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Short and Easy Treks in Nepal

Short and easy trekking destinations of Nepal are for those travel lovers who want to have an experience of trekking in Nepal but have limited time. Likewise, if you cannot afford strong physical strength these treks will be a perfect trek for you. With no risk of acute mountain sickness, Short and easy treks are suitable for families, elders, and children too. Also, it gives an opportunity to have an experience of trekking n Nepal even if you can’t afford strong physical strength.

Nepal being naturally, culturally and traditionally rich country offers varieties of trekking to all types of travel enthusiasts. You can choose the trek varying from challenging “The great Himalayan Trail” to the entertaining one-day treks in Nepal.

Here is the list of Short and Easy trekking in Nepal:

  1. Chisapani – Nagarkot – Dhulikhel trek
  2. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
  3. Tamang Heritage Trek
  4. Everest view Trek
  5. Gosaikunda Trek

Short and Easy Trekking in Nepal:

Chisapani – Nagarkot – Dhulikhel trek

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek
Beautiful mountain view from Nagarkot
  • Duration: 3-4 days
  • Location: Northern East part of Kathmandu
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Best Time to trek: September-December, February-June
  • Maximum elevation: 2200m
  • Accommodation: Hotels

Trek Highlights:

  • Stunning panorama of mountain giants like Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna, Langtang, Gauri Shankar Himal, and many more.
  • Jaw-dropping sunrise and sunset amidst mountains.
  • Sightseeing of World Heritage sites.

This is the short trek designed for those trekkers who want to do trekking but not sure due to time constraints. This can the closest trekking route near Capital city Kathmandu and gives you an opportunity to have a glimpse of majestic mountains. Also, it awes you with the beauty of world heritage sites located in the city of Kathmandu & Bhaktapur.

2. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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View from Poon Hill
  • Duration: 8-10 days
  • Difficulty Level: Easy-Moderate
  • Best Time to Trek: October – June
  • Maximum Elevation: 3210m
  • Accommodations: Hotels/Teahouse

Trek Highlights:

  • Stunning Panorama of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges.
  • Insight into the local culture, tradition, and authentic cuisines of Gurung and Tamang peoples.
  • Best sunrise and sunset view from Poon Hill amidst Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges.
  • Frequent encounters with the wild animals, birds, etc. while trekking through the trails radiating from Rhododendron forests.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is one of the most famous and easy treks in the Annapurna region. This trek is suitable for all ages, particularly good for families with children. It leads to the wonderful historic ethnic villages and best mountain scenario. Poon Hill (3210m) is the ultimate viewpoint for the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Lamjung Himal, and for best sunrise views. This trek also includes hiking through colorful villages and rhododendron forests.

3. Tamang Heritage Trek

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Panorama during Tamang Heritage Trek
  • Duration: 8-10 days
  • Difficulty Level: Easy-Moderate
  • Best Time to Trek: March-May, October-November
  • Maximum Elevation: 3165m
  • Accommodations: Hotels/Teahouse

Trip Highlights:

  • Insight into local culture, tradition, authentic cuisines, and lifestyles of local Tamang people.
  • We can be amused by the music generated by local traditional instruments like Damfu and Tungana on every overnight stay.
  • Amazing crafts, relics carved on windows, doors, Stupas, and monasteries.
  • Landscapes decorated by several ice-capped mountains of Langtang and Ganesh Himal Ranges.
  • Rooming around the country’s first Himalayan protected area we can witness different species of birds, butterflies, floras, and Faunas.
  • Also, many endangered animals like Red Panda, Himalayan Deer, Himalayan Beer can be seen.

Langtang Tamang Heritage Trek is a combined experience of Tamang cultures along with an adventurous journey around Tamang hinterlands. Most of the trekking routes of Nepal follow the trail running through the teahouses established for tourists. But, Tamang Heritage trek threaded along the routes running through different communities which provides us the opportunity to experience the cultures and lifestyle of locals closely.

4. Everest view Trek ( Namche, Hotel Everest View Trek)

Everest View Trek
  • Duration: 4-6 days
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Best Time to Trek: February-May, October-December
  • Maximum Elevation: 3880m
  • Accommodations: Hotels/Teahouse

Trek Highlights:

  • Stunning up-close glimpse of mountains of Everest Region.
  • Local Tamang culture, heritage, and cuisines.
  • Breathtaking flight to Lukla with the stunning view of the snow-capped mountains.
  • Walking around Sagarmatha National Park, we can witness many endangered animals like Red Panda, Musk Deer, Snow Leopards, and Himalayan Tahr, etc.
  • Several monasteries and Buddhist monuments.

This trek, undoubtedly, is a perfect opportunity to have an up-close glimpse of mighty Mt. Everest and the mountain ranges around Everest. Furthermore, it provides a chance to experience cultural, natural, traditional facets of the Khumbu region walking around Sagarmatha national park. This is a famous trekking destination as it takes us to Namche Bazaar, the mighty viewpoint of Kala Patthar, the backyard of Sherpa villages, large Buddhist monasteries and Sherpa Museums.

5. Gosaikunda Trek

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Gosaikunda Lake
  • Duration: 6-8 days
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Best Time to Trek: March-May, October-November
  • Maximum Elevation: 4380m
  • Accommodations: Hotels/Teahouse

Trek Highlights:

  • Numerous Holy Lakes like Gosaikunda, Saraswatikunda, Bhirabkunda, Dudhkunda, Suryakunda, etc.
  • Towering peaks like Ganesh Himal, Loribinayak Manaslu, and Langtang ranges.
  •  Quiet and Pleasant trails followed by several Tamang communities.
  • Insight into culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Tamang communities.
  • Witness the destruction caused by the earthquake of 2015.

Gosaikunda trek is a holy trek rewarded with a serene panorama of snow-capped mountains and numerous holy lakes. Gosaikunda Lake lies in the elevation of 4,380m inside Langtang National Park. UNESCO has listed Gosaikunda as a Ramsar site on 29 September 2007. During winter, the lake remains frozen but the rest of the year, the lake melts to form the Trisuli river.
This lake is a well-known pilgrimage site for Hindus. During Janai Purnima, thousands of Hindu devotees from all over the world visit this lake.

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Talking about Everest base camp trek difficulty, Everest Base Camp trek is not that difficult since every people with a normal health condition, age, and size can do this trek.
While every year, many mountaineers and adventure lovers’ summits the Mt. Everest and over 30,000 trekkers go on this trek to bless them with the almighty view of the world’s highest mountain.
It takes around 12-14 days of slow pace hike to conquer this trek including acclimatization days.
We don’t need special technical and mountaineering skills but what makes it a little bit difficult is the long hike around high altitude. However, there are still some important facts that need to be considered before doing this trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Altitude

Beautiful Panorama of Mt. Ama Dablam from Lobuche

This is by far the most challenging factor of this trek, especially for the first time trekkers.
Acute altitude sickness and other altitudes related sickness are the most serious problem one can encounter during this trek. But if you are in a well-guided trek, you don’t have to worry.
The almighty viewpoint of Kalapatthar is the highest point of this trek which is at the altitude of 5644m. A long hike around the mountains won’t be easy. 2/3 days of acclimatization is the most required break since it allows your body to get used to high altitude and also provides the chance to visit surrounding places.
Research about the symptoms of altitude sickness and the preventives of altitude sickness can be sometimes life-saving. As long as you are in a good guided tour, you don’t have to worry.

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Length

On the way to Everest Base Camp Trek

130 km (round trip) is the total distance one will be covering during this trek.
It seems like quite a long trek to cover in 9/10 days excluding acclimatization days. But if you are on a well-guided tour, they will manage your walking schedule according to the altitude.
The walking trails will be quite rocky or snowy which will for sure slow your pace down.
You will be walking 6-7 hours per day but as the altitude increases, the walking duration will decrease to 2-3 days. The acclimatization days will also help to get your body relaxed and get used to high altitude.
Either porters or mules will be carrying your bags so all you have to do is prepare yourself for the trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Training

It is also the most essential thing to do before going to any trekking. Training helps to increase your endurance as well as the ability of blood circulation of your body, which helps a lot in high altitude.
A couple of hours’ time spent in the gym and treks around your house will be enough. Some physical exercises like squats, swimming, jogging, and sprinting will be great.


Additionally, other factors like weather conditions, itinerary, trekking operator, management of food, and accommodations will definitely affect your trek. Sometimes, Due to the worse weather condition, the flights from Kathmandu to Lukla won’t be available. So be informed and keep yourself prepared, this is the only way to get the most out any trek and make it easy.

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek, undoubtedly, the most reputed and best trekking destination ever. This is one trek that beats up all the remaining treks in the world in uniqueness and adventure. Everest Base Camp trek has it all; sheer beauty, highest mountain massifs, unique trails and culture; and amazing people with their unique lifestyles. 360° view of the world’s most mesmerizing view always awes your eyes.

This trek attracts many trekking and adventure lovers from all over the world and we know you are also one of them. Like mountaineering, the safety of trekking also depends on the weather and climatic condition. If it goes wrong, it can definitely turn this trek to a horrible experience and can put your life at risk too. You might be wondering which is the best time for Everest Base Camp trek to have the best trekking experience.

We have an experience of over a decade, have led thousands of trekkers to EBC, and have done it in all seasons. We cannot deny the fact this area is blessed by the weather god. This region always manages to showcase its charm in all weathers. However, many external facts like the busyness of routes, availability of guided tour, availability of foods, and accommodations in different weather can affect the trek.

High Season of EBC Trek

March-May

Everest Base Camp Trek in Spring

Simply, spring is the peak and most favorable season to go on trekking in Nepal. This is the season of colors as the colorful landscape gets flanked by colorful blooming rhododendron forests. In spring, the weather will be at its kindest. Also, the most vibrant region with a clear sky portrays the best panorama of the mountain giants and surrounding landscapes. You could get welcomed with a snow shower if you get lucky enough. You will likely come across mountain climbers, summiteers as most of the Everest Summits occur in this season. It’s never boring to be accompanied by them. It’s the peak season for trekkers and climbers so it’s better if you book accommodation in advance. The quality of food and accommodation will be excellent. So, we can definitely consider this season as the best time for Everest base camp trek.

September-November

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Everest Base Camp Trek in Autumn

Clearer views of world-class mountain massifs with less haze and cloud are the characteristics of this particular trekking period. The trend usually follows the same pattern but it’s not always the same case. The autumn starts with the end of monsoon which means no rain. The days will remain neither hot nor cold making the trek smoother. The temperature of this region varies from 20°C (in days) to -10°C (in the night). It’s also a peak season for trekking and mountaineering so it’s better to book your accommodation in advance.

Low Seasons of EBC Trek

June-August

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Everest Base Camp Trek in Moonson

Rain, rain and more rain. Trekking in monsoon around any of the trekking areas will be challenging. The torrential rains lower on the trails increases the difficulty of the trek. The terraces and trails in this season will be slippery, muddy, and wet. In this season, the average rainfall of 500-550mm makes the environment hot and humid but greener. The temperature of this region varies from 10°C (in days) to -2°C (in the night). Monsoon is considered off-season so you can expect a discount on food and accommodation. The teahouses will be easily available.

December-February

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Everest Base Camp Trek in Winter

Trekking in Everest Base Camp in winter is extremely harsh. The weather cannot be predicted as it can change from sunny days to a snowstorm. The days in this season are shorter which leaves us with a short time period for trekking. The temperature keeps changing as it decreases up to -10°C to -15°C at night. If you can endure extremely cold conditions, you can be rewarded with best-unobstructed mountain visibility. It is also considered off-season so you can expect a discount on food and accommodation. Being well prepared and well informed, you can get the best trekking experience in this season.

Tourist Attraction in Nepal

Nepal is one of the popular hot spot in the south Asia for the traveler, who wants variety of attraction in a certain distance. As being a landlocked country Nepal is naturally gifted on other sector which is unique in world and can easily be the 1st choice for the travelers. Attraction in Nepal are within a minute walk, one can see the different kinds of attraction either man made or natural in Nepalese land during their tour or trekking in Nepal. Mountains are the synonyms of Nepal i.e. Nepal is rich in mountain than any country in the world including Everest and 8 of the world highest peaks among 10. Temples, Mountains, hills, landscape, Monasteries, waterfalls, rivers, lake are the major attraction of Nepal. Culture, language and festival also help in promoting the tourism business somehow in the context of Nepal. We have 1000 of attraction in just 1, 47,181 square kilometer land, some of the famous attraction in Nepal are:
 In Kathmandu
Kathmandu durbar square, Pasupatinath, Swyambunath, Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Shivapuri National Park and many more.
Outside Kathmandu Valley
Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini, Bandipur, Gorkha, Palpa with many more attraction.
Famous Trekking routes in Nepal
Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang Valley, Upper and Lower Mustang, Upper and Lower Dolpo, Kanchenjunga trekking, Manaslu trekking and many off the beaten trekking route
Other adventure activities
Rafting, Expedition, Paragliding, Bungee jump, Rock climbing and cannoning
So these are the major attraction in the context of Nepal which tourist enjoy during their travel to Nepal.