Nepal, also dubbed “the trekker’s paradise,” is home to Everest and seven other 8-thousander and more than 1000 peaks soaring above 5000m and 6000m. And if this doesn’t convince you to go trekking in Nepal, I don’t know what will. Every year hundreds of thousands of trekkers from across the globe travel to Nepal to trek, mostly to do popular treks like Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, and Langtang Trek. More than 30,000 trekkers visit Everest Base Camp every year. Isn’t it tempting? I mean, you probably had already trekked to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world, or it’s on your bucket list. If not, you probably need to change your mindset and go trekking in Nepal at least once in a lifetime. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should trek in Nepal.
Breathtaking views of the mountains
Everest Base Camp Trekking
When it comes to mountain views, there is no place like Nepal. With 8 of the 14 highest peaks in the world, Nepal is truly a heaven for trekkers and climbers alike. Elite climbers and trekkers travel to Nepal to climb some of the highest peaks and trek to the foothill of the highest peaks in the world, and embrace the breathtaking view of the mountains. Hiking enthusiasts also travel to Nepal to explore the less-frequented hiking trails in Nepal. Nowhere else in the world can you find the views like in Nepal and for this reason, you must trek to Nepal.
Home to the tallest mountain in the world
It’s clear, isn’t it? As I mentioned earlier, Nepal is home to Mount Everest, and there’s no other way to enjoy the sight of Everest other than trekking to the base camp of Everest. And trust me, there’s no place like Everest Base Camp. So, this is the most appealing reason for many travelers to trek in Nepal. In fact, everyone has Everest Base Camp Trek on their travel list. If you don’t want to do this trek, there are many other treks that will surely entice you. I mean, just look for Annapurna Circuit Trek vlog on YouTube. You will love it. There are seven other 8000m-peaks in the Himalayas of Nepal. You can trek to the base camp of all these peaks. The views of the majestic mountains are awe-inspiring and this could be the very reason why trekkers visit Nepal more than once.
Trekking options for all fitness levels
There’s a trek for everyone in Nepal. If you are a novice trekker, there are many treks for you, and if you’re a seasoned trekker, there are many challenging treks for you. Nepal hosts treks for all fitness levels like for Family Trek, Trek for beginners, Easy moderate to challenge etc. You can trek with your family in Nepal, and even a solo female trekker can embark on a beautiful journey to the mountains of Nepal. Treks like Poon Hill Trek, Mardi Himal Trek and Ghandruk Trek are the best treks for beginners in Nepal. Similarly, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Three Passes Trek, and Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek are the most-challenging trek ideal for experienced trekkers only. You can choose from day hikes to multi-day or multi-week treks in Nepal based on your physical fitness.
Friendly Locals and Safety
The Nepalese people are among the friendliest people on the planet. Now, this shouldn’t surprise you at all. When trekking to the remote areas and far-flung areas of Nepal, you will meet local people who have different cultures and lifestyles, but everyone is welcoming and offers generous hospitality. If you need help, they will make sure to help you. Nepalese people will welcome you anywhere in Nepal, be it the city area or the mountain. The hospitality of local people in Nepal is second to none. Nepal is also among the safest countries to travel to. Many solo female travelers have trekked to the base camp of the mountains and remote valleys of Nepal. They absolutely loved the beauty of Nepal and the local people.
Teahouse Trekking Experience
Last but not least, we have a teahouse trekking experience. Trekking to Nepal means you will be sleeping and eating in a teahouse owned by local people. Most trekking trails in Nepal are dotted with teahouses. These teahouses are there to cater service to trekkers. The food in the teahouse is really good, and they offer basic amenities. You will be sleeping in a room with minimal furniture. Dal Bhat is the best food to try when trekking to the base camp or ridge. It’s a great way to experience the local lifestyle and immerse in local culture. You will love to be accommodated in the local teahouse. Here’s the thing: you will walk for 5-6 hours at a minimum every day, and at the end of the day, sleep and eat in the local teahouses.