Nepal Trekking Packages 2023/24: Review and Recommendations

Nepal trekking packages provide one of the most unforgettable experiences for visitors, especially trekkers travel to Nepal to see snowy mountains, as well as the spectacular cultural lifestyle of locals living in different parts of Nepal trekking routes. Trekking packages in Nepal are divided into three categories: easy, moderate, and challenging.

Nepal Trekking Packages 2023/24: Our Review and Recommendations

Easy treks are suitable for family vacations and observing mountains in a short period. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Khopra Danda Trek, and Nagarkot Day Hike are some examples of easy treks. Meanwhile, the Annapurna round trek, Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek, and Everest Base Camp Trek are moderate-grade treks. These treks require minimal hiking experience and decent physical fitness.
Similarly, the Upper Dolpo, Manaslu Circuit, Limi Valley Trek, and Everest High Pass treks are all difficult treks that require extensive preparation and training. Altitude also plays a role while designing the Nepal trekking packages. Nepal trail has several hiking destinations ranging from 2 to 3 days to 30 days. These treks will reward you with breathtaking mountain scenery and cultural exploration of the locals. Nepal Trekking Routes has many trekking packages in Nepal designed to help you reach your Nepal travel goals. Let's take a brief look at some well-known treks in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Packages

  • Closeup view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Cho Oyu, and Mt. Lhotse;
  • Sightseeing from the world's highest-placed five-star hotel, the Everest View Hotel;
  • Glimpses of Khumbu range from vantage points (Base camp and Kala Pathar);
  • Explore the culture and tradition of ethnic people, Sherpa;
  • Explore Sagarmatha national park, the planet's highest-placed conservation area;
  • See the earth's last human civilization at 5300 meters (Base Camp village);
  • Ancient Tengboche and Pangboche monasteries;
  • Tenzing Hillary memorial museum;
  • TIMS and Sagarmatha conservation park pass requires.

The Everest Base Camp trek takes you to Mount Everest, the world's highest massif. It stands at 8848.86 m in height on the Nepal-China border of the Khumbu region. The trek to EBC takes you through green valleys, beautiful landscapes, Himalayan biodiversity, and a cultural experience of Sherpa. The moderate-grade trip reaches up to 5364 meters (EBC Charter point). First, you will take a four-hour drive to Manthali, Ramechhap from Kathmandu, and then fly to Lukla. Due to official work, all Kathmandu-Lukla flights now operate from Manthali. The trek to Base Camp begins at Lukla and passes through Sherpa villages to the EBC charter point. In a 15-day journey, you will explore Sherpa culture, tradition, and lifestyle. You will walk to three vantage points (Everest View Hotel, Charter Point, and Kalapathar) to see a close angle of Mount Everest and surrounding peaks.

Trekkers get decent food and accommodations en route to Everest. Since this is a gateway to Everest Peak Climbing and a popular hiking route, local foods are available during the trip. The trails are also clean and clear, so there is a minimum chance of being lost in the mountains. Nepal Trekking Routes have a two-week-long trip that is suitable for medium-grade travelers. You can reach base camp with regular 5-6 hour walks and a few mini breaks. Altitude can be a problem during walking in the high mountains, so you will have set an acclimatization day to cope with AMS. One of the famous spots of the Nepal trekking package, EBC, also has strenuous trails: the Three High Passes Trek and Gokyo Ri Trek. Likewise, you can follow the Jiri-EBC route if you have a huge budget and a long time in Nepal tour. Note that the trip itinerary can be modified according to the traveler's interest and budget.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking package

  • Exploring three river valleys: Marshyandi, Kaligandaki, and Manang;
  • A wide range of Flora and Fauna of Annapurna conservation park;
  • Enjoying Thakali cuisine in Chame Village, Manang;
  • Walk over the highest mountain pass of the region, Thorung La Pass(5416 meters);
  • Breathtaking sceneries of snowy massifs, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna;
  • Visiting the Hindu/Buddhist spiritual Muktinath temple;
  • Scenic flight to lake city Pokhara and explore Phewa Lake;
  • Requires TIMS and Annapurna Conservation area entry pass.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is the second most popular hiking route after Everest View Trek. It is a moderate trek, and camping plus previous hiking experience are not compulsory. It is also a tea house trek that features cozy sharing rooms. Annapurna trail is home to Tamang, Magar, and Thakali ethnic groups. They serve your local cuisine for lunch and dinner. The 15-day-long Annapurna round trip starts at Syange, Lamjung, and ends at Jomsom, Mustang. En route, you will cross Thorung la Pass (5416 m)-the highest point in the trek. Thorung La is the best place to view Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif in the north and the beautiful village landscape in the south. This trail also covers famous Hindu and Buddhist Pilgrims in Jomsom, Mustang.

Trek to Annapurna region is suitable for novices and beginners. AMS won't affect you until reaching Thorung La Pass. Be careful while crossing the pass. You have also set acclimatization days to reduce altitude sickness. A moderate type of Nepal Trekking activity requires decent fitness and endurance to walk in the Himalayas. Many trekkers prefer to go on this trip in the spring to see colorful rhododendron flowers on its terrain. You will also see Himalayan Cows (Yak) and deer grazing in a few different spots on its route. Annapurna area has many popular trekking packages in Nepal: Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Tilicho Lake Trek, and Thorung la Pass Trek. Nepal Trekking Routes' Annapurna round trip costs $1345 per person. Remember, they make itineraries as per the interest and preferences of the travelers.

Upper Mustang Trekking package

  • The Aerial view of Pokhara Valley from a flight;
  • Panoramic view of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri ranges;
  • Exploring the forbidden kingdom Lo-Manthang;
  • Exploring the rich culture and tradition of Tibetan-influenced locals;
  • Rain shadow area;
  • Muktinath Temple, a famous shrine that has equal faith among Hindus and Buddhists;
  • Camping and teahouse trek;
  • The restricted permit fee is $500 per person for ten days and adds an extra $50 per day after that;
  • No independent trek allowed;
  • The 14-day-long trip cost $2090 per person.

The Upper Mustang Trek is a journey to a remote city bypassing mid-Himalayan ranges. A former autonomous kingdom, Upper Mustang is a restricted trekking zone. It requires an additional permit, RAP. A medium-grade trek is feasible for all types of trekkers. During the trip, you will walk on a bumpy trail and explore the rich cultural heritage of the locals. You will also visit historical monasteries and artificial caves. The locals of Upper Mustang are Tibetan people, and these people have preserved their ancient cultural heritage to date. Altitude is not a problem in this trip because its maximum elevation is only 3810 meters. i.e., 12500 ft.

Jomsom is the start and end point of this trip. You will walk through the bank of Kaligandaki river and then pass through several villages to Lo-Manthang. The Lo-Manthang is a fascinating desert-styled city standing in front of the towering mountains. It lies on the China-Nepal border, a geopolitically sensitive area. The Upper Mustang tour is a homestay trek where you receive good hospitality from locals. This trekking package is costlier than other simple treks because of its permit fees. You can also check the Upper Mustang Jeep Tour, Lower Mustang Tour, and Upper Mustang to Upper Dolpo Trek of Nepal Trekking packages.

Langtang Valley Trek packages

  • Picturesque view of Langtang Himalayan ranges;
  • The highest point of the trip: Kyangjin Gompa (3870 meters), Kyanjin Ri 4773 meters;
  • Trek type: challenging;
  • Camping and teahouse trek;
  • Exploring ancient Tamang and Tibetan culture;
  • Holy lake Gosaikunda (4400 meters);
  • Bamboo grooves, suspension bridges, and riverfalls en route.

One of the short treks in Nepal, Langtang Valley, is close to Kathmandu City. It was a favorite trek of travelers before the Earthquake 2015. However, the quake and following landslide destroyed remote valleys and killed many people. Then its trail closed for a couple of years. Then Langtang was revived by reconstruction with national and foreign aid support. And in 2018, the government reopened Langtang Trek.

Nepal Trekking Routes nine-day-long itinerary follows from Syabrubesi, Rasuwa. The Valley is famous for the scenic beauty of the Langtang range, Kyanjin Ri and Kyanjin Gompa. Like Upper Mustang, the villagers are of Tibetan origin. A moderate amount of training is needed for this trip. You can also add or extend holy Lake Gosaikunda in Langtang trip that stands at 4400 m. If you visit in 2023/24, you will also support the livelihoods of disaster-destroyed villagers.

Manaslu Trekking Package

  • Breathtaking sceneries of Mount Manaslu, the world's eighth-highest mountains;
  • Traditional teahouse and camping trek;
  • Exploring Tamang villages;
  • Tibetan border pass Larkya Pass, the highest point in the trek;
  • Chances to see Himalayan blue sheep, rhododendron, and pine trees en route;
  • Long hours walk;
  • No solo hikes allowed;
  • Restricted permit fee: from September to November $10 per day per person and an additional $10 per day; from December to August $50 per week per person and an additional $7 per day.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is the least popular trekking route in Nepal. The hiking to Manaslu region has a rugged trail and offers an unforgettable remote village experience. Manaslu is a restricted region area, so it requires a special permit RAP to travel. Its trail passes through dense forests and cultural Tamang villages. Trekkers enjoy a magnificent view of Manaslu, Annapurna, and Lamjung Himal during Manaslu.

Larkya Pass (5115 meters) is the highest pass in the journey. The trek to Manaslu is a challenging grade trek that requires a high level of physical and mental strength. You can expect a few tea houses on the way, so you will have to bring a tent and the food provided during camping. Nepal Trekking Routes 16-day Manaslu round trip package starts at Soti Khola Dhading and ends at Syangje, Lamjung. Manaslu adventure lovers can go there from March to May and September to November.

Mardi Himal Trekking Package

  • Breathtaking views of Mt. Machhapuchhre;
  • Landscape view of lake city Pokhara and its surrounding;
  • Easy and short trek in the Annapurna region;
  • The trail follows clean and clear Tamang villages;
  • Different species of flora and fauna;
  • Overnight at Homestay;
  • Requires TIMS card and Annapurna Conservation area entry pass.

Mardi Himal Trek is one of the emerging treks in Nepal. The government opened its trail for international tourists in 2012.  One of the short and easy treks, Mardi Base Camp, is nearby the lake city of Pokhara. Its terrain passes through culturally diverse ethnic villages. The high camp of Mardi Himal Base Camp is 4500 meters. Trekkers enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna ranges from base camp. Nowadays, many travel enthusiasts prefer Mardi Himal Trek to the regular Annapurna Base Camp Trek because it gives similar experiences in a short period.

Trekkers can enjoy Buddhist culture and tradition on the trails. The locals serve Nepali cuisines with better hospitality. The trek starts at Kande after half an hour's drive from Lake City Pokhara. Then, the terrain follows Forest Camp, Low Camp, High camp, and Mardi Himal charter point. If trekkers get lucky, they can see clear views of several mountain peaks in this territory. Nepal Trekking routes 10-day hike to Mardi is suitable for short-time Nepal visitors. Note the trip itinerary depends on the traveler's interests, desires, and preferences. You'll get homestays and teahouses to spend nights on this trip. Since this is a high-altitude walk, AMS can occur. So, the tour have set climate acclimatization places in the Mardi Himal trails. The total cost of the trip is $650 per person.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Packages

  • Easy and short trek convenient for a family vacation;
  • Beginner-friendly trek;
  • Exploring multicultural villages(Ghandruk, Ghorepani, Tadapani and Ulleri);
  • Magnificent sunrise view of the Annapurna Main (8091 m), Mt. Fishtail (6993 m), Dhaulagiri (8167 m), and Annapurna South (7219, m);
  • One of the closet focal points of the Annapurna ranges;
  • Exploring Himalayan wildlife and biodiversity;
  • Aerial view of lake valleys, Pokhara.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek or Annapurna Sunrise View Trek is one of the easy treks of Nepal Trekking Routes. This trek is famous for its sunrise view of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Fishtail. This trip is suitable for a family vacation. Ghorepani and Poonhill are the vantage points of this trek. Trekkers may add Poonhill to their Annapurna Base Camp and Mardi Himal Trek itinerary. During the trip, you can see the rhododendron forests in Ghorepani.

Poonhill is just 35.9 km from lakeside Pokhara. Travelers get to see the lifestyle of Gurung, Magar, Chettri, and Brahmins en route. You walk via Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Tadapani villages during the trip. And tourists enjoy the natural hot spring of Jhinu Danda while descending from Poonhill. Nepal Trekking Routes 9 day-long-trek is customizable as per the needs and preferences of clients. The Annapurna Sunrise View Trek is an easy feat and a short trek, so altitude doesn't hinder your journey. Also, You don't need a porter if you can carry a 20-25 kg backpack. Their Annapurna Sunrise View Trek costs $750 per person. September-October and March-May are peak seasons in Nepal Trekking areas.

Upper Dolpo trekking packages

  • The highest altitude of the trip is Kangla Pass (5115 m);
  • Stunning views of Mt. Dhaulagiri massif (8167 m);
  • Trekking through hidden remote villages of Dolpo;
  • Exploring Shey-Gompa, Phoksundo national park Phoksundo village;
  • Eye gazing scenario of Shey-Phoksundo lake;
  • Visiting and praying at centuries-old Gompas;
  • Camping in the wilderness of Himalayan topography;
  • Visit Dho Tarap, one of the highest-placed human civilizations in the world.

Upper Dolpo is one of the least popular trekking regions in Nepal. Its trail was closed until 1990 for international tourists. Even though it's the least popular, it attracts extreme adventure lovers from around the globe. The beauty of Upper Dolpo adds to its location and ancient Tibetan-influenced culture. Since this is a restricted area; so you cannot do a solo trek. Besides, sufficient food and accommodations are not available there. The travel company itself manages food and accommodations for this trip. Hikers need to spend several nights in a camping tent.  Nepal trekking route three-week-long hike to Upper Dolpo takes you through the rain shadow of Mt. Dhaulagiri. The trek passes via Shey Phoksundo national park and Shey Phoksundo Lake. The lake is one of the famous glacial lakes in Nepal.

Amateur trekkers avoid this trip because of its duration, location, and budget. Trekkers have to pay $500 per person for ten days and an additional $50 per day after for RAP. Nepal Trekking Routes charge $4500 per person to organize this long and challenging trip.

Wrap Up: Our Review of Nepal Trekking Packages for 2023/24

Trek in the Himalayas is a fun-filled activity that gives a lifetime experience. During the journey, you align yourself with the mystical beauty of Mountains and their ranges. A novice hiker can start from an easy feat Ghorepani Poon Hill hike and then gradually move towards a higher-grade trek like Manaslu Circuit Trek. Some trekkers come for mountaineering, others travel to spend vacations, and some visit Nepal for Jungle Safari and cultural research.

This post was written by our friend Sophia - thank you Sophia! She concludes her review with this: if you book a tour with Nepal Trekking Routes, you can enjoy a hassle-free journey, and they will take care of the logistics, I highly recommend them. You can contact them for more details to select the best Nepal trekking packages for you. And in case you have already been to Nepal: feel free to share any tips & advice below! :)

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