Top 10 Treks in Nepal

Top 10 Treks in Nepal

Last Updated on January 11, 2022 by Alpha

A trek in Nepal can include a leisurely stroll through the richly fertile Middle Hills, encounters with yak herders in the high summer pastures, visits to holy lakes and a plethora of temples, slogging through snow-bound passes, and meandering through stands of old-growth forest on the way to a high mountain basecamp. Trekking in Nepal is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that will leave you with an unquenchable desire to return.

Everest Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Langtang Valley Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
UPPER DOLPO TREK
POONHILL TREK
MARDI HIMAL
GOKYO RI TREK

1. Everest base camp trek:

The Everest Base Camp Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime journey in Nepal’s Everest region, taking you through various Sherpa villages, beautiful green wood’s full of rhododendrons, over several suspension bridges, and through majestic mountain ranges. At an elevation of 9,318 feet / 2,840 meters, the journey begins in the hamlet of Lukla. You will gradually make your way deeper into the national park during the first eight days by hiking during the day and sleeping in local settlements at night. Sometime on day 8 you will reach your final destination of Mount Everest Base Camp at an elevation of 17,598 feet / 5,364 meters.

Best Season: Best season for the trek is Spring(March-May) and Autumn (September- November).

ITINERARY:
Day 01: Fly to Lukla
Day 02: Trek to Namche
Day 03: Trek to Tengboche
Day 04: Trek to Pheriche
Day 05: Trek to Lobuche
Day 06: Trek to Gorekshep
Day 07: Morning Kalapathar
Day 08: Trek to Manjo
Day 09: Trek to Lukla
Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu

2. Annapurna Circuit Trek:

The Annapurna Circuit trek is a must-do adventure for all outdoor enthusiasts. With breathtaking vistas of some of the world’s highest and most picturesque mountains, the trip is on decent trails, with some rockier portions closer to our objective, but no climbing or scrambling is required — there are good paths all the way. Each day’s hike should last 4 to 6 hours, with some days spent resting and acclimating to ensure that we are all fit and healthy at altitude.

Best Season: Best season for the trek is Spring(March-May) and Autumn (September- November).

ITINERARY:
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive to Besisahar
Day 03: Jeep drive to Chame
Day 04: Trek Chame to Pisang
Day 05: Trek Pisang to Manang
Day 06: Rest day at Manang
Day 07: Short Trek to Khansar Village
Day 08: Excursion to Tilicho Lake
Day 09: Trek Khansar Village to Yak Kharka
Day 10: Trek Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi
Day 11: Trek to Muktinath via ThorungLa pass
Day 12: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom
Day 13: Fly to Pokhara, transfer to Hotel
Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu

3. Manaslu Circuit Trek:

The Manaslu Trek is the ultimate trek, with a perfect blend of scenery, culture, adventure, and wildlife, and what makes it even more spectacular is its remote location! This trek will take you around the world’s eighth highest mountain, Manaslu (8163m), through remote villages to learn about local culture, cross the high Larke pass (5100m), walk across crazy suspension bridges along the Buri Gandaki river and countless waterfalls, enjoy scenic mountain views, and encounter a diverse range of flora and fauna. With so much in common and less commercialization, it’s a terrific alternative to the Annapurna Circuit trek.

Best Season: Best season for the trek is Spring(March-May) and Autumn (September- November).

ITINERARY:
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Macchakhola
Day 02: Trek from Machhakhola Gaon to Jagat
Day 03: Trek to Deng
Day 04: Trek to Ghap
Day 05: Trek to Lho
Day 06: Trek to Sama Gaon
Day 07: Rest day at Sama Gaon
Day 08: Trek to Samdo
Day 09: Trek to Larkya Phedi
Day 10: Trek to Bimtang crossing Larkya La Pass
Day 11: Trek to Dharapani
Day 12: Drive to Besisahar in a Sharing Jeep

4. Langtang Valley Trek:

The Langtang Valley Trek is perfect for individuals who are new to trekking. It’s the ideal way to get a sense for the wilderness. Our Langtang Valley trek is located just north of Kathmandu’s old valley, close to the Tibetan border. Furthermore, it receives less footfalls. The hike begins in the lower parts of Langtang, going past pristine hamlets interspersed with picturesque lush farmlands until we reach Kyangjin gompa, which offers beautiful views of the surrounding area. We get breathtaking views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal from the lodges in Kyangjin.

Best Season: Best season for the trek is Spring(March-May) and Autumn (September- November).

ITINERARY:

Day 1: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi.
Day 2: Trek to Lama Hotel. …
Day 3: Lama Hotel to Mundu via Langtang Village.
Day 4: Mundu to Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 5: Kyanjin Gompa to Tserko Ri.
Day 6: Tserko Ri to Lama Hotel.
Day 7: Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi.
Day 8: Syabrubesi to Kathmandu ( Drive )

5. Annapurna Base camp trek:

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC) is one of Nepal’s most popular treks. It’s a much easier and shorter walk than some of Nepal’s other high-altitude climbs. This journey includes a variety of terrain, culture, and wildlife. Along with the most breathtaking and up-close views of the Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri. High cascading waterfalls can be seen on occasion. MBC also passes through ABC (Machhapuchhre Base Camp). What a wonderful experience. In one journey, visit two base camps! These trails, together with the Annapurna Circuit, attract over 70% of all trekkers who visit Nepal.

Best Season: Best season for the trek is Spring(March-May) and Autumn (September- November).

ITINERARY:
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani
Day 05: Early Morning Excursion to Poon Hill for sunrise view and trek to Tadapani
Day 06: Trek to Chhomrong
Day 07: Trek to Dovan or Himalaya
Day 08: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp
Day 09: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp and back to Deurali
Day 10: Trek to Bamboo
Day 11: Trek to Jhinu Danda
Day 12: Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara
Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu

6. Upper Mustang Trek:

Upper Mustang Trek brings you to the mysterious former kingdom of Mustang in northwestern Nepal, a wild trans-Himalayan desert terrain. This simple to moderate trip is noted for its rich history, culture, breathtaking mountain views, and dramatic environment, which is similar to Tibet to the north. The greatest reasons for choosing the upper Mustang as a trekking zone are the rocky non-green terrain, snowy Himalayan peaks, Tibetan Thakali culture, and an old monastery, Lo Manthang.

Best Season: Spring (March to May), Autumn (September to November), and Monsoon (June to August)

ITINERARY:
Day 1:Take a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 2: Flight to Jomsom and hike to Kagbeni
Day 3: Trek to Chele
Day 4: Trek to Syanbochen
Day 5: Trek Syanbochen to Ghami
Day 6: Trek to Tsarang
Day 7: Trek to Lo-Manthang
Day 8: Excursion of Lo Manthang
Day 9: Trek to Yara
Day 10: Trek to Tangbe
Day 11: Trek Tangbe to Tetang
Day 12: Trek to Muktinath
Day 13: Trek to Jomsom
Day 14: Return back to Pokhara by flight
Day 15: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

7. Upper Dolpo Trek:

The Tibetan Plateau is acquainted to the Dolpo region, although it has yet to be explored. Although the land is less frequented by waves of industrialization and development, it has kept its natural beauty. The Upper Dolpo trek route normally reaches beyond 4000 meters and is part of the Shey Phoksundo National Park. The trail traverses through the communities on its way to leave a tiny airfield at Juphal. The deepest Shey Phoksundo Lake, at 3600 meters above sea level, offers views of the forest and high snow-capped mountains.

Best Season: The spring (April to May) and the fall (October to November)

ITINERARY:
Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu!
Day 2: Explore Kathmandu
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Day 4: Fly to Juphal; trek to Dunai
Day 5: Trek to Ankhe
Day 6: Trek to Sulighat
Day 7: Trek to Phoksundo Lake
Day 8: Explore Phoksundo Lake
Day 9: Phoksundo Khola
Day 10: Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang
Day 11: Trek to Shey Gompa (4,126 m) (via Kang-La pass)
Day 12: Shey Gompa exploration
Day 13: Trek to Namduna Gaun (4,400 m) (via Saldang La)
Day 14: Trek to Saldang
Day 15: Trek to Yangze Gompa
Day 16: Trek to Sibu
Day 17: Trek to Jeng-la Phedi
Day 18: Trek to Tokyu Gaon (via Jeng pass)
Day 19: Trek to Dho Tarap
Day 20: Dho Tarap exploration
Day 21: Trek to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka)
Day 22: Trek to Khanigaon
Day 23: Trek to Tarakot
Day 24: Trek to Dunai
Day 25: Trek to Juphal
Day 26: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj
Day 18: Tokyu Gaon (via Jeng pass)
Day 19: Trek to Dho Tarap
Day 20: Dho Tarap exploration
Day 21: Trek to Tarap Khola (Kamakharka)
Day 22: Trek to Khanigaon
Day 23: Trek back to Tarakot
Day 24: Trek back to Dunai
Day 25: Fly back to Juphal
Day 26 Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj

8. Poon Hill Trek:

The Poon Hill trek is one of the most popular in the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is one of the easiest. It’s an excellent path for inexperienced hikers and those who simply want to have a taste of Nepali hiking. The walk takes 3 to 4 days to complete and is well-marked. You’ll travel through ancient pathways that connect local towns, passing through rhododendron forests and rice paddies while taking in vistas of snow-capped mountains. Sleep in pleasant teahouses in little villages along the road at night.

Best Season: Spring (March to May), Autumn (September to November), and Monsoon (June to August)

ITINERARY:
Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu
Day 2: Explore Kathmandu
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Trek to Tikhedhunga
Day 4: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
Day 5: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani
Day 6: Trek from Tadapani to Nayapul, Drive to Pokhara
Day 7: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu

9. Mardi Himal Trek:

This trek is a great way to get a taste of Nepal’s highlands or for people with limited time because it’s just over a week long. It’s a breathtakingly gorgeous trip that takes you up through old rhododendron forests to what feels like the face of the mountains themselves, where you can see Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Annapurna I, and Mardi Himal up up and personal. The Mardi Himal trip is a hidden jewel, located just east of the Annapurna Base Camp walk. Few trekkers make their way to Mardi Himal’s Base Camp, which is stunningly positioned at the base of Mardi Himal and the picturesque and towering Machhapuchhre or Fishtail.

Best Season: Best season for the trek is Spring(March-May) and Autumn (September- November).

ITINERARY:
Day 1: Trek briefing and preparation
Day 2: Fly to Pokhara and drive to Khande and trek to Pitam Deurali
Day 3: Trek Pitam Deurali to Forest Camp
Day 4: Trek Forest Camp to Badal Dada
Day 5: Trek Badal Dada to High Camp
Day 6: Trek Mardi Himal Base Camp and back to High Camp
Day 7: Trek High Camp to Siding Village
Day 8: Drive Siding village to Pokhara
Day 9: Fly or drive to Kathmandu

10. Gokyo Ri Trek:

The Gokyo Ri Trek, the greatest alternative to the Everest Base Camp Trek, provides spectacular vistas of Himalayan peaks, lakes, and glaciers. The Gokyo Lakes’ beautiful, clean blue and green waters are one of Nepal’s most outstanding vistas. At roughly 5,000 meters, they form the world’s highest freshwater lake system. The Gokyo Lakes trek is perfect for those who wish to trek in the Everest region but want to see more variety of scenery and spend fewer nights at high altitude.

Best Season: Best season for the trek is Spring(March-May) and Autumn (September- November).

ITINERARY:
Day 01: Fly to Lukla early morning and trek to Phakding
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 03: Rest day in Namche Bazaar acclimatization explore around
Day 04: Trek to Dole
Day 05: Trek to Machhermo
Day 06: Trek to Gokyo lake
Day 07: Visit Gokyo Peak
Day 08: Trek Back to dole
Day 09: Trek back to Namche
Day 10: Trek to Lukla
Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu

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