Discover Which Destinations are Proving Most Popular For 2017 [Nepal Edition]

Where to go in 2017?

Lonely Planet one of the leading travel advisory has placed Nepal in the Top countries which cannot be offered to miss in 2017.

It is true that 2015 earthquakes have caused some serious devastations. The most striking from a traveller’s perspective is not how much was lost but how much remains.Nepal has all the skills required to repair the monuments and infrastructure, but what it does need is money.

Visiting Nepal now and supporting local culture and people, you could help a nation rebuild and bounce back even stronger.

Nepal has relatively weak currency compared with the U.S. dollar meaning travelers can get a lot of bang for their buck. Advanced Adventure has come up with few places in Nepal for a perfect adventure vacation in 2017.

Gokyo Lake

Gokyo lake trek

Gokyo is among the most popular tourist destinations leading towards the Everest Base Camp. Gokyo Lakes are oligotrophic lakes located at an altitude of 4,700–5,000 m (15,400–16,400 ft) above sea level. The site is two days walk uphill from Namche Bazaar,  is commonly hiked by people with slightly more time to trek as the trail is 4 days longer than the standard EBC trek.

How to Get There: Gokyo Valley Trek

Tilicho Lake


Tilicho Lake is a lake located in the Manang district of Nepal. It is situated at an altitude of 4,919 metres (16,138 ft) in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas and is known as the highest lake in the world. Tilicho Lake is the destination of one of the most popular side hikes of the Annapurna Circuit trek. The hike takes additional 3–4 days.

How to Get There: Annapurna Extreme Trek

Rara Lake


Rara Lake has been a popular destination with a very rough route in Western Nepal for trekkers. The glimpses of culture and scenery on the way is quite different from the rest of Nepal.  At an altitude of 2,990 m (9,810 ft) and maximum depth of 167 m (548 ft), Rara Lake is the biggest and deepest freshwater lake in the Nepal Himalayas.

How to Get There: Rara Lake Trek

Thorong La Pass


Thorong La or Thorung La is a mountain pass with an elevation of 5,416 metres (17,769 ft)  north of the Annapurna Himal. The pass is located on a trail which connects the village of Manang in the Manang District to the east, with the temple of Muktinath and the nearby village of Ranipauwa, in the Mustang District to the west. Thorong La is the highest point on the Annapurna Circuit, a route around the Annapurna mountain range.

How to Get There: Annapurna Circuit Trek

Kala Patthar


Kala Patthar, meaning ‘black rock’ in Nepali , is a notable landmark located on the south ridge of Pumori in the Nepalese Himalayas. Although not a proper mountain with a the ascent of Kala Patthar is very popular with trekkers in the region of Mount Everest, since it provides the most accessible point to view Mt. Everest.

How to Get There: Everest Base Camp Tek

Barun Valley


Barun Valley is a Himalayan valley situated at the base of Mt. Makalu in the. This valley lies entirely inside the Makalu Barun National Park. Barun Valley provides stunning contrasts, where high waterfalls cascade into deep gorges, craggy rocks rise from lush green forests, and colorful flowers bloom beneath white snow peaks. This unique landscape shelters some of the last pristine mountain ecosystems on earth.

How to Get There: Makalu Base Camp Trek

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Everest Base Camp Trek: Everything you need to know

Everest Base Camp Trek the most searched trekking destination of the world is a journey of a lifetime that will never cease to vanish from your memories.

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Everest and South Base Camp

Known as Sagarmatha in Nepal, Everest is the highest mountain of the world standing tall at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. Mount Everest has been and is still the meeting point of adventure seekers since it first appeared in the telescopes of mountain surveyors.

The international border between China (Tibet Autonomous Region) and Nepal runs across Everest’s precise summit point.

The South Base Camp (Everest Base Camp) which is the primary goal of the everest trek is at an elevation of about 5340 meters. The route to the South Base Camp is the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and is visited by thousands of trekkers each year. The base camps are usually temporary campsites on Mount Everest that are used by mountain climbers during their ascent and descent.

Everest “South” Base Camp Trek

The South Base Camp trek which climbs through the foothills of the world’s highest mountain is the most challenging trek in Nepal.

Recommended Itineraries

  1. 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
  2. 17 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
  3. Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek

  • The landscapes including the Himalayan panorama, that gradually comes closer and becomes more wonderful as the trek goes higher to Everest Base Camp.
  • Views of deep Dudh Koshi River Valley and the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • The authentic Sherpa culture.
  • The highland monasteries, the sacred mani walls engraved with Buddhist prayers.
  • Biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park
  • The glacial walk over Khumbu Glacier that extends from Khumbu Icefall.

Trip Facts of Everest Base Camp

  • Activities: Trekking
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Max Elevation: 5,550 m/18,204 ft at Kala Patthar
  • Trek/Tour Style: Tea-house trek
  • Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge
  • Transportation: Flight & Private vehicle
  • Best Month: Mar – May & Sept – Nov
  • Starting and Ending Point: Kathmandu

How much does it cost? You need to pay 40$ entry fee to trek inside Sagarmatha National Park.Keep in mind that the entry fee is per person and single entry only.  

Plus you need to obtain a TIMS (Tourist Information Management System) Card before you enter any trekking routes of Nepal. All you need is a copy of your passport and 2 x passport-sized photographs.

What to Pack? The mantra is to pack as light as possible. All you need are as follows:

  • A strong and light pair of trekking boots.
  • Trekking poles for those hard climbs.
  • UV Sunglasses
  • Waterproof Down Jacket and Trousers
  • Sleeping Bag (0°C to -10°C)
  • Reusable water bottle

More list of essential trek clothing and gears.

Tips for Everest Base Camp that you should consider to make your adventure lot more easier and enjoyable.

  1. Train your body
  2. Know about altitude Sickness
  3. Walk on your own pace
  4. Purify Drinking water and drink frequently
  5. Listen to your guide.

If you are new to the Himalayas then check out the Tips for the first time trekkers in Nepal.

How do you get in? There are basically two options either you take a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla starts the trek (most popular)or to walk in from Jiri, which is 5-7 trekking days to reach lukla.

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