Nepal, home to Eight Highest Mountains in the world, is a very popular destination due to its diverse natural beauty, unrivaled scenery, majestic mountains and coexistence of varieties of culture. Combine this with endless nature and wildlife, and panoramic view of the Himalayas, including the Mount Everest, makes the country a true paradise for all the trekkers in the world. Trekking in Nepal is an incredible experience for those who want to combine a great walk along the spectacular Himalayas and have an insightful cultural experience. Here are some Top base camp treks in Nepal:
1) Everest Base Camp Trek
A trek to the Everest Base Camp is one of the trendiest trekking routes in Nepal. This trek takes you into the lap of the Himalayas and the dwelling of the highest mountain in the world Mt Everest at 8848m. Everest Base Camp is situated at an altitude of 5364m and brings you as close as you can get to the highest peak in the world (without a climbing permit). It is also the most popular trekking destination for adventure-seekers in Nepal also. You can scrutinize the classic view of world’s highest 8000+ peaks including Mount Everest from Kala Patar (5454m).
Actually, there are many trekking routes in Everest region but it is one best among others. Why? Because this route take you close to the Mount Everest. September-November and December-February is the best time to trek in Everest region.
- Stunning views of Mount Everest and surrounding snow – clad mountains from Kala Patthar, the world’s highest belvedere
- Scenic Himalayan Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
- Exploration of the Buddhist Traditions, Wall, Chortens & Old Stupas throughout the trip
- Exposure to villages within Khumbu Region
For more information, you can read: Exploring The Everest Base Camp | EBC Overview
2) Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek, one of the most popular trekking in Nepal as it offers a great variety of beautiful landscapes, nature, and culture of the central mountains of Nepal. This trek starts from the beautiful lake city of Pokhara. Nayapool is the starting point of this trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trek brings with it the chance to observe the grand views of the Annapurna Mountain, Machhapuchre Mountain, Mount Dhaulagiri and many other peaks. If you first-time trek in Annapurna base camp then you will be encouraged by yourself to trek in others places of Nepal. The best and appropriate time to Trek in Annapurna Base camp is September to November and March to May, if you trek in offseason then you will miss the scenic beauty over there.
- Stunning views of Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Hiuchuli, Mardi and many other mountains
- Mesmerizing sunrise & mountain views from Poonhill
- Explore Annapurna Sanctuary
- Typical Gurung Village of Chhumrung
- Zhinu Hot Spring at Jhinu
3) Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Treks is a remarkably strange trek in Nepal which gives you a great chance to reach the base camp of world’s third tallest mountain, located in the far north-eastern corner of Nepal. This has been described by many people as one of the finest trekking routes in Nepal. The name Kanchenjunga means ‘Five Treasures of The Great Snow’ which justifies the five summits that makeup Kanchenjunga. In 1979 British Mountaineer Pete Boardman described the journey to the base camp of Kanchenjunga as the most beautiful trek he had ever undertaken. Besides that It is one trendiest trekking in Nepal and hardly difficult than others. Himalayan Yeti, snow leopard, Musk deer, Red Panda, Red – Billed Blue Magpie, Himalayan Black Bear are some animals found in this region. This trek starts from Kathmandu to Suketar, Biratnagar by Domestic Airlines, then our trail ascends through different places like Mitlung (921m), Chirwa(1270m), Sukathum (1576m), Amjilosa (2308m), Gyabla (2730m), Ghunsa (3595m), Kambechen (4050m), Lhonak (4780m), and finally to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5388 m).
- Witness the world’s 3rd highest mountain, MT. KANCHENJUNGA
- Experience the walkthrough different Glacier routes, High Passes and pristine Rhododendron forests
- High challenging mountain passes with majestic views Authentic wilderness trek of Nepal
4) Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek
Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is also one of the major trekking routes in Nepal and is extremely popular among the foreign and domestic trekkers and tourists. Mount Dhaulagiri (8167) is world seventh highest mountain of the world, is noticeably the major attraction of the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek. It lies on the north side of Annapurna and Kali Gandaki in the western Nepal and south of Tibet. Dhaulagiri is also known as “The White Mountain” because of its unique, mound shape when can be seen from treks that leave from Pokhara- City of Paradise. It is one challenging trekking trail in Annapurna region. This trekking package offers tremendous natural beauty with the evergreen forests studded with rhododendron trees and also the great Himalayan Mountain Range. Along with the others Base Camp, Dhaulagiri Base Camp is the most adventurous and challenging trekking destination in the Annapurna region. This Trek starts from Beni along shores of Kali Gandaki. After walking a week’s through charming landscapes and village, we reach Dhaulagiri Base Camp. ‘French Pass’ (17,580 feet) is one of the important passes in the region. The view of the Dhaulagiri Mountain after crossing the ‘French Pass’ is simply breathtaking. Oct- Nov / Mar-Jun is the best season for trekking in Dhaulagiri Base camp.
- The trail gives amazing views of the seventh highest mountain in the world.
- Spectacular views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, forests, glaciers
- Panoramic views of the Annapurna’s and Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, V other mountains like Machhapuchhare, Nilgiri, Manaslu, and Tukuche.
- Walk through MyagdiKhola river valley
5) Makalu Base Camp Trek
Makalu Base camp trek is one of the friendless trekking in Nepal, which offers an outstanding chance to explore ethnic Himalayan lifestyle and snow-clad landscape. Mt. Makalu (8463m) is a 5th highest mountain in the world. This trek is situated inside the Makalu-Barun National Park which provides some of Nepal’s most unseen and amazing scenery ranging from the sweeping Arun river valley. With an elevation of 5150m, this trek starts from a flight to Tumlingtar and heads up the Arun River valley to Sedua. This Trek is an ideal choice for passionate trekkers who look for comfort in nature. Chamlang Himal and Barun Valley are the major charms of this Trekking area. Sep-Oct-Nov/ Apr-May are the perfect time to trek in this region.
- Explore ethnic Himalayan lifestyle and snow-clad landscape
- Challenging and an outstanding and the trek up to Makalu Base Camp
- Unfrequented trekking areas in Nepal