Nepal is the ultimate destination for trekkers from around the world. This activity is so popular that one in every five visitors to this country comes solely for the purpose of trekking. Nepal is not a large country in terms of geographical area, yet huge contrasts in altitudes and climates as you move from south to north support an amazing mix of lifestyles flora and fauna. Although it is Nepal’s scenic beauty that lures multitude of visitors, people of different cultures that you come across on the way are what make the experience quite memorable.
You can go trekking any time of the year though the popular seasons are Spring (Feb – May) and Autumn (Sept – Nov). Winter is very cold above 4,000 m because of snow on the high mountain passes. So keep yourself at lower altitude. During the Monsoon season (Jun – August), you can trek in the rain shadow areas north of the Himalayas like Mustang, Manang and Dolpa where the rain clouds, cannot reach them. The best part about trekking in this season is that the routes are less crowded and the meadows are green and i n full blossom. The following are some of the most popular trekking areas in Nepal.