Top 10 Destinations For Short Trekking In Nepal

As it is evident that Nepal has some of the beautiful places to visit and is often referred to as the real “Shangri-La”. But some of our travelers and trekkers may not always have the time needed to travel and fully discover most places in Nepal. So, this is the list of the best places where you can trek in a relatively shorter amount of time and still get the most of the trek and the environment one is in.


Without further delay, I would like to present the top 10 short trek choices in Nepal.

1.  Tilicho Lake Trek

Tilicho Lake - the highest lake in the world is located in the Manang district of Nepal. It is situated at an altitude of 4,919 meters (16,138 ft) in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas. Tilicho Lake Trekking starts from Besisahar, which goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent Tilicho lake trekking leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic views of the white Himalayas.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu - Altitude: 1400m                   

Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Besisahar and jeep drive to Manang - Altitude: 3400 m/11152 ft. | Drive: 8/9hrs | Meal: BLD

Day 03: Acclimatization in Manang | Meal: BLD

Day 04: Trek Manang to Tilicho Base Camp - Altitude: 4200m | Trek: 6 to 7 hrs. | Meal: BLD

Day 05: Excursion to Tilicho Lake, back to Tilicho Base Camp/Khangsar village - Altitude: 4,919 m | Trek: 6 to 7 hrs. | Meal: BLD

Day 06: Drive Khangsar village to Besisahar - Altitude: 760m | Meal: BLD

Day 07: Drive Besisahar to Kathmandu | Meal: B

Day 10: Departure | Meal: B

2.  Panchase Trek

Panchase trek - 4 Days is a beautiful short and soft camping trekking route around Pokhara, Nepal.  It lies in the Annapurna region of Nepal.  This is a pleasant trek in Nepal which starts and ends in the attractive ‘City of Lakes’ Pokhara. The uppermost point of Panchase trekking is about 2500m above sea level.

The trek starts in a unique style with a boat tour across Lake Phewa taking you to the starting point of the trek with an unforgettable closer view of the Himalayas, unbeatable Landscapes, total wilderness experience and natural heritage site with the peaceful environment.

The Panchase Hill (2,500 m) is often considered to be the best viewpoint. From Panchase, you will get to witness the enormous Himalayan peaks of Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung, Gangapurna, and Manaslu. The forests in the Panchase area are very diverse, and much of it is classified as protected forest consisting of a large number of orchid species at over 100 and rhododendron forest. Panchase is actually one of the hill stations in the Annapurna Region and also a religious site for Hindu People as well for other trekkers. You can see a remarkable sunrise over the snowy Himalayan peaks which will make your trek worthwhile.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Boat across Fewa Lake and trek to Bumdi - Altitude: 1,520 m./ 4,986 ft | Trek: 3hrs | Meal: LD

Day 02: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang - Altitude: 2,065 m./ 6,774 ft | Trek: 4hrs | Meal: BLD

Day 03: Trek to Bhadaure. Altitude: 1,670 m./ 5,479 ft | Trek: 3 hrs | Meal: BLD

Day 04: Trek to Naudanda - Trek: 2hrs | Drive back to Pokhara | Meal: BL

3.  Tamang Heritage Trek

Tamang Heritage trek offer a rich culture and tradition of Tamang, beautiful Mountains and adventurous trekking experience. Entering to the Tamang hamlets let you experience the isolated lifestyle rituals, festivals, Tibetan culture, unique architecture, costumes and the local Syabru dance with background of charming mountains. Explore the ancient Gompas, Buddhist prayer rocks engraved with sacred mantras and colorful prayer flags that mystify the Himalayan habitat of Tamang.

Tamang is an ethnic group hugely settled in lap of Langtang range, considered to be migrated from Burma via Tibet during 7th/8th centuries. Etymologically, Tamang originates from two words in Tibetan language: "Ta" means Horse and "Mang" means Warrior. The warm hospitality of Briddim and joining with the host family, savoring local cuisine will make your trip awesome.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01    Arrival day in Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner) 

Day 02    Drive to Syabrubesi (Altitude: 1,420m/4,658ft Drive: 8/9 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Day 03    Trek to Gatlang (Altitude: 2238m/7342ft Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Day 04    Trek to Tatopani (Altitude: 2380m/7808ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Day 05    Trek to Thuman (Altitude: 2238m/7342ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Day 06    Trek to Briddim (Altitude: 2239m/7345ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Day 07    Trek to Syabrubesi (Altitude: 1460m/4790ft. Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Day 08    Drive to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350m/4428ft. Trek 8-9 hrs. Meal: BD)

4.  Short Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal trekking trail takes trekkers to the base camp of Mardi Himal offering an extraordinary view of the majestic Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Manaslu. It also offers to breathe taking a view of blue glaciers of the Annapurna sanctuary. The location lies east of the Annapurna Base Camp in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This, off the beaten trail, takes the trekkers away from the other busy trail through the forest of Rhododendron and Juniper and the pristine little settlements of Tamang and Gurung people, all the way up to the base of Mardi Himal. Camping every night, sleeping under the stars and the mighty Himalayas offer utmost adventure to the trekkers. 4,500m is the maximum altitude achieved during this trek.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Kande and trek to Deurali - Altitude: 2200m | Trek: 4hrs | Meal LD

Day 02: Trek to Forest Camp - Altitude: 2,600m | Trek: 5-6 hours | Meal: BLD

Day 03: Trek to High Camp - Altitude: 3,150m | Trek: 5-6 hours | Meal: BLD

Day 04: Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp - Altitude: 4500m | Trek to Low Camp - Altitude: 2,900m | Trek: 5-6 hours | Meal: BLD

Day 05: Trek to Siding village - Altitude: 1,750m) | Trek: 6 hours | Meal: BLD

Day 06: Trek to Lumre and drive to Pokhara | Trek: 3 hours | Drive: 2 hours | Meal: B

5.  Kalinchowk Trek

A Kalinchowk Trek is a short excursion trek in the hill top viewing splendid Mt. Gaurishankar, Melungste, Langtang, Ganesh Himal and many more.

If you have a short time and wants some challenging hike, Kalinchowk trek would be perfect one. Only three days trek to Kalinchowk would be amazing that starts with a drive from Kathmandu to the Eastern Nepal at Charikot. Enjoy the tremendous landscape, mountains, loving locals and culture. An arduous ascent in a clear weather will offer a breathtaking view of snow capped peaks including Mt. Gaurishankar, Mt. Langtang, Melungste in the north with the pleasing sound from springs is really a great achievement.

Kalinchowk is named after the hilltop shrine Kali- the Hindu Goddess and a symbol of Power. From here, two giant rivers: Sunkoshi and Tamakoshi get originates.  At the top, the shrine Kalinchowk Bhagawati resides facing south with background of beautiful mountains and surrounded by metal Trident and Bells. Standing at the top after an arduous walk becomes worthwhile while enjoying the heavenly views.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel (Altitude: 1,300m/4,264 ft. Meal: Dinner)

Day 02: Drive to Charikot in a Public Bus following Bhotekoshi River (Altitude: 1554 m/ 51328 ft. Drive: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Day 03: Drive to Kuri in a Local Sharing Jeep OR, Trek to Kuri (Trek: 6/7 hrs. if drive: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Day 04: Excursion to Kalinchowk Bhagawati and back to Kuri; Drive or trek back to Charikot (Altitude: 3790 m/ 12507 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. if drive: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Day 05: Morning short drive/walk to Dolakha Bhimsen temple, and drive to Kathmandu in a Public Bus (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Drive: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Day 06: Departure (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B)

6.  Short PoonHill Trek

Poon Hill Trek is the most spectacular short trek in the Annapurna region. Poon Hill is perfectly positioned, 3,200 m hill with close up view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. The sweeping view of the Kali Gandaki valley wedged between two 8,000 m peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri makes Poon hill the most surreal trek. This short trek is also culturally rich with villages of ‘Pun Magar’ and Gurungs full with legends of famous Gorkha warriors. This is the most rewarding short trek in Nepal with easy access from Pokhara.

Outline Itinerary

DAY 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga - Altitude: 1,600M | Drive: 2hr | Trek: 4/5 hr | Meal: LD

DAY 02: Trek to Ghorepani - Altitude: 2,800 M | Trek: 6 hrs | Meal: BLD

DAY 03: Short hike to Poon Hill - Altitude: 3,210 m and Trek to Tadapani - Altitude: 2630 m | Trek: 5/6 hr | Meal: BLD

DAY 04: Short walk to Ghandruk - Altitude:1,940 | Trek: 3 hr | Meal: BLD

DAY 05: Trek down to Nayapul  - Trek: 5 Hrs & Drive back to Pokhara | Meal: BL

7.  Short Langtang Trek

Short Langtang Trek 8 Days is basically the Langtang base camp trek design for the people with the limited time frame. People who do not have enough time can make Langtang base camp trek in eight days. In Langtang trek, we climb through a wild forest of hemlocks, oaks, maples, and rhododendrons. View of prayer flags, beautiful field of buckwheat, potato and barley, yak pastures, traditional stones, and wood houses are the main highlights of this trek.


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel - Altitude: 1,400 m) | Meal: Dinner

Day 02: Kathmandu to SyabruBesi - Altitude: 1,420m/4,658ft | Drive: 8/9 hrs. | Meal: BLD

Day 03: SyabruBesi to Lama Hotel - Altitude: 2340m/7,675ft. | Trek: 5-6 hrs. | Meal: BLD

Day 04: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village - Altitude: 3,480m/11,415ft. | Trek: 5-6 hrs. | Meal: BLD

Day 05: Langtang Village to Kyanjin - Altitude: 3,870m/12,697ft. | Trek: 3-4 hrs. | Meal: BLD

Day 06: Trek back to Lama hotel - Altitude: 2340m/7,675ft. | Trek: 6-7 hrs. | Meal: BLD

Day 07: Trek from Lama Hotel to SyabruBesi and drive back to Kathmandu - Altitude: 1,420m/4,658ft | Drive: 8/9 hrs. | Meal: BLD

Day 08: Transfer to the International Airport for your Final Flight Departure. | Meal: B

8.  Short Sikles Trek

Sikles Trek- a perfect trip to explore pristine lifestyle of Gurung villagers in the exotic landscape facing Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Annapurna, and Mt. Lamjung.

Sikles Trek takes you to a beautiful village settled by the Gurung flourishes unique traditional lifestyle and culture. The trail newly developed and takes you to the untouched mountain village lying in the shadow of Annapurna and Lamjung mountains. You will follow the narrow lanes flanked by the stones and entered to ribbon type traditionally built village of Gurung. You will encounter the well preserved Gurung culture and a traditional way of making handicrafts along with ancient water driven flour mill.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive to Pokhara, (Altitude: 823 m/2710 ft. Drive: 5/6 hrs. Meal: Breakfast)

Day 02: Drive to Bijaypur, trek to Kalikasthan [Altitude: 1370 m/4496 ft.; Drive: 1 hour; Trek: around 5 hours; Meal: BLD]

Day 03: Trek Kalikasthan to Lamachour [Trek: around 5 hours; Meal: BLD]

Day 04: Trek Lamachour to Sikles-O/N at Mt. Lodge (Trek: around 5 hours; Meal: BLD)

Day 05: Full day explore around Sikles

Day 06: Trek Sikles to Bhaisikharka

Day 07: Trek Bhaisikharka to Ghale Gaon

Day 08: Trek Ghale Gaon to Khudi/Besisahar

Day 09: Drive Besisahar to Pokhara

9.  Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

A short trek to the Annapurna Base Camp is the best way to enjoy the breathtaking view Annapurna region, most of which are over 6000 metres with the entrance of narrow valley between the peaks of Hiunchuli (6441m) and Machapuchhre (6993 m), where run-off from glaciers drain into Modi Khola River. The unique combination of heights and depths on the 5-day trek into the Annapurna Sanctuary give rise to an extraordinary variety of ecosystems. Every moment the trek rewards with the worthwhile watch. It may be culture, landscapes or the pleasant weather. Annapurna Conservation Area Project has the lead role in preserving the flora, fauna, wild life, and the fragile nature of the region. The conserved area includes both the Base Camps Macchapucchre and Annapurna. The trek in the region is also particularly popular because the trial also takes you the famous trekking peaks of Nepal including Tent Peak, Fluted Peak, and Hiunchuli.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Siwai Via Nayapul Pokhara - Drive: 2 hrs | Trek to Chhomrong village | Trek: 7 hrs | Meal: LD

Day 02: Trek from Chhomrong to Himalayan - Altitude: 2920m | Trek: 8 Hrs  | Meal: BLD

Day 03: Trek from Himalayan to Annapurna base camp (Altitude: 4130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp - Altitude: 3720m | Trek: 6/ 7 hrs  | Meal: BLD

Day 04: Trek from ABC to Sinuwa - Altitude: 2,250 m | Trek: 6/7 hrs  | Meal: BLD

Day 05: Trek from Sinuwa to Siwai - Altitude: 1800m | Trek:2 hrs then drive to Nayapul and Pokhara | Drive: 2 hr  | Meal: BL

10.     Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Rapid Everest Trek 7 days Trekking Package is specially designed for people with a limited time frame, you will see the wonderful views of the Mt.Everest, Lotse, Ama Dablam and many other snow peaks. We trek till Syanboche and From Syanboche we can observe the beautiful views of Khumjung and Khunde  village. Khumjung (3,780m) is the largest village in Khumbu that presents you wonderful mountain views.There is an impressive Gompa in Khumjung village from where we can view Ama Dablam, the rocky pyramid of Thamserku and crags of Khumbila.

The Khunde village (3,840m) is famous for Khunde Chamkang, a Buddhist temple. Inside the temple is a statue of thousand-armed Avalokitesvara, the Tibetan god of compassion, who is represented on earth by the Dalai Lama. The popular Namche Bazaar, the capital city of the Sherpas, is also a main attraction of this trek. The 'Saturday Market' at the bottom of Namche is interesting for tourists to get a chance to socialize and shopping.

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Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m) and transfer to the hotel

Day 02 : Rest and trekking preparation

Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m) and start trekking and stay overnight at Monjo(2,840m)

Day 04 : Trek from Monjo to Namche (3,420m)

Day 05 : About one hour walk up to syanboche (3,790m) Trek down to Lukla

Day 06 : Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu and rest.

Day 07 : Transfer to the International Airport for your Final Flight Departure.

All of the above mentioned treks are unique and exciting in their own rights. You can be assured that you won’t be disappointed by choosing any one of them. Hope this Information regarding the “Top 10 destinations For Short Trekking In Nepal” proves out to be useful insights on which place to pick . But rest assured that whichever destination you pick you won’t regret it as all of these above places provide any traveler with sheer and immense excitement and adventure of travelling through it. So, pack your backs,head out and get ready to make wonderful memories and get ready for an adventure that will last for a lifetime.

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