Top 5 short treks in Nepal

Date: Mar 1, 2020   |   By ADMIN   |   1004 people viewed

Steal some time from the monotonous day-to-day grind and make most of your weekend breaks by escaping to some soul soothing destination in Nepal. Indeed, the country can be trusted with travel destinations where one can find peace or adventure of his choice. Amazing art & culture trips; thrilling outdoor adventures and wildlife expeditions; mountain expeditions; high Himalayas trekking; magnificent historical tours; sacred spiritual holidays; or peaceful; spa retreats - the country offers a wide choice of options not only from the top metro cities in Nepal but from small commercialized towns as well. Adorned with a plethora of places ranging from popular to offbeat ones, Nepal ensures an unforgettable experience over a weekend to those seeking for a short trip with the loved ones or solo. Expect to have a surreal vacation with family in the beautiful hill stations of Nepal like Annapurna Himalayan range, Everest range and Langtang region or in the mighty Dolpo region, amidst the culture and history of Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur Valley.

If you have a limited trekking time but still want to see some Himalayas here are what we think are Nepal's 5 best short treks. Note: You can check our website for different short treks available with us (Click here to see). For more details please ask us (click to inquire). Here are the Nepal’s best 5 Short trek.

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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Trek Info:

Trekking region – Annapurna

Duration – 6 Days

Best season – March, April, October, November

Accommodation – Teahouse Lodge

Max Altitude: 3210 m

The Ghorepani Poon Hill short trek is a 4 – 5-day hike in the Annapurna mountain range in Nepal. It takes a moderate level of fitness to complete, and the max elevation is 3,210 meters (so there’s no real risk of altitude sickness). Pokhara is the closest main access city to begin treks into the Annapurna range. This trek starts from Pokhara and it's the best option for a quick trek if you want to see some of Nepal's major peaks up close. To Annapurna West, Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri the view from Poon Hill (3210 m/10531 ft (3.21 km)) brings to. The first couple of days the trail makes a steady climb between the small villages of Sherpa. You can spend the second night in Tadapani, which offers great views of Annapurna II, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machapuchare, also known as the "Fish Tail." If you bring some swimwear you can take a short walk down the river to enjoy the hot springs in Tadapani.

It's another day hiking from Tadapani to Ghorepani from where you'll trek to Poon Hill the following morning to catch the Himalayan sunrise. It's time to head back to Ghandruk Village where you will enjoy the Gurung community culture, tradition, festivals, etc. From Ghandruk you will start your return journey. For more details and itinerary visit here!.

Some Major Highlights of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek:

  • Moderate and the most popular short trek of Nepal
  • Stunning sunrise view from Ghorepani Poonhill at 3,210 meters along with Annapurna Himalayan range.
  • Ghandruk village and the stunning views of Annapurna and Machapuchre.
  • Ghandruk museum which showcases traditional Gurung equipment’s, tools and weapons.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trek Info:

Trekking region – Annapurna

Duration – 7 Days

Best season – March, April, October, November

Accommodation – Teahouse Lodge

Max Altitude: 4130 m

The Annapurna Base Camp is the longest of the short treks listed here but it is possible to make it in as little as 7 or 8 days. Majestic Annapurna Base Camp Trek blends spectacular views of the mountains with a fascinating insight into Nepal's typical, hilly life. This is a rare trek with local trails that treats you with unparalleled mountain scenery, through trees, villages and terraced farmland. This trek gives you the opportunity to get to the Annapurna Sanctuary glacier basin and surrounded by the high peaks of Annapurna, Machhapurchre (Fishtail), Himchuli and Manaslu. This short trek is full of natural and cultural blessings, a variety of flora and fauna, a spectacular glimpse of glaciers and high peaks, amazing and intense trails. For more details and itinerary click here!

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp:

  • Impressive sunrise views from Poon Hill
  • Views of the world’s highest mountains: Dhaulagiri I (7th) and Annapurna I (10th)
  • Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp
  • Spectacular mountain and glacier views from Annapurna Base Camp
  • Natural bath in hot springs at Jhinu

Everest Panorama Trek (Everest View Trek)

Trek Info:

Trekking region – Everest

Duration – 5 Days

Best season – March, April, October, November

Accommodation – Teahouse Lodge

Max Altitude: 3870 m

If you don't have the time to make the entire trip to Everest Base Camp this may be the next best thing to do. The highlight of the Everest panorama trek is the views from Namche Bazaar to Everest and Ama Dablam just above. The trek begins with a short, exciting flight to Lukla's small mountain airstrip, from where you'll be trekking to Phakding. The next day is a lovely day of trekking up the Dudh Kosi canyon that includes crossing several suspension bridges before you make the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. The next day will be spent hiking up to the Everest View Hotel to catch a glimpse of Mount Everest in the distance and by now you'll wish you've made the full trek to Everest Base Camp. After spending a day in Namche, you return to Lukla by the same route and fly back to Kathmandu. For more details and package itinerary click here!

Highlights of Everest View Trek:

  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla
  • Explore Sherpa museum in Namche Bazar
  • Panoramic view from Syanbuche
  • Experiencing life as the “mountain people” live, in the heart of Himalaya
  • Visit Tyangboche Monastery
  • Panoramic mountain views from every direction.

Langtang Valley Trek

Trek Info:

Trekking region – Langtang

Duration – 7 Days

Best season – March, April, October, November

Accommodation – Teahouse Lodge

Max Altitude: 3870 m

For those starting from Kathmandu this is a perfect trek and can be completed in less than a week. It's a 6-hour drive to Syabrubesi's remote hill station, from where the trek begins. The trek takes you up to the lovely Langtang Khola canyon. Although you won't see any Langtang Lirung 8000 m peaks (7227 m), the 99th highest peak in the worlds, is impressive enough. After entering the upper valley, make sure to climb to Kyanjin Ri (4773m/15655 ft) in the morning for a beautiful view of the Langtang Himal peaks and the surrounding glaciers and ice falls. For more packages details and itinerary click here!

Highlights of Langtang Valley Trek:

  • Witness Trishuli River while trekking to Rasuwa, Dhunche.
  • Chance to delve into Tibetan-influenced culture
  • View of Mt. Langtang Lirung, Langshisha, Ganja La Pass
  • Diverse flora and fauna
  • Friendly and amazing people
  • Langtang Village, Kyanjin Gompa and Buddhist temples

Gosaikunda Trek

Trek Info:

Trekking region – Langtang

Duration – 6 Days

Best season – March, April, October, November

Accommodation – Teahouse Lodge

Max Altitude: 4360 m

Gosaikunda Lakes (4360 m) are renowned as a pilgrimage site for Hindus, who flocked to the site during Janai Purnima in August. The first few days are spent climbing through the mountains before reaching the treeline at Cholang Paty from where you get your first far-off glimpse of the majestic Langtang Himal and Annapurna. Sleep for the night at Lauribinayek's tea houses and then get up early the next morning to hike up to the lakes. Return to Dhunche and Kathmandu the next day. For more details and package itinerary click here!

Highlights of Gosaikunda Lake Trek:

  • A short and wonderful trekking in langtang region of Nepal.
  • Gosaikunda lake is one of beautiful lake at height of 4380 m.
  • Beautiful mountain views
  • Trek with Lake, mountain views, villages, hills, cultures, traditions
  • Suitable trek for any level of trekkers

All of these treks offer great Himalayan Trekking experience. You will get to know the lifestyle of Nepalese people along with culture, history, diversity, flora, fauna, etc. During trekking days will you get to test local Nepalis' food called “Dal Bhat”. For all those listed short trek packages we may have little long itineraries, but we can customize the trek according to your need and days in Nepal. For more details you can make direct query with us.

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