Trekking in Nepal – 5 Awesome Trails For You To Try Out!

With some of the highest summits in the world backed by some of the most beautiful landscapes, it’s not too hard to imagine why Nepal attracts over 2 lakh trekkers every year.

 

Trekking in Nepal is a unique experience as well as one of the most popular tourist activities back there. While there are plenty of trekking points to chose from, we’ve listed 5 of the best treks for you to try out –

 

Everest Base Camp - Over 30,000 trekkers each year stand face to face with the world’s highest mountain – Mt. Everest. Unrestricted access, accomodation/resting options during your trek makes it one of Nepal’s most trekked mountains.

 

Image – “South Everest Base Camp sleeping platform” by Alpalfour – Own work.

 

In addition to breath taking views of the surroundings, trekkers also presented with the opportunity of experiencing the unique Sherpa culture by paying a visit to the monasteries and museums along the way!

 

The best time for a trek here is from March to May and October to November. Additionally, treks are also possible during the winter months of December & January.

 

Poonhill Trek - Part of the Annapurna Region, Poonhill offers great views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain Ranges attracting over a lakh trekkers each here. Top up your trekking experience by catching a glimpse of the mesmerizing sunrise atop Poonhill with the Himalayas looking upon you fromĀ  distance.

Image – Matt Zimmerman, Flickr

 

March to May & October to November makes ideal for a trek!

 

Manaslu Trek - Full of challenges and highly adventurous, Manaslu has diverse trails and is mostly secluded attracting not more than 7000 trekkers a year. As trekking here is difficult, there are certain restrictions such as a minimum of 2 trekkers accompanied by either a Nepali Guide or a Porter.

Image – Manaslu Circuit

 

The best season for a trek is March to May and October to November. It’s best to avoid this place for a trek during the winter months of December and Jan.

 

Makalu Base Camp - The 5th highest mountain in the world, Makalu is an ideal mix of unspoiled nature, stunning mountain scenery and challenging trails.

Image – Steve Hicks

 

Trekking here is no easy task and it takes an experienced trekker in order to make the trek successful. Again, entry here is a restricted one similar to what it is at Manaslu –Ā  a minimum of 2 trekkers accompanied by either a Nepali Guide or a Porter.

 

The best months to trek here are between March to May and October to November.

 

The Annapurna Circuit - Reaching a height of 5,300 meters, the Annapurna circuit traverses the incredible mountains and glaciers of the Annapurna Conservation Area.

Image – anita kluska

 

There’s no restricted access here and average trekkers should make the journey successfully.

 

Ideal time for a trek is between March to May & October to November