History regarding trekking in Nepal dates back to the 1960s when Col Jimmy Robert organized fist commercial trek in Nepal. Today, trekking in Nepal is a real adventure and most appreciated one across the globe. Trekking in Nepal is safe and easy – one can hire a guide or can also use local services like porter around.
Walking under the shade of mountains, along with the flow of natural rivers and into the wild is something appreciable anyway. There are amazing trails that exist in Nepal which not only provides a different experience but ensures adventure-filled breathtaking experience as well. Every trek in Nepal is a unique and different experience.
There are some interesting unknown facts about trekking in Nepal.
There are only a few trails that have been popular in Nepal for trekking. Other, several trekking routes are yet to be explored. From Nar and Phu trekking trail to Mardi Himal Trekking trail, from Khorpa Ridge Trek to Dolpo Trek, they are not as popular as they had to be – because of which they remain off the choice of trekkers. However, though lesser-known trails, they are equally interesting, natural and adventure-filled.
Once known as weed capital
Nepal was once known to be weed capital. Although illegal and not available for buying or selling, weeds are popular across rural areas be that around ditches, farmland, mountainside or even around the roads. In every trail, the trekkers can get to experience weed under their risk. Those trekkers explain it an amazing experience to try weed grown under the shade of Himalayas thereby.
Safety and Security
The trekking trails in Nepal are very safe and secured. There has never been any sort of impact made to tourists. No case of clash has been recorded in Nepal in the name of religion either. Despite, various ideologies and believes – everyone is concerned about respecting their guests with a set of hospitalities around. Local people treat guests as a god, following Hindu mythology.
So, from every remote space to distant lands – there are enough safety measures. There are police squads in major tourist walking trails too. Apart, the people are very helpful and supportive. From Everest view trek to Mardi Himal trek – they are all safe for anyone to walk around.
Not just limited to mountains
Although widely recognized for mountains, trekking in Nepal is much more beyond mountains. Trekkers get to experience high pass, waterfall, seasonal flower, glacier, forest, lake, river, wildlife, river valley with various sets of cultures thereby. Trekkers will get to see real-life thereby and also get to explore alpine flora and fauna, yak, Himalayan black bear, Thar, Red Panda, Yarshagumba with snow leopard during their trails.
Myths about Yeti
Yeti is derived from the Tibetan compound word meaning bear of rock place. The story of Yeti dates back thousands of years with indigenous people of Himalayan who believed Yetis were guardians of mountains. It is deep-rooted in Nepali culture and religion. In the 1950s Government of Nepal spent the budget for Yeti hunting as well.
Skepticisms are suggesting large tracks in the snow are normal animal prints melted into each other to look like prints from larger animals. British professor stated that Yetis are sub species of brown bear – a mix of Himalayan brown bear and ancient polar bear species. However, Yeti has never been found or observed. Upon any Nepali treks, stories of Yetis are generally heard.
About The Author
Aksharika is an avid traveler who loves to travel and explore new places. Since 2000, she has been working as a trekking guide for Green Society Adventure, a reputed travel agency in Nepal and has trekked with many nationals along the plains, hills and Himalayas of Nepal. Get in touch with her to talk about travels at aksharika[@]greensocietyadventure.com