Trekking trials to explore in the Himalayas of Nepal; Most Popular Trekking packages in Nepal

Trekking; Hiking is a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails or footpaths in the countryside. Walking for pleasure developed in Europe during the eighteenth century. Religious pilgrimages have existed much longer but they involve walking long distances for a spiritual purpose associated with specific religions.

Nepal is home to some of the most spectacular treks in the world. Ranging from classics like Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, and Langtang to up and coming treks such as the Manaslu Circuit Trek and the Nar Phu Valley Trek, some of Nepal's best treks are listed below, you can read on and can plan to go on track.
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Most popular trekking routes (Trekking Packages) to explore in Nepal :

1. Everest Base Camp
2. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
3. The Royal Trek
4. Gokyo Lake
5. Poon Hill Trek
6. Helambu Trek
7. Kanchenjunga Base Camp
8. Langtang Valley Trek
9. Mansalu Himal Trek
10. Upper Dolpo (Dolpa)
11. Upper Mustang Trek
12. Annapurna Circuit (ABC Trek)

1. Everest Base Camp:
     There are two base camps on Mount Everest, on opposite sides of the mountains: South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 ft) (28°0′26″N 86°51′ 34″E), while North Base Camp is in Tibet, China at 5,150 meters (16,900 ft) (28°8′29″N 86°51′5″E).
Everest Base Camp trek is one of the finest treks in the world that centers on the world's highest peak Mt. Everest (29,029 ft/ 8,848.68m). Everest is more than a mountain and the journey to its base camp is more than just a trek. This journey will provide you with a natural thrill as it takes you through breathtaking high-altitude landscapes, Buddhist monasteries, traditional Sherpa culture, high-altitude animals, and snow-capped mountains.

        Along a route dubbed by some as "the steps to heaven," every bend in the trail provides another photo opportunity — beautiful forests, Sherpa villages, glacial moraines, and foothills. For active adventurers not afraid to break a sweat, our full trekking support staff will bring you close to local cultures before opening a window to the top of the world. As for the cost of Everest Base Camp Trek, there is no fixed price. The journey would cost anywhere between $2099 to $4500 depending on the route, the outfitter and their services. The luxurious trekking packaging and return by helicopter will cost a bit higher than the standard packages.

2. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek:
        The Annapurna Sanctuary is a high glacial basin lying 40 km directly north of Pokhara. This oval-shaped plateau sits at an altitude of over 4000 meters, and is surrounded by a ring of mountains, the Annapurna range, most of which are over 7000 meters. Annapurna Base Camp Trek probably the best legendary and classical treks in the world offers Breathe stopping Mountain View, give opportunity to experience the typical Nepali village, local people and their way of living traditional life in Himalaya of Nepal.The Annapurna Base Camp route goes passing through spectacular and tranquil landscapes, charming Gurung and Magar villages, lush green Rhododendron, bamboo and alpine forests to the trip's last and final destination, Annapurna Base Camp at the height of 4130 m (13546 ft).

The locals in Annapurna Base Camp Route are mixed ethnic groups;There are Brahmans and Chhetris in lower elevations and Mongoloid Himalayan people in Himalaya. Mostly there are Gurung and Magar people in the area, famous for Gurkha regiment. From mid-September to November (autumn) and March to May (spring) are the best seasons to trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Considering the difficulty of this trek, it is very moderate and does not demand advanced physical fitness levels so anyone can enjoy and take pleasure in nature walking during this trek.

like magic, before our eyes. Anyone who loves nature and beautiful landscape will never forget this astonishing experience. The trek can be lengthened and shortened according to the time you have. This trek is not the most expensive trek in Nepal.

3. The Royal Trek:

    The Royal Trek is one of the shortest treks that follow a shrub like path along the foothills of Annapurna, north of the Pokhara valley. The Royal Trek is so-named because Prince Charles and his 90 person entourage had explored this route in the early eighties. It is one of the easiest treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal suitable for all; even for the beginners and elderly people.


The trial leads you through an easy route with an occasional uphill and downhill hike that follows ridges and valleys. As you walk through the rhododendron forests, you will be blessed with the beautiful Himalayan vistas.The panoramic view of Pokhara valley, northern Annapurna range and Mt. Fishtail is simply awe inspiring. On your way, you will pass through various ethnic villages rich in diverse culture. It is an awesome opportunity to interact with locals and get some insights about their culture, customs, traditions and lifestyles. The cost of the Royal trek is about $1790 on average per person.

4. Gokyo Lake:

         Gokyo lake is one of the heavenly places of earth.It is located in Khumjung VDC of Solukhumbu district. It is located 4700m above the sea level which lies next to the Gokyo Ri. Gokyo lake is 43m deep. It is one of the famous trekking trail for trek lovers. It is also a sacred place for Hindus and Buddhists.   

         This is one of the most adventurous treks in the Everest region of the Himalayas, following the high route pass of Cho La (5330m) into the Base Camp of Mount Everest. This ascent follows the Dudh Koshi and Khumbu valleys from the homeland of the Sherpa people to the Gokyo valley, which provides breath-taking views of four 8,000m peaks; Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu and the largest glacier in Nepal, the Ngozumpa glacier. We visit the turquoise Gokyo lakes before following the high route pass of Cho La (5330m) and then drop into the Khumbu Valley and the base camp of Mount Everest. This trek cost ranges from USD 1200 to USD 1800 per person. The cost depends, however, on the season you are traveling in and the activities you want to do during your trek.It covers your flight cost, permit, transportation, accommodation, guide, porter, etc.

5. Poon Hill:    

        Poonhill trek is a short and relatively easy trek into the Annapurna region. This trek is suitable for those who do not have much time to spend with a burning desire to observe the beauty of snow-capped mountains.It starts from Birethanti after one and half hour drive from Pokhara. This trek passes beautiful villages of Birethanti, Hile, Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani and Ghandruk.You will enjoy the trek in the spectacular mountain scenery through delightful villages inhabited by Gurungs and Magars. Around every corner is an exciting glance of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be open to you as you reach the high points of your trek. 

The viewpoint on Poonhill (3210m.) offers the best view of mountains and sunrise. Dense rhododendron forests full of birds and imaging valleys make your trip more enjoyable. Mt. Dhaulagiri ranges, Mt.Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Barasikhar, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli, and Manaslu ranges will view from this trek.As the sun touches the snow-capped summits, the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks, slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. The trek can be lengthened and shortened according to the time you have. This trek is not the most expensive trek in Nepal.Anyone who loves nature and beautiful landscape will never forget this astonishing experience.

6. Helambu:
       Helambu Trek is a short, easy, and popular trek to the culturally and naturally rich Helambu valley. This trek allows you to get insight into the Buddhist culture as you enjoy the incredible landscapes and views of stunning tall mountains - including Gauri Shankar, Langtang, and Ganesh Himal. This is a relatively low altitude trek along a less busy trekking route through temperate forests. , green valleys, rhododendron forests, Tamang and Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries.

       The views of the mountains are stunning and include Langtang, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Rolwaling, and Gauri Shankar. With the highest point of this trek being Tharepati Pass at 3,650m with its magnificent views of Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, Langsisa and other snow-capped mountains and with the warmer climate; grassy meadows; atmospheric forests; torrential rivers and friendly people, this is a stunning trek for those with less time or do not wish to trek at high altitudes. The total Helambu trek costs range from $500-$1000 which includes the money you will pay for food, accommodation, guides and porters.

7. Kanchenjunga Base Camp:
       Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m) is the second-highest mountain in Nepal and the third highest in the world. For people who love remote area treks, Kanchenjunga trekking is the best choice. There are innumerable beauties in this Kanchenjunga Base Camp region, including its diverse geography. There are majestic mountains including Kanchenjunga Himal, Kanchanjungha Madhya, Kanchenjunga South, Faktanglung, Yalung Kang, Kangbachen, Kirat Chuli, Jongsang, Kabru, Gimigela, Doma and Pathibhara.Kanchenjunga base camp trek is a superb 26 day holiday in the east of Nepal, with 21 days of actual trekking covering 220 km in an area which is far less visited by tourists and includes a wide range of wonderful scenery from lush, tropical jungle through to rhododendron, chestnut and oak forests.

Visitors numbers to this trekking area are restricted, so to trek in Kanchenjunga, you need a local guide and at least 2 trekkers fulfill and gain the necessary permits.
This trek visits both base camps on the north and south side of the mountain and is generally run for small groups of people looking for custom dates. The route to Kanchenjunga Base Camp passes through the Arun valley which is considered one of the most beautiful regions for trekking in Nepal, and one of the highlights is the Kanchenjunga Conservation area which covers an area of ​​​​2035 square kilometers. The cost depends on the trip's duration, accommodation, and transportation you plan to use during the trip. Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek (north) cost ranges from $1,000 to $5,000.

8. Langtang Valley Trek:
         Langtang trek is a trek with real heart. The Langtang Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal and was once the darling of trekkers seeking stunning landscapes and authentic culture along with heartwarming hospitality in delightful homestay guest houses — all within easy reach of Kathmandu. The trek starts at the small town of Syabru Besi. You will trek through magnificent forests to the high alpine meadows and yak pastures around Kyangjin Gompa (a Buddhist monastery).

 After an (optional) day hike up to the top of Kyangjin Ri (peak), where the 360-degree views of the Himalayan mountains are truly spectacular, you retrace your route back down the valley. Langtang Village was utterly destroyed during the April 2015 earthquake. The resilient locals have been busy rebuilding; Teahouses and lodges have been rebuilt and opened. The best way for people to help us continue visiting this area. While many recognize the names Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit, and Annapurna Base Camp Trek, few recognize the name Langtang Valley Trek. The Langtang Valley can be reached by a day's drive from the Kathmandu Valley.The Langtang Trekking Cost is between 500 to 900 USD for 10, 12 days trekking, The cost of your trekking depends on how you travel, what you carry with you, and what you eat during your journey.

9. Manaslu Base Camp:
      The Manaslu Circuit trek is a stunning 13-day journey (18 days including travel and days in Kathmandu) which treks around the world's eighth highest mountain, beginning in the busy market town of Soti Khola, going up and back along a different path, ending in Syange. This is a trek for someone who wants something different in Nepal but still offers the most striking and jaw-dropping scenery. Manaslu base camp trekking is another popular trekking recognized in the Manaslu region. It is an "untouched" natural paradise rural valley trail in Nepal and is located on the border between Nepal and Tibet.

Manaslu base camp trek route was officially opened as an adventure walking trip for tourists in 1992 and very less amount of tourists visited Manaslu base camp trek because it is one of the restricted trekking routes in the Manaslu Region, and requires special trekking permits.Manaslu Base Camp treks offer rich culture, tradition, adventure, scenic beauty, and rural civilization that represents the ancient Tibetan lifestyle. Due to the newly opened route, this trek surrounding the entire Manaslu ridge offers a chance to expansively explore the full range of Nepal's natural and cultural diversity. The trek alone can cost you anywhere from US$1,000 to US$1,200 based on the facilities preferred.

10. Upper Dolpo (Dolpa):
          The Dolpo region is familiar with the Tibetan Plateau, but it is yet to be unexplored. It has maintained its natural beauty, although the territory is less frequent by the waves of modernization. However, making you an essential destination for trekkers who admire the value of serenity. Upper Dolpo Trek is a restricted area that only opened for tourism in 1989. It belongs to the Shey Phoksundo National Park, and the Upper Dolpo trek route usually goes above 4000 meters, and this unknown land influences the Tibetan culture. So, this is a complete guide to Upper Dolpo trekking that helps you to plan a trek to Upper Dolpo with a one-in-a-million experience.

Upper Dolpo Trek is a challenging and remote trek that should only be attempted by experienced hikers. the trail has several rivers and glaciers across, also rocky paths, and many steep passes. It is possible for the weather to be extreme, with high winds and low temperatures. Due to the fact that there are fewer amenities along the way, hikers must be self-sufficient along the way. Phoksundo Lake is the highlight of the entire Upper Dolpo trek circuit route, which is more than 1,500 feet deep. Its water is of turquoise blue color circled by dense pine forest and the snow-capped magnifications of Himalayas views.

The Upper Dolpo Trek itinerary starts by plane from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Juphal-Dunai. Various picturesque landscapes can be viewed along the trail, as well as vast mountain ranges. Through arid landscapes and mixed forests, the trail leads to Ringmo Lake and Say Phoksundo Lake and through indigenous cultures. A Buddhist monastery called Gombas Monastery is located on Crystal Mountain, and it contains semi-precious stones and historical buildings.

The Upper Dolpo passes through villages inhabited by ethnic Buddhists. Tibetans only speak Tibetan in this area. Our hike will take us to the last settlement before Tibet, and we can see the Tibetan border as we reach Musi Gaun. Continuing our ascent, we reach Jomsom via the Sangdala pass (5,111 meters).It is the starting point of the Upper Mustang Trek, the Tilicho Pass Trek, the Dhaulagiri Pass, and the Thapa peak climb. Total Upper Dolpo Trek Permits Cost US$ 570 Per Person also it depends on how you travel.

11. Upper Mustang:
        The Upper Mustang Trek is all about exploring the hidden world of the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Mustang. It can't get much more remote. Due to its inaccessibility, Mustang has long been protected from mass tourism and is now known as the last bastion of traditional Tibetan culture. The trek visits Kagbeni, the gateway to Upper Mustang, then through a stark landscape in the rain shadow of the Dhaulagiri massif to Lo-Manthang, the seat of past Kings of the Kingdom of Lo.Explore caves, rock paintings, monasteries, and gompa and learn something about the culture of this area. Panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and others, are very much part of this exciting trip.In the past, this valley was a forbidden kingdom within Nepal.

Due to decades of isolation from the world, it developed its own tradition and culture, which closely resembles the Tibetan culture. Currently, Upper Mustang forms a prime trek destination due to its unique desert-like terrain, its unique history, and culture. Not only the culture and tradition but also the landscape is very much related to Tibet. Mustang lies in the rain shadow of the Dhaulagiri and you walk in a complete desolate landscape, surrounded by rocks in all kinds of colors and bizarre formations. In this barren landscape the villages with their bright colored fields are like oases. The trail follows the salt caravan route of the old days, during which the people of Mustang traded Tibetan salt with grain from the lowlands.The overall Upper Mustang trek cost per person is US$1750 to US$4500.

12. Annapurna Circuit (ABC Trek):
        The Annapurna Circuit is a trek within the mountain ranges of central Nepal. The total length of the route varies between 160-230 km, depending on where motor transportation is used and where the trek ends.This trek crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna Massif. The trek begins at Besisahar or Bhulbhule in the Marshyangdi river valley and concludes in the Kali Gandaki Gorge. Besisahar can be reached after a seven-hour drive from Kathmandu. The trail passes along paddy fields and into subtropical forests, several waterfalls and gigantic cliffs, and various villages.

Annapurna Circuit has been voted as the best long-distance trek in the world, as it combines, in its old full form, a wide variety of climate zones from tropics at 600 m asl to the arctic at 5416 m asl at the Thorong La pass and cultural variety from Hindu villages at the low foothills to the Tibetan culture of Manang Valley and lower Mustang. Continuing construction of a road has shortened the trail and changed the villages. The Besisahar - Manang road has been built which passes through the trekking trail much of the time. With the construction of roads, mountain biking is becoming popular, with Mustang, in particular. This trek costs about NPR 2440/US$22 per person per day and it also differs according to the package.

In a nutshell, trekking in Nepal is an exceedingly popular adventure across the world. Every trip has a unique trail and offers raw experiences. These popular treks in the mountains are multi-day treks and require great hiking enthusiasm and physical fitness. Mostly, the highest points you will trek will be around 5500 meters. Some of the highest places you will trek are viewpoints and mountain passes. But, on average, you will walk to around 4000 meters in altitude. However, there are plenty of treks in Nepal to choose from challenging to low-altitude treks. We will come up with low-altitude trekking trials in the days to come.

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