Home to the world’s tallest mountain, most hikers head straight for Everest Base Camp. It’s a great option, but with over 100 Himalayan peaks above 7000m or 24000ft, opportunities for adventure abound.
1: Everest Base Camp
This is our absolute favorite trek in the Himalayas. A typical 11-day trek will capture your attention with stunning views of Everest, amazing trails, amazing teahouse stays, and near-continuous views of some of the world’s highest peaks. The trail ends at Everest Base Camp. Here you can look straight up at the icefalls of the Khumbu Glacier, which keeps the summit of Everest at 3500m. Along the way, see three of the world’s 10 highest peaks, including Everest, Cho Oyu (8201 m/26,906 ft) and Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft). Less high, the ice-covered walls of Pumori (7,161 m/23,494 ft) and Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft) are equally spectacular. Trekking is possible from September to June, with December and January being colder but perhaps the season to find solitude. , can be done separately or together.
2. Annapurna trek
Similar to the Everest Base Camp Trek, this trek offers great trails and great tea house accommodation, perfect for those looking for a little comfort. If you only have 4-5 days, the trek to Poon Hill is one of the best short hikes in the Himalayas and offers great up-close views of Annapurna. If you have a little more time, take a trip to the Annapurna Base Camp at the famous Annapurna Sanctuary, which offers spectacular views of the South Face of The tenth-highest mountain in the world is Annapurna I (8,091 m/26,538 ft). The hanging glacier and Machhapuchhre’s cliffs, which are visible from the route to base camp (6,993 m/22,943 ft) offer breathtaking views. Locals refer to Machapuchare as the “Asian Fishtail or Matterhorn.” For locals, Fish Tail is sacred, and climbers are not allowed there.
3: Manaslu Circuit
Manaslu Trek is a 14-16 day teahouse trek that circles his 8th highest mountain in the world. With improvements to the teahouses and trails in recent years, trekking is fast becoming a popular alternative to the Annapurna Circuit.
The number of visitors in recent years has been around 2,000, with the largest number in October. This is he one of the best treks in Nepal and you can also escape the crowds. Given that the hike remains within the prohibited area, the hiker will be charged $50 per week.
4: Makalu Base Camp Trek
is his 16 day trek to the base camp of Makalu (8463 m), his fifth highest mountain in the world. This trek requires camping arrangements because it is not a tea house trek like the ones mentioned earlier. The trek starts at an altitude of 435m and traverses various environments as you ascend the Barun Valley to the Makalu Base Camp. It’s an authentic wilderness adventure in some of the last unspoiled forests and stunning alpine meadows.
5: Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek focuses on the beauty of Nepal’s desert and ancient Tibetan culture. An 18-day trek north from Jomsom to the other side of the Annapurna range. A special permit is required to enter this area, and treks must be organized as a combination tea house and camp trek. Few tourists (probably 1000 a year) travel to see this remote part of Nepal. Some of the highlights of the trek are the ancient “Forbidden City” and ancient monasteries and caves. The dry mountain landscape seems to resemble Ladakh, India more than other treks in Nepal.
6: Goecha La Trek
Goecha La Trek is his eight day trek in the East Indian state of Sikkim. This is one of the wettest areas in the Himalayas due to its proximity to the Bay of Bengal and direct influence from the Indian monsoons.
The journey first follows often muddy trails through dense rainforest. The lowland forest is then gradually replaced by a beautiful rhododendron forest that blooms in early May. The first viewpoint is from Dzongri Top where you can see both Kanchenjunga and Mount Pandim. Dzongri itself is a popular stop, but it’s worth the further trek to Samity Lake, a sacred lake whose crystal clear waters are the source of the Prek River. Goecha La (16,000 feet/4876 m) itself serves as a base camp for those wishing to climb the southeastern slopes of Kanchenjunga. Here are four more great hikes in Sikkim.
7: Gangotri Glacier Trek
This 6+ day trek (pilgrimage) takes you to the source of India’s holiest river, the Ganges. The trek begins at the end of the road near the temple town of Gangotri and continues for 18 km to Gomuk, believed to be the source of the Ganges at the foot of the glacier. The scenery here is amazing with views of Mt Shibling and the Bhagirathi Range. This is a wonderful trek to see a beautiful mountain he one of the largest glaciers in the Central Himalayas.
8: Frozen River Trek
An ancient route along the frozen Zanskar River. This six-day trek connects villages in the Zanskar Valley with Chiling villages on the way to Leh (Ladakh, India). . If you can survive an average temperature of -10°C during the day and -20°C to -25°C at night, it’s a beautiful hike. It is indeed a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
9: Marka Valley
Marka Valley Trek is his 6-8 day trek and he is one of the most famous and easy treks in Ladakh, India.