In Nepal for a short period of time? Do you wish to explore the Himalayan region in this short time? Many believe that to truly trek in the Himalaya one needs to have plenty of time. However, that’s not entirely true. There are various short treks in Nepal that will give you mesmerizing views of mountains and take you to the Himalayan region under 7 days of time. Also, if this is your first time in the Himalaya, it is for the best that you start with easier treks. Starting with short treks can make acclimatization easier. You also get more familiar with the kind of trails that are there in Himalayan region. Short treks are the best way to prepare for more adventurous future expedition in Himalaya. Besides, if you only have a limited period of time in Nepal and want to make the most out of it, there is nothing better than a short trek to introduce you to Nepalese Himalaya.
Here are the best short treks in Nepal for you to explore.
You can complete this trek in mere 4 to 5 days. The highest point of this trek is 3210 meters at Poon Hill. Once you reach Pokhara you can either take a taxi or a public bus to Nayapul from where the real trek starts. You can enjoy splendid views of Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I from the Poonhill view point. Apart from the magnificent views and Golden hour on Himalaya, you can also enjoy the local culture, cuisine and company of friendly people in the region.
Jomsom is the perfect amalgamation of Tibetan and Nepalese features in culture and landscape alike. You can complete this trek in 5 days. The trek starts with a 30 minute flight to jomsom from Pokhara, you can also opt for a bumpy jeep ride that will take you a full day, and however taking a jeep would significantly lower your expenses.
The highest altitude you can get on this trek is 3,700m. This trek is easy and doesn’t take a lot of time. You can complete the entire trek in a matter of just five days. The trek starts with a 7 hour ride from Kathmandu to Charikot. Even though this region is considered non-touristic and mostly people make the ascent as a pilgrimage, it is one of the best short treks that will give you a splendid view of the Himalaya. Mountains like Ganesh Himal, Shisha Pangma, Langtang, Gauri Shankar, Jugal himal etc. can be seen from in this trek.
If you are looking for a short trek that gives you a 360 degree panoramic view of the Himalaya, then Langtang Valley is the trek for you. Langtang region is the closest Himalaya region to Kathmandu Valley. It is a wild and protected region that resembles Tibetan highlands, people from various ethnicities including Tibetan live here. If you keep under a strictly itinerary you should be able to make this trek happen in under 7 days.
A base camp trek might not seem like a short trek option, Annapurna Base Camp however fits right in. This trek takes you to an altitude of 4,130 meters. You can make this trek possible in 7 to 8 days. You will be surrounded by amazing close range views of Machhapuchre or the Fishtail mountain during the trek, while once in the base camp you will be face to face with the towering view of South Face of Annapurna I (8091 m.)