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5 best short treks in Nepal

April 27, 2020

5 best short treks in Nepal

Nepal is a land of Himalaya including top of the world- Mount Everest (8,848 m) thus Nepal offers Magnificent Mountain view diverse culture, trek and tour destinations, and Unique vast wilderness. The 5 best short treks in Nepal are designed for those who are short on time and budget.

There are a few Best budget short trekking destinations in Nepal that will offer spectacular high Mountain View scenic valley, culture, various biodiversity, and easy short trek experiences. The short and easy budget trekking is possible to complete any months of the year and any type of age group can make it without any problems.

Basically, if you have two weeks of time that is more than enough to encounter the most popular short budget trek in Nepal such as Mini Annapurna circuit trek, ABC trekking, Langtang trekking, Gosaikunda, and Mardi Himal trekking so on….however, your Short trekking experience in Nepal provides you an awesome opportunity to grab unique culture, High Himalaya, and breathtaking landscapes.

As per the trekker’s desire and their interest here we present the 5 best short treks in Nepal, you may like.

  1. Poon Hill trek,
  2. Nagarkot Hiking,
  3. Langtang trek,
  4. Mardi Himal trek,
  5. Everest view trek.

1. Poon hill trek

Trip fact-

Trekking duration: 4 night 5 Days,

Trekking begins from Nayapul,

The trekking ends at Siwi,

Accommodation: Lodges and Guest House,

Per day walks 3 to 7 Hrs,

The highlight of the trek: Poonhill viewpoint, Ghorepani, Gurung hill, and Ghandruk village.


Poon hill trekking is a well-known short trekking route in Nepal located in the mid northwest of Nepal. It is a suitable budget short and easy trek who are short on time. The Poon hill Ghorepani trek begins from Nayapul after your 1.30 hrs. drive from Pokhara beyond the Cultural village and well-made stone steps along the river, the next trip ends at Siwi which is a short descent from Ghandruk.

In this short and budget trek, on your day 2nd, you have already a spectacular mountain View including the world’s 7th highest peak-Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, fishtail, and many other rolling green hills and open valley views. Furthermore, we visit also Ghandruk where there are so many cultural houses Gurung museums, and sill high snow cap mountain views.

Ghandruk is the 2nd biggest Gurung village in Nepal and the people from this village joined the Military of England and India as brave People.

After Your wonderful stay at Ghandruk Village, we walk short descents to Siwi then drive back to Pokhara via Birethanti and Nayapul. So Poon hill trek is a short trekking experience but a complete package explores the fact of Nepal regarded as the world’s popular Himalaya hence if you have 4 to 5 days’ time in Nepal this trek is recommenced.

Poon hill trekking itinerary:

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara,

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul than trek to Thikhedunga (1,560 m),

Day 03: Thikhedunga to Ghorepani (2,820 m),

Day 04: Hike to Poon hill than trek to Tadapani (2,600 m),

Day 05: Trek Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,850 m),

Day 06: Ghandruk to Siwi than drive to Pokhara.

2. Nagarkot Hiking

Trip fact-

Trek duration- 2 Night 3 days,

Trekking begins from Sundarijal,

The trekking ends at Changunarayan,

Highest elevation: Nagarkot at 2,100 m,

Accommodation: Hotel,

Trek Highlights: Sundarijal, Chisapani, Nagarkot hiking, and Changunarayan Temple.

Trip Introduction:

Hike to Nagarkot gives you an opportunity to explore a very long mountain range Forested trekking paths, Tamang villages, and crops failed and the entire valley of Kathmandu. It is the nearest hiking destination Kathmandu and a suitable short and budget hike for all trekkers.

There are many travelers who visit Kathmandu without any Plan but still, they have time so for them Nagarkot trek can be the best choice to experience the country life, localities, and indescribable mountain panorama.

Nagarkot hike begins from Sundarijal after your 1-hour drive from Kathmandu then we ascend through the forest of oak and green bushes. Our 3 hours of easy walks through the forest takes you from Sundarijal up to Chisapani, where there are some nice Guest House to stay and also the magical Langtang mountain views from Chisapani. The next day we begin our journey after breakfast at Chisapani then following the wide road to Nagarkot. Our route to Nagarkot is forested and throughout the villages.

The trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot is long, but the route to walk is very easy and more scenic; however, on your 2nd day, you walk longer but also gain so many different beauties. It is about 7 to 8 hours of the walk than we reach Nagarkot.

Similarly, on this short trek of 3rd days, we begin our day with a magnificent sunrise view over Langtang and Ganesh Himal mountain range than we descent to Changunarayan temple through Telkot then we drive to Kathmandu.

However, Nagarkot hiking for 3 days presents such a golden opportunity for trekkers to enjoy unbelievable culture, High Snowcap Mountain views, and such lovely dense wilderness.

Nagarkot Hiking itinerary:

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal then the hike to Chisapani (2,300m),

Day 02: Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot (2,100m),

Day 03: Nagarkot to Changunarayan Temple and drive to Kathmandu.

3. Langtang trek

 Trip fact-

Trek duration: 7 days

Trek starts from Syabrubeshi

Trek Ends at Syabrubeshi

Per day Walk: 4 to 6 Hours

Trek Highlights: Crystal clear river view, rare Red panda, Langtang valley view, Kyangin Gompa, Chherkuri viewpoint, and entire Langtang Mountain range

Trip Introduction:

Langtang is the name of the top 5 best short treks in Nepal as it is a well-known trekking route to spend a week’s time from Kathmandu. On this trek, you will drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi, which is where we start our walk onwards lama Hotel. The drive from Kathmandu to Sybrubeshi is a bit scary and zigzag Road but such a scenic drive beyond Langtang Khola (stream).

On your Langtang trekking journey, you get an opportunity to see sky-touching mountains, specially Langtang lung (7,227 m), Langtang Himal, Dorje Lakpa, and many other neighboring peaks covered by thick snow.

The Langtang trek was directly affected by an earthquake in 2015 but now almost and every single Lodge, Buddhist Curtains, and walking paths are recovered so that trekkers can visit this trek without any difficulties.

On this short trek, people don’t need to worry about safety, budget, and View of the Himalaya so that if you are short on time and budget Langtang trek for 6 days is the one for you to investigate the rural lifestyle and a magical Himalaya range of Nepal.

Langtang trek itinerary:

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Sybrubeshi. Stay overnight at Sybrubeshi,

Day 02: Sybrubeshi to Lama Hotel,

Day 03: Lama Hotel to Langtang,

Day 04: Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa,

Day 05: Hike to Chherkuri then trek the same way back to Lama Hotel,

Day 06: Lama Hotel to Sybrubeshi,

Day 07: Sybrubeshi to Kathmandu by bus.

4. Mardi Himal trek

Trip facts-

Duration of trek: 4 night 5 Days,

Best season: Oct, Nov & March to May,

Trekking begins from Kande,

The trekking ends at Kalimati,

Accommodation: Guest House & Lodges.

Trip Introduction:

The Mardi Himal trek was for experienced adventure trekkers who could camp by themselves in a tent till 2011 but after that, this beautiful trek officially opened for all types of trekkers in 2012. After 2012, the people from that area build Tea houses and Lodges for trekkers where they can camp and eat so that since 2012 you don’t need to carry your own tent or catering.

It is 4 nights 5-day beautiful trek throughout the Alpine forest and Mountain cliff, follows off the beaten path which will offer summer Grazing and sky-touching high Annapurna mountain range.

There are limited lodges and guest houses, but all of them are facilitated where there are choices of foods, safe private rooms, and internet services.

Mardi Himal is a newly opened short and easy trek near Pokhara. However, it is an adventure short hike with diverse culture, landscapes and picturesque alpine forest as the path of Mardi Himal stays mostly along the massif ridge of the mountain.

 The Mardi Himal trek begins from Pokhara Ona short drive to Kande then we begin our walk. We trek up to the Australian camp through the forest, then a short walk to Pothana. After passing Pothana we follow the small trek rough through the forest of rhododendron then reach Pitam Deurali. It is a beautiful spot to enjoy the view of the Pokhara valley and the world’s 7th highest peak Dhaulagiri. The next walk after Deurali is quite long through the dense forest than we reach to Forest camp and Rest camp, similarly the next day we ascend slowly through the forest again to Rest camp, likewise Badal Danda then to Final settlement High camp, which is situated on the top of giant Mountain and also we can observe magical Mountain view and deep gorge.

We trek to the Mardi Himal view station in the morning, then retrace our tired steps to Forest camp and we follow the small route descending to the Kalimati where we can have a Jeep drive to Pokhara.

If you are looking for easy short hiking fun with an experienced local travel agent or operators then the Mardi Himal trek is the best and least crowded trek route for you.

Mardi Himal trek itinerary:

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (850 m),

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara to Kande then trek to Deurali (2,100 m),

Day 03: Deurali to Rest camp (2,650 m),

Day 04: Rest Camp to High camp (3,580 m),

Day 05: Hike to Mardi Himal Viewpoint then retrace your steps to rest camp,

Day 06: Rest camp to Kalimati then drive to Pokhara.

5. Everest view trek

Trip facts-

Duration of trek: 5 days,

Best trek season: Oct, Nov & March to May,

Accommodation: Guest Houses,

Per day Walk: 4 to 6 Hours,

Highest elevation: Everest view Hotel (3,780 m),

Trekking begins from Lukla,

The trekking ends from Lukla.

Trip Introduction:

Everest view short trek is one of the best options for those who have limited time and also who don’t want to miss the view of the world’s tallest peak- Mount Everest (8,848 m). On your 3rd day of walk-in this trek, you have already a chance to enjoy the view of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and other many neighboring peaks.

Everest view trek starts from Lukla after your short flight over the Himalayas and follows the Classic route of Everest base camp and Gokyo valley. On your first day, we trek on a gradual path to Phakding similarly the next day to Namche on a gradual ascends through the alpine forest and some steps made of stones. We reach Namche on a day 2nd and you have such incredible mountain views and next morning we trek a couple of hours to the Everest view hotel from where we can see such perfect shape of Everest Mountain and the entire Khumbu.

After Everest view hotel we retrace our steps to Namche and the next day back to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu.

Everest view short trek is the best short and easy trek so that you don’t need to train or any physical training. If you have a few pairs of warm clothes and experienced guides, this trek can be done within 5 days from Kathmandu.

It is a short safe hiking destination in the Everest region to enjoy the high mountains and get up close distance from the Sherpa community. The food and accommodations are clean, neat, and cheap along the route so you just need to carry local cash than don’t worry, wherever you feel to eat or drink you can buy it and eat it.

Everest view short trek itinerary:

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860 m) then trek to Phakding (2,660 m),

Day 02: Phakding to Namche bazaar (3,450m),

Day 03: Namche Rest day,

Day 04: Namche to Lukla.

If you are looking for more adventure, but short treks in Nepal than the following trekking routes are highly recommended:

  • Khopra trek
  • Dhampus Sarangkot trek,
  • Ghandruk- Landruk trek,
  • Ghorepani trek and Chitwan tour
  • Helambu Trekking,
  • The Gosaikunda trekking

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