Trekking in Western Nepal

Trekking in Western Nepal

Western Nepal, the region west of Kali Gandaki river, offers a chance to visit fascinating country and people. Generally, the part of western Nepal is not often visited by trekkers. Facilities are few and distances are great in western Nepal. Except for the treks near Dhaulagiri Range, few trails provides view of spectacular mountains.

The country is very rugged and, in the northern reaches, has a feeling of openness. The farther west you go, the less contact the people have had with Westerners. Very few trekkers visit western Nepal, even now. A visit to western Nepal prove exciting, as there is a good chance of finding something new. Rara also provides good opportunities to see some western Nepal bird specialties, such as the cheer pheasant and white-throated tit. The lake is a popular staging point for migrating water-birds over flying the Himalaya. Grasslands bordering the lake are full of colourful flowers in spring and summer.

Trekking Season: Most of western Nepal is either outside of the monsoon's influence or else in the rain shadow of Dhaulagiri Himal. Summers tend to be dry and there are few leeches. The best time for trekking is from late August to September when the wildflowers are in bloom. Winters are cold and there is a considerable amount of snow - so much, in fact, that there is some potential for skiing in parts of western Nepal. The trekking season, therefore, is from late spring and throughout the summer until late October. One problem with summer treks in the west is the inordinate number of flies that gather on food and inside tents.

Popular Treks in Western Region of Nepal

Dhorpatan Trek

Dhorpatan Trek

15 Days Package with 9 Days Trek

The Dhorpatan trek brings you into a complete no-man's-land, with spectacular desolate landscapes. It is the first hunting reserve in Nepal. more details


Humla Chang-La Valley Trek

Humla Chang-La Valley Trek

20 Days Package with 15 Days Trek

Trekking through lush valleys of medicinal/herbal forest and wild animals you reach to have enigmatic view of Changla (6,900m) and the pristine lakes and peaks in its periphery. more details


Khaptad National Park Trek

Khaptad National Park Trek

12 Days Package with 7 Days Trek

Khaptad National Park is a extraordinary trek brings you from Rara Lake, Nepal's biggest lake to Khaptad National Park, a hidden gem in Far West Nepal. more details


Limi Valley Trek

Limi Valley Trek

21 Days Package with 15 Days Trek

This is a pioneering trek in a remote corner of far west Nepal, one of country's last true wildernesses. The idyllic Limi Valley is located in beautiful upper Humla. more details


Rara Lake to Jumla Trek

Rara Lake to Jumla Trek

13 Days Package with 8 Days Trek

Rara jumla lake trek is a most scenic trek with pristine Lake, stunning views of the lake and the thickly forested hillsides with the snow-capped peaks around it. more details

Rara Lake to Khaptad Trek

Rara Lake to Khaptad Trek

17 Days Package with 11 Days Trek

Rara to Khaptad Trek is an extraordinary trek brings you from Rara Lake, Nepal's biggest lake to Khaptad National Park, a hidden gem in Far West Nepal. more details


Saipal Himal Base Camp Trek

Saipal Himal Base Camp Trek

18 Days Package with 11 Days Trek

This is an adventurous but extremely rewarding and beautiful off-the-beaten-track trek to the base camp of western Nepal’s second highest mountain, stunning Mt. Saipal (7031m). more details


Simikot Nhin Valley Trek

Simikot Nhin Valley Trek

13 Days Package with 7 Days Trek

This is one of the most remote trek, starts from Simikot(Far western Nepal) and climbs up to Nara La pass (4530 m) up to Hilsa, near the Tibet border. more details


Simikot Rara Lake Trek

Simikot Rara Lake Trek

17 Days Package with 12 Days Trek

Simikot Rara Lake Trek is a unique trek in far western Nepal tracing the final stage of the Great Himalaya Trail; Rara Lake; remote Yari Valley; fully supported camping based trek. more details

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