Mustang Tour by Jeep

UPPER MUSTANG OVERLAND ADVENTURE

‘an exciting jeep ride within scenic and picturesque country of Lo on Upper Mustang’

Introduction:

Upper Mustang Overland Adventure, an amazing ride on four wheels drives to reach at scenic and picturesque to Upper Mustang known as Lo country, blessed with awesome scenery of snow-capped mountains, eroded high cliffs and canyon of varied impressive colors which makes this area of Upper Mustang one of most photogenic place in and around Himalaya.

Upper Mustang situated Nepal Far North West Himalayan in between high massive Dhaulagiri and North West of Annapurna Himalaya range of mountains with Damodar and Bhirkuti peaks, the country around Upper Mustang actually known as Lo, which is an extension of Tibet vast South West plateau.

Upper Mustang overland adventure, where it is possible since the road been constructed since last few years, the area of Upper Mustang remained closed for outside visitors for many decades, now it is open since last twenty years back for travelers to see and immerse in its beautiful scenery and traditional villages enriched with colorful culture and old heritage.

Upper Mustang Overland Adventure makes you feel as you are in Tibet with similar dramatic unique windswept and arid landscapes including its traditional life and Buddhism religions similar to its neighbors across the border.

Upper Mustang also located on ancient Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route and Caravan Trail of Nepal and Tibet where road to Tibet and Karo-la pass a mere distance from Lo-Manthang, once a walled kingdom of Upper Mustang and of Lo country.

Upper Mustang was once a forbidden kingdom where it was ruled by Raja (King) of Mustang till last decades, before Nepal become a republic nation, where one can visit the walled kingdom of Lo-Manthang and the fort palace with tour of many monasteries of great interest.

Lo-Manthang the largest village almost a town / city with more than 150 houses with number of residential quarters for priest, monks and lamas, the houses closely packed with palace and monasteries situated on the bottom sections with vertical parts of L-shaped houses.

Beyond its walled village includes school, health post, police post and several important chhorten are located outside the walls to the north of the gate and east of monastic areas of this impressive village.

Lo Manthang, village is well-off and maintains strong sense of community where people call themselves as Lobas, people from Lo.

Upper Mustang Overland Adventure begins with swift short flight from beautiful touristic city of Pokhara, during air breathtaking panorama of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range on both side of the plane window.

After a short early flight from Pokhara landing at Jomsom, the headquarter town of whole Mustang district, where the airport and town located above the shelf of Kaligandaki River with time at Jomsom for refreshing breaks, before starting marvelous Upper Mustang Overland Adventure.

Riding on four wheel jeeps or land-rover, heading towards Kagbeni village, the door to Upper Mustang and beyond to Tibet border, where travelers requires special permission and extra fees to enter into Upper Mustang area.

Drive continues from this interesting Tibetan like village of Kagbeni, where ride leads into several interesting villages of Chele or Tsele, Geling, Tsarang (Charang) and then into the walled old kingdom at Lo-Manthang located at the height of 3,700 m.

To reach at Lo-Manthang, where drive leads above few high passes with Nyi- La above 3,950 m high with spectacular views of the country dramatic landscapes with snow-capped peaks of Mustang Himal, few trees exists like Poplars and willow trees within village areas includes well maintained farm fields of mustard, buckwheat and barley the staple crops of Mustang region.

While at Lo-Manthang enjoy a rest day to explore this exciting and mystical country visiting places of great interest like tour of monasteries of Namgyal Gompa, Champa Lakhang (God House), Red Thubchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the great Entrance Hall with special permission to visit into palace interior.

After a great enjoyable time at Lo-Manthang with its impressive culture, custom of Buddhism religion with simple traditional farm life, the drive back on the same route with few alternative changes to reach back at Jomsom for scenic short flight to scenic and beautiful Pokhara, renown and popular tourist destination.

Best Time to Travel Upper Mustang:

 To travel into Upper Mustang March to June with September to November are the best time and season for the ride and visit to Upper Mustang, depending upon your holiday duration for Nepal where one can travel in July and August as well if it is the only time you have.

As Upper Mustang lies in the rain shadow like Tibet where monsoon clouds and rains are blocked and obstructed by high chain of Himalayan mountains, that is why Upper Mustang and as well Tibet a dry and arid country with less precipitation from rain fall.

March to May most of the day is clear with dry and cool air and clear for mountains and its landscapes views, while late afternoon can be cloudy with less chances of rains and snow.

Monsoon time to July to mid September the country will be green due some moisture from monsoon clouds and with some light rains, September to November months most of the day clear for views and enjoyable drives.

Can be cold in the morning and night time with some chances of snow during end of October and November months, where most of the Upper Mustang people migrate to lower warm areas of Nepal and India to escape from freezing cold climate from end of November till late February months.

Routes to Upper Mustang:

Upper Mustang can be reached with drive straight from the capital Kathmandu with overnight stops in Pokhara city and Beni town then follow Kali-Gandaki River upstream through Tatopani village (a place with natural hot-spring), Ghasa (where Mustang area begins), Lete, Kalapani, Tuckuche, Marpha unto Jomsom and continue beyond to Upper Mustang.

Shortest way with short flight to Jomsom and back to Pokhara, or one can take a flight to Jomsom and further to Upper Mustang and then continue drive towards Pokhara via Tatopani village and Beni town, where drive leads within world deepest gorge of Kali-Gandaki River.

The deep gorge of Kaligandaki which is Ten Times deeper than Grand Canyon of USA, formed by the big drops of world highest Mt. Dhaulagiri the 7th highest and Mt. Annapurna I, the tenth highest in the world. The Kaligandaki River deepest gorge located near Lete and Ghasa village sandwiched between the high mountains.

Culture and People of Upper Mustang:

 The people of Upper Mustang interwoven with strong Tibetan Buddhism religion and culture, been on strong trade with Tibet where all salt and wool trade took place within Kali Gandaki, and unto Lo-Manthang and this brought a substantial amount of economy to this great village town.

Former Mustang raja’s palace stands an imposing 4 story building in the hub of the large village like a medieval period city. It was home of former Raja (king), Jigme Parbal Bista, and the Rani (queen), from the noble family of Lhasa and Shigatse in Tibet.

Upper Mustang area highly spiritual  which you can witness around the village and its monasteries on route and as well at Lo-Manthang within Namgyal Gompa, Champa Lakhang (God House), Red Thubchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the great Entrance Hall with special permission to visit palace interior.

The 7 Best Climbing Peaks in Nepal Trek

The Seven Best Climbing Peaks in Nepal

Nepal is a home to many majestic and mind blowing Himalayan beauties including highest mountain ranges, short peaks and climbing peaks. Climbing peaks are the peaks having elevation less than 7000 m from the sea level. Anyone who is physically well and might not have taken special training and equipment can also conquer such peaks.
As the saying goes by, “We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us”. The monotonous hectic city life can be too much to handle sometimes. In this matter what can be better than a trek to the best climbing peaks straight into the majestic Himalayas. The seven peaks mentioned below are the best of the best climbing peaks to be included in one’s bucket list.

Here are the top listed peak to climb the summit while you are on Nepal Trek.

#1: Island Peak

One of the most preferred trekking peaks by most climbers, Island Peak features a beautiful journey to the Solu Khumbu and Everest region. Also known by the name Imja Tse, it offers an eye-captivating view of many Himalayan peaks including Mt. Makalu and many more.

Climb Island Peak in Everest Trek Island Peak Climbing Mountain in Everest Trek

Climbers will be greeted with some of the highest mountains in the world including tallest of all Mt. Everest, not to mention the nearby 8000ers like Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and Mt. Makalu. Thus, this slightly technical yet exciting climb can be a journey worth a lifetime.

Highlights of Island Peak Trip:

  • One of most popular and beautiful climbing peak in Nepal is perfect to Himalayan mountaineering.
  • Surreal view of top highest mountain peaks, glaciers and the glacial lakes.
  • With 99 percent success rate to get summit.
  • Is one of combine journey, the Everest Base Camp Trek.
  • Experience the nature beauties, Himalayan Sherpa culture and remote lands.

Trip Fact
Difficulty: Challenging
Highest altitude: 6189m
Climbing days: 1-2 days
Best time: April-May and October-November
Location: Solukhumbu

#2: Mera Peak

Popularly known as Nepal’s highest trekking peak, Mera is an ideal choice for the climbers who want an introduction to mountaineering. Having relatively non-steep slope it is one of the easiest to conquer even after being the highest peak. Mera is a collection of three summits

Mera Peak Summit view from Mera Base Camp Mera Peak summit from Mera Lodge

Mera North, Mera South and Mera central. Located south east to the Island Peak, it is comparatively easier to climb in spite of its elevation and access. The journey to the peak passes through lush rhododendron forests and mystic Himalayan villages making it a beautiful climb to be remembered forever.

Highlights of Mera Peak

  • Experience the highest trekking peak climbing.
  • Surreal view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Tso Oyu, MT. Makalu and other snowy peaks with deep rocky landscape.
  • Wilderness trek experiences to mera la pass and Tangnag-hinku valley from Lukla.

Trip Fact
Difficulty: Challenging
Highest altitude: 6476m
Climbing days: 3 days
Best time: April-May and October-November
Location: Makalu Barun National Park

#3: Lobuje Peak

A little more challenging than its neighbor peaks, Lobuje is an exciting and adventurous climb for the people who love to explore the Himalayas. Lobuje peak consists of two separate peaks namely Lobuje east and Lobuje west. The Lobuje West is technically hard to approach for the beginners.

On the other hand, Lobuche East Peak features incredible, surreal views of the surrounding Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse and Pumori. On the way to Lobuche base camp,we get to catch a glimpse of the famous view point Kala Patthar (5,545 m) and Everest base camp (5,363).

Highlights of Lobuje Peak Trip

  • The great high altitudes climbing peak in Khumbu.
  • Arial views of the Khumbu Himalayas.
  • Great alpine climbing experience.

Trip Fact
Difficulty: Adventurous
Highest altitude: 6119m
Climbing days: 3 days
Best time: Mid March to May and October to Mid December
Location: Solukhumbu

#4: Chulu East Peak

A demanding and famous climbing peak in the Annapurna region, Chulu also consists of two separate peaks like the Lobuje peak, namely Chulu East and Chulu West. Both the summits require separate permits to be accessed. Chulu East is a bit more technical and challenging climbs and is recommended for the trekkers with prior experience and excellent physical fitness.

Chulu East Peak Annapurna Chulu East Mountain view from Manang

But the ultimate pleasure of the majestic and panoramic views of the entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range along with the close encounter of Tibet and China at the North makes it worth the struggle. Thus, the Chulu East can be the ultimate climb for those who loves to explore hard-earned success.

Highlights of Chulu East Peak

  • One of the popular climbing peaks in Annapurna circuit trek route.
  • Stunning view of Mt. Annapurna rang, Manang, Nar Phu Valley and Mt. Himlung.
  • Experience the natural beauties, culture and mountaineering knowledge.
  • Trekking in Nepal’s best hiking trail.

Trip Fact
Difficulty: Demanding
Highest altitude: 6419m
Climbing days: 6 days
Best time: March-April and October-November
Location: Annapurna region

#5: Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli)

Ranking third in the Nepalese trekking Peaks, Tent Peak locally popular as the Tharpu chuli is the most climbed peak of the Annapurna region. Having comparatively lower altitude and ease of access, it is the best suited trek for those who want to step up from trekking into amateur mountaineering. The major attraction of this climb is the impressive and close up views of the Annapurna along with other such majestic scenery from the top of the summit.

Tent Peak Climbing Base Camp Tent Peak Climbing Base Camp near Annapurna Sanctuary

Highlights of Tharpu Chuli Peak

  • One of the royalty free climbing peaks in Nepal located in the Annapurna Sanctuary.
  • Surreal view of Mt. Annapurna, Glacier, rocky and snowy Himalayan peaks.
  • Trekking and climbing experience through the Nepal’s best trek route.

Trip Fact
Difficulty: Demanding
Highest altitude: 5663m
Climbing days: 3 days
Best time: March-June and September-December
Location: Annapurna region

#6: Naya kanga Peak

Locally known as Ganja La Chuli, it is the nearest peak from the Kathmandu Valley situated in the Langtang region and is also a very popular peak for climbing. The journey starts with dense forests of rhododendron, oak and slowly leading to a much rockier and marshy land.

Naya Kanga Peak climbign in Langtang Trekking Route to Naya Kanga Climbing peak in Langtang

As this region is mostly known for the natural beauty consisting of peaks, glaciers, waterfalls and lush vegetation, the trail of Naya Kanga becomes a beautiful And amazing experience for the climbers. With awesome hospitality and the great chance of viewing the mountains, this peak proves its worth.

Highlights of Naya Kanga Peak

  • One of the best and popular and less crowd climbing peaks in Langtnag Trek.
  • Arial views of Langtang Lerung, Langtang valley and other snowy peaks of the trek.
  • Experience the Indo Tibeto Tamang Culture, natural forest hike and the wildlife such as Red Panda.

Trip Fact
Difficulty: Challenging
Highest altitude: 5844m
Trekking Days: 14 days
Best time: Autumn and Spring
Location: Langtang region

#7: Larkya Peak

Situated in the western part of Nepal in the Gorkha district, Larkya Peak is one of least climbed in Nepal’s trekking peaks. As the region has very few trekkers and climbers which makes visit more exciting, thrilling and adventurous. The Larkya peak provides an impressive combination of religious heritages, majestic natural beauty and cultural diversity.

Best climbing peak in Nepal Larkya Peak

There are two peaks with the name Larkya which are Sano and Thulo Larkya. Climbing Thulo Larkya can be described as a long walk and climb compared to the Sano Larkya. All in all Larkya Peak can give climbers a lifetime memory of trek and climb with amazing experience of viewing magnificent mountains in the western Nepal remote land.

Highlights of Larkya Peak in Manaslu Trek

  • One of the remote and wildest climbing routes of Nepal in Manaslu circuit Trek.
  • Close view of Mt. Manaslu, glacial lakes, and other snowy peaks from the top.
  • Experience the high altitude climb, natural beauties and the Buddhist culture on the manaslu trek.

Trip Fact
Difficulty: Adventurous
Highest altitude: 6249m
Trekking Days: 18-20 days
Best time: Autumn and spring
Location: Gorkha

Those climbing peaks are popularized by the ranging of altitude and the climbing permits royalty. Although, Nepal has more than 7000 mountain peaks for climbing and many of them are still virgin. So, if you are keen to climb unnamed and virgin peak in the remote area you may get royalty free. Please consult with your operator either with us for all the detail information, climbing rules and the preparation for your climb adventure in Nepal. We are an experience travel entrepreneur always keen to help you always.

The 7 Best Treks in Annapurna

The 7 best treks in Annapurna

Annapurna Region can be described as the home to world class treks every trekker would want to experience. The Annapurna trek routes, lying on the north-central Nepal , the massif of Himalayas comprises of one peak over 8,000 meters (26,247 ft), thirteen peaks over 7,000 meters (22,966 ft), and sixteen more over 6,000 meters (19,685 ft). The massif is 55 kilometres (34 mi) long, and bounded by the Kali Gandaki Gorge on the west, the Marshyangdi River spanning on the north and east, and by Pokhara valley on the south. At the western end, the massif encloses a high basin called the Annapurna Sanctuary. The entire surrounding area of the Annapurna region is protected within the first and the largest conservation area of Nepal, Annapurna Conservation Area, a land of amazing mountains-capes and lively villages. Mostly known as the trekking region, this conservation area provides trekkers with a wide range of spectacular views, rich culture and heart-warming hospitality. So here we provide the seven world class treks in this region which can be a lifetime experience for daring adventurers. The list below contains the details of the seven top treks within the Annapurna Conservation Area.

Treks Overview

Going on an adventure is as good as lying on your bed if the destination fails to entice you. Every trekker would want to experience a journey full of challenges, thrill and awe-inspiring memories to be remembered for a lifetime. Annapurna region can be the ultimate choice for wild wanderers to experience such a raw and rigorous journey worth to be reminisced about.

#1 Annapurna Circuit

Annapurna Circuit Trek is a rather controversial as well as an exciting experience one can have on a trip. The trek winds through the world’s tallest mountain, diverse climatic zones ranging from tropical to freezing alpine peaks. Although the trek might have lost a bit of character mainly due to the constructed roads, reducing it to minimum of 12 days.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Thorong La Pass in the clear day

It still is the most preferred trek region .The Annapurna Circuit trek is like a surprise package which gets better in every step for the people who prefer to wander in the wild. The trek truly embodies a fun adventure while crossing the great Thorong La Pass.

Facts about Annapurna:

Location: Central Nepal

Difficulty:Challenging

Trek length: generally 16-20 days

Accommodation: Tea-house

Highest point of trek: Thorong La Pass (5416 m)

Preferred time of trek: September -December and March – May

Start/ End: Besisahar- Bhirethati

Getting to trail-head: Flight from kathmandu to Pokhara followed by a 2-3 hour drive

Itinerary for Annapurna Circuit:

Besisahar-khudi- Bahundanda-Jagat-Dharapani-Chame-Upper/lower Pisang-Manang-Letter-Thorung Phedi-Muktinath crossing the Thorung La route-Marpha-Lete-Tatopani-Ghorepani-Birethanti

#2 Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang trek passes through one of the driest regions of Nepal and is best known for the desert beauty, harsh and raw cliff-faced landscapes making it distinct to almost all other treks. The ultimate path to the mysteriously amazing world of the old Buddhist Kingdom of Mustang-Lo makes the upper mustang trek a culturally captivating trek. With its rich and complex history, tanned red cliffs and never ending variety of hills of Mustang will take anyone to a heart captivating experience into the middle of wilderness.

Village in Upper Mustang Trek Ghami village in Mustang and Mountain

Facts about Upper Mustang Location: Northern Nepal

Difficulty: Moderate

Trek length: 12-15 days

Trek-type: Tea-house

Highest point of trek: Lo Manthang

Preferred time to trek: March to early November

Start/Finish: Jomsom/ Jomsom

Getting to trail-head: Flight from kathmandu to Pokhara followed by a 2-3 hour drive

 Itinerary for Mustang Trek:

Jomsom-kagbeni-Chele-Syangboche-Ghami-Charang-Lo-Manthang-Dhamkar-descend to Syangboche-Chhuksang-Jomsom

#3 Tilicho Lake Trek

With the location in the isolated area of Annapurna region, the trek to the world’s highest lake is one of the most scenic and challenging treks to be experienced. The best part of this trek is the astonishing glimpse of Nilgiri and Himchuli, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre , Annapurna , beautiful landscapes and valleys. The green dense forests, historic sacred temples, monasteries, artistic waterfalls, lakes and the wilderness add beauty to this adventurous trek.

Facts about Tilicho Lake Location: Manang 

Annapurna Difficulty: Adventurous

Trek length: 12-18 days

Trek-type: Tea-house

Highest point of trek: Thorong La(5416 m)

Preferred time to trek: Spring and Autumn Season

Start/Finish: Chame/ Besisahar

 Getting to trail-head: Flight from kathmandu to Pokhara followed by a 2-3 hour drive

 Itinerary for Tilicho Lake Trek:

Chame-Upper Pisang- Manang Village/GangaPurna Lake-Siri kharka-Tilicho Base Camp-back to Siri Kharka-Back to Manang Village- Besisahar

#4 Nar Phu Valley Trek

The Nar Phu Valley trek is one of the rawest, exotic and yet to be explored trekking regions which provides a true feeling of wilderness and an extraordinary experience to explore unspoiled valleys. It includes the wonderful Himalayan nature along with the ancient Buddhist culture.Since it has been opened for tourism only since 2003 , the valley has remained undiscovered for centuries and turns out to be a hidden gem for trekkers offering them an opportunity to feel like travelling back to mesmerizing stone villages beneath snow covered Annapurnas.

Facts about Nar Phu Valley

Location: North of Annapurna Circuit

Difficulty: Challenging

Trek length: 16-18 days

Trek-type: Rustic Lodges

Highest point of trek: Kang La pass(5240m)

Preferred time to trek: Spring and Autumn Season

Start/Finish: Koto/Pisang

 Getting to trail-head: a day long drive from kathmandu to besisahar and ahead to Koto

 Itinerary for Narphu Valley Trek:

 Koto-Meta-Phu-Nar Phedi-Nar Village-Ngawal via Kang la Pass-Pisang

#5 Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna base camp is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal. This trek consists of diverse terrain, culture and wilderness with the most spectacular view of Annapurna range, Machapuchare and Dhaulagiri.A wonderful walk through rich natural paths to experience a magical sunrise through Annapurna base camp is the highlight to this trek.The Annapurna Base Camp is a high glacial basin lying 40 Km directly north of Pokhara, Nepal. The oval-shaped plateau sits at an altitude of over 4100 meters above sea level. The Annapurna Sanctuary is surrounded by a ring of mountains, the Annapurna range, most of which are over 7000 m above sea level.

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek                                                     Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Facts about Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)

Location: western Nepal

Difficulty: Moderate

Trek length: 6 to 8 days

Accommodation: Guest houses

 Preference time of trek: February, March, April (pre-monsoon) and October, November, December (post monsoon)

 Start/finish: nayapul/ Kyumi

Highest point: 4130m

Getting to trailhead: Flight from Kathmandu to pokhara a followed by 2-3 hour drive

Itinerary for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek:

Nyapul-Syauli-Ghandruk-Sinuwa-Deurali-MBC-ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) Dovan-Bamboo-Jhinu-Kyumi-Pokhara

#6 Mardi Himal Trek

The Annapurna trekking region has a beautiful peak called Mardi Himal that stands 5,587 meters above sea level. And this trekking adventure takes you to the base camp of this beautiful mountain to be at the elevation of 4,500 meters above sea level. The Mardi Himal trek offers its own unique experience. This trek consists of a diverse landscape consisting of dense forest, lush green valleys, rich flora and fauna, rivers and giant mountains. While being a moderately difficult trek it has such majestic views of the perplexing Himalayas and nature making it worth a walk.

Facts about Mardi Himal Trek

Location: western Nepal

Difficulty: Moderately difficult

Trek length: 5-7 days

Accommodation: Tea houses

Highest point: 4500m

Preferred time to trek: Mid-September to early December and February to April

Start/Finish: Pokhara/Pokhara

Getting to trail-head: Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive to kande

Itinerary for Mardi Himal Trek:

Pokhara-Australian  camp-Pothana deurali-Forest camp-Low camp-Mardi Himal base camp-Badal dada-sliding-Pokhara

#7 Poon hill trek

The Poon hill trek is one of the easiest treks in Annapurna sanctuary. It is located 270 km west from Kathmandu. The poon hill view point is on the way to Annapurna sanctuary which lies in the centre of Annapurna conservation area. You will follow the ancient trails that connect local communities, pass through blooming rhododendrons, forest, rice fields and can enjoy the view of snow-covered mountains.The Poon Hill Trek will definitely make the trekkers enjoy every bit of the journey.

Facts about poon hill trek

Location: Western Nepal

Difficulty: Easy

Trek length: 4-5 days

Accommodation: Guest houses

Highest point: 3210m

Preferred time: March to May and September to November

Start/finish: Nayapul/Nayapul

Getting to trail-head: Kathmandu to pokhara in flight then two hours ride to nayapul

Itinerary to Poon hill trek:

Nayapul-Hile-Ghorepani – sunrise  at  poonhill-Ghandruk – Nayapul-Pokhara

Conclusion of the Annapurna Treks

However, Annapurna region is one of supreme trek destination for people who have passion for hike, culture and admiring the fascinating nature wonders. Even, there are so many things to do while you are on the trek. Much more side hiking places, Ice-lakes, glaciers, hill-top and view point and you can explore the unexplored places such a Lubra Monastery, Shyang Village, Nache Village, Titi-Lake, Kunjo village those are empire soul  and hidden gems of Annapurna Ring. The natural hot spring, World deepest gorge and Rupse water fall and the sunrise view from Poon hill is most not do things in the whole Annapurna around. If you like to know even hand-picked trip plan, updated information and other services for this trek do not hesitate to contact us. Our local expert awaiting for your reply.

10 Best Treks Activities in Nepal 2022-2023

10 best Nepal treks and adventure activities for 2022-2023

A trek of Nepal will entice you with breathtaking mountains, pure natural remote lands and villages and friendly Nepali people. The capital city of Kathmandu is home of a living goddess and an open museum of arts, city of wood carving and the legendary of historical palaces. Where the Buddhist and Hindu culture rests peacefully.
Multisport adventure tours will give you the chance to trek, bike, wildlife safari, mountain climb, yoga and sunrise Himalaya tours your way through the striking countryside.

The Nepalese cuisine is deserve and unique, and some of tours focus exclusively on the taste of Nepal. In the idyllic regions around Namche Bazaar and Manang – Samagoan, relaxing lake side in Pohara and Chitwan Safari Parks will put your mind at ease and offer amazing snorkeling through vibrant sunrise hills like Nagarkot, Sarangkot and Kakani. The historical street ‘Freek Street, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan City and , Buddhist temple of Kathmandu Boudhanath and the Everest Base Camp –Kalapatthar are Nepal footprint Staff favorites.

Best treks in Nepal for 2022 Manaslu Larkya La Pass

In the hearth of south East Asia, Nepal is home to top Himalayas, distinct cultures and unique opportunities to get to know the Himalayan traditions, flavors and customs by exploring sites such as Mount Everest, Chitwan National Park, Lumbini, Kathmandu heritage city and the mystical hidden valleys of rural Himalayas heritage.

Lets travel to Nepal not only for tours but also there are many adventure treks including Annapurna Circuit and Mt. Kanchenjunga either Upper Dolpo ‘little Tibet of Nepal’ for your suite.

Here are the top 10 Best treks of Nepal for 2021 and 2022 which is recommended for every Nepal adventures.

Everest Base Camp Trek and Yoga
Mount Everest is always top destination for the trekkers to reach the Everest Base Camp on foot from Lukla after the Kathmandu to Lukla flight. You can combine the Himalayan yoga course in the EBC hike inducing Kalapatthar View point and Namche Bazaar. This 16 days adventure trip is must do trip in Nepal in 2022.

Annapurna Circuit and Kathmandu Tour
Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of classic circle trek along the famous throng la lass, Now a days Annapurna trek can be compress from 9 to 21 days including Poon Hill and Jomsom Muktinath in Mustang. Annapurna Circuit hike is trekkers choice adventure in Nepal for all level and age adventures. The Annapurna trek begin from the tour of Kathmandu city.

Manaslu Trek and Nepali Food
Manaslu Trek is under go trekking that represent an wilderness and offbeat hike in the remote in Nepal on the lap of Mt. Manaslu. This trek is opened from 1992 for the trekkers with Nepal government special permit. Now a days trekkers can go this trek simply the best with Special permit and a guide and MCAP and ACAP entry ticket. Manaslu Round trek is popular for delicious Nepali meal Dal Bhat and Organic local meals. The Mt. Manaslu circuit trek can compress from 13 to 18 days from Kathmandu.

Langtang Helambu Culture Hike
Langtang Helambu trek is one of Nepal’s popular trekking destination, that display ingenious Tamang community culture and breathtaking scenery of Himalayas, Ice lakes and Holy lakes on the Himalayas.

Gokyo Chola Pass and Namche Bazaar
Gokyo Cho-La pass trek is most challenging hikes in Everest area that reach to best view point of Gokyo Ri via Namche Bazaar. Because of scenic view of Mt. Everest and Gokyo Lake with glacial valley, Panoramic view of Khumbu Himalayas including four 8000 meter mountains: Mt. Tso Oyu, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Manaku is the only view point that you never have in other treks of Nepal.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp
Mt. Kanchanjunga trek is one of remote and wildest trek in Nepal that lead up to Kanchenjunga Base Camp. The trek is one of mixing adventure from the low altitude to high altitude traverse and the less tourist trek in Nepal.

Upper Mustang and Fewa Lake
Upper mustang is Nepal’s forbidden kingdom and mysterious land in the Himalayan rain shadow. Trek or cycling or Jeep tour to Kingdom of Mustang, still you need very special and expensive trek permits from the Government of Nepal through registered trek agency with guide. Probably Upper mustang is one of most expensive entry place for trekkers. But, the expensive permit it worth when you visit the ancient Buddhist temples, and dramatic landscapes that make every trekkers so crazy. Pokhara is another prime place for tourist where tourist can hangover and relaxing around the Fewa lake side, Pagarliding from Sarangkot hill top and hiking to Peace stuppa for the scenic Himalayan beauty.

Kathmandu Valley trek and Limbini
Kathmandu valley is huge crowded city of Nepal Capital, You can trek around the green hills of Kathmandu from Kakani hill to Dhulikhel via Famous sunrise point Nagarkot. The trek goes through the Shivapuri National Park, where the leopard cross in the city sometime. Kathmandu trekking is one of best for short time tourist and beginners to see the panoramic view of Kathmandu city and Mountain. You can combine this trek with famous Historical place of Lord Buddha Birth place Lumbini by talking a domestic flight either an land transport. This trip another popular trips for Nepal visitors.

Mardi Himal and Chitwan Safari
Mardi Himal Trek is Newly identify but so much popular short trek in Nepal in the corner of Mt. Annapurna. The trek is known as Machhepuchre and fishtail trek as well. The trek can be done with in 5 to 7 days from Pokhara and you can connect to Asia’s primer Safari in Chitwan National Park. Where you can see one horn rhinos and royal banal tigers on dens forest by jeep safari. Nepal Footprint stop Elephant safari since 2015. But you can visit elephant breeding center and crocodile farm.

Everest trek and Island Peak Climb
Nepal is not only popular for trekking but also for mountain climbing adventure as well. You can have both of experience while you are in Nepal. Hiking and climbing activity is another most popular trips for 2022 in Nepal. You can trek up to Everest Base Camp and get experience of 6000 meter mountain climb with all inclusive package. That can be extra things to do in Nepal for visitors.

Plan How to go Everest Base Camp Trek

How to plan and go Everest Base Camp Trek in 2021 and 22, the ultimate guide for travelers, trek route, cost, accommodation, packing list and wonders of Everest Trek

Trekking to Everest base camp is a heart beating and joyful adventure journey for everyone in the lifetime. The (121 kilometre or 80 miles long trek to and from Lukla) trek through the harmonies Sherpa villages, tranquil riverbanks, spin the prayer wheels in the Buddhist monastery and the scenic view of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, a story about yeti and yaks, and more. The trek becomes awesome and it ranked top 4th trek in the world by lonely planet 2020 edition.

It is always the questions for everyone on how to plan and prepare for Everest Base Camp trek from home and how to reach safely there and return back? Not only that but also there are lots of much better things we can consider for Mount Everest Trek. The trekking plan, choosing the trekking route to Everest base camp, best season, ideal packing list for the Everest trek and logistic support, food, accommodation, trek safety, and the sickness of high altitude is always very important for a successful trek to Everest.

Classic and alternative trek routes to Everest Base Camp

The classic and popular travel routes to Everest Base Camp begin from flight to Lukla to Namche Bazaar, Tyangboche Monastery, Dingboche to Lobuche, and Everest Base Camp with the Kalapatthar viewpoint. Return via Phariche that takes about 12 days trek +3 days before and after the trek in Kathmandu. Who likes to visit only Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar they chose this classic route which was followed by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary to get the summit of Mt. Everest. Among the travelers, this route is most popular these days.

Although, there are some alternative trekking routes to connect the Everest Base Camp, which required more days trek. The route is picturesque, more adventures, and joyful.  You can reach to EBC by crossing three high passes in the Everest reason. The trek covers most of the highlight in the Khumbu region and offers the pristine view of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Mt. Tso Oyu, and other snowy peaks of Khumbu Valley. While in trekking, you will learn the Buddhist culture by visiting some of the famous Buddhist Monastery and ruins the prayer flags on the passes, to know the story of Sherpas and thin air mountain ecology. The three passes (Chola Pass – 5400 meters, Kongmala Pass – 5171 meters, and Renjo La pass – 5360 meters) trek goes through Gokyo Lake and Island Peak Base Camp and Thame Village. Hiking to Gokyo Ri is one of the best movements to see the Everest Panoramic view. For this trek, you need at least 20 to 22 days from Kathmandu.

If you are a classic trekker and have less time for the trek to Everest Base Camp, the Chola Pass trekking is perfect mixing for you. You need 16 to 18 days for Gokyo Chola Pass trek to EBC and return via Tyangboche Monastery to Lukla.  In the trek, you will have three different views of Mt. Everest which is simply the best.  Gokyo Ri is a great viewpoint to see the Mt. Everest and more mountain view including the Torques lakes view.  Have adventure experience while you are crossing the Cho La pass and the most scenic view of Mt. Everest you can see from Kalapatther with the hiking trip to Everest Base Camp.

Ride Helicopter from Everest Base Camp

Some trekkers walk all the way up to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar for a better view and avoid trek down to Lukla. They choose alternative options for return Kathmandu which is Helicopter. There are a number of helicopter charter flight services to Kathmandu by paying extra costs. If you want to have high altitude chopper flight that can be worth it and it is an amazing mountain flight to see the nearest view of Himalayas.

Best time for Everest Trek

Geographically, Nepal has four distinct seasons, spring, summer, autumn, and winter. February to May months are pre-monsoon and from September to December, post-monsoon, those months are the best time for trekking to Everest Base Camp. But, the trekking season offers its own excitement and atmosphere for trekkers, if you want to trek to Everest Base Camp in winter that will be a personal achievement and you will have to revise your packing list and consider the cold temperature.

Standard Cost of Mt. Everest Trekking

There are many reasons and facts about the cost for Everest Base Camp Trek when we check out on the internet, we find so many different costs for a similar trek to Everest.  It’s very depending on their service, trek duration, accommodation option, and guiding option. Some of the agency they offer international and native-speaking guides and extra services on the trek. They cost you more and some of them offer only guiding service and logistic services that cost less. Overall, the standard cost for a trek to Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu for 16 Days 1350 US$ per person. This cost generally including hotel, logistic flight, guide, trek permit, and local catering services are included for you. If you consider the cost for the trek there will be different options, you can talk directly with your agent for in detail. Anyway, this cost is included a 3 or 4-night standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast, and all the logistics and transfer ar include.

Trekking permit and an entry ticket for Everest Base Camp Trek

TIMS and Sagarmatha National Park entry tickets are required for Everest Trek.  That cost 20 and 30 US$ per entry per person. A Khumbu Area (Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipalities) tax also required for this trek. You can get this ticket by paying 18 US$ (2000 Nepalese rupees ) in Lukla.

Himalayan Wonders during Everest Base Camp Trek

Mount Everest itself a Himalayan wonder for the wanderer. Although in the EBC hiking route, there are many more highlights and impressions for you. Some of the wonders of Everest Trek I have mentioned below.

Mt. Everest: The roof of the world and the tallest snowy summit in the earth.

Sherpa Villages – The highland settlement for the Himalayan people who are known as Sherpa People.

Hillary Bridge – The suspension bridge in the route of Everest Base Camp Trek between Lukla to Namche, to crossing the Dudhkoshi river which is contributed by Sir Edmund Hillary.

Tyangboche Monastery – Highest elevated and the grand Buddhist Temple in Tyangboche at 3800-meter elevation. Where people can capture the best Sunset view of Mt. Everest and Mt. Ama Dablam with Mt. Lhotse with the Khumbu valley.

Nangakrasthang Peak 4980m: The peak stand above the Dingboche village. Where you can observe the best view of Khumbu valley and Snowy Himalayas peaks with Glacial Valley.

Kala Patthar – Is the top hill to see the best and nearest view of Mt. Everest, Khumbu Ice-fall, and Glacier with Snowy peaks.

Khumbu Ice-fall and Glacier: Everest expedition beginning point and the danger zone for climbing to Mt. Everest. People say its death zone for the climber.

Everest View Syangboche – Everest view is a luxury star Hotel Name above 3800 meters to see the Best view of Mt. Everest and Himalayas.

Imja Valley: Over melted glacier valley from Imj-Tse Lake. A glacier lake below the Island Peak is expanding every day due to global warming.

Yeti Head in Khumjung Village – One of the most highlights of the Khumbu region. Local Sherpa still believes in Yeti. Legend says, they found yeti and still viewable Yeti head which is safe in Khumjung Monastery.

Tibetan Butter Tea – One of the favorites and popular hot drinks of the Sherpa community. It is a tea made by salt, butter, hot water, and Tibetan tea. The best hot drink offered everywhere locally.

Sherpa Potato Bread – delicious bread made by fresh potatoes, mixing with local herbs and garlic, eat with salty yogurt.

Lavazza Coffee at 5000 meter – New trending hot drinks you will get everywhere in the Everest Base Camp Trek route. That can be an amazing movement to drink an organic beans Latte in 5000 meters.

German Bakery – You can test delicious German bakery en route which is almost locally made by people.

Sagarmatha National Park – Mt. Everest located inside the Sagarmatha National Park. Is one of the Nature UNESCO sites. While you are on Everest trek you travel Natural wonder and Himalayan wonders.

Sherpa Museum in Namche Bazaar – Probably the crowded and largest Sherpa population village in the world, who are extremely famous for the Himalayas and climb for Everest. The museum offers a total life story of mountain people and the story of Himalayan climbing and Expedition.

The best guide for Everest Base Camp Trek

Everyone claiming they are best and provides the best and experienced guide for Everest Base Camp Trek. You can get in touch with your guide before the trek in Kathmandu, that is much better. You have an idea about your Everest Trek guide and his speaking ability, general bits of knowledge, and his experience about the trek. The guide has a big role to complete a successful Everest Base Camp trek always. So, after arriving in Kathmandu, you can talk with your agent about the guide and have some discussion about the EBC trek.

Accommodation and food in Everest Trek

From 1965, the trek organized through camping and supported by many more crew members which were more expensive. Time and generation are going to change everywhere. Nowadays, an Everest Base Camp Trek you can join easily tea-house (Lodge to lodge) stay. There are plenty of standard and comfort lodges established by Everest climbers and their families. Offer simple service and minimum facilities in the standard. Clean beads, private rooms, hot shower, clean bathroom, and fresh cooked delicious meal offer by locally train cooks. Even, they suggest something special and suitable meals for high altitude. You can order varieties of western standard food from the many which are ever more tasty and delicious then home.

Altitude Sickness Risk (ASR) in Everest Trek

The Khumbu valley located in the route of Everest Base Camp trek is one of the highest altitude level journeys in the world. The trek route approached 5545 meters above the sea level. Basically, starting at 1300 at Kathmandu Airport and approaching a high point at 5545m. Kalapatthar, the entire trek arises in the two altitude regions.   Above 3000m, there can be some symptoms of high altitude while you are in Namche bazaar and above. There is no concern about how to fit you are either strong or physically good. Anyone and anywhere can get these symptoms while you are on Everest Trek.  Although, if you are doing daily physical exercises, some of the low altitude hiking, using standard gears, controlling the food balance, and lots of liquids drinks (non-alcoholic), that helps lots to avoid Altitude sickness while you are in high altitude area. There are lots of cool things you can do for prevention AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), the best practice is descending down and down.

Packing List for Everest Base Camp Trek

Different people suggested different packing lists for Everest Base Camp Trek. Which makes sometimes so much confusion for trekkers. The important things are very dependent on you. Water bottles and purifying tablets or water filters most not forget. Some people hike to EBC with their single layer as well and they finished the trek within 7 to 8 days. That might more risk for life and can be dangerous for you.  If you use general winter clothing and a good ankles support walking shoes, you can complete the trek. Prepare for 2 weeks few pears regular winter clothes sets, good sunglasses, a flashlight, some bathroom kits and hiking pole (Very recommended), some of the juicy candy, a good photography set, and a warm sleeping bag with liner can be very useful.  If you don’t have a sleeping bag the Everest trek company offer you from Kathmandu by paying a daily cost. Basic medicine (the company will provide) from home and a down jacket with some fleece gloves, raincoat for rain and small day rucksack with a duffel bag (Provide by Trekking Operator) is enough for a successful trek to Everest Base Camp. Please note, flight to Lukla there is a weight limit, and only 15kg per person allowed if your pack is overweight for flight to Lukla, you may need to leave your baggage in Kathmandu.

Communication during the Everest Base Camp Trek

Mobiles, local V-sat telephones, and internet WIFI service are available oh this trek from Lukla to Kalapatthar. You can connect WI-FI service by paying per hour service either by recharging a WIFI dard. If you bought Ncell and NTC sim card you can load the data for Wifi connection which is much cheaper then using local Wifi.

Conclusion – Everest Base Camp

Whatever, Everest base camp is one of beautiful, breathtaking, and scenarios trek for every adventure lovers.  It is a great opportunity to see Mt. Everest from the nearest viewpoint in your eyes’ memory. The journey is not only the adventure trek but also a lifetime experience of mountain culture, natural beauties, and psychical fitness for you and your body.