There are dozens upon dozens of mountains within Nepal, which means that you have plenty of options when it comes to trekking in this part of the world. Although, with so many choices, you may be hesitant to choose a trek without doing a lot of research first. The reason for this is you may be wondering if the trek you are considering is worthy of your time. Well, we have created a list of the most popular treks in Nepal everyone must do once and we guarantee that each one is worth the hours you will spend up on the trails and mountains.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
A trek to the Annapurna Base Camp will take you ten days and the best times to tackle this trek are during the months of March through May and October through November. This trek is moderately difficult, so you may want to prepare yourself for something more than a leisurely stroll along a mountain trail in advance.
In order to travel the trail to the Annapurna Base Camp, you must have the required permits. However, the work to get those permits will be worthwhile when you see the views of the nearby peaks, as well as the surrounding valleys and villages.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
This base camp is at a slightly higher elevation than the one mentioned above, and the trail is known for being difficult to travel along. The best time to do the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is during the months of March through May and again from October through November. You must have permits to do this trek and you also need to be with at least one other trekker and a guide from Nepal.
This base camp is very secluded, and the entire journey will take you twenty days to complete. You will see some exotic wildlife within this high-mountain terrain, which will only add to the excitement of your entire journey.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
One of the easiest trekking trails is the Ghorepani Poon Hill and it will take you five days to complete this one. Despite the easy trail, you still must obtain the proper permits before heading out. The best time to do this trek is from March through May and then again between October and November.
We love doing this trek during the spring, because everything is starting to bloom within the rhododendron forest. You will also see growth in the terraced farmlands, but do not discount the beauty that can be found in the Gurung Villages as well. Once you reach the Annapurna Mountain range, you must wake up early one morning to see the sun rising over the mountains. It is a sight that should never be missed.
Annapurna Circuit Trek
This trekking destination should not be confused with the one of a similar name above. The Annapurna Circuit Trek is moderately difficult and will take you fourteen days to complete. The best times to do this trek is the same as all the treks above and you will need permits before heading out.
The terrain on this trek is constantly changing, so you must be careful and not let your guard down for a moment. You will not climb higher in elevation as quickly on this trek as you will in many of the others, so this is an excellent option if you have little experience with changes in altitude. As you pass through the valleys, alpine, and jungles, you will see the deepest gorge in the world. Annapurna Circuit Trek is the most popular treks in Nepal.
Everest Base Camp Trek
It should not be surprising that the Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular trek of them all in Nepal. Most people are afraid to tackle the entire mountain, due to the extreme difficulty. However, many of them are willing to take a chance and get to this base camp. This trek is moderately difficult and will take you twelve days to complete once you have your permits in place.
You can do this base camp trek at any time of the year, but the best times are during all the months mentioned above. As you carefully traverse the trail, you will discover numerous Buddhist Monasteries and take the time to stop at the infamous Namche Bazaar.
These are the most popular treks in Nepal, and you must do them all at least once in your lifetime. Each one offers something slightly unique from all the others, so do not make the mistake of thinking that you can do one and be done. There is no right or wrong one to start with, so simply choose one from the list and mark them off as you go.