Easy Treks in Nepal

Easy Treks in Nepal

If you wish to trek in the paradise of Himalayas, beautiful landscapes with an easy trekking route, then Nepal has a lot to offer you.

You can find a variety of easy treks in Nepal with the beautiful views of the mountains and natural beauty. These easy treks are suitable for every traveler and all season.

Easy and short treks also allow you to enjoy enough in nature, encounter spectacular mountains and explore the local culture more comfortably.

Nepal presents a variety of trekking opportunities for mountains or nature enthusiasts. But not all travelers are capable in terms of physical fitness or have the luxury of time. So, here are some of the easy treks in Nepal that anyone can undertake:

Top 7 Easy Treks in Nepal

Royal Trek

Duration of the trek: 4 days

Maximum Elevation: 1,830 meters

The Royal Trek is one of the short and easy treks in Nepal which follow the path along the foothills of Annapurna, near Pokhara.

This trek is so-named as “Royal Trek” because Prince Charles trekked this area in his very first visit to Nepal. This trek begins from Kalikasthan, near Pokhara, and concludes at the beautiful Begnas Lake.

The route is less crowded while providing stunning views of mountains and hillside terraces.

You can experience an authentic Nepali culture along with beautiful flora and fauna. This trek is a perfect mix of beautiful views with a diverse culture and lifestyle of the remote Himalayan people.

Highlights of the Trek

  • One of the easy treks in the Annapurna area and appropriate for the family holiday and even suitable for young children.
  • Stunning view of Mount Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, and other mountains.
  • Exploring the tranquil lakes in the Pokhara valley with the backdrop of beautiful Himalayas.
  • Boating at the Begnas lake and enjoying the view.
  • Exploring the traditional lifestyle of a predominant inhabitant of this region, the Gurungs.

Helambu Trek

Duration of the Trek: 5 days

Maximum Elevation: 3,870 meters

The Helambu trek is the most comfortable and easy treks in Nepal, that lies to the north of Kathmandu valley. It is trekking to the Helambu region in the Langtang range of the Himalayas.

You can trek to this region either from Melamchi Bazar or from Sundarijal, Kathmandu. It is the short trek near the Kathmandu valley. Although it is near to the Kathmandu valley, you can enjoy the pristine natural beauty and simplicity of this region.

This trek is easier than other treks due to lower elevations ranging between 800 to 3800 meters as well as warmer temperatures.

The best part of this trek is that the area is less crowded and offers a wide range of cultures with beautiful scenery.

Along the route, there are many tiny lakes, high passes, and slow-moving rivers. There are also several highland Tamang and Sherpa villages.

The main attraction of this trek is exploring the beautiful gompas with the enshrining statues of

Guru Rinpoche and Sakyamuni.

It is one of the diverse trek encountering majestic waterfalls and Himalayas. Along with walks through the Rhododendron forest. This trail also goes through the Shivapuri National Park and Langtang National Park.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Breathtaking views of the mountains like Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and other peaks.
  • Exploring the simplicity of rural life in the Helambu region.
  • Splendid view of the diverse flora and fauna.
  • Enjoy the outstanding natural beauty, fascinating cultures, and favorable climates.
  • Experience the Yolmo culture of the high mountains villages.

Panchase Hill Trek

Duration of the Trek: 4 days

Maximum Elevation: 2500 meters

Another easy trek in Nepal is Panchase Hill Trek. It is trekking to the rural area around Pokhara. This area is hardly visited by travelers. Panchase is the hill station in the Annapurna region and also a religious site for the Hindu people.

Starting at Pokhara, this trek begins with a gentle boat trip crossing the Fewa lake. After that, the trek will start with a short climb with the stunning views of the beautiful mountains. Then it will take you up to the World Peace Pagoda.

This trek takes you through the lovely villages where you can witness the rustic lifestyle of the local people.

From the Panchase hill, you can see the best view of the Annapurna mountains. Along with this, you can also see other giant Himalayan peaks like Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, and Manaslu.

This place is also famous for bird watching especially in spring and summer season.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Picturesque view of the Pokhara valley from the high meadow.
  • Explore the flora and fauna of Nepal.
  • Amazing view of giant Himalayan peaks
  • Witness different ethnic groups and undamaged biodiversity.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Duration of the Trek: 5 days

Maximum Elevation: 3,210 meters

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is the ultimate short, easy, and popular trek in the Annapurna region. From Poon Hill, it offers the best sunrise and sunset view over the mighty peaks of the Annapurna range.

Despite being the 5 days trek, you can still get into the heart of the beautiful Annapurna massif. Within a short time, it will take you up to 3,210 meters height where you have a minimum or no altitude sickness.

This trek offers some fantastic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and other peaks throughout the trail. This trek passes through the beautiful village and offers the spectacular scenery of mountains.

Poon Hill trek also takes you through dense Rhododendron forests with the hundred species of birds and plants. It presents the picturesque view of the Himalayas, villages, dense forests, and the diverse culture.

Since the trek does not involve in crossing high passes. So, this trek can be widely undertaken by anyone and at any time of the year.

Thus, it is definitely a great choice for beginners to moderate trekkers who want to do Easy Treks in Nepal.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Splendid view of more than 20 peaks including Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and so on.
  • Best sunrise and sunset view from Poon Hill.
  • Indulging into rich Gurung culture and even you can rent the ethnic local dresses and pose for photographs.
  • Passing through colorful villages and encountering the culture and lifestyle of the local people.

Nagarkot – Changunarayan Trek

Duration of the Trek: 2 days

Maximum Elevation: 2,100 meters

Nagarkot – Changunarayan Trek is only 32 km far from the Kathmandu valley. Being so close to the Kathmandu valley, it provides you the amazing view of Mount Dhaulagiri in the west and Mount Everest in the east.

Nagarkot is the popular hill station where you can witness the beautiful snow-capped Himalayas and green valley. It is also the famous destination for the stunning sunrise view.

This trek is the best option to explore the countryside and to escape from the hustle and bustle of the capital city.

It also provides a peek into the world-renowned structures of Bhaktapur Durbar Square like Changu Narayan Temple. This temple is highly situated at the top of the hill followed by the Champak tree. It is also listed as world heritage sites by UNESCO.

You can also witness other traditional Newari art, architecture, and cultures. Also, you can view the Sankhu locality through this Nagarkot hill.

All in all, this trek is the combination of both nature and historical exploration.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Amazing view of Mount Everest, Dhaulagiri, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and other high peaks.
  • Beautiful view of the high hills and temples with artistic design.
  • The view of sunrise and sunset over the Himalayas from Nagarkot is simply magnificent.

Chepang Hill Trek

Duration of the Trek: 8 days

Maximum Elevation: 3,500 meters

Chepang Hill Trek takes you to the homeland of the Chepang people. It lies in the Mahabharat range north from Chitwan National Park.

This trek leads you through beautiful hillsides which allows you to witness the life of endangered communities of Nepal. This trek also offers a spectacular view of mountains with a magnificent view of sunrise and sunset.

The trekking routes are less crowded as these routes have not been highly commercialized.

It is one of the unique treks where you can witness the striking landscapes, Chepang people, and their cultures. Chepang people have their own culture, language, and sustain their life by fishing, small agriculture, etc.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Sights of Himalayan mountains like Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna can be clearly observed from here.
  • An opportunity to trek to the high hills and dwindling rivers.
  • Indulge in the unique culture and tradition of Chepang people and isolated life.

Ghale Gaun Trek

Duration of the Trek: 6 days

Maximum Elevation: 2,000 meters

Ghale Gaun Trek is a newly open trekking trail to the Annapurna region. It lies at the foot of Lamjung Himal in the north of Nepal.

Ghale Gaun is a beautiful village with picturesque hills and mountains scenery. In this village, you can witness the unique culture of the indigenous Gurung people.

This trek offers a spectacular view of the Annapurna Himalayan range. The green hills, beautiful landscapes standing against the snow-capped Himalayas are mesmerizing.

This trail passes through dense forests, awesome waterfalls, and lush valleys. Ghale Gaun is truly blessed with the natural beauty mixed with ethnic communities.

The major attraction of this trek is the Gurung village where you get to indulge in the traditional customs and celebrations.

With no risk of altitude sickness, this trek is best suited for all travelers even for the children. Thus, you can head for a family trek in this region.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Encounter three magnificent rivers- Marsyangdi, Khudi, and Midim along the journey.
  • The beautiful sight of some of the highest peaks in the world- Mt. Machhapuchhare, Mt. Annapurna, Himalchuli, and many more.
  • Witness the traditional Gurung villages.

Dolakha – Kalinchowk Trek

Duration of the Trek: 4 days

Maximum Elevation: 3,842 meters

Kalinchowk Trek is famous for Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple, located at the altitude of 3,842 meters. It lies in the eastern hilly region of Nepal in the Dolakha district.

Beside the temple, it offers an amazing view of Mount Gaurishankar, Annapurna, and Everest.

This trek commences from the Charikot – a headquarter of the Dolakha district. During this trek, you can encounter different cultures and castes like Sherpa, Tamang, and Brahmins living in harmony.

Many people undertake this trek during the winter season to enjoy the snowfall and get a spectacular view of mountains.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Spectacular view of Mt Annapurna, Ganesh, Jugal, Everest, and many more.
  • Multi-culture exploration.
  • Visit the Gaurishankar Conservation Area.

Final Words,

Easy treks in Nepal may not take you to high altitudes or high passes. But, it provides a great opportunity to see the beautiful mountain and diverse landscapes of Nepal. It also provides a good introduction to Nepalese rural life.

Thus, this is ideal for people who do not have enough time in hand or do not wish to undertake a strenuous trek.

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

For further information and queries, feel free to contact us.

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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