Trekking in Nepal after Corona Virus: Top 10 trekking destinations for the year 2021

Trekking in Nepal after Corona Virus: Top 10 trekking destinations for the year 2021

We welcomed the new year 2021 just two months ago and it feels like we have already got victory over the virus. With vaccines being available in different parts of the world, people are now eventually making their way out of home after living inside for nearly a year now. To the travel junkies and trekkers who spend most of their time outdoors, the year 2020 might have been a total nightmare. With canceled trips and quarantine protocols, your heart might have cried for the plans you made to visit Nepal and to trek to the incredible Himalayas.

 

But don’t worry, there is always a tomorrow and for the travelers and trekkers, tomorrow is the year 2021. Dedicating the blog to all the travelers and trekkers who love Nepal, we have mentioned the top 10 trekking destinations for 2021 in our blog, Trekking in Nepal after Corona Virus. So read the full blog and plan your trip with us now.

 

 

Top 10 trekking destinations for the year 2021

There is no such compliment in the world that will do justice in defining the beauty of Nepal. Adorned by the backdrop of the Himalayas and clad in the varieties of cultures, traditions, and values of different ethnic groups, Nepal offers the best example of unity in diversity with the extra toppings of unadulterated natural beauty.

 

Known around the world as the country of Mount Everest, Nepal actually homes around 1310 peaks and makes a perfect destination for trekking and mountaineering. So what are we waiting for? Let's dig in and discover the top trekking destination for the year 2021.

 

  1. Everest Base Camp Trek:

  • Max. Elevation: 5550 m.
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Duration: 15-18 Days
  • Difficulty: Strenuous

 

Highlights

  • Enjoy the scenic Lukla flight from Kathmandu
  • Visit Everest View Hotel to enjoy the panoramic sights of the Himalayas
  • Enjoy acclimatization day in the vibrant Namche Bazar
  • Visit Tengboche, Dingboche monastery on the way
  • Summit Everest base camp and Kalapathar to witness the majestic sights of the Himalayas
  • Explore the local culture of the region

 

Everest base camp trek is the most popular treks of Nepal that allows the trekkers to summit the base camp of the world's highest mountain Everest. Located in the Khumbu region, the Everest base camp trek offers a lot more than just the pleasing sights of the Himalayas. The Khumbu glacier, Kalapathar, monasteries, local culture, Namche Bazar, scenic Lukla Flight and the Sagarmatha National Park are the major highlight of the base camp trek. One can enjoy the incredible sights of Yala Peak (5520m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Pumori (7,145m), Lingtren (6,697m), Khumbutse (6,623m), Changtse (7,750m), and Everest (8848m)

 

Book your trip now: Everest Base Camp Trekking 

 

  1. Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

  • Maximum elevation: 4130m
  • Starting Point: Pokhara
  • Number of Days: 7 to 13 Days
  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate
  • Best Season for the Trek: September-November and March-May

 

Highlights

  • Sunrise view from Poonhill
  • Trekking through the rich woodlands of rhododendron, pine and oak
  • Summit Macchapuchre base camp and Annapurna base camp
  • The panoramic sights of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Macchapuchre, Dhaulagiri and Himchuli
  • Get a peek into the lifestyle and culture of the region

 

Annapurna base camp is another popular trekking destination of Nepal. located in the Mid-western part of Nepal, the base camp trek starts from the city of lakes, Pokhara, and traverses through the diverse landscape of the Annapurna Conservation Area. Along the trek, you can enjoy sights of picturesque villages, the unadulterated beauty of the Himalayas, the sunrise from Poonhill, waterfalls, and most importantly, you will trek through the lush rhododendron forests. Another exciting thing about the ABC trek is that you will summit two base camps in a single trek i.e Macchapuchre base camp and Annapurna base camp. The base camp offers 360-degree panorama of the Himalayas including Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machhapuchhre (6993 m), and Hiunchuli (6441 m)

 

Read more on: Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 10 Days  

 

 

  1. Langtang Trek

  • Maximum elevation: 3900m
  • Starting Point: Syabrubesi
  • Number of Days: 7 to 10  Days
  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate
  • Best Season for the Trek: September-November and March-May

 

Highlights of the trek

  • Off beaten trekking trails
  • Traditional cheese factory amid the Himalayas
  • Local Monasteries, Chortens and Mani walls on trail
  • The highest point of the trek, Kyanji Ri
  • Budget trek that is relatively short

 

The EBC and ABC treks are for thrill-seeking trekkers, however, the Langtang valley trek is for those who are in search for peace within the Himalayas. Despite the close proximity from the capital city, the Langtang valley is untouched by adulteration and hence is believed to be the classic treks into the rugged Himalayas. The trek is relatively short and less crowded but can beat the ABC and EBC treks in terms of views and the easy trekking trails. Known as the valley of glacial masses, the valley offers breathtaking sights of glaciers and Himalayas including Langtang Lirung (7227m) and Langtang Ri (7205m).

 

To book you trek visit: Langtang Valley Trekking 9 Days   

 

 

  1. Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Maximum elevation: 5140 m
  • Starting Point: Syabrubesi
  • Number of Days: 13 to 20  Days
  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate
  • Best Season for the Trek: September-November and March-May

 

Highlights of the Trek

  • Enjoy a hot spring bath in Tatopani
  • Witness the spectacular sights of Mt. Annapurna, Thorung Peak, Nilgiri, Chulu West and Chulu east, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV
  • Enjoy the alluring sights of lakes, glaciers, gorges, and waterfalls on the way
  • Visit Muktinath temple, the sacred Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site
  • Visit Barge Monastery, the largest monastery in Manang district
  • Cross the world’s widest pass – the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters.

 

Annapurna circuit trek is another most loved trek of Nepal and also has been voted as the best long-distance trek in the world. As the name suggests, the circuit trek encircles the Annapurna massif and extends between 160 to 230km in distance. The major highlight of the trek is the Thorong La pass, Muktinath temple, and the trek through the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki. Apart from this, the varied climate zone of the region from tropics at 600m to the artic at 5416m is another fascinating thing about the trek. The Annapurna circuit trek allows you to trek through another popular trekking destination in Nepal, Manang. During this trek, you will have plenty of opportunities to gaze at the spectacular sights of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Macchapuchre, and many more.

 

Visit: Annapurna Circuit Trek 16 Days

 

 

  1. Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

  • Maximum elevation: 5160m Larke Pass.
  • Starting Point: Soti Khola
  • Number of Days: 18-24 Days
  • Trek Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Best Season for the Trek: September-November and March-May

 

Highlights of the trek

  • Unravel the beauty of Tsum Valley with Manaslu
  • Experience a combination of the cultural and natural diversity of the region
  • Discover the ancient monasteries and Buddhist Shrines of the area including the Mu Gompa
  • Trek through one of the challenging pass, the Larkya La pass
  • Witness the wide display panorama of Mt. Manaslu, Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Ganesh Himal, and Larke Peak.

 

Popularly known as Hidden Valley, the Tsum valley trek is a newly opened trekking route and is located in northern Gorkha. The trek is gaining popularity for its unique and natural trekking trail together with the awe-inspiring Buddhist culture. During this trek, trekkers will get a chance to visit the sacred Milarepa's cave where the great Buddhist Guru Padmasambhava meditated. Along with this, you will also get a chance to visit Mu Gompa, Pungen Gompa, Birendra Tal and finally cross over the Larkya La to descend Bhimtang.

 

Get details on: Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek 

 

  1. Khayar Lake trek

  • Maximum elevation: 4770m
  • Starting Point: Pokhara
  • Number of Days: 11-16 Days
  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate
  • Best Season for the Trek: September-November and March-May

 

Highlights of the Trek

  • Enjoy splendid sunrise over Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna ranges from Poonhill
  • Hike to sacred Khayer Lake located at the bottom of Annapurna South
  • Enjoy panoramic sights of Annapurna massif
  • Experience the lifestyle and warm hospitality of the Magar and Gurung community
  • Trek through the diverse landscape of the Annapurna region

 

If you are looking for something new and adventurous, the Khayar lake trek is the ultimate trekking destination for you. The trekking trail is less crowded in comparison to the epic Annapurna base camp trek and is also a perfect alternative to the ABC trek. Elevating at an altitude of 4770m, the Khayar Lake offers captivating sights of the Annapurna South, Annapurna III, IV, Himculi, Machapuchre, and many more. As the trek follows the initial route of the ABC trek, you will traverse through the forests adorned by the blossoming rhododendron forests while the majestic Himalayas play hide and seek with you throughout the journey. The Khopra lake is a sacred site and is believed that any wish you make in the lake is fulfilled after praying at the lake.

 

Book now: Khayar Lake Trek 

 

 

  1. Mardi Himal Trek

  • Maximum elevation: 4550m
  • Starting Point: Pokhara
  • Number of Days: 11-16 Days
  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate
  • Best Season for the Trek: September-November and March-May

 

Highlights of the trek

  • Trek along the beautiful trail of the Annapurna Conservation area enjoying the scenic landscape and diverse flora and fauna.
  • Enjoy the mesmerizing sights of Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Hiuchuli, and neighboring peaks.
  • Get a peek into the rich natural and cultural diversity of the Annapurna region.
  • Enjoy the splendid views of sunrise and sunset over the Annapurna massif.
  • Explore the local ethnic culture, lifestyle of the region.

 

The hidden gem of Nepal, the Mardi Himal trek is another fascinating trekking destination in the Annapurna region after the Khayar lake trek. Located south of the famous ABC trek, the Mardi Himal trek is yet to be explored trekking destination of Nepal. The Mardi Himal trek is one of the shortest, easy treks that traverses through the rugged trekking trail adorned by pine, and rhododendron forest. Besides this, you will trek through the picturesque village of the region and finally summit the base camp of Mardi Himal. From the base camp, you can enjoy the unadulterated sights of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli.

 

Get full info on: Mardi Himal Trek 

 

  1. Everest three high passes trek

  • Maximum elevation: 5550m
  • Starting Point: Lukla
  • Number of Days: 20-24 Days
  • Trek Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Best Season for the Trek: September-November and March-May

 

Highlights of the trek

  • Strenuous adventurous trekking experience in Everest.
  • Summit and pass through three high passes namely the Kongma La (5,535m), Cho La (5,420m), and Renjo La (5,360m).
  • Enjoy the panoramic sights of majestic mountains including the Mt. Everest (8,848.86m), Makalu (8,463m), Cho Oyo (8,153m), Lhotse, etc.
  • Enjoy the short scenic flight to Lukla (2,800m)
  • Enjoy acclimatization in Namche and visit the traditional market
  • Trek through the Khumbu region and enjoy the serene beauty

 

The EBC trek alone offers a lifetime trekking experience and with the three high passes trek, the trek becomes even more adventurous and fascinating to the trekkers. During this trek, you will not only summit Everest base camp and Kalapathar but will also pass summit the three challenging passes, Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo La respectively. Along with this, you will enjoy the incredible sights of Everest, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Cho Oyo, Lhotse, Yala Peak, and the Khumbu glacier. Soak yourself in the beauty and cultural diversity of the region as you visit some of the local monasteries in the Tengboche and Dingboche.

 

Book your trip now: Everest Three High Pass Trek  

 

  1. Langtang Gosaikunda trek

  • Maximum elevation: 4,381m
  • Starting Point: Syabrubesi
  • Number of Days: 15-20 Days
  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate
  • Best Season for the Trek: September-November and March-May

 

Highlights of the Trek

  • Visit the local cheese factory amid the Himalayas in Kyanjin Gompa
  • Explore the Tamang and Tibetan culture and hospitality of the valley
  • Visit the holy lake, Gosaikunda together with Saraswati Kunda and Bhairav Kunda
  • Climb to Gosaikunda La pass (4610m)
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the valley together with glorious mountain views
  • Summit Kyanjin Ri or Tsergo Ri

 

The Gosainkunda lake trek can be added to your Langtang valley trek and during this trek, you will be able to visit the holy lake of the region, Gosainkunda. Every year thousands of pilgrims visit the site to take a dip into the lake and get blessings from Lord Shiva. The most exciting part of this trek is that the trek starts from Syabrubesi but ends in Sundarijal as you continue to trek from Gosainkunda pass via the Chisapani route. Explore the lake, lifestyle, and culture of the area as you enjoy the magnificent visuals of the Himalayas including Lantang Lirung and Ganesh Himal.

 

Visit: Langtang Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek  

 

 

  1. Upper Dolpo Trek

  • Maximum elevation: 5360m
  • Starting Point: Nepalgunj
  • Number of Days: 20-25 Days
  • Trek Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Best Season for the Trek: September-November and March-May

 

Highlights of the trek

  • Astonishing Shey Phoksundo Lake is known for its crystal clear water and turquoise shape.
  • Offers you a chance to experience the varied landscapes of the area and its hidden treasure.
  • An opportunity to understand and visit Buddhist holy places, and Shey Gompa to observe the unique Bon Buddhist culture.
  • Enjoy the views of high passes over 5000 meters including the Nagdalo La (5350m), Shey La (5010m), and Jeng La (5220m)
  • Meet locals, and visit monasteries and get a peek into the Bon Buddhist culture.
  • Explore the flora and fauna of the Shey Phoksundo National Park.

 

Dolpo is the remote part of Nepal located in between the Tibetan Plateau and the Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges. The trekking in the region is divided into Upper and Lower Dolpo region trekking. The major highlights of the trek include the Shey Phoksundo National park, Shey Phoksundo lake, and the unique Bon Buddhist culture.

 

Get full details on: Upper Dolpo Trek 

 

 

Conclusion:

Above mentioned treks are some of the popular treks of Nepal. So if you are willing to visit Nepal in 2021 contact us now and book your trip with us. We can prepare customized trips and best services to you during the stay.

 

 

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