7 Amazing Trekking Trips in Nepal
Nepal is one of the best trekking destinations in the world. It has a whole myriad of attributes that appeal to a good trekking journey. From amazing Himalayan views and cultural ambiance to natural beauty that is a consequence of a diverse landscape.
For instance, there is something for everybody in Nepal. Whether it be a leisurely hike in the countryside, cultural tours or peak climbing to the summit of mountain peaks.
However, in terms of trekking, Nepal presents many options as well. There are many trekking destinations in Nepal that offer unique hallmark to the trekkers.
The Himalayan beauty of the country is simply unprecedented and paired with the cultural riches. Treks in Nepal are always an affair of great thrills and unforgettable sights. Here are the top 7 best treks in Nepal.
Everest Base Camp Trek
Firstly, the Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the best trekking journeys not only in Nepal, but the world. It takes trekkers to the beautiful Khumbu region of Nepal, home of the world’s tallest mountain peak- Mount Everest.
For instance, the trekking journey presents highlights like the many prominent Sherpa villages and settlements. Like Khumbu, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche and Dingboche among many others.
Trekkers can visit the vantage point and see the incredible Everest massif.
Similarly, it also includes trekking through the Sagarmatha National Park- a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.
Manaslu Circuit Trek
The Manaslu Circuit Trek takes trekkers to the eluded hidden gum of Nepal- the Manaslu valley. It presents trekkers with a chance to circumambulates the beautiful Mount Manaslu that flanks the valley in the most amazing way.
Moreover, the sight of the Manaslu Peak seen from the valley floor is truly unforgettable. Moreover, the trekking journey also includes visiting the Manaslu Conservation Area.
In addition, you can see the beautiful sights of the Manaslu peaks. Its isolated trekking trails that take trekkers to ethnic villages and settlements are amazing too.
Upper Mustang Trek
The region of Upper Mustang is shrouded in mystery and mysticism. It is the last hidden kingdom of Lo Manthang.
The Upper Mustang Trek takes trekkers to this restricted region of Nepal that has a very prominent presence of the Tibetan Buddhism culture.
One that has been in practice since centuries ago and has not changed since its commencement.
The terrain of Upper Mustang is also perfect for summer treks. The region is situated in the rain-shadow zone of the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri Mountain peaks.
Trekking in Upper Mustang is like trekking on arid desert terrain. A vast contrast against the emerald landscapes of other trekking destinations of Nepal.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The Annapurna Base camp Trek is another equally famous trekking journey in Nepal. It takes trekkers to the beautiful region of Annapurna, home of the mesmerizing Annapurna Mountain Range.
The journey is filled with amazing natural beauties and attributes pertaining to the landscape and the terrain. It is a journey that takes trekkers through the Annapurna Conservation Area.
A designated area that is home to many endangered species of animals and birds.
After that, the journey continues and includes hallmarks like the ethnic Rai and Magar settlements of Ghandruk and Tadapani among many others.
It also includes visiting the vantage pint of Poon Hill. Where the entire panorama of the Annapurna Mountain massif is seen in a brilliant manner.
The Kanchenjunga Trek is one of the best off-beaten-paths trekking journeys in Nepal. It takes trekkers to the far off region of Nepal situated in the Nepal-India border.
The Kanchenjunga Mountain peak towers over the valley. In a manner that only colossal serrations of sapphire can do justice to in description.
Moreover, the pristine mountain valley of Kanchenjunga is also home to untouched settlements and villages that are not yet modernized.
It presents trekkers with a beautiful isolated trekking journey.
One that takes travelers through the jade-tinctured woodlands of the far-off valley.
Upper Dolpo Trek
The Upper Dolpo Trek is an off-beaten-paths trekking journey that takes trekkers to the distinct Shey Phoksundo national park of Nepal. It is a trekking journey that presents trekkers the chance to experience the valley’s distinct Buddhist and Bon culture in its purest form.
The rolling fields of barley and wheat against the river gorge at destinations like Saldang at Dolpo are some of the most distinct Nepali terrain that you will find.
With mule caravans and small colourful chortens with swaying prayer flags. They line the trekking trail at alternating intervals.
The Upper Dolpo trek is a unique trekking journey in the Tibetan-Tethys geomorphologic zone of Nepal.
Langtang Valley Trek
The Langtang Valley Trek is a hidden gem of Nepal as it presents trekkers with the amazing chance to hike into the valley of glaciers.
Langtang Lirung Himalayan Peak flanks the Langtang valley. It is found near the Nepal-Tibet border.
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The valley is home to ethnic Tibetan Buddhists. You can visit the Kyanjin Gompa and climb to the Kyanjin RI.
From there, you’ll see the entire panorama of the sprawling Langtang valley and its accompanying peaks.
Above all, if you love to trek, you’ll love Nepal. You will have so many options!
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Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.