Hiking and trekking are activities that ensure a healthy outside physical body and help the mind seek peace. Nepal is very famous for extraordinary hiking trips one can take to the mountains. The hike gives the opportunity to see the many highest peaks of the world and helps one explore different cultures and species. Many visitors from different countries once in a while come to Nepal so as to view mountains that leave a forever peaceful remembrance in life.
Nepal has all that one could expect from a relaxing vacation; this includes the beautiful snowcapped mountains, clear rivers that flow down the valleys, good weather, friendly people, different culture, and so much more. Below are some of the short yet most exciting and relaxing packages for tours and trekking in Nepal you can join.
Annapurna base camp short trek
Annapurna base camp trek is usually a long journey trek. However, this package is undoubtedly ideal for trekkers with a limited time. The trip involves Pokhara, Gurung village, museum, monasteries, hot spring, etc. This trek starts from Kimche or Gandruk.
The path mostly follows through dense forests and hence brings trekkers close to wildlife and plants. Visiting the Gurung village is one of the highlights of the trip. This village is very traditional, and the locals are amiable and sweet. The final point of the trek is the base camp from where a complete view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt Machhapuchhare, Mt Hiunchuli, etc.
The trek is about seven days long but can indeed be extended according to the trekkers’ request by the travel agency. The trek approximately requires at least four to eight hours of trekking every day. Overall, the trek does require a little bit of experience than other ordinary treks.
Everest Base Camp helicopter tour
A helicopter tour to the mountains is no less than any movie scene. This helicopter tour disproves the quote “no pain, no gain,” as one does not need to put any effort to see the highest peak in the world. This tour is perfect if one is not interested in trekking. For disabled and older adults, a trip is a good option.
Everest base camp helicopter tour starts from a helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where the plane lands and gives free time to travelers. The travelers can utilize the time to experience some food regional food and interact with locals. Later a helicopter is fully prepared to take all the travelers for a mountain view tour.
The helicopter takes a great height so as to give a clear view of the snowcapped mountains. One can clearly see all the mountain ranges Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, etc. The helicopter lands at Kala Patthar. Further, the helicopter also lands at a viewpoint where travelers can eat food and do mountain gazing during return. At last, the trip gets over at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu itself.
Mardi Himal Trek
This trek is four days long and lies in moderate level difficulty. It is not compulsory to be trained to undertake this trek. Many teenagers are found taking part in this particular trek. The trek is also quite affordable compared to other trek packages available.
On the way to the trek, one can find an amazing and classic view of mountains like Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Annapurna, Mt Dhaulagiri. Mt. Hiunchuli and many others. The trek goes up to 4500m in elevation, which is a good height for mountain viewing.
One can easily find lounges and restaurants on their way to the trek. This trip generally starts from Kande. It involves trekking the Mardi Himal, which also does requires permits.
Poon Hill Trek
Poon hill trek is one of the shortest treks one can find. The best part about this trek is that it is easy to complete as its route is relatively easy. The hike can take about 3-4 days to complete. It starts at Nayapul, about a seven hours drive from Kathmandu City and around two hours drive from Pokhara City. This trek is taken into consideration by both travelers and locals who are beginners at trekking.
The trek is from Nayapul to Ulleri. Ulleri becomes the spot for resting at night on the first day. The following day trekkers need to trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani. It almost becomes night till the time one reaches Ghorepani.
The following day, one can finally reach poon hill, which is the highlight spot of the trip. The view from poon hill is quite clear; one can view almost all the highest peaks in Nepal, such as Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Machhapuchhare, and many more. It takes a few days to trek down from the pooh hill to Gandruk, and finally, the trek ends.
Everest view trek
The Everest view trek package is one of the best choices when seeking a short yet fun and peaceful trip. This trek lasts for mostly 4 to 5 days. The journey usually starts from a short 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This flight is mostly compulsory both at the start and end of the trip. The trek begins from Lukla itself. The path from Lukla to the viewpoint at Everest View Hotel, where the walking takes place.
This path is not very risky and is well constructed for a safe trip to the viewpoint. The track also includes Sagarmatha National Park, which reserves various species of flora and fauna. The route to the viewpoint also includes different types of dense forests.
Once the trekkers reach the Namche Bazaar, a short rest and free time are given before the journey restarts. Further, the trekkers make their way to the Khumbu region, which has a spiritual ambiance as it is the home to one of the very finest Buddhist monasteries in Nepal.
Finally, the trekkers reach the viewpoint. The view is breathtaking, and one can clearly see Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, and many more. Finally, the trekkers return their way to Lukla and fly to the capital, Kathmandu.