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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -Lao Tzu

Where else to take that single step than a country that offers jewels of white snow-capped mountains for every sort of enthusiastic explorer, From easy to challenging levels of treks, Nepal lets you on a beautiful journey of the wilderness, picturesque Himalayas, diverse terrains, and adventurous climbs.

The best treks in Nepal are the ones that make your life better in trekking boots. Nepal is home to some of the most astounding treks in the world. From a plethora of trekking options, some of the best treks in Nepal are listed below: 

Best Treks in Nepal

1. Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base camp is one of the most popular trekking trails in the world that leaves you spellbound. Since, Everest/Sagarmatha is considered the greatest glory of the mountaineering world, trekking to its base camp automatically drives the craze. Enchanting landscapes, Glaciers, and Antique monasteries add more adventure to the trek.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Sagarmatha National Park (one of the World Heritage sites listed by UNESCO)
  • Namche Bazaar
  • Tengboche Monastery
  • Kalapatthar (spectacular views of Everest from here) 
  • Khumbu Glacier
  • Mountain Landscapes including that of Mt. Everest

Trek Fact

  • Starting point: Lukla Airport
  • Maximum Altitude: 5,600 m, Kala Patthar
  • Trek Duration: 10-20 days 
  • Trekking Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trek Restrictions: No
  • Trekking Permits: TIMS, Sagarmatha National park entry permit
  • Accommodation Type: Guesthouses, teahouses, lodges
  • Best Season: October-November, March-May 
  • Accessible during winters: Yes (Dec-Jan) 
Best Treks in Nepal

2. Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek allows you to experience the authentic remote beauty of Nepal. Though it is a long and challenging trek, deep lush valleys and some refreshing scenes against a backdrop of some classic Himalayan peaks: Manaslu, Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Larka Peak, Kang Guru, and Annapurna II will cheer you up always. 

Highlights of the Trek

  • Larkya La Pass (the highest point of the trek)
  • Tsum Valley and Mu Gompa
  • Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world
  • Manaslu Conservation area
  • Gurung and Tibetan Culture

Trek Facts

  • Starting point: Soti Khola
  • Maximum Altitude: 5,135 m/16,848ft, Larkya Pass
  • Trek Duration: 18 days
  • Trekking Difficulty: Moderate 
  • Trek Restrictions: Yes
  • Trekking Permits: TIMS, Manaslu Conservation Area Project Permit, Restricted Area Permit
  • Accommodation Type: Guesthouses, teahouses, and lodges
  •  Best Season: September-December, March-May
  • Accessible during winters: Mostly Yes (Dec-Jan) 

More Information of the Manaslu Trek  

3. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most sought-after treks by beginners who thrive on short journeys. The magnificent location of the base camp allures you with stunning views of  Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre. 

Highlights of the Trek

  •  Mt. Annapurna (10th highest peak in the world)
  • Gurung and Magar culture
  • Transit through Thorong La Pass
  • Annapurna Conservation area (habitat of Himalayan Monal and red Panda)
  • Beautiful view of Pokhara

Trek Facts

  • Starting point: Nayapul
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,320 m, Annapurna Base Camp
  • Trek Duration: 10 days
  • Trekking Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trek Restrictions: Yes 
  • Trekking Permits: Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit, TIMS 
  • Accommodation Type: Guesthouses, teahouses, and lodges
  •  Best Season: September-December, March-May
  • Accessible during winters: No, greater risk of avalanches

4. Langtang Trek

Considered to be the most accessible trekking region in Nepal, Langtang Trek offers you breathtaking panoramic views of Langtang Himal, Mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and other snow-topped mountains.  In this relatively short route,  you will also be surrounded by a beautiful view of rhododendron, bamboo forests, and waterfalls along the way.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Amazing views of Langtang valley and Langtang Himal
  • Kyanjin Gompa and Langtang Gompa
  • Langtang National Park (Rare Panda, Snow leopard, Ghoraletc. ) 
  • Helambu village
  • Yak farms and Cheese factories

Trek Facts

  • Starting point: Syabru Besi
  • Maximum Altitude: 5,050m, Tserko Ri
  • Trek Duration: 12 days
  • Trekking Difficulty: Easy
  • Trek Restrictions: No
  • Trekking Permits: No
  • Accommodation Type: Guesthouses, teahouses, and lodges
  • Best Season: September-November, March-May
  • Accessible during winter: Yes (Dec-Jan)

 More Information on Langtang Trek 

5. Rara Lake Trek

Trek to Rara Lake is synonymous with catching beautiful glimpses of diverse flora and fauna and diving deep into the beauty of Lake Rara. This trekking trail, embracing the origins of the Khas Language, takes you to the cultural richness of Jumla and Mugu. 

Highlights of the Trek

  • Rara Lake also called as Queen of lakes ( the biggest freshwater lake in Nepal)
  • Rara National Park(Habitat of Himalayan Ghoral, Leopard, Musk deer, Himalayan Black Bear)
  • Sinja Valley
  • People and culture of mixed ethnicities; Gurungs, Magars  

Trek Facts

  • Starting point: Mugu/Jumla/Dolpo
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,710 meters
  • Trek Duration: 10-15 days
  • Trekking Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trek Restrictions: Yes
  • Trekking Permits: Rara National Park Entry Permit, TIMS 
  • Accommodation Type: Guesthouses, teahouses, and lodges
  • Best Season: March-September
  • Accessible during winter: Yes(Dec-Jan)

6. Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is an easy and short trek in the Annapurna region highly recommended for beginners. Over the past five years, it has gained immense popularity because of the pleasing trekking experience that it offers. The scene of Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Mardi Himal itself smiling at you comforts your soul. 

Highlights of the Trek

  • Excellent view of Annapurna range
  • Mardi Himal Base Camp
  • Pristine views of Pokhara

Trek Facts

  • Starting point: Kande/Landruk/Ghandruk
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,250 meters
  • Trek Duration: 5 -12 days
  • Trekking Difficulty: Easy
  • Trek Restrictions: Yes
  • Trekking Permits: Annapurna Sanctuary permit and TIMS
  • Accommodation Type: Guesthouses, teahouses, and lodges  
  • Best Season: March-May, September-December
  • Accessible during winter: Yes(Dec-Jan)

Besides these treks, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Gokyo Lake Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, Upper Dolpo Trek, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, Dhampus Village Trek, Shey Phoksundo Trek, Ghandruk Village Trek, Helambu Trek, Gosaikunda Trek, etc. are spectacular treks of Nepal. We will be discussing these trekking trails in our upcoming blogs.

Contact Wild Yak Expeditions to explore the best treks in Nepal. We will make your expedition extraordinarily adventurous and fun. We ensure that your trek is joyful, comfortable, and stress-free. 

Do reach out to us if you want to know any other trekking aspects of Nepal. 

Posted in WILD YAK Blog 2022

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