Trekking in Nepal

A trek is a long, adventurous journey undertaken on foot in areas where common means of transport are generally not available.
 
In Nepal
Nepal has some of the best trekking in the world and several of the world's highest mountains, including Mount Everest are in Nepal. Many people visit the country just to trek and the tourism industry is well prepared to facilitate all manner of trekking styles and destinations. On the one hand you could spend a year planning an expedition to wild and lofty places; on the other you could land in Kathmandu with no plans and be on the trail.
 
The major trekking routes are :
Annapurna, Naar Phu Trails - For many years the Annapurna region was Nepalís premier trekking destination, only now overshadowed by the Solu-Khumbu. However, the recent construction of two roads, one to Manang from Besisahar (due to be finished in 2011) and the other to Muktinath and Lo Monthang from Beni (completed in 2013) has rendered much of the traditional Annapurna Circuit untrekable...
 
Dolpo Trails - Dolpo is remote, wild and considered by many to be one of the most magical and mysterious of places in the Himalaya. Linked for hundreds of years to Tibet, this region lies among the high peaks, on top of the roof of the world...
 
Ganesh Manaslu Himals Trails - In the centre of Nepal are two trekking gems, the Ganesh and Manaslu Himals, and both are the countryís best-kept secrets. Many would argue that the Manaslu Circuit trail is the best general trek in the country, with colourful cultures and dramatic valleys against a backdrop of classic Himalayan peaks...
 
GHT Traverse of Nepal - There is no one prescribed Great Himalaya Trail route, it is more a collection of trail options that you can use to develop your own GHT. This guide describes the most extreme and challenging route along the Nepal Himalaya ranges, but should you choose to avoid some sections, that wonít reduce the validity of your GHT experience, rather, it may increase the benefits you can bring to even more remote communities.
 
Humla Far West Trails - The far-west districts of Nepal have remained isolated and untouched while the rest of the country has been developing. Poor infrastructure, scarce resources, and marginalised ethnic groups are among many issues that have held the region back in years past...
 
Kanchenjunga Trails - Lush rhododendron forests, dramatic mountain vistas, communities that abound in folklore and the 3rd highest peak in the world, Mt Kanchenjunga, all combine to make this a paradise for trekking off the beaten path...
 
Langtang Helambu Trails - - Just a day to the north of Kathmandu is the third most popular trekking region in Nepal, Langtang National Park, where there are mountains, glaciers, wildlife and rhododendron forests galore. The intermingling of Bhotia, Tamang, Brahmin, Newari and Chhetri people throughout the region is a wonderful example of Nepalís harmonious ethnic diversity...
 
Makalu Trails - The Makalu region is known for being wild and high, and has some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the Himalaya. Sometimes described as the Yosemite of Nepal, but with glaciers on top of the mountains, this region offers unbridled wilderness to explore...
 
Mustang Trails - "Mustang is one of the few places in the Himalayan region that has been able to retain its traditional Tibetan culture unmolestedÖ authentic Tibetan culture now survives only in exile and a few places like Mustang, which have had long historical and cultural ties with Tibet...
 
Rolwaling Trails - Often overlooked by tour companies, there is a culturally diverse and challenging trekking region just a dayís drive to the northeast of Kathmandu, known as The Rolwaling. Whether you want passes, mountains and glaciers, or charming villages amid old-growth forests, this region will both surprise and delight the intrepid trekker.
 
Solu-Khumbu (Everest) Trails - Mt Everest, known as Sagarmatha to most Nepalese and Chomolungma to the local Sherpas, has become Nepalís premier trekking destination. The proliferation of comfortable teahouses (many with en-suite rooms) and well-maintained trails means tens of thousands of tourists visit each season...