10 best short trekking in Nepal

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Short Trekking in Nepal means that this trekking is favorable for most of the people including children, below 70 age people and students. Among these 10 short trekking destinations, only one exceeds, 5,000m which can be hard.

But the other 9 destinations are considered as easy to moderate, and also has less chance of getting AMS. Similarly, some of the treks can be very easy and short which can be the best for those people who have short holidays.

Poon Hill Ghorepani Trekking

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Duration5 Days to 10 days
Price$350 to $1000
Difficulty LevelEasy to Moderate
Maximum Altitude3,210 meters
Best TimeOctober to December & March to Mid-June
Starting & Ending PointKathmandu/Pokhara
Trekking PermitACAP Permit & TIMS Card
TransportationPrivate/Public bus/Tourist bus/Jeep/Domestic flights are available
AccommodationHotels/lodges/Tea houses
FoodNepali/Indian/Chinese/Western
RegionAnnapurna, west Nepal
AttractionSunrise view from Poon Hill over massive Annapurna, Manaslu & Dhaulagiri Himalaya, Culture & tradition, flora & fauna

Poon Hill Ghorepani trek is one of the most popular short trekking in Nepal. And most Nepali and foreigner trekkers visit this unique and beautiful place in Nepal.

Similarly, this place is well known for sunrise view over Mt Dhaulagiri, Massive Annapurna and Mt Manaslu Himalaya. Whereas, it can be completed within a few days from Pokhara. And, there is a road that is connected to the Banthati area which is only 3 hours walking distance to Ghorepani.

Trekkers stay overnight at Ghorepani and hike to Poon Hill (viewpoint) early in the morning for sun rising view. To reach there, it is only less than an hour from Ghorepani.

Likewise, if you don’t have enough time, you can go back to Banthati and catch a public jeep than drive to Pokhara. Otherwise, you can trek to Tadapani, Ghandruk for two days then back to Pokhara.

Most of the trekkers reach Ghorepani who are from Annapurna Circuit trekking and who are trekking to Annapurna base camp as well. That is why this Ghorepani Poon Hill is popular short trekking in Nepal.

Langtang Valley Trekking

Kyanjin Ri 4,770m

Duration 6 Days to 9 Days
Price$500 to $1000
Difficulty LevelModerate
Maximum Altitude5,000 meters
Best TimeOctober to December & Mid-March to Mid-June
Starting & Ending PointKathmandu
Trekking PermitLangtang National Park Entrance fee & TIMS Card
TransportationPublic bus/Private jeep is available
AccommodationHotels/lodges/Tea houses
FoodNepali/Chinese/western
RegionLangtang Himalaya, North Nepal
AttractionLangtang Himalaya, Tibetan culture & Tradition, Langtang National Park, Yak Cheese, destruction of 2015 Earthquake

Langtang Valley trekking is another popular short trekking in Nepal. This trekking area is very popular for its beautiful mountains, Tibetan culture, and Yak cheese.

It is situated inside Langtang National Park within Langtang river valley. You can drive to Syafrubesi from Kathmandu within 5 to 7 hours and can start this trekking. It takes only three days to reach Kyanjin Gomba 3,800 meter which is the highest point to sleep in this trekking.

Similarly, you can hike to either Kyanjin Ri 4,770m or Tsergo Ri 5,000m from Kyanjin Gomba. Both offer a great Himalaya view and glacier view.
If you hike to Tsergo Ri you need one day extra because you need to walk 4 hours to the summit Tsergo Ri but hiking to Kyanjin Ri is possible within a couple of hours and can go back to Lama Hotel in the same day.

Likewise, Langtang village is trying to rise again after big destruction from 2015 earthquakes. 5 days trekking and 2 days bus traveling from Kathmandu to Syafrubesi to Kathmandu are needed for Langtang Valley trekking.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking

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Duration7 Days to 10 Days
Price$500 to $1000
Difficulty LevelModerate
Maximum Altitude4,130 meters
Best TimeOctober to Mid-December & Mid-March to June
Starting & Ending PointKathmandu/Pokhara
Trekking PermitACAP Permit & TIMS Card
TransportationPrivate/Public bus/Tourist bus/Jeep/Domestic flights are available
AccommodationHotels/Lodges/Tea Houses
FoodNepali/Indian/Chinese/Western
RegionAnnapurna Himalaya, West Nepal
AttractionAnnapurna Base Camp, Culture & Tradition, Flora & Fauna

Annapurna base camp trekking is also called Annapurna Sanctuary trekking. Similarly, this trekking is also considered as short trekking in Nepal.

Most of the trekkers do it via Ghorepani Poon Hill which makes it a bit longer. But you can trek to Annapurna base camp direct via Chhomrong village to make it short. Because the road is available just 2 hours close to Chhomrong village where you can drive and start your trek.

It takes only 3 days to reach Annapurna base camp from Chhomrong and 2 & half days to go back to Pokhara.

Annapurna sanctuary trek enchants new experience of Annapurna base camp 4,130m within a couple of days. Therefore, if you have a holiday for a week then you can have this short trekking in Nepal.

Mardi Himal Trekking

Duration5 Days to 9 Days
Price$400 to $900
Difficulty LevelEasy to Moderate
Maximum Altitude4,500 meters
Best TimeOctober to Mid-December & Mid-March to June
Starting & Ending PointKathmandu/Pokhara
Trekking PermitACAP Permit & TIMS Card
TransportationPrivate/Public bus/Tourist bus/Domestic flights are available
AccommodationHotels/Tea Houses
FoodNepali/Chinese/Western
RegionAnnapurna, west Nepal
AttractionAnnapurna & Mt. Fishtail view, Flora & Fauna

Mardi Himal trekking is getting very popular recently as short trekking in Nepal.

It is located within the Annapurna region nearby Pokhara. You can either drive to Phedi 14 km from Pokhara or to the Dhampus to start this trekking. It takes only three days to be on the top of the 4,500-meter high viewpoint.

This trek offers a stunning Machhapuchhre view and a massive Annapurna view. Similarly, after completing this trek, you can either go back to Pokhara via the same trail you scaled it before or via another short route. 5 days to 9 days are enough for this short trekking in Nepal which makes it the best short trek in Nepal.

Gosainkunda Lauri Bina Pass

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Duration7 Days to 10 Days
Price$600 to $900
Difficulty LevelHard
Maximum Altitude4,610 meters
Best TimeOctober to November & Mid-March to June
Starting & Ending PointKathmandu
Trekking PermitLangtang National Park Entrance fee & TIMS Card
TransportationPrivate Jeep/Public bus
AccommodationHotels/Tea Houses
FoodNepali/Chinese/Western
RegionLangtang National Park, North Nepal
AttractionAnnapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, & Jugal Himalaya view, Holy Gosainkunda Lake, Culture & Tradition, Flora & Fauna

Gosainkunda Lauribina pass with an altitude of 4,610 meters is another popular short trekking in Nepal. It is located within the Langtang National Park area in North Nepal.

You can drive to Dhunche 114 km from Kathmandu and then start the trek. After 3 days trekking, you can reach to holy Gosainkunda Lake situated with an altitude of 4,300m above sea level. This lake is well-famous for Hindu people. They visit here on the full moon of August to worship Lord Shiva.

Then you can trek to Gosainkunda Laueibina pass, 4,610m and trek to Ghopte, Kutumsang, Chisapani, and Sundarijal- Kathmandu. You need at least 7 days for trekking and a day drive to Dhunche.

Similarly, you can trek until you reach Sundarijal which is in the east corner of Kathmandu Valley. Or you can drive back to Kathmandu from Kutumsang as well.

Everest View Short Trekking in Nepal

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Duration4 Days to 7 Days
Price$650 to $1200
Difficulty LevelModerate
Maximum Altitude3,840 meters
Best TimeOctober to June
Starting & Ending PointKathmandu
Trekking PermitSagarmatha National Park entrance fee, Pasang Lhamu rural municipality entrance fee
TransportationPrivate vehicle/Domestic Flight
AccommodationHotels/Lodges/Tea Houses/Luxury Hotels are available
FoodNepali/Indian/Chinese/Western
RegionEverest, North-East Nepal
AttractionMount Everest & high Himalaya view, Sherpa culture & tradition, Sagarmatha National Park, Scenic Lukla flight

Everest view trekking is also considered as the short trekking in Nepal. This place is located within the Everest region which is the same as the trekking route of EBC.

This trek will start after the scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. It is designed for those who do not have enough time for Everest base camp trek. That is why you may have this trekking for the best option to see Mount Everest.

From Lukla, you have to trek Phakding and Namche Bazar within 2 days. However, some trekkers do it within one day from Lukla 2,800m to Namche Bazar 3,440m.

From the top of Namche Bazar and top of the Syangboche, you can have an excellent view of the highest peak Mount Everest including many stunning mountains. Similarly, Mount Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Himal, Kongde and other many mountains can be seen from the top of Namche Bazar.

Likewise, you can go back to Lukla within one day easily and then fly back to Kathmandu, the next morning. And you can do it within less than 5 days. That is why it is popular as the best short trekking in Nepal.

Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking

Duration5 Days to 8 Days
Price$400 to $800
Difficulty LevelEasy
Maximum Altitude3,150 meters
Best TimeOctober to June
Starting & Ending PointKathmandu
Trekking PermitLangtang National Park Permit & TIMS Card Permit
TransportationPrivate Jeep/Public bus
AccommodationHotels/Tea Houses/Home Stay
FoodNepali/Chinese/Western
RegionLangtang National Park, North Nepal
AttractionTamang Ethnic culture & tradition, Himalaya view, Flora & Fauna

Tamang Heritage trail is another short trek in Nepal. It is located within the west part of the Langtang National Park area in North Nepal.

You can drive Syafrubesi via Dhunche about 135 km from Kathmandu. Similarly, this area is an inhabitant of Tamang ethnic people. And they are backward in technology due to their geography and education problems. But in this trek, you will see their culture, tradition, and way of their lifestyle.

However, they are connected with the road. Similarly, after many hydro projects and Kerung border that was opened from the Chinese government; people from this area have been involving in the development process. Likewise, this area is very unique and beautiful with its old culture and tradition. And you can do it within 5 days to 7 days.

Helambu Short Trekking in Nepal

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Duration5 Days to 8 Days
Price$500 to $900
Difficulty LevelEasy
Maximum Altitude3,650 meters
Best TimeOctober to June
Starting & Ending PointKathmandu
Trekking PermitLangtang National Park Permit
TransportationPrivate Vehicle/Public Bus
AccommodationHotels/Tea Houses/Home Stay
FoodNepali/Tibetan/Western
RegionSouth-East Langtang National Park - Sindhupalchok, Nepal
AttractionBeautiful kitchen decoration of Helmo ethnic people, flora & fauna

Helambu is located nearby Kathmandu in the North-East direction. Whereas, Helmo ethnic people are its original people.

These people decorate their kitchen very nicely. And you will fall in love with their kitchen decoration. Unfortunately, after the 2015 earthquake, they also imported modern ideas for their kitchen.

However, this is a unique area and you can have a different experience here. You can start either from Sundarijal-Kathmandu or from Melamchi Bazar. Helambu trekking will only take 5 days to 7 days maximum.

Khayar Lake Short Trekking in Nepal

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Duration7 Days to 10 Days
Price$550 to $900
Difficulty LevelEasy to Moderate
Maximum Altitude4,620 meters
Best TimeNovember & March to June
Starting & Ending PointKathmandu/Pokhara
Trekking PermitACAP Permit & TIMS Card Permit
TransportationPrivate vehicle/Public Bus/Tourist Bus/Domestic Flight are available
AccommodationHotels/Tea Houses/Home Stay
FoodNepali/Tibetan/Western
RegionAnnapurna, west Nepal
AttractionKhayar Lake, Flora & Fauna, Culture & Tradition

Khayar Lake is located within the Annapurna region in west Nepal. It is developed as an alternative option of Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking.

You can either do it from Ghorepani or direct from Tadapani. Ghorepani Poon Hill area is being very crowd and busy. But this Khayar lake area is total peace and beauty.

It offers a beautiful lake within very high altitudes with a great view of massive Annapurna Himalaya. Similarly, it gives a close view of Annapurna South and Nilgiri south as well.
You will need only 7 days to 10 days to do this Khayar Lake trekking.

Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking

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Duration3 Days to 4 Days
Price$350 to $550
Difficulty LevelEasy
Maximum Altitude2,200 meters
Best TimeOctober to June
Starting & Ending PointKathmandu
Trekking PermitLangtang National Park entrance fee & Nagarkot Entrance fee
TransportationPrivate Vehicle/Local Bus
AccommodationHotels/lodges
FoodNepali/Indian/Chinese/Western
RegionNorthern Kathmandu, An Entrance point of Langtang National Park
AttractionSunrise & sunset view over Himalaya, Flora & Fauna

Chisapani Nagarkot trekking can be said one the shortest trekking trail in Nepal. It is located in the North-East corner of Nepal.

You can drive two hours from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani. Similarly, Chisapani offers a sunrise view over great Himalaya including Annapurna Himalaya range, Manaslu Himalaya range, Ganesh Himal range, Jugal Himal range, and Gaurishankar range.

You can just chill out here from the crowd of Kathmandu within a couple of hours. It is always cool and peace on the top of the mountain. Likewise, Nagarkot also offers a great sunset view. You will walk through Shivapuri National Park and need only 2 to 3 days for this trekking.

Short Trekking in Nepal can be easy and favorable for all people but there are certain best tips before trekking in Nepal. For other kinds of information, you can send us an mail at info@pristinenepal.com. We will be always with you.

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