Ever since Nepal first opened its borders to foreigners in the 1950s, this tiny mountain nation has had an irresistible mystical culture for travellers. For anyone who loves the mountains, life simply doesn’t get any better than a trek through Trekking in Nepal. The world’s highest mountain range defines everything in Nepal, from its topography and its weather to its religion and trade.
Embark on a journey of a lifetime to witness from the lowland valleys to the highland glaciers, holy rivers to huge mountains, waterfalls to avalanches. Discover the unique culture of the Sherpas and the spiritual perspective on the mountains they call home. The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal where you get an opportunity to witness the world’s highest mountain along with the culture of the Sherpas.
For those who have limited time in Nepal but want to get to the mountains and experience the unique Nepalese culture, the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is highly recommended. This trek is essentially a microcosm of what a longer Nepalese mountain trek is like. You’ll pass through picturesque villages, deep jungles and over rivers, and many uphills before ultimately ending up at altitude (3,200m), with your head amongst the tallest mountains in the world.
Get ready for an unforgettable journey on the lap of Annapurna ranges through diverse landscapes with a unique blend of ethnicities all along the way. Annapurna Round Trek is a classic trekking route in Nepal that offers unbeatable views of some majestic mountains along with the lush green valleys and glacial moraines. It is considered to be one of the most popular treks in the world. The trek follows a path that will take you from green pastures to leafy pine forests to arid landscapes and incredibly close views of the Annapurna range. Some of the notable mountains seen from this trek are Annapurna massif including Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III and Annapurna IV. Other peaks include Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhre.
Gokyo Valley has always been a top pick for all trekkers because of the turquoise lakes and Gokyo Ri peak which are the height of magnificence in Everest region. Respecting your choice, Gokyo Valley Trekking package is here to offer you the astounding beauty of Gokyo Lakes that resides as a series of nature exploration, one after another with total of six azure lakes. The embellishing charm of these lakes is simply spectacular to observe.
Discover the secret Tibetan land lying at the edge of one of the most secluded Himalayan valleys. Tsum Valley is one of the hidden Himalayan valleys in the world. The trek to Tsum Valley takes you into the majestic surroundings of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges. The region once being part of Tibet looks completely different from what you will find elsewhere. The people of Tsum Valley or the Tsumbas belong to Tibetan origin with their own ancient form of dialect, art, culture and religion. Very few adventure travelers have made it to this high and mysterious valley, which used to be an important trade link with Tibet.
Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world yet the trek to this region is not so common due to its relative inaccessibility. The trek to Makalu Base Camp starts with a flight to Tumlingtar in the mid-eastern region. This is a high altitude trek that takes a remote route that encompasses some of the best that Nepal has to offer. This trek is ideal for nature-loving people who want to experience a variety of landscapes and cultures, as well as uncommon views of some of the world’s tallest mountains, including Everest.
Delve into the serenity of six dazzling glacial fed lakes of Gokyo, which is an alternative option for the Everest Base Camp trek. The pristine blue and green waters of Gokyo Lakes is a memorable sight in this trek. The easygoing Sherpa people in the region will make your trekking experience a special one. The view of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest, is best from Gokyo Ri, which is an hour climb from the Gokyo village. You’ll get to walk through some of the best off-the-beaten paths in the Everest region before you finally reach the peaceful Gokyo valley.
One of the remote and traditional regions of Nepal is the Annapurnas where your journey starts with lush green landscapes along with snow capped mountains and world-class views. Probably one of the classical treks in Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek offers breathtaking sights at every corner and gives opportunity to the visitors to experience the typical Gurung villages and their way of living a traditional life in the Himalayas. The ABC trail goes passing through spectacular and serene landscapes, charming Gurung villages, lush green valleys filled with Rhododendron, bamboo and alpine forests to the trek's final destination, Annapurna Base Camp at the height of 4130m (13546ft.)
One of the most beautiful hidden valley in the Annapurnas of Nepal is the Manang valley. Manang is one of the largest villages in Manang district and one of the acclimatizing zones for trekkers doing the Annapurna Circuit Trek. In the close proximity of Tibetan border, Manang valley is still used as the yak and salt trading point and it remains one of the important trading points in the northern border of Nepal. Enriched and blessed with many remarkably alluring mountains like Pisang peak, the Chulu range, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Kangaru Peak, Thorung peak, the trek to Manang will take you along the gorgeous valley full of beautiful scenery, flora and fauna and a desert like barren landscape, beautiful nonetheless.
Langtang valley trek is one of the most popular trekking areas in Nepal. The Langtang valley comprises many beautiful landscapes, meadows and old monasteries. This trek gives you lots of surprises from nature where you get to walk past the forests and get an amazing view of mountains and glaciers following the chortens, mani walls and the monasteries which shine with pride of Buddhism. As we cross through many small settlements, the hospitality of the locals is so heartwarming. There are opportunities for a side trek as well to Tserko Ri which will be the highest point of the trek.
Situated in Rasuwa district of Nepal, Gosaikunda lies in the north of Kathmandu between Helambu, Langtang Valley and Langtang National Park. Gosaikunda is the name for a sacred holy lake where it is believed that Lord Shiva took a bath in this lake for acquiring purity of soul while meditating in the Himalayas of Nepal and Tibet. So, every year in the festival of Janai Purnima, devotees walk all the way up to the lake, offer their prayers and take a dip in the lake to purify their soul. Gosaikunda is the nearest trek from Kathmandu valley, yet it is the less taken trail than Annapurna Base Camp and Everest Base Camp.
Set about on an amazing trek in the Langtang region and cross the Ganja-La Pass, one of the difficult Himalayan passes with a height of 5122 m. You follow a rugged trail with majestic views on every side. On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind. Some of the beautiful mountain peaks seen from this trek are Himal Chuli and Manaslu to the west, Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal to the north. The landscape of this trek is similar to Langtang Valley Trek as it is the same trail till Kyanjin Gompa and diverts to Ganja La Phedi crossing the Ganja La Pass and descends down to Melamchi Bazaar and finally to Kathmandu.
The Tamang Heritage Trail offers a beautiful and picturesque landscape of the Himalayas and some insights into the cultural aspects of Tamang Tribe which is pretty similar to that of the Tibetan people. Getting to know the rituals, cultural practices, combined with the natural views of the glacier, surrounding mountains, rivers are the highlights of Tamang Heritage Trail Trek. The Tamang people have their distinct festival Lhosar which differs from other Lhosar celebrated by Gurungs.
Get ready for one of the most challenging and remote treks Nepal has to offer. Trekking around the giant Himalayan peak Dhaulagiri, the 7th highest peak in the world, is immensely rewarding in terms of adventure and unparalleled scenery. The Dhaulagiri region is a land of dramatic contrast. This is really a trek into the wild which contains the world’s deepest river gorge and some very interesting indigenous people. Mountain sides of rhododendron shine with color in the spring, and other flowers are abundant on the trail. This is an adventure ideal for those that thrive on rugged and remote trails.
Some 150 km from Kathmandu, Kuri is a serene place which is the base camp to the holy place Kalinchowk. Soon after leaving Kathmandu and Bhaktapur, and then a long stretch of Dhulikhel, shortly a winding road to Dolakha starts. You’d have to be wary of the dusty and bumpy roads before reaching Charikot though as it can make your travel complicated. Your trek to Kalinchowk starts from Charikot. The straight uphill from Charikot to Kuri is not an easy one either. Rocky trails filled with mud will make you feel like walking in a muddy field. As you ascend higher, the weather will be much colder and windy. You’d have to take occasional breaks so as to adapt with the daunting trail.
Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8163 m, standing isolated and yet in the very center of the Nepalese Himalaya and the trail around this majestic peak is outstanding. The Manaslu Round Trek climbs up to Larke pass (5,213 m), from where there are not only exceptional views in every direction but the low-to-high range of altitudes presents such diverse flora and, most noticeably, a wide cultural spectrum, including strong influences from Tibet mixing with Nepali ethnic diversity.
It is a privilege to be able to trek in the Upper Mustang region. You will get to experience a way of life of the local people living in the region for hundreds of years and are completely different than other people of Nepal. The main highlight of the trek to Upper Mustang has to be the unique cultural heritage of the people living in the region. In many ways, trek to Upper Mustang is similar to trekking in Tibet as the landscapes are similar and geographically Upper Mustang is a part of the Tibetan plateau.
Imagine being surrounded by staggering high mountains and a desert-like landscape with little or no vegetation. This is what Mustang region is like. The trek to Muktinath is a very popular one with both the local and foreign tourists, which encompasses exciting Thakali villages, apple orchards, rhododendron forests and the world’s deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki. You get to see some striking views of the incredible snow capped mountain peaks, unique temples and monasteries along the windy valleys.
The trek connects the Kanchenjunga region and Makalu region via the Lumba Sumba Pass, and runs through the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and the Makalu Barun National Park in the eastern part of the country and can be done in one of two directions: starting in either Kanchenjunga or in Makalu. Highlights of this trek include the Lumba Sumba Peak (5,300m); spectacular Himalayan landscapes of the Makalu and Kanchenjunga ranges; different ethnic villages (Limbu, Sherpa, Rai, Gurung, Tamang); cultural heritage; endangered wild life such as the snow leopard and red panda; the base camps of Mount Kanchenjunga and Mount Makalu, and major river systems.
One of the closest destinations around Kathmandu, that has a lakeside just like in Pokhara, Markhu is a man-made lake and is the only reservoir based hydropower in Nepal. The lake was created from the Kulekhani dam built in 1977. Prior to that, it was a river and after the dam was completed, Markhu emerged as a beautiful picturesque lake suitable for tourism near Kathmandu. Locally popular as Indrasarowar, Markhu hosts typical Nepali villages and a suspension bridge over the lake has elevated the beauty of the place.
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