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15 Best Adventure Trekking & Hiking Trails in Nepal Himalayas

Trekking Adventure in Nepal

Beach vacations and city breaks are expected to be the most popular escapades chosen by solo travelers as well as families when it comes to choosing holiday destinations. In other words, these are way too common and therefore, it is time to opt for something different, much more challenging and adventurous. Perhaps one should travel to Nepal, which is home to some of the highest summits in the world and is adorned with magnificent landscapes. Nepal is well-known among the hiking enthusiasts as the best trekking destination in Asia, and thus, it makes the right destination for you as well to go for adventurous trip whilst enjoying your perfect walking holiday.

Mountain trekking in Nepal renders vibes fit for those who love adventures and it has been widely known that Nepal does offer the best trekking expedition in the world, being the home to the highest mountain on the globe, Mount Everest. There are many types of treks offered with different level of difficulties which make trekking in the Nepal Himalayas much more interesting, giving you the options to choose the best trek for you to explore.

Hence, a simple yet useful Nepal Trekking Guide is created below to give you some ideas so that your trekking holidays in Nepal do not go wrong.

1. Amphu Lapcha Pass Trek

Amphu Lapcha Pass Trek

Adventure tourism in Nepal will not disappoint you for sure. Amphu Lapcha Pass promises you amazing adventure experiences, not only being one of the most difficult pass in the Himalayas but also famous for many historical exploration sites of monasteries temples as well as beautiful lakes along the way. During the 21 days hiking tours, do not miss the breathtaking view of the world’s highest mountain, the magnificent and gigantic Mount Everest.

Best Season: April – May and September – November

Tips: This pass is only suitable for experienced trekkers as this pass is one of the hardest in Nepal and you need to be fit enough to trek at the Amphu Lapcha Pass. It is definitely not for family adventure.

2. Round Dhaulagiri Trek

Round Dhaulagiri Trek

An adventure travel in Nepal will be perfect by having a trek at Mount Dhaulagri, the 6th highest mountain in Nepal and the 7th highest in the world. In addition to that, the trek leads to the world’s deepest river gorge of Kali Gandaki River as well as the breathtaking view of Dolpo region. Be amazed as you pass through numerous glaciers along your way and walk on the snowy lands to the Dhaulagiri North Base Camp.

Best Season: April – June and September – November

Tips: Be prepared for rough weather and both you and your company need to be qualified climbers because the ridge is quite steep. Start your climb early in the morning as it will be very windy in the afternoon.

3. Rolwaling Valley Trek

Rolwaling Valley Trek

Located between the Langtang region and the Everest trekking region, the Rolwaling Valley Trek has the finest beauty of all the treks and also is one of the less traveled due to its location which is quite remote. Whilst traveling along the trek, you will be able to enjoy the magnificent views of picturesque mountains such as Mount Gaurishankar and Mount Dorje Lakpa. Paying a visit to some of the ancient monasteries along the trek is definitely a worthwhile.

Best Season: February – May and September – December

Tips: Even though trekking at the Rolwaling Valley Trek can be quite strenuous, you do not need to have any prior experience and training to explore the trek.

4. Everest Chola Pass Trek

Everest Chola Pass Trek

Out of all the adventure activities in Nepal, it is arguable that trekking at the Everest Chola Pass Trek is the most challenging and thus, perfect for adventure enthusiasts. You will pass through the picturesque Gokyo valley, several turquoise lakes and glaciers as well as crossing the high altitude of Chola Pass before arriving at the base camp. Along the journey, you will have the opportunity to see the cultures practiced by the locals as you will stop by at some villages and market places for some rest.

Best Season: March – May and September – December

Tips: Due to its high level of difficulty, it is advisable to hire a professional guide to accompany and lead you all the way to the base camp. It is definitely not something that you can on your own.

5. Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

Climbing and hiking to reach to the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain might be hard for many people, even for some of the professionals. However, reaching the base camp of the majestic Mount Everest is an accomplishment and adventurous enough for the amateurs or for those who finds it quite impossible for them to conquer the peak of Mount Everest. Explore the Sherpa villages along your way whilst relishing the spectacular close up views of the magnificent Mount Everest.

Best Season: March – May and October – November

Tips: The trek is on a medium level and can be quite difficult in some areas, you need to be in a very good health and physically fit before trekking the Everest Base Camp Trek.

6. Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Known as one of Nepal’s greatest trek, the Annapurna Circuit Trek will never disappoint any of the trekkers as it offers a great diversity of inspiring natures and numerous opportunities to experience the cultures of the locals whilst trekking along the trek. You will be treated with the fantastic views of the Annapurna region, Langtang Himal, Macchupucchre and few others.

Best Season: March – May and October – November

Tips: This trek is perfect for a family adventure as it is rated as a moderate trek and not too difficult even for young and amateur trekkers.

7. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in the region and can be completed in a short period of time. Mount Annapurna is known as the 10th highest mountain in the world and it offers a great view whilst trekking in that region. Along your trek, you will pass through several cascading waterfalls, terraced farmlands, beautiful local villages as well as lush rhododendron forests and mountains before reaching the base of the amazing Annapurna.

Best Season: March – May and October – November

Tips: It is a moderate trek, but walking in higher altitudes whilst trekking there will require an excellent physical fitness and good health, so do some regular exercises weeks before trekking the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

8. Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Circuit Trek promises every trekkers an extremely remarkable stunning views of the peaks situated on the Nepal-Tibet border. Enjoy the breathtaking panorama of Manaslu as you go around the magnificent Mount Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world. The trek traverses some interesting Hindu and Tibetan-style villages as well as few ancient Buddhist monasteries for you to explore.

Best Season: March – May and October – November

Tips: Some restrictions have been set up by the authority in which there must be a minimum of two trekkers accompanied by a Nepali guide for you to obtain a permit to trek at the Manaslu Circuit Trek.

9. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The Ghorepai Poon Hill Trek is one of the easiest and shortest treks in Nepal and therefore, suitable for a family adventure if you are bringing along younger children to trek in Nepal. The highlight of the trek which should not be missed is none other than the spectacular sunrise view over the Annapurna range. You will pass through several beautiful terraced farmlands, rhododendron forests as well as Gurung Villages.

Best Season: March – May and October – November

Tips: It is best to trek there during the spring as you will be able to enjoy the beautiful panoramas of the mountains and the blooming rhododendron forests.

10. Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek

Trekking along the Langtang Valley Trek will give you vast opportunity to enjoy the panoramic views of the Makalu and Annapurnas as well as passing through diverse vegetation and interesting cultured villages. Experience, explore and see the cultures of the Tamang community whilst you are on your journey along the Langtang Valley Trek. You will also be able to see some beautiful glaciers along the way at a relatively low altitude.

Best Season: March – May and October – November

Tips: It is a moderate trek, thus, it is perfect for the amateurs who does not have enough skills and experience in trekking.

11. Upper Mustang

Upper Mustang

Located in the region of Rainshadow of Dhaulagiri, the Upper Mustang was once a former Himalayan kingdom and only opened for trekking activities in the nineties. The trek is perfect for those who are interested in cultures, traditions and histories as the trek itself is being protected to preserve some of the amazing cultures of Nepal including the pristine Tibetan Buddhist culture, the 16th century Buddhist monasteries and few others.

Best Season: March – May and October – November

Tips: Since the Upper Mustang trek is being protected and preserved, every trekker need to have a trekking permit and accompanied by a Nepali guide.

12. Gokyo Valley Trekking

Gokyo Valley Trekking

Basically the Gokyo Valley Trekking is a famous traditional trekking trail in the magnificent Everest region that offers panoramic views of the majestic Mount Everest and few other mountains in the Himalayas. Not only you will pass through the largest glacier in Nepal, but also the biggest river in the Himalayas, known as the Sapta Koshi River which is the main source of water for the locals in that region. Explore the culture, ancient and historical heritages in the land of Kathmandu whilst enjoying the beautiful nature along the trek.

Best Season: March – May and October – November

Tips: The trek is of a moderate level; even amateurs without proper skills will be able to trek at the Gokyo Valley Trekking with the help of a professional guide.

13. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Situated on the border between Nepal and the region of Sikkim in India, Mount Kanchenjunga is known as the third highest mountain in the world. Experience an unforgettable adventure travel in Nepal by traversing several pristine conservation areas in this region including the holy mountains which are being worship by the local inhabitants there. Enjoy the magnificent view of the peaks of the mountains which are visible from afar, floating like ships on the calm seas.

Best Season: March – May and October – November

Tips: Solo hiking is not allowed at the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, unless you manage to employ a local guide to obtain the permit to trek there. Plus, the trek is quite difficult, getting a professional local guide will help you a lot.

14. Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo Trek

The trails of the Upper Dolpo Trek will lead you to one of the remotest and least exposed region of the northern Nepal. Despite of its remoteness, the region was chosen as the prime location for the filming the movie titled Himalaya, and even got nominated for the Oscar Awards in 1999. Thus, it proves how beautiful the region is and trekking there will be a great experience whilst enjoying the panoramic view the trek has to offer. Explore the culture and arts of the Tibetans living in that region, and encounter the abundance of Himalayan wildlife including snow leopard and Musk Deer.

Best Season: March – May and October – November

Tips: An extremely physically fit body and excellent health is needed as the journey will be quite strenuous as you will have to trek and walk about 4 to 7 hours every day to complete the trek.

15. Rara Lake Trek

Rara Lake Trek

The less explored Rara Lake Trek features boundless panoramic and beautiful geographical landscapes along the trek as well as the largest lake in Nepal. Surrounded by the rhododendron forests and pine trees, the pristine fresh water lake overlooking the snow-capped mountains will never fail to amaze any of the trekkers. Roam around the trek in peace and tranquility as you may not find many other trekkers due to its remoteness.

Best Season: March – May and September – November

Tips: You need to be reasonably fit to trek at the Rara Lake Trek even though the trek never reaches any high altitudes but it does requires a lot of up and down walking and hiking.


Trekking in Nepal will probably the most amazing thing you can experience at least once in your lifetime and something you will not regret. Thousands of people had taken up the challenge to trek in the Himalayas and so, be one of them and experience the amazing Nepal adventure tours and make others amaze by listening to your stories after completing your treks in Nepal. Good luck and have fun!

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