If you are planning for a trekking in Nepal or looking for adventure activities in the Himalayas then keep scrolling to know more. In this article, I am going to explain about popular trekking destinations in Nepal for 2021.
1. Everest Base Camp Trek
Basically, there are two base camps of Everest: One in Nepal known as South base camp(5500m) and another in China known as North Base camp(5200m). You can start your exploration either from the Nepal side or from the China site. For trekking to the Nepal side, Tenzing Hillary Airport(Lukla Airport) is a starting point of the trek. After scenic flight to Lukla, The trail of EBC passes through Phakding-Namche Bazaar-Tengboche-Dingboche-Lobuche-Gorak Shep with mesmerizing views. On this journey, hikers could get the opportunity to explore Sherpa Culture, their lifestyle and traditions. Everest Base Camp Trek route passes through several monasteries including Tengboche, Lobuche and Pangboche. Among them, Tengboche is the highest and oldest monastery of Khumbu region.
2. Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek is a popular trekking route of the Annapurna region which offers the mesmerizing views of Annapurna Massif. Every year thousands of trekkers visit this route as being a vantage trek in the world. Usually, Trekkers start their journey of trek from Besisahar and end at Pokhara. Round Annapurna trekking trail passes through Besisahar- Sayang- Dharapani- Manang- ThorangLa- Muktinath- Jomsom- Tatopani or you can go Ghorepani- Poon Hill- Ghandruk and end the trek in Pokhara. You will be passing through an alpine forest with a stunning landscape. This hiking trail is a home of various communities like Gurung, Brahmin, Chettri, Magar and Tamang with their unique cultures. On this trek hikers could see the glorious Himalayas, Kali Gandaki Gorge(world’s Deepest Gorge ), Marsyangdi river, Semi- deserted area, and many more.
3. Langtang Trek
Langtang trek is another popular trekking route in Nepal. This hiking route start from Syabrubesi after a couple of hour’s drive from Kathmandu. In the Langtang region, there are other trekking routes like Gosainkunda, Tamang Heritage that you can combine with Langtang Valley Trek. Langtang region is a home of Tamang, Buddhist and Tibetan People. This hiking trail is popular for Hindus and Buddhist prayer.
Gokyo lake trek is a one of the most popular, challenging and satisfying trek destinations of Nepal. This hiking trail is popularly known as the alternative of the traditional Everest Base Camp Trek. Gokyo lake is at 4700 to 5000 meters elevation in Gokyo Valley of the Khumbu region. Gokyo is also known as the world’s highest freshwater lake and sacred to both Buddhist and Hindus.
5. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani poon hill trek is another popular hiking route of the Annapurna Region. This trekking is popular as a Annapurna Panorama Trekking as well. This is a short trek that can be completed within a week. Hikers could see stunning sunsets and sunrise views during their hike. The elevation of the Poon Hill is at 3210 meters which offers panoramic views of Annapurna Ranges.
6. Kanchenjunga Trek
Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain having 8586 meters height. Kanchenjunga is on the border of Nepal and India. Among five peaks in Kanchenjunga, three peaks(Main, South and Central) are directly on the border and the remaining two are in the Taplejung District of Nepal. Trek can be done from both sides to see glorious Kanchenjunga. Talking about the Nepal side, trekkers can do two base camps: Kanchenjunga South Base Camp and Kanchenjunga North Base Camp. It will be around three weeks hiking towards eastern Nepal.
Annapurna Base Camp is popularly known as Annapurna Sanctuary. Annapurna Sanctuary lies 40 km straight to Northern Pokhara. Annapurna Base Camp trek starts from Pokhara and also ends at Pokhara. The hiking trail passes through snow capped mountain views with stunning landscapes. You could see the settlement of Gurung and Magar people with their unique clothing, food, and language.
8. Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu is the eight highest mountain at the elevation of 8163 meters above sea level which is in the Gorkha district of Nepal. Manaslu Circuit trek will make you feel very wonderful and memorable. Hiker could see majestic views of Manaslu, Shringi Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Boudha Himal. This hiking trail passes through a local village, alpine forest and the difficult pass of Manaslu: Larke La Pass.
9. Mustang Trek
Geographically, Mustang is 2500 meters to 4000 meters from sea level which is a remote village with Tibetan culture. The Mustang has two parts for hiking: one is Upper Mustang and other is Lower Mustang. During the Mustang trek, all the hikers go through the Highest Buddhist Kingdom(Lo-Manthang) and the world deepest canoy Kaligandaki. Hiker could see mesmerizing views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nigiri, Annapurna range, and Araniko Chuli.
I hope you got all the detailed guides about the best trekking destination in Nepal. There are more than hundreds trekking routes for hiking so it’s difficult to include all of them in a single blog. We just covered 9 best hiking routes that are highly recommended by travelers and beautiful to explore. If you love this article please comment, share and write your favorite hiking routes of Nepal.