Trekking guide in the himalayas
Trip Duration: 07 days | 260 Reviews
There have been many questions about accessible trekking in the mountains of Nepal. Nepal is one of the top countries in trekking has been starting inclusive adventure tourism with disabled-friendly trekking. Accessible trekking in Nepal is for all kinds of people. If you have any problem with mobility but if, you love trekking and traveling then this trek is for you.
Accessible trek has the best route and comfortable facility for differently-abled people. In the present context, the trail for accessible trekking is of a length of 1.24km. The trail is made for the people who need assistance for walking or need a wheelchair for their easement. During the accessible trek, you will get a view of MT. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Manaslu. You can enjoy the raw beauty of Nepal with all comfort.
Accessible trekking in Nepal was opened in 2018, which goes through the route nearby Pokhara with panaromic views. This type of trekking is for old aged and differently-abled people. The accessible trekking trail is one of the first accessible trekking trails in Asia. It should be noted that this trekking trail is in the verse to complete. The trial for this trek consists of some spectacular views of the mountains and green grassland. Nepal tourism board has been working to make this trek more comfortable and enjoyable for all people.
For the longest time, mostly Himalayan trekking in Nepal was difficult. People with normal physical conditions had to take some training and preparation for trekking in the Himalayas. Therefore, it was not possible for people with a physical disability to trek in the continuous uphills and downhills of Nepal. The accessible trekking trail is designed for the people who are not able to trek in the normal route.
The accessible trek is listed as the easiest trek in Nepal. However, it depends on your physical ability how much you can take. The trail for this trek is flat until you reach Pokhara from where the trail becomes a bit sloppy. The road is mostly blacktopped on the main area. There are someplace where the roads are broken making it hard to walk. The route to the main viewpoint consists of pebbles, rock, and an uneven trail. Remember construction of the rail is unfinished i.e. the trail is paved up to 0.2km.
Walking the Nepal-accessible trekking trail to get the view might be very difficult but you can get the perfect glances of the mountains from the hotel and resort. People using a wheelchair will require another person for help as the trail is filled with pebbles and big stones. Signboards on the route that shows the steepness of the road might be helpful. You can find the hotels according to your comfort. Hotels ground will provide the closest full view of the mountain range. You can also rely on handrailing for the old aged people. The accessible trail is the easiest trail for people with some physical modality and old-aged people.
Himalayan Deurali hotel is quite famous in the trail to accessible trek. There you can find typical Nepal food. Locals believe that Nepal food Dal, Bhat, and Tarkari gives the energy and keeps your body warm during the trek. Other than this, there is not much variety in food other than the regular menu. Due to the increasing number of vegan trekkers, the hotels also provide options for vegan food.
Normally, you will get foods like rice, boiled lentils, vegetable curries, pickles, Chapati, Oat porridge, fried, or mashed potato. In addition to this if, you want you can even try Sherpa food. Furthermore, the local people suggest trekkers not eat meat. Eating more Carbs, water for hydration, Garlic soup, Beetroot, and other Nitrate rich food are helpful during this trek.
You will find many hotels on the Nepal accessible trekking trail. The hotels for accommodation are comfortable for differently-abled people. The famous Himalayan deurali hotels on the trail provide complete facilities for people with any kind of special modality. The hotels’ rooms are cottages being separate from each other. From the hotel rooms, you will get the perfect views of the mountains ranges. Teahouse also provides a great place for accommodation.
Does this trek need any kind of physical fitness?
Nepal accessible trekking might be the only trekking experience that does not require any kind of physical fitness or fitness level. This trek is designed for people who have problems with mobility, so fitness is not required for this trek. Furthermore, this trek is the easiest so; as long as you are healthy, you will not have any problems during the trek. In addition to this, the trail is almost flat and easy to walk.
Day 01: - Arrival in Kathmandu
Our team above the Himalayan will welcome you at the airport. Then we will help you in or arrive and escort you to the hotel rooms. You can take a rest for some time and then we will inform you of the details regarding this trekking. If you wish then you can even go roaming around the streets to Kathmandu.
Day 02: - Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
After breakfast at your hotel you will enjoy the sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu is much interesting spot for tourists. People love to observe the authenticity and historical monument of Kathmandu. Every tourist must visit the three most important sites. The first place to visit is Bouddhanath stupa, which is the biggest Buddhists stupa.
The second place is the famous Pashupatinath stupa, which is often referred to as the biggest Hindu shrine. In addition, the final city of final art is Patan, where you can see some historic buildings and temples.
Day 03: - Drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day three of this journey is an enjoyable ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Bus for the drive will be very comfortable for differently-abled people. It will take about 5 to 7 hours to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu so you will have to start your drive early in the morning. On the way, you can enjoy the beautiful Trishuli River with green forest and natural plane alongside. Once you reach Pokhara, we will take you to the hotel where you would spend overnight.
Day 04: - Sightseeing around Pokhara
Pokhara falls on the top when it comes to trekking. Pokhara is the gateway to the Himalayas of Nepal and every very thousand people visit Pokhara. There are many fancy places here with outstanding views of high mountains. For this trek, you can go and visit Tibetans refugee camp, international mountain museum, and boating in Phewa lakes.
Day 05: - Accessible trekking in Pokhara
From here, you will have a one-hour drive to Sarankot to experience the exhilarating view of the mountains. After that, through an accessible trekking path, you will get a clear and close view of mountains. From the trail, you can see mount Himchuli, Fishtail, Annapurna II, Annapurna I, and Gangpurna. On the way, you can enjoy the culture and tradition of the local people. You will have to stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 06: - Drive or flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
After enjoying Pokhara, it is now time to get back to Kathmandu. Again, you will have to take a drive to Kathmandu. On the way, you can stop to eat lunch. After reaching Kathmandu, you can get back to the hotel. If you have enough time then you can roam around the street of Thamel.
Day 07: - Transfer to airport
This day is the last day of this trek. According to the time of your flight, we will take you to the airport and have your final departure. We hope to see you for a further trekking experience in Nepal. Happy trekking!
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There is a viewpoint of the accessible trek at an altitude of 1,568 meters from sea level. However, the trail to this viewpoint is a bit messy and rocky. Furthermore, the highest sleeping point during this trek is at the elevation of a 1,538-meter resort. The resort comes with a spectacular view of mountains and is very close to Pokhara city. The total distance for an accessible trekking trail is 1.78 km. People have been traveling in accessible trekking trails for the last 6 years. This trek is becoming more famous nowadays.
The best time to visit accessible trekking is from mid-October to December. This is the peak time for trekking in the Himalayas as winter brings another level of beauty to Nepal. For instance, February to April is another best time for accessible trekking in Nepal. The entire trekking trail will be full of blooming flowers all around. In addition to this, May and June are also great times for accessible trekking. During this time, the weather becomes perfectly fine with a very low chance of precipitation. The skies also remain clear for seeing Himalayan. Despite this, if you want to avoid crowds then you can trek from June to September.
The accessible trekking trail is free now, i.e. you do not need any trekking permit for this trek. You can take the package deal. Package deals are the best when it comes to accessible trekking. travelers can do solo traveling as well but we suggest you travel with a trekking company as it will be much easier. This trek is short and mostly flat so the cost is also lower. Normally the cost of a day ranges from 50 to 80 USD including the drive and meal. If you wish to extend your trek then you will have to pay according to this. If you want to reduce the cost then you can split the transportation cost with someone else. The resort is costlier than hotels so you can stay in a hotel.
Hiring guide is completely up to the trekkers. However if are travelling Nepal for the first time then you might need some help. You can find plenty of guide but picking guide from trekking companies is safer. A guide can charge up to 25 to three USD a day. They can tell you more about the trek and help you in case of any problem. A guide can act as a mediator if you want to communicate with the local people. An experience guide will also have basic medication in case of emergency. Furthermore, if you want to hire a porter then you can hire them from Pokhara easily.
The trail to this trek goes through forest area. Therefore, if you are lucky enough then you might get to see deer and snow leopard on the way. Moreover, there are many species of birds and small mammals on the way. Thus there is no such risk as wildlife on the trail.
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