The whole world knows that Nepal is closely associated with trekking and climbing including various adventure activities. Nepal is bounded by land on all sides and it has small area compare to other Asian country. The giant nation of China to the north and India in the South may overshadow Nepal in many ways, but for geographic diversity and cultural heritage, it stands apart. The towering peaks of the Himalaya run the length of Nepal’s northern border, the greatest concentration of high mountains in the world. Nepal is famous destination for several trekking trails. We are going to figure out 10 most popular trekking trails of Nepal.
1 Ghore Pani Poon Hill Trek:
Poon hill trekking trail is one of the world famous and classic trails in Nepal. Ghorepani Poonhill trek offers the real beauty of the Annapurna region. It is one of the shortest trekking routes in the Annapurna Region and it’s easy enough to be a trekker’s first trek in the Himalayas. Poon hill trail The Annapurna Massif dominates this trek and the opportunity to interact with the friendly locals and learning about their culture is an added bonus. Poon Hill can also claim the title to the best Himalayan viewpoint in the country, a perfect place to see the play of the first morning light on the Himalayas. Poon hill is rich enough on its own hidden treasure of diverse culture and traditions. Trek gradually begins passing through Gurung and Magar villages, Rhododendron, oak forest, birds, hills and landscapes. A great chance to see the several wildlife and science views of Annapurna (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Machhapuchre (6993m) and many others.
2 Everest Base Camp Trek:
Mount Everest is very much popular Peak, having the highest point of world 8848m. Most of the visitors and trekkers include Everest Base Camp in their bucket list for a wonderful memory till lifelong. For those of us who want to experience the excitement of an expedition without the comparative hardship, this Everest Base Camp Trek is the perfect solution. Walk in the footsteps of past explorers, you might also be lucky enough to meet and interact with climbers on the way to lay their claim to the top of the world.
3 Annapurna Base Camp Trek:
Annapurna Base Camp is a classic trek within the Annapurna Sanctuary. Annapurna I at 8,091 m is the 10th highest mountain in the world. It has the distinction of being the first 8,000 m plus peak ever to be submitted. The trek provides stunning views of the Annapurna Range and opportunity to get up close and personal with the local nature and people. The stunning sunrise over the Annapurna Massif is sure to leave you humbled and lifted and is not to be missed. This is a one piece trek along local trails, forests, several villages and landscapes and totally surrounded by enormous glaciers giving you a real experience of Nepalese life and culture. Annapurna base Camp trek passes through diverse geographical and cultural variations with rare of flora and fauna.
4 Annapurna Circuit Trek:
The most popular of the trekking routes, Annapurna Circuit with its outstanding scenery is considered one of the best trekking routes in the world. Due to the geography the Circuit one can experience the climate and cultural diversity available in Nepal; from lush sub-tropical lowlands of the Indian sub-continent to the cold high altitude deserts of the Tibetan plateau. The circuit usually takes about 21 days (3 weeks) to complete the 160-230 km distance. Annapurna circuit Trek opened to foreigners trekkers in 1977 and has been witnessed as a highly demanded and spectacular trekking route in this region.
5 Langtang Gosaikunda Trek:
Lake Gosaikunda (4,380 m) is a popular trekking destination. It is also the source of Trishuli River. Believed to have formed by Lord Shiva’s Trident in the Hindu mythology, the lake is a sacred place of pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists. The lakeside is packed with thousands of pilgrims during the Janai Purnima festival, which usually falls during full moon in August. With proper planning you can experience this incredible occurrence yourself. Another unique way to experience the lake is during winter when it’s frozen (October – June).
6 Manaslu Circuit Trek:
Manaslu trekking is also known as off the beaten trail in Himalayan Kingdom Nepal. Manaslu trek offers a unique opportunity to experience virgin part of the Himalaya. Office since 1991 it was opened as a commercial trek and in recent days this trek many allow limited trekkers in limited number each year. Manaslu trek begin all the way from Arughat and continue to Larkya Pass and cuts behind the Manaslu massif, offering some of the finest trekking trails in the Himalayan Kingdom.
7 Ruby Valley Trek:
The Ruby Valley trek is famous for diverse culture as well as its natural beauty’s. The Ruby valley is newly discovered Trail by the team of TAAN and from Local community of Ganesh Himal. Ruby Valley is one of the best trekking Trail around the Himalaya. Ruby Valley trail is less visited by tourist and still untouched and experienced the genuine Tamang and Gurung Village. On the way of Trail we can have a great scenic view of different Himalayan Range, Terrace, Landscapes and the most valuable place of gems. The Ruby Valley trail offers different Buddhist Monasteries, Hindu Temples, and Pond, Stunning views of Annapurna, Langtang, Ganesh and Manaslu Regions. Even different and rare herbal plants, cheese factory, beautiful landscapes, crystal, ruby and gems, different wild creature with mesmerizing forest are the other attraction of Ruby Valley Trek.
8 Mustang Trek:
Mustang trekking trail is one of the most famous and stunning trails named as “The forbidden kingdom of Himalaya”. Mustang trekking trail was officially opened in 1992 for foreigners. Mustang allows limited numbers of trekkers each year in order to preserve and protect the local ancient style of Tibetan traditional environment. Mustang: “Off The beaten Trek”, A land where the soul of the man is still considered to be as real as the feet he walks on: a land said to be “barren as a dead deer” but where beauty and happiness abound is spite of hardship, was a part of the Tibetan Kingdom of Gungthang until 1830′s. A trek into this flaked forbidden kingdom of arid valleys, landscapes, strong winds, eroded canyons, orchid valley, yak caravans, colorful mud brick houses on the back of majestic mountain of Nilgiri, Tukche, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri makes a great and lifetime memories marking as a special one. Opportunity of trekking in a barren region further Dhaulagiri and Annapurna lead us across the land like the desert, crest, moraine valleys and deep gorges.
9 Everest Three High Passes Trek:
Everest Three High Passes trek lies in the most popular trekking region of Khumbu Nepal and for good reason; it offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the country and hence has become one of the most sought after adventure trips in the world. There are several ways to start this trip of a lifetime. The most common way is by flying to Lukla airport (2800m) and then trekking to Everest Base Camp including three passes and then back to Lukla and flying out to Kathmandu. The Everest Base Camp Trek with three high passes is designed for adventure trekkers. This trek takes you through the most popular villages of the Khumbu region, but includes three challenging high passes on route to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,021ft). The trek also lets you encounter the friendliness local Sherpa people who call this wonderland their home. They have a rich culture and interesting traditions that must be experienced.
10 Helambu Circuit Trek:
Langtang Helambu Circuit trek is a trip with a complete combination of nature, culture and religion which covers all the three different parts of Langtang National Park and they are Langtang valley, Gosainkunda Lake and the Helambu area. Covering sub-tropical to alpine climate zones, Langtang national park inhabits various species of birds so that Langtang Helambu area is known as a bird’s paradise of the Himalayan region of Nepal. Awe-inspiring Himalayan panorama of various places, diversity of wildlife and flora and fauna is the other highlights of this trekking route. Langtang Valley is also known as valley of Glacier, Here the mountain-scape is spectacular. On the other side of valley, mountains rise, soaring into the sky. The valley offers pine forest, slow moving rivers and swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow-capped peaks, grassy downs and meadows strewn with daisies and wild primulas.