Planning to go to Nepal? If the answer is yes, then you must already have an idea about how gifted it is in terms of terrain? Covered by mountains on all sides, this landlocked country is home to 6 of the world’s highest peaks that continues to attract trekkers of all shapes and sizes to test out their physical and mental endurance.
If you are also planning to grace its merciless slopes and conquer its arduous terrain, then you must read this article before booking your Nepal tour package.
We will share a list of the best treks in Nepal that you must experience at least once in your lifetime!
Needless to say, choose these treks on the basis of your fitness levels, number of days available, budget, etc.
Everest Base Camp
This 12-day trek takes you to the base of lofty Mt Everest, the world’s highest mountain. You will not only be graced by this towering peak but many others surrounding the Everest region. That experience of standing face-to-face with Mt Everest will be an experience you may never forget. You can climb up to Kala Patthar at sunrise and watch the gentle sunlight washing over majestic Nuptse, Lhotse, and Mt Everest.
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Attracting more than a 100,000 trekkers every year, Annapurna Circuit is hands-down the most popular trek in Nepal. It also crosses over Thorong La (pass), the highest point of Annapurna Circuit at 5,416m, and is known to the wildest pass in the world. This relatively good terrain with stunning backdrop makes it a comfortable trek for beginner trekkers with little experience in trekking. Besides, its diverse terrain is a sight to behold. Since it is a developed trek, you don't need to carry any extra supplies with you.
If you have fewer days available in Nepal but want to make the best of your time, then you need to consider taking this trek. The best thing about Langtang Trek is that you can reach the top of Tserko Peak at an altitude of 4,984m. This culturally rich trek is moderately difficult and a perfect opportunity to get a summit experience.
Manaslu is the world’s eighth highest peak that offers novice trekkers an opportunity to circumvent its base. Opened up only in the 90s, this culturally rich trek will be one of your best trekking experiences. You will especially enjoy the day you will cross Larke Pass at an elevation of 5,135m. The topography is varied and secluded which makes it a meditative trekking experience. With fewer people on the trail, you will be able to enjoy this stunning natural offering, all by yourself. You must also visit the Manaslu Base Camp in Samagaun to get full view of the mountain.
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang belonged to the former Kingdom of Lo and is known to be one of the most secluded regions of Nepalese Himalayas. It is also the last bastion of the Tibetan culture where people usually come to hike and trek in the wilderness. However, due to its natural beauty and popularity, many guesthouses have also come up. This medium-hard trek is very remote and takes 10 days to complete.
Upper Dolpo Trek
This hidden gem is a Tibetan style village with towering peaks, barren landscapes, and fertile rice steppes. While it is expensive, this trek takes you to Upper Dolpo, a unique and mysterious terrain that remains hidden to this day! The beauty of its secluded lake and superb view of Kanjirowa Himal will leave you spellbound.
This 20 day trek will take you to the base of the world’s third highest mountain. When you trek through Kanchenjunga region, you will cut through the most rural parts of Nepal that are surrounded by raw nature on all sides. The trek is very hard and long but worth every drop of sweat. The cross the Lapsang La pass at the elevation of 5160m. This trekking trail is very remote and gives you stunning views of both Mt Kanchenjunga and Mt Makalu.
Makalu Base Camp
Mt Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world that offers you challenging trail that passes through unspoiled nature. Don't be surprised if you barely meet people along the way because it is a very difficult trek that is chosen by fit and adventurous trekkers only. However, despite its uniqueness and remoteness, this trail is self-sufficient and well-equipped, meaning you don't have to carry tents and food along.
While there are dozen other things to do in Nepal, it is advisable to do at least one trek in the region to view the Himalayas up close. This will surely be a transformative experience for you!