Nepal is undoubtedly one of the best places for trekking in the world. As the country has a diverse landscape and includes great Himalayas and Hills, you can go for different sorts of hiking, trekking or climbing. The trekkings can vary from weeks long to short 5 days trek or even a day hiking. 

If you’re planning to go for short trekking in Nepal, a 7 days trekking package will be best for you. Within this duration, you can explore the valleys, lifestyles, natural beauties and even participate in the programs or activities that they carry out in their day-to-day lives. Your stay in the lap of the Hiamlayas in Nepal during your trekking will surely be one of the best ‘5 days of your life’. 

If you’re planning to go for short hikings during your vacation, we recommend you to visit Nepal and choose to explore any of these places below.

Everest View Trek

Everest view trek

As we all know, Mt. Everest (8848 m) is the world’s highest mountain. The great Himalaya is situated at the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. Every year, thousands of trekkers come to Nepal to go for Everest Trekkings.

The Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest View Trek, Everest Expedition and even a scenic flight to view the giant Mt. Everest along with the other Himalayas are some of the very popular Everest Trekking in Nepal

Everest View Trek is one of the very popular short trekkings in Nepal. This is a four nights and five days trekking in the lap of the great Himalaya region. You do not have to reach the Everest Base Camp in order to view Mt. Everest. This short trekking will allow you to enjoy the scenic beauty of Mt. Everest without having to reach at higher altitude.

Some of the Highlights of the trek:

  1. Early morning sunrise view with the drop dead gorgeous sight of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest.
  2. Exploring the Sherpa villages such as Kunde, Khumjung, Phakding etc., architects and their local lifestyle.
  3. Indulging yourself in living a few days like the local Sherpa people do.
  4. Amazing opportunity with best destination and views for the tourists who are keen towards nature and panoramic photography. 

 The journey starts from a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. The flight is probably 30-35 minutes long where you get to enjoy the spectacular views of the landscapes. Lukla is a very famous village as it is the gateway of the Everest region. The trekking starts from Lukla to Phakding on the first day. Phakding is a small village with facilitative lodges and tea houses. As you commence trekking in the trail to reach Phakding, you will walk through the banks of Dudhkoshi River.

The destination for overnight stay on the second day is Namche Bazaar. It is a bustling village as the place is always full of activity. It is also the heartland of Sherpa Culture. Majority of the inhabitants in the Mountainous region are the Sherpas. Same goes with the Namche Bazaar as local Sherpas inhabit the village. 

As you walk through the trails of Everest View Trek, you will find many awe-striking beauties of the great Himalayan ranges view at the back, traditional Sherpa villages and architectures, vegetations, plants and animals etc. We will be staying in Basic tea houses during the trekking. You can also spend the night in the famous ‘Everest View Hotel’ , but it is quite expensive than the other Basic tea houses.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

ghorepani poon hill trek

Ghorepani Poon hill Trek is a short trekking in the famous Annapurna region of Nepal. The total days of trekking in this specific trekking package is 3 days. Poon hill trek is really famous among all the age-group people. Even if you have got no experience in trekking, with few days of exercise and a healthy body you will easily be able to complete this trek.

Some of the Highlights of this Trek are:

  1. Spectacular sunrise view from between the panoramic mountain ranges form the Hillpoint Poonhill.
  2. Exploring the lifestyle, beliefs, architecture and spectacular views of the hills and mountains along the trail.
  3. Passing through beautiful rhododendron forests, river banks, vegetation, gurung villages and encounter with Khachchad (hybrids of Horse and Donkey). 

The journey starts from a scenic drive to Pokhara, a happening city, where you will be spending the night. The drive will reward you with the incredible views of the lush green forests, hills, rocks, river banks and mountains. The first day of trekking starts from Nayapul to Ulleri. You will cross many suspension bridges and streams as you move towards Ulleri. 

The plain trail upon reaching Tikhedhunga will change into straight upward stone staircases. As you ascend through the staircases, the jaw-dropping lush green hills as your backside will keep you mesmerized. As the trail continues to ascend until you reach Ulleri, we recommend you to walk slowly and steadily in your normal pace. Keep yourself hydrated and do not rush on reaching Ulleri.

Ulleri is an amazing place with a beautiful view of the hills surrounding the village and amazing vision of Mt. Machhapuchhare. Waking up at the calm, serene and pollution free environment, away from the bustling streets of the cities feels wonderful. The tea houses in Ulleri serve you with good meal and breakfast, enough to keep you energetic for continuing your trek. 

As you move further toward Ghorepani the next day, you will be rewarded with the view of Mt. Machhapuchhare along the way. Walking through the middle of forests, you reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a very famous village that is surrounded by Hills. You can also see the mountain range that includes Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range from Ghorepani. The next morning hike to Poon Hill Viewpoint is our ultimate goal of the whole journey. 

You will encounter one of the most spectacular sunrise view form between the snow-capped Himalayan ranges as you reach the top of Poon Hill viewpoint. The feeling of witnessing the ardent rays of the sun falling on the snow covered peaks feels surreal. 

Overall, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is an amazing short trek package that will reward you with some of the best moments and days of your life. Also, the experience of exploring the remote areas of Nepal will feel magical in its own way.

Chisapani Trek

nagarkot chisapani trek

Chisapani Nagarkot combined trek is an ideal and preferable trek for those of you who want to explore the nature and enjoy short trek. Chispani is situated at an elevation of 2160 m and is one of the nearest and best treks from Kathmandu Valley.

The total number of days you will be walking during this trek is 3 days. This is a perfect trek for those who are wishing to explore Nepal in a short period of time.

Nagarkot is the most popular destination of Nepal in terms of sunrise viewing from between the mountain ranges. Lots of foreigners as well as people from inside the country visit Nagarkot to enjoy the scenic beauty and the calmness and refreshment that the place offers. 

Some of the highlights of the trek:

  1. Spectacular mountain view of Manaslu, Boudha himal, Ganesh Himal range, Langtang range, Dorje Lakpa, Shishapangma and Gaurishankar.
  2. Exploring the lush of rhododendron forest, charming village, local people and their lifestyle.
  3. Ravishing sunrise and sunset view with hike around the Shivapuri National Park

The journey to Chisapani- Nagarkot starts with a 45 min drive from the hub of the town to Sundarijal from where you will begin your trekking. A 5-6 hours of uphill walk by passing through Mulkharka will lead you to Chisapani. Chisapani is famous for offering the best views of  the Annapurna, Everest, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal ranges, and a closer look at the Langtang range. You will spend the overnight at Chisapani. 

The next day will be followed by a trekking towards Nagarkot from Chisapani. The route includes thick forest and passing through Bhanjyang, we reach Nagarkot. We will spend the night at a hotel in Nagarkot. The next day, we will wake up early in the morning and leave for the hill point to watch the sunrise.

The shine of the dazzling sun rays when hits the peak of the Himalayas, you will witness a surreal beauty. The moment and the view feels magical, calming your soul and mind. 

After spending some time in Nagarkot and having lunch, the return journey to Kathmandu city begins. 

Mardi Himal Trek

mardi himal trek

Mardi Himal 5,587 m, lies in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Mardi Himal Trek is an incredibly exquisite trek that takes you up to the untarnished and beautiful region of the country. It is a lesser known trek as it has been opened only recently. The trekking runs along the ridge just east of the popular Annapurna Sanctuary trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp. In the recent years, Mardi Himal Trek has been gaining popularity and also has become known among the inquisitive trekkers. 

Some of the highlights of Mardi Himal Trek:

  1. Spectacular Views of Annapurna, Fishtail and Mardi Himal.
  2. Picturesque landscape, Stunning terraced fields and rhododendron forest.
  3. Best Sunrise and sunset view from the Australian Camp.
  4. Beautiful homestays with warm hospitality of the local people and Less touristic area.

Mardi Himal Trek is a perfect “off the beaten-path” trek. It is an ideal choice for adventurers who are looking for something unique, fun and wonderful at the same time. This trek takes you to the ancient rhododendron forest, alpine landscape, river banks etc. It is also a less busy, short and consistent trek to the Base Camp in comparison to other treks and ascends to its maximum elevation of 4,500 m. 

Mardi Himal Trek route was officially opened in the year 2012 A.D. Before that, the route was only used by self-supported groups for many years. In recent years, there has been establishment of additional lodges to provide food and accommodation facilities to trekkers. The total number of days you will be walking during this trek is for 6 days. 

The first day of your trek will take you to the Forest Camp from Kande. Following a quiet trail through a dense forest of oak, maple, and rhododendrons, you reach Forest camp where you will be spending your overnight. The further destinations include Low Camp, High Camp to eventually the Upper Viewpoint which is the highest point of this trek. 

This trek will also give you an incredible opportunity to explore the Gurung village while returning from the Mardi Base Camp. Spring and Autumn are the best seasons to trek to the Mardi Base Camp as the weather is perfect, rewarding you with incredibly beautiful vegetation, clear sky and spectacular views of the panoramic mountains. These seasons fall on the month of mid September- early December. 

Final Say

In conclusion, Mardi Himal Trek is an unspoiled trek that has very well preserved its pristine cultures and lifestyle. As you undertake this adventurous activity, you will enjoy the splendid views of mountains like Mardi, Machhapuchhre and Annapurna.

Passing through beautiful villages and getting into the immortal wilderness of the forests, you will experience thrilling venture. The friendly nature of the local people and their hospitality will make you feel at home.