TOP 20 TREKS IN NEPAL

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‘a premier country for various scenic adventure and cultural trekking’

Top 20 treks in Nepal covers exciting places with gorgeous scenery of dramatic landscapes and high snow capped mountains all in the harmony of local interesting cultures and country heritage.

Nepal best top 20 treks in Nepal is just the major highlight of some Himalayan region within the country, where there are more fabulous places to explore and discover besides from the listed twenty main destinations.

Nepal a leading and premier country for all types of adventure from scenic to cultural aspects, with its varied dramatic landscapes and unique bio-diversity makes Nepal one of the most sought adventure destinations in this planet.

Due to its high Himalaya that covers world eight highest eight thousand meters peaks from Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Annapurna Himalaya with range of lesser 7,000 m and below 6,000 m mountain range.

A country of exceptional beauty with glorious views from mountains, rolling green hills, verdant valleys to impressive villages and enchanting forest laden with beautiful rhododendron-magnolia-pines, oaks, firs to various species of rare plants and exotic birds and mammals.

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Nepal Best top 20 treks in Nepal for traveler’s delights and interest:

Within Annapurna Himalaya Region:

01: Ghorepani and Poon Hill sunrise panorama:


One of the most popular and scenic destination due to its close accessibility within a short duration time frame from the beautiful city of Pokhara, blessed with the natural beauty of mountains and lakes.

Ghorepani and Poon Hill sunrise panorama offers incredible views of worlds three highest mountain range from Dhaulagiri, Annapurna with Manaslu range includes array of smaller peaks and majestic Mt. Machhapuchare the famous ‘Fish Tail’.

Spectacular sunrise views from Poon Hill over array of mountain range located within lovely green rhododendron forest, where in spring time the hills are alive when wild flowers are in full bloom, especially the rhododendron of various species as well the national flower of Nepal.

The forest around Ghorepani and Poon Hill listed as world largest rhododendron garden which you can witness on this fabulous from 3-4 days of walks on the high hills of Annapurna Himalaya.

02: Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary Trekking:


Annapurna base camp and sanctuary leads you to scenic areas within Nepal Mid-West Himalaya within Annapurna range of mountains, the shortest base camp trekking in whole Himalaya region.

Where interested trekkers can cover the walk to Annapurna base camp and the sanctuary within week duration from beautiful city of Pokhara where all treks starts and ends around Annapurna region.

An interesting walk from low warm area to high cooler hills to reach at Annapurna base camp within arctic zone of ice and glaciers surrounded by great amphitheatre of peaks.

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03: Around Annapurna or Circuit Trekking:


Annapurna Circuit or around Annapurna trekking which is listed as world top Ten adventure destinations which you can find yourself on joining on this scenic treks to high Manang valley enclosed by high peaks of Annapurna and Chulus.

Most interesting of Annapurna circuit trekking is that where scenery of landscapes, climate and as well people along with culture changes daily on walks which makes this trek fascinating with great changes in short duration of time on walks to high Manang valley.

Eventually walk takes you to high and scenic Manang valley surrounded by northern peaks of Annapurna and Gangapurna Himal with group of Chulus and Pisang peaks.

Enjoy fabulous culture around Manang villages of strong Buddhism religions and visiting its old interesting monastery, then heading to cross high Thorang-la pass at 5,416 m to reach within Mustang district and around Kaligandaki River valley with scenic views of Dhaulagiri mountain range.

04:  Annapurna and Tilicho Lake:


Where walk leads you on popular and scenic Annapurna circuit trail and then heading away from mainstream trekking route to reach far and isolated corners of Manang valley to reach at turquoise colored Tilicho Lake.

A scenic area where you can soak within awesome views of high peaks of Gangapurna, Nilgiri, Tilicho peaks with range of other mountains that surrounds this beautiful spot of Tilicho and the lake.

05: Nar-Phu Trekking:


The adventure that leads you north of Annapurna Himalaya and close to Damodar mountain range in one of the most wildest countries of Nepal Himalaya, the area around Nar and Phu villages was closed for many centuries.

Where interested trekkers can visit as it is been opened for outside visitors since past two decades where trekkers needs to obtain special permits to enter into far flung corners of Annapurna and Manang valley.

Truly a hidden and a Shangri-la where one can explore time forgotten villages and witness its ancient cultures around farm villages of Nar and Phu.

After a great interesting time around Nar and Phu where adventure leads to cross high Kang-la pass to reach back on popular Annapurna circuit route around Manang valley and its nice villages.

06: Mardi Himal Trekking:


Another short, nice and pleasant destination on the other sides of Annapurna close to great peaks of Machhapuchare ‘The Fish Tail’, journey to Mardi Himal takes you from famous Pokhara and into high green hills covered with dense woodland.

As walk progress leaving the main trail and villages towards complete wilderness of mountains and dramatic landscapes views.

Great walk of a week duration where you can enjoy great beauty of Annapurna-Dhaulagiri to Manaslu range of mountains in perfect tranquil surroundings.

07: Kopra Ridge and Khair Lake Trekking:


Takes you to hidden corners of Annapurna Himalaya away from mainstream trail and villages for some days where one can capture outstanding close views of Annapurna-Nilgiri-Vara Shikar and range of Dhaulagiri peaks.

Where walk leads you into deep rhododendron and pine forest to reach at high Kopra ridge and pristine glacial Lake of Khair, regarded as holy lake where once a year great religious festival takes place in the month of August as per Hindu Luna calendar which falls in full moon time.

Thousands of pilgrims and worshipper visit for a prayer and dip in the icy lake around this wild and tranquil environment.

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08: Everest Base Camp Trekking:


One of most famous and popular adventure destinations on high valley of Khumbu with Mt. Everest, a journey of 11 to 12 days or more to two week,  where you can capture marvelous views of Everest and other giant peaks.

Everest Base Camp the shortest way is taking a flight from Kathmandu to land at Lukla and onward heading past many nice Sherpa villages adorned with Buddhist prayer walls and monuments.

As walk proceeds reaching at Namche Bazaar the hub of trekkers and Khumbu Sherpa where famous Saturday market held once a week an interesting place for rest days and to acclimatize.

From Namche walk lead to high and scenic Tengboche and its monastery of great interest surrounded by views of peaks with Everest and Amadablam within nice forest environment.

Adventure finally takes you at Everest base camp after overnight stops in the comfort of nice lodge around Dingboche and Lobuche, at Everest base camp enjoy glorious views of Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers with might peaks that surrounds the base camp.

After base camp the other light of the journey is climb to high Kalapathar for sweeping panorama of mountains with views of Everest and Pumori at close distance.

Walk leads back to Lukla after ending the adventure to Everest Base camp taking a short scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

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09: Everest Panorama Trekking:


This is a short walk of week duration to scenic Tengboche and the monastery where you can catch wonderful views of Mt. Everest and Amadablam with range of peaks within serene surrounding of alpine woodland.

A great short trek an ideal trip for people with limited times in Nepal as this walk offers scenic views within the harmony of Sherpa immense Buddhist culture, where trek starts and ends at Lukla with both way flight from Kathmandu.

10: Gokyo Valley Trekking:


One of most scenic area within high Khumbu valley in the shade of Mt. Everest where you can enjoy fantastic views from Gokyo and its serene glacial lakes and climb up to high Gokyo Ri at 5,357 m with wide panorama over world four highest mountains with Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and Makalu.

11: Gokyo valley to Everest Base Camp Trekking:


On this adventure where you will have the opportunity to visit both sides of Khumbu within Everest, as the walk takes you on the popular main trail from Lukla to Namche Bazaar.

From Namche walk leads to high country at Gokyo valley and the lakes, enjoying marvelous time around Gokyo valley and the lake, as adventure continues heading to cross high pass 5,357 m to reach Everest base camp.

After great time at base camp and then on main trails to Lukla with visit of Tengboche Monastery and then fly back to Kathmandu.

12: Everest Three High Passes:


An adventure that leads you over the highest passes of Khumbu and Nepal Himalaya at the height of above 5,535 m at Kongma-la I, with Cho-la and Renjo-la a great high altitude walks covering all the best areas of Khumbu and Everest region within two week times.

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13: Classic Everest base camp Trekking:


Another famous and rewarding walk on a classic trail to Everest base camp where the adventure leads you on old and original route following the footsteps of early pioneers and mountaineers.

On the trek where drive takes you to Jiri and beyond from Kathmandu and walking through Solu area to reach at high Khumbu region and to Everest base camp, return journey involves flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

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14: Langtang Valley Trekking:


A short and ideal walk for all age groups that takes you to high and scenic Langtang valley above 3,700 m high at Kyanjin in the comfort of nice lodge.

Walk starts with drive from Kathmandu to reach high cooler area to begin the trek entering into nice beautiful forest and at wide open area within Langtang valley enclosed by array of peaks.

Return journey on the same route or with some variations for some days and then drive back to Kathmandu, a trek of a week duration.

15: Langtang Valley and Gosainkund Trekking:


A combination of both scenic side of Langtang Himal range which falls within Nepal Central Himalaya the closest mountain destination from the capital Kathmandu.

Where walk first leads you at scenic Langtang valley, and then continue trek towards high area at Gosainkund Lake, considered as a holy pond where religious festival of Hindu held every year during monsoon month of August.

Pilgrims and worshippers visit the pond for a bathe and dip in the pond and pray to mighty Hindu God Shiva, from here over high 4,610 m pass to reach the eastern side of Kathmandu valley rim.

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16: Around Manaslu Trekking:


One of the new areas after being closed for many years where trekkers can visit since the door was opened past two decades, located within Nepal North Mid-West within Gorkha district.

Walk leads you from warm low farm area to cooler hills and then at scenic Manaslu valley which falls on route to Tibet also.

Enjoying fabulous time and exploring local culture along with grand views of Manaslu range of mountains where walk leads at the end of the valley to cross high Larke-La pass at 5,106 m high to reach at Manang area with drive back to Kathmandu.

 17: Tsum Valley Trekking:


Another hidden Shangri-la within Nepal Mid-West close to Manaslu and Ganesh Himal range, which was opened for outside visitors from last two decades where trekkers can enjoy the beauty of Tsum known as the valley of happiness.

On the trek takes you to high Mu Gompa at 3,700 m within remote pockets of Nepal a pure wilderness trekking along with interesting local culture of Buddhism with strong Tibetan custom.

18: Upper Mustang:


Upper Mustang located around Nepal Far North-West Himalaya beyond Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range which falls on ancient Trans Himalaya Salt and Caravan Route of Nepal to Tibet.

Since the area was opened for visitors where interested people can take a short scenic flight to land at Jomsom, the headquarter town of Mustang and then taking a trail higher up to reach at former walled kingdom of Lo-Manthang.

An interesting walks as Upper Mustang located on an extension of Tibet South West vast plateau.

Scenic views and local fascinating cultures and to observe local traditional life of high Mustang villages is one of the special and highlight of the adventure.

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19: Upper and Lower Dolpo:


Leads you to remote Far Western corners of Nepal Himalaya  within the country of elusive snow-leopard and blue sheep often seen on walks around Upper and Lower Dolpo areas.

A beautiful and most rewarding adventure that takes you to isolated pockets of Himalaya at Shey Gompa on Upper Dolpo trekking, which is one of the longest trek of 2 week duration.

For Lower Dolpo of less than two week walks that leads you to cross high passes above 5,000 m with marvelous views of the country, on Lower and Upper Dolpo where flight involves both way flights to start and at the end of the trek.

20: Nepal Far Easter region Makalu and Kanchenjunga base camps:


One of the few areas around Nepal Himalaya least explored and ventured to Makalu base camp where flight takes you to start the walk, and then away from villages into pure wilderness walking around scenic Barun valley to reach at Makalu Base camp.

Stand beneath world 5th highest mountains with grand views of Baruntse, Makalu includes rare east face of Mt. Everest known as Khangsung Face, where walk leads from high cooler area back to warmer Arun valley for flight back to Kathmandu.

Kanchenjunga base camp trekking takes you to both sides of massive Kanchenjunga to visit South and the North base camp in complete wilderness of mountains and serene environment.

Kanchenjunga world 3rd highest mountain located far eastern range of Nepal Himalaya, where flight and drives are involved to begin and at the end of the walk.

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