Infographics: Trekking Permit in Nepal

DHADING, May 26: The government has begun a feasibility study of the Chepang-Mahabharat trekking route. The proposed route will link Dhading, Makwanpur and Chitwan districts.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Shyam Gurung, a local of Jitpur, Bhaktapur, is now a self-established trekking guide. Fluent in Russian, he has been in the tourism industry for the last 29 years, having juggled various kinds of jobs and environments before finally acclimatizing with the Himalayan trekking business.

Travel essentials

April 19, 2019 11:12 am

The number of people seeking adventure travel has increased significantly over the past few years. From hiking and trekking to mountain climbing, more and more people are enjoying connecting with nature as well as the thrill of adventure. However, many people are yet to master the planning and packing for adventure travel.

MUSTANG, March 12: Thorong La (pass) that connects Manang and Mustang has mesmerized trekkers for years. However, the pass is restricted whenever snowfall in the region is heavy.

On her own

December 21, 2018 09:30 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Prasuna Dongol, while studying filmmaking in the UK, returned to Nepal a total of five times during her four year undergraduate program. “I returned a month after going to the UK. I just missed home too much,” she says. In all the times she came back to Nepal, she traveled extensively to several places like Manang, Mustang, and Annapurna Base Camp, to name a few. “I could have gone trekking in the UK or in some other country but there is this innate sense of belonging when in comes to Nepal,” she says.

Trekking Trails on the rise

December 5, 2018 12:29 pm

POKHARA, Dec 5: Around 70 percent of tourists visiting Nepal travel through different trekking trails in the country. Nepal is one of the major destinations for trekking. During the favorable season trekking trails of the country are jam-packed. September to November is considered as the best season for trekking. In the past few years, domestic tourists have also started to trek and the numbers of trekkers are on the rise.

Trekking agencies’ association warns of protests

POKHARA, Oct 16: A tragic incident in Gurja Himal of Myagdi district on Thursday claimed nine lives -- five South Koreans and four Nepalis. Authorities knew about the incident only after two days and it took another two days to retrieve all the bodies.

Tourist swept away by river

September 16, 2018 10:07 am

KASKI, Sept 16: A tourist trekking in the Annapurna area has gone missing after being swept away by a river.

The idea of traveling fascinated Tanahu’s Renuka Thapa from her school days. She started traveling as a school student, attending excursions and educational tours. While on her visit to Pokhara, she was captivated by the gestures of travelers carrying cameras and bulky bag packs. She then dreamt of living a similar life.

Exploring Nepal’s wilderness on foot is probably the best way to experience its natural beauty. Nepal is considered among the best trekking destinations in the world. Known for its majestic mountain ranges, Nepal introduces trekkers to a unique cultural experience of the sparse settlement there. One can expect picturesque landscapes with villages inhabited by different ethnic groups.

With the construction of road along one of the world’s most famous trekking routes, the trekking  business is going down as tourists have started using road transports instead of trekking. It has affected tourism entrepreneurs on the one hand, and on the other, trekkers who would enjoy the natural beauty and culture and tradition of people along the way in the Annapurna circuit trekking route, have been deprived of the opportunity.

KATHMANDU, April 29: Tourism entrepreneurs have proposed branding the Juphal-Dolpo trail as the 'Ambassador Trail' and promoting virgin, mountainous Dolpo of the Karnali region as a new tourist destination.

DOLPA, April 13: Three former ambassadors of India to Nepal have arrived for observing the natural beauty and religious heritages in Dolpa district.

With an aim to search for new trekking route and promote tourism in Province 1, a team of tourism entrepreneurs has headed for a seven-day trek in the hills of eastern districts. The team of 53 trekkers under the aegis of Taplejung Sarokar Kendra Kathmandu has left Dharan for Terathum on Tuesday.

PARBAT, April 1: Two foreign tourists who went disappeared while heading to Dhaulagiri trekking route have been found on Saturday evening.

Expectant mothers in Nepal are trekking for days in rough conditions to glimpse their unborn children at Australian-run ultrasound clinics.

POKHARA, March 20: Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) Western Regional Association has introduced a new trekking route from the popular Fewa Lake for tourists willing to experience the beautiful view of Annapurna mountain range, paragliding flights from Sarangkot and the local lifestyle of the villagers.

Trekking with kids

November 10, 2017 10:52 am

This isn’t an idea that crosses the minds of many parents. It’s too impractical, unsafe, they may think but the truth is many parents have done it and loved it. So in case you have been putting off your own plans to explore the mountains of our country because you have children or you can’t quite decide how best to make your kids’ next vacation a memorable family bonding experience, The Week is here to help.

BENI, Oct 16: The trekking route along the Annapurna Conservation Area is being shorten with the rampant construction of trial roads.

Future trekking guide

August 2, 2017 12:39 pm

Arjun Tamang can be seen performing errands at ‘Welcome Cafe’, Bhrikutimandap. He is 18 years old, and also works as an assistant trekking guide. He is originally from Kavrepalanchowk district, and came to Kathmandu two years ago. He recently completed his high school education from Sahid Smarak College, Kirtipur. Currently, he is living alone in Kirtipur. He came to Kathmandu for education, leaving behind his parents, a younger brother and a sister. He says, “I am working in the café for pocket money. I know the value of education, so I am planning to enrol in the bachelor’s level soon. I see myself as a professional trekking guide in the future.”

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: A two-day 'Bird Watching Training for Trekking Guides' organized by Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) in association with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN) concluded on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) has earmarked nearly Rs 100 million for exploration of new trekking trails, maintenance of existing trails and building infrastructure on major trails as well as promotion in domestic and international market.

Phoksundo Lake is a major tourist destination in Dolpa district. The majestic lake is located inside Shey Phoksundo National Park in western Nepal and is situated at an altitude of 11,800 feet from the sea level.

POKHARA, Oct 16: Earlier it would take three weeks for tourists to trek through the Annapurna Circuit. After the introduction of transportation facilities, one week of trekking suffices. Length of Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) has shortened.

SOLUKHUMBU, July 20: Khumbu trekking route in Solukhumbu district that had remained obstructed for the past 10 days has now re-opened after locals cleared debris piled up as a result of landslides.

'Trekking in Nepal' app launched

July 17, 2016 20:45 pm

KATHMANDU, July 17 : HoneyGuide has launched a mobile application named 'Trekking in Nepal'. The app features three popular trekking trails of the country -- Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp and, Ghorepani-Poon Hill.