Top 10 Best Treks for Trekking in Nepal
Nepal is home to some of the most spectacular treks in the world. Ranging from classics like Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, and Langtang to up and coming treks such as the Manaslu Circuit Trek and the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Nepal. This is the guide for top 10 best treks from nepal.
1. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Discover the snow-covered mountain landscapes, thrilling views of Mount Annapurna, and Machhapuchhre in the rhododendron forests of Nepal. This trek takes about 11-12 days to reach the highest point at 4130m. The trek undercovers the cultural tradition of people, and the wildlife of Annapurna Sanctuary. The ever-smiling Nepalese people will make your moderately-challenging trek, a memorable one!
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2. Everest Base Camp Trek
Reaching the highest peak is a dream for mountaineers, an accomplishment of literally being “on top of the world”. This trek leads to the “world’s highest mountain”, Mount Everest, with an altitude of 8848m. It gives stunning views of Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Makalu(8470m), and Cho Oyu (8201m). Explore the Sherpa villages in Khumbu Valley, the peak of Kala Pathar (5500m), Sagarmatha National Park, and much more in this 14-days expedition.
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3. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
In the rich cultural heritage of the Annapurna region, this is an easy, short-trek in the illustrious views of Dhaulagiri Mountains. Surrounded by the crystal-clear alpine lakes, local teahouses, cuisines, Poon Hill (3210m) celebrates the joy of adventure. The enchanting 9-days trek is friends and family friendly trek.
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4. Langtang Valley Trek
Experience the Ganesh Himal glacier at lower altitudes, the breathtaking views of Annapurna, and Makalu during this moderately-difficult trek. In this 11-days trek, travel through the mountain passes of Tserko Ri, Langtang Ri, and stare at the live-opening image of Tibet. Visit Kyanjin Gompa - a Buddhist monastery, as you lead your path to the highest point of this trek - Kyangjin Ri (4850m).
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5. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Kanchenjunga (8586m), the ‘third-highest-peak’ of the world is a famous trekking spot in between Nepal and Sikkim. The elevation of 5169m at the high pass of Pang Pema Base Camp is a challenging distance of 20 days and the highest reaching point of the journey. Trek through the flora and fauna of Magnolia forests, encountering the wildlife of Sikkim like the “red pandas”, and ethnic Nepalese communities to reach the white haven.
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6. Mustang Trek
This is a trek that offers a glimpse into the topography of Tibet from the 16th-century rock carvings inside caves to the ancient monasteries in semi-arid desert landscapes. It is a testing trek no doubt but a rewarding one with the deepest canyon in the world - the Kali Gandaki River gorge. The location of Muktinath temple is breathtaking at 3800m. The highest point of the trek is 4230m at Marana La which can take around 15 days to reach.
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7. Manaslu Circuit Trek
Mount Manaslu spirals around the borders of Tibet and Nepal. The high passes of Larkya Pass, in the embodiment of Buddhist monasteries, and villages form the basis of splendid endeavors. It’s a 14-day trek which will break through your cliched notions of natural wonders in just 17 days. The picturesque scenic view is visible on every step at this trek.
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8. Gokyo Ri Trek
Widely known as the Gokyo Lakes Trek, this venture is compared equally in comparison to the Everest Base Camp Trek, because of the similarity in the blissful peak frames of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Machapuchare, etc. Enjoy the liberty of glancing at the multiple glacial lakes during this trek. The highest elevation of this trek is the Gokyo Ri peak at 5357m, usually covered in 11-days.
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9. Dolpo Trek
The Upper Dolpo region is famous for the exhilarating experience it naturally delivers to the tourists. This destination holds an interesting vibe of the ancient architectural gompas, Lake Phoksondu, and the real stories of the famous 1978 book of Peter Matthiessen - The Snow Leopard.
Here, pre-Buddhist and Bon-Po religions are still practiced. Jayanta Pass (5221m) is the highest point of this trek which is covered in 8-27 days apparently.
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10. Annapurna Circuit Trek
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