Best Short Treks in Nepal
by Jayaram Thapaliya · Updated February 27, 2023
Nepal has numerous trekking routes that suit all adventure lovers. Trekkers can choose the trail between short to long days according to their holidays and interest. Depending on your preference and your vacation duration, you can choose the TREKKING IN NEPAL for 2023. However, in this post, we’re going to highlight the Best Short Treks in Nepal for 2023.
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. In short, all the short treks are for beginner trekkers. If you’re in Pokhara and looking for THE BEST SHORT TREKS NEAR POKHARA, there are also dozens of treks that is suitable for you.
Is less than a week trekking are short treks ?
Yes, all in all, those treks which have less than or equal of to 7 days trekking duration are known as short treks in Nepal. Depending on your holidays, 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. If you don’t have time for MULTI DAYS TREKKING in Nepal, you can do 1 DAY HIKE.NEAR KATHMANDU.
What are the best short treks in Nepal for 2023?
They are as following.
- Poon Hill trek
- Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Mulde Peak Trek
- Langtang Valley Trek
- Tamang Heritage Trail
- Everest Panorama Trek
- Khopra Rigde Trek
- Pikey Peak Trek
- Annapurna Panorama Trek
- Mardi Himal Trek
1. Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is one of the best short trekking trails in Nepal. Trekking to Poon Hill is also most demanded short duration treks 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 view over the magic Himalayas.
2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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 Peak Trek
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 Mulde Peak Trekking within 3 nights 4 days or 2 nights 3 days from Pokhara.
All in all, the MULDE PEAK TREKKING is one of the best short-duration trekking in Nepal.
4. Langtang Valley Trek
Located at northern part of Kathmandu valley, the Langtang Valley Trekking is perfect trek for beginners as well experienced hikers. Langtang is also called the “Valley of Glaciers” . Generally, Lantang Valley Trekking starts and ends at Syabrubesi, Rasuwa. During the trek, you’ll see yak farms and a cheese factory.
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
The Tamang Heritage Trail is short treks in Langtang Nepal. We can do Tamang Heritage Trekking within 4 to 5 days. And trekking to Tamang Heritage Trail is low demanded but offers great views of 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 Himalaya trekking experience.
7. 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 other spot you’ll get tea houses.
8. Pikey Peak Trek
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
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
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.
Final Thought regarding short trekking in Nepal
Though there are many popular trekking trails that can be accomplished in a week, we’ve highlighted 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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