Less crowded trek in Nepal

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Less crowded trek in Nepal

Less crowded treks in Nepal are very good for the trekkers who like the trek trails where there are fewer trekkers. Those trekkers prefer to explore nature, enjoy the Himalayas and interact with the locals of the area. In Nepal, there are many trekking trails which are very busy because of the big flow of tourists such as Everest base camp trek, Annapurna base camp trek, Annapurna circuit trek. Due to the big flow of tourists, trekkers feel unpleasant while exploring nature. Trekkers who like to explore the natures like to choose the trek route where there are fewer tourists. Here we have discussed some trek routes which are known as a less crowded trek in Nepal.


1. Khopra is less crowded trek in Nepal

Khopra trek is newly opened, less crowded trek in Nepal. It is located in the heart of the Annapurna. Trekkers also call it Khayer lake trek and Khopra ridge trek. The Khopra trek is absolutely incredible to see the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range from the very near. Khopra danda trek is the last camp of the trek which is totally in the leap of the Annapurna south. You can see Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III, Dhaulagiri IV, Gurja Peak, Tukuche Peak, Dhampus Peak, Thapa peak, Mt Fishtail and many other peaks. The view of the Kali Gandaki valley is even more incredible. The ultimate goal of the trek is to reach the Khayer lake 4500 meters and feel spiritual. The Lake is also known as a holy lake just behind the Annapurna south.


Khopra trek facts

Facts
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Duration14-15 Trek days, 2 days Arrival and Departure and 1 days for permit in total 17 days
Max. elevation 3640m (Khopra ridge) / 4660m (Kayer Lake)
StartKande
FinishNayapul
DifficultyModerate
Best TimeSpring and Autumn Season
Permits:ACCAP and TIMS Permit
AccommodationTea House

Khopra trek highlights

  • Enjoy an amazing sunrise over Dhaulagiri range and the Annapurna range.
  • Local communities run tea houses and their hospitality with the incredible view of the himalayan scenery.
  • Less crowded trek and has fewer inhabitants around the trek area.
  • Trek to sacred Khayer Lake which is behind the Annapurna south.
  • Cultural encounter with the local gurung people on Landruk, Ghandruk and splendid scenery from the Tadapani.

khopra trek itinerary

DayFromToAltitudeTime Duration
1Your DestinationKathmandu1350 M, 4430 FT.Your time
2KathmanduPokhara800 M, 2625 FT.8-9 Hours
3PokharaAustralian Camp2000 M, 6650 FT3-4 Hours
4Australian CampGhandruk2010M, 6601 FT6-7 Hours
5GhandrukTadapani2630 M, 8628 FT4-5 Hours
6TadapaniDobato3350 M, 10990 FT.5-6 Hours
7DobatoKhopra Danda3660 M, 12007 FT.7-8 Hours
8Khopra Danda to Hike Khayer lakeKhopra Danda4500 M, 14763 FT.8-9 Hours
9Khopra DandaSwanta2200 M, 7218 FT.6-7 Hours
10SwantaGhorepani2874 M, 9430 FT.3-4 Hours
11GhorepaniPokhara800 M, 2625 FT.7-8 Hours
12PokharaKathmandu1350 M, 4430 FT.7-8 Hours
13KathmanduYour DestinationN/AN/A

2. Pikey Peak trek less people Knows it

Pikey peak trek is another less crowded trek which ultimate goal is to reach the top of pikey peak. If you look about the Pikey peak, it is one of the best viewpoints and hilltop stations to see Mt. Everest Himalayan range without going to the Everest Trek. Known as a less crowded trek it is very suitable for the trekkers who have a short period of Holiday. This peak is also a small hill which gets the seasonal snow it’s top and becomes a mountain too. In fact, a pikey peak is a place where the local people take their animals to graze but later on, it is identified as the best viewpoint to see Everest so it became popular. Local people, their culture, local homestay and hospitality with the incredible view of the Himalayas are the major things to see on the Pikey peak trek.


Pikey peak trek facts

Facts
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Duration11 days Total, 2 days Arrival and Departure
Max. elevation 4065 Meter on pikey peak top
StartDhap
FinishBhandar
DifficultyModerate
Best TimeSpring and Autumn Season
Permits:Gauri Shanker National park permits
AccommodationHome Stay

Pikey peak trek highlights

  • Explore the unexplored trekking trails of Nepal.
  • Can see the local people, their lifestyle, culture and traditions.
  • Incredible hospitality of the local people on their Home Stay.
  • Enjoy an amazing sunrise over Mt Everest and other mountains located on the Everest himalyan regions. Makalu and Amadablam, Choyou, Lhotse, Nuptse and many other peaks you can see from the top of the Pikey peak.
  • Less crowded trek where there are very few tourists.
  • Monasteries and chorten along the trekking trails which are decorated with the colorful prayer flags.

Pikey peak trek itinerary

DayFromToAltitudeTime Duration
1Your DestinationKathmandu1350 M, 4430 FT.Your time
2KathmanduDhap2830 M, 9282 FT8-9 Hours
3DhapJhapre2920 M, 9577 FT3-4 Hours
4JhapreBulbule3250 M, 10,660 FT6-7 Hours
5BulbulePikey Peak4000 M4-5 Hours
6Pikey PeakGoli Gapchung2360 M, 7740 FT5-6 Hours
7Goli GapchungBhandar2200 M, 7216 FT7-8 Hours
8BhandarKathmandu1350 M, 4430 FT.8-9 Hours
9DepartureYour Destination  

3. Gosainkunda Trek

Gosainkunda trek is one of the popular, short and best treks of Langtang. Gosaikunda trek is suitable for the trekkers who want to enjoy nature in a very peaceful environment with the view of the Langtang Himalayan Range. Lake Gosaikunda is located at the height of 4380 meters from the sea level and known as one of the best-sacred places for the Hindu devotees. With the Gosainkunda lake, there are many other lakes around the area which all have important religious aspects. Talking about the beauty of the trek it is one of the best short treks that offers the complete packages of nature, culture, landscape and local people hospitality. You can start this trek from Dhunche, Sundarijal or Melamchi Bazar. You can also do the Gosaikunda pass and arrive at the Sundarijal or Melamchi Bazar.


Gosaikunda trek facts

Facts
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Duration8 days Total, 2 days Arrival and Departure
Max. elevation 4630 Gosaikunda top
StartDhunche
FinishDhunche
DifficultyModerate
Best TimeSpring and Autumn Season
Permits:Langtang National Park permit
AccommodationTea House

Gosaikunda trek highlights

  • Scenic but quite hard drive to Dhunche.
  • Observations of the Tamang People lifestyle, their culture, traditions and religions of the area.
  • Mesmerizing view of the Langtang Himalayan range including the Langtang Lirung, Langtang Lirung II and many other peaks of the Langtang Regions.
  • Less crowded trek from where you can see the super beautiful valleys.
  • Some Monasteries and chorten along the trekking trails which are decorated with the colorful prayer flags.
  • Hindu’s holy lake Gosaikunda, Bhairav Kunda, Gosaikunda temple and many other religious landmarks of the area.

Gosainkunda trek itinerary

DaysItineraryAltitudeTime
1Arrival in Kathmandu1350 MeterYour time
2Dhunche1,950 Mft6-7 Hours
3Cholang Pati2450 M6-7 hr
4Gosainkunda4380 M6 – 7 hr
5Sing Gompa350 M6-7 hr hr
6Dhunche1950 M6 hr
7Kathmandu1350 M6 hr
8Departure

4. Nar phu Valley Trek

The Nar Phu Valley trek is an excellent Himalayan wilderness experience which is unforgettable and spectacular. Nar Phu Valley trek trails are located in between Annapurna circuit trek and Manaslu circuit trek. The valley is also known as a hidden gem of the Annapurna Regions. This trek control regions and the permit can be only obtained through the department of immigration that is the reason the trek is quite less touristy. With the mesmerizing view of Annapurna range and Manaslu range, it could be one of your dream treks of Nepal where you will be encountered with the cultures and nature adequately. Koto is the starting point of the Nar Phu valley trek which goes inside the Nar Phu then exits through the Kang La pass to arrive at Nawal. Kang la pass 5320 Meter is the ultimate achievement of the trek.


Nar Phu Valley trek facts

Facts
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Duration12 days Total, 2 days Arrival and Departure
Max. elevation 5320 Meter, Kang La pass
StartKoto
FinishPisang
DifficultyAdventure
Best TimeSpring and Autumn Season
Permits:Nar Phu Special Permits, ANCAP permit
AccommodationTea House

Nar phu valley trek highlights

  • Surf into one of the remote and most cultural valleys of Nepal, Nar and Phu village and their unique cultures.
  • Drive to Koto which is scenic and quite rough as well. The drive is long but you can see many mountains on the way to Koto.
  • Trek through the green valley with the view of the Annapurna range to the Meta. You will walk through Nar Phu Khola the whole day by crossing the suspension bridge multiple times.
  • Visit one of the ancient villages Phu and Nar. You can see the Tibetan people and their cultures. You will also see the monasteries and couple of Chorten on the trails which are decorated with prayer flags.
  • Adventure Kang la pass with the splendid view of the Annapurna Range (Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, Manaslu, Himlung Himal and many other uncountable peaks) which will appear while walking on the trekking trails.
  • Encounter with the local people and their cultures.
  • You can also continue to Annapurna circuit trek after doing the Kang la pass trek.

Nar phu trek itinerary

DaysItineraryAltitudeTime
1Arrival in Kathmandu1350 MeterYour time
2Sightseeing in kathmandu1350 MWhole day
3Kathmandu to koto2610 M8-9 Hr
4Koto to Meta3500 M8-9 Hr
5Meta to Phu4250 M7-8 Hr
6Rest at Phu village4250 MRest
7Phu to Nar4130 M8-9 Hr
8Rest day at Nar4130 MRest
9Kang la pass then Ngwal3650 M9-10 Hr
10Ngwal to Pisang3200 M5-6 Hr
11Drive to Kathmandu1350 MWhole day
12Departure

5. Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum valley is the most isolated area to trek in northern Gorkha in the Manaslu regions. The Tsum valley trek is to explore the beauty of the high Himalayas along with the Tibetan types of people’s lifestyle and cultures. Known as a hidden gems Tsum valley offers you a unique trek experience as you stay like a homestay in a local people house. Manaslu Tsum valley trekking is to get in touch with the Tibetan Buddhist religions as you see the dozens of monasteries in this small valley. There are female monks and Male monks separately plus schools where monks can study Buddhism. It is control regions from the Government that is the reason it is a less crowded trek. Trekkers can see Shringi (7,187m), Ngadi Chuli (7,871m), Buddha Himal, Himal Chuli (7,893m), Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal and many other mountains.


Tsum Valley trek facts

Facts
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Duration18 days in Total, 2 days Arrival and Departure, 1 Day is for permits arrangements
Max. elevation 4600 Meter, Mu Gompa
StartSoti khola
FinishSoti Khola
DifficultyModerate
Best TimeSpring and Autumn Season
Permits:Tsum Valley Special Permits, ANCAP permit
AccommodationTea House

Tsum valley trek highlights

  • Trek into one of the remote valleys of Nepal where you can see the tibetan people and their lifestyle.
  • Observations of the unique cultures and local people of the trekking trails in the lower parts of the trek route.
  • Feel the spiritual while trekking to the Tsum Valley area. You can see the many monasteries such as rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa, Gumba Lungdang and many other monasteries.
  • Uncountable Mani walls and Chorten along the trek areas.
  • Splendid view of the Shringi (7,187m), Ngadi Chuli (7,871m), Buddha Himal, Himal Chuli (7,893m), Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal

Tsum Valley trek itinerary

DaysItineraryAltitudeTime
1Arrival in Kathmandu1350 MeterYour time
2Sightseeing1350 Mfull day
3Soti Khola775 M8-9 hr
4Machha Khola900 M6 – 7 hr
5Jagat1340 M6-7 hr
6Lokpa2260 M6 hr
7Chumling2360 M5-6 hr
8Rachen Gompa3300 M6-7 hr
9Mu Gompa3700 M5-6 hr
10Mu GompaExplorationFull day
11Rainjam2600 Mete5-6 hr
12Gomba Lungdang3200 M6 hr
13Ripchet2450 M5-6 hr
14Lokpa2240 M6 hr
15Dovan1070 Meter7-8 hr
16Soti Khola700 M6-7 hr
17Kathmandu1350 Meter7-8 hr
18Departure

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