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Trekking in Nepal

The eastern region of Nepal is culturally diverse. The Rais and the Limbus dominate the high country, while the Hindu castes make up the valleys. Stunning views of Kanchenjunga and Makalu can be seen from most high peaks. Specialists can appreciate the beautiful rhododendrons and butterflies found in the upper Arun Valley, Milke Daada, and Bhojpur.

Summer is not the best time to trek in Nepal. Exceptions are made for lower mountain treks and drier regions. Humidity from the Indian Ocean brings haze, heavy rain, and hot temperatures. These conditions can hinder the view, create a messy trail, and impede ground transportation. July and August are the wettest months, with the monsoon season peaking at the end of the month and tapering off to a drier fall period.

The second most popular trekking season in Nepal is spring. Spring temperatures are similar to those of autumn, and rhododendrons and monkeys thrive in this season. However, spring hiking can be busy and can obstruct mountain views. Fortunately, this is less of a problem higher in the mountains. While the weather is good in spring, bad weather can strike anytime of the year. But the fall and winter seasons are equally beautiful, with the rainy season being the most popular.

If you are planning a trek to the Everest region, you can rent high-altitude equipment in Namche. While you can still find cheap equipment for rent, it is always advisable to make sure that it fits properly and doesn’t have any fleas. You can also check the zippers and check whether they work. To ensure your safety, trekking in Nepal is not suitable for inexperienced trekkers. Nonetheless, the treks are an unforgettable experience!

While hiking in Nepal, you will have to pack warm clothing and a backpack. It is important to plan ahead for meals as cooks can only prepare one or two dishes at a time. You should bring a water purification device or neutralizing powder with you. Be sure to ask your guide about food safety and sanitation practices when you are deciding what to eat. Keeping an eye out for litter is a good practice to follow when trekking in Nepal.

One of the most satisfying approach routes begins at Phedi (1160m), which is located in the Annapurna region. From here, a steep trail climbs to Pothana (1900m), where there are fine views of the mountain range. From there, the trail contours gently through dense rhododendron forests, cultivated hillsides, and tolka village. Once at the summit, it’s easy to descend back to the valley floor and trek to Chhomrong.

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