Nepal, a country that is multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-lingual, has a lot to offer for Trekking. Being a geographically diversified nation, there are several alternatives for trekking in the Himalayas starting from Kanchenjunga Trek in the East to Limi Valley Trek in Far West.

Further, the World’s highest mountain Mt Everest along with the other seven peaks above 8000 meters lies in Nepal. Not only the peaks but Nepal has a large variety of plants and animals with different colors, shapes, and sizes, etc. The eastern part of Nepal is rich in biodiversity, whereas the western part is vibrant with higher elevation vicinity. Likewise, the temperature and climate in Nepal are quite favorable for trekking. In the Trekking seasons, the temperature is neither too hot nor too cold, which makes the trekkers easy and calm while walking. Similarly, the God of Peace and Light of Asia “Gautama Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal.

Due to the natural and cultural factors, people around the world plan to visit Nepal once in their lifetime. There are different alternatives one can choose for Trekking. Among these, let us discuss the Top 10 best trekking in Nepal Himalayas based on the number of visitors and the growing process of specifically restricted area trek.

Everest Base Camp

One of the famous Trekking in Nepal, Everest Base Camp trek takes us to the base of the World’s highest mountain Mt Everest. It lies in Sagarmatha National park of Solukhumbu district at an elevation of 5,364 meters. The trek to Everest Base Camp offers excellent trekking destination and can gain the attraction of the entire world looking for some challenge and adventurous trip.

Way to Everest Base Camp

         Facts

  • Altitude: 5545 meters (Kalapathar)
  • Level: Difficult
  • Permit: Tims card and National park entry
  • Location: Sagarmatha National Park, Everest region
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Tea house/tent
  • Duration: 13 days
  • Best time: March-April and September-November
  • Attraction: Namche, Sagarmatha National Park, Tengboche Monastery, Museum, Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar, culture, and lifestyle of local people, etc.

Manaslu Trek

Manaslu trek falls under the restricted area trekking in Nepal which takes us to the beautiful places where the eighth highest peak Manaslu(8,163 m) is located. It lies in the Gorkha district and is bordered with Tibet. Trek to Manaslu offers a fantastic view of Mt Manaslu along with other several peaks. We need to obtain a restricted area permit before trekking to Manaslu.

way to manaslu

          Facts

  • Altitude: 5,179 m from sea level
  • Level: Difficult
  • Permit: Special restricted area permit and conservation area permit
  • Location: Gorkha
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Tea house/Tent
  • Duration: 13 days
  • Best Time: March-April and October-November
  • Attraction: Mt Manaslu, Tibetian culture, Fertile territory, Mani walls, Manaslu conservation area, throwing glacier from Cheo, Himlung, Nemjug, Gyaji Kang and Kangru Himal.

Kanchenjunga Trek

Kanchenjunga trek also falls under restricted area trekking which takes us to the amazing place of Nepal where the third highest peak Mt Kanchenjunga(8,586 m) lies. Kanchenjunga is situated in the Taplejung district with a border to Sikkim. Unlike other mountains in Nepal, there are two different base camp in Kanchenjunga so multiple itineraries are available. Before trekking to Kanchenjunga, we need to obtain the restricted area permit.

Kanchenjunga

          Facts

  • Altitude: 5,300 m from sea level
  • Level: Difficult
  • Permit: Special restricted area permit and conservation area permit
  • Location: Taplejung
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Tea house/Tent
  • Duration: 22 days
  • Best Time: March-April and October-November
  • Attraction: Mt Kanchenjunga, Pang Pema Base Camp, Kanchenjunga Glacier, Campsite, culture, and lifestyle of local, etc.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the popular trek of the Annapurna region. those who feel Everest Base Camp difficult chose Annapurna as an alternative. With an elevation of 4,130 meters, it offers a varied cultural and natural experience to its trekkers. Annapurna I with an elevation of 8,091 meters lies here.

Trekking in the Himalayas

          Fact

  • Altitude: 4,130 m from sea level
  • Level: Moderate
  • Permit: Tims card and conservation area permit
  • Location: Annapurna region
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Tea house/Tent
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Best Time: February-April and September-November
  • Attraction: Conservation area, culture, and lifestyle of locals, Poonhill, Ghandruk, Annapurna Base Camp, Pokhara, etc.

Upper Mustang

The world-renowned trek in Nepal, Upper Mustang trek was listed on top 10 travel destinations published by lonely planets 2013 edition. It is popular inside as well as outside the country. It is the prehistoric village that used to serve as a trans-Himalayan trade route with Tibet. For trekking, to Upper Mustang a restricted area permit is required as it also falls under restricted area trekking in Nepal.

Lo manthang

          Facts

  • Altitude: 3,810 m from sea level
  • Level: Moderate
  • Permit: Special restricted area permit and conservation area permit
  • Location: Gandaki region
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Tea house/Tent
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Best Time: All Seasons in Year / Best October-November
  • Attraction: Pokhara, Kagbeni, Jomsom, Muktinath, Mustang, Apple farms, etc.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trekking, which is famous across the globe for its beauty and cultural people throughout the trail instill on the fifth choice of trekkers despite developed motorable trail on either side of Thorong La Pass on Manang and Mustang. Round Annapurna Trekking can be accompanied by side trip to Tilicho Lake, as well as the entire Annapurna Region had a lot to offer.

Nar Phu Annapurna Circuit

          Facts

  • Altitude: 5,416 m from sea level
  • Level: Moderate
  • Permit: Tims card and conservation area permit
  • Location: Annapurna region
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Tea house/Tent
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Best Time: February-April and September-November
  • Attraction: Pokhara, Kagbeni, Jomsom, Muktinath, Mustang, Apple farms, etc.

Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley trek is the easiest trek of the Langtang region. It can be done by anyone with any age group. With an elevation of 3,850 meters, it provides the view of mountains and also the trek passes through forests with Rhododendron flower. Similarly, after the destruction of cultural and natural heritages in 2015’s earthquake, the place is rebuilt which means it can be a great opportunity to experience Langtang Valley in a new way.

Lantang valley trek

          Facts

  • Altitude: 3,850 m from sea level
  • Level: Easy
  • Permit: Tims card
  • Location: Langtang region
  • Accommodation: Normal Tea House and lodge
  • Duration: 08 days
  • Best Time: March-April and October-November
  • Attraction: Langtang village, Climbing Tserko Ri at sunrise, Buddhist monastery, Pristine lush vegetation with the possibility of wildlife spotting, etc.

Tilicho Lake Trek

Tilicho Lake Trek takes us to one of the fabulous vicinity of the Annapurna region where Tilicho lake is situated. With an elevation of 5,416 meters, the trek offers the best view of the Lake along with the view of Annapurna ranges, Tilicho Himal, Nilgiri, and so forth. Besides, we cross through the trail of challenging Thorong La Pass too.

Trekking in the Himalayas

          Facts

  • Altitude: 5,416 m from sea level
  • Level: Moderate
  • Permit: Tims card and Conservation area permit
  • Location: Annapurna region
  • Accommodation: Normal Tea House and lodge
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Best Time: March-April and October-November
  • Attraction: Conservation area, Tilicho Lake (4,919 m), Thorong La Pass (5,416m), Gurung (Buddhist) and Thakali (Hindu)  villages, strange mud effigies in Kagbeni, etc.

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is an easy trek that falls under the Annapurna region trek where Mardi Himal is located. With an elevation of 4,100 meters, the trek provides an opportunity to experience the less-traveled route along with a stunning view of mountains and hills.

Mardi himal trek

          Facts

  • Altitude: 4,100 m from sea level
  • Level: Easy
  • Permit: Tims card and conservation area permit
  • Location: Annapurna region
  • Accommodation: Normal Tea House and lodge
  • Duration: 08 days
  • Best Time: March-April and October-November
  • Attraction: Pokhara, Conservation area, Mardi Himal Base Camp, High, and Low Camp, etc.

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Located at the beautiful region Langtang, Langtang Gosainkunda trek is the religious, cultural and natural trek, With an elevation of 4,740 meters, Langtang Gosaikunda Trek offers the view of Pristine lush vegetation, Kyanjing Buddhist Monastery, Langtang village along with climbing Tserko Ri at sunrise.

Trekking in the Himalayas

          Facts

  • Altitude: 4,740 m from sea level
  • Level: Moderate
  • Permit: Tims card
  • Location: Langtang region
  • Accommodation: Normal Tea House and lodge
  • Duration: 13 days
  • Best Time: March-April and October-November
  • Attraction: Langtang village, Climbing Tserko Ri at sunrise, Pristine lush vegetation with the possibility of wildlife spotting, Kyanjing Buddhist Monastery, Stay at the famous Lama Hotel, etc

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Rajendra Khanal (Raj)

Born and raised in Gorkha, Nepal, I am proud to call the Manaslu region my home! I have been in the travel business for over a decade from being assistance guide, leader, to being a manager. And finally today I am the founder of NEST Adventure. So you could say I know my way well enough in the Himalayas, especially in some of the off-the-beaten-trails in Nepal like Manaslu, Kanchenjunga and Mustang!

I am passionate about travelling and I strongly believe that seeing the world shouldn't break the bank (at least not too much!). I have backpacked to over 15 countries in Asia, Central America, USA, Canada, one-third of Europe, the Caribbean Islands, and Latin America.

I studied in the UK and moved to the United States. During that period, I had the opportunity of working with multinational companies which taught me how to deliver quality customer service in the business. As a world travelling backpacker myself, and travel expert for the Nepalese Himalayas, I started writing about my own country. Which I would love to share with you. In case you required free information about Nepal or join a group with our existing departure, (particularly If you are a solo hiker for the restricted area) please do not hesitate to visit my office in Thamel. We are located in the centre of Kathmandu called Thamel. I am happy to share a cup of Nepali tea and free information.

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