Nepal is famous for adventure and trekking.

The terrain of the Nepalese Himalayas offers a number of stunning trekking routes. It is rather unfair to name just one trek in Nepal as the best. In fact, the perception of “the best” is actually  very subjective and depends on person to person.

The best treks in Nepal for the one can be found by looking at the one’s preferences over the features offered by the trekking.

The best trek for one can depend on his/her choice of difficulty, number of days for trekking, budget and trek style, etc. 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 camping

The Everest Base camp trek is the best option for the one looking to explore the Sherpa villages and to relish the spectacular close up views of  the world highest mountains. 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 reaching the base camp of Mount Everest is also considered the adventure of the highest sorts.

Experience the glory of walking on the trail traversed by legendary mountaineers as  you pass through beautiful Everest High Passes, roaring Dudhkoshi River, renowned Namche bazaar, serene Imjatse valley and several Buddhist Monasteries on the trail accompanied by the beautiful Himalayan vista.

 

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

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 and explore the rich cultural and natural diversity of the Annapurna region. The trek offers an amazing view  of the Annapurnas, Macchupucchre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang Himal.

Despite the controversy over continuing 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 process as it traverses the variety of landscapes from jungle to high alpine, lush valley and up to arid peaks passing through hospitable villages through 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 an extremely remarkable trek flaunting remarkable panoramas of the peaks on the Nepal-Tibet border. The trek goes around the stunning Mount Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world, and reaches its highest at Larkya Pass which offers magnificent views of Manaslu.The trail traverses fabulous mountain panorama, Hindu and Tibetan-style villages, culturally fascinating vicinity of ancient Buddhist monasteries and irrefutably challenging Mountain Passes. Manaslu Circuit trekking route is diverse, remote, secluded and enriched topography, offering a fabulous experience for the one looking to take an adventurous journey to explore the scenic beauty of the Himalayan region. No wonder the trail is considered to be one of the best treks in Nepal.

Restrictions: 

A minimum of two trekkers accompanied by a Nepali guide or Porter is required for a permit to trek the Manaslu Circuit, 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 relatively easy and short trekking along terraced farmlands, beautiful rhododendron forest and hospitable Gurung Villages. The trek is exceptionally beautiful during the spring when the rhododendron forest  is in bloom with the panorama of the high mountains on the vista. The spectacular sunrise view over the panorama of Annapurna range is the highlight of the trek.This is the best trek in Nepal to explore the beauty and hospitality 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 known 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 with tranquil rural landscape. The trek offers exposure to the  unique culture of Tamang community and an opportunity to  see the beautiful glaciers at a relatively low altitude. The Langtang valley offers the exceptionally stunning view mountain panorama. The trek is an ideal option for the one looking to explore the rich Tamang culture, beautiful landscape and vegetation of the Langtang region.

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 retain 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: 

A minimum of two trekkers accompanied by a Nepali guide or Porter is required for a permit to trek the Upper Mustang, so 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. Kanchanjunga Base Camp Trek:

Kanchanjunga Base Camp Trek- Best trek in Nepal

The journey to the Camp of the world second highest peak in the world, Mount Kanchajunga, explores the culture and natural beauty of the eastern NepalThe 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 the unspoiled exposure to the local culture and  wonderful nature, making it the rewarding adventure.

Restrictions: 

A minimum of two trekkers accompanied by a Nepali guide or Porter is required for a permit to trek the Kanchanjunga Base Camp, so make sure you have a Trekking Partner or a trekking agency for the trek.

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 through hospitable villages, over high passes, and through picturesque valleys, before eventually arriving at the base of mighty Mount Annapurna. The trek combines so many different landscapes and brings the trekkers so close to the base 8,000 m high peaks 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 an exceptional trek to the Gokyo valleythrough forests filled, numerous suspension bridges, scenic ridges with shrines on top, charming little hamlets, the alpine valleys and glacial moraines. The views of the five Emerald Lakes together in the shadow of the majestic mountain peaks in the Gokyo Valley are 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 truly 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 crossing of the three high passes  Nagdalo La (5350m), Shey La (5000m) and Jeng La (5110m)involve long climbs and long descents. The trekking in this region is very challenging, but it is highly rewarded with the 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 exceptionally beautiful, but including all of them was not possible for us. 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 wishlist? Tell us which these trekking did you loved the most and what were its highlight?

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