How is Trekking in Nepal now? This question can be answered in two different ways. Firstly, focusing on the developments in the trekking of Nepal. Secondly, changes were seen in Nepal trekking due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Himalayas of Nepal has made Nepal globally popular as the top eight peaks in the world exist inland of Nepal. Trekkers from every corner of the world visit and want to visit Nepal with the sole purpose of trekking in Nepal, especially to Everest and Annapurna. Trekking in Nepal was started in the 1920s as per the historians but it was surely initiated more before than that. Trekking in Nepal is currently one of the major sources of income of Nepal. This leading activity has brought many developments in the Himalayan regions of Nepal. Hiking and Climbing in Nepal as well have become more well-known that have attracted trekkers to visit Nepal again and again. Likewise, tours in Nepal have been changed a lot comparing to those from the 1960s. After Kathmandu, cities like Pokhara, Chitwan, and Lumbini are marked as the highly selected tourist hubs while Bandipur, Panauti, Chandragiri are being the recently upgraded tourist destinations in Nepal.
Apart from Trekking, there are several things to do in Nepal. It is also famous for tours and travels along with adventurous and fun activities such as White Water Rafting, Canoeing, Bungee jumping, Mountain flight, Jungle safari, Bird watching, etc. Nepal pioneered mountaineering and trekking during the 1960s but also is now getting to the top list for adventure countries. The serene and exquisite nature of Nepal is always appealing. It is always recommended to travel and trek during the best seasons so that the ultimate experience can be achieved. For the comfort and safety of trekkers and climbers, mountaineering and trekking areas have been separated with well-established accommodation and expanding menu.
Trekking in Nepal now has come across so many phases of development and crisis but it is still standing in its best position and one of the major sources of income to Nepal. Nepal Tourism Board, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nepal Mountaineering Associations, etc. have been so well-organized that all the trekking, climbing are supervised and systemized for the safety of trekkers in Nepal. Entry to Nepal is strictly supervised by the Department of Immigration with detailed and complete visa processing. All the trekkers or tourists are advised to get their Insurance done which will aid during their visit to Nepal just in case of any mishaps. Travel and tour agencies, Trekking companies have been directed to provide detailed information and complete documentation of their respective clients. Tourist guides are well trained they are able to handle any kinds of emergency situations, check their trekking gear and equipment, guide them well, take care of their food and accommodation, and as well bring them back safely. Trekking in Nepal has attained that phase where trekkers feel comfy and safe during trekking.
Author: Step on Himalaya
Date: 12th March, 2021