Nepal is popularly known worldwide for tourism and specifically for its trekking destinations. Nestled against the backdrop of the Himalayas, Nepal has fine and diverse spots to offer for trekking. Ranging from uncomplicated routes to climbing the highest mountain in the world, one has plenty of options to select from on the basis of one’s audacity.
It is important to note that an easy route may be as thrilling and challenging as the difficult ones. It’s the experience that one derives from it that truly matters. The natures detaches one from the materialistic world and brings one closer to reality and depth of existence. No words are be good enough to describe the feeling unless you make an effort to experience it for yourself! Here are some of the best treks in Nepal.
1. Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Cam Trek offers you an adventurous experience by taking you to the summit of the highest peak in the world- Mt. Everest. Being one of the most famous Trekking spots, Everest Base camp is known for its spectacular view of landscapes, glacier moraines and foothills. A remarkable feature of this trek is the hospitality of the inhabitants- The Sherpa people- and the opportunity you get to experience and learn their beautiful settlement, culture, tradition, festivals, dances, and monasteries. On your way to the summit of the highest mountain, you also get to enjoy the Saturday market in Namche Bazaar, explore the Sherpa Museum and the Buddhist monasteries, and experience the Sherpa culture and tradition.
2. Manaslu Circuit Trekking
Manaslu region is famous for its high altitude glaciers, splendid flora and fauna, and cultural richness and diversity which makes it popular among the trekkers. Known for its solidarity and preservation, the Manaslu region sees very few visitors so that the trails are less stamped on making the trip even more peaceful and beautiful. Since this spot was recently opened for recreation, a special permission from the Government along with a certified tutor to guide is required to trek in this region. The journey begins from Kathmandu and takes you around snow-sprinkled mountains, a rare bio-diversity and an incomparable scenic beauty.
3. Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna se Camp trek is one of the best treks in Nepal. Surrounded by a ring of magnificent mountains-Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare-Annapurna Base camp is a very popular trekking spot. One experiences the combination of pretty villages and terrain farmland set against the highest peaks on one’s journey to the mighty Annapurna Mountain. The natural hot spring and the sunrise view during Annapurna Base Camp trekking is legendary.
4. Kanchhenjunga Base Camp
The fact that makes this destination a magnificent one is the abundant flora which is the result of heavy summer rainfall in this region. The entire region is dominated by alpine grandiose in almost all of its direction. This region is also home to some of the Asia’s most exotic wildlife.The Kanchhenjunga offers an impartial experience of nature, making it a rewarding adventure.
5. Upper Mustang
An isolated and remote region of the Northern Himalayas of Nepal, Upper Mustang is the most preserved region in the world. Upper Mustang offers an adventurous journey that begins from the world’s deepest gorge Kaligandaki Region and into world’s highest regions of Lo-Mangthang Valley. The trail passes through an adversely barren landscape, passes, glacier lakes, and panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and several other peaks. Apart from the scenic beauty, one can explore the thousand years of an old monastery, caves, local tribes and the pure and simple Tibetan culture that has been passed down the age unaffected by the modernized world.
6. Jomsom Muktinath Trek
One of the classical Treks in the Annapurna Region, Jomsom Muktinath Trek is an ideal way of acquainting ourselves with the life in Trans-Himalaya. The route leads to the world’s deepest gorge at Kali Gandaki Valley, across the looming views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and other mountains, crossing the woods of blooming rhododendron, and traveling through the culturally rich highland villages. Wine tasting at Marpha, which is famous for its apple orchard, and paying homage to the Muktinath temple are major attractions of this trek.
7. Langtang Circuit Trek
Despite of being fairly close to the capital city of Kathmandu, the Langtang region still remains devoid of modernization and urbanization. The ethnic inhabitants here are raw and unique. If one is willing to explore the local villages and the Tibetan culture that presides over them, then Langtang Circuit Trek is the right option. The entire region is dominated by landscapes, rhododendron, oak forest and the loud roar of the Bhotekoshi River. The Langtang Circuit Trek is a must experience for all kinds of trekkers.
8. Rara Trek
Rara Trek offers you with the best scenic view of the northwestern side of Nepal. Amidst the region lies Rara National Park, which is one of the best places in Nepal to see wildlife- musk deer, leopards, ghorals, tahr, Himalayan black beer, and migratory birds during specific seasons. Country’s largest lake, Rara Lake, which flows through this region, is an ideal habitat of the national bird- Danfe. The trail is very much “off the beaten path” and affords glimpses of culture and scenery very different from those in the rest of the country.
9. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
This particular Trekking route is small but covers an ample area of the Annapurna circuit. This trek is designed for people who do not have time to trek, but still wish to take all the advantage. The routes traces around the ethnic Magar Villages, rhododendron forest, and an incomparable view of some of the highest peaks. The top of the Poonhill offers a priceless view of the sunrise. This trail attracts thousands of trekkers, domestic and international, every year.
10. Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek is known as one of the best trekking trails in the world. This trial is famous for splendid forests, amazing waterfalls and majestic cliffs. The trail passes through four impartially unique and beautiful regions- Lamjung, Manang, Mustang and Myagdi. Apart from experiencing nature in its purest form, this trek allows you to explore the rich rural culture that presides over the villages that you will come across along your journey. This circuit trek has amazing landscapes consisting of rivers, peaks, vegetation and wildlife. The experience of gazing the snow-clad mountains above you and the beauty of the landscape around you is one that is completely worth the investment of your time and money.
Mentioned above are only a few of many more beautiful and trekking destinations of Nepal. Please let us know if you desire to know about any other treks you have probably heard about. Share with us your trekking experience, in the similar places as mentioned above or new ones.