• Dec 22, 2016

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Short Vacation Treks in Nepal

If you love exploring the wild but don't have time for an entire trek, you can choose treks in Nepal that are short yet bear the same charm as their longer counterparts. Here are some trekking routes you can enjoy on your short vacation to Nepal.

Poon Hill Trek, 4-5 Days, 3210 m:

The Poon Hill trek is one of the most popular among all short treks in Nepal. This trek can be accomplished within a few days and has no risk of altitude sickness. Annapurna Panorama Poon Hill trek starts along the beautiful Modi Khola, an hour's drive from Pokhara. After crossing the suspension bridge over the river, one can see the ultimate scenic landscape, rice fields terrace, and a fantastic view of Machhapuchhare. One of the prime attractions of the trip is Ghandruk, a lively heritage village of the Gurung community. The village lies within the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) and contains many guesthouses providing mountain trekkers lodging and meals. The Poon Hill trek is famous for its mesmerizing view of the sunrise atop the hill and the spectacular view of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, and other famous mountains of the region.

Gosaikunda Trek, 6 Days, 4380 m:

Gosainkunda is a famous pilgrimage site for Hindus, which is located in Langtang National Park in the Rasuwa district. The treks in Nepal to Gosainkunda can be started from Syabrubesi in Langtang or Sundarijal in Kathmandu if you have a few extra days. The first few days of the trek are ascending through the forest with the view of Langtang Himal and Annapurna at a distance. Then, starting from Syabrubesi, Dhunche, the first day will lead toward a long steady climb to Chandan Bari. The second day's rest is at the tea houses of Lauribinayak, and the next day's hike is to the lakes in the early morning. During this Langtang Gosaikunda trek, Basic accommodation is readily available, with tea houses offering a variety of food and snacks.

Everest Panorama - 5 / 6 Days, 3440 m:

This short Everest Panorama trek in Nepal is suitable for all who want to go near Everest but don't have the time for a trip to the Everest base camp or those who don't want to climb high. The trek begins with a 45 minutes flight to Lukla airport from Kathmandu. From Lukla, a walk along the Dudh Koshi river will lead to the beautiful Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar. The next day's trip is to Syangboche, which offers a breathtaking view of Everest and majestic mountain scenery. One of the trek's significant highlights is the Sherpa community's biggest village in Khumjung, which contains exotic monasteries and the Hillary School.

Jomsom Trek, 5 Days, 2720 m:

The Annapurna Jomsom trek offers a magnificent view of the Himalayan ranges. The eye-soothing scenic beauty of mountains Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri is the major attraction of the trip. The beautiful Kaligandaki River is also an asset of the Jomsom valley. This trip begins with a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and a three hours walk to Kagbeni. This is followed by a walk to Marpha the next day, which takes around 1.5 hrs, and returning. The walk to Muktinath the next day takes about 5 hours. The trek back to Jomsom after an overnight stay and a flight back to Pokhara ends this beautiful journey.

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