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Best 20 Treks in Nepal

16 Jan 2020 Magic Himalaya Treks

Best 20 Treks in Nepal

Nepal and its Himalaya are a paradise for adventure and excitement lovers. Our country Nepal offers all types of hiking journeys for all kinds of trekkers and travelers. It is possible to have easy hikes to multi-day treks at the foothills of the mountains. There are also some moderate treks for a week or more in the mid-hills. Here are some of the best 20 treks in Nepal that are available in different parts of Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest base camp trek is the first and most popular trek in Nepal. The trek represents the Everest region, Everest base camp as well as Mount Everest. The Everest base camp trekking is the chance to step on the base of Everest and seeing Everest so close from Kalapather View Point. The base camp trek of Everest can be done in 12 days, 13 days, 14 days, 15 days as well as 16 days. This trek is the number 1 Best trek among the best 20 Treks in Nepal. We can do this trekking in Luxurious as well as including yoga. Magic Himalaya also organizes Everest base camp luxury trek as well as Everest base camp yoga trek.

Overview

Duration: 12 days, 13 days, 14 days, 15 days, 16 days and can customize too.

Maximum elevations: 5550 meters above sea level.

Trek Category: Moderate

Trek Permits: Khambu Municipality Charge fee, as well as Sagarmatha National Park, permits.

Best time for trek: March, April, May, and September, October, November

Accommodations: Tea House Accommodations.

Trek Restrictions: No

Trek Highlights

  • Tengboche Monastery and Sherpa Hospitality
  • Scenic flights to Lukla as well as Lukla landing and take off.
  • Namche Bazaar and the Everest viewpoints.
  • Kalapather viewpoints as well as Everest base camp
  • Thukla pass as well as the Khumbu Valley
  • Sherpa culture, Traditions as well as lifestyle

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna circuit trek is the Highlight of both the Annapurna region and the whole of Nepal. Many Numbers of people visit the Annapurna circuit and cross Thorangla pass to reach the Muktinath area. The Annapurna circuit trek is also known as Round Annapurna Trek or Annapurna circle trek. This trek is the number 2 Best treks among the best 20 treks in Nepal. We can see different cultures, Traditions, Hospitality, Landscapes, the temperature each day during the trek. This makes this trek special and so popular.

Overview

Duration: 17 days and can customize according to demands and time.

Maximum elevations: 5416 meters above sea level.

Trek Category: Moderate

Trek Permits: Annapurna Conservation Area permits as well as TIMS Card.

Best time for trek: March, April, May, and September, October, November

Accommodations: Tea House Accommodations.

Trek Restrictions: No

Trek Highlights

  • Explore the remotes villages and settlements along the way
  • Visit the Best viewpoints on Manang surrounding ice lake, 100 lamas or Gangapurna viewpoint.
  • Visit the Pilgrimage site Muktinath which is important for both Hindu as well as Buddhist.
  • Kagbeni Village and the Gateway to Upper mustang kingdom.
  • Visit the famous village of Jomsom and Try local products as well as an apple product.
  • Crossing the widest pass Thorangla.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base camp trek is the trek that reaches an elevation of 4130 meters above the sea level. This trekking is also known as Annapurna sanctuary trek as well as ABC trek. The main highlights of the trek are the base camp where there is possible to see many mountains all around. The sunrise on the mountain including Annapurna is awesome to see. The stunning and holy mountain fishtail is another attraction of the trek.

Overview

Duration: 14 days and can customize too.

Maximum elevations: 4130 meters above sea level.

Trek Category: Moderate

Trek Permits: TIMs (Trekkers Information Management system) and Annapurna Conservation Area permit.

Best time for trek: March, April, May, and September, October, November

Accommodations: Tea House Accommodations.

Trek Restriction: No

Trek Highlights

  • Annapurna base camp stay and Mountains around.
  • Full view of the Highest Mountain in Annapurna I.
  • Natural Hot springs bath in Jhinu Danda after Abc
  • Mesmerizing Dhaulagiri along with stunning valleys and village on Hills
  • Different color Rhododendrons forests and Bamboo forest along the way
  • Close observation of Gurung as well as Mongolian people cultures, Traditions, and history

Manaslu Trekking

Manaslu trekking is the newly introduce western part trek in Nepal. The Manaslu trekking route is open in 1992 for the first time. This trek is a very popular camping trek in the past but now is possible to do a tea house. At present this trek is known as one of the best sellers and most visited trek in Nepal. The trek is inside the restricted area which makes travelers buy restricted area permits. To get permits the Nepal government registered company is needed and a guide is compulsory to have. The trek is also known as the Manaslu circuit trek.

Overview

Duration: 17 days and can customize too.

Maximum elevations: 5213 meters above sea level.

Trek Category: Moderate

Trek Permits: Manaslu Special Permits as well as Annapurna conversations permits.

Best time for trek: March, April, May, and September, October, November

Accommodations: Tea House/lodges Accommodations

Trek Restrictions: Yes. We need to have restricted area permits to do the trek.

Trek Highlights

  • The region has friendly people and rich culture which include both Nepali as well as Tibetan ethnic groups.
  • The larky la pass and the view from the top.
  • The stunning and mesmerizing view of Manaslu ranges as well as Annapurna
  • Rhododendrons forest with Multicolor flowers.
  • The valleys along with flora and fauna of this region
  • The wonderful villages that are settled on the hills.

Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang trek is the trek in the restricted area of Nepal. This mustang area is a remote and isolated region of Nepalese Himalayas. This is one of the preserved regions in the world. It is preserved until 1992. The majority of people in this region speak the Tibetan language. The upper mustang trek is one of the expensive treks which have the US $500 per person just for the Permits of 10 days visit inside the area. Nowadays Motorcycle tour, as well as a jeep tour, is also very popular besides the trek.

Overview

Duration: 17 days and can customize too.

Maximum elevations: 3810 meters above sea level.

Trek Category: Moderate

Trek Permits: Upper Mustang Special Permits as well as Annapurna conversations permits.

Best time for trek: All the year due to no rain in the area.

Accommodations: Tea House/lodges Accommodations

Trek Restrictions: Yes. We need to have restricted area permits to do the trek.

Trek Highlights

  • Chance to see Teji festival celebrations.
  • Get to know more about Buddhism.
  • Snowed capped mountain views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and many more mountains.
  • Visit the Pilgrimage sites Muktinath area.
  • Explore in Jomsom as well as Kagbeni Villages.
  • Visit Jong cave and interesting Battlefield from History
  • Stunning view of the Annapurna region from Pokhara Jomsom flights.

Ghorepani poon hill trek

Ghorepani Poon hill trek is the short trek that starts from Pokhara and ends in Pokhara mostly. The Ghorepani Poon hill is the trek that visits the Ghorepani village and Poon hill for sunrise and Himalayan view in a 180-degree angle. This Trek also takes you to the interesting villages along with the best Ghandruk villages which are rich in cultures and traditions. The Poon Hill trek is also possible to do by combine with the Yoga program which we have as Ghorepani poon Hill yoga trek. The trek is suitable for all age groups due to trek in low elevations.

Overview

Duration: 10 days and can customize too.

Maximum elevations: 3210 meters above sea level.

Trek Category: Easy

Trek Permits: TIMs (Trekkers Information Management system) and Annapurna Conservation Area permit.

Best time for trek: January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December.

Accommodations: Tea House/lodges Accommodations

Trek Restriction: No

Trek Highlights

  • Stunning villages on the hill and heartily welcoming peoples.
  • 180-degree mountain views from the poon hill tower along with the sunrise.
  • View from Room in Ghorepani as well as Ghandruk.
  • The Gurung people who are rich in culture and traditions
  • Rhododendrons forests along the way

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is the most popular trek among fewer people because it is a new destination for tea houses. This Trek is done on with tents for a long time. Mardi Himal base camp trek follows the trail of shepherds. The trek to Mardi opens in 2012 officially.  This trek is one of the most visited treks in 2019. It is also among the best seller by different trek company in Nepal. The Treks start in Pokhara and ends in Pokhara city. The main aim of the trek is to reach the upper viewpoint or Mardi Himal base camp to see the stunning views of Himalayas.

Overview

Duration: 10 days and can customize too.

Maximum elevations: 4259 meters above sea level.

Trek Category: Easy

Trek Permits: TIMs (Trekkers Information Management system) and Annapurna Conservation Area permit.

Best time for trek: January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December.

Accommodations: Tea House/lodges Accommodations

Trek Restriction: No

Trek Highlights

  • Spectacular and stunning view of Annapurna Himalayan Ranges.
  • Due to the newly opened trail, the route is fresh and new.
  • Pokhara city and its multi visiting places.
  • View of Mardi Himal and other mountains along the way.
  • Walking through Rhododendrons forest as well as other dense forests.

Everest three High pass Trek

Everest three high pass treks in the heart of the Sagarmatha national park which is known as the Everest area/ Khumbu area. The high pass trek includes the Famous Chola pass, Renjo La pass, and Kongma La pass. On the trek, we also have the opportunity of visiting Everest base camp, Kalapather viewpoint, and Gokyo RI and Gokyo lakes in Gokyo valley. The Everest high pass is the adventure of a lifetime that provides the chance to see most of the things that are available in the Everest region. This is one of the challenging treks in Everest regions and only 50 percent of people able to do all this on the first attempt.

Overview

Duration: 20 days and can customize too.

Maximum elevations: 5545 meters above sea level.

Trek Category: Challenging

Trek Permits: Khambu Municipality Charge fee, as well as Sagarmatha National Park, permits

Best time for trek: March, April, May, September, October, and November.

Accommodations: Tea House/lodges Accommodations

Trek Restriction: No

Trek Highlights

  • The stunning Himalayan view from the top of Renjo la pass top, Kongma la pass top and Cho la pass top
  • 360-degree views from Kalapather viewpoint along with the sunrise view.
  • Stunning Everest view hotel visit to see the view.
  • Experience the local culture and hospitality of different Sherpa communities
  • Visit Gokyo lakes and valleys.
  • Visit Sherpa capital Namchebazar along with different villages along the way.

Gokyo Valley Trek

Gokyo valley trek is one of the stunning treks in the Everest region. The Gokyo valley Trek is a very popular trekking for many years. The trek is also known as a trek of lake and valleys. The Lakes are the attractions of this trek along with the Gokyo RI. The famous Gokyo valley trek is one of the short treks in Sagarmatha national park that has a stunning view of many mountains along the way. The Gokyo valley trek is the most visited area after the Everest base camp.

Overview

Duration: 13 days and can customize too.

Maximum elevations: 5357 meters above sea level.

Trek Category: Moderate

Trek Permits: Khambu Municipality Charge fee, as well as Sagarmatha National Park, permits

Best time for trek: March, April, May, September, October, and November.

Accommodations: Tea House/lodges Accommodations

Trek Restriction: No

Trek Highlights

  • The stunning view from the fifth lake as well as Gokyo RI.
  • Wonderful Sherpa communities and hospitality
  • Gokyo valleys and its attractive lakes.
  • Wonderful view along the way
  • Visit the famous village’s towns along the way.

Gosainkunda pass trek

Gosainkunda pass trek is one of the famous pass treks in Nepal. It is in the north of the capital city Kathmandu. This is the trek to go to the famous pilgrimage site Gosainkunda. This Gosainkunda is an important site for both Hindu people as well as Buddhist people. Many pilgrimages visit this area. The brilliant landscapes and villages make this journey interesting among travelers. This is among the best 20 treks in Nepal.

Overview

Duration: 10 days and can customize too.

Maximum elevations: 4610 meters above sea level.

Trek Category: Easy to Moderate

Trek Permits: TIMs (Trekkers Information Management System) as well as Langtang national park fee

Best time for trek: March, April, May, September, October, and November.

Accommodations: Tea House/lodges Accommodations

Trek Restrictions: No

Trek Highlights

  • Experience local hospitality as well as different ethnic groups
  • Green valleys, holy lake, a holy mountain, and rocky trails are an interesting part of the trek
  • Birds and different animals are possible to observe along the way.
  • Stunning Himalayan ranges along the way including Langtang Lirung, Yala peak, etc.
  • Wonderful ride to Dhunche villages.

Kanchanjunga base camp trek

Kanchanjunga base camp trek is one of the great Himalaya trails that lie in the eastern part of Nepal. The Kanchanjunga trekking is famous with the third highest mountain Kanchanjunga which is 8586 meters. The meaning of the Kanchanjunga is crystal clear. The base camp visit of the Kanchanjunga is only possible by doing camping. In the past but tea house is made and now it is very popular as a tea house trek. This is among the best 20 treks in Nepal

Overview

Duration: 21 days and can customize too.

Maximum elevations: 5147 meters above sea level.

Trek Category: strenuous

Trek Permits: Kanchanjunga conservation area permit (KCAP) as well as Kanchanjunga restricted area Permit (RAP)

Best time for trek: September, October, November, December.

Accommodations: Tea House/lodges Accommodations

Trek Restrictions: Kanchanjunga Restricted Area

Trek Highlights

  • Challenge the remote trek once in a lifetime.
  • Trekking the less tourist visit area in Nepal
  • Rhododendrons blooming along the way
  • Observe different communities of people, culture, and traditions
  • Stunning view of Lhotse, Everest, Kanchenjunga as well as Makalu

Upper Dolpa Trek Upper Dolpa trek is the famous remote trek as well as unspoiled trekking in Nepal. This trek lies near the Tibet border of Nepal. This is the trek that is untouched from modern facilities and constructions. Due to the border, the area is influenced by Tibet and Tibet. The costume and traditions here are similar to Tibet. This is the trek with high hiking trails which make this trek challenging for many peoples. This is among the best 20 treks in NepalOverviewDuration: 24 days and can customize too. Maximum elevations: 5000 meters above sea level.Trek Category: strenuous trek Permits: Shey Phoksunda national park permits, Tims (Trekkers information Management system), Lower Dolpa permits, Upper Dolpa permits.Best time for trek: Summer season, as well as monsoon season of Nepal, is the best time.

Accommodations: Tea House/lodges Accommodations

Trek Restriction: Dolpa Restricted area

Trek Highlights

  • Bon culture at Ringmo
  • Phoksundo lake
  • Highland monasteries in different places
  • Crossing different challenging high pass along the trail

Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is the classic trek in the Mustang region which is North of Pokhara. This trek includes the visit of deepest Kaligandiki Gorge. This trek is suitable for all kinds of people because of the easy trekking trail.  It is possible to do for anybody with a moderate level of fitness. The Jomsom Muktinath trek is also famous for Pilgrimage purposes. The temple situated in Muktinath is a pilgrimage for both Hindu as well as Buddhist people. This is one of the best trekking in recent times. This is among the best 20 treks in Nepal

Overview

Duration: 13 days and can customize too.

Maximum elevations: 3710 meters above sea level.

Trek Category: easy

Trek Permits: TIMs (trekker’s information Management system) as well as Annapurna conservation permits.

Best time for trek: March, April, May, August, September, October, November

Accommodations: Tea House/lodges Accommodations

Trek Restrictions: No

Trek Highlights

  • Stunning views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Himalayan Range.
  • Muktinath temple the pilgrimage sites for both Hindu and Buddhist.
  • Chances of getting Saligram on Kaligandaki river bank
  • Hot springs experience in Tatopani
  • Apple production fields and products along the way.

Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang valley trek is the combination of spectacular valleys of Langtang areas. It is one of the best and most interesting shorts treks in Nepal. Langtang valley trek is also popular as a valley of glacier treks. The Langtang valley trek main thing is Langtang Lirung Mountain. This mountain dominated the whole area. We see the stunning views of Dorje Lakpa and Shisa Pangma Mountains along the trail. This is among the best 20 treks in Nepal

Overview

Duration: 11 days and can customize too.

Maximum elevations: 4350 meters above sea level.

Trek Category: Easy

Trek Permits: TIMs (trekker’s information Management system), as well as Langtang National Park, permits.

Best time for trek: March, April, May, August, September, October, November

Accommodations: Tea House/lodges Accommodations

Trek Restrictions: No

Trek Highlights

  • Short as well as a scenic trek in Langtang national park
  • Enjoy the Tamang villages and communities along the way
  • Experience different diversity of flora and fauna
  • Unspoiled national parks lie between Nepal and Tibet border
  • Learn more about Tibetan Buddhist cultures and traditions

Tamang Heritage Trek is an interesting and exciting trek that is in between Ganesh Himal and Langtang range. This is also the place where Tibet and Nepal fight around 150 years ago for salt. The area has many Tamang people who are known as warmest and welcoming peoples in Nepal. Trekker also sees untouched culture and tradition of the Tamang community during the trek. This trek is suitable for those people who are willing to see traditional heritages.

Tamang Heritage trek

Overview

Duration: 13 days and can customize too.

Maximum elevations: 3165 meters above sea level.

Trek Category: Easy to moderate

Trek Permits: TIMs (trekker’s information Management system), as well as Langtang National Park, permits.

Best time for trek: March, April, May, August, September, October, November

Accommodations: Tea House/lodges Accommodations

Trek Restrictions: No

Trek Highlights

  • Observe the Tamang Heritage area in detail is.
  • Get a chance to interact with Tamang People
  • Learn more about Tamang culture, traditions and the way they welcome guest
  • Langtang Himalayan ranges view as well as Ganesh Himal view
  • See some creatures and birds along the trail.

Gokyo Everest base camp trek

Gokyo Everest base camp trek is the fabulous trek to Gokyo valley including the famous base camp and Kalapather viewpoint. This is the trek that provides the golden chances of observing the Gokyo valley and Khumbu valley in detail. The stunning view from Gokyo RI and Kalapather are the best things to see. The Gokyo Everest base camp trek is well designed for travelers to see Gokyo lakes, valleys as well as the famous base camp of world highest mountain. The Gokyo Everest base camp trek is one of the best and popular trek people like.

Overview

Duration: 20 days and can customize too.

Maximum elevations: 5550 meters above sea level.

Trek Category: Challenging

Trek Permits: Khumbu Municipality charge fee and Sagarmatha national parks fee

Best time for trek: March, April, May, August, September, October, November

Accommodations: Tea House/lodges Accommodations

Trek Restrictions: No

Trek Highlights

  • Gokyo valley, Gokyo Ri and Gokyo lakes
  • Chola pass and its stunning views
  • Visit Kalapathers and Everest base camp
  • Stunning views from Syangboche viewpoint
  • Learn more about Sherpa hospitality

Everest base camp trek from Jiri

Everest base camp trek from Jiri is chasing the footsteps of legendary Sherpa Tenzing and Edmund Hillary. The walk the same trail during their journey to Everest expeditions. This is the iconic Himalaya trail which is well designed as well as avoids altitude sickness. This trek makes journeys with interesting villages as well as tea houses along the way. On reaching the base camp you will have a deep respect for all the climbers who reach the top of Everest.

Overview

Duration: 21 days and can customize too.

Maximum elevations: 5550 meters above sea level.

Trek Category: Challenging

Trek Permits: Khumbu Municipality charge fee as well as Sagarmatha national parks fee

Best time for trek: March, April, May, August, September, October, November

Accommodations: Tea House/lodges Accommodations

Trek Restrictions: No

Trek Highlights

  • Stunning villages of Jiri, Junbensi and some more along the trail.
  • Crossing the famous Lamjura pass and walk down to Junbensi.
  • Famous monasteries along the way including the Tengboche monastery
  • Learn More about the Famous Sherpa people and community
  • Stunning view from Kalapather as well as step on famous Everest base camp

Everest Panorama trek

Everest panorama trek is the short trek in Everest regions to see Everest. This trek is also known as the Everest view trek. The trek’s highest point is the Syangbochea viewpoint as well as the Everest viewpoint which is around an elevation of 3900 meters above the level. We can see Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kangtega, Kongde, Thame, Tabauche, Kusum Kangaroo and many more mountains. Some luxury people do this trek as Everest luxury view trek also. This is suitable for people with a medium fitness level.

Overview

Duration:  10 days and can customize too.

Maximum elevations: 3860 meters above sea level.

Trek Category: Easy

Trek Permits: Khumbu Municipality charge fee as well as Sagarmatha national parks fee

Best time for trek: March, April, May, August, September, October, November, January, February

Accommodations: Tea House/lodges Accommodations

Trek Restrictions: No

Trek highlights

  • Stunning view from Everest’s viewpoint.
  • Sherpa culture, traditions as well as hospitality
  • Local markets in Namchebazar
  • Scenic flight to Lukla
  • One of the easy but stunning treks to do.

Khopra Danda trek

Khopra Danda Trek is a beautiful as well as untouched trek in the Himalayas. This is the newly opened territories in the Annapurna area for trekkers. This trek is suitable for beginners to trekking experts. We can see the stunning Annapurna as well as Dhaulagiri mountain ranges along the way. The clean and fresh trail makes this trek special. This is among the best 20 treks in Nepal

Overview

Duration: 14 days and can customize too.

Maximum elevations: 4600 meters above sea level.

Trek Category: Easy to moderate

Trek Permits: TIMs (Trekker’s Information Management system) as well as Annapurna conservation permits.

Best time for trek: March, April, May, August, September, October as well as November

Accommodations: Tea House/lodges Accommodations

Trek Restrictions: No

Trek Highlights

  • Stunning views of Annapurna as well as Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges.
  • Poon hill visitors parks for stunning views as well as sunrise in the morning
  • Amazing Magars communities as well as cultures
  • Rhododendrons flowers with different color and oak forests along the way
  • Stunning view from Khopra ridge

Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking

Chisapani Nagarkot trekking is the short and sweet trekking near Kathmandu valley. This trekking is suitable for those people who have less trekking experience and less time. The treks take you to the beautiful villages of Nagarkot and Chisapani. The trekking offers a stunning view of Langtang as well as Annapurna regions. The Nagarkot is the hill station near Kathmandu so many people visit here. It is also one of the best sunrise viewpoints of Nepal. This is among the best 20 treks in Nepal

Overview

Duration: 5 days and can customize too.

Maximum elevations: 2430 meters above sea level.

Trek Category: Easy

Trek Permits: Shivapuri national park fee as well as Nagarkot municipal government charges

Best time for trek: March, April, May, August, September, October as well as November

Accommodations: Tea House/lodges Accommodations

Trek Restrictions: No

Conclusion: There are some other treks who also deserve to get listed on the best 20 treks in the Nepal list. This list is generated from the treks that are available with Magic Himalaya Treks. You can also check some of our videos on youtube. If you are looking forward to journey to Nepal then, this will be the best option to see and trek Nepal. Come to visit Nepal for the year 2020 and support Nepal.

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