Nepal is blessed with some of the world’s most popular trek routes in the world. Anyone interested in trekking is aware of Nepal and its Himalayan range’s importance. The country offers several Nepal trekking areas, each one offering its own unique adventurism and exploration qualities.
Walking through the streets of Kathmandu, you will notice the streets being bombarded with advertising signs of trekking companies, tours and guides. Most of the time it can be really overwhelming what to choose and what not. The biggest decision however, that one requires taking is which Nepal trekking areas he will be visiting.
Since every area offers something special, I thought it best to discuss some popular trekking areas, so that choosing which trek route to visit first will become a tad bit easy for my readers.
Let us start with the most popular site the Annapurna circuit route also referred to as the ABC trekking Nepal route. The ABC trek route might not rank high in terms of sumptuous food, lavish lodging and extreme solitude, however if such places are considered the bonbon of trekking, well the Annapurna circuit is a definite 12 course dinner.
The Annapurna circuit trekking Nepal is a 128 mile long, 5,300 meters high, horse shoe shaped trek route, carved with terraced rice fields, followed by a dark deep canyon, tall, dense pine trees, until finally on the trek you will start to see glimpses of the world’s highest mountains. The circuit takes about 16 to 20 days to complete from Pokhara.
When it comes to Annapurna trek routes, another famous trek is the Annapurna base camp. The Annapurna circuit does not touch the basic base camp of Annapurna, until extended to that way, and so this is another trek route that sees a lot of tourist traffic as an individual route.
The Annapurna base camp trekking Nepal also referred to as the Annapurna sanctuary trek, is based at an impressive 8,091 meters and is an eight to ten day trip. The route offers scintillating views of glaciers and high peaked mountains, and is a perfect trek route to visit if you are short on days.
Another trek route in the Annapurna region that offers a tremendous view of the Annapurna region on the west side and the Malaku region on the east is the Langtang trekking Nepal route.
This 14 day trek is a favorite one among all other Nepal trekking areas, for those who are new to trekking and wish to indulge in Tibetan lifestyle. The trek offers a taste of majestic waterfalls, bamboo forests and varieties of Rhododendron along with the snow capped Himalayas.
The Langtang valley trekking Nepal is a 10 day trek starting from Syabrubesi from where the trek starts upwards towards the Langtang village until the famous Kanyanjing Gompa is reached.
Another very popular trekking route is the Everest Nepal trekking route known as the Everest circuit. This route is home to Tibetan Buddhists and the Sherpas. You can also catch a glimpse of the Chomolungma, the Everest peak that is so famous for those who live around it. Normally trek in this route is 18 to 25 days long from Lukla, 2,680 meters away from the Everest.
The trek duration will increase still if you plan on visiting the Gokyo lakes (which you should if you have the time, they are spectacular!) via touching the Everest base camp trekking Nepal site.
Another short but great trekking experience is the Nagarkot trekking Nepal route. This route is exceptionally popular for its Himalayan peak views and its lovely sun rise and sunsets. Nagarkot is situated on Northern fringe of Kathmandu and the quickest way to reach there is to take a bus from the capital to Bhaktapur, from where another bus will lead to Nagarkot, where you can start your trek.
These are some of the fabulous Nepal trekking areas that are worth visiting at least once.