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5 Best Short Treks in Nepal

5 Best Short Treks in Nepal

Short treks in Nepal offers the best panoramic views of Himalayas in short period of time with the easy walking tour.

Trekking in the mountains in Nepal is not the only wilderness experience but also cultural and natural experience too. You don’t have to be an experienced trekker to get the best views of Himalayas.

I am going to explain and discuss 5 best short treks to do in Nepal. These listed treks are suitable for travelers who have a limited amount of time here.

Annapurna, Everest, and Langtang regions have some of the best short treks. These treks are suitable for all age group and with the modest level of physical fitness.

In Nepal, professional hikers consider short treks as easy and first times hikers consider easy to moderate.

Some are short, some are long, but all of them are amazing. The entire short trekking itineraries are designed carefully to meet your holiday time frame and requirements.

Short treks in Nepal can be done by any traveler, adventure enthusiast along with your family members, friends, and loved ones. You don’t have to worry about acute mountain sickness, age, and fitness level.

Thus, you can get trekking experience at the land of Himalayas within the short time duration. So you can join any of these listed short treks in your upcoming vacations.

Here are 5 of our best short treks in Nepal. These treks are suitable for anyone who is tight on time but still want to see some of the Himalayas. These treks are best suited who enjoy peaceful and quiet settings in the heart of nature.

Everest Panorama Trekking – 9 days

Overview

Max Elevation: 3,850 m, Tengboche Monastery

Days: 9

Trekking Difficulty: Moderate

Remoteness: Not Remote

Best Season: March to May and October to November

Accommodation Type: Teahouse

Restricted Permits: No

Required Permits: TIMS

Everest Panorama trek is one of the best treks in Everest region. This 9 days treks offer up a quick way to see some of the tallest mountains in the world.

This is the most popular trek in the Everest region due to the incredible mountain scenery including snow-capped mountains.

During the trek, you can also enjoy the adventure of the Everest region and the UNESCO world heritage site i.e. Sagarmatha National Park.

This is the short trek but still, very scenic trek offers the superb view of the world’s highest peaks including Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku.

The trek starts from 45 minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and treks up to Namche Bazaar. The trekking routes take up high to Tengboche. Here you’ll surely visit an ancient monastery and view the daily rituals and prayers performed by locals.

This trek will provide you the glimpse of Sherpa culture, traditions and lifestyle. At the end of the trek, the snow-capped peaks and glacier lakes make an unforgettable trek.

Every feature of Everest Panorama trek is amazing, interesting, and amazing. This trek is best suited for those who don’t have enough time for longer treks in the high mountains.

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Everest Base Camp Luxury Trekking – 8 days

Overview

Max Elevation: 5,364 m, Everest Base Camp

Days: 8

Trekking Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Remoteness: Not Remote

Best Season: February to May and September to December

Accommodation Type: Luxury and Standard

Restricted Permits: No

Required Permits: TIMS

This is new alternative short and luxurious trek for those who don’t have enough time.

Everest Base Camp Luxury trek gives you a great opportunity to be in the base camp of the world’s highest mountain easily. Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is a colorful trekking intended for all age groups.

The highlight of the trek is the views of Everest and Ama Dablam from just above Namche Bazaar. This luxury trek itinerary is designed with plenty of the time for the acclimatization.

The trek starts with the short scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla from where you’ll trek to Phakding. This trek takes you to the prettiest Sherpa villages in Khumbu region. Namche Bazaar is a gateway to the high Himalayas and also the administrative center for the Khumbu region.

You’ll also get an opportunity to visit one of the old monasteries of the Khumbu region i.e Tengboche Monastery. Finally, you’ll hike to Gorak Shep along the Khumbu glacier to Everest Base Camp.

Throughout this trek, you can enjoy the environment of the world’s highest mountain and Tibetan Buddhist culture. Along the trail, you’ll see the colorful prayer flags, mani walls, and ancient monasteries.

The towering mountain, the high hills, and the great landscape drags many trekkers to this perfect trekking region.

Throughout this journey, you’ll utilize superior lodging with fine meals. This luxury trek is perfect for those who desire the allure of Himalayas with the pleasure of luxury amenities. At the end of the trek, you’ll return back to Kathmandu via a helicopter.

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking-9 days

Overview

Max Elevation: 3,750 m, Muktinath

Days: 9

Trekking Difficulty: Easy

Remoteness: Not Remote

Best Season: March to May and September to November

Accommodation Type: Teahouse

Restricted Permits: Yes

Required Permits: ACAP

Jomsom Muktinath is yet another popular trekking trail in the Annapurna region. As this trekking trail attracts more than 20,00 trekkers annually in Nepal.

This trek is ideal for all kind of trekkers as it offers an easy trekking trail with no difficult climbing to the high altitudes.

In a week time, you can experience lovely Annapurna foothill, beautiful landscape, and varieties of ethnic culture.

This trek involves hiking through the world’s deepest gorge- the Kaligandaki valley. Along the trail, there are a lot of excellent teahouses with good accommodation facilities.

Kagbeni and Muktinath are historical, religious, and spiritual sites. Every year thousands of Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims travel.

Throughout the trek, you’ll visit several ancient Buddhist monasteries and large caves. The main interesting fact of this region is it provides both lush forest and arid terrain.

The altitude is fairly low and inexperienced trekkers will find this trek an ideal entry-level trek. But make sure that you’ve packed the right gear.

This region lies in the rain-shadow area and gets very little rain. So, it is the best place to trek during the monsoon seasons.

Poonhill Trekking – 7 days

Overview

Max Elevation: 3,210 m, Poonhill

Days: 7

Trekking Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Remoteness: Not Remote

Best Season: March to May and October to November

Accommodation Type: Teahouse

Restricted Permits: No

Required Permits: ACAP, TIMS

Undoubtedly the most popular trek in Nepal, Poon Hill Trek is on the bucket list of many travelers and for the good reason.

This spectacular 7-day Poon Hill trek through beautiful mountain scenery and lush green rhododendron forests end at Poonhill. This trek is frequently rated in the top 5 best short treks in Nepal.

This trek starts from the outskirts of Pokhara. Throughout the trails, you’ll get the fine views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri (all are above 8000 meters).

This trek offers you to visit villages and experience cultural life of people living in hills. Along the trail, you’ll spot many teahouses and make the walk even more interesting. The famous holy mountain Machapuchare peak is always seen from any point of this trek.

The major center of attraction is the highpoint of this trek i.e Poonhill 3,210 m. From here you can see the glimpse of the sunrise over the Annapurna range including Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri.

Langtang Valley Trek – 7days

Overview

Max Elevation: 4,984 m, Tserko Ri

Days: 7

Trekking Difficulty: Moderate

Remoteness: Not Remote to Remote

Best Season: March to May and October to November

Accommodation Type: Teahouse

Restricted Permits: No

Required Permits: TIMS

The short trek to Langtang valley can be done in 7 days and begin from the Kathmandu. Langtang lies about 130 km north of the Kathmandu valley close to the Tibet, China.

It’s a 6 hours drive to the remote hill station of Syabrubesi from where a trek begins. This trek is comparatively easy and also much less busy than other popular treks in Annapurna and Everest region.

This trek also offers a rare opportunity to experience the typical Nepali village and cultural diversity.This short trek leads you up the beautiful canyon of the Langtang Khola.

This trek includes the famous trek viewpoint Kyanjin Ri (4,773 m). From here you’ll get a beautiful view of the Langtang Himal and the surrounding glaciers and ice fall.

Conclusion

Nepal has been listed as one of the best trekking destination in the world. As it includes most excellent trekking routes and it obvious that these trekking routes attracts a huge number of domestic and international tourists every year.

Sometimes you don’t have enough time to trek along the long trekking routes. But still, you want to enjoy the natural beauty and adventure.

Then these short treks in Nepal are the best way to enjoy the adventure walking on the foothill of different Himalayan ranges with the cultural experience.

For a short trek in Nepal, you don’t need any kind of physical training. If you can walk slowly 3-5 hrs per day then you are able to do these short treks.

All of these treks offer great tea house accommodation so you don’t have to bring a lot of gear.

Other treks around the valley include one-day treks to Nagarkot, Chisapani, Dhulikhel, Ghalegaun or Shivapuri which is equally amazing.

If you want to enjoy the scenic trips staying close to the capital city. Then there is the number of choices for the trek of one or two days.

Namo Buddha one of the old Buddhist monastery in the country. It provides a truly spiritual experience. You can also visit Phulchowki temple one of the popular Hindu pilgrimage sites. It is located on the highest hill of Kathmandu which is also perfect place location for bird watching.

Note

Above short trek, the package can be customized as per your requirements. The given days for the short treks in Nepal are for maximum days to finish the trekking. If you want to go fast or make it short then it can be done.

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