This article gives you an overview of top 10 trekking routes in Nepal based on trekkers flow, facilities and the interesting things available on the route. Nepal is considered as the trekkers paradise. Most of the trekking routes towards the Himalayan base camp are popular among the adventure seekers and the nature lovers. Based on the travelers number of visit following are the top 10 trekking routes serially.
1. Everest Base Camp Trek
Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world which lies in the Himalayas of Nepal. The base camp of Mount Everest is the top trekking destination among the many trekkers. The trekking route is famous for views of high Himalayas as well as culture of Sherpa people famous for mountain climbing. The trekking route starts from Lukla, a small airstrip on the side of Dudhkoshi river. The trekking route can be complete within 10-12 days by walking. Maximum altitude of 5545m above the sea level is the highest access of this trek at Kalapathar from where dramatic views of Everest and several other peaks can be seen.
2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp trekking is another trekking route famous in Nepal. The number of visitors in this route is second highest in Nepal. The trekking trail is best for natural scenery and the majestic views of mountains. The trekking route is easier in compare to Everest Base Camp however altitude sickness may caught. The trekking route stats from Tikhedhunga near by Pokhara. The trekking route can be of different types based on the places you want to visit during the trekking. Trekking via the Ghopani-Poon Hill is the most popular one which takes about 9-11 days to complete the trekking route. The Gurung and Magar culture on the route to Annapurna Base Camp is heart touching and gives you the life long memory.
3. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani is a village in Annapurna region famous for mountain views and Nepalese culture. Poon Hill is the famous sunrise and sunset view point. Trekking to the famous places of Annapurna, Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is the one of the popular trekking route in Nepal. The trekking takes you at 3210m from the sea level at Poon Hill, from where you will see the 360 degree views of mountains and hills. The trekking is famous among Nepalese and foreigners.
4. Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit trek was very famous before the roads to Manang built. It was listed as the top 10 trekking routes in the world in various books and portals. Now the trekking is not so much long but still people do this trekking very often. The trekking is adventurous and little challenging to cross the Thorang La Pass.
5. Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu is the another trekking destination in mid of Nepal. The trekking route circles the famous Mount Manaslu. The trekking is taken as the alternative trekking route for Annapurna Circuit. Trekking to Manaslu is less crowded but full of wilderness experience. The trekking route is getting popular day by day.
6. Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang trekking is another popular trekking route in Nepal gives different taste. The geographical location of this region is similar to Tibetan plateau. The unique culture and landscape of this area is the major attraction of this trekking route.
7. Langtang Valley Trek
Before the earthquake of 2015, this trekking route is third popular trekking in Nepal but now the trekking route is less choice among the trekkers. The Langtang valley and the village is the major highlights of the route. The landslide after the Earthquake swipe the village and there is no more village in Langtang valley because of which the trekking route is less travelled.
8. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Kanchenjunga in the eastern part of Nepal is famous trekking route to reach the base camp of world’s third highest mountain. The trekking is bit difficult and need more stamina
9. Makalu Base Camp Trek
Mount Makalu is the 5th highest mountain in the world. trekking to the base camp of this fifth tallest mountain is popualar among the trekkers. The trekking route is less crowded route but full of uniqueness To know the eastern part of Nepal, this trekking trail is the suitable one.
10. Helambu Trek
The easy but full of joy trekking route is Helambu trek. The village near by Kathmandu on the lap of mountain is famous for Sherpa culture and beautiful mountain views. The trekking can be complete within 3 to 5 days. The trekking is full of natural beauty and majestic mountain views.