Top 10 Trekking in Nepal

Trekking in Nepal enhances trekkers to walk around with new experience unlike any through Nepal Mountains, people’s cultures, traditions and life style for courageous visitors who are always looking for trekking and hiking adventurers in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal is obviously the best thing for you to make best use of stipulating and urge for trekking appetite. “Why compromise when you can get the best and what’s better than to be on the top mountains of the world?” Charismatic Landscape and irresistible flora and fauna has always made Nepal as paramount trekking and hiking adventure destination. Hiking and Trekking in Nepal will definitely be a one life time experiences. Once you visited Nepal you feel like coming back over and over again main reasons being friendly treatment with utmost decent and respectful behavior, helpful nature and charming face of Nepalese people as a whole. Trekking in Nepal is one of the best options to explore extraordinary biodiversity, geography and panorama.

Trekking in Nepal is one of the best way of seeing country and people closely. You can witness the friendliness of Nepalese, charming and stunning views of Himalayas and traditional life styles of every different ethnic group. Trekking around the Nepal Himalayas assures you one thing which is experience adventure from each day’s diversity scenery. The Great Adventure treks is highly active trekking operator based in Kathmandu which offers all type of trekking in Nepal with over decade experienced guides and supporting staffs. Trekking in Nepal is definitely the best way to explore the country in every sector where you confront different natural beauties and many culture and ecological surprises. There are basically two types for trekking. One of which is tea house/lodge and while another is camping/organized trek. Tea house trek comparatively are easy and cheaper than the Camping trekking. Nepal is enriched with seasonal treks regions, few of the main trekking regions are Everest base camp, Gokyo, Langtang Gosainkunda, Annapurna sanctuary, Annapurna circuit, etc. which can be done during Spring and Autumn season. Other regions also known as rain shadow trekking zone which is structured in Upper Mustang, Dolpa, Rara lake, Nar Phu and Limi trek which can be done during Monsoon Season. To name few others trekking regions which are also named as Rhododendron Trails due to stunning National Flower of Nepal are on its peak time in blooming the flowers, those treks are mainly organized between February and March.

We have singled out 10 top famous trekking for your kind perusal with its details to make your choice elegant, as per your assorted time, interest and budget. The Great Adventure Treks & Expedition P. Ltd. Will be more than ecstatic to arrange your trek of your choice with best and experienced staffs to assist you throughout your stay within the trekking trails. The best thing is we have been into this career for over a decade and we have known the trekking routes in every possible weather condition and are equally familiar with the local communities if you seek to research about the hidden facts of their community and ethnicity. You name it we have it!

1. EVEREST BASE CAMP 15 DAYS

Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular trek in Nepal. This trek to the base of the world’s highest peak allows you to follow the footprints of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. The moderate trek to Everest Base Camp trek offers you the life-long memories where you will get to explore the real beauty of the chain of Himalayas from the closest distance. You will walk on the terrains of the Everest region for around two weeks and follow the trails full of rhododendron blossoms on the banks of Dudh Koshi river. On this trek to the Everest region, you will have an amazing time visiting the exotic glaciers, icefalls and the cascading waterfalls on the neighborhood of the Everest. During the trekking journey, apart from Mt. Everest (8,848 m) you’ll also see Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,723 m), Mt. Kusum Kanguru (6,367 m) and many other surrounding peaks.

You will start this EBC trek after a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a tiny Sherpa village. The trail then follows many typical villages and scattered settlements of the Khumbu region. Plus, you will get to spend amazing time strolling around the popular business hub of Khumbu, Namche Bazar. With two permits, a Local Area Permit and the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit, you can even opt for the solo treks. This trek is safe for any independent trekkers but hiring a licensed guide/porter for the trek always adds fruitfulness to your trek. Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a challenging and adventurous journey that one can ever indulge in. So, if you’re an adventure lover, join this amazing trek to Everest Base Camp and collect memorable experiences for a lifetime.

Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Visit some of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Experience the electrifying flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Trek to the base of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest (8848 meters)
  • Collect blessings from Tengboche Monastery, among the biggest and oldest monasteries of the Khumbu region
  • Catch a breathtaking view of the chain of Himalayas from Kala Patthar
  • Walk past the Khumbu Glacier-deepest glacier on the planet
  • Explore the parts of Sagarmatha National Park- UNESCO world heritage site
  • Witness unique Tibet-influenced Sherpa culture and lifestyle

Best Time For Everest Base Camp Trekking

The best time for EBC trek is Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September – November). During these seasons, the weather remains quite stable with the bearable temperatures. And you will experience the clearest views of the mountains under the crisp sky in the less humid surrounding. During winter lots of snow may make the trails to higher altitudes difficult. Plus, many teahouses may remain closed in the higher altitudes. While during summer, the trail becomes wet because of rain. And the dense fog may obstruct the mountains views. Despite tougher climatic conditions, if you pack well and make yourself ready to face any hurdles then you can trek in these of-seasons as well. So, the trek to EBC is doable all year round.

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world and trekking to its base camp is an adventure in itself. Trekking to Everest Base Camp requires a good level of fitness and strong determination to challenge the changing mountain weather. On this trek, you will ascend to the maximum height 5555 meters at Kala Patthar. So, there could be many instances of altitude sickness. And, since the mountain weather is quite unpredictable you may witness varying and unfavorable weather conditions that may add hurdles to your trek. Plus, the mountainside routes are full of boulders and the rugged terrains with the sloppy terrains and uphill climbs. The geography, weather and the altitude may create difficulty to the trek. But if you prepare well and come physically and mentally prepared then you can beat any type of difficulty on the trek.

ITINERARY:

Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02:  Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu Airport and trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,695 ft) 3 – 4 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar Trek (3,430 m/11,283 ft), 5 – 6 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 05: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar (3,430 m/11,283 ft), Tea House Accommodation.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,87 0m/12,694 ft) 5 – 6 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft) 5 – 6 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 08:Acclimatization at Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft), Tea House Accommodation.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4940 m/16,203 ft)5-6 hours,  Tea House Accommodation.

Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,957ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft) 6-7 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 11: Trek to Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,187 ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,264 ft) 7-8 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,430 m/11,283 ft) 6 – 7 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (3,430 m/11,283 ft) 6 – 7 hours, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla

Day 15: Final Departure

Detailed Itinerary

2. Mardi Himal Trek – 12 Days

Mardi Himal is the name given to the feature of the long rising ridge and its summit that from the southwest lower slope of Mount Machhapuchhare(Fishtail), the famous triangular skyline that is seen from the Phewa Lake at Pokhara. As we shall soon see from a closer and more westerly vantage point, the mountain hold win peak – thus its name, Machhapuchhare, which is English means “Fishtail”. Mardi himal trekking is relatively short and easy trek in the Annapurna Region the Majestic Grouping of Mountains.

Machhapuchhare is the most southern high point of the Annapurna Massif, the awesomely majestic grouping of mountains in the central Himalaya that includes 5 of the 12 highest mountains in the world – all at the close of very close quarters to our route. An eight-day hiking through the forest and on above the tree line and on up to from our high altitude camp at 4,100 m. from where there are the most amazing close quarter’s views of all.

In this trek you will be moving to your final destination through the path offering visions of numerous mountains, valley, forests, beautiful lakes, waterfalls. The trek starts from Pokhara where we start our drive till Phedi and start our trekking till Deurali. This is where all adventure and fun begins, you will enjoy your trekking right from this moment. This trek is of its own kind, you will get to see the magnificent outlook of Mt. Macchapuchare, Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Hiunchuli. The national flower Rhododendrons that blooms magically will pilfer your heart. You will come across with the prevailing culture and lifestyles of Magar and Gurung community. This trek can be arranged as a private or joining an existing group upon availability and is preferred by all grade trekkers.

Mardi Khola (River)

Now descending first through the forest, a different route takes us steeply down to the upper Mardi Khola. The torrent that has been the ice and the snow of the Mardi Himal. Although remote and still away from all the much-used trekking routes, our expedition now takes on the moods of the warm valleys and the friendly villages. Here, as we make our way along the bank of the Mardi Khola from the hillside village of siding. Down through the lovely fields, past the simple farms and over the “interesting” bridges, there is no doubt this indeed the idyllic Nepali countryside.

Mardi Himal Trekking Facts

• Destination: Nepal
• Highest altitude: 4500m/14,762ft (Mardi Himal Base Camp)
• Lowest altitude: 1400m (Pokhara)
• Start point: Pokhara
• Departure point: Pokhara
• Accommodation: Hotel in Pokhara and teahouse/lodge throughout the trek
• Other activities in Pokhara: Zip Flyer, Paragliding, Kayaking, Boating, Bungee Jumping

ITINERARY: 

Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300m/4,264 ft) Hotel Accommodation.

Day 02:  Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Hotel Accommodation.

Day 03:  Drive to Pokhara (828 m /2690 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Hotel  Accommodation.

Day 04: Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100 m/ 6888 ft) 30 minutes drive, 4-5 hrs trek, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 05: Deurali to Forest Camp (2520 m/ 8266 ft) 6-7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 06: Forest Camp to Low Camp (2970 m /9742 ft) 5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 07: Low Camp to High Camp (3540 m/11,611 ft) 3-4 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 08: High Camp to upper viewpoint (4250 m/ 13,940 ft) return back to High Camp 2-3 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 09: High Camp to Sidhing Village (1700 m/5576 ft) 6-7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 10: Trek to Lumre 2-3 hrs,  and drive to Pokhara 35 minutes, Hotel Accommodation.

Day 11: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu on a comfortable tourist bus. 7 – 8 hrs, Hotel Accommodation.

Day 12: Final departure.

Detailed Itinerary

3. Langtang Valley Trek – 09 Days

Langtang Valley Trek by Great Adventure Treks is one of the most awesome short treks in Nepal. The Langtang Valley blesses you with some spectacular views of the mountains as well as delightful alpine scenery. You can complete the Langtang valley trek in a week. However, an additional day for acclimatization will work out perfect for you. In this acclimatization day, you can explore the Langtang village and the various places of natural, cultural and religious significance there. The Langtang Valley trek takes place inside the premises of Langtang National Park. The Langtang region lies wonderfully in the Himalayas. Langtang is around 150 kilometers north of Kathmandu. The national park is home to various 14 vegetation types in 18 ecosystem types. So you will have an opportunity to trek in rhododendron, orchid, and pine forests. You can also find various species of birds and animals like monkeys, musk deer, Pika and Danphe (the national bird of Nepal).

The Langtang valley trek by The Great Adventure Treks starts after a fascinating bus ride through forested hills and terraced farms in the countryside to Syabrubesi 1950m. From Syabru Besi, you will trek through gradual uphills of the Langtang National Park. The park comprises of rhododendron and bamboo forests with sparse Tamang settlements in between. As the Langtang valley lies quite close to Tibet, you can see a strong influence of the culture of Tibetan Buddhism in this region. Most of the inhabitants of this valley are of Tamang ethnicity. The Tamang people originated from Tibet and have a distinct culture, architecture, and lifestyle. Various Gompas, Mani walls and colorful prayer flags along the way reflect the culture of these people. After trekking through forests, terraced fields, scrub vegetation and open rocky ground, you will reach Kyanjin Gompa (3870m). You will spend a day resting and acclimatizing in Kyanjin Gompa. In this day, you can hike up to Kyanjin Ri (4350 meters). You can have some wonderful views of Langtang Lirung (7227m) and its glaciers from Kyanjin Ri. Kyanjin Ri is home to a cheese factory supported by the Swiss government. Langtang valley trek is one of the most wonderful off-the-beaten-path treks in Nepal which is easily accessible. The Great Adventure Treks offers an authentic cultural experience, mesmerizing natural beauty, wonderful view of the mountains as well as glaciers, waterfalls and a great range of plants and animals in the Langtang Valley Trek. Langtang valley trek is an ideal short trip for people looking to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Himalayas of the Langtang region.

Best Time for Langtang Valley Trek

Autumn (September, October, and November) and Spring (March, April, and May) are the most popular seasons for trekking to Langtang Valley Trek. Winter (December, January, February) and summers (June, July, and August) have their own advantages. With clear mornings, low precipitation, smaller wind speed, and clear views of the mountains, autumn and spring are the best seasons for the Langtang Valley Trek. As the Langtang Valley trek is low altitude trek, you can spend some quality time in the Langtang valley in the winter. Winter season will give you solitude, off-season discounts as well as the best view of the mountains. You can also complete the Langtang valley trek in the summer season as long as you accommodate for the possibility of rain and are well geared for the trek.

Langtang Valley Trek Difficulty

Even if you are moderately fit, you can complete the Langtang valley trek quite easily. The low altitude gains in this trek and the short trekking time makes this trek a moderately difficult trek. You will be trekking for only 6 days in the Langtang valley trek. The trek starts from an altitude of 1400 meters and takes you to the highest altitude of 3870 meters in Kyanjin Gompa. During the optional hike, you can also trek to Kyanjin Ri (4350 meters). The altitude you will gain in this trek is also quite low. The trekking trails are also safe and easy to trek. As this trek is moderately difficult, you don’t have to do vigorous exercise for a long period of time before trekking. However, a few months of preparation makes it really easy to complete the trek.

Main Attractions of  Langtang Valley Trek

  • Tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Durbar Squares, Pashupatinath temple etc. in Kathmandu
  • The scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and back.
  • Visit the first Himalayan national park of Nepal- Langtang National Park
  • Explore the valley of glaciers- Langtang valley.
  • Spend quality time in quaint villages like Syabrubesi, Ghore-Tabela etc.
  • Astonishing views of Langtang-Ri, Langsisa, Langtang Himal, and Ganjala peak.
  • A chance to catch sights of flora and fauna of Langtang region like red pandas, monkeys, and bears
  • Learn the culture of Tibetan Buddhism
  • Visit Buddhist shrines like Langtang Gompa and Kyanjin Gompa
  • Climb Kyanjin Ri (4350 meters).

ITINERARY:

Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Dhunche  ( 1960 m/6430 ft ) 7 hour drive, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 02: Trek to Thulo Syabru (1,460 m/4790 ft), Tea House Accommodation.

Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,420 m/7939 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 04: Trek to Langtang village (3,430 m/ 11253 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 05: Trek to Kyngin Gompa (3,850 m/ 12631 ft) 3 – 4 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 06: At Kyngin Gompa for local hike and exploration of the spot and enjoy the scenic beauty, culture and traditions. Tea House Accommodation.

Day 07: Trek to Lama Hotel  (2,420 m/ 7939 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 08: Trek to Syabrubesi (1,460 m/4790 ft) 4 – 5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu 6 hrs journey, Hotel Accommodation.

Detailed Itinerary

4. Annapurna Circuit Trek – 20 Days

After Annapurna Base Camp trek, Annapurna Circuit is the most popular trek in Nepal. This trek lies in the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). It takes you through some of the most beautiful villages in the central-western part of Nepal. Annapurna Circuit trek organized by The Great Adventure trek starts after a 7-8 hour bus ride from Kathmandu to Besisahar via Syange. From there, you will trek to picturesque places like Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, reaching Manang. Manang gives you some spectacular views of mountains like Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Tilicho, Chulu West, and Chulu East. You can catch these fantastic mountains and others like Dhaulagiri from other places like Yak Kharka, Thorong La, and Muktinath as well. Thorong La pass, which lies at an altitude of 5416 meters, is the highest point in this trek.

You will also visit one of the holiest temples of Nepal i.e. Muktinath during your trek. Muktinath temple lies at an altitude of 3410 meters at the base of Thorong La mountain pass. This temple is a Shakti Peeth i.e. a source of the primordial energy sources. On your return, you will also get to the villages you typically go to in the Annapurna Base Camp trek. These villages include Tatopani, Ghorepani, Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, and Nayapul. Finally, you will get to the beautiful valley of Pokhara. You will encounter people across a wide variety of ethnicity in various places during this trek. You will also cross paths with travelers from all around the world. That will pave way for appreciating local as well as international culture. The Annapurna Circuit trek by The Great Adventure Treks is in an anticlockwise direction. You will gain altitude slowly if you trek anti-clockwise. It also facilitates easier ascent of Thorong La Pass.

Best Time for Annapurna Circuit Trek

The most popular seasons for the Annapurna Circuit Trek are the seasons of spring and autumn. Autumn falls in the months of September, October, and November. Spring falls in the months of March, April, and May. These months have a moderate amount of sunshine and a low amount of precipitation. So the trekking trails are dry and the views of mountains are crisp. Although the winters might be cold, you can do the winter (December, January, February) trek to Annapurna Circuit. Similarly, with appropriate gear and planning, Annapurna summer Circuit (June, July, August) is also possible.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficulty

Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the many moderate treks in Nepal. Annapurna Circuit trek is a journey that is 20 days long where you trek for 14 days averaging 6 hours of daily trek. The total distance you will cover during this trek is close to 200 kilometers. So, you will trek an average of 14 kilometers a day. For the most part of the trek, you will trek uphill. So, you will have to prepare for this trek by preparing your body physically for around 3 months before embarking upon the trek. We also advise you to take a hike of a day or two before coming to this trek. This will give you some idea about how demanding Annapurna Circuit Trek might be.

Main Attractions of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • A scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Besisahar.
  • Trek to beautiful villages like Manang, Marpha, Ghorepani, and Muktinath.
  • Trek to the holy temple of Muktinath.
  • A chance to view exotic animals in the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) like snow leopards, musk deer, Himalayan Tahr etc.
  • Cross Thorong La pass, which lies at an altitude of 5416 meters.
  • Mesmeric sunrise amidst mountains from Poon Hill.
  • Visit the world’s deepest gorge- Kali Gandaki gorge.

ITINERARY:

Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300m/4,264 ft), Hotel Accommodation.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Hotel Accommodation.

Day 03: Drive to Syange (1100 m/ 3608 ft)  via Beshishar (823 m /2699 ft) 7 – 8 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (1860 m /6101 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 05: Trek to Chame (2720 m /8922 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 06: Trek to Pisang (3200 m /10,496 ft) 5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 07: Trek to Manang (3540 m /11,611 ft) 4 – 5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 08: Rest day at Manang (3540 m /11,611 ft) to enjoy the scenic beauty, beautiful Mountains views and meet and greet local community, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 09: Manang to Yak Kharka (4130 m /13,546 ft) 4 – 5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 10: Trek to Thorung High Camp (4925 m /16,154 ft ) 5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 11: Trek to Muktinath (3800 m /12,464 ft)  .via Thorang-la (5415 m /17,761 ft) 7 – 8 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 12: Trek to Marpha (2670 m / 8785 ft) 4-5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 13: Trek to Lete (2480 m/ 8134 ft) 5-6hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 14: Trek to Tatopani (1100 m / 3608 ft) 5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 15: Trek to Ghorepani (2880 m/ 9446 ft) 6 – 7hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 16: Trek to Tikhedhunga (1520 m / 4986 ft) 4- 5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 17:Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara, 6 hrs trek, 1 hr drive, Hotel Accommodation.

Day 18: Leisure day in Pokhara where you walk around Lakeside and enjoy the mountain view and other local activities on your own. Hotel Accommodation.

Day 19: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu on a comfortable tourist bus. 7 – 8 hrs, Hotel Accommodation.

Day 20: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

Detailed Itinerary

5. Ghorepani and Poon Hill Panorama Trekking – 11 Days

Ghorepani and Poon Hill Panorama Trek is one of the shortest and easiest treks in the Annapurna region. Lasting merely 11 days long, this is a perfect trekking destination for anyone who wants to enjoy the beauty of Annapurna region. Ghorepani and Poon Hill Panorama Trek by The Great Adventure Treks takes place only in the lower altitudes of the Annapurna region. Thus, the villages you will go to during this trek like Ulleri, Landrung, Ghorepani, Tadapani etc. lies beautifully in low altitudes. These villages also offer some wonderful views of mountains like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri. This trek starts after you go for a culturally rich sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. This valley is home to famous monasteries like Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, and the Durbar Squares.

From Kathmandu, you will take a 6-7 hour bus ride to Pokhara. A 2-hour drive to Nayapul and you will get to the starting point of your journey. From Nayapul, you will take the same trail as taken by trekkers to Annapurna Base Camp until you reach Ghorepani. From Ghorepani, you will go for a scenic sunrise to Poon Hill amidst mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna (I) II, III, IV; Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli, and Manaslu. The trek from Poon Hill takes you along a different route. It takes you along some of the lesser known villages of Landrung and Ghandrung before reaching Australian Camp.

Australian Camp is a picturesque spot on a large meadow. It gives you panoramic views of the Himalayan range of mountains from Annapurna to Manaslu. This great trekking takes you to the heart of traditional local villages in Annapurna region. The walk through these villages in the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) region will especially be delightful when the rhododendron forests flow with a reddish hue in the spring season. Along the way, you will also get to interact with some friendly locals. Interactions with these locals will also give you a very good understanding of the Gurung culture of this region.

From Australian Camp, you will descend to Kande before reaching Pokhara. You can also get to enjoy the great touristic vibe in Pokhara. You will also get to walk in the cool periphery of Phewa lake and the exhilarating caves in Pokhara. Ghorepani and Poon Hill Panorama Trek by The Great Adventure Treks is a perfect trek for all kinds of travelers to enjoy the Annapurna region, its delightful mountains, lush forests, ancient culture, and flora and fauna of this region.

Main Attractions of Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek

  • Trek through lush rhododendron and orchid forests in the Annapurna Sanctuary.
  • Tour of Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Durbar Squares in Kathmandu
  • Scenic ride in a bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back.
  • Boating in the beautiful lakes in Pokhara.
  • Quaint villages like Ghorepani, Tadapani, Landrung, and Ghandrung along the way.
  • Wonderful views like Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre along the way.
  • Catch sights of the national bird of Nepal- Lophophorus and other animals like Himalayan Tahr.
  • Mesmerizing sunrise from various places like Poon Hill and Australian Camp.

Best Time for Ghorepani and Poon Hill Panorama Trek

Autumn (September, October, and November), Spring (March, April, and May), and Winter (December, January, and February) are the best seasons for completing the Ghorepani and Poon Hill Panorama Trek. The number of trekkers who come to complete this trek in autumn and spring seasons is higher than in other seasons. Clear mornings with splendid views of mountains, moderate sunshine and low amount of precipitation make this trek popular in these two seasons. However, winter might be the best time to come to Ghorepani and Poon Hill Panorama Trek. The trekking trails are quiet and the mountains are the most scenic in this season. The chances of rain are practically non-existent. Good trekking equipment like trekking boots with form grip, raincoats, and umbrellas will help you to enjoy the Ghorepani and Poon Hill Panorama Trek in the summer season as well. You will have to be able to have a flexible timing though.

Ghorepani and Poon Hill Panorama Trek Difficulty

There are many moderate trekking routes in the Annapurna region. Ghorepani and Poon Hill Panorama Trek is also one of them. Despite being a moderate trek, it is easier than other treks like Annapurna Base Camp trek or Annapurna Circuit Trek. Ghorepani and Poon Hill Panorama Trek lasts merely 11 days. The maximum altitude you will go to is merely 3200 meters in Poon Hill. So, there are practically no chances of altitude sickness. All the other villages you will go to during this trek are lower than 3000 meters in altitude. There will, however, be quite a few uphills during your trek. The uphill to Ulleri and the hike to Poon Hill from Ghorepani are a few examples of that. We also advise you to take a hike of a day or two before coming to this trek. This will give you a healthy physical and mental preparation for the Ghorepani and Poon Hill Panorama Trek.

ITINERARY:

Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300m/4,264 ft), Hotel Accommodation.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Hotel Accommodation.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (828 m /2690 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Hotel  Accommodation.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1070m / 3312 ft) and trek to Ghandruk (1940 m /6396 ft) 4-5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2880 m/ 9446 ft) 6-7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 06: Hike to Poonhill (3210 m / 10529) and trek to Ghandruk (1950 m / 6396) 7-8 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 07: Trek to Landrung (1565 m / 5133 ft)  5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 08: Trek to Australian Camp (2230 m/ 7314 ft ) (Thulo Kharka) via Pothana  5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 09: Trek to Kande & drive to Pokhara (828 m /2690 ft) Approx 1 hr walk and 1 hr drive, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 10:Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu on a comfortable tourist bus. 7 – 8 hrs, Hotel Accommodation.

Day 11: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

Detailed Itinerary

6. Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 13 Days

Annapurna Base Camp lies in the central-western part of Nepal. Blessed with some of the most gorgeous views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range alongside Machhapuchhre, it is the most popular trekking destination in Nepal.

This wonderful Annapurna Base Camp trek customized by The  Great Adventure Treks takes you to some of the most picturesque Gurung villages in the Annapurna region. These villages include Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Himalaya, Dobhan, Bamboo etc. From almost all of these villages, you will be able to see some towering mountains of this region.

This trek starts after a 7-hour bus ride to Pokhara. From Pokhara, you will drive to Nayapul. From Nayapul, you will trek right next to Modi Khola. The gushing waters of this region will always accompany you during the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Due to the abundance of water resources, you will be able to see many streams, rivers, and majestic waterfalls in this trek. You will cross these rivers and streams in suspension bridges that make your trek quite thrilling.

You will also get to Machhapuchhre Base Camp on your way to Annapurna Base Camp. From both of these Base Camps, you will be able to see mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna (I) II, III, IV; Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli, and Manaslu. You will trek along many rhododendron forests while you are under the premises of Annapurna Conservation Area. These forests are homes to various animals like snow leopards, musk deer, Himalayan Tahr etc. So, you might get to view these animals in their wilderness during your trek.

You can meet travelers from all across the world while you are trekking to Annapurna Base Camp organized by The Great Adventure Treks. So, you will have a chance to interact not only with the hospitable local people but travelers from all around the world. Therefore, you will learn the culture of the villages along the way and the cultures from all around the world in this trek by The Great Adventure Treks. You can also explore two of the most popular cities- Kathmandu and Pokhara- during your trek to Annapurna Base Camp. These two cities are full of many religious, natural, and cultural beauty.

Main Attractions of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • A wonderful bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara alongside beautiful hills and rivers.
  • Enjoy some of delightful views of mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range
  • Get to Machhapuchhre Base Camp on your way to Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Trek through various picturesque villages with wonderful views of the mountains
  • See many flowering and non-flowering plants like Rhododendron, Orchids etc as you hike in Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).
  • If you are lucky, you will be able to spot some rare animals in ACAP like snow leopards, musk deer, Himalayan Tahr etc.
  • A 25-minute scenic flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara that has views of the mountains of the Annapurna region.

Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Two of the best seasons for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp are the seasons of Spring and Autumn. Spring falls in the month of March, April, and May while and autumn season falls in the months of September, October, and November. In the spring season, the amount of rainfall, as well as the amount of sunshine, is moderate. The wind speed is also gentle. So, the chances of cloud covering the views of the mountains are also quite low. Spring is also the time when the rhododendron forests in the Annapurna Base Camp light up with its glowing red color. This makes the spring trek to Annapurna Base Camp a unique experience.

The weather conditions of autumn season are almost identical to spring. The major difference is that you won’t be able to catch the spectacular views of rhododendron in autumn. Apart from these seasons, you can also trek to Annapurna Base Camp in the winters. Winters offer the best views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. There is almost no chance of rain or fuzzy views of mountains.

However, you have to prepare for the cold in the mountainous regions in winters better than in other seasons. There might be snowfall in winters. So, you might have difficulty in tracing the trekking trail. It is almost a compulsion to take a guide in this season. Finally, you can also complete a summer trek to Annapurna Base Camp. But you have to prepare for rainfall well. You need to have the proper gear to protect yourself from rainfall. You will also need sturdy trekking boots with a firm grip to prevent slipping in wet trails.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Annapurna Base Camp trek is a moderately difficult trek. This is mainly due to the low altitudes during this trek. The trekking trails are also quite easy to hike in. The highest point in the Annapurna Base Camp trek is the Annapurna Base Camp itself. It lies at an altitude of 4130 meters. This is quite low in comparison to other high-altitude treks in Nepal. The amount of altitude you will gain each day in this trek is also quite low. The highest altitude gain in this trek is when you get to Annapurna Base Camp from Himalaya. You will gain an altitude of 1200 meters this day. The trekking trails of Annapurna Base Camp trek has some steep uphills as well as downhills. On average, you will hike for 5-6 hours each day in this trek. So, it is extremely important that you prepare well before embarking upon this trek. At least one month of preparation for this trek will be ideal. Running, swimming, cycling, strength training, or hitting the gym to work on your fitness are some of the ways you can prepare for this trek.

If you complete at least a day hike before coming for the ABC trek, it will be extremely beneficial. A day’s hike will help you assess how well your body can handle trekking for a prolonged period of time. As the trekking trails are quite smooth, even a person without any trekking experience can complete this trek. But you should make sure that you have had a good amount of physical preparation.

ITINERARY:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and drive to Hotel (1,365 m / 4477 ft), Hotel Accommodation

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, Hotel Accommodation

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (828 m /2690 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Hotel  Accommodation.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1070m / 3312 ft) and trek to Ghandruk (1940 m /6396 ft) 4-5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 05:  Trek to Chhomrong (2170 m/ 7118 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 06 : Trek to Himalaya (2920 m / 9577 ft) 6-7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 07: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m / 13,546 ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m / 12,136 ft) 5- 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 08: Trek to Bamboo from Annapurna Base Camp (2310 m /7576 ft ) 7 – 8 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 09: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1780 m / 5838 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 10: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara, 6 hrs trek, 1 hr drive, Hotel Accommodation.

Day 11: Leisure day in Pokhara where you walk around Lakeside and enjoy the mountain view and other local activities on your own. Hotel Accommodation.

Day 12: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu on a comfortable tourist bus. 7 – 8 hrs, Hotel Accommodation.

Day 13: Final Departure

Detailed Itinerary

7. Upper Mustang Trek – 17 Days

Upper Mustang Trek is one of the most remarkable and adventurous treks of the Mustang regions in Nepal. The 17 days Upper Mustang treks begin with the sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. After that, you’ll drive to Pokhara, the beautiful city of Lake and start your trek from there. During the trekking journey, with Himalayans views, you’ll pass through some ancient villages of Kagbeni, Lo Manthang, Jomsom, Chhuksang, and Chele. All these villages are such remarkable places with beautiful landscapes and cultural diversity. This unique trek passes through the desert like landscapes, deep canyons, beautiful waterfalls, eroded cliffs, and mountain valley. While walking along the side of Kali Gandaki river you’ll get striking views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, and Mt. Annapurna. Upper Mustang is also known as the Last Forbidden Kingdom. It was once part of Tibet and salt caravans used to cross the Himalayas of Nepal. It lies in the rain shadow area of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges and thus turned this land into a barren desert. So, this place is also called as the “mountain desert”.

Upper Mustang trek will reward you with diverse landscapes combined with the authentic Nepali-Tibetan culture. Enroute you’ll encounter with Tamang, Gurung, Mustangi, and Tibetan inhabitants. During this wonderful trek, you’ll also walk along the Kali Gandaki gorge which is one of the deepest gorges in the world. Further, you’ll also visit Muktinath temple which is an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. Trek ends with the short scenic flight back to Pokhara from Jomson and followed by a drive to Kathmandu. Upper Mustang Trekking is the best options for those who want to explore the remote and untouched treasures of the Himalayas! The scenery along the entire trail is simply stunning. Come explore one of the hidden gems of Nepal with The Great Adventure Treks.

Upper Mustang Trekking Highlights

  • Enjoy the sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley
  • Explore the capital of Mustang- Lo Manthang
  • Visit the monasteries and the caves of Upper Mustang
  • Visit Muktinath Temple important pilgrimage sites of both Hindu and Buddhist
  • Explore the highly Tibetan influence culture and lifestyle of the remote place of Upper Mustang
  • An eye-catching view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna
  • Explore the city of Lake, Pokhara
  • Scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom

Upper Mustang Trekking Difficulty

Upper Mustang Trekking difficulty is generally considered to be moderate to difficult. Although prior trekking experience is not necessary, the good level of fitness is essentially required. So, before embarking the trekking journey, you need to take part in physical activities like walking, running, swimming, hiking. Besides altitude sickness is also common among the trekkers especially above 3,000 meters which add a little difficulty during the trek. So, it is necessary to acclimatize well during the trek and prepared yourself beforehand.

Best Time for Upper Mustang Trekking

The best time for Upper Mustang Trekking is spring and autumn. The views are clear in this season and there is less chance of heavy snowfall or rain during this period. However, the summer is also considered as the best time for Upper Mustang trekking. Since the Upper Mustang lies in the rain shadow area, it doesn’t experience monsoon. So, it is a great idea to see the vegetation of the Himalayan arid plateau. During the winter season, the trekking is quite impossible due to the heavy snowfall in the higher altitude above 3,500 meters. Lastly, if you want to be the part of Tiji festival in Upper Mustang then the best time is in May. Locals celebrate this festival for 3 days. This festival is basically held on the premises of the king’s palace of Lo Manthang.

ITINERARY:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive  to Pokhara (827m/2689ft) (5-6 hours)

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2,700m/8898ft) (45 minutes ) and trek to Kagbeni (2,810m/9,216ft) (3-4 hours trek)

Day 05: Trek to Chele (3,050m/10,004ft) (5-6 hours)

Day 06: Trek to Syanbochen (3,475m/11,398ft) (6-7 hours)

Day 07: Trek to Ghami (3,520m/11,546ft) (5-6 hours)

Day 08: Trek to Tsarang (3,620m/11,873ft) (5-6 hours)

Day 09: Trek to Lo-Manthang (3,730m/12,234ft) (3-4 hours)

Day 10: Acclimatization and Exploration day at Lo Manthang

Day 11: Trek to Drakmar (3810 m/12,500ft) (6-7 hours)

Day 12: Trek to Ghiling (3,806m/12,484ft) (5-6 hours)

Day 13: Trek to Chhuksang (3050m/10,004ft) (5-6 hours)

Day 14: Trek to Jomsom (2,700/8,856ft) (6-7 hours)

Day 15:  Fly to Pokhara from Jomsom.

Day 16: Drive  to Kathmandu

Day 17: Final departure

Detailed Itinerary

8. Manaslu Circuit Trek – 17 Days

Manaslu Circuit Trek offers majestic view of Himalchuli (7,893 m), Manaslu (8,156 m), Sarangi Himal (7,161 m), Ganesh Himala II (7,118 m) and other several peaks. Manaslu Circuit Trek also involves the crossing of one of the most dramatic high passes, Larkya La pass. Manaslu Circuit Trek was opened for trekking in 1991 A.D. This less crowded circuit trek is very beautiful and enchanting of its own kind. The trek is isolated and undomesticated yet there are teahouses at every stop point which saves the trekkers to carry their tents and food materials, it helps in making this trek more accessible and affordable. The trailhead can be reached over land which saves another need for the flights.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Highlights

  • Experience splendid views of Mount Manaslu, Himalchuli, Bouddha Himal and Ngadi Chuli
  • A peaceful walk along the sandy banks of Budhi Gandaki River
  • Hot spring baths at Tatopani
  • Panoramic views of the mountain range from Larke La Pass at 5420 m
  • Explore the Chortans, beautiful mani walls, and Monasteries.
  • Experience the culture of ethnic groups like Gurung, Magar, and Sherpa.
  • Hike over the viewpoint of Larkya La Pass.

Manaslu Circuit Trek permit

Since, this region is isolated region, all the trekking activities are looked after by Government of Nepal. Trekkers will have to have permits to trek in this region. The permit and the cost for it depends on the number of days you will stay in this region. Trekkers should have four permits for Manaslu Trek.

  1. Manaslu restricted permit
  2. Manaslu Conservation Area Permit(MCAP)
  3. Annapurna Conservation Area Permit(ACAP)
  4. Tsum Valley Permit(TSP) ( Only if you are going to Tsum Valley )

Cost to trek Manaslu

Please check out https://greatadventuretreks.com/manaslu-circuit-trek-cost/ for more cost related information.

Best time to trek Manaslu Circuit

The Manaslu circuit trek is one of the major attraction for trekking in Nepal. Spring and Autumn are the best season for Manaslu Circuit Trek. During Autumn, the best months to trek is October , November , December. You can also trek in January. During Spring, March, April and May is considered as the best months. During these seasons the weather is perfect and you can view the mountains range clearly.

How fit do you need to be for Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Talking about difficulties this trek is a demanding trek. But with certain level of fitness, willingness and a bit of preparation anyone can make this trek a success. We have seen trekkers of various age groups trekking in Manaslu Circuit area. You should be prepared to walk at least 5 hours a day. There are a lot of tea houses in this trekking route, so if you feel like you need a rest you can always rest there. The trail takes you through the remote villages, lush green forest, rivers, waterfalls, and breathtaking mountain vistas. You will get to witness striking view of some of the highest mountains. Like Mt.Himalchuli, Mt.Ganesh, Mt.Manaslu, and many more.

ITINERARY:

Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300 m/4,264 ft) Hotel Accommodation.

Day 02:  Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Hotel Accommodation.

Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola (710 m/2329 ft) 8 – 9 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 04: Trek from Soti Khola to Macche Khola (900 m /2952 ft ) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 05: Trek from Maccha Khola to Jagat (1410 m/ 4625 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 06: Trek to Jagat to Deng (7187 m /23,573 ft) 5- 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 07:  Trek from Deng to Namrung (2630 m /8626 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 08: Trek from Namlung to Samagaon (3530 m/11,578 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 09: Exploring Pungyen gompa (3530 m/11,578 ft), Tea House Accommodation.

Day 10: Trek from Samagaon — Samdo (3860 m/12,661 ft) 4 – 5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 11: Rest Day in Samdo (3860 m/12,661 ft), Tea House Accommodation.

Day 12: Trek from Samdo — Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. (4450 m/14,596 ft) 4- 5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 13: Trek from Dharamsala — Larke la (6249 m/ 20497 ft) 8 – 9 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 14: Trek from Bimthang — Tilije (2300 m/ 7544 ft), Tea House Accommodation.

Day 15: Trek from Tilije — Dharapani (3–4 hours) and drive to Besishar (825 m / 2706 ft), Tea House Accommodation.

Day 16: Drive back from Dharapani to Kathmandu on a comfortable vehicle. 7 – 8 hrs, Hotel Accommodation.

Day 17: Final departure.

Detailed Itinerary

9. Rara Lake Trekking – 15 Days

Rara Lake Trekking is hands down one of the most beautiful treks that take you to Rara Lake in Nepal. It is one of the largest lakes in Nepal. Every year, thousands of visitors visit the lake from all over the world. Rara Lake lies at an elevation of 2,990 meters with an area of 10.8 km square. It is beautifully surrounded by green hills and Rara National Park, makes it a good trekking destination. Also, the view of snow clad Himalayan peaks enhances the beauty of Rara Lake. This mesmerizing trek to Rara Lake is located in the remote northwest part of Nepal. The trek starts from a pulsating capital city and takes you to the remote area of Jumla. Enrooted you’ll pass through some interesting village of Gorusingha, Sija, Jaljala and finally trek ends at the tranquil heaven that is Rara Lake. Besides, Rara Lake Trek also lies in Rara National Park which is one of the most enthralling national parks to observe diverse wildlife. The national park consists of several blue pines, black juniper, oak, cypress, and rhododendron forests. These forests have been home to Himalayan Black Bear, Musk Deer, Leopards, Ghoral, Thar, and Red Panda. These forests are also home of more than 200 species of colorful birds and butterflies.

Surprisingly, Rara Lake is one of the bluest water in the world yet the lake shows three different colors in a day and the background of the lake also keeps changing. Rara Lake Trekking route is less crowded and very much off beaten trail. So, it is a great option for those who are seeking isolation and communion with nature. Throughout the trekking journey, you’ll experience the very different and unique cultures and panorama which are different from rest of Nepal. This stunning lake in the high altitude is surrounded by forests of pine, alpine meadows, juniper and spruce, while in the background one can outlook the magnificent snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. In winter there is often snow on the ridges surrounding the Lake which gives the lake a heavenly look. Get ready to admire the off beaten trail and wilderness of the beauty of serene Rara Lake with The Great Adventure Treks.

Rara Lake Trekking Highlights

• Cultural tour of Kathmandu Valley
• Enjoy a super scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and vice-versa
• Explore the natural beauty and tranquility of Rara Lake
• Visit Sinja valley, an important old historical place of Nepal
• Explore the rich bio-diversity of Rara National Park
• Enjoy the beautiful landscape and view of distant peaks of Dolpo and API Shripal
• Walk through beautiful pine, birch, and rhododendron forests
• Experience authentic culture and lifestyle of Jumla district

Rara Lake Trekking Difficulty

Rara Lake Trekking apparently is quite easy and appropriate for any level of trekkers. With the basic level of fitness, beginners and intermediate level trekkers can easily complete this trek. You possibly can be able to hike for 4 to 6 hours over hilly terrain with a light day pack. So, this trek doesn’t require any previous trekking experience and technical experience.

Best Time for Rara Lake Trekking

The Spring (September-October) and Autumn season (March-May) are the best time for Rara Lake Trekking. During this time the weather will be pleasant and you’ll get splendid views of the Himalayas reflecting in the lake. Not to forget mentioning, the area is covered by blooming colorful Rhododendrons during spring season which add unique and incomparable beauty around the lake.

ITINERARY:

Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300 m/4,264 ft) Hotel Accommodation.

Day 02:  Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Hotel Accommodation.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150 m/490 ft) 1 hr, Hotel Accommodation.

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2,540 m/8,334 ft) 20 minutes, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 05: Trek from Jumla to Chere Chaur (3055 m/10,023 ft) Tea House Accommodation.

Day 06: Chere Chaur to Chalachaur (2980 m/9,777 ft) 5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 07: Chalachaur to Sinja Valley (2490 m/ 8167 ft) Tea House Accommodation.

Day 08: Sinja to Ghorosingha (3050 m/10007 ft) Tea House Accommodation.

Day 09: Ghorosingha to Rara Lake (3010 m/9876 ft) 6-7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 10:  Explore Rara Lake to explore the beauty of the lake and backdrop of the lake, communicate with the local people and learn their culture and ethnicity in detail. Tea House Accommodation.

Day 11: Rara Lake to Pina (2440 m/ 8006 ft) 4-5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 12: Pina to Bumra (2850 m/9351 ft) 5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 13: Trek ends: Bumra to Jumla (2540 m/8334 ft) 5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 14: Fly to Nepalgunj, Fly to Kathmandu, Hotel Accommodation.

Day 15:  Final departure

Detailed Itinerary

10. Kanchenjunga Trek – 24 Days

Kanchenjunga Trekking is one of the most gorgeous trekking trails in Nepal. The trek takes you to one of the peak massifs in the world, Mt. Kanchenjunga. Kanchenjunga means ‘Five Treasures of the Great Snow’ in the Tibetan language. They denote the five summits that makeup Kanchenjunga range. Kanchenjunga Trekking is an unspoiled trekking trail in eastern Nepal. It is a restricted trekking territory. You must trek with a local guide and at least 2 trekkers. This is the most follow rule set by the Government of Nepal.

The trail to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is less crowded. The trek plunders the trekkers with a unique insight into the remote part of Eastern Nepal. Also, you can observer the rural lifestyles in the region. Trekking in Kanchenjunga tenders the most beautiful Himalayan scenery. You will perceive the best outlook of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Makalu, and Jahnu Himal. You will also see gigantic heights of Mt. Rothang and Kabru above a moraine on the Nepal-Sikkim border. During the trail, you will see the regular changes in the landscape. The trek offers diversified flora and wildlife. On the trek, we will pass through the cosseted areas of the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. We can observe numerous wildlife and birds like pheasant, dragon, snow leopard, black bear, red panda, etc.

Trip Highlights of Kanchenjunga Trekking

  • Magnificent views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Jannu, Mera Peak, and many others.
  • The beautiful remote villages in the Kanchenjunga region.
  • Exploration of both Kanchenjunga Base Camps.
  • Experience of walking over the glaciers.
  • Pristine Rhododendron forest and the high alpine passes.
  • The settlements of Tibetan refugees on the Kanchenjunga Trekking Routes.
  • Wildlife species in Kanchenjunga region like musk deer, snow leopard, blue sheep.

Best Time for Kanchenjunga Trekking

Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) are the finest time for Kanchenjunga Trekking. During these times, the weather and temperature are more favorable for travel. Kanchenjunga Trekking is possible throughout the year. But in monsoon, the recurrent rainfall adds complexities to the trek. In winter, the expanse is very cold. So, Kanchenjunga trekking in off seasons is doable, but it is very difficult.

Trek Difficulties during Kanchenjunga Trekking

The Kanchenjunga Trekking is a long period trek. Trekkers often feel fatigued in the middle of the trek. So, be mentally prepared before you start the trek. The trek isn’t easy. There are recurrent ups and downs. Some are very steep and risky. During the trek some days, you will have to walk for 8 to 9 hours. For that, you will need a healthy body and a vigorous mind. You can get some physical training before you go. Make sure that you can walk for 7 to 8 hours a day. There are different sections on the trail with the possibility of landslides. Mainly in the rainy season and in winter, you must have trepidation of landslides and avalanches. While walking through harsh sections, you might feel low in energy. Many trekkers feel that. So, get some energy bars or chocolates. Always be careful while ascending or descending over the glaciers, and other uneven sections.

ITINERARY:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02: Permit Preparation and half day sight seeing

Day 03: Flight to Bhadrapur (40 – 45 min) and drive Phidim (4 hrs), Tea House Accommodation.

Day 04: Drive to Taplejung (1,820m) 8hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 05: Trek to Chirwa (1,270m) 6 -7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 06: Trek to Amjlosa (2,520m) 8-9 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 07: Trek to Gyabla (2,730m) 4 -5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 08: Trek to Ghunsa (3,595m) 5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 09: Acclimatization Day at Ghunsa.

Day 10: Trek to Kambachen (4,050m) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 11: Trek to Lhonak (4,780m) 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 12: Trek to Pangpema (5,065m) 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 13: Exploring Pangpema Area

Day 14: Trek Back to Ghunsa (5,140 m) 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 15: Trek to Sele le (4,290m) 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 16: Trek Sele la, Sinion La Pass, Mirgin La Pass, Sinelapcha La Pass and Tseram (3,870m) 8 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 17: Hike to Oktang Base Camp (5,364m) 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 18: Trek to Torangden (2,995m) 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 19: Trek to Yamphudin (2,080m) 7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 20: Trek Down to Khebang (1,910m) 7-8 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 21: Trek to Khandembe (1,420m) 8-9 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 22: Trek to Tharpu (1600m) 4 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Day 23: Drive to Bhadrapur by Bus ( 8 -9 HRS) Hotel Accommodation

Day 24: Fly to Kathmandu (40 – 45 minutes) Hotel Accommodation.

Detailed Itinerary

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