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Trekking Himalaya – List of 50 top treks

 

Amongst the potent world’s mountain ranges, Asia is the abode of the largest, highest, and most inhabited mountain system – Himalayas. This mountain system is comprised of series of mighty ranges and is home of the highest mountain ranges in the world. The gigantic mountain range is believed to have formed between 40 and 50 million years ago. This Hindu-Kush-Himalaya mountain string extends over 3,500 kilometer across the countries of Pakistan, China, India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh, covering an area of about 43 lakh km2. The Himalayas, the hidden kingdom of Gods, is an enchantment terrain of the nature where the splendour of the world’s highest mountains is mirrored in the craggy beauty and unique and deeply spiritual culture of the people who live in their silhouette.  Stay tuned if you want to know more about trekking himalaya and check out 50 best Himalaya treks spread across India, Pakistan, Nepal & Bhutan.

The Himalayas of NEPAL:

Owning nine of the world’s fourteen highest mountain peaks, Nepal is a true place for trekking in Himalaya. The Himalayas cover three fourths of the land in Nepal. It is home to some of the maximum, remotest, and most rugged and difficult trekking terrains in the world. The loftiest peak in the world – Mount Everest  and other high peaks like Lhotse, Nuptse, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu, and the exquisitely beautiful trekking routes, attract hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world to this divine Himalayan destination.

1. The Extravagant Everest Base Camp Trek: 

Everest-Base-Camp

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Everest Base Camp Trek is a famous challenging trek in Khumbu, Nepal. Mount Everest soars above the Khumbu, andis possibly the most iconic pictogram of challenge and adventure on Earth. The trek to Everest is famous for its lofty mountain peaks, the vast glaciers, and finely honed ridgelines of the Everest Himalayas, home of the world’s highest peaks. The Everest region is one of the most admired destinations for tourists in Nepal and of course, definitely not for people with altitude sickness! Many of the routes to the mountains are arduous, yet portray a quaintly mosaic vista in verdant meadows beneath the soaring peaks. Above Namche, the air grows thinner and the cultivation is meager as the towering peaks of Kantenga, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Lhotse, Nuptse, and eventually Everest, loom above.

Altitude: 8848 m

Duration: 18 to 22 days

Difficulty Level: Extremely Strenuous

Best Season: February to June and September to mid November

 2. The Daunting Dolpo Traverse of Nepal:

dolpo trek

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The Great Himalaya trek is a network of electrifying treks and trails which together form one of the longest and highest walking trails in the world. Dolpo is a high altitude region in the mid-western Nepal and had been isolated from the world till 1990. Dolpo-pa , the original Tibetan inhabitants of Dolpo, are thought to have settled here over two thousand years ago. It was a forbidden land with an authentic Tibetan culture largely unchanged. It passes through the lush green valleys, parched high plateaus, magnificent landscapes and raw beauty of the land and innocence of the people. The journey dominates several high- passes into the seemingly endless remote villages, truly an unprecedented adventure. One will be thrilled to encounter nomads and yak caravans on the way and the whole trekking is a true delight.

Altitude: 5093m

Duration: 24 to 27 days

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Best Season: March to May and September to October

3. Classic Manaslu Circuit Trek, Nepal – A classic Himalaya Trek:

classic manaslu trek

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The Classic Manaslu Circuit is known for its isolated and most challenging trek, and is the eighth tallest mountain in the world at an altitude of 8163m from the sea level crossing Larkya La pass. The journey passes through one of the splendid mountain panorama, culturally fascinating vicinity of ancient Buddhist monasteries and undeniably challenging passes. This high altitude valley is one of those “Clandestine Lands” of pristine Himalayan ranges and definitely appeals to anybody who is looking for an audacious trek.

Altitude: 8163m

Duration: 22 to 24 days

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Best Season: October to May

 4. The legendary Nar and Phu valleys of Nepal:

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Concealed by the eddy mountain mist from Kangla pass is the magnificent vista of Nar and Phu valleys of Annapurna circuit which was forbidden till early 21th century. Trekking the Annapurna circuit and the conduit leads over to the Maryland River to the sheer porches of the Nar and Phu valley system open up to a huge span of high snow-peaks, ancient and ethnically Tibetan villages and high altitude grazing settlements. These culturally enriched valleys are the remotest part of the circuit and are virtually untouched. The trek is only for authentically Himalayan addicts as the KangLa pass is physically taxing but the remote villages offer to explore the unexplored!

Altitude: 5416 m

Duration: 23 to 27 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Season: March to May and September to October

 5. The Sacred Tsum Valley of Nepal:

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Set alongside the majestic ,milieu of the Ganesh and Boudha Himal ranges in the northern Gorkha district of Nepal, Tsum Valley seems solely serene and carries history of ancient Himalayan civilization styles; culture, art, tradition,  mores and thinking. As you reach the first settlement in Upper Tsum, you instantly feel as though you have been elated to another world. This forgotten corner of the world, Tsum valley was opened to trekkers in 2007 and very few foreigners have made it to the top of this magical valley close to the Tibetan border. The highest pass here is Ngula Dhojhyag (5093 m). The area is home to fauna such as blue sheep, yaks, naks and chauris.

Altitude: 1905m

Duration: 18 to 22 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Season: March to May and October to December

 6. Langtang Valley  The Valley of Glaciers:

Langtang is a narrow valley lying in the southern part of Tibet that lies between the main Himalayan ranges to the north and range of snowy gigantic peaks to the south. This region is considered the Nepal’s third largest trekking locale and is rightly called ‘the Valley of Glaciers’. The trek throws in ample amount of opportunity to explore the ethnic Tamang villages, to climb small peaks and to see the glaciers at a relatively lower altitude. Once you reach the valley, the mountain panorama looks exceptionally gorgeous. The Langtang trek also offers to get a glimpse of some of the oldest monasteries, vibrant Tibetan Buddhist culture and plenty of yak herds on the alpine meadows.

Altitude: 7246m

Duration: 12 to 16 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Season: April to May and October to November

 7. The picturesque ranges of Annapurna Circuit:

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