• Updated on Sep 26, 2021

Nepal, a peaceful country that lies between India and China is a diverse land both in terms of landscape and culture. It is a land with diversity, with multiple cultures, religions,s and different ethnic groups of people living together peacefully, respecting diverse religions, culture and celebrating festivals.

So, one can say ‘every day is a festival in Nepal’. With all this diversity of living cultures, the altitude varies from place to place starting from58 meters to 8848.86 meters from the sea level. This makes the country rich in tourist destinations both for the trek and for a city tour. The summer temperature in some parts goes from 43° Celsius to -40° Celsius in the North.

Moreover, Nepal is a country where 44.74% of the total land is occupied by lush green forests with varied vegetation and wildlife, and 26% of the total land is covered by the Himalayas, 50% hills, and the remaining 24% is plain area. All these make Nepal a top destination for travelers to visit any time of the year. Apart from other tourist destinations in Nepal, trekking and hiking are very popular among travelers, some treks need more than 2-weeks long into the high Himalayas, which includes the Everest region, Manaslu Region, Annapurna region, Dhaulagiri region, etc but still, there is a very popular short trek in Nepal.

This short trek is a special program designed by Discover Altitude for the convenience of our valuable clients and can be done by any age group including children, senior citizens, travelers with high altitude problems, etc which helps them to accomplish their dream of being in the Himalayas of Nepal in a short span of time.

Some of the very popular short treks in Nepal are:

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Short Everest View Trek

  • Trekking Region: Khumbu/Everest
  • Maximum Altitude: 3880 meters
  • Trek Difficulty: Easy
  • Number of Days: 5
  • Official Permit Required: Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, TIMS-Card Permit, and Local VDC entry Permit
  • Best Seasons to Visit: January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December
  • Accommodation during Trek: Hotels with attach-bathroom


Short Everest View Trek at a Glance

Everest trek is a dream for many and a journey to a higher realm for others; it is a trek to explore the hidden treasure of the Khumbu region of Nepal. An ideal short trek to the Khumbu region will lead us to the world's popular trekking trails on the earth, i.e. the Everest or the Khumbu region.

This Short Everest View Trek is for 5- days, which is to explore the highest peak on earth, which is Mt. Everest. This short hike to the Everest region will take us to the Namche Bazzar the official headquarters of the Khumbu region, a popular town at an altitude of 3446 meters. This will be your overnight camp to spend a night but the very next day you can hike up to Sengbuche or Everest View Hotel for the overwhelming view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Tabuchi, Mt. Nuptse, and many more.

Reaching Everest View Hotel or Syangbuche will be our highest altitude of 3880 meters, further, we can visit the Sherpa village at Khumjung before descending towards Monjo via Namche Bazaar.

This Short Hike to the Everest region will be easy-going below high-Himalayas for the magnificent 360° panoramic views of the Everest region for any age group and gender. Come and explore the hidden nature of the Himalayas in a short span of time through Discover Altitude, your travel partner with a 2-decade long-serving experience to hundreds of travelers.

 Best Everest Base Camp Panoramic Trek

  • Trekking Region: Khumbu/Everest
  • Maximum Altitude: 3880 meters
  • Trek Difficulty: Easy
  • Number of Days: 3-5
  • Best Seasons to Visit: January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December
  • Official Permit Required: Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, TIMS-Card Permit, and Local VDC entry Permit
  • Accommodation during Trek: Hotels with attach-bathroom


Best Everest Base Camp Panoramic Trek at a Glance

Everest Base Camp Trek being a popular trekking destination for travelers around the globe is not easy-going for many, it is a challenging trek into the base of the highest mountain on earth but for many, it is just a dream.

Knowing the interest of many travelers trekking into the Everest region is becoming easy now due to multiple reasons like development in aviation, smooth trail, a hospital in Namche bazaar, an Army camp for quick rescue, and the internet and telecom accessible.

To cope up with the problem of many trekkers Discover Altitude has set up a popular Best Everest Base Camp Panoramic Trek for those trekkers who are worried about the high altitude, who lack time to accomplish 15 days trek to Everest Base Camp, who are old enough to spend week-long days in the high Himalayas and also for those who want to explore the highest point on the earth with their children/friends/family.

This easy-going Everest Base Camp Trek is very short time consuming but the experience will be a story to tell back home, as you will be trekking till Namche Bazaar for an overnight stay before flying to the Everest Base Camp or Kalapatthar and back to Kathmandu on the same day enjoying all the blissful nature and the Himalayas of Khumbu region.

Trek into Everest Base Camp and Fly Out

Everest Base Camp

  • Trekking Region: Khumbu/Everest
  • Maximum Altitude: 5545 meters
  • Trek Difficulty: moderate
  • Number of Days: 9-11
  • Best Seasons to Visit: January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December
  • Official Permit Required: Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, TIMS-Card Permit, and Local VDC entry Permit
  • Accommodation during Trek: Hotels with attach-bathroom as far as available


Trek into Everest Base Camp and Fly-Out at a Glance

Everest Base Camp is one of the most trekked and chosen trekking destinations in Nepal, it is so because of the virginity of the Khumbu region; it is a spiritual land for philosophers and for those who prefer to do meditation in the Himalayas. The region itself is so popular is not touched by modernity.

Trek into Everest Base Camp and Fly-Out itinerary will take you all the way to the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar which are the two popular destinations of the entire Everest trek. This will help one to cope up with the native culture and religion of the Sherpa people along with the monasteries and diverse vegetation of the entire region.

Here trekkers can escape the same route back to Lukla, which diminish the trekking time, making the trek easier and relaxing as from Gorakshep you can take a helicopter back to Kathmandu via Lukla on the same day, making the base camp accessible to all the trekkers irrespective of their age and gender in a short span of time.

Best Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp

  • Trekking Region: Annapurna
  • Maximum Altitude: 4130 meters
  • Trek Difficulty: moderate
  • Number of Days: 6-7
  • Best Seasons to Visit: January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December
  • Official Permit Required: Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), TIMS-Card Permit
  • Accommodation during Trek: Hotels with attach-bathroom as far as available


Best Annapurna Base Camp Trek at a Glance

Annapurna is one of the most fascinating regions of Nepal with diverse trekking trails from low elevation into the high Himalayas. It is one of the second most trekking destinations in Nepal in terms of foreign trekkers and the first when it comes to national trekkers.

Annapurna region has everything trekkers would like to observe, from the high Himalayas to the highest pass (Thorung La Pass) to the highest existing lake (Tilicho Lake), in terms of altitude to the deepest river gorge (Kaligandaki River). Annapurna region is blessed with multiple ethnic settlements making it one of the pious trekking lands in Nepal.

Apart from this diverse trekking trail in the Annapurna region, Annapurna Base Camp Trek will take you to the second most popular base camp of Mt. Annapurna, the first being Mt. Everest base camp. Best Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the shortest ways to explore the multiple diversity of the Himalayas in terms of nature, culture, and geography. This Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be completed within a period of 7-days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.

Apart from being time-consuming Annapurna Base, Camp Trek can be done by any age group and gender as the highest altitude to trek will be 4130 meters only. Moreover, trekkers can explore diverse vegetation and culture around the areas along with enjoying a hot shower in the natural hot spring which is in Jhinu.

Ascending and descending all the way to and from Annapurna Base Camp is not a mere hike, as the trail is worth trekking with beautiful hills, the magnificent Himalayas, lush green vegetation, local villages, and their daily activities are some of the popular highlights of the entire Best Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

 Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Mardi Himal

  • Trekking Region: Annapurna
  • Maximum Altitude: 4500 meters
  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
  • Number of Days: 6
  • Best Seasons to Visit: January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December
  • Official Permit Required: Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), TIMS-Card Permit
  • Accommodation during Trek: Hotels with attach-bathroom as far as available


Short Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek at a Glance

Mardi Trek is one of the overflowing trekking trails into the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trail will take us to a popular viewpoint known as Mardi Himal Base Camp 4500 meters, through a pristine journey, passing by cascading waterfall, deep lush green vegetation, and rural lifestyle into the Himalayas.

Short Mardi Trek is a unique way to explore the home ground of different flora and fauna in a short span of time. This will be a moderate hike from Pokhara, but the views are majestic.

Taking one to the solitude land of the Annapurna region, the Mardi Himal trail is a newly operated trail with less modern structure but a more rural lifestyle, leading one to the base camp of Mardi Himal for the magnificent views of Mt. Annapurna, Machapuchhere, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Mardi Himal and many more.

Apart from all these Mardi Himal Trek is easily accessible for any age group and gender due to its easy-going and less time-consuming. Planning some short trek in Nepal Short Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek can be a possible option for you.

 Best Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Ghprepani Poonhill trek

  • Trekking Region: Annapurna
  • Maximum Altitude: 3210 meters
  • Trek Difficulty: Easy
  • Number of Days: 5-6
  • Best Seasons to Visit:January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December
  • Official Permit Required: Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), TIMS-Card Permit
  • Accommodation during Trek: Hotels with attach-bathroom as far as available 


Best Ghorepani Poonhill Trek at a Glance 

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is one of the popular short treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is an easy-going also known as in-laws trek because of the hospitality, existing facilities, and friendly behavior by the local dwellers and also the hotel staff towards the trekkers.

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a popular destination for the sunrise view over the Himalayas which covers a wide range of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range of Himalayas with two 8000+ meters mountains.

The trail will take us to one of the largest rhododendron forests of Nepal, passing by a suspension bridge, cascading waterfall, terraced farmland, villages, lush green forest, and magnificent views of the Himalayas.

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a less time-consuming and low altitude trek because the highest point of the entire trek is just 3210 meters but the highest overnight camp is Ghorepani which is just 2860 meters. This makes the trek easy for children, senior citizens, and family members. The trail can be diverted towards Annapurna Base Camp and also to other trekking destinations of the Annapurna region.

Ghorepani-Ghandruk Trek

  • Trekking Area: Annapurna
  • Maximum Altitude: 3210 meters
  • Trek Difficulty: Easy
  • Number of Days: 6-7
  • Best Seasons to Visit: January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December
  • Official Permit Required: Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, TIMS-Card Permit
  • Accommodation during Trek: Hotels with attach-bathroom as far as available


Ghorepani-Ghandruk Trek at a Glance

A short journey for beginners and layman trekkers as well is famously known as the Ghorepani-Ghandruk Trek, which leads one to the pristine environment on the lap of Mt. Annapurna.

The trail towards Ghorepani and Ghandruk which are both the popular ethnic villages of the Annapurna region is awesome and breathtaking with the majestic views of wide ranges of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri along with a rich blend of vegetation, religion, and ethnic culture.

It is a rural trek close to Pokhara city, but far from city skyscrapers buildings, and modernism.

Ghorepani-Ghandruk is more than a mere hike into the Annapurna region; it is blessed land well-preserved by the locals to maintain its piousness.

Apart from its unutterable beauties, Ghorepani-Ghandruk is an easy-going trek, with well-managed trails along with low altitude, as the highest altitude of the entire trek is Poonhill 3210 meters above sea level.

Due to its easiness and less time-consuming Ghorepani- Ghandruk Trek is best for any age group and gender.

Chisapani-Nagarkot Trek

  • Trekking Area: Around Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude: 2215 meters
  • Trek Difficulty: Easy
  • Number of Days: 2-3
  • Best Seasons to Visit: January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December
  • Official Permit Required: Shivapuri National Park Permit, TIMS-Card Permit
  • Accommodation during Trek: Hotels with attach-bathroom as far as available


Chisapani-Nagarkot Trek at a Glance

Chisapani-Nagarkot Trekis one of the short and popular treks around the Kathmandu valley of Nepal. It is an easy-going trek for any age group and gender, a must-to-do trek for senior citizens and children as the trail will lead us towards the paradise hilltop of Kathmandu valley.

Chisapani-Nagarkot Trek is a comfortable trek for those who prefer to explore around the Kathmandu valley with the magnificent view of the Himalayas and also the valley from the hilltop. It is easy-going through the Shivapuri National Park, which is one of the popular water reservoirs for Kathmandu valley.

Shivapuri national park is a popular hiking destination as well for bird and butterfly watchers because the park is rich with vegetation, flora, and fauna along with the marijuana plantation in the village which lies within the premises of the national park.

Further, the highest altitude for the overnight stay is less (just 2215 meters) as compared with the other trekking areas in Nepal, apart from altitude trekkers can explore multiple cultures, religions, vegetation along with the magnificent views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Gaurishankar, Langtang, etc.

As you descend from Nagarkot you can explore two different UNESCO World Heritage Sites which are Changunarayan Temple and Bhaktapur Durbar Square both are in a peaceful environment with well-preserved age-old culture and custom of the native Newari community.

Short Gosainkunda Trek

  • Trekking Area: Langtang
  • Maximum Altitude: 4609 meters
  • Trek Difficulty: moderate
  • Number of Days: 8
  • Best Seasons to Visit: January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December
  • Official Permit Required: TIMS-Card Permit and Langtang National Park Permit
  • Accommodation during Trek: Hotels with attach-bathroom as far as available


Short Gosainkunda Trek at a Glance

Gosainkunda Treklies in one of the pristine regions of Nepal also known as the Langtang region. This is one of the closest trekking regions from the main city of Kathmandu easily accessible within 8 hours drive from the main city.

Gosainkunda Trek is one of the pious trekking trails as well because of the holy (Kunda) lake which carries religious as well as spiritual significance for both Hindu and Buddhist followers. This is an easy-going moderate trek into the lap of the Langtang Himalayan range.

The trail will lead us through the peaceful alpine forest with magnificent views of the Himalayas, waterfall, diverse vegetation, monasteries, Chortens, etc. mainly inhabited by Tamang and Sherpa community Tibeto-Burman race, Langtang has everything travelers prefer to see.

Furthermore, the trail will lead us towards the Lauribinayak Pass (4609 meters) but the highest elevation for the overnight camp will be Gosainkunda Lake (4380 meters) just below the Lauribinayak Pass. Travelers taking a round of the Langtang region will descend towards Sundarijal which is an hour driving distance from the main city of Kathmandu.

Jomsom-Muktinath Trek

  • Trekking Area: Annapurna
  • Maximum Altitude: 3880 meters
  • Trek Difficulty: easy
  • Number of Days: 4-5
  • Best Seasons to Visit: January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December
  • Official Permit Required: TIMS-Card Permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • Accommodation during Trek: Hotels with attach-bathroom


Muktinath Trek at a Glance

Muktinath Trek or Jomsom-Muktinath Trek is one of the shortest and easy-going treks into the Himalayas of the Annapurna region in Nepal. It is a blend of diversity, so it is a diverse trail mixed with different flora, fauna, religion, culture, and ethnic settlement.

Trekkers will have multiple options to trek Muktinath, they can hike all the way from Pokhara or drive all the way from Pokhara or can fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and hike to Muktinath through a well-managed trail.

Due to its religious importance, Muktinath is a popular pilgrimage destination in Nepal, as the temple of Lord Vishnu which is also known as the Muktinath Temple is a temple to attain salvation and the snow-melted river Kaligandaki is one of the deepest river gorges in the world and the only rive with the existence of fossil/ammonite.

Trekkers can observe the ceremonies in the temple and also the riverbank throughout the year, as family member performs Pinda-Dan, which is a ritual ceremony in the memory of their beloved departed soul.

Further in Muktinath, you can take a dip to 108 water taps to purify your soul which is a very popular ceremony to be done in the temple premises.

 

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