For most travelers in Nepal, trekking in the Himalayas is their main motive. Trekking to the places that are apart from the noise of cities is what everyone desires. Every place that comes within the best treks in Nepal is included in the bucket list of trekkers/travelers. The best trekking routes lie in an east-west line across northern Nepal’s Himalayan Belt.
Nepal offers many stunning treks with different preferences and difficulty levels. Treks in Nepal are best as the high-altitude landscapes, hills, and the Himalayas are always heart-charming. Here are the five popular treks in Nepal that every traveler should try once in a lifetime.
The Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is a very popular and challenging trek in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The Everest Base Camp trek allows you to witness the highest peak in the world and explore the Sherpa Villages on the way. The trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, which is a gateway to the everest region.
The Everest Base Camp trek follows the route of Namche Bazaar, with stunning mountain views, cultural richness, and a vibrant Sherpa town for the acclimatization stop. Likewise, the Tengboche monastery and Dingboche and Lobuche villages come on the way to Everest Base Camp. The last settlement before reaching the EBC is Gorak Shep.
Finally, we reach the Everest Base Camp, where climbers prepare to climb Mount Everest. Trekkers can enjoy the close-up view of Khumbu icefall and the surrounding peaks. People who have tight schedule and wants to reduce the number of trekking days, they can opt for 9 days Eevrest base camp trek with helicopter return itinerary.
The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek takes you to the base of majestic Annapurna Mountain. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a spectacular journey in the trekking of the Himalayas. The trek often starts from Nayapul, which is accessible from Pokhara. Trek continues to the colorful Rhododendron forests and Chhomrong village of Gurung communities.
The stunning view of the Macchapuchre is seen from the Macchapuchre Base Camp (MBC), which lies along the way to ABC. Finally, we reach the Annapurna Base camp, where we can see mesmerizing views of surrounding high peaks and the fabulous close-up view of the giant Annapurna.
Langtang Valley Trek is a beautiful journey through the Langtang National Park. The trek offers amazing landscapes and a glimpse into the local Tamang Culture. The Langtang Valley trek begins from the Syabrubesi, accessible from the Kathmandu Valley roads. Langtang Village, on the way, offers amazing views of Langtang Lirung and other peaks. Likewise, Kyanjin Gompa, an ancient monastery surrounded by the Himalayan Peaks, is the highlight of the trek.
There is also the opportunity to hike at the viewpoints of Kyanjin Ri. The Langtang Valley is a serene valley with amazing pine and Rhododendron forests that seem to be dazzling at the lap of the snow-capped Himalayas.
The Manaslu trek is usually less crowded and a beautiful trekking route in Nepal. Manaslu is the eighth-highest peak in the World. Manaslu circuit trek begins after a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola. The trek moves towards Maccha Khola and forward, consisting of challenging ascent and descent. On the way, Tibetan-influenced villages with the traditional architecture and warm hospitality of the locality are experienced.
We pass through the diverse landscapes and several local villages, viewing the terraced fields, waterfalls, and snow-capped peaks. The Budhi Gandaki River adds beauty to the trek. Standard trekking gear, covering the layers for the varying temperatures, trekking boots, and other essentials have to be carried for a more efficient trek.
Mardi Himal Trek is a relatively short and less traveled route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The Mardi Himal Trek was not so popular in the past years; however, it has started gaining more local and international trekkers. The Mardi Himal Trek offers spectacular views of the Annapurna and Macchapuchre peaks.
The trek usually begins from the Kande, which is accessible from the Pokhara. We trek through the lush Rhododendron and oak forests, and once getting into the low camp, we can enjoy the panoramic views of the Annapurna range. The high camp trek of the Mardi Himal provides awesome views of the Macchapuchre and surrounding peaks. It is a gateway to Mardi Himal Base Camp. Get lost in the scenario that Mardi Himal Trek has to offer.