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Travelogged #10- Your Complete Guide To Trekking In Nepal

By Anubha Das

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 6 min read

There many of us who are still confused about what is trekking and the difference between trekking and hiking. To make the concept of trekking easy for you so that you can easily motivate yourself for these 10 Best Treks in Nepal, here is the perfect meaning of trekking for you. Trekking is an adventorous walk by foot over land such as hills, mountains or forests. Now, let us dig deeper around trekking in Nepal.


1. Upper Mustang Trek

The first trek that we are going to talk about is Upper Mustang Trek which will be altogether a different sort of experience of all the adventure junkies. Unlike the usual treks, this particular trek in Nepal is known for its dry and windy landscape which gives out the look of a badland. The Upper Mustang Trek is an exotic destination on an isolated region which is remotely located near the most well-preserved Tibetan Buddhist religion in the area. This trek at Nepal can be done any time be it in summer or winters or during the fall season since you don't have to worry about rain or snow. travelogged-10-your-complete-guide-trekking-nepal-upper-mustang-trek_image


2. Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley is situated 30 km away from Kathmandu which is framed by snow-capped peaks soaring 6,000m to 7,000m. This Langtang valley trek offers a few short day hikes and also week-long treks into the lake district. Trekking at Langtang valley is modest, not excessively remote, yet it's as yet a test that is positioned available to direct trouble. Avoid going for the Langtang Valley Trek during the monsoon season which is primarily from June to September. You can either go for this thrill trek during the months of March to May or during October-November. You'll require a good level of fitness to handle the tracks, especially as you'll be trekking in a higher height than where you likely live.travelogged-10-your-complete-guide-trekking-nepal-langtang-valley-treak-image



3. Everest Base Camp Trek

The enchantment of a trek to Everest base camp has for some time been known in experience travel for its unmatched views of Everest, inundated in the serene universe of Tibetan Buddhism, and encircled by the magnificent Himalayas. This great Everest trek through the Khumbu valley offers something beyond a mobile occasion; it is for some a journey to the base of the most astounding mountain on the planet, in a wonderful nation which will abandon you with striking recollections of the general population who live there. The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is pre and post-monsoon, which is March-May and Oct – Nov. travelogged-10-your-complete-guide-trekking-nepal-everest-base-camp-trek_image


4. Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Circuit trek is a staggering 15-day trekking venture which treks the world over the eighth most astounding mountain, starting in the bustling business sector town of Arughat, going up and back along an alternate way, finishing off with Besi Sahar. This is a trek for somebody who needs something else in Nepal yet wants to be offered the most striking and stunning landscape. The best time to explore the Manaslu Circuit Trek would be from March to June, and September to November.travelogged-10-your-complete-guide-trekking-nepal-manasly-circuit-trek-image


5.  Makalu Base Camp Trek

Being called as Nepal's most diverse trek which is a reward for all those adrenaline-pumped people who relish a thrilling adventure. The Makalu Base Camp Trek brings out the best that Nepal has to offer - calm trails, dynamic terraced farmland, country societies, rhododendron backwoods, uncommon untamed life and a few 8,000 meter-in additions to tops. During this trek, you'll get to see the Everest from a completely new angle and witness the rural culture of Rai and Sherpa. Trek along the fifth highest mountain in the world which is home to some of the rarest flora and fauna in Nepal, including the Red Panda.travelogged-10-your-complete-guide-trekking-nepal-makalu-base-camp-trek_image


6. Annapurna Circuit Trek

Do you ever have that feeling that you get when you stare at somebody over the dancefloor out of the blue? The hairs stand up on the back of your neck, your heart pounds like a kick drum, yes, that's how exactly the Annapurna Circuit Trek makes you feel like. The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a 128-mile route, which circles Nepal’s heaven-high Annapurna range, as the holy grail of trekking since it was first opened to foreigners in the early 1980s. travelogged-10-your-complete-guide-trekking-nepal-annapurna-circuit-trek_image


7. Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Be ready to be lead to the most stunning valley of Nepal near Gokyo Lake which is located at the altitude of 4700-5000m above the sea level. Also popularly known as the oligotrophic lake trekking at Everest Gokyo Lake has the best lake with six different lakes among which Thonak is one in all the biggest lakes. Situated in the northeastern area of Nepal, Gokyo Lake lies in Khumjung town of Solukhumbu region. This lake is important for every Hindu and Buddhists. It's far one of the most extreme prominent treks among other treks in Nepal. A short trek that drives you to the staggering valley of Gokyo offering the wonderful perspectives on incredible mountains, the most imperative Ngozumpa Glacier, well known Cho La Pass, Gokyo RI and Kala Patthar close by the Everest base camp. travelogged-10-your-complete-guide-trekking-nepal-everest-gokyo-trek-image


8. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna base camp trek is a standout amongst the most famous treks. The captivating Annapurna massif incorporates the world's tenth most elevated pinnacle. Annapurna I (8,091 m) holds a practically lethal fascination for people who are enthusiastic about trekking. It has the most astounding casualty proportion among the eight-thousanders. This imposing atmosphere separated, the Annapurna Base Camp trek holds special place adventure lovers.travelogged-10-your-complete-guide-trekking-nepal-annapurna-base-camp-trek_image


9. Kanchenjunga Trek

Along the border of Nepal and Sikkim, there lies magnificent Kanchenjunga which is the third highest mountain in the world. Standing tall 8586m/28,169ft, you'll get to see animals like snow leopard since the area is rich with wildlife and iconic species. While trekking in the Kanchenjunga you'll pass a lot of high mountain slopes, pine forests and bamboo jungle. The best time to go for the Kanchenjunga Trek is September-October-November and along the months of March-April-May.travelogged-10-your-complete-guide-trekking-nepal-kunchenjunga-trek_image


10. Annapurna Panorama Trek

Appreciate the simple paced trails along the landscapes to extinguish your hunger for the magnificent views on Annapurna Panorama. Investigate the ethnic towns as you stroll from lower regions of Annapurna to the thick rhododendron woods. Annapurna Panorama Trek is among the most effortless treks in Nepal that takes you to the statures with no probability of elevation infection and gives you a chance to appreciate the nearby scenic views in Annapurna area taking care of business.travelogged-10-your-complete-guide-trekking-nepal-annapurna-panorama-trek_image


What to pack:

It is essential that you carry trekking tracksuits, fleece jackets, weather-proof down-jackets with hood, ankle-length hiking boots and snow boots if you're visiting during January-February. The sun is very strong at such high altitudes, so it is important that you carry sunglasses for your trek. Gloves, scarves, woolen caps, towels, and essentials like walking sticks, torches, energy bars, vitamin capsules, and swiss knives.


Suggested Reads:

Trekking Calendar For Indian Adventure Junkies: 12 Treks For 12 Months

Your Backpack Is Incomplete Without These 12 Trekking Essentials

Your Backpack Can Make A Trek Or Break A Trek: How To Pack For Trekking



Q. Which are the most difficult treks in India?

A. Ten of the hardest treks in India are:

    1. Chadar Trek

    2. Pin Parvati Pass Trek

    3. Kinnaur Kailash Circuit Trek

    4. Goecha La Trek

    5. Stok Kangri Trek

    6. Markha Valley Trek

    7. Hampta Pass Trek

    8. Kuari Pass Trek

    9. Roopkund Lake Trek

   10. Panchachuli Trek


Q. How to start trekking?

A. Start brisk morning walks followed by jogging at-least a month before the start of your trek. Choose the correct footwear and walking socks most importantly. Build leg strength and increase your walking training. Train on similar walking terrain using backpacks and walking poles. Kee yourself hydrated.

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