15 Kathmandu trekking places
Trekking in Kathmandu offers you the one of the best breath-taking mountain views without climbing high. If you want to taste the real trekking experience you can trek the famous Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang Gangja Pass Trek which is not just challenging but gives you an amazing opportunity to have the panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas.

You can also witness the natural diversity with cultural heritage. You can also trek to Tsume Valley Trekking which is situated in northern Gorkha. The trekking experience will let you enjoy some of the most challenging experiences which you haven’t witnessed in your entire life.

Here are some of the best Kathmandu trekking places:

01

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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Nepal is the land of majestic mountains. Annapurna is one of them. It’s the 10thhighest mountain in the world and one of the most fun challenges for trekkers. The adventurous Annapurna base camp trek is usually for 12 days, offers cultural insight and adventure for nature lovers. The trek takes you through the foothills that have several ethnic groups, terraced farms and charming villages. This pristine route with mountain lifestyle is going to win you over.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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Highlights
:The trek usually begins from Pokhara, the lake city. It takes you through other places like Ghorepani, Dhaulagiri and others. You will also get to visit the rhododendron forests and narrow valleys between Fishtail and Annapurana.

Location
: Pokhara.

Things to keep in mind
:Since it is the 10thhighest mountain in the world, Annapurna is quite cold. Make sure that you carry right kind of winter wear, have sunglasses and first-aid.
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EBC,Gokyo and Cho-la Pass Trek

EBC,Gokyo and Cho-la Pass Trek
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Tucked away to the Western Side of Everest Base Camp is the Ri Trail, Gokoyo and Cho-la Pass, which is perfect for those who want grandeur views, five terrific alpine lakes. This is one of the most adventurous treks for seasoned trekkers.

It combines the Everest Base Camp as well as Gokyo Valley with the highest elevation of almost 5500 meters.

Highlights
: The trip highlights include sensational views of snow-capped mountains and dramatic landscapes. The place is well known for its warm hospitality as well. Trekkers will also get the opportunity to explore Buddhist culture, diverse ethnicities and pristine lakes. The trek usually includes Sagarmatha National Park as well.

Location: Kathmandu.

Things to keep in mind: The trek is difficult and therefore, make sure that you get the right sleeping bags, fleece jackets with the wind-protection factor. Always carry sunscreen and water bottles among other necessary items.
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Arun Valley Trek

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Arun Valley Trek
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Off beaten trails in Nepal are perfect for those who seek to enjoy calmness and serenity of nature. Arun Valley is one such place. The non-touristic place is great for trekkers and you get significant views of Mount Everest and hundreds of mountains that can be viewed with naked eyes.

The trek, which requires stamina and fitness is recommended for experienced and seasoned trekkers.

 Highlights: One of the best parts of the trek is that the length can be largely determined. Most travellers opt to trek in this region for 15-20 days.

Location
: The trek begins from Kathmandu valley, from where trekkers usually fly to Tumlingstar and then start with the ascent towards Tipchaur.

Things to keep in mind
: Make sure that you have practised trekking before embarking on the trip. Carry basic items like water bottle, trekking pole, hiking socks and boots, sunscreen lotion, hats, sleeping bags and fleece jacket.
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Gosaikunda Pass Trek

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Gosaikunda Pass Trek
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Up for a trekking challenge? Then Gosaikunda Pass Trek is what you need to explore! Gosaikunda, located in the Langtang National Park is a stunning alpine water lake that rises to an altitude of over 4000 meters.

The challenging trek pass is perfect for seasoned trekkers and is great for people who want to explore the religious or spiritual side of Nepal.

Highlights
: Gosaikunda Pass Trek includes a trip to the lake, where you will discover how the lake was the abode to several Hindu deities, including Shiva and Gauri. The waters from the lake has been known for their mystic properties in both Ramayana and Mahabharata. A significant place of interest for trekkers, the place is known for its steep ascent as well as famous valley views.

Location:
Usually the trek starts from Dhunche Village.

Things to keep in mind
:Ascend is steep, so people can get altitude sickness. Make sure that you carry first aid boxes.
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Tamang Heritage Trail

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Tamang Heritage Trail
Experience exciting, new trekking route between Langtang and Ganesh Himal with the Tamang Heritage Trail. The trail is one of the most welcoming trail is warmest and easiest trails in the country. Perfect for introductory trekking and beginners’, this trek takes you through Nepal and Tibetan borderlands, with gentle circuit treks.

Highlights
:The trek will take you through terraced fields and some of the most picturesque villages in the countries. For tranquility lovers, the trek has several peaceful valleys where you can enjoy the serenity. This is where the discerning trekkers go. On the route, you will also enjoy panoramic mountain views and hot springs at Tatopani.

Location
:Kathmandu.

Things to keep in mind
:The trek is a world expedition trek and you don’t really need to carry a number of things. However, don’t forget to carry a sleeping bag, fleece jacket, wind-protective clothing, sunscreen, backpack and a first-aid box.
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Tsume Valley Trekking

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Tsume Valley Trekking
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Located against the majestic backdrop of Ganesh Himal and Buddha Himal ranges is the Tsum Valley, which is perfect for beginners’ trekking experiences. The valley, which occupies 1663 square kilometers is well known for its cultural diversity and magnificent panoramas of the mountains around. The place is popular for its Buddhist culture and traditions as well.

Highlights
:The trek is not just an adventure. It is also a spiritual experience. The sacred pilgrimage valley here is home to Buddhism as well. When you pass through the valley, you get the opportunity to climb Arughat, visit Gumba Lungdang and then ascend to Soti Khola before going back to Arughat. The trek can last for anywhere from 12-21 days.

Location
:Starts from Kathmandu.

Things to keep in mind
:Ensure that you carry winter clothing, hiking socks and boots, carry a first-aid box, sunscreen, water bottle, a hat and trekking pole.
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Island Peak Climbing

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Island Peak Climbing
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Live your dream of conquering the mountains with Island Peak Climbing Trek! This trek is a great Himalayan experience and you get to enjoy glacier travel, snow and ice with the chance to ascend thousands of meters down the mountain.

Island Peak Climbing

 Highlights:The Island Peak Climbing trek will give you the opportunity to enjoy the warmth of friendly people in Nepal, magnificent scenery and length-breadth of cultural traditions. That makes this trek a refined blend of outdoor adventure and cultural exploration. The rewarding hike will take you through the summit of 18450 foot Kala Pattar and even offers spectacular panorama of Mount Everest- the largest mountain in the world.

Location
:The trek starts from Kathmandu. The journey continues to Imja Tse and Island Peak.

Things to keep in mind
:Carry first aid box with major medicines with you. Always carry a fleece jacket and other winter clothing. Don’t forget to take a well-stocked backpack.
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Langtang Gangja Pass Trek

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Langtang Gangja Pass Trek
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If you are a nature lover, then embark on the amazing, adrenaline pumping Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek that will help you appreciate the beauty of nature. The trek, which rises to over 5,000 meters offers tremendous panoramic views, challenges your abilities and takes you through the cultural exploration of the country.

Highlights
: During the trek, you will encounter stunning green rhododendron and bamboo forests, which are simply breathtaking. You will also witness majestic waterfalls and the snow-capped Himalayas, one of the highlights that makes this trek so diverse in nature. The trek can be undertaken from September to November or from March to May.

Location
: The trek begins from Kathmandu.

Things to keep in mind
: This trek is usually for 10-14 days, so make sure that you carry enough items, including a backpack, sleeping bag, right hiking socks and boots, among winter clothing and a first aid box.
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Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek
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Savouring an up-close view of the highest mountain peak in the world is a dream dreamt by every adventure enthusiast and mountain lover in the world. This trek gives you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy the closest view of Mount Everest, the grandest mountain to ever exist on the planet, boasting a height of 29,100 feet. 

You walk through quaint villages of Nepal, lush green forests of Himalayas, gushing water streams, and snow-clad terrains to finally reach the base camp of Mount Everest. Everest Base Camp Trek is the most desired trek in the entire world.

Difficulty level: Moderate to Challenging

Height: The maximum elevation you reach is 18,300 feet

Best Season: March to May and September to November
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Annapurna Poon Hill Trek

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Annapurna Poon Hill Trek
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Trek to the beautiful Ghorepani with Annapurna Poon Hill Trek. At 3,210 meters, this trek is perfect for beginners and trekkers who want something moderately adventurous. Having the Himalayas close up, this trek offers some of the most breathtakingly beautiful sights. The trek is usually 4-5 days trek.

Highlights
:The great locations are beautiful, absolutely lovely. The highlight of this trek is that it is the most unforgettable trekking experience. The views of awesome and the steep climb is worth it.

Location
: Pokhara is the beginning point for this trek.

Things to keep in mind
:Make sure that you carry water bottles for the trip, a backpack, sleeping bag, sunglasses, sunscreen and winter clothing. Don’t forget to have a first-aid box for any emergencies and make sure that you take nothing with you that can harm the environment.
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Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek
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Annapurna, one of the largest mountains in the world is most famous for its trek. The treks here go beyond the nature sight-seeing and take into account the Nepalese culture, diverse ethnicities and rustic mountain life in general.

The Annapurna circuit is within the range of central Nepal. The total length is from 160-230 km, which makes it a moderate-difficult trek.

Highlights
:The trek rises to 5,400 m on Thorung La Pass and even touches the Tibetan plateau. This trek is usually 15-20 days and you will walk through numerous river crossings over steel-wooden suspension bridges.

Location
:The trek usually begins from Kathmandu and the first trek is towards Khudi. If you have to shorten the trek, fly out from Jomsom Airport in Jomsom.

Things to keep in mind
: Carry large water bottles, sleeping bags, fleece blankets and winter clothing as the weather gets quite bitterly cold.
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Helambu Trek

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Helambu Trek
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Helambu is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal that should be visited. It is also spectacular for trekking and similar purposes. If you ready to embark on an adventure, then Helambu Trek is just the right option for you.

The place is famous for its sweet apples as well as artistic Buddhist pilgrimage sites.

Highlights
:The trek is usually 8-10 days long, although it can be completed in 5 days as well. The normal trail starts from place called Sundarijal, which has a small dam and hydroelectric station. This place then takes you through different villages and districts. Other starting positions can include Nagarkot, Kakani and Sankhu.

Location
: Helambu, 30 km from Kathmandu. The starting place for trek differs from region to region and depends upon the length of trek.
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Day Trek to Phulchowki in Kathmandu
  • 7H
  • Kathmandu
  • 7H
  • Kathmandu
₹7,349 ₹6,805

About the Activity:

  • Phulchowki is the highest hill situated in the south of Kathmandu valley well acclaimed for its vegetation (Botanical Garden) and bird watching.
  • Kick-start your trekking expedition, with a 14 km drive towards south of Kathmandu for about 40 minutes by private car.
  • On reaching Godavari (with Botanical Garden) start hiking gradually uphill through dense sub - tropical forest for four hours.
  • The eye-catching view of eastern part of Annapurna range to Gaurishanker in the east, breathtaking view of Kathmandu valley are some expected delights that you will encounter on this trek.
  • Post lunch (at your own expense), hike downhill following the same trail to Godavari for about 2 hours and drive back to Kathmandu. 
  • Enjoy the nature at Phulchowki and Godawori with this pleasant trip.
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9 Days Trek to Helembu in Kathmandu
  • 9D/8N
  • Kathmandu
  • 9D/8N
  • Kathmandu
₹41,165 ₹39,124

About the Activity:

  • Embark on this 9 days 8 night trek to the Helambu trek to the north of Kathmandu Valley. 
  • Get picked up from the airport in a shared vehicle and transfer to the hotel.
  • Enjoy the amazing Himalayan scenery at the border with Tibet and monasteries makes a trek an enthralling experience.
  • Trek through the trail  to Helambu climbs on to the Shivpuri ridge from where you can enjoy sweeping views of the central Himalayas.
  • The trial leads to the twisted river of Himalayas and the villages nearby those scenic rivers with crystal clear water flowing through it.
  • This Helambu trekking is one of the most popular short trekking holidays in Nepal, giving easy access to the high mountains of Himalayas with a reasonable time-frame and without the exposure to high altitude.
  • End your tour by getting dropped back to the airport and depart for home.
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10 Days Tamang Heritage Trek in Kathmandu
  • 10D/9N
  • Pokhara
  • 10D/9N
  • Pokhara
₹46,880 ₹44,159

About the Activity:

  • Enthrall in this exciting 10 days 9 nights trek to the Tamang Heritage and get a chance to explore the amazing beauty of this region.
  • Get picked up from the airport in a private car or bus and transfer to the hotel. Explore the nearby places once you reach your hotel.
  • Tamang Heritage Trek is a thrilling experience that provides you with a close insight into the lifestyle of Tamang people along with picturesque landscapes that you will cherish forever.
  • Make your way through ancient Tibetan monasteries, Rhododendron and Bamboo Forests, surpass majestic waterfalls and enjoy stunning views of snow-capped Himalayas.
  • You will get an opportunity to witness panoramic views of mountain ranges like Lirung, Langtang Kerung, Chimse Danda ridge crossed by Ganjala Pass and various other equally majestic peaks.
  • This is an ideal trek to explore the unique Tamang culture while visiting their native land.
  • End this exciting trek after getting drop back to the airport and depart for home.


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03 May 2017
Excellent
Having trekked in the Sahayadris for over 4-5 years now and after doing two himalayan treks in the previous season, I wanted to do a more challenging trek. So finally I decided to climb the base camp of the highest mountain in the world. The majestic mountain range had been in my bucket list for many years. Now seemed to be the right time, and so I set off in search of the "Everest". I always thought how difficult could it be to climb mountains, after all, it just takes putting one step ahead of the other. I was wrong, it indeed turned out to be more difficult than I imagined. This is due to the rarefied air in the atmosphere, that makes breathing difficult. Even a nominal gradient while ascending seems to be a task. But thankfully I wasn't hit by any symptoms of AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ) which makes the mountaineer's job tremendously difficult at high altitudes. On the trek, it was the promise of some awesome photos, that helped me carry through many steep climbs. But, the sheer beauty of the barren mountains with clear blue sky in the backdrop and the ferocious Dudh Koshi River inspired me not to give up but to keep climbing. During the climb of Kala Patthar, I learnt the importance of balance and concentration, even when you are exhausted beyond limit. On the Kala Patthar summit day, I set out at 4 in the morning, climbing through the mountain with a 50-70 degree gradient; sub zero temperatures, chilly winds and freezing weather. It was total dark and the only thing I could see through my head torch was the next step. From this moment till 6 am in the morning, I only thought about the awesome feeling of summiting and achieving my goal. As the air was thin, I concentrated on breathing properly and adequately and took synchronized baby steps. And, finally at 6:30 am I reached the Summit (5643m)! The view of the sunrise on Everest was just spectacular and the feeling of having summited, exhilarating!! The Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar expedition made me realize that to achieve a goal, it is important to believe in your own efforts and strength (Both Physical and Mental).But more than that, we should be grateful towards the ecosystem around and factors beyond our control which play an equally important role in our journey to achieve anything.
30 July 2018
Excellent
Trekking the adorable Himalayas is always a must on the “to do” list of an avid trekker. After trekking over the Sahyadris and taking a few treks in Karnataka I decided to place my foot on the Himalayan Mountain Ranges. Going through the various options from Chadar, Sandakphu, Roopkund, Hampta Pass, etc. I finally narrowed down to the Everest Base Camp. The very thought of following the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay thrilled me to the core. The sight of having a close encounter with the highest point on earth just pushed further my excitement levels. After a series of e-searches and consulting with other fellow trekkers, I finally made up my mind to enroll for the 14 day EBC Trek with Thrillophilia. The EBC Trek was by far my best trek so far. Though the thin air made the ascent difficult and more challenging, I am glad that I was able to complete the trek. The amazing view of snow clad mountains, the vast greenery and above all the company of similar fun-loving folks made the trek a memorable one. Kudos to the team at Thrillophilia. The trek was not only organized well but the pricing was also reasonable. All the questions, concerns, doubts and apprehensions I that had were properly attended by the travel consultant at Thrillophilia, Miss Madhuri Mathur despite some of them being repetitive. The representatives Mr. Subid Sahoo and Mr. Nitish Singh as well as the trek Guide Mr. Bijay along with his assistants were all friendly and helpful. I will definitely suggest my pals to go for this trek. I wish to do it again sometime soon. Cheers, Vignesh
20 October 2014
Excellent
A good trek at a very reasonable price is what I need to say about this trek first of all. I had a comfortable and good stay at the base camp. The camping was a great fun and I enjoyed to the core. Heard that this was the most challenging trek of Nepal and so I decided to try this out. This was obviously challenging but I could make it out till the end. it was just out of the world experience
23 September 2015
Excellent
The mountains were brilliant and nice, the clear sky after the summer monsoon had dusted away the dust and we hence got a chance to have a clear view of the whole peak and the adjacent places. The days we spent at the camp base was cooler even though it could have been more long.
10 May 2015
Excellent
Everest Base Camp Trekking In Nepal is one of the best camp trekking that I have ever taken. Everest has been in my wish list of places to trek for so long. When it did finally happen, I was getting sceptical. However, thanks to the organizers for making this whole process a smooth one for me. I am so glad and happy to have actually taken this trek. Also, visiting Nepal was a splendid experience. Viewing Everest from Nepal is the best part of this trip. I just wish I can do this again soon.
05 March 2020
Superb
Thrillophilia has the best operator in the market. The trek guide was professional and was friendly. The tea house's stay was comfortable and we trekked in November and the terrain was covered in snow and the guide guided us well how to trek in the snow without having much trouble. The experience was amazing and would love to book for other treks as well.
18 February 2020
Excellent
It was an all-inclusive package from Thrillophilia and everything was arranged properly. They had informed us about the insurance and rest of the permits and guide and stay is being arranged by them. It was a great experience.
01 March 2020
Excellent
I want to go there in the month of May and was sceptical about it, as I had heard it was not the best time to go for it but after a talk with Oshin from Thrillophilia, I had my doubts cleared and finally, I had trekked in May and it was the best experience I had and will definitely go for difficult treks every year.
12 March 2020
Excellent
My experience of trekking there was thrilling and exciting. We had a group of 6 people and all of them are experienced trekkers. We had trekked with no so much difficulty and the trek was nicely coordinated.
06 September 2019
Excellent
We were preparing for the Everest Base Camp for a year now and never had a chance to go for it due to its long duration and after a year we had booked it for the month of April which was the best time to climb the mountain and we had the best experience there with an amazing group.

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