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Nepal is filled with its aesthetic mountain waiting for you to give life-long adventurous memories. The north of Nepal is also filled with some spectacular treks that'll give you the actual thrill of Trekking.

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Top 7 Trekking Places in Nepal

Nepal is filled with its aesthetic mountain waiting for you to give life-long adventurous memories. The north of Nepal is also filled with some spectacular treks that'll give you the actual thrill of Trekking. From classic Everest Base Camp trek to the latest Manaslu Circuit Trek, Nepal has the best trekking system worldwide. These treks will give you an up-close glimpse into the culture and livelihood of local people living in particular areas. Make sure you experience a good connection and thrilling experience with the locals.

To make your alarmed decisions before you come to Nepal, we have made a list of Nepal's top seven trekking places. The best trekking places in Nepal for beginners are listed below.

Best Trekking Places In Nepal 

TreksDurationHighlights
Everest Three Passes Trek18 Days Amazing panoramic view from Kala Patthar (5,555m)
Manaslu Circuit Trek15 DaysLarkya La Pass (5,106m / 16,751ft), the highest point on the trek
Annapurna Base camp Trek12 Days

Amazing views of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South Annapurna I, Khangsar, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare

Everest Base Camp Trek15 DaysThe magnificent views of the world’s highest peak, 8,848.68m/29,029 ft
Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek15 Days The seventh highest mountain in the world 8167m
Gokyo Lakes Trek12 DaysVisiting an ancient Buddhist Monasteries where Yeti Skull kept
Upper Mustang Trek12 Days 

Lo Manthang - the capital of the ancient kingdom of Mustang

1. Everest Three Passes Trek

Quick Info

  • Duration: 18 days
  • Activity: Everest Trek
  • Region: Everest Region
  • Max altitude: Kongma La passes (5535 m)
  • Getting there: 30 mins flight to Lukla
  • Start/Finish: Lukla/Lukla
  • Activity Per Day: Approximately 4-6 hrs walkingBest SeasonFeb, Mar, April, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
  • Transportation: Domestic flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM) and private vehicle (Transportation)
  • Accommodation: Mostly teahouse
  • Difficulty: Challenging 

Highlights of Everest Three Passes Trek

  • Ancient monastery in Tengboche
  • Highest glacier on Earth- Khumbu Glacier (4900m)
  • Amazing panoramic view from Kala Patthar (5,555m)
  • One of the world's highest hotels - Everest Hotel
  • The famous Namche Bazaar in the Everest region 

The Everest Three passes trek takes you on the journey of the exciting Everest region, where you get to experience all the three passes, standing at an elevation of 5000m+. It's best for those willing to spend three weeks on the trails. 

This beautiful trek may have some sections of the Everest Base Camp trek, but it offers many astounding and majestic glimpses of mountains like Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lhotse, etc. You will be crossing three passes to view these ice giants: Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La pass. These passes will be there, making you feel safe and sound.

2. Manaslu Circuit Trek

Quick Info

  • Duration: 15 days
  • Max altitude: Larkya La passes (5106 m)
  • Getting there: 8 hrs drive from Kathmandu 
  • Activity Per DayApprox. 4-6 hrs walking
  • Start/Finish: Soti Khola/Besisahar
  • Accommodation: Mostly teahouse 
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Best SeasonMar, Apri, May, Sep, Oct & Nov.

The beauty of Manaslu Circuit Trek lies in its uncluttered nature form and how free of people it is. Manaslu Circuit trek has fewer people than the classic treks like Annapurna and Everest Base Camp Trek. 

Manaslu Circuit Trek came to high rise and has become more accessible due to new lodges and inns built during 2010. Since then, the Manaslu Circuit Trek has become a favorite of all the people willing to experience the raw nature and glimpses of glistening mountains.

Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Larkya La Pass (5,106m / 16,751ft), the highest point on the trek
  • Chance to spot wild endangered species like snow leopard
  • Budhi Gandaki River gorge
  • Panoramic views of the world's highest peaks- including Manaslu mountain (8,156m), LamjungHimal, Mt.Annapurna II, etc.
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola

3. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Quick Info

  • Duration: 12 days
  • Max altitude: 4130 m
  • Getting there: 8 hrs drive from Kathmandu 
  • Activity Per Day: Approx. 4-6 hrs walking
  • Start/Finish: Nayapul/ Nayapul
  • Accommodation: Mostly teahouse 
  • Transportation: Kathmandu- Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus, Pokhara - Birethanti, Ghandruk Phedi - Pokhara 
  • Best SeasonMar, Apri, May, Sep, Oct & Nov.
  • Difficulty: Moderate 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek, a classic trek, is for people new to Trekking and those who love it. ABC trek follows you to the deep moraines of glistening mountains and shows you the Annapurna Massifs. ABC trek offers the beautiful panoramic scenery of the naturally-blessed Pokhara valley. 

It's one of the beautiful treks that'll leave people in awe. Make sure you try this Trek if you ever set your foot in Nepal.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)
  • Jhinu Danda, the hot spring
  • Stunning 
  • Sunrise views of Annapurna ranges - including Dhaulagiri I (8,167m / 26,795ft) , Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545m), Nilgiri (7,061m / 23,166ft) from the Poon Hill viewpoint
  • Ghandruk Village 

4. Everest Base Camp Trek

Quick Info

  • Duration: 15 days
  • Max altitude: Everest Base Camp (5364m)
  • Getting there: 30mins flight to Lukla
  • Activity Per Day: Approximately 4-6 hrs walking
  • Start/Finish: Lukla/ Lukla
  • Accommodation: Mostly teahouse, lodge
  • Best SeasonMar, Apri, May, Sep, Oct & Nov.
  • TransportationDomestic flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM) and private vehicle (Transportation)
  • Difficulty: Challenging 

Everest Base Camp Trek is also considered a classic and most renowned trek. Thanks to Tenzing Norway Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary, it deserves its historical reputation. EBC trek offers many insider information; it'll help you connect to the local Sherpas residing there. This Trek also provides a lot of beautiful glimpses of mountains around the Everest region.

The reason why we enlisted EBC trek as number 4 is due to its enormous crowds. The main trail of the EBC trek is always very crowded in the peak trekking session. However, the Everest Base Camp Trek offers a new outlook on the trekking side if you ever try it.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park
  • Ancient monastery in Tengboche (3,867m / 12,687ft)
  • Highest glacier on Earth- Khumbu Glacier (4,900 m)
  • Amazing panoramic views from Kala Patthar (5,555m)
  • Culture and lifestyles of the local Sherpa people
  • The breathtaking views of the world’s highest peak, 8,848.68m/29,029 ft.

5. Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Quick info

  • Duration: 15 days
  • Max altitude: French Col (5360m)
  • Getting there: 8 hrs drive from Kathmandu 
  • Start/Finish: Darbang/ Marpha
  • Accommodation: Mostly Camping  
  • Difficulty: Very Challenging

The Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek lies on the western side of Nepal. It's by far one of the very arduous treks that offer trekkers some constant challenges. It's more challenging than any other trek due to its prolonged altitude and no plain. You'll be spending 3 or 4 days trekking over the snow of 5000m without any easy descent. 

If you ever choose this Trek, then you'll be thrilled with the adventures that reside in these mountains. You'll be cherishing the memories forever and ever of all the hardships you went through. 

Highlights of Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek 

  • Close-up views of Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and several other 7000 m-plus peaks.
  • Experienced mountaineers to climb Dhampus Peak (6,060 m).
  • Traverses the head of a hidden valley, crossing French Pass and Dhampus Pass,
  • Extreme trekking trail through dense forests into the high country to base camp, snow and glacier walking for a week, 
  • Experiencing Thakali culture in Kaligandaki valley the scenic flight out of Jomsom.
  • Beautiful hidden valley
  • 3. Seventh highest mountain in the world 8167m

6. Gokyo Lakes Trek

Quick Info

  • Duration: 12 days
  • Max altitude: Gokyo Ri (5357m)
  • Getting there: 30 mins flight to Lukla 
  • Start/Finish: Lukla/ Lukla
  • Accommodation: Mostly Teahouse, lodges
  • Best Season: Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) & Spring (March-April-May) 
  • Transportation: Domestic Flight & Private Vehicle
  • Difficulty: Challenging

Like the first mentioned Three Passes Trek, Gokyo Lake Trek shares its significant portion with the Everest Base Camp trek. However, it's less crowded and more fun to witness uncluttered, raw nature. This beautiful Trek will take you to the west of the Everest region, where you'll get to see many glistening vistas of mountains. The main attractions of Gokyo Trek are the beautiful azure lakes of Gokyo. You could also trek a rocky peak called Gokyo Ri (5357m) and see the panorama of glowing mountains.

Highlights of Gokyo Lake Trek

  • Hike along the largest glacier in the Himalayas, Ngozumpa Glacier
  • Climb Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) for spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu
  • Trek through the Sherpa town of Khumjung, home of a ‘real’ yeti skull
  • The definitive Himalayan trek to the foot of Mt. Everest through breathless high alpine landscapes, 
  • Visiting an ancient Buddhist Monasteries where Yeti Skull was kept,
  • Scenic mountain flight in and out of Lukla, 
  •  local Sherpa people, passing several Buddhist monuments, 

7. Upper Mustang Trek

Quick Info

  • Duration: 12 days
  • Max altitude: 3810 m
  • Getting there: 2 flights (Kathmandu- Pokhara, and Pokhara - Jomson)
  • Start/Finish: Jomson/ Jomson
  • Activity Per DayApproximately 4-6 hrs walking
  • Best SeasonApril, May, June, July, August, Sep, Oct, Nov
  • Accommodation: Mostly Teahouse  
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Our 7th most important Trek is none other than Upper Mustang Trek to conclude this list. The Upper Mustang Trek holds the signature arid, dry valley, namely Manang and Mustang. You'll witness the beautiful arid region filled with tasty apples that will savor your tongue in an intoxicating way. 

This region lies in the rain shadow of massive mountains like Dhaulagiri with the tint of brown and ever-falling sandstone cliffs. Upper Mustang used to be a valuable kingdom for the Tibetan people as this region was a trading point for all the foods and necessities. Enjoy every minute of Trekking in the Upper Mustang.

Highlights of Upper Mustang Trek

  • A holy visit to the pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists, Muktinath
  • Lo Manthang - the capital of the ancient kingdom of Mustang
  • Ancient Buddhist monasteries and insight into the Tibetan lifestyle
  • Spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna (8,091), Thorung Peak, Nilgiri (7,061m), Chulu West, Chulu East, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV
  • Jomsom (2,720m / 8,915ft) - the headquarter town of Mustang District

Conclusion

This is how you can enjoy the seven best trekking destinations of Nepal. You will even get to know about the variety of cultures, traditions social norms, and values of Nepal during your travel.