The best trekking destination in Nepal, depending upon the choices of trekkers from soft, moderate to adventurous and challenging adventures.
The country offers a wide range of exciting exotic destinations around the foothills and high passes of the Nepal Himalayas. The land of the world’s highest peaks and the mountain range that extends from North East to Far Western Himalayas.
Where the Himalayan range of Nepal provides scenic and cultural walks with ever-present views of towering snow-clad peaks. Besides beautiful scenery of dramatic landscapes, trekkers can enjoy soaking into local impressive cultures and exploring traditional mountain villages.
The best trekking destinations in Nepal, there are more than fifty well worth places full of charm and beauty. Walking from low warm farm paddy fields to cooler alpine hills covered in dense woods of pines and rhododendron trees.
Most trekking trails lead you to lovely villages adorned with immense age-old heritage cultures of both Hindu and Buddhism religions.
Trekking around Nepal’s high hills allows visitors to get refreshed within cool mountain air, along with glorious vista.
Trekking in Nepal Himalayas with options walking on main popular trails or off the beaten tracks. Where visitors can enjoy both great facilities by staying overnights in the comfort of nice local lodges or tented camping.
From various wide ranges of beautiful and exciting exotic trekking destinations in Nepal Himalayas, we suggest some of the best.
Annapurna Himalaya Region
Annapurna Himalayas is one of the most popular and famous regions for all types of trekking adventures. The Annapurna Himalaya region offers a wide range of marvelous destinations from short moderate to longer adventurous treks.
Ghorepani & Poon Hill Trekking
Ghorepani and Poon Hill trekking a moderate grade walk of less than a week duration. The trek starts and ends at scenic Pokhara city, located in Nepal Mid-West around the Annapurna Himalaya range. The trek involves drives to the starting point of trekking and then heading towards high cooler hills. Entering a beautiful forest lined with rhododendron, magnolia, pine, and fir trees in the backdrop of massif Annapurna Himalayan peaks.
Reaching Ghorepani at the height of 2,860 m, next early morning an hour hike to Poon Hill. A famous and renowned viewpoint at 3,210 m high rewards stunning sunrise views over a chain of the Himalayan range of peaks.
Overlooking a panorama of the world’s three highest mountain ranges,
Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, and Mt. Manaslu with majestic Machhapuchare Himal. Options for a return trek to Pokhara are either to walk downhill on the same route or take an alternative trail. Walking up and down to large Gandruk village and then driving to Pokhara.
Annapurna Base Camp & Sanctuary
Enjoy the exciting scenic walk to the world’s 10th highest Mt. Annapurna-I 8,091 m high base camp at 4,130 m. An adventure of a week duration or more begins with a short drive to the base of a high hill. Climb towards large Chomrong village, and then enter Modi River gorge covered in dense forest. Follow the river right up to its glacial source at Annapurna Sanctuary and base camp, located in the heart of the massive Annapurna Himalayas.
One of the best adventures around the Himalayas, as well as the shortest without the hassle of catching high-altitude sickness.
Return journey to Chomrong village and then end the walk at Jhinu. A nice village with a natural hot spring to enjoy and get refreshed.
Annapurna Circuit is an adventure of two weeks trekking, where the walk leads you around north and south of massif Annapurna Himalayas. Listed as world’s top ten adventure destinations, due to its dramatic changes in landscapes, climate, and vegetation. Walk leads from low warm farm villages to cooler hills and then ends at an arctic zone of ice and glaciers.
Exciting trekking around scenic Manang valley and lovely villages festooned with the ancient heritage of Buddhist culture. The adventure leads to high Thorang-La pass at 5,416 m facing a breathtaking panorama of surrounding high snow-capped peaks.
The adventure leads to scenic Kaligandaki River valley and past holy pilgrimage sites of Muktinath and Jomsom. The headquarters town of Mustang district, as a walk, follows through the world’s deepest gorge of Kaligandaki River. Sandwiched in between towering Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayas, a walk leads to warm areas at Tatopani. A village with a natural hot spring, and then climb up towards cooler hill at Ghorepani and Poon Hill.
After a panoramic view of sunrise and Himalayan peaks walk downhill for a short drive to beautiful Pokhara city.
Everest region offers a wide range of exciting, scenic adventure destinations in the harmony of local Sherpa impressive cultures. The walk leads through Sagarmatha National Park, listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, where the world’s famous peaks are located.
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest base camp is probably the world most famous and popular adventure destination in all Himalayas ranges. A trek of less than two weeks duration begins and ends with a sweeping scenic short flight to Lukla airport.
The walk leads on a well-maintained trail crossing a few exciting bridges through the nice villages of Phakding, and Monjo. Then entering Sagarmatha National Park, Sagarmatha a name for Everest in Nepal, the Sherpa calls Chomolungma of Tibetan origin language.
A climb to the famous Namche Bazaar at 3,440 m the major hub of Khumbu Sherpa as well for trekkers. A perfect height and lovely place for rest and acclimatization days, from Namche, walk, lead to scenic Tengboche Monastery.
As the adventure continues towards mountain wilderness reaching Everest base camp, after walking through Dingboche and Lobuche. Enjoy the delightful moment standing beneath the world’s highest Mt. Everest within dramatic arctic landscapes of ice and glaciers.
After exploring the Everest base camp, the adventure leads to high Kalapathar Hill at 5,545 m for the closest views of Mt. Everest. The return journey back to Lukla for an exciting flight to Kathmandu, after a great adventure on the Everest base camp trek.
Gokyo Lake Trekking
Around Everest and Khumbu region, another scenic and picturesque adventure is a trek to Gokyo Lake and its beautiful valley. From Namche Bazaar onwards the trail diverts towards higher north towards a wonderful country of Gokyo and its glacial lakes. Located amidst towering snow mountains with close views of the world’s 6th highest Mt. Cho-Oyu. At Gokyo a great hike to high Gokyo-Ri at 5,357 m facing tremendous views of the world’s 4 tallest peaks. Namely Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho-Oyu, with a grand panorama of Gokyo valley and its beautiful lake.
At Gokyo one can witness Nepal’s longest Ngozumpa glaciers that originate from Mt. Cho-Oyu and Gyachung Khan Peak. An adventure of more than 10 days from Lukla to Lukla, an enjoyable adventure away from the main trekking trail.
Tengboche Everest Panorama
Tengboche Everest Panorama a moderate adventure of week-long trekking takes you to a picturesque location at Tengboche. A place with a majestic monastery surrounded by high snow-capped peaks with a panorama of Mt. Everest and an array of peaks. Located amidst a beautiful forest at 3,867 m on a scenic spot, a trek that suits all age travelers and age-group.
Langtang Himal Region
Langtang Himal Region, the closest Himalayan range from the capital Kathmandu, involves a scenic drive both ways. Trekking within Langtang National Park, the first mountainous park of Nepal Himalayas.
Langtang valley leads to moderate walks of week duration, perfect trekking for all types of visitors and age groups. An exciting scenic and cultural country walk around the land of Tamang, the indigenous mountain tribes of Nepal Himalayas.
The walk takes you through a beautiful forest of rhododendron and pines and then reaches scenic Langtang valley at Kyanjin. Which is at an altitude of 3,700 m high surrounded by towering snow peaks, worth staying for an extra day.
Explore the scenic valley of Langtang Himal and climb to Kyanjin-Ri and Tserko-Ri for an astonishing panorama of the Central Himalayas.
Nepal Mid-West Himalayas
Nepal Mid-West Himalayas offers great adventure destinations from the mainstream to off-the-beaten tracks around Manaslu and Ganesh Himal region.
Manaslu Circuit is an adventure around restricted areas of Nepal, one of the finest trekking around the Himalayas. Which was opened for outside visitors from 1992 onwards, where all trekkers need special permits to enter higher Manaslu.
The adventure takes you around the world’s 8th highest Mt. Manaslu close to Ganesh and Annapurna Himalaya range. A trek of two weeks long includes a high Larke-La pass above 5,106 m high, facing the grand vista of Himalayan peaks.
The trek involves long exciting drives both ways from Kathmandu to the starting point of the trek. Finally, the walk ends reaching Dharapani village around the Manang area where the popular Annapurna Circuit trail joins.