When it comes to trekking, Nepal is presumably the most popular destination across the world. Nepal as a land of wonders and amusements has trekking routes and destinations that cater to all individuals. Every trekking trail in Nepal has its characteristics and the foothills of the Nepalese Himalaya offer awe-inspiring views. Trekking range from the short and easy to moderate treks to long and strenuous treks. On some treks, you only get to see mountains while on others, the chance to experience cultures, landscapes, and people. Several short treks in Nepal meet the demand of many trekkers who have limited days to spend trekking in Nepal.
Here is a list of the shorts treks in Nepal which you can commence with your friends and family:
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek offers the best views of the sunrise from Poonhill at Dhaulagiri and Annapurna and the beneath beautiful peaceful Pokhara city. The trail leads through the rhododendron forest and the charming villages enrich the cultural diversity of Pun Magar and Gurung. It offers the amazing Himalaya trekking experience with no hassles of altitude sickness as it reaches its max. elevation at Poon Hill (3200 m). The highlights of this trek are Ghorepani, Poonhill, and Ulleri, the beautiful and charming village of Ghandruk, marvelous sunrises and sunsets, an encounter with the Gurung and Magar locals in the localities of villages, scenes of Annapurna I, II, III, IV, and South. You can also observe Nilgiri and Mount Dhaulagiri along with the trek. This moderate trek can be completed within 4 days.
The trek starts from flight to Lukla offering a panorama view of mountains. This trek is one of the best short treks in Nepal which is a perfect awakening to treks in the Everest Region. You will follow the footsteps of early mountaineers with epic views of some of the highest mountains in the world. It takes you to the famous Tengboche Monastery via Namche Bazaar. Thyangboche monastery is popular for a beautiful sunset over Mt. Everest. Everest View Trek is perfect for those looking for an easy and short trek in the Everest region. It takes you to the famous Tengboche Monastery via Namche Bazaar. Though it is a short trek, it still offers magnificent mountain spectacles, diverse culture, and complex trails.
This trek can be carried out throughout the year where you get the wild and adventurous Himalaya trekking experience. The max. elevation of this trek is at Everest View Hotel (3962 m). Some of the highlights of this trek are scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, breathtaking views of Mt. Everest and other high mountain peaks, Sagarmatha National Park where you will trek through the world’s highest national park, Namche Bazaar, a place to explore the world’s highest trade market, and a glimpse into the rich and famous Sherpa culture. The trek can be completed between 7-9 days.
The Langtang Valley Trek is a perennial favorite in Nepal, due to its expansive views, Tamang culture, relatively gentle pace and easy access from Kathmandu. Kyanjin Gompa is the last point of the Langtang trekking. The trekking begins from Syabrubesi and heading through the Langtang National Park and crossing the various Tamang Villages like Rimche and Lama Hotel. The wild Langtang valley is surrounded by snow-capped peaks with the highest Langtang Lirung (7,246 m). The major highlights of this trek include extended pastures, yak farms, a cheese factory, the settlements of mixed cultural inhabitants, mountains such as Langtang Himal, Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, Dorje Lakpa, classical monasteries, different glaciers and waterfalls and the diverse flora and fauna in Alpine forests and mountainous farmlands. It also includes Langtang National Park which is a house for Red Panda. It required 7 or 8 days to complete with a level of difficulty moderate.
Mardi Himal Trek is a short and interesting trek in the Annapurna region that starts from Phedi, a 45 minutes’ drive from Pokhara city. The Mardi Himal is situated at the east of the most popular Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The trail leads through lush rhododendron forest, highly cultural diversity village and alpine landscape. From the Mardi Himal Viewpoint offers the panoramic view of Mt. Fishtail, Hiunchuli, Mardi Peak, Annapurna South, and other Annapurna ranges. The highlights of this trek also include spectacular sunrise and sunset views from behind mountains, beautiful villages, terraced fields, and exotic landscapes. The trek route is moderate and it's not difficult can be accomplished within 5-6 days.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular and ideal treks in the Annapurna region. It is also one of the best short treks in Nepal. The high chosen trail to the Annapurna Base Camp passes via the Ghorepani Poon hill trek route. Or you can walk through Syuli Bazar or Dhampus. There are altogether five mountains on the Annapurna range which are Annapurna I, II, III, IV, and Annapurna south. Besides the Annapurna, some of the highlights of this trek include panoramic mountain views, spectacular village, serene landscapes and bamboo forests in Alpine meadow, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Mountain), Nilgiri, Tukche, etc. It also includes a natural hot spring near Jhinu Danda.
Hence Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a rich experience not only for mountain scenery but also culturally, ethnologically, landscape and flora and fauna. The max. elevation of this trek is Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m) which can be accomplished within 7 days as the trek route is moderate.