7 Best Treks in Nepal for a Himalayan Adventure

Deciding the best treks in Nepal has been quite hard for us. All the treks in Nepal are spectacular and exhilarating. But, after hours of brainstorming, we have come up with what we can call the 7 best treks in Nepal. These treks offer – the unseen Himalayan views, a peek into the mountain lifestyle, and once in a lifetime adventure.

Manaslu Circuit
Manaslu Circuit (CC3.0 photo by Spencer Weart)

1. Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek takes you to witness the panoramic views of  Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Yangra, Mount Manaslu, Annapurna South, Gangapurna and many more.

This 14-day Manaslu Trek is about trekking on the foothills of the world’s 8th highest mountain. On this trek, you will also reach the Tibetan border where you can get a glimpse of the ancient Tibetan Buddhism that is only prevalent in a few parts of the world.

The trek passes through Manaslu Conservation Area that has 11 types of forests along with a diverse range of flora and fauna. You will get many chances to encounter rare animals such as Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bear, Snow Leopard and many more.

Overview

Highest Altitude: 5100 meters, Tibet Border
Difficulty Level: Strenuous
Number of Days: 14 days
Restricted Region: Yes
Required Permits: Restricted Area Permit,  Manaslu Conservation Area Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
Best Trekking Time of the Year: Spring (March, April, May), Autumn (September, October, November)
Type of Accommodation: Teahouses, Camping

2. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Mount Kanchenjunga is the third tallest peak in the world. Located in the eastern part of Nepal, Kanchenjunga is actually in the border of Sikkim and Nepal.

The trial promises a journey to the rich biodiversity of the mountain region and exotic Asian wildlife. More than 2000 species of plants grow in this area which gives you a chance to see some of the world’s rarest plants and flowers while trekking.

The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek shows you mesmerizing views of more than twenty peaks which include, Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Yalung Kang, Kambachen, Janu, Twins and many more.

Overview

Highest Altitude: 5143 meters, Kanchenjunga North Base Camp
Difficulty Level: Strenuous
Number of Days: 22 days
Restricted Region: Yes
Required Permits: Restricted Area Permit, Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit
Best Trekking Time of the Year: Spring (March, April, May), Autumn (September, October, November)
Type of Accommodation: Teahouses, Camping

Langtang Trek
Langtang Trek

3. Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek is one of the shortest and spectacular treks that you can do in Nepal.  Langtang valley, 61.8 kilometers north from Kathmandu, is under a major peak — Mt. Langtang Lirung which is 7246 meters (23766 feet).

This is one of the few treks in Nepal that shows you the spectacular views of the Himalayas from low altitudes. The one-week long Langtang trek through Langtang valley exposes you to the unique Tamang culture, astounding landscapes, glaciers, Tibetan highlands, and many more.

Overview

Highest Altitude: 3900 meters, Kangjin Gompa
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Number of Days: 8 days
Restricted Region: No
Required Permits: Local Area Permit, Langtang National Park Area Permit
Best Trekking Time of the Year: Spring (March, April, May), Autumn (September, October, November)
Type of Accommodation: Teahouses

Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek

4. Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of those treks that makes it to many travel enthusiasts bucket list. This trek takes you to the region of the world’s tallest peak making it thrilling and filled with adventures.

The major highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek are — an exhilarating flight to Lukla, glimpse of the Sherpa culture and lifestyle, monasteries at the largest elevations – Tengboche and Pangboche, extraordinary views of Mount Everest and more.

» Read More: Cool Things I’ve Done on Vacation: Visiting Everest Base Camp

Overview

Highest Altitude: 5545 meters, Kala Patthar
Difficulty Level: Strenuous
Number of Days: 13 days
Restricted Region: No
Required Permits: Local Area Permit, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
Best Trekking Time of the Year: Spring (March, April, May), Autumn (September, October, November)
Type of Accommodation: Teahouses

5. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

This is a popular trek that attracts thousands of trekkers from all over the world. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers you 360-degree views of Annapurna range, a traverse through rhododendron forests and so much more.

On this trek, you will be able to see the views of Mt. Macchapuchhre, Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna South and many more. Other than the Himalayan beauty, the trail also offers a chance to explore the rich cultural and natural heritage of the region.

Overview

Highest Altitude: 4130 meters, Annapurna Base Camp
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Number of Days: 10 days
Restricted Region: No
Required Permits: Local Area Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
Best Trekking Time of the Year: Spring (March, April, May), Autumn (September, October, November)
Type of Accommodation: Teahouses

6. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

A short and amazing trek that you can opt for is the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. On this trek, you will be able to see extraordinary views of the Annapurna range from only a height of 3210 meters.

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is about the landscapes and the forests. You will pass through beautiful villages such as Ghorepani, Ghandruk which has the best of mountain views and a rich cultural heritage.

Overview

Highest Altitude: 3210 meters, Tadapani
Difficulty Level: Strenuous
Number of Days: 7 days
Restricted Region: No
Required Permits: Local Area Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
Best Trekking Time of the Year: Spring (March, April, May), Autumn (September, October, November)
Type of Accommodation: Teahouses

Gokyo Lake Trek
Gokyo Lake Trek

7. Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo Lake Trek is another trek that takes you to the land of the highest mountains in the world such as Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and more. This trek shows you the incredible Gokyo valley which has the stunning series of Gokyo lakes — the highlight of this trek.

On the Gokyo Lake Trek, you will witness icy rivers, glacier debris, mountain village life, Ngozumpa- the largest glacier in Nepal and more. In 11 days, you will explore the hidden jewels of the region that is home to the highest peak in the world.

Overview

Highest Altitude: 5357 meters, Gokyo Ri
Difficulty Level: Strenuous
Number of Days: 11 days
Restricted Region: No
Required Permits: Local Area Permit, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
Best Trekking Time of the Year: Spring (March, April, May), Autumn (September, October, November)
Type of Accommodation: Teahouses

CONCLUSION

Did you decide which to go for among these 7 best treks in Nepal? Whichever you choose, all these treks offer an adventure of a lifetime. You will not miss out on any of the Himalayan beauty and lifestyle on any of these treks. So, what are you waiting for? Next vacation, see you in Nepal!

7 Best Treks in Nepal for a Himalayan Adventure

3 thoughts on “7 Best Treks in Nepal for a Himalayan Adventure

  1. santosh pandey says:

    These are Best Trekking routes But nowadays we have other new and popular routes like Khopra Trek,Mohare Danda Trek,Upper Mustang Trek,Nar Phu Valley Trek.

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