Top 10 Best Short Treks in Nepal

Are you visiting Nepal for a short period? Willing to explore in a short time then this short treks in Nepal blog post will guide you.

Nepal is the world’s most visited trekking destination. You can plan for the long trekking or short trekking. If you want to go short trekking, then you can prepare it quickly.

Mainly, Nepal is famous for walking trip following the easiest to challenging trails. You should have the courage for these kinds of trekking. If you are beginners, then it is better to start with short treks rather than the hardest treks.

List of Top 10 Best Short Treks in Nepal

We will try to list out the popular trekking region, which is famous for short treks in Nepal. These are the best destination available for quick trekking around Nepal.

Short Treks in NepalHeight
Ghorepani Poon Hill Short Trek3,210m
Jomsom Short Trek3,940m
Kalinchowk Trek3,790m
Langtang Valley Trek4,773m
Annapurna Base Camp Trek4,130m
Helambu Short Trekking3,870m
Sailung Short Trek3,146m
Everest View Short Trek3,864m
Sarangkot - Dhampus Trekking1,680 m
Balthali Village Short Trek1,730m

1. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek: Best Short Treks in Nepal

Poon Hill Trek is suitable for the trekkers who want to spend 5 to 6 days. Ghorepani Poon Hill is packed with mountain viewpoints. Indeed, you can enjoy the incredible views of snowy peaks, Annapurna South(7,273m), Dhaulagiri(8,167 m)from the Poonhill viewpoint.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the evergreen trekking destinations. Once you reach Pokhara, the trail starts from Nayapul, on the road from Pokhara to Baglung. It is the best destination for quick short treks in Nepal

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Facts
Trip Duration:4 to 5 Days
Accommodation:Tea House
Maximum Elevation:3,210m
Difficulty:Easy
Best Season:September-November & March-May.

2. Jomsom Trek

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Jomsom Trek is one of the classic treks followed by the Kaligandaki Valley which includes the deepest gorge of the world. This trek starts from Pokhara; you can choose two options for transportation.

One is by bumpy jeep ride which takes a whole day to reach Jomsom, and another one is a 30 minutes flight to Jomsom from Pokhara.

You can find diverse landscapes and can feel the cultural harmony in this route. You will know how the people of Jomsom are coping in the rural areas of Nepal.

Muktinath is yet another famous pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus to visit which is not far away from Jomsom.

Jomsom Trek Facts
Trip Duration:5 to 6 Days
Accommodation:Tea House
Maximum Elevation:3,940m
Difficulty:Moderate
Best Season:February-June & September-December

3. Kalinchowk Trek

Kuri Village Kalinchowk Trek
Kuri Village Kalinchowk Trek

Kalinchowk trek starts a few hours ride from Kathmandu to Charikot. This region is considered non-touristic, but the pilgrimage people crowd it.

This is a moderate type of trek and can be visited all over the year. The best part of Kalinchowk trek is that you can get the splendid view of mountains like Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal, Langtang, Gauri Shankar, etc.

Kalinchowk Trek Facts
Trip Duration:3 Days
Accommodation:Lodge
Maximum Elevation:3,790m
Difficulty:Moderate
Best Season:September-November & March-May.

4. Langtang Valley Trek

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Langtang Valley Trek offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the Himalayas. Langtang Trekking is famous for scenic places as well as for the wildlife tour as Langtang is one of the national parks in Nepal. If you keep strick to your itineraries, then these trails can be completed within a week.

Earthquake hit Nepal in 2015, and this region was affected, but now we recommend this region for trekking for a breathtaking lifetime experience.

Langtang Valley Trek Facts
Trip Duration:7 Days
Accommodation:Tea House
Maximum Elevation:4,773m
Difficulty:Moderate
Best Season:February-May & September-December

5. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Annapurna Base Camp is the most visited trekking route after Everest Base Camp. ABC Trek is moderate in terms of difficulty, and you need to manage at least a week for this route.

You will be amazed by the beauty of the Machhapuchhre Himal, also known as Fish Tail Moutain. It is rich in cultural diversity, and trekkers can learn the lifestyle of local people. It is mainly famous for eye-catching Annapurna ranges scenery and one of the best short treks in Nepal.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Facts
Trip Duration:7 Days
Accommodation:Local Guest House
Maximum Elevation:4,130m
Difficulty:Moderate
Best Season:February-May & September-December

6. Helambu Short Trekking

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Helambu Trek is a less known trek than Everest Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Circuit Trek. It is easily accessible from Kathmandu; you can start your trek to Helambu quickly from Sundarijal located at the eastern end of Kathmandu.

Helambu Trek can be completed within a week, and you can observe culture, a lifestyle of the people out there. It is a less crowded trekking destination as compared to any other trekking routes. Mainly you will love the hospitality provided by Sherpas of the Helambu Region.

Helambu Short Trek Facts
Trip Duration:6 Days
Accommodation:Tea House
Maximum Elevation:3,870m
Difficulty:Easy, Moderate
Best Season:March-May & September-December

7. Sailung Trek

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Sailung Trek is yet another non-tourist trekking region in Nepal. It means Sailung Region is less crowded but offers majestic views of the many mountains like Mount Amadablam, Rolwaling Himalayan range, Mount Makalu, Ganesh Himal, Mount Lhotse, Annapurna Himalayan range.

Sailung trek is only one place where it offers panoramic views of five different mountain regions.

Sailung Trek is located at Dolakha, which is almost 6-7 hours from Kathmandu. This trek is one of the easiest treks, and if you don’t have any previous hiking experience, then it is okay to visit this awesome place.

Sailung Trek Facts
Trip Duration:4 to 5 Days
Accommodation:Camping
Maximum Elevation:3,146m
Difficulty:Easy
Best Season:September-November & March-May.

8. Everest View Trek

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Everest Base Camp is the most crowded trekking region in Nepal. Everest View Trek is also known as Everest Panorama Trek starts with the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.

You will encounter with the local people, also known as Sherpas. Climbers hire sherpas since they are highly skilled and also known as the tiger of snow.

In the peak season, it is difficult to find accommodation in Everest Base Camp. Namche Bazaar is the gateway to Mount Everest. You can get a clear picture of Mount Ama Dablam and Everest from this place. EBC is famous for long and short treks in Nepal.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Facts
Trip Duration:7 Days
Accommodation:Lodge
Maximum Elevation:3,864m
Difficulty:Moderate
Best Season:September-November & March-May.

9. Sarangkot – Dhampus Trek

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Sarangkot is the viewpoint of the Annapurna mountains. If you want to view the sunrise, then you need to wake up early and head towards the Sarangkot.

Sarangkot is not far away from Lakeside Pokhara; it is around 30-40 minutes drive by Taxi or two and a half hours by walking.

After reaching out to Sarangkot, there are two other viewpoints Dhampus and Naudanda. You can observe the way of living style of the local people as well as the Culture of Gurung People in this region.

Sarangkot- Dhampus Trek Facts
Trip Duration:3 Days
Accommodation:Lodge/Teahouse
Maximum Elevation:1,680 m
Difficulty:Easy
Best Season:September-November & March-May.

10. Balthali Village Trek

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Balthali Village can be reached within a few hours drive from Kathmandu. If you want the taste of trekking in Nepal, then Balthali is the perfect trekking destination.

It is the easiest trek among all and can be finished within 3 days. You can enjoy the beauty of the scenery of green jungles, ancient temples, and terraced agricultural lands. It is the perfect place for relaxation and meditation.

Balthali Village Trek Facts
Trip Duration:3 Days
Accommodation:Lodge/Teahouse
Maximum Elevation:1,730m
Difficulty:Easy
Best Season:All around the year

At the End

I think this post will definitely guide you towards short treks in Nepal. While keeping the itineraries tight, you can explore numerous places in Nepal. So, let’s plan your visit to Nepal as Soon as Possible.

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Suraj is a travel enthusiast who believes in finding solace in the heart of nature. He enjoys exploring new destinations, different culture, and encouraging people to travel.

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