The 10 best trekking in Nepal
Nepal is famous for adventure and trekking. If you plan on going trekking in Nepal, The terrain of the Nepalese Himalayas offers various stunning trekking routes and Nepal is famous for adventure and trekking.
Ranging from classics like Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, and Langtang to up and coming treks such as the Manaslu Circuit Trek and the Nar Phu Valley Trek, Nepal's best treks are listed below.
Find out which treks in Nepal is the best for you and meets your preferences .
1.Everest Base Camp Trek
The Everest Base Camp Trek is the best trekking adventure in the world. It is a journey to Mount Everest- the tallest peak on Earth
Everest Base Camp trek is one of the lifetime experience and the most popular trekking route in the world. Explore the base camp of Mt. Everest - Highest peak in the world with sunrise view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse & Cho-Oye from Kalapathar. Witness fascinating culture of Sherpa heartland following the Yeti's footsteps.
2.RUBY VALLEY TREK
Ruby Valley trek in the Ganesh Himal region of Nepal is one of the least explored hidden trekking trails in Nepal. The trek got its name as the Ruby Valley Trek as the Ganesh Himal region has deposits of the gem ruby. The mining is not significant but this whole region has high deposits of minerals, including ruby, the red precious stone. This trek of 12 days takes you to the villages of the Tamang and Gurung ethnic groups, known for their unique culture and rich traditions. This trekking trail has recently come into practice where the ethical groups of people are present and follow the ancient ethical and medicinal practices. The shaman practice is done here, which provides additional exploration and knowledge on this trip.
The trail Ruby Valley Trek has all kinds of landscape and walking conditions as it includes almost flatlands, terraced farms, gradual and steep climbs and beautiful scenery of lush green forest and high snow-capped mountains. Some of the famous mountains you can see on this trek include the Ganesh Himal, the mountain named after the elephant-headed god Ganesh, LangtangLirung, Boudha Himal, Hiunchuli Dorje Lakpa and other mountains of western and central Nepal. The Pangsang Pass situated at 3,850m is the major attraction on the Ruby Valley Trek.
This unexplored trekking trail provides you the opportunity to explore some very remote areas in Nepal, not frequented by tourists. Since this is a very new trekking trail in Nepal, lodges, and guesthouses have not been developed yet so homestay is the mode of accommodation, which allows you to get a first-hand experience of Nepali rural life as you stay with locals and share their food. The Ganesh Himal, Ruby Valley trekking in central Nepal is a lifetime experience in terms of cultural exposure and mountain views.
3.ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK
Anapurna circuit Trek assortment is a famous steady trekking route of 7 days in Annapurna Himalayan region of Nepal.
This trek incorporates diverse terrain, culture, and wildlife. Along with the most spectacular and close up view of Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri.
In Spring, it showcases many beautiful flowers including the national flower of Nepal – Rhododendron. Orchids, Machhapuchhre massif and the deepest gorge Kali Gandaki accompanies you during the trek. You will spot at times high cascading waterfalls.
Embark on a fantastic Annapurna Circuit Trek which takes us around the entire Annapurna massif reaching the zenith at Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft). We also walk through the world's deepest Kali Gandaki gorge with Annapurna I rising to 8091 m to the east and Dhaulagiri hovering at 8167 m to the west! We savor the fabulous mountain views from Poon Hill and discover the diverse Annapurna region. Furthermore, Annapurna Circuit Trek also takes us to Manang, Jomsom and the Muktinath region which again gets us acquainted with the diverse Nepalese landscape and culture.
This is a long trek for travelers wishing to circle the Annapurna massif. However, for trekkers who prefer a shorter trek in the same route Annapurna.
4.MARDI HIMAL BASE CAMP TREK
Situated just east of the Annapurna Base Camp trek, the Mardi Himal trek is a hidden gem, as few trekkers make their way to Mardi Himal’s Base Camp, spectacularly situated at the base of Mardi Himal and the beautiful and imposing Machhapuchhere or Fishtail. It is a stunningly beautiful trek, taking you up through ancient rhododendron forests, to what feels like the face of the mountains themselves, as you get up close and personal with Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhere, Ganga Purna, Annapurna I and Mardi Himal. Finally, we return to Kathmandu valley to explore Bhaktapur. Taking on this fun-filled journey, you get to experience real adventure and pleasure, leaving you with unforgettable memories to cherish foreve
The trail goes along small winding paths, through magical rhododendron forests until you climb out of the forest at an elevation around 3,300 m. The landscape changes quite abruptly into a rugged high mountain landscape, with amazing views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.
From High Camp (3580 m; some maps incorrectly mention 3900 m) you can climb up to Mardi Himal Base Camp in about 3-4 hours, which offers spectacular close up views of the entire Annapurna Range.
There are simple guesthouses and homestays along the entire route. If you plan to do this trek in the winter months please check with a local tour operator if the lodges are open
5.AROUND MANASLU TREK
Around Manaslu trek begins by sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu to trekking in the beautiful Manaslu region. While on the trip we get to marvel at the magnificent views of Mt. Manaslu (8163m), the eight tallest mountain in the world, coupled with a chance to witness the rich local heritage and biological diversity of the region.
The highest point in this trek is the ‘Larkya La Pass’ which is widely believed to be one of the most dramatic pass crossing the Himalayas. Like all Himalayan Glacier's itineraries this trek also ensures adequate time for proper acclimatization. Much of the trek involves walking on mountain trails, and is within the capabilities of people with good cardiovascular fitness. Still, it is important to note that trekking at altitudes above 3000m/10,000ft is more demanding on the body than walking at low elevations.
With its remoteness and secluded solidarity, it is believed to be in stark contrast to trekking in the Annapurna region making 'Around Manaslu Trek' a first choice for those who prefer to become one with nature.
6.HUMLA CHANG-LA VALLEY TREK
humla Chang-La Valley trek entering from Simikot, (2910m) eastwards into Thehe and Dozam village, the trail follows the Chang River through the lush valleys of medicinal forest products and wild animals reaching the enigmatic view of Changla, (6900m) and the pristine lakes and peaks in the periphery.
The Great Himalayan Trail (GHT) way across the length of Nepal from east to west through the high passes of the Himalayan range.The GHT covers a distance of 1700KM, divided into 10 sections and encompassing the different ethnic groups of this colorful, diverse country.
The GHT trail in the far North West of Nepal, Simikot to Hilsa in Humla is the final part of the GHT trail. We feel proud to have been born and brought up in this region. As a native of this area it enables us to operate safe treks and give firsthand experience of the culture and people of the Humla region.
7.SAIPAL BASE CAMP TREK ( SIMIKOTA – DUDHEDAHA – SAIPAL
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Traditional village settings, indigenous crop fields and the rich age-old monasteries are some of the features of the trail that leads in to the majestic view of the Saipal Himal (7035m) that resembles a sleeping golden ox. The rich flora and fauna add to the grandeur of the mountain
8.UPPER DOLPO CIRCUIT TREK
Upper Dolpo Circuit Trek is remote and vast region of Karnali is naturally and culturally rich.Nature rewards this isolated western part of Nepal with exceedingly amazing landscapes and serene beauty that resemble the ones of Roof of the world- Tibet .Dolpo region is situated between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri ranges. The entire district was closed to trekkers until 1989 when the southern part of Dolpo was opened to organized trekking groups.
Our trekking adventure begins with tours of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. We then fly to Nepalgunj and then to Juphal from where we begin our trek in the Dolpo region .
Highlights of the Upper Dolpo Trek The Tibetan Buddhist culture of the Dolpo people Trek around the beautiful, glacial Shey Phoksundo Lake Visit 800-year-old Shey Gomba, one of the most famous monasteries in Nepal Have a true wilderness experience in one of the least-visited areas of Nepal There’s no denying that the Upper Dolpo Circuit trek is one of the harder and longer treks in Nepal, with several camps situated above 4500 meters and some high passes. But, this makes it ideal for experienced trekkers on a return trip to Nepal who is looking for a new challenge and fresh sights. A high level of fitness is required, and an organized tour is essential as there is little-to-no tourism infrastructure here. The trek passes many incredible and unforgettable sights: turquoise Shey Phoksundo Lake, snowy high passes, hidden valleys, the Shey Gomba monastery, and numerous fortified villages (dzongs).
Dolpo is within the rain-shadow of the Himalayas, meaning that the landscape is dry and harsh. The locals used to have to rely on trade with Tibetans for their livelihoods. The people themselves are descendants of those who migrated from Tibet. The Upper dolpo Circuit trek passes through many villages that bear evidence of the ancient trade route. While most inhabitants practice Tibetan Buddhism, there are also traces of the pre-Buddhist, shamanistic Bon religion in Dolpo. Upper Dolpo’s main international claim to fame is being featured in Peter Matthiessen’s classic travel memoir, The Snow Leopard. It is well worth reading if heading to Dolpo.
9.LO-MANTHANG TREK – MUSTANG
Lo-Manthang Trek is most popular trekking trail of Mustang region. Lo-Manthang Trek is the ideal destination for tourism in Nepal.
Lo-Manthang is an ancient Himalayan Kingdom which lies in the northern central part of Nepal and at the top of the Kaligandaki River, in the upper Mustang Region.
The place is situated in between Tibetan plateau and Dhaulagiri- Annapurna Himalayan range inside Mustang region of Nepal. Upper Mustang is a large high valley, arid and dry, characterized by eroded canyons, colorful stratified rock formations and has a barren, desert-like appearance.
After having the wonderful time at Upper Mustang Trek in Nepal the return journey heads back by another alternative route towards Muktinath a high pilgrimage spots for Hindus & Buddhist where the trail from Thorang-la meets and then finally back to Jomsom for the last final night in this charming windswept town Jomsom then a scenic flight back to Pokhara.
10.GHOREPANI POON HILL TREK
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, also popularly known as Annapurna Sunrise Trekking, or Annapurna Panorama Trekking, is one of the most popular and relatively easy treks that meander through the beautiful ethnic villages of Annapurna Region. Invigorating through some rhododendron forests, Poon Hill Trekking in Nepal will let you feel the Himalayan Panorama while providing you the opportunities to get close to the local Culture. However, Poon Hill Trek is obviously best known for the views from Poon Hill. Being popularly known as the Photographer's Paradise, you can capture some of the best snaps of impressive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Poon Hill offers you the striking panorama of huge Himalayas including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, III, and IV, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and Manaslu ranges among few others. The phenomenal sunrise from Poon Hill is just unmissable. A provocative glimpse of high mountains surrounding you can mesmerize anyone who's the part of this awesome trek.
In addition to that, Poon Hill Trekking will also let you witness terraced slopes, warm villages, beautiful paddy fields, and wonderful culture and lifestyle of ethnic people like Gurungs, and Magars. Ghorepani and Ghandruk are two of the largest Gurung settlements in the Annapurna Region. There's a unique please of trekking in Annapurna foothills along with the charming settlements of ethnic communities of Nepal.
We cordially welcome you all for a wonderful Poon Hill Trekking in Annapurna Region