Nepal is a mountainous country having plethora of wilderness adventure possible destinations. The country has been hosting amazing trekking trips for people across the globe since long. The presence of more than 19000 mountains including 8 mountains above 8 thousands meter height proves that Nepal is heaven for walking holidays. There are many places where trekking holidays can be conducted. From popular trekking routes to off the beaten trekking routes Nepal offers quintessential trekking tour moments.
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Upper Dolpo region of Nepal is known for its unique culture, tranquility and untainted splendors of Mother Nature. Made famous by Eric Vallie documentary movie Carava the Upper Dolpo Trekking route is by far the best trekking route of Nepal under off the beaten paths category. The final destinations of Upper Dolpo Trekking region are Shey Gompa and Shey Phoksundo Lake. The people living in areas still practices old concept of living. Moreover, for the better understanding of Tibet influenced Nepalese society this is the best trekking route to follow.
World’s third tallest mountain Mt. Kanchenjunga is majestically located in far eastern Nepal. Because of less number of trekkers and tourists walking on this area the place is so quiet and tranquil. During trip of Kanchenjunga trekkers will be able to experience three climatic and geographical belts including subtropical – temperate – alpine forests. Hilly, Flatland and Himalaya is three distinct belts where temperate, subtropical and alpine forests are present respectively. The area is pure example of wild up in the Himalayas. Therefore, from diversified culture, nature and wilderness experience Kanchenjunga Trekking route is alluring wild for best trekking tour.
One of the most popular short trekking routes of Annapurna region is Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking route. This is the best trekking holiday for sunrise lovers and hilly rural village admirers. Get acquainted with Magar, Gurung and other minority castes people by walking through the villages of Ghandruk, Ghorepani and Tadapani. The sunrise view as seen from Poon Hill is so gorgeous that it is regarded as one of the best place in earth for sunrise view. One can observe breathtaking sunrays kissing lofty Himalayan peaks like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Neelgiri, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre and others. Green lush forests of pines, rhododendron, junipers and other numerous varieties of vegetations can be observed. Throughout the year the destination hosts trekking holiday.
Just few years back the route was listed under restricted trekking route. Nowadays it holds commercial trekking tour. Lots of tea houses and lodges are opened on the trail which paves way for stupendous holiday moments. Manaslu Circuit Trekking and Tsum Valley Trekking are two distinctive trekking routes of this region. Circuit Trekking accompanies high passes crossing of Larke La Pass. The trail is around the foothill of world’s 8th tallest mountain Mt. Manaslu. Glacial river and waterfalls too make the trekking tour a mesmerizing water resources encounter walking holiday. Manaslu Circuit is endows mini mountaineering experience while Tsum Valley provides mythical ancient facts. It is believed that the 8th eon once meditated in the Milarepa Caves of the valley. The valley surrounded by lush forests and Himalayas really make your trekking a marvelous tale of beautiful memories.
Nepal is a republican state having abolished the monarchy. However, Upper Mustang region of Nepal is still considered as the forbidden kingdom. The place is located in the extended route of Annapurna Circuit Trekking and home of numerous splendors of nature and culture. The place is blessed by world’s deepest gorge Kaligandaki gorge. The oldest primitive walled city can also be observed in this place. Upper Mustang Trekking route takes trekkers to Lo Manthang passing by numerous man-made caves on the hills. The place is highly colorful and vibrant during Tiji Festival. Enjoy breathtaking Himalayan desert landscape and explore the grandeurs of forbidden kingdom.
Langtang region of Nepal is diversified trekking destination. It consists of forests trail, mystical high altitude trails, water resources and high altitude lakes associated with gods. Therefore, Himalayan walking holiday in Langtang Gosainkunda Pass Trekking route is characterized by cultural observation as well as nature’s exploration. Witness mystical valley of Langtang, cross the Lauri Bina Pass, mountain vistas (Langtang Lirung, Shishapangma, Ganjala, Gauri Shankar etc.) and terraced farmlands of rural village (Chisapani). Trekking tour of Gosainkunda Lake is aesthetic as well as adventurous. Get associated with the Lord Shiva’s creation and witness yourself the source of great Trishuli River. The water originated by the trident of Lord Shiva definitely makes you feel rejuvenated. It is believed that all your sins and pain will be relieved once you drink the water of Lake. Experience the pilgrimage, adventurous and cultural holiday moments in single trekking tour.
Tranquil hamlet situated at the shores of blue turquoise lake is really a scene from fairyland. However, trekkers can witness such amazing beauty of nature during trekking holiday of Gokyo Cho La Pass EBC trekking route. This trekking can also be termed as Khumbu Circuit Trekking as trekkers reach some of the iconic places of Khumbu region. The first stop during this trekking is the Gokyo Valley which is very magnificent as trekkers can observe breathtaking sunset view from Gokyo Ri. Moreover, the crossing of snow covered pass called Cho La Pass is epitome of adventure high altitude trekking in Nepal. The chance to leave the footprints on the foothill of world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest is not a small feat to achieve. In addition the sunrise view from Kalapathar probably the highest place on earth to witness sunrise is delight to do in Nepal. Therefore, this trekking route is also termed as all in all trekking splendors of Khumbu.
Mt. Annapurna is the 10th tallest mountain of the world. Reaching its foothill marks the amazing journey consisting of mountain vistas, villages, forests, rivers and culture. Hilly trail leads way for Himalayan trails as trekkers ascend higher. The trekking is extended from Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking. This is one of the best trekking routes of Nepal. After Everest Base Camp Trekking lots of trekkers prefer this. The major reason behind Annapurna Base Camp Trekking being famous is the diversity. You can observe plethora of vegetations and wildlife en-route to the base camp. Walking on Machhapuchhre Base Camp to the natural hot water springs of Jhinu is blissful moments of this trekking holiday in Nepal. Find out amazing phenomenon of Mother Nature together with the unique cultural practices of Gurung, Ghale, Magar and Tibetan people. Furthermore, the starting point of Annapurna Base Camp trekking is from the most popular city of Nepal the Pokhara city. You can always relax as well as retreat after daunting trekking of Annapurna region.
Probably the most fun filled, activities filled and diversified trekking trail of the world is Annapurna Circuit Trekking route. This place covers hilly, Himalayan and hilly landscape completely different in each day’s walking. The route has been shortened due to road accessibility. Nevertheless, it is still one of the must to do trekking trail of Nepal. Find out hidden valley of Manang, Village beyond mountains, temperate to alpine forests, Himalayan desert, popular mountain pass of Thorang La and religiously harmonious Muktinath temple. Mountains Vistas are bonus treat of this amazing trekking tour. Perform Jomsom Muktinath Trekking, Annapurna Circuit Trekking and Manang Valley trekking in one single trekking holiday. Endow your soul the splendors of Mother Nature and grandeurs of Himalayas during walking holiday activities in Annapurna Circuit Trekking route.
Made famous by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay after successful first summit of Mt. Everest back on 1953 the Everest Base Camp Trekking Route is deity of all trekking routes of Nepal. An abode of world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest and home of intrepid Sherpa people the trail is an exemplary choice for those who wishes to experience thin air, ultra Himalayan experience and over 25 different mountain vistas very closely. There are numerous other things to observe and get excited while trekking in Everest region other than Mt. Everest. Trekkers can enjoy their high altitude walking holiday traversing through Sherpa heartland Namche Bazaar, spiritual Tengboche Monastery, world’s most extreme airport, world’s highest located hotel and many more. If you are in search of iconic moments to be registered in your life then EBC trekking is probably the only choice to make. Trek today to the foothill of world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest and create remarkable memory tale of your life.
These are top ten lists of popular and best trekking routes of Nepal. The other honorable mentions of highly beautiful trekking routes of Nepal are Mardi Himal Trekking, Ganesh Himal Trekking, Rara Lake Trekking, Khopra Khair Lake trekking and other off the beaten trekking paths. Embark today on Himalayan walking holiday mission to revitalize your soul with the pristine wilderness adventure experience in Nepal.
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