popular short treks in Nepal

Short trek in Nepal

With extension of dirt road and airstrips, it is now possible to customize short but scenic treks in Annapurna, Everest and Langtang, escaping the foothills. Check out the best off the beaten path trek for 2024.
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.

Customize Short trek from 3 days to a week

Short treks in Nepal could be customized as less as 3 days to one week. Well established teahouses, extension of dirt road and domestic flights have made it possible to do many popular treks in less than a week.

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Short trek in Nepal Review

I had a great experience with iTour Nepal. I contacted them the day before hoping to travel and Rabi responded to me immediately that it was no problem and he could make it work! He made sure to get everything in order very quickly and keep me in the loop, and even picked me up from my hostel and drove me to the bus station the next morning! I inquired about their sustainability practices and he sent me a detailed e-mail with their efforts for environmental and cultural sustainability. I was blown away by his dedication. I didn't have to worry about a thing during my tours with them. I joined a 4-day trek that had one other individual and that was a fantastic experience as well. Basanta and Nirmal (our guide and porter) were absolutely wonderful; I can easily say they made our trekking experience amazing! Unlike other porters that we saw along the trek, we always stuck together, and Basanta was always making sure we were having fun. He took care of our every need, from meals to beds to fun, and always ensured we were comfortable with the plan. He taught us so much about the mountains and Nepali culture along the trek as well. It was truly a pleasure to trek with them and I hope to do so again in the future! - Kaitlin - Canada

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Most Popular Short Treks in Nepal

Annapurna luxury lodge trek

Easy trek based on luxury lodges
A short and easy trek in the foothills of the Annapurna based on comfortable lodges. Best trek for beginners, family with kids and senior citizens..

Ghorepani - Poon Hill Trek

Short trek in Nepal to Ghorepani - Poon Hill.
4 Days Trek | Max Altitude : 3,190 m | Grade : Moderate | : Teahouse

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 20 March 2024

Mardi Himal Trek Short & easy trek in Annapurna

5 - 7 Days Trek | Max Altitude : 4,500 m | Grade : Moderate | : Teahouse

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.

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Short Everest Trek

5 - 7 Days Trek | Max Altitude : 3,800 m | Grade : Moderate | : Teahouse & comfort lodges

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.

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Everest Luxury Lodge Trek
A Short Everest cultural trek could be organized based on deluxe and luxury lodge as well. The comfort lodges in the lower Everest region provide an attached bathroom with commode, 24 hrs hot shower and warm proper bed with electric blanket.

Shivapuri Trek A short trek around Kathmandu

2 - 3 Days Trek | Max Altitude : 2,200 m | Grade : Moderate | : Teahouse / hotel

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.

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Langtang Trek Short trek from Kathmandu

7 Days Trek | Max Altitude : 3,850 m | Grade : Moderate | : Teahouse

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 2024

Khopra Danda Trek Off the beaten path trek

8 Days Trek | Max Altitude : 4,620 m | Grade : Difficult | : Teahouse

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.

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Pikey Peak Trek Everest veiw and Sherpa culture

7 Days Trek | Max Altitude : 4,065 m | Grade : Moderate | : Teahouse

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.

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Trekkers on the way to Ghorepani in Annapurna region.

Annapurna Base camp trek

Short Annapurna Base camp trek takes only 5 days from Pokhara and back.

Short Everest Trek Video
Short Everest trek Video

Everest Base camp Trek
Everest Base camp trek could be customized for only 10 days from Kathmandu and back.

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In search of Everest & High Himalaya

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Hiking to Poon Hill

"How Nepal won my heart : A girls hiking trip to Poon Hill"
A travel story published in February 2018 issue of 'Thani Talks'. (Page 10 - 11)
- Naomi Lapine - UK (Now Thailand)

Nepal walking holiday
Gentle walking holiday in Nepal with comfortable stay

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.

Langtang Heli Trek

Langtang Heli-trek is the best way of experiencing Himalayan trek for those short of time. The helicopter flies into alpine meadow surrounded by snow peaks leaving us with easy and scenic peace of trek.

Family trek in Nepal

We have long experience of organizing treks and other adventures in the Himalaya for family and kids. We have choices of Hotels with interconnecting bedrooms and interesting and educational activities for them.
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Optional Activities

Everest sightseeing flight.

Everest sightseeing Flight

The 1 hr. fixed wing Himalayan sightseeing flight is the best way to see Mt Everest and other peaks east of Kathmandu.
USD 250 230 till March
  • Window Seat
  • Everest View
  • Airport

Chitwan National Park shelters last numbers of one horned rhinoceros & Royal Bengal Tiger.

Only USD 450 !
Helicopter tour of
Annapurna Base Camp
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