15 Best Treks in Nepal

 

Nepal is a perfect spot for experience, profound purifying, and social experiences. There are plenty of alternatives for you to browse when you are in Nepal-trekking, mountaineering, climbing, boating, and wilderness safari. Adventurous travelers can find may best treks in Nepal for their holidays. If you wish to take a crack at the ethnic and social festivals, the various territories of this nation will offer you the best recollections.

As of late, Nepal has become a well-known trekking goal on the planet. You can appreciate gentle strolls to the amazing treks in a similar nation.

Here are 15 best treks in Nepal where you can explore and experience different outdoor activities:

1. Everest Base Camp Trek

Maximum Elevation: 5,545 meters, Kala Patthar

Trek Duration: 12 days

Trek Category: Moderate

Accommodation Type: Teahouse

Best Season: March-May and October-November

Trek Restrictions: No

Trek Permits: TIMS, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

Everest Base Camp trek is one of the awesome and most trekked routes in Nepal. Many trekkers want to walk to the Sagarmatha region to explore the attraction view. This trek starts from Lukla- a flight at Kathmandu.

By the side, the typical Sherpa culture and ancient monasteries, different glaciers, landscapes of this route make your trek more attractive and adventurous.

The helicopter can also be used to do this trek. Everest Base Tour is the best option for those trekkers who don’t want to hike but also eager to explore Everest. EBC is the best treks in Nepal to see world highest mountain- Everest.

Highlights

  • Biggest Monastery, Tengboche Monastery
  • Gateway of Everest Base Camp- Namche Bazar
  • Kala Pathar- Viewpoint of Everest and several peaks
  • Khumbu Glacier
  • Visit a school and hospital made by Sir Edmund Hillary in Khumjung.

2. Annapurna Circuit Trek

Maximum Elevation: 5416 meters, Thorong La Pass

Trek Duration: 15 days

Trek Category: Moderate

Accommodation Type: Teahouse

Best Season: March-May, and October- November

Trek Restrictions: No

Trek Permits: TIMS, ACAP

Annapurna Circuit Trek is an amazing trek in the lower Annapurna region. These treks lead you to the lush forests, alpine timberlands, and desert places like Manang and Mustang. Furthermore, you can see the majestic view of Annapurna Ranges during your whole trek. These treks offer a diverse trek route where you can get the opportunity to collect the memories as much as you want. Round Annapurna is an another best treks in Nepal to spend your holidays.

Highlights

  • One of the Pass in the world- Thorong La Pass
  • Highest Lake in the world- Tilicho Lake
  • Ethnic town of Gurung and Magar
  • Deepest George in the world- Kali Gandaki George
  • Amazing waterfalls and Hot spring made by nature at Tatopani.

3. Chisapani- Nagarkot Trek

Maximum Elevation: 2175 meters, Nagarkot

Trek Duration: 3 days

Trek Category: Easy

Accommodation Type: Hotels, Resorts, lodges

Best Season: Whole year

Trek Restrictions: No

Trek Permits: SNP

Chisapani-Nagarkot is one of the easiest and short treks around the valley. In transit, you will walk through evergreen forests through your trek. Sometimes you can observe wild animals like Tiger, Monkey, Wild Pig, etc.

Your trek begins from Sundarijal- a short and easy drive towards the north of Kathmandu Valley. It is highly profounded by those who wish you to enjoy the energetic view and a bit walk from Valley.

Highlights

  • Amazing waterfalls and rivers during the trek.
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Awesome sunrise view
  • Stunning views of Himalayas

4. Ghandruk Trek

Maximum Elevation: 1,940 meters

Trek Duration: 4 days

Trek Category: Easy

Accommodation Type: Teahouse

Best Season: All year round

Trek Restrictions: No

Trek Permits: TIMS and ACAP

Ghandruk Village trek is an amazing trek where you can observe the lifestyle of Gurung People. As a bonus, you can observe Annapurna south, Huinchuli, Fishtail, and other small peaks. Ghandruk is the easy gateway to Annapurna Base Camp trek. Walking on the foothill, you can observe several tourist activities, a museum in the village add more joy and excitement. Walking through lush forests, colorful Rhododendron forests are awesome feelings for trekkers. Because of its natural beauty, this routes is known as the best treks of Nepal.

Highlights

  • Amazing easy and short trek
  • Near mountain views
  • Gateway of Everest Base Camp
  • Familiar with unique Gurung culture
  • The local lifestyle of People in Ghandruk

5. Dhampus Village Trek

Maximum Elevation: 1,700 meters

Trek Duration: 5 days

Trek Category: Easy

Accommodation Type: Teahouse

Best Season: All year round

Trek Restrictions: No

Trek Permits: No

Dhampus Village Trek is a short and easy trek in the Annapurna region. With the stunning view of the mountains, it is breathtaking. The amazing view of Pokhara valley, World Peace Pagoda, and Phewa Lake are the most attraction for this place. Exploring mountains nearby you is such an amazing feeling for every trekker. On this trek, you will observe amazing countryside views, landscapes, and Lush forests.

Highlights

  • Sunrise and Sunset view from the top of the hill
  • Interact about Gurung culture with local people
  • Participate in Cultural Programmes
  • Amazing view of Himalayas.

6. Rara Lake Trek

Maximum Elevation: 3,710 meters

Trek Duration: 10-11 days

Trek Category: Difficult

Accommodation Type:  Camping

Best Season: March- December

Trek Restrictions: Yes

Trek Permits: RNPEP

Rara Lake is also known as “Queen of Lake”. It is situated in the Mugu and Jumla district of Nepal. This trek leads you to the remote villages with an amazing natural view. Water in this lake is pure so that it makes Rara more beautiful. This trek starts from Jumla- after taking flight from Nepalgunj. You need to cross through old village Mincha which is also known as Buddhist Stupas. Rara is another best trek in Nepal for your holidays.

Highlights

  • The largest lake of Nepal – Rara Lake
  • Home for musk deer, Leopard and other wild animals – Rara National Park
  • Mixed ethnic culture of Gurung, Magar, and origin of Tibetan
  • Breathtaking views surround Rara Lake.

7. Langtang Valley Trek

Maximum Elevation: 4,984 meters, Tserko Ri

Trek Duration: 8 days

Trek Category: Moderate

Accommodation Type: Teahouse

Best Season: March-May, and October- November

Trek Restrictions: No

Trek Permits: TIMS and National Park Permits

Langtang Valley trek is the easiest and popular trek in Nepal. This trek is not so far from Kathmandu Valley. This trek starts from Syabrubeshi which is 9-10 hours far from Kathmandu by bus. In this trek, you will explore snow-capped mountains and landscapes. You will hike through lush forests, amazing mountain views, rhododendron, pine forests, rivers, and waterfalls. You will observe Mt. Langtang- Ri, Yala Peak, Kyanjin Peak, and other small peaks. You can visit Langtang National Park observing wild animals, different Flora and Faunas.

 Highlights

  • Flora and Faunas
  • Langtang National Park
  • Cheese Factories and Yak and Cow Farm
  • Gosaikunda- holy place of Hindu
  • Sunrise and Sunset views

8. Manaslu Circuit Trek

Maximum Elevation: 5,160 meters, Larkya Pass

Trek Duration: 14 days

Best Season: March-May, September – December

Trek Category: Difficult

Accommodation Type: Tea house

Trek Permits: TIMS, MCAP, RAP

Trek Restrictions: Yes

Mount Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world. In this Manaslu Circuit trek, you will revolve around the Manaslu. On the way to Manaslu, you will pass through many rivers, caves, and monasteries. You can observe the amazing view of the mountains and green hills. You can extend your trek up to 21 days with Tsum Valley.

Highlights

  • The highest pass of Manaslu region-Larkya La pass
  • Mu Gompa and Tsum valley
  • Amazing Gurung culture and traditions
  • Stunning view of Mountains
  • A less crowded place for Trekking.

9. Gokyo Valley Trek

Maximum Elevation: 5357 meters, Gokyo Ri

Trek Duration: 12 days

Best Season: March-May, and October- November

Trek Category: Difficult

Accommodation Type: Teahouse

Trek Permits: Yes

Trek Restrictions: Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit

Gokyo Valley is full of ice and glaciers. Ice lake is made in this Valley. This is the best treks destination in Nepal. It is difficult to trek in this valley. During your trek, you will pass through forests full of Rhododendron and oaks with diverse flora and fauna. This valley preserves the freshwater and wetlands. This valley is home for Tibetan, Sherpa, and Buddhist people with diverse cultures and traditions.

Highlights

  • 5 Green Lakes found in Gokyo Valley
  • Ngozumpa glacier-World’s biggest ice glaciers
  • The vantage point of mountain region-Gokyo Ri
  • Awesome Ice lake and glaciers

10. Upper Mustang Trek

Maximum Elevation: 3,810 meters, Dhakmar

Trek Duration: 14 days

Best Season: March to December

Trek Category: Moderate to difficult

Accommodation Type: Teahouse

Trek Permits: TACAP, RAP

Trek Restrictions: Yes

The Upper mustang trek offers a memorable and exciting trekking route in the Himalayan region of Nepal. During this trek, you will have an awesome view of Annapurna, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, and other peaks. White painted houses, extended barley fields, prayers flag, and other ancient things can be observed during this trek. The trails in this region follow the salt caravan route which was found many years ago. Upper mustang is the most visited treks in Nepal.

Highlights

  • The capital kingdom of Lo-Lo Manthang
  • Tibetan Lama Buddhist
  • Oldest Monasteries in the world-
  • The lifestyle of the Tibetan people
  • Caves and Buddhist Monasteries

11. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Maximum Elevation: 5,200 meters, Pang Pema

Trek Duration: 21 days

Best Season: March-May, and October- December

Trek Category: Difficult

Accommodation Type: Camping and Basic Teahouse

Trek Permits: TACAP, RAP

Trek Restrictions: Yes

Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world height consists of 8586 meters. During your trek in this region, you will pass through different lush forests of Rhododendron. This region is the habitat of Rais, Limbu, Sherpa, and Tibetan people. You can observe the view of the northern hill settlement of Eastern Nepal. You can observe the beautiful view of Annapurna mountain. Kanchenjunga trek starts from Suketar which is a 4-5 hour drive from Illam district. This trekking trail is counted as the best treks in Nepal but it’s difficult for moderate level hikers.

Highlights

  • Visit of Kanchanjunga Conservation Area
  • Walking on Lush Rhododendron forest
  • Border of Sikkim and Tibet
  • Yalung glacier(5143 meters)

12. Mardi Himal Trek

Maximum Elevation: 4,250 meters

Trek Duration: 7 days

Best Season: March-May, and September- December

Trek Category: Easy

Accommodation Type: Tea house and hotels

Trek Permits: Yes

Trek Restrictions: ACAP, TIMS

Mardi Himal is a short and easy trek in the surrounding of the Annapurna region. On this trek, you will walk through amazing villages and other landscapes. You will walk through Rhododendron forests. You can interact with local people and participate in cultural programs.

Highlights

  • High camp and Mardi Himal Base Camp
  • Awesome view of Himalayas
  • Amazing and stunning hills.
  • The vantage point of the Annapurna region.

13. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Maximum Elevation: 3210 meters, Poonhill

Trek Duration: 3 | 5 | 7 days (Multiple Options)

Best Season: All around the year

Trek Category: Easy

Accommodation Type: Teahouse

Trek Permits: TIMS, ACAP

Trek Restrictions: Yes

Ghorepani Poon Hill is an easy and short trek in the Annapurna region. This trek starts from Nayapool which is 45 minutes away from Pokhara valley. During this trek, you will observe the culture and religion of Gurung and Magar people. In this trek, you will walk through Rhododendron forests. From the top of Poon Hill, you can get a chance to observe sunset and sunrise views and different mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Manaslu, and other many more.

Highlights

  • Breathtaking view of sunrise and sunset
  • Forests full of Rhododendron
  • Culture and tradition of Magar and Gurung people
  • Paradise of Photographers

14. Nar Phu Valley Trek

Maximum Elevation: 5416 meters

Trek Duration: 18 days

Best Season: March-May, and October- November

Trek Category: Difficult

Accommodation Type: Teahouse

Trek Permits: RAP, ACAP

Trek Restrictions: Yes

This trek is difficult and wild in the Annapurna region. This trek starts from Jagat which follows the route of Annapurna circuit. The valley preserves past village and high altitude valley in this region. You can interact with the local people about their occupation, culture, and lifestyle in detail.

Highlights

  • Formation of rocks and glaciers
  • Restricted area
  • Ancient monasteries and stupas
  • Amazing view of Mountains- Annapurna panorama, Mt Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho peak.
  • Habitat of Buddhist people

15. Treks around Kathmandu Valley

Maximum Elevation: Depends on the hike

Trek Duration:  Multiple days Option

Best Season: All around the year

Trek Category: Easy

Accommodation Type: Lodges, Resorts, Hotels, Homestay

Trek Permits: No

Trek Restrictions: No

Kathmandu Valley is the capital city of Nepal. There are many hills to hike during holidays. Kathmandu Valley is surrounded by many hills. Walking through hill and watching Kathmandu valley feels awesome. Some treks that can be done inside Kathmandu valley are – Chandragiri trek, Champa Devi trek, Nagarjun-Jamachowk trek, and other many more. This trek can complete in one day inside the valley. You can extend your trek after adding a sub trek.

Highlights

  • City of Temples.
  • Forests surrounding the valley
  • The lifestyle of Local people
  • Favorable climate and moderate temperature
  • Cultural heritages and sites.