Short treks are usually a 3 Days Treks in Nepal. This kind of trek is excellent for trekkers who have a short time duration for travel. It is also a very good option if you have a few days left for your international flight back to your country.
If you are a professional trekker and also want something extra besides your adventurous trek, then you can choose a short 3 days trek as well. And 3 days can offer you a lot more than you can expect.
Nepal is a small landlocked country but with a lot of travel options that you can choose from. In fact, 3 days trek in Nepal is also a popular way to explore the country.
For a short 3-days trek in Nepal, it is best if you go to nearby places to trek. Nepal offers a lot of trekking options for soulful trekkers. You can go to nearby places for trekking and enjoy most of it. Each nook and corner of Nepal offer something to explore.
- What to Expect on a 3 Days Trek?
- How Difficult can 3 Days Treks in Nepal be?
- Expenses of 3 Days Treks in Nepal
- Popular 3 Days Treks in Nepal
- Don’t Miss Out On
What to Expect on a 3 Days Trek?
A 3-day trek is a great way to enjoy trekking in Nepal. However, it works best if you visit someplace nice to understand travel properly.
In most of the treks, you will be able to see the stunning mountain views, the lush greenery, and the authentic culture. This duration is enough for you to have a basic understanding of what Nepal has to offer. You can also meet new people, and enjoy a wide range of local cuisines.
3 days is an easier alternative for the trekking destinations that are possible to complete within a short time.
A 3-day trek is not safe or convenient for all kinds of trekking destinations. This is only suitable for easy and nearby destinations.
Some of the treks that fall in this category also include less walking and more driving. Because of the modes of transportation, there are even certain options that are far in distance but is possible within 3 days.
How Difficult can 3 Days Treks in Nepal be?
3-day trek options are usually the kind of treks that fall on the category of ‘Easy’ when it comes to the difficulty level. But there are some moderate level treks that fall in a 3-day trek. So, this is definitely not something that is suitable for all kinds of the trek.
There are a number of treks designed for 3 days. And, as per the time and demand of the trekkers, some longer treks are also possible in 3 days.
The difficulty of the 3 days treks depends on the route, itinerary, and time of the year you plan to trek.
Shorter treks are great for a family that includes children. These are usually relaxing treks and a great way to enjoy a new country.
Expenses of 3 Days Treks in Nepal
Most common modes of transportation are bus and jeeps. The price depends on the distance you travel. Sometimes you might have to include domestic flights which increase the total tour cost.
Transportation is an important factor that increases your expenses. Well, if you choose to take local transportation, these are quite affordable compared to hiring private cars.
Accommodation includes the place you will stay at. Mostly, Nepal is famous for teahouse trekking and the expenses depend on the type of accommodation you go for.
Teahouse trekking accommodation is quite affordable. They are simple and comfortable plus available in the reasonable prices.
You can choose fancy places to stay overnight or you can also choose a standard room with attached bathrooms. The choice is yours and the expense varies accordingly.
Sometimes, the availability might make you opt for the kind of accommodations that you did not ask for. In these cases, advance booking works best.
Personal Expenses can be of two kinds: expense for the trek and expenses during the trek.
Expenses for the trek includes all your necessary gears. For example items like hiking boots, trekking pole, clothing, personal hygiene, toiletries, etc.
Some of the expenses that incur are for souvenirs, facilities, meals, accommodations and so on.
Popular 3 Days Treks in Nepal
Balthali Village Trek
Balthali Village Trek is one of the shortest and the nearest trek from Kathmandu. Balthali village is only 40 km away from Kathmandu and is on the elevation on 1600 km. It doesn’t take much longer to reach there and this trek is possible in 3 days.
Balthali Village is a place for you if you are a nature lover. It is a great place to witness the countryside of Nepal that is closest to the capital.
On the first day, you will go to Dhulikhel from Kathmandu. From here, you will hike for 3 hours towards Namo Buddha, a site that is important for the Buddhist Community. Again, after a 3- hour hike will take you to the beautiful Balthali Village.
On the second day, you will explore Balthali Village. This quick little escape from the busy city life will gift you the incredible view of the Himalayas. The lush forest to Mahabharat range from Pada Gaon is absolutely blissful.
You will make your return on the third day. You will head to Panauti. Panauti is an old Newari village where you can explore many historic temples. Panauti is also one of the most traditional Newar villages that have managed to remain uninfluenced by modernity.
Then you will drive back to Kathmandu.
This 3-day trek will show you the natural beauty, incredible view of mountain range and the lifestyle of local people. This trek is affordable and you can enjoy some of the best accommodation in Nepal.
Ghandruk Trek is another easy option for quick trekking in Annapurna region. It is an easy trek that is possible in 3 days. It is a beautiful trekking destination in the Annapurna region.
It gives you a chance to experience the Gurung ethnic community of Nepal. And the astounding picturesque view of the mountain ranges makes the trek worthwhile.
This trek begins from Pokhara, the city of lakes. On the first day, you will head to Phedi from Pokhara. After trekking for about 5 hours from Phedi, you reach Toalka where you will stay for the night.
On the second day, you will trek for about 4 hours until you reach the Gurung Village of Ghandruk. You will stay overnight at Ghandruk.
On the last day, you will enjoy a gorgeous sunrise where the golden rays of sunlight hit the peaks of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Machhapuchre.
After the heavenly sunrise, you will climb down to Birenthati from Shyauli Bazar. On the way back, you can also explore the Gurung museum.
Then, you will finally reach Nayapul. It will take about 5 – 6 hours drive back to Pokhara from Nayapul.
There is also another route to Ghandruk Village. On the first day, you will trek from Pokhara to Ghandruk. On the second day, you will trek from Ghandruk to Pothana and the last day you will trek back to Pokhara.
However, the first one is easier.
Ghandruk Trek is suitable for trekkers of all age groups. It is also a great trekking package for short family trekking trips.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek includes the route of Magar village and is possible within 3 days. Actually, this is a shortened version of 5 days trek. You can reach the elevation on 3210 m, Poon Hill, in 3 days.
PoonHill is a famous trekking destination for magnificent views of the sunrise over the Himalayas.
The journey begins from Pokhara. From Pokhara, you will drive to Nayapul. From Nayapul, the trek begins.
On the first day, you will reach Nayapul and then trek to Tikhedhunga where you will stay overnight. You will trek early morning after breakfast on the second day.
From Tikhedhunga you will trek to Ghorepani. You will walk past the Ulleri Village and witness the simplicity of Magar community. After reaching Ghorepani, you will stay there overnight.
The third day is where you will walk up to Poonhill. Here you get to see the beautiful panorama of mountains from Annapurna ranges and others like Mt, Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchre and Nilgiri. Then you will come back to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara.
Along the journey, you will enjoy the warm hospitality of locals from the Gurung and Magar community.
About 149 km away from Kathmandu, to the North Eastern side of Nepal, there is a religious short trek to the Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple. Kalinchowk is in the Dolakha District of Nepal and the Bhagwati Mandir is on the elevation of 3790 m.
Kalinchowk Trek is slightly difficult than other treks. Regardless, this famous pilgrimage site is suitable for all age groups. The temple of Kalinchowk Bhagwati is atop a hill from Kuri Village.
On the first day, you head towards Kuri Village form Kathmandu. You can either take a 4-hour drive to Charikot and trek for about 5 – 6 hours to Kuri. Or, you can also drive straight to the Kuri Village which is 150 km away from Kathmandu.
You will stay overnight at Kuri Village. The next day, you will hike up to the hill to reach the Hindu pilgrimage site. The hike is only for about an hour, but it’s best if you start early so that you can enjoy the sunrise.
Atop the hill, you can see the views of mountain ranges of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shanker, etc. The temple is of Hindu goddess Kali.
After coming back down you will stay overnight at Kuri. On the third and last day, you will drive back to Kathmandu. It attracts a lot of local tourists. It is a fascinating trek and can be easily done throughout the year.
Kathmandu Valley Trek
On the first day, you can either choose to explore some of the oldest and most popular temples and cultural heritage sites. Or, choose to do a Sundarijal – Chisapani Trek.
The cultural aspects cover some of the popular cultural heritage sites. Some of them are the Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Pashupatinath Darshan.
On the second day, you will trek to Nagarkot. From Nagarkot, you can see the picturesque mountain ranges of Langtang, Everest, and Kanchenjunga as well.
You will stay at Nagarkot overnight.
On the third and last day, you will take a 3 and half hour trek to Changunarayan. Then, you will come back to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Valley Trek might sound normal but this capital city offers you the richest Nepali culture. You can also devour the authentic taste Newari cuisines. Traveling here is suitable in every season and everyone can visit here.
Don’t Miss Out On
The options are wide and every destination has its own beauty. Amongst all them, you cannot miss out on:
- The best accommodation in the good price of Balthali Village Trek
- The sunrise and sunset of Ghandruk and Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
- The myth of the cultural beliefs of Kalinchowk Trek and the famous yak churpi on the way down to Kuri
- The richness of the ancient history and culture of Kathmandu Valley Trek
You can choose the 3 days treks in Nepal and get the opportunity to explore so much that seems impossible within 3 days.
From the simplicity of the locals to the view of some of the highest mountains. It is a lot affordable too. Shorter treks give you a chance to explore the place with a small budget too.
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