Article published by : uniquetreks on Sunday, November 20, 2016

Category : Travel & Leisure

3 Off the Beaten Trekking Route in Nepal to Explore


There is no doubt about that new areas being discovered by Nepal trekking firms every season as the govt makes more permits accessible to encourage tourism in Nepal. While the bustling Everest Base Camp & Annapurna Circuit treks are still on high on the bucket list of backpackers, more adventurous hikers are looking for quieter places to discover. Below I’ve listed 3 off the beaten trekking route in Nepal:

The Hongu Valley:

Amid the renowned Khumbu trekking summits of Island Peak and Mera Peak is one of the most beautiful dales in Nepal – the Hongu. In 3 incredible days of ambling tourists can trek through rhododendron dressed high altitude hillsides, go pass a lake with a massive sandy beach, meander through snow covered Scottish moorland, pass through a wide paved plains developed by the Hongu river, appreciate the white walls of Kali Himal & Baruntse across the gorge and arrive at the iced lakes of Panch Pokhari beneath the Amphu Labtse pass.

Manaslu Circuit:

Trekking peaks in Nepal can’t be completed without visiting the Manaslu Circuit. Numerous parts of the route are hewn into cliff faces. It starts off at low elevation, 600 meters in Arughat, and rises via diverse climate zones to a high altitude pass, the Larkye La at 5160 meters, prior to dropping back down against as it circles 8163m Manaslu via Buddhist country of gompas, stupas & prayer walls.

Makalu Base Camp trek:

This is yet another route that gives you adventure trekking in Nepal. This trek starts nearly at sea level prior to rising through climate zones until you stand right beneath one of the tallest mountains on the planet. The Makalu Base Camp trekking is tough one but absolutely rewarding, and Makalu is an astounding mountain to hike if you’re a mountaineer. The trail starts at Tumlingtar at 400 meters, rises through a fold of rice fields, drops again to cross the warm and humid Arun valley, then passes through bamboo forest, rhododendron forest, juniper clad moorland, and over a couple of high passes before arriving in the very different Barun valley to continue its journey to base camp.

This’s a camping trek, but there’re a few tea houses at the base camp, where one can give himself neck pain glancing up at the massive black rock of Makalu approximately 4 perpendicular kilometers above you. It is also worth rock jumping up the Barun Glacier for an additional day beyond base-camp to witness the eastern side of the Everest, a sight of the globe’s tallest mountain that not many people get a chance to witness.

So choose your next tour packages for Nepal carefully and don’t forget to add these three off the beaten trekking path into your itinerary.


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