Nepal is a beautiful and suitable destination for travelers all around the globe seeking adventure and fun. It is a small landlocked country with enriching landscapes, mighty mountains, beautiful hills, rivers, valleys, and alluvial plain lands.
The trekking trails of Nepal attract lots of adventure enthusiasts. Challenging and venturesome trails satisfy your traveling thirst and help to create memories that you will behold throughout your life.
Best Trekking Destination in Nepal 2023
Here, we are going to talk about the best 5 trekking destinations in Nepal.
Everest Base Camp Trek (Best Trek in Nepal)
Have you ever had the opportunity to watch the sunrise over the highest mountain on earth while sipping your tea/coffee? If you like to have such out-of-the-world experience in your life, you must trek to EBC.
The challenging trail to the base camp of Mt. Everest offers you a journey through beautiful Sherpa villages, alpine forests, frozen waterfalls, and glaciers all the way to Kalapatthar from where you can relish the panoramic view of mighty snow-capped mountains like Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tawache, and many more tall peaks in the Everest region.
The journey is full of adventure and fun. Therefore, pack your backs and plan a trip to this beautiful destination to experience the ambiance of mighty mountains.
Everest Gokyo Lake Trek
Gokyo lake trek is also a trekking trail in the Everest region considered as an alternative to the EBC trail. It is a less crowded, off-the-beat, and relatively easier trekking route to Gokyo Lake.
You can watch beautiful glaciers and a framework of high-altitude freshwater lakes along with the spectacular views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt.Lhotse, Mt. Chhoyu, Mt.Makalu. You should also check out this list of all the wheelchair-accessible trails in the USA.
The journey continues and reaches Gokyo valley all the way to Gokyo Ri which is a vantage point that provides the best view of glaciers, lakes, and mountains. Many travelers say that the view from Gokyo Ri is way more beautiful than that from Kalapatthar of EBC. Therefore, if you are looking for a less crowded and easier trail in the Everest region, the Gokyo lake trek is the best option.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
ABC is a famous trekking trail in the Annapurna region of the country. It is a favorite destination for domestic travelers as well as international travelers as it is a cheaper and easier trail compared to EBC. Also, the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking journey through beautiful rhododendron hills, long waterfalls, roaring streams, amazing bamboo forests is unforgettable.
We also get the opportunity to visit beautiful Gurung villages on our journey. Their peculiar traditions and cultures surprise us. The journey continues as we ascend higher and higher until we reach the base camp of beautiful Mt. Annapurna I. The base camp offers a beautiful view of silver-shining mountains like Mt. Hiuchuli, Mt. Machhapuchre, Lamjung Himal, etc. You can enjoy natural hot baths as well. Hence, Annapurna Base Camp will be a suitable destination for you to experience true wilderness.
Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal Trek is another beautiful trekking trail in the Annapurna region. It is a pristine, short, and easy trekking trail where you can visit along with your family. It doesn’t demand extreme physical fitness or effort but rewards you with beautiful sceneries of hills and majestic mountains. The trek starts from beautiful forests full of rhododendron, maple, and oak trees along with amazing waterfalls and rivers.
On the way, you will see beautiful Gurung villages decorated beautifully by Mani walls, praying flags, etc. It goes all the way to the base of Mardi Himal from where you can observe the cluster of beautiful mountains like Annapurna, Macchapuchre, etc. Thus, if you are looking for a beautiful destination in the Himalayas where you can visit with your family, then Mardi Himal Trek is the viable option.
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek is a mystical trek to the mountainous region in Nepal. With this trek, you visit the villages in the upper mustang near the Tibetan border, Lo Manthang ( ancient Kingdom), and know about their culture and traditions. This 18-day long Upper Mustang trek will allow you to have some of the awe-striking views of majestic mountains. Besides, the colorful walls, monasteries, ancient caves have a lot of mysteries covered for you. Visiting the area, you witness the ancient civilization of the real mountain people isolated from mainstream media and modern development.
They have a unique set of rules and follow unique ideas for culture and traditions. You need a special permit for entering the area which should be shown to the police.
The start point of the trekking journey is Jomsom,. After you land here in Kathmandu, you will have a day tour around the city. Then, you will drive to Pokhara through the Prithvi highway.
Enjoying an evening tour sound the Phewa lake, we then take a flight to Jomsom on the next day from where your walking journey will begin.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek (Best Selling Trekking In Nepal)
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is another short and easier trekking trail in the Annapurna region that mesmerizes us with its rewards. The journey starts from Nayapul and you have to climb uphill through beautiful forests, Gurung villages, streams, and waterfalls until you reach the Poonhill viewpoint.
The sunrise and sunset seem so heavenly from Poonhill. Also, you will encounter a cluster of silver-shining snow-capped mountains (Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machapuchrey, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri) and mountain range from this point. Therefore, it will be a suitable destination for you and your family to spend some quality time and create beautiful memories.
If you are an adventure freak looking to have some fun and trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal, then the above-mentioned trails will satisfy your hunger for thrill and fun. Therefore, I suggest you visit these destinations once in your lifetime.