Trekking Region in Nepal

Nepal is a magical land with enchanting landscapes, beautiful Himalayas, rich flora and fauna, isolated villages and many more. It is home to eight of the ten highest mountains in the world with diverse geographical features which make it a favourite destination for travellers and trekkers.

This country has lots to offer different adventure activities like hiking, water sport, expedition and trekking. Nepal always has been the trekker's paradise and recommended as the best trekking destinations in the world by thousands of travelers. Trekking in Nepal is perhaps one of the most popular and must-do activities if you visit Nepal. Due to its breathtaking mountain views and ethnic diversity, thousands of visitors come to explore Nepal and its Himalayas. Nepal has many beautiful trekking regions that offer great trekking journeys and amazing experiences. Also Nepal has some of the most rewarding and wonderful treks in the world, as there are many unexplored and off the beaten trekking trails.

We have listed the best trekking region in Nepal and hope it will help you to find your next trekking trip.

1. Everest Region

The Everest region, also known as the Khumbu region, is one of the most popular and visited trekking destinations in Nepal. It is situated in northeastern Nepal on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest. The region is a major Sherpa settlement of the Himalayas and has an amazing mountainous landscape. Every year thousands of trekkers and travelers visit Everest region to experience the unique amalgamation of Sherpa customs with amazingly diverse and wonderfully beautiful mountain landscape that comprises the highest Himalayan range on the planet. Trekking in the Everest region of Nepal is a famous adventure activity done by thousands of trekkers and travelers every year.

2. Annapurna Region

Annapurna region trekking is another most popular destination also recognized as one of the world’s best trekking trails according to a survey by Modern Maturity (USA). Trekking in this area offers good scenery of both high mountains and lowland villages. Annapurna trekking covers a wide range of cultural and geographical varieties and showcases every little aspect of its natural and cultural prosperity. Lifestyle and tradition of the inhabitants in the Annapurna region is really fascinating.

3. Langtang Region

Langtang is another most preferred trekking region after Everest & Annapuran also it is the closest trekking destination to Kathmandu. Nepal Langtang trekking combines the remote and spectacular valley of Langtang, with a number of high peaks including Langtang Lirung (7246m) and the holy lake of Gosainkunda. Langtang region offers natural rich flora and fauna as it resides in Langtang National park which was the first National park in Nepal and is currently the second biggest in Nepal. Any trekking in the Langtang region is a wonderful choice for both nature lovers and adventurers. You will get to see almost all of the major Himalayas in Nepal ranging from Makalu in the East to Annapurna in the West. Ganesh Himal and Manaslu can also be viewed from this region.

4. Mustang Region

Mustang region trekking is a famous destination for culture enthusiasts and adventure seekers also it's a restricted trekking destination in Nepal. Mustang Region Trekking is situated in the west part of Nepal, Mustang district which is quite different in culture and geography as compared to other trekking trails in Nepal. Trekking in the Mustang region is an amazing lifetime experience with great Himalayan views including two above 8000m mountains – Annapurna 8091m, Dhaulagiri 8167m and beautiful landscape. Mustang region is divided into two sub-regions, Lower and Upper. Travellers were prevented from entering Upper Mustang as it comes under restricted region, visiting requires the special permit from Nepal Tourism board. Lower Mustang is much more accessible, although the town of Kagbeni is as far as foreign tourists are allowed to go without a permit.

5. Dolpo Region

Dolpo region is a far north-west part of Nepal and home to some of the highest inhabited land on earth, almost 90% of the region lies above 3500mtr. It is one of the least densely populated areas of Nepal. Most of the region falls under Shey Phoksundo National Park surrounded by Dhaulagiri & Churen range. The Dolpo region is divided into two parts as Lower Dolpo and Upper Dolpo and trekking into these regions offer magnificent views of endless landscapes. Trek to Dolpo region can be a lifetime experience with isolated wilderness picturesque scenic views of high snow-capped peaks, frozen desert, hidden valleys, piercing blue skies, rich wildlife, cultures, monasteries and beautiful lakes.

6. Manaslu Region

Manaslu region is located in the west-central part of Nepal. Manalsu is the name of the mountain, which are the eight highest mountains in the world with the height of 8,156m.

Manaslu Region Trek is one of Nepal’s best-kept secrets. Trekking in this region is one of the best trekking experiences as the trail is comparably less crowded than other trekking regions. Few tourists know about the area and fewer take the opportunity to enjoy its beauty. The most common trek in this region is the Manaslu Circuit Trek, a strenuous challenging trip which starts from Sotikhola and ends at Besisahar.

7. Makalu Region

Makalu region is the far eastern part of Nepal which comes under Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Project, established in 1992. Mount Makalu (8463m), the world's fifth-highest peak on earth and situated in the Mahalangur Himalayas, 19km southeast of Mount Everest at the border between Nepal and Tibet. Makalu region trek is quite a less popular route. Makalu Region Trekking is one of the most amazing & exuberant treks in the eastern region of Nepal. For trekkers who don’t want to get disturbed by tourist traffic, this can be the best trekking option for them. Makalu trekking trails rise from 850 meters (2,788ft) up at 5000 meters (16,900ft) above sea level. So those adventure enthusiasts Makalu region trekking offers a combined trail of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity.

8. Rara Lake Region

Rara Lake Trekking is an outstanding trek in the remote part of the mid-western region that takes you to Rara Lake in Nepal. It is one of the largest lakes in Nepal and regarded as the queen of the Lake. It is beautifully surrounded by green hills & lies in the Rara National Park, which spreads over an area of 106 sq km and at an elevation of 2,990 meters. This region is rich with verdant alpine meadows and steep densely forested ridges that are abundant with wildlife. Every year, thousands of visitors visit the lake from all over the world. Rara Lake Trekking starts from Jumla, the largest upland hill town in west Nepal.