3 Best Regions for Trekking in Nepal are featured in this article. The possibilities of trekking in Nepal are endless. Routes and very varied paths scattered around the corners of the Himalayas force one to decide. In this article we present the 3 most famous and important regions to help you with your choice of trekking. The Everest Region, Annapurna, and, Langtang is, without doubt, the ones that offer more variety in terms of routes and landscapes to explore.
Everest Region Trekking
The Everest Region is located in the northeast of Nepal and houses the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest of 8,848 meters. The main attraction of the area. It is also the place of another two eight thousand, as well as several mountains that exceed 6,000 meters. This natural park of more than a thousand square kilometers is located above 3,000 meters high where you can witness valleys and deep gorges with rivers in its path, extensive biodiversity in its flora and fauna, several glaciers and immerse yourself in the Sherpa culture of its people, coming from Tibet. The population of Lukla is the gateway to start of Everest Base Camp Trek and most of the trekking since it has a small airport allowing the fastest access.
The most famous and famous trekking in the Everest region are the following : the trek to the Everest Base Camp of about 13 days, witness the panoramic views of Mount Everest with fewer days of itinerary and the longest and most difficult trekking of the area which is opened by the 3 great mountain passes of this region (Kala Pattar, Cho La, and Renjo La).
Annapurna Region Trekking
The Annapurna Region is without a doubt the favorite and popular among travelers since its access is faster without having to take air flights if one does not feel like it. It also offers some mountain routes of the best valued in the world by experts in hiking. This area is located towards the northwest of Nepal and resides, among others, the peak of Annapurna I and the Dhaulagiri with more than eight thousand meters. Between these two is the valley of the Kali-Gandaki river, the deepest canyon of the planet which offers an enormous diversity in its landscapes; extensive intact natural forests, waterfalls, varied vegetation and the multitude of ethnic groups that inhabit the area. Pokhara is the second largest and most important population of Nepal, being on many occasions the gateway to and from this region.
In this case, the variety in the trekking to be performed is even more extensive although we name you the most popular ones. The most complete of all, the Annapurna Circuit where you reach a height of 5.416m to cross the mountain pass of Thorang La. The Annapurna Base Camp also called “ABC”, which is reached at the foot of the highest peak in this region. Finally, much smoother and easier trekking but that offers good panoramic views, the so-called Ghorepani – Poonhill Trek.
Langtang Valley Region Trekking
Finally, the third most popular area, although not as popular, is the Langtang Valley Region. This is located near the north of Kathmandu, however, the access ends up being a long bus ride due to the mountains that must be crossed. This park is not as famous as the previous two since there are no peaks of more than eight thousand meters, but it is still less impressive because of the landscapes it offers. From my point of view, it is ideal for those who want to be somewhat further away from the large crowds of tourists. It also offers several hiking options that go from entering its leafy valley surrounded by peaks of six and seven thousand meters, to visit any of the more than 100 existing lakes.
The most common trek is the one that crosses the main valley to reach the village of Langtang and Kyangin Gumpa. Another highly recommended hike is the one that combines the lake area with the Gosaikunda and the Helambu area, which is right next to the Kathmandu Valley. More information about the Langtang Trekking in 9 days.
Then, which one to choose?
In general, the three zones offer different options with spectacular landscapes in the middle of the Himalayas. Each of them provides different and varied experiences. It is difficult to choose trekking when everyone allows you to immerse yourself in a mountainous landscape with imposing peaks surrounded by nature and inhabited by people of ethnic groups, traditions, and cultures of the most interesting. Decide what walk to perform, sometimes depends more on the time and desire you have. Although as the Nepali say “with only once is not enough”.