Four New Trekking Destinations in Nepal

The newly proposed four potential trekking destinations in Nepal are:

  • Ganesh Himal Trek,
  • Lower Manaslu Trek,
  • Dolpa Trek and
  • Lumba Sumba Trek.

Dolpa Trek, with its very rare topography is one of the most interesting trekking destinations in Nepal. Dolpa is behind Himalayan mountains and due to its harsh weather conditions it remains the most inhospitable barren hills to the trekkers. Despite having existed in isolation Dolpa offers mesmerizing majestic hills and the mystery of Lake Phoksundo, the deepest lake of high altitude in the world. Further, the most exotic views of this trekking route are Dho Tarap, a human settlement at the highest altitude in the world, Shey Gumba, religiously the most important Gumba in Nepal, and human life which still revolves around horses, mules, and yaks wearing traditional attire and jewelry.

Lumba Sumba
Lumba Sumba Trek

Lumba Sumba Trek is one of the newly identified trekking routes in Nepal. The trekking route offers one of the most Himalayan landscapes together with enchanting view of Lumba Sumba Peak (5200m). This trekking route is also home of different ethnic groups of Himalayan range like the Limbus, Sherpas, Rai, Gurung, Magars, Newars and Tamangs. Beside, Trekkers can see the sights of the traditional farming practices and different wildlife species including the endangered snow leopard and red panda. Through this route, visitors can explore two of Nepal’s best conserved areas – the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and the Makalu Barun National Park. This route also treks to Mt Kanchenjunga and Mt Makalu base camps. The route further covers alpine grass lands, rocky outcrops, dense temperate and sub-tropical forests, low river valleys, and cultural heritages.

Mt Manaslu

Lower Manaslu Trek, blessed by nature’s splendors is full of historic, archaeological, religious, ecological and cultural significance. The Trek begins from Ghairung near the famous Manakamana Temple and passes through Gorkha Bazaar, Sirandanda, Barpak, Laprak, Lambai Kharka and Dharche Danda. The Gorkha district where the trek revolves is the home of Mt Manaslu and the famous Manaslu Circuit Trek. The visitors have access to interesting places like Gorkha Palace, Gorkhanath Cave, and Gorkha Museum within this route.

Ganesh Himal
Ganesh Himal

Ganesh Himal Trek lies in Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa and Nuwakot districts. The area is inhabited mainly by indigenous communities like Tamang Gurung and Ghale to the north, and ethnic communities like Bramhin, Chhetri, Dalit, Newar and Chepang in the south. Even if situated near to Kathmandu and Pokhara, the Ganesh Himal Region has remained a well-kept secret to passionate trekkers. The unexplored area is hidden in between the popular destinations of Langtang National Park and the Manaslu Conservation Area Project. The trek is full of thrived wildflowers, and beautiful waterfalls along with lush of hill scenery. It has breathtaking viewpoints of sublime Himalaya to the north and the most famous is Ganesh Himal Range.

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