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Top 5 longest treks in Nepal

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Top 5 Longest Treks in Nepal to Put On your Bucket List

It’s big, beautiful world out there; let’s walk it

If you are an adventure freak, have weeks (or even months) at your disposal and ready to leave the modern life behind for a while; these 5 longest treks in Nepal might be just what you’re seeking for.

The list of5 best long longest treks in Nepal includes a hike in wild mountain terrain, isolated valleys, high passes and inhabited area. It takes more than two weeks to complete these longest treks in Nepal.

The idea of covering miles and gaining several thousand meters on mountain is itself unbelievable. Perhaps that’s what makes these hiking trail so tempting.

If you want to add new dimension to your trip or simply crave dehydrated food, walk without washing for couple of days and encounter thrilling moments, here are the list of top 5 adventurous and longest treks in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek with Cho Pass

Everest Base Camp Trek

Location: Khumbu Region, Nepal

Distance: 65km

Time: 14 – 16 days

Trip Grade: Moderate to Challenging

Best Time to Go: October – September and March – May

Permits Required: Sagarmatha National Park Entry and TIMS

Independent Trekking: Possible

Overview

No doubt, the best longest treks in Nepal!

Run for 64km along the Sagarmatha National Park, the world-renowned Everest Base camp Trek easily earns 1st spot on this list.

Everest with daunting height of 8,848m might not be on every adventurers bucket list. It is because of the challenge, days, risk and cost it demands. But a hike to Everest Base Camp fulfills the need of adventurer seeking for close-Ev

Overview

Follow the steps of legend, explore idyllic and isolated village and leave your footprint at the lap of Everest (8,848m), the tallest mountain in the world.

You will gain 300 – 500 m a day; walking and climbing 5 – 6 hours a day on rugged mountain terrain. Starting point is Lukla is nestled at an elevation of 2,860m and final point is Kalapatthar at 5,545m. Imagine the altitude you have to gain within 9 – 10 days hike.

You will take the less trodden route to BC and cross high Chola Pass at 5,420m. This trekking route is perfect for those seeking to avoid the crowd and enjoy the less-explored site of Everest region.

EBC trek is most popular hiking adventure in Nepal and every year 50K+ hikers visit this area to enjoy the Mt. Everest in its all glory. Add Gokyo Lake via Cho La Pass for more adventure.

Highlights

  • Closest view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and other neighboring ice giants
  • Impressive view of Khumbu glacier, high valleys and mountain lakes
  • Discovery of highland floral and faunal species in Sagarmatha National Park
  • Insight of Sherpa culture and their daily lifestyle
  • Enjoy the collection of Gokyo Lake and dramatic crossing of Cho-La Pass

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Location: Annapurna region, Nepal

Distance: 160 – 230km (depending on the motor transport used)

Time: 16 – 22 days

Trip Grade: Challenging

Best Time to Go: October – September and March – May

Permits Required: Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS

Independent Trekking: Possible

Overview

Probably the easiest longest trek in Nepal.

Worth walking!!!

Annapurna Circuit Trek is the easiest longest treks in Nepal. Imagine circumnavigating 55km long Annapurna massif in a single trip. Enjoy the grandeur of Annapurna I (8,097m), the tenth tallest mountain in the world and explore the timeless beauty it holds.

Starting from Chamje at 2,670m, you will climb high in mountain to 5,416m at Thorang La Pass in just few days. It takes around 20 days to complete entire Annapurna Circuit Trek (including an exploration day at Kathmandu and acclimatization halt along the trail). Add up few more days to explore the sight and sound of naturally blessed city – Pokhara.

The total length of Annapurna Circuit trial varies between 160 – 230km, depending on the starting and ending point of the trek. The trek crosses two different river valleys – Marshyangdi and Kali Gandaki (world’s deepest gorge) and make a loop of Annapurna massif.

Highlights:

  • Crossing of Thorong La Pass at 5,416m
  • Magnificent Himalayan view including Annapurna I, II, III, IV & V, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri and others
  • Incredible geographical varieties – lush green terrace fields to alpine forest to snowy barren landscapes
  • Cultural experience of people living in different climatic zone

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Location: Manaslu region, Nepal

Distance: 177km – 200km (depending on the motor transport used)

Time: 15 – 19 days

Trip Grade: Challenging

Best Time to Go: October – September and March – May

Permits Required: Restricted Area Permit (RAP), Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP), Annapurna Conservation Area Permit

Independent: Not possible (must accompany at guide)

Overview

Probably the most underrated longest treks in Nepal

Incredible Paybacks to your effort!!!

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a spectacular hike that takes you away from crowd and lets you enjoy a complete solitude. It best known as the alternative to Annapurna Circuit Trek.

With the array of ice-giants, stunning views and vertigo-inducing heights, it is a really an exhilarating hike. Plus, the enchanting Tibetan Buddhist culture and Bon (pre-Buddhist religion) adds another dimension to the trek.

Running parallel to Annapurna Circuit Trial, the Manaslu trails are hewn into cliff faces and climb high above the valley floor through rock staircases. The trek begins from low altitude at 600m in Arughat and climbs through different climatic zones to the high passes (Larke La at 5,160m). Next it down again as it make a loop of 8,163m, Manaslu through Buddhist world of Stupas, Gompas and Prayer flags.

Highlights:

  • Different altitudinal and geographical varieties
  • Magnificent views of Manaslu, Annapurna, Langtang and other Himalayan ranges
  • Less-crowded – a complete feeling of solitude

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Location: Kanchenjunga Regin, Nepal

Distance: Not measured yet (roughly 150km+ trail)

Time: 22 – 25 days

Trip Grade: Challenging Plus

Best Time to Go: October – September and March – May

Permits Required: Restricted Area Permit (RAP) and Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit (KCAP)

Independent Trekking: Not possible (you must hire a local guide)

Overview

Probably the wildest longest treks in Nepal!

Kanchenjunga Trail is so isolated, rigorous and remote that only a few adventurer have ever made their way to this region. This exotic and off-beaten trek starts with superb discovery of interesting places, people, villages and valley and magical forest of pines, oaks and rhododendron. Latter it becomes so wild that you will barely find a human settlement.

The region is nestled in between Tibetan plateau and Indian mountains and offers wide experience of raw nature. You will visit some of the highest human settlement on earth and explore many virtually unexplored beauty of nature

Hikers must brave the harshest climates, the highest passes and unforgiving terrain to experience the magic that the Kanchenjunga region beholds. In addition, they can choose to camp or stay at remote and basic teahouses where the city accessibility is far way behind. At some point, you have to make an obligatory camp.

Highlights:

  • The region is the melting point of Tibetan/Nepalese Buddhism and Hindu religion
  • Time frozen landmarks that very few trekkers have explored
  • Magnificent floral and faunal diversities
  • Walking through less-trodden trail
  • Crossing of several 5,000m+ high passes
  • Magnificent view Himalayans – Kanchenjunga range, Kumbakarna and several Indian and Tibetan mountain

Langtang Valley Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek

Location: Langtang region, Nepal

Distance: unknown

Time: 16 – 19 days

Trip Grade: Moderate Plus

Best Time to Go: October – September and March – May

Permits Required: Langtang National Park Permit and TIMS

Independent Trekking: Possible

Overview

Nearest of all longest treks in Nepal!!!

Langtang Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek is the perfect combination of nature, culture and high mountain lakes. Some trekkers believe it as the best kept Himalayan secret in the world. Believe or not, you will live the mountain life in just few days. Plus you will get acquainted with remote Nepal and big mountain profile.

Langtang region is the most accessible walking adventure near the big city!

Despite the huge ravage of 2015 earthquake, people dare to stand again and eagerly waiting their guest. They have suffered a lot and your presence can their face smile again.

To assure you, we have made all the research about the trekking route. It is more safe than even. All the tea houses are safe and trail routes are built more scientifically.

Highlights:

  • Great trekking experience with cultural insight of Tamang community; who are better known as the descendent of Tibet
  • Majestic view of gigantic Himalayas – Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Masalu, Shisapangama and more
  • Enjoy the bath at mountain lake – Gosainkunda to cleanse the sins
  • Explore the monasteries and cultural values of Helambu region