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Altitude and AMS in the Mountains

Popular Trekking Trails in Nepal & Their Altitude

Trekking in Nepal? Know their altitude before you head to the mountains. This will help you decide what to take with you. The signs of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) begins at 1500 meters in some individuals. And as you gradually gain altitude towards 3000 meters, it is normal to suffer from Mountain sickness. It is strictly advised to acclimatize properly for first timers if they want to cross 5000 meters and above.

These are the 12 most popular trekking trails in Nepal with their highest altitude name and altitude in meters and feet:

1: Classic Everest Base Camp Trek

– Highest Altitude at Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft)

2: Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Chola Pass Trek

– Highest Altitude at Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft), Gokyo Lakes is a collection of lakes (6 main lakes) so it ranges from 4,700–5,000 m (15,400–16,400 ft), and Cho La pass altitude is (5,367m/17,604 ft)

3: Classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek

– Highest Altitude at Base Camp 4,130m/13,545ft

4: Annapurna Circuit Trek

– Highest Altitude at Thorong La pass (5416m/17764ft)

5: Langtang Valley Trek

– Highest Altitude at Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft)

6: Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek

– Highest Altitude at Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) & Gosaikunda is at (4,460m/14,632ft)

7: Upper Mustang Trek

– Highest Altitude at Drakmar (3810 m/12,500ft) [Popular as the Forbidden Tibetan Kingdom]

8: Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

– Highest Altitude at Thorong La pass (5416m/17764ft) & Tilicho Lake is at (4,949m/16,138 ft)

9: Langtang Valley Trek with Ganja la Pass

– Highest Altitude at Ganja La pass(5122m/16,800 ft) & Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft)

10: Tamang Heritage Trek

– Highest Altitude at Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft)

11: Makalu Base Camp Trek

– Highest Altitude at Base Camp: (4,870m/15,978ft)

12: Manaslu Circuit Trek

– Highest Altitude at Larky La Pass (5213m/17103ft)

These are major trekking trails in Nepal and many of the trails with different names are the combination of these trails and some off-beaten trails mixed together to give a unique experience to the travelers.

Here is a useful link: Top 14 Best Trekking Destination in Nepal

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