Major Trekking Routes in Nepal

  • Apr 9, 2022
  • 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 is also reaching for cultural diversity, history, landscape, and natural sources so Nepal is a perfect place to spend vacations. Trekking in Nepal should be one of the most famous tourism activities to do. The scenic Himalayas of the country attracts thousands of trekkers every year. Trekking in Nepal may be a good 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 means the trekking trails that lots of trekkers visit every year during the main trekking seasons in Nepal. ut of hundreds of trekking trails from many trekking regions, some of the routes are really famous and outstanding beautiful treks with well organized by management comities, national parks and conservation area projects.

Nepal has many beautiful trekking trails that offer a great mountain experience to the 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 - Highly Demanded Trekking Route in Nepal

Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp

Everest base camp trek is a highly demanded trekking in Nepal. Trekking and mountain lovers may have a desire to see the tallest mountain in the world and be at the base camp of this mountain. Everest base camp trek is in the Sagarmatha National Park which is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. There are thousands of visitors every trekking season in Nepal.

Taking a scenic mountain flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, the trek to the Everest base camp starts. Landing at the world’s interesting airport, the main Everest trail leads crossing some beautiful Sherpa villages Chheplung, Thadokosi, and Ghat, Phakding reached where the trekkers spend 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 the blessing from the Lama makes Everest base camp journey a spiritual trip.

The Everest base camp trek is a 12 days journey from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. It takes 8 days to reach the base camp and 4 days to come back. There are 2 spare days for the acclimatization practice during the trek.

The Everest Himalayan range, Buddhist monuments, rivers, valleys, national parks, wildlife, Sherpa culture, traditional villages, waterfalls, and much more attractions are here in this trek. Visit our Everest base camp trek highlights section for more detail.

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Annapurna Circuit - Best Trekking Route for High Pass

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Throng La Pass

The Annapurna circuit trek is the best trek in Nepal for the variation of the scenery. This 18 days adventure Annapurna circuit trek starts from a low elevation and reaches 5,416 (Throng La Pass). Around Annapurna trek is in the Annapurna Conservation Area which is the biggest conservation area in Nepal. The Annapurna circuit trek has been divided into a full circuit and a half circuit. 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 that people may visit within 3-4 extra days from the normal itinerary.

Annapurna circuit trek begins with a drive to Bhulbhule by a public bus or private transport and a trek to Ngadi on the first day then the trail leads to Manang passing Chyamche, Dharapani, Chame, and Pisang before the world’s biggest pass (Throng La) then meets the other side Muktinath. Leaving Manang behind after the pass arrives in Mustang which is known as a high mountain desert. Walking 3 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 - Best Trekking Route to Explore Annapurna Mountain

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp

The Annapurna base camp trek is also known as the Annapurna sanctuary trek. There are a couple of hundreds of visitors every day during the high trekking season in Nepal. This Annapurna base camp trek is in the Annapurna conservation area. Local people from this trekking region are Magar and Gurung who are famous for the Gurkha regiment. Annapurna region has the biggest volume of trekkers than other regions in Nepal.

The Annapurna base camp trek 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 are the best seasons but there are trekkers in every season.

Manaslu Circuit - Adventure Trekking Route

Manaslu circuit trek
Larke pass

The Manaslu circuit trek 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 normally easy. 3 different permits are required for this trek Manaslu special permit, Manaslu conservation permit, and Annapurna conservation permit because the trek ends in the Annapurna conservation area.

Around Manaslu trek starts driving with a public bus or a private transport to Soti Khola and the trek leads to Dharmasala passing Machha Khola, Jagat, Deng, Namrung, Lho Gaun, Samagaun, and Samdo before crossing the Larke La pass than trek down to Bhimtang. Most of the trekking days are in Gorkha district which is 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 - Popular Short Trekking Route in Nepal

The Ghorepani Poon hill trek is a short, easy, and sweet trek in Nepal. This trek is also known as Ghorepani Ghandruk circuit trek, mini Annapurna circuit trek, and Ghandruk circuit trek. Ghorepani Poon hill trek is really 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, this trek is the 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 more beautiful to this trekking trail. Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri mountain range, rivers, waterfall, local settlements, wildlife, vegetation, and much more attractions attract the tourists to this region.

Langtang Valley - Nearest Trekking Route from Kathmandu

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 very nice trek to explore the mountains, culture, and religion. This trekking trail was badly affected by the earthquake in 2015. The people from the Langtang region are similar to the Tibetans but they are Tamang people. Langtang valley trek is in the Langtang national park which is the best national park for birdwatchers. There are more than 300 species of birds in this national park.

Driving through the hillside road with public or a mode of private transport, Syabrubesi reached where the trek begins. Walk to Lama hotel 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 7 days trek in Nepal.

Choose Reagionwise:

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

There are some short and easy treks, adventure treks from regular regions, off the beaten track trek, restricted region treks, and homestay village treks that are available that we are organizing.

Conclusion

These trekking routes are normally visited by many trekkers but there are hundreds of other trekking trails in different regions in Nepal. We are organizing adventure and non-adventure trekking to the mountain base camps or closer to the base camps for the many trekkers every year. You may like one of these or some others from our packages which can find 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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