5th December 2019

Best Top Short Treks in Nepal

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If you are planning for a short and sweet trekking vacation in Nepal, then we have many options at your pursuance. Nepal Intrepid Treks offers some best short treks in Nepal that are suitable for those who wish for a short and relaxing vacation in Nepal. Nepal is a country with diverse geography, topography and climatic condition. From flat plains in Terai, lush hills in Hilly belts to wild mountains in Mountain belts, Nepal possesses topographical variance with biodiversity and vibrant ecosystem.

The lush hills, valleys, rivers, lakes and mountains make Nepal an ideal place for a peaceful vacation in the lap of mother nature. Besides, the cultural aspects of Nepal are even more impressive. The diverse people from different castes and sub-castes are a matter of interest. They have their own unique culture, custom, religion, festivals, languages and ways of living.

 Here, we have pointed out some Best Short Treks in Nepal:

1. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

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

2. Mardi Himal Trek

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For those who are looking for a quieter and more off beaten kind of trekking experience in the Annapurna region of Nepal, Mardi Himal Trek is an ideal choice. It goes through one of the less-visited sections of Annapurna that has gained a lot of attention lately. Like other treks in the Annapurna region, it too starts from the foothills of Annapurna. It passes some lush, dense forests, ethnic villages, verdant valleys, terraced farmlands and shimmering rivers to Mardi Himal Base Camp (4500 m).

As the trail ascends from base camp to forests camp and then to Mardi Himal Base Camp, one can notice the drastic change in vegetation that has gone treeless from the lushness. From the Mardi Himal Base Camp, one can enjoy some uninterrupted views of mountains in Annapurna range that includes Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Macchapucchre, etc. This trek can more be refreshing in terms of its isolated nature. One can avoid the flock of tourists in the Annapurna region during peak season if you opt for Mardi Himal Trek.

3. Everest Panorama Trek

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Everest Panorama Trek is the shortest trek to the Everest region of Nepal. Also, known as Everest View Trek, the trek allows you to witness the glory of the mighty Mt. Everest from very close. It starts with a scenic flight above the Himalayas to Lukla airport in the Khumbu region of Nepal. While in Lukla airport, you are already at a higher elevation region. From the Lukla airport, you descend to the Dudhkoshi river and cross a long suspension bridge to follow a trail that leads you to Phakding. From Phakding, we enter into Sagarmatha National Park enriched with Himalayan biodiversity.

We pass charming Sherpa villages like Monjo and Jorsale on the way to Namche. Namche Bazaar is a buzzing town in Khumbu region full of shops, guesthouses, cyber cafes, hotels, etc. from Namche, we hike up to Everest View Hotel for some close of views of mountains in Everest regions that includes Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. further, the trail traverses through a scenic route up and down to Tengboche monastery, a popular spiritual hub in the Everest region. The trek concludes with a walk back to Lukla Airport and flights back to Kathmandu. So, Everest Panorama Trek is a short and comparatively easy trek to the Everest region of Nepal.

4. Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek is a quick and most accessible trekking journey that can be easily reached from the capital city of Kathmandu. Through the valley can be achieved with a day drive, the region is still untouched by any modernization and receives a few numbers of travellers yearly. The part is a classic combination of mountains, wilderness and authentic Tamang culture. The trail to Langtang valley traverses through the Langtang Conservation Area, which is home to diverse species of floras, faunas, birds and butterflies.

As you open up to the valley, you can witness the dry and wild mountainous terrain that resembles that of the Tibetan plateaus. The valley is glorified by the mountains all around. Kyanjin Ri, the valley is an ideal viewpoint in the valley to rejoice the magnificence of Langtang ranges that include Langtang Himal and Dorje Lakpa. As you enter into the valley, you can notice the Tibetan Buddhist religion prevalent in that area.

Kyanjin Gompa, prayer flags, stupas and mani walls on the way reflect the Buddhism religion prevalent here. Likewise, Tamang and Sherpa villages in the valley give some insight into the rich Tamang culture and religion. The valley possesses a local yak cheese factory where one can taste the pure yak cheese. So, Langtang Valley Trek as a whole is a delightful short trek where you can experience the beautiful mix of nature and culture.

5. Pikey Danda Trek

Pikey Dand is a short and magnificent trek that takes you to the Solu region of Nepal. It is well known for its splendid 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 treks that offers some outstanding views of mountains and mountainous landscape.

The journey to Pikey Danda starts with a flight from Jiri to Phaplu. From here, you pass various villages and forested areas on the trail to Pikey Dada. From the Danda, one can get some sensational views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Gauri Shankar, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many other neighbouring peaks.

Pikey Danda Trek is probably one of the low elevation treks in the 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 opportunities, make sure you contact us at info@intrepidtreks.com. We shall share some more trekking options that might best suit your needs.



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