Best 10 Trekking Trails in Nepal

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Trekking Trails of Nepal has fascinated travelers from decades long. If you are planning to trek in Nepal in near future then this blog is gonna help to list out the best trekking trails in Nepal.

In 2019 alone, 1.17 million people visited Nepal from all around the globe. Most tourists who visited Nepal, came here for the trekking. As Nepal hosts 8 of the top 10 highest mountains including Mount Everest with several other mountains , Nepal has got a number of alluring trekking trails full of mesmerizing  landscapes which will give you the lifetime unforgettable experience. As one gets loads of options to choose from, it would be a hard choice in selecting the best trekking route for them. 

While choosing the best, it may vary from personal preferences. While one might be looking for an arduous trek for long days, others might be looking for the medium level trek in budget price.

How many days are you willing to trek?, How remotely are you willing to go? Are you a solo traveller or do you trek in group? In which season you prefer to visit Nepal for trekking? Answers to these questions might land you with different options from one another.

No worries, we have listed out the most famous trekking trails and routes of Nepal , along with the recent ones with a hope that it will assist you while choosing your trail. 

1. Everest Base Camp Trek – 12 days 

Undoubtedly the most famous trekking trails in Nepal alluring about 20,000 trekking per year. As you can witness the majestic view of Mount Everest with other peaks and splendid terrains no doubt that you will find trekkers sharing the same zeal while you are on trek.

Everest Base Camp

BEST PART

  • Witnessing the Mount Everest , Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam 
  • Enticing landscapes, terrains
  • Get the chance to observe Sherpa Culture and tradition

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TREK FACTS

  • Trekking Difficulty –  Medium Difficulty 
  • Max Elevation – Kala Patthar 5643 m
  • Accommodation Type – Guesthouse and Lodges
  • Best Season – March- May  and October – November 
  • Pricing – Medium 

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2. Annapurna Circuit Trek – 13 Days 

Annapurna Circuit trek in another famous trek which offers you a roundabout around the mountains. This trek will give you an amazing experience which we can bet you would never forget in your lifetime. However, roadways have reached some locations in the trek which has shortened the duration of trek.

Annapurna Panorama Trek (3)
Annapurna Circuit Trek

BEST PART

  • Comfortable trekking trails 
  • Amazing landscapes and roundabouts around the mountain gives you a unique experience.
  • Crossing the Thorong La Pass at 5416 meter

LOW LIGHT

  • Road building next to the trails at some part of the trek.

TREK FACTS

  • Trekking Difficulty : Medium Difficulty
  • Max Elevation. : Thorong La Pass 5416
  • Accommodation Type : GuestHouses and Lodge
  • Best Season : March – May and October- November
  • Pricing : Cheap

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3. Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 10 Days

Inside Annapurna Region, Annapurna Base Camp trek will lead you to the Base Camp of the 10th highest mountain in the world (Mount Annapurna 8091 m). This is a great alternative for the ones who are looking for the best trekking trials for a short period of time. 

BEST PART

  • Great trails and landscapes.
  • Close to the touristic place in Nepal , Pokhara city. You can have the option for exploring the city after the trek.
  • Good alternative for the people who are new to trekking.

LOW LIGHT

  • Trek gets completed in a few days.

TREK FACTS

  • Trekking Difficulty : Moderate 
  • Max Elevation : Annapurna Base Camp. 4320 m 
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse and Lodges
  • Best Season : March – May and October and  November
  • Pricing – Cheap 

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4. Langtang Trek  11- days 

Langtang Valley Trek also known as glacier trek as the valley is dominated by many snow-capped mountains like Langtang Lirung (7227m), Langtang II (6596m), Ganesh Himal (7422m), Naya Kanga (5844m)Gangchenpo(6387m). This trek will lead to the Northern extremities of Nepal, near Tibet Border. Langtang Valley is rich in both cultural and biodiversity. You will get a chance to spend time with Tamang people knowing about their culture, tradition, lifestyle and also to visit the old buddhist monastery – Kyanjing Gompa.

langtang valley trek
Langtang Valley Trek

BEST PART

  • Best choice ,if you have a few days for trek
  • A trek into one of the most beautiful valley in the world.
  • If you are lucky, then you can get a glimpse of wildlife like Himalayan black bear, the goat-like Himalayan Thar, rhesus monkeys, and even the rare red panda.

TREK FACTS

  • Trekking DIfficulty: Medium
  • Max Elevation: 3800 m
  • Accommodation : Guesthouses and Lodges
  • Best Season : March – may and October and November
  • Pricing – Moderate

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5. Manaslu Trek 

Highly famous for its off beaten trails in Himalaya, Manaslu Trek offers to lead you to the core of nature where you can witness the unspoiled nature at its pristine condition. Must say, it is not for inexperienced trekkers, because of the strenuous nature and remoteness of the trek, one needs to have zeal to withstand the difficulty this trek has to offer. You will trek to some portion of the ancient salt trade route and cross the Larkya Pass  which is considered as a difficult and dramatic pass.

Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Trek

BEST PART

  • Gives you the best of which Nature could offer.
  • Larkya Pass , the most difficult portion of the trek, yet the most beautiful one.
  • You reach to the vicinity of World 8th highest Mountain , Mount Manaslu
  • Culturally diverse trek, where you discover the Tibetan cultures in high Himalayas.

TREK FACTS

  • Trekking Difficulty : Difficult 
  • Max elevation : 5115 m Larkya Pass
  • Accommodation: Guesthouses and Lodges
  • Best Season:  March – may and October – November
  • Pricing: Medium

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6. Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang, former Himalayan Kingdom would be a great alternative which offers you the subtle taste of Tibetan Culture along with enticing alpine landscapes. However, as it is a restricted area, you need a permit to access this location and should have at least 2 trekkers accompanied by Nepali guide. LO Manthang is the capital of the former Kingdom of Lo, a fortress city , would be a sight to behold.

Upper Mustang Trek

BEST PART

  • Chungsi Cave – Cave turned into monastery , Ghar Gumb
  • Alpine landscape 
  • Kingdom of LO’s Capital City – Lo Manthang

TREK FACTS

  • Trekking Difficulty – Difficult
  • Max Elevation : 3840 m  , LO Manthang
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse and Lodge
  • Best Season : March to May and June – August
  • Pricing : High

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7. Upper Dolpo Trek

The mystique region hidden in the far western side of Nepal  bordering Tibet in the north, this offers the trekkers mesmerizing view of  Kanjirowa Mountain range, barren landscapes with Tibet style villages who are still trading with their northern counterpart , keeping alive the old salt route.

It is one of the remotest locations you can trek in Nepal.

BEST PART

  • One of the remote location, so you could see the beauty of nature at its sublime condition
  • Breathtaking  view of Kanjirowa Mountain range
  • Recommend trek if you have enough time to trek and want to get lost in nature. 

TREK FACTS

  • Trekking Difficulty : Difficult
  • Max Elevation : 5306 m Kang La pass
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse and Lodge
  • Best Season : March – May and June – Aug
  • Pricing : High

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8. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

This secluded area has to offer the hidden gem of the Himalayas. Lies in the eastern part of Nepal, it gives you the spectacular view of the majestic Himalayas as a prize for the trekkers after an arduous trek of their lifetime. Recommend only for experienced trekkers. 

BEST PART

  • Spectacular View of Mount Kanchenjunga , Mount Makalu.Kumbhakarna,Yalung Kang, Kangchenjunga Central and South, Kangbachen, kirat chuli.
  • Full of beautiful lush vegetation.
  • Few trekkers in this region

TREK FACTS

  • Trekking Difficulty : Difficult
  • Max Elevation : 5160 m Lapsang Pass
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Best Season : March to May and June – August
  • Pricing : High

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9. Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

Another magnificent yet concealed trek in Western Region of Nepal which possesses the stunning alpine terrain starting from the low farmland giving you the pleasure of trekking a route of high variation in vegetation. You can explore them. deepest gorge in the world along with other hidden valleys and terrains barely touched from the outer world. However, due to harsh conditions, it is for experienced trekkers only.

BEST PART

  • Few Trekkers in this region
  • Spectacular view of Dhaulagiri massif, Dhaulagiri II, III, V, IV, Junction Peak, Churens East, Central and West, Putha Hiunchuli and Hiunchuli Patan. False Junction Peak, Dhaulagiri VI and Gurja himal.
  • Deepest gorge of the world, Kaligandaki river gorge.

TREK FACTS

  • Trekking Difficulty – Difficult
  • Max Elevation : 5360 m French Col
  • Accommodation: Camping / Lodges
  • Best Season : March to May and June – August
  • Pricing : High

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10. Everest 3 Passes Trek

One of the famous off beaten trails in Everest Region which calls for the adrenaline junkies. You can experience the thrill of crossing various challenging and tempting mountain passes. This trek is a long strenuous trek which takes the trekkers to the limit yet bewildered its visitors with spectacular landscapes.

The Three Passes are 

  • Kongma la pass
  • Renjola pass
  • Chola pass

BEST PART

  • Awesome trekking trails with few trekkers
  • Spectacular view of massive mountains in Khumbu which includes the massive Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, Cholatse, Amadablam, Tobuche, Lobuche .
  • Kong Ma La passes are one of the biggest challenges of the trek.

TREK FACTS

  • Trekking Difficulty – Difficult
  • Max Elevation : 5540 m Kong Ma La
  • Accommodation: Camping / Lodges
  • Best Season : March to May and June – August , not accessible in winter season
  • Pricing : Medium

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