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With the spectacular Himalayas running down its eastern side, it’s no surprise Nepal is known as the roof of the world. Getting out into these vast panoramas with their immense snowy peaks, flower-strewn meadows and sparkling lakes — while also making time to relax at chilled out Pokhara — is reason enough to visit. But there's far more to Nepal than just mountains and trekking.

Down on the hot lush plains of the Terai, you'll find a brace of magical national parks where rare beasts like one-horned rhino and tiger roam and the trees twitch with birdlife. Your chances of seeing rhino are surprisingly high if you visit in the spring. Then there are the cultural jewels, a scattering of ancient cities stuffed with serene temples, cobbled alleys and hidden squares. In parts of Bhaktapur, Patan and the vibrant capital Kathmandu, it feels like life hasn't changed in generations.

Nepal's best treks

An essential guide to trekking in Nepal

Nepal is not the only Himalayan country, but as the home of Mount Everest and more than half of the planet’s other 8,000m-plus mountains, it is the country most intimately associated with the Himalayas. Nepal was closed to outsiders and most foreign influences for the first half of the 20th century and when the first western mountaineers and trekkers arrived in the 1950s they were enchanted by what they discovered. The country was living in a medieval time warp and even the capital, Kathmandu, was little more than a collection of temples, shrines, palaces, markets and red brick townhouses...read more

16 days

Everest Base Camp

The classic route to Everest Base Camp
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14 days

Annapurna & Poon Hill Sunrise Trek

A customisable trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary and Poon Hill
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14 days

Forbidden Mustang & Walled City Trek

A trek through Nepal’s restricted Tibetan side
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15 days

Manaslu Circuit Trek

A wilder, quieter and more remote trek to see Himalayan giants
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15 days

Helambu & Langtang Trek

Crowd-free trekking on Kathmandu’s doorstep
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  • Kagbeni

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  • Dolpo region

    Dolpo region

    A vast and little known swathe of western Nepal...
  • Lo Manthang

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  • Upper Mustang

    Upper Mustang

    Shrouded in mystery and completely closed to outsiders until 1992, walking here is as much a cultural experience as a mountain one...
  • Langtang Valley

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  • Annapurna region

    Annapurna region

    Home to the Annapurna Circuit, the classic walk of Nepal and one that for many years was hyped as quite simply the single best trek on the planet...
  • Everest Base Camp

    Everest Base Camp

    A trek to Everest base camp is as much a pilgrimage as a straightforward trek, but there’s much more to the region than ‘just’ Mt Everest...
  • Kathmandu

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  • Pokhara

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  • Jomsom

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  • Machha Khola

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  • Phakding

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  • Gokyo Lakes

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  • Tengboche Monastery

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  • Kala Patthar

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  • Cho La Pass

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  • Namche Bazaar

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  • Makalu

    Makalu

    Isolated villages, forests hung in mosses and orchids, high yak pastures and, finally, the rock and ice wastes around Makalu base camp for some of the most inspiring mountain vistas in Nepal...
  • Chitwan National Park

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  • Dharapani

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  • Larkya La Pass

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  • Manaslu region

    Manaslu region

    The worlds eighth-highest mountain, surrounded by steamy lowland valleys and fields of rice slowly giving way to ice coated passes haunted by snow leopards and who knows what else...
  • Poon Hill

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  • Machhapuchhare Base Camp

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  • Thasang

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  • Tatopani

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  • Galeshwor

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  • Chisapani

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  • Gul Bhanjyang

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  • Magingoth

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  • Tharepati

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  • Surche Phedi

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  • Lauribina

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  • Thulo Syabru

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  • Lama Hotel

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  • Kanchenjunga

    Kanchenjunga

    Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain on Earth and the hike to the base camp of this daunting peak is one of the most exciting treks in...
  • Langtang region

    Langtang region

    Visible from central Kathmandu, Langtang has some of the most accessible trekking in Nepal – if it weren’t for the traffic you could almost walk from your guesthouse straight to the mountains...
  • Kyanjin Gompa

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  • Lobuche

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  • Far West region

    Far West region

    A landscape of deep, dank forests, sparkling sheets of water, lonely mountains crushed in ice and snow, narrow canyons and ancient villages...
  • Dingboche

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  • Syabru Besi

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  • Pheriche

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  • Monjo

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  • Ghorepani

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  • Lukla

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  • Chhomrong

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  • Sinuwa Hill

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  • Deurali

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  • Dovan

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  • Annapurna Sanctuary

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  • Soti Khola

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  • Philim

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  • Machhapucchare Base Camp

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  • Samdo

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  • Namrung

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  • Lho

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  • Deng

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  • Phortse

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  • Ghilin

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  • Samar

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  • Larkya Glacier

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  • Chhusang

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  • Tange

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  • Yara

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  • Lumbini

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  • Pashupatinath

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  • Mount Dhaulagiri

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Places to go in Nepal

Nepal Tours

The Ultimate Everest Trek

The alternative route to Everest Base Camp

19 daysFrom $1,935
Everest Base Camp, Kathmandu, Gokyo Lakes, Kala Patthar, Cho La Pass, Namche Bazaar
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
Activity Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active

Everest Base Camp Trek

The classic route to Everest Base Camp

16 daysFrom $1,625
Everest Base Camp, Kathmandu, Phakding, Kala Patthar, Namche Bazaar, Dingboche
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
Activity Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active

Annapurna & Poon Hill Sunrise Trek

A customisable trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary and Poon Hill

14 daysFrom $1,350
Annapurna region, Kathmandu, Pokhara, Poon Hill, Machhapuchhare Base Camp
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
Activity Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active

Mustang Multisport Adventure

Epic bike, hike and rafting adventure

12 daysFrom $2,890
Upper Mustang, Thasang, Tatopani, Galeshwor
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
Activity Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Water Sports, Active, Biking, Nature & Wildlife

Forbidden Mustang

A trek through Nepal’s restricted Tibetan side

14 daysFrom $2,235
Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
Activity Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Culture

Manaslu Circuit Trek

A wilder, quieter and more remote trek to see Himalayan giants

15 daysFrom $1,750
Nepal
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
Activity Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active

Nepal Travel Companies

Snow Cat Travel

Group & private tours to Nepal
Nepal
Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Responsible Travel, Conservation

Third Rock Adventures

Private and tailor-made holidays in the Himalayas
South Asia
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Family, Adventure, Backpacking, Climbing, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Culture, Responsible Travel, Solo Travel

Travel Max Guide

Day tours and treks in the Himalayas
Nepal
Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Solo Travel

Alpine Ramble Treks

Leading Kathmandu-based trekking agency
Nepal
Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Solo Travel

Discover Altitude

Climbing, trekking and cultural tours in Nepal
Nepal
Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Solo Travel

Responsible Adventures

Boutique treks & tours in the Himalayas
Nepal
Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
Family, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

Peak Mountaineering

Mountain training and outdoor adventures
Europe, North Africa, South Asia
Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
Adventure, Backpacking, Climbing, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Camping, Biking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Solo Travel

Nepal Trekking Routes

Trekking routes across Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.
South Asia, East Asia
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Luxury, Honeymoon, Family, Adventure, Backpacking, Caving, Climbing, Hiking & Trekking, Navigating, Water Sports, Kayaking, Abseiling, Active, Walking, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Culture, Spiritual, Festivals, Cities

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