Available Trekking routes

A large percentage of Nepal is covered by the Himalayas one of the greatest mountain ranges in the world which offers countless fantastic trekking routes to any international visitor. From easy to reach well supported routes like the Annapurna & Everest where there is countless tea houses catering for all to some of the most remote areas for which you will have to carry your own supplies. So no matter what you are looking for EHN & Nepal can offer it all.

But because of logistics’  we would recommend you sticking to one of the three main areas of trekking Everest, Annapurna or Langtang  though if you are really interested in going more remote then please ask.

Everest and Lhotse mountain peaks. View from Kala Pattar – Nepal

The first area is the Mount Everest region, popular for trekking, peak climbing and visited by thousands of trekkers every year ever since Mount Everest become popular in the eyes of the western world. You have two ways of starting this trip, one start walking at Jiri and walk for a week to reach Lukla or fly into the small airport of Lukla itself.  Then from there you have several routes you can follow but all of them lead to the Everest base camp made famous by Sir Edmund Hilary & Sherpa Tensing’s amazing feat when they reached the summit.

The second area is called the Annapurna in the heart of the Nepali Himalayas & dominated by the majestic mountain range called the Annapurna. Starting & finishing at the tourist town of Pokhara you have access to three major trekking routes in central Annapurna Region i.e. Jomsom-Muktinath, Annapurna Sanctuary and Annapurna circuit (Thorong la Pass 5416 m) itself. Starting at  Beshisahar (843 m) at the foot of the mountains and is known as the gateway of Annapurna circuit trekking likewise Pokhara is also a main gateway to explore various short treks of one to four – five days, including the Royal trekking, Siklesh trekking, short Ghorepani – Poonhill trekking. And with people with a little longer time can cover the Annapurna Sanctuary, Annapurna Base Camp, Khayar Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Panchase Trekking and Jomsom – Muktinath trekking in one to 2 weeks. Approximately two-thirds of the visitors of Nepal visit the Annapurna region for trekking because of its easy access, nice hotels in the hills and good scenery of both high mountains and lowland villages.

The fishtail in the Annapurna range

The third region & the easiest accessible from Kathmandu valley is the Langtang region making it perfect for travellers with a limited time in Nepal. Because between five to ten days, one can visit Langtang area for trekking and experience the Himalayan region even though they are not quite as spectacular as in the Annapurna or Everest areas, but they remain unforgettably beautiful.  And because of this you will find the trails are less crowded and the people are friendly. The area itself was first established as national park for Himalayan wildlife & because of this is criss-crossed with hiking and trekking paths and mountaineering trails allowing visitor’s unparalleled accessibility. From trails like these you often see musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster) and Himalayan Tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus), Himalayan black beer (selenarctos thibetanus), snow leopard (panthera uncia), wild god (cuon alpinus), ghoral (Nemorhedus goral) serow (capricornis sumantrenis) and more than 250 species of birds. But the park is also renowned for its population of red panda (Ailurus fulgens).

If you are interested in trekking to more remote areas then please ask and we will be happy to help.

For more details of this area or the treks you can sign up to please ask

 Wayne at wayne@ehn-nepal.org