By The Snow Cat, Nov 20 2017 01:00AM
Off the beaten track trekking in Nepal isn't as easy as it actually sounds. Hiking in Nepal is pretty popular. Just look at the numbers hiking Everest Base Camp....thousands!
Lots of the "household name" treks are actually following trails that link villages in the Himalayas. Even the high and mighty Annapurna Circuit is mostly hiking from village to village.
There are indeed villages in the Nepal Himalayas to be found at altitudes of 4000 metres and above, so if you want to enjoy true wilderness hiking and get off the beaten track altogether then high altitude trekking is just about essential.
Yup....into the realm of the snow leopard!
The stunning, but very challenging Dhaulagiri Circuit certainly is both high altitude and wilderness trekking.
There are several days on the Dhaulagiri Circuit where after leaving the last village on the first stage, you won't encounter any permanent settlement until just about the end.