With its 8 highest mountains in the world, Nepal boasts diverse topography, climate, and biodiversity in relatively small scale of altitude fluctuations. On the basis of corresponding altitudes, you can find five climatic zones in Nepal. Via plain land, dense forest full with rhododendron, pine, junipers, several settlements inhabited by ethnic people, passing waterfalls, crossing rivers via suspension bridges, visiting temples, stupas, monasteries and Gompa, you shall have several wonderful times in Nepal to be astonished at. There are several travel, trekking, and best short treks in Nepal that are worth trying. Besides some of the classic treks to the Everest, Annapurna, and Manaslu region, there are some short treks from the Kathmandu valley, such as Chisapani to Nagarkot trek, Langtang trek, etc. that can be done within short span of time.
March to May, and September to November are considered the best times to travel in Nepal. The weather is fine in the high altitude and the low altitude regions are moderately warm during March to May. Similarly, the upper regions are pretty cold and the low altitude areas are fine to travel during September to November.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best places in Nepal that offer you the most outstanding natural beauty.
1. Everest Base Camp
Trekking to the Everest Base Camp is one of the most desired and destined adventure that offers you a lifetime experience under the roof of world’s highest peak. Nothing can beat the thrill and excitement of breathing from the bottom of the Everest. The view of Kalapatthar is one of the most captivating sight; it offers 360 degree panoramic views of Everest and other mountains during the sunrise. There are several packages that feature this trek, such as the Everest Base Camp trekking, Everest View Trek, Everest Luxury Lodge Trek, etc.
2. Poon Hill
Also known as the Photographer’s Paradise, Poon Hill offers you the most staggering beauty of mountains including the views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri. Especially, the sunrise view from the Poon Hill is the most admired experience; you shall be arrested by the beauty of such soaring mountains. This place is often featured in the Ghorepani Poonhill trekking.
3. Gosainkunda Lake
Located at an altitude of 4,360 m, Gosainkund Lake, is one of the most destined pilgrimage place in Nepal. This oligotrophic lake is enveloped by mountains, and remains frozen from October to June. Lots of Hindu religion followers visit Gosainkunda during August in the occasion of Janai Purnima to take holy bath. In the middle of the lake, there is a huge rock which is believed to be the remains of Shiva’s shrine.
4. Chitwan National park
Situated at the base of Himalayas, Chitwan National Park is the best place to witness rich biodiversity. There are several single-horned rhinoceros, Bengal Tiger, Gharial Crocodile, elephants, hornbills, etc. Enlisted by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, this park boasts 126 species of fishes, 544 species of birds, and 56 species of herpetofauna. You can explore the forests via Elepahant Safari, riding on an elephant.
5. Rara Lake
Also the largest lake in Nepal, the Rara Lake is located in the protected area of Rara National Park. The temperature is very pleasing during the summer season, while in winter, this area remains quite cold. From about 1074 flora species, about 16 are domestically endemic; also, there are 214 species of birds, and 51 species of mammals. Rara Lake is one of the most popular tourist attracting place in Nepal, and obviously, is one of the most beautiful places of the country.
6. Annapurna Region
Annapurna region is another classic destination for trekking in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp trek takes you through several small settlements inhabited by ethnic people giving you the perfect opportunity to explore the remote areas and expand your cultural knowledge. Within very short duration of time, you reach at the base of the world’s 10th highest peak. Mardi Himal Trek is another short trek that offers you the views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Mardi Himal, etc. from very close. You shall me making through dense forest, first, and then via the shrubs at high altitude.
7. Gokyo Valley
Situated at the western side of the Khumbu region, Gokyo Valley offers you the most exciting and seizing experience of sacred turquoise Gokyo lakes and numerous pastures. Usually, a Gokyo Valley trek includes trekking to the Everest base camp, however, you can have exclusive trek to the Gokyo Valley. Near the valley, there are two popular high passes: Cho La Pass and Renjo La Pass. Konar is a nearby village from Gokyo, you can have some remote experience there.
8. Manaslu region
Located at the western region of Nepal, Manaslu region boasts the world’s eight highest Peak, Mt. Makalu (8,163 m). It is less popular in comparison to any other classic treks of Nepal, however, it offers you the remote experience with rich cultural experience. Manaslu Circuit trek is a moderate level of trekking that requires you to have physically fit body that can tolerate long duration of walking for some days in a row. Tsum valley is another popular destination in the region, which has its own heritage, practices, language and lifestyle.
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