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The ultimate guide to the 7 best treks in Nepal

Nepal is home to some of the most spectacular treks in the world — think of seeing glaciers flanking the mountains, hanging icicles, and enticing mountain views en route to your destination. We’ll just say, it’s easy to see why Nepal draws over one million trekkers to its borders each year.

The best treks in Nepal range from easy, doable treks to life-changing adventures and daunting peaks. If you plan on going trekking in Nepal, we’re helping you decide which trek is best for you with this overview of some of the best treks in Nepal.

 

Everest base camp trek

Overview

Maximum elevation

5,600 metres, Kala Patthar

Duration

12 days

Level of trekking difficulty

Medium

Remoteness

Not remote (due to the number of trekkers)

Budget

Moderate

Best season

March – May and October – November

Accomodation type

Teahouse

Restricted permits

No

Required permits

TIMS

 

Annapurna base camp

Overview

Maximum elevation

4,320 metres, Annapurna Base Camp

Duration

10 days

Level of trekking difficulty

Medium

Remoteness

Not remote (due to the number of trekkers)

Budget

Cheap

Best season

March – May and October – November

Accomodation type

Teahouse

Restricted permits

No

Required permits

ACAP, TIMS

 

Kanchenjunga base camp trek 

Overview

Maximum elevation

5,160 metres, Lapsang Pass

Duration

20 days

Level of trekking difficulty

High

Remoteness

Very remote

Budget

High

Best season

March – May and October – November

Accomodation type

Camping

Restricted permits

Yes. A minimum of two trekkers accompanied by a Nepali guide or Porter is required for a permit to the Kanjenchunga base camp, all through a trekking agency.

Required permits

KCA, RAP

 

Langtang Valley trek

Overview

Maximum elevation 4,984 metres, Tserko Ri
Duration 10 days
Level of trekking difficulty Medium
Remoteness Range from not remote to remote areas
Budget Cheap
Best season March – May and October – November
Accomodation type Teahouse
Restricted permits No
Required permits TIMS

 

Manaslu circuit trek

Overview

Maximum elevation 5,115 metres, Larkya Pass
Duration 15 days
Level of trekking difficulty High
Remoteness Remote
Budget Moderate
Best season March – May and October – November
Accomodation type Guesthouses and lodges
Restricted permits Yes. A minimum of two trekkers accompanied by a Nepali guide or Porter is required for the permit, all through a trekking agency.
Required permits ACAP, MCAP, RAP

 

Upper Mustang

Overview

Maximum elevation 3,810 metres, Dhakmar
Duration 14 days
Level of trekking difficulty Medium to high
Remoteness Very remote
Budget High
Best season March – May and October – November
Accomodation type Teahouse
Restricted permits Yes. A minimum of two trekkers accompanied by a Nepali guide or Porter is required for the permit, , all through a trekking agency.
Required permits ACAP, RAP

 

Upper Dolpo

Overview

Maximum elevation 5,250 metres, Kang La Pass
Duration 22 days
Level of trekking difficulty Medium
Remoteness Very remote
Budget High
Best season March – May and October – November
Accomodation type Camping
Restricted permits Yes. A minimum of two trekkers accompanied by a Nepali guide or Porter is required for a permit to trek the Upper Dolpo region.
Required permits RAP

 


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