Trekking Holidays in Nepal
Nepal boasts numerous renowned trekking destinations, making it a trekker's paradise. From the world-famous Everest Base Camp trek to Annapurna Base Camp, the Annapurna circuit, and more the country has plenty to offer.
We, Outfitter Himalaya Holidays, are a top-notch trekking and tour company that provides a wide range of treks in Nepal, from easy day hikes to multi-week high-altitude treks in the Himalayas.
With over a hundred trekking itineraries, we cater to all types of trekkers, ranging from beginners to seasoned veterans. Our trekking programs encompass easy day hikes and strenuous adventure treks. For a detailed overview of our trekking categories and packages, browse through our website to plan your Nepal trekking adventure with ease.
One of the most renowned trekking options in Nepal is the lodge/tea house-based trek, which we offer at Outfitter Himalaya. These treks involve staying at available lodges or guest houses along the trail, allowing for a comfortable and convenient experience. In most trekking regions of Nepal, there are well-managed lodges and guesthouses available to ensure a hassle-free trekking experience.
Types of Trekking in Nepal
We have categorized into three categories to our trekking program in Nepal, which are:
Tea House/Lodge Trek in Nepal
Teahouses are commonly found in Nepalese villages. They are typically humble accommodations rather than upscale lodging along the trekking routes in Nepal. To avoid confusion, the Nepalese use the term "lodge" to denote a sleeping place, while the term "hotel" typically refers to a restaurant or eating place in the mountains.
In the mountainous regions of Nepal, a "hotel" may only offer food without lodging, while a "lodge" always provides both accommodation and meals. Many proprietors will specify the services they offer by calling their establishments "Hotel & Lodge." However, most people use hotels, lodges, and teahouses interchangeably.
The most popular method of trekking in Nepal is to travel from teahouse to teahouse. The Khumbu (Everest), Langtang, Manaslu, Mustang, and Annapurna regions offer the most readily available hotel/lodge accommodations, allowing trekkers to travel with minimal equipment and rely on teahouses for shelter and sustenance.
Among the most popular trekking options in Nepal are the Annapurna Trek, Everest Trek, Langtang Trek, Mustang Trek, Manaslu Trek, and Kanchenjunga Trek, all of which offer a fantastic teahouse/lodge-based trekking experience.
Camping trek in Nepal
Camping trek is a traditional style of trekking in Nepal that is still popular today. Outfitter Himalaya specializes in organizing camping treks in areas where there are no lodges or homestay facilities available. These treks are fully supported by a team of experienced guides, cooks, sherpas, and porters who will accompany you on your journey.
During a camping trek, our porters will carry all the necessary equipment, including tents, food, fuel, and personal belongings. The cook will prepare hot meals at the camping sites while the guide will lead you through the Himalayan trails. You only need to carry a daypack with the items you need for the day's trek.
Typically, a camping trek begins with a cup of hot tea around 6 AM. After washing up with warm water, you will enjoy a hot breakfast before starting your day's trek. You can set your own pace and take breaks along the way to enjoy the scenery and take photos. After 3-4 hours of walking, you will reach the lunch spot where a hot lunch will be served.
Once you reach the next camping site around 4-5 PM, you will be served tea and snacks before dinner is provided around 6 or 7 PM. The food is prepared to be healthy, wholesome, and hygienic.
Camping treks offer an adventure into the rugged wilderness areas of Nepal that are inaccessible by road. Some of the most popular camping treks organized by Outfitter Himalaya include Ganesh Himal, Panch Pokhari, Bhairab Kunda, Dhaulagiri Base Camp, Rara Lake Trek, Lower Dolpo Trek, Upper Dolpo Trek, and many more!
Homestay trekking in Nepal
Home stay trekking in Nepal is a unique and immersive experience that allows travelers to explore the local culture and lifestyle firsthand. This new concept of trekking tours is gaining popularity as it is an economically cheaper option compared to other types of trekking in Nepal. Homestay treks take trekkers to remote villages where they stay in private homes and experience the local hospitality.
Homestay trekking is also an eco-friendly tourism activity that supports the principles of ecotourism. This type of trek focuses on preserving and conserving the natural and cultural heritage of the destination without causing any harm to the environment or the communities. By staying in private homes, homestay treks support the local economy and promote sustainable tourism.
The government of Nepal and related tourism organizations are focusing on promoting and developing homestay trekking routes in Nepal. There are hundreds of trekking trails in Nepal that need to be explored and promoted, and homestay trekking is one of the ways to achieve this.
Overall, homestay trekking in Nepal is an excellent way to experience the local culture, support the local economy, and promote sustainable tourism. It is a unique and immersive experience that every traveler should try at least once. Some of our famous homestay trekking packages are the Tamang Heritage Trek, Sherpa Culture Trek, etc.