8 Easy Treks in Nepal

 

Nepal offers various trekking options for all types of trekking enthusiasts. With a maximum elevation of 8,848 m and the lowest of 60 m from the sea level, the diverse terrain of Nepal has something for everyone. 

 

However, not everyone can trail the high Himalayan treks. Time constraint or fitness can be an issue for many trekking enthusiasts. Nonetheless, this shouldn’t restrict you to experience the beauty the Himalayas provide.

 

You can choose from a wide range of easy treks available in Nepal.

 

Easy treks are designed for the novice and inexperienced as well as all age-group trekkers taking the time and fitness factor into consideration. These treks are at a lower elevation but at the same time, they quench your trek craving. These treks are perfect for families, the elderly and children.

 

With so many trekking options to choose from, we look at 8 easy treks in Nepal for beginners.

 

 

1. everest base camp luxury trek

 

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is one of the most sought out treks in Nepal. It takes you to the base of the highest peak in the world in the most lavish manner. This trek is done in 8 days unlike the grueling 14 days classical EBC Trek. 

 

The Luxury Everest Trek will facilitate you with sleeping bags, down jackets, medical items, and an emergency rescue arrangement. The trek is assisted by professional guides and porters to cater all your needs and requirements.

 

This Luxury trek takes you through the same classical EBC route. Hence, you do not miss any highlights of the trek. Moreover, you can experience both trek and helicopter tour of the Everest Base Camp. This trek is ideal for trekkers of all age groups with a moderate level of fitness. 

 

The trek starts with a pleasant helicopter flight to Syangboche airport, unlike the frightening Lukla flight. Thereon, you trek to Namche Bazaar and join the classical EBC route. You’ll trek for 5-6 hours each day and rest at some of the finest hotels and lodges. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, you’ll head back to Kathmandu in a helicopter.

 

accomodation

One of the major highlights of the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is its accommodation. The Everest Luxury Trek does not compromise on comfort. It takes you to the best hotels and lodges along the EBC trail. You will stay at The Yeti Mountain View which is one of the finest hotels in the Everest region. Apart from the accommodation, this trek will also provide the best cuisines in the region. 

 

best time to go

There are two major seasons for trekking the Everest Base Camp. Spring which starts from March to May and Autumn from September to December, are the most favorable time to trek the Everest Base. The weather is pleasant and the view is majestic during these times of the year. 

 

 

what you will experience

The Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek will leave you endless memories to cherish. This trek will take you through the diverse Sagarmatha National Park where you can witness a wide range of flora and fauna. You can also get a splendid view of 4 of the 6 highest peaks in the world along the trail. The 360-degree panoramic view from Kala Patthar will leave you feeling awestruck.

 

However, the main highlight of this trek is you can enjoy the beauty of the Everest region in the most lavish fashion. 

 

 

 

2. ghorepani poon hill

 

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is one of the most established trekking routes of Nepal. Easy and convenient, this trek is for you if you are short on time but want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas. The trek is an ideal introduction to the Himalayas and can be done in 5 days.

 

The trek is also known as Annapurna Panorama or Annapurna Sunrise Trek. Justifying them, it is filled with beautiful views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. You can also see Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal and Himchuli along the way. 

 

The full-length of the trail is 51 km with the maximum elevation at Poon Hill (3210m). It starts from the small town of Nayapul after one and a half hours of drive from Pokhara. Thereon, you pass through the villages of Tikhedhunga, Tadapani, Ghorepani, and Ghandruk. 

 

The Poon Hill trek is an ideal introduction into the world of trekking. Easy but at the same time, you’ll be climbing a lot of stone steps and jungle ways. This easy trek is a perfect getaway for couples, families with children and novice trekkers looking for a short and memorable adventure. 

 

 

accomodation

The trail is well marked with tea houses. There are many guest houses that provide accommodation with a wide range of cuisines. Camping is also possible if you prefer a more natural trip.

 

 

best time to go

The trek is open all year round. But the best season to go is March - April - May (Spring) and September - October - November(Autumn). The weather during these seasons are clear and the temperature is also moderate.

 

 

what you will experience

The main attraction of this trek is the sunrise and sunset view from behind the snow-capped mountain range. The sight of the sun slowly emerging from behind the towering mountains basking it in its golden rays will leave you feeling awe. Likewise, the sun hitting Dhaulagiri ranges during the sunset can be equally enticing. 

 

 

3. royal trek

 

The Royal Trek is named after Prince Charles explored the route with his 90 entourage in 1981. Interestingly, the route has also been used by the then Nepalese Royal family.

 

The Royal Trek among popular treks in Nepal to experience the beauty of the Annapurna region. Taking you away from the standard Annapurna routes, it begins from the beautiful city of Pokhara. It follows an easy and well-maintained route for around 4 days.

 

Passing through lush rice fields and ethnic Gurung communities, the trail offers a splendid view of 50 km long Annapurna Range. You will also see the Fishtail mountain. The trek finally comes to a conclusion at the Begnas Lake, 30 km west of Pokhara.

 

accomodation

This route is not spoiled by tea houses. You will stay in a campsite at Kalikasthan and Shaklung with a good mountain view. At Chisopani Danda you will stay in a tent. 

 

 

best time to go

Autumn (September-October-November) is the peak time to trek. The monsoon rain should clear the dust and the view are often spectacular. The weather is also mild making your trek easier. Spring (March-April-May) is the second-best time to trek. You can witness the forest in blooms of rhododendron and other wildflowers. 

 

 

what you will experience

Although short and easy, the Royal trek provides you with a memorable challenge. Unlike other trekking routes, the Royal trek is less crowded. This gives you ample time to enjoy the beautiful scenery and indulge in the local culture. If you get lucky you can also see rare snow leopard and blue sheep. With over 100 varieties of orchid and birds, you can get lost in nature.

 

 

4. balthali village trek

 

The Balthali Village is a short drive from Kathmandu. This easy trek offers a delightful withdrawal from the hustles of the capital. With 4-5 hours of walk every day, you can complete this trek in 2-3 days.

 

Balthali is an old village 40 km from Kathmandu. Despite the proximity, the ancient village is rich in culture and unspoiled nature. There are many routes to reach the village, adding or subtracting days to your trek.

 

The treks start with a drive to Dhulikhel, followed by a trek to Namo Buddha. Thereon you arrive at the village of Balthali. Finally, a trek to Panauti bring your journey to a conclusion. The Balthali Village Trek offers an insight into the traditional and rural Nepal. It takes you to small villages where you can experience the lifestyle of local people.

 

 

accomodation

There are a number of hotels that range from simple to luxurious star hotels in Kathmandu and Banepa. While at Namo Buddha and Balthali there are many hotels and resorts for your comfortable stay and food. Or, you can also go camping in these places for extra adventure.

 

 

best time to go

This trek can be done all year round. Being a relatively low altitude trek, winter is the best time to go. The sky will be clear and you can see great mountain views. 

 

 

what you will experience

Balthali trek offers you a great mountain view from a low altitude. You can experience the sacred atmosphere of Namo Buddha. In addition to that, you can explore the ancient Newari culture and architecture at Panauti.

 

 

 

5. langtang valley trek

 

The glorious Langtang Valley is the closest Himalayan region from Kathmandu. A seven hours drive will bring you into the Langtang sphere. Considered as one of the most beautiful valleys in the world, the Langtang Valley trek is one of the best treks in Nepal. 

 

You can join this short and easy trek for around 7-8 days. Or, you can even lengthen the trek duration depending on your convenience. 

 

The trek starts at 1470m at Syabrubesi and hits 3870m at Kyanjin Gompa. Garnering in popularity, the trek involves steep, jungle-covered valleys at a lower elevation. Once you ascend higher, it is followed by wide, barren alpine valleys.

 

accomodation

Tea-house is the most common form of accommodation in the region. Three years since the 2015 earthquake, the routes are as safe as they used to be. Many tea-houses are being rebuilt, most of them are bigger and better. You also have the option to camp in the valley.

 

best time to go

The best time to trek the Langtang Valley is Spring and Autumn. The weather is warm and cool with the finest views of the mountains during this time of the year. 

 

Winter is also a possibility if you don’t mind the cold. However, the temperature goes really low during winter, especially during the night. The quilt provided by the tea-houses may not be warm enough. So it is important that you check temperature rating of your sleeping bag and bring what a sleeping bag that you will keep you warm.  

 

 

what you will experience

This easy trek has a lot to offer. Apart from the varied terrain, the highlight of the region is the Langtang Lirung range. You can also get a superb view of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu along the trail. The historic Kyanjin Gompa will leave you feeling spellbound. 

 

The national park is blessed with diverse flora and fauna. You can see monkeys, wild deer, dzo, falcons, and other wildlife in their natural habitat. If you’re lucky you can spot yellow-throated martens and red panda. The rhododendron bloom adds an exquisite color to the landscape.

 

 

6. panchase trek

 

Panchase is one of the hill stations in the Annapurna Region. Often overlooked by trekkers, the Panchase Trek is one of the hidden gems of Nepal. 

 

The trek takes just 4 days with 3-4 hours of walking a day. This easy trek is perfect for families and people with moderate fitness. You’ll have abundant time to enjoy and appreciate nature during the trial. 

 

The trek kicks off in a unique fashion in Pokhara with a graceful boat trip across the Fewa lake. After a short climb, you’ll come to the impressive World Peace Pagoda. Thereon, you trek to the rural villages of Lukum Swara and Bumdi. 

 

Continuing further, you’ll trek to Panchase Bhanjyang and ascend to the summit of Panchase Hill. Finally, the trek concludes after you descend to the town of Bhadaure and Naudanda.

 

accomodation

You have the option to either camp or stay in a tea house.

 

 

best time to go

Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the two best time for this trek in Nepal. This easy trek is ideal for winter as well. The mountain views in December and January can also be spectacular.

 

 

what you will experience

Apart from the beautiful boat trip, you’ll get an amazing view of Fewa Lake and the city of Pokhara. The diversity of scenery will leave you craving for more. You’ll come across terraced rice fields and the next moment into the dense alpine area. 

 

The highlight of the trek is the view from the summit of Panchase Hill (2,500m). There you will get the majestic view of the the Mt. Annapurna, Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, Gangapurna, and Manaslu. 

 

 

7. kathmandu - chisapani - nagarkot trek

Amidst all the chaos, Kathmandu has its own virtue. Home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Site, the capital is a true cultural hub. The same goes for trekking.

 

Kathmandu Rim Valley Trek is a perfect refreshment for anyone looking for a short and easy trek. It can be done in 5-6 days taking you to the outskirt of the valley. 

 

The trek begins at the base of Sundarijal. From here, the trail climbs onto the Tamang village and to Chisapani. Walking through the Shivapuri National Park leads to Nagarkot. Thereafter, you descend Dhulikhel and to Kathmandu. 

 

accomodation

While Kathmandu offers some of the best hotels in the nation, you’ll be staying in lodges at Chisapani. At Nagarkot and Dhulikhel, there is no shortage of hotels and guesthouses.

 

If you prefer camping, it is also doable.

 

 

best time to go

This easy trek can be done all year round but the best time to go is spring and autumn.

 

 

what you will experience

The trek will leave you wondering how ambiguous the capital is. It takes you away from the cramped urban life to a very subtle rural settlement. Walking through the jungle feeling the cool breeze will rejuvenate you. 

 

The highlight of the trek is the 180-degree view of the Annapurna range in the west and the Everest in the east. Nagarkot offers you one of the best sunrise views with an immersive panoramic view of Kathmandu.

 

 

8.helambu trek

Helambu region, 72 km north of Kathmandu is home to the indigenous Hyolmo people. The Helambu trek is all about exploring natural splendor and well preserved Hyolmo culture. 

 

This is a relatively low altitude trek with the highest point at Tharepati Pass (3650m). The trek starts from Sundarijal, an hour’s drive from Kathmandu. Thereon, you explore the dense untouched forest and traditional villages. With lots of up and down, the trek concludes at Tarke Gyang from where you head back to Kathmandu.

 

accomodation

Teahouse is the most common form of accommodation along the trail. As you ascend higher the accommodation is basic but comfortable. 

 

 

best time to go

Spring (March-May) is the ideal time to go. At the same time, winter treks are also doable.

 

 

WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

This trip never fails to impress you. The sunrise view from Chisapani and the views of Langtang range will mesmerize you. This easy trek also provides you with the opportunity to witness a wide array of fauna and flora. The trek has a strong cultural feel as you explore the unique rustic lifestyle of the region.

 

 

Trekking is a perfect getaway from the chaos of life. And when the trek is easy and short, it fits all types of trekkers. You can opt these treks as a family trip where you can catch the stunning views and collect innumerable memories with your loved ones.

 

No matter which trek you choose from our list, you’ll have endless memories to cherish in Nepal!