7 Best Treks in Nepal

Nepal is a geographical country with many high hills and mountains. Thus, Nepal has many famous trekking destinations that are adventurous and challenging. From the trails and terrains reaching to Everest to a normal hilly path, every journey will provide you an amazing experience.

Thus, Nepal is a perfect place for trekking and hiking enthusiasts.  

Before going let me give you some ideas about some popular Treks in Nepal. Also, get to know which one your favorite destination and also the right one.

  1.  Everest Base Camp Trekking

To stand opposite the world’s highest mountain- Mount Everest is definitely not a layman job. But still, due to the craze of many adventure-loving people, the Everest Base Camp Trek has become the most famous trek in Nepal. Everest Base Camp Trek is counted in a medium as difficulty wise but walking over 5000m is not an easy task. Though it is provided with great trekking trail and once you reach the top you will be welcomed by excellent mount landscapes.

The best season for this trek is March to May and October to November. There are not any restricted permits here. The accommodation type here is in tea houses and guest houses.

  1. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna is another famous trekking destination of Nepal. ABC Trekking is easy and sophisticated as compared to EBC trekking. This trek welcomes you with the views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Langtang and Manaslu. This trek is famous for its diverse landscape, terraced field, and Old Gurung Culture. The environment is rich in alpine flora and fauna.  It requires about 10 days to complete this journey. Thus, it is a short duration trek great natural magnificence. ACAP and TIMS card are what you require to get there.

 

  1. Manaslu Circuit Trekking

 

Manaslu Circuit Trekking has been popular recently due to its remarkable scenic natural beauty and traditional culture. This trekking is mostly loved by the trekkers who don’t like much crowd and crew. This trek gives you the daunting views of Mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal Range and even some views of Annapurna Range. Manaslu region is famous for its high altitude glaciers, cultural diversity, and fascinating flora & fauna. This special cultural and natural beauty makes it a favorite destination for trekkers. The overall Manaslu journey is adventuresome and a bit challenging. To experience the charming view of Manaslu region and surrounding Himalaya, you will require three permits (ACAP, MCAP, RAP) as this is a protected region.

  1. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking

Kanchenjunga is the next famous trekking destination in Nepal. It can be for the trekkers who love less adventurous and less crowded trekking. But the trek is in high and deep mountain terrain and trails. KBC trekking unfolds the natural beauty guarded by the remote valleys and hidden treasures like lakes, tribal villages, for with variety of flora & fauna. This trek welcomes with the breathtaking view of Kanchenjunga (world’s third highest peak) along with neighboring Frey Peak, Kok Tang, Kabru Peak, Ratong etc. This region is also the home of ethnic Rai and Limbus of Tibetan descent. So, its unspoiled scenic beauty and thrilling adventure are the features that attract the people all around the world.

  1. Rara Lake Trekking

Rara lake the largest lake of Nepal. This lake is a part of Rara National Park, a precious gift of nature. Belonging to one of the untouched circuits in Nepal, this journey is easy and a good destination for trekking in the west. The trek begins from Jumla and takes you to the off beaten paths to the diverse nature of the beautiful park. Rara is rich in coniferous forest and habitat of many exotic and endangered faunas like black bear and musk deer. This trek is at the elevation of 3200m giving you the view of snow-capped mountains and alpine meadows. Not only the instinctive beauty but also you will get to know the rustic life of local people.

  1. The Langtang Region

Langtang is the valley of glaciers, stunning combination of natural beauty and diverse local culture. Perhaps may be overlooked by most trekkers for its lower altitude, Langtang offers the variety of stunning panoramic view of mount, majestic waterfall with diverse landscapes and vegetation. It is the moderate level of difficulty taking about 10 days to complete. Hence, Langtang region is one of famous trekking regions for those wishing a short trek into the Himalayas influenced by Tibetan culture.

  1. Upper Mustang Trekking:

Mustang is really a magical place rich in historical, geopolitical and cultural aspects. The landscapes and culture are unique all over the world. This Upper Mustang Trekking unfolds the hidden world of Old Buddhist Kingdom of Mustang and whole Tibetan empire. This trek is a yearning chance to explore the undisputed culture and lifestyle of the local people. With an altitude over 4000m, the landscape is heavenly amazing with semi-arid desert with deep and rocky valleys with snowy peaks. As this place lies in the special zone, it requires special permits along with ACAP & RAP permits.

Things that will surprise you in Teahouse treks in Nepal

You need to go to the Himalayan region of Nepal to get the idea of “Tea House” Trekking. This is one of the popular treks in Nepal. The simple idea of this trek is to go from one tea house to the other. You might be wondering what a Tea House might be? Let me tell about them.

Tea houses are small hotels in the local villages during the route of trek that provide a place to sleep as well as home cooked meals. Such tea houses on the way are helpful as you need not carry tent or wonder about making food. The quality of the food depends upon the number of visitors in the region and competition. One should not expect the same kind of food in all the houses as it differs from every household.tea-house-trek

Tea houses in the Everest and Annapurna are exceptionally nice and even have western style flush toilets, hot water showers, and others beverages. These tea houses provide good services as the traffic of visitors in these regions are also high. However the tea houses in the less popular trails are rudimentary.

Few features of Tea Houses:

1. Tea houses are decent places to stay– Tea houses have homely feel. These small hotels are good and people there are very hospitable. You can meet fellow travelers and enjoy beer near the stove in the evening.

2. Food is almost the same– From my experience, all the food that they in the menu taste the same. It is just that they are arranged in different ways. But at the end it doesn’t matter for you will be hungry to feed upon anything. 

3. Showers and Electricity– Most of the tea houses in the Everest and Annapurna region have cold showers. But the ones with hot showers cost you additional money of around $4.

4. Sleeping arrangements– Most of the houses have two small cots that have mattress, pillows and sheet. You will also get a blanket if you ask for it but the cleanliness may not live up to your expectations. It is better to bring ear plugs to get a good night sleep for the walls are thin.

So the tea house treks of Nepal will make you fall in love with them. The quality of tea houses may not live up to your expectations but their friendly nature and their effort to make you comfortable and cozy will win your heart.

Himchuli Peak Climbing

Himchuli Peak Climbing

Himchuli Peak with an altitude of 6441m above sea level is one of the gorgeous trekking peaks of Nepal. Situated at the Annapurna Region, the Himchuli Peak will offer the magnificent view of the pasture lands, meadows, snowy peaks and the local settlements with their own culture and tradition. The climbing at the Himchuli peak is not much tricky if we choose the right route to the summit. There are several routes to the summit of the Himchuli peak they may begin from either south east face, Hinko cave or other several routes as prescribed by the guides. And the route we choose is according to the season as easier as we can make the climbing. The best season to have peak climbing at the Himchuli peak will be during the Spring (April and May) and Autumn (October to November). And this season is suitable for most of the routes to peak. The first ascent to the peak of the Himchuli peak was done in 1971 October.

We can have both teahouse and camping trekking towards Himchuli peak. The trekking towards the Himchuli peak will begin from Kathmandu with the drive over to Dunai. We have to trek to visit and make our ascent at the Glorious Himchuli peak. There are trekking guides and agencies with the experienced guides and other necessary things which are needed for the trekking and peak climbing of the Himchuli peak. The trekking and the peak climbing at the Himchuli peak will be interesting and amazing experience.

Note: Peak climbing in Nepal is not easy as you are thinking. So for this you need to have good physique first and then leaders with experience for climbing the peak with lot more generosity are needed. If you are doing this trek for the first, it is better to find a good trekking agency that can help you to enjoy this trek to the fullest.

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What Makes Everest Base Camp Such a Famous Trek?

Trekking in Nepal attacks thousands of adventurers and aesthetes from all over the world. People visit Nepal to behold the treasures of natural beauty it is blessed with. Among the various trekking destination, the Everest Base camp happens to be one of the most popular one.

 

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is one of the most attempted adventure sports of Nepal. One of the obvious reason for its popularity being its destination- the base camp of the highest mountain in the world. It is almost impossible to dramatize in words the serenity of the space untouched by human civilization. And it is twice as much difficult to comprehend the sentiment aroused by the beauty of not only the sight of Mt. Everest, but also many other ranges along with it.

The trek also derives its fame from the ecosystem of the region it is located in. The walk is through beautiful deciduous forests, rhododendron forest, bamboo forests, graceful water bodies and several other diverse landscapes. Nowhere else on earth will you feel as closely connected with nature as in this trek.

The other highlight of the trek is the Sagarmatha National Park which is situated in this route. The national park is also listed under UNESCO world heritage site and requires a special permission to be entered into. The park is a home to several wildlife inhabitants and if luck favors, you might as well catch a glimpse of some of the animals.

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The other factor that makes this trek so popular is in itself a popular aspect of the region- the local residents of the Sherpa Community. These people are know for their open mindedness and friendly nature. The Sherpa Culture is inherited from the Tibetan culture, hence allowing you to acquaint yourself with some of the most unusual and interesting lifestyle and practices. Everest Base Camp trekking is a perfect combination of the natural and cultural aspect.

Last but not the least, the food and accommodation of the trek is unlike any other place. To begin with, the entire region has a rural layout and still remains unstained by modernization. The tea houses are simple and comfortable and the food cooked in completely Nepali style.

The other factors of the trek are subjective and ineffable hence can only be experienced. The words used to describe the trek appears as an attempt of the writer to over sell the place. But millions of people have made it to the Base Camp and it has never been a disappointment to anyone.

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An overview of the Annapurna Base Camp

Most people from all over the world visit Nepal looking for solace amidst the mountains. Among all the popular treks in Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp trekking happens to be a highly famous one.

 

Situated in the Annapurna region, which happens to be one of the best trekking destination in the world, Annapurna Base Camp trek is a scenic one. The region was opened for foreign tourist in the early 60s and has been popular ever since.

The journey is to the base camp of the Annapurna range which is one of the tenth highest peak in the world. This moderate graded trek will take you about 11 -12 days on an average to complete. The number of days depends upon the distance covered in a day. Since the trek involve high altitude, it is advisable to cover less distances in a slow and steady pace to avoid acute mountain sickness.

The route exposes you to an elegant view of white-mountain ranges. Along with the Annapurna Range you will also see Mt. Machhapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m). The placid disposition of the aura encircling these mighty mountains tranquilizes the restless mind bringing you close to an inner peace you have never felt before.

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The region is rich in flora and fauna. The landscapes are painted in various shades of green and blue. Some days the route will lead you into dense woods, someday blossoming forests, and someday both along with an elegant lake as a bonus. The region also happens to be home to more than 450 different species of bird along with some of the rarest other wildlife species. The trek is a perfect deal for every nature-savvy person.

Annapurna Base Camp can be trek for amateur trekkers. You can also plan a family trek. The trek is a moderate one which involves less number of days and less number of walking hours. The route is well paved and doesn’t involve risky edges. This can be a great option to add an adventurous chapter to your family travel diary.