10 Best Trekking Destinations in Nepal | Visit Nepal 2020
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10 Best Trekking Destinations | Visit Nepal 2020

Nepal is a land of diverse natural terrain and beautiful scenery. There is always something for someone to do. Nepal provides you with various trekking destinations. Depending on your choice you can choose from a variety of treks based on altitude, difficulty, length and much more. Every year hundreds and thousands of tourists visit Nepal and that makes choosing your travel destination all the more important. so you always have to plan ahead on where you want to go.

Keeping that in mind we have compiled a list of the best trekking destination in Nepal based on popularity, difficulty, length, seasons, budget and overall satisfaction.

Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal

Regarded as one of the best trekking destinations in Nepal, Everest Base Camp Trekking provides you with the spectacular panoramic view of Everest Himalayan Range. It is one of the best trekking destinations in Nepal for any travel lover. There are many routes you can take depending on your preference. You can travel from either the normal route that is from Namche Bazar and straight to Phorche, Tengboche or Dibuche, via Gokyo Lake or via Phaplu. All of these treks differ from each other based on trekking days, but we will be talking about the most popular route i.e from Namche to either Phorche, Tengboche or Dubuque.

Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • Great view of Mount Everest.
  • Visiting Tengboche Monastery.
  • Getting to Kalapattar at an elevation of 5,600 meters, the vantage point for viewing great mountain ranges.
  • Reaching Everest Base Camp itself.
  • Visit a school established by Sir Edmund Hillary in the mountain village of Khumjung.

Trek Facts

  • Trekking Difficulty: Difficult to Medium
  • Trekking Length: 12 to 16 days
  • Max altitude: 5600m, Kala Patthar
  • Best Season: March-May and October-November
  • Accommodation type: Guesthouses & Lodges

Trek Lowlight

  • A popular destination so it’s usually crowded during the season.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Annapurna Circuit Trekking in Nepal

Annapurna Circuit Trekking is another trekking destination that is high on travelers’ lists. The trek guides us through the variety of terrains from the lush pastures to the Alpine forests. Annapurna Circuit Trekking is a moderately challenging trip and suitable for experienced as well as novice hikers. The walk passes through beautiful villages home to Gurung, Manangis, and Thakalis. It is definitely my pick for one of the best trekking destinations in Nepal.

Highlights of the Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Kathmandu and Pokhara Sightseeing.
  • Spectacular view of numerous mountains such as Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Both 7000m+ mountains.
  • Crossing the world’s widest pass –  the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters.

Trek Facts

  • Trekking Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trek Length: 14 to 18 days
  • Max altitude: 5416m Thorang La Pass
  • Best Season: March-May and October-November
  • Accommodation type: Guesthouses & Lodges

Trek Lowlight

  • Another travel destination that has crowds during peak tourist season.

Langtang Trekking

Langtang Trekking in Nepal

Langtang trek is a great trekking destination if you only have a week or more stay in Nepal. Situated at the north of Kathmandu valley and bordering Tibet it provides you with panoramic views of Mt. Langtang-Ri, Langtang Himal, Gajala Peak.

Highlights of the Langtang Trek

  • Great as a short trekking destination.
  • Visit Kyanjin Gompa (a Buddhist monastery) and Langtang Gompa.
  • Enjoy the culture of Tibetan people and also
  • Visit Yak farms and Cheese factories

Trek Facts

  • Trekking Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trek Length: 7to 9 days
  • Max altitude: 3800m (Kyanjin Gompa) / 4773m (Kyanjin Ri)
  • Best Season: March-May and October-November
  • Accommodation type: Guesthouses & Lodges

Trek Lowlight

  • In higher altitudes, we recommend to carry along the necessaries such as food and water yourself.

Upper Mustang Trekking

Upper Mustang Trekking best trekking destination in Nepal

The upper Mustang trekking provides us with distinct landscapes compared to other treks in Nepal. Regarded as one of the last bastions of Tibetan culture it is located in an isolated area around the Annapurna region and is one of the best trekking destinations in Nepal. This place is also regarded as the mini Tiber due to its similarities with Tibet’s trans-Himalayan landscapes. The trek also follows the ancient salt caravan route.

Highlights of the Upper Mustang Trek

  • Treeless and barren landscapes and beautiful sceneries.
  • Insight into the origin of Tibetan Lama Buddhism.
  • Visit the Oldest monasteries in the world and also
  • Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang

Trek Facts

  • Trekking Difficulty: Moderate + Strenuous
  • Trek Length: 14- 16 days
  • Max altitude:  3,810 m, Dhakmar
  • Best Season: March-May and October-November
  • Accommodation type: Guesthouses & Lodges

Trek Lowlight

  • You have to be a minimum of 2 trekkers and accompanied by a Nepali Guide or Porter. The Restricted Permit for Upper Mustang costs USD 500 for up to 10 days and USD 50 for each day thereafter.
  • Relentless afternoon winds can be a challenge.
  • You may have the problem of accommodation in November- the high time of the local’s migration to lower altitudes.

Upper Dolpo Trekking

Upper Dolpo Trekking Nepal

Upper Dolpo Trekking is a challenging trek to the far western mountains of Nepal. This hidden gem provides us with a very much unspoiled trail that is less frequently visited by travelers. Along with the rich cultural and spiritual aspect, the region also provides us with excellent views of snow capped mountains like Dhaulagiri towards the east.

Highlights of the Upper Dolpo Trekking

  • Stunning views of Dhaulagiri and Tibetan Peaks
  • Shey Gompa- 800 years old monastery
  • The nomadic lifestyle of Tibetan-influenced Buddhist people
  • Visit Kagbeni and also
  • Superb view of the Kanjirowa Himal mountain

Trek Facts

  • Trekking Difficulty: Moderate + Strenuous
  • Trek Length: 19- 22 days
  • Max altitude:  5,250 m, Kang La Pass
  • Best Season: March-May and October-November
  • Accommodation type: Camping

Trek Lowlight

  • Expensive permits.
  • Not accessible during Winter (Dec-Jan) as it is too remote and too cold.
  • Also, you cannot travel alone as you must travel with a licensed trek guide.

Gokyo Lake Trekking

Gokyo Lake Trekking

Gokyo Lake is an exciting adventure in the Everest region. Situated just west of the Everest Base Camp  The Gokyo trek is a great alternative if looking for fewer tourists and more remote nature. Its main attraction is the pristine blue and green lakes at Gokyo, at around 5,000 meters. You also come across the Ngozumpa glacier which is the major highlight of the trip. Another best trekking destination in Nepal.

Highlights of the Gokyo Lake Trekking

  • The 5 emerald green lakes of the Gokyo region.
  • Gokyo Ri (5,357m)  – a rocky peak with one of the best expansive views of Mt Everest.
  • World’s biggest ice glacier- Ngozumpa glacier
  • Beautiful Gokyo village

Trek Facts

  • Trekking Difficulty: Moderate difficulty
  • Trek Length: 10 – 15 days
  • Max altitude: 5357 m (Gokyo Ri)
  • Best Season: March-May and October-November
  • Accommodation type: Guesthouses & Lodges

Trek Lowlight

  • Unless also crossing the Renjo La Pass, it’s almost the same trail up and down.
  • High chances of altitude sickness.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is another popular trekking destination for travelers. The region provides us with views of great Himalayan ranges like Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri and other surrounding peaks. We also get to visit the settlements of the Gurung and Magar community. This trek provides both the natural and cultural beauty of Nepal and is one of the best trekking destinations in Nepal.

Highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

  • Great trail and landscape, the closer you get to Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Beautiful sunrise view of Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre and Annapurna Himalayan ranges.
  • Short trek and you can also spend some time in Pokhara.

Trek Facts

  • Trekking Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trek Length: 10 – 12 days
  • Max altitude: 4130 m, Annapurna Base Camp
  • Best Season: March-May and October-November
  • Accommodation type: Guesthouses & Lodges

Trek Lowlight

  • The trek route is easy to moderate and popular, so maybe crowded for those who want to walk in peace.
  • Not accessible during winter as there is too much snow and also risks of Avalanche.

Kanchenjunga Trekking

Kanchenjunga Trekking in Nepal

Traveling to the footsteps of the world’s third highest mountain in the world. You’ll be visiting one of the most rural regions in Nepal, surrounded by absolute pristine nature. The trek passes through the tropical lowlands and passes through lush forests of Rhododendron. You will also pass through the villages of Tibetan tribes- Rais, Limbus. Certainly one of the best trekking destinations in Nepal.

Highlights of the Kanchenjunga Trekking

  • Kanchanjunga Conservation Area.
  • The day of crossing the Lapsang La at an altitude of 5,160 m.
  • Great trekking trail, one of the few unspoiled trails in the Himalayas.
  • Diverse species of wildlife and also
  • Great views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Makalu, the world’s 3rd and 5th highest mountains in the world, respectively.

Trek Facts

  • Trekking Difficulty: Difficult
  • Trek Length: 20 days
  • Max altitude: 5,160 m, Lapsang Pass
  • Best Season: March-May and October-November
  • Accommodation type: Camping

Trek Lowlight

  • Transportation to and from the Kanchenjunga trek may take up to 3-4 full days.
  • The high mountain passes could be more challenging than you expected. And the cold! You need to be fully prepared with the appropriate backpacks.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Manaslu Citcuit Trekking in Nepal

The Manaslu trek officially opened for trekking in the early 90s, a cultural trek par excellence, and without a doubt one of the best trekking destinations in Nepal. The Manaslu Circuit Trek has become more accessible since new lodges were built in 2010. The trip takes us through the diverse culture of ancient Buddhist monasteries and around the stunning Mount Manaslu the *the highest mountain in the world.

Highlights of the Manaslu Circuit Trekking

  • The day of crossing the Larke Pass – a day of challenge and full adventure!
  • Diverse and secluded topography.
  • Visit the Tsum Valley and Mu Gompa and also
  • the cozy village of Samagaun from where you’ll also visit Manaslu Base Camp.

Trek Facts

  • Trekking Difficulty: Difficult
  • Trek Length: 15 days
  • Max altitude: 5,115m / 16,752 ft
    (Larkya La pass)
  • Best Season: March-May and October-November
  • Accommodation type: Guesthouses & Lodges

Trek Lowlight

  • Accommodation may be scarce, especially during high season – Oct and Mar-April.
  • It is a restricted trekking route. You must travel with a licensed trek guide.

Makalu Base Camp Trekking

Makalu Base Camp Trekking

Taking you through the foothills of Mt. Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world this region is less frequent trek route because of the remote topography. One of the most remote areas for trekking it is definitely an adventure and one of the best trekking destinations in Nepal.

Highlights of the Makalu Base Camp Trekking

  • Unspoiled trails and landscapes during the entire trek.
  • Granite cliffs, hanging glaciers, and also beautiful waterfalls
  • Rare wildlife of Nepal- Red Panda and also
  • Stunning mountain scenery, inter alia the lofty vantage point Shersong ridge at 5,250 m

Trek Facts

  • Trekking Difficulty: Difficult
  • Trek Length: 16-20 days
  • Max altitude: 5,250 m, Shersong ridge
  • Best Season: March-May and October-November
  • Accommodation type: Guesthouses & Lodges

Trek Lowlight

  • It is a remote trek, you may not get proper accommodation as expected in all places.

 

 

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