Nepal, the country of Mt. Everest. The country of Gautam Buddha. The country of brave Gurkhas. The country with incredibly humble people and some mesmerizing places. Nepal was hit by a devastating earthquake of 7.8 Richter scale on 25th April 2015, which killed more than 9,000 people while destroying more than a million houses. It was one of the biggest natural devastations the world had ever seen and the misery was further piled after an after-shock of 6.9 Richter scale hit the nation again just 15 days after the initial shock. After a long struggle and dedication, the country known for its bravery and hard-work is trying to rebuild again. Nepal Tourism Year 2020 is an event targeted to attract people from all over the world to come and witness the progress the nation has made after the tragic events of 2015. Here, we have listed five of the best trekking routes to choose from if you are visiting Nepal in the near future.
The journey to Mardi Himal starts from the beautiful city of Pokhara and offers the view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna range, Manaslu, and Mt. Machhapuchhre on its way towards the destination. The route provides stunning views of mountains, hills, and forests and can be completed within 5-8 days. This trek offers much more than the natural beauty as the cultural insight into the community is a fascinating part too.
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In terms of the number of people, it is fair to say that Annapurna Base Camp is the most popular trekking destination in Nepal. As the name suggests itself, this trek is mostly about watching the Annapurna range up close through different directions. This trek can be completed within 7-11 days and provides the view of Annapurna along with Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli.
Gosaikunda is one of the holy lakes in Nepal, which carries a lot of religious importance while providing a pristine environment for trekkers to enjoy the beautiful route. Depending upon the time available to the climber, the destination can be reached from two routes with each having its own significance. This trek can be completed within 4-7 days depending upon the route you choose.
The journey for Langtang valley starts from Kathmandu but still attracts way few tourists then one can think of. This trek can be completed within 7-11 days and passes through the Langtang National Park. Its is one of the areas which was mostly affected by the 2015 earthquake and one can choose between staying in tea houses or tents.
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Annapurna Circuit is regarded as one of the best long-distance trekking routes in the world and crosses through the coveted Thorong La pass. The journey for this trek starts from Besisahar and the trek can be completed within 8-15 days. The journey provides exquisite views of the Annapurna range along with several other mountain ranges. This is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal and it passes through two of the most beautiful districts in Nepal, namely Manang and Mustang.