3 Days Treks in Nepal

3 Days Treks in Nepal

Nepal is famous for its epic high altitude treks. Along with that, it also offers a number of short and easy treks which can be shortly completed within 3 days. It is best suitable for less experienced trekkers or who have limited time on hand.

Home to hundreds of stunning treks, Nepal gets you to the off-beaten track and into the glorious mountains. You get to choose easy to moderate and strenuous treks according to your preferences.

3 days treks in Nepal have different routes mostly in Pokhara and Annapurna Region. For this trek, you do not need any kind of physical training. Anyone who can walk around 4-5 hrs per day is able to do this trek.

Trekking in Nepal is a unique experience. Even in the short span of time, these 3 days treks take you into the heart of the wilderness and awe-inspiring views of Himalayas. Such short treks are perfect for modern day trekkers on the move.

Why 3 Days Treks in Nepal?

Why 3 Days Treks in Nepal

Ideal for Families and Beginners

You don’t need extreme altitude training or other training for these treks. These are treks suitable for you to enjoy time with family.

It is an ideal choice for families with children and beginners. It presents you the beautiful views of the mountains and a glimpse of the local culture.

These treks are fairly short and have easy trekking trails that require a minimal level of stamina or fitness.

Budget-Friendly Trek

The 3 days trek are very affordable and budget-friendly treks. You can enjoy the magnificence of Nepal without putting a major dent in your wallet.

You can explore the beauty of the Himalayas at a cheaper price but with full of adventure and discoveries.

Some of the popular and amazingly affordable 3 days treks in Nepal are as follows:

Ghandruk trek: $200 – $350 (NRs 20000 – 35000)

Baithali village trek: $150 – $200 (NRs 15000 – 20000)

Panchase trek : $200 – $300 (NRs 20000 – 30000)

Kalinchowk trek: $300- $450 (NRs 30000- 45000)

Uncompromised Views within a limited time

In a short period of time, you will get to see all sorts of stunning views, dramatic landscapes, and Himalayas of Nepal.

You’ll love the clean and the freshness of the air, gushing down from the Himalayas. It will be an undeniably great treat for the short trekkers like you. So, get ready for the ultimate experience.

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Best 3 Days Treks in Nepal

Balthali Village Trek (1,730m)

Balthali Village Trek

Balthali village is the oldest village which lies on the edge of the Kathmandu Valley. It just takes 3 days of walking.

Balthali village 3 days trek takes you into the incredibly beautiful Balthali village. This trek starts from Namo Buddha village which is one of the captivating places in Nepal. It is the place where you get to witness beautiful rice fields and traditional farmhouses.

This trail passes through small beautiful villages where you can experience the lifestyle of the local people. And witness ancient temples, lush green forests, and terraced farmlands.

This village provides an opportunity to explore the colorful Rhododendron forest. And, you can also witness an abundant species of wildlife.

In addition, you will get to see an awesome view of snow-capped Himalayas. This is the perfect introduction to trekking in Nepal.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Explore well-preserved Newari architecture in the village of Panauti
  • Relax amid traditional farming villages with spectacular Himalayan views
  • Experience the sacred atmosphere of Namo Buddha, one of Tibetan Buddhism’s holiest sites

Best Season

You can do this trek all year-round.

But, during the monsoon (June-August) the air will be hazy and you will be less likely to get good Himalayan views. So, it is an ideal trip to undertake in the winter, when the skies will be clear and the lodging cozy.

Accommodation

You can find many cheap accommodations in some of the villages throughout this trek. The cheaper lodging also provides you better service with peaceful grounds, prime views, and delicious foods.

Ghandruk Trek (2,012m)

Ghandruk Trek

In only 3 days, you can trek to the lower Annapurna Region, Ghandruk. From Ghandruk, you can spot the spectacular panoramic views of the Himalayas. It includes Annapurna south, Annapurna III, Himchuli, and Machhapuchhre.

This trek begins with a drive from Pokhara to Phedi and treks towards Ghandruk. This trail passes through dense Rhododendron forests and paddy fields. The routes take you to the steep stone steps through picturesque villages. While beautiful mountains will be towering over you.

Ghandruk village offers an amazing view of giant Annapurna peaks. You will get to experience a friendly and vibrant nature of local Gurung people. Thus, it will be a wonderful experience.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Trek through the beautiful rhododendron forests of the lower Annapurna Region
  • One of Nepal’s best short treks, taking you through picturesque villages while offering epic Himalayan views
  • Visit the Gurung village of Ghandruk, with views of Annapurna and Fishtail.
  • An ideal trek for families and less-experienced trekkers.

Best Season

You can undertake this trek at any time of the year. But, Spring and Autumn are the best seasons to trek in this region.

Spring season brings the warmer weather which makes the trekking more comfortable. Birds and flowers, especially rhododendrons, are beautifully seen on the trails. The floras are usually at their most colors.

Autumn means the clear weather and crystal clear blue skies. Due to clear skies, you get to see the beautiful views of the mountains and surroundings.

Accommodation

On this trek, you can find a huge range of accommodation facilities that range from standard hotels to budget lodges. The guest house / Lodge offers both hot and cold water facilities. Private rooms are available in most guest house/ Lodge.

Trekking Permits

While trekking to Ghandruk you will need two trekking permits which are:

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry permits: $20 (NRs 2000)
  • Trekkers Information Management System card: $10 (NRs 1000)

Kalinchowk Trek (3,842m)

Kalinchowk Trek

Kalinchowk belongs to the Rolwaling trekking region, known for its immense natural beauty. It is a short excursion trek in the hilltop viewing splendid Mt Annapurna, Mt. Gaurishankar, Ganesh Himal, and many more.

The 3 days trek to Kalinchowk starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Charikot. Then trek begins from Charikot to Kalinchowk Temple.

On this trek, you can enjoy the dramatic landscape, mountains, loving locals and culture. And the diverse and colorful Rhododendron will accompany you throughout this journey.

Kalinchowk is actually named after the goddess Kali- the Hindu Goddess and a symbol of Power. Atop the hill, the Kalinchowk Bhagwati resides facing south with the background of beautiful mountains. And the temple is beautifully surrounded by metal Trident and Bells.

Standing at the top after an arduous walk becomes worthwhile while enjoying the heavenly views.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Stunning view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt Gaurishankar, Lantang, and many other peaks.
  • Witness different culture and caste of the local people along with their warm hospitality.
  • Opportunity to stroll around the Gaurishankar Conservation area.

Best Season

During monsoon season, the roads are very challenging and technical. And in the extreme winter season, there will be very heavy snowfall which makes your trekking difficult.

Thus the best season for this trek is the autumn season. During this time, the weather is clear and sometimes there might be snowfall. So, you can enjoy beautiful views and snowfall without any difficulties.

Accommodation

There are very few options for standard accommodation in this region. Here, you can find some standard lodges in the Kuri village.

Panchase Trek (2,500m)

Panchase Trek

The Annapurna is probably the most beautiful of the Himalayan mountain ranges. One of the easiest ways to see the Annapurnas is the 3 days Panchase Trek.

The Panchase hill is the best viewpoint to witness the giant Himalayan peaks of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and other peaks as well.

This trek begins across Phewa Lake opposite of Pokhara. It takes you through the unbeatable landscapes and total wilderness. During your journey, you will see many ethnic groups, such as Brahmin, Magar, and Gurung as well as other groups including their lifestyles.

This is an ideal trek for beginners or those who just want to experience the incredible beauty of the lofty Annapurna mountains.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Panoramic view of mountains like Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Manaslu.
  • Reach at the summit Panchase hill at an altitude of 2,500m
  • Witness the lifestyle and culture of different ethnic groups.

Best Season

The trip is accessible all around the year. But, it is not reasonable to travel during the monsoon season which falls between June to August. The muddy trails might hamper your trekking and cloudy days are not enjoyable as it hides the essence of the Himalayas.

Trekking to Panchase during winter is also safe since it does not rise to such high altitude. The winter days are sunny but cold and chilly during nights till dawn. It would be a good season to enjoy the moment alone.

Spring and autumn are the best seasons to trek in Nepal. During these months the weather is clear with much green surrounding and clean vistas. Spring season brings out the vibrant color of Nature.

Autumn is a cool season to travel as the environment is fresh after the showers. The scene of the Himalayan mountain range is also a crystal clear view. Trekking during this season is neither hot nor cold, making it a pleasant and relaxing journey in the countryside environment.

Accommodation

Accommodation in this trek includes lodging at tea-houses with basic furnished rooms and bathroom. Many tea-houses have more traditional squat-type toilets, which too outside the room. Hot water supply with the solar powered system may be rare in the villages.

In Panchase short trek, you also have the option of camping outside.

Trekking Permits

While trekking to Panchase you will need two trekking permits which are:

  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry permits: $20 (NRs 2000)
  • Trekkers Information Management System card: $10 (NRs 1000)

Poon Hill Trek (3,210m)

Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill Trek will give you the opportunity to experience the major fascinations of the Annapurna region in just 3 days.

Regarded as an easy trek, the Poon Hill Trek 3 Day trail takes you to the grand Poon Hill viewpoint. It provides you with an unbeatable scenic view of the sunset.

This trek starts from Kathmandu with the scenic flight to Nayapul, from where our actual trekking begins. Then trek to Tikhedhunga from Nayapul, then to Ghorepani, and finally to Poon Hill vantage point.

The routes are fully enclosed with exotic wilderness, rhododendron and oak forests. You will get an opportunity to explore local culture, tradition, and lifestyle of local people

This trek is the best way to get the Himalayan panorama in a very short period of time.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Beautiful view of Annapurna along with other peaks like Mt Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and many more
  • Explore the Magar village
  • Sunrise view from Poon Hill viewpoint
  • March through a large forest of rhododendron, pine, and oak

Best Season

Autumn is one of the best seasons for Poon Hill trek. The temperature is not too hot and not too cold. It is a very pleasant weather.

Spring is second popular seasons for Poon hill trek. It is the season of flowers. Along the trails the rhododendron blooms around the hills. The weather is less misty and warm temperature.

During winter there might be snowfall in this region. However, if you prepared well, you can do trekking in Poon hill. Weather will be clear in the Morning and day time.

In the summer season, the weather is quite hot which makes your trekking challenging and difficult. Need to be well prepared for Leech and rain in the Summer.

Accommodation

On this trek, there are plenty of tea-houses and lodges. Thus, there will be no difficulty in finding accommodation.

Tea house provides the rooms on twin sharing basis and single beds. One blanket is also given to each bed. Toilets on Tea houses will be either squat type or western style.

Tea houses have their own menu which offers the mix of Nepali food and international cuisine along with tea, coffee, and snacks. Mostly all tea houses have the same menu.

Trekking Permits

While trekking to Poon Hill Trek you will need two trekking permits which are:

  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry permits: $20 (NRs 2000)
  • Trekkers Information Management System card: $10 (NRs 1000)

Dhampus Sarangkot Trek (1,600m)

Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

Sarangkot rests on the western rim of Pokhara valley. Trek to this beautiful hillside starts with a short drive from Pokhara city to Phedi.

The mellow trial passes through two famous mountain viewpoints: Dhampus and Sarangkot. In 3 days of the trek, you can find yourself in the hills with awesome views of the Annapurna along with Dhaulagiri and Manaslu mountain ranges.

At each of the several viewpoints, you will have a unique perspective of the colossal Himalayan peaks.

You can encounter typical Gurung people and mixed village in Dhampus. It also provides you a deep insight into their culture and lifestyle.

Highlights of the Trek

  • An amazing sight of Annapurna South, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli and many other peaks.
  • Perfect view of the hillside village culture.
  • Encountering the lifestyle and culture of the Gurung ethnic group and mixed village Dhampus.

Best Season

Trekking is possible throughout the year. But Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather.

During the Spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming. And in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer.

Accommodation

You can get to choose from a variety of options available in Pokhara. From luxury hotels to basic local lodges.

And as you head towards Sarangkot you can find basic tea-houses and lodges providing with basic facilities.

Trekking Permits

While trekking to Dhampus Sarangkot Trek you will need one trekking permit which are:

  • Trekkers Information Management System card: $10 (NRs 100)

Conclusion

3 Days Treks in Nepal is suitable for families, children, individuals, and groups. In a short time, you can explore the beauty of Himalayas. It is a great way to spend a short holiday in Nepal while framing the best views.

Treks as such do not compromise on the environment and are equally adventurous. On the plus side, these treks are budget friendly too.

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About Author

Mukti is is the founder and CEO of Himalayas on Foot. He started Himalayas on Foot in 2008 after working as a trekking porter, guide and then a sales manager for a decade.

He has done most of the treks in Nepal such as Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Poon Hill, Langtang Trek, Annapurna Circuit, etc. Apart from Nepal, he has also travelled to Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Finland, Norway, Germany, Belgium, France and USA.

Mukti was also secretary of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) for the year 2015-2017. TAAN is an umbrella association of trekking agencies in the Nepal.

He speaks fluent English, Japanese and Nepali.

Mukti is friendly and he is the one who answers most of your trip questions. So if you have any inquiry about our trip, don't be shy. Write to us.

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