Best Underrated Treks in Nepal
by Jayaram Thapaliya · Updated February 23, 2023
In Nepal, there are hundreds of trekking trails. Among them, only few of them are well-known to adventure enthusiasts. But many of the trials are really underrated so far. There are so many trekking trails in Nepal that are absolutely beautiful and offer great views, but very less demanded. In this post, we are going to highlight the BEST UNDERRATED TREKS IN NEPAL.
Most prefer to explore Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Trek, and Manaslu Circuit. But out of these trails, there are many trekking trails that are in very low demand for an excursion but offers MAGICAL VIEWS. Accessibility and promotion are the main elements that make these awesome trails lesser-known to trekking lovers.
What are the most underrated treks in Nepal?
Many trekking trails in Nepal are waiting for tourists. Among them, the following are the top 5 best-underrated treks in Nepal.
- Khopra Ridge Trekking
- Pikey Peak Trekking
- Rara Lake Trekking
- Makalu Base Camp Trekking
- Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking
1. Khopra Ridge Trek( Underrated Trek in Annapurna, Nepal)
- Duration: 5 to 7 days
- Location: Kaski, Nepal
- Accessibility: easy
Located in Annapurna Region, the Khopra Ridge trek is an underrated trekking in the Annapurna Section, 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 as much it deserves.
Despite it being very close up to the most popular short trek Poon Hill trek, the movement of tourists on Khopra Ridge/Khayar Lake is very low. Hence, all in all, trekking to Khopra Ridge might be best for those who want to visit lesser-known trekking trails in Annapurna Region.
2. Pikey Peak Trekking( Underrated trek in Everest Region, NEPAL)
- Duration: 6 Days
- Difficulty Level: Easy
Pikey Peak Trek is an easy-graded trek that features the best views of Everest and another sub-peak view of Everest. Though it is easy to get there and away, the PIKEY PEAK TREKKING is off the beaten path. So far, trekking to Pikey Peak is very few demanded. Hence, we can say, the Pikey Peak Trekking is an underrated trekking.
3. Rara Lake ( One of the best-less demanded Trekking)
- 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 it. In recent years, domestic tourist movements are increasing somehow. All in all, the Rara Lake trek is one of the most underrated treks.
But in the future Rara trek will be a trending destination for all tourists. Because even these days huge Nepali tourists are visiting Rara. Indeed, the Rara lake is an unspoiled trekking trail in Nepal. Those who have been to Rara said, the 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 and is lesser-known to tourists.
4. Makalu Base Camp Trekking( Lesser-known Trekking)
- Duration: 17 Days
- Location: Sankhuwasabha
- Difficulty Level: Moderate to Adventure
The Makalu Base Camp Trek is the best option for those who want to visit underrated adventure treks in Nepal. It is located in the Khumbu region and features giant peaks views such as Everest(8,848m), Makalu(8,485m), Lhotse(8,516m), Chamlang(7,319m), and Baruntse(7,129m).
Despite it offering magical views of the tallest peak in the world, it is not getting tourists as it deserves to get. Thus, Makalu Base Camp Trek is an underrated adventure trek.
5. Kanchenjunga Base Camp ( Challenging off-the-beaten trek)
- Duration: 24 Days
- Location: Taplejung, Nepal
- Difficulty Level: Challenging
Although Kanchenjunga is the 3rd tallest peak in the world, it is not well-known to tourists. Because of its remoteness, adventure lovers are escaping Kanjenjung trekking.
Trekking to Kanchenjunga goes through Kanchenjunga Conservation areas and requires around 24 days to accomplish. 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 other popular routes.
Thus Kanchenjunga trekking is an underrated adventure trekking route. All in all, Kanchenjunga trekking is underrated despite unbeatable attractions.
Conclusion of less Demanded Treks in Nepal
Above, we tried to highlight the TOP 5 LESS DEMANDED treks in Nepal. However, it doesn’t include all less demanded treks in Nepal. If you want to get more information regarding the underrated trekking trail or looking for a trekking agency to do less demanded treks, please CONTACT US.
These 5 underrated trekking trails can be a perfect destination for those who want to visit unspoiled trekking routes. Nonetheless, you will get more hospitality while visiting a less demanding route.