10 Best Trekking Places in Nepal
No one denies the fact that Nepal is one of the famous destinations for trekkers around the world. Whether it’s is a green plain field in terai or big mountains in the north, Nepal is always been on the bucket list for tourists around the world. This article is useful for both Nepalis are a foreigner who wants to visit some of the amazing places to visit in winter.
If you are thinking of spending your vacation in some of the best trekking places in Nepal, then here are the best of the best trekking places in Nepal which you should definitely go.
NOTE: Listed places are not the only places that are worth going, but you should not miss these places.
1. Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular and adventurous trekking in Nepal. Everest Base Camp also is known as EBC trekking is famous for Sherpa cultures, amazing wildlife lifestyle and beautiful Himalayan range including World’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest(8848m). Trekking to Everest region has been famous ever since two legends Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey Sherpa made the historical summit in 1953.
Being one of the most famous and rewarding treks in the Khumbu region, it is also one of the challenging trek that many people sacrifice their lives in their own attempts to the summit.
2. Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trekking falls in Annapurna Region Trekking. It is 15 days’ awesome trek to the Annapurna region. However, you can make a different route and extend up to 21 days long as well. Annapurna Circuit Trek also called round Annapurna trekking is one of the popular trails which is most happening incentive trekking destination of Nepal.
The high point of trek entails crossing if the Thoron La Pass (5414m/17769ft) from the arid valley of upper Mustang. Trail also takes you to world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge with Annapurna I rising to 8091 m to the east and Mt. Dhaulagiri hovering at 8167m to the west. The trekking around Annapurna has been the center of attraction for lots of trekkers ever since Manang was first opened for trekkers in 1980s.
3. Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang is situated in the north of Kathmandu Valley and it is considered as one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal. Langtang Trek offers an amazing world of mountains, snowcapped peaks, glaciers, forests, and rivers. The beautiful remarkable sceneries of Langtang region is enthralling. Langtang Trek offers lifestyles of ethnic villagers, Buddhist monasteries and distinct culture of Langtang region.
Langtang Trek is one of the Easiest Trek in Nepal that rewards you with Himalayan Panoramas as well as cultural diversities without having a tough trek to high altitude. Not only easiest trek but Langtang Trek is also one of the budget-friendly treks in Nepal.
4. Ghorepani Trek
Ghorepani Trek is popular trekking route in Annapurna Region. It also offers you a beautiful blend of cultures, lifestyles of different ethnic groups living in those areas. Sometimes, you encounter with wild endangered animals and birds as well. The phenomenal sunrise from Poon Hill is just unmissable. A glimpse of high mountains surrounding you can mesmerize anyone who joins the awesome trek.
The exciting Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek of Nepal crosses via diverse range of the weather, plants, and mix cultures than any plane in the World. From the lush verdant green vegetation of rain and moderate forests to the rice field trip to Pooh Hill is more exciting a typical Nepali culture.
5. Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trekking has been one of the most preferred and famous destinations in Annapurna Region. Upper Mustang is a hidden treasure of Nepal. Mustang district lies in the west part of Nepal and officially the name of the district having a Tibet like region. Upper Mustang trek offers spectacular trekking experience in the remote Himalayas and famous UNESCO World Heritage sites. Upper Mustang trek is a comparatively easy route for trekkers. This trail was first opened in October 1991.
Trek to Mustang allows the trekkers to witness heavenly beautiful Himalayan landscape, ancient Tibetan Buddhist shrines like stupas, Chhortens, Kaanis, Prayers walls, centuries-old monasteries and also interact with Tibetan like people makes the trip memorable.
6. Helambu Trek
Helambu Trek is one of the short and beautiful treks nearby Kathmandu Valley. Helambu Trek takes you around Helambu Region overlooking the mountain peaks in the Langtang range. Being close to Kathmandu city, the trail offers amazing views of the untouched Himalayan region.
Mountain views and cultural blend of the route create a wonderful experience of the trekking. Stunning Himalayan scenery and monasteries make a trek to the region an enthralling experience. You closely observe lifestyles of the Tibetan origin Nepalis in the Langtang region.
7. Gokyo Ri Trek
Gokyo Ri trek is one of the beautiful and adventurous journeys to the Gokyo Lakes from where stunning views of the great Himalayas can be observed. Gokyo Lake- Gokyo Ri trek is the best alternative to classical trek in Everest Region. 14 days long trek starts from Kathmandu and you will have a chance to see the mountains valley along with a beautiful lake called Gokyo (4750m).
Gokyo Lake-Ri trek best choice for those who want to walk in the Everest region without much of physical stress. Travelers enjoy the closest view of mountains along the way and also build a close relationship with Himalayan nature. Gokyo Lake- Ri trek shares the great Himalayan view including Mt. Everest, Lhoste, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Amadablam.
8. Lukla 3 Passes Trekking
Three high pass trek is one of the popular trekking in Everest region. The name of this trekking is kept after the main three passes. Those are Kongma La Pass (5535m), Cho La Pass (5420m) and Renjo La Pass (5340m). Three Pass Trek is one of the challenging and strenuous trekking. Three pass trek offer ultimate and complete trekking experience. With the climbing of three peaks of Gokyo Ri (5483m, Kalapathar (5545m) and Chumku (5550m) and hike to Everest Base Camp makes three pass trek an unforgettable experience in Nepal.
Three pass trek is best for those who love adventurous expedition in the Everest region where you have to pass three high mountains. This trail is mostly admired for the amazing scenic views of snow-capped mountains, diverse Sherpa culture, and lifestyles, activities of rare animals like musk deer, snow-leopard, bear, and many other wild animals.
9. Gosaikunda Trek
Gosainkunda trek is one of the shortest treks in Langtang region. It is holy lake trek because Gosainkunda lake (4380 m /14368 ft.) is regarded sacred place for shamans, the traditional with doctors as well as for both Hindus and Buddhists.
Apart from its natural beauty, Gosainkunda is traditionally believed to wash off all your pain and sorrows if you take bath on this holy lake. Amazing groups of lakes and surrounding peaks make the place surreal. The view above the lake is overlooking at the Langtang valley and the wide range of snow-capped Himalayan peaks.
10. Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal is one of the best trekking destinations in the east of ABC trek. The trail goes along small winding paths, through enchanted rhododendron forests until you climb out of the forest which appx. 3,300 M.
The landscape changes quite abruptly into a rugged high mountain landscape, with amazing views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Best season to visit September, October, and November.