Top 10 Best Short Treks In Nepal for 2024

  • Updated on Dec 17, 2023
  • Rugged Trails Nepal

When it comes to trekking, Nepal is probably the most popular reason why travelers come to the country. The peaceful nature of its people and Nepalese spiritual beliefs place it in good stead for those seeking some kind of internal enlightenment, thus making Nepal a great destination for those looking to get away from the noise. It's no surprise that trekkers place Nepal as one of the top destinations, given the fact that one can elicit an amazing view of mountain ranges. Every trekking trail in Nepal has its own characteristics. On some treks, you'll see only mountains, while on others, you'll get to experience cultures, landscapes, and people.

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If you are confused about which trek to pick, then don't panic yet because, at Rugged Trails Nepal, we eliminate the confusion by offering the Top 10 Best Sort Treks in Nepal. Scroll down to pick the best short trips in Nepal for 2024. If you want to see the video clips of the trips that are listed, then scroll down, and you will see the top 10 best treks in Nepal for 2024 highlights. If you are not seeing the perfect short treks, then email us, and we will prepare a short and sweet trek plan.

Annapurna short Treks 2024

The top best Short Annpurna Treks start from Pokhara, Follow the link to get all the trip packages; Best Treks from Pokhara

What are the best short treks in Nepal for 2024?

There are many other trekking routes in Nepal that are shorter than the suggested trek, but among those, we have listed some of the best-selected top 10 treks in Nepal. Updated after December 17, 2023; if you are looking for some other noncommercial and less busy treks, don't hesitate to write us.

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Top 10 Best Short Treks In Nepal for 2024 

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  • No. of days: Minimum 4 To 10 Days
  • Maximum Height: 3,210 M (10,531 ft)
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu - Pokhara
  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Price: USD 295 to 985
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tribes: Gurung, Magar, and Mixed

This short trek to Ghorepani offers the best views of the sunrise from Poonhill at Ghorepani to the lows of the peaceful Pokhara city. Mt. Machhapuchhre, also known as Mt. Fishtail (6993 m), which is considered to be a holy mountain, will be along the route to give you the best of the photographic shots in the morning as well as in the evening when the rays of setting sun hit the majestic mountain alongside other mountains such as the Dhaulagiri Annapurna range.

The Ghorepani Poonhill trek can be done within 2 days from Pokhara, which is after taking a jeep drive to Ulleri from Pokhara. For details about the short 2-day Ghorepani drive trek, follow the link: 2 days Ghorepani jeep drive trek.

Everest View Trekking

  • No. of days: 5 To 10 Days
  • Maximum Height: 3,880 m (12,729 ft)
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu-Lulkla.
  • Everest View Trek Price: USD 695–899
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Tribes: Mostly Sherpas and Tibetans

From the Everest View Hotel (3880 m), Namche, which commands a spectacular view of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), one of the highlights of this Easy Everest trek is for those who wish to see Mt. Everest but do not wish to walk that strenuous path up to base camp; this trip will serve as an ideal program to do so. On the Rugged Trails Nepal website, you will see a longer and shorter trip itinerary, but to get more detail about the trek, write to us. Remember, the short Everest View Trek starts from Kathmandu, and you need to be in good shape. The second day of walking from Phakding to Namche is quite long on the trek.

Just to see Mount Everest within a short day, our Short Everest View Trek to Namche is a perfect choice.

Langtang Valley Trekking

  • No. of days: 8–10 days
  • Maximum Height: 5,050m, 16,568 F (Option), otherwise 3817 M (12,522 F)
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu-Syabru Besi.
  • Langtang Valley Trekking Price: USD 495-1125
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Tribes: Mostly Tamang and Tibetans

Kyanjin Gompa is the last viewpoint and also the last stop of the Langtang Valley trekking. The trekking begins in Syabrubesi, which is located around 7-8 hours drive from Kathmandu. Heading through the Langtang National Park and crossing the various Tamang villages like Rimche and Lama Hotel, the trek reaches the Langtang Valley. Compared to other treks like Annapurna and Everest in Langtang, there will be fewer people. If you are looking for fewer people and want to explore the Tibetan culture in Nepal, Lantang could be the best choice. If you saw the recent documentary After Shock about Nepal, you may already be familiar with the Langtang valley. If you haven't seen it, go to NETFLIX to do so.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Number of Days: 5 To 8 Days
  • Maximum Height: 4,100 M (13,451 ft)
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu-Pokhara.
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek Price: USD 530–870
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Tribes: Mostly Gurung and Mixed

The popular Annapurna base camp trek is surrounded by Himalayan ranges that include Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapurchre. This region is also famous for the Kali Gandi River, which is known to be the world's deepest gorge and is famous for rafting. About 2/3 of the tourists in Nepal make their first choice in the Annapurna region, which is easily accessible. Some of our previous customers had done a speedy Annapurna Base Camp trek within 4 days, and if you think you can, then email us your travel dates. Reaching the Annapurna Base Camp is just amazing, and it's just like in another part of the world. Rugged Trails Nepal arranges the trek plan from Pokhara too; check out our best selling treks from pokhara page.

Kalinchwok Trekking

  • Number of days: 3 T 10 Days
  • Maximum Height: 3,800 M (12,467 ft)
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu-Charikot.
  • Kalinchwok Trekking Price: USD 495–855
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Kalinchwok is a virgin trekking trail for tourists; however, it is a famous pilgrimage destination for Nepalese people. Kalinchwok is a beautiful hillside (3800m) located to the north of Kathmandu and near the Tibetan border. Kalinchwok trekking takes you to the heart of the Rolwaling range and the world's highest mountain ranges, including Annapurna, Lamjung, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Shisha Panga, Langtang, Dorjee Lakya, Jugal Himal, Amabamori, Mt. Gaurishanker, Numbur Himal, and Everest ranges.

For those who don't want to trek but just want to enjoy the beautiful mountain range views, Rugged Trails Nepal arranges a jeep drive tour to Kalinchwok. In the winter, most Nepalese people and other people visit Kalinchwok to play snow. If you are looking for a short and sweet trip to play snow and see the magnificent mountain views within a short drive, then email us. 

Balthali Village Trekking

  • Number of days: 3 To 5 Days
  • Maximum Height: 2,200m  - 7,217.848 Ft
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu - Nagarkot
  • Balthali village Trek price: USD 355–695
  • Difficulty: Easy

Balthali village is one of the best short treks from Kathmandu valley, and Balthali village was also recommended by Lonely Planet in the 2016 edition. Balthali village trek covers Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, and Panauti village. Rugged Trails Nepal arranges the homestay during this trek if you are interested, and the trek can be arranged all around the year for all age groups. Many people think that to see the Panoramic Mountain views, they need to hike a week longer, but that's not true. On this trek, we can see the longest range, including Mt. Everest, from Nagarkot. If you don't have enough time and just landed in Kathmandu, book our Balthali Village Trek. 

Mardi Himal Trekking

  • Starting Point: Kathmandu-Pokhara.
  • No. Days Required: 3 to 5 Days
  • Maximum Elevation: 4,500 M - 14,763 Ft
  • Mardi Himal Trekking Price: USD 355–955
  • Difficulty: Moderate / Easy

Mardi Himal is situated just east of one of the most popular Annapurna Base Camp Treks, and Mardi is a hidden gem. The Mardi Himal trek route is moderate, and it's not difficult like other classic trekking routes. Most have to walk through the rhododendron forest up to Badal danda. Mardi Himal viewpoint offers a magnificent view of Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Mardi Peak, and other Annapurna ranges. For a landscape photographer, the short Mardi Himal trek route is one of the best treks from Pokhara. The amazing part of this trek is that within a day we will be at a higher elevation, and the views are just amazing. You don't need to worry about altitude sickness! 

Helambu Trekking

  • Starting Point: Kathmandu-Sandarijal.
  • No. Days Required: 8
  • Maximum Elevation: 3650 M - 11,975 Ft
  • Helambu Trekking Price: USD 700–795.
  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Helambu Trek offers wonderful Himalayan views of Langtang and some of the Everest Himalayan scenery. It is also known as the virtual trail because, being located near Kathmandu, the Helambu region has not adopted a modern lifestyle, and the virtual culture and traditions are the features of the journey. 

Kathmandu Valley Trekking

  • Starting Point: Kathmandu-Sandarijal.
  • No. Days Required: 3 To 6 Days
  • Maximum Elevation: 2,200 M - 7,217.848 Ft
  • Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek price: USD 325–415
  • Trek Difficulty: Easy 

This is the best short hiking trip from Kathmandu and offers insight into the life history, culture, and religion of its inhabitants.  The Kathmandu Valley Trek traverses through the Shivapuri National Park forests and villages. Rugged Trails Nepal short Kathmandu valley trek has always been on top for those travelers who just had a plan to stay in Kathmandu and have a short holiday in Nepal. Those who attended the meetings and seminars and the airlines' staff loved this trek because it's near Kathmandu Valley with great views.

Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking

  • Starting Point: Kathmandu-Pokhara.
  • No. Days Required: 1 To 3 Days
  • Maximum Elevation: 1,680 M - 5,511 Ft
  • Dhampus Sarangkot Trek Price: USD 175–385
  • Trek Difficulty: Easy 
  • Day Hike Possile: Yes!, Day Hike to Dhampus from Pokhara.

Our Dhampus Sarangkot trek is specially designed for those trekking who want to explore the Himalayan views from a lower elevation. Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is also known as the alternative trekking of Annapurna View Trek. If you have landed in Pokhara and want to make a short and easy trek around the Pokhara valley, the Dhampus Sarangkot trek is the best choice. It is a short 2-day trek from Pokhara. From Dhampus to Sarangkot, the trail is quite near or to walk along the roadside, but it's interesting to see the local villages, Pokhara valley, and mountain views. Trekking with kids and senior citizens, it's a perfect short trek in Nepal. 

What is the shortest trek in Nepal?

In all honesty, the Dhampus Pothana village walk from Pokhara is the shortest trip in Nepal, while the Kathmandu Valley rim trek is the shortest trek starting from Kathmandu. In terms of days, the indicated hiking routes are the shortest. Another concern is the possibility of tailoring a trek to be brief, depending on the area.

What is the easiest trek in Nepal?

The simplest hike from Pokhara is the Ghorepani Poonhill drive and trek; however, the easiest does not imply that the terrain is flat. Some people ask us whether there is a 3-day journey to Everest Base Camp that is the simplest. No, taking a helicopter trip is the only method to complete Everest Base Camp in 3 days. Just to get a glimpse of Everest, trekking up to Namche bazaar could be the shortest trek in the Everest region.  The shortest and simplest trip in Nepal is to Balthali Village from Kathmandu, although there are several more from Pokhara, including the three-day Dhampus Sarangkot Trek and the Mardi Himal Trek.

Which place is best for trekking in Nepal?

As a visitor and a tour guide in Nepal, it's a challenging topic to practically respond to. Because each trekking path has its own unique appeal, you can't view Mount Everest from the Annapurna region or the Annapurna region from the Everest Trek if you want to see Mount Everest. However, the Everest Base Camp Trek from Lukla in the Khumbu Region is considered the greatest trekking location in Nepal. But let's not forget that the Annapurna region also provided the greatest hiking routes in the world, in addition to Nepal.

3 Days Short Treks in Nepal

Although Nepal is known for its high-altitude treks, there are also easy and simple treks that take three days to accomplish. These hikes are ideal for novice hikers or those with a short amount of time. Rugged Trails Nepal offers a variety of treks, ranging from easy to strenuous, allowing you to explore the Annapurna region, Kathmandu locations, and the stunning mountains of Nepal.  There are no physical prerequisites for the 3-day hikes in Nepal, which are primarily located in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the Annapurna regions. You can do these hikes as long as you can walk for about 4-5 hours every day. You will have a one-of-a-kind and amazing experience on these easy treks that take you deep into the bush and provide breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas.

The abovementioned trekking packages can be modified to suit a 3-day trek plan; contact us for further information.

Nepal Trekking Rules Update: From April 1, 2023, foreigners must have a guide to trek in Nepal; No More Solo Trekking.