Being the homeland of world’s eight highest peaks, Nepal is one of the rare countries that offer you with several climatic zone experience within few fluctuations in altitude with a corresponding change in the biodiversity and settlement of people. Below are some of the best treks in Nepal:
Everest Base Camp is one of the most desired and destined treks among trekking enthusiasts from among the world. Exploring all the way to the bottom of the world’s highest peak in the world. You shall be making through several settlements inhabited by ethnic people, crossing several rivers via suspension bridges, making through the dense forest full with rhododendrons, passing waterfalls, and witnessing the soaring high mountains throughout your journey. The trek starts after you land at Lukla Airport, as you move towards Namche Bazar via Phakding. This is a complete blend of adventure, natural beauty, diverse landscape, and colorful culture, which is rarely available in any other trek.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is another popular and classic trek of Nepal, which takes you all the way to the base of the world’s 10th highest peak, Mt. Annapurna, and making through several areas of the Annapurna region. Throughout the trek, you shall be witnessing the staggering views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, Manaslu and Langtang Himal. Though some areas of this region are undergoing road construction, it is still one of the best treks in Nepal. The maximum altitude that you will be making during this trek is 5,416 m while crossing the Thorong La Pass. However, no any athletic body fitness is required to make this trek.
For all those who complain about the tourist and business influence in the classic treks, Manaslu Circuit Trek is the best package. This is a remote trek that takes you to the border between Nepal and Tibet, and to the base of the world’s 8th highest peak, Mt. Manaslu. You shall be made through several settlements that are untouched and very pure and original in their lifestyle. Tsum valley is another attraction of this trek. The highest point you shall be making is of 5,115 m while making through the Larkya La Pass. This trek can be quite challenging to you in comparison to any other treks in Nepal.
If you are short in time, Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is the best short trekking for you. You shall be made through the terraced fields, villages inhabited by Gurung communities, and the dense forest full with rhododendrons. The highest point you shall make during this trek is of 3,210 m, while you ascend to the top of Poon Hill. Poon Hill offers you the most staggering views of mountains. When the first ray of sun flood the mountain, you shall feel the sheer joy and captivation of nature. This short trek doesn’t require you to have any extraordinary body fitness; you shall be made through easy to moderate trails.
Another most popular trek known for diverse biodiversity and rich cultural experience is the Langtang Valley trek. You shall witness the vastness of Langtang Ri and several other mountains such as Makalu and Annapurna. Though it is near to the Kathmandu Valley, this trek offers you the thrill and wilderness like as any other trek. The most interesting part is that you shall get to see amazing glaciers from the low altitude area. You shall get immense opportunity and time to know the Tamang communities. It is a moderate level of trekking that takes you through remote to little-influenced settlements.
Upper Mustang trek takes you through the Trans-Himalayan landscape. Both, the geography and the culture of people living here are similar to Tibet. This is another remote trek containing some restricted areas where meeting the government’s trekking criteria is a must. This trek requires you to have quite fit physique, as you will be making through moderately difficult to challenging trails. The highest altitude you shall make during this trek is of 3,810 m, while you are at Dhakmar. Keep in mind that this is quite a trek and that the acute remoteness isn’t everybody’s cup of tea.
- Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Kanchanjunga Base Camp Trek takes you the world’s third highest peak, Mt. Kanchanjunga. This trek gives you the best opportunity to explore and know the culture and practices of the east part of Nepal. You shall be making through the dense forest full of several types of wild vegetation and animals, passing through several villages inhabited by ethnic people. This region also boasts less touristic influence. The highest point you shall be made during this trek is of 5,160 m while crossing the Lapsang Pass. However, you are required to have the moderate level of physical fitness, as this trek, sometimes, can be quite challenging.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is more focused to the base camp, rather than making the circuit of the Annapurna region. You shall be making several passes, valleys, villages, and dense forest to the world’s 10th highest mountain. This trek also is a blend of natural beauty, adventure, and cultural variations.
In Gokyo Ri Trek, you shall be making through glens, witnessing the beautiful lakes, snow-capped mountains, and the largest glacier of the country. You shall pass several forests, witness several ridges, and a lot of suspension bridges. Five lakes in the Gokyo Valley are the main attractions of this trek.
Upper Dolpo Trek takes you to the untouched and hidden part of Nepal, that is highly influenced by Tibetan culture. You shall be making through three passes: the Nagdalo La Pass (5,350 m), Shey La Pass (5,000 m), and the Jeng La Pass (5,110 m). Trekking in this region requires you to have moderately fit body; however, the trek can be quite challenging.