is by far Nepal's biggest attraction. Pioneered by Col. Jimmy
Roberts in the early 1960s, most tourists embark on some trek
or the other and many do multiple treks before heading back
home. Some arrive each year to do a different trek each time.
A trek is also the best means of seeing the country and to understand
its people. Walking through emerald rice fields; through rhododendron
forests; crossing streams, camping out on a hilltop in the wilderness
with towering mountains in the background, make trekking an
One can also do pony treks in some remote places, which is equally
enthralling for visitors. Pony treks are offered mostly in western
region of Pokhara, Dolpo and Lo Manthang (Mustang).