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Nepal is a paradise for trekkers as it has various trekking routes to meet the different needs of the trekkers. The landscape goes through a dramatic change with each season, providing hikers with different terrains and scenes. 

The variety in trekking in Nepal is so wide that there is no limit to the trekking experience that one can have; this means that you will always find new adventures to enjoy. Today in this blog we are talking about the easiest and short treks in Nepal which is really easy for both the beginners and the experienced. Nevertheless, they take less than a week to complete. 

This is just a run-of-the-mill walk suitable for persons who have time limitations and not much physical fitness to back them up as they embark on this trek. The simple trek is the best option for you whether you are with your buddies, or your family or craving a solo trip.

Below, check out the well-known short and easy treks that you shall not miss at any cost.

1. Everest Panorama Trek

Region: Everest 

Max altitude: 2860m

Duration: 9 Days

Transportation: Flight (to Lukla)

Difficulty: Moderate

Best Time to Visit: Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)

Accommodation: Tea houses and lodges

Permits: Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Card are required

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If you are planning to see the World’s highest mountain in the world Everest(8848 m) with your own eyes then Everest Panorama Trek will be perfect for you. Your journey begins from Kathmandu by taking the thrilling flight to Lukla( world Dangerous airport in the world). Landing at the airport you will start to see the gigantic view of several mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse (7,861m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), and other snow-capped peaks.

Then trekking in the picturesque villages of Phaking and Namche Bazar while enjoying the panoramic view of the mountain peaks will leave you in awe. On the way, you will pass through the famous Tengboche Monastery, Khumjung village (home of the famous Yeti scalp), Sagarmatha National Park, Suspension bridge, Rivers and Rhododendron forest( Spring Season). 

You will also get the opportunity to visit the world-renowned Everest View Hotel located at an altitude of 3880 meters. This iconic hotel offers you a 360-degree view of the stunning mountain peaks including Everest. Imagine having breakfast in the world’s highest hotel and enjoying the beauty of the Everest Region. Your heart and soul will fill with happiness and memories that will remain in your heart. 

For booking the Everest Panorama Trek check here: Everest Panorama Trek

2. Annapurna Panorama View Trek

Region: Annapurna

Max Altitude: Approximately 3,210 meters

Duration: 8 Days

Transportation: Usually by road from Kathmandu to Pokhara, then by road to the trek starting point

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Best Time to Visit: Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)

Accommodation: Tea houses and lodges 

Permits: Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Card are required

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Annapurna Panorama View trek takes you to the famous well-marked trekking route which is used for reaching Annapurna base camp and other popular treks in Annapurna Region. This trek offers you the majestic view of the tallest mountains like Annapurna (8,091m), Hiuchuli (6,441m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), and Manaslu (8,156m).

The main highlight of this trek is the sunrise view from the famous vintage point of Poonhill. Waking up early in the small village of Ghorepani and hiking to Poonhill for the sunrise view. When the sun slowly rises and the sun rays hit the big mountain peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri turning them into gold, this moment will take your breath away. It gives you a feeling of heaven on earth. 

Also passing through the Rhododendron forests, terraced slopes, and lush vegetation takes you close to nature. Another interesting part of this trek is visiting the museum in Ghandruk village. Here, you can try on traditional Gurung dresses and take pictures with them. This trek is the combination of nature, stunning views and immersing in the culture that you should definitely try once in your lifetime. 

For booking Annapurna Panorama View Trek check here: Annapurna Panorama View Trek

3. Mardi Himal Trek 

Region: Annapurna

Max Altitude: Approximately 4,500 meters

Duration: 10 Days

Transportation: Usually by road from Kathmandu to Pokhara, then by road to the trek starting point

Difficulty: Moderate

Best Time to Visit: Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)

Accommodation: Tea houses and lodges

Permits: Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Card are required

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Recently gaining popularity after the renowned Everest and Annapurna Base Camp treks, trekking in the Mardi Himal region has become a bucket list item for many travellers, from locals to international adventurers. 

From the top of the base camp, you can get jaw-dropping views of Mardi Himal (5,587m), as well as Macchapucchre (6993m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), BarahaShikhar (7,647m), SinguChuli (6,501m), Annapurna I (8,090m), and Annapurna South (7,219m).

This trek allows you to explore the famous tourist hub of Pokhara city and witness the amazing view of the diverse landscape and mountain peaks. Enjoying the warm hospitality of locals and enjoying local dishes and watching the sunrise and sunset view, this trek is definitely one you should not miss while traveling in the Annapurna Region.

For booking Mardi Himal Trek check here: Mardi Himal Trek

4. Khopra Danda Trek Trek 

Region: Annapurna

Max Altitude: Approximately 3600m (Khopra Ridge)

Duration: 8-9 Days( side trip to Khayer lake, 4500m takes 11 days)

Transportation: Usually by road from Kathmandu to Pokhara, then by road to the trek starting point

Difficulty: Moderate

Best Time to Visit: Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)

Accommodation: Tea houses and lodges along the trekking route

Permits: Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Card are required

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This trek is newly introduced in the Annapurna region. This hidden gem is explored by a few people so we can find the pure beauty of nature in the wilderness. This short trek is easily accessible and can be best for all ages. 

During this trek, you will walk through the beautiful natural areas with less number of visitors around. Making the journey more peaceful and best for those who love peace and want to avoid crowds. You will be surrounded by the gigantic mountain view, river, lakes, lush hills green forest and amazing scenery. The view from the Khopre Dada is absolutely amazing and will blow your mind.

Further, this trek offers a magnificent view of the Annapurna South (7,219m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), and Dhaulagiri (8167m) including diverse landscape.

Moreover, if you want to make your trekking experience more adventurous then you can add side trips to Khayer Lake. You need two more extra days to reach this lake and return. It is situated at an altitude of 4500m, and the view from this lake is jaw-dropping. While returning you will also hike to Poon, which is a paradise palace with a sunrise view. You can get a 360-degree view of the Annapurna Range from this vantage point.

For booking Khopra Danda Trek check here: Khopra Danda Trek

6. Ghorepani Poon Hill Sunrise Trek

Region: Annapurna

Max Altitude: Approximately 33210m Poon Hill

Duration: 5-7 Days

Transportation: Usually by road from Kathmandu to Pokhara, then by road to the trek starting point

Difficulty: Easy

Best Time to Visit: Feb, Mar, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, Nov & Dec

Accommodation: Tea houses and lodges along the trekking route

Permits: Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Card are required

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One of the shortest treks in the Annapurna region which can be completed in a week, is best for family, friends, and solo travellers. The main highlight of this trek is reaching Poon Hill for the sunrise view. 

From the Poohill you can get a spectacular view of sunrise over the majestic peak of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri.

Along with the panoramic view of the mountain, you can observe the deepest gorge, Kaligandaki river, rhododendron forest, charming village and traditional house. 

Also, you will get a chance to immerse yourself in the Gurung traditions learning their living style, culture and traditions. Watching the Annapurna mountain and several other peaks without worrying about physical fitness and altitude sickness and near Pokhara, this place is suitable for everyone who loves to spend their precious time in natural beauty.

7. Langtang Valley Trek

Region: Langtang

Max Altitude: Approximately 3,850m (Kyanjin Gompa)

Duration: Typically 8-10 Days (with an optional side trip to Tserko Ri)

Transportation: Usually by road from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, the trek starting point

Difficulty: Moderate

Best Time to Visit: Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)

Accommodation: Tea houses and lodges along the trekking route

Permits: Langtang National Park Entry Permit, TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Card Are required

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Situated approximately 125 km from the Kathmandu Valley, the Langtang Valley trek is one of the shortest treks located in the Langtang Region. During the Langtang Valley trek, you will be walking inside the Langtang National Park and exploring the endangered species of plants and animals. You will get the opportunity to see animals such as wild boar, Ghoral, grey langur monkey, Himalayan brown bear, Musk deer, and if lucky red panda and snow leopard.

In a short time, you can marvel at the breathtaking landscape of the Langtang region and witness the mesmerizing beauty of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Langtang II, and more. Also Known as the ‘Valley of Glaciers,’ Langtang Valley takes you to the beautiful town of Kyanjin Gompa. This town provides a backdrop of snow-capped peaks which are beyond imagination. You can also extend your trek to the Tseri Ri, even though it is challenging it is worth visiting.  

For booking Langtang Valley Trek check here: Langtang Valley Trek

8. Helambu Trek

Region: Langtang

Max Altitude: Approximately 3,650 m (Tharepati)

Duration: Typically 8 Days 

Transportation: Usually by road from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, the trek starting point

Difficulty: Easy

Best Time to Visit: Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)

Accommodation: Tea houses and lodges along the trekking route

Permits: Langtang National Park Entry Permit, TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Card and Shivapuri National Park Entry Permit Are required

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Just one hour drive from Kathmandu the Helambu trek starts from the Sundarijal. It is also one of the closest Himalayan treks from Kathmandu. Located in the remote part, your trekking journey begins from the Shivapuri National Park. 

The main attraction of the Helambu trek is watching the simple lifestyle of the Hyolmo people, their culture, beautiful Sundarijal water and Mountain Likes, Dorje Lakpa, Manaslu, and Langtang ranges. The mesmerizing view of the mountain peaks and trekking through the forests, lush valleys, and charming Tamang and Sherpa communities is enjoyable and adventurous.

For booking Helambu Trek check here: Helambu Trek

9. Nagarkot Chisapani Trek

Region: Bhaktapur

Max Altitude: Approximately 2,195 meters

Duration: Typically 5 Days 

Transportation: By road from Kathmandu to Bhaktapur

Difficulty: Easy

Best Time to Visit: Feb, Mar, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, Nov & Dec

Accommodation: Hotel and lodge

Permits: Shivapuri National Park Entry Permit

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If you are thinking of trekking inside the city area then the Nagarkot Chisapani trek will be the best for you. After a scenic short drive from Kathmandu, your trekking journey starts from Shivapuri National Park towards Chisapani. You will pass through a small village which is mainly dominated by the Tamang people. 

Then after that, you will head for Nagarkot for the panoramic view of Mount Everest, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang on clear days. You won’t be able to see the entire Everest range, but you’ll catch sight of the main peak. We recommend bringing binoculars on this trek to enhance your mountain-viewing experience.

Another highlight of this trek is visiting the Hindu temple, Changu Narayan. This temple is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This trek is perfect to visit with family and friends. 

For booking Nagarkot Chisapani Trek check here: Nagarkot Chisapani Trek

10. Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Region: Annapurna region

Max Altitude: Approximately 3710m

Duration: Typically 8 Days 

Transportation: By road from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Difficulty: Moderate

Best Time to Visit: September – December & February to June

Accommodation: Hotel and lodge

Permits: Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit

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The Jomsom Muktinath Trek in Nepal starts from Jomsom, the headquarters town of Mustang district. Then you will follow the path which passes through beautiful landscapes. During the hike, you can see charming villages, green valleys, and barren landscapes. 

You can enjoy grand views of the Dhaulagiri Himalaya range with Nilgiris and Mustang Himal. 

The main attraction of this trek is Muktinath, a holy place where people go to pray to Lord Vishnu. A place of beautiful 108 water spouts. Also visiting the Kagbeni which holds historical importance, this palace is the gateway to the Upper Mustang and Tibet border.

This trek gives you the opportunity to see the traditional villages, and diverse cultures and receive warm hospitality from local people. It is a journey combined with spirituality and adventure.

For booking Jomsom Muktinath Trek check here: Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Final Say

Nepal has many beautiful trekking routes, some of which are short and relatively easy trails ideal for newbies as well as those with only a limited time for trekking. From the serenity of the Annapurna region to the rich cultural heritage of Kathmandu Valley, these treks offer a tincture of Nepal’s multifarious landscapes without putting huge time and much effort. 

Either a Nagarkot hike for the spectacular panoramic mountain views or a walk through the beautiful villages of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, easy treks in Nepal give even the lowest adventurers unique opportunities.

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