A tiny country Nepal is rich in landscapes and mountains. Even green hills sometimes seems like mountain. Above 6000 meter’s, around 1300 peaks resides in Nepal. Out of 10 tallest peaks in world 8 lies in Nepal. That’s why Nepal is a best trekking destination in whole world. There are many popular treks in Nepal . Though some of these destinations acquire less tourists, they are still the famous trekking trails of Nepal due to Landscapes and beauty.
Not only the foreigners, even domestic tourists are increasing. These most popular treks of Nepal takes from 3 days to 16 days to explore. Moreover, these trekking in Nepal difficulty level varies from easy to adventurous.
Popular Treks in Nepal
1. Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most challenging treks in Nepal that will take you to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest(you may read: Where is mount Everest located). Trekking to the Everest Base Camp is a dream of many enthusiastic trekkers. The trek allows you to view some of the tallest mountains in the world such as Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Manaslu, Mount Dhaulagiri along with its neighboring peaks such as Mount AmaDablam, Mount Thamserku and many more.
One of the main attractions of the Everest Base Camp trek is trekking along the Sherpa communities and visiting the largest monastery of the Khumbu Region, Tengboche Monastery. The Everest Base camp worth visiting a lot. So, it has been visited more than 30000 times by foreigners. Along with this visiting the Sagarmatha National Park and hiking up to the Kala Patthar to have beautiful mountain views are some of the highlights of the Trek.
2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp trek is a moderate level trek in Nepal. This trek will give you a chance to explore the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek is suitable for both experienced as well as a beginner trekker.
The trek will take you to some of the most popular villages of the Annapurna region such as Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Sinuwa, and Deurali. At the villages, you can witness the diverse ethnic groups and their impressive way of living. The trek will give you an opportunity to explore some of the beautiful mountain ranges of the Annapurna Region such as Mount Annapurna, Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Machhapuchhre, Himchuli and many more.
The Annapurna Base Camp sits at an altitude of 4130 meters and does not require any special training. So, this trek is doable by everyone with basic physical fitness.
3. Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek is a moderate to difficult level trekking destinations in Nepal which is popular among tourists all around the world. The trek offers you with some of the magnificent views of the mountains. The trek incorporates a thrilling experience of crossing the Thorang La Pass at an altitude of 5416 meters.
The trek starts from Bhulbhule where you will come across some of the wild flora and fauna of the region. The trek will give you some of the great views of the rugged landscapes of the region. You will get a chance to visit the Muktinath Temple and bath in the natural hot water spring as well.
4. Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal is one of the shortest treks to do in the Annapurna Region of Nepal which is popular among the ones who have a busy schedule. The highest point of the Mardi Himal Trek is the Mardi Himal Base Camp which is at the altitude of 4500 meters.
This trek is also known as the hidden gem of the Annapurna Region and was opened only in 2012 for the trekkers. The trek provides the trekkers with the closest views of the snow-clad mountains of the Annapurna Himalayas. You will get to see the beautiful scenery of the Annapurna Region throughout your trekking trails.
If you are someone who is not used to trekking and have a busy lifestyle, trekking to the Mardi Himal will give you a good trekking experience.
5. Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek is an epic trekking journey to the hidden Kingdom of Nepal which is also called the Mini Tibet. In this trek, you will visit the Lo Manthang which belongs to King Lo and has historical importance. The trek will give you a chance to see the royal palace where some of the royal families still live.
The Upper Mustang trek starts from Pokhara to Jomsom following the Kali Gandaki River bed. Along the trails to the Upper Mustang, you will come across various small villages, chortens, monasteries and Mani walls. You will also get a chance to learn a lot about the Tibetan culture.
Tiji Festival is one of the most important festivals celebrated in the Upper Mustang. The Upper Mustang Tiji Festival is a yearly festival that falls in the month of May. This festival includes a celebration of 3 days in total. There are lots of tourists who trek or drive to Upper Mustang in Jeep to be a part of the festival.
6. Langtang- Gosaikunda Trek
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek is a popular trekking trail in Nepal that combines the remote valley of Langtang to the high mountain lakes at Gosaikunda. The trek is one of the challenging treks to do in Nepal that offers you an unforgettable journey to the Langtang Valley and the holy lakes of Gosaikunda.
The trekking trails of the Langtang Gosaikunda alpine forests, glaciers, majestic mountain views, and popular lakes such as Gosaikunda, SaraswatiKunda, and Ganesh Kunda.
Get ready to explore Nepal’s unique combination of Cultures, rugged landscapes along with the panoramic views of the mountains on the Langtang- Gosaikunda Trek.
7. Poon Hill Trek
Poon Hill Trek, the another most popular trekking in Nepal which receives the maximum number of visitors in a year. It is the center of attraction not only in the eyes of foreigners but equally to the local tourists as well. It is one of the most fabled short trekking in the Annapurna region while Annapurna Circuit Trek is a quite long but amazing trek.
Poon Hill Trekking leads you to the amazing spot of Poon Hill which stands at the elevation of 3210 m above the sea level. The trek offers the spectacular sunrise views over the Annapurna massifs including the renowned Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Fishtail. Not only the beautiful sunrise and snowcapped peaks, but also offers the traveler to witness the culture of mostly Poon, Magar, and Gurung ethnic groups of people. The trail follows the river banks, ethnic villages, wild suspension bridges, steep block steps and cool rhododendron forests to reach the destination.
Generally it’s a five days trek but depends upon the package offered by the particular trekking company. We organise the shortest Poon Hill Trek 3 days package. It’s one of the best options for those who wish to witness the amazing snowcapped peaks in a very less holiday duration.
8. Manaslu Circuit Trekking:
Manaslu Circuit Trek is also increasing the number of visitors and has started becoming the popular trekking in nepal. The trail was launched in 1992 and opened for the remote adventure seekers. As the trail lies away from the renowned Annapurna and Everest region, the trail was receiving just two percent of total visitors till few years ago. But now, the graph of visitors is rapidly increasing due to its serene and mesmerising natural beauty.
The trail leads you to the base camp of the World’s eighth highest peak, the majestic Mount Manaslu(8163). The maximum altitude for the trek is 5160 m above the sea level at Larkye la pass. The trek offers all the thing which Nepal has to offer. The trail begins from the low tropical region to the high alpine region and one can enjoy the weather variations with it’s amazing natural diversity. And therefore, considered as one of the adventurous trekking in Nepal
In general, it’s a 16 days trek but can be extended upto 21 days long including the most beautiful Tsum valley. The 16 days Manaslu circuit trekking is considered as one of the best alternatives to the renowned Annapurna Circuit trekking.