Best Short Treks in Nepal 2022/2023

  • Last Updated on Jan 27, 2023

Nepal has some of the world's best trekking routes amidst giant mountains and deep river valleys. Given the area you choose to trek and the difficulty level of the terrain, most of the trekking packages are two weeks or longer than that. But it doesn't mean there is no option for short treks in Nepal.

We understand that not everyone can do a 14 days EBC trek or 17 days Manaslu circuit trek. So, we have made a shorter itinerary for these two famous destinations and many others. Moreover, we have also added helicopter return in some of our packages, which first of all saves 4-5 days of walking back and also lets travelers witness spectacular aerial landscapes.

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At Admire Nepal, we have a range of short treks in Nepal for both beginner and experienced trekkers, which are equally adventurous and rewarding. You can custom-design any trek in the Himalayas and make it short too. But before you book a short trek, keep these things in mind:

  • Short treks are great and give you a lifetime experience, however make sure you are fit enough to cut down the rest days and can tolerate the pressure the venture may give you.

  • Choose the peak trekking seasons, so that you do not have to face any bad weather or cancellations.

  • Prepare properly and be well packed, even if it is a short trek.

  • Have some time for preparation in your hand if possible.

  • Pick the best trekking route as per your health, fitness, and trekking experience.

  • If your budget allows, go for luxury trekking or add helicopter return. You'll have a completely new perspective of the Himalayas.

Best short treks in Nepal 2022/2023

Below we have mentioned some of the Best short treks in Nepal for 2022/2023. These trekking packages are loved by travelers as they offer a very immersive experience. Do know that short treks in the Himalayas are not limited to these packages. You can talk to our travel consultant and know more about short trails.

Everest base camp short trek 13 days

  •  Trekking region: Everest
  • Duration: 13

  • Maximum Altitude: 5,644 m

  • Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

  • Accommodation: Lodge


Our 13 days Everest base camp trek is a luxury trek that can be done in 11 or 12 days too. It's a very comfortable trekking package that has luxury lodge accommodation and a helicopter return at the end of the trek. You'll enjoy most of the services like hot showers, comfy bed, WiFi, etc, with delicious meals while trekking. Not many trekkers do EBC trek in luxury style. So, only limited travelers have seen this infamous face of the Khumbu region.

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Mount Everest

Everest base camp trekking is all about high mountains, beautiful villages, friendly Sherpas, breathtaking sceneries, pushing your limits, and tranquility. You take a thrilling flight to Lukla airport and walk through lush rhododendron forests, crossing several suspension bridges and streams. The trek involves hikes to Hotel Everest View Nagarjuna hill and Kala Patthar. You'll visit ancient Tengboche and Pangboche monasteries.

Upon reaching Kala Patthar, you'll get to catch a gorgeous sunrise and take a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu. The helicopter flight from Kala Patthar flies over the Khumbu Glacier & Khumbu Icefall. The flight experience is mesmerizing and takes your Everest base camp short trek to the next level.

Annapurna base camp trek 10 days

  • Trekking region: Annapurna

  • Duration: 10 days

  • Maximum Altitude: 4,130 m

  • Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

  • Accommodation: Lodge

Snow Mountain Annapurna

Annapurna base camp trek is another famous two weeks base camp trek in Nepal. We have made a 10 day ABC trek for trekkers with limited time, who are willing to do a quick trek to Mt. Annapurna. Mt. Annapurna is the tenth highest mountain in the world, and the trek to its base camp is an adventurous journey through fine villages & dense forests. This trek explores the Annapurna Conservation Area.

The trail passes by many mountain communities. You'll get to see breathtaking views of the western Himalayan mountains along with heart-warming sceneries. The locals and their warm welcome will win your heart. The cascading waterfalls, rolling green hills, and terraced fields will make the walk pleasant. Moreover, the time you'll spend at Phewa Lake in Pokhara is relaxing too.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek

  • Trekking region: Lower Mustang

  • Duration: 11 days

  • Maximum Altitude: 3,800 m

  • Difficulty: Moderate

  • Accommodation: Lodge

Jomsom Muktinath trek traverses the lower Mustang region. The trails move along the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki gorge, and take you to one of the most significant pilgrimage sites in Nepal, Muktinath Temple. Jomsom Muktinath trekking has the perfect balance of adventure and experience. You'll walk alongside rugged verdant foothills & narrow alleys to spend time learning about the locals & their religious beliefs.

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The Jomsom Muktinath trek is 11 days long. The journey involves a scenic flight to Jomsom, a gorgeous town with an airport, WiFi, ATM, and other services. The trail passes by apple orchards and white-washed houses. The lifestyle of the locals and their culture make the trek even more fascinating. Mountains like Nilgiri, Tukuche, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, etc, are seen during the Jomsom Muktinath trekking.

Langtang Valley Trek 10 days

  • Trekking region: Langtang

  • Duration: 10 days

  • Maximum Altitude: 3,470 m

  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

  • Located north of Kathmandu, the Langtang valley is one of the nearest trekking routes from the city. You'll trek in the Langtang National Park, which is home to numerous flora and fauna. The Langtang valley trekking leads to the ancient monastery called Kyanjin Gompa and involves a hike to Tserko Ri. This short trek is a great option for travelers looking to explore the wilderness, great Himalayan mountains, and stunning glaciers.

 

Langtang valley trek 10 days is a short adventurous trek. By joining this trek, you'll be leaving the crowd of other famous trekking routes. The mountains like Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lhakpa, Mt. Kang Guru, etc, will decorate the trail. It is a guest house trek, so you'll spend close time with locals observing their daily lifestyle & culture. The Langtang region is mainly resided by Tamangs & Sherpas.

 

Tamang Heritage Trek

 
  • Trekking region: Langtang

  • Duration: 10 days

  • Maximum Altitude: 2,600 m

  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

  • Accommodation: Homestay

  • Tamang heritage trek is a community trek that explores the hidden part of the Langtang region. It is a famous trek among travelers who are looking to experience an authentic mountain lifestyle and a slow journey in the Himalayas. This 10 days trek offers close interactions with locals and is very enriching in the cultural aspect. The Tamang heritage trail is remote but not difficult. Therefore, new trekkers can go on this trek.

  • Tamangs are one of the indigenous groups in Nepal. The natives of the Langtang region are believed to be the direct descendants of Tibetans. They follow Tibetan Buddhism and have a lot of similarities with Tibetans when it comes to beliefs, traditions, etc. Tamang heritage trekking is a homestay trek. The trail mostly goes through lush forests and remote settlements, offering a beautiful mountain panorama.

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 10 Days

  • Trekking region: Annapurna

  • Duration:r 10 days

  • Maximum Altitude: 3,210 m

  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

  • Accommodation: Lodge

  • One of the other very famous short treks in Nepal, is the Ghorepani Poon hill trek. It is a 10 days trek that also combines your arrival and departure from Nepal. The Poon hill trekking route has long uphill trails, but it is not as physically exhausting as other treks. The Ghorepani Poon hill trekking explores the lower part of the Annapurna Conservation Area. The trail is well made and passes beautiful rhododendron forests.

Poonhill Yoga Trek

This trek gives you the perfect introduction to trekking in the Annapurna region. You walk past picturesque villages, crossing old bridges and lovely waterfalls. The views of snow-capped mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, Tukuche, Fishtail, Lamjung Himal, etc, are seen while taking. You get to see the culture of different communities, including Gurungs & Magars on this trek.

Short treks in Nepal are not only limited to these six trekking packages. We have hand-picked these packages as the best ones, but you can do a short trek in many parts of the Himalayas. Short treks in the Himalayas do give travelers with less travel time an opportunity to explore the mountains. However, if you choose to do a difficult trek in a short time, then the journey can get even more challenging.

Planning a perfect itinerary as per the terrain and the trekking region is absolutely necessary for a smooth trekking experience. Our travel consultant will help you design the perfect short trek in Nepal in spring/autumn. You can contact us for more information.

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