So you are thinking of a trekking holiday in Asia? Well like many people in recent years you are not alone, as trekking holidays are becoming more and more popular, with all age groups. Whether it’s on your own, as part of a group and even as a family with your children, most options are catered for. Just get in touch with a good specialist travel operator and get them to tailor a package to suit your needs, if they don’t have the exact criteria off the shelf.
A good specialist travel agent is worth their weight in gold, especially if they have specialist, personal knowledge and experience of the destination or areas you are looking to travel in. So do your homework and start asking questions, as that’s what they are there for.
One of the popular destinations for travelling to Asia these days is to go on a trekking
It is worth first considering actually what time of year you want to travel, as the season could have an impact on you and your itinerary. As obviously weather could and will be an issue depending on the time of year, as this will effect what clothing you will have to take with you.
Depending where you will be travelling in Nepal available accommodation can vary. If you are staying in or near Kathmandu then you should find cheap affordable small hotels, bed and breakfast style accommodation or hostels.
When staying in more remote areas, accommodation can be in the form of local teahouses on Nepalese trekking holidays, this can allow travellers to meet and interact with local people & their culture, plus share their experiences. There will also be limited accommodation hostels, small hotels and even campsites, catering for people on the move. The best time to travel is generally the beginning of the dry season which is between October & November. The second preferred time to visit this area is around February to April which is the tail end of the dry season. If you are planning on a cheaper budget then you can consider travelling December and January. It is much colder then & there is snow fall, but the trade off is bright clear blue skies, ideal for sight-seeing and photography, just pack some extra layers, a good quality (warm) 4 season winter sleeping bag for those cheap hotels or hostels and all should be fine.
Although Nepal is poor by western standards, it is an area of the world that is rich and in abundance of ancient & more recent history. Also it’s a very special place on earth, not just because it has become a Mecca for climbers, adventurers, and people just wanting to be close to or climb the highest mountain in the world, Everest. I feel though there is more to it than that, it’s a sense of awe in the presence of such a place that is so overwhelming and humbles you while in its presence. Plus the breathtaking scenery of the mountains that bring a sense of reality and perspective to life itself.