11 Most Famous Treks In Nepal

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Nepal is the home to the highest peaks in the world. Trekking is the most popular activity in Nepal. Travelers can go to the different Travel and Tours Agency to get a guide or you can travel by yourself. Visit remote ethnic Himalayas settlements and villages. You can experience the strong culture and friendliness of Nepalese people. The treks you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. The following treks in Nepal are for serious walkers.

1. Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp

The Everest base camp is the most famous trekking experience in Nepal. Take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport which is one of the dangerous airports in the world. The short flight to Lukla is adventurous and thrilling. With destinations like Namche bazaar also known as the “Gateway to Everest”.

You will be going through Sagarmatha National Park. In this trek, you will experience the great views and the Sherpa culture. The trek gives you the breathtaking scenery and memories that will last a lifetime. It is one of the most popular treks in Nepal.

2. Annapurna Circuit

Trekking trail

The Annapurna Circuit is a trek within the Annapurna mountain range. The journey begins from Besi Sahar from where the trek has trails passing along paddy fields, several waterfalls, gigantic cliffs and various villages. The trail remains a great adventure crossing the highest point Thorong La pass at 5,416 meters and trek with Tilicho Lake which is the world’s highest lake in Nepal.

Explore the rich culture and natural diversity of the Annapurna region. The trek offers an amazing view of the Annapurna, Machapuchare, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang Himal. Hiking the Annapurna Circuit can take anything from 25 days or depend upon your destinations.

3. Annapurna Base Camp

ABC

Annapurna Base Camp(ABC) is also Known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. This trek offers beautiful and close views of the Himalayas which is surrounded by a ring of the mountain. The journey starts from Nayapul and the trek takes you through the beautiful villages.

ABC is a lot more physically demanding. It takes 5 to 14 days to complete this trek, depending upon which route you have used. The trail leads you through the rhododendron forests and terraced farms in the middle hills. You will also be able to have a panoramic view including Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Machapuchare, Dhaulagiri, and Himchuli. It is one of the most popular treks in Nepal.

4. Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Manaslu Circuit trek offers you the magnificent views of Mt. Manaslu 8163 meters, the eighth highest mountain in the world. The trek now usually starts from Arughat Bazaar. The trail of the Manaslu Circuit also ascends up to Larkya La which is widely believed to be one of the most dramatic passes crossing the Himalayas.

The scenic view of the Himalayas, cultural heritage sites, diverse mountain, flora and fauna, extensive forests along with Tibetan style culture and traditions of people can be seen. The Manaslu region offers a variety of trekking options. This trail is considered to be one of the best treks in Nepal.

5. Langtang valley trek

langtang trail

Langtang is the nearest Himalayan region from Kathmandu valley. With the varieties of vegetation, wild birds, animals, majestic waterfalls and the snow-capped Himalayas making the trek one of the diverse treks. It is a great introduction to Himalayan trekking with the added bonus of wonderful panoramic views of the mountain. The Langtang valley also passes the Langtang National Park. The high altitude sacred lake of Gosaikunda also falls within the park.

6. Upper Mustang

Buddhist caves
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One of the exotic locations in the country, upper mustang formerly the Kingdom of Lo, is a remote and isolated region of the Nepalese Himalayas. This is definitely the unique place to visit which brings back to the memory of medieval time. The stone structure is the main feature of the construction style of the region.

A great option if you are looking for unique Tibetan culture together with beautiful landscapes. The trek also offers the desert scenery. Due to the desert-like atmosphere, trekking through the afternoon winds can be a bit tricky.

7. Kanchenjunga base camp

kanchenjunga base camp trail
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Kanchenjunga is the 3rd highest mountain in the world which lies in the eastern part of Nepal. It’s like a camping adventure because of the most rural regions. From this trek, you can see the beautiful Mt. Kanchenjunga as well as Mt. Makalu, the world’s 3rd and 5th highest mountains respectively.

This area is full of alpine grasslands, rocky outcrops, dense temperature, sub-tropical forests, and low river valley. Trekking in this region take a little longer but the wilder unexplored corners of the Himalayas makes it more worthwhile.

8. Upper Dolpo

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Dolpo is the most beautiful and least developed district of Nepal. It’s a hidden gem filled with cultural impressions, barren landscapes, mountain peaks, Tibetan style villages and fertile rice terraces.

Nepal’s first English subtitle movie and Oscar-nominated ‘Caravan’ was also shot in this region.

Here lies the deepest lake of Nepal with its 145 meters depth which is one of the bluest and clearest waters of Phoksundo Lake. The lake will relax your journey. It’s a magical place, situated at the base of crystal.

9. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

sunsent view

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a good option for a short and relatively easy trek. There is no risk of Altitude sickness. Poonhill shows off a panoramic view of the Himalayas along with terraced farmlands, beautiful rhododendron forest, etc. The spectacular sunrise views of the Annapurna range is the highlight of the trek. You can capture some of the best snaps of impressive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges

10. Gokyo Lakes

gokyo lake

Gokyo Lakes treks give an alternative to the traditional Everest base camp trek. The journey begins at Lukla Airport. The Gokyo Valley is the most attractive region in the Khumbu. The trekking presents an exceptional chance to witness gigantic Himalayan ranges over 8000m including the highest Mt. Everest. Blue and green water of the Lakes are one of Nepal’s most memorable sights. They comprise the highest freshwater in the world at around 5000 meters.

11. Mardi Himal

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Mardi Himal is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. In this trek, you will be walking through the dense forests, beautiful villages, amazing landscapes, wildlife, panoramic mountain view and rhododendron forests. The trip covers some breathtaking glacial valleys and the hidden landscapes of the Annapurna. The trek reaches at 3900 meters to acknowledge the different world to experience the lifetime adventure.

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