From snow-covered soaring mountains to pristine forests, there is a marvelous landscape for you to discover in Nepal. Having said that, trekking in Nepal is a wonderful experience with a myriad of routes for you to choose from and a chance to witness the secluded mountain ethnic groups barely affected by modern civilization.

Nepal’s trekking trails are quite thrilling for the reason that while trekking here, you can discover a unique kind of adventure in the middle of dense forest, terraced paddy fields, and the vistas you get to witness from the peaks and along the trails are simply awe-inspiring, make the journey worthwhile.

Nepal comprises trekking routes and destinations that furnish to all individuals, family or school groups. Treks in Nepal range from short and easy to moderate treks to long and strenuous treks. There are an ample of short treks in Nepal that fulfill the demand of many trekkers who have inadequate days to spend trekking in Nepal.

Whether you’re an experienced trekker or first-time trekker, the options below offer something for anyone in the beautiful country who has a short span of time. So, if you’re seeking for quality time in the lap of Himalayas, check out 10 best short treks below:

Everest Lodge Trek with Comfort  

Trek Facts

Max elevation: 3,875m /12,713 ft.

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Trek Duration: 10 Days

Accommodation Type: Comfort Lodge

Best Season: Spring, Autumn

Permits:  National Park Fees, Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Fee

Are you ready to start out for a comfort trek to the Everest Region of Nepal? Nepal Sanctuary Treks offer you a comfortable journey from the finest sustainable hotels at Kathmandu to comfort lodges at Everest.

By its name, Everest Lodge Comfort Trek, it ensures you a comfortable stay throughout your journey with the comfort lodges. The trek encompasses a momentous trip combined with culture, traditions, religions, and lifestyle that is completely different from the one you have been living your entire life. Once your Everest Comfort Lodge Trek accomplishes, you will certainly share what you have achieved by staying within the exquisiteness of Nepal.

This Everest comfort Lodge Trek with is an ideal way to explore Nepal without undertaking sturdy terrains and going to extreme altitudes, whilst maintaining comfort and savoring amazing views of Mount Everest. This trek is perfect for those wishing to experience the Everest region and also for those seeking for holidaying experience.

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Pike Peak Everest View Trek

Trek Facts

Max elevation: 4,065m/13,336 ft.

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Trek Duration: 8-10 Days

Accommodation Type: Local, Family-owned tea house lodge

Best Season: Spring, autumn

Permits: Gauri Shanker Conservation Fee, TIMS

The legend: Sir Edmund Hillary claimed that the Pike Peak (4,065) is the most the astounding vantage point to gaze Everest view.

This the trek is titled after the holy Pikey Peak. The name of the peak derived from the name of a Sherpa Clan deity. People of Sherpa ethnic groups celebrate the religious festival during the month of July to worship their tribal god, the eastern Chyabo Pikey, also known as Pikey Hlapchen Karbu in the celebrations

Pike Peak (4,065 m) is considered as one of the most stunning off beaten trekking trail in lower Everest trekking. This trek is an ideal way to explore the Everest region without getting disturbed by any kind of crowds. One can relish exceptional views of mountains of majestic Himalayas specifically Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Gauri Shanker, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku, Mera peak and many more.

In addition, the sunrise and sunset view from the ridge is the most attractive part of Pikey Peak. Any trekkers will be overwhelmed when they witness the rising sun’s golden ray’s sweep through the silver mountains and changed their colors from ivory to gold.

If you’re looking for a short trek in the Everest region near Kathmandu, this is a great (less discovered) route. Pikey Peak Trek starts with a short 30-minute flight to Phaplu or 6-8 hours’ drive from Kathmandu. Its perfect trek for those who have limited time but wish to experience varied trek-see Everest in full scale, relish deep blue skies, visit the authentic village and experience the mountain weather without seasonal obstructions.

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Poonhill Mulde Peak Sunrise Trek

Trip Facts

Max. Elevation: 3,637 m/11,932 ft.

Duration: 7-9 days

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Accommodation: Local tea houses, home-stays

Best Season: Spring, Autumn

Permits: ACAP, TIMS

Poon Hill Mulde Peak Trek is a short and tranquil trek in the Annapurna region where you can savor the marvels of nature and culture of Nepal with your entire family, solo or school groups. This ever-popular trekking trail takes you to the picturesque ethnic villages and accomplishes your craving to be in close the proximity of the massive snow-capped Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.

Poon hill Mulde Peak offers the best sunrise views over the Annapurna ranges. It provides the marvelous Himalaya trekking experience with no stresses of altitude sickness. Trekking the main trail to well-known Poon Hill, you’ll also be getting the chance to go a little off the beaten route to Mulde — which some say is truly the better vantage point for the superb sunrise and mountain views.

This short venture trek embraces exhilarating glimpses of the high mountains. Entire horizons will be revealed as you reach the Poonhill (3,210 m) and Mulde Peak. At the pinnacle of this trek when you witness radiance of sunrise that illuminates the silver mountains of the entire massif leave you enthralled and appear like magic before our eyes.

You will be captivated with 360-degree panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayan range, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Nilgiri. The Poonhill Mulde Peak is well endowed with natural splendor and provide many picturesque sites to discover, including a pristine blanketed dense forest, wildflowers, towering mountain,  rustic villages and many more.

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Mardi Himal Trek- the real essence of natural and cultural exploration

Trek Facts

Maximum Elevation: 4,200m/13,779ft

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Trek Duration: 8-10 Days

Best Season: Spring, Autumn

Accommodation type: Local Tea house

Permits: ACAP, TIMS

The Mardi Himal Trek in the Annapurna region is a recently introduced trail opened officially” in 2012 If you are pondering to do a short trek that gets away from the crowds and off the beaten path, Mardi Himal is a perfect trek. Charming mountain scenery integrated with authentic local culture makes this one excellent trek.

The short trek presents superb views of the hillside, fascinating landscapes,  rice terraces and enchanted with the closest vistas of the soaring mountain range of Annapurna comprising Machapuchhre (fishtail), Annapurna South and Himchuli. You will also get an opportunity to get insight into the purest beauty of nature and whole-hearted hospitality of people living in that area.

After reaching the Mardi Himal Base Camp, you would be fascinated by the view of the towering peaks and surrounding scenery. The flawless view of mountains blanketed with thick layers of sparkling snow would make your heart leap up with pleasure and happiness.

Are you ready for this fascinating trek to Mardi Himal? Nepal Sanctuary treks guide you to Mardi Himal with the best experience throughout the expedition. Don’t miss your opportunity to discover the depths of Himalayas, all just in one short trek!

Tamang Heritage Trek

Trek facts

Max elevation: 3,870m/12,697ft

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Trek Duration: 8-10 Days

Best Season: Spring, Autumn

Accommodation type: Local Teahouse, Homestay

Permits: TIMS, National Park fees

At an estimated distance of 80 kilometers, the nearest trekking destination towards the north of Kathmandu is Langtang region. A trek towards the west of the Langtang trek takes you to Tamang Heritage Trek. The region is predominately populated by the Tamang ethnic community who are the oldest horse traders migrated between Nepal and ancient Tibet. Whereas, their custom and cultures are greatly influenced by Tibetan culture.

 Tamang Heritage Trek is a beautiful opportunity to discover through the lifestyle of the Tamang community and get an insight into their unique culture that have been preserved by the inhabitants for a long time.  

The trek explores the different villages where you can observe the houses built with wood crafted doors and windows and people adorned with beautiful ornaments and local attire. You will find the clusters of villages with a backdrop of beautiful snow-capped mountain ranges of Langtang Lirung, Langtang Kerung, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Paldor Peak, Sringi Himal, and Sanjen Himal. The trail takes you through the authentic villages, hot springs, green lush forests, terraced fields, river streams with abundant flora and fauna.

Further, the trail is equipped with local lodges, home-stays that caters delicious meals and snacks. The night stay at the local lodges and home-stay in Tamang villages throughout the trek  allow you to witness the warm hospitality  of the local inhabitants. Likewise staying at these hospitable villages will help you to know the rural way of life in this part of Nepal.

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Chisapani Nagarkot  to Changunarayan Trek

Max. Elevation: Nagarkot 2,040 m

Trek Duration: 3 days

Difficulty: Easy

Best Season: Spring, Autumn

Accommodation Type: Hotels, resorts, tea house lodges

Trek Permits: Shivapuri National Park Entry fee, TIMS

Chisapani- Nagarkot to Changyunarayan trek is one of the well-known short and easy treks around the Kathmandu valley. This trek is perfect for family, solo and school groups and for those who have the least amount of time but want to indulge in a multi-day walk.

This picturesque trek overlooking the farming terraces, nature, and vegetation. The trails passes through the hills carpeted with lush green forest, tumbling cascades, villages and scenic vantage point. You will adore the morning sunrise at Chisapani  and carry on your hike to the well-known hill station of Nagarkot. Nagarkot provides you the breathtaking views of the majestic mountains along with the typical Nepali countryside settlements in the hills.

En route, you trek through the evergreen woodland and marvelous hillocks. Chisapani and Nagarkot are both famous for a mountain vantage point that offers splendid views of Everest and Langtang ranges, Manaslu, Buddha Himal, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa Himal, and Gauri Shankar Himal among others.

After soaking the view of mountain and nature, we trek to Changunarayan temple.  Changunarayan trek not only offer the finest scenery of mountains it also lets you explore the different lifestyle of people living just outside the Kathmandu valley. Nestled in a forested hill , Changu Narayan Temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in the world. Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Experience the ancient tradition, culture, and lifestyle of the countryside people, not very far from the city!

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Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek

Trip facts

Max. Elevation: 2,040 m

 Trek Duration: 8-9 days

Difficulty: Easy

Best Season:  Late September-Early June

Accommodation Type: Teahouse Lodge, Homestay, resort

Trek Permits: Entrance Fees

This is the best short hiking the trip from Kathmandu, offers insight into the life history, culture, and religion of its inhabitants. Kathmandu valley trek traverses through

If you’re not an avid a trekker or don’t have sufficient time on your hands then Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek offers beautiful views of the Himalayan mountains and is only just a few days long rather than 10 to 20 days long.  Anyone either family or individual who is short on time but would like to savor the beauty of Himalayas, nature, and witness rural life of people, Kathmandu Valley Rim trek is an ideal one.

Valley Ridge Trek also known as agro- old tradition hospitality is an added bonus for the trek. And this Valley Ridge trek is the Shangri-La route and a novelty destination. The trekking route is surrounded by hills and is the cradle of Nepalese civilization and culture.

During Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek you will get an opportunity to stay with a host family at Panauti and immerse yourself into the local culture and explore the ancient unexploited village. To know more about the Kathmandu Rim Valley Trek Package please explore the sample itinerary.

Khopra Ridge Community Trek

Trip Facts

Max. Elevation: 3,660m/12,007ft

 Trek Duration: 8-10 days

Difficulty: Moderate

Best Season: Spring, Autumn

Accommodation Type: Community lodges, Tea house

Trek Permits: ACAP, TIMS

The Khopra Danda Trek also known as Khopra ridge trek is one of the best off the beaten trekking trails which cover hidden treasures of Annapurna region.

The trek features all of the elements of classic trekking trails where you can experience the wildlife, a great mixture of culture, rustic villages, and landscapes of elevated alpine, panoramic mountain views and bright color of rice fields layered on top of each other plunging down into the valley.

Trek up to Khopra ridge is rewarding as views are magnificent and seeing the white peaks flaring up in the morning sunlight is magical. It is a marvelous sight being surrounded by the white peaks of the several peaks.

This the lesser-trodden short trek is perfect for families with children as the trails are easy to walk on. The trek offers your children to be familiar with the delights of trekking, admiring the beauty of nature and opportunity to learn about authentic local culture and lifestyle

Community-based lodges along the trails are managed by the indigenous community.  Thus apart from adventure, trekkers can help sustain indigenous communities while experiencing another culture and another way of being. Khopra Ridge community trek allows trekkers to stay in local homes, have a glimpse into traditional life, and, most importantly, where management and benefits remain with the community.

Langtang valley trek- Valley of Glaciers

Trip facts

Maximum Height: 4,381m/14,373ft

Trek Duration:  8 to 10 days

Difficulty: Moderate

Accommodation Type: Tea house Lodge

Best Season: Spring, Autumn

Trek Permit: TIMS, Langtang National Park Permit

Langtang lies in the Southern Tibetan border in Nepal which is known as the “Valley of Glaciers”. It is the nearest and short trekking route in Langtang valley of Nepal. The trek starts from Syabrubesi in the Langtang region

The places feature extended meadow, yak farms, snow-capped mountains, cheese factory, monasteries and the settlements of diverse cultural inhabitants. Furthermore, the varied flora and fauna in alpine forests and mountainous wildernesses enhance your excitement.

En route, you get an opportunity to interact with the Tamangs and Sherpa inhabitants. The trek’s best part is the spectacular mountain views of Langtang Himal, Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, Dorje Lakpa in a serene surrounding.

This the lesser-trodden trek is also ideal for families with elder children and the solo trekkers as the trekking grade is moderate. The trek offers your children to be familiar with the delights of trekking, admiring the beauty of nature and opportunity to learn about authentic local culture and lifestyle.

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Lamjung Trek

Trip facts

Maximum Height: 3,553 m/11,656 ft.

Trek Duration:  7 days

Difficulty: Moderate

Accommodation: Camping Trek

Best Season: Spring, Autumn

Trek Permit: TIMS, ACAP

Ever wondered about finding an ideal destination with a full package of history, culture and natural beauty? There will be a no better place than Lamjung to taste the combination of natural and cultural splendor. Lamjung is endowed with a great fascinating backdrop of mountain ranges, lush green hills, rolling rivers , cascading waterfalls, rustic villages as well as the beauty of culture, tradition, religion, and multi-ethnic people. The spectacular treks, and when integrated with the pristine nature, and sleeping under the stars, you are sure to have a memorable outdoor experience.

Lamjung trekking is less-trodden and rarely trekked route in Annapurna region that nestled in between the Manaslu range in the northern side of Gorkha.

A scenic drive from Kathmandu, the trek starts from Besisahar also recognized as the initial point of the popular Annapurna Circuit.  Our serene trail takes to the west rather than along the Marsyangdi Valley on the more popular trails of Annapurna. After Besisahar your journey begins through traditional Gurung village , terraced fields and enter the blanketed forest areas of rhododendron and pine trees. If you are trekking during spring then you can witness the entire forests painted with beautiful vibrant rhododendron flowers and wildflowers.

Further, you will be trekking up above the tree line zone to the alpine areas. The trek rewards with stunning Himalayan backdrop comprising Annapurna Himalayan range, Dhaulagiri Himalayan range, and Manaslu Himalayan range, picturesque landscape, lush valley, diverse Nepalese culture, temples, and monasteries

This trek is suitable for family, individual and school groups who would love to taste both natural and cultural mixture of Nepal in an easy way in a short duration of time. It is also the ideal trip for those trekkers who came to visit Nepal for a short holiday. 

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Duration of Short Treks in Nepal

In general,  multi-day hike  lasts between 3 days to 10 days is a short trek. This comprises all grade levels (easy to difficult) treks that you can undertake within the 10 days’ time frame.

Best Time for Short Treks in Nepal

The ideal season to embark short treks in Nepal is spring and autumn. These seasons offers pleasant weather and moderate temperatures.

During autumn (September-December) provides clear blue skies and cool temperature with breathtaking scenery and mountain vistas

The spring months of March-May is ideal for the nature devotees. With blooms of the varied flowers, you can appreciate nature and pass through  blanketed forests and vibrant wildflowers.

Nepal Sanctuary Treks offers you the best short treks in Nepal led by experienced and professional trekking guides. Our trekking expert tailor-made itineraries as per your requirements, preference, and time frame.

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