Top 10 Best Treks in Nepal

People always go for top rated as long as they can afford. The same thing happens for the holiday trip.

Truly speaking, the top ten is always the best. People ask ‘ is it one of the top ten?’ People also ask 'What are the top ten best treks in Nepal?' Actually, we are going to make a long discussion on ‘Top Ten Best Treks in Nepal’ in this article. Hope you will enjoy going through it and have benefit before making your trekking in Nepal.

Trekking is always found adventurous and thrilling. Trekking in Nepal has another level of thrill and adventure. With amazing rough and tough trails and routes full of amazing natural and cultural blessings, trekking in Nepal is one of the best things to do in Nepal for quality time spend.

Nepal has many trekking regions and routes for the trek on the Himalayas which make everyone absolutely mesmerized and hypnotized. It is well known that most of the part of Himalayas falls in Nepal with covering the world’s tallest mountains and many other peaks which are in the top list of high peaks. Diverse species and flora and fauna, natural beauties, rivers to pond and lake, snow and glaciers, high hills and peaks, flowers and forest and most interesting Nepalese culture, tradition, festivals and celebrations, customs and so many other things make trekking in Nepal wonderful and incredible. 

After our long research, we have come up with ‘Top Ten Treks in Nepal’ according to the interest and preference of the trekkers who come to Nepal. As trekking in Nepal is one of the most incredibly adventurous journeys, there are some trekking routes and trails which are considerably popular among the trekkers around the world. Trekking to the Everest region, Annapurna region, Kanchenjunga Region, Langtang Valley, Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo all are best trekking trails to trek in Nepal.

Now, let’s see Top Ten Treks in Nepal with its major highlights.

1. Everest Base Camp Trek

View of Mount Everest from Kala Patthar

Everest Base Camp trek is no. 1 and most popular trekking choice and destination to every trekker who desires and wants for incredible and mind-blowing experience while exploring the Himalayas in Nepal. Reaching the Base Camp of the world’s tallest peak, Mt. Everest, itself is a big achievement for everyone in their life. Probably, the most thrilling and adventurous achievement for their whole life. This trek provides the trekkers of the amazing picturesque panoramic views of Giant Himalayan peaks. Visitors have a moment to feel the life of a typical Himalayan lifestyle. Reaching to Sagarmatha National Park, the national park located at the highest altitude of the world, traveling through it and reaching to Kala Patthar will be an epic journey. And all among these, exploring and experiencing the life of a typical Sherpa village is more exciting. Most importantly, capturing towering mountain peaks including Mt. Everest will be the moment of life.

Highlights

  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • A stunning 30-minute flight between Kathmandu and Lukla
  • Sagarmatha National Park and its diverse species of alpine flora and fauna
  • The holyTengboche Monastery
  • A glimpse into the life of the "mountain people" living in the heart of the Himalayas
  • Namche Bazar, Lukla town and Hotel Everest View
  • Remarkable views of the Khumbu Icefall on the slope of Mt. Everest
  • Climbing Mt. Kalapatthar (18,225 feet) the most accessible point from which to view Mt. Everest from its base camp to its peak. The views from Mt. Kalapatthar include a 360-degree panorama of the surrounding mountain peaks

Breathtaking views of the Everest region and giant mountain peaks include Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Changtse, Nuptse, and scores of other crests as seen from a peaked stance

2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is another popular trekking in Nepal after Everest Base Camp Trek. It is renowned for its astonishing nature trekking into the lap of Annapurna Himalayan range. Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes trekkers to the gorgeous region of Mt. Annapurna. Almost half the number of visitors coming to Nepal complete their traveling with a visit to the Annapurna Region. Natural beauty which is hard to define, the journey to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna completely satisfies everyone. The beauty of natural trans- Himalaya of the region immerse the trekkers with rich and typical Magar and Gurung community and their culture, tradition, and customs experiencing.

Poonhill, Ghandruk, Machhapuchhre Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp and Jhino Hot Spring are the major highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

The core wilderness, cascading waterfalls, lush rhododendron, diverse species of flora and faunas in Annapurna Conservation Area, mountain peaks include Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal are the major attractions of Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Highlights

  • Panoramic view of Annapurna Range
  • Rhythmic waterfall and lush rhododendron 
  • Ghorepani- Poonhill ( beautiful Sunrise & Mountain view)
  • Mesmerizing Annapurna Base Camp with astonishing mountain views
  • Chhumrung Village: Witness Typical Nepali Settlements
  • Hot spring at Jhino 
  • Mountain views include Annapurna massif, Himchuli, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Dhaulagiri

3. Gokyo-Everest Base Camp Trek

Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek serves visitors an incomparable trip of the amazing Khumbu Valley. This trek leads trekkers to the gorgeous Gokyo valley and brings up to Everest Base Camp through the highest pass in Everest Region, Cho La Pass.

Gokyo-Everest Base Camp Trek provides the spectacular views of the giant mountains and peaks of the Himalayan with the breathtaking vistas of Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Everest. Reaching to several mountain villages, cultural and traditional Sherpa Community, Buddhist Monasteries in Tibetan architecture and more make this trip more perfect. Passing through the Sagarmatha National Park, World Heritage Site in the Everest Region gives more amazing experience with the beauty of flora and fauna. With several waterfalls, fast flooding snow-rivers crossing with suspension bridges and rocky and rough trails with ups and downs make this trekking one of the best trekking trails in the Everest region.

Highlights 

  • Serene Gokyo Lake, Gokyo Ri, Chola Pass, Kalapatthar, Everest Base Camp, Namche and Lukla are the major highlights of Gokyo-Everest Base Camp Trek.
  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla
  • Impressive views of the Khumbu Icefall
  • Gokyo Valley, Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri
  • Climbing Kala Patthar at the elevation of 5,555 m
  • Everest Base Camp and walking on the Khumbu glacier
  • Visiting the Tengboche Monastery
  • Get acquainted with the mountain people in the heart of Himalayas
  • Namche Bazar, Traditional Market and Sherpa Cultural Museum
  • Sagarmatha National Park and its alpine species of flora and faunas

4. Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek or Round Annapurna trek is one of most popular and classical adventurous trekking with diverse and stunning tea house trekking in Annapurna  region. With moderate to challenging trails, trekkers witness the fascinating and ethnic community having their own culture, tradition, customs, and practices accompanying with incredible views of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri. Annapurna Circuit Trek also provides an opportunity to explore the diverse natural . Tropical rice paddies lush woods, moss-laden rhododendron forests, all are awesome and catch your attraction. Walking through and with the rich natural terrain of diverse topography, trekkers have also a chance to experience the rich cultural diversity of Hindu, Buddhist and mysterious Bon-Po Religion(still exist) intermingling with each other at the same place and time. 

Highlights 

  • Get acquainted with the mountain people in the heart of Annapurna  Himalayas
  • Views of the world’s highest mountains: Dhaulagiri I (7th), Manaslu (8th) and Annapurna I (10th)
  • Crossing the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters, one of the higehst passes of the world
  • The Hindu pilgrimage site, Muktinath
  • Walking through the world’s deepest gorge and the Kaligandaki valley
  • Bath in natural hot springs at Tatopani 
  • Magnificent sunrise and mountain views  from Poon Hill

5. Manaslu Circuit Trek


Manaslu Circuit Trek, popular adventurous trekking in Manaslu region, is a remote and restricted area trekking in Nepal which takes us to the unspoiled paths and core wildlife where everyone will enchanting to live an entire life. Manaslu Circuit Trek is a less crowded and lesspolluted Himalayan region of Nepal that delights trekkers with magnificent age-old dialects at the border of Nepal and Tibet. Visitors can also witness the breathtaking views of a giant mountain of Himalaya, Mt. Manaslu-eighth highest peak in the world, and other small and big peaks with astounding vistas. Trekkers also enjoy the holy monasteries, freshwater ponds, holy caves and so many things which are so much to list in words. 

Highlights 

  • Exploring the Budhi Gandaki river valley
  • Start the trek through tropical green hills covered with pine and oak forests
  • Crossing Larkya La over 5,215 m
  • Experience the unspoiled typical Nepalese and Tibetan mix culture
  • Diversified untouched ecosystems
  • Scenic drive to Sotikhola from Kathmandu
  • Majestic mountain views inclduing Mt. Manaslu

6. Rara Lake Trek

Rara Lake Trek, making the statement “Heaven is a myth, Nepal is True” is truer by the beauty of Rara Lake, the biggest and deepest lake in Nepal lies at the altitude of 2990m (9810ft) in Rara National park, is a popular journey with a rough trail in western Nepal. With unique and variety species of  flora and fauna, trekking to Rara Lake is just like a step to Heaven. On trekking to Rara Lake, trekkers acknowledge how diverse Nepal in both Geographical and Cultural Values is.The reflected image of nestled snowcapped mountains, clouds on the peaks and sky on the surface of the lake with flying birds close to water is mesmerizing to and freeze you to look and look the scene. The panoramic views of awesome high peaks and mountains make you more impressed.

Highlights 

  • Rara Lake Trek aimed to have an excursion of the largest Lake of Nepal.
  • Explore the less visited areas around Jumla and Rara Lake with picturesque sceneries.
  • Visit remote and isolated traditional villages along the route of Rara Lake Trekking  
  • Our 15 days Rara Lake Trek starts and ends with the scenic flight Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jumla-Kathmandu

7. Tamang Heritage Trekking Trail

Tamang Heritage Trekking Trail is one of the  special cultural visits that highlights the ancient culture and tradition of Tamang people in Langtang Valley. The route is special with exploring the customs, culture, tradition, and practice of people of Tamang valley which are still unchanged. Passing and crossing with Village of Tamang people, it is one of the most epic cultural experiences of Tamang People accompanying panoramic views of Mt. Langtang, Lirung and Mt. Ganesh which are so stunning.

Highlights 

  • Views Of Mt. Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal And The Tibetan Peaks
  • Experience the local's unique Tamang culture and Tibetan villages
  • Natural Hot Spring At Tatopani Village
  • Nagthali Pass (3165m)
  • Land Of Snow Leopard And Dotted With Rhododendron Forest

8. Upper Dolpo Trek


The Upper Dolpo Trek is a journey to the remote area of Nepal that covers the great Himalayan trail loaded with authentic Tibetan culture. Upper Dolpo Trek is an isolated region that presents untouched natural treasures and serves a beauty that nature carries all over. This trekking route highlights with Shey Phoksundo Lake among the valley lying among the rugged boulder mountains.

Highlights 

  • Scenic flight to and from Nepalgunj/Juphal
  • Views Of Dhaulagiri And The Tibetan Peaks.
  • Thrilling High Passes Kang La, Saldang La And Others.
  • Desert And Landscape And Striking Valleys As Dho, Saldang, Tarakot.
  • Shey Phoksundo Lake and National Park
  • Visit ancient monasteries of Dolpo district.
  • Shey Gompa- the Buddhist monasteries
  • Pristine mountains, Flora & Fauna, unique culture

 9. Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang is the most exotic region of Nepal which present amazing rock formation and hidden monasteries than were build centuries back. Trekking to Upper Mustang combines both the cultural and natural beauty of Nepal. Upper Mustang Trekking is a unique hike that is different from the rest of the world.
Upper Mustang Trek is a rich cultural journey to experience the exotic and unchanged culture and practice of Mustang which is just slightly changed from centuries back. The land is able to preserve and manage its heritage and traditions. This journey is one of the best to experiences of the Tibetan Buddhist culture. 

Highlights 

  • Scenic flight to and from Jomsom
  • Mountain views : Annapurna-II,  Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tilicho and Annapurna I, Bhrikuti Peak as well as Damodar Kunda (pond)
  • Exploring the Kali Gandaki River valley
  • Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang
  • Landscape of dry land in Jomsom & Muktinath temple 
  • Picturesque views of the Himalayas
  • Visiting the capital of Mustang “The Lo Manthang"

10. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, the most classical trekking trails in the Annapurna region, is known as the best short trekking in Nepal. This trek, through the foothills of the Annapurna, brings you to breathtaking views of the Massif Himalayas, culminating in the show-stopping viewpoint from atop Poon Hill. With joy, the spectacular mountain sceneries visiting Gurung villages where cozy family-run teahouses are established, brings trekkers to the top of Poon Hill, the show-stopping viewpoint. With the mosaic beauty of Nepal with flowering Rhododendron forests, singing bird and subtropical valleys set with stone step, this trek is all set with sky-touching beautiful Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Machhapuchhre. The best and ultimate moment is to experience the sunrise from the top of Poon Hill.

Highlights 

  • Entry-Easy level trek in the majestic Himalaya Annapurna's foothill
  • Meet friendly people in the countryside 
  • Makes a terrific gift to the adventure seeking person in life, Poonhill, the best vantage point in Annapurna region 
  • Insights of Nepali culture and traditions, flora and fauna, lush rhododendron, cascading water falls and core wilderness 
  • The astonishing beauty of Annapurna Himalayan range
  • Sightseeing of World heritage sites in Kathmandu ( Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swyombhunath and Patan Durbar Square) 
  • Be blessed with natural  wonders of Pokhara 

Conclusion
In concluding lines, It is fair to say that every path of Nepal's Himalayan trail is like a trekking Route. Every way heading towards Himalayan provides a different experience and different taste of the journey. Trekking in Nepal is not only killing  time in an idleness but also acknowledging its cultural and natural speldors. Every trekker who visits and complete trekking in any trekking region like Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Mustang, Dolpo or any other region will return will lifetime memory and unforgettable experience which make you more refreshed and relaxed. Trekking in Nepal will always be rewarding for everyone who seeks a complete combination of culture and nature.

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