Trekking in Nepal has been 15 of the most spectacular days of hiking in my life. Incredible mountains, tough climbs, unforgettable sunrises, epic views, and interesting villages lost in time.
I hiked with a small group for 10 days in the Langtang Valley Region, north of Kathmandu. We connected three treks: the Helambu, Gosainkunda, and the Langtang Valley. For the final five days, I trekked the Tamang Heritage Trail by myself.
Trekking in Nepal is undoubtedly popular, but if you choose the right trek, you’ll have a better experience, less crowds, and more stellar views to yourself. This is why I recommend the Langtang Region.
Stephen Bugno has been traveling the world and writing about it for the better part of 20 years. His articles and essays have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, and Transitions Abroad magazine. He blogs at Bohemian Traveler and edits the independent travel magazine GoMadNomad.com. He most recently set up a tour company offering authentic, small group tours at Unquote Travel. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.