Nepal contains part of the Himalayas, the highest mountain range in the world. Eight of the fourteen eight-thousanders (8000 ft) are located in the country, either in whole or shared across a border with China or India. The Nepalese Himalayas is one of the world’s greatest trekking destinations. It is a land of snow peaks and fluttering prayer flags, yak caravans and epic mountain adventures.
Many of the trekkers that flock to Nepal test themselves on many classic walking expeditions including Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit treks. But many excellent hikes hide in the shadows of these treks, promising fewer crowds and greater solitude — and also the chance to make a positive difference in the poorest areas of the country.