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5 Best Trekking in Nepal

Posted in : 17th May, 2018


Are you thinking about going on a long arduous journey, by foot? With eight of the top ten highest summits in the world and some of the most beautiful landscapes, Nepal is one of the world’s premier destinations for first-time and experienced trekkers. The diversity of trekking in Nepal cannot be found in any other region of the world.
Every year Nepal attracts thousands of visitors which mean Nepal is famous for adventure and trekking. 5 Best Trekking in Nepal may depend on his/her choice of difficulty, the number of days for trekking, budget and trek style.

Nepal is home to some of the most spectacular treks in the world. Among 14 mountains above 8000 meters, Nepal is home for 8 of them, so you’ll be treated with great views of snow-capped mountains. The sites and regions in Nepal are full of adventures for adventure seekers, spiritual trekkers, and nature lovers. Here we’re listing the currently 5 Best trekking in Nepal depending on popularity, scenery, culture, and price.

1. EVEREST BASE CAMP

Hike to Everest Base Camp

Trek to the foot of breathtaking Everest, the world’s tallest peaks,  steeped in history and Sherpa culture – a lifetime world’s top adventure destination.

Together with the beauty of the Himalayas, the Everest Base Camp trek is culturally tempting which makes it the trek of a lifetime for the trekkers. In addition, the trek provides trekkers with the most wonderful landscapes of the Khumbu region. Thousands of tourists assemble to spent blissful moment on the mountain as the outstanding peak is the prime attraction among all. Aside from breathtaking scenery, travelers to the region can experience unique Sherpa culture by visiting monasteries and museums along the way. It is an amusing trek as you will get the opportunity to view the close-up views of mountains, passing via some of the stunning surroundings of this heavenly country Nepal.

Trip Start/FinishJiri to Lukla
 Min. duration 12-16 days
 Max. elevation 5,357 metres (17,598 ft)
 Difficulty Challenging
 Trek-style Teahouse

Getting to the trailhead: a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.

2. ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP

Annapurna Base Camp (4,320m) – stand by the foot of one of the most dangerous mountains to climb.

Mt. Annapurna (8091m) of Nepal is the 10th highest mountain in the world and the journey to its base camp, which is at 4130m/13549ft height. It is an amazing walk through the diverse landscape with a wide variety of flora and fauna, rich mountain vistas, terraced fields, and quaint Gurung villages. Annapurna Base Camp trek is described as the most happening incentive trekking destination in Nepal. The Himalayan range on to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking.

Trip Start/FinishNayapul to Nayapul
 Min. duration 14 days
 Max. elevation4,320 m
 DifficultyModerate
 Trek-style Teahouse

Getting to the trailhead: a 25-minute flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, followed by a 2-hour drive; or an 8-hour drive from Kathmandu.

3. GHOREPANI POONHILL TREK

Short treks in Nepal

The Queen of Viewpoints- Ghorepani Poonhill trek takes you through a stunning scenery showcasing stellar views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain Ranges.

Poonhill trek is a short and relatively easy trek into the Annapurna region. The viewpoint on Poonhill (3,210m) offers the best view of mountains and sunrise. There are more than 20 mountain peaks between 6,000 and 8,167 m situated in front of this hill. In addition, you can see the view of sun touching the snow-capped summits, the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m). Anyone who loves nature and beautiful landscape will never forget this astounding experience.

Trip Start/ FinishNayapul/Dhampus Phedi
 Min. duration 4 days
 Max. elevation3,210 m
 DifficultyEasy
 Trek-style Teahouse

Getting to the trailhead: one and half hour drive from Pokhara

4. MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK

Manaslu Circuit Camping & Lodge trek

Trek around the stunning Mount Manaslu – the 8th highest mountain in the world, and reaches its highest pass Larkya Pass.

Manaslu “the mountain of spirits” is the glory of the Manaslu region. The entire path is enriched by very different topography, off the beaten trails and varying altitudes – 600 m to 5,135 m. The Manaslu circuit trekking is getting more and more popular as a new trekking destination as the trekking exhibits the sensational mountain vistas, fascinating culture, and biological diversity. Furthermore, the trek explores small villages, the culture of Tibetan origin people living alongside the trails, Buddhist monasteries, unique ritual, and lifestyle.

Trip Start/ FinishSoti Khola/Besisahar
 Min. duration 13 days
 Max. elevation5,115m
 DifficultyHard
 Trek-style Teahouse

Getting to the trailhead: an 8-hour drive from Kathmandu.

5. UPPER MUSTANG

Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang – remote and isolated region with a dry and windy landscape that looks like the badlands.

Mustang, formerly the Kingdom of Lo, is a remote and isolated region of the Nepalese Himalayas which was a restricted area until 1992. Being in the Himalayan rain shadow Upper Mustang is one of the regions in the country suitable for trekking even during monsoons. Also, its relative geographical and political isolation from the outside world has contributed to a highly preserved Tibetan culture and unspoiled nature adding much to its allure as a travel destination today.

Trip Start/ FinishJomsom/Jomsom
 Min. duration 12 days
 Max. elevation3,810 m
 DifficultyModerate
 Trek-style Teahouse

Getting to the trailhead: two connecting flights: Kathmandu to Pokhara (25 minutes), and Pokhara to Jomsom (20 minutes).

When can you make these trekking in Nepal?

From March to May and from September to December. It gets hot in May, just before the monsoon season; be prepared for possible rain. December reaches below-zero temperatures but the days are still beautiful and there are fewer trekkers (but remember to wrap up warm in the evenings).

Is it difficult?

This is very difficult to answer definitively, it depends on the trek, the time of year you go, and your level of fitness. The walk in these trekking trails is never rosy but what’s an adventure without any challenges. But if you are reasonably fit, then trekking is challenging but not exhausting.

Do I need a guide, or can I go on my own?

Both ways are possible in many places in Nepal. You can trek some parts of Annapurna, Everest & Langtang regions without guide & could find the trail but we will recommend you to trek with at least with guide or porter. As guide explain you about the culture, people, trails, mountains, religion, altitude sickness, help you to find good accommodation & safety as well. In addition, you don’t have to worry about logistics, you won’t risk getting lost, and if any emergencies arise, you will be well taken care of.

Altitude sickness?

The effects of altitude are quite random. The main trick to avoiding sickness is not to over-do it.  If you’re going on a trip to altitudes over 8,000 feet. then, talk with your doctor about the high-altitude illness. The effects of altitude are most likely to come on once you’re above 3000 meters. Once you’re at that height it’s not wise to ascend more than 300-400 meters per day. Sometimes that will mean short walking days of only a couple of hours, but if it means you don’t ascend too high, too quickly, this is necessary.

Treks in Restricted areas

Some areas in Nepal are strictly controlled for tourist to protect natural beauty, culture, and environment. Restricted areas such as Dolpo, Upper Mustang, Manaslu, Tsum Valley, Nar-Phu, and Kanchenjunga require “trekking permits”. It can be obtainable through Local trekking agencies. In addition, you are not allowed to travel alone. It means you should have at least one guide or porter when trekking in restricted areas.

What should you take?

  • Pack lightly – aim for 10 to 15kg. Consider your porter’s load.
  • A down jacket,  fleece jacket,  and thermal underwear are a must. The Himalaya gets cold above 3000m any time of the year. In addition, take a warm jumper or light fleece, two pairs of long pants and  T-shirts.
  • Footwear requires trekking socks, broken-in boots,  and sneakers or sandals for evenings.
  • A good sleeping bag (rated to -20°C/0°F) is essential.
  • You will also need a raincoat, gloves, woolen hat, sunhat and polarised sunglasses.
  • Your first aid kit should include medication for diarrhea, antibiotics for a chest, and adhesive bandages for blisters. Furthermore, visit your doctor for Nepal-specific immunizations. Using two 1L water bottles with water purification tablets is a reliable and safe way to drink water.

Why With Mountain Experience Trekking and expeditions?

Mountain Experience Trekking and expeditions are privileged to welcome you in the Himalaya. We organize small groups as well as large groups with high-quality services for Trekking in Nepal.  Treks the Himalayas with our professional and certified team of guides and Sherpas. Hence, Contact Us for these treks in Nepal, Everest Base Camp trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, and all other trekking in Nepal.

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