Legions of trekkers are drawn to Nepal’s most iconic and accessible hiking, some of the world’s best, with rugged trails to Everest, the Annapurnas and beyond. Considered as the ultimate “Himalayan Utopia” by trekkers and mountaineers worldwide, the mysterious land of Nepal offers some of the greatest trekking trails with incredible mountain scenery for a backdrop. Easily the best way to see Nepal is on foot along a network of trails trodden for centuries by porters, traders, pilgrims, mountaineers and locals travelling from village to town, plains to hills, Nepal to Tibet. Nothing beats strolling from teahouse to teahouse under crystal-clear Himalayan skies as an 8000m peak towers over you.
Every year Nepal attracts thousands of trekkers from all around the globe. That also means that every year people are faced with the hard choice of selecting which trekking destination to explore in Nepal. Let us help you find your favorite trek in Nepal with our 10 best treks of all time:
Topping many people’s travel bucket list and probably the most coveted trek in the world, Everest Base Camp trek takes you through the fascinating Khumbu region and to the base of the world’s highest mountain.
Terraced rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests, ethnic Gurung villages and high altitude landscapes with the Annapurna Range in view almost throughout your trek, Annapurna Base Camp never fails to mesmerize you.
The forbidden kingdom never fails to charm visitors from all over the world with its picturesque views of the Himalayas and high Tibetan plateau, warm hospitality of Thakalis & Gurung communities, ecological diversity, primitive villages, cave hermitages, ancient chortans, monasteries and arid desert like conditions. Hidden behind the majestic Himalayan ranges, Mustang truly is a beautiful trekking zone.
The classic trek follows ancient paths used as trade routes between Nepal and Tibet while taking you to the world’s tenth highest mountain. The magical trek takes you from lush sub-tropic to the highest mountains in the world amidst the surreal light in the Trans-Himalayan region.
It’s wild, remote and one of the least densely populated regions of Nepal. Kanchenjunga, itself, looms as a huge massif overhead flanked by five subsidiary peaks. Keep your eyes open for musk deer, blue sheep, red panda and the tracks of snow leopards along the way.
One of the hidden gems of Nepal, the remote and untouched Tsum Valley is set against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, Boudha Himal ranges. The varied landscape, wide assortment of flora and fauna, rich Himalayan wildlife and the pristine eco-system further accentuates the splendor of this secluded valley which has also earned the name ‘Garden of Eden’.
One of the most remote and sparsely populated region in Nepal, Dolpa is home to rich Tibetan culture, snow capped peaks, pristine lakes and Himalayan wildlife. It’s a hidden gem filled with cultural impressions – Tibetan style villages, barren landscapes, mountain peaks, and fertile rice terraces.
Capture the breathtaking grandiosity of the mountains while you walk on the snow and make memories to be cherished for a lifetime, Langtang has it all for you. The trek comprises of scenic beauty throughout the trail ranging from steep hillsides of bamboo and rhododendron to sprawling yak pastures and finally an alpine impasse framed by 7000m peaks.
Just a hop away from Kathmandu is the incredible Helambu Trek offering you an ideal getaway from the busy city life. Home to Sherpa and Tamang, the ethnic communities of Nepal, Helambu offers you landscapes and cultural experiences every bit as spectacular as anywhere else in Nepal.
A trek like no other, Makalu Base Camp is a paradise for those seeking a tranquil getaway. One of the most popular trekking destinations among solitary trekkers, this trek offers an exceptional opportunity to explore high-altitude terrains, snow-clad landscapes and ethnic Himalayan lifestyle.