• Modified on Oct 25, 2021

Not all people get long vacations from their work. But most of us want to see more of the world and wish to do remarkable adventures on our short holidays. Most people spend months in Nepal trekking from rugged paths to easy Himalayan trails of Nepal. But everybody does not have the chance to explore the beauty of Nepal for months. It is true that we all want to see more in a short time.

Nepal’s trekking trails are distinct and extraordinary in their own way. Here, trekkers can find multiple trekking routes that are easy, medium, or strenuous journeys. Trekking destinations fitting for beginner to experienced trekkers, Nepal has it all. 

When thinking of trek many things think about the level of fitness or the time people have available spend their holiday. Today we talk about the seven best short treks in Nepal for folk who are either on a tight schedule or who want to explore all the other minor wonders Nepal offers. There is potential to do the short treks in the most popular trekking regions like the Everest region, Annapurna Region and Langtang Region.

However, since you are here for the wonderful short treks in Nepal, we have noted some of the popular short trekking itineraries of Nepal.

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Everest View Trek

Everest Luxury Lodge Trek
Everest Luxury Lodge Trek
  • Days Required: 6 to 9 days
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Max height: 3,867 m / 12,687 ft
  • Accommodation: Luxury Lodge

Are you ready to experience the close view of Everest but have a short time, 6 to 9 days of Everest View Trek is an excellent option for you. Be a part of this fascinating trek, a perfect journey through mountains to view the world’s highest peak. This short version of the trek takes you to the legendary settlement of the Everest Region like Phakding and Namche Bazar. Witness the majestic views of Mt. Everest (8,848.86/29,031.7 ft.), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft.), Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft.), Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m/21,729 ft.), Cholatse (6,501 m/21,129 ft.), Kusum Kanguru (6,370 m/ 20,889 ft.) Kongde (6,187 m/20,299 ft.), Khumbila (5,717m/18,901 ft.), and many more.

This trek starts with a 35 min memorable flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You will land at the small and adventurous airstrip at Lukla Airport. Further, you will trek through Choplung and then to Phakding. You will spend some days walking the beautiful canyon of the Dudh Koshi to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazar. We will then hike up to Everest View Hotel to see the panoramic view of numerous majestic Himalayas including Everest and Amadablam. The final day of the trek comes after rising up to Tengboche. This is the highest point during your hike, and from here, you will see an even better view of iconic mountain peaks. Further, we will be back on the same trail to get back to Lukla and then a thrilling flight to Kathmandu.


Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal Trek
  • Days Required: 9 to 11 days
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Max height: 4,250m/13,600ft
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge

Short Mardi Trek is a sweet purpose of staying separate from the crowd. Mardi Trek route offers pristine natural beauty, making it one of the best short treks in Nepal. The route is decorated with lovely scenery and alluring peak views and terraced farmlands. This trek presents you with the beautiful image of Annapurna South (7,219 m/23,684 ft.), Hiunchuli (6,441 m/21,132 ft.), Machhapuchhre (6,995 m/22,851 ft.), and extends rectangular degree, the foremost imperative charm of this trek.

Around 6-7 hours of the drive from Kathmandu takes us to Pokhara and then Phed. Upon reaching Phedi, we began our trek to Deurali, taking about a 30-minute hike to get there. Another day we will head towards Forest Camp. After that, we will go further to Low Camp, and then High Camp where it takes about 4 to 5 hours from Low Camp. Today we will reach the ultimate destination at Mardi Base Camp, where we can see the magnificent view of snow-capped peaks. Then, we will be back at High Camp the same day. We will be back to Siding village, Lumre, and then drive back to Kathmandu via Pokhara.

Mohare Danda Trek

Mohare Danda Trek
Mohare Danda Trek
  • Days Required: 9 to 12 days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max height: 3300 m
  • Accommodation: Community Lodge

Mohare Danda Trek is located in the foothill of Annapurna and is recognized for the Eco Lodge Community trek. This is a tranquil trek within this region and the naturally tall hill with a splendid panorama of the Himalayas. This newly opened trekking trail of the Annapurna Region is surrounded by beautiful nature, courteous local people, raging rivers, ample waterfalls, and attractive glittering peaks. During the trek, you will be blessed with the snowcapped mountains of Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), and Hiunchuli (6,441 m). Trip to Mohare Danda not only blessed with nature but also rich in Magar and Gurung culture and hospitable people.

Mohare Danda Trek Route starts with a courageous ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. We then start the early morning drive from Pokhara to Galeshwor. After a 2-3 hours ride, we will reach Galeshwor and started our trek to Banskharka. Next morning we will wake up for the next adventure to Nangi Community Lodge. Next morning we will have a little strenuous walk to Mohare Danda. Ahead we will be traveling to Ghorepani Poon Hill, Ghandruk Village then Pokhara via Nayapul. The next day, we will back to Kathmandu.

Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak Trek
Pikey Peak Trek
  • Days Required: 9 to 12 days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max height: 3,640 m/11,942 ft.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge

Pikey Peak Trek is one of the best complete treks that we have seen. This trek is recently opened in the Solukhumbu area that encourages us to explore its beautiful landscape. Pikey Peak is one of the best-kept secrets trek, which offers Nepal's seven eight-thousanders mountains from one place. On a clear day, you can see more than 800KM horizon from Dhaulagiri to Kanchenjunga. During the walk-in, Mt. Everest (8,848.86m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Makalu (8,485m), Mt. Dhualagiri (8,167m), Mt. Annapurna (8,091m) and Manaslu (8,163m) play hide and seek. You will also pass through the beautiful village and hospitable Sherpa culture of this region.

Our trek starts with the long drive to Dhap from Kathmandu. Dhap is your trekking starting point, and from there, you will reach Japre. From Japre you will reach Pikey Base Camp which is the highest trekking point. You will then descend to Taktor, Junbesi, and then Ringmo. The next day, you will trek onward to Phaplu via Chiwong Monastery. Finally, the trek comes to an end when you fly to Kathmandu via Phaplu.

Khopra Ridge Trek

Khopra Danda Trek
Khopra Danda Trek
  • Days Required: 9 to 12 days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max height: 4,660 m/15289 ft
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge

Khopra Ridge, also called Khopra Danda Trek, is a recently opened route and the best short trek in Annapurna Region. Glories of nature and the beauty of the Annapurna Himalaya are the synonyms of Khopra Danda Trek. Those who love adventure and prefer homestay will feel comfortable in with the local community, culture, food and prefer less crowded remote routes. You will get a unique chance to go away from the problem of hectic city life. This trek provides you the charming mountain views of Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Hiunchuli (6,470 m), Machhapuchhre (6,995 m), Dhaulagiri (8,176 m), Tukuche Peak (6,920 m), Lamjung Himal (6,983 m), Dhampus Peak (6,012 m), and Nilgiri Himal (7,061 m), etc. 

Mesmerizing off the beaten path to Khopra starts after we reach Nayapaul from Kathmandu. We cross through the unique local village of Birethanti, Syauli Bazar, and reach Ghandruk village. The trial continues to follow, ascending to Tadapani further Dobato, Chistibung, and Khopra Danda. Early morning, we will hike to Khayar Lake and back to Khopra Danda. We will then drive back to Kathmandu via Pokhara.

Mundum Trek

Mundum Trek
Mundum Trek
  • Days Required: 10 to 14 days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max height: 3,426 m /11,240 ft
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge

Mundum Trek is another best short trek in Everest Region and newly explore trial in the eastern part of Nepal. This trek is an excellent combination of panoramic Himalayas, cultures, landscapes of mid-hills, ponds, meadows, rivers, and streams. The trial adds the beauty with panoramic easter Himalayas with major 8000-meter peaks including Mt Everest (8,848.86m) Lhotse (8,516m) Lhotse Shar (8,382m) Makalu (8,463m), Cho Oyu (8,188m), and Kanchenjunga (8,586m). On a clear day, you will see an incredible chain of mountains peeking far from the hills. Besides the beautiful view, Mundum Trek also dives into the best local cultures, rituals, and way of life of Kirati people.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
  • Days Required: 7 to 10 days
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Max height: 3,180 m /10,433 ft
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a short and best trek located at the heart of Annapurna Sanctuary. Poon Hill is one of the best viewpoints with picturesque mountain vistas including Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal as well as Manaslu. This trek sketch the absolute majesty and splendor of the mountains within itself. Ghorepani is a beautiful settlement between ever-flourishing forests that cover the uneven terrain of the hills. Poon Hill is a viewpoint that offers you the fabulous mesmerize image of circling mountains.

The adventurous ride from Kathmandu takes us to Pokhara and then 1 hour of the ride to Nayapul. Then our trek leads through the rice terrace and Modi Khola valley till Tikhedhunga. After crossing the Modi Khola, you will ascend to Ulleri Hill. Then, we will trek along Modi Khola to Birethanti and then climb to Ghorepani. Early morning we will hike to Poon Hill to view the mesmerizing sunrise view over panoramic Annapurna ranges. The next day we will return to Tadapani, Ghandruk, Pokhara, and back to Kathmandu

Basanta Lamsal

Basanta Lamsal

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