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Best Short Distance Treks in Nepal 

Many people visit Nepal for the beauty of the mountains, dreaming of climbing or trekking in the mountains. Others are attracted to the culture of Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara, or any other city in Nepal, and still, others are hoping to achieve spiritual awakening. But, Short Distance Treks in Nepal are something everyone will surely love.

If you dream about trekking through the scenic landscapes of Nepal, you’ll always have lots of options. However, not all people can afford or manage long-distance treks but want to make the most of their time in Nepal. In Nepal, there are many destinations with short-distance trekking as well as equally mesmerizing locations and rewarding experiences for such people.

Do not fret if you plan to do some trekking in Nepal but do not wish to waste much of your time. We have compiled a list of a few of the best trekking spots in the country that can be completed within a week.

  • Ghandruk Village Trek
  • Mardi Himal Trek
  • Trek to the Sikles Village
  • Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek
  • Panchase Trek

Those trekking trails are sure to make for a fantastic trip, but if you still aren’t convinced, let’s look at them a bit more closely.

Ghandruk Village Trek

The trek to Ghandruk village introduces you to the typical hillside Gurung village. This is a popular gateway to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek and one of the best Short Distance Treks in Nepal. You have the opportunity to see the local tourism-related activities in the villages to make your trek more enjoyable. Furthermore, enjoy the view of alpine lakes, fields, and mountains, including Annapurna South, while sleeping in comfortable teahouses along the trails.

In terms of real village experience amidst massive Nepali cities, Ghandruk is one of the most beautiful ones out there and quite honestly mesmerizing. A Gurung museum is also located in the village. The trek is ideal for anyone looking for a short hike around Pokhara with easy trails and few climbs or descents.

  • Preferable Season: All year round
  • Trek Duration: Approximately five days
  • Starting Point: Pothana
  • Maximum Altitude: 1,940 meters 
  • Trek Permits: No
  • Accommodation Type: Teahouse and Homestays
  • Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trekking is a relatively new venture in Nepal’s Annapurna region that features some splendid examples of Mother Nature in a clean and lively atmosphere. In just a few short years, the trek has gained a lot of popularity. There is nothing more refreshing than a short trek through the mountains of the Annapurna region, walking through amazing glacier villages and rarely seen landscapes.

As spring approaches, you will view the Rhododendron blossoms. Also, the locals are ready to provide you with warm and cozy accommodations. Plus, the Mardi Himal Trek is a completely unspoiled trail with surprises along the way. Unlike other treks, we do not need to repeat the same route because the trail circumnavigates the Mardi Himal.

As you trek through the Mardi Himal area, you’ll get a view of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu ranges, as well as the villages of Siding, Australian Camp, Pothana, and Lwang. Sheep and goat herders once used these trails to take their sheep and goats for grazing.

  • Preferable Season: From March to May (Mild Weather) and from late September to early December (Cold Weather)
  • Trek Duration: Approximately seven days
  • Starting Point: Phedi
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,250 meters
  • Trek Permits: ACAP, TIMS
  • Accommodation Type: Teahouse and Lodges
  • Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Additionally, the trail is a great way to learn about the locals’ culture, festivals, lifestyles, customs, and practices and experience their hospitality. The locals are friendly and show you a great time.

Trek to the Sikles Village

You will walk through lush rhododendron forests and serene landscapes on the Siklesh trek. This trek will take you through the pristine hillside settlements beneath giant peaks. If you want to participate in some late-night singing and dancing during your stay, you can join Rodhi Ghar. Also, you can see the local handicrafts and participate in some tourism activities. Finally, you can explore the rich biodiversity of the area. 

A well-preserved village located in the Kaski district, Sikles is one of the region’s earliest and largest Gurung settlements. Sikles is located on a hill at the height of 2,000 meters. Moreover, the villagers of Sikles village are primarily of Gurung ethnicity, and they are considered Nepal’s second-largest Gurung village.

  • Preferable Season: From March to May (Mild Weather) and from late September to early December (Cold Weather)
  • Trek Duration: Approximately five days
  • Starting Point: Bijaypur Khola
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,000 meters 
  • Trek Permits: No
  • Accommodation Type: Teahouse and Homestays
  • Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is one of the best short treks in the Annapurna region! It is suitable for hikers of all ages, particularly good for families with children, and it can be accomplished in a maximum of 4 or 5 days while still getting the experience of the Annapurna region. One of the best Short Distance Treks in Nepal.

 You can enhance your trekking experience at Ghorepani by being able to see the beautiful Poon hills from this small village below Poon Hill, where the people primarily belong to the Magar community. The Poon Hill is also the best viewing point for Annapurnas, the Dhaulagiri and Varaha Shikhar mountains, the Nilgiri and Tukuche mountains, and Lamjung Himal.

  • Preferable Season: All year round
  • Trek Duration: Approximately five days
  • Starting Point: Nayapul
  • Maximum Altitude: 3210 meters at Poon Hill
  • Trek Permits: ACAP, TIMS
  • Accommodation Type: Teahouse and Homestays
  • Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Panchase Trek

Panchase is a hillock in the Annapurna region that is renowned for its religious significance. The top of the hill is a great vantage point for taking in the amazing view of the Annapurna range. The varied landscape makes it a picturesque place. There are a lot of religious sites like Siddha Baba, Panchase Lake, Boudha Stupa, Caves, and terraced rice fields. Lush vegetation, alpine meadows, and terraced rice fields make it heaven on Earth.

From Panchase Hill’s peak, you can enjoy views of snowcapped mountains over 8000 meters. After walking for three to four days through dense jungle and alongside streams, you will finally reach the Himalayan range with its stunning sceneries.

  • Preferable Season: From March to May (Mild Weather) and from late September to early December (Cold Weather)
  • Trek Duration: Approximately four days
  • Starting Point: Bundi
  • Maximum Altitude: 2517 meters 
  • Trek Permits: No
  • Accommodation Type: Teahouse and Homestays
  • Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Purchase offers a wonderland of nature to city folks and foreigners alike. Located at an elevation of around 1500 meters and a few kilometers west of Pokhara valley, Panchase is distinguished by its natural beauty.

Our Trek Package Cost includes:

  • Arrival & Departure transport via private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals per day throughout the Trip(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation during the trek.
  • Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
  • Guide and a porter with Insurance, food, and accommodations.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu or Pokhara valley with a car and tour guide
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
  • All needed government tax/vat.

Our Trek Package Cost excludes:

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 30 for 15 days; you should get a visa open your arrival)
  • Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, missing meal, WIFI Porters, etc.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters

Finally, all the trekking destinations mentioned above are top-notch, thrilling and mesmerizing, and short at the same time. Short-distance treks in Nepal do not need much commitment, but they provide an abundance of thrill and joy. If you intend to, you can probably trek to all these locations within a month and have the time of your life. However, if you do so, be sure to cherish all the moments during the trek so the memories last forever in your memories.