If you are an adventure lover, a change of scenario can bring a new excitement and joy in your life. If you are looking forward to a vacation, Nepal can be your perfect decision.
Nepal is not just limited to it’s unique and wonderful cultural heritage and high mountains and the Himalayas but it also has to offer the best thrilling experience – Trekking.
Yes, Nepal has some of the best trekking routes of the world which is full of thrill, adventure, and joy which can give you a memory of a lifetime.
Trekking in Nepal doesn’t only let you enjoy the natural beauty of Nepal but also helps you enjoy the beautiful native and traditional lifestyle of Nepalese people. It also helps you to achieve peace of mind and body losing yourself in the peaceful nature.
This is the reason every year more than 200000 trekkers enter Nepal to enjoy various trekking trails of Nepal. Out of all the trekkers who come to Nepal for trekking, most of them face unconditional difficulties related to what trekking route should they explore in Nepal.
Keeping in mind the difficulties of the trekkers, we have come up with the list of Top 10 Trekking routes in Nepal which will give you a heavenly experience and the best adventurous experience of your life.
1. Everest Base Camp Trek
The Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular trekking expeditions Of Nepal. This trekking journey provides trekkers to witness some of the most amazing scenic beauty of the Khumbu area.
This trek consists of some of the most beautiful destinations like the famous Namche Bazaar which also called “the gateway to Everest”, Tengboche and Dingboche, the Everest Base Camp Trek consists all the most elegant elements and aspects of trekking in the Khumbu and into the base camp of the world’s tallest peak- Mount Everest.
This trekking trail passes through the world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park and offers visitors the fantastic views of mountain peaks like Nuptse, Lhotse, and the Ama Dablam among many others. The Everest Base Camp Trek also lets trekkers enjoy the beautiful view of the Khumbu Icefall and the Khumbu Glacier Together with the Tengboche Monastery and its spiritual hub.
The highest point of this trek, Kalapatthar allows you to enjoy the fantastic and incredible views of the highest peak of the world Mount Everest. This makes the Everest Base Camp best trekking adventure in Nepal, with thousands of trekkers taking part in it every year.
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.
2. Annapurna Circuit Trekking
Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular and adventurous trekking expeditions which consists of a range of high Himalayas and Mountains in its journey. One can witness the beautiful and amazing views of various highest mountains which are among the highest peaks in the world. One also experiences the diverse culture and traditions of Brahmins, Sherpas, Gurungs, and Thakalis on this trekking trail.
The incredible valley, amazing green forests and the beautiful rivers make this trekking journey a must have experience in Nepal. The different landscapes and greenery environment of this trekking experience makes you feel mythical and mystical while being on this trek. You will be able to explore the beautiful Mustang and Manang region of Nepal after crossing the popular Thorong La Pass situated at a height of 5416 meters.
It is the only trekking journey where the trekkers can enjoy the low hills, high Himalayan as well as the hilly-Himalayan lifestyle in a single trekking journey. The trekking trail passes through alpine forests to a wide variety of vegetation and also gives you the opportunity to observe more than 450 species of birds and 100 types of mammals.
One can witness the amazing and eye-catching views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Tukuche, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri and Himchuli which are among the highest peaks of the World.
3. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
It passes through a wide variety of landscapes and geographical areas and floras and faunas. It also lets you enjoy the amazing life and traditions of the Thakali and Gurun communities of Nepal.
This trekking trail passes through valleys and mountain villages before reaching the base camp of the Mount Annapurna which stands at the height of 8091 meters. This trekking expedition to Annapurna Base camp gives you a spectacular and breathtaking walk which is like a reward to the people who loves going on adventures and trekking
4. Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is considerably easy and short hiking expeditions compared to other trekking routes of Nepal. You walk along the terraced farmlands and beautiful fields on this trek. You can witness the beautiful rhododendron flower forest and the amazing and hospitable Gurung Villages on this trekking route.
This trek is magnificent during the spring season when you can enjoy the blossoms of rhododendron in the beautiful green forest. Additionally, the panoramic view of the massive mountains on this trekking trail lures thousands of trekkers every year. This is a wonderful trekking journey in Nepal to explore the beauty of the Annapurna Region in a short period of time.
5. Royal Annapurna Skyline trekking
The Royal Annapurna Skyline trekking is a short and easy trekking expedition which starts from Pokhara. This trekking allows you to witness the amazing mountain views on its way. It is known as royal skyline trekking because Prince Charles used this route to reach the Annapurna region back in the 80’s.
This trekking is a wonderful experience which passes through beautiful paddy fields, Rhododendron and Sal tree forest and local vegetable farming fields along with the amazing mountain views. This trekking expedition is best to learn and study about various birds and insects available in Nepal.
One can also learn more about the Nepali people, culture and traditions along with the beautiful views of mountains and landscapes of Annapurna region. This trekking experience allows you to understand the local culture and tradition of the Brahmin, Gurung, Magar, and Chhetri communities.
6. Karbakeli Eco Trekking in Nepal
Karbakeli Eco Trek is a newly launched trekking trail in the Annapurna Region. This trek can be the best alternative to the Ghorepani Ghandruk trek. The major highlight of this trekking trail is the temple of the Pun Magar Community’s main God Karbakeli Baba which is situated at Ramche area of Annapurna rural municipality – 8.
One can witness the beautiful and incredible views of the mountains along with the incredible greenery of nature and alpine on this trekking trail. The trekking journey starts from Pokhara to Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Fulbari, Kafaldanda, Karbakeli and finishes at Beni Bazaar in Myagdi district.
The trekkers enjoy the beautiful view of the sunrise from Poon Hill before entering the dense forest leading to Karbakeli. The local culture, festival and civilisation of the alpine villages are another highlight of the trek. Karbakeli Baba temple is located at 2200m at kafaldanda, and the locals are calling the authorities to market it as a pilgrimage site and an ideal tourist place. One can witness the astonishing views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri along with Macchpuchhre mountain range on this trekking trail.
7. Langtang Valley Trekking
The Langtang Valley Trek is popular trekking destination for its varied vegetation and cultural villages. The trekking journey offers a great vantage point of Langtang Ri along with the views of the Mount Makalu and Annapurnas.
This trekking trail is surrounded by the tranquil rural landscape and offers a great opportunity to explore the beautiful and amazing culture of Tamang community. One passes through the beautiful glaciers at quite a low altitude on this trekking journey.
The Langtang valley offers the stunning and panoramic views of the mountains which stays forever in one’s memory. The trek is best suited for those who want to explore the beautiful green forests and ice glacier at a low level with the incredible culture of Tamang community.
8. Manaslu Circuit Trekking
The Manaslu Trekking Circuit is an incredibly amazing trek which showcases unforgettable and beautiful scenic views of the Himalayas around the Nepal-Tibet border.
This trekking trail passes through the 8th highest mountain of the world Mount Manaslu and reaches to its highest point at Larkya Pass which offers the trekkers magnificent views of Mount Manaslu.
This trekking passes through fabulous Tibetan-style villages, panoramic views of the mountain, Buddhist and Hindu style villages and culturally fascinating local Buddhist monasteries and the profoundly challenging Mountain Passes.
The Manaslu Circuit trekking course is one of the most varied, isolated, remote, and full of different landscapes and topography. It offers the trekkers an adventure of the lifetime to explore the scenic beauty of the Himalayan area. For these reasons, it is claimed as one of the best trekking expedition of Nepal.
9. Upper Dolpo – Shey Gompa Trekking
The Upper Dolpo trekking route is a hidden pearl of Nepal and showcases magnificent landscapes, the Tibetan style villages, and beautiful mountain peaks. This area is home to the one of the oldest civilization of Nepal and is still untouched by the contemporary world. It’s still part of the Tibetan Plateau with dry and cold climate.
The area is quite unfertile and consists of dry land. The major occupation in this area of the country is animal husbandry and commerce as their primary job. The people of this area follow the ancestorial lifestyle because of the isolation from the rest of the world. One of the major attraction of this trekking route is attractive wildlife and beautiful Buddhist customs of the villages in the journey.
The trekking route passes through three major climbings which are Shey La (5000m), Jeng La (5110m) and Nagdalo La (5350m) which involves both longer descends and climbings. Regardless of the toughness, the trek is worthwhile by the stunning scenery, religious value, along with a serene vibe in this sacred location.
10. Upper Mustang – The Forbidden Kingdom
The Upper Mustang Trek provides one of the most amazing trekking experience than any other trekking trails in Nepal.
It is one of the most exotic trekking routes in the country. It was previously known as the Kingdom of Lo and is a remote and isolated place. This area consists of very few of the very well-preserved Tibetan Buddhist followers in the world. As a result of the relative isolation from the external world, Upper Mustang Trek is among the best trekking adventures in the nation.
Since the area of Upper Mustang is determined by the rain-shadow zone of the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, hiking in Upper Mustang could be achieved at any time without any worries about snow or rain. Upper Mustang is within an ancient trade route between Nepal and Tibet harnessing the smallest pass of this Kora La throughout the Himalaya west of Sikkim.
The above are the top 10 trekking routes of Nepal. We provide various trekking packages to our customers on all these trekking routes. Still, if you want a custom-made package for you and your friends for your next trip to Nepal, please feel free to contact us.