As many of you already know, I’m in love with Nepal.

After completing the Everest Base Camp trek in April – May 2022, I’m now planning to return to Kathmandu to pursue other trekking routes in the area.

During my research I’ve come across Andrew Dave, who was kind enough to send me this article, below.

Article author: Andrew Dave

Kathmandu is one of the places that offer a great trekking opportunity for nature and adventure lovers who want to have a rewarding experience along with stunning views of mountains from lower heights.

Kathmandu is the best trekking spot for people who are looking for a challenging and beautiful experience. Here you can go on some most challenging treks like the Kathmandu Valley trek, Annapurna base camp trek, island peak climbing, Langtang Gangja Pass trek, and many more. You will also get a unique opportunity to have a beautiful view of the Himalayas. Here is a list of some of the best trekking spots in Kathmandu Nepal.

Top 8 Trekking Routes from Kathmandu:

1. Kathmandu Valley Trek

For people looking for short treks in Nepal, the Kathmandu Valley trek is perfect for them.

The duration of this trek is 3 days and while trekking you’ll pass through stunning viewpoints of Nagarkot and Chisapani.

The stunning views of the Himalayas attract people from all over the country. The best time to do this trek is autumn because this is the post-monsoon time and you can have a safe trekking experience. Along with a safe experience, you will also get to have clear views of your surroundings.

Being a short Kathmandu Valley trek does not require any special training, anyone with good physical health can do this trek easily. To make your trekking experience seamless you must carry essential items like warm clothes, toiletries, and skin care products.

Best season: autumn (post-monsoon)

Duration of trek: 3 days

Difficulty level: easy

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The land of majestic mountains, Nepal offers the best opportunities for nature and adventure lovers to experience the thrill and soak beauty of adventure at the same time.

Annapurna base camp trek is one of them, this is one of the most fun-filled and challenging treks in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Anapurna is the 10th highest mountain in the world. This trek is 12 days long and offers great opportunities for nature and adventure lovers to have a cultural insight. The long trekking days and cold temperatures make this trek a difficult level one. So, make sure you carry the necessary equipment like warm winter wear, a cap, sunglasses, a first aid kit, and good-quality shoes.

Best season: spring

Duration of trek: 12 days

Difficulty level: challenging

EBC, gokyo, cho-la pass trek

3. EBC, Gokyo, Cho-la Pass Trek

The EBC, Gokyo, Cho-la Pass trek is best for people who are looking for a challenging trek that offers great views.

While trekking here you will get to have beautiful views of 5 alpine lakes and the beauty of this place will leave you spellbound.

Gaming an elevation of around 5500 meters this trek in Nepal is one of the most popular treks among nature and adventure lovers.

The duration of this trek is around 16 days which makes it one of the most difficult treks here.

You must carry the right safety gear and proper clothes to save yourself from the cold weather. Dress in layers and make sure you carry microspikes for the Cho-La Pass part of the trek. You can buy microspikes in Namche Bazaar, if needed.

Best season: spring (March-April) or autumn (October-November) season

Duration of trek: 16 days

Difficulty level: challenging

Arun valley trek

4. Arun Valley Trek

Arun Valley is a challenging trek, and therefore not suitable for absolute beginners.

On this trek, you can have the most stunning views of Mount Everest and many other mountains such as Thamserku, Makalu, and Ama Dablam.

For this trek, you need to be experienced as it requires lots of fitness and stamina. The duration of this trek is around 15-20 days and the best time to do this trek is during the spring season. Make sure you carry essential items like a trekking pole, water bottle, sleeping bags, and a warm fleece jacket.

Best season: autumn and spring

Duration of trek: 15-20 days

Difficulty level: challenging

Gosaikunda pass trek

5. Gosaikunda Pass Trek

Are you ready for a challenging trek? If yes, then this is a trek you’ll love.

This is a beautiful water lake located over an altitude of 4000 meters in Langtang National Park. being a challenging trek this trek is best for seasoned trekkers and while trekking you can explore Nepal’s spiritual and religious side. This place is famous among nature and adventure lovers.

The duration of the Gosaikunda Pass trek is 5 days and the best time for this trek is spring and autumn. You must carry essential medicine to cure altitude sickness and a first aid kit.

Best season: spring and autumn

Duration of trek: 5 days

Difficulty level: challenging

Tamang heritage trail

6. Tamang Heritage Trail

The Tamang Heritage Trail is a new trekking path between Ganesh Himal and Langtang.

This trekking trail is one of the easiest and warmest trails in India.

Being an easy trek it is best for beginners. While trekking here you will pass through Tibetan and Nepal borderlands. On your way, you will witness stunning views of mountains nearby and hot water springs.

This trek is 6 days long and the best season for this trek is spring and autumn. You must carry essential items like a first aid box, warm clothes, fleece sleeping bags, and toiletries.

Best season: autumn and spring

Duration of trek: 6 days

Difficulty level: easy

Tsume valley trekking

7. Tsume Valley Trekking

This is another beginner-friendly trek in Kathmandu and this valley is known for stunning panoramic views of surrounding mountains and cultural diversity.

Known for Buddhist culture and traditions, this place attracts nature and adventure lovers from all over the country.

The total duration of this trek is 12-21 days and you must carry winter clothes, a trekking pole, and good-quality hiking shoes.

If you are a nature and adventure lover, you will love this trek.

Best season: spring

Duration of trek: 12-21 days

Difficulty level: easy-moderate

Island peak climbing

8. Island Peak Climbing

With the Island Peak trek, you can live the life of your dreams.

On this trek, you will get to witness snow and ice and get to interact with the local people of Nepal, and get to know about the culture and traditions of this place. From here you can also have a stunning view of Mount Everest.

The temperature here is extremely cold so make sure you carry warm clothes and all the essential items.

The total duration of this trek is 14-15 days which makes it a difficult trek.

Best season: spring and autumn

Duration of trek: 14-15 days

Difficulty level: challenging

Conclusion

Kathmandu, Nepal has several trekking options for everyone. From challenging to easy treks there are lots of opportunities for everyone.

If you are an adventure and nature lover then you will love this experience. While trekking here you will also get to learn about the traditions and culture of Nepal by interacting with local people.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready for an exciting journey.

 

Violeta Matei