Nepal offers a wide variety of trekking trails. Travellers who are short of time are advised to opt for the best short treks Nepal has to offer. These short day trips range from 3 to 10 days treks. Each of these treks can be extended. For those with only a few days to spare in Nepal, the 3-day Balthali Village trek will give you a taste of trekking in Nepal. The trailhead of this trek is easily accessible within an hour drive from Kathmandu. You'll have the option to stay in very nice accommodations on this trek, or you can opt for more standard teahouses.
This classic 3-day Ghandruk trek in the Pokhara region leads you through vegetable paddies and stone stairs to the picturesque village of Ghandruk. The views on Annapurna south are spectacular. The trailhead of the Kalinchowk trek can be reached in just half a day from Kathmandu. The trail follows a high ridge line with great views on the Annapurna range. The Ghorepani / Poon Hill trek, in the Pokhara region, leads trekkers to the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill. The usual route follows a loop via Ghandruk on the way out.
Another great option in the Annapurna region is to fly to Jomsom, via Pokhara, and get a taste of the Mustang area which resembles Tibet. The 6-day Lower Mustang trek is in the rain shadow of the Himalayas, making this a great trek for the monsoon. This is an increasingly popular extension to the Ghorepani / Poon Hill trek, which takes you a ridge with great close-up views of Dhaulagiri, the world's 8th highest mountain. Pikey peak, in the lower Everest Region, offers great views of Mount Everest from a distance. The trail follows the first part of the Everest trail from Jiri. Trek to Tengboche takes you into the heart of the Everest Region of Nepal. After a spectacular flight to Lukla, you'll hike the first 4 days of the Everest Base Camp trail until you reach Tengboche Monastery with its amazing views of Ama Dablam. Here are a few great itineraries ranging from 5 - 10 days, for travellers who want to trek in the Everest region. For travellers on a higher budget, there are several ways to make your Everest trek a more luxurious experience, using higher-end lodging and optionally including helicopter rides in your itinerary to see more of the Everest region in less time. The Langtang Valley trek is a perennial favorite in Nepal, due to its expansive views, Tamang culture, relatively gentle pace and easy access from Kathmandu.