Best Nepal Trekking Routes 2022-2023

Nepal has numerous trekking routes that lead amidst the great Himalayan range. Whether you are an experienced trekker or a novice trekker, there’s something for everyone. From a day hike to a couple of weeks-long adventurous journeys, you can find numerous short and long trekking packages. 

On top of that, every region and every trekking package is unique & offers a rewarding venture. So, with this blog, we are going to break down our top picks for trekking in the Himalayas in 2022 & 2023. 

Before we dive deep into different trekking packages, we want you to know that there are many other best trekking packages besides the ones mentioned below. You can talk to one of our representatives and share your requirements. He/she will help you find the best trekking package in Nepal. 

Below are the best Nepal Trekking routes 2022/2023:

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek, you must have heard about this trek one way or another. And if not, then the EBC trek is the most popular and leads trekkers to the lap of Mt. Everest (8,848 m). Yes, you read it right. You will be standing right on the base of the highest mountain in the world. The best part is anyone can do this trek. Beginner trekkers too. Only need light preparation.

We have the perfect Everest Base Camp trek itinerary with the best price. It’s designed for everybody with ample acclimatization days and spot-on resting points. You can check more about the package details here

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No doubt, the Everest Base Camp trek is a must-do trek for all adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. You will be traversing in the great Himalayas, the Khumbu (Everest) region of Nepal. Trekking along the foothills of the lush green hills, the trail crosses numerous old bridges over rushing rivers/streams and passes by the most beautiful Sherpa villages. 

The Sherpas and locals from other communities along the Everest Base Camp trekking route are the sweetest and most friendly humans you will ever meet. You get to visit some of the ancient monasteries while trekking and learn about the rich cultural heritage of the locals. 

You can also trek to EBC and return back in a helicopter to Kathmandu in our Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek or if you are low on time, then EBC helicopter tour is the perfect option to explore the beauty of the Everest region before leaving Nepal.

Quick Facts about Everest Base Camp trek

Trekking duration: 12 days to 16 days

Maximum height: 5,644 m at Kala Patthar

Best trekking season: Spring (March to April) & Autumn (October to November)

Accommodation: Lodge (budget-friendly to luxury option available)

Trail access point: Lukla (2,846 m)- 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu

Difficulty level: Moderate

Everest Three High Passes Trek

Everest Three High Passes Trek is the ultimate challenging trek in the Everest region to test your endurance and push your limits. Imagine watching jaw-dropping panoramas of Mt. Everest and other mountains from the top of three different high passes – Kongma La (5,535 m), Renjo La (5,360 m), and Cho La (5,420 m)? Overwhelming yet exciting right? This trek is all about overcoming high passes and exploring the hidden corner of the Khumbu region (Everest region). 

From the famous Sherpa town, Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) to the stunning Gokyo Lakes (4,700 m to 5,000 m) and Everest Base Camp (5,364 m), Everest Three High Passes Trek covers everything you can imagine in the Khumbu region. You will be hiking to the different viewpoints while spending time with locals in the lovely villages. 

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The Everest Three High Passes Trekking also has a subtle divine side to it. Along the way, you will visit Pangboche (3,908 m), Khumjung (3,790 m), and Tengboche (3,870 m) monasteries. The trail has numerous small stupas, chortens, and prayer flags. You can see monks practicing and meditating. If you wish, you can do yoga and meditate as well.

Overall, Everest Three High Passes Trek is the best trek to cleanse your body and mind. Take a break from your busy life and dwell in nature.

You can explore the Gokyo Valley and cross Cho La pass only in our separate Gokyo Cho La pass trek package.

Quick Facts about Everest Three High Passes trek

Trekking duration: 18 days to 22 days

Maximum height: 5,644 m/18,517 ft at Kala Patthar

Best trekking season: Spring (March to April) & Autumn (October to November)

Accommodation: Lodge (basic)

Trail access point: Lukla (2,846 m)- 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu

Difficulty level: Strenuous

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the second most visited trek in Nepal. Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m) is the tenth highest mountain in the world, and Annapurna Base Camp Trekking leads to the lap of this mountain. Again a great option for beginner trekkers to live their Himalayan dream. The trail is somewhat easier than EBC Trek, and the highest elevation is a little above 4,000 meters. 

Given the elevation, Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers a very rewarding trekking experience with a phenomenal mountain panorama and a huge sense of achievement. Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek package is well designed to serve people of any age and from all around the world. The constant rise in elevation and moderate difficulty of the trail is all you need to quench your adventure thirst.

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Most of the trail is covered by the lush forests of rhododendron (the national flower of Nepal). There are gorgeous waterfalls, old wooden bridges, cold streams, prayer flags, and stupas throughout the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route. The village offers close interaction with the natives and a glimpse of their traditions. 

Quick Facts about Annapurna Base Camp trek

Trekking duration: 7 days to 12 days

Maximum height: 4,130 m/13,550 ft at Annapurna Base Camp

Best trekking season: Spring (March to April) & Autumn (October to November)

Accommodation: Lodge (budget-friendly to luxury option available)

Trail access point: Nayapul (1,070 m)- 7/8 hours drive from Kathmandu

Difficulty level: Moderate

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trekking is a well-known package for its challenging trail and breathtaking views. If you have done some treks before and want to level up your trekking game, then Annapurna Circuit Trek is the one for you. Trek in the Annapurna region and get to explore the dense forests, fine mountain villages & abundant flora. 

You get to cross the high Thorong La pass (5,416 m) and stop by at one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Nepal, Muktinath temple (3,750 m) during the Annapurna Circuit Trek. The trail also passes by the Kali Gandaki gorge (the deepest gorge in the world) or the natural hot springs of Jhinu Danda (1,736 m), as per your itinerary. And travelers love to extend the Annapurna Circuit Trek to Tilicho Lake (4,919 m), the second-highest lake in the world, for more adventure. 

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As mentioned earlier, Annapurna Circuit Trek is for experienced trekkers with endurance and physical fitness. Western Himalayan mountains like the Annapurna range (8,091 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), Tukuche (6,920 m), and others are part of the trail. Despite the difficulty of the trek, many trekkers do Annapurna Circuit Trek every year, making the trail very international. 

Quick Facts about Annapurna Circuit trek

Trekking duration: 10 days to 21 days

Maximum height: 5,416 m/17,769 ft at Annapurna Base Camp

Best trekking season: Spring (March to April) & Autumn (October to November)

Accommodation: Lodge (basic)

Trail access point: Chamche (1,410 m)- 6/7 hours drive from Kathmandu

Difficulty level: Difficult

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

In search of a quick 5 to 7 days trek in the Himalayas? Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the best short trek. If you are a fit, experienced trekker and can walk 7 to 8 hours a day, you can do this trek in less than 5 days as well. The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking route is very impressive, covered with rhododendron trees and well-made stony paths. 

Because of the gentle pace of the trail, you can do Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with your family, including the elderly & kids. By the way, this trek is also popularly referred to as Poon Hill Trek, so don’t get confused. The trek route goes through lush forests and small villages to the picturesque Ghorepani village (2,874 m), surrounded by huge mountains. 

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This trek is loved by trekkers for a quick getaway in nature. Therefore, you may come across fellow trekkers on the way. Poon Hill is situated around 370 meters above Ghorepani village and presents a tempting sunrise with 360 degrees views of the mountain all around it.

If you want to extend Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, you can consider Ghandruk village (2,012 m).

Quick Facts about Ghorepani Poon Hill trek

Trekking duration: 5 days to 7 days

Maximum height: 3,210 m/10,532 ft at Poon Hill

Best trekking season: Spring (March to April) & Autumn (October to November)

Accommodation: Lodge (basic)

Trail access point: Nayapul (1,070 m)- 7/8 hours drive from Kathmandu

Difficulty level: Easy

Mardi Himal Trek

The off-beat charm of the Mardi Himal Trek route has won the hearts of hundreds of travelers in the last few years. It is a relatively new trekking route east of ABC (opened in 2012). With a very distinct perspective of the mountains and less crowded trail, Mardi Himal Trekking is the best trekking package to unwind and get close to nature. 

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The trek begins with a gentle pace and gets steeper as you approach the Australian Camp (2,040 m). The trail then passes through Forest Camp (2,600 m), Low Camp (2,990 m), and High Camp (3,580 m) before ascending towards Mardi Himal Base Camp (4,500 m). Not many tea houses are available along the way. The trail is more on the raw and remote side. 

We recommend the Mardi Himal Trek package to anyone who does not want to go on a long journey to enjoy an off-the-beaten trek. The trail is not developed like other famous trekking routes. This trek is a good option for beginner trekkers, but you’ll need to do some serious preparation.

Quick Facts about Mardi Himal trek

Trekking duration: 7 days to 9 days

Maximum height: 4,500 m/14,764 ft at Mardi Himal Base Camp

Best trekking season: Spring (March to April) & Autumn (October to November)

Accommodation: Teahouse (basic)

Trail access point: Kande – 7/8 hours drive from Kathmandu

Difficulty level: Moderate

Langtang Valley Trek

Have close interaction with the locals and learn about the ancient cultural heritage of Tamangs & Sherpas during Langtang Valley Trek. You will be trekking in the Langtang National Park, home to a diverse range of flora & fauna. Langtang region is one of the most pretty places in Nepal. If you are looking for a leisure hike with less effort but fantastic mountain landscapes, then Langtang Valley Trekking is the ideal package.

Remember those storybook kinds of sceneries? Lush green hills with the backdrop of snow-capped white mountains, rivers, verdant valleys, and picturesque villages. This is exactly the Langtang region. And guess what, the starting point of the trek is just a few hours of drive from Kathmandu. Langtang Valley Trek is the closest trekking route from Kathmandu. 

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Also called Langtang Trek, this package has the perfect blend of adventure and culture. The locals are very welcoming and let you live with them. Tamang’s especially are believed to be the descendants of Tibetans, so their religious beliefs match a lot with them. Some of the mountains you get to see while trekking is Dorje Lhakpa (6,966 m), Yara Peak (6,236 m), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Shishapangma (8,027 m), etc. 

If you want to make the trek further adventurous, extend it to the holy Gosaikunda Lake (4,380 m) or even join the Helambu trail.

Quick Facts about Langtang Valley trek

Trekking duration: 5 days to 10 days

Maximum height: 5,033 m/16,512 ft at Tserko Ri

Best trekking season: Spring (March to April) & Autumn (October to November)

Accommodation: Guesthouse (basic)

Trail access point: Syabrubesi (2,380 m)- 6/7 hours drive from Kathmandu

Difficulty level: Easy

Manaslu Circuit Trek

In the last couple of years and so, Manaslu Circuit Trek has seen a huge spike in travelers reaching there thanks to its off-the-beaten trekking route and heavenly mountain views. First thing, Manaslu Circuit Trekking is not for novice trekkers. The trail is demanding and requires previous trekking experience. You will be trekking in the restricted area of Nepal under strict regulations.

Even though Manaslu Circuit Trek has become quite famous, the region still sees a low number of trekkers compared to Annapurna Circuit and others. The trek crosses Larkya La pass and takes you across the simple lifestyle of the locals. You get to visit artistic centuries-old monasteries like Pungyen Gompa. 

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Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the best treks in the Himalayas that will take you far away from the crowded trekking route and let you enjoy solitude. Not only you fall in love with nature but also with yourself because the trek provides ample time to unwind and detangle all the chaos in your mind & heart.

If you have a few extra days in hand, we recommend adding the hidden Tsum Valley to the itinerary. Trust us, you wouldn’t want to miss the magical wonders of Tsum Valley being so close to it.

Quick Facts about Manaslu Circuit trek

Trekking duration: 12 days to 18 days

Maximum height: 5,160 m/16,929 ft at Larkya La (pass)

Best trekking season: Spring (March to April) & Autumn (October to November)

Accommodation: Teahouse (basic)

Trail access point: Soti Khola (700 m)- 8 hours drive from Kathmandu

Difficulty level: Strenuous

Upper Mustang Trek

Trek in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri on Upper Mustang Trek. It means you can do Upper Mustang Trekking even in the monsoon season when all other trekking areas are closed. If there is a privilege trekking thing, then Upper Mustang Trek takes the honor. Upper Mustang explores the lost forbidden kingdom called Lo Manthang (3,840 m). The entire region was closed to foreigners for many centuries. 

Upper Mustang has an open border with Tibet, so trekking in this region demands a special permit from the government of Nepal. The region is abundant with many undiscovered sky caves, minerals, and ancient artifacts. The trekkers get to relish dry, barren landscapes unlike anything else during Upper Mustang Trekking. 

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It’s best to say the region was forgotten and left behind by the world. And thanks to that, you get to experience an authentic, less crowded trekking route. The natives and their traditions are highly influenced by Tibetans. The Upper Mustang Trekking route is difficult and isolated. An ideal trekking package for adventure heads.

Quick Facts about Upper Mustang trek

Trekking duration: 14 days to 18 days

Maximum height: 4,010 m/13,156 ft at Nyi La (pass)

Best trekking season: Spring (March to April), Autumn (October to November) & Monsoon (July to September)

Accommodation: Teahouse (basic)

Trail access point: Jomsom (2,700 m)- 20 minutes flight from Pokhara

Difficulty level: Strenuous

Upper Dolpo Trek

Let’s walk down back in time and live that easy, less chaotic, and slow life on Upper Dolpo Trek. Not exaggerating, Upper Dolpo Trek is literally time traveling. The trail has barely 2 -3 teahouses, so trekkers have to be well prepared to camp if needed. With an unstable network connection, you completely get to go off-grid and just be with your higher self on Upper Dolpo Trekking. 

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Our Upper Dolpo Trek itinerary takes you to gorgeous Phoksundo Lake (3,611 m), situated at 3,611 m and surrounded by majestic Himalayan cliffs. We have another itinerary that also leads to Rara Lake (3,000 m), situated at 3,000 m. The most intriguing thing about Upper Dolpo Trek is you get exposed to the Bon Po culture. The locals at the high altitude are still the disciples of Bon Po practices. 

You will be exploring scenic villages and ancient monasteries like Shey Gompa (4,200 m), built in the 11th century. The trail crosses the Kang La pass (5,360 m) and many other small passes. The landscapes are utterly beautiful, and the journey is out of this world. Upper Dolpo is also a restricted area in Nepal and for experienced trekkers only.

You can also check out Lower Dolpo Trek for another great alternative in Dolpo.

Quick Facts about Upper Dolpo trek

Trekking duration: 18 days to 22 days

Maximum height: 5,360 m/17,585 ft at Kang La (pass)

Best trekking season: Spring (March to April) & Autumn (October to November)

Accommodation: Teahouse (basic)/Camping

Trail access point: Jhupal (2,494 m)- two flights from Kathmandu (Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jhupal)

Difficulty level: Strenuous

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