Nepal is a home of adventure and thrills trekking. To verify this Trekking Trail Nepal comes with Top 5 Adventure Trekking in Nepal. This Himalayan nation offers numerous outdoor activities like paragliding, mountain biking, bungee jumping, ski, rafting, hiking, wild tours, rock climbing, etc. And one of the very famous ventures is trekking in the Himalayas. Out of the top ten, eight highest mountains are located only in Nepal, which makes it a dream destination for adventure lovers. From the world's highest mountain- Mt. Everest (8,848 m), to the world's highest lake- Kajin Sara Lake (5,200 m), and the world's deepest gorge- Kali Gandaki Gorge lies in Nepal. Now, imagine what are the possibilities available here for extreme outdoor sports.
Nepal has always been a hot destination for travelers around the world either they want to do trekking, spend time in serenity, experience exotic wildlife, or rich ancient cultural heritage. Here, in this blog, we will let you know the top 5 difficult treks in Nepal. Do know that these treks are not the most popular ones like Everest Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Circuit Trek and explore the remotest part of the Himalayas (the restricted areas in Nepal). You have to have previous trekking experience and strong physical fitness to join these strenuous trekking trails.
Manaslu Circuit Trek explores the remote and rugged terrain of the Manaslu region, west-central Nepal. In short Manaslu Circuit is an ultimate Adventure Trekking in Nepal which fits for everyone. It is one of the less-visited areas in the Himalayas because of the limited availability of basic infrastructure, arduous access of the trail, and off the beaten route. You will be exploring the vicinity of the eighth highest mountain in the world, Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m). Trekking in the Manaslu region was opened for foreign travelers in 1992, and from that date onwards, very few people have explored the pristine beauty of this region. From the very first day, Manaslu Circuit Trekking has played a major role as one of the adventurous trails in the Himalayas.
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The trek offers the ancient culture of the locals, unspoiled nature, picturesque mountain villages, and once in a lifetime experience. The simple yet content lifestyle of the locals is something to learn. The trail goes along the Manaslu Conservation Area, which is home to tropical to alpine vegetations, numerous species of floras, exotic birds, and rare wildlife. Furthermore, the trail is decorated with Himalayan mountains like Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Mt. Himlung (7,126 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Mt. Ngadi Chuli (7,871 m), Larke Peak (6,476 m), Gyaji Kang (7,074 m), Kang Guru (6,981 m), and so on. To take the journey to the next level, you can extend your trip to Hidden Tsum Valley. It requires 4 to 5 extra days.
Makalu Base Camp Trek follows a quiet trail that goes along terraced fields, lush rhododendron forests, and remote villages. It is a perfect venture for those looking to experience a typical Nepali mountain lifestyle with breath-taking landscapes and off the beaten trek. The Makalu region opened in 1950 when Eric Shipton first explored the region. The trail leads you to the lap of the world's fifth highest mountain Mt. Makalu (8,481 m). The inaccessibility of the Makalu Base Camp Trekking trail has kept it apart from the crowd that other famous trails in the Himalayas sees.
Everything about this trek is amazing, either it is the welcoming locals, their rich cultural heritage, unique lifestyle, or the serenity of the Makalu region, views of 8,000 meters above mountains. High Himalayan mountains like Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Baruntse (7,129 m), Chamlang (7.319 m), and so on will be your travel companion. The trail ascends through the Makalu Barun National Park, home of rare wildlife, birds, and exotic flowers.
The king of all the treks in the Khumbu region, Everest Three High Pass Trek is the ultimate adventure for anyone looking for a challenging venture around Mt. Everest (8,848 m). The name of the package speaks for itself, you will cross the three high passes - Kongma La Pass (5,535m), Cho La Pass (5,368m), and Renjo La Pass (5,360m). Trekking through crowded villages like Namche Bazar, you will join the serene trail that leads to the stunning Gokyo Valley.
Explore the beautiful Gokyo Lakes and trek to the base of the world's highest mountain, Everest Base Camp (5,360 m). The trail then ascends to Kala Patthar (5,545 m) and passing by the oldest & the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery drops down to Lukla. You can see panoramic views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Cho Ou (8,188 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Island Peak (6,189 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), etc. Everest Three High Pass Trek also lets you observe the daily life of Sherpa, Rai, Limbus, and people from other communities.
Round Dhaulagiri Trek or also known as Dhaulagiri Circuit trek, explores the tempting beauty of the western Himalayas, ethnic communities, and lush green forests. Trekking through picturesque villages, you will ascend towards the base of the seventh highest mountain, Dhaulagiri Base Camp. The trail will be strenuous. You will walk following a trodden route that also involves steep slopes, lateral moraines, and glaciers. Likewise, there will be thrilling suspension bridges and stupas along the way.
You can see breath-taking views of the Himalayan mountains like Dhaulagiri Range (8,167 m), Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Mt. Tukuche (6,920 m), Thapa Peak (6,012 m), Manapathi Peak (6,380 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), and numerous other mountains. It is one of the less-visited trails in the Himalayas because of the isolation of the region from other parts of Nepal. The lack of infrastructure, including accommodation, has controlled the tourist flow in the region. It is a camping trek, which can get a little more expensive than other treks, but the experience and adventure you will have are unlike any other place.
Located far away from the modern cities, Upper Dolpo is one of the exotic places in the Himalayas, where only a handful of travelers get to visit every year. Even if you want to go to Upper Dolpo Trek, the chances are high you might not get a permit. This is a restricted area, which demands special permission from the government of Nepal, and that is expensive. Plus, there are few other mandatory rules you have to follow to trek in Upper Dolpo and being the camping trek, the adventure & thrill doubles. The non-existent infrastructure and isolation of the region have made it a premium destination.
The trail goes through rustic settlement areas, where you will see the unique lifestyle of the locals. The people here follow Buddhist and Bon Po traditions. Moreover, the region also has a huge shamanistic influence. Upper Dolpo Trek is basically like traveling back in time. From the lifestyle of the locals to nature, everything is still the same as hundreds of years ago. The gorgeous landscapes and fantastic views of the Himalayan mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Crystal Mountain, Kanjirowa South (6,886 m), Silkapo Khang (6,556 m), etc make the journey wonderful. Likewise, you will also get to witness the jewel of the Himalayas, Shey Phoksundo Lake, and visit the centuries-old Shey Gompa.
Above are our favorite top 5 adventure trekking in Nepal. There are many other adventurous and challenging treks available in the Himalayas. What can be better than going on a wild adventure in nature and calm down your mind with peaceful mountain views? Feel free to contact us anytime to know more in detail about these tour packages of Adventure Trekking in Nepal. You can also ping us on our official Instagram or write your queries with below form.