Top 10 Best Treks in Nepal

Top 10 Best Treks in Nepal

Adventure awaits! The mountains are calling. Discover the magic of  Treks in Nepal!

Nothing is as rewarding and fulfilling as reaching the top of a mountain and experiencing a lush landscape.

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So fly to us! And enjoy a world less touched by human footprint and a trip that is combined with beautiful hikes, from challenging to moderate ones.

The guided walks offer the magic of local teahouses and camping/tented treks, explore Nepal’s historical high–country destinations, and indulge in exotic local cuisines. When the sun sets, look forward to relaxing, beautifully crafted homestead lodges that allow you to listen to stories from local historians.
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Nepal’s best trekking destinations will be affordable travel with unforgettable experiences.

Now, glimpse the 10 Best Treks in Nepal that Nepal Hiking Team offers! Our collection of trekking summits includes bucket list destinations like the Himalayas trekking peaks.

1. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Duration: 7-14 Days | Moderate | Max. 4210 meters | Teahouses | March-May/Sept-Dec.

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Best treks in Nepal - Annapurna Base Camp

The Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. Embark on a trek that you’ll never forget. This trek takes you to majestic mountain vistas like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhepuchhre, and Hiunchuli through the Himalayan landscape of the Annapurna Ranges.

You will have an opportunity to pass through awe-inspiring glaciers, stay on the banks of pristine rivers, cross mountain pastures, and see mules carrying supplies to remote villages.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is considered easy to moderate, exposed to only a few challenges caused due to high altitude.

Other Attractions

  • Spectacular sunrise views from Poon Hill (3210 m)- a popular viewpoint
  • Rest and revive by the lakeside in Pokhara
  • Explore the ethnic groups of Gurung and Magars
  • Enjoy the hot springs in Jhinu Danda at the end of the trek.

To Remember

Annapurna Base Camp is highly commercialized and unsuitable for travelers looking for off-beat-trek adventure. It is considered one of the busiest trails in Nepal due to the popularity of treks. A trail between Hinku cave and Deurali is an avalanche-prone, so you may have to take a longer route when required for safety reasons.

2. Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 12-15 Days | Moderate | Max. 5,545 meters | Teahouses | March-May/Sept-Dec.

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Mount Everest, the earth’s highest mountain standing at 8,849 m above sea level, is the most popular climbing destination globally.

Everest Base Camp is the first accomplishment for climbers looking to summit Mount Everest, a pride of the Khumbu region in north-eastern Nepal, famous for its spectacular mountain peaks and local inhabitants (Sherpas).

Along the trail, the views are so scenic that they let you witness the untouched, unique flora and fauna, local customs and traditions,  and views of mountains and lakes.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to one of the shortest runways in the world, Lukla, that will further en-route to your Everest Base Camp experience.

Other Attractions

  • Hike to Kala Patthar at 5,545 meters-  panoramic view of the Himalayas
  • Serenity nature in Namche Bazar
  • A visit to the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu Region- Tengboche Monastery
  • Cozy unique teahouses
  • Local Nepalese and Sherpa Cuisines

To Remember

Flight delays or cancellations to or from Lukla are possible due to bad weather conditions. Also a chance of altitude sickness. Departures can be private or in groups (big/small); we can be flexible to make the trip suit your preferences and stamina.

3. Upper Mustang Trek

Duration: 10-17 Days | Moderate | Max. 4200 meters | Teahouses | March-May/Sept-Dec.

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Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek is Nepal’s ultimate gateway to the mysterious world of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, also called Lo, once forbidden and isolated from the rest of the world for decades. The spectacular tanned red cliffs and hills of Mustang will enchant you with its beautiful landscape.

Upper Mustang is accessible all year long except in winter. Starting from the village of Jomsom, which passes along an ancient salt caravan route, you will reach Lo Manthang, which stands at 3,840 m. This remote area is divided into Upper and Lower Mustang.

Other Attractions

  • Witness – 10,000 sky caves
  • Explore ancient cave civilizations and sky burials Visit the oldest monasteries in Upper Mustang Valley
  • Learn about the traditions of the local villagers
  • Mustang region- Rainshadown area ( excellent to escape the monsoon season)
  • Visit Muktinath- sacred shrines for Hindus and Buddhists

To Remember

The Upper Mustang region can get windy in the middle of the day, making the trek extra challenging. The region is a restricted area, which means you are not allowed to trek in Upper Mustang independently.

4. Manaslu Circuit Trek

Duration: 12-14 Days | Strenuous | Max. 5110 Meters | Teahouses | March-May/Sept-Dec.

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Manaslu circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek is Nepal’s worth trek, bringing you a classic trek in the Himalayas. Discover the magic of nature, rugged landscape, and ancient culture, which makes it one of its kind. It has become increasingly popular but remains remote and unspoiled.

Although the trek can be completed in 12 days, if you are looking forward to off- the beaten route, it can be extended up to 21 days, including an additional side trek to Tsum Valley. Compared to most teahouse treks in Nepal, Manaslu Circuit is strenuous. The trailhead can be reached by vehicle, which minimizes the cost of domestic flights and delays.

Other Attractions (Check – Top 18 Reasons to consider the Manaslu Circuit Trek)

  • Off-beaten trail-  Less crowd
  • Cross Larkya La Pass is one of the world’s highest passes at 5,106 meters.
  • Relish yourself in the terrific views of peaks, including Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Lamjung Himal, Budhi
  • Himal, Himal Chuli, Peak 29, and Larkya Peak
  • Explore Tibetan culture and traditions

To Remember

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of few trekking destinations in Nepal that fall under restricted areas. Hence, you must obtain a special restricted area permit (RAP) to access this route. Independent trekkers are not allowed to travel in this region. Some of the trails are rocky and remote, making trekking difficult.

5. Annapurna Circuit Trek

Duration: 7-15 Days | Strenuous | Max. 5416 Meters | Teahouses | March-May/Sept-Dec.

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Annapuran Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek offers one of the fascinating treks in Nepal. The wonder of remote communities, ancient monasteries, and mist-shrouded valleys will leave you in awe. Add to your experience of knowing the facts of attractive villages of Manang, Chame, Pisang, Jomsom, and more.
Although the trek is challenging and requires a high level of physical fitness, the sense of accomplishment will leave you speechless.

Other Attractions

  •  Enjoy cozy mountain teahouses.
  • Learn about the lifestyle in Nepalese mountain communities.
  • Walk across – Thorong La (5416 meters) – the world’s highest mountain pass
  • Visit Muktinath’s holy Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site
  • Explore ancient monasteries
  • Walk across Kali Gandaki Gorge- the world’s deepest gorge
  • Enjoy beautiful views of peaks, including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna, Gangapurna, Tilicho, Throng, and Kangaru.

To Remember

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is expected to be crowded in spring and fall. The risk of altitude sickness is likely. If you plan to take this trek during the monsoon season( June/July/August), you may face delays due to poor road conditions, landslides, and rockfalls.

Other Attractions

  • Enjoy cozy mountain teahouses and simultaneously learn about the lifestyle in Nepalese mountain communities.
  • Walk across the world’s highest mountain pass of Thorong La at 5 106 meters.
  • Visit Muktinath’s holy Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site and explore other ancient monasteries along the trail.
  • Walk across the world’s deepest gorge at Kali Gandaki Gorge.
  • Enjoy beautiful views of several snow-capped peaks, including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna, Gangapurna, Tilicho, Throng, and Kangaru.
  • Many of the Annapurna Circuit falls in the rain shadow; therefore, trekkers can complete this trek at almost any time of year.

To Remember

Like EBC and EBC treks, the ACT trek is expected to be crowded in spring and fall. The risk of altitude sickness is likely, as you will be walking at elevations above 5,000m.

If you plan to take this trek during the monsoon season (June/July/August), you may face delays due to poor road conditions, landslides, and rockfalls.

6. Annapurna Panorama Trek

Duration: 4-5 Days | Easy | Max. 3210 Meters | Teahouses | March-May/Sept-Dec.

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Best Trek - Anapurna Panrama Trek

Hike to Hill trek – An unforgettable experience full of unique emotions in the most authentic nature! Immerse yourself in the best short trek of Nepal, also known as the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.

Enjoy pleasant walking days among the magnificent landscapes, rhododendron forest, local villages, and classic viewpoint in Poon Hill.

Spring will be at its best when the rhododendron is in full bloom, so don’t miss out on a chance to immerse yourself in Nepal’s Spectacular natural scenic view.

The Annapurna Panorama Trek is short, easy is suitable for all ages and fitness levels, including first-time trekkers.

All you have to do is to prepare your backpack and leave for an unforgettable experience full of unique emotions in the most authentic nature!

Other Attractions

  • Catch glimpses of some stunning Himalayan peaks, including Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, and Singa Chuli.
  • Explore the traditional village of Ghandruk
  • Witness the Gurung culture.

To Remember

The trail has become heavily commercialized, and it will be likely very crowded during peak trekking seasons. This route will not be ideal for those looking for a natural, remote experience.

7. Mardi Himal Trek

Duration: 5-8 Days | Easy/Moderate| Max. 4200 Meters | Teahouses | March-May/Sept-Dec.

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Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is a trek that is less strenuous and shorter Treks in Nepal. This trek is just for trekkers who wish to relish nature’s beauty. At the same time, multi-day or multi-week backpacking hiking experiences are perfect for anyone searching for a more moderate hike.

The trail takes you past picturesque scenery of hillsides, cliffs, raging rivers, and a forest covered with rhododendron when in bloom. This trek offers you opportunities to extend beyond the trail and create your walking adventure and try out rock climbing and fishing.

Hence, if you are a beginner, this trail might be an excellent choice to experience Nepal’s true wilderness.

Other Attractions

  • Walk by diverse and off-the-beaten-path ways.
  • Closer mountain view of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, and Hiuchuli.
  • Enjoy your time at homestays and teahouses
  • Experience local culture in-depth

To Remember

Mardi Himal has become significantly more popular, making the trails somewhat crowded during peak seasons.

8. Langtang Valley Trek

Duration: 7-8 Days | Easy – Moderate | Max. 5050 Meters | Teahouses | March-May/Sept-Dec.

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Lantang Valley Trek

The Langtang Valley Trek is a short and popular trek perfect for beginners and those hoping to warm up before a more strenuous adventure. Dominated by the Langtang Himalayas, the trial runs through rhododendron forest, yak pastures, high alpine meadows, and bamboo forests, alongside waterfalls and stunning snow-capped mountains which lead up to the mountain settlement of Kyanjin Gompa.

The valley faced a lot of damage during April 2015 earthquake; however, the resilient locals have rebuilt and are back to business now. If you visit Nepal for the first time, this trek may be perfect with its off-beat track and pristine countryside views.

Other attractions (15 great reasons to choose Langtang Valley Trek)

  • A hike to Chorkari Ri (5050m)
  • Enjoy the views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Ganja La, Langshisha Ri, and Kimshung.
  • Explore the beautiful village of Kyanjin.
  • Enter the Langtang National Park
  • Immer yourself into the majestic flora and fauna, local cheese factories, Himalayan pheasants, deer, bears, and elusive red panda.

To Remember

The only way to get to the trailhead is by land. Roads are not always in ideal condition, with many potholes and bumps. Certain trek sections are prone to landslides, so you may have to divert your route.

9. Everest High Passes Trek

Duration: 17-18 Days | Strenuous | Max. 5545 Meters | Teahouses | March-May/Sept-Nov

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Best Treks in Nepal - Everest High Passes trek

The Everest High Passes Trek of Nepal is the one that you wouldn’t regret adding to your bucket list. The trek is technical and strenuous compared to other treks in Nepal. This is because the trek is an extended version of the Everest Base Camp trek with three mountain passes over 5,000 m, giving you an ultimate Everest experience.

Also Known as “Three Pass Trek,” it’s a complete mountain delight that we, the Nepal Hiking Team, are ready to offer you an adventurous journey of your lifetime. You will be crossing three exhilarating Himalayan passes; Renjo La (5,345 m), Cho La (5,420m), and Kongma La ( 5,535 m). The majestic mountain peaks of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyo, and Lhotse are a delight to your eyes.

On this trek, you can experience the breathtaking views of the highest peaks, visit the base camp of Mt Everest, bluish Gokyo lakes, hike to high viewpoints like Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri, and also walk by the world’s largest glacier Ngozumpa will be full of thrill and excitement. Seize it in your memories!

Other Attractions

  • Enjoy views of Khumbu Glacier.
  • Learn about the vibrant Sherpa culture.
  • Visit Khumbu Region’s oldest monastery, Tengboche Monastery.

To Remember

The trek can be challenging as you cross several passes over 5,000 meters. High fitness levels are required, and this trek is not recommended for beginners.

10. Upper Dolpo Trek

Duration: 18-23 Days | Strenuous | Max. 5,350 Meters | Camping/Teahouses | April to Nov

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Upper Dolpo Trek: Best Treks in Dolpo

The Upper Dolpo Trek, one of the most remote treks in Nepal, is strenuous and challenging. However, upon reaching the top,  beautiful panoramic views and stretching out to exquisite terrain, high passes, deep passes, valleys, freshwater lakes, and snow-capped mountains will capture your attention. Much of the culture found in Upper Dolpo is reminiscent of Tibet and Buddhist culture.

Indeed, you will get the feel of being in the wilderness. And Nepal Hiking Team is ready to make your dream come true. The 800-year-old Shey Gompa, an ancient establishment, promises to heighten your insight into the mysteries of the land of Dolpo and its culture, a massive draw for many people. Good physical fitness is required!

Other Attractions

  • Enjoy the pristine Phoksundo Lake
  • Watch Nepal’s highest waterfall, Suligad Waterfall.
  • Learn about ancient BonPro religion and culture.
  • Snow leopards and musk deer to Himalayan blue sheep.

To Remember

Upper Dolpo is very remote, and good physical fitness and trekking experience are required. The region requires additional restricted area permits for Lower Dolpo and Upper Dolpo. These permits are relatively expensive when compared to other treks in Nepal.

You asked, and we answered.

Gokyo Lake

1. When is the best time for Trek in Nepal?

So, you have decided the destination for your next trek. But, now the question that pops up is when should you visit Nepal for trekking? Well, this can be a tough decision.

But, this is why we are here to help you. Every season has its advantage and disadvantage. It is up to you to decide which month you prefer despite the challenges.

The best time for trekking is Spring- March-May, and Autumn- from September- December. If you want to read further and focus more on the pros and cons of the best time for trekking, do check out this blog. It has all the information that you’re looking for!

2. Teahouse or Camping Treks?

The next question that you might have is whether you should go for teahouse trekking or camp trekking, right? Before jumping into this topic, let us first know the meaning of these two treks.

In teahouse trekking, you will hike all day, lodged at a guesthouse, have your meals, and stay there for the night.

On the other hand, on a camping trek, you will be hiking, and at night you will be sleeping at your camp, and the dinner will also be prepared by the cook assigned for your trek.

If you want to know more about these two types of treks, we recommend you to read this blog.

3. What are the easy Treks in Nepal?

There are many options if you want to trek along an easy route.

Some easy treks are Everest View Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Helambu Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, and many others. You should check this blog if you want more details about all these treks.

4. What are the Best short treks in Nepal?

There are many short treks in Nepal for 3-14 days. These treks are perfect for beginners and especially those with limited time. Read this blog to get a clear picture of the short treks in Nepal.

5. Can you guide me to the best treks around Pokhara?

One might get overwhelmed with too much information and options. Therefore, we have refined your search and gathered the best treks around Pokhara. Here is the list,

Mardi Himal Trek
Annapurna Base Camp
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Dhampus Sarangkot Trek etc.

6. Can you recommend the best treks in the Everest Region?

The Everest region has many routes you can choose from. Some of the best treks in that region are:

Everest Base Camp Trek
EBC – Gokyo Lake Trek
Gokyo Lake Trek with Renjo La Pass Trek

7. What are the Best Hikes Around Kathmandu?

If you want to hike around Kathmandu, we want to recommend some spots. Some of the best hikes around Kathmandu are,

Nagarkot Hiking
Kakani Nagarkot Hiking
Chandragiri Hiking

If you want to look for more options, check here.

Conclusion

Nepal is a timeless trekking destination filled with adventures for all travelers. Although a small landlocked country, it has much to offer than beautiful landscapes and mountains. Amazing Nepal offers an authentic experience of joyful travel and the adventure of a lifetime.

We at Nepal Hiking Team can make your travel fun, safe and worthwhile. We have an extensive list of other destinations outside of this list if you have not already found something that fits your travel plans.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at a convenient time so we can customize your journey depending on your needs.

When You Think of Nepal, then think of Nepal Hiking Team. Your getaway to these fabulous destinations of Nepal isn’t far away!

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COMMENTS(6)

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    1. Balaram Thapa

      Thank you.

  2. Stephen

    I truly enjoyed reading the preceding post because it gave a thorough explanation of everything and was both informative and useful. I really want to Hike Everest Base Camp one day.
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