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Best Beginners' Treks in Nepal

Best Beginners’ Treks in Nepal  

Trekking in Nepal or Nepal trekking is one of the magnificent things to do in Nepal Like hiking, climbing, expedition,  Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting, bungee jumping and paragliding, Trekking in Nepal is a world-class adventure activity to experience during one’s holiday.

Not all the people are veteran trekkers and some of the people are beginners for trekking in Nepal too. Still, beginners can have many choices of trekking trips in Nepal. Nepal and its mountains and landscapes welcome every kind of trekkers warmly from the globe to unveil the mighty Himalayas’ charms and mysteries.

Now, let’s talk about what can beginners do in Nepal what kinds of trekking can the beginners do in Nepal and what are the trekking trips in Nepal for beginners. or what are the best beginners’ treks in Nepal? Let's talk about trekking in Nepal for the beginners here in this article. 

As a beginner and fresher, you are required to know about various Nepal Holidays for your exciting and marvelous times and moments during your stay in Nepal.  Then only you can make the right choice and the decision. 

In Nepal, beginners can do only a few trekking trips and they are incredibly magnificent to experience. The low elevation, mild temperature and pacing, moderate walk into the wild nature with typical Nepali lifestyle of the rural people, natural lakes and waterfalls, a wide variety of vegetation and woods and most importantly, the breathtaking mountain panoramas are the astounding highlights of Easy trekking in Nepal. Easy treks in Nepal are primarily designed for the beginners with all safety measures and proper pacing and acclimatization. 

Do you wanna know more about Nepal before making a decision for your trip or travelling in Nepal? For this, you can visit: Nepal Travel Info, Weather in Nepal, Hiring Guide and Porter, Altitude Sickness Information, Tourism in Nepal, Trekking Equipment Checklist and more. These articles written on Nepal's comprehensive travel plans before deciding a trip to Nepal will benefit with the information regarding Nepal's weather, Nepal's foods and accommodation, health and securities, travel insurance and the communication facilities while travelling in Nepal. This way, you can better prepare and plan your trekking in Nepal and celebrate in an exciting and safer way. 


This article Best Beginners’ Treks in Nepal provides you with a very authentic and reliable source of trekking for beginners in Nepal and can plan your timing and budget accordingly. Also, you can take this article as a foundation guideline for a beginner while trekking in Nepal. Let’s read and enjoy it.

There are mainly 5 trekking trips in Nepal which are the best suited to beginners and they will truly reward you with boosted stamina for other challenging treks incredible mountain views and tremendous refreshments as well. 

  • Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek 
  • Chisapani - Nagarkot Trek
  • Dhampus-Sarangkot Trek 
  • Everest View trek 
  • Pikey Peak Trek 

1. Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek

 Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is the finest trekking trip for beginners in Nepal. There are two reasons for this: one is a mild elevation trek of 3210m above sea level and magnificent mountain views of the mountains including Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and all Annapurna mountain range. 

Wanna know more about Ghorepani Poonhill Trek for your convenient and comfortablitiy during the trek, Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek-A Complete Trekkers' Guide  will help you to design and set your compact plan for Poonhill trek in Nepal in a better way so that you wont have any obstacles on the trail. 

Wanna know about Poonhill Trek Transportation: Poonhill- Ghorepani Jeep Ride provides all possible land transportation from Pokhara to Poonhill/Ghorepani via Ulleri and Banthanti. If you take this jeep ride up to Ulleir or Banthanti, your Gorepani Poonhill Trek will be more relaxing and less time consuming. 

Even the trekkers can view magnificent Annapurna Mountain panoramas including Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre within 3 days from Pokhara with a low budget and less stamina and you will feel that you are rewarded with some incredible blessings of holy mountains and serene mountain settings.


The other things the beginners can do during the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek are yoga and meditation. They can perform yoga and meditation every day on the mountain even at the top of the Poonhill (3200m) early in the morning at sunrise.

The trekkers also can get massage and therapy services during their Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek at Ghorepani and Ghandruk village. But for this, you need to make a prior booking. Therefore, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek stands itself as one of the best beginners' treks in Nepal. 

Also, one can experience the Annapurna Conservation Area, the largest protected area in the world during their Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek.

 1. Highlights

  •  A short and Scenic walk through deep woods and natural waterfalls
  •  Explore Pokhara city, the naturally blessed city of Nepal
  • Celebrate the calmness and wilderness of nature 
  • Relish on magnificent sunrise and mountain views including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Massif, Gangapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the most alluring Machhapuchhre
  • Visit and explore the culturally enriched Ghandruk Village inhabited by Gurung people
  • Taste German Bakery at Ghandruk 


2. Brief Itinerary

 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,320 m and transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara 860 m. 06-hour drive covering 220 km /137 miles

Day 3: Drive to Ulleri for 03 hrs and Trek to Ghorepani village 2,885 m 03 hrs.

Day 4: Morning hike to Poon Hill 45 minutes for sunrise, back to Ghorepani and trek to Tadapani 2,640 m - 04 hrs.

Day 5: Trek to Ghandruk 2,012 m / 6,601 feet -03hours. and drive back to Pokhara (2 hrs.)

Day 6: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 7: International departure for homeward bound.

2. Chispani Nagarkot Trek

 Are you looking forward to getting the right choice of trekking around or near Kathmandu valley or near Kathmandu as a beginner for refreshment and for the experience for other larger/longer trekking trips in Nepal? If so, then, go with Chisapani-Nagarkot Trek for a couple of days to hang around Kathmandu with cool air and a short hike in the hills. Chapani-Nagarkot Trek will be a rewarding short and easy trek for beginners who want a refreshment walk around/near Kathmandu to see mountain views including Mt. Everest and stunning sunrise and sunset. Moreover, the trekkers in Chisapani Nagarkot Trek can have a chillax experience of Shivapuri National Park, the nearest national park to the capital, Kathmandu and the country lifestyle of the people.

 

A couple of days of trekking/hiking around or near Kathmandu will endow you with such energy and excitement that you can revive your spirit of work, life and study. People who are in Kathmandu allocated a couple of spare days to experience this Chiapani-Nagarkot easy trek/hike a beginner or people of old age.

 

You begin this walk from Sundarijal, walk up to Dhap Dam through Shivapuri National Park, walk up to Chispani and trek to Nagarkot.

From the hill station of Nagarkot, one can even view Mt. Everest and all surrounding mountain summits. You can relish luxury accommodation and a variety of food items in Nagarkot with this short beautiful walk. 


1. Chisapani -Nagarkot Trek Highlights

  •         A Short and scenic walk near Kathmandu for a couple of days
  •         Get refreshed with a cool walk through Shivapuri National Park
  •         Enjoy local food, country lifestyle and unique culture of the local people
  •         Explore the village, Chisapani and its serene surrounding
  •         Witness marvelous mountain panorama from Nagarkot including Mt. Everest
  •        Boost up your hiking/trekking stamina for other moderate and adventure trekking
  •         Enjoy the cool and serene surroundings of Dhap Dam, a beautiful lake 

2. Chisapani-Nagarkot Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Sundarijal and walk up to Chisapani (1900m)via Mulkharaka and Dhap Dam

Day 2: Trek to Nagarkot (2175m) via Shivapuri National Park

Day 3: Walk up to the view tower for Sunrise and mountain views and drive back to Kathmandu

3. Dhampus- Sarangkot Trek

Popular as a short and easy beginner’s trek in the Annapurna region just above Pokhara city, Dhampus-Sarangkot Trek is a rewarding trek for only a couple of days to witness breathtaking Annapurna mountain panoramas including Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Himal Chuli and Lamjung Himal.

The trek takes you through Dhampus and Australian Camp villages and finally to Sarangkot hill offering probably the most astonishing mountain panoramas with fabulous sunrise and sunset with 2 days easy trek in Nepal near Pokhara.


You can go to Dhampus village (1650m) by jeep or car directly and a short walk up to Australian Camp (2065m). The Australian Camp offer you a golden opportunity to observe and enjoy rural life with astounding walks through deep woods and landscapes accompanying the snow-fed mountain summits in the Annapurna region.

While trekking from Australian Camp to Sarangkot, you will enjoy a newly opened up trek along the ridge of Kaskikot and explore many historical, religious and cultural highlights like the palaces, arts and architectures, civilization, lifestyle of the local people and local food items.

Lastly, you will feel blessed to be at the Sarangkot Viewpoint and celebrate the grandest view of all mountain peaks located in Annapurna region with fabulous sunrise, Pokhara city, Phewa Lake, World Peace Stupa and Pumdikot Shiva Statue.

You can walk down to Phewa Lake to end this best beginner’s trek, Dhampus Sarangkot Trek and relax and chill out in Pokhara City.

1. Highlights

  • A beautiful and relaxing 2 day walk into the nature of the Annapurna Himalayas
  • An easy and short hike/trek for beginners and people of old age
  • Acknowledge the village life of the people of the Annapurna region and enjoy their local foods and accommodation
  • Witness marvellous mountain summits including massive Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, Himal Chuli, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal  
  • Enjoy Pokhara City, Phewa Lake, Pumdikot Mahadev Statue and World Peace Pagoda
  • Visit and explore Kaskikot, a historical fort and palace


2. Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Go to Pokhara (6-7 hrs. drive/ 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu)

Day 2: Drive to Dhampus and walk up to Australian Camp

Day 3: Trek to Sarangkot via Kaskikot and Naudanda

Day 4: Walk down to Pokhara and relax

4. Everest View Trek

Everest View Trek is also known as Everest Panorama Trek or Everest Short Trek which takes you up to Hotel Everest View(3880m) and offers you an astounding opportunity to witness Mt. Everest. This week-long Everest View Trek or Everest Short Trek will be an astonishing walk through Sagarmatha National Park, the national park enlisted in World Heritage Sites and the park located at the highest elevation in the world. There are 7 world heritage sites located in Kathmandu and out of the valley, Sagarmatha National Park is one of them. 

Everest View Trek takes you to the highest elevation up to 3880m which is Everest View hotel through Lukla, Phakding and Namche Bazaar.



The major attractions of Everest View Trek are Sagarmatha National Park, Lukla Airport, Lukla Town, Phakding Village, Namche Bazaar(3400m) and its attractions, hotel Everest View and marvelous Mt. Everest view from Hotel Everest View.

The trek begins either directly from Lukla or from Manthali/Ramechhap after you leave Kathmandu. Then, you will traverse through Phakding, Monjo and Jorsalle which are local towns on the way to Everest Base Camp and Namche Bazaar. You will cross the suspension bridge over the Dudhkoshi River several times and finally ascend to Namche Bazaar. Further, ascending to Hotel Everest View and witnessing Khumjung village and astounding Mt. Everest and other neighboring mountain peaks in the Khumbu region.


Everest View Trek is a beginner’s trek as its elevation and pacing are perfect for beginners as it takes the trekkers to the highest elevation which is 3880m which is less than 4000m. So, the trekking trip below 4000m is considered as a beginners’ trek and there are no risks of high-altitude sickness and any other sudden inconveniences.

If you are looking for a budget trek in the Everest region, you can our Everest Base Camp Budget Trek as well. You can have same experience with same trek facilities with low budget. 

Major Highlights

  • Explore Lukla Town and the Lukla Airport
  • Enjoy an easy walk through deep pine, fir, birch, rhododendron and juniper
  • Explore and experience local Sherpa’s culture, civilization and local food items
  • Walk through Namche Bazaar (3400) and have astonishing experiences like visiting local  towns, having food in restaurants, enjoying the view of Thamserkhu mountain and visiting the museums
  • Hike up to Hotel Everest View (3880m) and enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and other towering mountain peaks with the view of Khumjung village

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 2: Fly to Lukla/2840m, Trek to Phakding 2,610m/40 minutes flight 3 - 4 Hours trek.

Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3,440m /5 - 6 hours.

Day 4: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Hotel Everest View 3880m 2-3 hours.

Day 5: Trek back to Monjo via Namche Bazaar.

Day 6: Trek back to Lukla (2840) 3 hrs

Day 7:  Flight Lukla to Kathmandu


5. Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak Trek (4065m) is an easy trek for the beginners in lower Everest Region. The beginners love this easy and short trekking trip in Nepal near Junbesi Village located in the lower Khumbu region.

Pikey Peak Trek takes you to the top of Pikey Peak (4065m) and offers you marvelous mountain summits including Mt. Everest and other tall snow-fed summits all around.  You can also view a magnificent sunrise view from Pikey Peak.

The trek is also known as a less crowded and less spoiled trekking trail in the lower Everest region trekking of Nepal therefore people love doing this trek befriending lovely fresh and unharmed nature.

People who are undertaking this Pikey Peak Trek walk through deep pine, juniper, oak, rhododendron, fir and many other plants found in the lower Everest region. Trekkers also can experience the unique culture of the local Sherpa people and the local food items along with sacred monasteries and other holy sites on the trail.

Most importantly, you will relish on cool and refreshing walk accompanied by marvellous mountain panoramas including Mt. Everest, the top of the world.

This Pikey Peak Trek is for those who want to see Mt. Everest but don’t have the stamina and enough time to frame and budget for Everest Base Camp Trek. This trek can be the best way to witness Mt. Everest and experience at least the lower Everest region.

If you want a thrilling and adventurous trip from Lower Everest region to Everest Base Camp (5364m), you can go with Everest Base Camp Jeep Ride with Helicopter Return. This is a marvelous adventure trip to ebc.


Pikey Peak Trek Highlights

  • A short and moderate/easy trek for beginners in the lower Everest region
  • A walk-through core wilderness, holy monasteries, prayer wheels, natural waterfalls and streams and beautiful traditional settlements of Sherpa people
  • A climb up to the top of the Pikey Peak (4065m) and witness mesmerizing sunrise and Mt. Everest
  • A truly refreshing walk for a week's vacation in Nepal in a less crowded and less spoiled area of the lower Khumbu region/ Everest region
  • Experience local Sherpa people’s food items, their lifestyles, culture, religion and civilization

 Brief  Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVE KATHMANDU (1,400M)

DAY 2: DRIVE TO SHIVALAYA (1,838M)

DAY 3: TREK TO BHANDAR (2,180M)

DAY 4: TREK TO NAMKHELI (2,400M)

DAY 5: TREK TO NGAUR (3,419M)

DAY 6: TREK TO PIKEY BASE CAMP (3,640M)

DAY 7: WALK UP PIKEY PEAK (4,065M) AND THEN TREK TO LAMJURA LA (3,530M)

DAY 8: TREK TO JUNBESI (2,675M) AFTERNOON VISIT TO THUPTENCHHOLING MONASTERY

DAY 9: TREK TO RINGMO AND ONTO TAKSINDU LA (2,968M)

DAY 10: TREK TO PHAPLU (2,413M)

DAY 11: DRIVE TO KATHMANDU

Final Words 

These, Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek , Chisapani - Nagarkot Trek, Dhampus-Sarangkot Trek , Everest View trek and  Pikey Peak Trek are the 5 best beginners' treks in Nepal. These are also known as the best short treks in Nepal for beginners. However, other trekking trips like Mardi Himal Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Muldai Hill Trek and Muktinath Trek are also popular among the trekkers as some of the best beginners’ treks in Nepal. But, the majority of the beginners are found going on the above-mentioned and described trekking trips in Nepal to witness Nepal’s mighty Himalayas including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Mt. Everest.

 So, here we just recommend with one of the described trekking trips you are planning your trekking trips in Nepal as a beginner and celebrate it with all the required preparations like choosing the best weather of the year, getting the right trekking equipment and knowing the things before you go for the trip in Nepal. Hope you will make the right choice and enjoy your short and easy trek in Nepal as a beginner. 

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