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For hiking Nepal has some of the best hiking trails in the world. Given that Nepal is a small country but 15% of its land mass is covered by mountains thus you will find all types of mountains and the trekking routes in this small Himalayan nation. Similarly, Nepal houses 10 of the highest mountain in the world among 14 so it is common to find varieties of trekking trails. And together that, Nepal is home to Mount Everest (8848m) – the tallest mountain in the world. Many due to this reason, people from across the world visit Nepal and make their journey towards different mountains of Nepal. Along these notes, Nepal has thus managed to create many off the rugged and easy trekking destination in Nepal.
So if you are thinking about visiting Nepal and doing some trekking but do not where to start then don’t worry. In this blog, we have listed top 5 best hikes in Nepal and you can choose any one from the list for your adventure of a lifetime.
Here is list to check out
1) Everest Base camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek not only takes you to the lap of the highest mountain in the planet but it also gives you an opportunity to learn about Sherpa Community. Sherpa is one of the ethnic groups of Nepal and they are popularly known for their profession in the global eyes. If you ask an avid trekkers, “Who Sherpa’s are and what they do?” then everyone will give some information in a smaller extent. Sherpa’s are the commuters who will carry your gears bag and also the people who has the most record of climbing Mount Everest.
Be it vibrant towns or the mountains or even the rugged trails, Everest Base Camp Trek is the one most magnificent trekking journey in Nepal. And due to this very reason, people from all over the come Nepal for Everest Base Camp trekking. Therefore, it has made its place on the top on our list of best hikes in Nepal.
2) Annapurna Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Sanctuary trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the most fun and interactive trekking trails of Nepal. You will meet locals while on the trek most of the times. If not the locals, you will definitely meet fellow trekkers on the trail. You must think why ABC trek is one of the best hikes in Nepal? And answer to that question is that this trail is simple and best collection of every elements that creates our surroundings.
In this Annapurna Sanctuary trek, you will along the terraced farmlands where locals spend most days working in the field. On the other hand, you will cross multiple rivers- small, big all types of rivers. On the same note, the path most of the time is through narrow path from the middle of the jungles with infrequent steep paths. All in all, it gives you a perfect chance to interact with the locals, learn about their unique culture and enjoy the Mother Nature to the fullest.
3) Upper Mustang Trek
In this trek, you will feel like you have entered some mystical land where the place allures you so much that you forget the real world you live. The land and its formation itself is so mesmerizing you will want to keep coming back to this place. Upper Mustang is the restricted area of Nepal where you are not allowed to enter without a special permit. Upper Mustang may be in Nepal, but it has a whole another new world there. Indeed the people of this area do engage in agriculture like rest of the Nepalese but the values, culture and traditions what makes them different than the others.
The place will remind you of the medieval times and its beguiling land formation will only entice you more. So if you are think about visiting some places that takes you back to the past then do think about Upper Mustang Trek.
4) Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal trek is the newest trekking trail in the Annapurna region. Within its short time, it has already gained popularity and love of the trekkers. It is a short and off the beaten trek thus offers you a raw nature of the rural villages of Nepal and some insanely mesmerizing close up views of the mountains.
As already mentioned, this is a short trek which takes about a week or 10 days to finish the trek hence it is perfect for those who want to taste the spirit of the Himalayan beauty in a short span of time. Not only it will take you close to the peaks that stands tall over 6000m to 8000m but it will also give you a chance to interact with the people of Rai, Limbu, Gurung, Magar, Chhetri and others residing in the area. In a whole, it is a short journey which lets you taste the mountainous glory of Annapurna region.
5) Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the popular off the beaten trekking trails of Nepal. Among many off the beaten trails of Nepal, this is the trail that most opts due to its accessibility compared to others. Its accessibility is not only the case for its popularity. In fact the trail offers versatile cultural aspects of Nepal. There are many transition in reference to cultural and geological aspects of this trek. In the beginning of the trek you will visit the crowd garnering markets surrounded by hills and in next few days you will find yourself walking amidst the remote villages surrounded by mountains. On the later part of the trek, you will get to observe to disparity in the cultural aspects from what you have experienced in the beginning of the trek. Thus, due to this magical feature, Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the best hikes in Nepal.
So these are the top 5 best hikes in Nepal. There are many other hiking trails in Nepal which offers wide range of natural and cultural beauty that Nepal possesses. Nepal does not lack in the culture and nature department thus is blesses with really beautiful places in the earth. Pick anyone from the above mentioned hikes and experience the magnificence of Himalayan nation Nepal. We assure you will be gifted with an unforgettable memory.