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The 15 Most Epic Treks in Nepal

August 5, 2020

The 15 Most Epic Treks in Nepal

Nepal is one of the best destinations for travelers in the world. It is a country filled with adventure activities, multicultural, multilingual, unique traditions, and indescribable Natural reserves.

Nepal is an independent country border with India in the south, east, and west, likewise china in the North-side. However, Nepal is a country trekking, tour, where there are so many beautiful trekking paths.

Many people around the globe, are still unknown where the world’s Tallest Mountain? The world’s tallest mountains lie in Nepal bordering China. Furthermore, Nepal contains more than 1,310 mountain peaks over 5,500 meters.

Therefore, in Nepal, there are various options for travelers, for instance, trekking in the mountains, Hiking, Cultural tours, Wildlife tour, adventure activities, Homestay, and similar Touristic activities.

Probably Nepal is only one country where you can experiences trek in the high altitude area and also chance to encounter various Traditions.  In recent years, because of technology and social sites Nepal becoming a popular country for trekking and travel.

Table of Content-

    1. Everest Base Camp Trekking,
    2. Annapurna Circuit trek/Round Annapurna trek,
    3. Chisapani- Nagarkot Trek,
    4. The Ghandruk trek,
    5. The Sarankot Dhampus Trek,
    6. Langtang Valley Trek,
    7. Manaslu Circuit trek,
    8. Upper Mustang Trek,
    9. Gokyo trek,
    10. Nar Phu valley trek,
    11. Ghorepani Poon hill trekking,
    12. Mardi Himal Trek,
    13. The Khopra Trek,
    14. Annapurna base camp trekking,
    15. Chandragiri day tour.

Everest Base Camp Trekking

Trip facts:

Location:                                East North of Nepal

Trek duration:                    12 days

Difficulties:                          Adventure

Trek start point                Lukla- 2860 m

Trek ends:                              Lukla

Highest altitude:                 5545 m (Kalapathar)

Trek destination:               Everest base camp- 5364 m

Best time:                             March-May & September-November

Documents:                          Sagarmatha National park entry permit. TIMs & Local entry fee at Lukla

Accommodation:               Guest House

Trip Introduction:

The Everest base camp trek is an adventure Journey plus it is the most visited trek on the route of Nepal. The Everest region is located in the eastern part of Nepal bordering China.

Mount Everest is the world’s tallest mountain that is why many people dream to visit at least once in a life.  This trek is a complete moderate to adventure journey in 12 days and the next on this trip you will achieve unique Sherpa cultural experiences and alluring Everest Massif.

There are mainly two options to go to the Everest region. The first option is flying from Kathmandu to Lukla as it is a 30-minute scenic flight and the next is by road drive through Salleri village. The driving option is longer that will take about 18 days.

During your Everest base camp trekking Journey, you will collect many memories such as Historic Monasteries, Tibetan and Sherpa traditions, Khumbu Glacier, Ice-fall, arid alpine zone, and so on….

Everest region is a wide area where there are more than 6 different trails for trekking. If you are short on time, you can customize your itinerary and explore the Everest region that is possible. Next, this trek can be done by helicopter. You can trek 8 days from Lukla till EBC then fly back to Kathmandu on Helicopter.

Highlights

  • Take off and take on at Tenzing Hillary Lukla airport,
  • Trekking experiences in the high alpine zone,
  • Visit Namche Bazaar and Tengboche monastery,
  • Everest view Hotel, Syangboche airport, and Sherpa museum,
  • Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu ice-fall and memorial hill station,
  • Climbing experiences on Nagarjun hill and Kalapathar hill,
  • Get some wonderful Picture at Everest base camp,
  • Warm local food, their hospitality, and friendly people along the trails.

Everest base camp trek itinerary:

Day 01: Kathmandu to Lukla flight than, trek to Phakding (2,660 m) – 30 Minute flight & 3 Hours walk,

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3450m) – 6 Hrs walk,

Day 03: Namche acclimatization day,

Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3890 m) -5 Hrs walk,

Day 05: Tengboche to Dingboche (4360 m) – 5 Hrs walk,

Day 06: Dingboche Acclimatization day,

Day 07: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910 m) – 5 Hrs walk,

Day 08: Lobuche- Gorakshep- EBC than to Gorakshep- 8 Hrs walk,

Day 09: Hike to Kalapathar than retrace step to Pangboche (4210 m) – 7 Hrs walk,

Day 10: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar- 6 Hrs walk,

Day 11: Namche to Lukla- 7 Hrs walk,

Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu.

Annapurna Circuit trek/Round Annapurna trek

Round annapurna trek

Walking along of Marsyangdi River

Trip facts:

Total Trek:                               15 Days,

Best trekking time:              Spring (March-May) & Autumn (September – End November) season,

Highest point:                        Thorong La pass at 5416 meters,

Trek difficulty:                        Moderate to strenuous,

Overnight at                            Tea House/Lodge,

Trek begins from                   Beshi-Sahar,

Trek Ends at                            Tatopani,

Documents:                             ACAP Permit, TIMS, and Insurance.

Trip Introduction:

Annapurna circuit is an amused trek in the central north of Nepal. It is probably the most delightful trail for trekking and hiking in Nepal. The trails take you from sub-tropical forests to the high alpine zone.

Annapurna circuit trek is listed world’s top ten trails for a trekking holiday. There are thousands of trekkers every year trekking on this trail.

The journey of Annapurna circuit trek begins with a bus drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar. It is 7 hours of picturesque drive. Trek in real form starts from Besisahar and ends at Jomsom or Nayapul. It will depend on your time and budget.

However, the Annapurna circuit is a complete trekking path that will take you through the local villages, alongside rivers, farms, alpine forest, Thorongla pass, and view of countless snow cap mountains.

And the bonus of this beautiful trek is every different corner of the trekking trails you have sky touching mountain views. If you have flexible work or planning to trek in this route, you are suggested to visit during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The best trekking time is in the spring and autumn season. Because, you will have stable weather, mild temperature, picturesque landscapes, clears blue skies, less chance of natural disasters, no rain, no snow, and other many merits.

Highlights

  • Scenic local bus drive to Besisahar,
  • Picturesque view of terrace farming,
  • Experience of walk on the proper trekking routes,
  • Get the chance to introduce with, countryside people,
  • Thorong La Pass crossing,
  • Historical Muktinath temple, Kagbeni, Jomsom and Thakali settlements,
  • Kali Gandaki Gorge (Dana) – the deepest gorge in the world,
  • View of Rupche Chhahara (Waterfall), Natural hot spring at Tatopani,
  • Pokhara city tour and scenic drive on a tourist standard bus to Kathmandu.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu,

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani (1960 m) – 10 hrs,

Day 03: Trek from Dharapani to Chame village (2,630 m) – 5 hrs,

Day 04: Trek from Chame to Pisang village (3,300 m) – 5 hrs,

Day 05: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,570 m) – 4 hrs,

Day 06: Acclimatization Day at Manang,

Day 07: Trek Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110 m) – 4 hrs,

Day 08: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,600 m) – 4 hrs,

Day 09: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800 m) via Thorong La Pass (5,416,m) – 8 hrs,

Day 10: Drive from Muktinath to Pokhara, Duration- 11 hrs,

Day 11: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu- 7 hrs,

Day 12: Final Day in Kathmandu.

Chisapani- Nagarkot Trek

Nagarkot hiking

Resting on the way to Nagarkot

Trek facts:

Trekking time:                 3 days

Trek starts:                        Sundarijal Kathmandu

Trek Ends:                         Changu-Narayan

Highest spot:                    Nagarkot at 2175 m

Trek difficulty:                 Easy and very near to Kathmandu

Accommodation:             Hotel and Guest House

Best time of the year:     All year, but Oct, Nov. March, April, and May are the best months

Trek permit:                     You need to buy the Sivapuri National Park permit

Trip Introduction:

In Nepal, there are many people on a short holiday and they just spent time in Kathmandu city without seeing anything. So, Nagarkot Chisapani trekking is a perfect option for those who are short on time and budget. It is a 2-night 3-day trek throughout the Sivapuri hardwood forests and a popular Nagarkot hill station.

Highlights

  • Trek experience in the hardwood forest,
  • Various plants and wilderness,
  • Breathtaking views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal mountain range,
  • Enjoy the freshness after reaching Chisapani hill station and Nagarkot,
  • Outstanding sunrise view from Nagarkot over the Himalayas,
  • Visit Changu-Narayan Temple- The oldest temple of Kathmandu valley,
  • Experience of local guest houses and Food.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive to Sundarijal then a hike up to Chisapani via Mulkharka,

Day 02: Chisapani to Nagarkot via Chauki Bhanjyang,

Day 03: Hike down to Changunarayan temple, then drive to Kathmandu.

The Ghandruk Trek

Trek facts:

Duration of trek:                   5 days

Trek difficulty:                        Easy

Accommodation:                    Guest and lodges

The highest point:                 1940 m

Best time:                                 All year, but Oct, Nov, March, April, and May are the best months

Trek permits:                         ACAP Permit and TIMs card

Location:                                   North West of Pokhara city

Trip Introduction:

The Ghadruk trek is an easy trip that will take you from city life to country life. It is just 3 days short hike from Pokhara. The trail Ghandruk trek is in the open area passes typical houses, terrace farming, and rivers.

The trek starts with a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. We trek from Nayapul alongside Modi Khola into the right valley. The trails are really easy on an off-road and Narrowvillage trail sometimes. However, it is an easy short hike in the Annapurna region.

The Ghandruk is the name of Nepal’s most populated Gurung cast people where there are so many uniqueness to see. The locals are really opened friendly and helpful on this trip. If you have a dream to explore the country-side and also some popular mountains, then Ghandruk short and easy trek would be the best option for you.

Highlights

  • View of crystal clear Modi Khola, terrace farms and surrounding green hills,
  • Spectacular view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) from Birethanti,
  • Trekking experiences in the countryside,
  • Up close Annapurna and Hiunchuli mountain views,
  • Visit Gurung Museum in Ghandruk,
  • Don’t miss the golden sunrise view from the Ghanduk village over Annapurna South and Hiunchuli,
  • View of green rolling hills and peaceful valley.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul then trek to Syauli bazaar,

Day 02: Syuli bazaar to Ghandruk,

Day 03: view sunrise, visit Gurung Museum then a short walk to Siwi, and drive to Pokhara.

The Sarankot Dhampus Trek

Sarankot hiking via Dhampus

At Dhampus Hike

Trip facts:

Trip duration:                       3 days

Highest point:                       1700 m

Trek difficulty:                     Very easy

Accommodation:                Guest House

Best time:                               Sep to Nov & March to May

Permit:                                    No need

Food:                                       Locally made, but various items western and Asian

Introduction:

The Sarankot Dhampus is the nearest easy hike from Pokhara. It is a short trek but the best way to introduce country life and locals within a short time. The Sarankot Dhampus is the two different popular a village in the foothill of the Annapurna region.

The trip is easy and begins with a short drive to Khahare from Pokhara. The trails lead us to steep up to the Sarankot through the local houses and farming. While we are walking towards Sarankot, there are wonderful views behind including Phewa Lake.

On this trek, you just walk 2 short days, but you will get an immense opportunity to encounter local culture. Entire Pokhara valley, world peace Stupa, hardwood forest, some wilderness, and view of entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range.

This short trek is a design for those people who are short on time and dream to see Snowcap mortician views and countryside life.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Hike from Pokhara Khahare to Sarankot,

Day 02: Sarankot to Dhampus village,

Day 03: Dhampus Phedi then drives to Pokhara (850 m).

Highlights

  • View sunrise over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain range,
  • A pleasant walk on the ridge between Naudanda and Sarankot,
  • Trek throughout the local village and get introduced to locals,
  • View of the valley and scenic landscapes.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Khahare then trek to Sarankot,

Day 02: Sarankot to Dhampus,

Day 03: Dhampus Phedi then drive to Pokhara.

Langtang Valley Trek

Trip facts:

Total trek duration:                   7 days,

Trek difficulty:                             Moderate,

Highest altitude:                         4984 m (T-Serko-RI),

Best trek season:                         Spring and autumn,

Accommodation:                        Guest House & Tea House,

Food:                                                 Local, Indian, Western, and Chinese,

Documentation:                         Langtang national park permit and TIMs card.

Trip Introduction:

Langtang trek is a popular short trek and located in the northeast of Nepal. It is a popular short trek near Kathmandu.

Langtang region provides some alternative trekking routes and untouched wilderness but the Langtang valley 7-day hike is the best. In this week’s holiday in the mountain, you obtain various natural beauties and high mountains. For instance, pine forest, Red panda, musk deers, yaks, Glacier of Langtang Himalaya, unbelievable boulders, and other so many natural things.

On this short trek, you will have a chance to see many cultural and natural attractions including the views of Langtang mountain, Ganjala peak, Tserkori peak, and neighboring peaks.

This trek starts from Syabrubeshi after 7 hours of bus drive from Kathmandu and also ends at Syanbrubeshi.

Highlights

  • Environmental Freshness at Syabrubeshi before and after the trek,
  • Trek into the dense forest as it is unique experiences,
  • Visit Langtang Gaun, valley, Kyangin Gompa and Tserkori viewpoint,
  • Incredible sunrise view over entire, Langtang Himalaya from T-Serko-RI,
  • Chance to observe panda, deers, black bear, monkey and other some wild animals,
  • Visit Cheese factories and yak breeding center,
  • Explore local traditions where there is a Well mixture of Tibetan and Tamang people.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi,

Day 02: Syanbrubeshi to Lama Hotel,

Day 03: Lama Hotel to Langtang,

Day 04: Langtang Kyangin Gompa,

Day 05: Hike to the T-Serkori viewpoint, then trek to Lama Hotel,

Day 06: Lama Hotel to Syabrubeshi,

Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu trek

On the way to Larkey pass beyond the Mani wall

Trip Facts:

Trek duration:                    14 days

Best time:                            March to May, September to December

Highest Altitude:               Larkya pass (5,160m)

Accommodation:               Guest House and Lodges

Trek restriction:                 Yes

Documents:                        MCAP, ACAP, and restricted Manaslu permit

Trek difficulty:                  Adventure

Minimum trekkers:          Two

Trip Introduction:

Manaslu is the name of a popular restricted area and name of Mountain furthermore,  it is the best newly registered trekking trails in Nepal. The Everest and Annapurna trekking routes are so busy and popular which means these are crowded. Likewise, the Manaslu circuit trek is less popular and more natural. There are only adventure people in the Manaslu trek. On this trek, trekkers obtain many unspoiled beauties.

The Manaslu circuit trek is an adventure holiday. The route of the trek in just natural, isolated local villages and tropical hardwood forest these all scenario makes your meaningful trekking. The trails lead you to the higher elevation and we pass Larkey as it is the best viewpoint in this trek.

Highlights

  • Bus drive with local people to Aarughat,
  • Introduce with local people and local houses,
  • Close view of green and white Mountains,
  • Trek over the Larkya La Pass- it is the highest point of this trek,
  • Unique trek route throughout the hardwood forest,
  • Varied Biodiversity and pristine wilderness
  • Traditional T-sum Valley Mu Gompa and few other typical villages,
  • Tibetan and local Gurung well-mixed culture,
  • The less touristy and less crowded trails,
  • View of Mount Manaslu, Mount Ganesh Himal, Kali Mountain, and other neighboring peaks.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive to Soti Khola (700 m) from Kathmandu,

Day 02: Trek to Machha Khola (869 m),

Day 03: Machha Khola to Jagat (1,340 m),

Day 04: Jagat to Deng (1860 m),

Day 05: Deng to Namrung (2,630 m),

Day 06: Namrung to Samagaun (3,520 m),

Day 07: Acclimatization at Sama Gaun,

Day 08: Sama Gaun to Samdo (3,860 m),

Day 09: Samdo to Larke Rest home aka Dharmasaala (4,460 m),

Day 10: Dharmasaala to Bimtang (3750 m) via Larke Pass (5,160 m),

Day 11: Bimtang to Dharapani (1,963 m),

Day 12: Drive from Dharapani to Besi Sahar then drive to Kathmandu.

Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek

Beautiful Arid Land – On the way to Upper Loop of Mustang.

Trip facts:

Trek duration:                       14 days

Location:                                 Central north of Nepal and is in Annapurna region

Trek Category:                      Moderate

Accommodation:                 Guest House, Lodges & Hotel

Documents:                            Restricted upper mustang permit, ACAP permit, and Tims card

Minimum:                               Two

Trek restriction:                   Yes

Trip Introduction:

Annapurna region is a huge area where there are many different routes of the trek and Upper mustang is one of them. The upper mustang trek is a restricted area and offers unspoiled natural beauty in the rugged trans-Himalaya,

It is not comparable with other treks because there are so many incomparable things in it. On this trip, you will walk on the arid landscapes, dry air, and treeless alpine zone. The way of living, culture, landscapes, scenery, everything you see on this trek is incomparable this is why it is a restricted path, of the trek.

To begin the trek, We fly from Pokhara to Jomsom then entering to rain shadow area of the Annapurna region. The trails take us slowly into the valley of Budi Gandaki, Kagbeni, and a unique caravan route. On this trip, you definitely don’t miss the real fact of living in the Himalayas. The best part of this trip is Budhhiestchortens, Prayer Flags, historical old Monastery, local farming, soil-painted houses, and Wide Budi Gandaki valley.

Highlights

  • Short and scenic flight to Jomsom,
  • Budi Gandaki river valley, Kagbeni, and few other old villages,
  • Old and historical Lo-Manthang village- the headquarter of Upper Mustang,
  • Mysterious Natural caves and geographical differences,
  • Tibetan Buddhist Culture.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive to Pokhara (850 m),

Day 02: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and Trek to Kagbeni (2,800 m),

Day 03: Kagbeni  to Geling (3,570 m),

Day 04: Geling to Tsarang (3,560 m),

Day 05: Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3,840 m),

Day 06: Explore around Lo-Manthang (3,840 m),

Day 07: Lo-Manthang  to Ghami (3,520 m),

Day 08: Ghami to Samar (3,540 m),

Day 09: Samar to Muktinath (3,600 m) and about one hour drive to Jomsom,

Day 10: Fly to Pokhara from Jomsom.

Gokyo Trek

Stunning Gokyo, Glacier, and Mountain view from Gokyo -RI.

Trip facts:

Trek duration:                10 Days

Location:                          North East of Nepal

Best trek season:           Sep to Nov & March to May

Highest altitude:            5380 m at Gokyo-RI

Trek classification:        Moderate to difficult

Accommodation:           Guest House & Tea Houses

Documents:                     Sagarmatha National park entry permit and Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality

Entrance fee:

Trip Introduction:

Gokyo trek is in the Everest region of Nepal and it is the most visited region for trekking, hiking, and climbing. The Gokyo trek or Gokyo valley trek is a valley with huge Nogjompa Glacier, 5th ice lake, and implausible Viewpoint- The Gokyo-RI.

On this beautiful trail, we pass the pine forest, alpine zone, Gompas, Buddhist Chortens, and crystal clear rivers. Furthermore, if you are lucky, you can also observe some wild animals, for instance, Wild yaks, musk deer, Himalayan Thar, Snow leopard so on.

In the Everest region, the Gokyo valley trek is a popular route. The best part of this trek is to see the icy lake, wetlands, preserved valley, and surrounded massif Mountains. When we reach Gokyo village, you have already breathtaking views of Crystal clear blue lake, Gokyo peak, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Cholatche, Tawache, and many other high mountains.

However, the Gokyo trek is comparatively an easy trek than the Everest base camp route therefore, if you are simply fit and if you have dreams to see mount Everest then this trek is the one for you.

If you are able to extant your time after reaching Gokyo, you can go over the Chola pass then to Everest base camp. It is a flexible route of the trek for trekkers.

Highlights

  • Wonderful short and scenic flight to/from Lukla,
  • Crossing several suspension bridges and rivers,
  • Explore around Namche and Bazaar,
  • Everest view hotel hiking, Sherpa museum, and Mountaineering photo gallery,
  • The 5 icy blue lakes in Gokyo valley,
  • Hike up to Gokyo RI- the popular sunrise and sunset view station over Everest massif,
  • The Nogjompa Glacier, Cho-Oyu mountain, Tawache, and Cholache view.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860 m) then trek to Phakding (2,660 m),

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m),

Day 03: Acclimatization day at Namche,

Day 04: Namche to Dole (4,100 m),

Day 05: Dole to Machhermo (4,400 m),

Day 06: Machhermo to Gokyo (4,750 m),

Day 07: Hike to Gokyo RI (5,380 m) then trek back to Dole (4,100 m),

Day 08: Dole to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m),

Day 09:  Namche to Lukla (2,860 m),

Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu.

Nar Phu Valley Trek

Narphu valley trek

Buddhist Chortens along the trails

Trip facts:

Best season:                   Sep to Nov & March to May,

Restrictions:                  Yes,

Documents:                   RAP, ACAP permits,

Maximum altitude:      5416 m,

Trek total days:             18,

Accommodation:          Guest Houses and Tea Houses,

Trek categories:            Moderate to difficult.

Trip Introductions:

The Nar Phu valley is an incomparable rugged nature trek, located in the Central North of Nepal. It is one of the best Wild restricted area treks in the Manaslu and Annapurna region.

This trek begins from Jagat as it is a part of the Annapurna circuit route. The trails lead us on the Annapurna circuit trek route in the Kyoto village, then towards Narphu valley. The Nar Phu valley is a popular historical and cultural area where, you can see the preserved old Village, culture, medieval Tibetan traditions, and isolated countryside living.

The people of Narphu valley, have their own language, festivals, customs, and living. Thus, this valley is incomparable with other parts of Nepal, plus to enter this village you should make special entry permits.

However, Narphu valley is the hub of old Buddhist culture and a wordless architectural village with sky-touching Mountain views.

Highlights

  • Ancient Buddhist culture and traditions,
  • Arid alpine zone,
  • Soil made well-preserved villages and Monasteries,
  • Mountain Glacier, small cave and canyons,
  • Crosses Throng-La (5416 m) & Kang La (5322 m),
  • Unique Himalayan and Tibetan culture,
  • Finest mountain views of mountain Annapurna, Mt Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, and Tilicho peak.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu,

Day 02: Drive to Koto (8,530 ft / 2,600 m) from Kathmandu,

Day 03: Koto to Meta (11,680 ft / 3560 m),

Day 04: Meta Gaun to Phu Gaun (13,386 ft / 4080 m),

Day 05: Acclimatization at Phu Gaun (13,386 ft / 4080 m),

Day 06: Phu Gaun to Nar Phedi (11,450 ft / 3490 m),

Day 07: Nar Phedi to Nar (13,484 ft / 4110 m),

Day 08: Nar to Ngawal (17,192 ft / 5240 m) through the Kang La Pass (5,240 m),

Day 09: Ngawal to Pisang, then Drive to Besisahar (8,179 ft / 2,493 m),

Day 10: Besisahar to Kathmandu (Drive),

Day 11: Departure day from Kathmandu.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trip facts:

Trek duration: 2,3,4,5,6 (Options),

Highest point: Poon hill- 3210 m,

Best time: Sep to Nov & March to May (but this trek can be done any month in a year),

Trek Category: Simple,

Location: In the Annapurna region (Central Nepal),

Required permit: ACAP &TIMs card,

Accommodation: Guesthouse and Lodges,

Trek start: Nayapul,

Ends at:        Nayapul.

Trip Introduction:

If you are looking for the best short trek in Nepal then Ghorepani Poon hill is the one. It is one of the most visited short treks whereas you have also opportunities to encounter real country life, Mountain views, and wilderness.

On this route, you will be crossing some dense rhododendron and oak forest likewise, two popular Poon Magar and Gurung village. For short-timer people, who love to witness the mountains and country life this trek is the one.

There are alternative options now because of newly-made roads, if you have just 2-day time in Pokhara you can do it, similarly 3 days, 4 days, 5 days whichever days you set on your plan you can do this trek. It is a short trek but no doubt you will collect many memories from Nepal

The best part of this trek is to view the golden sunrise view from Poon Hill. Poon hill is the most popular viewpoint in Nepal. It is located at 3,210 meters only. The entire Annapurna massif is easily visible from here.

Highlights

  • Ghorepani Poon Magar village and Poon hill view station,
  • Natural wonders and splendid sunrise view over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains,
  • Old Ghandruk Village and Gurung Museum,
  • Rhododendron, Fir and Oaks dense forest,
  • Various bio-diversity,
  • Local farming and Modi Khola valley view.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (850 m),

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul next trek to Thikhedunga (1,560 m),

Day 03: Thikhedunga to Ghorepani (2820 m),

Day 04: Ghorepani- Poon hill and Tadapani (2,600 m),

Day 05: Tadapani to Siwi then drive to Pokhara,

Day 06: Drive to Kathmandu.

Mardi Himal Trek

mardi himal trek

On the top of Mardi Himal viewpoint

Trip Facts:

Trek Duration:                        5 Days,

Maximum altitude:               4,260 m,

Best trek seasons:                 Sep to Nov & March to May,

Trek Category:                       Easy to Moderate,

Accommodation:                   Guest House & Tea House,

Trek documents:                   ACAP Permit & TIMs card,

Food:                                          Western and local.

Trip Introduction:

The Mardi Himal trek is a short trek in the Annapurna region. It is relatively a new route of treks. The Mardi Himal trek is a perfect alternative to the Ghorepani Poon hill trek.

The route of Mardi Himal Trek is easy throughout the forest of fir, Rhododendron, and Oak. From Pokhara we drive straight to Kande which is a 40-minute drive then treks begin. It is a 4-night 5-day trek that goes beyond the valley, mountain, cliff, and pleasant mountain ridge.

The next important part of this trek is peacefulness. During this trek, you will definitely experience the unique walking through the forest, but you also get gigantically the opportunity to witness the up-close view of Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiuchuli.

Highlights

  • Real trekking experience in the forest between Deuralivillage and forest camp,
  • Isolated cozy lodges, local food, and warm local hospitality,
  • Mardi Himal high camp and view station,
  • Very close view of Annapurna South, Hiuchuli and fishtail mountains,
  • Stunning view of rolling hills in the south,
  • Tranquility,
  • The natural path walks- off the beaten path.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (850 m),

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara to Kande and hike up to Deurali (2,100 m),

Day 03: Deurali to Rest Camp (2,600 m),

Day 04: Rest Camp to High camp (3,850 m),

Day 05: Visit Viewpoint- 4,250 m then retraces your steps to Rest camp,

Day 06: Rest Camp to Kalimati then drive back to Pokhara,

Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu.

The Khopra Trek

Khopra trek in Annapurna region

Way to Khopra Ridge (Danda)

Trip facts:

Trek duration:                       10 Days

Trek Category:                        Moderate

Accommodation:                  Community Homestay

Best season:                           Autumn and Spring

Permit:                                     ACAP & TIMs Card

Food:                                        Basic served by community lodge

Trip Introduction:

The Khopra trek is a less touristy and lesser-known trails in the foothill of the Annapurna region. The Khopra trek is also known as a Khopra Danda trek and it is a completely peaceful route to witness the magical Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain View.

On this trek, we follow the route through the alpine meadows and hardwood forest. The Khopra trekking is popular for years because of the sacred Khayar Lake and unparalleled views of the Massif Himalaya panorama. The route is filled with isolated hut, some local tea houses, dense forest, and iconic green lawn and hills.

In the Annapurna region, there are several beautiful trails for trekking holidays but Khopra is just unique and wild. If you are happy to walk on the peaceful trails and basic accommodation in the mountain, then Khopra ridge or Khopra Danda trek will be your best destination.

Highlights:

  • Magnificent view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Massif from the top of Khopra ridge,
  • Off the beaten path through the forest of fir, oak, and Rhododendron,
  • Chance to observe wild animals and serene wilderness,
  • Visit sacred Khopra lake.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara- 830 m,

Day 02: Pokhara to Nayapu by car/jeep then trek to Tadapani 1,940 m,

Day 03: Trek Tadapani to Bayeli Kharka 3,420 m,

Day 04: Trek from Bayeli Kharka to Upper Chistibung 2,975 m,

Day 05: Trek from Upper Chistibung to Khopra Ridge 3,660 m,

Day 06: Trek from Day trip to Khaire Lake 4,500 m,

Day 07: Trek from Khopra Ridge (Danda) to Swatavillage 2,200 m,

Day 08: Trek from Swata village to Ulleri 2,050 m,

Day 09: Drive from Ulleri to Pokhara 830 m,

Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (Drive) 1,380 m.

Annapurna base camp trekking:

Trip fact:

Trek duration:                     12 days

Destination:                        Annapurna base camp (ABC)

Accommodation:               Guest House/Lodges

Food:                                      Local, Indian, Chinese, Tibetan, and some westerns

Per day walking:                4 to 6 hours

Start & ending point:       Kathmandu

Highest altitude:                ABC at 4130 m

Best trek season:               Sep to Nov & March to May

Transport:                            Bus, Car& Jeep

Trip Introduction:

In the Annapurna region, the Annapurna base camp trek is one of the popular trails. It is remote trails and natural, where hundreds of trekkers visit every day.

On these remote area trails, we trek beyond the deep valley and bank of the River. There are several dense local villages, for instance, Ghandruk, Chhomrung, Sinuwa but after crossing all of them, we trek through the Exceeding lush green valley and isolated forest. This trek is a perfect combination of a unique blend of culture and beautifully made wilderness.

The Annapurna base camp trek is one of the most visited beautiful trails. It is easy to the moderate category of trek therefore if you are simply fit and optimistic, you can this trek without facing any obstacles.

Though, on this trek, you will achieve so many interesting facts regarding vibrant natural hiking. The most important part of this trip is to witness the sky-touch Mountains happy/friendly locals, Delightful well-managed villages, the lushness of Rhododendron, and the bamboo forest. Additionally, the trek also provides outstanding views of Annapurna South, Annapurna, one, Hiuchuli, Baraha Shikhar, Gangapurna, Annapurna 3rd, and other colossal peaks around.

Highlights:

  • Spend such a Colorful evening in Pokhara,
  • Trek through the green, lush, vibrant forest,
  • Reach Ghorepani Poon hill and enjoy the stunning sunrise view over the Himalayas,
  • Enjoy your walk into the isolated deep valley beyond the river and bamboo forest,
  • Very close Mountain View from MBC & ABC,
  • Try some proper local food made locally,
  • Happy and charming Chhomrung & Sinuwa Village,
  • Be up close of local living, culture, and customs,
  • View the unbelievable sunrise over Annapurna, one, and Annapurna south in the Morning.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (850 m),

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul then trek to Thihedunga (1,560 m),

Day 03: Thikhedunga to Ghorepani (2,820 m),

Day 04: Hike to Poon hill and trek to Tadapani (2,600 m),

Day 05: Tadapani to Chhomrung (2,050 m),

Day 06: Chhomrung to Dovan (2,600 m),

Day 07: Dovan to MBC (3,700 m),

Day 08: MBC to ABC (4,130 m),

Day 09: ABC to Bamboo (2,350 m),

Day 10: Bamboo to Jhinu(1,750 m),

Day 11:  The Jhunu to New Bridge, then drive to Pokhara,

Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Chandragiri day hiking

Trip facts:

Duration:                     4 to 5 hours in Total,

Best time:                    Oct, Nov, March, April, and May,

Entrance fees:             700 Nepali for locals/ 700 Indian rupee for Indians & 23 US for Other Nationalities,

Attractions:                 Bhaleshwor Temple and Magical view of Annapurna, Langtang, and Ganesh Himal.

Trip Introduction:

Chandragiri is the highest Mountain around Kathmandu valley. It is situated 2,520 meters high from sea level. And above it is a fine day tour near Kathmandu and a perfect spot to witness the Himalayas.

This beautiful day trip is suitable for all age people because there are some alternative options. You can go to the top of Chandragiri hill either by cable car or on walking.

Chandragiri hill station is located to the southwest of Kathmandu and it is about 9 km drive from the center.

Especially this short trip is for those people, who don’t have a long time for a hike and have a dream to view the snow cap Mountains.

Kathmandu is a city with more than 4 million people and it is no doubt a crowded city, thus if you want to refresh your mind at least for a day, the Chandragiri hill hiking is the one for you.

The best part of this trip is a magical view of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and Annapurna mountain range, plus the historical Bhaleshowr Mahadev temple on the top of the hill.

Highlights:

  • Kathmandu, Lalitpur & Bhaktapur valley view,
  • 3 hours of the hike through the tropical forest,
  • On the top of the hill visit Bhaleshor Mahadev Temple, as it is a historical place,
  • From the top Witness the mesmerizing mountain views and green rolling hills in the south,
  • Fell the pure air at the top,
  • As an option, you can get into the Cable car.

Itinerary:

8:30 am:                  Drive to Chandragiri hill hiking station,

9.0 am:                     We starts to hike,

12:00 noon:            We reach the top of Chandragiri Hill,

12- 2 pm:                  Our visit to the top, enjoy the view, probably lunch break also then Back to the bottom of the hill by cable car.

2:30 pm: Drive to your Hotel in a private car/jeep.

Note: It is only a day tour in general, but at your request, you can spend the night on the top of the Chandragiri hill station.

Chandragiri day tour Price: It is a day tour only so the average price of this trip per person cost $80 US

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