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Welcome to Nepal’s stunning landscapes, fellow adventurers, a region where majestic mountains touch the sky and the air is filled with the spirit of discovery. Nepal emerges as a sparkling gem in our search for the best trekking experience, offering a wide range of paths that connect through lush forests, small villages, and awe-inspiring mountain ranges. 

Join us as we reveal Nepal’s top five best trekking destinations, where every step is a trip through nature’s masterpiece, and every vista is a postcard-worthy panorama. 

Adventure awaits every soul in Nepal, catering to both skilled trekkers and beginners with a thirst for adventure. Prepare to take in the fresh mountain air and enjoy the unfolding beauty of Nepal’s trekking destinations.

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Everest Base Camp Trek

When you think of trekking in Nepal, the first thing that comes to your mind is the Everest Base Camp trek. This iconic trek takes you to the foot of the world’s highest mountain, i.e. Mt Everest( (8848.86 meters). If you have 2-3 weeks to explore the Everest Region, you can truly enjoy the amazing views and experience on the trail.

Starting from the Lukla airport, this high-altitude epic trek offers stunning views of Sherpa village and observation of their culture and lifestyle. Also, amazing glaciers and scenic views of the mountains can be seen on the way to base camp.

The trail passes through the lovely villages of Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorak Shep, and other village settlements where you can explore different monasteries and Buddhist heritage.

Trekking in the Everest base camp is possible for beginners also. They can get a close view of the gigantic Everest without summiting it. If you are physically and mentally fit with a strong desire for adventure, then this could be your best trekking destination in Nepal.

Major Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Stunning views of the Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many others
  • From the base camp, you can soak in the incredible atmosphere and sense of achievement.
  • You can explore Sherpa culture and their warm hospitality.
  • Visit different monasteries and Buddhist heritage
  • Scenic flight to the Lukla airport
  • Encounter a variety of flora and fauna in the Everest region
  • Passing through a thrilling suspension bridge
  • Enjoy the traditional tea house

Quick Facts

Duration of Trek: 14 to 16 days

Maximum Height: 5,545m

Distance: 130 km (80.7 miles)

Everest Base Camp Trek Price:  From 1255 USD

Difficulty: Moderate

Trek Style: Tea House, Lodges, and Hotel.

Best Season: March, April, May, Mid September, October, November

Trek Permits: Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Many people like to trek Annapurna Base Camp for its immense natural beauty and adventurous trail. The combination of the diverse cultures and nature makes this trek remarkable. This trek can be completed from 5 days to 10 days, depending on your itinerary, which you will choose.

Trekking during the Annapurna base camp allows you to explore not only one but two base camps, i.e., Annapurna and Machhapucchre base camps. The majestic view of  Machhapucchre, Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, and Annapurna III from both base camps is bewildering.

During the trek, you will pass through the village of Gurung communities, where you can explore the culture and lifestyle of people living in this area. Also, relaxing in the hot spring at Jhinu Danda and passing through the Khola River, pine and rhododendron forests are astounding. Visiting the famous Poon Hill viewpoint is also another major attraction of this trek.

This trek is suitable for both the new and the experienced trekkers. Trekking with friends and family while exploring flora, fauna, mountains, relaxation, and fun at the lakeside of Pokhara, this trek definitely should not be missed while trekking in Nepal.

Major highlights of the Annapurna base camp trek

  • Scenic drive from kathmandu to the tourist hub of Pokhara
  • Chance to summit  two base camps in one trek
  • Panoramic view of spectacular mountains, including Annapurna, Machapuchare, Gangapurna, and more.
  • Refreshment at the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda
  • Explore the cultural traditions of Gurung and Magar communities.
  • Sunrise view over the Annapurna mountains

Quick Facts

Duration of Trek: 5 to 10 days

Maximum Height: 4,131m

Distance: 115 km

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Price: USD 1095 – USD 1355

Difficulty: Moderate difficult

Trek Style: Tea House, Lodge

Best Seasons: Autumn (September to November) – Spring (March to May)

Trek Permits: Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit, Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit

Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek is a beautiful journey that falls between the Tamang Heritage Cultures trek and the Gosaikunda Lake trek. This trek is usually short, and it is surrounded by the Langtang Himalayas. Langtang Valley trek is just 137 Km away from the kathmandu Valley.

Langtang Valley Trek is perfect for both old as well as young trekkers. While passing through the Langtang region, you can observe various kinds of flora and fauna. During the trek, you can see the waterfalls, beautiful villages, Himalayas, and other peaks such as Yala Peak, Langtang Ri, Langtang Lirung, and Motomori Peak.

Kyanjin Gompa is the ultimate destination for Langtang Trekkers and hikes to Tserko, RI, and Kyanjin, RI, for the magnificent view of the surroundings and the mountains. Also, there is a yak cheese factory where you can visit in the town of Kyanjin Gompa.

There are numerous species of birds, and wild animals can be seen inside the  Langtang National Park. Also, there is the chance of seeing pandas, the endangered musk deer, endangered goats, snow leopards, as well as a variety of other birds and butterflies.

Despite a few travelers, it’s rising in popularity. Langtang Valley Trek is the top five trek destination in Nepal that you should try.

Major Highlights of the Langtang Valley Trek

  • Astonishing view of snow-capped mountains such as Langtang Ri, Langtang, Langsisa and Ganjala Peak
  • stunning scenic views from Tserko Ri
  • Explore Buddhist shrines such as Langtang Gompa and Kyanjing Gompa
  • Walk through spectacular rhododendron forests
  • Mesmerizing sights of Gangchhenpo, Dorje Lakpa, and Langshisha
  • enjoy the fresh cheddar made in the Yak cheese factory
  • Stay in the interesting tea house with warm hospitality

Quick Facts

Duration of Trek: 7 to 8 days

Maximum Height: 5,500m

Distance: Around 65–80 km (40.3–49.7miles)

Langtang Valley Trek Price: USD 500 – USD 900

Difficulty: Moderate

Trek Style: Tea House, Lodge

Best Seasons: Autumn (September to November) – Spring (March to May)

Trek Permits: TIMS card, Langtang National Park Entry Permit

Annapurna Circuit Trek

This famous Annapurna Circuit trek can be done from both the clockwise and the anticlockwise direction. Every year, thousands of tourists are attracted here because it offers attractive destinations like Thorung La Pass, Tilicho, Manang, Mustang, etc.

During the trek, trekkers can experience the numerous waterfalls, village, diverse landscape, green forest, flora, and fauna, including the clear view of Annapurna. Diversity in culture, landscape, terrain, and ecology makes this trek more famous than several other treks in Nepal.

Stunning close views of the mountains like Annapurna I, II, III, and IV, Gangapurna, Nilgiri, Tarke Kang, Lamjung Hima, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu can be seen during the trail. This trek is connected with other treks like Upper Mustang Trek, Nar Phu Valley Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, and Manaslu Circuit Trek, so trekkers can do other treks after they finish this trek.

Furthermore, this trek is budget-friendly, and it is easily accessible to reach the Annapurna circuit. It is the perfect high-altitude trek for beginners as well as for the experience. Due to various key features, this trek belongs to the top five best trekking destinations in Nepal.

Major Highlights of the Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Pass by the yak pastures.
  • Visit the beautiful villages of Jomsong and Mustang.
  • Spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna, Thorung Peak, Nilgiri, Chulu West, and Chulu East, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV
  • Magnificent lakes, glaciers, deep gorges, and stunning waterfalls
  • Visit Marpha, which is rich in cultural heritage.
  • Muktinath historical pilgrimage site
  • Explore from the famous PoonHill viewpoint.

Quick Facts

Duration of Trek: 10 to 17 days

Maximum Height: 5416m

Distance: 160–230 km (100-145 mi)

Annapurna Circuit Trek Price: USD 900 – USD 4000

Difficulty: Hard

Trek Style: Tea House, Lodge

Best Seasons: Autumn (September to November) – Spring (March to May)

Trek Permits: Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit, TIMS Card

Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a secret adventure in the quiet part of the mountains. Many travelers place this trek as an alternative trek for the Annapurna region trek. It is a hidden gem nestled in the western part of the country. During this trek, you will pass through remote areas and can forget about the traditional Annapurna Routes and escape the masses.

During this trek, you will follow the steep-sided Budhi Gandaki River route and pass the thrilling suspension bridge. Ten peaks more than the altitude of 6500m, including the peak of 7000m, can be seen during this trial. The trek takes 10-17 days to complete. You will pass through Tibetan villages, lush forests,  juniper trees, and high passes, such as the Larkya La pass.

You can also explore different Tibetan monasteries, religious monuments, heritage sites, mani walls, prayer flags, etc. Also, the various mountains that you can see are  Ganesh Himal (7319m), Mt. Manaslu Himal (8153m), Himal Chuli (7893m), Shringi Himal (7187m), etc.

Passing through the beautiful towns of Samagaon, Jagat, Lokpa, Namrung, Samdo, and Dharamsala while observing their cultural and traditional lifestyle is an amazing experience.

Although it is a strenuous trek, trekkers with good physical fitness and a strong desire for adventure should try it.

Major Highlights of the Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • passing lush vegetation and distinct wildlife in the Manaslu Conservation Area
  • Reachin Larkey La, one of the most beautiful mountain passes of Nepal
  • Understanding and learning about Tibetan culture, tradition, and lifestyle
  • Explore different monasteries, Buddhist shrines, stupas, alleys, natural caves, pristine lakes, and high mountain settlements.
  • Breathtaking views of Mt. Manaslu, Kang Guru, Annapurna II, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Nemjung, and Gyaji Kang

Quick Facts

Duration of Trek: 13 to 17 days

Maximum Height: 5110m

Distance: 177 km

Manaslu Circuit Trek Price: USD 900 – USD 1600

Difficulty: Hard

Trek Style: Tea House, Lodge

Best Seasons: Autumn (September to November) – Spring (March to May)

Trek Permits: Special Restricted Area Permit for Manaslu, Manaslu Conservation Area Project Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit

Final Say

In parting from Nepal’s captivating trails, High Route Adventure carry the essence of each step. Whether you choose the Annapurna Circuit, Everest Base Camp, or Langtang Valley, these paths are invitations to profound experiences in the heart of the Himalayas.

The ease of the scenery masks the enormous effect on our souls as we venture through the trekking trails. Beyond the peaks and trails, we take a piece of mountain magic with us, calling us to new journeys. May the spirit of Nepal’s trails support you until then. Best wishes on your journey!

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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