Top 5 treks in Nepal

Top 5 best Treks in Nepal

Nepal is popular across the globe as the country which has the highest mountain in the world Mount Everest. Climb the mountain so you can see the world not so the world can see you.

Are you looking forward to do trekking in the amazing mountains of Nepal? You should know which trek is best suited for you. So, we have made easier for you to choose among the best top 5 treks in Nepal.

Nepal is full of wonders, cultural and religious aspects. Even though, Nepal is a small country it has amazing landscapes and geographical attributes. The trekking activity ranges from days to weeks and altitude from 800m  above sea level to 8848m. Thus, Nepal has attracted many trekkers and tourists from around the world. The best way you can explore Nepal is by Trekking. So, here are our top 5 treks in Nepal for you and to decide your next travel experience.

#1 Everest Base Camp Trek – 12/15 Days (5545m)

Everest Base Camp Trek
A trekker capturing herself at Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp Trek is an adventure of a lifetime, an adventure for those who dream to be higher than the clouds. The highest mountain in the world Mt. Everest (8848m) is the dream destination to many adventurers. The EBC is great trekking terrain! You’ll stand face-to-face with the world’s highest mountain – Mountain Everest (8,848 m), and see other majestic peaks too.

Trip Highlight

  • Explore Namche Bazar, the Tibetan market, Sherpa Culture, tradition, and practice
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery, the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region
  • Trek through Sagarmatha National Park and experience unique species of flora and faunas including blue sheep, Musk deer, Snow Leopard
  • Climb Kalapatthar and witness the mesmerizing views of mountains
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp, the base camp of the highest peak in the world

Trek Facts

  • Trekking Difficulty: Level – Medium difficulty
  • Remoteness: Not Remote (due to the number of trekkers)
  • Best Season: March-May and October-November
  • Accommodation type: Guesthouses & Lodges
  • Restricted Permits: No.
  • Max elevation: 5,600 m, Kala Patthar
  • Accessible during Winter (Dec-Jan): Yes.
  • Every year around 25,000 trekkers do this trek

#2 Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 8/15 Days (4130m)

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Welcome board of Annapurna Base Camp.

Annapurna Base Camp located in the Annapurna Region of Nepal is one of the exceptional treks that offers the extraordinary Mountain view with rich cultural diversity and this trek is also one of the moderate trek of Nepal consisting of various landscapes and unique vegetation. Annapurna Trek is also one of the comfortable trek with great Himalayan scenery.

Trip Highlights

  • Visit Gurung and Magar locality, experience local culture in Ghaundruk, explore terraced Farmlands and high hills
  • Trek through the beautiful landscape of “Annapurna Sanctuary” and enjoy country walks on the hills of the Annapurna Himalaya
  • Take bath in natural hot spring in Jhinu Danda
  • Witness the stunning views of mountains like Machhapuchhere, Himchuli, Dhaulagiri, etc.

Trek Facts

  • Trekking Difficulty: Level – Medium Difficulty
  • Remoteness: Not Remote (due to the number of trekkers)
  • Best Season: March-May and September-December
  • Accommodation type: Guesthouses & Lodges
  • Restricted Permits: No.
  • Max elevation: 5,416 m,  Thorong La Pass
  • Accessible during Winter (Dec-Jan): Yes.
  • Every year around 100,000+ trekkers do this trek.

#3 Annapurna Circuit Trek – 18/20 Days (5416m)

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Beautiful scene of Annapurna Circuit.

One of the classic Himalayan treks, Annapurna Circuit Trek basically provides marvelous views of sub-tropical forests; gorgeous valleys and rivers, majestic mountains, and numerous ethnic settlements with their culture and ways of living. Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the easiest and the most fulfilling treks in Nepal packed with the allures of nature and culture in abundance.

Trip Highlight

  • Rising  up to the Marshyangdi River valley and explore the remote valleys of Nar and Phu
  • Get introduced with the mountain people in the heart of Himalayas
  • Aspects of the world’s towering mountains: Manaslu, Dhaulagiri I, and Annapurna I
  • Also visit Muktinath Temple, the holy place.
  • Descend into one of the deepest gorge’s in the world – the Kali Gandhaki
  • Majestic sunrise views from Poon Hill
  • Crossing the world’s widest pass –  the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meter

Trek Facts

  • Trekking Difficulty: Level – Medium Difficulty
  • Remoteness: Not Remote (due to the number of trekkers)
  • Best Season: March-May and September-December
  • Accommodation type: Guesthouses & Lodges
  • Max elevation: 5,416 m,  Thorong La Pass
  • Accessible during Winter (Dec-Jan): Yes.
  • Every year around 100,000+ trekkers do this trek.

#4 Ghorepani Poonhill Ghandruk Trek – 7/10 Days (3210m)

Ghorepani Poonhill Ghandruk Trek
People taking photos at the tower of the Poonhill.

Ghandruk Poonhill Ghorepani treks offer the spectacular mountain scenery along with charming villages inhabited particularly by the Gurungs, Poon & Magars, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys. Unlike other high altitudes treks where you get the adrenaline rush in the wild and this trek is more about the flora and fauna and natural vegetation.

Trip Highlights

  • Excellent Sunrise and Himalayas View from Poonhill
  • Ascend 3,381 steps to be pleased by breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri
  • Enjoy landscapes of alpine fields, lakes, and mountains also include Annapurna South
  • Visit biggest Ulleri Magar Village and Ghandruk Gurung village

Trek Facts

  • Trekking Difficulty: Level – Easy to Moderate
  • Remoteness: Not Remote
  • Best Season: March-May and October-November
  • Accommodation type: Guesthouses & Lodges
  • Restricted Permits: No.
  • Max elevation: 3,210 m, Poonhill
  • Accessible during Winter (Dec-Jan): Yes.
  • Every year around 100,000+ trekkers do this trek.

#5 Langtang Valley Trek – 11 Days (5,000m)

Langtang Valley Trek
An amazing view of the Langtang Valley.

Langtang Valley Trek is one the rewarding trek of Nepal with incredible biodiversity and breathtaking landscapes. Langtang Valley is also known as the valley of glaciers. Thus the trekkers can also experience rare Tibetan and Buddhist traditions.

Trip Highlight

  • Pass through fine forests, yak pastures, and  high alpine meadows
  • Enjoy picturesque landscapes across huge open valleys at the end of the trek
  • Incredible mountain views of the Langtang Himalayas, valley and across to Tibet from Kyanjin Ri
  • Traditional Tamang villages and typical Sherpa village and
  • Langtang Village, Buddhist temples, and Kyanjin Gompa

Trek Facts

  • Trekking Difficulty: Level 3 – Moderate difficulty
  • Remoteness: Not Remote-Remote
  • Best Season: March-May and October-November
  • Accommodation type: Guesthouses & Lodges
  • Restricted Permits: No.
  • Max elevation: 4,984m, Tserko Ri
  • Accessible during Winter (Dec-Jan): Yes.
  • Every year around 9,000+ trekkers do this trek.

We believe that you have made one of the trek on your wish list for your travel. It is good to be lost in the right direction. Life is a climb and the view is great. The top 5 treks in Nepal is just a step away. So, make up your mind and start backpacking for a fantastic and wonderful journey. Himalayan Summit is ready to be your holiday partner.