Short Treks In Nepal Below 5 Days for 2024

  • Updated on Feb 15, 2024
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Nepal is the home of adventure tourism, with an incredible diversity of landscapes and the fabulous Himalayas. There are no words to describe the giant, snowy mountain peaks and rugged mountain trails. Well, Everest has always been travelers' favorite and the most iconic peak in the world, without any doubt. In Nepal, there are unlimited trekking trails that have different characters and amazing cultural experiences. Most people think trekking in the Himalayas or just seeing the magnificent views of the Himalayas requires a week-long vacation and lots of training, but that's not true. 

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There are extremely challenging treks in Nepal that we are not talking about, but we have selected some of the best short treks in Nepal that can be done in less than a week. Most of the short treks in Nepal are moderate, and some might be fairly challenging for slow hikers, but they're rewarding. Short treks around the Annapurna region are more famous because of easy access to roads, flights, and weather issues. To trek in the Annapurna region, we can simply fly to Pokhara within 25 minutes or drive for about 5–6 hours. Some people talk about the short Everest base camp trek, but it's quite tough. We can pick a short trek to see Everest from Namche Bazaar.

Short Treks In Nepal Below 5 Days for 2024

"Besides the Short Everest View Tour and the Helicopter Fly Back Trek after reaching Base Camp, there is the shortest way to see or be at the base camp."

Balthali Village Trek

  • The number of days ranges from 2 to 4 days.
  • Maximum Height: 2200 M (7,218 ft)
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Suitable for kids? - Yes
  • Balthali village Trek cost: From 150 USD

The short Balthali village trek covers Namobuddha, Nagarkot, and Ranikot villages. Perfect for slow hikers who want to enjoy the homestay and village lifestyle. Panoramic mountain views with sunrise, sunset, farms, monasteries, and temples.

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek, Kathmandu Valley Trek

  • No. of days: Minimum 2 DAYS TO 3 DAYS
  • Maximum Height: 2200 M - 7,218 F
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Suitable for kids? - Yes
  • Kathmandu Valley Trek cost: From 150 USD

The Chisapani Nagarkot trek is one of the most popular short treks in Kathmandu Valley. The Chisapani Trek trails begin in Sundarijal after a 1-hour drive from Kathmandu. Rugged Trails Nepal offers the most popular short treks from Kathmandu to experience the panoramic mountain views from Chisapani and Nagarkot. This trek can be organized all year, and we will be walking into nature, villages, and beautiful terrain.

Mount Everest View Trek 

  • No. of days: Minimum 4 Days (From Kathmandu)
  • Maximum Height: 3,880 M, 12,729 F
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu-Lukla
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Suitable with kids?: Above 8 years
  • Everest View Trek cost: From 800 USD

Just to see Mt. Everest and other of the world's tallest mountain peaks, a short trek to Namche is the best for all. From Kathmandu, we take a scenic flight to Lukla, and then the journey begins to see Mt. Everest. This short trek needs a minimum of 4 to 5 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.

2 Days Trek From Pokhara - Dhampus Sarangkot

  • No. of days: Minimum 2 Days
  • Maximum Height: 1,680 M (5,511 f)
  • Starting Point: Pokhara
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Suitable for kids? Yes
  • Dhampus Sarangkot Trek cost: From 95 USD

The Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is travelers' favorite short trek from Pokhara. This trek can be organized all around the year from Pokhara. Dhampus is a typical mountain village to experience the mountain people's lifestyle and the amazing mountain views. A 2-day trek from Pokhara covers the Sarangkot viewpoint, where people come to see sunrises and mountain views. 

3 Days Mardi Himal Trek

  • No. of days: Minimum 2 Days
  • Maximum Height: 4,500 M - 14,763 F
  • Starting Point: Pokhara
  • Difficulty: Moderate / Easy
  • Suitable for kids? Yes
  • Short Mardi Himal Trek cost: From USD 295

The short Mardi Himal trek is one of the best-selling short treks from Pokhara. Many people compare it with the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, but Mardi Himal is so different from the Poonhill Trek. We will not see the panoramic ranges, including Mt. Dhaulagiri and other peaks, but we will see Annapurna South, Heuchuli, and Mt. Fishtail closer enough. Within a short time, we will gain elevation, and the terrain will change dramatically. The Mardi Himal Trekking Trail is more peaceful and beautiful with its scenery. 

Mohare Danda Ghorepani Poonhill Trek 

  • No. of days: Minimum 3 Days
  • Maximum Height: 3,320 M (10,893 ft)
  • Starting Point: Pokhara
  • Difficulty: Moderate / Easy
  • Suitable for kids? Yes
  • Mohare Danda Trek cost: From USD 300

Mohare Danda and Poonhill are two of the best viewpoints in the Annapurna Region. There are many short treks around Annapurna Region, and the Ghorepani Poonhill is the most popular short trek among others. Besides Ghorepani Poonhill, other trekking routes were recently opened with tea houses. The Rugged Trails Nepal 2-Day Poonhill Drive Trek is already popular with those who want to see the sunrise and panoramic Himalayan views from Poonhill within a short time. We will arrange Ghorepani only, and also for those who want to extend a trek a bit beyond covering Mohare Danda and Ghorepani.

2 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 

  • No. of days: Minimum 2 Days
  • Maximum Height: 3,210 m (10,531 F)
  • Starting Point: Pokhara
  • Difficulty: Moderate / Easy
  • Suitable for kids? Yes
  • Short Poonhill Trek cost: From USD 200

For those who are looking for 2-day treks from Pokhara, the Poonhill sunrise trek could be the best choice because it's a short and sweet trek in Annapurna Region. We call this trek a Ghorepani PoonHill Drive Trek after the road is accessible up to Ulleri Village. Mardi Himal can also be done within 2 days from Pokhara, but it takes a lot of effort to climb and walk downhill. The PoonHill drive trek is easy to do and also has great views from the Ghorepani and Poonhill viewpoints.

Short Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek 

  • No. of days: Minimum 3 Days
  • Maximum Height: 3,210 M (10,532 ft)
  • Starting Point: Pokhara - Nayapul
  • Difficulty: Moderate / Easy
  • Suitable with kids? Yes
  • Short Ghorepani Trek cost: From USD 350

Rugged Trails Nepal short Ghorepani ghandruk circuit trek is another beautiful short trek in Annapurna Region. The short Ghorepani Circuit Trek covers the stunning Poonhill viewpoint, Tadapani village, and the most popular Ghandruk village.

Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek 

  • No. of days: Minimum 5 Days (From Kathmandu)
  • Maximum Height: 4,380 M (14368 ft)
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu - Dhunche
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Suitable with kids? Above 10
  • Short Gosaikunda Trek cost: From 350 USD

Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek is a higher-elevation trek with great scenery and culture. Gosaikunda Lake itself is the major highlight of the trek, but we can see the Langtang ranges, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and other mountain peaks. The short Gosaikunda lake trek is less touristy and more beautiful than the other lakes like Surya Kunda and Bhairav Kunda. To book and plan the trek, write us below, mentioning the Short Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. 

Note: All the suggested short-trip package itineraries are fixed in our package plan, but we will customize them to your request. For more details and to book the short treks in Nepal, simply drop us a message at +9779851065387 (WhatsApp), and we will get back to you ASAP. Beginners and families are welcome on the above trekking routes. 

We start taking Nepal Trekking bookings for 2024 and 2025. Nepal is open for all kinds of trekking and tour activities.