Top 5 Challenging Treks in Nepal | Visit Nepal 2020

Top 5 Challenging Treks in Nepal | Visit Nepal 2020


Nepal has so many things to offer to the tourists, and one of them is the uncompromising beauty of the hills and mountains of Nepal. Now, if someone wants to explore all of them, the most efficient way to do that is to go on a trek. Needless to say, trekking in Nepal is one of the most popular activities that the tourists tend to go for during their visit to Nepal. Now, the list below doesn’t talk about the best treks, rathers, it features the top 5 challenging treks in Nepal. It is meant for those tourists who come to Nepal not just to have fun, but also to experience quite a bit of a challenge. If you’re an adventure seeker, and haven’t yet visited Nepal, well, you can take Visit Nepal 2020 as an opportunity to make a tour of Nepal. And when you do so, make sure to try these top 5 challenging treks in Nepal.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

One of the attributes that makes Annapurna Circuit trek a tough one is the altitude covered during the journey. The highest elevation that you’d be required to cross during the trip is 5416 m, which is that of Thorung La, a high altitude mountain pass. The trek lasts for a duration of 18-20 days, and out of all this time, you will spend at least 9 days at an altitude above 3000 m. This increases the chance of the tourists suffering from altitude sickness. High altitude also invites lots of other problems, and one of them is extreme cold climate. Annapurna Circuit trek allows you to explore the Annapurna Conservation Area, which is one of the most beautiful regions in Nepal. However, in terms of doing so, you will have to face numerous difficulties. There is also a shorter version of Annapurna Circuit trek available. It lasts for around 13 days.

Kanchenjunga Trek

Kanchenjunga trek takes you to the eastern part of Nepal into the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. During the trek, you get to enjoy the best of nature that are housed in the conservation area in the form of flora, fauna and other natural spectacles. You also get to cover the north and south base camps of Kanchenjunga. Despite the fact that you come across all these attractions during your Kanchenjunga trek, there are so many factors that makes this journey quite hard. High altitude, length of the journey, rough terrain, extreme climate, and so on are some of the factors that make this trip tough. Quite like the former one, this one also lacks settlements that offer proper accommodation and food facilities. The journey will turn out to be a camping trek.

Everest Three Pass Trek

The reason why the trek is named Everest Three Pass trek is because the trekkers need to cross three high altitude passes during the trip. Their names are Kongma La, Cho La and Renjo La. Their elevation are 5535 m, 5330 m and 5345 m respectively. Apart from these, the trekkers are also required to climb three mini mountains, namely ChhukungRi, Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri. Their altitude are 4730 m, 5545 m and 5360 m respectively. Apart from climbing the peaks and crossing the passes, you also need to trek for around 16 days. All these challenges and the length of the journey are the two major factors that make Everest Three Pass trek a difficult one. Needless to say, the trekkers also reach really high altitude during the trek, which makes the trekking journey further difficult. It is a trekking journey that is meant for the experts.

Upper Dolpo Trek

Upper Dolpo Trek takes you to the hills of mid-western Nepal. For your information, this is probably the least developed region in Nepal. For many years, the people of the region didn’t have access to transportation, which pushed them back by decades. During the trek in the region you will realize that the settlements and the services that are offered here are very rudimentary. Chances are that the majority of trek will turn out to be camping trek, which is quite tough in comparison to tea house trek. The journey takes you to some of the most beautiful villages, and natural attractions like Phoksundo Lake, but quite like the other treks on this list, they are all situated on high altitude. You will spend around 13 days at an altitude above 3000 m. Even the length of the journey is a factor that causes Upper Dolpo trek to be a difficult one.

Makalu Base Camp Trek

Makalu Base Camp trek is one of the underrated treks in Nepal. It has so many attractions to offer – both natural and cultural. The main one among them is Makalu Base Camp, which offers you the most amazing views of Mount Makalu, the 5th highest mountain in the world. During the trek, you will walk through Makalu Barun National Park, which is one of the most diverse national parks in Nepal. Quite like Kanchenjunga trek, there are so many factors that make this trek a challenging one. One of the major ones among them is the length of the journey. Makalu Base Camp trek is a 23 days long trek, and during this time the trekkers walk for a period of 18 days. Like any other trek on this list, the trekkers are required to walk on rough terrain. They go mostly uphill, and cover really high altitude. The highest altitude covered is 5000 m, which is that of Makalu Base Camp.

Visit Nepal 2020 is a campaign launched by the Nepal Government to attract maximum number of tourists to Nepal. When you reach here, you’re sure to be baffled by the options, concerning the things to do in Nepal for fun, that you will come across. Of course, if you’re into challenging activities, ensure that you pick at least one of these trekking journeys. You will bound to fall in love with the people, nature, heritage and the overall trekking experience.

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