Amazing weather overhead as we trek across Renjo La |  <i>Monika Molenda</i> Quiet private eco campsite nestled in the hills at Ghat |  <i>Ayla Rowe</i> On the way to Gokyo Ri |  <i>Ayla Rowe</i> Views back towards Gokyo Lakes |  <i>Charles Duncombe</i>
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Which Are the Best Trekking Routes in Nepal?

Everest & beyond: 5 best treks in Nepal

Operating active adventures for you in the Himalaya for more than four decades and with the new trekking season upon us, we choose for you below five of best treks in Nepal.

Featuring some of the most dramatic mountain scenery on the planet, Nepal is high on the wish list of all trekking enthusiasts.

If you love mountains you will love Nepal – its variety of landscapes, terrains and microclimates ensures there is a trek right for you, whether you want to tick Everest Base Camp off your bucket list, explore the Annapurna region or get completely off the beaten track, where you will meet few (if any) other trekkers.


1. Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar

On the right track to Everest Base Camp |  <i>Scott Richardson</i>

The Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar Trek is specially designed to fulfil the dream of many people to experience the historic route to the base of the world’s highest mountain. When you arrive at Kala Pattar, our guides will point out the classic climbing routes to the summit of Mount Everest!


2. Gokyo & the Renjo La

Incredible views of some of Nepal's highest peaks from Gokyo Ri |  <i>Ayla Rowe</i>

If you feel that a trek to Mount Everest base camp is becoming too ‘mainstream’, then head west instead, towards the Gokyo Lakes. Not only will you avoid the busier trails but you’ll also get to see much ‘more’ of the Everest summit compared to the more popular Base Camp trek (number 1 in this list), just as you will have views from further away!


3. Everest Circuit

Groups of trekkers standing at the top of Cho La Pass |  <i>Ayla Rowe</i>

All you need is three weeks to completely immerse in the natural beauty of the world’s most celebrated mountain range: the Himalayas. To us this Everest Circuit & the Cho La trek is one of the best treks in Nepal. It combines some of the most classic routes in the Everest region with a crossing of the famous Cho La pass, known for offering some of the most stunning mountains vistas in the Himalaya.


4. Ultimate Annapurna Dhaulagiri

Trekkers admiring Dhaulagiri as seen from the view point above the Kali Gandaki Gorge |  <i>Brad Atwal</i>

Shadowing Kali Gandaki, the world’s deepest gorge, the sudden rise of Mt Dhaulagiri is almost unequalled… within 30km (19 miles) it peaks to more than 7,000m! Did you know that Dhaulagiri was once thought to be the world’s highest mountain? Experience the mountain on one of the best hikes in Nepal, the 16-day Ultimate Annapurna Dhaulagiri trek.


5. Manaslu Circuit

Trekking through peaceful villages in Manaslu |  <i>Graham North</i>

The Manaslu Circuit & Base Camp Trek in Nepal is a trekking route that will get you truly off the beaten track. It is only in recent years that trekkers have begun to explore this rugged area of the Himalaya - the Manaslu region didn’t open up to tourism until the 1990s. It is a remarkable and remote trek into one of Nepal’s most beautiful and rarely visited areas: restricted access ensures that it sees only a limited number of trekkers every year.


Nepal offers a variety of trekking ideas and you can find lots of travel inspiration on this website. Did you know that you can stay in exclusive eco camps on various hikes in Nepal? Contact our team by phone, email or drop by to discuss your options on the best treks in Nepal for you.

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