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Nepal is a haven for trekkers. Nepal is in the middle of the Himalayas, eight out of ten of the highest mountain peaks is in Nepal. Due to the position, trekking becomes an attraction for tourist. There are different difficulties of the trek; you can choose the trekking in Nepal based on your physical fitness. Some trek needs a substantial level of physical stamina, so be prepared with your fitness.

Trekking in Nepal nowadays is entirely different than the treks in the 1960 s. At these days most of the trekking areas in Nepal have no Guesthouses, that’s why trekkers need to stay at camps. But nowadays, Most of the main trekking trials Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, Kanchenjunga, the National Park Conservation areas, tea houses have been established where trekkers can find suitable foods, & accommodation.

The majority of the trails are well maintained & in many places are signboard posted with atrial overview, altitude & next destination especially to make it more comfortable to the individual trekkers. The small villages lodges have facilities for network connection, mobile charging, and the larger communities often have WiFi facilities too.

During the trekking in Nepal, you will get a chance to know the culture, festivals, hospitality & daily livelihood of local peoples. For accommodations, you will be sleeping in tea houses or camping depending which part of trek and mountain you are in.

Best Treks In Nepal for 2019

As we all know, Nepal is especially famous for trekking in the Himalayas. There are lots of various stunning trekking trials in Nepal. As Nepal Tourism Board said, The diversity of trekking in Nepal cannot be found any other region of the world. It is not fair to select one as the best trek in Nepal because most of the trek routes are best on their way.

The best trek for you depends on your choice of difficulty, number of days you want to spend on treks, budget and also trek style plays a vital role in shaping your treks. Here, we have listed the ten best treks in Nepal based on popularity & stunning views of Mountains.

  1. Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest FlightEverest base camp trek is one of the most popular and trek in Khumbu, Nepal. Being the worlds highest mountain, Mount Everest has always attracted an adventure lover. You can see the clear majestic view of Mt Everest in this trek. Besides the fantastic scenery, you will be able to experience Sherpa hospitality and culture. During the trek, you will also get to feel the Buddhist spiritualism.

Everest base camp trek has received a moderate trip grading. Thus, you do not need to have previous trekking experience to take this trek route. The Everest base camp trek always includes climbing Kala Patthar to admire the panoramic sunrise & sunset views of  Mount Everest and the other Himalayas.

Overview

No. Of Days12 - 16 Days
Maximum Elevation5,545 m / 18,195 ft, Kala Patthar
Trekking DifficultyModerate
RemotenessNot Remote (High number of trekkers per year) Possible to do Individual
Pricing Medium ($1,199 including food, accommodation during the trek)
Best SeasonMarch to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse (Luxury hotels also)
Required Permits Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

Highlights of the EBC Trek

  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Tengboche Monastery – The Largest Monastery of Khumbu Region
  • Sherpa Culture of Namche Bazaar – Gateway of Mount Everest
  • Sunrise view from Kala Patthar – Best view of the sunrise over the Highest peak of the world

Best side trips during EBC Trek

  • Khunde & Khumjung – A Hidden Mountain Village of Everest Region
  • Nangkartshang Peak – Dingboche Acclimatization Hike
  1. Upper Mustang Trek

Lo Manthang, The capital of upper mustangUpper Mustang Trek is also known as the trek to the Last Forbidden Kingdom. To enter Upper Mustang, that is to travel further north from Kagbeni, trekkers need at least two trekkers accompanied by a Nepali guide or Porter, a local trekking agency and a special restricted area trekking permit. Upper Mustang trek considered as heaven in Nepal. The dream destination of most of the Nepalese as well as equally famous among foreigners.

The highest point of this trek is 3,800 meters so that Upper Mustang trek is not challenging. This trek is famous for its unique tree-less landscape, rocky trails, and Spectacular views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, & Annapurna Massif.

Overview

No. Of Days14 - 16 Days
Maximum Elevation3,810 m / 12,500 ft, Dhakmar
Trekking DifficultyModerate
RemotenessVery Remote (Less number of trekkers per year) Not possible to do Individual
Pricing High ($1,799 including food, accommodation during the trek)
Best SeasonMarch to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse
Required Permits ACAP, Restricted Area Permit

Highlights of trekking to upper Mustang

  • Tree-less landscape, Century Old Cave, Gompa, Monasteries & Chortens
  • Beautiful Kagbeni village – Gateway of Upper Mustang
  • Lo Manthang – Capital of the Tibetan Kingdom of Lo

Best side trips during Upper Mustang Trekking

  • Historical Royal Palace of King Lo
  • Garphu and Nymphu Gompa
  • Thousands of year old Man-made Sky cave
  1. Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek ViewManaslu circuit trek is a fantastic experience as walk leads through tribal villages with a new culture and simple way of life among the hill people in the shade of high mountains of mid west Himalaya. If you want to keep out of the busy trekking route, this trek is the best option as there will be lesser trekkers on the way. The Manaslu circuit is slowly getting more popular due to its remoteness, isolated villages, and trekking in comfort of many tea houses.

Manaslu circuit trek offers a grand vista of Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Gangapurna and Annapurna III, including Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish-tail) towards east massif Ganesh Himal. The highest point in this trek is the Larkya La Pass at an altitude of 5,116 m which is widely believed to be one of the most dramatic pass crossing the Himalayas which offers a fantastic panorama of mountains including world 8th highest mt. Manaslu.

Overview

No. Of Days13 - 16 Days
Maximum Elevation5,106 m / 16,750 ft, Larkya La Pass
Trekking DifficultyHard
RemotenessRemote (Thousands of trekkers per year) Not possible to do Individual
Pricing High ($1,199 including food, accommodation during the trek)
Best SeasonMarch to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouses & Lodges
Required Permits ACAP, MCAP, Restricted Area Permit

Highlights of trekking to Manaslu Circuit

  • Larkya La – The dramatic high pass of Manaslu Circuit
  • Local Villages of Remote Mountainside of Nepal
  • Beautiful view of Mt. Manaslu – the 8th highest mountain of the world

Best side trips during Manaslu circuit trekking

  • Birendra Lake Under the Manaslu Glacier
  • Base camp of Mt. Manaslu
  1. Annapurna Circuit Trek

Thorong La Pass during Annapurna circuit trekAnnapurna Circuit trek is one of the best & famous trekking route in Nepal. The trek offers a fantastic view of the Mount Annapurna’s, Macchupuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Hiunchuli and Langtang Himal. Other than the stunning views of mountains, you can also visit the natural hot spring and see a few stunning waterfalls on the way.

Annapurna Circuit is a long trek for travellers wishing to circle the Annapurna massif. The highest point of the trek entails crossing the Throng La Pass at 5,416 m. The trek takes us to villages like Manang, Jomsom and the Muktinath which again gets us acquainted with the diverse Nepalese landscape and culture.

Overview

No. Of Days10 - 16 Days
Maximum Elevation5,416 m / 17,770 ft, Thorong La Pass
Trekking DifficultyModerate
RemotenessNot Remote (High number of trekkers per year) Possible to do Individual
Pricing Cheap ($849 including food, accommodation during the trek)
Best SeasonMarch to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouses & Lodges
Required Permits ACAP, TIMS

Highlights of trekking to Annapurna Circuit

  • Thorong La – Gorgeous mountain pass of Annapurna Region
  • Best view of Annapurna Massif and surrounding peaks
  • Natural Hot Spring at Tatopani & Sunrise from Poon Hill

Best side trips during Annapurna circuit trekking

  • Gangapurna Glacier – Hidden valley explore during Manang acclimatization day
  • Tilicho Lake – One of the World’s highest lake
  • Muktinath Temple – one of the most important shrines for Hindus and Buddhists
  1. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna_Base_Camp-Trek

Annapurna Base Camp trek is quite easy and shorter trek than other high altitude treks in Nepal. The trek incorporates diverse terrain, culture, and wildlife — picturesque view of Annapurna mountains, Hiunchuli, and Gangapurna.

ABC Trek allows experiencing the typical Nepali village, the way of living a traditional life in the Himalayas. The trek takes you to the Base Camp of Mount Annapurna at the height of 4130 m.

Overview

No. Of Days9 - 13 Days
Maximum Elevation4,130 m / 13,550 ft, Annapurna Base Camp
Trekking DifficultyEasy
RemotenessNot Remote (High number of trekkers per year) Possible to do Individual
Pricing Cheap ($649 including food, accommodation during the trek)
Best SeasonMarch to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse
Required Permits ACAP, TIMS

Highlights of ABC Trek

  • Beautiful Sunrise view from Poon Hill
  • Jhinu Hot Spring
  • Beautiful view of entire Annapurna Himalayas from Annapurna Base camp

Best side trip during ABC trek

  • Poon Hill – Best lower elevation destination to explore sunrise & sunrise view over white mountains
  1. Langtang Valley Trek

8 Days Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek is also known as “the valley of glaciers” famous for its diverse vegetation and cultured villages. Langtang is the nearest place from Kathmandu to get the massive snow-capped mountains views. During the trek, you can see great views of the Dorje Lakpa. The trek offers an excellent view of Langtang Lirung, Ganchepu, & Ganesh Himal.

Sunrise views over the Langtang range from Tserko Ri (highest altitude during the trek at 5,000 m) is also the main attraction of the trek. You will be passing through Rhododendron, and Bamboo mixed with Pine Forests also be welcomed by the majestic waterfalls rushing down over Gigantic boulders. For those who have less holiday and have no trekking experience before, Langtang valley trek is the best option to experience trekking in Nepal.

Overview

No. Of Days6 - 10 Days
Maximum Elevation4,984 m / 16,350 ft, Tserko Ri
Trekking DifficultyEasy
RemotenessNot Remote (High number of trekkers per year) Possible to do Individual
Pricing Cheap ($499 including food, accommodation during the trek)
Best SeasonMarch to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse
Required Permits TIMS

Highlights of Trekking to Langtang Valley

  • Kyanjin Gompa – Popular place for overnight stay during trekking in Langtang valley
  • Beautiful view of Langtang village from the top of Tserko Ri – Remote village between mountains.
  1. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

kanchenjunga circuit trek

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, a tea-house trek in Kanchenjunga region is one of the most famous & best treks in Nepal as you can reach both south & north base camp during the trek. The trekking route is not crowded and still remote. So, you can experience remote Nepali cultures, foods, and lifestyle during this trek.

It is a restricted trekking area. So, to trek in Kanchenjunga, you need at least two trekkers and a local guide or porter as well as a local trekking agency to collect necessary restricted area permits. If you want to stay peace in nature rather than busy, crowded places, this route will be perfect for you. The trekking route encompasses forests, alpine shrub, meadows & grasslands. This challenging adventure trekking gives you plenty of adventurous and amazing memory to cherish for a lifetime.

Overview

No. Of Days20 - 25 Days
Maximum Elevation5,388 m / 17,675 ft, Kanchenjunga North Base Camp
Trekking DifficultyVery Hard
RemotenessRemote (Less number of trekkers per year) Not possible to do Individual
Pricing High ($2,229 including food, accommodation during the trek)
Best SeasonMarch to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouses, Camping
Required Permits Kanchenjunga Conservation Area & Restricted Area Permit

Highlights of Kanchenjunga Circuit

  • Remote and untouched traditional Nepali villages and their cultures, hospitality
  • Snow-capped mountain views including Mount Kanchenjunga
  1. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

View From Poon HillOne of the best treks in Nepal, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a great short trek for those who don’t have any trekking experience and want to experience first time in Nepal. Besides experiencing trekking, you will be able to get a great view of the sunrise/sunset over the snow-capped mountain on this trek.

This trek is also suitable for a family trip. You can see the stunning views of the famous mountain like Gangapurna, Annapurna I & Machhapuchhare. Besides that, you will get to walk through the green and rhododendron forests accompanied by magnificent waterfalls. Sunrise view over the white Himalayas including Dhaulagiri is the main attraction of this trek.

Overview

No. Of Days5 - 8 Days
Maximum Elevation3,210 m / 10,530 ft, Poon Hill
Trekking DifficultyVery Easy
RemotenessNot Remote (High number of trekkers per year) Possible to do Individual
Pricing Very cheap ($399 including food, accommodation during the trek)
Best SeasonMarch to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse
Required Permits TIMS, ACAP

Highlights of Ghorepani Poon Hill trek

  • Beautiful sunrise & sunset views of the famous mountains Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhare & many more
  1. Rara Lake Trek

Rara_Lake_A journey to Rara lake trek is one of the most incredible and fascinating treks in all the Himalayan range lie in the remote area of Karnali. If you are looking for wilderness and solitude travel destination, this trek is an ideal choice for you. The trekking route is very much ‘off the beaten track’ and affords glimpses of cultures and scenery different from the rest of other treks in Nepal.

Rara Lake is two kilometers wide & five kilometers long and is the largest lake in Nepal. The National Park is one of the best places in Nepal to see wildlife: musk deer, Ghorals, leopards, Himalayan black beer, and rare red panda, etc. The park is also a bird watcher’s delight, especially during  April and November when many species of birds visit during their seasonal migration.

Overview

No. Of Days4 - 10 Days
Maximum Elevation2,990 m / 9,810 ft, Rara Lake
Trekking DifficultyModerate
RemotenessRemote (Thousands of trekkers per year) Not possible to do Individual
Pricing High ($1,199 including food, accommodation during the trek)
Best SeasonMarch to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouses & Lodges
Required Permits Restricted Area Permit

Highlights of Rara lake trekking

  • Rara Lake – Largest & Deepest lake of Nepal
  • Explore the western region of Nepal
  1. Mardi Himal Trek

mardi himal trekkingMardi Himal, located east of one of the most popular trekking destination of Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Mardi Himal trek is a hidden gem of Annapurna yet. For those who want a less crowded place to travel & just fewer days of holidays left, Mardi Himal trek is the best option. Mardi Himal trek is the best place to see the closed view of Mt. Fishtail(Machhapuchre).

The trail goes through small winding paths and enchanted rhododendron forests and beautiful Gurung villages. On this Mardi Himal trek, you will be rewarded with the fantastic views of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Mardi Himal base camp, Lwang, and Siding villages are the major attraction of this trek.

Overview

No. Of Days6 - 10 Days
Maximum Elevation4,500 m / 14,765 ft, Mardi Himal Base Camp
Trekking DifficultyEasy
RemotenessNot Remote (Thousands of trekkers per year) Possible to do Individual
Pricing Cheap ($599 including food, accommodation during the trek)
Best SeasonMarch to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse
Required Permits TIMS, ACAP

Highlights of trekking to Mardi Himal

  • Stunning view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges
  • Closet view of Mount Machhapuchhre

How much does it cost to trek in Nepal?

The trekking cost in Nepal will entirely depend on which trek you are heading, How many people are there in your group, what things you want to include on your package (like Accommodation, Foods, Guides, Porters) as well as to whom you will book the trip. Such as for one trekker there will be one guide & one porter, You have to pay them alone, When you are in a group then also you can go with one guide & 2:1 porter sharing, which will reduce the price.

You can ask with your travel planner whether you want to include your food & accommodation cost during the trek on the trip cost or you want to pay yourself. Much international travel agencies are offering Nepal trekking packages. They will charge more than $ 1,500 for any trekking. But the amount will reduce if you go with a local travel company in Nepal. It is better to go with registered and local qualified agencies.

When is the best time to trekking in Nepal?

Pleasant weather with warm forecasts and excellent visibility of white mountains makes trekking enjoyable. Choosing the best trekking season is essential to enjoy the trekking experience to its full extent.

There are four seasons in Nepal, winter, autumn, spring, and summer. Among these four seasons, Autumn(September, October, and November) is considered the best trekking season. Autumn season is considered the best time to trekking in Nepal because of favourable weather conditions. The trekking paths are also neither too wet nor too slippery filled with rhododendron blossoms.

During autumn days are warmer and nights are pretty cool, a perfect time for trekking like the Everest Three High Passes Trek because of its difficult pass like Khong Ma La. Furthermore, autumn is also the season when the major two festivals of Nepal Dashain and Tihar are celebrated.

But trekking never stops in Nepal, and people do trekking at any time or month they choose. Each season provides different trekking experiences. You can learn more about the different seasons in Nepal here.

What are the first time trekking in Nepal for beginners?

If you are an adventure trekker and already had done many treks outside Nepal, then you can choose any of the trekking because you have previous experience about trekking.

But if you are going experience trekking for the first time in Nepal, then it’s better to do some short treks on a lower elevation.

Short treks of Nepal is for those who are beginner trekkers and having less holiday in Nepal. Some of the famous short treks of Nepal are Sundarijal Chisapani Nagarkot Trek, Poon Hill Trek etc.

You can read about some of the best short treks in Nepal for beginners here.

Do we need any training for trekking in Nepal?

There is no required of any specialized training for just to trekking in Nepal if you are physically fit. But you need to have enough strength to walk at least 5/6 hours a day to uphill and downhill mountainside roads.

Many peoples think that trekking means climbing the mountains but its completely wrong. Trekking in Nepal is just walking towards the foothill of Mountains.

If you are doing short treks then its not necessary to take any training but if you are doing High mountain passes treks such as Everest three high pass, Larkya La pass, Thorong La pass then it would be better to take some training before.

Training for trekking in Nepal may include pieces of training like making a habit of walking steep hills uphill & downhill roads with a loaded backpack, developing a practice of drinking lots of water, building strength endurance etc.

Can we do trekking in Nepal with family and baby?

Yes, you can do trekking in Nepal with family and kids. But keep in mind that if you are going to do the trek with kids choose the lower elevation treks such as Poon Hill, Nagarkot hiking etc.

My suggestion for all the trekker planning trekking in Nepal with kids make your itinerary long, that means do a trek in more days then the regular trekkers will do.

Is trekking in Nepal safe or dangerous?

Trekking in Nepal is entirely safe, most of all trekking routes are well maintained nowadays. Trek with an experienced guide for the specific region to reduce your chance of danger.

Do not go off beaten trail then the regular trekkers will walk. You can also plan a trip to the best seasons to reduce the chance of risk for Avalanche on high altitudes.

Can we do trekking in Nepal without guide independently?

Yes, most of the trekking routes of Nepal are allowed to do trekking without a guide. Popular treks such as Everest base camp trek, Annapurna base camp trek also can be done, individual.

But trekking in a restricted area of Nepal will be required to hire a guide that means you are not allowed to trek those places, individual.

Hiring a guide will give you extra enjoyment while trekking as well as you will get know about the history & culture of the places and your trekking will be risk-free.

Take a Look At Most Popular Nepal Trekking Packages.