The terrain of the Himalayas offers a number of stunning trekking routes. It would be unfair to name just a few as the best because each of the treks have their own unique offering and incomparable beauty.
The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal unfolds the best adventure experiences for trekking, hiking and climbing as major attractions. Due to the diversity of it landscape and elevation, Nepal is paradise for adventure trekking and climbing activities. We’ve compiled 10 of the best treks in Nepal for you to feast your eyes on.
A world top adventure destination – every trekker and climber has dreamed of standing next to the almighty Everest.
2 weeks of strenuous walking from Lukla with 3 to 4 days in Kathmandu are best for the EBC trek. Trek preparation and decent gear is a must. Along with a well-designed itinerary for proper acclimatisation and travelling with medical trained guides is recommended.
Probably the 2nd most popular trekking route in Nepal, the Annapurna Base camp trek is also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary trek.
Offering classic teahouse trekking routes in the Annapurna region. Off the beaten path a true cultural trekking experience with a classic Nepalese trails and plenty of ups and downs. 2 Weeks in Nepal is enough to complete the whole trip.
Not a regular route, this Everest 3 pass trek explores all the popular trekking destination and high passes in the whole Everest region.
Walking up to 8 hrs per day with a plan to stay at higher elevation above 5000 meters crossing the Renjo, Chola and Kongmala passes are the challenging section of this trip. One can also explore the Thame, Gokyo and Khumbu valley along the way. Physical and mental preparation is a must. One of the most challenging treks in Nepal and takes 3 weeks.
Upper Dolpo is an ancient Tibetan kingdom located in the north east part of Nepal. It was only opened to trekkers in 1990.
The Dolpo region is the most remote and least developed district in Nepal. Only a few anthropologists and geographers have explored the region. It’s one of the most remote trekking regions in ancient Buddhist lands and a journey into the kingdom of Rinpoche.
Lying between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri Himalayan range is the highest inhabited land of Dolpo. Full of rugged natural beauty the trekking is suitable for those seeking remoteness and stunning surroundings.
Langtang is the 3rd most popular trekking destination in Nepal. The Langtang Gosiakunda trek is the most popular in the region.
KengenGompa, Laurabina pass and Gosaikunda lake are some of the places not to miss while on the Langang trek. The Langtang village on the way to Kengen Gompa was badly affected by the April 2015 earthquake but the good thing is that there is an alternative safe trekking route already up and running. It takes between 2 – 3 weeks time to complete the whole trip.
A world classic trek Annapurna remains a popular destination despite the road construction on some of the route sections.
Manang, Tilicho lake, caves and monasteries crossing over the 5400 meter pass of Thorung la is one the main challenges and highlights of the Annapurna circuit trek. Normally 2 weeks are required to complete the trail routes along with good physical fitness.
The Manaslu trek routes in Nepal are becoming increasingly popular and offer an alternative to the world classic Annapurna circuit trek.
Lakye passes along a less trodden path up to 5400 meters which is demanding but extremely rewarding. 3 weeks are required and physical and mental fitness are a must.
Purely tented camping treks in Nepal required around 4 weeks to complete the whole trip and will guarantee an adventure of lifetime.
Strong commitment to accept the roughness and great physical fitness is must to join on this strenuous Nepal trekking trip itinerary. An experienced trek team make these adventures come true to reach to the world’s 3rd highest mountain base camp.
Once a forbidden kingdom, walled city of Lo Monthang still creates the WOW factor to trekkers who reach the unique Tibetan cultural site and fascinating colorful rocky landscape.
Monsoon is one of the great times to visit, as it won’t rain much due to the lee wind side of Annapurna range. Yearly the Tiji Festival takes place at Lomanthang in May and marks one of the best times to visit to see the colorful monk’s mask dance.
A short 5 days trek into the foothills of Annapurna region. A good introductory trek to the Annapurna Panorama Poon Hill region suited to those who only have a week in Nepal.
This trek is also good for families with children and can be done year around. Be prepared for ups and downs and be ready to walk 4-6 hours in a day and stay at teahouses with basic facilities.
For more ideas and information on the best treks in Nepal head to Glorious Himalayas Trekking.
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