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10 Best Short Treks In Nepal

Top ten Best Short Trekking in nepal

There are a number of shorts treks in Nepal to choose from according to your preference during your stay in Nepal. 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.

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.  The Short treks In Nepal  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 best short trek destination according to your preference and resources. See below our selected   10 best short treks in  Nepal.

 Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek- Adventure Great Himalaya

                                                 Trip Fact

Trip duration: 3 Night / 4 Days
Starting  / Ending point: Pokhara / Pokhara
Max elevation: 3210m at Poonhill
 Cost USD 400/ 450 /person
Trekking Difficulty: Easy
Best Time  September to Jun
Required Permits: TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit)


Poon Hill trek is one of the Most Popular Short treks in Annapurna region, Nepal, It 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.

Langtang Trek

Langtang Trek- Best Short Treks In Nepal

                                                     Trek Fact

Trip duration: 6 Night / 7 Days
Trek Start / End :- Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Max elevation: 4200 at Kyanjing Ri
Trekking Difficulty: Moderate
Best time: March to  Jun  and Sep to December
Permits: Langtang National park fees and TIMS
450 / 500 USD Per person


Langtang trek is one of the Best short treks in Nepal under the altitude of 5,000m. The highest point of the trek is at Tserko Ri at an elevation of 4,984m. It is a magnificent viewpoint for majestic snow-capped mountains. It offers you spectacular views of Dorje Lakpa (6,990m), Langtang Ri (6,370m) and Langtang Lirung (7,245m).

The beautiful valley of Langtang lies in Northern Nepal close to the Tibetan border. The splendid Langtang valley trek takes you through serene rhododendron and bamboo forest. You will be walking along tranquil streams and thundering waterfalls with stunning views of the mountains.

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trekking
                                                     Trek Fact       

Trip duration:  4 ight 5 days
Destination   Mardi Himal base camp- Mardi view point
Max elevation: 4500m
Trekking Difficulty:  Medium
Best time: October to December and March to Jun
Starting / Ending point:  Pokhara
Necessary permit
ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit) TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System):
 USD 350 to 500 Per  head


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 4, 5 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

                                                   Fact of Trekking

Trip duration: 6 Night / 7 Days
Max elevation: 3,900m at Tengboche
Trekking Difficulty: Moderate
Best time:  September to December / March to Late May
Package Cost 950 / 1150 USD Per person
Required Permits: Trekkers Information Management System, Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park
 Trek Start / End  Lukla


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.

 Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Short ABC Trek-7 Days
                                                Trekking Fact

 Trek Duration 5 Night / 6 Days days
Max  Height
4130m at Annapurna Base Camp
Trekking Difficulty: Moderate
Best season  Autumn and spring season
Required Permits: Annapurna Conservation  Entry Permit. Trekkers Information Management System
Cost: $ 650-750


Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 8 Days starts at  Jhinu 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.

Pikey Peak  Trek

                                             Pikey peak Trek Fact

Trip duration: 5 Night / 6  Days
Trekking Difficulty: Easy /moderate
Max elevation: 4120m
Best time: Sep to December / March to Jun
Required Permits: Gaurishankar Conservation permit
Starting / End point:  Kathmandu
 Trek Cost
 USD 550 per person


The pikey peak Treks is highly demanding Best Short Trekking route for Adventure Lovers. If you are looking Best  short treks In Nepal and wanting to see Mt Everest, then Pikey peak Treks can be best choice. It is newly opened best Short treks in Everest region.  The Pikey peak Trek offer Number of snow-capped Mountain views, unique experience of Sherpa culture and lifestyle. The Short Pikey peak Trekking Trail passes through of Local Village, rhododendron forests and tranquil landscapes along with the Panorama Himalayan Views.

The major attractions of the trek are mesmerizing views of Mt. Everest (8848m) and its neighboring peaks. Spread of rich Buddhist culture, old monasteries, huge Mani walls, and colorful rhododendron forests

Gosaikunda Trek

Gosaikund Holy Lake Trekking
                                                    Fact of  Trek

Trip duration: 6 days
Starting point:  Dhunche- Drive 6 hour from Kathmandu
Max elevation:  4600m at  Luribina
Trekking Difficulty: Medium hard
Best Season: September to mid-December / March to Jun
Required Permits: Langtang national Park Fees and TIMs permit
 USD 450 to 500


Gosaikunda  trek  is also another best short treks which 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.

Australian Camp & Sarangkot Trekking

Trek Fact

 Hiking duration 2 Night / 3 days
Starting / Ending point: Pokhara
Max elevation: 2160m at Australian Camp
Trekking Difficulty:  Easy
Best time: March to June|September to December
Price 220 / 300 USD per person


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.

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek – 3 Days

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek -

                                                      Hiking Fact

Trip duration: 2 Night / 3  Days
Max elevation: 2175m at Nagarkot
Trekking Difficulty: Easy
Best time: Mar- Jun &  August to December
Required Permits: Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park entry fee and permit
Cost: USD  250 / 300 per person
Start from
Sundari Jal


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.

Ghandruk Village Hike

                                                       Fact of Hike

Trip Duration: 1 Night / 2 days
Starting Point: Pokhara
Max elevation: 1,940m at Ghandruk
Trekking Difficulty: Easy
Best Time:  Four Seson
Required Permits: ACAP and TIMS permit
Cost: 50- 150 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.


Kalinchowk Trek – 3 days

                                                      Hike Fact

 Hike Duration  3 days
Starting point: Barbise- 5 hour drive from Kathmandu
Trekking Difficulty: Moderate
Best time October-November, December  and Marc April, May
Max elevation: 3790m at Kalinchowk
Cost:  USD 250 to 400

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).


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.

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