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Top 10 Best Short Treks In Nepal

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Nepal is one of the most popular countries around the world in terms of trekking and serene natural beauty. It is a land of amusement and wonders with plenty of option adventurous activities in pristine surroundings. Trekking is one of the popular and cherished among them. There are a number of shorts treks in Nepal to choose from according to your preference during your stay in Nepal.

Travelers from all around the world travel to Nepal for the pleasure of trekking through the peaceful nature and quiet trails. If you are someone who is short in time, there is a great destination for a short trek with an amazing view of mountain ranges.

There are various types of treks available in Nepal with their own characteristics and ambiance. Short treks last around from 3 to 10 days. Yet these short treks provide an excellent viewpoint for the magnificent mountain ranges. Whereas there are some elegant trails offering a great experience of culture and history of the local inhabitants of the destination.

In this article, we will help you eliminate the confusion about the variety of choices for your next trek expedition. The article will help you assist to select the correct short trek destination according to your preference and resources.

Top 10 Best Short Trekking In Nepal

 

Chisapani- Nagarkot Trek

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek

Trip duration: 5 days

Starting point: Sundarijal

Max elevation: 2175m at Nagarkot

Cost: USD 250 per person

Trekking Difficulty: Easy

Best time: Mar-May & Sep-Nov

Required Permits: Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park entry fee and permit

Chisapani, Nagarkot  Trekking is a popular and scenic trek around the Kathmandu valley. The trek is suitable for travelers who have the least amount of time or tight schedule for treks. It is a scenic hike overlooking the farming terraces and wildlife vegetation within Shivapuri National Park. It is a moderate trek due to its convenient location towards the north the Kathmandu Valley.

The trail passes through the thick and dense vegetation of Shivapuri National Park as you hike along the rocky terrains. The trek starts from a one hour drive to Sundarijal from Kathmandu. You arrive at Chisapani after 1-5 hours hike uphill through the dense forest and a typical Tamang villages

You will enjoy the morning sunrise at Chisapani lake and continue your hike for 8-9 hours till you reach the famous hill station of Nagarkot. Nagarkot offers you the splendid views of the majestic mountains along with the typical Nepali countryside settlements in the hills.

From there, you will trek to Changu Narayan temple the next day and get back to Kathmandu by car.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek- Adventure Great Himalaya

Trip duration: 8 days

Starting point: Birethanti

Max elevation: 3210m at Poonhill

Cost: USD 411 /person

Trekking Difficulty: Easy

Best time: September – May

Required Permits: TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit)

 

Poon Hill trek is an extraordinary trek and an unforgettable journey with some of the most mesmerizing scenario you will ever experience. The trail passes through village settlements inhabited by the Magars and Gurungs and beautiful forest. You will enjoy the pristine view of the Annapurna Himalayas throughout the trek.

The trek to Ulleri is an extravaganza and full of natural beauties as the 3330 stone passes through Birethanti. It is a 45-minute hike from Ghorepani village through uphill terrains to Ghorepani village. The trek from Ghorepani is a beautiful experience of nature and culture.

The view from the Poon hill viewpoint is a breathtaking experience as you overlook the spectacular panorama of Machhapuchhre (6997m), Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m),

Tukuche peak (6920m) and Nilgiri (6940m). You will enjoy a pleasant stay at a lodge for the night at Ghorepani.

Mardi Himal trek

Mardi Himal Trekking

Trip duration: 10 days

Starting point: Kande

Max elevation: 4500m at Mardi Himal Base Camp

Cost: $ 540 USD

Trekking Difficulty: Moderate

Best time: October to December

Required Permits: ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit) TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System):

 

Mardi Himal trek is an exotic trekking experience through the off beaten trails on the eastern ridge of the Annapurna Base Camp. It is a short and easy 10 days trek suitable for rookie trekkers.

This is short and easy and low altitude trekking as well and we can see almost all Annapurna mountain range. The Mardi Himal trek is an overwhelming experience of the picturesque snow-capped mountains and pristine forest.

Mardi Himal trek begins from a short drive to Kande from Pokhara. It is a scenic drive through soaked views of the green hills full of rhododendron and oak. The trek heads off to lower camp from Kande and then to High Camp and eventually to Mardi Himal Base Camp.

It is an amazing hike through the high ridge with crisp views of the Annapurna mountains, Mt.Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri. After the amazing time you spend in the base camp, you will hike down to the village of Siding passing through valleys, beautiful lakes, and serene waterfalls.

Everest View Trek

Everest View Trek

Trip duration: 10 days

Starting point: Namche Bazaar

Max elevation: 3,440m at Tengboche

Cost: 999 USD

Trekking Difficulty: Moderate

Best time: March to Early May

Required Permits: Trekkers Information Management System, Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park

 

The Everest view trek begins with a scenic 35 min flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.  The trek starts hiking on beautiful canyons along the Dudh Koshi River.  You will spend the next two day hiking to Namche Bazar. The trail offers splendid views of the Himalayas as you pass through ancient monasteries, yak pasture, and mani walls.

Upon your arrival at Namche, we commence a day hike to the Everest View Hotel for a mesmerizing panorama view of Mt. Everest 8848 m, Khumbila 5761 m, Thamserku 6623 m, Ama Dablam 6812 m, Lhotse 8516 m, Nuptse 7861m, and Khanga 5844 m.

The next day, the hike continues to the villages of Khunde and Khumjung. The visit to the Sherpa village is an amazing experience of the Sherpa tradition and views of the surrounding mountains. On the final day, Everest view trek ends with a hike back to Lukla from Namche. You will board a flight to Kathmandu the following morning

Everest view trek is a charming and ideal expedition for travelers who wish to experience and explore the grand transparency of Everest Himalayas range. It is a great option for travelers to enjoy the wonderful mountains and thrilling trekking experience in limited time.

Short Annapurna Base Camp 7 days

Short ABC Trek-7 Days

Trip duration: 8 days

Starting point: Matque

Max elevation: 4130m at Annapurna Base Camp

Cost: Starts from $ 650-750 

Trekking Difficulty: Moderate

Best time: Mar-May & Sep-Nov

Required Permits: Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit. Trekkers Information Management System

 

Short Annapurna & day trek starts at Matque after 3 hours drive from Pokhara city. It is a short and perfect version of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.  It is suitable for travelers who seek to avoid the long regular trek to the Annapurna base camp. The trek is a wonderful experience through the dense forest and fascinating Gurung village of Ghandruk and Chhomrong.

After your arrival at Chhomrong village, you will follow the Modi Khola along the bamboo trees. Eventually, you will arrive at Hinku cave and spectate the steep ridges of Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre. The trail ahead leads to the sanctuary through the solid wall of snow-capped peaks.

You will enjoy the staggering peaks of the Annapurna giants, Gangapurna (7454m) and Fang (7647m) The amazing panorama view of the high mountains makes your trek worthwhile and an amazing experience.

Gosaikunda Holy Lake

Gosaikund Holy Lake Trekking

Trip duration: 8 days

Starting point: SyabruBesi

Max elevation: 3,870m at Lang tang Village

Cost: 400- 550  USD

Trekking Difficulty: easy to moderate

Best Season: September to mid-December

Required Permits:  Langtang national Park Fees and TIMs permit

 

Gosaikunda Holy Lake trek begins after a 6-hour jeep drive to Dhunche. The trek starts from Dhunche to Chandanbari. From Chandanbari, you will trek to Gosaikunda Lake. This holy lake is one of the most important pilgrimage of Nepal.

Especially around Janai Purnima, the lake is full of Hindu devotees. After some wonderful time in the lake experiencing the culture of this region, you will get back to Dhunche on the same trail you took to Gosaikunda Lake.

Ghandruk Trek

Ghandruk Trek

Trip Duration: 3 days

Starting Point: Pokhara

Max elevation: 1,940m at Ghandruk

Trekking Difficulty: Easy

Best Time: September-May

Required Permits: ACAP and TIMS permit

Cost:250- 350 USD

 

The Ghandruk Trek suits tourists who are traveling in Nepal for a short time. This tour takes about 3 to 4 days to complete. But, the scenic beauty of this trek will leave you breathless. The trip starts from Pokhara and the trail is simple to follow.

As you go along the trip, the countryside road will surely leave you in awe. The amicable lifestyle of Nepalese villagers and the abiding mountain view is sure to make the trip a memorable one.

Generally, the trek starts after a drive of one and a half hours from Pokhara. After that, ascending from the valley of Modi river will lead to a suspension bridge at Birethanti.

Furthermore, you need to travel through fields, jungle, and mesmerizing hilly villages. Finally, you will reach the culturally authentic Village of Ghandruk at the end of the day.

Australian Camp – Sarangkot Trekking 5 days

Australian-camp-and-Sarangkot-trek

Trip duration: 5 days

Starting point: Phedi

Max elevation: 2160m at Australian Camp

Cost: 220 USD per person

Trekking Difficulty: moderate

Best time: March to June|September to December

Required Permits: TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit)

 

Dhampus  Australian camp to Sarangkot trek is a popular trek in the western part of Nepal. The trek is an amazing experience of cultural and geographical diversity. It is a short trek expedition in Pokhara through the thick forest oaks, rhododendron and bamboo. The trail passes through the subtropical lowlands and starts from Phedi.

You arrive at Phedi after a 45 minutes drive from Pokhara city. The destination of the trek is Sarangkot hill towards the west rim of Pokhara. Sarangkot is a popular destination among travelers and visitors in the city.

It offers glorious sunrise views from behind majestic mountain ranges. You will enjoy the blissful experience as you spectate the shimmering sunlight on crystal clear peaks mountains. The warmth of the morning sunrise as you sit back and enjoy the sunrise is simply surreal.

Balthali Village Trek 3 days

Trip duration: 3 days

Starting point: Dhulikhel

Max elevation: 1600m at Balthali

Trekking Difficulty: Easy

Best time: October to May

Required Permits: None

Cost: 200-300 USD

Balthali village trek is one of the moderate and beautiful hiking routes in the Kathmandu valley. It is a small settlement of village lies 40 km east from Kathmandu. The 3-day Balthali trek is a relaxing hike with your family and friends in the isolation of Nepali Countryside.

Your 3 Day hikes to the balthali village begins from a picturesque 3 hours drive from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel. The 3-day trek officially starts by a hike from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha. A scenic 3 hike further from Namo Buddha through the dense forest full of blooming Rhododendron and will lead you to Balthali (1600m).

You will spend the night in a resort at Balthali. The very next day you can explore the Buddhist village Danda Gaon in the morning. On day 2, you will hike to Pada gaon and enjoy the snowy peaks of Langtang and Mahabharat Range. The next morning you will enjoy breakfast at a typical Newari village at Panauti after a short hike from balthali.

Kalinchowk Trek 3 days

Trip duration: 3 days

Starting point: Barbise

Max elevation: 3790m at Kalinchowk

Cost: 60-70 USD

Trekking Difficulty: Moderate

Best time: October-November

Required Permits: entry permits and TIMS permit.

Kalinchowk is one of the famous trekking destinations in Nepal. It is a perfect trekking destination for short hikes within 3 days. You can gain elevation of 3790m on your 3-day trek to Kalinchowk. So, the magnificent trek obviously offers you the glorifying views of the majestic panoramic view of Himalayas.

Kalinchowk is a popular destination for travelers and pilgrimage alike. The trek allows you to experience the diverse cultural and lifestyle of the Dolakha region. Kalinchowk trek is perfect during any season of the year.

During your trail, you will pass through beautiful forest and views of Ganesh Himal 7422m, Dorje Lakpa 6966m and Shisha Pangma 8013m. You will rest for the night at Kuri village.

Your destination is a short one hour hike from Kuri. You will start off your trek early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise from Kalinchowk hill summit (3790m).

Conclusion

You will hike the sublime trails overlooking the magnificent High mountains and blooming trails the country has to offer on any of the listed best short treks. This hidden gem waiting to be ventured will immerse you in its pristine and splendid natural beauty and culture.

 

These shorts treks are a unique experience in finding nowhere else. The treks are short in a number of days but are doable throughout the year and have everything that you could possibly imagine.