Trekking in Nepal is really a one of the most amazing things one could be doing once they arrive in Nepal. But sooner or later the main popular trekking routes like Annapurna and Everest lose their authenticity and excitants as it won’t be like the first time when you ventured out into the wilderness of Nepalese Himalayas. So “Off the beaten path” treks are needed to keep that excitement and authenticity alive. These treks mostly require a bit of physical endurance and generally strenuous to the trekkers but still that doesn’t mean that you won’t enjoy the trek. On the contrary you might fall in love with Nepalese terrains once again by going on these kinds of trek.
So below I have listed some of the top “Off the beaten path” Treks of Nepal for you to have a look at:
Upper Mustang Trek
Mustang region is located in the northern-central part of Nepal and lies in the rain shadow of the Dhaulagiri massif. Upper Mustang Trek provides you an escape from the crowds of other tourists and trekkers. You will surely enjoy the openness of this region. This trek is done around the Trans Himalayan Mustang region which was restricted for outsiders until Nepal Government announced the opening of the restricted areas in October 1991 so this region is literally untouched and unharmed by the modernization nowadays.
Lower Dolpo Trek
Lower Dolpo Trek is meant for genuine adventure seekers who want to experience an authentic “Off the beaten path” Trek. It’s a good alternative trek through the northern part of Nepal. It gives a good opportunity to explore and redeem your love for trekking. Lying further north from the Dhaulagiri Range in the rain shadow of the Himalayas, this region provides plenty of time for you to get lost in its vast barren landscape. On this trek you can also experience some Tibetan culture and religion as it lies close to Tibet.
Another popular and intriguing off the beaten path trek is Kanchenjunga Trek. Mt. Kanchenjunga provides huge amount of thrills and joy for the trekkers as trekking to its base camp is very strenuous but worthy for every adventure seeker. The rush of adrenaline during this trek gives you a feeling which you might not have gotten anywhere else. Kanchenjunga lies in an isolated region so you don’t need to worry about many trekkers along the route making you uncomfortable like in other popular treks.
Tsum Valley Trek
Tsum Valley Trek is an off the beaten trek which provides you with an opportunity to discover and encounter Tibetan Buddhism along the entire trek. Tsum Valley has never been much exposed to outside influence so it’s a great place to plan a trek with less crowd and noise. Each year only a few amounts of trekkers decide to go on this trek and thus you will have plenty of time to enjoy your time on this magnificent valley. You shall witness awesome views of Mt. Ganesh and other surrounding mountains while you go through its one of a kind trail.
Nar Phu Valley Trek
Nar Phu Valley Trek is a popular “Off the beaten path” trek which goes through two extravagant Nar and Phu village which are full of beautiful valleys, forests & monasteries. During this trek you shall traverse through the Annapurna region with dramatic views and glances of the many majestic mountains. Not only that but on this trek you will lose the heavy crowds of people from the other popular trekking routes of Annapurna region. Take a walk through this region and you will find out a very different but still an awe- inspiring trekking route.