Top 3 Best Treks in Nepal for Veterans and Tourists to Go

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Top 3 Best Treks in Nepal for Veterans and Tourists to Go
8 January, 2020 0 Comments

"Top 3 Best Treks in Nepal for Veterans and Tourists to Go

If you are planning for trekking, Nepal is one of the best destinations in the world with its natural beauty, majestic mountains, and unique wildlife. You will have no problem with trekking here, as you will have several options.

Even if you are a newbie, you or professional trekker wants a forested route with natural buffs and wildlife; you will find it all. Besides that, the hospitality offered to you by the locals is brilliant at a meager price.

Besides all that, you will also witness the close-up view of snow-capped mountains, which is sure to provide you great experiences. For your convenience, here are 3 treks in Nepal for veterans and tourists alike.

1. Everest Base Camp

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If you want to get a close-up view of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, Everest Base Camp Trek is for you. It is considered one of the greatest achievements for trekkers all over the world.

Not only will the climax of your trek be glorious but you will also travel through the famous Kongma La, Cho La and Renjo La from where you can emerge yourself in nature.

Along with these, you will also pass through various stunning Sherpa villages where you can experience local culture and food together with them. They are also extremely friendly and helpful, so in case you are traveling alone, and you are lost, ask them.

They can even speak fluent English, well, most of them. But, we recommend you to travel with a guide which will increase your safety on the way. Spend a night in a Sherpa homestay where you will learn some culture, and your body will also acclimatize to high altitude.

You will usually find a teahouse easily, and the prices will be low but increase with the increase in altitude and as way progress towards remote areas.

Likewise, you will find a lot of yaks and mules on your way up. As you encounter one, stay on the higher cliffside so that, even if they push you, you won’t fall.

Your trek will start from Lukla till you reach Everest Base Camp. From Lukla, you will take an easy path to the famous Namche Bazaar, which is the unofficial capital of this region.

You can get food and other kinds of stuff from here and start on your trek. You can also decide to bring porters and guides on your trek. In the case of altitude sickness, these helpers will prove to be very useful.

You will enjoy the majestic views of mountains and sparkling glaciers as you advance your way to the top. Besides these, you will also pass through stunning villages like Lebouche, Debuche, and some others. Once you get to the top, you can also go to Kala Patthar to enjoy the mesmerizing view from above or to get the view sunrise.

2. Manaslu Trek

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Also known as the New Annapurna Circuit trek, it is an excellent alternative to the original Annapurna Circuit Trek. Surrounded by the natural wonders of Gorkha District with the close-up view of the 8th tallest mountain in the world, Mt Manaslu, it has been exceeding its popularity day by day.

Not only the majestic view of the mountain, but you will also encounter pristine flora and fauna and heart-rending footbridge.  Furthermore, you will even cross various villages with local cultural and religious heritages.

Even though lush trees cover the paths, trekkers need to be careful along the way. With off-beaten track and no roads, it is just as tricky as Everest Base Camp Trek and the original Annapurna Trek.

You are also susceptible to altitude sickness like in other trekking destinations. As i.ts popularity grew, some teahouses opened up along the way. Before that, trekkers had to camp at night.

To make Manaslu Trek sustainable and safer, the authorities allow trekking permits to only groups of two or more trekkers along with a guide. You will not be allowed to trek without the permit. Having a guide increases safety by a great deal as they are experienced in walking along the trails and dangers you might end in.

So, a guide is always recommended in all treks. Besides that, you need to be in good physical condition to complete the trek and enjoy along the way.

Your treks start from Gorkha or Arughat and end at Besissahar. The place you will get to in this trek is the snow-covered Larkya La Pass (5,135m). It’ll be windy, cold, and slippery in Larky Pass, so you need to dress for trouble-free trekking.

Moreover, if you’ve got some more time in your hands and you like to relax experiencing local culture, you can travel to Tsum Valley, where you can visit the Tibetan Buddhist monastery and stay for a night. Don’t forget to try out local food in teahouses and chat with the locals. Most of them can speak English, and they are very friendly. They will help you with anything you want.

3. Ghorepani Poonhill trek

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If you want a simple, shorter, and easier trek through stunning local villages and rainforests, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is for you. It has become highly popular due to its low difficulty, price, and little traffic. Even though walking through the trails is more manageable, it doesn’t mean it has nothing special to offer.

You will get the majestic view of mountains like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. And, you don’t have to take special precautions for altitude sickness, which trekking through the trails, and you also don’t need any trekking experience. You just need to be careful while walking as the path can be snowy and slippery.

The trekking route starts for Nayapul and ends on the top of Poonhill at the elevation of 3210 m. Besides these, you will travel through Ulleri to reach Ghorepani after crossing the Modhikhola River. The path is heavily forested, and you will get to experience the wildlife along the way.

You will also be blessed with fully bloomed rhododendron, Nepal’s national flower. Once you reach the top of Poonhill, you will be mesmerized with the majestic view of the mountains and panoramic views from above. If you get to the top in the morning, you will also get a breathtaking view of the sunrise.

Besides trekking, you will spend the night in a teahouse in villages where you can also experience the authentic local culture of local Thakali, Magar and Gurung.

Not only local culture, but you will be able to taste local food and have a chat with locals who are very helpful and friendly. They will enjoy taking care of you. That makes it a cultural paradise for those travelers who are interested in learning other cultures.

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