5 Best One Week Treks in Nepal

Trekking in Nepal is the most popular outdoor activity – there is no shortage of true epic walks in Nepal.

But here’s a top secret – some of the best treks can be done in less than a week. They’re easy to get through, great for families and for someone who’s looking for a week of fun- there’s something for everyone.

The best part of these one-week treks is they include all the trekking trails that lie within the lower altitude of Nepal. So, if you’re dubious about getting altitude sickness and feeling unwell, you don’t need to worry as these treks are mostly in the lower altitude regions of the country.

These short treks are also along the easiest trails in Nepal which makes for the perfect destinations for all age group- especially senior citizens and families with kids.

These one-week treks in Nepal may be short but the memories will be long-lasting. You’ll still get to see the breathtaking mountains, shallow georges and bask yourself under the sun among a plethora of flora and faunas.

These short treks are the best way to utilize a small sized holiday package in Nepal. Come, join us and let’s explore Nepal by choosing one of these best short trekking destinations

1. Langtang Valley

Langtang Valley Trek

Trip Fact

Trekking Difficulty:Moderate
Remoteness: Not remote
Best Season: March-May and October-November
Restricted Permits:No
Max Elevation: 4,984 m, Tserko Ri
Starting Point:Kathmandu and six to seven-hour drive to Syabrubesi
Ending PointKathmandu and six to seven-hour drive from Syabrubesi
Minimum Day Required:7 Days

Langtang Valley trek is third most popular trekking destination, after Everest and the Annapurna. It is ideal for families who are traveling with children. This one week trek in Nepal package is specially designed, who don’t want rigorous itinerary but still want a glimpse of Himalayan beauty.

It is one of the best treks that can be done in just one week time interval. This trek is short but it is the best mix of cultural and adventure trek in Langtang region.

Langtang Valley lies north of Kathmandu valley and is the closest Himalayan region from Kathmandu.

This wonderful trek starts at Syabrubesi about 170 km from Kathmandu.

The trail passes via Tibetan and Tamang village and offers a fantastic view of the Ganesh Himal.

Even being such a popular trek it is less traveled. Therefore, you won’t meet many the traveler and can enjoy the peaceful nature.

In this short trek, you’ll get the spectacular mountain views including Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang-II. As you can see all these mountains have an altitude of more than 7,000 meters.

Langtang Valley is also known as the “Valley of Glaciers”.

It is also regarded as the safe trekking options for the first time and experienced trekkers as well. It doesn’t reach a high altitude above 4,350 m, therefore a chance of altitude sickness is very less.

If you want to add little adventure then Langtang Valley trek can be linked via the Gosaikunda lakes at 4,460 m.


  • Visit Langtang National Park, the second largest National parks in Nepal.
  • Diverse flora and fauna.
  • Get an insight of diverse cultures including Tamang and Sherpa.
  • Amazing mountain views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Tserko Ri, Kyanjin Ri, and many other peaks.
  • Walk via lush forests of Rhododendron, oak, and pine and spot some rare wild animals including Red Panda, Musk Deer, and Himalayan Black Bear.

2. Helambu Circuit Trek

Helambu trek

Trip Facts

Trekking Difficulty:Easy to Moderate
Remoteness:Not remote
Best Season:March-May and October-November
Restricted Permits: No
Max Elevation:3,650 m, Thadepati
Starting Point:Kathmandu and half an hour drive to Sundarijal
Ending Point: Kathmandu and three to four drive from Melamchi
Minimum Days Required: 7 Days

Helambu Circuit trek is the perfect one-week trek destinations in Nepal. It is also one of the nearest Himalayan trekking trips from Kathmandu.

Though it lies closer to the Kathmandu city, the nature and culture of this region are so untouched that you’ll find it in the purest form.

Helambu Circuit trek doesn’t go beyond 3,500 m from sea level. The trek starts from Sundarijal (half an hour drive from Kathmandu city) and goes via green lush forests, terraced farmlands, and villages.

The trekking trail leads via rhododendron forests. As you continue, the view of mountains becomes closer and clear. On the trail, you’ll come across different towering waterfalls, cross paddy terraces, and breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains as well.

Also, you’ll visit different ancient Buddhist monasteries. You’ll also experience Tamang culture on this trek.

During the trek, you’ll get a chance to view a different memorial chortens, pagodas, and the gompas of this region.

Here, you will witness nature at it best. As this trekking route exposes the beauty of the Himalayas with the cultural aroma.

The sight of different wildlife and vegetation while trekking in Langtang National Park, you will just get connected with nature. You’ll just fall in love with varieties of flora and fauna. Along the trail, you’ll find different water resources that’ll make you crazy.

For the most spectacular and memorable one week trek in Nepal, this is the most suitable trekking package to choose.

It is one of the best short treks in Langtang region that have much natural and as well as cultural diversity.


  • Explore the floral and faunal diversity of Shivapuri National Park.
  • Experience the unique Tamang culture and way of living.
  • Visit Buddhist monasteries.
  • Spectacular views of snow-capped mountain including Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Shishapangma of Tibet, and many other surrounding peaks.
  • The highest point of the trek at Tharp Ati (3,650 m) offers an impressive view of Helambu valley.

3. Tamang Heritage Trek

Tamang Heritage Trek

Trip Facts

Trekking Difficulty:Easy to Moderate
Remoteness:Not remote
Best Season: March-May and October-November
Restricted Permits:No
Max Elevation:3,870 m, Kyanjin Gompa
Starting Point:Kathmandu and eight to nine-hour drive to Syabrubesi
Ending Point:Kathmandu and eight to nine-hour drive from Syabrubesi
Minimum Days Required:7 Days

Tamang Heritage trek is another best short and easiest trek that lies near Kathmandu city and suits for novice trekkers.

Tamang Heritage trail is a short trek into the Langtang region of Nepal. It is a short escape from the serenity of nature mixed with adventure and culture.

The trek commences from Syabrubesi, also a gateway and ending point of this trek.

The trail leads via different Tamang villages with great rewarding landscapes. The trail passes via Gatlang, Tatopani, Thuman, Timure, Briddim, Bamboo, and Kyanjin Gompa along the way.

Here, you’ll get the opportunity to interact with local people. You’ll surely be impressed with their hospitality and kindly behavior.

Tamang Heritage trail offers you a chance to trek to an altitude of 3,870 meters from a sea level. From here you can enjoy breathtaking views of elegant snow-capped mountains including Mt. Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and the Tibetan peaks.

During this trek, you’ll pass via lush green meadows where you can see Buddhists prayer wheels and colorful spiritual prayer flags.

While trekking, most of the time you’ll encounter with Tamang community people. You’ll learn culture and traditions of the locals.

Also, the simplicity of the lifestyle of the locals’ people in this region is so inspiring that will definitely leave a positive impression on your life.

This trek will surely delight and satisfy you for a lifetime.


  • Walk via the newly opened scenic trail and enjoy the stunning mountain views.
  • Observe the culture and lifestyle of the Tamang people.
  • Enjoy the glorious mountain views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal.
  • Enjoy the natural hot spring at Tatopani near Timure.
  • Enjoy the natural hike via dense rhododendron forests.
  • Spot various wild animals like Red Panda and Bears.

4. Everest View Trek

Everest View Trek

Trip Facts

Trekking Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Remoteness:Not remote
Best Season: March-May and October-November
Restricted Permits:No
Max Elevation: 3,870m, Tengboche
Starting Point:Kathmandu and a 45-minute flight to Lukla
Ending Point:Kathmandu and a 45-minute flight from Lukla
Maximum Days Required: 7 Days

Everest view trek is another ideal trek for those who have short time but have a burning desire to get a close view of the beauty of Mt. Everest.

It’s no secret that the world highest peak Mt. Everest lies in Nepal. Everest view trek starts at the Lukla and passes via several Sherpa villages like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Khunde, and many other small villages.

From every stop on the trail, you’ll get an incredible view of snow-capped mountains.

Beside wonderful mountain views, during this trekking journey, you’ll get a chance to experience the warm hospitality of Sherpa people.

During this trek, traveling via different village you’ll also get a close insight of Sherpa culture.

By staying at the local tea house you’ll know the way of living style. You’ll also visit different ancient Buddhist monasteries including Tengboche monastery.

The monastery lies on a ridge top with great views of Everest landscape. From the top of it, you’ll get stunning views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kusum Kanguru, and other mountains.

Sherpa people celebrate the popular festival Mani Rimdu at Tengboche monastery. It falls in between October to November of English calendar. During this festival, several ceremonies are carried out including meditation.

Here, you’ll get a chance to learn meditation and its techniques which will surely provide a positive attitude towards your life.

Those whose are not able to trek up to the Everest Base Camp, this trek may be the best alternative. But if you’ve enough time and want to explore other parts of Everest region, then we offer you variety of trekking packages like;

You can also look at the Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour and skip trekking to see Mount Everest.


  • Walk via Sagarmatha National Park home to some rare wild species.
  • Namche Bazaar, famous Sherpa capital.
  • Pangboche Village
  • Khumjung Village, one of the biggest Sherpa villages in Khumbu region.
  • Tengboche monastery, one of the biggest monasteries in Khumbu area.
  • Sherpa hospitality and culture.

5. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trip Facts

Trekking Difficulty:Easy to Moderate
Remoteness:Not remote
Best Season: March-May and October-November
Restricted Permits: No
Max Elevation:3,210 m, Poon Hill
Starting Point:Kathmandu and six to seven-hour drive to Pokhara
Ending Point:Kathmandu and six to seven-hour drive from Pokhara
Maximum Days Required: 7 Days

No summation of one week trek in Nepal would be complete without mention of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.

It is a beautiful trail perfect for a couple, holidaying with family or simply a trek with good friends.

It is also one of the finest trekking destination suitable for trekkers having a short time frame.

This trek offers the panoramic view of the Himalayas including Fishtail, Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri ranges, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and Manaslu. On the clear days, you’ll also get a clear and calm view of Pokhara valley.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek starts from the Nayapul a two-hour drive from famous tourists zone of Nepal, Pokhara. The trail takes you all the way via the Modi Khola valley surrounded by Annapurna massif into to the Poon Hill at the elevation of 3,200 meters.

The trail passes via the beautiful ethnic Gurkha Warriors villages and lush rhododendron forests. It is a remarkable opportunity to experience the unique culture and traditions of Gurung people.

The main center of attraction of this trek is the mesmerizing view of sunshine over an Annapurna Himalayan ranges.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trail links several other popular trekking packages like Annapurna Base Camp trek and Mardi Himal Base Camp trek.

This short, easily accessible, and easy trek can be done throughout the year. But, you can avoid the crowds by visiting either earlier in the season or much later on.

If you don’t like leeches, bugs, slippery and muddy trail, then it is a good idea not to choose monsoon seasons.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trail is a perfect trail for beginners. This trek has a lot to offer and you can discover a lot in few days.


  • Learn and know about the ethnic cultures of Annapurna region i.e. Gurung, Magar, and Thakali.
  • Magnificent sunrise view over the Annapurna Himalayan range.
  • Spectacular mountain views including Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Himchuli, and Mt. Manaslu.
  • Ghandruk village, a traditional Gurung village.
  • Walking via green lush Rhododendron forests.
  • Enjoy the remarkable hospitality of native local people.
  • Hike to the best viewpoint, Poon Hill.

Final Thoughts

These treks are perfect for those who don’t have much time for the longer trek but still want to taste real experience of trekking in Nepal.

We (Magical Nepal) aims to make your one-week trekking in Nepal unforgettable one.

For the most spectacular and memorable one week trek in Nepal, you can choose any one of these suitable trekking packages.

I am quite sure that all these trekking regions will provide you a unique and extraordinary trekking experience.

Take a small break and get in touch with nature!! Come join us!!

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Article by Pradeep Guragain

Pradeep is the co-founder of Magical Nepal. He was born and bred in Nepal and is a seasoned hiker and rider.

1 Comment

  • Dan meaney

    December 4, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    I will be 69 years by the time I would embark on any trip as I am targeting the latter part of 2023. Thus I am no youngster but I am fit for my age and enjoy walking
    I am seeking a shirt trip of approximately one week that is not in the very demanding category
    I would be grateful for any advice or suggestions


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