• Anjan Barakoti
  • Last Updated on Mar 4, 2023

Nepal offers various trekking trails ranging from Short and easy hike to adventurous trekking experience. If you confuse and looking for the Best Short Treks in Nepal, We Aspiration Adventure has prepared this list of itineraries along with cost and other details. Scroll down and look after the option. Nepal has short treks that start from 3 to 10 days. You can customize the number of days according to need, available time, fitness, and budget.

For the short treks, we offer complete package ranging from well established standard tea houses accommodation, domestic flight ticket, guide and porter service, full board meal which make possible to complete the trek within less than 2 weeks. Along with the Mountain view and trekking experience you will get to experience the culture, local lifestyle, and landscape.

Here are the 10 Best Short Treks in Nepal

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Trek is one of the popular accessible from Pokhara in the Annapurna Region. This trek offers a close view of Annapurna range along with Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and many more. The Sunrise over the Mountain is even more surreal. Additionally, You can experience the charming Gurung and Magar village, where you can learn the local lifestyle. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is suitable for all age groups and levels of experience for pleasant hike through the Rhododendron forest, experience the culture and get the panoramic sunrise view. This trek can be done throughout the year but Spring and Summer seasons are regards as the best season. This trip is easily accessible from Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Max Elevation: Poon Hill 3,210 m
Trek Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 4 – 5 days
Best Season: Possible All year round but best is September to November and January to May
Starting Point: Kathmandu or Pokhara
Price Starts from: USD 295 to 855
Permits: TIMS, ACAP Annapurna Conservation Area entry Permit
Accommodation: Teahouse/Guesthouse

Day 01: Kathmandu or Pokhara – Nayapul- Ulleri, 6-7 hours trek

Day 02: Ulleri – Ghorepani, 5-6 hours

Day 03: Ghorepani – Poonhill to Tadapani – Ghandruk 7-8 hours

Day 04: Ghandruk-Kimche-Nayapul-Pokhara or Kathmandu 4-5 hours

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is best short treks in Nepal around Kathmandu Valley. Especially, If you have a short time nor desire for high altitude trek but want to experience something similar other region has to offer. The trek is easily accessible through the drive from Kathmandu Valley Sundarijal followed by around 4 hours hike to Chisapani. Following the next day after breakfast leads us to Nagarkot, the famous hill station for sunrise and sunset view. These trek along you maintain the comfort level with the insight of rustic village and traditional lifestyle. We offers complete package.

Max Elevation: 2175 m at Nagarkot
Duration: 3 to 7 days
Best Season: Possible throughout the year
Starting Point: Kathmandu
Difficulty: Easy
Accommodation: Hotel, Resort, Lodge
Permits: Shivapuri National Park Entry fee

Day 01: Drive to Sundarijal, and Hike to Chisapani (2175m.) 4 hrs.

Day 02: Hike from Chisapani to Nagarkot (2075 m.) 6-7 hrs.

Day 03: Hike from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan and Drive to Kathmandu

Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

The trek begins from Phedi, 1 hours drive from Pokhara Valley. This is low altitude trek, but offering a view of the Himalayan Panorama Annapurna range. Sarangkot is the vintage point for Sunrise view over the Mountain range. Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is easy trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal, trek from Dhampus to Sarangkot through terraced fields stopping at the Australian Base Camp and Naudanada is amazing parts of the journey. These itineraries can be done all year round and suitable for everyone and all ages.

Max Elevation: 1,700 meters
Duration: 5 to 8 days
Difficulty: Easy
Accommodation: Teahouse
Starting Point: Pokhara

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and start trek to Dhampus (1650m/5412ft) – 1 hour drive and 2 hour trek

Day 02: Trek to Sarangkot (1592m/5223ft) – 6 hour trek

Day 03: Trek to Pokhara (823m/2700ft) – 2 hour trek

Tengboche Everest View Trek

Tengboche Monastery Trek is well known among the trekkers with “Glimpse of Everest Trek”. It is one of the most popular treks in the Everest Region of Nepal for those who do not have enough time to trek the entire Everest Base Camp Trek. The trek starts with 45 minutes flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. From Lukla, the trail follows the classical Everest Base Camp trail until you reach Tengboche. Our first day is Phadking and we will explore around Namche Bazaar on day two. You will also hike to Everest View Hotel and enjoy the mountainous settlements of Khumjung village people before making way to Tengboche Monastery. According to budget, There are various options to make Everest trek luxury with accommodation and helicopter flights.

Max Elevation: 3867m
Trek Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 6 to 8 days starting from Kathmandu
Best Season: March to August and September to December
Permits: TIMS, Local Entry Permit
Cost Starts from USD 1130
Accommodation: Guesthouse, lodge, teahouses

Day 01: Fly Katmandu to Lukla – Trek to Phakding (2700 meters)

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters)

Day 03: Acclimatization in Namche (3440 meters)

Day 04: Namche to Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters)

Day 05: Tengboche to Monjo (3956 meters)

Day 06: Monjo to Lukla (2840 meters)

Day 07: Flight back to Kathmandu

Balthali Village Trek

Balthali Village Trek is the shortest trek from the Kathmandu Valley. It was recommended by Lonely planet on the 2016 edition. This trek is also recommended for those who have spare days in Nepal and looking to escape from the cities to get trekking experience. Our 5 Days Balthali covers Dhulikhel, Namo Buddha, Balthali, and Panauti Village. If you are already in Nepal and looking for short treks just inquiry us and book these Balthali Village Trek at the best price. You will have the option to includes standard teahouse accommodation and Luxury Dwarika’s Resort in Dhulikhel.

Max Elevation: 2,200m/7,217.848ft
Trek Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 3 to 5 days
Best Season: Possible All year round but best is September to November and January to May
Starting Point: Kathmandu
Price: USD 350 to 680
Accommodation: Guesthouse/Hotel

Day 01: Arrival in Nepal, sunset in Dhulikhel

Day 02: Trek to Namo Buddha

Day 03: Trek to Balthali

Day 04: Trek to Panauti, drive to Kathmandu

Day 05: Departure

Khopra Danda Trek

Khopra Danda Trek is also known as Khopra Ridge Trek. This trekking route is getting popular for the as it serves both Poon Hill Trek and takes you another higher viewpoint of the Annapurna region. Get Awe-inspiring views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fang, and Nilgiri. On the trail, you will pass through the Rhododendron forest, traditional village settlement, lush pristine forest, meet Himalayan wildlife. Mohare Danda Khopra Trek can also be combined with beautiful Khayar Lake 4827m. At the end of the trek, you will have the option to visit Ghorepani Poon Hill through Swanta or enjoy a natural hot spa at Tatopani through Narchyang. Book these affordable short treks in nepal and support directly to the local community. You will have chances to observe the local culture, traditions, and lifestyle.

Max Elevation: Khopra Danda 4,620 m.
Trek Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Duration: 07 days from Pokhara
Best Season: January to June and September to January
Permits: TIMS, ACAP
Accommodation: Tea House

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul – syauli bazaar /kimche (1,784m) – 2 & ½ hr & Trek to Ghandruk (1940m) – 2hrs

Day 02: Ghandruk to Tadapani (2675m.8,630 ft) 3-4 hrs

Day 03: Tadapani (2595m.) – Bayeli Kharka (3450m/11318 ft) 5 hours.

Dau 04: Bayli Kharka (3450m.) – Khopra Danda (Ridge) (3660m/11811 ft) 5 hours.

Day 05: Khopra Danda (3660m.) – Swanta (2214m/7874m) 4 hours.

Day 06: Swanta –Ghorepani (2880m9,350 ft) 5 hrs.

Day 07: Early morning Hike to Poon Hill (3,210 m/ 10,525 ft) ¾ hr, then trek to Birethanti (1039m/3,250 ft) 4-5hrs, Drive to NayaPul – Pokhara -2hrs

Namche Bazaar Trek

Namche Bazaar Trek can be easily accessible from Kathmandu. Complete Namche Bazaar Trek within 5 Days. To get the view of Mount Everest and steps to Everest View Hotel our Kathmandu to Namche Bazaar Trek is a Perfect Choice. We will take a Kathmandu to Lukla Flight then, hike to Phakding. The next day trek involves trekking through the Dudh Koshi river and several suspension bridges before arrival at Namche Bazaar. One day is set up to explore around the Namche Bazaar followed by Hike up to Everest View Hotel. The next day, get back to Lukla by the same route and fly back to Kathmandu. You will have the option to include a luxury lodge.

Max Elevation: 3,440 m/11,287 ft
Trek Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 05 days starting from Kathmandu
Best Season: March to August and September to December
Permits: TIMS, Local Entry Permit
Accommodation: Guesthouse, lodge, teahouses

Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, Trek to Phakding

Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Sagarmatha National Park

Day 03: Trek to Everest View Hotel & Khumjung, back to Namche

Day 04: Trek back to Lukla

Day 05: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek is another popular trekking region after Annapurna and Everest. This trek is easily accessible within a reached by a day drive from Kathmandu Valley. On the trail, you will pass through the bamboo and rhododendron forests and thundering waterfalls. The main highlights of the trek is sunrise from the Tserko Ri at 5,000m. Besides the Spectacular Mountain view, Langtang National Park is famous for majestic flora and fauna, yak pastures and local cheese factories. Visit significant Buddhist monasteries, stupas, and monuments.

Max Elevation: Tserko Ri 4,984 m
Trek Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 7 to 9 Days
Best Season: October to November and March to May
Permits: Langtang National Park Permit and TIMS
Accommodation: Teahouse

Mohare Danda Trek

Mohare Danda Trek is a newly discovered route in Annapurna region which support local community and eco-tourism in Nepal. It is best alternative trekking, who want to skip the bustling Ghorepani Poon Hill. These trekking trail follows Annapurna Community Lodge via Danda Kharka and Tikot which end to Pokhara by visiting Ghandruk Village. You will pass through the forests of Oaks, Bamboo and Pine, hills, mountains, rivers to observe the amazing sunrise and sunset view over the massive mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges

Max Elevation: Mohare Danda 3,300m
Trek Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 06 days
Best Season: March to May and September to November
Permits: TIMS, ACAP Annapurna Conservation Area entry Permit
Accommodation: Community lodges

Day 01: Drive to Galeshwor and trek to Bans Kharka- 3 hrs walk

Day 02: Trek Bans Kharka to Naangi – 7 hrs walk

Day 03: Trek Naangi to Mohare Danda – 7 hrs walk

Day 04: Trek Mohare Danda to Deurali – 5 hrs walk

Day 05: Trek Deurali to Ghandruk village – 5 hrs

Day 06: Trek Ghandruk to Nayapul – 3 hrs walk, Drive Nayapul to Pokhara– 1 hr drive

Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktinath Trek covered scenic flights and kagbeni trek experience. This trek is more comfortable and easier than other treks in the region. The best part of the trek is you will get rough terrain in the Lower Mustang region, terrain is mostly dry and rough. Discover Hindu and Buddhist tradition while hiking through the Kagbeni and Muktinath villages. During the trip you will Visit Muktinath Temple, Hindu believe that those who take the holy dip in the water here attain salvation after death. Trip will begins and end at Pokhara. March to May and September to December is known as the best season but trek can be done throughout the year.

Max Elevation: 3,800m
Trek Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 4 to 8 Days from Pokhara
Best Season: March to May and October to November
Permits: Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS
Accommodation: Tea House/Lodges

Day 01: Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom (2,713m) (30 min) and trek to Kagbeni(2,810m) – 2.5 hrs

Day 02: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,800m) – 5 hrs

Day 03: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2,713m) – 5 hrs

Day 04: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (30 min)

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Anjan Barakoti

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