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20 New Trekking Routes in Nepal

  • Author: Naba Raj Amgai
  • Posted on: Wed Jan 27, 2021
20 New Trekking Routes in Nepal

Nepal has been a prime location for trekking, particularly in the Himalayan region, since 1965 when it was first introduced by explorer Colonel Jimmy Roberts. Certain trekking routes in Annapurna and Everest region have amassed high popularity ever since. Hence, nowadays these trails often tend to be overcrowded.

As an alternative option to these popular treks, new trekking routes have been identified. As per the initiative of Nepal Government to promote tourism, the restriction to travel to some remote destination have also been lifted. For an instance, traveling to the once forbidden kingdom of Upper Mustang is now possible. Moreover, advancements like commutable roads and tea house services have given rise to virgin trekking trails in the 20th century like Numbur, Tsum Valley, Limi Valley, Machhapuchhare Base Camp, Rara, Pikey Peak, Dudh Kunda, and more.

If you want to explore fresh trails, lonely villages, and distinct cultures, then the New trekking routes in Nepal, mentioned below, are best suited for you. Depending upon your physical fitness and time availability you can choose from these recently opened Nepal trek packages, spanning from 8 days to 26 days. The fresh trekking routes have been introduced in some of the best trekking places in Nepal like the Everest/Khumbu, Annapurna, Mahabharat Range, Mustang, and Rolwaling.

Following are the 20 New Trekking Routes in Nepal: 

1. Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts and Overview

Region:

Annapurna

Duration:

8 days

Maximum Elevation:

4,250m/13,943ft at Mardi Himal Base Camp

Difficulty:

Easy to Moderate

Accommodation:

Lodge Trek

Best time to go:

March, April, May,  September, October, November, December

Mardi Himal Base Camp route is a short, easy, and better alternative if you seek an unfrequented trekking option in Annapurna Region. This trek is quickly gaining popularity among internal and external tourists ever since it was introduced in 2012. The virgin trail incorporates visit to remote ethnic villages and observe views of the high mountains in the Annapurna region, in as little as a week.

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara then ride to Kande. A hike to Australian Camp will offer vivid Himalayan scenery. Pass through thick rhododendron and oak forests to Forest Camp then Low Camp. Alternatively, you can also visit Badal Danda. From there reach the high camp then hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp. Views of imposing Mardi Himal, Mt. Machhapuchhare, and Annapurna Massif. The off-beat track heads to Low Camp then Siddhing village and off to Kathmandu via Pokhara.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport then Transfer to Hotel

Day 2:           

Drive to Pokhara (6 to 8 hours), then a Taxi ride to Kande (1,770m/5,807ft, 1 hour), Hike to Australian Camp (1,890m/6,200ft, 1 and half hours)

Day 3:

Trek from Australia Camp to Forest Camp (2,520m/8,267ft, 6 hours)

Day 4:

Trek from Forest Camp to Low Camp (2,970m) or Badal Danda (3,268m/10,721ft, 3 to 4 hours)

Day 5:

Trek from Bardal Danda to High Camp (3,540m/11,614ft, 3 and half hours)

Day 6:

Trek from High camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,250m/13,943ft) then trek back to Low Camp (7 hours)

Day 7:

Trek from Low Camp to Siddhing (1,700m/5,577ft, 6 hours walk) then drive to Pokhara (3 hours)

Day 8:

Flight to Kathmandu and Final Departure

2. Annapurna Kopra Ridge and Khayer Lake Trek

Annapurna Kopra Ridge and Khayer Lake Trek

Trip Facts and Overview

Region:

Annapurna

Duration:

11 days

Maximum Elevation:

4,660m/15,288ft at Khayer Lake

Difficulty:

Easy to Moderate

Accommodation:

Tea House

Best time to go:

March, April, May, September, October, November, December

Annapurna Kopra Ridge trek and Khayer Lake trekking is an exotic Annapurna trekking route in the northern valley of Pokhara. The recently opened 11 days community Tea House trek contains all elements of classic Annapurna region treks but in the remote untrodden areas.

Start away by driving to Nayapul near Pokhara city then trek to Tikhedhunga. Passing ethnic Chhetri and Gurung villages, and lush forests head to Ghorepani. Then hike up to Khopra Danda ridge offering views of Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Mt. Fishtail among 22 mountains. Visit the beautiful Khayer Lake and Temple. Descend to the ethnic Gurung settlements of Dobato and Kiimche. Drive off to Kathmandu from Pokhara city to conclude the trek.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrival in Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel

Day 2:

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m/2,713ft, 6 to 8 hours)

Day 3:              

Drive from Pokhara  to Nayapul (1050m/3,444ft,),  Trek to Tirkhedhunga (1,577m/5,173ft, 4 and half hours) via Birethanti 1065m/3,494ft)

Day 4:

Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675m/8,776ft, 6 hours)

Day 5:

Trek from Ghorepani to Upper Chistibung (3,000m/9,842ft, 6 hours)

Day 6:

Trek from Upper Chistibung to Khopra Danda (3,640m/11,942ft, 4 hours)

Day 7:

Trek from Khopra Danda to Khayer Lake (4660m/15,288ft) and back to Khopra (8 hours)

Day 8:

Trek from Khopra Danda to Dobato (3,438m/11,279ft, 5 hours)

Day 9:

Trek from Dobato to Kimche village (1640m/5,380ft, 6 hours) via Ghandruk

Day 10:

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (7 hours)

Day 11:

Final Departure from Kathmandu

3. Machhapuchhare Base Camp Trek

Machhapuchhare Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts and Overview

Region:

Annapurna

Duration:

13 days

Maximum Elevation:

4,000m/13,123ft at Machhapuchhare Base Camp

Difficulty:

Easy to Moderate

Accommodation:

Tea house

Best time to go:

March, April, May, September, October, November, December

Machhapuchhare Base Camp Trek is a newly introduced trekking route by TAAN, Pokhara in the Annapurna region. The 13 days trek traverses through ethnic villages and campsites amidst forest to the lap of Mt. Machhapuchhare.

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Trek begins from Hemja Milanchok, a short driving distance from Pokhara, to Anante Thati village. From there pass Ribhan village then ascend forward to Khumai ridge towards the Campsite. From there hike towards Machhapuchhare Base Camp. On a clear day, the summit of Mt. Macchapuchre will be seen in full glory. You will be offered 360-degree views of Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung near the base camp. Take a descend to Pilicho Camp then to Karuwa and Ghachok alongside Seti River. Head back to Pokhara via Hamja Milanchok and drive to Kathmandu city.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel then sightseeing tour

Day 2:

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m/2,713ft, 6 to 8 hours)

Day 3:

Drive from Pokhara to Hemja Milanchok (20 minutes)

Day 4:

Trek from Anante Thati (1100m/3,608ft) to Lalka (2250m) via Ribhan Village

Day 5:

Trek from Lalka to Khumai Danda (3245m/10,646ft, 7 hours)

Day 6:

Trek from Khumai Danda to Campsite (3699m/12,135ft, 6 hours)

Day 7:

Trek from Campsite to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (4000m/13,123ft, 5 hours)

Day 8:

Trek from Machhapuchhare Base Camp to Pilicho Camp (2900m/9,514ft, 6 hours)

Day 9:

Trek from Pilicho Camp to Karuwa (1380m/4,527ft, 4 hours)

Day 10:

Trek from Karuwa to Ghachok (1254m/4,114ft, 5 hours)

Day 11:

Trek from Ghachok to Hamja Milanchok then drive back to Pokhara.

Day 12:

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (7 hours)

Day 13:

Final Departure from Kathmandu

4. Tamang Heritage Trail

Tamang Heritage Trail

Trip Facts and Overview

Region:

Langtang

Duration:

14

Maximum Elevation:

4,984/16,352ft at Tserko Ri

Difficulty:

Easy to Moderate

Accommodation:

Home Stay and Tea House

Best time to go:

March, April, May, September, October, November, December

Tamang Heritage Trek is best for trekkers who want to experience the rich and distinct culture and traditions of Tamang settlers residing in the Langtang Valley of Nepal. The new trekking route opened to visitors only in 2004. It was previously a restricted area. The unique trail passes ancient Tamang villages, heads to Kyangjin Gompa Monastery, and crosses the high pass of Tserko Ri. In essence, it is an all-inclusive adventure in Central Nepal.

After begin driven to Syabrubesi, pass through villages of Gatlang, Tatopani, Thuman, and Briddim to reach Lama Hotel. From there on head to Langtang village. Get to interact with the Tamang community, immerse into their cultures and heritage. Visit the local heritage site of Kyangjin Gompa. Proceed to the Tserko Ri pass then back to Lama Hotel. Trek to Syabrubesi and drive off to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel.

Day 2:

Local Bus Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi Village (1500m/4921ft, 9 hours)

Day 3:

Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2,238m/7342ft, 5 to 6 hours)

Day 4:

Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani (2,607m/8,553ft, 6 to 7 hours)

Day 5:

Trek from Tatopani to Thuman (2,338m/7,670ft) via Brimdang and Nagthali (3,165m,7 hours)

Day 6:

Trek from Thuman to Briddim (2,229m/7,312ft, 6 hours)

Day 7:

Trek Briddim to Lama hotel (2,480m/8136ft, 6 hours)

Day 8:

Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft, 6 hours) via Ghortabela

Day 9:

Trek from Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,830m/12,566ft, 4 hours)

Day 10:

Excursion day in Kyangjin Gompa (3,830m/12,566ft) and a visit to Tserko Ri (4984/16,352ft)

Day 11:

Trek Kyangjin to Lama Hotel (5 hours)

Day 12:

Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi (5 hours)

Day 13:

Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu (9 hours)

Day 14:

Final Departure from Kathmandu

5. Mahabharat Rhododendron Trek

Machhapuchhare Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts and Overview

Region:

Mahabharat Himalayan Range, Gauri Shanker Conservation Area

Duration:

8 days

Maximum Elevation:

2,900m/9,514ft at Gode Chuli

Difficulty:

Easy

Starting/Ending points:

Drive from Kathmandu to Dumja/ Drive from Sipali to Kathmandu

Accommodation:

Homestay and Camping

Best time to go:

Mid-February to April

Mahabharat Rhododendron Trek is a short trek in the desolate trekking region of the Mahabharat Himalayan Range in eastern Timal region of Nepal. It was recently introduced by TAAN in 2013.  Following the ancient Mahabharat range, the trek takes you to virgin rhododendron forests with scenic Himalayas in the backdrop.

Trek begins from Dumja village and heads to Khani ridge. From thereon pass-through ancient settlements of Phurse Danda and Jugepani while intermingling with locals. Morning hike to Gode Chuli through rhododendron clad forest offers views of high standing mountains, even Mt. Everest! Return to Jugepani after the amazing hike. Head to Chaitepani, Bumechuli, and Sipali villages then drive off to Kathmandu to conclude the trip.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:           

Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to the hotel, then shopping in Thamel

Day 2:

Drive from Kathmandu to Dumja (5 hours) and hike to Khani Danda (3 hours).

Day 3:

Trek from Khani Danda to Phurse Danda (2,700m/8,858ft) to enjoy Himalayan scenery

Day 4:

Trek from Phursa Danda to Jugepani (2,500m/8,202ft)

Day 5:

Early morning hike to Gode Chuli (2,900m/9,514ft), Return to Jugepani then Trek to Chaitepani

Day 6:

Trek from Chaitepani to Bumechuli (2,800m/9,1856ft)

Day 7:

Trek to Sipali (2000m/6,561ft)

Day 8:

Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to the International Airport.

6. Lower Khumbu Pikey Peak Trek

Lower Khumbu Pikey Peak Trek

Trip Facts and Overview

Region:

Khumbu/Everest

Duration:

10 days

Maximum Elevation:

4065m/13330Ft at Pike Peak Summit

Difficulty:

Easy to Moderate

Accommodation:

Tea House

Best time to go:

March to May and September to December

Lower Khumbu Pikey Peak Trek is a lesser-known remote village trek in the Khumbu region offering views of the highest mountain of the world, Mt. Everest. If you are opting for a different experience around the Solukhumbu region then this virgin trail trek is designed for you. The major highlight of the trek is the bold immersion into the culture and traditions of Buddhist religion and trekking to the heights of Pikey Peak.

Unlike typical Everest treks, this trek begins in the Sirse village and passes to the remote wilderness of Wapchu, Baudha villages. Visit the Kil Khor Ding Gompa, a 200-year-old monastery then trek to Pikey Peak. After enjoying the views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Everest, Numbur, and Gaurishankar, head to Gole, Bhandar the Kathmandu city.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:        

Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel stroll around Thamel street

Day 2:

Drive from Kathmandu to Sirse (600m/1,968ft, 11 hours)

Day 3:

Trek from Sirse to Wapchu (1,300m/4,265ft, 4 hours)

Day 4:

Trek from Wapchu to Baudha (7 hours)

Day 5:

Trek from Baudha to 200-year-old Kil Khor Ding Gompa (3,200m/10,498ft, 6 hours)

Day 6:

Trek from Kil Khor Ding Gompa to Pikey Peak (3,600m/11,811ft, 7 hours)

Day 7:

Trek from Pikey Peak to Gole (6 hours)

Day 8:

Trek from Gole to Bhandar (5 hours)

Day 9:

Drive from Bhandar to Kathmandu (11 hours)

Day 10:

Final Departure from Kathmandu

7. Manaslu Base Camp Lodge Trek

Manaslu Base Camp Lodge Trek

Trip Facts and Overview

Region:

Manaslu

Duration:

16 days

Maximum Elevation:

5,160m/16,929ft at Larkya La Pass

Difficulty:

Moderate to Difficult

Accommodation:

Lodge/Tea house

Best time to go:

March, April, May, September, October, November, December

Grab the opportunity to visit the base camp of the world’s eighth highest mountain, Mt. Manaslu via the Manaslu Base Camp Lodge Trek. This 16-day trek is a relatively new trek where the Tea Houses/lodge services were available only since 2010 as an alternative to camping. After the advancement in services, this trek has gradually gained popularity for Himalayan scenery, challenging pass, visit Base Camp, and experiencing Tibetan culture.

After a drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola, trek initiates to villages of Macha Khola, Jagat, Dang, and Namrung. Intermingle with the Buddhist locals in Lho village and Samagaon is influenced largely by Tibetan culture. Head to Manaslu Base Camp, from where views of Mt. Manaslu, Himchuli, and Ganesh Himal are closely visible. Explore Birendra Lake then head to Dharamsala and the adventurous Larkya La high pass at 5160m/16,929ft. The trail then descends to Dharapani and off to Pokhara via Besisahar.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: 

Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport then transfer to your Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2:

Free day in Kathmandu for cultural sightseeing in Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square

Day 3:

Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat then Jeep Drive to Soti Khola (730m/2,395ft, 8 hours)

Day 4:

Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m/3,051ft, 6 hours)

Day 5:

Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1,410m/4,625ft, 8 hours)

Day 6:

Trek from Jagat to Dang (1,800m/5,905ft, 6 hours)

Day 7:

Trek from Dang to Namrung (2,660m/8,727ft, 6 hours)

Day 8:

Trek from Namrung to Lho (3,180m/10,433ft, 4 hour)

Day 9:

Trek from Lho to Samagaon (3,530m/11,581ft, 4 hours)

Day 10:

Acclimatization Day, visit Manaslu Basecamp (4800m/15,748ft) and Birendra Tal, then head back to Samagaon

Day 11:

Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3,875m/12,713ft, 4 hours)

Day 12:

Trek from Samdo to Dharamasala (4,460m/14,632ft, 4 hours)

Day 13:            

Trek from Dharamsala to Larkya La High Pass (5,160m/16,929ft) & Overnight stay a Bimthang (3,590m/11,778ft, 11 hours)

Day 14:

Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1,963m/6,440m, 9 hours)

Day 15:

Drive from Dharapani to Besisahar then to Kathmandu (10 hours)

Day 16:

Final departure from Kathmandu

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8. Rara Lake Trek

Rara Lake Trek

Trip Facts and Overview

Region:

Rara (Mid-Western)

Duration:

17 days

Maximum Elevation:

3,190m/10,465ft at Gorosingha

Difficulty:

Easy to Moderate

Accommodation:

Tea House and home stay

Best time to go:

September to November and arch to May

One of the most pristine lakes in Nepal, Rara is located in the mid-western region in the Rara National Park. The virgin trekking route is best characterized by green coniferous forests trails with rare wildlife and majestic view of Rara Lake.

Trek starts from Jumla after a flight from Nepalgunj. The offbeat track passes villages of Uthugaon, Danphe Lagna, Dhotu until finally reaching the amazing Rara Lake. The silent blue lake perfectly reflects the surrounding hills and mountains on its surface. Head to Sinja Valley then back to Jumla for a flight back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj. Rara Lake Trekking is indeed a trip to heaven in the remote Sinja valley and Rara National Park.  

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel.

Day 2:

Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (50 minutes)

Day 3:

Flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2,370m/7,775ft, 20 minutes)

Day 4:

Trek from Jumla to Uthugaon (2,530m/8300ft)

Day 5:

Trek from Uthugaon to Danphe Lagna (3,500m/11,482ft)

Day 6:

Trek from Danphe Lagna to Chautha (2,770m/9087ft)

Day 7:

Trek from Chautha to Dhotu (2,380m/7,808ft)

Day 8:

Trek from Dhotu to Rara Lake (2,990m/9810ft)

Day 9:

Excursion and Rest day in Rara Lake

Day 10:

Trek from Rara Lake to Gorosingha (3,190m/10,465ft, 5 hours)

Day 11:

Trek from Gorosingha to Sinja (2,440m/8,005ft)

Day 12:

Trek from Sinja to Jaljala Chaur (3,270m/10,728ft)

Day 13:

Trek from Jaljala Chaur to Jumla (2,370m/7,775ft)

Day 14:

Flight from Jumla to Nepalgunj

Day 15:

Flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

Day 16:

Rest day in Kathmandu

Day 17:

Final Departure from the International Airport, Kathmandu

9. Indigenous People Trail Trek in Rolwaling Valley

ndigenous People Trail Trek in Rolwaling Valley

Trip Facts and Overview

Region:

Rolwaling Valley

Duration:

10 days

Maximum Elevation:

3,146m/10,321ft at Kholakharka

Difficulty:

Easy

Accommodation:

Lodge and Home Stay

Best time to go:

March, April, May, September, October, November, December, January, and February

Indigenous People Trail trek offers a unique experience in the culturally diverse Rolwaling valley of Nepal. In 10 days, trek was opened recently to promote the culture and lifestyle of indigenous settlements of Sherpa, Newar, Thami, Tamang, Yolmo, and Majhi communities.

Commence your journey with a drive from Kathmandu to Dhunge then head to Surkey through the Sailung forest. Passing rhododendron clad forest with views of the Himalayas and Mahabharat Range reach Khandevi and visit the temple. The trail leads to Hiledevi to enjoy an ethnic Yolmo cultural program. Trek gets even more exciting as you reach Lubughat to enjoy the ethnic Majhi cultural performance. Conclude the trek in Nepalthok then drive off to Kathmandu via Dhulikhel.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:        

Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, cultural tour to Kathmandu Durbar Square

Day 2:

Drive from Kathmandu to Mudhe / Dhunge (2,500m/8,202ft, 4 hours)

Day 3:

Trek from Mudhe/Dhunge to Kholakharka (3,146m/10,321ft, 4 hours)

Day 4:

Trek from Kholakharka to Surkey (4 and half hours) via Sailung forest

Day 5:

Trek from Surkey to Doramba via Tinghare (4 hours)

Day 6:

Trek from Doramba to Galba, then to Khandadevi (4 and half hours)

Day 7:

Trek from Khandadevi to Hiledevi (4 hours)

Day 8:

Trek from Hiledevi to Lubughat village (4 hours) and attend Majhi Cultural performance

Day 9:

Trek from Lunughat to Nepalthok then Dhulikhel, Drive to Kathmandu

Day 10:

Final Departure from Kathmandu

10. Machhapuchhare Model Trek

Machhapuchhare Model Trek

Trip Facts and Overview

Region:

Annapurna

Duration:

12 days

Maximum Elevation:

3699m/12,135ft at Kharka

Difficulty:

Easy to Moderate

Accommodation:

Lodge/Camping

Best time to go:

March, April, October, November

If you have been to the Annapurna region before but want a newfangled experience, then the Machhapuchhare Model Trek is for you. This trekking route was inaugurated in 2009 by the Swiss Ambassador to Nepal, Thomas Gass. Ever since then, trekkers have got an opportunity to plunge into the lifestyle of the northern villages of the Kaski district by passing through lush forests. Furthermore, marvel at the panoramic beauty of Mt. Mardi, Mt. Machhapuchhare, and Annapurna Massif.

Trek begins from Lachok, a little further away from Pokhara city. Pass villages of Ribhan, Khumai, Khorchorn, Gibli, Imu Kwiwan inhabited by Gurung Tamang, Magar, Damai, Kami, Brahmins ethnic groups. In Mardi Pool get to interact with the Gurung settlers who have successful preserved their culture and traditions. Trek ends with a trek back to Pokhara then drive to Kathmandu city.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel.

Day 2:

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara City (6 hours)

Day 3:

Drive to Milanchowk, then trek to Lachok and Ribhan (1430m/4691ft, 4 to 5 hours)

Day 4:

Trek from Ribhan to Odane Hill and Chichimle Kharka (2645m/8678ft, 4 to 5 hours)

Day 5:

Trek from Chichimle to Kharka and Khumai (3245m, 5 to 6 hours)

Day 6:

Trek to Khorchorn and Kharka (3699m/12,135ft, 4 to 5 hours)

Day 7:

Trek to Gibli and Tarka

Day 8:

Trek to Imu Kwiwan and Lwanghalel (1460m/4,790ft)

Day 9:

Trek to Mardi Pool (1000m,3,280ft, 6 to 7 hours)

Day 10:

Trek to Pokhara

Day 11:

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (6 to 7 hours)

Day 12:

Final Departure from Kathmandu

11. Dudh Kunda lake Khaling Culture Trails Trek

Dudh Kunda lake Khaling Culture Trails Trek

Trip Facts and Overview

Region:

Everest/Khumbu

Duration:

13 days

Maximum Elevation:

4,560m/14,960ft at Dudh Kunda Lake

Difficulty:

Easy to Moderate

Accommodation:

Home stay and Camping

Best time to go:

March, April, May, October, November

Dudh Kunda Lake Khaling Culture Trails Trek is an experience of the unique taste of culture in the virgin trails of the Khumbu region. The 13 days trek combines a visit to the holy Dudh Kunda Lake sitting in the lap of Mt. Numbur and cultural experiences passing through Khaling Rai and Sherpa settlement.

This less trotted trek begins with a flight to Phaplu village in the Solu region. From there trail takes you past the cheese factory and monasteries in Takshindu village to Beni. Head to the high-altitude sacred lake of Dudh Kunda. Enjoying spectacular views of Numbur, Khatang, and Karyolung peaks head to Sombare village inhabited by the Rai community. Visit the Khaling museum to understand the ancient traditions and culture of Khaling Rai community and witness their Bhume dance, Naghi Puja and Chandi Dance. Head back to Phaplu via Ratnange village and fly back to Kathmandu to conclude the trek.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, sightseeing visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square

Day 2:

Flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu (2,469m/8,100ft, 35 minutes)

Day 3:

Trek from Salleri to Takshindu via Ringmo (4 hours)

Day 4:

Trek from Takshindu to Beni (3972m/13,031ft, 7 hours) via Sahasra

Day 5:

Trek from Beni to Dudh Kunda Lake (4560m/14,960ft, 4 hours)

Day 6:

Trek from Dudh Kunda to Takshindu (3060m/10,039ft, 9 hours)

Day 7:

Takshindu to Thulo Dhunga via Nungthala (7 hours)

Day 8:

Trek from Thulo Dhunga to Sombare (7 hours)

Day 9:

Rest day at Sombare with a visit to Khaling museum

Day 10:

Trek from Sombare to Ratnange via Changmiteng (4 hours)

Day 11:

Trek from Ratnange to Phaplu (2469m/8,100ft, 3 hours)

Day 12:

Flight from Phaplu to Kathmandu (35 minutes) then Cultural Tour to Swayambhunath

Day 13:

Final departure from Kathmandu

12. Badimalika Temple Culture Trek

Badimalika Temple Culture Trek

Trip Facts and Overview

Region:

Bajura and Khaptad National Park, Far Western Nepal

Duration:

13 days  

Maximum Elevation:

4214m/13,825ft at Badimalika Temple

Difficulty:

Easy to Moderate

Starting and ending points:

Drive from Kathmandu to Dhandgad to Dadeldhura/ Drive from Mahendranagar to Kathmandu

Accommodation:

Tea House and Camping

Best time to go:

August (Janai Purnima/ Malika Chaturdashi Festival), September, October, November

Badimalika Temple Culture trek is best for trekkers who want to experience the religious and spiritual side of Nepal in the Far Western region. It was recently launched by TAAN to promote tourism in the less frequented far west. The 13 days itinerary takes you to the pilgrim site of Badimali Temple in the hilltop of Bajura district and passes green Khaptad National Park area.

Drive from Kathmandu takes you to Dhangadi town then to the hills of Dadeldhura. From there trek begins to Jadaga and heads to the settlement of Budhakordha. Through rhododendron adorned forest reach Bhitachhina and Tribeni villages. Finally, trek to Badimalika Temple sitting at an altitude of 4214m/13,825ft and explore the culture of the local people in the Janai Purnima festival. From there descend to Dhalpuri lake then head to Natyeshwori temple. Pass by the Khaptad National Park. The trail descends to Muriya and a drive takes you to Mahendranagar in terai then to Kathmandu city.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:        

Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel then sightseeing tour to Kathmandu Durbar Square

Day 2:

Drive from Kathmandu to Dhandgadi, then drive to Dadeldhura (1745m/5,725ft)

Day 3:

Trek from Dadeldhura to Sanphebagar then to Jadanga (3828m/12,559ft, 6 and half hours)

Day 4:

Trek from Jadanga to Kordha, then to Budakordha (2263m/7,424ft, 6 hours)

Day 5:

Trek from Budakordha to Sotapatan, then Bhitachhina (3,667m/12,030ft, 7 and half hours)

Day 6:

Trek from Bhitachhina to Tribeni (3,870m/12,696ft, 3 hours)

Day 7:

Trek from Tribeni to Badimalika Temple (4,214m/13,825ft, 5 hours)

Day 8:

Trek from Badimalika to Dharmaghar, then Dhalpuri Pokhari (2,556m/8,385ft, 6 and half hours)

Day 9:

Trek from Dhalpuri Pokhari to Lamagada (2,195m/7,201ft, 2 hours)

Day 10:

Trek from Lamagada to Natyeshwori then to Muriya (1008m/3,307ft, 5 and half hours)

Day 11:

Drive from Muriya to Mahendranagar (884m/2,900ft)

Day 12:

Drive from Mahendranagar to Kathmandu

Day 13:

Final departure from Kathmandu

13. Jaljala Temples Trek

Jaljala Temples Trek

Trip Facts and Overview

Region:

Rolpa

Duration:

14 days  

Maximum Elevation:

3,160m/10,367ft at Jaljala

Difficulty:

Easy

Accommodation:

Home stay and local Lodging

Best time to go:

March to May and September to December

The off-beaten Jaljala Temples Trek opened recently in October 2009, offers an amazing view of the green landscape of remote Rolpa district in Mid-Western Nepal. The major highlight of the 14 days trek is visiting the Jaljala Temples revered by local pilgrims. The trail passes indigenous Kham Magar settlements, who inhabit the region and have experienced a long-past war during the Maoist insurgence.

Beginning with a drive to Bhalubang, the trek takes you to Sulichur passing thatched hut and brick settlement. Trail continues to Sulichau, Jelbang, and Bagtare until finally reaching Jaljala. On clear weather, views of the valley below and rolling hills are visible. In Jaljala visit the religious temples of Kailu Baraha, Sahadev Baraha, and Bajya Baraha. Additionally, visit Bhama Cave amidst misty hills. Enjoy the Bhumya festival of the Magar community in Thabang. From there, trek to Uwa and descend to Bhalubang for a drive to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:        

Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, then sightseeing tour to Kathmandu Durbar Square

Day 2:

Drive from Kathmandu to Bhalubang (8 hours)

Day 3:

Drive from Bhalubang to Sulichur (800m/2,624ft, 5 hours)

Day 4:

Trek from Sulichur to Jelbang (1655m/5,429ft, 8 hours)

Day 5:

Trek from Jelbang to Bagtare (5 hours)

Day 6:

Trek from Bagtare to Jaljala (3160m/10,367ft, 5 hours)

Day 7:

Exploration visits to Kailu Baraha, Sahadev Baraha, and Bajya Baraha Temples and Bhama Cave, Jaljala

Day 8:

Trek from Jaljala to Thabang (2,000m/6,561ft, 4 hours)

Day 9:

Enjoy Bhumya Festival and Cultural programs with Magar dances such as Dhikure and Bhumya

Day 10:

Trek from Thabang to Uwa (6 to 7 hours)

Day 11:

Trek from Uwa to Phuliban (3 hours)

Day 12:

Drive from Sulichur to Bhalubang (5 hours)

Day 13:

Drive from Bhalubang to Kathmandu (8 hours)

Day 14:

Final Departure from Tribhuvan International Airport

14. Guerrilla Trail Trek

Guerrilla Trail Trek

Trip Facts and Overview

Region:

Rolpa and Rukum, Western Nepal

Duration:

15 days

Maximum Elevation:

3900m/12,795ft at Dharmapani, Jaljale

Difficulty:

Easy to Moderate

Accommodation:

Home stay , Camping and Lodging

Best time to go:

March, April, May, September, October, November

Guerilla Trail Trek is named after the past 10-year civil movement war in Nepal during the Maoist insurgence. The 15 days trek became a War Tourism Product recently when the trail was framed by American Author Alonzo Lyons. The trail is rich in history and nature with extensive views of peaks like Putha Himal, Dhaulagiri, and Sisne.

Drive from Kathmandu to Beni to start your trek towards Rukum and Rolpa districts in the west. Passing through Takam and Lamsung villages rich in the war history of the long-gone political turmoil. Head to Gurjaghat and Dorpatan. Pass through the ethnic Magar settlement in Tallo Sera towards the marginal Dalit community in Rujhikhola. Continue to Jaljala the weapon training area of the People Liberation Army during the war. From there head to Sulichaur then drive off to Kathmandu city.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, and tour to Kathmandu Durbar Square

Day 2:

Drive from Kathmandu to Beni (830m/2,723ft, 9 hours)

Day 3:

Trek from Beni to Takam (1,665m/5,462ft, 6hours)

Day 4:

Trek from Takam to Lamsung (2,250m/7,381ft, 6 hours)

Day 5:

Trek from Lamsung to Gurjaghat (3,020m/9,908ft, 7 hours)

Day 6:

Trek from Gurjaghat to Dhorpatan (2.860m/9,383ft, 5 hours)

Day 7:

Trek from Dhorpatan to Nisi Dhor (2,620m/8,595ft, 5 hours)

Day 8:

Trek from Nisi to Tallo Sera (7 hours)

Day 9:

Trek from Tallo Sera to Rujhikhola (2,225m/ 7,299ft, 6 hours)

Day 10:

Trek from Rujhikhola to Thabang (2,300m/ 7549ft, 5 hours)

Day 11:

Trek from Thabang to Jaljala (3414m/11,200ft, 5 hours)

Day 12:

Trek from Jajala to Jelbang (6 hours)

Day 13:

Trek from Jelbang to Sulichaur (830m/ 2,723ft, 6 to 7 hours)

Day 14:

Long Drive from Sulichaur to Kathmandu (13 hours)

Day 15:

Final Departure from Kathmandu

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15. Ganga Jamuna Culture Trek

Ganga Jamuna Culture Trek

Trip Facts and Overview

Region:

Ganesh Himal

Duration:

8 days

Maximum Elevation:

3244m/10,643ft at Ganga Jamuna

Difficulty:

Easy to Moderate

Accommodation:

Tea House and Tented Camp

Best time to go:

March, April, May, September, October, November

Ganga Jamuna Culture Trek is a virgin trekking trail in the north western Ganesh Himal region of Nepal. Located in Dahading district, main attraction of the offbeat trail is a visit to the sacred twin waterfalls named Ganga and Jamuna. Furthermore, the trail passes by the diverse ethnic communities of Gurung, Newar, Brahmin, Chhetri, and Magar, all with their distinct traditions and culture. It is best travelled during first week of November when the annual fair is held in Tripura Sundari temple.

From Kathmandu, drive takes you to Dhading Besi for commencement of trek to Jyamrung Danda. Reach all the way to Ganga Jamuna via Karki Gaon. Visit the Tripura Sundari Temple and hike to top of waterfall for close views of Ganesh Himal. Descend to Budathum the Arughat Bazaar. Conclude the trip with a drive to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:                  

Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, stroll around Thamel street

Day 2:

Drive from Kathmandu to Dhading Besi ()3 and half hours) and Trek to Jyamrung Danda (1100m/3,608ft, 3 to 4 hours)

Day 3:

Trek from Jyamrung Danda to Karki Gaon (1,225 m/4,019ft) 4-5 hours

Day 4:

Trek from Karki Gaon to Ganga Jamuna Waterfall (3244m/10,643ft, 3 to 4 hours)

Day 5:

Hike to top of Ganga Jamuna Waterfall

Day 6:

Trek from Ganga Jamuna to Budathum (850m/2,788ft, 3 to 4 hours)

Day 7:

Trek from Budathum to Arughat Bazaar (500m/1,640ft) then drive to Kathamndu (7 hours)

Day 8:  

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for Final Departure

16. Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek

Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek

Trip Facts and Overview

Region:

Everest and Rolwaling

Duration:

18 days

Maximum Elevation:

4,515m/14,812ft at Pach Pokhari

Difficulty:

Easy to Moderate

Accommodation:

Camping/Lodging/Home Stay

Best time to go:

March, April, May, September ,October, and November

Embark on a journey to the recently opened trekking route spanning the Everest and Rolwaling region offering views of Numbur Himal and a memorable visit to one of Nepal’s first cheese factories. The Numbur circuit is for those trekkers who want a piece of heaven in solidarity. For 18 days, trek in the subtropical forest through terraced fields, lakes, with views of Annapurna South, Langtang, Numburchuli, and Gaurishanker in the backdrop.

Drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya, the gateway to Numbur Circuit trek from where trek begins. Follow winter village of Khahare and campsite of Paipakha, Maanendanda, and Jata Pokhari. Walk to Panch Pokhari – 5 small lakes. Then explore the Tare wilderness of the Lhiku Khola valley. From there on the trail leads to the Sherpa village of Lhachhewar. Buy some cheese on the way from the Numbur cheese factories established in 1957. Stroll towards Newari village of Lapchane. Conclude the trek by heading to the market town of Those then to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:

Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal, transfer to hotel and sightseeing tour

Day 2:

Drive from Kathmandu to Shivalaya (1790m/5,872ft, 9 hours)

Day 3:

Trek from Shivalaya to Khahare (2175m/7,135ft, 4 hours)

Day 4:

Trek from Shivalaya to Panipakha (3105m/10,187ft, 4 hours)

Day 5:

Trek from Panipakha to Manedanda (3940m/12926ft, 3 hours)

Day 6:

Trek from Manedanda to Panch Pokhari (4515m/14,812ft, 3 and half hours)

Day 7:

Trek from Panch Pokhari to Tare (4140m/13,582ft, 5 hours)

Day 8:

Exploration and rest day at Tare

Day 9:

Trek from Tare to Ngeju (3,690m/12,106ft, 4 hours)

Day 10:

Exploration and Rest day in Ngeju

Day 11:

Trek from Ngeju to Lhachhewar (2665m/8,743ft, 4 hours)

Day 12:

Trek from Lhachhewar to Kyama (2380m/7,808ft, 4 hours)

Day 13:

Trek from Kyama to Gumdel (2255m/7,398ft, 2 hours)

Day 14:

Trek from Gumdel to Serding (3360m/11,023ft, 3 and half hours)

Day 15:

Trek from Serding to Lapchane (3150m/10,334ft, 5 hours) via Thodung

Day 16:

Trek from Lapchane to Those (1,755m/5,757ft, 3 and half hours)

Day 17:

Drive from Those to Kathmandu (9 hours)

Day 18:

Final Departure from Kathmandu

17. Humla Limi Valley Trek

Humla Limi Valley Trek

Trip Facts and Overview

Region:

Humla

Duration:

20 days

Maximum Elevation:

4,380m/14,370ft at Talung

Difficulty:

Moderate to Difficult

Accommodation:

Tea house, home stay and Camping

Best time to go:

April to November

In the highest northern remote district of Humla, a new trekking route; Limi Valley Trek, was opened for foreigners in 2002. The major highlight of the Humla Limi Valley Trek is the true wilderness area with isolated Bhotias settlements. The mystical land is home to ancient villages and Buddhist monasteries and a peek to the preserved ich culture and elusive Himalayan flora and fauna.

The trip begins with a flight to Simikot from Kathmandu via Nepalgunj. From there trek begins to Dharapuri then continues to Chumsa Khola Valley. Head to the Bhotia settlement at the heart of Limi at Talung, Jang and Halji and Til. Through challenging terrain head to Chumsa Khola via Hilsa. Then reach Simikot via Dharapuri and fly towards Nepalgunj. Then a flight to Kathmandu city settles the amazing trip.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:               

Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel then preparation for Trek 

Day 2:

Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m/492ft, 50 minutes)

Day 3:

Flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot then Trek to Dharapuri (2,270m/7,447ft, 5 to 6 hours)

Day 4:

Trek from Dharapuri to Kermi (2629m/8,625ft, 4 to 5 hours)

Day 5:

Trek from Kermi to Chumsa Khola Valley (3,400m/11,154ft, 5 to 6 hours)

Day 6:

Trek from Chumsa Khola Valley to Dharamshala (4,000m/13,123ft, 6 to 7 hours)

Day 7:

Trek from Dharamshala to Talung (4,380m/14,370ft, 7 to 8 hours)

Day 8:

Trek from Talung to Jang (4,070m/13,353ft, 6 to 7 hours)

Day 9:

Acclimatization and excursion in Jang (2 hours)

Day 10:

Trek from Jang to Halji (3670m/12,040ft, 5 to 6 hours)

Day 11:

Trek from Halji to Til (3,700m/12,139ft, 5 to 6 hours)

Day 12:

Trek from Til to Manepeme (3,970m/13,024ft, 8 to 9 hours)

Day 13:

Trek from Manepeme to Hilsa (3740m/12,270ft, 4 to 5 hours)

Day 14:

Trek from Hilsa to Palbang (3389m/11,118ft, 7 to 8 hours)

Day 15:

Trek from Palbang to Muchu (2929m/9,609ft, 4 to 5 hours)

Day 16:

Trek from Muchu to Chumsa Khola (3,400m/11,154ft, 5 to 6 hours)

Day 17:

Trek from Chumsa Khola to Dharapuri (2270m/7,447ft, 5 to 6 hours)

Day 18:

Trek from Dharapuri to Simikot (2,910m/9547ft, 5 to 6 hours)

Day 19:

Flight from Simikot to Nepalgunj then to Kathmandu (1380m/4,527ft, 1 hour)

Day 20:

Final Departure from Kathmandu

18. Annapurna Three High Pass Trek

Annapurna Three High Pass Trek

Trip Facts and Overview

Region:

Annapurna

Duration:

24 days

Maximum Elevation:

5560m/18,241ft at Namun Bhanjyang Pass, 5306m/17,408ft at Kang La Pass, 5330m/17,486ft at Mesokanto La Pass

Difficulty:

Moderate to Difficult

Accommodation:

Camping/ Tea House

Best time to go:

April, May, June, October, November

While not as famous as Annapurna Base Camp trek or Annapurna Circuit Trek, the Annapurna Three High Pass Trek is a less frequented and uncrowded alternative trekking option. The 24 days long trek has many highlights from crossing 3 high passes, visiting Nar and Phu Villages, setting foot at Tilicho Base Camp, to views of sapphire Tilicho Lake. Among many others, some of the most prominent peaks visible on this trek are Annapurna Massif, Lamjung Himal, Tilicho Peak, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhare.

Trek commences from Sikles village and traverses to Namun Banjyang at 5560m/18,241ftm, the first high pass of the trek. Continue your walk along the Nar Phu valley to reach the Kang La at 5306m/17,408ft, second high pass. From Nagwal Camp trek to Tilicho Base Camp for views of serene Tilicho Lake and Tilicho Peak. Finally, the trail crosses the third high pass of Mesokanto La at 5330m/17,486ft. Head back to Kathmandu from Pokhara via Jomsom.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:           

Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and Transfer to Hotel.

Day 2:

Drive from Kathmandu to Sikles village (1,980m/6,496ft)

Day 3:

Trek from Sikles to Forest Camp

Day 4:

Trek from Forest Camp to Dharmasala

Day 5:

Acclimatization day and Excursion at Dharmasala

Day 6:

Trek from Dharmasala to Boksi Taal

Day 7:

Trek from Boksi Taal to Namun Phedi

Day 8:

Trek from Namun to Namun Banjyang (5560m/18,241ft) first high pass

Day 9:

Trek from Namun to Koto

Day 10:

Excursion and rest day in Koto

Day 11:

Trek from Koto to Meta (3,560m/11,679ft, 7 to 8 hours)

Day 12:

Trek from Meta to Kyang

Day 13:

Trek from Kyang to Phu Village (4,080m/13,385ft, 7 to 8 hours)

Day 14:

Trek from Phu to Kyang

Day 15:

Trek from Kyang to Nar Village (3,490m/11,450ft)

Day 16:

Trek to Kang La (5306m/17,408ft) Second High Pass and Ngawal Camp (3,660m/12,007ft, 7 to 8 hours)

Day 17:

Trek from Ngawal to Manang (3,540m/11,614ft, 2 to 3 hours)

Day 18:

Rest in Manang for half day then trek to Tare Gompa

Day 19:

Trek from Tare Gompa to Tilicho Base Camp (4919m/16,138ft)

Day 20:

Trek from Base Camp to Tilicho High Camp

Day 21:

Trek to Mesokanto La (5330m/17,486ft) Third high pass, trek to Chauri Kharka

Day 22:

Trek from Chauri Kharka to Jomsom

Day 23:

Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (20 minutes) then drive to Kathmandu (6 to 8 hours)

Day 24:

Final Departure from Kathmandu

19. Tsum Valley Trek with Ganesh Himal and Manaslu Base Camp

Tsum Valley, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts and Overview

Region:

Manaslu (Western Nepal)

Duration:

24 days

Maximum Elevation:

5160m/16,929ft at Larkya La Pass

Difficulty:

Moderate to Difficult

Starting/Ending points:

Drive from Kathmandu to Barpak/ Drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu

Accommodation:

Home stay, local Lodge, camping

Best time to go:

April, May, June, October, November, and December

Experience a virgin trekking escapade in the western region of Nepal via the Tsum Valley trek with Ganesh Himal and Manaslu Base Camp, one of the recently opened and remote trekking routes. The trek traverses to the ‘Hidden Valley of Happiness’-Tsum Valley and hike to the Base Camp of Ganesh Himal and Mt. Manaslu. You will pass through the gushing Budhi Gandaki river, traditional villages and cross the challenging Larkya La Pass.

This 24-day trip begins with a drive to Barpak village where the trek starts. Pass villages of Khorlabesi, Chumling, and Nile. Along the way visit monasteries like Mu Gompa, Rachen Gompa, and Lungdang until Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Trek past the villages of Lho, Samagaon in Tsum Valley, to reach Manaslu Base Camp with a majestic view of the sacred Mt. Manaslu. Cross the challenging Larkya La pass at 5160m/16,929ft. The trip ends in Kathmandu with a drive from Besisahar.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:                   

Arrival in Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel

Day 2:

Free day in Kathmandu, official work for a permit, overnight stay in Kathmandu hotel

Day 3:

Drive from Kathmandu to Barpak Village (1,915m/6,282ft, 8 to 9 hours)

Day 4:

Trek from Barpak to Larpak (2,200m/7,217ft, 4 hours)

Day 5:

Trek from Larpak to Khorlabensi (970m/3,182ft, 7 hours)

Day 6:

Trek from Khorlabesi to Philim (1,570m/5,150ft, 5 to 6 hours)

Day 7:

Trek from Khorlabesi to Chumling (2,386m/7,828ft, 5 to 6 hours)

Day 8:

Trek from Chumling to Chhokang Paro (3,031m/9,944ft, 3 to 4 hours)

Day 9:

Trek from Chhokang Paro to Nile (3,361m/11,026ft, 3 to 4 hours)

Day 10:

Trek from Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m/12,139ft, 2 hours)

Day 11:

Trek from Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3,240m/10629ft, 3 to 4 hours)

Day 12:

Trek Rachen Gompa to Gumba Lungdang (3,200m, 5 to 6 hours)

Day 13:

Day hike to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4,200m/13,779ft) and back to Gumba Lungdang (8 hours)

Day 14:

Trek from Gumba Lungdang to Lokpa (2,240m/7,349ft, 7 to 8 hours)

Day 15:

Trek from Lokpa to Ghap (2,160m/7,086ft, 4 to 5 hours)

Day 16:

Trek from Ghap to Lho (3,180m/10,433ft, 5 hours)

Day 17:

Trek from Lho to Samagaon (3,530m/11,581ft, 2 to 3 hours)

Day 18:

Day hike to Manaslu base camp (4,400m/14,435ft), head back to Samagaon (6 hours)

Day 19:

Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3,875m/12,713ft, 2 to 3 hours)

Day 20:

Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala (4,460m/14,632ft, 2 to 3 hours)

Day 21:

Trek from Dharmasala to Larkya La high pass (5,160m/16,929ft) and descend to Bimthang (3,590m/11,778ft, 7 to 9 hours)

Day 22:

Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1,963m/6,440ft, 7 to 8 hours)

Day 23:

Local Jeep Drive from Dharapani to Besisahar then local transportation drive to Kathmandu,

Day 24:

Final Departure from Kathmandu

20. Mustang Teri La Pass and Nar Phu Valley Trek

Mustang Teri La Pass and Nar Phu Valley Trek

Trip Facts and Overview

Region:

Upper Mustang, Nar Phu Valley

Duration:

26 days

Maximum Elevation:

5,577m/18,297ft at Teri La Pass

Difficulty:

Moderate to Difficult

Accommodation:

Tea House and Camping

Best time to go:

March, April, May, June, October, and November

Mustang Teri La Pass and Nar Phu Valley Trek is a recently opened trekking package that takes you to the former forbidden Kingdom of Upper Mustang. Trekking route to the medieval walled Lo Manthang was opened in 1992 while trekking in the beautiful Nar and Phu valley was only opened in 2002. It is a long trek into the remote alpine meadows, Tibetan monasteries, and Sherpa villages offering views of the majestic mountain of Annapurna Region.

After a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, fly to Jomsom Airport. The trek begins from Jomsom. Passing several Tibetan villages of Kagbeni, Chaile, Geling, Chharang, you will reach the capital of Upper Mustang, Lo Manthang. Pass the remote settlements of Yara, Yak Kharka, Samena Khola. Cross the major highlight of the trek; Teri La Pass at 5577m. Head to the remote villages of Nar and Phu to get an insight into the culture and traditions of the Mustang settlers. Trek concludes with a drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to hotel and Stroll around Thamel

Day 2:

Sightseeing tour in Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square

Day 3:

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 4:

Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, Trek to Kagbeni

Day 5:

Trek from Kagbeni to Chaile (3,150m/10,334ft)

Day 6:

Trek from Chaile to Geling (3,570m/11,712ft)

Day 7:

Trek from Geling to Chharang (3,500m/11,482ft)

Day 8:

Trek from Chharang to Lo Manthang (3,840m/12,598ft)

Day 9:

Excursion day at Lo Manthang

Day 10:

Trek from Lo Manthang to Yara (3,900m/12,795ft, 5 to 6 hours)

Day 11:

Trek from Yara to Tangya (3240m/10,629ft)

Day 12:

Trek from Tangya to Yak Kharka (4100m/13,451ft, 6 hours)

Day 13:

Trek from Yak Kharka to Samena Khola (4,220m/13,845ft, 4 to 5 hours)

Day 14:

Trek Samena Khola to Teri La Base Camp (4,630m/15,190ft, 7 hours)

Day 15:

Rest Day and Acclimatization at Samena Khola

Day 16:

Trek Samena Khola to High Camp Teri La (5,100m/16,732ft, 4 to 5 hours)

Day 17:

Trek High Camp to Teri La Pass (5,577m/18,297ft)

Day 18:

Trek Teri La Phedi to Labse Khola (4,800m/15,748ft, 5 to 6 hours)

Day 19:

Trek Labse Khola to Yak Kharka (4,600m/15,091ft)

Day 20:

Trek Yak Kharka to Nar Gaon (3,490m/11,450ft, 5 to 7 hours)

Day 21:

Trek Nar Gaon to Kyang (3,800m/12,467ft, 5 to 6 hours)

Day 22:

Trek Kyang to Phu Gaon (4,080m/13,385ft, 4 to 5 hours)

Day 23:

Trek Phu Gaon to Meta (3,560m/11679ft, 5 to 6 hours)

Day 24:

Trek Meta to Koto (2,600m/8,530ft, 5 to 7 hours)

Day 25:

 Trek to Dharapani (5 to 6 hours), Drive to Besisahar then Kathmandu

Day 26:

Final Departure from Kathmandu

Conclusion

Explore the corners and rims of remote valleys in Nepal by taking the above New Trekking routes. Third Rock Adventures offers customized trekking packages in newly opened trails. If you wish to inquire further about any new trekking destinations in Nepal, then feel free to contact us.

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  • Author: Naba Raj Amgai
  • Posted on: Wednesday Jan 27, 2021
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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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