Trekking in Nepal
Trekking in Nepal is a quite famous and great travel experience. Nepal trek explores the hidden beauties of the great Himalayas. Trekking and hiking in Nepal are the top leading adventure activates in Nepal. Trekking is the most inspiring exploring wilderness, vibrant landscapes, and unique cultures.
Hiking and trekking to the Anapurna region, Everest region, Langtang trekking, Manasu, Kanchenjunga, Mustang, Dolpo, Rara lake trek are the major trekking destinations in Nepal. At the same time, you can also enjoy the close views of the iconic mountains during your hiking and trekking in Nepal.
Top 10 Best Trekking in Nepal
- Ghorepani Poon Hill trek
- Makalu Base Camp trekking
- Mardi Himal Trek
- Rara lake trek
- Upper Mustang Trek
- Annapurna Base camp Trek
- Tsum Valley Trek
- Annapurna Circuit Trek
- Upper Dolpo Circuit Trek
- Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
1. Ghorepani Poonhill trek
- View of Annapurna Region from Poon hill
- Spectacular View of Sunrise and Sunset from Poon Hill
- Panoramic view of green landscape
- Explore with Gurung and Thakali Culture.
- Awesome dense Rhododendron forest and rivers and streams
Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is the best package to enjoy with Annapurna ranges and famous Ghandruk Village. Stunning view of Himalayas green hills sunrise and sunset vie has explored the beauty of the entire trek. Significant places of this trekking area have imported many international trekkers from outdoors. Historically this place is famous because of the Gurkhas. Gurkhas have a glorious history as they created the Second World War.
Ethnicities like Gurung (native people), Thakali, and Magar have a distinct language and culture. Their lifestyle, Culture, Customs is popular among Nepal. The main attraction of this trek is the local organic food of Thakali
The Poon hill trek leads you to the terraced farming and beautiful village. We can found major Gurung and Thakali at Ghorepani and Ghandruk. Their local culture and lifestyle have influenced almost all the trekkers. Deep Sub-tropical valleys, a forest full of birds and rhododendron can be enjoyed here. The climatic condition of here is neither hot nor cold. Nevertheless, Poon hill exhibits a museum which includes all the art gallery and activities of local ethnicities. Enthusiastic walking around Tikhedhunga which leads ascent toward Ulleri climbing (3300) steps.
2. Makalu Base Camp Trek
Trek Name: Makalu Base Camp Trek
Duration: 21 days
Type of Trek: Fairly Strenuous
Activities: Trekking/ Camping
Max Elevation: 4,870m/15,978ft
Starting Point: Tumlingtar
Ending Point: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Trek lodge/ Tea house/ homestay
Best Time to Visit: March, May, September, November
Experience of high altitude terrains, snow-clad landscape
- Picturesque of typical Gurung Village and their lifestyle
- The green carpet of pastureland meadow and lush of thick rhododendron forest
- View of majestic 5th highest mountain in the world(8,463m),
- Massive observation of Makalu Barun National Park (2,330sq)
- Appeals with fantastic Himalayan wilderness
- Categorize the richest natural beauty of the glacial valley
A truly blessed trekking destination Makalu Base Camp lies in the higher altitude of the snow-clad landscape. This Base camp is the main heart of eastern Nepal. Not only that, but the main tourist point of this trek has Makalu Barun National Park also located here. Significantly this trek is more famous for the gorgeous silvery view of the mountain peak. Likewise, Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Chamlang(7,319m). Moreover, this trek is mainly decorated with glacial deposition of the cliff. So, it can be quite strenuous to join this trek. Outstanding adorable Arun valley tropical climate and vegetation have admired its beauty among the foreigners.
As an ecological zone, this trek includes various types of vegetation. Green lush of forest thick colorful rhododendron Paradise Mountains has contributed significantly to promote its beauty. Almost, a vast range of vegetation. The main jewel of this camp trek is exploring Makalu Barun National Park. Exploring the highlights of nature including vast flora and fauna reflects the natural diversity in the ecosystem. Tropical, subtropical, alpine, sub-alpine climatic conditions are available here to pull the attraction of tourists. Eventually, 3,000 species of flowering plants, 440 species of birds, 75 species of mammal makes the pasture land of this trek and national park. Moreover, most endangered species like the red panda, wild boar, Himalayan Thar, musk deer, Impheyan pheasant makes the scenery picturesque of Makalu base camp trek.
In a nutshell, tiny and several numbers of Gurung villages have beautifully decorated this region. Mythically, it is said that they were converted from Tibetan Buddhism. Besides this, some of them have migrated from West Bengal and from Sikkim of India. Almost all of them were Gurung Tribes. Their customs and traditions are followed by Shamanistic and Animistic nature. Religious sculpture and architecture have influenced the pattern of their lifestyle. Mainly their typical dance Ghatu and Sorathi of the eastern part can be observed here from your closed eyes. Besides this panoramic of Tutu La Pass (4,125m), Ship ton La pass provides an ideal picturesque for visitors.
3. Tilicho Lake Trekking
Duration: 7 Days
Activities: Sightseeing, trekking
Max\ Min altitude: (3519m)
Type of trek: Easy\adventurous
Accommodation: Lodge\ Homestays \ Hotel
Best Time: February, June, September, November
Tilicho lake trekking is one of the most popular trekking areas of Nepal. As it lies in the Annapurna region. Also, this lake contains a glacial deposit and one of the water resources. In a nutshell, Lake Tilicho is the “world’s highest lake (4919). Also, a religiously famous lake included in the holy book of Hindus Ramayana. Actually, the jewel of the Manang district is also considered as Tilicho Lake.
Even though, according to the department of hydrology considered it as a home for aquatic organisms. Magnificent Lake leads us to the outstanding views of greenery and mountains. Passing through Marshyangdi River we can see Manaslu in the east and Himal Chuli in the west. Lamjung Himal (6932m), Gangapurna (7454m), and Annapurna III (7555m) can be also viewed from Manang Tilicho. Trekkers can explore with Tibetan group of people and culture. Finely and well-managed village and lifestyle have made this place as peace of heaven. However, diversity in temperature, climatic condition, and biodiversity of here makes your trip adventurous. The moderate climatic condition and suitable environment easily pull the attraction of trekkers. Tourists also can enjoy with Thorung La Pass (5416m). On the way to the lake, we can also observe wonderful scene waterfalls, green lay land, and hiking through an airy suspension bridge. Whenever we can cross Thorong la pass adorable and fine village can be viewed. Such a precious jewel gems village and favorable surrounding around there surely makes your mind and heart refresh.
In contrast, we have to pass through tiny Buddhist villages following their culture nearby from Tibet. With a view of Yak pasture, we can reach Marshyangdi Valley. However, going through Manang leads you to a particular village. However, we cross the Tilicho base camp we can reach upper Tilicho Lake. We will get a chance to observe the blue glorious lake in front of our eyes. The suitable season for this trek is May, November, September, and November.
4. Mardi Himal Trek
- Less crowded treks of Nepal
- Pristine view of various Mountain peaks like: Machapuchhre(6,993m), Mardi Himal(5,587m), Mt. Dhaulagiri(8,167m), Mt. Manaslu(8,156m)& Mt. Annapurna(8,091m)
- Familiar with the local indigenous people
- Natural diversity with a wide range of vegetation& terraced farms
- Exotic view of the green lush of the forest, green hills, dense rhododendron, oak& pine
Mardi Himal Trek is one of the most popular treks of Nepal. This trek lies in the Annapurna region. This Mardi Himal Trek is also considered as the less crowded trek of Nepal. Situating beneath the lap of the dense forest of rhododendron& pine it has flourished the entire beauty of the Annapurna region. Mardi Himal (5,587m) is situated just beneath the Mt. Machapuchhre. Gorgeous snow-capped mountains like Mt. Annapurna (8,091m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mardi Himal (5,587m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156m), Mt. Machhapuchre (6,993m) can be viewed during Mardi Himal Trek.
The rugged trail of Mardi Trek steadily leads towards the low base camp & then finally to Mardi Himal Base Camp. The trip for Mardi Himal Trek starts from the drive towards Pokhara to Pothana Deurali. Fully packed with natural diversity& cultural diversity reflect the alpine landscape of the Annapurna region. This precious trek is easily accessible from the Pokhara that’s why this trek is popular. However this Mardi trek is open for the whole year. But Mid- September to November is the best time to join his trip in the autumn season. Whereas, March-May & December to January is also 2nd best time to book this Mardi Himal Trek.
Not only hat terrace farming pleasant walk through cultivated fields gives us an enjoyable moment. The entire alpine vegetation& rhododendron forest also have added more glimpses on the beauty of Mardi Himal trek. During the trek, very beautiful villages& indigenous people can meet. Their customs, traditions, simple way of living gives the best moment to everyone who visits there.
5. Rara lake trek
Rara lake trek is one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal. This Rara lake trek leads you towards the periphery of Rara Lake. Rara Lake lies an elevation of 2,990m with an area of 10.8 sq.km. It is the largest lake in Nepal. Every year, thousands of tourists came here to visit the adorable beauty of Rara Lake. On the beautiful lap of Rara national park, it heartily welcomes everyone who visits there. In a nutshell, this Rara lake trek presents the rarely& fascinating cultural diversity of Nepal. Moreover, the scenic adventure of Far west Jumla& Mugu reflects the adorable beauty.
Rara lake trek can be the best opportunity to get familiar with the remote trails of western Nepal. The adventure of the Rara National gives the best spectacular scenery of the wide vegetation of the park. The rare scenery of Himalayan black beer, leopard, Ghoral, wild boar, snow trout, Himalayan Thar is the main species of Rara National Park. Pleasant through the beautiful pine, birch& rhododendron forest gives the best moment. Snow clad Himalayan peaks, surrounded by green hills enhance the beauty of Rara lake trek.
The wonderful treks offer the view of the beautiful village of Northwest (Jumla & Mugu) district of Nepal. The authentic culture, vast cultural diversity has also promoted the name& fame of Rara lake Trek. Similarly, the interesting& amazing villages of Ghorosingha, Sinja, and Jaljala simply add more glimpses. Not only that, but the chirping sounds of about 200 species of birds, blue pines, black juniper, cypress have also beautifully decorated the Rara lake Trek.
So if you are thinking to join any lake trek in North West of Nepal. Then the Rara Lake tour can be the best destination for that tourist who was a nature lover.
6. Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang trek is very popular trekking it offers a spectacular trekking experience in the remote Trans Himalayan mountain region of Nepal. The Upper Mustang trek is the ultimate gateway to the mysterious world of the old Buddhist and surrounding areas will move down to lower altitudes for the winter months. The best advantage of doing this cultural trek in January time is that the villages are full of local people. Winter trekking offers great views of snowy mountains, frozen lakes, rivers in Upper Mustang. You will also find the trails peaceful and quiet with fewer trekkers.
Similarly, Upper Mustang is the most beautiful place to visit. It lies in the northwest part of Nepal. In Upper Mustang we can find a thousand years’ old caves, monastery, scenic beauty, and many more. If we went to trekking for the upper Mustang we can see the local Tribes. The biodiversity of this region is so wonderful and snow-covered mountains whole out the years, the forest, birds, and animals. The main festivals in upper mustang are the Tiji festival mainly they celebrate in the monsoon season. Local legends hold that the great Buddhist Guru Padmasambhava came to the Mustang and battled with evil forces that were intent upon destroying Buddhism. Upper Mustang is one of the famous places for trekking overall Nepal. Upper mustang lying in the rain shadow of the Himalayans. You will be surrounded by more than 35 mountains over 6000 meters.
Upper Mustang we can find that Tiji festival Trek which combines through Mustang’s fascinating village alongside Buddhist shrines and temples and in the shadows of the Himalayan most iconic mountains. It is celebrating 30 May 31 May and on 01 June in Upper Mustang. Buddhists also celebrate this festival by dancing and traditional music. Upper mustang we find painted and colorful bricks houses and beautiful flower gardens. As we talk of weather we find that in the early morning the weather is cool and pleasant the same as evening but sometimes the weather may change. Upper mustang is famous for trekking and many people came here to see the Glorious.
The history of Upper Mustang made it one of the most famous trekking routes in Nepal. The Upper Mustang trek brings us into the hidden world of the old Buddhist kingdom. Trekking in Mustang is a great option during the monsoon months as the season is in the rain shadow. Trekking to the upper mustang is a restricted area trek it provides us unexpected great unseen moments of our life. Similarly, sightseeing with beautiful scenery temples and stupas of Kathmandu valley. Trekking in the Himalayan is to experience different lifestyles, cultures, flora and fauna, and many more.
Even, February also the best time to do the trek in Upper Mustang due to winter you will find less crowed and enough place to stay. February is the month you might not prefer to do this trek. However, October and November are ideally perfect months for the Upper Mustang trek. In January you must be well equipped with winter gears to trek Lo Manthang. Upper Mustang trek in February is a beautiful trek in Nepal. Kaligandaki River Gorge is the deepest canyon in the world lies in the Upper Mustang Trek route. Upper Mustang in winter the weather can be cold as the forbidden kingdom has a continental climate in February. However, rain and snowfall have brought cheers to the farmers, who hope for a favorable impact on their winter crops such as apple, barley, wheat, and buckwheats.
7. Annapurna Base camp Trek
- Enjoy Nature Bath at Jhinu-Hot spring
- Gurung cultures and their Museum
- Massive sunrise view of Annapurna range, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and many more
- Incredible view of the Himalayas from Ghorepani and Poonhill
- Explore various Flora and Fauna, Rhododendrons flowers, the flow of beautiful rivers and wilderness
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also one of the best trekking routes in Nepal. You can get the chance to experience the beautiful nature, mountains, Gurung society, culture, etc.
Annapurna Base Camp is one of the popular places Base Camp in the world. It takes you into the heart of the Himalayas at the height of 4130m. This mountain is the tenth highest peak in the world. Its height is 8091m and one of that has been summated fewer times than Everest. Even though, ABC trek located in the western part of Nepal which passes through Pokhara. East of a great George cut through the Himalaya by the most famous Kali Gandaki River is one of the deepest Gorge in the world and which separates it from the Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m). This region is surrounded by many mountain ranges include the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, and Machapuchhre. They are the famous Fish Tail that dominates the skyline above Pokhara.
In nutshell great experience of great landscape, mountains, Gurung cultures, flora, and fauna. Trekking to Annapurna base camp is popular with any trekkers. Guide and porters are very important for your Annapurna Base Camp Trekking because they help you to make your trip more convenient and comfortable. We have the guide with the government provided a certificate and well trainer. The guide has good experience and knowledge of trail and route. They have also good knowledge of community culture, the religion of that place. Sunrise Adventure treks all guides and porters from the local origin and we have well coverage insurance of them. If you want more info about Annapurna Base Camp Trek you can visit Sunrise Adventure trek.
8. Tsum Valley Trek
- Familiar with the historical monasteries, art, architecture& Stupas
- A pleasant walk through the path of Manaslu Region
- Admire the adorable beauty of Tibetan culture& tradition
- Majestic view of Ganesh Himal(7,422m), Mt. Manaslu(8,156m), Churke Himal(6,224m), Poshyop Glacier(, Hiunchuli(6,441m)
- Explore the local culture, customs& traditions of Lama, Sherpa
- View of rocky highlands over clouds
Tsum Valley Trek is one of the most awesome treks among the other treks of Nepal. Tsum valley is considered a “hidden treasure valley” with unique natural diversity. The majestic vivid culture, topographical& geographical beauty has enhanced the beauty of this hidden valley. A truly blessed treasure trek promotes diversified culture& natural diversity. Apex touching with snow-capped mountains, deep gorges, hamlets beautifully decorate it.
The people of Tsum Valley or the Tsumbas belong to Tibetan origin with their own ancient form of dialect, art, culture, and religion. Very few adventure travelers have made it to this high and mysterious valley, which used to be an important trade link with Tibet. In the initial days, we trek the route of Around Manaslu Trek or the Manaslu Circuit Trek. The Tsum Valley lies in the northern part of Manaslu and used to be a restricted area until 2008.
Tsum valley is recently opened trek offers the wild landscape, lush of forest & amazing precious hidden treasure. The Tsum Valley is one of the most secluded valleys in Nepal. Situated in the Manaslu region, high up near the Tibetan border, the whole area has a definite Tibetan Buddhist feel to it and is quite different from the surrounding countryside. A restricted area until 2008, Tsum Valley is relatively un-trekked by hikers, yet the starting point is only 7 hours drive from Kathmandu. Most of the 14 days trek at altitudes over 3,000m. With the altitude and with walking days stretching from 5 to 7 hours, a fairly good level of fitness is required for this trek.
The trail passes through pine forests, along raging rivers with cascading waterfalls and incredible suspension bridges, through fascinating villages and to several gompas, monasteries, Mani walls, and stupas, not to mention Milarepa’s Cave. On display are the mountain ranges of Himalchuli (7,893m), Ganesh Himal (7,140m), Manaslu (8,163m), Churke Himal, and the Poshyop Glacier.
For trekkers who are fascinated by Tibetan culture as well as mountains, Tsum Valley offers them the opportunity to witness Tibetan Buddhist people in their villages, monks, and nuns in their respective religious orders, and the spectacular views of the Himalayas in an almost pilgrimage like a trek into this hidden valley.
The Tsum Valley Trek can be done separately or added to the Manaslu Trek for people with more time.
9. Annapurna Circuit Trek
For scenic & cultural diversity, Annapurna Circuit trek is region massif cliffs, deepest gorge cultural diversity was the major attraction of Annapurna considered as best. This trek is one of the most adventurous& scenic treks. Passing through the Manaslu Circuit trek.
This embarks fantastic to lead the biggest pass Thorong La Pass (5,416m). Not only have that, during this circuit trek we will get chanced to admire the beauty of Kaligandaki Gorge( deepest gorge of Nepal). Surrounded by green lush of the forest, grasslands pr5ovides a better experience for trekkers. Also acquainted view of Mt. Annapurna I ( 8,091m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Lamjung Himal(6,091m), Mt. Manaslu(8,163m), Pisang peak(6,091m), Chulu ( 6,584m), Chulu West(6,419m) can be seen.
The traditional village of Gurung& Magar beautifully decorates the Annapurna Circuit trek. The culture, customs& traditions of the Gurung were key points to divert the mind of tourists. Scenic & gorgeous view of village tour, Dharampani, Chame provides a joyful moment. On the way to the Annapurna circuit, we can see a snow-capped landscape, dense rhododendron forest that provides a pleasant experience.
10. Upper Dolpo Circuit Trek
Upper Dolpo Trek lies in the rain shadow area of the Dhaulagiri range. Exploring the diverse beauty of the Western remote of Nepal this trek is one of the best treks. Deep valleys, old monasteries, the tranquillity of snow-capped mountains were the main features of this trek. The customs & traditions of the Upper Dolpo are somehow similar to Tibet. The trekking area of the Upper Dolpo region is about 3,500 square km. If you are thinking to join the individual trek then you don’t get a permit there.
This rarely visited trek area consists of the unique Tibetan culture& west of the Himalayas. During the Upper Dolpo trek, tourists get a chance to view the gorgeous Kanjiroba Mountain (6,883m),& crystal mountain. Beautiful valleys, gorgeous settlement area& isolated landscapes beautifully decorate the entire trek. The main key highlights were the green lush of the forest, rhododendron, and green forest of Pines. From the old centuries, a very beautiful monastery Shey Gompa can be observed. Not only that, from this monastery we will observe the tranquil beauty of Buddhist& Tibetan art& architecture. Also, the deepest lake of Nepal is situated in Dolpa. Thus, whenever, you join the trip to the Dolpo circuit beauty of Shey Phoksundo can be beautifully admired.