Best Trekking in Nepal for First Time Trekkers

  • Last Updated on Jun 27, 2022

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Nepal is an astonishing land full of magnificent high Himalayas. Thus, there are number of amateur treks available in various region of Nepal. Some treks are relatively shorter, and lie at lower altitude regions. However, several treks will provide you great trekking experiences in you are a beginner. So, we are trying to give brief information about best trekking in Nepal for first time trekkers.

Almost each of these treks offers you a magnificent green valley, waterways, cascades, and turquoise lakes thus these features consequently make Nepal an appealing destination for extraordinary amateur adventures.

Nepal treks for beginners run across the stunning landscapes and high mountains in different sections of Nepal. Thus, some of the trek route is considerably difficult. Never the less, you have plenty of option to commence an easier hike to the heavenly land of Nepal.

As these trek reaches to an altitude of approximately 40,00m you might have to indulge in steep climbing and walking on the rocky terrains. However, you will have a relatively low possibility of suffering from High altitude sickness. Thus, these are considered to be an appropriate trek for beginners.

Although you will not ascend to significant height, you will be able to witness the spectacular views of soaring mountains throughout the trek furthermore these treks have an ideal combination of altitude length and duration for beginners.

Best Trek for Beginners

These beginner treks pass through several recognizable hills and mountains. Thus, these are as amazing as Everest Base camp trek orAnnapurna Base Camp Trek regarding the spectacular glimpse of magnificent landscapes of Nepal.

Here are some of the amazing trekking options for amateur trekkers in Nepal.

Langtang Valley Trek

The first on our list is Langtang Valley Trek, one of the memorable short treks in Nepal under the elevation of 5,000. The highest point of this trek is at Tserko Ri (4,984m). It is an outstanding viewpoint for witnessing majestic mountain vistas of Dorje Lakpa (699om), Langtang Ri (6,370m) and Langtang Lirung (7,245m)

The beautiful valley of Langtang is sited in the Northern part of Nepal relatively closer to the Tibetan border. The splendid Langtang valley trek leads you through the serene rhododendron and bamboo forest you will be trekking along the peaceful streams and soaring waterfalls with stunning mountain vistas.

On your Langtang Valley Trek, you will trek across the heavenly Langtang National Park. As a result, you will have opportunity to overlook the pristine countryside alongside beautiful flora and fauna. In fact, and you might even catch a few glimpse of rare Himalayan pheasants and red Panda.

The Langtang Valley Trek flourishes during the season of spring and autumn. At, these time around the weather conditions are Just perfect for a memorable trekking experience, plus the routes are comparatively less crowded than most of the Treks in Nepal.

Nevertheless, you must hire an experienced guide for Langtang valley trek as government does not permit solo or group expedition without a guide. On the bright side, hiring a guide will also give to chance to get familiar with the culture of locals.

This exceptional trek can be completed within the spans of 5-10 days. As a result, you can customize yours itinerary depending up on your preference. Nonetheless, the Langtang valley Trek will reward you with spectacular memories and experiences throughout the trip.

Mardi Himal trek

Mardi Himal Trek is the short trek in the majestic Annapurna region .The Mardi trek is just perfect for those who fancy an off beaten trekking experience in the peaceful parts of Annapurna region. As being least popular, Mardi Himal trek offer you with quiet and crowd –free route.

The magnificent trail takes you to high camp (3580m) and eventually the Base Camp 4,500m.Must of the trekking route pass alongside the verdant forest and beautiful village settlements. During your Mardi Himal Trek, you will be walking 5-7 hours each day on solitary and moderate trails. However note the fact the trails might be tricky in the winter season due to heavy snowfall.

Thus, commencing the Mardi Himal Trek in autum or spring season is the ideal option. As the weather conditions are crystal clear during the month of spring and autumn, you can enjoy the dazzling river and extraordinary vistas of Annapurna (8,091m) Machhapuchhre (6,993m) and Himchuli mountains (6,441m)

The Tamang Heritage Trail

The 3rd trek on our list, Tamang Heritage Trail, is named after the ethnic group (Tamang) residing in the respective areas. As a result of which you will have the opportunity to witness and explore the Tamang culture throughout the trail. The local Tamang inhabitants are believed that these people come from Tibet bringing their language, religion and dress with them.

This Tamang Heritage Trek lasts for 6 days and starts from the point called Syabrubesi (2,380m) Further during the trek, you will pass through many terraced farms and river valleys.Besides, you will overlook the magnificent views of Ganesh Himal (7,422m), Langtang Ri (7,205m) and the Gosaikunda range (4380m) throughout the trek.

Likewise, you can also enjoy the natural hot spring, Tatopani. Furthermore, you will reach a high elevation of mere 2,400m. Thus; the Tamang Heritage Trek is comfortable trek on the heart of high Himalayas.

Poon Hill trek

The astonishing ghoprepani poon hill trek also lies in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek features the easiest trek routes in Nepal. Thus, it is considered as one of the most popular and prominent treks in western region of Nepal.

The mesmerizing Poon Hill trek offers you with spectacular vistas of mountain and landscapes, as well as glimpse of wildlife along the trails of the Poon Hill trek.
The trek lasts for merely 5 days, thus it is perfect for trekkers of all shapes, size and age. Along the trek you will spend the night at tea house in the delightful Gurung and Magar village.

Moreover this trek leads to the ultimate destination a Poon Hill, the astonishing viewpoint to overlook the views of mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. Poon hill (3210m) is the highest point of the entire trek and offers you spectacular views of sunrise and sunset at the top of mighty Himalayas.

Helambu Village Trek

Fifth on our list is Helambu Village Trek, a marvellous hike along the countryside on the high ridges and spectacular hills. Helambu village lies in northern side of Kathmandu valley, and is a pristine location that offers you the mesmerizing vistas of Langtang Lirung (7,245m) and Jugal Himalrange (3,800m)

This trek is an exciting six days expedition, on which the highest elevation is at 3,600m.Thus, it is just perfedt for beginner trekkers.
Helambu Village trek embarks with a short scenic drive from Kathmandu (1,350m) to Sundarijal (1,380m) eventually, you will trek along the enchanting forest blooming with rhododendron and magnolia to reach Shivapuri ridge.

Right after your exploration around the Helambu village, you will head towards Thare Pati and finally to Melemchi Gaon. From here, you will explore the well-known Shermathang and then descend down to the Melemchi River. The trek comes to an end after a drive back to the valley of Kathmandu from Melamchi market.

Lower Mustang trek

The lower Mustang trek is all about hike through the desert like terrains .This wonderful trek leads to a deep valley surrounded be the steep landscapes and the soaring Annapurna range.

It is the ideal choice to experience the beauty of mustang Valley. This is an easy trek between Annapurna region and Mustang, so you will have a memorable view of the almighty Annapurna (8,091m) and Dhaulagiri Mountain (8,167m)

During lower Mustang trek, you will hike around the ancient trade route that leads to Tibet alongside the great Kali Gandaki river. As a result of which most of the trails are off beaten with comfortable tea house established by Gurung and Thakali families.

Furthermore, you will have a chance to witness famous pilgrimage sites on the routes, especially belonging to Hindus and Buddhists. Muktinath (3,817m) is the major attraction of this exceptional  trek . Also, you will enjoy the beautiful valley of Jomsom during the Lower Mustang Trek.

Conclusion

Nepal comprises several trekking options from the best and most popular trekking routes to moderate and easy trails for amateur trekkers. Each of these treks has its own exceptional features.

However, you can experience a splendid trek in the almighty mountains regardless the trek you choose was this article helpful? Contact us, if you have any questions relating to this article or any other trekking in Nepal.

Suman Aryal

Suman Aryal

Suman Aryal is Travel and Tour operator in the Himalaya since long. He organizes tours, trekking, hiking and climbing in Nepal. He loves writing related to travel and trekking in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.