Nepal provides a wide range of trails for trekking for trekkers who visit the country for a short duration. These are some of the best short treks Nepal has to share for travellers who are short on time, varying from 3 to 10 days.
It is possible to expand each of these treks; the number of days listed here indicates the minimum number of days you need to complete these trails.
Short Treks in Nepal
Today in this article, we have enlisted all the short trips that you can partake in during your visit to Nepal. They are:
- Ghandruk Trek (3 days)
- Balthali Trek (3 days)
- Ghorepani Trek (4 days)
- Kalinchowk Trek (4 days)
- Khopra Danda (6 days)
- Pikey Peak (6 days)
- Everest Panorama Trek (5-10 days)
- Langtang Trek (8 days)
- Nar Phu Valley Trek (9 days)
Through collaborating with our network of local experts in Nepal, all of these treks can be tailored to your exact needs and timetable.
To prepare for unexpected delays and conditions, allocate at least one day before and after your journey. These treks are classified from fast (3 days) to longer (10 days).
Ghandruk Trek (3 days)
In the Pokhara (tourism capital of Nepal) area, this classic 3-day Ghandruk trek leads you to the picturesque village of Ghandruk through vegetable paddies and stone stairs.
The views of the south of Annapurna (8,091 m) are stunning.
Balthali Trek (3 days)
The 3-day Balthali Village trek will give you a glimpse of trekking in Nepal for those with only a matter of days to spend in Nepal. The trailhead of this trek can easily be reached from the centre of Kathmandu within an hour's drive.
On this hike, you will have the option of staying in lovely accommodation or you can go for more traditional teahouses.
Ghorepani Trek (4 days)
In the Pokhara area, the Ghorepani/Poon Hill, the trek leads trekkers to the famous Poon Hill (3,210 m) viewpoint.
On the way out, the regular path follows a loop through Ghandruk.
Kalinchowk Trek (4 days)
The Kalinchowk trek's trailhead can be reached from Kathmandu in just half a day. The path parallels an elevated ridgeline of the Annapurna range with excellent views.
Note: on this trek, it would help if you camped on the way.
Khopra Danda (6 days)
This is a prevalent extension of the trek to Ghorepani/Poon Peak, which takes you to a ridge with great close-up views of the 8th highest mountain in the world, Dhaulagiri (3,357 m).
Pikey Peak (6 days)
In the lower Everest area, Pikey peak offers excellent views of Mount Everest (8,848 m) from a distance. The route parallels the first section of Jiri's Everest Route.
Everest Panorama Trek (5-10 days)
The Everest Panorama Trek takes you to the heart of Nepal's Everest Area. You will hike the first four days of the Everest Base Camp trail after a magnificent flight to Lukla (2,860 m) before you reach Tengboche Monastery (3,867 m) with its stunning views of Ama Dablam (6,812 m).
There are many options to make your Everest trek a more comfortable experience for travellers on a higher budget, utilizing higher-end hotels and optionally having helicopter trips in your itinerary to see more of the Everest area in less time.
Langtang Trek (8 days)
Due to its vast views, Tamang history, relatively gentle speed and convenient access from Kathmandu, the Langtang Valley Trek is a perennial favourite in Nepal.
In Langtang, the 2015 earthquake caused massive damage, and the valley was inaccessible to tourists for more than a year. Langtang is back now that the path and lodges have been reconstructed.
By raising much-needed revenue to restore in a sustainable and healthy manner, trekking in this beautiful valley would help the people of Langtang.
Nar Phu Valley Trek (9 days)
The Nar Phu trek brings hikers to a pair of valleys located between the regions of Manaslu and Annapurna. The trek is a real secret treasure, no longer seen on many hikes in Nepal, with an authentic feeling.
The forest of the Himalaya is awe-inspiring and on the road, you can encounter very few other trekkers.