About Short Treks Nepal

Even though trekking in the Himalayas is the reason why most tourists come to Nepal, the majority of people do not have weeks to spend on the trail. But have no fear! There are lots of incredible trails that can be done within 10 days (even as little as 2 days!). From the world-famous short treks in the Annapurna region and Everest region to short treks in the Kathmandu Valley, you can witness present breathtaking mountain vistas in just a couple of days.

For short treks in the popular Annapurna region, there are a couple of options. The mellow, but incredibly scenic Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is just a quick two-day trip from Pokhara/four days from Kathmandu and you’ll see one of the best sunrise views of your life. Throughout the journey, the majestic 6993-meter peak of Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) is visible. See this sacred peak and other Annapurna region peaks in all their glory during the sunrise at Poon Hill (3210 meters/10,531 feet). Also, you can’t miss the classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek, which leads you to the lap of the 10th highest peak in the world – in a mere 4 days. Other short trails in the Annapurna region include the Mardi Himal Trek and Dhampus Sarangkot Trek. 

If you only have a few days to spend trekking, you can still fulfill your dream of seeing Mount Everest! The Everest View Trek is the best short trek in the Everest region. On this trail, you’ll be able to see several of the world’s highest peaks and experience the storied Sherpa culture. For more off-the-beaten-path short treks in Nepal, check out the Helambu Trek, Kalinchowk Trek, Balthali Village Trek, Kathmandu Valley Trek, Langtang Valley Trek and others! Whatever your time constraint is, there is surely a trek for you.

Regardless of how long you are staying in Nepal, trekking is a must! You can’t miss an opportunity to see the world’s highest peaks and learn about the spiritual, peaceful-natured people that make their home deep in the Himalayas. When you take a short trek in Nepal, you get everything that the longer trails offer like seeing beautiful mountain views and experiencing a peaceful culture, but it only takes about half the time. If you are unsure which short trek is right for you, check out our Top 10 Best Short Treks in Nepal blog for more information on our recommendations.