Top 14 Best Trekking Destination in Nepal
About 60% tourists who visit Nepal, come with the sole purpose of Trekking or Hiking in Nepal. And most of them have little or no idea of the best trekking destinations here. Below are the biggest trekking destination sorted on the basis of the popularity, the landscapes, and likeability:
1. Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trail is one of the world's most favored and sought trekking trail. The EBC trail has been walked by the pioneers of mountaineering like George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary, and Tenzing Norgay. The trail is quite a challenge for trekkers and an expensive one. For trekking in Nepal, it is an ultimate choice.
2. Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek
At an altitude of 4,321 meters, there is the Annapurna Base Camp, right at the base of the World's most dangerous mountain - Annapurna I (8,091m). There is another version - the Annapurna Circuit - gaining mentionable popularity - more challenging than the ABC trek and the highest altitude you'll reach is 5,416 meters (17,769 ft) - Thorong La Pass. Both the trek is competitive, offering amazing culture to explore and breathtaking views of mountains for you.
3. Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek is a GEM. It is a restricted part of Nepal and you'll need to pay USD 50/day after to enter the territory. It is also called the 'Desert of Nepal' - the trek is a unique experience - taking you up to the Forbidden Tibetan Kingdom at 3,810m/12,500ft. And, not to forget - you can see the views of the Himalayas like Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and many others.
4. Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek follows a circle in the Western part of Nepal and takes you up to the altitude of 5,106 meters (16,752 ft) - Larkya La Pass. The area is strictly controlled and one needs to obtain a special permit to enter the area.
The trek is an excellent choice for exploring the remote and unique culture of the untouched areas of Nepal. The name Manaslu - comes from the world's eighth highest mountain Manaslu ( 8,163 m/26,781 ft).
5. Ghorepani / Poonhill Trek
Poonhill is a short feat for busy trekkers. It offers an unmatched view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges within a few days. The trail is walked by the Annapurna region trekkers most of the time and the sunrise or the sunset view from the Poonhill is a must. The trail is culturally rich and the location is near to the second biggest tourist hub of Nepal - Pokhara.
6. Langtang Trek
Langtang region is near Tibet and the trail passes through the villages, which are influenced by the Tibetan culture. You'll see Monasteries and prayer flags throughout the trail. Langtang is the nearest location from Kathmandu to get views of mountains. It takes a minimum of 8 days to reach - Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,347ft). - Fantastic choice for busy trekkers.
7. Everest Gokyo Trek
In Everest Gokyo Trek, we climb - Gokyo Ri (5,357 m/17,570 ft). It is a small peak and a viewpoint that offers you the best mountain views among all the trekking in Nepal. Almost an exclusive adventure - Gokyo Trek highlights the Five Emerald Lakes under the shadow of giant mountains that passes through the thick forest, ridges, numerous suspension bridges, and picturesque glaciers.
8. Kanchenjunga Trek
Kanchenjunga Trek takes you to the most isolated eastern part of Nepal. The journey to the wilderness is adventurous - you should be rather fit as we have to cross the Lapsang La Pass (5,160m). Attempted by very few - the place of amazing local with unique culture and homeland of some of the Asia's most exotic wildlife is unspoiled.
You will need a special permission to enter the area - make sure to check out all the criteria.
9. Rara Lake Trek
Rara Lake (elevation: 2,290m/7,510ft) is the biggest and deepest lake of Nepal. The trek to the Rara Lake is a difficult one - the experience of the culture and the sceneries are unique - and the views of the Himalayas from the territory of Rara National Park is unforgettable.
10. Everest Three Pass Trek
Everest Three Pass Trek is an adventure of a lifetime. The trek is long & an ultimate diet for your Everest Trekking thirst. The ultimatum for all the hard work is the excellent views of Mountains and Lakes. The most challenging part of the trek is crossing the Kongma La High Pass (5,535 m) and it is worth all the effort.
11. Upper Dolpo Trek
Upper Dolpo is influenced by the Tibetan culture. It is located in the remote part of Western Nepal. The trekking challenges even the most experienced trekkers.
You have to cross three High-Passes: Nagdalo La (5350m), Shey La (5000m), and Jeng La (5110m). You will need more investment - but the experience and the scenery are exceptional. The Tibetan influenced community and their unique culture are untouched and views of mountains and striking landscapes are remarkable.
12. Makalu Base Camp Trek
Makalu Base Camp is at the foundation of Mt. Makalu (8,485m/27,838ft) - the fifth highest mountain in the world. The route is a choice of very few trekkers - the location is very remote and the views of the mountains is unmatched. This is an excellent option for fit and adventurous.
13. Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a challenging one and for sure surpasses your expectation. We cross two High-Passes; one being the French Col (5360m) other being the Dhampus Pass (5000m).
The trail passes through the amazing forest where mountain sheep and the leopard habitats. You will get sights of the Dhaulagiri range with stunning views of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, and V.
The trail gets more and more interesting as we join the Annapurna Circuit trail and pass the world's, Deepest George.
14. Tilicho Lake Trek
Tilicho Lake is the world's highest lake at an altitude of (4,919m/16,138ft). Yearly, the matchless scenery around the lake attracts thousands of trekkers and also the lake plays a very important role in the Hindu culture. You can combine Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake Trek for a distinctive experience - It takes 2-3 days more in addition to ABC trek.
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