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Top 10 best treks in Nepal for 2021
Kanchan Shrestha | November 11, 2020

Top 10 best treks in Nepal for 2021

Top 10 best treks in Nepal for 2021, Trekking in Nepal has always been an appeal to the travel enthusiasts around the globe. Col Jimmy Robert was a pioneer who first organized a commercial trek in Nepal in 1960. Since then, till now, Nepal has been a leading travel destination for different trekking activities welcoming more than 200,000 trekkers annually from around the globe. Nepal possesses world’s great mountain ranges and is a home to the world’s highest mountain i.e. the Everest. Apart from the fact, eight of the ten highest mountains of the world lie in Nepal. The spectacular scenery, natural and cultural richness, geographical diversity, fascinating history and friendly communities along with the stunning views of mountains sum up to make Nepal a natural paradise and ideal destination for an adventure holiday.

Tourism in Nepal was flourishing like a flower in spring until 2020 happened to all of us. Out of sudden, the pandemic started with lit of light and spread like a bushfire. COVID-19, these tiny viruses turned everything upside down. Who would have thought that we would have had to endure the lockdowns, travel restrictions and our days would be limited within our house to offices? Many people suffered from COVID-19 with increase in death tolls, many people lost their jobs, and businesses went bankrupt creating a worst impact in the world’s economy. With no development of vaccine, it seems like there is no end to this. Looking at the present scenario, we have no option than to live with the virus and many of us have already accepted the fact.

Year 2020 was a black year for tourism around the world. But the year 2021 is on its way with a new hope and excitement. We have stayed back for long and it’s now time for us to travel and make our dream come true. Life is short and we have to make the most of it. And, by now, we all know the meaning of this saying! So, have you planned for your holidays in 2021? If not, then Nepal is an ideal destination for a vacation! The year 2021 is even more special because the year 2021 will offer the quaint, clean and peaceful trail which is very rare in the normal circumstances. The mountains have waited you for long and so have you.

For your ease, we have listed the top 10 best treks in Nepal for 2021. These are the best-selling packages in Nepal that is worth a visit. Go through the list and select the best one for you!

everest base camp trek 2021 in nepal
everest base camp trek 2021 in nepal

First on our chart is a trek that has awed the hearts of many! Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the best selling treks that takes you to the base camp of the world’s highest peak i.e. the Everest. For many, Everest Base Camp Trek is a dream and for rest, Everest Base Camp Trek is a lifetime experience. The trek introduces you to the high altitudinal terrain and offers some magnificent views of mountains, icefalls and glaciers. The high mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho-oyu, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tawache is a treat to bless your eyes with. Everest Base Camp Trek is a sixteen day’s journey that starts with a flight to Lukla and takes you all the way up to Everest Base Camp. On the way, we pass various Sherpa villages, alpine forests, pastures and diverse terrain. The mountain views, high altitude terrain, diverse culture, vegetation, topography and biodiversity are the major features of this trek. Namche Bazaar, Everest View Hotel, Tengboche monastery and Kalapatthar are the highlights that make the trek even more exciting and enriching.

Trip Facts

Trek Period – 16 days

Maximum altitude – 5600 meters at Kalapatthar

Difficulty level – Moderate

Best season for the trek – March to May, September to November

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 2021

A nature lover can never get enough of the Annapurna region of Nepal. The lush hills, valleys, rivers, lakes, forests, villages and above all the magnificent views of the Annapurna massif, Annapurna region is a traveler’s delight. Talking about Annapurna Base Camp Trek, it is a journey full of delightful experiences. It offers some incredible views of mountains as you traverse through the lush hills and forests in Annapurna Conservation Area. It is an opportunity to immerse into the rich culture of locals as you walk past the traditional ethnic villages inhabited by the people from different ethnic groups. Starting from the foothills of Annapurna, the trail takes us through some spectacular landscapes to Annapurna Base Camp at an elevation of 4130 meters. The base camp is a mountain hub that offers some fascinating views of mountains such as Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Macchapucchre, and many other mountains that rise tall one over the other.

Trip Facts

Trek Period – 14 days

Maximum altitude – 4130 meters at Annapurna Base Camp

Difficulty level – Moderate

Best season for the trek – March to May, September to November

Tsum Valley Trek takes you to a sacred Tibetan Buddhist land that has remained isolated in the shadows of beautiful Himalayas. Tsum valley is a picturesque valley hidden in between the mountains that treasures some ancient Buddhist history. The wild atmosphere, ancient treasures, off beaten route and magnificent views of mountains make this trek one of the authentic and best treks in Nepal. Discover the ancient caves, monasteries and people as you walk pass the rustic and remote trails of the valley. The trek heads off along a scenic route with lush hills, villages and forests until it traverses into the mystic valley of Tsum. The wildlife, biodiversity, authentic Buddhist culture and the traditional villages in the shadows of majestic mountains like Ganesh Himal, Singri Himal and Boudha Himal, Tsum valley Trek is a lifetime experience.

Trip Facts

Trek Period – 22 days

Maximum altitude – 3700 meters at Mu Gompa

Difficulty level – Moderate

Best season for the trek – March to May, September to November

Mount Ganesh Himal – view from Jyamrung lamasthan

Ganesh Himal Trek is a remote trekking experience that takes you deep into the core nature and blesses you with its captivating enigma. The traditional villages, dense forests, lakes and peaceful environment enclosed in the blanket of mountains, Ganesh Himal Trek is a highly recommended adventure journey. Unlike other popular trails, the trail of this trek is less crowded with natural glory intact, untouched by any kind of modernization.  Ganesh Himal, a mountain named after the legendary elephant headed Hindu God – Lord Ganesha is the major highlight of this trek. Lying between Manaslu and Langtang, Ganesh Himal Trek is an enriching experience where one can experience the exotic wildlife amidst the exotic terrain full of beautiful waterfalls, cliffs, rock formation and traditional villages. The remote culture, vibes of Buddhism religion and astounding view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu Himal, Langtang Himal and Annapurna Himal adds a mystic touch to this trek.

Trip Facts

Trek Period – 14 days

Maximum altitude – 4050 meters at Sing La Pass

Difficulty level – Moderate

Best season for the trek – March to May, September to November

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek 2021
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek 2021

Experience wide range of wonderful scenery as you walk high onto glaciated base camp of the world’s third highest mountain i.e. Mt. Kanchenjunga! Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a rejuvenating experience that takes you to the remote sections of eastern Nepal and allows you to dissolve in to the captivating beauty of lush hills, valleys, forests and mountains. It is one of the less travelled paths that is lengthy and demanding at the same time. Being a restricted trek, you need a local and at least two trekkers to obtain a trekking permit to the base camp. The route passes through Arun valley which is considered as one of the most beautiful regions for trekking in Nepal. Kanchenjunga Conservation Area that extends over an area of 2035 sq. km. is a highlight of this trek. It is a home to diversity of rare floras and faunas. Above all, the mighty Mt. Kanchenjunga that stands tall at an elevation of 8586 meters is the showcase that multiplies the glory of this trek.

Trip Facts

Trek Period – 26 days

Maximum altitude – 5143 meters at Kanchenjunga Base Camp

Difficulty level – Strenuous

Best season for the trek – March to May, September to November

phksundo-lake-2021
phksundo-lake-2021

Shey Phoksundo Lake Trek takes you to Phoksundo Lake which is considered as one of the heavenly places to be at in Nepal. Lying in the Dolpo region, Phoksundo Lake Trek is a short and easy trek full of natural and cultural wonders. Phoksundo Lake at an elevation of 3611 meters is an alpine fresh water oligotropic lake and the deepest lake in Nepal. Phoksundo Lake lies in a spectacular location amidst the periphery of Shey Phoksundo National Park that offers some splendid views of Mt. Kanjiraowa along with other mountains in the surronding. The lake is a holy place for followers of Buddhist and Bon Po religion which adds a cultural touch to this trek. There is a traditional Ringmo village nearby the lake which is inhabited by people following Bon Po religion. The religion is a unique religion of its own kind. The Phoksundo Lake, Ringmo waterfall, ancient monasteries, traditional people, their culture, tradition and biodiversity within the national park are some of the highlights of this trek.

Trip Facts

Trek Period – 12 days

Maximum altitude – 3660 meters at Phoksundo Lake

Difficulty level – Easy

Best season for the trek – March to May, September to November

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek 2021
Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek 2021

Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is a challenging trek around the Dhaulagiri massif i.e. the seventh highest mountain in the world. It is a complete adventure package for an enthusiastic trekker. It is amongst the strenuous trek where one has to pass through the snow covered slopes, icy glaciers and lateral moraines. Some of the popular places in Annapurna region such as Marpha, Tatopani, Ghorepani and Poonhill are featured in this trek. The trail goes through the terraced farmlands, lush hills and valleys that connect the mountain villages inhabited by people from different ethnic groups such as Magar, Gurung, Thakali, etc. Further, the trail climbs up the dense forests and rocky path to higher elevation region with magnificent views of Mt. Dhaulagiri I, Mt. Dhaulagiri II, Mt. Dhaulagiri III, Mt. Dhaulagiri IV and Mt. Dhaulagiri V on sight. The French Pass at 5300 meters is the highest point of this trek. It is a connecting dot between the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna region.

Trip Facts

Trek Period – 20 days

Maximum altitude – 5300 meters at French Pass

Difficulty level – Strenuous

Best season for the trek – March to May, September to November

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Dolpo trekking in nepal 2021

Upper Dolpo is one of the restricted regions of Nepal that was opened to foreigners in 1989. It is a beautiful land hidden in between the Dhaulagiri and Tibetan ranges in the mid western region of Nepal. Dolpo region is quite different than the rest of Nepal. It is characterized by dry, semi arid terrain with deep and narrow valleys. Upper Dolpo Trek is one of the most cherished treks of Nepal that allows you to experience the semi desert like highlands in Nepal. The government of Nepal has restricted number of travelers to this region safeguarding the remoteness and authenticity of the trail. Upper Dolpo trek starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Jhupal via Nepalgunj. The flight is followed by a peaceful walk along a pristine trail fill of wonderful scenery and mountain views. On the way to Upper Dolpo, we visit Shey Phoksundo Lake and walk past various villages enjoying the awesome mix of culture and religion.

Trip Facts

Trek Period – 30 days

Maximum altitude – 5520 meters at Juben La

Difficulty level – Challenging

Best season for the trek – May to October

langtang-valley-trek 2021
langtang-valley-trek 2021

Langtang valley trek is a delightful journey that takes to one of the most beautiful mountain valleys in Nepal. Situated north to Kathmandu, near the Nepal Tibetan border, Langtang valley is a valley of natural and cultural abundance.  Starting from the Syabrubensi, the trek takes you along a jovial trail enhanced by traditional villages, farmlands, lush hills and forests. The trail traverses into Langtang Conservation Area which is a natural habitat for thousands of floras, faunas, birds and butterflies. Further, the trail opens up to the Langtang valley, a valley blanketed with majestic mountains such as Langtang Himal, Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa. The valley consists of traditional Tamang villages which reflect the rich Buddhism religion prevalent in the area. Besides, the Kyanjin gompa, Kyanjin Ri and cheese factory are the highlights that makes the trek even more special. Langtang Valley Trek can be accomplished in short period of time and is easily accessible from the capital city – Kathmandu. Overall, the trek is a perfect mélange of natural bliss, biodiversity and cultural richness.

Trek Period – 11 days

Maximum altitude – 3870 meters at Kyanjin Ri

Difficulty level – Moderate

Best season for the trek – March to May, September to November

  • Manaslu Circuit Trek 2021
manaslu view from lamasthan
manaslu view from lamasthan

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the best treks in Nepal. Recently, it is the first choice for most of the trekkers looking forward to a challenging trek in Nepal. Despite of its rise in popularity, the trek is still able to maintain it remoteness and off the beaten natured trail. These days, popular treks in Annapurna region are too crowded hence Manaslu Circuit Trek is acting as a replacement for those who want to trek along a pristine and remote trail. Moreover, the route takes you around Mt. Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world. The trail can be quite challenging but it offers some best views of mountains and high altitude terrain. The local people, their culture, diverse terrain and biodiversity are some factors that make the trek worth it. During the trek, you will start walking from the sub tropical jungles at lower elevations and climb up to the challenging mountain pass – Larkya La pass at an elevation of 5160 meters. Imagine the diversity in terms of topography, climate, vegetation, people and lifestyle that you will be able to encounter throughout the journey!

Trip Facts

Trek Period – 16 days

Maximum altitude – 5160 meters at Larkya La Pass

Difficulty level – Strenuous

Best season for the trek – March to May, September to November

So, these are the top 10 best treks in Nepal for 2021. These are just the guidelines to help you choose your trek. There are plenty of other options for trekking in Nepal. Please go through the varieties of options in our website for more info.

Himal Eco Treks couldn’t welcome the tourists in 2020 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 but now, we are all set to welcome you with the double passion and enthusiasm. Come and taste the wilderness of mountains! You will never regret for your choice made.

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