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Going trekking in Nepal but not sure which trek to take on? To help you solve the confusion, we have compiled the list of 10 treks that are likely to be best treks in Nepal. Choosing the right trek usually depends on the number of days you want to trek & the budget you have but if you’re going trekking in a country like Nepal which is known as one of the best trekking destinations. Then, there comes more confusion as there are more places to explore. So, here are few of the most famous trekking destination in Nepal known for their majestic scenery & challenging peaks.

  1. Everest base camp trek

Everest base camp trek is among the most famous trek in the world. You’ll stand face to face with the world’s highest mountain & get a majestic view of other multiple mountains. You can also experience the Sherpa culture during this trek. Due to its popularity, the trail can get little crowded during trekking seasons.

Highlights

  • Stand face to face with world highest mountain Mt. Everest.
  • Majestic view of peaks such as Nuptse, Lhotse & Mt. Everest.
  • Get a chance to experience the Sherpa culture.

Trek facts

  • Trekking difficulty- medium difficulty
  • Remoteness- Not remote(due to a number of trekkers)
  • Best season- March-may & October-November
  • Accommodation Type- Guesthouse & lodges
  • Restricted permits- No
  • Max elevation- 5,416 m, Thorong la pass
  1. Annapurna Base Camp trek

In Annapurna Base Camp trek, the scenery is quite different from most other treks. You find yourself looking almost straight up to see the mountains towering above you.

Highlights

  • Allows you to stand face to face with world’s most dangerous mountain.
  • Great trail and landscape, the closer you get to Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
  • trek is the perfect blend of amazing natural scenery and rich cultural diversity of the Annapurna region

Trek Facts

  • Trekking difficulty- Moderate difficulty
  • Remoteness- Not remote
  • Accommodation Type- Guesthouse & lodges
  • Best season- March-may & October-November
  • Restricted permits- No
  • Max elevation- 4,320 m, Annapurna Base camp
  1. Annapurna Circuit trek

Annapurna Circuit has often been voted as the best long-distance trek in the world, as it offers a wide variety of climate zones from tropics to the Arctic at the Thorong La Pass and a cultural variety from Hindu villages at the low foothills to the Tibetan culture of Manang Valley and lower Mustang.

Highlights

  • Great adventure with the crossing of the 5,416 m Thorang la pass
  • One of Nepal’s greatest trek.
  • The trek offers an amazing view of the Annapurnas, Macchupucchre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang Himal.

Trek Facts

  • Trekking difficulty- Medium difficulty
  • Remoteness- Not remote
  • Accommodation Type- Guesthouse & lodges
  • Best season- March-may & October-November
  • Restricted permits- No
  • Max elevation- 5,416m, Thorang
  1. Langtang valley trek

Langtang valley trek is one if the easy trek for people having fewer days remained for their trek. You can experience the unique culture of Tamang community & get a chance to view beautiful glaciers & vegetarian of Langtang region.

Highlights

  • Great option for the people having fewer days for the trek.
  • Get a chance to see one of the world’s most beautiful valley.
  • Great opportunity to experience the sight of the Langtang Lirung range, which is simply stunning.

Trek facts

  • Trekking difficulty- Moderate difficulty
  • Remoteness- Not remote-remote
  • Accommodation Type- Guesthouse & lodges
  • Best season- March-may & October-November
  • Restricted permits- No
  • Max elevation- 4,984 m Tserko RI
  1. Manaslu Trek

Manaslu trek is one of the best trek now known as a best tea-house trek. The trek has all the elements of other treks in Nepal including both Hindu and Buddhist culture, protected wildlife, and stunning mountain scenery. The trek is much easier than it used to be with improved trails.

Highlights

  • The spectacular unhindered views of Manaslu.
  • The entire trail is diverse, remote, and enriched by very different topography.

Trek facts

  • Trekking difficulty- Hard
  • Remoteness- remote
  • Accommodation Type- Guesthouse & lodges
  • Best season- March-may & October-November
  • Restricted permits- Yes, you have to be a minimum of two trekkers & accompanied by Nepali guide or porter.
  • Max elevation- 5,115 m Larkya La pass
  1. Upper Mustang Trek

The upper mustang trek brings you to the former Himalayan kingdom considered as the hidden world of Buddhist kingdom. It has highly preserved Tibetan culture & unspoiled nature.

    Highlights

  • The capital of Upper Mustang, Lo Manthang.
  • A world of narrow alleyways, hidden Chortens, long walls of beautiful prayer wheels and herds of farming animals sauntering in from the fields.
  • A journey full of Tibetan culture & traditions.

Trek facts

  • Trekking difficulty- Medium-Hard
  • Remoteness- very remote
  • Accommodation Type- Guesthouse & lodges
  • Best season- March-may & October-November
  • Restricted permits- Yes, you have to be a minimum of two trekkers & accompanied by Nepali guide or porter.
  • Max elevation- 3,810 m Dhakmar
  1. Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo Trekking route is a remote and unspoiled area near the Tibetan border of Nepal. It is the hidden place filled with cultural impressions- mountain peaks, Tibetan style villages & barren landscapes.

Highlights

  • Visit ancient monasteries of Dolpo district & Explore remote areas of the western region.
  • Observe Unique Tibetan Buddhist culture
  • Explore mesmerizing Phoksundo Lake (Deepest lake of Nepal).

Trek facts

  • Trekking difficulty- Medium difficulty
  • Remoteness- very remote
  • Accommodation Type- Guesthouse & lodges
  • Best season- March-may & October-November
  • Restricted permits- Yes, you have to be a minimum of two trekkers & accompanied by Nepali guide or porter. The Restricted Permit for Upper Dolpo costs USD 500 for up to 10 days and USD 50 for each day thereafter.
  • Max elevation- 5,250 m, Kang La Pass
  1. Gokyo lake Trek

Gokyo lake trek is the great alternative to the traditional Everest base camp trek. Most people visit Gokyo lake as a side trip to EBC. This is for the travellers who wish to try something new in the Everest region.

         Highlights

  • The beautiful lakes at Gokyo, at around 5,000 meters.
  • The cozy and beautiful village of Gokyo.
  • Gokyo Ri a peak and vantage point providing the best panoramic view of the Himalayas.

Trek facts

  • Trekking difficulty- Medium difficulty
  • Remoteness- remote
  • Accommodation Type- Guesthouse & lodges
  • Best season- March-may & October-November
  • Restricted permits- No
  • Max elevation- 5,357m, Gokyo Ri
  1. Everest base camp three passes trek

This is the perfect trek to the people looking for more adventure & challenges. EBC three passes trek is the long & challenging trek with 4 passes to climb. The most complete trek in Nepal as it covers most of the Everest region on its circular route.

Highlights

  • Great challenge to cross the 3 passes Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La pass.
  • Offers spectacular views of the giants in the heart of the Himalaya as you cross the 3 passes.
  • Visiting Ancient Buddhist Monasteries, Sherpa Villages, Ancient Trading Routes

Trek facts

  • Trekking difficulty- Hard
  • Remoteness- Very remote
  • Accommodation Type- Guesthouse & lodges
  • Best season- March-may & October-November
  • Restricted permits- No
  • Max elevation- 5,540m, Kong Ma La Pass
  1. Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill trek is one of the east treks that offers a great view of Annapurna & Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Poonhill is the popular trek & great option for the people having few days for trekking in Nepal.

Highlights

  • A lot of attractions like breathtaking mountain scenery, beautiful Gurung village, forest with rare birds etc.
  • During the trial, you will have close observation of ethnic people their lifestyle and tradition.
  • Sunrise at top of Poonhill with a fantastic panoramic view of the Himalayas.

Trek facts

  • Trekking difficulty- Easy-moderate
  • Remoteness- not remote
  • Accommodation Type- Guesthouse & lodges
  • Best season- March-may & October-November
  • Restricted permits- No
  • Max elevation- 3,210 m, Poonhill

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She is an outdoor enthusiast and traveler who got tired of staring at the mountains from his desk, he now spends every minute he can on them instead. She fell in love with Nepal on his first visit and has looked for every opportunity to get back to the Himalayas ever since. She helps our guests find and plan their perfect Himalayan adventure.

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