Trekking in Nepal: Difficult Level
Everest Base Camp Trek
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 feetBest Season: March to May and September to November
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Mount Annapurna is the 10th highest mountain in the world, and trekking to its base is nothing short of an achievement. If you find EBC too daunting, ABC is the second best option for you where you can challenge your spirit to do something extraordinary to deserve something extraordinary in the form of breathtaking views of the Himalayas.
When you look around and below at the world from Annapurna Base Camp, you realize that you have left the world behind to find an abode above clouds. This is one of the most sought after Himalayan treks, and is a great choice if you have prior experience in trekking moderate level trails.
Difficulty level: Moderate
Height: The maximum elevation you reach is 13,550 feet
Best Season: September to November
EBC,Gokyo and Cho-la Pass Trek
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.
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.
Highlights: You can take a walk through the Teahouse, Lodge and Camping. You can also get a glimpse of the Sherpa community and the beautiful and spectacular view of Himalayan range.
Location: You can take a bus from Kathmandu to Gongar Khola (6 am and 8 am)
Highlights: You can witness the beautiful landscape which ranges from Rhododendron and Juniper forests.
Best time to visit: September, October, November along with March, April and May.
Difficulty Level: High.
Three Passes Trek
This trekking in Nepal involves going up and down so much that it becomes a little strenuous and exhausting. However, the warm and pleasant natured Sherpas can relieve you from all the exertion.
Highlights: You can visit some renowned Sherpa villages and monasteries. Also you get a chance to dive deeper into the vibrant lifestyle of the Sherpas.
Best time to visit: March to May and October to November.
Difficulty Level: High.
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek
Take the path less-travelled and enjoy an exclusivity over the grandest vistas of the mighty Himalayas you will ever see in your entire life by trekking on this scenic trail beginning at Beni. Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek lets you circumnavigate Mount Dhaulagiri, which is the seventh highest mountain in the world with its peak reaching the height of approximately 26,800 feet.
This trek is not recommended for seasoned trekkers as one needs experience and skills in mountaineering to successfully accomplish this challenging expedition. The trek takes you to several breathtaking uninhabited landscapes while the enchanting views of the sky-piercing Himalayan peaks keep you motivated to keep going.
Difficulty level: Challenging
Height: The maximum elevation you reach is 19,900 feet
Best Season: March to May
Island Peak Trek
This expedition is sure to create lasting memories in your mind. The mountaineering is such that it will give you can experience which you would never like to forget.
Highlights: From the summit of the Island Peak, you can have a clear and amazing view of Lhotse and Makalu.
Best time to visit: April and October.
Difficulty Level: High because it is a very strenuous trek.
Trek To Banthati
Highlights: The sun rises quickly in this place, which makes it easier to explore the panoramic views. Apart from the trek, you can enjoy buying artistic products, beautiful handmade jewelry at the place. The trek is pleasant, with pure spring water, stacked stones and plunge pools right by your side.
Things to keep in mind: Since this trek tends to long and moderately difficult, you need to get comprehensive gear for the trek. This includes carrying walking boots and a day pack. You might even need to have sleeping bags, first-aid box and water bottles with you. Don’t forget to carry safety equipment.
Trekking in Nepal: Moderate Level
Manaslu Circuit Trek
You can even enjoy the spectacular view of Larkya La Pass.
Highlights: You can explore the beautiful village of Sama beneath the pass of Tibet. This village has beautifully crowned the Manaslu Mountain too.
Best time to visit: March to May and September to November.
Difficulty Level: Medium.
Highlights: When the fog is lifted in the region, you will experience a nature rendezvous that you wouldn’t have imagined before. The small clearing, nestled with the forests and incredible mountains is a must have. The Landruk village itself has farming terraces that will instantly capture your heart.
Location: Ghandruk Village.
Things to keep in mind: This is a moderate trek that can be undertaken by beginners and trek lovers alike. Just ensure that you don’t carry items that cannot be disposed easily or could harm the environment. Don’t forget to carry sunglasses and sunscreen along with water bottles.
Rara Lake Trek
Highlights: If you get a chance it will be best if you can witness the rare Rara Lake Frog. You can also witness Danfe which is the national bird of Nepal. It is the ideal habitat for musk deer and at the same time, you will also get a chance to Himalayan Black Deer.
Best time to visit: September, October and April and May.
Difficulty Level: Medium.
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.
Tamang Heritage Trail
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.
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.
Tsume Valley Trekking
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.
The place offers meaningful opportunities for discovering a diverse mix of peoples and culture that live in this region.
Highlights:The eloquent beauty of this trek and the stunning Gurung hamlets are the Highlights of this trek. The true picture of unique Nepal beauty is visible through the place. Compared to other treks in the region, this trekking trail is relatively uncrowded and recommended for beginners.
Things to keep in mind:This particular trek doesn’t require a high level of professional trekking equipment. However, you should carry warm socks, fleece jackets and wind-protecting equipment with trekking poles to walk easily through the trail.
Annapurna Dhaulagiri Panorama Trek
The beautiful and breath-taking views are not to miss which will bring you closer to nature.
Location: Himalayan Mountain Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Highlights: Kopra Ridge and Khayer Lake Trek.
Best season: March is, however, the best time for trekking.
Difficulty Level: Medium.
Gosaikunda Pass Trek
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.
Upper Dolpo Trek
Since the topography of this place is quite rugged so it becomes very difficult for them to do this trek.
Highlights: Phoksumdo Lake is one of the finest lake you would have seen in the world.
Best time to visit: March to May and September to October.
Location: You can get regular flights from Kathmandu to Upper Dolpo.
Makalu Base Camp Trek
Although it is a little exhausting every bit of it is worth the effort.
Highlights: You can enjoy some of the most beautiful mountain peaks such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Chamlang along with others.
Location: It is an hour’s flight from Kathmandu.
Best season: February, March, April, September, October and November.
Difficulty Level: Medium.
Langtang Gangja Pass Trek
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.
Trek To Pothana
Highlights: The jungles near Pothana offer such a unique trekking experience. The place is a habitat for wonderful wild animals, birds and butterflies. It is a paradise for trek lovers. What’s more is that the place has a diverse range of population and their enthusiasm to meet and greet people will warm your heart.
Location: Pokhara city.
Things to keep in mind: Foreigners should get permission from relevant government authorities for this trek. However, if you are travelling with a tour group, you wouldn’t need such permissions. Make sure that you carry trekking poles, binoculars, wash towels and eco-friendly water bottles. Don’t forget to have a sanitizer with you.
About the Activity:
- Rivet in the natural beauty of Himchuli peak with this 33 days and 32 nights trekking tour that ensures the complete display of the nature at its best.
- Himchuli Peak crowned an altitude of 6441m is situated at the Annapurna Region and offers magnificent view of the pasture lands, meadows, snowy peaks and the local settlements with their own culture and tradition.
- There are several routes to the summit of the Himchuli peak, the route that you would embark upon will be selected on the basis of your season of travel so as to make your trekking an easy and delightful experience.
- The trekking towards the Himchuli peak will begin from Kathmandu with the drive over to Dunai.
- Enthrall in this amazing trekking experience
for an unparalleled experience.
About the Activity:
- Get set for a 17 days/16 nights long peak climbing to Island peak near Kathmandu, the salubrious nature will make you comfortable.
- Island peak trek is one of the best trekking and peak climbing destination of Nepal situated at the Khumbu/Everest region.
- Crowned at a soaring height of 6160m above sea level, enjoy the glorious view of the surrounding and towering mountain while trekking towards the base camp of the Island peak.
- The trekking towards the base camp of the island peak will go all the way through the beautiful and one of the demanding trekking trails of Nepal of the Khumbu regions.
- You will be provided with all the required briefing and equipment’s
so as to provide you with a hassle-free trekking experience.
Trekking from Pokhara to Ghandruk via Landruk Village
Highlights:This short trek offers an introduction to trekking and opens you to the exotic beauty of Nepal. The sacred mountain trek is beautiful and takes you through the ornate village of Landruk, while giving you a chance to discover the conservation work being carried out at this place.
Things to keep in mind:This trek is for conservation and eco-friendly people. It is recommended that you don’t bring anything to the trek which can lead to disturbances in the ecology of this place. Carry reusable, recyclable items and sunscreen.
The Easy Level Trekking in Nepal
The trek takes you through the beautiful Begnas Taal along with the paths ascending gently and steadily uphill, making it is easier for introductory trekkers to enjoy learning the art of trekking.
Highlights:The highlight of this trek is the routes. They are easy for beginners and the homeland of Himalayas opens its arms to give trekkers an opportunity to explore.
Things to keep in mind:The relatively easy trek is an alternate route for Royal Trekkers. For this trek, carry warm clothing and trekking poles for easy to trekking. At the same time, don’t forget to carry reusable water bottles along with sunscreen and sunglasses.
Ghandruk Cultural Trek
Highlights: The place is full of Gurung inhabitants, who are friendly, warm people with their own unique culture. The opportunity to eat, drink and meet these people itself is a wonderful, once in a lifetime event.
Location: Ghandruk town.
Things to keep in mind:This cultural trek is easy. However, you have to keep in mind that you get a fleece jacket with a wind-stopper for this trek. Don’t forget scarves and sun-hat. Carry a basic first aid kit, a day pack, trekking poles and hiking socks for the trek. Stay safe with thermal bottoms.
Upper Mustang Trek
However, the trek to Upper Mustang allows you to go through tracts of barren and treeless lands.
Highlights: One can also visit Buddhist monasteries and can enjoy the panoramic view of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri along with many other peaks.
Price: 2,000 NRs per person.
Difficulty Level: Easy.
Best time to visit: Spring and Autumn are the best seasons for this trek.
Highlights: The Dhampus Trek follows a short stretch of woods, perfect for those who would like to discover nature. The mountain view is completed with the views of ethnic Gurung Village. The trip, which begins for Kathmandu usually follows a hike to Sarankot hilltop and then panoramic views of Annapurna range.
Location: Dhampus Village.
Things to keep in mind: While the trek is short and easy, it is recommended that travellers carry their water bottles, come with right kind of equipment and gear. Don’t forget to carry sunglasses as well as winter clothing with lots of sunscreen as trekking can lead to sunburns.
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Arun Valley Trek
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.
Annapurna Poon Hill 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.
Champadevi is regarded as one of the popular hiking tracks around the Kathmandu Valley which makes the Champadevi hiking trails easily accessible, located to the south of the valley. Champa Devi implies such a prominent track that is favourite among travellers. This track promotes a hike which is ideal for a fun-filled get away from the boring schedule and city lifestyle. Not just trekking, but the fresh environment and charming views together make this hike worth to avail.
About the Champa Devi hiking package:
The Champa Devi hiking package lets you grasp the panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley from Champadevi. The hike takes you through the relishing rich pine forest surrounding and lets you enjoy the views of Ganesh Himal, Gaurishankar, and Langtang ranges. Besides, you shall avail the opportunity to explore the Champadevi Temple and learn about the history of the temple.
The journey possesses the scope of treating your eyes with the snow-capped mountains, matchless landscape, and immense peace. Now, reach to the mountain peaks of Nepal and get the incredible vibes as you hike high in the clouds. The package promises you with a happy, and memorable adventure experience.
The package is inclusive of Professional English speaking tour guide in order to render a hassle-free hiking tour. The package also includes transportation by private car where you do not have to encounter the inconvenience of public transportation. Besides, the National Park entry fees are also included in the package.
Note: The maximum number of persons who can book this package is 15 and the minimum number is 2.
Trek From Pokhara To Sarangkot
Highlights:The trek is designed to be short and sweet, with steady climbs so that even the introductory level trekkers can enjoy it. The trek also follows through a non-descript village, where anyone can experience cultural joys of meeting new people or they can get permission to enjoy paragliding and similar activities.
Things to keep in mind:Booking a tour may seem easy. And it is. But before leaving, make sure that you check out the weather in Nepal. If it is cold and windy, ensure that you get torches, right clothing equipment, hiking shoes and socks. Bring snacks with you and carry water bottles. Carry daypacks and sleeping bags as well.
Pokhara Trek To Australian Base Camp
The trail here is steep, but it is all rewarding. The majestic views make the physical discomfort feel better!
Highlights:The trek goes beyond mountain beauty and scenic wonders. The village itself near the base is quite attractive and you will be surprised to see a stunning amount of slate roofed houses here. Meet people, talk to them and discover the culture of Nepal while the natural beauty works as a backdrop.
Things to keep in mind:This is a short trek and you don’t have to carry a number of options. However, don’t forget to carry disposable or non-disposable water bottles, a small first-aid kit and a sleeping bag.
Trek To Ghorepani Hill
Highlights: The trek usually takes 2-5 days, depending on the tour you decide to go with. The energizing fresh mountains and the enthralling natural beauty of dramatic Annapurna range will cast an impression on your mind.
The leisurely trip will also involve a cultural exchange, giving travellers the opportunity to meet and greet people from Nepali. The trek usually begins from Poon Hill and provides you with a chance to discover the Lake City of Pokhara.
Location: Poon Hill.
Things to keep in mind: For this trek, don’t forget to take trekking boots and hiking socks with you. The temperatures can drop sometimes and therefore, carry a fleece jacket, with a wind-protector is an ideal option.
The Begnas Hiking
Highlights:This particular trek has open meadows, Sundari Danda ridge and small lakes that you would love to experience. The old schools and older buildings in the region make up for an interesting discovery.
Things to keep in mind:The trek is short, but you are recommended to carry the right kind of items with you. Don’t forget to carry fleece jackets, hiking shoes and socks to prevent cold from getting through your feet. Carry small first aid box, a reusable water bottle and sleeping bag if you plan on staying in for the night.
Jomsom & Muktinath
Highlights: During this trek, you will initially ascend through the villages where indigenous people live and move through the rice terraces of the area. The grandeur of natural hot springs in the area, the holy pilgrimage centers and the sacred temple with 108 waterfalls will mesmerize you.
That’s why this tour goes beyond natural beauty of Nepal to fully enchant your senses. It here that you will also discover the ancient traditions still in practice.
Things to keep in mind: Ensure that you check the weather in the area. Always carry a large daypack, which is light but filled with items like extra pair of hiking socks, fleece jacket, water bottles and other options.