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5 Days Short Everest & Annapurna Treks

Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk Trek OR Short Everest View Trek  ||   Extermly Popular  ||   5 Days
Transportation options Drive / Flight
Maximum Altitude 3210m. Poonhill / 3780 m. Everest View Hotel
Best Season All Months
Accommodation Hotel / Teahouse with attached bathroom
Trekking hours 5-6 hours Maximum

Short trekking in Nepal are professionally composed treks offering the best scenic, cultural, and natural delights in a reduced amount of time. These kind of treks solely focus on the best  destinations approachable within the limited days and the best route to be there.

As a country blessed with numerous majestic trekking routes, trekking is truly a divine adventure. Trekking showcases us the culture, lifestyle, tradition, art of farming, and many other experiences alongside the magnificent Himalayas. With a wide range of treks to select from, each of them gifts you with different shades of the snow-capped peaks and landscape surrounding it. Most of the trekking itineraries of the Himalayas might take you long walks for an extended time. However, we have handpicked these routes and trekking programs after professional help giving you the best short treks in Nepal.

The benefits of choosing the short trekking in some of the popular routes are that travelers of average fitness can do it conveniently. There are no compromises with the views of the Himalayas available. And the major advantage is that there is no significant rush in completing the daily segments as these treks are flexible to any conditions. Additionally, these treks generally hover around the lower Himalayan sectors you can get the views from different points without much worries of altitude sickness. So, spend your short vacation in the lap of nature and a fantastic view surrounding you with Everest Vacation.

Ghorepani, Poonhill & Ghandruk Trek

Day 1: Drive to Nayapul. Trek to Ulleri.
Day 2: Trek to Ghorepani. Explore around Ghorepani.
Day 3: Early morning climb Poon Hill then Trek to the Tadapani
Day 4: Trek to Ghandruk and explore the Gurung village and Cultural
Day 5: Trek to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Nayapul from Kathmandu or Pokhara and Trek to Tikhedunga – Ulleri (village)
The starting point of the Annapurna short trek is Nayapul. If you are in Pokhara, it’s only a short drive of an hour to reach here. From Kathmandu, you will take a hill highway drive of 6-7 hours to reach Nayapul.

Similarly, from Kathmandu, you can also take a domestic flight and then take the drive to Nayapul. As the first day of the trek, we will have a shorter walking session passing by multiple hill settlements of the areas. You can stop in one of the many teahouses in the way and try some local snacks. You will cross the suspension bridge over Tikedhunga Khola which then leads us to a steep trail to the village of Tikedhunga. Nearing the village of Ulleri, we can have some great views of Mt. Annapurna south (7219m.) and Hiunchuli (6441m).
Overnight at a Lodge in Ulleri.
(There are Luxury hotels for high-end travelers)

Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani. Explore around Ghorepani
The trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani shows us the art of living, farming, and agriculture in the hills of Nepal. The trek is relaxed, and most of the time we will have a gradual ascend through different types of Forest. From this segment of our route, we can spot many wildflowers and beautiful birds found around here. We will pass by small settlements and rest there for a while enjoying the view of nature surrounding us. In a clear sky, you can view snow-capped mountains behind the green hills. After trekking for about 7 hours, you will reach the Ghorepani village in the late afternoon. Ghorepani is one of the major villages of the Annapurna region. It is here that most of the trails linking to the other villages and the regions (including ABC and circuit) diverge. With a brief village tour here, we can witness a lot about the local lifestyle and culture.
Overnight at a lodge in Ghorepani.
(There are Luxury hotels for high-end travelers)

Day 03: Early morning climb Poon Hill then Trek to the Tadapani
We will start our day early as our first goal today is to Hike up to Poon-Hill for the morning sunrise view. Poon hill is about an hour of walking from Ghorepani village. Poonhill is one of the best places to view the Annapurna range and the surrounding Himalayas in Nepal. The rays of the sun will treat us with majestic views of Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri ranges, Tukuche peak, BahariShikhar, Hiuchuli, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, LamjungHimal, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Mt.Manaslu ranges, and many other mountains. We will spend some time here and return to the Ghorepani village for breakfast. Our trek continues then from here to the village of Tadapani. The first section of the trail is a bit steep and goes through the Deurali pass. This pass is almost in a similar height to that of Poonhill, and we can get a beautiful landscape view touching horizon from here. We will then descend gradually and pass multiple settlements to reach the village of Tadapani.
Overnight at a lodge in Tadapani.
(There are Luxury hotels for high-end travelers)

Day 04: Trek to Ghandruk and explore the Gurung village and Cultural
We will have a comparatively shorter trek today giving us enough time to stop and admire the nature in the way. Our destination for today is the Gurung village of Ghandruk. The trail descends gradually and passes through rhododendron forests to reach Ghandruk. Nearing the village we can spot terraced farmlands and Animal sheds. Ghandruk is about 3 hours of walk from Tadapani. The compact and close Gurung community are one of the most culturally rich settlements of the Annapurna region. After reaching the village, we can go for a brief visit around. The Gurung Museum here showcases some of the traditional art, culture, lifestyle, and attire of the people living in the village. We can try some of the local organic products alongside the mesmerizing view available from the village. Overnight at a lodge in Ghandruk.
(There are Luxury hotels for high-end travelers)

Day o5: Trek to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara or Kathmandu
For the last stretch of our short Annapurna trek, we will walk pass hilly settlements beside the ModiKhola to reach Nayapul with around 5 hours hike. After reaching Nayapul, you can either drive to Pokhara or Kathmandu from here. With some great memories and majestic Himalayan scenery to bring back with you, this short trek highlighting the best bits of Annapurna region terminates today. Everest Vacation team will stay connected for your valuable suggestions and feedback.

Please, ask your tour plan with trekking route, number of traveler and trek duration by submitting ‘Quick Enquiry‘ form  (right/bottom side) or click here.

Short Everest View Trekking

Day 1: Flight to Lukla then Trek to Phakding.
Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazar.
Day 3: Early morning climb Everest view hotel, Khumjung village and back to the Hotel
Day 4: Trek Back to Lukla
Day 5: Flight to Kathmandu from Lukla.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Flight to Lukla then Trek to Phakding
Early morning, we will drive you to the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) to broad a domestic flight to the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla. This flight to Lukla is one of the most scenic flights of the whole world. In the flight, you can view all three major geographic partition of Nepal. The high hills lead us near to the snow-capped Himalayas before landing at the Lukla airport. The entry point to the Everest region, Lukla is a small village with the main airport to further advance to any regions of Khumbu. After a brief rest here, we will commence the trek of today heading towards Phakding. The trek is easy and smooth. We will reach Phakding after 3-4 hours of gradual trek from Lukla.
Overnight at a Lodge in Phakding.
(There are Luxury hotels for high-end travelers)

Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazar
We will start the trek early today through the beautiful pine forest. Small patches of the rhododendron forests make the trail even better. Besides the raging water of the DudhkoshiRiver, we will have a perfect view of Thamserku Mountain as we advance towards Namche. After crossing a few hill settlements in the way, we will reach the entry point of the Sagarmatha(Everest) National Park. We will have our permits checked in the checkpoint here and continue the trek to Namche. Nearing Namche Bazaar, we will get the first glimpse of Mount Everest. Towards the Evening we will reach the Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar and rest for the day at a hotel here.
Overnight at a Lodge in Namche Bazaar.
(There are Luxury hotels for high-end travelers)

Day 03: Early morning climb Everest view hotel, Khumjung village and back to the Hotel
We will start our day with a breathtaking view of the sunrise over Mt Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse.

From Namche, we will hike for a couple of hours to Hotel Everest View. We will take a short tour in the way and visit the National park Museum. Here, you can learn a lot about the Sherpa culture, lifestyle of the Mountaineers, and the gears and stories of the locals and visitors from the very first years. After museum, hike to Syangboche; it has one of the highest airstrips of Nepal at an altitude of 3790 meters. Then we will continue to the Everest View hotel. The hotel lies on the other side of a ridge so; you can only get a sight of the hotel after getting near to it. After reaching the Everest View hotel, we will be treated with some of the best views of Everest and surrounding any place in the world. The Panoramic view is pristine and picture perfect

From Everest View Hotel, we will take a hike to the Khumjung and Kunde villages. Walking beside numerous small and big Chortens and Mani walls, we will catch a trail to Khumjung Village. Here we will take a short village tour and the Khumjung Monastery (You can see Yeti Scalp/Skull at Monastery) & The Hillary School. After lunch here, we will begin the walk to Kunde.  The steep ascend is then followed by a bit relaxed uphill to the village of Khunde. Returning from here to Namche, we can choose different trails and visit the small villages and Yak grazing lands.

After reaching to Namche, you can head for the local market tour. We will rest for the day in a hotel in Namche Bazaar.
Overnight at a Lodge in Namche Bazaar.
(There are Luxury hotels for high-end travelers)

Day 04: Trek Back to Lukla
Most of today’s trek will be in a gradual downhill trail leading all the way to Lukla. We will get all the beautiful landscape views from a different angle while descending to Phakding and to Lukla. During the peak seasons in spring and autumn when the helicopter shuttle is available (generally mid-March to mid-May and early October to early December), there is an option to take the helicopter shuttle directly from Everest View Hotel to Lukla, saving you two days of trekking. After reaching Lukla, we can view the beautiful sunset and rest for the day. Overnight at a Lodge in Lukla.
(There are Luxury hotels for high-end travelers)

Day 05: Flight to Kathmandu from Lukla
After breakfast, we will leave the Khumbu region and fly back to the capital Kathmandu. You can view the Himalayas for one last time and relive the moment from the flight. After landing in Kathmandu, we will drive you back to your hotel. You can spend some more time in the street markets of Thamel and explore the local cuisines and souvenirs. Our team of Everest Vacation will stay connected for your valuable feedback and suggestions. With great memories and equally wonderful stories to share, we complete the short Everest tour of 5 days.

Please, ask your tour plan with trekking route, number of traveler and trek duration by submitting ‘Quick Enquiry‘ form  (right/bottom side) or click here.

Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal Trek is a fascinating trekking trail in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Its located east of Modi Khola across the valley from Hiunchuli. This trek covers some of the awe-inspiring glacial valleys and landscapes of the Annapurna region. Trek is known as the Eco-Tourism route that passes through dense rhododendron, oak forest, and varieties of vegetation. The Mardi Himal trek is an ideal choice for a short adventure trek over natural trails.

Himal Trek initializes from Kande to start our trek toward Australian Camp. Witnessing amazing mountains and hills, we will march up to reach Forest Camp. Along the rhododendron and oak forest to reach Low-Camp. Ascend through hills from Camp to reach Viewpoint and trek down to Lumre to end our trek journey.

The newly opened route is a picturesque adventure to Mardi Himal which will impress with its cultural diversity, snowcapped peaks, and stone-built village. The trail leads through stone ruffed villages, past the enchanting woodland with pine and rhododendron forest. The trail continues on the forested path until the elevation of 3300m. Then trek enter to the rugged mountain terrain with an incredible view of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre and Annapurna south.

Day 01: Drive to Kande and trek to Australian Camp
Day 02: Trek to Forest Camp
Day 03: Trek to Low-Camp
Day 04: Hike to Viewpoint (4255m) and return to Sidhing Village
Day 05: Trek to Lumre and drive back to Pokhara.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Kande and trek to Australian Camp
Early morning starts with a scenic drive to Kande. After an hour of drive, we will reach to Kande. It is an initial phase of our trek. About 2 hours of trek, we will reach Australian Camp. You can witness the mesmerizing view of Massif Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Lamjung Himal in a closer range. Overnight in Australian Camp.

Day 02. Trek to Forest Camp
Trek begins at an early rise to reach up to Pothana village. From Pothana, you march ahead toward Pitam Deurali. Continue quiet trail through the dense forest of oak, rhododendron toward Forest Camp. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 03: Trek to Low-Camp
Leaving forest camp, we continue our trek toward Low Camp. The trail offers the dense forest, rhododendron with a clear view of Mt. Fishtail. About 4 hours of continue trek, we will reach Low Camp. Overnight in Low-Camp

Day 04: Hike to Viewpoint (4255m) and return to Sidhing Village
Resume our early morning trek ascend toward Viewpoint. Make sure of clear weather and get plenty of time to relax at Base Camp of Mardi Himal (4500m). The view from camp is special indeed with major mountains of the Annapurna range and other snowcapped peaks. After some hours, we will return to High Camp and join the trial to Sidhing village. This village offers pure local traditions, cultures, and lifestyles. Overnight in Sidhing.

Day 05: Trek to Lumre and drive back to Pokhara.
We resume our trek toward Lumre, a beautiful village with amazing waterfalls and greenery landscape. Place connected with driving road to Pokhara so it’s easy to catch a bus to reach back to Pokhara. Overnight at Lakeside, Pokhara.

Please, ask your tour plan with trekking route, number of traveler and trek duration by submitting ‘Quick Enquiry‘ form  (right/bottom side) or click here.

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    What's included?

    • Internal Flight: Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu for Everest Trek
    • Private/Public vehicle from Kathmandu/Pokhara to Nayapul for Annapurna Trek
    • Trekking Permit for your related trip
    • Trekkers’ Information Management system (TIMS) card
    • Professional English speaking guide with porter, 2 trekkers for 1 porter (1 porter carries 20-25 kilograms of luggage)
    • Salary, food, accommodation and Insurance & equipment for guide & porter.
    • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
    • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) or Luxury Hotels for high-end travelers during the trek