So you are all set for Nepal Trekking? If yes, you are one of several thousand tourists who are set to trek in various trekking routes and destinations in Nepal. This means that like those thousands of adventurers you are also facing one basic decision issue: which Nepal trekking routes to choose from? Though the decision depends on several personal preferences such as budget, level of difficulty sought, season preferred, length of trek and others, we shall here making it easier for you. Below are some of the most popular Nepal trekking routes at present amongst which you can embark on a particular route:
Everest Base Camp Trek: One of the most glorious adventures in the Himalayas, this trek is considered as the most iconic one amongst all. The experience of following the footsteps of legendary mountaineers is extraordinary whose beauty is enhanced by beautiful High Passes, mighty rivers, buzzing Namche Bazaar, marvelous Himalayan vistas, numerous Buddhist monasteries and chortens besides culturally rich Sherpa settlements. Spectacular close-up views of Everest and other highest peaks are extraordinary. Nepal trekking to Everest Base Camp has moderate difficulty and is generally done from March to May and October to November.
Annapurna Circuit Trek: One of the most diverse and most famous trekking routes, Annapurna Circuit Trek has diverse terrain, vegetation, culture and indigenous communities enhancing its richness and pride. With amazing views of Annapurna massif, unique Fishtail Mountain, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang Peaks, this trek has ample natural beauty to display. From Thorang La Pass (5,416m), the world’s widest pass to Kali Gandaki Gorge, world’s deepest river gorge, this trek has diverse terrain due to high difference in altitude. Even accessible during December to January months, construction of roads has lessened its beauty to some extent.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek: With more than one lakh trekkers visiting this route in their Nepal trekking expedition, Annapurna Base Camp Trek provides you the chance to be face-to-face with Annapurna I, the world’s most dangerous mountain to climb. You can experience diverse landscape and terrain, authentic trekking experience and get closer to Annapurna in a short period of time. However, in many sections of trail you get to encounter stone steps which may be tiresome for you. You shall face moderate level of strain during this trek.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking: Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is relatively easy trekking route which still covers beautiful and diverse landscapes. From colorful rhododendron flowers blooming to its best in spring season to the panoramic sunrise over the Annapurna massif as seen from the summit of Poonhill, this is truly beautiful trekking experience in a short period of time. To explore such natural wonders and excellent hospitality is magical experience. Make it a part of your Nepal trekking next time you are short of time yet want to experience best trek.
Langtang Valley Trek: Go for this trek if you have little more than a week to spare next time you plan for Nepal trekking. Langtang Valley trek provides great cultural insights, Tibetan influenced monasteries, authentic indigenous and diverse cultured villages, and tranquility in trekking trails despite its proximity to Kathmandu. Explore unique Tamang culture and hike to see beautiful glaciers at relatively low altitude in Langtag valley trek. This is the best Nepal trekking route for adventure seekers with limited time.
Upper Mustang Trek: Explore the trans-Himalayan landscape with striking semi-arid terrain and visit the walled city of Lo-Manthang when you trek to the culturally sensitive and isolated Upper Mustang Trek. With caves and monasteries dating back to 16th century and culture and tradition similar to Tibetan communities, this is the hidden treasure you’d want to explore in your Nepal trekking very soon. Getting accompanied by a guide or a trekking partner is mandatory in this restricted trekking region, which has moderate to difficult level of trekking. You can also go for your Nepal trekking to Upper Mustang in monsoon season.
Manaslu Trek: Manaslu Trek is a cultural trek par excellence and is also referred to as the New Annapurna trek by adventurers due to its dramatic valleys and superb mountain views yet without much crowd to explore it. Circumnavigating around the majestic Manaslu Peak, the 8th highest peak in the world, this trek also requires a minimum of two trekkers and is a restricted trekking route. Next time you come for Nepal trekking don’t forget to go for this challenging, diverse, remote and secluded trail enriched by varying topography and vegetation.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek: This trek explores the landscape to the foothills of world’s third highest peak with high mountain terrain. In your Nepal trekking, go for this trek with secluded yet breathtaking mountains of Kanchenjunga, exotic wildlife, unadulterated local culture and scenic nature. It also requires minimum of two trekkers.
Gokyo Ri Trek: Situated at the west of Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Ri and Gokyo valley is the most alluring region in the whole of Everest region. Home to enchanting and mysteriously attractive valleys, turquoise lakes, and largest glacier in the Himalayas, Gokyo Ri provides the most outstanding view of the Himalayas. With scenic ridges, dense forest with varieties of vegetation and wildlife, charming settlements, alpine valleys and glacial moraines, and beautiful monasteries Gokyo Ri Trek completes your pursuit of adventure in your Nepal trekking.
With so many exceptionally beautiful trekking routes to cover during the Nepal trekking, including each and every route here was not possible for us. May be we missed your favorite trekking route that you had already covered during your trekking in Nepal. Nonetheless, we hope that you have now some idea on which trekking route to choose during your upcoming Nepal trekking.