Major Trekking Routes in Nepal and How to Get There

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  • Updated on May 6, 2024

Major Trekking Routes in Nepal, discovered by explorers or adapted from the local trails, are several in Nepal. This is because of the vastness of mountains and hills, so the variety of routes that leads one up the mountains.There are even 1,300 mountains above 6,000 meters in Nepal. Which means there is an abundance of trails and routes to make the climb.

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Major Trekking Routes in Nepal, discovered by explorers or adapted from the local trails, are several in Nepal. This is because of the vastness of mountains and hills, so the variety of routes that leads one up the mountains. To simplify from these options, we explain six best trekking trails in Nepal on the basis of popularity and experience they provide.

The beauty of Nepal cannot be described in words. The reason for this is the confluence of natural and geographical diversity. Of pride, there are 14 mountains higher than 8,000 meters in the world, eight of which are in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal is a lifetime experience.

There are even 1,300 mountains above 6,000 meters in Nepal. Which means there is an abundance of trails and routes to make the climb. Trekking started in the 1950’s with the opening of various routes and trails across the great Himalaya Trail. 

Trekking Routes in various parts of Nepal

On a geographical basis, Nepal’s trekking routes can be divided into five major parts:Annapurna, Langtang,  Manaslu, Everest and Remote Regions. These include Annapurna Base Camp, Everest Base Camp, Kanchenjunga Base Camp, Makalu Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Dhaulagiri Circuit, Manaslu Certic, Langtang Valley, Upper Mustang, Upper Dolpo, Rara Lake, Annapurna-Dhaulagiri Panor. 

However, it would be unjust to call some trails excellent and others to be of lesser importance. If you are planning your trip to Nepal following article discusses the six popular wild paths to set your foot upon.

Everest Base Camp  – Nepal’s Most Popular Trekking Route

At 8,848 meters, Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world. Mount Everest, which falls under the Khumbu region, is called the roof of the world. It was first climbed on May 29, 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa of Nepal. Apart from Mount Everest, Lotse, Choyu, Pumori and Amadablam mountains fall under the Khumbu region. Since then, trekkers and climbers have been flocking in the region, following the historical footsteps of Norgay and Hillary, making Everest Base Camp one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal

It is considered to be a convenient, cost effective destination from the point of view of hiking. There are no restrictions for hiking here. Permission must be obtained to observe the Sagarmatha National Park. September-November and March-May are considered suitable times for trekking to Everest Base Camp.

Explore various trekking routes in the Everest Region Trek.

Trekking Routes to Reach There Everest

To reach the Everest base camp, hikers have to reach Lukla. Lukla can be reached by a 40-minute flight from the capital. There are two options to reach the base camp. 

The trail leads you to base camp via Nangpala, Renjola Pass, Gokyari, Chola Pass and the second from Namche, Tengboche, Pangboche, Dingboche, Pheriche, Chhukung, Amalapchapas, Lobuche and Gorakshepa. From Lukla – base camp can take four to seven days. 

Trekkers prefer to go to the black stone parallel to the base camp but at a height. While choosing the path of Gokyo ri, the hikers get the opportunity to see the mountain wildlife including Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Nupse, Amadablabam, Thamserku Himal, Snow Leopard, Ratopanda, Deer and Kasturi.

While selecting the path of Tengboche, the sunrise of Tengboche, Tengboche Gumba of 4,000 meters, Chukung, Makalu, Khumbu Upatyaka, Khumbu Glacier, Gorakshep of 5,200 meters, religion and culture of Tamang, Sherpa, Gurung and Thami castes, Ratopanda, Himachituva and Bhalulayayata are rare. Animals can be observed.

Trekking Route from Nayapul to Annapurna Base Camp

At 8,091 meters, Annapurna is the tenth highest mountain in the world. The first ascent of Annapurna Mountain was made on June 3, 1960 by M. Herzog and L. Lachanel. Annapurna is said to be the most popular trek.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek, which is considered moderate and cost-effective in terms of difficulty, is located at an altitude of 4,300 meters. The period from October 15 to December 15 is considered suitable for the Annapurna trek without any restrictions on accommodation and food.

The Trails to Follow 

The Annapurna trek can be reached by air or road from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Annapurna base camp can be reached by going through Ghorepani on the first day, Punhil on the second day, Chom Rung on the third day, Himalaya on the fourth day and Machhapuchhre / base camp on the fifth day. It is advisable to set aside 12 days for Annapurna trek.

Follow Nepal’s most exotic trekking route to reach the Base Camp of Annapurna

South Annapurna, Himachuli, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Bratmashikhar, Annapurna I shades, various species of wild animals and birds of the Maiti Himalayan range, various species of wild animals and birds. Kanchan water bursting from the cut of the stone, rays for the setting of the sun, hiding with the mountains Playing threatened moon emerging view, waterfall, rock, Gurung culture more visible is the opportunity. A standard food menu, comfortable accommodation and internet access can also be enjoyed on this trip.

Pedestrian travel can also be converted into a full circuit. Under the Annapurna Circuit, the famous religious site ‘Muktinath’, the deepest gorge in the world, ‘Kaligandaki’, the world’s highest lake Tilicho, the natural hot spring ‘Jhinu’, the tourist village ‘Ghandruk’, the 5,400 meter high Bhanjyang ‘Thoranglapas’, Nepal’s longest waterfall. ‘Kagbeni’ to Jomsom can also be felt.

Explore several trekking routes in the Annapurna Region.

Step on the trails in Taplejung towards Kanchenjunga Base Camp

At 8,586 meters, Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. The mountain, which borders Nepal’s eastern hill districts of Taplejung and India’s Sikkim and West Bengal states, was first climbed on May 25, 1955 by British nationals Zee Band and Jay Brown. The government of Nepal opened the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek only in 1988.

The Trails to Follow to Kanchenjunga

Trekkers who have entered Kathmandu for the Kanchenjunga trek should reach Taplejung. It is not difficult to reach there by road and air transport. The trek starts from Deurali of Taplejung and reaches Lalikhark, Bhumpedanda, Yamphudini, Lase Bhanjyang, Torongoden, Charam, Ramje, Mirjen Lapas, Sele Lapas, Gabla, Chiruwa, Siktum, Amjala, Khapla and Ghunsa. . The 5,100-meter-high Lapsang Pass should be covered by pedestrians during the journey.

Hikers can find seasonal hotels as far as Lhonak in the northwest of Kanchenjunga Himal and Ramje-Oktang in the southwest. It is advisable to set aside 25 days for hiking.

However, since it is not possible to walk at the Kanchenjunga base camp on one’s own, it is mandatory to take at least two hikers with a Nepali guide or porter. It is best to choose March-May and October-November for hiking.

Hiker can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Kanchenjunga Mountains, the Himal Samika Glacier, the gushing Kanchan streams and the waterfalls. As the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area also falls under this section, 24 species of Gurans, 48 ​​species of Sungabha, Red Panda, Tibetan Wild Dog, Bear, Naur, Linde, Mouse, Ghoral, Jharal, Snow Leopard, Danphe, Munal, Chir, Kalij, Black Bear, Kasturi Animals and birds including monkeys, sunakhari, kutki jatamansi, fragrant lothsalla panchaonle and other herbs and plants and art culture of eastern Nepal, lim. Pedestrians have the opportunity to see the Bu Museum

Explore the hidden trekking routes with Remote Region Trek

Route from Sankhuwasabha to follow the trails towards Makalu Base Camp

At 8,463 meters, Makalu is the fifth highest peak in the world. It falls under the Mahalangur Himalayas, 19 km southeast of Mount Everest. Mount Makalu, on the Nepal-Tibet border, was first climbed in 1955 by American climbers Lionel Terry and Jin Cozy.

Trekking Routes in Nepal to Reach Malaku

You have to reach Sankhuwasabha by air or road for trekking to Makalu base camp. Tumlintar can be reached in a 40-minute flight from Kathmandu. The base camp of Makalu Himal can be reached on the first day of the trek through Num, Seduwa on the second day, Dandakharka on the third day, Dobate on the fourth day, Yanglekharka on the fifth day and Langma on the sixth day. 

It is suitable to set aside an average of 22 days for hiking. March-May and October-November are considered suitable times for hiking. As the road is small and awkward, special care should be taken while walking.

Hikers can enjoy the view of Makalu Himal, glaciers, streams, waterfalls, Sunakhari, Laligurans, local religious culture. As there is Makalu Barun National Park in this area, there are 150 species of butterflies, 25 species of Gurans, 47 species of Sunakhari, Kande Vyakur, Kajil, Child and about 400 species of birds, Yarsagumba, Panchaule, Kudki, Chiraito, 67 species of herbs, Himalayan, Pedestrians can observe more than 75 species of mammals including snow leopard, squirrel, bandel and thar. 

Apart from this, pedestrians also get an opportunity to observe the Arun Valley, which is only 457 meters high.

Experience an exotic circuit trek in Manalsu Region

At 8,156 meters, Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world and the seventh highest in Nepal. On the border of Gorkha and Manang, this mountain falls under the Mansuri Himalayan mountain range. It is also known as Manaslu Mount Killer.

On May 9, 1956, Toshiba Imanisi, a Japanese citizen, and Galgen Norbu Sherpa, a Nepali citizen, climbed Mount Manaslu for the first time. The Manaslu area, which is a restricted area, has been open to the public since 1995.

Trekking Routes to Reach Manaslu

Arriving in Kathmandu for the Manaslu Circuit trek, the trek should reach Arughata in Gorkha. As there is provision of road transport, no effort is required to reach Arughat. Tsum Valley Trek is another option for those who want to experience a different route in the region.

The hiker can travel from Gorkha to Arughat on the first day. On the first day you can reach Sotikhola via Market Gorla, on the second day you can reach Kholabesi through Machhegaun, on the third day you can reach Jagat through Tatopani, on the fourth day you can reach Deng, on the fifth day you can reach Namrung, on the sixth day you can reach Dharamsala Camp, on the eighth day you can reach Larke Pass.

If you want to increase before this, you can reach Bhimtang on the nineteenth day and Tilji on the tenth day. In this way, the Manaslu circuit can be walked in two weeks. The trek to Manaslu is considered to be more difficult and expensive than other treks. However, it is not difficult to find guesthouses and lodges during the trek.

Occasionally there is a risk of landslides. March to May and October-November are the best times for hiking. As it is a restricted trek, a Nepali guide or porter with at least two hikers is required to travel in the restricted area.

Bumthang Valley, a tourist area at an altitude of 3,700 meters, Ponkar Lake at an altitude of 4,100 meters, Larke Pass at an altitude of 5,160 meters, Goa Valley, Chum Upatyaka, Hot Spring, Pine Forest, Chahra. Chhanga, Virendra Tal, Nepal-Tibet Border, Gurung and Tibetan Culture, Ancient Buddhist Monasteries, Panighatta, Chauri and Horse Farms, Birds and Animals , Munal, Kalij, Chill, Snow Leopard, Red Panda can be enjoyed by hikers.

Explore the hidden trails of Manaslu Region.

Follow the Ancient Tibetan Trail to ascend the Valley of Langtang Region

The Langtang Range is the aggregate of more than a dozen mountains, including Langtang Lirung, Langtangri, Dorje Lapka, and Chambul. The Langtang Valley Trek attracts a unique class of explorers every year.

However, Langtang is not far from Kathmandu. From the point of view of walking difficulty, it is considered to be moderate and economical in terms of cost. The government has not imposed any restrictions or restrictions on trekking.

Trekking Routes to Reach Langtang

For trekking in the Langtang Valley, the hiker who arrives in Kathmandu has to reach Syafrubesi through Dhunche, which can be reached in 8-9 hours by road. On the first day of the trek from Syabrubeshi, you have to travel through Bamboo to reach the Pass Lama Hotel. It takes 6 hours to reach the hotel at an altitude of 2,505 meters. The hotel, which has been in operation since 1976, is located in the Langtang National Park area.

 The journey should be arranged to reach Langtang village on the second day. The village can be reached in 6-7 hours on foot at an altitude of 3430 meters. On the third day, you have to make a journey to reach Kanjeng Gompa. The gompa, which can be reached in three hours, is at an altitude of 3,870 meters.

After reaching Tenzin Gompa, the hikers feel that they have reached Langtang Valley. If the pedestrian wants to advance before this, he can reach Tesco Ri. The Tesco Re, which can be reached in 7-8 hours, is located at an altitude of 4,984 meters.

After that it is up to the pedestrian to return directly to Kathmandu or reach Gosainkunda, Langtang National Park, Helambu. Thus, it is better to set aside an average of 15 days for trekking in the Langtang area.

The trekking trek to Langtang Valley includes the 7,246-meter-high Langtang Lirung, the 6,388-meter Gangchenpo, the 5,846-meter-high New Kangri, and the 6,966-meter-high Dorje Lakpal. (Glaciers), angular forests (pine forests), vast boulders, grasslands (grassy meadows), glaciers, rivers, laligurans, bamboo groves. Bamboo forest, waterfalls, lush green fields, various species of flowers, chauri charan, sunrise at Tesco Reiko (4,984 m), Buddhist culture of Tamang and Sherpa in terms of art culture, ancient Kanjing monastery, Langtang monastery, yak farm , Cheese factory, birds and animals Hakmadamphe, red panda, monkey, snow bear, deer can be observed.

Pedestrians trekking in the Langtang Valley should not miss the GosainKunda and Langtang National Park to visit Bhairav ​​Kunda, Suryakunda, Saraswati Kunda and the tourist village of Helambu.

Best Time to set foot on the Trekking Routes  

The right time should be chosen to make the journey of the hiker successful and simple. It is wise to keep in mind the weather before hiking. In the spring, it is suitable for the weather and the national flower of Nepal, Laligurans, can be seen.

As it is hot in summer, it is suitable for hiking in Mustang, Humla and Dolpa. Although it is difficult to travel due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is suitable to observe the green scenery in the high hills.

Autumn is the perfect time to travel. Since the sky is clear in this season, the mountain range can be easily seen. Even if the weather is cold in winter, there is no need to collect mud, dust and smoke. Hiking in the mountains can be a bit of a hassle as it gets very cold in winter.

Entry Permit and Permission

You have to pay the prescribed fee to get the entry permit for the trek. The type and fee for entry permit and permit may vary. The entry permit and permission of a region has to be taken before starting the journey, while the entry permit and permission of a region can be taken during the journey. Types of entry permits and permits are provided in three forms: TIMS cards, national parks and protected areas, restricted areas.

Health and Safety while following the wild trails

  • In the event of a change in the environment or an accident during the journey, treatment may not be readily available. Therefore, it is wise to consider the details before embarking on a trek:
  • You just have to be more discriminating with the help you render toward other people.
  • You should only travel with clothes that suit the environment and the weather.
  • You have to carry the essentials you need during the journey.
  • First aid kits should be kept with you.
  • Whenever possible you should have a friend or guide with you on such a journey.
  • You should travel by choosing the easy way with the advance notice of the journey.
  • Since the lake can be formed at an altitude of more than 10,000 feet (headache, loss of appetite, vomiting), you should fall as low as possible.

Follow the epic trekking routes in Nepal with Hiking Adventure Treks

Trekking in Nepal is a great experience that one shouldn’t simply miss. We hope that from this article, you got some idea about the most wanted trekking routes in Nepal. We also have trekking FAQ’s that will help you learn more about the topic.

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