Any list of top places to trek around the world would be incomplete without at least a couple of destinations from Nepal. Nepal offers hundreds of trekking routes of various difficulties, length, and altitudes with stunning views. Thousands of people from all over the world come to the country every year to trek into the Himalayas and accumulate experiences of a lifetime. The top 10 routes for trekking in Nepal are as follows:
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The Annapurna Base camp trek which takes about 8-15 days to complete, depending upon the route, is one of the most famous treks. It takes you up to a staggering height of around 4130 meters and reveals traditional Gurung lifestyle on the way. The trail offers majestic views of mountains such as Machhapuchhre (6,997 m), Annapurna (8,091 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m) and Hiunchuli (6,441 m) amongst others. Similarly amazing is the bio-diversity of the region that never fails to awe the trekkers.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the shorter and easier treks in the Annapurna region. This trek is best suited for people who do not have much time and takes one up to a height of around 3200 meters. The highlight of the trek is Poonhill vantage point, which is widely regarded as one of the bests, to witness the phenomenal Annapurna massif. The trek reveals beautiful views of the Annapurna Mountain Range while also offering a taste of the traditional mountain villages such as Ghandruk and Ghorepani among many others.
Everest Base Camp Trek
The Everest Base Camp is situated at a whooping altitude of around 5,364 meters above the sea level. It takes around 17 days to trek, but travelers can either wish to extend or shorten their trek as they wish. The trek routes can be modified to accommodate other hallmarks of the region. They can also opt to trek via the route of ‘Gokyo Lakes’, which are the world’s highest freshwater systems. Sherpa villages and monasteries on the trail offer insights on their culture and lifestyle further adding to the experience of the trek.
This trek lasts around 12 days and reveals views of various lakes, pine forests, and mountains on the way. The region, due to its strategic location, offers sublime displays of mountains in Manaslu, Annapurna, and Everest as well. The Valley is situated near Tibet and offers a unique blend of Tibetan and Nepali lifestyle. One of the destinations of the trek is the Kyanjin Gompa Monastery which is at around 3500 meters above the sea level. Also, Gosainkunda, a major Hindu pilgrimage site, is also another magnificent destination in the region.
Manaslu Circuit Trek
The Manaslu circuit trek is an opportunity for trekkers to circulate the Mt Manaslu (8163 m), the 8thhighest peak in the world. Also considered to be the best teahouse trek of Nepal, Manaslu Circuit trek traverses the off-beaten paths and explores the enigmas of the region. The highlight of the trek is crossing the Larkya-La Pass (5,160 m), also the highest point of the trek. Moreover, the hints of Nar and Phu valleys, which require the special permit for exploration, can be seen along the way as well.
Upper Mustang Trek
The Old Buddhist Kingdom of Mustang is nestled between Nepal and Tibet in the Himalayas. The Valley is around 3800 meters above the sea level and is also known as “The Last Forbidden Kingdom of Nepal, as tourists were not allowed to enter the region until 1990. The trip is about 23 day’s roundtrip from Jomsom. You can visit the areas of Kagbeni, Lo-Manthang, Tsarang, and many others on the way. The culture and architecture including the sky caves of the region are still subject to the great enigma.
Gokyo Valley Trek
This trek offers a tour of the Gokyo Lakes and splendid views of some of the highest peaks in the world including the Everest (8,488 m), Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Makalu (8,463 m)and various other Himalayan ranges. Travelers can also get a close view of the Ngozumpa glacier and six Gokyo lakes. The Gokyo Ri (5,360 m) adds to the already impeccable trekking experience. The trip takes around 14 days and the treks can be customized according to the trekker’s preference.
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