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Top 10 Budget Treks In Nepal

Author: Saroj Rana
by Saroj Rana
Posted: Feb 28, 2020
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Nepal Budget trek is an idle program for the traveler who wishes and willing to seek destinations with a limited budget. To simply put it is a commercial business where many trekkers all around the world who love to seek many destinations with their limited amount of budget. The budget trek is being more popular and familiars for the last two years in Nepal.

Here are some of the popular budget treks in Nepal:

1. Panchase Trek

Panchase trek - 4 Days is a beautiful short and soft camping trekking route around Pokhara, Nepal. It lies in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This is a pleasant trek in Nepal which starts and ends in the attractive ‘City of Lakes’ Pokhara. The uppermost point of Panchase trekking is about 2500m above sea level.

The trek starts in a unique style with a boat tour across Lake Phewa taking you to the starting point of the trek with an unforgettable closer view of the Himalayas, unbeatable Landscapes, total wilderness experience and natural heritage site with the peaceful environment.

The Panchase Hill (2,500 m) is often considered to be the best viewpoint. From Panchase, you will get to witness the enormous Himalayan peaks of Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung, Gangapurna, and Manaslu. The forests in the Panchase area are very diverse, and much of it is classified as a protected forest consisting of a large number of orchid species at over 100 and rhododendron forest. Panchase is actually one of the hill stations in the Annapurna Region and also a religious site for Hindu People as well for other trekkers. You can see a remarkable sunrise over the snowy Himalayan peaks which will make your trek worthwhile.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Boat across Fewa Lake and trek to Bumdi - Altitude: 1,520 m./ 4,986 ft | Trek: 3hrs | Meal: LD

Day 02: Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang - Altitude: 2,065 m./ 6,774 ft | Trek: 4hrs | Meal: BLD

Day 03: Trek to Bhadaure. Altitude: 1,670 m./ 5,479 ft | Trek: 3 hrs | Meal: BLD

Day 04: Trek to Naudanda - Trek: 2hrs | Drive back to Pokhara | Meal: BL

2. Tamang Heritage Trek

Tamang Heritage trek offers a rich culture and tradition of Tamang, beautiful Mountains and adventurous trekking experience. Entering to the Tamang hamlets let you experience the isolated lifestyle rituals, festivals, Tibetan culture, unique architecture, costumes and the local Syabru dance with a background of charming mountains. Explore the ancient Gompas, Buddhist prayer rocks engraved with sacred mantras and colorful prayer flags that mystify the Himalayan habitat of Tamang.

Tamang is an ethnic group hugely settled in the lap of Langtang range, considered to be migrated from Burma via Tibet during the 7th/8th centuries. Etymologically, Tamang originates from two words in the Tibetan language: "Ta" means Horse and "Mang" means Warrior. The warm hospitality of Briddim and joining with the host family, savoring local cuisine will make your trip awesome.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01 Arrival day in Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)

Day 02 Drive to Syabrubesi (Altitude: 1,420m/4,658ft Drive: 8/9 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Day 03 Trek to Gatlang (Altitude: 2238m/7342ft Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Day 04 Trek to Tatopani (Altitude: 2380m/7808ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Day 05 Trek to Thuman (Altitude: 2238m/7342ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Day 06 Trek to Briddim (Altitude: 2239m/7345ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Day 07 Trek to Syabrubesi (Altitude: 1460m/4790ft. Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Day 08 Drive to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350m/4428ft. Trek 8-9 hrs. Meal: BD)

3. Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal trekking trail takes trekkers to the base camp of Mardi Himal offering an extraordinary view of the majestic Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Manaslu. It also offers to breathe taking a view of blue glaciers of the Annapurna sanctuary. The location lies east of the Annapurna Base Camp in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This, off the beaten trail, takes the trekkers away from the other busy trail through the forest of Rhododendron and Juniper and the pristine little settlements of Tamang and Gurung people, all the way up to the base of Mardi Himal. Camping every night, sleeping under the stars and the mighty Himalayas offer the utmost adventure to the trekkers. 4,500m is the maximum altitude achieved during this trek.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Kande and trek to Deurali - Altitude: 2200m | Trek: 4hrs | Meal LD

Day 02: Trek to Forest Camp - Altitude: 2,600m | Trek: 5-6 hours | Meal: BLD

Day 03: Trek to High Camp - Altitude: 3,150m | Trek: 5-6 hours | Meal: BLD

Day 04: Trek to Mardi Himal Base Camp - Altitude: 4500m | Trek to Low Camp - Altitude: 2,900m | Trek: 5-6 hours | Meal: BLD

Day 05: Trek to Siding village - Altitude: 1,750m) | Trek: 6 hours | Meal: BLD

Day 06: Trek to Lumiere and drive to Pokhara | Trek: 3 hours | Drive: 2 hours | Meal: B

4. Kalinchowk Trek

A Kalinchowk Trek is a short excursion trek in the hilltop viewing splendid Mt. Gaurishankar, Melungste, Langtang, Ganesh Himal and many more.

If you have a short time and want some challenging hike, Kalinchowk trek would be a perfect one. Only three days trek to Kalinchowk would be amazing that starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Eastern Nepal at Charikot. Enjoy the tremendous landscape, mountains, loving locals and culture. An arduous ascent in clear weather will offer a breathtaking view of snow-capped peaks including Mt. Gaurishankar, Mt. Langtang, Melungste in the north with the pleasing sound from springs is really a great achievement.

Kalinchowk is named after the hilltop shrine Kali- the Hindu Goddess and a symbol of Power. From here, two giant rivers: Sunkoshi and Tamakoshi get originates. At the top, the shrine Kalinchowk Bhagawati resides facing south with a background of beautiful mountains and surrounded by metal Trident and Bells. Standing at the top after an arduous walk becomes worthwhile while enjoying the heavenly views.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel (Altitude: 1,300m/4,264 ft. Meal: Dinner)

Day 02: Drive to Charikot in a Public Bus following Bhotekoshi River (Altitude: 1554 m/ 51328 ft. Drive: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Day 03: Drive to Kuri in a Local Sharing Jeep OR, Trek to Kuri (Trek: 6/7 hrs. if drive: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Day 04: Excursion to Kalinchowk Bhagawati and back to Kuri; Drive or trek back to Charikot (Altitude: 3790 m/ 12507 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. if drive: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Day 05: Morning short drive/walk to Dolakha Bhimsen temple, and drive to Kathmandu in a Public Bus (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Drive: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Day 06: Departure (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B)

5. PoonHill Trek

Poon Hill Trek is the most spectacular short trek in the Annapurna region. Poon Hill is perfectly positioned, 3,200 m hill with close up view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. The sweeping view of the Kali Gandaki valley wedged between two 8,000 m peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri makes Poon hill the most surreal trek. This short trek is also culturally rich with villages of ‘Pun Magar’ and Gurungs full of legends of famous Gorkha warriors. This is the most rewarding short trek in Nepal with easy access from Pokhara.

Outline Itinerary

DAY 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga - Altitude: 1,600M | Drive: 2hr | Trek: 4/5 hr | Meal: LD

DAY 02: Trek to Ghorepani - Altitude: 2,800 M | Trek: 6 hrs | Meal: BLD

DAY 03: Short hike to Poon Hill - Altitude: 3,210 m and Trek to Tadapani - Altitude: 2630 m | Trek: 5/6 hr | Meal: BLD

DAY 04: Short walk to Ghandruk - Altitude:1,940 | Trek: 3 hr | Meal: BLD

DAY 05: Trek down to Nayapul - Trek: 5 Hrs & Drive back to Pokhara | Meal: BL

6. Langtang Trek

Langtang Trek 8 Days is basically the Langtang base camp trek design for the people with a limited budget. People who do not have enough time can make Langtang base camp trek in eight days. In Langtang trek, we climb through a wild forest of hemlocks, oaks, maples, and rhododendrons. View of prayer flags, beautiful fields of buckwheat, potato and barley, yak pastures, traditional stones, and wood houses are the main highlights of this trek.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel - Altitude: 1,400 m) | Meal: Dinner

Day 02: Kathmandu to SyabruBesi - Altitude: 1,420m/4,658ft | Drive: 8/9 hrs. | Meal: BLD

Day 03: SyabruBesi to Lama Hotel - Altitude: 2340m/7,675ft. | Trek: 5-6 hrs. | Meal: BLD

Day 04: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village - Altitude: 3,480m/11,415ft. | Trek: 5-6 hrs. | Meal: BLD

Day 05: Langtang Village to Kyanjin - Altitude: 3,870m/12,697ft. | Trek: 3-4 hrs. | Meal: BLD

Day 06: Trek back to Lama hotel - Altitude: 2340m/7,675ft. | Trek: 6-7 hrs. | Meal: BLD

Day 07: Trek from Lama Hotel to SyabruBesi and drive back to Kathmandu - Altitude: 1,420m/4,658ft | Drive: 8/9 hrs. | Meal: BLD

Day 08: Transfer to the International Airport for your Final Flight Departure. | Meal: B

7. Short Sikles Trek

Sikles Trek- a perfect trip to explore the pristine lifestyle of Gurung villagers in the exotic landscape facing Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Annapurna, and Mt. Lamjung.

Sikles Trek takes you to a beautiful village settled by the Gurung flourishes unique traditional lifestyle and culture. The trail newly developed and takes you to the untouched mountain village lying in the shadow of Annapurna and Lamjung mountains. You will follow the narrow lanes flanked by the stones and entered to ribbon type traditionally built village of Gurung. You will encounter the well preserved Gurung culture and a traditional way of making handicrafts along with ancient water-driven flour mill.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive to Pokhara, (Altitude: 823 m/2710 ft. Drive: 5/6 hrs. Meal: Breakfast)

Day 02: Drive to Bijaypur, trek to Kalikasthan [Altitude: 1370 m/4496 ft.; Drive: 1 hour; Trek: around 5 hours; Meal: BLD]

Day 03: Trek Kalikasthan to Lamachour [Trek: around 5 hours; Meal: BLD]

Day 04: Trek Lamachour to Sikles-O/N at Mt. Lodge (Trek: around 5 hours; Meal: BLD)

Day 05: Full day explore around Sikles

Day 06: Trek Sikles to Bhaisikharka

Day 07: Trek Bhaisikharka to Ghale Gaon

Day 08: Trek Ghale Gaon to Khudi/Besisahar

Day 09: Drive Besisahar to Pokhara

8. Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

A short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the best way to enjoy the breathtaking view Annapurna region, most of which are over 6000 meters with the entrance of narrow valley between the peaks of Hiunchuli (6441m) and Machapuchhre (6993 m), where run-off from glaciers drain into Modi Khola River. The unique combination of heights and depths on the 5-day trek into the Annapurna Sanctuary gives rise to an extraordinary variety of ecosystems. Every moment the trek rewards with the worthwhile watch. It may be culture, landscapes or pleasant weather. Annapurna Conservation Area Project has the lead role in preserving the flora, fauna, wildlife, and the fragile nature of the region. The conserved area includes both the Base Camps Macchapucchre and Annapurna. The trek in the region is also particularly popular because the trial also takes you the famous trekking peaks of Nepal including Tent Peak, Fluted Peak, and Hiunchuli.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Siwai Via Nayapul Pokhara - Drive: 2 hrs | Trek to Chhomrong village | Trek: 7 hrs | Meal: LD

Day 02: Trek from Chhomrong to Himalayan - Altitude: 2920m | Trek: 8 Hrs | Meal: BLD

Day 03: Trek from Himalayan to Annapurna base camp (Altitude: 4130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp - Altitude: 3720m | Trek: 6/ 7 hrs | Meal: BLD

Day 04: Trek from ABC to Sinuwa - Altitude: 2,250 m | Trek: 6/7 hrs | Meal: BLD

Day 05: Trek from Sinuwa to Siwai - Altitude: 1800m | Trek:2 hrs then drive to Nayapul and Pokhara | Drive: 2 hr | Meal: BL

9. Ghandruk Trek

Trek into one of the popular destinations in the Annapurna region, Ghandruk. The beautiful village of Ghandruk is located in western Nepal and inhabited by the Gurung community. A spectacular panorama of the Himalayas in the Annapurna can be spotted from Ghandruk such as Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre. The trek is ideal for anyone who is looking into shorter hikes around Pokhara with easy trekking trails and no difficult ascends/descends.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Nayapul, trek to Ulleri (2100m), flight 25min, drive 2hrs, trek 5hrs:

Day 02: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2800m), walking 5 hours:

Day 03: Hike Poonhill, trek Ghorepani to Ghandruk (2,200m), walking 7 hours:

Day 04: Trek from Ghandruk (2200m) to Pothana (2200m), walking 6 hours:

Day 05: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus (1900m), walking 5 hours:

10. Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Rapid Everest Trek 7 days Trekking Package is specially designed for people with a limited time frame, you will see the wonderful views of the Mt.Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and many other snow peaks. We trek till Syanboche and From Syanboche we can observe the beautiful views of Khumjung and Khunde village. Khumjung (3,780m) is the largest village in Khumbu that presents you wonderful mountain views. There is an impressive Gompa in Khumjung village from where we can view Ama Dablam, the rocky pyramid of Thamserku and the crags of Khumbila.

The Khunde village (3,840m) is famous for Khunde Chamkang, a Buddhist temple. Inside the temple is a statue of thousand-armed Avalokitesvara, the Tibetan God of compassion, who is represented on earth by the Dalai Lama. The popular Namche Bazaar, the capital city of the Sherpas, is also the main attraction of this trek. The 'Saturday Market' at the bottom of Namche is interesting for tourists to get a chance to socialize and shopping.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m) and transfer to the hotel

Day 02: Rest and trekking preparation

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m) and start trekking and stay overnight at Monjo(2,840m)

Day 04: Trek from Monjo to Namche (3,420m)

Day 05: About one hour walk up to syanboche (3,790m) Trek down to Lukla

Day 06: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu and rest.

Day 07: Transfer to the International Airport for your Final Flight Departure.

I hope this Information regarding Top 10 Budget Treks In Nepal gives you useful insights on how to prepare oneself and choose the appropriate trek to the beautiful, magnificent and aspiring regions. So, you need not worry as all the above-mentioned treks are unique and adventurous in their own right and no matter which you choose you will have the best experience. So, you can rest assured, relax and there's no way you are not going to have a wonderful time.

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