Top 10 Best Short Treks in Nepal

Top 10 Best Short Treks in Nepal

Information about the different trekking season.

1. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

The snow-capped peaks appear within hours of the start of this trek. At Dhampus, a stiff climb away from Phedi, where the trek begins, you are a greeted by a panorama that is much like Pokhara’s, onlu closer: Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna South with Machhapuchhre in the middle. The view remains as the trail works its way through the pastoral landscape, grtting better at Bhichok Deurali high on a forested ridge. At Ghandruk, the mountain get much nearer; Annapurna South with Hiunchuli dominates the view here. Ghandruk is a large but beautiful village; the path ahead to Ghorepani via Tadapani is through dense temperate forests; it is a lovely walk with superb views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre from Bhaisi Kharka and Tadapani. A crest beyond Deurali, before Ghorepani, affords a stunning panorama of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri that equals the magnificent vista from Poon Hill. Annapurna South really dominates the panorama and as you descend from Ghorepani to Nayapul, the mountain remains in view as far as Ulleri. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

2. Pokhara Royal Trek

The Royal Trek is one of the short trek follows a shrub like path along the foothills of Annapurna, north of the Pokhara valley. The Royal Trek is so-named because Prince Charles and his 90 person entourage had explored this route in the early eighties. This Royal Trek provides the opportunities for meaningful cultural experiences with the diverse mix of peoples and cultures that inhabit this region. The journey of Royal trek begins in the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara passes through beautiful Gurung hamlets. During the trek, we are able to enjoy stunning views of the eloquently built hillside rice terraces, and the magnificent view Annapurna range, Machapuchhre [fishtail] and the Langtang Mountain. The trip finally ends at the scenic Begnas Lake which is about 30 km west of Pokhara City.

The Royal trekking trip is basically recommended for beginners who are restricted by time to trek longer. This Royal trek presents a true picture of uniqueness and allowing us the chance to capture the traditional lifestyles of the tribes whose ancient religious practices and traditions have remained unchanged for thousands of years. Compared to other trekking areas in Annapurna region, Royal trekking route is less crowded, so you can get more close to nature, culture and lifestyle. Pokhara Royal Trek

3. Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Kagbeni is on the Kali Gandaki and the river here winds through a very wide gravel bed lined with weathered cliffs and raked by gale-force winds after around 11am every day. Jomsom, ahead, has superb views of the Nilgiri peaks to the south, and as you head down now towards Marpha, you leave the dry rain-shadow zone. Marpha is a tidy, spotlessly clean village with white-washed stone buildings and a hilltop Gompa; Tukuche, the main centre of the ancient Tibetan Salt Trade, boasts grand edifices carved wooden balconies. Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri peaks tower over the Kali Gandaki riverbed, which is very wide again here; but slopes lining the bed are clothed in deep forests. Now, as you approach Kalopani, you get your first glimpse at last of Annapurna I, the highest point of the Annapurna Himal and the tenth highest peak on the planet – and first of the eight thousanders to be climbed.

The Dhaulagiri and Tukuche peaks with the icefall in between look very impressive from Kalopani as does Annapurna I, and Nilgiri South. The view of Nilgiri Southstays almost as far down as Tatopani with Annapurna I showing itself once again near Guithe. On the way you pass a magnificent waterfall at Rupse Chhahara.

Tatopani has hot springs by the river, the steep path to Ghorepani from here climbs through a dense forest that, towards the end, is thick with rhododendron trees. Ghorepani has the best view panoramic view of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountains; from the Poon Hill, 450m/ 1475 ft further up, the vista extends from Dhaulagiri, Tukuche and Nilgiri South to Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre. Annapurna South really dominates the panorama and as you descends from Ghorepani to Nayapul, the mountain remains in view as far as Ulleri. From Nayapul, we take an hour drive back to Pokhara. Jomsom Muktinath Trek

4. Everest Panorama Trek

Comparatively Everest Panorama Trek is the easy trekking in comparison to other trekking, takes you up high together with Tengboche Monastery (3850m). Everest panorama it is consider as short and easy trek offers really amazing view of world’s highest peaks at once: Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam and other many snowy peaks.

We get flight from Katmandu to lukla airstrip in the khumbu region then trek up to namchebazar, Tyangboche (famous for its monastery) and into the Khumjung village, a very nice settlement of Sherpas people. This trek is a great recognition to Sherpa country and its culture with great mountain views; it is a very popular destination for first time trekkers in Nepal. Such types of treks are very relevant for them who want to know about Nepal and take pleasure in short duration. sunrise view over the Himalayas from Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and other famous mountain range. From Ghorepani, we walk to Tadapani, takes about 6 hours up and down inside the rhododendron forest. Tadapani village offers very close view of Hiunchuli and Annapurna South. From Tadapani, we follow the path descends to Ghandruk village, another most popular and beautiful Gurung village along the trail. From Ghandruk, it is only 5 hours walk to Nayapul, our trekking ending point. Everest Panorama Trek

5. Kathmandu Valley Short Hike

Three days walking adventure through some of the spectacular countryside surrounding Kathmandu. Watch a spectacular sunrise and explore medieval towns - always in view of the vast Himalayas. Kathmandu Valley Short Hike

6. Siklis Village Nepal Trek

Siklis Village Trek takes you all the way through the fluctuating geographical terrains, beautiful villages, rhododendron and fir forest, emerald hills, alpine river, high alpine meadows resting below the soaring peaks of Annapurna introducing you the real and incredible Nepal. This trekking trail takes us to the beautiful villages mostly inhibited by Gurung community; presenting their unique customs and traditions. This trekking trip also takes you to the sanctuary rich with wide varieties of flora and fauna. As you move forward you can hear birds singing welcome songs in their beautiful chirping Language. The trek offers some awesome view of different Annapurna Himalayan range along with Dhaulagiri and Mt. Manasalu. Siklis Village Nepal Trek

7. Ghalegaun Village Trek

Ghale Gaun village the best village among south asian villages is the perfect example of home stay based tourism destination in Nepal which is situated at an altitude of 2070 m from sea level which belongs to warrior ethnic Gurung tribe.This beautiful village lies in along the round Annapurna circuit route a whole worlds as well as Nepal's a popular trekking destination. Ghalegaun Village Trek

8. The Millennium Nepal Trek

This trek is newly open beautiful trek suitable for those who are seeking the village tourism and home stay with local people. Guest can fully enjoy with local culture and practices themselves. This is one of the unique chances to learn Nepali culture at on spoil land. Millennium trek is a people based tourism. It covers more than 1, 00,000 people of nine village development committees. This area is ethnically diverse and culturally rich. The trekking period is 5 nights 6 days and each day different community has been selected for lunch and dinner. The cultural program is organized in every evening. The food is totally organic and locally produced. Nothing is served imported. Visitors do not have right to choose their home, the community leader will fixed your home upon arrival in village. Guest is free to join in any household activities like cooking, weaving, farming, cattle herding etc. They will welcome at a community hall with a glass of welcome drink, garland and local musical band. The Millennium Nepal Trek

9. Chepang Hill Village Trek

The Chitwan Chepang Hill Eco trek is the short and easy adventures to the marginalized ethnic community located in the hillside of Chitwan. Chitwan Literally means “heart of Jungles” offers this rare wonderful combination of cultural and sightseeing experiences in the chepang Hill. Trekking in Chepang hills trail lead through the unexplored part of the chitwan, we do see the settlement of Chepang people who still have semi nomadic lifestyle. This indigenous group has distinct lifestyle and rich in cultural tradition.

The trekking starts from the Hudi Khola locatednear by famous rafting put in point, after four drive from Kathmandu. We ascend through the ethnic villages and farm terraces enjoying the seasonal fruits and local hospitality. The main attraction of chepang hill is Home stay offered by the local house. Chepang hill trek does not require previous trekking experience and can be done throughout the year. Chepang Hill Village Trek

10. Langtang Helambu Trek

Langtang Helambu trek about 72 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu, is noted for its scenic grandeur and pleasant climate. The Helambu region, extending from north of Taramarang to the tree limit of the Gosainkunda Lake and lower slopes of Jugal Himal, has several highland Tamang and Sherpa villages, scattered on both sides of the Malemchi Khola.

This trek is rated as an easier trek because the elevations are lower, ranging between 800m. and 3600m., which indicates less climbing and warmer temperatures. One advantage to this trek is there are fewer trekkers here than on the Annapurna trek and some parts of the Everest treks, but there is still a wide range of cultures and spectacular scenery. Langtang Helambu Trek

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