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Best Trekking Route in Nepal

Best Trekking Routes in Nepal

Nepal is a legendary destination for the journey of trekking so it’s really hard to say one ”best trekking route in Nepal”. The parcel of land of the Nepalese chain of mountains offers varied beautiful trekking routes. it’s rather unfair to call one because we have various trekking routes in the Kingdom of Nepal. As these routes are totally different and best on their own approach. you’ll be able to notice the most effective treks that suit you by viewing the options offered by those treks.

The best trek for one depends on your selection. Also, the number of days you pay for treks. The budget and trek vogue additionally plays role in shaping your treks. Here, we’ve listed down the 10 best trekking routes in Nepal according to the number of visitors, supported quality, scenery, culture, and price. I hope, this article helps you to find a suitable trek for you.

1. Everest Base Camp Trek – best trekking route in Nepal

best trekking route in nepal - everest chola pass trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the popular treks in the world. It leads us to the viewpoint which is famous for a panoramic view of the Himalayas including Mount Everest, Mount Nuptse Amadablam, and many other peaks called Kalapatthar. The Trekker can explore the 4 tallest peaks of the world. Namche bazaar itself is the introduction of Sherpa society and the monasteries in this reason show the culture of Buddhist devotees. Tengboche monastery is the biggest monastery in the Everest region and the monastery in upper Pangboche is the oldest one. The trekking trail, for this reason, is in UNESCO world heritage site called Sagarmatha national park. It shows us different floras and faunas such as rhododendron, pine trees, herbs, pheasant, mountain tahr, etc.
Overview
Max Elevation:                     5,545 m, Kalapatthar
Number of Days:                 17 Days
Trekking Difficulty:             Moderate
Remoteness:                         Not Remote (High number of trekkers per year)
Pricing:                                   Medium (USD spent/day)
Best Season:                         March to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type:       Teahouse
Restricted Permits:             No
Required Permits:              TIMS/Nationalpark Permit

2. Annapurna Circuit Trek – best trekking route in Nepal

annapurna II, annapurna circuit trek, best trekking routes in nepal

Annapurna Circuit trek takes us to the world’s biggest pass in the Manang District of Nepal. Our trail joins the Manaslu circuit route at Dharapani and crosses the Thorong La pass. We also climb up to Poon Hill famous for its spectacular views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. On our 18 day journey we pass through forests, cross pristine meadows, experience the change in vegetation, all the while being in the company of the glorious Himalayas including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu ranges. Hotspring in Tatopani is also the major attraction of the trek.
The trail allows gentler acclimatization as you traverse the variety of landscapes. From jungle to the high alpine, lush valley and up to arid peaks. Along the trail, you pass through hospitable villages and the world’s deepest gorge.

Overview
Max Elevation:                     5,416 m, Thorung-La
Number of Days:                 18 Days
Trekking Difficulty:             Moderate
Remoteness:                         Not Remote (High number of trekkers per year)
Pricing:                                   Medium (USD spent/day)
Best Season:                         March to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type:       Teahouse
Restricted Permits:             No
Required Permits:               TIMS/ACAP Permit

3. Manaslu Circuit Trek – best trekking route in Nepal

larke pass, best trekking routes in nepal

Mount Manaslu is also known as Kampunge, the 8th highest mountain in the world at 8,163 meters above sea level. It is a part of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the west-central part of Nepal. Its name, which means “mountain of the spirit”, comes from the Sanskrit word Manasa, meaning “intellect” or “soul”. Manaslu was first climbed on May 9, 1956, by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition. It is said that “just as the British consider Everest their mountain, Manaslu has always been a Japanese mountain”.
Manaslu is the highest peak in Gorkha District and is located about forty miles east of Annapurna. The mountain’s long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions and culminate in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape.
The Manaslu region offers a variety of trekking options. The popular Manaslu trekking route of 177 kilometers skirts the Manaslu massif over the pass down to Annapurna. The Nepalese Government only permitted trekking of this circuit in 1991. The trekking trail follows an ancient salt-trading route along the Budhi Gandaki river. En route, 10 peaks over 6,500 meters are visible, including a few over 7,000 meters. The highest point reached along the trek route is the Larke-La at an elevation of 5,106 meters.
Manaslu Conservation Area has been established with the primary objective of achieving conservation and sustainable management of the delimited area, which includes Manaslu.

Note: This trek demands at least two trekkers accompanied by a Nepalese Guide or/and Porter, provided by the Nepalese Trekking Agency. And, a restricted area permits trek.

Overview
Max Elevation:                   5,106 m, Larke-La
Number of Days:               18 Days
Trekking Difficulty:          Strenuous
Remoteness:                      Not Remote
Pricing:                                Medium (USD spent/day)
Best Season:                      March to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type:    Guesthouses/Lodges
Restricted Permits:          Yes
Required Permits:            TIMS/ACAP/MCAP/Restricted Permit

4. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek – best trekking routes in Nepal

Ghorepani Pouhill Trek

This trek Ghorepani Punhill Trek is also known as the small Annapurna Circuit is a very popular one in Nepal. The highest point of this trek is (3210 meters). The highlight is an early morning pilgrimage to Pun Hill for a spectacular sunrise view over the Himalayas where the mountains stretch. Ghandruk village, Ghorepani village, and Dhampus are the beautiful and historical villages in this region. As far as the eye can see North towards Tibet, West towards the Dhaulagiri Himal, and East with superb views of the Annapurna range. Not a difficult trek but it helps if you have a reasonable degree of fitness. This trek is considered to be the best introduction to trekking with some spectacular views. In spite of the great heights of the surrounding peaks and ice walls, the valley floor between 12,000 and 14,000 ft. can provide comfortable settlements.

Overview
Max Elevation:                     3,210 m, Punhill
Number of Days:                 8 Days
Trekking Difficulty:            Easy
Remoteness:                        Not Remote (High number of trekkers per year)
Pricing:                                  Medium (USD spent/day)
Best Season:                        March to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type:      Teahouses
Restricted Permits:            No
Required Permits:              TIMS/ACAP

5. Langtang Valley Trek – best trekking routes in Nepal

langtang, helambu

Langtang Valley Trek is one of the most beautiful and closest treks from Kathmandu. You can visit the beautiful Langtang National park and then trek to the end of the valley to view the wonderful mountains views. Following the Trishuli River north out of Kathmandu, you travel through Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche to Syabrubensi, a Sherpa village located at the very edge of the Langtang National Park. You then head east into the Langtang valley, crossing the river several times as you travel up along a gorge-like, lower section of the valley. You pass through oak and rhododendron forests and even cross glacial moraine on your way to the Tamang village of Langtang. A little further up the valley is Kyanging Gompa, where you stop overnight and sample the local yak cheese. You pass through Nubamatang, nestled in a hidden valley, on your way up to view the glaciers, which mark the gateway into Tibet. Back trekking you travel through Thulo Syabru to Dhunche.

Overview
Max Elevation:                    4,984 m, Tserko Ri
Number of Days:                12 Days
Trekking Difficulty:            Easy
Remoteness:                        Not Remote (High number of trekkers per year)
Pricing:                                  Medium (USD spent/day)
Best Season:                        March to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type:      Teahouses
Restricted Permits:            No
Required Permits:              TIMS/Nationalpark Permit

6. Upper Mustang Trek – best trekking routes in Nepal

mustang trek photo

Mustang has a long and rich history that makes it one of the most interesting places in Nepal. Most of the people of this region are influenced by Tibetan culture. This route, almost treeless barren landscape, the steep rocky trail up and down. Mustang is also known as the forbidden kingdom and the land of medicine. That’s why the capital of Mustang is called Lo-Manthang. The word Lo-Manthang is formed of two Tibetan words Lo and Manthang, which means the land of medicine. It has several monasteries including the oldest monastery in the world which is known as Loghyakar monastery(Ghar Gomba). The trek begins along the holy river Kaligandaki which is popular for fossils and as well as for the pilgrimage place of Hindu devotees.

Note: This trek demands at least two trekkers accompanied by a Nepalese Guide or/and Porter. provided by the Nepalese Trekking Agency. And, a restricted area permits trek.

Overview

Max Elevation:                        3,970 m, Dhakmar
Number of Days:                    18 Days
Trekking Difficulty:               Moderate
Remoteness:                           Remote
Pricing:                                     High (USD spent/day)
Best Season:                           May to October
Accommodation Type:         Teahouses
Restricted Permits:               Yes
Required Permits:                TIMS/ACAP/Restricted Permit

7. Everest Chola-Pass Trek best trekking routes in Nepal

gokyo trek photo 3

Everest Chola pass Trek is one of the popular treks in the world. First of all, the trek lead us to the viewpoint which is famous for a panoramic view of the Himalayas including Mount Everest, Mount Nuptse Amadablam, and many other peaks called Kalapatthar. The Trekker can explore the 4 tallest peaks of the world. Namche bazaar itself is the introduction of Sherpa society and the monasteries in this reason show the culture of Buddhist devotees. Tengboche monastery is the biggest monastery in the Everest region and the monastery in upper Pangboche is the oldest one. The highlight of The treks is Kalapatthar, Everest base camp, Chola pass, and Gokyo peak, and the trail itself in this reason because it’s in UNESCO world heritage site which is called Sagarmatha national park. It shows us different floras and faunas such as rhododendron, pine trees, herbs, pheasant, mountain tahr, etc.

Overview
Max Elevation:                     5,364 m, Gokyo Ri
Number of Days:                 19 Days
Trekking Difficulty:            Strenuous
Remoteness:                        Not Remote (High number of trekkers per year)
Pricing:                                  Medium (USD spent/day)
Best Season:                        March to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type:      Teahouse
Restricted Permits:            No
Required Permits:             TIMS/Nationalpark Permit

8. Annapurna Base Camp Trek best trekking routes in Nepal

annapurna base camp

The Annapurna Himal is a vast massif of several peaks above 7,000m forming part of the range that forms a natural amphitheater known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. The Annapurna Base Camp is a high glacial basin lying north of Pokhara. The Annapurna Base Camp trek takes you into this spectacular setting where you will be surrounded by giant mountains such as Annapurna I (8091m), Glacier Dome, Gangapurna (7455m), Annapurna Fang (7647m), and the sacred Machhapuchhare (6993m), popularly known as Fish Tail, Nilgiri (7041m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Lamjung Himal (6988m), and more, before descending to the Modi Khola valley and through the gates of the Sanctuary.

Passing directly below Machhapuchhare, we will visit both the base camps of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna and explore the Annapurna Sanctuary amphitheater before returning to Pokhara via a different route. This is a fairly strenuous alpine trek that gives the fitter walker close-up and unbeatable mountain views.

Overview
Max Elevation:                   4,110 m, Annapurna Base Camp
Number of Days:               15 Days
Trekking Difficulty:          Fairly Strenuous
Remoteness:                      Not Remote (High number of trekkers per year)
Pricing:                                Medium (USD spent/day)
Best Season:                      March to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type:    Teahouse
Restricted Permits:          No
Required Permits:            TIMS/ACAP Permit

9. Manaslu Annapurna Trek best trekking route in Nepal

Manaslu

Manaslu Annapurna Trek provides a unique itinerary that links the trek around Manaslu with a traverse of the northern Annapurna range to Jomsom and explores the “Great Barrier”. You ascend to the foot of the North Face of Manaslu and cross two passes, the Larke pass (5,106m), which is one of Nepal’s best-kept secrets, and the Throng-La pass (5,416m). You are rewarded with a stunning panorama and the finest aspects of spectacular massifs. Your Manaslu Annapurna Trek begins in the ancient town of Kathmandu; from where you will board a transport to Arughat and follows the meandering Budhi Gandaki River northwards to the village of Deng. Although quite a board initially, the valley soon narrows down and you soon find that you are clambering high above the river on fantastic paths which cling precariously to the hillsides. This part of Nepal sees only a handful of trekkers each year and you can expect the trails to be less crowded. As you progress further northwards the valley opens up to reveal delightful alpine meadows and small Tibetan villages that are found in a cluster beneath the sweeping North Face of Manaslu. You continue through Ghap, Namrung, Shyo, and Lho, typical Tibetan villages with rows of prayer wheels and Mani stones. The trail eventually reaches Samagaon, the largest and most important village of this region. This is a key staging post for expedition teams attempting to climb Manaslu and the mountain view from here is outstanding. From Samagaon you head west & cross the Larke-La (5,106m), a classic pass linking the Budhi Gandaki with the Marsyangdi Valley, with farmlands forming a part of the old trading route between Manang and Tibet. From the top of this pass, you are rewarded with a stunning panorama looking towards Himlung Himal (7,126m), Manaslu & the Annapurna peaks, with the peaks of Ganesh Himal (7,406m) rounding off the east. The descent passes through the alpine meadows of Bhimtang to join the renowned Annapurna Circuit at Dharapani. After following the traditional Annapurna Circuit route for three days to Manang the trek continues to the Throng la pass. After crossing the Throng La we have scenic deserts and the famous pilgrimage Muktinath temple which is a popular religious place in the Himalayas. Further downhill walks in the holy river to Kali Gandaki and enjoy with apple garden along the trail.

Overview
Max Elevation:                     5,416 m, Thorung-La
Number of Days:                 23 Days
Trekking Difficulty:            Strenuous
Remoteness:                        Fairly Remote
Pricing:                                  Medium (USD spent/day)
Best Season:                        March to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type:     Teahouses/Guesthouses
Restricted Permits:           Yes
Required Permits:             TIMS/ACAP/MCAP/Restricted Permit

10. Dhampus Sarangkot Trek best trekking route in Nepal

Annapurna Express Trek

Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking is a short hiking trip around Pokhara valley. Dhampus and Sarangkot are separate places from each other. Sarangkot is just above Pokhara city but Dhampus is quiet further than Pokhara. Pokhara is the most beautiful city in Nepal and for tourism hub as well. It is also known as the city of lakes. Dhampus is a beautiful village settled by the Gurung community. It is the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp Trek and the most popular trekking area of Nepal. Travelers who do have a limited holiday schedule can do this trek. Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking is an ideal trek for first-time visitors who are not experienced trekkers. From Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking, you can see the high peaks of the Annapurna mountains range and diverse landscapes with varied cultures and traditions. Good accommodation and meals are available in the Dhampus Sarangkot trekking region. Ethnic culture, Spectacular mountain view, beautiful Gurung villages, Buddhist monastery, paved courtyard are the main attraction of Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking. Mostly the people of this region were served in the Indian and British army and the rest of them are engaged in farming occupation. The Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking begins from Phedi with the drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara for 6-7 hours and ends at Pokhara.

Overview
Max Elevation:                    2,460 m, Pothana
Number of Days:                8 Days
Trekking Difficulty:            Easy
Remoteness:                        Not Remote (High number of trekkers per year)
Pricing:                                  Medium (USD spent/day)
Best Season:                        March to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type:      Teahouses
Restricted Permits:            No
Required Permits:              TIMS/ACAP

The different trekking routes require different trekking permits, trekking gears, and trekking experiences as well.

2 thoughts on “Best Trekking Route in Nepal”

  1. Really helpful article for those who are travelling to Nepal, I am going to do annapurna circuit trek in February 2022.

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