8 Most Popular Trekking Regions in Nepal

Considering the perfect destination to march around Nepal must be under the bucket list of each traveler. When we speak about the regular trekking, it becomes apparent to feel the glory of the Himalayas. However, trekkers do not hesitate to rejoice a significant moment that comes along the excursion of an expedition in Nepal. From the northeast to the northwest, Nepal is full of ranges of Himalayas. Most of the highest situated area falls under the restricted zone. Today, let us understand the magnificent excursion on the eight most popular trekking regions in Nepal.

Everest Khumbu Region

Popular Trekking Regions in Nepal

On the summit of 8848 meters, there lies the world’s tallest mountain of the world, Mt. Everest. Trekking around the Everest region is the utter passion of trekkers across the globe. From exploiting the cultural significance to experience the sight of the world’s tallest peak, the Khumbu region has so much to offer travelers. The various ranges of the Himalayas such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Mt. Makalu, Sagarmatha conservation area has boundless gift of nature.

Besides the conference of the march, the endless journey begins since you plant yourself out for the Lukla mountain flight from Kathmandu and back. It offers numerous panoramic views of the northern Himalayas of Nepal. Lukla is the initial destination for you to begin on any trek in the Everest Khumbu region. The observing trekker also involves themselves among the ethnicity of local people of Sherpa and Magar communities of the zone. The world-famous Tengboche Monastery also lies in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

When you enter on the excursion inside the Sagarmatha region, it is the world’s highest located reservation. Thus, Sagarmatha National park entirely covers 1148 sq. km, beginning from 2845 meters up to 8848 meters above the sea level. The endangered inhabitants of fauna such as red panda, snow leopard, black bear, musk dear with rare species of over 118 species birds cover this region. Blossoming of Rhododendron, juniper, birch, firs, etc. comes under the mesmerizing and Rare species of fauna that you can observe in the zone of Everest.

A few of the major attractions for the trekkers of this region are Khumjung Village, Gokyo Lake, Cross Chola Pass, Kangma La, and Renjo -La, and Khumbu Ice Fall from Everest Base Camp.

The few popular treks in the Everest Region is as follows:

Annapurna Region Trek

Annapurna Region Trek - Papular Trekking regions in Nepal

Leading the path of absolute splendid marching path along the challenging trail, tracking through the way of the Annapurna region is the popular spot for the trekkers. It is because of the various factor that marching in the Annapurna region has become apparent list in the list of the trekkers. Moreover, it includes the trail path, the scenic beauty of stunning Himalayas, the ethnic diversity and friendly nature of local people, and diversity in flora and fauna. Various ranges of Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mardi Himal, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Himchuli, etc. has become the major attraction of fellow travelers.

Apart from other marching destination, the most popular trail in the Annapurna region are Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna circuit, Mardi Himal trekAnnapurna Sanctuary Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill trek and Jomsom-Muktinath trek. You can always customize your tramp towards the Annapurna region depending upon your Holiday period and the affordable cost.

Besides the Himalayas, the trail offers a magnificent path on the snow-covered road along with the dense forest of Rhododendron. Likewise, the ethics of Gurung, Thakali, Magars, Hindu, Buddhist, etc. are widely admired in the region. Tea houses and lodges are easily accessible in the Annapurna region due to the involvement of a higher number of tourists in the area. Thus, to trek around the Annapurna region, you need permission from the government of Nepal. The Nepal hiking team is always there at the service with the facility of organizing an entire trip.

Langtang/Helambu Region

Lantang Region Trek

Being the third most popular marching destination in Nepal, Langtang and Helambu region has its massive visitor each year. By combining three different areas of Gosaikunda, there is the formation of the trail towards the Langtang and Helambu region.  When you follow the march of Bhote Koshi river up to Langtang valley and beyond, the excursion adds ethnic value to Sherpa, Tibetan, and Tamang community.  Besides, the glacier of Kyangin Ri is the major attraction of this region.

Covering the cosmic river bodies of Nepal, Trishuli, and Koshi, the Langtang region occupies a total of 1,710 sq. km. Speaking of the species of animals are: musk deer, wild dog, serow, pika, snow leopard, etc. falls under the rare species of the region. Likewise, the colorful Rhododendrons, sky blue gentians, orchids, etc. have becomes the major attraction of vegetation in the Langtang region. Cuckoos, owls, hawks, etc. are the Rare species of birds found in this region.

With the area of Nuwakot, Rasuwa, and Sindhupalchok district of Nepal, Langtang and Helambu region trek grants the season of spring and autumn as the popular time here. Besides, the majestic falls of water in the zone come along with the area of Sundarijal, Chisapani, Kutumsang, Thadepati, etc. Langtang and Helambu region is popular trekking regions in Nepal also due to the connotation of meditating facility in the Shivapuri area and monasteries on the way of marching. Here are popular trekking routes in Langtang Region.

Manaslu Region Trek

Papular Trekking Regions in Nepal - Manaslu

Gear up your equipment to experience the isolated yet popular trek in Nepal. Yes, marching around Manaslu Region has become one of the most popular trekking regions in Nepal. With the maximum height of 5,220 meters at Larkya La Pass, trek to the Manaslu region offers the majestic experience throughout your life. Being the off beaten route, Mt. Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world that is 8,163 meters.  To preserve the traditional accommodation of the humans and the reservation of wild nature, to trek around Manaslu region, you need permits.

When you trail across the region of Manaslu, it follows the path of Budi Gandaki river. It is the longest river gorge in the world. The incredible view of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Larky peak, Kangaroo Himal, and Cheo Himal offers a stunning outlook of the region. Blue pine, Rhododendron, and bamboo forest give you the apparent vibe of living with nature. Ancient Buddhist Monasteries and stupas offer you the space to do meditation as well.  Moreover, the marching destination also includes the Tsum valley.

When the untouched modernization touches the lives of people and nature, the excursion becomes beautiful already. Hence, it is time to experience the ultimate trekking relief around the Manaslu region of Nepal.

Mustang Region

Upper Mustang Trek

Marching around the last forbidden kingdom around the plateau of Tibet, the Upper mustang region has its glory. When you march towards the area of upper mustang, 3840 meters is the excessive altitude at Lo-Manthang. As the marching area of Upper Mustang is full of ethnic vibes. Along the gorge of Kali Gandaki, the trekkers reach towards the walled caves in the upper mustang region. After stepping on the foot from Jomsom, you land on the well-admired spot such as Kagbeni, Ghusma, Chele, Yara, Luri Gompa, Muktinath, Tetang, etc.

Therefore, outlook the splendid stark of rocky peaks along the zone of monasteries and gumbas. Marching towards the Upper mustang region also means you get a massive chance to explore around the Kingdom of Lo-Manthang. The remote living people in the upper mustang is full of Buddhist culture. Prominently, trekking in upper mustang is successive even at the months of monsoon. It is because, at this period, the Kali Gandaki is almost dry that leads to occasional rainfall only. Hence, to grant access in the region of Upper Mustang, the fellow trekker must possess the permit approval from the government of Nepal.

Makalu (Eastern Nepal) Region Trek

Makalu Trek

In the doubtful track of outlooking Mt. Makalu, Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Baruntse, the Makalu region offers the glorifying beauty of northeastern Nepal. Passing along the terraced field, mesmerizing waterfalls with glaciers, the trailing path is apparent to keep you amazed with an area of 2330 s2 km. Likewise, Makalu is the fifth tallest peak in the world. The passage of Shipton La comes across the Makalu base camp with Keke La. Being the least observed trail than other regions, Makalu still grounds under the popular trekking regions in Nepal.

Over 3000 species of flowers and herbs carry the reservation of 400 plus species of birds and animals in the zone. Musk deer, bear of snow, red panda, and the clouded leopard lies under the utter endangered species of the globe that has to attract fellow trekkers in the region of Makalu. Across the Arun valley, you can experience the utmost altitude terrains and the glory of snow-covered Himalayas. Also, it is a point intensive chance to exploit the eastern Nepali traditions and culture during this breathtaking excursion.

Kanchenjunga Region

K3 Trek in Nepal

The uninterrupted beauty of the Eastern Himalayan region of Nepal lies in the Kanchenjunga region. It possesses the world’s third tallest peak in the world. Kanchenjunga region has a conversational area that is full coverage of 2,035 square km. Beginning from the altitude of 1,200 meters, it participates up to 8586 meters. The sacred landscape of Nepal falls under the Taplejung district. With the panoramic experience of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Makalu, Mera Peak, and Jahnu Himal, the region is full of diverse natural beauty. Thus, the effortless natural scenery makes the trekkers feel like they are inside heaven. Whereas, the rare species of the Himalayan region offers Snow leopard, Musk deer, red pan, and black bear. Similarly, the vegetation of Rhododendron sparkles the excursion without any doubt.

Moving towards the northern Himalayan of Nepal offers the traditional vibe among the Rai, Limbu, and Sherpa communities of people. Besides these livings, you can also observe the lifestyle of Tibetan who are devotees of Buddhists. Get a supreme chance to revolve around monasteries and stupas on the way of the Kanchenjunga region of Nepal. When the well-desired mountain passage of Sinon La, Sinelapche, and Mirgin La comes across, you cannot take your sight away from stunning glaciers on the trail of Kanchenjunga base camp.

Dolpo Region

dolpo Trek - one of the most papular trekking regions in Nepal

After a lot of research, when the mind focuses on the declared area, it already feels like you are in heaven. But have you ever imagined trying something adventurously different? When you consider traveling the long way towards the Western Himalayas of Nepal, Dolpo has significantly so much in the offering. Question about the unnamed mountains and glaciers waiting for the courageous trekkers like you. Yes, the Dolpo region covers 4070 meters with human settlement, and beyond then is the height of unnamed ranges of Himalayas.

A massive chance to under the cultural significance during the marching excursion lies in the lap of Dolpa. With over 130 gompas in the region of Dolpo, it signifies the numerous weights of religious favor with the Buddhists. When the Tibetan heritage freedom you along the terrain full of snows and ices, the marching seems challenging. For our fellow trekkers, who are financially fit along the courage to challenge the unspoken risk for the worth of speechless beauty, Dolpa waits for you.

Therefore, the Dolpa Region highlights Shey Gompa, Phoksundo Lake, Hidden mountains, and valleys along the adventure of village life. One this grim march, get ready to experience the exotic moment of life.

Conclusion

Hence, the Nepal Hiking Team grants the regional trekking throughout the country. However, these are the list of 8 breathtaking popular trekking regions located in Nepal. Most of these are alike, but each of them represents the glorious moment with something extra to offer you.

Also, feel free to take guidance from the Nepal Hiking Team to choose any of the trekking destinations from the above region. With the assurance of high safety, our team also waits for their guest.

Thus, to travel across any of the regions, you may or may not require the permit. In the case of acquiring permission, the Nepal Hiking team does it best.

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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