With its diverse terrain and uniquely beautiful scenery, it’s no wonder that Nepal is a dream destination for nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts alike. The region is home to outdoor trails and hiking routes fit for visitors of all skill levels, from trekking hobbyists to experienced professionals.
While seasoned climbers may be interested in scaling the peak of this world-famous mountain, many trekkers come here to explore Everest’s Base Camp. Guests can follow in the footsteps of legendary mountaineers as they explore the majestic Everest High Passes, the sweeping Dudh Koshi River, Imja Tse valley, and much more. Although beautiful and legendary, this trek isn’t for the faint-hearted though; on many occasions, rescue dogs have come to the aid of hikers who have become stranded in this region. Always be physically prepared before you make the journey here.
Trekkers can also explore several Buddhist monasteries and local Sherpa villages, or stop by the Namche Bazaar to find unique Tibetan artifacts and souvenirs. This circuit is moderately challenging, particularly for those who are new to trekking, and takes approximately 12 days to complete.
As one of Nepal’s most popular hiking circuits, the Annapurna region boasts stunning terrain, diverse wildlife, and a rich local culture. From this mountainous vantage point, visitors get to enjoy breathtaking views of nearby Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang Himal. The trek also cuts through the Thorong La Pass, the highest navigable pass in the world, towering at over 5400 meters’ elevation.
The Annapurna circuit can take over two weeks to complete, but there are plenty of quaint tea houses and hospitable villages located along the trail for hungry or weary travelers.
The Langtang Valley hiking circuit is ideal for trekkers who want to get closer to nature. The area is famous for its rich wildlife and unique vegetation. The trail is at a relatively low altitude, but still provides excellent views of the Annapurnas and Makalu, and of course, Langtang Ri. Trekkers can also explore the local Tamang community, which offers a glimpse into the rich and unique culture of the local area.
This challenging Manaslu trek takes travelers through the remote region along the Nepal-Tibetan border, winding around Mount Manaslu and through nearby villages as well as past ancient Buddhist monasteries.
The Manaslu Base Camp is located in the cozy little town of Samagaon, where picturesque teahouses sit along the water’s edge. This entire circuit is marked by rugged topography and a harsh terrain, which can be dangerous for novice trekkers. In order to secure a permit to traverse this area, visitors must travel in groups of at least two and must be accompanied by a trained Nepali Guide or Porter.