Best short trek for beginners in Nepal

The home of the mountains “NEPAL” offers a variety of easy and beginner treks with beautiful mountain views and glimpses of local culture within a week or less to fulfill your desire. Are you pressed by time? Are you a less experienced hiker? Are you afraid of high altitude? Are you on a family vacation with children?

Here is a list of the best easy, short treks for you to experience beauty with the 8 of 14 highest mountain over 8 thousand  meter in the globe of snow capped peaks and abundance with lots of lush forests, gushy rivers and towering landscapes leading up to them along with the houses of world heritages sites and home to a myriad of monuments sculptures, artistic temples and heritage artworks.    

Ghorepani Poonhill and Ghandruk Trek

As one of the most visited, trekker’s favorite, with an easy short trekking trail in Nepal, Ghorepani, Poonhill and Ghandruk trek has everything you can expect in 3 days to 7 days maximum of trek. Starting from Pokhara and following the dirt road to Hile, the trail on the first day walk gets you prepared for the mighty uphill to Ghorepani via Ulleri village where you will get along with many other trekkers on the trail. Walking in the dense rhododendron forest, which is also the largest in the world, you will forever be amazed with every bend, every corner, and every narrow gorges of the streams. Early morning trek to the Poonhill view point for an eagerly waiting sun to hit the mountains, and taking as many photographs as possible as the colors of the mountain changes is one of the best moments of this whole trek. The ups and downs to Tadapani and Ghandruk is moderately painful for the muscles and knees, but the scenery you witness makes you endure this all. Ghaundruk, the large village inhabited by Gurung people, will fascinate you with a breathtaking view of Annapurna enchanting local culture and lifestyle, as well as a variety  of lodging/dining facilities offered by the villagers. You can extend the trek towards Landruk and Dhampus or you can option for Jhinu dada where you can indulge into the natural hot springs to heal your muscles and bones. This trek is suitable for all generations: family, friends, couples, travel buddies and of course solo to large groups.

Highlight  of Ghorepani Poonhill and Ghandruk Trek

  • Short and easy  access to see the Himalayas  

  • Gurung/Magar hospitality

  • ghoreFit for all levels of trekkers and beginner hikers 

  • Most popular trekking in Nepal 

  • 360 degree panorama glorious mountain view from Poonhill

  • Best accommodations

  • Gateway to Annapurna base camp 

  • World’s largest rhododendron forest

  • Hot springs 

Quick Fact

 

Duration: 3-6 days

Maximum Elevation: 3200 meters

Starting and ending point : Kathmandu or  Pokhara

Accommodation: Tea house/ Home stay 

Best time to travel:  All around the Year 

 

Panchase Trek

Panchase Trek Best short trek for beginners in Nepal

Panchase trek, located in Pokhara, is one of the hidden cultural and natural gems for travellers wanting an authentic Himalayan trekking experience with incredible Mountain Views in a short time frame. 

The treks offer you an authentic experience of local lifestyles, an amazing subtropical diversity, history, religion, and beauty in the scenery as the trek goes through lush rice fields, lavish vegetation, and local Gurung, Brahmin communities and villages. This place of biodiversity has large numbers of orchid species and is the most endangered bird in the world.

The hill, “Panchase,” also known as Pancha Dham, has gained popularity as a religious site.  Three 8,000 meter plus of Mt. Ganesh, Mt. Machhapuchhare, Mt. Lamjung, and Mt Gangapurna can be seen from several points along the trail. 

Highlight  of Panchase Trek

  • One of the short, easier treks around Pokhara 

  • Family friendly or beginners 

  • Local life experience inhabited mainly by Gurung and Brahman people

  • Gain views of peaks such as Annapurna, Maschhapuchhre,  Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, and Manaslu

  • Panorama mountain view from Panchase hill 2,500m. 

Quick Fact

Duration: 3-8 days

Maximum Elevation: 2500 meters

Starting and ending point : Kathmandu 

Accommodation: Tea house/ Home stay 

Best time to travel:  All around the Year

 

Dhampus Australian camp

The combination of nature, culture, and adventure, Sarangkot Australian Camp Dhampus is one of the best short beginner treks around Pokhara.

Located north west of Pokhara, you will be driving one and half hours to its trailhead in Phedi. A 2 hour long, steep trail takes you to the beautiful ethnic Gurung village and welcomes you with majestic snow capped Annapurna Himalayan range, including Machhapuchhare and Lamjung Himal.

The best part of this trek is that it has multiple viewpoints; Sarangkot Australian Camp Dhampus all have speculated viewpoints in the whole Annapurna region, which allows you to get a glimpse of the snow capped mountains and panoramic view of Pokhara valley. 

You will witness local Gurung culture, wonderful views of mountains, lush nature, and exotic landscapes.

Another attraction of this trek is “Thulo Kharka” (Australian camp); the hike from Dhampus to Australian camp is filled with beautiful peaks, a perfect forest trail with birds chirping, which is quite enticing.

“Australian Camp” got the name from “Austrian.” In the late eighties, the Austrians found the place and used to go there to camp most days because it was quiet and uncluttered. The view of the mountains are interesting; other than calling it Austrian camp, people found it easier to call it Australian Camp. Hence, the name became Australian Camp.

The popular station, “Sarangkot,” offers the stunning sunrise and sunset moments of spectacular pink and orange hues of the mountain range, green hills, and a panoramic view of Pokhara valley and Phewa lake, especially in the night lights of Pokhara city.

This place is very popular for adventurous activities, such as iplining and paragliding. Many tourists drive to Sarangkot from Pokhara during the sunrise, in the early morning.

Highlight of Dhampus Australian camp Trek

  • One of the classical  short treks around Pokhara 

  • Family friendly or beginners 

  • Local life experience of the Gurung community 

  • Sunrise view of towers over the Annapurna range, Mt.Fishtail, Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Dhaulagiri from Sarangkot

  • The hypnotic Pokhara valley from Sarangkot 

Quick Fact

Duration: 2-5 days

Maximum Elevation: 1650 meters

Starting and ending point : Kathmandu or  Pokhara

Accommodation: Tea house/ local Lodge

Best time to travel:  All around the Year

 

Muldai view  Trek

Muldai View Point trek : Best Easy and Short Trek for beginner in nepal

It’s not necessary to go far and long into the high Himalayas to experience  trekking from the beautiful city, Pokhara. 

Muldai view trek is ideal for beginners, families with children, people who aren’t confident in their abilities, have never been to high altitudes, or people who are bound by a time frame. 

Located north of the beautiful Ghandruk village, you will experience the paradisiacal view from the top of the Muldai Hill, the valley filled with clouds below, and rays of the sun spilled over the mountains in all its glory, without crowds.

Newly opened Muldai hill trek is all for peace, off the beaten underrated trekking trail in Annapurna Region in a short amount of time. 

Passing through an ethnic traditional Ghandruk village at an altitude of 1920 meters above sea level offers you the traditional culture of local Gurung people, the Gurung Museum, and majestic view of various mountain peaks.

Except for the height and fewer crowds, Muldai peak is similar to the very popular Poonhill trek in many ways. They have the same mountain view altogether are more than 20 such, as the Annapurna Himalayan Range, Dhaulagiri Himalayan Range, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal, Barahi Shikhar, Mardi, Machhapuchhre, and Gangapurna Himal are all visible with a full 360 degree view.

Beside the famous Poonhill trek (3210 m), Muldai Hill (3637 m) is much less crowded and located at a higher altitude . It stands as the best alternative trek of Poonhill trek.

The best part of this trek is it is a tailor made trek, as it gives you multiple options on the duration of the trek and exit route.

Highlight  of Muldai view Trek

  • Magnificent sunrise and sunset View from Muldai ViewPoint
  • Community-based trekking trail 
  • Ascend two of the best viewpoints in the lower Annapurna region
  • Get off-the-beaten-path and visit the lesser-known Muldai viewpoint
  • Pass through world largest rhododendron forest, oak, and pine forests
  • Trek in the shadow of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South

Quick Fact

Duration: 4-7 days

Maximum Elevation: 3637 meters

Starting and ending point : Kathmandu or  Pokhara

Accommodation: Tea house/ Community  Home stay 

Best time to travel:  All around the Year

 

Mohare danda Trek Annapurna Dhaulagiri eco community Trek 

Mohare Danda Trek

The newly opened “Mohare Danda Trek” is a community eco trekking trail on the foothill of the massive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas.

Located at the southwest of the Annapurna Conservation Area, it starts after a 4 hour drive from Pokhara to get to the trailhead, Galeshwor.

The advantages of this short trek are that it’s one of the off the beaten paths, you can hike through a picturesque village in the countryside with unspoiled nature, and experience local life by spending the night at homestays and community lodges.  

This less crowded peace trekking trail on the Annapurna region has developed to promote community based routes to uplift the socio economic conditions of rural locals and has become one of the best models of sustainable eco-tourism.

Passing through the versatile, remote villages of Mallaj, Banskharkha, Dandakateri, and Nangi, filled with oranges, trees, bamboo, terraces, and organic farms, it adds more attraction to Mohare Hill trekking as an alternative trek to Poonhill trek. You will pass through rhododendron forests and open alpine prairies.

Mohare danda short trek offers rich local, cultural attributes of Magar and Brahmin, peaceful settings for families with the massive view of Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Himchuli, and Machhapuchhare, and other distant peaks that seen to envelope you.

Highlight of Mohare danda Trek Annapurna Dhaulagiri eco community Trek 

  • Awe inspiring views of Annapurna south, Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri

  • Alternative short and easy trek of Poonhill 

  • Off the beaten trekking path 

  • Glorious sunrise view from Mohare danda

  • High speed internet available along the trail  

  • Enjoy the test of local hygienic food 

  • Interact with the local eco communities and enjoy the Himalaya mountain culture

Quick Fact 

Maximum Elevation: 3300 metersDuration: 5-8 days

Starting and ending point : Kathmandu or  Pokhara

Accommodation: Tea house/Comunity home stay 

Best time to travel:  All around the Year

 

Tamang heritage Trek

Enriched with more than sixty different ethnic groups and minorities, Nepal is a pure destination to delve into the lifestyles, languages, costumes, traditions, and festivals of various cults. Visiting one, or a few, ethnic villages and joining the local community in their festivals and ceremonies will definitely make you feel like a part of that amazing experience. Our cultural Tamang heritage trek combines with a mountain region of Nepal.

With a perfect blend of Hinduism and Buddhism, the trekking and village tour in the Langtang region, around mid-autumn, is definitely a great time for culture and mountain lovers.

Highlight of Tamang Heritage Trek 

  • Tamang Hospitality
  • Yak Cheese Factory
  • Chance to see Red Panda
  • Old Gompa in Kyanjing Village
  • Ruins of lost Langtang village

Quick Fact

Duration: 4-8 days

Maximum Elevation: 2400 meters

Starting and ending point : Kathmandu 

Accommodation: Tea house/ Local Lodge

Best time to travel:  All around the Year

 

Langtang Valley  Trek 

 

The short Langtang valley trek, located just under 20km north of Kathmandu started after a 5-6 hours’ drive to get to its trailhead, Shyabrubashi.

The trek makes its way alongside the Langtang Khola on the ancient trade route to Tibet. The settlement of classical monasteries, cultural inhabitants, and Gompas add to the beauty of trek. 

Also known as the Valley of Glaciers, the short. Easy treks specialize in snowcapped mountain peak views, gorges, lakes, waterfalls, extended pastures, yak farms and a cheese factory. Passing through constantly changing terrain, an interesting local settlement, diverse flora, and fauna in alpine forests and mountainous farmlands is the reason for excitement. 

You will be pleased when you get the chance to interact with the Tamang and Sherpas inhabitants of this region. You will have endless adventures with magnificent panoramic views of Kyanjin Ri (4713 m), Tserki (5000m), Langtang Lirung (7244m), Langtang Himal, Langtang Ri, and Dorje Lakpa.

As the trek passes through National Park, you will have a chance to see Himalayan deer, Himalayan be

ars, Himalayan Pheasants, elusive red pandas, more than 150 species of birds, and 1000 species of plants.

The massive earthquake badly affected the Langtang Village in 2015 and was rebuilt by the hard work of Local Tamang people to back the ancient times to their origins in Tibet.

Highlight of Langtang Valley Trek 

  • Langtang Valley with high mountains like Langtang Lirung, Langtang II, Kimshun, Dorji Lakpa

  • Exploring old heritage with Tibetan and Buddhist Culture

  • Rare Floras and Faunas

  • Amazing Locals and Traditions

  • Scenic trek through lush forest
     

Quick Fact 

Duration: 3-7 days

Maximum Elevation: 4773 meters

Starting and ending point : Kathmandu 

Accommodation: Tea house/ Local lodge

Best time to travel:  All around the Year