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April 5, 2017

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We are happy that our honoured members of MeetnGreetMe community love sharing their local expertise with travelers from all over the world. Today we are moving to Nepal – home to Everest. Our local guide will be Ganesh – an experienced Himalayan trekking guide who has already shared with you his personal No1 places in Kathmandu

“Nepal is well known as the land of the almighty Himalayas, which can be a synonym to the land of challenges and adventures. The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal unfolds the best adventure experience of trekking, hiking, and climbing as the main attraction. Due to the diversity of topography and elevation, Nepal is paradise for the adventure trekking and climbing activities in the Himalayas. We are hopeful that the snapshots highlights of the popular Top 10 Best Nepal Treks help you to choose the suitable trekking holidays for you.

1) Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal

Walking on the lap of the Great Himalayas with the crystal clear view of majestic mountains just in front of your eyes is possible only in the Everest Region. Everest base camp trek is the most awe-inspiring popular trekking trail of Nepal in the world. It is one of an outstanding destination for adventure trekkers and offers best opportunity to gain the Himalayan experiences. It is designed to fulfill the dream of many trekkers of experiencing the historic route to the base of the world’s highest mountain. The trek along the Everest Base Camp is not only a trek to the Everest Region but also a great opportunity to capture the incredible beauties of Khumbu region from the viewpoint called Kalapathar (5,550m). You can have a spectacular view of world’s highest mountain Mt Everest (8848m) along with other eight thousanders including Mt Lhotse , Mt Makalu and Mt Cho Oyu from the Everest base camp but for the best view of these mountains you have to climb up little to Kalapathhar. Along with the mountain views, this trek also helps you to know about the living style of the world famous, successful and bravest climbers- The Sherpas. On the other hand, you can spend some time in Sagarmatha National Park watching the beautiful floras and faunas protected in the national park. The trek does not end up here; you can furthermore visit the local villages, many monasteries, enjoy the peculiar landscapes and the hospitality of Sherpas.

Trip tips

Duration needed: 12-15 days
Highest elevation of this trek: 5556 meters
Trek grade: Moderate

2) Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp trek is the world class trekking trails in Nepal. It is a high glacial basin located in the north of Pokhara city. Annapurna Base Camp trek gives an extraordinary variety of ecosystem because of the unique combination of depths and height. It is surrounded by the snow giants, especially Annapurna Himalayan ranges and other peaks above the 7000 meters mark. So, it receives only 7 hours sunlight a day in summer season. A dense tropical forest of bamboo and Rhododendron covered the south facing slopes and the north facing slopes are covered by rain shadow. The sanctuary is considered sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists as it is believed to be the abode of their deities. Annapurna sanctuary was not opened for foreigners until 1956. It is also called an Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. It is the most beautiful trek exploring the diverse ethnic groups and their cultures such as Gurung, Magar, Thakali and glimpse of flora and fauna.We can observe the spectacular mountain views including Machhapuchhere (6,993 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Lamjung Himal (6,983 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna south (7,219m), Himchuli (7,246m) while on the trail.

Trip tips

Duration needed: 11-14 days
Highest elevation of this trek: 4200 meters
Trek grade: Moderate
Accommodation: Local tea houses

3) Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Everest Gokyo Trekking is an ultimate trekking route to explore the massive mountain peaks, glaciers and the beautiful lakes of Everest Region. The beauty of Himalayas is spell-bounding. Once you enter in this region you will be stunned with the view of the Great Himalayas – also known as the crown of the world. Everest Gokyo trekking can be the best option for the trekkers who can conquer the high altitudes, walk over the rough trials and can handle the fairly cold climate which exist almost every day. The trial not only offers you the natural beauty but also the traditional and biological splendor.

Trip tips

Duration needed: 14-16 days
Highest elevation of this trek: 5556 meters
Trek grade: Moderate
Accommodation: Local tea houses

4) Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal

Annapurna circuit trek is a popular classic trekking route among the global trekkers. It is also well known as round Annapurna trek. It is an adventurous 160-230 Km hikes around the majestic Annapurna massif. Annapurna is located in the north-central part of Nepal. It has been preferred as the best long distance trek in the world. This trail is opened for foreign travelers since 1980s. The trek starts from a low altitude and it reaches a height of 5,416 meters at the Thorang La pass. Thorong La is the highest and challenging pass of the trek. This splendid pass is one of the best points on the face of the earth to view the sublime beauty of the mighty Himalayas. The trek crosses two different river valleys encircling the Annapurna range. Annapurna Circuit Trek begins at Beshisahar in the Marshyangdi river valley and ends up in the Kali Gandaki gorge. It is the deepest gorge in the world. The trail passes along paddy fields, sub-tropical forest, amazing waterfalls, huge cliffs and several villages. Depending on the trekker’s speed, the length of the side trips and rest days taken, it usually takes 10 to 15 days to complete the journey. Lodges / Tea houses accommodation and hygienic meals are available along the trek.

Trip tips

Duration needed: 14-16 days
Highest elevation of this trek: 5400 meters
Trek grade: Moderate
Accommodation: Local tea houses

5) Upper Mustang Trekking

Upper Mustang Trekking in Nepal

The upper mustang trek leads you into the hidden kingdom of Mustang. It is called Lo Earlier lo used to be a part of Tibetan empire. It offers an impressive trekking to the remote trans- Himalayan area which is influenced by Tibetan culture. The ultimate destination of upper mustang trekking is Lo Manthang, which is also the capital of upper mustang. Explore the thousand years of old monasteries, caves, local tribes and scenic beauty of different landscapes. Upper mustang not only offers its visitors beautiful views of rugged landscape but also allow them to observe the Tibetan, Buddhists culture. Upper Mustang trek is a great adventure trek for those who wish to make a challenging trek along “off the beaten path” in the Trans-Himalayan Region.

Trip tips

Duration needed: 14-16 days
Highest elevation of this trek: 3840 meters
Trek grade: Moderate
Accommodation: Local tea houses

6) Ghorepani Poon hill Trekking

Ghorepani Poon hill Trekking in Nepal

This trek is also referred as the Annapurna sunrise view trek. It is one of the best short treks in Annapurna. The main specialty of this trip is that within a short period of time you will be able to see the breathtaking views of mountains from Poon hill view point. The whole of Ghorepani is densely forested with rhododendron trees, the national flower of Nepal. There lies numbers of villages like Ghorepani, Ulleri, aGndruk, where you will get to see the picture of Nepalese life as well as others community’s people and the way they maintain peace and harmony among one another. This trek is well suited to those who is new to trekking or who have limits time but still want to experience the diverse culture and mind-blowing beauty of nature that makes you feel the real Himalayan experience.

Trip tips

Duration needed: 5-8 days
Highest elevation of this trek: 3210 meters.
Trek grade: Easy
Accommodation: Local tea houses

7) Langtang Valley Trekking

Langtang Valley Trekking in Nepal

Langtang Valley Trekking is one of the best and popular holiday trekking routes among the trekkers inside Nepal which was highly affected by the earthquake of 2014. Also, this is the nearest Himalayan trekking region from Kathmandu valley. 105 Kilometers to the northern side and it is about seven hours bus ride from Kathmandu valley. Offered with many natural, cultural and other beautiful charms, Langtang valley route is among the busy routes for trekking after Everest and Annapurna Region.

Surrounded by the icy glaciers originated from the almighty Himalayas, this region is also known as Valley of Glaciers. Langtang Valley is encircled by the mountain peaks like Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Langshisa Ri and Langtang Himal is what worth making a trip to this region. Starting from lower Langtang Valley, the trial offers you the view of varieties of rhododendron, bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, rugged rock, streams and the snow-capped Himalayas all along the way you reach up to the final point. Despite being a Nepalese state and inhabited by Nepalese people, this region is highly influenced by Tibetan culture. This region once used to be the major trading route to with Tibet. Hence once you reach up to there, you can experience mixed Nepalese and Tibetan culture. Exploring more about this region, we can visit Kyanjin Gompa which is believed to be the oldest Buddhist monastery of this region. Kyanjin Gompa is also a name of a place named after this gompa, where we can see a cheese factory. And the cheese produced from this factory is famous all over the country.

Trip tips

Duration needed: 10-12 days
Highest elevation of this trek: 5000 meters.
Trek grade: Moderate
Accommodation: Local tea houses

8) Tsum Valley Trekking

Tsum Valley Trekking in Nepal

Tsum valley trek in which lies the culturally diverse and mesmerizing beauty of Himalaya this can be seen from its trail. There lies place were sacred Himalayan pilgrimage is situated, which is also known as hidden valley. Tsum itself has a very broader meaning which means vivid, derived from the Tibetan word. The local peoples are mostly from the Tibetan community and speak their own dialect. This region is very rich in ancient art, culture, and religion. Talking about the trail these are spread with artistic chortens and lines with mani walls made of thousand of stone slabs carved with drawings of god and goddess along with the prayers. Trek begins from Arughat in Gorkha district. This region is opened for tourism only a few years ago, Tsum Valley offers authentic traditional culture plus breathtaking beauty and big mountain views.

Trip tips

Duration needed: 12-15 days
Highest elevation of this trek: 5100 meters
Trek grade: Moderate
Accommodation: simple local tea houses

9) Mohare Danda Trek

Mohare Danda Trek in Nepal mountains

Mohare Danda Trek is one of the beautiful short treks in the foothills of Annapurna area which is a new trail discovered by Nepal government. Mohare Danda is a name of the viewpoint from where you can see spectacular mountain views better than Ghorepani Poon Hill. This trek is a model of Eco community lodge trek where you can stay at the local eco-community lodges and eats local food to promote and support local people. While on this trek, you walk inside the dense forest along the bank of Kali Gandaki River, Kaligandai is the deepest gorge in the world. Moreover, you will be overwhelmed by beautiful landscapes, valleys, and mountains.

Trip tips

Duration needed: 8-10 days
Highest elevation of this trek: 3300 meters
Trek grade: Easy
Accommodation: community local lodges

10) Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo Trek in Nepal

Upper Dolpo is an ancient Tibetan kingdom located in the northeast part of Nepal. It was only opened to trekkers in 1990. Dolpo region is the most remote and least developed district in Nepal. Only the few anthropologist and geographer had explores the region. It is one of the remote trekking in ancient Buddhist lands and it’s a journey into the kingdom of guru Rinpoche. Dolpo region situated between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri Himalayan range is the highest inhabited land of Dolpo. This is the land full of rugged natural beauty. The trekking is suitable for that person who wants to understand the remoteness and exotic beauty of nature.”

Trip tips

Duration needed: 25 days
Highest elevation of this trek: 5350 meters
Trek grade: Challenging
Accommodation: camping”

We thank Ganesh for such insightful information! If you are inspired by this article to see these natural beauties with your own eyes and breathe the fresh mountain air, contact Ganesh and he will arrange these treks for you.

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One response to “Best Treks in Nepal – Everest and more”

  1. Dil Gurung says:

    Thank you so much for sharing about trekking in Nepal. I really enjoy to read your awesome outdoor article.

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