Gear List that you must have when trekking in Nepal (Skyline Treks and Expedition )

Introduction

Nepal is blessed with scintillating landscapes and mountains, making it a popular destination for trekkers.The unique and diverse cultures of this country attract a large number of people every year.

There are several trekking routes that you can choose from. If you want to go for strenuous treks, you can opt for Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek. If you want to take it easy, you can go for Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek.

You will be walking for days, witnessing the beauty of this region and experience the delightful hospitality of the people.

In order to fully enjoy your trek, you should pack smart for your trek. As you will be heading to a remote region, you will not be able to find items that you require. So, packing all the necessary items would be a smart decision. When packing is done right, you will save money. You will not face any difficulties during your trek.

Here is the list of items that you should take for your trek in Nepal.

Hiking Backpack

Hiking backpack is the most important item for your trek. It is highly recommended that you bring a strong backpack. You should also consider purchasing a waterproof bag. These backpacks are built for trekking as you will be carrying heavy weight. It will reduce the burden on your back. So, don’t forget to get a proper hiking backpack for your trek.

Daypack

It would be a smart decision to take a daypack for your trek. If you want to explore a particular place but do not want to carry your bag, daypack would be an ideal choice. You can keep your hiking backpack in the teahouse and carry your camera, water bottle, jacket, etc and head out to explore. This bag can be easily folded and is packable. So, don’t forget to take this bag.

Down Jacket

In order to withstand the cold, you will need a down jacket. As you will be in the cold regions of Nepal, it will be very cold during the mornings as well as the evenings. Down jackets are lightweight and are easily packable. This will save space in your bag and you can take it out when it gets really cold. It will be highly useful when you go to watch the sunrise. If you are looking for a down jacket, you can find the best women’s down jacket here.

Hiking Boots

It is no secret that you will be walking in challenging terrains throughout the trek. Without question, you will need proper hiking boots. You will walk for about 6-7 hours a day. So, a proper hiking boot will be of big help. These boots will help you avoid ankle sprain and other foot-related injuries.

Flash Dry Shirts

Flash dry shirts will be highly useful for your trek. You will definitely sweat as you will be walking for 6-7 hours every day. It would be quite uncomfortable to put on the same shirt the following day. Flash dry shirts dry real quick. So, after a long day of walking, you can wash it and it will dry in seconds. You will also not have to carry extra shirts as one will do the job. You can start your journey the following day with a clean shirt.

Backpacking Sleeping Bags

If you are planning to trek slightly off the beaten track, then you should take your sleeping bags. They are a lifesaver if you are camping. Sleeping bag will give you warmth, comfort, and safety. You will be walking long hours so you will need to rest. If you are looking for a backpacking sleeping bag, you can find the best backpacking sleeping bags under $100 here.

Waterproof and Windproof Jacket

During your mid-day walk, it will be difficult to wear your waterproof and windproof jacket. It will be easier to use the windproof jacket to block out the wind. If by any chance there is rain, these jackets can be highly useful too. These jackets would be highly useful in these scenarios.

Hiking Socks

It is necessary that you take your hiking socks for your trek. You will be walking about 7 hours every day and using normal socks would simply just not cut it. Hiking socks will help you avoid blisters and other foot related problems. These socks will also keep your feet dry and comfortable even after hours of walking.

Comfortable Clothes

It would be smart to carry an extra set of clothes on your trek. You can wear them when you are resting after a long day of walking. It should be comfortable and warm so that you can rest easy. Also, in case of an emergency, you can always resort to these clothes.

Solar Phone Charger

You will walk in quite a remote region of Nepal. Some of the teahouses may not have charging facilities. If they do, you will be required to pay 4-5 dollars an hour. So, it would be a good decision to take a solar phone charger. In case you need a solar charger, you can find the best solar phone charger here.

Sunscreen

Sunscreen is another item that you should pack. As you will be walking during the daytime, you will be continuously exposed to the sun. Also, you will be walking at high altitudes so the chances of sunburn are higher. Applying sunscreen would protect your skin from sunburn.

Cap/Hat, Gloves and Scarf

You should take your cap/hat for your trek to protect yourself from the sun. Also, take a woolen cap to avoid cold. Also, take gloves and scarf to keep yourself warm as it will get really cold.

Toiletries

Carry toiletries for your trek. As many items won’t be available during your trek.

Also, carry wet wipes with yourself. It will get really cold when you go places at higher altitude. It may not be possible to take showers. So, wet wipes will come in handy.

Water Purifier

Most of the trekking routes in Nepal have proper drinking water facilities. The teahouses that you will stay in will also provide clean drinking water. But it will be no harm if you take water purifiers with you. They are small in size so they won’t occupy much space. It is better to be safe than sorry right?

Quick Dry Towel

Quick-dry towel is another item that will make your trek a comfortable one. These towels dry really quick after you use them.

You will not have to carry a wet towel which we all know isn’t a good idea.

Torch

Torch is another item that you should pack. You might experience power cuts during your stay. Take a torch with you as you experience unexpected power cuts. These torches will also come in handy when you want to experience the sunrise or for going to the toilet late at night.

Conclusion

Packing smart will reduce all kinds of problems for you. You can have a great uninterrupted time while you are on your trek.

Make sure you get in shape for your trek by training. You can resort to cardiovascular exercise to better prepare yourself and also go for regular hikes.

There are several shops in Kathmandu that provide the items mentioned above. So, you don’t have to get them from your home country. Also, you can also rent few items.

Lastly, we at Skyline Treks and Expedition will be honored to be at your service. Please contact us if you have any queries.

 

Poon hill trek in off-season

To vanquish the enough heat, summer months are pleasant times to trek any hill station in Nepal Himalayas. And for the adventure junkie who love to walk through the galore of snow prefer to holiday in winters times. But what if you plan to delve into a hill station during off-season, then let’s claim December or January? In this winter times you will have an awesome trek at Poon Hill! Throughout your Annapurna Poon Hill trek there are lots of things that you can do to make most of your stay in Pokhara right for adventure sports to relax and refresh wherein boating, paragliding, white water rafting, mountain biking, Zip flyer and many more adventurous actions come alive.

Your off-season trek to Poon Hill at 3210 meters (maximum elevation) start from Kathmandu towards Pokhara with a 7 hours joy ride or you can have a half an hour wonderful flight with the view of mountains such as Annapurna and Langtang and landscape flying to North closed the soaring Himalaya and Mahabharata range to the south which is cool. One night stay at Pokhara will give you bundle of joy and next morning after a quick pick-me up of coffee and breakfast you make your way towards Nayapul by a deluxe vehicle drive and after touched the land of Nayapul the amazing 5 days trek to Poon Hill station will break out as hiking.

For the beginning of your trek you will pass by trail and enjoy beautiful market, the shops are owned by a very simple and humble people who sell the lot as trekkers want. The local people have established their community here and own a local market as well as several temples. After you cross the market you will march almost 45 minutes nearby the gushing Modi River and about 3 hours hike will take you to Tikhedhunga, where you will enjoy your first night in the famous village of Annapurna region. The day 2 from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani is partly demanding by cause of sheer climb wherein you will mount approx 3200 baby steps and this will take you to Ulleri at 2075 meters.

Afterward you will meet the Magar village called Banthati from where you can soak with the spectacular six thousanders and 7 thousanders’ mountain views of Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish tail), Mt. Hiunchuli and Annapurna south. Hereby, you will hike through the luscious rhododendron forest, cross small stream and a bridge which is pure delight for any Poon Hill trekking trekkers and you will enter at Ghorepani village. At Ghorepani you will render speechless of seeing the lofty views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna’s and so on mountains.

On the other hand Ghorepani village has many teahouses and eateries, souvenir shops, photo shops the whole Ghorepani village looks like an expo. On day 3 you will wake up fresh early morning and get equipped to scale the Poon Hill as your winter adventure trek spot. It takes 1.5 hours to reach the viewpoint of Poon Hill station and as well more strenuous while ascending due to lump of snow on the trail, once you hold out at 3210 meters at the top hill station of Poon Hill you will definitely experience that you are on the top of the world from where you can witness the first light of the sun over the ponytails of numerous mountains such as Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Lamjung Himal which bathes by the golden light. The combination of sunrise and snowy mountains makes Poon Hill like an amphitheater.

Sooner or later from Poon Hill you will get back to your teahouse in Ghorepani after breakfast you will back to your day 3 trek trails which is almost down up to Tadapani village and you will use 4 hours of your day. Next morning at Tadapani you will enjoy sipping your Nepalese style tea sitting ahead of Mt. Machhapuchhre and rush towards Ghandruk village as you day 4 trekking destination; here you will not miss to visit the most prehistoric museum of the entire Annapurna tract which is just 15 minutes from you hotel. The location of your hotel at Ghandruk will be the most serene as it has mountain on one end and village on other side. Night is more enchanting at Ghandruk; where you will get surprise by the traditional dance perform by the local ladies.

Last or day 5 will be your splendid trek in which you will pass by the most picturesque area called Sauli Bazaar where you will take your lunch and you will hike through the flat trail up to Nayapul from where you will take a cab and reach Pokhara within an hour. You will experience your Nepal Poon Hill trek in off-season as more calm and adventurous then in pick season, where you will relish your all day hike with no crowd and purposely. You will have your morning flight or vehicle from Pokhara to Kathmandu so you will have to say goodbye to this winsome place, however the memories that you possess with you will stay permanently.

So if you think to travel in Nepal with Skyline Treks and Expedition you definitely wish to plan your off-season trip for a time of the year when adventure and views come highest.

Gokyo lake and Gokyo RI

Every year number of new and seasoned trekkers who wish to do the Gokyo lake and Gokyo RI trek in Nepal of Khumbu region. Some of them have not made any high elevation trek, not even comparatively easier one like the Annapurna base camp trek. The trekkers wish to have a set out at the Gokyo RI summit- no fear fascinated by the charm of climbing a popular summit in the Himalayas of Nepal. Likely, the highest pass trek at 5,367 meters (17,575 ft) in Nepal. Without trailing up to Everest Base Camp trek, the 15 days Gokyo lake and Gokyo RI trek is a perfect awesome hiking adventure for wanderers who thirst to explore the 5 great lakes, top glaciers and staggering views of some world’s highest mountain especially the Mt. Everest from very close that is goose bumping.

Gokyo lake and Gokyo ri

Play a part in our adventurous Gokyo lake with Gokyo RI trek which is prearranged granting enough time for acclimatization to delve into its main feature of Ngozzumpa glacier, world’s biggest glacier which is formed by the Dudh Koshi River and the next high point is the spire of Gokyo RI. This top at 5,367 meters is monumental point to sight Mt. Everest along with Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Cho-Oyu, Makalu and Mt. Baruntse as close as possible. It is immensely true that Gokyo RI offers the best vistas of Everest and its ponytail in which the giant mountain has been ruling the blue sky. Thereby, Gokyo lake and Gokyo RI trekking is absolutely a real adventure trip that stays lasts. Let’s tag along with us on our 15 days Gokyo lake with Gokyo RI coordinated trekking itinerary which definitely gives you the contentment of Nepal trekking at its best.

Trekking Track to Gokyo Lake with Gokyo RI trek:

The trek that is filled with adventure and experiences, kick off with a goose-bumpy 40 minutes air flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and burst out for Gokyo lake and Gokyo RI journey with a confidence hike. At the time of, holding out at Namche Bazaar trekkers take a turn from the route to Everest base camp and bear with the less explored route which drives the trekkers through different villages of Thame, Dole Machhermo and lastly reach out the Gokyo valley trekking, the most charming valley of entire Khumbu region. The valley makes the trekkers to feel that it sounds like joyful to welcome the trekkers through its aquamarine glowing lake which are watch over by the Gokyo valley. From six Gokyo lake Trekkers have a great opportunity to probe the four or five, namely, Dudh Pokhari the third lake, Thonak Tsho the fourth lake and the Ngozzumpa Tsho the fifth lake are the key chemistry of Gokyo valley.

Furthermore, the most thrilling and exhausting climb is to climb Gokyo RI which without doubt spellbind the trekkers with its terrific views of the snow clad mountains. From here trekkers look at the Ngozzumpa glaciers the most important and gigantic glacier of the region. These vivid views of the dame nature insist trekkers to think that the place where they are hanging out is heaven on earth and Nepal Himalayas are not less than heaven. After all, the sense of achievement of making the top of Gokyo RI is an adventurous experience for the trekkers and with jolly faces trekkers return back the same path down to Lukla and rush back to Kathmandu. The Gokyo lake with Gokyo RI summit trek is a magnificent gift by the Mother Nature to world’s trekkers.

Indeed, it is a high point that worth climbing and a trek which does not need climbing abilities. With right homework and decision anyone can accomplish the trek. Just don’t let the attraction of 5,367 meters expelled from the summit of Gokyo RI.

Skyline Treks teams do not recommend the Gokyo RI high altitude trek for someone who has never made a high altitude Himalayan trek prior. Gokyo RI trek is meant for those trekkers who had done trek above 4,000 meters. If you are a beginner to trekking you should be mentally and bodily robust before attempting this trek. Even though inexperienced and fresh trekkers can easily make up to Gokyo valley and can explore the heavenly 5 Gokyo lake trek.

For more Nepal trekking package details just contact Skyline treks today and book Gokyo lake and Gokyo RI expedition!

Encounter a peace and quiet trek at Annapurna Base Camp

What kinds of treks you are looking to do in Nepal? Or you may think how to spend some private time in the mountains? Thus, you should go for the Annapurna base camp trek in September, which is a time of significant celebration and the whole country will be basking with the grandiose regaling of Dashain and Tihar. And most importantly, September symbols the starting of welcoming trek season. Undeniably, the best time to do 10 days Annapurna base camp trek. Our trek guide Dheeraz C Says, if to do hiking or trekking in Nepal Himalayas then autumn is the great time- the beautiful fall colors, crisp clear and starry nights, azure sky, temperate temperature, bright mountains views.

In summer when the meadows and snow changes colors and looks marvelous in September, this makes Annapurna trip more charming. September is also an ideal time for those who wish to trek far away from the crowd in search of peace and quiet. Besides, the main features of Nepal Annapurna base camp trekking in September is the shedding of leaves from the rhododendron trees which makes the trailing throughout the trek more enjoyable. Probably, our Annapurna circuit trekking would not have been revealed if it wasn’t for the Annapurna Base Camp treks. Pokhara, the charming lake city is the gateway for every trekker who does trek to Annapurna region.

The same, our thrilling high altitude trek towards the bottom of Mt. Annapurna at 4,120 meters starts from Pokhara and one hour of joyride will take you Nayapul, this is where the amazing trek to Annapurna base camp starts. The first day you have to cover nearly 4 hours to reach out at Tikhedhunga, the beautiful village spreads with many tea houses. You will get your first introduction to the tea house culture of trekking at Tikhedhunga. You will experience such tea house trekking throughout your 10 days Annapurna base camp trek. After Tikhedhunga, the next day is somewhat onerous by cause of 3200 baby steps which require 3 hours to make it end and ahead level track take you to the village of Ghorepani where you will see old stone and slate roofed lining the slope.

Ghorepani village boasts a number of trekking trails wherein Ghorepani Poonhill trekking is one of the most popular hill station trek that stands at a height of 3,210 meters.  From the top of Poon Hill you can witness the resplendent sun rise that bathes the entire mountains of Annapurna region through its golden lights. Not to be missed to capture such all-embracing view of the nature in your camera,then way back to your tea house at Ghorepani. After a quick pick-me-up of coffee and breakfast you have to get going towards Tadapani which take 4 hours through the disarming forests to make, and spectacular night at Tadapani village, the village which is watched over by  Mt. Machapuchhare ( named fish tail).

The next morning you will enjoy your sipping of tea and breakfast  in front of Mt. Machapuchhare and leave for Chomrung, passing by lush green forests, cool and rushing Modi Khola (Modi River), Kempty waterfalls, yak pasture lands, old-fashioned villages you will reach the first few tea houses of Chomrung, edging the snowy mountains such as Annapurna south, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchhare,Hiunchuli and the cap of Mt. Gangapurna. The trail separates here; you have to bear with the ascending stone baby steps to reach the top at Chomrung.

From the top of Chomrung once you can view Annapurna South as closely as possible. And the entire village of Chomrung. Also you can see Sinuwa village on the opposite side which you will pass through on day 5 for Dovan. You can find Chomrung village like Ghorepani where tea houses is lined and several shops that sell trekking basics. The trek from Chomrung towards Dovan is moderate, in the beginning you will descent for 25 minutes trailed by a sharp climb for nearly one hour and slowly you will rise for more one hour trailed by a sharp 30 minutes descent. Crossing by the bouncing bridge over Chomrung Khola (River) before crosssing the bridge the place is pronounced as Sinuwa.

On the whole 30 minutes of trails climb you will discover Lower Sinuwa. Once again you have to rise for 25 minutes and meet with Upper Sinuwa, this top of Upper Sinuwa offers the perfect views of Annapurna III and Machapuchhare. Through the green fields and uncompressed forest the trail to Sinuwa is lined. After passing Sinuwa you will enter the Annapurna Sanctuary area, for that reason this trek is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary trek.

This be a sign of dense forests and huddled of tea houses. Hunting and cutting trees for firewood is illicit inside the Sanctuary area. After leaving Upper Sinuwa you have to climb gradually for 30 minutes, till you will reach open space, from here you will descent for 35 minutes and you will find out your lunch place called Bamboo. After taking lunch at Bamboo and start hiking for 15 minutes you will cross a wooden bridge over a rivulet.You will climb more one hour and here again another wooden bridge, up the same trail Dovan is just 15 minutes from here.

This distance from Chomrung to Dovan is the most enjoyable hikes of the Annapurna base camp hiking wherein the cover-up of the dense forests and the broken ascent not at all create any hardship. There are only 5 teahouses available at Dovan which are all in a single route. The only ponytail of Mt. Machapuchhare can be seen from Dovan. The following day the trail flows towards Himalaya, this take about one and half hour to hold out.

This trail is a blend of short stretches of both steep and steady climbs. The 20 minutes of hike from Dovan you will find the two routes towards Himalaya, one wet dirt route to your right which is less time consuming but steeper and connects the other one 10-15 minutes later. An extra 15 minutes ascending gets you to a stop where the trails steps up to Modi Khola. From here again Machapuchhare detectable. You can see Himalaya from here and 20 minutes of rising and falling trails gets you to Himalaya. Here you can halt for your lunch break.  After Himalaya the landscapes begins to reallocate from vegetation to soaring boulder.  Bamboo, ferns and grass are only the vegetation that you can find. On a large part of the trail up to Machapuchhare base camp you have to climb up and down through the small boulders which are partly exhausting.

From Deurali one and half hours to make the base camp of Machapuchhare,for the moment you could see Mt. Machapuchhare and Mt. Gangapurna in the distance. While you will be getting near to the MBC you can see the mountains on either side are rocky, small waterfalls pour from both which forming Modi Khola. This area holds the great possibility of an avalanche. Starts early from Machapuchhare base camp to Annapurna base camp. Annapurna base camp (ABC ) is just about 90 degrees to the left of the route that you will come in to MBC. First of 1 KM is a steep climb, and then the trails slowly soars.

As you are trailing you will glimpse Annapurna I which is bathe by the golden light of sun and that gradually expand to Annapurna South. The final tract to Annapurna base camp is a hike through the ridge. If you are lucky enough, you can see marmots on the trail to Annapurna base camp (ABC). You will experience your happiness is enclosed at Annapurna Base Camp. At the high elevation of 4,120 meters rights in front of you Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Gangapurna and Machapuchhare that granting you a everlasting memory. Thereby, single out a scene at the frame of the Annapurna glacier and drench in supernatural views.

You will get back the same trail up to Chomrung and avert the trail towards Jhino Danda that night at Jhino and the next morning you will hike so as to approach Nayapul this is where the wonderful Annapurna Base camp trekking comes to an end. For more new and thrilling treks do bond with info@skylinetreks.com

Annapurna view trek

Himalayas literally ideographs as “Home of Snow” for two reasons Himalayas are called heaven. Himalayas are the highest place on planet is the first reason and second is, someone who has explored Himalayas even once only would trust it’s natural that Himalayas are counterpart of Heaven. If there is no leaving to Himalayas then the retreat trip would be undone. Everything is special in the Himalayas- the surroundings, the weather, the culture, and the people. You will be welcomed by everything, you experience that truly you are on trips to heaven.

The destination to Himalayas will pick up for trekking that is from the Annapurna region which commence from Kathmandu towards Pokhara. Annapurna means the region that possesses lots of trekking trails which doesn’t need any introduction to Nepalese. Those Nepalese who are not living on Himalayas, dream to visit Annapurna or its trekking spots somehow once in their lifetime. Besides Nepalese, Himalayas are more significant for foreigners who have resided the city life terribly long and these days they are getting some disappointment. In truth such foreigners should do Himalaya’s trip in Nepal to throw out un fulfillment from their life. If you think to trek in the Himalayas, you will never miss out the Annapurna View trek from your list.

Annapurna View Trek

Annapurna View trek stands tall as the highest elevation at 3210 meters of hill station called, Poon Hill in West part of the country, offering travelers the grand view of some of the world’s tallest peaks namely Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Machapuchhare (fish tail), Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna II, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri and many more that all stretching in one straight line. If it comes to that sunrise and sunset from the top of the Poon Hill station which is the most marvelous part of the Annapurna view trek. But amazing Annapurna view trek is more than just a trekking trail of mountains leading you at every corner you turn. This trek has more to explore.

The routes takes you alongside of the Modi Khola (River),through the verdant forest occupied with rhododendron and oak trees, Kempt waterfalls, ongoing you can shot into the world of flora beauty, furthermore you will hike through the primeval village of Gurungs (the ethnic group) that will never fail to fascinate you by the landscapes and culture.

So during the 10 days jaunt, trekkers will continually find themselves hiking in and out in the course of western Nepal. Certainly, the grand mountains know no borders and so, it would be wrong to say that Annapurna View trekking trails leads you through Mother Nature but also through welcoming and helping peoples of Annapurna region. The first day of your journey from Pokhara to Nayapul to Tikhedhunga you will get to have a glimpse of snow-clad mountains in a row. Throughout the 10 days trek most of the days you have to walk through dense forest sections that hardly let the sun rays to kiss the ground.

So, be attentive of the dense forest which can bluff you into thinking that it is already sunset even the sun shines brightly on the top of your head. During trailing through the dense forest you can get a little creep peak of the Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna but as you get the open meadows, the enthralling views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna viewing cool to your thirsty eyes. However, until you don’t make the top of Poon Hill Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna will keep on playing hide and seek with you and this peek game will only come to an end when you rise the 3,210 meters height of Poon Hill station. This is the landing destination of your Annapurna View trekking where you (Trekker) will get to delight in, a wide-ranging clear panorama. After the panoramic view from the Poon Hill, in your return you have to cover as long as 15 KM to reach Jhinu Danda, this long and exhausting trail is to remember for your lifetime.

Owning natural hot spring Jhinu Danda is incredibly well-liked among the trekkers where you can fall in splash and rejoice the warmness and your triumph over the Annapurna view treks. At the final of the tenth day, in your return from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul you will get yourself having trekked as long as 10 KM in 4-5 hours and you will be stunned saying ‘ Did we really made it’.

Thereby, why believe in just words! Feel it for yourself. You can read our prior clients reviews about this trek or you can watch our amazing video captured by one of our trekkers to Annapurna panorama trek, where he had shared his own Annapurna trekking experiences and why you should not overlook Annapurna view trek in Nepal, if you have passion to delve into the mountains as heaven. Or if you want to add more adventure in your trek you can add Annapurna base camp trek or Annapurna circuit trek in your trekking list, Skyline treks practiced guides and support staffs are dexterous to rework for your Annapurna View trekking itinerary. So trust Skyline treks and team we guarantee that you will never be the same person after your Nepal trek in high Himalayas!

Pure pretty and there is Everest Base Camp trekking

Pure pretty, and there is Everest Base Camp trekking – It is one the most pleasing experiences to traverse through the snow-clad mountains, jagged trails, bouncing bridges, overgrown forest, gushing rivers, milky waterfalls, motley villages and most importantly the friendly peoples and their naive smiles in the Himalayan land of Nepal. Going through such charming natural beauty when you cross one hardship after the other and at last when you find at your journey’s end with exhausted legs, only you get re-energized by the magnificent view of the dame Nature.

Hiking or trekking in the Himalayas not only lead you closer to nature but also to yourself. If you think to demonstrate how firm you are from your mental and physical then test a high altitude Himalayan trek that helps you cross your limits. So if you have enthusiasm on hiking or trekking, here we have the best Everest base camp trekking trails that must be in your bucket list. Nearer home, neighboring to the wonderful India and China, Nepal is home to the world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest and its base camp hike that you should trip once in your lifetime! From one point of view, where going to mount the Everest spire is an alternative to hand only for the maestro, the base camp of Everest is a preliminary that every hikers and trekkers can reach.

Placed at an elevation of 5,364 meters, the Everest base camp of Nepal is limelight as the South Base Camp, Tibet has the northern Base Camp. The 12 days hike towards Everest base camp for certain to spellbind you with the eye-catching pictures of the soaring ponytail l of world’s giant mountain The Mt. Everest together with Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho-Oyu, Makalu, Amadablam, Thamserku and many Himalayan range. This Everest base camp epic adventure trek start with a 40 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla by a 16 seater plane. During the air travel you get to see the sparkling view of the Himalayas coated with snow.

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Pure and pretty Everest base camp trekking

After an adventurous come in at Lukla ground, your trek start towards Phakding, the day first hike which take a 2.5 hours trek. When you reached at Phakding you could see the area teeming with teahouses around. A place for the night relax, food, and sleep. Happily, the day second towards Namche Bazaar at 3,440 meters is one kind of hard day of ascent, you may sense so stupid steep that seems to never end. The most breathtaking part while rising Namche, is suspension bridges over the divine Dudh Koshi river that  connect from one high hill to another in which the prayer flags are hung and flow with the air spreading happiness and triumph to the Everest base camp trekkers. And it is throughout the day you get the very first glance of Everest and also you penetrate into the Sagarmatha National Park,”the UNESCO world heritage site” which watch and ward the entire Khumbu region.

By then you reach out Namche Bazaar there is more cold than in Phakding and it feel like you have been trekking for days steady. Day third of your Everest base camp trek is acclimatization day or rest day at Namche. If you wish to relax or have a rest by hiking off the hill. Possibly you can pay a visit to a museum of Sherpa culture and as well its 2 hours steep climb to the Syangboche hill at 3,840 meters to Everest view hotel and from this top marvelous show of Everest to view. On day 4 towards Tengboche the trek truly get partly demanding, the first 2.5 hours is somewhat level, but after having lunch at Fungi tanga the big ascend starts and you will spend next 3 hours making the top of Tengboche at 3,876 meters. Making Tengboche village is somewhat harsh part but the view that you soaks at the top is quite something. On your day 5 from Tengboche to Dingboche it takes 5-6 hours including lunch time, from here you discover the terrain gradually changing, the first 1.5 hours you hike through the vegetation and then greenery starts to die out,you have to hike through the trails with scree and boulders as you reach Dingboche at 4500 meters.

The day 6 of your trek at Dingboche you have an acclimatization day wherein you climb the top of Chhukung Ri at 4,900 meters,this height is counterpart to your next day voyage towards Lobuche. And leaving Dingboche village, on your way to Lobuche at 4,990 meters you trek through the rigid wilderness of the Himalayas. If you are trekking in the winter you have to march over the snow, ice and there is nothing a great deal around along with dame Nature in all her glorious beauty. Almost just below 5,000 meters is taken as strenuous and the real challenge is its altitude where every pace touches like a great exertion. Despite that, the thought of less than 24 hours to hold out at Everest base will push you to keep going. Day 7 from Lobuche to Goraksheb is a heavy undertaking; you walk 2.5 hours to Goraksheb at 5,180 meters and from here almost 2 hours for EBC.

At the bottom of Everest you could consider 2 things, first is finally how you are living with calmness and still the lot from the jaw-dropping nature is around you and the next is living with the fact that you are restless throughout 8 days on nothing but for pure pretty anxiety. And there is you and Everest base camp trek.

For this massive achievement of EBC, take in every bit of enjoyable breath, wow and you should not forget to say LEMME, in company with the high sign of Everest Base Camp! Finally on day 9 through today 12 you will be making your way back down to Lukla crossing mini mountain village of Pheriche, Pangboche, Phortse, Khumjung, Namche Bazaar and Lukla. During your get back you definitely find yourself delightful a lot more.

And what you will experience is an inexpressible touch of feat that you get from your adventurous Everest base camp trekking. And your excellence, that makes the Nepal trek absolutely significance.

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Withstand the 13 days of Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest base camp trek is one of the most crowd-pleasing snow trekking destinations in Nepal which is bejeweled with adorable beauty of pouring snow and taken with rhododendron, pine and oak trees. The pouring snow in the winter makes this trek more thrilling wherein the views of the surrounding is more charming than in Summer and what’s more stunning, is the view of the world’s highest mountains from the trails right to the top. The high point of the trek is laid at a height of 5,364 meters which is about 17,600 feet, is the best trekking trail which covers not less than 100 Kms. Continue reading

Flight from Pokhara to Bharatpur

The two new destination namely, Bharatpur and Bhairahawa has recently connected from Pokhara by Buddha Air, the private airlines company of Nepal, in which making Pokhara its hub for Bharatpur and Bhairahawa the airlines has started direct flight towards those destination.

Pokhara to Bhairahawa Flights

In a main extension drive, national and both international passenger carrier on Friday, September 15, 2017 Buddha Air add two new domestic destinations to its network. Till not joined with Bharatpur and Bhairahawa the airlines has been operating with ten domestic destination in various part of the country and now it has all in all 12 destination in Nepal and when it comes to mountain flight everyday Buddha air offer daily flight for the mountain sightseeing .

The unique flight start from Pokhara to Bharatpur flights will take about 15 minutes to land on the pitch while for Pokhara to Bhairahawa flights it takes about 17 minutes. Most importantly, the Buddha air aircraft leave the ground towards Bharatpur and Bhairahawa in the time between 10 am to 11 am in the morning.

According to the travelling length of time, the Buddha air has different airfare, from Pokhara to Bharatpur the one-way ticket charge Rs 3,640 for countryman whereas it will charge USD 92 for foreigners. Likewise, from Pokhara to Bhairahawa it will charge Rs 4,200 for one-way ticket and for the part of foreigner it will cost per person USD 97 only. In compliance with Buddha Air RSS; since Friday there will be daily flights from Pokhara to both new destinations.

This is not the only thing that Buddha Air doing, they are going to base an aircraft in other parts of the country and as well the Buddha Air is going to add more fleet in the next 2-3 years while they have already 12 feet flying in Nepal India and Bhutan.

Everyday is New in the Himalayas while Trekking

From a month before, you may start workout yourself physically and more significantly, mentally. You may study as much possible about Nepal trekking so that trekking may not of your surprises on way. For the part of first time trekker in the easy Himalayan trek, that may possibly a challenging trek but we hope you want to gear up for high Himalayan trek in Nepal in every way. Before breaking out for Himalayan trek you will have your first briefing session with your trek leader. Meeting him will definitely give you a confidence that you are in safe hand of experienced mountaineer. Soon after the briefing, the next day your trekking day will arrive early morning from Kathmandu towards Pokhara with a fantastic joyride. During your drive while you will get close to the nice lake city of Pokhara, you could experience the beauty of snow covered mountains within every nerve of yours, it seems as if the mountains are calling you to reach out to it.

Ghandruk Village Trek

The magnificence of Himalayas along with the hanging village on one side just cannot be captured in a single camera structure. If to value the beauty you should keep your eyes wide open. As soon as you will get down from your vehicle at Nayapul, the starting point of your Ghorepani and Ghandruk valley trek and next 5 days you will be adopted by the nature and you have to respect Mother Nature from beginning to end. Your day first trek is filled with smooth trails with lush green grass and the sound of river is flowing alongside. The opening day trek is cut short hour hike wherein you will walk for 4 hours all the way through the dense forest teeming with rhododendron trees and by early evening you will reach your first teahouse at Tikhedhunga to use for the night.

It is an easy day and you will sleep calmly, agitated to know what stay further for you. The second day is not as easy as first day, the steep trail will make your twin valley (Ghorepani and Ghandruk) trek little difficult. You start off with the bumpy uphill routes which will in fact the first huddle of your trek. However, you will make your day second destination, your trek leader and support staff tag along with you helping on the trail making it easily done. Next, morning at Ghorepani village you will experience unpleasantly cold to leave your sleeping bag, the day you are going to touch the Poon Hill ridge which is the highest point of your Ghorepani and Ghandruk village trek at 3,210 meters.

The first things if you are making this trek during winter then you have to embark the trek from Ghorepani towards Poon Hill all the way through snow walk which message as you are to mainly walk on snow. Slipping and slumping on snow through the baby steps in the very early morning you make it to the Poon Hill top. This may skeptical for you to believe at first that what an atmosphere at the top, by the cause of world’s highest mountain Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna ornamented by the gallop of snow and the silvery snow bathe by the golden light of sun is just like a piece of heaven landed on earth. The air is so pure on the Poon Hill top for trekkers to inhale. In reality, the Poon Hill trek will detox the infection within you. After spending some high time on the ridge of Poon Hill, you will move down to complete remain days of the trek. Most importantly, it is not just significant to make the top but more important is to get back safe and sound. For you to remember, that most of the accidents and hurts happen while downhill.

So, slowly and steadily keep walking down, this descending make you to approach Ghorepani and after taking Sherpa style breakfast you make you way towards Tadapani village, it takes 5 hours from Ghorepani and the day is the most exhausting of entire 5 days Annapurna Ghorepani and Ghandruk trek, because the same day morning you make Poon Hill top and back to your trace to catch Tadapani. The night you sleep with a sense of contentment within. You had mounted up to that height, the Poon Hill ridge and will stimulate of your own to do more treks of high elevation in Nepal Himalayas. Next morning you will wake up before the first light that kissed the ponytail of Mt. Machhapuchhre and this vibrant view is the prime characteristic of the Tadapani village.

After having breakfast followed by the sipping of hot tea in front of Mt. Machhapuchhre (named fish tail) you start your trailing to Ghandruk village, the village that is imbued with sundry groups and their ritual culture. At Ghandruk village you will receive a massive greeting by the locals wherein the people perform wonderful dance and song by wearing primeval customs which will completely dash your heart and this will be your great pleasure to be welcomed like this. The 5th or the final day of the trek that is occupied of downstairs trails which takes 2 hours up to Sauli Bazaar here you will halt for a delectable lunch and afterwards you march through the very smooth trail so as to approach Nayapul, from where you kick off your amazing Ghorepani and Ghandruk village trip and at Nayapul where one of our driver will be waiting for your balmy presence and through a very cozy private car drive once you will catch Pokhara.

Next morning is the time to leave Pokhara for Kathmandu, you will receive your trek completion certificates (TIMS card) by your trek leader and you will speak your Annapurna region trek experiences. You laughed, you cried but in the end, you return back with a smile on your face. In those 5 days Ghorepani and Ghandruk village trek, every face of Mother Nature is different and every day there is something new in the Himalayas. The snow, the rain, the air, the trekking terrain and the irresistible views of mountains are to be experience different.

So yes, there is always a first time and Skyline treks wish not the last time for the Nepal trekking trekkers. We feel grateful in offering more Himalayan treks in Nepal.

So yes, there is always a first time and I hope not the last time for me. I will wait to meet the Himalayas next until then, for my next trekking expedition.

Rhododendron trekking trails.

There is impressive to put in words about sensing a pure dip for a true hiker or trekker through the Rhododendron ridge trails, Summer hike as a Khumbu region (region limelighted for Mt. Everest) for the one who is a die heart fan of Rhododendron flowers in different colors will get a scene in the region that experience a season other than summer is almost rewarding. The hike during the month of April may and June will let have a fantastic panorama through the Rhododendron ridge within Sagarmatha National park and gives you a true fall of summer hiking experience.

Rhododendron Trekking.

It is trekkers’ good fortune that Khumbu or Everest region is one of the most evident trekking or hiking destination which has number of hiking trails.  The trekking trail through the well-defined Rhododendron ridge that serves as a great opening hike to Sagarmatha National park with its quite short distance and relaxation of exploration, this classic Everest region Rhododendron trek embarks from Lukla at 2,840 meters, which takes 45 minutes from Kathmandu by scenic mountain flight.

After the goose bumping landing at Lukla airport you start trailing towards Phakding village and the trails all the way takes you through the lush vibrant forests which is occupied with Rhododendron trees in all four direction. The Rhododendron trail go next to the Dudh Koshi river (named Milkey river), the river that is formed through the glacier of world highest mountains including the Mt. Everest, which adds more thrill in the Rhododendron trekking trail. You halt for the night at Phakding at 2,652 meters and the following day you start your amazing rhododendron trek through the Sagarmatha Nation park, the National park listed in world heritage site, here you will explore the most endangered birds, animal, and plants in picture which is nourished by the Sagarmatha National park and the mountains view from two end is just perfect awesome which impel you to hike with all aplomb up to Namche Bazaar.

To make the most of your Everest region Rhododendron trail trek, you have roughly 3 hours steep climb through the condense Rhododendron forest and this exhausting climb will take you to the top at 3,446 meters and burst in, into the cup shape Namche Bazaar which is acclaimed as the village for legendary Sherpa. The two night stay with one day acclimatization at Namche village will make you more than happy by cause of high hills coated with greenery and snow, Kempty waterfalls falling through the cleft of high cliff, rushing river, and soaring mountains dominating the sky, these landscapes of Mother Nature will never fail to keep amused.

Here at Namche you will offer to choose one trail from two in which one trail leads you towards Khumjung valley and the next Tengboche at 3,856 meters. If to enjoy being alive you should go after Tengboche, however in the returning you can reside at Khumjung for one night. The trail towards Tengboche discover a clear marked post for the Rhododendron and pine ridge and the trail up to lunch place called Pungi Tanga  is very easy from Namche. After having luscious lunch once you hike over the lengthy bouncing bridge and continue climbing the constant ascent up through the packed Rhododendron trails for approximately 3 hours to the highest point at Tengboche village, the highest section of the Everest region Rhododendron trekking trail. But you will know you have made the top when a wide range of world highest mountains like the Mt. Everest, Cho-oyu, Lhotse and Makalu appear.

The evening view of Mt. Everest from the Tengboche village will surely resurrect you which make you to feel that you are close by the giant mountain on planet. The one night significant staying at Tengboche you will back to you trace or you can progress more 4 days toward Everest base camp but subsequent to Tengboche the greenery of Rhododendron will subside and you can view high hills with big boulders rather than vegetation.

Though the trek towards Everest base camp at 5,364 meters is a high altitude trek through the boulders and scree but the rewarding and sense of achievement will stay long life. If you are not making further trek then you have to follow the signs to return back and your trail switch toward Khumjung valley, the valley renowned for Tenzing Hillary School and monastery. The fascinating one night residing at Khumjung village, the next morning you will descent towards Jorselle village and the final afterward meet will be Lukla.

So this is a short and easy trek that follows the route to Everest base camp and Kalapathar and the trek drive through alongside of Rhododendrons, oaks and pine forests. This Rhododendron ridge trekking trail can be done either Lukla or Jiri; if you are meant to do this trek from Jiri then it takes more 5 days to end. Thereby, Nepal Rhododendron trekking trail is better done during summer season wherein Rhododendron flowers are in blooming and the experience gain is marvelous.

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