Trekking in Nepal

Nepal is a country with many popular trekking destinations, and it is virtually heaven on earth for trekking with the world-famous trek to Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna circuit, and many more. Outfitter Himalaya Holidays have many soft day-treks/hikes to few-week-long strenuous adventure trekking in the highlands of the Nepal Himalayas.

We at Outfitter Himalaya have designed more than a hundred trekking itineraries to suit the amateur trekkers to the adventure & experienced trekkers. You can find soft day-trek/hike to few-week-long strenuous adventure trekking programs from us. Look at our trekking categories and packages for the detail of the trekking itineraries and the information which will be much helpful to plan your trekking adventure in Nepal.

We at Outfitter Himalaya have many different types of trekking in Nepal, and one of the most famous trekking is the lodge/tea house-based trek. You stay at the available lodge/guesthouses along the trekking trail while you go on lodge (tea house trekking in Nepal). There are well-managed lodges/guest houses in most of the trekking regions of Nepal.

Tea House/Lodge trekking in Nepal

The Nepali word “Bhatti” translates as "teahouse" in English. It is a bit pretentious to call some of these village establishments a hotel, but the Nepalese use of English translates restaurant or eating place as "hotel". Since, the word hotel has, therefore, been pre-empted, Nepalese use the word "lodge" for sleeping places or hotels. Thus, in the hills/mountains of Nepal, a "hotel" has food, but may not provide a place to sleep, while a "lodge" always offers accommodation and meals. Many innkeepers specify the services they provide by calling their establishments "Hotel & Lodge". To avoid all this semantic confusion, most people use hotels, lodges, and teahouses interchangeably. In reality, you can almost always find both accommodation and food at any trailside establishment.

The most popular way to trek in Nepal is to travel from teahouse to teahouse. The Hotel/lodge accommodation is most readily available in the Khumbu (Everest), the Langtang, Manaslu Region, Mustang, and Annapurna regions. In these areas, you can experience trekking with a minimum of equipment and rely on teahouses for food and shelter.

The most popular Tea house/ lodge-based trekking in Nepal is Annapurna Trekking, Everest Trekking, Langtang Trekking, Mustang Trekking, Manaslu Trekking & Kanchenjunga Trekking.

Tented camp trekking in Nepal

The camping style of trekking in Nepal is the initial way of trekking in Nepal and was later developed for the lodge-based trek. There are still many trekking routes in Nepal that have to be organized in camping style and basically, we at Outfitter Himalaya organize camping trekking where there is no facility of the lodge and homestay.

The camping trekking in Nepal is fully organized and supported by a team of guides, cooks, sherpas, and porters to accompany you on your trekking. Our porters carry all the trekking gear, foodstuff, fuel, and personal belongings and the cook prepares hot meals on camping and the guide guides you to the Himalayas. You only need to carry your day bag pack with the stuff you need for the day. At night, tents for dining, sleeping, and toilet are set up for the overnight stay. In a typical camping trekking, you start the day around 6 AM with a cup of hot tea. You are then provided warm water for washing, and all the trekkers enjoy with hot breakfast before leaving camp.

Trekkers can set their pace slowly having sightseeing on the trekking trail and snaps to the lunch spot, and you reach the spot to have lunch after around 3-4 hours of walking. On arrival, you are served hot lunch in the afternoon, after setting out from the lunch spot, you normally reach the next camp around 4-5 PM.

You are served tea and snacks once you reach the camp. Dinner will be provided around 6 or 7 PM, The food is healthy, wholesome, and hygienically prepared. The camping trekking includes trekking into the rugged, wilderness, and adventure trekking areas of Nepal including Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, Makalu Base Camp Trek, Ganesh Himal, Panch Pokhari, Bhairab Kunda, Dhaulagiri Base Camp, Rara Lake Trek, Lower Dolpo Trek, Higher Dolpo Trek and many more!

Homestay trekking in Nepal

Homestay trekking in Nepal is a new concept of trekking tours in Nepal. Some of the homestay treks go to the remote villages of Nepal. The homestay is the first step in developing tea house/lodge-based trekking routes in Nepal. The most popular lodge treks in Nepal were also homestay style in the initial phase, and later local entrepreneurs started to invest to build nice and comfortable lodges on those trekking trails and there are have good lodging facilities these days.

There are hundreds of trekking trails in Nepal those need to be explored and promoted. The government of Nepal and related tourism organizations are focusing on home stay trekking and homestay trekking has been becoming more popular these days. The Homestay treks provide more opportunities for the trekkers to know and experience the local culture and lifestyle. The Homestay treks in Nepal are economically cheaper compared with other types of trekking in Nepal.

The accommodation and food will be in private homes, which supports eco-tourism. Eco-tourism is a tourism activity that is friendly to the environment of the natural and cultural heritage, which does not affect directly or indirectly the nature, culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the communities. This concept of tourism is developed to preserve and conserve that tourist attraction for future travelers as many tourists’ destination in Nepal is not going to sustain longer, so keeping in mind that we must organize our trips in a friendly way to make tourism sustainable.