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20 Best Treks in Nepal

Treks in Nepal

Nepal, a country with enchanting natural beauty situated in the lap of the Himalayas and the most visited trekking destinations in the world. This is a small country rich in mountains, natural diversity, natural beauty, culture, and tradition. Everything and every place of Nepal are god gifted, there is the only pure and beautiful natural beauty. There is no added artificial beauty here so you can totally enjoy the pure and splendid beauty of nature. You can find many best treks in Nepal to enjoy your adventurous holiday.

The Himalayas, rivers flowing from mountain to hill, unique flora and fauna, best hospitality for guests, facilities, and favorable weather conditions throughout the year are the key points of trekking in Nepal. Nature lover tourist visits our country every year in huge numbers and returns back with satisfaction, huge smile, happiness, lots of sweet thrilling, and wonderful memories. So, your decision to visit Nepal won’t make you regret, in fact, it will be the best decision of your life.

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Time DurationRecommended Trek Fixed Departure DateWhy ?
7 daysGhorepani Poon Hill TrekGhorepani Poon Hill TrekBest short trek from Pokhara
8 daysMardi Himal TrekMardi Himal TrekBest alternative of Annapurna Base Camp
8 daysLangtang TrekLangtang Valley TrekClosest 7 days trek from Kathmandu
9 daysEverest View TrekEverest View TrekBest for those who wants to see everest
14 daysEverest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp TrekSee the highest peak in the world
14 daysManaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit TrekLess crowded trek and a great alternative to Annapurna Circuit
14 daysUpper Mustang TrekUpper Mustang TrekBest trek to see Tibetan culture, chorten, caves,
21 daysKanchenjunga Circuit TrekKanchenjunga Circuit TrekThe less crowded trail in the east of Nepal and third highest peak in the world
21 daysManaslu and Tsum valley trekManaslu and Tsum Valley TrekA side trip to Manaslu circuit trek

Here are 20 best treks in Nepal:

1. Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest base Camp Trek

Trek Facts and Overview

Maximum Elevation:5600 meters, Kala Patthar
Trek Duration:14 days
Trek Category:Moderate
Best Season:March-May and October-November
Trek Restrictions:No
Accommodation Type:Teahouse
Trek Permits:TIMS, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular and beautiful trekking routes of Nepal. Leading towards your destination, you will pass through many mountains and get a chance to view the most beautiful scene of Everest, The World’s Highest Peak. You will enjoy the beautiful scenario of the mountains in your way. When you will reach your final destination, you will be found yourself surrounded by high mountains in all directions. You will experience the feeling of heaven.
Your journey starts from Lukla and its 12 days long trek. Those days would be the best days of your life. You will also enjoy the wonderful hospitality of villagers and will accommodate in Teahouse.

Highlights

  • Stunning view of mountain ranges
  • Favorable weather condition
  • Company from Sherpas
  • Visit Namche Bazar- a gateway to Mt. Everest
  • Accommodate in Tea house

Lowlights

  • Climate and temperature can be changed anytime due to high altitude so, you must visit EBC considering the best weather conditions.

2. Annapurna Circuit Trek

A comprehensive guide to Annapurna base camp Trek. It includes everything you need to know such as cost, permits, difficulty, itinerary, weather and so on.

Trek facts and Overview

Maximum Elevation: 5416 meters, Thorong La Pass
Trek Duration:15 days
Trek Category:Moderate
Best Season:March-May and October-November
Trek Restrictions:No
Accommodation Type:Teahouse
Trek Permits:TIMS, ACAP

Annapurna Circuit trek is a wonderful trekking route that provides you a chance to walk through diverse landscapes, dense green forest. It is the place from where the mountain of Annapurna Massif is seen closely. You will be well known about Nepalese culture and tradition from local villagers. You will be blessed with a stunning view of mountains, cultured hospitality. You will accommodate in teahouse and lodges.
The overall trekking of yours will be so exciting and wonderful. You will pass through many mountains, rivers, valleys, Annapurna Base Camp, and at least you will be found yourself surrounded by Annapurna Massif.

Highlights

  • The splendid scenario of the mountain range
  • Well managed hospitality
  • Can interact with villagers and can learn their cultures, tradition, and way of living
  • Exciting and Satisfying journey
  • World’s Deepest Gorge at Kali Gandaki

Lowlights

  • The trek is moderate so some trekkers might not find it more adventurous.

3. Ghandruk Trek

Ghandruk Trek

Trek facts and Overview

Maximum Elevation:1,940 meters, Ghandruk
Trek Duration:5 days
Trek Category:Easy
Best Season:All year round
Trek Restrictions:No
Accommodation Type:Teahouse
Trek Permits:TIMS, ACAP

Ghandruk is a beautiful and typical village of hillside Gurungs. This trek is very popular among those who want to learn different cultures, traditions, and lifestyles of people. Ghandruk valley trek is also an easy gateway to Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You will walk through other valleys, rivers, beautiful Rhododendron forests, and a peaceful environment. This trek will refresh you and remove your all anxiety and makes you fresh and energetic.

Highlights

  • proper hospitality, huge respect, and love from villagers
  • Learn the culture and tradition of Gurung Community
  • East, short and exciting trek

Lowlights

  • some tourist might not enjoy because it is a short and easy trek.
  • The place is crowded due to heavy trekkers.

4. Chisapani- Nagarkot Trek

Trek facts and Overview

Maximum Elevation:2175 meters, Nagarkot
Trek Duration:03 days
Trek Category:Easy
Best Season:All year round
Trek Restrictions:No
Accommodation Type:Hotels, Resorts, lodges
Trek Permits:SNP

Chisapani- Nagarkot Trek is one of the short but exciting and popular treks in Nepal. Your journey starts at Sundarijal. This trek is done to view sunrise and sunset in the valley. You will walk through evergreen beautiful forest, stunning Himalayas panorama of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Gauri Shankar Himal, etc. This trek is loved by many trekkers who enjoy long walks. You can reach to the destination by roadways too but many trekkers prefer long walks rather than to drove there by any vehicles.

Highlights

  • pass through dense forest, wide valley
  • Get to know about diverse flora and fauna
  • Splendid sunrise and sunset view

Lowlights

  • Some trekkers might find it boring because it is an easy trek.

5. Langtang Valley Trek

Trek facts and Overview

Maximum Elevation:4,984 meters, Tserko Ri
Trek Duration:8 days
Trek Category:Moderate
Best Season:March-May, and October- November
Trek Restrictions:No
Accommodation Type:Teahouse
Trek Permits:TIMS, LNEP

The Langtang Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal having stunning landscape and authentic culture along with well-managed hospitality, in delightful homestay/ Teahouse.
The Langtang valley trek takes you to the Tamang community where you get a chance to interact with them and learn their Tamang culture, language and way of living. You will have an exciting and wonderful experience and will get lots of sweet memories during this trek. The trek passes through stunning green dense forest, yak pasture, rivers, lakes.

Highlights

  • Wonderful panoramic views across vast open valleys
  • Learn Tamang culture and tradition
  • Splendid mountain view of the Langtang Himalayas
  • Heartwarming Hospitality

Lowlights

  • Problem on Accommodation at some places.

6. Dhampus Village trek

Trek facts and Overview

Maximum Elevation:1,700 meters, Dhampus
Trek Duration:5 days
Trek Category:Easy
Best Season:All year round
Trek Restrictions:No
Accommodation Type:Teahouse
Trek Permits:TIMS, ACAP

Dhampus village trek is also one of the shortest and popular treks in the foothills of the beautiful mountains. This village lies in the perfect viewpoints of the Annapurna Region. You will pass through different other valleys, rivers, lakes, forests which is so attractive. You will witness different communities there, where you can learn their livelihood, culture, language. It is also an easy trek.

Highlights

  • Encounter Gurung ethnic culture
  • Spectacular views of Pokhara valley
  • Get well-managed hospitality

Lowlights

  • This is an Easy trek so adventure lover tourists might not enjoy this trek.
  • This trek might be more crowded.

7. Rara lake trek

Trek facts and Overview

Maximum Elevation:3,710 meters
Trek Duration:11 days
Trek Category:Moderate
Best Season:March- December
Trek Restrictions:No
Accommodation Type:Camping
Trek Permits:RNPEP

The trek on the largest lake in Nepal, Rara lake is the most popular trek in Nepal. Thousands of trekkers visit the lake every year from all over the world. This place is beautifully surrounded by green high and short hills and Rara National park. The lake is so clear and it reflects the green hills and blue sky. As, it has become more famous, well developed and managed hotels and lodges have been built so, you won’t get any difficulty in accommodation. The view of Himalayan peaks enhances the beauty of Rara lake.
You will pass through interesting villages. Rara lake trek is located in Rara National park which gives you a wonderful chance to observe diverse wildlife, flora, and fauna. You will encounter medicinal herbs, shrubs, Rhododendron forest which are useful.

Highlights

  • Explore rich bio-diversity of Rara National Park
  • Pass-through Rhododendron forest, beautiful pine, and birch forest
  • Visit an important old historical place of Nepal, Sinja Valley
  • Diverse landscape, flora, and fauna
  • Wonderful view of the Himalayas in the lake

Lowlights

  • Rara Lake trek is quite easy to trek so adventure lover trekkers might not be satisfied with this trek

8. Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trek facts and Overview

Maximum Elevation:5,160 meters, Larkya Pass
Trek Duration:14 days
Trek Category:Difficult
Best Season:March to May, September to December
Trek Restrictions:Yes
Accommodation Type:Teahouse
Trek Permits:TIMS, MCAP, RAP

Manaslu circuit trek is a popular and exciting trek in Nepal which is closest to the capital of our country. You will encounter a splendid scenario of high mountains, forests, unique floras, and fauna. You will get a peaceful and fresh environment. You will accommodate in the teahouse. This is difficult trekking so trekkers will find this as an exciting and adventurous trek.

Highlights

  • Diverse flora, fauna and secluded topography
  • Less crowded trek- route
  • Beautiful scene of the surrounding
  • Well managed hospitality

Lowlights

  • This is a quite difficult trek so you must be careful during your journey.

9. Upper Mustang Trek

upper mustang trekking

Trek facts and Overview

Maximum Elevation:3,810 meters, Dhakmar
Trek Duration:14 days
Trek Category:Moderate to difficult
Best Season:March to December
Trek Restrictions:Yes
Accommodation Type:Teahouse
Trek Permits:ACAP, RAP

Upper Mustang is the famous trekking site in Nepal. It passes through wide bare land, high hills, high mountains, temples. You will feel a desert atmosphere during this trek. The trek Difficulty is moderate but also very adventurous. You will enjoy your whole journey. You will also get a chance to interact with local villagers and get a chance to wear their local costumes and learn their languages. The day is sunny and windy while night and morning are cold.

Highlights

  • Accommodation at Teahouse and lodge
  • Enjoy well-managed hospitality
  • Lying on the rain shadow
  • Experience both Tibetan and Nepali culture

Lowlights

  • You can’t go there independently
  • Accommodation problems might happen

10. Upper Dolpo Trek

Trek facts and Overview

Maximum Elevation:5,250 meters, Kang La Pass
Trek Duration:25 days
Trek Category:Moderate to difficult
Best Season:April to December
Trek Restrictions:Yes
Accommodation Type:Camping
Trek Permits:TACAP, RAP

Upper Dolpo is the most remote area of the Himalayas so, Upper Dolpo trek allows you to experience remoteness and untouched natural heritage and natural beauty. You get a chance to learn both Tibetan and Nepali culture and their way of living.
Thus, this is a remote place so, it is underdeveloped and tourism infrastructure is not much available there so, it is necessary to camp and carry your own food supplies. Permits for upper Dolpo trek are expensive so, it is better to go there on a group instead of going independently.

Highlights

  • Encounter snow leopard in the Shey Phoksundo National Park, one of the highest animal concentration parks in the world
  • Witness the spring hunt for Yarchagumba and other medicinal herbs.
  • Gaze over the turquoise waters of Lake Phoksundo.

Lowlights

  • Permits are expensive.

11. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Trek facts and Overview

Maximum Elevation:5,200 meters, Pang Pema
Trek Duration:21 days
Trek Category:Difficult
Best Season:March-May, and October- December
Trek Restrictions:Yes
Accommodation Type:Camping
Trek Permits:TACAP, RAP

Kanchenjunga Circuit is a restricted trekking area and it is less popular than Everest Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Base Camp Trek. So, this place is not more crowded. Therefore, you can get proper accommodation and enjoy your journey more and can experience remote Nepali culture, food, and lifestyle.
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek leads you to observe the world’s third-highest mountain, Mt. Kanchenjunga. You will get a peaceful environment in this trek. You will encounter plenty of wildlife, natural heritage, variation in vegetation, and wildlife. This trekking gives you lots of amazing experiences and memories that you will cherish for your lifetime.

Highlights

  • Nepalese and Tibetan hospitality
  • World’s Third Highest peak, Mt. Kanchenjunga
  • Diverse landscape, flora, and fauna
  • Waterfalls and Rivers
  • Glaciers and snow-capped mountain above 8000m
  • Less crowded, remote and untouched natural heritage

Lowlights

  • It might be more challenging than you expected so you need to be fully prepared with everything.

12. Gokyo valley trek

Trek facts and Overview

Maximum Elevation:5357 meters, Gokyo Ri
Trek Duration:12 days
Trek Category:Difficult
Best Season:March-May, and October- November
Trek Restrictions:No
Accommodation Type:Teahouse
Trek Permits:Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit and SNEP

Gokyo valley Trek is the finest route passing through Sagarmatha National Park and sidesteps the crowded trails to Everest Base Camp Trek. Gokyo Valley Trek includes the splendid scenery and wildlife of Sagarmatha National Park, the natural beauty, villages, crystalline lakes, and beautiful panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu.
The Gokyo Valley trek leads you to the best trekking site which provides a wonderful to visit one of the region’s most remote and beautiful valleys. You will also visit Sherpa Community and get a chance to learn their way of living, their culture, and tradition.

Highlights

  • Khumjung monastery
  • Well managed hospitality from Sherpas
  • Accommodation on Teahouse and lodges
  • Peaceful Buddhist faith
  • Ngozumpa Glacier

Lowlights

  • Might suffer from Altitude Sickness

13. Makalu Base Camp Trek

Trek facts and Overview

Maximum Elevation:5250 meters, Shersong ridge
Trek Duration:19 days
Trek Category:Difficult
Best Season:March-May, and October- December
Trek Restrictions:No
Accommodation Type:Teahouse
Trek Permits:TIMS, Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit

Makalu base camp trek is a long trek that takes you to the foothills of the fifth highest mountain in the world (8481 meters). The trek passes through granite cliff, waterfall, Himalayan landscape, Rhododendron forest, village. The village has Rai and Sherpas community from where you can learn about their livelihood. You will accommodate in the teahouse.

Highlights

  • Passes through Makalu Barun National Park
  • Remote trekking site
  • Diverse flora and fauna
  • Well managed hospitality

Lowlights

  • This is a remote trek so you may not get proper accommodation as expected in all places.

14. Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu Valley Trekking

Trek facts and Overview

Maximum Elevation:5416 meters, Kang La Pass
Trek Duration:18 days
Trek Category:Difficult
Best Season:March-May and October-November
Trek Restrictions:Yes
Accommodation Type:Teahouse
Trek Permits:RAP, ACAP

Nar Phu valley trek provides you a wide range of views of beautiful mountains with a peaceful environment in the surrounding. The valley has ancient villages and high-altitude grazing settlements. This trek provides quite Tibetan culture, tradition, and great alpine sceneries. Nar Phu Valley is located in the north of Annapurna. Trek passes through Annapurna Circuit and other some quit known villages.

Highlights

  • Stunning views of Himalayas
  • Ancient Villages/ monasteries
  • Remote area
  • Amazing glacier, a rock formation
  • High Plateau

Lowlights

  • You might not get easy accommodation in all places.

15. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill

Trek Facts and Overview

Maximum Elevation:3210 meters, Poonhill
Trek Duration:4-7 days
Trek Category:Easy
Best Season:All year round
Trek Restrictions:No
Accommodation Type:Teahouse
Trek Permits:TIMS, ACAP

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is an easy trek located at higher elevation other than plain land to see the Annapurna Massif range and Dhaulagiri mountain range. This trek takes you to the Gurung Community where you will learn many things from villagers. This trek gives you the wonderful chance to observe a beautiful sunrise view rising from Annapurna Massif. It is short but an exciting trek.

Highlights

  • Diverse landscape
  • Mind-blowing sunrise and sunset view
  • Well-developed hospitality
  • Encounter Gurung Community
  • Accommodate on teahouse

Lowlights

  • You may not get proper accommodation because of the crowd.

16. Panchase Trek

Trek facts and Overview

Maximum Elevation:2517 meters
Trek Duration:3-4 days
Trek Category:Easy
Best Season:Autumn and Spring
Trek Restrictions:No
Accommodation Type:Teahouse
Trek Permits:TIMS, ACAP

Panchase trek is also a short and easy trek. This trek starts from the boating in Fewa lake to reach another side of it and then passes through peace pagoda, green forest. You will witness beautiful flora and fauna and walking through the Rhododendron forest, you will reach your final destination and you will observe a wonderful view from the top. You will get a peaceful and fresh environment.

Highlights

  • Well managed hospitality
  • Accommodation on Teahouse
  • Beautiful Panoramic view of different places
  • Diverse flora and fauna

Lowlights

  • Trek is short so some trekkers might find it boring.

17. Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

Trek facts and Overview

Maximum Elevation:4,250 meters
Trek Duration:7 days
Trek Category:Moderate
Best Season:March-May, and September- December
Trek Restrictions:No
Accommodation Type:Tea house and hotels
Trek Permits:TIMS, ACAP

Mardi Himal trek is a short trek at high altitude. This trek passes through Ghorepani Poon hill. In the way, you will also observe the beautiful sunrise views, green dense forests, lakes, valleys. This trek is short but adventurous. This place is a very popular trekking site in Nepal. You will also get a chance to do Camping and also stay in cozy hotels, homes.

Highlights

  • Get delicious food item
  • Accommodate on hotels and sometimes camping too
  • Stunning view of hill and mountain landscapes
  • Combined trek of The Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.

Lowlights

  • These places are more crowded during the favorable season so you might need to pay extra for cozy accommodation.

18. Royal Trek

Trek facts and Overview

Maximum Elevation:1,730 meters
Trek Duration:6 days
Trek Category:Easy
Best Season:March-May, and September- Decembe
Trek Restrictions:No
Accommodation Type:Teahouse and Hotels
Trek Permits:TIMS, ACAP

The Royal Trek is a short and easy trek in the foothills of Annapurna peak. The starting point of this trek is the beautiful lake city of Nepal, Pokhara. You will pass through Gurung villages and their unique settlements, green forest, lakes. You will encounter diverse flora and fauna. This trek gives you wonderful experience in your life because it will be an exciting journey of yours to reach your final destination.

Highlights

  • Diverse culture landscapes
  • Well managed hospitality
  • Learn culture and tradition from people
  • Stunning view from the top

Lowlights

  • The trekkers who love thrilling trekking might not be satisfied with this trek because it is a short and easy trek.

19. Sikles Trek

Trek facts and Overview

Maximum Elevation:2,000 meters
Trek Duration:5 days
Trek Category:Easy
Best Season:March-May, and September- December
Trek Restrictions:No
Accommodation Type:Teahouse
Trek Permits:TIMS, ACAP

Sikles trek is a short trek but you will get a wonderful experience and this trek takes you into the pristine hillside settlements on the lap of giant peaks. You walk through Rhododendron forest and serene landscapes. Your journey begins from Pokhara and Camping is done near Begnas lake, The next day, you head to north to Baral along the Madi Khola and finally, you will reach your final destination, Sikles.

Highlights

  • Accommodation on Teahouse of Gurung community
  • Allo Production
  • Stunning view of Annapurna Range

Lowlights

  • You may not get proper accommodation facilities

20. Treks around Kathmandu Valley

Trek Facts and Overview

Maximum Elevation:Depends on the hike
Trek Duration:Multiple Days Option
Trek Category:Easy
Best Season:All around the year
Trek Restrictions:No
Accommodation Type:Lodges, Resorts, Hotels, Homestay
Trek Permits:No

Kathmandu Valley is a beautiful and busiest city in Nepal. It is a small valley surrounded by high and small hills in all directions. Trekking inside the valley is shortest and easiest among all the trekking in Nepal. Some treks around Kathmandu Valley include – Chandragiri Trek, Nagarjun – Jamacho Hike, Champa Devi hike, Shivapuri trek, etc. These treks are short and simple and start from Kathmandu Valley and can be completed in a day but you can extend your trek as long as you want.

Highlights

  • Suitable and moderate climate
  • Countryside settlements of local villages
  • Gets more facilities
  • Wonderful view of Kathmandu Valley from the top

Lowlights

  • Easy and Short trek so some trekkers might find less adventurous and less exciting.

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