Top Treks In Nepal

If you’re planning on heading over to Nepal for a trek but not sure which one is for you, don’t worry because we’ve got you covered! We’ve put together what we think are 3 of the best trekking options that Nepal has to offer. Obviously choosing the right trek will depends on several factors; fitness, number of days and also budget. Some treks take longer to plan than others whereas there are some that you don’t even need a guide to help you along.

So here are 3 of my favourite, in no particular order.

Everest Base Camp

Best Time To Go: March – May, October – November

Guide: Optional

We had to put this in the list, whenever you think of mountains and Nepal Everest will always come to mind. This is the most popular trail out here so during the peak months expect it to be very crowded, regardless of how many people there are this is still something special to do. When you get to stand toe to toe with the highest mountain in the world. If you want to make new friends along the way then I would recommend going along the well trodden tea house routes – you’ll meet lots of like minded people here.

Upper Mustang Trek

Best Time To Go: March – May, October – November

Permits: Restricted permits (you need at least 2 people plus a guide)

Guide: Mandatory

If you want something a bit different out of your trek then the Upper Mustang Trek is the one. Usually in Nepal you think of snowcapped mountains but on this trek you will see sandstone cliffs and arid desert landscape. The reason why it is so interesting is because you experience the heavy influence of Tibetan culture because this was the Himalayan Kingdom in the past. If remote is what you want then Upper Mustang is ideal, with the restricted permit in place you won’t come across many other people.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp

Best Time To Go: March – May, October – November. Don’t go during winter.

Permits: Restricted permits (you need at least 2 people plus a guide)

Guide: Mandatory

People do the trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp because they want to see the most breath taking landscapes in all of the country. On this route, you will marvel at Mount Kanchenjunga and also Mount Makalu – the third and fifth highest mountains on the planet. A guide is mandatory and for good reason because you need an expert to help you find your way. This is a remote trek which gives the opportunity to see rare wildlife such as snow leopards and even Tibetan wolves.

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