With 100,000 trekkers hitting the trails every year in Nepal, notably Everest and the Annapurnas, can get seriously congested in late October and early November. To many trekkers, it is counterproductive to leave the congestion at home only to battle the crowds in Khumbu or Manang during October, November, and April.
However, it is surprisingly easy to beat the crowds. In most of the of the remote areas, you will encounter a different world and actually see the real Nepal. Remote area trekking is the way to reach the natural, unspoiled beauty, rich cultural heritage combined with the spirit of adventure. With sustainable eco trekking, Travel itinerary, you are also helping to support these poor areas while gaining an amazingly special experience of the real Nepal.
The eastern part of Nepal is an untamed frontier, rising to a sheer mountain wall that includes two of the tallest peaks on earth. In the far east of Nepal, Kanchenjunga clocks in as the world’s third-highest peak at 8586m. Further west, mighty Makalu (8463m) comes in at number five. The foothills of these Himalayan giants offer some of the most exciting trekking that Nepal has to offer. Passing through remote country provides you a flashback to what the whole country must have been like when explorers such as Edmund Hillary made the first ascents in the 1950s.
Trekking trails in eastern Nepal follow a series of meltwater rivers and streams, passing through a fascinating variety of landscapes – terraced rice fields, dense rhododendron forests, rolling alpine meadows and the desolate lunar landscape of the high Himalaya. The villages along the trails are home to a diverse range of tribal people.
With languages and traditions quite different from the rest of the country, western Nepal feels in many ways like a land apart. The landscapes here are huge, broken only by the massive snowcapped peaks of Api Saipal, Kanjiroba, and Dhaulagiri, as dry waves of khaki-colored ridges spread through the Trans-Himalaya as far as the eye can see. The region hides some of the country’s best trekking secrets, including spectacular turquoise lakes, timeless Tibetan monasteries, and spectacular high passes.
Treks in Nepal Wild West are seriously off the beaten track. This is the part of Nepal where you’ll need a reliable trekking agency on your side.
Border Regions (restricted areas)
Explorers, trekkers, and borderholics have always gazed wistfully at the remote mountain valleys bordering Tibet. Long off-limits because the high-altitude valleys offer easy access to forbidden Tibet, the areas are said to be the untouched Shangri-Las and pockets of pristine Tibetan culture. The fabulous mountain scenery ranges from the high altitude Trans-Himalayan deserts of Upper Mustang and upper Dolpo to the deep jungle gorges of Manaslu. Strict controls and high permit fees are supposed to protect the fragile environment and cultural integrity of these regions and to provide security both for the safety of the trekkers and the protection of Nepal’s border with China.
Restricted area treks are certainly pricier than the main teahouse treks and demand a different style of trekking, but the extra effort is worth it. Those remote corners hide some of the most remarkable germs in the entire Himalaya.
In order to tackle the east or west of Nepal, we’ll need to be fully equipped. Most of the remote area trekking is organized as camping trips which means that everything we’ll need has to be carried by porters or mules.
Nepal is a safe and welcoming country to visit, and tourism supports both local economies and reconstruction efforts across the country from April 2015's catastrophic earthquake. Himalayan Unforgettable Adventure believes in giving back to its community and donates 10 percent of all our profits to committees within the Tamang region.
"Visit Nepal year' planned for 2020: As the government has set a target to bring in two million tourists each year by 2020, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) has planned to organize ‘Visit Nepal Year’ in 2020 to attract more tourists to the country. More news will be unveiled soon by the Tourism Minister Jitendra Narayan Dev.
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