Best Treks in Nepal


The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal unfolds the best adventure experience of trekking, hiking and climbing as the main attraction. Due to the diversity of topography and elevation, Nepal is paradise for the adventure trekking and climbing activities in the Himalayas. The terrain of the Nepalese Himalayas offers a number of stunning trekking routes. It is rather unfair to name just one trek in Nepal as the best. In fact, the perception of “the best” is actually very subjective and depends on person to person.

The best treks in Nepal for the one can be found by looking at the one’s preferences over the features offered by the trekking and can depend on his/her choice of difficulty, number of days for trekking, budget and trek style, etc. Here we have listed down best treks in Nepal based on:

-level of trekking difficulty

-number of days you are willing to spend

-the remote or touristy place for trekking

-your budget for the trekking

-during which seasons are you going to trek

Find out which treks in Nepal is the best for you and meets your preferences:

 

Everest base camp

A world top adventure destination, every trekkers and climbers have dream to get there to stand next the Mt. Everest.

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The Everest Base camp trek is the best option for the one looking to explore the Sherpa villages and to relish the spectacular close up views of the world highest mountains.

Reaching the summit of the world‘s highest Mountain, Mount Everest may be the pinnacle of all the adventures, but reaching the base camp of Mount Everest is also considered the adventure of the highest sorts.

 

Experience the glory of walking on the trail traversed by legendary mountaineers as  you pass through beautiful Everest High Passes, roaring Dudhkoshi River, renowned Namche bazaar, serene Imjatse valley and several Buddhist Monasteries on the trail accompanied by the beautiful Himalayan vista.

Overview:

Days -12/13 days

Difficulty-medium

Maximum elevation-kala pathar at 5600m

Remoteness- not remote

Pricing- Medium (#USD spent/day)

Accommodation type-lodges, guesthouse

Best season- March-May and October-November

Restricted permit-no

Required Permits -TIMS

 

 

Annapurna circuit

Annapurna Circuit is one of the most famous trekking routes in Nepal. The trail traverses a variety of terrain and explore the rich cultural and natural diversity of the Annapurna region. The trek offers an amazing view of the Annapurnas, Macchupucchre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang Himal.

A world’s classic trekking routes of Around Annapurna in real sense is still a popular destination despite the road construction on some of the section of this trekking routes. The visit to Manang, Tilicho lake, caves and monasteries and off course crossing over 5400 meter pass of Thorung la is one the main challenge and highlights of this Annapurna circuit trek.

Despite the controversy over continuing road construction, Annapurna Circuit Trek is still one of Nepal’s greatest treks. The trek offers ample of cultural and natural beauty to awe-inspire any visitors in the region.

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The trail allows a gentler acclimatization process as it traverses the variety of landscapes from jungle to high alpine, lush valley and up to arid peaks passing through hospitable villages through the world’s deepest gorge

Overview:

Days -14 days

Difficulty-average

Maximum elevation-5,416 m,  Thorong La Pass

Remoteness- not remote

Pricing- Cheap (USD spent/day)

Accommodation type-lodges, guesthouse

Best season- March-May and October-November

Restricted permit-no

Required Permits -TIMS, ACAP

 

 

 

langtang valley trek

The Langtang Valley Trek is known for its diverse vegetation and cultured villages.Easily accessible from kathmandu, this trail is the ultimate destination for the trekkers who relish to enjoy the beautiful vicinity of tamang civilization and awesome panoramic view of langtang ri as well as stunning views of annapurna and makalu. Langtang valley trek provides you the remarkable opportunity to observe wilderness of natural vegetation at its best and beautiful glaciers at a relatively low altitude.

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Despite the proximity to Kathmandu, the region is as wild as any other Tibetan highlands with tranquil rural landscape. The trek offers an opportunity to see the beautiful glaciers at a relatively low altitude. The Langtang valley offers the exceptionally stunning view mountain panorama. The trek is an ideal option for the one looking to explore the rich Tamang culture, beautiful landscape and vegetation of the Langtang region.

 

Overview:

Days -10 days

Difficulty-moderate

Maximum elevation-4,984m, Tserko Ri

Remoteness- not remote to remote

Pricing- Cheap (USD spent/day)

Accommodation type-lodges, guesthouse

Best season- March to May and October to November.

Restricted permit-no

Required Permits -TIMS

 

 

 

Manaslu circuit trek

Manaslu circuit trek is one of the highly recommended trekking destination to get soothed by  Hindu and Tibetan-style villages, culturally fascinating vicinity of ancient Buddhist monasteries.The Manaslu Circuit Trek is an extremely remarkable trek flaunting remarkable panoramas of the peaks on the Nepal-Tibet border. The trek goes around the stunning Mount Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world, and reaches its highest at Larkya Pass which offers magnificent views of Manaslu. Manaslu Circuit trekking route is diverse, remote, secluded and enriched topography, offering a fabulous experience for the one looking to take an adventurous journey to explore the scenic beauty of the Himalayan region. No wonder the trail is considered to be one of the best treks in Nepal.  Along with its eye catching beauty of majestic himalayas ,manaslu is proudly occupied by diverse, remote, secluded and enriched topography. Hence, one of the best choices for the adventurous trekking experience.

Overview:

Days -14/15 days

Difficulty-hard

Maximum elevation-5115m at Larkya Pass

Remoteness- remote

Pricing- Medium (USD spent/day)

Accommodation type-lodges, guesthouse

Best season- March to May and October to November.

Restricted permit-yes

Required Permits – ACAP, MCAP, RAP

 

 

 

Ghorepani poon hill trekking

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is relatively easy and short trekking along terraced farmlands, beautiful rhododendron forest and hospitable Gurung Villages. This trail is highly recommended for those who want to enjoy the beauty of spectacular view of Himalayas in short time. Spring season is widely popular for ghorepani poon hill trekking as it provides alluring view of beautiful rhododendron forest and breathtaking sunrise at panoramic view of Annapurna Himalaya range. Terraced farmlands and hospitable gurung villages are other factors alluring trekkers to this trail. The spectacular sunrise view over the panorama of Annapurna range is the highlight of the trek. This is the best trek in Nepal to explore the beauty and hospitality of the Annapurna Region in a short period of time.

 

Overview:

Days -5 days

Difficulty-easy to moderate

Maximum elevation-3,210 m, Poonhill

Remoteness- not remote

Pricing- cheap (USD spent/day)

Accommodation type-lodges, guesthouse

Best season- March to May and October to November.

Restricted permit-no

Required Permits – ACAP, TIMS

 

 

Annapurna base camp trek

Annapurna base camp trek is supposed to be in every trekker’s wish list. This trail is the perfect choice to wander through the mighty combo of natural and cultural diversity. Wandering through the beautiful hills, it takes you through hospitable villages, over high passes, and through picturesque valleys, before eventually arriving at the base of mighty Mount Annapurna. The trek combines so many different landscapes and brings the trekkers so close to the base 8,000 m high peaks in a short period of time.  Before reaching to the base of world’s exceptional majestic Himalaya annapurna, the trail is guided through the picturesque view of alluring hills, and valleys with hospitable villages rewarding the trekkers with the fruitful appetizing scenery beauty.

The trek is the perfect blend of superb natural scenery and rich cultural diversity of Annapurna region. Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is a spectacular, breathtaking walk that rewards trekkers in many ways.

 

Overview:

Days -10 days

Difficulty- moderate

Maximum elevation- 4,320 m, Annapurna Base Camp

Remoteness- not remote

Pricing- cheap (USD spent/day)

Accommodation type-lodges, guesthouse

Best season- March to May and October to November.

Restricted permit-no

Required Permits – ACAP, TIMS

 

 

Upper Mustang

Being a former Himalayan Kingdom, upper mustang is a culturally and Geo-politically sensitive area and wasn’t open for trekking until 1992. Fortunately due to this, it is able to preserve its 16th century Buddhist monasteries and many carved caves in the mountains which now has been sincere attraction for many trekkers.  The 16th century Buddhist monasteries and the caves carved into sheer cliff walls in mustang draws many trekkers to the region.

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Mustang has a striking terrain of a semi-arid desert with deep ravines and rock shelves, fringed with snowy peaks. Hidden behind the majestic Himalayan ranges, Mustang is a hidden paradise in Nepal. This is a must trek for the one yearning to explore the fascinating landscape and the rich Tibetan culture. It is said to be the hidden heaven in Nepal which is now open for the trekkers who wish to acknowledge the innocent glorious beauty of fascinating landscapes and mighty panoramic view of Himalayas. It also provides the exceptional taste of Tibetan culture blended with the fascinating majestic Himalayas.

Overview:

Days -14 days

Difficulty- moderate to hard

Maximum elevation- 3,810 m, Dhakmar

Remoteness- very remote

Pricing- High (USD spent/day)

Accommodation type-lodges, guesthouse

Best season- March to May and October to November.

Restricted permit-yes

Required Permits – ACAP, RAP

Restrictions: A minimum of two trekkers accompanied by a Nepali guide or Porter is required for a permit to trek the Upper Mustang, so make sure you have a Trekking Partner or a trekking agency for the trek.

 

Upper Dolpo

Upper Dolpo is an ancient Tibetan kingdom located in the north east part of Nepal. It was only opened to trekkers in 1990. Upper Dolpo is truly a hidden gem of Nepal with its Tibetan style villages, stunning barren landscapes, and picturesque mountain peaks. The region holds a centuries old culture untouched by the modern world. The trail requires crossing of the three high passes  Nagdalo La (5350m), Shey La (5000m) and Jeng La (5110m)involve long climbs and long descents. The Dolpo region is the most remote and least developed district in Nepal. Only a few anthropologists and geographers have explored the region. It’s one of the most remote trekking regions in ancient Buddhist lands and a journey into the kingdom of Rinpoche.

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Lying between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri Himalayan range is the highest inhabited land of Dolpo. Full of rugged natural beauty the trekking is suitable for those seeking remoteness and stunning surroundings. Trekking in upper dolpo is a challenging task but it sure does rewards you the best memories for your life to carry.  Picturesque view of tibetian style villages, heart whelming barren lands and fierce mountain peaks will leave you speechless during the spectacular journey of upper dolpo trek.

Overview:

Days -22 days

Difficulty- Medium

Maximum elevation- 5,250 m, Kang La Pass

Remoteness- very remote

Pricing- High (USD spent/day)

Accommodation type-camping

Best season- March to May and October to November.

Restricted permit-yes

Required Permits – RAP

Restrictions:  You have to be minimum 2 trekkers and accompanied by a Nepali Guide or Porter. The Restricted Permit for Upper Dolpo costs USD 500 for up to 10 days and USD 50 for each day hereafter.

 

 

 

Kanchanjunga base camp trek

The journey to the Camp of the world second highest peak in the world, Mount Kanchajunga, explores the culture and natural beauty of the eastern NepalThe majestic view of world’s third highest peak mounts Kanchenjunga and fifth highest mountain MT Makalu is one of the most stunning view you will ever see. The journey is further more accompanied by the wild high-mountain terrain, deep into the secluded mountain ranges on Nepal’s border with Sikkim and Tibet. The region is the home to some of the Asia’s most exotic wildlife.  The trek allows the unspoiled exposure to the local culture and wonderful nature, making it the rewarding adventure. Kanchenjunga base camp trek is the one mighty choice to enjoy the nature to its purest version with exotic wildlife exposure. This long journey is mostly suitable for fit trekkers as the difficulty level is quite hard.

Overview:

Days -20 days

Difficulty- hard

Maximum elevation- 5,160 m, Lapsang Pass

Remoteness- very remote

Pricing- High (USD spent/day)

Accommodation type-camping

Best season- March to May and October to November.(Not recommended during winter)

Restricted permit-yes

Required Permits – RAP, KCA

Restrictions: A minimum of two trekkers accompanied by a Nepali guide or Porter is required for a permit to trek the Kanchenjunga Base Camp, so make sure you have a Trekking Partner or a trekking agency for the trek.

 

 

Gokyo Ri trek

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Gokyo ri trek is the one to capture the best panoramic view of Himalayas compared to all the other treks. With its alluring side glens, turquoise lakes, the country’s biggest glacier and an arc of Snow Mountains, the Gokyo valley is the most attractive region in the Khumbu. The Gokyo Ri Trek is an exceptional trek to the Gokyo valley through forests filled, numerous suspension bridges, scenic ridges with shrines on top, charming little hamlets, the alpine valleys and glacial moraines. The views of the five Emerald Lakes together in the shadow of the majestic mountain peaks in the Gokyo Valley are the main highlight of the Trek. The trek offers the fabulous view of the wonderful ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung located in Khumbu region. Remarkable view Nepal’s largest glacier khumbu along the alluring side glens of gokyo ri is one the main attraction of the trek. gokyo ri trek is the ideal choice for an awe-inspiring trekking. This is an ultimate trek for seeking exclusive adventure and scenic grandeur.

Overview:

Days -12 days

Difficulty- moderate

Maximum elevation- 5,357m, Gokyo Ri

Remoteness- remote

Pricing- Medium (USD spent/day)

Accommodation type-guest house and lodges

Best season- March to May and October to November. (Not recommended during winter)

Restricted permit-no

Required Permits – TIMS

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