Introduction to Trekking in Nepal

Here’s a quick overview of what you need to know before you start designing a custom trekking tour of Nepal. We work closely with you to create a unique and memorable experience. Questions? Contact us.

Trekking Basics

What is a trek?

A trek is a multi-day hike in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal.

Trek Options

There is a wide diversity of treks in Nepal. Treks can be broadly broken up into three categories: easy, moderate, and difficult. Factors include: altitude, length of walk each day, and incline.

Lodging on treks comes in two forms: camping in tents, and lodges (or tea houses).

Tea House Lodge Treks

In the lodge you will sleep on a basic mattress, usually in a room for two people. Some lodges have electricity. Bathrooms are shared (except for a few exceptions). Some have showers. If there is a shower it is usually with cold water. A few have hot water, depending on the trek. Toilets are shared and are typically “pit toilets”.

Camping Treks

On a camping trek you will sleep in a tent usually for two people, that will be set up and broken down for you. You will sleep in a sleeping bag, with a foam pad beneath. You can bring an inflatable pillow and/or sleeping pad with you.

Food on Treks

On a lodge trek, you will eat in lodges, with food cooked by the staff.

On a camping trek, your food will be prepared by a cook who is with you for the entire trek.

Duration of treks

Treks can range anywhere from one day to six months. Most people in Nepal will trek between 3 days and 20 days. I recommend a minimum of six days to really get the most out of your experience.