Trekking in Nepal is a heavenly and popular activity due to the mesmerizing beauty of nature, snowcapped mountains, and unrivaled scenery at high altitudes. Trekking in the laps of the Himalayas, inhaling fresh air straight from the mountains is something you wish for. Trekking in Nepal has mainly been categorized into two types: camping trek and GAP trek. These three are major types of treks operated by companies and guides throughout Nepal.
Tea House Trek
Tea house trek, also known as lodge trekking, is the most common form of trekking in Nepal. Tea houses are used for eating and resting during hikes or treks. Several popular trek routes such as the Everest circuit, Annapurna circuit, Langtang circuit have tea houses in different places in regular intervals of the trek. This helps in reducing trekkers to backpack more supplies, food and allows trekkers to connect with local culture and traditions staying in a lodge. Most of the teahouses present in the trekking routes are well managed and clean but some of them can be found dirty. The quality and service of the teahouse depend on the location which means the higher altitude you get; you are less likely to get low services and food items. This trek is usually done in the Annapurna circuit, Everest circuit, and Upper mustang area.
Unlike tea house hiking, camping trekking in Nepal is less well-known. All of Nepal's trekking areas provide the option of doing a camping trek. Team members include a guide, an assistant guide, a porter, a chef, a kitchen assistant, and a camp helper. There will be a variety of team members depending on the size of the group. This trek is also known as organized trekking as all things ranging from sleeping bags, tables, dining, permits, transportations, and entrance fees are arranged. This trek can be organized in the trekking routes like Upper Dolpo, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Manaslu, and Tsum valley trek. This kind of trekking is ideal for those who are looking for a less crowded route with fewer teahouses and hotel options. Walking in remote areas with limited contact with today's society is a unique experience that can only be gained through this kind of trek.
GAP stands for Guide, Accommodation, and Porters. Trekking guides and porters are on hand to accompany travelers on their highland trek. Those who are prepared to travel with just a guide and porter to Nepal's unique adventure location, Nepal’s snowy mountains, endless cultural variety, and stunning surroundings may get more out of their trek. Trekkers can trek in complete safety, supported by experienced professionals informed about the Himalayas and the nearby areas.