The panoramic view of the mountain ranges and serene villages of Nepal has attracted trekkers from all over the world. Many treks are offering a wide variety of options regarding accommodation, remoteness, difficulty, and duration as per an individual’s interest and need. If there is someone who does not want to go on long treks, the country has the most happening short trekking experiences in-store.
There are many 7 days trekking options available that are shorter, cheaper, and give the same thrill and encounter with nature. 10 of the best one-week treks in Nepal are discussed below:
The journey starts by flying to Lukla looking upon the majestic mountains, then walking from Lukla to Phakding. Then, to Namche Bazaar, spending the next day in Namche bazar and hiking up to Everest View Hotel to get a close glimpse of the highest peak of the world, Everest, along with Lhotse and Amadablam. After spending some time in the hotel relaxing, one can explore the nearby Sherpa villages of Khunde and Khumjung.
Make sure to visit the Khumjung Monastery where you can see a skull that is believed to be of Yeti. The day ends on returning to Namche bazar via Syangboche. The next day, the return journey starts, following the same trail through Phakding and then Lukla.
The trek begins by flying to Lukla from Kathmandu airport. Trekking through Phakding to Namche Bazar, one will have to spend a day at Namche to acclimatize. On the acclimatizing day, you can hike up to Khunde and Khumjung villages and explore the Sherpa villages and the monastery.
Returning to Namche, the next day will involve ascending further to Tengboche. On reaching Tengboche, the day will be spent exploring the Tengboche monastery and its periphery. Descend will begin by traveling to Monjo and visiting the Sagarmatha National Park on the way. From Monjo, one can reach Lukla in a day; ending the trip after flying to Kathmandu from Lukla.
Another fabulous trail in the Khumbu region, the Pikey Peak Trek, is a relatively unexplored one. It was recently introduced to tourists, and they love it just the same as other trails. The trip unfolds with a scenic drive to Dhap from Kathmandu. Then, walking begins from Dhap, ascending to Jhapre, and then the next destination will be Pikey Peak Base Camp, passing through the Nagamor Gompa. The view of the Everest range is said to be the best from the Pikey Peak Base Camp.
The Helambu trek is a culturally rich and naturally enthralling route near the capital city. Starting the outskirts of the valley in Sundarijal, the path finds its way through Chisapani, Kutumsang, Thadepat, Tarke Ghyang, Sermanthang, and finally Melamchi bazar. One will have to walk for 3 or 4 hours a day. The route is easy and suitable for people of all age groups. The Tamang settlement along the way and numerous monasteries enhance the beauty of this trek.
Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang valley is an enchanted land filled with beautiful alpine forests, breathtaking views of the Langtang range along with Langsisa and Ganjala peaks, fascinating glaciers, and pasturelands. The voyage begins by traveling to Sybrubensi from Kathmandu. Hiking uphill begins from Sayurbesi to Lama Hotel, then to Mundu, and finally to Kyanjin Gompa via Langtang Village. One should spend a day in Kyanjin Gompa to acclimatize. On that day, it would be best to hike further uphill to witness the extraordinary sunrise from Tserko Ri and explore monasteries and shrines. Next will be the return trip through the same path.
Tamang Heritage Trek
As the name suggests, the most iconic feature of this trip is the Tamang Heritage. This trek provides one with an opportunity to learn about the Tamang culture and tradition closely by following the trail through the Tamang settlement in the northern part of the Kathmandu valley. The first day will be spent driving to Sybrubensi, and the trekking starts from the next. Ascending to Tatopani via Gatlang, here the trekkers can wash away their fatigue in a natural hot spring, before moving further to Thuman. Thuman will be the highest point of the trek, after Thuman, the path will descend to Sayurbesi via Briddim.
Driving to Birethanti via Pokhara, the expedition commences. Passing through Modi Khola, and reaching Jhinu Dada natural hot spring, the first two days of the trek ends. All the travelers love relaxing in the hot spring before continuing their journey to Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
From the base camp, the path ascends to Annapurna Base Camp, and then descend to Dovan. The walking part of the trip ends on reaching Sinwa through Jhinu Dada. The drive to Pokhara takes about 2 or 3 hours from Siwa. The special features of this footway are the views of the Annapurna, Fishtail range, and Hiuchuli peak along with different colored Rhododendron forests.
Starting from the nearest town to the Annapurna region, Pokhara, the tour begins with a drive to Nayapul. From Nayapul, the hiking begins, walking up to Ghorepani through dense forests and a beautiful village of Tikhedhunga. Tourists usually spend a night at Ghorepani and trek up to Poonhill the next day to witness the overwhelmingly beautiful sunrise.
Ghandruk Dhampus Trek
Ghandruk Dhampus Trek is a relatively shorter trek, taking about 4 days starting from Pokhara. The first day will pass by driving to Phedi and walking up to Dhampus through steep forests and fields. The second day will end by reaching Landruk through the village of Tolka. For the next day, the stop will be the Gurung village of Ghandruk. The journey ends on the fourth day descending to Nayapul before driving to Pokhara.
Alpine forests filled with wildflowers, rhododendron, friendly locals, and enrapturing views of the Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri entails the journey.
Ruby Valley Trek
Ruby valley trek is another splendid newly opened track in the Dhading district. The trek starts through a drive to Sybrubensi from Kathmandu. Henceforth, the path makes its way through a Sherpa village, pasturelands, and lush meadows to Gatlang before reaching Parvati Kunda. After that, the trail crosses the Somdang River and reaches Somdang village. One will come across many beautiful springs, gorges, stone mill, and suspension bridges.
After Somdang, walking through rich alpine jungles, the stop would be at Tipling after passing through the Pangsang Kharka Pass. The next day will include a further ascend to Chalish Gaun, before descending to Darkha Besi via Jharlang but only after taking a bath at the hot spring of Tatopani.
Trekking in Nepal along the peaceful trails surely manages to capture the hearts of many trekkers. The hospitality of the Nepalese and the beauty of the country never fails to please its guests. Nepal welcomes trekkers from all over the world to enjoy the finest treks as per their comfort, ease, and enjoyment.