• Dec 29, 2019
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Nepal is an incredible Himalayan paradise. The Himalayan nation has eight out of the ten highest mountains in the world, including the highest of them all, Mt. Everest (8848m). The Himalayan range consisting of mountains such as Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and others provide magnificent foothill for trekking. 

Alpine forests around the mountain trails get protected by various national parks and conservation projects. The diverse landscapes of the trails include multiple lakes, waterfalls, vast meadows, gorges, and others. These factors make Trekking in Nepal a delightful adventure. Thus, hundreds of trekkers travel to Nepal for their trekking adventure. 

Also Read: Top 10 Highest Mountains of Nepal

Many Trekking tours in Nepal have various time frames and are easily customizable. There are Short Treks, Luxury Treks, and also challenging Circuit Treks. The Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, and Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek are quite popular in Nepal. The luxury treks have a return from a helicopter option as well. 

The shorter treks like Langtang Valley Trek, Everest View Trek, and Ghorepani Poonhill Trek provides a great adventure in a short amount of time. The everyday sunrise and sunset views overlooking the entire Himalayas are enchanting. If you love to trek high altitude conditions, then Nepal is the perfect destination for you. You can choose the trek that matches your desire and requirement and start your trekking adventure.

The Top 20 Best Treks in Nepal listed below are equally attractive and promise you with an excellent trekking adventure. These are the best treks in Nepal that provide trekkers with an outstanding trekking experience in the lap of mother nature. You will cherish these unforgettable memories of trekking in Nepal for a lifetime. 

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When is the Best Time to go for Trekking in Nepal?

best time to visit nepal

The ideal time to trek the spectacular landscapes of Nepal is the Spring and Autumn season. 

Spring Season (March to May)

The scenic landscapes of the hills come alive during the spring season. There are wildflowers like rhododendron blooms all over the trail. You can also spot rare wildlife in the region. The spring season brings warm temperatures that are perfect for trekking in the daytime. 

Autumn Season (September to November)

Autumn is a great time to trek the Himalayan foothills in Nepal. Incredible views of the snow-capped mountains are the major attraction in autumn. 

The moderate temperatures are ideal for a trekking adventure. Nepalese celebrate various cultural festivals around this time of the year, which attracts many tourists. It is a post-monsoon period which means that the weather is generally stable.

Low Season (Monsoon & Winter)

There are various rainshadow regions in Nepal where you can also trek in Monsoon Season (June to August) and Winter Season (December to February)with proper preparation. The Climatic conditions are suitable for trekking all year in these regions. 

The exciting trails of Lower Mustang trek, Upper Mustang Trek, and Dolpo circuit are ideal for Monsoon Trekking in Nepal. The rainshadow areas are safe from monsoon rain because of the high mountains. The arid, barren, desert-like landscapes are incredibly exciting for trekking.

Also Read: Top 10 Best Short Treks in Nepal

How are Food and Accommodation during Trekking? 

teahouse trekking in nepal

The beautiful teahouse treks in Nepal are trekkers' favorite. You can experience the local lifestyle in these elegant teahouses. The cozy tea houses provide homely accommodation and meals.

The different cost of the tea houses varies according to the amenities they provide. You can get electricity, wifi, and a hot shower and other facilities along the trail, especially in the lower altitude. The higher altitude tea houses have lesser facilities due to the remoteness of the place. 

camping in nepalAlternatively, you could also camp around the region if you wish. The remote area camping is a perfect adventure in the Himalayas. However, you will need to make proper preparation for tents, clothing, and meals all by yourself. The camping adventure is a challenge, but with adequate preparation, it can turn out to be a great experience.

What about the Rooms and its facilities?

teahouse room nepal

The rooms are generally on a twin sharing basis. There are twin beds with a pillow and a warm, fuzzy blanket. You could carry an extra blanket as the trails are freezing in the high Himalayas. 

The basic squat style toilets are just a small wooden hut outside the lodge. You need to get accustomed to the squat toilets. You should carry all the toiletries, including toilet papers along the trail.

Other Amenities 

Hot showers cost around USD 1 to USD 3 in the tea houses if available. You need to spend USD 2 - USD 3 per hour, for charging your electronic devices. A prepaid SIM Card with mobile data is your best option for connectivity. 

However, you might not find networks all over the region, and wifi facilities are available at USD 3 - USD 5 per hour in some teahouses. Overall, the facilities might not be fancy but are more than enough for a comfortable stay.

Food Facilities

teahouse dining nepal

The remote trails have very scarce transportation facilities, and yaks and donkeys get used as a means of transportation in the region. Various food items like rice, cereals, and grains are prevalent in the area. 

The famous Dal Bhat gets served with lentil soup called Dal and white steamed rice called Bhat. The “Dal Bhat” gets eaten in every Nepali household. The food menu remains the same in all the tea houses with the addition of a staple dish. 

You can also get western and other international cuisines including pizza, burgers, momo, Chowmein, pasta along the popular treks like Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp trek.

Is it possible to do Trekking Alone in Nepal? 

solo women trekking nepal

Trekking is generally considered a group activity. However, trekking alone is incredibly fascinating, as well. The solo trekking is quite popular as it provides you with the added time along with the beautiful nature.

Trekking in the vast natural beauty of the country is a magical experience. However, trekking alone can come with sets of queries regarding safety and practicality. You can get assured that Nepal is one of the best places to trek alone. Nothing is more relaxing than trekking in the quiet. 

The locals believe in ”Atithi Devo bhava” which literally means “Guests are God”. Trekking in Nepal solo is favorable as the local people are friendly and show incredible hospitality.

Why Should You book a Trek through an authorized Company? 

It is advisable that you trek the various terrains of Nepal through a trekking company. While trekking without any preparation might sound exciting on paper but traveling through a trekking company is safe as you can get maximum support of the facilities provided by the company.

Another essential aspect to remember is hiring a guide while trekking in Nepal. A guide makes the whole trekking experience easier and helps you with the trail and in any case of emergencies. Some restricted tails do not allow trekking without a guide for safety concerns. 

But the well-trodden trails like the Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, etc, are not as risky as there will be many trekkers on the way as well. For female solo trekkers, there are female guides available as well. Altitude sickness is a huge problem for even the most experienced trekkers. 

You should acclimatize and hydrate regularly to cope with the issue of altitude sickness. A guide can help you immensely in these conditions. Nothing is more important than Your safety. You should regularly update to your loved ones even if you are trekking solo. Starting early on the trek helps you reach the destination soon.

Best Treks in Nepal

Everest Base Camp Trek

everest base camp trek

  • Duration: 9-20 Days 
  • Max. Altitude: 5600 meters, Kala Patthar
  • Solo Possible: Yes
  • Accommodation: Teahouse 
  • Required Permits: Local Area Permit, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in the world. The pristine foothills of the Himalayas offer great trekking adventure. The trek has varied itineraries, and the duration of the trek varies according to the itinerary.

You can take the regular Everest Base Camp trek that takes you along the various settlements of Lukla, Phakding, Tengboche, Lobuche, Dingboche, and Gorak Shep to arrive at Everest Base Camp. You can also take a short duration Everest Base Camp trek that includes a helicopter return

The Sherpa culture, Buddhist monasteries, magical glaciers, makes for an enticing trek. The longest itinerary of the trek extends to 20 days which passes through the three stunning Himalayan passes of Chola and Renjo pass. The Everest Gokyo lakes trek and the Everest Chola and Renjo la pass are the side treks in the region. Overall, the Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the best treks in Nepal.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

annapurna base camp trek

  • Duration: 5-14 Days 
  • Max. Altitude: 5416 meters, Thorong La Pass
  • Solo Possible: Yes
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Required Permits: Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is one of the most loved treks in Nepal. The high altitude trek passes through the diverse terrain of the western region of Nepal. The entire Annapurna region looks incredibly beautiful with Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri, and others.

The Rhododendron forests bloom in the spring season. The pristine waterfalls and deep gorges around the area make for an exciting trip. The itinerary of the trek is flexible. 

You can complete the trek in just five days, or you can extend it to 14 days if you include the Ghorepani Poon Hill and Ghandruk trek. The beautiful sunrise and sunset from the poon hill viewpoint are the highlight of the trek. 

You can dip in the hot springs of Jhinu danda to relax while descending. Seventy percent of the total trekkers in Nepal take the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Overall, if you love trekking, then you should not miss out on this exciting trek.

Makalu Base Camp Trek

makalu base camp trek

  • Duration: 20 days
  • Max. Altitude: 5250 meters, Shersong ridge
  • Solo Possible: No
  • Accommodation: Teahouse 
  • Required Permits: Restricted Area Permit (RAP)

The trek to the fifth highest mountain in the world, Mt Makalu (8481 meters) is spectacular. The off the beaten trek passes through remote landscapes. After a short flight from Kathmandu, we pass through the lush forests of Rhododendron and fir trees. 

The Rai and Sherpa settlements along the trail are enchanting. The Remote and unspoiled trails pass through various Granite cliffs, hanging glaciers, and waterfalls. You can observe the eastern face of Mount Everest- the Kangshung and may spot the rare wildlife of Nepal- Red Panda along the trail.

You can observe the stunning Barun Glacier, the south face of Mount Makalu, and the entire panoramic view of the Everest and Lhotse mountains. You will get enough time to explore the glaciers and lakes around Base Camp. The return trek passes through the icy landscapes and green forests. Makalu Base Camp trek is an epic adventure in the mountains.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

  • Duration: 7 days
  • Max. Altitude: 4500, Mardi Himal Base Camp
  • Solo Possible: Yes 
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Required Permits: Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is a delightful trek in the pristine Annapurna Region. The beautiful landscapes and the glacial villages are the highlights of the trek. The trail gets covered with incredible Rhododendron flowers in the spring season. 

You can stay in the cozy guest houses of the locals. The highest altitude of the trek is in the Mardi Himal Base Camp at 4500m. The pristine view of the snow-capped mountain peaks of the Mardi Himal, Annapurna, Fishtail, and Himchuli mountain is the primary attraction of the trek.

The aromatic smell of herbs around the region makes it quite unique. Overall, the off-the-beaten trek ensures a quiet and peaceful trekking adventure in the foothill of the Himalayas.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

kanchenjunga base camp trek

  • Duration: 20 days
  • Max. Altitude: 5160 meters, Lapsang Pass
  • Solo Possible: No
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Required Permits: Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit, Restricted Area Permit

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek passes through the virgin landscapes of lush tropical forests of fir and Rhododendron trees. Kanchenjunga is the third highest peak(8586 meters) in the world. The northern hilly settlements of Eastern Nepal is incredibly beautiful. 

You will also pass through the Rai, and Limbu settlements influenced by the Tibetan culture. After driving 4 hours from the picturesque Ilam district, you will arrive at Suketar from where you can start the trek. You will walk through the Pang Pema Base Camp Ghunsa, Lonak, and other settlements to arrive at the spectacular Lapsang Pass at 5160 meters.

Also Read: 5 Best Off the Beaten Path Treks in Nepal

The Kanchanjunga Conservation Area works extensively for the protection and conservation of the local habitat. The diverse landscapes and the Diverse species of wildlife of the region will amaze you. The Yalung glacier at the (5143 meters) is quite attractive. 

Since this is a restricted area, trekking with a guide is a must. Overall, if you are looking for some quiet adventure, then the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is ideal for you. 

Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek

gokyo chola pass trek

  • Duration: 12 days
  • Max. Altitude: 5357 meters, Gokyo Ri
  • Solo Possible: Yes
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Required Permits: Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS), Sagarmatha National Park Permit

Gokyo Valley and Chola Pass Trek pass through the stunning ice glaciers and turquoise lakes of the Everest region. You will pass through the incredible flora and fauna of rhododendron and oaks trees. The frozen waterfalls along the trek are quite enchanting. 

The wetlands and freshwater lake systems of the Gokyo valley are outstanding. There are various monasteries of Tibetan-Buddhists religion that are of prime importance to the Sherpa community. You can combine this trek with the regular Everest Base Camp trek, or you can also trek the alternative route in Gokyo valley. 

The emerald green Gokyo lakes in the region and the spectacular Gokyo Ri vantage point is the major attraction of the trek. The Cho Oyu and Gyachung mountains have a Huge ice ridge between them. Besides that, we also pass through the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the biggest ice glacier in the world. 

Overall, if you are someone who loves some added challenges along your trek, then the Gokyo Cho la pass trek is perfect for you.

Pikey Peak Trek

pikey peak trek

  • Duration: 7 days
  • Max. Altitude: 4160m, Pikey Peak
  • Solo Possible: Yes 
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Required Permits: Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS), Sagarmatha National Park Permit

Pikey Peak Trek is a relatively new trekking route in the Khumbu region. The trek provides us with the views of Mt. Everest and the lower Khumbu region. The spectacular sunrise and sunset view of along the trek will take your breath away. Besides that, the incredible Himalayan views and the unique diversity will make you fall in love with the place. 

The off-beat trekking experience is perfect for those who do not like to trek the crowded Everest Base Camp Trek in the region. Moreover, the Pikey Peak Trek has light daily gain in altitude, which helps to cope with altitude sickness in the region. You will trek in the lush rhododendron, oak and pine forests that will liven up your spirits. 

The unique settlements perched on ridge tops and terrace farmed lands add to the attraction of the trek. You will get the enchanting views of the snow-capped mountains including the Dhaulagiri, Everest, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga. Overall, the Pikey Peak Trek is a great short trek in the Himalayas with an opportunity to climb a stunning trekking peak.

Everest View Trek

everest view trek

  • Duration: 7 days
  • Max. Altitude: 3440 m, Namche Bazaar
  • Solo Possible: Yes
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Required Permits: Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS), Sagarmatha National Park Permit

The Everest View Trek is an alternative trek in the Everest region. The short five days trekking adventure in the Khumbu region provides you with magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Kongde Ri, Ama Dablam, and Kusum Kanguru. 

The trails of the beautiful trek pass through the canyon of the Dudh Kosi and the fair settlement of Namche Bazaar. We also hike to the incredible Everest View Hotel, which is the highest placed hotel in the world. The breathtaking views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other mountains will spellbind you. 

You will also have an opportunity to trek the beautiful traditional Sherpa settlements in Khunde and Khumjung. We end the trek by taking a scenic mountain flight back to Kathmandu. Overall, this Everest view trek is an ideal trek for trekkers who want to trek the region at a relaxed pace and in a short time.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

annapurna circuit trek

  • Duration: 15-20 Days 
  • Max. Altitude: 5416 meters, Thorong La Pass
  • Solo Possible: Yes
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Required Permits: Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS), Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) 

Annapurna Circuit Trek is an incredibly popular trek in the pristine Annapurna region. The trails pass through the lush alpine forests and also the dry, arid terrains of Manang and Mustang. The majestic view of the entire Annapurna range is the highlight of the trek. 

You can also complete the trek in a short duration with the help of a scenic helicopter return ride above the mountains. The Kali Gandaki Gorge, Muktinath temple, Kagbeni, Jomsom, Tilicho lake, etc. are the famous landmarks of the trek. You will also be passing through the Ethnic villages of the Gurung and Magar community.

The trek is long and can get quite challenging at the Thorong La Pass which is the highest point of the trek. You can chill and wash away your fatigue at the natural hot water spring in Tatopani. Overall, the Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the best treks in Nepal that comes with an extended trekking adventure in the Annapurna region.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

ghorepani poonhill trek

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Max. Altitude: 3210 meters, Poonhill
  • Solo Possible: Yes
  • Accommodation: Teahouse 
  • Required Permits: Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS), Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a scenic trail in the beautiful Annapurna region. The short trek starts from Nayapul after a scenic drive from Pokhara. The traditional Gurung and Magar settlements of the area and their homestays are incredibly beautiful. 

There are many Rhododendron and fir trees along the trail that blooms in all its glory in the spring season. The awe-inspiring sunrise view overlooking the entire Annapurna range is the highlight of the trek.

The Diverse landscape was once an Ancient Salt-Trade Route to Tibet. The charming Tamangs and Gurungs settlement and their delicacies will attract you. The short trek is ideal for beginners and families with young children and seniors.

Tilicho Lake Trek

tilicho lake trek

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Max. Altitude: 4920m, Tilicho Lake
  • Solo Possible: Yes 
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Required Permits: Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS), Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

Tilicho Lake Trek is a gorgeous trek passing through the Annapurna Region and the serene Tilicho Lake (4920m). The trek passes through the beautiful turquoise lakes, majestic Himalayas, vast meadows, and traditional villages in the region. 

It has some challenging individual sections. Thus, trekkers must have a great deal of stamina and fitness. The Tlicho lakes route coincide with the Annapurna circuit route at one point. The diverse landscape along the trail will pose a tough challenge, especially for beginners.

You can follow the trails of Marsyangdi River passing through the villages of Tal, Dharapani, Khangsar, Chame, Pisang, Manang, and finally, arrive at Tilicho Lake. Overall, a challenging trail but the payoff is worth all the hardships.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

manaslu circuit trek

  • Duration: 15 days
  • Max. Altitude: 5,115 meters, Larkya Pass
  • Solo Possible: No (Minimum 2)
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Required Permits: Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS), Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP)

The Mount Manaslu Circuit Trek tours the eighth highest peak in Nepal. It lies in a restricted trekking area and hence trekking solo is not possible. The epic mountain vista of the place will liven up your spirits. 

The trail passes through many temporary suspension bridges of wooden planks in the higher altitude region. You will also be crossing the stunning Larkya La Pass, which is the highest point of the trek. The quiet treks are perfect for travelers who love to trek in peace. 

The secluded region has diverse landscapes of Tsum Valley and Mu Gompa. You can also go on a cultural exploration of the Tibetan-influenced culture of the traditional Gurung settlements. The quiet trails of the Manaslu circuit trek are ideal for backpackers and budget travelers. 

Tsum Valley Trek

tsum valley trek

  • Duration: 15 days
  • Max. Altitude: 3700m, Mu Gompa
  • Solo Possible: No (Minimum 2)
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Required Permits: Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS), Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP), Restricted Area Permit (RAP)

The Tsum Valley trek is a remote Himalayan Valley in Nepal. The restricted region has hidden Himalayan valleys and virgin landscapes. The trek provides you with majestic views of the Ganesh Himal, Boudha Himal, and Shringi Himal ranges. 

The Tsum valley region is near Tibet, and the Tibetan influence in the region is quite evident. The Tsumbas in the Tsum Valley are of Tibetan origin and share the same art, culture, and lifestyle. This mysterious valley was an important trade link with Tibet in ancient times. 

The Tsum Valley was a restricted area until 2008. The region is less touristy, and the untouched landscapes make for a great trekking adventure. Tsum people still practice polyandry. The trail to the Budhi Gandaki Valley passes through the dense forest, hill villages, and terraced fields. 

We also pass through the glacial rivers and the lower Buri Gandaki regions of Liding, Machhakhola, Jagat and Philim. The ancient Gombas like the Rachen Gompa and the Mu Gompa will transport you back in time.

Langtang Valley Trek

langtang valley trek

  • Duration: 10 days
  • Max. Altitude: 4,984 meters, Tserko Ri
  • Solo Possible: Yes
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Required Permits: Langtang National Park Permit, Shivapuri National Park Permit 

Langtang Valley Trek is a close trek near the capital of capital Kathmandu city. The trek starts with an 8 hours drive to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu. The trek leads us to the pine forests, grassy meadows, boulders, and other beautiful landscapes. 

The magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains include Mt. Langtang, Tserko-Ri, Langtang Himal, Gajala Peak, and others. The snow-capped mountains also form vast glaciers in the region. The Kyanjin Gompa and Langtang Gompa provide an opportunity for the cultural exploration of the place. 

The astonishing sunrise views overlooking the Tserko Ri, Gosaikunda, Vairab Kunda, Surya Kunda, and Saraswati Kunda, is the highlight of the trek. You can also explore around the Langtang National Park, Helambu village, and the Yak farms and Cheese factories of the region. Overall, a great trek close to Kathmandu. 

Upper Dolpo Circuit Trek

upper dolpo trek

  • Duration: 25 days
  • Max. Altitude: 5,250 meters, Kang Mara La Pass
  • Solo Possible: No (Minimum 2)
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Required Permits: Restricted Area Permit (RAP) 

Upper Dolpo is a high-altitude trek in the far-western region of Nepal. Upper Dolpo trek is an adventurous hidden valley trek. The area is famous for the Yarsagumba Hunt adventure. The trek also passes through different giant peaks.

The stunning views of Dhaulagiri and other Tibetan Peaks are the major attraction of the trek. We also encounter Bon Buddhists and their lifestyle. There are other high passes, including Kang La, Saldang La that provide great adventure climbing opportunities. 

Besides that, you can find many Gompas, including the Shey Gompa, which is 800 years old monastery. The arid landscapes resemble that of a great sub-Saharan desert. We also have the opportunity to explore the famous Phoksundo National Park in the region. Overall, the upper Dolpo trek is unique in the hidden valley of Nepal.

Upper Mustang Trek

upper mustang trek

  • Duration: 14 days
  • Max. Altitude: 3,810 meters, Dhakmar
  • Solo Possible: No (Minimum 2)
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Required Permits: Annapurna Circuit Area Permit (ACAP), Restricted Area Permit (RAP)

The Upper Mustang Trek in the Trans- Himalayan region of Nepal is a trekkers delight. The fantastic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and the other mountains will spellbind you. 

We start our trek after a flight to Jomsom from Pokhara. Jomson and the entire Mustang region is the rain shadow area of Nepal. The treeless trail follows through arid, dry and barren landscapes that used to be an ancient salt caravan route. 

There are vast barley fields, white houses, and old Gompas. The trail gets covered by Chortens and prayer flags all over. The capital of the hidden kingdom is Lo Manthang. Tibetan Lama Buddhism is quite prevalent in the region and also has one of the oldest monasteries in the world. Besides that, there are mysterious caves all over the trails as well.

Ganesh Himal Trek

ganesh himal trek

  • Duration: 14 days
  • Max. Altitude: 3691m, Ganesh Himal Base Camp
  • Solo Possible: Yes
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Required Permits: Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS), National park permit

The Ganesh Himal Trek is excellent in the Western region of Nepal. There are snow-capped mountains that glow during the sunrise and sunsets. We also pass through the vast meadows and dense coniferous forests. The old-world charm of the local ethnic villages is quite an attraction. 

The trails get covered in the red, pink as we pass through the rhododendron forests. The mountain is named after the elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesh. There are many mountains in the Ganesh Himal, including Ganesh, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, Ganesh IV, and others. The Ganesh Himal trek offers a pleasant view of the Ganga Jamuna Waterfall. 

Tripura Sundari Temple, various monasteries and Chortens provide spiritual exploration during the trek. Ganesh Himal also provides you with the opportunity to explore the rare wildlife and birds including Snow Leopard, Himali Thar, Musk Deer, Red Panda, wild boar and more than 300 species of birds. The trek is an excellent opportunity to explore the relatively unknown regions in Nepal.

Khopra Danda Trek

khopra danda trek

  • Duration: 7- 9 days
  • Max. Altitude: 4660m, Khayer Lake
  • Solo Possible: Yes 
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Required Permits: Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS), Annapurna Circuit Area Permit (ACAP) 

Khopra Danda Trek is a relatively new trek in the Annapurna region. The incredible views of the snow-capped mountains are enchanting. This trek is ideal for beginners and families with children and seniors. Khopra Danda Trek consists of green hills terraced fields, vast meadows, and ethnic settlements. 

The trek starts after a scenic drive to Kimche from Pokhara. The trails pass through the densely forested path with bamboos, rhododendrons, oaks, and pines trees. The incredible snow-capped mountains, including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Nilgiri (7061m), Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), and others are awe-inspiring. 

The Khopra Ridge and Poon Hill viewpoint are famous for their incredible sunrise and sunset views. Nepali culture and lifestyle will attract you. The unobstructed sunrise and sunset view from Poon Hill View Point, and the panoramic view of the Annapurna massif is spectacular. Overall, a perfect trek for those who love quieter trails and adventure.

Humla Limi Valley Trek

humla limi valley trek

  • Duration: 19 days
  • Max. Altitude: 4949m, Nyalu La
  • Solo Possible: No (Minimum 2)
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Required Permits: Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS), Restricted Area Permit (RAP)

The Humla Limi Valley Trek opened in 2002 in the far west of Nepal. The challenging trails and high passes take you through the pilgrimage route. Only limited permits get issued to conserve the ecosystem of the Limi Valley.

The conservation of the incredible flora and fauna in the region goes hand in hand with incredible hospitality. The ancient old Buddhist traditions are intact in the region. You can observe the most exceptional views of Saipal, Byas, Kanjirowa, Rishi, Api, Kanti and the sacred Mount Kailash.

Prayer flags and mani stones cover the trails as well as the beautiful villages. There is an old 1,000-year-old Rizing Ling Gompa in the region. Rare wildlife including marmot, snow leopards, and blue sheep, wild yak, wolf, and Himalayan black bears are another attraction of the trek. Overall, the fantastic trek that highlights a unique unknown perspective of Nepal. 

Everest Three Passes Trek

everest three passes trek

  • Duration: 18 days
  • Max. Altitude: 5,643m, Kala Patthar
  • Solo Possible ?: Yes
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Required Permits: Local Area Permit, Sagarmatha National Park Permit

The Everest Three Passes Trek is a complete trek that covers the entire region. The challenging trail takes us to the Everest Base Camp Trek and the three high passes trek which includes Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La pass.

The trek begins with the classic destination of Lukla to arrive at Namche Bazaar. The trek diverges from the classic trail and moves around Dudh Koshi valley to arrive at Renjo La (5,370m). We then descend through the Gokyo Lakes and village. We cross the second Cho La Pass (5,420m) to arrive at the stunning Everest Base Camp. 

The Everest Base Camp provides us with an incredible atmosphere that you will cherish all your life. After observing the panoramic sunrise from Kalapathar, we trek back through the third kong ma la pass. Overall, the extended trek is a complete trekking package that takes you to the virgin landscapes of the Everest region.

The Final Say

Nepal is one of the prime trekking destinations in the world. The foothill of the vast Himalayan mountain range provides excellent trekking adventure. Trekkers from all over the world flock in Nepal for a delightful trekking adventure. 

The national parks and conservation projects around the foothills conserve the pristine natural landscape of the trekking routes. The diverse landscapes of the trails include various lakes, waterfalls, high passes, gorges, alpine forests. You can explore the exotic flora and fauna of the region during your trek in Nepal. 

These top 20 best treks in Nepal allows people to explore the region in all its glory. Overall, Nepal is an incredible trekking destination with adventurous trekking routes.

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