Top Best Trekking Destination in Nepal

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Thinking off getting Trekking this year than you should start doing research for the best trekking destination around globe. You might gonna stumble upon with Nepal. As Nepal hold title of best trekking destination and it has top 8 highest peak in the world. Each year Nepal attracts +10,000 trekkers around the globe, mainly visitor fascinated with Mt. Everest & Annapurna Himalayan Range.

Tough with Everest Base Camp Trek there are many other popular destination for trekking in Nepal, which will makes your trek adventurous and memorable.

The best trek for one can depend on his/her choice of difficulty, number of days for trekking, budget and trek style, etc. Here we have listed down the ten best treks in Nepal based on popularity, scenery, culture, and price.

Find out which trekking destination is best and meets your thrill.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

Manaslu Trek

Jomsom – Muktinath Trekking

Rara lake Trek

Gokyo Trekking

Langtang Trek

Upper Mustang

1.ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK (13-15 DAYS):

Annapurna Circuit Trek

OVERVIEW:

This is probably one of the world’s most beautiful treks. It takes you through a wonderful variety of landscapes and cultures for the subtropical lower Marsyangdi valley where the Gurung and the Thakali dominate to the northern arid Buddhist region. Along the Marsyangdi River, on easy trails and suspension bridges, through terraced fields and forests. You will slowly gain altitude and acclimatize. After leaving Pisang you will have an extreme up-close view of the Annapurnas II, III and IV. The area shadowed by the mighty Annapurnas supports little in the way of forests apart from Pine, Juniper and scrub rhododendron.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Gurung villages
  • forests of oak, magnolia and rhododendron.
  • Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna Fang, Annapurna I and III, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhre.

TREK FACTS:

  • Trekking days – 9 to 10 days
  • Max altitude – 5,416m/17,764ft
  • Type of trek – Lodge/Tea house
  • Trek grade – Moderate/Adventurous
  • Transport – Bus/Van/Car/Jeep
  • Meal – 3 meals a day in Tea House

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2. ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK (11-14 DAYS):

ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

OVERVIEW:

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region. The trail goes alongside terraced rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests and high altitude landscapes with the Annapurna Range in view most of the times.
The setting of Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m is unique and incredibly spectacular, set amidst the majestic peaks of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m).

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • An authentic and real trekking experience
  • Great trail and landscape, the closer you get to Annapurna Base Camp.
  • In close proximity to the city Pokhara, also worthwhile exploring after the trek.

TRIP FACTS:

  • Duration – 14 days
  • Trekking days – 7 days
  • Max altitude – 4,200m/ 13,776 ft
  • Trek grade – Moderate/Adventurous
  • Type of trek – Moderate
  • Difficulty – Normal

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3. EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK (12-13 DAYS):

Everest Base Camp Trek

OVERVIEW:

Everybody wants a glimpse of the world’s highest mountain and that’s the reason why the Everest Base Camp Trek is so popular. The trek has a number of stunning attrac- tions, not least of these is being able to say you’ve visited the highest mountain in the world. The trek gets you right into the high-altitude heart of the high Himalaya, more so than any other teahouse trek. There are some lovely villages and gompas (mon- asteries), and the friendly Sherpa people of the Solu Khumbu region make trekking through the area a joy. Most of the trek is through the Sagarmatha National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site (Sagarmatha is the Nepali name for Everest) and a refuge for musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan tahr, black bear and many spectacular types of irridescent pheasant.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Spectacular high mountain scenery
  • Sherpa culture
  • excellent lodges and views of beautiful Mt Ama Dablam

TRIP FACTS:

  •  Duration – 13 days
  • Trekking days – 10 days
  • Max altitude – 5,554m/ 18,221ft.
  • Type of trek – Lodge/Tea house
  • Trek grade – Moderate/Adventurous
  • Transport – Domestic Plane, bus, walking
  • Meal – 3 meals a day in Tea House

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4. MANASLU TREK (22-23 days):

Manaslu Trek

 

OVERVIEW:

Manaslu Trekking considered as one of the most challenging treks in Nepal, the Manaslu Circuit will reward the adventurous with an unparalleled alpine experience. Opened in 1992, this area offers a combination of rich culture heritage, unsurpassed beauty, and biological diversity. Manaslu, the 8th highest peak on the planet, locally known as the ‘mountain of the spirit’, is one of the most spectacular snow-peaks in Nepal, and the Manaslu Circuit trek, officially open for trekking in the early 90s, a cultural trek par excellence, without a doubt one of the best treks in Nepal.
HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The first part of the trail follows the Buri Gandaki, a deep, long river gorge, with many suspension bridge crossings.
  • You’ll trek from the subtropical jungle at lower elevations, through the Himalayan foothills to the high
  • Cold & challenging crossing of the Larkya La above 5,000 meters / 16,000 feet.

TRIP FACTS:

  • Duration – 23 days
  • Max altitude – 4930m
  • Type of trek – Lodge/Tea house
  • Trek grade – Extreme/Adventurous

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5. JOMSOM MUKTINATH TREKKING (11-14 DAYS):

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

OVERVIEW:

If you are looking for a different kind of the trekking experience of the place, far from the modernity, no any stress of any pollution a totally classic trek, Jomsom Muktinath trek can be the best option for you. The trekking ends to the height of 3750m in the Muktinath temple. Thus, the place is named after this temple as a Muktinath which resembles “the land of Salvation”. Also this Jomsom Muktinath Trek is known for splendid mountain views and some of the best trekking hotels are found on this route.
From Jomsom we can enjoy the views of the Nilgiri peaks as well as Dhaulagiri which is the sixth highest mountain in the world.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Unforgettable flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • Sunrise view over the Himalayas from Poon hill.
  • Taking Natural hot bath at hote spring at Tatopani.
  • Visit Marpha village and holy place Muktinath

TRIP FACTS:

  • Duration – 14 days
  • Max altitude – 3710m
  • Type of trek – Lodge/Tea house
  • Trek grade – Moderate/Adventurous

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6. RARA LAKE TREK (8-9 DAYS):

Rara lake Trek

OVERVIEW:

Rara Lake Treks is one of the most famous camping trekking destinations in Nepal which offers the remote wilderness of western Nepal and a superb experience of nature and a visit to Rara lake.
Rara Lake is the largest lake of Nepal, situated in Mugu district in the far western region of Nepal, near Gam Ghadi (district-headquarters of Mugu) and Talcha airstrip. It takes around 3 to 4 days of walking to reach Rara from Jumla.
The surface is around 8 square kilometer and the perimeter 9 kilometer. The length of the lake is 5 kilometers and it is 2 kilometers wide, the altitude around 3060 meter and the max. depth is 167 meter. Trekking in Rara Lake offers the best scenery on the north – western most side of Nepal.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Authentic culture, abundant wildlife and uncrowded trails
  • Spectacular setting of Rara Lake beneath snow-capped Himalaya
  • Pristine forests, high ridges and alpine meadows
  • Trek in Nepal`s wild west country

TRIP FACTS:

  • Duration : 8 days
  • Max altitude : 2980m
  • Type of trek : Lodge/Tea house

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7. GOKYO TREKKING (17-19 DAYS):

Gokyo Trekking

OVERVIEW:

Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek is a beautiful journey to the enticing Gokyo lakes and Gokyo Ri which is one of the most amazing viewpoints for great views of Everest and other Himalayas. The Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek is an alternative to classical treks in the Everest region. Instead, it takes us to the turquoise Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri which provides exceptional views of Everest and the Himalayas. We also get to marvel at the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and the Gokyo valley from Gokyo Ri.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Inspiring Mt Everest panorama veiws
  • Visit Gokyo’s stunning Emerald blue lakes
  • Climb Gokyo Ri and cross the challenging Cho La Pass
  • Lodge based trek

TRIP FACTS:

  • Trekking days – 16 days
  • Duration – 19 days
  • Max altitude – 5,554m/ 18,221ft.
  • Type of trek – Moderate
  • Trek grade – Vigorous
  • Transport – Domestic Plane, bus, walking
  • Meal – 3 meals a day in Tea House

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8. GHOREPANI – POON HILL TREKKING (8-10 DAYS):

GOREPANI TREKKING

OVERVIEW:

Ghorepani Poon hill trek in the famous Annapurna region. The most picturesque short trek in Nepal, this trek offers you unreal mountain scenery that will leave you breathless.
The trek offers the spectacular mountain scenery along with charming villages inhabited particularly by the Gurungs & Magars, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Peak) dominating the skyline.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Seven hour scenic drive to Pokhara
  • Walk around Phewa Lake
  • Enchanting Sunrise view from Poon hill (3210m)
  • Incredible view of Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna range
  • Walk through rhododendron forest
  • Visit pleasant Ghandrung Gurung village and Gurung museum
  • Beautiful terraces with rice field and farm house.

TRIP FACTS:

  • Duration : 10 days
  • Group size : 2 to 12
  • Difficulty : Moderate
  • Trek grade : Moderate/Adventurous
  • Transport : Domestic Plane, bus, walking

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9. LANGTANG TREK (7-10 DAYS):

LANGTANG TREK

 

OVERVIEW:

Langtang Valley is the nearest Himalayan Region from Kathmandu valley, few hours drive from Kathmandu will take you to the beautiful Langtang region. Despite being very close to Kathmandu, the Langtang Region is as wild as any Tibetan highlands with idyllic rural landscape. The people living in the highlands of the Langtang region are certainly Nepalese but being the descendant of the Tibetan origin, they look like the Tibetans. Hence, Langtang region is one of the most popular trekking regions for those wishing a short trek from Kathmandu into the Himalayas influenced by Tibetan lifestyle. Moreover, accompanying with the varieties of rhododendron, bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls and snow-capped Himalayas make the trek one of the most diverse treks nearby Kathmandu.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Langtang National Park
  • Kyangjing Gompa
  • Yak Cheese factory
  • typical Tamang villages
  • Diversity of flora and fauna.

TRIP FACTS

  • Duration – 7 to 11 days
  • Max-Altitude -5,000m/16,347ft
  • Trek grade – Moderate

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10. UPPER MUSTANG (13-15 DAYS):

UPPER MUSTANG

 

OVERVIEW:

Upper Mustang is one of this breathtakingly beautiful region’s most interesting and far-flung treks, following old salt-trade caravan trails into Mustang’s most remote areas. Situated in the rain shadow of the Dhaulagiri range, the Buddhist kingdom of Mustang is one of Nepal’s most diverse and spectacularly beautiful regions. Sculpted canyons and fantastic rock formations, traditional, white-washed Tibetan-style villages, crumbling fortresses, royal palaces, unexplored cave complexes, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and Himalayan snow-peaks characterize this spectacular region, a thumb sticking up into the Tibetan plateau.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Exploring the Kali Gandaki River valley
  • Forbidden kingdom of Mustang
  • Picturesque views of the Himalayas
  • Visiting the captial of Mustang “The Lo Manthang”

TRIP FACTS:

  • Duration : 15 days
  • Type of trek : Lodge/Tea house
  • Trek grade – Moderate
  • Max altitude – 4090m ( or 4210m on longer itinerary)

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The above list of Trekking location is based on data of 2015 by Nepal Tourism Board.

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