Nepal screams out adventure! The little country treasures oodles of untainted peace and quiet, spiritual treasures, and swashbuckling opportunities stowed away in the trans-Himalayas. Nepal hiking tours are on every hiker’s list and it’s definitely worth it! Visit Nepal to experience the warm hospitality of the ethnic Nepalese communities-- the Sherpas, Gurungs, Newars, and Chettris among others, the lifestyle and worldview of the Tibetan Buddhism, UNESCO World Heritage Sites significant in nature-- the national parks, sanctuaries, and archeological sites, and the indomitable joyous spirit of trekking in the Greater Himalayas!
Nepal hiking packages are inexpensive, fits any number of days you can afford to spend, and promises a treasure trove of unique experiences. Watch the sun rise and set over the world’s tallest mountains, walk along the deepest natural river gorge of the Kali Gandaki flow, stand at the base of the mighty Everest to soak in her magnificence, explore the many alpine lakes, glacial stretches, and forests along the foothills, on some Nepal hiking trips you can get all of this at one go!
Everest Base Camp Trek
The way to the base camp of the world’s tallest summit is however not that difficult as one would expect. The EBC hike makes for a moderately challenging Nepal Himalaya hiking that you may complete over 8 days. The EBC hike offers an opportunity to explore pristine Sherpa villages, Everest up-close vista from Kala Patthar at 5600 m, and a thrilling walk by the roaring Dudh Kosi River.
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Though highly trafficked and commercialized in recent years, the Annapurna Circuit Trek has to be on the list of Nepal hiking adventures. There’s rich cultural and natural diversity aplenty, amazing panoramic views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Langtang Himal, and good scope for slow and steady acclimatization. The maximum elevation on this Nepal hiking trip is at Thorong La Pass at 5,416 m.
Manaslu Circuit Trek
With this Kathmandu-Nepal hiking trip you to get a mind-blowing view of the peaks on the Nepal-Tibet border. The trail bends around the stunning Mount Manaslu- the 8th highest mountain in the world. You will cross by the lofty station of the Larkya Pass at 5115 m and get to live at remote and ancient Tibetan peoples villages.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking
Go on Ghorepani Pool Hill hiking in Nepal in January to experience the harsh chill of the Nepal Himalayas pleasantly. It’s a shorter trek, taking 5 days and going for an elevation of 3210 m at Poonhill. Bookmark this trek for exquisite sunrise views, restful village stays, and beautiful rhododendron blooming along the trail in the springtime.
Langtang Valley Trek
Take this trek to get a stunning view of Langtang Ri, Annapurna, and Makalu peaks. The natural and cultural takeaways of this Nepal hiking trip are-- wild Tibetan highland region, the unique life of the Tamang people, beautiful glaciers, and vast mountain panorama.
Upper Mustang had been until recently a geo-politically sensitive area, closed for treks until 1992. Because of the isolation, the culture of the place has frozen back in time. 16th century Buddhist monasteries, caves, deep ravines, rock shelves fringed with snowpeaks at the background makes up some marvelous visuals in this region. The olden Tibetan culture among the ancient people of Mustang is still alive in practice.
The best time to go hiking in Nepal is between October and December when the skies remain generally clear, the views are spectacular, and you will get to have an extreme winter experience in the Himalayas, also the traffic happen to remain comparatively low on the more popular trails.
Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu is the only international airport in the country. From Kathmandu you can access other regions by the road or internal flying services to local airstrips or helipads. You can also enter Nepal through India by several points on the Indo-Nepal border like Gorakhpur.