Every year Nepal facilitates above 200 thousand trekkers from all over the globe. Nepal is a haven for trekking enthusiasts. There are plenty of mountains and trails that you could choose from. And the 12-day trek in Nepal package offers the best trekking trails to choose from.
Nepal doesn’t just offer trekking trails, it also welcomes guests from all over the world and serves with the best hospitality. The Annapurna Region and the Everest Base Camp treks are one of the most sought-after treks in Nepal. The Gosaikunda and Muktinath trekking trails are among the packages that draw a lot of scholars from all over the world. These treks not only fuel your soul, there is a lot of exploration you can do here.
Trekking in Nepal is a lot fun but it is a lot more managed and satisfactory when you pre-plan it.
Most 12 day treks are arranged during peak seasons, mostly during sept- dec and march-may. The weather conditions during these months are great for outdoor activities like hiking and trekking.
During the autumn, the temperature rises up to 30 degrees and lowers down to 5 degrees. The average temperature is around 20-25 degrees. The temperature in Nepal varies a lot because of its varying altitude.
The capital is quite warm but not humid. And the weather is absolutely amazing. But as to tend to ascend, the temperature falls by 6 degrees in every 1000m you ascend. And when you reach a point where you are above 5000m, the weather is quite unpredictable despite the season you are hiking in.
Highlight of 12 Days Trek in Nepal
If you plan to visit Nepal for a trek, you will see that a 12-day package is one of the most demanded packages. It is so because of the trekking route and the packages that are offered.
These packages are designed to suit the demand and needs of the trekkers. Well, most of us want an adventurous package. You can experience the beauty of the mountains, the culture of the locals and the tour worth remembering.
These 12day Treks are the best packages because these are planned mostly for the peak seasons, during this time you will not only experience the nature but also the festivities and culture of the locals.
12 Days Trek in Nepal: Best Trails
12-day trek in Nepal is among the best trekking packages. These are packages that are planned mostly during the peak seasons and are pretty amazing. With these packages, you get to experience the majestic Annapurna Region and also the Everest Base Camp trek. These two treks are the most demanded and sought after treks in Nepal.
Here are some other trails that are possible in a 12 days Trek package.
Indeed, the Majestic Everest is every trekker’s dream. Whether you are an armature trekker or a professional one, you must have at least once thought about at least reaching the Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp is at an altitude of 5364 m and is a sought after trekking destination.
Towering mountains like Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Pumori, Cholatse, Lhotse, Nuptse, Twaboche, Makalu, Barunse, Island peak and of courses Mt. Everest will be visible. You will also enjoy the biodiversity there. It is the home of many rare and endangered birds and animals.
Apart from the biodiversity, the cultural lifestyle there is enthralling too. Chortens, monasteries and the locals there are picturesque. The Culture and tradition of the people are unique. They will welcome you with their hospitality and generosity. The sherpa villages and the monasteries are one of a kind. Tengboche, a Buddhist monastery that you will come across is one of the oldest monasteries. It is also a monastery at the highest altitude.
At Gorakshep, about two hours walk away from the Everest Base Camp, you can see the Khumbu Ice Fall. You will witness nature in its best form. At Kalapathar, the view of the Himalayas that you will enjoy is worth a lifetime.
This 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek is a customized package that focuses on the Everest Base Camp and excludes your landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, your sightseeing or rest days or return days.
Highlight of the Trek
- Culture of the Sherpas living in the region
- Amazing flora and fauna of the place.
- Hospitality of the locals and the tea houses
- View of the magnificent mountains at its best and nearest.
Everest Panorama Trekking
The Everest Panorama Trekking is a short trek that allows you to enjoy the beauty of the amazing mountains. This trek focuses on the beauty and richness of the place, that too without a lot of hard work. Spectacular mountains like the Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and many others can be witnessed during this trek.
Also, the beautiful cultural village of the Sherpas, their settlement, and culture and the beauty of nature; all can be experienced in this trek.
The Tengboche village on the lap of Ama Dablam is surrounded by snow-capped mountains. This view is worth all the effort. The Tengboche Monastery at the top of the hill is not to be missed. It is one of the oldest monasteries at the top of a hill. This is also an ancient Buddhist monastery.
The Everest Panorama Trekking also includes Thame, the hidden valley of Khumbu. It is to the northwest of the Namche Bazaar which is a popular tourist destination of the Everest Region.
Even though this is a comparatively easier trek, it is still exceptional and beautiful. The culture, biodiversity and of course the majestic mountains are all there to enthrall you.
Highlight of the Trek
- The panoramic view of the mountains and the sunrise over it.
- Sherpa village and the culture of the sherpas.
- Mountain flight to Lukla and the scenic beauty
- Tengboche Monastery
- View of the beautiful Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam and other mountains.
Annapurna Panorama Trekking
The Annapurna Panorama Trek is an ideal trek to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Annapurna mountain range. This is a short and easy trekking package is designed to satisfy travelers who wish to see the majestic mountain. Though this is a short trek, it encompasses the thrill and adventure of a lifetime.
Scenic walks and the foot trails through the forest is a memory worth capturing. You will go through the icy waterfalls, dense green forest, and the local village. The view of the tall and breathtaking mountains will keep you enthralled.
The hospitality of the Gurungs and Magars and the dense Rhododendron forest will definitely make you welcomed. The view of the glorious mountains, Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna and Annapurna South is also one of the prime attraction of this package. Also, panoramic scenes of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal, Machhapuchhre, Tukuche Peak and Mt. Dhaulagiri is simply amazing.
Hike to PoonHill at dawn is the final attraction of this trek, the view of the spectacular Annapurna makes this trek worth a lifetime memory.
Highlight of the Trek
- Trekking through Modi River Valley and the Rhododendron forest
- The culture and hospitality of the locals
- Fascinating teahouses and day to day life of the Gurung and Magars
- Panoramic view of the Mountains, especially Mt. Annapurna from PoonHill.
Machhapuchhre Model Trekking
Machhapuchhre or Fish Tail is one of the most beautiful and attractive mountains of Nepal. It is popular for its Fish like appearance and beauty. This Machhapuchhre Model Trekking offers you an unforgettable experience of nature.
The ancient caves, mountains, hot water springs, waterfalls and great hospitality. It has it all. You can always opt to stay in tents/ camps or in the traditional tea houses in the villages of Machhapuchhre, Lachok, Ghachok, Lwang Ghalel, Ribhan, Sardikhola, and Dhital. This is a great experience too.
In about 10 meters diameter, this trek gives you a swipe of the mountains Mt. Mardi, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri and a deep glacier-covered dome at the center.
Also, you can enjoy and relax in Pokhara, the second city that is loved by the tourists, national and international.
Highlight of the Trek
- Experience of one of the most beautiful mountains of Nepal
- Picturesque view of the amazing mountain ranges and within 10 m diameter
- The experience of homestay culture
- Relaxing time at Pokhara
Jomsom – Muktinath Trekking
The Jomsom- Muktinath Trekking trail is one of the most popular and sought trails in the Annapurna Region. It is a part of the Annapurna Trek Circuit. This trek allows you to be mesmerized by the beauty of nature as well as the hospitality of the locals, ancient monasteries, and beautiful caves.
It covers a diverse terrain, from the high altitudes to the sub-tropical heat and the terraced rice paddies.
This trek commences at Jomson (2800m and after a flight from Pokhara). You will walk along the river bank with a spectacular view of the Nilgiri Himal and the Tukuche peak on the horizon. You will also pass through Kagbeni, a Tibetan cultural village. And finally will reach Muktinath.
Muktinath is a famous temple that holds religious importance to both the Hindus and the Buddhist. For the Buddhist, it is the temple of a Bodhisattva Arya Avalokiteshvara and for the Hindus, it is the temple of Vishnu.
Thousands of local tourist visit this place, for it is believed to be a place to attain salvation. The 108 waterspouts around the temple allow you to wash away your sins. It is a place thousands visit and thousands hope to visit in this lifetime.
Then, you will be passing through the Marpha village, Tatopani ( the natural hot spring) and will finally reach Ghorepani, here you can view the spectacular village of the mountains. This trail displays the spectacular and diverse geographical trail of the valley that ranges from high mountains, deserted landscapes and the subtropical jungle.
The mountains Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna south, Mt. Annapurna IV, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare, Tukuche Peak, Lamjung Himal, etc. are visible in this trek.
This trekking is ideal for everyone who is willing to explore the diverse Annapurna region.
Highlight of the Trek
- The Marpha village and the ethnic culture and beauty of this place.
- Spectacular view of the mountains Mt. Annapurna IV, Mt. Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna south, Mt. Annapurna II, Annapurna III,Machhapuchhare, Tukuche Peak, Lamjung Himal
- Varying landscapes and diverse geographical Trail
Helambu Gosaikunda Trekking
The Helambu Gosaikunda Trek is a great way to explore and enjoy the natural beauty and the mountain ranges. Gosaikunda is a religious place and a popular pilgrimage for the Hindus. It entertains a lot of pilgrims in the month of August, it hosts a grand festival during this month.
This place has 108 lakes and is spectacular. If you are a water lover like me you will be drawn to its beauty again and again. Well, you will be experiencing this during this trip.
During the trail, you will witness the nature in its best form, the flora and the fauna of the place enhance the beauty of the place. The cultural extravagance of this region, the culture and the rich heritage of the place is worth witnessing.
This trek also explores the legendary Yolmo culture of villages in the high mountains. The locals are warm and welcoming, and you can feel this with their hospitality.
These 108 kundas or the lakes is a beautiful combination can be witnessed, it looks even more captivating when you get to see the frozen lakes. The magnificent Mt. Dhaulagiri that stretches to Mt. Everest is a beautiful and picturesque view.
Highlight of the Trek
- Witnessing the 108 lakes and the beautiful landscape.
- The home of a lot of are animals like Red Pandas, Himalayan Black Bear, Wild Boar and Langur Monkeys
- Snow capped view of the mountains Langtang Lirung, Pemthang Ri, Langshisha Ri, Dorje Lakpa, and Kangchenpo
- Witnessing a blend of religion, culture and natural beauty
12-day trek in Nepal is a great way to explore the beauty of the mountains and the mountain life here. Most 12 day treks are organized during the peak seasons, Sept-December and March-June. Most of the challenging adventures are possible during a 12 day Trek. no matter what season you choose it is always good to take a little bit of precaution. So, here are some handy tips:
- Good hiking books with sturdy soles are the prime requirement. Keeping in mind the season you are travelling, a good pair of shoes will definitely beat the prime requirement.
- You will need to drink plenty of water, because as you tend to get to higher altitudes you will be getting dehydrated faster.
- Preparing yourself physically is suggested before you start to hike.
- It is good to learn about Acute Mountain Sickness and be prepared in case you get certain symptoms. This is a major problem when hiking to higher altitudes.
- Early booking is a must if you plan on 12-day treks. Because these are mostly during the peak seasons, the teahouses, flights and also accommodation will be crowded. For better options, pre booking is suggested
No matter what kind of packages you choose, packing your luggage wisely is very important. Since you will be hiking most of the time, you do not want to over weigh yourself. And you will also be able to find many trekking gears in Pokhara and in Kathmandu, you can choose to rent these. This will lessen your burden when.
Following are a list of things that you may need during any trek, this list is just to give you an overview of the things that you might need.
Toiletries and Personal Hygiene
- Tissue / Toilet roll
- Anti bacterial hands wash
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Multipurpose soap/ handwash
- Feminine Hygiene products
- Quick drying towel
- Wet wipes
- Fleece Wind-Stopper Jacket
- Waterproof shell Jacket
- Warm Trousers
- Waterproof shell pants (preferably breathable fabric)
- Under Garments
- Lightweight cotton pants
- UV Sunglasses
- Sun hat or scarf
Foot and Handwear
- Thin, lightweight inner socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers/sandals)
- Lightweight gloves
- Waterproof shell outer
- Day pack
- Duffel or Rucksack Bag
- Sleeping bag
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Trekking poles
- Water bottles
- Large plastic bags inside trekking bag, to keep your things dry
- Day pack
- Trail Map/ Guide Book
- Pillow case
Trekking in Nepal is something that draws a lot of adventure lovers to Nepal. Yes, Nepal is a haven for the trekking enthusiasts and a lot of nature lovers. 12 day Trek in Nepal is a very popular package because most of the traveler’s dream of the magnificent mountains and the beauty it engulfs in itself. And in a 12-day package, you have a variety of choice that allows you to push your expectation and turn them into reality.
Trekking is adventurous and it does require a lot of endurance and when you get to walk along the Himalayas, you will definitely be compensated along the way. The beauty at its finest can be experienced in the Himalayas. This package gives you an opportunity to experience this in its best form.
Doesn’t matter if the season you choose is an idea one or not. The weather in the mountains is unpredictable, even in the best season the conditions may be bad and can affect your schedule. Just to be on the safer side, please plan your trips with a few extra days set aside.
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