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Top five treks in Nepal

Top five treks in Nepal

Nepal part of Himalayas are home to stunning trekking routes, varying landscapes, raging rivers, and breath-taking views. It is no wonder, then, that Nepal attracts more than 200,000 trekkers every year. With a plethora of trekking options, each with their characteristics, it is quite challenging to choose one. We discuss our favorite five treks in Nepal, based on difficulty, popularity, and scenery.

 

Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking

Difficulty: Easy

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, often dubbed “The Queen of Viewpoints”, covers all the viewpoints from the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. The trek starts from Nayapul and takes you through the terraced farmlands and rhododendron forests of Gurung and Magar villages. It is an absolute delight to view the majestic sunrise over the Annapurna Range, from the vantage of Poonhill point. The trail ends at Gandhruk, the second largest village in Nepal. With a maximum elevation of 3200 meters and an easily navigable path, this trek is suitable for beginners who wish to enjoy the magnificence of the Himalayas without worrying about altitude sickness.  

Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking
Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking

 

Annapurna Circuit

Difficulty: Moderate

The Annapurna Circuit Trek covers the foothills of the entire Annapurna Range and takes you across lush pastures, Alpine forests, and culminates in the desert-like terrain of Manang. One of Nepal’s greatest treks, Annapurna Circuit, grants you spectacular views of Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri, Macchupucchre, Manaslu, and Langtang Himal. The trek is often crowded, and recent road construction has put a dent in the untouched beauty of the region. However, it is still one of the favorites, thanks to the arresting views of various mountain ranges, diverse landscapes, and numerous ancient Buddhist monasteries. With a maximum elevation of 5420 meters, this scenic trek is a must-try for intermediate-level hikers.

Annapurna Circuit
Annapurna Circuit

 

Langtang Trek

Difficulty: Moderate

This trek is one of the most famous and best treks of Nepal, covering diverse vegetation and beautiful villages. Langtang Trek is at a 7-hour drive from Kathmandu. The region suffered a major blow after the 2015 earthquake, but it has since been rebuilt, and trekking tourism has regained traction. The trek has a maximum elevation of 4984 meters and offers picturesque views of Langtang Ri, the Annapurnas, and Makalu. The trek provides a unique opportunity to walk past beautiful glaciers even at such a low altitude. For hikers interested in exploring the rich Tamang culture, coupled with enjoying the spectacular landscape and vegetation, the Langtang Trek is the best option.

Langtang Trek
Langtang Trek

 

Everest Base camp trek

Difficulty: Moderate to Hard

For those looking to view the snow-capped peaks of the world’s tallest mountain, there is no trek better than the Everest Base Camp Trek. The challenging trek has four passes that hikers need to cross, following which, they are rewarded with jaw-dropping views of the peaks and pristine mountains. Apart from witnessing several glaciers and fascinating landscape, you can also experience the Sherpa culture and visit ancient monasteries. While reaching the summit of Mt. Everest is a different ballgame altogether, walking its base camp is no less adventurous. The trek, with a maximum elevation of 5600 meters, takes you through beautiful passes and Dudhkoshi River. You can enjoy the spectacular sunrise and sunset over Everest as you breathe in the pure and fresh air. This humbling experience rewards you with unparalleled views, and of course, bragging rights.

Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek

 

Manaslu Circuit trek

Difficulty: Hard

This remote, off-the-beaten-path trek takes you around the 8th tallest mountain in the world. The diverse and secluded trail reaches a maximum elevation of 5160 meters. Traversing various challenging passes, the most famous being Larkya Pass, this trail flaunts panoramic views of the Nepal-Tiber border. This trail is suitable for experienced hikers looking for an adventurous experience, unhindered by large crowds. From subtropical jungles at low elevation to the cold and challenging crossing of Larkya, this trek has it all. This restricted trek requires a permit and company of a Nepali guide/porter, so visitors need to make suitable arrangements.

Manaslu Circuit trek
Manaslu Circuit trek

 

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