Best Short Treks in Nepal

Nepal has trekking routes that suit all adventure lovers. Trekkers can choose the trail among short to long days according to their holidays and interest. Depending on your wish and your dream destination, you can choose the best short trek in Nepal.

Normally all short treks in Nepal are easy to do. It means you don’t need to have previous trekking experience and you don’t need to be physically prepared. It means all the short treks are for beginner trekkers.Thus , short treks denote easy treks in Nepal.

Nepal has trekking routes that suit all adventure lovers. Trekkers can choose the trail among short to long days according to their holidays and interest. Depending on your wish and your dream destination, you can choose the best short trek in Nepal.

Normally all short treks in Nepal are easy to do. It means you don’t need to have previous trekking experience and you don’t need to be physically prepared. It means all the short treks are for beginner trekkers.Thus , short treks denote easy treks in Nepal.

Is 7 days treks are short trekking in Nepal ?

Yes, all in all, those treks which have less than or equal to 7 days trekking duration are known as short treks in Nepal. Depending on time, you can do 3 days, 4 days, 5 days, 6 days, or 7 days trekking. And all of them are considered easy trekking. For those who wanted to do family trekking as well as beginner-friendly treks, all of these trekking can be the best opt.

What are the best short treks in Nepal?

They are.

  1. Poon Hill trek
  2. Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  3. Mulde Peak Trek
  4. Langtang Valley Trek
  5. Tamang Heritage Trail
  6. Everest Panorama Trek
  7. Khopra Rigde Trek
  8. Pikey Peak Trek
  9. Annapurna Panorama Trek
  10. Mardi Himal Trek

1. Poon Hill trek, most demanding

Trek to Poon Hill

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is one of the best short trekking trails in Nepal. It is a popular trek near Pokhara Nepal and is suitable for all age groups. The trek usually starts/ends in Nayapul- a short drive(1.5hr) from Pokhara.

Why Ghorepani Poon Hill is Short Trek?

Because we can do Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in less than a week( even in 3 days from Pokhara). During the trekking, you walk through the ethnic villages of Gurungs and Magars in Ghorepani. This short trek is also popular with your sunrise and sunset view over the magic Himalayas.

2. Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Short Annapurna Base Camp

The Short Annapurna Base Camp trek represents a very short version of ABC. You can do this short ABC trek within 5 days from KTM to KTM.

Ghandruk is starting and closing point of this short 5 day ABC Hike. In this version, the way to reach Annapurna Base Camp and Back to Ghandruk is the same way.

3. Mulde Peak Trek

Dobato Khopra Trail

If you’re thinking to do an alternative trek of Poon Hill, you should choose the Mulde Peak trek. It’s located at 3560m from where you can see perfect mountain scenery at a wide-angle.

It is very less crowded as well far better view compared to Poon Hill. You can do 3 nights 4 days or 2 nights 3 days Mulde Peak trek.

All in all, the MULDE PEAK TREKKING is one of the best short-duration trekking in Nepal.

4. Langtang Valley Trek

Short Langtang Trek

The place lies in the northern part of Kathmandu. Langtang is also called the “Valley of Glaciers”.
Langtang is the nearest and easy trek route in Langtang valley. It starts and ends at Syabrubesi, Rasuwa.
During the trek, you’ll see yak farms, and a cheese factory.

7 days trekking from Kathmandu to Kathmandu and near the Kathmandu their in one oldest trekking trial which name is Langtang Valley trek. This trekking route goes through Syaprubesi, Lama Hotel, Langtang valley, and Kyanjin Gumba and back the same way. The short Langtang Valley Trek offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the Himalayas. Langtang Trekking is famous for scenic places as well as for the wildlife tour.

5. Tamang Heritage Trail

Tamang Heritage Trail

The Tamang Heritage Trail is a new hiking route in Nepal.

6. Everest Panorama Trek

This trek is ideal in the Everest Region. You’ll follow the strides of early mountain climbers with epic perspectives on the absolute most elevated mountains on the planet.

The Everest Panorama Trek is ideal for those searching for an easy and short trek in the Everest area. It takes you to Tengboche Monastery via the beautiful Namche Bazaar.

Even though a short trek, it despite everything offers wonderful mountain views, various cultures, and precarious paths. Possibly consistently, you get the wild and adventurous Himalaya trekking experience.

7. Khopra Ridge Trek

Khopra Danda Trek

Within 6 days, you can do Khopra Trek. It is best for those who want to see majestic mountain views over the Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. On Khopra Ridge you’ll get a Community lodge but in other spot you’ll get tea houses.

8. Pikey Peak Trek

View from Pikey Peak

The Pikey Peak is the best Everest View Tour in Nepal for those who are willing to see Everest but without doing the Everest Base Camp trek. Within short trekking starts from Kathmandu and drives back to Kathmandu from Phaplu, you can do this trek 6 days from Kathmandu. Trekking is via some of the remote and real rural villages.

The maximum elevation during the Pikey peak is 4,065 meters. Sir Edmond Hillary also declares that Pikey Peak is one of the best views of Mount Everest and another panoramic mountain.

9. Annapurna Panorama Trek

Annapurna Panorma

The Annapurna Panorama Trek is a relatively short trekking on the foothills of the Annapurna Region. This route provides you with amazing views of snow-capped mountains. You’ll be able to experience the local culture and daily life people can enjoy beautiful villages and look into the lifestyle and culture of the Gurung community.

Poon Hill Hike is the major attraction of the Annapurna Panorama trek. By doing Annapurna Panorama Trek, you’ll be able to experience sunrise at Poon Hill with crystal mountains views, local living style at Ghandruk village as well Ulleri village.

10. Mardi Himal Trek

Trek to Mardi Himal

Mardi Himal Trekking is a short and easy trek that is near Pokhara city. In terms of time duration, we can do it from 3 days to 7 days. Though it is a relatively new trek route, it’s getting massive tourists in a short period.

During Mardi Himal trekking, you’ll see the thrilling view of Fishtail, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna Fang, Mardi Himal, and so on.

If you start from and End at also Siding, you can do it in 3 nights 4 days but there is also an alternative route to finishing this trek at Landruk.

But if starts from Kande and ends at Landruk or Siding 6 days is enough for Mardi Himal Hike. To extent the trip you can extend by doing Poon Hill, Khopra Ridge, or ABC Trekking.

All in all, if you are looking for a less than a week (3,4,5,6,7)days trek from Pokhara as well as from Kathmandu, trekking to Mardi Himal can be a good choice. Max Elevation: 4,500 meters.

Conclusion on top 10 best short treks in Nepal

Final Thought regarding short trekking in Nepal

In this short post, you’ll get insights about the most popular short trekking trail of Nepal. Though there are many popular trekking trails that can be accomplished in a week, we’re going to describe only ten of them. These 10 trails are most in-demand by trekkers and lie in popular trekking regions such as Annapurna, Everest, and Langtang. These all trails offer mountain experiences such as long trekking in the Himalayas with majestic mountain views.

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JayaramJayaram Thapaliya, an executive director at BASE CAMP HIKE. He has trekked to mostly places in Nepal. He has been to Annapurna Circuit more than 10 times. Jayaram is the one who is ready to help you to make wonderful trip in Nepal.

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