Trekking Trip in Nepal

Choose the Right Trekking Trip in Nepal

Nepal is the world’s best and most varied and best trekking country. There are an incredible number of possibilities, but in reality they are narrowed down to the following field in relation to immediate experiences with Nepal’s culture and nature, including Nepal’s mountains which are enchanting.

Trekking Permits (TIMS)

If you want to trek in Nepal, some areas require a public permit, a so-called “trekking permit”. The most popular areas, Everest, Annapurna and Langtang are open areas where a permit is not required. If you move outside these areas, you must have the permit. This is to the benefit of the tourists as well as the authorities, as there is greater clarity about which areas are visited and which are not.

A trekking permit costs from $ 10 a week for the standard routes to $ 90 a week for areas where only organized trekking groups are allowed to go – and up to $ 700-850 a week for the Mustang, northern Sankhuwasabha and Upper Dolpo.

Seasons in Nepal

The autumn season (Sep-Nov) is high season for trekking in Nepal. Here the weather is very good; temperatures are mild, precipitation is minimal and the sky is blue, while the landscapes radiate the golden and reddish colors of autumn. In the lowlands and Kathmandu Valley, the weather is still hot and dry, while the air is cooler in the mountains and more layers of warm clothing are needed as one moves up the hill. At night it can get extremely cold high up in the mountains.

The winter season (Dec-Feb) in Nepal brings a noticeable drop in temperature, and especially in the mountains you get the low temperatures to feel. According to handbagpicks, the lowlands and Kathmandu can be pleasant or slightly cooler, but high up in the Himalayas, large amounts of snow can fall at this time of year, and some trails and mountain passes become decidedly impassable. Incidentally, the winter season offers far fewer trekkers, and those who venture the fur and move into one of the Himalayas’ popular trekking routes get the privilege of trekking some of the world’s most popular routes without the large tourist flocks. This includes for Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp, which are still open during the winter months. If you can withstand the cold, especially in the higher air layers, and if the clothes are warm enough, you can enjoy the Himalayan views in the brightest colors in the clear air; The Himalayas in winter are every photographer’s dream.

The spring season (March-May) offers moderate temperatures in the mountains, and you have to climb high before it gets really cold, although even moderate altitudes can offer cool winds. Precipitation is minimal, and in the lowlands as well as the lower Himalayas the landscape is in full bloom. The flowers of spring really color nature; especially the rhodondendron bushes radiate in the hilly terrain and the mountains are still quite clearly on the horizon most days.

The summer season (June-Aug) is low season in Nepal, as large amounts of rainfall make trekking difficult or impossible in several places, and some trails are washed away completely in the summer. The weather is hot and wet, the vegetation is incredibly lush, and in every field and meadow the flowers spring out. However, some areas are outside the route of the monsoon rains because the large mountains keep the rain clouds away and leave these areas in a fairly dry state. Areas such as Dolpo and Mustang, located north of the monsoon route, provide opportunities for summer trekking for the dedicated traveler.

Overview of treks in Nepal

Here you can see an overview of popular trekking routes in Nepal, divided by geographical area, the degree of difficulty of the trek, the maximum height and the length of the trek measured in number of days.

Overview by area

  • Annapurna Base Camp: Annapurna
  • Annapurna Around: Annapurna
  • Begnas Tal: Annapurna
  • Damodar & Teri La: Annapurna
  • Dhaulagiri Rundt: Annapurna
  • Mardi Himal: Annapurna
  • Mustang: Annapurna
  • Nar & Phu: Annapurna
  • Poon Hill: Annapurna
  • Everest Base Camp: Everest
  • Everest Base camp & Gokyo: Everest
  • Everest Tre Pas: Everest
  • Solu: Everest
  • Langtang Valley: Langtang
  • Langtang & Helambu: Langtang
  • AroundManaslu : Manaslu
  • Tsum Valley & Mu Gompa: Manaslu
  • Api Himal: Vestnepal
  • Dhorpatan: Vestnepal
  • Dolpo & Phoksumdo Lake: Vestnepal
  • Dolpo & Shey Gompa: Vestnepal
  • Dolpo to Mustang: Vestnepal
  • Rara Lake: Vestnepal
  • Kanchenjunga Base Camp: Østnepal
  • Lumbasumba: Østnepal
  • Makalu Base Camp: Østnepal
  • Great Himalayan Trail: All of Nepal

Overview by difficulty

  • Begnas Tal: B (let)
  • Dhorpatan: B (let)
  • Poon Hill: B (let)
  • Lake Rara: B (easy)
  • Annapurna Base Camp: C (light middle)
  • Annapurna Round: C (light medium)
  • Api Himal: C (light medium)
  • Dolpo & Phoksumdo Lake: C (light medium)
  • Langtang Valley: C (light medium)
  • L angtang & Helambu: C (light medium)
  • Mardi Himal: C (light medium)
  • Mustang: C (light medium)
  • Solu: C (light medium)
  • Tsum Valley & Mu Gompa: C (light middle)
  • Everest Base Camp: D (middle +)
  • Everest Base Camp & Gokyo: D (middle +)
  • Makalu Base Camp: D (middle +)
  • Manaslu Around: D (middle +)
  • Nar & Phu: D (middle +)
  • Damodar & Teri La: D (middle +)
  • Dhaulagiri Around: D (middle +)
  • Dolpo for Mustang: D (medium +)
  • Kanchenjunga Base Camp: D (middle +)
  • Lumbasumba: D (middle +)
  • Everest Tre Pas: E (hard)
  • Dolpo & Shey Gompa: E (hard)
  • Great Himalayan Trail: E (Hard)

Overview by max. Height

  • Begnas Tal: under 2,000 m.
  • Poon Hill: 3,080 m.
  • Lake Rara: 3,100 m.
  • Dhorpatan: 3,430 m.
  • Solu: 3,450 m.
  • Api Himal: 3,548 m.
  • Dolpo & Phoksumdo Lake: 3,600 m.
  • Langtang Valley: 3,900 m. / 4,985 m.
  • Mustang: 4,000 m.
  • Tsum Valley & Mu Gompa: 4,000 m.
  • Mardi Himal: 4,255 m.
  • Annapurna Base Camp: 4,400 m.
  • Langtang & Helambu: 4,620 m / 4,985 m.
  • Manaslu Round: 5,110 m.
  • Lumbasumba: 5,160 m.
  • Dhaulagiri Around: 5,335 m.
  • Nar & Phu: 5,320 m.
  • Annapurna Rundt: 5,416 m.
  • Makalu Base Camp: 5,500 m.
  • Everest Base Camp: 5,635 m.
  • Everest Base Camp & Gokyo: 5,635 m.
  • Everest Tre Pas: 5,635 m.
  • Dolpo & Shey Gompa: 5,635 m.
  • Dolpo to Mustang: 5,700 m.
  • Damodar & Teri La: 5,700 m.
  • Kanchenjunga Base Camp: 5,996 m.
  • Great Himalayan Trail: 6,146 m.

Overview by number of trekking days

  • Begnas Tal: 2-8 days
  • Solu: 5 days
  • Lake Rara: 5 days
  • Poon Hill: 6 days
  • Mardi Himal: 7 days
  • Langtang Valley: 8 days
  • Dolpo & Phoksumdo Lake: 8 days
  • Api Himal: 10 days
  • Dhorpatan: 10 days
  • Annapurna Base Camp: 11 days
  • Mustang: 11 days
  • Annapurna Around: 12 days
  • Langtang & Helambu: 12 days
  • Manaslu Around: 12 days
  • Everest Base Camp: 15 days
  • Nar & Phu: 15 days
  • Makalu Base Camp: 15 days
  • Dhaulagiri Around: 15 days
  • Tsum dalen & Mu Gompa: 16 days
  • Everest Base Camp & Gokyo: 17 days
  • Lumbasumba: 19 days
  • Damodar & Teri La: 19-21 days
  • Everest Tre Pass: 20 days
  • Kanchenjunga Base Camp: 20 days
  • Dolpo & Shey Gompa: 23 days
  • Dolpo for Mustang: 23 days
  • Great Himalayan Trail: 152 days

Trekking Trip in Nepal