Best Short Treks in Nepal

Nepal boasts numerous trekking routes that cater to all adventure enthusiasts. Trekkers can select trails ranging from short day trips to extended expeditions, aligning with their vacation plans and interests. Depending on your preferences and available time, you can embark on a memorable trekking adventure in Nepal. This post highlights the Best Short Treks in Nepal for 2024 and 2025.

Generally, all short treks in Nepal are considered easy, eliminating the need for prior trekking experience or extensive physical preparation. In essence, these short treks are designed for beginner trekkers. If you’re in Pokhara seeking the BEST SHORT TREKS NEAR POKHARA, you’ll find a plethora of suitable options.

Are treks less than a week considered short treks?

Yes, all treks in Nepal with a duration of seven days or less are classified as short treks. You can choose from treks lasting 3-day, 4-day, 5-day, 6-day, or 7-day treks.

These treks are ideal for family trekking and are also suitable for beginners. If you lack the time for multi-day treks in Nepal, you can opt for a one-day hike near Kathmandu.

What are the best short treks in Nepal for 2024?

They are as follows.

  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

Trek to Poon Hill

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is one of the best short trekking trails lies in the Annapurna region, Nepal. Trekking to Poon Hill is also the most demanded short-duration trek near Pokhara 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 2 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 views over the magic Himalayas.

2. Annapurna Base Camp Short 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 ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREKKING. In this version, the way to reach Annapurna Base Camp and Back to Ghandruk is the same way.

3. Mulde Viewpoint Short Trek

Mulde Viewpoint

If you’re thinking to do an alternative trek of Poon Hill, you should choose the Mulde Viewpoint trek. It’s located at 3640m from Mulde View Point you can see perfect mountain scenery at a wide angle.

It is very less crowded as well a far better view compared to Poon Hill. You can do Mulde Viewpoint Trekking within 3 nights 4 days or 2 nights 3 days from Pokhara.

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

4. Langtang Valley Short Trek

Short Langtang Trek

Located in the northern part of Kathmandu Valley, the Langtang Valley Trekking is the perfect trek for beginners as well experienced hikers. Langtang is also called the “Valley of Glaciers”. Generally, Langtang Valley Trekking starts and ends at Syabrubesi, Rasuwa. During the trek, you’ll see yak farms and a cheese factory. We can do Langtang Valley Short Trek within 5 days from to Kathmandu.

Trekking to Langtang Valley goes through Syaprubesi, Lama Hotel, Langtang Valley, and Kyanjin Gumba and back the same way. This trek offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the Langtang 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 short trek in Langtang Nepal. We can do Tamang Heritage Trekking within 4 to 5 days. And trekking to Tamang Heritage Trail is in low demand but offers great views of the Ganesh Himal Ranges.

6. Everest Panorama Trek

The Everest Panorama Trekking is one of the best short treks that lies 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 Himalayan trekking experience.

7. Khopra Ridge Short Trek

Khopra Ridge 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 another spot, you’ll get tea houses.

8. Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak Trek Nepal

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 trek 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 Panorama Short Trek

The Annapurna Panorama Trek is a relatively short trek 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 mountain views, and local living style at Ghandruk village as well Ulleri village.

10. Mardi Himal Trek

Best Itinerary for Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trekking is a short and easy trek that is near Pokhara city and we can do a Mardi Himal trek from and to Pokhara within 5 days. 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 extend 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 is 4,500 meters from sea level.

Final Thought regarding short trekking in Nepal

Though many popular trekking trails can be accomplished in a week, we’ve highlighted only 10 of them. These 10 trails are most in-demand by trekkers and lie in popular trekking regions such as Annapurna, Everest, and Langtang. These trails offer mountain experiences such as long trekking in the Himalayas with majestic mountain views.

About Author

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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