Top 10 Best Treks in the Beautiful Himalayan Region of Nepal 

  • Last Updated on Feb 7, 2023

Trekking in Nepal is one of the most popular activities among tourists. It offers an opportunity to explore the beautiful Himalayan region. There are many treks available in Nepal. Some of them are short while others are long. Read on to know more about them!

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1. Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp Trek stands at the top, shattering the barriers of hiking difficulties all over the world. It involves a climb to Mount Everest’s base camp, which is the tallest mountain in the world (8848.86 meters).

Key Facts:

  • Maximum Altitude: 5550 meters (Kala Patthar)
  • Minimum Altitude: 1400 meters (Kathmandu)
  • Best Months: September, October, November, March, April, and May
  • Weather: Cold
  • Trek Duration: 12 Days
  • Required Permits: Sagarmatha National Park Permit and Khumbu Rural Permit
  • Trekking Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Cost: USD 1290 Book Now
  • Internet Facility: Available at tea houses and lodges
  • For More Details Visit: Everest Base Camp Trek

2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Trek to Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most popular and exciting treks in Nepal. Within different time frames, it brings the tranquil natural environment and the Nepalese Himalayas closer to you. The trek’s itinerary will include magnificent views of towering mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), as well as farming, hot springs, rivers, and the locals themselves. Therefore, plan your vacation to one of the most beautiful trekking locations in the world and savor your time in Nepal.

Key Facts:

  • Maximum Altitude: 4130 meters (Annapurna Base Camp)
  • Minimum Altitude: 1400 meters (Kathmandu/Pokhara)
  • Best Months: September, October, November, March, April, and May
  • Weather: Cold and Moderate
  • Trek Duration: 10 Days
  • Required Permits: Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, TIMS Card
  • Trekking Difficulty: Moderate
  • Internet Facility: Available at tea houses and lodges
  • For More Details Visit: Annapurna Trek Package

3. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

A wonderful opportunity to experience the top trekking routes in Nepal’s Annapurna region is the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. The Poonhill hike is for you if you want to learn more about Nepal than just the city lights and way of life. This journey is simpler to complete but more difficult to forget. because of the landscape’s sky-touching mountains, lush woods, little towns, and other natural features. From the Poonhill viewpoint, you can see the brilliant sunrise, which gives your journey even more excitement. Experience and save the best memories for a lifetime with the help of this quick, simple, affordable, and culturally fulfilling tour.

Key Facts:

  • Maximum Altitude: 3210 meters (Poon Hill Viewpoint)
  • Minimum Altitude: 1400 meters (Kathmandu/Pokhara)
  • Best Months: September, October, November, December, February, March, April, and May
  • Weather: Cold and fluctuating
  • Trek Duration: 10 Days
  • Required Permits: Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, TIMS Card
  • Trekking Difficulty: Moderate
  • Internet Facility: Available at tea houses and lodges
  • For More Details Visit: Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

4. Annapurna Circuit Trek

There is no denying that the Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal is one of the top 10 destinations to visit in the world according to the most renowned travel publication, Lonely Planet. One of the top-rated classic trails in Nepal is the Annapurna Circuit Trek, which allows you to experience the culture and traditions of the mountain people, see enormous mountains like the Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, etc., and traverse deserted terrain to cross the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, and arrive at Tilicho Lake (one of the highest altitude lakes in Nepal at an elevation of 4920 meters). Enjoy the variety of Nepal’s landscapes with this journey to the country’s non-mountainous regions.

Key Facts:

  • Maximum Altitude: 5416 meters (Thorong La Pass)
  • Minimum Altitude: 1400 meters (Kathmandu/Pokhara)
  • Best Months: Late February, March, April, May, October, November, Early December
  • Weather: Cold
  • Trek Duration: 14 Days
  • Required Permits: Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), TIMS Card
  • Trekking Difficulty: High and challenging (depending upon weather)
  • Trip Cost: USD 1190 Book Now
  • Internet Facility: Available at tea houses and lodges
  • For More Details Visit: Annapurna Circuit Trek Package

5. Gokyo Lake Trek

Another well-known trip in Nepal’s Everest region is the Gokyo Lake Trek. It supports the best views of sacred lakes, historic Buddhist temples, and Nepal’s four tallest peaks (Mount Everest, 8848.86 meters; Mount Lhotse, 8516 meters; Mount Makalu, 8463 meters). The Gokyo valley’s hamlet settlements, which offer a glimpse of Sherpa traditions and lifestyles, are also among the side attractions. This journey in Nepal is one of the must-do-once treks, so take a look at these allures.

Key Facts:

  • Maximum Altitude: 5357 meters
  • Minimum Altitude: 2680 meters (Lukla)
  • Best Months: February, March, April, September, October, November
  • Weather: Cold 
  • Trek Duration: 11 Days
  • Required Permits: Sagarmatha National Park Permit, Khumbu Rural Permit
  • Trekking Difficulty: Moderate
  • Internet Facility: Available at tea houses and lodges
  • For More Details Visit: Gokyo Lake Trek Package

6. Langtang Trek

The famous Langtang Trek leads to the breathtakingly gorgeous surroundings of Nepal's Langtang area. It transports you to quaint towns where you can make the best observations of the mystic mountains, landscape, changing climatic conditions, local culture, and way of life—more specifically, the charming hospitality of the inhabitants. Aside from this, the best treats for its visitors' sights are undiscovered hiking trails, monasteries and gompas, and uncommon creatures like snow leopards and pandas.

Key Facts:

  • Maximum Altitude: 4880 meters (Kyanjin Gompa Area)
  • Minimum Altitude: 1400 meters (Kathmandu)
  • Best Months: September, October, November
  • Weather: Cold
  • Trek Duration: 12 Days
  • Required Permits: Langtang National Park Permit
  • Trekking Difficulty: Moderate 
  • Internet Facility: Available at tea houses and lodges
  • For More Details Visit: Langtang Valley Trek Package

7. Mardi Himal Trek

The best short hiking route in Nepal's Annapurna region is the Mardi Himal Trek. It begins in Pokhara or Kathmandu (depending on the itinerary). Regardless of where the journey begins, the hiking continues via the unassuming off-the-beaten paths of the Annapurna region, which offers the most breathtaking and enthralling Himalayan scenes. As a result, it is the most renowned trek in Nepal and it is becoming more and more well-known among hikers. Although the Mardi Himal Walk can be completed at any time of year, the best mountain and hill vistas can be expected in the spring and autumn, adding even more flavor to the trek.

Key Facts:

  • Maximum Altitude: 4500 meters (Mardi Himal Base Camp)
  • Minimum Altitude: 1400 meters (Kathmandu)
  • Best Months: March, April, May, September, October, November
  • Weather: Average
  • Trek Duration: 9 Days
  • Required Permits: Annapurna Sanctuary Permit and TIMS Card
  • Trekking Difficulty: Moderate
  • Internet Facility: Available at tea houses and lodges
  • For More Details Visit: Mardi Himal Trek

8. Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek is a voyage to difficult-to-reach yet historically significant regions near the Himalayas. Because there are fewer people living there, Upper Mustang is often known as the "Last Forbidden Kingdom." Similar to how it does in some areas of the Tibetan Plateau, it gives the impression that you are wandering about Tibet. The architecture of Lo-Manthang, the old monasteries, the red cliffs and dwelling caves, the desert-like terrain, pony raising and rides, the distinctive Tibetan culture, and the friendliness of the locals are just a few highlights of the Upper Mustang Trek.

Key Facts:

  • Maximum Altitude: 4010 meters
  • Minimum Altitude: 1400 meters (Kathmandu/Pokhara)
  • Best Months: March, April, May, September, October, November
  • Weather: Cold
  • Trip Duration: 14 Days (Depending on itinerary)
  • Required Permits: Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, Restricted Area Permit, and TIMS Card
  • Trekking Difficulty: Moderate to Hard (Depending on weather)
  • Internet Facility: Available at tea houses and lodges
  • For More Details Visit: Upper Mustang Trek Package

9. Manaslu Circuit Trek

One of Nepal's well-known and physically demanding treks is the Manaslu Circuit Trek. The journey to Manaslu continues through inspiring mountains and a network of woods, providing a chance to experience a true jungle safari and be exposed to the harshness of nature. It offers breathtaking views of high mountains, including Mt. Manaslu, the Annapurna Massif, Gyaji Kang, Nemjung Himal, Himlung Himal, and others. Other Manaslu Circuit features include getting to know the locals and learning about their culture, as well as the Manaslu Conservation Area, Larkya La Pass, and other rivers and woods.

Key Facts:

  • Maximum Altitude: 5153 meters (Larkya La Pass)
  • Minimum Altitude: 1400 meters (Kathmandu)
  • Best Months: March, April, May, September, October, November
  • Weather: Cold
  • Trek Duration: 12 Days
  • Required Permits: Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP), TIMS Card
  • Trekking Difficulty: Moderate to Hard
  • Internet Facility: Available at tea houses and lodges
  • For More Details Visit: Manaslu Circuit Trek Package

10. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

One of the best exploratory treks in Nepal is to Mt. Kanchenjunga's base camp, which is the third-highest peak in the world (8586 meters). It is a journey toward the fauna and floral diversity of the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, ice-covered but pristine lakes and glaciers, remote local settlements and cultural influences, green hills and lush forests, and so forth. The trek's other appeal comes from the local legends about the Yeti (the Mountain Man).

Key Facts:

  • Maximum Altitude: 5364 meters (Tseram)
  • Minimum Altitude: 1400 meters (Kathmandu)
  • Best Months: March, April, May, September, October, November
  • Weather: Moderate to Cold
  • Trek Duration: 23 Days
  • Required Permits: TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Card
  • Trekking Difficulty: Moderate to Hard
  • For More Details: Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Package Departure & Cost Details

Keeping up with the famous saying “Leave the road, take the trails”, go through these best treks in Nepal and relish every aspect of the natural and cultural beauties of Nepal at least once in a lifetime.

Anuja Sharma

Anuja Sharma

 

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