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Best Short Treks in Nepal

Adventure Exodus Pvt. Ltd. on November 21, 2019

Accompanied by the mighty Himalayas and the rugged terrains, the tranquil trails of Nepal offer exhilarating trekking experience. From the Limi Valley Trek in the far west to Everest Base Camp Trek in the east, the country holds a special place in the hearts of the thrill-seeking trekkers. However, there are plenty of treks in Nepal which are easy-going and can be done by people in any age group. Amazingly, these treks also offer the surreal company of natural beauty and authentic culture as well. Below listed are some of the best possibilities for short treks to satisfy you’re craving for short treks in Nepal.

Ghorepani – Poonhill Trek

The trek is 5 days long and traces the journey through Nayapul (Pokhara), Ghorepani, Poonhill, and Ghandruk. Starting from Nayapul, the trek continues through the bamboo and oak forests to reach Ulleri. Passing Tikhedhunga on the way, you’ll move ahead towards Ghorepani through dense rhododendron forests. Next morning, you’ll hike to the Poonhill viewpoint and witness the magnificent sunrise over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. After viewing the sunrise, you’ll descend to Ghorepani and then trek to Tadapani. Next day, you‘ll come further down to Ghandruk. Explore Ghandruk, learn about the Gurung settlement there, relax and end your day. Next morning, prepare to end your trek with the downhill walk to Nayapul. Alternatively, you can choose to return through the Dhampus instead of Ghandruk.

Langtang Valley Trek

Beginning from Kathmandu, the trip heads to Sybrubensi on a drive alongside the Trishuli and Bhote Koshi rivers. The trek starts from Sybrubensi and goes uphill with the company of Langtang River towards Langtang valley. As the majority of the trekking trail lies within the Langtang National Park, you can enjoy an abundance of wild flora and fauna. Passing beautiful meadows and pasturelands, the trek follows the Langtang River and settles at the Langtang Village. As the trek nears its final destination- Kyanjin Gompa, the views of the Langtang Lirung (7227 m) and its ranges also seem grander. At Kyanjin, you can explore the esteemed local monastery and hike to Kyanjin Ri (4773 m) or Tserko Ri (4984 m). Next, you retrace your steps to Sybrubensi which concludes the trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp trek is slightly longer than the ones above; yet, it begins from Kathmandu with a short flight to Lukla. The walking begins from Lukla and passes Phakding to enter the Sagarmatha National Park. Following the Dudh Koshi River, the trek reaches Namche Bazaar where you can stroll around the village, learn about the indigenous Sherpa culture, visit monasteries, and spend the day to acclimatize. Next, the trek heads east towards Pheriche passing Tengboche village on the way. As the trek continues above the tree line, you cross Thukla and join the company of the Khumbu Glacier. Finally, the trek reaches the Everest Base Camp which offers a mesmerizing view of the Khumbu Icefall and surrounding Himalayas. A short hike to Kalapatthar which reveals a glorious panorama of the Everest Himalayas including the Mt. Everest (8848 m) is the icing on the top. The trek retraces back to Lukla where it concedes.

These are some of the most esteemed and short treks in Nepal which allow you to revel in the true beauty of the country. Trekking in Nepal is a way to discover the hidden gems in the country. Along with a surreal abundance of natural wonders, trekking also reveals the diversity in culture in Nepal. So, head to Nepal and enjoy trekking in the lap of the Himalayas.