Short and Easy Trekking in Nepal

  • Jun 11, 2023
  • Rajesh Thapaliya

Nepal is one of the best Trekking destinations in the world for Trekking and hiking lovers.  There are hundreds of Trekking trails as adventurous long Treks and non-adventurous Short and Easy Treks. Nepal satisfies all kinds of trekkers of their desire, budget, fitness, and time duration.

This article provides you with information about Short and Easy Trekking Routes. If you cannot offer the hard physical pressure, then Nepal still has some beautiful Trekking trails which give you a lot of scenic views of the Himalayas and much more.

Here are some Short and Easy Trekking itineraries without the risk of mountain sickness and cold. These Short and Easy Trekking routes are perfect for families, the elderly, and children. Enjoy the nature, culture, and lifestyle of the villages, and more with a leisurely walk through the beautiful nature of Nepal.

View from Poon Hill

Table of Contents

Don't you have a long holiday in Nepal? Are you looking for a suitable Trek for your time frame? Don't worry; Nepal has numerous Short and Easy Trekking packages. If you are a first-time trekker or planning a walk with your family and elderly, these quick and Easy Trekking packages are perfect. You can choose any Trekking Route from the list below according to your time and interest. 

A Short Trek means a mountain trip that can be done within a limited time, and Easy hiking is for first-time trekkers, the elderly, and family. Different region has several magnificent Trekking Routes in Nepal, which are listed below:

Short Trekking in Everest Region

Everest View Trek

View from Everest View Hotel

  • Number of Days: 7
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Best time for the Trek: October - May.
  • Maximum Elevation: 3860 m. 

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • The Everest Himalayan range includes Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, and more.
  • Sherpa culture, lifestyle, and daily activities.
  • Traditional Sherpa villages and buildings.
  • Buddhist monasteries, Stupas, and other monuments.

The Everest Panorama Trek is the best to see the world's highest mountain without limited time. This one-week-long Trek provides the beautiful Everest Himalayan range, the lifestyle of the mountain's legendary people, Sherpa, Buddhist monuments, wildlife, and many more different experience of Nepal. After having a short flight in a small plane to Lukla, the Trek begins by passing through the most beautiful Sherpa village Namche.

The Everest Panorama Trek combines culture and nature, leading the trail to the Everest Base Camp Trek. It covers two different viewpoints, the Everest view hotel and the Tengboche Hill, from where you can see the great Everest Massif. More than a hundred years old monastery stands at the Tengboche hill, where you can see the offering by the Lamas. The rare animals, musk deer, and red pandas can be seen somehow in this area, and you also see the Himalayan Thar.

This clean and well-managed lodge Trek gives you warm Sherpa hospitality and many pleasant memories of Trekking in Nepal.


  1. Khopra Danda Trek
  2. Mohare Danda Trek
  3. Indigenous Peoples Trail

Short Trekking in Annapurna Region

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  • Number of Days: 5
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Best Time for the Trek: October - May
  • Maximum Elevation: 3110 m.

Trip Highlights

  • View the stunning Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Massif, including the most beautiful mountain Fishtail.
  • Gurung and Magar (Gurkha Regiment) people's culture, lifestyle, and activities.
  • Nepali national flower rhododendron, Cherry blossom, and other trees in green forest.

Ghorepani Trek is five days Short Trek in the Annapurna Region. This is the most visited Trek by internal and external trekkers every year. The Poon hill tower is the main attraction to see the scenic Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges. The Nepali National flowers in the spring and the cherry blossoms in the late autumn make the trail more attractive.

The biggest Gurung village, Ghandruk, supplies the balance between the nature, culture, and tradition of the ethnic people of Nepal. Traditional museums and the incredible Annapurna Mountains welcome their visitors.

This is a well-managed lodge Trek to make your trip luxurious with the verities of the food menu.


  1. Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trek
  2. Mardi Himal Trek
  3. Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

  • Number of Days: 3
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Best time for the trek: October - May
  • Maximum Elevation: 1600 m.

Trip Highlights

  • The scenic mountain range of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu.
  • View of Lake and Valley.
  • The most beautiful sunrise.
  • Gurung, Brahmin, Chhetri, and other ethnic group and their lifestyle.

The Dhampus-Sarangkot Trek offers a superb view of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu-ranged mountains, including Mt. Machhapuchchre. This Trek starts from Phedi, after driving for about half an hour from Pokhara by private transport and ascent three hours to Dhampus, from where you see Annapurna and Manaslu Himalayan range with a beautiful sunrise and Trek through a nice and clear long day Trek to Sarangkot next day.

Sarangkot is a sunrise hill station near Pokhara. You can see the beautiful lake city Pokhara on your right and the stunning Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu massif with the best sunrise of Nepal, then a short hike down to Pokhara. You see so many paragliding flights while enjoying the view from the hill.


  1. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
  2. Jomsom Muktinath Trek
  3. Gosainkunda Lake Trek

Mohare Danda Trek

Mohare hill

  • Number of Days: 6
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Best time for the trek: October - May
  • Maximum elevation: 3300 m.

Trip Highlights

  • Panoramic view of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif.
  • Gurung and Magar culture, lifestyle, and activities. These people are famous for the Gurkha force.
  • Beautiful sunrise and sunset from Poon Hill and Mohare Hill.
  • Green hills, forests, waterfalls, valleys, and rivers.

Mohare Trek offers two different viewpoints, Poon Hill and Mohare Hill, to see the incredible Himalayas, sunrise, and sunset. This six-day Easy Trek is off the beaten Trekking trail where you don't see many tourists and stay in the community lodges. The Mohare Hill Trek is perfect for trekkers who dislike trekking with crowds. This trek is very suitable for families, the elderly, and children. It may be a great help to support the local economy and increase the lifestyle of the locals.

This short and easy Mohare Danda Trek starts the trail following the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek and Trek to the Mohare Hill passing the Poon Hill and descending through rhododendron and bamboo forest to the Galeshwor where your tour ends.

You feel the rural lifestyle and enjoy the local hospitality from this Trek.

Khopra Danda Trek

Khopra Danda Trek
Khopra Danda

  • Number of days: 9
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Best time for the trek: October - May
  • Maximum Elevation: 3660 m.

Trip Highlights

  • View of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range from very close
  • Stunning view from the Mulde and Poon Hill viewpoints
  • The biggest traditional Gurung village  Ghandruk
  • Gurung and Magar culture, lifestyle, and daily activities

Khopra Danda (Ridge) Trek is ideal for families and children with the super Annapurna, Dhaulagiri massif, and much more. The forest will be very much colorful during the spring with blooming rhododendron. You feel like touching the high snow-capped mountains from the Mulde viewpoint.

The Khopra Hill Trek leads after driving about an hour to Nayapul and walks to the biggest Gurung village Ghandruk. After spending the first night in Ghandruk, the tour continues to Tadapani, from where the trails divide to Annapurna Base camp and Ghorepani Poon Hill. Following the path to Dobato, Khopra Ridge, and Chistibung, you then Trek to Swanta and ascend to the famous place Ghorepani. Here you will visit the Poon Hill tour for the unblocked sunrise and the Himalayas, then walk down to Tikhedhunga and Pokhara.

This newly opened Khopra Danda trek gives you lots of memories and natural stamps through the heart-touching hospitality of the locals and the superb view.


  1. Everest Panorama Trek
  2. Tamang Heritage Trek
  3. Langtang Valley Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal trek
Mt. Fishtail from Mardi high camp

  • Number of days: 7
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Best time for the Trek: October - May
  • Maximum elevation: 4250 m.

Trip Highlights

  • Unblocked Himalayan view every day.
  • Yak shelters.
  • Beautiful flowers like rhododendron and cherry blossom.
  • Traditional Gurung village, their lifestyle, and culture.

Mardi Trek is the best Trekking trail to see the Annapurna Himalayan range daily and pleasant valleys. Most trekking days trek through the ridge, so the views are outstanding. You see the Pokhara Valley on your right and Modi Valley, where the trail leads to the Annapurna base camp, on your left. Mardi Trekking is even better than Trekking to the Annapurna base camp.

This one-week-Short Trek starts from Phedi after driving for about half an hour from Pokhara and ascending to Deurali, leaving Dhampus and Pothana behind. You Trek through the rhododendron forest after Pothana and Deurali, then reach Forest camp. Ghandruk and Chhomrong village looks very lovely from here. You walk on the ridge with an open view after this place and enjoy the view every moment.

This new Annapurna Trekking route defiantly makes you happy with a sweet memory of Trekking in Nepal.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Airport

  • Number of Days: 9
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Best time for the trek: October – May
  • Maximum Elevation: 3760 m.

Trip Highlights

  • Beautiful Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range.
  • Poon Hill viewpoint for unblocked sunrise and mountains.
  • Natural hot spring.
  • High mountain desert.
  • Delightful apple orchids.

Jomsom-Muktinath Trek is also known as the Kaligandaki Valley Trek, with surrounding snow-capped high mountains. This nine-day Trek is recommended for families, the elderly, and all Trekking lovers. The deepest Kaligandaki River gorge, fossil, waterfall, and other attractions are the main attractions of this Trek.

Jomsom Kaligandaki Trek is a mixture of greenery and the high mountain desert; starting the Trek follows the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek and reaches a Hindu and Buddhist holy place, Muktinath. You see Hindu temples, shrines, Buddhist monasteries, and other monuments with a natural gas flame inside a monastery. This is a rain shadow region, so you see the roofs of the houses with soil. You may visit more than 500 years of the monastery in Kagbeni, and lots of manufactured caves for meditation, then fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom.

This Trekking trail's principal inhabitants are Thakali, famous for Nepali food, and Dalbhat, with luxury lodges and nice hospitalities.


  1. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
  2. Mardi Himal Trek
  3. Everest View Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp

  • Number of Days: 11
  • Trip grade: Moderate
  • Best time for the Trek: October – May
  • Maximum elevation: 4130 m.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan view.
  • Pon hill tower for the sunrise and the Mountain View.
  • Gurung and Magar culture and tradition.
  • Natural hot spring.
  • Reach very close to the mountains and glaciers.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a famous moderate Trekking trail that thousands of trekkers visit annually. You don't have the excellent stamina for this trek, so it is another Trekking route recommendation for the family, children, and hiking fans. Annapurna base camp Trekking also can be done in 6 Days.

ABC Trek supplies a lot of different Nepal experiences, like beautiful mountains, green forests, culture, hot springs, and much more. This Trek leads the trail through Ghorepani Poon Hill at the beginning and ends at the same place.

The lodge association comity manages the Annapurna base camp Trek, a safe Trekking zone in the Annapurna Region.

Please click on the link for more detail: 

Easy Trekking Packages in Langtang Region

Tamang Heritage Trek

  • Number of the Days:  7
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Best time for the Trek: October – May
  • Maximum Elevation: 3165 m.

Trip Highlights

  • Great view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Tibetan Himalayan range.
  • The Tamang and Sherpa people's culture, lifestyle, and daily activities.
  • Bird watching.
  • Rivers, valleys, green hills, waterfalls, and more.

Tamang Heritage Trek is a combined culture of Tamang and Sherpa with a great view of mountain ranges. This is a Trek that can be done with a low budget. Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is one of the best cultural and nature treks for the family, elderly, and cultural lovers.

Tamang Heritage Trek starts with about a seven-hour drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi. The trail follows upwards to Goljung Bhanjyang, where you can enjoy the view of Sanjen Himal, Chilime Valley, and a big Tamang village Goljung. Following a flat and easy trail with the sounds of beautiful birds, reach the main town of Gatlang.

Nagthali Hill is the central place to see the stunning mountains with sunrise and sunset, then pass a Sherpa village, Thuman. After Thuman, you descend to the Bhotekoshi River and ascend to the Bridim, where lovely monasteries and other Buddhist monuments are. You Trek to Syabrubesi back through the pine forest, and the Trek ends here.

This cultural Trek offers a cultural and natural experience of Nepal with the warm hospitality of the Tamang people.

Langtang Valley Trek

Lirung Glacier
Langtang Lirung

  • Number of days: 8
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Best time for the trek: October – May
  • Maximum Elevation: 3870 m.

Trip Highlights

  • The culture, lifestyle, religion, and history of the Tibetan-looking Tamang People.
  • Buddhist monasteries, Stupas, other monuments, and the Yak cheese factory.
  • Langtang Massif.
  • Beautiful Langtang valley.

This eight days Short Langtang Trek supplies the history of the settlement of the Tibetan people and how they are staying as Tamang now. The outstanding Langtang Valley Trek is excellent for trekkers looking for a walk in Nepal without hard physical fitness.

After the long journey drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, the trek starts by following the Langtang River. Growing marijuana fields, waterfalls, green forests, beehives, and many other factors make your trek wonderful. Langtang Valley Trek is a perfect Trek for birdwatchers with more than 300 species of birds. Sebok (natural thorn berries) juice is nice to have here, and a genuine Yak cheese factory in Kyanjin Gompa. Kyanjin Ri and T-Serkori are incredible viewpoints to see the Langtang Himalayan range.

The big earthquake in 2015 severely affected this Langtang Trek, so you may still see some destruction somewhere. 

Gosainkunda Trek

Gosainkunda lake trek
Gosaikunda lake

  • Number of Days: 7
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Best time for the Trek: October – May
  • Maximum Elevation: 4380 m.

Trip Highlights

  • Unblocked view of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang massif.
  • Beautiful high mountain holy lakes
  • Tamang culture, lifestyle, and daily activities.
  • Hindu/ Buddhist temples and Yak cheese factory.

This one-week Short Gosainkunda Lake Trekking is a gateway to heaven. The stunning mountain view of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Himalayan ranges from the Lauribinayak is worth seeing with the sunrise and sunset over those mountains. Gosainkunda Trek is the perfect destination for Hindu/Buddhist pilgrims, families, the elderly, and children to enjoy the beloved nature.

Gosainkunda Lake Trek is also known as the frozen lakes Trek, which starts from Dhunche after driving about 6 hours from Kathmandu. Following through the pine and rhododendron forest, reach a big Tamang village Syabru. You see the magnificent view from here then the Trek continues to Lauribinayak. Lauribinayak is an open place above the tree line; from here, you see the stunning big snow-capped mountains with sunset and sunrise. Gosainkunda and the other lakes are after this place, and there is a temple of Shiva. There are lots of Hindu pilgrims for their worship in August during the festival. The lakes will freeze during the winter.

This Gosainkunda Frozen Lakes Trek has many lodges with a food menu for your stays up here, and the locals welcome you with their best hospitality.


  1. Chisapani Nagarkot Trek
  2. Helambu Trek
  3. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Helambu Trek

Helambu trek
Helambu trekking trail

  • Number of Days: 7
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Best time for the Trek: October – May
  • Maximum Elevation: 3650 m.

Trip Highlights

  • Langtang and Gauri Shankar Himalayan range.
  • Hyolmo (Sherpa-looking) people, their culture, activities, and activities.
  • Monasteries, Stupas, and other Buddhist monuments.

Helambu trek is one of the Trekking trails with fewer trekkers, so if you would like to trek in a peaceful environment, you defiantly love this Trekking. This one-week Short Trek offers visitors the beautiful Himalayan range and an authentic rural experience.

Helambu Trek starts from Kathmandu after driving for about an hour to Sundarijal and trekking through the Shivapuri national park. Chisapani leads the trails to Nagarkot on the right and Helambu on the left. The track is friendly and easy until Patibhanjyang ascends to Kutumsang and Thadepati. You take a right to the Helambu from Thadepati and see Buddhist monuments and Hyolmo culture with Gauri Shankar and Langtang Himalayan range.

This less crowded Trekking trail gives you cultural, religious, and much more Nepali experiences with incredible hospitality.

Off the Beaten Track Short Trekking

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek

View from Nagarkot

  • Number of Days:3-4
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Best Time for the Trek: October- May
  • Maximum Elevation: 2175 m.

Trip Highlights

  • Stunning view of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gauri Shankar, and Everest massif.
  • National park walking and see the wildlife and the vegetation.
  • Sunrise from Chisapani and Nagarkot.

Chisapani Nagarkot hike is one of the nearest Trekking trails from Kathmandu to see beautiful panoramic mountains and more. This Trek is not very cold, and we recommend this Short and Easy Trek for people who have minimal time, less than a week, for Nepal and would like to see Nepali Himalayas. Chisapani Nagarkot Trek offers local villages, the lifestyle of the villagers, vegetation, sunrise with the stunning Himalayas, and more.

The Chisapani Nagarkot hike is a 3-day trek; you may extend another day to Dhulikhel and visit Namobuddha. This Trek suits families, the elderly, children, and school/university students. This Trek starts from Sundarijal and goes through Shivapuri national park to Chisapani and Trek to Nagarkot.

Indigenous Peoples Trek

Indigenous peoples trail
Indigenous peoples trail

  • Number of Days: 8
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Best time for the Trek: October – May
  • Maximum Elevation: 2800 m.

Trip Highlights

  • Long-ranged Himalayan view from east to west.
  • The local cultural experience of Indigenous people.
  • Hindu and Buddhist temples and shrines.

Not much popular, but very lovely Trekking trail to see different ethnic people, their cultures, and lifestyle; the Indigenous People's Trail Trek is one of the best options. Scenic mountains range with sunrise and sunset from different hills and feel the natural rural lifestyle from a few hours' drive from the capital city of Nepal; we recommend visiting indigenous peoples' trails. Tamang, Sherpa, Sherpa, and Majhi are the principal inhabitants of this Trekking Trail. Staying with Majhi near the riverside, seeing their cultural program, and having fresh fish cooked in Majhi's kitchen is the typical experience you may not have with other Trekking Trails in Nepal.

Drive for about 5 hours from Kathmandu; you reach Mude then the trek starts towards Deurali. Crossing some villages, traces, hills, and Hindu and Buddhist temples with great views, you Trek down to the Lubughat and Nepalthok, then drive back to Kathmandu with an unforgettable natural and cultural experience.

Indigenous people's trail does not have well-managed lodges and western foods, so you must stay with locals and in the community lodges during your Trek.

Rajesh Thapaliya

Rajesh Thapaliya

Namaste! I am Rajesh, a Nepal travel blogger who provides Nepal travel tips to travellers who are planning to visit Nepal and know about Nepal.

I am a tourism service provider in Nepal So far, I have been to the Nepalese Himalayan base camps as a tour leader and collected lots of information about the Nepalese Himalayas. You can find my experiences in my travel blogs, so it may make it a lot easier for you to travel to Nepal.

You may find beautiful photos on Instagram,  Facebook and Twitter. I have worked very hard to be in this stage after high school and dedicated my experiences to the people who would like to know about Nepal and Nepal travel.