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5 Less Popular Base Camp Treks

Among the eight mountains in the world, Nepal is a country with hundreds of peaks. In mountain parlance, basecamp usually refers to the starting point of a mountain expedition. It can also be said that it is the meeting place of traitors, winding roads and peaks. Dotted with illuminated tents set up by summit expeditions, this rough-and-ready communications and supply hub is also the final hiking destination for thousands of hikers arriving in the army.

Although Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp are unanimously the two most popular base camps in the Himalayas of Nepal, there are thousands of other mountains that have their own independent base camps – some explored and some not yet.

Here we present you a list of less popular base camp treks in Nepal.

1. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

The base camp of the third highest peak on Earth is nothing short of magnificent. Also, the route to the base camp is denser, colder and more densely forested than any other trek in eastern Nepal. At 8,586 meters, Kanchenjunga is a huge massif of many peaks. The view of the entire massif from the base camp is simply breathtaking.

This trail was opened for trekking only in 1998. Due to the extreme wilderness and isolation, trekkers can only trek in this area as part of an organized trekking group. The trek to the southern base camp takes about 14 days, while the northern basecamp takes 18 days. If you wish, you can combine these trips by crossing Lapsang La Pass (5,160m) or Mirgin La Pass (4,663m). – Kanchenjunga base camp trek

2. Makalu Base Camp Trek

At 8,463 meters, Mount Makalu is notorious as one of the most difficult eight-thousanders to climb. Fortunately, the journey to its base camp is very forgiving and kind. A rugged and isolated route through the Barun and Arun valleys takes you to some of the most beautiful high-altitude scenery in Nepal.

The trek starts from Tumlingtar in Taplejung, which can be accessed by both air and road. The teahouse culture is not very well developed, but some teahouses are open in the base camp. Although this trek is difficult, but along the way, you will reach certain viewpoints that will make you face Baruntse, Makalu and Everest! – Makalu base camp trek

3. Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

At 6,812 meters, Amadablam is known as the most awe-inspiring peak in the Himalayas, due to its flawless pyramid shape. Often overshadowed by the popular Everest Base Camp trek, it receives very few trekkers – perfect for those looking to get away from the crowded trails. You can start a special 14-day long trek at the base camp of Ama Dablam or include it as a side trip during the Everest trek.

Starting from Lukla, the trek proceeds through picturesque Sherpa villages. The trek up to Pangboche is like that of Mount Everest. From there, you will have to cross the Dudhkoshi bridge and hike through a trail that is equal parts steep and flat. After reaching the base camp, you can enjoy the amazing view of Amadablam, Pumori, Lhotse, Kangtega and Everest! – Ama Dablam base camp trek

4. Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Like the Makalu base camp, it is also flanked by a popular neighbor: the Annapurna base camp. Opened for trekking only in 2012, the Mardi Himal Base Camp is one of the best kept secrets in the Western Himalayas. It is a rich, varied trek that takes you through dense forest areas and rocky hilly terrain.

This moderately difficult Mardi Himal trek can be completed anywhere between 6 to 8 days, perfect for those looking for a basecamp experience but short on time. The trailhead is an hour’s drive from Pokhara, and the trek passes through beautiful Gurung villages such as Lwang and Siding. There are simple guesthouses all along the route, run by friendly owners. Apart from the amazing view of Mardi (5,553 m) from the base camp, Annapurna and Machhapuchhre can also be seen in all their glory.

5. Manaslu Base Camp Trek

The eighth-highest peak on Earth, Mount Manaslu (8,163 m), is an equally stunning and treacherous peak. The area around the peak and the road leading up to it is one of the most isolated and secluded trekking areas in Nepal. Opened for trekking in 1992, the area suffered devastating consequences in the 2015 earthquake, but has been restored and rehabilitated in a short time. About 15 days long trek starts from Sotikhola. You’ll hike through less-trodden, remote, and virgin trails that blend subtropical vegetation, mountainous terrain, and ancient settlements. To reach the base camp you have to cross the nerve-wracking Larke Pass at a height of 5,213 meters. It offers you panoramic views of Manaslu, Ganesh, Himalchuli and Shringi Himal. – Manaslu base camp trek

Apart from the 5 less popular base camp treks in the Himalayas mentioned above, there are many other treks in Nepal that are waiting to be explored by keen adventurers. To be honest, Nepal is an adventure country. We advise you to visit our website for related packages and more information. i.e. you can also contact us on WhatsApp or email: info@alpinetrav.com/ WhatsApp number +977 9860751012 or feel free to send us an inquiry at any time.

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