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Top 10 best treks in Nepal

Top 10 best treks in Nepal

Nepal is a beautiful country, possessing 8 of the top highest peaks in the world and some the most beautiful landscapes, frozen lakes and forest hills which are reachable on foot, making Nepal the hot spot destination for trekkers.Every year Nepal attracts thousands of trekkers and which also means every year thousands of people are faced with the hard choice of selecting which trekking destination to explore in Nepal.The terrain of the Nepalese Himalayas offer numbers of stunning trekking routes.

Which trek is actually the best in Nepal? It is unfair to name just one trek in Nepal as the best. An ultimate answer to this question does literally come down to your own personal trekking preferences. It depends upon level of difficulty, available days for trekking, remote trek or touristy trek and budget of trekkers.

Nepal adventure team is here to save your precious time of your holiday and help you make a decision of choosing your favorite trek staying at your home rather than visiting hundreds of trekking agencies in Thamel who will inevitably offer you different opinions as to which trek is the best trek in Nepal.

Depending upon the popularity, Nepal Adventure Team has come up with the best 10 treks in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Trek- 12/15 days +25,000 trekkers /year

Everest Base Camp trek is one of the famous trek in Nepal as it will bring you literally to the top of the world and face-to-face with the world’s highest mountain- Mt.Everest (8850m). The trekking trail are great as you will be walking through beautiful Everest high passes, stunning landscapes and roaring Dudhkoshi river. You will have opportunity to explore culturally rich Sherpa village and meet Sherpa people- renowned for their climbing skills in the world.However, since the trek is so popular, the trails tend to be very crowded during season.

Highlights

  • Experience the glory of walking on the trail traversed by legendary mountaineers
  • Kala Patthar at 5600m, a vantage point providing great scenic view of snow capped mountains peaks such as Nuptse, Lhotse and Mt. Everest
  • Stand face-to-face with the world’s tallest mountain- Mt.Everest
  • Explore Sherpa culture and century monasteries

Overview

Max. Elevatoin

5,600m, Kala Patthar

Max. Days

15 days

Trekking Difficulty

Medium

Remoteness

Not remote (due to high number of trekker per year)

Pricing Medium (USD spent/day)

(USD spent/day)

Best Season

March-May and October-November

Accommodation types

Tea house

Restricted Permits

No

Required Permits

TIMS

Annapurna circuit Trek - 14/19 days, the entire Annapurna region +100,000 trekkers/year

Diverse trekking terrain as a result of high difference in altitudes- varying from 760m to 5416m make the classic circuit trek around the Annapurna is an incredibly varied and exciting journey. Annapurna circuit trek offers an amazing view of Annapurna I, Maachapucchre (6993m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8156m) and Gangapurna (7455m), Tilicho Peak (7134m) and many more.The trekking routes traverses along paddy fields, sub-tropical forest, incredible waterfalls, huge cliffs and several friendly Gurung, Magar and Thakali villages.
The recently constructed road on some part of the trekking parts has reduced the unspoiled part of the trek decreasing the trekking experience.

Highlights

  • Crossing the world’s widest pass- the Thorong la pass at 5416m
  • Visit hindus and buddhist holiest Muktinath temple
  • Hike along the world deepest gorge- Kali Gandaki river
  • Superb views of Mt. Manaslu, Pisang peak, Annapurnas, Himalchuli peak and fishtail mountain
  • Explore beautiful remote village and ethnic culture

Overview

Max. Elevation

5,416m, Thorong La Pass

Max. Days

19 days

Trekking Difficulty

Moderate

Remoteness

Not remote )

Pricing

Cheap (USD spent/day)

Best Season

March-May October-November

Accommodation types

Tea house

Restricted Permits

No

Required Permits

ACAP, TIMS

 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 10/13 days- part of the Annapurna region +100,000 trekkers/year

Annapurna Base Camp is the most intensely scenic short trek in Nepal. The trek is the perfect blend of superb natural scenery and rich cultural diversity of Annapurna region. The treks provides splendid views of Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Maachepuchre and Annapurna I. The trail pass through remote Gurung village, one of the ethnic tribe of Nepal, well known all over the world for their bravery.
However, the scenery is quite different from most other classis treks because the views are less expansive and more vertical. You will find yourself looking almost straight up to see the mountains towering over you.

Highlights

  • Picturesque view of beautiful hills and fabulous mountains scenery
  • explore ethnic tribes and culture of Nepal
  • Come close to the base of one of the world’s most dangerous mountain- Annapurna I (8,091m)
  • Hot bath in natural hot spring in Jhinu Danda

Overview

Max. Elevation

4,320m, Annapurna Base Camp

Max. Days

13 days

Trekking Difficulty

Moderate

Remoteness

Not remote

Pricing

Cheap (USD spent/day)

Best Season

March-May, October-November

Accommodation types

Tea house

Restricted Permits

No

Required Permits

ACAP, TIMS


Ghorepani Poonhill Trek- 9/10 days, part of the Annapurna region, +100,000 trekkers/year

Ghorepani poon hill trek is comparatively easier and shorter trekking in Annapurna region which is popular among beginners. Wandering through terraced farmlands, beautiful rhododendron forest and hospitable Gurung villages, the trekkers can get a spectacular glimpse of the entire Annapurna mountain range from the top of the Poonhill. This trek is beautiful during spring season and path will be flourish by various rhododendron and wild orchids.

There are lots of stone steps to climb up and then to come back down which can make this trek physically demanding and maybe troublesome for some trekkers.

Highlights

  • Spectacular sunrise with a fantastic panorama of Annapurna mountain range
  • Hike through beautiful rhododendron forest
  • Walking through amazing and constantly changing landscapes
  • Explore Gurung, Poon and Magar tribes and their cultures

Overview

Max. Elevation

3,210m, Poonhill

Max. Days

10 days

Trekking Difficulty

Easy to Moderate

Remoteness

Not remote

Pricing

Cheap (USD spent/day)

Best Season

March-May, October-November

Accommodation types

Tea house

Restricted Permits

No

Required Permits

ACAP, TIMS


Langtang Valley Trek- 9/11 days-13000 trekkers/year

Langtang valley trek is in central Nepal around 19 miles directly north of Kathmandu and near the Tibet Border. It is closest Himalaya region trek from Kathmandu. Despite being close to Kathmandu, the region has culturally rich villages and has unspoiled pure natural scenery. Langtang valley is literally surrounded by Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Langshisa Ri and Langtang Himal making it a prime destination for hiking.

The trek offers an opportunity to explore ethnic villages, centuries monasteries, great waters and dense bamboo forests.The trek is marvelous during spring season as the trails are bloom with rhododendron forest and more adventurous as the area is visited by a few number of tourist.

Highlights

  • Opportunity to watch endangered red panda
  • Hike to Tsergor_Ri (5,000m) for stunning view of mountain panorama
  • Breathtaking views of Ganjala Range,Dorje Lakpa Range and Khemjung Glacier
  • visit oldest buddhist monastery in Kyanjin Gompa
  • Explore unique and fascinating culture of Tamanag community
  • Opportunity to see the beautiful glacier at relatively low altitude

Overview

Max. Elevation

4,984m, Tserko Ri

Max. Days

11 days

Trekking Difficulty

Moderate

Remoteness

Not remote to remote

Pricing

Cheap (USD Spent/day)

Best Season

March-May, October-November)

Accommodation types

Tea house

Restricted Permits

No

Required Permits

TIMS


Manaslu Larke Pass Trek- 16/18 days-6500 trekkers/year

Manaslu circuit trek is relatively a new trekking circuit and most challenging as route is very diverse, remote and isolated. The trails keep on changing as the region has diverse topography, altitudes ranging from 600m to 5135m. Trek goes around the stunning Mt. Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world offers amazing views of 8000m peaks and deep lush valleys.

Manaslu sits immediately next to Annapurna range and shares many of the great views and panoramas that you see while trekking around Annapurna.The only difference is Manaslu is relatively unknown, raw and a lot quieter than Annapurna region treks while some parts of the Annapurna treks has been spoiled by roads construction but it can be pro for trekkers looking for lesser challenge.

Highlights

  • Very diverse and isolated routes
  • Come close to Mt. Manaslu (8156m)- 8th highest peak in the world
  • Cross Larkya La(5,115m), a high remote and challenging pass
  • Fantastic views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru and annapurna II
  • Explore Nupri region and culture where villagers are descendants of Tibetan Immigrants

Overview

Max. Elevation

5,115m, Larkya La Pass

Max. Days

18 days

Trekking Difficulty

Hard

Remoteness

Remote

Pricing

Cheap (USD spent/day)

Best Season

March-May, October-November

Accommodation types

Guest houses and Lodges

Restricted Permits

Yes. You have to be minimum 2 trekkers and accompanied by a Nepali Guide or Porter.

Required Permits

ACAP, MCAP, RAP

Everest base camp 3 passes trek- 18/21days- part of the Solu Khumbu region, +36000 trekkers/year

Everest Base Camp 3 passes treks is the ultimate tour of the Everest region. The routes are remote, diverse and secluded which make walking along the trail a challenging and adventurous. The treks provides breathtaking views of 8000m above peaks including Mt. Everest. The ventures takes you to Everest Base Camp, the towering Kala Pathar and the tranquil Gokyo valley with its emerald lakes. The trek is a long and challenging with 3 above 5000m passes to climb which requires great strength.

Everest Base Camp trek is 3 weeks long trek and offers great mountains views and enough time to understand local culture and lifestyle of the untouched valley of Everest region.

Highlights

  • Hike to remote and untouched valley of Khumbu Region
  • Summit three great peaks: Gokyo Ri, Kala Pathar, Chukung Ri
  • Cross three immense passes: Kong Ma La (5535m) Cho La (5420m) and Renjo La (5340m) of Everest region
  • Explore the Sherpa villages and experiment their culture and traditions
  • Remarkable views of Khumbu ice-fall
  • Cross Himalyas’ wildes glacier- Ngozumba Glacier

Overview

Max. Elevation

5,540m, Kong Ma La pass

Max. Days

21 days

Trekking Difficulty

Hard

Remoteness

Very Remote

Pricing

Medium (USD spent/day)

Best Season

March-May, October-November

Accommodation types

Guest houses and Lodges

Restricted Permits

No

Required Permits

TIMS


Gokyo Ri Trek- 12/14 days- part of the Solu khumbu region, +36,000 trekkers/year

Gokyo Ri trek is an exceptional trek to the Gokyo valley is situated just west of the Everest Base Camp trek and is a great alternative if you are looking for fewer tourists and more remote nature. The treks provides best panoramic view of the Himalayas. The trails pass through charming little villages, alpine valleys, numerous thrilling suspension bridges and glacial moraines. The five emerald green lakes of the Gokyo region is main attraction of Gokyo.

Highlights

  • Pass Gokyo Ri (5,357m), a rocky peak with one of the best expansive view of Mt. Everest
  • Superb views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Chholatse peak, cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse and Khumbila
  • Applealing view of beautiful Gojumpa Glacier (largest glacier of Nepal)
  • Spectacular view of the ice edge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang (7922m)
  • Explore Sherpa village and their culture

Overview

Max. Elevatioqn

5,357m, Gokyo Ri

Max. Days

14 days

Trekking Difficulty

Moderate

Remotenessw

Remote

Pricing

Medium (USD spent/day)

Best Season

March-May, October-November

Accommodation types

Tea house

Restricted Permits

No

Required Permits

TIMS


Upper mustang -16/17 days- 3000 trekkers/year

Upper Mustang trek is trek to the hidden paradise and most photogenic place hidden behind the majestic Himalayan region with striking terrain of semi-arid desert with deep ravines and rock shelves fringed with snowy peaks. Upper mustang is culturally and Geo-politically sensitive area and wasn’t open for trekking until 1992.

Culture and landscape of the region is close to that of Tibet. Due to the isolation from the world,the region is able to retain its centuries old culture and traditions and beautiful landscapes. This trek is great option for the trekkers who are looking for unique Tibetan culture together with beautiful photogenic landscapes with colourful hills and cliffs of red earth.

Highlights

  • Explore Mustang area’s capital city- Lo Manthang
  • Treeless and barren colourful landscapes
  • Explore Manangi people and their own rich and unique culture and traditions
  • A journey full of cultural inputs and Tibetan traditions
  • Panoramic view of massive Annapurna range, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri
  • 16th century buddhist monasteries and caves carved into sheer cliff walls

Overview

Max. Elevation

3,810m, Dhakmar

Max. Days

17 days

Trekking Difficulty

Moderate to Hard

Remoteness

Very Remote

Pricing

High (USD spent/day)

Best Season

March-May, October-November

Accommodation types

Teahouse

Restricted Permits

Yes.You have to be minimum 2 trekkers and accompanied by Guide or Porter. The restricted permit form Upper Mustang costs USD 500 for up to 10 days and USD 50 for each day hereafter.

Required Permits

ACAP, RAP

 

Upper dolpo trek- 22 /25days-19000 trekkers/year

Upper Dolpo trekking is an adventurous camping trek to the remote and untamed Himalayan region of Nepal. The region was only opened for trekkers in the late eighties. The remoteness of the region adds the sense of adventure among the trekkers. Upper Dolpo is also one of the hidden gem of Nepal with stunning barren landscapes and picturesque mountain filled with Tibetan style villages. The villages in this region holds centuries old culture and tradition 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 trekking in this region is very challenging and expensive but the experience you get is highly rewarding because of its beautiful landscapes and insightful cultural exposure.

Highlights

  • Superb view of the Kanjirowa Himal mountain and many more
  • Visit holy Crystal Mountain
  • Observe Unique Tibetan Buddhist culture
  • Visit deepest lake of Nepal,”Shey Phoksundo” and the Shey Gomba monasteries
  • Explore ancient monasteries of Dolpo district

Overview

Max. Elevation

5,250m, Kang La Pass

Max. Days

25 days

Trekking Difficulty

Moderate to challenging

Remoteness

Very Remote

Pricing

High (USD spent/day)

Best Season

March-May, October-November

Accommodation types

Camping

Restricted Permits

Yes.You have to be minimum 2 trekkers and accompanied by 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.

Required Permits

RAP

Conclusion:

There are many trekking routes in Nepal which are exceptionally beautiful, but including all of them was not possible for us. As we have discuss earlier that the different people have different preferences. But Nepal Adventure Team is very sure that the above mentioned best 10 treks of Nepalwill live up to your needs and expectations of a perfect trekking journey
We believe that your trekking experience will be a great memory to cherish later in your life that will leave you with a craving for more adventure.

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