Planning a short trip to Nepal? These Best short trek Nepal that can be completed in less than one week can be a great choice for you.
Foothills of the Nepalese Himalaya proffer awe-inspiring views. Everyone would be delighted to view mighty Everest from the base camp itself. But that would take weeks and wouldn’t accommodate with your short time. So the concern is what are the best short trekking destination of Nepal and would they be equally worth?
The fact is- short treks and hikes can still lead to the true insight of Nepal. These easy and moderate treks have easy access, comfortable lodges to basic teahouses. So if you are in Nepal just for few days, don’t stick to Kathmandu and Pokhara- Go beyond and hunt amazing places.
So now the question is “What are the best one-week trekking destinations in Nepal?” Well, I have spent a couple of hours to solve the mystery for you.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
This place deserves the top place in every list- it’s just amazing.
Ghorepani is a mountain pass in the foothills of Annapurna offering an up-close view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. This is the most scenic short trek from Pokhara. Rhododendron forest walk and the charming villages are the highlights of this moderate trek. This is definitely the Best short trek Nepal.
Also known as Annapurna Sunrise Point, this 4 days trek from Pokhara is so prodigious. Some of Nepal’s biggest peaks appears so close form the top hill of Poonhill. The view from Poon Hill tower (3210m/10531ft) includes Annapurna I, Annapurna South, and Dhaulagiri.
The first 2 days the trail is all about a steady climb between the Sherpa villages. And the trial is more amazing during spring. Poonhill is around an hour far from Ghorepani where you will be spending a night.
Starting Point for Poon Hill trek: Pokhara and one hour taxi to Nayapul.
Number of Day for Poon hill trek: 4 or 5 days
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Everest View Trek
Whether you spend a whole month or just a week in Everest, you can’t afford to return back without the close look of mighty Everest. It’s a popular trek to Khumbu region of Nepal which begins from Lukla and goes up to Phakding, Namche, and Tengboche.
The trek includes a walk along the Dudh Koshi river as you pass through traverse via lush rhododendron forest and yak pastures. And the best part is- the trek includes Tengboche monastery (largest monasteries in the Khumbu region at 3,870 m). Not just Everest, you get to enjoy the view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, and other smaller ones.
Starting Point for Everest View Trek: Kathmandu and 45 min flight to Lukla
Minimum Day Required for Everest View Trek: 5 Day
Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal trek is the latest trend in Nepal’s trekking. It’s short but equally prodigious as Annapurna circuit trek. The trail passes along the subtropical rhododendron and oak forests. You will pass via a rocky slope and grazing meadows which are slightly slippery to add some tough fun to your trek. Recently discovered, this is the Best short trek Nepal.
The highest point at Mardi Himal Base Camp is 4,500 m from Sea Level. You can enjoy the equally staggering view of Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Annapurna, Mardi Himal, and some other surrounding peaks. The newly opened teahouses and homestay will make the journey comfortable and luxurious.
Starting Point for Mardi Himal trek: Pokhara
Time for Mardi Himal Trek: 6 day
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Lakes of Gosainkunda
Want some exulting than panorama view of Himalayas? The 6 days trek to Gosaikunda Lake (4360m) is just for you. It’s not just a pilgrimage site for Hindus who but a once in a lifetime trek experience. You will spend the first few days ascending through the thick forests before reaching treeline at Cholang Paty. There, you will encounter with the towering Langtang Himal and Annapurna.
The trek can be extended to steady 8 days trek as well, but 6 days trek to Gosaikunda is rather thrilling and fun. The lake is all frozen during winter and beautifully sparkling during summer.
Starting Point for Gosainkunda lake: Kathmandu and six-hour drive to Dhunche
Minimum Day required lakes of Gosainkunda: 5 to 6 Days
Dhampus Australian Base camp Trek
This 4 days best short trek Nepal near Pokhara valley is increasingly gaining popularity over time. Dhampus offers the most prodigious sunrise view while Australian Base camp Trek adduces the Panorama view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri range and Machhapuchhre (fishtail). The trek also includes a walk from green hills and terraces to Sarankot that allows the most beautiful view of Pokhara valley.
This trek is very popular among internal tourist when Australian Base camp Trek gets occasional snowfall during winter. If you are in Pokhara, it’s the best you can choose.
The starting point for Dhampus Australian Base camp Trek: Pokhara
Minimum days required for Dhampus Australian Base camp Trek: 4 days.
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