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Top Best Mountain Trekking Destinations in Nepal

Nepal is enchanted with places that can make a visit worthwhile for a trekker. Also, trekking in Nepal will provide you extra benefits in form of hiking in spiritual nature, camping, and sightseeing. Find in this article the top best mountain trekking destinations in Nepal.

Also, see the travel itinerary, difficulty level, and everything you need to know about these mountain trekking destinations in Nepal.

“To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles”-Mary Davis

Trekking is a phenomenon of diving into a distinct ambiance of nature. It is an outstanding way to make memories, know your worth, rejuvenate yourself, know the cultures in the world, and reach the horizon or explore. Trekking also has health benefits mental as well as physical.

Here is the list of Top Best Mountain Trekking Destinations in Nepal

Everest Basecamp Trek

Annapurna Basecamp Trek

Manaslu Trek

Makalu Basecamp Trek

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

Langtang Himal Trek

Everest Basecamp Trek

The trek to Everest Basecamp takes you to the base of the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest 8848 meters. Among other destinations, it is one of the most popular mountain trekking destinations.

Everest Basecamp Trekking is not your simple trekking route through the mountains. Undoubtedly, it is the ultimate journey that stands at the apex of all trekking routes, surrounded by the mesmerizing peaks all around the journey.

The Kalapatthar viewpoint is one of the most mesmerizing points that is perhaps the best to witness the majestic Himalayas drenched golden with the rising sun.

This trek also explores the Sherpa villages and historic Buddhist monasteries to offer the mesmerizing charisma of the Everest periphery. Furthermore, the permit fee costs you approximately $64 and the overall cost for the Everest Basecamp may cost from $600 to $1700 depending on the agency you choose.

The best time to trek Everest Basecamp are spring (March-May) and autumn (October-November).

Quick Note:

Duration12 days
Max Elevation5643 m
DifficultyChallenging
Best SeasonSpring and Autumn
AccomodationLodges or Hotels

Travel Itinerary

DaysDestinationAltitudeDuration
Day 1Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek from Lukla to Monjo2850 m/2820 m25min/6 hr
Day 2Trek from Monjo to Namche Bazaar3640 m5 hr
Day 3Acclimatization Hike to Syangboche/ Khumjung and back to Namche 4 hr
Day 4Trek from Namche to Deboche3740 m4 hr
Day 5Trek from Deboche to Dingboche4340 m6 hr
Day 6Acclimatization Hike to Chukung and back to Dingboche 5 hr
Day 7Trek from Dingboche to Thukla4615 m3 hr
Day 8Trek fromm Thukla to Lobuche4930 m3 hr
Day 9Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep5170 m3 hr
Day 10Early morning hikr to Kalapathhar and Descent from Gorakchep to Phereche5643 m/ 4250 m4 hr
Day 11Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar3640 m7 hr
Day 12Trek from Namche to Lukla2820 m7 hr
Day 13Early Morning Flight From Lukla to Kathmandu 25 min
Source: honeyguideapps.com

Annapurna Basecamp Trek

This trek will provide you the opportunity to witness the view from the majestic mountains to world’s highest lake, Tilicho. Reaching there will yield the sense of heaven on earth. The trail is rugged and beaten-off.

In this trip you will uncover a different side of the Himalayas, trekking past terraced rice fields, oak and rhododendron forests, there’s a diverse array of nature that awaits in the Annapurna region. Definitely, it is one of the best trekking destinations in Nepal.

The stay in the tea houses and trip through the remote monasteries will make you experience the ancient culture and tradition in the Himalayas. Likewise, a trek to Annapurna Circuit and a hike to Tilicho Lake will let you immerse yourself completely in the spectacular mountain wilderness.

The trekking permit costs you $20 and the overall cost gets from $800 to $1000 depending on the trekking company you choose. Moreover, the best time to take a trip to Annapurna Circuit is during autumn (September, October, and November), and after autumn spring is the second-best.

Quick Note

Duration16 days
Max Elevation5416 m
DifficultyChallenging
Best SeasonAutumn and Spring
AccomodationTea house

Travel Itinerary

DaysDestinationAltitudeDuration
Day 1Drive From Kathmandu to Besisahar toward Jagat760 m/1300 m9-10 hr
Day 2Trek from  Jagat to Dharapani1860 m5 hr
Day 3Trek from Dharapani to Chame2610 m6 hr
Day 4Trek from Chame to Pisang3115 m5-6 hr
Day 5Trek from Pisang to Manang3540 m5-6 hr
Day 6Rest and Acclimatization  Day at Manang3540 m 
Day 7Trek from Manang to Shri Kharka4060 m4-5 hr
Day 8Trek from Shri Kharka to Tilicho base Camp4150 m5 hr
Day 9Visit Tilicho Lake and back to Shri Kharka4060 m5-6 hr
Day 10Trek from shri Kharka to Yak Kharka4060 m4-5 hr
Day 11Trek from Yak Kkharka to Thorang Phedi4525 m4-5 hr
Day 12Trek from Thorang Phedi to Muktinath via Thorang La Pass5416 m9 hr
Day 13Drive From Muktinath to Jomsom and Tatopani3760 m/1200 m6-7 hr
Day 14Trek From Tatopani to Ghorepani2860 m6-7 hr
Day 15Early Morning Hike to Poon Hill then Trek to Birethanti and Drive to pokhara3210 m/ 1039 m4-5 hr/2 hr
Day 16Flight Back to kathmandu  
Source: nepalmotherhousetreks.com

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trek to Manaslu circuit through Tsum Valley is one of Nepal’s Himalayan gems to observe the panoramic peaks, a wide range of scenery, cultural variety, and peaceful valleys awaiting for the adventurous explorer.

Definitely, trekking in Manaslu and Tsum valley will provide you an exceptionally unforgettable experience.

In addition, Manaslu and Tsum Valley trek is geographically spectacular and culturally mesmerizing. Certainly, we can consider it as one of the best mountain trekking destinations in Nepal.

It is not required to carry a tent as teahouses are present for accommodation in the area. However, a Trekking permit is necessary to have access to this route for $50 for the first 7 days and $7 for each extra day. Ultimately, the overall trip may cost more than $2000 depending on the agency.

Also, solo trekkers are prohibited. Thus, the minimum group size of two people is essential. Because of the moderate climate and stable weather best time to trek Manaslu and Tsum valley in spring and autumn.

Quick Note

Duration21 days
Max Elevation5106m (Larke Pass)
DifficultyChallenging
Best SeasonSpring and Autumn
AccomodationTea house

Travel Itinerary

DayDestinationAltitudeDuration
Day 01 Welcome you at the Airport & transfer to your Hotel.  
Day 02Free day for trekking preparation  
Day 03 Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola700 m7-8 hr
Day 04Soti Khola to Machhekhola869 m5 hr
Day 05Machhakhola to Jagat1340 m7 hr
Day 06Jagat to Lokpa2240 m6-7 hr
Day 07Lokpa to Chumling(2386 m5 hr
Day 08Chumling to Chhokangparo3031 m4-5 h
Day 09Chhokangparo to Mu Gumpa3700 m 6 hr
Day 10Mu Gumpa to Chhokangparo (5 hr
Day 11Chhokangparo to Gumpa Lungdang3400 m7 hr
Day 12Hike to Ganesh Himal Base Camp  then back to Gumpa Lungdang4900m8-9 hr
Day 13Gumpa Lungdang to Ripchet2470m4 hr
Day 14Ripchet to Deng(1860 m6 hr
Day 15Deng to Namrung2630 m7 hr
Day 16Namrung to Sama3520 m7 hr
Day 17 Acclimatization day  Hike to Manaslu Base Camp or Pungen Gumpa  
Day 18Sama to Samdo3860 m 3 hr
Day 19 Acclimatization day. Explore the Tibet Border Rui La4998 m8 hr
Day 20Samdo to Dharmasala4460 m 5 hr
Day 21 Dharmasala to Larke La 5160 m then descend to Bhimthang3590 m8 hr
Day 22Bhimthang to Dharapani1960 m8 hr
Day 23Drive back to Kathmandu/Pokhara 9/10 hr
Day 24Departure  
Source: nepaltrekkingexperts.com

Makalu Basecamp Trek

The Makalu Base Camp trek is one of the best trip Nepal. It offers, quiet-trail, vibrant terraced farmland, rural culture abundant and intact vegetation and rare wildlife.

As well as that, it is best for trekkers who want to experience a variety of natural beauty. Moreover, cultures as well as uncommon views of some of the world’s tallest mountains including Everest.

The trek is immensely rewarding as well as challenging. It has a great array of scenery. Likewise, trekking to Makalu base Camp can award you a thrilling journey with splendid landscapes. Also, it can be a great opportunity for nature lovers.

Moreover, the accommodation is simple yet satisfying. The tea houses provide comfortable space for relaxation and nutritious food. Furthermore, the permit fee for entry in the Makalu municipality is $20 and Makalu Barun National Park is $30. Ultimately, the total cost of the trip gets from $2500 to $3000 depending on the agency.

It is one of the best mountain trekking destinations in Nepal. Further, the best season to travel to Makalu Base Camp is spring (March-May) and fall (September-November).

Quick Note

Duration24 days
Max Elevation4900 m
DifficultyChallenging
Best SeasonSpring and Fall
AccomodationTea house

Travel Itinerary

DaysDestinationAltitudeDuration
Day 1Welcome to Kathmandu!  
Day 2Explore Kathmandu  
Day 3Fly to Tumlingtar (1 hour) and drive to starting point of the trek, Chichila1,980 m3-4 hr
Day 4Trek to Num1,980 m3-4 hr
Day 5Trek to Seduwa via the Arun River1,500 m 6-7 hr
Day 6Trek to Tashigaon2,100 m 4-5 hr
Day 7Trek to Khongma Danda3,500 m 6-7 hr
Day 8Acclimatisation day in Khongma Danda  
Day 9Trek to Dobate via Shipton La (4,229 m)3,650 m6-7 hr
Day 10Trek to Yangle Kharka following the Barun River upstream3,557 m6-7 hr
Day 11Trek to Langmale Kharka4,410 m5-6 hr
Day 12Acclimatisation day at Langmale Kharka  
Day 13Trek to Sherson4,500 m 6-7 hr
Day 14Trek to Makalu Base Camp ./16,076 ft.,4,900 m4-5 hr
Day 15Day walk around Makalu Base Camp  
Day 16Begin return trip; trek to Yangle Kharka3,600 m6-7 hr
Day 17Trek to Dobate3,650 m6-7 hr
Day 18Trek to Khongma Danda ( 5-6 hr
Day 19Trek to Tashigaon 4-5 hr
Day 20Trek to Seduwa 4-5 hr
Day 21Trek to Num 5-6 hr
Day 22Drive to Tumlingtar 51 km
Day 23Fly to Kathmandu  
Source: kimkim.com

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Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Then, we have the Kanchenjunga Circuit trek on our list. The Kanchenjunga Circuit trail goes around the lap of 3rd highest mountain in the world, Mt. Kanchenjunga. It is located to the eastern part of Nepal, border with Sikkim and Tibet.

Trip in the Kanchenjunga Circuit offers you diverse experiences. You can view the lowest point of Nepal “Kechana Kawal” 65 meters of Jhapa in this trip.

Definitely, the top of Mount Kanchenjunga 8586 meters with amazing snowcapped mountain scenery, miracles glacier, and tranquil glacier lakes are the major attractions. Likewise, you may see the rare species red panda and snow leopard during the trip.

The trip will take you through villages of Limbu ethnicities to high lander Sherpa’s culture and tradition. Undoubtedly, it will be a unique experience. Moreover, it is one of the best mountain trekking destinations in Nepal.

You will have a marvelous time walking through the diverse and pristine flora and fauna in the Kanchenjunga Conservation area. There is no hassle to carry the tent and food, tea houses are present in the area for accommodation and food supplies.

The trip overall cost takes $2579. The best season to take a trek to Kanchenjunga Circuit is in spring (March, April, May) and autumn (September, October, November). In spring nature is blooming with Rhododendron and greenery everywhere, a stunning view. Likewise, in autumn the weather is perfect at a pleasant temperature.

Quick Note

Duration22 days
Max Elevation5143m
DifficultyChallenging
Best SeasonSpring and Autumn
AccomodationTea house/ Tent

Travel Itinerary

DayDestinationAltitudeDuration
Day 1Kathmandu to Bhadrapur flight and drive1677 m1 hr flight/ 4hr drive
Day 2Illam to Taplejung1820 m4hr drive
Day 3Taplejung to Chirma1270 m7  hr
Day 4Chirma to Lelep1860 m7 hr
Day 5Lelep to Amjilosa2510 m5 hr
Day 6Amjilosa to Gyabla2730 m4 hr
Day 7Gyabla to Ghunsa3595 m4hr
Day 8Acclimatization Day at Ghunsa 5 hr plus (optional)
Day 9Ghunsa to Kambachen4100 m4 hr
Day 10Acclimatization Day at Kamcachen 4 hr plus (optional)
Day 11Kambachen to Lhonak4785 m4-5 hr
Day 12Day trip to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp and back to Lhonak5143 m6-7 hr
Day 13Lhonak to Ghunsa3595 m6 hr
Day 14Ghunsa to Sele Le3870 m6-7 hr
Day 15Sele Le to Cheram3870 m6-7 hr
Day 16Day trip to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp and back to Cheram4580 m6-7 hr
Day 17Cheram to Torongding2080 m4 hr
Day 18Torngding to Yamphuding2080m7-8 hr
Day 19Yamphunding to khedang1910 m5-6 hr
Day 20Khedang to Khamdime1500 m5-6 hr
Day 21Khamdime to Bhadrapur in vehicle93 m10 hr
Day 22Flight back to Kathmandu  
Source: magicalnepal.com | nepalmotherhousetreks.com

Mardi Himal Trek

It is a challenging and beautiful trek in the Annapurna region that offers amazing views of the Himalayan Mountain Range. Undoubtedly, it is an exciting route for travelers to explore in the Himalayas, offering an astonishing view of Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, and Annapurna.

The trail lead us through typical Gurung and Magar Traditional Villages,spectacular views, lush forests, dramatic landscapes with wide range of snowcapped mountain peaks.

The trek to Mardi Himal cost you $690 permit cost included. Definitely, the best season to do the trip is in autumn (September-November).

Quick Note

Duration15 days
Max Elevation3780 m
DifficultyChallenging
Best SeasonSpring and Autumn
AccomodationTea house

Travel Itinerary

DaysDestinationAltitudeDuration
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu  
Day 2Flight to Pokhara  from Kathmandu 25 min
Day 3Drive to Kande and Trek to Pothana1900 m4 hr
Day 4Trek to forestcamp from Pothana2600 m5 hr
Day 5Trek to Badal Danda from Forest Camp3210 m5 hr
Day 6Trek to High Camp3580 m4 hr
Day 7Trek to Kalimati 5 hr
Day 8Trek to Lwang 5 hr
Day 9Drive to Pokhara  
Day 10Flight to Kathmandu  
Source: kimkim.com

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Langtang Himal Trek

Finally, we have Langtang Himal Trek on our list. The Langtang valley is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal. As well as that, it has enchanting views to attract anyone. Moreover, the local Tamang culture and tradition make it more charming.

Trekkers taking a trip to Langtang get to experience stunning landscapes, authentic culture along heartwarming hospitality. Definitely, the duality of Langtang as beautiful scenery and home to culture and tradition is its major attraction. It is one of the best mountain trekking destinations in Nepal.

The permit cost to explore Langtang Valley is $35 and the overall cost for the trip approximately $500-$900. Moreover, the best season for the Langtang trek is autumn (September-November).

Quick Note

Duration15 days
Max Elevation3780 m
DifficultyChallenging
Best SeasonSpring and Autumn
AccomodationTea house

Travel Itinerary

DaysDestinationAltitudeDuration
Day 1Arrival At Kathmandu  
Day 2Exploring Kathmandu Valley  
Day 3Drive syabrubesi1470 m6 hr
Day 4Trek to Lama Hotel2400 m6 hr
Day 5Trek to Langtang Village3450 m5 hr
Day 6Trek Kyangjin Gompa3870 m4 hr
Day 7Rest and side trip to Kyanjing Ri4950 m5 hr
Day 8Trek to Lama Hotel2400 m5 hr
Day 9Trek to Syabrubesi1520 m5 hr
Day 10Drive back to Kathmandu  
Day 11Depart From Kathmandu  
Source: nepaltrekkingexperts.com

On the End Note

So, this was the list of the top best mountain trekking destinations in Nepal. In fact, Nepal is home to serene beauty and nature. Thus, a visit to Nepal for a vacation is worth spending your time and money on.

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