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Top 10 Popular Short Treks In Nepal

Top 10 Popular Short Treks In Nepal

What is Nepal most famous for? Nepal is famous for its naturally beautiful small country with a diverse topography offering thousands of paradise-like tourist destinations worldwide. Busy people in today’s business world rarely get holidays to cherish nature. Many people let their vacations go without finding the right destination. This article will explore 10 Popular Short Treks in Nepal. I believe are the most useful for overcoming the hangover or stressful working days.

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Thus, Nepal can be a great destination for short holidays, allowing you to gain unlimited pleasures and life-changing experiences. Let me introduce you to the 10 best short treks in Nepal and their descriptions. Ans we will also assure these to be best Nepal treks.

1. Balthali Village Trek

Balthali Village Trek is one of the best Nepal treks. It is those who have only been here for a very short time but are eager to explore Nepal’s rural taste. This trekking route was included in Lonely Planet’s recommended list in 2016. During this short trip, you will get the chance to explore the amusing villages of Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, and Panauti. 

Trekkers must take a short drive from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel, where the Nepal short treks of Baithali officially begin. They then trek to Namobuddha, a sacred place for Buddhists. According to mythology, Gautam Buddha saved the life of a hungry tiger by giving flesh from his own body at Namobuddha. 

After you have properly studied Namobuddha, you will extend your trek to Balthali village. You will spend a night in one of the best lodges/guesthouses or homestays. Since those are Buddhist-dominated areas, you will be cherished by some of their religious activities.

The next day, you will explore the Balthali village all day and trek to Panauti only on the third day. Upon arriving at Panauti, you will drive back to Kathmandu. This kind of short trek in Nepal must be for you.

2.Ghorepani Poon hill Trek

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is the best trekking route in the Annapurna Sanctuary. It offers the Himalayan experience without the difficulties of altitude sickness. This trek is comparatively more challenging than the Balthali Village trek. But far easier than any other Himalayan short Nepal trek. It is one of the best short treks in Nepal.

The most exciting point of this trail is the Poon Hill peak, one of the best sunrise viewpoints at an elevation of 3210 meters. The trip generally begins from Pokhara. If you take the morning flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. You can start the trek the same day without staying overnight in Pokhara.

The Poonhill trek begins from Nayapool, a small town nearly two two-hour drive from Pokhara. It is the busiest trail, especially in the peak season. You may meet trekkers from different corners of the world.

The panoramic views of blooming rhododendron, breath-taking landscapes, and epic views of the great mountains like Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Nilgiri, and Annapurna ranges are the major attractions of this best short treks in Nepal, and Poon hill trek cost would be USD 400 to USD 800 depends on what type of service you want. I wrote an article about How much does poon hill trek costs. Visit this link here. Poon hill trek cost

3. Short Annapurna Base Camp Treks In Nepal

Although the Annapurna Base Camp trek is considered to be long, it can also be shortened to 5 to 10 days. If you are physically and mentally fit and have similar trekking experience, you can make the successful ABC trek in 5 or 6 days. It is one of the popular trek in Nepal.

A Short Annapurna Base Camp trek can be the best short treks in Nepal  for those who have less than one week’s time in Nepal but are eager to explore the Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal’s largest protected area. This area offers thousands of flora and fauna, unique cultures, traditions, and the locals’ lifestyles, amazing landscapes, and close views of stunning mountains.

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Annapurna Base Camp route.

It can make you feel that you are in heaven. One of the most important highlights of the short ABC trek is the 360-degree panoramic views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli mountains. You probably won’t miss the hot spring shower at Jhinu Danda.

Reaching an altitude of 4130 meters within 4 to 5 days is challenging, but it is also adventurous. Ensure your body can easily adjust to a higher altitude so that you can fulfil your dream without any difficulties.

4. Everest View Trek

Everest View Trek is an amazing experience for those who long to trek to Everest Base Camp but have little time. Five to six days are enough to make the trek. The trip begins with a thrilling Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. A nearly 10-hour walk from Lukla to Namche Bazaar offers life-changing experiences. It is also considered Nepal short treks.

As the trail passes through Sagarmatha National Park, the highest national park in the world, you will encounter a lot of unique flora and fauna. The artistic Sherpa settlements, their unique cultures and lifestyles, the suspension bridge, the eternal lines of yaks, the warm hospitality of the Sherpas, etc., are the major attractions of the Namche Bazaar, the tourist hub of the Khumbu region.

The panoramic views of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, from Namche Bazaar are likely to be lifelong memories for every visitor. More importantly, the Everest view is more stunning from the Everest View Hotel, situated at an altitude of 3880 meters. 

5. Kalinchowk Temple Trek

Kalinchowk Temple, popularly known as Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple, lies nearly 170 km north of Kathmandu near the Tibetan border. It is a famous pilgrimage destination, especially for Hindus. A four- to five-hour drive takes you to Charikot, the district headquarters of Dolakha, from where the trek begins. 

If you wish, you can take a jeep to Kuri and start the trek from there. Kuri is a small, beautiful village at the bottom of the hill, from where you need to ascend steeply until you reach the top. Recently, Kalinchowk temple and Kuri have been connected by cable cars, making the temple accessible for people of all ages, including children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.  It is top Nepal treks for the people living in Kathmandu.

Three to five days are enough to explore this off-the-beaten trail. The trail from Kuri to the temple is amazing in the spring, with blooming rhododendrons and birds chirping. Visiting Kalinchowk temple in the winter is more astonishing, especially for snow lovers. It is a Nepal trek for beginners.

The top of Kalinchowk hill is the best viewpoint for stunning views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Gaurishankar, and many more. If you wish to explore this enchanted holy place, contact  Himalayan Masters who will arrange everything for you to make the most of your holidays. 

6. Pikey Peak Trek

There is probably no trekker in the world who has not included the Everest view in his/her bucket list. The number of people giving top priority to viewing Mt. Everest from the possible nearest distance is increasing day and night. As a result, the trail to Everest Base Camp is getting crowded daily.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp requires long days. You might need to pay full attention to finding a space to stand on the trail, let alone stretch your arms to the full extent, capture stunning vistas on your camera, and dance, getting intoxicated by the romantic nature. It has been a popular trek in Nepal and also short treks in Nepal.

But no Worries! Pikey Peak trek is a newly discovered destination in the lower Everest region that offers unlimited pleasures with panoramic views of towering mountains that are popular all over the world.

What’s Fascinating About Pikey Peak Trek?

This route is equally amazing for families with children and beginners, as there is almost no risk of altitude sickness. Three to four days, or if you want to do the trek quite leisurely, six days are full enough to cherish each opportunity to reach an elevation of 4070 meters from sea level.

It is believed to be the shortest and the most unique destination of the Everest region. The Short Nepal trek to Pikey Peak officially begins from the village called Dhap, which is nearly 6 hours drive from Kathmandu. The trail from Dhap to Pikey Base Camp via Jhaprre is full of natural beauties, artistic local settlements, cultures, and majestic lifestyles.

The forest of rhododendrons, oak, pine, terraced farmland, and waterfalls along the trail have proved this route the best alternative to the EBC trek. Stunning views of sunrise and sunset, and magical views of Everest, Dhaulagiri, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga from the Pikey Peak become life-long memory. I found somewhere on the internet that Sir Edmund Hilary claimed this peak was the best place to view Mt. Everest.

7. Lower Mustang Trek

Lower Mustang Trek is another suitable option for trekkers who have spent a significantly shorter time in Nepal. The trail passes through the ancient trade route to Tibet along the Kali Gandaki River. The desert-like wide landscapes of Mustang, Gurung, and Tibetan Buddhist villages, their cultures, and one of the most important Hindu holy places, Muktinath, are the super attractions of this trip.   

Since it is a part of the Annapurna conservation area, the stunning views of the entire Annapurna massif and Mt. Dhaulagiri are amusing from different points of the route. The trek begins from Nayapool and heads towards Ghorepani via Ghandruk.

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Mustang Valley Nepal

The Gurung settlements in Ghandruk and Ghorepani offer visitors a taste of local life and cultures. If you haven’t already, you can add a short morning hike to Poonhill to view spectacular views of sunrise and many other snow-capped mountains. 

The trail goes towards Tatopani, where you can experience a shower at a natural hot spring and stroll around the apple garden of Marpha. You then further hike to Kali Gandaki valley, seeing the world’s deepest gorge, and then to Muktinath, a pristine holy temple for Hindus at an elevation of 3800 meters.

Finally, the trek ends with exploring the most popular destination, Jomsom, and flying back to Kathmandu.  

8. Helambu Trek

Helambu Trek is a popular trek in Nepal. It is also a short Nepal trek. Helambu trek is easy trekking route in the Langtang region, northeast of Kathmandu valley. It is the best option for Nepal treks for beginners who do not risk altitude sickness or other security issues. 

A few hours’ drive from Kathmandu takes you away from the bustling city to one of the peaceful places of Nepal. Sundarijal is where you begin to trek for Chisapani. As the trail passes through the Shivapuri National Park, you will have lots of beautiful chances of encountering some magical flora and fauna.

The ancient monasteries, shrines, and stupas will be really helpful. For you to explore the Buddhist culture prevalent in those localities. Tibetan, Tamang, Sherpa, and Hyolmo ethnic communities are the centre of attraction for visitors to observe and learn.

The number of monasteries in the community shows how the locals believe in Buddhism. This off-the-beaten trail is mostly less crowded. You can head forward through the forest of rhododendrons, green meadows, beautiful waterfalls, rivers, and creeks. It gives you the impression of heaven.

From Chisapani, the trail goes towards Kutumsang and then to Thadepati, the highest point of this trek. Thadepati is at an elevation of 3650 meters, which is just adjustable for the trekkers. The trail moves forward to the Langtang Valley, which is popularly known as the Valley of Glaciers.

The incredible views of Gaurishankar, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and many other snowcapped peaks are unforgettable memories. If you wish to experience the taste of this short, easy, and wonderful trekking route, please contact Himalayan Masters. They will reschedule the itinerary according to your needs and interests, giving you 100% satisfaction. 

9.Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu Valley Trek is one of the unexplored routes between two popular and also the most visited trekking destinations: the Annapurna and Manaslu regions. Nar Phu is a less-discovered trail that offers trekkers the best opportunity to explore the unspoiled valley. It is a romantic Himalayan nature and ancient Buddhist culture.

The trail for Nar Phu Valley begins from Besisahar. It is also the traditional starting point for the Annapurna circuit trek. However, Nar Phu Valley was opened to visitors in 2003. It is still considered one of the less-travelled destinations in the Himalayas.

Besides the panoramic views of Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Himlung Himal, and Tilicho. The visitors can see the extinct wildlife like Himalayan Thar, snow leopard, and Yarshagumba along the trail. Probably because of the high collection of Yarshagumba, this trail is sometimes called the Yarshagumba Trail. The pristine Tibetan Buddhist temples, stone-carved prayer walls, etc., in the valleys, are excellent ways for visitors to learn and understand Buddhism.

Nar Phu Valley is also the gateway for many mountain expeditions. The valley is the expedition hub and has become the base camp, especially for Mt. Himlung and Mt. Saribung. The Kang-La Pass is the highest point of this trip. It has an elevation of 5300 meters. You can enjoy strolling around the apple garden and green forest before you return to Kathmandu. 

10. Mardi Himal Trek

Among many trekking routes in Nepal’s Himalayas, the Mardi Himal base camp trek is one of the shortest. Despite being one of the shortest routes, it offers amazing views of Mardi Himal, Fishtail, Hiunchuli, and the Annapurna massif. The trail significantly gains altitude, reaching 4500 meters at Mardi Himal Base Camp, which is higher than the Poonhill and the Annapurna base camps.

Thus, it is comparatively more challenging for trekkers who suffer from altitude sickness. However, a little attention and precaution keep you fresh and help you complete the trek successfully. This short trek is one of the popular treks in Nepal (probably about 5 to 7 days) and begins from Phedi, a few hours’ drive from Pokhara. The Mardi Himal trek is one of the short treks near Pokhara.

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Mardi Himal Base Camp

A few days’ trek from Phedi to Mardi Himal Base Camp is really a stunning experience in Nepal’s Himalayas. Another day’s trek from base camp to Siding will conclude your trekking and return you to Pokhara by jeep. You will enjoy close views of Fishtail and Mardi Himal and a serene walk through rhododendrons and oak forest, exploring hundreds of flora and fauna.

These are the major highlights of the short Mardi Himal base camp trek. Please don’t forget to contact Himalayan Masters to utilize your precious holidays by exploring Nepal’s magical facts, which will remain in your mind as pleasant inspirations and memories. 

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