Nepal is widely known for its extensive trekking routes that take travelers to the heart of the mountains. Yet, equally popular are short sightseeing trips that have been appreciated for their extravaganza. If you love to experience the wilderness of Nepal, yet are restrained by time for a full trek, this selection could be just for you.
Everest Panorama Trek
This trek is appropriate for travelers who want to view Everest up front yet don’t have the time to trek slowly to the base camp or who would prefer not to move to high altitude. The trek starts with a 45-minute flight to the Lukla airport from Kathmandu. From Lukla, a stroll along the Dudh Koshi stream leads to the delightful Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar. The next day’s excursion is to Syangboche, which offers an amazing view of Everest and other mountains. Significant features of the trek include passing the greatest town of Sherpa people in Khumjung, which contains fascinating religious communities and the Hillary School.
Annapurna Poon Hill Trek
The Poon Hill trek is among the most known short treks in Nepal. The trek can be undertaken within a couple of days and has no danger of altitude sickness. Poon Hill Trek begins along the lovely Modi Khola, which is about an hour’s drive from Pokhara. The Gurung village at Ghandruk is another highlight of the trek. The town lies in the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) and has a number of guest houses that provide shelter and meals to trekkers. Poon Hill is renowned for its panoramic view of the mountain ranges including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchre, and Nilgiri.
Gosainkunda is situated in the Langtang National Park in the Rasuwa district and is a renowned pilgrimage site for Hindus. The Langtang-Gosainkundatrek begins from Syabrubesi in Langtang(or from Sundarijal in Kathmandu if you have a couple of extra days). Beginning from Syabrubesi, Dhunche, a relaxing walk leads to Chandan Bari. The second day’s rest is at a tea house of Lauribinayak and followed by a climb to the holy lakes in the early morning of the next day. During the trek, tea houses in the local settlement along the way offer shelter and meal, easing the need to carry much in your rucksack.