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Trekking in Nepal is participating with the nearby locals, culture, religion and way of life just as strolling through woods of rhododendron, bamboo, oak, hemlock and visiting a couple of towns every day. The trip usually begins in Kathmandu, in the Thamel area which is where most of the agencies, hotels, restaurants and shops are located.

Kathmandu in Nepal and its valley have been declared heritage of humanity by UNESCO. Wherever you come from, Kathmandu will not go unnoticed. Be it after trekking trips in India, Tibet, Thailand or any other place from where you arrive, as soon as you step on the Nepalese capital you will start to know the characteristics that make it unique.

The capital city, Kathmandu gleams with vibrant energy from old souls meeting young hearts. Go back in time as travel around the valley to see ancient temples and observe architecture that dates back to hundreds of years. Taste new and traditional flavours as part of an array of local as well as food with modern twists in the lively streets of the city. Grow closer with your friends as you feel the good energy at the heart of Nepal flow through you.

You can feel the smell of momo from a street stand in front of a bakery where tourists have coffee with cheesecake. You can find the seller who is chasing you, wanting to sell you tiger balm that is supposed to calm the pains of trekking in the mountains that you have not yet done. You can see the temples with incenses and deities with faces painted in colors among the traded businesses of souvenirs.

You can see the infinity of mountaineering houses that sell imitations of North Face, Kathmandu and Columbia for those who prepared to go to the mountains and realized that they lack half of the things that they need but does not want to spend much. You can find the remnants of Freak Street, the one that was once a meeting place for the hippies who loved this city.

Experience trekking in Himalayas

1. Gokyo Lakes Trek


Gokyo Lakes and the rich valley are certain to abandon you completely spellbound amid the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek. The trek has the consideration of trekking at the serenity of the Gokyo Ri which is hypnotizing; alongside sights of the dazzling vistas of the monster peaks like Mount Everest, Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse and Mount Cho Oyu among numerous others-all staggering in their frigid nature.

You will likewise see the different Sherpa settlements up and down your trail and will have the chance to encounter their exceptional culture and pursue their conventions and have an essence of their way of life in the Himalayas.

2. Everest High Pass Trek


Everest High Pass Trekking is another great trekking opportunity or option in the Everest region. Everest High Pass Trekking encompasses a few vital passes of the Khumbu region including Kangma La Pass, Renjo La Pass, Cho La Pass and furthermore the snow capped fields and lakes of Gokyo.

Everest High Pass Trekking is imperative as in it you get the chance to see the staggering Gokyo Valley and high altitude lakes of the region. Ama Dablam, Lobuche and a lot more mountains like Nuptse, Everest, Pumori are likewise unmistakable en route. As you pass the Renjo La Pass, crossing each one of the overpasses, you can see Khumbu with an additional time and furthermore Gokyo to see the upper valley.

3. Gokyo Ri Trek


Planning your next trek? The Gokyo Valley Trek might just be what you're looking for. Located towards the west of the more famous Khumbu region of the Himalaya, the serene Gokyo Valley is among the most picturesque valleys in Nepal. The trek, however, isn't easy. It takes an additional five days to reach Gokyo after trekking up to the Everest Base Camp.

The trail to Gokyo will take you past some of the most breathtaking locations in the country, including the popular Mong La and Cho La pass, the Dudh Koshi River, the unclimbed Mt. Kyojo Ri, and the Ngozumpa glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal. You will also come across rhododendron and oak forests, waterfalls, rivers, and frozen lakes on your way to the top. So, if you think you can take up the challenge, get your friends and experience one of the most surreal treks in Nepal.

4. Pikey Peak trek


Pikey Peak is a much-trekked path from the Everest area called Solu Khumbu and is one of the most magnificent Hills from the Solukhumbu area. Following a drive from Kathmandu the Pikey Peak trek starts from the little city of Shivalaya, also the starting point of the conventional Everest Base Camp trek if flying to Lukla.

On the eight-day, you will see a superb cross-section of Nepal. After departing Shivalaya, you begin with trekking through conventional Tamang and Sherpa villages and terraced areas. Then you will cross the woods zone using rhododendron and bamboo subsequently farther up over the tree line to the alpine region. The title Pikey comes from the title of a Sherpa Clan deity.

Pikey Peak (4,065 m) is a scenic view of the northern mountains. From the summit, you can view Mount Everest, Mount Numbur a Mount Lhotse. Pikey Peak trek is a recently opened hiking destination at the Solu (reduced Solukhumbhu) Area. Throughout July, the natives hold various festivals to worship their clan god. This summit provides a majestic view of the Everest Himalayan Range.

The road goes through unusual settlements, and you can go to the historical Buddhist Monastery of all Thupten Chholing and take pleasure in the exceptional Sherpa tradition. Throughout the festival period in August cleansing principles in the holy lakes have been performed with different vital Shamans.

The Pikey Danda (mountain in Nepali) is famous for its sunrise and sunset views and you can take pleasure in the sight of 8000-meter peaks: Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Manaslu, Annapurna and Shishapangma in Tibet and many other mountains such as Gauri Shanker, Lhotse Shar, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Mera and Thamserku. The hiking is coordinated in teahouses.

5. Annapurna Base Camp Trek


Considered one of the best treks in Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is renowned around the world as a classic trekking destination. The diverse cultural and geographical experiences are reason enough to travel to Nepal and attempt this trek. The trek takes you through beautiful nature trails and varied landscapes, from rhododendron and oak forests to ancient rivers and teahouses on the jagged Himalayas.

Take a dip in natural hot spring baths under a clear sky as an added bonus to this awesome experience. The best time to go on this trek is around pre and post monsoon, or during March as it is around this time that the rhododendrons are in full bloom.

Annapurna Base Camp is a goal that has stamped a spot in many record books. Is there any valid reason why it wouldn't? All things considered, the awesome mountains and the provincial setting is a delightful departure everybody dreams to do. Besides, the ABC trek is of difficult and challenging level, making it open for trekkers with sound physical strength, and not for those with no related knowledge in trekking.

Numerous mountain climbers have endeavored to climb the mountain and since 2007 figures demonstrates that casualty proportion of this peak is 38% which is the highest among some other mountains over 8,000 meters. The Annapurna Conservation Area composes a few world class Annapurna Base Camp trekking routes.

Besisahar is a pretty large town with all services, is the entrance to the Annapurna National Park and is the gate of the Himalayas, here begins the trekking of the return to the Annapurna. At the entrance to Bhulbhule there is a hanging bridge.

6. Annapurna circuit trek


Thorong la trek provides a lifetime adventure, an entire panoramic journey underneath the planet's 7th and 10th highest mountains Annapurna (8,091 m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167 m). It falls under Kali Gandaki River, forming planet's deepest gorge since the stroll leads to both sides of massif Annapurna mountain range, walking towards North and finish to the southern region with this excellent trekking.

This adventuresome and scenic trip offers excellent panorama of world's most significant peaks with intimate views of Annapurna I (8,091 m) Annapurna South (7,219 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m), Lamjung Himal (6,931 m), Manaslu (8,163 m), Pisang peak (6,091 m), Chulu East (6,584 m), Chulu West (6,419 m).

Annapurna Circuit Trek which takes you around the whole Annapurna massif achieving the zenith at Thorong La Pass Just envision the rushes of strolling through world's most profound Kali Gandaki Gorge, with Annapurna I ascending to 8091 mt toward the east and Dhaulagiri drifting at 8167 mt toward the west.

Cross the highest pass, Thorong La in transit from Manang to Muktinath, appreciate the marvelous mountain views from the summit of Poon Hill and find in excess of ten diverse socially rich ethnic gatherings that live in various atmosphere zones of Annapurna Circuit.

7. Annapurna Panorama Trek


Annapurna Panorama View Trek is perfect decision for those looking for short and generally trekking to see Annapurna mountain extend from hotter and lower rises. This Panorama trekking is viewed as a standout amongst the most lovely treks in the Himalayan and is outstanding trekking course in Annapurna region.

The trekking begins from the lake city to Poon Hill and trek down to Gurung neighborhood of Pothana in Dhampus town at that point trekking back to Phedi, a standout amongst the best parts of the Annapurna view point. Strolling and seeing the mountain peaks is a prominent experience in Nepal.

8. Dhampus Trek


The Dhampus village trek is a great option for those that are short on time or are looking for a quick and easy trek to catch some of the best views in Nepal. The trek is one of the shortest around Pokhara valley which gives you an opportunity to not only explore the wonders and raw beauty of Nepal, but also offers you the opportunity to discover the culture and lifestyle of the ethnic Gurung community in the small village of Dhampus.

9. Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek


The Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is one of the most demanding treks that you can experience in Nepal. The trek takes you into the heart of some of the highest mountains in the world and is an unforgettable adventure through icy glaciers, rivers and treacherous climbs.

If you’re an experienced trekker looking for your next challenge then get pack your trekking books and equipment ready because the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek may be the challenge you’re looking for! Spring (March to May) and Fall (September to November) are the best seasons for the Dhaulagiri Trek.

10. Jomsom Muktinath Trek


At Jomsom, start trekking to Muktinath. It will be the hardest day of trekking in the Annapurna region and famous village of Muktinath. The trekking begins with the gentle descent towards the town of Marpha, the Kali Gandaki valley, almost all deserted with the contrasting mountain of yellow color. The village is dominated by the ethnic group of the Thakali, the Tibetan race.

Trek through the desert of the mountain towards Ghansa through the narrow gorges of the Kali Gandaki Valley, the deepest gorges in the world. Trek to Tatopani by the famous Rupse Falls with fantastic view, where you can take a bath in natural thermal water, in Nepalese Tatopani.

Cross villages and forests to Ghorepani and get rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas. Go up to Poon Hill to see the sunrise and extension of the Annapurna mountain range, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri. Trek to Pokhara via Syauli bazaar to Nayapul. The final touch can be an exciting visit to Chitwan National Park where you can see elephants, monkeys, rhinos, crocodiles and who knows, even a tiger!

11. Khopra Danda Trek


Khopra Trek is an alternative route of the Annapurna circuit with very little tourists. Enjoy incredible views of the Himalayas that include Kathmandu, Pokhara, Tukuche Peak, Varaha Shikhar, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Machapuchare, Gangapurna, Annapurna IV, Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, and the Nilgiri.

The trek begins in Nayapul. Walk to Tadapani, among rhododendron forests, with views of the snowy mountains that surround the valley. Go along the Ghandruk village and its beautiful Buddhist monasteries walking along the Modi River. Ascend walking to Camp Mohare (3300 m) through a wild forest. Have the typical Nepalese food, called Dal Bhat.

See the magic of the sunrise from the Muldai viewpoint. Continue walking through paths to Sistibung. Walk to Khopra, where the spectacular views of the Annapurna range rises majestically. The ascent to Baraha Tal or Khayer Lake is one of the sacred pilgrimages of Goddess Varahi. Here sacrifices of goats and sheep are made during the weeks of the full moon in July. Enjoy a well-deserved rest relaxing muscles and toning the skin in the Thermal Waters of Tatopani.

12. Ghandruk Trek


The Ghandruk Trek can be summed up as a great trekking experience for those short on time. The 6 to 7-day trek is perfect if you're looking to catch some of the most mesmerizing views of the Annapurna, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre mountains. Explore Ghandruk, one of Nepal's most picturesque heritage villages, while meeting some of the most hospitable people in Nepal.

Experience the raw natural beauty of Nepal's bare mountains in one of the best short yet worthwhile treks in the country.

13. Mardi Himal Trek


The Mardi Himal trek is a short 5-day trek which is perfect if you're planning a short trip to Nepal and want to see the mountains up close. The trek takes you 3580 m above sea level from where you'll lose yourself to the breathtaking views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre and Manaslu ranges.

The trek takes you through colorful rhododendron forests, at the end of which await stunning landscapes, amazing hillsides, and villages with beautiful rice terraces. Mardi Himal Trek not only offers a breathtaking panorama of Mt Machhapuchhre, Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Hiunchuli and the entire Annapurna range, but is also an opportunity for you to learn about Gurung and Magar cultures.

14. Upper Mustang Trek


Upper Mustang Trekking is opened for traveler since 1991 to trek. The landscape of Upper Mustang is deserted lunar landscape of sandstone columns and intermittent moraine patios which together present a bright mosaic made up essentially of an earthen dark colored, yellow and red. It is simple trekking along the allowed course to Lo Manthang which lies in the very heart of Mustang.

The trek to Upper Mustang is through a practically treeless deserted landscape with solid breeze over the zone toward the evening. Upper Mustang is rain shadow area of the Himalaya of Nepal. As a general rule, this kingdom gets rain substantially less than rest of the spots of Nepal.

15. Langtang Valley Trek


The Langtang Valley trek is a generally basic trek and a course that has been gradually getting prevalence, on account of the astounding amalgamation of culture and characteristic excellence that it offers. The unparalleled blend of mountains, slopes and novel culture of this region.

The Langtang Valley trek will take you through backwoods, wonderful towns, untamed life and you will be completely joined by the peaceful view of the mountains all through your time in the region.

16. Manaslu Circuit Trek


Would you like to experience an up and coming trek route, away from the crowds that throng the touristy EBC and ABC? Manaslu Trek offers the chance to trek along the Budi Gandaki Valley and come across numerous waterfalls, alpine forests, majestic lakes and of course, the astonishing vista of the mountain of spirits, Mt. Manaslu along with Himalchuli, Ngadi Chuli, Ganesh Himal, Shringi, Langpo, Cheo Himal and the other Himalayas.

You can expect to see a lot of Buddhist monasteries, Mani walls, Chortens and prayer wheels en route as the region is primarily influenced by Tibetan Bon culture. Also, you will have a great opportunity to learn the Tibetan culture from the locals who are always ready to bond with their guests. A little coaxing will have them spilling stories about the spiritual deities of Mt. Manaslu!

The Manaslu trek takes you on a trail around the world's eighth highest mountain peak, Mount Manaslu. The trek offers you an opportunity to experience the quiet and blissful atmosphere of the mountains away from the bustle of the modern world, into regions ruled by the Everest and Annapurna ranges.

Much of the culture around the Manaslu trek is centered around the culture and history of its neighboring territory, Tibet, and, of course, Buddhism. Discover the ancient and authentic Nepali culture and hospitality preserved in the mountains as you take in the picturesque views of Manaslu and other nearby Himalayan peaks on the Manaslu Base Camp Trek or the Manaslu Circuit Trek.

17. Makalu Base Camp Trek


If you prefer trekking alone or want to enjoy some of the most amazing views in the Himalayas, then Makalu Base Camp trek should be right up there on your bucket list. The trek starts from Tumlingtar in eastern Nepal and can be quite daunting for the inexperienced, but the rewards will be well worth it.

The trail follows the Barun River Valley and offers incredible views of Makalu, the fifth-highest mountain peak in the world at 8,463 m, Everest, Lhotse, and other peaks. En route to the Makalu Base Camp, you will come across lush rhododendron forests at lower altitudes and granite cliffs, hanging glaciers and waterfalls as you move up.

It will also be a perfect opportunity to know about the Sherpas and Kirants who inhabit this region. If you are up for this challenging yet rewarding journey, then March to May or September to early December is considered the best time of year to go there.

This route takes us to the eastern Himalayas and gives us some of the most unusual and surprising landscapes of
Nepal. The route begins in the foggy plain of the Arun River, we head north until Shipton Sedwa crossing the high valley of Barun Khola, we can observe closely the Makalu (8475 m) and the Chamlang (7290 m).

The journey to Makalu base camp crosses one of the most remote and rarely visited areas of Nepal. The Barun Valley is part of a large international area protected by an agreement between Nepal and China. The Makalu Barun National Park was created in 1992. The 2,330-square-kilometer park is surrounded by the Arun River in the east and the Sagarmatha National Park (Everest) to the west.

The Barun Valley is a sanctuary for wild animals such as wolves, lynxes, foxes and the elusive snow leopard. From March to May and from October to December are the best times for this lovely trip. To experience this trek, it needs camping which incorporates items like camping cot, tents, lanterns, headlamp and many more. It is a real experience of remains of forests and elegant alpine meadows.

18. Chisapani Nagarkot Trek


You don't need to reach the peak of Mount Everest to enjoy a spectacular panoramic mountain view in Nepal. The Chisapani-Nagarkot Trek is an easy six-day trek that will take you across popular locations such as the Namobuddha Monastery, Dhulikhel and Bhaktapur. Enjoy a blend of cultural and natural experiences that perfectly showcase the beauty of the Himalayas.

19. Upper Dolpo Trek


Are you longing for an adventure in a place untouched by the modern world? An expedition to Dolpo is an immense challenge where organized tours and team coordination are essential. Upper Dolpo, one of the most remote areas of Nepal, is an almost impossible trek considering the terrain, weather conditions and the almost non-existent tourism infrastructures.

Yet, the trek is a treasure trove for those who love new experiences. Discover the ancient Tibetan Buddhist culture preserved in the Himalayas as well as some of the country’s oldest monasteries in Nepal. The Phoksundo lake, one of the most beautiful and deepest freshwater lakes in Nepal, is another gem in the Dolpo region that you cannot miss out on.

The best time to visit Upper Dolpo is between April and May and between October and November. The climate during this time is pleasant with minimal chances of snow in high altitudes since heavy snowfall makes it almost impossible to make the trek.

20. Shey Phoksundo Trek


The Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek in the Dolpa district hails as one of the most beautiful natural tourist destinations in Nepal and is a unique trek to experience. Get ready to be awestruck as the trails take you past beautiful landscapes, dense pine forests and along wild rivers, ultimately leading you through to spectacular views of snow-capped mountains and, of course, the emerald hues of Phoksundo Lake, the deepest lake in Nepal.

So, pack your backpacks and set off on the Shey Phoksundo Trek as spring and autumn are the ideal trekking seasons to go on this trek!

21. Kathmandu Valley Trek


Trekking around the Kathmandu Valley is a perfect way to refresh yourself if you want to take a break from your daily life and spend time in nature around the valley. Also known as Rim Valley Trek, Around Kathmandu Valley Trek takes you along scenic routes offering a magnificent panorama of the Himalayas. It also gives you an opportunity to explore rural villages, socialize with the locals and learn their local lifestyles.

22. Sikles Trek


Planning a trek but still haven’t figured out where to go? We suggest the Sikles Trek for a rewarding experience. Located to the northeast of Pokhara, this quiet and short trek offers an enchanting panorama of the Annapurna Range, Mt. Machhapuchchhre and Lamjung Himal. You will also come across lush forests and springs on the way.

As one of the largest Gurung settlements in Nepal, Sikles village provides a great opportunity to learn about the Gurung people, their culture, and their practices. So pack your bags and also tag your friends whom you want to take along on this exciting journey.

23. Panchase Trek


If you are planning your holidays in Pokhara and have a couple of extra days to spare, Panchase Trek can be one way to spend your time in nature enjoying magnificent vistas of the Himalayas. Panchase Trek requires moderate fitness and is a perfect route if you are trekking with your family and friends.

24. Nar Phu Valley Trek


Nepal has some of the most rewarding trekking routes that offer breathtaking views that people can only dream of. The Nar Phu Valley Trek is a hidden gem among trekking routes, cozily tucked away between the popular Annapurna and Manaslu regions. The trek allows you to experience the beauty of the raw Himalayas and ancient Buddhist culture.

Discover amazing views of Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Gangapurna and Tilicho Peak as you explore virtually untouched valleys in the great Himalayan wilderness. So, get a friend and head on over to challenge the 12-day Nar Phu Valley trek for an experience of a lifetime.

25. Tsum Valley Trek


Discover one of the secluded Himalayan valleys in the world while trekking off-the-beaten-path in the Manaslu region. Situated in the lap of Himalayas, Tsum Valley is a sacred valley of Bons. Tsum Valley Trek is one of the newly accessible trekking routes in Nepal offering the trekkers an opportunity to witness Tibetan Buddhist culture along with the majestic views of the snow-capped mountains.

If you are planning for a trek and want to relish your time away from the crowds, Tsum Valley Trek is a perfect trek for you.

26. Panchpokhari Trek


The Panch Pokhari Trek is one of the most beautiful alternative trek routes in Nepal. The trek takes you through several villages where you can meet with a diversity of ethnic people. Give your eyes a much-needed rest as you pass through green hills and dense forests to ultimately gaze upon beautiful scenic mountain views in the Sindhupalchowk district.

27. Pathivara Trek


Do you fancy a trek where you can relish the ravishing panorama of the Himalayas alongside acquiring distinct spiritual and pilgrimage experience? If so, Pathivara Trek is one of the best spiritual treks we can recommend in Nepal. Located in the Eastern part of Nepal, Pathivara Temple is the holy shrines devoted to the Goddess of Power and wish fulfillment.

It is believed that upon wishing for something at this temple, the particular wish of a person will come true. Pathivara Trek offers the stunning view of Mt. Kanchenjunga throughout the trail alongside a chance to walk around Limbu villages and learn their culture on your way to the temple. This trek is a perfect opportunity to embrace the spiritual satisfaction.

28. Api Base Camp Trek


Trek off-the-beaten trails into the wilderness on your way to Api Base Camp. The challenging trek to the base camp of the treasure of the Far West of Nepal, Mt. Api, features the trails through beautiful Mahakali Valley, subtropical to alpine forest and vegetation, waterfalls, lakes, steep gorges and the mesmerizing panorama of the Himalayas, of course!

Since most of the area along the trekking trails are remote, Api Base Camp Trek offers you a privilege to expect less crowd and more adventure. Hence, it is one of the best treks in Nepal if you wish to avoid the crowd and explore the region that is untouched by modernity.

29. Jaljala Trek


Trekking on the off-the-beaten trails often offers the exhilarating opportunity to experience the wilderness. Jaljala Trek is one of the newest trekking routes in Nepal. Located in Rolpa district, Jaljala Trek holds some historical significance as it features the trails used during the Nepalese Civil War. Trekking in this unexplored region of Nepal will allow you to appreciate the mesmerizing panorama of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Putha Himal, Mt. Sisne, and the other snow-capped mountains.

30. Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek


Want to go off the beaten path and explore one of the most pristine regions in the Nepal Himalayas? Pack your bags for a fascinating trip to Tsho Rolpa Lake in the eastern Himalayas of Nepal. One of the biggest glacial lakes in Nepal, Tsho Rolpa is situated at an altitude of 4,580 m in the Rolwaling Valley between the Everest and Langtang regions.

As you follow the Tama Koshi and Rolwaling rivers on your way to the lake, you will come across beautiful waterfalls, lush alpine forests, meadows, rocky terrains and other splendors of nature. And you can enjoy a spectacular view of Mt Gaurishankar throughout the trail! You will also get to experience firsthand the Sherpa culture of the region. The trek may be difficult, but it will definitely be worth your while.

31. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek


Do you wish to relish a panorama of the Himalayas from up close without having to trek to the base camps or going on a lengthy trek? If so, we suggest the classic Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. This beginner-level trek is the best short trek in Nepal for people of any age. You can enjoy mesmerizing views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Himchuli and the entire Annapurna range without trekking to very high and challenging altitudes.

This trek also offers a chance to familiarize yourself with Gurung and Magar cultures in the villages. And the cherry on the cake is the fact that the trail takes you through the most beautiful and breathtaking forests of rhododendron and allows you to witness the most amazing scenes of sunrise.

32. Gosaikunda Trek


According to Hindu mythology, the Gosaikunda lake was created by Lord Shiva when he plunged his Trishul (holy Trident) into a mountain and drank water from the holy lake after he had swallowed poison. Gosaikunda also comes in the highlight during Janai Purnima (the Hindu festival celebrated on the full moon day of Sharwan as per the Hindu lunar calendar) as Hindu devotees all over the world visit the holy lake.

Gosaikunda Trek also offers a chance for the trekkers to learn Tamang culture while trekking through the villages of Langtang valley which were hugely affected by the earthquake of April 2015. Trekking in the Langtang National Park also provides the distinct opportunity to come across the endangered red pandas along with musk deer, Himalayan tahr and more than 250 species of birds.

33. Everest Kalapathar Trek


Trekking in Everest region of Nepal offers an opportunity to relish panorama of the magnificent Himalayas, appreciate the beauty of sapphire glacier lakes, climb tough high passes, and explore the beautiful ethnic villages. Among all the trekking trail in this region, Everest Kalapathar Trek is the best trek you can do to get up close view of the Everest without reaching the Everest Base Camp.

From the Kalapathar viewpoint, you can see more than 20 peaks including Lhotse, Amadablam, Pumori, Cho Oyu, and Everest, of course!

34. Everest Base Camp Trek


The Everest Base Camp Trek is probably the most famous trek in Nepal. Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to the trails crossed by Tenzing Sherpa, Edmund Hilary and numerous mountain climbers who set out to climb the tallest peak of the world when they climbed Everest. Hence trek to the Everest Base Camp has a lot of legends, fantasies, stories, sheer energy and a feeling of fulfillment.

Along these lines it is nothing unexpected that Everest Base Camp Trek is among the most sought trekking goal among trekkers around the world. This trek consists of reaching the Everest Base Camp, but crossing Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass and Renjo La Pass.

Awesome sights of Everest, a nice trail, marvelous tea houses to reside in an almost uninterrupted sight of some of the huge peaks in the entire world will keep your mind thinking throughout the EBC trek. You will trek or hike, in an average of 14 days. You will be walking between 5 to 6 hours a day until you reach the Everest Base Camp which is located at 5,364 meters above sea level.

One of the most important parts of the Everest Base Camp trek is undoubtedly the half-hour flight between Kathmandu and Lukla Airport. The flight takes about 40 minutes and costs between 150 and 165 USD.


Day 5: Hike from Tengboche to Dingboche – 12 km (6 hours)


Go to Pangboche to do the acclimatization at the Ama Dablam Base Camp. The road to Dingboche does not have much scenery.


Day 6: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche – 12 km (7 hours)


Ascend a hill between Dingboche and Pheriche, Nangkartshang, which exceeds 5000 meters before going to Chukhung. The Chukhung Ri is a rocky peak and is located between two glaciers, the Lhotse and the Nupse. You can see the Cho Oyu, the Pumori, the infinite wall of the Lhotse and the Makalu. The Lhotse Face has earned a reputation with Everest expeditions for being an endurance test.

It is the part where one begins the use of oxygen or the climb. It is not as dangerous as the Khumbu Icefall. After crossing the sandy areas arrive at the base camp of Imja Tse, better known as Island Peak. Cross the Kongma La Pass (5535 m) and the Khumbu Glacier to get to Lobuche.


Day 7: Hike from Lobuche to Gorak Shep to EBC and back to Gorak Shep – 15 km (8 hours)


Set off for Gorakshep, the last village on the way to Everest Base Camp.


Day 8: Hike from Gorak Shep up Kala Pathar and then to Pheriche – 13 km (7 hours)


See the sunrise from Kala Pathar. Upon reaching Cholatse, a small lake, there are stunning views of the Ama Dablam. Many people go to Dzongla directly. The climb up to Cho La Pass is not very pronounced.

After the hard descent, you have to save a small hill and follow the descent, this time with a less steep slope and bordering a river, until you reach Dragnac. Although the Ngozumpa glacier is almost twice as wide as the Khumbu glacier, it is easier to cross. See the Gokyo Ri. From the top you can see two lakes of a color that you would never have imagined, the Gokyo lake being the protagonist.

Descend along the river that descends from the Gokyo lake and, after 2 hours of walking, long descents and climb some hill, arrive at Machermo. Go down the hill and you can choose to continue through Khumjung or along the mountain. If you go through Khumjung the journey is shorter, but with a much steeper descent.

How is the weather in Everest Base Camp? In areas below 4,000 meters, during the walk and with the sun you will find yourself sweating. During the night it will be cold regardless of the height at which you are. In addition to inner thermal clothing, it is recommended to bring 2 jackets, a fleece lining which you can use in mild temperatures and a jacket for intense cold or the last days at Everest base camp.

Which season is the best to climb Everest Base Camp? The high season is two October-December and March-May. If you go in March-May you will have the opportunity to live with many people who are going to try to reach the top of Everest.

What equipment do I need to climb Everest Base Camp? You really need to wear good hiking shoes, especially that you have already worn them for a while so that they have molded to your foot and avoid blisters. The rest of the equipment can be bought or rented in Kathmandu. It is much cheaper and convenient than buying it from home and hanging around with it.

Is it difficult to climb up to Everest Base Camp? The only thing that will make it a bit strenuous is the lack of oxygen as you go up. The last quarter of the trip, which is approximately 2 days before reaching Base Camp, becomes a little more complicated. Nothing that cannot be done with great care but keep in mind that it is definitely not a walk in the park.

How much does Everest Base Camp trek cost? An all-inclusive package departing from Kathmandu with a duration of 14 days that will cost between 1,200 and 1,500 USD per person.

Flights to Nepal: The airport of entry to Nepal is the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. It is the only international airport in Nepal and is located in the city of Kathmandu.
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21 comments:

  1. I think taking a hiking trip through Nepal would be amazing. What an awesome way to see such a beautiful place.

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  2. what great info! don't plan on hiking the himalayas, but i'd like to go just to see it and visit.

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  3. Looks like some breath taking views and trails to visit in Nepal...one day.

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  4. This is such a helpful list, i can't wait to head back to nepal and explore one of these!

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  5. Wow what an incredible trek! I couldn't even imagine it!

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  6. Nepal seems like a place to have an adventure. I hope to make it there one day.

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  7. I love this post. Going to save it for the future. We'd love to do a Nepal trip when our son is a little older and I've wondered about different treks people do. I always tell my husband, I have no interest in climbing Everest, but I'd like to hike around it. These pictures are amazing, I can't even imagine what it looks like in person!

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  8. I have never done a trakking trip in my life but I have friends who have done trekking in Nepal. I heard it is one of the best experience. Thanks for sharing all the tips here.

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  9. my best friend is from Nepal and she's always told me how beautiful it is ❤️

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  10. Nepal is a country that has always fascinated me. I knew of the Everest Base camp trek, of course, but it is interesting to learn of other trekking routes.

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  11. Nepal is such an amazing place to visit. I lobe how beautiful each trek. Truly a bucket list material.

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  12. Sounds ideal! I haven't been trekking for far too long and doing in Nepal is ideal. It is one of tiny travel dreams. I would so do it NOW!

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  13. I have never been to this part of the world, but it seems there is so much to see and explore in Nepal. Thanks.

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  14. Oh your pictures are just stunning!! There are so many beautiful places to visit, I need to get saving.

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  15. Nepal has always amazed me. Of course for Mt. Everest, but also because of the Sherpas! What an awesome experience!

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  16. What an incredible adventure! I know hiking Mt. Everest is on a lot of people's bucket list, but I'd be thrilled just to visit Nepal, or even base camp! Looks amazing!

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  17. I never really thought about going into trekking before, it looks exciting
    though. May need to add it to my want to do list.

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  18. Thats a great selection of treks and we'd love to visit Durbar Square one day, the whole area is steeped in history!

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  19. Wow these are all such beautiful places! I'm completely enamored!

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  20. Looks like an incredible journey and adventure.I personally could not do it.

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  21. Nepal is such a Fascinating country, there is so much to visit! the paradise for trekking lovers!

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