One of the most excellent ways to have an outlook of the tremendously vast and exquisitely beautiful world that we dwell in is trekking. With the Himalayas lining up spectacular snowcapped mountains over 8000m in abundance, Nepal is one of the highest sought-after destinations for adventure, trekking, and mountaineering enthusiasts. With culture and lifestyle that stands out of the crowd, Nepal is a dwellers and trekkers hub. Distinctively, there are 5 amazing regions within Nepal, which are the Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, and Mustang regions, all of where you can experience and live amidst the most eccentric natural beauty.
The Everest Region which is sandwiched between the Kanchenjunga and Langtang National Park is also known as the ‘Khumbu’ region. The Everest region takes you through several awe-inspiring villages of Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, Pangboche, Lobuche, Phakding and Dingboche as well as several other villages. The Everest region is home to the mountaineering legends of the Sherpas as well as Tibetans and Tamang people where Buddhism is highly ingrained. The Gokyo Lake, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and several other mountain peaks are what have made the Everest region loved by all. With elevations going up to 3300m to 8848m, the Everest region is an epitome of a heavenly place. All in all, the Everest region trek is an amazing all-in-one trek that will certainly quench the adventurer thirst in you.
Our second pick is the vast, massive and the most popular trekker’s destination, the Annapurna Region. The Annapurna region ranges from 790m to 8091m and it falls under the huge region of Kaski, Mustang, Manang, and Lamjung districts of central Nepal. The deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki, the Annapurna base camp, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri are the highlights of the Annapurna region. The Annapurna region is abode to the Gurung, Brahmans, and Chhetri with several other ethnic people living in small numbers. Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek, Annapurna Base Camp trek, Annapurna circuit trek, Annapurna Royal Trek, Jomsom Muktinath trek are few of the options that you can choose from depending on whether you would want the trek to be a novice level or at an expert level. With plenty of options for trekkers to choose from, the Annapurna region definitely has something in store for each one of your essentialities.
Third on our list is the hidden gem of the Langtang Region. Langtang is home to the Langtang National park which is the first national park based in the Himalayas. Langtang Ri, Langtang Lirung, Gosainkunda, Dorje Lakpa range and Cross Lauribinayak Pass are few of the eye-catching scenarios that you will catch on the way, which exceed the attitude of 6450m. The Langtang Valley Trek encompasses the villages of Nuwakot, Rasuwa, and Sindhupalchowk where Tibetans, Newar, Sherpas, and Tamangs reside in major numbers. Yet another amazing chance that trekkers will also get is to dissect the cross-cultural diversities of the Tibetan and Nepali cultures.
Next up is the Manaslu region that is set in the Northern Himalayan range at the Gorkha district. Manaslu Region is home to the eighth highest mountain in the world, Mt. Manaslu and other peaks like the Ganesh Himal and Himalchuli, Manaslu region offers extensive ridges and glaciers, which are quite the presiding features. With villages that are majorly influenced by Hinduism and Buddhism, Manaslu is home to Brahmins, Chhetri, Tamangs, Magars, Tibetans, and Gurung. You have the chance to be spoiled with several equally amazing choices of the Manaslu Circuit Trekking, relatively new and a place that you ought not to miss, the Tsum valley trek as well as the Nubri trek. On the whole, trekking in the Manaslu region is a privileged and a rather ritzy option. Well, we all like being on a rather special level, don’t we?
Lastly, it is the mysteriously alluring kingdom of Mustang. Mustang’s beauty is on yet another level. Trekking through Mustang takes you through the barren lands, moraine terraces, human excavated caves and its famous apple farms. Places that one ought not to miss is Jomsom, the holy temple of Muktinath and the walled city of Lomanthang where Tibetans and Sherpa reside. Mustang being a diverse Mustang Region, you can undertake the Upper Mustang trek, Nar Phu valley trek and there are several other options. Being a highly Tibetan influenced region, Mustang is home to abundant age-old forts, monasteries, and temples that are extremely significant to the natives of Mustang. The Mustang people have conserved their ethnicity and their culture in the form of festivals such as Tiji, Yartung, Dhekep, Lha Phewa and Toren Lha, as their most prized possession and this has truly made Mustang one of the favorites among trekkers all over the world and trekkers within Nepali as well.
These are our top 5 picks and there are so many more equally amazing regions that we have missed out on this list. What truly speaks for itself is that Nepal truly is a trekker’s paradise. What is more amazing is that Nepal amazingly caters to all of the diverse trekker’s exigencies. We, at Index Adventure, are a team of dedicated and an experienced guide. Our highest priority lies in your satisfaction and your safety. We will be honored and glad to be your guiding stone through a trek to any of the regions in the list of our top 5 picks.
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