Short treks and day trips is an activity for those who really want to enjoy the beauty of a particular place on a very short time at the fullest. 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. If you only have a few days to spare in Nepal, you can have a real flavour of trekking in Nepal by visiting Chisapani and Nagarkot hiking. The trailhead of this trek is easily accessible within an hour drive from Kathmandu. This short trek gives you an option to stay either in a more standard teahouse or in a luxury hotel.
The classic 3-day trek to Ghandruk in the Annapurna region takes you through terraced landscapes of paddy fields and stone stairs to the picturesque village of Ghandruk. The views of the Annapurna south are magnificent. Kalinchowk trek, which follows a high ridge with mesmerizing views of the snowcapped mountains such as the Annapurna range, is accessible by a half day drive from Kathmandu. The Ghorepani / Poon Hill trek, in the Pokhara region, is another exciting short trek leading you to the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill.
Another highlight of the short trek in the Annapurna region is Mustang, the replication of Tibet,which is accessible after a short flight to Jomsom from Pokhara. The 6-day Lower Mustang trek makes it a great trek for monsoon as it is in the rain shadow region of the high Himalayas. This short trek can be an extension to the Ghorepani / Poon Hill trek, which offers you an eyecatching view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, the world's 8th highest mountain. There are short trekking destinations in the Everest region too. Pikey peak, for instance, in the lower Everest Region, offers splendid views of Mt. Everest even from a distance. Pikey Peak is accessible via the first part of the Everest trail from Jiri. If you want to be into the heart of the Everest Region of Nepal, you can opt the trek to Tengboche. With a magnificent short flight to Lukla, Tengboche is accessible with with the first 4 days of hiking following the Everest Base Camp trail. When you reach Tengboche Monastery, you will see the amazing views of spectacular mountains such as Mt. Ama Dablam. The Everest region comprises of a few superb short trekking itineraries ranging from 5 - 10 days. 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 for sightseeing more of the Everest region in less time. The Langtang Valley trek is a perennial favorite tourist destination in Nepal. Langtang Valley trek offers exciting views such as Tamang culture and has relatively easy access from Kathmandu.