20 Best Treks in Nepal – The Ultimate Guide for Trekking in Nepal

Trekking in Nepal

We all know, Nepal is especially famous for trekking in the Himalayas. There are lots of stunning trekking trials & best treks 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 treks 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 20 best treks in Nepal based on popularity & stunning views of Mountains.

1. Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal

Everest base camp trek is one of the most popular and best trek in Khumbu, Nepal. Being the world’s 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.

Another best part of this trek is it can also be done on a Luxurious style by staying overnight on Luxury lodges specially built for Luxurious Peoples wanting to do Luxury Everest base camp trek.

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

Itinerary

DayFrom & To Itinerary DetailEstimated Time
01Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & trek up to Phakding40 minutes flight + 4 hours trek
02Trek up from Phakding to Namche Bazaar6 hours trek
03Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar5 hours of Day trip to Khumjung valley
04Trek up from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche6 hours trek
05Trek up from Tengboche to Dingboche5 hours trek
06Rest day at Dingboche5 hours of Day trip to Nagarjuna Hill
07Trek up from Dingboche to Lobuche5 hours trek
08Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep - Day trip to Everest Base Camp(5,364m)8 hours trek
09Trek from Gorakshep to Pheriche after morning trip to Kala Patthar(5,545m)8 hours trek
10Trek down from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar7 hours trek
11Trek down from Namche Bazaar to Lukla7 hours trek
12Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu40 minutes flight

2. Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek in Nepal

Upper 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 and one of the best treks 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

Itinerary

DayFrom & To Itinerary DetailEstimated Time
01Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara6 hours drive
02Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom & trek ahead to Kagbeni30 minutes flight + 4 hours trek
03Walk ahead from Kagbeni to Chele6 hours trek
04Further walk from Chele to Syanbochen7 hours trek
05Trek from Syanbochen to Ghaymi5 hours trek
06Trek from Ghaymi to Charang4 hours trek
07Trek from Charang to Lo Manthang5 hours trek
08Acclimatization Day at Lo ManthangDay trip to explore Royal Palace, Caves, Gompas - main attraction of this trek
09Trek back from Lo Manthang to Drakmar7 hours trek
10Trek back from Drakmar to Ghiling6 hours trek
11Trek back from Ghiling to Chuksang6 hours trek
12Trek back from Chuksang to Jomsom6 hours trek
13Fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom30 minutes flight
14Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara6 hours drive

3. Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu ciruit Trek Nepal

Manaslu 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

Itinerary

DayFrom & To Itinerary DetailEstimated Time
01Drive to Soti Khola from Kathmandu10 hours drive
02Trek up from Soti Khola to Machha Khola 6 hours trek
03Trek up from Machha Khola to Jagat 7 hours trek
04Trek up from Jagat to Deng7 hours trek
05Trek up from Deng to Namrung 7 hours trek
06Trek up from Namrung to Samagaon6 hours trek
07Rest day at Samagaon5 hours Day trip to Birendra Lake/ MBC
08Trek up from Samagaon to Samdo4 hours trek
09Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala/Larkya Phedi 4 hours trek
10Trek from Dharmasala to Bimtang 8 hours trek (Larkya La pass cross)
11Trek down from Bimtang to Tilije6 hours trek
12Trek down from Tilije to Tal4 hours trek
13Drive back to Kathmandu from Tal9 hours drive

4. Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Treks in Nepal

Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the best & famous trekking route in Nepal. The trek offers a fantastic view of the Mount Annapurna Massif, 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

Itinerary

DayFrom & To Itinerary DetailEstimated Time
01Drive to Bhulbhule from Kathmandu8 hours drive
02Further drive from Bhulbhule to Chame6 hours drive
03Trek from Chame to Pisang 6 hours trek
04Trek from Pisang to Manang6 hours trek
05Rest Day at Manang5 hours sightseeing around
06Trek up from Manang to Ledar5 hours trek
07Trek up from Ledar to High Camp via Thorung Phedi6 hours trek
08Trek from High Camp to Muktinath7 hours trek (Crossing the Thorong La Pass)
09Trek from Muktinath to Marpha6 hours trek
10Trek from Marpha to Kalopani6 hours trek
11Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani6 hours trek
12Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani7 hours trek
13Trek down from Ghorepani to Nayapul & drive to Pokhara7 hours trek + 1 hours drive (Early morning trip to Poon Hill Sunrise)
14Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara7 hours drive

5. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Himalaya

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

Itinerary

DayFrom & To Itinerary DetailEstimated Time
01Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara6 hours drive
02Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul & trek up to Tikhedhunga1 hour drive + 4 hours trek
03Trek up from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani5 hours trek
04Trek up from Ghorepani to Tadapani6 hours trek (Early Morning trip to Poon Hill)
05Trek up from Tadapani to Chomrong5 hours trek
06Trek up from Chomrong to Himalaya6 hours trek
07Trek up from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp7 hours trek
08Trek down from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo6 hours trek
09Trek down from Bamboo to Jhinu5 hours trek
10Trek down from Jhinu to Nayapul & drive to Pokhara6 hours trek + 1 hours drive
11Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu7 hours drive

6. Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley, Best trek of Nepal

Langtang Valley Trek is also known as “the valley of glaciers” famous for its diverse vegetation and cultured villages. Trekking in 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 also 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.

Itinerary

DayFrom & To Itinerary DetailEstimated Time
01Drive to Syafru Besi from Kathmandu6 hours drive
02Trek from Syafru Besi to Lama Hotel6 hours trek
03Trek up from Lama Hotel to Langtang village6 hours trek
04Trek up from Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa4 hours trek
05trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel7 hours trek (Day trip to Kyanjin Ri peak)
06Trek down from Lama Hotel to Syafru Besi5 hours trek
07Drive back to Kathmandu from Syafru Besi6 hours drive

7. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Kanchenjunga Circuit, remote trek of Nepal

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

Itinerary

DayFrom & To Itinerary DetailEstimated Time
01Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur1 hour flight
02Drive from Bhadrapur to Taplejung6 hours drive
03Trek from Taplejung to Chhirwa7 hours trek
04Trek from Chhirwa to Lelep7 hours trek
05Trek from Lelep to Amjilosa9 hours trek
06Trek from Amjilosa to Gyabla4 hours trek
07Trek from Gyabla to Gunsa4 hours trek
08Acclimatization day at Ghunsa some hours day trip around
09Trek from Ghunsa to Kambachen 4 hours trek
10Trek from Kambachen to Lhonak4 hours trek
11Day Trip to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp & back to Lhonak10 hours trek
12Trek from Lhonak to Ghunsa6 hours trek
13Trek from Ghunsa to Sele Le4 hours trek
14Trek from Sele Le to Cheram9 hours trek
15Trek from Cheram to Ramche7 hours trek(Day trip to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp)
16Trek down from Ramche to Torongding7 hours trek
17Trek down from Torongding to Yamphuding8 hours trek
18Trek down from Yamphuding to Khebang6 hours trek
19Trek down from Khebang to Khamdime8 hours trek
20Drive from Khamdime Bhadrapur6 hours drive
21Fly back from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu1 hour flight

8. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Beautiful short trek of Nepal, Poon Hill

One 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

Itinerary

DayFrom & To Itinerary DetailEstimated Time
01Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara6 hours drive
02Drive from Pokhara to Kyumi & trek up to Tadapani 1 hour drive + 5 hours trek
03Trek up from Tadapani to Ghorepani6 hours trek
04Trek down to Hile & drive back to Pokhara6 hours trek + 1 hour drive(Early Morning trip to Poon Hill)
05Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu7 hours drive

9. Rara Lake Trek

Rara Lake Nepal

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

Itinerary

DayFrom & To Itinerary DetailEstimated Time
01Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj1 hour flight
02Fly from Nepalgunj to Talcha & trek ahead to Rara Lake30 minutes flight + 3 hours trek
03Visit around lake & Murma village, late evening trek down from Rara Lake to Talcha3 hours trek
04Fly from Talcha to Nepalgunj and then onward flight to Kathmandu30 minutes flight + 1 hour flight

10. Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal New Trekking destination of Nepal

Mardi Himal, located east of one of the most popular trekking destination of Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Trek to Mardi Himal 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

Itinerary

DayFrom & To Itinerary DetailEstimated Time
01Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara6 hours drive
02Drive from Pokhara to Kade & trek to Forest Camp1 hour drive + 5 hours trek
03Trek up from Forest Camp to High Camp7 hours trek
04Trek up from High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp & trek down to Siding6 hours trek (Early Morning trip to Po0n Hill)
05Trek down from Siding to Lumre & Drive back to Pokhara5 hours trek + 1 hour drive
06Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu7 hours drive

11. Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo remote Trekking

Dolpo region is in between the remote and unspoiled Tibetan plateau(border of Nepal) and the Dhaulagiri ranges of Nepal Himalaya. Upper Dolpo is a house of Himalayan snow leopard, Blue sheep, Musk deer, Yaks, Mules, Horses, Monkeys and more.

During the trek, you pass through delightful local towns and charming personalities with large hills and greenery forest of pines, Rhododendrons, Oaks, etc.

The customs, traditions, and cultures in Dolpo are quite similar to those of Tibetan People. It is one of the best underrated restricted trekking in Nepal.

Beautiful Shey Phoksundo lake, Spectacular landscape, isolated remote villages, ancient centuries-old monasteries(Shey Gompa, Yangze Gompa, and Bon Gompa) are the major attraction of this trek.

This is suitable and one of the best treks in Nepal for those who are nature lovers and love the history and cultures equally rather than only mountains.

View of Kanjirowa Himal and Crystal Mountain is another pointful attraction of this trek.

Overview

No. Of Days22 - 28 Days
Maximum Elevation5,360 m / 17,580 ft, Kang La Pass
Trekking DifficultyModerate
RemotenessRemote (Only few number of trekkers per year) Not Possible to do Individual
Pricing High ($2,199 including food, accommodation during the trek)
Best SeasonMarch to May and September to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse, Local guesthouse
Required Permits Lowe & Upper Dolpo Restricted Area Permit, Phoksundo national park permit

Highlights

  • Crossing above 5,000 meters Kang La, Shey La, and Choi La passes
  • Exploring the Deepest lake of Nepal, Shey Phoksundo

Itinerary

DayFrom & To Itinerary DetailEstimated Time
01Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj1 hour flight
02Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal & trek to Dunai30 minutes flight + 3 hours trek
03Trek up from Dunai to Ankhe6 hours trek
04Trek from Ankhe to Sulighat6 hours trek
05Trek up from Sulighat to Phoksundo Lake5 hours trek
06Rest day at Phoksundo LakeVisit around Lake
07Trek up from Lake to Phoksundo Khola5 hours trek
08Trek from Phoksundo Khola to Bhanjyang7 hours trek
09Trek from Phoksundo Bhanjyang to Shey Gompa6 hours trek
10Rest Day at Shey GompaExplore Gompa & Visit around
11Trek from Shey Gompa to Namduna Gaon7 hours trek
12Trek from Namduna Gaon to Saldang5 hours trek
13Trek from Saldang to yangze Gompa5 hours trek
14Trek from Yangze Gompa to Sibu7 hours trek
15Trek from Sibu to Jeng la Phedi6 hours trek
16Trek from Jeng la Phedi to Tokyu Gaon6 hours trek
17Trek from Tokyu Gaon to Dho Tarap5 hours trek
18Rest Day at Dho TarapSighseeing around local villages
19Trek from Dho Tarap to Tarap Khola7 hours trek
20Trek from Tarap Khola to Khani Gaon5 hours trek
21Trek from Khani Gaon to Tarakot5 hours trek
22Trek from Tarakot to Dunai6 hours trek
23Trek down from Dunai to Jhupal3 hours trek
24Fly back to Nepalgunj & then to KathmanduTwo flights

12. Tsum valley Manaslu circuit Trek

Tsum valley and Manaslu circuit Joined trek

The Tsum valley Manaslu circuit Trek allows us to experience entire Manaslu region possible treks at once.

The trek route used to be more remote and spectacular than other trekking trials of Nepal. But nowadays Manaslu trek is considered as 3rd most visited and popular trekking region after Everest & Annapurna.

The trek can be done as a tea house trek with no necessity of camps to stay overnight. On all the overnight resting places, small tea houses are available.

View of the mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, Hiunchuli, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru, Himlung Himal and Annapurna massif is the major attraction of this trek.

The most significant victory of crossing Larkya La Pass at 5,106 metres is challenging part of the trek.

Furthermore, you can explore old Buddhist Gompas like Mu, Rachen and Nunnery, the lifestyle and tradition of the people residing in the hidden remote valley makes your trekking unforgettable.

Overview

No. Of Days20 - 24 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 ($1,499 including food, accommodation during the trek)
Best SeasonMarch to May and September to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse, Local Lodges
Required Permits ACAP, MCAP, Tsum valley & Manaslu circuit Restricted Area Permit

Highlights

  • Explore hidden valley of Manaslu region, Tsum with ancient monasteries, Chortens, and various Gompas
  • Cross the famous & challenging Larkya La Pass of Manaslu circuit’s highest destination

Itinerary

DayFrom & To Itinerary DetailEstimated Time
01Drive to Soti Khola from Kathmandu10 hours drive
02Trek up from Soti Khola to Machha Khola 6 hours trek
03Trek up from Machha Khola to Jagat 7 hours trek
04Trek up from Jagat to Lokpa6 hours trek
05Trek up from Lokpa to Chumling6 hours trek
06Trek up from Chumling to Chekampar6 hours trek
07Trek from Chekampar to Nile 6 hours trek
08Day Trip to Mu Gompa4 hours trek
09Trek down from Nile to Chekampar6 hours trek
10Trek down from Chekampar to Chumling7 hours trek
11Trek from Chumling to Deng7 hours trek
12Trek up from Deng to Namrung 7 hours trek
13Trek up from Namrung to Samagaon6 hours trek
14Rest day at Samagaon5 hours Day trip to Birendra Lake/ MBC
15Trek up from Samagaon to Samdo4 hours trek
16Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala/Larkya Phedi 4 hours trek
17Trek from Dharmasala to Bimtang 8 hours trek (Larkya La pass cross)
18Trek down from Bimtang to Tilije6 hours trek
19Trek down from Tilije to Tal4 hours trek
20Drive back to Kathmandu from Tal9 hours drive

13. Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak Short Trek

Hiking to Pikey peak is the perfect alternative to other crowded trekking in Everest region.

This is recently launched and less explored trekking in Nepal. One of the best short treks of Nepal, Pikey peak trek offers best of Sherpa culture and the Himalayan scenery, magnificent view of Mount Everest, Dhaulagiri, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and lower Khumbu region.

Furthermore, the trace passes through off beaten trail with various remote Sherpa villages and old monasteries.

Sir Edmund Hilary, the first climber, to reach the summit of Mount Everest, has agreed that the view of Mt Everest from Pikey peak is better than any other lower elevation viewpoints of Everest region.

The trek passes through cascading waterfalls, terraces and pristine village, Buddhist and Sherpa villages with prayers flag and Mane walls.

Overview

No. Of Days05 - 08 Days
Maximum Elevation4,065 m / 12,295 ft, Pikey Base Camp
Trekking DifficultyEasy
RemotenessNot Remote (Thousands of trekkers per year) Not possible to do Individual
Pricing Low ($ 499 including food, accommodation during the trek)
Best SeasonFebruary to May and September to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse, Local Lodges
Required Permits Gaurishankher Conservation Area Permit

Highlights

  • Close up view of World’s tallest Mountain, Mt Everest
  • Everest region’s best trekking with less crowd & flight alternative

Itinerary

DayFrom & To Itinerary DetailEstimated Time
01Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap & trek to Japre6 hours drive + 2 hours trek
02Trek up from Japre to Pikey Base Camp7 hours trek
03Trek up from Japre to Chaulakharka via Pikey Peak 6 hours trek
04Trek down from Chaulakharka to Shivalaya 6 hours trek
05Drive back from Shivalaya to Kathmandu11 hours drive

14. Makalu Base Camp Trek

Makalu base camp Challenging trek of Nepal

This trek is a perfect alternative for desirous trekkers and nature lovers who wish to avoid crowds and ready to take the high altitude challenge.

The trail is famous for their flourishing rhododendron forests, polished granite cliffs capped, hovering glaciers, high-altitude terrains, snow-clad landscapes, overflowing waterfalls and ethnic Himalayan lifestyle etc.

The area is protected by Makalu Barun Conservation Area and National Park which is the heart of Eastern Nepal. Trek leads us through Arun river valley and villages of Sedua and Num.

Likewise crossing the Shipton La Pass at 4,210 m is another beautiful moment of this trekking. Beautiful view of Mt. Makalu and Chamlang Himal, Arun and Barun valley are the major attraction of this trek.

Overview

No. Of Days17 - 22 Days
Maximum Elevation4,870 m / 15,975 ft, Makalu Base Camp
Trekking DifficultyChallenging
RemotenessRemote (Only few of trekkers per year) Not possible to do Individual
Pricing High ($ 2,499 including food, accommodation during the trek)
Best SeasonMarch to May and September to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse, Local Lodges
Required Permits Makalu Barun National Park permit

Highlights

  • The base camp of Mt. Makalu, fifth highest mountain in the world.
  • Experience traditional style Trekking in Nepal with fewer teahouses and requirements of Tents on most of the places

Itinerary

DayFrom & To Itinerary DetailEstimated Time
01Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar & Drive to Chichira1 hour flight + 4 hours drive
02Trek up from Chichira to Num7 hours trek
03Trek up from Num to Seduwa7 hours trek
04Trek up from Seduwa to Tashi Gaon5 hours trek
05Trek up from Tashi Gaon to Khongma Danda7 hours trek
06Rest Day at Khongma DandaEnjoy the views, explore around villages
07Trek from Khongma Danda to Dobato7 hours trek
08Trek from Dobato to Yangri Kharka7 hours trek
09Trek from Nile Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka6 hours trek
10Trek from Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp7 hours trek
11Acclimatization at MBCVisit around base camp
12Trek down to Yangri Kharka7 hours trek
13Trek down from Yangri Kharka to Dobato7 hours trek
14Trek down from Dobato to Khongma Danda6 hours trek
15Trek down from Khongma Danda to Tashi Gaon5 hours trek
16Trek down from Tashi Gaon to Seduwa5 hours trek
17Trek from Seduwa to Num5 hours trek
18Trek down from Num to Chichira & Drive to Tumlingtar2 hours trek + 4 hours Drive
19Fly back from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu1 hour flight

15. Everest Three High Passes Trek

Three Pass trekking in Everest Nepal

The famous & adventurous trekking route of Everest region, Three Passes trek will follow the significant way of Everest base camp trek with some side days trips to cross the Passes.

Honestly, a challenging trek to crossing the high altitude passes, this trip is suitable for peoples looking for a strenuous trekking adventure in Nepal. However, it doesn’t need any climbing experience, but having previous experience will be much beneficial.

View of tallest mountain peaks including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu with Gokyo lakes, Ngonumpa glacier, sunrise view from Kala Patthar is the major attraction of this trek.

Furthermore, Thyangboche monastery, unforgettable Lukla flight, Local hospitality of famous Sherpa villages make your trek memorable.

Overview

No. Of Days14 - 18 Days
Maximum Elevation5,663 m / 18,519 ft, Kala Patthar
Trekking DifficultyChallenging
RemotenessNot Remote (More than thousands of trekkers per year) Possible to do Individual
Pricing High ($ 1,499 including food, accommodation during the trek)
Best SeasonMarch to May and September to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse, Local Lodges, Luxury Hotels on Some Places
Required Permits Sagarmatha National Park entry Permit

Highlights

  • Entire Everest region circuit trek
  • Crossing three major challengings above 5,000 m passes of  Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La

Itinerary

DayFrom & To Itinerary DetailEstimated Time
01Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & trek up to Phakding40 minutes flight + 4 hours trek
02Trek up from Phakding to Namche Bazaar6 hours trek
03Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar5 hours of Day trip to Khumjung valley
04Trek up from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche6 hours trek
05Trek up from Tengboche to Dingboche5 hours trek
06Rest day at Dingboche5 hours of Day trip to Nagarjuna Hill
07Trek up from Dingboche to LobucheCrossing Khong Ma La Pass(5,535m) - 10 hours trek
08Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep - Day trip to Everest Base Camp(5,364m)8 hours trek
09Trek from Gorakshep to Lobuche after morning trip to Kala Patthar(5,545m)8 hours trek
10Trek from Lobuche to Dzongla4 hours trek
11Trek from Dzongla to GokyoCrossing Chola Pass(5,368m) - 7 hours trek
12Acclimatization day at Gokyo Lake4 hours Morning trip to Gokyo Ri
13Trek from Gokyo to Marlung Crossing Renjo La Pass(5,345m) - 8 hours trek
14Trek down from Marlung to Namche Bazaar6 hours trek
15Trek down from Namche Bazaar to Lukla7 hours trek
16Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu40 minutes flight

16. Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek

Langtang Gosaikunda and Helambu combined trek

Doing a whole Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek is a nice trip to entire Langtang region trekking points.

The trek takes us through lush rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, picturesque villages, abundant wildlife, and astounding views of the majestic Himalayas.

Kyanjin Gompa, and climbing Tserko Ri are the major attractions of this trek.

Great aspects of the Langtang Lirung range, Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishanker, Ganesh Himal, Langshisa Ri, Gangchenpo, Yala peak, Naya Kanga and pilgrimage for both Buddhists and Hindus Holy Gosaikunda lake can be explored during this trek.

Overview

No. Of Days12 - 18 Days
Maximum Elevation5,000 m / 16,400 ft, Tserko Ri
Trekking DifficultyModerate
RemotenessNot Remote (Thousands of trekkers per year) Possible to do Individual
Pricing Medium ($ 899 including food, accommodation during the trek)
Best SeasonMarch to May and September to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse, Local Lodges, Guesthouses
Required Permits National Park entry Permits

Highlights

  • Beautiful Langtang valley
  • An alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake of Gosaikunda
  • Less explored Helambu village

Itinerary

DayFrom & To Itinerary DetailEstimated Time
01Drive to Syafru Besi from Kathmandu6 hours drive
02Trek from Syafru Besi to Lama Hotel6 hours trek
03Trek up from Lama Hotel to Langtang village6 hours trek
04Trek up from Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa4 hours trek
05trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel7 hours trek (Day trip to Kyanjin Ri peak)
06Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syafru6 hours trek
07Trek from Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa4 hours trek
08Trek from Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda 6 hours trek
09Trek from Gosaikunda to Ghopte 4 hours trek
10Trek from Ghopte to Melamchigaon 6 hours trek
11Trek from Melamchigaon to Tarkheghyang 6 hours trek
12Trek from Tarkheghyang to Sermanthang 5 hours trek
13Trek down from Sermanthang to Melamchi Bazaar & drive back to Kathmandu 4 hours trek + 4 hours drive

17. Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Dhaulagiri trekking in Nepal

Trek to Dhaulagiri base camp is a fascinating journey through one of the best off the beaten trail of Nepal trekking routes.

The Dhaulagiri circuit trekking is one of the best adventurous and challenging treks in Nepal. This journey drives you into some remarkable Himalayan glaciers and high snow-clad mountain passes.

The off beaten trail is only suitable for experienced, adventurous trekkers because the trial is not well marked with no proper accommodation facility.

The lush landscape, hidden valleys, High passes, jungle, hills, and unspoiled agricultural lands are the major attraction of this trek.

You can see mountain views including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna, and other nearby peaks during the trek.

Overview

No. Of Days14 - 20 Days
Maximum Elevation5,360 m / 17,585 ft, French Pass
Trekking DifficultyChallenging
RemotenessRemote (Only few trekkers per year) Possible to do Individual
Pricing High ($ 1,899 including food, accommodation during the trek)
Best SeasonMarch to May and September to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse, Local Lodges, Tent
Required Permits ACAP Permit, TIMS

Highlight

  • The base camp of Mt. Dhaulagiri, sixth highest mountain of the world
  • Crossing the two high passes of Nepal, French pass(5,360 m) and Dhampus pass(5,234 m)

Itinerary

DayFrom & To Itinerary DetailEstimated Time
01Drive from Kathmandu to Beni9 hours drive
02Trek from Beni to Babia Chaur5 hours trek
03Trek up from Babia Chaur to Dharapani6 hours trek
04Trek up from Dharapani to Muri5 hours trek
05Trek up from Muri to Boghara6 hours trek
06Trek up from Boghara to Dobang6 hours trek
07Trek up from Dobang to Italian Base Camp7 hours trek
08Acclimatization day at Italian Base CampVisit around & Rest
09Trek up from Italian Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp6 hours trek
10Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to French PhediCrossing French Pass(5,360m) - 6 hours trek
11Trek from French Phedi to KalopaniCrossing Thapa Pass(5,250m) - 6 hours trek
12Trek down from Kalopani to Marpha6 hours trek
13Trek down from Marhpa to Jomsom3 hours trek
14Fly to Pokhara & Drive back to Kathmandu15 minutes flight & 6 hours drive

18. Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu valley Hidden Nepal trekking route

Trekking to Nar Phu valley is another remote & restricted area trekking of Annapurna region. The remote villages of Nar & Phu are situated above the alpine forest with snow during winter periods.

The majority of people will follow Buddhism & Tibetan traditional cultures. This trial used to be closed for travelers until 2002.

Walk through wild and residential creatures, with the beautiful scenery of white mountains, waterway, lakes, high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow canyons, beautiful forests, yaks, gompas, etc.

You can explore Annapurna Himalayan wraths, Tilicho Peak, Manaslu ranges, Pisang Peak, and other tall mountains.

Overview

No. Of Days09 - 13 Days
Maximum Elevation5,240 m / 17,190 ft, Kang La Pass
Trekking DifficultyChallenging
RemotenessRemote (Only few trekkers per year) Not Possible to do Individual
Pricing High ($ 1,899 including food, accommodation during the trek)
Best SeasonMarch to May and September to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse, Local Lodges, Tent
Required Permits ACAP Permit, Nar Phu valley Restricted area Permit

Highlights

  • Explore Annapurna’s less popular hidden eco-tourism destination
  • Exciting view of snow-capped Annapurna massif and the other Himalayas,
  • Dramatic Kang La Pass, Ancient Buddhist monasteries like Nar Phedi,
  • Remote Nar, Phu and Bhatia villages in the Neyshang valley

Sidetrips

  • Himlung Himal Base Camp

Itinerary

DayFrom & To Itinerary DetailEstimated Time
01Drive from Kathmandu to Koto8 hours drive
02Trek from Koto to Meta7 hours trek
03Trek up from Meta to Phu7 hours trek
04Acclimatization day at Phu6 hours trek (Day trip to Himlung Base Camp)
05Trek from Phu to Nar Phedi6 hours trek
06Trek from Nar Phedi to Nar Village4 hours trek
07Trek from Nar village to NgawalCrossing Kang La Pass(5,420m) - 8 hours trek
08Trek down from Ngawal to Pisang, and Drive to Besisahar2 hours trek + 3 hours drive
09Drive back from Besisahar to Kathmandu8 hours drive

19. Ganesh Himal Trek

Ganesh Himal Nepal trekking

Ganesh Himal trek route is located on the part of Eastern Nepal. Walk through breathtaking meadows and untouched coniferous forests, beautiful valleys, old villages, natural hot water stream, deep Gorges, glaciers during this Nepal trekking.

The route is still not visited by most of the travellers which makes this trek one of the underrated best treks in Nepal.

As hotels and lodges are minimal and no lodges on some of the camps so that you will need to stay overnight in tented camps.

Ganesh Himal Range includes the Himalayas of Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, and Ganesh IV.

Overview

No. Of Days16 - 20 Days
Maximum Elevation3,691 m / 12,110 ft, Ganesh Himal Base Camp
Trekking DifficultyModerate
RemotenessRemote (Only few trekkers per year) Not Possible to do Individual
Pricing High ($ 1,899 including food, accommodation during the trek)
Best SeasonMarch to May and September to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse, Local Lodges, Tent
Required Permits Ganesh Himal Restricted area Permit

Highlights

  • Closer view of Ganesh Himal Ranges, Langtang, Manaslu, Annapurna South & Tibetan Himalayan ranges
  • Old temple & monasteries, Traditional trekking style with no lodges & requirement of Tents

Itinerary

DayFrom & To Itinerary DetailEstimated Time
01Drive to Syafru Besi from Kathmandu6 hours drive
02Trek from Syafru Beshi to Gatlang6 hours trek
03Trek up from Gatlang to Somdang7 hours trek
04Trek up from Somdang to Pang Sang Pass Phedi4 hours trek
05Trek up from Pang Sang Pass Phedi to Chalish6 hours trek
06Trek up from Chalish to Hindung5 hours trek
07Trek up from Hindung to Thulo Dhunga5 hours trek
08Trek from Thulo Dhunga to Ganesh Himal Base Camp6 hours trek
09Acclimatization day at Base CampSome side trips to visit around
10Trek down from Base Camp to Hindung8 hours trek
11Trek from Hindung to Kapur Gaon6 hours trek
12Trek from Kapur Gaon to Khading Gaon5 hours trek
13Trek down from Khading Gaon to Magne Goth5 hours trek
14Trek from Magne Goth to Lapu Danda6 hours trek
15Trek from Lapu Danda to Ganga Jamuna6 hours trek
16Trek from Ganga Jamuna to Tripura Sundari5 hours trek
17Drive back from Tripura Sundari to Kathmandu7 hours drive

20. Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek

Far west Tsho rolpa trek

Tsho Rolpa Lake is located at an altitude of 4183 m, between Langtang and Everest Mountain ranges. It is one of the biggest glacier lakes in Nepal.

The Rolwaling region is a neighbour to the most famous trekking destinations of Nepal, Everest region so that you can experience similar Sherpa hospitality and scenery like trekking in Everest region.

The trek to Tsho Rolpa lake is the best trek in Rolwaling Valley also listed among best treks in Nepal. You can see beautiful terraced fields, small rivers, waterfalls, forests and magnificent glacier lake of Tsho Rolpa during the trek.

The trek route is under the Gaurisankar Conservation Area managed by NTNC. According to Sherpa language “Tsho” means Lake and the lake lies is Rolwaling valley, so it’s called Tsho Rolpa.

On the way, you can see the view of mountains like Gauri Shankar, Menlungtse, among others.

For those who do not want to trek at very high altitudes and are interested in reaching a very remote place of Nepal, this is the best trek in Nepal.

Overview

No. Of Days05 - 16 Days
Maximum Elevation4,183 m / 13,720 ft, Tsho Rolpa Lake
Trekking DifficultyModerate
RemotenessRemote (Only few trekkers per year) Possible to do Individual
Pricing Low ($ 699 including food, accommodation during the trek)
Best SeasonMarch to May and September to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse, Local Lodges, Guesthouses
Required Permits TIMS

Highlights

  • The biggest Glacier Lake in Nepal
  • Beautiful Dolakha Bazaar, and scenic villages of Beding and Naa

Itinerary

DayFrom & To Itinerary DetailEstimated Time
01Drive from Kathmandu to Lambagar and trek to Simi Gaon8 hours drive + 4 hours trek
02Trek from Simi Gaon to Beding7 hours trek
03Day trip to Tsho Rolpa Lake(4,183m) and back to Beding7 hours trek
04Trek from Beding to Gongar Khola6 hours trek
05Drive back to Kathmandu10 hours drive

Useful Bonus Tips

Here are some tips or suggestions for trekkers who want to trek in Nepal Himalayas.

  • Always bring enough cash while trekking, Yes there are ATM’s in some famous trekking areas but it will charge higher and may not work correctly sometimes.
  • Learn about AMS, its symptoms, and side effects before heading for the trek. When you feel unwell or uncomfortable, tell your trekking guide or crew member.
  • Follow a proper itinerary; don’t try to escape days to reach fast while going up. However, you can skip days while returning to lower altitudes if you can walk enough.
  • Take extra holidays of 1 or 2 days except for trekking days. Especially while trekking in the Everest region, Flight to and from Lukla can cancel many times because of Bad weather. You might have to stay one more night at Lukla or even before starting a trek at Kathmandu. Extra days can also be useful if you fall typical unwell and need one day’s rest to acclimatize or might love someplace to stay one more days. If you finish the trek successfully, you can also spend an extra day in Kathmandu doing sightseeing or another day hike around Kathmandu valley.
  • At least hire one staff from agency either Guide, Porter or Porter cum Guide, if you are thinking to trek alone in high altitude or famous regions. They would be handy if you feel any difficulty while trekking such as finding excellent accommodation during peak seasons, physically unfit etc.
  • Make sure to insure yourself with the best travel insurance for trekking in Nepal. If something serious happens to you at a high altitude, the only option is helicopter rescue. Helicopter rescue from mountains can cost up to $5,000+ depending on altitude and trekking region.

FAQS

What is Trekking in Nepal?

Trekking in Nepal is just walking towards the foothill of Mountains. And in some cases reaching the Base camp of tallest mountains such as Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Kanchenjunga, etc. However, Many peoples think that trekking means climbing the Mountains to reach the summit but it’s completely wrong.

How much does it cost to trek in Nepal?

The trekking in Nepal cost 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 for 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.

Can I trek alone in Nepal without guide independently?

Yes, most of the trekking routes of Nepal are allowed to do the trek alone and without hiring a guide. Best treks in Nepal 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 to know about the history & culture of the places and your trekking will be risk-free.

When is the best time to trek 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 regarded as the best time to trek 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 cold, a perfect time for trekking like the Everest Three High Passes Trek because of its steep 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 treks 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 special training for just to trek 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.

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 trek 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 to trek 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.

Conclusion

There are many trek routes in Nepal with a stunning view of tallest mountains and other beautiful surrounding scenery. Here I have listed just 20 best treks in Nepal depend upon their popularity, demanding grade, landscape, mountain views, local cultures & price. I hope our bonus Tips and FAQS about trekking in Nepal will also help you to plan your trip to Nepal.

Which of these treks had you done in Nepal or on your wish list for next trip to Nepal? Feel free to let me know if I had missed any of your favourite treks.

Sudeep

About Author

Sudeep is a co-founder of Up To Himalaya. He has trekked almost all mountains in Nepal including Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, Kanchenjunga & many more. He would love to help people to make their holiday unforgettable by sharing his own experiences on the Himalayas of Nepal. If you want any information related to different trekking trails of Nepal while planning your trip, You can directly contact him on +977-9817223143.

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