Base Camp Treks in Nepal

Base Camp Treks in Nepal

Nepal is undoubtedly one of the best if not the best destination for the trekkers all around Nepal. You can find different kinds of trekking spots in Nepal ranging from easy to extremely difficult. Nepal is the home of mountains, terrains, valleys, etc which attracts trekking lovers from all over the world

As mentioned earlier Nepal is a mountainous country and consists of some of the highest peaks in the world including Mount Everest sitting at 8848m. Nepal is also the home of several 8000m tall mountains and also has plenty of 6000 meters and above which is why if you love trekking you must visit Nepal.

So if you love trekking then what better way to go on a journey than trek towards the base camp of different tallest mountains? There are tons of base camps in Nepal like Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Dhaulagiri Base Camp, and others.

Hence if you are excited to learn all about the best base camp treks in Nepal, then let’s get into it.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most recognized and demanded trekking destinations not only in Nepal but around the world. It is in the region of the highest base camp trekking in the world at an altitude of 5364m. Located in the Solukhumbu region it is one of the most crowded trekking destinations simply because of the amount of people that visit it every year. The trek is rewarded with the iconic view of Mount Everest among the panoramic views of other tallest mountains despite the challenges the trekkers will face.

Everest Base Camp Trek
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Everest Base Camp demands absolute peak physical condition for anyone willing to try the adventure but one thing is sure you will face lots of challenges like colder altitude, speedy dynamic winds, slippery terrains, and altitude sickness.

Some of the major attractions of the Everest Base Camp Trek are Lukla Airport, Buddhist monasteries, Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazaar, Khumjung Village, Kalaphattar, rare flora and fauna along with beautiful snow-capped mountains.

Hence, Everest Base Camp is among the best trekking destinations in Nepal and comparably it is one of the easy to medium levels to complete however you will be satisfied with many adventures that await you.

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek

Among one of the most challenging and dynamic Base Camp Trek comes the ever-popular Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek. The treks take you to the remote, and isolated but extremely beautiful Dhaulagiri region where your reward is one of the best adventurous journeys in the world.

Not only it is famous for beautiful barren lands, snow-peaked mountains, and flourishing forests but also the unique and highly important cultures and traditions of the region. The people living in the region are in deep love with their land and surroundings and are primarily active in agriculture. By walking through the villages along the trail of Dhaulagiri Base Camp, you can experience the traditional Nepali way of life firsthand. This can help you gain a deeper appreciation for their heritage and culture.

All in All Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is one of the most demanded but challenging base camp trekking in Nepal but despite its challenges, you will get the reward of one of life’s best fulfillment when you conquer the trek. Some of the key attractions of Dhaulagiri Base Camp are Pokhara, Fewa Lake, Beni, Thapa Pass, Thapa Peak, Dhaulagiri Mountain, French Pass, Hidden Valley and more.

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek not only helps in your self-exploration but also helps you get closer to nature, culture, and tradition that you were never close to.

Manaslu Base Camp Trek

Manaslu Base Camp Trek is among the most demanding best camp treks experience in Nepal. The base camp trek is conducted at the highly isolated but beautiful upper Gorkha region where you will be in awe of sizzling mountainous terrains and barren landscapes. Also known as the Japanese Peak, the trek takes us to the three peaks of Manaslu mountain towering at the height of over 8163m.

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Manaslu is the Sanskrit Name for the term Mountain of the Spirit and is situated in the Mansiri Himal in the western part of Nepal. The trek is the combination of unique cultural variants from Nepal and Tibet among the people of upper Gorkha with the additional beauty of stunning views of mountains, dense forests, rhododendrons, and pine grasslands along with barren lands and fields.

Manaslu Base Camp Trek is famous for locals and foreign peoples but the people from Japan are highly excited and interested in climbing the mountain mainly because of their history as the Japanese professor Toshio Imanishi was the first person to climb the said mountain. There are several key attractions that you can enjoy while on the Manaslu Base Camp Trek such as Budhi Gandaki River, Salt Trading Company, Sama Gaon, Dharmashala, Larkya La Pass, Ghermu Phant, and view of other several mountain peaks from 6000 to 7000m along the way..

Hence, Makalu Base Camp Trek is also an iconic and top-rated trekking destination in Nepal and is in even more demand due to being less crowded than other popular trekking routes.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Apart from Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is among the most popular, demanded, and iconic trek not only in Nepal but around the world. People from different parts of the world are very intrigued and interested in at least one-lifetime experience of Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek is considered the most beautiful base camp trekking experience simply because of its stunning landscapes, panoramic view of several high-altitude mountains, and view of different rivers and waterfalls along the way. After going through challenging and slippery terrains and climbing the snowy mountain caps the mountain over 8000m is the final reward that gives trekkers and expeditors a sense of satisfaction and reward.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking package consists of either a 7 to 15-day package where your trekking starts from the drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Along the way in Pokhara, you will be able to witness beautiful mountainous views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri while enjoying the atmosphere of serene Fewa Lake.

Some of the main attractions you can enjoy during Annapurna Base Camp Trekking are Pokhara, Kagbeni, Jomsom, Mustang, Muktinath, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Hidden Valley, Jhinu Dada, Deurali, Annapurna Conservation Area and much more.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is not just a straight path of trekking from Kathmandu to Pokhara to the Base Camp but it is a way of immersing yourself into the calming and peaceful beauty of Pokhara to experiencing the isolated and secluded lifestyles of people in Jomsom. Furthermore, after the completion of Annapurna Base Camp Trek, the bigger price of a trip to the gorgeous Hidden Valley still waits for the people looking to get even more in awe.

Hence there is no denying anyone that who has thought of trekking in any part of the world has heard of the iconic Annapurna Base Camp Trek and the enormous number of tourists taking part in the trek proves the saying be true every single time.

Makalu Base Camp Trek

Makalu Base Camp Trek is a lifetime experience for local or foreign tourists aiming to climb the fifth-highest mountains in the world. It is the best trekking destination for solitary trekkers who travel alone as they are not in a group and can travel as fast as they can and take rest, begin or stop their trekking as they want.

The trek begins from the lowest of lands and takes you to an altitude of over 5000m if this is your first time you will be amazed by the breathtaking view of mountains, secluded barren lands, pine, and rhododendron forests along the way along with several small villages and towns where you can indulge with their culture, tradition, rituals, and foods.

You also get to explore Makalu Baru National Park while going through the Base Camp Trek where you will be able to witness some rare flora and fauna in the region. When you are in awe of the greenery of the National Park as you begin to hike upwards you will come across barren lands and white snowy mountain ranges where civilization is far from eyesight.

Some of the major attractions of Makalu Base Camp Trek are Kekela and Tutula Pass, Sherpa village, Makalu Barun National Park, and the view of several mountains over 8000m.

Api Himal Base Camp Trek

Api Himal Base Camp Trek takes you closer to the highest mountain in the far western region named Api Himal which is at the altitude of 7,132m. The mountain is among the most protected natural resources in the area conserved by the Api Nampa Conservation Area. While trekking towards the base camp you will come across different conservational areas where you will be able to witness different types of rare flora and fauna.

There is much more to experience in the Api Himal Base Camp than just climbing the seven thousand-meter-long mountain but enjoying every nook and cranny that comes along on the way to the destination. You will move across the bank of Mahakali River in the Mahakali River, enjoying subtropical and alpine vegetation and forests, deep gorges and terrains, grasslands, pastures, lakes, streams, and waterfalls.

Some of the most popular attractions that you can enjoy in Api Himal Base Camp Trek are Dhangadi, Gokuleshwor, Makarigaad, Dhaulo Odar, Daulo Odar, Api Base, Latinath, and other several attractions that will make you thankful that you planned for this trek.

Generally Api Himal Base Camp takes from 10 to 15 days to complete and it falls under one of the peaceful trekking routes in Nepal as only experienced local or foreign tourists plan to go on this trek.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is considered to be among the most beautiful and rewarding Base Camp Trek experiences in Nepal. The Base Camp is situated at a height of above 4450m and if you want to go even higher towards High Camp then you have to climb an altitude of over 4800m. You will take a journey in the middle of a pine and rhododendron trail and then climb up to barren terrains with the surrounding view of some of the most glorious mountains in the area like Hiunchuli, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Mardi.

Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal Trek stands out with its incomparable beauty and is becoming more popular by the day. Mardi Himal Trek takes you to the heart of the Annapurna region.

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is located just the northern area of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek but the altitude is not as high as going towards the Annapurna region. Mardi Himal Base Camp is located on the base of the Macchapuchre or Fishtail and above the base camp lies the beautiful Mardi Himal.

Some of the best attractions of Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek are Pokhara City, Pitam Deurali, Forest Camp, Badai Dada, High Camp, MH Base Camp, and Siding Village. Hence if you are a trekking enthusiast then you shouldn’t miss the once-in-a-lifetime experience of Mardi Himal Base Camp.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Another famous base camp trekking destination in Nepal is Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. Mount Kanchenjunga is one of the iconic mountains in Nepal elevating at an altitude of over 5160 meters. The Base Camp trek is among the longest trekking destinations in Nepal and many authorized travel agencies can book up to 26 days as there are various activities and places that you can visit during the base camp trek.

Kanchenjunga Trek Itinerary

It is among the restricted trekking areas in Nepal which means you need a special permit, an authorized guide, and also at least two trekkers for this particular trek. To fully explore Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek the trekkers are advised to explore both the north and south sides of the mountain and it is among the most challenging and stamina-enduring trekking sites in Nepal.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp is situated in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Camp which is spread across, 2030 meters and goes through one of the most beautiful places in the world Arun Valley.

Some of the popular attractions of Kanchenjunga Base Camp are Gunsha village, Ghambachan Valley Nupchu Pokhari, Janu Himal Base Camp, Arun Valley, Kanchenjunga Conservation Camp, Lhonak, and two Kanchenjunga Base Camp.

Hence because of the restrictions and the mystery surrounding the Kanchenjunga Base Camp, it is one of the most demanded trekking excursions in Nepal.

Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek

Ganesh Himal is one of the best camp trek experiences in Nepal which is situated in the surroundings of beautiful and majestic Ganesh Himal. It is located in one of the most isolated regions of Nepal around Upper Gorkha region. The base camp lies in the periphery of mountains like Manaslu, Annapurna, and Langtang, mountains and goes through the least explored region of Nepal.

The mystery surrounding Ganesh Himal also makes it even more exciting to travel as you travel through rare floras and fauna along with the journey through rivers, streams, and beautiful waterfalls. You will also come across many small villages and local people who are happy in their surroundings celebrating their special culture, traditions, and rituals.

Generally, the Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek lasts from 10 days to 15 days but if you want to explore every valley, viewpoint, and village then it can last up to 17 days.

There are many attractions that you can come across while on the base camp treks and those are Syabrubesi, Parvati Kunda, Pangsang Pass, Shertung Villages, Thulo Dhunga, Norjet Kharka and Twin Lake which is a combination of the black and white lakes.

Hence if you are looking for an underrated basic camp destination then you should immediately book your trip to conquer Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek.

Churen Himal Base Camp Trek

Churen Himal Base Camp Trek is another underrated extremely beautiful camp trek in Nepal. The mountain lies at an altitude of 7371m in the Dhaulagiri region whereas the base camp rests at an altitude of over 4100m. It is one of the rare trek expeditions which attracts mainly very experienced trekkers from around the world.

The Base Camp Trek goes off the path of Annapurna Base Camp Trek hence the route of the trekking is much less crowded so trekkers can enjoy their journey peacefully. The main attraction of the Churen Himal Base Camp is the location and surrounding villages where there is still the importance of local culture, tradition, and rituals as they are not touched by the modernization from Western culture or even from the people of city areas.

Some of the major attractions that you can find while exploring Churen Himal Base Camp Treks are Beni, Dharapani, Gurjaghat, Rupachaur Kharka, Darsinghe Kharka, Bundzunge Kharka and more.

Final Say

Hence these are some of the best camp treks in Nepal which have different importance based on the preference of the trekkers. If you are aiming for a more popular but considerably easier trekking experience then you can get your experience from Everest and Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.

On the other hand, if you are aiming for a more challenging experience then Dhaulagiri and Kanchenjunga Base Camp Treks will provide you with what you are looking for. Some amazing trekking routes like Chure Himal and Manaslu Base Camp Trekking are equally challenging but are situated in more remote and isolated areas making the trek even more demanding.

So Nepal is the home of many base camp trikes and there is no doubt no matter which experience you are looking for you can easily get them so book your trip immediately.

Puru Founder of My Everest Trip

Puru Thapaliya

My name is Puru (Purushottam Thapaliya). Since completing the Government Guide Training from Nepal’s Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (KEEP and HRA), I have been a specialist in mountain trekking and peak climbing. With specific expertise in the Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan regions, I have now been a trekking guide and tour operator in Nepal, and across the Himalayas, since 2012.