Travelers from all over the world visit Nepal for an exclusive experience of the Himalayas. And if you happened to be one of those trekkers looking forward to test your level of audacity, Nepal is the destination for you.
Nepal is largely surrounded by mountain ranges. It is known for its diverse range of trekking destinations from the most elementary and relaxing one to the most strenuous one. Five famous among the many other challenging trekking destinations in Nepal are listed below.
1. Manaslu Trek
Manaslu circuit trek is graded as one of the most strenuous trekking route of Nepal. Ten of the peaks over 8000m reside in Nepal. One of them is Mt. Mansalu which is the 8th highest peak in the world. Fromm nowhere on earth can one gain the view of this peak like that from this trekking route.
The most challenging section of this route is the Larke-La pass above 5100m. You need to cross this pass to enter the upper Manaslu section bordering Tibet — a restricted trekking zone known for its preserved culture.
It was a restricted region until 1991 and is still a controlled trekking area. One would require a special permit to trek in this region. Since Mansalu sees few visitors every year, the path is less trodden making trekking in Manaslu a unique experience.
2. Makalu Base Camp
Malaku Base camp is an outstanding trek that takes you to the Base camp of the fifth highest peak in the world- Mt. Malaku. It is located at an altitude of 5150m. It takes you to some of the most remote places in Nepal. Since Malaku is a remote area it is devoid of tea houses. Hence, you will be camping throughout this trek.
Makalu base camp is isolated because of which its natural diversity is well preserved. It is rich in flora and fauna. It is challenging and tiresome, but the view that is obtained from this trek completely balances it. It is one of the best view point of Mt. Everest, Mr Malaku and Mt Kanchhenjunga. Kachhenjunga. Anyone with a fit body and thrive for adventure will absolutely fall in love with this trek.
3. Kanchenjunga Trek
Opened for foreign trekkers in the year 1998, Kanchenjunga trek is a route to rural Nepal. It takes you to the closest view of the third highest mountain in the world- Mt Kanchenjunga.
The journey is towards the Himalayan range bordering Tibet and Sikkim. The opportunity to explore and learn from an unusual and explicit culture is a complimentary factor of this trek.
The area is less crowded with scattered settlements. You will experience a diverse range of landscaped ranging from densely green forest to snow covered glacier cliffs.
4. Everest Base three high camp trekking
Among many routes in the Everest region, this route was specially designed for adventure savvy trekkers. Everest base camp is actually situated at a height of 5340m. However there are some trekkers who thrive for a higher altitude and climb up to a height of 5545m to Kalapathar in south flank of Mt. Pumori 7145m and Gokyo Ri 5350m near Gokyo for a dramatic view of Everest.
Some of the challenging high passes that need to be crossed in this trek are Renjo La, Chola la, and Kongma La. It will be less strenuous if you have earlier experiences in other trekking routes before you attempt this one. You need to ensure the extent of altitude to which your body can adapt to. The altitude is very high and the air, even thinner.
5. Langtang-Ganja Pass trek
Langtang is an isolated valley which inhabits the Tamang people known for their hospitality. This region sees very few trekkers because of its difficulty level. You would require quite a lot of mountaineering knowledge and equipment to trek in this region.
Langtang-Ganja Pass trek is a great way to explore the Tibetan culture, Tamang Villages, high alpine pasture, spectacular close-up views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Kimshung (6781m), Langshisha Ri (6370m), and amazing views of Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Yala peak, Naya kanga, and Gaurishanker. Overall, this trek is a thrilling experience for both mind and body.
The above mentioned are only a few among the many other challenging trekking routes. The challenging each route offers totally balances the experience you can gain from it. And the feeling you will get once you will have conquered one of these difficult treks is beyond words to pen down.