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Top 10 off-the-beaten treks in Nepal

  • 01-Mar-2015
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Off the beaten treks in Nepal are less visited mystical lands around small yet naturally blessed and diversified country. These less popular treks around rural areas are the adventurous journey where few travelers follow the trails compared to other popular trekking regions. You can relax, take your time, avoid crowds and experience the authentic local living, cultural richness, traditional and religious highlights along with spectacular surrounding landscapes in a challenging and adventurous way. Off the beaten treks are usually combinations of a tea house and tented camping trekking. You will be rewarded by the feeling of getting disconnected from the rest of the world and connect into the wild state of nature while embarking on rural Nepal Treks.

On the other side of popular treks like Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang, there are plenty of unexplored rugged trekking trips yet to be experienced. Therefore, if you are looking for best off the beaten treks in Nepal then here are a few that you might love to join in. The lists of 10 off the beaten treks are as follows:

1. Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek


Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek rewards you with the true meaning of off-the-beaten Nepal treks around the Annapurna region. Encircle the challenging track around the world’s seventh highest peak with local Gurung, Magar cultural insights, visit the deepest Kaligandaki gorge in the world, and spectacle the mesmerizing views of the surrounding Himalayas.

2. Upper Dolpo Trek


Upper Dolpo Trek is truly an off-the-beaten journey towards remote areas of western Nepal. The Upper Dolpo region possesses quite a similar geographical structure and religious composition as Tibetans. Visit the deepest high lake of Shey Phoksuondo, get surprised by the lifestyle of local ethnic groups, cross high passes, and challenge yourself physically during our Upper Dolpo trek in Nepal.

3. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek


During Kanchenjunga Trek, you will be walking the challenging yet rewarding trails around the foothills of the third highest mountain in the world. There would be plenty of natural exploration opportunities like walking through beautiful forests, valleys, glacial lakes, glaciers, cultural insights, and a glimpse of snow-capped mountains.

4. Makalu Trek


Mt. Makalu is the fifth highest mountain peak in the world and our off-the-beaten-path towards Makalu base camp offers a great adventure. We would be involving in an abundance of wildlife and bird watching opportunities at Makalu Barun National Park, walking the beautiful trails through forests, valleys, crossing high passes like Shipton La and Keke La, Barun glacier, and cultural insights of Sherpas and Limbus. From high altitudes, the top of the ridges, the landscape, and Himalayan views are always spectacular.

5. Manaslu and Tsum Valley TrekManaslu-Circuit-and-TS...

Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek can be considered as an opportunity to get insight into hidden Tsum Valley and experiencing the best homestay trekking in the Manaslu region of Nepal. Explore the authentic lifestyle around the Manaslu region along best views of grand Himalayan ranges like the Manaslu range and Ganesh Himal ranges. Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek are more cultural off the beaten path trekking in Nepal.

6. Lower Dolpo Trek

lower dolpo trek

Lower Dolpo Trek is among one of the authentic adventures with an overwhelming off-the-beaten-path trekking experience. With cultural and topographical highlights resembling quite similar to across the border of Tibetans; this exhibits the authentic local lifestyle of their own ethnic groups. The yak caravans, crystal clear blue lakes, and magnificent landscape views are other attractions that enchant you while embarking on the Lower Dolpo adventure.

7. Humla and Limi Circuit Trek


Off the beaten route of Humla and Limi, Circuit Trek takes us to the remote areas of far western Nepal located between Mt. Saipal and the border across Tibet. Walk along with the small and large settlements, valleys, ridges, riverbanks, forests, and high passes of Nyalu la at an altitude of 4950 meters above sea level. Tibetan Buddhist religious-cultural, insights, visit several monasteries are another rewarding factor during our Humla and Limi Circuit Trek.

8. Hinki Hongu Valley Trek

Hinki Hongu Valley Trek is off the beaten hike in the Everest region which includes crossing the challenging Tashi Lapcha pass. Passing through forests, riverbanks, glaciers, and high passes, the Hinku Hongu valley trek is an ultimate adventure around Solukhumbu district and less-visited Rolwaling valley. It is a tented camping trek that requires a high level of physical fitness and immense passion to get lost in the wild.

9. Nar Phu Valley Trek


Nar Phu Valley trek offers rural trekking in two spectacular Nar and Phu villages around the Annapurna circuit of western Nepal. Along with the spectacular panoramic views of the Himalayas, a visit to the pilgrimage site of Muktinath temple via thorung la pass, trekking through beautiful valleys, forests, monasteries Nar Phu valley trek is really the perfect off the beaten path adventure in Nepal to look out for.

10. Upper Mustang Trek


Upper Mustang trek is all about ultimate adventure that resembles its true local unique cultural insights of Mustang is. Trekking into remote areas of Upper Mustang always surprises us with its ancient rituals like the Polyandry system and their cremation procedures. Along with the spectacular views of trans Himalayan landscapes and panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and other peaks, the Upper Mustang trek can be joined any time of the year due to its special location in a rain shadow area. Don’t miss the best off-the-beaten-path trekking in the Upper Mustang region of Nepal.

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