This list omits treks that require agency or extensive porter support. Note that the length in days quoted here does not include transport to and from the trailhead.
||Easy to moderate
||Spectacular, varied but commercial and somewhat undermined by the new road.
||Easy access, uncrowded, varied; only modest views.
||Easy access, excellent views; very commercial.
||Easy access; a little-trekked route through fields and forest.
||Easy access; uncrowded village trek.
||Fly in; must be prepared to camp; pristine lake and forest.
||Beautiful alpine valley close to Kathmandu.
||Moderate to strenuous
||Spectacular scenery, easy access; acclimatization necessary.
||Incredible diversity and scenery; high pass requires care and acclimatization; jeep descent from Muktinath makes “half-circuit” possible.
|Everest (Lukla fly-in)
||Superb scenery; flights can be a problem; acclimatization necessary.
||Spectacular, remote and still little-trekked due to its high pass, though it’s becoming an increasingly popular alternative to the Annapurna Circuit.
||Sacred lakes; usually combined with Langtang or Helambu.
|Everest (Shivalaya walk-in)
||Wonderful mix of hill and high-elevation walking, but with a lot of up-and-down; can save time by flying one way.
|Everest (Eastern route)
||Similar to above, but with an even greater net vertical gain.