Nepal is worldwide famous for its breathtaking mountains. With diverse topography, the country offers various trekking opportunities to adventure enthusiasts. The country is fully blessed with varied terrain and diverse flora and fauna. This naturally blessed country offers several amazing short and easy trekking trails which are suitable for every traveler and for all season.
Here, we have put together a list of 5 easy treks in Nepal for beginners and all ages trekker. These listed short treks are perfect for the families, the elderly, and even kids. Without any risk of mountain altitude sickness, one can enjoy the nature, culture, lifestyle of the mountain people.
Be ready with your camera lens to capture the picturesque views of the Himalayas, the hilly villages, and other beautiful natural sceneries. All the below short treks offer you an easy walk through the beautiful nature of Nepal.
1. Everest Panorama Trek
Everest Panorama Trek is one of the best treks in Nepal, done by thousands of trekkers every year. Choose this easy trek route to enjoy the close-up view of the world’s tallest peak Mt. Everest.
Starting from the Lukla, this trek leads you through Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery. Being a short and easy trek, it still offers you a superb view of the world’s highest peak including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku, and Mt. Amadablam.
Everest Panorama Trekking is one of the charming trekking routes for beginners to the moderate level trekkers. You’ll pass through the different village of Sherpa communities during the trek. Thus, this trek will give a great introduction to legend mountain Sherpa people’s lifestyle and culture.
This trek is suitable for those trekkers who don’t have enough time for a long classic Everest Base Camp Trek. Also, this short and sweet trek is doable throughout the year.
- Thrilling mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
- Explore the Sherpa capital; Namche Bazaar
- Hike to the Everest View Hotel, the best vantage point to get a close view of Mt. Everest
- Visit ancient Tengboche Monastery
- The eye-catching view of the world tallest peaks including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku, and Mt. Amadablam
- Enjoy the warm Sherpa hospitality
2. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the ultimate easy trek in the famous Annapurna trekking region of Nepal. Despite being 4-5 days trek you can still get the best mountain vistas.
Within a short time, the trek leads you to the Poon Hill, at 3,210 m height. Due to the low elevation, it is basically considered an easy trek in Nepal. The viewpoint offers the stunning sunrise and sunset view over the mighty peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.
During the trek, you’ll trek through dense rhododendron forests where you’ll witness diverse flora and fauna. This trek also offers you a chance to get a close insight into the most famous and unique Gurung culture. Ghorepani is one of the most popular Gurung villages in Nepal.
Well, Ghorepani Poon Hill trail is often regarded as one of the more accessible treks in Nepal. There are plenty of teahouses along the way and trail is also well-maintained. Thus, you can complete this trek without camping tent and sleeping bags.
- Explore the ethnic cultures of the Annapurna region; Gurung, Thakali, and Magar
- Breathtaking sunrise and 360-degree Himalayan panoramic view from Poon Hill
- Explore the lake city of Pokhara
- Enjoy the great hospitality of the Gurung and Magar Community
3. Helambu Trek
Helambu Trek is one of the culturally beautiful and easy treks in Nepal especially designed for the beginners. It falls within the third famous Langtang trekking region of Nepal. Located close to the north of the Kathmandu city it is easy to get and takes a week. Thus, it is great for beginners and who don’t have a long holiday in Nepal.
The Helambu Trekking brings you through Langtang National Park which inhabits rare wildlife. During the trek, you’ll pass through some pleasant villages of Kutumsang, Chisopani, Sermathang, Tarkeghyang, and Melamchi Gaon. You’ll also get the panoramic view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Rolwaling Range.
During the Helambu trekking, you will be doing homestays ran by warm and hospitable local peoples. You can enjoy their delicious cuisine and listens to their tales of life in Himalayan foothill.
This is an easy trek which treats you with the amazing beauty of nature with a taste of local unique culture which makes your whole journey an awesome experience.
- Scenic drive to the outskirt of Kathmandu valley- Sundarijal
- Splendid views of the snow-capped peaks including Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and Ganesh Himal
- Observe the unique Hyolmo culture, tradition, and lifestyle
- Beautiful Homestays and warm hospitality of the locals
- An easy tour around the unspoiled and untouched Langtang region of Nepal
4. Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Jomsom Muktinath is an easy trek in Nepal ideal for beginners which start from the beautiful lake city Pokhara. The trail leads you through the world’s deepest gorge- Kali Gandaki, cascading waterfalls, lush vegetation, an ancient monastery, mysterious caves, and beautiful landscapes same as Tibetan Plateau.
You’ll visit Muktinath temple stands at the foot of the Thorung La mountain pass in Mustang Nepal. It is a significant religious place for both Hindus and Buddhist pilgrimage. During the trek, you’ll also explore Tatopani where you can dive into natural hot spring and get rid of your back pain.
Jomsom Muktinath Trek offers breathtaking views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Tilicho, and Mt. Nilgiri. Also, another attraction of this trek is a unique culture, lifestyle, and tradition of Thakali people. This easy trek is great options for the families, the elderly, and all trekking enthusiasts.
- Explore the beautiful ancient village of Kagbeni
- Jaw-dropping views of snowy peaks, waterfalls, mysterious caves, and red cliff mountain
- Experience culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Thakali community
- Visit Muktinath Temple the pilgrimage site for both Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims
- Enjoy the hot bath in natural hot springs at Tatopani
5. Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal Trek is one of the special trekking packages that take you to the foothills of famous Annapurna massif. If it’s your first time in the Himalayas, then you can choose this Mardi Himal Trekking. The trail will lead you to the left side of the famous classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
This 4-5 days trek starts from Phedi, a half an hour drive from Pokhara. The trail goes through rhododendron forests after Pothana and Deurali until you reach Forest Camp. From forest camp, you’ll see the wonderful Ghandruk and Chhomrong village. So, this trek offers you an opportunity to get close sight into the beauty of the Gurung
This newly discovered trekking route will definitely create a memorable trekking experience in Nepal. Lastly, this trek can be widely undertaken by anyone and at any time of year. But the autumn season, especially trekking in November is the best month which offers the majestic snow-capped peaks, clear blue skies, less rainfall, and less snowfall in higher altitudes.
- Magnificent sunrise and sunset views from several viewpoints
- Astonishing views of Machhapuchhre Himal, Mt. Himchuli, and the Annapurna South
- Mardi Himal Base Camp and Mardi Himal High Camp
- Explore the culture and lifestyle of the Gurung and Magar ethnic groups
The Final Words,
These easy treks in Nepal will provide you immense opportunity to explore the Himalayan vistas, highland culture, and local lifestyle.
Thus, without any wasting time choose one of these easy treks in Nepal and witness heavenly Nepal in short duration saving your time and money as well.
I would advise to carry gears and equipment that you need. You can also buy or rent them in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Because each of the above easy treks is extremely scenic, you may want to bring your camera to capture beautiful moments. If you do so, carry proper camera backpacks to protect your camera gears as the trails are uneven.
I would also recommend to break in your trekking shoes and do some light walking and exercise as they help.
Happy trekking in Nepal!