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Best Treks in Nepal -The Ultimate Guide for Top 10 Nepal Trek

Best Treks in Nepal

Published Date :30 Jun, 2019

Are you looking for trekking in Nepal? And trying to find one of the Best Treks in Nepal for your lifetime experience. The Best Treks in Nepal depends on each of trekker’s interest, trip duration, budget, and trek style, the goal of trekking, weather, and trekking season. Those factors play a role to make different for the same trek. Suppose, Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek can be Best Treks in Nepal during the autumn and springtime due to favorable weather but it can’t be Best Time to Trek in Nepal during monsoon and winter season even for the same person.
Nepal is exciting as a small country in the world map and known as the kingdom of the Himalayan, where Eight out of Ten world highest mountains are in Nepal. So, it is one of the most favorite places for adventure lover and mountaineers. Likewise, Nepal has geographical diversity, cultural richness, and home of the sage and birthplace of Lord Buddha. The lowest land 65 meters from sea level at Kechana Jhapa to top of the world 8,848m at Mt. Everest is in Nepal. We have all the different climate in the world can find in here; almost every one-hour walking distance can find different weather. This is a lively cultural museum, sacred place, ancient’s historical sites and full of art and architecture. Nepal is one of the best trekking destinations for every trekker around the world and fulfills their requirements. According to the Nepal Tourism Board, 16 % of the tourist had done trekking and mountaineering activities from the total 1,173,072 number of the tourist in 2018.

You must be clarified with a few relevant aspects of trekking before chose the best trek in Nepal. Here are some factors which help to make your best trip in the Himalaya.

  • What level of trekking difficulty are you looking for?
  • How many days trekking are you searching?
  • Are you looking for a remote wilderness trekking or normal tea house trekking?
  • What is your budget for the Trek or it doesn’t big matter for you?
  • During which seasons are you trekking in Nepal? (Some treks are not recommended during the monsoon and winter season, if you have only this time for trekking then there are also some specific treks for certain time. Upper Mustang, Dolpo, Annapurna Short Trek are Best Treks in Nepal during Monsoon and summer. Likewise, lower elevation trek is suitable even for the winter season. Poon Hill, Langtang Valley, Helambu, Everest View trek, Chisapani Nagarkot, etc, are best winter treks in Nepal.)
  • Looking for adventures camping treks in remote (also sometimes named ‘adventure treks’) or the simpler teahouse treks?
  • Is someone coming with you? Or only yourself? For the Restricted Area Trek, you need special permits; to obtain this requires a minimum of two people through the register trekking company at the list a Nepali guide or porter.

Here are many trekking routes in Nepal with its own distinct features and category. So, it is quite complicated to chose one of the Best Trek in Nepal among the bunch of alternative routes. It depends on your personal choice, time duration and budget ceiling to chose Best Trekking in Nepal. To make an easier choice, here we at Nepal Mother House present Top 10 Best Treks in Nepal according to its popularity and clients feedback.

 

Top 10 Best Treks in Nepal:

1. Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Days - Best Treks in Nepal

The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world. It is one of the Best Treks in Nepal, goes through the world highest National Park “Sagarmatha” and following the footprint of legendary mountaineers. You have a chance lifetime experience of unique Sherpa culture, live hood and view of the top of the world while on the Everest Base Camp Hike. This is one of the Best Trekking in Nepal in term of mountains scenery, the snowcapped mountains surrounded to you just a few distances. You have a wonderful view of mountains including Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Lobuche and many more.

Overview

Trekking Destination: Everest Base Camp, Khumbu

Trip Length:  16 Days

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Max Elevation: (5,550m)  Kalapathar

Accommodation: Teahouse + Hotel

Accessible in Winter (Dec to Feb): Yes ! It is Possible.

Transport: Private Vehicle, Airplane

Best Time of the Year: Sept - Nov and Mar - May

Required Permits: Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Fee & TIMS (Trekkers Information Management Systeam) Card.

Average Walking Time:  4 to 5 Hours / Day

Average Walking Distance: 20 to 25 KM / Day

Pricing: Everest Base Camp Trek Cost more details

Start: Lukla             

End: Lukla

 

2. Manaslu Circuit Trek 11 Days -Best Trekking Routes in Nepal

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a recently developed tea house trek on the lap of the Manaslu -the 8th highest mountain in the world. As Manaslu Circuit Trek restricted area trekking you have experience of low land to High Himalayan plateau offering dramatic mountains scenery and Tibetan culture. Manaslu Circuit Trek starts at Lapubesi (884m) after driving from Kathmandu and goes along the bank of Budhigandaki River, various rural villages and amazing mountains scenery, Buddhist Monastery, Stupa, Chorten, tranquil Glacier Lake, Glacier and cross over the Larkya La Pass (5,160m) and end at Dharapani. To avoid the crowds of trekkers Manaslu Circuit is one of the Best Treks in Nepal. It can do in 11 days as a short version of Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Overview:

Trekking Destination: Manaslu Circuit, Gorkha

Trip Length:  11 Days

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Max Elevation: (5,160m)  Larkya La Pass

Accommodation: Teahouse + Homestay + Hotel

Accessible in Winter (Dec to Feb): Yes ! But High Risk.

Transport: Private / Public Vehicle

Best Time of the Year: Sept - Nov and Mar - May

Required Permits: ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project), MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project), Manaslu Reatricated Area Special Permits &  TIMS (Trekkers Information Management Systeam) Card.

Average Walking Time:  5 to 6 Hours / Day (Except day of Pass)

Average Walking Distance: 22 to 27 KM / Day (Except day of Pass)

Pricing: Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost more details

Start: Lapubesi

End: Dharapani

 

3. Annapurna Circuit Trek 10 Days - Best Trekking Routes in Nepal

Annapurna Circuit is one of the Best Trekking Routes in Nepal. The trek starts at Chame (2,670m) the district headquarter of Manang after driving from Kathmandu and end trans Himalayan regional Jomsom through the adventure Thorong La Pass (5,416m). The trail follows the Marsyangdi river bank with typical semi Tibetan village, Buddhist Monastery, Chorten, culture and lifestyle. Annapurna Circuit Trek can do in 10 days as shorter from due to road access all the way to Manag and Muktinath. But I like to spend more time such in sacred Himalayan, there are several side trip from Manang. During on short time hiking, you have various experiences from low-level jungle to high alpine, lush valley, up to arid peaks, various terrains, wildlife, culture, natural beauty, and wonderful snowcapped mountain scenery, so this trek also known as Best Trekking Routes in Nepal. The Short Annapurna Circuit Trek rewarded worm hospitality and adventure experience.

Overview:

Trekking Destination: Annapurna Circuit, Manang

Trip Length:  10 Days

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Max Elevation: (5,416m)  Thorong  La Pass

Accommodation: Teahouse + Hotel

Accessible in Winter (Dec to Feb): Yes ! But Risk.

Transport: Public / Private Vehicle / Airplane / Tourist Bus

Best Time of the Year: Sept - Nov and Mar - May

Required Permits: ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) & TIMS (Trekkers Information Management Systeam) Card.

Average Walking Time:  4 to 5 Hours / Day (Except day of Pass)

Average Walking Distance: 20 to 25 KM / Day (Except day of Pass)

Pricing: Annapurna Circuit Trek Cost more details

Start: Chame

End: Jomsom

 

4. Poon Hill ABC Trek 14 Days - Best Trekking Routes in Nepal

Poon Hill ABC Trek is a combination of two different treks Ghorepani Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp Trek. This is one of the Best Trekking Routes in Nepal, goes on the lap of Annapurna Himalayan Range with amazing mountains scenery and dissimilar culture. Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill Trek start at Nayapul after about 2 hours scenic drive from beautiful touristic city Pokhara, and walk along with the villages, farm trace with the beautiful rhododendron jungle and hospitable cultural Villages. Spring and autumn are Best Time to Trek in Nepal. Even though, to see colorful rhododendron jungle with beautiful mountains scenery Spring (especially mid-March to April) is the best time to trek in Nepal. Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp itself most popular viewpoint for sunrise and sunset. Annapurna Base Camp trek with Poon Hill is the best trek in Nepal to explore the splendor of the Annapurna region in a two-week trek.

Overview:

Trekking Destination: Annapurna Base Camp, Kaski

Trip Length:  14 Days

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Max Elevation: (4,130m)  Annapurna Base Camp

Accommodation: Teahouse + Hotel

Accessible in Winter (Dec to Feb): Yes ! It is Possible.

Transport: Public / Private Vehicle / Airplane / Tourist Bus

Best Time of the Year: Sept - Nov and Mar - May

Required Permits: ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) & TIMS (Trekkers Information Management Systeam) Card.

Average Walking Time:  4 to 5 Hours

Average Walking Distance: 20 to 25 KM

Pricing: Poon Hill ABC Trek Cost more details

Start: Nayapul

End: Siwai/Matque

 

5. Kanchanjunga Base Camp Trek 24 Days - Best trek in Nepal

Kanchanjunga Base Camp Trek is a recently open tea house trek in the north-eastern part of Nepal nearby Tibet and India border. This is trip in the 3rd highest peak in the world Mt. Kanchanjunga an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) with a distinctive culture, natural beauty and mountains landscape. The trek is inside the Kanchanjunga Conservation Area Project, it is of home to some of Asia’s most exotic wildlife such as Red Panda, Snow Leopard, and Himalayan Goat. The Kanchanjunga Base Camp Trek starts from Suketar / Taplejung after flying from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and drive and heading to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp to South Base Camp through the Sele La Pass (4,290m), that’s why it knows as Kanchanjunga Circuit Trek also. Jannu viewpoint/Khumbhakarna View Point in part of North Base Camp is one of the best viewpoints for mountain scenery and glacier marine. This is one of the Best treks in Nepal to avoid the crowded of trekkers and walk most beautiful mother nature with untouched Nepalese culture.

Overview:

Trekking Destination: Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, Taplejung

Trip Length:  24 Days

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Max Elevation: (4,290m) Sele La Pass, (4,440m) Sinion La & (4,480m) Mairgin La

Accommodation: Teahouse + Homestay + Hotel

Accessible in Winter (Dec to Feb): No ! It is Risk.

Transport: Public / Private Vehicle / Airplane

Best Time of the Year: Sept - Nov and Mar - May

Required Permits: KCAP (Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project),  Kanchenjunga Reatricated Area Special Permits &  TIMS (Trekkers Information Management Systeam) Card.

Average Walking Time:  4 to 5 Hours / Day (Except day of Pass)

Average Walking Distance: 20 to 25 KM / Day (Except day of Pass)

Pricing: Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Cost more details

Start: Taplejung

End: Taplejung

 

6. Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days- Best Trekking Places in Nepal to Explore Unique Culture

The Langtang Valley Trek is one of the best treks in Nepal inside the Langtang National Park, located North of Kathmandu, Rasuwa district, nearby Tibet Boarder. This is one of the Shortest trek from Kathmandu to explore high mountains scenery, Glacier, Lakes, Icefall and untouched Tibetan culture. Except for the enchanting scenery and natural beauty, this is the best trek to encounter rare wildlife and various vegetations. Specially, Langtang Valley Trek is most popular for the Red Panda, wild Honey Hunting, and Yak Cheese. Kyangjin Ri (4,773 m) & Cherko Ri (4,984m) are a vantage point for 360-degree snowcapped mountain view and to observe icefall in the closest distance. Langtang Valley Trek can do in 7 days as the shortest version of a trip without any hazard in the high Himalayan region. The trek is ideal to see distinctive Tamang culture, tradition, Monastery, Chorten, and belief of Bonpo Buddhism. If you are looking for a week trek in the Himalayan, definitely Short Langtang Valley Trek would be one of the best options.

Overview:

Trekking Destination: Langtang Valley, Rasuwa

Trip Length: 7 Days

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Max Elevation: (4773 m) Kyangjin Ri & (4,984M) Cherko Ri

Accommodation: Teahouse + Hotel

Accessible in Winter (Dec to Feb): Yes ! It is Possible.

Transport: Public / Private Vehicle

Best Time of the Year: Sept - Nov and Mar - May

Required Permits: Langtang National Park Permit & TIMS (Trekkers Information Management Systeam) Card.

Average Walking Time:  4 to 5 Hours / Day

Average Walking Distance: 20 to 25 KM / Day

Pricing: Short Langtang Valley Trek Cost more details

Start: Syabrubesi

End: Syabrubesi

 

7. Upper Mustang Trek 18 Days -Restricted Area Best Trekking Trail in Nepal

Upper Mustang is a forbidden Kingdom, the trek was not open till 1992 due to culturally and geo-politically insightful region. Upper Mustang was separate Kingdom within the boundary of Nepal until 1950, so the King was officially recognized by the Government of Nepal in thises time also. As Upper Mustang situated behind the gigantic mountains range of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri being isolated area nearby Tibet border, so they had very little get in touch with the mainstream of Nepal. As a result, the culture of here is untouched by modernization, can see the real livelihood of mountain people, Tibetan culture, unspoiled nature, a centuary old Buddhist monastery from 13th and ancients cave civilization. The incredible Jhong cave at Chhoser village represents century old civilization especially art, painting, and architecture by 5th stories cave with 144 rooms.

As Upper Mustang lies in the rain shadow area, the arid land surrounded by colorful rocks with remarkable configuration. Upper Mustang Trek is one of the Best Treks in Nepal during Monsoon due to less rain falling and appropriate climate for the journey. Upper Mustang Trek is in the restricted area you need special trekking permit at list two people and a guide through the government register company. This is one of the Best Trekking Trail in Nepal to explore unique Tibetan culture, people's lifestyle, amazing landscape, and wonderful snowcapped mountains view.

Overview:

Trekking Destination: Upper Mutang, Mustang

Trip Length:  14 Days

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Max Elevation: (4,1406m)  Annapurna Base Camp

Accommodation: Teahouse + Hotel

Accessible in Winter (Dec to Feb): No! It is Risk.

Transport: Public / Private Vehicle / Airplane / Tourist Bus

Best Time of the Year: Sept - Nov and Mar - May

Required Permits: ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project), Upper Mustang Restricted Area Permit & TIMS (Trekkers Information Management Systeam) Card.

Average Walking Time:  4 to 5 Hours / Day

Average Walking Distance: 20 to 25 KM / Day

Pricing: Upper Mustang Trek Cost more details

Start: Jomsom

End: Jomsom

 

8. Annapurna Short Trek 3 Days -Best Trek in Nepal for Beginners, Family, Elderly Age

Annapurna Short Trek is the Best Short Treks in Nepal, suitable for beginners, family and elderly age people. This trek can do in 2 nights 3 days from the bueatiful city Pokhara after 3 to 4 hours drive to Ulleri, plesent walk in the Rhododendron jungle, rural villages with amazing sunrise and sunset mountains view from Poon Hill ( 3,210m).  The panoramic view of snowcapped mountain Dhaolagiri from west to Manaslu can be seen from Ghorepani and poon hill. If you are looking for short trek with different activities flavor then Annapurna Short Trek is Best Trekking Routes in Nepal. This is Best Treks in Nepal during monsoon and best winter treks in nepal for Beginners. It can be combine with Chitwan Jungle Safari and white water rafting also.

Overview:

Trekking Destination: Annapurna Base Camp, Kaski

Trip Length:  14 Days

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Max Elevation: (4,1406m)  Annapurna Base Camp

Accommodation: Teahouse + Hotel

Accessible in Winter (Dec to Feb): Yes ! It is Possible even monsoon also.

Transport: Public / Private Vehicle / Airplane / Tourist Bus

Best Time of the Year: Sept - Nov and Mar - May

Required Permits: ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) & TIMS (Trekkers Information Management Systeam) Card.

Average Walking Time:  4 to 5 Hours / Day

Average Walking Distance: 20 to 25 KM / Day

Pricing: Annapurna Short Trek Cost more details

Start: Nayapul

End: Nayapul

 

9. Makalu Base Camp Trek 20 Days - Off The Beaten Path Trail Best Treks in Nepal

Makalu Base Camp Trek is on the lap of the 5th highest mountain in the world Mt. Makalu (8,485m). This is one of the adventures trekking in the wilderness with untouched culture and natural beauty. If you are looking for less crowded trekking in the Himalayan, then Makalu Base Camp Trek is the best option. This trek can do as a tea house and homestay basic nowadays. As Makalu Base Camp Trek is in the Makalu Barun National Park, it offers different wildlife and vegetations. The trip commences from Chichila after an hour flight to Tumlingtar and goes through the villages and lushness with verdant rhododendron forests at lower part and high-altitude terrains with snowcapped mountains scenery at high elevation. Makalu Base Camp Trek is an ideal trek to the nature lover who wishes to avoid trekker traffic.

Overview:

Trekking Destination: Makalu Base Camp, Sankhuwasabha

Trip Length:  24 Days

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Max Elevation: (4,1406m)  Annapurna Base Camp

Accommodation: Teahouse + Hotel

Accessible in Winter (Dec to Feb): No ! It is not Possible.

Transport: Public / Private Vehicle / Airplane / Tourist Bus

Best Time of the Year: Sept - Nov and Mar - May

Required Permits: Makalu Barun National Park  Permit & TIMS (Trekkers Information Management Systeam) Card.

Average Walking Time:  4 to 5 Hours / Day

Average Walking Distance: 20 to 25 KM / Day

Pricing: Makalu Base Camp Trek Cost more details

Start: Nayapul

End: Nayapul

 

10. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek 9 Days -Best Trekking Routes in Nepal

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek is an ideal trip to see the roof of the world Mount Everest (8,848m) in the shortest time. This is the same form of EBC trek, but take incredible flight from Everest Base Camp by helicopter. Trek in heart of the Himalayan, the homeland of mighty Sherpas, inimitable traditions, Buddhist culture, highest National Park in the world Sagarmatha, splendid mountains view, Glacier, Lakes with amazing helicopter flight is an unforgettable experience in your lifetime. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek embark on Tenjin Hilari Airport at Lukla by a short flight from Kathmandu and walk through the Sherpa villages along the Bank of Dudh Koshi River, cross the suspension bridge as baby swing and get in an ancient trading hub Namche Bazaar, holy place Tengbuche and fainally rech in lap of Mt. Everest. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek is Best Hikes in Nepal to visit the third pole of the world in the shortest time and explore Sherpa culture.

Overview:

Trekking Destination: Everest Base Camp, Khumbu, Sagarmatha

Trip Length:  14 Days

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Max Elevation: (5,360m)  Everest Base Camp & (5,560m) Kalapatthar

Accommodation: Teahouse + Hotel

Accessible in Winter (Dec to Feb): Yes ! It is Possiblebut Risk.

Transport: Public / Private Vehicle / Airplane / Helicopter

Best Time of the Year: Sept - Nov and Mar - May

Required Permits: Sagarmatha National Park Permit & TIMS (Trekkers Information Management Systeam) Card.

Average Walking Time:  4 to 5 Hours / Day

Average Walking Distance: 20 to 25 KM / Day

Pricing: EBC Heli Trek  Cost more details

Start: Lukla

End: Lukla


There are different trekking routes in Nepal. Each trekking route has its value and importance. You may have some clue to chose Best Treks in Nepal from this page. Just select one of the trekking for your lifetime experience in Nepal. If you require any further information, please feel free to contact Nepal Mother House at any time.

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