The Best Treks In Nepal

  • Last Updated on Oct 7, 2022

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1. Everest Base Camp Trek

Breaking the bars of trekking challenges all around the world, Mount Everest Base Camp Trek stands on the top. It is trekking to the base camp of the highest mountain of the world - Mount Everest (8848.86 meters). En route, you will go through the uphill and downhill of the trekking trail. Including the places like Lukla, Phading, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, and Kala Patthar. Alongside the major attractions like high mountains, green forests, hills, glaciers, prayer flags, Sherpa settlements, and so on. With all these remarkable wonders, there is no doubt that different international media have marked Everest Base Camp's name on their list of top places to visit in Nepal.

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

2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna base camp trek is one the most desirable and vibrant trekking in Nepal. It takes you closer to the Nepalese Himalayas and serene natural landscape within various time intervals. Amid the trek, the route will offer the pristine views of skyscraping peaks and ranges like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and lush rhododendron forest, farmlands, hot springs, rivers, local inhabitants, and so on. So, book your trip to one of the majestic trekking destinations in the world and cherish your visit to 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
  • Trip Cost: USD 850 Book Now
  • Internet Facility: Available at tea houses and lodges

3. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is the fortunate chance to explore the best trekking trails of the Annapurna region of Nepal. If you are keen to know more about Nepal, except for the city lights and lifestyle, the Poonhill trek is the one for you. This trek is easier to accomplish, yet harder to forget. Because of the vista of sky-touching mountains, lust forests, local settlements, and so forth. The sparkling sunrise view from the Poonhill viewpoint adds extra zest to your adventure. Thus, with this short, easy, budget-friendly, and culturally fulfilled trek, experience and protect the best memories for a lifetime.

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
  • Trip Cost: USD 710 Book Now
  • Internet Facility: Available at tea houses and lodges

4. Annapurna Circuit Trek

There is no doubt that the most famous travel magazine - Lonely Planet has included Annapurna Circuit trekking in Nepal on the list of top 10 places to visit around the world. Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the high-rated classic trails in Nepal that lets you submerge in the culture and tradition of Mountain people, observe colossal mountains like Annapurna massifs, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, etc., and walk through the deserty lands to pass through Kali Gandaki Gorge (the deepest gorge in the world) and reach Tilicho lake (one of the highest altitude lakes in Nepal at an elevation of 4920 meters). With this trip to the beyond-mountain lands of Nepal, savor the scenic diversity of Nepal.

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

5. Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo Lake Trek is another most celebrated trekking in the Everest region of Nepal. It endorses the best views of the four highest peaks in Nepal (Mount Everest - 8848.86 meters, Mt. Lhotse - 8516 meters, Mt. Makalu - 8463 meters, and Mt. Cho-Oyu - 8188 meters), holy lakes, and ancient Buddhist monasteries. Likewise, the side highlights include the village settlements in Gokyo valley with a glimpse of Sherpa traditions and lifestyles. Take a peek at these allures with this one of the must-do-once treks in Nepal.

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
  • Trip Cost: USD 1100 Book Now
  • Internet Facility: Available at tea houses and lodges

6. Langtang Trek

Langtang Trek is the esteeming trekking trail to the spectacularly beautiful surroundings of the Langtang region of Nepal. It takes you to the old-fashioned villages with the finest observation of mystic mountains, topography, fluctuating climatic conditions, local culture and lifestyle, and to be precise, the enchanting hospitality of the people. Apart from these, off-beaten trekking paths, monasteries and gompas, and rare animals such as snow leopard, panda, etc are the best treat to its visitors’ eyes.

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 
  • Trip Cost: USD 780 Book Now
  • Internet Facility: Available at tea houses and lodges

7. Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is the best short trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It starts from Kathmandu or Pokhara (depending on the itinerary). No matter where the trip starts, the trekking continues through the indifferent off-beaten paths of the Annapurna region offering the supreme wonderful and captivating mountainous scenarios. Therefore, it is the most praised trek in Nepal that is gaining popularity day by day among hikers. Mardi Himal Trek can be done throughout the year, yet the best views of mountains and hills can be foreseen in the spring and autumn seasons adding up the extra toppings on the trekking experience.

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
  • Trip Cost: $999 Book Now
  • Internet Facility: Available at tea houses and lodges

8. Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek is the journey to complex yet historically rich areas around the Himalayas. Upper Mustang inhabits a lesser number of people, thus, is profoundly named as 'Last Forbidden Kingdom'. Likewise, it lies in a few parts of the Tibetan Plateau, bestowing the feel of roaming around Tibet. Some of the spotlights of Upper Mustang Trek include Lo-Manthang and its architecture, historic monasteries, red cliffs and domicile caves, desert-like trail, pony rearing, and its rides, unique Tibetan culture, and generosity of people.

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)
  • Trip Cost: $2250 Book Now
  • Internet Facility: Available at tea houses and lodges

9. Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the well-known yet physically challenging treks in Nepal. The trek to Manaslu continues through the uplifting mountains and series of forests offering the raw experience of pure jungle safari and exposure to a natural wildness. It proffers the awe-inspiring scenes of high mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna Massifs, Gyaji Kang, Nemjung Himal, Himlung Himal, and so on. Other few attractions of Manaslu Circuit includes an encounter with local people and their culture, unique landscape, rivers and forests, Manaslu Conservation Area, Larkya La Pass, and so on.

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
  • Trip Cost: USD 1080 Book Now
  • Internet Facility: Available at tea houses and lodges

10. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga base camp trek is one of the finest exploratory treks in Nepal towards the third highest peak in the world, Mt Kanchenjunga (8586 meters). It is the adventure towards the wildlife and floral diversities of the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, frozen yet crystal clear lakes and glaciers, isolated local settlements and cultural influences, green hills and lush forests, and so on. Furthermore, the tales of Yeti (the Mountain Man) from the locales are other charisma of the trek.

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
  • Trip Cost: Request for Private Departure & Cost
  • Internet Facility: Available at tea houses and lodges

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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