Top 5 destinations of Nepal to travel in 2019


1. Mardi Himal Trek



A newly opened trail in the Annapurna region. Great for travelers who don’t have much time yet want to explore the majestic Himalayas. As it is not yet amongst the mainstream trails, it retains its raw pristine beauty. This eight days’ trail is the closest you can get to one of the most popular mountains in the Himalayas, the Machapuchare mountain aka the Fish Tail mountain. Definitely a must go!



2. Manaslu Circuit



Dubbed the new Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu is a complete circuit trek in the west central part of Nepal. Although this trail is not well known by many, it is worth the travel. Only explored by a handful of travelers, it gives you everything the Himalayas has to offer. Be one of the few to explore this hidden gem in the Himalayas.



3. Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek


This is a perfect trek for people who are just starting out trekking for the first time, yet want a little bit of a challenge. Perfect for the growing adventurer within you. This trek forms a circuit between two different trails in the Himalayas. It is both challenging and a bit easier on your lungs compared to the other circuit trails in the Himalayas with a maximum altitude of 4610m.



4. Everest and Gokyo


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This trek is an additional detour to the most famous Everest Base Camp, where you get to explore the serene beautiful mystical turquoise Gokyo lake of the Everest region. Trek up to the basecamp of the highest point in the world and take a dip into the icy cold water of Gokyo, if you have the guts that is!



5. Annapurna Circuit



And lastly, the list cannot be complete without mentioning the “old is gold” classic popular trail in the Himalayas, the Annapurna Circuit. This trail is popular for a reason. It has everything from the ancient mountain villages, to scenic trails, to diverse landscapes, to the majestic Himalayas, to one of the highest pass in the world. This trail tests you to your limit. A perfect way to kick start your 2019!



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