Top 10 Destinations For LGBTQ+ To Explore In Nepal

  • Last Updated on Dec 29, 2023

Nepal is the first South-Asian country to promote LGBTQ+ or Gay Travel. This is a country that accepts differences and embraces them. Thus, it is ready to go positively toward Pink Tourism. Following Pink Tourism, in this blog, we have listed out the Top 10 Destinations for LGBTQ+ to explore in Nepal from luxury travel to adventures.

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Luxury Nepal Tour

destination travel in nepal

The Luxury Nepal Tour is a 10-day long tour. This trip makes you look down from the top of the mountains to the medieval Bhaktapur town. This tour includes places such as Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara, Bandipur, Nagarkot, and Bhaktapur. 

This tour will show you the diversity that the country has, embracing every difference that makes this tour an excellent choice for pink travelers. For gay travel in Nepal, the Luxury Nepal Tour is the best option as you can easily customize the itinerary from 7 Days to 10 Days.

Kathmandu Valley Tour

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The Kathmandu Valley Tour is another laidback tour that you can do when you are in Nepal. For gay travel in Nepal for a shorter period of just 2 days, this tour is a must. In two days, you can go to several Heritage sites inside the valley. Some of the heritage sites include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Bouddhanath, and Pashupatinath. You can also explore other sites like Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. These places can give you insight into how Kathmandu City was built in ancient times. 

Not only this, but the itinerary of the Kathmandu Valley Tour offers you a Mountain Flight as an add-on. Along with that if you are a sunrise-loving traveler you can add the Nagarkot Sunrise Trip in the early morning.

As this trip is to be completed within 2 days, the Kathmandu Valley Tour is the best one among short trips.

Everest Base Camp Trek

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The Everest Base Camp Trek is for the challenge of loving LGBTQ travelers. You cannot escape the mountains when you are in Nepal. Thus, this 12-day-long trek will take you to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain. But please be sure that you are physically and mentally fit to complete this trek. 

The major challenge in this journey is the Altitude. Within 12 days you will pass through the world’s most dangerous airport; the Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla. Furthermore, you will move to the Namche Bazaar where you will see the Sherpa Life and culture being busy in hospitality. 

This hike will make you befriend the mountains, Sherpa people, and alpines making you a part of them as well. This place is a hub for a mix of culture, nature, and emerging tourism in Nepal. The Khumbu region is full of travelers during the best seasons. It is also called Pink Travelers Place.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Annapurna Circuit Trek is an adventure that is about 160 km  (100 miles) long. You will experience the diverse landscape of mountains and lust forests. 

This journey will start from Kathmandu while the trek starts only from Jagat. Along the way, you will pass through the Manang Valley. The major attraction of this trek is the Thorong La Pass (5,416m. | 17769 feet). 

Even if the trek reaches a high altitude, it is not considered as tough and technical as compared to the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

larke pass

Manaslu Circuit Trek is 177km (110 miles) long. The trip starts from Kathmandu, driving to Machha Khola where the actual trek starts to Jagat. In this trek, you will cross Larkey Pass (5160m |16929 feet) to Dharapani where the hike ends. 

This route falls under the natural habitat of elusive wildlife; such as snow leopards and Himalayan Tahr. It is one of the top favorable journeys you can take. 

It is a recently opened and untouched trekking trail that takes us closer to the mountains. This is a challenging hike for people wanting to experience more compared to Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a short trek that takes 4-5 days reaching a height of 3,210 meters (10,531 feet). This trek starts from Pokhara and ends at the same point.

On this trek, you will get to see the sunrise from the Poonhil viewpoint. Moreover, you will also visit the Gurung residential Ghorepani village and experience the Gurung culture and tradition with their cuisines present. 

In the Spring month, you can pass through the rhododendron forest as well. This affordable trip can allow you to see the Annapurna Mountain Range as well.

Mardi Himal Trek

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Mardi Himal Trek runs around the base of Mardi Himal in the Annapurna region. Starting from Kathmandu, you will go through Pokhara and hike from Kande. After that, you will walk along the Forest Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp at a height of (4,500m | 14,763 feet). 

The journey will take you through popular settlements, forests, high camps, and breathtaking views of other peaks ( Annapurna South, Hiunchuli)

Langtang Valley Trek

tsergo ri

Langtang Valley Trek is also a 10-day trek that passes by Langtang National Park. Throughout the trek, you will witness the majority of Tamang and Tibetan people along with their culture. 

Your trek starts from Shyabrubesi along the technically challenging route till the Langtang Valley. After the Langtang Valley, you will go up to the peak of Kyanjing Ri (3,870m. |12696ft.)

 This valley trek will be a new experience for all trekkers out there.

Sundarijal-Chisapani-Nagarkot Trek

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Sundarijal-Chisapani-Nagarkot Trek is a low-altitude trek on the outskirts of Kathmandu, with an elevation of 2,375 meters (7,795 feet). This trek takes 3 days starting from Sundarijal you will go through Shivapuri National Park full of various flora and fauna.

The trek has one the best views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal along the way and ends at Changunarayan. Even though being a short trek, it is highly safe for LGBTQ+ travelers looking for a travel destination in Nepal.

Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

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Upper Mustang Jeep Tour is a lifetime experience that you will forever remember. Here you will be able to visit the previously restricted areas of Upper Mustang. The tour takes you through the village of Marpha also called the land of apples. Additionally, you will be passing by ancient Tibetan Monasteries adorned with chorten, mani walls, and colorful flags. The beautiful walled city of Lo Manthang with the King's palace is the life of the Mustang itself. 

The Upper Mustang Jeep Tour for 7 days will take you through the road all the time. Within these 7 days, you will be able to visit the previously restricted areas of Upper Mustang. As Mustang is known to be the land behind the Mountains, the mountains will mostly be seen on the Southern Side.

If you visit the Upper Mustang in May you will witness the biggest festival there; Tiji. Thus, this journey will be a spiritual guide for LGBTQ+ communities as well.


Nepal is a country thriving in tourism, making it an even more approachable destination without discomfort for LGBTQ+ as well as other communities. As for Gay Travelers, this country will be the best comfort.

Himalayan Scenery

Himalayan Scenery