Nepal- the country of the Himalayas offers beautiful destinations for trekking and adrenaline rush activities and trek. Famous for being home to the world’s tallest peak- Mount Everest, thousands of tourists are attracted to Nepal for trekking and climbing. Rich in culture, history, and natural landscapes, Nepal is a perfect destination for vacations. Trekking in Nepal is one of the famous activities for trekkers all around the world every year. The wonderful appeal of the mountains of the country attracts thousands of visitors every year. Trekking in Nepal is also very good for learning the people’s lifestyle, their tradition, and their rituals. Embedded with religious sites and spiritual settings pertaining to many religions, Trekking in Nepal is quite a wholesome and sublime affair. There are many trekking activities here in Nepal but the topmost ten best treks to do in Nepal are described below:
Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8,485 meters (27,838 ft). It is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas 19 km (12 mi) southeast of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and Tibet Autonomous Region, China. One of the eight-thousanders, Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid. Makalu has two notable subsidiary peaks. Kangchungtse or Makalu II (7,678 m) lies about 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) north-northwest of the main summit. The Barun Valley along the trek provides stunning contrasts, where high waterfalls cascade into deep gorges, craggy rocks rise from lush green forests, and colorful flowers bloom beneath white snowy peaks. The unique landscape of the region shelters some of the last pristine mountain ecosystems on Earth. Makalu Base Camp Trek is an ideal choice for avid trekkers and nature enthusiasts who seek solace and tranquility in pristine natural habitat and those who wish to avoid crowds.
Manaslu is the highest peak in the Gorkha District and is located about 64 km (40 mi) east of Annapurna. The mountain’s long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and culminate in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape, and is a dominant feature when viewed from afar. The circular trek around Manaslu counts as one of the truly great Himalayan treks. Flanked by the Annapurna’s to the West and Ganesh Himal to the East it is one of the most graceful of the 8000-meter giants. Explore ancient monastery, Tibetan cultures, and beautiful landscapes which are the main highlights of this trek. Trek to Manaslu is truly a lifetime adventure experience in Nepal where you will be blown by the amazing mountain scenery along with the trail.
Langtang is a region in the Himalayas of Nepal to the north of the Kathmandu valley and bordering Tibet. The Langtang National Park is located in the area. About 4,500 people live inside the park, and many more depend on it for timber and firewood. The majority of the residents are Tamang. The Park contains a wide variety of climatic zones, from subtropical to alpine. Approximately 25% of the park is forested. Trees include the deciduous oak and maple, evergreens like pine, and various types of rhododendron. Animal life includes the Himalayan black bear, the goat-like Himalayan tahr, rhesus monkeys, and red pandas. There are also stories of Yeti sightings. For those who want to trek off the beaten track and see something completely different from many of the more touristy areas in the country, this is a perfect trek. Similarly, for those who are discovering Nepal for the first time, this is the perfect introduction.
Gokyo lakes are located in Solukhumbu District in Sagarmatha Zone in north-eastern Nepal. Gokyo Cho, also called Dudh Pokhari, is the main lake with an area of 42.9 ha (106 acres), and the village of Gokyo lies on its eastern shore. Thonak Cho is the largest lake with an area of 65.07 ha (160.8 acres). Gyazumpa Cho is 29 ha (72 acres) in size, followed by Tanjung Cho with an area of 16.95 ha (41.9 acres), and Ngojumba Cho with an area of 14.39 ha (35.6 acres). As sources of permanent freshwater, they have high hydrological value. Everest Gokyo Trekking is the ultimate trekking option to discover the might of Nepal’s huge mountain peaks, glaciers, and the lovely emerald lakes of the Everest Region. The loveliness of the landscapes hereabouts never disappoints & keeps you spell-bound throughout your venture.
Kangchenjunga, also spelled Kanchenjunga, is the third highest mountain in the world. It rises with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) in a section of the Himalayas called Kangchenjunga Himal delimited in the west by the Tamur River, in the north by the Lhonak Chu and Jongsang La, and in the east by the Teesta River. It lies between Nepal and Sikkim, India, with three of the five peaks (Main, Central, and South) directly on the border, and the remaining two (West and Kangbachen) in Nepal’s Taplejung District. This just adds to the fact trekking in Kanchenjunga is an unforgettable experience where trekkers get right into the heart of the remote, less trekked, Himalaya mountains and valleys. With the recent addition to the trekking map of the Great Himalayan Trail, tourism is being promoted in this, as well as other, remote areas so there is the opening up of more teahouses on the route. This trek itinerary can be manually created in every route from North to South Base Camp or South to North Base Camp as per the desired route and time frame.
Annapurna is a massif in the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that includes one peak over 8,000 meters (26,000 ft), thirteen peaks over 7,000 meters (23,000 ft), and sixteen more over 6,000 meters (20,000 ft). The massif is 55 kilometers (34 mi) long and is bounded by the Kali Gandaki Gorge on the west, the Marshyangdi River on the north and east, and by Pokhara Valley on the south. At the western end, the massif encloses a high basin called the Annapurna Sanctuary. Annapurna sunrise view Treks are the photographs and explore the panoramic view sunrise as well to have the closest view of Dhaulagiri I 8,167m, Tukuche, Nilgiri 6,930m, Annapurna South, Annapurna I 8091m, Hiunchuli 6,420m. We can interact and observe the local people, typical Gurung village, their culture, languages, flora, and fauna, etc.
The Annapurna Circuit is a trek within the mountain ranges of central Nepal. The total length of the route varies between 160–230 km (100-145 mi), depending on where motor transportation is used and where the trek is ended. This trek crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna Massif. The path reaches its highest point at Thorung La pass (5416m/17769 ft), touching the edge of the Tibetan plateau. Practically all trekkers hike the route anticlockwise, as this way the daily altitude gain is slower, and crossing the high Thorong La pass is easier and safer. Embark on a fantastic Annapurna Circuit Trek which takes us around the entire Annapurna massif reaching the zenith at Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft). We also walk through the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge, we savor the fabulous mountain views from Poon Hill and discover the diverse Annapurna region. Furthermore, Annapurna Circuit Trek also takes us to Manang, Jomsom, and the Muktinath region which again gets us acquainted with the diverse Nepalese landscape and culture.
Upper Mustang was opened to non-Nepali trekkers only some fifteen years ago and even today, access is still highly restricted. To enter Upper Mustang, that is to travel further north of Kagbeni, trekkers need special trekking permit and must be accompanied by a government-appointed official. Upper Mustang, being in the Himalayan rain shadow, is one of the regions in the country suitable for trekking even during the monsoons. During this time, the upper Kali Gandaki valley is still quite dry with only occasional rainfall. You walk across the treeless landscape with a steep rocky path up and down the hill. Its geographical areas are much like the Tibetan plateau where beauty and happiness prosper. Upper Mustang Trek is underneath the rain shadow area of the Annapurna range making treks possible even during monsoon.
Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. It is quite easy and shorter trek than other high altitude treks in Nepal. This trek incorporates diverse terrain, culture, and wildlife. We explore the most spectacular and close up view of Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri. In spring; it showcases many beautiful flowers including the national flower of Nepal – Rhododendron along the deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki. The trail passes through interesting villages and terraced farmland, giving an insight into how the locals of this area live. It winds through rhododendron forests, passes and over Glacier Rivers and waterfalls, and allows spectacular views of sheer cliffs with rivers running below. And of course, the Himalayas provide mesmerizing views with the highest altitude being 4,130m at Annapurna Base Camp. This is also an almost an all-year-round route which fits into most visitors’ Nepal schedule.
Everest Base Camp trek is quite simply the classic trek in Nepal. High in the priority list of trekkers, the Everest Base Camp is one of the most visited regions in the Himalaya. The two-week trek starts and finishes at Lukla, an airstrip to the south of the region better known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’. Everybody wants a glimpse of the world’s highest mountain and that’s the reason why the Everest Base Camp Trek is so popular. The trail is dominated by the rhododendron forest and some of the Himalayan fauna can be seen. The monasteries, Chhortens, and mani walls are common scenery along the trail of Everest base camp. The glacial moraine trail at the upper part makes the journey an adventurous one. Enjoy the views of the magnificent Himalayas. Trekking enthusiasts find the alpine setting blissful and spiritually solacing. Acclimatization comes as a part of the Everest base camp trek to avoid altitude sickness.