Top 10 Most Affordable Treks In Nepal

Last updated on 2023-02-07
Top 10 Most Affordable Treks In Nepal

Trekking in Nepal is one of the most popular activities in terms of diverse culture and nature.Nepal boasts unrivaled sheer diversity, from the steamy jungle and Terai to the icy peaks of the world's highest mountains, so a wide range of hiking activities are available. There are countless Nepal treks, ranging from the most popular Everest Base Camp, Upper Mustang, and Annapurna Circuit hikes to off-the-beaten-path hiking routes like Pikey Peak, Tsum Valley We have compiled a list of the top ten most affordable trekking routes in Nepal.

*The data is ranked based on the research done by The Everest List.

10. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Image Source: Eco Trip Match

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek takes you to Nepal's far eastern Himalayan region, which has its own distinct culture and social values, where you will push your limits trekking on the off-beat route.The route through the Arun Valley is most recommended, where you can observe the pure beauty of nature. Snow leopards and red pandas, for example, can be seen if you're lucky. It fosters an immediate sense of gratitude for everything you have, the people you care about, and everything within you. The average price for the trek is around 30 thousand Nepali Rupees. It takes 20 days on average to complete the trek.

  • Average Trip Price : 30,000 NPR
  • Max Elevation : 5140m
  • Average Duration : 20 Days
  • Difficulty : Extreme

9. Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek
Image Source: Nepal Co Adventure

The route starts from a flight to Jomsom from Kathmandu and then to Kagbeni on foot. On the next day you’ll be heading to Chele followed by Syanboche and Ghaymi. Around day 8-9 you’ll reach Lo-Manthang, the highest point of the trek at 12,595 ft or 3840m. The route back will take you back to Charang and then the path diverges leading you to Tange, Tetang to Muktinath and then finally back to Jomsom. From there you can either charter a flight to Pokhara or Kathmandu. The average price for the trek is around 25 thousand Nepali Rupees. It takes 15 days on average to complete the trek.

  • Average Trip Price : 25,000 NPR
  • Max Elevation : 4010m
  • Average Duration : 15 Days
  • Difficulty : Moderate

8. Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Image Source: Stingy Nomads

The trek starts from a 8-9 hr drive to Jagat. Then on the first day you’ll be moving to Dharapani on foot and on the subsequent days you’ll be heading to Chame, Pisang, Manang. Around the 7th to 8th day you'll head to Yak Kharka and Thorong Pass. The way back leads from Marpha to Ghasa and Tatopani. You’ll also have the additional option to stay at Ghorepani and head to Poon Hill, else the journey leads straight to Nayapul. The average price for the trek is around 22 thousand Nepali Rupees. It takes 16 days on average to complete the trek.

  • Average Trip Price : 22,000 NPR
  • Max Elevation : 5416m
  • Average Duration : 16 Days
  • Difficulty : Extreme

7. Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek
Image Source: Nepal Co Adventure

First, you’ll be heading to Machha Khola which is a day’s drive away. Then you’ll be heading to Jagat, Deng, Namrung and Lho Gaun. From there you’ll reach Samagaon where you can opt for a rest day. The highest point of the trek is in Dharmasala which you’ll reach after going through Samdo. At 4,450m you’ll see the picturesque Mt. Manaslu in all its glory. The average price for the trek is around 20 thousand Nepali Rupees. It takes 16 days on average to complete the trek.

  • Average Trip Price : 20,000 NPR
  • Max Elevation : 5106m
  • Average Duration : 16 Days
  • Difficulty : Hard

6. Gokyo Ri & Gokyo Lakes Trek

Gokyo Ri & Gokyo Lakes Trek
Image Source: Trek Route

Your adventure starts from a flight to Lukla from where you’ll be heading to Phakding. Then you’ll make your way to Namche and can opt for a stay at Everest View Hotel (the hotel at the highest altitude). Then the trail takes you through Dole, Machhermo and Gokyo Valley. Around day 7-8 you’ll be aiming to reach Gokyo Ri where you’ll observe the breath-taking Ngozumpa Glacier and Gokyo Lake. You’ll be returning via the same path and a short flight to Kathmandu. The average price for the trek is around 18 thousand Nepali Rupees. It takes 12 days on average to complete the trek.

  • Average Trip Price : 18,000 NPR
  • Max Elevation : 5357m
  • Average Duration : 12 Days
  • Difficulty : Hard

5. Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek
Image Source: Altai Travel

The route starts from Lukla in the Khumbu district. The trail of the trek takes you through the fringe of the Sagarmatha national park and leads you to Namche Bazaar. Then you head on to Kalapatthar for sunrise or sunset. The average price for the trek is around 16 thousand Nepali Rupees. It takes 10 days on average to complete the trek.

  • Average Trip Price : 15,750 NPR
  • Max Elevation : 5550m
  • Average Duration : 10 Days
  • Difficulty : Moderate

4. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Image Source: Third Rock Adventures

The trek starts from Nayapul where you’ll be heading to Tikhedhunga. On the second day you’ll be aiming to reach Ghorepani, settling there for the night. In the morning after a short hike uphill you’ll reach Poon Hill for that ever glorious sunrise. All optional. The actual trek starts on subsequent days where you’ll be covering the trail to Tadapani, Chhomrong, Dovan, Deurali. Finally reaching Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp. On the route back you’ll reach Bamboo and Jhinu Dada eventually making it to Nayapul. The average price for the trek is around 14 thousand Nepali Rupees. It takes 12 days on average to complete the trek.

  • Average Trip Price : 13,500 NPR
  • Max Elevation : 4130m
  • Average Duration : 12 Days
  • Difficulty : Moderate

3. Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek
Image Source: Third Rock Adventures

The trek costs around 11,000 Nepali Rupees on average. At a leisurely pace, the trek takes about 6 days to complete. The trek can begin from Dhampus, Siding, or Kalimati. The Forest Camp is the meeting point for all of these locations. Kalimati is the shortest route, while Siding is the most difficult due to the continuous high stairs. Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre can be seen on the right, while Annapurna South and Himchuli can be seen on the left. From the forest camp, you will travel through low camp, high camp, and finally to the top, where you will find the viewpoint and the Mardi Base Camp. On the way, you pass through dense forest, hills, and beautiful mountain scenery.

  • Average Trip Price : 10,275 NPR
  • Max Elevation : 4500m
  • Average Duration : 7 Days
  • Difficulty : Moderate

2. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Image Source: Overland Trek Nepal

One of the shortest and easiest treks on the list, the Ghorepani-Poon Hill trek is one that many have experienced. The route starts at Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani. The next day kicks off with a hike to Poon Hill which is at an altitude of 3,210m. The route back takes you through the gorgeous village of Ghandruk. The average price for the trek is around 10 thousand Nepali Rupees. It takes 9 days on average to complete the trek including the journey to the starting point and returning to Kathmandu.

  • Average Trip Price : 9,800 NPR
  • Max Elevation : 3210m
  • Average Duration : 9 Days
  • Difficulty : Moderate

1. Langtang Valley Trekking

Langtang Valley Trekking
Image Source: Adventure Alternative

Trekking amidst the gorgeous Langtang National Park is a dream for sure. It also so happens to be the most affordable and the easiest trekking route in Nepal. With breathtaking valleys, gorges, and views of mountains, the route takes you through bridges, waterfalls, forests and hills. During the trekking season the route is filled with people aging from 7 to 70 years coming from nationalities like Poland, Belgium, France and so on. The average price for the trek is around 9 thousand Nepali Rupees. It takes 7 days on average to complete the trek.

  • Average Trip Price : 8,990 NPR
  • Max Elevation : 3800m
  • Average Duration : 7 Days
  • Difficulty : Easy

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10. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Image Source: Eco Trip Match

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek takes you to Nepal's far eastern Himalayan region, which has its own distinct culture and social values, where you will push your limits trekking on the off-beat route.The route through the Arun Valley is most recommended, where you can observe the pure beauty of nature. Snow leopards and red pandas, for example, can be seen if you're lucky. It fosters an immediate sense of gratitude for everything you have, the people you care about, and everything within you. The average price for the trek is around 30 thousand Nepali Rupees. It takes 20 days on average to complete the trek.

  • Average Trip Price : 30,000 NPR
  • Max Elevation : 5140m
  • Average Duration : 20 Days
  • Difficulty : Extreme

9. Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek
Image Source: Nepal Co Adventure

The route starts from a flight to Jomsom from Kathmandu and then to Kagbeni on foot. On the next day you’ll be heading to Chele followed by Syanboche and Ghaymi. Around day 8-9 you’ll reach Lo-Manthang, the highest point of the trek at 12,595 ft or 3840m. The route back will take you back to Charang and then the path diverges leading you to Tange, Tetang to Muktinath and then finally back to Jomsom. From there you can either charter a flight to Pokhara or Kathmandu. The average price for the trek is around 25 thousand Nepali Rupees. It takes 15 days on average to complete the trek.

  • Average Trip Price : 25,000 NPR
  • Max Elevation : 4010m
  • Average Duration : 15 Days
  • Difficulty : Moderate

8. Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Image Source: Stingy Nomads

The trek starts from a 8-9 hr drive to Jagat. Then on the first day you’ll be moving to Dharapani on foot and on the subsequent days you’ll be heading to Chame, Pisang, Manang. Around the 7th to 8th day you'll head to Yak Kharka and Thorong Pass. The way back leads from Marpha to Ghasa and Tatopani. You’ll also have the additional option to stay at Ghorepani and head to Poon Hill, else the journey leads straight to Nayapul. The average price for the trek is around 22 thousand Nepali Rupees. It takes 16 days on average to complete the trek.

  • Average Trip Price : 22,000 NPR
  • Max Elevation : 5416m
  • Average Duration : 16 Days
  • Difficulty : Extreme

7. Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek
Image Source: Nepal Co Adventure

First, you’ll be heading to Machha Khola which is a day’s drive away. Then you’ll be heading to Jagat, Deng, Namrung and Lho Gaun. From there you’ll reach Samagaon where you can opt for a rest day. The highest point of the trek is in Dharmasala which you’ll reach after going through Samdo. At 4,450m you’ll see the picturesque Mt. Manaslu in all its glory. The average price for the trek is around 20 thousand Nepali Rupees. It takes 16 days on average to complete the trek.

  • Average Trip Price : 20,000 NPR
  • Max Elevation : 5106m
  • Average Duration : 16 Days
  • Difficulty : Hard

6. Gokyo Ri & Gokyo Lakes Trek

Gokyo Ri & Gokyo Lakes Trek
Image Source: Trek Route

Your adventure starts from a flight to Lukla from where you’ll be heading to Phakding. Then you’ll make your way to Namche and can opt for a stay at Everest View Hotel (the hotel at the highest altitude). Then the trail takes you through Dole, Machhermo and Gokyo Valley. Around day 7-8 you’ll be aiming to reach Gokyo Ri where you’ll observe the breath-taking Ngozumpa Glacier and Gokyo Lake. You’ll be returning via the same path and a short flight to Kathmandu. The average price for the trek is around 18 thousand Nepali Rupees. It takes 12 days on average to complete the trek.

  • Average Trip Price : 18,000 NPR
  • Max Elevation : 5357m
  • Average Duration : 12 Days
  • Difficulty : Hard

5. Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek
Image Source: Altai Travel

The route starts from Lukla in the Khumbu district. The trail of the trek takes you through the fringe of the Sagarmatha national park and leads you to Namche Bazaar. Then you head on to Kalapatthar for sunrise or sunset. The average price for the trek is around 16 thousand Nepali Rupees. It takes 10 days on average to complete the trek.

  • Average Trip Price : 15,750 NPR
  • Max Elevation : 5550m
  • Average Duration : 10 Days
  • Difficulty : Moderate

4. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Image Source: Third Rock Adventures

The trek starts from Nayapul where you’ll be heading to Tikhedhunga. On the second day you’ll be aiming to reach Ghorepani, settling there for the night. In the morning after a short hike uphill you’ll reach Poon Hill for that ever glorious sunrise. All optional. The actual trek starts on subsequent days where you’ll be covering the trail to Tadapani, Chhomrong, Dovan, Deurali. Finally reaching Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp. On the route back you’ll reach Bamboo and Jhinu Dada eventually making it to Nayapul. The average price for the trek is around 14 thousand Nepali Rupees. It takes 12 days on average to complete the trek.

  • Average Trip Price : 13,500 NPR
  • Max Elevation : 4130m
  • Average Duration : 12 Days
  • Difficulty : Moderate

3. Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek
Image Source: Third Rock Adventures

The trek costs around 11,000 Nepali Rupees on average. At a leisurely pace, the trek takes about 6 days to complete. The trek can begin from Dhampus, Siding, or Kalimati. The Forest Camp is the meeting point for all of these locations. Kalimati is the shortest route, while Siding is the most difficult due to the continuous high stairs. Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre can be seen on the right, while Annapurna South and Himchuli can be seen on the left. From the forest camp, you will travel through low camp, high camp, and finally to the top, where you will find the viewpoint and the Mardi Base Camp. On the way, you pass through dense forest, hills, and beautiful mountain scenery.

  • Average Trip Price : 10,275 NPR
  • Max Elevation : 4500m
  • Average Duration : 7 Days
  • Difficulty : Moderate

2. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Image Source: Overland Trek Nepal

One of the shortest and easiest treks on the list, the Ghorepani-Poon Hill trek is one that many have experienced. The route starts at Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani. The next day kicks off with a hike to Poon Hill which is at an altitude of 3,210m. The route back takes you through the gorgeous village of Ghandruk. The average price for the trek is around 10 thousand Nepali Rupees. It takes 9 days on average to complete the trek including the journey to the starting point and returning to Kathmandu.

  • Average Trip Price : 9,800 NPR
  • Max Elevation : 3210m
  • Average Duration : 9 Days
  • Difficulty : Moderate

1. Langtang Valley Trekking

Langtang Valley Trekking
Image Source: Adventure Alternative

Trekking amidst the gorgeous Langtang National Park is a dream for sure. It also so happens to be the most affordable and the easiest trekking route in Nepal. With breathtaking valleys, gorges, and views of mountains, the route takes you through bridges, waterfalls, forests and hills. During the trekking season the route is filled with people aging from 7 to 70 years coming from nationalities like Poland, Belgium, France and so on. The average price for the trek is around 9 thousand Nepali Rupees. It takes 7 days on average to complete the trek.

  • Average Trip Price : 8,990 NPR
  • Max Elevation : 3800m
  • Average Duration : 7 Days
  • Difficulty : Easy

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