This list has been updated in May 2018 to reflect the latest conditions, most notably from the return of the Langtang Trek, which has re-opened. Most treks listed here take to complete. These treks provide breathtaking scenery and a close-up view of cultures of the Himalaya. The summary, below, can help you choose which trek is best for you.
- Upper Mustang Trek: The valley of the Upper Mustang Trek comes with a landscape that is distinct in comparison to almost all other treks in Nepal. In the desert rain shadow of the Himalaya, this region can be found with its many shades of brown and sandstone cliffs. Mustang used to be its own kingdom, and its strong Tibetan-influenced traditions make this a cultural trek that was very interesting.
- Langtang Trek: The Langtang trek is a trek with heart. After having been devoid of travelers for a few years the trails and guesthouses have been rebuilt, and trekkers are back. Nepal is home to a number of the most spectacular treks in the world. Langtang to up and coming treks like the Manaslu Circuit Trek and the Nar Phu Valley Trek, and ranging from classics such as Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Nepal’s best treks are listed below. If you’re planning on going trekking in Nepal, keep reading to choose which trek is best for you.
- Manaslu Circuit Trek: The Manaslu Circuit Trek is now more accessible since new lodges were constructed in 2010. The trek has amazing views of 8,000m peaks — deep lush valleys at lower elevations, all of the great features you’d expect from a Himalayan trek, and a 5,000 m + pass crossing the while remaining unspoiled by visitors.
- Everest Three Passes Trek: The Three Passes Trek takes you over three 5,000m passes and is the best way to genuinely experience the Everest Region for those who have the time. The trek includes sections of the Everest Base Camp Trek but provides views of the giants in the Himalaya’s core as you cross the Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La pass. The Three Passes trek can be combined with other variations of the Everest Base Camp Trek.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek: The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you deep to Annapurna South’s foot. Since the views are less expansive and more vertical the scenery is quite different from most other treks: you find yourself looking straight up to see the hills towering over you.