Nepal has eight of the world’s ten highest peaks, including Mt. Everest, the tallest of them all. The Himalayas exert a strong spiritual pull, as Hindu’s believe mountains to be the abode of gods, while Sherpas and other mountain communities hold certain summits to be the very embodiment of deities.
Trekking is Nepal’s premier activity. Whether your trek is short or long, spectacular Himalayan scenery is guaranteed. The classic trails of the Everest and Annapurna regions offer close-up views of the very highest peaks, dramatic scenery and fascinating local cultures.
The Annapurna region with its spectacular scenery, ease of access and variety of treks is very rewarding. The Everest region, is at higher altitude and farther from the trailheads so is more suited to experienced visitors seeking longer treks. Beyond these two popular regions, several other options, near Kathmandu, or in remote areas are available for those keen to explore off the beaten track.