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The months of August-September are a time of celebration festivals which will certainly enliven a visit to Kathmandu. The temperature of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal may go below 1 Degree Celsius (34 Degree Fahrenheit) in the winter season and rise up to the 25 Degree Celsius (77 Degree Fahrenheit) in the summertime. As we know that average degree Celsius of a capital of Nepal Kathmandu is 25 to 30 degree Celsius.

The average temperature during the 4 seasons in Kathmandu Nepal

Average temperature during Spring season in Kathmandu Nepal ranges between 16-23 Degree Celsius (61-73 Degree Fahrenheit)

Average temperature during Summer season in Kathmandu Nepal ranges between 23-25 Degree Celsius (73-77 Degree Fahrenheit)

Average temperature during Autumn season in Kathmandu Nepal Autumn season ranges between 15-24 Degree Celsius (59-75 Degree Fahrenheit)

Average temperature during Winter season in Kathmandu Nepal Winter season ranges between 9-12 Degree Celsius (48-54 Degree Fahrenheit).

Dear all, if you are very much passionate and keen on taking up adventurous trek yet the safe ones, then please do definitely note down that you can do most of the Nepal treks like Everest base camp or Annapurna Sanctuary on Autumn, Spring, and Winter and whereas the trek for the Upper Mustang trek is good even in Summer as it won’t rain much there so make your plans now and have fun making the best of memories forever.

Our country Nepal is covering an area of about 147,181 sq km, and so we know that our country Nepal is quite small and is a landlocked strip of land, that is about 800km long and about 200km wide though it fits a lot of terrain into it. As heading north from the Indian border, we find that the landscape rises from just about the 150m above sea level to the 8848m at the top of Mt Everest. The astonishing fact is that around 64% of the total land country is covered by the mountains, and yet almost half of the population live on the flat plains of the Terai region of the country, which then accounts for just another 17% of the total landmass of Nepal. This beautiful dramatic landscape provides such a habitat for and an incredible range of various species of plants, animals and of course people of diverse culture and faith. Nepal as now we know of is like a home to of about 59 recognized tribes all over the country and which make up to the 37% of the total population.

Kangla Pass Trek Nepal
Kangla Pass Nepal

If you are an international tourist, then you can reach Nepal by air through the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) which is in the Kathmandu valley that is connected by flight from countries like India, China, Tibet, Japan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Qatar, France, Hongkong, Turkey and major countries in the world.

If you are not flying by air to reach here, then you can travel by land. All the visitors can enter Nepal through the 7 points by the land surface. The seven entry points to Nepal are from the PaniTanki/Kakarbhitta, Raxual/Birgunj, Sunauli/Belahiya, Rupaidiya/ Nepalgunj, Mohana/Dhangadi, Banbasa/Mahendranagar, Gaddachauki and Khasa,Liping/ Tatopani on the Tibet,China-Nepal border. Nepal as we know of is not directly accessible by sea, as it is a landlocked country which is itself a big challenge for development.

This piece of information may be useful to tourists if you know that valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date. Well, Nepal entry Visa can be obtained upon arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu or at the nearest Nepalese Diplomatic Agency in your home country by paying about US$ 25 for 15 days and US$ 40 for 30 days, US$ 100 for 90 days multiple entry visa fees and this information can be gained through various diplomatic offices.

Talking about the currency, the national currency of Nepal is called the rupee (Rs) and this is divided into 100 paisa (p). There are also coins for denominations of one, two, five and 10 rupees, and there are banknotes in denominations of one, two, five, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 rupees. This should be like general knowledge to all of the tourists as well as trekkers from foreign countries.

If we are talking about the language of this country, we should all know that our language is of course called Nepali. Nepali is, of course, the most widely spoken and is the official national language of our country Nepal. We are very much familiar with the fact that the Nepali is also the most commonly written literature in the Devanagari script in our country Nepal. And thus, there are about more over a hundred languages in Nepal, that are mostly belonging to the races of the Indo-Aryan and Sino-Tibetan language families, mostly the languages are like the dialect of these languages.

There are about three-quarters of the one hundred and twenty some languages native to the Nepal that belong to the Tibeto-Burman language family; and so thus, this includes the Nepal Bhasa (Newar), the Tamang, Magar and some many lots of various Rai and Limbu languages or also called Kirant languages. However, the most and the official and the most numerically most important language, which of course is the Nepali (Gorkhali), this is the language that belongs to the Indo-Aryan (Indic) branch of the Indo-European family.

If you are a foodie, then be glad to know that you can definitely eat like a king in major cities including the cities of the Kathmandu valley and the gorgeous place which is Pokhara. Over many of the years, it is a known fact that the international travelers have brought many delicious recipes of the dishes from home to Nepal. It is kind of like exchange of culture and knowledge and culinary arts. As a result of which, many restaurants in the tourist areas are of a world map of cuisines, with many dishes from the places like Tibet, China, India, Japan, Thailand, Mexico, Italy, France and also from the Middle East. The staple meal of the country Nepal is, of course, the traditional daalBhaat and tarkari which is really literally some lentil soup, rice and curried vegetables and pickles which is of course very very much delicious.

While in many hotels in Nepal cannot quite equal to the international standards, but all of the hotels are really comfortable, clean, and very much reasonably well run. The hotel is divided into different types of category from like one star to the 5 star, there is also the availability of many budget hotel, guesthouses and of course lodges as well.you can definitely pick your choice according to your budget and of course, you can find all these types of hotels in the major cities of the country like Kathmandu and Pokhara.

If you are a trekker who wants to trek in Nepal then keep this in mind that it is much safer to drink the bottled, boiled and filtered water as it is much healthier and safer. A reasonable choice of a variety of both of the hard and soft drinks are available in all of the hotels, restaurants and also the shops in most of the towns. You can easily purify your own carried water if you carry a small canteen or water bottle and iodine drops or tablets to kill the bacteria and purify the water. Many of the Nepali enjoys a lot of drinking traditional homemade alcoholic brews as well, these like of brews are made from wheat, millet or rice and are used during the gathering, festivals and lots of celebrations.

All of the major towns of the country have many services of basic communication facilities, as such as including the means of post, telephone, fax, and telegraph. Other means of communication is also television, internet and which can be accessed from most of the towns and the cities. In mostly trekking areas of Nepal, it may be hard to find such facilities also sometimes very much expensive, so if you are planning to trek in Nepal, make sure to prepare for backup communication plans beforehand as this shall be very much useful if you were to sway accidentally from your trekking path.

trekking in Nepal himalayas
trekking in Nepal Himalayas

The country Nepal’s climate varies mostly with its various features of topography. It ranges from about the tropical to the arctic depending upon the altitude and the elevations of the geography. The Terai region of Nepal, which lies in the tropical southern part of the country, for instance, the climate here is such that it has quite a hot, and as well as quite a humid climate. The mid-land regions of the country are quite pleasant almost all year round, although the winter morning and nights are cool and chilly too sometimes. The northern mountain region of Nepal which has like around an altitude above the 3,353 meters has the climate of an alpine climate with a much considerably lower temperature and with quite a thin air in winter as can be expected. So be prepared trekkers accordingly for the weather that you shall be facing. Pack your clothes and necessaries as per required.

Now let’s talk about the various types of trekking you can conduct in the country Nepal. Before that, you should know that the extraordinary Himalayan Country of Nepal which is quite also renowned as one of the perfect location in the whole wide world for many adventurous travelers and many ambitious trekkers. Now there may be ranging from the luxuriant sub tropical forests to the most magnificent valleys, and many terraced farmland and agriculture such as the rice paddies, various species of flora and as well as fauna, there may be differences in the most high altitude to the lowest of the plains that are widely exposed to to the ghastly strong wind, that are fascinating and the high passes to the summits of the Highest peaks on the earth which is the Mt. Everest and the most unique and sophisticated landscapes which will definitely guarantee a life time trekking experience.

So to you, all trekkers out there, in additions to the diversified ancient religion and the cultures and the languages along with the warm hospitality from all these Nepalese adorns yours on foot experience and for your adventurous bravery and spirit. You should know that the adventures in the trekking in Nepal really offers the best way to explore the mystery of natural beauty in the most exciting manner which shall definitely be enhancing your learning, adventure and wilderness experience and your attitude towards the nature as a whole.

So there are three types of the trek that you can enjoy. The first one is the camping trek. The second one is the tea house lodge trek and the third one is the guide porter hire. The camping Trek is like the overnight hours in side the tents and there is also the availability of much-qualified Guide, Cook along with experts Sherpa, porters who will always be there for your kind assistance whenever required and needed. It does not matter even if you have never ever camped before, there is definitely no need to worry about that because if you keep on thinking like this you won’t enjoy the experience so let free and enjoy the trek.

The tents that are provided are very much cozy, with a lot of comfortable foamy mattress, and as well as sleeping pads. The foods to eat shall be such that they are perfectly cooked freshly only using local vegetables and fresh products and also from the food supply from Kathmandu. The sleeping tent and the dining tent, Kitchen, and Toilet tent are provided to create a much homely and very much of a comfortable atmosphere. The second type which is a tea house Lodge Trek which is on the popular trekking trails in Nepal like in many mountain regions in the local communities, the people have built many comfortable and sophisticated lodges to cater and accommodate the tourist offering many exotic menus, and also private rooms, with services of hot showers making your itinerary more flexible and comfortable.

The local community is also benefited from your stay at the lodge and at the same time, you can also have the opportunity to really interact with the local people and get to learn about their lifestyle and lots of ways of living and really get a heart to heart communication. Now the guide porter hire is for the limited budget trek or for backpacking, there can be an arrangement for a guide and there should be enough porters to make your trek just all the way more and more feasible and much more rewarding. The backpacking adventures is more like the ideal for all the wilderness seekers out there and they shall also be accompanied by the local porters and the guides who help them in activities like such as the path findings, the buying of any kind of provisions, also for arranging for them places to sleep or any other kind of essential tasks.

The trekkers are also made for assurance that they have comfort, safety, along with high security and the most important thing is the trekker’s satisfaction. All of the things will be arranged for the trekking according to the trekker’s demand and requirements. All of the trekkers will be provided with a briefing on the local people, places, religion, culture, lifestyles and natural wonderers everywhere and anywhere the trekkers go. There is also an arrangement for a variety of treks to suit both beginners and experienced trekkers as well which can definitely be organized like in tailor or custom manner to group joining many trekking packages to spend some quality time in the Himalayan region of Nepal.

The physical trek grades are leveled and according to the levels, there are many levels of difficulty. The level of difficulty of treks are like graded from A to E accordingly and all the trekkers must be aware of that. The many factors that must be considered while grading the trek and its difficulty are the things like the duration of the trek, the duration of the stay at the high altitude which is most likely about 3000m and above, the difference in the altitude per day, the condition of the terrain and the varying temperature and so on. Moreover, the levels of such difficulty also depend upon the weather condition, and also the physical condition of the trekkers, their health factor and their strength and level of endurance as well and other factors too.

There are lots of exciting treks that you can enjoy in the context of our country Nepal. The Jomsom Muktinath trek is the trek that really allows you to visit one of the most beautiful and one of the most  popular visiting areas of the mountain region which is Jomsom and the Muktinath of the Mustang region of Nepal. The Jomsom region is all inhabited by the races such as the Thakalis, who are residing in the nearby villages of the Marpha and theTukuche, who are now world widely renowned for their traditional trading skills and many more. The Jomsom area is also access to the Upper Mustang and the place of Muktinath shrine, which of course is the most important pilgrimages of the place for both the religions like the Buddhists and the Hindus.

Another beautiful and most exciting destination in this trek for you is the Muktinath, which is at the altitude of an elevation most likely about 3800m and above. This really is one of the most important pilgrimage centers for both the religions like the Hindus and the Buddhists where about one hundred and eight sprouts just pour forth water which is considered to be so much holy from uniquely fashioned shape of the cow heads. This really makes you wonder the art and the skills of the ancient people of the place. The architecture around this place is very much marvelous too as well. so from this beautiful place, all of you trekkers will also be enjoying as you can see the mountains like the majestic ranges of the Himalayas like the Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Dhampus, Dhaulagiri; Nilgiri; Tukuche peak; Annapurna I; Annapurna South etc and so on while upon this trek. So definitely enjoy this trek.

The trekkers should also be familiar to the fact that the Everest three passes the trek crosses three highest Himalayan which really passes over the five thousand metre which are the Renjo La Pass at an altitude of about 5360 m and above, the Cho La Pass  which is at an altitude of about 5,420 m and above&the Kongma La Pass which is at an altitude of about 5535m and above.

The most varied and the most spectacular landscapes, off the beaten track of the Renjo La Pass region, which really has the stunning views of over like the eight thousand (8000) meters have the majestic Himalayas (mountains) like the Cho Oyu, the Everest, the Makalu &the Lhotse mountainous peaks and a lot more dozens of other types of the snow cladded topped Himalayan range that will definitely make your adventure a dream come true and of course further more, it shall help you make the most memorable time for the lifetime. This trek will be starting when you land in the Lukla, from there you will be trekking to the Phakding viewing the clean and the most mesmerizing water body of the Dudhkoshiriver.

The trail of this trek will then be the one that follows most remote NagpaLa valley which is recently just opened for all of the fun-loving trekkers. The cross of the Renjo La Pass will then be entering the Gokyo and the Cho La Pass to the region of the Khumbu valley.From there, all of the trekkers will also be able to visit the famousKalapattar and the exciting Everest base camp.Another exciting trek you can enjoy in Nepal is the Rolwaling Khumbu Trek which will definitely provide you with an experience of a lifetime in the remote places near to the Tibetan border of Nepal which is the west of the Khumbu region and of the south of the magnificent gorgeous mountain which is the GaurishankarHimal.

Now, in this region, all the trekkers will be able to find the most romantic mountain views, with a lot of diverse species of many florae as well as fauna, and also the rich local culture of the communities of the Sherpa and the Tamang people. The Sherpa people calls Rolwaling as ‘the grave’ because of the fact that the valley is deeply buried between the vertical mountains. Now, the starting point of this exciting trek is theBarabise. On this trek, the upward climb will be leading you to the scattered white houses of the beautiful place called Dolongsa, with its small beautiful gumba.

trekking in Nepal picture
trekking in Nepal picture

Then from there the trekkers will be passing through an enchanting forest with many beautiful rhododendrons (the national flower of the country Nepal) and then it is followed by a steep climb to thinking La and the convent called the beautiful BiguGumba.

The enchanting Gosainkunda Lake and the gorgeous Helambu valley are the places that lie just South of the Tibetan border of the country Nepal. Now, this combine trek also offers a great diversity of both nature and the culture. The main attraction of this place is definitely the rich Buddhist cultural experience, and of course, the beautiful Helambu village which is inhabited by the communities of the races of the Tamang, the Sherpas, along with some of the most beautiful mountain views, and also a lot of photographic opportunities. All of these are ecologically well-managed bio-diversity which is so much important in the context of our world. The trekkers will also visit one of the holy sites of the Hindus and the Buddhist, which is the sacred and beautiful Gosainkunda Lake. The Hindu comes here to worship the numerous shrines of Lord Shiva. The area is also protected as the Langtang National Park as well. The most striking feature of this place is definitely the contrasting climate, the terrain, and the various flora to be found within a close proximity. The great views of the peaks of the LangtangLirung at an altitude of elevation of most likely (7245m), the Ganesh Himal an altitude of about (7146m) and the DorjeLhakpa (6990m) which will most definitely reward the trekkers in this journey.

The Langtang valley is very popular for trekkers all over the world and the neighboring trekking destination from Kathmandu. It was a previously restricted area because it is near to the Tibetan border, and so the unexplored regions of the Langtang National park have recently been developed into the rich and the beautiful culture of Tamang Heritage Trail. The village of Gatlang also can be explored during this trek. The village of Gatlang is so beautiful with its compact type of settlement pattern and its beautiful clustered nature of the blacktopped roof because of which all of the trekkers have uniquely nicknamed it as the black village with much love and so much of curiosity.

The trekkers also stay in this village as in homestay and also buy their handicraft products. So if you are a trekker on this trail, please definitely do visit this beautiful place and also spend some time with the lovely people and share your and their knowledge of culture through communication and heart to heart interaction as well. The people in this place are of most of the Tamang, which is of the Tibetan origin. The Tamang heritage trek offers a life that is unfolding the unique experience. The area is equally rich in the culture and the natural biodiversity.

The climate is up to the two thousand 2000m higher than the valleys north and than the northeast of the Syabrubesiwhich are in the rain shadow and which are definitely comparatively dry. Above the three thousand 3000m has an alpine humid climates and here the temperatures fall up to the sub-zero in the winter months of the year.You can go trek in the upper Dolpo region too for an exciting adventure. The beautiful upper Dolpo is the one that is situated in the western part of the country of Nepal and it is the one which is definitely one of the most remote regions of Nepal.

The trek that is within this route is the one that follows many passes that lead to the mountain ranges which include the ranges of the Annapurna Himal, the Dhaulagiri Himal, and the Kanjirobahimal. The trekkers who are in the regions are just really enthused greatly by the wild remoteness and the stunning mountain which forms a great scenery and talking about the local people who possess very much innocent friendliness by living in the excessively remote mountainous regions of Nepal. The villages here are of about 4,300m and above.

You must definitely go for trekking in the Dolpa because you will definitely enjoy the scenic natural beauty of the place of Dolpa. This place is seriously just is incomparable to any other places of the world. There are many several places in Dolpa to feel the vibes of the different tastes of the mother nature and the Irish lifestyle and the beautiful culture in its best unique states. Now as trekkers as you step into the region of the far western part of Nepal which is the Dolpa, you can very easily classify and can distinctly see the natural and the vast cultural diversity within very much close strides.

When you trek or walk through the beautiful and adventurous trails you will definitely feel the natural existence of all the earthly beings and your experience will be of the eternal happiness with the virginity of the beautiful places and its habitats. The trek will eventually lead you through those several unique and beautiful villages who can be identified as their own native vernacular architecture with the use of the locally available materials. These are the villages that have their own significance with a lot of their unique tastes. The living and the styles, tradition and their culture to their traditional attires of every individual of every village along the trekking trail somehow differ with one another and which of course play a very important role in making your trekking a successful and a very beautiful one as well.

The trekking, if you are much interested, you can also go to the Nar Phu valley which thankfully has been recently opened to the foreigners. This place sees very fewer trekkers than many of Nepal’s trekking regions because of its remoteness but also because of this factor, the place is quite undiscovered because of which you can discover and uncover the beauty of this place as well. The inhabitants of this beautiful place are very much ethnically Tibetan traders.

The villagers have definitely lived a remote life in an isolated existence for many centuries too. The Phu is such an intriguing fortified village that is perched on a hill. This village is at the intersection of many glacial valleys and is backed by the majestic high Himalayan peaks, and the Nar is such a fascinating and quite a busy village of the slightly more modern and the so-called ‘Bhotias’, or simply called the Nepali Tibetans. Both the places are stunningly beautiful. This trek in this beautiful place will definitely make you visit the hidden world of the old Buddhist kingdom of the Upper Mustang which is such a great adventure in itself.

This type of trek is an adventure that really makes you walk the fine line that is between the trekking and the activity of the mountaineering. This is pretty much an ideal for all those that have the want to thrive on the rugged and the remote trails that really see only a handful of such trekkers each season. All types of trek in the Kanchenjunga area takes us across the beautiful Kali Gandaki River and then on the north direction into the heart of the massif which of course is from the base camp that come to the high point of the trek that is the traverse of the French Pass which is at an altitude of most likely about 5,360 m, and the Hidden Valley and Dhampus Pass which is at an altitude of most likely about the 5182 m.

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in the Annapurna treks

A high level; a route which brings the trekkers back to the area of the upper Kali Gandaki Valley in the place called Jomsom. Now, from this place here the trekkers, either, can have the option to fly back to the Kathmandu valley by means of plane through Pokhara or the adventurous trekkers can have the option to continue their journey of trekking from the place of Jomsom until they reach a place called Birethanti or to the beautiful place of Pokhara. Nepal is a beautiful and an adventurous place and so trekking will definitely be an exciting part of your journey and memories in Nepal. Have a good time!

Summary of this article best time to visit Nepal

November and December month is supposed to the best time to visit Nepal. Mid-June to September is the least popular time to visit Nepal.
Furthermore,

Best time to visit in Nepal and India.

It may relate to the best time to visit in Nepal and India or best time to go to Nepal and India or best time of year to visit Nepal and India. The answer is that best time to visit Nepal and India in one tour package in August to the December.

Best time to visit in Nepal and Tibet

It may relate to the best time to visit in Nepal and Tibet or best time to go to Nepal and Tibet or best time of year to visit Nepal and Tibet. The answer is that best time to visit Nepal and Tibet in India in one tour package in August to the December.

Nepal Must have an Itinerary plan

The itinerary is a tour plan. It is related to the tour programmes, timetable and the information of the places to be visited. A programme includes only activities, whereas, an itinerary includes date/day, time duration, and points of interest between the destinations, on the way to the destination, the special features of the tour and happenings at the destination etc. An itinerary is the combination of the different components of tourism to form a product ready for sale. So, it explains and shows how different components of tourism are joined together. Travel was there for a long time but there was no tourism. Hotels were there, transport or movements of the people were there but there was no tourism because there was no joint or coordinated effort. By the introduction of the travel agency, there came the concept of tourism. When there developed the joint effort then there came the concept of tourism.

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