Off the Beaten Trekking Trails
Nepal is a trekker’s paradise, there’s no doubt about that! This small Himalayan country is a mountaineers' dream come true. However, it is also true that most of the famous treks in the country like the Annapurna region or the Everest region trekking are very well routed, adequately commercialized, and have become convenient. And, that is a great thing! However, to those who seek extreme thrill and love adventure, off-the-beaten roads that provide a certain sense of unpredictability strike the chord sharper.
And, when it comes to secluded areas that are remote and less traveled, Nepal doesn’t disappoint. Sixty-four percent of Nepal’s 1, 47181 square kilometer area is a hilly region-most which is mountainous in nature but generally without snow, and 19 percent is the Himalayan region which is above 3000m. Given the topography, there are places in Nepal that haven’t been at all well-discovered.
Manaslu Region, Kanchenjunga Region, Upper Dolpo region, Upper Mustang, and the Dhaulagiri region is a few of Nepal’s lesser trekked areas that you can explore with a guide. These are restricted areas requiring a special permit and have only recently been opened to foreigners- Upper Mustang has become accessible only since 2008.
Kanchenjunga region is another off-the-beaten trekking destination in Nepal. Mt. Kanchenjunga at 8,586 is the world’s third highest mountain. Trekking around the grand mountain takes you through diverse landscapes including forests with rhododendrons, pines, chestnuts, and oak trees, yak grazing meadows, remote hilly and high alpine terrain, and mountains. This region is even less traveled than Manaslu Circuit.
Upper Dolpo Region Trek
Next on the list is the world-renowned upper Dolpo region. I know we said these treks were supposed to be remote and unknown, so why the Upper Dolpo region, right? Well, it rightly deserves the less traveled title even though the trek is famous.
Upper Dolpo is a culturally Tibetan high-altitude region in Nepal’s far west which opened to the public only in 2008. The Tibetan plateau-looking landscapes, wildlife, untouched natural beauty, unique culture, and remoteness of the trek make it an extremely popular trek, but the challenging nature of the trek has kept it from being commercialized.
Adventure Club Trek has a 25-day-long trekking itinerary to the Upper Dolpo region with our experienced guide and porters. This trek is the best way to explore the remote Nepalese Himalayan region.
Next on the list is the Dhaulagiri region. Mt Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world (Dhaulagiri Peak (8,167m) and the region it forms is one of the most challenging treks in Nepalese Himalaya. Even though it is adjacent to the famous Annapurna region, Dhaulagiri is still widely unexplored.
The trek goes through the rich valley of Myagdi with glaciers, high passes full of snow, green hillsides, traditional villages, green meadows, pastures, and tranquil gorges. One can enjoy views of 15 or more mountains over 7,000 m.
Adventure Club Trek’s Dhaulagiri Circuit-24 Days itinerary brings to you the best of the region, enjoy the unexplored remoteness of the region with our experienced porters and guide.