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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.

Nepal is home to not one, but 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites. 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. 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.

Durbar Square is wonderful in terms of cultural offer. The most important buildings are Hanuman Dhoka (former Royal Palace); Kasthamandap, building that gives its name to the city and the Kumari Palace, where the girl who is chosen as Goddess of the city lives until she reaches puberty with her first period and is again a mortal like everyone else.

Go to the Thamel neighborhood, where there is a large number of pensions and restaurants. It is the most touristic place in Kathmandu, but above all the most lively. In addition, it is the ideal center from which you can go to visit all parts of the valley. Between Thamel and the Durbar Square there are many stupas that are similar to each other.

One of them is the Kathesimbhu Stupa, surrounded by a large number of small altars. It is a replica on a smaller scale of the Swayambhunath Stupa. Culture vultures, you never had it so good. Have your fill of Hanuman Dhoka, Patan and Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath Temple, Guhyeshwari Temple and Changu Narayan and the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhunath and Bauddhanath.

You will find many foreigners leading the lives of hippies in Nepal, so enjoy the sight. Night life in Thamel is great, and for ever present are the fabulous Himalayan peaks. The Pokhara Valley presents opportunities of skiing, zip flying and go paragliding in Nepal.

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1. Everest Base Camp Trek


The Everest Base Camp Trek is probably the most famous trekking in Nepal. It has many of the things that can most attract trekkers. Waterfalls, suspension bridges, yaks, glaciers, endless walls of rock and ice and views of some of the highest mountains in the world, including the protagonist, the highest mountain in the world, the Everest.

In the Himalayas, it is the all-time favorite trek. 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.

Normally this route starts from Lukla, a town that is 2,640 meters high. 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.

Spend the night there and start walking the next day, or start the trek that same day. Most people walk to Phakding (3 hours) or Monjo and shorten the day of the climb to Namche. Namche Bazaar is a city with lodges for all pockets, bars where you can have a coffee and a piece of cake, shops with anything you need for trekking, places to listen to music and drink until late at night.

Start with Syanboche so that the climb is more progressive. Many people only go up to the viewpoint on the way to Khumjung. Other options are to go to Thame and back or until Tengobche and return to Namche. Go to Pangboche to do the acclimatization at the Ama Dablam Base Camp. The road to Dingboche does not have much secrecy.

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 2 glaciers, the Lhotse and the Nupse. You can see the Cho Oyu, the Pumori, the infinite wall of the Lhotse and the Makalu. 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. Set off for Gorakshep, the last village on the way to Everest Base Camp. 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. After overcoming Phakding, at about 2600 meters, you have to recover altitude until Lukla.

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.

This, for some like you around the globe, is an adventure of a lifetime and will never stop to leave from your memory. 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.

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.

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2. Everest 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.

3. 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.

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


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 excellent lake city to Poon Hill and trek down to Gurung neighborhood of Pothana 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. Dhaulagiri circuit trek


The authentic, adventurous Dhaulagiri Round trek takes your adventuresome heart to cope with the challenge it gives. Walk a few days without human habitats and sleep in tented camps. The mountainous area, steep up and down roads make your trek a hard journey. Nevertheless, the exciting experience corrects the fatigue of your toes together with the colorful scenery.

The trek starts from Beni. Walking throughout the gentle route after the flow. It leads towards the rocky landscape. Passing the cultural Magar cities, you can go through the cultural welcome and speak with them in regards to the workings. As you go forward, the glacial route starts, passing the alpine meadows.

Comprehensive care is necessary while walking through the lean footsteps. The magnificent Himalayas finally rules the bare landscape. It looks like an expedition to stroll through the core of the Dhaulagiri Himalayas. It strikes the high Himalayan passes over 5000 meters and adjoins into the Annapurna road and fly to Pokhara.

Spring (March to May) and Fall (September to November) are the best seasons for the Dhaulagiri Trek. Reliance Trekking works Round Dhaulagiri Trek using the ideal arrangement of these tented substances, seasoned field staffs, and specialist guides.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is among the hardest hiking destinations in Western Nepal different from Annapurna region because it is located in precisely the specific same community. High Mountain ranges of Dhaulagiri introduces overpowering peaks around 7000m waterfalls and scenery along the road.

9. 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!

10. 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 beautiful 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.

11. Mardi Himal Trek


The Mardi Himal trek is a generally new and consequently, an offbeat trekking course in Nepal. Far from the busier and progressively swarmed trekking courses, the trek is a perfect escape for those keen on trekking and furthermore also for the amateurs as advanced knowledge isn't required.

The trail is small and twisting, passing through towns, delightful and thick rhododendron woodlands, restricted valleys up to high mountain landscapes with homestays and tea houses along the whole course.

12. 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.

13. 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.

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14. Manaslu Circuit Trek


The Manaslu Trek is a tribute to the world's eighth highest mountain, the Manaslu. The trek circumnavigates the powerful mountain standing tall at a stature of 8,163 meters. Trekkers achieve the highest point at Larkya Pass (more than 5,100 meters) to get unparalleled views of this mountain peak, a standout amongst the best sights in the Himalayas.

The Manaslu trek offers trekkers a great involvement with inconceivable view and takes through various vegetation including the subtropical backwoods, waterway gorges, elevated timberlands, and in the long run the somber and striking snowscapes. This trek surrounds the 8th highest peak of the world. It is becoming a famous option to the Annapurna Circuit.

15. Makalu Base Camp Trek


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 (8475m) and the Chamlang (7290m).

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.

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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