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    Top Trekking Destinations in Nepal

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    Trekking has been the most fascinating part of Nepal. Traveling to remote exotic destinations has been a dream for many travelers all around the world. Trekking in Nepal is a collective of adventure, cultural & religious experiences, and spiritual healing. The trekking trails in Nepal are first-hand experiences of thrills ultimately leading you to an infinite amount of satisfaction, pleasure, and happiness yourself. 

    Every step in trekking has a different and unique view. Astonishing views of Sunrise and Sunsets on the snow-capped mountains, deep wilderness, picturesque ethnic settlements, lush rhododendron, winding rivers, mighty glaciers, freshwater lakes, avalanches, historical and holy caves, monasteries, friendly people, and their rich culture are some of the highlights to experience during trekking in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal isn’t just about Himalayan trails but also about the diversification of dense jungles and Terai.

    Top Trekking Destinations in Nepal

    1. Everest Base Camp

    Everest Base Camp is one of Nepal's most well-known trekking destinations. The walk is made even more amazing by passing through the Sagarmatha national park, which features mysterious flora and fauna, glaciers, frozen icefalls, and stunning scenery en route to the base camp. Beautiful Sherpa communities and a rich tradition of Tibetan Buddhism are further bonuses to the journey. The main door to the tallest peak in the world is “Mt. Everest”, Everest base camp is undoubtedly the most chosen trekking destination by travelers all around the world. Standing at an elevation of 5600m.

    Maximum Elevation:

    5600m, Kalapatthar

    Trek Duration:

     10-12 days

    Trek difficulty:

    Moderate

    Accommodation:

    Teahouses or Guesthouse

    Best season:

    Mar-May & Oct-Nov

    Major Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek

    • Fly to the Lukla Airport (Tenzing Hillary Airport) for a unique and thrilling experience
    • hiking in Sagarmatha National Park's alpine woodland.
    • Visit Kalapattar, often known as the Everest viewpoint, to observe the sun setting over Everest
    • Witness the Sagarmatha National Park's numerous flora and fauna species.
    • Visit Tengboche Monastery to experience its potent spiritual ties.
    • knowledge about the customs, culture, and practices of the Sherpa community.
    • Be astounded by the icy splendor of the Khumbu Icefalls and Khumbu Glacier.

    For Everest Region Trekking Packages, please click here.

    2. Annapurna Base Camp

    The trek passes through the alpine forests to the barren lands of the base camp, the trek gives you majestic views of Annapurna. Annapurna base camp is one of the most loved treks, taking you to the skyscraping mountains, a terrain of landscapes, lush Rhododendrons, and village settlements. Annapurna Base camp, a nature paradise, is the gateway to some of the breathtaking mountains falling under the protected region of Annapurna Conservation Area. The free-flowing waterfalls, huge landscapes, ethnic settlements, Kind local people and their culture, dense forest covered with Rhododendrons, freshwater rivers, diverse flora and fauna, and panoramic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Massif are the major highlights of the Annapurna trekking.

    Maximum Elevation:

    5416m, Thorong La Pass

    Trek Duration:

    10-12 days

    Trek difficulty:

    Moderate

    Accommodation:

    Teahouses or Guesthouse

    Best season:

    Mar-May & Oct-Nov

    Major Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    • Adventurous flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara 

    • Full-day exploration of the tourist hub of Nepal, Pokhara (The Lake City).

    • Waterfalls, lakes, rivers, ponds, and beautiful gorges. 

    • Typical Gurung villages and their great hospitality. 

    • Trek to the base camp of the 10th tallest mountain in the world - Annapurna I.

    • Mythical view of Hiunchuli, Annapurna massif, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, 

    • Diverse flora and fauna of Annapurna Region. 

    For Annapurna Region Trekking Packages, please click here.

    3. Langtang Valley Trek

    Langtang is a popular trekking region due to its softness on the trail which doesn’t require too much stress and is preferred by many first-time trekkers. The Langtang range is all about nature and silence. The silence Langtang provides throughout the trail is just another path of the world you are walking to. Langtang region is full of beautiful landscapes, grasslands, freshwater streams, and monasteries. Langtang valley is also known as the 'Valley of Glaciers. The amount of amazing views that can be seen through the trails is an absolute bargain for the level of difficulty you have to face.

    Max elevation:

    4984m

    Trek Duration:

    8 - 10 Days

    Trek Category:

    Moderate

    Accommodation:

    Tea houses or Guesthouses

    Best Season:

    Mar-May & Oct-Nov

    Major Highlights of Langtang Valley Trek 

    • The nearest trek route to the capital of Kathmandu 

    • Multiple races of Himalayan Flora and Fauna

    • Uniqueness and richness in culture.

    • Panoramic views of high-altitude Langtang region valleys.

    • Views of frozen glaciers 

    • The magical view of the Langtang Ri, Langtang, Langsisa, and the Ganjala mountain peaks.

    • Sky blue freshwater rivers originated straight from the Himalayas.

    • Tasting Yak milk, tea, and cheese.

    •  Tour of Buddhist shrines Langtang Gompa and Kanjanjin Gompa

    For Langtang Region Trekking Packages, please click here.

    4. Manaslu Trekking

    Manaslu, the neighbor to the huge Annapurna Massif, has remained in the deep wilderness and is least visited. Yet, the amount of adventure it has to offer during the trek is absolutely not less than any of the popular trekking trails of Nepal. Manaslu has diverse flora and fauna in the region. This is no doubt that the Manaslu trekking is one of the wildest trekking you can do and it is worth the test of your trekking strength, one of the most isolated regions lies near the Nepal-Tibet border with Tibetan influence of culture and religion.

    Maximum Elevation:

    5,160 m, Larkya Pass

    Trek Duration:

    14 days

    Best Season:

    March to May, September to December

    Trek Category:

    Difficult

    Accommodation:

    Tea house

    Major Highlights of Manaslu Trekking

    • UNESCO world heritage sites as Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square.

    • Budhi Gandaki river valley

    • Start the trek through tropical alpine hills.

    • Diversified untouched wild diversities.

    • The jaw-dropping natural beauty of the forests, rivers, and flora in the Manaslu region.

    • Lamjung Himal, Exotic wildlife such as Himalayan Tahr, Blue Sheep, Pika, Himalayan Marmots, and Snow Leopard.

    • Magnificent view of the mountain peaks such as Manaslu, Himlung, Annapurna, etc.

    • The highest point of the trek is Larky La Pass at an elevation of 5160m 

    For Manaslu Trekking Packages, please click here.

    5. Mardi Himal Trekking

    A sibling of Annapurna base camp, Mardi base camp has not been explored as much as other trekking trails. The trail could be the best alternative to the Annapurna base camp as it's easier to conquer with almost the same view as other popular trekking trails of the Annapurna region. The trek offers stunning views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, its subsidiaries, and Gangapurna. The trail passes through dense forests having unique diversities, flora, and fauna and beautiful settlements of the local people of the Annapurna Region. 

    The terrain of the Himalayas, deep valleys, rhododendron and the diversity seen among the flora and fauna can only be witnessed in the Himalayan trail of the region. Steep-sided valleys, rhododendron and bamboo forests, ridge hiking, and the diversity of flora and fauna are only seen in the Himalayas. The trail passes through High Camp (4,100m), and Low Camp(3,150m).

    Maximum Elevation:

    4450m, Mardi base camp

    Trek duration:

    6-8 days

    Best season:

    March-May and September - December

    Trek Category:

    Moderate

    Accommodation:

    Teahouse or Guest House

    Major Highlights of Mardi Himal Trek

    • A state-of-the-art trial.

    • View of the Mountain peaks Machapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna massif, Lamjung Himal, Mardi Himal, Heauchuli, Nilgiri, and many more. 

    • Experience local culture, traditional villages, and warm hospitality from the locals. 

    • Breathtaking view of the sunset over fishtail from Mardi high camp.

    • Hassle-free journey to Mardi Himal Base Camp.

    • Highly secure and time-efficient trip.

    • witness the magic of the first rays of sun on the peaks of mountains.

    • Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri Massif, Manaslu Range.

    • Astounding views of lush forests, streams, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, pasture fields, villages, ridges, hill stations, hilly ranges, etc.

    For Mardi Himal Trekking, please click here.

    6. Poonhill Trek (Ghorepani Trek)

    A topmost destination for photogenic people and of course travel lovers Ghorepani Poonhill trekking is one of the shortest yet most beautiful and loved destinations of Nepal. The trek has breathtaking views of landscapes, mountains, and diverse flora and fauna. The trail is definitely a magic trail for the relatively inexperienced and beginner trekkers wanting to experience the magic of Annapurna Sanctuary. The trail is well-managed and developed with best-in-class accommodations, food, and lodging as well as easy access to transportation. The trail has been a unique and popular trekking destination in Nepal.

    The trail offers majestic sounds of birds, deep sub-tropical valleys, and rivers flowing down the alleys of huge valleys. The stone trail will give you the experience of a tough adventurer. During the journey, you will have time to experience the amazing tourist hub city of Nepal, Pokhara, a stunning city located at the elevation of 800m with views up to the range of 8000m, an exceptional city.

    Maximum Elevation:

    3210m, Poonhill

    Trek Duration:

    5-77 days

    Best season:

    All around the year

    Trek Category:

    Easy

    Accommodation:

    Teahouses or Guest houses

    Major Highlights of Poon Hill or Ghorepani trek

    • Exploration of UNESCO heritage sites in the Capital of Nepal "Kathmandu".

    • Explore the city of lakes, Pokhara.

    • Amazing trail in Annapurna Sanctuary.

    • View of the outstanding peaks, Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and many more mountains. 

    • Sunrise and sunset views into the mountains from the Poonhill vantage point. 

    • Discover the traditional cultures of the Gurung, Magar, and other ethnic groups of the Region.

    7. Luxury Nepal Tour and Short Trek (Dhampus Sarangkot)

    Dhampus Sarangkot trek is a popular short trek in the lap of mountains. The region is located in such an area where you can experience the top view of Pokhara valley with the local lifestyle of ethnic groups of that community. A fascinating view of a long-range. Sarangkot View Tower on the day of exploration we celebrate the incredible sunrise and mountain panorama. The mountain views include Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal. After capturing the best moments, we walk back to the hotel and have breakfast.

    Max elevation:

    1750m

    Trek Duration:

    2-4 days

    Trek Category:

    Easy

    Accommodation:

    Standard Guest Houses

    Best Season:

    Mar-May & Oct-Dec

    Major Highlights of Luxury Nepal Tour and Short Trek

    • The stunning view of the Annapurna range (Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, etc ).

    • Countryside experience.

    • A short adventure trekking to Dhampus.

    • The city of lakes Pokhara.

    • Spectacular sunrise/sunset views.

    •  Know about the Gurung cultural activities.

    For Luxury Nepal Tour and Dhampus Sarangkot Trek, please click here.

    8. Gokyo and Gokyo Ri Trek

    Gokyo is a freshwater lake directed from the amazing mountain Gokyo Ri. The valley of Gokyo lies in the west of the Khumbu region. The region comprises diverse flora and fauna, panoramic views of mountains, beautiful Gokyo valley, and traditional and local cultures. The valley is composed of ice lakes and glaciers, the route passes through an amazing Sagarmatha national park with a dense forest of Rhododendron and yaks grazing in the pasture land of the Himalayas.

    Max elevation:

    5,357 m/17,575 ft

    Trek Duration:

    10-12 days

    Trek Category:

    Moderate

    Accommodation:

    Tea houses or Guesthouses

    Best Season:

    Mar-May & Oct-Dec

    Major Highlights of Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek

    • Explore the beauty of the Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri 

    • Sherpa Culture & Tibetan Buddhism

    • Admirable Gokyo village

    • Gokyo Ri- the vantage point of the spectacular mountain region.

    • UNESCO Site, Sagarmatha National Park

    • Thrilling and adventurous flight to Lukla, one of the most extreme airports in the world. 

    • Sherpa culture and Tibetan Buddhism 

    • Yaks, Donkeys, Dzhos, and horses while hiking.

    • Walking on the longest glacier - Ngozumpa glacier in the Himalayas. 

    • Sunset and sunrise from the famous viewpoint - of Gokyo Ri

    For Gokyo and Gokyo Ri Trek, please click here.

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