2 short trek in Nepal you can do in less than 5 days

  • Hemanta Budhathoki
  • Last Updated on Apr 15, 2024

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Nepal is a hub of trekking and adventure. Thousands of mountain peaks including the world’s top Himalayan peak Mount Everest lies in Nepal. More than hundreds of trekking trails are in your choice to trek. A day trek till month trekking plans are available in Nepal. The real natural trails beside that warmed welcome peoples, cultures, scenic landscapes, and unique settlement. Different cultural peoples with their unique activities are also part of Trekking in Nepal. Peoples who have less than 5 days’ time but want to experience Nepal trekking, here we are providing details of three short trek in Nepal.

Ghorepani Poonhill trek 3 – 5 days
Inside the Annapurna conservation area, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is the famous short trek in Nepal. This trek is also suitable for the wintertime. From Kathmandu drive or fly to Pokhara. 3 full days are required to finish this trek for normal walking peoples. Using local transportation in between can also customized itinerary for 2 days. Poonnhill is the maximum altitude in this trekking. 3,210 meters Poonhill near Ghorepani villages are famous for the best sunrise and panoramic mountain views. There are simple but tourist standard guest houses available for overnight.

2 Days Ghorepani Poonhill Trek starting ending Kathmandu
Day 01: Morning flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu (25 Minutes flight, the flight begins to fly from 8 am). Drive to Ulleri with 4wheel jeep, which takes 3 hours time and trek to Ghorepani for another 4 hours. Ghorepani is an altitude of 2,860 meters. 

Day 02: Morning climb Poonhill. this is about 40 minutes walking uphill. Reaching there before sunrise is recommended. Back to Hotel for breakfast and day return trek to Ulleri and drive back to Pokhara. Fly back to Kathmandu the same day. 

3 Days Plan with a long trek
Day 01: Fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu and drive to Trek starting point, Nayapool. Trek to Ulleri and overnight
Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani and overnight
Day 03: Climb Poonhill in the morning and trek back to Ulleri, Drive back to Pokhara and fly back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary for those who are looking for long time trek every day
Ghorepani Poonhill and Ghandruk Trek
Day 01: Fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu and drive to Nayapool (2 Hours) Trek to Ulleri and overnight. It is 2 hours drive from Pokhara to Nayapool and another 4 hours trek to reach Ulleri. Ulleri is hillside village and begins to shine Annapurna ranges mountains. Annapurna South and Himchuli. 
Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani another 5 hours 
Day 03: Climb Poonhill and trek to Tadapani. This is an indifferent way. 
Day 04: Trek to Ghandruk and further to Nayapool. Drive back to Pokhara and overnight (If you want to catch a flight to reach Kathmandu, drive with jeep from Ghandruk to Pokhara and catch a flight to Kathmandu)
Day 05: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu

Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range from Poonhill.

Kathmandu Rim trekking
Trek around the Kathmandu valley is one of the best treks to experience real villages near the valley with far views of different ranges of mountains. It covers Chisapani, Nagarkot Dhulikhel, and Namobuddha, Balthali. Far view but very scenic mountain ranges of Nepal is one of the best parts of this trek. Langtang Himalayan ranges, Annapurna range, and even Everest Himalayan rages are available. This 5 days Kathmandu valley Rim trek is a moderately easy trek suitable for a variety of fitness level peoples. This trek recommended with a guide to stay safe and learning about everything you see and encounter.

Day 01: Drive to Sundarijal (1 Hour) and trek to Chisapani (5 Hours) Stay overnight with the Himalayas and view of scenic landscape
Day 02: Trek to Nagarkot through the dense forest of Shivapouri Nationalpark
Day 03: Trek to Dhulikhel
Day 04: Trek to Namobuddha and to Balthali (Visit one the big and important Buddhist monastery in Namobuddha)
Day 05: Trek to Panauti village which is also sich is with years back oldest monuments and Rich cultural town. Drive back to Kathmandu

Kathmandu Rim Trek is really out of hassle and bustle. It is closed to Kathmandu but you feel you are miles away from the city. it is not a high altitude trek. You will explore the best sunrise and sunset, overnight at a most beautiful hillside and observe the scenic valley and city.
View from Nagarkot. Nagarkot Hotel country villa   

Balthali, a part of your trek around Kathmandu valley and one night overstay there

Let Nepal highland treks organize your short trek in Nepal. Trekking with a professional guide is always a plus point in your Nepal trek. it is to keep your trekking days safe and get enough information about the local activities, places you will see during the trek. The short trek can be customized as per your time available. Accommodation in Kathmandu valley Rim trek is available up to 5-star hotels. Chisapani only available simple hotels, simple hotels till 5-star hotels are available in Nagarkot. Balthali only has 2-star category hotels on a beautiful hillside. Similarly, trekking to Poonhill got many category hotels in Pokhara and all simple hotels in the trekking part. The cost of the trek depends on what kind of accommodation you want to overnight and also based on group size. If you also need a porter to carry your stuff, we can provide you with our regular staff as a trekking porter. 

What to bring these short days trekking 
You do not need to bring much stuff in these trekking. You are sleeping in hotels and comfortable neat and clean beds are available in entire days. What kind of clothes to bring is depends on season. If you are trekking in Autumn and Spring (Recommended) light clothes including one pair of warm clothes to wear evening and morning time. Poonhill temperature is about 5/6 degrees, so have to prepare with one pair of warm clothes if you do Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking. Get packing list information with us at the time of booking this trip.

During the winter season, the short trekking of Nepal is also suitable. Winter is cold up to 2-degree temperature even in cities. The Mountain temperature will be minus. Winer season in Nepal is from December till February. All warm clothes need trek in this season also needs a pair of light clothes during walking at day time.   

Hemanta Budhathoki

Hemanta Budhathoki

Hemanta Budhathoki is team leader of Nepal Highland Trekking and travel company. 

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