Top 5 trekking routes in Nepal

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They say, “What’s obvious is not supposed to be uttered!”. So, let me not bore you with all the jibber jabbers about how beautiful of a country Nepal is! For any true mountain lover, Nepal is nothing less than the rightful phrase; The Ultimate trekking destination.

Well, considering the fact that the country is blessed with the elegance of rich demanding landscape, lush green forests, dazzling mountain ranges, hilly foot trails and plenty of lakes and springs, I sure can understand your dilemma on choosing the best trekking route.

So to help you out, here are the top 5 trekking destinations (in no particular order) you wouldn’t want to miss while trekking in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Trekking (max altitude 5545m,around 18 days)

everestbasecamptrekkingYou are standing face to face with the Everest, how cool is that?It’s not just about trekking when it comes to Everest! If you ask me, it’s about being a part of the legacy set by all the mountaineering legends that have conquered the mighty beast or have died trying. Being a part of those elite groups of people is by no means, a Joke!

Passing through the heart of Sherpa country, from Lukla airport, your 18 day journey takes you from rugged roads, high passes and Sherpa culture to a dizzying height of 5545m, The Everest base Camp.

The Dolpa Circuit (max altitude 5318, around 14 days)

dolpatrekkingLooking for a challenge, are you? The Dolpa circuit trekking might end your search!
With its remote location and absence of hotels and lodges, camping in the wilderness is so much fun! Categorized into strenuous treks as you have to climb steep hills, cross two of the country’s high passes, Numa La (5318m) and Baga La (5190m), it’s a real treat for adventure junkies!

In the end, your efforts, certainly, don’t go in vain as you are rewarded with a stunning view of the world’s highest mountain and also Nepal’s highest waterfall- The 167m tall, Phoksundo Waterfall.

The Annapurna Circuit (5416m, around 14 days)

annapurnacircuittrekLife long memory assured! As I personally haven’t been able to forget this paradise land, having travelled here like 3 years ago. Reaching a height of 5416 meters, the circuit traverses the incredible mountains and glaciers of the Annapurna region.

This circuit offers trekkers to pass through diverse rugged terrains, from jungle to high alpine, crossing the impressive Thorong La Pass where you will reach the final height of the trek.

Offering regions dominated by Tibetan Buddhists as you walk along, this incredible trek also bestows you to have a closer look at the heavily restricted Mustang Region, all the way to Tibet Itself!

Upper Mustang (Lo Manthang) (4230 m, around 12 days)

Lo Manthang, a walled city, is in Mustang District of northern Nepal. With its tall white walls built in the 15th century, this sacred land is characterized as ‘desert in the mountains’ or ‘the last Forbidden kingdom of Nepal’.
The trek to this place may cost around US $50 per day. On top of that, a special permit from Department of Immigration is required if you are to trek in this amazingly beautiful country. This semi autonomous and heavily Tibetan influenced region was described by Tilman as “fascinatingly ugly country, more fascinating for being so little known”.
Indeed, the trek to Lo Manthang is through an almost treeless barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down hill. Panoramic view of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks make your trek memorable. You can begin your trek either from Jomsom, Pokhara or Besisahar. The best seasons to trek in this area is September to December and March to May.

Langtang (5333m, around 13 days)  

In the middle of the great Himalayan range and north of Kathmandu, lies the Langtang region. The whole area falling under Langtang National Park, you are in for a treat of the wildlife and vegetation.
From red pandas, black bear and snow leopards to magnificent rhododendron forests, wild rivers, yak pastures and alpine meadows, Langtang is certainly a very distinct needle in the haystack.
The area is dominated by the awesome Lantang Lirung (7,246m), the highest peak in the area. It is home to unique cultures and traditions. Gosainkunda lake, which is the sacred pilgrimage sites of Hindus, Buddhists and Shamans also happens to fall in this region. So, it’s definitely a to-do activity in any travelers’ book!
The best seasons to trek in this area is September to December and March to May.

So, this Spring and Autumn, make your way to The Ultimate Trekking Destination and treat yourself with some lifetime memories! Make sure that you try these routes or, you may also choose others if you please!


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