Trekking gives you the lifetime adventure. You can experience exotic wildlife and vegetation, and the stunning panorama of the mountains. Trekking destinations of Nepal is well known worldwide too. Among all the trekking destinations here are some of the best trekking destinations in Nepal.
Best 10 Trekking Destinations in Nepal
1. Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp is one of the best trekking destinations. You can experience magnificent views. This would be one of the most important treks in your life where you can explore Himalayas, culture of Sherpas and experience the suspension bridge.
This trek route starts from the village of Lukla, which is at the height of 2,860m high from the sea level. The journey begins with the forty minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This is an exciting start to the journey. From Lukla, you have to trek to Phakding and to Namche Bazar. You can experience the glory of walking from Lukla to Base camp. You will pass through high hills with scenery, roaring of Dudhkoshi and many Buddhist Monasteries. You can also observe many wildlife and birds in the tree.
When you reach Namche you will be excited because of the people’s living standard and development of modern technology. You can have access to email internet. From Namche, you have to walk around 8 hours to reach Tengboche. It begins with the steep roads. The atmosphere change so quickly. After some time of your journey, you have to walk downhill. Tengboche hill is located at an altitude of 3,860 meters from sea level. The final destination of our trek will be Everest Base camp at the height of 5,545meters. You can reach up to Kalapathhar, 5,600 meters. You can view the many Himalayas from this place. Like Mt. Everest Mt.Thamserku, Mt. Khangtega, Mt. Amadablam, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Nuptse, Mt. Pomari, Mt. Kwangde-Ri, Mt.Makalu and many other.
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2. Annapurna Circuit
Annapurna circuit is one the famous trekking routes in Nepal. This will be the best option to explore the cultural and natural diversity. In this trek, you can view Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, Langtang and Manaslu. In recent years some roads have been built. You can start your journey from Besisahar, a seven-hour drive from Kathmandu. You can have the experience of steel bridges. The teahouse is available with accommodation. In the morning time, you can glimpse mountains clearly.
The trek rises to an altitude of 5,416m on the Thorung La pass, which is the World Widest pass. The trek touches two different river valleys. Numerous peaks of 6000-8000 rise from the Annapurna range. The trek begins at Besisahar or Bhulbhule in the Marshyangdi river valley and concludes in the Kali Gandaki Gorge. The trek is filled with nature’s magnificence as you pass through the rich fauna and flora with the pleasing view of the Annapurna Range. While trekking through the rich rhododendron and oak forest, you get to relax. Best season to trek in this route is from March to May and September to October.
3. Annapurna Base Camp
This is one of the most popular treks in the world known as Annapurna Sanctuary. World 10th highest peak Annapurna stands at 8091 meters and the Annapurna Base Camp at the height of 4130m. Trek also starts and ends in Pokhara, second biggest city and naturally blessed place. Annapurna Base Camp trek is also popular for exploring Flora and Fauna and animals.
The Annapurna Base Camp route goes through various terrains, from jungle to high alpine, through a lush valley and up to arid peaks passing villages dominated by rich Buddhist culture through the world’s deepest gorge. This place allows you to see Annapurna Everest from the near view which is the awesome glimpse.
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4. Poonhill Trek
Poonhill trek is the famous region in Annapurna region. This trek offers you unreal mountain scenery. You will experience sunrise at Poon Hill, with breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Sanctuary, including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Hiunchuli. The main gateway to the Ghorepani Poon hill trek is Pokhara and you have to drive to Nayapul about one hour and the trek begins.
The whole of Ghorepani is densely forested with beautiful rhododendron trees. You will enjoy the beauty of nature as you cross small beautiful mountain streams, green hills that overlook the white Himalayan peaks and eventually watch the sunrise over the Annapurna mountain range. Poonhill is also the way to Ghandruk which is famous for trekking from where you can see best views of Annapurna South and Fishtail Mountain.
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5. Langtang Trek
This trek route is the most accessible of all the trekking regions. Langtang is the valley of glaciers and it is one of the nearest trekking destinations from Kathmandu This place delivers more amazing views in a short time than any other trekking route only with the height of 4,984 meters.
Main trek routes in the Langtang National Park are Langtang Village, Gosaikunda Lake, and Ganja La high pass. This trek explores the unique culture of Tamang community and an opportunity to view the beautiful glaciers at a low altitude. October and December are the best months to trek in this region. This place is even possible to trek individually and this trek also provides a bit chance to glimpse Red Panda.
6. Manaslu Trek
This is the best trek route in Nepal. This trek is also taken as the alternative to Annapurna circuit. This route reaches up to Larkya Pass with an altitude of 5,135meter. The best months are March, April, May and the last week in September to mid-December. The trek goes around the stunning Mount Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world. This place is highly influenced by Tibetan culture.
This route offers a fantastic experience of the journey to explore the scenic beauty, secluded from outside world. This trekking route is considered as one of the best routes as well as the most dangerous too. The Government of Nepal has also made the restriction for tourist to trek. At least one Nepali guide is required for two tourists for their safety.
7. Everest Base Camp 3
This trek route is one of the most interesting as well as challenging. The trek takes you across three high mountain passes of Kongma La 5,540meter, Cho La 5,335 meter, and Renjo La 5,400 meter. Among these three Kongma La is most challenging one. This place is secluded from the outer world and the climate change frequently in this route.
You can experience remote villages and mountainous areas. The landscapes include the Himalayan panorama, which gradually comes closer and becomes more wonderful as the trek goes higher to Everest Base Camp. Best season to trek in this route is September and November.
Gokyo is situated in the west of Base Camp trek of Mount Everest. This is the biggest glacier of Nepal and the most attractive region in the Khumbu area with an altitude of 5,357meter. Gokyo lakes and Gokyo Ri which is one of the most amazing viewpoints for great views of Everest and the other Himalayas.
Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri trek is for those who like to walk in the Everest region without the physical stress of reaching the base camp of Everest. The views of the five Emerald Lakes together in the shadow of the majestic mountain peaks in the Gokyo Valley are the main highlight of the Trek.
9. Upper Mustang
Upper Mustang is one of the most fantastic trekking routes for its exotic landscape, barren hills with an altitude of 3,810 meters. You can easily be influenced by the unique Tibetan culture. This place is also known as ‘Mini Tibet of Nepal’. This place was forbidden for the long time and this seclusion help to preserve their culture for a long time. Upper Mustang is a perfect destination where the generous scope is offered for visiting Buddhists Monasteries.
Trek begins from Jomsom – reachable by flight and accessible by walk from Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Tatopani-Jomsom and Kali Gandaki Valley trekking route. The Lo Manthang, the capital of Upper Mustang, lies in the remote Himalaya desert behind the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges, is an antique Tibetan Village, with rare medieval Buddhist arts and exotic culture. Trek begins from Jomsom – reachable by flight and accessible by walk from Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Tatopani-Jomsom and Kali Gandaki Valley trekking route.
10. Upper Dolpo
This trekking route is one of the most challenging trekking routes as well as most attractive, situated in the western part of Nepal. The culture of this region is untouched by the modern world. This trekking route passed through mountain ranges like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Kanjirowa and so on. The trail requires crossing of the three high passes Magdala La 5350meter, Shey La 5000meter and Jeng La 5110meter.
This place is also famous for Snow leopard and blue sheep. Peter Matthiessen in his book ‘The Snow Leopard’ is able to describe the mystique and attraction of Dolpo. Shey Gompa monastery and the Shey Phoksundo Lake are the popular places in Upper Dolpo. A porter for minimum two tourists is a requirement to get trek permit in this place.