Best Himalayan treks for beginners in Nepal
by Jayaram Thapaliya · Updated July 4, 2021
Before book(choose) a trekking in Nepal, you should know the difficulty level of those trekking routes. Some trekking trails are beginner trekkers friendly whereas some of them are for experienced trekkers. Otherwise you might not get satisfaction as you expected. There are many things to consider when choosing a trekking trail. Some of them are difficulty level, duration of the trip, and highlights of the trip and so on.
How to consider trekking as beginner trekking?
- Less than or Equal to 10 days trek
- Maximum Elevation less than or equal to 4200
- Easily Accessible
As Nepal is a Himalayan country, there are lots of hiking routes from where trekkers can choose best in terms of their preference. For the best HIMALAYAN TREKS FOR BEGINNERS hikers, you should choose cleverly before jumping into a trail. I mean beginners trekkers/hikers should choose easy treks. Because easy treks can be their best choice.
Trekking that is not at a very high altitude, or not too long, and not required experience of hiking is known as beginners trek. If a trek is at a higher altitude and relatively hard to accomplish by novice hikers that can’t be good for beginners.
If you are a beginner or a novice in trekking, the Himalayan Range is an ideal call for you! Low altitude, short days, and non-remote treks are the main features of beginners trek in Nepal.
Not one, but there are 8 easy Himalayan Treks for Beginners where a newbie trekker can take an unforgettable experience of trekking in a short time period.Today, on this post, I am going to highlight some best Himalayan treks for beginner trekkers.
What are the BEST HIMALAYAN TREKS FOR BEGINNERS IN Nepal?
Here you can read the 8 best Himalayan Treks.
- Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking
- Langtang Valley Trek
- Mardi Himal Trek
- Khopra Trek
- Tamang Heritage Trek
- Gosaikunda Trek
- Mulde Peak
- Annapurna Base Camp Trek
1. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking
For the short sweet trek, Ghorepani is one of the best. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the most demanded short trek in Nepal. We can do this trek in 4 to 7 days’ time. Normally this trek starts from Nayapul which is 245km from Kathmandu city. The trail passes through beautiful farmlands with mostly Magar and Gurung Village. Nowadays because of the road facility on this trail, Ghorepani Poon Hill trek 5 days is more popular.
Due to low elevation(2870m), it is considered an easy trek. Early morning those people who are staying at Ghorepani village, hike 1:30 hours up to Poon Hill to see the sunrise in the mountains. SO it’s also called Sunrise trek.
Dhaulagiri range, Tukuche, Dhampus Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and Fishtail are major mountains that will be visible just amazing near the eye. 4 days Poon Hill trek finish at Birethanti. But if have 7 days’ time, we can finish this trek at Dhampus Phedi.
|Max. elevation||3210m Poon Hill|
|Min. duration||7 Days|
|Best Season||March-May and October- Dec.|
|Necessary Documents||Permits and TIMS|
2. Langtang Valley Trek
The Langtang Valley trek is considered the best beginners trek in Nepal. Because it’s an easy trek and also near Kathmandu.
The Langtang trek is the oldest trekking trail in Nepal. It is rich in Flora and Fauna. The trail on the way is mostly Tamang Villages. This trek offers you a view of the Langtang range, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, Shisha Pangma, Porong Ri, and Paldor mountain views. From Tsergo Ri (4984m) and Kyanjin Ri Viewpoint (4600m), mountain views are awesome.
Within this rich flora, many animals have found their home. Forty-six mammals can be found in the Langtang National Park. Mammals to be found are the Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Musk Deer, and Himalayan Tahr. In addition, 30 species of fish live within the park boundaries as well as 70 species of butterflies and 345 species of birds such as the Impeyan Pheasant, Ibis Bill, White-winged Redstart, and the Snow Patridge.
The Langtang Valley trek is a moderate adventure trek. We can do the Langtang trek for 7 days also if you have a short time.
|Max. elevation||4,984m, Tserko Ri|
|Min. duration||8 Days|
|Best Season||March to May and October to Dec.|
|Legal Documents||Permits and TIMS|
3. Mardi Himal Trek
The rapidly rising Mardi Himal trek is a short and best-walking trip near the Pokhara. For a short time-bound, we can do it in 5 days from Pokhara, and also we can spend around 10 days on this route. We can see the Annapurna base camp trek route from a near distance. Fishtail mountain view is just awesome from every spot of this trail. The difficulty of the trek is moderate. The highest camp is 3600m at High Camp, Kaski.
We can see stunning views of Annapurna South(7219m), Hiunchuli(6441m), Mardi Himal(5587m), and Machhapuchhre(6997m) on these trails. Most of the ways lie in the forest. So we can also see different kinds of trees. Rhododendron is mostly finding the tree in this route. Rescues Monkey, Sheep, Buffalo, and Yak are the major animals that live here.
The best way to do this trek is to start from Dhampus Phedi and finish at Siding Village. Dhampus Phedi, Deurali, Forest Camp, Low Camp, Badal Danda, High Camp, Siding, and Lumle are the major places of this trek.
|Max Elevation||3,600 m, High Camp|
|Best Season||March-May and October to December.|
|Required Permits||ACAP, TIMS|
4. Khopra Trek
Want to celebrate your less than two weeks holidays in Annapurna Region, Khopra Ridge Trek is best.
Khopra danda trek is also the best trek for Best Himalayan treks for beginners in Nepal. Because Khopra Ridge Trek is easy to trek for novice trekkers plus it is the best viewpoint trek to see Giant Himalayas.
We can combine this hiking trail with the most popular short trek Ghorepani Poon Hill also. Because if we have around 10 days for hiking then we can start this trek starting from Ghorepani ( Nayapul ). In the beginning, we can complete Ghorepani, then we can continue to Khopra Ridge Trek.
|Max Elevation||3660 m, Khopra Ridge|
|Best Season||Feb to May and October to Dec.|
|Accommodation Type||Community Lodge|
|Required Permits||TIMS + ACAP|
5. Tamang Heritage Trek
Tamang Heritage Trek is just a new route of Langtang which is also the best Himalayan trek for beginners. Access to this trial is easy. It’s near the capital city of Nepal (Kathmandu). If you want to hike 5- 7 days to see Tamang culture and some beautiful mountain-like Ganesh Himal, Sisapangba, Tibet peak, and Langtang also.
Syabrubesi is the starting place of Tamang Heritage Trail Trek. North of Kathmandu Valley near Tibet, there is a Rasuwa district. Rasuwa is the majority of the Tamang ethnic group.
So to explore Tamang village we need to do Tamang Heritage Trail. It is a moderate adventure trek. The highest elevation of this trek is 3165m from sea level. To do this trek, we need to manage around 7 days from Kathmandu.
Between Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal, this trek is surrounded. We will do this trek just near the border of Tibet. Culturally and naturally both rich in this trail.
You will get more hospitality and respect in Tamang Heritage. We can see the Ganesh Himal range, Tibetian peaks, Langtang Himal near the eye from this trial. Green farmland and thick forest are also highlights of this trekking.
|Max Elevation||3165m, Nagthali|
|Best Season||March to May and October to December.|
|Required Permits||Langtang National Park Fees|
Gosaikunda Lake is one of the most famous religious and pilgrimage sites of Nepal. It is located at an altitude of 4,380 m (14370 ft.) and surrounded by peaks in Langtang National Park in Rasuwa District with a surface of 13.8 ha (34 acres). Gosaikunda also spelled Gosainkunda, are an alpine freshwater lake and a Ramsar site (since 2007) which means a wetland site.
Many foreigners choose Gosaikunda Trek as one of their trekking destinations while traveling to Nepal. The main attraction of this trek is an exotic 108 glacier lakes, small to medium in size that is scattered around the Gosaikunda region surrounded by Himalayas range, delightful forest, beautiful scenario, and lush wild nature.
|Max Elevation||4,300m, Gosaikunda Lake|
|Best Season||March to May and October to November.|
|Accommodation Type||Tea House|
|Necessary Permits||Langtang National Park Fees|
7. Mulde Peak Trek
The Mulde Peak trek is the optimal best trek for beginners in Nepal. If you wish to do less demanding trekking in Annapurna, it can be best for you.
View from Mulde Peak can’t be compared to Ghorepani Poon Hill. It is superior to Poon Hill in terms of views. You can combine this trek with Ghorepani Poon Hill as well.
Overview of Mulde Peak
|Max Elevation||3,460m, Mulde Peak|
|Days||4 -7 days|
|Best Season||March to May and October to November.|
|Accommodation Type||Tea Houses|
|Necessary Permits||TIMS and ACAP Permit|
8. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Even though the altitude of Annapurna Base Camp is 4,130m, here we listed as a beginner’s treks in Nepal. Because we can stay overnight at Machhapuchhre Base Camp 3,700m and next day morning after hiking Annapurna Base Camp we can go back to Dovan 2600m. So it will be easy Annapurna Base Camp Hike.
If you have a dream to see Annapurna near the eye, then you need to do Annapurna Base Camp trek. Including the Ghorepani trek, you can do the Annapurna Camp trek for 10 days. The maximum elevation of this trek is 4130m. It is moderate adventure hiking. The way is more often up and down. The trail up and down makes your trip more interesting.
Traditionally if ABC trek starts from Naypul then finished at Dhampus Phedi and if starts from Dhampus Phedi and finished at Nayapul. We can make also do the ABC trek in 7 days. But the route will be the same for ABC go and back.
|Max Elevation||4,130m, Annapurna Base Camp|
|Best Month||March-May and October – November.|
Final Thoughts regarding BEST HIMALAYAN TREKS FOR BEGINNERS IN Nepal
There are numerous trekking routes in Nepal that are best for beginners. But here I’ve included only the top best 8 trekking for beginners. The most demanded, Annapurna Circuit and the Everest Base Camp Trek are fairly long and adventurous routes that require a good level of stamina and fitness. It is wise to choose an easy trekking trail for Newby hikers, or perhaps families with young children and senior aged people. There is a much easier trekking trail in Nepal which still offers Best the Himalayas views and experience.