Nepal as a mountainous country is one of the top travel destinations for Hiking and Trekking in Nepal. But the problem is there are whole load of options for Hiking and Trekking in Nepal. The mountains to hike and trek are many and not everyone can hike or trek all parts of Nepal. There are trekking options which takes from short duration of 3-4 days to even months. Each of them are guaranteed to provide better experience but with this post in here, I’m going to shortlist Top 5 best treks in Nepal. Perhaps with this listing you can make your plans if you are feeling some difficulty in what to choose among the available options for trekking in Nepal.
1. Everest Base Camp Trek
The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the popular trekking routes in the Himalayas, and is visited by thousands of trekkers each year.Trekking on the legendary foothills just below the Everest , with breathtaking views of the himalayas Range are found on this trek.Trekkers usually fly from Kathmandu to Lukla to save time and energy before beginning the trek to Everest base camp.However, trekking to Lukla is possible by foot also. There are no roads from Kathmandu to Lukla and as a result, the only method of transporting large and heavy goods is by Plane or Helicopter.
The heady mix of natural beauty, fascinating culture and a personal sense of achievement, as well as warm Nepalese hospitality from the people of the Solukhumbu region, makes the Everest Base Camp trek one of the world’s most unforgettable Trek.
This trek brings an unforgettable experience of the overwhelming vistas of the Everest Himalayan chain of Khumbu region. Which consists of five of the world’s highest mountains: Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt, Makalu (8,463m), Mt, Cho Oyo (8153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m) and Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,393m).
2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The Annapurna Base Camp trek brings you to the 10th highest mountain in the world. The journey to its base camp is one of the most popular treks on earth. The trek lead through typical Gurung and Magar villages and follows the Modi Khola upstream into the Annapurna Sanctuary, a valley surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks.The lush Rhododendron forest, happy villages and dramatic mountain view which makes the trek the most popular. The trek is moderately difficult with ups and downs on rugged trail.The fabulous mountain scenery & the rich cultural diversity traverses across a wide spectrum of lush rural farmlands and pretty villages where we see the local women folk humming romantic tunes while on their daily chores & cows with vermilion splattered foreheads that seem to be smiling at you in a hearty welcome to their home.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking will take you to Annapurna base camp (4130m) and Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 meters) located at the heart of a natural amphitheater, a picture that will remain with you forever. The sunrise is another view to cherish, as it gradually illuminates the peak of Annapurna I (8091 m). The last highlight of this trek is to return the same way until you reach Chhomrong village. Just 20 minutes from the lodge at Jhinu Danda there are the natural hot spring, a gift from nature, in which to relax. Your last day of trekking will take you through Landruk village and onto your final destination at Phedi. You will be drive to Pokhara by vehicle for about an hour and a half.
3. Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek which takes us around The high point of the trek crossing of the 5414m high Throng Pass, from the valley of the upper Manang, home of Tibeto- Buddhists, down to the Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath, and the Kali Gandaki valley, the world’s deepest river gorge. The mountains on display in Annapurna Circuit include Annapurna I, 8,091m (26,545ft) the 10th highest mountain in the world and first over 8,000 m to have been climbed, Additional peaks featured here are Dhaulagiri, 8,167m (26,7795ft), worlds 7th highest, Manaslu, 8,163m (26,781ft), worlds 8th highest, and Machhapuchhre ( fishtail mountain), 6,993m (22,943ft).
Annapurna Circuit is a world-classic trekking around the Annapurna Himalayas and an unforgettable odyssey through amazing diversity in landscape with a unique blend of ethnicities along the way. The Annapurna Circuit Trek has been proved as a highly praised and spectacular trekking route in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977. This trip will start from Kathmandu to Besisahar by the drive and you will stay in Besisahar for overnight. And the next day you will have another drive to Chame (2600m/8528 ft). It is headquartered in the Manang district and it’s the least populated district of Nepal. As you step on Chame you can see Annapurna II(7937m/26033ft) just above your forehead on the right side of the valley. And the best part of this trek is the changing of scenery every day, every moment.
4. Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani poon hill trek takes you to one of the most popular and world-famous Annapurna Region. This trek can be perfect for the ones who are seeking for an option to trek a beautiful location in Nepal under one week and a taste of trekking in Nepal Himalaya.
The trek offers to observe typical Gurung culture as we will cross few Gurung villages on the trail and beautiful rhododendron forests, lush forests, fertile fields and up-close views of some of the highest peaks.
5. Everest Base Camp 3 Passes Trek
Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes, and the Three Passes are two most sought after destinations in the Everest region. Here is an opportunity to cover all these destinations in one package in our especially designed Everest Three Passes Trek-21 Days. Be sure to be mesmerized by the turquoise waters of Gokyo lakes, glaciers suspended on the Himalayas. Other important destinations that we visit are the Renjo, Chola and Kongma La passes. Also trek to world’s most sought after trekking destinations – the Everest Base Camp. Another great attraction is the Kalapatthar – a mountain of black rock. The Kalapatthar Top is one of the most sought after vantage point to see Mt. Everest. Experience the unforgettable moments by witnessing an extraordinary natural and cultural landscape. Enjoy the 360 degree panoramic views of above 8000m massifs and other mountain ranges.
We invite you to experience our amazing Everest Three Passes Trek-21 Days package which focuses on adventure, fun, cultural exposure, and not the least, proper acclimatization. The real trekking begins from and ends in Lukla – the gateway to the Everest Region. Other important trekking destinations that we visit are Gorakshep, Tengboche, and the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazzar.
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