Nepal is, undoubtedly, a standout amongst the trekking destinations in the entire world. The nation isn’t just home to the world’s highest mountain- Mt. Everest (8848.86m) but houses eighth of ten highest mountains in the world including Kanchenjunga (8586m), Annapurna (8091m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Cho Oyu (8201m), and Manaslu (8163m). As such, Nepal is filled with numerous trekking trails around the world. With a variety of trekking terrain, the nation gives an experience unique to any other place on the planet. Likewise, trekking in Nepal is amazingly enticing thanks to the ethnic settlements which decorate the trails on the trips.
Treks in Nepal can be distinguished based on numerous factors from popularity and difficulty to trek destinations and the duration of the treks along with the mode of accommodations. Based on popularity, treks in regions like Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang are the most popular. Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, and Langtang Valley Trek are some of the most famous treks in Nepal. As such, most of these popular treks are also teahouse treks. Teahouse treks are the most popular trekking approach in Nepal where trekkers spend the nights at local teahouses. These teahouses offer basic food and accommodation services along with additional facilities which vary according to the trekking destination.
On the other hand, the lesser popular trekking trails are fairly underdeveloped; so, they have fewer teahouses. Camping treks are for those who wish to enjoy the authentic experience of trekking. For such individuals, the nation likewise offers the absolute best off-the-beaten-track treks like Upper Dolpo Trek, Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, Rolwaling Valley Trek, and Manaslu Circuit Trek.
In terms of duration, both short and long treks are available in Nepal. While the longer treks require the trekkers to have prior experience and training, shorter treks are easier ones and can be done by individuals with average physical fitness as well. Treks like Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, Upper Dolpo Trek, and Limi Valley Trek are longer ones whereas, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Khopra Danda Trek, Chisapani Nagarkot Trek, and Helambu Trek are the shorter ones.
The mountainous region of Nepal is amazingly cold and is situated at a higher elevation so this region is very much inclined to climate change and incredibly overwhelming snowfall. Visitors are highly recommended to check the weather forecast and get appropriate apparel. Trek in Nepal can be done throughout the year; however, the months from March to May during spring and September to November during autumn are considered the best time to visit these destinations as the weather conditions are pleasant and allow you to relish the surrounding views without any obstruction. Short and easy treks are best done during the winter season (December to February) since the higher Himalayas experience adverse weather and climatic conditions. Finally, treks to rain-shadow areas like Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo are best done during the monsoon season (June to August).