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Nepal, if you search the bucket list of passionate trekkers from the world will see this name on the top. Being a beautiful landlocked country with widely diverse geography, Nepal offeres a wide range of trekking, touring, and lots of recreational outdoor activities. The most popular things to do in Nepal is trekking.

You can go hiking, touring, and trekking in any regions of Nepal: Himal, Hill, and Terai. The trekking destinations in Nepal forms a really long list if listed. Do you want to go to the snowy Himalayas? Or you want to go to remote areas and observe the socio-economic lifestyles there?

If you are trying to find some amazing trekking destinations in Nepal that lasts for 10 days max, you must see our list of the best short treks in Nepal. In this article, i have listed some of the popular short treks in different regions of Nepal.

Who knows? Your next trek is one from our list. Have a look,

Best Short Treks in Everest Region

Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Maximum Altitude: 5364 meters

Number of Days: 10

Type of Trek: Teahouse and lodge trekking

rapid everest base camp trek

You must have known how short this Everest base camp trek by its name, Rapid Everest Base Camp trek. In 10 days time, you will be reaching the base camp of Mt. Everest. Trekking in Everest is a lifetime opportunity.

The thrilling flight to Lukla is the first amazing thing that happens on the trek. Trekking to the Sherpa capital town of Namche feels incredible! Tengboche monastery is the biggest monastery in the region. The trekking trails are so beautiful. Walking through the Sagarmatha National Park, there are chances that you’ll encounter some wildlife in their natural habitat.

The trek rewards the trekkers with the best Himalayan scenery. You will see the most remarkable views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Kawachi, Tabuchi, and several others.

This trek is suitable for those who have previous trekking and climbing experiences. For the beginners, I suggest you opt for the 14 days Everest Base Camp trek.

Outline Itinerary: Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Flight to Lukla( 30 Mints) and trek to Phakding (2652m) (3 hours)
  • Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m) (6 hours)
  • Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (3860m) (5 Hours)
  • Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4410m) (5 Hours)
  • Day 06: Trek to Lobuche (4910m) (5 Hours)
  • Day 07: Trek to Gorakshep (5160m)-Hiking to Everest Base Camp (5364m)-Trek back to Lobuche (4940m)
  • Day 08: Trek Down to Namche (3440m)
  • Day 09: Trek Down to Lukla (2642m)
  • Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu (1350m)

Everest View Trek

Trek Difficulty: Easy

Maximum Altitude: 3880 meters

Number of Days: 7

Type of Trek: Teahouse and lodge trekking

Everest View Trek

The Everest View Trek is a trek in Everest region that is specially designed for the starters. Those who want to see Everest but are afraid to trek to the base camp, this is a chance.

During this short trek in the Everest region, you can experience the scenic and thrilling flight experience. You can also experience trekking in the wonderful trekking trails of Everest region.

While trekking through the incredible villages, you will be able to interact with the locals. The Sherpas on Everest is known around the world for their struggles, unique lifestyles, traditions, and culture.

Namche Bazaar the capital of the Khumbu region is a must-visit place. It looks like an amphitheatre with clustered colourful houses. You will hike to the Hotel Everest View. From the hotel, you will see a breathtaking array of snow giants along with Mount Everest.

You will also visit the beautiful Khumjung village. The village is the biggest village in Khumbu. There is a monastery in Khumbu where there is a skull of Yeti, a mystic creature in the snow.

Outline Itinerary: Everest View Trek

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, (1350m).
  • Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2800m) 30 mins and trek to Phakding (2652m) 3 hrs. walk
  • Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5 - 6 hrs. walk.
  • Day 04: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar Visit Khumjung Village, via Mount Everest view Hotel 4-5hrs walk
  • Day 05: Trek down to Lukla (2800m). 6 - 8 hrs. walk.
  • Day 06: Fly Back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 07: Departure to International Airport.

You can contact us at Index Adventure if you have any questions regarding the Treks.

Best Short Treks in Annapurna Region

Mardi Himal Trekking

Trek Difficulty: Medium

Maximum Altitude: 4500 meters

Number of Days: 10

Type of Trek: Teahouse and lodge trekking

Mardi Himal Trekking

The Mardi Himal trekking is a wonderful trekking destination in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trail is a newly regulated trekking trail. But because of its amazing features and qualities, the trek is gaining much popularity in a short span of time.

In the trek, you will be walking to the base camp of Mardi Himal and will get back. This trek isn’t only about visiting the base camp of Mardi Himal. You will have a great journey to the base camp and back.

On the way, you will see the incredible views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and the enthralling Annapurna range. Furthermore, you will see the cascading waterfalls, giant mountains, lush green hills and forests, tranquil lakes, and amazing villages during the trek.

There is another special thing about the trek. AT the teahouses, you can have local organic foods. Don’t miss this opportunity where you can blend with the socio-economic aspect of Mardi Himal region.

Outline Itinerary: Mardi Himal Trek

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m)
  • Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (820m)
  • Day 03: Drive to Kande, trek to Forest Camp (2,500m)
  • Day 04: Trek to Low Camp (2,970m)
  • Day 05: Trek to High Camp (3,550m)
  • Day 06: Hike up to Upper View Point (4,500m), back to High Camp
  • Day 07: Trek to Siding Village (1,750m)
  • Day 08: Siding Village to Pokhara
  • Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 10: Departure to International Airport.

Ghorepani - Poonhill - Ghandurk Trek

Trek Difficulty: Easy

Maximum Altitude: 3210 meters

Number of Days: 9

Type of Trek: Teahouse, Homestays, and lodge trekking

Ghorepani - Poonhill - Ghandurk Trek

The Ghorepani Poonhill Ghandruk Trek is a looping trail that passes through some amazing Gurung villages in Annapurna like the Ghandruk and Ghorepani village. These villages are popular for their great hospitality. While trekking in these villages, you can stay at the homestays. You can enjoy traditional dances and also can wear traditional wears including ornaments.

The sunrise view from Poon Hill is one of the major highlights of this trek. Poon Hill is at a 45 minutes walking distance from the Ghorepani village. The hill is the best sunrise viewpoint in the entire Annapurna region. From there, you will see enchanting sunrise. Trust me, the views are to die for.

Outline Itinerary: Ghorepani Poonhill Ghandruk Trek

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m)
  • Day 02: Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Hile
  • Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani
  • Day 05: Hike up to Poon Hill sunrise (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2610 m).
  • Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk (1940m) & Kimche and drive to Pokhara by jeep
  • Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 08: Departure to International Airport.

Annapurna Panorama Trek

Trek Difficulty: Easy

Maximum Altitude: 3210 meters

Number of Days: 9

Type of Trek: Teahouse, Homestays, and lodge trekking

Annapurna Panorama Trek

The Annapurna Panorama Trek is an easy trek in the Annapurna region. On this trek, you will be trekking to the best viewpoints of the entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himal range. The trek is about the sightseeing of wonderful Himalayan panoramas.

The trek begins from Pokhara. The sightseeing begins from here. The views of Annapurna range reflecting on the calm water of Phewa lake is one of the best views that you’ll see. The trek takes you to the amazing Gurung village of Ghandruk. You will get an insight into the admirable culture of Gurung people at the village.

Ghandruk is a picturesque village. From there you will see Annapurna and Machhapuchhre in close proximity. We will trek to Tadapani from where we will observe the majestic Himalayan views. The views from Poonhill, especially the sunbrise view is unable to describe.

Outline Itinerary: Annapurna Panorama Trek

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 03: Drive to Kande, trek to Pitam Deurali
  • Day 04: Deurali to Ghandruk
  • Day 05: Ghandruk to Tadapani via Chuile
  • Day 06: Tadapani to Ghorepani
  • Day 07: Morning sunrise to Poonhill and trek down to Nayapul- Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 09: Final Departure

You can contact us at Index Adventure if you have any questions regarding the Treks.

Best Short Treks in Langtang Region

Langtang Valley Trek

Trek Difficulty: Low

Maximum Altitude: 4990 meters

Number of Days: 10

Type of Trek: Teahouse and lodge trekking

Langtang Valley Trek

The 10 Days Langtang Valley Trek is an easy trek that is at a short distance from Kathmandu (compared to other high altitude treks). Langtang valley trek is popular for its lush vegetation, verdant jungles, soulful Tamang villages, and breathtaking Langtang Himalayan ranges.

The trek passes through Langtang National Park. The park is famous for Langur Monkeys and Red Pandas. Also, the lush Jungles are green and bushy with different plant species. The Langtang Himal range with best views of Kyanjin Ri, Tserko Ri, and several others look amazing.

Since this is short and an easy trek, you can go trekking to Langtang Valley on your short holidays with friends and family. For Langtang trekking, you can bring your young children also.

Outline Itinerary: Langtang Valley Trek

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m).
  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1467m) – 7-8 Hours.
  • Day 03: Trek from Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2470m) - 5 Hours.
  • Day 04: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3430m) - 6 Hours.
  • Day 05: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangin Gompa (3870m) - 3 Hours.
  • Day 06: Trek to Tserko Ri (4,990m) back To Kyangin Gompa.
  • Day 07: Trek from Kyangin Gompa to Lama Hotel - 2490m - 6 Hours.
  • Day 08: Trek down to Syabru Besi - 2000 m.
  • Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu by Jeep/Local Bus.
  • Day 10: Departure to International Airport.

Short Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Trek Difficulty: Low

Maximum Altitude: 4380 meters

Number of Days: 6

Type of Trek: Teahouse and Lodge trekking

Short Gosaikunda Lake Trek

Gosaikunda is a popular high altitude lake in the Langtang region of Nepal. This lake is a major point of attractions to the tourists and to the Hindu devotees. This lake is a holy lake. Hindus believe that the lake originated when Lord Shiva, a Hindu deity, crossed a rock with his trident.

The Short Gosaikunda Trek is a beautiful short trek of less than a week. On this trek, you will be walking through the exotic trekking trails. At the higher altitudes, you will see small villages and some pastoral lands. You will have an incredible experience walking through the Lauri Bina pass.

The Gosaikunda lake is tranquil, resting peacefully on a high altitude. There’s no doubt that this lake is the major highlight of the trek. Along with Gosaikunda lake, there are several other lakes like Bhairav Kunda, Saraswati Kunda, and some others.

Outline Itinerary: Short Gosaikunda Lake Trek

  • Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1,764 m).7-8 hours’ drive
  • Day 02: Trek from Dhunche to Sing Gompa (3,580 m).5-6 hours walk
  • Day 03: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda (4,380 m). 5-6 hours walk
  • Day 04: Trek from Gosainkunda to Sing Gompa (3,580 m). 5-6 hours walk
  • Day 05: Trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche (1,764 m). 5-6 hours walk
  • Day 06: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu (1,400 m).7-8 hours’ drive

Short Upper Mustang Trek

Trek Difficulty: Medium

Maximum Altitude: 3962 meters

Number of Days: 6

Type of Trek: Teahouse and camp trekking

Short Upper Mustang Trek

The Upper Mustang trek 10 days is a wonderful trek where you can experience the remotest lives in Nepal. Upper Mustang is truly an untouched land that is far from development, loud, and crowds.

At Upper Mustang, you will see localities that have been retaining their traditions and cultures since long. You may not believe me, but they have lived there for hundreds of years, they are the true mountain people.

The geography of Upper Mustang resembles with Tibetan geology. The region is famous because of the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang. Lo Manthang and Tiji festival is popular amongst tourists and trekkers from around the world.

The trek is different from other treks as some parts of it pass through arid valleys and rain shadowed areas. The Kaligandaki river and Kagbeni village are some highlights of the short Upper Mustang trek.

Outline Itinerary: Short Upper Mustang Trek

  • Day 1: Fly to Jomsom, trek to Kagbeni
  • Day 2: Trek to Chele
  • Day 3: Trek to Geling
  • Day 4: Trek to Tsarang
  • Day 5: Trek to Lo-Manthang
  • Day 6: Exploration Day at Lo Manthang
  • Day 7: Trek back to Ghami
  • Day 8: Trek to Chele
  • Day 9: Trek to Jomsom
  • Day 10: Fly to Pokhara

Short Manaslu Circuit 10 Days

Trek Difficulty: Hard

Maximum Altitude: 5125 meters

Number of Days: 10

Type of Trek: Teahouse and camp trekking

Short Manaslu Circuit 10 Days

The Short Manaslu trek is a beautiful trekking trail that lies in the Gorkha District of Nepal. The trek route passes through the beautifully scattered villages where you will see diverse ethnic groups living together.

The trek passes through the lovely trekking trails along the rushing Budi Gandaki River. You will be making your way through the amazing gorges, low hills, and rocky mountains. While trekking in the trails of Manaslu circuit, you will see astonishing Himalayan views of Mt. Manaslu, Himachali Peak, and many others.

Larkya La, one of the highest passes in Nepal, is the major highlight of Manaslu trekking. You will have a really challenging time while ascending and descending the pass. However, the sceneries that you see from the pinnacle are relieving and relaxing.

Outline Itinerary: Short Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat in a Jeep or a Bus. Trek to Soti Khola
  • Day 02: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola
  • Day 03: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat
  • Day 04: Trek from Jagat to Deng
  • Day 05: Trek from Deng to Namrung
  • Day 06: Trek from Namrung to Samagaun
  • Day 07: Trek from Samagaun to Dharmashala
  • Day 08: Trek from Dharmashala to Bimtang
  • Day 09: Trek from Bimtang to Dharapan
  • Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu from Dharapani by Jeep or Bus

You can contact us at Index Adventure if you have any questions regarding the Treks.