9th May 2019

11 Best Short Treks in Nepal

Nepal is heaven for Trekking lovers and needless to say there is plenty of popular trekking to do in Nepal. But if you are looking for the best short treks in Nepal, go through the list below and pick few for your next visit to Nepal.

”In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.
-John Muir”

It’s all up to you on how you’d want to explore the mountains. You can either have long adventurous treks or choose to do a number of short and easy treks.

Short treks are sometimes more fun than the long and strenuous ones. Why? Obviously, because you get to travel to more places without a big budget and they are easy and fun.

Thank us later! Here are some short yet interesting treks to do.

There are many but here are some of my favorite short treks in Nepal:

Everest Mini Trek

Are you looking forward to trek to the World’s Highest Mountain? Trek to the mighty Mt. Everest and feel the glory!

Everest Mini Trek is about enjoying the breathtaking experience of being in the lap of Himalayas and admiring the mighty view of mountains that lies above eight thousand meters from the sea level. The charming beauty of the Himalaya as you walk up to Tengboche monastery shall leave you spellbound.

Everest Mini Trek

Everest Mini Trek

The mountains like Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Everest, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Cho-Oyu and many other mountains in the Mahalangur range of Himalayas would make you feel as if the mountains are just a few steps ahead of you.

If you are searching for a short trek with less physical stress and efforts yet a magnificent view of the mountains, Everest Mini Trek is for you. So, let us guide you through the Himalayan terrain and its diversity as you dwell deep into the beauty of nature.

Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Are you ready for the enchanting journey to Langtang valley and Gosaikunda lake with Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek? You will be stunned to witness the views of mountains and lakes there.! Nepal Intrepid Treks offers you an opportunity to plunge into the wild with mountains and lakes in one of the most accessible trekking regions of Nepal. From the chaos of Kathmandu to the serenity of Langtang, we ensure you a fascinating journey worth cherishing.

Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek

The wild landscape, geographical diversity, natural species, flora and fauna in the Langtang region would have you enchanted. Also, the sacred lakes of Gosaikunda carrying religious importance and the picturesque mountains would be worth the watch. It is believed that anyone who takes a dip into the lake will get rid of sins and pain from life.

So, are you excited to opt for Langtang Gosaikunda lake trek? It is a beautiful combo of mountain and mountain lakes that will provide you an opportunity to walk through the dense forests, springs, valleys, wild landscape and jovial villages with views of mountains and glaciers- all in one short trek! Don’t have second thoughts about it!

Annapurna View Trek or Annapurna Panorama Trek

Annapurna is one of the most diversified trekking regions in Nepal. Along with the diversified topography, Annapurna can also be one of the destinations for short trek while your visit to Nepal. Annapurna View Trek also known as Annapurna Sunrise View Trek is a short trek of about 10-11 days with amazing views of the Himalayas. The cultural programs and the traditional rituals are the factors of the major highlight of this trek.

If you are thriving for mesmerizing views of the Himalayas with an amazing trek experience, don’t hesitate to put it on your trek list. Furthermore, if you are interested to spend more days in the Annapurna region, then, we would be very pleased to organize Annapurna Base Camp as per your interests.

Tamang Heritage Trek

Nepal is a beautiful country best praised for its diversity in terms of culture. If you are planning to explore the authentic culture in Nepal, Nepal Intrepid Trek is here to guide you to the green midlands of Langtang through a new trek route opened between Langtang and Ganesh Himal.

A short trek would probably be worth the try for a new taste on culture, isn’t it? This trail is rich in culture and passes through villages of local tribes like Syabrubensi, Gatlang, Tatopani, Thuman, and Buddhism.

Tamang Heritage Trek is not just for nature lovers, it is for someone who’s looking forward to exchanging cultures.

Tamang Heritage Trek is a beautiful opportunity to explore through the lifestyle and living of the Tamang community and get some insights on them. Langtang region has a majority of Tamang community. They are the local residents and inhabitants who have been preserving their unique culture, religion, tradition, and dialect for a long time there.

Therefore, Tamang Heritage Trek, by its name, is a cultural trek that helps you witness a unique lifestyle of the indigenous community in the Langtang region.

Tamang Heritage Trek

Tamang Heritage Trek

The night stay at the guesthouses in Tamang villages throughout the trek will let you witness the warm hospitality and regards of the local inhabitants.

If you are interested, let us know and we would ensure the best travel experience for you on short treks!

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is one of the recently opened trails to Mardi Himal in Annapurna region of Nepal. It is one of the most preferred short treks. This trek takes you away from the chaotic city region into a widely praised Annapurna region to experience the grandeur of the Annapurna region in its most beautiful attire. This short trek in Nepal is all about beautiful mountain views, fascinating landscapes, understanding the purest beauty of nature and warm hospitality of people residing in that area.

It is the best way to experience the real essence of natural and cultural exploration. You would be enchanted with the closest view of Annapurna ranges and other neighboring peaks.

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

After reaching the Mardi Himal Base Camp, you would be spellbound by the view there. The clear view of mountains covered up with thick layers of crystalline snow would make your heart leap up with joy.

So, are you ready for this captivating journey to Mardi Himal? Nepal Intrepid Treks escorts you to Mardi Himal with the best experience throughout the journey. Don’t miss your chance to explore the depths of Himalayas, all just in one short trek!

Everest Luxury Trek

Are you ready to set out for a luxurious trek to the Everest Region of Nepal? Trek to Everest is a challenging journey. Not only you have to resist the changes with increasing elevation but also you have to build the courage to face them which makes it a difficult task. However, you need not need to worry about that as we offer you a luxurious journey from best hotels at Kathmandu to luxury guesthouses at Everest.

By its name, Everest Luxury Trek, it ensures you a luxurious stay throughout your journey with the best luxurious lodges available.

Everest Luxury Trek

Everest Luxury Trek

Everest Luxury Trek is all about luxury during the trek. Enjoy your views and journey while having a comfortable time in best lodges and walking through a less tiring path. You will be blessed with the views of beautiful mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho-oyu, Mt. Thamserku and many more. So, what are you waiting for? Let Nepal Intrepid Trek escort you on this luxurious trek! We are more than pleased to offer you our services with a professional crew that we possess!

Langtang Valley Trek

Located 19 miles northwards Kathmandu, Langtang valley is undoubtedly a good travel destination for short treks in Nepal. It is rich in its wilderness and tranquil landscape. Nepal Langtang Valley takes you through the enchanting alleys of Langtang and lets you experience the bewitching view of snow-capped mountains and glaciers.

The dense pine trees, beautiful varieties of rhododendron, bamboo forests, alpine meadows, and yak pastures! Just explore the diversity of flora and fauna in the Langtang valley region.

langtang valley trek

langtang valley trek

Langtang valley is an open book for those who seek to read it. The rugged path, snow glaciers, mountain streams, dense forests of rhododendron, pine and bamboo makes the valley more appealing. Besides, it is the perfect destination if you are willing to explore the natural diversity in a short trek.

Ganesh Himal Trek

Ganesh Himal Trek is always a good idea if you are planning to experience mountain trekking in a very short time. It is located just 70 kilometers northwest to the capital- Kathmandu. It takes you through the beautiful deep forests, villages and beaten trail in the central east region of Nepal.


Langtang region, where Tamang inhabitants reside is the route way to Ganesh Himal. So, 

This Short Trek leads you to a heavenly space that lies in between the hills and forests in between the beautiful Himalayas. 

Along with having vegetative diversity and diversity regarding floras and faunas, the region is a home to rare species of plants and animals. So, are you ready for this exciting venture towards the hills, forests, rivers and waterfalls? Nepal Intrepid Treks is right here to make your journey wonderful and remarkable.

Chisapani Helambu Trek

Chisapani Helambu Trek is the last one on our list of short treks in Nepal. It is one of the easiest and best treks to the Langtang region of Nepal. This journey takes you through the wild landscape similar to that of the Tibetan Highlands and breathtaking views of mountains, villages, and landscapes. One of the major reasons why the Helambu trek is so famous is because of its natural splendor and gratifying climate.

Chisapani Helambu Trek

Chisapani Helambu Trek

The region lies 72 kilometers towards the northeast of Kathmandu. The region extends from north of Taramarang to Gosaikunda lake and then to the lower slopes of Jugal Himal. This short trek offers a wide range of exploration of mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows, waterfalls, and rivers with less climbing.

This short trek is a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with the local inhabitants and their culture in the mid-hills of Nepal. You would be blessed with beautiful views of mountains and astonishing natural sceneries throughout its trail. Chisapani Helambu Trek is suitable for all kinds of travelers since it is the best package for travelers wanting to experience the beauty of the Himalayas in a short trek.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is an ultimate short trek in Annapurna region of Nepal that offers some impressive close up views of mountains in abundance. It is an easy trek suitable for people from all age groups. From a child, youth, adult to elderly people, the trek is suitable for all. It starts from the foothills of Annapurna and takes you along the ethic settlements in those area to Ghorepani, a beautiful Gurung village that lies in the backdrop of Annapurna massif. Poonhill at an elevation of 3210 meters is a beautiful viewpoint in the region that offers some breathtaking views of mountains in Annapurna range.


The panoramic views of mountains like Annapurna Himal, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Macchapucchre, etc from this point looks spectacular. Above all, the glorious views of sunrise and sunset from the snow clad mountains, its simply phenomenon.

Pikey Danda Trek

Pikey Danda is a short and magnificent trek that takes you to Solu region of Nepal. It is well known for its wonderful mountain views and sunrise/sunset views. One can explore the real essence of Sherpa culture and Buddhism religion through this trek. It is one of the less travelled trek that offers some outstanding views of mountains and mountainous landscape. The journey to Pikey Danda starts with a flight from Jiri to Phalpu. From here, you pass various villages and forested area on the trail to Pikey Dnada. From the Danda, one can get some sensational views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Gurishankar, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many other neighboring peaks.

Pikey Danda Trek is probably one of the low elevation treks in Everest region of Nepal that offers the sight of many eight-thousand-meter-high peaks in a single go. Apart from mountain view, the trek is also enriched with rich local culture, traditional Sherpa people, lush rhododendron forests and Buddhism religion. The above mentioned are some of the best short treks in Nepal. Apart from these, there are various short trekking options like Khopra Danda Trek, Annapurna Short Trek, Annapurna Short Base Camp Trek, etc. If you seek for more options, make sure you contact us at info@intrepidtreks.com. We shall share some more trekking options that might best suit your need.

Are you ready to get wanderlust in the Himalayan panorama?

Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expedition offers you some of the best short treks in Nepal led by experienced and professional trekking guides. Along with the guaranteed departure, we ensure you a quality service at a reasonable price. Also, if you are looking for a customized itinerary, we shall do that for you.

We customize our itineraries as per your need, preference, budget and time constraint. What sets us apart from other travel companies is our team of experienced local trekking guides who would make sure the trek becomes your lifetime memory.

How many of these have you tried? Share your experience of a short trek in Nepal in the comment below. 🙂


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