Top ten best trekking in Nepal

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Nepal is one of the famous countries in the world for adventurous trekking and hiking. Known as the country of Himalaya, Trekking in Nepal offers spectacular trekking in some of the highest panoramic peaks in the world. Nepal is the home of World’s highest peaks-Mt. Everest, which makes trekking even more fascinating in Nepal. Rich in culture, history, natural landscapes, mountains, and much more scenic beauty, there is no any better destination than Nepal to spend the vacations.

Probably, Trekking in Nepal is most popular activity to do. Trekking in Nepal is another alternative way to get yourself assimilated with lifestyle, culture and tradition of the local people. In Nepal some trekking are very strenuous whereas some trekking are very easy, according to the preference of the trekkers they can explore the beauty of Nepal. So, if you seeking for best trekking in Nepal, then here are the top ten trekking in Nepal:

Everest Base Camp Trek:

Everest Base Camp trek probably the most visited trekking destination of Nepal. Trekking in Khumbu region offers you spectacular scenery of Natural beauty along with panoramic peaks. This famous trek to Everest Base Camp covers all the best elements and features of trekking in the Khumbu region and to the base camp of world’s highest peak-Mt. Everest (8848m). The trail goes along the way of Sagarmath National Park, where trekkers can experience varieties of species of Himalayan wild animals and vegetation. Similarly, eye catching views of Mt. Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and many more peaks, as this trek offers a high-class trekking experience. On the way to Base Camp, trekkers may visit Tengboche Monastery and know the ancient history of the religion followed by the people of Khumbu region. After reaching Base camp, great sights of world’s tallest peak is very enjoyable to watch along with the presence of ice falls and Khumbu glaciers. So, this trek is one the adventurous trek in Nepal that one must try it once in a life time.

Max-altitude: 5364 m
Difficulty: Challenging
Trek starts: Lukla
Trek ends: Lukla
Best Season: March to May and October to December
Accommodation: Hotels and Local Lodges

Annapurna Circuit Trek:

Annapurna Cicuit trek in Annapurna Region is another typical Himalayan trek in Nepal which offers spectacular natural diversity and amazing views of snowcapped peaks. This classical trek to Annapurna circuit, rises up to stunning Thorang La Pass at the elevation of 5416 meter. Mind blowing views of mountains can be seen along the circuit such as Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, and the Paungda Danda. Other number of peaks from 6000-8000 meter are also rises from the Annapurna Range. The trail passes through beautiful valleys, Kali-Gandaki Gorge, paddy fields, sub-tropical forests, several waterfalls and gigantic cliffs, leads towards adventurous Annapurna circuit. Passing through the villages of different ethnic groups, this trek allows travelers to get to know about the life style of people living in Annapurna region. So this trek is another must do trekking trail in Nepal.

Max-altitude: 5416 m
Destination: Nepal
Difficulty: Moderate
Trek starts: Besisahar
Best Season: March to May and October to November

Manaslu Circuit Trek:

Mansalu Circuit trek offers a blistering experience of glorious Himalayas of Nepal-tibet border in Manaslu region. Situated at the east of Annapurna, Manaslu Himal is the eighth highest peak in the world. Manaslu circuit trek takes through stunning Larkey La pass which provides jaw dropping views of Manaslu. The trail begins from Aarughat then routes goes through panoramic peaks, Hindu and Tibetan style villages, isolated region, culturally fascinating vicinity of ancient Buddhist Monasteries and stunning landscapes. On the way to Manaslu, the trail passes through the ancient salt trading route and trekkers even can enjoy fast flowing white water of Budhi Gandaki River. Another exciting feature of this trek is Mansalu conservation Area where varieties of Himalayan animals and vegetation are preserved. Thus, thi trek is one of the best trek in Nepal which offers fabulous experience of scenic beauty of Himalayan region.

Max-altitude: 5115 m at Larkey La pass
Destination: Nepal
Duration: 15 days
Difficulty: Challenging
Best Season: March-May and October-November
Accommodation: Hotels and Local Lodges.

Upper Mustang Trek:

Upper Mustang trek, one of the rain shadowed regions, offers most distinguished and unique trekking experience in remote trans-Himalayan mountain region of Nepal. Upper Mustang in also known as “Mini Tibet” or “Mountain Desert”. Situated near to the Tibetan Border, culture and the landscapes is somehow similar to Tibetan. Considered as the mystique and last forbidden Kingdom in Nepal, trekking route up to Upper Mustang was opened for foreigner in 1992. Trek to Upper Mustang offers jaw dropping views of beautiful Trans Himalayan landscapes, ancient Tibetan Buddhist Shrines like Stupas, Chortens, Prayer walls, Century old monasteries, and let the trekkers interact with the local people experiences their unique culture and tradition. Likewise those who wants to experience the local living of isolated region then trek to Lo Manthang would be ideal. During this trek mind blowing views of snowcapped peaks such as Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and many other ranges can be observed. This trek up to Upper Mustang would be one of the most adventurous journey that you would ever had.

Max-altitude: 3810 m
Duration: 14 days
Difficulty: Moderate and hard
Destination: Nepal
Best Season: March-May and October-November

Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

Annapurna Base camp is second most visited trekking destination of Nepal after EBC trek. Annapurna Base camp trek offers fabulous mountain scenery, spectacular glaciers, beautiful villages, high passes, and picturesque valleys. Magnificent views of sparkling panoramic peaks like Dhaulagiri, Himchuli (6441m), Macchapuchre (6993m), Annapurna I (8091m), Gangapurna (7485m) and many more ranges can be observed during the trail. From Annapurna Base Camp jaw dropping views of glaciers and mountain views can be witnessed. Similarly trail passes through different Magar and Gurung settlements, which allow travelers to experience the unique life style and culture of Magar and Gurung ethnic groups. This trek is perfect mixture of vivid natural beauty and rich cultural variety of Annapurna region. This is one of the must do trekking destination of Nepal which offers spectacular Himalayan adventure of Nepal.

Destination: Nepal
Max-altitude: 4130 m
Duration: 13 days
Difficulty: Moderate
Accommodation: Hotels and Local Lodges

Everest Gokyo Lake trek:

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is another mighty trekking experience in Everest Region of Nepal. This adventurous trek offers glittering views of panoramic peaks, exotic scenery views, and takes you through the beautiful valley of Gokyo. Trekking through the valley of Gokyo offers splendid views of mountains and stunning landscapes. Upon Reaching to the view point of this Trek-Gokyo Ri, you are rewarded by the excellent views of Mt. Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu and many more peaks above 8000 meters. The main highlights of this trek is fresh water lake system of Gokyo which is considered as sacred lakes for both Hindu and Buddhist Pilgrims. Likewise outstanding views of Ngozumpa Glacier (largest glacier of Nepal) can be experienced from Gokyo Ri. Trail along the Everest region takes us through the Sherpa Villages which is a golden opportunity for trekkers to interact with local people and experience their unique culture. So this trek is ample chance for any trekkers to explore Everest Region of Nepal.

Max-altitide: 5357 m
Destination: Nepal
Duration: 12 days
Difficulty: Moderate
Best Season: March-May and October-November
Accommodation: Hotels and Local Lodges

Langtang Valley Trek

Trekking in off beaten trail of Langtang region-Langtang Valley trek presents gentle walks in Himalayas, cross along the dramatic ridges through beautiful villages inhabited by Tibetans, Tamangs and Sherpa. Located at the northern side of Kathmandu valley, Langtang trek is one of the top trekking destination of Nepal that offers Spectacular mountain views, isolated villages, old and ancient monstries, Mani walls, prayer Flags and scenic beauty. Though Langtang valley is totally dominated by Mt. Lirung (7246m), dazzling views of other famous peaks such as Dorje Lakpa, Mt. Gaurishankar, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Yala Peak, Langshisha Ri, and Naya Kanga can be witnessed. Himalayan cattle grazing in beautiful meadow is another beautiful sight to watch out for during the trail of this trek. Unspoiled cultural practices of Tibetan people, Tamang and Sherpa is another fascinating feature of this trek. So, this trek is a perfect choice for those who are seeking to explore rich Tamang culture, stunning landscapes and vegetation of Langtang region.

Max-altitude: 4984 m
Destination; Nepal
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 10 days
Accommodation: Hotels and Local Lodges

Kanchenjunga Trek:

Kanchenjunga is the 3rd highest peak in the world which is situated in Eastern Nepal closer to the border of Sikkim. Kanchenjunga carries its own religious significance as people of Darjeeling and Sikkim worships this peak. Trekking through the off beaten trail, this trek offers wonderful views of sparkling snowcapped peaks, exotic landscapes, and mesmerizing scenic beauty of Himalayan region. Famous peaks like Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Makalu (8201m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m) and many other peaks below 8000 meters can be seen during the trek. Likewise trekking in Kanchenjunga offers lush and beautiful vegetation and numerous species of flora and fauna of eastern region of Nepal can be experienced. Kanchenjunga is the main habitat of Asia’s most exotic wildlife. Rai and Limbu are the major ethnic groups settled down in this region. So, in order to experience wild adventure and pure natural beauty, Kanchenjunga trek is perfect.

Max-altitude: 5120 m
Duration: 24 days
Destination: Nepal
Difficulty: Challenging
Accommodations: Hotels and Local Lodges

Upper Dolpo Trek:

Upper Dolpo is one of the isolated and untouched area of Nepal located near to the Tibetan border of Nepal. The trekking route to upper Dolpo was opened in late eighties, since then Upper Dolpo Trek has been famous among the adventurous trekking route. The trail up to Upper Dolpo passes through beautiful valleys, unique places, local habitat, insane mountain peaks, high passes and lush green forests. Trek to Upper Dolpo offers a miraculous views of spectacular landscapes, enthralling Shey-Phoksundo Lake-deepest Lake of Nepal, century old monasteries and isolated villages. Upper Dolpo was also ancient Trans-Himalayan trading route of Nepal. Another interesting fact about Dolpo is; Oscar nominated movie Caravan- Nepal’s first English Subtitled movie was filmed in Dolpo region. Almost all the people settled down in Dolpo are Tibetan and follow the Tibetan culture. So explore isolated region of Nepal along with beautiful mountain views and stunning landscapes.
Max-altitude: 5250, Kang La Pass

Duration: 22 days
Difficulty: Moderate
Destination: Nepal
Accommodation: Camping
Best season: March-May and October-November

Makalu Base Camp Trek

Makalu Base camp is one of the popular trekking route of Nepal, situated in Mahalangur Himalayan Range, offers excellent opportunity to explore high-altitude terrains, snow-covered landscapes, and ethnic Himalayan lifestyle. Mt. Makalu is the fifth highest peak of the world, whose shape is a four shided pyramid. Because of off-beaten trekking trails and remote accessibility, only few numbers of trekkers visit Makalu Base camp annually. The trail goes through attractive Arun Valley and passes by Makalu Barun National park-home of numerous species of wild animals and birds. Chamlang Himal and Barun valley are the major highlight of this trek. Trekking in one of the most isolated region makes journey even more thrilling. Passing by different beautiful villages, trekkers get opportunity to interact with the local people. Therefore, Makalu Base camp Trek is ideal for those who has enthusiasm of exploring most isolated region of Nepal along with pristine natural habitat.

Max-altitude: 4807 m
Duration: 18 days
Difficulty: Challenging
Destination: Nepal
Accommodation: Camping
Best Season; March-May and October-November

Source: Adventure Discovery Treks blog update

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