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Going trekking in Nepal? take a look at our top 12 best trekking routes in Nepal lists. Pick one of these trekking packages for your holidays in Nepal. Consider a government registered trekking company for planning your walking holidays to Himalayas. Enjoy your trip in Nepal!!!

1.    Mardi Himal Trek – 7-8 days Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

 

This trek is a short and spectacular trip to the Annapurna region which starts from Kande, an hour and a half trip from Pokhara. It is a 7 to 8 days moderately difficult trek with the maximum altitude reaching up to 3550 meters. Trekking to the Mardi Himal base camp is also called as the journey to the hidden gem.

Highlights:

•    Marvelous Rhododendron forest.
•    Wonderful panorama of the entire Annapurna range as well as the fishtail mountain can be viewed from the top.
•    It can also be joined with the Annapurna Base Camp trekking.
•    Breathtaking glacial valleys and landscapes of Annapurna.

Lowlight

•    The trek is harsh slippery to slogging ahead till the mardihimal base camp.
Trekking Facts
•    Trekking Difficulty—Level-2 moderately difficult
•    Remoteness—Not Remote
•    Pricing—Cheap
•    Best season—Oct-Dec, Mar-May
•    Accommodation type— Hotels and Home stay
•    Restricted permits—No
•    Max elevation—High camp (3550 meters)
•    Accessible during winter—Yes

2 .Ghrepani-Poonhill trek—5-7 days trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

 

The Poon hill situated at the foothills of the majestic Annapurna mountain range is one of the best trekking destination you must visit. Pun Hill, standing 3210 meters above the sea level, offers uninterrupted and panoramic view of dozens of mountains of the Great Himalayan Range. There is a unique experience in Annapurna foothills along with the charming settlements of ethnic communities of Nepal.

Highlights:

•    Striking panorama of the huge mountains including Annapurna, Machhapuchre and LamjungHimal.
•    Phenomenal sunrise from poon hill.
•    Trek culturally rich with villages of Magar and Gurungs with the former gurkha soldiers.

Lowlight

•    The stairs may cause difficulty while trekking
Trekking Facts
•    Trekking Difficulty—Level-1 to 2  easy to moderate difficulty
•    Remoteness—Not Remote
•    Pricing—Cheap
•    Best season—Oct-Nov, Mar-May
•    Accommodation type— Guest houses and Lodges
•    Restricted permits—No
•    Max elevation—3210 –poon hill
•    Accessible during winter—Yes

3 . Annapurna Base Camp Trek—9-10 days trek 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek probably the best legendary and classical treks in the world offers breathe stopping Mountain View, give opportunity to experience the typical Nepali village, local people and their way of living traditional life in Himalaya of Nepal. Many people trek the circuit Nayapul-Ghorepani-Ghandruk-Nayapul, which is very rewarding in itself. This trek can easily be done with children as well.

Highlights

•    There is a natural hot spring where you can cleanse yourself spiritually in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains
•    The trek offers breathe stopping Mountain View, give opportunity to experience the typical Nepali village.
•    Mostly there are Gurung and Magar people in the area, famous for Gurkha regiment. So y
•    You can interact to the locals and explore more cultural and traditional heritages in Himalaya.

Lowlight

•    You may encounter quite a many stairs during your trek.

Trekking Facts

•    Trekking Difficulty—Level-2 moderate
•    Remoteness—Not Remote
•    Pricing—Cheap
•    Best season—Oct-Nov, Mar-May
•    Accommodation type— Guest houses and lodges
•    Restricted permits—No
•    Max elevation—Annapurna Base Camp (4320 meters)
•    Accessible during winter—Yes

4. Langtang trek—7-13 days trek

Langtang Valley Trek

 

Langtang area is toward the north of Kathmandu Valley. The scenery here is spectacular, and the trek more adventurous as the area is visited by fewer tourists. The area was designated Nepal's first Himalayan National Park in 1971; it is inhabited by Tamang and Sherpa people whose religious practices, language and dress are much more similar to those of Tibet. Most of the trekking routes in Helambu and Langtang are well served with tea-houses making independent trekking quite possible.

Highlights

•    The trek reaching at the Tserko peak reaching at the altitude of 4994 meters.
•    The trek is very rich in Tibetan art and culture.
•    The great scene of Himalayas from the peak.

Lowlight

•    The trail is almost the same throughout the trek.

Trek Facts

•    Trekking Difficulty—Level-3 moderate difficulty
•    Remoteness—Not Remote to Remote
•    Pricing—Cheap
•    Best season—Oct-Nov, Mar-May
•    Accommodation type— Guest houses and Lodges
•    Restricted permits—No
•    Max elevation—4994 –TserkoRi
•    Accessible during winter—Yes

5. Manaslu Trekking — 15 days trek 

 
Manaslu Trekking

The Manaslu circuit is a well-known and much loved trail in Nepal’s Himalayan landscapes, which provides great views of some of the highest mountains in the world, giving this area a heady mix of rich cultural heritage, a genuine outing in the outback. Manaslu region is located in the western part of Nepal; Mt. Manaslu at [8163m] is the eighth highest peaks in the world which opened its routes for trekking only in 1992 AD.

Highlights

•    Best views of Himalayas range.
•    Very beautiful backdrop of Ganesh Himal mountain range.
•    Visit remote part of Nepal and many verities of Culture and nature.

Lowlight

•    The scarce in the accommodation may occur during the high trekking season

Trekking Facts

•    Trekking Difficulty—Level-4 hard 
•    Remoteness—Remote
•    Pricing—Medium
•    Best season—Oct-Nov, Mar-May
•    Accommodation type— Guest houses and lodges
•    Restricted permits—At least two trekkers along with a guide is need.
•    Max elevation—Larke pass (5150 meters)
•    Accessible during winter—mostly Yes but may not be accessible in extreme conditions.


6 . Everest Base Camp Trek (14-16 days trekking)

Everest Base Camp Trek

 

Trekking along the classic Everest Base Camp trail, trekkers savor many cultural and natural delights, the Everest Region has to offer. The trek to Everest Base Camp is among the most dramatic and picturesque in the Himalaya. The scenery is varied and spectacular, the lodgings and tracks are of a very high standard, and the interaction with the local Sherpa people is truly memorable. It is the one of most popular tea house trekking in Nepal that the most of trekkers want to make it once in a lifetime when they are in Nepal.

Highlights

•    The whole view of Everest, the highest peak in the world.
•    The floral and faunal biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park.
•    Theauthentic Sherpa culture in the mountainous villages that we encounter during our Everest Base Camp Trek and the warm hospitality of the families of inborn mountaineers.

Lowlights

•    The trail is more or less the same during the trek

Trekking Facts

•    Trekking Difficulty—Level-3 medium difficulty
•    Remoteness—Not Remote (due to the hotels lodges and people)
•    Pricing—Medium
•    Best season—Autumn (Oct-Nov), Spring (Mar-May)
•    Accommodation type— Guest houses and Lodges
•    Restricted permits—No
•    Max elevation—5600 meters at kalpatthar
•    Accessible during winter—Yes

7 Rara Lake Trek – 10-12 days trek

Rara Lake Trek

 

Rara Lake is the biggest lake in Nepal. The enchanting lake is situated inside Rara National Park at an altitude of 2,980 m (9,837 ft). The clean lake and its surroundings attract numerous wild lives and home variety of flora and fauna. Starting from a beautiful town in western Nepal named Jumla, the trek trail proceeds along a range of majestic Himalayan peaks and the daunting terrain of Dolpo region.

Highlights

•    The trek takes you through the beaten path of black bear and musk dear habitat through the rural villages.
•    The lakeshore of rara lake at the altitude of 2990 meters is the centre of attraction of the trek.
•    The park includes Trans- Himalayan valley with high ridges covered with forest and alpine pastures.

Lowlight

•    You'll trek up and down on more or less the same trail.

Trekking Facts

•    Trekking Difficulty—moderate difficulty 
•    Remoteness—Remote
•    Pricing—Medium
•    Best season—Oct-Nov, Mar-May
•    Accommodation type— Guest houses and lodges
•    Restricted permits—No but permit for national park is needed.
•    Max elevation—3710 meters
•    Accessible during winter—mostly Yes but may not be accessible in extreme conditions.

8. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek – 20 days trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

 

The Kanchenjunga Trek is a long and challenging trek requiring a good degree of fitness. The rugged trails into this remote terrain do not see many trekkers. In this trek we reach the base of Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586 m) which  is the world’s third highest mountain. Kanchenjunga lies on the eastern border of Nepal providing a great chance to experience remoteness, spectacular mountain scenery, diverse flora and fauna and rich local culture, quite different to those found further west.

Highlights

•    The splendid view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and  Mt.Malalu are is the major highlight of this place.
•    There is the great biodiversity in the animals. Musk Deer, Blue Sheep, Red Panda and tracks of snow leopards are also the highlights of this trek.
•    The day of crossing the Lapsang La Pass at an altitide of 5,160 m.

Lowlight

•    It is remote and difficult type of trek.

Trekking Facts

•    Trekking Difficulty—Level-4 hard 
•    Remoteness— very Remote
•    Pricing—High
•    Best season—Oct-Nov, Mar-May
•    Accommodation type— Camping
•    Restricted permits—At least two trekkers along with a nepali guide is need.
•    Max elevation—Lapsang pass (5160 meters)
•    Accessible during winter—No

9 . Makalu base Camp Trek— 17 days trek

Makalu Base Camp Trek

 

The fifth highest mountain in the world, Mount Makalu lies at the elevation of 8463m. It is situated in the Makalu Barun National Park, which covers an area of 2330 sq. km extending around the Solukhumbu and Sankhuwasabha districts of Nepal. And, the panorama of the highest mountain in the world such as Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Chamlang, Makalu and other mountains greets you. This trek offers the most breath taking scenes of the Himalaya. The trekkers can view the giant Makalu above them.

Highlights

•    The stunning mountain scenery that cannot be explained in words.
•    Landscapes and unspoiled natural beauty throughout the trek.
•    The national park has a variety of floras and faunas which you can experience during the trek.

Lowlight

•    There is the same trail up and down.

Trekking Facts

•    Trekking Difficulty—Hard 
•    Remoteness—very Remote
•    Pricing—High
•    Best season—Oct-Nov, Mar-May
•    Accommodation type— Guest houses and lodges
•    Restricted permits— At least two trekkers along with a nepali guide is need.
•    Max elevation— 5,250 m, Shersong ridge
•    Accessible during winter—No

9 . Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek

 

The upper mustang trek brings you the experience of majestic beauty of Himalayas along with the touch of untouched Tibetan culture. Geographically the land is an extension of the Tibetan plateau, characterized by windy and arid valleys, eroded canyons and unique stratified rock formations .The people in Upper Mustang are of Tibetan origin, migrated from Tibet centuries ago, and belong to Bhotias and Loba communities. They practice Sakyapa school of Tibetan Buddhism. Upper Mustang is perhaps the only place to see Tibetan culture in completely undisturbed state. The houses and monasteries in here have medieval look and unique local architecture.

Highlights

•    The splendid beauty of Himalayan range—north of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
•    You can learn rare medieval Buddhist arts ancient Tibetan villages and their exotic culture.
•    The barren landscapes which may be unique compared to other treks in Nepal.

Lowlight

•    The evening wind can be challenging.

Trekking Facts

•    Trekking Difficulty—Level-3 to 4 ie. Medium to hard 
•    Remoteness— very Remote
•    Pricing—High
•    Best season—Oct-Nov, Mar-May
•    Accommodation type—Guest Houses and lodges
•    Restricted permits—At least two trekkers along with a nepali guide is need.
•    Max elevation—Dhakmar (3810 meters)
•    Accessible during winter—Yes

10 Upper Dolpo Trek—25-27 days trek

Upper Dolpo Trek

 

Upper Dolpo is a region of mystical beauty. And its remoteness adds to the sense of adventure among its visitors.Upper Dolpo is the high altitude typical Tibetan region in the western part of Nepal. The trek is full of ethnic Tibetan art and culture. Refereed as the Forbidden Kingdom it is closed for foreigners and only permitted through the expensive and restricted permit. So, this trek is lot expensive than other treks. After a lot of trekking you finally reaches Phoksundo Lake inside the Phoksundo National Park. Dolpo is the most beautiful and least develop district of Nepal. So, travelers are rarely visited this area because of high passes trail.

Highlights

•    Visit ancient monasteries of Dolpo district and Observe the Unique Tibetan Buddhist culture.
•    Adventurous camping trek to the Himalayan region of Nepal with Superb view of KanjirowaHimal, crystal Mountain and many other Himalayas
•    High Himalayan valleys resembling the Tibetan plateau.

Lowlights

•    It’s a very remote and a very long trek with no hotels and lodge at the upper part of the trek .

Trekking Facts

•    Trekking Difficulty—Level-3 to 4 ie. Medium to hard 
•    Remoteness— very Remote
•    Pricing—High
•    Best season—Oct-Nov, Mar-May
•    Accommodation type—Camping
•    Restricted permits—At least two trekkers along with a nepali guide is need.
•    Max elevation—Kang la pass (5250 meters)
•    Accessible during winter—No

11.  Dhaulagiri circuit trek—15-20 days trek

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

 

Dhaulagiri Trekking Circuit means an Exploration of the wild nature. Currently reopened this exhilarating region shows its long kept secrets, like the Gandaki Gorge which is the world’s deepest gorge. Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is an Adventurous Trekking route in between Dhaulagiri and Thapa peak. World’s 7th highest peak Mt. Dhaulagiri and Dhaulagiri circuit trek gives us remarkable massive mountain views of the Dhaulagiri Mountain. The trek starts after a 8 hour scenic drive from Kathmandu to Beni, the headquarter of Myagdi district of Nepal.

Highlights

•    The trek explores a wild, remote and off-the-beaten-track area of the Nepal Himalaya.
•    After walking up the narrow Chonbarden gorge towards Dhaulagiri Base Camp we then cross French Pass into Hidden Valley.
•    This is a challenging trek around Dhaulagiri the world’s seventh highest mountain crossing two Himalayan passes

Lowlight

•    It is remote and difficult type of trek.

Trekking Facts

•    Trekking Difficulty—Level-3 to 4 ie. Medium to hard 
•    Remoteness— very Remote
•    Pricing—High
•    Best season—Oct-Nov, Mar-May
•    Accommodation type—Camping
•    Restricted permits—No such restricted permits and No guides are required.
•    Max elevation—5360 meters

12. Everest Three High Passes Trek—18 days trek

Everest Three High Passes Trek

 

 In this trekking they get an opportunity to cross three high passes of Everest region. They are Renjola pass (5435), Chola pass (5420m) and Kongma-la Pass(5535m). This trekking offers natural grandeur of world’s high altitude places with magnificent views of towering mountains. As the trekking trail goes via Sherpa villages, the trekkers can also observe the authentic life style of mountain people.

Highlights

•    You get the opportunity to cross the three high passes which is a challenge as well as a great adventure.
•    The scenic beauty of the Himalayan range during the trek cannot be explained in words.
•    The trek is full of flora and fauna biodiversity. The beauty of rhododendron in the forest in spring season is the sight to see.

Lowlight

•    The height and difficulty in the trek can cause problems.

Trekking Facts

•    Trekking Difficulty—Level-3 to 4 ie. hard 
•    Remoteness— very Remote
•    Pricing—Medium
•    Best season—Oct-Nov, Mar-May
•    Accommodation type—Guest house and lodges
•    Restricted permits—No
•    Max elevation—Kong Ma La pass (5540 meters)
•    Accessible during winter—No

These are the top 12 trekking recommended for you trekking in Nepal in 2018/19.

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