Trekking is an adventure! For the uninitiated, this active pursuit involves lengthy, multi-day walks and climbs on village and park trails. The terrain is usually fairly steep, and we will likely encounter snow at higher altitudes (those above 5,500m/18,000ft). We like to think trekking is for everyone who is physically fit, patient, and loves the outdoors. You'll be traveling through wilderness, remote countryside, and high elevations. Trekking or hiking experience anywhere in the world is strongly recommended for maximum enjoyment of your Himalayan adventure.
Nepal is a popular destination for trekking, with stunning mountain landscapes and famous peaks like Everest. The best time to trek is during spring (March to May) and autumn ( September to November). You'll encounter awe-inspiring mountain vistas, serene forests, and charming traditional villages. It's a chance to connect with nature, challenge yourself, and find inner peace.
Here are some of the best trekking destinations in Nepal.
1.Dhampus Village Trek
Dhampus is a small ethnic village of Gurung communities. In the northern face of the Pokhara valley behind the terraced lush fields. The village is an ideal place for overnight stay, sunset and sunrise views. The place rewards you with the views of Pokhara valley, Fewa lake, and the World Peace Stupa.
It is fantastic 2 days trek from Pokhara. The trek commences from Phedi- a 30 minutes drive from the lakeside of Pokhara.
2. Ghandruk Village Trek
It is a typical village of Gurungs and their indigenous settlements. The model village rests on the foothills of towering Annapurna mountain. It is a popular place for treks in Annapurna region- an easy gateway to Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
You will enjoy idyllic rural scenes with farms, varying green forests, diversity of birds and glittering mountain ranges. There is a museum in the middle of the village where you can get the detailed information of Gurungs and their ethnic features.
3. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
It offers an exotic view of Annapurna region in short and easy trek. The trail passes through the Gurung and Tamang’s charming villages covered with dense rhododendron forests, oak forests full of birds, green hills, and diversified valleys.
It is a 4-5 days hike in the foothills of Annapurna mountain in Nepal. The elevation is 3,210 meters from the sea level.
4. Sikles Trek
Sikles is one of the largest Gurung villages situated northeast of Pokhara. The trip offers the aesthetic beauty of nature and culture of Nepal.
You can walk through the rhododendron forests, varied landscapes of terraced hills to plain lowlands and beautiful villages. You will enjoy the homestay facilities and handicraft productions.
You can join Rodhi Ghar -late night singing and dancing programme by the locals.
5. Panchase trek
The place rests on the lap of Himalayas with its pristine beauty. It is a place of biodiversity and a home of different endangered bird species in the world.
This is a low altitude trek, so it is suitable for all age groups.
Covered with lush green vegetation from subtropical to temperate forests all over, it has the highest hill of Pokhara region known as Pancha Dham. The hill has also gained its popularity as a religious site. The mountain ranges of Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna, Mt Manaslu and Mt Ganesh are visible from the place. Forests of rhododendron and magnolia entice you across the way.
6. Sirubari Village Tour
It is a village in Syangja, southwest of Pokhara. It is recently opened model homestay trekking destination in Nepal. It is a perfect place to experience the old cultures, festivals, and lifestyle with natural beauties. The place has favorable climate all year round, but September- June is the best time to visit the place. The place offers a fantastic view of the mountain peaks including Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, and other peaks.
The houses are built from local materials and are well maintained. The trek starts from Arjunchaupari, Pokhara. It is usually a three-day trek but you can choose to stay longer among the hospitable villagers.
7.Chepang Hills Trail
The newly developed Chitwan Chepang Hills Trail is unique because of one of the most ethnic cultures of Nepal-Chepang Culture. Chepangs,believed to be influenced by Tamangs, speak their own distinct language living a nomadic life. Their primary lifestyle is based on hunting, foraging for wild roots, fishing and traditional farming near jungles. A Praja Pane (faith healer) might be an interesting figure for cultural tourists to be introduced to. They inhabit the remote and sparse contours of Makwanpur ,Chitwan, Gorkha and Dhading districts. Other ethnic groups found in this region largely comprise of Tharu, Musahar, Satahar, Danuwar, Tamang, Kumal, Gurung and Magar. The Chitwan Chepang Hill Trail offers a rare combination of cultural and sightseeing experience. A stay in the beautiful homes of the villagers as guests and sharing their meals is a journey of discovery in itself. A Chepang Museum has also been established at Shaktikhor with the view to preserve and promote primitive cultures, originalities ,costumes, and life styles of the people.
8.Indigenous Peoples Trail
The Indigenous Peoples Trail trek will allow you to dip into the rich culture of Nepal (Adivasi Janajati Trek) through remote villages in Nepal. It is noteworthy that this indigenous village trek is the most significant example of Indigenous multiculturalism in a remote part of Nepal, a place of typical village life.
The trek is a low-land elevation indigenous trail trek situated in a stunning eco-environment and offers stunning mountain views. The trek is a low land elevation indigenous trail trek below 3,126 meters in elevation. In the hilly eastern part of the country, there is the region of Thulo Sailung Peak in the North, the Sun Koshi in the South, and the TamaKoshi (river) flowing along the hills.