The Annapurna Circuit offers the greatest diversity of flora, fauna & landscape of any trek in Nepal and was regularly rated the world's best trek. Our route adds the remote Nar & Phu Valleys and avoids nearly all of the new road.
This challenging trek focusses on some of Nepal's less visited trekking regions, taking in the remote and spectacular valley of Langtang, the high mountain lakes at Gosainkund, and the green & beautiful foothills of the Helambu.
If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, then it’s a no brainer to know that Nepal is home to some of the world’s most beautiful treks.
If you’re planning a trip to the Himalayas and are after a quick answer on what are the best treks to go on, well, the answer is, “it depends”! There is no absolute best hike for everyone. Your Himalaya experience will depend on how you feel about crowds, how high you are planning on trekking, and your tolerance for heat, cold and rain.
The best hikes in Nepal range from classics such as Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, and Langtang to up and coming treks such as the Manaslu Circuit Trek and the Nar Phu Valley Trek – carry on reading below if you’re keen to know what’s our favourite mind-blowing hikes in Nepal, in no particular order, of course.
One of the most famous treks in the world is undoubtedly the Everest Base Camp trek, and for every avid explorer, this is on their bucket list, and with good reason.
This trek always leaves its travellers with an unforgettable experience that captures the raw and uncut Himalayan way of life – from the unique Sherpa culture to the Everest peaks.
Imagine having to witness the iconic mountains most only get to see in books, magazines, and online – seeing the snow-capped peaks will leave you in awe and here is where you will soon realise that these views cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
Not only is the Everest Camp trek an adventurous journey, but a spiritual one too. You will come across the Tengboche Monastery on your journey – home to Buddhist monks who bless trekkers for a successful journey before embarking on the rest of their adventure.
Of course, the stops along the journey are rewards itself but the most incredible part of this trek is actually reaching the finish line of the Everest Base Camp. A truly rewarding experience and sense of achievement for what is known to be a tough climb.
Also known as the 8th highest mountain in the world, Mount Manaslu boasts spectacular views.
You will also find that this Nepal trek is quite remote, and off-the-beaten-path compared to other well-known treks.
You will find that the Manaslu Circuit Trek is placed east of the Annapurna Himalayan range and offers a unique environment, one that’s enriched with biological diversity, a rich heritage culture, and more.
On this trek you’ll experience some of the most dramatic landscapes, and different flora and fauna, which will ultimately be some of the most beautiful scenes you will ever see – an example is the passes crossing the Himalayas – Larkya La Pass – which is believed to be the highest point and best viewpoint of the region.
Compared to the Everest Base Camp trek, you will find that this trek is less prioritised, meaning you will see fewer trekkers on the trail, which means you get to explore a less tourist and commercial journey.
While not as popular as some other treks in Nepal, the Langtang Trek is just as good as any other and is about eight days, you can experience the best of what the Himalayas has to offer.
The Langtang Trek is for those who want to see something pure without having to travel extra kilometres.
For decades, Langtang trekking was at the top of many hikers' wish lists however, in recent years Langtang has become known for something else – the destruction of the most important village during the earthquake of 2015.
Where many villages in Nepal suffered, something terrible happened high above the village of Langtang – part of the great peak of Langtang Lirung broke off, and a devastating avalanche of ice and rocks was the result.
In Langtang, hikers have found the trails again. Thus, during a Langtang Valley Trek, a warm welcome awaits you.
It is also good to note that the Langtang Trek is famous for its natural and cultural mysteries – on this less crowded trek you will find ancient Buddhist monasteries, heritage culture meadows, breathtaking villages, Tibetan lifestyle, and. Flora and fauna.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek will take you through beautiful mountain rivers, sub-tropical forests, charming villages, and into the Annapurna sanctuary.
The well-loved trail runs through glaciers and moraines before reaching the foot of Mount Annapurna – the 10th highest mountain in the world.
While travelling to Annapurna Base Camp you will pass through many villages including Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chomrong, Dovan, Deurali, and more. This will allow you to enjoy and gain an understanding of what life is like in the shadow of the Himalayas.
Annapurna Base Camp is one of the rare treks that allows you many opportunities to engage with locals and their cultures, as there are a plethora of villages along the way, even at higher altitudes.
If you’re at all considering this trek, then you must know that the mountains of Annapurna are incredibly interesting and unique - the peaks are said to have been an abode for Hindu gods and goddesses which makes the entire place sacred.
If you’re a first-time trekker then the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is perfect for you, it doesn’t require previous trekking experience – the trail is gradual and manageable.
While a restricted area, Nar Phu Valley Trek in Nepal offers the best remote settings and a timeless landscape stretching up the Tibetan plateau.
Twisting off from Nepal’s legendary Annapurna Circuit, the wild, rarely-visited, valleys of Nar and Phu are slowly opening up to independent trekkers, offering a window onto one of Nepal's most untouched, Tibetan-influenced quarters.
Nepal is all about unbeatable natural beauty and the Nar Phu Valley trek gives you a taste of spectacular wilderness in the far north of the Annapurna region.
The flawless valleys, gorges, and ravines add to the terrifyingly beautiful drops clearing your way for gorgeous vistas of the Annapurna Massif Himalayan Range.
The Nar Phu valley Trek itself is an enthralling adventure and more so, keep your eyes open for snow leopards and blue mountain sheep and occasionally, a train of yak or mule might nudge you along narrow tracks.