3 Short and Easy Treks in Nepal for Beginners

Nepal is popular for its variety of trekking trails that are spread out all across the country. Nepal boasts some of the world’s most popular trails like the ‘Great Himalayan Trail’ and ‘Annapurna Circuit Trail’.

However, many do not know the fact that there are numerous short and easy treks all over Nepal. If you want to savor the experience of trekking in this Himalayan paradise, you can opt for short and easy treks in Nepal. For this, you do not need to be a fitness freak.

With no risks of altitude sickness, these treks are for people of any age group. Here’s a list of such short and easy trek in Nepal for Beginners.

1. Langtang Valley Trek

Number of days: 7-12 days
Difficulty level: Easy
Best Time: September-November
Maximum Elevation: 4,984 meters (optional), Kyanjingompa (3,798 meters)

Trip Highlights:

Ri offers spectacular views of peaks such as Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Range, Manaslu, and Annapurna.
Tamang culture and lifestyle
Easy trails and plenty of teahouses
Good facility of food and accommodation
Monasteries and Gumbas with historical importance

Langtang Valley Trek is one of the best options for a short and easy trek in Nepal for beginners.  The valley has been described as one of the best valleys in the world by some avid trekkers.

Langtang region lies in the Rasuwa district, which is just 6-8 hours of drive from the capital city of Kathmandu. Langtang region falls within the Langtang National Park, and the diversity in nature that you find here is astounding. Mani walls, gumbas, and chortens depict the rich culture of Tamangs living in this region.

Peaks like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Range, Manaslu and Annapurna with many other mountains in the backdrop is a delightful sight to see. Besides the main Langtang Valley trail, there are many options for extending your trip too.

Chances of altitude sickness on this trail are low. If you stay hydrated, you do not need to worry. But, be careful about the water you drink. Get some water purifying tablets, and you do not need to worry about how to purify water to drink.

With minimum fitness requirements, you can complete Langtang Valley Trek with family and friends.

2. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Number of days: 5
Difficulty level: Easy
Best Time: October – June
Maximum Elevation: 3,210 meters

Trip Highlights:

Extraordinary panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri including many other peaks
Rich and authentic Gurung culture and lifestyle
Well-facilitated teahouses
Diversity of plants and wildlife

Ghorepani PoonHill Trek is a short and easy trek that explores the hills around Kaski district. While on this trek, you can experience the rich culture and lifestyle of Gurungs. Poonhill is the best viewpoint in Nepal offering views of 32 peaks spread out across the horizon.

An early morning hike from Ghorepani to Poonhill is the best experience. Upon reaching the top, you can get stunning views of Machapuchhre, Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, Himchuli, and many more. For photographers, Poonhill is a Disneyland. If you know how to make a vlog or if you’re into photography carry your camera essentials so that you can create amazing content for your vlog.

The natural and cultural harmony that prevails here is exceptional. Lying within the Annapurna Conservation Area, this trek offers diversity in landscape, flora, and fauna. Teahouses here provide excellent service of food and accommodation compared to other trekking routes around Annapurna.

Another best thing about Ghorepani Poohill Trek is that the trek is doable at any time of year. However, for the best view, the best season is Autumn and Spring.

3. Mardi Himal Trek

Number of days: 6-8 days
Difficulty level: Easy
Best Time: September-November
Maximum Elevation: 4,500 meters

Trip Highlights:

Excellent sunrise and sunset views
Outstanding landscape, villages, hills, and mountains
Luxurious rhododendron forests
The rich local culture and traditional homestays
Panorama of Mardi Himal along with peaks like Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, and Annapurna South

Mardi Himal is a newly opened trekking destination in the Annapurna region. It is ideal for those who want to visit the Annapurna region but prefer to trek in less crowded trails.

Mardi Himal Trek takes you to the foothills of Mardi Himal which sits right below the gorgeous Machhapuchhre peak. Not just the mountains, the forests leading to basecamp and the surrounding green valleys add up to the beauty.

The best thing about the Mardi Himal trail is that it is an open sky trail. This means you will continuously get unblocked views of mountain vistas. The Gurungs populate this region. The locals have managed to preserve the forests and wildlife in coordination with the Annapurna Conservation Area Project.

Also known as the eco-tourism trail, Mardi Himal is a short and easy trek easily doable for everyone. People from any age group can opt for this trek with good preparation.

Tips

A moderate level of fitness is needed for these short and easy treks.
Avoid alcohol and keep yourself hydrated.
Pack and prepare well according to the season.
Carry a power backup and you do not need to worry about how to charge the phone when hiking.

Final Words

Although Nepal is home to many of the world’s highest peaks, it also has a lot to offer for beginner level trekkers. There are plenty of short and easy treks available. These treks are sure to leave you spellbound with their beauty. You do not need to be perfectly fit for these treks and can complete it with the right attitude and preparation.

Wait no more. If any of these treks fits your needs, go for it.

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  1. Awesome Article! Very intresting and informative message about Nepal. Thank you for sharing.

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