What are some easy/moderate hikes in the Nepal Himalayas that do not span more than 6 days of walking? I looked at Jomsom trek but it is 8 days. I am looking for a trek that offers nice scenic beauty and good views of some 8000+ peaks. I also looked at everest base camp but that is a 21 day ordeal. What options do I have here? I am not a climber, so difficulty level is w.r.t walking and fitness, not climbing :)
One possibility is the trek to Gosaikund - also known as the "Frozen Lakes". It can be done in six days walking. However, I'm not sure I would call it easy- the first day, especially, will be very strenuous. However, it's a very pretty trek, and the first two days are very rewarding. Another advantage is that it's relatively close to Kathmandu, which means less traveling to get to the trail head.
Like the other popular treks in Nepal, it's a "tea house" trek - you don't need to cook or take a tent, which means you can travel light. When I was there (late 2006) many of the guesthouses were already equipped with solar showers, too.
The description I linked to above combines the trip to Gosaikund with a journey through Helambu - I didn't walk that part myself, so I can't vouch for it. I did do the walk through the Langtang valley, which is also relatively short (though longer than six days, as far as I can remember) and then crossed over to Gosaikund, and then walked down to Dunche (the walk down being done in a single, terrible, endless day).
I'm not sure there are any 8000 meter peaks nearby in this area, but Lantang Lirung is 7246 meters, which isn't too shabby. Perhaps because of this it's the least popular of the three most frequented trekking routes in Nepal (the other two being the Everest Base Camp trek and around Anapurna).
Here are peaks on a route:
- Mera Peak (6654 m)
- Island Peak (6160 m)
- Pisang Peak (6091 m)
- Yala Peak (5500 m)
- Chulu East (6584 m)
Monsoon trek to Ghorepani poon hill 3210 mt is a five day trekking route from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani Poon Hill and then next morning climbing to Poon Hill where see the best panaromic views. It is the best view in the Himalayas. We see Dhaulagiri 8167 m, Mt Annapurna 8091 m, Mt Fish-tail alled holidy motion in Nepal. After 1987 it is not allowed to climb this peak, this holy mountain in Nepal. If any one tries to climb this mountain we will have many bad seasons in Nepal that means no rain.
It is a very popular trekking trail in the Himalayas. If you have time please visit one time. You never will forget a Poon Hill trek I am 100% sure.
The best 5 Himalayan treks that would be climbed from Nepal are- The Himalaya’s are the world’s greatest mountain chain, home to the world’s highest mountains.Most trekkers head straight for Everest Base Camp and it’s a great option for an adventure.However, an adventure abounds among the peaks of the Himalayas of which over 100 exceed 7000m or 24000 feet. Here is a quick rundown of 10 greatest treks from Bhutan to India to Nepal.
1. Everest Base Camp
All time favorite trek in the Himalayas. Greatest views of the Everest, a good trail, wonderful tea houses and almost continuous views of some of the tallest peaks in the world will keep your attention during a typical 11-day trek. The trail ends at Everest Base Camp, where one can look directly up the ice fall of the Khumbu Glacier towards the peak of Everest which is still an impressive 3500m above. Trekking is possible from September to June and although it’s cold in December and January it’s the time of year you can find real solitude.
2: Poon Hill and the Annapurna Base Camp
It is really two treks that can be done either separately or together. Like the Everest Base Camp trek, this offers a great trail and fabulous tea house lodgings for those looking for a little comfort along the way. If you have just four or five days the trek to Poon Hill is one of the best short treks in the Himalayas and offers a fantastic up close views of Annapurna. If you have a little more time then make the journey to Annapurna Base Camp established in the famed Annapurna Sanctuary where you can see a breathtaking the view of the south face of Annapurna I, the 10th tallest peak in the world.
3: Manaslu Circuit
The Manaslu Trek is a 14 to 16-day tea-house trek which encircles the world’s 8th highest peak, quite a long trek but one that you are bound to enjoy. In recent years the tea houses and trails have been improved and this trek is quickly becoming a popular alternative to the Annapurna Circuit. This is one of Nepal’s great treks and it gets you away from the crowds at the same time.
4: Makalu Base Camp Trek
It’s a little more than 16-day trek to the base camp of Makalu the world’s 5th tallest peak. Unlike the treks mentioned so far, this is not your general tea house trek and requires organizing for camping. The trek transverses through a range of environments as it heads up the Barun Valley to the Makalu base camp. It’s a true wilderness experience with some of the last remnants of untouched forests and beautiful alpine meadows.
5: Upper Mustang Trek
The Upper Mustang Trek offers a diverse experience, highlighting the desert beauty and ancient Tibetan cultures of Nepal. The 18-day long trek heads north from Jomsom on the far side of the Annapurna Range. A special permit is needed to enter the area and the trek needs to be arranged as a combination tea houses and camping trek. Very few tourists (maybe 1000 a year) make the journey to see this remote part of Nepal. Some of the highlights of the trek include the ancient “Forbidden City” and the ancient monasteries and caves.
To know about more treks in Himalayas you could check the sourced page and use their app to get connected with the trekking groups for your area.