Trekking in Nepal guarantees the variety travelers search for. Trekking trails in Nepal range from simple to toughest providing the distinct experience of tranquility and nature’s magical beauty. You wish for the most adventurous trekking route beyond any limits or high hills that wish is filled by the trekking trails of Nepal such as Everest Trekking Region, Annapurna Trekking Region, Langtang Trekking Region, Manaslu Trekking Region, and like (For more: https://www.nepaladventureteam.com/ Nepal has variety so if you want something safe, simple and sound; Nepal Adventure Team has short and compact trekking packages for the travelers.
Nepal is a South Asian country with smaller occupancy of the area. However, its diversity in culture and landscape makes it more unique than other countries. Nepal is home to 8 highest mountains in the world (out of 14 in the world): Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m) Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m). Moreover, Nepal is the native land of over 1,300 peaks above 6,000 m. Nepal has untapped glaciers and lakes at high altitudes not to mention the wild woods, diverse flora-fauna, and culture.
Visitors around the world appreciate the natural beauty and local traditions it holds. Basically, tourists land in Nepal to be amused by the trekking trails. Systematically different trekking trails are identified, popularized, and safeguarded for the visitors that travel way long to just cherish the natural beauty of Nepal from every possible corner.
Trekking trails in Nepal lead you to the next world of nature and culture. Trek as much as you can and each station offers you the peculiar class of nature complemented by exclusive local culture. Indeed wherever you reach you are facilitated by Nepal’s natural beauty and Nepali politeness. Certainly, you go through the fast-flowing rivers, streams, wild woods, variegated flora, vigorous fauna, and authentic culture. The Himalayas are the basis of each trek in Nepal. The Himalayas stay still widely opening their arms to every visitor. Trekking in Nepal makes it possible to have a panoramic view of the arm’s length view of the Himalayas. Specially, Nepal Adventure Team ensures the heart-winning experience of trekking in Nepal through its compact and customizable trekking packages.
Types of Trekking
On the basis of trekking difficulty level, remoteness, and availability, there are three types of trekking in Nepal. Among them, Tea House Treks are common and widely organize by treks and tour operators in Nepal. En route to the popular trekking trails, we can easily find tea houses but for the remote part of Nepal, where only a few human settlements are available, Camping Treks are the only option to discover such places. For those travelers who are more interested to get insight into the cultural aspects of Nepal, Homestay Trek is the best. As a reputed treks and tour operator in Nepal, Nepal Adventure Team provides you with all three types of trekking in Nepal.
Trekking in Nepal is divided into three categories:
- Tea house (lodge) trek
- Camping and organized trek
- Homestay Trek
Tea House (Lodge) Trek
Tea house trekking, also known as lodge trek is a tea house based on one of the popular trekking forms in Nepal where trekkers get a good meal and get to sleep in a proper bed at the end of the day. In the mountainous famous trekking trail, such as Everest Trekking Region, Annapurna Trekking Region, and Langtang Trekking Regions, you can find plenty of such tea houses accommodations providing comfort, and safety, along with fulfilling the daily needs of the trekkers, guides, and porters. Even if you are trekking in secluded and isolated trekking regions, you will be able to find a tea house during one or two stops of your trekking days.
Most of the Tea houses are run by the local villagers or family members. Normally, all the tea houses offer private or shared bedrooms, bathrooms, toilets, restaurants, and hygienic meals because the food at tea houses is prepared by using Agro-products (wheat, barley, corn, rice, and many others) which are delicious to eat such as Dal Bhaat with curry, pickle, spinach, salad, and yogurt.
Fully Organized (Camping) Trek
A fully Organized Trek, also known as Camping Trek is another popular form of trekking in Nepal. With Tea houses (Lodge Treks), the Nepal adventure Team also organizes a Camping Trek to visit the remote part of trekking regions in Nepal which are popular for their off-the-beaten-path treks such as Upper and Lower Dolpo Trekking Regions, Manaslu Trekking Regions, Kanchenjunga Trekking Regions, Nah Phu Valley Trekking Regions. One of the major advantages of Camping treks is you can have an exclusive experience of the raw Himalayas that are untouched by human settlement.
If you are a wanderlust person and want to travel the road not taken with a team of experienced guides and a strong porter team carrying all the personal gear including camping equipment, kitchen utensils, and goods for eating then Camping Treks is for you. Even though camping treks are expensive and it increases your budget for trekking it is worth trying once because:
You can unlock the eternal beauty of the remote part of Nepal
Providing employment opportunities for a guide, assistant guide, porter, cook, kitchen helper, or camp helper as a crew member, means you are contributing to the tourism industry in Nepal
You don’t have to share the trekking trails with other fellow trekkers
Can hear your guides and porters' real-life stories because you are going to spend your entire journey with them and who knows maybe you would find something interesting to write about on a travel blog or on your journal.
Prepared your own planned hygienic and delicious meals during the trek.
Homestay Trek is another form of trekking in Nepal, it is similar to the Tea House (Lodge) trek but in a Homestay Trek, you can have a more authentic experience of trekking in Nepal. Homestay offers the true essence of living like a part of a local family and gives an insight into the local culture and tradition in depth. If you want to do a cultural and religious trek in Nepal, then Homestay Trek is the best way to understand the local norms and values where you can try the local kitchen and discover the rural lifestyle in depth. Among the many Homestays Trek in Nepal Homestay in Pokhara, Ghandruk, Dhampus, Ghale Gaon, Tamang Heritage, and Tsum Valley is the best example of Homestay Trekking in Nepal where you can have a significant glimpse of the rich local culture and traditions.
You won’t remember the name of the tea houses but you will definitely remember the Homestay experience in Nepal. Homestay Trek gives you the perfect opportunity to bond with Nepalese people and learn about different cultures, cuisine, and lifestyle.
Best Trekking Regions in Nepal
With the booming development of the tourism sector and infrastructure, and the nature jackpot, Nepal offers the best trekking regions in the world. Not only the trail here in Nepal is home to 8 out of the 14 tallest mountains in the world but the trail also is home to beautiful villages, full of lookout points, and lush forests filled with rhododendron, wildflowers, and many more.
Among the best trekking regions in Nepal, the Everest and Annapurna regions are the top-rated popular trekking regions in Nepal. But you cannot afford to miss the unbeaten beauty of the other trekking regions in Nepal, which also offer equally stunning scenery and picturesque trekking trails that, carry you deep into the mountains. There are tons of trekking regions in Nepal, and choosing the best trekking regions for you is not an easy task to do so, here is a quick rundown of all the best trekking regions in Nepal.
Everest region is challenging, yet the most rewarding and popular trekking region in Nepal. Home of the highest mountain in the world-Mt Everest (8848.46), including other peaks such as Lhotse (8511m), and Cho Oyu (8201m), the Everest region is on the bucket list of every mountain enthusiast, and trekkers for this is what dream are made of a type of a trek. Some of the highlights of Everest region trekking are a mesmerizing view of Mount Everest from the Kala Patthar, Tengboche monastery-the oldest and largest monastery, and the world-famous village of Namze Bazaar. While trekking in the Everest region, it is important to prepare yourself for a trek at a high altitude. Thanks to the excellent tourism infrastructure, comfortable trekking lodges, and hotels for all budgets, Everest region trekking is suitable all year round but March to May and September to December is the best time for trekking in the Everest region. If you are thinking of rewarding yourself with Everest region trekking then flying into Lukla, a tiny mountain airstrip is your gateway to Everest Region.
Famous treks in Everest Region:
We don’t have to say which the best trek in the Everest region is because we all know it’s none other than the Everest Base Camp Trek. The highest mountain in the world Mount Everest is enough to enthrall any mountain lover.
Everest Gokyo Ri Trek
Everest Gokyo Ri Trek is another famous trek in Everest Region. Some of the highlights of this trek are fewer crowds than the Everest Base Camp Trek, crystal clear sacred lakes, and an eye-pleasing view of the Himalayas; Mt. Everest (8,848m) Lhotse (8,516 m), Cho-Oyu (8, 201m), Nuptse (7,855m) Amadablam (6,812 m), and the world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu (8,463 m) with other mountain peaks.
Everest Three Passes trek
After the Everest Base Camp Trek and Everest Gokyo Ri Trek, Everest Three Passes Trek is an ideal trek in the Everest Region which is the extended version of those treks.
Annapurna Region trekking is another rewarding trekking region in Nepal. It is the second-best trekking region in Nepal after the Everest Base Camp Trek. From the north of Pokhara, Annapurna massifs in the Himalayas serve as the tenth highest mountain in the world-Annapurna I (8091m), including Nepal’s most iconic mountains Machhapuchre, and majestic Dhaulagiri. Annapurna region trekking is brimming with natural beauties with beguiling views of Annapurna massifs where you can find a huge range of variety from easy graded, 3 days trek to the strenuous trek that takes you more than 20 days. You can access Annapurna Regions from the second-largest touristic city Pokhara, Nayapul, and Jomsom. With the excellent trekking infrastructure, you will have an absolutely beautiful experience trekking in this region which is sure to be engraved into your memories.
Famous treks in Annapurna Region:
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also recognized as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek where you will be introduced to world-famous mountain peaks such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna south, Machhapuchare, and the world’s tenth highest peak-Annapurna I.
Annapurna Circuit Trek
This is another famous trek within the Annapurna Region where you can explore the entire Annapurna massifs from 360-degree. Annapurna Circuit Trek beholds the dream of every travel lover; the trails here claimed the highest pass Thorung La (5,416m), the deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge, and vibrant Poon hill villages where you can have glorious sunrise views.
Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal Trek is another popular trek located in the Annapurna region. With a moderate trek grading, Mardi Himal Trek offers magnificent views of Mardi, Annapurna Massif, Mt.Machhapucchre (fishtail), and Mt. Dhaulagiri.
Khopra Dada (Ridge) Khayer Lake Trek
Khopra Dada (Ridge) Khayaer Lake Trek is an evolving trekking route in Nepal. Among the other trek in the Annapurna region, this trek is a less crowded beautiful trek, where you can experience off-the-beaten-path trekking through Khayer Lake.
Located north of Kathmandu Langtang Region is a fascinating trekking region in Nepal. Easily accessible Langtang Region offers Tamang culture and Heritage. Without any internal flights needed Langtang region trekking offers stunning landscapes, and mountain peaks such as Ganesh Himal, Rowling, and Jugal Himal. Langtang region treks are preferable for those trekkers who have limited time in Nepal but want to experience mountain trekking.
Famous treks in Langtang Region:
Langtang Valley Trek
Traversing through the second-largest Langtang National Park in Nepal, Langtang valley Trek will let you indulge in the spectacular Annapurna Mountain Range, Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, GhenguLiru, and many other mountain peaks. Picturesque trekking trails lead you to the village of Kyanjin Gompa.
Tamang Heritage Trek
Covering the ancient settlements of the Tamang community, Tamang Heritage Trek is a short trekking route in Langtang Region which serves snow-capped mountain peaks, but the major highlights of this trek are exploring the rich traditions, culture, and lifestyle of the local people.
Gosaikunda Lake Trek
Gosaikunda Lake trek is trekking over a hundred glacial lakes in the Langtang region. Suitable for new trekkers, Gosaikunda Lake Trek is a journey to the sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhist people-Gosaikunda Lake.
Less Touristic Regions in Nepal
If you are a wanderlust person and want to experience things in an offbeat destination that typical travelers would not, then here is a list of less touristic regions in Nepal that would lead to something extraordinary.
With the 8th highest mountain peak in the world-Mt. Manaslu, Manaslu Region is the best trekking region in Nepal. Manaslu Region serves beautiful landscapes with incredible Himalayan views and rugged terrains. It is within a restricted area trekking so you need a special permit to trek in this region.
Famous treks in Manaslu Region:
Manaslu Tsum valley Trek
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is a famous trek in Manaslu Region. Tsum Valley is also known as the “Valley of bliss”, according to Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche. Offering deep valleys and unmarked trails, this trek is regarded as a trek to the sacred valley.
Manaslu Trek is a popular challenging trekking route in Manaslu Region where you can observe the cultural heritage and natural beauty.
Home to the world’s third-highest mountain, the Kanchenjunga region is one of the least trekked regions in Nepal. Kanchenjunga Trekking region gives you the pleasure of feeling stranded amongst the Himalayas. One of the less touristic Kanchenjunga regions is located in the far east of Nepal which shares borders with Sikkim, India. If you are planning to trek in Kanchenjunga Region, then you have to acquire a special permit. Trekking in this region is harder than trekking in other regions. There is less touristic infrastructure available. You can find small settlements with basic tea houses and lodges along the trail. Kanchenjunga region trekking takes about 20 days and more days. Therefore, we would like to suggest that it is best to do a fully organize (camping trek). However, the Kanchenjunga region is an off-the-beaten-path destination, you want to explore before the place is crowded with thousands of trekkers.
Famous treks in Kanchenjunga Region:
One of the best off-the-beaten-path trekking in Nepal, Kanchenjunga Trekking is an epic journey of 26 days that leads you to the Kanchenjunga North Base Camp and Kanchenjunga South Base Camp by crossing a number of high passes. The highly approved offbeat trekking trails of Kanchenjunga take you to the third-highest mountain in the world-Kanchenjunga.
One of the most beautiful destinations in Nepal is the Dolpo region. It is a demanding trek that leads you to a fascinating place dotted with Buddhist monasteries, iced–blue lakes, yak caravans, and stonewalled villages. Home to a variety of flora and fauna Dolpo Region offers a rich cultural experience, breathtaking scenery, and friendly people.
It is a restricted area trekking; you need a special permit and organized treks to enter the region.
Famous treks in Dolpo Region:
Upper Dolpo Trek
Upper Dolpo trek is a restricted area of trekking in Nepal that presents a remote and untouched hidden valley near the Tibetan border. Also known as inner Dolpo Trek, Upper Dolpo Trek offers the Shey Phoksundo National Park and the sacred lake of Buddhist religion-Phoksundo Lake.
Lower Dolpo Trek
Lower Dolpo trek is another famous trek in Dolpo Region. Although trekking in Lower Dolpo Region demands a good level of physical fitness and previous trekking experience, Lower Dolpo is a must-visit trekking region in Nepal. Adventurous Lower Dolpo trek offers hidden gems of Nepal where you can experience diverse flora and fauna, wild species, and authentic natural beauty.
One of the most mystical Trans-Himalayan regions, Mustang Region is situated in the northern part of Nepal. Lies beyond the Annapurna massifs Mustang Region are bordered by the Tibetan plateau which offers thrilling adventure to an ancient forbidden Kingdom-Mustang. There is no place like Mustang Region where you can get authentic culture and traditions. Not only that this place is packed with ancient caves, forts, and monasteries where you can learn its untold history through these monuments. You can find numerous treks in this mystical land, graded from easy to difficult trekking. If you are an adventure seeker and love the adrenaline rush kind of trekking experience then, this is the best trekking region for you.
Famous treks in Mustang Region:
Upper Mustang Trek
With its desert-like landscape, ancient caves, and monasteries, Upper Mustang Trek is a trek to the mysterious land where you can explore the centuries-old civilization, authentic culture, and customs, along with a remote lifestyle of mountain people living in such harsh climate and isolated place. Following the picturesque trekking trails through the dry and barren land with fluttering prayer flags, Gompas, and monasteries you will be rewarded with views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and the other Himalayas.
Lower Mustang (Jomsom and Muktinath Trek)
Lower Mustang Trek is a well-liked trek in the Mustang region. Lower Mustang Treks takes you to the deepest Gorge in the world-Kali Gandaki Gorge. During the trek, the fascinating views of mountains like Annapurna panorama, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Machapuchare, Mt. Tukuche, and many more will keep encouraging you to reach popular villages such as Marpha, and Jomsom. They are famous for their apple farming but the star attraction will be the sacred pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist people-Mukti Nath Temple.
Nar Phu Valley Trek
Nar Phu Valley Trek is a mind-blowing journey to the magnificent two villages of the Annapurna region Nar and Phu. Accompanied by the mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Pisang, Chulu, Nilgiri, Lamjung, and Manaslu, the Nar Phu valley trek offers its offbeat beauty of raw Himalayan, medieval Tibetan culture, and isolated villages with high mountain peaks and passes to the adventurous trekkers. You need to acquire a restricted area permit to do Nar Phu Valley Trek.