The 7 Best Mount Everest Treks

The 7 Best Mount Everest Treks

Surrounded by the most iconic mountains of the world including the greatest Mount Everest, Sagarmatha National Park in the Everest region offers the marvelous treks of all time. All three Valleys of this region give the opportunity to explore equally impressive sceneries, Giant snow-capped mountain peaks and the beautiful villages. Experiencing the challenges of the routes, a mix of deeply cultural and spiritual beliefs and the beauty of the wilderness far from the crowded city area would definitely be a life-changing trek to be relieved forever.

“When everything feels like an uphill struggle, think about the view from the top.” To experience a majestic and awe-inspiring view of the tallest mountains is surely the bucket list wish of most trekkers. The list below is such seven best trek routes in the Everest region which is worth experiencing once in a lifetime.

Top highlights of Everest Region Treks:

  • Surround with the tallest mountain in the world.
  • Stunning view of Mt. Everest from Base Camp to the top and other four 8000 meter mountain peaks.
  • World highest elevated UNESCO listed National Park. (Sagarmatha National Park) Experience the authentic villages, religious significant and mountain climbing culture.
  • The great 5000m+ three passes hiking experience and stunning scenery of Natural wonders.
  • Stay in Tengboche Monastery, the closest view of Mt. Everest and Panoramic View.
  • Best view point (Kala patthar and Gokyo Ri ) for sunrise-Sunset for Photography.

Best Time to go Everest Base Camp Trek

The best time to go Mt. Everest base camp and around very depend in your desire. If you are a climber, April and May is best time to climb Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Tso Oyu Mountain. For trekking and exploring around Everest from March to May and October to December is the best time. If you like to ride Helicopter to Everest base camp, much better in low season from February until June and September until November. Generally, those months, mountain weather is clearer and less chance to get heavy rain. The temperature is pretty cool and not much cold.

#1:Everest Base Camp Trek

Image Everest Base Camp Hike View of Mt. Everest Range and Khumbu Glacier

Exceptional breathtaking views of the world’s tallest mountain along with plenty of such mesmerizing sights on its way what Everest Base Trek offers. This trek is all about crossing majestic rivers hike through green hills and right to the heart of mountains and its majestic beauty. The trekkers can also visit Sherpa Village and Buddhist monasteries living the experience of rich and authentic culture.

ECB Trek Fact

Trek Duration: 12-17 days
Max Elevation: 5545 m
Difficulty: Moderate to Arduous
Start/End: Lukla
Accommodation: Trekking Lodges
Preferred time: September-May

Being one of the most popular treks all over Nepal, it is always crowded with a lot of people exploring the beauty of this route. Though Everest cannot be seen from the base camp but with its masses of semi-permanent expedition tents the area resembles a festival-like ambience. The real reward of this trek is the Kala Pattar viewpoint which at dawn , before the clouds tumble in, offers a magical view of Lhotse,Nuptse,The Khumbu Icefall and standing tall behind them all ,Everest.

#2:Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo Lake from Gokyo Ri Gokyo Lake and Valley from Gokyo Ri

Gokyo Lake Trek is a perfect trek for those who wish to explore a variety of views and fewer nights at very high altitude. This trek provides a lifetime experience to visit the eye-captivating sight of the sparkling, pristine blue and green waters of the Gokyo Lakes, Nepal’s most beautiful mountain scenery. The trek offers a wide range of spectacular scenery and sights of mountains along with the cultural and traditional ride.

Gokyo Lake Trek Fact

Trek Duration: 10-15 days
Max Elevation: 5357 m
Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
Start/End: Lukla
Accommodation: Tea house
Preferred time: Spring/May

Avoiding the heavy Everest crowds, the trekkers can enjoy the hike along Ngozumpa Glacier, climb Gokyo Ri for the best view of Mt. Everest and Khumbu Mountain range and trek through the Sherpa town of Khumjung which is also the home to ‘real’ yeti skulls. The major attraction of the trek is standing at the shores of a chain of six turquoise, glacial-fed lakes in the 5000 meter altitude, Stunning view of Tallest mountain peaks and live hood of Sherpa people.

#3:Gokyo Chola Pass Trek

Gokyo Chola Pass Trek Mt. Ama Dablam view from Chola Pass Trek

Chola Pass Trek is an adventurous trek into the Khumbu region which combines the Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Valley and high Chola pass. This trek is a limitless experience of mind-blowing views including Mount Everest, Mount Pumori , Mount Amadablam , Mount Cho Oyu and many such high mountains.

Chola Pass Trek Fact

Trek Duration: 12-16 days
Max Elevation: 5545 m
Difficulty: Challenging
Start/End: Lukla
Accommodation: Tea house
Preferred time: Spring/May

The main attraction of this trek is a different view of Mount Everest and other tall mountains of the Khumbu region and Gokyo Ri from two or more view points at the same time. The off-the-beaten trails, sacred lakes of Gokyo valley, glaciers and such stunning routes make this trek worth for a trekker.

#4:Everest Three Passes Trek

Everest Three Passes Trek Everest High Passes trek near Everest Base Camp

The three passes trek is one of the most surreal and challenging trek experiences which offer a complete circuit around the entire Everest region. As suggested by the name, the trek crosses three top passes over the 5000 meters, the Kongma La, Cho La and the Renjo La each having amazing scenery and view.

Everest Three Pass Trek Fact

Trek Duration: 15-22 days
Max Elevation: 5545 m
Difficulty: Very Challenging
Start/End: Lukla
Accommodation: Tea house
Preferred time: Spring/May

Leaving behind all the crowds of Everest base camp, this trek highlights both the majestic mountain views and the rich local Sherpa culture and combines the complete journey into a beautiful lifelong memory.

#5:Island Peak Climb

Island Peak Summit View Arial View from the top of Island Peak Climb

Island Peak Expedition is a complete package of a challenging but not too technical climb to a spectacular Island Peak. Probably Imja peak is Nepals most beautiful snowy summit for climb. The trek can be an ideal option for the trekkers who want to explore the ultimate Himalayan trekking and mountaineering expedition. It combines the classic expedition of the Everest Base Camp trek with the glorious view of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Makalu and such majestic giant peaks and Imja Valley glacier.

Island Peak Climb Fact

Trek Duration: 15-20 days
Max Elevation: 6158 m
Difficulty: Demanding to Challenging
Start/End: Lukla
Climbing curating: Days summit climb
Accommodation: Tea house
Preferred time: Spring

Locally known by the name Imja Tse,Island Peak Trek is a perfect first climb for experienced as well as novice mountain climber as it requires minimum climbing skills. The trek passes through wilder trails of Khumbu Valley to the traditional high-Himalayan Sherpa culture in the towns of Khumbu region.

#6:Everest View Trek

Everest Panorama Trek Namche Bazaar from Syangboche Airport and Mt. Kangde View

Everest View Trek is an exceptional mini trek which features a wide range of remarkable Himalayan beauty fused with unique cultural encounters of the local inhabitants of the region. Enduring through the rich vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park pine forests and majestic wildlife to a lively market junction of Namche Bazaar, trekkers can experience a lifetime experience.

Everest View Trek Fact

Trek Duration: 7-10 days
Max Elevation: 3860 m
Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
Start/End: Lukla
Accommodation: Tea house
Preferred time: Spring/Autumn

This trek can be mostly preferred by those who are not willing to walk all the way to the base camp and escaping the high altitude yet but still dream of having a closer view of Mount Everest and many such snow-capped mountains rising above the clouds.

#7:Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

Tengboche Ama Dablam Trek Hillary Bridge before Namche in Ama Dablam Trek

Ama Dablam translates to Mother’s Necklace. The mesmerizing view of Mt. Ama Dablam from Tengboche seems to be an arm of a mother protecting her child on the sides. The trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp is a exotic and thrilling walk through the wild beauty of rhododendron forest to the heart of Sherpa land experiencing the local and raw Sherpa culture.

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek Fact

Trek Duration: 8-10 days
Max Elevation: 4750 m
Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
Start/End: Lukla
Accommodation: Tea house
Preferred time: March/November

This trek is a roller-coaster ride of the traditional lifestyle of highlander, religious practices of the locals to the panoramic view of eye-captivation sceneries and sensational high peaks. Those who desire to have an extraordinary encounter in terms of adventure and culture exploration will rejoice at every step in this trek to Ama Dablam.

Conclusion of the Everest Trek

However, Everest region is one of top rated trekking routs in the world where you will get experience of high mountains walks, best view of Mt. Everest and other tallest mountain range, some of cultural experience for lifetime. We recommend you great packing list, preparation and take a guide and porter for this trek. The weather fact and altitude sickness is another great fact of this EBC Hike while you in there.

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.

Everest Base Camp Trek – A Trekker’s Guide

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Everest Base Camp Trek Best Season

The spring and autumn months from March to May and September to November are the best season for Everest base camp trek. During this time, weather is moderate with clear mountain views, perfect trekking experience with glimpses of Sherpa villages, mountains and serene.

Everest Base Camp Trek Tips

1. Train Before you leave

Everest Base Camp Trekking is a challenging trip taking you to the altitude of 5545m (Kalapatthar) so you must have some practices of hiking up and down through the mountains at least. You need to be physically fit and have the excellent strength of 6-7 hours daily hiking. Train yourself walking up a hill or stair for 2-3 hours a day carrying at least 10 kg in a backpack, this will help you getting strength hiking through the Nepalese mountains.

2. Get prepared mentally

Being physically fit for walking up the hill or hiking through the mountains is one thing but if you are not mentally prepared, you can’t do it. Getting comfortable hiking, camping, sleeping on a sleeping bag, sharing bed and toilet, meeting with people and flying a dangerous Kathmandu Lukla aircraft is the big deal while you are going Everest Base camp Trek. For the successful trekking holidays, you must consider these things in your mind and do prepare accordingly.

3. Get the Right Gear

Whether you are hiring a porter or carrying yourself, it’s wise move to pack as light as possible. Light means, you should be careful what you really need during the trekking. In general bring 1 pair of hiking pants (plus a waterproof pair), 1 pair of shorts, 5 t-shirts, 2 base layers, 5 pieces of underwear, 3 woolen socks, 1 sweater, and 1 light waterproof jacket. Make sure the hiking boots you select are waterproof as well and offer good ankle protection, and bring along a pair of strapped sandals for wearing around the tea houses. You can buy or hire the trekking gears in Kathmandu. Some shopping you can do in Lukla also, but it could be little bit expensive than Kathmandu.

4. Best Season to Trek

For making the trip fun and memorable, you should care the time of traveling ie March to May and September to November are the best months for Everest Trekking. But during these seasons, the tea house, trekking routes, flights are busy. There will be crowd of trekkers along the path to Everest Base Camp. The EBC Trek can be done even in Monsoon and Winter too but it is a little bit risky than Spring and Autumn season.