Trekking in Nepal: 10 Major Treks for Trekkers in 2021[Updated]

Trekking in Nepal is the absolutely best thing to do while you want to do some adventure activity. You can choose trekking trail, according to your holidays duration. No matter whether you’ve more than 3 weeks holidays trip or less than 1 weeks, you can do the best trek.

Tips for Trekking in Nepal: Best things do in Nepal

Obviously, spend the holidays in the Himalayas lap will be best things do in Nepal for nature lovers as well as adventure enthusiast. Our tips for trekking in Nepal, choose the best trek agency and trek route which is suitable on your fitness level. If you don’t want to take high altitude risk, you can do easy and moderate short trek such as : Poon Hill Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Khopra Trek, Tamanag Heritage Trail and Gosaikunda Trek. But if you want to do adventure trek, Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek is best for you. The following tips for route are well known trekking routes in Nepal.

1.Annapurna Circuit Trekking in Nepal

Annapurna Circuit trekking in Nepal For the adventure trek in Nepal, Annapurna Circuit is perfect. Even though you we need to cross 5416m high, trail is easy to walk. According to your fitness , you can do ACT trekking 10-21 days. 5416m is the maximum elevation that you need to cross on the time of Thorang La. Syange is starting point and Jomsom is ending point for 12 days Annapurna Circuit. Annapurna Circuit facts
Trip Starts Besisahar
Trip Finish Jomsom
Max. elevation 5,416 m, Thorang La
Min. duration 10 Days
Difficulty Adventure
Best Season March – May and October – December.
Trip Type Teahouse
Documents Permits and TIMS

2.Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal To Get a experience to look top of the world, you need to do Everest base camp trek. The duration of EBC trek is upon you from where you start. EBC trek lies in Sagarmatha National Park where you can see mountains animals like Snow leopard, Himalayan Thar, beer and many more mountains. You can start Everest base camp trek either Lukla or Jiri.If you take Kathmandu to Lukla flight, then trek starts from Lukla and if drive KTM to Jiri then trip starts from Jiri. Tourist who have more trekking days then I recommened to starts your EBC trek from jiri then you will more accimalitize. Everest base camp facts
Starts and Finish Lukla
Maximum height 5,600 m, Kala Patthar
Minimum duration 12 Days
Difficulty Level Adventure
Best Time March – May and October – December.
Trip Type Lodge/Teahouse
Necessary Documents TIMS

3.Ghorepani Poon Hill

Ghorepani Poon Hill Are you searching for short trekking near the Pokhara ? If so then look at Ghorepani Poon Hill. The bonus benifits from Ghorepani trek is you will get great chance to have Sunrise and Sunset over mountains. Ghorepani is the best short trek in Nepal. In terms of mountain view and assessibility Ghorepani Poon Hill is best. Amazing view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri you will get from Poon Hill. 3 to 7 days is enough for Ghorepani . Ghorepani Poon Hill facts
Trek Starts Nayapul
Trek Finish Phedi
Maximum Elevation 3210m Poon Hill
Minimum Duration 3 Days
Difficulty Level Easy
Best Season March – May and October- Dec.
Trip Type Teahouse and Lodge
Necessary ducuments Permits and TIMS

4.Annapurna Base Camp Trekking in Nepal

Annapurna Base Camp Hey! do you want to see 10th highest mountains(Annapurna) of the world. To get near the tenth highest peak of the world you need to do either Annapurna Base Camp trek or Annapurna Base Camp Heli tour. To do Annapurna Base Camp hike, it’s not difficult as you are thinking. If you can walk 6 hours a day then let’s think about ABC. Expect monsoon season of Nepal, you can do ABC trek. Ghandruk, Chhomrong and MBC are main highlights spot of ABC trail. Annapurna Base Camp facts
Maximum Height 4,130m,ABC
Duration 10
Difficulty Level Moderate
Best time March – May and October – November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse/ Guesthouse
Legal Documents ACAP, TIMS

5.Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang One of the best treks in Nepal, that name is Langtang Valley. It’s is the oldest trekking trail of Nepal. Langtang is highly earthquake affected area of Nepal. After massive earthquake hit in 2015, hotel owner of this area made good hotel. 7 days is enough for langtang valley. For the animals and birds lover this is perfect destination. Langtang trail is near from Kathmandu. The Langtang Valley trek is moderate adventure trek. Langtang facts
Starts and Finish Syabru Besi
Maximum height 4,984m, Tserko Ri
Minimum duration 8 Days
Difficulty level Moderate
Best Season March to May and October to Dec.
Trip Type Teahouse and Lodge
Legal Documents Permits and TIMS

6.Manaslu Trekking in Nepal

Manaslu Circuit Manaslu is 8th(8,163m) the highest mountain in the world. It lies in Gandaki Zone of Nepal.To see Manaslu and it’s the range you need to do Manaslu Circuit trek which takes 14 to 17 days. The duration of the Manaslu trek depends on where you end your trekking. Because of Road facility, there is a chance to shorten Manaslu hiking. After Larke La, you can reach Dharapani within 3 days. If you have limit time and your intention is only Manaslu then you can drive to Kathmandu from Dharapani. But if you wish to do some portion of Annapuna Circuit trek as well then you can continue trek from Dharapani to Besisahar. Manaslu facts
Starts From Soti Khola
Finish Point Besisahar
Maximum elevation 5100m
Minimum duration 14 Days
Difficulty Level Adventure
Best Month March – May and October – December.
Trip Type Guest Houses
Necessary Documents Special Permits, ACAP permits and TIMS

7.Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Down of Fishtail mountians there is one mountians which is called Mardi Himal. The height of Mardi Himal is 18,330ft/5587m. Now the thing is Mardi Himal Base Camp which is trending popular short trekking in Nepal. Mardi Himal trek is best to see the excellent shape of Machhapuchhre(Fishtail) mountains. Besides that, you will have a chance to see Annapurna South and Hiunchuli perfect views. You will have great journey throuh forest if you choose Mardi trek. 5 to 8 days from Kathmandu to Pokhara is enough for Mardi Himal Base Camp trek. Trek facts:
Maximum Elevation 4200m
Minimum Duration 10 days
Trekking Difficulty Easy to Moderate
Best Season March to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Teahouse
Required Permits ACAP and TIMS

8.Khopra Ridge Trek

Khopra Ridge Poon Hill with Khopra Ridge trek is one of the ideal treks in Annapurna, Nepal. Khopra trek is rich in terms of Annapurna view. First of all, you will see the Panoramic view from Poon Hill. Likewise, you will see an absolutely stunning view from Mohare Danda and then again From Khopra danda. Khopra Ridge and Mulde Peak is the best viewpoints in Nepal. There is Khayar Lake which is day hike from Khopra danda. A holy lake which takes around 5 to 6 hours from K. danda is called Khayar lake. You will have breathtaking views of mountains from Khopra trek that’s sure. Khopra Ridge facts
Maximum Elevation 3,660m
Days 20
Trekking Difficulty Difficult
Remoteness Very Remote
Pricing High (USD spent/day)
Best Season March to May and October to November.
Accommodation Type Camping
Restricted Permits Yes
Required Permits KCA, RAP

9.Tamang Heritage Trail

Tamang Heritage Trail Between two famous mountains Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal of Nepal there is a new trekking route which is called Tamang Heritage Trail. Tamang culture with Tibetan culture mixed is the main cultural attraction of this trek. Heartly welcome to the guest house and more hospitality is holding by Tamang Heritage. If you are thinking to do short treks near the Kathmandu then Tamang Heritage Trail will your perfect choices. Nagthali Gyang, Thuman Bridim, and Khanjim are main highlighted spot of THTT. There are lots of places which can make Tamang trek more days and more fantastic. Syabrubesi is starting point and ending point of Tamang trail. Tamang Heritage Trail facts:
Maximum Elevation 3165m, Nagthali Gyang
Trip Duration 5-7 days
Trekking Difficulty Easy
Best Season March – May and October – Demcember.
Lodge Type Teahouse/ Homestay
Neccessary Permits Langtang National Park Fees and TIMS

10.Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Gosaikunda Lake Trek in Nepal Gosaikunda Lake is one of the most famous religious and pilgrimage sites of Nepal. It is located at an A holy lake trek which is called Gosaikunda Lake Trek. It’s moderate difficulty trek in Langtang National Park. There are 108 glacier lake which of them small as well as some of them are big also. On the way to Gosaikunda Pass we can see around 8 lakes easily but to find out all lakes it’s impossible. Gosaikunda facts:
Maximum Elevation 4,300m, Gosaikunda Lake
Days 5 to 7 days
Trek Difficulty Moderate
Best Season March – May and October – November.
Accommodation Type Tea House
Necessary Permits Langtang National Park Fees and TIMS

About Author

JayaramJayaram Thapaliya, an executive director at BASE CAMP HIKE. He has trekked to mostly places in Nepal. He has been to Annapurna Circuit more than 10 times. Jayaram is the one who is ready to help you to make wonderful trip in Nepal.

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  1. Nepal is a mecca for mountain bike enthusiasts. If you re in Kathmandu Valley you will be able to find a host of different mountain bike tours, and the same goes for Pokhara. If you re looking for adventurous mountain bike tours it is possible to mountain bike the famous Annapurna Circuit trek , or even magical Upper Mustang . Nepal is a tour and holiday mecca with some of the best treks, climbing and river rafting tours in the world! Before you go, make sure that you know the best time to visit Nepal. If you’re looking for more information, please do check our Nepal Travel Guide for further Nepal insights and travel tips.

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