Less Crowded Treks in Nepal
Trekking in Nepal

Less Crowded Treks in Nepal


Nepal – a hub for adventure freaks has numerous trekking trails. With every passing day, the number of tourists wandering in the land of Annapurna and Everest region is increasing and its originality is fading. Thus, the adventure minds are now looking for other less crowded trekking trails. These trekking routes Nepal gives them an experience of the remote life of Nepal while enjoying the beauty of Himalayas. Here are some less crowded treks in Nepal.


Kanchenjunga Trekking

Mt. Kanchenjunga is the world’s 3rd highest mountain, 8586 meters. It is located in the easternmost part of Nepal. The trek begins from Taplejung. You can either fly to Taplejung from Biratnagar or Bhadrapur or take road transportation.

You will need a special restriction permit for Kanchenjunga trekking. There should be at least 2 peoples with a local guide/porter. You can trek to Kanchenjunga either from the south, north trek or take a circuit trek in order to visit both the north and south base camps. There are no crowds in the Kanchenjunga even during peak season and you will only meet few other trekkers.

Makalu Base Camp Trekking

Mt. Makalu (8463 m) is the world’s fifth-highest peak. The trek to Makalu Base Camp inside the Makalu Barun National Park (5250 m) is a life-time experience. Thankfully, you don’t need a special permit to trek and just need to issue a conservation area fee.

Makalu Base Camp trekking is an ideal route for nature lovers who would like to enjoy the diversity of culture and landscapes.

The Base camp trek to Makalu is a true adventure with gorgeous scenery. It starts from Tumlingtar which is an hour flight from Kathmandu. The trails go along the Arun River and then cross Shipton La Pass (4210 m).

Rolwaling Trekking

Rolwaling trekking is the least visited trekking trail that offers an exceptional view of the prodigious Himalayas and gorgeous valley. It is capped by Gaurishankar (23,475ft) on the border along with Melungtse one, 7181m and Two, 7023m on the Tibetan side.

Between comprehensive edges and river, there are typical Nepali villages of Chhetri, Sherpa and Tamang villages. You will cross the suspension bridges and colorful Rhododendron forests while you get to witness the majestic Himalayas on the way.

Upper Dolpa Trekking

Dolpo trekking is a remote, less crowded and adventurous trek of Nepal. The trekking route covers more distance than other routes and most of the trek in camping style. Thus it also gets expensive.

The trek begins after a 45 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and next morning flight to Jhupal.

The Oscar-nominated Caravan ( Himalaya) movie was also shot in this prodigious land of Dolpo. This is a region of mystic beauty that complements the sense of journey among its visitors. It is one of the restricted trekking regions of Nepal, thus requires a special trekking permit and a group of two-person minimum (excluding guide).

Kanjirowa Himal view, adventurous camping trek, visit ancient monasteries of Dolpo, observing unique Tibetan Buddhist culture, etc are the major highlights of the Upper Dolpa trekking which is also known as Dolpo Trek.

Dhaulagiri Trekking

Dhaulagiri Trekking is one of the other less crowded treks in Nepal that offer real adventure. You can witness the farming villages in the Himalayan slopes and the high alpine meadows. The visit to unoccupied valleys along with close-up views of many 8,000 meters Himalayas adds to the fun.

Dhaulagiri Trekking begins with 3 hours from Pokhara to Dhaulagiri. For the first few days, you will need to walk along the Myagdi River. After you land to Dhaulagiri Base Camp, you can further trek up to the French Pass (5,360m) and also into the Hidden Valley.

Final Thought!

We have discussed the best 5 less crowded treks in Nepal. However, there are more trekking trails in Nepal you can enjoy. If you like to suggest any trekking route that fits in this category, feel free to contact us or comment below.

About Shobita Neupane

Shobita is a co-founder of Travel Diary Nepal. She is a passionate traveler and a content writer. Her favorite quote is Fly so high until your problem looks smaller and the dream seems closer.

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