Nepal Trekking for beginners: A Complete Guide 2019
Travelers who come to Nepal for their holidays, almost 70% of them like Trekking in Nepal according to Nepal Tourism Statistics 2017. Today here i am going to explain you about Nepal trekking for beginners as well as experienced trekkers.
In the whole world, Nepal trekking is the best till now. Mountain country Nepal had a lot of hiking routes. Everybody know that Nepal is top of the world. Before choose the trekking trail you need to know trekking tips for beginners.
Here in Nepal, all hiking trail are amazing but because of accessibility some are very popular and some of them are the hidden trail. Trekkers can choice the trail according to their preference.
Recently open trail is good for the peace lovers trekkers.If you hike somewhere in mountains, You can fill far from your stress. Because most of the trek is the remote area of Nepal.
People can enjoy seeing local people culture and tradition. After trek or before trek you can also do world heritage sites tour.
The amazing thing is here in Nepal is we can do trek 3 days to more than three months duration. According to their holidays and choice, they can grab the best trek. We have more than 30 trekking package which is easily accessible.
What are most selling Nepal Trekking for beginners?
Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, Mustang are well-known and most selling Nepal Trekking for beginners. Nepal covers 8 of 14 highest peaks in the world which are higher than 8000 meters. From 1950s trekking and mountaineering activities started in Nepal commercially.The following trekking trail are for top 10 trekking for beginners as well as experienced hikers to do trekking in Nepal.
Table of Content
- 1. Annapurna Circuit Trek
- 2. Everest Base Camp Trek
- 3. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking
- 4. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- 5. Langtang Valley Trek
- 6. Manaslu Trek
- 7. Mardi Himal Trek
- 8. Khopra Trek
- 9. Tamang Heritage Trek
- 10. Gosaikunda Trek
1. Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit trekking is most demanded hiking trail of Nepal.It is best for those trekers who want to do adventure trek in Nepal. 5416m ( Thorang La ) makes this trail adventure. We need to across the Thorang la, the world widest pass.If you have short holidays, then you can do Annapurna Circuit trek 10 days.
It takes 10 to 22 days to trek the 300km distance around the entire Annapurna massif.We need to aclmitize to cross the Thorang La. At Manang we will have rest day to acclimatization. The trek offers an eyecatching view of Manslu, Lamjung Himal,Annapurnas range, Tilicho peak,Khangsar peak, Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche and Nilgiri.
This trek start from Besisahar and ends at Beni at traditon but nowdays because of road construciton most of the people starts from Syange and finished at Jomsom.Along the trail, you pass through hospitable villages and the world’s deepest gorge.On the way of this,we can see world’s deepest gorge.
|Max. elevation||5,416 m, Thorang La|
|Min. duration||10 Days|
|Best Season||March to May and October to December.|
|Documents||Permits and TIMS|
2. Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest base camp trek is the most thrilling, exciting, and challenging trek for the hiking lovers. It is an enthralling world class journey in the high Himalayas that leads you to the base camp of the highest peak on earth.Situated in Khumbu region, Nepal it is a beautiful heaven in itself.
Everest Base Camp is the gateway for all the climbers that attempt to climb the highest summit.it is the most famous trekking location that holds a long history of pride, glory and tragedy too. It will lead you to the best view points on earth like Kala Patthar (5555 m) . Along with that you will also be able to witness the unbelievable and magnificent view of Mt. Everest and other nearby mountains. This trek will give you a life time experience of the pictorial Khumbu valley.
If you have around 2 weeks holidays for Nepal, then you make it Everest Base Camp Trek 12 days.. Round flight from Lukla is the way to make Everest trek short. But we need to have around one days extra. If we can not fly out from Lukla at written time beacauase of weather problem, then we need to wait for another day.
|Max. elevation||5,600 m, Kala Patthar|
|Min. duration||12 Days|
|Best Season||March to May and October to December.|
3. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking
For the short sweet trek, Ghorepani is one of the best.Ghorepani Poon Hill is most demanded short trek in Nepal.We can do this trek in 4 to 7 days time.Normally this trek starts from Nayapul which is 245km from Kathmandu city.The trail pass through beautiful farmlands with mostly Magar and Gurung Village.Nowdays because of road facility on this trail Ghorapani Poon Hill trek 5 days is more popular.
Due to low elevation(2870m),its is considered as easy trek. Early morning those people who are staying at Ghorepani village , they hike 1:30 hours upto Poon Hill to see sunrise at mountains. SO its also called Sunrise trek.
Dhaulagiri range,Tukuche,Dhampus Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli , Gangapurna and Fishtail are major mountains will be visible just amazing near the eye. 4 days Poon Hill trek finish at Birethanti. But if have 7 days time, we can finish this trek at Dhampus Phedi.
|Max. elevation||3210m Poon Hill|
|Min. duration||7 Days|
|Best Season||March – May and October- Dec.|
|Necessary Documents||Permits and TIMS|
4. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
If you have dream to see Annapurna near the eye, then you need to do Annapurna Base Camp trek.Including Ghorapani trek you can do Annapurna Camp trek 10 days. Maximum elevation of this trek is 4130m.It is moderate adventure hiking.The way are more often up and down.The trail up and down makes your trip for more interesting.
Traditionally if ABC trek starts from Naypul then finished at Dhampus Phedi and if starts from Dhampus Phedi and finished at Nayapul. We can make also do ABC trek in 7 days . But the route will be same for ABC go and back.
|Max Elevation||4,130m, Annapurna Base Camp|
|Best Month||March – May and October – November.|
5. Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang trek is just near from Kathmandu city. Its oldest trekking trail of Nepal. It is rich on Flora and Fauna. The trail on the way mostly Tamang Villages.This trek offers you view of Lantang range , Manaslu, Ganesh Himal,Ananpurana , Shisha Pangma, Porong Ri and Paldor mountain views.From Tshergo Ri (4984m) and Kyanjin Ri View point (4600m) mountain views are awesome.
Within this rich flora, many animals have found there home. Forty-six mammals can be found in the Langtang National Park. Mammals to be found are the Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Musk Deer and Himalayan Tahr. In addition 30 species of fish live within the park boundaries as well as 70 species of butterflies and 345 species of birds such as the Impeyan Pheasant, Ibis Bill, White-Winged Redstart and the Snow Patridge.
The Langtang Valley trek is moderate adventure trek. We can do Langtang trek 7 days also if you have short time.
|Max. elevation||4,984m, Tserko Ri|
|Min. duration||8 Days|
|Best Season||March to May and October to Dec.|
|Legal Documents||Permits and TIMS|
6. Manaslu Trek
Manaslu trek is geographically marvelous and culturally rich. It starts from Soti Khola or Machha Khola and ends at Besisahar or Dharapani. The popular Manaslu trekking route of 177 kilometers skirts the Manaslu massif over the pass down to Annapurna. Manaslu is the 8th highest mountain in the world at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the west-central part of Nepal.
Manaslu is the highest peak of the Gorkha District.
Samagaun (3350M) is one of the famous places on Manaslu region trek. This village lies just opposite part of Mt. Manaslu (8167m)which is one of the top 14 mountain above 8000-meter height. If the weather is clear you can see the sunrise on the top of mt. Manaslu and most of the trekkers take 2-day rest in this place so then they can go to the lake near the village called Birendra lake.
Minimum two people need to get permits for Manaslu.
|Max. elevation||5100 m, Larke La|
|Min. duration||15 Days|
|Best Month||March to May and October to December.|
|Necessary Documents||Special Permits, permits and TIMS|
7. Mardi Himal Trek
Rapidly rising Mardi trekking is short and best walking trip near the Pokhara. For short time bound we can do in 5 days from Pokhara and also we can spend around 10 days in this route.We can see Annapurna base camp trek route from near distance.Fishtail mountaian view is just awesome from every spot of this trail.The difficulty of trek is moderate. The highest camp 3600m at High Camp,Kaski.
We can see stunning views of Annapurna South(7219m), Hiunchuli(6441m), Mardi Himal(5587m) and Machhapuchhere(6997m) on these trails. Most of the ways lie in the forest. So we can also see different kinds of trees. Rhododendron is mostly finding the tree in this route. Rescues Monkey, Sheep, Buffalo and Yak are the major animals that live here.
The best way to do this trek is start from Dhampus Phedi and finished at Siding Village.Dhampus Phedi,Deurali,Forest Camp, Low Camp, Badal Danda , High Camp, Sidhing and Lumle are the major places of this trek.
|Max Elevation||3,600 m, High Camp|
|Best Season||March- May and October to December.|
|Required Permits||ACAP , TIMS|
8. Khopra Trek
Want to celebrate your less than two weeks holidays in Annnapurna Region, then Khopra Ridge Trek is best. According to your choice you can do most popular short trek and recently open Khopra as well. Mountain what we see from Ghorepani Poon Hill and Khopra are same but mountian views are just eye-cathing from Khopra Danda.
Khopra danda trek is alternative trekking of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. Because if you don’t want to do spend your holiday in a crowded environment, then it will be your choice. According to view, much more view from this trail if we compare the Ghorepani Poon Hill route.
We can combine this hiking trail with most popular short trek Ghorepani Poon Hill also. Because if we have around 10 days for hiking then we can start this trek starting point of Ghorepani ( Nayapul ). At the beginning we can complete Ghorepani, then we can continue for khopra.
|Max Elevation||3660 m, Khopra Ridge|
|Best Season||Feb to May and October to Dec.|
|Accommodation Type||Community Lodge|
|Required Permits||TIMS + ACAP|
9. Tamang Heritage Trek
Tamang Heritage Trek is just new route of Langtang . The access of this trial is easy. It’s near from capital city of Nepal (Kathmandu).If you want to hike 5- 7 days to see Tamang culture and some beautiful mountain like Ganesh Himal , Sisapangba , Tibet peak and Langtang also.
Syaprubesi is starting place of Tamang Heritage Trail Trek. North of Kathmandu Valley near the Tibet, there is a Rasuwa district. Rasuwa is majority of Tamang ethinics group.
So to explore Tamang village we need to do Tamang Heritage Trail. It is moderate adventure trek. The highest elevation of this trek is 3165m from sea level. To do this trek, we need to manage around 7 days from Kathmandu.
Between of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal this trek surrounding. We will do this trek just near the border of Tibet. Culturally and naturally both rich in this trail.
You will get more hospitality and respect in Tamang Heritage. We can see Ganesh Himal range , Tibetian peaks, Langtang Himal near the eye from this trial. Green farm land and thick forest are also highlight of this trekking.
|Max Elevation||3165m, Nagthali|
|Best Season||March to May and October to Demcember.|
|Required Permits||Langtang National Park Fees|
Gosaikunda Lake is one of the most famous religious and pilgrimage sites of Nepal. It is located at an altitude of 4,380 m (14370 ft.) and surrounded by peaks in Langtang National Park in Rasuwa District with a surface of 13.8 ha (34 acres). Gosaikunda, also spelled Gosainkunda, is an alpine freshwater lake and a Ramsar site (since 2007) which means a wetland site.
Many foreigners choose Gosaikunda Trek as one of their trekking destinations while traveling to Nepal. The main attraction of this trek is an exotic 108 glacier lakes, small to medium in size that is scattered around the Gosaikunda region surrounded by Himalayas range, delightful forest, beautiful scenario and lush wild nature.
|Max Elevation||4,300m, Gosaikunda Lake|
|Best Season||March to May and October to November.|
|Accommodation Type||Tea House|
|Necessary Permits||Langtang National Park Fees|
Lots of trek route are getting so many trekkers each year. All trekking region have their own importance on their side. Some are rich on the basis of Flora and Fauna likewise some of mountains and landscape.
There are many trekking routes in Nepal which are quite beautiful, but including all in is quite impossible. If you do not have previous mountain experience then Annapurna Circuit and Everest Base Camp is not for you.Its high chance to get altitude sickness.
But if you have previous mountain experience then you can all of this 10 trek packages. To do successful trek you need have trekking guide.We will provide trekkers also best guide hire.