Ever since Nepal first unlocked it’s frontiers to the outside world in 1950s, trekking in Nepal has had an enticing mystical charm for explorers, spiritual devotees, researchers and scholars. Today, the ever increasing flux of foreigners have made Nepal an open book to anyone interested to enrich their knowledge with yet more surprising revelations about Nepal’s long hidden wonders.
Nepal is a landlocked country wedged between the high wall of the Himalaya and the steamy jungles of the Indian plains. Nepal is a land of high walled Himalayas, incredible peaks and ethnic Sherpa’s, Yaks and Yetis, Monasteries and Mantras, Temples and Handicrafts, Festivals and colors, steamy jungles and wild adventures, rivers and great canyons.
Trekking in Nepal is the best way to experience the mythical land of the natural beauty, tallest peaks and mountain ranges. Describing the biodiversity of Nepal, it is the perfect home for the different inhabitants, flourished flora and fauna. There lays many mountain ranges, peaks, snowy rivers, glaciers, flora and fauna. There are many places that can be done as a trek in Nepal trail. Trekking in Nepal is the life time exploit to all the peoples all around the world. Trekking in Nepal is also known as the home of the tallest peaks in the world such as Mount Everest, Langtang valley, Helambu, Makalu, Manaslu, Kanchenjunga, Tsum Valley, Nar Phu Valley and the Arun Valley are the famous mountains to be trekked. The snow-covered mountains are the best known for hiking mountaineering and camping. The best time for trek in Nepal are in between September to November (autumn) and February to May (spring season) during this it has the favorable weather condition for the trekkers. Going through forest seeing wildlife one horned rhino, tigers, snow leopard , deers and other animals will of course be daring and adventurous part. Trekking in Nepal is called to be as the most daring trek all over the world because of its most amazing topography and the longitudes. Environment is also well favored for the trekkers trek Nepal. While on trek in Nepal, you will come across unparalleled natural magnificence. You will also be amazed by the mountainous areas and their fresh air on trek Nepal. So Nepal is well famous for trekkers.
Trek in Nepal is also the religious and cultural experience among the ethics of the people living in the country. The old-world villages and the Buddhist monasteries are the way to be reached the destinations experiencing the old stone aged lives and the cultures. The cultures and traditions of Nepal is widely popular all among the trekkers all around the country. Trek in Nepal is definitely a unique experience and yet the Nepali people are some of the most amazing in the world.
Many visitors to Nepal choose to go “Tea House Trekking”. A Tea House may be anything from an informal Bed and Breakfast to a small hotel. Many of the Tea Houses where trekkers stay are similar to this farmhouse and by staying there you can experience something of how the locals live.
What is trekking ?
Trekking in the Himalaya is a pilgrimage to those long-cherished mountains-a pilgrimage during which one leaves civilization and enters remote lands. Travelling by foot over mountain ridges, crossing deep valleys and sleeping in one village after another . A trekking route follows the paths from one place to another , thus bringing you in direct contact with the simple lifestyle of Nepal –it is one of the joys of trekking.
The routes that traverse glaciers and mountain passes are not particularly difficult except for local variations or areas that are deep in snow. Though trekking in the Himalaya presents difficulties with language and daily customs, it allows one the joys of new encounters and discoveries not to be found in our modern materialistic society.
These treks are put together by us for individuals, small groups of friends, families, who do not want to travel as part of a group with other trekkers. Once clients have an idea of the area and duration of trek they wish to undertake travel agency will provide detailed information as regards to itineraries and quotations.
These treks are joined by individuals from all round the world and normally comprise of between four and perhaps, eight to ten participants but could go upto a maximum of fifteen. These programes of popular and less trekked routes have been put together in order to enable trekkers to join an organized group trek in Nepal.
Grade 1: Trekking in altitudes below 2745 m but entailing a lot of ups and downs walking on mountain trails for 5 to 6 hours a day.
Grade 2: Moderate trekking to altitudes averaging 1,829 m to 3,049 m but possibly including short side trips or pass crossing up to 4,573 m.
Grade 2 / 3: Strenuous trekking to altitudes of 3,049 m to 3,963 m with the possibility of pass crossings upto 5,488 m.
Grade 3 / 4: Rigorous trekking to altitudes above 3,963 m possibly including sustained trekking at altitudes in excess of 4,268 m Excursions, pass crossing or summit climbing of 5,488 m to over 6,404 m. Elementary knowledge of the use of ice axe and crampons is desirable. Some climbing experience may be required for climbing treks.
Main Trek Routes of Nepal
There are numerous standards that may well affect your option of a trek. If you have the time and therefore are in fairly superior problem, the Everest walk-in trek, which enables you a glimpse of each lowland villages also because the substantial Himalaya, is the finest option. If time can be a constraint, verify the different that are less than a week lengthy, or for those who don’t would like to trek to a superior elevation, take a look at the treks detailed underneath reduced altitude treks. Should you be an skilled trekker, and would like to go to one from the newly opened regions of Nepal, including Mustang, have a look at the list of limited region treks.
Arun Valley, Kanchenjunga, Pathibhara
Simikot, Humla, Rara Lake, Upper Dolpo, Lower Dolpo, Upper Mustang
Manaslu, Trishuli – Gorkha, Ganesh Himal, Tamang Heritage Trail, Langtang & Gosaikunda / Panch Pokhari, Helambu, Rolwaling and Gauri Shankar, Chitwan Chepang Hills
Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathar: 2 weeks out of Lukla, 3 out of Kathmandu/Jiri with return flight from Lukla.
Mera Peak: 2-3 weeks out of Lukla, 6500 m. A popular expedition/climb that requires some basic mountaineering skills.
Island Peak: 3 weeks out of Lukla. At 6100 meters, this trek is not for everyone. Although not very technical, it is a demanding snow climb. Views are allegedly everything you could ever dream of.
Gokyo Lakes, Peak and Renjo La: 2 weeks out of Lukla. Highh pass at 5400 m. Lakes at 4800 m, peak at 5500 m. Some lodges along the trail. Great Everest views.
Pikey & Dudhkunda Trail: Both the Chiwong and the Thuptenchoeling Buddhist Monasteries are world renowned, the former famous for the Mani Rimdu Dance Festival, the latter is the biggest monastery in Nepal.
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest base camp trekking is the famous trek done in the land of Himalayas at high altitude. This trek is so challenging, so the number of trekker to Everest base camp is increasing day by day. This trekking route goes through Sagarmatha National park of Everest region. The beautiful ranges of mountain with world’s highest mountain i.e. Mt. Everest can be seen during the trek to Everest base camp. Mt. Pumori, Amadablam and high Himalayas are eample of some mountains. We need to accumulate our self properly because we need to trek at the higher and higher altitude. This trek will give information about the cultivation of Sherpa community people. For the memory of Everest base camp we can take some picture from our camera.
Everest base camp trekking starts with the quick fly over to Lukla land of Himalayas from Kathmandu. Our path goes through Sagarmatha National Park of Everest region. In national park we can see many unbelievable beauty of nature. We will reach many beautiful villages during our trek. Some of them are Phakding, Namche bazaar, Khumjung, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Kalapatthar etc. Day by day we will visit this village viewing the unbelievable views of golden dawn mountain. In our journey we will probably be with Sherpa community people who follow Buddhism and Tibetan culture. So we can also explore the culture and tradition of Sherpa community people. Trekking to Everest base camp is all totally done in high altitude of land of Himalayas so this trek is known as little bit tough trekking. The most favorable season to do trekking in Everest base camp is the time of spring and autumn season. But Nepal Everest Base Camp Treks is always on your front foot to help you by fulfilling your desire to trekking in Everest trekking region.
Gokyo Cho la Pass Everest Base Camp Trek
We will be trekking through various stunning places like Namche Bazar, Chola Pass, Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp. This cho la pass trekking trail was first discovered by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenjing Norgay Sherpa, the first summiteers of Mt. Everest. Gokyo Lake is wonder in itself and cho la pass, Everest base camp makes it an ultimate place to visit in Everest region which has been the paradise for trekkers from all round the world.
We start our Gokyo cho la pass Everest base camp trek after boarding the short flight to Lukla. This trekking trails takes us to the famous view point Kalapathhar and Gokyo ri which offers the spectacular panoramic views of world highest mountain Mt. Everest along with other giant snow-capped mountains. The local Sherpa people will be welcoming us by displaying their culture, beautiful monasteries, and famous places like Namche bazaar, Sagarmatha National park and others. Khumbu glacier and the Khumbu ice fall are another major attraction of this region. The glacial lakes, snow capped mountains, and peaceful environment will surely make you spellbound. It is like no other places on the earth that this Everest region offers.
Trekking in the Everest base camp trek via Gokyo lakes is considered as the strenuous and enduring adventure of 18 days. You must be physically fit and passionate towards trekking in the high altitudes. Join with us and make your adventure holiday in Nepal worth remembering for the long period of time.
Gokyo Lake Trekking
The Gokyo Lake Trekking trail cannot be matched because of its natural attraction and rough enchantment. On Gokyo Lake Trekking trail, there is a strong possibility of encountering the nomadic people and seeing first hand their way of life. The Gokyo Lake Trekking trail experience thus presents trekkers with virgin and uncharted Gokyo trekking trail. The Gokyo Lake Trekking trail also offers trekkers an unlimited assortment of panorama and cultures.
It is because of the unlimited variety on the Gokyo Lake Trekking trail that many visitors like to go on Gokyo Trekking adventure and many will come back for the experience. The Gokyo Lake Trekking trail which is found on the Mount Everest region of Nepal offers trekkers a remarkable and invaluable experience. Gokyo Lake Trekking trail is a chance to experience impeccable snowy summits, antiquated and unsullied villages and the lakes.
The Gokyo Lake Trekking trail requires a good walking experience and the right conditions on the physical level. You will find a quite a genial, simple and sociable people on the Gokyo Lake Trekking trail and will also be captivated by their culture and traditions that are connected to the culture of the people while on Gokyo Trekking.
The Gokyo Trekking trail is an adventure that you will definitely not forget and is quite an enchanting Gokyo trek that has lots to offer to trekkers. Our Gokyo Trekking trails are designed keeping our clients in mind. We are dedicated to making your Gokyo Lake Trekking trail experience a memorable and successful encounter.
Gokyo / Kala Patter / Island Peak
Beginning with a flight to Lukla some time is spent for acclimatising purposes before the long ascent to the Gokyo Lakes area. After climbing Gokyo Ri (17,984 ft / 5,483m) the trek crosses the Cho La (17,777 ft / 5,420m) and then visits the Everest area and ascends Kala Pattar (18,187 ft / 5,545 m). Depending upon weather conditions the Chukung valley can be approached either via Pheriche or over the Kangma La (18,154 ft / 6,100 m). The Island Peak climb (20,008 ft / 6,100 m). is the highlight. Return is via the famous Thyangboche monastery before flying back to Kathmandu from Lukla.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is listed as the most popular trekking. Maximum Nepal visitor’s tourist choice is to visit in Annapurna region. It’s all because of the beauty in this region. Most spectacular sceneries of mountains are Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7939m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna Iv, Machhapuchhre (6998m) and Nilgiri (7041m). We will be pleased by the beauty of this mountain. The best view point in Annapurna region is Poon Hill from where we can see the amazing beauty of nature with cool rising of sun.
The gate way of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is Pokhara. Our trial will be from the villages of Naypul, Tadapani, Ghorepani and Ghandruk. In each village there is unique tradition and culture of people which is unbelievable. Hospitability, unity and friendly behavior among local people can be seen among the people of this region which will make us to visit in this region again. We can see many species of plants and animals which are rare because most of our trial goes through forest. Not only this, the facility of all things in the remote area is so amazing. Annapurna region is only the locality of Gurung and Magar community people of Nepal. The ending point will also be the Pokhara.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is suitable for those who want walk in land of Himalayas in easy way. Month of February, March, April, October, November, December have very clear weather so this month are suitable to do trekking in this area. But Nepal Everest Base Camp Treks is always on your front foot to help by making you to trek in this place throughout the year. We will make your trekking schedule according to your holiday. We will make you provision of good trekking guide and fulfill your trekking.
Dhaulagiri Trek located in the Western Central of Nepal is the toughest but best circuit trek in Nepal with spectacular scenery. During trek you can enjoy beautiful view of Annapurna Range, Machhapuchhre and Mt. Dhaulagiri. Mt. Dhaulagiri is the 7th Highest Mountain in the world with 8,167 meters. You can also visit the world’s deepest gorge at Kali Gandaki River.
Dhorpatan and Dhaulagiri
Lying below the southern flanks of the mighty Dhaulagiri (26,788 ft / 8,167 m) this area offers tremendous variety. Dhorpatan is a green valley west of the Kali Gandaki at an altitude of 9,500 ft / 2,896 m rimmed by wooded hills. The route we use does not go around the mountain but stays at lower altitude.
On return we reach Ghorepani by a seldom used route. Apart from some side trips the maximum altitude reached by the main trail is around 11,550 ft (3,506 m). An ideal winter trek because of clear skies mid November to end December. A spring trek in March / April would have the alternative attraction of flowering.
Annapurna Circuit: In the high season it gets rather crowded and lodges, tea-houses are everywhere.
Jomsom and Muktinath: Muktinath is an important pilgrimage site nestled at 3800 m. It’s on the Annapurna Circuit.
Annapurna Sanctuary and ABC (Annapurna base camp)
Ghorepani, Poon Hill: 5 days out of Pokhara, it reaches 3200 meters and is accessible all year round. Famous for it’s views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and rhododendrons in the spring.
Panchase Peak & Ghandruk: Another holy mountain, this one a couple of days walk west of Pokhara. Ghandruk is 3 days further and it’s home to the Annapurna Conservation Project and a whole lot’a Gurung people.
Royal Trek: With altitude no higher that 2000 meters it’s open all year round.
Siklish, Begnas Lake, Lamjung: one week return trip from Pokhara, 10-12 days through Lamjung to Besisahar.
Alternative for the normal Annapurna Sanctuary trek
This trek is an alternative for the normal Annapurna Sanctuary trek. There are excellent views of Annapurna II and Himalchuli to the east. The Forested hilltop of Korchon at 12,000 ft (3,659 m). is reached in four days from Pokhara and then there is a rough passage to the high ground at 13,450 ft (5,100 m). which is called the ‘Other Sanctuary’. Three or four days are spent in this camp exploring the mountain side towards the foot of Machapuchare going to height of 15,000 ft (4,573 m). Sightings of the large wild goat called the Himalayan thar as well as the magnificent Impehyan pheasant, the national bird of Nepal. The route is best undertaken in the fall upto mid November and in the late spring after mid-April.
Arun Valley – Makalu BC
3 weeks out of Tumlingtar/Khadbari. You’ll get up to 5000 meters and still be 3500 meters short mof the summit! Either go same way back or climb a couple of 6000 m into Khumbu.
Chisapani Nagarkot Trek
Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is a short and easy near Kathmandu valley, the capital city of Nepal. It goes from Sundarijal and hiking up to Mulkharka exploring the local livelihood and hiking inside Shivapuri National park. You’ll see panoramic mountain views of Langtang area, Gauri-Shankar, Everest, Ganesh Himal etc.
In Nagarkot you can see stunning sunrise & sunset view.
Chitwan Chepang Hills
No Himalayas and no higher than 2000 meters so it could be a good winter trekking possibility. Good view of the (distant) Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shankar, Gurja Himal and Manaslu, but the main attraction is the nomadic Chepang people who live as hunters and gatherers. There’s also a fort, a waterfall and some caves along the route together with 400 bird species.
Dhampus Village Trek
Dhampus village trek starts from Pokhara to Dhampus, Sarangkot and Naudanda exploring the ethnic Gurung village. Naturally and culturally enriched Dhampus village with beautiful sunset and sunrise view of the Annapurna ranges etc. Amazing scenes of nature along with wildlife, sights of the Dhampus Peak, Mount Hiunchuli, Annapurna range, Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Machhapuchhre.
The district of Dolpo in north – west Nepal has been closed to trekkers and climbers since 1973. Now the Nepali authorities have declared the area between Jumla and Dhorpatan and even the northern areas of Shey Monastery open to organised treks. This means that places like Tarakot, the Tarap valley, Phoksundo lake and the Kagmara pass are now accessible. Treks from Pokhara to Jumla ( or vice versa ) offer all the attraction of Himalayan trekking with the added bonus of the mountain culture rarely seen.
For the nature enthusiast there is the lure of the Phoksundo National Park the largest protected environment in Nepal. Treks in this areas can also be combined with visits to Lake Rara National Park north of Jumla giving trekkers endless options for long sustained treks in the western mountain system.
Upper Dolpo Trek
Upper Dolpo Trekking leads you to remote and isolated Shangri-la at Shey Gompa known as the Crystal Monastery, which well described on Peter Mattessian classic novel “The Snow Leopard” and this wild beautiful country can be seen in the movie Caravan later changed to Himalaya a French and Nepali ventured film nominated as best foreign film for Oscar Award in 1999. Upper Dolpo Trekking an overwhelming adventure with life time experience exploring amazing and unique landscapes, snow-capped peaks, and visiting ancient Bon culture (pre-Buddhist) which is near to extinct.
Starting and ending of Upper Dolpo Trekking involves a scenic flight both ways to and from Jhupal near Dunai district headquarter of Dolpo region. Our adventure first takes you to marvel the beautiful scenery at beautiful turquoise Phuksumdo Lake and around Ringmo village where you can witness the rare and hidden culture of Dolpo people the highlanders of Western Himalaya. Next part of the adventure leads you to the country of Snow Leopard and Blue Sheep at Shey Gompa, after crossing over high pass Kang-la 5,360 m high. At Shey Gompa exploring around Crystal Mountain and the old monastery enriched with ancient artifacts, statue of Buddha and other great past gurus and lamas.
Lower Dolpo Trek
Adventure around Nepal’s Far Wild North West Himalaya to Lower and Inner Dolpo areas. Exploring ancient Bon and Buddhist cultural villages in the hidden country of snow leopard Trek into Nepal’s largest National Park and around turquoise Lake of Phuksumdo following on an ancient Trans Himalayan Caravan route of Nepal and Tibet.
Two major rivers, the Dorandi and Buri Gandaki course their way roughly north-south through this area and lying to the North-east of the Buri Gandaki is the Ganesh Himal, Paldor a trekking / alpine peak (19,332 ft / 5,894 m) lies to the south-east of the Ganesh Himal leading down to the Tiru Danda ridge. In the spring the rhododendron forests here are a riot of colour. It is possible to link this area with a trek which includes the more well known areas of Langtang, Gosaikund and the Helambu villages lying to the east of the Trishuli River.
Ghandruk is a beautiful place in Kaski, ideal for short and easy trekking in Nepal. It is the second largest settlement of Gurung people in Nepal with wonderful Gurung culture. The Ghandruk village is also called stone village which provides clean stone steps up and downhill. It offers fabulous views of the mountains of Machhapuchhare (6993 m), Annapurna (7219 m) and Himchuli (6411 m). It is more beautiful especially during sunrise and sunsets.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek includes hiking through scattered Gurung settlement villages of Nepal with spectacular sunrise and sunset views. This trek also includes the popular stone stairs of Ulleri village, best panoramic views of Machhapucchre, Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Mardi, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri.
More jungle than mountains but still a rough trail but awesome mountain views before you get too close to the mountain bases.
Mt. Kanchenjunga is the third highest peak in the World with 8,586 meters located at the eastern part of Nepal. Kanchenjunga Trek is a thrilling remote trek less explored and the least known to the world. It is the home of snow leopard, musk deer, red panda etc.
This area has a distinct advantage of easy access from Pokhara. Spectacular views of the Annapuran skyline. Below Lamjung there is an area known as ‘Fairy meadows’ which provides an excellent base for exploration onto a great array of small peaks of 4,878 m to 5,183 m and also some very beautiful lakes. A minimum of fifteen days is a must to explore the area fully. An extension over the Namun Bhanjyang pass (5,153 m) into the Managbhot valley is also possible.
Langtang Valley Trek
Most rewarding trips of the short treks available in Nepal is Langtang Valley Trekking. We can complete our dream project in langtang region very easily. We can reach langtang valley just in few hours of drive. Tibetan culture and lifestyle influence the people of Langtang region. No doubt, Langtang Trek can be the best trip short and sweet trekking in the land of Himalayas. Spectacular alpine scenery, unique culture, tradition and lifestyle, amazing birds and animals in the Langtang National Park, Buddhist Monastery, Tserko Ri is the main theme of doing trekking in Langtang valley.
Rhododendron and bamboo forests with the majestic waterfalls overlooking the sky touching Himalayas can be seen during this trek. Langtang Valley Trekking begins with bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi from where our actual trek begins. Maximum trial of our trek passes through Langtang National Park which is one of the most popular national parks in the country. This national park is famous especially because of its rich flora and fauna. Here you get the chance to spot some of the interesting rare animals and birds including Musk Deer, Lophophorus (Danphe), and the national bird of Nepal, Pika, with various species of Monkeys.
Langtang & Gosaikunda / Panch Pokhari
Third most visited, after Annapurna and Everest. Fairly easy, not too crowded, especially the Gosaikunda lake area (4400 m) which is arguably the most scenic. Langtang Valley has lodges every hour or so all the way to Kyanjing Gompa (3900 m), the Gosaikunda trail has fewer, but still enough for short days. Gosaikunda features the annual Janai Purniam festival and from there, you can walk back to Kathmandu in 2-4 days.
Lake Rara Trek
This trek begins by flying Kathmandu / Nepaljung, overnight in a hotel followed by another flight to Jumla. The trek will first visit the beautiful Rara lake before turning south through this rarely trekked country and ends at he roadhead at Surkhet.
Long isolated and forbidden from the outside world, Mustang is situated in the Trans-Himalayan region to the north of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. This fakled kingdom which has its own distinctive culture and tradition so rich and unique has recently been opened for limited numbers of trekkers. Mustang whose fortified capital is Lo Manthang, is one of the four remaining principalities in Nepal is ruled by a religious king. Mustang only finally acceded to modern Nepal in 1946.
Untouched by modern civilisation life in Mustang goes on at it has for centuries in an unhurried pace. A trek into this region of Nepal is an experience of a life time.
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang is located north-west of the Annapurna range and is a semi-arid desert similar to what you can see in Tibet. The kingdom of Mustang is a high plateau standing at an average altitude of 4000m and was independent a few decades ago. As we are getting close to the highest point of the trek, you’ll be just a stone’s throw of Tibet.
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek is a delightful experience with a blend of scenery, culture, wildlife, beautiful villages Samagaon, Samdo and incredible panorama of mountains predominantly the Manaslu. It offers fantastic views of the Annapurna area, stunning flora and fauna. The total distance of the Manaslu Circuit is about 177 km (110 miles) which may take 13 to 17 days to complete and follows an ancient salt–trading route along Budhi Gandaki river. While trekking around the wonderful Manaslu Circuit, you will come to feel the unspoiled Nepali and Tibetan villages through the remote Himalayan paradise. The blend of awesome Hindu middle hills, Manaslu Himal and surrounding peaks make the trek one of the most fascinating treks ever. Not only that, but also one of the most challenging treks in Nepalese Himalayas. Most of the trekkers do this trip via Larkya La Pass then over in Besishahar but some trekkers continue their trek to Annapurna Circuit or Tilicho Lake or Narphu Valley as well as Rupinala Pass. Manaslu Trekking is one of the finest tourist packages of Nepal. The Manaslu Region consists of varieties of cultural diversities, high altitude romantic glacier lakes, natural scenery of the majestic Himalayan ranges, and fascinating flora and fauna. All of these natural and cultural features of this region made it one of the most popular tourist destinations actually. We can organize this delightful adventurous trekking package in camping basis or tea-house basis both. We recommend tea-house basis trekking for those tourists who are in small groups. We welcome you here in Nepal for Manaslu Trekking.
Manaslu / Dudh Pokhari
This is remote rugged country that lies on the southern and eastern flanks of the Manaslu range. Treks can start from the Marsyangdi valley or Gorkha ascending through fine forested country to the Dudh Pokhari lake area. Time Permitting the remote Rupina La pass can be crossed dropping down the northern side to the Chuling Glacier and then turning east through the steep forested upper reaches of the Darondi Khola before turning south towards Gorkha.
Makalu Trek is a remote route, an ideal choice for trekkers. Mt. Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world. During this trek you can witness the rural life, culture, panoramic views of Everest, unique flora and fauna in Makalu Barun National Park.
Makalu Base Camp
This is an extremely remote and excellent trek leading upto the Arun Valley which is renowned as the last stronghold of the eastern Himalayan ecosystem. It is best undertaken between October and late November before early winter snow cuts off access to the base camp area.
A quick ascent from the Pokhara Valley brings you to Odane Hill 8,000 ft (2,440 m) which is covered in rhododendron forest on the ridgeline to Machhapuchare. On days 3 and 4 altitudes of 12,000 ft (3,660 m) can be reached as the ridge is followed to the high pasture at the foot of the south face of Machhapuchare (22,950 ft / 6,997 m). The return is via the farming village of Ghachok, the hot springs at Diprang Bridge and through the superb gorge of Seti Khola.
Nar Phu Valley Trek
Nar Phu Valley Trek starts from Besisahar and the village lies on the northern side of the Manang. During this trek you’ll see stunning view of Annapurna Range, Mount Manaslu and Dhaulagiri.
The Pathibhara Devi shrine is a pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists alike.
This four day Pokhara based trek takes us along the heavily forested ridges to the south of the Phewa Tal lakes generally trekking at higher altitudes (5000 ft to 7,000 ft / 1,500 m to 2100 m.). The ideal period for this trek is from mid November through to mid May. Exceptionally outstanding views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu and Himalchuli. In the spring abundant bird life and spring flowers including Himalayan rhododendron and giant white magnolia will add to the interest.
Rolwaling and Gauri Shankar
Get up close and personal with Gauri Shankar (7130 m) and glacial lakes. Good view of Everest etc. Unspoiled landscape.
The Milke Danda Ridge
The Milke Danda Ridge provides an excellent trek. Trekking to altitudes of up to 4,473 m. the route goes through Rai and Limbu villages, fine forest and high open grazing areas. Outstanding mountain views in the autumn and winter are replaced by beautiful flowers and rhododendron forest in bloom in the spring.
From here one can return to Pokhara down the Marsyangdi or continue across the Thorong La pass on the Annapurna Circuit.
Trishuli – Gorkha
The easy way: 4 days along the route that Prithvi Narayan Shah took in 1768. Apparently has village lodges and stays under 2000 m all the way.
North of Gorkha
This is a fine trekking country lying between the Marshyangdi river on the west and the Trishuli river on the east. Two major mountain ranges dominate the area which includes Manaslu (26,752 ft / 8,156 m), Peak 29 (24, 646 ft / 7,514 m), Himalchuli (25, 889 ft / 7,893 m) and the four peaks of Ganesh Himal (24, 292 ft / 7, 406 m), Situated above the Dorangdi river in the southern foothills of this area lies the old hill capital of Gorkha . This is an excellent start and finish point for many treks in this generally little trekked area.
It combines the best possible attractions of magnificent mountain views, fewer trekkers and villages of the Gurkha soldiers of Nepal. A ten day trek north of Gorkha is an ideal winter trek at altitudes between 3000 ft – 10,000 ft / 915 m – 3,048 m.
A trek in Nepal is really a special and fulfilling mountain vacation. If you have the time and power to trek, do not skip the opportunity to depart Kathmandu and see the spectacular elegance and also the distinctive culture of Nepal. Fortunately for the visitor, you will discover nevertheless only a number of roads extending deeply to the hills, so the only strategy to truly pay a visit to the remote areas with the kingdom is within the slowest and most intimate method – walking. It requires much more effort and time, however the rewards are also higher.
As opposed to zipping down a freeway, racing towards the next “point of interest,” each step provides new and intriguing viewpoints. You might perceive your day as an entity rather than some highlights strung collectively by a ribbon of concrete. For the romanticist, each and every phase follows the footsteps of Hillary and Tenzing along with other Himalayan explorers. If you have neither the persistence nor the physical stamina to go to the hills of Nepal on foot, a helicopter flight provides a substitute.
Isolation is usually a essential aspect of any wilderness encounter but in Nepal it’s impossible to obtain completely away from men and women, except for brief times or at really high elevations Though trekking you may begin to see the good diversity of Nepal. Villages embrace a lot of ethnic groups and cultures. The terrain adjustments from tropical jungle to great glaciated peaks in only one hundred fifty km. From the start off, the towering peaks from the Himalaya present one from the highlights of a trek. As your plane methods Kathmandu these peaks appear to be modest clouds around the horizon. The mountains grow to be extra definable and seem to succeed in extremely hard heights as you get nearer and lastly land at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan Airport.