• Sep 16, 2019
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The Top 10 best short treks in Nepal are for those travelers who have a week or less time duration. It is suitable for all level of travelers who wants to start the first trekking experience in Nepal.

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Nepal is popularly known for its highest mountains, rich culture, tradition, ethnic community and not to miss delicious foods. Most of the travelers from different parts of the world visit Nepal for short and long trekking, climbing, tours, and other extra adventurous activities.

With many choices that travelers have, planning your trip to Nepal can be really challenging. It solely depends on your favorite destinations that you want to visit and total durations that you have planned for short treks in Nepal.

If you are among the one who is planning your trip to Nepal for a maximum of seven days. Then, you just have chosen the right post that will help to choose the best short treks in Nepal.

Without much further delay. Let’s get started to read more about Top 10 best short treks in Nepal.

Everest View Trek 5 Days

Namche Bazaar, Everest trek, Himalaya, Nepal by Dmitriy Kosmenko on 500px.comNight view of Namche Bazaar, Khumbu Region

Everest View Trek Highlights

  • It is also known as Everest Panorama Trek
  • Sagarmatha National Park and pine forest, where Rhododendron flowers glow and there you find a diversity of wildlife
  • Interact with the largest Sherpa community in Namche Bazaar and Khumjung

Everest View Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Flight to Lukla & Trek to Phakding (2,652m)

Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Day 3: Day Hike – Explore Khumjung Sherpa village and Everest View Hotel

Day 4: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m)

Day 5: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla Airport

Best Season for Everest View Trek

  • Winter (December, January, and February)
  • Spring (March, April, and May)
  • Autumn (September, October, and November)

Everest View Trek Difficulty: Moderate


Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 Days

Mt. Machapuchare by Pisit Rapitpunt on 500px.comAnnapurna Base Camp (Max. Altitude): 4130m

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also known as ABC Trek and Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. It is one of the most popular and admired trekking destinations in the world
  • The diverse landscape, rich culture, fabulous mountain vistas, terraced fields, charming Gurung villages and a wide variety of flora and fauna.
  • Close-up view of Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu.
  • ABC stands at the height of 4130m which is the highest point in Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Jhinu

Day 2: Trek to Himalayan

Day 3: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp ( ABC)

Day 4: Trek back to Sinuwa

Day 5: Trek back to Siwai and Drive to Pokhara

Best Season for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Winter (December, January, and February)
  • Spring (March, April, and May)
  • Autumn (September, October, and November)

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty: Moderate


Ghorepani Poonhill Trek 5 Days

Poon Hill by Jalu Pamuncar on 500px.comPoonhill (Max. Altitude): 3210m

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Highlights

  • Also known as Annapurna Sunrise Trek
  • Ghorepani Poonhill trek passes through the culturally rich village; Gurung village of Ghandruk
  • Enjoy the ethnic hospitality along with the cultural magnificence of Gurung Museum
  • Poonhill offers panoramic views of several flakes of snow-capped mountains and peaks like Mt. Gangapurna, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Mt. Hiunchuli
  • Rhododendron flower, different flora, and fauna

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m)

Day 2: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860m)

Day 3: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) and Stay at Tadapani (2660m)

Day 4: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m)

Day 5: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

Best Season for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

  • Winter (December, January, and February)
  • Spring (March, April, and May)
  • Autumn (September, October, and November)

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Difficulty: Easy


Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days

Let the prayer wheel spin by Sumit Bam Shrestha on 500px.comOn the way to Kyangjin Gomba 

Langtang Valley Trek Highlights

  • Kyangjin Gompa; Old Monastery in Langtang Region
  • Tserko Ri (5000m); the Highest Altitude that you can reach
  • Wild Animals; Snow Leopard, Black Beer, Musk Deer, Wild Boar and Rare Animals (Red Panda)
  • Wonderful Mountains; Langtang Lirung, Sisa Pangma, Dorje Lakpa, Gang Chhenpo, Naya Kanga, Surya Peak and close up view of Yala Peak
  • Langtang National Park
  • Glaciers
  • Experience the local Tamang community
  • Local Yak cheese factory located in Kyangjin and Sing Gompa

Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1550m)

Day 2: Trek to Lama Hotel (2380m)

Day 3: Trek to Langtang village (3200m)

Day 4: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3870m) and Explore Kyangjin Ri (4500m)

Day 5: Trek back to Lama Hotel

Day 6: Trek back to Syabrubesi

Day 7: Drive to Kathmandu

Best Season for Langtang valley trek

  • Winter (December, January, and February)
  • Spring (March, April, and May)
  • Autumn (September, October, and November)

Langtang Valley Trek Difficulty: Moderate


Mardi Himal Trek 5 Days

Nepal by Jan Bystrzycki on 500px.comUpper Viewpoint (Max. Altitude): 4200m

Mardi Himal Trek Highlights

  • A hidden treasure of Annapurna Region
  • The trekking route is natural on its way and less commercialized
  • Trek route offers the mesmerizing view of Annapurna South (7,219m), Hiunchuli (6,441), Annapurna I (8,091m), Khangsar Kang (7,485m), Gangapurna (7,454m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m) and Mardi Himal (5,553)

Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and Trek to Pothana (1990 m)

Day 2: Trek from Pothana to Low Camp (3150 m)

Day 3: Trek from Low Camp to High Camp (4100 m)

Day 4: Explore around High Camp and back to Siding Village (1280m)

Day 5: Trek from Siding Village to Lumre and Drive to Pokhara

Best Season for Mardi Himal Trek

  • Winter (December, January, and February)
  • Spring (March, April, and May)
  • Autumn (September, October, and November)

Mardi Himal Trek Difficulty: Easy


Tamang Heritage Trail Trek 7 Days

Ganesh Himal sunrise by Sahil Guraya on 500px.comTamang Heritage Trail Route

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek Highlights

  • Trek route is popularly known for the land of snow leopard and dotted rhododendron forest
  • A charming view of Mt. Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal and Gosaikunda Range
  • Natural hot spring in Tatopani
  • While staying in a local village in Briddim and gives you an opportunity to experience the rich culture of Tamang; close to Tibetan Buddhist influence village

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1550m)

Day 2: Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m)

Day 3: Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani (2380m)

Day 4: Trek from Tatopani to Thuman (2240m)

Day 5: Trek from Thuman to Briddim (2240m)

Day 6: Trek from Briddim to Syabrubesi

Day 7: Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu

Best Season for Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

  • Winter (December, January, and February)
  • Spring (March, April, and May)
  • Autumn (September, October, and November)

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek Difficulty: Easy


Helambu Trek 6 Days

Aama Yangri Exposition by Sachin Yagol Shrestha on 500px.comMountain View from Helambu Trek

Helambu Trek Highlights

  • Experience the rich culture of Yolmo or Helambu Sherpa, is the native Tibeto-Burman language of the Hyolmo of south-central Nepal
  • Amazing Himalayan landscape
  • Dense green forest, rhododendron and bamboo forests
  • Majestic waterfalls
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of Mountain

Helambu Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani (2300m)

Day 2: Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang (2446m)

Day 3: Trek from Kutumsang to Tharepati (3650m)

Day 4: Trek from Tharepati to Tarkeghyang (2743m)

Day 5: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Kakani via Shermathang (2320m)

Day 6: Trek from Kakani to Melamchi Pul Bazaar. Drive to Kathmandu

Best Season for Helambu Trek

  • Winter (December, January, and February)
  • Spring (March, April, and May)
  • Autumn (September, October, and November)

Helambu Trek Difficulty: Easy


The Royal Trek 6 Days

Chisapani by Achyut Paudel on 500px.comView of Annapurna Ranges 

The Royal Trek Highlights

  • Trek route has a shrub-like path along with the foothills of Annapurna region
  • Trek is named after Prince Charles and other 90 person companions where they explored this route in the early eighties
  • Unlock an option to extend a cultural tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan by combining the Royal Trek. In which you will get the thrills of Nepal’s diverse ecological beauty

The Royal Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820 m)

Day 2: Drive from Pokhara to Kalikasthan (1350 m)

Day 3: Trek from Kalikasthan to Syaklung (1715 m)

Day 4: Trek from Syaklung to Chisapani (1550 m)

Day 5: Trek from Chisapani to Pokhara

Day 6: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Best Season for The Royal Trek

  • Winter (December, January, and February)
  • Spring (March, April, and May)
  • Autumn (September, October, and November)

The Royal Trek Difficulty: Easy


Dhampus Sarangkot Trek 6 Days

Simple living: One morning at Dhampus by Nix Shakya on 500px.comDhampus Village, 1600m

Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Highlights

  • Trek route passes through popular viewpoints to watch sunrise and sunset over snowy Himalayan peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges
  • Enjoy the delightful views of Pokhara valley and surrounding lakes from the top of the ridges

Dhampus Saragkot Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 2: Drive to Milan Chowk. Trek to Astam

Day 3: Trek from Astam to Australian Camp

Day 4: Trek from Australian Camp to Sarangkot

Day 5: Drive from Sarangkot to Pokhara

Day 6: Drive to Kathmandu

Best Season for Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

  • Winter (December, January, and February)
  • Spring (March, April, and May)
  • Autumn (September, October, and November)

Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Difficulty: Easy


Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek 5 Days

early morning view from Nagarkot by Photos of Nepal on 500px.comNagarkot (Max. Altitude): 2175m

Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek Highlights

  • Trek offers stunning picturesque views of the countryside, snow-capped mountains, and panoramic view of Kathmandu city
  • Enclosed by popular mountains such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gauri Shankar, Everest range and Dorje Lakpa
  • Experience the local people, villages, culture, and lifestyle

Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Sundarijal. Trek to Chisapani

Day 2: Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot

Day 3: Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel

Day 4: Trek from Dhulikhel to Balthali

Day 5: Trek to Panauti and drive to Kathmandu

Best Season for Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek

  • Winter (December, January, and February)
  • Spring (March, April, and May)
  • Autumn (September, October, and November)

Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek Difficulty: Easy

Conclusion

Except for Kathmandu Valley Rim, other treks have a teahouse for foods and accommodation. In Kathmandu Valley Rim treks, you will be accommodated in luxuries hotels located in Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, and Kathmandu.

Above the top 10 best short treks in Nepal are for those travelers who have a week or less time duration. It is suitable for all level of travelers who wants to start the first trekking experience in Nepal.

If you choose among the top 10 list of best short treks in Nepal. Then, it will definitely leave you with an unforgettable memory in your life. Feel free to contact us for further information.

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