Trekking may not be everyone’s cup of tea since it involved walking for days out in the wild and away from home. But to truly explore the real beauty of nature alongside discovering the indigenous culture and traditions of people living there, trekking is the utmost choice. There exist some easy trekking routes in Nepal too where trekking is more fun and easy to accomplish. Easiest treks in Nepal take you to high mountain villages, beautiful forests of rhododendrons with spectacular Himalayan panoramas. Since Nepal is the ultimate destination for trekking, there are many trekking routes from easy to moderate and strenuous/challenging. Short easy treks in Nepal are such trekking routes where prior experience isn’t required and the best for beginners. Besides all of the trekking routes in Nepal offer a great mountain panorama and explore the unique culture of the people living in the high Himalayas.
What is the easiest trek in Nepal?
Best easy treks in Nepal are those trekking programs that do not go to high altitudes, crossing high mountain passes and which amateur trekkers can also pull off. But these treks are equally good offering majestic Himalayan panoramas, exploring local cultures and enjoying the beautiful landscapes in Nepal. Since trekking in Nepal is in the mountains, easy hikes in Nepal still involve a bit of ascending and descending, going uphill or coming downhill but not as demanding as strenuous treks.
Below are some of the best easy treks in Nepal where novice trekkers can also enjoy and achieve without much difficulty.
Everest View Trekking
The name itself suggests that you get to witness Mt. Everest during the trek. Everest view trek Nepal is just that trekking program that allows one to observe Mt. Everest and other world’s tallest peaks in the Khumbu region. Everest view short trek is a 7 days program with the hike starting and ending at the small airstrip in Lukla where you fly from Kathmandu. Everest view trek itinerary is to fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and begin a trek to Phakding, Namche Bazaar and up till Tengboche Monastery. Tengboche Monastery is the largest and important monastery in the Khumbu region. One can observe Mt. Everest very clearly at a far distance from Tengboche. The highest point one reaches during the trek is Tengboche itself located at 3860 meters. Mount Everest view trek is a quick and short trek to the Everest region witnessing some of the world’s highest mountains and getting to know the Sherpa culture even better. Everest view short trek is good for new beginners and for those who don’t wish to trek up till the Everest Base Camp which is 12 days trek start/end Lukla.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek most probably is the most loved easy trek in the Annapurna region. Annapurna is the other most popular trekking region in Nepal where best treks in the world are done like Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit etc. Ghorepani poon hill trek itinerary starts and ends from the beautiful lakeside town of Nepal ‘Pokhara’. One can get to Pokhara either by flight or overland drive. The prime attraction of the trek is Poon Hill, one of the best Himalayan viewpoints in Annapurnas’. It is located at an altitude of 3210 meters and provides the most spectacular Himalayan panorama of the peaks like Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Machhapuchhre ‘Fishtail’ mountain ranges. Ghorepani poon hill Ghandruk trek is a beautiful trek passing along forested areas, mountain villages. One such lovely high mountain village is Ghandruk where the major inhabitants are the Gurung community. Ghandruk also provides spectacular Himalayan views.
Langtang Valley Trekking
Trekking in the Langtang region is a different experience compared to other trekking regions in Nepal. One gets to witness the unique culture of the people resembling that of Tibetans since Langtang is closer to Tibet. The region of Langtang is much closer to Kathmandu city so easily accessible. Langtang valley trek itinerary is to drive to Syabru Besi which is about 7-8 hours drive and start the trek the next day. Langtang valley is one of the most beautiful valleys in Nepal. Langtang trek route follows Lama Hotel, Langtang Village, Langtang Valley Kyanjin Gompa. The highest point attended during this trek is Kyanjin Gompa at 3870 meters. Get some mesmerizing views of the peaks like Langtang Lirung (7246m), Naya Kangri (5846m), Gang Chhenpo (6388m), Dorge Lakpa (6966m), Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu etc.
Mardi Himal Trek
Yet another great and beautiful trekking in the Annapurna region. Mardi Himal (5587 meters) is the peak beneath the most popular Mt. Machapuchare ‘Fishtail’. Mardi Himal trekking route is to actually see the mountains from much closer proximity. Mardi Himal trekking itinerary is a sort of off-the-beaten trekking trail as well if compared to other treks in Annapurna. So you can expect fewer trekkers on the trail and not many crowded lodges. Being an off the track trekking the accommodations facilities are also very basic but one will fully enjoy the trek since it offers great mountain panorama and hiking through beautiful mountain trails. The highest point of the trek is the Upper viewpoint at 4200 meters from where the views are just spectacular.
Nagarkot is the most popular Himalayan viewpoint from Kathmandu City. Located at an altitude of 2175 meters, the view tower at Nagarkot provides panoramic Himalayan views including Mt. Everest far behind. One can also drive to Nagarkot which is about 27 kilometers but the hike to Nagarkot is a different experience. Chisapani Nagarkot trek Kathmandu is just 3 days trekking program starting from Sundarijal and ending at Changu Narayan Temple. Nagarkot trekking trail offers a good mountain panorama, hiking along with lush green forests, small villages, farmlands etc. It’s the best short and easy trek that can be done closer to Kathmandu city.