When it comes to trekking and hiking, there are few more iconic places to do them in than Nepal. This wonderful southeast Asian country borders India and Tibet, is situated in the heart of the Himalayas and is most famous, of course, for being home to Mount Everest. It has to be said, though, that there is so much more to Nepal than Everest Base Camp and even the mountain itself. With a range of diverse trails to follow in this culturally rich nation, there’s some amazing experiences out there. So, without further ado, here are out top 5 trails in Nepal that will take your breath away. Five of the most stunning trails to explore in Nepal.In this blog post you will find information about trails In Nepal.
Poon Hill Trek
Those who have an affinity for Nepal’s iconic snow-topped mountains will fall in love with the Poon Hill Trek. This trail takes you through the Annapurna region where you will pass through local villages and rhododendron forests as well as having time to be awe-inspired by the scenic views of impressive mountains along the way.
And when you get to Poon Hill itself you will be truly amazed. Try to get there when the clouds and morning fog is low so you can get the best view possible. It’s truly stunning and something you’ll never forget.
This trail is also great for those who are on a tight timescale as it takes around four days to complete and also isn’t incredibly challenging, unlike many of the other trails in the country.
Annapurna Base Camp
If you’re after a good challenge, the Annapurna Base Camp trail is one you should consider. It is an epic Nepalese trail, taking you all the way through the canyon of the Modi Khola. This trail is one of the most impressive in terms of diversity too. You’re walking on green and yellow grass while being surrounded by brooding rocky canyon walls, staring straight out at majestic snowy mountains.
The Annapurna Base Camp trail also leads to the Annapurna Sanctuary which is surrounded by a ring of mountains. The Sanctuary itself is a glacial basin situated at 4,130 metres high yet dwarfed by the mountain range around it, most of which reach a colossal 7,000 metres tall.
In terms of taking your breath away, the Annapurna Base Camp trail will certainly do just that. It’s impossible to go on this trek and not feel like you’ve witnessed something truly and completely magical. After seven or eight (or maybe more) days of trekking this trail, it will all be worth it in the end, and you’ll be head over heels for Nepal.
Lakes of Gosaikunda
For those who wish to have a strong element of culture and religion at the heart of their Nepalese trail, the one following the Lakes of Gosaikunda is the one for you.
This trail is a relatively easy and short one, but it is by no means shallow or just aesthetic. It is a traditional pilgrimage hike for Hindus in Nepal, believed to be sacred and the holiest lake in the country.
For the first few days, you ascend through forests until you’re suddenly higher than all of the trees and can catch a glimpse of the Langtang Himal and Annapurna mountains and then the lakes. Once you get to see the turquoise water with the mountainous backdrop, you’ll fully be able to grasp just how truly breath taking Nepal’s nature is.
Everest Base Camp
There’s no escaping the big one. Everest Base Camp is a hugely popular and well-known trail in Nepal, and for good reason. Not only are you following a trail to the Base Camp of the tallest mountain in the world, but you are given insight to the marvelous mountain range surrounding Everest and even those stunning aquamarine lakes along the way.
The Everest Base Camp trek is an opportunity of a lifetime and one you shouldn’t miss out on if it’s what you really want to do. Hit the gym and get psyched up, then you will be able to complete this trail as well as any other.
Following a trail that will take your breath away from start to finish isn’t the easiest. However, the Langtang trail in Nepal is one that will allow you to do just that as it walks you through the stunning Langtang Valley.
As you trek through the valley, the sun will beam down in the middle of the vast expanse where mountains cut into it all the way along. There are dusting of snow on the top of the mountains and those traditional Nepalese prayer flags hanging at different parts of the trail.
You’ll love it.