With the countries opening up after Covid and the flight price hike owing to Ukraine - Russia war normalizing, more trekkers are looking for short popular treks in 2023.Foothills of the Nepalese Himalaya offer awe inspiring views. Go on a short trek for the true insight of Nepal. Easy and moderate treks could be planned with comfortable lodges to basic teahouses and homestay. Easy access and better lodges / hotels make it possible for everyone to go on the listed short treks in Nepal. Go beyond the limits of Kathmandu and Pokhara and see the real Nepal.
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Ghorepani is a mountain pass in the foothills of Annapurna offering up-close view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. This is the most popular short trek from Pokhara. Rhododendron forest walk and the charming Gurung and Magar villages are the highlights of this moderately difficult trek. The trek could be customized for as less as 2 days from Pokhara.
Ghorepani trek >USD 320
350 till March 2023
This is a new trekking route in Annapurna region. The trek is not far from Pokhara but it is still unspoiled. The route stays along the ridge making the climb less undulating. Yet it is diverse with visits to pristine village homestay, forest walk and alpine landscape. Mardi Himal trek is relatively short and easy. One can try their limit and explore Mardi Himal base camp at 4,500 m making it more challenging or just enjoy the view point.Mardi Himal Trek >
This is a short cultural trek in the Everest Region. The trek passes through the sherpa villages to their biggest monastery - the Thyangboche Monastery. From the premises of Thyangboche monastery, one can see a beautiful sunset over Mt. Everest. En route we will also do a short hike of Khumjung village where there is Hillary school and the Yeti skull in the local monastery. The trek gives the best perspectives of Sherpa culture, lifestyle and Everest national park listed as UNESCO World heritage site.
Shivapuri National park adjoins Kathmandu and provides a short and easy day hike and short trek. Shivapuri comprises the second tallest ridge around Kathmandu. Short trek and hiking along the ridge provides a view of Himalayan Peaks of Ganesh Himal, Langtang and Jugal Himal ranges. There are several routes for a day hike to 3 days trekking.
Being situated north of Kathmandu near Tibetan border, langtang is the most easily accessible highland sanctuary in Nepal. Langtang is one of the most vivid yet unspoiled national parks in Nepal. While the old trade route follows Trishuli River up north to Kerung, Tibet, short and moderate trek follows Langtang River to Kyanjin gompa. The wild Langtang valley is hemmed by snow-capped peaks with the highest Langtang Lirung (7,246 m).
langtang trek >Best for Spring 2023
Khopra danda and Khair lake trek is off the beaten path trek in Annapurna that allows trekkers to explore the highland above the classic Annapurna trail. These trails are less trekked and go above the treeline offering stunning views of snow peaks and deep valleys. Only open for a few years, the trek avoids the crowd of main trail and exhibits the authentic pastoral lifestyle of yak herders. The trek also allows avid trekkers to get to the altitude of 4,620 Khair Lake at the buttresses of Annapurna South.
This short trek offers you the best view of Everest and other Himalayan peaks east of Kathmandu avoiding the crowded trail. Trekking to Pikey peak is an opportunity to explore the culturally rich and highly untouched mid-hills of Nepal. The trail passes through Rhododendron forests, Yak pastures and Sherpa Buddhist villages marked by prayer flags, Mani walls and Stupas. Capture the mystic view of farming terraces with authentic villages perched along the mountainside with the majestic Himalayan ranges stretching from one end to the other end of the country.
Nepal walking tour is for those looking for gentle walking holiday with relaxing stay in the foothills of the Himalayas with exotic cultural experience and Himalayan scenery.
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