Nepal is a land of lush green hills and the high Himalayas that are covered in thick white snow throughout the year.
The wonders and amusements nature has bestowed Nepal is way beyond any description. It is a small country blessed with geographical variations that offer you to explore in different terrains.
There are lots of options to choose from for performing an adventurous activity during your stay in Nepal. Some of them are trekking, climbing, rafting, paragliding, bungee jumping, etc. From among all these options, the best adventure one can have is trekking.
The country possessing eight out of the 10 highest peaks in the world and infinite numbers of enchanting places takes you to explore these attraction sites on foot while enjoying nature.
The adventure seekers and travel enthusiasts can opt for many trekking options that are available from a single day to the ones demanding months to complete.
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The country welcomes you with rich art and culture and offers you magnificent natural beauty.
Trekking in the regions of Nepal gives you the opportunity to witness the traditions and hospitality of the ethnic people and exhibit their antiquated lives.
The trails are decorated with lush green pastures, terraced fields, thick forests and some of the rare and unique wildlife.
Depending on your trek preferences, you all can opt for either short, lower altitude, higher altitude, beaten track, off-the-beaten-track or month-long trekking in Nepal.
Some of the most popular easy treks in Nepal are:
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani Poon hill trek is one of Nepal’s most popular short treks for all good reasons. This is a week-long trek where you will be walking through the tranquil forests that are surrounded by the giant Himalayas.
This trek’s main highlight is the Poon Hill station that stands at an elevation of 3,210 meters. This iconic viewpoint at Poon Hill is renowned for its breathtaking views of the sunrise from between the spectacular Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Nilgiri and Fishtail.
The journey to Ghorepani Poonhill begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From Pokhara, we further drive towards Naya Pul the next day to commence our trekking.
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It is one of the most popular short treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal, suitable for all age groups. The ultimate destination of this trek falls to a relatively lower elevation with favorable temperatures.
Therefore, it is an ideal option for people with zero experience of trekking and also for the families who are looking forward to enjoying a trek along with their family members.
The villages in this region are inhabited by the ethnic Gurungs and Magars. During your whole trek, you are welcomed by green hills, rhododendron forests, streams, terraced farms, and suspension bridges.
Accommodation and food during the trek is done in the basic tea houses that are found all along the trail. They serve a good room, good food and also hot water for bathing. There is a good facility for electricity and the internet as well. But you have to pay extra for using the internet.
Ghorepani Poon Hill trek can be done all year round. But you will have to be extra careful of the cold temperature, snowfall, and rainfall during winter and monsoon season.
Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal is a freshly opened trekking destination in the very popular Annapurna region of Nepal. It is a short and interesting trek in the Annapurna region, less known among the tourists. Therefore, it is also regarded as the hidden treasure of Nepal.
Mardi Himal trek begins with a 45 minutes drive from Pokhara city to Kande. The trail along the journey welcomes us with lush rhododendron forests in lower elevations and rugged mountainous terrains.
We also pass through the panoramic views of Mardi Himal, Fishtail, Annapurna South and Himchuli peaks.
This trek rewards you a chance to observe the lifestyles of the local hosts and involve yourself in their daily activities. The ultimate destination of this trek is the High Camp standing at an elevation of 3,550 m.
This route to high-camp offers the trekkers alluring views of the sunrise and sunset from behind the mountains and exotic landscapes.
Mardi Himal trek has a good facility of tea houses and lodges providing basic services to the guests. You will have a three-course meal set and overnight stays in these tea houses during the whole journey.
This trek can be done all year round. But the best season is undoubtedly during Spring. Spring brings in blooming Rhododendron and Magnolia and perfect weather and climate which is neither too hot nor too cold.
The winter also offers clear views under bluish skies but you have to be extra careful with the snowy trails and cold temperature.
Any trekking enthusiast with a moderate fitness level can go on this trek as it is comparatively less difficult like other classical treks.
Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang Valley is a widely preferred trekking destination, easily accessible from the capital city Kathmandu. It lies in the northern region of Nepal between the magnificent Ganesh Himal and the world-famous Everest region.
The en route to Langtang Valley takes you through deep forests, alpine meadows, and yak pastures along the ancient trade route to Tibet. Then ascending onward, you get ravishing views of the surrounding mountains.
You’ll also get an opportunity to get involved in the local Tamang and Sherpa culture. Some of the names of peaks that the trek rewards are Langtang Himal, Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri and Dorje Lakpa.
There are many classical monasteries and Gompas in this region that add more beauty to this trek. Tserko Ri is the highest point of this trek you will be visiting along with Kyanjin Ri and a hike to the moraine.
Langtang Valley Trek also gives you the privilege to explore the Langtang National Park and get the sight of a Red Panda. Your trek to Langtang Valley will provide support to the local communities of this region.
They have been working hard since 2015 to rebuild in the valley from the destruction of the devastating earthquake.
Everest View Trek
Everest View Trek is a trek to the region of the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest 8,848 m. It is one of the most popular short treks in Nepal with the purpose of viewing the massive Himalayan ranges along with Everest from the very famous “Everest View Hotel’.
The keen adventurers and nature lovers who lack enough leisure for Everest Base Camp Trek are the major ones opting for this trek.
The main highlight of this trek includes a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, exploring the famous Namche Bazaar and the panoramic view of the beautiful Everest and Ama Dablam.
This trek rewards you with an incredible privilege of strolling around the town of Namche Bazar, which is the gateway to Mt. Everest. You will also explore the unique lifestyle of the Sherpas in this region and their Buddhist culture.
The sight of Khumbu glacier and several icy ridges as you pass through lush forests of pines and rhododendron flowers leaves you in awe.
Also, you will pay a visit to the very famous Tengboche monastery.
Nagarkot Chisapani Trek
The best trek around Kathmandu valley with one of the best views of the Himalayas and hills to enjoy is the Nagarkot Chisapani trek. This is a perfect kind of trekking destination for those who have less time for treks but are still willing to go for one.
The trek to Nagarkot-Chisapani starts with an hour-long drive to Sundarijal from Kathmandu. Walking uphill for about 5 hours along the rocky Bagmati river will lead you to Chisapani.
The route you walk along the trek takes you through a dense hardwood forest and a typical Tamang settlement.
The sunrise view along with the pristine Chisapani lake is just amazing. This trek is also an ideal option for family trek including your children and elderly members who have a moderate level of fitness.
The farthest point of this trek is the Nagarkot hill station at an elevation of 2,175 m from the sea-level. This hill station offers you the incredible views of majestic mountains along with a beautiful and refreshing sunrise.
Along the trail, you will see a typical countryside settlement of people of mixed ethnicity of Tamangs, Brahmins, Chhetris and Newars. There is a wide range of options for accommodation at Nagarkot from luxurious to moderate standard hotels.
From some hotels situated at a perfect location, you will be able to see the mountain ranges even from your rooms. Exploring the hillside view of Charikot Bazar including the cultural insights into the life of Newars in Banepa is an adventure in itself.
While in Dhulikhel, Kavre district, you can also visit the famous Buddhist shrine Namobuddha, situated at an elevation of 1750m.