Nepal, the land of the Himalayas, is famous for having the most diverse trekking trails in the world. These diverse trekking trails offers routes that are suitable for every age group, every budget and can be done throughout the year.
These diverse trekking trails not only offers the diverse terrains, natural beauty but also houses people from different ethnic tribes who have their own unique culture and follow different religion. Trekking in Nepal, thus offers you a unique opportunity to trek around some of the highest peaks in the world along with the opportunity to experience Nepal’s unique culture, tradition, customs and it’s numerous festivals.
The varied geographical structure is one of the best features of Nepal. There are plenty of trekking routes available in Nepal. You can choose the right package according to your vacation period. The 10 days trek in Nepal is neither too short nor too long and is just perfect for the adventure seekers.
The 10 days trek in Nepal is designed in such way that any age group can join the package and are budget friendly. Nepal is one of the most affordable trekking destinations. It is suitable and can be done by anyone who can walk around 5-6 hours a day.
Some of the trekking trails will be closed during monsoon and winter season in Nepal to reduce the risk of accident due to landslides and avalanche. But luckily none of the given 10 days trek packages falls in this category and hence, all the routes are open throughout the year. These short packages will not lead you to the higher altitudes and you will be safe in any season you plan to start your trekking trip.
Some recommended trekking Packages
Listed below are some of the best packages available in Nepal if you wish to trek but cannot give more than 10 days. All of these trekking packages can be modified as per your need and time constraints.
Panchase is a beautiful village situated on the south of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. Panchase Trek is an ideal trek for those who want to get the experience of trekking in Nepal without spending much time doing it. It is a short hilly homestay trek with a dazzling series of mountain views.
Starting from Pokhara, the city of lakes, your trek leads you to Panchase. You have the option of choosing to fly or drive from and to Pokhara from Kathmandu.
The trails of Panchase Trek passes through different terrains, beautiful, traditional villages with people from diverse ethnic groups and terrace rice farms. This trek offers you spectacular views of mountains like Mount Annapurna, Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Manaslu, Mount Machhapuchhre, Ganesh Himal, Himchuli and many more.
The trip will take you to an altitude of about 3000m. It is a comfortable trek for people of all ages. The ascending and descending paths of this trek will take you through lush green forests, grasslands, paddy fields and finally to Panchase Bhanjyang, the highest point of this trek. Here, you will be rewarded an awe-inspiring view of the mountains and a picturesque view of lower lands as well.
This trek provides you with spectacular sceneries and can make great postcards and photographs for your family or friends back home.
The best season for this particular trek is Autumn, Spring and winter. This 10-day trek allows you to experience trekking in hills. This trek is great for beginners and for those wishing to get some experience for trekking on higher lands.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sight Seeing
Day 03: Kathmandu-Pokhara.Fly or drive
Day 04: Drive to Khade Khola, trek to Bhumdi
Day 05: Bhumdi-Panchase Bhanjyang
Day 06: Panchase-Bhadure
Day 07: Bhadure-Dhampus via Kare
Day 08: Dhampus-Kirakhore
Day 09: Kirakhor-Hangja-Pokhara
Day 10: Pokhara-Kathmandu
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
An ideal short trek lies in the Annapurna Region and it is none other than the popular 10 days trek Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. It is really appropriate for those who do not have enough time yet wish to experience the Himalaya trek. Every age group can trek here due to its lower elevation and easy trail.
You will be starting your journey with a short drive from Pokhara, the city of lakes. Your actual trek starts by crossing the suspension bridge of Modi Khola. Khola means river in the local language. You will be hiking along the banks of Modi Khola. The trail leads you through several villages of various ethnic communities.
The stone paved trails that joins one village to another is one of the attractions of this trek. You might get a glimpse of Mount Machhapuchhre/Fishtail along the trail which will refresh you and encourage you to follow the route. Then, you trek to Ghorepani, from here you trek to your final destination, Poon hill
Poon hill is the highest point of this trek and from its viewpoint, you will get a 360 degree panoramic views of mountain peaks like, Mount Machhapuchhre (6998m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7939m), Annapurna III (7555m), Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7041m), and Tukuche (6920m).
If you do choose to get up early, you will be rewarded with one of the most beautiful sunrises in the world from Poon Hill. It is the best part of this trek. Poon Hill (3210m) is listed as one of the top 100 places to visit in your lifetime and is known as the “Photographer’s Paradise”.
This short trek will definitely make you fall in love with the natural beauty of the Mountains. This trek provides you with opportunities to mix together with the locals of the nearby villages to better grasp their way of living, traditions, culture. You will definitely be left with memories of the amazing diversity of landscape and ethnicities. So, be ready to experience the best trek with Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.
Day 01: Your arrival to Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu
Day 02: Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 04: One hour drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani.
Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk.
Day 07: Trek down to Birethanti, Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara
Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 09: Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhu, and Kathmandu durbar square).
Day 10: Transfer to Airport
Gosaikunda Helambu Trek
The classical and exciting trekking destination, Gosaikunda Helambu trek is the destination for adventure seekers. This 10 day trek lies in Helambu region and is less crowded than the other trekking destinations in Nepal.
Your trekking journey begins from Sundarijal in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The final destination of this trek is Gosaikunda, a sacred lake revered by both Hindus and Buddhists, lies at the altitude of 4380m.
You will get to explores the ancient villages on the way. Majority of the people in the Helambu region are Sherpas who follow Buddhism. Hence, you will get to see different Buddhist monasteries, prayer flags, chortens along the way.
The trails along the forest will provide you the opportunity to observe exotic animals like Red Panda, Musk Deer, Himalayan Thar and Black Bear. You will also get to enjoy the picturesque scenery of Langtang Lirung, Gaurishankar, Yala Peak and others during this trek.
The mesmerizing view of tiny lakes will make your trek more exciting. During winter, all the lakes will be frozen which makes for an interesting and unique view of this region. Helambu is well-known for its sweet apples and so you will find apple farms along this trek as well.
This trek follows through diverse terrain giving you a unique opportunity to experience hiking in the hilly or temperate region and trekking up in the mountains or alpine regions of Nepal. You will get opportunities to climb some small peaks in this trek.
If you are a person who loves to embrace the nature and is always enthusiastic to achieve new knowledge and experience, then Gosaikunda Helambu Trek is the best option for you.
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche
Day 03: Trek from Dhunche to Syabru Gaon
Day 04: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa or Chandan Bari
Day 05: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda via Lauribinayak La
Day 06: Trek from Gosaikunda to Ghopte
Day 07: Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang
Day 08: Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani
Day 09: Conclude trek at Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu
Day 10: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.
Tengboche Monastery Trek
Another option for the 10 days trek in Nepal is Tengboche Monastery Trek. It is a popular short trek in Everest Region and the halfway trek of Everest Base Camp Trek.
Experiencing the adventures of Himalayan lifestyle and the mesmerizing views of some of the world’s highest peaks are the main highlights of this trek.
Your journey begins with a short but adventurous 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is the starting point of your actual trek. The trekking trail from Lukla will lead you to Namche bazar. On the way you cross through different settlements, lush forests of birch and rhododendron, Dudh Koshi River and many more scenic views
Due to the high altitude, there will be an acclimatization day at Namche Bazar. This is to prevent any unnecessary exhaustion and also as a precaution against High Altitude Sickness. You will have the option to take a day hike on this day to Kunde and Khumjung. Exploring the periphery of Namche Bazaar will give you the experience of Sherpa lifestyle, culture and tradition.
You will reach your final destination Tengboche Monastery (3870 m), the largest monastery in Everest region, on the other day of acclimatization. Stunning panoramic view of about 20 snow covered mountains like Mount Everest, Mount Tawache, Mount Nuptse, Mount Lhotse, Mount Ama Dablam, and Mount Thamserku is what you will be rewarded with when you reach here. The overwhelming scenery of downhills, full of green forest can be observed from the viewpoint of the monastery. In the spring season, the forest in the downhill will be covered with flowers of rhododendron.
Everest region is one of the best places to trek. It is full of natural beauty and gives you the experience of mountain lifestyle and the unique culture and warm hospitality of Sherpa people.
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and then Trek to Phakding
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar or day hike to Kunde and Khumjung villages.
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche monastery
Day 07: Trek to Namche and continue to Monjo
Day 08: Trek back to Lukla airport.
Day 09: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 10: Transfer to international Airport for next destination.
Tips for 10 Days Trek in Nepal
10-days trek in Nepal is the most reliable trek for those who want to spend 10 days of their holiday trekking in Nepal. You should be prepared and plan according to the weather condition of the time you decide to do your trek.
Here are some tips that you should know before starting your trek.
Booking your trekking package in advance will make everything easier to prepare and increase chances of getting the most service from travel agencies.
Starting your trek early in the morning
Every day, you should start your trek early in the morning to avoid the midday sun and windy environment of the mountains. Starting your trek late may make you late for arrival to your next destination which may be problematic.
Hiring a Professional Guide and Getting a Porter
It is always better to trek with a guide than trekking on your own. A professional and experienced guide will improve your overall experience of the trek as she/he can give you in depth information of the trails, local community, local fauna, climate, weather, tea houses, rest stops. There is also very low chance of you getting lost on the trails.
Hiring a porter to carry your luggage is also recommended. It is an entire 10 days package so you have to pack for the 10 days and your backpack may get heavy to carry it on your own. This also allows you to travel lightly so that you can comfortably enjoy the path that you are on.
Hydrating your body
While trekking, hydrating your body continuously will make you walk more. Staying hydrated prevents you from being fatigued and energizes your body. It is necessary to drink plenty of water as you get to higher altitudes as you will be getting dehydrated at a faster pace.
Packing backpack with all the necessary items
Your backpack is the home for you on your trekking journey. All the things that you need in your 10 days trek should be included in your backpack. Your backpack should include clothing, toiletries, and other important accessories.
- Hiking t-shirts or shirts
- Fleece, Windproof Jacket
- Waterproof Jacket
- Hiking underwears
- Lightweight hiking pants
- Warm Trousers
- Waterproof pants of breathable fabric
Head, Foot, and Handwear
- UV Sunglasses
- Sun hat or scarf
- Thin, lightweight socks
- Hiking shoes
- Hiking slippers
- Lightweight gloves
Personal Hygienic Products and Toiletries
- Sunscreen cream
- Hair brush / comb
- lip balm
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Quick dry hand towel
- Toilet paper and tissues
- Antibacterial hand wash
- Wet wipes
- Female hygiene products ( in case you get a period)
- Trekking Poles
- Sleeping bag
- Rucksack Bag
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Water bottles
- Some plastic bags (to keep your things dry)
- Camera and extra batteries
- Trail map and trekking guidebook
Trekking will be interesting if you have preplanning. Choosing the best trekking package is one of the key tasks while you plan for you trek. If you are trekking for the first time, the 10 days trek package will definitely be suitable for you. The trails in this package are not tough and you can modify your trekking experience while you are on the trek by adding up hikes nearby your trekking trails.
Above mentioned 10 days trekking packages of the different regions of Nepal gives you different experiences of trekking. You will be mesmerized by the natural beauty as well as the unique lifestyle, culture and tradition of the different regions of Nepal.
Nepal has good weather conditions for trekking and travelling. Hence, you don’t need to synchronize your holidays with the perfect weather conditions of the country. The above mentioned 10 days trekking packages are available in every season. The best recommended months are autumn (September, October, and November) and spring (March, April, and May). These are the best season to explore nature in its full glory and beauty.
The 10 days trekking packages are waiting for you to come and grab it to make lifelong memories.