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Top 12 Best Trekking in Nepal

Top 12 Best Trekking in Nepal
Nepal has been a unique destination for many tourists from different nations. And yearly hundred thousands of travelers visit here to experience the real hospitality of Nepali culture and serenity. Nepal is ranked 5th in the lonely planet as the Best to Travel in 2017. This fact shows the real value of Nepal and despite the earthquake of 2015 many of the trails are still unaffected. In case it’s your first time in Nepal and wondering which trekking to choose from, we have chosen the top 12 best trekking in Nepal based on popularity of trekking packages that you should consider.

Top 12 Best Trekking in Nepal

1) Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest base camp trekking
Everest base camp trekking

Everest Base Camp Trek is well known as one of the best trekking route of the world. From this trek you can enjoy the uniqueness of Nepalese culture, gorgeous views of the mountains range with colorful scene of the rhododendron forests. Flight to Lukla with  stunning views of  Namche Bazzar, Khumjung Sherpa Village, museums, Views of Everest and Khumbu Ice fall from Kalapathar, Close view of Ama Dablam and several high Himalayan peaks, Thyangboche monastery and Sherpa heartland . Everest base camp trek is a great opportunity to reach to the very base of the third pole.

Main trek destination for its bizarre variations, difficulties and adventurous approach along with the loyal and friendly Sherpa inhabitants, Everest Base Camp Trek has been one of the most famous trekking destinations since the very first expedition to Everest Summit in 1953 by Sir Edmond Hilary and Tenzing Norgey. Almost every human dream of conquering the Everest but only a few can, but our Everest base camp trekking can take you very close to your dream of conquering the Everest.  This trek is very exciting where walking with its panoramic view of Everest 8848m, Cho Oyu 8152m, Lhotse 8516m, Makalu 8463m and Ama Dablam 6456m creates ironic experience.

Trip facts:

Ending Point: Kathmandu

Max Altitude:5550 meters

Days: 12 – 15 Days

Trip Area: Everest Region, Nepal

Group Size: 1 – 15 (Group Trek also)

Trip Mode: Lodge (Tea hourse), Guided

Accommodation: Stadard hotel in Kathmandu, tea house in trail

Daily Walking Hours: 4 – 6 hours

Difficulty level (Grade): Strenuous

Best Season (Time): September – December & March – May

Trip Highlights: Everest Base Camp Trekking worlds renown Trekking in the world which offers world’s famous Sherpa culture, Amazing view of Mt. Everest Himalayan range such as Lhotse,Nuptse , Amadablam, Thamserku, Khangtega, Kongde Peak , Khumbu Ice falls , Khumbu Glacier , Everest Base Camp , Kalapathar view point and also several beautiful villages, waterfalls, River and many more.

If you are considering about this trip, read more or book at: This Link.

2) Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
Annapurna base camp trekking is one of the best popular trekking in Nepal takes to 4130m from Sea level

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking leads you to the worlds’ 10th highest mountain’s base with the opportunity to surround oneself with major Himalayan peaks and without having to contend with extreme altitudes. This trail is very famous and goes northwest from Pokhara and along the Modi Khola directly north right into a natural amphitheater of high mountains with 360-degree views of Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m) and Machhapuchhre (6993m).

Within short duration, this trek provides an interesting variety of climates, vegetation and terrain – from lowland subtropical villages growing rice to alpine vegetation closer to the pass and into the sanctuary where access could be difficult in mid-winter because of snow. Those panoramic views of beautiful mountain attracts the traveler from all other the world!

The lodges in the Annapurna Region Trekking are well equipped with extensive menus ranging from the typical Nepali “Dal Bhat” (rice with lentils) to pizza and Chau-Min. Hot showers are readily available as well. If you are planning to trek in the winter months please consult with travel agencies to confirm which lodges are open. Between Himalayan Hotel and Machhapuchhre Base Camp there is a risk of avalanches so make sure you have the latest information on trail conditions before setting off or hire a knowledgeable guide.

Trip facts:

Max Altitude: 4130 meters

Days: 14

Trip Area:  Annapurna Region

Starting Point: Kathmandu

Ending Point: Kathmandu

Group Size: 2+

Trip Mode: Lodge Trek

Accommodation: Lodge/Tea-house

Daily Walking Hours: 4 – 6

Difficulty level (Grade): Moderate

Best Season (Time): March-May, Mid Sept.-December

Trip Highlights: one of the best medium range treks starting from 800m. altitude to over 4000m. within a short span of time. A magnificent journey to renowned Annapurna base camp well known as nature amphitheatre along with unparallel views of snow capped mountains.

If you are considering about this trip, read more or book at: This Link.

3) Annapurna Circuit Trek

Thorongla pass Trekking
Thorongla pass Trekking

Annapurna Circuit Trekking is an incredible trekking adventure and one gets to see rhododendron forests, isolated hamlets, and mountain villages. For six to seven hours a day, follow the trails of this challenging circuit on and around one of the world’s highest mountains while encountering temples, monasteries, and breathtaking landscapes. Led by expert guides and assisted by support staff throughout, you’ll be greeted by locals who offer a fascinating glimpse of traditional rural life and majestic views few ever experience.

Annapurna circuit completely surround’s the massive Annapurna that is 332 KM. Truly thrilling this trek takes you into the heart of the land of Nepal and makes you interact with the highlander people.

Trip facts:

Max Altitude: 5416 meters

Days: 19-24

Trip Area: Annapurna Region, Nepal

Starting Point: Nayapul (Trekking)

Ending Point: Nayapul (Trekking)

Group Size: 1 – 15 (Group Trek also)

Trip Mode: Hike/Lodge

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea-house

Daily Walking Hours: 5 – 7 hrs

Difficulty level (Grade): Moderate

Best Season (Time): Oct, Nov, Early December

Trip Highlights: Thorang La Pass (5416m.), Sunrise/Sunset view, Mountain View, Cultural Sightseeing, Above 5,000 meters/ Trail, Glacier, Sherpa Vilage

If you are considering about this trip, read more or book at: This Link.

4) Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Trekkers bagpack in Gurung hill deurali on ghorepani tre
Trekkers backpack with beautiful Himalaya & Buddhist prayers flag Gurung hill deurali on ghorepani trek

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is one of the most popular trekking in Nepal, it passes through country inhabited by a diversed ethnicity of peoples. It offers spectacular mountain scenery of the ancient Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route. Offering great mixture of culture, flora fauna landscapes from the low lands of subtropical to the alpine zone, from the paddy fields to the rhododendron, silver fir and pine forest, this trek offers a short-cut route on the south of Annapurna Himalayan range, offering grand views of three highest mountain range, namely Dhaulagiri, Annapurna to Manaslu range trekking in the midst of the rain and alpine forest zone, and through traditional villages with constant view of the high snow capped peaks including the majestic Mt. Fishtail. This trek is ideal for anyone loving Himalayas.

Likewise, this trek leads you to lush valleys, cascading waterfalls, dense forest and colorful villages. With the elevation of 3,210 meters, Poon Hill offers the beautiful & scenic views of Annapurna range. Sunrise from Poon hill is one of the most amazing experiences as you can cherish the incredibility.

Trip facts:

Max Altitude: 3210m.

Days: 3 – 7 Days

Trip Area: Annapurna Region

Starting Point: Pokhara, Nepal

Ending Point: Pokhara, Nepal

Group Size: 1 – 20+

Trip Mode: Lodge Trek (Tea – House)

Accommodation: Hotel

Daily Walking Hours: 5 – 6 hours

Difficulty level (Grade): Moderate

Best Season (Time): All season except Monsoon of June – July

Trip Highlights: Short trek offering panoramic view of Annapurna & Dhaulagiri ranges and mainly famous for sunrise and sunset.

If you are considering about this trip, read more or book at: This Link.

5) Round Manaslu Trek

Manaslu Round Trekking
Manaslu Round Trekking

Manaslu Peak is the 8th Highest Mountain in the world, standing at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft). The name is translates to “soul” in English. Broadly talking about this trek it is one of the famous trekking that is awesome for the new, exciting and thrilling adventure. From this trek we clasp with some of the breath-taking sceneries of mountains.

Years ago there was The Tibetan enclave of Nupri, north of Manaslu at the head of the Budi Gandaki and was closed to foreigners on account of its proximity to Tibet. This trekking rout was first opened in 1991 but it took many years to be noticed by the travelers. The Round Manaslu Trek trail leads to Laekya Pass (5100m.) after we round around the Manaslu Peak and finally reach to Marshyangdi river valley.

Trip facts:

Max Altitude: 5,160 meters/ 16,924 feet

Trekking Duration: 16 – 20 days

Trip Area: Manaslu Region

Starting Point: Arughat/Gorkha/Nepal

Ending Point: Arughat/Gorkha/Nepal

Group Size: 1 – 14 people

Trip Mode: Tea house/Guided

Daily Walking Hours: 5 – 8 hrs

Difficulty level (Grade): Moderate to Strenuous

Best Season (Time): September, October, November, March, April, May

Trip Highlights: Famous Manaslu Round Trekking takes to you world eight highest mountain circuits with great mountain and landscape view, ethnic communities of life style culture, flora fauna bio-diversity and natural sceneries and many more.

If you are considering about this trip, read more or book at: This Link.

6) Gokyo Ri Trek

Gokyo Lake Everest region
This is one of the more adventurous treks in the Everest Himalayas

At the elevation of 5483m., there’s Gokyo Ri. This place truly is rewarding as we can get super great view of Gokyo Valley and Khumbu Himalayas such Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Nuptse (7,864m), Mt. Amadablam (6,814m), Thamaserku (6,618m), Island Peak (6,189m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501), Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,393m), Mt. Pumo Ri (7,165m), Gokyo Peak (5463m), Cholatse (6,440m) and Tawoche Peak (6,542m).

Other major attraction is the glacial lakes & the Ngozumpa Glacier from where you are likely to see the sky piercing views of high peaks. Gokyo Ri trek is less strenuous and you can get to see day to day life of famous Himalayan dweller, Sherpa’s.

Trip facts:

Max Altitude: 5,483 meters

Trekking Duration: 12-15 days

Trip Area: Everest Region

Starting Point: Kathmandu

Ending Point: Kathmandu

Group Size: Max. 12

Trip Mode: Lodge to Lodge/Guided

Daily Walking Hours: 5 – 7 hrs

Difficulty level (Grade): Moderate

Best Season (Time): Jan-May & Sep-Dec

Trip Highlights: Go to Gokyo Ri (5,483m), Sightseeing heritage sites, Trail through Icefalls and Ngozumpa Glacier and over Chola Pass

If you are considering about this trip, read more or book at: This Link.

7) Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang valley trekking
Langtang valley trekking

Closest Himalayan Region from Kathmandu, located 19 miles away from the Capital, this trek is also known as “the valley of glaciers trek”. Majority of the population are the descendents from Tibet, so despite being Nepali citizen they resemble Tibetan’s. During the trek we can observe Rhododendrons, bamboo forest, waterfalls and variety of floras and faunas or simply the miniaturized and classic version of Nepal’s beauty. The region is rich in culture and tradition too; we can get to observe old Buddhist shrines while enjoying the pure natural panoramic view of Mt. Langtag-ri, Langsisa, Ganjala peak, etc.

Langtang Valley Trek kicks off with a day’s bus ride from Kathmandu – Syabrubesi (about 8 hours). Now, we start walking from Syabrubesi with the goal to reach Lama Hotel. Again, it is another day walk to Langtang village while continuing up to the famous Kanyanjing Gompa which is our last destination. Here we can get beautiful view of Mt. Ganchempo and Langtang Lirung . After exploring the region, the return journey is through the same route.

Trip facts:

Max Altitude: 4600 meters

Trekking Duration: 6 – 10 Days

Trip Area: Langtang Region

Starting Point: Shabrubesi (Trekking)

Ending Point: Shabrubesi (Trekking)

Group Size: Minimum 2 people

Trip Mode: Teahouse

Daily Walking Hours: 5 – 6 hrs

Difficulty level (Grade): Moderate

Best Season (Time): Oct-Dec & Feb-April

Trip Highlights: Glacier with beautiful mountain views including Mt. Lagtang-ri, Langsisa, Langtang Himal & Ganjala Peak, Langtang Gompa & Kyanjin Gompa (Buddhist Shrines), Chorko-Ri, Buddhist Culture, Rhododendron Forest

If you are considering about this trip, read more or book at: This Link.

8) EBC High Three Pass Trek

Everest Three pass Trekking
Everest Three pass Trekking

Everest Three Pass is the ultimate trekking experience which is little longer and more challenging as we have to cross three high passes. These trails are not standard Everest trail but views are worth hard trekking. Three pass includes Renjo La (5,388m), Chola La (5,380m) and Kongma La (5,535m). You will also trek three walking peaks; Gokyo Ri (5,483m), Kala Patthar (5,545m) and Chukkung Ri (5,550m). The whole trek is challenging and offers you amazing vistas of world’s highest mountain giants.

The journey of three passes begins from Kathmandu followed up by flight to Lukla. From here we will be trekking to Namchee Bazaar then head west to Thame toward remote Nangpa Valley which is close to Tibet border. Our first pass is Renjo La pass; it is tough but stunning view of Mount Everest and Cho Oyu helps you to make trek more enjoyable. Then comes the Gokyo Lake where you can have rest day and then climb to Gokyo Ri. Continuing to Ngozsumpa Glacier and we arrive our second Pass, the Cho La. This pass is frequently icy.

After enough of hustling we give our trek continuity and reach Kala Pathhar then from there we descend to Lobuche. From here we trek to Kongma La and continue to Chukkung Ri. The villages here are very lovely with views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. After completion of circuit we return back to Lukla and we can see Sherpa villages and monasteries. From Lukla we come back to Kathmandu, shop in Thamel or take rest and relax.

Trip facts:

Max Altitude: 5,550 meters

Trip Duration: 18 – 22 Days

Trip Area: Everest Region, Nepal

Starting Point: Lukla/Solukhumbu

Ending Point: Lukla/Solukhumbu

Group Size: Min. 1 pax

Trip Mode: Tea-house/Lodge to Lodge/Guided trekking

Daily Walking Hours: 4 – 7 hrs

Difficulty level (Grade): Moderate to Strenuous

Best Season (Time): Sep-March & Feb-June

Trip Highlights: Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lake, Gokyo Ri, Kala Patthar, Renjo La Pass, Cho La Pass, Kongma La Pass and stunning views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and Cho Oyu with Sherpa villages culture as complementary Buddhist monastery and many more.

If you are considering about this trip, read more or book at: This Link.

9) Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo Trekking
Upper Dolpo Trekking

One of the least developed and most remote area in Nepal, the Upper Dolpo Region trek is itself different than any other trekking. People here are only few hundred and among the world’s highest dwellers, living well above 4300m villages. The culture and tradition is intact since decades mostly because of the geographical location. The site is inhibited with snow leopards and blue sheeps and mysterious and old monasteries with rich history. The first trek in this trek was organized in 1990 by the first British tour operator through the route of lower Dolpa. Since then trekking here is allowed but special permission should be taken from government as the area is protected. The trek is for those who have previous trekking experience and is seeking for yet another heart throbbing adventure.

The Upper Dolpo trekking route passes numerous gigantic mountain ranges of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Kanjiroba to name a few. Within the trek route we reach at Ringmo, another highlight of Trekking is to have two nights stay to enjoy the beauty of the deep blue waters of the Shey Phoksundo Lake and the surrounding snow peaks of Kanjirova Himalayan range. Now it’s time to visit the nearby isolated village of Ringmo and Monastery around here. Following the journey we continue toward the amazing country of Crystal Mountain at Shey Gompa.  Now, through the ancient Trans Himalayan Trade route we go back to Juphal for the flight back by an alternative route and giving you more opportunity to explore this fascinating wild west of Nepal Himalaya.

Trip facts:

Max Altitude: 5,360 meters/ 17,581 feet

Trekking Duration: 26 – 30 Days

Trip Area: Dolpo Region

Starting Point: Jumla

Ending Point: Jhupal Dolpa

Group Size: 2+

Trip Mode: Tea-house/Home-stay/Camping

Accommodation: Hotel/Camp/Tea-house

Daily Walking Hours: 5 – 8 hrs

Difficulty level (Grade): Moderate to Strenuous

Best Season (Time): March – May & September – November

Trip Highlights: Upper Dolpo Trekking is remote area trekking in Nepal offers amazing view of high himalaya passes, Phoksundo Lake fascinating people Tibetan Buddhist life style of culture and lifestyle

If you are considering about this trip, read more or book at: This Link.

10) Upper Mustang Trek

Kagbeni in Jomsom Mustang Nepal
Kagbeni in Jomsom Mustang Nepal

Upper mustang Trek is Nepal’s most mysterious and sacred area of Nepal in Mustang District. This trek is mainly for those who are interested in exploring vast restricted areas where the casual trekkers are not allowed and special permissions should be taken from Government of Nepal to visit those areas. This area is restricted because the cultural and historical monuments and natural habitats are supposed to be protected as their presence and conservation is really important for the nation. The entire trek is exciting which make us fortunate to pass through high peaks, passes, glaciers and alpine valley. The culture here is influenced by Tibetan culture and surprisingly the culture, lifestyle and heritage is unchanged in here. Usually culture of here surprises travelers because they live in their own way and the most surprising thing is that all the brothers marry to a single girl.

The trek is highlighted everywhere with the stunning mountains like Annapurna I (8091m). To say in advance you will be surrounded by total of 35 mountains and stunningly they are all over 6000 meters.

Trip facts:

Max Altitude: 4,230 meters

Trip Duration: 14 – 19 days

Trip Area: Annapurna Region, Nepal

Starting Point: Jomsom, Nepal

Ending Point:  Jomsom, Nepal

Group Size: 2+

Trip Mode: Tea-house/HomeStay/Guided

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge

Daily Walking Hours: 5 – 7 hrs

Difficulty level (Grade): Moderate

Best Season (Time): All season except Monsoon (December/January/February)

Trip Highlights: Upper Mustang Trekking is famous Trekking Region in Nepal for mystifying Tibetan culture lifestyle at remote Trance – Himalaya, Thousand years old monastery , great mountain view , fifteen century old caves and many more . . . .

If you are considering about this trip, read more or book at: This Link.

11) Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking

Majestic Kanchenjunga Trekking is all about circling round the world’s third tallest mountain Kanchenjunga. The trip is overwhelming with the majestic and panoramic view of Kanchenjunga.

Kanchenjunga trekking is getting popular these days among nature enthusiasts as it is a long adventure to the most remote and beautiful area of Himalayas in Nepal’s eastern regions. The name Kanchenjunga means five treasures of the great snow which is in reference to the five summits that make up Kanchenjunga. Since, this trekking is less crowded you will be rewarded with a unique insight into Nepali rural lifestyle and its rich culture. You will also experience every climate Nepal has to offer from steamy jungles to jumbled glaciers. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking offers it all.

Trip facts:

Max Altitude: 5,143 meters/ 16,873 feet

Trekking Duration: 20-28 days

Trip Area: Kanchenjunga Region, Nepal

Starting Point: Kathmandu

Ending Point: Kathmandu

Group Size: Minimum 2 pax

Trip Mode: Camping/Tea-house

Accommodation: Lodge/Hotel

Daily Walking Hours: 7 hrs

Difficulty level (Grade): Moderate to Strenuous

Best Season (Time): Sept – Dec & March – May

Trip Highlights: Stunning views of Mount Kanchenjunga, Climbing and Camping, Explore Rhododendron forests, Sightseeing in Kathmandu

If you are considering about this trip, read more or book at: This Link.

12) Rara Lake Trek

Rara lake trek a incredible trek to the largest lake in Nepal
Rara lake trekking a incredible trek to the largest lake in Nepal

The Rara Lake is largest lake in Nepal, Rara Lake is situated in the Mugu district, near the western region of the country.

Rara Lake Trek is wonderful and unique opportunity traded on the remote trails of western Nepal . Nepal’s largest Lake “Rara” which is 10.8 sq. km at  altitude 2,990 meters. The 10-day trek begins with visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu followed by a flight to Nepalgunj and then to Jumla. From. It is the highest lake in Nepal and proudly addressed by the Nepalese as the ‘Queen of Lakes’. During your trek, you will also be entering the Rara National Park which is considered to be one of the finest parks in the world and is an ideal habitat for musk deer, Himalayan black bear, leopard, Himalayan goral, and other exotic animals. During your ourney you will not only be in the presence of snowcapped mountains, forests and enchanting lakes but will also get to witness the rustic life of the locals people. Walk through desolate, stunning landscapes of the Trans Himalayan mountains. Encounter authentic Tibetan Buddhism and Bonpo culture. After spending the night in a hotel the following day starts off with a final air trip to Jumla.On the way lies an ancient village named Micha. The village has many Buddhist Stupas. These Stupas were built in the late 15th century in memory of the Buddhist saints who lived in the region. After around six days trek visit a 300 year old Hindu temple known as Kanaksundari.

Trip facts:

Max Altitude: 4,400 meters

Trip Duration: 12 – 16 Days

Trip Area: Dolpo Region

Starting Point: Jumla (Trek)

Ending Point: Jumla (Trek)

Group Size: 2 – 12 pax

Trip Mode: Lodge/Tea-house/Camping

Daily Walking Hours: 5 – 7 hrs

Difficulty level (Grade): Moderate

Best Season (Time): All Year except Monsoon (Dec – Feb)

Trip Highlights: Lake, Mountain View, River, Heritage Sightseeing

If you are considering about this trip, read more or book at: This Link.

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