Why Annapurna and Everest is Famous Trek in Nepal

5 Top Trekking Routes in Nepal

Nepal’s eccentric geographical and cultural diversity has made this country one of the most popular tourist destinations for many years. Its rugged topography quenches the thirst for all types of adventure-seeking travellers. Situated in the lap of the Himalayas, Nepal has nature-given gifts such as the world’s highest peaks, gorgeous valleys, and lush subtropical forests. The various attractions and endless travelling opportunities make Nepal a perfect destination for tourism. It has something for everyone.

You can find countless numbers of activities you can engage in. You may go for treks and hikes, tour around cities or even relax and enjoy some time at the local pubs. Coming to Nepal is not just about going on adventures but also truly experiencing the thrill of it. It is for sure that you will have a mind-blowing experience while trekking through the trails of Nepal. You will be mesmerized by the exquisite landscapes where you will encounter the scintillating mountains up close. The treks are a lifetime experience.

Furthermore, you will also get to experience the cultural diversity of Nepal. Every trail you go through and on every tour, you go to, you will meet new people from different ethnic backgrounds. Thus, along with a thrill-packed adventure, you also get to experience new cultures.

Before visiting any place or trekking to any destination, you must know about it thoroughly. The most important things you should keep in mind are: when is the right time to visit that place, the altitude of the site, and other similar important things like the essentials you need for your trek and so on. Although there aren’t any worst seasons to visit, the best one is usually autumn. During this season, the weather clears up, and you get the best views possible. It is the ideal time for tours and treks as the trails will be dry and ready. Since the excursions involve ascents to higher altitudes, you should know of any health complications and consult the doctor beforehand.

Amongst the numerous destinations you can visit in Nepal, here are just the most popular places you must visit.

Everest Base camp Trek

The most popular trekking destinations are the mountain Everest base camps  Trek. These treks take you to the foot of the mountains, and you get to experience them upfront. Situated at 5,364 meters (17,598 ft), Everest Base Camp, the foot of the highest mountain on Earth, is one of the most popular trekking destinations. En route, you will see magnificent landscapes that consist of the highest mountain ranges and peaks, such as Ama Dablam (6856m), Kangtega (6685m), Everest (8848m), and Taboche (6367m), all appearing nearby. You will travel through different communities and villages where you will mostly encounter Sherpa people and experience their culture. You will also be travelling through the Sagarmatha National park.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is another popular destination for trekking. It is situated at 4130 meters above sea level. You will see a lot of Himalayan peaks on this trek while you travel through beautiful forests, rivers, and hills. You will also come across villages such as Ghandruk, Chomrong, and Dovan. While at it, you can also go for the Ghorepani Poonhill trek. Poon Hill is revered as having one of the best views of the mountains in the world.

Besides trekking on those trails, you can go on a trip to Gokyo, Manang, Langtang, and Mustang villages. You will find that each destination has its attraction and heritage to amaze you. Gokyo, situated at an elevation of 4,750 meters, is a village located in Solukhumbu. You can visit all five lakes of Gokyo and enjoy the views of the Himalayas. Besides the base camp treks, you can visit Gompa in Manang.

And similarly, you can see Gompas in Langtang and enjoy the views of the Langtang ranges. You can also visit Gompas in Mustang. Another popular destination is the Muktinath temple, a significant pilgrimage destination for Hindus.

Once you visit Nepal, you will find various places to visit. The natural beauty of Nepal is a significant attraction appeal for tourists. Over the years, Nepal has welcomed thousands of tourists. With the irresistible charm of natural wealth and graceful Nepali hospitality, it is just a matter of time before Nepal becomes a significant tourist destination. Visiting Nepal gives you a lifetime experience and memories you can always cherish. Thus it is the best place to spend your holidays.

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.