10th September 2019

Top 5 Best Treks in Nepal

When it comes to adventure, Nepal comes in top position as compared to other countries of the world. Nepal is a country of great Himalayas and diverse natural beauty which you won’t find in other countries. Thus, Nepal is the first choice among travelers who wants adventure along with nature experiences. There are several adventure activities in Nepal among them Trekking is the most popular one which is most popular top 5 treks in Nepal. 

The high mountains, dense and forested hills, unique landscapes and off-beaten remote trails, etc makes Nepal a perfect destination for trekking. Every snowy peak of Nepal has its distinct way of attracting trekkers as each of them has its distinct adventurous trails to reach their base camp. Trekking in Nepal offers you a lifetime adventure experience with exploration and taste of the rich Himalayan culture of Nepal. On this adventure trip, you get to visit wonderful ethnic villages of Sherpa, Gurung, Rais, Magar, and Tibetan people. 

You will follow the trails that go through the dense rhododendrons, oaks and pines forest, suspension or wooden bridges, ethnic villages, stony stairs, wildlife reserves, glaciers, etc finally reaching the base camp of some high mountains. Different trekking routes in Nepal offers you different types of adventure along with different cultural and natural experiences. So, depending on what you want to see and experience, you can choose the best trek that suits you. In Nepal, there are hundreds of trekking routes short and long. Among them, Top 5 Best Treks in Nepal are:

#5 Annapurna Circuit Trek

It is an incredible trekking journey that gives you a complete round tour around the Annapurna massif. This trek offers you amazing views of Annapurna I, II and III, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Pisang Peak and more. Following the trails that pass amidst rhododendrons forests, wooden bridges, ethnic Gurung and Magar villages, Annapurna Conservation Area and more. 

Along the way, you will cross Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. Followed with a dry and dusty winding path, uniquely formed sandstone hills, caves, steeply glaciated trails, etc. Then, it reaches its highest point at Thorung La Pass (5,416m) while touching some borders of Tibetan plateau. 

Compared to other trekking routes in Nepal, it is one of the longest trekking routes. Therefore, the total distance of Annapurna Circuit Trek, the distance varies from 170 to 240 Km depending on the routes followed. Thus, it takes 12 to 14 days to complete the short Annapurna Circuit Trek whereas it takes 20 to 22 days to complete Full Annapurna Circuit Trek. As for the ABC Trek difficulty, it is considered difficult for inexperienced trekkers as you will be walking 6 to 7 hours every day over up and down trails. 

#4 Everest Three Passes Trek

Among the top 5 best treks in Nepal, Everest Three Pass Trek is one of the longest and most challenging treks in Nepal. It is considered as a complete Everest Trek as it occupies most of the region of Everest. Trekking over Three Passes provides a lifetime adventure experience for extreme trekkers.

On the trails of Everest Three Passes Trek, you will cross over high passes of Cho La Pass, Renjo La Pass, and Kongma La Pass. Besides that, you will get to spend a few times at Gokyo village. From Gokyo Ri, you can have a bird’s eye views of the entire Gokyo Valley along with frozen Gokyo Lake and Ngozumpa Glacier.  

From the top of these High Passes, you can have amazing peaks of Mt.Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Cholatse, Thamserku, etc.

#3 Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Out of the top 5 best treks in Nepal listed here, Ghorepani PoonhIll Trek is the shortest and easiest trek route that falls inside Annapurna Sanctuary. Within 4 to 5 days, you can complete this wonderful trek. Thus, Ghorepani Poonhill trek is suitable even for inexperienced trekkers. Throughout the trek, you will encounter rich cultural villages, dense woods of rhododendrons, glaciated rivers and streams, rare flora and fauna, etc. Besides that, you will get to see stunning 360-degree views of over 10 apex mountains. 

Since you will not trek at higher altitudes there is no chance of getting altitude sickness. Poonhill (3,200m) is a famous viewpoint in Annapurna Sanctuary which offers magnificent sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayan Ranges. From Poonhill, you can see Annapurna I, II and south, Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Machapuchare and more. 

Overall, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek has a distance of 52 Km with 4 to 5 hours a day of hiking.

#2 Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is only trekking routes among the top 5 best treks in Nepal included here which has untouched and unexplored trekking routes. Throughout this ABC Trek, you will walk across popular villages of Tadapani, Ghandruk, Ghorepani, Poonhill, and many more. Entering the Annapurna Conservation Area, you can meet rare animals and birds of this region. 

The base camp of Annapurna lies at an elevation of 4,130m, which is surrounded by high peaks of Annapurna Ranges including Machapuchare and Himchuli. It takes 8 to 12 days to complete Annapurna Base camp trek depending on the trekking packages you book. The overall distance of Annapurna Base Camp Trek is 115 Km, where you will walk 5 to 6 hours a day. 

#1  Everest Base Camp Trek

Trek to Everest Base Camp is a lifetime adventure journey towards the basement of the World’s Highest Mountain, Mount Everest (8,848m). On this incredible journey of EBC Trek, attractive villages, and pristine snowy peaks are there to welcome and entertain you. Also, you will get to experience Himalayan culture, traditions, and lifestyle of Sherpa people by visiting their ethnic villages. On your entire trip, you will see remarkable peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Thamserku, Imja Tse, etc.

Besides, Mount Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar is among widely visited places in Everest Region. As it offers trekkers with views which is impossible to observe from base camp. Kala Patthar is a landing spot for popular Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Similarly, trekking in Everest is a dream of every trekker from all over the globe. Thus, they travel thousands of miles to Nepal to do Everest Base Camp Trek. As they want to feel the true adventure and beauty of Nepal. 

The base camp of Mount Everest lies at an elevation of 5,380m above the glacier; thus surrounded by sky touching snow-capped summits. The total distance of Everest Base Camp Trek is 130 Km and takes 12 days to complete at minimum.  

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In Conclusion, if you planned to visit Nepal for any of these treks. Let us know as we (Nepal Hiking Adventure) can help you with planning your trip, and makes it special and memorable. 


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