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The 15 Best Treks in Nepal

  • Author: Anjali Kansakar
  • Posted on: Fri Sep 11, 2020
15 best Treks in Nepal for 2021 and 2022

Trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas of Nepal is a dream of any trekker. Thousands of trekkers visit Nepal to enjoy hiking in the shadows of mountains and through verdant hills. A trek in Nepal will be culturally enriching as well. If you are finding difficulty deciding where to trek in Nepal, our list of best treks will be helpful. The list includes something for everyone; novice, experienced, as well as intrepid trekkers seeking challenges.

The best treks in Nepal cover some of the most sought-after treks like Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek and include less-frequented treks like Upper Dolpa Trek and Nar Phu Trek. Adding to this, we have an easy-graded trek like Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek that can be done in just a week. Mardi Himal Trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal is another enlisted trek in the 15 best treks in Nepal. Moving on, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, and Upper Mustang Trek are among the popular treks in Nepal that lures hundreds of trekkers every year. 

If you are looking for more challenging treks, you can try Everest Three High Passes Trek and Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. One of the best treks in Nepal is Gokyo Lakes And Gokyo Valley Trek in the Everest region of Nepal. Manaslu Circuit Trek, the off-the-beaten-path trek, also secures its spot on the list. Khopra Ridge Trek, a recently introduced trek, is undoubtedly one of the best treks. Last but not least, the list has a unique trek: Makalu Base Camp Trek.

Here are our handpicked 15 best treks in Nepal.


1. Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

Maximum Elevation

5,500m at Kala Patthar 

Trek Duration

14 days

Trek Category  

Moderate to Difficult

Accommodation Type

Teahouse

Best Season

March-May, and October- November

A trek to Everest Base Camp is the best treks in Nepal and the world. Your trip starts and ends in Kathmandu. Embark on a wonderful trek in the UNESCO listed Sagarmatha National Park to the base camp of Everest's highest mountain in the world. The standard Everest Base Camp trek is for two weeks. It is a moderate trek suitable for both experienced and inexperienced trekkers. 

Savor the breathtaking views of Everest and neighboring mountains from the vantage point of Kala Patthar. Watch a Himalayan sunrise or sunset from Kala Patthar where Mount Everest shines like gold. Moreover, you will get a sneak peek into rich Sherpa culture and tradition. Also, visit ancient Buddhist monasteries including the biggest monastery of Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery. 

Outline Itinerary

Day-1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day-2

Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla; hike to Phakding

Day-3

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar

Day-4

First Acclimatization Day-at Namche Bazaar

Day-5

Trek to Tengboche

Day-6

Trek to Dingboche

Day-7

Second Acclimatization Day-at Dingboche

Day-8

Trek to Lobuche

Day-9

Trek to Gorak Shep via Everest Base Camp

Day-10

Hike to Kala Patthar and descend to Pheriche

Day-11

Trek Pheriche to Namche

Day-12

Trek to Lukla

Day-13

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day-14

Final Departure

Recommended Read:  Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions About Everest Base Camp Trek

2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

annapurna base camp trek

Trip Facts

Maximum Elevation

4,130m Annapurna Base Camp

Trek Duration

11 days

Trek Category

Easy to Moderate

Accommodation Type

Teahouse

Best Season

March-May, and October- November

The popular trek to Annapurna Base Camp is one of the best treks in Nepal. A moderately difficult trek to Annapurna Base Camp Trek is suitable for novice and experienced trekkers. The trek starts and ends in Kathmandu and takes around 11 days to complete. ABC trek is a relatively shorter and easier high altitude trek than EBC trek, which is enjoyed by novice trekkers more. 

Marvel at the soul-stirring views of snowy Annapurna Massif and glaciers from Annapurna Base Camp. Enjoy a walk through lush green jungles filled with rhododendron trees. The trek takes you through the Nepalese hillside villages and you will get an insight into the locals' daily lives. You will be trekking in the region dominated by Gurung and Magar villages where many have served as Gurkha soldiers. 

Outline Itinerary

Day-1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day-2

Fly to Pokhara; trek to Ghandruk

Day-3

Trek to Chhomrong

Day-4

Trek to Bamboo

Day-5

Trek to Deurali

Day-6

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp via Macchapuchhre Base Camp

Day-7

Trek to Bamboo

Day-8

Trek to Jhinu Danda

Day-9

Trek to Matque

Day-10

Fly to Kathmandu

Day-11

Final Departure

3. Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Facts

Maximum Elevation

5,416 m at Thorong La Pass

Trek Duration

16 days

Trek Category

Moderate to Difficult

Accommodation Type

Teahouse

Best Season

March-May, and October- November

A classic trek Annapurna Circuit Trek makes it one of the best treks in Nepal. The trek starts and ends in Kathmandu and takes around 16 days to complete. It is a moderately difficult trek that is enjoyed by experienced and novice trekkers. However, traversing the high mountain pass, Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft) might be challenging.

Savor the close-up views of mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Massif, and others. The trek is known to show the diversity in the geography of Nepal. You will start your trek from the lower hills with beautifully carved terraced farms and dense forests. The trek ultimately leads to a barren landscape against towering mountains—traverse one of the high passes, Thorong La Pass. Also, hike through a narrow gorge of Kali Gandaki to the revered Hindu temple of Muktinath. A trek to the pristine high altitude lakes of Tilicho and Ice Lake will be etched in your memory.

Recommended Read:  Annapurna Circuit Trek - A Complete Guide

Outline Itinerary

Day-1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day-2

Drive to Jagat

Day-3

Drive to Lower Pisang via Chame

Day-4

Trek to Manang

Day-5

Acclimatization hike to Ice Lake and return to Manang

Day-6

Second Acclimatization Day-in Manang

Day-7

Trek to Sri Kharkha

Day-8

Trek to Tilicho Base Camp

Day-9

Hike to Tilicho Lake and return to Sri Kharkha

Day-10

Trek to Yak Kharka

Day-11

Trek to Thorong Phedi

Day-12

Cross Thorong La Pass and trek Muktinath

Day-13

Visit Muktinath Temple and trek to Jomsom

Day-14

Fly to Pokhara

Day-15

Drive to Kathmandu

Day-16

Final Departure

4. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trip Facts

Maximum Elevation

3,210m at Poon Hill

Trek Duration

7 days

Trek Category

Easy

Accommodation Type

Teahouse

Best Season

March-May, October- November (this trek can be done all around the year )

The famous Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is an easy trek. Moreover, many take this trek as an introductory trek or as a family trek with kids. You can complete this trek in around a week and it begins and finishes in Kathmandu. The short and easy Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is one of the best treks in Nepal and also best for a family trek with kids.

Enjoy the gorgeous views of mountains including Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, and others. The main highlight of the trek is a mesmerizing sunrise over the Himalayas from Poon Hill. You will be visiting Ghandruk which is listed as Asia’s most picturesque town by CNN. You will be trekking past quaint Gurung and Magar villages. You will be hiking to villages that are home to valiant Gurkha warriors.

Outline Itinerary

Day-1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day-2

Fly to Pokhara, Trek from Hile to Ulleri

Day-3

Trek to Ghorepani

Day-4

Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani

Day-5

Trek to Kimchi via Ghandruk and drive to Pokhara

Day-6

Fly to Kathmandu

Day-7

Final Departure

5. Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

Trip Facts

Maximum Elevation

4,500m at Mardi Himal Base Camp

Trek Duration

9 days

Trek Category

Easy to Moderate

Accommodation Type

Teahouse

Best Season

March-May, and October- November

Mardi Himal trek is a thrilling ridge-line hike that ultimately leads to the awesome Himalayan views. You will get to see the best close-up views of Machhapuchhre popular as Fishtail Peak (6,993m). Mardi Himal trek is an easy to moderately difficult trek enjoyed by experienced and novice trekkers alike. A short trek of 9 days takes you on the path less taken with stunning Himalayan views. Also, you can avoid the crowd during peak season as well. Thus, Mardi Himal Trek makes it to the list of best treks in Nepal.

The trek offers you gorgeous close-up views of mountains like Mardi Himal, Fishtail, Annapurna South, and others. It also gives you a chance to stargaze and spot constellations. You will be walking through a lush green forest filled with rhododendron, birch, and oak trees. If you trek in spring, you will see a colorful trail with red, pink, white rhododendron blooms and other wildflowers. 

Outline Itinerary

Day-1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day-2

Fly Pokhara, a trek from Kande to Pothana

Day-3

Trek to Forest Camp

Day-4

Trek to Badal Danda

Day-5

Trek to High Camp and acclimatization

Day-6

Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp and trek to Low Camp

Day-7

Trek to Sidhing and drive to Pokhara

Day-8

Fly to Kathmandu

Day-9

Final Departure

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6. Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek

Trip Facts

Maximum Elevation

4,984m at Tserko Ri

Trek Duration

11 days

Trek Category

Easy to Moderate

Accommodation Type

Teahouse

Best Season

March-May, and October- November

With Langtang Valley Trek, you will enjoy Nepal's Himalayan beauty and the unique Tamang culture and tradition. The trek is moderate in terms of difficulty, so novice and experienced trekkers can do this trek. You can finish the trek in around 11 days, and the trip starts and ends in Kathmandu. Moreover, you will be trekking in Langtang National Park and walking through dense forests filled with exotic flora and fauna. The national park is home to rare animals like Musk Deer, Red Pandas, and others.

Savor the stunning views of mountains like Langtang Himal and neighboring Tibetan Peaks. Further, hike up to Tserko Ri, which offers an awesome panoramic view of the frozen glacier and snowy mountains. You might cross paths with the high-altitude hairy beast, yak. The trek gives you a chance to get an insight into the rich Tamang culture and tradition sharing similarities with Tibetan Buddhism. A culturally enriching trek is one of the best treks in Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

Day-1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day-2

Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi

Day-3

Trek to Lama Hotel

Day-4

Trek to Langtang Village

Day-5

Trek to Kyangjin Gompa

Day-6

Acclimation Day-in Kyangjin Gompa; hike to Tserko Ri

Day-7

Trek to Lama Hotel

Day-8

Trek to Thulo Syabru

Day-9

Trek to Dhunche

Day-10

Drive to Kathmandu

Day-11

Final Departure

7. Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip Facts

Maximum Elevation

5,160m at Larkya La Pass

Trek Duration

17 days

Trek Category

Moderate to Difficult

Accommodation Type

Teahouse

Best Season

March-May, and October- November

One of the top best treks in Nepal, Manaslu Circuit Trek, is gaining popularity as an off-the-beaten-path trek. Your trip starts and ends in Kathmandu. It is a moderately difficult trek and takes around 17 days to complete. You will be trekking in the foothills of the eighth highest mountain in the world, Manaslu, and traversing a high mountain pass, Larkya La (5,160m or 16,929ft). Bask in the beauty of mountains like Manaslu, Himalchuli, Sringeri Himal, and others.

You will be trekking from Barpark, Gorkha, the epicenter of the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015. People have learned to live after the horrific incident and rebuild their lives. Your trek will directly help to boost the local economy of the region.

The Manaslu Trek takes you to the region which is dominated by Buddhist culture and Bon culture that predates Buddhism. You will see mani walls, prayer flags, prayer wheels, and monasteries during the trek. Visit the biggest Buddhist monastery in the village of Lho called Ribum Gompa. You will be trekking past settlements of Bhotias that are least touched by modernization.

Outline Itinerary

Day-1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day-2

Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day-3

Drive to Barpak

Day-4

Trek to Laprak

Day-5

Trek to Khorla Besi

Day-6

Trek to Jagat

Day-7

Trek to Dang via Phillim

Day-8

Trek to Prok

Day-9

Trek to Lho

Day-10

Trek to Sama Gaon

Day-11

Acclimatization Day-in Sama Gaon

Day-12

Trek to Samado

Day-13

Trek to Dharamsala

Day-14

Trek to Bimtang

Day-15

Trek to Tilije

Day-16

Trek to Dharapani

Day-17

Departure from Kathmandu

8. Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek

Trip Facts

Maximum Elevation

3,770m at Lo Manthang

Trek Duration

15 days

Trek Category

Easy to Moderate

Accommodation Type

Teahouse

Best Season

March-May, and October- November

One of Nepal's best treks, Upper Mustang Trek, will take you to Mustang's ancient Buddhist kingdom called Lo Manthang. It takes around two weeks to complete the trek, and the trip starts and ends in Kathmandu. The trek is moderately difficult. Since Upper Mustang lies in the rain shadow area of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges, you can trek here in the monsoon season.

Upper Mustang features a landscape similar to that of Tibetan plateaus. You will see arid hills against the backdrop of soaring snowcapped mountains. Marvel at the awe-inspiring views of towering mountains like Annapurna, Nigiri, and Dhaulagiri. It is culturally similar to Tibetan Buddhism as well. It was isolated from the world for a long time, and it evolved its distinct culture and tradition. You will be walking past Gompas, chortens, prayer flags, mani walls, and ancient monasteries. Moreover, you will get to closely observe the daily lives of locals where Buddhism is more like a way of life than a religion.

Recommended Read: Upper Mustang Trek - A Complete Guide

Outline Itinerary

Day-1

Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day-2

Fly to Jomsom and hike to Kagbeni

Day-3

Trek to Chele

Day-4

Trek to Syangmoche

Day-5

Trek to Ghami

Day-6

Trek to Charang

Day-7

Trek to Lo Manthang

Day-8

Excursion of Lo Manthang

Day-9

Trek to Yara

Day-10

Trek to Tangbe

Day-11

Trek Tangbe to Tetang

Day-12

Trek to Muktinath

Day-13

Trek to Jomsom

Day-14

Return to Pokhara by flight

Day-15

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

9. Makalu Base Camp Trek

Makalu Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

Maximum Elevation

4,900m at Makalu Base Camp

Trek Duration

24 days

Trek Category

Moderate to Difficult

Accommodation Type

Local Teahouse

Best Season

March-May, and October- November

A remote trek to Makalu Base Camp is one of the best treks in Nepal.  It’s one of the best remote wilderness treks of Nepal, where you can experience solitude. You can do this trek in 24 days, and the trip starts and ends in Kathmandu. It is graded as strenuous in terms of difficulty so that experienced trekkers will enjoy this trek.

You will be trekking on the foothills of the fifth highest mountain in the world, Makalu. The trek passes through Makalu Barun National Park. Further, you will get a chance to bask in the stunning view of the Kangshung face of Everest.

Trekking to the Makalu Base Camp will reward you with a panoramic view of Everest and neighboring mountains. Your trek route passes through terraced farmland, glaciers, and waterfall. Also, you will get to witness daily life in the remote region of Nepal. Get an insight into the rural life of ethnic groups like Rai and Sherpas. Moreover, Sherpas are the descendants of Tibetan people, and their culture and tradition are similar to that of Tibetan Buddhists.

Recommended Read: Trekking In Makalu Region Of Nepal

Outline Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2

Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 3

Fly to Tumlingtar and drive to Chichila

Day 4

Trek to Num

Day 5

Trek to Seduwa via the Arun River

Day 6

Trek to Tashigaon

Day 7

Trek to Khongma Danda

Day 8

Acclimatization day in Khongma Danda

Day 9

Trek to Dobate via Shipton La

Day 10

Trek to Yangle Kharka

Day 11

Trek to Langmale Kharka

Day 12

Acclimatization day at Langmale Kharka

Day 13

Trek to Sherson

Day 14

Trek to Makalu Base Camp

Day 15

Day walk around Makalu Base Camp

Day 16

Begin return trip; trek to Yangle Kharka

Day 17

Trek to Dobate

Day 18

Trek to Khongma Danda

Day 19

Trek to Tashigaon

Day 20

Trek to Seduwa

Day 21

Trek to Num

Day 22

Drive to Tumlingtar

Day 23

Fly to Kathmandu

Day 24

Final departure from Kathmandu

10. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

Maximum Elevation

5,140 at Kanchenjunga Base Camp

Trek Duration

24 days

Trek Category

Moderate to difficult

Accommodation Type

Local Teahouse

Best Season

March-May, and October- November

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is one of the best treks in remote eastern Nepal. If you are up to some challenges and wish to enjoy a trek in seclusion, then this trek will be perfect for you. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is graded as strenuous and experienced trekkers will enjoy this trek in terms of difficulty. The trip starts and ends in Kathmandu, and you can complete this trek in around 24 days. The trek is in a restricted area, so you need to be trekking in a group of at least two people and a trekking guide.

Walk in the shadows of the third highest peak in the world Kanchenjunga region, located in Nepal and India. You will get to explore the North as well as south base camps of Kanchenjunga. Savor the majestic views of the four highest mountains globally, including Kanchenjunga, Everest, Makalu, and Lhotse.

Enjoy a wilderness trek and walk through dense forest filled with rhododendron, pine, and juniper trees. Further, you will be trekking through the jungle, which is home to snow leopard, musk deer, blue sheep, and others. The trek will show you the cultural diversity of Nepal, and you will get to interact with people from Sherpa, Rai, and Limbu ethnic groups.

Recommended Read: Kanchenjunga Region Trekking - 5 Best Treks

Outline Itinerary

Day-1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day-2

Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation

Day-3

Kathmandu to Biratnagar by flight  and  drive to Mitlung via Taplejung

Day-4

Trek to Chirwa

Day-5

Trek to Sekathum

Day-6

Trek to Amjilowa

Day-7

Trek to Gyabla

Day-8

Trek to Ghunsa

Day-9

Acclimatization Day-at Ghunsa

Day-10

Trek to Khambachen

Day-11

Trek from Khambachen to Lhonak

Day-12

Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp

Day-13

Trek to Ghunsa

Day-14

Trek to Selele Camp

Day-15

Trek to Tseram

Day-16

Trek to Ramche

Day-17

Rest day in Ramche and day trek to Oktang viewpoint

Day-18

Ramche to Dorongdin

Day-19

Trek from Dorongdin to Yamphudin

Day-20

 Trek from Yamphudin to Ponphe

Day-21

Trek from Ponphe to Lali Kharka

Day-22

Trek from Lali Kharka to Suketar and drive to Biratnagar

Day-23

Fly to Kathmandu

Day-24

International flight from Kathmandu

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11. Khopra Ridge Trek

Khopra Ridge Trek

Maximum Elevation

4,500m Khayer Lake

Trek Duration

10 days

Trek Category

Easy to Moderate

Accommodation Type

Teahouse

Best Season

March-May, and October- November

Khopra Ridge trek is one of the best treks, which rewards you with stunning Himalayan views in a short time. Since it is an off-the-beaten-path trek, you can enjoy solitude while trekking. It is one of the easy treks to Nepal, which is best as an introductory trek and family trek with kids. You can complete this trek in around 10 days, and it starts and ends in Kathmandu.

The trek offers you a chance to witness two towering mountains over 8,000m Dhaulagiri and Manaslu. Moreover, you will get a chance to bask in the majestic views of mountains, including Annapurna Massif, Hiunchuli, and others. You will be trekking past picturesque Nepalese hillside villages. Further, you will be trekking to sacred Khayer Lake, which is near Mount Annapurna South. You will also be watching magical sunrises from the vantage points of Poon Hill and Muldai Viewpoint.

Outline Itinerary

Day-1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day-2

Fly to Pokhara and hike to Ghandruk

Day-3

Trek to Dobato

Day-4

Trek to Khopra Ridge

Day-5

Hike to Lake Khayer

Day-6

Trek to Swanta Village

Day-7

Trek to Ghorepani

Day-8

 Hike to Poon Hill

Day-9

Fly to Kathmandu

Day-10

 Final Departure from Kathmandu

12. Everest Three High Passes Trek

Everest Three High Passes Trek

Maximum Elevation

5,500m at Kala Patthar

Trek Duration

20 days

Trek Category

Moderate to Difficult

Accommodation Type

Teahouse

Best Season

March-May, and October- November

Everest Three High Passes Trek is one of the best treks in Nepal and falls on the choice of experienced trekkers. The trip starts and ends in Kathmandu, and you can complete it in around 20 days. The trek is graded as a moderate to difficult trek. Traversing three high mountain passes like Renjo La Pass, Cho La Pass, Kongma La Pass will fuel the adventure junkie within you.

Tread alongside the pristine turquoise-colored Gokyo Lakes and marvel at the gorgeous panoramic view of the Himalayas from Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri. Since it is a challenging trek, the trekking route is less crowded, and you will get to enjoy solitude while trekking. Moreover, you will get an insight into rich Sherpa culture and tradition, which is akin to Tibetan Buddhism. 

Outline Itinerary

Day-1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day-2

Fly to Lukla and hike to Phakding

Day-3

Trek to Namche

Day-4

Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

Day-5

Trek to Pangboche’

Day-6

Side Hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp and back to Pangboche

Day-7

Trek to Dingboche

Day-8

Acclimatization hike to Nagarjun Hill and back to Dingboche

Day-9

Trek to Chukkung

Day-10

Trek to Lobuche via Kongma La Pass

Day-11

Trek to Gorak Shep and hike to EBC

Day-12

Hike to Kala Patthar and trek to Dzongla

Day-13

Trek to Thaknak

Day-14

Trek to Gokyo

Day-15

Hike to Gokyo Ri

Day-16

Trek to Lumde

Day-17

Trek to Namche

Day-18

Trek to Lukla

Day-19

Fly to Kathmandu

Day-20

Final Departure

13. Gokyo Lakes And Gokyo Valley

Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Valley

Maximum Elevation

5,357 m at Gokyo Ri

Trek Duration

14 days

Difficulty

Moderate to difficult

Accommodation Type

Teahouse

Best Season

March-May and October- November

Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Valley trek is perfect if you want to explore the Everest region's beauty beyond the regular Everest Base Camp Trek. Since the trek is challenging, experienced trekkers will enjoy it. You can complete the trek in around 13 days, and the trip starts and ends in Kathmandu. Enjoy one of Nepal's best treks with unparalleled views of towering mountains, glaciers, high altitude lakes of the Everest region.

With Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Valley trek, you will get to enjoy a trek in seclusion. Bask in the soul-stirring beauty of turquoise Gokyo Lakes. Moreover, Gokyo Lakes is a composition of six water bodies or lakes in the Gokyo Valley inside UNESCO-listed Sagarmatha National Park. Stand at the foot of the 6th highest mountain in the world Cho Oyu and witness the longest glacier in the Himalayas, the Ngozumpa glacier. Savor the panoramic view of mountains like Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu from Gokyo Ri.

Outline Itinerary

Day-1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day-2

Fly to Lukla and hike to Phakding

Day-3

Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day-4

Acclimatization Day-at Namche Bazaar

Day-5

Trek to Phortse Thanga

Day-6

Trek to Machhermo

Day-7

Trek to Gokyo

Day-8

Morning hike to Gokyo Ri

Day-9

Trek to Lumde via Renjo La Pass

Day-10

Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day-11

Trek to Lukla

Day-12

Fly to Kathmandu

Day-13

Contingency/Free Day in Kathmandu

Day-14

Final Departure

14. Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo Trek

Maximum Elevation

5,306 m at Kang La Pass

Trek Duration  

27 days

Difficulty

Difficult to Challenge

Accommodation Type

Camping/Tent

Best Season

March-May and October- November

Upper Dolpo Trek is one of the best treks of Nepal, which will take you to the remote North West region. You will be trekking in an area between the Mount Dhaulagiri range and the Tibetan Plateaus.  It is a challenging trek that falls under the choice of experienced trekkers. You can complete this trek in around 27 days, and the trip starts and ends in Kathmandu. You cannot trek independently in the Dolpo region, and you need to trek in a group and a guide.

Dolpo region lies on the Tibetan border of Nepal, and it resembles Tibet in terms of culture and landscape. You will be trekking in Shey Phoksundo National Park, rich in exotic Himalayan flora and fauna. The national park is home to Snow Leopard, rare Himalayan Blue Sheep, Himalayan Black bear, etc. Moreover, pay a visit to the ancient Buddhist monastery located at Crystal Mountain's base, whose cliffs contain marine fossils and quartz.  You will get a chance to get a closer look into the local culture, which is similar to Tibetan Buddhism.

Outline Itinerary

Day-1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day-2

Explore Kathmandu and trek preparation

Day-3

Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

Day-4

Fly to Juphal and hike to Dunai

Day-5

Trek from Dunai to Chhepka

Day-6

Trek from Chhepka to Chunuwar 

Day-7

Trek from Chunuwar to Phoksundo Lake

Day-8

Acclimatization Day

Day-9

Trek from Phoksundo Lake to Sallaghari

Day-10

Trek from Sallaghari to Nagdalo La HC

Day-11

Trek from Nagdalo High Camp to Shey Gompa via Nagdalo La Pass

Day-12

Trek from Shey Gompa to Namgung Gompa

Day-13

Trek from Namgung Gompa to Saldang

Day-14

Day Hike from Saldang to Yanjer Gompa

Day-15

Trek from Saldang to Komash Village

Day-16

Trek from Komash Village to Shimen

Day-17

Trek from Shimen to Tinje

Day-18

Trek from Tinje to Yak Kharka

 Day-19

Trek from Yak Kharka to Tokyu

Day-20

Trek from Tokyu to Dho Tarap

Day-21

Trek from Dho Tarap to Nawarpani 

Day-22

Trek from Nawarpani to Laisicap

Day-23

Trek from Laisicap to Dunai

Day-24

Trek from Dunai to Juphal

Day-25

Fly from Juphal to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj

Day-26

Free Day in Kathmandu

Day-27

Final Departure from Kathmandu

15. Nar Phu Valley Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

Maximum Elevation

5,306 m at Kang La Pass

Trek Duration

12 days

Difficulty

Moderate to Difficult

Accommodation Type

Teahouse

Best Season

March-May and October- November

Nar Phu Valley Trek is a rare chance to witness the unspoiled wilderness of the Himalayas in Nepal. It is tucked between the Annapurna and Manaslu region and offers a memorable trekking experience in Nepal's remote region. You can complete this trek in around 12 days, and the trip begins and ends in Kathmandu. The trek is graded as a demanding trek, and experienced trekkers will enjoy the trek.

The trek will reward you with spectacular views of mountains like Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, and others.  Moreover, you will be crossing the challenging Kang La Pass, which offers the panoramic view of Annapurna Massif. You will get an insight into the mountain culture of Bhotias, which is least touched by modernization. Further, you will also get an insight into medieval Tibetan culture. Trekking past colorful Tibetan chortens, mani stones, and hiking past deep canyons and gorges will make a lasting impression.

Outline Itinerary

Day-1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day-2

Explore Kathmandu and trek preparation

Day-3

Drive from Kathmandu to Koto

Day-4

Trek to Meta

Day-5

Trek to Phu

Day-6

Acclimatization Day-in Phu

Day-7

Trek to Nar Phedi

Day-8

Trek to Nar

 Day-9

Trek to Ngawal via Kangla La Pass

Day-10

Trek to Pisang and Drive to Besisahar

Day-11

Drive to Kathmandu

Day-12

Final Departure

Trek With A Trusted Travel Company

When trekking in the Himalayas for weeks, you must choose a reliable and trustworthy travel company. Make sure to deal with an experienced team, from the consultant to the guide, who can reflect on your choice and freedom. A professional travel consultant will assist you throughout your trip, addressing all your queries promptly and efficiently. And a knowledgeable and experienced guide will ensure you enjoy your journey and return home with beautiful memories. 

With more than two decades of experience in catering client-focused service to travelers worldwide, we can now proudly say that we are the leading travel and tour operator in the Himalayas. Our years of experience have earned us loyal clients, positive reviews, and feedback. Any trip with us is labeled with guaranteed departure, the highest standard of safety operations, and a high success rate. We take pride in offering the highest standards of services.

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  • Author: Anjali Kansakar
  • Posted on: Friday Sep 11, 2020


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About Author - Anjali Kansakar

Anjali Kansakar chose to pursue a career in writing. Following her passion for writing, she wrote for web magazines and NGOs before joining Third Rock Adventures writing team. She enjoys traveling, loves to see new places and enjoys putting her experience into words. Her love for traveling has taken her to the hills and mountains.

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