For everyone looking to trek in Nepal, there is always a common question, “Where should I go?” There are a lot of trekking regions in Nepal, and, on top of that, there are many pathways you could take. So, even after deciding to spend your next vacation experiencing Nepal, you may still be in some doubts and to help you with that, we bring you 5 of the most popular trekking destination in Nepal.
Everest Base Camp Trekking
An Everest base camp trekking means doing everything Mount Everest lets you do, just not climbing it. For being a person stepping in the same land the Mount Everest lays its root on, is a glory in itself. You get to experience the great Sherpa lifestyle and also hear the stories of some of the world’s greatest mountaineers. Mind-blowing views of the majestic peaks are always there, and you will be amazed by how some other peaks like Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu stretch to the sky. Also, don’t forget the glaciers and the villages and the incredible height you will cover- 5545m altitude. An Everest Base Camp trek lasts for 12 to 16 days and will cost anywhere between $800 and $2300, depending on what you spend.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Starting from Pokhara, about 200km west from the capital city of Kathmandu lies another great trekking experience willing to welcome you, the Annapurna Base Camp trek. In this trek, you will get to confront Mount Annapurna, which stands 8051 m above the Sea level. You will also get a golden opportunity to learn about the Mountain culture in western Nepal, as you share your stories with the friendly Gurung and the Limbus. According to the ‘difficulty scale’, it is a moderate difficulty which means it is not so hard as it sounds. Going on an Annapurna Base Camp trek means you could be walking for about 10 to 12 days and it will cost you about $800 to $2000.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
Whether or not the time is your concern, a short Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is always incredible. This trek lasts relatively for a shorter amount of time, which means four days, still will give you more than what any other four days have given you. The Ghorepani Poonhill trek could also be taken as an alternative to the Annapurna Base Camp trek, and also starts from Pokhara. In this lovable trek, you will get a view of some of the skylines and mountains in a way you have never seen them before. The Annapurna range, Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Macchapucchre and many more- it is like putting yourself in a position where you inspect some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. And also don’t forget the floras and faunas including the Himalayan Rhododendron, the national flower of Nepal. It is an easy trek, where you will reach a maximum altitude of 3210m, and the packages start at about $300.
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Owing to one of the most challenging paths you will ever walk in your lifetime, the Manaslu trek is also one of the most famous trekking regions in Nepal. Actually, this trek relates to life- it is for those who want to believe that the most robust paths lead to the best destinations. I mean you have heard about that saying- and the Manaslu Circuit trek will tell you exactly why is that. Your trek in the regions of the 10th tallest mountain in the world starts from a place called Sotikhola, which is about an 8 hours drive from Kathmandu. And from there, you will be busy about 12 to 14 days, reaching an altitude of 5160m meanwhile. This trek will cost you about $2000.
Any list about the best trekking regions in Nepal will be incomplete without the Langtang Trek. In this trek, you will actually want to enjoy what’s on the journey instead of focusing where you are to reach. From the mountain views to the Gosaikunda Lake, everything in your way is interesting including the views and story behind what you are seeing. A Langtang trek starts from Kathmandu, and you will be back in about a week or 10 days. The journey will cost you around $1300.