Top 10 Best Short Treks In Nepal

  • Updated on Jan 27, 2020
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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 places 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. 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 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 2020. If you want to see the video clips of the trips which are listed, then scroll down you will see the Top 10 best treks in Nepal today highlights. If you are not seeing the perfect short treks than email us we will prepare the short and sweet trek plan. 

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Top 10 Best Short Treks In Nepal

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 trek 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 throughout 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 the sun hits the majestic mountain alongside other mountains such as Dhaulagiri Annapurna range.

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 days, Ghorepani drive trek follows the link; 2 days Ghorepani jeep drive trek.

Everest View Trekking

  • No. of days: 5 To 10 Days
  • Maximum Height: 3,880m 12,729 Ft
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu - Lukla.
  • Everest View Trek Price: USD 695 - 899
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Tribes: Mostly Sherpas & Tibetans

From the Everest View Hotel (3880m.) Namche, which commands a spectacular view of Mt. Everest (8,848 m.) being one of the highlights of this Easy Everest trek is for those who wish to see Mt. Everest and yet 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 longer and shorter trip itinerary but to get in 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 To10 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 & Tibetans

Kyanjin Gompa is the last viewpoint and also the last stop of the  Langtang valley trekking. The trekking begins from Syabrubesi, which is located in 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. Compare 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 bet be the best choice. 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • No of days: 5 To 08 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 & Mixed

The popular Annapurna base camp trek is surrounded by Himalayan ranges that include Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapurchre this region also is famous for the Kali Gandi River which is known to be the worlds deepest gorge and is famous for rafting. About 2/3rd of the tourist in Nepal put their first choice of Annapurna region which is easily accessible. Some of our previous customers had done 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 arrange the trek plan from Pokhara too, check our best selling treks from pokhara page.

Kalinchwok Trekking

  • No 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 to the Tibetan border. Kalinchwok trekking takes to you heart of Rolwaling range and the world's highest various 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 and just want to enjoy the beautiful mountain range views than Rugged Trails Nepal arrange a jeep Drive tour to Kalinchwok. In the winter most of the Nepalese people and other people visit Kalinchwok to play snow. If you are looking for something short and sweet trip to play snow and to see the magnificent mountain views within a short drive then email us. 

Balthali Village Trekking

  • No 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 also the  Balthali village was recommended by Lonely Planet on 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 people. Many people think that to see the Panoramic Mountain views need to hike week longer but that's not true on this trek we can see the longest range including Mt. Everest from Nagarkot. Don't have enough time and just landed in Kathmandu than 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 Trek, 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 the 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 within a day we will be at the higher elevation and the views are just amazing. Don't need to worry about altitude sickness! 

Helambu Trekking

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

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

Kathmandu Valley Trekking

  • Starting Point: Kathmandu - Sundarijal.
  • 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, offers insight into the life history, culture and religion of its inhabitants.  Kathmandu valley trek traverses through the Shivapuri National Park forests and villages. Rugged Trails Nepal short Kathmandu valley trek has been always on top for those travelers who just had a plan to stay in Kathmandu and have a short holiday in Nepal. Those who attend the meeting, seminars and the airlines' staffs loved this trek because it's near to 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 275 - 385
  • Trek Difficulty: Easy 

Our Dhampus Sarangkot trek is specially designed for those trekking who want to explore the Himalayan views from the lower elevation. Dhampus Sarangkot trek is also known as the alternative trekking of Annapurna view trekking. You have landed in Pokhara and want to make a short and easy trek around Pokhara valley than Dhampus Sarangkot trek is the best choice and a short 2 days 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, mountain views. Trekking with Kids and senior citizens it's a perfect short trek in Nepal. 

Just a short day hiking trip to Dhampus Village is also possible from Pokhara. Follow the link for a day hike to Dhampus from Pokhara