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New Trekking Routes in Nepal

Recently, The Government of Nepal has opened new routes which are culturally and naturally popular. Trekking to this area traveler encounters lonely villages, flora and fauna, deepest valleys. Most of the popular newly open treks are mentioned below

Nepal is home to some of the most spectacular trekking destinations in the world. It offers beautiful locations and destinations for trekking and many other activities. Nepal also has many cultures and customs that reflect the country’s diversity beautifully. Nepal is an ideal place for adventure, spiritual cleansing, and cultural encounters.

In Nepal, many areas which could otherwise have been prime new trekking routes destinations, still remain forbidden to outsiders. Due to their proximity to the Tibetan border, several trekking areas were restricted to non-nationals in the past. However, the Government of Nepal lifted off such restrictions in some trekking areas. Moreover, some of these newly opened trekking routes are now giving tough competition to two of the most popular trekking regions in this country; the Everest and the Annapurna trekking region.

We have below listed Most Amazing New trekking routes in Nepal that have much potential of satisfying every trekker.

Panch Pokhari Trekking

The Panch Pokhari is a newly introduced hiking trail in Nepal. Panch Pokhari (4,100 m) is located northeast of Kathmandu at the base of the Jugal Himal. This place has cultural, religious, and ecological importance as well. An important festival, the Janai Purnima festival, is held here every year in August. People of Brahmin castes come here for the ritual for changing of the sacred thread (Janai) they wear around their bodies.

Panch Pokhari Trekking

Thus, the five ponds (Panch Pokhari) here are regarded as sacred ponds. Situated at the base of the Jugal Himal, the ecology is pretty diverse and of significant importance. The trek takes you through Sherpa and Tamang villages, so it’s something of a Nepal cultural trek.

Panch Pokhari is a group of 5 Hindu holy lakes which lies in Sindhupalchowk District. It is 9th altitude wetland in the world. The lake is a popular destination for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Panch Pokhari is relatively unexplored, pristine and best-kept secret of nature.

Panch Pokhari Trekking really starts from Chautara. Chautara is the district headquarter of Sindhupalchok District. It has amazing beauty and moreover, indescribable sceneries. Through the trek, you will get to experience traditional Tamang and Sherpa culture as well. Also, for those visitors who are looking for a spiritual, peaceful, and beautiful trek, this camping trek is an ideal one.

Panch Pokhari Trekking Facts

Trek Location:Bhotang, Sindhupalchowk
Surface Elevation: ‎4,100 m (13,500 ft)
Best Time to Visit: April, May, September, October, November.
Trekking Duration: 6 to 14 days depending upon the itinerary
Culture: Newar, Brahmin, Chhetri, Gurung
Accommodation: Camping Trek Recommended

Panch Pokhari Trek Highlights:

  • A holy pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhist religions.
  • Explore marvelous views of many stunning Himalayas like Gauri Shankar, Langtang, Jugal, Dorje Lakpa
  • Experience the Sherpa and Tamang villages and their lifestyles
  • Explore Panch Pokhari, terraced fields, beautiful rural sceneries, and unique living style

Panch Pokhari Trek Itinerary:

Day 01: Your arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive to Bhotang Village (1800 meters)
Day 03: Trek to Nasimpati
Day 04: Trek to Panch Pokhari Lakes (4100 meters)
Day 05: Trek down to Bhotang village
Day 06: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 07: Final departure

Tamang Heritage Trail

The ´Tamang Heritage Trail Trek´ one of the nearest trekking destination from Kathmandu. On this moderate seven-day trek just North of Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, get up close with the Tamang people while trekking amid green valleys and snow-capped mountains. The Tamang Heritage trail has the added benefit of providing sustainable economic benefit to the local community.

Tamang Heritage Trail

This trek is thrilling and new trekking routes located between Langtang and the Ganesh Himal. The area is culturally rich and traditionally fascinating close to Tibetan border, the local Tamang people are some of the warmest, sincere and most welcoming people in Nepal. Within easy access of Kathmandu valley we ascend the road north towards the Tibetan borderlands and enjoy a relatively gentle circuit trek through charming villages, terraced fields, and peaceful valleys where only the most discerning trekkers go.

En route, we enjoy panoramic mountain views of the nearby peaks and soak in the natural hot springs at Tatopani. Continuing north towards Tibet we soak up the heritage and appreciate a local fort, monastery and exquisite local architecture of the Tamang homes. As we near the end of the trek we enjoy a home stay experience in Briddim and have a full day to relax and discover more about the local traditions of this wonderful region.

Tamang Heritage Trekking Facts:

Trek Location:Langtang Region, Nepal
Surface Elevation: ‎Nagthali Danda (3,300 m./ 10,826 ft.)
Best Time to Visit: April, May, September, October, November.
Trekking Duration: 9 to 14 days depending upon the itinerary
Culture: Tamang Culture
Accommodation: Homestay / Tea House Trek Recommended

Tamang Heritage Trail Highlights:

  • Experience a cultural trek in which you can learn about one of Nepal’s Tibetan.
  • Influenced hill tribes, and directly contribute to their rural economy
  • Luxuriate in the hot spring waters at Tatopani
  • Stay in a local homestay in Briddim, to learn more about the Tamang people and their way of life
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Ganesh Himal, the Langtang Himalayas, and the Gosainkund range

Tamang Heritage Trail Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 1,460 m./ 4,790 ft.
Day 3: Syabrubesi to Gatlang 2,238 m./ 7,342 ft.
Day 4: Gatlang to Tatopani 2,380 m./ 7,808 ft.
Day 5: Tatopani to Thuman 2,238 m./ 7,342 ft.
Day 6: Thuman to Briddim 2,239 m./ 7,345 ft.
Day 7: Briddim to Syabrubesi 1,460 m./ 4,790 ft.
Day 8: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 9: Departure

Lumba Sumba Trek

Lumba – Sumba trek traverses through one of the least frequented trails of eastern Nepal between tow Himalayan giants, Kanchenjunga (8,586m) and Makalu (8,463m). This Special Trek to this magical land in eastern Nepal is a fully organized Trek. This is a challenging trek where trekkers face extreme remoteness, high altitude and most importantly the fun of walking adventure.

Lumba Sumba Trek

Throughout the challenging trek, there are several rewards. Pleasant walk through the beautiful woods of colorful rhododendrons and diverse species of birds, the close views of Himalayan peaks in Kanchenjunga and Makalu Himalayan Ranges and great cultural encounters in the frequent traditional villages are rewards that would remain forever in the mind and soul of every trekker who has undertaken this Spring Special Trek.

The Lumba Sumba Pass at a height of 5,177 meter above sea level is the highest point of Lumba sumba pass trek. The three week trek ends at Num, from where we drive to Khandbari and then to the Tumlingtar Airport where the flight to Kathmandu awaits us.

Lumba Sumba Trek Facts

Trek Location:Makalu / Kanchenjunga Region, Nepal
Surface Elevation: Lumba Sumba Pass (5177 m)
Best Time to Visit: April, May, September, October, November.
Trekking Duration: 16 to 25 days depending upon the itinerary
Culture: Sherpa, Magar, Tamang, Rai, Newar and Limbu Culture
Accommodation: Camping Trek Recommended

Lumba Sumba Trek Highlights:

  • Visit the tea-station of Ilam, one of Nepal’s best-kept secrets
  • A new route connecting the highest trekking routes in Nepal from east to west
  • Re-discover the original trail to Everest used by early mountaineers in the early 20th century
  • Camp at the remote Olangchun Gola village where traditional carpets are hand-spun sheep wool

Lumba Sumba Trek Itinerary:

Day 01: Fly Kathmandu – Biratnagar (35 min) – Suketar (25 min) and trek to Mitlang (909m) – 6 to 7 hours walk
Day 02: Trek to Chiruwa (1246m) – 5 to 6 hours walk
Day 03: Trek to Pembu (1,486m) – 5 to 6 hours walk
Day 04: Trek to Selep Kharka (2,525m) – 5 to 6 hours walk
Day 05: Trek to Olangchung Gola (3,208m) – 5 to 6 hours walk
Day 06: Trek to Langmale (3,893m) – 5 to 6 hours walk
Day 07: Trek to Pass Camp (4,747m) – 5 to 6 hours walk
Day 08: Trek to Chaurikharka (4,594m) – 6 to 7 hours walk
Day 09: Trek to Thudam (3,500m) – 5 to 6 hours walk
Day 10: Trek to Kharka (2,877m) – 6 hours walk
Day 11: Trek to Chyamthang (2,229m) – 5 to 6 hours walk
Day 12: Trek to Hatiya (1,595m) – 5 to 6 hours walk
Day 13: Trek to Gola – 5 to 6 hours walk
Day 14: Trek to Gadhi (1,800m) – 5 to 6 hours walk
Day 15: Trek to Khandbari and drive to Biratnagar
Day 16: Flight to Kathmandu, overnight hotel

Khayer Lake / Khopra Danda Trek

Khayer Lake Trek is new trekking routes in Annapurna region situated between classic Annapurna Base Camp and Jomsom trekking trail. It is a newly promoted beautiful Trekking route with mix culture of Gurung and Magar people and exceptional mountain views over the many Himalayas including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Nilgiri from Khopra Ridge and Poon Hill.

Khopra Danda Trek

Annapurna region into the wild frigid regions underneath Annapurna South is requesting however well worth the exertion. Khopra danda and Khair Lake trek is the most scenic and unspoiled short trek in the Annapurna Himalayas. The trek goes off the busy trekking trail and offers brilliant mountain scenery, wilderness, landscape and classic trekking adventure in the Himalayas.

Even though the trail goes off the busy routes of Annapurna, basic community run tea houses make the trek cost effective and more ethical by paying directly to community. This short trek in Annapurna passes through the popular Annapurna trail at the beginning and then climbs to the butresses of Annapurna South avoiding the crowd.

Khopra Danda Trek Facts

Trek Location:Annapurna Region, Nepal
Surface Elevation: Khopra Danda (12,007 feet / 3,660 m)
Best Time to Visit: April, May, September, October, November.
Trekking Duration: 10 to 15 days depending upon the itinerary
Culture: Gurungs, Magars, Brahmins, Chhetris & Dalits Culture
Accommodation: Tea House Recommended

Khopra Danda Trek Highlights:

  • Great views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range.
  • Visit Ghorepani village and enjoy morning hike to the Poonhill.
  • Enjoy off the beaten path fo the Khopra Ridge with comparatively less crowd on the trail.
  • Opportunity to dip in Hot Spring at Tatopani which is believed to be the cure for many illnesses.

Khopra Danda Trek / Khayer Lake Trek Itinerary:

Day 1: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (2,590 m)
Day 2: Drive to Syauli Bazar and trek 5 hrs to Tadapani (2,590 m)
Day 3: Trek to Bayeli Kharka (3,420m) – 5 hrs
Day 4: Trek to Upper Chistibung (2,975m) – 5 hrs
Day 5: Trek to Kopra Ridge (3,660m) – 4 hrs
Day 6: Rest day at Kopra Ridge – Day hike of Khaire Lake (4,500 m / 10 hrs)
Day 7: Trek to Swanta Village (2,200m) – 6 hrs
Day 8: Trek to Ulleri (2,050m) – 6 hrs
Day 9: Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara
Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu

Limi Valley Trek

Limi Valley is new trekking routes and officially opened for the trekkers in 2002. Limi valley trek is one of the most remote trek of Nepal and situated in far west and northern part of the Nepal which is also one of the poorest district of Nepal and very close and relatively similar as Tibet. Limi valley is the hidden valley of Nepal and a stepping-stone to Mount Kailash in Tibet.

New Trekking Routes in Nepal

Trekking to Limi Valley also throws you an opportunity to peep into floral and faunal species, which are rare and endangered. Hundreds of species of herbal plants and animal species like blue sheep, wild horses, and snow leopards can be sighted during the trek if you are lucky enough.

This fascinating trek is an offbeat camping trek in far-west Nepal, where life seems easy despite every hardship the people of Limi Valley have endured for centuries.

Limi Valley Trek Facts:

Trek Location:Humla Region, Nepal
Surface Elevation: Nyalu La (16,000 ft/ 4,900 m)
Best Time to Visit: April, May, September, October, November.
Trekking Duration: 17 to 23 days depending upon the itinerary
Culture: Bhotias Brahmins & Chhetris Culture
Accommodation: Camping Trek Recommended

Limi Valley Trek Highlights:

  • Trek for 2 weeks through the spectacular and varied Limi Valley
  • Follow the Karnali river as it cuts through spectacular rock formations
  • Bathe in the healing Chugzur hot springs
  • Cross over breathtaking 16,000 ft (4,900 m) passes
  • Wander through ancient Buddhist monasteries

Limi Valley Trek Itinerary:

Day 1: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Day 2: Flight to Simikot
Day 3: Trek from Simikot to Dharapori
Day 4: Trek from Dharapori to Kermi
Day 5: Trek from Kermi to Yalbang
Day 6: Trek from Yalbang to Tumkot Khola
Day 7: Trek from Tumkot to Thado Dunga
Day 8: Trek from Yari to Hilsa via Nara La Pass
Day 9: Trek from Hilsa to Manipeme
Day 10: Trek from Manipeme to Til Village
Day 11: Trek from Til village to Chagzur hot springs via Halji Chagzur hot springs
Day 12: Rest day at Chagzur (Tashi Thang) hot spring
Day 13: Trek to Jade/Nyalu base camp
Day 14: Trek from Nyalu base camp to Sheng Jungma
Day 15: Trek from Sheng Jungma to Langdogd Base
Day 16: Trek from Langdogd Base to Lekh Dinga
Day 17: Trek from Lekh Dinga to Simikot
Day 18: Flight Simikot – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu

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Kulendra Baral

Kulendra Baral is a travel and tourism specialist in Nepal. In 2004, Nepal Visitors was established and promoting the Nepal Tourism. Nepal Visitors is a travel information provider side where Nepalese travel related agencies are affiliated

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