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Top 5 Base Camp Treks in Nepal

Base camp is the final point for any treks in Nepal. Reaching out to the base camp provides a sense of achievement to the trekkers’. It is also the meeting point for the travelers around the world. Lots of hard works, dedication, patience, and energy are needed to the reach the base camp. When you reach the base camp, it’s a proud moment to be remembered in your entire life.

Trekkers’ who are planning for base camp treks in Nepal have lots of options available for. Each base camp treks provide a close-up view of the massifs mountains that any travelers want to experience. Meanwhile, choosing the best base camp treks in Nepal can be really challenging. Hence, to solve and choose the best base camp treks in Nepal. We have listed out the top 5 best base camp treks in Nepal.

Top 5 Base Camp Treks in Nepal

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest base camp trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world. It provides a panoramic view of amazing mountains such as; Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Nuptse (7861m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6816m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Pumori (7161m), Mt. Thamserku (6608m), Mt. Lobuche East (6119m), Island Peak (6189m), Mt. Cholatse (6440m) and other mountain ranges.

Likewise, you can also observe the lifestyle of Sherpa; the world great climbers. Trek route to Everest Base Camp (EBC) passes through one of the world heritage site listed in UNESCO (Sagarmatha National Park).  Explore different flora and fauna and the ancient big monasteries (Tengboche, Khumjung, and Pangboche) that existed for many years.

Gorak Shep to EBC, Nepal by Scott Biales on 500px.com

Trek Highlights
  • Maximum Altitude: Kalapathar (5545m)
  • Days: 14
  • Difficulty: Moderate
Itinerary
DaysDestinationAltitude (m)
1Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Phakding2650
2Trek to Namche Bazar3440
3Day hike around Namche Bazar3440
4Trek to Tengboche3876
5Trek to Dingboche4410
6Day hike around Dingboche4410
7Trek to Lobuche4936
8Trek to Gorak Shep. Visit Everest Base Camp5180
9Trek to Kala Pathar. Back to Pheriche4230
10Trek to Namche Bazar3440
11Trek to Lukla2860
12Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu1320
Best Season
  • Spring (March to May)
  • Autumn (September to November)
Food & Accommodation

During Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek, we will be staying in Teahouse. Teahouse is the basic guest house which has a kitchen, one dining hall (social gathering spot) and private rooms on twin sharing basis. It also has common bathrooms which are equipped with hot shower (with additional charges).

For foods (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), teahouse serves one of the most famous dishes: Nepali Dal Bhat (rice, curry, pickles, and lentils), as well as a variety of different western food items, such as fried rice, pizzas, noodles, and soup.

Read More: Everest Base Camp Trek Cost: USD  1250 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is another popular and classical treks in the world. The Annapurna Base Camp route passes through spectacular and tranquil landscapes, charming Gurung and Magar villages, lush green Rhododendron (in spring season), bamboo and alpine forests. You will also get a chance to observe traditional lifestyle in a typical Nepali village (Birethanti, Hile, Thikedhunga, Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Choomrong).

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) starts from Pokhara; the city of a lake. Lots of adventurous activities; Paragliding, Zip Liner, and Ultralight can be done during the sightseeing tour in Pokhara. During the trekking, you can also view best sunrise and sunset from Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. From ABC, you can view Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchre, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Annapurna Glacier and Annapurna mountain ranges.

Prayer flags, Annapurna Base Camp by Jonny Vanags on 500px.com

Trek Highlights
  • Maximum Altitude: Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
  • Days: 13
  • Difficulty: Moderate
Itinerary
DaysDestinationAltitude (m)
1Drive to Pokhara820
2Drive to Nayapul. Trek to Thikhe Dunga1530
3Trek to Ghorepani2860
4Trek to Tadapani2660
5Trek to Sinuwa2300
6Trek to Deurali3230
7Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)4130
8Trek to Bamboo2400
9Trek to Jhinu Danda1780
10Trek to Siwai. Drive to Pokhara820
11Drive to Kathmandu1320
Best Season
  • Spring (March to May)
  • Autumn (September to November)
Food & Accommodation

Annapurna Base Camp Trek route also has a Teahouse accommodation which is the basic guest house. Teahouse has a kitchen, one dining hall (social gathering spot) and private rooms on twin sharing basis. It also has common bathrooms which are equipped with hot shower (with additional charges).

For foods (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), teahouse serves one of the most famous dishes: Nepali Dal Bhat (rice, curry, pickles, and lentils), as well as a variety of different western food items, such as fried rice, pizzas, noodles, and soup.

Read More: Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost: USD  695 

Manaslu Base Camp Trek

Manaslu Base Camp Trek is one of most admired destination among trekkers under the restricted trekking region in Nepal. Manaslu base camp provides the magnificent views of Mt. Manaslu (8163m), the eighth tallest mountain in the world, associated with a chance to witness the rich local heritage, biological diversity of the region, glaciers, and lakes.

The highest point that you can reach is the ‘Larkya La Pass’ (5160m) which is widely believed to be one of the most dramatic passes crossing the Mountains. From Larkya La Pass, it offers a panoramic mountain view of Manaslu ranges.

Base camp under Manaslu summit by Saulius Damulevičius on 500px.com

Trek Highlights
  • Maximum Altitude: Larkya La (5160m)
  • Days: 14
  • Difficulty: Strenuous (Tough)
Itinerary
DaysDestinationAltitude (m)
1Drive to Sotikhola710
2Trek to Machha Khola900
3Trek to Jagat1410
4Trek to Deng1804
5Trek to Namrung2630
6Trek to Sama Gaun3530
7Day hike around Sama Gaun3530
8Trek to Samdo3860
9Trek to Larkya Base Camp4460
10Trek to Bimthang via Larkya La5160
11Trek to Dharapani1900
12Drive to Kathmandu1320
Best Season
  • Spring (March to May)
  • Autumn (September to November)
Food & Accommodation

During our trek to Manaslu Base Camp, we will spend our night in a basic guest house – Teahouse. Generally, teahouse serves full board meals which include; Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Most of the teahouses’ have a kitchen, one dining hall (social gathering spot) and private rooms on twin sharing basis. It also has common bathrooms which are equipped with hot shower (with additional charges).

Read More: Manaslu Base Camp Trek Cost: USD  1050

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is best suitable for trekkers who love natures and less crowded path. Trek route proceeds through the pine, juniper, rice field and rhododendron forest and the Mardi Rivers. Mardi Himal trek route offers the mesmerizing view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna Ranges, and Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Fishtail (In Nepali, Machhapuchhare) etc. Don’t miss to experience the rich culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Gurung community.

Mardi Himal by saugat joshi on 500px.com

Trek Highlights
  • Maximum Altitude: Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500m)
  • Days: 10
  • Difficulty: Normal
Itinerary
DaysDestinationAltitude (m)
1Drive from Pokhara to Phedi. Trek to Pothana1990
2Trek to Low Camp3150
3Trek to High Camp4100
4Explore Mardi Himal Base Camp4500
5Trek to Low Camp3150
6Trek to Siding1280
7Trek to Milan Chowk. Drive to Pokhara820
Best Season
  • Spring (March to May)
  • Autumn (September to November)
Food & Accommodation

During our trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp, we will spend our night in a basic guest house – Teahouse. Generally, teahouse serves full board meals which include; Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Most of the teahouses’ have a kitchen, one dining hall (social gathering spot) and private rooms on twin sharing basis. It also has common bathrooms which are equipped with hot shower (with additional charges).

Read More: Mardi Himal Camp Trek Cost: USD  575

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga base camp trek is perfect trekking route for trekkers who want to be in the remote regions of Nepal. From base camp, you can enjoy a close-up view of Mount Kanchenjunga (8586) which is the third highest mountain in the world and other magnificent mountains. The trail starts through Pipal trees and untouched villages. You can experience the local culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Rai, Limbu, and Sherpa inhabitants.

Kanchendzonga range of the himalayas at first light of sunrise by Nutthavood Punpeng on 500px.com

Trek Highlights
  • Maximum Altitude: Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek (5143m)
  • Days: 26
  • Difficulty: Strenuous (Tough)
Itinerary
DaysDestinationAltitude (m)
1Fly to Bhadrapur. Drive to Illam3636
2Drive to Taplejung. Trek to Mitlung921
3Trek to Chiruwa1270
4Trek to Sukethum1579
5Trek to Amjlosa2308
6Trek to Gybala2730
7Trek to Ghunsa3595
8Acclimatization Day
9Trek to Khangpachen4050
10Trek to Lhonak4780
11Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp5143
12Trek to Ghunsa3595
13Trek to High Camp4100
14Trek to Tseram3870
15Trek to Ramche4580
16Explore around Yalung Base Camp4500
17Trek to Anda Phedi3390
18Trek to Tortong2995
19Trek to Yamphudin2080
20Trek to Khebang1915
21Trek to Khanidingbe1200
22Drive to Birtamod300
23Drive to Bhadrapur. Fly to Kathmandu1320
Best Season
  • Spring (March to May)
  • Autumn (September to November)
Food & Accommodation

During our trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp, we will spend our night in a basic guest house – Teahouse. Generally, teahouse serves full board meals which include; Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Most of the teahouses’ have a kitchen, one dining hall (social gathering spot) and private rooms on twin sharing basis. It also has common bathrooms which are equipped with hot shower (with additional charges).

Read More: Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Cost: USD  2550

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