Trekking is one of the reasons why Nepal is so popular among travelers. The beautiful places, peaceful nature, rich culture makes Nepal a great destination for those who are looking for internal enlightenment and getting away from the noise.
Every trekking route in Nepal has its own characteristics, some are empty, some are crowded, some are long and difficult, and some treks are short and easy.
Mostly, a minimum of two weeks is recommended to explore the beauty of Nepal, such as Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek. However, if you have a short vacation or you cannot afford the hard physical strain, then look for short treks between 3-7 days like Annapurna Sunrise Trek; we have shortlisted the five best short treks that can be done in Nepal, some may be little strenuous but are easily accomplishable.
Annapurna Sunrise Trek
The most popular short and easy trekking in Nepal, Annapurna Sunrise Trek can be done in 4 to 5 days. This trek takes you up to 3210m, i.e., Poonhill. You will be able to experience the most beautiful sunrise and the mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Macchapucchre. Most importantly, you don’t need to worry about altitude sickness. The difficulty level of Annapurna Sunrise Trek is easy, and the best season for Ghorepani poonhill trek is September – December & March-May.
Gosaikunda is the ideal destination for the fit and healthy trekkers with the short-medium. In this trek, you have to reach up to 4380 meters, which is fairly tough. The difficulty level of Gosaikunda Trek is moderate, and the best time to visit Gosaikunda is September – December & March-May.
The best part of this trek is you can enjoy the dense forest of rhododendron, oak, bamboo, and to accomplish this trek, and you don’t need to carry a lot of gear.
Kathmandu Sundarijal Nagarkot Trek
This trek is one of the shortest treks near Kathmandu valley, and it is suitable for all types of trekkers and can be done in 3 days. During this trek, you can experience the spectacular northern Himalayan views, which emits an ethereal glow in the setting sunlight. This is probably the best short trek for amazing mountain views.
The best time to go for this combined Kathmandu Sundarijal Nagarkot Trek is from March to May and from September to November.
Ghandruk trek is an easy and short trek through the comfortable route with a maximum of 6 hours of trekking per day. The trek is best even for families with children or the elderly; people of any age can easily accomplish this trek as there is no risk of altitude sickness and other problems.
Ghandruk trek offers scenic views of Annapurnas and other mountains, and the view during sunset and sunrise is breathtaking. In this trek, you will get a chance to indulge in the traditional Gurung customs and celebrations.
All of these above treks are short and easily accessible in Nepal. That is why you don’t need to be well prepared to carry several trekking gears and stuff. Accommodation will be at normal route tea houses, and food is locally made. No matter where you decide to go, every moment your trek will be memorable.
About The Author
Aksharika is an avid traveler who loves to travel and explore new places. Since 2000, she has been working as a trekking guide for Green Society Adventure, a reputed travel agency in Nepal, and has trekked with many nationals along the plains, hills, and Himalayas of Nepal. Get in touch with her to talk about travels at aksharika[@]greensocietyadventure.com