A Beginners Guide to Trekking in Nepal

Nepal is one of the most beautiful countries in the world & Trekking in Nepal should be on your wishlist. This is a complete beginner guide that will help you to start planning your trekking in Nepal.

Nepal is known as the country of Mount Everest, the highest peak of the world as well as the land of Lord Buddha. Moreover, Nepal is listed as one of the most visited countries with stunning beauties.

Here, we are going to explore everything about expedition, cultures, and mostly about best-trekking destinations & things you need to know before visiting Nepal.

Trekking in Nepal Overview

Many of you may not know that Nepal is a country of the Himalayas with the world’s eighth highest peaks namely Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna. There are so many options to trek around Nepal.

Trekking in Nepal can be classified according to time, budget, difficulty levels, etc. It’s your choice on what kinds of trek do you want just like short-trek, long-trek, etc.

There are multiple popular trekking destinations in Nepal. Most of the people are willing to trek Everest Base Camp Trek & Annapurna Base Camp Trek which are a top-rated trekking destination for visitors around the globe. We will try to list them below.

1. Everest Region Trekking

Make sure to enjoy the trip Everest Base Camp Trek Tips

Trekking in the Everest Region is a lifetime dream because of the beauty it offers. Everest Region is located in the eastern part of Nepal. Everest Region provides a variety of trekking with mountainous scenery that is mind-blowing.

In this eastern region, sherpas are the people who live over the mountain and known as the tiger of snow. Sherpas served as the guide in this extremely high attitude mountains & guide to climb the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest.

Also Read: Accommodation Guide for Everest Base Camp

RoutesDaysMax.
Altitude
SeasonGrade
Everest Base
Camp Trek
15 Days5,545 mSep-Nov
& Mar-May
Moderate
Everest Base
Camp Gokyo Trek
19 Days5,555 mSep-Nov
& Mar-May
Difficult
Everest Kalapathar
Trek
7 Days5,550 mOct-Nov
& Mar-May
Difficult
Namche Bazaar
Trek
11 Days3,867 mMar-Aug
& Sep-Dec
Easy
Tengboche Trek12 Days3,867 mOct-Nov
& Mar-May
Easy
Everest Panorama
Trek
15 Days3,880 mOct-Nov
& Mar-May
Moderate
Everest Three
Pass Trek
22 Days5,550 mOct-Nov
& Mar-May
Difficult
Jiri to Everest
Base Camp Trek
26 Days5,550 mOct-Nov
& Mar-May
Difficult

2. Annapurna Region Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Complete Guide

Missing Annapurna Ranges while trekking in Nepal is like missing everything. Annapurna Trekking offers a glimpse of 8000 meters summit with a picturesque view.

Various ethnic groups are working on this route from Hindus to Tibetan Lamas. Annapurna Region Trekking is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. Experiencing Annapurna Routes will be worth remembering.

RoutesDaysMax.
Altitude
SeasonGrade
Annapurna Base
Camp Trek
19 Days4,130 mOct-Dec
& Mar-May
Moderate
Annapurna
Circuit Trek
24 Days5,416 mOct-Dec
& Mar-May
Difficult
Annapurna
Panorama Trek
13 Days3,210 mOct-Nov
& Mar-May
Moderate
Ghorepani
Poon Hill Trek
7 Days3,867 mMar-Aug
& Sep-Dec
Moderate
Kaligandaki
Valley Trek
16 Days3,760 mOct-Nov
& Mar-May
Moderate
Mardi Himal
Trek
15 Days4500 mOct-Nov
& Mar-May
Moderate

3. Langtang Region Trekking

Langtang Valley Trekking

North Side of the Kathmandu is where Langtang is situated. If you are interested in an easy, moderate trek, then it is possibly the best trekking region for you.

Langtang Trekking Region offers great scenery with the beautiful Himalayas. Langtang Region is less crowded than Everest & Annapurna Regions where it offers peaceful trekking.

RoutesDaysMax.
Altitude
SeasonGrade
Langtang Valley
Trek
13 Days4,984 mOct-Dec
& Mar-May
Moderate
Langtang Gosaikunda
Lake Trek
18 Days4,984 mOct-Dec
& Mar-May
Moderate
Gosaikunda
Lake Trek
12 Days4,910 mOct-Nov
& Mar-May
Moderate

4. Mustang Region Trekking

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Mustang District is a part of Gandaki Province situated on the Northside of Nepal. Jomsom is the headquarters of this Mustang District.

Mustang trekking is much challenging as it surprises the visitors with an instant beauty of culture & a pleasing view of this region. Mustang used to be the separate Kingdom of Nepal until 2007.

Mustang Region Trekking offers two regions for trekking. One of them is the Upper Mustang Trek, and another one is Lower Mustang Trek.

RoutesDaysMax.
Altitude
SeasonGrade
Upper Mustang
Trek
16 Days3,800 mSep-Dec
& Mar-May
Moderate
Lower Mustang
Trek
10 Days4,984 mOct-Dec
& Mar-May
Easy

5. Manaslu Region Trekking

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Manaslu Region offers a panoramic view of the mountains, landscapes which is located in the rural area of Nepal.

Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world with 8,163 meters in height.

RoutesDaysMax.
Altitude
SeasonGrade
Around Manaslu
Trek
18 Days5,160 mSep-Dec
& Mar-May
Difficult
Manaslu and
Tsum Valley Trek
21 Days5,100 mOct-Dec
& Mar-May
Difficult

Besides these listed trekking routes, many unlisted routes are less crowded and a very fantastic one.
  • Kalinchowk Trekking
  • Sailung Trekking
  • Saipal Himal Trek
  • Dhorpatan Trek

What to Expect

You can expect many things while trekking in Nepal. There are so many options for trekking. You can book your tickets to Nepal according to your budget, time, destinations, etc. You can also choose short-trek, long-trek comforting your interest.

Mountain View

All of you know that Nepal is a country of the Himalayas and you can expect the picturesque view of mountain ranges.

The high ranges mountain summit is going to blow your mind, and it is worth visiting Nepal. You can explore mountains above 8000 meters from a variety of angles according to time and weather.

Language & Culture

Nepali is the official language in Nepal, and English is the secondary language. You can speak English while traveling to Nepal as most of people understands the English Language.

Nepal is a colorful garden of 36 ethnic groups and 4 castes. Although Nepal is a secular state, most of the people are Hindus followed by a low percentage of Buddhist and with very few percent of Muslims.

While trekking in Mountain Regions, Sherpas are the people who guide you while trekking in Nepal. They follow Buddhism as the main religion.

Wildlife

Wildlife tourism is the main attraction in Nepal. Nepal is rich in wild diversity with a large variety of plants and animals can be found.

The wildlife is categorized into two classes. One is Common, and another one is protected. To protect diverse fauna, Nepal has established a number of National Parks.

Elephant Ride in Chitwan National Park
You can visit Chitwan National Park for Elephant Ride where you can observe the variety of species like One-Horned Rhino, Bengal Tiger, Gharial, etc. Chitwan National Park is the first National Park of Nepal with 932 km2 listed on World Heritage Sites. Besides this, there are more protected areas for endangered species.

Protected Areas in Nepal
Chitwan National ParkShuklaphanta National Park
Langtang National ParkBanke National Park
Sagarmatha National ParkKoshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
Rara National ParkDhorpatan Hunting Reserve
Shey Phoksundo National ParkAnnapurna Conservation Area
Khaptad National ParkKanchanjunga Conservation Area
Bardia National ParkManaslu Conservation Area
Makalu Barun National ParkApi Nampa Conservation Area
Shivapuri Nagarjun National ParkGaurishankar Conservation Area
Parsa National ParkKrishnasar Conservation Area

What Not To Expect

There are a few things you should not expect while traveling to Nepal. As Nepal is a developing country, you need to care of things since it is not well developed in every aspect.

Luxury

If you are thinking of luxury while traveling or trekking in Nepal, then you are probably wrong. You can find luxurious hotels in major cities while in trekking trails, you need to cope up with what is available.

It means you don’t have to sleep in miserable conditions. Lodge or Accommodation houses owner will offer you a single bed, good food, hot water shower, etc.

Developed Infrastructure

Kathmandu and Pokhara are well-developed cities in Nepal. You can find good WiFi, food, etc., but while in trekking trails you should not expect WiFi or something like that.

Cuisine

In the city area like Kathmandu & Pokhara, you can easily find popular cuisines. But on trekking trails, it is difficult to find great restaurants. You need to manage what is given in Tea House or on small hotels.

Conclusion

To make your journey successful, you need to take care of a few things while trekking in Nepal. You need to book tickets early and confirm it. Check if the weather is suitable for you to travel.

Find the best time to visit Nepal. Moreover, you need to have proper gears for trekking in the Himalayas areas.

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Beginners Guide to Trekking in Nepal

Suraj is a travel enthusiast who believes in finding solace in the heart of nature. He enjoys exploring new destinations, different culture, and encouraging people to travel.

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