Range of Difficulty level for trekking in Nepal

Nepal is a country in the lap of Himalayas, it has a vast and mysterious landscape. Nepal is a country with a range of 60m-8848m from the sea level within an area of 147,181 Sq. Km. It constitutes of landscapes from flat and fertile land or Terai to mountainous region in the southern side of the Country. As wild and as variant the geography here is, it is similar to the cultural factors. Nepal is reach and has various cultural diversity. Nepal is also known as the land of 4 caste and 36 sub-castes who live so close to each other with peace and harmony.

Tourists are more fascinated about Nepal not only because of the Mountains but the people they meet here. Apart from their daily work and problems, Nepali people doesn’t fail to smile and share whatever they have. A famous journalist who was here in Nepal during the earthquake of 2015 said, though people here have their houses destroyed and don’t know what to eat, they offered him with Lunch. Nepali people have feelings of sharing with whatever they have.

In Nepal trekking is quite difficult compared to other trekking trails with full facilities and properly planned routines. But you can question yourself, is it worth visiting a place or trekking without an adventure? I personally think traveling is the thing that offers you enormous and unexpected surprises and facing them is always fun on a trip.  Travel with everything being perfect doesn’t leave you with any sharable story. 

In Nepal, there are plenty of options that you can choose from to trek, you can choose a short treks like Dhampus trek or the Ghorepani poon Hill trek which takes you 3-4 Days of walk to Dolpo region trek or the Lumba Shumba trek which takes you more than a month to complete. The various types of trekking trials offered in Nepal makes every kind of tourists travel to Nepal. If you choose trekking trials according to your trekking ability and willingness, trekking in Nepal will not be difficult and joyish. Nepal has more than 50-60 trekking routes which hosts a wide range of people.

On the basis of trekking difficulty trekking, we have divided trekking of Nepal into four different categories.

Easy trekking

This trekking is for the one who has no prior trekking experience and wants to trek. These treks are preferred by the people who have less time and want to do a short trek before starting their long trek aswell. Also, old aged people, Children’s and family prefer these types of trek. These trekking are mostly up to 4-5 Days and mostly below 4000 meters below sea level which has very little chance of getting altitude sickness.

Ghorepani-Poonhill trek, Dhampus Trek, Kathmandu Valley Hiking(Mostly around the valley), Ghalegaun Trek, Everest Short Trek are some of the common trek that are categorized under Easy Trekking. 

Moderate Trekking

Moderate trekking might be a little challenging trekking for the first time trekkers. If you are physically fit and train regularly, it might not be a problem for you but for someone with no regular fitness and no prior experience of trekking this trekking might be difficult. Yet these trekking routes are the routes that are being done by people above 65 years with prior trekking experience. These trekking routes take at most 15 days for completion and are mostly below 4000-4500 meters above the sea level. 

These trekking routes are mostly famous trekking routes of Nepal and most people prefer these routes for their trekking. Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Gokyo Lake Trek in the Everest region are some of the Moderate Trekking experience in Nepal.

Difficult Trekking

Difficult trekking is the routes that are attempted by the people with prior trekking and climbing experiences. These trekking routes are only for the people who are physically fit and mentally prepared. Our body should be able to cope up with the environment above 5000 meters and do some extreme walking of more than 7 hours a day sometimes. These treks are mostly in the region of people like Thakalis, Gurungs, Sherpas(mostly Himalayan people). These trekking routes are routes where guides and porters are required for making our job easier. You will be able to see stunning mountains around you in these treks. Accommodation in these trekking routes are mostly on the Tea houses and tents.

Dolpo Region Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Tilicho Trek, Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, Lumba Sumba Trek are some of the examples of these types of treks.

Challenging Trekking

Challenging treks are the treks which are mostly on the remote part of the routes or constitutes of some combined treks. These trekking are completed by the people who are physically fit. These treks are in the region of Aclamatization where people often fall sick due to altitude sickness. These treks are usually long and takes are mostly in the mountainous region. 

The most popular region for challenging trekking are Upper Dolpo Trek, Everest High Pass Trek, Ganja La pass, Lumba Sumba Pass Trek

Final Words

Nepal has various types of trekking to offer, you can choose trekking trials according to your personal skills and experience. Yet other challenges might be how can you choose the trial which best fits for you. For that, you can view our Blog articles and trekking routes and packages for details. Marvel Treks has all the information for almost all trekking routes in Nepal, Please go through these articles and feel free to write us for further information you want to know from us.

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