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Top 10 Nepal trips you should consider for 2020

Thinking of New Year’s resolutions? Why not resolve to see more of Nepal? From high Himalayan mountains to the plain lowland of Terai, Nepal is made up of so many diverse destinations that it’s hard to decide which place in Nepal deserves the distinction. With so diverse destinations, the activity and things to do in Nepal also varies widely. That’s why we, at Highland Expeditions have come up with the best of Nepal trips for 2020.

Read below to find out the top 10 Nepal trips for 2020. 

1. Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

Everest base camp trek is truly one of the greatest treks in the world and it is unquestionably on the bucket list of most adventurers. The breathtaking scenery, hospitality and culture of Sherpa people, the base camp of the world’s highest mountain and many more are the highlights of the trek. For 2020, why not add a bit of fun by concluding with a helicopter fight back instead of walking all the way? This way you get to see mountains from high and above while overlooking the trail you walked past from your window seat.

Link to the trip: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

2. Island Peak Climb

If you have previously done high altitude trek and is looking for something challenging then this trip might suit your preference. Island peak standing tall at 6189m is a perfect peak for people looking to climb their first Himalayan peak. We recommend you do the Everest base camp trek or probably Three high passes for better acclimatization before heading to Island peak straight from Lukla.

Link to the trip: Island Peak Climb with Everest Base Camp Trek

3. Annapurna Circuit Trek

One of the classic Nepal trek offering diverse views, geographic variation and cultural richness, Annapurna circuit trek remains still one of the greatest treks in the world. Cross Thorung La Pass (5416m), get awe-inspired by Annapurna range, seek salvation in Muktinath, savour the delicious apple pie and more on this classic trek. Alternately, if you are short in time you can opt to fly out from Jomsom airport to Pokhara cutting the last leg of the trek to Pokhara.

Link to the trip: Annapurna Circuit Trek

4. Everest Three High Passes Trek

Three high passes of 5000m above in a single trek may sound a lot more challenge but the views on this trek are unlike anything you will see. Complete full Everest circuit, visit the hidden villages and lakes, see Everest and other peaks from different angles and return home with the ultimate sense of achievement. No technical gears required and the views aren’t any shorter as from the summit of 6000m peaks.

Link to the trip: Everest Three High Passes Trek

5. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

The most popular trek in Annapurna region taking you to the south base camp of Mt. Annapurna and Poonhill, viewpoint. A perfect trek for people looking for a moderate grade trek that doesn’t exceed 4130m. The trek starts and ends at Pokhara which adds another reason to visit this region. Feel enclosed in the chamber of Annapurna ranges, witness panoramic views from Poonhill, Chill by the lake at Pokhara and plunge in the hot spring at Jhinu. We highly recommend you to combine Annapurna base camp and Poonhill trek in a single itinerary so that you get the best view possible.

Link to the trip: Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

6. Rolwaling Valley Trek

If you are among those who prefer the quieter side and untouched natural beauty then perhaps this trek to Rolwaling valley may be of your interest. Situated between Langtang and Everest, this region is unknown till date to many people. While this region doesn’t have 8000m mountains, the Rolwaling valley is still a great place offering untouched nature and religious richness. Rolwaling valley trek can be done in a week time if you have limited time too and even in this shorter time frame, you are guaranteed to have a wonderful experience. Rolwaling valley trek is a perfect off the beaten among the other Nepal trips for 2020. 

Link to the trip: Rolwaling Valley Trek

7. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour 

Trending these days is the Everest helicopter tour which is a half-day trip. Board a helicopter flight from Kathmandu, fly close to the highest mountains in the world, land at Kalapathar 5545m for a quick photo session and have breakfast at the one of the highest resort in the world at 3900m. If you have limited time or don’t want to do the trek then this Everest base camp helicopter tour will be a perfect option. Reward yourself with the views without losing a sweet.

Link to the trip: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Landing

8. Mera Peak Climb

The highest trekking peak in Nepal at 6476m, Mera peak is a great pick for the first ideal Himalayan climb if you are looking for something more than conventional trekking. Not technically challenging and reaches an elevation of almost 6500m, this climb is suited for people who are looking to bag their first Himalayan summit. Also, you will be rewarded with the view of five (5) 8000m mountains (Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu and Kanchenjunga) from the summit of Mera.

Link to the trip: Mera Peak Climbing

9. Ama Dablam Expedition

Test your mountaineering skills and climb one of the most technical peaks in Nepal combining mixed climb of Rock, Ice and Snow. The month-long expedition to the beautiful mountain at 6812m is a real adventure for the experienced climber. You will need previous experience of 6000m peak for this climb and with this achievement, you are certain to feel proud of yourself. Get the technical climbing experience of conquering this mountain sharply pointed as this is a steep pyramid of ice with vertical walls and sharp, exposed ridges.

Link to the trip: Ama Dablam Expedition

10. Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek

Everyone loves a little luxury and adding this to the Everest base camp trek couldn’t get any better. With comfortable lodges along the way, completing Everest base camp trek with more comfort is not a mere dream now. Our Luxury Everest base camp trek allows you to spend 4 nights at Kathmandu Marriot Hotel, a newly built 5-star hotel in the heart of Kathmandu, stay 3 nights at comfortable lodges in Phakding and Namche, and helicopter flight back to Kathmandu instead of walking all the way down to Lukla to catch a flight back.

Link to the trip: Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

Bonus (11). Sleep at Everest Base Camp

Ever wondered what it’s like at the Everest base camp during the Everest expedition period? If Yes, then join our Sleep at Everest Base Camp Trek during April to May which allows you to stay overnight at the Everest base camp with the expedition members. Get a peek into the lives of climbers and Sherpas, stay at the base camp on fully tented accommodation, Get an insight into the expedition lives and confront the highest mountains in the world.

Link to the trip: Sleep at Everest Base Camp

Interested in any of the Nepal trips for 2020? Get in touch with us now and we will help you craft your dream holiday as per your preference and requirements with safety priority and service paramount.

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Highland Expeditions is a high altitude adventure travel company based in Kathmandu, Nepal founded by local alpine experts with over 30 years of experience in trekking and mountaineering in the Himalayas.

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