Best treks in the Himalayas of Nepal

Nepal is a beautiful country that is famous for its snow-covered peaks, unique cultures, charming hill villages, medieval temples, and jungle wilderness. Each year, more than a thousand trekkers visit this country to explore its hidden beauty. The country is home to 8 mountains out of the 10 highest mountains in the world and ever-changing landscapes. Ranging from the classics and best trek like Everest base camp, Langtang valley, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu circuit trek, and so on are listed below. Let’s learn more about them in the below article. Please stick with us till the end.

Everest Base Camp trek

While talking about the best trek of Nepal, how someone can forget to mention the Everest base camp? The Classic Everest base camp is all time favorite trek in the Himalayas. Along with the majestic sight of the world’s tallest mountain Everest, a base camp trek offers a good trail, wonderful tea houses to stay in and almost continuous views of some of the tallest peaks in the world will keep your attention during what is typically 12-day trek.  The Starting point of the trek is Lukla while the ending point is Everest Base Camp where you can look directly up the icefall of the Khumbu Glacier towards the peak of Everest which is still an impressive 3500m above you.

Besides that, you will able to witness the other three of the world’s 10 tallest peaks which asides from Everest also include Cho Oyu (8201m/26,906ft) and Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft). These mountains look gorgeous even from the sky while going to EBC by Helicopter.  Likewise, you can also see the ice-laden walls of Pumori (7,161m/23,494ft) and Ama Dablam (6,812m/2s2,349ft). Furthermore, the rich Sherpa culture village and monasteries are also the highlights of the base camp. To visit the Everest base camp the best time is considered from September to June and although it’s in December and January i,t is probably one time of year you can find solitude.

Annapurna base camp trek

Following Everest, another crowded trek is Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal. The famous Annapurna base camp takes you to majestic mountain vistas like Dhaulagiri, Machchhapuchchhre, Annapurna, and Hiunchuli through the Himalayan landscape of the Annapurna Ranges. The trek is considered to be easy to moderate; however, altitude sickness can become another problem that you can face during the trek. Similarly, it is highly commercialized and unsuitable for travelers looking for off-beat-trek adventure and is considered one of the busiest trails in Nepal due to the popularity of treks.

Furthermore, you will have a chance to pass through awe-inspiring glaciers, stay on the banks of pristine rivers, cross mountain pastures, and see mules carrying supplies to remote villages. Some of the attractions of Annapurna base camp are spectacular sunrise views from Poon Hill, rest and revive by the lakeside, exploring the ethnic groups of Gurung and Magars, enjoying the hot springs in Jhinu Danda at the end of the trek.

Manaslu Circuit

After Everest and Annapurna, the Manaslu circuit is a famous Himalayas trek in Nepal. To complete the whole trek, it takes around 14 to 16 days, the whole trek encircles the world’s 8th highest peak, a gorgeous village, and rich culture, and so on. As compared to the previous tea houses, the Manaslu circuit trek has more accessible since new lodges were built in 2010. Since then, the tea houses of the trail have been improved and the trek is quickly becoming a popular alternative to the Annapurna Circuit. The gorgeous trek takes you far from the crowd of the hustling city of Kathmandu and Pokhara.  Thus, the number of tourists has increased recently.

Upper Mustang trek

Upper Mustang trek offers a distinct landscape along with many shades of brown and crumbling sandstone cliffs, and the desert rain shadow of the Himalayas compared to almost all other treks in Nepal. Moreover, the Mustang used to be its own kingdom, also known as the “Forbidden Kingdom” and its strong Tibetan-influenced traditions make this a culturally very interesting trek.

This altitude desert, hidden behind the peaks of the Nepalese Himalayas, presents an unexpected playground for all trekkers keen for excellent landscapes and genuine encounters. The trails pass through the steep valleys, mountain passes and plateaus, and the extraordinary natural sites of the region: fairy chimneys, canyons without bottoms, and cliffs, all dominated by a grand scene, that of the gigantic chain of Annapurna’s and Dhaulagiri. Without a doubt, it is a real escapade which you should try as soon as possible!

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

 If you are one of those who have a short time to trek, then the Ghorepani Poon hill trek is perfect for you. The treks take an average of 5 days to whole this remarkable trip which starts from Nayapul. The trek passes through the dense Rhododendron and Oaks forests until you reached the highest point of the trek- Poon Hill (3,210 m). From there, you can enjoy the breathtaking sunrise view, and not only that your way back home, but you will also pass through the typical villages of Gurung and Magar communities.

Gokyo Valley trek

Another most loved trek among several treks of Nepal is the Gokyo Valley trek. The trek rewards an opportunity to discover the fabulous valley full of iced lakes and glaciers. Also, it is considered to be one of the most striking regions in Khumbu, Gokyo Valley trail has a combination of attractive forests and diverse suspension bridges. Moreover, the valley has a Gokyo Ri which is also the highest point. After summiting the peak, you will find yourself surrounded by famous peaks like Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, and Gokyo Valley. The valley has other five green lakes and frozen waterfalls. Besides miscellaneous flora and fauna, the purpose is also home to the solitary Tibetan-Buddhists-Sherpas community.

Overall, this country has a timeless trekking destination that is crammed with adventures for all explorers. It has much to offer than beautiful landscapes and mountains than that we have mentioned above.

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