This is the country with eight of the top ten highest mountains in the world. It has some of the most beautiful landscapes reachable only on foot. The diverse terrains of the Nepalese Himalayas offer various stunning trekking routes, each unique and beautiful in its own light. If you’re looking to quench your thirst for adventure and trekking, look no further!
Nepal can easily offer you the best treks that fulfill your adventure needs, whether you’re just a beginner or a hardcore trekker. You can have a say on the difficulty level, budget, and the number of days for your stay. The combination of adventure, natural beauty, and the challenge of trekking in Nepal’s Himalayas is bound to provide you a unique and unforgettable experience.
Annapurna Circuit Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, and Manaslu Circuit Trek are some of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal. But there are dozens of other famous trekking destinations as well, such as Upper Mustang Trek, Lantang Valley Trek, Poon Hill Trek, Manaslu Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp to name just a few.
When to go
Nepal has four seasons – spring, summer, fall, and winter. Spring (March – June) and fall (September – November) are considered to be the best seasons for trekking. These two seasons offer the perfect conditions and clear skies for sightseeing.
The spring window offers excellent weather and clear views and is the best season for expeditions in high altitudes and to the summit of Mount Everest and other similar peaks. Along with the clear views, it is the season for flowers. Trekkers can see Rhododendrons and other beautiful flowers in full bloom along the trekking trails across Nepal.
The fall season also offers excellent mountain views and fine weather which are highly desirable for trekkers.
Off-season trekking is possible as well but the skies are foggier in summer as the rains last throughout mid-June to early September. Expect rains and leeches during the summer and severe cold during winter.
During winter, you can easily trek in lower altitudes below 3,000 meters, such as Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek and Nagarkot hiking, among others. However, it is difficult/impossible to trek in high Himalayan regions as heavy snowfalls shut down Himalayan trekking trails. Likewise in summer/monsoon, landslides may block the trekking routes.