Best Underrated Treks in Nepal

If you want to trekking in the Himalayas, you probably heard Nepal(country of mountains). In Nepal, only some trekking regions are well known among tourists.

Most prefer to explore Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Trek, and Manaslu Circuit but there are many trekking trails that are indeed underrated.

Which are the most underrated treks in Nepal?

Accessibility and promotion are the main elements that make these awesome trails lesser-known to the trekking lovers. Among them some of them are underrated. They are:

  • Khopra Ridge Trek
  • Pikey Peak Trek
  • Rara Lake Trek
  • Makalu Base Camp Trek
  • Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

#1 – Khopra Ridge/Khayar Lake Trek

Khopra Ridge Trek
Dhaulagiri View from Khopra Ridge
  • Duration: 5 to 10 days
  • Location: Kaski, Nepal
  • Accessibility: easy

Located at Annapurna Region, Khopra Ridge trek is an underrated trek in Annapurna, Nepal. Though Khopra Ridge features amazing views of Dhaulagiri, Nilagiri, Tukuche, and the best close up of view Annapurna South, this trekking route is not getting tourists what it could get.

Despite it’s very close up to the most popular short trek Poon Hill trek, the movement of tourists on Khopra Ridge/Khayar Lake is very low. So trekking to Khopra Ridge might be best for those who want to visit lesser-known trekking trails at Annapurna Region Nepal.

#2 – Pikey Peak Trek

Everest View from Pikey Peak
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Difficulty Level: Easy

The Pikey Peak Trek is an easy graded trek that features the best views of Everest and another sub-peaks view of Everest. Though it is easy to get there and away, the pikey peak trek is off the beaten path. The number of Pikey peak visitors is very less. We can say, Pikey Peak trek is easy underrated treks.

#3 – Rara Lake Trek

Nepal Rara Lake
Rara Lake
  • Duration: 7 to 15 days
  • Location: Mugu, Nepal
  • Location: Mugu

The Most beautiful place Rara is located in remote parts of Nepal. It could get huge tourists if accessibility is easy like other popular treks in Nepal. It is almost impossible to capture its beauty on any device and couldn’t describe its beauty to others by explaining. In recent years, domestic tourist movements are increasing somehow. Thus, All in all, the Rara Lake trek is one of the most underrated treks.

But is it sure that, nearly in future Rara trek will be trending destinations for all tourists. Because even these days huge nepali tourists are visiting Rara. Indeed, the Rara lake is an unspoiled trekking trail of Nepal. Those who have been Rara said, beauty of Rara cannot be described or experienced through photos and videos.

So all in all Rara Lake Trek is the most underrated trek in Nepal which is lesser-known to tourists.

#4 – Makalu Base Camp Trek

Mount Makalu
  • Duration: 21 Days
  • Location: Sankhuwasabha
  • Difficulty Level: Challenging

The Makalu Base Camp Trek is the best option for those who want to visit lesser-known adventure treks in Nepal. It is located in the Khumbu region and features giant peak views such as Everest(8,848m), Makalu(8,485m) , Lhotse(8,516m), Chamlang(7,319m), and Baruntse(7,129m).

Despite it offers magical views of the tallest peak of the world, it is not getting tourists as it deserves to get. Thus, Makalu Base Camp Trek is underrated adventure treks.

#5 – Kanchenjunga Trek

Kanchenjunga, Nepal
  • Duration: 24 Days
  • Location: Taplejung, Nepal
  • Difficulty Level: Challenging

Although Kanchenjunga is the 3rd tallest peak in the world, it is not well-known for tourists. Because of its remoteness, adventure lovers are escaping Kanjenjung trekking. Trekking to Kanchenjunga goes through Kanchenjunga Conservation areas and needs 24 days to accomplish it. And this trekking is suitable for those who have previous trekking experience. Upon visiting Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and Manaslu, people want to visit Kanchenjunga. So the number of Kanchenjunga visitors is comparatively less than others.

On the way to Kanchenjunga Nepal

Thus Kanchenjunga trekking is a lesser known adventure trekking route. All in all, Kanchenjung trekking is underrated despite unbeatable beautiness.


The above 5 underrated trekking trails can be a perfect destination for those who want to visit unspoiled trekking routes. We can say lesser known hiking trails for these trekking routes.

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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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