Easy, Moderate and Extreme Trekking Routes for Adventure Lovers in Nepal
Nepal is one of the most beautiful countries to visit for nature lovers who are equally seeking adventures in the lap of the Himalayas. The nation sandwiched between China and India embraces eight of the ten highest mountains in the world, attracting millions of trekkers every year to excite their spirit and sense the feeling of being at the top.
Nevertheless, the lap of the great Himalayas is not just the goal of trekkers but the entire trekking routes from day one has many things to offer and excite your spirit. Trekking routes passing through the dense forests and the deep valleys enveloping the small villages that have its unique culture and tradition far from the towns of Kathmandu Valley is a mesmerizing view to revive your spirit.
If you are planning to visit Nepal for trekking, then we are listing three best treks that are considered as easy, moderate, and extreme routes.
Langtang Valley Trek: It is one of the most beautiful and short treks, more suitable for people with zero trekking experience; therefore, considered as an easy trekking route. As described by a famous travel writer Bill Tilman as “One of the world’s most beautiful valleys”, Langtang Valley Trek is equally suitable for adults and children. One can enjoy the fantastic scenery from jungles and monkeys to the ice peaks at the higher elevation. One can enjoy the Tibetan culture and the tradition that is as ancient as the mountains in the valley.
Nepal has the most comprehensive altitude range of any country on the earth; therefore, every trekking destination has its weather that can range from tropical heat to arctic cold. Langtang trekking is most favorable during spring and autumn as the weather gets stable and relatively easy to traverse at times. Although travelers who value the greenery environments prefer to travel during the monsoon season that starts from May/June till the end of August but traveling in this season one has to face muddy trails, and the views of mountains are usually obstructed.
Everest Base Camp Trek: One of the most popular treks with spectacular scenery and cultural experience that receives around thirty-thousand trekkers in a year from around the globe. Everest Base Camp Trek also is known as the EBC trek is considered as a moderate level trek and requires no trekking experience; however, it is always best for interested trekkers to be determined, fit, and healthy.
Generally, trekkers choose to fly to Lukla Airport from Kathmandu; the capital of Nepal to save more energy as there are no roads to connect these two cities. However, there are other less popular trekking routes available but not much of a choice of tourists. You can find several trekking routes leading to the camp once you land in Lukla that comes with different trek durations, scenery attractions, and difficulty levels. The trek passes through the Khumbu glacier that is one of the best places of observing the ancient civilization in this remote village that exhibits the Sherpa life and their traditions influenced by Tibetan Buddhism.
Gokyo Lakes Trek: Compared to the EBC trek, Gokyo trek is considered extreme that attracts mainly trekkers with previous experience and more fit for challenging trails. The trek comprises with the mesmerizing sight of pristine blue waters of the lake that are the highest freshwater lake system in the world situated at 5,000 meters.
Trekking in this route offers spectacular views of huge Himalaya ranges including Mt. Everest and the largest glacier of Nepal, the bright turquoise high-altitude lakes known as Ngozumpa glacier, and also the views across to Everest as well as other 8,000 meter-plus mountains from the top of Gokyo Ri. It is the spring and autumn that is considered to be the best time for trekking in these routes and presents an excellent chance to witness huge Himalayan ranges. The mountains are over 8000m including the highest Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, and the Ngozumpa Glacier- the largest glacier in Nepal Himalayas.
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