1. Nar Phu Trek
Trip Season: May through Oct
Max. Altitude: 5416m/17769ft
This is a trip to the intensely beautiful villages of Nar and Phu, otherwise ignored by mainstream routes. Diverting off from the classic Annapurna Circuit, you begin from Koto, a small village at 2600m right up to the seductive, intimate entrance to the valleys of Nar and Phu This trail from Koto takes you off the beaten track through dense conifer forests while the Nar Khola (River) meanders with great force below. You take the trail built upon a ridge along rock walls to teach Meta at 3530m. An uphill climb from here will take you to Phu village at 4070m. Many trekkers prefer to rest at Phu for a day to either acclimatize or explore the Himlung base camp which is not far from the village. From Phu village, you need to retrace your steps back for a while and then head north to Nar Phedi and then make a 4 hour trek up to the village of Nar at 4180m. This trek is intricately jammed together with sights and sounds that only nature can provide. Almost all trekkers go to Nepal for its classic trails. What astonishes many on this trek is the beautiful amalgamation of cultures, landscapes and the tranquillity of unadulterated portion of the Himalayas that only a few have witnessed before.
Up in this far-flung corner of Everest lie magnificent passes, some of the highest on earth that are rarely traversed at any point of the year. Starting at Lukla to Namche Bazar, this trek takes you across three passes - the Renjo La (5357m), Cho La (5420m) and Kongma La (5535m). The Renjo La pass is considered to have the best view point in the Everest region. This is not an easy trek but the sights wait with snow dotted peaks and glaciers adorned with a display of warm and cool hues. You will have panoramic views of Cho Oyo, Mount Everest and a host of other mountains of the Nepal Himalayas. This trek will also give you an opportunity to visit Kalapathar at 5550m, for a close view of Everest and the famous Khumbu icefall. Kongma- La pass at 5535m, is highest among the three passes. The views are excellent from Kongma La. It’s a journey with stops at exceptional places and at acclaimed mountain ridges, charming villages perched between mountains. These are Nepal’s best preserved ancient hamlets; perfect if you're seeking a road less travelled in the Himalayas.
3. Helambu Circuit Trek
Of the fifty odd trekking trails in Nepal, very few are as stunning as what we relish on the Helambu Circuit trek, where the Himalayas protrude upward to become one of the world’s most fabulous mountain clusters. This is a short trek with Helambu being in the surrounding area of Kathmandu Valley. Starting from Sundarijal, to the north of Kathmandu city, this trek is better with a small group as you hike amidst dense forests or Bamboo and Rhododendrons, pass paddy fields, brooks and waterfalls while revelling in the sight of the iconic peaks of the Eastern Himalayas. There are absolutely stunning views of Langtang (7245m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Ganesh Himal (7405m) among other mountains. You might also be able to spot wild animals along with a plethora of bird species. This trekking trail falls within the Langtang National Park and gives you a glimpse of the water project at Melamchi. You will also be able to see quiet villages along the way, a glimpse of the rural culture of Nepal that may be close to the capital but remains untouched by anything modern.
4. Limi Valley Trek
Trip Season: April to October
Trip Grade: Streneous
Max. Altitude: 4940m
5. Ganja La Pass and Langtang Trek
Trip Season: Mid February to mid June and September to early December
Trip Grade: Medium
Max. Altitude: 3049m