Best Short Treks in Nepal

Best Short Treks in Nepal

Best Short Treks in Nepal

May 19, 2020


As we grow up, we dream of things that we will do once we have enough money in our pockets. But as we start earning our living, most of those dreams shatter in front of our eyes as we don’t have any extra time on our hands to turn them into a reality. With all the busy office schedules, we forget to relish in the small moments of our life that we have planned for ourselves. Dedicating the blog to the travel enthusiasts around the world who once had dreamt of being in the Himalayan Kingdom Nepal, we have included the Best Short Treks in Nepal that can be completed in a short time, however, completes your thirst of being close to the mountains and experience something wild living close to nature. 


Nepal has been attracting many trekkers from around the world as it is shrouded in the spectacular beauty of the Himalayas, unique culture, and tradition. The trekking into the Himalayas allows people to blend in the beauty despite the physical and mental challenges they endure during the summit. Although people with moderate physical fitness find trekking in Nepal difficult, spiritual satisfaction, breathtaking views, and heartwarming human encounters makes trekkers forget the hard times one comes across during the trip. 


Highlighting how people feel after their trekking in Nepal, we have included a quote of a travel enthusiast, lecturer, and author describing Nepal in her own beautiful words as “When we reached the prayer flags and a pile of rocks that marked the highest point on the pass, the view was brilliant. There was hardly a cloud in the sky. To the south, we could see rolling foothills: the gentle ups and downs that we’d walked through. Some of the hillsides were red or purple with rhododendron blossoms. To the west and east, there was a muddle of ridges and spurs. To the north, there were several mighty snow-capped animals. The real Himalayan giants were mostly east of where we stood. We were a very long way from anywhere. We were a very long way from help.” Jane Wilson-Howarth. 


To awake your trekker mood, and to help you schedule your next Trekking in Nepal, we have included the Popular Short Treks in Nepal that is unmissable both for International as well as National trekkers.


1) Ghorepani Trek from Pokhara


Ghorepani Poonhill Trek | Source: mountainguidetrek
  • Maximum elevation: 3210m
  • Starting Point: Pokhara
  • Number of Days: 4 to 7 Days
  • Difficulty: Easy



Best Season for the Trek: September-November and March-May


The ultimate classic treks in Nepal, Ghorepani Poonhill trek is by far the easiest treks in the Annapurna sanctuary. The short and easy trek offers the major highlights of any other treks including panoramic mountain vistas, unique local culture, native lifestyle, friendly Nepali people and most importantly heartwarming sights of the nature.


The journey starts from Pokhara, as you join for a one and half hour ride to Nayapul, the official starting point of the trek. As the journey continues from the point, you will pass through lush woodlands of rhododendron into the beautiful villages of Birethani, Ulleri, Ghorepani and Ghandruk adorned in pleasing traditional houses. Apart from the traditional houses and lush woodlands, the magnificent background of the snow-capped pinnacles makes this place a perfect post card photo spot.


The major highlight of the trek, the sunrise view from Poonhill (3210m) awaits you as you move from Ghorepani early in the morning. The vantage point, Poonhill offers alluring views of Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Gangapurna (7455m), Macchapuchre (6993m), Nilgiri, Lamjung, Himchuli and many more. Witness the golden rays of sunlight slowly moving up to the mountains and scattering its light into the snow-capped pinnacles before you visit the authentic Gurung village, Ghandruk.



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2) Annapurna Base Camp Trek


 Annapurna Base Camp Trek


  • Maximum elevation: 4130m
  • Starting Point: Pokhara
  • Number of Days: 7 to 13 Days
  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate



Best Season for the Trek: September-November and March-May


Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC Trek) is a wondrous walk into the remote traditional village through the lush woodlands of rhododendron and pine together with the sights of glorious Himalayas smiling back at you throughout the journey. The highlight of the trek, the base camp offers dramatic sights of Macchapuchre, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. Apart from the magnificent views, many trekkers also cherish the natural hot spring bath in Jhinu Danda at the end of the trek as it soothes the pain.


The ABC Trek starts from Nayapul and continues to the village of Chhomrong via Ghandruk village. Ghandurk village is an authentic traditional village amid the mountain vistas that have Buddhist monasteries, unique lifestyle, and customs, perfectly preserved in the Gurung Museum.

On walking further from Chhomrong, the sights of the Himalayan ranges becomes even more radiant and hence enable the trekkers to enjoy the unobstructed scenes of Macchapuchre and Annapurna range. As soon as one reaches the Macchapuchre base camp, the pleasing sights of Annapurna and Macchapuchre win the heart of every trekker. The climb from Macchapuchre to Annapurna is the most satisfying walk as the mission base camp is about to get accomplished. On reaching the base camp, admire the gratifying sights of the World’s 10th highest Mountain in the World.



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3) Langtang Trek

 Langtang Trek

  • Maximum elevation: 3900m
  • Starting Point: Syabrubesi
  • Number of Days: 7 to 10 Days
  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate



Best Season for the Trek: September-November and March-May


The closest trekking destination from Kathmandu, Langtang valley is known as the valley of Glacial masses. Despite the close proximity with the capital city, the valley is still hidden from numbers of trekkers. The major highlight of this trek is the Langtang range, Langtang Lirung (7227m) and Langtang Ri (7205m).


The journey starting from a town in Rasuwa district, Syabrubesi takes you deep into the unique Buddhist culture of the Tamangs and Sherpas influenced by the Tibetan community. The journey from Syabrubesi to the highest point of the trek, Kyanjin Ri (4773m) passes through the Langtang National Park that homes numerous flora and fauna, including Himalayan black bear, Common Leopard, and Snow Leopard together with other 250 species of birds.


On moving from Lama Hotel to Kyanjin Gompa (4860m) you will notice a steep variation in the climate as well as vegetation. Amidst the foothills of the Kyanjin Gompa, the foothills of the Kyanjin Ri has Buddhist monastery, and traditional cheese factory amid the panoramic vistas. The vantage point of the trek, Kyanjin Ri offers 360-degree panorama of the Langtang region. Whereas the sunrise view from the point is even more pleasing.


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4) Everest View Trek

 Everest View Trek

  • Maximum elevation: 3880m
  • Starting Point: Lukla
  • Number of Days: 5 to 10 Days
  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate



Best season: September-November and March-May


The 8 Days Everest view trek is specially tailored for those travelers who seek to see the World’s highest mountain, Mount Everest without bothering to trek all the way long to the base camp. With the highest elevation of the trek, 3880m of Everest view Hotel, the trekkers can enjoy the spell bounding views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6856m), Mount Everest (8848m) and Thamserku (6608m).


The journey starts from Kathmandu with a scenic Lukla flight. Nestled at an altitude of 2840m, the Lukla airport is one of the most dangerous yet busiest mountain airports of Nepal. In spite of the fact, Lukla offers beautiful views to the visitors. The journey ahead from the Lukla passes through the Sagarmatha National Park that preserves wide ranges of flora, fauna and bird species. Passing through the lush woodlands of rhododendron, pine, oak you will enjoy the sights of mountain vistas playing hide and seek. The acclimatization day in Namche, the gateway to the incredible Khumbu region allow the trekkers to get an insight on the mountain lives of the indigenous Sherpa community.


When in Namche, visit the famous Sherpa Museum that holds every details and history of mountaineering in the Everest region along with the Sherpa cultural objects including photos and press cutting. After trekking for two days, the trekkers will finally witness the 360-degree panorama of snow-capped pinnacles that includes the gigantic Mount Everest. Get the best views right at your plate in the Everest View hotel and cherish the moment.


Know more about the package here: Everest View Trek


5) Gosainkunda Holy Lake Trek


Gosaikunda Lake Trek
  • Maximum elevation: 4210m
  • Starting Point: Dhunche
  • Number of Days: 7 to 12 Days
  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate



Best season: September-November and March-May


A famous trekking destination in the Langtang region, Gosainkunda is a Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site. The holy lake occupying the total area of 4 square miles is overwhelmed with pilgrims to wash of their sins by taking a bath in the holy lake in the month of August, Janai Purnima.


The journey starting from the capital city winds off to Dhunche (2030m), the district headquarters of Rasuwa as well as the headquarters of Langtang National Park. On moving forward from Dhunche, trekkers will pass through different traditional village of the area including Deurali and Dimsa and through the dense forests of bamboo and oak, enjoying the sights of Langtang range until they reach the popular monastery of the area, Sin Gompa.


The Gosainkunda Lake (4210m) has other numbers of surrounding lakes including the SaraswotiKunda, DudhKunda, BhairavKunda, AmaKunda, ChandraKunda, RagatKunda and many more. The trekkers can explore the lake and enjoy the sights of Annapurna, Langtang, Ganesh and Dorjelakpa before they plan their return to the capital city via the Chisapani (2215m) route.


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6) Kathmandu Valley Trek


Shivapuri National Park
  • Maximum elevation: 2175m
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu
  • Number of Days: 3 to 6 Days
  • Trek Difficulty: Easy



Best season: September-November and March-May


The Kathmandu valley trekking is the best short hiking trip from Kathmandu that allow the trekkers to delve into the history, culture, lifestyle and serene beauty of the nature far from the hustles of the capital city, Kathmandu.


The trek traverses through the Shivapuri National Park that offers cool shades to the trekkers with its tall trees, and soothing moments with the streams gushing and birds chirping all over the place. Starting the journey from Sundarijal, trekkers will walk on the stone steps through ethnic settlements, and lush woodlands of the National Park.


Chisapani is mostly inhabited by the ethnic Tamang community following Buddhist culture and is known among the locals as a famous Mountain View point. Trekkers can enjoy the sights of Eastern Himalayas that extends from Langtang to Gaurishankar. Returning down from Chisapani, one can witness the World’s highest Mountain, Mount Everest together with other 20 snowcapped pinnacles from Nagarkot. After witnessing the splendid sunrise view from Nagarkot, trekkers can also visit the UNESCO enlisted cultural heritage site, ChanguNarayan temple together with other major highlights of the city.


Book your trip now and enjoy your time in Nepal, see our Kathmandu Valley View Cultural Trekking package.


Are you planning for some thrilling moments in Nepal?


We will help you get covered with all requirements of the trek and offer some of the best memories that will hold your heart for lifetime. Walk in the diverse terrain and watch locals spreading smiles as you move from the capital city to various parts of Nepal on your next Nepal visit.

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