30 Best Treks in Nepal

Nepal, the land of the Himalayas, is known for many of its majestic and beautiful landscapes. Although small in size, Nepal is magnanimous in terms of its culture, the terrains, the people, and their countless beliefs. Also referred to as ‘the roof of the world’, Nepal is home to some of the highest peaks in the world, including Mt. Everest, which stands tall at 8,848m. A pride for mountaineers, Everest draws in climbers from all around the world to ascent and make their mark in the world.

Blessed with nature, Nepal has always been a paradise for mountaineers and trekkers with a plethora of hikes and treks to choose from. While it might be difficult to pick which trail to choose for your trekking experience, Nepal Hiking Team brings you 30 of the Best Treks in Nepal to help refining your experience in Nepal, no matter if it’s your first time or the tenth.

01- Everest Base Camp Trek

30 best treks in Nepal

Max Altitude: 5600m Kala Patthar
Trek Period: 12 days
Difficulty: Moderate
Best Season: March-May, October-December

One of the most adventurous and enthralling treks in the world, the Everest Base Camp Trek is flocked with thousands of mountaineers and trekkers throughout the year. The Everest Base Camp is as famous as Mount Everest itself, and people around the globe love to visit it at least once in their lifetime.

Starting from the famous Lukla airport, the trail advances through the Sherpa villages, forests of fir and rhododendron and across high suspension bridges along the way. Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest, is a vibrant, market with traders coming in from around the villages and as far as Tibet.

The majority of the trek is accompanied by panoramic views of the peaks Lhotse and Ama Dablam, while Kalapatthar is the famous for its outstanding location for the perfect outlook of Mt. Everest. Your stay at the teahouses is the perfect way to relax your mind and soul, relishing your inner peace and rejuvenating with every cool breeze that passes you.

+S of the trek

  • Visit Everest Base Camp (5364M) from where all the major expedition starts.
  • Views of Island peak, Lhotse, Ama Dablam are the major part which encloses the panoramic view.
  • Experience staying in a mountain tea houses will help to relax our mind and soul
  • Visit village of Khumjung the school which was established by Sir Edmund Hillary
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery and Namche-the gateway to the Everest

-S of the trek:

  • All the routes are similar without any variations, except the elevation
  • Acute Mountain Sickness if not acclimatized well
  • Look out for Khumbu Cough
  • High chances of flight cancellations due to drastic change in weather

Henceforth, Everest Base Camp trek is a truly adventurous journey so it has made it on the top of our top 30 best treks in Nepal.

2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp trek, 12 best hikes in Nepal

Max Altitude: 4,130m Annapurna Base Camp
Trek Period: 10 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Best Season: March-May, September-December

Are you looking for a quick getaway from the tumult of the city life? The Annapurna Base Camp Trek provides you the best adieu from the urban hubbubs into the tranquil proximity of the mountains. We take you through one of Nepal’s beautiful cities, Pokhara-the city of lakes, and to the longest mountain range with snow-capped peaks, beautiful valleys, communities veiled in clouds of mist and ancient monasteries

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek helps you embark on a picturesque journey of the majestic Himalayas with mountains like Ganesh Mountain, Dhaulagiri Mountain, Lamjung Mountain, Fishtail Mounatin, Langtang Mountain, Manaslu Mountain, Hiunchuli Mountain, Gangapurna Mountain and Annapurna Mountain Range. In this trek, we will take you through the banks of Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers while giving you the luxury of feeling the serenity of Begnas, Phewa and Rupa lakes.

One of the major highpoints of this tour is Kali Gandaki gorge, which the world’s deepest gorge. This short trek will awe you with a plunge into nature’s most beautiful creations and is perfect to be experienced with your loved ones. We believe in giving you the best time of your life, as we pass through the scenic city of lakes, Pokhara and Nepal’s windy city, Jomsom, indulge in the lap of nature, and relish the peaceful and serene Himalayas.

+S of the trek:

  •  Impressive sunrise view from Poon Hill
  • View of the world’s highest mountains: Dhaulagiri I (7th) and Annapurna I (10th)
  • Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp
  • Picturesque views of the mountains and glaciers from the Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Natural bath in hot springs at Jhinu

-S of the trek:

  • Trekking can be difficult for first-timers.
  • Altitude Sickness is possible if the change in altitude isn’t subtle.

3. EBC Trek with Gokyo Lake via Chola Pass

EBC trek with Chola Pass amounts 12 best treks in Nepal for 2021

Max Altitude: 5,545m Chola Pass
Trek Period: 15 Days
Difficulty: Strenuous
Best Season: March – May, September – November

One of the most adventurous treks of Nepal, this trek will give you a unique experience to the Everest Base Camp through the amazing Gokyo lake and interesting passes that’s surely going to enthrall you!

The Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Trek, most commonly known as the Everest Circuit Trek, is an exploratory trek in the Everest Himalayas. Following the route via high pass of Cho La at 5,3330m, this unique trek goes through Gokyo, Cho La pass, Kala Patthar and finally to the Base Camp of the World’s highest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848m).

On the way to the Everest Base Camp, you’ll encounter not just outstanding views but the extremely hospitable and legendary Sherpa people, which makes your trek even more memorable. Walking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi river, we’ll pass the Gokyo Lake, that lies to the west of the Everest Base Camp. Apart from its unique location, it is also the best place to view the summit of Gokyo Peak (5,483m) and the 360-degree views of the peaks of Cho Oyu, Everest and Makalu. Come and embark in this amazing Everest Circuit Trek.

+S of the trek:

– Scenic flight to and from Lukla
– Get acquainted with the mountain people in the heart of Himalayas
– The beautiful Gokyo Valley
– Impressive views of the Khumbu Icefall
– Climbing Gokyo RI at an altitude of 5,483 m
– Climbing Kala Patthar at the elevation of 5,555 m
– Everest Base Camp and walking on the Khumbu glacier
– Visiting Tengboche Monastery

-S of the trek:
– Longer route to the Everest Base Camp
– Flight cancellations in Lukla due to drastic weather change
– Look out for rocks that might be glazed with ice

Lastly, many traveler choose this trek to challenge themselves and for the thrilling and adventurous experience and get off the adrenaline rush. Thus it has made it on the list of our best treks in Nepal.

04- Annapurna Circuit trek

Max Altitude: 5,416m Thorong La Pass
Trek Period: 12 Days
Difficulty: Challenging
Best Season: April-May, September-November

If you’re looking for an overall immersive experience in the Himalayas, the Annapurna Circuit trek takes you through Nepal’s best trekking route through picturesque villages and captivating valleys with the Himalayas in the background!

This 2-week trek starts from Syange and passes through villages along the Marshyangdi river, while offering amazing views of the mountains. Throughout the trek, we can see diverse landscapes, ethnicities showcasing the diversity of the region. As we continue to the north, we can observe the high and dry Tibetan plateau that leads on to Thorong La Pass, which is the highest point in the Annapurna Circuit at 5,416m.

From there, we descend on to Muktinath, which is a spiritual hub of the area for both Hindus and Buddhists. Thereon, we’ll be passing villages on the bank of the Kaligandaki river, some of the world’s deepest gorges and passes between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. This trek takes us to green landscapes of Manang to the dry and barren lands of Mustang, while crossing one of the world’s highest passes.

+S of the trek:
– Ascending the Marshyangdi River valley
– Get acquainted with the mountain people in the heart of Himalayas
– Views of the world’s highest mountains: Dhaulagiri I (7th), Manaslu (8th) and Annapurna I (10th)
– Crossing the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters
– The pilgrimage town of Muktinath
– Passing Kaligandaki valley and its deep gorges
– Bath in natural hot springs at Tatopani
– Magnificent sunrise views from Poon Hill

-S of the trek:
– It’s a lengthy trek and consumes time
– First timers might find this trek challenging
– Altitude Sickness is probable as high altitudes of up to 5,416

Regardless, this rugged trail is favorite amongst the avid trekker thus has made its place in the 4th position of our list of top 30 best treks in Nepal.

05- Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang valley trek, one the best treks in Nepal for 2021

Max Altitude: 5,050m Chorkari Ri (Optional)
Trek Period: 8 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Best Season: March-May, September-December

The Langtang Valley Trek is a dive into one of the most beautiful valleys of Nepal- the Langtang Valley. With stunning landscapes and diverse culture, this region hosts the best experience in the shortest amount of time. Visit the Langtang valley through our tour and indulge in the tranquility of Nepal’s natural atmosphere.

The Langtang Region is one of the closest regions, only around 130 kms away from Kathmandu. The Langtang Valley has long been a favorite trek due to its extensive views, interesting Tamang culture, relatively gentle leap and accessibility from Kathmandu. The entire valley is subjugated by Mount Langtang Lirung (7246 m/23766 ft) and is filled by pine forests, rapid-flowing mountain streams, rocky and snow-capped peaks, lush lawn and meadows.

Passing through magnificent forests to the high alpine meadows and yak pastures around a Buddhist monastery-Kyangjin Gompa, the top of Kyangjin Ri peak hosts a 360-degree view of the Himalayan mountains that are truly spectacular. All of this makes the Langtang region a journey worth experiencing.

+S of the trek:

– Scenic view of Mt. Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Shisapagma.
– Observation of various culture and tradition of the Langtang valley.
– Trip to the oldest Buddhist village and Monastery at Kyanjing Gompa.
– Exotic view of the Langtang Glacier.

-S of the trek:
– Acute Mountain Sickness is possible without proper acclimatization
– The trail can get difficult if you choose the wrong season
– Without prior physical exercise, trekking can get challenging

Since it is closet trekking trails from Kathmandu, it is perfect for those who do not have much time to spare in the Himalayas thus it is one of the best treks in Nepal. This short yet exciting journey in the wilderness of Langtang National is popular amongst many ardent trekkers.

06- Upper Mustang Trek

Upper mustang trek

Max Altitude: 3,840m Lo Manthang
Trek Period: 12 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Best Season: April-July, August-November

If you have heard about the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal and have always wanted to visit, the Upper Mustang Trek is what gives you this experience of a lifetime!

The Upper Mustang, which was previously forbidden to foreigners is a hidden kingdom that bred curiosity for hundreds of years, filled with unique landscapes, ancient caves and rich Tibetan culture. A part of the Annapurna Conservation Area, the Upper Mustang area is popular for being a part of the Tibetan plateau and its spectacular Lo Manthang which has more than 100 houses under the same wall.

Starting with a scenic flight to Jomsom, the trek start towards Kagbeni passing through distinctive villages with enticing names like Chele, Syanboche, Ghami, Tsarang, Marang, Ghiling and Lo Manthang. While exploring the religious Muktinath area, that’s spiritual to both Hindus and Buddhists, the Upper Mustang Trek enthralls you through an unforgettable journey accompanied by panoramic views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu range.

+S of the trek:
– Visit the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal- Lo Manthang
– Get an insight into the Buddhism culture of the Tibetan Lama
– Close encounter with one of the oldest monasteries on Nepal
– Explore the majestic Kali Gandaki River Valley
– Spectacular views of Nilgiri, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri
– Experience the Tibetan-inspired lifestyle and culture of the Mustang area.

-S of the trek:
– Too windy in the afternoons
– Altitude Sickness is probable if not acclimatized well

07- Mardi Himal trek

Mardi Himal Trek

Max Altitude: 4,500m Mardi Himal Base Camp
Trek Period: 7 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Best Season: March-May, September-December

If you’re new to the trekking scenario and still want to explore the Annapurna region, the Mardi Himal Trek would check all your boxes!

One of the few newly opened trails, the Mardi Himal Trek takes you through a journey around Nepal’s lush rhododendron forests, the authentic local communities and diverse range of landscapes with Annapurna, Machhapuchhre mountains in the background.

From Pokhara, we drive to Dhampus, where our trek begins walking through dense forests till, we reach the low camp. If you choose the spring for this trek, you’ll experience the rhododendrons in full bloom. With the mountains accompanying us the entire time, when we arrive at the base camp, we’re up close to the Annapurna range at its best. As we depart, we descend to Jhino Danda’s natural hot springs to refresh and drive back to Pokhara.

+S of the trek:
– Trek through the less trekked areas of Annapurna Region
– Exhilarating close up views of Mt. Annapurna
– Enjoy high mountain landscape, with amazing views of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.
– Experience the traditional Nepali village life at Landruk
– Witness the mesmerizing sunrise amidst the mountains

-S of the trek:
– Altitude Sickness can be a problem
– Challenging for first-timers as there’s 4+ hours of trekking everyday

Mardi Himal is one of the  favorite trekking destinations in Nepal for beginners and experienced trekkers thus it has made its 7th place in the list of the best treks in Nepal.

08- Gokyo Lake Trek with Renjo La Pass

Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

Max Altitude: 5,353m Gokyo Ri
Trek Period: 12 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Best Season: March-May, September-November

Embark in this magnificent journey of the Gokyo Valley and the Renjo La Pass Trek, while passing through one of the most amazing trekking trails in the Himalayas.

This trek gives you an opportunity to experience the diverse landscapes changing into pastures, ridges, narrow clefts, and steep climbing trails. The trail through the Gokyo valley has a collection of stoned houses and meadows on the shore of a great lake, Dudh Pokhari and the massive Ngozumpa glacier.

The view of the highest mountain of the world Mt. Everest and the sister peaks like Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Makalu from Gokyo-Ri is unlike any other. Throughout the trek, the beautiful mountains, the rhododendron forests, the gushing sound of the rivers helps you get through this tiring yet worthy trek through the Gokyo valley and one of the high passes Renjo-La Pass.

+S of the trek:
– Scenic flight to and from Lukla.
– Get acquainted with the mountain people in the heart of Himalayas.
– Visiting Gokyo Lake and encountering the turquoise water of Gokyo Lake.
– Impressive Ngozumpa glacier.
– Hike up to Gokyo Ri, the astounding viewpoints in the Everest Region.
– Witness the remarkable views of super Gokyo valley, massive Ngozumpa glacier and incredible view of Khumbu Himalayas.
– Wonderful staying Experience in remote region.

-S of the trek:

– Chances of flight cancellations due to change in weather
– Acute Mountain Sickness is probable due to altitude as high as 5340m

09- Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit trek with Tsum valley

Max Altitude: 5,160m Larkya La Pass
Trek Period: 14 Days
Difficulty: Challenging
Best Season: March-May, September-November

Are you looking for a trek with undiscovered trails that very few have walked through? The Manaslu Circuit Trek is exactly this and a lot more!

Since it opened in 1991, the Manaslu Circuit trek has gained popularity for its spectacular beauty and untouched and exclusive trails. Since the region sees fewer trekkers, the off-beaten trails take us through beautiful rhododendron, pine forests along with beautiful landscapes and exquisite river falls.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek takes you around the 8th highest peak in the world- Mt. Manaslu (8,156m) and is one of the elegant of the 8000m giants. Starting with a drive to Sotikhola, the trek begins from MachhaKhola and passes through beautiful forests, rice terraces and various suspension bridges. On the trek, we come across Namrung village which is famous for its scenic outlook of Ganesh Himal and Mt. Himachuli. As we proceed, we will be rewarded with spectacular views of Larkya Glacier and Larkya Peak and finally cross the challenging Larkya Pass at 5,100m .

While the Manaslu Circuit trek is highly suitable for adventure and nature lovers, it is also an overall spiritual experience as you get an insight into both Hinduism and Buddhism in this trek around Manaslu.

+S of the trek:
– Scenic drive to Solti Khola from Kathmandu
– Explore the amazing Budhi Gandaki River Valley
– Experience the mixture of Nepalese and Tibetan culture.
– Walk the borders of Nepal and Tibet
– Crossing Larkya La over an altitude of 5,215m
– Encounter rich biodiversity of amazing flora and fauna

-S of the trek:
– Acute Mountain Sickness is probable due to high altitude of up to 5,215m
– One of the lengthier treks in Nepal

Many trekkers who are intrigued with the remote villages of Nepal always opt for this trek. Thus due to that very reason it has one of the best treks in Nepal that one should definitely opt.

10- Makalu Base Camp Trek

Max Altitude: 4,870m
Trek Period: 18 Days
Difficulty: Challenging
Best Season: March-May, September – November

Embark on this ecstatic journey through the Makalu Barun National Park that takes you through dense rhododendron forests, leading you to the Makalu Base Camp.

The trek starts at Tumlingtar and you walk aside the Arun river valley to Sedua and Num, passing through waterfalls and high-altitude lakes, while giving you an insight into the Rai and Sherpa lifestyle in the beautiful villages on the trails. As we cross the Shipton La Pass at 4,210m, we make way to the Upper Barun River Valley to get close-up views of Mount Makalu, the 5th highest peak in the world.

While experiencing the unique wildlife and vegetation, the Makalu Base Camp Trek also gives a preview of the eastern face of Mount Everest- the Kangshung face, yet another reason to explore this beautiful trek!

+S of the trek:
– Walk past diverse terrains from farmlands to glaciers to waterfalls
– Visiting Makalu Barun National Park
– Watching Everest from its eastern Kangshung face
– Witness the authentic Rai and Sherpa culture of eastern Nepal
– Encounter Nepal’s rarest wildlife including the famed Red Panda

-S of the trek:
– One of the most remote regions of Nepal, causing difficulty in accommodation, esp. while trekking in winter
– Acute Mountain Sickness at altitudes as high as 4,900m

11- Kanchenjunga Trek

Kanchenjunga Trek

Max Altitude: 5,388m North Kanchenjunga Base Camp
Trek Period: 17 Days
Difficulty: Strenuous
Best Season: April-June, October- November

Kanchenjunga, derived from the local term “Kang-chen-zod-nga”, means “five great treasuries of the snow”, but it is home to seven major summits. To the locals, Kanchenjunga, which stands at a height of 8,585 m and the third highest mountain in the world, is the abode of gods who bestow prosperity and goodwill on them and their lands, while to the climbers of this mountain the phrase “five great treasuries of the snow” takes on a slightly more ominous tone. The avalanches at Kanchenjunga are said to be the largest anywhere!

Since the locals worship the mountain, there is a tradition among mountaineers not to stand on the actual summit. All successful climbs have stopped just short of the summit honoring an old promise made by the leader of the first successful attempt in 1955 to the Maharaja of Sikkim.

We begin the journey to Kanchenjunga with a flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and from there to Taplejung (Suketar). From Suketar the trek leads through several villages to Pangpema which is also the base camp for mountaineering expeditions attempting the Northern Face of Kanchenjunga II.

Located on the eastern border of Nepal, Kanchenjunga provides an amazing opportunity to experience remoteness, spectacular mountain scenery, diverse flora and fauna and rich local culture, quite different to those found further west.

+S of the trek:
– Scenic flight: Kathmandu-Biratnagar-Taplejung and back
– Explore the famous Kanchenjunga Base Camp at 5,143m
– Trek to Yalung Ri Base Camp
– Enjoy the magnificent views of the Himalayan giants Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Kanchenjunga
– Crossing Mirgin La Pass at 4,480m
– Experience the diverse flora and fauna & rich local culture

-S of the trek:
– One of the lengthiest treks in Nepal
– Acute Mountain Sickness at high altitudes of up to 5,143m
– Difficult trek without prior experience

12- Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek

Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek

Max Altitude: 4,773m Kyanjin Ri
Trek Period: 14 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Best Season: March-May, September-December

This trek will embark you on a spiritual journey to one of the most popular treks in the Langtang region with breathtaking views and insightful landmarks.

Located at the northeast part of Central Nepal, the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek gives you an opportunity to experience the region’s deepest gorges, beautiful forests and historical monasteries that entwine you with the Tibetan culture of the region while helping you experience the beautiful villages with colorful farms, and scintillating glaciers of the highest peaks of Nepal.

Driving along the Trishuli River, we reach Syabru Besi, where the trek commences. Walking by the banks of Bhote Koshi River, We trek to Kyanjin Gompa, acclimatize and climb Tserko Ri the following day. As we proceed trekking the enthralling Langtang Valley, we move towards the Gosaikunda Lake, which is revered by both Buddhists and Hindus and is said to have healing powers in its water. Taking in the breathtaking lake, we cross Laurebina Pass at 4,610m and make our way back to Kathmandu feeling blessed, spiritual and rejuvenated.

+S of the trek:
– Visiting the majestic and spiritual Gosaikunda Lake
– Crossing Lauri Bina pass at 3,920m
– Walking along the peaceful Tamang Heritage trail
– Experiencing the incredible Langtang Valley
– Walking through Shivapuri National Park
– The amazing sunrise view from Chisapani

-S of the trek:
– Altitude Sickness can be a problem to those who don’t have prior experience
– While trekking in monsoon, trails will be incorporated with leeches
– Narrow yak trails, so look out for yak caravans

13 – Classic Everest Base Camp Trek

Max Altitude: 5,555m Kalapatthar
Trek Period: 18 Days
Difficulty: Challenging
Best Season: March-May, September-November

If you’re looking for a trek without flying in and out of the infamous Lukla Airport, the Classic Everest Base Camp Trek is just for you, as it takes you through the trail initially followed by Tenzin Norgay and Edmund Hillary!

The Classic Everest Base Camp follows the footsteps of the earliest climbers and trekkers and doesn’t include the famous Lukla flights. Since no flights are involved, a jeep drive is taken at the initial stage through a dirt road until Nunthala, and from this point onwards, the trek begins. Driving through the Everest Highway which connects to Chaurikharka village which is just a little ahead of Lukla, our first stop will be a Salleri.

During the trek, we will be passing through the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, which is famous as a checkpoint for all trekkers and climbers. Going through the largest monastery of the region, the Tengboche Monastery, and then villages of Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorakshep, we will finally reach the Everest Base Camp. This is the closest you’ll get to Mt. Everest without any mountaineering equipment. There is also an optional hike to Kalapatthar which is famous for the best view of Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks.

+S of the trek:
– Follow Hillary and Tenzing’s footsteps the old way
– Ample time to get acclimatized to the thin air
– Experience diverse cultures all the way from the foothills to the high altitude
– Observing the Buddhist monasteries
– Splendid views of the Khumbu Icefall
– Reaching the ultimate destination of Everest Base Camp
– Climbing Kala Patthar at an altitude of 5,555 m

-S of the trek:
– Longer than normal EBC treks
– Longer commuting time
– Look out for the Khumbu Cough

14 – Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Max Altitude: 5,353m Gokyo Ri
Trek Period: 11 Days
Difficulty: Modorate
Best Season: March-May, September-December

If you’re looking for trekking around the Everest region, but have time constraints, the Gokyo Valley Trek gives you an incredible opportunity to embark in this extraordinary experience to encounter the Gokyo Valley.

This traditional trek proffers spectacular views of the mountains of this region and the Himalayas’ largest glacier- the Ngozumpa Glacier. The main highlights include the views of 8,000m peaks such as Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu, which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri above Gokyo Lake, along with the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2,922 m) located in the Khumbu region.

After a short 25 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla’s tiny airstrip, you’ll be spending the next few days trekking through Sherpa settlements and interacting with the locals. Along the trek, we will pass Buddhist monasteries with the views of Everest and other snow towering mountains getting closer by the day. We will have rest days in the villages of Namche bazaar that will allow us to explore the region and acclimatize, which is very important. After trekking to Gokyo Ri (5,483 m), we’ll be heading back with memories to cherish galore.

+S of the trek:
– Scenic flight to and from Lukla
– Get acquainted with the mountain people in the heart of Himalayas
– Visiting Gokyo Lake
– Climbing Gokyo R at an altitude of 5,353 m
– Amazing views of the Everest, Cho Oyu and Makalu from Gokyo Ri
– Impressive Ngozumpa glacier

-S of the trek:
– Challenging high-altitude trek that trails up and down on rough terrain
– Unpredictable weather conditions of the high mountains
– Look out for Acute Mountain Sickness as the trek moves above 4000m at all times

15 – Everest Panorama Trek

Max Altitude: 3,860m Tengboche
Trek Period: 7 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Best Season: Feb-May, September-December

One of the shortest Everest treks, you’ll get a scintillating experience passing through lush green vegetation and scanty settlements with extremely hospitable Sherpas, with the breathtaking views of Everest and other adjoining mountains.

The Everest Panorama Trek is quite an enervated trek which initiates with a 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla’s tiny airstrip. The trek continues through the beautiful settlements of Lukla and Namche Bazaar heading towards Tengboche Monastery (3,860m). This short trek will take you through trails that will give you a superb view of the world’s highest snow-clad peaks like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku, and Mt. Amadablam. Visiting a succession of Sherpa villages on the path, the constantly fluttering prayer flags and glistening snow-capped mountains will give you the glimpse of the Tibetan influence in this region.

In a perpetual camaraderie with the Himalayas, The Everest Panorama Trek takes you through many famous Sherpa villages of not only Namche Bazaar, but also settlements like Tengboche and Dingboche. This is the perfect trek for those with maiden voyage among the mountains, as it takes you through a journey never accomplished before. Take this rare and fascinating opportunity to embrace the Legendary Himalayas and discover ineffable beauty that is guaranteed to be one of the most mesmerizing experiences ever.

+S of the trek:
– Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla
– Experience Sherpa culture and life style of mountain people in the heart of Himalaya
– Visit Tengboche Monastery
– Amazing views of Himalaya including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Amadablam and many other peaks

-S of the trek:
– This trek doesn’t reach the Everest Base Camp
– Since this trek’s altitude is below 4000m, it’s not a good acclimatization trek

16 – Everest High Passes Trek (3 Passes Trek)

Max Altitude: 5,555m Kalapatthar
Trek Period: 18 Days
Difficulty: Challenging
Best Season: March-May, September-November

One of the most interesting treks of Nepal, The Everest High Pass Trek takes you to a panoramic journey of the Khumbu region, in a memorable abyss that will last you a lifetime!

The Everest High Passes Trek offers you with an exceptional opportunity to witness the magnanimous Himalayan ranges over 8000m including Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu and Nepal’s largest glacier-the Ngozumpa Glacier. Passing through stoned houses and meadows on the bank of Dudh Pokhari, we will witness the Gokyo Lake and cross the three highest passes of the Everest Region.

Once we land at the Lukla Airport, we will be walking down the Dudh Koshi River until we reach the Sherpa capital of the region- Namche Bazaar. The astonishing views of the Khumbu mountains like Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6608m) and the Everest will leave you speechless. Thereon, we will also walk on the messy, risky moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier – the main glacier in Nepal, being enchanted by varied scenery of the Gokyo valley, including the series of beautiful Gokyo Lake.

We will get to visit lake Longpongo which is at an altitude of 4690m. Subsequently, the second lake, Taboche Tsho totally enthralls us with its shiny turquoise blue water alluring in the sun. We will also notice that the Gokyo village set by the third lake and Cho-Oyu peak as a backdrop provide a wonderful sight here. Overall, this trek gives the best opportunity to trek along the three beautiful passes situated at high elevation in the Everest Region namely Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass and Renjo La Pass.

+S of the trek:
– Scenic flight to and from Lukla.
– Experience life in the heart of Himalayas.
– Everest Base Camp and walking on the Khumbu glacier.
– Encounter the turquoise water of Gokyo Lake.
– Hike up to Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri, the astounding viewpoints in the Everest Region.
– Witness the remarkable views of super Gokyo valley, massive Ngozumpa glacier and incredible view of Khumbu Himalayas.
– Visit Tengboche Monastery – one of largest Buddhist Monasteries.
– Cross the 3 beautiful high elevation passes- Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass and Renjo La Pass of Everest Region.

-S of the trek:
– Challenging high-altitude trek that trails up and down on rough terrain
– Unpredictable weather conditions of the high mountains
– Look out for Acute Mountain Sickness symptoms

17 – Tamang Heritage Trek with Langtang Valley

Max Altitude: 5,050m Chorkari Ri
Trek Period: 12 Days
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Best Season: March-May, September-December

If you’re looking for a unique experience in the Langtang region like none other, an additive Tamang cultural experience is just what would interest you!

With a newly discovered trail, this trek provides you an enthralling, cultural and traditional conglomerate with the immensely hospitable Tamang people along the Tibetan border filled with beautiful villages with terraced fields and the healing experience in Tatopani’s natural hot springs.

This trek combines the beauty of the Langtang valley and the local Tamang tribe, giving you a cumulative local trek. The Langtang valley takes you through the Kyangjin monastery and the villages on Dhunche, Bharkhu and Syabru are homes to the Tamangs of Tibetan descent which is clearly seen in the local customs and traditions. This trek is the perfect trek for you if you’re looking forward to a nature hike amongst the mountains and the wildlife incorporated with spending some time with the locals.

+S of the trek:
– Walk through terrace fields and picturesque villages
– Discover rhododendron forests with monkeys, plateaued grasslands and views of snow-capped peaks
– Walk through villages and local communities and experience the local lifestyle
– Hike through a 100-year old monastery
– Walk to a sacred lake – Parvati Kunda

-S of the trek:
– Altitude sickness can be a problem, without prior experience
– Off the typical tourist trail, so only suitable for those looking for something unique
– Close interaction with local people and their lifestyle

18 – Helambu Trek

Max Altitude: 3650 Meters
Trek Period: 9 Days
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Best Season: February-June, September-November

The Helambu Trek is a combination of three major areas north of Kathmandu along the Tibetan border offering prospects of exploring villages, climbing small peaks and visiting glaciers at comparatively lower altitudes.

The Helambu trek enriches you with your experience of the diverse natural beauty and soothing climate of the Helambu valley. The area is covered with the Sherpa villages surrounded by beautiful rhododendron forests. We will also be travelling through Gosaikunda lake, which is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. The other smaller lakes of the region include Saraswatikunda and Bhairabkunda.

The trek also includes a visit to the Kyanjin Gompa, and climbing up the 5,000m Tserko Peak. The entirety of the trek is accompanied by the spectacular views of mountains Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Ri, Langtang Lirung reminding of the rejuvenation the Helambu valley.

+S of the trek:
– Explore the majestic Langtang valley
– Hiking up to Kyanjin Ri at 4,350 m
– Crossing over Laurebinayak Pass at 4,610 m
– Explore the wondrous Helambu Valley

-S of the trek:
– Acute Mountain Sickness is possible due to high altitude
– Trails can get difficult if you don’t have prior experience

19 – Annapurna Panorama Trek

Max Altitude: 3,210m Poon Hill
Trek Period: 5 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Best Season: January-May, September-December

If you’re looking for a quick getaway and still make it near the Annapurna mountain range, the Annapurna Panorama Trek gives you all that and so much more.

Also referred to as the Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek, the Annapurna Panorama Trek begins in Pokhara, the beautiful city of the lakes. Starting with a drive to Nayapul, we hike up to the Ghorepani village, which is a popular destination for night stoppers. The next morning, a short hike takes us to Poon Hill that’s famous for the panoramic views of some of the world’s highest peaks.

Considerably a short and easy trek with spectacular views of the mountains, this trek gives you an overview of the flora and fauna of the sub-tropical valleys and beautiful villages of Gurung and Magar locals while watching the sunrise hit the peaks of Annapunrna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and various other mountains.

+S of the trek:
– Impressive sunrise view from Poon Hill
– View of the world’s highest mountains: Dhaulagiri I (7th) and Annapurna I (10th)
– Natural bath in hot springs at Jhinu

-S of the trek:
– The trek doesn’t reach the Annapurna Base Camp
– It’s a shorter trek

20 – Nar Phu Valley Trek

Max Altitude: 5,320m Kang La Pass
Trek Period: 16 Days
Difficulty: Challenging
Best Season: April – June, September – November

The Nar Phu Valley Trek is a unique experience through the rare and restricted area of the Nar Phu Valley. One of the most remote and segregated areas of the region, this trek is only possible in specific time as it’s not possible in winter due to the heavy snowfall.

As we start our trek through Jagat, the rough terrains with captivating landscapes follow the entire trek while passing through various Buddhist monasteries, and prayer flags across suspension bridges in a region that feels Tibetan. During the trek, we’ll encounter the yaks and blue sheep of the area while having great views of Annapurna and Gangapurna peaks.

The journey to the Nar and Phu Valley takes you through dense forests followed with canyons, beautiful waterfalls and the famous passes of Kangla Pass and Thorong La Pass, while enjoying the unforgettable views of the Himalayan ranges.

+S of the trek:
– Scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
– Explore Kali Gandaki River valley along the trek
– Explore the Nar and Phu villages
– Witness the colorful monasteries throughout the trek
– Picturesque views of the Himalayas
– Trek through the famous Kangla Pass and Thorong La Pass
– Visit the beautiful Muktinath temple

-S of the trek:
– First timers might find this trek challenging
– Altitude Sickness is probable as high altitudes of up to 5,306m

21 – Tilicho Lake Trek with Throng-La Pass Trek

Max Altitude: 5,416m Thorong La Pass Trek
Trek Period: 21 Days
Difficulty: Challenging
Best Season: March-May, September-December

This trek takes you through the world’s highest located lake, Tilicho lake and the world’s highest pass, Thorong La Pass.

Starting from jagat we walk along the Marshyangdi River while receiving amazing views of the mountains. Throughout the trek, we can see diverse landscapes, ethnicities showcasing the diversity of the region.  From Manang, we head north to Tanki Manang, Yak Kharka and Khangsar to reach Tilicho lake at 5,200m. As we continue to the north, we can observe the high and dry Tibetan plateau that leads on to Thorong La Pass, which is the highest point in the Annapurna Circuit at 5,416m.

From there, we descend on to Muktinath, which is a spiritual hub of the area for both Hindus and Buddhists. Thereon, we’ll be passing villages on the bank of the Kaligandaki river, some of the world’s deepest gorges and passes between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Tilicho Lake trek takes us to green landscapes of Manang to the dry and barren lands of Mustang, while crossing one of the world’s highest passes and highest lake.

+S of the trek:
– Ascending the Marshyangdi River valley
– Get acquainted with the mountain people in the heart of Himalayas
– Views of the world’s highest mountains: Dhaulagiri I (7th), Manaslu (8th) and Annapurna I (10th)
– Visit Tilicho Lake, the highest altitude lake in the world
– Crossing the famous Thorong La Pass at 5,416 m
– Visit the pilgrimage town of Muktinath
– Scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

-S of the trek:
– It’s a lengthy trek and consumes time
– First timers might find this trek challenging
– Altitude Sickness is probable as high altitudes of up to 5,416m

22 – Khopra Ridge Trek

Khora best treks in Nepal

Max Altitude: 3,660m Khopra Ridge
Trek Period: 12 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Best Season: March-May, September-December

If you’re looking for a quick getaway and still make it near the Annapurna mountain range, the Khopra Ridge Trek gives you all that and so much more.

Starting with a drive to Nayapul, we hike up to the Ghorepani village, which is a popular destination for night stoppers. The next morning, a short hike takes us to Poon Hill that’s famous for the panoramic views of some of the world’s highest peaks. From Poon Hill, the trek takes an unconventional route along some of the lesser known village of Baili Kharka that leads to Khopra ridge, which is the best spot to catch glimpses of the mountain peaks and the Kali Gandaki gorge.

Considerably a short and easy trek with spectacular views of the mountains, this trek gives you an overview of the flora and fauna of the sub-tropical valleys and beautiful villages of Gurung and Magar locals while watching the sunrise hit the peaks of Annapunrna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and various other mountains.

+S of the trek:
– One of the best alternatives for Annapurna Base Camp
– Multiple customizable treks
– Ethnic traditional villages of Swata and Ghandruk
– Trek through different terrains ranging from subtropical to alpine zones
– Beautiful panoramic sunrise and sunset in less crowded viewpoints
– Diverse flora and fauna including snow leopards and rhododendrons
– Learn the real lifestyle and culture of the local people

-S of the trek:
– Altitude Sickness is probable
– One of the most less travelled trails

23 – Rara Lake Trek

Max Altitude: 2,990m
Trek Period: 14 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Best Season: April-May, September-October

The Rara lake trek incorporates the Rara National Park, which has the diverse range of flora and fauna with snowcapped peaks in the background and the turquoise waters of Rara lake.

The trek starts with a flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu and then to Jumla. As we walk through Chere Chaur and Chala Chaur, we’ll be hiking the trails through the Sinja valley leading all the way to the Rara Lake, located at an altitude of 2,910m. This trek takes us through beautiful pine and rhododendron forests with Dolpo and API Shripal in the distance, giving a unique experience with the customs of the region.

+S of the trek:
– Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
– Explore the natural beauty and rich bio-diversity of the Rara National Park
– Visit one of Nepal’s oldest historical valleys- Sinja Valley
– Enjoy amazing views of distant Dolpo and API Shripal peaks
– Trek through beautiful pine and rhododendron forests
– Experience the authentic culture and lifestyle of the Jumla district

-S of the trek:
– Flight cancellations and rescheduling might be probable
– Not feasible as an acclimatization trek for higher altitudes

24 – Royal Trek

Max Altitude: 1,760m Syaklung
Trek Period: 4 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Best Season: January-May, September-December

The Royal Trek gets its name having been walked by Prince Charles upon his visit to Nepal in the 1980s. Regardless of being a short trek, this trek incorporates some major mountains of the Annapurna range, terraced fields, lakes and the local customs and traditions.

This is one of the few treks that’s quite secluded from the crowded trails, so it will help you get a secluded trekking opportunity through rice fields, lush forests and lakes while enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains. This trek also includes a few days in Pokhara, which is the beautiful city of lakes, and this is where the journey begins and ends.

+S of the trek:
– Walk through the trails explored by Prince Charles himself
– Spectacular views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre peaks
– Walk through rhododendron forests
– Explore all Aryan, Gurung and Magar culture in a single trek
– Experience the traditional Gurung lifestyle
– Learn about the Nepali culture, lifestyle

-S of the trek:
– Not a variety of cultural experiences in the overall trek
– Short and easy trek, not suitable for adventure seekers

25 – Tsum valley Trek

Max Altitude: 3,700m Mu Gumba
Trek Period: 13 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Best Season: March-May, September-November

If you’re looking for an experience for a Tibetan-inspired trek in Nepal, Tsum Valley Trek perfectly suits you, as it encompasses trekking in Nepal amidst the ancient Tibetan ethnicities.

Located towards the northern side of Manasalu, the Tsum valley was restricted to travelers till 2008. Because of this, the trekking route and the trails of this region are undiscovered, less traveled by making it the perfect getaway. Once a part of Tibet, the Tsum valley is still rich in Tibetan art, culture and lifestyle and the locals even speak their own dialect of Tibetan.

The trek begins with a drive to Sotikhola, from where we start climbing the trail covered by beautiful rhododendron, pine and conifer forests blooming at their best. As we proceed further from Jagat to Lokpa, we start noticing the Tibetan influence that leads us to the Tsum valley. En route, we might visit the sacred Piren Phu cave, monasteries like the Mu Gompa and the Rachen Gompa, while witnessing mountain peaks like Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Boudha Himal ranges. Overall, the Tsum Valley Trek gives trekkers an opportunity to take the road less travelled by to fully plunge in the Tibetan culture, lifestyle and hospitality.

+S of the trek:
– Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Arughat
– Walk past prayer flags and Buddhist monasteries throughout the trek
– Explore the Tibetan-inspired lifestyle and culture
– Captivating views of Ganesh Himal and Himal Chuli
– Trek through beautiful pine, juniper and rhododendron forests with sightings of blue sheep and Himalayan thar

-S of the trek:
– One of the less-travelled paths of Nepal

– Altitude Sickness if not acclimatized well

26 – Nagarkot Chisapani trek

Max Altitude: 2,195m Chisapani
Trek Period: 3 Days
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Best Season: Entire year

If you have limited time in Nepal and still want to trek to watch the Himalayas up close, Nagarkot Chisapani Trek is something you should sign up for.

While the initial day is mostly formulating, planning and making sure on the same page, the second day begins with an hour’s drive to Sundarijal. This is where we start hiking. After about 30 minutes of walking, we’ll reach the gate of the Shivapuri National park and after entry, be ready to be mazed by the beauty of the nature beyond. As we hike, you will be viewing spectacular glimpses of the Himalayas and end the day at Chisapani.

The next day follows with a 7-hour trek to Nagarkot, which is popular for its spectacular panoramic views of the mountains, and the unbelievable sights of the sunrise and sunset. As you leave Nagarkot, you will still be awed by the magnificent sight of the mountains and nature that you will have witnessed just in a couple of days!

+S of the trek:
– Stay at the mystical and magical Kathmandu valley
– Nature walks in Shivapuri National Park
– Spectacular views of the Himalayas
– Experience ethnic cultures and lifestyles
– Amazing views from the hill station Nagarkot
– Majestic sunrise and sunset views

-S of the trek:
– Very short trek
– Only suitable for beginners, who need a hiking experience

27 – Pikey Peak trek

Max Altitude: 4,065m
Trek Period: 7 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Best Season: March-May, September-November

Pikey Peak Trek is a fresh route in the Solukhumbu region which gives us a splendid experience to explore the Everest and lower Khumbu region. Whilst immersing in the Sherpa culture and customs, we walk the off-beaten trails with Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and other peaks in the background.

Starting with the drive to Dhap Bazaar, we trek through the trails of the lower Khumbu region known for its amazing valleys, ancient monasteries and amidst dense rhododendron forests. While observing the surrounding peaks, Pikey Peak gives you a serene feeling in a very Tibetan-inspired Sherpa cultured atmosphere and panoramic views of some of the Himalayan giants.

This trek is an amazing way to have the Everest experience in a very short time, while enjoying the popular Pikey Peak.

+S of the trek:
– Explore the authentic culture, tradition and lifestyle of the Sherpas
– Visit historical monasteries of the region
– Amazing sunrise views from the Pikey Peak
– Spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Dhaulagiri

-S of the trek:
– Short but difficult trek without prior experience

28 – Ganesh Himal Trek

Max Altitude: 4,200m Singla
Trek Period: 12 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Best Season: February-May, September-December

The Ganesh Himal trek is an extraordinary opportunity to trek through beautiful villages, diverse flora and fauna, the authentic customs and traditions of the Tamang people while receiving panoramic views of Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu and the Langtang range.

The trek begins with a drive to Bhalche which is around 30km north to the Trishuli bazaar. From Bhalche, we trek through tropical rhododendron, pine forests while experiencing the local wildlife.  The trek also incorporates the Singla Pass at 4,200m and visit to Phyanchyat monastery. Throughout the trek, you’ll notice the Tibetan-inspired lifestyle and customs while passing through several villages of the region.

The Ganesh Himal trek is, overall, a rejuvenating experience of walking one of the trails less travelled by, amidst greenery, nature and culture.

+S of the trek:
– New trekking destination close to Kathmandu
– Visit the sacred Parvati lake and twin sacred White and Black lakes
– Natural hot spring on the way to Neber
– Diverse terrains from farmland to rocky hills
– Walk across several rivers through suspension bridges, gorges and waterfalls
– Wide variety of flora and fauna
– Experience the hospitality of the local community

-S of the trek:
– Altitude Sickness at higher altitudes of up to 3,842m

29 – Upper Dolpo Trek

Max Altitude: 5350m Kang La
Trek Period: 24 Days
Difficulty: Challenging
Best Season: March-May, September- Novemb

Upper Dolpo Trek, a land beyond the Himalayas, conjures up visions of mysterious monasteries, snow leopards and blue sheep. It is one of Nepal’s most remote regions, located on the western part of the country.

The Dolpo region is a very isolated area which has been strictly off-limits until only recently, so the traditions and way of life have remained intact. In the autumn of 1990, the first British tour operator organized a trek from east to west, from Pokhara to Jumla through Lower Dolpo.

While trekking this route, you’ll pass through mountain ranges of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Kanjiroba, and through Lower Dolpo, which was once a famous kingdom of Nepal. This region refreshes you with its remote wilderness, scenic mountain views and the warm hospitality of the local communities that makes the travel even more fruitful. The Upper Dolpo trek will take you even further into this mysterious land of the Himalayas.

+S of the trek:
– Scenic flight to and from Nepalgunj/Juphal
– Amazing vista of Shey Phoksundo Lake and Shey Phoksundo National Park
– Crossing Kang La, Saldang La and Jeng La passes
– Shey Gompa- the largest Buddhist monastery of the area
– Pristine mountains, diverse flora & fauna and unique culture

-S of the trek:
– Altitude Sickness at high altitudes of up to 5,350m

30 – Lower Dolpo Trek

Max Altitude: 5,318m
Trek Period: 18 Days
Difficulty: Challenging
Best Season:

If you have time constraints and want a shorter tour of the Dolpo region, the Lower Dolpo trek is designed to give you the best of Dolpo in the shorted timeframe possible.

Lower Dolpo Trek takes you to the remote western region of Nepal, which was forbidden to foreigners until 1982. With distinct features and amazing topography, the lower Dolpo region is known as the hidden treasure of Nepal.

The trek begins with a flight to Nepalgunj and then to Juphal, which is where the trek initiates. Crossing three high passes Kangmara La, Numa La and Baga La all above 5100m, the trek passes through beautiful remote villages, deep gorges leading us to the enchanting Shey-Phoksundo lake- sited at an altitude of 3,611.5m, which is Nepal’s deepest lake. The Dolpo region is well known for its spirituality and gives an insight into Buddhism and the Tibetan culture. In addition, it is also enriched with the picturesque landscapes, flora, fauna and the warm hospitable people of Dolpo.

+S of the trek:
– Scenic flight to and from Nepalgunj/Juphal
– Amazing vista of Shey Phoksundo Lake and Shey Phoksundo National Park
– Shey Gompa- the largest Buddhist monastery of the area
– Explore the Buddhist culture of the western Nepal
– Pristine mountains, diverse flora & fauna and unique culture

-S of the trek:
– Altitude Sickness at high altitudes of up to 5,318m

So these are our top 30 best treks in Nepal. All of the above mentioned treks are attainable trek and budget friendly trekking destination in Nepal. These all treks lets you experience the real and authentic beauty of Nepal so go ahead and choose your adventure.

Basic Faqs of Best treks in Nepal

What is trekking and how is it different from hiking and mountaineering?

Trekking is a long, difficult, and uphill journey done on foot, and can last multiple days, while staying overnight on the trails. It can be challenging and test the trekkers physical, mental, and psychological capacity. Hiking is leisurely walking with short walks on trails lasting for a single day.

Mountaineering, however, is the most difficult of all, and the climbers need to have special training, equipment and skills that are required while ascending mountain peaks.

How difficult is trekking in Nepal?

The difficulty of the treks depends on your choice of the trekking routes which can be easy, moderate or challenging. It also depends on the individual and their endurance level. Some physical activities prior to the trek is recommended for easing the treks.

How expensive is trekking in Nepal?
While Nepal is comparatively cheaper than other countries, the cost of the trekking completely depends on your preference of the trails and luxury. You can opt between budget or luxury package in Nepal. Everest Base Camp is costlier than other packages, but the cost includes food, accommodation, permits, guide and other fees.

What’s the minimum duration of trekking in Nepal?
The duration of trekking also depends on your choice of the trekking route. For beginners, there are trails that last around 3-8 days depending on rest and acclimatization days.

Is there a best season to trek?
The best seasons for trekking in Nepal are Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November). While spring is the best time to observe the flowers blooming with chances of rain, the climate in autumn is more preferred by travelers as it is soothing, clear and stable.

Is physical fitness necessary for trekking?
While the shorter routes are quite easy and most of the treks have are prepared with acclimatization days, some sort of physical fitness is recommended. The more fit your are, the more you enjoy the trails without any worries about health concerns.

Are there any health and safety concerns regarding altitude sickness?
While travelling at higher altitude, there are definitely possibilities of altitude sickness, but most of our treks are suitable for all ranges of trekkers and our guides always focus on your safety first. In addition, all treks are prepared in regard to proper acclimatization.

Do I need travel insurance to trek?

Yes, it is mandatory to have yourself insured prior to the trek, which must cover all medical and emergency repatriation, for helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at higher altitudes. This must be provided before we begin the trek.

How long do we have to walk every day?

While the hiking hours vary each day depending on the trekking route and your pace of walking, there will be 5-6 hours of walking each day which is around 10-15 kms. It is not advisable to advance more than 600m altitude in a day.

What are the accommodation arrangements during the trek?
In the mountainous regions, there aren’t any luxury hotels. In majority of the treks, you will be staying in teahouses or lodges. Since very teahouses provide heating, it is recommended to carry your sleeping bags for proper warm rest in these cold areas.

Are there any permits required for trekking?

For all trekking in Nepal, a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems) Card is necessary, plus area-specific trekking permits is mandatory. All permits can be obtained from Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu.

Is Nepal safe to trek?

Nepal is completely safe to trek in, for all kinds of trekkers. It is even safe for women solo travelers to trek in Nepal.

Can I hire trekking equipment in Nepal?
Yes, all kinds of trekking equipment are available in Nepal upon your request.

Is it possible to recharge batteries and electronics during the trek?
Yes, it is possible to use these facilities at a very minimal charge in majority of the trekking routes.

How do I apply for a visa to Nepal?

You can apply for a visa online, 15 days before your arrival, but most tourists apply for a visa-on-arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

In order to obtain your visa, you will need two photos (passport size) and hard currency. The three types of visas available on arrival and fees are:

$ 30 USD (or equivalent foreign currency) for 15 days
$ 50 for 30 days
$ 125 for 90 days.

About Author

Balaram Thapa, an executive director at Nepal Hiking Team had a long journey before making NHT one of the revolutionary tour operators in this competitive field of Tourism. He finished his Bachelor’s degree in Travel and Tourism from Tribhuwan University in the year 2000.

He started his career as a trekking support staff in 1998 and gradually earned a status of trekking leader. He has trekked several trekking routes such as Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, Everest, Kanchenjunga, Mustang, Makalu, etc. Thus has immense knowledge about the trekking routes of Nepal. Alongside this, he has also organized several tours to Bhutan and Tibet as a tour guide. He has traveled to Germany, France, Switzerland, Poland, Italy promoting Nepal’s tourism.

After earning lots of experience in this field, he wanted to explore his own business ideology. He along with his brother- Ganga Raj Thapa start their own company, Nepal Hiking Team in 2009. He is friendly and works side by side with the staff inspiring and motivating them. He is an expert travel consultant and handles all the concerns of travelers regarding their trip. He inspires people to travel new and unique destinations and implement the same ideology on himself as well.

He started his journey 22 years ago and has immense experience in this field. His passion for traveling has made his 22 years of working journey, a precious phase of his life. And he plans to continue doing this and add more years in it.

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