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Trekking In Nepal: Nepal’s best treks and hikes

Trekking in Nepal

Trekking in Nepal Overview

Nepal, being home to the world’s highest mountain peaks including Mount Everest, Trekking in Nepal is the popular activity for trekkers who want to visit and explore its beauty. Most of the Nepal visitors go for hiking to the popular trekking regions like Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and Manaslu. Trekking is the one of the best things to do and not to miss in Nepal. Over 8,000m from sea level, Nepal has 8 out of 14 highest peaks in the world, so it has been a fascinating destination for adventure lovers for spending their holidays. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, Everest Base Camp Hiking, Langtang Valley walking, Gokyo Lake Trek, Everest Base Camp via Jiri, Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Himalayan sunrise view tour, Upper mustang trekking, manaslu circuit trek, upper dolpo trek, rara lake trek, jomsom muktinath trek are some most demanded trekking trails in Nepal.

Here in this blog article, we have listed some best treks on the basis of trekkers choice, difficulty, trekking duration, trekking cost, trekking style and availability. These Nepal Trekking Packages has been picked-up as per the clients reference in 2016 and 2017.

Nepal’s Popular Trekking Areas

Nepal, the land of mystic mountains, landscapes, culture and serene beauties is the top most destination for trekking holidays. The geographical regions Hilly and Mountain areas are the best for hiking and trekking with the stunning views of magnificent giant snow capped peaks. If you love the adventure then you can’t miss the mountains as they are the synonyms of each other and offers the excellent experience to the trekkers.

While talking about the trekking destination, mostly Everest Region, Annapurna Region, Langtang Region and Restricted region comes first as per the interest of trekkers throughout the world. So, here we are going to provide you the information of these places.

Everest Region

Everest Region or Khumbu region is the ultimate destination for those trekkers who want to be in the foothills of world’s most fascinating mountain Mt. Everest and Everest Base Camp Trekking has been voted as #1 trekking trip in Nepal and is one of the top ten best trips in the world. You will not only have the trekking adventure but also have the opportunity to meet the legendary Sherpas, have the glimpses of stunning landscapes, scary Kathmandu Lukla Flight and visit the world heritage site, Sagarmatha National Park. Along with the base camp trek, Everest gokyo trek, Everest panorama trek, EBC via jiri and Everest three passes trek are the most popular treks in Everest Region. Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Amadablam, Mt. Makalu are the mountains, you will view from a close-up.

Annapurna Region

Another the most popular destination, Annapurna Region is gaining its popularity nowadays because of the best treks situated here. Being the home to World’s top 10th mountain peak, Mt. Annapurna this trekking region is the first choice of trekkers. The trip length ranges from few days to few weeks depending upon your interest. Annapurna Circuit, Poon Hill, Annapurna Base Camp, upper Mustang are some best treks in Annapurna Region. These trekking trails are busy with the crowd of trekkers during the peak seasons from March to May and September to November.

Langtang Region

Langtang trekking area is the third most popular trekking region in Nepal. Popular for its stunning landscapes, unique culture and festivals and the scenic mountains, this trekking region is different than others. Gosainkunda lake, helambu valley, langtang valley, Kyanjin Gompa are the most visited site in the area. Situated near to Kathmandu valley, the trekking trips are short and easy as compared to other regions. You can travel in a local bus from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi, this is how you can save your budget.

Other Remote Region

Nepal has some unique remote destinations that are categorized as the restricted region for the foreigners. For trekking to restricted region, you need to have a special permit and minimum a group of 2 persons with a guide. This area offers both tea house trekking or camping trek. Manaslu Circuit Trek, Tsum Valley Trek, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, Makalu Base Camp Trek and upper dolpo trek are some popular treks in restricted region.

Short and Easy Treks

As a traveler, you would like to travel within the time and not against the terms and conditions of time, keeping this in our mind, we have prepared short treks for you where you need at least 2 to 9 days. The best thing you can have from this trek is you will see the snow-capped Himalayas, experience unique culture, and visit important historical monuments.

Below information on treks will tell you what you are going to see, enjoy, and feel.

1. Nagarkot Trek – 2 Days

Nagarkot is the best place for glimpses of sunrise over the Himalayan peaks, villages, farming lands, rhododendron forests and best sceneries. You will hike to an elevation of 2195m with an hour drive from Kathmandu for either sunset or sunrise. There are many hotels, resorts and restaurants of your budget type to sleep a night.

2. Pokhara Ghandruk Trek – 3 Days

Ghandruk is the beautiful village rich in culture and nature situated nearby Pokhara valley. The abundance of Gurung community, you will explore the beautiful panorama of snow capped mountains just infront of you, imagine how would you will be feeling when you see the beautiful sunrise views over the mountains and you will catch it from your lodge window in the morning.

3. Katmandu Valley Trek

Starting Point: Katmandu Duration: Minimum 4 Days

This is a short and easy trek without high altitudes, but which has a viewpoint to offer you the view of 7000 to 8000 m peaks, such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gauri Shanker, Everest, Dorje Lakpa, and Annapurna Ranges.

On the first day of this trek, you drive from Katmandu to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani, situated at an accessible and average altitude. Chisapani offers a picturesque, panoramic, and favored view of The Himalayas. Next day, you will walk to Nagarkot, seeing ice-white mountains and then to Dhulikhel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has ancient and national monuments. Following day, you will fly to your desired destination. Culturally, scenically, and exactly, this short trek has all the ingredients that you need.

4. Everest View Trek – 5 Days

Trek to the Everest following the Hillary Tenzing hiking trail is the every trekkers dream and Everest view trek will provide you this opportunity with the close up views of Mt. Everest along with other mountain peaks, glimpses of sherpa villages, culture, yaks and visiting the sacred Buddhist monasteries. All these experiences you are collecting in a five days trekking to Everest.

#01 Everest Base Camp Trek (12-15) Days, 25,000 Trekkers/Year

Everest base Camp Trek Trekking to the foothills of world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, Everest Base camp Trekking is the most popular trekking trail in Nepal. Walking along the footsteps of legends Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the trek provides the opportunities to explore the mountain vista, sherpa villages, glacier moraines and the beautiful landscapes. Starting from Kathmandu – Lukla flight, the trek passes through the Namche, Tengboche, pangboche, Gorekhshep and kalapatthar, the trek leads you to the world’s best trekking trail, Everest Base Camp.

Overview

Max Elevation 5,545 m, Kala Patthar
Days 12-15 Days
Trekking Difficulty Moderate to Challenging
Remoteness Not Remote (High number of trekkers per year)
Pricing/Cost Medium (USD spent/day)
Best Season Mid February to May and September to December.
Accommodation Type Teahouse, Sherpa Guesthouses
Permits Sagarmatha National Park
Required Permits TIMS
Accessible During Winter (Dec. to February) Yes
Accessible During Monsoon (June, August) Yes

#02 Annapurna Circuit Trek 13-15 Days,  +100,000 Trekkers/Year

Annapurna Circuit Trek Ranked as one of the best treks in the world, the Annapurna Circuit Trek is the most popular trek in Annapurna Region. This three week long adventure trekking holiday trail takes you to the most beautiful places that you might have dreamed in you life to do once before you die and this is possible in Nepal with 16-18 days trekking. Starting from Besisahar, this moderate trek traverse the hiking route through Dharapani, Chame, Manang, Thorong La Pass, Muktinath, Jomsom, Tatopani, Ghorepani Poon Hill and nayapul. Overview

Max Elevation 5,416 m, Thorong La Pass
Trekking Difficulty Moderate to Challenging
Remoteness Not Remote (High number of trekkers per year)
Pricing Medium (USD spent/day)
Best Season Mid February to May and September to December.
Accommodation Type Teahouse, Mountain Lodges
Permits Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)
Required Permits TIMS
Accessible During Winter (December, February) Yes
Accessible During Monsoon (June, July) Yes

#03 Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes 16 Days, 1,800 Trekkers/Year

Gokyo Lake Trek Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake is the most popular trekking adventure in Everest Region after Everest Base Camp Trek. You will be trekking on the world’s most fascinating path through which you will explore the world’s highest mountain peaks like Mount Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cho-oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and many other peaks that ranges from 6,000m to above 8,000m. The main highlight of this trek is the view of glacial gokyo lake, famous sherpa colorful villages, buddhist monastery, namche bazaar and flora and fauna insight sagarmatha national park. Overview

Required DocumentTIMS, Sagarmatha National Park, Pasang Lhamu Gaupalika

Max Elevation 5,357 m, Gokyo Ri
Trekking Difficulty Moderate to Challenging
Remoteness Remote
Pricing Medium (USD spent/day)
Best Season Mid February to May and September to December.
Accommodation Type Teahouse, Mountain Lodges
Accessible During Winter (December, February) Yes
Accessible During Monsoon No

#04 Manaslu Circuit Trek 14 Days, 6,700 Trekkers/Year

Manaslu Circuit Trek The wilderness trekking, Manaslu Circuit Trek is also the top treks in Nepal and most popular teahouse trekking for tourists who want to explore the remote mountain village, beautiful landscape, glorious mountains and rich culture. During the trek you will be exploring Mount manaslu (8163m), tibetan culture and lifestyle, red panda, snow leopard, yaks, birendra lake, manang valley and insight manaslu and annapurna conservation areas. Beginning from Arughat, sama gaon crossing Budhi Gandaki river, trek takes you to the Larkya La pass (5271m). Overview

Required DocumentTIMS, Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP), Restricted Permit

Max Elevation 5,115 m, Larke La Pass
Trekking Difficulty Moderate to Challenging
Remoteness Remote
Pricing Medium (USD spent/day)
Best Season Mid February to May and September to December.
Accommodation Type Teahouse, Mountain Lodges
Accessible During Winter (December, February) No
Accessible During Monsoon No

#05 Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 4-7 Days, +100,000 Trekkers/Year

Poon Hill Trekking Relatively short and easy treks in Annapurna Region, Ghorepani Poon Hill Hiking trail is most popular and demanded walking holidays in Nepal. Providing opportunity to view the mountain sunrise from Poon Hill (3210m), the trek is the best option for exploring Mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and other Himalayan peaks. Beginning from Nayapul, the trek commences the path via terrace fields, bank of river, crossing suspension bridge, coloful rhododendron forests and authentic ethnic villages to Ghorepani Poon Hill from where you will explore the fascinating sunrise view over the Annapurna range. Overview

Required DocumentTIMS, Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)

Max Elevation 3,210 m, Poon Hill
Trekking Difficulty Easy to Moderate
Remoteness Not Remote (high number of trekkers/year)
Pricing Budget/Cheap (USD spent/day)
Best Season Mid February to May and September to December.
Accommodation Type Teahouse, Mountain Lodges
Accessible During Winter (December, February) Yes
Accessible During Monsoon Yes

#06 Annapurna Base Camp Trek 10-12 Days +100,000 Trekkers/Year

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Most popular trekking trail among the trekkers, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is probably the top 10 hiking trail in Nepal as well as in the world. Providing the close-up views of soaring snowcapped mountain peaks like Annapurna I, Gangapurna, Annapurna South, Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna base Camp trek passes through the riverbank, through rhododendron forests and beautiful landscape. Overview

Required DocumentTIMS, Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)

Max Elevation 4,320 m, Annapurna Base Camp
Trekking Difficulty Moderate
Remoteness Not Remote (high number of trekkers/year)
Pricing Medium/Cheap (USD spent/day)
Best Season Mid February to May and September to December.
Accommodation Type Teahouse, Mountain Lodges
Accessible During Winter (December, February) No, Risk of Avalanches
Accessible During Monsoon No

#07 Makalu Base Camp Trek 17 Days 1500 Trekkers/Year

Makalu Base Camp Trek Makalu base camp trek is the wilderness trekking trail taking you to the base camp of world’s fifth highest peak, Mount Makalu. Least popular trekk in eastern Nepal, Makalu base camp trek offers the best views of Mt. Chamlang, Mt. Baruntse, Mt. Everest along with Mt. Makalu situated in the Makau-Barun National Park. This is the camping trek as there are no availablity of tea houses throughout the trail. Overview

Required DocumentRestricted Permit

Max Elevation 5,250 m, Shersong ridge
Trekking Difficulty Challenging
Remoteness Very Remote (less number of trekkers/year)
Pricing High (USD spent/day)
Best Season March to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse+Camping
Accessible During Winter (December, February) No
Accessible During Monsoon No

#08 Langtang Valley Trek 7-13 Days 9000 Trekkers/Year

Langtang Valley Trek Langtang valley trek is the most popular trekking trail after trekking in Annapurna and Everest regions. The moderate type of trekking, langtang valley trek is the fascinating hiking trail through the ethnic tamang villages, rhododendron forests and river bank. The massive earthquake on april 2015 triggered an avalanche in Langtang Valley where 250 people were reported missing. Visiting Langtang valley this Autumn season will be a great opportunity for you to help the earthquake affected people and rebuild the village. Now at present, the trekking route to langtang valley is ready for walking. Overview

Required DocumentTIMS, Langtang Conservation Area Permit

Max Elevation 4,984m, Tserko Ri
Trekking Difficulty Easy to Moderate
Remoteness Not Remote (medium number of trekkers/year)
Pricing Medium (USD spent/day)
Best Season March to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse
Accessible During Winter (December, February) Yes
Accessible During Monsoon Yes

#09 Dhaulagiri Trekking

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trekking is the wild, off-the-beaten and remote area of the Nepal Himalaya which offers the best exploration of nature and culture taking you to the base camp (4,700m) of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8166m) – the seventh highest peak of the world. Starting from beni, this off-the-beaten trekking circumbulates the Mount Dhaulagiri encountering the Himalayan flora and fauna. The trek provides you the opportunity to view the Mt. Annapurna, Dhampus peak, Mt. Nilgiri along with Mt. Dhaualgiri.

#10 Upper Mustang Trek 14 Days, 4300 Trekkers/Year

Mustang Trekking The upper mustang trek brings you the experience of majestic beauty of Himalayas along with the touch of untouched Tibetan culture. Geographically the land is an extension of the Tibetan plateau, characterized by windy and arid valleys, eroded canyons and unique stratified rock formations .The people in Upper Mustang are of Tibetan origin, migrated from Tibet centuries ago, and belong to Bhotias and Loba communities. They practice Sakyapa school of Tibetan Buddhism. Upper Mustang is perhaps the only place to see Tibetan culture in completely undisturbed state. The houses and monasteries in here have medieval look and unique local architecture.

Overview

Required Document TIMS, Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), Special Permit

Max Elevation 3,810 m, Dhakmar
Trekking Difficulty Moderate to Hard
Remoteness Very Remote (less number of trekkers/year)
Pricing High (USD spent/day)
Best Season March to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse, Mountain Lodges
Accessible During Winter (December, February) Yes
Accessible During Monsoon Yes

Highlights

  • The splendid beauty of Himalayan range—north of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
  • You can learn rare medieval Buddhist arts ancient Tibetan villages and their exotic culture.
  • The barren landscapes which may be unique compared to other treks in Nepal.

Lowlight

  • The evening wind can be challenging.

Equipment needed for trekking in Nepal

Most of the time the necessary equipment for the trek is provided by your travel agencies according to your package. But still you have to prepare something for yourself. One of the important thing is the sleeping bag and tent which is most probably provided to you. In addition light but warm jackets can be preferable. You can carry a 1 liter water bottle for yourself. For remote treks the torch light can be of great help in case of delay. The shopping can be done in the suitable place of Kathmandu and Pokhara. You can carry a stick too with you and water proof cover for your bag should not be missed during the trek.

How to hire a guide in Nepal

The trekking guide is generally provided by the travel agencies as well as the hotels you stay or you can search for the independent guide. The average cost for the guide is 15 to 30 USD per day. There is only little difference between hiring the guide from agency and from outside. Hiring a guide outside costa about $15 but you can split the cost if it is for two or more of you. For the trekking in Everest and Langtang region hiring the guide from Kathmandu is better whereas for the trekking in the Annapurna region hiring the guide from Pokhara is much better.

Trekking in Nepal 2019

Planning a trekking in Nepal 2019? the top 10 best treks in Nepal lists may help you planning your favorite trip in Nepal. You may contact any of the government registered Nepal trekking Companies for your trekking holiday plan.

For this, you can google typing Trekking in Nepal keyword where you will see the lists of Nepal trekking companies, contact them visiting their website and drop your inquires in their mail. Have the best deal.

While you are planning for trekking in Nepal 2019/20, we have some recommendations for you to consider

Upper Mustang Trek, Upper Dolpo Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Kathmandu Valley Trek/Short Trekking around Kathmandu are some popular trekking you must go in 2019.

Trekking in Nepal 2020

Visit Nepal 2020

For Visit Nepal 2020, Nepal Government has planned to develop new tourism products with adequate infrastructure. The five major tourism products clusters be Culture, People and Heritage, Cities and Leisure, Outdoor and Adventure, Religion and Pilgrimage and Nature and wildlife. All the possible tourism destination and areas will be a tourism hub and promoted as new tourism destination.

After the grand success of Visit Nepal year 1998 and Nepal Tourism Year 2011, Nepal government has announced 2020 as another Visit Nepal Year. To make Visit Nepal year successful, Visit Nepal Campaign 2020 was introduced in 2015. Before, the Government of Nepal was announced 2018 as Visit Nepal but it was postponed to 2020.

Nepal was devastated by the Earthquake in 2015. The tourism of Nepal afterthat badly affected resulting in less flow of tourists. So, to increase the number of travelers and spread the message that Nepal is ready to welcome tourists in the world, Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign was introduced.

Visit Nepal Year 2020 Logo

Conclusion/Final words

There are other many trekking routes in Nepal which you can’t miss while you are in Nepal. These are short listed trips that receive high number of visitors yearly. We may have missed some popular trekking routes here in this lists. Please commence your views on the listed trips and suggest us your experience here on the comment box. We will cover your suggestions in our next blog. Thank you for reading Top 10 Best Treks in Nepal blog article. – Treksbooking.com Team

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(6) Comments

  1. Norafiqin Hairoman

    This is great! My fiance is a big fan of trekking and he would love to visit any one of these!

    1. treksbooking.com

      Thank You Norafquin. Please contact us if you need help planning a trek in Nepal.

  2. Tracey

    All of these treks sound incredible. The scenery must be out of this world. I suffer terribly with altitude sickness – even at relatively ‘low’ altitudes, so I don’t think it is something I’d be able to do unfortunately

  3. Heather

    EBC would be absolutely amazing to do one day! Definitely a bucketlist adventure!

    1. treksbooking.com

      Thank you Heather, adding a comment. Yeah, Everest Base Camp trek is one of the world’s most fascinating trek in Nepal. EBC trek is the most popular and top treks in Nepal. If you have any plans to visit EBC, please drop your inquiry to us.

  4. remo

    Very informative post. Even more so for adventure junkies like me. Seeing all these pics make me want to go there right now!

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