The land of Himalayas, Nepal always has been the trekkers’ paradise. Blessed with enchanting landscapes and the majestic Himalayas, this beautiful country have a lot store for the tourist visiting here. You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to go trekking in Nepal. Anyone who has a good physicality and mental endurance easily hikes and trek in Nepal.
Trekking in Nepal is perhaps one of the most popular and must-do activity if you visit Nepal. Due to its breathtaking mountain views and ethnic diversity, thousand of visitors come to explore Nepal and its Himalayas. Nepal has many beautiful trekking regions that offer great trekking journeys and amazing experiences. Each trekking region in Nepal have a new thing to offer and moments Embedded with religious sites and spiritual settings of many religions, Trekking in Nepal is quite a wholesome and sublime affair.
So, let us explore the top four famous trekking regions in Nepal:
Trekking In Everest Region Of Nepal: Trekkers’ Paradise
The Everest Region is a must-visit place and trek on its hills, valleys, and terrains, and also to discover what the Everest Base Camp Trek is all about? Getting to the world’s highest mountain’s base camp is somewhat difficult but the natural wonder along with the trail offers you instant relaxation. That is why the Everest region is the most popular trekking region in Nepal as well as in the world since it has the key elements for both general tourists and adventure seekers.
In addition, the region is also home to towering 8000 m peaks. Along with this, it is a fine example of beautiful nature and local people living in harmony. Almost 35000 trekkers come to Nepal just to visit the Everest region and witness its mountain peaks in general. This region has places like Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep, which fulfill our dreams to see the close view of snow-covered mountains.
Everest Region also has another highlight called the Everest View Hotel, which is a vantage point for seeing the breath-taking view of the world’s best mountains. When you get to this region and look at the huge mountain, it feels like they have been preserved just for us. Along the trek, once we get to the top of the Kalapathar to see the mesmerizing sunrise & the best view of the Majestic Everest, we will be at the peak of our pride.
Some domestic airlines fly daily from Kathmandu to Lukla, the starting point of the Everest Base Camp Trek. FYI, Tenzing Hillary Airport, also known as Lukla Airport, is one of the most dangerous airports in the world. So make up your mind to overcome the fear of landing at Lukla, and look at this landing as an inspiring landing. On the flight to Lukla, we can get a beautiful view of mountains like Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawache, Nuptse, Pumori, Kangtega, Cho Oyu and others.
The trekking trail, where we are walking is scenic and descends to the Dudhkoshi River and takes us to Phakding, the “Sagarmatha National Park”, Namche, Tengboche, and so on. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the trail, we see Buddhist colorful flags and meet traders.
Namche, the largest Sherpa village of the Everest Region, has a mountain museum, which is filled with photo galleries, dedicated to mountaineers.
Most travelers start their treks in Lukla, but if you have the time, consider hiking in by foot from Jiri for a more cultural experience. During the first successful Everest Expedition, Tenzing Norgay & Sir Edmund Hillary started their journey to the summit from Jiri. So, you will be walking on the same path which can be a great achievement for oneself. There is also a great selection of shorter treks.
Annapurna Region: Destination For Adventure Travellers
Annapurna Region is one of the few trekking regions in Nepal that makes your dream come true. With its alluring mountains, evergreen forest, glaciated rivers, and the world’s deepest gorge, this trekking region will set your mood. Each part of the Annapurna has an undeniably beautiful rich biodiversity.
Annapurna Region, also known as Annapurna Sanctuary, has some of the rarest vegetation, and its natural sceneries are epic. The common vegetation that it has is alpine.
With the Annapurna massifs, this region becomes one of the best trekking destinations in the world. The Annapurna range consists of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Machapuchare, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Lamjung Himal and others, and they hug both your eyes and mind as you look at them.
Annapurna Region boasts of these mountains and is also home to ethnic groups like Gurung, Magar, and Thakali people, where historians and sociologists can study about their origin, cultures, and traditions from the scratch.
You can embark on your lifetime trip to the Annapurna Region either by driving or flying to Pokhara. After all, the Annapurna Base camp Trek is the second-best trek of the world, and its trekking trail is scenic. This region has several popular treks given its easy access and flexibility in routes ranging from easy to challenging.
Manaslu Region: Ultimate Off-The-Beaten Trekking Region
Manaslu region is a hidden gem in the Himalaya, located in a northwest direction from Kathmandu. It is one of the off the beaten trekking region in Nepal. This region is home to Manaslu Himal (8163m), the fifth highest mountain in the world and is considered as one of the most dangerous 8000 peaks. This mountain also makes the region ideal for trekking in Nepal.
Manaslu Conservation Area and its attractions, such as rare floras and faunas are major highlights of the region.
Like other trekking regions in Nepal, the people of the Manaslu Region are also engaged in agricultural activities, and they have their dialect, culture, custom, dresses, dance, and songs, and each of these is a great new thing to see. Our eyes will be vibrant when we see colorful prayer flags, mani walls, chortens, and stupas. All these create a little Tibet in Nepal.
As we trek further, the guide resurfaces about the hidden culture of the region. We pass the monasteries, and it emerges on our minds that everything about the Manaslu Region is sacred. It also has caves.
As we walk in the calmness of the floras; there is an abundance of vegetations, and their colorfulness gets lively as we walk along with them. All, we have to do is enjoy this dynamic feature of the Manaslu Region amidst nature. We will also find happiness, and this can be looked upon as a magnetic side. Moreover, we may spot Red Panda and Snow–Leopard.
Despite the trek gaining in popularity it is still fairly unspoiled and feels very wild and remote.
Mustang Region: Restricted Area Trekking Region In Nepal
Nepal is beautiful as a whole but there is some region that can be considered as a jewel of our country. Mustang region is one of our jewels, and it has become synonymous with the Grand Canyon of the USA. If you have booked a trip to the Mustang region, then it is time to fall in love with an environment that is just like once in a blue moon, and that is just dry like sand.
Although Mustang is considered as an isolated trekking regions in Nepal, any time is a great time to visit it. Also, It is the cheapest place to travel, and it seduces with its unmatched beauties times without number. Mustang is not only the isolation of the world that is blessed with fertile land and peace, but also with awe-inspiring culture, traditions, and religion. Mustang is happy to stick to its ancient traditions, while many places of the world seek for dynamic changes.
The pristine Mustang Region has been divided into the Upper Mustang and the Lower Mustang. But Mountain Ascend Treks refers to the Upper Mustang Trek to you because it encompasses the two-third region, as well as includes the Kingdom called Lo, which has a rich history of the region. With less rainfall, the region is dotted with less vegetation, and Kagbeni is the entry point of the scenic Upper Mustang. Its scenic trekking trail also takes you to the lovely village of stone-walled houses with flat roofs.
And this region will not disappoint, this area provides spectacular mountain scenery highlighted by Dhaulagiri at 8167m and Annapurna I at 8091m. In addition to that, Mustang is surrounded by more than 35 mountains over 6000m high. Trekkers will find the trail covers an elevation anywhere between 2815m to 3780m above sea level.