Trekking in Kathmandu are for every age group and for all seasons. If you want to have a taste of trekking in Nepal. You do not have time to go all the way up to the remote mountains these hikes are for you. The sub-alpine forests and quiet countryside make for a great short break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Most of the hikes mentioned here can be done in a single day and are suitable for children and older people.

Kathmandu is a valley surrounded by green hills all around. These hills are covered with terraced farms, picturesque villages and lush green forests. Despite being near from Kathmandu these villages are still not affected by modernity and offer a chance to see traditional village life. You can see temples, monasteries and Stupas along the trails. You can see farmers working in the fields and pilgrims praying in the monasteries.

A Kathmandu trekking combined with sightseeing tours of heritages sites and a scenic flight to see Mt Everest could make a fantastic short trip of Nepal.

There are many short treks available near to Kathmandu ranging from day hikes to short treks of 2 days, 3 days. We have offered here the best three among them.

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek – 3 Days

Kathmandu Short Tour
Kathmandu Short Trek

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is a short and sweet trip of 3 days tea house trek around Kathmandu. Which can be extended to Dhulikhel and Namo Buddha for another 1-2 days. This tour plan is designed for the short time travelers in Nepal who would like to taste of Nepal. Chisapani Nagarkot Trek starts from Sundarijal after driving 45 minutes from Kathmandu. In the beginning the trail pierces Shivapuri National Park passing through a big watershed that provides 40 percent drinking to Kathmandu Valley. Chisapani Nagarkot Trek offers beautiful nature and village walk experience, natural environment, stunning Himalaya panorama of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Gaurishankar Himal and even we can spot Mount Everest in far distance.

Kathmandu 3 Day Trek Highlights:

  • Get up close to Nepali culture in the Kathmandu Valley
  • Hike the oak and pine forests of the Shivapuri National Park
  • Go to the oldest temple of the Kathmandu Valley
  • See the terraced fields of Changunarayan
  • Admire panoramic views of Everest from Nagarkot
  • Enjoy the services of experienced guides and local sherpas

Itinerary:
Day 01: Kathmandu – Chisopani (2115m), 4-5 hours walk.
Day 02: Chisopani – Nagarkot (2195m), 6-7 hours walk
Day 03: Nagarkot – Changunarayan – Bhaktapur Durbar Square- Kathmandu

To Book the Kathmandu Valley Trek : Looking for a 3 day hikes near Kathmandu – See the details on 3 Days Kathmandu Trek Packages

Champadevi Hike – 1 Day / 2 Days

Champadevi Hike
Champadevi Hike

Champadevi is a magnificent hill located at an altitude of 2285 m south – west of Kathmandu which is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in the Hindu and Buddhist religions. Champadevi Hikes starts with one hour drive to Pharping Village (19 km) on the way to a Dakshinkali temple (a temple of goddess Kali). Leaving the Pharping village, the trial directs us the way through the pine forest.

Champa Devi Hill is situated at an elevation of 2,285m, having a Buddhist and Hindu shrine on the top. After the 3 hours motivating walk, we submit the top. Enjoy the superb view of central and western Himalayan range including Langtang, Gauri Shanker, Jugal, Dorge Lakpa and many other. Apart from that, you get the chance to admire the bustling Kathmandu valley and its dense settlement.
Day Itinerary:
08:30 – Pick you up from your hotel
08:45 – Depart from office to hiking starting point approx. 1 hr drive which is 19 kms south West of Kathmandu
09:15 – Tea break, fill up water bottle or last minute shopping for the hike
09:30 – From here we start hiking gradually up following the trail to Champadevi
12:30 – On the way one can enjoy the different landscapes with the varieties of plants as well as birds.
Reach top of Champ Devi and have a magnificent views of Langtang, Gauri Shanker, Jugal, Dorge Lakpa and many others.
Lunch break for one hour (It is advisable to bring your own water bottle for this trail as there is no source of water during this hike)
13:30– After enjoying leisurely lunch with good views of the Mountain View, we descend to Hattiban
15:30– Meet your vehicle at Hattiban and drive back to Kathmandu.

Shivapuri Hike – 1 Day

Shivapuri Hike
Shivapuri Hike

Shivapuri situated at an elevation of 2563m north of Kathmandu is the second highest hill around Kathmandu valley. Bagdwar, source of holy river Bagmati, is located near Shivapuri. Early in the morning, you drive from Kathmandu to Muhan Pokhari for about 30 minutes. After checking the formalities at the Shivapuri entrance gate, you enter Shivapuri watershed and wildlife area. You commence your hike from the southern boundary of the area where the army check-post is located. The trail goes along the rugged motor-able road through pine and cherry forest up to Nangi Gompa within one and half hours, where a nunnery monastery is located. Beyond the monastery, the trail goes steep uphill through the oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest for another three hours.

From here one can enjoy the beauty of snowy Himalayas such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang-Lirung, Dorji Lhakpa and you take a shortcut downhill to Budhanilkantha in about two and half hours and drive back to Kathmandu.

Day Itinerary:
After breakfast some 13km drive to Budhanilkantha from the hotel. We walk through flat dirt road toward Nagi Gompa – Buddhist nunnery. We will take steep staircase, it is demanding uphill all the way to Shivapuri as we walk up almost 1300m from the starting point, the trail goes via famous Bagdwar which origin of holy Bagmati River. Shivapuri Peak offers stunning view over Kathmandu valley and nice birds eyes view to Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtang Himal etc. We will visit Nagi Gompa on the way back and have some butter tea with nuns and interactive with them. We have chance to observe their puja and ritual activities in the monastery if your hiking day take place in the special day (e.g full moon) by chance. Our guide will transfer you to the hotel.

Kakani Hiking – 1 Day

Kakani Day Hiking
Kakani Day Hiking

Take a day hiking to Kakani, the best hiking point from Kathmandu which has beautiful views of the Himalayas. The short hike takes you through lush green paddy fields and sparse settlements to enjoy the view of rural Nepalese life. Your experienced tour guide will escort you from your hotel and drive for about an hour to Kakani. Kakani is one of the destinations where many domestic and international tourists visit every year to enjoy its natural beauty. Kakani lies on a ridge northwest of Kathmandu valley with an elevation of 2073m above the sea level, from where one can observe the magnificent views of the Ganesh Himal and central and western Himalaya.

The picturesque view of lush hills, oak and pine forests from Kakani is wonderful. Rejoice the moment of being in a pristine and joyful environment with the spectacular views of mountains as you proceed your Kakani Day Tour with Nepal Tours.

Day Itinerary:
8:00 AM::Meet the Guide at hotel and Drive to Gurje Bhanjyang.
9:00 Am::Hike starts,Hike to Kakani via Sueria Chaur(1900M),Take a tea break at Sueria Chaur and continue the Hike to Kakani through Shivapuri National Park.
2:00 PM:: Arrive kakani,Lunch and explore around Kakani, Explore Thai Memmorial Park, NMA Training Center, Scout Training Cnter, Narcon,etc
4:00PM:: Drive back to Kathmandu hotel.

Conclusion

Short Treks Kathmandu are doable at any time of year. These given treks are something new to offer in every season. The best time for the trek depends on the purpose and preference of the trekker. For people who love to trek in less crowded trails, monsoon and winter seem ideal. But, if you want to trek during the peak season and enjoy the crystal clear unobstructed views, spring and autumn is the right time for you. If you would like to above any treks in Kathmandu. Please contact us.

If you are looking for best short hikes Pokhara, one of the attractive city, you can do short trek around. After boating, you can go to Shanti Stupa. It is located as a bar of Phewa lake. From there we can see whole Pokhara’s view with reflecting snow covered mountain range on the Phewa Lake, balloonists on the sky & panoramic view. Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, is one of the most beloved destination as if offers you panoramic view of high mountains like Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, etc. There is a wide choice of trails in the mountains around Pokhara. We have listed down 8 top short treks around Pokhara:

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek – 5 Days

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It is a popular trail that lies in the Annapurna Region. The trekking to Ghorepani Poon Hill is also known popularly known as Annapurna Balcony Trekking. The trekking routes to this area covers abundant areas of the Annapurna Circuit. The trekking trial is a colorful short route within Annapurna region, which winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls. The trial passes through magnificent rhododendron forests and beautiful indigenous Magar and Gurung Villages where you can witness and live their culture and tradition. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is the best trekking destination for trekkers who wish to explore the combination of culture, lifestyle of Nepalese people along with incredible views, sunrise and sunset of Himalaya.  Poon Hill Trek offers you phenomenal panoramic view of captivating Himalayas including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, III, and IV, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and Manaslu ranges among few others.

Dhampus Sarangkot Trek – 3 Days from Pokhara.

Family Vacations & Family Adventures Tour in Nepal
Family Vacations & Family Adventures Tour in Nepal

Dhampus Trek offers you amazing views of the north of Annapurna ranges including the Dhaulagiri, Fishtail etc mountains, beautiful sunset and sunrise on the Himalayas , countryside experience. This classic 3 days trek Pokhara is short yet rewarding and provides you an opportunity to experience the countryside experience in Nepal. Dhampus is a mountain view point as well as a small Gurung ethnic village. Pokhara Dhampus Trek is also a gateway to Annapurna Conservation Area.

 

Begnas Thulokote Day Hiking – 1 Day

Begnas Lake
Begnas Lake

Explore a pristine part of the Pokhara region with your own private guide on a full-day tour that features the Begnas Thulokote trek. Hike for several hours, pass through picturesque rural villages, and take in sweeping views of Annapurna and Fishtail Range, Pokhara Valley, Phewa Lake, and Begnas Lake. You’ll also cross Begnas Lake by boat and have the option to purchase lunch at Begnas Lake Resort. Includes private guide and transportation, boat ride, and hotel pickup and drop-off.

Read more about Private Begnas Thulokot Hike and Full-Day Tour

 

Pokhara to Muktinath Jeep Tour – 4 days from Pokhara

Muktinath Tour Package
Muktinath Tour Package

The tour can be considered as one of my sweetest, most unforgettable and the most popular tour in Nepal. It not only provides a view of diverse landscapes with mountains, cultures and rural habitat of Nepalese people along the route but also a peace of mind, soul and spiritual happiness. The place itself is so pure and loving that nobody remains unhappy, bored and unemotionally attached. It is rich not only in natural beauty but also full of loving, caring, trustworthy and innocent people. If you don’t like to go by drive then you can choose the Jomsom Muktinath by flight service or Muktinath Charter helicopter service.

4 Days Trek To Poon Hill from Pokhara.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The Poon Hill Trek 4 days brings you to the beauty of the Annapurna Himalayas. This short but extraordinary trek is perfect for any type of traveler and is graded as an easy trek/hike. One of the most spectacular treks the Poon Hill trek 3 nights 4 days promises you an unforgettable journey with some of the world’s most amazing views. The goal of this trek is to reach the Poon Hill viewpoint, about a 45 minutes upwards hike from the Ghorepani village. Witnessing the sunrise over the Annapurna mountain range is absolutely breathtaking, so be sure to bring your camera!

 

Luxury Trekking From Pokhara – 5 days

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Annapurna Luxury trek begins from the heaven of Earth that is Pokhara towards the beautiful Gurung villages. Further, Trek will lead you to Ghanduk (best village of Nepal) where the local people welcome you. You can now experience the real taste of typical local culture and spectacular views of natural sceneries staying in luxury hotels. Nepal Tours provide you a safe trip with a best co-operative service in high level of comfort. For the Annapurna Luxury Trek. You can click to see the details.

Family Lodge Trek From Pokhara – 6 Days

Best Family Treks & tours in Nepal
Best Family Treks & tours in Nepal

There are many different pathways through the incredible Annapurna Mountains. Some of these treks are quite challenging and designed for the experienced trekker. Others are easier and are ideal for beginners, people with young families or those who have artificial joints. The Annapurna Panorama Lodge Trekking is an easier trek that doesn’t skimp on natural beauty or scenic opportunities. Even experienced trekkers will enjoy the superb beauty of this trek. Planning an adventure travel in Nepal with your family? There are plenty of family lodge trek options in Nepal where you can take your family for a vacation. Although previous family trekking and camping experience will be highly helpful, nevertheless with the help of experienced kid-friendly guides you can easily trek in Nepal. Looking for a day hike in Pokhara? Do you want a short trek in Pokhara? Are you looking for a family trekking in Pokhara? If yes, then choose Australian Camp trek.

Ghandruk Trek – 6 Days

Ghandruk Trek starts from Nayapul which serves as the gateway to the trek. It takes 2 hours on bus and 1 hour on taxi to reach Nayapul from Pokhara. The altitude of Nayapul is 1070 meters while that of Ghandruk is 2000 meters. Ghandruk is the most scenic and popular trek that can be done from Pokhara. Ghandruk Trek offers very close view of Annapurnas and the view during sunset and sunrise is fantastic. The walk provides you the breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchre and Hiunchuli. The Mountain View is very beautiful and the trail is relatively easy. The highest point is only 2000 m. So there is no risk of altitude sickness. All of these make this trek an ideal choice for everyone looking for short trek in Annapurna foothills.

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The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a hiking tour for 4-5 days in the Annapurna Mountain range located in Nepal. It actually needs a moderate level of fitness to complete this trek and the maximum elevation of this trek is 3,210 meters. Part of this trek is a natural trail that heads through the rhododendron forests with some rainforest-like flora all around. Other parts of this trek include stone staircases, which head from one village to another and therefore this route is used by both visitors and locals.

The Poon Hill Trek is really popular as the costs are low, packing is easy and permits are also really easy to obtain. These are also the reasons why this mountain trail remains congested during the peak season.

Best things about the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The trek is pleasant and it also follows a part of the earlier Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route. The views during the trek change from terraced rice fields, farms to gorges, waterfalls, and forests. There are also some amazing views of mountains along the way through clouds. The entire trek is hardly on the flat ground.

Sunrise from the Poon Hill:

The main highlight of this trek is the trip to Poon Hills. There at the elevation of 10,230 feet, one can get to see 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains. Besides, one can get to see the peaks like Annapurna, Tukuche, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, Gangapurna, Annapurna South and Macchapucchre or the Fish Tail from here. The views are amazing to justify the strenuous climb.

Travel itinerary:

  1. Drive to Nayapul and hike to Tikhedhunga: The Ghorepani trek starts with a few minutes’ drive to Nayapul through a beautiful landscape. This route mainly follows a lush green jungle and terraced grasslands along the rushing river. During the trek, the tourists have to walk through the Birethanti village (1,015m), therefore the north side of the Bhurung Khola and therefore up to the side area of the valley to Hille to reach Tikhedhunga at the height of 1570mm.
  1. Trek to Ghorepani: This day mainly includes a sudden ascent. On this day, the tourists need to go across the Tikhedhunga Khola through a cable bridge, therefore go downward and then go across the Bhurung Khola. After that, they have to climb a steep and long chain of stone footsteps to Ulleri. On the way to Ulleri, travelers can enjoy an amazing view of the snow-white peaks of Hiunchuli, Annapurnas, and Machhapuchhare. After that, the tourists have to climb more gently to Nanghethani through the rhododendron forest. It takes another hour of time to reach Ghorepani . It is a beautiful settlement situated on the ridgeline.
  1. On the next day, the tourists have to hike to the Poon Hill Viewpoint. From where they can enjoy a breathtaking view of sunrise. After watching the beautiful views, tourists can follow a wonderful forest trail through the oak and rhododendron woods to Deurali. Next, they have to climb through the steep woods for around twenty minutes to arrive at Tadapani.

Best time to go for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek:

Although trekking is possible all around the year, every season has some different advantages as well as attractions. The temperature in this hill also depends on the basis of the altitude range- lower the temperature, higher the altitude.

 

  1. December-February: These are the coldest times of the year and the temperature can often drop to -5°C at the higher altitudes. Despite being so cold, the sky remains really clear and the mountain views look the best. Because of the snowy weather, these months are not perfect for the beginner hikers, but the experienced hikers can continue.

 

  1. April-May: The trekking season mainly starts from April and the route becomes more beautiful with full blossom rhododendron of different colors like white, pink and red. Although the temperature remains cool at this time, the temperature starts rising. The sky remains really clear at these months, therefore the tourists can enjoy a great view of the mountains.

 

  1. September-October: This is the favorite time of trekking for the tourists due to the perfect climate and favorable weather condition. The sky remains really clear at these months, therefore the tourists can enjoy a great view of the mountains. These months are also the best time for the daytime trek. During this period, the weather also ranges from mild to warm.

 

  1. November: This is another popular season of trekking with a sparkling and crisp sky. The daytime temperature of this month is most stable from cool to mild conditions. But the nights remain cold. Therefore, the travelers need to be a bit careful.

 

How many days does it take to complete the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

For the fit and young hikers, 4 days are perfect for completing the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. Guides often split the entire route into some manageable chunks and also explain the highlights of this trail along the way. But for the hikers, who have any physical limitations or who are not acclimated to the altitude, completing the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in 5 days works as a smarter bet.

 

Why choose a Nepal Tours website for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

It is better to choose a Nepal Tour website for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek as this type of company mainly offers an adventurous, successful and memorable experience to all the hikers. With the devoted and excellent management team of this company, the main aim of this company is to offer a friendly, safe and sound environment where the hikers can enjoy their experience while being completely secured.

So, by choosing the company like “Nepal Tours”, you can get the best hiking experience while getting complete information about the cultures, tradition, flora and fauna and customs of the trekking area.

The Himalaya form Nepal’s backbone and provide a rugged backdrop to a variety of trekking options. Our specialists have spent much of their time exploring the region on foot and can advise on the best trails to follow depending on your ability and preferences.

Our itinerary ideas are inspired by routes that we have particularly enjoyed and that showcase the true spirit of Nepal. These holiday suggestions also work as an informed starting point and can be used as a springboard for your own holidays ideas.

Children of all ages, from babies to teenagers, will love the sights and activities of Nepal. It can be a chaotic and challenging country to travel around in some respects (the busy cities, the traffic, the long travel distances), but with good planning, you can have a best holidays ideas that will keep every member entertained. Here are some top picks.

Best Tips & Local Advice

  • Take domestic flights to save valuable time. The flights are scenic, too!
  • If traveling during the monsoon (June to Aug), stick to the cities and cultural sites
  • Trekking and water sports are best from March to May & September to November
  • Focus on one region: although Nepal’s a small country, poor roads & mountainous terrain can lead to longer travel times and unexpected delays

Besides these classic tourist attractions, the Durbar Square in Patan, the grand Stupa in Boudhanath and the typical mountain life in Gorkha are equally sensational landmarks for those looking to discover the profound, typical and authentic aspects of Nepal. A trip to Kathmandu is the ideal opportunity to follow the trails of a tiger in Chitwan National Park as well as in Bardiya National Park.

So, it’s now up to you to decide which of these ideas will inspire your upcoming trip to Nepal!

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Nepal always satisfies you in different aspects. Because of the various attractions and activities, the designed Nepal tours might be different in theme and length. The following ideas aim to help you plan the Best Nepal Tour Packages for you. An easy & free way to start planning your first trip to Nepal. Nepal Tours offers an incredible opportunity to experience the richness of this country’s culture, history and scenery across three amazing locations. Starting in the temple-dotted capital of Kathmandu, you’ll also spend time in Pokhara and Chitwan National Park. All in the shadow of those breathtaking Himalaya mountains.

Nepal Tour has been pioneering sustainable and responsible tourism and travel in Nepal since 2009. We offer unique and exciting adventures in some of the world’s most incredible places. Every one of our trips, tours and activities are designed to offer you a unforgettable, once in a lifetime experience that is culturally and spiritually insightful whilst holding true to our environmental and social and cultural sustainability values and responsibilities.

More than any other tour company, we work hard to ensure every aspect of your stay is environmentally friendly and socially responsible whilst providing you with the best that Nepali hospitality has to offer.

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Nepal holidays and festivals concentrate on religious and cultural events on the Hindu and Buddhist calendars and involve traditional rituals, music and dance. Due to the number of diverse ethnic and tribal groups making up the population, the variety of celebrations is fascinating for visitors. Dashain in early September is the most important, surrounded by many other events, and the Tihar Hindu festival of lights is one of the loveliest.

Shree Panchami

This celebration of Saraswati, the goddess of learning and sister of the elephant god Ganesh, takes place in Nepal in January. Temple images are garlanded, presented with gifts and seven grains of rice are eaten by worshippers in order to gain wisdom. It’s the most auspicious time for weddings with countless processions on the streets, as the marriage is blessed by the goddess herself.

Ghode Jatra

Held in mid-March, Ghode Jatra is the horse race event of Tundikhel, with a grand horse parade honoring a victory over a dangerous demon crushed by the hooves of local fillies. Legend has it, the event keep the demon’s spirit from returning. Another race involves an intoxicated horse and drunk rider, with Nepalese townspeople cheering on the unsteady twosome. The rider desperately tries to hang on for as long a he can, causing universal merriment.

Holi

The joyous spring festival of Holi takes place in March, and is known as the feast of colors. Based on a victory over the female demon Holika, the celebrations last a week and are a time of eating, drinking and rejoicing in the streets to welcome the warmer weather. Citizens smear themselves with brilliant, powdered colors and throw the colors over passerby’s. Bonfires and more revels end the celebration.

Mata Tirtha Puja

Closely-knit families are a long-established tradition in Nepal, with the early May festival of Mata Tirtha Puja the Nepalese ‘Mothers Day’. Honored for their love and support with gifts, adult sons and daughters return to their family home to show appreciation.

Buddha Jayanti

Buddhist temples are packed with worshippers on Jayanti, the celebration of the Buddha’s birthday. Held in June on a full moon day, the Nepalese festival honors the Buddha’s birth, death, and attainment of enlightenment. Huge images of the god are displayed and parades of devotees praising his life and teachings take place.

Gaijatra

Every year in late August/early September, Gaijatra honors the god of death, Yamaraj. It’s one of the most popular festivals for its procession of cows led by every person who has lost a relative during the previous year. For Hindus, cows are holy and it’s believed the parade will help the souls of the departed journey to heaven.

Indra Jatra

Taking place in late August/early September for eight days, the combined Hindu and Buddhist festival of Indra Jatra happens in Kathmandu. A celebration of traditional Nepalese classical dance, each community performs its own unique sequences in honor of the king of heaven, Lord Indra. On the third day, the living goddess Kumari is paraded through the city on a chariot, the processional ending at Durbar Square.

Krishna Janmastami

Across Nepal, Sri Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is celebrated on his birthday in September especially in Patan, home of the ancient Krishna Temple. Citizens huddle together all night long, keeping vigilant and chanting the various names of the god or singing traditional hymns. Flowers, food and money are offered to Krishna’s image in the gloomy main temple.

Dashain

Held over two weeks at the end of September, Dashain is Nepal’s most important festival, celebrated across the land and ending on the day of the full moon. Dashain honors the victory of the gods over a host of demons, based on tales in the Ramayana, after invoking the powers of the goddess Durga. Tantric rites are conducted as mother goddess temple offerings are made and specific rituals take place in all homes, towns and cities every day of the event.

Tihar

Tihar is the Nepalese version of the Hindu Festival of Lights, dedicated to the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, and is the most dazzling of Nepal’s festivals. It takes place for five days in October, during which every home is lit up with sparkling oil lamps. The second day is known as ‘dogs’ day’ and every four legged friend is adorned with a floral garland, given a delicious meal and worshipped for its protection of the home. Cows are given similar treatment on the third day, as representatives of wealth.

Best Tour Operators and Travel Agencies in Nepal. Below you will find 10 of the best tour operators and travel agencies in Nepal offering in total 20 Nepal tours packages and holidays through-out Nepal. The top tour activities offered in Nepal are: adventure and sport activities, sightseeing, attractions, culture and history & Wildlife, landscapes and nature.

With over 25 years of experience, Nepal Tours values are efficient and reliable ground logistics. It then combines this with real experiences, getting travellers involved in the country (NEPAL), its culture, its people and its wildlife. The company only uses local guides, eat local food and stay in a home, lodge or hotel owned by locals.

Below are the top 10 tour operators in Nepal.

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Nepal Tours

Nepal Tours is a specialist small group tour company providing top quality luxury holidays, short treks, pilgrimage tours, family holidays to the Nepal. We offer an exclusive and extensive range of escorted luxury tours, city packages, private guide cultural tours, honeymoon tours, 4wd adventures drive tours across Nepal, all at great prices. Explore all of Nepal Tour Packages.

Website: https://www.nepaltour.info
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +977 9851036473

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Adventure Connexion

The official site of the Nepal’s greatest adventure travel company. Adventure Connexion offer a wide selection of small-group tours, high adventure treks & family friendly holidays. Established since 2009 and founded by two persons – Mr. RB Adhikari & Mr. Kulendra Baral, we are an award winning adventure travel company by TripAdvisor specializing in iconic locations and responsible travel.

Website: https://www.adventureconnexion.com
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +977 1 4002108

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Annapurna Travels

Our main purpose is provide you the happiness you long for, emphasizing quality service with genuine Nepali hospitality and sincerity. All is arranged for you to plan a holiday to suit your every need. Your time with us can be as active or as relaxing as you please. It is our great pleasure to help you make the best use of any information you think may help us better serve you and fulfill your travel dreams.

Website: http://www.annapurnatravel.com
E-mail: navr[email protected]
Phone: +977 1 4222339

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Yeti Travels

In a complex world of business travel management, you need a partner with a keen understanding of your rapidly evolving travel requirements. You need a business partner with the resources, technology and experience to meet your company’s objectives – while ensuring your travelers receive a consistently high level of service. With Yeti Travels Pvt Ltd, you will be partnering with an agile and experienced company who creates solutions to fit your travel needs. We look forward to you placing your trust in our ability.

Website: http://www.yetitravels.com/
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +977 1 4221234

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Marcopolo Travels Nepal

A pioneering travel company, Marco Polo Travels, in collaboration of Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, China National Tourism Office in Kathmandu and selected incoming tour operators in the region, offers outbound tours in the Nepalese market. The company that represents Star Cruises in Nepal also offers tours to Malaysia, Singapore, Indo-China and China to its customers.

Website: http://www.marcopolo.com.np
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +977 1 4247215

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Natraj Tours & Travels

Natraj Tours and Travels was established in 1967 by Late Prajapati Prasai and Mrs. Sharda Prasai, pioneers in travel & tourism who made enormous contribution to the development of travel trade in Nepal. Started with a humble beginning, Natraj has always moved towards success strength by strength and is now considered as one of the trusted travel companies in Nepal.

Website: http://www.natrajtours.com
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +977 1 5261111

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Jaya Travels and Tours

Customer care comes as the priority and we are always in the effort to provide our clients the best level of service they anticipate from us. We have been in business with many of the major National and International Organizations, Embassies, Government organizations and Renowned Corporate houses and share very good mutual relationship with each and every business houses due to which we have been provided numerous appreciation certificates & letters

Website: http://www.jayatour.com
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +977 1 246466

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Social Tours

We are at the forefront of responsible travel in Nepal and have been nominated four times for the prestigious Responsible Tourism Awards in the UK (World Travel Mart). We play a lead role in the activities and pratices of the Sustainable Tourism Network in Nepal, MAST, and the Fringe RT Network worldwide. We initiate new networking and joint marketing efforts, such as the Green Circuit in the sub-continent, and design off-beat products in Nepal.

Website: https://www.socialtours.com
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +977 1 4219 865

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Exodus Travels

At Exodus, we love adventure travel and always have. There’s something about the feeling of visiting a new country, culture or environment – whether that’s a mountain range, desert or jungle – that just can’t be beaten. We first took a group of travellers to the Himalaya over 40 years ago, and have since expanded to offer more than 500 itineraries across more than 90 countries. .

Website: https://www.exodus.co.uk
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +44 20 3811 4280

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Peregrine Adventures

We are a company built by travellers for travellers. Take a walk around our offices and you’ll see the empty desks of people out on trips, or hear people swapping stories about a place they have just visited. Land at your destination and discover your tour leader is local to the region.

Website: https://www.peregrineadventures.com/en
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +61 3 8594 3902

The country is blessed with a considerate amount of unbelievable beauty with the world’s highest mountains in the form of snow-capped peaks and an abundance lot of lush forests, gushing rivers and towering landscapes leading up to them. If you have a short time for Nepal holidays but still want to see some of the best short treks in Nepal, Himalayas here are what we think are the 6 best short treks in Nepal. Note: Some of our itineraries on the website for these treks are longer as they include extra days in either Kathmandu, Everest, Langtang and Pokhara. The times given here are the minimum requirements.

If any of this listed short treks, you would like to make an inquiry please drop us a e-mail to: [email protected]. We will be happy to answer

1. Everest Panorama Trek:

Everest View Trek Starts at the Lukla (2828m/9278 feet) and passes through the several Sherpa villages like Phakding, Namche bazaar, khumjung village, Khunde village and many other small villages. From every village incredible mountains views can be seen. Nepal is known as the country of Mt. Everest and every one may have such desire to see this highest mountain in the world. This trekking is not only popular for highest mountain. This trek also provides the warm hospitality of Sherpa people, so one can experience Sherpa culture, way of living style, visit monasteries, wild animals and enjoy the mountain views of snow capped peaks. From Namche Bazaar a short walks uphill to a magnificent spot (Everest view Hotel) with spectacular of the surrounding snow-capped giants include Mt. Everest and the valleys below. The Khumjung  is wonderful village with background exciting glance of the high mountains. Tengboche Monastery (3867m/ 12687 feet) is surrounded by rhododendrons forest. Tengboche monastery is the one of the biggest monasteries in khumbu area.

2. Langtang Valley Trek:

A trek to the Langtang valley has to be one of the most rewarding of the short treks available anywhere in Nepal. The east-west running valley is the site of some spectacular alpine scenery as well as being a great place to meet unique people. A minimum of one week is required but trekkers are well advised to add a few extra days for acclimatization and for side trips in the valley. Along our journey you will walk through the Langtang National Park. Although wildlife is never easy to spot in a forest setting, here you get the chance to see some interesting animals and birds. Among those found in the park are monkeys, musk deer, Pika and the national bird of Nepal, the colorful danphe.The trek is best started either from Dhunche or from Syabrubesi.

3. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek:

This Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek starts from Pokhara and if you want to see some of Nepal’s big peaks up close it’s the best option for a short trek. The view from Poon Hill (3210m/10531ft) takes in Annapurna South, Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri. The first few days the trail makes a steady climb between the small Sherpa villages. The second night can be spent in Tadapani which offers great views of Annapurna II, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machapuchare which is also known as “Fish Tail.” If you bring some swimwear you can make the short hike down to the river to enjoy the hot springs in Tadapani. It’s another days climb from Tadapani to Ghorepani from where the following morning you hike to Poon Hill to catch the sunrise on the Himalayas. After taking in the views it’s time to head back to Ghorepani and start the return trek.

4.Kalinchowk Trek

Kalinchowk Trek, a perfect destination for a short trek in Nepal can be done within 3 days. Kalinchowk, residing at a height of above 3,700m is accessible from a drive from Kathmandu to Charikot and further 6-7 hours continuous trekking upward the hill. Kalinchowk Trek is considered to be one of the non touristic trekking routes in eastern Nepal. The view of Ganesh Himal, Shisha Pangma, langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal, Gauri Shankar etc. are clearly visible in fine weather condition through this route. Tremendous beauty from the high hill of Kalinchowk takes your breath once giving means to visit of this region.

5. Chisapani Nagarkot Trek:

Chisapani Nagarkot trek is one of the easy, short, and beautiful trek for those who have limited time. It gives you an opportunity to explore locality of Tamang people who lives on the edges of Kathmandu valley. You can have a wonderful view of Kathmandu valley, beautiful hike in Shivapuri National park, green paddy fields, and mountain obviously. This trek starts with the drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal for 1 hrs by bus/car and hike to Chisapani for 4 hrs with a beautiful Tamang villages and a spectacular mountain view as well as green forest of Shivapuri National Park. If you are lucky enough then you could spot a wild animals like deer, Wild boar, Leopard and many species of birds. You can enjoy your lunch at the local teahouses to get more close with locals.

6. Kathmandu Day Hiking

Hiking around Kathmandu offers you an  opportunity to see fantastic mountain views and explore Nepalese countryside without going too far and without climbing high. Besides you do not have to lose the comfort of the city while doing these hikes.Kathmandu is a valley surrounded by green hills all around. These hills are covered with terraced farms, picturesque villages and  lush green  forests. Despite being nearfrom Kathmandu these villages are still not affected by  modernity and offer a chance to see traditional village life.You can see temples, monasteries and Stupas along the trails. You can see farmers working in the fields and pilgrims praying in the monasteries. These Kathmandu hikes are for every age group and for all seasons. If you want to have a taste of trekking in Nepal but do not have time to go all the way up to the remote mountains, these hikes are for you. A Kathmandu trekking, combined with sightseeing tours of heritages sites and a scenic flight to see Mt Everest could make a fantastic short trip of Nepal. There are many short treks available near Kathmandu ranging from day hikes to short treks of 2 days, 3 days or even longer. We have offered here the best three among them.

Note: In our official website Nepal Tours, we are listed on Short treks under the trekking section. Please choose one of them

Nepal tourism experienced a dramatic turnaround last year after being hit by the twin disasters of a devastating earthquake and crippling trade embargo in 2015. Foreign tourist arrivals to Nepal jumped 39.71 percent to 753,002 in 2016, boosted by robust visitor growth from India, China, the US, the UK and Sri Lanka, according to the statistics of the Department of Immigration.

However, 2016 arrivals are still 4.69 percent down from 2014 when the country welcomed 790,118 foreign visitors. The tourism boom is expected to continue in 2017 and remains a major growth driver for the economy even as the industry sees low overseas promotional activities. October, November and December have been the most productive months for the industry, accounting for nearly one-third of total arrivals.

“It’s a dramatic growth. The industry is returning rapidly to its pre-earthquake growth level,” said Kedar Neupane, director general of the Department of Immigration. “The tourism boom is expected to continue in 2017 given a level of promotion by Nepal in the major source markets.” He said that if the government, Nepal Tourism Board and private sector conducted aggressive promotional activities, this year could be an extraordinary year. “We can expect 1 million tourists in 2017 considering the current environment.”

Neupane said that Nepal could see a boom in Chinese arrivals this year following the move by the Chinese government to encourage travel to the country. China has announced Nepal Tourism Promotion Year 2017 in a bid to encourage its citizens to visit the Himalayan republic, according to the Nepal Embassy in Beijing.

“The industry carried out massive marketing activities in major source markets after the earthquakes, leading to a massive recovery,” said tourism entrepreneur Basant Raj Mishra. “The arrival of foreign volunteers as well as conferences held by I/NGOs in Nepal last year propelled growth.”

Suman Pandey, chairman of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter, said that 2017 looked promising; but the crumbling Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Nepal’s only international aerial gateway, could be a major setback.

“The hospitality industry in Nepal can accommodate more than 3 million tourists, but the airport is already choked with capacity constraints even though arrivals are way short of the one million mark,” he said.

TIA is currently served by 28 international carriers, and it has announced that it cannot accommodate more flights. “What does this statement mean? Of course, Nepal has become an attractive holiday destination for travellers, but TIA will remain the main obstacle to the growth of the industry.”

Nepal received a lot of media exposure following the earthquake which has aroused tremendous interest among potential travelers. The world’s leading travel guide Lonely Planet has named Nepal the world’s ‘best value destination’ for 2017. Likewise, Nepal’s Langtang region has been featured in The New York Times ‘52 places to go in 2017’ list.

Nepal has also appeared in the January travel issue of chinadaily.com.cn. “Nepal remains a fabulous choice for budget-conscious travelers, whether it’s the country’s world famous trekking routes or the wildlife in the southern region. Travel costs per day are as low as $50 on average,” it said.

A breakdown of arrivals by market shows Indian travellers at the top of the list. Arrivals from the southern neighbour reached 118,249 last year, up 57.40 percent. Chinese tourist arrivals jumped 55.26 percent to 104,005. Travel trade entrepreneurs said that Chinese arrivals did not increase as expected last year as the key entry point,

Tatopani Customs in Sindhupalchok, was closed after the earthquake. However, Rasuwagadhi has emerged as an important surface route with 23,452 Chinese visitors entering the country through this point last year.

Meanwhile, visitors from the US, Sri Lanka and the UK jumped 25.67 percent, 29.64 percent and 55.71 percent respectively.

Nepal has been named on top ‘Best Value Destination’ and 5th on the top 10 countries in the world to visit in 2017, according to Lonely Planet’s annual best in Travel list released on Tuesday.

Nepal is the only destination in South Asia that has been featured in Lonely Planet’s Top Ten Destinations Guidebook.

The world’s leading travel guide Lonely Planet says, “Even natural disasters can’t keep Nepal down for long. The 2015 earthquakes caused devastation, but what is most striking from a traveller’s perspective is not how much was lost but how much remains.”

“Landmark temples crumbled, but others came through with just the odd tile out of place, and whole swathes of the country escaped serious damage, including most of the popular trekking trails.”

It added, “Nepal has all the skills required to repair monuments and infrastructure, but what it does need is income. By visiting Nepal now and supporting local culture and people, you could help a nation rebuild and bounce back even stronger.”

Among the top ten countries, Canada is number one followed by Colombia, Finland, Dominica, Bermuda, Mongolia Oman, Myanmar and Ethiopia.

On its selection process, Lonely Planet writes, “Amid fierce debate, the list is whittled down by our panel of travel experts to just 10 countries, 10 regions and 10 cities that travellers must visit in the year ahead. Each destination is chosen for its topicality, unique experiences and ‘wow’ factor. We don’t just report on the trends, we set them—helping you get there before the crowds do.”

As per the meeting held between Deepak Raj Joshi, CEO of Nepal Tourism Board and Lonely Planet Team in Delhi on October 24, both parties have agreed to work in  partnership by signing agreement in near future for promotion of Nepal’s tourism.

“It is a great honour for Nepal to get a place in such a prestigious guidebook. I do believe that it will give positive message to the international travel community and inspire them to visit Nepal in 2017,” said Joshi.

Over the past four decades, Lonely Planet has cultivated a dedicated traveller community. More than 130 million Lonely Planet books—to almost every destination on the planet—have now been printed in 14 different languages.