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Short treks in Nepal
11 Feb

Short Treks in Nepal

Nepal is heads and shoulders above from the rest of the world in terms of having the BEST landmarks that are suitable for trekking. Short treks in Nepal are excellent for those who have below one week’s vacation. Short treks in Nepal are arranged between 3 to 7 days. Here are the 3 popular short treks in Nepal:

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek will make you beautiful experience of Himalayas in short period. This trek is a mixed combined with a blend of nature and culture in the form of forested trails. You will experience the magnificent views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, Gauri-Shanker and Ganesh Himal. This trek can gently change from the usual commotion that surrounds the cities and mesmerizes in the beauty of nature.

 3 Days Chisapani Nagarkot Trek, start from drive to Sundarijal and we walk through the lush forests. Then we follow by narrow streams and sparse settlements that stand out in the wilderness. An aerial view of the Kathmandu valley may be awesome but the road to Chisapani is even greater. Fight an uphill battle while taking in the scenery of Annapurna and Langtang. The road to Nagarkot goes through Jarsing Pauwa and it is at times pretty rough. Along the way, you will see sparse settlements, their culture, and lifestyle with delightful views. We continue on the road to Changunarayan temple, where you will explore some architectural perfection. Then our guide will brief you about its history. Ultimately, head towards Kathmandu where your trip will end.

Trip Highlights

    • An overview tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Changunarayan.
    • Witness beautiful sunrise from Nagarkot viewpoint (2100m).
    • Relish the views of the astounding Himalayan range including the Mt. Everest (8848m).
    • Easy hiking through the natural trail of Nagarkot and Changunarayan.
chisapani nagarkot hike
scenic view from chisapani nagarkot

Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is a short, easy and classic trekking in Nepal. Located on the lower part of the Annapurna region, the trail traverses through the beautiful countryside inhabited by a wide diversity of people. The mesmerizing trek route in the lower skirts of Annapurna range offers spectacular mountain scenery, mesmerizing sunrise and sunset view along with Pokhara valley and Phewa Lake. Revolving around the settlements of diverse ethnic communities, the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek awes with the display of the natural wonders in Nepal.

 This 5-day trek assures exciting trekking experience to the trekkers. The journey begins with a day drive to the tourist city of Pokhara. Dhampus Sarangkot Trek traverses through some of the best ethnic village-like Dhampus, Naudanda, and Sarangkot, which are the three most popular viewpoints around Pokhara. First, you head to Phedi on a short ride and begin the trek to Dhampus. The trail to Dhampus immediately offers you the genuine taste of treks in Nepal. The Gurung village is also a viewpoint to observe the peaks in the Annapurna massif. The trek then heads to Naudanda, the second vantage point.

From Naudanda, the trekkers can relish the mesmerizing close-up view of Machhapuchhre (6997m) and Pokhara valley including the Phewa Lake. Further on, Sarangkot awaits with the mesmerizing views of the Annapurna range. Sarangkot is also famed for hosting paragliding from the hilltop. Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is an amazing opportunity to enjoy the peace and beauty of the Nepalese countryside, explore many ethnic groups such as Brahmin, Gurung, and Magar communities. This trek ensures to provide you with all the adventures you have been seeking and memories for a lifetime.

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy the Gurung culture and lifestyle along the trek
  • Relish the views of the Annapurna Himalayas from the vantage points at Dhampus, Naudanda, and Sarangkot
  • Observe a wide range of flora and fauna on the trekking trail
Dhampus sarangkot short trek
Dhampus Sarangkot Nepal
Dhampus Sarangkot short trek
view from Dhampus Sarangkot

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, one of the most popular trek destinations in Nepal. An adventurous journey into the Annapurna region in mid-west Nepal which is suited for all kinds of trekkers. Exploring the Annapurna Conservation Area; the trek takes you to Ghorepani and Ghandruk, scenic Gurung villages located on the foothills of Annapurna massif. Poonhill viewpoint is another highlight on the trek which offers a complete 360 degrees panorama of the surrounding hills, Kali Gandaki gorge, Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP), and the Himalayas in the Annapurna region.

A short drive (200km) to the west of Kathmandu along the Trishuli River will take you to the popular tourist getaway of Pokhara City followed by a 1.5hr drive northwest to Nayapul. Nayapul is the gateway to the Annapurna Conservation Area. Then, the trek begins with a decent uphill hike through the lush subtropical forests towards Ulleri. From Ulleri, you’ll continuously climb stone-steps leading directly to Ghorepani village. An early morning hike east of Ghorepani will bring you to the watchtower of Poon Hill (3193m) from where you can catch a beautiful sunrise along with the majestic panorama of Annapurna I (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Nilgiri (6441m), and Hiunchuli (7061m).

Afterward, you’ll make a descent to the village of Tadapani. The trail continues to the traditional village of Ghandruk before dropping towards Nayapul. The ethnic village Ghandruk is mostly inhabited by the Gurung tribe of people and also serves as the headquarters of the Annapurna Conservation Area. A short hike down the stone-steps and the rugged trail will bring you back to Nayapul. You’ll catch a commute back to Pokhara, and drive back to Kathmandu. Ghorepani Poon Hill trail remains accessible throughout the year, however, spring (Mar-Jun) and autumn seasons (Sep-Nov) guarantee the best weather and accessibility.

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy the beautiful sunrise over mesmerizing Himalayan panorama at Poon Hill.
  • Relish the scenery and hospitality at the Ghandruk Village.
  • Explore the Annapurna Conservation Area along with its floral and faunal richness.
ghorepani poonhill short trek
Sunrise seen from Ghorepani Poonhill
ghorepani poonhill trek
At Ghorepani Poonhill

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