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7 Short Trekking Routes in Nepal for Beginners

by Rajesh B. Trekking and tour operator in Nepal

Nepal is a country in South Asia with thousands of big snow-capped mountains. There are hundreds of trekking destinations as long and short trips. If you are a beginner or travelling with family, you have short treks available in Nepal. You can try these easy treks before planning a long one.

Nepal is a small country in South Asia, with so many mountains. There are eight highest mountains above eight thousand meters out of the fourteen highest peaks in the world. Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world, which is in the Mahalangur Himalayan range. Mt. Kanchenjunga is the second-highest mountain in Nepal and the third in the world. Lhotse and Cho-Oyu are other high mountains above eight thousand meters in the Everest region. Makalu in eastern Nepal is the 4th highest mountain in Nepal. Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna I are the highest mountain over eight thousand meters in western Nepal.

There are thousands of adventure trekkers every year coming to Nepal. And visit the base camp of these big mountains. Not all people may have a long holiday to make a long trek, and not all trekkers are adventurous to hike in the high Himalayan lands. Everest base camp trek is one of the most popular base camp treks in Nepal.

Beginner trekkers also can enjoy the views of the stunning Himalayas without going to the base camps. There are numerous short and easy trekking routes in Nepal, which fit the beginners, families, and students. But we are going to talk here about the most popular short trekking trails in this post. So which are those top 7 best short and easy walking tour routes in Nepal? Check them below in detail.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon hill is in the Annapurna region, which is inside the Annapurna conservation area. It is also known as the Ghorepani Ghandruk circuit trek, Poon hill hike, and Annapurna Panorama trip. There is a couple of hundred trekkers every day during the high trekking season in Nepal.

Ghorepani Poon hill trekking begins from a beautiful lake city Pokhara. You can reach Pokhara using overland or air transportation. After spending a night in Pokhara, you will drive to Nayapul, which takes around two hours and start walking.

After check-in in the Annapurna conservation entry permit in Birethanti, the trail goes to Ulleri, passing some traditional Gurung villages. Then the second-day destination is Ghorepani. Here, you will visit Poon hill to see unblocking sunrise with Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif. After that, you will trek to Tadapani and Syauli Bazaar via Ghandruk village.

Ghorepani Poon hill trip is doable all seasons, but monsoon might not be the right season. Autumn and spring are the best times for the Poon hill hike. Blooming Cherryblossom in November and blooming rhododendron make the trail colourful.

Local culture, lifestyle, traditional villages with locally carved buildings, and more attractions are on the Ghorepani Poon hill trip. Gurung and Magar are the local inhabitants of the region. They are famous as brave Gurkhas.

Everest View Trek

The shortest available trekking itinerary in the Everest region is for the Everest view. People also call the Everest panorama and Lukla to Tengboche trekking for this tour. It is a one-week long walk activity from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. Everest view trek is an opportunity to see the world's highest mountain Everest with a couple of days' hike to the mountain from Kathmandu.

Everest view journey begins with a short scenic mountain flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Right after landing at the Lukla airport, you walk to Phakding on the same day. The second-day destination is Namche Bazaar. After spending an extra day in Namche Bazaar, you will walk to Tengboche. You will enjoy the view of the mighty Himalayas like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Amadablam, and more than you will start descending backwards to Lukla.

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal is a newly open trek in the Annapurna region. It offers the best views of Annapurna massif with beautiful landscapes and edges of the big hills. Mardi Himal hiking can take from five days to a week. There are hundreds of internal and external trekkers every day during the trekking season.

Mardi Himal begins from Pokhara with a short drive to Phedi or Kande. Alternatively, you can drive to Siding to start the trip in an oppositive way. But Driving to Kande or Phedi to start the tour is a regular trekking route to the Mardi Himal base camp.

Taking off from the vehicle in Kande, you will trek to forest camp, low camp, Badal Danda, and high camp. Then you will hike to the base camp and start descending back to Siding with a few days hike and drive back to Pokhara.

Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang valley is a short cultural trek in Nepal. It brings you close to the high Himalayas in a few days of walking from Kathmandu. It means it is the nearest walking trip from Kathmandu to the mountain base camp.

Langtang valley journey starts with a long driving journey through the hillside road from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. After spending a night in Syabrubesi, the trip goes ahead to the Lama hotel. Langtang valley or Mundu village is the second stop on the trip. Then you go to Kyanjin Gumba and explore Kyanjin Ri or Tserko Ri from here with an extra added day.

After exploring the region, you will walk back to Syabrubesi, leaving behind Langtang village, the Lama hotel, and other towns. You will spend the last night in Syabrubesi before taking a drive back to Kathmandu.

Tamang Heritage Trek

Tamang heritage is also a cultural trek in the Langtang region. It can be an ideal trekking destination for those trekkers who like to visit mountain trails in less crowded. Tamang heritage trail is off the beaten track, which offers stunning mountain views of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and the Tibetan massif.

Tamang heritage trip begins from Kathmandu by driving on a public bus or private transportation to Syabrubesi. Taking a long drive through the hillside road for about seven hours, you reach Syabrubesi and spend the first night here. Then you will go ahead to Gatlang, Tatopani, Nagthali, Thuman, and back to Syabrubesi before driving back to Kathmandu.

Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Gosaikunda lake trip is a frozen lake trek. It is one of the most beautiful short hikes near Kathmandu, from where you can see stunning long-range mountain views. Gosaikunda is not only a trekking trip. It is a religious destination for both Hindus and Buddhists.

Gosainkunda lake trek starts from Kathmandu with a long drive to Dhunche. Then you will walk to Thulo Syabru, Lauribinayak, Gosaikunda, and trek back to Dhunche. Spending the last night in Dhunche, you will drive back to Kathmandu. It is a one-week trekking journey from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. You can go over Lauribina La pass and back to Kathmandu if you have around three more days for this trip.

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek

Chisapani Nagarkot is the nearest short and easy trekking trail near Kathmandu valley. It is a 3-day hiking trip through Shivapuri national park and traditional villages. If you have less than a week's leave in Nepal, you can trek to the Chisapani Nagarkot trail.

Chisapani Nagarkot trekking trail leads with a short drive to Sundarijal from the city centre of Kathmandu. Walking inside Shivapuri national park, you reach Chisapani on the first day. You can see long-range mountain views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gaurishankar, and more massifs. After enjoying the sunrise view and mountains from Chisapani, you will trek towards Nagarkot.

Nagarkot is a hill station, from where you can see unblocking sunrise and beautiful mountain views. Farming terraces, valley views, and much more attractions are on this short trip. The hike ends in Changunarayan after walking around 5 hours from Nagarkot and driving back to Kathmandu.

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About Rajesh B. Junior   Trekking and tour operator in Nepal

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