Nepal is famous for adventure and trekking.

The terrain of the Nepalese Himalayas offers various stunning trekking routes. It is rather unfair to name one as the best trek in Nepal. As, these routes are different and best on their own way.

You can find the best treks that suits you by looking at the features offered by those treks.

The best trek for one depends on his/her choice of difficulty. Also, number of days you spend for treks. The budget and trek style also plays role in shaping your treks. Here, we have listed down the ten best treks in Nepal  based on popularity, scenery, culture, and price.

Find out which treks in Nepal is the best for you and meets your preferences

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1. Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp Trek is the best option for those looking to relish the spectacular close up views of the world’s highest mountains.  This trek offers you a chance to explore the Sherpa villages and their lifestyles.  This is one of the best treks in Nepal and offers an exclusive trekking experience.

Reaching the summit of the world’s highest Mountain, Mount Everest may be the pinnacle of all the adventures.  But, walking to the base camp of Mount Everest is no less adventurous.

In this trek, you experience the glorious walk on the footprints of legendary mountaineers. En route you pass through beautiful High Passes and roaring Dudhkoshi River. Along with renowned Namche bazaar, serene Imjatse valley and several Buddhist Monasteries on the trail.

Overview

Max Elevation5,600 m, Kala Patthar
Days12 Days
Trekking DifficultyMedium
RemotenessNot Remote  (High number of trekkers per year)
PricingMedium (USD spent/day)
Best SeasonMarch to May and October to November.
Accommodation TypeTeahouse
Restricted PermitsNo
Required PermitsTIMS

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2. Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek- Best Trekking in Nepal

Annapurna Circuit is one of the most famous trekking routes in Nepal. The trail traverses a variety of terrain in the Annapurna region.  And explore the rich cultural and natural diversity. The trek offers an amazing view of the Annapurnas, Macchupucchre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang Himal.

Despite the issues on road construction, Annapurna Circuit Trek is still one of Nepal’s greatest treks. The trek offers ample of cultural and natural beauty to awe-inspire any visitors in the region.

The trail allows a gentler acclimatization as you traverse the variety of landscapes. From jungle to 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,  Thorong La Pass
Days14
Trekking DifficultyModerate
RemotenessNot Remote
PricingCheap (USD spent/day)
Best SeasonMarch to May and October to November.
Accommodation TypeTeahouse
Restricted PermitsNo
Required PermitsACAP, TIMS

3. Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a remarkable trek flaunting amazing panoramas of the peaks on the Nepal-Tibet border. The trek goes around the stunning Mount Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world. In this trek you  reach the highest at Larkya Pass along with other challenging Mountain Passes. The trail traverses Hindu and Tibetan-style villages. And, diverse cultures of ancient Buddhist monasteries.  Manaslu Circuit trekking route is diverse, remote, secluded and enriched topography. It offers a fabulous experience for those looking for an adventurous journey.  And wish to explore the scenic beauty of the Himalayan region. No wonder, the trail is among the best treks in Nepal.

Restrictions:

This trek demands an at least two trekkers accompanied by a Nepali guide or Porter. And, a restricted area permits to trek. So, make sure you have a Trekking Partner or a trekking agency for the trek.

Overview:

Max Elevation5115m at Larkya Pass
Days15 Days
Trekking DifficultyHard
RemotenessRemote
PricingMedium (USD spent/day)
Best SeasonMarch to May and October to November.
Accommodation TypeGuesthouses & Lodges
Restricted PermitsYes
Required PermitsACAP, MCAP, RAP

4. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

 Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking - Best Trekking Trails

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is much easy and short trekking. In this trek, you walk along the terraced farmlands. Along with the beautiful rhododendron forest and hospitable Gurung Villages. The trek is quite beautiful during the spring when the rhododendron forest is in bloom. Plus, the panorama of the high mountains on the vista is no less alluring. The spectacular sunrise view over the  Annapurna range is the highlight of the trek. This is the best trek in Nepal to explore the beauty of the Annapurna Region in a short period of time.

Overview

Max Elevation3,210 m, Poonhill
Days5
Trekking DifficultyEasy to Moderate
RemotenessNot Remote
PricingCheap
Best SeasonMarch to May and October to November.
Accommodation TypeTeahouse
Restricted PermitsNo
Required PermitsACAP, TIMS

5. Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek- best Trekking in Nepal

The Langtang Valley Trek is popular for its diverse vegetation and cultured villages. The trek offers a great vantage point of Langtang Ri and views of the Annapurnas and Makalu. Despite the proximity to Kathmandu, the region is as wild as any other Tibetan highlands. Surrounded with tranquil rural landscape. The trek offers exposure to the  unique  Tamang  culture and a chance to walk past the beautiful glaciers at a quite low altitude. The Langtang valley offers the stunning view mountain panorama. The trek is an ideal option for the one. Are you looking to explore the rich Tamang culture, beautiful landscape and vegetation? This is the trek for you.

Overview

Max Elevation4,984m, Tserko Ri
Days10
Trekking DifficultyModerate
RemotenessNot Remote  to remote
PricingCheap (USD spent/day)
Best SeasonMarch to May and October to November.
Accommodation TypeTeahouse
Restricted PermitsNo
Required PermitsTIMS

6. Upper Mustang

Upper Mustang- Best Trekking Trail in Nepal

Upper Mustang is a culturally and geo-politically sensitive area and wasn’t open for trekking until 1992. The culture and landscape of the region is close to that of Tibet.  Due to the isolation from the world, the region is able to maintain its centuries old culture and landscape. The 16th century Buddhist monasteries and the caves carved into sheer cliff walls in mustang draws many trekkers to the region. Mustang has a striking terrain of a semi-arid desert with deep ravines and rock shelves, fringed with snowy peaks. Hidden behind the majestic Himalayan ranges, Mustang is a hidden paradise in Nepal. This is a must trek for the one yearning to explore the fascinating landscape and the rich Tibetan culture.

Restrictions

This trek requires at least two trekkers accompanied by a Nepali guide or Porter. Along with a restricted area permit make sure you have a trekking partner or a trekking agency for the trek.

Overview:

Max Elevation3,810 m, Dhakmar
Days14
Trekking DifficultyModerate to Hard
RemotenessVery Remote
PricingHigh (USD spent/day)
Best SeasonMarch to May and October to November.
Accommodation TypeTeahouse
Restricted PermitsYes
Required PermitsACAP , RAP

7. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchanjunga Base Camp Trek- Best trek in Nepal

This is a  journey to the Camp of the world’s  second highest peak, Mount Kanchenjunga.  In this trek you explore the culture and natural beauty of the eastern Nepal. The journey takes place in the  wild high-mountain terrain, deep into the secluded mountain ranges on Nepal’s border with Sikkim and Tibet. The region is the home to some of the Asia’s most exotic wildlife.  The trek allows exposure to the unspoiled local culture and  wonderful nature making it the rewarding adventure.

Restrictions

This trek requires at least two trekkers accompanied by a Nepali guide or Porter. Along with a restricted area permit make sure you have a trekking partner or a trekking agency for the trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp.

Overview:

Max Elevation 5,160 m, Lapsang Pass
Days20
Trekking DifficultyDifficult
RemotenessVery Remote
PricingHigh (USD spent/day)
Best SeasonMarch to May and October to November.
Accommodation TypeCamping
Restricted PermitsYes
Required PermitsKCA, RAP

8. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Best Trekking Adventure

Wandering through the beautiful hills, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you to the base of Mount Annapurna. The trail passes through hospitable villages and  picturesque valleys .  The trek combines different landscapes and brings the trekkers so close to the base of peaks above 8,000 m in a short period of time.  The trek is the perfect blend of superb natural scenery and rich cultural diversity of Annapurna region. Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is a spectacular, breathtaking walk that rewards trekkers in many ways.

Overview:

Max Elevation  4,320 m, Annapurna Base Camp
Days10
Trekking DifficultyModerate
RemotenessNot Remote
PricingCheap (USD spent/day)
Best SeasonMarch to May and October to November.
Accommodation TypeTeahouse
Restricted PermitsNo
Required PermitsACAP, TIMS

9. Gokyo Ri Trek

Gokyo Ri Trek _ Best Trekking routes in Nepal

With its alluring side glens, turquoise lakes, the country’s  biggest glacier and an arc of snow mountains, the Gokyo valley is the most attractive region in the Khumbu. The Gokyo Ri Trek is a scenic trek to the Gokyo valley through forests and many suspension bridges. Also, the scenic ridges with shrines on top, charming little hamlets, the alpine valleys and glacial moraines beautifies this trek.. The views of the five Emerald Lakes together in the shadow of the majestic mountain peaks in the Gokyo Valley is the main highlight of the Trek. The trek offers the fabulous view of the wonderful ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung located in Khumbu region. This is an ultimate trek for seeking exclusive adventure and scenic grandeur.

Overview:

Max Elevation   5,357m, Gokyo Ri
Days12
Trekking DifficultyModerate
RemotenessRemote
PricingMedium (USD spent/day)
Best SeasonMarch to May and October to November.
Accommodation TypeTeahouse
Restricted PermitsNo
Required PermitsTIMS

10. Upper Dolpo

Upper Dolpo - best Treks in Nepal

Upper Dolpo is a hidden gem of Nepal with its Tibetan style villages, stunning barren landscapes, and picturesque mountain peaks. The region holds a centuries-old culture untouched by the modern world. The trail requires the crossing of the three high passes Nagdalo La (5350m), Shey La (5000m) and Jeng La (5110m). It involves long climbs and strenuous descents. The trekking in this region is very challenging yet rewarding. As it displays most stunning landscapes, spectacular mountain views and an insightful cultural exposure.

Restrictions

A minimum of two trekkers accompanied by a Nepali guide or Porter is required for a permit to trek Upper Dolpo region. So, make sure you have a Trekking Partner or a trekking agency for the trek.

Overview: 

Max Elevation   5,250 m, Kang La Pass
Days22
Trekking DifficultyModerate
RemotenessVery Remote
PricingHigh (USD spent/day)
Best SeasonMarch to May and October to November.
Accommodation TypeCamping
Restricted PermitsYes
Required PermitsRAP

Conclusion

There are many trekking routes in Nepal which are quite beautiful, but including all is quite impossible. So, we may have missed some of your favorite trekking destinations. Which of these treks in Nepal have you accomplished? And, which of these are in your wish list? Tell us which these trekking did you loved the most and what were its highlight?