30 Best Treks in Nepal

By Glorious Himalaya on March 27, 2022 in Travel Tips, Trekking

Trekking in Nepal must probably be on the top of your bucket list after this year-long travel restriction around the globe due to the COVID pandemic. The pandemic has had enough of our patience but now it’s time to travel, relish and create beautiful moments that we were missing for a long! Therefore, we present you the top 30 best treks in Nepal for 2022/23 which is certainly the best way to enjoy your upcoming vacation in Nepal.

Nepal is a beautiful Himalayan country that offers a wide range of travel and adventure options. From trekking to the high mountains, wandering around the heavenly locations, adventure and thrilling activities to cultural and insightful tours, Nepal propounds a wide perspective on nature, history, art, and culture.

Did you know about the diverse landscape of Nepal? The Himalayan region of Nepal is home to some of the highest mountains in the world that lead to off the beaten trails.  The hilly region is full of verdant hills, valleys, forests, and terraced farmland that offer some spectacular views of mountains. And, the Terai region! It is the most fertile land of Nepal full of dense forests and cultivable lands. One can experience variety in terms of weather, climate, topography, and ecosystem as you traverse through different locations between these regions.

With these many options and varieties, one may get confused about where to go and which treks to opt for because every trek in Nepal looks equally alluring and fascinating. Hence, calm down and relax and ask yourself a few questions!

  • How much time do you have for trekking in Nepal?
  • Are you an amateur or an experienced trekker?
  • Are you looking for budget-friendly or luxury treks in Nepal?
  • Which level of trek do you prefer – easy treks, moderate treks, difficult treks, or highly strenuous treks? There are a lot of options for trekking in Nepal!
  • What is the best time to trek in Nepal and in which season are you available?
  • Are you a solo traveler or planning to join a group?

After answering these questions, you can choose amongst the following top 30 best treks in Nepal for 2022/23.

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Table of Contents

  1. 1. Everest Base Camp Trek
  2. 2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  3. 3. Annapurna Circuit Trek
  4. 4. Manaslu Circuit Trek
  5. 5. Upper Mustang Trek
  6. 6. Langtang Valley Trek
  7. 7. Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
  8. 8. Kanchenjunga Base camp Trek
  9. 9. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
  10. 10. Everest Three High Passes Trek
  11. 11. Everest Gokyo Lake Trek
  12. 12. Everest Panorama Trek
  13. 13. Upper Dolpo Trek
  14. 14. Lower Dolpo Trek
  15. 15. Mohare Danda Trek
  16. 16. Mardi Himal Trek
  17. 17. Bhairav Kunda Trek
  18. 18. Tamang Heritage Trek
  19. 19. Helambu Trek
  20. 20. Tsum Valley Trek
  21. 21. Simikot Limi Valley Trek
  22. 22. Api Saipal Himal Trek
  23. 23. Dhampus Sarangkot Trek
  24. 24. Rara Lake Trek
  25. 25. Ganesh Himal Trek
  26. 26. Makalu Base Camp Trek
  27. 27. Nar Phu Valley Trek
  28. 28. Sikles Trek
  29. 29. Lumba Sumba Pass Trek
  30. 30. Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

1) Everest Base Camp Trek

Trekker riding horse during EBC Trek
Trekkers are having a rest along with the horse.

Trip Facts

Region

Everest
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude5,545m
Accommodation TypeTeahouse/Lodge
Trip duration12-15 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, October, November
Trek PermitsSagarmatha National Park Permit and Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit.

Everest Base Camp Trekking is not just a trek but a lifetime achievement. It is a trophy granted by the nature for accomplishing a path to the world’s highest mountain – the Everest. It takes you a step closer to unleashing the raw appeal of the grand mountains. With an adventurous flight to Lukla, a dramatic landing at the Lukla airport, traversing into the core Sherpa culture, Sherpa settlements, forests, glaciers, icefalls, rivers and mountains, Everest Base Camp Trek is a power-packed combo that has so much to offer. The never-ending beauty of mountains and mountainous landscapes that will leave you spellbound.

Moreover, Sagarmatha National Park is the highest national park in the world enriched by a diverse ecosystem that is found only in the high altitudinal region of Nepal. Namche bazaar is a glory of the Sherpa people that depicts the lifestyle, culture, and ethnicity of the humble Sherpas. Last but not the least, the Tengboche monastery, a symbol of spirituality that stands tall as the pride of Tibetan Buddhists and the Himalayas as a whole!

Why Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal?

  • Lifetime achievement of trekking in Nepal
  • A journey to the world’s highest mountain – to the Everest Base Camp.
  • An opportunity to explore the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa people.
  • Wander through the forests and unique landscapes of the Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Diversified floras and faunas within the National Park.
  • Magnificent views of Mount Everest with other mountains like Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, etc.
  • Ancient Tengboche monastery and Khumbu glacier.
  • Panoramic views of mountains from Kalapatthar.

2) Annapurna Base Camp Trek 

En-route to ABC-min
Porter carrying a heavy backpack along the ABC route

Trip Facts 

Region

Annapurna
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude4,130m
Accommodation TypeTeahouse/Lodge
Trip duration8-12 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsAnnapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)

When it comes to the popularity of treks in Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking tops the chart. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most loved and cherished treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Almost 70 percent of visitors who travel to Nepal for trekking opt for this trek. It is an easy trek as compared to other high-altitude treks in Nepal.

The trek traverses through a diverse terrain full of interesting culture and wildlife to applaud the glory of mountains in the Annapurna range. Annapurna Base Camp, also popular as Annapurna Sanctuary is a picturesque location that is often described as a natural paradise by fellow travelers. The mountains rising high one over the other on all sides, the sight is truly intriguing.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking commences from the foothills of Annapurna and passes through different ethnic villages to Annapurna Conservation Area. With the verdant hills, valleys, forests, rivers, and cascading waterfalls in the backdrop of beautiful Himalayas, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is nothing less than a dream come true. Poonhill on the way is a popular point to rejoice in the sunrise and sunset amidst the mountains. Moreover, the close-up views of Annapurna massif, Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Hiunchuli, and Mt. Dhaulagiri from the base camp! No wonder, Annapurna Base Camp is one of the Top 30 Best Treks in Nepal for 2022/23.

Why Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal?

  • Picturesque views of the mountains that will leave you spellbound
  • The popular tourist hub of Nepal – Pokhara.
  • Ghorepani is a beautiful Gurung village in the backdrop of the Himalayas.
  • Mesmerizing views of sunrise and sunset from Poonhill.
  • Trekking inside the premises of Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • A rich ecosystem with varieties of flora and faunas.
  • A peek into the rich and diverse Nepali culture.
  • Trekking to the Macchapucchre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Close-up views of mountains in the Annapurna range that includes mountains like the Annapurna massif, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Macchapucchre, Gangapurna, etc.
  • Natural Hot water springs in Jhinu Danda.
  • Most popular package of trekking in Nepal.

3) Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trekking in Annapurna circuit-min
Maltese travelers are taking a group photo after their successful Thorong La cross.

Trip Facts

Region

Annapurna
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude5,416m
Accommodation TypeTeahouse/Lodge
Trip duration10-12 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsAnnapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)

Annapurna Circuit is a challenging trekking in Nepal that takes you around the Annapurna massif to cross Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters. It starts from the deepest gorge of the world – the Kaligandaki gorge and takes you to the highest mountain pass in the world. You can imagine the variation in terms of terrain, climate, weather, vegetation, and biodiversity as you walk past the villages, forests and mountainous landscape in between Thorong La Pass in the Annapurna region offers some excellent views of Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal, Tukuche peak, Tilicho Peak and many more.

Furthermore, you can visit Muktinath, which is a popular Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage site at an excellent location that offers panoramic views of mountains in the Annapurna region. The ethnic villages, Poonhill, and hot springs at Jhinu Danda are other highlights of the Annapurna circuit trek in Nepal.

Why Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal?

  • Traverse from the deepest gorge of the world to the highest mountain pass in the world.
  • Walk past interesting settlement areas like Jomsom, Manang, and Pisang.
  • Open and wide yak pastures with beautiful views of mountains.
  • Thorong La Phedi and Thorong La Pass at 5416 meters treks in Nepal.
  • Majestic views of mountains like Mt. Annapurna, Thorong Peak, Mt. Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Chulu West Peak, Chulu East Peak, Lamjung Himal, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Himal, etc.
  • Beautiful rivers, lakes, glaciers, and waterfalls.
  • The pious Muktinath! A sacred place for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims.
  • One of the challenging options of trekking in Nepal

4) Manaslu Circuit Trek

Crossing Larkya La
Trekkers crossing Larkya La

Trip Facts 

Region

Manaslu
Trip GradeDifficult
Maximum Altitude5,106 m / 16,752 ft (Larkya La pass)
Accommodation TypeTeahouse/Lodge
Trip duration12-16 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsManaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP), Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), Manaslu Restricted Area Special Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a great choice of all the various available popular treks in Nepal. Unlike the other popular trekking routes in the Annapurna region, the Manaslu region is a quiet, virgin, and less explored region that has preserved its natural beauty intact. The diverse and impressive landscape with a touch of Tibetan culture adds a unique flavor. Moreover, the grandeur of the world’s eighth highest mountain! The Manaslu circuit trek in Nepal is an opportunity to circumambulate around Mt. Manaslu relishing the magnificence of mountains, glaciers and other landscapes in the Manaslu Conservation Area.

The trek commences from the lowlands along the mighty gorges of the Budi Gandaki River. Slowly, the trail climbs up through the Manaslu Conservation Area to Larkya La at 5167 meters. The ascent up to the pass is not a one-shot activity. We traverse through the dense forests, agricultural lands, traditional villages and walk past beautiful rivers, waterfalls and valleys to the pass. It is an off beaten natured trek in Nepal that offers some jaw-dropping views of Mt. Manaslu along with other mountains in the surrounding range.

Why Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal?

  • Jaw-dropping natural beauty trekking in Nepal.
  • Lush hills, verdant valleys, forests, rivers, and charming villages.
  • A rich ecosystem with unique floras and faunas.
  • Manaslu Conservation Area.
  • Larkya La Pass at 5,167 meters, the highest point of this trek.
  • Spectacular views of the highest mountains in the world like Mt. Manaslu, Himlung, and Mt. Annapurna.
  • Friendly people and rich culture.
  • A friendly mix of Nepali and Tibetan culture trekking in Nepal. 

5) Upper Mustang Trekking

Swing bride over the Kali Gandaki River-min
Swing bridge over the Kali Gandaki River

Trip Facts 

Region

Annapurna – Mustang
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude3,840m
Accommodation TypeTeahouse/Lodge
Trip duration8-12 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsUpper Mustang Restricted Area Special Permit & Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

Upper Mustang Trekking in Nepal is a magical journey that escorts you to some fascinating places to explore ancient history and mountain civilization. It takes you to the Upper Mustang region of Nepal which is one of the less explored regions of Nepal. The region introduces you to an ancient Buddhist kingdom – Lo Manthang, which is also popular as the Last Forbidden Kingdom of Nepal. The kingdom treasures some ancient caves, gompa, palaces, and monasteries. The old museums, colorful prayer flags, prayer wheels, and mani walls add to the spirituality of this place.

Apart from the historical and cultural perspective, the peculiar landscape of this region is of great appeal! The arid landscape in the backdrop of wild mountains is a perfect combo that astonishes any travel lover and adventure seeker. A gentle climb up to Nyri La Pass at an elevation of 4010 meters offers some enticing views of Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and many other mountains. Upper Mustang Trek is a remote trekking experience of trekking in Nepal with a few teahouses on the route. We may have to opt for camping accommodation wherever teahouses are not available.

Why Upper Mustang Trek in Nepal?

  • Travel back to the history of the forbidden ancient kingdom of Lo Manthang.
  • Traverse through the rain shadow area enjoying the wild landscapes.
  • Experience the spirituality as you walk past the gompas, chortens, prayer flags, and ancient caves on the way.
  • Enchanting views of Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and many other mountains in the range.
  • Explore the villages, local people and witness the local culture that is similar to that of the Tibetans
  • Experience off-beaten treks in Nepal.

6) Langtang Valley Trekking

Hikers trekking down to Kyanjin Gompa-min
Hikers descending towards Kyanjin Gompa

Trip Facts 

Region

Langtang
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude5,000m
Accommodation TypeTeahouse/Lodge
Trip duration8-10 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsLangtang National Park Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)

Langtang Valley Trekking introduces you to the jaw-dropping beauty of the Langtang valley, which is also popular as the valley of glaciers treks in Nepal. Langtang valley trekking in Nepal starts from the jungle-covered valleys at a lower elevation that climbs up steeply into the wide, barren alpine valleys. The enticing cedar forests, flowers, and dense forests of Langtang National Park, the trail takes you close to a majestic valley that offers some interesting views of mountains such as Langtang Himal, Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma, Manaslu massif, and many other mountains.

Langtang Valley Trek is relatively short and easy with plenty of teahouses on the way for food and accommodation. Though the valley was completely destroyed by the avalanches in the devastating earthquake in Nepal in April 2015, the valley has revived strongly, with a touch of authentic Tamang culture that persisted in that region. Walking along the trail connects you with the humble and traditional Tamang people. It’s an amazing way up to the Langtang valley that enlightens you with the Buddhism religion and Tamang culture. A hike to Kyanjin Ri and a visit to Kyanjin gompa and Yak cheese factory are also some interesting activities that will keep you engaged.

Why Langtang Valley Trek in Nepal?

  • It is one of the most accessible trekking routes in Nepal near the Kathmandu valley.
  • It takes you to the Langtang valley, often regarded as the valley of glaciers.
  • Climb Kyanjin Ri and Tserko Ri for some stunning views of mountains and wild landscapes in the region.
  • Enticing views of mountains such as Langtang Ri, Langtang Himal, Lang sisa, Ganjala Peak, etc.
  • Walk past the rich ecosystem of Langtang Conservation Area.
  • Visit Langtang Gompa and Kyanjin Gompa.
  • A less frequented travel route enriched with natural and cultural experiences.
  • Enjoy the mix of Tibetan Buddhist culture.
  • A delightful experience of trekking in Nepal

7) Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Gosaikunda - A sacred Lake in the Langtang region
Gosaikunda – A sacred Lake in the Langtang region

Trip Facts 

Region

Langtang
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude5,000m (Tserko Ri)
Accommodation TypeTeahouse/Lodge
Trip duration10-14 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsLangtang National Park Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is an advanced version of Langtang Valley Trekking in Nepal. It combines a walk up to Gosaikunda Lake and Laurebina pass to the standard package of Langtang Valley Trekking. It is a moderate-level trek in Nepal that takes you to the Langtang region of Nepal to explore its peaceful environment and serene beauty of nature, floras, and faunas. A bit of wilderness is added to this trek by the majestic mountains that surround the region.

Additionally, you may ascent up to Gosaikunda Lake which is a sacred lake for Hindu pilgrims. It is believed that a holy bath in this lake sets you free from all the sins. The lake has high religious value in Hindu mythology. Besides, the trek is an opportunity to cross Laurebina pass at 4610 meters and cherish the magnificent views of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Gang Chenpo, Naya Kangla, Dorje Lakpa, Kimsung, Yansa Tsenji, and many more.

Why Langtang Gosaikunda Trek in Nepal?

  • One of the sacred treks in Nepal.
  • The beauty of Langtang valley, the valley of glaciers.
  • Picturesque views of snowcapped mountains, waterfalls, villages, forests, meadows, and farmlands.
  • Astonishing views of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Gang Chenpo, NayaKangla, DorjeLakpa, Kimsung, YansaTsenji and many more.
  • Enticing Lirung and Kim Sung Glaciers.
  • Local cheese factory
  • KyanjinRi, TserkoRi and Kyanjin gompa
  • Gosaikunda Lake (Hindus Holy Lake) at an altitude of 4600 meters
  • Pristine air, landscapes, and villages with a mix of Tibetan Buddhist culture.

8) Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking

Kanchenjungha Base Camp-min
Magnificient mountains vista as seen on KBC trek

Trip Facts

Region

Kanchenjunga
Trip GradeChallenging
Maximum Altitude5,150m
Accommodation TypeCommon Teahouse & Camping
Trip duration20-25 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsKanchenjunga Conservation Area Project Entry Permit (KCAP) and Kanchenjunga Restricted Area Special Permit

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is remote trekking in Nepal that takes you to the far eastern region of Nepal which is very less traveled. But the region has a huge charm owning to the craze of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. If you are a true adventure lover and challenge seeker, this is a perfect trek for you! It is not for beginners, it is an adventure trekking in Nepal for a pro who can take challenges and endure whatever comes on the way. It is about three weeks trip into the wild to the land of rhododendron, an endangered species, and home to local Sherpas and Limbus.

The trek passes through Arun Valley into the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area which is home to various rare species of floras and faunas. The trail traverses up from low river valleys and subtropical forests to the alpine grasslands to reach the base camp that offers some splendid views of mountains such as Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Makalu, and many other peaks. Moreover, the region is inhabited by the people of Sherpa, Rai, Limbu, and the Gurung community. A walk through these local settlements is an opportunity to get some amazing insights into people, their culture, and their lifestyle.

Why Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek in Nepal?

  • One of the challenging treks in Nepal – takes you to the virgin and seldom visited regions of Nepal.
  • Follow the Tamur and Ghunsa rivers to their source i.e. to the northwest side of Kanchenjunga Himal.
  • Majestic views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world.
  • Cross Mirgin La Pass at 4500 meters and walk towards Kanchenjunga Base Camp.
  • Applaud the raw appeal of the Kanchenjunga massif, mountains in the Makalu range, and other surrounding peaks.
  • Traverse through some remote Gurung, Limbu, and Rai villages.
  • Get some insights on locals and their unique lifestyles during Kanchenjunga trekking in Nepal.

9) Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

Ghorepani Trek
Malaysian trekkers giving a pose for the photo at Poon Hill (3,210m)

Trip Facts

Region

Annapurna
Trip GradeEasy
Maximum Altitude3,210m
Accommodation TypeTeahouse/Lodge
Trip duration5-7 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsAnnapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is a top-rated trek in Nepal inside the Annapurna region. For, it is the easiest and shortest treks in Nepal that offers some mesmerizing views of mountains along with enticing sunrise and sunset views. It is a family trek that can be accomplished by anyone from any age group. It starts from the vibrant city of Pokhara where you can take a sneak peek of the lakes, hills, and mountains. Ghorepani Pool Hill trek takes you along the lush hills and charming local villages to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is an appealing Gurung village that lies in the backdrop of the beautiful Annapurna massif.

Trekking in Nepal towards the Poonhill at 3,210 meters is a spectacular point that offers panoramic views of mountains in the Annapurna range. In the morning and evening, we can see the sunrise and sunset amidst the snow-covered mountains, which is a joyous moment that our eyes can endeavor. Besides, the peaceful environment, the melody of the birds chirping, a hike to this location is a meditation to our heart, mind, and soul.

Why Ghorepani Poonhill Trek in Nepal?

  • One of the popular short and easy treks in Nepal.
  • A family trek in Nepal that can be accomplished by anyone from any age group.
  • No risk of altitude sickness treks in Nepal.
  • The vibrant and touristic city of Pokhara.
  • Walk past the local villages along the lush and verdant hills to Ghorepani, a popular Gurung village.
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of mountains along with sunrise and sunset views from Poonhill.

10) Everest Three High Passes Trek

Chola-pass-trek
Travelers set a camp at Chola during high passes trek

Trip Facts

Region

Everest
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude5,545m
Accommodation TypeTeahouse/Lodge
Trip duration18-20 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, October, November
Trek PermitsSagarmatha National Park Permit and Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit.

Everest region holds the pride of having the world’s highest mountain i.e. Everest. No wonder, trekking to this region is comparatively demanding owning to its high altitude. Everest High Passes Trekking is one of the most demanding treks in the Everest region where one can explore the less explored sections of the Everest.

In this adventure trekking in Nepal, we cross three high passes that lie above 5,000 meters. Crossing Kongma La passes at 5,340 meters, Chola Pass at 5,420 meters and Renjo La pass at 5,340 meters in a single trek is not a joke. Likewise, the Everest Three High Pass trek is an opportunity to conquer Everest base camp, climb Kalapatthar and explore Gokyo Lake in a single shot. Anyone who loves challenges and is ready for physically demanding treks in Nepal can opt for this journey. It not only connects you with the wilderness of mountains but allows you to know about the traditional life of people living in those regions.

Why Everest Three High Passes Trek in Nepal?

  • It is an all-in-one trek to the Everest region of Nepal.
  • An opportunity to trek to the remote and untouched sections of the Everest region.
  • Trekking along with three high passes above 5000 meters (namely Renjo La Pass, Chola Pass, and Kongma La Pass).
  • Climb up to the Everest Base Camp and hike up to Kalapatthar.
  • Astonishing views of mountains such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku, and many more.
  • Walk through the Sherpa villages and explore their culture from close.
  • Most challenging and demanding experience of trekking in Nepal

11) Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking

Gokyo Ri
Trekkers climbing Gokyo Ri ridge for the stunning glacier  views

Trip Facts 

Region

Everest
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude5,360m
Accommodation TypeTeahouse/Lodge
Trip duration12-15 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsSagarmatha National Park Permit and Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit.

Everest Gokyo Lake Trip is mesmerizing trekking in Nepal that takes you to a magical mountain valley with gorgeous glacial-fed lakes embedded in it. Located in the Everest region of Nepal, it is the best alternative trek in Nepal to the popular Everest Base Camp Trekking. With this trek, you can explore some less explored and less crowded sections of the Everest region. Though the route doesn’t take you to the Everest Base Camp, you can enjoy the best of it.

The maximum height that a trekker gains during this trek is at Gokyo Ri which is at the same altitude as Everest Base Camp. From the Gokyo Ri, you can relish some stunning views of Mt. Everest along with the other mountains like Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Makalu, etc in the region. The serene emerald-colored Gokyo Lakes is surrounded by snow-clad mountains on all sides; it’s truly a surreal view to watch from above the Gokyo Ri.

Trekking in Nepal to Gokyo Lake is an adventure journey that offers a lot of variety. You can climb up to a high mountain pass and explore the scenic views of mountains, mountain valleys, glaciers, and glacial lakes.

Summary of the trip itinerary

Gokyo Lake trip begins with a flight to Lukla and proceeds with a hike along Dudhkoshi River to Phakding. You’ll enter into Sagarmatha National Park and pass small Sherpa settlements on the way to Namche. From Namche, the trail climbs up to Gokyo valley via Machhermo village. You can interact with locals as you open up to the wide beauty of mountains, glaciers, and calm Gokyo lakes.

Why Everest Gokyo Lake Trek in Nepal?

  • An off beaten trekking in Nepal along a less-crowded route in the Everest region of Nepal
  • Hike to Gokyo Ri, which is a spectacular location to admire the surreal combination of turquoise-colored Gokyo lakes in the backdrop of majestic Himalayas
  • The beguiling beauty of the tranquil and serene Gokyo Lakes in the Gokyo valley
  • Trek through Sagarmatha National Park exploring the exotic floras and faunas of high altitudinal regions.
  • Iconic views of the world’s high mountains such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Makalu, etc
  • Most mesmerizing experience of trekking in Nepal

12) Everest Panorama Trekking

Everest Panorama Trek
A crowd of trekkers along with  monastery, prayer flags, and Himalayan vistas as seen on Everest trek

Trip Facts 

Region

Everest
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude3,880m
Accommodation TypeTeahouse/Lodge
Trip duration6-8 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsSagarmatha National Park Permit and Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit.

The Everest region is a treasure of Nepal as it recognizes the country as a home to the world’s highest mountain – the Everest. Everest Panorama Trekking is one of the shortest and easiest treks in Nepal to the Everest region which is also popular as Everest View Trek. As its name depicts, Everest View Trekking allows you to relish the breathtaking views of the mountains and mountainous terrain of the region.

The high altitude, traditional Sherpa villages, Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazaar, and Tengboche monastery with close-up views of mountains in the Everest region like Mt. EverestMt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho-oyu, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Makalu, etc, Everest Panorama Trekking has so much to offer.

Everest Panorama Trek is an ideal trek for those who want to step into the Everest region of Nepal but are laid back due to time constraints or have difficulty walking on high-altitude terrain.

Summary of the itinerary

With this trekking, you can fly to Lukla airport and walk along the Dudhkoshi River to Sagarmatha National Park. The trail follows a beautiful route full of dense forests and Sherpa settlements to the popular town of Namche. Further, the trail continues to the Tengboche monastery which is a popular spiritual hub for Buddhist people. What’s interesting about this trek is that you’ll always have close-up views of mountains on sight throughout the trip while trekking in Nepal.

Why Everest Panorama Trek in Nepal?

  • Shortest yet fruitful trek to Everest region, suitable for trekkers who want to avoid long day walk or for those with time constraints
  • Walk past the exotic floras, faunas, and high altitudinal terrain of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Traverse through the Sherpa villages like Phakding, Monjo, Jorsale, and Namche experiencing their unique culture and lifestyle
  • Get some insights into the difficult life of people residing in the mountains!
  • Close up views of mountains in the Everest region such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Makalu, etc
  • Pay a visit to Tengboche monastery, a popular spiritual hub in the Everest region on the way to the Everest Base Camp.

13) Upper Dolpo Trekking

Saldang Dolpo
Mani chortens with stunning landscapes in Saldang Dolpo

Trip Facts 

Region

Dolpo
Trip GradeChallenging
Maximum Altitude5,350m
Accommodation TypeTented Camp
Trip duration20-25 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsUpper Dolpo Restricted Permit and Shey Phoksundo National Park Permit

Upper Dolpo Trekking takes you to one of the remote, unspoiled, and seldom explored sections of Nepal that resemble that of the Tibetan Plateau. The trek takes you to Upper Dolpo which is a restricted area that was opened for tourism only in 1989. No wonder, it can maintain its authenticity intact. Traveling to this place is like traveling back in time in terms of serenity. You’ll walk past some beautiful valleys, verdant forests, traditional settlements, and gigantic mountains which belong to the Shey Phoksundo National Park.

Apart from the natural beauty, the trek showcases the authentic Tibetan Buddhist culture. People in the region are very traditional and are very far away from the modernization in the outer world. Shey Gompa is a century-old Buddhist monastery in the Dolpo region that lies close to the holy Crystal Mountain. Many Buddhist pilgrims around the world come to this region just to perform kora around the gompa and crystal mountain. Further, the trail connects you to Saldang and Yangtser gompa which is a retreat of your journey in the Upper Dolpo region.

Phoksundo Lake – Deepest lake in Nepal

Phoksundo Lake, the deepest lake is a major highlight of this trekking. It is an incredible place where you can rejoice in the tranquil environment of a lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains on all sides. What’s more exciting is that you can see the images of mountains in the clear water of the lake. Besides, Ringmo village and Ringmo waterfall are the other highlights that make the trek even more special.

Why Upper Dolpo Trek in Nepal?

  • Hypnotizing the beauty of the fascinating Phoksundo lake, the deepest lake of Nepal with crystal clear water
  • The holy place of Buddhist – Crystal Mountain along with Century-old gompa – Shey Gompa
  • Walk to the highest human settlement in the world, to the village of Saldang and nomad camps of DhoTarap
  • Cross high passes and explores the mystic beauty of mountains, traditional villages, and old monasteries.
  • Relish a camping trekking in Nepal along an exceptional route that is untouched by any sort of modernization in the outer world. Feel like you have traveled back to time.
  • Explore the rich ecosystem and biodiversity of Shey Phoksundo National Park.
  • Reach the thrilling location shown in the Oscar-nominated movie – the Himalayas and the inspiration of the book – The Snow Leopard while trekking in Nepal.

14) Lower Dolpo Trekking

Phoksundo Lake
Horses are grazing in the pastures at Phoksundo Lake

Trip Facts 

Region

Dolpo
Trip GradeModerate to Difficult
Maximum Altitude5,070m
Accommodation TypeTented Camp
Trip duration15-20 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsLower Dolpo Special Permit and Shey Phoksundo National Park Permit

Immerse into the heart-whelming beauty of Lower Dolpo, which is one of the remote locations in Nepal full of natural wonders and cultural richness. Lower Dolpo Trekking takes you to some dramatic landscapes with a unique culture that is very much different from what you may have experienced in any other treks available in Nepal. It lies in the rain shadow area made by the Dhaulagiri Himal resulting in dry and semi-arid terrain similar to that of the Tibetan plateau. Lying close to the Tibetan border, the people, their lifestyle, and their culture resemble that of the Tibetan. People in this region follow the Bon Po religion, which is a unique religion found only in a few regions around the world.

Lower Dolpo Trek is an off-beaten trek in Nepal that takes you deep into the richness of Shey Phoksundo National Park. During the trekking, you’ll cross two high passes over 5000 meters namely Numa La and Baga La. These passes offer some spectacular views of mountains and astonishing terrain of the region. Furthermore, you’ll walk to Phoksundo Lake via Ringmo village. Watching the Ringmo waterfall along with quality time in the surreal Phoksundo Lake surrounded by mountains of all sides, nothing can be more refreshing and rejuvenating.

Why Lower Dolpo Trek in Nepal?

  • Breathtaking views of unique terrain that resembles that of the Tibetan Plateau
  • Explore the surreal beauty of Phoksundo Lake, the deepest lake of Nepal
  • Inspiring sight of rich floras and faunas in the SheyPhoksundo National Park
  • Experience the unique Bon Po religion, which is amongst the rare and authentic Buddhism practice, one of its own kind
  • The challenging thrill of crossing two high passes over 5000 meters namely Numa La and Baga La
  • The magnificence of Tarap valley
  • Enticing views of Yak caravan as you walk along the peculiar rain shadow area of the Dolpo region.

15) Mohare Danda Trekking

Panoramic mountains views from Mohare Danda
Panoramic mountains views from Mohare Danda

Trip Facts 

Region

Annapurna
Trip GradeEasy
Maximum Altitude3,300m
Accommodation TypeHomestay
Trip duration8-10 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsAnnapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)

If you are looking for a new hiking adventure in a recently discovered route to the Annapurna region of Nepal, we have Mohare Danda Trek at your pursuance. It is one of the off-beaten treks in Nepal that takes you through some picturesque villages, orchards, and farmlands to a hilltop that offers some amazing views of mountains in the Annapurna region that includes mountains such as Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Macchapucchre, etc.

Mohare Danda Trekking is special in many ways. Unlike other long treks in Nepal, you don’t have to exhilarate yourself to be close to the mountains. It’s an easy trek that can be accomplished by anyone in a few days. Mohare Danda Trek is Nepal’s first community-managed eco-trail that was developed by Mahabir Pun, who is one of the renowned social entrepreneurs in Nepal. It takes you through a delightful track full of bright and tropical vegetation to admire the classic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks.

Summer of the itinerary

Located at southwest of Annapurna Conservation Area, the trek starts from Galeshwor, which is just a 4-5 hours drive from Pokhara on the bank of the Kaligandaki river. The trail slowly ascends through the remote villages full of forests and farmlands. Further, the trail climbs up to Mohare Danda through the pastures with close-up views of mountains on sight.

Why Mohare Danda Trek in Nepal?

  • Astonishing views of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Macchapucchre, Tukuche peak, Nilgiri Himal, Hiunchuli, etc.
  • Mesmerizing views of sunrise from MohareDanda
  • Recently discovered, unspoiled route in the Annapurna region
  • Easy and short off-beaten experiences for trekking in Nepal.
  • Eco Lodge Community Based Treks in Nepal
  • Sightseeing in Pokhara
  • Walk past the rural villages inhabited by Magar and Gurung community people
  • Get some insights into their rural lifestyle and authentic culture.
  • Charming track full of rhododendron forests, orchards, farmlands, and pastures
  • Amazing hospitality of local people
  • Enjoy the organic meals as you stay in the community-based eco-lodges while trekking in Nepal.

16) Mardi Himal Trekking

Mardi Himal Base Camp
Fascinating view from Mardi Himal Base Camp

Trip Facts

Region

Annapurna
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude4,500m
Accommodation TypeTeahouse/Lodge
Trip duration8-10 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsAnnapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)

Mardi Himal Trekking is a quite in hype lately. It is a short and easy trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal, which is considered as the best alternative to the popular Ghorepani Poon hill Treks in Nepal. It is a stunningly beautiful trip that introduces you to the wild mountains of the Annapurna region. The trail traverses through verdant hills, local settlements, and dense alpine forests to the Mardi Himal which is an eloquent place to relish the close-up views of mountains such as Annapurna South, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Gangapurna, Annapurna I, and Mardi Himal.

Lying east to the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, Mardi Himal Trek is a hidden gem that presents the Annapurna region in a persuasive manner. The trail winds up through traditional settlements, verdant hills and dense rhododendron forests until the height of 3300 meters. From this point, the landscape changes all of a sudden. Trees start to disappear which are replaced by short shrubs and grasses with imposing views of mountains in sight.

The Mardi Himal base camp and high camp offer some unobstructed views of mountains in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Mardi Himal Base Camp is also known as a viewpoint for the glorious views of sunrise and sunset amidst the snow-capped mountains in the Annapurna massif.

Why Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal? 

  • The best alternative trekking in Nepal is to other crowded hiking trails in the Annapurna region.
  • A short, scenic, and easy off-beaten route treks in Nepal with magnificence in abundance.
  • Enjoy ridge walk along with the great views of mountains.
  • Walk through diverse terrain from lush sub-tropic region to high altitude region.
  • Fascinating view of mountains such as Annapurna South, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Gangapurna, Annapurna I, and Mardi Himal.
  • Glorious views of sunrise along with the panoramic views of mountains. 

17) Bhairav Kunda Trekking

Prayer Flags at Bhairav Kunda Lake
Mountain range vistas with the flowing Buddhist prayer flags at Bhairav Kunda Lake

Trip Facts 

Region

Langtang
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude4,240m
Accommodation TypeTented Camp/Camping
Trip duration10-12 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsLangtang National Park Permit, Restricted Area Permit, and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)

Trekking in Nepal is a delightful adventure! But, the trekking experience becomes even more enriching and fruitful when it comes to short and exciting treks like Bhairav Kunda Trek. Bhairav Kunda Trek is the ideal treks in Nepal for those who want to make most of the Langtang region in a short period. Lying northeast of Kathmandu in the Sindhupalchowk district of Nepal, Bhairav Kunda is a magnificent lake that lies at an altitude of 4250 meters.

The name Bhairav comes after the angry and destructive form of Lord Shiva. No wonder, the lake has a high value in Hindu mythology. The lake in itself is a holy site for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Many pilgrims from around the world visit this lake in the month of Bhadra. It is believed that a holy bath in this lake relieves a person from all kinds of sins done by them during their lifetime.

Bhairav Kunda Trekking is a short escape from the busy and hectic routine of life to the depth of nature. It takes you to some sophisticated natural places in the Langtang region that showcases the real beauty of mountains, lakes, forests, ridges, glaciers, waterfalls, and other forms of Mother Nature. The trek not only offers the appealing sight of the lake but showers you with enticing views of mountains such as Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal, Madiya, Phurbu Ghhyachu and other mountains in the Rolwaling range.

Journey to the sacred valley

Moreover, it is a journey full of cultural experiences. The trail passes through beautiful villages, temples, monasteries, chortens, and mani walls that give unique insights on local people, their culture, tradition, and influence of Tibetan culture in their day-to-day activities. During the trekking, you traverse through dense Himalayan forests which is an opportunity to experience wildlife from close.

Why Bhairav Kunda Trek in Nepal? 

  • Visit holy Bhairav Kunda Lake in a spectacular location with magnificent views of mountains insight.
  • Amazing views of mountains in Langtang range, Jugal Himal range, and Rolwaling range.
  • Walk past rhododendron forests and traditional villages inhabited by Tamang, Newar, and Chettri people.
  • Get some unique insights into mixed cultures, traditions, and lifestyles of people.
  • Enjoy the spiritual mix of the holy lake with the fascinating mountains while trekking in Nepal

18) Tamang Heritage Trekking

Breathtaking view from Nagthali
Breathtaking view from Nagthali

Trip Facts

Region

Langtang
Trip GradeEasy
Maximum Altitude3,300m
Accommodation TypeTeahouse/Lodge
Trip duration7-8 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsLangtang National Park Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)

Tamang Heritage Trekking introduces you to an interesting route full of cultural richness in the backdrop of beautiful Himalayas. The trail follows a classic route inhabited by the indigenous Tamang people near the Tibetan border of Kerung. The trek takes you to the Rasuwa district in the Langtang region of Nepal and offers an opportunity to discover the glory of mountains along with the lifestyle and culture of indigenous Tamang people residing in those areas.

You can walk past the verdant midlands, farmlands and stay in the village to connect with the locals and know more about the culture and traditions. The people residing there are influenced by the Tibetan Buddhist culture. You can find the followers of Bon Po religion which is a unique type of Buddhism followed by the countable number of communities over the globe.

Besides, the trek offers some incredible views of mountains in the Langtang range and Ganesh Himal ranges. You can walk past the ancient Buddhist monasteries, rhododendron forests, bamboo forests, waterfalls, rivers, and lakes that add to the glory of this trekking.

About the Indigenous Tamang community

The Tamang people are very good at wood carvings and metal carvings. You can observe the bamboo works and wooden works in the windows, pillars, and doors of the houses as you walk past the villages. The livelihood of people is very simple. They depend on agriculture and animal rearing for living.

Itinerary in summary

Tamang Heritage Trek starts with a drive to Syabrubensi which is a starting point of other treks to Langtang valley and Gosaikunda Lake. From here, the trail climbs up through culturally rich villages such as Goljung, Galtang, Chilime, Tatopani, Briddim, Nagthali, Thuman, Timure, etc. These villages are inhabited by the Tamang people who are the indigenous people residing in those areas since ages. While walking through these villages, you can interact with locals and know about their rich culture and tradition.

Why Tamang Heritage Trek in Nepal? 

  • Savor the magnificent views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Mt. Shishapangma, and other mountains in the neighboring ranges.
  • Walk past some beautiful landscapes and villages with natural diversity while trekking in Nepal.
  • Enjoy a classic route inhabited by Tamang people who are Nepal’s Tibetan-influenced indigenous people.
  • Soothe your senses with a hot water bath at the natural hot water spring of Tatopani.
  • Explore local Tamang villages and get acquainted with them to know more about their culture, tradition, and lifestyle.

19) Helambu Trekking

Splendid Landscapes on Helambu Trek
Splendid Landscapes view as seen on Helambu Trek

Trip Facts

Region

Langtang
Trip GradeEasy
Maximum Altitude3,600m
Accommodation TypeTeahouse/Lodge
Trip duration5-6 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November, December
Trek PermitsLangtang National Park Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)

Looking for a short trek in Nepal? Helambu Trekking might be the one for you! It is one of the beautiful treks in Nepal that takes you to the charming Helambu region located in the backdrop of the beautiful Langtang Himalayas. Lying close to the capital city of Kathmandu, Helambu Trekking is one of the simplest and easy short treks in Nepal that showcase the untouched beauty of nature in its purest form.

The trail is an incredible mix of natural beauty and cultural wonders. You’ll be able to enjoy the elegance of mountains along with the beauty of floras, faunas, rhododendron forests, local culture, and many more. Helambu trekking starts from Sundarijal which is just an hour’s drive from Kathmandu city. The trail enters Shivapuri National Park and passes some incredible places like Chisapani, Kutumsang, Thadepati, and Sermathang to Melamchi Pul in the Helambu region.

Experienced the mountain cultures

Helambu region is a mélange of Tamang and Sherpa villages that are scattered over a wide area but associated with the chain of mountains. A trek in this region offers some splendid views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa Himal, and many other mountains in the Langtang Himalayan range. The region is mostly inhabited by the indigenous Tamang people who follow the Buddhism religion. No wonder, you’ll find gompas, trails decorated with prayer flags, and mani walls on the way. So, overall, Helambu Trek is a fruitful trip that combines natural scenery with cultural bliss. It is a great way to get acquainted with the natural and cultural wonders of Nepal in the shortest time possible.

Why Helambu Trek in Nepal?

  • One of the easiest and shortest available treks in Nepal.
  • The trekking region lies close to the capital city of Nepal – Kathmandu
  • Observe Tamang villages, the local people, their culture, tradition, and lifestyle.
  • Enjoy the exotic floras and faunas as you walk past the periphery of Shivapuri National Park
  • Endeavor the mind-blowing views of snowcapped mountains such as Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa Himal, and many other mountains in the Langtang Himalayan range.
  • Traverse through a charming terrain of the Helambu region full of rhododendron forests, orchards, sweet apple farms, cultivable farmlands, indigenous communities, etc.
  • Visit ancient gompas and stupas on the way
  • An opportunity to explore traditional Nepali people and their traditional culture from very close.
  • A jovial experience of trekking in Nepal

20) Tsum Valley Trekking

Trekkers getting ready at Chumlin
Trekkers having a rest at Chumling

Trip Facts 

Region

Manaslu
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude4,030m
Accommodation TypeTeahouse/Lodge
Trip duration12-14 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsManaslu Conversation Area Permit (MCAP) and Manaslu Restricted Area Permit

Ready for some classic adventure to one of the most secluded valleys in Nepal? Tsum Valley Trekking takes you to the hidden valley of Tsum to explore the natural fantasy of this mountain valley. Situated in the Manaslu region, the valley was a restricted area until 2008. Though it was opened for trekkers after that, the region still gets very few trekkers owing to its remote location.

The trek takes you through an interesting trail full of pine forests, rivers, waterfalls, and suspension bridges to the villages in Tsum valley. If you are keenly interested in Tibetan Buddhist religion and culture, this is the trek for you. You’ll get an opportunity to visit several old gompas, monasteries, and caves that dates back centuries. Besides, you’ll be able to witness magnificent views of mountains such as Mt. Hiunchuli, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, Churke Himal, and many more.

Tsum Valley Trek is a mesmerizing journey naturally and culturally. The trek showcases the lush and wild landscape of Tsum valley located in the backdrop of beautiful Ganesh Himal, Singri Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges. Moreover, you’ll be able to explore the ancient gompas, monasteries, and caves that tell so much about ancient Buddhist history, art, and culture.

Why Tsum valley Trek in Nepal? 

  • Experience off the beaten trekking in the Manaslu region of Nepal.
  • Witness the fascinating nature and unique Tibetan culture in the valley of Tsum
  • Enjoy the magnificent views of mountains such as Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Singri Himal and Boudha Himal ranges.
  • Explore the hidden valley of Tsum.
  • Trek from sub-tropical jungles in lower elevation regions to the rugged and remote terrain of the mountain valley.
  • Spectacular views of mountain ridges and glaciers.
  • Visit the ancient gompas, monasteries and Milarepa’s cave.

21) Simikot Limi Valley Trekking

Local women walking down in Limi Valley
Local women with their traditional attire in the Limi Valley

Trip Facts 

Region

Humla – Far West
Trip GradeChallenging
Maximum Altitude5,000m
Accommodation TypeTented Camp/Camping
Trip duration16-18 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsRestricted Area Special Permit

Simikot Limi Valley trekking is one of the adventurous trekking in Nepal that offers picturesque views of the amazing terrain of northwest Nepal along with its rich vegetation and natural life. It offers some magnificent views of Himalayan beauty along with unique ethnicity, culture, tradition, and lifestyle. The trek takes you to one of the most remote locations in Nepal to explore its finest beauty and biodiversity.

With Simikot Limi Valley Trek, you can visit Mansarovar which is one of the best places on earth. It is a popular lake owing to its natural beauty and cultural significance. Moreover, you’ll be able to relish some amazing views of mountains such as Mt. Saipal, Mt. Kailash, Mt. Kanjirowa, Mt. Kanti, Mt. Gorkha, Mt. Api, Mt. Byas Rishi, and many more. During the trek, you’ll pass through some remote villages that reflect the Tibetan Buddhist culture and their lifestyle. Overall, Simikot Limi Valley Trekking is a remotest trek in Nepal with a perfect mélange of natural glory and cultural richness.

Why Simikot Limi Valley Trek? 

  • It takes you to one of the most remote sections of Nepal.
  • Amazing landscapes that resemble the Tibetan plateau.
  • Classic views of mountains such as Mt. Saipal, Mt. Kailash, Mt. Kanjirowa, Mt. Kanti, Mt. Gorkha, Mt. Api, Mt. Byas Rishi, and many more.
  • Visit Mansarovar Lake and take a holy bath in the lake.
  • Picturesque views of Tibetan plateaus.
  • Get some insights into Tibetan Buddhist culture.

22) Api Saipal Himal Trekking

Api Saipal Himal Trek
Traveler descending towards the valley with beautiful landscapes as seen

Trip Facts

Region

Humla – Far West
Trip GradeDifficult
Maximum Altitude 4,200m
Accommodation TypeTented Camp/Camping
Trip duration14-15 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsRestricted Area Special Permit

Explore the remote and unspoiled sections of far western Nepal with Api Saipal Himal Trekking. With this trekking, you’ll visit some less-traveled sections of Nepal allowing you to relish the wilderness of Mother Nature. You’ll be able to applaud the beauty of mountains, hills, valleys, forests, rivers as you walk past the rugged trails of the region.

Moreover, you’ll be rewarded with some majestic views of Mt. Api, Mt. Saipal, Mt. Thado Dhunga, Mt. Nanda Devi, Rajamba, and many other neighboring peaks. Api Saipal Himal Trek is an ideal trekking for those who want to enjoy diverse natural beauty with a perfect mix of unspoiled culture and traditions while trekking in Nepal. Though trekking is not so difficult, it requires some level of endurance capacity and physical fitness.

Why Api Saipal Himal Trek in Nepal? 

  • Enjoy camping trekking in the remote and unspoiled sections of Far western Nepal
  • Majestic views of Mt. Api, Mt. Saipal, Mt. Thado Dhunga, Mt. Nanda Devi, Rajamba and many other neighboring peaks.
  • Traverse through an off beaten track full of natural and cultural wonders
  • Explore Kali Dhunga Lake
  • An opportunity to explore the local people and their rich culture while trekking in Nepal.

23) Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking

Greneery view from Dhampus
South Annapurna and Fishtail range view as seen on Dhampus Trek.

Trip Facts 

Region

Annapurna
Trip GradeEasy
Maximum Altitude1,750m
Accommodation TypeTeahouse/Lodge
Trip duration5-7 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November, December
Trek PermitsNot required

Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking is one of the shortest and easiest treks in Nepal that offers some unobstructed and close-up views of mountains in Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range along with the appealing views of lush hills, valleys, farmlands, and Pokhara valley.

This short trek starts from Pokhara city. A short drive from Pokhara brings you to Phedi village which is the beginning point of this trek. The trek follows a charming route full of lush hills, farmlands, and forests to the village of Dhampus. Dhampus village is a beautiful village inhabited by people of the Gurung community. The village is best known for the wide range of mountain views that this place offers.

Further, the trail continues to Sarangkot which is a vantage point that lies just above the Pokhara valley. It offers some magnificent views of Pokhara valley and Phewa Lake down below. Just parallel to the point, we can see the clear views of mountains such as Annapurna Himal, Dhaulagiri Himal, Macchapucchre Himal, etc. Sarangkot is also popular for the adventure activities in Pokhara like paragliding and zip-flying. If interested, you can be a part of these adventure activities.

Why Dhampus Sarangkot Trek in Nepal? 

  • It is a short hiking trip near the Pokhara valley
  • You can explore the popular Gurung villages like Dhampus and Sarangkot
  • The sunrise and sunset views from Dhampus and Sarngkot is phenomenal
  • Spectacular views of mountains in Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif.
  • Explore Pokhara valley and witness its overall beauty from Sarangkot
  • You can try adventure activities like paragliding and zip flying in Sarangkot if interested.

24) Rara Lake Trekking 

Rara Lake in Mugu
Rara Lake in Mugu. It is the largest lake in Nepal

Trip Facts 

Region

Mugu
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude3,700m
Accommodation TypeCamping
Trip duration10-12 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsRara National Park Permit

Rara Lake Trekking is a dream of every travel lover. It is one of the most interesting and pleasant trekking in Nepal. Imagine yourself standing in front of a crystal clear lake amidst the pristine and lush environment with spectacular views of mountains on all sides! Yes, it’s possible while trekking in Nepal with Rara Lake Trekking. Rara Lake Trekking takes you deep into the natural wilderness of Rara National Park. It is one of the virgin and unspoiled sections of Nepal that preserves some rare and endangered species of floras, faunas, and butterflies. While walking through the territory of the national park, you can enjoy the rich ecosystem therein.

Moreover, Rara Lake, a beautiful oval-shaped lake that lies 10040 feet above sea level is a major highlight of this trekking. It is the largest and deepest lake of Nepal that is around three miles long, one mile wide, and 548 feet deep. The lake is often compared to heaven on earth. Many travelers have felled short of words to describe the beauty of this lake. On the crystal clear water of the lake, one can see the reflection of the mountains and surrounding trees that adds to the glory of this lake.

Why Rara Lake Trek in Nepal?

  • The stunning beauty of Rara Lake! It’s the largest and deepest lake in Nepal
  • The rich ecosystem of Rara National Park
  • If lucky, you may encounter some rare species of floras and faunas in the dense forests of Rara National Park
  • A tranquil and serene environment
  • Untouched and unspoiled route for trekking in Nepal.
  • Majestic views of mountains surrounding the lake area.

25) Ganesh Himal Trekking  

Ganesh Himal Base Camp
Ganesh Himal with full of snow

Trip Facts 

Region

Ganesh Himal
Trip GradeDifficult
Maximum Altitude4,850m
Accommodation TypeCamping
Trip duration15-20 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsNot required.

Ganesh Himal Trekking is a beautiful trek in Nepal that provides an opportunity to enjoy the serenity of Mother Nature in its best form. The trek starts from the foothills of the majestic Himalayas and takes you all the way along the dense forests and alpine meadows to a mountain pass. You’ll be blessed with some close-up views of the mountains that include the fascinating Ganesh Himal.

Ganesh Himal Trek takes you to the less explored Himalayan sections in Nepal situated in between Langtang and Manaslu trekking routes. With this trek, you can explore a wide range of cultural and natural splendors. You’ll be able to explore the untouched beauty of mountains and diverse wildlife along with the magnificent views of peaks in the Ganesh Himal range (Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, and Ganesh IV), Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Langtang, Mt. Manaslu, and many other peaks. As you walk past the trail, you’ll be able to relish some stunning views of mountains, waterfalls, cliffs, rock formations, and many more.

Itinerary in summary

The trekking starts from the Trishuli River and climbs up a valley with panoramic views of mountains in sight. The route follows beautiful villages, hills, valleys, and forests that finally open up into the alpine pastures to reach the Paldor peak base camp.

Ganesh Himal Trekking is a perfect trek for people of all ages. You can experience the remote lifestyle of people enjoying homestay trekking in Nepal. The spectacular scenery, mountains, and the diverse culture of different ethnic groups on the trail make the trekking even more interesting.

Why Ganesh Himal Trek in Nepal?

  • Enjoy your walk through a diverse terrain that includes lush hills, valleys, forests, villages, farmlands, and alpine meadows
  • Magnificent views of peaks in Ganesh Himal range along with Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Langtang, Mt. Manaslu, and many more
  • Experiencing homestay treks in Nepal.
  • The diverse culture of different ethnic groups residing in those regions
  • Stunning views of mountains, waterfalls, cliffs, rock formations, and many more

26) Makalu Base Camp Trekking 

Close mountain view from Makalu Base Camp
Close view of the mountains from Makalu Base Camp

Trip Facts 

Region

Makalu
Trip GradeChallenging
Maximum Altitude5,250m
Accommodation TypeCommon Teahouse and Camping
Trip duration18-20 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsMakalu Barun National Park Permit, Makalu Rural Municipality Permit & Restricted Area Special Permit

Are you willing to experience the magnificence of the Himalayan tea house trek by crossing Shipton La to reach the base camp of the world’s fifth highest mountain? Makalu Base Camp Trekking offers a distant trekking experience that comprises rural villages, farmlands, dense rhododendron forests, wildlife, unique floras, faunas, quiet trails and majestic views of mountains. Makalu Base Camp Trekking is all in one trek for all the challenge seekers who want to get lost in the wilderness of Mother Nature.

Mt. Makalu (8481m), the fifth highest mountain in the world is the major highlight of this trek. The route to the Makalu Base Camp is less frequented owing to its remote location and basic lodging facilities. But it is an ideal trek for those who want to experience variety in terms of landscape, vegetation, floras, faunas and culture.

Itinerary overview

Makalu Base Camp Trek starts from the lowland area full of cultivable farmlands and hills inhabited by the local Rai people. Slowly, the trail climbs up through the dense forests of rhododendron to the alpine meadows. Deeper, the trail traverses to the Barun river valley and passes the steep cliffs, glaciers and waterfalls to the high elevation region inhabited by the Sherpa people.

As you reach the Makalu Basse Camp, you’ll be blessed with some amazing views of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Chamlang, Mt. Kanchenjunga and Kangshung (Everest from a unique angle). During the entire trip, you’ll be walking inside the boundary of Makalu Barun National Park which is a great opportunity to explore the rarest floras and faunas available in Nepal. 

Why Makalu Base Camp Trek in Nepal?

  • Enjoy the adventure of camping trekking in Nepal.
  • Walk along the remote terrain of Nepal enjoying the majestic views of mountains, glaciers, cliffs, rivers, and waterfalls.
  • Witness the rural life of people in the rural villages of the Makalu region inhabited by people of Rai and Sherpa communities.
  • Mt. Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world.
  • Incredible views of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Chamlang, Mt. Kanchenjunga, and Kangshung (Everest from a unique angle)
  • The rich ecosystem of Makalu Barun National Park

27) Nar Phu Valley Trekking

Nar Village
Nar Village – Ancient and traditional village in Manang district

Trip Facts 

Region

Annapurna, Manang
Trip GradeDifficult
Maximum Altitude5,416m (Thorong La)
Accommodation TypeCommon Teahouse and Camping
Trip duration17-20 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsNarphu Valley Restricted Area Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)

Venture into the wilderness of the Himalayas with Nar Phu Valley Trekking. It is truly an inspiring journey that takes you to a hidden gem tucked between two popular Himalayan regions namely Annapurna and Manaslu regions. The trek combines natural glories like remote villages, lush forests, narrow canyons, beautiful rock formations, high mountain peaks, mountain passes and glaciers with the unique Tibetan culture.

No wonder, the Nar Phu valley trekking is an opportunity to explore the raw appeal of unspoiled valleys hidden in the Himalayas with a touch of ancient Buddhist culture. The trek was closed for trekkers until 2002. After that, the route was opened for trekkers. But owing to its remote terrain, the trail still gets very few number of trekkers which is a plus point for keeping its authenticity intact.

Explore Tibetan Buddhist Culture

Nar and Phu villages are the major highlights of this trek. These are the two virgin travel destinations hidden in the backdrop of the beautiful Himalayas. The Nar Phu valley offers some magnificent views of mountains like Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Tilicho peak, Gangapurna, etc. As you walk past the village, you can explore the authentic lifestyle of people influenced by Tibetan Buddhist culture. The colorful prayer flags, chortens, mani walls and monasteries on the way reflect the Buddhism culture prevalent in the valley.

The valley preserves some ancient gompas and monasteries that date back to the century. Nar Phu valley trekking follows the classic route of Annapurna Circuit Trekking. The trail diverges from Dharapani to Phu villages via Koto and Meta. After exploring Phu and Nar villages, the trail joins the circuit route at Manang village.

Why Nar Phu Valley Trek in Nepal?

  • Travel to the less explored and remote sections of Nepal to experience its wilderness.
  • Witness the mind-blowing views of mountains such as Mt. Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Tilicho peak, Gangapurna, etc.
  • Enjoy the Tibetan-influenced Buddhist culture prevalent in the Nar Phu villages.
  • Cross Kang La Pass is the highest point of trekking.
  • Explore old monasteries and gompas.
  • Hike through the traditional villages of Nar and Phu inhabited by the traditional local people of Nepal.
  • Stay in the remote villages experiencing the exoticness of Nepal.
  • Recently discovered route for trekking in Nepal.

28) Sikles Trekking

Old aged couple from Sikles village
An old aged Gurung couple from Sikles village giving a pose for the click

Trip Facts

Region

Annapurna
Trip GradeEasy
Maximum Altitude2,000m
Accommodation TypeTeahouse/Lodge
Trip duration8-10 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November, December
Trek PermitsNot required

Sikles Trekking is getting a lot of attention lately. It is one of the picturesque treks in Nepal that unfolds the intriguing beauty of the mountains, hills, forests and rural villages in a single shot. Sikles Trekking takes you to Kaski district in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The name Sikles comes after a small village in the Kaski district. It is the biggest Gurung settlement in the region located on a small hill at an elevation of 3000 meters. During the trek, you’ll be exploring different villages like Ghale gaon and Sikles villages which will give you some insights on Gurung culture, tradition and lifestyle.

Exploring around the villages is a rejoicing moment that will keep you connected with local people and natural scenery. You can interact with the humble locals, enjoy delicious local food and bless your eyes with the magnificent views of the mountains. So, Sikles Trekking, as a whole is a power pack trip to the Annapurna region that has so much to offer. It is ideal for anyone who would love to enjoy the beauty of mountains with the cultural mix of Gurung people.

Summary of the tour itinerary

Sikles Trip is a short, easy, and delightful trek in Nepal that starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then to Lama chaur. From this point, you’ll be walking through the lush hills, farmlands, and villages to Ghalche. Further, the trail climbs up through the dense forests of rhododendron to Ghale gaon which is a popular village inhabited by people of the Gurung community. The village offers some stunning views of mountains in the Annapurna ranges. Finally, the trail stretches to Sikles village which is one of the oldest and biggest villages inhabited by Gurung people.

Why Sikles Trek in Nepal?

  • In a short period, you can explore an unspoiled tourist destination in an easy way.
  • The trek offers some incredible views of mountains like Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Lamjung, etc.
  • Explore the popular Gurung villages like Ghale Gaon and Sikles Village.
  • Enjoy the rich culture of Gurung people as you walk past the villages.
  • Visit an eco-museum at the Sikles village.
  • Traverse through a beautiful trail full of natural wonders of Nepal.

29) Lumba Sumba Pass Trekking

Crossing Lumba Sumba Pass
Trekkers taking a photo at the top of Lumba Sumba Pass with full of snow

Trip Facts

Region

Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Sangkhuwasabha
Trip GradeChallenging
Maximum Altitude5,170m
Accommodation TypeCamping
Trip duration18-20 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsKanchenjunga Restricted Area Permit Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit, Makalu Barun National Park & Restrict area permit for Sangkhuwasabha District.

Lumba Sumba Pass Trekking might not be known to many mountains lovers as it was opened for trekkers only in 2012. The trek connects the Kanchenjunga region with the Makalu region via a pass named Lumba Sumba Pass. The trek hence runs through the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and Makalu Barun National Park making it an opportunity to relish the natural glory and cultural fantasy of eastern Nepal. The trek can be performed either way i.e. from Kanchenjunga to the Makalu region and vice versa.

Moreover, you’ll pass through a variety of landscapes. From the lush hills, valleys, cultivable farmlands, and forests to alpine pastures and rocky mountainous terrain, the trail offers some mind-blowing views of glaciers, mountains, and high mountain passes. The cultural mix is another aspect of this trekking. On the route, you’ll pass through some scattered human habitation, temples, monasteries, markets, and local schools. Trekking to the Lumba Sumba Pass is truly inspiring as we get to learn about the village life of eastern Nepal along with the magnificence of mountains and Himalayan territory.

Combine Makalu and Kanchenjungha region

Lumba Sumba Pass Trekking introduces you to the stunning Himalayan landscapes of the Makalu and Kanchenjunga regions. You’ll pass through the rich ecosystem of Makalu Barun National Park and Kanchenjunga Conservation Area which is an opportunity to experience the rare and endangered wildlife like snow leopard, red panda, etc.

Why Lumbasumba Pass Trek in Nepal?

  • A newly discovered route for challenging trekking in Nepal that is still unknown to many of us.
  • The trail connects the Kanchenjunga region with the Makalu region making it an opportunity to traverse through the beautiful landscapes of these amazing regions.
  • Walk past the rich ecosystem and biodiversity of Makalu Barun National Park and Kanchenjunga Conservation Area.
  • Panoramic views of mountains in Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Kumbakarna ranges.
  • Cross Lumba Sumba Pass at an altitude of 5,177 meters.
  • Get some insights into the people and village life of eastern Nepal.

30) Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking  

Dhaulagiri Trek
A porter carrying loads while on the Dhaulagiri trek

Trip Facts 

Region

Dhaulagiri
Trip GradeDifficult
Maximum Altitude5,350m
Accommodation TypeCamping
Trip duration18-20 Days
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Trek PermitsAnnapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking is amongst the challenging and demanding treks in Nepal. If you are an amateur trekker, then the trek might not be the one for you! Coz, you’ll have to walk for long hours in the remote and difficult terrain for over two weeks. But, if you are a challenge lover looking for a demanding trek in Nepal, Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking is definitely the one for you.

The trek passes through some beautiful and diverse terrain like charming villages, terraced farmlands, verdant hills, uninhabited valleys, densely lush forests to high alpine pastures and High Mountain passes. With this trek, you’ll cross two high passes namely French Pass (5360m) and Dhampus Pass (5200m) to reach Dhaulagiri Base Camp at 4,740 meters. Climbing up to this point is not a joke! You’ll require good stamina and a high level of fitness with some basic mountaineering skills.

Explore a less touristic route

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek showcases Mt. Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest mountain of the world that rises from the deepest gorge of the world i.e. Kaligandaki gorge. Climbing up from the deepest gorge of the world to the height of 4,740 meters will introduce you to diverse terrain, diverse climate, and diverse ecosystem in a single trip. Moreover, the trekking route offers some stunning views of Mt. Dhaulagiri along with other mountains in the neighboring ranges. The enticing views of Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri I, Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III and Dhaulagiri V will keep you engaged. Interaction with locals and an opportunity to explore the lifestyle of locals are other interesting aspects of this trek.

Why Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek in Nepal? 

  • One of the challenging and demanding treks in Nepal
  • Trek through some remote and rugged trails to get an expedition kind of feeling while trekking in Nepal.
  • Traverse through a diverse terrain that varies from the deepest gorge of the world to the base camp of the world’s seventh highest mountain at 4740 meters.
  • Local villages, verdant hills, valleys, farmlands, and dense rhododendron forests.
  • Adventure of crossing two high passes namely French Pass (5,360m) and Dhampus Pass (5,200m).
  • Dhaulagiri Base Camp, the base camp of the world’s seventh highest mountain.
  • Enticing views of Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri I, Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III and Dhaulagiri V.

Are you ready for enjoying the Top 30 Best Treks in Nepal for 2022/23? 

So, are you planning for an adventurous vacation during 2022/23 in Nepal? If yes, then join one of the above trips with Glorious Himalaya Treks P. Ltd for trekking in Nepal. We offer varieties of travel packages to meet your expectations! Trekking in Nepal is indeed the best option for exploring the Himalayas. With the unique trail, untouched natural beauty and raw appeal of the mountains, every trip to Nepal is a journey full of surprises.

The trip becomes even more fruitful if you trek in Nepal with an authentic, reliable, and experienced travel companion like Glorious Himalaya Treks P. Ltd. We are an expert in turning your travel dreams into a colorful reality.

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