Nepal is a popular trekking destination worldwide that offers sheer diversity, from the steamy jungle and Terai to the icy peaks of the world’s highest mountains, so a range of easy to challenging hiking routes is on offer.
The most popular time of the year to go trekking in Nepal is from March to May and from September to December, when there is mild weather, clear skies, days are sunny, and there is less precipitation.
Beyond the magnificent peaks and summits, there are the quaint Sherpa villages, beautiful forests, ancient monasteries and yaks grazing here and there. Nepal is truly a backpackers’ dream, an adventure lover’s delight! Well, trekking in Nepal is not new and the country has a fantastic trekking infrastructure. And the best part about treks in Nepal is that it has trails for all. There are easy ones, moderate ones as well as difficult ones. You can simply choose your trek as per the difficulty level and the number of days you can spend.
The Everest Base Camp Trek starts with a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to one of the shortest runways in the world, Lukla, that will further en route to your Everest Base Camp experience. This worldwide famous trek literally brings you to the base of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest (8,848 meters).
The main highlight of the trek is standing at the Kala Patthar, one of the best vantage point of the Everest region. From the top, you’ll get the scenic view of snow-capped peaks including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Nuptse. You ‘ll also see the Khumbu Glacier, the highest glacier on earth. Throughout your trekking journey, you’ll have an opportunity to explore culturally rich Sherpa culture, traditions, and lifestyle.
Everest 3 High passes trek is one of the most challenging and strenuous treks in the Everest region. During the high passes trek, you will climb some of the highest and most scenic passes in the region including Renjo La pass (5338m), Cho La pass (5368m), and Kongma La Pass (5545m). Because this trek is strenuous, for your own comfort you should be physically fit and previous experience of trekking/hiking.
On this trek, you can experience the breathtaking views of the highest peaks, visit the base camp of Mt Everest and bluish Gokyo lakes, hike to high viewpoints like Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri, and also walk by the world’s largest glacier Ngozumpa will be full of thrill and excitement.
Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is one of Nepal's most famous treks. It is an easy to moderate trek. The scenic landscape, the walk along the Langtang river, and the mesmerizing view of Gosaikunda Lake during this trek will undoubtedly ease your mind at peace.
On this trek, you will witness the magnificent lakes surrounded by snow-clad, charmingly glorious mountains. The trail of this trek is also one of the prettiest among the many treks in Nepal that'll make you forget the hustles and bustles of your busy concrete city life.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you at the foot of giant Annapurna massif. Beautiful Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna-I, Annapurna –IV, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal are popular snow-fed peaks to witness. Pokhara, Poohhill, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Machhapuchhre Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Jhino- hot Spring are considerably buzzwords in the mouth of travellers. Natural hot-spring at Jhino Danda and stunning sunrise from Poonhill are two must experience and they are just wow.
The place is enriched with variety of flora and fauna along with beautiful seasonal wild flowers. Annapurna base camp trek is one of Top 10 Best Treks in Nepal.
Upper Mustang is known as the ‘Last Forbidden Kingdom.’ and is one of the best hikes in Nepal to experience the culture of ancient Buddhism. This area only opened to foreigners in October 1991 and the trek only allows a limited number of trekkers.
The Upper Mustang Trek starts in the upper corner of the Annapurna Circut and takes you through undisturbed Tibetan Buddhist villages that have long been isolated from the outside world. While it is opening up, Upper Mustang is still one of the more remote trekking routes in Nepal and a special permit is required.
After flying into Pokorah you’ll spend a day enjoying the valley before making your way to Jomsom where the Upper Mustang trek starts. The trail follows the ancient salt caravan route where you can expect to hike 6- 7 hours per day through trails that pass through desert-like and rocky conditions. En route you will see everything from barren highlands of the Himalayan desert to snow capped peaks. The turnaround point is Lo Manthang which is a Himalayan village in the only semi-desert in Nepal known for its whitewashed mud-brick walls, the Royal Palace, and Buddhist monasteries and fortifications.
Kanchenjunga Trekking in Nepal is another popular trek. The trek circles the world’s 3rd highest mountain, Kanchenjunga, 8,586m standing in the far northeastern corner of Nepal bordering Sikkim.
The Kanchenjunga Trek trail passes through the remote areas of the Himalayas in the eastern region of Nepal. Since it is one of the off-the-beaten trekking paths in Nepal, The trail is peaceful and less crowded. Moreover, you will be rewarded with a unique insight into the Nepali rural lifestyle and rich culture. In this trek, you will also get to experience all the climatic variations Nepal has to offer, from steamy jungles to jumbled glaciers.