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Top 5 Beginner-Friendly Treks in Nepal

Nepal is a wonderous place for treks, and likewise, there are plenty of beginner-friendly treks. As the home to the roof of the world, Nepal provides you with various exquisite and rewarding treks.

Bear in mind that trekking is not an easy task. You must have a fit body and some training under your belt. Trekking is supposed to be grueling and rewarding in the end.

But, we don’t let that define us. In Nepal, some treks can be classified as beginner-friendly. It may be because of their short route, gradual climb, lower altitude, etc.

Therefore, we have gathered the top 5 treks that will encourage you to take your first step in trekking. Experience the rewarding sensation without exertion.

1. Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal trek is an 11-day trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. You can bask in the glorious view of the grand Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Manaslu. 

The trail takes you away from the hustle and bustle leading you through a forest of Rhododendron and Juniper. You can also observe the pristine settlements of Tamang and Gurung people, throughout the trek, up to the base of Mardi Himal. 

The maximum altitude of the trek is 4,100 meters. And the best time to trek is March-May and September-November because of the moderate temperature, clear skies, and perfect weather conditions.

Since the altitude increases gradually and the trek is short, beginners have a pleasant time on this trek. 

2. Kathmandu Valley Cultural Trek 

The Kathmandu Valley Cultural trek takes you to some of the most popular hiking destinations in Nepal. Such as Sundarijal, Chisapani, Nagarkot, and Changu Narayan.

The trek offers you the most beautiful rural culture surrounded by majestic mountains stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west to Everest and Kanchenjunga in the east. 

The Kathmandu Valley Cultural Trek is an easy trek with the highest altitude of 2,300 meters. The span of 6 days and easy accessibility makes it perfect, short, and beginner-friendly. 

3. Helambu Trek 

Helambu Trek is one of the best short trekking trails in the Langtang region of Nepal. This trek is considered one of the most diverse treks in terms of both nature and culture. 

Helambu Trek allows trekkers the splendid view of Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, and Dorje Lakpa. With 3,690m Thadepati Pass as the maximum altitude, this trek is also beginner-friendly.

It can be attempted by anyone with a physically fit body and sound health. You should plan your trek in spring or autumn for the best possible experience.

4. Langtang Valley Trek 

Langtang Valley Trek is considered the most rewarding trek in the Langtang region. Also known as Glacier Valley, this trek provides you an exclusive opportunity to experience the Himalayan region located near Kathmandu. 

Some other attractions include the Yala Cheese Factory, Keynjing Gompa – an old Buddhist monastery, the panoramic view of Mt. Langtang Ri, Langsisa, Langtang Himal, and Ganjala Peak. 

Since Tsergo Ri (4,984m) is the maximum altitude covered during the trek, anyone with a moderate physical fitness level can opt for this trek in Nepal. 

Similarly, March-May and September-November are the best months to plan the Langtang Valley Trek. This is an easy, short, and beginner-friendly trek.

5. Tamang Heritage Trail Trek 

Tamang Heritage Trail trek is one of the most popular short treks in the Langtang region. Very suitable for beginners to experience the beauty offered by the Himalayan ranges of Nepal. 

Along with the spectacular view of Ganesh Himal and other peaks, Tatopani is considered another major attraction. Tatopani welcomes you with a relaxing dip in the hot springs believed to have healing powers.

Moderate physical fitness and sound health is plenty to complete this trek. This trek is also beginner-friendly as it embraces the beauty of nature without traveling too far from the capital of Nepal.

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