Best Budget Friendly Treks in Nepal
by Jayaram Thapaliya · Updated February 23, 2023
Are you planning to travel to Nepal with TIGHT BUDGET? If yes, you are in right place. In this post, we are going to highlight the BEST BUDGET FRIENDLY TREKS IN NEPAL. Though, most of the outdoor adventure activities are cheap. However, trekking in the Himalayas is more cheaper way to celebrate your holiday in Nepal.
In order to get the ultimate trekking experience with your limited budget, you should choose the best budget-friendly trekking trail. There are many trekking trails where you can visit with a low budget. And in order to do that, the BASE CAMP HIKE is always tailored at a reasonable cost.
Do you know, Nepal has been listed among the top cheapest destinations for travel in 2019? In 2020 and 2021 is also the same price as in 2019. So why not visit Nepal if you want to visit a cheap destination.
In Nepal, normally short treks are budget-friendly than longer treks. Because a longer journey tends to be costly due to transportation costs, food, and lodging. Thus in this post, we are going to present here the best Budget Treks in Nepal.
If you’re planning a budget trek in Nepal which is comparatively cheaper than others, here we have highlighted 5 major budget treks.
What are the best Budget Treks in Nepal?
- Langtang Budget Trek
- Poon Hill Budget Trek
- Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek
- Mardi Himal Budget Trek
- Pikey Peak Budget Trek
1. Langtang Budget Trek
Being nearest to the capital of Kathmandu, Langtang region trekking is considered a cheap trekking destination in Nepal.
No matter whether you are NOVICE trekkers or EXPERIENCED mountaineers, you’ll get the best trekking trail in the Langtang region. They are:
2. Poon Hill Budget Trek
Being the nearest and shortest trekking route from Pokhara, the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek might be ideal for those who want to get an amazing trekking experience spending fewer days and less money.
Though you will get food and accommodation at a reasonable cost, if you visit Ghorepani Poon Hill trek in off-season time you can save money somehow. Because if you trek Ghorepani Poon Hill trek in the off-season, perhaps you will get a heavy discount on your accommodation charges.
Transportation costs for the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek can be minimized by using local buses from Pokhara.
3. Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek
You might be wondering how we can do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek with a low budget? Yes, you can do it in a very cheap way but we have to shorten its itinerary half than the typical one. It means normally it takes 10 days to Accomplish Annapurna Base Camp Trek but nowadays we can do it within 7 days. 7 days ABC trek is known as the Budget Annapurna Base Camp Express trek.
Here is the itinerary on how you can do Annapurna Base Camp within 7 days.
- Day 1: Drive to Ghanruk
- Day 2: Trek to Sinuwa
- Day 3: Trek Deurali
- Day 4: Trek to ABC
- Day 5: ABC to Bamboo
- Day 6: Bamboo to Pokhara
- Day 7: Drive to Kathmandu
4. Mardi Himal Budget Trek
The trending Mardi Himal Trek is a very short and easy trek that can be suitable for backpackers(budget trekkers) tourists too.
Since we can do Mardi Himal Trek within 5 days from Pokhara using local public transport, the Mardi Himal trek is considered the best budget trek. However, if you visit Mardi Himal in the off-season, you’ll get discounts on room prices. So those who want to trek with a limited budget, the Mardi Trek can opt.
5. Pikey Peak Budget Trek
If you want to see thrilling Everest views spending less money and fewer days in Nepal, the Pikey peak trek is the best trekking trail for you.
Since we can get there and away from Pikey Peak trek using road transportation, we can make a budget trek. Because to do any treks which lie in the Everest region are expensive( non-budget friendly) due to flight cost and other factors.
Thus if you want to see Mount Everest with a limited budget, you should choose Pikey Peak Trek.
As Nepal has been listed among the top cheapest destinations for travel, there are many trekking trails that you can visit with low budget. Normally those trails which are near from Kathmandu or Pokhara are best for backpacking travel. You can find more than these 5 trails but we mentioned here only 5 due to their popularity. If you want to get more information regarding the best budget treks in Nepal, contact us.