Top 12 Best Treks in Nepal

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<ul><li><p> Find trekking partners Find trekking partners Forums Forums LoginLogin</p><p>Blog &gt; Trekking Articles &gt; Top 12 Best Treks </p><p>in Nepal Snapshot</p><p>Top 12 Best Treks in Nepal Snapshot </p><p>Overview</p><p>By Trekbooking posted on November 18, 2014 5:35 am </p><p>Going trekking in Nepal? Lets help you with a snapshot overview of whats likely the </p><p>twelve best treks in Nepal. At least, they are currently the most popular treks in Nepal, </p><p>based on number of trekkers.</p><p>Every year Nepal attracts +200,000 trekkers. That also means that every year +200,000 </p><p>people are faced with the hard choice of selecting which trekking destination to explore in </p><p>Nepal. Lets face it this is not an easy choice.</p><p>How odd it may sound the decision of choosing your favorite trek might actually be easier </p><p>made in your home country (likely with proper internet connection also) than in the bustling </p><p>trekking and tourist area, Thamel, where hundreds of trekking agencies inevitably will offer you </p><p>different opinions as to which trek is the best trek in Nepal.</p><p>Worst case, some opinions offered by local trekking agencies might be more profit driven than </p><p>anything else. Best case, youll receive good but likely different pieces of advice from various </p><p>prudent trekking companies in Kathmandu. Because which trek is actually the best in Nepal?</p><p>While some may believe theres an ultimate answer to that question it does literally come down </p><p>to your own personal trekking preferences. Let us exemplify with a few relevant aspects of </p><p>trekking which you need to consider, before being able to zoom in on THE best trek in Nepal, </p><p>for you personally:</p><p>1. What level of trekking difficulty are you seeking?</p><p>2. How many days do you have available for trekking in Nepal?</p><p>3. Looking for a remote trekking destination, or, will a touristy one be okay as well?</p><p>4. Are you a budget traveler or is price less relevant for you?</p><p>5. During which season(s) are you trekking in Nepal? (some treks are not recommended during </p><p>the monsoon and winter season)</p><p>6. Looking for remote and hard camping treks (also sometimes named adventure treks) or the </p><p>simpler guesthouse treks?</p><p>7. Are you alone, or with someone? Some treks in Nepal have Restricted Permits and hence </p><p>requires a minimum of two people, and the company of a Nepali guide or porter.</p><p>Companies Companies Destinations Destinations </p><p>Page 1 of 14Top 12 Best Treks in Nepal - Trekking in Nepal Blog!</p><p>29.01.15file:///C:/Users/user/AppData/Local/Temp/XNR8VKRI.htm</p></li><li><p>and finally its Trek Facts.</p><p>Hopefully this best treks in Nepal crash-course will assist you further with selecting your </p><p>favorite trekking destination.</p><p>1. EVEREST BASE CAMP 12/13 days, +25,000 trekkers/year</p><p>Great trekking terrain! Youll stand face-to-face with the worlds highest mountain Mountain </p><p>Everest (8,850m), and see multiple other majestic peaks. Youll also meet the Sherpa people, </p><p>renowned for the climbing skills. In short, fantastic trekking experience.</p><p>Highlights</p><p> Stand face-to-face with Mt. Everest and experience Everest Base Camp itself.</p><p> Kala Patthar at 5,600 meters, a vantage point providing fantastic views of majestic peaks </p><p>such as Nuptse, Lhotse, and Mount Everest</p><p> Great trekking trail and excellent mountain landscapes</p><p>Lowlight</p><p> Youll trek up and down on more or less the same trail.</p><p>Trek Facts</p><p> Trekking Difficulty: Level 3 Medium difficulty</p><p> Remoteness: Not Remote (due to the number of trekkers)</p><p> Pricing: Medium (#USD spent/day)</p><p> Best Season: March-May and October-November</p><p> Accommodation type: Guesthouses &amp; Lodges</p><p> Restricted Permits: No.</p><p> Max elevation: 5,600 m, Kala Patthar</p><p> Accessible during Winter (Dec-Jan): Yes.</p><p> Compare prices for Everest Base Camp</p><p>2. ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT 13/14 days, the entire Annapurna Region +100,000 </p><p>trekkers/year</p><p>Good trekking terrain. Great Himalayan scenery. Comfortable trek with lots of tea-houses. In </p><p>recentyears road building has taken place along some parts of the trek, unfortunately </p><p>decreasing the overall trekking experience.</p><p>Page 2 of 14Top 12 Best Treks in Nepal - Trekking in Nepal Blog!</p><p>29.01.15file:///C:/Users/user/AppData/Local/Temp/XNR8VKRI.htm</p></li><li><p>Highlights</p><p> Crossing the worlds widest pass the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meter</p><p> Diverse trekking terrain as a result of high difference in altitudes varying from 760 m to </p><p>5,416 m</p><p> Developed trek giving a high degree of comfort</p><p>Lowlight</p><p> Road building next to the trail at some parts of the trek.</p><p>Trek Facts</p><p> Trekking Difficulty: Level 3 Medium Difficulty</p><p> Remoteness: Not Remote (due to the number of trekkers)</p><p> Pricing: Cheap (#USD spent/day)</p><p> Best Season: March-May and October-November</p><p> Accommodation type: Guesthouses &amp; Lodges</p><p> Restricted Permits: No.</p><p> Max elevation: 5,416 m, Thorong La Pass</p><p> Accessible during Winter (Dec-Jan): Yes.</p><p> Compare prices for Annapurna Circuit</p><p>3. ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP 9/10 days Part of the Annapurna Region, +100,000 </p><p>trekkers/year</p><p>Annapurna Base Camp (4,320m) will allow you to stand face-to-face with the worlds most </p><p>dangerous mountain to Climb (not trek) Annapurna I (8.091 m). Only having 10 days for </p><p>trekking this trek is without doubt a great option.</p><p>Page 3 of 14Top 12 Best Treks in Nepal - Trekking in Nepal Blog!</p><p>29.01.15file:///C:/Users/user/AppData/Local/Temp/XNR8VKRI.htm</p></li><li><p>Highlights</p><p> An authentic and real trekking experience, considering the rather short trekking duration.</p><p> Great trail and landscape, the closer you get to Annapurna Base Camp.</p><p> In close proximity to the city Pokhara, also worthwhile exploring after the trek.</p><p>Lowlight</p><p> The trail has quite a few stairs</p><p>Trek Facts</p><p> Trekking Difficulty: Level 2 Moderate</p><p> Remoteness: Not Remote</p><p> Pricing: Cheap (#USD spent/day)</p><p> Best Season: March-May and October-November</p><p> Accommodation type: Guesthouses &amp; Lodges</p><p> Restricted Permits: No.</p><p> Max elevation: 4,320 m, Annapurna Base Camp</p><p> Accessible during Winter (Dec-Jan): No. Normally too much snow. Risk of avalanches.</p><p> Compare prices for Annapurna Base Camp</p><p>4. POONHILL TREK 5-7 days, Part of the Annapurna Region, +100,000 trekkers/year</p><p>Poonhill (3,210 m) offers great views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain Ranges. Its a </p><p>great trek for a sneak-peak into the trekking world. Highly recommended if only a few days </p><p>available for trekking in Nepal.</p><p>Page 4 of 14Top 12 Best Treks in Nepal - Trekking in Nepal Blog!</p><p>29.01.15file:///C:/Users/user/AppData/Local/Temp/XNR8VKRI.htm</p></li><li><p>Highlights</p><p> Sunrise atop Poonhill with a fantastic panoramic view of the Himalayas</p><p> Cultural trek, especially Ghandruk, an antique and culturally rich villag</p><p> In close proximity to the city Pokhara, also worthwhile exploring after the trek.</p><p>Lowlight</p><p> The trail has quite a few stairs</p><p>Trek Facts</p><p> Trekking Difficulty: Level1/2 Easy to Moderate difficulty</p><p> Remoteness: Not Remote</p><p> Pricing: Cheap (#USD spent/day)</p><p> Best Season: March-May and October-November</p><p> Accommodation type: Guesthouses &amp; Lodges</p><p> Restricted Permits: No.</p><p> Max elevation: 3,210 m, Poonhill</p><p> Accessible during Winter (Dec-Jan): Yes.</p><p> Compare prices for the Poonhill Trek</p><p>5. LANGTANG TREK 7-13 days 13,000 trekkers/year</p><p>The best trek in Nepal, if only having 7-8 days available. Situated in the North towards Tibet </p><p>Langtang is a good trek offering cultural insights such as monasteries, local villages, and an </p><p>opportunity to select and hike you own preferred 4,984 m peak.</p><p>Page 5 of 14Top 12 Best Treks in Nepal - Trekking in Nepal Blog!</p><p>29.01.15file:///C:/Users/user/AppData/Local/Temp/XNR8VKRI.htm</p></li><li><p>Highlights</p><p> Reaching atop Tserko Peak at an altitude of 4,984 m.</p><p> A 100% authentic trekking experience, even if only going for 7 days!</p><p> A culturally rich trek highly influenced by Tibetan traditions.</p><p>Lowlight</p><p> The trail is almost the same up and down.</p><p>Trek Facts</p><p> Trekking Difficulty: Level 3 Moderate difficulty</p><p> Remoteness: Not Remote-Remote</p><p> Pricing: Cheap (#USD spent/day)</p><p> Best Season: March-May and October-November</p><p> Accommodation type: Guesthouses &amp; Lodges</p><p> Restricted Permits: No.</p><p> Max elevation: 4,984m, Tserko Ri</p><p> Accessible during Winter (Dec-Jan): Yes.</p><p> Compare prices for the Langtang Trek</p><p>6. MANASLU TREK 15 days 6,500 trekkers/year</p><p>The Manaslu trek officially opened for trekking in the early 90s, a cutural trek par excellence, </p><p>and without a doubt one of the best treks in Nepal. An appropriate name might be Anaslu as </p><p>this trek is likely to take over the popularity of the infamous Annapurna Circuit trek. Highly </p><p>recommended.</p><p>Page 6 of 14Top 12 Best Treks in Nepal - Trekking in Nepal Blog!</p><p>29.01.15file:///C:/Users/user/AppData/Local/Temp/XNR8VKRI.htm</p></li><li><p>Highlights</p><p> The day of crossing the Larke Pass a day of challenge and full adventure!</p><p> The entire trail diverse, remote, and secluded, enriched by very different topography as </p><p>a result of varying altitudes 600 m to 5,135 m. Youll walk in a circuit and hence the trail </p><p>will keep on changing, until its end.</p><p> The cosy village of Samagaun from where youll also visit Manaslu Base Camp.</p><p>Lowlight</p><p> The word has spread that Manaslu is indeed one of Nepals best treks. Accommodation </p><p>may be therefore be scarce, especially during high season Oct and Mar-April.</p><p>Trek Facts</p><p> Trekking Difficulty: Level 4 Hard</p><p> Remoteness: Remote </p><p> Pricing: Medium (#USD spent/day) </p><p> Best Season: March-May and October-November. </p><p> Accommodation type: Guesthouses &amp; Lodges</p><p> Restricted Permits: Yes. You have to be minimum 2 trekkers and accompanied by a </p><p>Nepali Guide or Porter. </p><p> Max elevation: 5,115m, Larke Pass</p><p> Accessible during Winter (Dec-Jan): On and off, but mostly Yes. The obstacle is the </p><p>day of crossing the Larke Pass at an altitude of 5,135 m.</p><p> Compare prices for the Manaslu Trek</p><p>7. EVEREST BASE CAMP 3 PASSES TREK 18 days Part of the Solu Khumbu region, </p><p>+36,000 trekkers/year</p><p>Looking for an adventure of a lifetime? This is the ultimate Everest quest. It is a long and </p><p>challenging trek with 4 passes to climb. ALL efforts are, however, rewarded by stunning peaks, </p><p>pristine nature, and excellent trails.</p><p>Page 7 of 14Top 12 Best Treks in Nepal - Trekking in Nepal Blog!</p><p>29.01.15file:///C:/Users/user/AppData/Local/Temp/XNR8VKRI.htm</p></li><li><p>Highlights</p><p> Crossing each of the 3 passes is a challenge, and a great adventure. Kong Ma La </p><p>represents the biggest challenge of the 3 passes.</p><p> Fantastic trekking trail remote, diverse and secluded. Youll be walking in a circuit so </p><p>the trail will just keep on changing.</p><p> Crossing Himalayas widest glacier the Ngozumba Glacier an exciting trespassing.</p><p>Lowlight</p><p> Good question. Were in doubt ourselves if there is one!</p><p>Trek Facts</p><p> Trekking Difficulty: Level 4 Hard</p><p> Remoteness: Very Remote</p><p> Pricing: Medium (#USD spent/day)</p><p> Best Season: March-May and October-November.</p><p> Accommodation type: Guesthouses &amp; Lodges</p><p> Restricted Permits: No.</p><p> Max elevation: 5,540m, Kong Ma La Pass</p><p> Accessible during Winter (Dec-Jan): No. The 3 passes are not passable during Winter.</p><p> Compare prices for the Everest Base Camp 3 Passes Trek</p><p>8. GOKYO 12 days Part of the Sulu Khumbu Region, +36,000 trekkers/year</p><p>Situated just west of the Everest Base Camp trek the Gokyo trek is a great alternative if looking </p><p>for fewer tourists and more remote nature. The five Emerald Lakes together with majestic </p><p>mountain peaks is at the core of this trek.</p><p>Page 8 of 14Top 12 Best Treks in Nepal - Trekking in Nepal Blog!</p><p>29.01.15file:///C:/Users/user/AppData/Local/Temp/XNR8VKRI.htm</p></li><li><p>Highlights</p><p> The cozy and beautiful village of Gokyo. If possible, spend an extra day there!</p><p> The 5 emerald green lakes of the Gokyo region.</p><p> Gokyo Ri a peak and vantage point providing the best panoramic view of the </p><p>Himalayas! (compared with all other treks in Nepal)</p><p>Lowlight</p><p> Unless also crossing the Renjo La Pass, its almost the same trail up and down.</p><p>Trek Facts</p><p> Trekking Difficulty: Level 3 Medium difficulty</p><p> Remoteness: Remote</p><p> Pricing: Medium (#USD spent/day)</p><p> Best Season: March-May and October-November</p><p> Accommodation type: Guesthouses &amp; Lodges</p><p> Restricted Permits: No. </p><p> Max elevation: 5,357m, Gokyo Ri</p><p> Accessible during Winter (Dec-Jan): Yes.</p><p> Compare prices for the Gokyo trek</p><p>9. UPPER MUSTANG 14 days 3,000 trekkers/year</p><p>Mustang, a former Himalayan Kingdom, is considered a last bastion of Tibetan culture. An </p><p>otherwise traditional camping trek which is now available via conveniently spaced </p><p>guesthouses. A great option if looking for unique Tibetan culture together with beautiful </p><p>landscapes. Recommended!</p><p>Page 9 of 14Top 12 Best Treks in Nepal - Trekking in Nepal Blog!</p><p>29.01.15file:///C:/Users/user/AppData/Local/Temp/XNR8VKRI.htm</p></li><li><p>Highlights</p><p> The Mustang areas capital city Lo Manthang</p><p> Treeless and barren landscapes</p><p> A journey full of cultural inputs and Tibetan traditions</p><p>Lowlight</p><p> Relentless afternoon winds can be a challenge.</p><p>Trek Facts</p><p> Trekking Difficulty: Level 3,4 Medium-Hard</p><p> Remoteness: Very Remote</p><p> Pricing: High (#USD spent/day)</p><p> Best Season: March-May and October-November</p><p> Accommodation type: Guesthouses &amp; Lodges</p><p> Restricted Permits: Yes. You have to be minimum 2 trekkers and accompanied by a </p><p>Nepali Guide or Porter. The Restricted Permit for Upper Mustang costs USD 500 for up </p><p>to 10 days and USD 50 for each day hereafter.</p><p> Max elevation: 3,810 m, Dhakmar</p><p> Accessible during Winter (Dec-Jan): Yes.</p><p> Compare prices for the Upper Mustang Trek</p><p>10. UPPER DOLPO 22 days 1,900 trekkers/year</p><p>Its a hidden gem filled with cultural impressions Tibetan style villages, barren landscapes, </p><p>mountain peaks, and fertile rice terraces. Its expensive but also fantastic. The mystique and </p><p>uniqueness of the Upper Dolpo region was manifested by Peter Matthiessen in The Snow </p><p>Leopard written in 1979.</p><p>Page 10 of 14Top 12 Best Treks in Nepal - Trekking in Nepal Blog!</p><p>29.01.15file:///C:/Users/user/AppData/Local/Temp/XNR8VKRI.htm</p></li><li><p>Highlights</p><p> The secluded Shey Phoksundo lake and the Shey Gomba monasteries</p><p> High and secluded Himalayan valleys, resembling the Tibetan plateau</p><p> Superb view of the Kanjirowa Himal mountain</p><p>Lowlight</p><p> Its a very remote area and as a result you will spend up to 4 days travelling to and from </p><p>the trek, having Kathmandu as a starting point.</p><p>Trek Facts</p><p> Trekking Difficulty: Level 3 Medium difficulty</p><p> Remoteness: Very Remote</p><p> Pricing: High (#USD spent/day)</p><p> Best Season: March-May and October-November</p><p> Accommodation type: Camping</p><p> Restricted Permits: Yes. You have to be minimum 2 trekkers and accompanied by a </p><p>Nepali Guide or Porter. The Restricted Permit for Upper Dolpo costs USD 500 for up to </p><p>10 days and USD 50 for each day hereafter.</p><p> Max elevation: 5,250 m, Kang La Pass</p><p> Accessible during Winter (Dec-Jan): Not advisable. Too remote and too cold. Crossing </p><p>the Kang La Pass is likely not possible.</p><p> Compare prices for the Upper Dolpo Trek</p><p>11. KANCHENJUNGA 20 days 650 trekkers/year</p><p>Camping adventure trek of a life time. Youll be visiting one of the most rural regions in Nepal, </p><p>surrounded by absolute pristine nature. Its a hard and long trek and should only be done by </p><p>rather fit trekkers. Go there!</p><p>Page 11 of 14Top 12 Best Treks in Nepal - Trekking in Nepal Blog!</p><p>29.01.15file:///C:/Users/user/AppData/Local/Temp/XNR8VKRI.htm</p></li><li><p>Highlights</p><p> The day of cro...</p></li></ul>