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Best Treks in Nepal

Best Treks in Nepal

Nepal is a country of Himalayas. And undoubtedly, a utopia for trekking adventures.

The type of landscape that you find in Nepal can be rarely found in other parts of the world. The hills and mountains of Nepal give a rich trekking experience.

Not one, not two, but there are many trails that takes you to the glorious Himalayas with stunning routes filled with beautiful sightseeing and adventure. This provides best experience throughout the journey.

So, it would be unfair to name a best trek in Nepal. And one visit to Nepal is not enough.

Everyone has their own taste and preferences for trekking too. So depending upon what you are seeking from the tour will make a difference in categorizing the trek as best. If your expectations are met with the offerings of a trek, then you find it ideal else otherwise.

When you are talking about trekking, there are a number of factors that will make a difference in your experience. The level of difficulty, number of days involved, the budget of the trek, type of package you choose etc. can highly influence your expectations with the trek.

Best Trekking Routes in Nepal

Some of the amazing and popular treks in Nepal based on adventure, natural beauty, ethnic diversity, and cost are discussed below.

The added details will help you find your next ideal trek destination in Nepal.

1. Everest Base Camp Trek

One of the most popular choice of trekkers from around the world, Everest Base Camp Trek is a great option for those who are willing to relish the stunning views of the world’s highest peak – Mount Everest.

This trek will give you an exclusive trekking experience. And it is very achievable, unlike climbing the Everest.

The trek gives you the opportunity to explore the rich local culture and festivals, diverse landscape, flora and fauna, breathtaking scenery, peaceful ambiance and everything you can expect from an ideal trekking in rustic Nepal.

Trekking in the Everest Region or the Khumbu Region gives you an opportunity to walk through the trails traversed by legendary mountaineers.

The beautiful Everest High Passes, rowdy Dudh Koshi River, the renowned gateway of Namche Bazaar, peaceful Imja Tse valley and a number of Buddhist Monasteries en route are remarkable sites you shouldn’t miss out to capture.

Summary:

Highest Elevation 5,600 m at Kala Patthar
Average Time in Days 12 Days
Difficulty Level Medium
Remoteness Not Isolated. Is visited by huge crowd every year.
Cost Medium (Will not be heavy to your wallet)
Best Season To Travel March to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse
Restricted Permits No
Required Permits TIMS

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2. Annapurna Circuit Trek

Перевал Тронг Ла

Another most popular trekking routes in Nepal is the Annapurna Circuit Trek. You will find a variety of terrain to explore, in addition to the richly diverse cultural and natural aspect of this region.

This trek will definitely allure you with stunning views of Mount Annapurna, Mount Machhapuchhre, Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Manaslu and Langtang Himal.

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of Nepal’s greatest adventurous treks offering cultural and natural beauty to overwhelm the visitors in this region.

The trail allows natural acclimatization process.

You will find a variety of landscapes throughout your way, ranging from jungle to high alpine, the green valley, and the dry peaks, and from hospitable villages to the world’s deepest gorge.

Summary:

Highest Elevation 5,416 m at Thorong La Pass
Average Time in Days 14
Difficulty Level Moderate
Remoteness Not Isolated
Cost Cheap
Best Season To Travel March to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse
Restricted Permits No
Required Permits ACAP, TIMS

3. Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Circuit Trek gives you an extremely remarkable trek experience by flaunting the remarkable panoramas of the peaks lying on the Nepal-Tibet border.

The trek takes you around the stunning Mount Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world. It reaches the highest altitude at Larkya Pass that offers a breathtaking view of Manaslu.

Manaslu Circuit Trek trails lead to fabulous scenes of the mountain range, hybrid Nepalese-Tibetan style villages. In addition, the presence of ancient Buddhist monasteries and surely challenging and adventurous Mountain Passes bejewels the route.

This topographically remote trekking route offers a fabulous experience for trekkers looking for adventure with opportunities to explore natural beauty – one of the many reasons why it is considered as one of the best treks in Nepal.

Restrictions:

As a result of the remoteness, there’s a permit restriction which says that a minimum of two trekkers must be accompanied by a Nepali guide or Porter to trek the Manaslu Circuit. So it is better to consult with a trekking agency to provide you with your trekking partner for this trek.

Summary:

Highest Elevation 5115m at Larkya Pass
Average Time in Days 15 Days
Difficulty Level Hard
Remoteness Isolated
Cost Medium
Best Season To Travel March to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Guesthouses & Lodges
Restricted Permits Yes
Required Permits ACAP, MCAP, RAP

4. Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek

Comparatively easy and short in distance, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek gives you a beautiful trekking experience through the terraced farmlands, eye-pleasing rhododendron forest and warm welcoming Gurung Villages.

The trek offers exceptional scenes during the spring season when the Rhododendrons are blooming everywhere along the panorama of the high mountains.

The spectacular view of the sunrise over the Annapurna range is the major highlight of the trek.

Ghorepani- Poonhill is the best trek in Nepal if you want to enjoy the beauty and hospitality of the Annapurna Region in a short period of time.

Summary:

Highest Elevation 3210m at Poonhill
Average Time in Days 5
Difficulty level Easy to Moderate
Remoteness Not Isolated
Cost Cheap
Best Season To Travel March to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse
Restricted Permits No
Required Permits ACAP, TIMS

5. Langtang Valley Trek

Renowned for its diverse culture and vegetation, the Langtang Valley Trek offers a great view of Langtang Ri and the amazing sight of the Mount Annapurna and Mount Makalu.

If you check the proximity of this place to Kathmandu it is very near to civilization but still offers a trekking experience as wild as any other Tibetan highlands. It offers a tranquil rural landscape and is ideal for someone seeking for one such experience.

This trek route supports exposure to the unique Tamang culture residing in the area along with the opportunity to relish the stunning glaciers at a relatively low altitude.

The Langtang Valley provides you the advantage of sightseeing the exceptionally beautiful view of mountain panorama.

Summary:

Highest Elevation 4,984m at Tserko Ri
Average Time in Days 10
Difficulty Level Moderate
Remoteness Not Isolated
Cost Cheap
Best Season To Travel March to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse
Restricted Permits No
Required Permits TIMS

6. Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang is a geographically sensitive area of Nepal which was not open for trekking until 1992. Bordering with Tibet in the North, the culture here resembles that behind the borders.

The culture and landscape of the region have close proximity with that of Tibet.

Because of isolation with the remaining world, people here are able to retain their ancient culture and beliefs. It is shocking to know that the Buddhist monasteries and caves carved into cliff walls in Mustang are there from the 16th century.Therefore, it easily draws attention of many trekkers visiting the region.

The landscape of Mustang is peculiar and is a kind of semi-dry desert with rocky structures covered with snow. Mustang is a paradise behind the range of majestic Himalayas. This trek can give an amazing experience to those seeking to explore a different than usual terrain and also the rich Nepalese- Tibetan culture.

Restrictions:

The permit restriction says that a minimum of two trekkers must be accompanied by a Nepali guide or Porter to trek the Upper Mustang. So please consult with a trekking agency for further details.

Summary:

Highest Elevation 3,810 m at Dhakmar
Average Time in Days 14
Difficulty Level Moderate to Hard
Remoteness Very Isolated
Cost High
Best Season To Travel March to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse
Restricted Permits Yes
Required Permits ACAP, RAP

7. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Mount Kanchenjunga is the second highest peak in the world. The journey to its base camp gives you the opportunity to explore the natural and cultural beauty of eastern Nepal.

The journey takes you through the wilderness of high mountain terrain, along the mountain ranges standing on Nepal’s border with Sikkim and Tibet. This area is the home to some of the exotic wildlife found in Asia.

This incredible trek allows you to make the most out of the unspoiled exposure to the local culture and virgin nature. It is indeed a rewarding adventure.

Restrictions:

A minimum of two trekkers must be accompanied by a Nepali guide or Porter to trek the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. So consult a trekking agency before you plan your trip.

Summary:

Highest Elevation 5,160 m at Lapsang Pass
Average Time in Days 20
Difficulty Level Difficult
Remoteness Very Isolated
Cost High
Best Season To Travel March to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Camping
Restricted Permits Yes
Required Permits KCA, RAP

8. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The scenic trek to Annapurna Base Camp takes you through the hospitable Gurung villages, via the high passes, walking past the picturesque valleys, before you reach to the destined base of the mighty Mount Annapurna.

While in the trek, you will encounter a number of different landscapes and as you move forward through each new kind brings you closer to the base of 8,000 m high peaks in such small time.

If you are a nature admirer then this trek is definitely for you as you get to experience perfect natural sceneries along with the rich cultural diversity of the Annapurna Region. The trek to Annapurna Base Camp is a marvelous walk towards tranquility and a joyous experience for trekkers in many ways.

Summary:

Highest Elevation 4,320 m at Annapurna Base Camp
Average Time in Days 10
Difficulty Level Moderate
Remoteness Not Isolated
Cost Cheap
Best Season To Travel March to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse
Restricted Permits No
Required Permits ACAP, TIMS

9. Trek to Gokyo Ri

Gokyo Valley Trek offers one of the most attractive trekking in the Khumbu region. The major attraction includes side glens, turquoise lakes, biggest glacier in the country, and the arc of the snow mountain.

The Gokyo Ri Trek takes you to the exceptional Gokyo valley via the wild forests and through numerous suspension bridges and beautiful ridges with shrines on top, not to forget the charming little hamlets, the alpine valleys, and the glacial moraines.

The breathtaking view of the five lakes together under the shadow of the tall mountain peaks in the Gokyo Valley leaves every visitor spellbound.

Summary:

Highest Elevation 5,357m at Gokyo Ri
Average Time in Days 12
Difficulty Level Moderate
Remoteness Isolated
Cost Medium
Best Season To Travel March to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse
Restricted Permits No
Required Permits TIMS

10. Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo is truly a hidden gem of Nepal that has not been much in highlight. Very few trekkers know about this place and what it has to offer. The stunning barren landscapes, picture perfect mountain peaks, and the Tibetan style villages give a unique flavor to your regular trek-buds.

Similar to the Upper Mustang region, this region also holds century-old cultures that is not affected by the modern civilization.

The trail in this trek route requires you to cross three high passes of Magdalo La (5350m), Shey La (5000m) and Jeng La (5110m) requiring you to climb and drop a decently long walk. Trekking in this region is accompanied by challenges, but at the same time, is rewarded with adventures and spectacular views of mountains.

Restriction:

As a result of the remoteness, a minimum of two trekkers must be accompanied by a Nepali guide or Porter to trek the Upper Dolpo.

Summary:

Highest Elevation 5,250 m at Kang La Pass
Average Time in Days 22
Difficulty Level Moderate
Remoteness Very Isolated
Cost High
Best Season To Travel March to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Camping
Restricted Permits Yes
Required Permits RAP

Conclusion

The diverse terrain of Nepal offers a rare experience in each of the treks. The exceptionally beautiful trek routes will leave you stunned in amusement and remain in your senses for a lifetime.

You will definitely cherish the moments as you go through the photographs.

There are many other trek routes in Nepal but it is not possible to list them all at once.

If you think, we may have forgotten to list your favorite ones, do write to us about it in the comment section below.

We would also like to know which of these treks have you checked out from your list. Share us your experiences and let everyone know which one has been the best for you. And if you are looking to taking a trip, contact us for further details.

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