Major Trekking Regions in Nepal
Nepal is a nation blessed with an assortment of Adventures
Thousands visit Nepal to hike on the world's highest mountain ranges, but there are less challenging programs for those who want a feel of the wild, but may not want a gritty physical challenge. For trekkers, our adventures range from soft options to challenging. Our exclusive itineraries are prepared to suit every level of backpacking visitor for whatever choices made.
The different Regions of Nepal, and what they are known for:
We invite you to explore Nepal’s trailblazing diverse regions, discovering its exceptional landscapes and vibrant ancient cultures will give you emotional and gripping experiences that are virtually unforgettable:
THE ANNAPURNA – The Annapurna region is a walkers paradise with sublime nature that blends so well with its colourful exotic culture. The congenial hospitality and friendship of the people on the mountains of this region is heartwarming. The area has a whole lot of vantage points that provide stunning views of some of the Himalaya’s most attractive ranges, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The programs are so much with a whole lot of choices when hiking in the Annapurna, with something for everyone from the one-stop Annapurna Dhaulagiri to Annapurna plus a foray into the jungles of Chitwan. Join us for a trip into the Annapurnas; we’ll take you to intrepid places where some would just pass by.
THE EVEREST (Khumbu) – For those into the high and wild, Everest Base Camp is one area you want to get into. It’s a wonderful feeling to hike paths tread by great legends who wrote Nepal’s mountain history in blood, sweat and tears, with some who even died making the attempt. We can avoid congested trails to base camp, and visit the quiet turquoise lakes of the Gokyo Valley, without losing trace of the magnificence of Everest that stands protectively above. We also have options of climbing Gokyo Ri and Island peak for some heart stopping views of Everest and surrounding peaks. From the shorter Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek and Everest Trek to the all encompassing Everest High Passes, this region is best experienced in the early months of autumn and spring.
THE DOLPO – wasn’t known to trekkers until 1996, the Dolpo zone is certainly one of the last frontiers of real Tibetan culture. Isolated Wildness of a different kind, Dolpo is blessedly untouched by the contemporary times we live in. With high, barren plateaus scarred by deep canyons, this windswept region is home to Phoksumdo Lake, a site of natural beauty beyond belief. Hike this region by being sensitive to its ecosystems, with respect for the local culture and the environment in general, participate in one of our ventures into this exclusive region, we’ll take you deep into the heart of the Dolpo.
OLD MUSTANG – Upper Mustang was still a part of Tibet until 150 years ago and is, similar to Dolpo, one of the last symbols of ancient Tibetan culture. A restricted region, Mustang is situated to the north of the Annapurna region, and borders Tibet.
The terrain is semi-arid desert with deep ravines and rock shelves with pockets of green areas that dot its landscapes, which offer trekkers exceptional views. Visitors will find quiet monasteries and chortens, reflecting Buddhist culture.
KANGCHENJUNGA – Eastern Nepal is known for its richness found in the extraordinary diversity of ethnic groups, flora and fauna and some of the most compelling vistas seen throughout the Himalaya. Giant peaks dominate the backdrops in this region from Pyramid Peak, Jannu - the Twins and of course Kangchenjunga (8586m). Kangchenjunga is one of those high alpine regions where few dare to venture into but is surely one of the most naturally beautiful regions in the world; this zone welcomes all who dare to tread its terrain. Planning an odyssey into the Kangchenjunga region is a lifetime achievement with enough to write a story.
MANASLU – The Manaslu region stands in a league of its own with a culture and religion that is more Buddhist. This area is also blessed with one of the most attractive geographical settings in Nepal. Rolling valleys, widespread green forests and exquisite villages lie scattered on the blazing trails we hike through. Not many backpackers are allowed to venture into this sublime region due to restricted access that’s meant to keep the area unspoiled; the many merits of this rule allows you a peaceful venture to study the original culture without disturbing the traditions of the locals and learning much about lifestyles not found anywhere else on the planet.
LANGTANG – This region is more often considered a dark horse in comparison to the more highly visited ‘big timers’ of Annapurna and Everest. However, a hike in the Langtang region gives trekkers an experience of typical time-honored village life on the mountains amid chocolate box alpine wilderness, and lovely views of the magnificent peaks of Langtang (7234m) and Ganesh (7446m). To get close-up to the local folks for some cultural interaction, the Tamang Heritage Trail, located between Langtang and Ganesh Himal, is a gratifying short hike that is a circuit through peaceful friendly villages, terraced fields and lush gentle valleys. At the end of this trip, it can all be wrapped up at the natural hotsprings of Tatopani.