Nepal is famous for its wonderful mountain scenery, and the best way to see it, is to trek it! It is a common misconception that the most rewarding treks are the longer ones. In fact, stunning views, excellent trekking routes and diverse cultures can all be found on short treks not far from the Kathmandu Valley. If you are limited by time or budget, these treks are excellent opportunities to see more of Nepal.
We offer a variety of short treks, many of which can be completed in just one or two days. Our trekking guides provide informative coverage of all treks, routes, peoples encountered and local festivals and customs. We can also arrange porters if required.
However, you don’t need to embark on a trek in order to see Nepal’s stunning scenery; fine views can usually be found wherever you are, on the river, inside the National Parks or even on the road en-route from one place to another.
The hills of Nepal are popular for hiking. Hiking provides you with spectacular views of the mountains and the deep valleys, as well as a chance to become acquainted with the Nepali people’s lifestyle, their art, architecture and cultural traditions. There are many popular areas for one to a week hikes in Nepal.
Kakani is the best popular for panoramic mountains views of Annapurna (8091m/ 26,545ft), Manasalu (8165m/ 26,781ft), Ganesh Himal (7446m/ 24,422ft), Lantang lirung (7245m/ 23,763ft) and 20 other mountains over 6000 meters (19,680ft) above sea level. You can also see great a view of the natural beauty of the Kathmandu Valley, the people and their culture and traditions. This is a one day to Two days trip from Kathmandu.
Nagarkot HikingNagarkot is situated east of the Kathmandu 18 Km from Kathamndu Valley at an elevation of about 1900 meters (5,904ft). This spot is popular for mountain views particularly at sunrise and sunset. Among the 25 mountains above 6000 meters (19,680ft), Annapurna (8091m/ 26,545ft), Manasalu (8165m/ 26,781ft), Ganesh Himal (7446m/ 24,422ft) and Lantang lirung (7245m/ 23,763ft) can be seen. This is also a one day to Two day trip from Kathmandu Via A world Heritage site city of Bhaktapure and Changu Narayan Temple.
Phulchoki is one of the most prominent peak 2829m/ 9050ft. high, which surrounds the valley of Kathmandu. This mountain, as it’s name suggests ( Phul means flower in Nepali) is a natural garden of wild roses, yellow jasmine, iris and other native flowers. The summit is a rich grove of rhododendrons of various hues. A jeep able road leads to the top of the hill where there is a Buddhist shrine. A youthful hiker stands a good chance of scaling the peak in a little more than three hours. The place has all the makings of a peaceful resort area
Nagarjun is about 10km/6.2 miles from Kathmandu city vIa Balaju By pass. There is a Buddhist shrine at the top known as Jamchock, which is very holy for both Buddhist and Hindus. To reach the top one has to climb for about 45 to an hour minutes. From this point a panoramic view of the Himalaya ranges can be seen.
DhulikhelDhulikhel is situated in the central part of Nepal. This is just 32 km from the Kathmandu valley. The main attractions of Dhulikhel are the grand and panoramic mountains views, numerous temples, and different types of landscape and a diversity of people. This ancient town is situated 30 km east of Kathmandu. It is a popular Himalayan viewpoint. From there you can have a complete panoramic view of the snowy ranges from Karyolung in the east to Himalchuli in the west. The old part of this town is an interesting area to wander around with some fine old Nepalese buildings and several interesting temples. From there you can also take a day trip to the Tibet border or Tatopani, a place which is famous for hot sulfur spring.
Daman Sitauted at a height of 2100m/7500ft. above sea level, and a distance of 80km/ 50 miles. Daman is known for it’s vantage location in viewing the Himalayan peaks such as Mt. Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorjelakpa, Gaurishankar, Cho yu etc. There is a view tower from where one can have a panoramic view of 300 miles of the Himalayan range.
Around Pokhara Valley
Hiking in NepalThe rare combinations of snow clad peaks and snow fed lakes and rivers has helped to make the valley of Pokhara ( 210 km/ 31 miles from Kathmandu) one of the most picturesque natural attraction in the Kingdom. A must for all visitors to Pokhara valley is the Fewa lake. A half day excursion of the Pokhara market, the cap factory and Seti gorge.For people with more time in hand can visit the Begnas and Rupa Tal or take a 3 hours hike to Sarangkot or Hyangja.Pokhara is accessible daily by road or air from Kathmandu.
Situated in the western part of Nepal at an elevation of about 1700 meters (5,576ft),is very popular for mountain scenery. Here you can see panoramic views of Annapurna (8091m/ 26,545ft), Manasalu (8165m/ 26,781ft), Ganesh Himal (7446m/ 24,422ft), Dhaulagiri (8167m/ 26,795ft), Machhapuchare (the sacred mountain) and 25 other mountains over 6000 meters (19,680ft) high. This area also offers you views of the Pokhara Valley with all its natural beauty. Sarangkot is another spot renown for seeing the sunrise over the Himalayas. This is a one day trip from Pokhara.
Gorkha is situated in the western part of Nepal. The main attraction at Gorkha is the16th century royal palace. Also of interest is the temple of the most powerful and popular god, Kalika.This is decorated with ancient art and architecture. Three mountains ranges, the Manasalu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal which include more than 40 mountains, surround the area. Here you can see the culture of the western ethnic groups.
Situated on the slope of a hill called Shreenagar Danda, Tansen is a bright Himalayan town. It is also the most popular summer resort of western Nepal on account of its position and climate. It has perhaps Nepal’s most far stretching views of the country chef attraction E The Himalayas, from Dhawagiri in the west to Gaurishankar in the north east.