Best Short Treks in Nepal

  • Hemanta Budhathoki
  • Last Updated on May 25, 2024

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3 days hiking around Kathmandu valley
Trip starting from Kathmandu – option to make it 2 days – cycling or motorbiking or driving tour is possible in this section.

This trekking gives you the best taste of trekking in Nepal within a very short period. Trekking starts from Kathmandu, reach Chisapani, Nagarkot, and back to Kathmandu again. After driving about 1 hour from Kathmandu it feels the real natural and real Nepalese places as you will be entering a dense forest of Shivapuri National park and daily hard-working peoples from the village. Chisapani and Nagarkot both are famous hills near Kathmandu. These are in about 2,200 miters hills viewpoints of the panoramic Himalayas and scenic forest. Simple accommodations till super deluxe accommodation are available in this trekking. it can be only 2 days trekking plan if it need to be shorter.
Scenic view from Nagarkot

Trekking around Pokhara
Option to make it a single day, 2 days or 3 days – Driving, cycling, or motorbiking tour is possible in this section.

Around Pokhara can be the best short trekking in Nepal. 1-day hiking in Pokhara is World Peace stupa hiking, Sarankot Hiking, and more. 2 days trekking is to Australian camp, Dhampus and Sarankot. Similarly, the 3 days trekking around Pokhara can be up to famous Ghorepani Poonhill. During short days trekking in Pokhara, reaching a scenic landscape, panoramic mountain, and real living Nepalese village. More details in this LINK.

Sarankot Pokhara 

Everest View Trekking
The trip starts and end at Kathmandu – option to take joining helicopter tour for 4 hours or 1-hour mountain flight our to see a closer view of Mount Everest and other panoramic Mountains

5 days Everest view trekking is to Lukla, Phakding Namche, and Tengboche or to Everest Viewpoint Everest view hotel at Shyangboche. It is trekking in the base of the Khumbu region. Trekking through big Sherpa villages, monasteries, and off course Himalayas. Settled local tea houses for accommodation and good foods provided by local restaurants.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking
Starts and ends at Pokhara – 3 days trekking same way coming back – 5 days trekking make round via Tadapani and Ghandruk village

This trekking is one of the best short trekking starting from Pokhara. The maximum altitude 3,200 miters Poonhill is a panoramic point of the Himalayas of over 8,000 miters Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I and other stunning peaks. Trek is for 3 days or can extend it for 5 days covering Tadapani and Ghandruk village. This route is one of the best routes trekking in the foothill of Annapurna

Khopra Danda Trek
Starts and ends at Pokhara – 6 days trekking staying in simple local tea hoses

New and less trekking route inside the Annapurna conservation area, the Khopra danda trekking is 6 days trekking starts and ends at Pokhara. The route is an isolated trekking area with simple local tea houses. Within a short period of trekking, it reaches over 4,000 miters beautiful Khayar Lake.

Pikey Peak Trek
The best Everest View Tour in Nepal within short trekking starts from Kathmandu and flies back Phaplu to Kathmandu after 6 days trekking in the foothill of the Khumbu region. Trekking is via some of the remote and real rural villages. Reach at Pikey peak of 4,065 miters. The Himalayas from here is a closer view including huge Mount Everest. Sir Edmond Hillary declares that this is one of the best views of Mount Everest and another panoramic mountain from Pikey peak.  

Langtang Valley Trek
8 days trekking from Kathmandu through Shyaprubesi, Lama Hotel, Langtang valley, and Kyanjin Gumba. Langtang is one of the famous destinations for all the trekkers. Local tea houses are reestablished properly after an earthquake. With the unique settlement of semi Tibetan peoples with their culture, Langtang valley trek is one of the destinations with culture, nature, and stunning mountains. An option of the trek, it can be also short trekking to Gosainkunda lake and Helambu. Langtang trekking is recommended to trek with a guide through a registered Nepal trekking company.     

Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal trekking starts and ends at Pokhara. It is a new trekking route with less trekker inside the Annapurna conservation area. 6 days trekking reach at 4,500 miter Mardi Himal base camp. Very less settlement area with few basic guesthouses on the way. It is spectacular in fresh landscapes, forests, and mountains. You also will get an opportunity to stay at one of the well-managed homestays with the live cultures in Lwang village.   

Jomsom Muktinath Trek
This trek is a classical trek for low reason for the Annapurna conservation area bordering to Upper Mustang and Thorong La Mountain. The area is panoramic with Nilgiri Mountain, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna range. The mixed settlement of variant ethnic peoples of Nepal lives and own local tea houses in these areas. The community of typical Thakali peoples and semi Tibetan peoples are living here. Road access makes this trip rideable and drivable. Tatopani natural hot spring, Marpha village, Kagbeni, Muktinath and monasteries, and another attraction in this region. Instead of trekking, Jomsom Muktinath is one of the nest routes for Motorbiking.   

Hemanta Budhathoki

Hemanta Budhathoki

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

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