Best Treks & Tours in Nepal
Nepal is synonymous to the word trekking, which can mostly be seen from the fact that the country houses some of the finest and exquisite trekking trails that the world has ever seen. When w speak of treks, we are talking about treks that take place in the revered Annapurna region, Everest region, Langtang region, and even in the Manasalu region. The answer to the question regarding why is Nepal a must-visit site for treks and hikes can be found by looking at the geography of Nepal.
This country is perfectly nestled between two Asian giants India and China, and it falls on the Himalayan region of Asia. As a result, there are numerous 8,000 meters plus mountains here, and the trail that leads to them is also amazing. Trekking in Nepal is not only limited to climbing hills and mountains, but it also involves a deeper form of spiritual understanding and mental connection with the people and nature which is bound to leave you with a sense of fulfillment & satisfaction.
Let’s shed some light on the major trekking trails that are available in Nepal, and let’s see as to why they should be your next travel destination.
Everest Base Camp Trek
As we all know, Nepal is home to the mighty 8,000-meter giant, and the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest. Ever since its conquest in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, this mountain has attracted climbers and trek fanatics from across the globe. People flock to the Everest region with hopes of mounting this mountain and to give meaning to the words THRILL & ADVENTURE.
This romance in the Himalayas is not only limited to Mount Everest but as you make your way through the base camp, you will get to witness the lifestyle and culture of the people that inhabit its silent corners. Taking the Everest Base Camp trek will provide you with the culture and traditions of the Sherpa people that inhabit Tengboche, Dingboche, and Pangboche villages, plus the monasteries there serve a holy purpose as well. Along with the picturesque views of mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Nuptse, you will get to interact with the people living there and share the myths & mysteries found there. Take this trek if you want a complete Himalayan experience.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
No trek in the world compares to Annapurna base camp trek both in terms of sheer natural wonder and melodious cultural attraction. The revered Annapurna region is not only green forests and hills, but it also comprises of the rain shadow area of Upper Mustang that many do not know. The alien-like landscape of Upper Mustang shares similarity with Tibet but differentiates from Tibet in the sense that it is Nepali.
A simple trek in the Annapurna region lasts for approximately 15 days, but if you want, then you have the option of taking smaller treks as well. A typical Annapurna Base camp trek sees you start from Pokhara, and as you explore the city premises, you are led to the quaint Gurung settlement called Ghandruk.
Enjoy the isolation and the sound of nature here, and proceed towards Chhomrong by walking along Kimrong Khola. The major attraction of the Annapurna base camp trek is undoubtedly the picturesque view of mountains that decorate the Annapurna region and a brief insight into the flora & fauna found here. Take this trek if you fancy wilderness and culture.
Langtang Gosainkunda Trek
The Langtang Gosainkunda trek takes place in the beautiful Langtang region which covers districts like Sindhupalchok, Rasuwa, and Nuwakot. The reason behind its increasing popularity lies in the fact that it is near the Kathmandu valley. A journey to the Langtang valley involves walking on steep forested trails which thrive in wildlife.
Navigate along picturesque villages and small fields to get an inside look as to how life works in these rural parts. After walking for countless hours, you reach the holy Gosainkunda lake. As per historical records, this lake was created by Lord Shiva when he hit a glacier with his trident. This lake later feeds the Trishuli river. Along with Gosainkunda, there are numerous lakes that dot this holy place. A bit ahead lies the holy Kyangjin Gompa which is a venerated spot for Buddhists. A picturesque display of snow-filled mountains, the serene Gosainkunda lake, and the Kyangjin Gompa gives you plenty of reasons as to why you should take this trek.
We have talked enough about treks, but there are plenty of things that can be done in Nepal. Treks are just the tip of a huge iceberg called Nepal. Tours are also an integral exploring activity which can be done. There are a plethora of sites that fancy the attention of tourists and give them a much-needed outlook as to how the prevailing culture and traditions came into existence. Most of them are directly related to the culture and traditions whereas, for others, it may not be the case. Let’s take a look at some of the tours that you can take during your time in Nepal.