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If you have the urge to discover Nepal’s terrain, and understand the ecology or learn about its distinct geography, going for a trek would be the right thing to do. Unquestionably, Nepal has remained an exciting playground for adventure tourists and trekkers since the Himalayan country offers an assortment of exhilarating opportunities.
The camaraderie of the locals will add flavor to a trekker’s fervor besides getting a stunning view of the snow-capped mountain peaks. Khabarhub gives you a sketchy idea about some popular trekking destinations.
A homeland to numerous soaring mountain ranges, including the world’s highest peak, the Mt. Everest, this region will mesmerize a trekker with its grandeur. Peaks like Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Kangtega, Mt. AmaDablam, Mt. Cho Oyu and several other peaks will leave you spellbound. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp would be enthralling since it gives you a spectacular close up view of the world’s highest mountains, as well as an opportunity to explore the Sherpa villages and their lifestyles besides coming across magnificent high passes, valleys, rivers, monasteries and Buddhist prayer flags.
Dubbed as one of Nepal’s most popular treks, Annapurna Circuit gives you a blend of adventure and pleasure with the trail traversing a variety of terrain in the Annapurna region. Trek to the Annapurna Circuit gives you an opportunity to understand and explore the rich cultural and natural diversity besides offering an amazing view of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Macchupucchre, Manaslu and LangtangHimal. Moreover, the trail offers you an opportunity to enjoy the lush valley, green high alpine, and arid peaks. And not to forget the smiling faces of the people!
The Manaslu Circuit offers you spectacular panoramas of the snow-clad peaks on the Nepal-Tibet border. The trek here goes around the gorgeous Mount Manaslu — the world’s 8th highest mountain. The profoundness of your spirits will reach the optimum high when you get through the challenging Larkya Pass, and several other mountain passes. On the way, you will find typical villages and come across diverse cultures of ancient Buddhist monasteries. The Manaslu Circuit trekking route, in fact, gives you adventurous, yet fabulous experience for trekkers.
Ghorepani Poon Hill
Easy and short route, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek offers you a panoramic view of the high hills, terraced farmlands as well as the beautiful rhododendron forest. More than that, the warm hospitality of the people of Gurung community adds flavor to the trip. In fact, the trek becomes relatively exciting during the spring season when the rhododendron forest is in bloomGhorepani Poon Hill trek is usually termed as the best trek in this Himalayan country to have a spectacular sunrise view over the Annapurna range and to explore the beauty of the Annapurna Region.
Langtang Valley Trek
What could be more exciting than to go for Langtang Valley Trek – widely admired trekking route for its diverse vegetation and cultured villages? Surrounded with tranquil rural landscape, this trek offers an opportunity to view the stunning Annapurna and Makalu peaks. Besides, the trek also makes you feel the warmth of the rich Tamang culture and hospitality. In fact, you will not miss some beautiful glaciers at a quite low altitude.
Close to Tibet, the Upper Mustang offers you an opportunity to see the 16th-century Buddhist monasteries and the caves carved into sheer cliff walls. Considered a culturally and geo-politically sensitive, this was opened for trekking only from 1992. This place has an unusual terrain of a semi-arid desert. The deep ravines and rock shelves, fringed with snowy peaks add flavor to your trekking experience. In fact, this place is often termed as a ‘hidden paradise’ rich in Tibetan culture.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp
Trek to the Kanchenjunga area will give you an opportunity to explore the culture and beauty of the mountain range – a home to some of the Asia’s most exotic wildlife. The trek also takes you to the high-mountain terrain on Nepal’s border with Sikkim and Tibet. The trek to this region will give an exposure to the unspoiled local culture
Annapurna Base Camp
Trek to the Annapurna Base Camp takes you to the base of Mount Annapurna passing through hospitable villages and picturesque valleys. A blend of superb natural scenery and rich cultural diversity, the spectacular trek offers you a close view of the peaks above 8,000 meters. Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is a spectacular, breathtaking walk that rewards trekkers in many ways.
Golyo Valley, Nepal’s biggest glacier and an arc of snow-mountains, is the most attractive region in the Khumbu region. The GokyoRi Trek is a trek to the Gokyo valley that passes through green forests and several suspension bridges. Its alluring side glens, turquoise lakes, and the scenic ridges enhance the trek. This offers an opportunity to view of the five Emerald Lakes together in the shadow of the majestic mountain peaks in the Gokyo Valley along with the view of the wonderful ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung located in Khumbu region.
Trek to the Upper Dolpo region involves long climbs and strenuous descents. Considered as a hidden gem of Nepal with its Tibetan style villages, its stunning barren landscapes, and picturesque mountain peaks displays an impressive acquaintance. The region, in fact, holds centuries-old culture untouched by the modern world. Trekking to this region needs to cross of three high passes Nagdalo La (5350m), Shey La (5000m) and Jeng La (5110m).