Top 7 Most Popular Trekking Regions in Nepal

Nepal is a dream destination for all the adventure fanatics who are tempted by the spectacular beauty of the Himalayas and the adrenaline thrill that it offers. Listed by top travel portals bazillion times, Nepal always stands on top for trekking, climbing, and tours. The possibilities this Himalayan nation offers for an adventure trek are endless, which often make it hard for travelers to choose the best trekking trails for them.

There are numerous blogs out there that talk about the top 10 trekking destinations in Nepal or the top 5 places to go for trekking in Nepal. But still, it can be confusing as the views are fantastic wherever you go, so does the experience.

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Every region has its distinct values and specialty. One thing is sure wherever you choose to go, the scenery will be breath-taking.

Everest Khumbu Region

Everest (Khumbu) region houses the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848.86 m), and the very famous route to its lap, Everest Base Camp (5,360 m). Enchanted by the mesmerizing beauty of the region and its serene surrounding, thousands of travelers from all over the world have traversed this region. Besides the base camp, there are stunning Gokyo Lakes (5,000 m) and three high passes- Cho La Pass (5,420 m), Renjo La Pass (5,360 m), and Kang La Pass (5,306 m) that offer equally adventurous excursions. If you want to be bolder, you can go for the hidden and strenuous venture to the Rolwaling Valley.

You will get to observe some of the marvelous landscapes while trekking in the Khumbu region. Several world’s highest mountains like Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m), and Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,486 m) illuminates the trail with their mighty presence. Along with that, the lush greenery, exotic flowers, and rare Himalayan wildlife enhance the routes. And, how can we forget the cultural richness and the friendly people of this region? Home to the strong Sherpas and other ethnic communities like Rai, Limbu, etc, the locals of this place have won the hearts of millions of trekkers & climbers over the years.

The three reasons to trek in the Khumbu region

  • Stand face to face with Mt. Everest- the highest mountain in the world
  • Get to see the daily lifestyle and traditions of Sherpas along with people from other communities
  • Most of the facilities are available on the trail

Famous treks

Everest Panorama Trek, EBC Trek with Heli Tour, Everest Base Camp Trek, Three High Passes Trek, Gokyo Valley Trek

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Annapurna Region

Secondly, Annapurna region is another very famous trekking region in Nepal. The region offers both easy and adventurous ventures. Depending upon your availability, you can join from a short three days trek to more than two weeks trek. And the best thing is, both options let you have an equally rewarding experience. It is what we love most about the Himalayas, regardless of the time you spent on the trail, every moment holds a very distinct memory and leaves you with impressions, which is incomparable.

The Annapurna region houses the western Himalayas like the seventh highest mountain- Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and the tenth highest mountain in the world- Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m) along with other snow-capped mountains like Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Tukuche (6,920 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), Tilicho Peak (7,134 m), etc. 

Famous treks

Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Tilicho Lake Trek, Nar Phu Valley Trek, Mardi Himal Trek

Langtang Region

The Langtang Valley, best known as the “Valley of Glaciers,” the Langtang Region is a very promising part of the Himalayas that is on the way to gain fame among global travelers. Located north of the capital, Kathmandu, the Langtang region is the only one that has quicker access to the trail than all the famous trekking regions of Nepal. Only a few hours of smooth drive, and you will join the trail right away. Trust us, the views here are unlike any other place in Nepal. The region itself is very calming, with less-crowded routes. You will be trekking through the Langtang National Park, which is home to numerous vegetations, floras, and rare wildlife..

You can see beautiful views of a mountain range like Langtang Lirung (7,246 m), Langshisha Ri (6,370 m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Dorje Lhakpa (6,966 m), Yala Peak (5,520 m), Gaurisankar (7,134 m), and many others along with numerous stunning glaciers. The region is somewhat famous for short and moderate treks, but you can also spice up the journey by adding an excursion to Ganja La Pass (5,130 m) or Gosaikunda Lake (4,380 m) to the trip.

Famous treks

Langtang Valley Trek, Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, Ganja La Pass Trek, Langtang, Gosaikunda, and Helambu Trek, Langtang Heli Tour

Manaslu Region

The Manaslu region is closely located to the Annapurna region, therefore you will see one of the best views of Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m). Likewise, the trail also offers views of glistening Manaslu Glacier and other mountains like Mt. Himlung (7,126 m), Kang Guru (6,981 m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), etc. Most parts of the trail are off beaten and fall under the difficult trekking routes in the Himalayas. The accommodation along the way is also very basic, which makes the trek in the Manaslu region overall strenuous.

The three reasons to trek in the Manaslu region

  • Unspoiled nature and less-crowded trail
  • Off the beaten trekking routes with several challenges
  • Long and adventurous trekking

Famous treks

Manaslu Base Camp Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Tsum Valley Trekking

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Ruby Valley Region

Located between the Manaslu Conservation Area and Langtang National Park, Ruby Valley is one of the least visited trails in the Himalayas. The trail is very remote, with almost no infrastructure that keeps most of the tourists away. Moreover, most parts of the terrain are off beaten- challenging, steep & rugged. The available services are basic, therefore your endurance should be high, or you can go for a camping trek (not that expensive in a group). The views along the routes are exceptionally astonishing, and you get to immerse yourself in the tranquil daily life of the locals.

Imagine lush green hills, snow-capped mountains, cascading waterfalls, fine valleys, and remote villages altogether; can you get the picture? This is what Ruby Valley Trek offers.

Famous treks

Ruby Valley Trek, Ruby Valley Ganesh Kunda Trek

Kanchenjunga region in Nepal as it covers the far East part of Nepal and borders Sikkim, an Indian state. The region houses Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), which stands alone from other Himalayan mountains like an alpha. It is the third highest mountain in the world and a very complex mountain to scale. The region is one of the remotest parts of the Himalayas, not touched by the bustle of tourism. Today, trekking in the Kanchenjunga region is like a privilege that demands strong physical fitness and high endurance. The trekkers have to have previous trekking experience as the terrain is challenging and offbeat.

Even in the peak season, you will barely see tourists on the trails. The views are pristine and unspoiled. The trail goes through dense forests and isolated villages. You can see exclusive Himalayan wildlife like snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, musk deer, red panda, and many others along the way. Likewise, numerous flora, herbal plants, and alpine vegetations will become your companion. Talking about the culture and tradition of the locals, you will be observing the communities of Olangchun Gola and Yangma. The people here follow the Bon religion that predates Tibetan Buddhism.Tse camp (4,780 m) or north base camp (5,100 m) or combine both of them)

Dolpo Region

Looking for an off-the-beaten trek in Nepal? If you want to travel back in time, then traverse the Upper Dolpo region, Situated in the far western part of Nepal, the Dolpo region stands high and alone from the rest of the country. Everything here is the same, from the lifestyle of the locals to their ancient beliefs. Trekking in the Dolpo region can be quite challenging and requires a well-planned itinerary. The trail is not developed at all, and camping is required. The almost non-existent tourist infrastructure makes the Dolpo trekking expensive, but the reward you will get in exchange is nothing compared to.

This region is part of restricted areas of Nepal, which demands expensive permits, a compulsory guide, and at least two people in the group (not including the guide & porters). The region has the jewel of the Himalayas, Shey Phoksundo Lake (3,611.5 m), and centuries-old Shey Gompa (4,320 m). Likewise, you will see Crystal mountain, whose cliff is covered with quartz and marine fossils. Moreover, the locals still practice shamanism and Bon Po. This is the place that is mentioned in the book called “The Snow Leopard” by Peter Matthiessen and the oscar-nominated movie “Himalaya” by Eric Valli.

Famous treks

Upper Dolpo Trek, Lower Dolpo Trek

18 thoughts on “Top 7 Most Popular Trekking Regions in Nepal”

  1. I would love to explore Nepal like this with my family one day. We love to travel, and we love hiking and experiencing the beauty of nature.

  2. These all sound like wonderful areas to explore in Nepal. There’s no better way to experience the natural beauty of a place than by hiking it.

  3. These treks look a bit too treacherous for my skill level, but WOW, they are beautiful! Hope to visit one day, even if to just see the beautiful mountains from the ground level.

  4. Wow, These all look like amazing places in Nepal to explore! I can’t wait to travel and see these places for myself someday.

  5. I love hiking, and Nepal is one of my dream destinations for now, at least! Nepal’s trekking scene is above and beyond! Nature at its finest!

  6. I am glad that you posted this, before your article I only thought of Mount Everest when I thought of Nepal. And it is so much more diverse. Thank you for enlightening me. Blessings!

  7. To me, Nepal is like a dreamland. I like hiking so much. Being there, surrounded by beautiful mountains, I would feel like on another planet, full of peace and bliss.

  8. I would love to visit Nepal, during the warmer season! My family isn’t much into adventure travel, however, so I may need to wait until my teenagers are older and have moved out of the house.

  9. These trekking locations seem amazing. And Nepal is stunning as ever. I’d love to visit someday and as soon as the virus situation stabilizes, I will.
    Thank you!

  10. Wow Nepal looks so beautiful, perhaps one day I will have the opportunity to visit this absolute amazing country.

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