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The 5 Best Places to Visit in Nepal

August 1, 2019

The 5 Best Places to Visit in Nepal

Nepal is widely regarded as the ultimate destination for hiking, trekking, adventure, and cultural experiences. The country’s diverse landscape offers an opportunity to participate in ethnic and cultural festivals, providing cherished memories.

Over the past few years, Nepal has become a popular destination for adventure enthusiasts, offering short hikes, moderate treks, and challenging activities. Despite its small size, Nepal is home to some of the world’s tallest peaks, including Mount Everest (8848m), and is also the birthplace of Lord Buddha. This makes it an ideal destination for religious travelers and adventurers alike, with a range of wonderful destinations to explore even with limited time and budget.

Table of Content

1. Annapurna circuit trekking/Annapurna round trekking

  • Trekking routes
  • Facts of trekking
  • Introductions
  • Itinerary
  • Food & Accommodations

2. Everest bas camp trekking,

  • Trekking routes
  • Facts of trekking
  • Introductions
  • Itinerary
  • Food & Accommodations

3. Ghorepani poon hill and Ghandruk trekking

  • Trekking routes
  • Facts of trekking
  • Introductions
  • Itinerary
  • Food & Accommodations

4. Short Everest trekking

  • Trekking routes
  • Facts of trekking
  • Introductions
  • Itinerary
  • Food & Accommodations

5. Annapurna Base camp trekking

  • Trekking routes
  • Facts of trekking
  • Introductions
  • Itinerary
  • Food & Accommodations

1. Annapurna circuit trekking/Annapurna round trekking:

Annapurna Circuit Trek 15 days
On the top of Thorang-la Pass

Trekking route: Kathmandu – Besisahar- Chame – Manang – Thorong phedi – Thorong la pass – Muktinath – Jomsom – Tatopani – Phokhara – Kathmandu

Trek outline:

Total trekking duration: 15 Days

Trek restrictions: No

Maximum altitudes: 5,416 m at Thorong-la Pass

Accommodation: Tea House and Lodge

Trek category:  Moderate

Best Trekking season: Spring (March – May) & Autumn (Oct – Nov)

Essential entrance permit: Annapurna conservation area permit and TIMS card


The Annapurna circuit/round trekking is one of the most visited and amusing trekking in the mid-section of Annapurna trekking region. This trek begins from Kathmandu by 7 to 8 hour drive to Besisahar than ascending up to Thorong la pass (5,416 m).

The most delightful Annapurna circuit route takes you from lower loop of Annapurna to the alpine forest area then to the world’s popular high pass. The route of this trekking everyday provides you such a magical Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Nilgiri view. It is about 2 week trekking around Annapurna region from very low altitude to the high this is why you will get immense opportunities to explore various cultural villages, local farming, temples, Gompa and Tibetan influenced by Buddhist Curtain.

The entire trekking route of Annapurna circuit is about 165 to 230 km, as there are few options, taking longer itinerary is about 230 km and short one is 165 km. it is listed quite often as a world’s best longest trekking route

Trek Highlighst:

  • Visit Historical and cultural village,
  • Crossing Thorong La Pass(5,416 m)
  • Walk along Kali Gandaki Gorge(Dana)- deepest in the world
  • Best Hindu pilgrims site Muktinath temple and Kagbeni
  • Enjoy the view of Rupse Chhahara(Waterfall),
  • Tatopani  Natural hot spring,
  • Exotic Kaligandaki valley view,
  • Off road driving experience

Annapurna Circuit Trekking:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour and trek arrangement,

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syange / Jagat (1340 m)

Day 04: After breakfast trek from Syange / Jagat to Dharapani (1960 m): 6-7 hours Walk

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2630 m): 5 hours walk

Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3210 m): 5 hours walk

Day 07: Pisang to Manang (3540 m): 6-7 hours walk

Day 08: Resting day at Manang for Acclimatization(3540 m)

Day 09: Manang village to Ledar (4250 m): 3-5 hours Walk

Day 10: Trek from Ledar to Thorung Phedi (4400 m): 2 hours walk

Day 11: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3800 m): 6-8 hours walk

Day 12: Muktinath  to Tatopani (1190 m) by Jeep: 6-8 hours.

Day 13: walk from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2775 m): 7-8 hours walk

Day 14: Ghorepani to Thikhedunga/Hille (1560 m): 5 hours walk

Day 15: Trek to Nayapul via Birethanti than Drive to Pokhara: 3 hours walk & 1 Hrs Drive

Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 25 minutes flight or 7-8 hours’ Drive by Bus.

Day 17: Final Departure

Food & Accommodations

Annapurna circuit trekking is a tea house/lodge base trekking, which means you don’t need to carry tent and related things, as they provides you private room in general with two separate beds. If you are budget trekkers then you can share the room with other trekkers otherwise you can have private rooms got two bed, tea table, well insulated walls, windows , doors comfortable mattress. There is only limit electrical power in the lodge hence, in your room there are no place to charge but at the dining hall is plug to charge.

Food is another important thing during the trek. Around the circuit trek, each and every single village you can eat food allowing to the menu. You can choose quite some different foods such a local food, Tibetan food, Chinese, Italian and Indian. The range of price per meal cost 4 to 10 USD, Similarly the accommodation cost about 3 to 10 USD per room (got two bed in it)

2. Everest Base Camp Trekking:

Low Cost Everest Base Camp Trek
Low Cost Everest Base Camp Trek

Trekking route: Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding-Namche-Tyangboche-Dingbcohe-Lobuche-EBC& Gorakshep- Pheriche-Namche- Lukla and Kathamndu

Trek Major Facts:

Trek starts & Ends: Kathmandu & Lukla

Flight duration: 30 Minute

Maximum & Minimal altitude: Kala pathar(5550 m) & Phakding(2660 m)

Destination: Everest base camp.

Maximum Elevation: 5600 meters, Kala Patthar

Best trekking Season: March-May & October-November

Total trekking: 11 Days

Essential entrance fees: Sagarmatha national park permit & Tims


Everest region is world tallest mountain region with the altitude of 8848 m- The Mt. Everest. It is Nepal’s most visited trekking route in the Himalayas. The peak trekking season from late September to Early December and March to end of May there are thousands of trekkers fly in to Lukla than trek to Everest base camp.

It is about 12 days trekking go and back from Kathmandu taking both way flight-Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu There are no roads from Kathmandu to Lukla therefore to save your time and energy you are suggested to take a flight and enjoy your holiday in the area of massif mountains.  According to the research that the number of Everest base camp trekkers is about 35, 000 each year.

Trek to base camp of Mt. Everest goes beyond the green lush valley and Dudh Koshi River upwards to Beautiful Sherpa village- Namche Bazaar (3450 m), As it is a central point of Khumbu region. It is where most of the trekkers stay two nights for acclimatization then they trek continue up to Tyangboche, and Dingboche. Dingboche is another place where about 90 % of trekkers spent two night for acclimatize. The next two days trek takes you to Everest base camp via Gorakshep.

After the wonderful moment at Everest base camp, we retrace the steps downwards to Pheriche , like wise Namche, than trip ends at Lukla. It is truly a magical trekking spot that you can’t compare with any other trekking trails in the world.

Trek Highlights:

  • Scenic short Lukla flight,
  • Visit Well managed Lukla and Namche Bazaar,
  • Sherpa museum & Photo gallery at Namche,
  • Visit Tyangboche is large Monastery of khumu,
  • Pleasant hike up to Nagarkhan Hills near Dingboche,
  • Everest base camp(5364 m) & Kalapathar,
  • Eye catching up close view of Mt. Everest and other mountain panorama from kalapathar
  • Sherpa people and their traditional way of farming,
  • Mountain goat and musk deer chances to see

Everest base camp trek Itinerary:

Day 01: Reach Kathmandu city (Capital of Nepal)

Day 02: Flight to Lukla (2860 m/9383 ft) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m/8,727 ft),

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450 m/11,318 ft),

Day 04: Namche bazar Acclimatization Day and explore the Hillary exhibition center,

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3,890 m/12,762 ft)

Day 06: Early walk from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,304 ft)

Day 07: Dingboche Acclimatization/Rest Day & Hike up to Nangarkhan hill for the magical view,

Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910 m/16,108 ft),

Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180 m/16994 ft) & Ascend Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft),

Day 10: Visit Kalapather (5550 m/18208 ft) and Descend to Pheriche (4280 m/14,041 ft),

Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazar (3450 m/11,318 ft),

Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2650 m/8,727 ft),

Day 14: Phakding to Lukla (2860 m/9,383 ft))

Day 15: Early morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

3. Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking:


Trekking route: Kathmandu- Pokhara- Nayapul- Ulleri-Ghorepani-Poon hill- Ghanruk- Nayapul – Pokhara – Kathmandu

Fact of trekking:

Trek begins: Nayapul

Trek ends: Nayapul

Trekking days: 4 Night 5 days

Trek distance: 130 km

Destination: Poon hill (3210 m)

Best trekking season: Best Trekking season: Spring (March – May) & Autumn (Oct – Nov)

Highest point: Poonhill(3210 m)

Accommodation: Tea House/lodge


The Ghorepani poonhill trekking is one of the best stress-free short tea house trek in Annapurna region, located in the mid-west north of Nepal. It is easy and flexible trek, that can be done within 3 days too , since few years because of road access until Ulleri village.

Ghorepani is well suited short hike for those, trekkers who are short on time and also budget. If you are simply fit and able to walk about 4 to 7 Hrs a day then it is just piece of cake for you. If you are following the itinerary on day 2nd you reach at Ghorepani already from where you can enjoy the greatest Himalayan panorama including 7th highest mountain (Dhaulagiri-8167 m) and Other so many pristine mountain view.

It is a short Tea House base trekking but you can still explore the fascinating local culture, local people, and diverse ethnicity. Unique walking experiences in the forest, 360 degree views from Poonhill.

However, it is a short tea house/lodge base trek but provides you various knowledge about  Culture, Nature and remote life styles. It is 4 night 5 days trek and about 130 km if you are fooling the usual itinerary.

Trek Highlights:

  • Driving along Trisuli river and valley,
  • Visit around Pokhara- a city of lake,
  • Poon Magar museum at Ghorepani & Gurung museum at Ghandruk,
  • Enjoy the magical Sunrise view from Poonhill,
  • Local houses and peoples,
  • View of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna south, Nilgiri and other many mighty peaks,

Ghorepani Poon hill and Ghandruk trek itinerary;

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300 m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (823 m/2,700 ft)

Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul than trek to Ulleri (2050m/6725 ft): 1.30 hrs drive & 6 hours walk

Day 04: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750 m/9,020 ft): 4 – 5 hours trek

Day 05: Hike to Poon hill and Trek to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) 6 – 7 hours

Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Syauli Bazaar (1200) via Ghandruk (1940 m/6360 ft): 4- 5 hrs walk

Day 07: Trek from Syauli Bazaar to Nayapul than drive to Pokhara: 1 hours trek and 1:3 hrs drive

Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 09: Final Departure

Foods & Accommodations:

Gorepani Poonhill and Ghandruk is a short tea house trekking which means each day of the trek we are staying at lodge where they provide us foods, basically they will serve Indian, Nepali, Chinese, and western foods. They have menu and verities of foods with prices on so you can choose your meal and order yourself because there are no waiters.

The price of good in Ghorepani trek is relatively cheap than other parts of trekking in Nepal.

 The average price of foods from 3 to 10 USD per meal likewise the tea house accommodation cost 2 USD up to 10 USD, depends on the standard of tea house.

Trekking in high season in this area especially at Tadapani you should reserve your accommodation before 1 or 2 days at least otherwise you can’t get the place to sleep as they have only 7 small lodges at this area.

4. Short Everest trekking

Trekking route: Kathmandu – Lukla – Namche – Tyangboche – Namche -Lukla – Kathmandu

Facts of trekking:

Trek begins: Kathmandu

Trek ends: Lukla

Destination: Tyangboche (3890 m)

Trek duration: 6 Days

Maximum height: 3890 m

Accommodation: Lodge/ Tea house


Short Everest trekking is also known as a Everest panorama trek. It is 6 days trekking Everest. The beauty of this short Everest trek is to explore and enjoy the view of highest peak of the world. Especially who are very short on time but dream to see the Mt. Everest then this trek is the best one for you.

In this beautiful short trek, we follow the popular Everest trekking route along Dudh loshi river, passing local Sherpa villages (Chheplung,Ghat, Dhadokoshi, Phakding & Many more) then to Namche Bazar(3450 m). it is a center hub of Khumbu and only one gate way of Everest region trek.

From Namche, the short hike takes you to the Everest view hotel, that will rewards you  with up close view of Mt. Everest, Lotse, Nuptse, Ama Dabla, Thamserku and other many surrounding Himalayas.

Moreover, short Everest trekking lastly goes until Tyangboche the next day of Namche. It is situated on the massif hill side and the view of Mt. Ama Dablam is just indescribable including Mt, Everest .This trek does not have alternative ways to go back which means retrace your steps back to Lukla via Namche than fly to Kathmandu.

Short Everest trek Itinerary:

DAY 1: Arrival Kathmandu (1350 m).

DAY 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing.

DAY 3: Fly to Lukla (2860 m) and trek to Phakding (2660 m).

DAY 4: Trek to Namche Bazar (3450 m).

DAY 5: Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3450 m)

DAY 6: Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3890 m),

DAY 7: Trek to Namche Bazar,

DAY 8: Namche to Lukla,

DAY 9: Fly back to Kathmandu

DAY 10: Departure to Airport.

Highlights of Short Everest trekking:

  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu scenic flights,
  • Beautiful Dudh Koshi valley
  • High suspension bridges,
  • Namche bazaar & Sherpa museum
  • Tyangbcohe Monastry & Everest View Hotel

Food & Accommodation:

Foods and accommodation during short Everest trek is cheap. The cost of one main course food is about 8 USD and accommodation cost 5 USD UP TO 40 USD , it depends on the standard of Lodge and Hotel.

The lodges, you are staying during the trek provides the food. The continental Chinese, Indian, local and Tibetan foods are generally provided from the lodge.

5. Annapurna base camp trekking:

Trekking Route:   Kathmandu – Pokhara – Jhinu danda – Dovan – ABC – Sinuwa – Siwi-Pokhara – Kathmandu.

Fact of trekking:

Trek begins: Nayapul

Trek ends: Pokhara

Highest point: ABC (4160 m)

Destination: Annapurna base camp (ABC)

Accommodation: Tea house/lodge

Best season: Spring (March to May) & autumn (Oct-Nov)

Trekking duration: 8 Days


If you want to see the high mountains from the very short distance then Annapurna base camp is the one for you. Annapurna base camp is also known as an Annapurna sanctuary, takes 8 days minimum following the short cut way through the Modi river valley.

The beauty of high mountains, landscapes, countryside living, farming, terrace field of millet and paddy summaries the Annapurna base camp trek. It blends mostly the beauty of local cultural villages and Incomparable Natural scenery.

Additionally, this trek can be extended up on your time. If you are not limit on time then you are highly recommended to go through Ghorepani Poon hill that will show you even more interesting parts of the region and different perspective of views.

Trek Highlights:

  • Visit Pokhara,
  • Trekking experiences through the remote houses,
  • Waterfalls and river valley view,
  • Hot spring at Jhinu Danda,
  • Well-made stone steps,
  • Beautiful Chhomrung village- A gate way of ABC trek,
  • MBC & ABC
  • Huge Glacier near Annapurna mountain,
  • Sunrise and sunset view from ABC

Outline Itinerary of Short 8 days Annapurna Sanctuary Trek:

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m/4,264 ft)

DAY 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing visit

DAY 03: Drive to Pokhara (8,27 m/2,700 ft)- 7 hrs drive

DAY 04: Trek to Chomrong (2,170 m/7,120 ft)– 06 hrs.

DAY 05: Trek to Dovan (2,430 m/7,972 ft) – 06 hrs.

DAY 06: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m/1,3549 ft) – 04 hrs.

DAY 07: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1760 m/5770 ft) – 05 hours.

DAY 08: Trek to Pothana (1,890 m/6200 ft) – 05 hrs.

DAY 09: Trek to Dhampus Phedi and drive back to Pokhara.

DAY 10: Drive back to Kathmandu.

DAY 11: Departure toward home bound.

In conclusion, Nepal is a country filled with stunning natural landscapes, vibrant cultural experiences, and thrilling adventure activities. From the towering peaks of the Himalayas to the bustling streets of Kathmandu, there is no shortage of incredible places to visit in Nepal. Whether you’re seeking a spiritual pilgrimage to holy sites, an adrenaline-filled trekking expedition, or a peaceful getaway in nature, Nepal has something for everyone.

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