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Planning trekking in Nepal? Tighten your boots, we are going for a trek. These are the most popular trekking routes in Nepal based on natural resources and number of trekkers.

Nepal attracts millions of external and internal trekkers each year. Being the home of the highest mountain, Everest Base camp trekking is the most famous one.

Let’s prioritize the popular trekking routes.

Everset Region (8-22 days)

Everest Region has many famous trekking routes. If you are searching for trekking packages in the everest region, we  offer 8 to 19 days expedition packages on different trekking routes.

We offer 8 different trek packages in the Everest Region (8-22 days)

1. Everest Base Camp (#1)

For foreign travelers, Everest Base Camp has become one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal, offering the chance to gaze on the magnificent north face of the world’s highest peak Mount Everest.

Everest Base Camp is a term that is used to describe two base camps which are on opposite sides of Mount Everest. South Base Camp is in Nepal side with an altitude of 5,364 m. and North Base Camp is in Tibet side at 5,150 m. These camps are basic campsites on Mount Everest that are used by mountain climbers during their ascent and descent.

Outline itinerary (22 day)

01 Kathmandu to Jiri (1951m)

02 Jiri to Deurali (2705m)

03 Deurali to Seti (2575m)

04 Seti to Junbesi (2675m)

05 Junbesi to Numtala (2360m)

06 Numtala to Kharikhola (2100m)

07 Kharikhola to Surke (2293m)

08 Surke to Phakding (2640m)

09 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

10 Rest at Namche Bazaar

11 Namche to Tengboche (3867m)

12 Tengboche to Dingboche (4260m)

13 Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m)

14 Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5140m)

15 Excursion to Kala Pattar (5545m) back to Gorak Shep

16 Gorak Shep to EBC (5364m) to Lobuche (4930m)

17 Lobuche to Pheriche (4243m)

18 Pheriche to Tengboche (3867m)

19 Tengboche to Khumjung (3840m)

20 Khumjung to Phakding (2640m)

21 Phakding to Lukla (2886m)

22 Flight to Kathmandu

Annapurna Region (5-21 days)

Annapurna region has many famous trekking routes than Everest Region. This region is more naturally diverse than Everest Region.

We offer 12 different packages in the Annapurna Region (5-21 days)

2. Annapurna Circuit Trekking (#2)

Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Annapurna Circuit Trekking is longest trekking route of the Annapurna Region. Overall, the Annapurna Circuit is considered to be the classic trek in Nepal to experience the vast biodiversity and cultural heritage Nepal is renowned for.

The word Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means “full of food” but is normally translated as “Goddess of the Harvests”. The Annapurna region, is a majestic section of the Himalayas in Nepal.

The Annapurna Region was inscribed as a ‘Conservation Area’ in 1986. The protected region covers an area of 7600 sq. km. around two thirds of hikers visiting Nepal head to the Annapurna Region every year. In this region, there are easily available guest houses and hotels while on trek. Food is hygienic.

This region offers incredible diverse scenery, with high spectacular mountains and low land. The Annapurna route also offers the unique Gurung culture. Annapurna region trekking will show you the scenery of top mountains such like Dhaulagiri {8167m}, Manaslu {8156m}, Annapurna I {8091m}, Machhapuchhre {6996m}, Nilgiri {6940m},Tukche peak {6920m}, Annapurna South {7219m} & more.

Itinerary Outline (21 days)

01 Drive Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m) by local bus (approx. 6 hrs drive)

02 Besisahar to Bahundanda (1310m) – 5 hrs walk

03 Bahundanda to Chamje (1430m) – 6 hrs walk

04 Chamje to Dharapani (1860m) – 6 hrs walk

05 Dharapani to Chame (2670m) – 5 hrs walk

06 Chame to Pisang (3200m) – 6 hrs walk

07 Pisang to Manang (3540m) – 4 hrs walk

08 Rest day in Manang

09 Manang to Yak Kharka (4018m) – 5 hrs walk

10 Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4450m) – 4 hrs walk

11 Thorong Phedi to Thorong Pass (5416m), descend to Muktinath (3800m) – 8 hrs walk

12 Muktinath to Kagbeni (2800m) – 3 hrs walk

13 Kagbeni via Jomsom (2710m) to Marpha (2670m) – 5 hrs walk

14 Marpha to Kalopani (2530m) – 6 hrs walk

15 Kalopani to Tatopani (1190m) – 6 hrs walk

16 Tatopani to Shikha (2830m) – 5 hrs walk

17 Shikha to Ghorepani (2750m) – 3 hrs walk

18 Ghorepani to Ghandruk (1940m) – 7 hrs walk

19 Ghandrunk to Pothana (1900m) – 5 hrs walk

20 End trek at Phedi (approx. 3 hrs walk), drive to Pokhara (approx. 30 min drive)

21 Drive back to Kathmandu

3. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking (#3)

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, along Ghorepani and Poon Hill, through the Annapurna Sanctuary, is one of the best treks in the Annapurna region. Incredible mountain views, valleys, forests and villages await you! Additionally, the area dramatically reveals the cultural and geographic frontier running across Nepal. Though all the trekking routes in the region are amazing, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek brings you right into the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary!

Itinerary Outline (14 days)

01: Drive to Pokhara

02: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri (1960m) – 4-5 hrs walk

03: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2750m) – 5 -6 hrs

04: Sunrise at Poon hill (3193m) and trek to Tadapani (2590m) – 6-7 hrs

05: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2340m) – 5 hrs

06: Chhomrong to Doban (2505m) – 5 hrs

07: Doban to Deurali (3100m) – 3 hrs

08: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) – 4 hrs

09: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2335m) – 5 hrs

10: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1610m)– 4 hrs

11: Jhinu Danda to Landruk (1565m) – 3 hrs

12: Landruk to Dhampus (1650m) – 5 hrs

13: Dhampus to Phedi (1 hour walk),  drive to Pokhara

14: Back to Kathmandu

4. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking (#4)

Ghorepani poon hill trekking routes

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is one of the most famous and stunning sunrise points in Nepal’s Himalayas. The Ghorepani trekking routes offers a wonderful opportunity to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region in a shorter trek, ideal for time bound travellers. This place is rich of veiled treasure of Nepali traditions and customs. Especially the charming Gurung and Magar villages, dense Rhododendron (National Flower of Nepal) and Oak forests are stunning and great in front of the camera. Moreover, just about every outlook is an enticing glimpse of Mt. Fishtail (6993m), Annapurna South (8091m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m).

Itinerary Outline (8 days)

Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 02: Drive to Nayapul, start trek to Ulleri (1960m) – 4 to 5 hrs walk

Day 03: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2750m) – 5 to 6 hrs walk

Day 04: Sunrise at Poon hill (3193m), trek to Tadapani (2590m) – 6 to 7 hrs walk

Day 05: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m) – 3 hrs walk

Day 06:  Ghandruk to Pothana (1900m) – 5 to 6 hrs walk

Day 07: Pothana to Phedi, drive to Pokhara (approx. 30 min drive) – 2 hrs walk

Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu

5. Royal Annapurna Skyline Trekking (#9)

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The Royal Trek Annapurna Skyline Trekking is an easy, short trek from Pokhara and offers stunning mountains views. It gained its name because Prince Charles and an entourage of 90 guests took this route to discover the Annapurna region back in the 80’s .

This trek isn’t known as Royal Skyline Annapurna Trekking for nothing! Besides mountain views and cultural experiences, this routes also takes you along beautiful paddy fields (rice terraces), local vegetable farming, a Rhododendron forest, Sal Tree forest, and many more types of local plants, flowers and vegetation.

Itinerary Outline (6 days)

01: Drive to Pokhara / Sightseeing

02: Drive to Bijayapur Khola and trek to Kalikasthan (1370m/4494ft) – 4-5 hrs walk

03: Kalikathan to Shaklung (1730m/5675ft) – 5-6 hrs

04: Shaklung to Chisopani (1,550m) – 5-6 hrs

05: Chisopani to Begnas, and drive back to Pokhara

06: Back to Kathmandu

 

6. Karbakeli Eco Trekking in Nepal (#10)

karbakeli temple

Karbakeli Eco trek is a new trekking route which connects Poonhill, Phulbari and Karbakeli with Beni Bazaar, the headquarters of the Myagdi district. This trekking route is explored on April 2018 with the cooperation of Concept Nepal (Kathmandu) by Karbakeli Conservation Committee located at Annapurna Rural Municipality -8, Myagdi.

From this trekking route, Gurja Mountain to Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan Series can be seen. Also biological diversity is found with the taste of art and culture of the poon community. One can travel the Karbakeli area enjoying the rural lifestyle.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Pokhara – Birethanti : 2 hrs drive and  Birethanti – Ulleri : 5 hrs Trek
Day 02: Ulleri – Ghorepani : 5 hrs Trek
Day 03: Ghorepani – Poonhill –Phulbari – Karbakeli Than : 5 hrs Trek
Day 04: Karbakeli– Baiseri – 3 hrs trek, and drive to Baiseri to Beni 30m.
Day 05: Explore Beni and drive to Pokhara – 3 hours drive.

 Option I

Day 04: Karbakeli Than –Rima –Aula –Baiseri : 5 hrs Trek,
Day 05: Baiseri – Pokhara via Beni : 3 hours and 30 minutes’ drive.

Option II

Day 04: Karbakeli Than – Maha Bhir – BhansKharka –Mallaj –Beni : 6 hrs trek
Day 05: Explore Beni and drive to Pokhara – 3 hours drive.

Option III

Day 04: Karbakeli Than – Ramche –Nagi – Falamedanda : 5 hrs Trek (Falame Hill Trek)
Day 05: Falamedanda  -Mallaj – Beni : 2 hrs drive/3.5  hrs Trek
Day 06: Explore Beni and drive to Pokhara – 3 hours drive.

Langtang Region (7-16 days)

Langtang Region has simple to tough trekking routes. Among them Langtang Ganja La Pass Trekking is the most toughest trekking route.

We offer 6 different trek packages in the Langtang Region (7-16 days)

7.  Langtang Valley Trekking (#5)

langtang-valley

The Langtang Valley trekking route leads us through one of the most beautiful valleys in Nepal and right into the Langtang Village. However, the highlight of this route is Kyanjin Gompa: The heart of the Langtang National Park. From here you get the chance to explore the area more detailedly: Among other options, there is a monastery and a breathtaking peak that wait for you.

Itinerary Overview (9 days)

01 Drive to Syabrubesi (1450m) by local bus (approx. 8 hours drive)

02 Trek Syabrubeshi to Lama Hotel (2480m) – 6-7 hrs walk

03 Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3541m) – 5-6 hrs walk

04 Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3900m) – 3 hrs walk

05 Day hiking around Kyanjin Gompa

06 Kyanjin Gompa to Langtang Village (3541m) – 3 hrs walk

07 Langtang Village to Lama Hotel (2480m) – 4 hrs walk

08 Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi via Sherpa Gaun (3000 m) and Khangjung – 5-6 hrs walk

09 Drive back to Kathmandu by local bus

 

OTHER REGIONS

Beside Annapurna and Everest Region, there are many trekking routes in Nepal which are famous for different causes. These trekking routes are famous for natural and cultural diversity.

8. Manaslu Circuit Trekking (#6)

Manaslu Expedition Nepal

Manaslu Circuit Trekking is one of the best trekking routes in Nepal for off the beaten path exploring. In fact, Mount Manaslu reaches an altitude of 8163m, which makes it the 8th highest mountain in the world. The Manaslu Circuit Trekking will lead us to the Manaslu Base Camp, used as starting and end point for climbing expeditions to Mount Manaslu. As many other high mountains, it is located near to the Nepal-Tibet border. The biggest challenge, but also the biggest achievement of this trek is crossing the well known Larke Pass, or Larkya La.

Itinerary Outline (15 days)

01 Drive to Arughat and further drive to Soti Khola (613m) – around 12 hours drive in total

02 Soti Khola to Machha Khola (850m) – 6 hrs walk

03 Machha Khola to Jagat (1380m) – 6:30 hours walk

04 Jagat to Deng (1885m) – 6:30 hours walk

05 Deng to Ghap (2123m) – 5 hours walk

06 Ghap to Li (2946m) – 5:30 hours walk

07 Li to Lho (3154m) via Hinang Glacier (3515m) – 10 hours walk

08 Lho to Samagaun (3515m) – 6 hours walk

09 Day Hike to Manaslu Base Camp (5200m) – 8 hours walk

10 Samagaun to Samdo (3863m) – 3 hours walk

11 Samdo to Dharamsala (4496m) – 3:30 hours walk

12 Dharamsala via Larke Pass to Bimtang (3620m) – 10 hours walk

13 Bimtang to Tilije (2281m) – 6:30 hours walk

14 Tilije to Syange (1130m) – 8:30 hours walk

15 Syange to Besisahar and Drive back to Kathmandu

9. Upper Dolpo – Shey Gompa Trekking (#7)

Dolpo trekking Shey Phoksundo Lake

Upper Dolpo and Shey Gompa Trekking in the Dolpo region is a relatively new route, as trekking has only been permitted since mid-1989. The region lies to the west of the Kali Gandaki Valley. Dolpo is located inside the Shey-Phoksundo National Park in mid-western Nepal, behind the Dhaulagiri massif, towards the Tibetan plateau.

Outline Itinerary (28 days)

01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, tour briefing

02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation

03: Flight to Nepalgunj: 1 hour

04: Flight to Jhuphal (Dolpo), trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft): 45 mins flight, 2-3 hours trek

05: Dunai to Ankhe (2,896m/9,499ft): 5-6 hours

06: Ankhe to Sulighat: 5-6 hours

07: Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake (3,611m/11,849 ft): 4-5 hours

08: Trek to Phoksundo Khola: 4-5 hours

09: Baga La to Numla Base Camp (5190m)

10: Phoksundo Khola to Phoksundo Bhanjyang: 6-7 hours

11: Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa (4,500m/14,760ft) via Kang-La pass (5,360m/17,581ft): 5-6 hours

12: Acclimatization and rest at Shey Gompa

13: Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaun (4,800m/15,744ft) via Saldang La (5,200m/17,056ft): 6-7 hours

14: Namduna Gaun to Saldang (3,620m/ 11,874ft): 4-5 hours

15: Saldang to Yangze Gompa (4,960m/16,267ft): 4-5 hours

16: Yangze Gompa to Sibu (4,560m/14,957ft): 6-7 hours.

17: Sibu to Jeng-la Phedi (4,900m/16,072ft): 5-6 hours

18: Jeng-la Phedi to Tokyu Gaon (4209m/13809ft) via Jeng La pass (5,090m/16,695ft): 5-6 hours

19: Tokyu to Dho Tarap (4,040m/13,251ft): 4-5 hours

20: Rest Day at Dho Tarap

21: Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka) (3,800m/12,464ft): 6-7 hours

22: Tarap Khola to Khani Gaon (3,150m/10,332ft): 4-5 hours

23: Khani Gaon to Tarakot (2,537m/8,321ft): 4-5 hours

24: Tarakot to Dunai (2,140m/7,019ft): 5-6 hours

25: Dunai to Jhuphal: 2-3 hours

26: Flight from Jhuphal to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu

27: Rest day in Kathmandu

28: Final departure, departure for onward destination

10. Upper Mustang – The Forbidden Kingdom (#8)

Tsarang village mustang

This Upper Mustang Trekking routes leads you into the heart of the forbidden Kingdom: Lo Manthang. In fact, it used to be part of the Tibetan empire and is therefore closely tied to Tibet: on this trekking route you will experience Tibetan culture, language and geography. Enjoy Mustang’s rugged, mysterious, arid and haunting wilderness. Especially the wind eroded hills and cliffs make you feel like you’re in a lunar landscape. A Kingdom within a Kingdom, Mustang’s wealth was derived from its position on the Kali Gandaki – Thak Khola trade route to Tibet.

Itinerary Outline (19 days)

01 Arrival Kathmandu

02 Kathmandu sightseeing, trek briefing

03 Flight or bus to Pokhara

04 Flight to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2810m)

05 Kagbeni to Chomnang (2920m)

06 Chomnang to Giling (3600m)

07 Giling to Tsarang (3500m)

08 Tsarang to Lo Manthang (3700m)

09 Lo Manthang – Explore the Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang!

10 Lo Mangtang to Dhile (3360m)

11 Dhile to Yara (3760m)

12 Yara to Tange (3320m)

13 Tange to Tentang

14 Tentang to Muktinath

15 Muktinath to Jomsom

16 Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

17 Pokhara at leisure

18 Flight or bus to Kathmandu

19 Transfer Airport / for onward destination

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