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5 Golden Treks of Nepal

Sandwiched between China and India, Nepal lies in the Great Himalayan Range of Asia. Although a relatively small country, Nepal is home to diverse cultures, vegetation, and some of the highest mountains in the world. Mount Everest stands at soaring heights of 8,848m above sea level. Here, we have described the 5 all-time golden treks of Nepal.

Eight of the highest peaks on the Earth rest here. Geographically, the country is divided into three regions: The Himalayas, Hills, and the Terai plain. This diverse Topography of Nepal makes it an ultimate destination for trekkers. Trekking in Nepal outstanding activity for every hiker. Every year, thousands of trekkers travel to Nepal to have a first-hand experience of the Great Himalayas. And revel in its diverse and unique culture, ancient heritage, welcoming people, and warm hospitality.

  1. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

It is also known as ABC Trek or Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Annapurna Base Camp trek is a prominent trek in Nepal. It offers a lifetime experience to explore the local village, typical Nepali culture, Local people, and their traditional Himalayan lifestyle. You can also get the opportunity to see the panoramic view of mountains during the trek. The trek passes through remarkable landscapes, charming villages and lush green forests. The final destination of this trip is at an altitude of 4130m (13546 feet).

Outline Itinerary
Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (5-6 hrs) or ½ hr Flight to Pokhara
Day 2: Drive to Nayapul and hike to Ghandruk
Day 3: Ghandruk to Sinuwa (2170m)
Day 4: Sinuwa to Deurali or Himalaya  (3230m)
Day 5: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp(ABC) (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machapuchare Base Camp (MBC) (3700m/12135ft)
Day 6: Explore the Hidden Valley
Day 7: Trek to Jhinu Dada (1760m/5770 ft)
Day 8: Jhinu Dada to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
Day 09: Return to Kathmandu

2. Everest Base Camp Trek

Climbing Mt. Everest might not be possible for everyone. However, trekking to its base camp is still an epic adventure that is achievable for anyone with normal health and physique. The Everest Base Camp Trek is a challenging trek that provides some EPIC views of the highest peaks in the world. During this trek, you can see the views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu and many more surrounding peaks.

Moreover, you get to experience the unique traditions, cultures, lifestyles, and rituals of the Sherpa people firsthand while following the popular mountaineering routes. A world-class trekking route offers adequate accommodation facilities with unique Sherpa hospitality.

Although a challenging trek, the EBC trek gives you a satisfying and emotional experience upon reaching the end goal of EBC. Journey to Everest Base Camp is more than just a trek that makes you want to come back again and again.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla flight, Trek to Monjo.
Day 2: Monjo to Namche Bazaar
Day 3: Acclimatization day, Explore Khumjung Village.
Day 4: Namche Bazaar to  Tengboche.
Day 5: Tengboche to Dingboche.
Day 6: Dingboche to Lobuche
Day 7: Acclimatization day at Lobuche
Day 8: Lobuche to Gorakshep
Day 9: Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp
Day 10: Gorakshep to  Kalapthar and trek down to Pheriche
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu (Flight)

3. Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek is among the most popular Himalayan routes in Nepal for trekkers. It takes you to the base of the 8th highest mountain in the world, Mt. Manaslu (8,163m). A journey to Mt. Manaslu brings you to discover epic backdrops of nature and culture.

Staying at the locally operated teahouse and homestays, one can eyewitness the delight of authenticity here. Following the Budhi Gandaki River, crossing green and lush valleys, passing through forest routes, and crossing high passes are just a few things to experience in Manaslu Circuit Trek. The Chortens, Monuments, and monasteries of the MCA (Manaslu Conservation Area) make MCT (Manaslu Circuit Trek) an ideal destination to explore the mountain cultures. Indeed! The Manaslu Circuit Trekking is a journey filled with high altitudes,  nature, culture, and unforgettable memories!

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola (710 meters ) 8 – 9 hrs
Day 2: Trek from Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (900 meters): 5 – 7 hrs
Day 3: Maccha Khola to Jagat (1410 meters): 6 – 7 hrs
Day 4: Jagat to Deng (1,804 meters): 6 – 7 hrs
Day 5: Deng to Namrung (2630 meters): 6 – 7 hrs
Day 6: Namrung to Samagaon (3530 meters): 6-7 hrs
Day 7: Samagaon to Pungyen Gompa and Back to Samagaon: 6 – 7 hrs exploration
Day 8: Samagaon to Samdo (3860 meters): 4 – 5 hrs
Day 9: Samdo to Dharamsala (4460 meters): 4 – 5 hrs
Day 10: Dharamsala via Larkya La (5160 meters) to Bhimthang (3720 meters): 8 – 9 hrs
Day 11: Bimthang to Dharapani (3560 meters): 5 – 6 hrs
Day 12: Drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu (1320m)

4. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon-Hill Trek is amongst the most popular short treks in the Himalayas of Nepal. It is an ideal trek for all trekkers. As this is a short trek, the trek is the best option for the trekkers who have a limited holiday timeframe but want to explore the Himalayas along with the wildlife, nature, local people, and culture of Nepal. The Viewpoint of Poonhill is the ultimate highlight of this trek from where you get to witness the remarkable sunrise followed by the magnificent view of the full Annapurna range and Mt. Dhaulagiri. Considered as a moderate trek, this trek can be done by people from all walks of life regardless of their shapes or sizes, age, or gender.

You don’t require an athletic physique or be an experienced trekker to do this trek. Visit the famous Fewa Lake in Pokhara city, while witnessing the mirroring reflection of Mt. Machapuchre. The trek welcomes you with the quivering Rhododendrons and offers you to explore the rivers, vibrant forest, wildlife, gushing waterfalls, exhilarating landscapes, valleys, and the Mighty Himalayas.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Drive/Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 2: Drive to Nayapul – trek to Tikhedhunga
Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani
Day 4: Ghorepani to Tadapani
Day 5: Tadapani to Landruk
Day 6: Landruk to Dhampus
Day 7: Dhampus to Dhampus Phedi, drive to Pokhara

5. Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley is the nearest mountain range from Kathmandu. It is an ideal destination that lies inside the Langtang National Park. Also named as the valley of glaciers, the Langtang Valley Trek is one of the most sort-out treks in Nepal.

Starting with seven hours long drive from that Kathmandu city to Syabrubesi. The trek takes you through the vibrant rhododendron forest, terrains, grassy fields, and remarkable landscapes, where you also get to see the grazing mountain yaks. Home to the hospitable Tamang people, Langtang is also rich in their culture and heritage that are similar to their northern neighbors in Tibet, full of monuments and Buddhist figures. Trekkers commonly get to see the Lungur monkey along their treks.

The region is also home to some of the rarely found animals like red panda, snow leopard, musk deer, and Himalayan black beer. Along with the biodiversity which is abounding and well-preserved. The beauty of this trek is ethereal that surely offers you a lifetime trekking experience.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation for the trip
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
Day 3. Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel
Day 4: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village
Day 5: Langtang Village to Kyanging Gompa
Day 6: Kyanjin Gompa exploration day
Day 7: Kyanjing Gompa To Lama Hotel
Day 8: Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi
Day 9: Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu


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