The Top 7 Hidden Treks in Nepal

With a diverse geography and a picturesque natural landscape, trekking and hiking in Himalayas country Nepal, is the prime venture trailed by millions of tourist each years. The trekking routes in Nepal mainly passes through remote valleys and high mountains which confines to hundreds of high altitude alpine lakes. For hikers and trekkers, hidden treks in Nepal and  Nepalese culture and its tradition are like another piece of cake that enables them to embrace some spiritual and recreational experiences in their journey. Meanwhile, some of the most popular treks in Nepal are Everest base camp, Annapurna base camp, and Khanchanjunga base camp. However, there many hidden trekking routes in Nepal, that are waiting for the footsteps of adventure enthusiasts.

Moreover, it’s no surprise that, with 6000 rivers and 19% of landmass occupied by national park area, there are many hidden trekking paths in Nepal that attract travelers to its land from around the globe. Notably, out of the 10 world’s highest mountains, 8 of them situated in Nepal which makes it quite obvious for having these kinds of hidden trekking routes. Moreover, under the best trekking circumstances which gives awe and thrilling experience for hikers and trekkers. We have listed the 7 hidden treks in Nepal.

1. Upper Dolpo Trek

Beautiful Landscape view of Upper Dolpo

Upper Dolpo Trek is rarely visited by majority of tourist. However, it, is one of the most beautiful treks in the remote Himalayan region of Nepal. The hidden trek begins encountering interesting places, people, villages, valleys and forest of pines, oaks and rhododendron of Dolpo region. Dolpo region situated in between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. It is the highest inhabited land. And this region of Nepal is the home of a fascinating race of Tibetan speaking people.

Interestingly, Upper Dolpo has the Nepal’s largest national park and conservation like Phoksundo National Park. Trekking through the land of Dolpo gives a glimpse of sustain abundance of wildlife. And at the height 3500 meters you can behold ancient village and century old Buddhist and Hindus religious monuments that stand still today. Overall, it will be a trek for enjoying fascinating mountain vistas, witnessing Buddhist Gompas, and immersing into the unique culture of the people living in the region.


2. Dhaulagiri Trek

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Trails Of Dhaulagiri Base Camp

Dhaulagiri Trek, one of the top hidden treks in Nepal, is a challenging trek in the region of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m). It is the seventh tallest mountain in the world. The rarely visited trek also crosses two high passes – the French pass (5,240m) and the Thapa pass (5,155m). It also involves glacier walking. The trek in the remote alpine region will be accompanied by the spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Thorong peak, Annapurna and Kali Gandaki River with the world’s deepest gorge. Apart from the wild nature, the trail also offers an opportunity to interact with Nepal’s ethnic people such as the Gurung, Chhetri, and Magars.

3. Lower Dolpo Trek

Local People of Lower Dolpo

Lower Dolpo Trek, well known for remote Himalaya experience, passes through Shey-Phoksundo National Park. With spectacular mountain scenery, Buddhist monasteries and yak caravans. The remote Himalayan mountains and centuries’ old intact culture of Dolpo region is well presented in the Oscar nominated movie Caravan. Now this is the time to go beyond movie presentation to explore the real spirit of Dolpo through following the hidden paths of the region.

In addition, trekking through Dolpo region gives a insight of Nepalese culture and barren landscapes. And it resembl with Tibetan Plateau.  The hidden trek Lower Dolpo also lets you an opportunity to visit at Phokhsundo lake. It is one of the deepest Himalayan lakes in the world. For instance, these trials also let’s you to discover the traditional Salt Trade Route between Tibet and Nepal which is almost all the time full of Yak Caravans.

4. Kanchenjunga Trek

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Crossing Glacier Water Stream In Kanchenjunga trek

Kanchenjunga Trek, perfectly suitable for nature enthusiasts. It is a long adventure trip to the most remote and beautiful area of the Himalayas in Nepal. At 8,586m, Kanchenjunga is the world’s 3rd highest mountain. Located in the far northeastern corner of Nepal, it is considered as one of the most beautiful mountain massifs in the world.

The name Kanchenjunga means five treasures.  It is the great snow which is in reference to the five summits that make up Kanchenjunga. Trip to Kanchenjunga base camp is the journey where you passes through comparatively virgin region of Nepal. These passes is decorated with eye watering rhododendrons and large forests with rivers pouring from its sides. Basically, it rewards the trekkers a unique insight into Nepalese rural lifestyle and rich culture only available in the region.

5. Makalu Trek

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Mount Makalu Peak Covered With Clouds

Makalu Trek, one of the least visited mountain trails in Nepal. Trails of Makalu takes you to the yard of Mt. Makalu – the 5th tallest mountain in the world. While on the trail, you will enjoy the fascinating views of the highest mountains such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Chamlang, Mt. Baruntse and other Himalayan mountains. Likewise, the hidden trek covers the famous landmarks of Makalu Region – Makalu Barun National Park and Barun Valley. It also provides a chance to encounter with a large variety of endangered flora and fauna and bird species in the region.

6. Rara Lake Trek

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Landscape Of A Rara Lake In A Day Light

Rara Lake Trek, another remarkable hidden trek in Nepal. It takes you to the surroundings of Rara Lake walking through the less beaten trail of western Nepal. The trek is popular for providing the off the beaten path experiences with total wilderness and cultural encounters. The complete wilderness trek eventually yields the trekkers the stunning views of the pristine Rara Lake and Rara National Park.

The pristine rara lake is the biggest one in Nepal. It lies at an altitude of 2980m. Moreover, rara lake is the prominent among the many stunning lakes of Nepal which is surrounded by pine, spruce and juniper forests and snow capped mountains on the skyline. Adding to this, Rara National Park is also known for rare animal like the gaur, musk deer, yellow-throated martin and a wide variety of birds.

7. Tsum Valley Trek

Trekker enjoying on the trail of Tsum Valley

Tsum Valley Trek, the amazing hidden trek for cultural encounter that helps to discover the secret Buddhism. It lies at the edge of one of the most secluded Himalayan valleys. The Tsum Valley region is still less exposed in comparison to other touristy areas. Therefore it relatively virgin area. This hidden trek takes you into the majestic surroundings of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges.

The region once being part of Tibet looks completely different from what you find elsewhere. While on the trek, you also pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people. For the best, it will be a trek for exploring tremendous cultural landmarks of the less exposed region.

Meanwhile, besides popular trekking destinations, nature has given Nepal tremendously beautiful regions that have still to be explored. The hidden or less explored regions in Nepal are also par-excellent in excelling unique travel experience. Exploring those regions by following the off-the-beaten paths, a traveler in the Himalayas gets an incredible adventure trekking experience in Nepal.

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