Best Short Treks for Spring and Autumn 2020

Join short treks in spring 2020 and mark the calendar. Seek to escape the everyday lives and relish the delight of the mountains. Trekkers can combine trekking with other activities as well such as safari, rafting, bird watching, mountain flight and many more. 

Nepal rewards every trekker with magnificent vistas of snow blanketed mountain, verdant meadows, high elevation glaciers, a marvelous assortment of flora and fauna along with the exotic culture. The existence of the immense Himalayas in the region and the incredible landscape provide the country the tag of being one of the perfect trekking places on the earth.

The country promises a number of thrilling treks, and they are not just the popular trails but also some exciting off-the-beaten and newly discovered trails. The Himalayas provides numerous trekking routes, which range from being easy, moderate to extremely challenging. Such trails are a blend of exquisite wildlife man-made structures, beautiful scenery, cultural experiences, religious delights and much more.

To savor the adventure of trekking like never before, try the incredible short treks in Nepal. The short trek is ideal for both novice and proficient trekkers, family with children, solo and school groups.

Also if you’ve limited time, and you’re keen to escape to the wild, these short treks in Nepal are perfect for mini adventures. On these short Himalayan treks, you’ll get to spend a few nights out in remote areas, enjoy staying at a local tea house and camping experience and witness some remarkable sights.

 Nepal trekking is an experience that you would not want to miss out on if you’re an adventure devotee. Here is the list of top short trekking trails in Nepal where you can make memories that are forever to keep in 2020.

1.  Pikey Peak: Renowned for superb Himalayan range

Located in the lower Everest region Pike Peak is one of the beautiful and less trodden trekking trails.  From the Pikey peak 4,065 meters, you can witness the superb views of the eight of the world’s peaks over 8000 meters including Mt. Everest 8,848m, Mt. Lhotse 8,516m, Mt. Makalu 8,463m, Mt. Kanchenjunga 8,586m, in addition to several other breathtaking snow-capped mountains.

This peak is popular for its amazing sunrise and sunset views. It is a really spectacular sight taking in innumerable giant peaks to the north and deep valleys dropping away into the clouds to the south. The vistas from Pikey Peak is said to have been Sir Edmund Hillary’s preferred view in all of Nepal. This Pikey Peak Trek is ideal for those who prefer to see the finest view of Everest and beautiful landscapes within a few days.

Trekking in the Pikey Peak region has been gaining popularity due to rewarded quiet trails, scrumptious home-made meals from local produce and incomparable backdrops of Everest along with accompanying peaks. This newly discovered trekking route definitely offers trekkers with the off-beaten trail trekking experience. 

2.     Langtang Trek: Valley of Glacier

“Nepal Sanctuary Treks organized 11-day trek into the Langtang Valley for our family (two parents, two teenagers).  Fantastic as per past experiences. They care for their staff, have a genuine commitment to the places and people that you visit and walk the talk in terms of a responsible future of tourism in Nepal. ” Matt Francey & Maggie Scott

Situated about 30 km north of Kathmandu near the Tibetan border and extending in an east-west direction, Langtang is encircled on the north by the Himalayas, dominated by Langtang Lirung (7,245 m), the highest peak in the area. 

Langtang is beautiful and famous for its diverse vegetation and villages with affluent culture. What sets this trek apart is its incomparable experience. Everything about this trek is aesthetically pleasing: authentic picturesque hamlets, snow-capped peaks, sweeping glaciers, ancient monasteries, alpine freshwater oligotrophic lake, diverse flora, and fauna.

The trek also takes you through the rose tree and the dense bamboo woodland to the snow-blanketed peaks which comprise Kyangjin Ri (4,350 m), DorjeLakpa, and the only 8,000 m high peak in Tibet, Shisha Pangma.

While hiking to the Kyangjin Ri Peak one can see the imposing 360-degree vistas of the massifs of Langtang Region. Together with Kyangjin Gompa, there are numerous other monasteries that can be spotted during the trek. Gosaikunda Lake is an incomparable destination for spirituality. The Lake is bounded by other Lakes and bordered by the snowy peaks.

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3. Gokyo Lake Trek: The highest freshwater lake system in the world

The glittering, crystal clear turquoise waters of the Gokyo Lakes are one of Nepal’s most remarkable sights. They encompass the highest freshwater lake system in the world, at around 5,000 meters comprising six lakes.

Trekkers get an opportunity to ascend to the summit of Gokyo Ri (5,357m) that rewards trekkers with the incredible views of soaring mighty peaks such as Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Mt. Kanchenjunga and Makalu.

One of the main attractions of the trek is the remarkable Khumbu Glacier which is also the largest glacier in the entire Himalayan region of Nepal. The quaint & tranquil lake in the Dudh Koshi Valley overlooks the majestic Everest and will certainly make your jaw drop. It’s simply spectacular to see the tranquil valley comprises wide meadows for yaks to graze throughout summer and indulges in the serenity of the Gokyo Lake.

The perfect period to do the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is in the seasons of spring (March-May) and autumn (September-December). 

4.  Annapurna Base Camp Trek: Witness endless beauty of Annapurna region

Also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, this enjoyable trek takes you deep into the mountains. The location of the base camp is so wonderful, set amid the impressive six major peaks over 7200 meters comprising Annapurna I, II, III and IV, Annapurna South and Gangapurna. & fishtail peak. Likewise other mountains like Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8156m).

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking most preferred and well-known moderate nature trekking trails in Nepal that incorporated paddy fields, colorful rhododendron forests, bamboo groves, fluted glaciers, affluent culture, natural hot spring, suspension bridges, cascading rivers and waterfalls and varied landscapes.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek trail looks dazzling in spring since the entire forest on the trail turns red, pink and white with shrub flowers. This trek is also popular for its many stone steps and which you will experience from Hille to Ulleri with a very steep segment taking up to 2 hours.

There are some memorial chortens and stupas to visit in ABC and one in specific is dedicated to one of the most well-known mountaineers, Anatoli Boukreev who was an important figure in the rescue on Mount Everest noted by Jon Krakauer in his book, Into Thin Air.

5. Amadablam Base Camp- The most beautiful mountain in the world

Trek to Amadablam incorporated culture, adventure, and world-class mountain viewing. This trek provides an opportunity to get closer to the world’s highest mountains including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse. Literally, the term Ama Dablam means Mother’s Necklace. When we view Mt. Ama Dablam it looks like to be an arm of the mother protecting her child on each side. And, a hanging glacier signifies the shape of a pendant worn by a Sherpa woman.

Trekking towards the base camp of Ama Dablam, one of the planet’s most attractive mountains is a lifetime wish of passionate travelers as the trials to the mesmerizing place comprises ascend and descend that traverse verdant low land, alpine woodlands, glaciers, cascading rivers.  On the cultural side, the trek provides an opportunity to explore the traditional way of life of the highlanders, their culture, practices, and festivities

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6.     Lamjung Trek: Camping under the stars

Situated south of the Manaslu range and north of Gorkha, Lamjung Himal Trek takes you through the affluent cultural heritage of Gurung village to the unexploited area of Lamjung. Lamjung Himal is low altitude trek that cuts through the unique and diverse terrain from low land picturesque hamlets and terraced fields up to the high hills.

The route presents a beautiful verdant valley, monasteries, rhododendron forest, varied species of vegetation and mountain ridges. Trekkers get a chance to encounter local welcoming people and get a rare insight into the preserve cultural heritage and tradition.

Throughout the trek, the trekkers get to witness the imposing vistas of majestic Himalayan backdrop comprising the Annapurna Himalayan range, the Dhaulagiri Himalayan range, and Manaslu Himalayan range. The best time to do Lamjung trek is during autumn (Mid-September to December) and spring (March to May).

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7.  Khopra Ridge Community Trek: Classic Trekking adventure

Khopra Ridge has emerged to be the best off-beat trek in Nepal. The trail of this trek goes off the busy trekking trail and presents wonderful mountain backdrop, wilderness, and varied terrain from forest to high alpine, diverse culture and classic trekking adventure in the Himalayas. .In addition, the trekkers get to stay at community-based lodges set up by local villagers. From Khopra ridge vantage point, the trekker is rewarded with panoramic views of the magnificent peaks such as Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Varaha Shikhar and many more.

If you believed the Grand Canyon was full of deep gorges, on this trek you can overlook the deepest gorge in the world — Kali Gandaki from the ridge. It divides the summits of the Dhaulagiri range from the Annapurna range. The religious attraction of this trail is the sacred Khaire Lake, which is located at 4,600 meters from the sea level. The ideal time to do the journey would be in autumn (September, October, and November) and spring (March, April, and May).

8.     Poonhill Mulde View Point Trek: Spectacular Vantage Point

Poon Hill (3,210m) and Mulde Sunrise trek are one of the shortest and most desirable trekking destinations in Nepal 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 charming ethnic villages and accomplishes your craving to be in close proximity to the massive snow-capped Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.

The trek offers 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 (3,640m) — which considered the best hill for sunrise, sunset views.

Further, Mulde viewpoint offers to witness the world’s renowned Kali Gandaki river gorge, numerous mountainous hills, lush forests, diverse flora and fauna which is well-preserved by the Annapurna conservation area project.

9. Mardi Himal Trek: Hidden Gem of Annapurna region

Want to get closer to the almighty mountains, experience the real local culture and get into the wilderness but don’t have sufficient time? Then, the Mardi Himal trek is the ideal option for you. Mardi Himal is the best alternative short route to escape away from the bustling of the other trekking routes.

This trek is a hidden gem, just east of Annapurna Base Camp, marvelously located at the foothill of Mardi Himal. This trek amazes trekkers with an exclusive and fascinating natural and rich cultural assortment from starting to the endpoint. The region is also renowned for affluent biodiversity and panoramic scenery.

Throughout the journey, the trekkers’ winds through delighted rhododendron forests, quaint villages, lush rolling hills, waterfall, varied flora, and fauna, bloomed aromatic flowers, sparkling rivers until you ascend out of the forest at the altitude around 3,300 meters. The terrain dramatically changes from spectacular valleys, lush forest, into an uneven soaring silvery mountain landscape, with superb vistas of Mardi Himal, Machapuchre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. These peaks play hide and seek with you whilst you ascend to the Mardi Himal base camp. You’ll find them soaring above the sky, right in front of you!

The ideal time for Mardi Himal trek is from autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May). During spring the entire trail covered with colorful rhododendron flowers which are completely spectacular particularly and as the altitude gain, the terrain change.

10. Kathmandu Rim valley Trek: Explore medieval cities, villages with mountain views

If you have limited time and want to embark trekking with the blend of nature and culture, then Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek is another option. This trek is a well-known trekking destination around Kathmandu valley and sightseeing places around the valley. Kathmandu valley rim trek takes you to different popular places like Chisapani, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Panauti and several temples and stupas. You’ll sightsee prehistoric cities and settlements along a short trek and wake up to magnificent views of the Himalaya.

Whilst you savor the superb views of almighty Himalayas, the trekkers will be fascinated by the mystic sunrise over the Himalayas. So this trekking is definitely the perfect way to experience nature and culture around. Even though the journey goes around natural and cultural surroundings, it always brings some breathtaking Himalayan views too.

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11. Ruby Valley Cultural Community Trek- Ethnic Villages and Passes

Ruby Valley Cultural Community Trek is a newly explored trail where trekkers experience secluded trails and rare insights of a rural lifestyle. If you wish some first-hand experience than tourist hub trek routes, then Ruby Valley Trek is the one to explore.

Since, this is a very new trekking trail in Nepal, lodges, and guesthouses have not been established yet so home-stay is the mode of accommodation, which lets you get a first-hand experience of Nepalese countryside life as you stay with locals and share their food. The region host diverse communities such as Brahmin, Chhetri, Gurung, Magar, Newar, Tamang, etc. But Tamang who are Buddhists forms the majority of settlers.

During trek, trekkers traverse several passes like Pangsala pass (3,850 m /12,631 ft.) and Khurpa Pass (3,610m/11,843 ft.)  that present superb vistas of Mt. Ganesh I, locally called Yangra peak (7422m), Ganesh II (7118m), Lapsang Karbo (7043m), Pabil (7,104m), Manaslu and Langtang.

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11. Tamang Heritage Trek- Traditional villages of ancient hill tribe with primitive traditions

Tamang Heritage trail is recently discovered trail and feature off the beaten trails experience which highlights a primeval lifestyle of people. These trails are away from the busier trails and put the main stress on culture than some of the more classic trails.

The trail is predominately resided by the Tamang ethnic community who are the oldest horse merchants who migrated between Nepal and ancient Tibet. The civilizations and practices of the region are influenced by Tibetan culture. Indeed, numerous of the dwellers of this area have traveled from Tibet and many have converted their surname to that of Tamang.

Tamang Heritage Trail treks present an entire wilderness experience where trekkers walk through the less-trodden path, quaint villages of Tamang ethnic groups, and explore virtually unexploited culture lifestyle, customs, and crafts.

Likewise, warm hospitality by the locals rich in their unique vibrant dress and ornaments, their houses built with beautiful wood crafted doors and windows are the main highlights of this trek. The cluster authentic hamlets with the backdrop of magnificent snow-clad mountain ranges, terraced fields are simply breathtaking. If you are trekking in March-April, the entire trail is dominated by colorful rhododendron flowers.

Frequently asked questions about short treks in Nepal

Q 1: What is tea house trekking? How is it organized?

In Nepali, the word for tea house is known as Bhatti that caters freshly cooked meals and accommodation for the night. Originally, teahouses were little shops where trekkers could take a break for a rest and a cup of tea. Gradually, as more and more visitors start to discover the mountains in Nepal, these tea houses have established into complete lodges offering meals and accommodation to trekkers. And it’s not a place where you will only be served tea. Nevertheless, it’s where you will get home-prepared meals and where you can also spend the night.

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Q2: What is Camping Trekking? How is it organized?

Camping is a classic style of trekking conducted where the trekking takes place in remote areas and the place where there are fewer tea house lodges. The camping trekking is based on the trekking where the night will be resting at the camps. Camps are set up in various areas of the trekking route. Our team of leaders, guides, cooks, Sherpas, and porters will accompany our clients and take care of all the technical and logistical parts during camping treks. We will have our meals at the camps where our cooks prepared and serve scrumptious meals for our clients.

Q 3. What is the best season to trek in Nepal? 

Trekking in Nepal can be carried out all the year-round. Nepal comprises four major seasons and each season has its distinct attractions to offer. To know more about seasons please refer to the link

Q 4. Should I be fit for short trekking?

For the easy, moderate and low elevation trekking the trekkers do not need technical or previous trekking experience. However, it is recommended to do jogging, swimming, walking and bicycling for a few weeks before the trekking commences. To learn more please click the link

 Q 5. How many hours do I walk in a day during the short trekking?

You will walk normally for about 3-6 hours per day.

Q 6. What is the suggested packing list for a trek?

Gears required depends upon destination and season you plan to trek. However, Trekking shoes, down jackets, sleeping bags, hiking poles are the important ones. Learn More

Q 7. Does your company organize solo trek?

Nepal Sanctuary Treks organize trekking holidays to solo female and male trekkers.  All programs are prepared by the travel specialist to suit clients’ personal needs and preferences. To know more about it refer to the link

Q 8. Do I need to get a visa to travel to Nepal? What are the documents required to visit Nepal?

All nationals must hold a valid passport. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your expected date of departure from Nepal. An entry visa for all except Indians for Nepal is required. You need to arrange these prior to departure with the relevant embassy/consulate or you even get a visa on arrival. Learn more:  Visa and Documents requirement

Q 9:  Can I apply for the visa online?

You can get visa online – filling the form and following the step by step procedure at

Q 10. Are there any age limits to do short treks in Nepal’s Himalayas?

There are no age restrictions for trekking. Lower altitude regions are ideal for a family with children even solo and school groups.

Q 11. What is Altitude Sickness?

Altitude sickness, the mildest form being acute mountain sickness (AMS), is the negative health result of high elevation, which happened by speedy exposure to low amounts of oxygen at high elevation. To know more about Altitude sickness link  the article: Altitude Mountain Sickness: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

Q 12. Does your company organize Family?

 The trekking trails for family range from easy to moderate hiking trail with beautiful mountain and Himalayan views to enjoy the local culture and villages. We designed the program considering the children’s age, family trekker’s interest preference and let trekker walk on their own pace, take numerous breaks and generate new stamina to walk more. Learn more about tips and age range for a family trek.

Q13: Does your company organize the CAS trip?

Over the last 20 years, Nepal Sanctuary Treks has made the CAS trip (Creativity, Action, and Service) for several schools. Specifically, our school trip to Nepal is customized to your learning requirements and our specialty centered in handling school groups on special missions, keeping in mind the anxiety of parents and teachers when sending children away on such excursions. If you want to learn more about CAS Trip in Nepal, have a look at CAS Blog.

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10 Best Short Trekking in Nepal for 2019 & 2020

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, families, or school groups. Treks in Nepal range from short and easy to moderate treks to long and strenuous treks. There are ample 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 a 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 quality time in the lap of the Himalayas, check out the 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 on 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 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.
Let Nepal Sanctuary Treks guide you on this comfort trek! We are more than happy to design tailor-made short treks according to your time and preference.

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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 astounding vantage point to gaze at Everest view.
This trek is titled after the holy Pikey Peak. The name of the peak is 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 one of the most stunning off- the-beaten trekking trails 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, and 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 rays 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 a 6-8 hours drive from Kathmandu. Its the 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 proximity to 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 the radiance of sunrise that illuminates the silver mountains of the entire massif leave you enthralled and appears like magic before your eyes.
You will be captivated by 360-degree panoramic views of the Annapurna Himalayan range, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Nilgiri. The Poonhill Mulde Peak is well endowed with natural splendor and provides 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 that opened officially” in 2012 If you are pondering doing 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 the 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 the 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 in the north of Kathmandu is in the 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 who 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 the lifestyle of the Tamang community and get an insight into their unique culture that has 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, and river streams with abundant flora and fauna.
Further, the trail is equipped with local lodges and home-stays that cater delicious meals and snacks. The night stay at the local lodges and home-stay in Tamang villages throughout the trek allows you to witness the warm hospitality of the local inhabitants. Likewise staying in 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 overlooks the farming terraces, nature, and vegetation. The trails pass through the hills carpeted with lush green forest, tumbling cascades, villages, and scenic vantage points. 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 their mountain vantage point that offers splendid views of Everest and Langtang ranges, Manaslu, Buddha Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Dorje Lakpa Himal, and Gauri Shankar Himal among others.
After soaking in the view of mountains 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 on 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.

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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 trip from Kathmandu and offers insight into the life history, culture, and religion of its inhabitants. Kathmandu valley trek traverses through
If you’re not an avid 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 the Himalayas, and nature, and witness the rural life of people, the 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 in 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 the 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 the 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 several peaks.
This 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 the 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 on 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 meadows, yak farms, snow-capped mountains, cheese factories, 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, and Dorje Lakpa in a serene surroundings.
This lesser-trodden trek is also ideal for families with elder children and 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 the 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 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 the Annapurna region nestled in between the Manaslu range on 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 forest 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 the 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, a multi-day hike that 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 on short treks in Nepal is spring and autumn. These seasons offer pleasant weather and moderate temperatures.
Autumn (September-December) provides clear blue skies and cool temperatures with breathtaking scenery and mountain vistas
The spring months of March-May are 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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10 Best treks in Nepal: Read to know what you need Exactly

Nepal is the most beautiful country nestled by several Himalayas ranges. Nepal is a popular country for trekking all over the world. It is home to world’s highest peak and also largest lake, glaciers, lush hills and dwindling white river.

It is a  perfect choice who love to trek and explore. More than 200,000 tourists visit Nepal every year. Nepal has always been on the top list for mountain trekking. It is also popular for the ancient heritage, old culture, traditional lifestyle and natural beauty.

During the traveling, you can experience the views of the breath-taking mountains, beautiful green forests, wildlife and thrilling rough and tough terrains and heights of the hills. Also, you will get chance to know the different culture and life at different places.

Nepal is small in geographically, but it has huge, diverse land terrains. It’s a one time opportunity to explore yourself trekking in Nepal.

If you had lots of experience in trekking and want to trek in next level, then you can trek to Himalaya region such as Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Upper Mustang and others mountain region. Or if you are looking for both combination of cultural and adventure trek; you can treks like Poonhills, Gandruk, lower Mustang, Shivapuri and several others.

Before going to the trekking, there is something you need to consider. You need to be physically fit and have enough knowledge about the trekking. The difficulty of trek depends upon a traveler’s physical condition. Short treks are considered to be easier while longer treks require some mental and physical fitness. The trekking usually requires 5-6 hours of walking per day and some days traveler even needs to walk up to 8-10 hours at high altitude. So sometimes training is necessary for few of the difficult trekking.

The things before the trek you need to consider and they are:

  1. Firstly, state your physical ability and mental wellbeing.
  2. The total duration of the trekking.
  3. Level of trekking difficulty that you are seeking.
  4. The trekking route; Tourists route or Non-tourist route.
  5. The complete budget of the trek.
  6. Season for trekking.
  7. Size of the group to trek.
  8. Trekking permits and necessary documents.

Here we have compiled 10 best treks in Nepal with their pros and cons. We have also tried to write some of the details of these treks. If you need additional information on these treks you can directly contact us from our Contact Us page or you can chat with us with icon below.  Hopefully, that will assist you to select the favorite trekking destination.

Everest Base Camp


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The world highest summit lies in Nepal at height of 8,848 meters tall. Everest Base camp is one of the best trekking destinations in Nepal. More than 25,000 trekkers trek to Everest Base Camp yearly. Due to its popularity, the base camp is a bit crowded during the peaks climbing season. No doubt Everest base camp is onf the best treks in Nepal.

While trekking, you get an opportunity to look closely at the lifestyle of the Sherpa people living in that region. During the trek, you will see many Buddhist Monastery, prayer flags, suspension bridge, traditional houses and magnificent jaw-dropping view of mountain ranges.

Everest Base Camp Highlights:

  • Close view of Mount Everest(8,848m)
  • Amazing view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt.Lhotse, and Mt. Makalu.
  • Visit old Buddist monastery of the region.
  • A close look at Sherpa Village and their traditional lifestyle.

To get in the Everest Base Camp fly to Lukla from the Kathmandu airport and trek from Lukla to Namche Bazaar to Everest Base Camp. Namche Bazaar is the gateway to Everest Base Camp.

Trekking Details:

  • Maximum Height of Kalapathar at 5,600 m.
  • Best time to trek: Autumn(October to November) and Spring(May to June)
  • Trekking days: 14 days to 16 days
  • Trekking Difficulty: Medium
  • Trek permits.
  • High-Price

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trekking in Annapurna Base Camp

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Annapurna is the second best trekking route of Nepal. Annapurna is the tenth highest mountain on the earth at the altitude of 8,091 meters. Annapurna Trek cross two different valleys and encircle the massif Annapurna.

Trekking to the Annapurna, you will see the beautiful Annapurna mountain ranges like Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, Paganda Peak and spectacular sunrise view. Also discovery the Hindu holy sites and Buddist along the way;  Gurung villages with lush green forest, the lifestyle of the local people and their unique cultural heritage. Annapurna Trek crossing through the point at Thorong La pass (5,416 m).

There are four regions that passed through on the trek; Lamjung, Manang, Mustang, and Myagdi. Annapurna treks begins from the Besisahar or Bhulbhule in Marsyangdi river valley and concludes in the Kali Gandaki rivers. The trails pass through the various villages, Subtropical forest, several waterfalls and gigantic cliff along with paddy fields. That is why Annapurna Base Camp is considered is one the best treks in Nepal.

Annapurna Circuit Trek highlights:

  • Breath-taking mountain views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Himchuli, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri and others mountain peaks.
  • Walk through the subtropical forest including oak, bamboo and rhododendron trees, Buddhist villages and Hindu holy sites.
  • Crossing the widest pass in the world, Thorong La Pass (5,416m).

Trekking Details:

  • Highest elevation- 5,416 meters
  • Duration – 15 to 17 days
  • Very Commercial and busy route.
  • Best seasons- Autumn (October to November) and Spring( March to May)
  • High price
  • Trekking Difficulty- Moderate
  • There are many teahouses through the trek.

Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill sunset view

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Poon Hill Trek is popular for short and easy trekking that you will explore major attraction during the trekking in just 5-7 days in Annapurna region. It is very exciting tours and takes you through the stunning panoramic views of mountains such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri as well as others Himalayan ranges. The short trail continue through the forest of rhododendron and bamboo and takes through Gurung and Magar villages. You can not miss Poon Hill when talking about best treks in Nepal.

25 minutes of flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The trek begins from Nayapul heading towards Tikhedhunga. Then Tikhedung to Ghorepani to Poonhill and head back to Tadapani to Gandruk to Pokhara.

Poon Hill Trek Highlights:

  • Best Sunrise and Himalayas view.
  • One of the biggest settlements of Gurung and Magar
  • Stunning view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna ranges, Manaslu and other mountains.
  • Easy and short trekking in Annapurna region.

Trekking Details

  • Maximum height altitude of 3210 meters.
  • Trekking Duration- 5 to 7 days
  • Trekking Difficulty- easy
  • Best Season- September to November and March to May.
  • Price depends upon travel agency.

Langtang Valley Trek

Himalayas while in the Langtang trekking

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Langtang valley trek is situated at a distance just 19 miles to the north of Nepal. It is popular as the valley of glacier treks. Langtang is a beautiful and one of the mesmerizing place to see snow-capped mountains. Langtang valley offers pine woodland forests, lush green slopes, stunning views of the Himalayas and rugged rock.

Langtang trek takes around 8-9 hours of drive from Kathmandu. The trekking starts point is Syavrubesi where you follow the Langtang river to Kyanjin Gompa and stay overnight then continue to Langtang Valley. Trek back to Kyanjin Gompa to Syabrubesi to Kathmandu. During the trek, you can visit ancient Buddhist monastery, the local villages where you can have a small talk to Tamang people who are very frank to tourist.

Langtang Trek Highlights

  • Langtang Valley Trek is also known as The Glacier of Trek.
  • Climbing the Tersko Ri Peak.(5,000 m)
  • Nice view of the Sunrise and Himalayas.
  • Ancient Buddhist Monastery and typical life of Tamang people.

Trekking Details:

  • Duration- 7 to13 days
  • Best Season- Autumn (October to November) and Spring (March to May)
  • Trekking Difficulty- Moderate
  • Price- reasonable
  • Accommodations- Hotel and lodge are available.

Manaslu Trek

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Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft) above the sea level, located in the Mansiri Himal in the west-central part of  Nepal. The name ‘Manaslu’ means ‘mountain of the spirit.’ Manaslu comes from Sanskrit word Manasa; it means intellect or soul. The Manaslu region was opened for trekking only in 1992 AD.

The Manaslu Circuit trek offers the stunning view of snowcapped mountain range and the ancient trail along with mix culture, heritage and hospitality of authentic Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist village. The trail follows the spectacular Burhi Gandaki River towards its sources.The highest point in this trek is the ‘Larkya La Pass’ at an elevation of 5,106 meters (16,752 ft).

The Manaslu Himalayan region is a adventures trek in Nepal. The beauty of Manaslu is unpredictable. The trekking to Manaslu area is considered one of the finest destination of Nepal. The area is highlighted by two culture; Gorkha which is the ancestral seat of the reigning Shah dynasty and the temple of Manakamana.

The Manaslu Trek starts from Kathmandu to Arughat about 5-6 hours drive. The trekking route for going and coming back isn’t the same route. You will go one route then return by another route.

Manaslu Highlight:

  • Manaslu is the most difficult trekking in Nepal.
  • The scenic view of the back Mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Himchuli and other mountain ranges and the subtropical forest at the lower part through the Himalayas foothills to the high, cold and challenging crossing of the Larkya La at the elevation of 5,106 meters (16,752 ft).
  • Many tea houses are there for the trekkers, so they don’t worry about food.
  • Explore the traditional culture, rich heritage and the lifestyle of the locals.
  • Pristine Budhi Gandaki River Valley.
  • Scenic view while driving from Kathmandu to Arughat and Beshishar to Kathmandu.                                                

Trekking Details:

  • Highest altitude at 8,163 meters
  • Duration- 16 to 18 days
  • Best time- Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May)
  • Trekking Difficulty- Very Difficult
  • Trekking Permits

Upper Mustang Trek

Horses in Mustang Trek


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Mustang is rich in the natural beauty, cultural heritage, and a historical place which situated in Dhaulagiri zone in Nepal. This beautiful land divided into two parts; the Upper Mustang and the Lower Mustang. The Lower Mustang is full of natural scenery, and Upper Mustang is popular for the adventurous trekking. Snowfall mostly in the winter season, visitors enjoy playing with snow during this season. The beautiful places lie in the Mustang district such as Jomsom, Kagbeni, Lo Manthang and many others. Muktinath Temple is a holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists. Within, Hinduism it is called Mukti Kshetra which means the ‘place of liberation or moksha’ and had 108 water taps.

Upper Mustang trekking was officially opened in 1992 with a limited number of trekker are allowed to visit there to protect the Tibetan Culture. Upper Mustang is then in the best trekking route even in the monsoon times. The best things to visit in monsoon is that local peoples are busy with everyday works and get the fabulous view of cliff mountains, beautiful hills, and snow-capped mountains. To reach Upper Mustang take a flight to Jomsom and treks to Kagbeni.

Upper Mustang Highlight:

  • Majestic views of mountain ranges like Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukche, Annapurna.
  • Get to see the old Buddhist monasteries, houses made by the stones, traditional culture of Tibetan and yaks.
  • Travel through landscapes of arid regions, barren edges, deep gorges, and mountain valleys and eroded rock faces.
  • Crossing through the two high peak Thorong La and Mesokanto La.

Trekking details:

  • Duration- 15 to 17 days
  • Best time- Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May)
  • Trekking difficulty- Moderate
  • Need trekking permits
  • High-price (Including accommodation, meals and other equipment)

Mardi Himal

Mardi Himal Trek

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The Mardi Himal is newly opened route in the Annapurna region and also known as hidden treasure trek too. The Mardi Himal Trekking is a short, easy; well manage camping and tea house trek that discovery the beautiful view of Annapurna area.

Mardi Himal is least visited of the trekking peak, and this trek is the best destination to avoid the crowd. Though the availability of foods and accommodation on the route is at a bare minimum. Mardi Hima Treking is still an enjoyable trekking route which requires minimum efforts Mardi Himal Trek is about a week-long trip in the Himalayas with stunning views of snowy peaks through small Nepali Villages. It is an interesting trek compared to other popular treks in Annapurna region.

Mardi Himal is located to the east of the Annapurna Base Camp. Mardi Himal offers the spectacular view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre (Fishtail) and Manaslu Himalayas ranges. Also, the natural beauty allows seeing the Nepal national bird-Pheasant, national flowers- Rhododendron, Musk deer, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Thar and many more wild animals and several plants which are used to make medicine.

Mardi Himal has different trekking route from beginning to the end of the trek. The trek starts from Phedi and ends in Lwang.

Mardi Himal Highlights:

  • Mardi Himal Base Camp is at 4500 meters marks the highest point of the Mardi Himal Trek.
  • The highest sleeping point on Mardi Himal Trek is at High Camp.
  • Mardi Himal Trek is popular the Annapurna Range where you can see amazing views of Machhapuchre (also known as Fishtail, 6,993 m), Annapurna South (7,010m), and Mount Hiunchuli (3,441 m).
  • Mardi Himal trek route has been popular over past five years, and Teahouse (guest house) has established there for visitors.

Trekking Details:

  • Highest altitude: 4500 meters
  • Duration – 8 to 10 days
  • Best time- Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May)
  • Trekking Difficulty- not too difficult
  • Trekking permits
  • Accommodation – Teahouse, lodge, homestay
  • Price depends according to travel agencies.

Upper Dolpa Trekking

Upper dolpa trekking`

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The beautiful Dolpa is situated between Dhaulagiri region and the plateau Tibet. Dolpa is the most remote trekking route of Nepal which is opened in the 80s. Dolpa is most beautiful and still fresh trekking which never affected by the outer world. The trekkers visit Dolpa to mesmerizing views of the Himalayas such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Kanjirowa mountains. Treks pass through several Himalayas, Gompa Monastery, Jhunphal and also enjoy the beauty of the deepest glacier lake, Phoksundo lake in Nepal.

 It is not only the adventure treks but also a cultural treks. It is the mixture of Tibetan and Nepalese Culture.

 The Caravan was filmed in Dolpa region which was nominated in Oscar movie. Upper Dolpa was also mention in the books ‘The Snow Leopard’ by Peter Matthiessen, ‘Himalayan Pilgrimage’ by David Snellgrove and ‘Stones of Silence’ by George Schaller.

Upper Dolpa trekkings begins from Jhunphal (2,285 m/ 7495 ft). The trail passes through numerous terrains of mountain ranges, over the Numa La Pass (5,190 m/ 17,028 ft), until to reach Phoksundo lake at Ringmo village inside the Phoksundo National Park and finally terk to Jumla and end the trek.

Dolpa Trekking Highlights:

  • Hike in an isolated and less tourists region of Nepal.
  • Visit Phoksundo lake, the deepest lake in Nepal.
  • Stunning views of Kanjirowa mountain.
  • Unique and traditional culture of Himalayas people.
  • Visit ancient old Gompa Monastery.
  • The abundance of Wildlife including Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep and rare Snow Leopard which makes the environment more beautiful.

Trekking Details:

  • Duration- 25 to 27 days
  • Trekking Difficulty – Difficult
  • Best time- Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May)
  • High-price
  • Trekking Permits
  • Accommodation- Camping
  • Trekking Area- Very remote

Kanchenjunga Trek

Kanchenjunga is the worls’s third tallest peak at 8,586meters of the remote region which lies in the border of Nepal and India. The trail difficult due to it situated far north-eastern corner of  Nepal. Mt. Kanchenjunga to be one of most beautiful mountain massifs in the world. The name Kanchenjunga means ‘Five Treasures of The Great Snow’ which is In references of five summits which make up Kanchenjunga.

The 25 to 27 days of trails begins after fly to Suketar from Kathmandu. The journey has a unique insight of the rural Region of Nepalese lifestyle. Through the trekking, you discover Pipal Tress, villages, Limbu People famous for inventing Tongba, Oak and rhododendron forests, High terrains. Crossing the Mirgin-La Pass gives you views of Makalu, Chamlang, and Everest. After passing the Glacier, you will view of Kanchenjunga Peak from Kanchenjunga Base Camp.

Kanchenjunga Highlights:

  • Kanchenjunga Base Camp
  • Splendid view of Mt. Everest, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga
  • Crossing the Mirgin La Pass and Lapsang La Pass
  • Villages of Sherpa and Limbu

Trekking Details:

  • Duration-25 to 27 days
  • Trekking Difficulty- easy/ moderate
  • Best time- Autumn and Spring
  • Trekking Permits
  • Accommodation- Camping

Gokyo Valley Trek

Gokyo Trekking

Gokyo trek is situated in the west of Everest Base Camp. From Gokyo Ri, you can have a magnificent view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Chu Oyo mountains. Gokyo is one of the popular trekking destination of Nepal, and many tourist come here to enjoy the natural beauty.

Gokyo Valley trekking starts from the Lukla where trekking is the only one means of transportation. Then trek to Namche Bazaar which is a small town with various shops, hotel, lodge, restaurant and the settlements of Sherpa people. After you reach the Gokyo Ri, you will view the heart-melting mountains views.

While you trek to the Gokyo Valley, you can see the old historical Buddhist monastery, the traditional life of the local peoples and never forget to taste the Sherpa’s Cuisine.

Gokyo Valley Highlights:

  • Most amazing view of the Mt. Everest, Makalu, and Chu Oyo Mountains.
  • Close look to Sherpa Lifestyle.
  • Five emerald lakes of Gokyo Ri
  • Scenic view of Gokyo Ri lakes
  • Buey and commercial route

Trekking Details:

  • Maximum Altitude- 5,360 m
  • Duration- 14 to 15 days
  • Best time- Autumn and Spring
  • Trekking Difficulty- very difficult
  • Accommodation- Hotel, lodge, and teahouse
  • Price-High
  • Trekking Permits

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Mardi Himal Trek: Weather, Cost, Route

The Mardi Himal is a newly opened route in the Annapurna region and is also known as the hidden treasure trek too. The Mardi Himal Trekking is short and easy with well-managed camping and tea house trek offering a beautiful view of the Annapurna area.
Mardi Himal is the least visited trekking peak, and this trek is the best destination to avoid the crowd.

Mardi Himal Trekking
Mardi Himal Trekking

Though the availability of food and accommodation on the route is minimum, Mardi Himal Trekking is still an enjoyable trekking route that requires minimum effort.
Mardi Himal Trek is about a week-long in the Himalayas with stunning views of snowy peaks through small Nepali Villages. It is an interesting trek compared to other popular treks in the Annapurna region.
Mardi Himal is located to the east of the Annapurna Base Camp. It offers a spectacular view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre (Fishtail) and Manaslu Himalayas ranges.
Also, its natural beauty allows you to view the Nepal national bird-Pheasant, national flowers- Rhododendron, Musk deer, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Thar, and many more wild animals and several plants which are used to make medicine.

Mardi Himal Trekking

Mardi Himal is 4,500 meters above sea level. The Mardi Himal Trekking trail starts from Kathmandu to the beautiful city Pokhara. Traveling from Kathmandu to Pokhara has two options, either a flight which takes only half an hour or a drive for about 6-7 hours drive.
Drive from Pokhara to Phedi (1600 m) drive 30 minutes. Walking along the trail, you will go slowly up and then trek from Pothana to Deurali (2100 m) take 4-5 hours.
Also, you can start your journey to Mardi Himal from Kande after 1 Hour of driving from Pokhara Balung Highway. The first walk is easy, and you will have to walk for about 1 and a half hours to the ridge (2060 m), then slowly walk towards Australian Camp.
The place is full of amazing views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara valley. Then the trek continues from Australian Camp to Pothana and then again up to Deurali.
From Deurali, the trek continues to Forest Camp (2900 m)-walk for 6-7 hours. Then you will pass through the Rhododendron forest, which makes the whole forest more beautiful with a gradual uphill. There is no tea house along the way, so you must carry lunch and water yourselves.
The trail gradually extends up to the Low Camp almost 3000 meters which takes 5-6 hours. There is a couple of tea houses where trekkers can take a rest and enjoy the scenario of Mt. Fishtail.

View of Machapuchre from low camp
View of Machhapuchhre from low camp

The Low Camp provides you with the best view of Machhapuchhre anywhere in Nepal along with accommodation for the sunrise and sunset views.
The further walk to Badal Danda (Cloud Hill) almost 1 hour above the tree line and trek to high camp from there you will see better view than before.
Now, you need a short walk to High Camp, 6-7 hours continuously, and then you will see the snow-capped peak of Annapurna South, Huinchuli, and Fishtails that are closer to Snowcapped.
After a steep climb and a longer walk, you will finally reach to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500 m) from where you can view Mardi Himal.
After exploring the Mardi Himal Base Camp, the returning trail is different; you will go through Siding village through the pine and Rhododendron Forest.
Then trek to Ghalel to Lwang to Khoramukh and back to Pokhara. Take a flight or drive heading back from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Mardi Himal Trek Route

SN Route Time Duration(walk and drive) Highest Altitude
1 Pokhara to Phedi 1-hour drive 1650 m
2 trek to Deurali 4-5 hours 2100 m
3 Duerali to Forest Champ 6-7 hours 2900 m
4 Forest to Low Camp 5-6 hours 3050 m
5 Low Camp to High Camp 6-7 hours 3500 m
6 High Camp to Base Camp  6-7 Hours 4500 m
7 High Camp to Sidhing 5-6 hours 1,700 m
8 Sidhing to Lwang 5-6 hours 1460 m
9 Lwang to Pokhara 1-2 hours, 2.30 hrs drive 827 m

Mardi Himal Trek Cost

The trek cost is USD 20 including a 13% Vat that is paid to an Annapurna Conservation Area Project, and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS). The individual trekkers must pay USD 20 for TIMS, and the trekkers who travel via Trekking Companies costs USD 10 only (if you are with a group).
For those who can’t afford the expensive tours, the package tours are also available. The package tours depend on the days. Following package tours such as six days, 5-7 days, and 10-12 days can be booked online. The charge of the guide is also included.

Mardi Himal Weather

The best season to go to Mardi Himal is Autumn and Spring for trekking and Mountaineering the weather is clear, and the temperature is moderate from September to November.

Mardi Himal
Mardi Himal

Thus, you can see a clear and beautiful view without any hindrance. March to May which is the season of flowers, plants, and animals walking also can be seen. At the end of the dry season and the best time for trekking.
Summer and Winter are the risky seasons to visit. June to August is the month of heavy rainfall. December to February is the coolest weather, at that time temperature fall to zero degrees or even below.
Mardi Himal Trekking Difficulties
Trekking to Mardi Himal is not that difficult. You don’t need ropes, and ice picks because there is no vertical climbing. But if it rains, it will be difficult to trek as the way becomes quite steep and slippery.
The only difficult section is the last non-stop six hours hike from High Camp to Base Camp because of the steep and rocky path. People of different ages from all around the world can easily experience the glory od trekking and Climb the Mardi Himal.

Things you need

You must know some important things before going for a trek. Firstly, you must take the permits from Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and Tourism Information Management System (TIMS) with the help of agents or through the official Nepal Tourism Board offices in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Then the duration of trekking depends upon you. According to the duration of the trek, you need to arrange your luggage containing warm clothes, Down jacket, Trousers, Long sleeve T-shirt, a pair of hiking boots, Shorts, Socks, Rubber sandals, water bottles, Sunglasses, walking steak, Headlight, Sleeping bag, warm winter hat, etc. And the most important thing is a map.

Restaurant on the way to Mardi Himal
Restaurant on the way to Mardi Himal

The restaurants and café are available from one stop to another stop with different cuisine, so you don’t have to worry about food. While you are traveling to Mardi Himal, the one thing you should care about is to carry food.

Facts about Mardi Himal

  1. Mardi Himal Base Camp is at 4500 meters and marks the highest point of the Mardi Himal Trek.
  2. The highest sleeping point on Mardi Himal Trek is at High Camp.
  3. Mardi Himal Trek is popular in Annapurna Range where you can see amazing views of Machhapuchre (also known as Fishtail, 6,993 m), Annapurna South (7,010 m), and Mount Hiunchuli (3,441 m).
  4. Mardi Himal Trek route has been popular over the past five years, and Tea house (guest house) has been established there for visitors.

Mardi Himal Map

Mardi Himal map

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