Nepal has some of the most thrilling and breathtaking treks in the world. The routes of Nepal are very scenic and mesmerizing; hiking to any destination gives you panoramic views of mountain peaks. Nepal is gifted with many natural resources which mesmerize the trekkers throughout their trek.

Nepal has been attracting trekkers for decades, but the facilities were not available in those days compared to now. These days, most trekking destinations have a hotel, lodges, and tea houses by the locals. The locals provide hot accommodations to the trekkers. Except for some regions, there are internet facilities in most of the trekking destinations. You can find many travel agencies who will quickly be guiding you with itinerary packages.

You will need several days of trek to reach the higher mountain areas. You can trail any time of the year in Nepal. The excursions to upper mountain regions are primarily rural and not much influenced by today’s modernization. You can find many trekking routes with no road access; all you have to depend on is your two legs. The remote areas of Nepal mainly depend on tourism, so when you are travelling and trekking to these areas, you are indirectly helping them.

You can find both easy and challenging types of treks; you will notice the change in topography and vegetation. You will never get bored during the treks in Nepal as the routes pass along dense, beautiful forests where you can spot rare species, mountain views, landscapes, and rivers passing along. Everest and Annapurna are the two most popular regions for trekking. Trekking through many areas, you will get to witness various ethnicities of Nepal and the culture they follow.

Here are the lists of the top 5 most demanded trekking destinations in Nepal:

Everest Base Camp Trek

Days: 14-16 days

Best season: Spring and Autumn

Max Altitude: 5364m/ 17598ft

Accommodation: Tea houses

Without a doubt, Everest is on the bucket list of every mountain climber and trekker. Everest is one of the treasures of Nepal. Everest, with 8864.86m, is the highest mountain peak in the world. It lies on the border of Nepal and Tibet in the Solukhumbu District.

Trekkers go to Kala Patthar for the perfect view of Mount Everest. Reaching the base camp will give you a mesmerizing view and make you feel like heaven on earth. You can also visit the Everest view hotel (3950m), which is situated at the highest altitude in the world. Having a warm breakfast with the view of Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8210m), Mt. Nuptse (7861m), etc will add an unforgettable moment in your life.

On the way to the base camp, you will pass through beautiful rhododendron and pine forests. You will be enjoying the warm accommodations by the locals and even get an opportunity to see various cultures and traditions. You will also get to see the spectacular Khumbu Icefall. Your trek will start from Phakding; you will have a guide with you throughout the journey. Every day of the trek will boost you with excitement and adventures.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Days: 7-12 days

Best season: Spring and Autumn

Max Altitude: 4130m/b13550ft

Accommodation: Tea houses/ Lodges

Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most demanded and busy trekking destinations in Nepal. It lies 40 km north of Pokhara; it has been listed as the 10th highest peak globally. The mountain ranges of Annapurna are all over 7000 meters.

The sanctuary trek is full of dramatic mountain views and nature. The ABC trek starts from Nayapul, which is a short drive from Pokhara. From the base camp, you will get a spectacular view of glaciers and mountain ranges. You will get the panoramic view of Himchuli, Annapurna-II, Annapurna South, Fishtail (Machhapuchhre), Annapurna-III, Khangsar Kang, etc. more. One of the main highlights of this trek is the breathtaking sunrise view from Poon Hill.

You will also get to spend some hours at the Gurung villages on the way. You will get a taste of rural Nepalese life. The landscapes and terraced farms look fantastic, with rhododendrons blooming along the route. This trail is not longer than the other trekking destinations. Since high mountain peaks surround the Annapurna area, the sun only stays for a maximum of 7 hrs a day.

Upper Mustang Trek

Days: 12- 15 days

Best season: monsoon (March – November)

Max Altitude: 3810m/ 125000ft

Accommodation: Tea houses

Upper Mustang Trek is a popular destination for international tourists, but it is popular among Nepalese tourists. Mustang is an arid valley that is located north-south in the upper corner of the Annapurna Circuit. Mustang is an adventurous place where you can go bike riding, rock climbing, and many more.

Upper Mustang leads you to the world of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang. This trek is not so challenging. Mustang is rich in beautiful landscapes and cliffs. You will get to visit the ancient Kingdom of Lo Manthang. The locals of this area are mainly of Gurung, Sherpa, and Tamang communities. The land of Mustang is also known as deserted land. On trekking to Mustang, you will also visit the Muktinath Mandir, one of the most holistic Hindu temples.

Your trek will start from Jomsom and end at Jomsom as well. You will get to visit various Gompas, caves, and ancient monasteries. The upper Mustang was preserved as it was restricted until 1992. Most of the trekking routes of Nepal are full of greenery and mountain views, but this trek will hit you to a different scene. Many educational institutions of Nepal also take the students for trekking in Mustang. You will have an excellent experience trekking to Upper Mustang.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Days: 14-16 days

Best season: Spring and Autumn

Max Altitude: 5106m/ 16752ft

Accommodation: Tea houses and lodges

Manaslu trek is one of the challenging and classic treks of Nepal. It is also one of the off-beaten treks in Nepal.

The trek offers you panoramic mountain views along with rare animals and cultural diversity. Manaslu is a rarely visited area, so there is a lot to explore.

The trek begins from Soti Khola and ends at Besisahar. It is a remote area, and the lodges are built in this region only after 2010. Larky La Pass is the highest point on this trek. During the tour, you will get stunning views of mountain peaks: Manaslu, Cheo Himal, Annapurna-II, Kang Guru, etc.; heading toward the destination, you will be mesmerized by the beauty of forests, floras & faunas, and rivers of the Manaslu region.

You will also get to see the spectacular landscapes of the Nepal Himalayas. You might get to see the snow leopards and blue sheep during the trail if you are lucky. This region is also rich in culture; you will mainly experience Buddhist culture in this region. Tibetan cultures also influence the culture of the Manaslu region. Trekkers who love adventure will highly enjoy this off-beat track.

Langtang Trek

Days: 7-11 days

Best season: Spring and Autumn (March–June/ September–November)

Max Altitude: 3800m

Accommodation: Tea houses and lodges

Langtang Valley Trek is one of the short and popular trekking destinations of Nepal. This region has more people following Buddhism. The valley is also known as the valley of the glacier. The more you walk near the destination, the more you see the jaw-dropping view of snow-capped mountains.

Lately, in 2015, Langtang valley was highly affected by the earthquake, but now things are sticking back together, and the routes are accommodated for trekkers. One of the main highlights of this trek is the jaw-dropping sunrise view over the Langtang ranges from Tserko Ri. You will enjoy the locals’ warm accommodations and get to see the new cultures and traditions from the locals. The trek begins from Syabrubesi and also ends in Syabrubesi.

This trek can also be preferred by those trekkers who are willing to enjoy nature and mountains and save their time. The route passes through yak pastures, alpine meadows, and beautiful forests. You will get a mesmerizing view of Langtang Ranges across to Tibet from Kyanjin Ri. You will also be visiting Kyanjin Gompa, which is a Buddhist monastery.

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