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10 Days Treks in Nepal - 15 Best Itineraries

  • Author: Naba Raj Amgai
  • Posted on: Fri Feb 19, 2021
10 Days Treks In Nepal

Trekking in the foothills of the high Himalayas of Nepal is popular in the world. If time constrains you from going on a long trek then there is good news; you can begin and finish your trek in as little as 10 days. Walk in the shadows of high mountains, trek through lush green forest and hike past rivers and cross streams. The diverse culture and warm local hospitality enrich a trek in Nepal.  

We have brought to you the 15 best itinerates of Nepal treks which you can complete in merely 10 days. There are treks in three of Nepal's most popular trekking regions- Everest, Annapurna and Langtang. If you fancy going on a trek less frequented then you might want to know about a trek in the Dolpo region. Some might want to do popular treks while some wish to experience the joy of trekking in solitude. No worries, we have covered both; choose as per your requirement and make most of your Nepal trek.

Here is the list of 15 best itineraries of 10 days treks in Nepal.


1. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Highlights

  • Marvel at the astounding view of Annapurna Massif encircled by glaciers from Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Savor the breathtaking view of mountains like Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli and Fishtail Peak.
  • Hike through Nepalese mountain villages, walk past terraced fields, and dense forest filled with rhododendron trees. The forest becomes colorful with rhododendron blooms when trekking in springtime.
  • Walk past mountain villages, home to the valiant Gurkha soldiers and get an insight into the Gurung and Magar culture and tradition.
  • Rejuvenate after a tiring trek in the natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda

Trip Facts and Overview

Duration:

10 days

Maximum Elevation:

4,310m/ 13,550ft

Difficulty:

Easy to moderate

Starts/ Ends:

Kathmandu/ Kathmandu

Best time to travel:

September to November (autumn) & March to May (spring)

Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the popular treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal and many trekkers visit Nepal to go on this trek. The trip starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara followed by a hike to the picturesque Ghandruk village. Ghandruk is a traditional Gurung village and home to brave Gurkha soldiers. If you fancy can visit Gurung Museum and know more about their rich culture and tradition. Walk past terraced fields and cascading waterfalls on your way to Chhomrong and continue your hike to Deurali.

Fishtail Peak looms in the background and appears as you reach close to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Bask in the grandeur of snowy mountains from Annapurna Base Camp and the awe-inspiring sight is known to leave its spectator mesmerized. Continue your trek to Bamboo and relax in the natural hot spring at Jhinu before driving back to Pokhara. Your trip ends with a flight back to Kathmandu followed by your international flight back home.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2:

 Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, drive to Nayapul, and trek to Ghandruk (1,940m/ 6,365ft) - 30 minutes flight, 1.5-hour drive and 5 to 6 hours trek.

Day 3:

Trek to Chhomrong (2,170m/ 7,119ft) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 4:

Trek to Deurali (3,230m/ 10,597ft) - 7 to 8 hours

Day 5:

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,310m/ 13,550ft) - 4 to 5 hours

Day 6:

Trek to Bamboo (2,310m/ 10,597ft) - 7 to 8 hours

Day 7:

Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu (1,780m/ 5,840ft) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 8:

Hike to Nayapul (1,070m) and drive to Pokhara - 6 to 7 hours trek and drive of 1.5 hour

Day 9:

Fly back to Kathmandu - 30 minutes

Day 10:               

Final Departure from Nepal

2. Khopra Danda And Khayer Lake Trek

Khopra Danda and Khayer Lake Trek

Highlights

  • Hike to Khayer Lake which is also a holy lake to Hindus and enjoy a ridgeline trek to Khopra Danda
  • Enjoy the enthralling panoramic views of snowy mountains like Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli and others
  • Witness mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets over the Himalayas from the Khopra Ridge
  • Relax in the natural hot spring at Tatotapni after a tiring trek
  • Walk through Gurung and Magar villages and experience their warm hospitality.

Trip Facts and Overview

Duration:

10 days

Maximum Elevation:

4,500m/ 14,762ft

Difficulty:

Easy to Moderate

Starts/ Ends:

Kathmandu/ Kathmandu

Best time to travel: 

September to November (autumn) & March to May (spring)

Experience the joy of trekking amidst natural beauty in seclusion with Khopra Danda and Khayer Lake trek. It is the off-the-beaten path trek in the Annapurna region. It is also getting popular as an alternative trek to the popular Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. During the trek, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of snowy mountains with fewer crowds. You will be trekking through a thick forest filled with oak, rhododendron and pine trees.

Your journey begins with the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu followed by a flight to Pokhara, the city of Lakes. You will be taking a scenic drive to Kimche the trailhead of your trek and hiking up to Tadapani. Enjoy the dramatic view of Annapurna south Massif and numerous waterfalls on your way to Dobatao. Walk on a forested trail to Upper Chistbung and hike past alpine meadows and pastures to Khopra Danda. Enjoy the 360-degree view of the mountains including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South and Nilgiri from the vantage point of Khopra Danda.

Go on an acclimatization hike to holy Khayer Lake and it is believed that taking a dip in the holy lake will help one attain Nirvana. Descend a steep hill and continue your hike past mountain villages to Tatopani, which marks your trek's ends. Rejuvenate yourself after a tiring hike with a dip in the natural hot spring at Tatopani. Drive to Pokhara and fly back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:            

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2:

Explore Kathmandu

Day 3:

Take a flight to Pokhara, drive to Kimche and hike to Tadapani (2,650m/ 8,694ft) - 30 minutes flight, 2.5 hours drive and 4 to 5 hours trek

Day 4:

Trek to Dobato (3,420m/ 11,220ft) - 4 to 5 hours

Day 5:

Trek to Upper Chistbung (2,975m/ 9,760ft) - 4 to 5 hours

Day 6:

Trek to Khopra Danda (3,660m/ 12,007ft) - 2 to 3 hours

Day 7:

Hike to Khayer Lake (4,500m/ 14,762ft) and back to Khopra Danda - 7 to 8 hours

Day 8:

Trek to Tatopani (1,190m/ 3,904ft), a natural hot spring - 3 to 4 hours

Day 9:

Drive to Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu – 6 hours drive and 30 minutes flight

Day 10:

Final Departure from Nepal

3. Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill Trek

Highlights

  • Visit the UNESCO listed world heritage sites- Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath in Kathmandu.
  • Enjoy the 360-degree view of mountains from the popular viewpoint of Poon Hill and spot mountains like Annapurna Massif, Fishtail Peak, Dhaulagiri and Gangapurna from the viewpoint.
  • Watch an amazing sunrise over the Himalayas from the Poon Hill
  • Hike past quaint Gurung and Magar villages and get an insight into the mountain culture and tradition
  • Trek through a dense jungle filled with rhododendron and pine trees and walks past terraced farmlands

Trip Facts and Overview

Duration:

10 days

Maximum Elevation:

3,210m/ 10,529ft

Difficulty:

Easy

Starts/ Ends:

Kathmandu/ Kathmandu

Best time to travel:

September to May

Poon Hill Trek is perfect as an introductory trek for families with kids or beginners. It is an easy trek in Nepal's Annapurna region and gives you a glimpse of trekking in the Annapurna region. The magical sunrises and sunsets are the highlights of the trek and the most striking one is from the vantage point of Poon Hill. You will see colorful blooms of rhododendron and other wildflowers while trekking in spring.

Go on a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO listed world heritage site in Kathmandu before flying to Pokhara the gateway to Annapurna Treks. You will be driving to Nayapul the trailhead of your trek and will be ascending stone steps on your way to Ghorepani. Wake up early to catch a magical sunrise over the Himalayas from Poon Hill and walk on a trail lined with rhododendron trees to Tadapani.

Further, you will be trekking through dense forests on your way to the popular Gurung village of Ghandruk. You will be descending stone steps followed by a jungle walk to Nayapul and will be driving back to Pokhara. Wake up early for a hike to the beautiful World Peace Stupa and enjoy the panoramic view of the snowcapped mountains and jade color Phewa Lake. On the next day, you will be flying back to Kathmandu, which marks your trip. With wonderful memories to cherish you will be taking an international flight back home.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:             

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2:

Kathmandu Sightseeing (Visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath) 

Day 3:

Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, drive to Nayapul and hike to Tikhedunga (1,540m/ 5,052ft) - 30 minutes flight, an hour drive, and 3 to 4 hours hike

Day 4:

Trek to Ghorepani (2,750m/ 9,022ft) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 5:

Trek to Tadapani (2,590m/ 8497ft) via Poon Hill (3,210m/ 10,532ft) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 6:

Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m/ 6,365ft) - 3 to 4 hours

Day 7:

Hike to Nayapul (1,070m/ 3,510ft) and drive back to Pokhara - 4 to 5 hours trek and 1 hour drive

Day 8:

Hike to World Peace Stupa and relax doing any activity of your choice - 30 minutes boat ride in Phewa Lake to the trailhead and 45 minutes hike to the stupa

Day 9:

Fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara

Day 10:

Final departure from Nepal

4. Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

 

Highlights

  • Enjoy the breathtaking mountain views and bask in the joy of trekking in seclusion.
  • Savor the close-up views of mountains including Mardi Himal, Fishtail, Annapurna South and others.
  • Seal the opportunity of stargazing at night from Badal Danda
  • Trek on a dramatic ridgeline on your way to Mardi Himal Base Camp and bask in the spectacular mountain views
  • Tread on an unparalleled landscape and get closer to nature

Trip Facts and Overview

Duration:

10 days

Maximum Elevation:

4,500m/ 14,760ft

Difficulty:

Easy to moderate

Starts/ Ends:

Kathmandu/ Kathmandu

Best time to travel: September to November (autumn) & March to May (spring)

Take an off-the-beaten path trek with Mardi Himal Trek and enjoy the beauty of the least trodden trail in the Annapurna region. The trek will reward you with breathtaking mountain views in a short span of time. Bask in the beauty of mountains like Annapurna South, Mardi Himal, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri and others. Walk on a narrow ridgeline overlooking the stunning views of Annapurna Massif and verdant hills.

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu before leaving for Pokhara. You will be driving to Kande and trekking past Gurung village on your way to Pothana. Trek through dense forest on your way to Forest Camp. Continue your trek through a lush green forest and enjoy the scenic mountain view on your way to Badal Danda. On a clear night, you can get a closer look at constellations and stargaze.

Trek on a ridgeline overlooking the panoramic view of snowcapped mountains and verdant hills on your way to High Camp. The massive peaks of Annapurna South, Fishtail and Huinchuli appear closer from Mardi Himal Base Camp. Descend to Low Camp via Badal Danda and catch a beautiful sunrise over the snowy mountains one last time from Sidhing before driving back to Pokhara. On the next day, you will be flying back to Kathmandu and taking an international flight back to your home country with memories of a lifetime.

Recommended Read: How to get Pokhara from Kathmandu?

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:           

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2:

Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu

Day 3:

Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, drive to Kande and hike to Pothana (1,990m/ 6,528ft) - 30 minutes flight, an hour drive and 2 to 3 hours trek

Day 4:

Hike to Forest Camp (2,600m/ 8,531ft) - 4 to 5 hours

Day 5:

Trek to Badal Danda (3,210m/ 11,582ft) - 3 to 4 hours

Day 6:

Hike to High Camp (3,600m/ 11,810ft) - 2 to 3 hours

Day 7:

Trek to Mardi Base Camp (4,500m/ 14,760ft) and trek to Low Camp (3,050m/ 10,006ft) - 8 to 9 hours

Day 8:

 Hike to Sidhing and drive to Pokhara - 3 to 4 hours trek and 3 hours drive

Day 9:

Fly back to Kathmandu - 30 minutes

Day 10:

Final departure from Nepal

5. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Highlights

  • Visit Annapurna Sanctuary a high glacier basin circled by the snowy wall of Annapurna Massif; and also explore the rich Himalayan flora and fauna
  • Enjoy the stunning view of snowcapped mountains like Fishtail Peak, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Hiumchuili from Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
  • Trek past Gurung and Magar villages and get an insight into their rich culture and tradition
  • Bask in the gorgeous views Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges from the vantage point of Poon Hill and also witness a magical sunrise over the Himalayas

Trip Facts and Overview

Duration:

10 days

Maximum Elevation:

4130m/ 13,550ft

Difficulty:

Easy to moderate

Starts/ Ends:

Kathmandu/ Kathmandu

Best time to travel: September to November (autumn) & March to May (spring)

Live the dream of walking in the shadows of the Annapurna region's high mountains and trek to ‘the abode of God,’ Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Local honor these mountains as gods. You will be hiking through terraced farmlands, quaint mountain villages, and thick forests during this trek. Visit an awe-inspiring Annapurna Sanctuary and bask in the grandeur of Annapurna Massif from Annapurna Base Camp. Walk past ethnic Gurung and Magar villages and you will get the first-hand experience of the warm local hospitality.

Take a picturesque flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara followed by a pleasant walk to Tolka. You will be hiking to one of the biggest Gurung village Chumrong via Jhunu Danda. Hike through a forest filled with rhododendron trees to Himalaya. You will be trekking to Annapurna Sanctuary and basking in the panoramic Himalayan view via Annapurna Base Camp. Further, descend to Bamboo via Machhapuchhre Base Camp and hike down to Chhumrong. Moreover, you will be trekking to the popular village of Ghandruk and if you fancy visit a Gurung museum to learn more about there is culture and tradition. Walk down to Kimche and hop in your vehicle and drive back to Pokhara. On the next day, you will be taking a flight back to Kathmandu followed by an international flight back home.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:            

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2:

Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive to Kade and trek to Tolka (1,700m/ 5,577ft) – 30 minutes flight, 1 hour drive and 4 to 5 hours trek

Day 3:

Trek to Chhumrong (2,170m/ 7,119ft) - 6 to 7 hours 

Day 4:

Trek to Himalaya (2,900m/ 9,514ft) - 6 to 7 hours

Day 5:

Trek to Annapurna Sanctuary and Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/ 13550ft) walking hours 7 hours

Day 6:

Trek to Bamboo (2,310m/ 7,579ft) - 6 to 7 hours

Day 7:

Trek to Chhumrong (2,170m/ 7,119ft) - 6 to 7 hours

Day 8:

Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m/ 6,364ft) and drive back to Pokhara - 5 to 6 hours trek and 2 hours drive

Day 9:

Fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara

Day 10:

Final Departure

6. Langtang Trek

Langtang Trek

 

Highlights

  • The trailhead of Langtang Valley trek Syabrubesi lies near Kathmandu
  • Trek past lush green forest, yak pastures and alpine meadows
  • Savor the unparalleled views of mountains like Langtang Himal and neighboring Tibetan peaks like Gang Chhenpo, Dorje Lakpa, Langshisa and others.
  • Get a sneak-peek into the local Tamang culture which is similar to the Tibetan culture
  • Bask in the spectacular view of Langtang range, valley stretching far to Tibet from Kyanjin Ri
  • Make difference by boosting the Langtang region's local economy, which was affected by the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015.

Trip Facts and Overview

Duration:

10 days

Maximum Elevation:

4850m/ 15,912ft 

Difficulty:

Easy to Moderate

Starts/ Ends:

Kathmandu/ Kathmandu

Best time to travel:

September to November (autumn) & March to May (spring)

Langtang Valley Trek is an amazing combination of breathtaking Himalayan views and rich Tamang culture and traditions. You will be walking through Langtang National park which has an abundance of flora and fauna. It can be termed as a trek with a purpose as you will be helping to uplift the local economy by trekking in this region.

Your trip starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi the trailhead of the trek. Moreover, you will be trekking through dense forests filled with oak and rhododendron trees on your way to Lama Hotel. You will be walking past settlements while Mount Langtang Lirung plays hide on your way to Mundu.

Trek past yak pastures and cross small streams and moraines on your trek to Kyangjin Gompa. Hike up the moraine to enjoy the tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung on your acclimatization hike to Kyangjin Ri. Further, climb up Kyangjin Ri behind the village and bask in the soul-stirring panoramic views Langtang range. You will be retracing your steps back to Lama Hotel followed by a hike to Stabrubesi.  On the next day, you will be driving back to Kathmandu. Moreover, you will be flying back home with wonderful memories of the trek.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:             

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2:

Drive to Syabrubesi (1,500m/ 4,921ft) from Kathmandu – 6-7 hours drive

Day 3:

Hike to Lama Hotel (2,480m/ 8,136ft) - 6 to 7 hours

Day 4:

Trek to Mundu (3,550m/ 11,646ft) via Langtang village - 6 to 7 hours

Day 5:

Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3,830m/ 12,566ft) - 4 to 5 hours trek

Day 6:

Acclimatization hike to Kyangjin Ri (4,850m/ 15,912ft) - 7 to 8 hours

Day 7:

Trek to Lama Hotel (2,480m/ 8,136ft) - 6 to 7 hours

Day 8:

Trek to Syabrubesi (1,500m/ 4,921ft) - 6 to 7 hours

Day 9:

Drive back to Kathmandu - 6 to 7 hours

Day 10:

 Final departure from Nepal

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7. Everest Panorama Trek

Everest Panorama Trek

Highlights

  • Savor the stunning view of the highest mountain on Earth, Everest.
  • Bask in the beauty of high mountains like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and others from Everest View Hotel's vantage point.
  • Spend a day exploring the popular Sherpa town, Namche Bazaar
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery, the spiritual center and also the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region.

Trip Facts and Overview

Duration:

10 days

Maximum Elevation:

 3,800m/ 12,664ft

Difficulty:

Easy to Moderate

Starts/ Ends:

Kathmandu/ Kathmandu

Best time to travel:

September to November (autumn) & March to May (spring)

Enjoy a short trek in the Everest region with Everest Panorama Trek. After exploring Kathmandu take a scenic flight to Lukla. Savor the stunning mountain views and cross a number of suspension bridges on your way to Namche Bazaar. Go on an acclimatization hike to Everest View Hotel and enjoy the panoramic view of the high mountains. Moreover, you will be trekking past Sherpa villages and will get a sneak peek into their daily lives.

Get an insight into the Sherpa culture and tradition which is similar to Tibetan Buddhism. If you wish to know more about the Sherpa cultures visit the Sherpa Culture Museum. Pay a visit to one of the important monasteries of the Everest region, Tengboche Monastery which overlooks the stunning view of mountains like Everest and Ama Dablam. If you trek in October/November you will get a chance to see the Mani Rimdu festival which is celebrated grandly in Tengboche Monastery.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:         

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2:

Explore Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Day 3:

Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/ 9,318ft) and hike to Phakding (2,610m/ 8,563ft) - 35 minutes flight and 3 to 4 hours trek

Day 4:

Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m/ 11,286ft) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 5:

Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar- hike to Everest View Hotel and return to Namche Bazar

Day 6:

Trek to Tengboche (3,800m/ 12,664ft) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 7:

Hike to Namche via Khumjung Village (3,700m/ 12,139ft) - 4 to 5 hours

Day 8:

Trek back to Lukla (2,840m/ 9,318ft) - 6 to 7 hours

Day 9:

Return to Kathmandu on a flight - 35 minutes

Day 10:

Final Departure from Nepal

8. Phoksundo Lake Trek

Phoksundo Lake Trek

Highlights

  • Bask in the beauty of pristine turquoise colored Phoksundo Lake
  • Observe one of the highest waterfalls of Nepal 167m high which cascades down from Phoksundo Lake.
  • Witness the local culture in a Tibetan Bon village, Ringmo
  • Visit Tshowa Gompa, a Bon monastery that is over 900 years old
  • Trek in the Shey Phoksundo National Park which is rich in flora and fauna

Trip Facts and Overview

Duration:

10 days

Maximum Elevation:

3,612m/ 11,848ft

Difficulty:

Easy to Moderate

Starts/ Ends:

Kathmandu/ Kathmandu

Best time to travel:

September to November (autumn) & March to May (spring)

Enjoy an off-the-beaten-path trek in the Dolpo region of Nepal with Phoksundo Lake Trek. This trek takes you to one of the most beautiful high-altitude lakes of Nepal, Phoksundo Lake. The alpine freshwater lake is considered to be a holy lake by Buddhists and followers of the Bon religion. You will be trekking in Shey Phoksundo National Park situated near the Nepal-Tibet border.

Your 10-day trek starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Nepaljung followed by another domestic flight to Juphal. Further, you will be walking on a trail filled with a dense forest of fir, oak and pine trees. You will come across several waterfalls along the way. Moreover, you will be trekking past traditional mountain villages and getting a chance to see people's daily lives in rural Nepal. You will be trekking Shey Phoksundo National Park rich in flora and fauna. The national park is home to endangered animals like snow leopard, blue sheep, musk deer, Himalayan Tahr and others.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:         

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2:

Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj- the gateway to Far-western Nepal - 1 hour

Day 3:

Fly from to Juphal (2,320m/ 7,610ft) and hike to Chhepka (2,838m/ 9,309ft) - 30 minutes flight and 6 to 7 hours trek

Day 4:

Hike to Chunuwar (3,130m/ 10,267ft) - 6 to 7 hours

Day 5:

Hike to Ringmo village a Tibetan Village (3,6123m/ 11,848ft) - 3 to 4 hours

Day 6:  

Explore the holy Lake Phoksundo (3,612m/ 11,848ft) and visit Bon Gompa

Day 7:

Trek to Chhepka Village (2,838m/ 9,309ft) - 7 to 8 hours

Day 8:

Trek to Juphal (2,320m/ 7,610ft) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 9:

Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj (150m/ 495ft) – 1.30 minutes

Day 10:

Final Departure from Nepal

9. Tengboche Monastery Trek

Tengboche Monastery Trek

Highlights

  • Pay a visit to the revered Tengboche Monastery which is also the spiritual center of the Khumbu region. Also, meet the residing Rimpoche and receive blessings.
  • Tengboche Monastery is nestled in the lap of high mountains in the world and offers a stunning panoramic view of the Himalayas.
  • Visit Sherpa Museum to learn more about its culture and tradition.
  • Enjoy the astounding views of mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Taboche and Nuptse.
  • Walk past colorful Mani walls or stones placed on roadsides and near rivers. Mani walls or stones are inscribed or painted with Buddhist mantras in the Tibetan language.
  • Immerse in the Buddhist culture and get an insight into Buddhist culture and tradition.

Trip Facts and Overview

Duration:

10 days

Maximum Elevation:

3,860m/ 12,664ft

Difficulty:

Easy to moderate

Starts/ Ends:

Kathmandu/ Kathmandu

Best time to travel:

September to November (autumn) & March to May (spring)

Get a taste of trekking in the Everest region with the Tengboche Monastery Trek. You will be trekking to the largest monastery of the Khumbu region and will get a sneak peek into Sherpas' rich culture and tradition. Their culture and tradition are similar to Tibetan Buddhists. The famous Mani Rimdu festival is celebrated in Tengboche Monastery which falls in October or November. Mask dances with Buddhist teachings are performed by monks wearing colorful costumes of deities is the highlight of the festival.

Your trip starts with a day tour of Kathmandu before leaving for Lukla, the gateway to Everest treks. Enjoy a wonderful trek to the Sherpa town Namche Bazaar via Phakding. The popular Sherpa town caters to trekkers' needs and is filled with trekking and mountaineering gear shops, cafes, restaurants, and pubs.  Hike up to Everest View Hotel and enjoy the panoramic view of Everest and other neighboring mountains. Visit the largest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery and get an insight into their rich culture and tradition. Continue your hike past Monjo and Lukla and take a return flight to Kathmandu.

Recommended Read: Getting From Kathmandu to Lukla

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:         

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2:

Explore Kathmandu and go for a day tour of the city

Day 3:

Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft) and trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft) - 35 minutes flight and 3 to 4 hours trek

Day 4:

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/ 11,286ft) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 5:

Acclimatization at Namche Bazar (3,440m/ 11,286ft) and day hike to Everest View Hotel

Day 6:

Trek to Tengboche (3,860m/ 12,664ft) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 7:

Trek to Monjo (2,835m/ 9,301ft) - 8 to 9 hours

Day 8:

Trek to Lukla (2,840m/ 9,381ft) - 6 to 7 hours

Day 9:

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu - 35 minutes

Day 10:

Final departure from Nepal

10. Kongde Trek

Kongde Trek

Highlights

  • Go on a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and see incredible UNESCO-listed world heritage sites.
  • Patan Durbar Square is a living example of the fine craftsmanship of medieval times.  Visit one of Hindus' holy temples located on the bank of River Bagmati, Pashupatinath dedicated to Lord Shiva.
  • Pay a visit to Nepal's biggest stupa, Boudhanath, which is an important pilgrimage site for Tibetan Buddhists.
  • Take a thrilling helicopter ride over the Everest region and enjoy the high mountains' aerial view, including Everest and the popular Khumbu icefall.
  • Savor the unparalleled panoramic view of mountains including Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam from Kongde.
  • Pay a visit to the holy Thame monastery which dates back to the 14th century.
  • Get an insight into local Sherpa culture and tradition sharing similarities with Tibetan Buddhism

Trip Facts and Overview

Duration:

10 days

Maximum Elevation:

4,250m/ 14,469ft

Difficulty:

Easy to moderate

Starts/ Ends:

Kathmandu/ Kathmandu

Best time to travel:

September to November (autumn) & March to May (spring)

Go on an off-the-beaten-path trek in the Everest region with Kongde Trek. You can enjoy the astounding view of high mountains including the highest peak in the world, Everest in seclusion during the trek. You will be walking on a trail lined with rhododendron, pine and bamboo trees. Trek past Sherpa villages like Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar and Thame on your way to Kongde. Enjoy the breathtaking view of mountains from Kongde Peak and bask in its beauty.

Moreover, you can go on an optional hike to Farak Ri in an acclimatization hike in Kongde. The hike will reward will you with a panoramic view of the tall mountains like Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and Cho Oyu and the Khumbu Valley. On the next day, you will be taking a helicopter ride over the Everest region. Fly parallel to the tall Himalayas and enjoy the aerial views from the comfort of your helicopter. After a memorable trip return to Kathmandu followed by a flight back home.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:         

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: 

Explore Kathmandu (Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath)

Day 3:

Flight to Lukla (2,840m/ 9,318ft) from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding (2,610m) - 35 minutes flight and 3 to 4 hours trek

Day 4:

Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m/ 11,286ft) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 5:

Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar 

Day 6:

Trek to Thame (3,820m/ 12,539ft) - 4 to 5 hours

Day 7:

Trek to Kongde (4,250m/ 13,940ft) - 6 to 7 hours

Day 8:

Acclimatization day in Kongde

Day 9:

Take a Helicopter tour of Everest Base Camp and return to Kathmandu - a flight of around an hour in helicopter

Day 10:

Final Departure from Nepal

11. Muldai Trek

Muldai Trek

Highlights

  • The off-the-beaten-path trekking trail of Muldai Trek rewards you with as gorgeous mountain views as Poon Hill with less crowd.
  • Enjoy the unparalleled views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges from Muldai Peak and Poon Hill
  • Watch magical sunrises and sunsets over the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges
  • Walkthrough quaint mountain villages and experience their warm local hospitality
  • Trek in the shadows of Annapurna South and Dhaulagiri and walk on a trail filled with oak, pine and rhododendron trees

Trip Facts and Overview

Duration:

10 days

Maximum Elevation:

3637m/ 11,930ft

Difficulty:

Easy

Starts/ Ends:

Kathmandu/ Kathmandu

Best time to travel:

September to May

Go on a less frequented trek of the Annapurna region with Muldai Trek. You will get to see the same mountain range from both Poon Hill and Muldai Trek, but Muldai Peak higher than Poon Hill which makes it a better viewpoint. You will be trekking in the region which is home to animals like Himalayan musk deer, lynx, weasels, marten and others. You can trek in solitary and bask in the awe-inspiring views of mountains.

Your trip starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara followed by a drive to Kimche the trailhead of your trek. You will be trekking to the popular Gurung village of Ghandurk nestled in the lap of mountains. Walk past dense rhododendron forest on your way to Tadapani. Moreover, you will get to enjoy a ridgeline walk with incredible views and will be walking on a thick forest on your way to Dobato. If you wish, you can hike up to Muldai Peak for a mesmerizing sunset.

Rise early to catch a magical sunrise over the Himalayas from the Muldai Peak and make your way through the rhododendron forest to Ghorepani. You will be trekking to the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill. Savor the astounding view of the Himalayas and watch a magical sunrise from Poon Hill before trekking to Mohare Danda. Trek past lush green forest and hillside settlements on your way to Mallaj. Further, you will be hiking to Beni and taking a drive back to Pokhara. On the next day, you will be flying back to Kathmandu and taking an international flight back home.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:             

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2:

Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1,940m/ 6,364ft) - 30 minutes’ flight. 1 hour drive and and 4 to 5 hours trek

Day 3:

Trek to Tadapani (2,610m/ 8,563ft) - 4 to 5 hours

Day 4:

Hike to Dobatao (3,420m/ 11,220ft) and optional watch sunset at Muldai Peak (3,637m/ 11,932ft) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 5:

Watch Sunrise at Muldai Peak (3,637m/ 11,932ft) and trek to Ghorepani (2,870m/ 9,416ft) via Dobato - 5 to 6 hours

Day 6:

Watch the sunrise from Poon Hill (3,210m/ 10,531ft) and hike to Mohare Danda (3,230m/ 10,597ft) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 7:

Trek to Mallaj (1,196m/ 3,924ft) - 6 to 7 hours

Day 8:

Hike from Mallaj to the main road and drive to Pokhara - 2 hours trek and 3 hours drive

Day 9:

Fly back to Kathmandu - 30 minutes

Day 10:

Final departure from Nepal

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12. Tamang Heritage Trail

Tamang Heritage Trail

Highlights

  • Bask in the awe-inspiring views of mountains including Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal, Manaslu, Sishapangma, Dorje Lakpa.
  • Get an insight into the Tamang culture and traditions which has Tibetan influence
  • Pay a visit to ancient Tibetan monasteries and learn more about the local culture
  • Relax in the natural hot spring at Tatopani which literally translates as hot water

Trip Facts and Overview

Duration:

10 days

Maximum Elevation:

2,400m/ 7,872ft

Difficulty:

Easy

Starts/ Ends:

Kathmandu/ Kathmandu

Best time to travel:

September to May

Tamang Heritage trail takes you to the land of Tamang people who have a unique culture and traditions.  Tamang ethnic group migrated from Tibet to Nepal centuries ago as horse traders and settled in Nepal's hilly region. The ethnic group speaks in their native language and they have preserved their rich culture and tradition which share similarities with Tibetan Buddhism. You will get to enjoy the Langtang region's natural beauty and get a first-hand experience of their unique culture and traditions.

Your trip starts with a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley followed by a scenic drive on meandering roads with mountain views to Syabrubesi. Enjoy the awesome views of mountains like Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Sishapangma, and others to the hillside village of Gatlang. The Himalayan views will keep entertaining you on your trek to Tatopani where you can relax in the natural hot spring. Trek through the dense alpine jungle on your way to Tamang village of Briddim situated on the Langtang Himal lap. Retrace your steps back to Syabrubesi and drive back to Kathmandu. On the next day, you will be taking an international flight back home with wonderful memories of the trek.

Recommended Read: 5 Best Treks in Langtang Region

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:          

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2:

Kathmandu sightseeing tour

Day 3:

Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,500m/ 4,920ft) - 6 to 7 hoursdrive

Day 4:

Trek to Gatlang (2,238m/ 7,341ft) - 6 to 7 hours

Day 5:

Trek to Tatopani (2,380m/ 7,807ft) - 6 to 7 hours

Day 6:

Hike to Thuman (2,400m/ 7,872ft) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 7:

Trek to Briddim (2,345m/ 7,692ft) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 8:

Hike to Syabrubesi (1,500m/ 4,920ft) - 4 to 5 hours

Day 9:

Drive back to Kathmandu – 6-7 hours

Day 10:

Final departure from Nepal 

13. Helambu Trek

Helambu Trek

Highlights

  • Savor the astounding views of mountains like Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Gauri Shankar and Roawling.
  • Bask in the beauty of snowy mountains including Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lakpa, Langsisa and others from Tharepati Pass.
  • Explore the rich Himalayan flora and fauna of the Langtang region and it is also home to animals like red pandas and langurs.
  • Trek through the thick forest filled with rhododendron trees, grassy meadows and cross torrential rivers.

Trip Facts and Overview

Duration:

10 days

Maximum Elevation:

3,650m/ 11,972ft

Difficulty:

Easy to moderate

Starts/ Ends:

Kathmandu/ Kathmandu

Best time to travel:

September to May

Explore the Langtang region's natural beauty with Helambu Trek and witness the well-preserved unique Tamang culture of the region. The trek is a remarkable blend of the natural beauty of less explored unique culture and traditions. Moreover, you will get to experience the warm local hospitality of the Tamang people of the region.

You will be going on a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu before heading to your trek trailhead, Chispani via Sundarijal. You will be trekking past meadow and fields on your way to Kutumsang and will be ascending a steep trail on your way to Thadepati. Walk on a forested trail and cross some small streams on your hike to Shermathang- a Sherpa village. Don’t miss the chance of visiting ancient monasteries in the Shermathang village. You will come across Sherpa villages on your trek to Melamchi Bazaar. On the following day, you will be driving back to Kathmandu and further taking an international flight back home.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:          

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2:

Explore Kathmandu

Day 3:

Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani (2,300m/ 7,544ft) – 1h our drive and – 4-5 hours drive

Day 4:

Trek to Kutumsang (2,445m/ 8,020ft) - 6 to 7 hours

Day 5:

Hike to Thadepati (3,650m/ 11,972ft) - 6 to 7 hours

Day 6:

Trek to Tarke Ghyang (2,560m/ 8,397ft) - 6 to 7 hours

Day 7:

Hike to Sermathang (2,610m/ 8,561ft) – 4 to 5 hours

Day 8:

Trek to Melamchi Bazaar (2,550m/ 8,346ft) - 3 to 4 hours

Day 9:

Drive from Melamchi Bazaar to Kathmandu - 2 hours drive

Day 10:

Final departure from Nepal

14. Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Highlights 

  • Immerse in the spiritual vibe of the sacred lake Gosaikunda worshipped by Hindus and Buddhists
  • Get an insight into rich Sherpa &Tamang culture and tradition influenced by Tibetan Buddhism
  • Trek through Langtang National Park home to animals like Musk deer, red panda, black bear, Himalayan Thar and others
  • Bask in the gorgeous views of snowcapped mountains like Langtang Lirung, Yala Peak, Gaurishankar and others

Trip Facts and Overview

Duration:

10 days

Maximum Elevation:

4,610m/ 15,121ft

Difficulty:

Easy to moderate

Best time to travel:

September to November (autumn) & March to May (spring)

Starts/ Ends:

Kathmandu/ Kathmandu

Your trip starts with a picturesque drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche the trailhead of the trek. Enjoy the stunning views of mountains like Langtang and Ganesh Himal on your trek to Dhunche. Trek to the biggest ethnic Tamang village of Thulo Syabru nestled in the lap of mountains. You will be walking in the forest filled with oak and hemlock on your way to Sing Gompa. Moreover, visit a Buddhist monastery and don’t miss the chance of tasting Yak cheese in the local factory.

You will be hiking watching the panoramic views of mountains on your way to the holy Gosaikunda Lake. Before reaching Gosaikunda Lake, you will be trekking past Saraswati Kunda and Bhairav Kunda. Trek past small lakes and cross Laurebina Pass to Gopte and walk through dense forest on your way to Kutumsang. You will be trekking past Chhetri and Brahman villages on your way to Chisopani and hiking through a forest filled with rhododendron and oak treks to Sundarijal. Moreover, you will be returning to Kathmandu which will be the end of your trip. On the following day, you will be taking an international flight back home.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:           

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2:

Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (2,030m/ 6,659ft) – 5-6 hours drive

Day 3:

Trek to Thulo Syabru Village (2,230m/ 7,315ft) - 3 to 4 hours

Day 4:

Trek to Sing Gompa (3,330m/ 10,923ft) - 4 to 5 hours

Day 5:

Trek to Gosaikunda (4,460m/ 14,629ft) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 6:

Hike to Gopte (3,440m/ 11,286ft) via Lauribina Pass (4,610m/ 15,121ft) - 6 to 7 hours

Day 7:

Trek to Kutumsang (2,550m/ 8,364ft) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 8:

Hike to Chisopani (2,130m/ 6,987ft) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 9:

Hike to Sundarijal (1,460m/ 4,789ft) and back to Kathmandu - 3 to 4 hours trek and 1 hour drive

Day 10:

Final Departure from Kathmandu

15. Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak Trek

Highlights

  • Savor the astounding views of high mountains like Everest, Dhaulagiri, Gaurishankar, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse and Dorje Lakpa, Manaslu and others
  • Enjoy a magical sunrise over the Himalayan range from Pikey Peak
  • Explore unique Sherpa culture and traditions which Tibetan Buddhism influences
  • Pay a visit to Thutungchheli monastery and learn about the traditional Tibetan Medicine Therapy.

Trip Facts and Overview

Duration:

10 days

Maximum Elevation:

4,065m/ 13,336ft

Difficulty:

Easy to Moderate

Best time to travel:

September to May

Starts/ Ends:

Kathmandu/ Kathmandu

Enjoy a wonderful trek in the lower Everest region with dramatically changing terrain with the Peaky Peak trek. Peaky Peak is one of the best spots to enjoy the view of the highest mountain on earth, Everest in Nepal as per Sir Edmund Hillary. Savor the mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets over the Himalayas while trekking in the Everest region. Also, spot tall mountains like Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu and others during the trek.

Your trip begins with a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, followed by a scenic drive to Dhap Bazaar, the trek's trailhead. Moreover, you will get to witness mountains from exceptional viewpoints during the trek from Dhap to Jhapre. Walk through thick forest, yak pasture, and a long mani stone wall to Pikey Base Camp. Rise early and catch a mesmerizing sunrise over the Himalayas from the vantage point of Peaky Peak. Hike to the 19th century Thuptenchholing Gompa, a Buddhist monastery before visiting a traditional Sherpa village of Junbesi.

Walk on a forested trail and enjoy the mountain views on your way to Taksindu. You will be walking from to Phaplu via Chiwong Gompa. Further, you will be trekking to Chiwong Gompa, perched on a high cliff founded in 1923. The monastery host a magnificent celebration on the occasion of the Mani Rimdu festival in autumn. On the following day, you will be flying back to Kathmandu followed by an international flight back home.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:         

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2:

Kathmandu sightseeing tour

Day 3:

Drive to Dhap Bazaar (2,850m/ 9,350ft) - 7 hours drive

Day 4: 

Trek to Jhapre (2,815m/ 9,243ft) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 5:

Trek to Pikey Base Camp (3,640m/ 11,940ft) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 5:

Watch a sunrise at Pikey Peak and hike to Junbesi (2,680m/ 8,790ft) - 7 to 8 hours 

Day 6:

Trek to Junbesi (2,680m/ 8,790ft) via Thubtenchoeling Monastery (2,920m/ 9,676ft) - 4 to 5 hours 

Day 7:

Hike to Taksindu (2,960m/ 9,711ft) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 8:

Trek to Phaplu (2,380m/ 7,806ft) via Chiwong Monastery - 5 to 6 hours

Day 9:

Flight from Phaplu to Kathmandu - 35 minutes

Day 10:

Final departure from Nepal

Conclusion

The aforementioned trekking itineraries are for those who are in search of treks possible in 10 days. However, itineraries can be customized as per your need and requirements. When you are spoilt for options confusion is inevitable.

Feel free to contact us and talk to our travel experts to get a piece of professional advice. Live the dream of trekking in Nepal which is known as trekker’s paradise. 



  • Author: Naba Raj Amgai
  • Posted on: Friday Feb 19, 2021

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Peter Wood | Wed Jun 9, 2021
My plan was to do a trip to Nepal with my family members. But the difficult trekking could not fit in our list of options. But I am really liking Khopra Danda and Khayer Lake trek listed in this article because this trip looks not too high altitude trek , includes a lake visit and the natural hot spring experience. I will finalize later after discussing with my fellow travelers.
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Morgan Broad | Wed May 26, 2021
A friend of mine from Canada who has been visiting Nepal since his childhood always used to explain about the beautiful Pokhara and the mountains above it. Also the itinerary of Annapurna Sanctuary Trek looks engaging . I am planning to try this trip very soon.
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Conor Grimes | Mon May 17, 2021
Didn't know about Pikey Peak trek, but since it's in Everest region, I am gonna try it definitely. I've been to the region once and now got another reason to be there.
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Abraham Miles | Sun May 9, 2021
Tengboche Monastery Trek would be perfect for novice trekkers. Had I known earlier about this trek, I would have done this trek as a starter-pack-trek for myself.
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Gerardo Cox | Sun May 9, 2021
very helpful info here, lotta info. Thanks for the great deal of info here.
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Ryan Parker | Tue May 4, 2021
I never knew there were so many places where we can complete our trek just within 10 days. My planned holidays are finally fit for a trip in Nepal, by the way a trek in Himalayas. This blog gave me a lot of ideas on trekking routes of Nepal. Loved reading it.
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About Author - Naba Raj Amgai

Naba Raj Amgai, stepped into the world of travel and tourism in 1996. He is Founder and Managing Director of Third Rock Adventures.

Beginning his journey in the tourism industry as a humble Porter Guide to founding hospitality establishments and an adventure travel company, he has come a long way.

In a career spanning more than two decades, he has achieved more than anybody dreams of achieving. Along with his professional achievements, his selfless contribution towards his community and society has won him a lot of accolades and praises.

Having dedicated more than two decades in the tourism and hospitality sector, he has amassed a wealth of experience.

After passing high school, he began helping out some trekking guides and was soon recruited as a porter guide at a reputed trekking agency. Within a short time, he was individually guiding clients across the well-known trails of the Himalayas.

He went on to lead tour groups on multi-country tours to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. Being a part of mountain climbing expeditions familiarised him with expedition logistics and operations. Later on, he went to become the Executive Director and took over the reins of Operations, Sales and Marketing departments. Spending several years in the tourism field has made Naba Raj Amgai a destination expert.

Travelling is his passion and he has been to many countries across the world – USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, Holland, Germany, Austria and many parts of Asia.

His journeys to different parts of the world have enriched his travel experience and knowledge. This experience has been instrumental in planning and organizing successful trips for several clients.

As of today many reputed travel companies, hotels and restaurants are under his leadership. A dynamic and proactive leader, he continues to inspire and motivate people from all walks of life.

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