Best Treks to do in Nepal

The best treks in Nepal are included here, including Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, and Langtang, as well as newer treks like the Manaslu Circuit Trek and the Nar Phu Valley Trek. Continue reading to learn which trek is best for you if you want to go trekking in Nepal.

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  • Trekking Everest Three Passes

Mt. Everest as seen from Renjo La pass

The Three Passes Trek is the best route to cross three 5,000m+ passes.

For those with three weeks to spare, the Three Passes Trek takes you over three 5,000m+ passes and is the finest way to properly see the Everest Region. The walk incorporates elements of the Everest Base Camp Trek, but crossing the Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La passes provides even more breathtaking vistas of the Himalayan giants. The Three Passes trek can be paired with other Everest Base Camp Trek versions.

Quick facts

  • 18-day minimum duration
  • The highest point is 5,535 meters (18,159 feet) (Kongma La pass)
  • Start/finish Lukla/Lukla\sDifficulty Challenging
  • Teahouse in Trek style
  • Prayer flags blowing above the Manaslu Circuit Trek, Manaslu, Nepal

  The Manaslu Circuit Trek has been more accessible since the installation of new lodges in 2010.  The walk includes all of the fantastic elements you’d expect from a classic Himalayan climb—deep, lush valleys at lower elevations, incredible views of 8,000m peaks, and a 5,000m+ pass crossing—while staying relatively unspoiled by tourists.

Despite its growing popularity and new road development, the Manaslu Circuit remains remote and has fewer trekkers than Nepal’s more well-known classic treks.

The trailhead is an eight-hour trip from Kathmandu.

Quick facts

  • 13-day minimum duration
  • The highest point is 5,106 meters (16,752 feet) (Larkya La pass)
  • Start/finish Besisahar/Soti Khola
  • Difficulty Challenging
  • Trek fashion Langtang Trek Teahouse 
  • Langtang Trek View

Aerial view of the Langtang Valley

The Langtang hike is a heartfelt journey. After a couple of years without visitors following the 2015 earthquake, the routes and guesthouses have been repaired, and trekkers have returned.

The walk takes you through beautiful forests to high alpine meadows and yak farms around Kyangjin Gompa (a Buddhist monastery), with an optional day hike up to Kyanjin Ri (peak).

The trailhead is a seven-hour trip from Kathmandu.

Quick facts

  • 7-day minimum duration
  • Start/finish Difficulty: Syabru Besi Trekking style: easy to moderate Teahouse\s
  • Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp, Himalayan peaks

Dramatic mountain views en approach to the Annapurna amphitheater

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek brings you to the foot of Annapurna South, deep within the Annapurna Massif. Because the vistas are less broad and steeper than on most other famous climbs, you’ll find yourself looking almost straight up at the mountains looming above you.

A 25-minute flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, followed by a 2-hour drive; alternatively an 8-hour drive from Kathmandu to the trailhead.

Quick facts

  • 12 days is the minimum duration.
  • Start/finish elevation: 4130 m / 13,550 feet Nayapul/Nayapul\sDifficulty Trekking style: Moderate Teahouse\s
  • Trekking in Upper Mustang

Upper Mustang’s desert hills

The Upper Mustang Valley’s arid desert landscape. In comparison to practically all other treks in Nepal, the Upper Mustang Trek’s parched valley has a unique landscape. This region is in the Himalayas’ desert rain shadow, with its numerous shades of brown and crumbling sandstone cliffs. Mustang was formerly its own country, and the strong Tibetan influences make this a very fascinating tour.

Take two connecting flights to get to the trailhead: Kathmandu to Pokhara (25 minutes) and Pokhara to Jomsom (45 minutes) (20 minutes).

Quick facts

  • 12 days is the minimum duration.
  • The highest point is 3810 meters (12,500 feet).
  • Start/finish Jomsom/Jomsom
  • Difficulty Trekking style: Moderate Teahouse\s
  • Trek to Gokyo Lakes

Village of Gokyo

Renjo La, looking down on Gokyo’s lake and settlement.

The lovely lakes in Gokyo, located at roughly 5,000 meters, are a major attraction. Trekkers can then ascend Gokyo Ri (5,357m/17,575ft), a rugged summit with one of Mt Everest’s greatest sweeping views.

Quick facts

  • 12 days is the minimum duration.

Maximum elevation: 5357 meters (17,575 feet) (Gokyo Ri)

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