20 Best Treks in Nepal for 2020

Department of Tourism and Ministry of Tourism have been actively promoting various trips and tours of Nepal. Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has announced that it has aimed to attract two million visiters each year from 2020 on-wards.  However, out of several options, where should a tourist head to? We, the team at Nepal Treks and Tour, have curated some of the best trips to visit in 2020, categorized by Trekking Regions. It will definitely help all trekking enthusiasts to decide which trek to go for in the upcoming season by analyzing various constraints like Maximum altitude, Trek Days, Grading for trek, etc. This short blog will give a bird’s eye views of 20 best treks  for 2020.

A. Annapurna Region

1. ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK  Nar Phu Valley Trek
Trip Highlights:
Maximum Altitude: 4130 m
Trek Duration: 11 Days
Trek Grading: Moderate
Accommodation: Lodge/ Guest House

Overview:

Out of several Best Treks in Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) treks secures top position for most of the global visitors in Nepal. They trek is with moderate grade but is quite a worth of stunning natural beauty of Annapurna Himalayan Range.

Highlights – Best Points for ABC:

  • Rhododendron and Bamboo forest
  • Gurung settlings
  • Views of mighty Himalayan Mountains like Annapurna South (7210m), Himchuli (6441m), Machchapuchre / Fishtail Mountain (6993m), Annapurna IIIrd, Barasikhar etc.
  • Spectacular 360 degree view from the Base Camp

 

2. ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT WITH TILICHO LAKE

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake Trek-Nepal Treks and Tour
Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Facts: 
Maximum Altitude: 5416 m
Trek Duration: 24 Days
Trek Grading: Moderate
Accommodation: Hotel/ Lodge/ Tea House

Overview:

This Annapurna Circuit trek with Tilicho lake is destined to explore Annapurna Massif, Muktinath temple and the Tilicho Lake – the highest lake in the world – at once along with the sprawling settlements along the Annapurna Conservation Region. Particularly from Manang, this trek takes a different route towards the Tilicho Lake, leaving the traditional Annapurna Circuit route.

Highlights:

  • Idiosyncratic culture of Gurung, Thakali and Tibetan tribe
  • The highest lake in the world – Tilicho Lake, situated at 4920m
  • Thorongla Pass, one of the biggest passes in the world

 

3. GHOREPANI POON HILL ghorepani
Trip Facts:
Maximum Altitude: 5416 m
Trek Duration: 24 Days
Trek Grading: Moderate
Accommodation: Hotel/ Lodge/ Tea House

Overview

Ghorepani Poon Hill is the one the most revered trails of the Annapurna region. The vantage point, Poonhill, is the place where you can see the majestic views of Annapurna I (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and Hiunchuli (6441m). Besides these, Ghandruk, is also a highly popular place to watch for a charming Gurung settlement with great home-stays offers with warm hospitality.

Highlights

  • Stunning sunrise and sunset view from Ghorepani Poon Hill
  • Hospitality and culture of the Gurung communities

4. ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT WITH THORANG PEAK CLIMB

thorung-peak
Trip Facts:
Maximum Altitude: 6144 m
Trek Duration: 16 Days
Trek Grading: Difficult
Accommodation: Tea-house/Lodges/Camping

Overview

When the sheer thrill of climbing the Thorung Peak is added to the Annapurna Circuit, then the trip’s fun and adventure is doubled. Even inexperienced climbers can go for Thorong peak because it is one of the easiest peaks in Nepal to summit However good physical condition and a solid stamina is highly recommended to enjoy the absolutely majestic panoramic view of the surrounding mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri.

Highlights – Why this particular trip?

  • Get surrounded by majestic Himalayas like the Annapurna I (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and numerous others
  • Ascent the least summited Thorung Peak (6144m)

B. Everest Region

5. EVEREST BASE CAMP TREKJiri To EBC Trek-Nepal-Treks-and-tours

Trip Facts:
Maximum Altitude: 5545 m
Trek Duration: 16 Days
Trek Grading: Moderate
Accommodation: Tea-house/Lodges/Hotel

Overview

This Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to the journey through the heart of the Himalayas leading right to the foot of the world’s tallest mountain. From Kalapatthar, you can have the absolutely amazing sunrise view.

Highlights – I already know about EBC. But what’s more?

  • Gorgeous Himalayan sunrise view from Kalapatthar
  • Idiosyncratic Sherpa community
  • Encounter the natural landscapes of the Everest Region

6. EVEREST MOUNTAIN FLIGHT Everest Mountain Flight-Nepal Treks and Tour

Trip Facts:
Maximum Altitude: 25.000 m
Trek Duration: 1 Day
Trek Grading: Comfortably easy
Accommodation: Hotel

Overview
Just feel like a bird flying over the majestic Himalayan range of Nepal.

Highlights 

  • Magnificent close-up look of Mount Everest (8848m) and surrounding Himalayan ranges
  • Mesmerizing diversity of geography of Nepal
  • Life time memories in just 1 hour of flight

 

6. EVEREST THREE PASSES TREK

Trip Facts:
Maximum Altitude: 5545 m
Trek Duration: 19 Days
Trek Grading: Difficult
Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge/Camp

Overview

Highlights 

  • Sights of all of them in one trip:  Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8414m), Makalu (8475m), Cho Oyu (8188m) and Ama Dablam (6856m)
  • Everest Base Camp and 3 Passes crossing

7. Pikey Peak Trek

Trip Facts:
Maximum Altitude: 4070 m
Trek Duration: 12 Days
Trek Grading: Easy
Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge/Camp

Overview
Relatively easier trek in the Everest Region, specially for those who want to experience trekking in Everest area with ease.

Highlights – What’s unique?

  • Witness ancient Buddhist monasteries, stupas, and Mani walls
  • Get acquainted with Sherpa Lifestyle and culture

C. Manalsu Region

8. MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK Manaslu Circuit Trail-Nepal Treks and Tour

Trip Facts:
Maximum Altitude: 5160 m
Trek Duration: 17 Days
Trek Grading: Easy
Accommodation: Hotel/Teahouse/Lodge/Camp

Overview

Highlights – What’s unique?

  • Enjoy the addition of sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • The Manaslu Circuit Trek is the longest trek route in Nepal, so more challenges and longer enjoyment

 

9. MANASLU WITH LARKYA PEAK CLIMB Manaslu with Larkya Peak Climb

Trip Facts:
Maximum Altitude: 6249 m
Trek Duration: 19 Days
Trek Grading: ADVENTUROUS
Accommodation: Lodge/Camp

Overview

Highlights – What’s unique?

  • The traditional lifestyle and Tibetan culture in the rural villages
  • Climb one of the most lesser-climbed peaks in Manaslu region, Larkya Peak (6249m)

 

10. TSUM VALLEY TREK Tsum_Valley

Trip Facts:
Maximum Altitude:4000 m
Trek Duration: 20 Days
Trek Grading: Moderate
Accommodation: Guesthouse/Teahouse/Lodge/Hotel

Overview

Highlights – What’s unique?

  • Incredible biodiversity of the Manaslu Conservation Area
  • Traditional lifestyle and ethnic culture in the Tsum Valley and ancient monasteries like Rachen Gompa and Mu Gompa

D. Langtang Region

11. Gosainkunda Lake TrekGosainkunda Lake Trek-Nepal Treks and Tour

Trip Facts:
Maximum Altitude:4160 m
Trek Duration: 15 Days
Trek Grading: Moderate
Accommodation: Teahouse/Hotel

Overview

Highlights – What’s unique?

  • Tranquil lake of Gosainkunda and its associates like Bhairab Kunda and Saraswati Kunda
  • Rich culture of the Sherpa and Tamang community

 

12. Langtang Valley TrekLangtang Valley Trek-Nepal Treks and Tour

Trip Facts:
Maximum Altitude:4984 m
Trek Duration: 11 Days
Trek Grading: Easy
Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodges/Guest House

Overview

Highlights – What’s unique?

  • Naturally glorious Langtang National Park
  • Monastery of Kyanjin Gompa

E. Other Remote Treks

13. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts:
Maximum Altitude:5143 m
Trek Duration: 25 Days
Trek Grading: Difficult
Accommodation: Hotel/Lodges/Tent

Overview

Highlights – What’s unique?

  • Naturally beautiful Arun Valley
  • Surprising Culture of the Kirant communities
  •  Mesmerizing views of the Himalayan ranges including the third highest mountain in the world, Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m)

14. Arun Valley Salpa Bhanjyang TrekArun Valley Salpa Bhanjyang Trek

Trip Facts:
Maximum Altitude:2800 m
Trek Duration: 13 Days
Trek Grading: Moderate
Accommodation: Hotel/Lodges/Camps/Teahouse

Overview

Highlights – What’s unique?

  • In the proximity of the Sagarmatha and Makalu Barun national park vicinity
  • Unique culture of the Rai and Sherpa communities
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kathmandu Valley tour included

15. Makalu Base Camp TrekMakalu Base Camp Trek-Nepal Treks and Tours

Trip Facts:
Maximum Altitude:5150 m
Trek Duration: 21 Days
Trek Grading: Adventurous
Accommodation: Hotel/Lodges/Tented Camps/Teahouse/

Overview

Highlights – What’s unique?

  • Unspoiled Himalayan landscapes of Makalu (8463m), Peak 6 and Peak 7
  • Makalu Barun National Park
  • Traditional villages like Num and Seduwa

16. Rara Lake Trek

Trip Facts:
Maximum Altitude:3270 m
Trek Duration: 15 Days
Trek Grading: Moderate
Accommodation: Hotel/Lodges/Teahouse

Overview

Highlights – What’s unique?

  • Serene blue waters of the Rara Lake
  • Historic temple dedicated to Bhagwati and the 300 year old temple of Kanaksundari
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kathmandu Valley tour included

17. Phoksundo Lake Trek

Trip Facts:
Maximum Altitude:2670 m
Trek Duration: 11 Days
Trek Grading: Moderate
Accommodation: Camp/Hotel/Lodges

Overview

Highlights – What’s unique?

  • Serene vicinity of the Shey Phoksundo National Park
  • Myriad of biodiversity
  • Tibetan-influenced Buddhist settlements
  • Phoksundo Lake and its surrounding hills and mountains

18. Lower Dolpo Trek Lower Dolpo Trek-Nepal treks and tours

Trip Facts:
Maximum Altitude:5238 m
Trek Duration: 19 Days
Trek Grading: Moderate
Accommodation: Camp/Hotel/Lodges/Teahouse

Overview

Highlights – What’s unique?

  • Scenic trans-Himalayan flights from Kathmandu to Juphal
  • Remote and culturally rich Thakuri settlements of Lower Dolpo
  • Beauty of Dhaulagiri range

19. Upper Mustang Trek Thrilling view of upper mustang trek-Nepal Treks and Tour

Trip Facts:
Maximum Altitude:3820 m
Trek Duration: 16 Days
Trek Grading: Moderate
Accommodation: Hotel/Lodges/Teahouse

Overview

Highlights – What’s unique?

  • Lo la Pass (3950m) and the Taklam La Pass (3624m) crossing
  • Ancient heritages of Lo Manthang
  • Unique culture and lifestyle of the Thakali and Tibetan people

20. Mustang Tiji Festival Trek Mustang Tiji Festival Trek-Best treks in nepal

Trip Facts:
Maximum Altitude:4280 m
Trek Duration: 17 Days
Trek Grading: Moderate
Accommodation: Hotel/Lodges/Teahouse

Overview

Highlights – What’s unique?

  • Trans-Himalayan flight to/from Jomsom, Mustang
  • Majestic panorama of Annapurna I (8091m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) on the trek
  • Relish the challenge of trekking in one of the restricted areas of northern Nepal
  • Grand Tiji festival

 

 

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