Alpine Flower Trekking in Nepal

 Ramesh Tamang (Trekking Guide & Photographer)

 Published On:06 Aug,2016

Most people know Nepal as the land of high mountains but Nepal has much more to offer to the visitors. We have huge varieties of flora and fauna in Nepal.

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Nepal boasts 6500 plant species and 300 varieties of orchids to name the few. Many of these plant species are found in Nepal only. Many different flowers can be viewed in your regular trek .Besides we organize two different treks aimed to view particular flowers. The good thing about these treks is you notn only see the wildflowers but it is a added benefit on your regular trek which includes great mountain views, cultural exposure and othersWild Flower Trek. On some of these treks we take you little away from the regular trek routes and in some we take you to the special regions not known to many.

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In spring ( March and April) we operate treks to view rhododendron while in summer ( July and August) Community Trek organised treks to see primulas, poppies, iries gentians and other wildflowers on the alpine slopes. Alpine Flower Trekking; the blooming season varies from place to place -depending on the altitude, earlier in lower elevation and later in higher elevation .That means it requires precise knowledge which flower blooms where, when and lasts for how long.

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Alpine flower treks
Summer brings new life in the alpine slopes beneath the Himalaya . Monsoon brings moisture and warmth in the otherwise bare and dry slopes and valleys.Monsoon transforms the alpine valley floor into green carpets and in a few days to a spectacular scenery of wild flowers .First bloom the iris , then primulas and daisies and poppies making the whole area alive with their profusion and display of colors. Blue Poppy This takes place in all the alpine slopes of the Himalaya but the scenery is more spectacular at some places than others. Also not all the places are accessible in summer.

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Rhododendron treks
Rhododendron(Rhododendron arboreum) is the National flower of Nepal. There are as many as 30 species of rhododendron and the color ranges from red and pink to white.Wild Flower The tree reaches a maximum height of 18 meter. Spring is the blooming season but the date varies from region to region and depends on the altitude.This is found mostly at the altitude range of 2500m-3500m at different parts of the country, more in east than west. The scenery is truly spectacular when the rhododendron blooms in the whole forest , every spring spring.

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