Types of Trekking in Nepal

  • Jul 1, 2023
  • Prathana

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Based on food and lodging, tea house and camping treks are the two main types of trekking in Nepal. These two options are commonly provided by tour operators, who can also customize the trek based on the preferences of their customers. Tea house treks are especially popular in Nepal due to their straightforward nature. The choice between tea house treks and camping treks depends on the destination and the availability of tea houses in the area. In some locations, such as the Manaslu region, where tea houses are limited, camping becomes necessary. However, in most places, there are tea houses available for meals and lodging, providing convenient options for trekkers.

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Teahouse trek

Most people go on treks to teahouses in Nepal. Most of the time, teahouses are located near major hiking sites/ routes . For instance, we can discover teahouses on the route to the world-famous Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani. While teahouses offer both food and lodging, hotels and lodges exclusively offer accommodations.

What is Teahouse Trekking?

In Nepal, the most common type of accommodation that permits trekkers to stay at local lodges and enjoy nourishing dishes and comfy beds is called teahouse trekking. The Annapurna, Everest, and Langtang regions offer the most frequented routes with Tea House lodge accommodations. There will be both excellent and very modest facilities along the walk, so you will need to make compromises while keeping your sense of adventure in mind. Your guide will make sure that the restaurants and accommodations you visit adhere to the minimal standards of comfort you anticipate, including clean rooms, hot showers, and a good selection of regional and international cuisine.

Camping trek

Camping trekking is less well-known in Nepal than hiking through tea houses. All of Nepal's trekking destinations allow for camping treks. These kinds of treks are led by a guide, an assistant guide, a porter, a cook, a kitchen assistant, and a camp assistant. The staff will change depending on the trekkers. While trekking, we bring food, gasoline, camping gear, trekking gear, etc. with us. The traditional form of trekking with an added element of adventure is the camping trek. We provide healthy meals for the camping expedition by utilizing as few cans of food as we can and as many fresh fruits and vegetables.


What is a Camping trek? 

Team members provide all supplies and logistical support for the camping excursion. The company provides all necessary equipment, including tents, sleeping bags, dining tents, kitchen supplies, and food. A guide, a cook, a camping crew, a kitchen team, and porters will be included in the group along the camping trek. They will set up the campsite in the best location they can along the day's hike, make meals, and stop for the night. Set off from the campsite in the morning, eat breakfast, and continue hiking until the planned finish of the route.

The regular days of a camping trek follow a similar schedule to a teahouse journey, and the meals are prepared by skilled chefs. Some members of our crew enjoy singing and dancing while camping, and in some locations, local mother groups may visit to present cultural performances. In this regard, your guide will gather some donations on their behalf; they will utilize the money for social work, health care, and the preservation of their unique culture.

Trekking Grades 

Grade 1: Simple  Trek

The simplest hiking in Nepal is included in this; no prior expertise is necessary, and there are no challenging climbs or snowy excursions. It is simply a village stroll where one may learn about the customs and culture of Nepal's rural areas. You may take in the breathtaking mountain vistas, fascinating village life, and breathtaking forest walks.
The High Himalayan Trekking and Expedition team arranges treks lasting one day to ten days in Nepal, where there are a number of straightforward routes. Typically, grade 1 elevations are up to 2500 meters above sea level.

Grade 2: Moderate Trek

Walking uphill, downhill, next to mountain views, and through gorgeous mountainous forests is a little difficult. Grade 2 elevation ranges from 2500 to 4000 meters.

Grade 3: Demanding 

A grade 3 hike, from 4000m to 5550m, is one that is difficult. The majority of Nepal's trekking is grade 3. You must have some prior trekking experience and be in reasonable physical shape. These kinds of treks frequently involve climbing and descending, and you could also have to cross small glaciers. A lifelong adventure awaits you on this type of hiking, which features breathtaking strolling amidst towering mountains. In Nepal, there are numerous villages with a wide variety of landscapes over 4000 meters. At this altitude, yaks normally graze.

Grade 4: Quite demanding

Grade 4 trekking routes are those that are over 5550 meters. There is a substantial likelihood of getting AMS, so you need to be in excellent physical shape and have past experience. As you will be walking through extremely rocky terrain, crossing glaciers, and traveling into the wilderness, rope climbing and mountaineering skills are needed. This is for people looking for a genuine challenge and experience. In Nepal, there are a lot of fairly difficult hiking routes.

Grade 5:  Difficult

It is grade 5 or hard trekking above 6100 m. This kind of hiking involves an excursion of high mountains and demanding climbing abilities, frequently in icy weather. Snowy mountain climbing is extremely difficult and calls for extensive mountaineering knowledge, physical fitness, ideal weather, and well-functioning equipment. With eight of the top ten tallest mountains in the world, Nepal is one of the best countries in the world for difficult treks and expeditions.

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