25 Best Trekking Routes in Nepal

  • Kishwor Adhikari
  • Last Updated on Nov 2, 2023

Best Trekking Places in Nepal

Do you recommend trekking in Nepal? Well, the answer is "you definitely should".

Nepal is famous as a “trekker’s home” among all the enthusiastic travelers all around the world.  The country welcomes thousands of trekkers and adventurers lovers every year. Adventure freaks lose themselves to nature’s enchantments and enjoy the beauty of this Himalayan nation. The scantly rural settlements which seem like a piece of an untouched fragment from earlier generations are distributed along the trail. Everything in the region is absolutely natural and well-preserved.

Nepal's topography varies from the snowy Himalayas along the entire region to grassy plain lands covering the entire south. This diverse and unique topographical structure serves the interests of different peoples. Disregard the level of difficulty you choose, the experience and memories will be as thrilling as they can get.

Certainly, it is merely impossible to sum up the profound beauty of Nepal in a few statements. However, here are a few among several places you can trek within Nepal for the best Himalayan experience.

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25 Best Trekking places in Nepal for all Adventure lovers!

Everest Base Camp Trek

Every adventurous mind in this world dreams of climbing up to Everest with the flag of their nation. But then, it’s not as facile as it sounds and involves a great risk. The nearest discretion is a trek to Base Camp of Everest which is equally fascinating as the earlier one. You can literally stand in front of the greatest mountain in the world and wave a “hello”.

12 to 14 days of strenuous walking ups and downs to Everest is not as hard as it sounds and is categorized as “Medium” in difficulty. The maximum elevation is 5,600 m at Kala Patthar. The best season for the trek is March to May and October to November. This is definitely the best trek in Nepal.

Trekking Starting Point:Kathmandu

Trekking Ending Point:Lukla

Trekking Difficulty Level: Moderate

Highest Elevation:Kalapatthar (5644m/18519ft)

Trekking Highlights:

  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla
  • Sherpa Culture and lifestyle
  • Namche Bazaar
  • Tengboche Monastery
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Early Morning Hiking to Kalapatthar
  • Mount Everest
  • Breathe Taking Mountain Views
  • Sagarmatha National Park (A UNESCO world Heritage Site).

Outline Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

Altitude: 1400m/4600ft

Drive: 30-40 minutes to the hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla.

Altitude: 2800m/9184ft and 2652m/8698ft (Phakding)

Walking Distance: 8km (3-4 hours)

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft
Walking Distance: 10-12km (5-6 hours)

Day 04: Acclimatization and exploration day in Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Village.

Altitude: 3,700m/12,139ft

Walking Distance: 10km (6 hours)

Day 06: Phortse to Dingboche Village.

Altitude: 4,400m/14,435ft
Walking Distance: 11km (6 hours)

Day 07: Acclimatization day in Dingboche, hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5120m) or Chhukung Village (4730m)

Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche.

Altitude: 4,900m/16,076ft
Walking Distance: 11-12 km (6-7 hours)

Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep.

Altitude: 5180m/16,994ft (Gorakshep) & 5364m/17598 (EBC)
Walking Distance: 15km (6-8 hours)

Day 10: Gorakshep to KalaPatthar.

Altitude: 5,545m/18,192ft (Kalapathar) & 4,320m/14,173ft (Pheriche)
Walking Distance: 12-13km (5-6 hours)

Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar.

Altitude: 3,440m/11,284ft
Walking Distance: 13-15km (7-8 hours)

Day 12: Namche to Lukla.

Altitude: 2,800m/9,184ft
Walking Distance: 16km (6-7 hours)

Day 13: Fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Altitude: 1350m/4428ft
Flight time: 35 min

Day 14: Back to home. Click here for more details!

Gokyo Lakes Trek

Among the different classic Everest region treks, the Gokyo Valley Trek is an ideal choice. For the people who wish to wander in the natural beauties, this is the ideal destination. It is among Nepal’s best trekking destinations- has hypnotizing natural beauties along with a stunning view of Ngozumpa Glacier. This is the largest Himalayan glacier in Nepal. And obviously, one will get to explore the massif Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain from its base camp. 

From Gokyo Ri, a viewpoint in Gokyo Valley, you can witness stunning views of peaks such as Mt. Lhotse (8501m), Makalu (8463m), Mt. Cho-Oye (8153m), and other peaks. Here, you will get the opportunity to get close to the Tibetan and Nepalese cultures.

Trekking Starting Point:Kathmandu

Trekking Ending Point:Lukla

Trekking Difficulty Level: Moderate

Highest Elevation: Gokyo Ri (5357m/17575ft)

Trekking Highlights:

  • Senic flight to Lukla
  • Beautiful Namche Bazaar
  • Gokyo Lakes
  • Gokyo Ri
  • Mount Everest
  • Awesome view of the Himalayas
  • Sherpa people and their culture
  • Khumjung Village

Outline Itinerary of Gokyo Lakes Trek:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla.

Altitude: 2,800m/9184ft (Lukla) & 2,652m/8,698ft (Phakding)
Walking Distance: 8km/ 3-4 hours

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft
Walking Distance: 13km/ 6-7 hours

Day 04: Acclimatization and exploration day in Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Trek from Namche to Dole.

Altitude: 4040m, 13255ft

Walking Distance: 13 km /7-8 hours

Day 06: Trek from Dole to Machhermo.

Altitude: 4470m/ 14665.35ft

Walking Distance: 7km /4 hours

Day 07: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo Village.

Altitude: 4750m/ 15583.99ft

Walking Distance: 7km/ 4 hours

Day 08: Trek from Gokyo village to Gokyo Ri (5357m), then back down to Machhermo.

Altitude: Gokyo Ri,5357m/ 17575.46ft / Machhermo,4470m/ 14665.35ft

Walking Distance: 9-10 km /6-7 hours

Day 09: Trek from Machhermo to Namche Bazaar.

Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft
Walking Distance: 20km /7-8 hours

Day 10: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla.

Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft
Walking Distance: 13km /6-7 hours

Day 11: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning.

Altitude: 1400m/ 4593.176ft

Flight Duration: 30 minute

Day 12: Transport from the hotel to Tribhuvan Airport for departure from NepalClick here for more details.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Sanctuary or just the Annapurna base camp trek explores rich cultural and natural beauty so is among the best trek in Nepal. The trail traverses a variety of terrain in the Annapurna region including an amazing view of Annapurna, Macchupucchre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Langtang Himal.

The classic teahouse trekking route is of Medium difficulty with the highest elevation of 5,416 m in Thorong La Pass. This 14-day trek would not ripe up your pocket. Click here for more details.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna circuit trek has been in highlight since late 1970, and now it’s the most visited trekking loop. Around a decade back, it was a 22-day trek which is now about 10 to 13 days trek.

The classic Annapurna Circuit trek proceeds in an anticlockwise direction from Beshishar. The trekking time and distance depend on the route choice of the trekkers. The throng-la which is 5416 meters is the most popular high pass along the route. The main villages during the treks are Beshisihar,  Chame, Manag, Pisang, Muktinath, Tato Pani, and Ghorepani. Click here for more details

Nar Phu Valley Trek

This is a very famous winter trekking destination. The regions in the northeast of the Annapurna region can be accessed by branching off from the Annapurna Circuit. You can drive north up to Koto Upper and then start trekking. You can trek back to the Annapurna Circuit from Thorung La to Jomsom, and finally fly back to Pokhara from there.

Nar and Phu Valleys trek requires 9 to 12 days. This trek is definitely going to be blissful.Click here for for information.

Langtang Valley Trek

This trek is known for its cultural richness and diverse vegetation. Its proximity to Kathmandu, stunning panoramic view, and beautiful glaciers along the way make it an ideal tourist destination. An average 10-day trek to Langtang is considered moderately difficult and cheap. The best season is said to be March to May and October to November is considered ideal for the trek. Click here for more information

Rolwaling Valley Trek

Rolwaling trekking is the least visited trekking trail that offers an exceptional view of the prodigious Himalayas and gorgeous valley. It is capped by Gaurishankar (23,475ft) on the border along with Melungtse one, 7181m and Two, 7023m on the Tibetan side.

Between comprehensive edges and river, there are typical Nepali villages of Chhetri, Sherpa, and Tamang villages. You will cross the suspension bridges and colorful Rhododendron forests while you get to witness the majestic Himalayas on the way. Click here for more information

Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek

Everyone knows about Mt. Everest being the tallest peak, and Mt. K2 is the second one but do you know who is third on the list? Yes, it’s Mt. Kanchunjaunga where you explore the culture and natural beauty of eastern Nepal. The journey shall be difficult when you have to step up to wild high-mountain terrain for more than 2 weeks, but that’s what an adventurous mind looks for.

Kanchenjunga South Base Camp at 4610 meters offers stunning views of Kanchenjunga South and Yalung Glacier. For the south base camp trek, we move to Lali-Karkha from Taplejung and trek for a week before we land on the south camp. Click here for more information

Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trek

The trek to the world’s 3rd peak in the world, Mount Kanchenjunga, is a blessing in itself. It is situated in the northeastern part of Nepal. The trek is obviously a strenuous one and demands weeks of hard walking. Most of the trail passes through the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. The region has the Himalayan culture has so much left to be discovered.

For the south base camp trek, we move to Chirwafrom Taplejung and trek for a week before we land at the North camp. The trip to the North of the base camp is going to take slightly longer than that to the south. Click here for more information

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Kanchenjunga Circuit trek is another prodigious trek in the far eastern side of Nepal. As it is also a restricted region, solo hiking is not allowed - a local guide must be hired to find permits.

Kanchenjunga Circuit trek is a wild adventure into the heart of the Himalayas where the scale of mountain and valley is hard to comprehend. The huge north wall of Mt. Kanchenjunga gives an amazing view with a shelf of grass showing down the grade towards its base. This is Pangpema, one of Nepal’s most treasured sites. The trails of the Circuit trek go deep into Nepal’s border with Tibet (China ) and Sikkim (India). Click here for more information.

 Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal trek is the latest trend for the best trek in Nepal. It's short but equally prodigious as the Annapurna circuit trek. The trail passes along the subtropical rhododendron and oak forests. You will pass via a rocky slope and grazing meadows which are slightly slippery to add some tough fun to your trek.

The highest point- Mardi Himal Base Camp is 4,500 m from Sea Level. You can enjoy the equally staggering view of Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Annapurna, Mardi Himal, and some other surrounding peaks. The newly opened teahouses and homestay will make the journey comfortable and luxurious. Mardi Himal Trek takes only 6 days. Click here for more information

Everest Three Passes Trek

Everest High Passes Trek consists of three major the passes of Everest region that includes Kongma La (5,535m), Cho La (5420m), and Renjo La (5,340m). Also known as the ‘Everest Circuit Trek’, this is an ideal trail to savor the taste of nature and unique Himalayan culture.

Everest Base Camp at 5,380 m is the major highlight of the trek. You will also visit Kala Pattharaat 5,545m which is the best place to witness the majestic Everest. Other places in Everest's three passes include Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri. The seventeen-day trek commences with an adventurous flight to Lukla. Click here for more information.

Gokyo Renjola Pass Trek

Gokyo trek is a famous trek to the Everest region that features the unbelievably stunning scenery of Gokyo Valley. Gokyo is the valley of turquoise glacial lakes that offers mesmerizing views of mountain vistas that include Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Mount Makalu, etc.

After a wonderful stay in the Gorkyo valley, we head towards Maruleng via Ranjo La Pass. This is among the most interesting and adventurous treks in the Everest region.  The entire trek is about 14 days of walk. Click here for more information

Khopra Danda Trek

It is also among the newly open trekking routes in the Annapurna region. We can witness the stunning Himalayan panorama view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna ranges (I, II, III, and south), Hiunchuli, Machhauchhare, Lamjung Himal, and also Nilgiri. The viewpoint is at an elevation is 3460m and the day hike to Khyaer Lake takes you to 4660m.

Starting Point for Khopra Danda Trek is Pokhara Kade or Phedi and it demands 6-7 days. The Maximum Elevation of the KhopraDanda Trek is 3,640 M. The trek can be considered Moderately difficult and easily achievable. Click here for more details.

Upper Dolpo Trek

Dolpo trekking is a remote, less crowded, and adventurous trek of Nepal. The trekking route covers more distance than other routes and most of the trek is in camping style. Thus it also gets expensive.

The trek begins after a 45-minute flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and the next morning flight to Jhupal.

The Oscar-nominated Caravan ( Himalaya) movie was also shot in this prodigious land of Dolpo. Kanjirowa Himal view, adventurous camping trek, visiting ancient monasteries of Dolpo, observing unique Tibetan Buddhist culture, etc are the major highlights of the Upper Dolpa trekking which is also known as Dolpo Trek. 

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is a remote loop trekking route to explore wild, off-beaten track areas of Nepal Himalaya. The trail begins from Beni and follows the MyagdiKhola River while passing through Gurung villages and terraced fields.

Walking up the Chonbarden valley towards the Dhaulagiri Base Camp and then crossing French Pass into Hidden Valley is a lifetime memory. The seventh highest peak in the world Mt Dhaulagiri lies west of Pokhara ending at the eastern end. Click here for more information.

Lower Dolpo Circuit Trek

Lower Dolpo is quite an underrated trekking circuit in Nepal- it deserves better treatment. The area was allowed to foreigners in 1989 and still remains a mystery to the rest of the world.  The trail of the Dolpo trek is centered on the Phoksundo Lake- Nepal’s deepest lake. This magical crystal blue lake is located between the mountains. The area has a lot of cultural offerings along with Tshowa Monastery to learn about the Buddhist culture. This is among the best Nepal Monsoon Season.

Lower Dolpo trek starts from Juphal, Nepalgunj where you can drive or fly and it takes 12- 14 Days.

Makalu Base Camp Trek

The remarkable trek flaunting amazing panoramas of the Manaslu takes you to the Nepal-Tibet border. The trek leads you to the base of the 8th-highest mountain in the world. Stunning Mount Manaslu will be waving you with a bright smile once you cross Larkya Pass and move ahead. Besides the amazing mountain scenario, you also encounter diverse cultures of ancient Buddhist monasteries on the way.

The enriched topography of Manaslu can be explored in 15 15-day trek where each day offers a fabulous experience of an adventurous journey. It is highly difficult to trek through remote land and can be hard for your pocket as well, but in the end, the experience shall be miraculous. Click here for more information.

Pikey Peak Trek

Everyone dreams of witnessing the world's tallest mountain close enough. But you won't always have so much time and cash. If so, Pikey Peak Trek is only for you. It is reported that famed mountaineer Edmund Hillary said that the Everest view from Pikey Peak was his all-time favorite.

The trek takes around 7 days with moderate walking. Besides, Everest, you can also witness the impressive view of many Himalayan ranges. You will also encounter important Buddhist monasteries and stupas along the way. The view of sunrise from the peak is just stunning. From the summit, you can observe 360-degree views from the mount Annapurna to Kanchenjunga. You will also get to visit Ringmo- a place known for apple orchards and apple pie. Click here for more details.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

The circuit trek to Manaslu begins from Aarughat while entering the Manaslu conservation area. And during the end of the trek, you be in Dharapani, Annapurna conservation area. This is the most prodigious loop trek route to the Himalayas of Nepal that offers the best view ranges in both the Manaslu and Annapurna range.

We need a special permit for trekking in Manaslu which is a restricted zone. Also, you need at least two trekkers to issue the permit and need to hire a guide or a porter to head for this loop trek.

This is a 12 to 15-day trek that takes you to Larkya-la high pass, 5213 Meters. The total circuit is about a 200km loop. Click here for more information.

Upper Mustang Trek

It is a culturally and geopolitical sensitive area that has maintained its centuries-old culture and landscape. The 16th-century Buddhist monasteries and caves carved into sheer cliff walls draw a liberal number of trekkers to the region each year. Mustang is a semi-arid desert with deep ravines and rock shelves but is fringed with snowy peaks.

14 days-long Upper Mustang trek would be deadly arduous but worth it. And, remember the trek can ripe up your pocket as well. The best season is from March to May and October to November.

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek

This is the most fascinating and easy trek route to savor the beauty of Nepal at its best. Rather in the high steep rocky Himalayas, the trek takes you to hospitable Gurung Villages. Besides the Gurung village. The trek permits a panorama of the high mountains on the vista which is no less alluring.

The trek is more than amazing when you travel in spring when all the way to the top is covered with beautiful rhododendron forest. The trek can be completed in just 5 days, with a maximum elevation of 3,210 m in Poonhill. The Ghorepani trek is not so difficult unless you rush for a longer distance each day.

Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Once in Nepal, trekkers cannot afford to return back with a close-up view of Everest. While the standard base camp trek to Everest takes about 2 weeks, you can shorten the trip to 8 or 9 days. The trail is similar to that of the base camp trek but you will be covering a greater distance per day and having fewer acclimatization days.

Everest Trek starts with a scenic flight to Lukla and moves north to Namche Bazaar and Everest. You must have some good high-altitude trek experience for a short Everest base camp trek.

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

ABC is the legendary classical trek of Nepal. The trek offers a significant Himalayas view including the striking Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchare ranges. And it’s not just about the view. Initially, you will be exploring beautiful cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. Thereafter, you trek along the forest of Pine, Oak, and Rhododendron for days.

The short Annapurna Base camp trek begins from Pokhara and is completed in less than a week. The previous high-altitude trekking experience is important for the Annapurna base camp trek.

 Short Langtang Valley Trek

One highly sacred and sought-after destination is the picturesque Langtang Valley. Truth be told, you don't have to travel far to see Nepal's hidden gems. This stunning national park is situated 61.8km North of Kathmandu and is accessible via car, bus, or helicopter. However, there are more reasons than its close proximity to why you must trek this destination.

The short Langtang trek can be completed in less than a week with a little walk and a lot to explore. The journey will be comparatively easier than the previously listed short trek and yet offers the best of Nepal.


So, those were the best trek in Nepal that changes your life. Sounds interesting? Nepal has many other amazing trekking destinations with unique features and highlights.

You can book your trek to any part of Nepal with us to enjoy a well-arranged trek in any part of Nepal.

Enjoy your stay to the fullest.

Happy trekking!!!!

Kishwor Adhikari

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