Trekking in Nepal Himalayas

2nd Jun 2017
Photo of Trekking in Nepal Himalayas by Glorious Himalaya Trekking Pvt. Ltd.
Photo of Nepal by Glorious Himalaya Trekking Pvt. Ltd.

Trekking in Himalayas of Nepal is an adventurous activity to spend your holidays with your favorable person. It is a great opportunity to take relief from your city hassle life and enter into peace and fresh environment towards mountain regions. It is not only to explore the mountains; it is also immense chance to experience the culture of Himalaya’s people and their livelihood. In addition, Nepal has always been a sanctuary where you can find inexplicable comfort and energy from the Mother Nature, home to abundant of beautiful flora and fauna.

Nepal has numerous stunning Himalayan trekking routes including Everest base camp trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang valley trek and many more. Thus, Nepal is also known as kingdom of Himalayas. Nepal is home to network of trails also called the Great Himalaya Trails, an extensive trail system that covers Nepal from Humla and Darchula in the west to Kanchenjunga in the east. The diversity of trekking in Nepal cannot be found in any other region of the world. In fact, the lowest point in Nepal is 59 m above sea-level in the Terai region while the highest point is Everest, 8,848 m above sea-level, the two points are, in a straight line, only 200 kilometres apart.

Trekking is also changing. Many assume walking in the Himalayas is only for rugged types who enjoy roughing it. That was true in 1953, when Everest was first climbed and trekking tourism didn't exist. Now there are new ways to experience the Himalayas: luxury lodges for those looking to take in the views with a bit of comfort; treks that focus as much on culture as scenery; and new lodges and homestays for those who want to relax and get beneath the surface of Himalayan life.

The lodges are well appointed and have facilities for charging batteries and the larger villages often have email facilities. The length, the difficulty and timing of the treks vary greatly and to add to that once outside of the main trekking areas transport becomes more problematic and often involves at least two journeys made on domestic scheduled flights.

Nepal has six distinct and diverse vegetation zones ranging from Tropical below a 1,000 m through Sub-tropical 100m – 200m, Lower Temperate 1,700 m – 2,700 m, Upper Temperate 2,400 m – 3,000 m, Subalpine 3,000 m – 4,000 m and Alpine 4,000 m to the snowline above the snowline it is Himalaya tundra like wilderness. Each of these zones is well populated with the appropriate flora and fauna, although sometimes the rarer examples might be hard to find.

However, bellows are the Nepal’s most popular trekking trails which can make your trip unforgettable in the Himalayas.

1. Everest Base Camp Trek

Photo of Everest Base Camp Trekking Route, Khumjung, Nepal by Glorious Himalaya Trekking Pvt. Ltd.

A world top adventure destination – every trekkers and climbers have dream to get there to stand next the Mt. Everest. Normally 2 week strenuous walking ups and downs from Lukla with 3 to 4 days in Kathmandu are best for this EBC trek. Trek preparation and proper gear is must. Well-designed itinerary for proper acclimatization and travelling with medical trained guides is being recommended. At least 2 weeks time to complete this trek.

Tour Highlights

- Adventurous tea houses hike towards the base camp of world highest peak.

- Explore Sherpa culture and their livelihood.

- Stunning views of mountains including Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse and many more.

- Visit ancient Buddhist monastery in Tengboche.

- Exciting mountain flight experience.

Trip Facts:

Duration needed : 12-15 days

Highest Elevation of this trek : 5556 meters

Trek Grade : Moderate

Accommodation : Teahouses/ lodges

2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Most probably the 2nd popular trekking route in Nepal, the Annapurna Base camp trek is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary trek is a classic teahouse trekking routes in Annapurna region. Still away from the construction of road, offer purely a teahouse trekking adventure, terraces and off course Nepalese flat – lots of ups and downs. 2 Weeks time in Nepal is enough to complete this whole trip.

Tour Highlights

- Hike towards striking mount Annapurna base camp.

- Explore ethnic culture and their lifestyle.

- Spectacular mountains and sunrise views from renowned Poonhill view point.

- Visit beautiful Pokhara which is called city of lakes.

Trip Facts:

Duration needed : 11-14 days

Highest Elevation of this trek : 4200 meters

Trek Grade : Moderate

Accommodation : Teahouses/lodges

3. Everest Three High passes Trek

Photo of Khumbu Glacier, Khumjung, Eastern Region, Nepal by Glorious Himalaya Trekking Pvt. Ltd.

Not a regular route, this Everest 3 pass trek explores all the popular trekking destination and high passes in the whole Everest region. Walking up to 8 hrs. in day with plan to stay at higher elevation above 5000 meter crossing the Renjo, Chola and Kongmala passes are the challenging section of this trip. One can also explore the Thame, Gokyo and Khumbu valley at one go. Physical and mental preparation is must. One of the challenging treks in Nepal which can be done in 3 weeks time.

Tour Highlights:

- Crossing three high difficult passes of Everest region (Kongma La, Chola and Renjo la pass)

- Adventurous hikes towards Everest base camp.

- Astonishing close views of Mount Everest from Kalapather view point.

- Visit Tengboche monastery – oldest Buddhist monastery in Khumbu region.

- Thrilling mountain flight experiences from and to the Lukla airport.

Trip Facts:

Duration needed : 18-20 days

Highest Elevation of this trek : 5556 meters

Trek Grade : Hard

Accommodation : Teahouses/lodges

4. Upper Dolpo Trekking

Photo of Dolpa, Mid-Western Development Region, Nepal by Glorious Himalaya Trekking Pvt. Ltd.

Upper Dolpo is an ancient Tibetan kingdom located in the north east part of Nepal. It was only opened to trekkers in 1990. Dolpo region is the most remote and least developed district in Nepal. Only the few anthropologist and geographer had explores the region. It is one of the remote trekking in ancient Buddhist lands and it’s a journey into the kingdom of guru Rinpoche. Dolpo region situated between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri Himalayan range is the highest inhabited land of Dolpo. This is the land full of rugged natural beauty. The trekking is suitable for that person who wants to understand the remoteness and exotic beauty of the nature.

Tour Highlights:-

- Adventurous camping trek towards the remote and off the beaten track region.

- Awesome views of Mount Kanjirowa and mount crystal.

- Explore mesmerizing Phoksundo Lake – deepest Lake of Nepal.

- Experience unique Tibetan Buddhist culture and their living style.

- Crossing Kang La and Jyagla pass which is above 5,000 meters.

Trip Facts:

Duration needed : 20-25 days

Highest Elevation of this trek : 5450 meters

Trek Grade : Challenging

Accommodation : Camping

5. Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Photo of Langtang National Park, Bagmati, Central Development Region, Nepal by Glorious Himalaya Trekking Pvt. Ltd.

Langtang is the 3rd popular trekking destination in Nepal and Langtang Gosiakunda trek offer the most of the most of popular places in this region. KengenGompa. Laurabina pass and Gosaikunda lake are some of the places not to miss while in Langang trek. The Langtang village on the way to Kenjin Gompa was badly affected by the April 2015 earthquake but the good this is that there is alternative safe trekking routes already open and run. 2 – 3 weeks time to complete the whole trip.

Tour Highlights:-

- Trek towards beautiful valley of Langtang region.

- Splendid surrounded views of snow capped Himalayas from Tserko ri view point including mount Langtang lirung, Sishapangma, Dorje Lakpa, Ama Angy and many more mountains.

- Visit one of the most popular Hindus and Buddhist holy lake called “Gosainkunda”.

- Drive along the bank of Trishuli river.

Trip Facts:

Duration needed : 12-14 days

Highest Elevation of this trek : 5000 meters

Trek Grade : Moderate

Accommodation : Teahouses/lodges

6. Annapurna Circuit Trekking

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Annapurna circuit trek is a popular name for trek within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal. Nowadays it is known as Nepal’s classic trek, we can see the scenic beauty of Nepal. The trail is open for foreign travelers since from 1980s. There we find the amazing variety of landscapes ranging from sub-tropical through alpine peaks to an arid semi desert to Tibet. Annapurna Circuit Trek begins at Beshisahar in the Marshyangdi river valley and ends up in the Kali Gandaki gorge. It provides an opportunity to interact with different ethnic group of people and their culture. Numbers of sacred pilgrimage, monasteries lies on it way. The climax of the trek is crossing the iconic Thorong la pass.

Tour Highlights

- Adventurous hike to the massif Annapurna region.

- Crossing the longest Pass in the world called “Thorong La pass”

- Explore beautiful Manang valley.

- Astonishing views from the top of Thorong Phedi.

Trip Facts:

Duration needed : 14-16 days

Highest Elevation of this trek : 5416 meters

Trek Grade : Moderate

Accommodation : Teahouses/lodges

7. Manaslu Round Trek

Photo of Manaslu, Samagaun, Mid-Western Development Region, Nepal by Glorious Himalaya Trekking Pvt. Ltd.

Though trekking in the Manaslu region in Nepal required special trekking permit, now a days we can operate this trek in a teahouse mode having the set up of teahouse on this trekking routes. Thus Manaslu trek routes in Nepal is becoming a popular and best alternative of the once time world classic Annapurna circuit trek. Less trodden and unspoiled culture. Required 3 weeks and physical and mental fitness is must. Lakye pass over 5400 is demanding but very much rewarding.

Tour Highlights

- Explore untouched and remote Manaslu region.

- Take a circuit of Mount Manaslu (8156m) which is eight highest peaks in the world.

- Explore ethnic culture and their living style.

- Breathtaking views of Mount Manaslu, Ganesh and waterfalls.

Trip Facts:

Duration needed : 14-16 days

Highest Elevation of this trek : 5100 meters

Trek Grade : Moderate

Accommodation : Simple Homestay lodges

7. Kanchenjungha Base Camp Trek

Photo of Kanchenjunga by Glorious Himalaya Trekking Pvt. Ltd.

Purely tented camping treks in Nepal required around 4 weeks to complete whole trip – an adventure of lifetime. Strong commitment to accept the roughness of adventure and great physical fitness is must to join on this strenuous Nepal trekking trip itinerary. A good and committed team of trek crew make these adventures happen come true to reach to the world’s 3rd highest mountain base camp.

Tour Highlights

- Hike towards the base camp of world’s third highest mount Kanchejungha.

- Magnificent views of Mount Everest, Makalu and Kanchejungha.

- Crossing the pass over Mirgin La

- Diverse flora and fauna.

Trip Facts:

Duration needed : 22-24 days

Highest Elevation of this trek : 5540 meters

Trek Grade : Hard

Accommodation : Common homestay or camping

9. Upper Mustang Trekking

Once forbidden kingdom, walled city of Lo Monthang still create WOW !to the trekkers who reach there with its unique Tibetan culture and fascinating colorful rocky topography. Monsoon is one of the great times to visit, as it won’t rain much due to the lee wind side of Annapurna range. Yearly Tiji festival took place at Lomanthang in May – one of the best times to visit to see the colorful monks’ mask dance.

Tour Highlights

- Exploring world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge.

- Visit ancient monasteries and beautiful Lo Mangthang.

- Forbidden kingdom of Mustang.

- Splendid views of Mount Tilicho.

Trip Facts:

Duration needed : 14-18 days

Highest Elevation of this trek : 4200 meters

Trek Grade : Moderate

Accommodation : Teahouses/lodges

10. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

A short 5 days trekking into the foothills of Annapurna region, an introductory trekking to the Annapurna Panorama Poon Hill best who have simply a week in Nepal. This trek is also good for the family member with children and can be done year around. Be prepared for the ups and downs, ready to walk 04 – 06 hrs in a day and stay at teahouse with basic facilities.

Tour Highlights

- Breathtaking mountains and sunrise views from Poon Hill.

- Walk through colourful rhododendron flowers.

- Explore Gurung culture.

Trip Facts:

Duration needed : 6-10 days

Highest Elevation of this trek : 3210 meters

Trek Grade : Easy

Accommodation : Teahouses/lodges

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