First and foremost thing, not just in Nepal but anywhere else—a trek, by its very definition, isn’t “easy.” Hiking is surely a physical activity that demands some level of exertion. And in the case of Nepal, a country known for its mountainous landscapes, an “easy trek” is relative. Almost all trek in Nepal features some climb, ranging from slight to steep. So then, what makes a trek easy? Sometimes, easy trek in Nepal simply means lower altitude. Sometimes it’s the short, not so steep hike that earns its position on the list of trekking for beginners in Nepal. It’s all about your experience with the steepness that determines if it’s an easy thing to do or not. Here is the list of 5 best easy trekking in Nepal that won’t probably hurt your shanks.
Pikey Peak Trek:
Everyone dreams to witness the world’s tallest mountain close enough. But you wont always have so much of time and cash. If so, Pikey Peak Trek is only for you. It is reported that famed mountaineer Edmund Hillary said that the Everest view from Pikey Peak was his all-time favorite.
The trek takes around 7 days with moderate walking. Besides, Everest, you can also witness the impressive view of many Himalayan range. You will also encounter important Buddhist monasteries and stupas along the way. The view of sunrise from the peak is just stunning. From the summit, you can observe 360-degree views from the mount Annapurna to Kanchenjunga. You will also get to visit Ringmo- a place known for apple orchards and apple pie.
Panchase Trek (4 Days):
This 4 days trek from Pokhara offers stunning mountain views. Each day, you should walk for three to four hours through a protected forest filled with a hundred kinds of orchids. You can enjoy most of the times viewing the epic mountains like Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri. You can also capture the great landscape photos and enjoy time in some of the local villages in the way as Bumdi, Bhadaure, and Panchase Bhanjyang.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek (5 Days)
It is Nepal’s most preferred destination and all for good reasons. Over the five days on the trek, you’ll get to experience the iconic view from the viewpoint at Poon Hill and the heritage village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk is known for its cultural insight and commanding views of Fishtail and Annapurna South. The amazing rhododendron forest will guide you through the entire Annapurna region. Ghorepani- Poon Hill Trek is relatively easy compared to other higher-altitude options.
The biggest plus of this trek is Pokhara cisty. Pokhara- a trekkers’ hub that sets on Phewa Lake is a gateway for this wonderful trek.
Solu Trek (6 Days)
Solu trek guides you into the lower Everest region which takes around 6 days. Being the lower altitude trek (maximum altitude is 2100m), this trek can be done by the people of average fitness. The trek no only offers a great mountain view, you can also spot monasteries, and get to know the local Sherpa culture.
Nagarkot- Changunarayan (2 days):
It’s the prodigious yet closest trek from the capital. The view of Kanchenjunga through Everest in the east and Dhaulagiri in the west is just stunning. Besides mountain view, Nagarkot is known for an early sunrise. Surely, you will cherish such a refreshing sight all your life. Along the trial you will have a great cultural experience as you encounter the people with traditional ethnic and culture.
The trek also includes the visit of the world-renowned structures as Bhaktapur Durbar square, Changu Narayan, and some other historical monuments.