If you’re thinking of taking a vacation and you’re finding it hard to decide where to go, then Nepal might be your best destination where you can enjoy from the highest peak to the depth of a lake. In a physiographic area, Nepal is divided into three regions: Himal, Pahad, and Terai. So, if travelers are coming to Nepal for trekking the Himalayan Region is best which has several mountains covered with snow. Mount Everest, the world’s largest peak is also located in this region. Every year more than 200k travelers come to Nepal for trekking and these numbers are increasing every year being so fond of Nepalese beauty. Most travelers visit Nepal in the month of October and November which is the popular hiking season.
The word best depends on the perception of an individual. Some choose easiness whereas other chooses adventure full of difficulties. It differs from one person to another, so with the study of most individuals, we have carried some of the information regarding the best trek in the Himalayan Region of Nepal. Even some are listed below to make your search and journey easy.
If you are thinking of going on a trek then there is no better option than Everest Base Camp trek where you can zoom into the world highest mountains. Everest Base Camp t is located at the opposite sides of world highest peak Mount Everest. Reaching a summit of Mount Everest is kind of hard but reaching a summit of Everest Base Camp isn’t as difficult as Mount Everest. Reaching on top of Everest Base Camp is also considered the adventure of the highest sorts for being at an altitude of 5,364 meters above the ground.
Travelers can reach Everest Base Camp trek passing through Lukla village and they can either trek to Lukla village or fly depending on their choice. It’s hard to trek to the Lukla village because there are no roads and all your heavy goods are transported by plane. Most of the travelers fly to the Lukla village in order to save time and trek upwards to Everest Base Camp passing through Namche Bazar which is a gateway to Everest. On the way, travelers get to enjoy various spectacular places such as Dudh Koshi River, Dingboche, Gorakshep, Kala Patthar, and Mt. Pumori. Yearly, more than 50k travelers take a trek to Everest Base Camp.
You may like to check our Ultimate Everest Base Camp Trek Guide.
Annapurna Base Camp is also one of the popular locations for all the travelers in Nepal. The meaning of Annapurna is full of food in Sanskrit which is translated as Goddess of Plenty. Travelers can’t trek other Himalayan areas throughout the year but can trek most of the part in Annapurna Base Camp freely as it sits within a rain shadow. On October and November, travelers get to enjoy a refreshing, clean, and vibrant circuit of Annapurna Base camp.
The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the safest and easiest treks in Nepal and was opened in 1977. Travelers get to cross through two different river valleys and encircle the Annapurna Massif. It reaches the highest point at Thorung La pass which is also referred to as the world’s widest pass touching the edge of the Tibetan Plateau. Till December to March, travelers will feel the cold atmosphere and in the night time temperatures drops below freezing. From April to March, it is also considered as the best trekking season because of the warm weather leaving crystal clear skies. From June to September, trekking in Annapurna Base Camp is considered exceptionally beautiful because of the various flora species which bloom in this period.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Itinerary:
Day 01. Kathmandu Pre-Departure meeting.
Day 02. Kathmandu to Pokhara 7 to 8 hrs drive.
Day 03. Pokhara to Nayapul drive by car 1.4 hrs and walk to Ghandruk Village. 5 hrs walk. 1940m.
Day 04. Ghandruk village to Chomrong 4 to 5 hrs walk.2170m..
Day 05. Chomrong to Himalaya 7 8 hrs walk.2920m.
Day 06. Himalaya to MBC( Machhapuchhare base camp) 5 to 6 hrs walk.3700m.
Day 07. MBC to ABC early morning for a sunrise walk and take breakfast and walk continue to down to Dovan 8 to 9 hrs.2600m.
Day 08. Dovan to Jinu danda( Hotspring) 6 to 7 hrs 1780m.
Day 09. Jinu Danda to Siwai 4 hrs walk and drive to Pokhara by local Jeep. 2 hrs.
Day 10. Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus 6 to 7 hrs.
Day 11. Final Departure.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is the easiest trekking where travelers pass through, Gurung village, terraced farmland, and rhododendron forest. This place is exceptionally beautiful if you’re trekking during the spring. A fantastic panoramic view of mountains and the early morning sunrise will make you spellbound. The name of this place became Ghorepani when this place became the rest stop for ancient traders and to feed water for their horses. Travelers also get to visit Shikha, Dana, and Chitre on the way traveling to Poon Hill.
If traveler wished to enjoy the beauty of nature of Nepal in a short period of time, then Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek will be suitable for them. This place is quite near to Pokhara and within a short period, travelers get to enjoy the beautiful forest of rhododendron flower, greenery farmlands, and the hospitality of Annapurna Region. Similarly, they can also enjoy the beautiful scenario of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain Region. A place name Ghandruk is really famous for its antique cultural trek. Tourists can enjoy the food, dress, and lifestyle of a Gurung native people living in this surrounding.
Langtang valley is situated to the north of Kathmandu valley bordering Tibet. The native people living in these areas are called Tamang. Gosainkunda Lake is quite famous for this place and most of the tourists come to visit. Tourist can enjoy the stay here by white-water rafting, climbing, and trekking. On April 2015, this village was highly distrusted by the massive earthquake but soon enough the village has been recovered to its previous shape.
Although Langtang valley is not as high standard as other Himalayan peak, travelers don’t want to miss the beauty of this valley. Kyanjing Gompa and the cheese factory are very popular in this valley, so if you’re thinking of traveling to Langtang Valley, don’t miss it out. Similarly, travelers can also enjoy Nepal first’s Himalayan National Park, Langtang National Park established in 1976. Your journey will be more amazing with the view of famous peaks in Nepal such as Ganesh Himal, Tserko RI, Kyanjin RI, and Dorje Lakpa. If travelers are lucky enough they might get a chance to see the most endangered animal Yeti, as the stories of Yeti sightings.
Langtang Valley Trekking Itinerary:
Day 01. Kathmandu Pre-Departure meeting.
Day 02. Kathmandu to Syabrubensi 7 to 8 hrs drive.1470m.
Day 03. Syabrubensi to Bridim (Tamang Village) 4 hrs.
Day 04. Bridim to Lamahotel 5 hrs walk. 2480m.
Day 05. Lama Hotel to Langtang village 4 to 5 hrs walk.3430m.
Day 06. Langtang Village to Kyangingompa 3 hrs walk.3860m.
Day 07. Kyanjin Gompa: Hike up to Kyanjin Ri viewpoint or Tsergo Ri.
Day 08. Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel.6 to 7 hrs walk. 2480m.
Day 09. Lama Hotel to Syabrubensi. 6 to 7 hrs walk. 1470m.
Day 10. Syabrubensi to Kathmandu drive 7 to 8 hrs. Dinner with a guide.
Day 11. Final Departure
Mardi Himal Base Camp trek is newly established yet famous pristine of the Annapurna Region. It was only established in 2012 and it is located east of Annapurna base camp under Mt Machapucchre. It is the less populated destination for travelers who can enjoy nature in peace. Trekking on this location gives you the best experience of alpine as well as trek rocky terrain. Travelers can enjoy the view of snowy mountains depending on their arrival. Mardi Himal Base Camp is located at 4500 meters above the ground making it the highest point of Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek.
In Mardi Himal Trek, travelers can enjoy the gradually increasing pristine of Annapurna Region enjoying the marvelous view of rhododendron forest to the alpine terrain. Travelers visiting are often happy with the magnificent view of Mardi Himal, Mardi Khola, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Gangapurna, and Mt. Machhapucchre (Fishtail). To reach to Mardi Himal Trek travelers needs to get to Pokhara first followed by Kande, Pitam Deurali, and Kokar Forest Camp. Overall, it takes about 6 days to complete the Mardi Himal Trek depending on your strength.
It is most important for Backpackers to pack their important basic needs so that there won’t be any difficulties in traveling. They must be crystal clear to their guides and porter.
Mardi Himal Trek 7 Days Itinerary
Day 1. Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 02. Pokhara to Pitamdeurali
Day 03. Pitam Deurali to forest camp
Day 04. Forest camp to High Camp
Day 05. High camp to Mardi Himal Base camp and walk back down to Low camp
Day 06. Low camp to Siding and drive 2 hrs to Pokhara
Day 07. Pokhara to Kathmandu
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