Ready For A Trekking Adventure? Here Are The Best Places To Try In Nepal
A land of extreme beauty and a place of ultimate bliss, Nepal is a beautiful country that sits in the lap of the Himalayas. From picturesque cascades to wonderful vegetation to spiritual sites to spectacular lakes, the South Asian country is one of the best places to explore the richness of nature. Among all activities, trekking in Nepal stands out as one of the most popular, thanks to the country’s proximity to the Himalayas. More than 1 million globetrotters from all corners of the world come to Nepal every year in search of the most awe-inspiring trekking experiences. Here are the best spots for such adventures.
Annapurna Massif is Nepal’s most popular trekking destination. The Annapurna Circuit is counted among the world’s best treks. The 10th highest mountain in the world gives you some of the most fascinating viewpoints. When you reach the top, all you witness is the bliss of the snow-laden mountains and the breathtaking scenery of the Himalayan countryside. The trek begins at Pokhara and is suitable for novice and experienced trekkers alike.
Dhaulagiri Trekking Area
Dhaulagiri Mountain is one of the finest trekking destinations in the country, and it’s popular for first-timers because it’s not the most difficult option in Nepal. People from all over the world come to experience the splendid scenery and astonishing thrill that this mountain offers to hikers. You have to reach Pokhara to get to the trek, so it’s worth connecting with a trekking consultancy in Pokhara or Kathmandu to enjoy the journey in the best way possible.
Near Sagarmatha National Park, the seat of Mount Everest, sits the spectacular village of Namche Bazaar. Apart from trekking and hiking, the region is popular for vacationers looking to take in the world’s highest peak with all of their senses. It’s known as the gateway to the high Himalayas. You can visit Namche at any point in the year, but winters can be quite harsh.
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit is quite a popular trek not just in Nepal, but in the entirety of South Asia. It’s located in the central part of Nepal and can be accessed from both Pokhara and Kathmandu. Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world, providing incredible scenery no matter where you stand. The best time to visit is between September and November. The astounding view of Larkya La Pass can be enjoyed from the height of the trek, along with a large swath of bamboo forests.
Sharing the international boundary of China, Langtang is a region of extreme beauty and fascination. If you’re a nature lover, there’s no way you’re going to miss the breathtaking panorama of the Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek, along with Gosainkunda Lake. It’s approximately 100 kilometers outside of Kathmandu. The intermediate-level trek entices the heart and soul of an avid traveler — it usually takes 10 to 15 days. It can be visited from September to November and from March to May.
In the Mustang region, there are a number of trekking options where adventure lovers can find solace. Mustang Trek is located near the Annapurna Conservation Area, and most of the trekking sites are easily suitable for a novice trekker. The best months for experiencing this trek include March, April and May. Get ready for amazing waterfalls and luscious vegetation!
At the rim of the Kathmandu Valley, Nagarkot provides a lot of options for trekking and exploring the opulence of the Himalayas. The treks of Nagarkot are famous for their natural vegetation, stunning views of the Himalayas and majestic sunrises and sunsets. If you’re a beginner trekker, there’s no better place in which to learn this adventurous art. And since the town is very close to Kathmandu, it provides a great opportunity for anyone to come and enjoy the thrilling beauty of nature.
The small and extremely beautiful town of Lukla is one of the most fascinating places in Nepal for trekking and hiking. It’s part of Solukhumbu District in Province No. 1. The Northeastern town of Nepal is known for offering stunning views of Mount Everest and other nearby peaks. Although road transport is only available up to Salung Village, the town is connected via air route to Kathmandu. Explore the soulful delight of Mera Peak and Thamserku while trekking in Lukla. And go between October and December for the best experience
Manmohan Singh is a passionate yogi, yoga teacher and traveler in India. He organizes 200-hour yoga teacher training programs in Rishikesh and conducts yoga teacher training in different cities across India. He loves writing and reading books related to yoga, health, nature, the Himalayas and trekking in India.