Trekking in Nepal has been attracting trekkers from around the world since the 1960s when Col Jimmy Robert's organized his first commercial trek. The diversity of trekking trails in Nepal can't be found in any other part of the world. Trekking has been the leading activities of tourists in Nepal and thousands take to the Himalayas kingdom, some doing a few days of hiking while other take on a month long trek though valleys and High Mountain Passes. Two of the most popular trekking regions; Everest and Annapurna where many different trails can be followed while the other popular treks are in the Langtang, Manalsu, Dolpo and Kanchenjunga regions. The most challenging is the Great Himalayan Trails, an extensive trail system that covers Nepal from Humla and Dharchula in the west to Kanchenjunga in the east. In fact, the lowest point in Nepal is 59m above sea-level in the Tarai region while the highest point is Everest, 8,848m above sea-level, the two points being only 200km apart as the crow flies. Trekking in Nepal is one of the most beautiful subline and close encounter with diversity of Nepal cultural and tradition experiences with natural quintessence. Trekking in Nepal is walking at one's pace through isolated ethnic and culturally well-established remote villages in the foothills of the mountains and travel to far-off destinations at winsome valleys and regions that offer a unique perspective on both natural and cultural semblance of the country, with gorgeous Himalayan landscapes and mountainous terrains unlike anything else on Earth. Perhaps the most enjoyable part of Trekking in Nepal is the clean mountain air and magnificent view of the mighty Himalayan peaks. One will feel pleasure with nature and with oneself. Trekking in Nepal is a different kind of outdoor holiday from most other mountain walks or climbs. Trek in Nepal you walk up and down steep hills through remote will villages where farmers raise crops and herd their livestock. Most travel throughout the country is by foot on well - established trails that connect widely dispersed villages and towns. Trekking in Nepal is the term most commonly used for traveling by foot throughout the country side of Nepal. Among the many tourist adventure activities in Nepal, trekking is by far most popular. Nepal has six distinct and diverse vegetation zones ranging from Tropical below a 100m, Sub-tropical 100m - 200m, Lower Temperate 1,700m - 2,700m, Upper Temperate 2,400m - 3,000m, Sub-alpine 3,000m - 4,000m, Alpine 4,000m to the snowline, above the snowline it is a Himalaya tundra like wilderness
Trekking in Nepal today is completely different from that of the 1960s. In all the main trekking areas, the National Parks and Conservation Areas lodges have been established where trekkers can find accommodation, food and meet other trekkers and locals along the way. A majority of the trails are well maintained and in many cases are sign-posted. One can choose between full organized trekking and depending trekking depending on situation. Trekking is one of the best ways to experience the spectacular natural beauty and rich heritage of Nepal. With only a handful of roads, the country is ideally explored on foot-along ancient trade routes and trails that link villages and towns. The southern areas of Nepal receive higher levels of precipitation. However, some routes along the Great Himalaya Trails lie in the rain shadow, a dry area on the leeward side of a mountain namely Mustang to the north of Annapurna and Manaslu, Dolpo to the north of Dhaulagiri and the far west of Nepal to the north of Saipal Himal. Post monsoon the weather tends to be clearer. Winter is good but colder with shorter days and spring can be affected by seasonal rain and snow storms. Summer is short and is quickly followed by the monsoons. Monsoon treks are usually in the dry Manang and Mustang areas.