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7 Short and Easy Treks in Nepal

Nepal offers a variety of treks to all types of trekking enthusiasts. From the world’s most extreme trek, “the great Himalayan Trail” to the most beautiful one-day treks in the world, Nepal satisfies the desires of every type of trekking enthusiasts.

If you wish to savor the beauty of trekking in this Himalayan paradise, but cannot afford the hard physical strain, then Nepal has a beautiful yet easy trek to offer you.

Here is a list of some of the best short and easy treks in Nepal. With absolutely no risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), these short and easy treks in Nepal are perfect for families, elderly and children who can enjoy the life in the village along with an easy walk along  nature’s paradise

1. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking - Short and easy trek in Nepal

Number of days: 5

Difficulty level: Easy

Best time to trek: October- June

Maximum elevation: 2,855 m

Travel highlight:

  • Views of magnificent Dhaulagiri and Annapurna,
  • Insight into Gurung lifestyle and culture

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a 5 day long trip to one of the most famous places in the Annapurna region, which used to be the main pass for Tibetan traders to get to Pokhara from Mustang. The trek is considered to be one of the best treks in Nepal.

The trail is blessed with vantage points where you get to witness the magnificent Dhaulagiri and Annapurna during beautiful sunrises.

The Ghandruk village is a beautiful balance between nature and culture- an ethnic Gurung village with rich traditions and Buddhist culture with the panoramic view of Annapurna range embracing the entire skyline.

There are enough accommodation and food services en route for the ease of the trekkers.

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2. Nagarkot – Changunarayan Trek

Nagarkot trekking short and easy trek in Nepal

Number of days: 2

Difficulty level: Easy

Best time to trek: September – December, February- June

Maximum elevation: 2100m

Travel highlight:

  • Mountain views
  • World heritage sites

The Nagarkot- Changunarayan Trek is very close to the capital city but provides you the magnificent view of Dhaulagiri in the west to Kanchenjunga through Everest in the east.

The highlight of the trip is the early sunrise that adorns the entire skyline covered with the majestic mountains. Such a refreshing sight to cherish all your life.

The trail is a great cultural experience along the encounters with traditional ethnic people and their culture.

The world-renowned structures of the Bhaktapur Durbar square like 55 windowed Palace, Changu Narayan, and other historical monuments provide a peek into the traditional Newari art, architecture and culture.

It is the best trip to freshen up your senses away so close yet farther from the city life. In this trek, you encounter many lodges, tea houses, restaurants, and hotels for the easy accommodations and food during and at the end of the trek.

3. Chepang Hill Trek

Chepang Hill Trek- Short and easy trek in Nepal

Number of days: 8 days

Difficulty level: Easy

Best time to trek: Spring/Autumn/winter

Maximum elevation: 3500 meter

Travel highlight:

  • Unique ethnic people and their lifestyles

This is an exotic trek which offers a closer peeking inside the lives of Chepang people.  The trek through the Mahabharata range, at moderate altitude through less crowded, beautiful hillsides allows you to indulge in the life of the semi-nomadic Chepang people.

The Chepangs are ethnic people with a distinct lifestyle who feed on fruits and roots and have unique cultures of their own. Due to the remoteness from city life full of conveniences, the indigenous people are considered to be among the marginalized groups of Nepal.

Along with the new cultural experience, you will enjoy the mesmerizing views of the sunrise, mountains from Sira-chuli and bird watching along the trail.

This trek helps you explore the true condition of  Chepang people on one hand, while on the other the trek helps promote local products, expand local tourism, and show their clear picture to rest of the world.

4. Ghalegaun short Trek

Ghalegaun Trek- Short and easy treks in Nepal

Number of days: 6 days

Difficulty level: Easy

Best time to trek: April-June, September-November

Maximum elevation: 2016 m

Travel highlight:

  • Indigenous people
  • Mountain scenes
  • Gurung cultures

Ghale Gaun Short Trekking is an eco-cultural trek about 20.5 km northwest of Kathmandu to the isolated, untouched village of Ghale Gaun.

The trek allows you to experience the indigenous people, their lifestyle, culture, socio-economic status and more in just a few days trip. You can attend cultural events while staying at the local peoples’ houses. And, enjoy tantalizing views of the Annapurna region, Ganesh Himal, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu Himal.

The Gurung people with their traditional costumes, dances, and lifestyle with practices like Shamanism, Lamaism, herbal medication, etc allow you to experience a cultural trip like no other.

A little detour to the Ghanpokhara village lets you enjoy the mountain peaks, Himalayan flora and fauna and the specialty of the place – honey hunting sites.

Comfortable stay in local’s house and lodges run by local people offers you memorable food with warm hospitality.

5. Ghandruk Cultural Trek

Fhandruk- Short and easy Trek in Nepal

Number of Days: 6

Difficulty level: Easy

Best season to travel: September – June

Maximum elevation: 2000m

Travel highlights:

  • Traditional Gurung villages,
  • Spectacular mountain views
  • Homestay facilities

Ghandruk Cultural trek is an easy trek through comfortable trails with a maximum of 6 hours of trekking a day. With no risk of altitude sickness and other problems, the trek is best even for families with children or the elderly.

The scenic mountain views are excellent from the various viewpoints, however, the highlight of the trek is the Gurung village where you get to indulge in the traditional customs and celebrations.

On the trip, you traverse through lovely forests, lush hilly villages and enjoy the mesmerizing views of the different terrains that adorn the area. The village is famous for its homestay services and local tourism activities

6. Shivapuri Trek

Shivapuri short trekking in nepal

Number of days: 5

Difficulty level: easy

Best time to trek: Throughout the year

Maximum elevation: 2732 m

Travel highlight:

  • Buddhist and Hindu cultures
  • Panoramic views of Langtang
  • Manaslu and Mustang

This short trek to the second highest hill surrounding the valley is for those who wish to enjoy a comfortable trek. Shivapuri trek allows you to enjoy the watershed, wildlife as well as different birds and insects that vary according to the different seasons.

As you can go on this trek throughout the year, you can have a different experience of the flora and fauna at different times. You will enjoy the sights of the valley below, the eastern mountain ranges and enticing rural Nepali life between the sunsets and sunrises.

From the various vantage points, you can see the mountains welcoming you with mesmerizing views which will make the hike worthwhile.

7. Namo Buddha – Phulchowki Trek

namao Buddha easy trek in nepal

Number of days: 6 days

Difficulty level: Easy

Best time to trek: throughout the year

Maximum elevation: 2765 m

Travel highlight:

  • Bird watching
  • Rich flora and fauna
  • Traditional Tamang settlements
  • Magnificent mountain views.

The trek is named after Namo Buddha Stupa and Phulchowki Mandir which are the holy pilgrim sites for Buddhists and Hindus respectively. Namo Buddha provides a peaceful and spiritual experience with prayer flags, monasteries.

While Phulchowki is the highest hill surrounding the valley which is also a perfect spot for bird watching with 55 species of migratory birds visiting on occasions. It is worth visiting to encounter the rare flora, butterflies, and mammals, including leopard, squirrels, martens etc.

In this trek, you walk in the outskirts of the valley and enjoy the everyday agricultural and business activities of the locals. There are enough lodges and eateries that offer best food and rest.

Conclusion

These short and easy treks in Nepal are sure to leave you astonished with their own unique beauty without much physical hardship.

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  1. […] from extremely difficult to short and easy trek routes, Nepal has various types of treks to satisfy all kinds of interests and […]

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