Major Trekking Routes in Nepal

  • Jun 9, 2023
  • Rajesh Thapaliya

Nepal- A land of the Himalayas has hundreds of different beautiful adventure and non-adventure Trekking destinations. Nepal is one of the best nations for trekking and hiking lovers. Being the home of the world’s highest mountain, Everest, Nepal also reaches for cultural diversity, history, landscape, and natural sources, so Nepal is a perfect place to spend vacations. Trekking in Nepal is one of the travelers' favorite tourist activities. The scenic Himalayas of the country attracts thousands of trekkers every year. Trekking in Nepal may be an excellent lead to explore the people’s lifestyle, traditions, rituals, and daily activities.

Everest view trek
View from Everest view hotel

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Major Trekking Routes are the Trekking trails that many trekkers visit yearly during the main Trekking seasons in Nepal. Out of hundreds of Trekking trails from many regions, Some Routes are famous and outstanding beautiful Treks well organized by management comities, national parks, and conservation area projects.

Nepal has many beautiful trekking trails that offer an outstanding mountain experience to visitors, which are listed below.

  1. Everest Base Camp Trek
  2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  3. Annapurna Circuit Trek
  4. Manaslu Circuit Trek
  5. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
  6. Langtang Valley Trek

Everest Base Camp 

Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp

The Everest Base Camp is a highly demanded Trek in Nepal. Trekking and mountain lovers may desire to see the tallest mountain in the world and be at the Base Camp of this mountain. The Base Camp Trek is in the Sagarmatha National Park, one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. There are thousands of visitors every Trekking season in Nepal.

Trek to the Everest Base Camp starts with a scenic mountain flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Landing at the world's most exciting airport, the main Everest trail crosses some beautiful Sherpa villages, Chheplung, Thadokosi, and Ghat. Phakding reached where the trekkers spent the first night of the Everest Base Camp Trek. Leaving Phakding behind and crossing 5different suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, the trail leads to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a beautiful mountain town in the Khumbu region. Visiting the Tengboche monastery and getting a blessing from the Lama makes the Everest Base Camp a spiritual trip.

The Base Camp Trek is a 12 days journey from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. It takes eight days to reach the Base Camp and four days to return. There are two extra days for the acclimatization practice during the Trek, but you can also make it in 9 days, which is the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek.

The Everest Himalayan Range, Buddhist monuments, rivers, valleys, national parks, wildlife, Sherpa culture, traditional villages, waterfalls, and much more attractions are here on this Trek. Visit our Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights post for more detail.

Annapurna Circuit

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Throng La Pass

The Annapurna Circuit is the best in Nepal for the variation of the scenery. This 18 days adventure Annapurna Circuit starts from a low elevation and reaches 5,416 (Throng La Pass). Around the Annapurna trek is the Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal's most significant conservation area. The Annapurna Circuit Trek has been divided into complete and half circuits. The half Annapurna Circuit Trek ends with a flight to Pokhara from Jomsom, which is 12 days Trek, and the full circuit is 18 days via the Poon Hill trail. The world's highest lake (Tilicho) is also in this region, and people may visit within 3-4 extra days from the standard itinerary.

Annapurna Circuit begins with a drive to Bhulbhule by a public bus or private transport and a trek to Ngadi on the first day. The trail leads to Manang, passing Chyamche, Dharapani, Chame, and Pisang before the world's most significant pass (Throng La), then meets the other side Muktinath. They are leaving Manang behind after the pass arrives in Mustang, which is known as a high mountain desert. Walking three days from Muktinath, Tatopani reached here trekkers can enjoy with hot pool (Natural hot spring) and Trek towards Poon Hill for mesmerizing Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain View with unblock sunrise and trek down to Nayapul to end this Adventure Trek.

Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp

The Annapurna Base Camp is also known as theAnnapurna Sanctuary Trek. There are a couple of hundred visitors every day during the high Trekking season in Nepal. This Annapurna Base Camp is in the Annapurna Conservation Area. Local people from this Trekking Region are Magar and Gurung, famous for the Gurkha regiment. Annapurna Region has the most significant volume of trekkers than other regions in Nepal.

The Annapurna Base Camp starts from Pokhara with a drive to Nayapul and treks through Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrong, Himalaya, Deurali, Machhapuchchhre Base Camp, and Annapurna Base Camp following the Modi river valley. Poon Hill, Annapurna Base Camp, and a natural hot spring are the main attractions of this Trek, with Gurung and Magar culture, traditional villages, waterfalls, green hills, and more. Trekking in autumn and spring is the best season, but there are trekkers every season.

Manaslu Circuit 

Manaslu circuit trek
Larke pass

The Manaslu Circuit is an Adventure Trek in Nepal. This is being popular Trekking trail nowadays. This restricted Trekking trail has more visitors after the road construction over the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Crossing Larke La pass during this Trek is one of the most challenging days, but other days are usually manageable. Three different permits are required for this Trek Manaslu special permit, the Manaslu Conservation permit, and the Annapurna Conservation permit because the tour ends in the Annapurna Conservation Area.

Around Manaslu Trek, starts driving with a public bus or a private transport to Soti Khola. The tour leads to Dharmasala passing Machha Khola, Jagat, Deng, Namrung, Lho Gaun, Samagaun, and Samdo before crossing the Larke La pass and Trekking to Bhimtang. Most Trekking days are in the Gorkha district, known as the land of the brave Gurkhas then Manang reached. After crossing Manang, the Trek ends in Lamjung and drives back to Kathmandu.

Ghorepani Poon Hill

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a short, easy, and sweet Trek in Nepal. This Trek is also known as the Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trek, mini Annapurna Circuit Trek, and Ghandruk Circuit Trek. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is suitable for beginners, students, families, and honeymooners, but every excursionist can enjoy this Trek. This Trekking Route has a mass volume of trekkers than other Trekking in Nepal because the visitors have a short holiday in Nepal, and this Trek is their first choice for them.

This Poon Hill trek begins from Pokhara with a short drive to Nayapul, and the trail leads through Ulleri, Ghorepani; visit Poon Hill for the sunrise, Tadapani, Ghandruk, then Treks to Nayapul at the end. Blooming cherry blossom in autumn and rhododendron in spring makes this Trekking trail more beautiful. Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri mountain range, rivers, waterfall, local settlements, wildlife, vegetation, and much more attractions attract tourists to this region.

Langtang Valley 

Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang Lirung

The Langtang Valley Trek is easy Trekking in Nepal. It has less number of visitors than other Trekking Routes, but it is a lovely Trek to explore the mountains, culture, and religion. This Trekking trail was severely affected by the earthquake in 2015. The people from the Langtang Region are similar to the Tibetans but are Tamang people. Langtang Valley is in the Langtang National Park, the best national park for birdwatchers. There are more than 300 species of birds in this national park.

Driving through the hillside road by public or a mode of private transport, Syabrubesi reached where the trek begins. Walk to Lama Hotel on the first day, then trek to Kyanjin Gompa via Langtang village is the last destination of this trek. After exploring Kyanjin, RI, or Tserko, RI, the trail leads back the same way to Syabrubesi and drives back to Kathmandu. It is a seven days Trek in Nepal.

Choose region-wise:

  1. Everest Region Trek
  2. Annapurna Region Trek
  3. Manaslu Region Trek
  4. Langtang Region Trek
  5. Kanchenjunga Region Trek

Some short and easy Treks, adventure Treks from regular regions, the beaten track Treks, restricted Region Treks, and homestay Village Treks are available that we are organizing.


Many Trekkers usually visit these Trekking routes, but there are hundreds of other trekking trails in different regions of Nepal. We organize adventure and non-adventure Trekking to the mountain base camps or closer to the base camps for the many trekkers yearly. You may like one of these or others from our packages, which can be found on our website. For more Nepal trekking packages, visit our main trekking page and let us know to figure out your trip to Nepal.

Rajesh Thapaliya

Rajesh Thapaliya

Namaste! I am Rajesh, a Nepal travel blogger who provides Nepal travel tips to travellers who are planning to visit Nepal and know about Nepal.

I am a tourism service provider in Nepal So far, I have been to the Nepalese Himalayan base camps as a tour leader and collected lots of information about the Nepalese Himalayas. You can find my experiences in my travel blogs, so it may make it a lot easier for you to travel to Nepal.

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