10 Best Short Treks In Nepal

Nepal is a wonderful destination which is not only famous for Everest base camp trek but also famous for short trek packages on different routes. Travelers are free to choose their short trekking destination to explore Nepal. Here is the list of the 10 best short treks in Nepal which are the most demanded. This short trek grants you to explore wonders and amusements within a limited time with a time span of 3 to 8 days.

Globetrotters who have limited time in Nepal choose short treks around Kathmandu and around the Himalayas. Most of the tourists choose a short trek to taste a beginning adventure in a short period of time and some of them fulfill their dream to be in a dream place.  If you have enough time then you can extend those short treks.

List of 10 Short Trek in Nepal

  1. Everest View trekking.
  2. Pikey Peak trekking.
  3. Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking.
  4. Khopra Danda trekking.
  5. Annapurna Base Camp trekking.
  6. Mt. Mardi trekking.
  7. Langtang Basin trekking.
  8. Panchase trekking.
  9. Chisapani trekking.
  10. Kalinchowk trekking.

1. Everest View Trek:

The Everest view trek is one of the famous treks in Nepal. The mesmerizing view of the panorama trek attracts the tourist for a short trek in peak season.

This short Everest View trek is popular among trekkers who have less time in Nepal. Trek to Everest view starts from Kathmandu and the traveler will take a flight to Lukla to witness the picturesque view of the quaint hills and glowing mountain.

In this panorama trek, you will get an opportunity to meander around the Namche Bazaar which is known as the entry gate to the Everest region. From Namche Bazaar you can get to see a crystal clear view of Mount Everest and Ama Dablam in the clear weather.

In addition, you can get a chance to experience the culture & traditions, and lifestyle of the Sherpa people who are very friendly and kind. Even you can taste local foods made in Sherpa hotels and teahouses. Sherpa is well-versed in this area.

Furthermore, You will go to the Khumbu region through the lush grove of pines and pink&red rhododendron flower which is the national flower of Nepal.

The stunning view of the glaciers and snowy trail also unique flora and fauna make the trail more amazing. You will also get to learn and enjoy the mountain lifestyle and culture of the local Khumbu people and Khumjung hamlet people.

We will go sightseeing at the famous Khumjung monastery while going trekking at Everest View Trek.

Highlights Of Everest View Treks:

  • The alluring view of Mount Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and Mt.Thamserku.
  • Explore Namche Bazar which is the business hub of the Everest region.
  • Stroll uphill stone steps to reach beautiful Sherpa Hamlet.
  • Sightseeing at Tengboche monastery.
  • Learn some lifestyle and culture of the Sherpa people.
  • Get to see the unique flora and fauna.

Short Everest View treks Itinerary:

Day 1. Arrival day in Kathmandu.

Day 2. Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding.

Day 3. Trek from Phakding to Namche.

Day 4. Trek to Everest View, Khumjung, and return to Namche.

Day 5. Trek to Phakding.

Day 6. Trek to Lukla and flight back to Kathmandu.

2. Pikey Peak Trek:

Trek to Pikey Peak is also one of the chosen short treks in Nepal. This trek is amazing and takes trekkers to the Everest region and the trail is newly discovered and untouched.

The off-beaten trail through the Sherpa Hamlets, Old monasteries, and a stunning view of Mt. Everest make the trek more exciting. Most of the trekkers have experienced the best view of Mt. Everest from Pikey Peak at a distance.

Short Pikey Peak trek explores the lower Everest region of Nepal. The 5 or 6 days short trek to Pikey Peak offers you to enjoy the full-time visiting monasteries, Stupa, and Gumba. If you like to explore more you can extend your trip.

Pikey Peak Treks Highlights:

  • The alluring view of Mount Everest.
  • Sightseeing the different monasteries, Gumba and Stupa.
  • Stroll through the beautiful Buddhist Village.
  • Sightseeing at Tengboche monastery.
  • Learn the lifestyle and culture of Buddhist people.

Pikey Peak trekking Itinerary:

Day 1. Arrival day in Kathmandu.

Day 2. Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap.

Day 3. Hike from Dhap to Jhapre.

Day 4. Trek to Pikey Peak Base from Jhapre.

Day 5. Explore Pikey Peak and hike to Jase Bhangyang.

Day 6. Trek to Junbesi.

Day7. Hike from Junbesi to Salleri.

Day 8.  Drive back to Kathmandu.

3. Ghorepani Poon hill trek:

The short trek to Ghorepani Poonhill is one of the most demanded treks among trekkers who have short vacations. This trek leads you to the mind-boggling views of the Annapurna range.

In a very short period of time, you can get to see the marvelous scenario of the panoramic Himalayas like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna 1, and Annapurna Southern from Poonhill, beautiful hamlets, and many more.

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is an easy and eminent trek that can be done by any age group of people.  It is a relatively easy stroll in comparison to other Nepalese treks.

The trek offers a spectacular view of the glossy sunrise over the mountains, as well as a red forest of rhododendrons.

Poon Hill Trekking Highlights:

  • Famous trouble-free and eminent trek to Annapurna Panorama Trek.
  • Glossy view of the sunrise and sunset on top of the mountain.
  • Suitable for all age groups trekkers whether experienced or non-experienced.
  • Climb the oldest stone stairs of 3381 staircases of the Ulleri hamlet.
  • Strolling through the valley, relaxing waterfall, and colorful forest.

Ghorepani treks itinerary:

Day 1. Drive to Birethanti and hike to Ulleri for 5 hr.

Day 2. Trek for 5-6hr  to Ghorepani Deurali.

Day 3. Enjoy the viewpoint of Poon Hill and a 5-6 hour trek to Tadapani.

Day 4. Trek to Ghandruk.

Day 5. Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.

4. Khopra Danda Trek:

The latterly explored famous trekking spot of Nepal is the Khopra Danda trek. This trek grants you to explore the remote region of Annapurna.

This trek takes you up and down the off-beaten trail to the Himalayan range. The short 7-day trek to Khopra Danda starts and ends at the tourist attraction place, Pokhara.

Trek to the remote Annapurna range without trouble and spectate Annapurna vistas at a distance. This trek can be joined by any age people, however, should be physically and mentally fit.

Experiencing the local culture and tradition and strolling around the different ancient monasteries offers a lifetime experience. The marvelous view of the sunrise over the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges makes the trek more amazing and exciting.

Highlights of Khopra Danda Trekking:

  • Trek through the off-taken trail.
  • Amazing view of the sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri region.
  • Trek to holy lake Khyar.
  • Sightseeing at an ancient monastery and local cheese factory.
  • Explore Khopra Ridge.

Khopra Danda trek itinerary:

Day 1. Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk.

Day 2. Trek to Tadhapani from Gandruk.

Day 3. Trek to Dobato from Tadhapani.

Day 4. Trek to Chistibung from Dobato.

Day 5. Trek to Khopra Danda (Ridge) from Chistibung.

Day 6. Trek to Tatopani from Khopra Danda.

Day 7. Return back to Pokhara.

5. Annapurna Base Camp trek:

Annapurna Base Camp trek is a dream destination for all the trekkers in the world. The trekkers relish the 360°  panoramic view of the mountain vistas and sunrise over the Himalayas at a distance.

This short trek to Annapurna Base Camp is a legendary trek of moderate grade where anyone with fit health can join. This trek is conducted throughout the year. The trail passes through several landscapes, forests, and beautiful hamlets.

After reaching Nayapul the trekkers will drive to Syauli Bazar and proceed to Chomrong. The next day, they will adore the Himalayas which offer the awing scenario of the Mountain vistas at a distance.

Then stroll through the rocky ridges to MBC and walk more to reach ABC enjoy the quality time and return to MBC.

Highlights of ABC Treks:

  • Trek to the dream destination in a short period.
  • Trek to the amazing route of an alluring 360° view of the Annapurna region.
  • Beautiful view of the sunset and sunrise from the Annapurna.
  • Learning about the culture & tradition and vegetation of the Annapurna region.
  • Prepare physically and mentally for this trek.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary:

Day 1.  Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, drive to Syauli Bazar from Nayapul, and trek to Chommrong.

Day 2. Trek to Himalaya from Chomrong for 7-8 hr.

Day 3: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp and trek to Annapurna Base Camp and return to Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

Day 4. Trek to Jhinu Danda from Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

Day 5. Trek to Syauli Bazar from Jhinu Danda and drive to Pokhara.

Day 6. Drive back to Kathmandu or flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara.

6. Mt. Mardi Trek:

Mt. Mardi trekking is a legendary trek to the eastern part of the Annapurna Base Camp. The Mardi Himal trek is a fantastic stroll through the rugged trail with a stunning view of the surroundings. This trek explores the panoramic view of the peaks like Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, and Annapurna.

Trekking to Mardi Himal will start from Deurali and end at Pokhara. There are many alternative ways to proceed to Mardi Himal but this one is the most standard route. The trail passes through the rhododendron forest and landscapes with a heart-melting view of Himalayan vistas. You can get a chance to experience the unspoiled culture and lifestyle of the people living in the Himalayas. Most travelers demand a short trek to Mardi Himal during peak season. Hence, during the peak season, the climate remains constant and exciting.

Highlights of Mardi Trekking:

  • Relish the Panoramic view of the peaks from the High Camp.
  • Mind-blowing scenic view of the Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and others.
  • Enjoy the ruby-colored rhododendron forest throughout the trail during peak season.
  • Experience the unspoiled culture and tradition of the individuals of the Himalayas.

Mt. Mardi trek itinerary:

Day 1. Drive to Kande and hike to Deurali. (4/5 hr walk).

Day 2. Trek to Low Camp (7/8 hr walk).

Day 3. Trek to High Camp (5/6 hr walk).

Day 4. Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp and return to Middle Base Camp.

Day 5. Trek to Siding hamlet (6/7 hr walk).

Day 6. Trek to Lumre (3/4 hr walk) and drive to Pokhara (2 hr drive).

7. Langtang Basin Trek:

Langtang Valley Trek is the third most explored trekking destination of Nepal. The breathtaking view of the Langtang basin and the Himalayas makes the trek thrilling. This trek carries you through the stunning view of the bright Himalayas, colorful rhododendron forest, and giant grasses and waterfalls.

Trekking to Langtang is shorter and more exciting than other trekking destinations. But,  still unpopular with Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, and Annapurna Circuit Trek. This off-beat trek grants you completely different vibes than other tourist destinations in Nepal.

In the Langtang area, there is the settlement of the Tamang and Sherpa people. You can get a chance to get introduced to Buddhist culture and the lifestyle of the people living there. You will visit the old monasteries of Kyanjin Gompa and the cheese factory.

Highlights of Langtang Valley Trek:

  • Trek to the third most popular trek of Nepal.
  • Amazing view of the Langtang basin and Himalayas.
  • The wonderful trail through the rhododendron forest.
  • Explore the cheese factory in Kyanjin Gompa.
  • Experience the culture and tradition of the Tamang people in the Himalayan region.

Langtang Basin trek itinerary:

Day 1. Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi.

Day 2. Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (6/7 hr walk).

Day 3. Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang (6/7 hr walk).

Day 4. Trek from Langtang to Kyanjine Gomba (3/4 hr walk) and stroll to Tserko-Ri.

Day 5. Trek to Lama hotel from Tserko Ri (6/7 hr walk).

Day 6. Trek to Syabru Bensi from Lama Hotel (5/6 hr walk).

Day 7. Drive back to Kathmandu (9/10 hr drive).

8. Panchase trek:

Panchase short trek is an easier trek around the rural area of Pokhara. This trek carries you through the off-taken trail where there is no age bar to join. This trek offers an alluring view of the panoramic view of the Himalayan vistas at a distance. On this trek, you will explore Pokhara and a boat trip across soothing Phewa Lake.

The joining of 3 districts Kaski, Parbat, and Syanjha is the location called Panchase. Panchase trek takes you uphill to World Peace Pagoda, a forest where you can get to see the unique flora and fauna and beautiful hamlet. You will experience the culture and lifestyle of the people living there. The beautiful scenery of sunrise and sunset over the mountains in the early morning and in the evening.

Furthermore, you will trek to Siddha Baba temple, Dharamshala, Mahadev temple, Buddha statue, and view tower on the top hill. Many people found it a comfortable place to do meditation and yoga makes the trek worth visiting.

Highlights of Panchase Trekking:

  • Alluring view of the panorama of the mountains of Lamjung, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, and Annapurna range.
  • Fit for all age-group people with a fit mind and healthy body.
  • Experience the culture&tradition and lifestyle of local people.
  • Spend quality time in Pokhara and boating in Phewa Lake.
  • Attractive flora and fauna.

Panchase trek itinerary:

Day 1. Sightseeing Pokhara and Boating across Phewa Lake and Trek to Bundi.

Day 2. Hike to Panchase Bhanjyang.

Day 3. Hike to Bhadaure.

Day 4. Trek to Naudanda and drive back to Pokhara.

9. Chisapani Trek:

The 3 days short trek to Chisapani is popular for short-time trekkers in Nepal. Trek to Chisapani starts from the drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. Spend quality time there and start the hike to Chisapani. On the trail, you can get to see the waterfall, green lush hills, and forest. Before that, you will hike to Shivapuri National Park.

During the trail to Chisapani, you can get to see the beauty of nature and stroll through the beautiful hamlet of Chisapani. You will be greeted with an amazing view of the mountain vistas like Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, Gauri Shankar, and also Mt. Everest at a distance. Also, the mesmerizing view of the sunset and sunrise makes the trek more thrilling.

Hence you will visit the ancient Hindu temple Changunarayan. Spend the rest of the time sightseeing in Bhaktapur and return to Kathmandu. You can get to experience the local culture, lifestyle, and food during this trek.

Highlights of Nagarkot Chisapani Trek:

  • Hike to Shivapuri National Park.
  • Visit the UNESCO heritage site, Changunarayan Temple.
  • The mesmerizing view of the sunrise and sunset.
  • Explore the culture, tradition, lifestyle, and cultivation of local people.

Chisapani trek itinerary:

Day 1. Drive to Sundarijal (1 hr drive) and hike to Chisapani (5/6 hr walk)

Day 2.  Trek Chisapani to Nagarkot (6/7 hr walk)

Day 3. Trek to Changunarayan and drive back to Kathmandu.

10. Kalinchowk trekking:

Kalinchowk trek is a fantastic stroll uphill that is easily accessible from Kathmandu. This trek is the chosen trek for those travelers who like to gaze upon a short glimpse of the Himalayas. This trekking destination is famous internationally and nationally too. During the winter season, most of the hometown people go for the Kalinchowk trek to enjoy the snowfall and gaze at the natural beauty of the surroundings.

On the top hill, there is a temple named Kalinchowk Bhawani which is a Hindu temple so the local and domestic people visit this place more. However, after the construction of cable cars, this trek destination is gaining popularity nationally and internationally.

The Kalinchowk Bhawani temple is located at an elevation of 3832m which might be daunting for those who are scared of heights. Upon reaching the destination you can get to see the local culture, rhododendron forest, and amazing temple which is the attraction of this trek.

Highlights of Kalinchok treks:

  • Amazing 360° panoramic view of the Mountains and green lush hills.
  • Visit the beautiful Kanlinchowk Bhagwati temple.
  • Trek through the ruby-colored Rhododendron forest.
  • Interact with local people and taste local treats Tong-ba, Chhurpi, and dry meat.
  • Cross Bhotekoshi Ridge.

Kalinchowk Trek itinerary:

Day 1. Drive from Kathmandu to Charikot (5/6 hour drive)

Day 2.  Trek from Charikot to Kalinchowk (6-hour walk)

Day 3. Trek back to Charikot (5-hour walk)

Day 4. Drive back from Charikot to Kathmandu (5/6  hour drive)