Short trek to hill stations or high mountains is best suited for travelers with time limitation to trek long distances. It has all the aspects of a long trek like forests, rivers, streams, waterfalls, valleys, traditional villages, mountain cliffs and diverse flora and faunas compacted within a short duration. Short treks range from 3 to 10 days walking for up to 4-6 hours daily and it does not require any trekking experience. So, it is suitable for all age groups of people, especially for family vacations. These treks can also be extended or conjoined with other short treks or added to a long trek.
Short trekking routes are also facilitated with tea houses, guest houses, and lodges. Sikles Short Trek and Panchase Trek are the popular short trekking destinations near Pokhara. Rooms are cozy with comfortable beds and minimum furniture. Some places even have the home stay services that make the visitors feel homely with food cooked by mother, and lovingly call them ‘aama’. The common food around the villages of Nepal is dal-bhat, a traditional dish of cooked rice with lentil soup along with various seasonal vegetables and pickles or sometimes meat as desired. However, other dishes including western food can also be found in the menu in some lodges of popular trekking routes.
The short treks are special to people with busy schedules. It only takes a few days to gain the momentum of the village life of Nepal and feel the energy of nature. Within the short span of time, visitors are awed by the culture of the locals in the villages and the great views from the mountains. Although mountain life is difficult, it is purely blissful. Every morning there is a great view of the sunrise and snow-capped Himalayan range. The sunset also gives wonderful hues to the sky and the surrounding is so peaceful as if the time stayed still in that moment.
The Himalayan Monks team has filtered out the best of the short treks in various regions of Nepal. Each of these treks is a package of a wonderful journey through the mountain trails, beaten path of forest and across rivers and waterfalls. The mountain edge gives wonderful views of the Himalayan mountains and lush valleys below. These short treks are easy and give an opportunity to experience the life of a Nepali outside the towns and cities. These packages can also be customized to favor time constraints or extended to further indulge with the serene nature of the mountains.