Off Season Treks and Tours
Nepal is the Land of Peace, happy faces and mix of traditional as well as western Lifestyle. The land of Lord Buddha, thousands of Brave soldiers who fought till their last heartbeat, the country of hundreds of ethnic groups celebrating their custom, culture, and festival in Nepal. The history of Trekking in Nepal began in 1949 when a British traveler, Bill Tilman trek to different places taking the permission of the King.There are dozens of Low off season treks and Tours in Nepal to do for any other then peak season.
Nepal claims the highest peak in the world, the King of Mountains-Mt. Everest including other seven peaks above 8000 meters. Nepal can be one of the best, the chilling, and exciting destination for trekkers around the Globe. Trekking in Nepal is full of fun, excitement, adventure, and joy. You hold your breath, get ready for Everest Base Camp, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Upper Mustang and other many treks in Nepal.
Besides these, Nepal is rich in Flora, fauna, and flowers. The rare and endangered species of Panda (Red Panda) is found in Langtang region of Nepal. More than 600 species of butterflies are found in Nepal. Moreover, the One-horned Rhinoceros is rare, and endangered species only found in Nepal. The parrot, Pheasant, Sparrow, Crow, Eagle are some other birds.
Similarly, we have varieties of animals, including Himalayan Bear, Musk Deer, Tiger, Lion, Rhino, and many more. The Lifestyle of a village is, but you can notice the western Lifestyle in the city areas. Daal, Bhat, and Curry is Nepal’s national Food. Also, there’s a Nepalese Saying, “Dhal, Bhat Power 24 Hour”.
Trekker’s around the Globe visit Nepal each year. It’s found that more than ten thousands of trekkers travel to the Everest region of Nepal. The craze of travelers to Nepal is increasing at a rapid rate. Ultimately, six peak months for trekking is getting smaller and smaller in the context of trekking life.
Growing trekkers in Nepal has some side effects. You will face difficulties in finding hotels and tea houses on the trail. Also, the food items get expensive. Likewise, the path would be dusty. Please, we must keep the trail neat and clean so that the upcoming trekkers feel good when trekking in Nepal.
To enjoy the scenario, get rid of unclear weather, most of the travelers prefer the peak seasons (Autumn and Spring). The routes are okay with fewer difficulties. It’s evident that the number of trekkers decreases in the offseason. But, having a courageous heart of trekking, you never should feel afraid of changing weather and climatic condition. Also, there’re numerous trekking destinations in Nepal where you can enjoy the beauty of nature. This blog is especially for those who want to travel such kind of goals in Offseason.
Nepal experiences four types of seasonal changes:
Summer Season: June, July, August
Winter Season: December, January, February
Autumn Season: September, October, November
Spring Season: March, April, May
Generally, a large number of travelers can be seen in the peak season and less in the offseason. But, one with a bright mind would never be afraid or hesitate trekking in other seasons too. Below,we have the list of the significant offseason tours and trekking that you shouldn’t miss out:
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Words aren’t enough to describe the EBC Helicopter Tour. Every second of the visit would bring new changes and are precious in your life. It’s the leading tour and package in Nepal. Especially, those who have very less time go for the trip.
Everest region is full of the Himalayas, high hills, forest, traditional villages, art, culture, tradition, tea houses, valleys, monasteries, and glaciers. The tour begins early in the morning. We drive to Kathmandu Airport after having breakfast. Make sure to check the availability of oxygen cylinder in case of an emergency condition. Also, remember the following notes:
Bargaining is the National trick of decreasing money. But, Adventure Discovery Travel gives the tour with massive discount which cost only USD 950 for sharing basis.
Test your tour leader before going with him
Never try to annoy the Pilot. They will comment about the places you visit.
Sometimes, the helipad may require reposition. SO, always ask the Pilot before coming out of the helicopter
The Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour offers outstanding views of Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhu Nath, Nagarkot Hills and many more. As soon as you reach Lukla, you would feel a certain kind of excitement and enthusiasm. The Airport is considered as the dangerous Airport in the Globe. It consists of a single runway. You can observe the picturesque landscape of Mountain ranges including Mt. Everest, Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam and many more from the Airport. After refueling at Lukla, we fly to Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, Tengboche, Lobuche and finally to Everest Base Camp or Kalapather hill. It would be a victorious moment standing on the top of Kalapather where you can observe Mt. Everest in front of your naked eyes. On the return flight, we go to the Everest View Hotel, which is the highest altitude Hotel in the world. The reflected views of Mt. Everest are so mesmerizing and long-lasting. Finally, we directly return to Lukla and then to Kathmandu. Tonight, farewell with our Team members.
Travelers choose this package throughout the year. We check the climatic condition before the Helicopter tour and inform you if we can fly or not. There’s a Helicopter tour cancellation policy too if the Climatic condition becomes worst for a longer duration of time.
Upper Mustang Trek
The Hidden Valley of Nepal- Upper Mustang is famous among Buddhist and other trekkers around the Globe. The fantastic thing is that the area is still under control of Lo, which is known as the King of the Upper Mustang. That’s why the region is also called as ‘Kingdom of Lo.’ Since the part lies under rain shadow area, the chance of rainfall is very less. And, the benefit is that you can enjoy trekking throughout the year.
Upper Mustang Trek offers you eye-catching views of the Himalayas, forest, traditional villages, high hills, and monasteries. You get in touch with Tibetan art, culture, and tradition. Moreover, you learn about the Lifestyle of the locals. Not only that, indeed you can observe gratifying views of 4000 m above mountain ranges. Passing across the bank of Kali Gandaki, you reach a beautiful walled settlement of Lo Manthang.
We fly or drive as per your desire to Pokhara. Roam around the Pokhara city and then fly/drive to, which is the starting point for all the routes to Jomsom. Most trekkers choose a 20-minute flight from Pokhara to Jomsom rather than pushing for saving time and to avoid the tedious drive. You can only find few accommodations available above the Jomsom during the Offseason trekking to Upper Mustang. So, it’s essential to book the hotels earlier.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
The most comfortable Trek in the Annapurna Sanctuary is Ghorepani Poon hill trek. The Trek is getting favorite day by day, and trekkers wish to taste trekking to Ghorepani once in their lifetime. There’re numerous guest houses, lodges on the trail and they remain open throughout the year. So, no need to feel lost during the path. Moreover, it is effective trekking with a guide and a porter.
The Trek starts after Driving to Pokhara. After a short roam around the beautiful Pokhara city, we drive to Nayapul where the real trekking begins. We trek towards Ghorepani and then to Ghandruk. Throughout the Trek, you can observe outstanding landscapes of Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m). The route is steep and sloppy. New trekkers may face difficulties. So caution is required during the Trekking period. It’s incredible walking across the Sherpa, Gurung villages and Terrace farmlands.
If you’re planning for solo Trek to Ghorepani, you must note down the following things:
- It’s cheaper than joining a travel company
- Adds an adventurous feeling and is more logistics
- Flexibility increases as you can decide the route and hotels by yourself
For First Time Solo Trekker:
Difficult to plan and walk on your own because it’s an entirely new destination for you
You’ve to sort out the issue that you face on the trail
Annapurna Panorama Trek
Annapurna Panorama trek is one of the best trails these days, short, less number of difficulties and glorified landscape of nature would give sweet taste to the traveler. The Trek, also known as Annapurna Poon hill trek offers extensive views of mountain ranges including Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,157 m) and many more. Trek becomes more excited when you reach Ghorepani.
Himalayan vistas, small villages, valleys, forest areas, locals, monasteries, wild lives, high hills, rivers, and glaciers add beauty and pleasure to the Trek and trekking would be boring without them. The Trek provides in-depth knowledge of Lifestyle, flora/fauna, wild lives, and flowers present in the region.
We rest, roam around the Kathmandu valley and Thamel on our first two days. Real trekking begins from the third day. Driving to Ghorepani and Trek to Ghandruk is fantastic. The route passes through the Rhododendron Forest, valleys and small villages which are breathtaking.
Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Jomsom Muktinath trek is one of the favorable trekking in Nepal. The Trek takes you to the deepest gorge of the World- Kaligandaki River. Since the trail is neat and clean, with the less rough and steep road, trekking is more comfortable and mesmerizing. You can observe views of splendid peaks such as Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri Himal, and other peaks.
You don’t need to worry about the climatic condition because all the seasons favor Jomsom Muktinath Trek. The roads may be slippery in the rainy days and rain also brings hindrance in the mountain views. The high hills, birds, animals, rhododendron forest and villages welcome you for the Trek.
We drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu, roam around the Pokhara city and next day drive to Nayapul. Now, the real trekking starts. We trek to ulleri, Ghorepani, Tatopani, Ghasa, Marpha, Kagbeni and finally to Muktinath. The Rupse Waterfall, Kali Gandaki Gorge, Tukuche village, Suspension bridges, and forest are the major attractions of the Trek. Getting back is more comfortable, we trek back to Jomsom from Muktinath and take a flight to Pokhara.
Everest View Trek
Everest View trek is the short and luxurious trekking trails to the Everest region of Nepal. The Trek emphasizes more on Himalayan ranges. And, you can observe many higher peaks along the trail. The Khumjung Village, Khumbu glacier, Tengboche Monasteries, Rhododendron, and fir forest are the major attractions of the Everest View Trek. The happy faces of other trekkers on the trail would make your day go well.
First two days, we roam and prepare for the Trek. The real trekking journey begins on the third day. We fly to Lukla and then start trekking to Phakding. The next day we trek to Namche Bazaar which is also known as the Gateway of the Everest Region. You will be welcomed heartily by the locals to their tea houses. We trek ahead to Khumjung, Tengboche, Kyangjuma, and finally to Monjo. It’s beautiful reaching Tengboche where you can observe landscapes of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam and many other mountain ranges.