Trekking in Nepal

Nepal is tremendously popular worldwide, especially in the tourism field since the inception of democracy in the country where one can quench new and unknown adventures in life. Sublime majestic and mysterious since the beginning of time, the magnificent mountains have captured the blooming aspirations for man and woman alike. The Himalaya, which is regarded as the birth place of the gods, creates legends and myths, hopes and despairs, where a single wrong step results death as the victim plunged into the awesome depths below. As tourism progressed in Nepal, fearless race of men incredibly grew up in these very mountains which now called Sherpas or in terms of tigers of the snow who live in altitudes ranging from 2748-4878 meters. It is these human tigers that now guide carry and steer expeditions without whom no high mountains are possible to conquer.

In the materialistic present day world getting further away from Nature every day ,the mountains offer the mystique of man battling against something greater than him, a reality greater than his own, greater than he encompass. The heights of Mt Everest, surrounded by peaks, towering, snow covered and silent offer a loneliness away from the plastic reality of today - a 'oneness' - awesome and wonderful filled on the roof of the universe. Every year during the trekking season hundreds of young and old from every country and walk of life, both experience and amateur take up the challenge. Why people have always believed these mountains to be the 'home of gods'? Who else would dare to live there? Can anyone imagine being on the top of Everest, it would make a man feel like a God itself, the trek to Sagarmatha or other Himalayan areas makes a person an indelible memory of serenity, freshness and the insatiable attraction of the area walked.

The trekker meets people who inhabit lower regions of the mountains, unaffected by the on rush of modern civilization, these people have a culture, which has continued down the ages- pure and simple. Here, it is natural for the trekker to experience a feeling of heavenly joy- midst the enchanting beauty of nature along with the simple people and the pure atmosphere. The trek to the Khumbu region approaching Mt Everest (8848m) has for long been almost synonymous with the various Everest expeditions and adventurous trekker.

The trail to Namche Bazaar, Thyangboche passes through a series of semi- tropical, paddy growing, river valleys and hamlets surrounded by banana trees, terraced hill sides and ridges where one can have a feeling of monotonous silence of life with lonely and only atmosphere quite away from the commercial hangover, anxiety and depression. Continuing through rhododendrons flowers and several delightful forests of pine, it reaches the sherpa habitat of alpine scrubs and twisted junipers. And, from here it winds the way towards the glaciers and massive peaks of the Himalayas. Not only does the trip provide close-up views of the sublime and great Himalayan giants but also the un-spoilt mountain habitations all the way through, where little boys and girls sing with ancient melody and Sherpas buy and sell at the local and week-end market. Buddhist monks chant prayers and shepherds nad maidens mind their herd of yaks. In reality, one can enjoy a humanly love, friendship and society during all the way to enchantments during your trek.

Trekking means living intensely every moments of each long day enjoying the calm majestic beauty of the serene mountains and its lovely valleys, the romantic walks and the magnificent landscapes as well as to get to know more about the heart of Nepal, and its hill people and their smiling welcome and their unrestrained hospitality towards the new visitors. The higher one goes, feel the mountains appear so awesome, so majestic, so mysterious and beautiful. Apart from Everest region, Nepal has several trekking destinations such as Kanchenjunga Region, Rolwaling Himal, Langtang Himal, Juzal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Manasalu Region, Annapurna Region and Mustang Region - the choice is yours and we put you there in comfort and safety. Equipped with all kinds of infrastructures and skilled manpower, Adventure Gorkha Treks and Expeditions is here in Nepal to guide you and design your whole package, from arrival to departure and at a competitive price. Our service is just an email or contact form away.

As a matter of fact, Nepal fortunately offers probably the finest and the greatest diversity of trekking opportunities in our little planet. There are several routs and choices of terrain to suit most people, itís important to remember that the more rigorous and difficult treks are not necessarily the best one. What one person gains by walking from Jiri to Everest Base Camp, another person will get from a short trek of Pokhara by strolling through hills of the Kathmandu Valley. Other than proper planning and trekking informed, sensible care of yourself, your fellow trekkers and surroundings hills en-route, there is no difficult way of trekking nor any speed at which you have to walk itís necessary to note that the main thins is to enjoy the experience in life.

Nepal lies on the rooftop of the world south of Chinese held Tibet and is surrounded on three sides by Indian Republic. Foreigners were forbidden to enter its territory and virtually nothing was known about its people and their culture, heritage and civilization until the middle of the 20 century and thereafter the maiden visitors exposed this hidden and glorious country of innocent and destitute people with countless diversity from high Himalayans to tropical jungles full of wild animals as well as colorful birds to verdant hills and terraced planes with the red mud houses whose thatched eaves shade clusters with golden corn, terraces stepped in emerald green whence rose sharp cries of "Namaste". Nepal's natural beauty and colorful age old culture and tradition are certainly omnipresent. Be it spring, summer, winter or fall-all allow, visitors a very special glimpse of a marvelous place on earth.

Serenely nestled against the backdrops of the magnificent mass of the Himalayan ranges, Nepal has been since ancient times a real oasis of tradition and religious concepts, art and architecture of its own kind, entirely blessed by the multiplicity of holy spots and shrines which are considered as the abode of gods and goddesses. Nepal is bestowed since ages by different faiths in all manner of manifestation to obtain eternal peace, happiness and heavenly joy in human life. The image of Hindu and Buddhist gods are worshiped of everyday as a way of regular life by the people of Nepal. The devotees step up in the temples and shrines usually in the fresh morning and put rice, flower and vermilion powder on the idols and circle temple clockwise ringing the bells. The pause at the foot of the god and take holy flower and red 'Tika' to put on their heads and foreheads and return home wishing something to be fulfilled with the blessings of the Almighty God.

Temples are the perfect places where the devotees gather for their prayer and meditation. Ritual formalities and easy going marriage ceremonies are also performed in the vicinity of sacred temples with the god and its spiritual priest as witness. Apart from several other gods, the god of Trinity: Brahma the creator, Vishnu the protector and Mahrshwore the destroyer occupy an important place in the country's pantheon. However, Maheshwore is generally regarded as the supreme Hindu Deity, a god both loved and feared depending on his manifestation who are called by many names: Shiva, Shankar, Pashupatinath and so on.

Pashupatinath stands on the bank of the holy Bagmati River, a tributary of Ganga where priests wearing sacred attire mingle with sadhus as well as saints and photospheres and again, where peddlers of ritual objects, flower sellers and holy cows wander freely. Many Hindus who come to die here at the point of death are cremated on the platform of the flowing river and mix their ashes and mortal remains into the water. No experience of Hindu religion is complete without a visit to Pashupatinath temple. Similarly, a visit to Lumbini is equally significant for the followers of Buddhist faith where siddhartha Gautam, who was later known as Lord Buddha after achieving enlightenment was born in 543 B.C. Historical records show that Indian Emperor Ashoka, deeply saddened with the effect of pools of bloodshed seen in the battle fields visited Lumbini and erected a large pillar on his name in 250 BC in which monument, he inscribed his faith towards Buddhism for eternal peace and happiness to be obtained.

Christianity and Islam have their own particular respect and culture heritage undisturbed in Nepal, though Hinduism and Buddhism are the two predominant faiths of the country, and such is the religious tolerance and perfect harmony that is one of the most unique aspects of Nepalís love, friendship and cult towards human society. It is obvious that such a feeling of mingling between divergent forms of worship cannot be found anywhere else as is in Nepal. They are strongly influenced by virtue of mystic cult of Tantriks and Rituals and almighty god-goddesses are sculptured in stone, metal and wood. They are also depicted in Thanka or scroll painting, enshrined in marvelous temples, pagodas and huge monasteries as well as in the river side monuments on the way to high Himalayan Ranges during your memorable trekking in Nepal.

Almost half of all overseas visitors to Nepal spend a part of their journeys on a trek. While most return enthused, for some levels of hygiene and relative lack of amenities are just too much. Specially in some of the higher and remote regions trekking is unquestionably hard work. About of illness, for example, or ill fitting pair of boots can ruined or damage a trip but these are seldom and show that we live in a world of diversity. To get the most out of your trek, think about how you will approach it. Will you go independently taking all supplies with you and camping out at night or will it be in a group on pre-arranged trek with an established company? Always remember that it is very important to conduct or choose a style and routes that feet your interest in search of new and unknown adventures.

Nepal is always grateful to H.W Tillman who explored the Everest and Annapurna regions in 1949 and Tony Hagen the Swiss geologist who conducted an extensive survey of the Kingdom during the same period, and above all deeply grateful to Sir Edmond Hillary who successfully concurred the Mt Everest in 29th. May 1953 exposing the existence and the beauty of the country as well as its cultural heritage. Indeed, that was the first golden step and the begging of the tourism in the Himalayan Kingdom. Try Us!

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