• Jul 20, 2023
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Adorned with the Himalayas and rich natural and cultural diversity, Nepal undoubtedly makes it on the top of the most popular trekking destination in the world. Although people think of trekking as a strenuous walk that takes 2-3 weeks minimum with arrival, trekking time and departure, to your surprise, Nepal has plenty of trekking options that can be completed in less than a week. Hence, you do not have to worry about missing your job or studies. All you have to do is pack your bags and arrive in Nepal for your epic holiday that will be over in a week.

So let's discover the Short trekking destinations in Nepal under 7 days located in different regions of Nepal.

Table of Contents

1) Poonhill Trek:

Trip Facts:

Best Season Feb-May and Sept-Dec
Trek Difficulty Easy
Trek Duration Average 4-5 Hours
Highest Altitude 3210m
Required Permits Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP permit) and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS Card)
Accommodation Type Teahouse

Highlights of the Trip:

  • Mesmerizing sunrise view over Annapurna ranges from Poonhill.
  • The Gurung cultural Museum at Ghandruk.
  • Trek through the natural landscape of the Annapurna Conservation area.
  • Explore the cultural and natural richness of the locals and the Annapurna region.
  • Experience the warm hospitality of the local community while spending your night in teahouses.
  • Enjoy the panoramic sights of the Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri ranges, Himchuli, Macchapuchre and many more.

Poonhill Trek/Poonhill Trekking Itinerary

Poonhill trek is the shortest and most loved trekking destination in Nepal. Despite being close to the popular tourist destination, Pokhara, the Ghorepani-Poonhill area remains unadulterated. The major attraction of this trip remains the majestic sunrise view from Poonhill. Every year thousands of visitors hike to Poonhill to witness the sunrise painting the sky and the Himalayas in the magical golden colour.

Since the ethnic Gurung community inhabits the area, visitors can explore their unique culture and lifestyle. Visiting the Ghandruk cultural museum is the best way to learn about the culture of the inhabitants, as you can see their cultural dress and utensils used by the community in the past. The Ghorepani Poonhill-5 day trip is a weekend away from the hustle, trekking through the rich landscape of the Annapurna region filled with rhododendron forest, waterfall, small villages, and terraced fields into the lap of the Himalayas to spend some memorable time with your loved ones.

5 Days Poonhill Trek Itinerary:

•  Day 1: Pokhara to Nayapul (1100m) to Tikhedhunga (1480m)

•  Day 2: Trek to Ghorepani (2840m).

•  Day 3: Hike to Poonhill (3210m) and trek back to Ghorepani to Tadapani (2620m).

•  Day 4: Trek to Ghandruk (1939m).

•  Day 5: Ghandruk to Pokhara (820m)

✅ To know more about the package: Poon Hill Sunrise Trek


2) Mardi Himal Trek:

Trip Facts:

Best Season Feb-May and Sept-Dec
Trek Difficulty Easy
Trek Duration Average 5-6 Hours
Highest Altitude 4500m
Required Permits Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP permit) and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS Card)
Accommodation Type Teahouse

Highlights of the trip:

  • Enjoy the sights of the soaring Himalayas like Annapurna (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Macchapuchre.
  • Explore the Annapurna Conservation area.
  • Explore the hidden gem, Mardi Himal.
  • Get a peek into the culture and lifestyle of the locals.

Mardi Himal View

Opened for tourists in 2012, Mardi Himal is commonly known as the hidden gem of Nepal among the visitors. The Mardi Himal base camp (4500m) offers breathtaking sights of the Himalayas like Annapurna, Macchapuchre, and Dhaulagiri. The trekking journey to the base camp starts from Pokhara and traverses through the varied landscape of the Annapurna region that offers incredible sights of nature and the Himalayas.

The Mardi Himal trek is the best option for people looking for a short trip to the Himalayas and is also the finest alternative to the Ghorepani Poonhill trek. During your Mardi Himal trek-5 days, you will not only enjoy the incredible sights of nature but also get exposure to the ethnic community and ancient monasteries and stupas of the region.

5 Days Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary:

• Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Kande and trek to Deurali (1925m)

• Day 2: Trek to Low Camp (2985m)

• Day 3: Hike to High Camp (3700m)

• Day 4: Hike to Mardi himal base camp (4500m) and trek down to Badal Danda (3210m)

• Day 5: Trek to Siding and Drive to Pokhara

✅ To know more about the package: Mardi Himal Trekking


3) Kapuche Trek:

Trip Facts:

Best Season Feb-May and Sept-Dec
Trek Difficulty Easy
Trek Duration Average 4-5 Hours
Highest Altitude 2546m
Required Permits Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP permit) and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS Card)
Accommodation Type Teahouse

Highlights of the trip:

  • The lowest altitude glacier lake, the Kapuche Lake at 2546m.
  • Less crowded trekking destination.
  • Splendid views of the Himalayas like, Annapurna, Macchapuchre, Lamjung and Manaslu.
  • Hike through the forests adorned with blooming rhododendron forest, waterfalls and several quaint villages of the region

Kapuche Lake Trek

Unlike other glaciers of Nepal that lie above the altitude of 4000m, the Kapuche Lake elevates at 2546m, and is the only glacier at the lowest altitude in Nepal. The lake is 400m long, 300m wide, 40m deep and surrounded by hills. This newly explored trekking destination allures visitors with the tranquil lake and unadulterated trekking trail. Apart from the lake and trail, the sights of the Himalayas are also enchanting from the lake.

During your Kapuche lake-4 days trek, you will come across the beautiful village of Sikles and Hugu and visit the local attractions like Sikles Park, and Rising Dada. Since, the Kapuche Lake lies in the Annapurna region, you will walk through the Annapurna Conservation area, enjoying the sights of the Himalayas and surroundings.

4 Days Kapuche Lake Trek Itinerary:

• Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Sikles (1981m)

• Day 2: Trek to Hugu (2100m)

• Day 3: Trek to Kapuche lake (2546m) and trek back to Sikles

• Day 4: Drive to Pokhara


4) Gosaikunda Lake Trek:

Trip Facts:

Best Season Feb-May and Sept-Dec
Trek Difficulty Easy
Trek Duration Average 5-6 Hours
Highest Altitude 4380m
Required Permits Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP permit) and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS Card)
Accommodation Type Teahouse

Highlights of the trip:

  • Explore the sacred Gosaikunda lake together with other lakes like Bhairav Kunda, Surya Kunda, Nag Kunda and Saraswati Kunda
  • Enjoy the sights of Langtang Lirung (7234m), Langtang Ri (7205m) and Ganesh Himal (7422m)
  • Trek through the Langtang National park
  • Visit the Singgompa monastery and local cheese factory in Chandanwari.
  • Explore the Tibetan-influenced lifestyle and culture of the Tamang community residing in the region.

Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Located in the Langtang region, the Gosaikunda Lake is the sacred Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site, visited by the pilgrims during the Janai Purnima in August. The Gosaikunda Lake remains frozen for almost six months, and is surrounded by 108 lakes with other important lakes like Saraswati Kunda, Bhairab Kunda, Surya Kunda, and Naga Kunda covering an area of 13.8ha in total.

The Gosaikunda lake-5 days trek is a moderate trekking experience in the Himalayas that allows you to explore the sacred Hindu pilgrimage site, Gosaikunda, as you walk through rhododendron forest, rivers, streams, and villages inhabited by the Tamang community. Apart from this, the sights of the Himalayas, like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himala, Yala Peak, Dorje Lakpa, and Naya Kanga, will lure you throughout the trip. Since the trip is through the national park area, you will also see Himalayan Tahr, yak pastures, and other wildlife, including wild dogs, ghoral, serow and different bird species.

5 Days Gosaikunda Lake Trek Itinerary:

• Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (2100m)

• Day 2: Trek to Chandanwari (3300m)

• Day 3: Trek to Gosaikunda lake (4380m)

• Day 4: Trek back to Dhunche (2100m)

• Day 5: Drive to Kathmandu

✅ To know more about the package: Langtang Valley Gosaikunda Lauribinaya Pass


5) Panch Pokhari Trek:

Trip Facts:

Best Season Feb-May and Sept-Dec
Trek Difficulty Moderate
Trek Duration Average 5-6 Hours
Highest Altitude 4100m
Required Permits  
Accommodation Type Teahouse

Highlights of the trip:

  • Five sacred lakes elevating at an altitude of 4100m at the base of Jugal Himal.
  • Less-crowded and scenic trekking route.
  • Incredible sights of Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Madiya (6257m), and Phurb Chhyachu (6637m).
  • Walk through rhododendron forest, villages, Pokhari, waterfalls, suspension bridges, chortens and many more.
  • Enjoy the sunrise view and the Himalayas from the Panchpokhari viewpoint (4200m)

Pach Pokhari Trek

The Panchpokhari Lake is located in the Sindhupalchowk district and within the Langtang National Park area. In the past few years, the lake is gaining popularity among local trekkers as well, mainly because of its serene trekking trail and the surrounding of the lake itself.

The Panchpokhari Lake lies north of the Kathmandu valley at an altitude of 4100m. During this 5-day Panchpokhari Lake Trek, you will explore the remote trail adorned with beautiful valleys, waterfalls, lush forests, wildflowers, panoramic mountain views and the lake. Since the lake lies in the National Park, you may also encounter wildlife like Musk deer, Himalayan black bears, Monkeys, Himalayan goats, and different bird and flower species. Another magical thing you will witness, apart from the views of the snow-capped pinnacle, is the sunrise view from the viewpoint. The golden rays of sunshine colour the surrounding in the most mesmerizing way and is worth capturing.

5 Days Pach Pokhara Trek Itinerary:

• Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhotang village

• Day 2: Trek to Nasimpati

• Day 3: Trek to Panch Pokhari lake

• Day 4: Trek back to Bhotang village

• Day 5: Drive to Kathmandu 

✅ To know more about the package: Panch Pokhari Trek


6) Muktinath Trek:

Trip Facts:

Best Season Feb-May and Sept-Dec
Trek Difficulty Moderate
Trek Duration Average 5-6 Hours
Highest Altitude 4380m
Required Permits Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP permit) and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS Card)
Accommodation Type Teahouse

Highlights of the trip:

  • Explore the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site Muktinath temple.
  • Enjoy the scenic flight to Jomsom from Pokhara.
  • Enjoy a horse ride to the temple.
  • Breathtaking sights of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Thorang Peak, Thampus Peak, and Tukuche Peak.  
  • The sacred 108 water sprouts in Muktinath temple.

Muktinath Trek

When we talk about the Muktinath trek, we focus on the temple and its surrounding, but for a true trekker, the Muktinath trek is a perfect trip to discover the cultural and natural value of Nepal. The temple at 3800m altitude is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists. Hence, it is filled with pilgrims throughout the year. Devotees offering prayers, chanting holy mantras, taking a dip in the sacred lake in front of the temple and bathing in the 108 waterspouts makes the whole temple area divine. The aura from the temple is positive and moving with the different spiritual activities.

Apart from the temple, this trek also allows you to explore the Tibetan-influenced village of Jomsom and Kagbeni together with the majestic sights of the mountains. Himalayas like Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Thorang peak, and Tukuche peak are also visible during the trek.

5 Days Muktinath Trek Itinerary:

• Day 1: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2743m)

• Day 2: Trek to Kagbeni (2804m)

• Day 3: Trek to Muktinath (3710m)

• Day 4: Visit Muktinath temple (3800m) and trek to Jomsom

• Day 5: Fly to Pokhara

✅ To know more about the package: Muktinath Temple Trek


7) Everest Panorama Trek:

Trip Facts:

Best Season Feb-May and Sept-Dec
Trek Difficulty Moderate
Trek Duration Average 4-5 Hours
Highest Altitude 3750m
Required Permits Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit.
Accommodation Type Teahouse

Highlights of the Trip:

  • Enjoy the scenic flight to Lukla.
  • Enjoy the sights of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest, together with other peaks like Lhotse and Ama Dablam.
  • Trek through the wilderness of the Sagarmatha National Park Area.
  • Visit Green Hillary village and Hillary School in Khumjung.
  • The highest-placed hotel in the world, Everest view hotel at 3880m.
  • Explore the unique and rich Sherpa lifestyle and culture.
  • Explore the local market and museum at Namche Bazar.

/everest-panorama-view

Everest is a word enough to bring out a lot of emotions among people around the world. Since many of us cannot be at the base camp to enjoy the incredible sights of Everest, the best, easy, and most affordable way to view Everest is with the Everest Panorama trek. During this trek, you will be trekking through the Sagarmatha National park, relishing the panoramic sights of the Himalayas and visiting the local attraction of the area like monasteries, museums, local markets and many more.

The Everest Panorama trek starts with a scenic Lukla flight, and then you will continue to unravel one of the most beautiful places in Nepal, the Everest region. The backdrop of the Himalayas, unique Sherpa culture, and the major highlight of the trip, the Everest hotel, will make your trip memorable. Elevating at an altitude of 3880m, the Everest hotel is the perfect place to enjoy the 360-degree panorama of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam and Nuptse.

6 Days Tengboche Trek Itinerary:

• Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2805m) and hike to Phakding (2610m)

• Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

• Day 3: Trek to Tengboche (3870m)

• Day 4: Trek back to Namche

• Day 5: Trek to Lukla

• Day 6: Fly to Kathmandu

✅ To know more about the package: Everest Panorama Trek


8) Helambu Trek:

Trip Facts:

Best Season Feb-May and Sept-Dec
Trek Difficulty Moderate
Trek Duration Average 6-7 Hours
Highest Altitude 3500m
Required Permits Langtang National Park Entry Permit, and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS Card)
Accommodation Type Teahouse

Highlights of the Trip:

  • Enjoy the magnificent sights of Langtang, Manaslu, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, Ganesh Himal, and Rolwaling from Thadepati, the highest elevation of the trek.
  • Trek through green valleys, lush forests, and ethnic villages of the Langtang Region.
  • Explore the culture and lifestyle of two different ethnic communities, Tamang and Sherpa.
  • Visit Buddhist monasteries and enjoy the warm hospitality.
  • Waterfall of the Shivapuri National Park

Helambu Trek

Helambu lies within the Langtang valley and is one of the unspoilt trekking trails in the region. The Helambu trek trail passes through the popular Sundarijal Chisapani hike route in the Shivapuri National park and then towards the Langtang region. During the journey, visitors will walk past a small hydroelectricity plant and then continue through meadows, ridges, and lush forests to the highest elevation of the trip, the Thadepati. Thadepati elevates at 3500m and offers alluring sights of Langtang, Manaslu, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, Ganesh Himal, and Rolwaling.

While the Langtang National park will offer majestic sights of the Himalayas and monasteries, the Shivapuri National park will surprise you with cascading waterfall perfect for canyoning. The Shivapuri National park is also a home to several wildlife and bird species and is a perfect place to spend a weekend far from the hustle.

6 Days Tharepati Trek Itinerary:

• Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani (2300m)

• Day 2: Trek to Khutumsang (2446m)

• Day 3: Trek to Tharepati (3500m)

• Day 4: Trek to Tarke Gyang (2620m)

• Day 5: Trek to Sermathang (2160m)

• Day 6: Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazar (846m) and drive to Kathmandu

✅ To know more about the package: Helambu Trek


Conclusion:

All of the places mentioned above are full of surprises and worth visiting. If you are looking for a short holiday in the lap of the Himalayas, then these places can be the perfect option for you and your family to spend some memorable time. In addition, these trekking destinations do not need a high fitness level and can be completed by any age group. So, book your trip now, and we will offer you the best-customized itinerary, as per your requirements and interests.


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