Trekking in Nepal Himalaya

  • Manisha Tamang
  • Last Updated on Sep 3, 2023

Trekking in Nepal

Nepal, land of Himalayas, is very popular for its rich natural beauties, culture, historical monuments, heritage sites, food and many more. Trekking in Nepal is one of the best adventure activities to do in the majestic Himalayas. It does not matter either you are just a beginner or an experienced trekker, Nepal has various trekking options to offer ranging from easy and short trek to challenging high altitude trek that leads to some of the highest mountain base camps. Trekking in Nepal offers a great chance to become fully immersed in the rich and varied traditions of the Nepalese people. You'll see traditional houses made up of stone, mud and woods, and monasteries, as well as learn about the particular traditions and way of life of several ethnic groups including the Sherpa, Gurung, Tamang, and more. The breathtaking landscapes of Nepal range from lush forests, cultivated hills, and alpine meadows to ice glaciers and majestic high mountains, making the country one of the most beautiful places on earth.

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Best Time for trekking in Nepal

The best time for trekking in Nepal is from Mid-February to May (Spring) and from September to Mid-December (autumn) seasons. Spring and Autumn offer the most favorable weather conditions for trekking in Nepal Himalaya.

Trekking in Nepal in spring Season (Mid-February to May)

Spring is one of the most preferred trekking seasons in Nepal. During this season the weather is generally stable. You can see most of the high hills covered with rhododendron flowers adding color of beauty in the landscapes. The views of the mountains are spectacular. The temperature is also favorable for both trekking during the day and resting at night. If you want to enjoy the vibrant colors of hills filled with rhododendron flowers spring is best choice for you.

Trekking in Nepal in Autumn Season (September to Mid-December)

Autumn is another excellent time for trekking in Nepal, with stable weather conditions and clear skies. The monsoon has just ended providing the best view of the mountains and landscapes. During autumn season, you might get the opportunity to witness and participate in traditional cultural celebrations as the main festival of Nepal, Dashain and Tihar is celebrated in autumn season. If you want to enjoy the natural beauty along with experience the culture autumn season might be ideal choice for you.

The ideal time to go trekking in Nepal mainly depends on your availability, what you like, and the particular trekking area you want to visit. Irrespective of the time of year you select, trekking in Nepal will be a wonderful experience because of its stunning scenery and diverse culture.

Trekking areas in Nepal

Nepal is a perfect place for trekking, with a wide variety of trekking destinations that can accommodate trekkers with different interests and skill levels.

Everest Region

This region is home to Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world that stands 8848.86m above sea level. If you want to see the world highest peak this region has various trekking options to offer which includes;

The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks, which allows you to stand at the base of the world highest peak. The Everest Three passes trek is challenging trek where you will cross three high passes Renjo La (5,360m), Cho La (5,420m), and Kongma La (5,535m) taking in the stunning view of high mountains. The opportunity to visit the beautiful Gokyo Lakes is provided in Gokyo Cho La pass trek. If you want to witness world highest peaks and at the same you want to avoid the crowd then Pikey Peak trek in the ideal option for you.

Annapurna Region

The Annapurna area is renowned for its distinct terrain, rich tradition, and breathtaking mountain views. You can see the spectacular views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges. The region offers various trekking options which includes:

The Annapurna base camp trek is the popular trek in the area, which will take you to the base of the Mt. Annapurna, tenth highest peak of the world. If you want to travel the Himalayas but want to go for easy and short hike then Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is the best option for you. Naar Phu valley trek takes you to the hidden valleys where you can see settlement area dominated by Tibetan culture and traditions.

Langtang Region

The Langtang region is near to the Kathmandu and easily reached that provides a variety of scenic natural beauty and different culture and traditions. Moon Himalaya Adventure has two trekking itineraries for Langtang region which includes

The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek includes an adventure that takes you to the Langtang Valley as well as to the holy Gosainkunda Lake. Whereas, the Langtang Gosaikunda pass trek not only takes you to the Langtang valley and sacred Gosaikunda lake, you will pass high passes which includes Laurebinayak La at an altitude of 3920m and Gosaikunda Pass at an altitude of 4600m.

Manaslu Region

The Manaslu area offers a more isolated and quiet trekking experience. The most popular trekking route in Manaslu region is Round Manaslu trek which takes 17 days to complete. Round Manaslu Trek encircles the eight highest mountain of the world, Mt. Manaslu. The trek offers a unique opportunity to explore the remoteness, culture, traditions, ancient monasteries of the region.

Each Trekking region in Nepal has its own distinct scenery, cultural experiences, and adventure. Some of the most well-known trekking routes are listed above. Trekkers can select the area that best matches their preferences and fitness level because each location has its unique charm. The availability of tea houses along the trekking routes is one of the unique aspects of trekking in Nepal. Trekkers can stay and eat in tea houses, which are simple lodges and guesthouses. It is important to know that you require permits to trek in Nepal. Moon Himalaya Adventure has all provisions to make your journey smoother and safe in Nepal.

Trekking in Nepal is a journey unlike any other, which provides a unique opportunity to connect with nature, discover different cultures, and make lifelong memories. No matter which trekking route you choose, Nepal's natural beauty and kind hospitality will stay in your heart forever.

Manisha Tamang

Manisha Tamang

Manisha Tamang writes and manages blogs for Moon Himalaya Adventure. She has a Masters of Adventure Tourism Studies (MATS) from Nepal Mountain Academy. She has experience working for a travel company.

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