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Challenge yourself to get adventurous in the high altitude mountains by taking one of the many Himalayan base camp treks. These are the places where thick blankets of snow greet you on which you stand and stare at some of the most prominent and the highest mountain peaks in the entire world. The adventure of trekking up to these Himalayan base camps is an ultimate dose of thrill capable of quenching your thirst for an adrenaline rush.

The list of best Himalayan base camp treks covers a range of treks some of which can be taken by seasonal trekkers while some are designed for those interested in nerve-wracking adventures. These treks involve a combination of steep climbs and walking on meadows and through dense forests. While you march closer to the sky-piercing peaks, you get to witness mesmerizing views of gushing streams, magical sunsets, and grazing lands hiding in the virgin snow.

If you want something truly challenging, you can choose to trek to Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, or Kanchenjunga Base Camp. If you are not looking for a strenuous one, Friendship Peak Base Camp Trek is apt for you. If you can’t decide the next adventure you want to take, we have curated a list to make things easier for you!

Here are some of the best Himalayan Base Camp Treks:

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Everest Base Camp

A lot of hardcore trekkers have laid down their lives to conquer this mighty peak in the past. But now Everest base camp has become an achievable goal and from here one can witness the glory of the highest peak in the world. This has become one of the most popular Himalayan base camp treks.

A challenging Trek takes you through the changing scenery from dense forest, and crystal clear water bodies to barren land and glaciers as you climb higher. All the physical and mental challenges you face during the trek will turn into a gratifying moment when you reach the base camp.

You can reach Lukla by air and then trek to this Himalayan base camp.

Location: Nepal

Altitude: 18250 feet

Duration: 15 days

Difficulty level - Challenging

Price: INR 41,500

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Massif is a 55 KM long group of mountains including the 10th largest peak in the world Annapurna I. Trekking to this Himalayan Basecamp allows you to trek through the most spectacular section of this massif. The most beautiful peak Annapurna I is visible as you trek along the most stunning scenery.

Annapurna base camp is located amidst the majestic peaks of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machhapuchhre (6993 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Gangapurna (7454 m), Singu Chuli (6501 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m).

The trek start from a small village called Nayapul near Pokhara, a beautiful Lake city in Nepal, and takes you through beautiful Paddy fields, Rhododendron forests, towards mighty peaks.

Location: Nepal

Altitude: 13550 feet

Duration: 12 days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Price: INR 27,400

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Among the Himalayan base camp treks, Kanchenjunga base camp trek is one of the most exciting treks. Obviously, because you are trekking to the base camp of the third highest peak in the world and the highest peak in India. The trek passes through the mighty Goechala at 5000 m, offering the spectacular views of Kanchenjunga standing tall at 8535 m.

The trek passes through the pristine forests of Rhododendron, Magnolia and Pine and takes you to the glacial wilderness through high altitude wetlands. Watching yaks grazing in the high alpine meadows and Kanchenjunga glacier is a lifetime experience. Kanchanjunga, which literally means “Five great treasures in the snow” is also the abode for the state deity of Sikkim. The Trek starts from Gangtok.


Altitude: 13550 feet

Duration: 12 days

Difficulty levelStrenuous

Price: INR 14,700

Stok Kangri Base Camp Trek

Ladakh, the mystic land of lamas and the high altitude desert have this crown jewel Stok Kangri Peak. This peak is higher than the highest peaks in Europe and Africa. The peak is visible from Leh itself. This Himalayan base camp trek offers a variety of experiences while you walk through wildflowers and sometimes through the deserted and barren terrains. 

The overall experience if summed up in one word will be ‘magical’. In winters, the entire region is adorned with soft snow all over. The base camp is set up on a grassy land and has a lot of water bodies around. The stream is fed with the snowmelt from Siachen glacier. The trek to this base camp is a once in lifetime opportunity.

LocationLadakh, J&K

Altitude: 4975 meters

Duration: 6 days

Difficulty level: Easy

Price: INR 17,500

Panchachuli Base Camp Trek

Located in the remote Kumaon region are five perfectly triangular peaks, Known as Panchachuli peaks, drawn from the word “panch chuli “ in local language meaning Panch chulhas. It is believed that the Pandavas cooked their last meal on the way to Heaven here.

This Himalayan Base camp trek in the Darma Valley in Pithoragarh district is one of the most beautiful treks as when you trek along the Dhauliganga river gazing at the astounding views of Panchachuli peaks, Gushing streams, verdant alpine meadows. You can also experience the life in remote villages as you pass through tribal villages of Sela Nagling, Bagaling through thick forest.

The trek takes you to the Panchachuli Glacier lying on the borders of India and Nepal offering you some unbelievably scenic views.

Location: Uttarakhand

Altitude: 13975 feet

Duration: 10 days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Price: INR 30,000

Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek

Nanda Devi, the second highest peak in India and the highest one located entirely within the country. Nanda Devi literally means Bliss-Giving Goddess is Patron Goddess of Uttarakhand. The Nanda Devi massif consists of two peaks Nanda Devi and its sister Sunanda Devi also known as Nanda Devi East. Due to its religious importance and fragile ecosystem, this area was declared out of bounds in 1983.

This trek lives up to its name and is truly blissful. This moderate trek involves long walks crossing hills, transecting rugged terrains, quaint villages, picturesque streams, and high altitude glaciers. These villages also give you a dose of history as they have houses up to 150 years old reminding us of the silk route. Once you undertake this journey, it will remain etched in your memory forever with the magnificent view of Rishi Parvat at 6,692 meters, Hardeol at 7,151 meters and Trishul I at 7,074 meters. 

Location: Uttarakhand

Altitude: 13975 feet

Duration: 12 days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Price: INR 34,500

Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek

If you are looking for a Basecamp trek that passes through the vast green meadows, a wide array of beautiful flowers, trails filled with Rhododendrons, Pine, Junipers and mind-boggling views of Himalayan peaks then Deo Tibba Trek is there to leave a permanent impression on your mind. Deo Tibba Trek starts from a village named Jagatsukh near Manali. 

This is one of the most picturesque treks passing by stunningly blue waters of Chandratal. The feeling that you get on seeing the snow-clad peaks of Deo Tibba, Indrasan and its hanging glaciers cannot be explained. You will get intoxicated with the purity and bliss of nature. The trek is a slow incline and ends at the base camp in the village of Tainta.

Location: Himachal Pradesh

Altitude: 14009 Feet

Duration: 06 days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Price: INR 11,025

Manaslu Base Camp Trek

This is a slightly demanding trek in the remote areas of Nepal and Tibet border to the base camp of Manaslu (8163 m) the eighth highest peak in the world. Passing through a variety of flora and fauna, it also presents a kaleidoscope of cultures, an amalgamation of Tibetan culture with the ethnic Nepali culture.

Trek starts at the village of Arughat. The trek passes through the beautiful landscape of small villages, terraced garden, fragrant Rhododendron forests, narrow gorges, vast meadows and finally entering into Tibetan influenced higher alpine ranges. 

This Himalayan base camp trek is for those who wish to witness the unspoilt and untouched culture of simple village people along with stunning views. Views Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Cheo Himal and Himlung Himal mountains from Larkya La will be etched in your memory for long.

Location: Nepal

Altitude: 15750 feet

Duration: 12 days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Price: INR 84,983

Friendship Peak Base Camp Trek

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This Himalayan base camp trek is an easy trek. This lofty peak stands at a height of 5289 m in Beas Kund area and is part of the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas. The trek starts at Solang Valley near Manali and the trail passes through the region having diverse flora and fauna. You trek through the thick pine and oak forests and beautiful meadows.

If you thought that the walks through these spectacular trails feeling the forest around you, watching  colourful alpine flowers against the backdrop of ultra white snow were enough, then the final reward of the view of time frozen snow capped Friendship peak facing several other peaks like Hanuman Tibba, Shitidhar Indra Asan and Deo Tibba will take your breath away.

Location: Himachal Pradesh

Altitude: 15800 feet

Duration: 6 days

Difficulty level: Moderate

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Kang Yatse Base Camp Trek

Kang Yatse lies in Ladakh region at the end of Markha Valley in the beautiful Hemis National Park. Kang Yatse Massif if a combination of two peaks and resembles a king's throne. The western one Kang Yatse-II at 6250 m is lower and the Eastern one is higher at 6400 m.

During this trek, you see marvellous views of Sasser massif, Stok Kangri, Karakoram range, Nun Kun, Zanskar ranges, which are jaw-dropping. You also get to pass through quaint Ladakhi villages, old Monasteries, fluttering prayer flags, Mani walls – stone walls with Buddhist inscriptions, shrines of the local deities and ruined forts.

The views of Nun Kun, Zanskar ranges, K2, Broad Peak and Gasherbrum massif are jaw-dropping. The area is rich in wildlife also. If lucky, you may spot snow leopard, Blue sheep, Ibex, etc.

Location: Ladakh, J&K

Altitude: 5000 meters

Duration: 6 days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Price: INR 40,625

Mount Kamet Base Camp Trek

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Mount Kamet is a beautiful Pyramid shaped mountain with a flat summit on top and two peaks in Chamoli Distt in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. This is the second highest peak of Garhwal region after Nanda Devi. This is one of the remotest Himalayan base camp treks. This serene trek starts from a quaint village named Malari.

The trek passes through the beautiful villages of Bampa, Niti and finally to Vasudhara Taal.  Niti is the last village towards the border. The breathtaking views, the calm and the serenity of the trail are the highlights of the trek. When you trek along roaring Dhauli Ganga, it looks stunning. On reaching the base camp, the views are rewarding with pristine snow-covered peaks all around.

Location: Ladakh, J&K

Altitude: 4800 meters

Duration: 06 days

Difficulty level: Moderate

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