Best Trekking Packages in Nepal
Being a Mountainous country, Nepal is well known to be the best destination for enjoying Nature through trekking and mountaineering. It goes without saying that Nepal is picked for trekking activities because it is the home for some tallest mountain peaks on the Earth. The country of Himalayas, Nepal offers beautiful locations and destinations for trekking purposes.
Famous for being home to the highest peak of the world Mt Everest, Nepal’s multicultural aspect also helps in making the trek more complete and richer in diversified culture. Since Nepal is rich in culture, history and natural landscape, it can be considered as one of the ideal places for trekking. Trekking in diverse terrain will offer you some of the best memories along with the ethnic and cultural celebration of the Nepalese.
In recent years, Nepal has become a lot more popular destination for trekking since it offers both mild walks with exotic scenery as well as some breathtaking journeys. The best trek solely depends on the choice of difficulty and the number of days you spend on treks. Since it is rather unfair to name any trek as the best trek in Nepal, here as few listed famous treks based on popularity, scenery, and culture.
1.Everest Base camp trek
Maximum Elevation: 5600 meters (Kala Patthar)
Trek Duration: 12 days
Best Season: March-May and October -November
Everybody knows the answer to the question” What is the tallest mountain in the world?”. Therefore Everest base camp trek remains a famous trekking route that is marched by the majority of trekkers every year. Providing you with the opportunity to look closely to a spectacular snow-topped high mountain and enriched Sherpa culture, Everest base camp package holds 4th position in the world trekking trail recognized by Lonely Planet travel guide book.
Alongside the typical Sherpa culture and antique monasteries, different glaciers and glamourous landscapes along the route adds some positive aspects to the trek. The best thing about this trek surely is to get a chance to see the Everest standing with head held high with all the grace. The trip can also be done on a helicopter which results perfect for those who don’t want to trek but still want a view of Everest.
Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m.) (3-4 hours trek)
Day 02: Phakding –Namche(3446m.) (5-6 hours trek)
Day 03: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazar Valley
Day 04: Namche- Tengboche(3860m) (5-6 hours trek)
Day 05: Trek to Dingboche. (4400m) (5-6 hours trek)
Day 06: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Day 07: Dingboche- Lobuche Trek (4940m.) (5-6 hours trek)
Day 08: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep(5170) and trek to Everest Base Camp (5300m)and back to Gorakshep (5-6 hours trek)
Day 09: Trek from Gorakshep to Pheriche(4270m) via Kalapatthar(5600m.) (7-8 hours trek)
Day 10: Pheriche - Namche Bazaar(3440m) (7-8 hours trek)
Day 11: Namche- Phakding-Lukla(2840m) (7-8 hours trek)
Day 12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
2. Annapurna Circuit trek
Maximum Elevation: 5416 meters (Thorong La Pass)
Trek Duration: 18 days
Best Season: March-May and October -November
The Annapurna region is well thought-out as the jewel of Nepal which centers hundreds of natural, artistic, cultural and religious attractions. A trek rising to an altitude of 5416 meters and touching the edge of Tibetan plateau, Annapurna circuit trek is a classic trekking expedition in the region. Traversing a variety of terrain in the Annapurna region, the trek offers an amazing view of Mountains such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Langtang Himal.
The trek is packed with both natural and cultural resemblance of the Annapurna. Beginning from BesiSahar in the Marshyangdi river valley and concluding in the Kali Gandaki gorge, the Annapurna Circuit Trek has trails passing along paddy fields and into subtropical forests, several waterfalls and gigantic cliffs, and various villages.
Thus, the Annapurna circuit trek results great for those seeking a challenge and for those looking for trekking routes that can be personalized to suit at a more leisurely pace.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu-Besisahar and trek to Bhulbhule(840 m) (7 hours drive and 1-2 hours trek)
Day 02: Trek from Bhulbhule to Ghermu (1310 m) (5-6 hours trek)
Day 03: Trek from Ghermu to Tal (1700 m) (6-7 hours trek)
Day 04: Trek from Tal to Bagarchhap (2160 m) (5-6 hours trek)
Day 05: Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame (2670 m) (6-7 hours trek)
Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang (5-6 hours walk)
Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540 m) (5-6 hours trek)
Day 08: Acclimatization at Manang (3540m )
Day 09: Manang -Yak Kharka (4050 m) (5 hours walk)
Day 10: Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4450 m) (4-5 hours walk)
Day 11: Trek from Thorang Phedi to Muktinath (3760 m )(8-9 hours walk) via Thorang La Pass (5416 m)
Day 12: Trek from Muktinath to Marpha (2670 m) (6-7 hours trek)
Day 13: Trek from Marpha to Ghasa (2010m) (6-7 hours walk)
Day 14: Ghasa to Tatopani (1190m) (4-5 hours of walk)
Day 15: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani(2860 m) (7-8 hours walk)
Day 16: Hike to Poon Hill(3210 m) and trek to Tadapani(2630 m) (4-5 hours)
Day 17: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940 m ) to Nayapul (1070 m ) (4-5 hours)
Day 18: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu(6-7 hours)
3. Manaslu Circuit Trek
Maximum Elevation: 5,115 meters (Larkya Pass)
Trek Duration: 15 days
Best Season: Autumn and Spring
Manaslu Circuit, located in Manaslu Conservation Area is home to 33 species of mammals, 110 species of birds, 211 species of butterflies, 2,000 species of flowering plants and 11 types of forest. So as you exchange glances with the all-gracious mountains, you can enjoy sight-seeing rare flora and fauna of temperate as well as an alpine zone.
Besides enjoying the serenity of nature, the trek has a lot of cultural blessings to offer. As we proceed into the circuit, we pass through ample Prayer wheels, mane walls, gumbas, etc. The Tsum valley is a hidden gem located in the region which practices ancient Buddhism. It is a fortune to witness such ancient culture and Manaslu Circuit Trek will bestow you this opportunity.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola(710m) via Arughat (8 hours drive)
Day 02: Trek from Sotikhola to Machhakhola (930m) (6-7 hours trek)
Day 03: Trek from Machhakhola to Jagat (1410m) (6-7 hours trek)
Day 04: Trek from Jagat to Deng(1804 m) (6-7 hours trek)
Day 05: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2630 m) (6-7 hours trek)
Day 06: Trek from Namrung to Samagaun(3540m) via Loh Monasteries (3180 m) (4-5 hours trek)
Day 07: Acclimatization at Samagaun(3530m )
Day 08: Trek from Samagaun to Samdo (3860 m) (4-5 hours walk)
Day 09: Acclimatization at Samdo (3860 m)
Day 10: Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala (4460 m) (4-5 hours trek
Day 11: Trek from Dharmasala to Bhimthang(3700m) via Larke Pass(5160m) (8-10 hours trek)
Day 12: Trek from Bhimthang to Dharapani (1700m) (5-6 hours trek)
Day 13: Drive from Dharapani to Besisahar (1080m) (5-6 hours drive)
Day 14: Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu (1400m) (6-7 hours drive)
4. Makalu Base Camp Trek
Maximum Elevation: 5,000 meters (Makalu Base Camp)
Trek Duration: 19 days
Best Season: Autumn and Spring
This lesser trekked area is equally enticing to other famous base camps and even more maybe. The journey is a beautiful combination of tranquil trails, imposing mountains and jaw-dropping views. Adding to nature, this trek is a plethora of cultural diversity as well as we walk past the settlements of Sherpa, Rai and other Tibetan-influenced community.
We will witness the tallest Mt. Everest(8848m) and its tall compatriots like Kanchenjunga(8586m), Lhotse(8414m), and Makalu(8463m). As we ascend through the forested trails, one gets to witness some exotic flora and fauna as well. The 21-day Makalu Base Camp Trek is an ideal choice for keen trekkers and nature enthusiasts who seek consolation and peacefulness in pristine natural habitat and those who wish to avoid crowds.
Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar(518m) and Trek to Khandbari(1025m) (25 minutes flight) (1-hour trek)
Day 2: Khandbari- Chichila(1800m) (5-6 hours trek)
Day 3: Chichila- Num(1500m) (5-6 hours trek)
Day 4: Num- Seduwa(1493m) (5-6 hours trek)
Day 5: Seduwa- Tashigaun(2200m) (3-4 hours trek)
Day 6: Tashigaun- Kauma Danda(3500m) (4-5 hours trek)
Day 7: Kauma Danda- Mumbuk(3400m) (4-5 hours trek)
Day 8: Mumbuk- Nehe Kharka(3750m) (6-7 hours trek)
Day 9: Nehe Kharka- Shershon(4600m) (6-7 hours trek)
Day 10: Shershon- Makalu Base Camp- Shershon
Day 11: Shershon- Yangri Kharka(3645m) (6-7 hours trek)
Day 12: Yangri Kharka- Mumbuk(3440m)
Day 13: Mumbuk- Kauma Danda(3500m) (5-6 hours trek)
Day 14: Kauma Danda- Narbugaun(2500m) via Tashigaun (2-3 hours trek)
Day 15: Numbugaun- Seduwa- Num (2-3 hours trek)
Day 16: Num- Chichila(2-3 hours trek)
Day 17: Chichila- Khandbari (5-6 hours trek)
Day 18: Khandbari- Tumlingtar (1-hour trek)
Day 19: Tumlingtar- Kathmandu
Trekking in Nepal is an epitome of adventure hiking. Being home for over 19000 lofty mountains, a plethora of hills and three distinct forest belts, Nepal is a paradise for nature lovers. Numerous up and downhill treks through lush forests, crossing the glacial river and relishing jaw-dropping scenario of snow-covered mountains will undoubtedly make your trekking experience in Nepal mesmerizing.