Short Easy Trekking Trips in Nepal
geographical feature of the Himalayan land of Nepal makes an ideal
adventure vacation destination for mountaineering, trekking, hiking, and other
similar activities. The country is home to eight out of the fourteen worlds’
highest elevated mountain peaks including the highest Mount Everest (8848m)
making Nepal a paradise for mountaineering and trekking adventures. One can choose from a wide range
of trekking trips from beginners to advanced levels of difficulty.
trekkers seeking short hiking trips, there are many trekking trails that
are customized for the best holiday adventure in the lower part of the
Himalayas. These types of trekking trips are suitable for children and elderly
people also, where they can witness the mesmerizing views of mountains without
the need for a long and strenuous journey. Furthermore, these lower altitude
trekking trails minimize the risk of any potential health problems regarding Acute
treks can also be categorized as “Budget Trekking Trips” as the costs
and expenses required is relatively lower including the facilities of Food,
Transportation, and Accommodation. These types of trekking trips are popular
among tourists with a short vacation and are seeking to explore the mountainous
life. There are plenty of short and easy
treks in Nepal, and categorizing the best among them is a difficult task.
However, the most popular short and beginner trekking routes that Vertex
Holiday operates in Nepal are noted below.
Everest view Trek
Duration: 10 Days
Everest region is most popular for various trekking trails including the Everest
Base Camp trek. Most of the trekking trips in the region require at least a
couple of weeks’ time to complete and are graded challenging. For those travelers and tourists seeking a short trip to explore the world’s highest peak Mount Everest (8848m), Everest
View Trek can be an ideal choice. Firstly, this hiking trip is confined in
the lower altitude zones of the Solukhumbu and thus is suitable for
beginners and offers an exciting view of several other mountain peaks
View Trek begins with a dramatic flight to the Tenzing Hillary Airstrip at
Lukla (2860m), overlooking at the massive Himalayan Mountain peaks. After a
steep climb into the forest and crossing several suspended bridges, you will
reach the famous local market town of Namche Bazaar. Also known as the
“Gateway to Everest”, this little hill station is the amalgamation of the
traditional Sherpa Culture and the modern Culture. Monasteries and stupas are
common in the region reflecting the Buddhist culture.
flight takes you to the trailhead Lukla (2860m).
Duration: 10 days
Elevation: 4065 meters
opened off the beaten trekking trail in the Solukhumbu region, the Pikey
Peak hiking trip is truly a gem for travelers looking for a short and lower
altitude trekking in the Everest Himalayan region. Besides beautiful
mountain vistas, the Pikey peak trek is known for its green hilly landscape along
with terrace farms and scattered Sherpa villages.
Commencing from a small hilly
town of Dhap, the trekking trail explores the unspoiled cultural and natural
attractions. Mount Everest (8848m), Mount Makalu (8163m), and other smaller
mountain peaks are visible during the hiking trip. Several viewpoints lie in
different places of the trail from where beautiful sceneries of sunrise and
sunset are visible.
Pikey peak trekking trail offers community-based homestays and organic produce for the food and accommodation
facilities. It offers tourists to interact with the local indigenous community
where they can explore the Himalayan way of life. Spiritually Himalayan
Tibetan Buddhism is prevalent in the region, thus comprising of
Monasteries, Stupas, Gompas, and prayer wheels where a traveler can witness the
Himalayan Sherpa culture. During the trekking journey, travelers can take part
in the daily prayer rituals and special festivals in the Monasteries. In
short, the Pikey Peak hiking trail is an ideal journey for tourists seeking to
explore the lower parts of the Sherpa inhabited region.
A drive of
around 6 to 7 hours takes you to the trailhead Dhap (2900m).
Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek
Duration: 7 days
Trip Grade: Moderate
hiking trip to the base camp of the world’s 10th highest Annapurna
mountain peak is one popular trekking trail in Nepal. Starting from Nayapul, a
small town on the bank of Modi River, Annapurna Base Camp short trek follows on the stone-stepped trail to the green lush Rhododendron forests of the Annapurna
region. The trail crosses via the ethnic villages inhabited by the majority of the
Gurung communities, where the stone thatch-roofed houses showcase the traditional
vibe along with the beautiful mountain peaks of the Annapurna range. During the
trekking journey, the accommodation is mostly in cozy tea houses and lodges
with amazing food and facilities.
Base Camp (4130m)
is a bowl-shaped hidden pocket surrounded by the Annapurna (8091m), Annapurna
South (7219m), Fishtail (6993m), and Hiunchuli (6441m) mountain peaks and
offers a panoramic viewpoint. During the winter, tourists chose ABC
for skiing and snowboarding activities and the trend is gaining hype in
recent years. Various species of flora and fauna including rare and endangered Red
Panda and Snow Leopard inhabit the tranquil landscape. Graded as a moderate
trekking trip, the trail heads straight to the base camp gaining altitude and
retraces back. Near the end of the completion of the trip, one can enjoy a warm
bath at a natural hot spring pool for relaxation and stress relief. In
brief, the Annapurna Base Camp Short trek offers a wonderful experience in the
Himalayas in a short period of time.
A drive of
around one and a half hours from the Touristic city of Pokhara takes you to the
Langtang Short Trek
Duration: 10 days
Elevation: Tserko RI (4984m)
the northern side of the capital city Kathmandu, Langtang valley is a
wonderful destination for hiking and trekking adventures. Enriched with natural
and cultural attractions, a short hike to the Langtang region offers travelers to
spend a quality vacation in the Himalayas. Starting from Syafru Besi,
the hike follows the Langtang River through the pristine wilderness
exploring the diverse flora and fauna including the rare endangered Red Panda. Tea
houses and lodges provide excellent service with the warm hospitality of the Tamang
majority of the inhabitants are descendants of Tibetan refugees who fled after
the annexation of Tibet into China. Spiritually, Tibetan Himalayan Buddhism is
practiced in the region and is decorated with prayer flags, Mani walls, Stupas,
Monasteries, and Chhortens. Besides cultural attractions, the Langtang
short trek is decorated with the beautiful mountain vistas of the Langtang Lirung
(7,234 m), Langtang Ri(7,205m), Dorje Lakpa(6,966m), and Yala Peak(5520m).
Trekking peaks like Kyanjin Ri (4775m) and Tserko Ri
(4984m) serve as a major viewpoint with an amazing view. The hiking trip
concludes after retracing back to Syafru Besi where one can relax at the
natural hot spring.
A drive of
around 7 hours takes you to the trailhead: Syafru Besi.
Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Short Trek
Duration: 7 days
Highest Elevation: 3210 meters
the lower Himalayas of the Annapurna region, the Ghorepani
Ghandruk Circuit trek is probably the most popular beginner-level trekking
trail in Nepal. An ideal trekking trip for all types of people including
children and pensioners, this hiking trip offers travelers an amazing
Himalayan experience, especially during the spring season. In the months of April
and May, the colorful Rhododendron trees are in full bloom making
the trekking journey memorable.
Panoramic mountain vistas, green lush
forests, pristine nature, and some of the best viewpoints are the major
highlights of this trip. A side hike of around 45 minutes on the stone-stepped trail amidst the Rhododendron
forest takes you to the viewpoint awarding with a breathtaking view. Poon Hill
elevated at 3210 meters above sea level, offers the best sunrise view
during the trip. Mt.Dhawalagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna (8091m), and their neighboring mountain peaks.
A one and
half hour drive from the touristic city of Pokhara takes you to the trailhead.
Mardi Himal Short Trek
Duration: 6 days
Highest Elevation: 4500 meters
new addition to the plethora of trekking and hiking trails of Nepal, the Mardi
Himal trek is a short duration off the beaten trekking trip in the
Annapurna region. Starting from the city of lakes Pokhara, Mardi Himal Trek
goes through the terrace farms of Dhampus village continuing through the
dense forests with an amazing view of Annapurna, Dhawalagiri, and Machapuchhre
mountain peaks. As the trail gains altitude the tree line starts to fade and alpine
meadows with Yaks grazing can be seen. During the ascent, the trekking
trail continues on a narrow ridge following the view of Mt.Fishtail (6993m).
during the winter season, the higher region of the Mardi Himal trek receives
snowfall covering everything around making it feel like you are climbing a
mountain peak. A warm and cozy teahouse waits every day for your
accommodation with hygienic food sourced locally. As the skies are clear mostly
throughout the nights, star gazing and night sky photography can be enjoyed.
The mornings are mostly chill with low clouds which disappear as soon as the
sun rises. The trekking trip follows along with some ethnic Gurung community
villages and on the bank of the Seti Gandaki River. Finally, drive back to
Pokhara where you can enjoy a boat ride on Fewa Lake walk around
drive takes you to the trailhead Kaande.
Dada Poonhill Short Trek
Duration: 8 days
Annapurna region is home to several short hiking trips, that offer a wonderful
view of the massive Himalayan Mountains. Mohare Dada trek is an off-the-beaten trekking trail serving as an alternative to the Ghorepani Ghandruk
trek. It is an excursion through the isolated Magar ethnic villages,
decorated with the scenic mountain vistas of the Annapurna Mountain range.
Dhawalagiri (8167m), Annapurna (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Nilgiri
(7061m), Baraha Shikhar (7654m) are the major mountain peaks visible during the
The hike to
Mohare Dada begins from Galeshowr Mahadev Temple a popular pilgrimage
site for Hindus on the bank of the Kaligandaki River. After crossing the suspension
bridge, the trail heads uphill exploring the pristine landscapes. Resting in
comfy community homestays will help you recharge your energy for the
next day’s adventure. After crossing the Baskharka, Ramche, and Naagi villages:
the hike heads to Poonhill (3210m) for an amazing sunrise view. Finally, the hike descends to Tatopani (Hot Spring) where one can enjoy a warm
bath at the pool and relax their strained muscles.
A drive of
around 6 hours from Pokhara takes you to the trailhead.
Duration: 4 days
Highest Elevation: Panchaase 2500 meters