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Trekking In Nepal

These areas were restricted before and in complete isolation from the rest of the world . The Government of Nepal has recently opened the areas to trekking groups organized through recognized agencies. The Government has laid down strict rules in an attempt to maintain the special cultural heritage and the natural beauty of the environment. These areas offer unique cultural encounters and interesting experiences to adventure visitors.

1. Kanchanjunga Base Camp (28-30 days)
Exploration of far eastern Nepal is for the experienced trekkers who seeks complete escape into the wildest, richest part of the Himalayas. Few have ventured into this area and little is know about the trail, local culture or ecology of the area. Many members of the snow leopard staff are from this area. The villages are inhabited by the Rai, Limbu and Bhotes tribes who are some original inhabitants of Nepal these tribes are well know for their bravery in the army as Gorkha soldiers, Kanchanjunga is the third highest peak in the world. The area was only opened to foreign visitors as lately as 1988.

2. Manasalu Region (20-22 days):
We conduct treks to the Manaslu region - a region to the north of the Gorkha area . This is fascinating course which visits the three peaks of Manaslu know as the “Japanese Peaks”. It is a well loved trek from Trishuli Bazar to the Budhi Gandaki passing through a huge precipitous valley to the contrasting world of Sama crossing snow-covered Larkya La and descending to the Marshyangdi River. It is a relatively hard and long trek which require extra days of rest which can be done at Sama before crossing the pass. We begin our trek form Trisuli Bazar which is 4 hours drive form Kathmandu and trek ends in Pokhara.

3. Dolpo – Far West Nepal( 28 days):
Dolpo, one of the highest inhabited plateaus in the world, is 2,100sq. miles, inside Nepal’s north-western frontier with Tibet. Its 45,000 Tibetan-speaking inhabitants live in thirty-five scattered villages and monasteries that lie at altitudes of 11,000 feet to 15,000 feet. Dolpo is part of Nepal, but in race, culture and language, its people the ‘Dolpo-Pa’ is no different from their northern neighbors. They are descendants of Tibetans who migrated to the legendary. ‘Bayul, The Hidden Land‘ before the 10th century. Much of the Dolpo is preserved in the 2,100 sq. miles of Shey-Phoksundo National park, Nepal’s largest nature reserve. Dolpo is an invaluable addition to the westerners understanding of an almost vanished, infinitely precious part of the human experience. Today, Dolpo is one of the last enclaves of traditional agrarian Tibetan culture, a land where valleys lie at elevations as high as the highest peaks of Europe, and mountains soar beyond the reach of humans.

4. Mustang-West Nepal (14 days):
The name 'Mustang' refers to the arid Tibet like region at the North end of the Kali Gandaki which is known to its inhabitants as Lo. The capital of the Mustang district is Jomsom (2700 m), where you start and finish your trek. The spectacular 25 minutes flight from Pokhara flies in between Dhaulagiri (6167 m) and Nilgiri (7061 m).

In March 1992, the first tourist groups were allowed into upper Mustang.

The trek leads to Lo-Manthang through Nyi La pass at 3950 m, the highest point in the trek. The countryside is similar to the Tibetan plateau with its endless expanses of yellow and gray rolling hills eroded by wind and almost treeless barren landscapes. Houses and temple construction throughout the region uses some stone but mostly sun-baked bricks of mud. The people of Mustang are called "Lopa". The religion practiced in Mustang is Tibetan Buddhism primarily that of the Sakyapa sect. Most Chortens and Gompas in Mustang are painted in the gray, white and yellow stripes on its red walls identifying the Sakyapa structures that reflect the surrounding hills. The best time for trekking in Mustang is from late March to early November.


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