7 Best Easy Treks In Nepal


Overview Short/Easy Treks In Nepal

Some of us have always been in love with the idea of trekking amidst magical natural sceneries but have not been able to materialize our dreams because it feels too daunting to embark on our trekking journey in a tedious trekking route. And then there are times when we want to trek but without facing many hassles in the trail. There exist such convenient, easy treks in Nepal where we can enjoy the natural beauty without much trouble given the ease with which they can be ventured upon.

Given the varied landscapes, Nepal has to offer a variety of trekking routes from challenging Himalayan trails to the laid back single day treks suitable for children, elderly and families. If you wish to relish the thrill of trekking but are anxious about the hardship you would have to endure in the sloppy trails, we offer you a list of easy short treks in Nepal for ease.

Herein, We Provide a List Of The Best 7 Easy Treks For Both Beginners And Veteran Travelers:

1. Ghorepani Poon Hill Short Trek


Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, known as the Annapurna Sunrise Trekking is a popular five days trip in the Annapurna Region adorned by breathtaking rhododendron forests along the way and the amazing panoramic views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, especially at daybreak. This is considered as one of the easiest and best short trekking routes in Nepal.

Here, as much as you get to savor the natural beauty of the lush green forests and Himalayas, you get to observe the lifestyle and culture of the locals, the Gurung people. It is best to trek in this region between the months of October and June. And there is accommodation and food facility along the trekking way thus it is suitable for solo travelers and for trekking with families as well.

Tourist Attractions:

  • Breathtaking rhododendron forests en route
  • Panoramic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna at daybreak
  • Gurung community and culture

2. Nagarkot To Changunarayan Short Trek


Nagarkot-Changunarayan Trek is a short two-day trek in the outskirts of Kathmandu Valley. This is ideal for trekking in months of September-December and February-June. It is suitable for those looking for an easy, less time-consuming adventure. This is a great option to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for time being amidst the magnificent views of the Dhaulagiri mountain on the west and Kanchenjunga and Everest in the east.

The icing of this trek is the beautiful sunrise you get to observe early at dawn with the panoramic view of mountains on which the daylight reflects to give the same impression of art on canvas. Also, you get the opportunity to experience the culture of the local village and examine the world popular structures of the Bhaktapur Durbar square including the Changu Narayan temple, Fifty-five windowed palace and other historically and culturally significant monuments which represent the Newari art, architectures, and culture

This is a good trekking idea to escape the chaos of the city for a short time and it is very convenient with food and accommodation facilities from the start to end of the trek.

Tourist Attractions:

  • Sheltered environment to relax
  • Beautiful sunrise at dawn adorned by mountains
  • Experience of local culture and heritage

3. Chepang Hill Easy Trek


Chepang Hill Trek is a popular trekking place in Chitwan which takes approximately eight days to trek. This trekking route passes through the Chepang village. This trek takes you to the unaffected hillsides of Chitwan in the Mahabharat range.

The Chepang Hill Trek is a perfect blend of cultural experience, lifestyle study, and sightseeing as we move amongst the settlements of the semi-nomadic group, namely Chepang who are an ethnic group surviving on fruits and roots away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Along with this outlook on the life of the indigenous group, you are sure to enjoy the majestic views of the sunrise, mountains and the birds along the route.

Tourist Attractions:

  • The Chepang village and culture
  • Majestic views of sunrise
  • The Flora and Fauna

4. Ghalegaun Easy Trek


Ghalegaun Short trek is a six days easy trek in Nepal to the outlying Gurung village of Ghale Gaun, approximately twenty kilometres northwest of Kathmandu. The best season to trek around this region lies between the months April and June, and between September and November. The Ghalegaun village huddles in the lap of the Annapurna range at the height of 2095 meters and has lots to offer to its visitors.

Here, we can enjoy the panoramic views of the Ganesh Himal, Annapurna Range, Manaslu Himal, and Lamjung Himal as we sip our morning tea on a clear day or eat our breakfast in one of the guests' houses that are present there alongside Gurung Dance performances. Apart from its scenic beauty, this village provides the travelers with the opportunity to experience the culture and lifestyle of the villagers and a good chance to study their socioeconomic status in a short span of time. In this cultural trip, you get the chance to learn about the costumes, dances, and practices of the locals encompassing Lamaism, Shamanism along with Herbal medication. And, you can always attend the local cultural events in the village as per your wish.

In your short detour around Ghalegaun village, you get to observe the snow-clad mountain peaks, the mountain flora, and fauna including a plethora of medicinal herbs and rhododendron forest, and variety of birds and wild species of animals. Again, you can visit another village; a hundred meters above Ghalegaun, namely the Ghanpokhari village where there is a honey hunting site with majestic views of the Mountains.

Moreover, you do not have to worry about food and lodging as there are homestay and other lodging facilities made available by the local people.

Tourist Attractions:

  • Easy, less time-consuming adventure
  • Mountainous flora and fauna
  • The chance to observe the Gurung culture, art, and practices
  • Nearby honey hunting site and homestays

5. Ghandruk Easy Trek


Ghandruk Cultural trek is suitable for both veteran and novice trekkers; it takes at most six days to trek and is at an elevation of 2000 meter. The best time to trek around this place is between the month of September and June. We can make it to the Ghandruk village which is located in the Kaski District even with six hours a day of trekking per day. This trek has the least chances of altitude sickness so it is ideal for families who have children and even elderly people.

This trek has to offer the panoramic vista of different mountains like Himchuli, Machapuchre, and mountains of the Annapurna range. Ghandruk village provides the route to other popular trekking spots like Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill as well and is popular for its Gurung villages which depict the cultural facet of the mountains and the homestay facilities where the local culture and lifestyle can be lived by directly experiencing it.

Tourist Attractions:

  • The scenic beauty of Himchuli, Machapuchre, and Annapurna
  • The chance to observe the cultural facet of the mountains

6. Shivapuri Short Trek


Shivapuri Trek is the trek to the second-highest hill that surrounds the Kathmandu valley, at the height of 2732 meters and is ideal for an easy and comfortable outdoor adventure. The maximum number of days needed to complete this trek is five and this trek can be taken at any time of the year.

In this easy trek in Nepal, we can relish the watershed as well as the wildlife which includes different floras and faunas. We can savor the eagle-eye view of the Kathmandu valley down below and the mountain ranges on the east from the Shivapuri Hill. The Shivapuri trek is an all in one package where you can experience both the natural and cultural life of Kathmandu suburb.

Tourist Attraction:

  • The natural and cultural life in all its essence
  • Views of Kathmandu valley below and majestic mountain ranges eastwards

7. Namo Buddha To Phulchowki Short Trek


Namobuddha-Phulchowki trek is a six days easy trek in Nepal which starts from the Namo Buddha Stupa to the Phulchowki Mandir which is Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage site respectively. Namo Buddha is approximately forty kilometres away from Kathmandu. The Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery in Namo Buddha is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal and is highly revered around the world. This place is sure to provide tranquillity to your mind with its pacifying environment; monasteries and prayer flags adorning the setting.

On the other hand, Phulchowki is the highest hill amongst the hills that surround Kathmandu valley; it is situated approximately fourteen kilometres from Kathmandu valley. Phulchowki which takes its name after a Hindu goddess is revered by Hindus and is visited as a Hindu pilgrimage site. The Namo Buddha- Phulchowki trek is a blend of religious and natural specialities.

Tourist Attraction:

  • A pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists
  • The cultural and natural setting

This list of a short and easy trek in Nepal is sure to fulfil your trekking dreams with ease and adventure going hand in hand.

  • Kevin

    17 Apr 2019

    Nice Article.


    19 Apr 2019


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