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Short treks from Kathmandu

Short treks from Kathmandu

Nepal is one of the best places which allure people with natural and scenic beauty. Nepal is rich in both traditional and ecological aspects. The arts, culture, ethnicity of the people are really fascinating. Nepal is one of the best lands for trekkers. When it comes to trekking, Nepal has never failed to serve the trekkers with its natural beauty. The main attraction of Nepal is its simplicity and peacefulness. It is a great place for people seeking some kind of insight. Nepal consists of many snow peak high mountains including the world’s highest mountain Mount Everest. Everest base camp, Annapurna base camp are some of the places many people like to visit in Nepal. Along with those long trips, Nepal has also been fulfilling the need of people for short treks. The most famous place for Short treks from Kathmandu.

Hiking in Kathmandu

Kathmandu has easy short trek options

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal which is surrounded by high snow Peak Mountains. Though Kathmandu is one of the modernized cities of Nepal, the culture and tradition of the Kathmandu valley have not been affected by urbanization. Many historical sites like Pashupatinath, the holy and sacred Hindu temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Changunarayan Temple, Swyambunath “The Monkey Temple” etc of Kathmandu valley has been listed by world heritage site by UNESCO. Kathmandu is a beautiful valley that is bounded by green hills on all of its sides. You can also see and observe the local life of the people in the village.

You can have an amazing experience if you opt for Kathmandu Short Trek. Despite being near the Kathmandu valley the village is not affected. The terrace farming in the village nearby Kathmandu valley looks really awesome. Farmers still use the traditional style of farming. You can see them working in the field. Many places are easily accessible from Kathmandu. Kathmandu Short Trek is always the best option if you have a limited time span.

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Highlights of the Kathmandu short trek from Kathmandu

  • Amazing rock formations, glaciers, narrow canyons
  • Unique Himalayan and Tibetan culture
  • Restricted region
  • Varied cultures of the Trans-Himalayan Buddhist people
  • High plateau
  • Stunning mountain views- Annapurna panorama, Mt Manaslu, Dhaulagiri.
  • Observing the local lifestyle of the people around the Kathmandu valley

Some of the famous places for going Short Trek in Kathmandu

Short treks from Kathmandu

Chisapani  trek

Chisapani is one of the most visited short treks from Kathmandu. The word Chisapani is derived from the two Nepali words ‘chisa’ means clod and ‘pani’ means water. Chisapani is also a small place about an hour from Kathmandu through Sundarijal. It is located at an altitude of 2,215m from sea level. The route goes through the beautiful Shivpuri national park with dense sub-tropical forest. It takes 4-5 hours to hike Chisapani. You will find the incredible view of the high mountains like Mount Langtang, Mount Gugal, Mount Ganesh, Mount Gaurishankar.

It is one of the most enjoyable treks of Kathmandu. You will be stunned by the view of the amazing Himalayan ranges. Chisapani is one of the quietest and peaceful places. You can listen to the birds chirping throughout the way. It is also the gateway to LangtangGosainkunda trek and Nagarkot.

Nagarkot trek

Another best short trek from Kathmandu Nagarkot. Nagarkot is a place which is situated at a distance of 29km from Kathmandu .it is situated at the altitude of 2195m / 7200ft from sea level. You can get the flourishing view of Langtang Himal on the way from Kathmandu to Nagarkot. The trail also goes through the amazing view of Ganesh, and DorjeLakpa ranges. Most people of the Tamang community lived nearby the Nagarkot area. There is a famous place in Nagarkot called Changunarayan. It is a temple that is enlisted by UNSECO on the world’s heritage site.

It takes at least 4-5 hours to reach Nagarkot. You will see the high snow Peak Mountains and countryside experience from this hike. You can also see the panorama of the Himalayas ranging from the Dhaulagiri in the west to Kanchanjunga in the east including Mt Everest. Not only this, but you can also enjoy the incredible view of Mt Everest and can have a very close look with the Binocular. The trek goes through the Newari village called Sakhu where you can observe the Newari tradition.

 Kathmandu valley trek

Chisapani Nagarkot trek follows the route of Kathmandu valley.  With the fantastic sight of historical monuments, traditional art and architecture, and lifestyles. Kathmandu valley rim trekking is suitable for those who are looking for a taste of trekking in Nepal. As this trek is exciting and exciting, entertainment is available around the city. Kathmandu Valley Rim trek is a rich culture. Experience along with with with the excellent mountain panoramic views. Kathmandu valley is surrounding by hills and we can see the Mountain view of Langtang and Ganesh Himalayan ranges. We have the best view of  Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gauri Shankar, Everest mountain range as well as Dorje Lakpa.

We will get stunning picturesque views of the countryside during the Kathmandu valley trek. Snow-covered mountains, and Katmandu city. Most of the world heritages enlisted by UNESCO falls under the Kathmandu Valley trek. the trekking tails mostly follow the rims of the Kathmandu Valley. which offers you stunning views of snowy mountains extending far off into the distance. Tou can enjoy your Chisapani Nagarkot trek with the picturesque daily toil in the fields of its inhabitant.

Champadevi trek

Champadevi hike is one of the famous hiking places around Kathmandu valley. it is a hill with a height of 2278 meters and is also known as the third highest hill of Kathmandu. The most exciting thing about hiking to Champadevi is you can watch the paramedic view the world’s highest mountain mt. Everest. You can also see some of the high mountains like Langtang, Ganesh, Dhaulagiri, Gauri Shankar, and Manaslu. The view of the whole Kathmandu valley from the top of Champadevi is majestic. There is also a historic temple, Which name is the Champadevi temple on the side of the hill. It is one of the easy, enjoyable, and most visited trekking destinations around Kathmandu valley.

Kakani trek

Kakani is also one of the most visited tourist destinations around Kathmandu valley. This small hill is lying at an altitude of 2030 meters above sea level. It takes about an hour from central Kathmandu to reach Kakani. Kakani is a place full of culture and tradition. Mainly people of the Tamang and Gurung community are found in Kakani celebrating their ethnicity and Culture. PasangLamu Highway leads the road to Kakani. You can get an outstanding view of the Himalayan trail stretching from Annapurna to Everest through Manaslu, the Best view of Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shankar, DorjeLekpa as well as  Shishampangma. Therefore, the green forests of Kakani are full of Rhododendron on the mountain steep. The best season for visiting Kakani is considered to be winter as the mountains look amazing covered with snow blankets.

Namobuddha

 NamoBuddha trek from Kathmandu

Another famous place for the short trek from Kathmandu is NamoBuddha. Namobuddha is staying at Kavre district 3-4 hours to reach Namobuddha from Kathmandu. It is located at an altitude of 1750 meters from sea level. Namobuddha is a place where mostly Tamang people live celebrating their Buddhist culture. Namobuddha is filling with peacefulness and simplicity. The house and temples here are with Buddhist crafts and sculptures. There is a monastery of Namobuddha that has a huge history. It is believed that the king of the Namobuddha was buried on that land who was known for his sacrifice of his life. Space is also quite famous for mediation as the surrounding is quite natural and peaceful.

 

Phulchowki is short treks from Kathmandu


Phulchowki is also a famous tourist place for shorts treks in Kathmandu. It is lies at an altitude of 2782 meters from sea level. It takes 2-4 hours to reach Phulchowki from the capital. The word Phulchowki means the hills filled with flowers. Phulchowki is a high hill and also consider the highest point of Kathmandu valley. It is also a beautiful point that provides a splendid view of the high mountains. Phulchowki is the most relaxing place in Kathmandu. There is a botanic garden on Phulchowki consisting of beautiful endangered flowers. People following Hindu religions have different religious beliefs in Phulchowki. Hundreds of pilgrims visit this place for salivation. There is a memorial of Phulchowkimai which is surrounded by the flags of prayers.

Chandragiri Hills

Chandragiri is also one of the popular short treks in Kathmandu valley. it is a place filled with natural beauty. It is situated at an altitude of 2425 meters from sea level. The route to this place goes through Thankot and Gotham. The history says this is a place that late king Prithivi Narayan Shah who unified the whole of Nepal, conquered Kasthamadap. Apart from that Chandragiri provides the best view of electrifying Mt.Everest, Mt.API, and other high snow peak mountains. You can also ride the cable car on Chandragiri. Chandragiri is also a point that provides a splendid view of the Kathmandu valley. There is also a temple on Chandragiri most of the people visit this place where king Prithivi Narayan Shah prayed before unifying Nepal. You will get to be in the middle of the high hills while riding a cable car.

Balthali village trek

Bethanchowk another short treks from Kathmandu

Bethanchowk is the hidden gem of Nepal. It is lies at an altitude of 3000 meters from the sea level. The place is slightly difficult but also a very adoring trek near Kathmandu. It takes 3 hours to reach Bethanchowk from Kathmandu. It is also the highest point of the Mahabharat range which extends from western India. Not only has it provided the best view of Kathmandu valley but also amazing high mountains in all 360 degrees.

Then you will reach the top of the hill, you can see the cloud downward. It makes you feel like you are in heaven. The sunrise and sunset of this place are staggering so, you may have to stay for more than a day but it will be worth it. It is a less crowded and peaceful place to trek. You can observe the local lifestyle of the people in that region. On a clear day, you can also see some of the points of Janakpur and Makwanpur. Thus Bethanhowk is also one of the best short treks around Kathmandu valley.

Cost include

  • Free hotel transfer and airport pickup
  • Teahouse/Lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) according to the itinerary.
  • transportation for the trekking on a private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Professional English speaking, Eco Trained trekking guide his meals also accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation, etc.
  • Porter service (4 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • All government and local taxes and necessary paperwork.

 

Cost excludes

  • Other transportation except Included in the section.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fee
  • Personal expenses such as bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
  • Additional costs or delays caused in case of itinerary modification with a view to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment, etc.
  • Tips for staffs and porter

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Short treks near Kathmandu in Nepal

Nepal is one of the best countries for trekking and short trekking holidays in the world. It is a country full of mountains, rivers, villages, amazing landscapes, and rare plants and wildlife. It is famous in the entire world for its natural beauty and eye-catching sceneries. Furthermore, it is also the cheapest destination around the world. It falls under low-cost destinations. And at the same time the most valuable destination as well. Even a 3-day trek to Nepal will make you feel great and let you experience the greatness of this little world, Nepal. You can get accommodations and food at a very low price here, along with the ensured quality.

everest easy trek

Moreover, there are many different people of different ethnicity, caste and creed live here. They all follow different cultures and customs. And n a short trip to Nepal you can enjoy that cultural diversity as well. Also, you can be part of their customs and festivals.

You have wide options for travel in Nepal. You can go on sight-seeing of various natural heritages. And also various world heritage listed sites, and you can go on trekking, hiking, paragliding, shopping, forest camping, etc, and many more. The list never ends here. And among all those trekking is considered as the best outdoor entertainment activity in this country. One of the main reasons behind it is the amazingly snow-capped mountain areas and landscapes. In addition to that, trekking also makes you a healthier person. It is also the best therapy if you are stressed and want to relax with nature.

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It is the purest form of adventure in nature. And where can be the best place to trek than in the country of Himalayas? It is a country full of glorious mountains, starting from Mount Everest to the Annapurna Range. So, whether it is a short or long vacation, you can always go on a trek in Nepal. And today we are presenting to you, how you can make your short vacation memorable with Two days trek in Nepal. And what are your short trekking options?

Following are the few short treks from Kathmandu

  • Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Trek
  • Dhulikhel and Namoboudhha Trek
  • Everest View Trek
  • Kalinchowk Trek
  • Sarangkot- Dhampus Trek
  • Poon Hill Trek
  • Annapurna Heli Trek

 Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Trek

Nagarkot is one of the amazing spots near Kathmandu. The trekking begins from this place Nagarkot to the next best destination Dhulikhel. It takes almost six hours of walk in the amazing spots. The difficulty level o this trek is moderate so you don’t need to worry much. You will begin your trek from the main way to Nagarkot to Dhulikhel. This short treks from Kathmandu trail take you through the gorgeous landscapes up and down. You will be surrounded by all the green surroundings. Also, you will have great mountain views as well. The route takes you through places like the local villages. So, here along with the trekking you also get to know about the local lifestyle and local people. You will be so astonished seeing their different lifestyle and dress ups and their household activities.

Easy treks in Nepal

Especially if you go during the month of October, you will find people celebrating various festivals. And Nepalese people are best at hospitality, so you will be heartily welcomed at their doors and to be part of such festivals. In addition to that, the terraces and farms of people will make you just smile. The flowers all around, the clean fresh air and water are just going to leave you satisfied. And finishing all these beautiful trails, you will reach Dhulikhel.

Another best part of this trek, you can find the best quality hotels and accommodations during the trek. It will facilitate you with good local food and cozy rooms to rest.

Dhulikhel to Namoboudhha easy short treks from Kathmandu

This another great option to go for if you want your two days trek in Nepal to be mesmerizing and peaceful. Dhulikhel itself is so beautiful place to be and Namobouddha is the representation of peace and happiness. In these short treks from Kathmandu, you will be able to enjoy various gorgeous natural sceneries and amazing cultural heritage. It is also known as the trek of temples and monasteries. In this trek, you will different temples and monasteries and people enjoying their peace. There are places of religious and historical significance.

Dhulikhel is this small Newari Land. It is also known as the viewpoint of the amazing snow-capped mountains. People usually prefer to enjoy their weekends at this place. And the trek from this amazing place Dhulikhel will take you to the next best destination, Namoboudha. Namoboudha is a place of great significance not just for Buddhists but also for all those people who seek peace in these lives. At this place, you will be able to visit the historical Namoboudhha monastery. And also you will get to the Namoboudhha viewpoint. From this viewpoint, you can see the great mountain views and a part of beautiful Nepal.

Everest Heli Trek 

If you are a trekking lover Everest Heli trekking is a short treks from Kathmandu valley. As you know that everyone’s dream is to be or view the exotic Mount Everest. We all know that it is the highest mountain, but not all of us get to enjoy the feeling of being above the highest mountain. And when you are planning even a two days trek, why not enjoy it at the best place. It is the ace of all the mountains. It is the summit that few dare to reach. Mount Everest is the ultimate destination for all the trekkers. But due to various reasons like health, money, and others, not everyone dares to walk over there. WE can do a normal 4- 5-day trek in Everest.

But that does not stop you from enjoying its live view and that also in very little time. And only one way to do that is to go for Everest View Trek. You can make it a Heli Trek. And in the trek, you will not have to walk upon the chilling cold snow or anything, but you can comfortably enjoy the mountain sceneries and the best Mount Everest View.

Kalinchowk a short treks from Kathmandu

Kalinchowk has been recently very famous for Nepalese people.  It is short treks from Kathmandu and even outsiders love it. During winter people crave to be in Kalinchowk. It seems like this little fairyland. It is such a beautiful and amazing two-day trek in Nepal to be. The amazing mountain sceneries are just mesmerizing. Furthermore, the green hills, and especially when they are covered in snow look so adorable. And if you are planning for a short trek, then definitely you must visit Kalinchowk. It’s not so far distance and natural beauty makes this place just mesmerizing and adds attraction.

The highest altitude at Kalinchwok is around 3790 meters. It is just a perfect trek for your two days trek in Nepal. The tremendous panoramic sceneries, various cultural areas, and unexplored areas, and different lifestyles make this place so attractive.  You can enjoy the spectacular views of various mountains like Ganesh Himal trek, Langtang mountain, etc. Furthermore, you can get amazing views of local settlements and sceneries far across the woods. These things make it a perfect destination for your next short trek.

Easy treks in Nepal

 

Conclusion

Nepal is a famous place for trekking and hiking. The green hills and the snow peak high mountain are the main attraction of Nepal. Shor treks from Kathmandu is always a feasible and doable task. The short treks are for the people who don’t get time for adventures. These trekking places are also suitable for a family vacation. Sometimes the physical health of people doesn’t support trekking but trekking short treks help them to refresh themselves. Hiking these places are suitable for people doing seminars, meeting, and visiting Nepal frequently. These treks are also very helpful for beginners.

 

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