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