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Great Himalayan Trail
British-born Australian trekker recently completed trekking on Great Himalayan Trail, which he believes is the longest, hardest, highest and most difficult walking track in the world. The 164-day trek that stretches from Kanchanjunga in eastern Nepal to Darchula in the west passes through high passes, deep lakes, fast-flowing rivers and span's Nepal's stunning Himalaya. If promoted well, this tough trekking trail could be the ultimate desity of many of world's adventurers. Only a few trekkers have embarked on this trail so far. Prior to Boustead, British woman Rosie Swale Pope embarked on the trail, then named Trans-Himalayan Trek, to collect fund for a hospital in Simikot, Humla. The trail links Nepal's popular trekking areas in the likes of Makalu, Everest Rolwaling, Langtang Valley, Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu. The western section starts from Annapurnas through Mustang, Dolpo, Mugu, Humla, and ends by the banks of the Mahakali River.

Machhapuchhre Model Trek
Machhapuchhre Model Trek was initiated by Trekking Agenceis' Association of Nepal (TAAN) Pokhara Chapter. The trek begins from Lahachowk near Pokhara Valley and takes you all the way to the south face base camp of Mt Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). From this trek, you have experience the closest possible view of the famous Macchapuchhre mountain. The trek provides trekkers with an opportunity to interact with local pople and experience local culture. Trekkers also get opportunity to be a guest at the house of local villagers as 'home stay' facility. Most of the part of the trek lies in complete wilerness and expedition teams have to carry tents and necessary food with them. The trek is suitable for all types of visitors. If you are looking for new experience than the Everest or the Annapurnas, this place can be the good option for you. The trek can be completed in less than 10 days.

Indigenous Peoples Trail
The Indigenious Peoples Trail -- lanched just a few months ago – offers unique and living exposure to to one of the most culturally diversed areas of Nepal. The trail presents an incomparable and natural blend of cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity coupled with breathtaking Himalayan panoramas, stretching from Dhauligiri and Annapurna in the west to Numburchuli and Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest peak in the east. Though the best season to trek on the trail is October to December and March to April when the Rhododendrons are in bloom, trekking is possible in this trail throughout the year. While on this trail, visitors can gain invaluable insight into the culture and lifestyle of several indigenous groups including Tamang, Newar, Sherpa, Thami, Yolmo and Majhi. Trekkers can stay in the homes of these indigenous people and know about their culture and lifestyle. The 8-day trek begins from Sailing in Dolakha and ends in Lubighat in Ramechhap.

Tsum Valley Trek
Trsum Vaely Trekking was recently worked out by Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) together with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Nepal Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC). The trek begins from Arughat in Gorkha and reaches Chhekampar (Upper Tsum) and Chumceht (Lower Tsum) villages near border with Tibet. The highest altitue on this trek is the Ngula Dhojyang Pass (5,093m) that borders with Tibet. The Tsum Valley is surrounded by Bauddha Himal and Himalchuli in west, Ganesh Himal in south and Sringi Himal in north. The main attraction of this trek is the unique culture and tradition of Tsumbas (residents of Tsum). Tsumbas still practice polyandry system and they have their own culture, tradition and language. Tsumbas are Buddhists and they celebrate Lhosar, Dhachyang, Saka Dawa, Faning and other festivals. Three popular itineraies to Tsum Valley have been worked out and they stretch from 17 to 25 days.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 January 2010 04:38 )