Top 12 Best Treks in Nepal

  • Ganesh Adhikari
  • Last Updated on Jan 17, 2024

Nepal is a popular travel destination that offers unique trekking experiences. Trekking in Nepal allows visitors to explore adventurous trails, heart-warming Nepali hospitality, and diverse ethnic culture while enjoying stunning views of some of the world's tallest mountains.

The country offers different types of treks to cater to all preferences.

The most popular teahouse treks are "Everest Base Camp Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Tsum Valley Trek, Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, and Annapurna Circuit Trek"

On the other hand, camping treks require travelers to spend their nights in camping tents. Other trekking packages offer off-the-beaten trek experiences, such as the Dolpo Trek, Rara Trek, and Makalu Base Camp Treks.

Trekking in Nepal can also be customized based on the length of the trip. Short treks, such as "Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, and Everest Panorama Trek", can be completed within two weeks, while longer treks, such as Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek and Upper Dolpo Trek, allow visitors to enjoy the beauty of Nepal for an extended period.

For those who want to experience the best of Nepal's trekking adventures, here are the must-do top 12 best treks in Nepal:

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Everest Base Camp Trek

This trek takes you to the base camp of Mt. Everest (8,848.86m) and offers stunning views of Mount Everest (8848.86m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8414m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m), and other mountains.

The trek also features cultural experiences with the Sherpa people and natural experiences along the Sagarmatha National Park.

 Upper Mustang Trek

The Mustang allows you to explore the forbidden kingdom of Lo-Manthang. The trek is a marvel of culture and ancient monasteries in the rain-shadow area of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

Travelers can enjoy the culture and hospitality of remote villages while admiring their unique beauty and visiting the historic walled city of Lo Manthang. Vast valleys, mysterious sky caves, and the Kali Gandaki gorge offer exciting adventures while the snowcapped mountains Nilgiri (7061m), Annapurna (8091m), and Dhaulagiri (8167m) guide you.

 Manaslu Circuit Trek

The off-the-beaten hiking route in the Manaslu Conservation Area. its unique, panoramic snow-capped mountain views, village lifestyle, Gurung culture, monasteries, flora, and fauna. As well, the isolated and tourist-restricted Manaslu region has recently gained popularity among hikers.

Hikers experience Tibitean influence on Buddhist culture and explore old traditional monasteries. Manaslu trek exploring mount peaks including, mt Manaslu (8163m) Himal Cluli (7893m), Naike Peak, Ganesh Himal (7422m), and others.

 Round Annapurna (Annapurna Circuit Trek)

This trek takes you around the Annapurna massif and includes a trek across the Thorung La Pass (5,416m). Thorung La Pass is one of the most significant passes in the world.

Travelers can experience Tibetan and Gurung culture, explore traditional practices, and enjoy homestays. The trek also welcomes you with beautiful mountain peaks, including Annapurna (8091m), Macchapuchhre/ Fishtail (6993m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Dhaulagiri (8167m), among others.

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Combines a journey through wilderness and spirituality, ending at the sacred Gosainkunda Lake. The trek takes you through rhododendron forests to Kyanjin Gompa.

The best part is exploring rare wildlife in the Langtang National Park, including red pandas and snow leopards. The trek also offers panoramic views of Langtang Valley and the surrounding Himalayas.

Tilicho Lake Trek with Annapurna Base Camp

This hike takes Tilicho Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world, before heading to Annapurna Base Camp. The trek passes through the picturesque wilderness and gorgeous villages of Manang and Khangsar.

As you trek through the rhododendron forests, you will be treated to beautiful views of Annapurna (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8156m), and Hiunchuli (6441m). The Gurung culture and warm hospitality are the key parts of this journey.

 Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley is one of the world's most remote Himalayan valleys, and it is also a restricted hiking area. The Tsum Valley takes you through the breathtaking scenery of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges. Manaslu region which was once part of Tibet looks nothing like the rest of the country.

Tsum Valley's people, known as Tsumbas, are of Tibetan origin and have their own ancient dialect, art, culture, and religion. Few adventurers have made it to this high and mysterious valley, which was once an important trade route between China and Tibet.

Gokyo Valley Trek

This hiking is the most popular hiking route in the Everest Region. The Gokyo Valley in Nepal's Khumbu region is one of the most beautiful valleys in the country, offering hikers an incredible combination of natural, cultural, and spiritual splendor.

Gokyo is the most traditional Sherpa settlement. As well, Sherpa culture and traditions are fascinating and one-of-a-kind for trekkers. Gokyo Valley has stoned buildings and meadows on the coast of the massive lake, Dudh Pokari, and 360 panoramic mountain views.

Upper Dolpo Trek

This trek is a unique trip to the western Himalayas of Nepal. This Off-Beaten Trek offers visitors a perspective into the remote Dolpo locales, which feature dusty landscapes and vast valleys.

The trek also explores the Shey Phoksundo National Park and the Phoksundo Lake while rewarding incredible biodiversity. The trek lets you learn about the lifestyle and culture of the Bon Po followers. Coupled with a visit to Shey Gompa and the highest settlements on Earth, Upper Dolpo Trek is truly an enriching experience.

 Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Mardi Trek provides stunning views of the Annapurna Himalayan range without crowds. The trek offers terms of culture and natural beauty. As you follow the trail, we will experience beauty and remoteness.

We trek through beautiful parts of the Annapurna region during the trek. Travel through beautiful rivers, streams, and forests.
The hiking route with one of the other treks in the sanctuary appears to be quite popular. Nepal has incredibly beautiful places that are a must-see for trekkers and travelers, with a variety of routes ranging from easy to difficult, busy to restful.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

It is the most challenging trek, taking you to the base of Dhaulagiri I, the 7th tallest mountain on Earth. This predominantly camping trek takes on an off-the-beaten-path trail through base camps.

The trek takes you through a challenging, off-the-beaten trek trail to villages and crosses French Pass (5360m) and Dhampus Pass (5244m). Finally, the trek leads to Dhaulagiri Base Camp (4740m).

 Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill Trek is the most popular and well-established hiking trail in the Annapurna region. Why trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill? The lush forest, Stunning snow-capped mountain scenery, and charming villages.

Ghorepani trek’s heights point Poon Hill (3210m) offers the most beautiful panoramic peaks including Fishtail (6993m), Annapurna South (7219m), Nilgiri (7061m), Dhaulagiri (8167m) and many more.

It is a relatively easy trek completed in 4-5 days. Contact us for a Custom-made trekking itinerary and cost details.


These Top 12 best treks in Nepal offer a taste of adventure and the chance to experience the unique cultures, history, and languages of different ethnic groups. These treks have different lengths and difficulty levels, so start with a trek suitable for your level of experience. Contact us for a tailor-made trek itinerary. 

Ganesh Adhikari

Ganesh Adhikari

Ganesh is an adventure outdoor enthusiast originally from Gorkha, Nepal. I hiked Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and Manaslu region and the most famous teahouse trekking in Nepal.  Besides Hiking, I provide online travel packages for travelers to value their time with family and friends. As well, I always provide updated travel information about the Himalayas! what's Going on? let's keep and touch with me for an unforgettable travel experience in a lifetime. I organize private tours for hikers per your interest and time frame.

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