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Top 3 best treks in Nepal

It is primarily renowned for its scenic views of the highest peak on the earth, Mt. Everest (8,848m), and other summits lying around the Everest region

By Himalayan Frozen AdventurePublished about a year ago 8 min read

EBC TREK

Everest base camp trek is the popular trekking trail in Everest Region. Everest base camp trek is the most famous trekking route in the world and is a lifetime opportunity to see some of the most breathtaking scenery. It is primarily renowned for its scenic views of the highest peak on the earth, Mt. Everest (8,848m), and other summits lying around the Everest region.

Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world. It is popularly known as Sagarmatha and meaning the goddess mother of the earth, has always been the greatest attraction among tourists. Besides the scenic views, the trek to Everest Base Camp is famous for the unique landscapes of Solukhumbu, the heartland of the Sherpas. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay had made a victorious ascend to this the highest peak of the world from this same route in 1953.

Therefore, this trekking trail has been in much demand in recent days. While trekking in the region, the trekkers are enchanted by the views of unbelievable peaks, Buddhist monasteries, and friendly Sherpa ethnic villages. The highest mountain in the world continues to lure adventurers as ever. The hair-raising flight lands you at the airstrip at Lukla from where you begin walking to the famous Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar and continue up to Tengboche monastery with the mesmerizing peak of Ama Dablam hovering in the sky.

Then it is over the glaciers to the foot of Everest for the view of a lifetime. This route is no doubt to make everyone's dream come true, as it offers magnificent views of snow-capped mountains including the highest peaks of the world Mt. Everest, and other mountains above 8,000m (about the height of Mount Everest), such as Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho-Oyu, and other neighboring mountains such as Amadablam, Thamserku, Nuptse among others.

There are many routes for reaching Everest base camp and many places to rest and enjoy a meal along the way. The Everest base camp trek itinerary begins from Lukla, where we can reach by having a direct flight from Kathmandu. You can have a tour to the Tengboche Monastery, the monastery situated at the highest place in the world, and at least make attempt on the Khumbu glacier, the longest glacier in the world and have panoramic views of sunrise and sunset from Kalapatthar and finally, we reach Everest base camp and making a tour in the area, we return to Kathmandu from the same route.

ABC TREK

The stunning view of Kaligandaki Gorge, Mt.Dhaulagiri, the Annapurna Range, Mt.Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain) in the northern part, and the Butterfly Peaks in the far western part can be experienced from the top of Poon Hill. The trek route moves passing through spectacular and tranquil landscapes, beautiful Gurung and Magar villages, lush green rhododendron, bamboo, and alpine forests. It would be a memorable lifetime experience for those who dream of exploring places, people, and lives as they find themselves at the base of giant Annapurna I (8091m (about 5.03 mi)) with 360 degrees Mountain View.

The Annapurna base camp trek has been wildly recognized as a paradise for nature lovers as it offers spectacular views of a number of the Himalayas including the views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m) Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m), Tukuche peak (6920m), Tilicho peak (7134m). The trail to the base camp takes you to the most spectacular mountain scenery, charming settlements of Gurungs and their slate-roofed houses, and incredible rhododendron forests.

You will also have a chance to go to Ghorepani Poon Hill (3210m) one of the best places for a panoramic view of the Annapurna trek, Muktinath, and Annapurna sanctuary. Annapurna base camp trek is the most popular trek route in Nepal, which takes you through some of the most stunning scenery on the earth. You will be walking through rhododendron forests over the foothills of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and through the Kaligandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world.

ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK

Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the classic treks in Nepal. Trekking this trail is one of the most popular trekking trails in Nepal ever since it was opened in 1977 for foreigners. The region is rich in Scenarios including snow-capped mountains, diverse culture, flora, and faunas. While having trekking to the Annapurna circuit you can see and enjoy the panoramic scenes of the Himalayas, including the Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Manaslu (8163), Mt. Annapurna II(7937m), Mt. Annapurna III(7555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Fishtail also called Machhapuchhare(6998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m), Tukuche peak (6920m), Tilicho peak (7134m). Trekking in this area has become the center of attraction for many tourists because this region is considered to be rich in breathtaking scenes of mountains, diverse culture, and lifestyle of people living in the areas, and the flora and faunas. The Annapurna Circuit Trek normally takes about 12–15days, starting from Kathmandu with a stop in Pokhara before getting back to the capital. Annapurna Circuit Trek is moderate and can be a bit unbreakable for a starter trekker to complete the journey without previous training and preparation.

Annapurna's is well worth doing, it can be possible to avoid the road in most places both hikes are a good choice if you are looking for a lodge-based teahouse are mountain lodges that are located along many of the trekking routes in Nepal that provide meals and lodging and you primarily get personal rooms and a spacious choice of food. Kali Gandaki The community Nepali people are used to seeing thousands of trekkers come through their villages every year, and many of them are very friendly and welcoming to trekkers. Annapurna is much easier than the trek to Everest Base Camp. The Annapurna circuit trek is more manicured with more stairs as trails and superior maintenance. Gandaki Gorge, Jomsom, Manang, Marpha, Muktinath, Pisang, Ghorepani, and Tatopani hot springs are the main highlighted valley of the Annapurna Circuit Trek with tilicho lake.

One of the features of this trekking route is that the higher you go up, the more panoramic views of Manang village, forests, and queuing hills you can see. The trail is rich in wild animals, where you can see various animals such as Mountain Thar or goats, Leopards, Jackal, birds such as pheasant, and long-tail birds among others.

The circuit takes you around Annapurna Himal, following the courses of two mighty rivers - Marsyangdi in the east and the Kaligandaki in the west (the world’s deepest gorge, flanked by the giant Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya range). The trekking around Annapurna circuit begins from Ngadi or Jagat, some six hours drive from Kathmandu and we subsequently continue our trekking to Dharapani, Chame and we take a circuit to Pisang or Manang (3540 m), from where we can have scenes of Gyaru village, Ngawal village, similarly the views of Annapurna II (7937m), III (7555m), IV (7525m), and Gangapurna (7455m) and we finally reach to Manang village and rest then we explore some of the areas lying around. Subsequently, the next day, we head up to Ledar (4030m), Thorong Phedi via Thorong Pass (5416m), and Muktinath (3800 m) exploring the area we head to Kagbeni (3100m) and Jomsom (2770m), if we do not have time can catch airstrip and fly back to Kathmandu.

MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK

Manaslu Circuit Trek was one of the most affected trekking routes in Nepal after the massive Earthquake of Nepal in April 2015 the post-earthquake recovery of the Manaslu trek trail has been completed and became the most famous trek route in Nepal. Mt. Manaslu (8163m (about 5.07 mi)) is one of the holiest mountains for the local people of the Gorkha District, Manaslu trek permit costs USD 70.00 for the first seven days and USD 10.00 each additional day from September to November and costs USD 50.00 for the first 7 days and USD 7.00 each extra day from December to August so Manaslu trek route is one of the restricted trekking routes of Nepal and is open with special permits to foreigners since 1991 and had been standing on the border of Nepal and Tibet (China). Manaslu trek route used to be the salt trading route to Tibet and Nepal in the past and has now become the world's most famous scenic destination for adventurous travelers around the globe.

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a remarkable 15-day journey to the world's eighth highest mountain, beginning in the busy market town of Soti Khola, going up and back along a different path, and ending in Syange, the physical condition of the trekker has a lot to do with the Manaslu Circuit Trek difficulty and one of the challenging treks in Nepal, Spring and autumn are the best times to trek in the Manaslu circuit. Ideally, between mid-October and until mid-December for the autumn window.

Trekkers in the Manaslu region will get an opportunity to observe the typical Nepali lifestyle along with their culture and traditions on the bank of the famous Budi Gandaki River. Trekkers will have an opportunity to be a part of their feast and festival as Nepal has numerous festivals according to various ethnicity and caste and creeds. Along with the diverse vegetations, flora, and fauna, trekkers in the Manaslu circuit trek will get an opportunity to pass through the subtropical forest of rhododendron and pine, along with one of the longest and highest passes in the world mostly known as Larkya-La pass, observing the world’s famous mountains like Ganesh Himal, Himalchuli and many more.

LANGTANG VALLEY TREK

Langtang valley trek, a part of Langtang National Park, is especially famous for flora and fauna. Langtang trek is also called "the valley of glaciers trek". The river valley offers healthy forests, some endangered wildlife, a bird-eye view of high mountains including Langtang Lirung (7245m), and the live culture of the people.

The Langtang Valley has long been a popular trek because it can be reached quite easily from Kathmandu, within a day's drive then start at Syabrubesi and follow up the Langtang river some parts of the Langtang valley trek are quite tougher with the difficult slopes and rocky path. At such points, you must walk slowly and carefully. The rest of the trekking trails are quite easy with the enticing nature views on your side. The park is also well known for its populations of the red panda, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, wild dog, ghoral, serow, and more than 250 species of birds.

Langtang is the closest place where you could get the massive snow-capped mountains and beautiful glaciers. This valley is located only 19 miles north of Kathmandu. The whole valley is dominated by Mount Langtang Lirung (7246m) and offers pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rock, snow-capped peaks, grassy downs, and meadows. The last destination of this trekking is Kyanjin Gompa. You visit ancient Buddhist monasteries and glaciers. Here you stay one more day on next day you get an opportunity to ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350m). From its top, you will get 360-degree mountain views. From Kyangjin, you retrace your route back down the valley to Syabru Besi and then drive back to Kathmandu.

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