The trekking offer in Nepal is vast. Among them, you will find very diverse routes in terms of difficulty, height, and duration.
Nepal is a paradise for those who want to go trekking and climbing, and also for those who want to know Nepal, its culture, get to know the exotic, relax, or meditate.
Choosing the 5 best trekking in Nepal is definitely a challenge because everyone can discuss it. Based on our own experience, we offer our "five best trekking in Nepal." Our proposal for the five best trekking in Nepal will help you choose or induce your thoughts. Therefore, we invite you to read and discuss.
Which treks in Nepal are worth attention?
Nepal has many great trekking routes in the Himalayas to offer. If you are going to the Himalayas for the first time and you have to decide which trekking is the best, it will be a really difficult decision. Each trekking has its own charm, no matter which one you choose. You may find that you already have your plan for trekking in Nepal. Then it is much easier to decide whether it is better to go to the base of Everest or rather go around Annapurna. One thing is for sure! I know what I'm saying. You will enjoy your choice, no matter what you choose!
We will try to propose our classification of the 5 best trekking, especially to help you decide which trek to go the first time in Nepal.
Everest Base Camp Trek
This trek will lead you to Gorak Shep (5160m) and Kala Patthar (5550m) - to a place where you can see the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest. On this trek, you will reach Everest Base Camp (5360m), from where all climbing teams begin to conquer Chomolungma (the Tibetan name of Mount Everest).
Everest Base Camp Trek is filled with what every trekker is looking for in his mountain trek - views of high mountains. Based on my own experience, I can say that I could go back there every season, and always my eyes and heart cannot "eat" these majestic views.
Although I've trekked to Everest Base Camp many times, I'm already planning my next trip. However, you also need to know some essential things. Altitude sickness is a threat that can stand in the way of fulfilling your dreams of the Himalayas. Although every trekker dreams of being on EBC and admiring the highest mountain in the world, it is not obvious that everyone will succeed in fulfilling this dream. And everyone must accept it.
Everest Base Camp Trek and Gokyo Valley via Chola Pass
Being on many trekking in Nepal, Gokyo, in conjunction with the Everest base camp, is my second best trekking, which gives you the chance to see the magnificent views of the two valleys: Khumbu Valley and Gokyo Valley.
Of course, you will see Everest Base Camp on this trekking, hike to Kala Patthar (5550 m) - a very popular viewpoint, then reach the demanding Chola Pass (5368 m) to move to the longest Himalayan glacier Ngozumpa (~ 36 km) long). The ascent to Gokyo Ri (5360 m), rewards a beautiful view of the Himalayan eight-thousanders: Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu. The possibility of altitude sickness is the same as on the EBC. You can also choose only Gokyo Valley Trek, and thus opt-out of the Chola Pass, which in our opinion, requires better physical condition.
Annapurna base camp trek
Probably, suppose you would like to be as close as possible to the Annapurna Himalayas, without the risk of high altitude. In that case, Annapurna Base Camp is indeed trekking that can meet your expectations. This trekking will allow you to explore both the lower and higher parts of the Himalayas. On Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you can see Nepal's holy mountain - Machhapuchare (6993 m), which is still not allowed to climb. The sunset over Machhapuchare is one of the most beautiful views in the Himalayas. Although we have been there many times - we are still coming back to Annapurna Base Camp. If you are not sure how your body will react to altitude, we really recommend this trekking. It is safer because there is less risk of altitude sickness. You will not regret it if you go trekking to the base camp of Annapurna. We are sure of it!
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit trek is an iconic trekking in Nepal. The name itself says that this trekking will take you on a trek around Annapurna. Annapurna Circuit Trek will allow you to see Buddhist climates up close and give you the chance to hike from green rice fields to rocky and harsh landscapes around High Camp and Thorong La (5416m). The High Camp view just before entering the Thorong La pass will really take you to a mountain paradise. The Thorong La Pass will give you the chance to check your body at 5416 m above sea level. And just after the pass, you will move to another version of the Himalayas in the Mustang district - to the Lower Mustang.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most beautiful treks in the Himalayas of Nepal. Although its route is probably the fastest commercialization, it is still full of enchanting places.
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek - completely different trekking than other trekking in Nepal- is full of Buddhist places of worship, similar to the Grand Canyon in the USA.
It lies on the borders of the Tibetan Highland. Upper Mustang Trek lets you find true Tibetan culture. You will visit many centuries-old monasteries, Chorten and Buddhist monuments - straight from the Tibetan Highlands. You will see medieval wall Tibetan paintings and try Tibetan tea with salt and rancid yak butter.
There is no risk of altitude sickness on this trekking. The best time for trekking in these areas is the summer months (June - August). In the lower parts of the route, you need to watch out for monsoon landslides, and transport problems may occur, but the Himalayan chain separating the Upper Mustang effectively stops the clouds. During this time, you can enjoy the desert landscape in full sun and the snowy peaks of the Himalayas in the background.