Best short trek in Nepal

Nepal is one of the best destinations for trekking in the world. Nepal’s geographical landscape together with some of the world’s highest mountain including Mt. Everest, lush green valley, high Himalayan passes, emerald lakes makes trekking a different and out of this world experience. Trekking holidays in the Himalayas take you to such a setting where it seems that the earth meets the skies with the view of some of the world’s highest mountain series. The trekking trail passes through remote high Himalayan villages, lush green forests, Himalayan fed ragging rivers, Buddhist monasteries and chortens, glacial valleys along with witnessing unique culture and traditions of the people living in the high Himalayas for centuries. There exit high altitude treks to short and easy trek in Nepal. A short hike in Nepal is best to explore Nepal who has a moderate level of physical fitness and wishes to absorb all the beauties of the Himalayas. Some of the popular short trek routes in Nepal are as follows:

Everest View trek
Total Duration: 10 Days
Trek Days: 07 Days (1-day cultural sightseeing)
Trip Grading: Moderate
Maximum Elevation: 3,880 meters

Everest View trek is one of the popular short trekking in Nepal. The trek is organized at the Everest region witnessing it’s unique Sherpa culture and traditions plus observing some of the world’s tallest mountains including Mt. Everest. Everest view short trek goes till Tengboche Monastery after flying to Lukla from Kathmandu and hiking along Phakding, Namche Bazaar. Some great mountain panoramas including Mt. Everest can be viewed from Tengboche Monastery. Everest panorama view trekking then traces the same trek route to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. The trek days are just seven days and it’s ideal for anyone who wishes to trek into the Everest region but still doesn’t want to hike till the Everest Base Camp. There is also luxury Everest view trek where one stays at the luxury mountain lodges located wherever on the trek trail and at the best lodges available where luxury lodges aren’t available i.e. only at Tengboche and rest of the other overnight stays are at luxury lodges such as Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Monjo.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Total Duration: 10 Days
Trek Days: 05 Days (1-day cultural sightseeing)
Trip Grading: Moderate
Maximum Elevation: 3,210 meters

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a hike into another popular trekking region in Nepal ‘Annapurna’. Trek into the Annapurna region usually starts from the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara. Ghorepani poon hill trek itinerary follows some of the beautiful trek trails in Nepal hiking along gushing rivers, green countryside, alpine meadows, valleys, glaciers and the main feature of the trek is hiking to poon hill early in the morning from Ghorepani. Poon Hill is the most popular Himalayan viewpoint to witness a great mountain panorama of the peaks like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri, Himalchuli etc. Poon hill trek early in the morning is done to catch the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas which is breathtaking. Ghorepani poon hill trek from Pokhara then ends after driving back to Pokhara and relax at this natural wonder of Nepal where age-old caves, lakes, gorges are located.

Ghandruk Loop Trek
Total Duration: 07 Days
Trek Days: 03 Days
Trip Grading: Moderate
Maximum Elevation: 2,870 meters

Ghandruk Loop trek is the easy short and sweet trek into the Annapurna region. The prime objective of the trek is to get to the beautiful mountain village of Gurung community ‘Ghandruk Village’. The village offers some spectacular mountain panorama of the Himalayas like Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre Himal. One can Explore the local culture and tradition of Gurung community in Ghandruk. Besides, hike past exotic landscape and geography. The trek is ideal for any age group and also for those who don’t have any trek experience in the past through a basic level of physical fitness is required since the trek involves hiking up and down in the Himalayan trails.

Nagarkot Trek
Total Duration: 05 Days
Trek Days: 03 Days
Trip Grading: Moderate
Maximum Elevation: 2,175 meters

Nagarkot trek is one the best and popular short treks that can be done closer to Kathmandu City. The prime attraction is Nagarkot – the most famous Himalayan viewpoint just a stone throw away from Kathmandu Valley. Nagarkot trekking is to hike alongside the valley rim of the Kathmandu Valley. Nagarkot trekking route passes through small mountain villages, lush green forest, Mountain River, farmlands. Nagarkot trekking trail then finally gets to Nagarkot from where one can witness breathtaking Himalayan panorama including Mt. Everest on a clear day. After Nagarkot, the trek hike downhill to the ancient Hindu temple of Changunarayan which is one of the several UNESCO World Heritage Sites inside Kathmandu Valley. Sundarijal Chisapani Nagarkot trek is the best hiking trail in Kathmandu.

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