Best Trekking Routes in Nepal

Best Trekking Routes of Nepal

Nepal has gained its popularity in Adventure sports and Trekking.

Nepal is known for its spectacular Himalayas terrain. People from all over the world come to this beautiful country of Himalayas to fulfill their dream of trekking.

So, we put together our team to find out which are the most talked about Trekking Routes of Nepal. Which trekking routes of Nepal are the most famous according to trekkers from around the world.

Let’s find out. Here are the top 9 trekking routes of Nepal that have gained popularity over the time. All the lists are based on tallied trips we have completed so far. The best trekking routes in Nepal are:


9. Everest Cho-La Pass Trek

Cho La summit pass located at 5,400m above sea level. Regarding conditions; once you’re up in the valley you will have plenty of people to give you updates, both other trekkers, locals and lodge owners. This is an ideal trekking route with a good acclimatization period. Traditional villages of Namche Bazaar with their own monasteries, the root of the Sherpa and Tibetan Buddhism lies in these steep slopes of Solukhumbu. The treks offer grand views of the three highest mountains.

Check our trip to Everest Cho La Pass Trek

Some facts:

  • Max-Altitude: Kalapathar 5555m
  • Grade: Strenuous
  • Trip-Accommodation: Lodges and Tea Houses
  • Communication: Available throughout the trekking period.
  • Best Season: October-December, and March-May

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8. Gokyo Ri Treks

Gokyo Peak (Nepali: Gokyo Ri) is a 5,357 m-high peak in the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalayas. It is located on the west side of the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the largest glacier in Nepal and reputed to be the largest in the whole Himalayas which helped this route to gain the popularity among trekking enthusiasts. The views along the trail throughout are tremendous, a panorama of a snow-capped chain of mountain ranges to all sides and many more exciting fun and enjoyment on the way.

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Some facts:

  • Max-Altitude: Gokyo Ri 5357 m.
  • Grade: Strenuous
  • Trip-Accommodation: Lodges and Tea Houses
  • Communication: Available throughout the trekking period.
  • Best Season: October-December, and March-May

7. Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
Annapurna base camp trekking

Trekking into the majestic hills, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek leads you into courteous villages, over high passes, and through charming valleys, before eventually arriving at the base of mighty Mount Annapurna. It is a popular choice among diverse outdoor enthusiasts, from a solo female traveler to hikers traveling in groups to Nepal.

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Some facts:

  • Max-Altitude: Annapurna Base Camp 4,130m
  • Grade: Strenuous
  • Trip-Accommodation: Lodges and Tea Houses
  • Communication: Available throughout the trekking period.
  • Best Season: October-December, and March-May

6. Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang, close to Tibet is geo-politically a very sensitive area. It falls under restricted trekking region and wasn’t open for trekking until 1992.  It has retained its age-old culture and landscape of the region. 16th-century Buddhist monasteries and caves carved into cliff walls have drawn many trekkers in the past few years to this region.

A minimum of two trekkers accompanied by a Nepali guide or Porter is required for a permit to trek the Upper Mustang.

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Some facts:

  • Max-Altitude: Syangboche and Dhakmar at 3800m.
  • Grade: moderate
  • Trip-Accommodation: Lodges and Tea Houses
  • Communication: Available throughout the trekking period.
  • Best Season: October-December, and March-May

5. Langtang Trek

Langtang trek is a moderate grade trekking route. Langtang area offers a range of cultures with the main three ethnic peoples living in are the Tamang, and Bhotias who have originated from Tibet in the past 500 years till the mid 20th century. Upper meadows are grazing for Yaks and home to large herds of thar, the valley ending in a massive wall of mountains, forming the border with Tibet.

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Some facts:

  • Max-Altitude: Kyngin Gompa 3,850m
  • Grade: moderate
  • Trip-Accommodation: Lodges and Tea Houses
  • Communication: Available throughout the trekking period.
  • Best Season: October-December, and March-May

4. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Panoramic adventure to Ghorepani-Pun hill trekking passes through a varied range of climate, vegetation, and cultures, walking from green vegetation of rain and temperate forests to the terraced rice fields and to the alpine region offering an idle introduction of Nepal’s cultural and natural beauty. The trek leads to a short circuit in the southern part of Annapurna Himal range. The treks start from Pokhara, a magnificent scenic town-city.

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Some facts:

  • Max-Altitude: Poonhill 3,210 m,
  • Grade: moderate
  • Trip-Accommodation: Lodges and Tea Houses
  • Communication: Available throughout the trekking period.
  • Best Season: October-December, and March-May

3.  Around Manaslu – Larkay La Trek

A remarkable adventure in the midst of high snow-capped mountains, verdant rain-alpine forest, off-beaten paths, views of majestic snow peaks, high pass of Larkay-la, traditional villages and Buddhist culture, warm friendly locals with picturesque scenery of the great surrounding landscapes and high mountain range. The trek goes around the stunning Mount Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world, and reaches its highest at Larkya Pass which offers magnificent views of Manaslu. Because geographically it’s proximity with Tibet, a minimum of two trekkers accompanied by a Nepali guide or Porter is required for a permit to trek around Manaslu and Larkay La.

Check Around Manaslu and Larkay La Trek

Some facts:

  • Max-Altitude: Larkay La Pass 5115m
  • Grade: Adventurous
  • Trip-Accommodation: Lodges and Tea Houses
  • Communication: Available throughout the trekking period.
  • Best Season: October-December, and March-May

2. Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most classic and world famous trekking routes. It has widely trekked and most exciting trek route in the whole Himalaya range and probably in this globe. The trail crosses a variety of regions and explores the rich cultural and natural diversity of the Annapurna region. The trek offers an amazing view of the Annapurnas, Macchupucchre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang Himal.

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Some facts:

  • Max-Altitude: Thorong La Pass 5,416 m.
  • Grade: moderate
  • Trip-Accommodation: Lodges and Tea Houses
  • Communication: Available throughout the trekking period.
  • Best Season: October-December, and March-May

1. Everest Base Camp

An Everest base camp trek is the adventure of a lifetime, a journey for those whose dreams soar higher than even the clouds. Miles from cars, conveniences, and daily luxuries, you’ll saturate your spirit in natural beauty and stretch your personal endurance beyond what you thought possible. Experience the glory of walking on the trail traversed by legendary mountaineers as you pass through beautiful Everest High Passes, roaring Dudhkoshi River, renowned Namche bazaar, serene Imja Tse valley and several Buddhist Monasteries on the trail accompanied by the beautiful Himalayan vista.

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Some facts:

  • Max-Altitude: Kala Patthar 5,555 m.
  • Grade: Strenuous
  • Trip-Accommodation: Lodges and Tea Houses
  • Communication: Available throughout the trekking period.
  • Best Season: October-December, and March-May

These were the top 9 best trekking routes in Nepal. We really hope this was helpful to you finding your next trekking destination in Nepal. If you think there should be some moderation to the list, then your suggestions are always welcome.

We hope to see you soon here in Nepal, till then, stay blessed! love and light to you all from the team “The Great Adventure Treks and Expeditions”.

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(3) Comments

  1. niraj maharjna

    wow,
    Nepal is an incredibly amazing country to visit the best destination for a trip/tour. Your article is a proper help and guide to visit those places for a new visitor or traveler. The way you explore the beauty of the scenery of those places in images and description makes exciting to visit over.
    Thank for sharing a piece of informative information.

  2. watto

    thanks for sharing this article for informative and really helpful also.
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  3. Sarah

    Nepal is such an amazing country to visit.
    I have been there for a couple of times.
    I loved Pokhara most.

    Thanks for your amazing travel guide and photos are mind-blowing.

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