Top 10 Best Treks in Nepal for 2023

  • Jan 20, 2023
  • Rajesh Thapaliya

Nepal is a naturally beautiful country with lots of high mountains. There are many things to do in Nepal, but most Nepal visitors come for the mountain treks. What treks are the best treks in Nepal for 2023 for the trekkers who are planning to trek this year then? Here are some recommended trekking routes which you can try in 2023 to the Nepalese Himalayas.

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Nepal has lots of trekking destinations for adventure and non-adventure trekkers, that’s why it is a popular country for those who are interested in any kind of mountain trek. High passes treks are more adventurous compared to base camp treks and other short hiking packages. So, what kind of trekking package are you looking for, for the year 2023 in Nepal? Here is the list of the best treks in Nepal that can be on your bucket list for 2023.

Base Camp Trek in Nepal for 2023


Everest base camp (5364m)

Base camp means the bottom of the high mountains, so reaching the base of the big Himalayas in Nepal is considered the base camp trek. There are several different base camp hiking destinations in Nepal, but some of them can be the best base camp trek in Nepal for 2023. So, what are those popular base camp trekking packages that you can do in Nepal in 2023? Let’s check them here:

Everest Base Camp Trek 2023

Everest base camp - also known as EBC or Mt.everest base camp is a matchless base camp trek by most trekkers who plan to go to the Nepalese Himalayas. There are hundreds of adventure trekkers are visiting this beautiful trek every day during the high hiking season in Nepal, so it can be one of the best base camp treks in Nepal for you for 2023.

The EBC trek is a 12-day mountain hike to the high Himalayan lands starting from Kathmandu and ending in the same place. It takes eight days to step at the base camp after you depart from Kathmandu including two rest days on the way up in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche for the altitude practice. Two acclimatization rest days are mandatory before you reach 5000m of elevation above sea level to avoid altitude sickness.

If you do not have enough time for a regular Mt.Everest base camp trek or do not like to use the same trail back to Lukla, you have a shorter package for the EBc tour. A 9-day trek return by helicopter can be one of the best options for you for the Everest trip in 2023.

The first high trekking season for the Everest base camp in 2023 is spring. Some people have started booking earlier for this trip, so you may reserve your seat as soon as possible to organize it without any trouble.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 2023

Annapurna base camp – also known as Annapurna sanctuary or ABC trek is also a famous and beautiful trekking destination that takes you to the base of the high mountain. You can see lots of trekkers every day on this trail during the high trekking falls. There are numerous hikers all around a year on this trekking route. It is an easier base camp trek compared to the Everest one, so if you are a bit worried about altitude, you can do it in 2023, so it can be even a practice trek for the EBC and other adventurous routes.

The Annapurna base camp trek in 2023 can be the best natural and cultural experience from Nepal for you. There are lots of big trees of the Nepali national flower rhododendron in the first few days of the walk, so you can nicely bloomed flowers in spring with stunning views of the high mountains Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif.

The ABC trek can do with different itineraries according to your time and interest to cover the region. A 10-day Annapurna sanctuary or a 6-day short ABC trek is the most popular route for the Annapurna base camp 2023 trek, so you can choose either one. The 10-day itinerary goes through the Poon hill circuit route, although the shorter one goes from Jhinu and returns the same way.

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek 2023

The Langtang Gosaikunda trek has a high pass, but it is not a very high elevation. The high pass calls Lauribin La pass (4610m), which is lower than the height of the Everest base camp. The Langtang Gosaikunda trail covers two different trekking packages the Langtang valley and Gosaikunda lake treks.

The Langtang Gosaikunda trekking disposes of natural, cultural and religious beauties from the region. Tserko Ri, Kyanjin Ri, Lirung base camp, Langsisa Kharka, view from Lauribinayak, Gosaikunda lakes and other natural resources are the major highlights of the Langtang Gosaikunda Lauribina pass trek.

It is a quiet trekking trail with fewer trekkers compared to the other 2 base camps listed above, so if you are looking for a beautiful trekking destination in Nepal with less traffic for 2023, you can choose this trek. You can see different tribes of people staying during this trek. The people on the Langtang valley side are more look Tibetan, but on the Gosaikunda side are Chinese/Mongo-looking Tamang people.

Adventure Treks in Nepal for 2023


Larke La pass (5106m)

Adventure treks in Nepal are for the usual hikers who regularly go to the high mountain regions. You need to have altitude practices earlier before attempting these adventure trekking routes in Nepal. The high passes trek that goes above 5000m elevations in the Himalayas is known as the adventure trek.

If you are an adventurous trekker and looking for an adventure trekking package for 2023, there are some suggested high-pass routes, which you can go on. So, what are the selected adventurous trekking routes can be for you for the year 2023 then? Let’s check them here:

Everest Base Camp Gokyo Trek 2023

Everest Gokyo trek covers two different trekking itineraries of the Everest region. If you have 3-4 days more from the base camp trek, we strongly recommend doing this adventure trek in 2023. This 15-day Everest adventure trek starts with a scenic and adventurous flight in a small aircraft to Lukla from Kathmandu or Manthali (Ramechhap) and then treks to the base camp first. You will go toward Gokyo valley after visiting the base camp and Kalapatthar via Cho La pass (5420m). Gokyo valley has several tranquil high Himalayan lakes and a stunning hill Gokyo Ri with an elevation of 5357m. It is one of the best hill stations to see all the high mountains from the Everest Himalayas and also Mt.Makalu (8481m).

We have started taking bookings for the Everest base camp Gokyo trek 2023 spring and autumn, so reserve your place now through the main package page or contact us page.

Manaslu Circuit Trek 2023

Manaslu circuit is a restricted area region trek with a high pass Larke La (5106m). It is becoming so much popular among adventure mountain lovers for a few years. So, it can be one of the best treks for you, if you are looking for an adventurous mountain trek in Nepal for the year 2023.

You can see the natural and cultural variation in the Manaslu circuit trek. You start the trip from low subtropical temperature, where you see the vegetation of the subtropical forest, crops and more. You can see alpine forests and high-altitude buses as you go further to higher areas of the Manaslu trek in 2023. You can see different crops growing in the lower region and higher regions during the Manaslu Larke trek.

There are mixed tribes of people staying in the lower areas of the Manaslu trek and Tibetan-looking people in the higher areas. Similarly, there are religious differences that you can feel during the trek. The trek begins from the Hindu religion, where you see some Hindu temples and shrines, and then you will see lots of Buddhist monasteries, stupas and other monuments once you reach the highlands.

Not just green nature, culture and religion, you can enjoy the trip seeing beautiful waterfalls, rivers, hot springs, wildlife, and high mountains like Manaslu (8163m), Himalchuli (7893m), Ngadi Chuli (7871m), Boudha Himal (6672m) and lots more…

Are you interested in this special route trekking trail? If yes, the booking is open for spring 2023 and autumn 2023. You can book the Manaslu circuit trek for 2023 from our main package page or through the contact us page. We can make a customized trip for you, according to your time frame.

Annapurna Circuit Trek 2023

Annapurna circuit is the busiest high pass trek in Nepal. A couple of hundred adventure hikers are walking on this route every day during busy trekking seasons in Nepal. Annapurna circuit is also popular as Around Annapurna and Throng La pass trek. The trekking trail to this beautiful trek goes behind the Annapurna Himalayas.

The Annapurna circuit trek also begins from a low elevation of around 800m ASL and goes gradually to a high elevation. You can also direct drive to Chame or Manang from Besisahar in one day but it is not good for the altitude, so you might get altitude sickness with this.

The mighty Himalayas, dry lands like high mountain deserts, Glacial lakes and more natural beauties and Tibetan Buddhist monuments during the trek amaze you. You can also visit the world’s highest elevated lake Tilicho (4919m) adding a few days more with a regular Throng pass itinerary. Seeing attractive nature, rural lifestyle, landscapes, lakes and more with adventure high pass, the Annapurna circuit Throng La pass trek can be the best experience for you in 2023.

Short Treks in Nepal for 2023


Poon hill (3210m)

What are the short treks mean? The trekking trails which you can finish within a week or below, are short treks. Short trekking trails are easy to do, so all types of trekkers, families and elderly and first-time trekkers can enjoy these trails with stunning sceneries. Here are some trekking packages mentioned below, you can choose anyone for your 2023 Nepal visit.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 2023

Ghorepani Poon hill trek – also known as Poon hill sunrise and Ghandruk circuit trek. It is a mini Annapurna circuit trek that starts from Nayapul and ends back in the same place through the Ghandruk village making a small circle. It is a classic short trekking route in the Annapurna region and has hundreds of domestic and international trekkers every day on this trekking trail. So, this Poon hill trek could be one of the best treks for you in the year 2023.

You start the trip from around 1000m altitude, where you can see rice fields, rivers, waterfalls and other natural beauties. You will walk inside the forest of rhododendron, oak and other trees on the second, third and 4th day. Blooming Himalayan cheery in November and rhododendron in spring décor the forests very well. The Ghorepani Poon hill journey can be done all around the year, but doing it during summer with lots of rainfall may not be a joyful trip.

The Poon hill is the highlighted hill station on this trek, from where you can see amazing sunrise and panoramic mountain views of Dhaulagiri (8167m) Tukuche peak (6920m), Nilgiri south (6839m), Barashikhar (7647m), Annapurna south (7219m), Machhapuchchhre (6993m) and lots other high mountains. If you are interested in doing this beautiful trek in 2023, you can go through our fixed departure dates or direct contact us through our contact us page to reserve your seats. We have a special discount for the Poon hill trek 2023 if you are booking with your own group above 4 people.

Everest Short Trek 2023

Are you looking for a short trek in the Everest region for 2023? Yes, there is a suitable trek for you, by which you can really enjoy the trip with a beautiful view of the world’s tallest mountain Everest and more.

The Everest short trek goes up to Tengboche hill after flying to Lukla airport in a few days and then turns back to Lukla and then flies out. It covers most of the beauties of the Everest region like seeing the lifestyle of the mountain people Sherpa, traditional towns with beautiful buildings, high mountains, beautiful valleys and more.

This Everest short trek is known as the Everest view and Everest panorama trek. You can do this trek all around the year, but it may disturb by the rain if you plan to trek during the summer. If you scare of altitude, this Everest view trek can be a perfect one to explore the Everest Himalayas and more from a close distance in 2023.

Mardi Himala Trek 2023

A new but very popular trekking trail in the Annapurna region is the Mardi Himal trek. The Mardi Himal trekking trail goes through the open area after Badal Danda to The Mardi high camp through the ridge, so you can see open views of Annapurna Himalaya and more. This trekking trail takes to very close to Mt.Fishtail (Machhapuchchhre), which is the most beautiful mountain in the Annapurna Himalayas.

Walking through beautiful forests of rhododendron, pine, oak and other trees, you reach Badal Danda, from where you can see the Annapurna base camp route with Modi river valley, eye-catching views of Annapurna south, Hiuchuli, Annapurna I, II, III, Fishtail, and many other high mountains. Zenith views of the green hills to the south are amazing from this trekking route. So, the Mardi Himal trek also can be your choice for 2023.

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek 2023

The nearest short 3-day trek from Kathmandu is the Chisapani Nagarkot trek. This trekking route does not go too close to the high mountains, although you can see stunning mountain views in a long range. Chiiisssapani Nagarkot hike does not go to very high elevations, so you do not need to worry about altitude sickness and freezing temperatures. If you have less than a week time in Nepal but are interested to do a short and easy trek in 2023, It can be one of the best options for you.

The trek starts from Sundarijal after about an hour's drive from the city center and then goes through the Shivapuri Nagarjun national park and traditional villages. You can enjoy the views of Manaslu, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan mountains, Gaurishankar, Jugal Himal and also Everest Himalayan mountain views on a clear day during this easy trek in Nepal.

Besides the mountains, you can see attractive landscapes, valleys, farming terraces, sunrise, sunset, lakes and much more attractions during the trek. You can do this trek throughout the year, but the mountain views might not be good in summer.

Conclusion

If you are looking for the best trek in Nepal for 2023, you can pick any of the listed here according to your time, interest and physical conditions. Adventure trekking packages are recommended to regular hikers who are usual mountain trekkers and have visited earlier above 4000m of altitude often. Similarly, base camp treks are for those who are interested to reach the bottom of the high mountains and would like to have a great mountain experience. But, short treks are for those, who are first-time trekkers, the elderly and those who have the least time in 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.

You may find beautiful photos on Instagram,  Facebook and Twitter. I have worked very hard to be in this stage after high school and dedicated my experiences to the people who would like to know about Nepal and Nepal travel.