Best Treks in Nepal

Best Treks in Nepal

Going trekking in Nepal? Let’s help you with a snapshot overview of what’s likely the best treks in Nepal. At least, they are currently the most popular treks in Nepal, based on number of trekkers.

Every year Nepal attracts +200,000 trekkers. That also means that every year +200,000 people are faced with the hard choice of selecting which trekking destination to explore in Nepal. Let’s face it – this is not an easy choice.

How odd it may sound the decision of choosing your favorite trek might actually be easier made in your home country (likely with proper internet connection also…) than in the bustling trekking and tourist area, Thamel, where hundreds of trekking agencies inevitably will offer you different opinions as to which trek is the best trek in Nepal.

Worst case, some opinions offered by local trekking agencies might be more profit driven than anything else. Best case, you’ll receive good but likely different pieces of advice from various prudent trekking companies in Kathmandu. Because which trek is actually the best in Nepal?

While some may believe there’s an ultimate answer to that question it does literally come down to your own personal trekking preferences. Let us exemplify with a few relevant aspects of trekking which you need to consider, before being able to zoom in on THE best trek in Nepal, for you personally:

  1. What level of trekking difficulty are you seeking?
  2. How many days do you have available for trekking in Nepal?
  3. Looking for a remote trekking destination, or, will a touristy one be okay as well?
  4. Are you a budget traveler or is price less relevant for you?
  5. During which season(s) are you trekking in Nepal? (some treks are not recommended during the monsoon and winter season)
  6. Looking for remote and hard camping treks (also sometimes named ‘adventure treks’) or the simpler guesthouse treks?
  7. Are you alone, or with someone? Some treks in Nepal have Restricted Permits and hence requires a minimum of two people, and the company of a Nepali guide or porter.

Below we’re listing the currently 12 most popular trekking destinations in Nepal taking into account the above mentioned trekking parameters, a 3-liner sales pitch, high and low-lights, and finally its Trek Facts.

Hopefully this best treks in Nepal crash-course will assist you further with selecting your favorite trekking destination.

Everest Base camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

Makalu Base Camp Trek

RaRa Lake Trek

Dhaulagiri Trek

JomSom Muktinath Trek

Upper Mustang Trek

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek


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