10 Best Short Treks in Nepal

When it comes to trekking, Nepal is probably the most popular reason why travelers come to the country.

It offers a wide variety of trekking trails. It satisfies the desires of every type of trekking enthusiasts.

Every trek trail in Nepal has its own characteristics.

On some treks, you’ll see only mountains while on others, you’ll get to experience cultures, landscapes and people.

If you’re one of those high adrenaline enthusiasts or simple nature loving fellow, then you’ve come to the right place.

Even if you cannot afford the hard physical strain, then Nepal still have beautiful yet easy trekking trails.

High altitude sickness problem in these trips is really rare, if you don’t have any chronic disease before starting the trip.

These trips are a kind of slow trekking trip where you can travel with your family, elder people or with children.

So it is for all age group and all level of hikers.

If you want to enjoy the beauty and riches of Nepal within a short time frame then here’s a list of 10 best and short treks to allow you to do just that.

Ten Best Short Treks in Nepal

1. Chepang Hill Trek

Trek Duration: 8 days
Region of Trek: Mahabharata Range
Maximum Altitude: 3500 meter

Chepang hill trek offers spectacular views of the mountains and magnificent sunrise and sunset views.

You can observe the views that include a range of Himalayan peaks such as Rolwaling, Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar,

Langtang, Manaslu Range, Himalchuli, Anapurna range and Dhaulagiri.

The trek through Mahabharata range, at moderate altitude through less crowded, beautiful hills allows you to observe nature.

Chepang hill trek gives you totally different cultural experiences than the other community.

You will be produced to the inhabitants by means of their songs, dances, hospitality and craftsmanship: they produce among others wine and honey.

The Chepangs are ethnic people with a different lifestyle who feed on fruits and roots and have unique cultures of their own.

Due to the remoteness from city life, these native people are considered to be among the demoted groups of Nepal.

Along with the new cultural experience, the trip is also very famous for the captivating views of the sunrise, mountains from Sira-Chuli and bird watching along the trail.

This trek aims to improve the condition of the Chepang people by generating income and creating awareness about their unique lifestyle.

2. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trek Duration: 5 Days
Region of Trek: Annapurna Region
Maximum Altitude: 3210 meter

This short trek to Ghorepani trek offers the best views of the sunrise from Poonhill at Ghrorepani to the lows of the peaceful Pokhara city.

Poon Hill short trek is always liked by most of the easy hikers those who are seeking for short Annapurna hiking holiday and see awesome panorama views of Himalayas (Annapurna and Dhaulagiri) even sunrise view from Poon Hill.

Mt. Machapuchchre also known as Mt. Fishtail (6993m.) which is considered to be a holy mountain will be throughout the route to give you the best of the photographic shots in the morning as well as in the evening.

Especially when the rays of setting sun hit the majestic mountain, it’s truly divine.

You can also observe other mountains such as Dhaulagiri Annapurna range which is a wonder in itself.

3. Everest Short Trek

Trek Duration: 7 days
Region of Trek: Everest Region
Maximum Altitude:  3870 meters

Everest short trek is especially for those who have not long time to visit up to Everest base camp or follow other trekking trails in Everest region.

This can be the most exciting trekking to the Everest Panorama by following Hillary and Tenzing’s footsteps to explore top of the world.

Normally trekking to the Everest region will begin with exiting flight to Lukla at 2800 meter above sea level.

This trekking trail passes through the wonderful Sherpa cultural villages surrounded by the stunning mountain views.

Also learning about Buddhism influence in Sherpa’s life and traditional farming system will add marvelous and unforgettable experiences in your lifetime.

Everest easy hiking is a dream of every person who love the Himalayas and nature of mountain area.

This trip offers you to have a once in a lifetime opportunity of Mt. Everest and other most spectacular Himalayas of this region in your very short trekking holiday.

Thus, this trail is becoming popular among the trekkers who love to walk slowly and spend the nights in comfortable lodge with quality foods.

4. Ghandrunk Cultural Trek

Trek Duration: 6 days
Maximum Altitude: 2000 meters

The Ghandruk Cultural trek is an easy one through comfortable trails with a maximum 6 hours of trekking a day.

With absolutely no risk of altitude sickness and other problems, the trek is best even for families with children or the elderly.

The scenic mountain views are excellent from the various viewpoints. Something to cherish remembering back for the rest of your lives.

However, the highlight of the trek is the Gurung village where you get to indulge in the traditional customs and celebrations.

Appreciating a variety of culture and understanding their way of life is such an awesome experience to take back with you.

The beautiful sceneries, lush green forests and traditional villages along the way make the trek an enriching and mesmerizing one.

5. Shivapuri Trek

Trek Duration: 5 days
Maximum Altitude: 2732 meters

This short trek to the second highest hill surrounding the Kathmandu valley is for those who enjoy a comfortable trek.

Shivapuri trek allows you to enjoy the watershed, flora and fauna as well as the different birds and insects that differ according to the different seasons.

As the trek can be done throughout the year, you can have a different experience of the flora and fauna at different times.

While enjoying the sights of the valley below, the eastern mountain ranges you get to witness rural Nepali life between the sunsets and sunrises.

You make your way through a little human settlement which is a beauty in itself. You’ll be amazed by how people live there.

From the various high points, you can see the mountains welcoming you with mesmerizing views which will make the hike worthwhile.

6. Panchase Trek

Trek Duration: 5 days
Region of Trek: Annapurna Region/ Pokhara Valley Rim
Maximum Altitude:  3020 meters

Panchase trekking will be perfect for every level of hikers those who have limited amount of time and looking for different experience.

The entire Panchase hill top of around also regarded as holy pilgrimage site where Lord Shiva is believed to have meditated in the ancient era.

Many devotees scatter the five grains around the lake of Panchase to protect main source of food in the name of nature God and pray to respect to the ancestors’ soul.

Panchase trek is short, scenic and panoramic trekking trail begin from the beautiful city of Pokhara.

Trekkers can enjoy mesmerizing views of Mt fishtail, Annapurna South, Annapurna II, III, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and many other peaks.

The local people’s culture and their traditional lifestyle make trekking to this route easy and truly an unforgettable experience.

7. Helambu Valley Trek

Trek Duration: 7 days
Region of Trek: Helambu/ Langtang Region
Maximum Altitude:  3600 meters

Helambu Valley trekking is especially projected for the trekkers those who are planning to spend about a week in cultural village area close to Kathmandu Valley.

Trekking to this region allow you to enjoy real cultural hospitality and breathtaking views of Langtang Himalayan region.

The wonderful views of the Langtang (7245m), Ganesh Himal (7405m), Dorje Lhakpa (6990m) and other small mountains will leave you in awe.

Moreover, the friendly Buddhists people of Helambu villages and pleasant climate will without a doubt make your trek very unforgettable.

You will pass through many villages of different landscape with beautiful pine, oak and rhododendron forests of lower elevation level.

One of most suitable trek around Helambu region mostly in higher elevation villages are inhabited by Sherpa and Tamang communities.

And the local traditional culture reflects similar of other regions as Buddhism society.

It is an ideal trip for those who have a short time and like to combine both cultural scenes of mountain.

8. Nagarkot – Changunarayan Trek

Trek Duration: 2 days
Region of Trek: Nagarkot Region
Maximum Altitude:  2100 meters

The Nagarkot-Changunarayan Trek is very close to the capital city of Kathmandu.

It provides you the magnificent view of Dhaulagiri in the west to Kanchenjunga and Everest in the east.

The highlight of the trip has to be the early sunrises that garnish the entire skyline covered with the majestic mountains.

It will be one of those inspirational sights that you can cherish all your life.

The trail is a great for soaking up cultural experience. You will encounter different traditional ethnic people and their cultures.

The world renowned structures of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square like 55 windowed Palace, Changunarayan and other historical monuments provide a peek into the traditional Newari art, architecture and culture.

It is the best trip to ventilate your senses away so close yet farther from the city life.

9. Gurkha Culture Trek

Trek Duration: 5 days
Region of Trek: Annapurna Region/ Pokhara Valley Rim
Maximum Altitude:  1800 meters

This trekking trail is an excellent trekking trail for people interested in traditional Nepalese culture of mid-Gurkha motherland.

Also it is an easy trek which is a comfortable trail that fit for all age group.

What is amazing about this trek is that there’s zero risk for any natural climate disaster and very good for photographic tour.

The region offers an excellent and panoramic view of entire Annapurna range like Annapurna south, Annapurna II & III, Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri Range and Manasalu.

The trekking trail gives you wonderful chances to visit Manakamana temple which lies at the hill top of 1302 m.

The temple is famous and worshiped by millions of Hindu devotee as God who is believed to full fill their wishes.

An adrenaline-charged cable car ride about 15 minutes will reach the top passing the river and up two ridges.

The cable car ride is a very thrilling experience and we highly recommend you.

The Gorkha Durbar (Palace) of Shah Kings is a worth seeing with its ancient architecture which remains historical values till today.

So if you are an adrenaline junkie with the love of nature, you got to make this trip happen as soon as possible.

10. Siklish Trek

Trek Duration: 6 days
Region of Trek: Annapurna Region/ Pokhara Valley Rim
Maximum Altitude:  2200 meters

Siklish trip is an easy and suitable for people of all age and those who love to beautiful Himalayas and mid-hill region views.

A beautiful low altitude easy hiking to Siklish village in Annapurna will be a wonderful holiday for you and your companions.

This is an easy trekking which starts from Pokhara (Kalikasthan) and ends at Pokhara (Begnas Lake).

Siklish is a beautiful Gurung community village in the Annapurna foothill. The people are very welcoming and kindhearted.

The beautiful scenery of this region offered in this trip and equally rich cultural tradition will impress you more as you make your way along the trail.

You should follow through rhododendron forest and beautiful Annapurna Himalayan range because it is most significant sight of the trip.

You will cross a small river, beautiful rice field (seasonal), various villages of Gurung, Magar, and other communities along the trail.

Ghale Gaun (village) is another popular village to visit in this trip.

This trip is a must if you want to soak every little detail about native culture. Make this happen.

Conclusion

These short and easy treks in Nepal are sure to leave you astonished with their own unique beauty without much physical hardship.

Go through your options and make your trip a very exciting and memorable one.

But again you can always come back for more of these. We’ll welcome you with open arms.

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