5 Trekking Destinations in Nepal That Have Been Ignored For Far Too Long

Travelers worldwide consider Nepal as one of the most loved tourist destinations. The world knows Nepal by its collection of some of the tallest mountains, medieval monuments and range of adventure activities Among these activities, Trekking in Nepal makes the top half of the adventure seekers everywhere.

Here are 5 of those trekking destination in Nepal which have been ignored far too long.


Dolpo is a high-altitude culturally Tibetan region in the western Himalaya of Nepal. Situated in the Trans-Himalaya of Nepal, bordering with Tibet (China) in the north Dolpo offers an exquisite adventure-travel experience of remote and rugged mountain terrains of Nepal.

Duration Max Elevation Trek Style Best Months
20+ Days 5,190m/17,023ft Camping Mar-Oct

Still largely unexplored it is one of the remotest and least exposed areas of northern Nepal offering rare opportunities to explore many unseen parts of the region. [More on Upper & Lower Dolpo]

Tsum Valley 

Isolated from the modern world, the Tsum valley was opened for tourists in 2007. The name ‘Tsum’ came from the Tibetan word called ‘Tsombo,’ meaning vivid. Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha, Nepal, against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal and Sringi Himal and Boudha ranges.


Max Elevation Trek Style

Best Months

16+ Days

5,093m Tea House Mar-May & Sep-Nov

Least known to the outside world, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. Many religious and archaeological relics still intact and unexplored at many places. [More on Tsum Valley Trek]

Manaslu Circuit

Manaslu Circuit Trek (Traverse trek) is a popular trek in Nepal. The best all-round trek in northern Nepal , Manaslu circuit trek can certainly be a great alternative to Annapurna circuit trek.


Max Elevation Trek Style Best Months
17 + Days 5,135m/16,847ft Tea House

Mar-May & Sep-Nov

Still relatively unexplored, Manaslu trek leads to high Himalayan passes through ethnic Tibetan villages, with the spectacular views of snow-peaks and campsites.  Officially opened in 1991, officials grants permit to access this restricted to limited number of trekkers each year, therefore, adding further appeal to the trek. [More on Manaslu Circuit Trek]


Rolwaling trek can be a great adrenaline rush trek in Nepal. Crossing over one of the highest passes of the world, Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755m/18,881ft), to get into the Khumbu Valley has made this trek popular among adventurers.


Max Elevation Trek Style Best Months

25 Days

5,755m/18,881ft Camping Mar-Jun & Sep-Dec

Rolwaling valley is located in the east-central region of Nepal, along the Tibet border, containing several ethnic Sherpa villages scattered in the region. Rolwaling Himalayan range includes Melungtse (7,181m/23,559ft) and Melungtse II (7,023m/23,041ft) and Gauri Shankar (7,134m/23,405ft), with some other 50 additional peaks. [More on Rolwaling Trek]

Makalu Base Camp

Makalu Base Camp Trekking opens windows to enjoy both the high Himalayan Mountains and the cultural life that thrives on their laps.


Max Elevation Trek Style

Best Months

25 Days

5,000m/16,404ft Camping

Mar-Jun & Sep-Dec

The trek offers some of the most outstanding sceneries of lush tropical greens of Arun Valley, Makalu and its tributaries as well as Khumbakarna mountain range. The highlight of the trip will be the rarely seen Kangshung face of Everest, which can be seen from the Makalu base camp. [More on Makalu Base Camp Trek]

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