Top 10 Amazing Places to Visit in Nepal

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Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp Trek is a core of Khumbu district and astonishing terminus for mountaineering in getting to an elevation of 5357m, which is a huge achievement. The spectacular view of sceneries and the breathtaking views of majestic mountains includes Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Ama Dablam among others are frequent rewards throughout the Everest Base Camp trek.  The trek further provides the opportunities to go sightseeing around Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site that is home to a variety of Himalayan floras and faunas where the trekker’s can witness the air streams through the wonderful woodland of rhododendron, magnolia and firs. Wild animal like Musk Deer, Deer, Blue sheep, Thar , snow leopard etc., can find different species of Birds like Danphe , Munal , Kalij Himalayan Pheasant adds more color during your trek. The visitors can also get a closer look at the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world, and, of course, the most gratifying of them all, the trip to Everest Base Camp itself. Everest Base Camp Trek has more enthusiastic landscape of enigmatic, mesmerizing and stunning land dwelling of countless Himalayan Range. Everest Base Camp trek is challenging trek as it is very difficult to get to the base camp but professional guide and itinerary are provided to the trekker’s to fight the altitude and accidents. The access to dispersed plateau villages are decorated with Buddhist prayers engraved mani walls and fluttering prayer flags.
•Best Season:

September to November and March to May are the best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The climate is sun-shiny and warm with enthralling views. Trekking in summer or monsoon that is June to Aug will be exaggerated by rain but this trek could be an advantage for intense nature lover.

Maximum Altitude: 5554 meters

Grade: Moderate

Activity: Trekking

Group size: 2-12 people

Duration: 17-21 days

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2.Thorong la Pass

Thorong La or Thorung La is a mountain pass that is situated as the highest pass in the world with an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 ft.) above sea level in the Damodar Himal, north of the Annapurna Himal, in central Nepal. The pass is situated on a path which connects the famous hamlets of Manang with the temple of Muktinath and the nearby village of Ranipauwa, in the Mustang District to the west. The visitors can witness the paranomic view of Annapurna II, Annapurna III and Gangapurna.
•Best Season:

The premium period for Trek is March to mid-May and mid-September to December. The atmosphere is sunshiny and temperate, with breathtaking views. However, the nights are wintry and can fall to freezing point in higher elevations. Winter (Dec, Jan and Feb) is also suitable for trek but only problem is snow and frosty weather.

Maximum Altitude: 5416 meters

Grade: Strenuous

Activity: Trekking

Group size: 2-12 people

Duration: 21 days

 

3.RaRa Lake

Rara is a good destination point for trekking in the west while the trail is very much "off the beaten path" and affords glimpses of culture and scenery very different from those in the rest of the country. The centerpiece of the park is the biggest lake of Nepal- Rara lake which lies at an altitude of 2990 m above sea level. Along mountain paths and a series of picturesque villages, one reaches the magnificent banks of Rara Lake. The park includes Trans- Himalayan valley with high ridges covered with forest and alpine pastures. Within its confines lie the Rara national park, the smallest park in Nepal, where in turn the country's largest lake, the Rara Lake can be found (10.8 sq. km. At 2,990 meters). Considered one of the finest parks in the world, Rara National Park abounds in coniferous forest and is the ideal habitat for the musk deer, Himalayan black bear and other faunae.
•Best Season:

The finest season for trekking in Rara Lake is from March to December.

Maximum Altitude: 3,710 meters.

Grade: Strenuous

Group size: 2-12 people

Activity: Trekking

Duration: 14 days

 

4.Upper Mustang

Upper Mustang provides an opportunity to observe a wonderful trekking into the mountain area with Tibetan influence culture. However, upper Mustang was a separate kingdom within Nepal until the time of Monarchy till 2006 and even after the downfall of Monarchy this small Tibetan settlement has the same respect for their King Jigme Paramal Bista. The visitors can see the thousand years of old monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties of the different landscapes. he trek to Lo-Manthang is through high altitude desert country climbing in and out of the huge sided valley of the Kali Gandaki which passes through an almost tree-less barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down hill and panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks. The houses in Mustang are mostly made from stone and sun baked mud bricks.
•Best Season

The best season is from April to November which are suitable to trek to Upper Mustang. Upper Mustang is a rain Shadow area, and trekking in this part of Nepal can also be done in mid-June-mid Sept while this is not recommended.

Maximum Altitude: 3810

Grade: Moderate

Group Size: 2-12 people

Activity: Trekking

Duration: 17 days

 

5.Tilicho Lake:

Tilicho Lake takes you to the highest point of the World Lake in Nepal which is situated in 4,919m that offers the spectacular views of the majestic snowcapped Himalayas, Tibetan local villages and people, rocky mountains, vegetation’s, narrow canyons, and the glistening waters of a high altitude lake. The trek is very challenging and is a once in a lifetime experience. The wonderful lake has its own historical importance among Hindu Devotees as it is spotted in the holy book Ramayan. Tilicho lies in the Annapurna range in the central Nepal.  It is about 4 km long 1 km wide and lies at the foot of 7,134m summit. The visitors can witness the Himalayan Thar (mountain goat) and the snow leopard along the trail. Tilicho Lake Trekking collects the glacial melt of the entire northern slopes of Annapurna and Thorang Peak, which is regardedto be the highest lake in the world.
•Best Season

The finest season for trekking is from October to April. The weather is sunny and warm, with outstanding views. But the nights are cold and can fall to freezing point in higher elevations. Winter (Dec, Jan, and Feb) is cold and might be problem due to obstructed pass due to ice or snow.

Maximum Altitude: 4,919 meters

Grade: Moderate

Group size: 2-12 people

Activity: trekking

Duration: 19-21 days

 

6.Annapurna Base Camp:

The journey to Annapurna base camp is one of the most popular trek as it unwraps the enthralling beauty of majestic mountains, sunrise, rhododendron forest, farmlands, beautiful landscape, local villages, cascading waterfalls and dense forest.  Mt. Annapurna is the 10th highest mountain in the world which includes Himchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare, are arranged almost precisely in a circle manner. Therefore, the trekking is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, the Modi Khola knifes its way south in a narrow gorge fully 12,000 ft. deep. This Trekking route provides an opportunity to enjoy the nature and culture. The 10-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary is designed for trekkers who would like to trek to the base camp of Annapurna but are restricted time-wise.
•Best Season

The best season for trekking is from Sept to Nov and March to May for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. Some people like to trek during (Dec, Jan, and Feb) which could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh while trekking in the rainy season from June to Aug will be affected by rain but trek could be a boon for the nature lover.

Maximum Altitude: 4,130 meters

Grade: Moderate

Activity: Trekking

Group size: 2-12 people

Duration: 11 days

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7.Gosainkunda Lake

Gosainkunda situated at an altitude of 4380 m is the divine place for Hindus who strongly believes that taking bath in the lake washes off their sins. The visitors can witness the varied landscapes, green forest, cascading waterfall, streams, alpine environment, terraced fields, hills and super scenic mountains view. Similarly the can also visit Langtang National Park. It also allow to see the local villages and encounter with the tamang people who share their unique life style. This trek is also one of the difficult trek in the region. Besides the famous Gosainkunda Lake, the other lakes in the neighborhood are Nagkunda, Bhairabkunda, Saraswatikunda and Surajkunda. Gosainkunda lies to the north-west of Helambu beyond a 4.602-meters high pass. However, the best approach to Gosainkunda is through Trishuli valley, 71 kilometers north-west of Kathmandu. Trishuli valley is linked with Kathmandu. This trek adjoins the Langtang valley trek in the same district and the two treks can be combined, this trek can easily be done teahouse style due to the availability of hotels and lodges all along the trekking route.
•Best Season

The finest season for trek is from March to December for Gosainkunda Lake. The summer seasons is sunshiny and warm whereas the winter season is cold and freezing.

Maximum altitude: 4380 m

Grade: Strenuous

Activity: Trekking

Group Size: 2-12 people

Duration: 5-10 days

 

8.Poon Hill:

This is one of the most famous and adventurous Pokhara trekking which can be done in four to five days.
1.The trek begins from nayapul and eventually trek to Tikhedhunga on a nice dirt road alongside beautiful river stream. The trekker’s can witness the natural beauty of landscape and local villages.
2.And on the second day the trek begins from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani and this trek is considered to be the most difficult trek. The first part of the trek is a steep upward walk for about 2 Hrs on the stone paved steps is a daring adventure early in the morning at ulleri village. The visitor can witness the beautiful scenery throughout their journey.
3.Wake up early morning at 4am an hour hike to Poonhill (3195m) with the help of the stick & flash light where you can enjoy the Panoramic Mountain Views & beautiful Sunrise view. Then after an hour Trek down to Ghorepani and have Breakfast then start your 6 hrs Trek to Tadapani. The patj climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali.
4.Trek start to Ghandruk after the Breakfast. After 4hrs descent Trek to Big Gurung Village called Ghandruk. It is the most interesting tribal Gurung village in Nepal, which provides Gorkha soldiers. It has excellent close -up views of Annapurna South, Machhapurchhe and Himachuli. There is an ACAP office that provides information about its different activities.
5.Enjoy a beautiful forest trek to the amazingly stunning Gurung village of Ghandruk and explore the ethnic village for a bit. Have your lunch there and later, trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara and stay overnight in Pokhara.
•Best Season:

The best seasons for trekking in the Annapurna region is from February to late April and late September to late November.  While some tourist like to go trekking in winter as they enjoy the beauty of the snow, and the environment of the remote areas.

Maximum Altitude: 3,210 m

Grade: Moderate

Activity: Trekking

Group size: 2-12 people

Duration: 5-7 days

 

9.Panch Pokhari:

This trek to Panch Pokhari gives the opportunity to witness the majestic mountains, rich cultural heritage, landscapes, holy lakes that are sanctified to Buddhist as well as Hindus. The name “Panch Pokhari” is derived after 5 sacred ponds of great religious significance located at an altitude of 4100m in Sindhupalchowk region.  This is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site in Nepal. The visitors can enjoy watching the par anomic view of mountains like Jugal Himal that includes Dorje Lakpa (6966m) Madiya (6257m) and Phurbi Chhyachu (6,637 m). The region is undeveloped and far off however the trekking provides tourist with rich culture, flora and fauna and natural beauty.  The trail permits through hamlets and settlements of different ethnic people like Tamangs, Newars, Sherpas, Brahmins, Chhetris, and Gurungs. Since teahouses are not available along the route, camping trek is operated. Most part of the route is entirely free of human settlement. Panch Pokhari is one of the less explored trekking routes.
•Best Season:

The best season for trekking in Panch Pokhari is from October to May.

Maximum Altitude: 4,100 m

Grade: Moderate

Activity: Trekking

Group size: 2-12 people

Duration: 12-16 days

 

10.Dolpo, Shey-Phoksundo lake and National Park

Dolpo is the largest district in Nepal and is a beautiful and wonderful region. The place offers natural beauty, hamlets, ancient village of Tibet civilization, waterfalls, pristine lakes, ancient monasteries, flora and fauna like blue sheep, Mountain Goat, Jackal, Wolf and snow leopard.  The Phoksundo Lake is the second largest lake in Nepal and is one of the most scenic and beautiful natural tourist destination in Nepal. The lake lies within the Shey-Phoksundo National Park. This lake is also considered to be holy. In addition to natural beauty, the trekking area also is rich in wildlife. One may get to see some endangered species like the snow leopard, musk deer, blue sheep, great Tibetan sheep, Himalayan tahr etc. The tea house and lodge are easily accessible in this region. The trail passes through wonderful Himalayan forests and picturesque traditional villages.
•Best Season:

The finest season for trekking is from September to December and from February to April.

Maximum Altitude: 3733 m

Grade: Moderate

Activity: Trekking

Group Size: 2-12 people

Duration: 12 days

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