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5 Best Short Treks In Nepal for 2024/2025

When it comes to trekking in Nepal, it quite unfair to name just one trek as a Best short trek in Nepal for 2024/2025. Matter of fact the appreciation of “best” depends on person to person and his/her own personal experience. Every trekking trail in Nepal has its own peculiarity, as, on some treks, you will be surrounded by great mountains views; while on others, you will get to encounter with people and their. As well the best trek depends on trek style, his/her choice of difficulty, number of days for trekking, budget and so on.  For the travelers who want to see some of the Himalayas, but are limited in time for trekking, here Mountain Treks Nepal have listed some of the best short treks in Nepal; at least, they are currently the most popular best short treks in Nepal based on scenery, price, popularity, and culture.

The below listed days are the minimum requirements to complete these trails and it can be extended as each trek have an alternative destination. Scroll down to pick your adventure trips in Nepal.

1. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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Trip duration: 5-9 days

Elevation: 3210 meters

Starting Point: Nayapul- a short drive from Pokhara.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is one of the best and comparatively stress-free treks in Nepal. Located at Pokhara region, the trek leads trekkers to the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill (3210 m) which offers an absolutely magnetizing view of the Annapurna ranges. It is the best option for best short treks in Nepal, for those who want to see the breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Hiuchuli, Nilgiri, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal that close. Different forms of nature like cascading waterfalls, rhododendron forest, the enchanting Himalayas, dainty valleys, lush landscape of green vibrancy, diversified floras and faunas dwelling in Sanctuary will accompany the travelers.

Because of its lower elevations with stimulating previews of high elevations and favorable temperature this trek is suitable for all age groups. Thus, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is ideal for undergoing treks in a short amount of time. The route gives you the best of the photographic shots in the morning as well as in the evening. Hence, it is also known as Photographer’s Paradise. The trek is also famous for bird watching. The gathering and dancing view Danphe (Lophophorus) provide you with an experience of natural sightseeing & life-memorizing impression. In terms of time, endurance capacity, elevation gain and natural beauty it is one of the bestselling trekking packages in Nepal.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is possible throughout the year. But during winter you should be extra careful cause the trails in the region is blocked with dense snow.

Features: Annapurna glacier; excellent mountain view; Snow-capped mountain; World biggest rhododendron forest; Ethnic peoples (mainly Gurung and Magar) tradition, culture and way of life.

2. Langtang Valley Trek

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Trip duration: 610 days

Elevation: 3900 meters

Starting Point: Kathmandu and six-hour drive to Syabrubesi

Langtang trek (valley of glaciers), located 19 miles north of Kathmandu takes you up the beautiful snow-clad mountains and glaciers surround on wild and rocky terrains. Well, you won’t be able to see any 8000 m peaks Langtang Lirung (7,244 m), the worlds 99th tallest peak, the surrounding glaciers, and icefalls are impressive enough. Langtang valley lies inside the Langtang National park, thus, you may encounter Himalayan Thars, Rhesus monkeys, Himalayan Black Bears, Danphe and many more. Kyangjin Gompa (3,740 m), a monastery more than 100 years old decorated with beautiful murals is the last point of the Langtang Valley trek.

The treks offer the panoramic view of mountains that rise above 7000 meters; like Langshisa RI (6,810 m), Langtang Lirung (7,244 m), Ganjala Peak, Gyanghempo (6,888 m) Ganjala Peak, Nayakang, Ganesh Himal and many other graceful mountains. In terms of time, endurance capacity, elevation gain, and natural beauty the Langtang Valley Trek are among the bestselling best short treks in Nepal.

The best seasons for the Langtang Valley Trek are Autumn (mid-Sept to mid-Dec) and Spring (March to May). The weather is sunny and warm, with outstanding views at day but the nights are little colder.

Features: excellent mountain view that rise above 7000 meters; Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,244 m); Kyangjin Gompa; Yala yak cheese factory; Snow surrounded mountain valley; rugged rocks dotting the terrain; rhododendron forest; Ethnic peoples’ (mainly Tamang) tradition, culture and way of life.

3. Everest Panorama Trek – 09 Days

Trip duration: 9 days

Elevation: 3, 870 meters

Starting Point: Kathmandu and flight to Lukla

Everest Panorama Trek is very popular trekking trail in Everest region, which offers the splendid panoramic views of Ama Dablam and world’s highest peak Everest from just above Namche Bazaar. The trek takes you up high along trails to Tengboche Monastery (3,850 m). This best short treks in Nepal is suited for those who have less time for longer treks into the high snowy peaks as this scenic trek offers a really superb view of the Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and many other beautiful snowy mountains. The hospitality you encounter by Sherpa people along the path will be your memories for lifetime memories. Thousands of tourists assemble to spent blissful moment on the mountain as the outstanding peak is the prime attraction among all.

This trekking is possible during the entire year. But, Spring season (March to May) and autumn season (September to December) are the considered best time for the Panoramic view trek.

Features: the glimpse of Mt. Everest; Tengboche monastery; Wonderful view of mountains; Sherpa ethnic Culture; 

4. Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 14 days

Trip duration: 8-14 days

Elevation: 4,130 meters

Getting to the trailhead: a 25-minute flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, followed by a 2-hour drive; or an 8-hour drive from Kathmandu.

Annapurna Base camp trek is an ideal trek in the Annapurna Mountain which offers lots of different trekking routes that alternate from moderate trekking, easy trails, to tough hiking. It is described as the most happening incentive trekking destination in Nepal as it leads you to the foothills of Annapurna & Machhapuchhre ranges. ABC trek is easily accessible and it is the longest trek among the best short treks in Nepal list here. You get to enjoy the Himalayan ranges of the Annapurna region up close an opportunity to observe and explore various ethnic villages. The Himalayan range on to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking.

Journey to Annapurna base camp gets you enjoy the 360- degree views of the chain of peaks including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapurchre.  The region is also famous for the Kali Gandi River, the worlds deepest gorge. About 2/3rd of the tourist in Nepal put their first choice of Annapurna region thus, it is one of the bestselling trekking packages in Nepal. On the way back down make sure to get a soak in the hot springs at Tadapani.

This route is suitable for all year round. Whereas Spring and Autumn are the peak season often the trail is crowded. So, if you wish to avoid crowds, you can choose other seasons too. Trekking during winter is also possible, as the climate not so cold.

Features: Annapurna and Machhapuchhare base camp; Hot bath in Jhinu Danda; Splendid views of Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Mt Fishtail and Annapurna I; Apple Pie; Ethnic peoples’ (mainly Gurung).

5. Gosaikunda Trek – 10 Days

Gosaikunda Trek

Trip Duration: 5-10 days

Elevation: 4380 meters

Starting Point: Kathmandu and six-hour drive to Dhunche

Gosaikunda trek is one of the marvelous breathtaking scenic beauty treks in Langtang region of Nepal. Gosaikunda (4360m) also known as the frozen lake is the famous pilgrimage site for Hindus devotees. It is mostly visiting during the Janai Purnima festival by thousands of Pilgrims from Nepal and also from India. It is believed that once you bathe in this holy lake all your sins will be washed off. The trek offers evergreen forest, perfectly placed terraced slopes, along with a diverse range of flora and fauna. The path leads us to the divine lake of Gosaikunda and alpine yak pasture of Kyanjin Gompa from where the mountain panorama is spectacular.

Trekkers visit this place because of the adventure and beauty it serves. One can see the dramatic views of the west Himal Chuli (7,893 m) Ganesh Himal (7,406 m), and Manaslu (8156meter). It is a popular trekker’s destination due to its mesmerizing natural attractiveness along with kind and friendly civilization of Tamang, and Sherpa.

The best time to visit the lake is during Monsoon and Autumn when there is less cold and snow on the roadways. But you can dare to visit the place in off seasons too when the dense snow covers the lake providing the calm surrounding.

Features: Gosaikunda lake; Beautiful mountain views; short, moderate and wonderful trekking; dramatic views of mountains.

Planning Best Short treks in Nepal and need help?

All of the above mention treks offer great tea house accommodation so a lot of gear isn’t required. If you are planning to walk into the exotic terrains drop an inquiry, feel free to contact us and let us help you figure out how to make the most of your trip.