Trekking in Nepal: 10 Best Treks for Trekkers in 2022[Updated]

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

Tips for Trekking in Nepal: Best things to do in Nepal

Spend the holidays in the Himalayas lap will be the best thing to do in Nepal for nature lovers as well as adventure enthusiasts.

Our tips for trekking in Nepal, choose the best trek agency and trek route which is suitable for your fitness level. If you don’t want to take high altitude risks, you can do easy and moderate short treks such as Poon Hill Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Khopra Trek, Tamang Heritage Trail,,,, and Gosaikunda Trek. But if you want to do an adventure trek, Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek are best for you.

The following tips for route 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 need to cross 5416m high, the trail is easy to walk.

According to your fitness , you can do Around Annapurna Trekking in 8 to 13 days. 5416m is the maximum elevation that you need to cross at the time of Thorang La.

Syange is the starting point and Jomsom is the 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 to May and October to December.
Trip Type Teahouse
Documents Permits and TIMS

2. Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal

To Get an experience to look top of the world, you need to do the Everest base camp trek. The duration the 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 the Everest base camp trek either Lukla or Jiri. If you take Kathmandu to Lukla flight, then the trek starts from Lukla, and if drive KTM to Jiri, the trip starts from Jiri.

Tourists who have more trekking days than I recommended to start your EBC trek from Jiri then you will more acclimatize.

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 to May and October to 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 benefits of the Ghorepani trek is you will get a great chance to have Sunrise and Sunset over the mountains.

Ghorepani is the best short trek in Nepal. In terms of mountain view and accessibility 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 to May, and October to Dec.
Trip Type Teahouse and Lodge
Necessary documents Permits and TIMS

4. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking in Nepal

Annapurna Base Camp

Hey! do you want to see the 10th highest mountain (Annapurna) in the world. To get near the tenth highest peak in the world you need to do either the Annapurna Base Camp Trek or the Annapurna Base Camp Heli tour.

To do the 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 the monsoon season in Nepal, you can do the 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 to May, and October to 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 in Nepal. Langtang is a highly earthquake-affected area of Nepal. After a massive earthquake hit in 2015, the hotel owner of this area made a good hotel.

7 days is enough for Langtang valley. For animals and birds lover, Langtang is the perfect destination. Langtang trail is near Kathmandu.

The Langtang Valley trek is an moderate difficult 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 the Gandaki Zone of Nepal. To see Manaslu and its range you need to do the Manaslu Circuit trek which takes 14 to 17 days.

The duration of the Manaslu trek depends on where you end your trekking. Because of the Road facility, there is a chance to shorten Manaslu hiking.

After Larke La, you can reach Dharapani within 3 days. If you have limited time and your intention is only Manaslu then you can drive to Kathmandu from Dharapani.
But if you wish to do some portion of Annapurna Circuit trek as well then you can continue the 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 to May, and October to December.
Trip Type Guest Houses
Necessary Documents Special Permits, ACAP permits, and TIMS

7. Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal

Down of Fishtail mountains there are one mountains which is called Mardi Himal. The height of Mardi Himal is 18,330ft/5587m.

Now the thing is Mardi Himal Base Camp which is a 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’s’s perfect views.

You will have a great journey through the forest if you choose the Mardi trek. 5 to 8 days from Kathmandu to Pokhara is enough for the 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 Trekking with Khopra Ridge is one of the ideal trails in Annapurna, Nepal. This trail offers you breathtaking views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.

During this trek, you will visit Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Ghandruk, Mulde Peak, Khopra Danda, and Khayar Lake from where we can get the best view of the surrounding mountains. The Khopra Ridge and Mulde Peak are one of the best viewpoints in Annapurna Nepal.

There is Khayar Lake which is a day hike from Khopra danda. Khayar Lake is a holy lake that takes around 5 to 6 hours from Khopra.

For those who want to see a closer view of Annapurna South and Dhaulagiri in the short time frame, trekking to Khopra Ridge will be the perfect choice.

Khopra Ridge facts

Maximum Elevation 3,660m
Days 20
Trekking Difficulty Difficult
Remoteness Very Remote
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 the Langtang Himalayan range of Nepal there is a new trekking route which is known as Tamang Heritage Trail.

It is off the beaten path where you can experience Tamang culture that is influenced by Tibetan culture.

If you are thinking to do short treks near Kathmandu then Tamang Heritage Trail will your perfect choice.
Nagthali Gyang, Thuman Bridim, and Khanjim are the main highlighted spots of Tamang Heritage.

There are lots of places which can make Tamang trek more days and more fantastic.

Syabrubesi is starting point and ending point of the Tamang trail.

Tamang Heritage Trail facts:

Maximum Elevation 3165m, Nagthali Gyang
Trip Duration 5-7 days
Trekking Difficulty Easy
Best Season March to May and October to December.
Lodge Type Teahouse/ Homestay
Necessary 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 in Nepal. It is located in Langtang Region. To visit this lake, we have to do either Gosaikunda Lake Trek or Helicopter tour of Gosaikunda. We can do this trek for around 4 days. It’s a moderate difficulty trek and lies in Langtang National Park.

It is believed that there is 108 glacier lakes in this area. Among them some are small as well as some of them are big as well.

On the way to Gosaikunda Pass we can see around 8 lakes but to find out all lakes(108) it’s impossible.

Gosaikunda facts:

Maximum Elevation 4,300m, Gosaikunda Lake
Days 5 to 7 days
Trek Difficulty Moderate
Best Season March to May and October to  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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