Top 5 best selling treks

Top 5 Best Selling Treks

When it comes to adventurous activities, Nepal is one of the best destinations in the world for adventure tourism offering an excess of outdoor activities. From Paragliding near the mountains to waiting for the Bengal tiger in the dense forest of Chitwan. Nepal is a popular destination for passionate trekkers and travelers in the world. It occupies only 0.1% of the entire area of the Earth, it has stood out amongst other nations in terms of biodiversity.

Nepal has more than 1310 peaks above 6000m which includes the world’s eight highest mountain among ten. It supports astounding terrain rising from as low as 59 meters to the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest,  8,848 meters above sea level offering suitable habitations from tropical to alpine vegetations.

The Nepalese society can be divided into many layers according to the altitude, geography, origin. You will walk through numerous ethnic villages on the way while trekking in Nepal. Each of the mountains in Nepal is gifted with special trails to reach on its base or skirt areas and each trail is festooned with their own exceptional quirk.  Come eye in eye with Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri I and II, see the Annapurnas and stare at the beauty of Manaslu.

In Nepal, you will get to reconnect to nature. Flora and fauna of Nepal are appealing as it is sheltered to almost 6500 flowering plants, 2500 species of vascular plants and 130 endemic species. What makes the trekking experience in Nepal exciting is not only the fetching scenery of forests, landscapes, rivers, glaciers, flora, and fauna but also the culture of people of the region.

Trekking Trails of Nepal are equally diverse in terms of culture too. Trekking is the best way to explore this adobe of the Himalayas which embraces natural exquisiteness and cultural riches at its doorstep. Walking through the unconventional trail through the Rhododendron forest, isolated suburb, temples, monasteries, extraordinary landscapes and diverse species of flora and fauna gives you a lifetime experience.

Everest Base camp

Everest Region

The iconic Everest Base Camp Trek takes you throughout the Khumbu Valley, allowing you to experience the colossal beauty of the surrounding Sagarmatha National Park providing breath-taking glimpse of 4 of the 6 highest peaks in the world – Mt. Everest (8.848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 meters), Mt. Makalu (8,470 meters) and Cho Oyu (8,201 meters) including Thamserku Peak and the Kongdi RI Himal.

Landing in Lukla airport, the riskiest airport of the world will make your adrenaline rush like never before. From here you follow the footsteps of the Sherpa people and, of the summiteers like Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary who reached on the Pinnacle of Everest.  

Each settlement of the Everest region offers startling views of the mountain peaks. It presents cultural contours in many forms, like Stupas, Chortens, Gumbas and Mani stoned walls define the region’s ethnic facing. You’ll not only see the mountains and hills. You will be able to learn about the culture of Sherpa People who are renowned for their excellent climbing skills and physical stamina.

You’ll receive blessings from Lamas (priests)  in the Buddhist monasteries. Prayer wheels and Prayer flags will accompany you throughout the trekking from starting point Lukla to the ending, Everest Base Camp.

The Everest Base Camp is an experience of a lifetime. The most unique feature of this trek is that, despite being on the highest altitude, one doesn’t need to have previous trekking experience or mountaineering skills of any sort. Anyone with mid fitness level can accomplish this trek easily.

Trip Facts:

  • Geography: Forests/Hills/Himalayas
  • Location: Solukhumbu
  • Level of Difficulty:  Moderate
  • Max Altitude: 3860 meters
  • Religions: Buddhist
  • Ethnic People: Sherpa
  • Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge/Teahouse
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
  • Minimum Pax: 02

Trip Highlights:

  • Trek through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit numerous monasteries in the Sherpa villages en route including the Tengboche Monastery
  • Trek through Sherpa villages like Namche Bazaar and Tengboche
  • Witness the panorama of the Himalayas including the Mt. Everest (8848m)

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2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

ABC Trek is the short and most convenient base camp trekking among any other base camp trek. Annapurna Base Camp trek is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. It familiarizes us with its exceptional beautiful Ecosystem. This is one of the elegant treks which offers the awe-struck mountain views of Annapurna South, Himchhuli, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhare, Manaslu, and many other gorgeous mountains.

It is a unique trek that passes through the trail comprising a lot of species of rare floras and faunas like rhododendron, pine spruce, fir trees and reptiles, gharials, leopard, langur monkeys, rhesus monkeys, bears, and other beasts. The exceptional villages inhabited by indigenous Gurung, Magar and Thakali communities tribes and terraced paddy field along with gigantic glaciers. We pass Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrong, Dovan, and Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp. 

This Region is well off in natural vegetation and wildlife. Varied floras and numerous mammals, reptiles, amphibians and more than 450 species of different birds are found in the lush forest. The sunrise and sunset views from Poonhill is purely spectacular. Ascends to the glorious mountains and descends to the deep valleys entrancing the splendor of beautiful landscapes sum up to make this journey a remarkable one. One of the main highlights of this trek is Jhinu natural hot spring. You can wash away your weariness by swimming in this hot spring.

The perfect disparity of the bright days and the vibrant flowers will make your tiresome trek worth it. Annapurna Base Camp trekking isn’t difficult. It has less possibility of high altitude illness issues.

Trip Facts:

  • Geography: Forest/Mountain/Hills
  • Location: Kaski
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max Altitude: 4,130 m
  • Religions: Hindu/Buddhist
  • Ethnic People: Gurung/Magar
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Guest House
  • Transportation: Tourist Bus/Private Vehicle/Flight
  • Minimum Pax: 2

Trip Highlights:

  • Explore the numerous natural landmarks of the Pokhara valley
  • Observe the panoramic views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges along with Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m)
  • Enjoy Gurung culture and hospitality on the trek
  • Trek through the enchanting Annapurna Conservation Area

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3.Manaslu Trek

Nepal is a home country to eight tallest mountains out of ten with altitude over 8,000 m which includes Mount Everest (8848m) along with Mt. Kanchenjunga (8, 586 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,485 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8, 188 m), Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), and Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m). Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain of the world has been opened on a restricted basis for organized groups, offering a sight into untouched natural and cultural diversity that has been compromised in other parts of Nepal.

Manaslu trek is situated on the premises of the Manaslu Conservation Area, which is home to 33 species of mammals, 110  species of birds, 211 species of butterflies, 2,000 species of flowering plants and 11 types of forest rendering enormous mixture of the ecosystem in a short neck of the wood. This region is the virgin trail and is less explored by tourists in comparison to Everest Base Camp trek and Annapurna Circuit trek. You’ll trek through the most unique and hidden valley of Nepal, Tsum Valley. People of this region thrive in their traditional way of life.

Trekker needs to have a mid-level of fitness. No prior experience of trekking is required to accomplish this trek.

Trip Facts:

  • Geography: Forest / Hills / Mountains
  • Location: Gorkha
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max Altitude: 5160 meters
  • Religions: Tibetan Buddhist / Hindu
  • Ethnic People: Tibetan / Brahmin
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Camping
  • Transportation: Tourist Bus / Private Vehicle
  • Minimum Pax: 2

Trip Highlights:

  • Explore the Manaslu base camp to observe the Manaslu and Dhaulagiri mountains
  • Cross the Larkya La Pass (5160m) and witness beautiful mountain view ofHimlung (7126m), Cheo (6812m), Larkya Peak (6249m), and Ngadi Chuli (7871m)
  • Visit the Ribung Gompa and numerous other important Tibetan-Buddhist heritages
  • Trek through the Manaslu Conservation Area and witness its bio-diversity

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 4. Annapurna circuit with Tilicho Lake

Tilicho lake

Annapurna Circuit Trek is a circular trek in the northern central region of Nepal in which the trail revolves around the massive Annapurna ranges in a circular fashion. It is one of the most popular trekking trails in the world.  Annapurna Circuit via Tilicho Lake will take you to the Muktinath Temple, which holds prominent religious value for Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims. This trekking trail will give you a chance to see the sights of the hills, snowy mountains and the local settlements of the people.

The blue-green effect of Tilicho Lake, which is recognized as the highest lakes in the world will mesmerize you to the core of your heart. One can eyewitness an extraordinary vista of Annapurna (8,097 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Manaslu, Machhapuchhre and Tukuche together with many other dazzling peaks in the background. The trek is remarkable, with numerous orchid forests surrounding the trail, and lush rhododendrons covering entire hills in their typical red tint in the spring.

Mountain lakes, deep gorges, sky-high mountains, Marpha village – an apple production center, hot water springs of Tatopani, Kaligandaki valley, Muktinath Temple and Thorong La Pass makes this trek a memorable affair.

Trip Facts:

  • Geography:           Mountain/Forest/Village
  • Location:          Manang/Mustang/Lamjung/Myagdi/Kaski
  • Level of Difficulty:        Difficult
  • Max Altitude:        5,416m
  • Religions:          Buddhist/Hindu
  • Ethnic People:          Thakali/Gurung/Magar/Manangi
  • Accommodation:          Hotel/Lodge/Teahouse/Camp
  • Transportation:        Flight/Tourist Bus/Private Vehicle
  • Minimum Pax:        2

Trip Highlights:

  • Visiting the revered Hindu temple of Muktinath
  • Observing the surreal sight of the Tilicho Lake
  • Cross the Thorung La Pass (5416m)
  • Relish the panoramic vistas of the mountains in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges
  • Learn about the ancient Tibetan culture in Manang and Kagbeni
  • Enjoy the Gurung heritage in villages like Ghorepani and Sikha
  • Hike to the top of the Poonhill vantage point

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5.  Langtang Valley Trek

Prayer Flags in the Mountain

The Langtang region sits on Nepal’s border with Tibet, a short distance(61.8km) north of Kathmandu. The Langtang Valley is one of the most tranquil trekking routes in Nepal. This is one of the beloved trekking route of trekkers seeking spectacular landscapes and authentic culture along with gratifying hospitality in a delightful homestay guest houses.

Langtang Valley Trek is on the premises of the second largest park in Nepal, Langtang National Park. It is home to endangered species like Red Panda, Himalayan Thar, wild deer, falcons and many more. One can spot Himalayan monal, known as Lophophorus, the national bird of our country Nepal. You’ll walk through cultivated potatoes fields, colorful Rhododendron, conifers and oak trees. Langtang Valley has over 70 glaciers roughly about 108 high altitude lakes such as Gosainkunda, Parvatikunda, Bhairavkunda, and Dudhkunda.

You will be rewarded with an extravagant view of Mt. Langtang living, Langtang-Ri, Langsisa, Langtang Himal, Naya kanga peak – Ganjala peak. Natives of this isolated region are of Tibetan origin following Buddhism. However, varied communities of  Newari, Sherpa, Tamang, and others are living in harmony blending their diverse ethnic cultures.

Throughout the trail, one will witness many Buddhist monasteries, vibrantly decorated Chortens, flickering prayer flags and Mani walls which have memorial records of those who died in this region on devastating Earthquake of 25th April 2015. The highest point of this trek is less than 5000m. This is a moderate trekking route and anyone with no former trekking experience can achieve success in this trek.

Trip Facts:

  • Geography: Hills/Mountains
  • Location: Rasuwa
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy
  • Max altitude: 4984m
  • Religions: Buddhist
  • Ethnic People: Tamang/Tibetan
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodges/Guest House
  • Transportation: Tourist bus/Private Vehicle
  • Minimum Pax: 2

Trip Highlights:

  • Climb to the summit of the Tserko Ri (4984m) and observe the Himalayan panorama
  • Visit the Kyanjin Gompa and learn the history of the monastery
  • Learn the Tibetan and Tamang culture of the people in the Langtang region
  • Witness the mountains in Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, and Gaurishankar ranges

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