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Easy Treks in Nepal

For novice hikers, the feeling of the Himalayas can often seem a little challenging. Snow-capped mountains and snow-capped bearded people are typical photographs that spring to mind when we think of the rough mountainous region.

Although many of the tallest mountains and mountaineers in the world still lie in Nepal, there are several hiking trails which are much easier than the ones like Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit.

In fact, Nepal is an ideal place for a first-time trekker to experience a landscape like no other. Nepal has literally dozens of treks, many of them are short, easy and incredible.

So, we’ve come up with a list below our favorite easy treks in Nepal that can be done by any novice trekker.

Langtang Valley Trek 5 – 7 Days

Trek Facts

  • Max Altitude: 3870 m, Kyanjin Gompa
  • Trek Duration: 7 to 9 Days
  • Trekking Difficulty: Easy
  • Remoteness: Not Remote
  • Pricing: Cheap
  • Best Season: All Year Round.
  • Accommodation:  Lodge
  • Required Permits:  ACAP & TIMS

Langtang Valley Trek should be one of the most spectacular and fairly easy treks in Nepal, and it should be near the top of anyone’s bucket list, novice or experienced trekkers.

The renowned British travel writer and mountaineer Bill Tilman (1898-1977) described Langtang Valley as “one of the best in the world.

The Langtang Valley trek is also known as the Valley of the Glaciers because it is one of the best hikes in Nepal for reaching snow-capped peaks and glaciers.

The Langtang Valley is only 19 miles north of Kathmandu and is one of the most accessible treks. The journey feels wild, and the landscape changes constantly.

The routes wind through pine forests, mountain streams, beautiful meadows, and rocky hills, all of which are dominated by the massive Langtang Lirung Woods (7246 m).

The highlight of the trek is definitely the spectacular view of the Langtang Lirung range. The trail may be one of Nepal’s most popular treks, but the views are more than make up. The hike usually takes 7 – 9 days, but it can be done in 5 days if you’re in hurry.

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Helambu Trek 4 – 6 Days

Trek Facts

  • Max Altitude: 3650m, Tharepati
  • Trek Duration: 5 to 7 days
  • Trekking Difficulty: Easy
  • Remoteness: Not Remote
  • Pricing: Cheap
  • Best Season: All Year Round
  • Accommodation:  Lodge
  • Required Permits:  ACAP & TIMS

The Helambu Trek is ideal for first-time trekkers. Located near Kathmandu, the Helambu area has a wide trail network that can customize a trekking trip to suit your needs.

Although the trek is up and down, the maximum altitude you reach is around 3,000 meters (based on your route).

If you can only hike in the winter, this is a great option for such a hike. The mountains of Langtang range can be seen in the distance one of the major highlights of the trek.

The region was once known as a secret land, and only a few hikers visiting each year. The Helambu trek is suitable for families and does not require any previous trekking experience.

It does not require great fitness and is suitable for anyone looking for a short, easy hike rather than a long, difficult trek. The locals of Helambu have a very rustic lifestyle and the trek looks very social and cultural.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 3 – 5 Days

Trek Facts

  • Max Altitude: 3,210 m, Poon Hill
  • Trek Duration:  3 to 5 days
  • Trekking Difficulty: Easy
  • Remoteness: Not Remote
  • Pricing: Cheap
  • Best Season: All Year Round.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Required Permits: ACAP & TIMS

The Poon Hill Trek is an awesome short trek, also described as one of the most splendid treks in the Annapurna region. Its popularity as a simple but beautiful trek also means that it is one of the most popular treks, and a large number of hikers will undoubtedly be on this trail.

There is no need for advanced fitness because walking is a very safe and easy. In reality, the trip is ideal for both retirees and families with children. To avoid carrying too much equipment, you should stay in guest houses every night.

The views are amazing and rapidly changing, as other Nepal treks. The route takes you through lush green forest, mountainous areas, and rice fields.

Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Peak), the beautiful fluted mountain, dominates the trail at all times.  The highlight, of course, is Poon Hill, which offers one of the best views in the Annapurna. From Poon Hill, you can see two massive 8000m peaks: Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I.

If you go all the way to the top on this trek, you’ll see the golden sun rising over the mountain tops. Poon Hill is only 3210 meters, so altitude sickness on this trek is hardly an issue.

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Mardi Himal Trek 5 – 7 Days

Trek Facts

  • Max Altitude: 3540 m, High camp
  • Trek Duration:  3 to 5 days
  • Trekking Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Pricing: Cheap
  • Best Season: All Year Round.
  • Accommodation:  Lodge
  • Required Permits:  ACAP & TIMS

This is a fantastic trek for novices who want to see some of the area around Pokhara’s famous trekking area. Top of this is a spectacular view of the surrounding Himalayas.

You can also walk around the authentic villages and get a taste of Nepalese village life. This trip begins like no other: a boat ride across Fewa Lake to your point of departure.

The trek winds up the hills with stunning views of Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri and Manaslu.

Most of the trek is occupied by these mountains. The Mardi Himal trek will take you through thick forests and authentic villages and before reaching Mardi Himal’s summit (4250 m). You will see the sun rising over some of the highest peaks of Nepal when you get up early enough.

The Mardi Himal Trek is perfect for those who want an incredible view for little time and effort.

Indigenous People Trail 5 – 8 Days

Trek Facts

  • Max Altitude: 3240 m,
  • Trek Duration:  5 to 9 days
  • Trekking Difficulty: Easy
  • Remoteness: Not Remote
  • Pricing: Cheap
  • Best Season: March – May and October – November.
  • Accommodation Type: Homestay
  • Required Permits: TIMS

The Indigenous People Trail is a classic short and easy trek to get away from the crowds of commercialized trekking routes and get “off the beaten path” to experience the real Nepal.

The “Indigenous People (IP) Trail” trek takes place in Ramechhap District, 130 km east of Kathmandu.

The IP Trail is the first of its kind in Nepal, and it offers a unique, living experience to one of Nepal’s most multi-cultural areas, as well as a beautiful natural landscape.

Sailung peak in the North and the golden Sun Koshi River flowing along the South mark the start and end point of the IP Trail which offers a great and natural combination of ethnic cultural diversity combined with breathtaking Himalayan and mid-Hill Panoramas.

Conclusion

Nepal is home to some of the world’s tallest mountain peaks and most daring mountaineers, it also has a lot to offer beginner trekkers.

There are many trekking routes that are less difficult than the popular ones, such as Everest Base Camp and the Annapurna Circuit.

So, make your dream of hiking in Nepal’s Himalayas come true. Please contact us if you have any questions about any of our Nepal trips.

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General Nepal Travel FAQs

Can I hike without a guide in Nepal?

Yes, you can do trekking in Nepal without a guide, but some restricted areas like Manalsu Circuit, Nar Phu Valley, Upper Mustang, Kanchenjunga, Upper Dolpo. The guide is mandatory for the restricted areas.

How much does trekking in Nepal cost?

This depends on the trip, number of people, and the type of service you want on the trek. For treks without a guide, we recommend USD 30 per person, per day.

If you planning to trek with a company, a 7-day trek (Mardi Himal Trek, Langtang Trek) starts at around USD 400 to USD 600 per person, including local transportation.

When is the best time to trek in Nepal?

Everything depends on the journey. In generally, the ideal months to trek in Nepal are March to May and September to mid-December.

December, January, and February are the best months for those who want to trek a famous trek in silence.

Those who don’t mind being cold, especially in the evening. Upper Mustang, Upper Dolpo, and Nar Phu Valley treks are best during the rainy season (June to August).

Is Nepal safe to trek?

Nepal is quite safe. Having said that, you are trekking in the Himalayas. Things in the Mountain are unpredictable. We don’t recommend solo hiking to beginner trekkers unless you know what you’re doing. If you plan to trek solo, hire a guide at least.

What is your recommendation for the best trek?

It is very difficult to recommend a trek without understanding the person’s desires and timetable. Every trip listed in this article has a stunning view.

We tried to cover all of the details of each trek. This will help you in choosing the best trek for your preferences.

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