Nepal, the land on the footsteps of Himalayas has opened doors to various conglomerates of travelers and over the years it has welcomed many travelers, nature lovers, pilgrimages and every other aspect with its arm wide open and with this, its beauty has been growing more bright like a vibrant ray of sun. Featured on the Top- five destination and Top-best value destinations of the world in Lonely Planet for 2017, there is no question that Nepal is one of the best destinations in the world.
The charm of Nepal is growing every year with new destinations explored by trekking agencies and government and permits for new destinations had been issued over the years. While the Everest region and the Annapurna region still remains famous and traffic destinations, getting away from famous destinations will not disappoint you.
Turning towards offbeat destination away from famed destination could be more adventurous and enjoyable; there are many destinations away from famed destinations that could surprise you.
1. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Located in the far north-eastern region, lying partly in Taplejung district of Nepal and partly in Sikkim India-Kanchenjunga is the part of “The Great Himalayan Range”. The name Kanchenjunga is derived from the Tibetan word “Kang-chen-zod-nga” meaning “The Five Treasures of Snow” and in fact the mountain consists of 5 separate peaks. The peak is considered holy by the people of Sikkim and climbers have always stopped just short of the summit out of respect for the mountain.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp offers great landscape and infinite variety of flora and fauna and spectacular panoramic view of Himalayas. Most of the part of Kanchenjunga is covered and protected under Kanchenjunga National Park and is full of exceptional natural, ethnic and cultural diversity. Kanchenjunga offers an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Himalaya and trekking does not get any better than this. You can experience an excellent opportunity to observe the real Nepali lifestyle and be the part of it.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is graded as challenging trek because of its remoteness and altitude. Participants should be physically fit enough to walk for at least 6-7 hours a day. The route is less crowded and you will see fewer trekkers. We recommend all the visitors to take this amazing trek and get close to the natural mystery of Kanchenjunga with a well-trained guide, taking a solo trek is not recommended.
2. Nar-Phu Valley Trek
Nar-Phu valley trek is the combination of two remote villages far north of Manang district. Located in Annapurna region -north of Manang Nar Phu Valley Trek is one of the fascinating journeys: that takes you to the ancient Tibetan Buddhist culture and far from the modern urban civilization.
This new off the beaten path provides a copious supply of original Tibetan Buddhist culture- which is unadulterated and archaic. People living in this vicinity still follow this culture. Besides this, the wild and craggy path comprises many monasteries, ancient Gombas, dry and drought landscapes, unique houses, glaciers, high peaks, and snow-capped mountains, green valleys, rivers, green lush vegetation and forests, yak, narrow canyons and unique rock formations and more.
3. Dhaulagiri Trek
Dhaulagiri the 7th highest mountain in the world, located in the northwest of Nepal is another off the beaten path which is yet another thrilling and adventurous route. Along with many 7000 meters mountains and numerous peaks the Dhaulagiri circuit trek is a fascinating trek. Dhaulagiri circuit trek is noted as challenging trek so it demands a good physical fitness. Standing tall above the Kali Gandaki River the path consists full of glaciers, high snow-capped passes, green lush vegetation and remote valleys. Beside this, walk through the immaculate green valley of Myagdi, terraced farmlands patched in the high hills and rugged terrain of Dhaulagiri and the spectacular view from Thapa and French passes are simply sensational.
4. Makalu Sherpani-Col Trek
Lying in the eastern region of Nepal associated with the beautiful valley Arun Valley. The trail to Makalu moves upward along the Shore of Arun River, we can hear the roar of meandering Arun River often in our trek. The trek to Makalu Base camp is quite an easy one. We walk through the protected area under Makalu-Barun National Park passing Barun River, high passes, lakes and terraced farmlands, green lush paddy fields besides this we can view Mt.Everest, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Baruntse and many other small and big peaks and mountains. From Makalu Base Camp the other half of the journey begins into the land of wasteland, the trek requires very good physical fitness so it may not be well suited for first timers as many of the time you will be spending crossing high passes above altitude of 5000m but all those hard work will eventually get paid off as you will witness the sensational view of Himalayas from different angle. Though strenuous this trek could offer some of the majestic of Himalayas.
5.Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek
Tsum Valley is another secluded region within the Manaslu region. Bordering north with the Tibet the valley provides fascinating adventure along with the unique culture. The lifestyle and the traditions of Tsum valley are very different than other parts of Himalayas. Furthermore, the charm of the valley is increased by the lingering shadow of tall Mount Ganesh. Previously known as hidden valley very few people visit this area and it resides in the best form of peace far from civilization and away from the charm of modernization. Besides this, the panorama of Sringi and Buddha Himal along with alpine forest, glacier lakes/rivers, warm hospitality of local people, thousands of year old gumbas are other beauty of the valley.