Short treks in Nepal you should not miss

Poon Hill Trek

“Life is an adventure or nothing at all!”

Nepal being a mountainous country offers you a range of treks from easy to hard. The richness in natural beauty demands your valuable sight. Unlike most treks that take long time to reach and drain all energy out of you, Nepal offers you short treks that will blow your mind!

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Here is the list of short treks that offers you the best blend of adventure and nature in a short period:

1. Poonhill trek:

This is probably the trek having the minimum difficulty in comparison to the jaw dropping scenery. Covering the maximum altitude of 3210m, Poonhill is covered with snow most of the times. You will experience the slippery hike through the snow upward in a steep stairway. It might even give you a feeling of stairway to heaven! As you reach the top, the astonishing views of the Himalayas engulf you! Even the trail gives you chance to interact with people in the area, some of which are the trekkers to Annapurna Base Camp. A trek of short 4 days provides you a lifetime experience of the grandeur of nature. So, why not to travel?

2. Nagarkot trek:

Similarly, the next short trek is to Nagarkot. Many people have heard about the Nagarkot’s beauty. However, only a few know the route of trek to it. The difference in getting to a same destination is the way you get there. If you spend high time in your vehicle, you will never find the main content of travel i.e. exploration of the unknown. Rather you will drain your energy on nothing. Therefore, Nagarkot trek is under high recommendation. Smart traveler will have a question in their mind. What will I get in this trek? To reply, you will experience the streams, prospects of cycling, entrance to the Shivapuri National park, bike riding and many more adventures. Mainly, the place will provide you the excellent opportunity to view mountains by staying amidst the greenery through hills!

3. Short trek to Everest:

For the trekkers, Everest is a known name. Mount Everest being the highest mountain of the world lies in the bucket list of many travelers. However, only long routes are provided to it. Solution to this is the short trek to Everest. In the limited time span of 7 days, you can reach the view of the highest mountain in the world. How great is that? You will get the awesome picturesque of Sagarmatha National Park. In addition to this, the trek is open booth for not only Everest but also views of other spectacular mountains that will dazzle you. You can even save time and go for an adventure helicopter ride to Everest for a day tour!

4. Sarangkot trek and Australian Base Camp:

Next in line is the Sarangkot trek. All trekkers will agree to the fact that trek is not all about the nature only. It includes the bittersweet hardships, the amazing wildlife, enthusiastic culture, inclusive inhabitants, and a soothing/ relaxing feature. All of these combine into one to deem the trek best. Sarangkot Trek is one of them. You will be going through serene lakes, spellbinding pagoda, and captivating views in a 6 hour trek per day. The views shall include the Annapurna range, the Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal and other peaks. The mountains Annapurna and Dhaulagiri are top 10 highest peaks in the world. Can you believe that these features are compressed into a 3 days trek and 4 days tour?

5. Gosainkunda trek:

Which trek fulfills your religious requirements with the beauty of nature? The answer is Gosainkunda trek. Many trek to this lake to take a dip in order to clear out their sins! It is even more interesting to get there to know the mystery and secret legends that the lake holds. The beauty of the lake, which remains frozen half a year is truly most attractive sight.

6. Rara lake:

Last but not the least; Rara Lake attracts many people with requirements of low fitness and a 7-day trek/tour. You have to explore why Nepal is the second richest in water resources even though it is a landlocked country. In order to do so, this lake will give you the idea as it is the biggest lake of Nepal. If you trek here on the month of July-August, you can catch the exclusive fair that takes place once a year. In addition, you can boat as well as view the endangered species in their natural habitat!

Do not follow where the path may lead.

Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Nepal Big Mountain at your service.



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Nepal, a country known for its natural beauty, rich culture and colorful festivals. It never fails to disappoint and amaze people coming from different backgrounds. One of such cities of Nepal is Bhaktapur which is one of the three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. Here are top things to do in Bhaktapur.

Bhaktapur is considered as a cultural gem because of its fascinating history and religious sites. The city is also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa that was founded in the 12th century by King Ananda Malla. It was one of the capital city of the Greater Malla Kingdom until 15th century.

The “City of Culture” is located about 20 km east of the Kathmandu- filled with monuments mostly terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces, and temples with detailed carvings, gilded roofs and open courtyards. Listed in one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is renowned for their quality woodwork and wood craftsmen.

Getting a chance to experience traditional lifestyle of the ancient Bhaktapur is best done on foot. Four things that you should not miss when visiting this place are:

A tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square- a collection of pagoda and shikhar- style temples, grouped around a fifty- five window palace of brick and wood is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the valley which highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The major attraction of Bhaktapur Durbar Square are: 55 window palace, Golden Gate, Lion’s Gate, Mini- Pashupatinath Temple, Vatsala Temple, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavnath Temple.

Take a pottery workshop at Dattatreya Square

enowned for its pottery work, the place has the facility of teaching pottery at Dattatreya Square which is Potter’s Square. It gives you an opportunity to indulge in the traditional lifestyle of people of Bhaktapur where you’ll see potters at work, sun drying their pots in the open air. So, if you’re interested in throwing clay, you’ll find workshop studios where you can learn how to make traditional pottery.

Witness Bisket Jatra

Bisket Jatra is one of the most popular Jatra celebrated every Nepali New year, where thousands of visitors involved in erecting lingo (pole), pulling chariots of deities, and worshipping them. The highlights of this festival are the tug of war between the eastern and western sides of town which then is moved down in a steep road leading to a river, Jibro Chhedne (Making Hole in Tongue) and Sindoor Jatra.

Must have dessert- “Juju Dhau”

The sweetened custard-like yogurt which is the specialty of Bhaktapur is a dessert you must try during your visit. Juju Dhau meaning “King of Curd” in the Newari language is delicious, thick, smooth and creamy yogurt- a dish perfect to end your day tour of the city.


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