Trekking is Nepal’s most famous activity. Every year thousands of tourists from all over the world come to Nepal to enjoy a trekking paradise in some of the most beautiful and panoramic scenery found anywhere.
The word trekking simply refers to walking on simple roads and trails that have often been used for centuries. In Nepal, trekking routes meander through shaded forests under trees blanketed with our colorful national flowers (rhododendrons), along streams, and, inevitably, up and down mountain hillsides through villages. The routes are often unmarked, created and used by local people, and a guide cannot only find the way, but can also maintain a safe experience and offer a rich interface with the various cultures around the country who speak more than 100 different dialects. A porter, or as we call them at Shiva Excursion, a “guide-in-training,” will help carry the necessary equipment to keep trekkers safe and warm during the journey. As you trek, it will be obvious that porters are the lifeblood of trekking trails and can be seen using jute straps to carry everything from trekking supplies and lengths of wood to roofing, baskets, and food along the trail, often utilizing mules and yaks as well. Many routes will be days away from cars and buses, and cell phone use may be limited, allowing time for self reflection and the chance to disconnect from a world that often interrupts the usual time off for holidays and vacations. Here, you may find a peace that is unknown in your daily life.
Trekking trips may be any length, from one day to several weeks or even months! There are many short treks within driving distance of the Kathmandu and Pokhara Valleys, some famous and some unknown yet spectacular. Shiva Excursion is here to help customize a trek that fits your needs at an affordable price.