Trekking

Comprising eight of the top ten highest summits in the world and some of the most beautiful landscapes, Nepal provides one of the unique trekking experiences of Asia.

Travelers in Nepal provide huge options from the capital, Kathmandu, to the travel hub Himalayas. The diversity allows people of many ages and capabilities to attempt a trek in Nepal.

While you could spend a year planning an expedition to wild and risky places that few would dare attempt, you could also arrive in Kathmandu with no plans and be on the trail in a matter of days with abrupt comfort. Besides what many may perceive, trekking in Nepal is not necessarily wandering alone through an uncharted wilderness.

As they walk along the well-marked trekking paths, travelers will often discover quite the extraordinary. Hundreds of locals pass through each day as they haul adventure, food, and other odd necessities back to their tiny villages, along with dozens of fellow trekkers.

The mountain routes will be a guide providing knowledge and a friend to witness the strong culture and unreserved friendliness of diversified trekking routes of Nepal.

Among many trekking regions in Nepal, there are a few most popular ones where thousands of trekkers come every year. The trekking destinations are in Nepal’s Eastern, Central, and Western parts. The mountain regions lie in the eastern, central, and western which are:
Eastern Nepal: Everest, Kanchenjunga, Rolwaling, and Makalu
Central Nepal: Annapurna, Langtang, Manang and Manaslu
Western Nepal: Dolpa, Mugu, Api and Saipal

Nepal’s most popular trekking regions are Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang. There are many other off-the-beaten trails such as Dolpa, Kanchenjunga, Manaslu, Manang, Makalu, Rolwaling, Mugu, Api and Saipal.

Annapurna Region Trekking

Annapurna Region, situated in the central northern part of Nepal, has the shortest to the longest trekking trails. Thorung La Pass (5416 meters) comes under one of the longest passes in this region. The trekking routes in the Annapurna region are mainly easy to moderate, but few are challenging.

Since this is a popular trekking route, you will meet lots of other trekkers from Nepal and worldwide and make a friendly bond with them. While walking the trail, you will see the ethnic villages of Gurungs and Magars and get to know their culture and lifestyle. Also, you will see many oldest monasteries in the world while doing the Nar Phu Valley trek and many mysterious caves on the routes, which you will be fascinated to see.

The breathtaking majestic Himalayans lie very close to your eyes which you will keep in your heart forever.

Dolpa Region Trekking

Dolpa Region is located in the western part of Nepal and is famous for its scenic beauty and its typical Tibetan- influenced Buddhist culture. If you want to spend a good number of days trekking in remote areas, this is the perfect option. Since this is a remote trekking trail, the facilities are limited compared to Annapurna and Everest region. You can witness the stunning views of Dhaulagiri and other Tibetan peaks in this trekking region.

If you are an adventurous person and want your trek to be a bit challenging, then you can do certain passes such as Kang La Pass (5360 meters), Shey La Pass (5010 meters), and Nyimagalzen La Pass (5600 meters). Compared to the other trekking regions with the Dopla region, the rainfall is less in the monsoon season, so that you can trek around June, July, and August. You will also have the opportunity of seeing the 800 years old monastery known as ‘Shey Gompa.’

This trek is quite different from other trekking routes since you will be passing through the beautiful lakes of Nepal; Shey Phoksundo lake (the deepest lake in Nepal) and Rara Lake (The largest Lake in Nepal).

Everest Region Trekking

One of Nepal’s most popular and widely renowned trekking trails is the Everest region, also known as the Khumbu region. Tengboche monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery, is situated in this region. Gokyo Ri (5357 meters) in the Khumbu region is a viewpoint for the three highest peaks of Nepal; Everest(8848m), Makalu(8485m), and Cho Oyu(8188m).

The crystal clear, blue, and green water of the Gokyo Lakes is this region’s most beautiful sight. Namche Bazar is the gateway to Mount Everest, and you will be amazed to see the facilities and hotels there. The pubs and luxurious resorts in Namche are a fascinating experience at the highest altitude.

The most adventurous and thrilling experience starts from the very beginning of this trek at Lukla airport. Lukla airport is also known as one of the most dangerous airports globally. The trekkers can enjoy the majestic Everest view from Kala Patthar- the trek’s highest point, which is 5644 meters.

Mountain routes are here to be your trekking partner, no matter what the destination is.

Our trekking trips are listed below.

Trekking Regions in Nepal

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the best treks in December, January, and February?

    Trek in Nepal is always open at any season and time of the year. The peak trekking seasons are Autumn and Spring, but there are still several incredible trekking routes best for winter (December, January, and February).

    The best part of trekking in winter is; The daytime weather is pleasant with warm sunlight and a sharp and clear view of mountains. Only early morning and late evening, it is covered with fog.

    For winter, mostly low land and medium trekking are the best to do. The advantage of the winter trek in Nepal is less crowded in the trekking trails.

    For winter, the best trekking routes are generally easy to moderate. Therefore, low altitude trekking below 4000 meters is recommended, such as Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Khopra Ridge trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Langtang Valley Trek. Also, by joining winter treks in Nepal, you do not suffer from any altitude sickness.

  • How cold does it get in winter ( Dec, Jan, Feb)?

    The weather in Nepal varies from subtropical in the lowlands to a cold, high-altitude climate in the mountains.
     
    In December, the least temperature is around -10°C in High Altitude and 2°C in Hilly Region and 6°C in Terai Region in January
     
    In January, the least temperature is around -8°C in High Altitude and 3°C in Hilly Region and 6°C in Terai Region in January
     
    In February, the least temperature is around -3°C at High Altitude and 7°C at Hilly Region, and 12°C at Terai Region in January.
     
    The average temperature is between 8°C to 12°C in the daytime, and additionally, there might be wind and snow; thus, it gets colder.
  • What is the best weather for trekking at high altitudes?

    Autumn (Sep, Oct, and Nov) and Spring (Mar, April, and May) are considered the best weather for trekking at High Altitudes.
     
    Early Spring and Late Autumn are best suited for those who want to escape crowds.
  • What are the easy treks for beginners?

    Nepal has a wide range of trekking routes with different levels like Easy, Moderate, and Challenging. Easy and Moderate treks are the best for beginners. Easy treks walk for 4-5 hrs of walking daily for about three to four days. The moderate trek is about four to six days and walking for 5-6 hrs with some climbing in certain places.
     
    The above-listed examples are easy to moderate treks that are best for beginners. However, trekkers need to work out for about a month before attempting these treks.
  • Which treks are less crowded in Nepal?

    Kanchenjunga, Dolpa, Mustang, and Manaslu are Nepal’s less crowded trekking regions. Even though Annapurna, Langtang, and Everest regions are popular, few trekking routes are less crowded.
    • Khopra Ridge Trek
    • Mardi Himal Trek
    • Nar Phu Valley Trek
    • Helambu Trek
    • Tamang Heritage Trek
    • Pikey Peak Trek
    If you want to do off the beaten trail, then these above treks are the best option. Also, If you trek in the winter season, then all of the trekking routes are less busy.
  • What is the size of the trekking groups in one start date?

    The number of trekkers varies by trekking trails and season of the year. Usually, we accept around 10-12 trekkers at each start date. Sometimes, we may have only two or three in a group depending upon the trekking season. If you have any questions about the size of the group, you can message us
  • I have never done any trekking before. Am I able to trek in Nepal?

    Most trekking is a softcore adventure that does not require any technical skill, Having said that you need to be cautious with High altitude sickness. So you need to do trekking with proper acclimatization. However, if you start a Pre-Trek workout like walking for 2 hrs in a day regularly for about one to two months before starting the trek, that is enough for physically fit, and you can trek in Nepal.

  • Can I trek in Nepal without a guide?

    Trekking with a guide is not compulsory in all trekking regions, as you can get the permits on your own. But, if you are not an experienced trekker and don’t know the trekking region and elevation. We strongly recommend trek with an official licensed guide. There are many advantages of trekking with a guide. For example, you do not need to worry about your accommodation food and keep you updated about the weather and condition of the trekking route. And also, you do not need to worry about where and how to make the necessary permits and transportation.
  • What are the average walking hours in a day while trekking?

    Walking hours and distance might differ depending upon the trekking routes. Usually, if you walk at an average pace, it takes about five to six hours to reach the destination where you want to end the walking for that particular day. If you walk slower than the average pace, it might take one to two hours extra.

    Mostly walking for a day is 7 to 10 miles( 11km to 16km) on average but may vary depending upon the trekking region and altitude gain of that particular day.

  • What are recommended Add-ons after the trekking?

    Several activities and tours are available to offer you in Nepal. Still, I have just a few recommended activities that would be beneficial after trekking for a while in the Mountains. Recommended activity & tour add-ons are:

    • Massage your full body
    • Yoga and Meditation
    • Adventure activities such as Paragliding, Bunjy Jump, Zip Line, Canyoning
    • Sightseeing around Kathmandu or Pokhara
    • Experience local activities such as Nepalese Cooking Class, Food Tour, wood crafting on your own, Pottery making, etc.
    • Participate in Responsible tourism to make it meaningful.

    After the trek, you might have the guts to climb the Peak so you can try some Peak Climbing around Everest and Annapurna Region.