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Easy Treks in Nepal

Easy Treks in Nepal

Home to thousands of small to high altitude mountains, Nepal is one of the most sought after destinations for trekking. The various trekking trails of Nepal offer trekking chances for many and there are many easy treks in Nepal.

From long durations to short, there are difficult as well as easy treks in Nepal. Depending on your trek preference, convenience, and physicality you can plan to choose any of the treks in Nepal.

If you are a novice trekker do not give up hope just yet. Nepal has lots of options for you as well. There are plenty of easy treks in Nepal.

Easy Treks in Nepal

Royal Trek – 4 Days

Max. Elevation: Syanklung- 1730m

Permits: TIMS, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit

Accommodation: Guesthouses, tea houses, homestays

One of the easiest treks in Nepal, this trek is a must do for beginners since there is little to no risk of altitude sickness.

The trek begins from Kalikasthan near Pokhara and ends at Begnas Tal.

This trek takes you through rhododendron forests and offers you a panoramic view of Pokhara Valley. Along with some of the most spectacular views of the Himalayan Vistas like the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung etc.

This trek is also a great way to interact with the locals and learn about their culture and traditions.

This trekking route is an easy route with an occasional uphill and downhill hike. It is one of the popular trails and allows trekkers to escape the city and experience the rural places of Nepal.

Highlights

  • Stunning views of the mountain vistas. The Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri.
  • Opportunity to explore various culture and traditions of Gurung, Magar, Brahmin, Chhetri people.
  • Explore the beauty of Pokhara valley.

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Langtang Valley Trek – 7 Days

Max. Elevation: Tserko Ri- 5,000 m

Permit: TIMS, Langtang National Park Entry Permit

Accommodation: Tea houses

The Langtang Valley Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes. It is also known as the valley of glaciers. It is a stunning and easy trek which is the perfect way to experience the wilderness and picturesque beauty of Nepal.

The trail takes you through pine forests, mountain streams, lovely meadows and rocky outcrops along with an amazing view of Langtang range.

It also takes you through the Langtang National Park, where you can spot some interesting rare wild animals and birds. If lucky, you can also witness Musk Deer, Red Panda, Himalayan Tahr, and the colorful Danphe.

This trek also crosses through various local villages inhabited by Tamang, Sherpa and Tibetan people. So, you will have an opportunity to learn and experience the culture and lifestyle of the people.

The Langtang Valley is the most accessible trekking region from Kathmandu. It normally takes 10-12 days to finish this trek but you can also complete this trek in 7 days.

Highlights

  • Stunning views of Langtang Lirung, Gang Chenpo, Naya Kanga, Dorje Lakpa, Kimsung and Yangsa Tsenji etc.
  • A chance to spot wildlife like Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Musk Deer etc in Langtang National Park.
  • Visit the oldest monastery, Kyanjin Monastery.
  • Visit the cheese factory and try some local cheese.
  • Snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, and several suspension bridges on the trail.

Helambu Trek – 5 Days

Max. Elevation: Thadepati- 3650m

Permit: TIMS, Langtang National Park Entry Permit

Accommodation: Tea houses

Helambu being the closest region to Kathmandu, it is one of the more accessible and budget-friendly treks. It is a great trek for beginners since you do not need prior trekking experience and you don’t need to be in great shape either.

The trek makes a circuit trek across Kathmandu- Chisapani- Kutumsang- Tharepati- Tarke Gyang- Timbu.

And the highest altitude of this trek being roughly 3,000 m, you do not need to worry about altitude sickness. The major highlights of this trek are the Shivapuri National Park and Langtang National Park.

You will get an opportunity to view the diverse flora and fauna of the region on this trek.

This region was once a sacred and hidden domain and is still fairly isolated from the city. Also, very few trekkers trek on this region making it a perfect place for a more rustic and rural trek.

The region is home to the Tamang and Sherpa people and you will get to experience and learn about their culture and lifestyle during this trek.

So, for people looking to trek in Nepal within a short time and without much effort, this trek is the one for you.

Highlights

  • Spectacular views of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Gosaikunda and other surrounding peaks.
  • Explore the floral and faunal biodiversity of Shivapuri National Park and Langtang National Park.
  • Experience the lifestyle and culture of Tibetan, Sherpa and Tamang communities.
  • Visit the local cheese Factory and try some of their cheese.
  • A chance to visit the oldest Buddhist Monastery, the Kyanjin Gompa.
  • Visit beautiful villages of Chisapani, Kutumsang, Thadepati and Sermathang.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek – 4 Days

Duration: 7-10 Days

Permits: ACAP permit

Accommodation: Guesthouses, tea houses, homestays

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the most classic short treks of Nepal into the Annapurna Region. This trek is a short yet fascinating one. This trek takes you through diverse terrain hence, the scenery is constantly changing.

You will witness lush green vegetation, beautiful local villages and of course panoramic views of the great Himalayas.

Since this trek is an easy grade trek, you do not need a high level of fitness or any prior training. And the maximum elevation being 3,210 meters, altitude sickness is rarely an issue on this trek.

The trail is constantly dominated by the beautiful Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Peak). The highlight is, of course, Poon Hill itself. From here, you will get exceptionally beautiful views of the Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I and Annapurna South.

Highlights

  • Learn about the culture and traditions of the Gurungs, Magar, and Thakali people.
  • Trek through beautiful trails covered with rhododendron forests.
  • Watch the sunrise over the snow capped mountains from Poon Hill.
  • Amazing views of Annapurna South, I, II, III, IV, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu ranges. You can also see Lamjung Himal and Gangapurna.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek – 5 Days

Max. Elevation: Muktinath – 3,800 m

Permit: TIMS, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit

Accommodation: Tea houses, lodges

Generally a part of the much longer and famous Annapurna Circuit Trek, this trek is also doable in as little as 5 days. Leaving the higher altitude points behind, you will only be trekking till the sacred Muktinath Temple at 3,800 m.

Muktinath Temple is a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists. Known as the temple of salvation, thousands of pilgrims from all around the world come here every year to seek blessings.

You will be taking a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, the starting point of the trek. The flight to Jomsom offers magnificent views of the Himalayan giants such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna etc.

From Jomsom, the trail passes along the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world to many traditional villages on the way.

It also passes by Marpha, known for its apple orchids, apricots, and peaches. You will be able to visit several caves, Buddhist monasteries and ancient fort on the trek.

Highlights

  • Explore the world’s deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki Gorge.
  • Hike through diverse terrains from subtropical jungle to high and dry landscapes.
  • Visit the Muktinath Temple.
  • Experience the culture and tradition of the local people living there.
  • A chance to visit the famous apple orchids at Marpha.

Panchase Danda Trek – 4 Days

Max. Elevation: Panchase Danda- 2,500 m

Permit: TIMS, The Annapurna Conservation Permit

Accommodation: Tea houses, Lodges

Panchase Trek is an ideal trek for those wanting to test their trekking abilities before going on a longer trek. Or, for those looking for a short trek around Pokhara.

At 2,500 m Panchase Danda is relatively low in altitude but offers great panoramic views of the Himalayan Ranges. Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung and Manaslu are some of the mountains you will get to see on this trek.

This trek takes you through authentic rural villages and lets you experience real Nepalese village life.

This trek begins with a boat ride across Phewa Lake to arrive at your starting point and ends at Naudanda.

Panchase Danda Trek is suitable for all people of all ages and does not even require you to have earlier trekking experience.

Highlights

  • Enjoy one of Nepal’s easiest treks with family.
  • Amazing views of Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, Machhapuchhre and Manaslu.
  • Get the best views of Annapurna from Panchase Hill.
  • Witness rural Nepali life in the villages, inhabited by the Gurung and Brahmin people.

Best Time for Easy Treks in Nepal

The best time to go trekking in Nepal is Spring (late February, March, April) and Autumn (late September, October, November).

Spring is the end of the dry winter season and the second-best time of the year to trek in Nepal. There are blooming rhododendrons and other flowers along the trail and the trails are free from snow.

The weather is warm and comfortable with clear skies which provides you with great views of the mountains.

Autumn in Nepal is the best season for trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky of dust and the trails are dry and clean. The valleys are lush and green and the views of the mountains are spectacular.

You can do these easy treks in Summer/Monsoon and Winters too. But be sure to prepare yourself for the rain and snow with proper equipment and planning.

Last say,

Along with classic treks like the Annapurna Circuit Trek and the Everest Base Camp Trek, you can find a lot of short and easy treks in Nepal. The easy treks in Nepal demand lesser time and are convenient in most ways.

So, if you are looking to enjoy Nepal without putting in much effort or time, you can choose some of the easy treks where you can have comfortable treks in your convenient time.

These treks are a perfect blend of the natural beauty of the landscapes and the Himalayas.

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