Nepal is a country that is renowned for its Himalayas. Indeed, it is often called “the land of the Himalayas.” Eight of the fourteen tallest mountain peaks in the world are in Nepal.
And with this, treks in Nepal are one of the most famous adventure activities to do in the country. Nepal certainly does not lack destinations for trekking at all. It has numerous regions and locations that offer an unforgettable trekking experience.
And each region offers its unique features of ethnic culture and natural beauty.
Here we are presenting the 5 best Nepal treks in Nepal with the help of Balaram Thapa, Travel advisor at Nepal Hiking Team.
Everest Base Camp Trek
The Everest Base Camp Trek is the most famous trekking journey in Nepal and the world. People from far and wide visit Nepal every year to do this. Its popularity is also well-deserved because it is a beautiful journey in the Khumbu region of Nepal.
It leads trekkers to the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain peak and lets them experience the legendary Sherpa culture of Nepal’s Himalayas.
Highlights of the journey include the vantage point of Kala Patthar, which is famed for its panoramic view of the entire Mount Everest massif, a visit to the famous Everest View Hotel that boasts of the best views of Mount Everest and its neighboring peak from all of its windows, unique Sherpa mountain towns like Namche Bazaar and villages like Tengboche, Dingboche, Phakding and Gorakshep among others.
Every location throughout the trip offers impressive close-up views of the Khumbu Himalayas. Mani stone walls carved with prayers and small chortens and goombas line the trekking trail regularly.
Furthermore, the Sagarmatha National Park is also included. Sagarmatha National Park is a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes place in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It has trekking trails that lead to the base camp of Mount Annapurna.
The region of Annapurna is one of the country’s most beautiful and naturally rich regions. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is famous as the Everest Base Camp Trek.
Statistics show that among all of the people visiting Nepal, half of them visit the Annapurna region. This is mainly because the Annapurna region has many tourism-rich locations.
Among them, the lake-side city of Pokhara is the most renowned. Identically, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek also includes Pokhara and many ethnic Magar and Gurung villages like Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrong, and Deurali.
Moreover, the vantage point of Poon Hill is also visited. Poon Hill is quite famous as one of the best vantage points in Nepal. It offers panoramic views of the entire Mount Annapurna massif.
The sunrise view from Poon Hill is breathtaking. Terrace farms and pasturelands are also stapling terrains that ornament the region.
Upper Mustang Trek
The Upper Mustang Trek is one of Nepal’s most culturally rich trekking journeys. Due to the Mustang region’s less rainfall, the terrain consists of arid and corroded cliffs and desert-like topography. Mustang is also known as the former kingdom of Lo, and it contains some of the most fantastic rock formations in the world.
Various Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and goombas are present in the region, providing fantastic insight into the Tibetan Buddhist religion. Mustang is among the last vestiges of an unsullied Tibetan Buddhist religion globally.
Tourism in Mustang was restricted for the longest time, and because of this isolation, the region’s cultural practices and traditions have remained the same for centuries. The Upper Mustang trek, as a result, is like going back in time.
Manaslu Circuit Trek
The Manaslu Circuit Trek takes place in the beguiling Manaslu region. It allows you to experience magnificent views of mountains like Mount Manaslu- the eighth-highest mountain in the world, and many of its surrounding peaks like the Sringi Himal, Himlung, Cheo Peak, Gyagi Kung, Kang Koru, and Annapurna II, among many others.
These beautiful Himalayan peaks present a fantastic sight while trekking on the trails. It includes trudging on the ancient salt trading route along the ebullient river of the Budhi Gandaki.
The trekking trail of the Manaslu Circuit also passes through many verdantly rich forests of rhododendron trees and alpine woods like pine, cedar, birch, and junipers. The trekking trails are also ornamented attractively with Mani stone-wall carvings, giving the trails a celestial quality.
The region’s wildlife and biodiversity are also a matter of great integrity because the forests of the Manaslu Region are home to many wild animals and beautiful avifaunal.
The Larkya La Mountain Pass ascent also presents a breathtaking view of the cerulean glacier and Mount Manaslu’s sight. It also includes the Manaslu Conservation Area.
The Langtang Valley Trek
The Langtang Valley Trek takes place in the fantastic Langtang valley in Nepal. The beautiful valley of Langtang, known as “The Valley of Glaciers,” lies only 19 miles north of Kathmandu. Blessed with an awe-inspiring landscape, the valley is also home to various rare species of birds and animals.
Laying within the confines of Langtang National Park- the first Himalayan national park of the country, the Langtang Valley Trek is a beautiful, fascinating journey. The Langtang Valley is renowned for its Cheese Factory and the serene Kyanjin Gompa.
The visit to the Gompa serves as the cultural aspect of the journey, where you can get insight into the Tibetan-influenced Buddhist culture prevalent in this region. Most people in this region are Tamang, and you can get knowledge and information on the Tamang way of life in the valley during the trek.
The valley also offers some of the most spectacular mountains above 7000 meters, like Mount Langtang Lirung, the Ganesh Himal, the Tserko RI, the Kyanjin RI, the Dorje Lakpa, and many more.
There are many more treks that you can choose from in Nepal. Visiting Nepal is also relatively cheaper than most countries, with many unique Himalayan features and cultural riches. If you still need to visit Nepal, it is time to do it!