Nepal Hiking Insight for the Trekking Enthusiast

  • Mandipa Itani
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"Explore the place you always want too and climb that snowy mountain, make a beautiful experience, because, in the end, you will not remember the time spent working in the office or sitting in the home."

Trek in Nepal, as it is an ideal place for adventure, natural and cultural encounters. This beautiful country offers you many options like trekking, mountaineering, hiking, rafting and jungle safari. Participating in the ethnic and cultural celebration, the diverse terrains of the country offer you with the best memories.

Let me help you about Nepal hiking, the best trekking region in Nepal and many more, on the base of the numbers of the trekkers.

Walking and trekking in Nepal means walking through the dense green forest covered with the blooms rhododendrons, crossing many adventurous suspension bridges to reach the scattered small villages of the naïve people on the hills, playing the hide and seek with the snow-capped mountains, trekking here is really worthy.

Being an apple in the eyes of every visitor, this beautiful country attracts more than 200000 trekkers, it means every year these people face the hard choice of selecting the beautiful trekking routes that suit them base on budgets, experience, vacation etc.

Let's face it together-this is not an easy choice for us too.

 Well for planning the trip in Nepal you have the two options as one is choosing the best trek, reading the reviews of the visitors, searching the best from the thousand treks by sitting in your home country with a proper internet connection, then travelling to the destination without any plan. Thamel is a popular tourist hub where, hundreds of the trekking agencies will offer you the different trekking packages.

 Here worst case is that some opinion offered by the local agencies might be more profit-driven then anything. But from the optimistic views, you will also receive the good trekking packages.


Before choosing the trekking packages you need to have a clear answer to yourself about some listed question for the peaceful trekking journey.

•                    What is the level of trekking difficulty you are looking for?

•                    Are you looking for the remote region trekking or one day tour around the city or hard camping trek?

•                    Whether you are a budget traveller or looking for the low-cost trekking packages?

•                    Which season you are planning to trek in Nepal?

•                    Whether you are travelling solo, or with family, friends? Because some trek has restricted permits.

After very clear about these, now you are thing about the best trekking region in Nepal? Here I have listed the top best trekking region in Nepal.

Hopefully, it will help you to solve your problems by selecting the best trekking destination in Nepal.

Table of Content

Ghorepani poonhill

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the short and the popular trekking route in the Annapurna Region. The treks start from Nayapul after the drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Nayapul, takes you to the many typical Gurung and Magar settlements throughout the trek, crossing the blooms rhododendrons. Poon hill is the major attraction of the trek which is also the attractive views point of the trek; offer the breathtaking views of the mountains including Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and many more with alluring sunrise views.

The attraction of the trek

•                    Breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges with sunrise view.

•                    Poon Hill- Attractive views point

•                    Beautiful settlements villages of Gurung and Magar- Ghorepani and Gandruk

•                    Walking through the dense forest of Rhododendrons and Oak.


 Short Day to Day Itinerary of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

•                    Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

•                    Day 02: Free day to explore and shop around

•                    Day 03: Drive to Pokhara

•                    Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga

•                    Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani

•                    Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani

•                    Day 07: Tadapani to Ghandruk

•                    Day 08: Ghandruk to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara

•                    Day 09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, farewell dinner

•                    Day 10: Final departure

Mardi Himal

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is the newly introduced trek in Nepal which is a short and refreshing trek in the Annapurna region. During the hike, you will walk through the dense green forest, covered with the blooms rhododendrons, through the amazing glacial villages, unique landscapes, enjoying the quality rimes with locals with the amazing views of the snowy peaks.

The attraction of the Trek

•                    High camp and Mardi Himal Base Camp itself

•                    Breathtaking views of snowy peaks including Mardi Himal, Fishtail, Annapurna, Himvhuli and many more.

•                    Off-beaten route

•                    Unseen diversity and stunning hills

•                    Scattered charming villages in the hills

Short day to day itinerary of Mardi Himal Trek

•                    Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

•                    Day 02: Drive to Pokhara

•                    Day 03: Drive to Kande, trek to Forest Camp

•                    Day 04:  Trek to Low Camp

•                    Day 05: Trek to High Camp

•                    Day 06: Hike to Upper View Point and back to High Camp

•                    Day 07: Trek to Landruk village

•                    Day 08: Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara

•                    Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu, Farewell Dinner

•                    Day 10: Final departure


Langtang valley trek

Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal as well as near the Capital city-Langtang. Langtang Valley trek starts with a drive to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu. Walking through the villages and dense forest of, pine, stony streams, boulders, lush rhododendrons viewing the glacier, playing hide and seek with the snow-capped mountains including Mt Langtang-Ri, Langtang Himal, Gajala Peak and many more.

The attraction of the trek

•                    Alluring sunrise view from Tserko Ri

•                    Exploring Langtang National Park

•                    Kyanjin Gompa and Langtang Gompa

•                    Exploring Gosaikunda, Saraswati Kunda and Vairab Kunda

•                    Charmin Helambu villages

Short day to day itinerary of  Lang tang Valley Trek

•                    Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

•                    Day 02: City tour or free day

•                    Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi Drive

•                    Day 04: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel

•                    Day05: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village

•                    Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa

•                    Day 07: climb to Tserko Ri, Trek back to Lama Hotel

•                    Day 08: Trek back to Syabrubesi

•                    Day 09: Drive Back to Kathmandu, farewell dinner

•                    Day 10: Final departure

Everest basecamp trek

Everest Base camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most beautiful and popular trekking routes in Nepal. The route leads you to the base of the world highest mountain Mt Everest. Many visitors choose Everest region to enjoy the magnificent views of the show-capped mountains.

The beautiful trek starts with a short flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and adventure walk crossing Phakding, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche and final destination Gorakshep-Base Camp.

Walking through the green dense forest of the pine and oak-covered with the colourful blooms rhododendrons, crossing the scattered Sherpa village along with the typical Sherpa culture, viewing antique monasteries, walking through the different glacier views the beautiful hanging icicles and diverse landscapes on the route, difficulty adds adventure to your trek.

If you are lack of long vacation but want to go Everest base camp trek then the short Everest helicopter tour is for you.


The attraction of the Trek

•                    Mt.Everest- world highest mountains

•                    Everest Base Camp itself.

•                    Short adventurous and scenic flight to Lukla

•                    Tengboche monastery-the oldest monastery of the Everest Region

•                    Nache Bazaar-the gateway of the Everest Region

•                    Views of the over 7000m high snow-capped mountains

•                    Sagarmatha Nationa Park- the first natural heritage listed in UNESCO

•                    Khumbu Glacier

•                    Kalapather- the highest point and the attractive viewpoint of the trek.


Short day to day itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek

•                    Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

•                    Day 02: free day or city tour to explore and shop

•                    Day 03: short flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding

•                    Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar

•                    Day 05: Rest and acclimation

•                    Day 06: Trek to Tengboche

•                    Day 07: Trek to Dingboche

•                    Day 08: Rest day

•                    Day 09: Hike to Lobuche

•                    Day 10: Hike to Gorakshep

•                    Day 11: Hike to Kalapather, descend to Gorakshep-Pheriche

•                    Day 12: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

•                    Day 13: Back to Lukla

•                    Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu

•                    Day 14: Shopping. Rest day including a farewell dinner

•                    Day 16: Departure day

Manaslu Circuit trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek is the beautiful treks which revolve around the world 8th highest mountain my Manaslu in Nepal. enjoying the epic scenery of crossing the suspension bridges joining the two hills, walking through the evergreen forest covered with the lush rhododendrons, playing hide and seek with the snow-capped mountains, walking through the unique diversity of landscapes, along with the charming scattered villages of the Magar and Gurung people makes your trip memorable. As the Manaslu Circuit Trek takes 16 days but you can also extend to 21 days to trip to Tsum Valley of the region, where you can conquer everything this age-old culture, tradition, rituals, their occupation and many more.

 The attraction of the trips:

•                    Larkya La Pass- the highest and the attractive pass of the trek

•                    Less crowded trek compared to Annapurna Base Camp and Everest Base Camp Trek

•                    Traditional Gurung and Magar villages with high influenced of Tibetan culture

•                    Tsum Valley and Mu Gompa

•                    Diverse landscapes views

•                    Mt Manaslu- world 8th highest mountains

Short day to day Itinerary of Manaslu Circuit Trek

•                    Day 01: Kathmandu arrival

•                    Day 02: Free day or city tour to explore and shop

•                    Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola

•                    Day 04: Trek to Machhakhola

•                    Day 05: Hike to Jagat

•                    Day 06: Hike to Deng

•                    Day 07: hike to Namrunng

•                    Day 08: Hike  to Samagaon

•                    Day 09: Rest and acclimatization day at Samagaon

•                    Day 10: Hike to Samdo

•                    Day 11: Hike to Dharamsala- Larke Base Camp

•                    Day 12: Larke Base Camp to Larkya pass to Bimthang

•                    Day 13: Hike to Dharapani

•                    Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu

•                    Day 15: Rest day and farewell dinner

•                    Day 16: Final Departure

Upper Mustang trek

Upper Mustang Trek

Upper mustang Trek is the beautiful trek done in the Trans-Himalayan region of Nepal. the trek offers you the incredible views of Mt, Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and many other surrounding snow-capped views. This adventure trek starts from Jomsom, enring the rain shadow region of Nepal, it follows the ancient salt caravan route. You will see the beautiful white painted houses, extended barley fields, age-old gompas, Chortens, many beautiful prayers flags covering the villages and many more during the walk.

 The major attraction of Upper Mustang Trek

•                    Kagbeni, Jomsom-the major attraction area of the trek

•                    Lo-Manthang-The capital of the kingdom Lo

•                    Views of some of the oldest monasteries in the world.

•                    Mysterious caves and geographical variations

•                    High influenced of Tibetan and Buddhist lifestyle of locals.


Short day to day itinerary of Upper Mustang Trek

•                    Day 01: Kathmandu arrival

•                    Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing

•                    Day 03: Drive to Pokhara

•                    Day 04: Fly to Jomsom, trek to Kagbeni

•                    Day 05: Trek to Chele

•                    Day 06: Trek to Syangbochen

•                    Day 07: Trek to Ghaymi

•                    Day 08: Trek to Charang

•                    Day 09: Trek to Lo-Manthang

•                    Day 10: Explore Lo –Manthang

•                    Day 11: Trek to Darkman

•                    Day 12: Trek to Syangmochen

•                    Day 13: Trek to Chhusang

•                    Day 14: Trek to Jomsom

•                    Day 15: Fly to Pokhara/ Half day sightseeing

•                    Day 16: Drive/fly to Kathmandu, farewell dinner

•                    Day 17: Final Departure

Manaslu trek

Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek

The beautiful Manaslu and Tsum valley trek revolves around the incredible Mt-Manaslu which is the eighth highest peak in Nepal. walking through the many suspension bridges, views the many snow-peaks, walk through the less crowded and off-beaten paths is the major highlights of the trek. it takes around 21 days to enjoy them all-around here.

The major attraction of the trek

•                    Larky La Pass- The attractive view-point of the trek

•                    Less crowded route

•                    Amazing Mt-Manaslu view

•                    Diverse topography

•                    Tsum Valley and Mu Gompa


Short day to day itinerary of Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek

•                    Day to Day Itinerary of Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek

•                    Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

•                    Day 02: Free day to explore and shop around

•                    Day 03: Drive to Sotikhola

•                    Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola

•                    Day 05: Hike to Jagat

•                    Day 06: Jagat to Lokpa

•                    Day 07: Hike to Chhaang Paro

•                    Day 08: Chhakang Paro to the Nile

•                    Day 09: Rest and acclimatization

•                    Day 10: Trek to Chumling

•                    Day 11: Trek to Deng

•                    Day 12: Hike to Namrung

•                    Day 13: Hike to Samagaon

•                    Day 14: Rest and Acclimatization Day

•                    Day 15: Samagaon to Samdo

•                    Day 16: Hike to Dharamsala/ Larke Base Camp

•                    Day 17: Larkya Base Camp to Larkya Pass to Bimthang

•                    Day 18: Hike to Dharapani

•                    Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu

•                    Day 10: Farewell Dinner Lesure Day

•                    Day 21: Final departure

Annapurna Circuit trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek is the wonderful trek which takes you to the base of the Entire Annapurna ranges. Walking through the lush pastures to the Alpine forest, along the barren-desert like terrains of the Manang and Mustang. And the bonus point of the trek is that you will trek through enjoying the majestic views of the Annapurna ranges and other surrounding mountains views, trek through the diverse routes, you will get the chances to make the memories.

The attraction of Annapurna Circuit Trek is:

•                    Throng La Pass-the highest pass of the trek

•                    Mt Annapurna-the world 10th highest peaks

•                    Beautiful Kali Gandaki gorge-the deepest gorges in the world

•                    Muktinath Temple-the famous holy temples of the region

•                    Kagbeni, Jomsoon the beautiful place to explore

•                    Rupse Waterfall

•                    Natural hot spring in Tatopani

•                    Tilicho lake, it is the freshwater lake at the highest altitude in the world.


Short Day to Day Itinerary of Annapurna Circuit Trek

•                    Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

•                    Day 02: free day of City tour

•                    Day 03: Drive to Besi Sahar

•                    Day 04: Hike Besishar to Chame

•                    Day 05: Trek to Pisang

•                    Day 06: Pisang to Manang

•                    Day 07: Rest and Acclimatization

•                    Day 08: Hike to Yak Kharka

•                    Day 09: Yak Kharka to Phedi

•                    Day 10: Phedi to Muktinath through Throng La

•                    Day 11: Muktinath to Jomsom

•                    Day 12: fly back to Pokhara

•                    Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu (Farewell dinner)

•                    Day 14: Final Departure


Same FAQ of hiking in Nepal

What is trekking?

Well, trekking is an activity of walking in the natural landscapes in the mountain the region, especially for the purpose of exploring, viewing and enjoying the scenery. In other words, trekking is the multi-day walking activities for adventure and exploring.

How is trekking difficulty to hiking and climbing?

Here, trekking is an activity of walking where climbing means to climb the large rocks and the mountains, it requires various technical skills like rope fixing, abseiling and many more, here it tests trekkers physical ability, stamina, their fitness, capacity, it is challenging activities compared to hiking, where hiking is a leisure activity, like a day walk near.

What is the average day walking while trekking?

The trekking hours depends upon the length of the trekking routes. Choosing the trek like Everest base camp, Annapurna base camp, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu Circuit, Langtang region treks require around 4 to 6 hours a day walking on average. While trekking in Nepal, the time duration depends upon the place too, how remote the area is, the obstacles and many more.

Final Saying:

The alluring views of the snow-capped mountains, walking through the unique topography, viewing the diverse landscapes, walking through the green dense forest of the pine and oak-covered by the blooms rhododendrons,  crossing the scattered villages on the hills, experiencing the breathtaking nature views, enjoying the warm hospitality by locals, their culture and traditions, walking through the glacier lakes and rivers. Nepal is the perfect hiking and trekking destination for adventure lovers. Hiking in Nepal will never let down your expectation.

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