Short treks are one of the adventurous treks in Nepal which can be done in short time with full fun and satisfaction. Having many panoramic, religious, cultural and exciting trekking routes, Nepal has become the first choice for many people. Trekkers come from all around the world to have a view of mighty Himalayas and diverse cultural groups. Nepal has various trekking spots having beautiful views and scenarios of mountain ranges and cultural villages. Trekkers can have a benefit of both long and short treks in Nepal.
In short time trekking, people can explore the beauty and adventure equally like in long time trekking. Short trekking is suitable for all kind of individuals and groups. The cost of short trek depends on the trekking spot that trekkers have chosen to travel. In Nepal, the best season for trekking is during the month of March-May and September-December. Among many trekking places, we are here to list out 10 best short treks of Nepal.
1. Jomsom Trek
One of the best short trekking spot of Nepal is Jomsom. It takes nearly 5 days to have enjoyable moment of trekking here. Jomsom is a great place to visit in monsoon time. Trekkers will be able to see rain shadow of Himalayas during this moment. People can also enjoy their time travelling to Mustang alongside trekking at Jomsom.
2. Everest Panorama Trek
It takes 5 to 10 days of trekking at Everest Panorama. Those who have limited time can takes Everest Panorama Trek as their trekking destination. It is located at the heart of Everest region so trekkers will surely have great time here. The beautiful trekking destination includes Tengboche Monastery which has an amazing view of Ama Dablam.
3. Langtang Valley Trek
Another favorite short trekking destination of Nepal is Langtang Valley Trek. It will take nearly 8 days to spend enjoyable moments of trekking here. Trekkers will get to know Tamang culture and also have expansive views during their trek. It has no difficulty on means of transportation as it is located near from Kathmandu. After 2015 earthquake, most of the accommodation places are damaged so trekkers might feel difficulty for their comfortable accommodation. While it will be a great help for local people if trekkers will come and spend money through in the procedure of fulfilling trekking desire.
4. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Another popular short trekking place is Annapurna Base Camp Trek. It is surrounded by the top three Himalayan Ranges Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri. The trek takes nearly 6 to 10 days to complete. However if you have enough time this trek can be upto 15-20 days which is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Alongside beautiful Himalaya scenarios, trekkers will get to see world’s deepest gorge Kali Gandaki River. Rafting can be second option for trekkers after reaching Kali Gandaki.
5. Balthali Village Trek
For those who want to have beautiful views of lush green forests, rich terraced fields and ancient temples can choose Balthali Village as their favorite short trekking destination. This place is suitable for those trekkers who want to enjoy short day hikes around Kathmandu. It is just 40 km far from Kathmandu valley located at junction point of Roshi and Ladku Rivers.
6. Annapurna Royal Trekking
For beginner the best short trek is Annapurna Royal Trekking. The duration of trekking is 9 days. It is very easy for all people as strenuous walk is not required. People can have a great moment interacting and sharing cultural views with villagers here. Trekkers can also enjoy the natural beauty of Himalayas doing short treks. It has easy trails and less uphill hikes making easy for people who has high altitude problem.
7. The Chepang Hill Trek
The Chepang Hill Trek is famous for its enriching culture and distinct lifestyle of local people called Chepang. The indigenous people are known for practicing shamanism in Himalayas. It will be great support for them as they fall in the marginalized groups of Nepal. The duration of trek is 9 days which begins from Mahabharat range. Trekkers can have incredible sunrise views of Himalayas from Sira-chuli, one of the famous places of this place.
8. Kalinchowk trekking
Located at north of Kathmandu, Kalinchowk is one of the famous pilgrimage destination for trekking. It takes 9 days to complete trekking here. The trip is cost around 799 US dollar. From Kalinchowk, trekkers will get to travel and view the world’s highest mountain ranges like Annapurna, Everest, Manaslu, Lamjung, Langtang, Gaurishankar and Ganesh Himal. People will also have experience of culture of diverse group resides here like Tamang, Brahmin and Sherpa. They will also get a chance to interact with Thami people who are only found in this region. Likewise, another plus point trekking at this place is to see National bird Lophophorus and National Flower Rhododendron.
9. Sirubari Village Trekking
For foreigners who are looking for short time vacation and trekking in Nepal, Sirubari Village is one of the best places to visit. The duration of trekking at Sirubari Village is nearly of 8 days. Interested people will have to spend nearly 775 dollars to have fun at this trekking spot. Sirubari is famous for real Nepalese culture and tradition. Likewise, trekkers can have a view of Annapurna ranges from there. The village is located at the southwest of Pokhara.
10. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Often named as The Queen of Viewpoints, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is taken as one of the favorite short trekking spots of Nepal. It provides an amazing view of Annapurna ranges. It takes nearly 10 days to cover all trekking spots of this destination. The place is mostly known for its natural beauty like cascading waterfalls, dainty valleys, bustling silver serpentine rivers, primal hills and lush landscape of green vibrancy. It is also popularly known as a home of wildlife snow leopards, blue sheep and Himalayan thar.
Besides above mentioned short time trekking destinations, there are other places where trekkers can enjoy trekking with their short and limited time. Some places to be mentioned are Khopra Danda (6 days), Nar Phu Valley Trek (9 days), Pikey Peak (6 days), Ghandruk Trek (3 days) and Rara Lake Trek ( 8 days).