The destination of amazing Himalayan ranges supported by the rich diversity of plants, animals, culture, and tradition of multi ethnic people. Nepal has unique climatic condition from lower terai to the peak of Mt. Everest. The Variation in the landscape, glacier lakes, waterfalls, freshwater flowing rivers, snow-capped mountains, green hills and many more are gifts of Nature which attracts you to visit Nepal.
There are certain treks in Nepal which are less explored and not exposed in the front page of travel sites but they are much beautiful and adventurous as other popular treks. These hidden treks are also known as off beaten trek.
Nepal off beaten treks /less popular treks are:-
1. Manaslu trek
Manaslu trek leads you in front of Manaslu (8163m). The eighth highest peak of the world lies in Mansiri Himal of Himalayan range at Gorkha district – Nepal. The Manaslu trek offers wonderful scenic beauty and adventurous trek. It is the hidden trek with hidden beauty of Nepal. It offers amazing landscape, monasteries, sight striking the white hanaging mountains, diversified plants and animals, a Tibetan culture and hospitality. You will not only fulfill your travel goal but will definitely enjoy with uniqueness of the place from rest of the world.
The government of Nepal allows the Manaslu trek permit in 1991 AD. Trek covers 177 kilometers following an ancient salt trading route along the Budhi Gandaki River. The Manaslu trek begins from Soti Khola, crossing rivers, seeing 10 peaks above 6500m and 7000m high as a background of wonderful land arrangement and vegetation and takes you upto Syange as end point of trek.
Manaslu trek is off beaten trek of Nepal, because the route of manaslu trek is closest to Nepal – China border and the permit is high in the place nearby boarder. Less popularity, compulary of local guides for getting permit are reasons causing less crowd of tourist here. This is the best place for treking and should not miss from your travel diary.
2. Dolpo trek
The Dolpo region is another off beaten trail. Trek guides you to the mysterious land Dolpo, a remote area of Far western region – Nepal. It is in Dolpa district, Karnali Pradesh and boarded to Tibet in North. It is the wonderful part of Himalayan range which is further categorized into two parts in sense of trekking route .
- Upper-Dolpo trek
- Lower- Dolpo trek
i. Upper – Dolpo trek
Upper – Dolpo trek takes you up to 5151m high in the place Kang la pass. Even though Upper – Dolpo trek is off beaten trek, it is hidden paradise. The place is habitat of rare animal of the world – the snow leopard and blue ship. You will see 800 years – old Shey monastery and the deepest lake of Nepal, Shey Phoksundo. View of high peaks of Himalayan range: Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Kanjiroba and you will pass through Lower Dolpa. Amazing landscape leads you to the different world of imagination. The hospitality of people, different culture their lifestyle with adjustment on remoteness is best part to live and learn.
Dolpo Trekking route is Nepal off beaten trek and covers less crowd of tourist because of remoteness of place, less popularity and high permit cost 500 USD. Upper Dolpo trek without guide is not allowed.
ii. Lower- Dolpo trek
The best choice of off beaten path experience is Lower Dolpo trek. The trek route passes through Shey – Phoksundo National Park. You will have wonderful background of mountains, visit in Buddhist monasteries, yak caravan, the evolutionary change of life, remoteness, barren landscape gives you totally a different experience.
Lower- Dolpo trek also provides an opportunity to be in front of deepest lake of the world, she Phoksundo lake. You can also explore the traditional salt trade route of Tibet to Nepal. This place is very special place even for making documentaries movie related to Himalayan life as well. The place comes is highlight after the movie Caravan filmed in Upper- Dolpo.
3.Upper Mustang trek
Nepal off beaten trek with less crowd of tourist is Upper Mustang as well. To have an experience of the true mountain life of Nepal, Upper Mustang trek is the best option. Mustang is cold desert where treeless landscape, reduced alpine vegetation, Buddhist monasteries and Tibetan culture welcomes you.
Mustang is an ancient forbidden Kingdom highly influenced by Tibetan tradition. Lo mathang, the cultural and religious heritage is an immortal history of Mustang. It was the unofficial capital of Mustang and a part of the Tibetan kingdom of Gungthang since 1830.
Scenery of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna (8091m), Manaslu (8156m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), Machapuchhre (6993m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Tilicho Peak (7134m) and Nilgiri (6940m) is beyond imagination. Trek path follows the deepest gorge Kaligandaki, non – green rocky hills with various patterns and erosion via wind. The place without greenery and non- desert soil texture, no precipitation make it different from remaining world. Visiting Upper mustang is a clear observation of mysteries on Earth’s landscape. For an adventurous trekker, Upper – mustang trek is a part of challenge and importance to complete your travel diary.
Upper Mustang trek remain as an off beaten trek of Nepal due to very remote and rough path. But in fact trekking in well fascinating place doesn’t gives pleasure. For a real trek natural landscape without man-made infrastructure keeps more value and gives more pleasure.
4.Kanchenjunga base camp trek
“Kanchenjunga” literally gets its name from “Kang – chen – zod – nga” and its meaning is Five Great Treasuries of the Snow. The Third highest mountain of the world Kanchenjunga ( 8585m) is believe as home of god who gives goodwill and prosperity to people. Local people of Kanchanjunga region worship the mountain today also. This mountain massive has got history of creating many destructive avalanches and remain as a challenge for climbers.
Kanchenjunga base camp trek offers remote path, so less crowd attempt this trek. The spectacular Mountain View, amazing landscape, unique and colorful local culture, diversified flora and fauna are great to observe.
5.Nar phu Valley Trek
Nar phu valley trek is situated in Annapurna circuit trekking part for the period of 17/18 days. The trek can start along the Annapurna circuit trekking trail Kathmandu to Besishar or Chame, Lamjung District by private or local vehicle then trek can start Nar Phu valley trek. Koto, Tilche,Ngalt, Chame villageis the main staring point of Nar Phu valley trekking and then cross kangala-pass join in Nyeshang valleys trek then trek can continue to high pass throng-la or can return to down same way end in Basishar then back to Kathmandu. If continue trek high pass trek will take you to Mustang vallays and Pokhara and finally back to Kathmandu, Nepal.
Nepal off beaten trek have more Challenges and its remoteness is opportunity for an explorer. Visit a new place without judging the crowd on your path. The place will become blessed with your good steps. We and our team are always ready to support you for your destination towards off beaten trek of Nepal.