Nepal Travel - Trekking Explained

Ram chandra dahal By Ram chandra dahal, 31st Aug 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/jilu9g4j/
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Trekking In Nepal to many sounds like one of those activities that one finds on a dream board or an activity that sounds so foreign that it belongs in some obscure National Geographic program about a far away place.

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Trekking In Nepal to many sounds like one of those activities that one finds on a dream board or an activity that sounds so foreign that it belongs in some obscure National Geographic program about a far away place. Frankly both 'trekking' and 'Nepal' fall under that category of cryptic adventure activities and places. In reality though, trekking in Nepal is nothing shocking (other than of course the beauty of the environment itself) and not too, out of the ordinary for anybody who has been on a long hike.
When I set out to write this explanation of trekking in Nepal, I wanted to answer a question. “What is trekking?” I then realized that the answer is a lot more complex than what it seems. It also dawned on me, that when my friends and family posed the question, “What is trekking?” my cliche synonym derived answer “It's like a long hike in the mountains” that is found on many “Travel Nepal” websites was no where near satisfactory. It's not that they or I didn't know what trekking in Nepal was when formulating the response, but rather that we failed to respond to the question in a way as to dispel the assumptions that rise out of stereotypes that exist whenever the words hiking, Nepal, Himalayas and remote are used in one sentence or close proximity to one another. It is these stereotypes that prevent a simple and accurate one sentence description of trekking in Nepal.
So what is trekking in Nepal, if the proper answer is a lot more than just the stereotypical, travel in Nepal by hiking? Let's start with a little geography.

Trekking Through High Altitude Forest
Trekking Through High Altitude Forest

Nepal, is a landlocked nation, sandwiched between India and Tibet and stretched out along the spine of the Himalayan range. As such, it offers a vast array of habitats from tropical jungles to the alpine tops of the Himalayas themselves. What trekking in Nepal does, is create an opportunity for the traveler to traverse many parts of this varied terrain on foot, and experience the diverse habitats and culture encountered along the way. Still however, although entirely accurate, this answer is incomplete.
We need to first clear up some assumptions.
Clearly, Nepal can be considered as 'remote' geographically when viewed against other “more developed” regions of the world, but this doesn't mean that Nepal is uninhabited and that when trekking one will hike for weeks without seeing any signs of life. Quite the contrary, (though such areas exist), a traveler in Nepal will find themselves no more than half a days journey from a settlement. This is especially true for the common major trekking areas of Nepal. The reason why is actually quite simple.

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author avatar Sugam
3rd Sep 2010 (#)

good job man keep on updating

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author avatar Ram chandra dahal
7th Sep 2010 (#)

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6th Sep 2010 (#)

very good here man

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