Trekking is one of the best ways to experience nature, whilst discovering the culture of a land. If you are considering easy treks in Nepal, it is likely that you are a beginner to trekking. It is important that you need to understand that an easy trek will also require a certain amount of fitness and stamina.
Hiking or trekking requires exertion. And so, if you are not used to regular exercise, it would be wise to include it to your daily routine several months before you plan your trek in Nepal. There are numerous easy treks for you to consider in Nepal, and you should choose those that suit your interests and fitness.
Choosing an Easy Trek
When you ask a travel agent or trip organizer about easy treks in Nepal, they will tell you that there are many factors that determine the difficulty level of a hike. Merely the length of the trek will not indicate how difficult it will be. Factors such as altitude, slope and distance will also play a vital role in helping you choose a trek that is just right for you.
The Balthali Village Trek
Ideally, an easy trek is not too long, nor too steep. It will also not be at a very high altitude. Fortunately for beginners, there are many easy treks for you to consider in Nepal. The Balthali Village trek is only for three days. It takes hikers to the edge of the beautiful Kathmandu Valley. You can expect to walk only for about three or four hours every day. You will hike past Buddhist stupas, terraced fields, and homesteads.
Trek to Ghandruk Village
If it is the Annapurna that you have your heart set on, you may like to go on a trek to Ghandruk village. An hour’s drive from Pokhara, the trailhead to Ghandruk begins at Phedi. You can expect to hike for three to four hours every day. The hike can take about three to four days. It is important that you set a pace that you would enjoy. You will hike through the lower Annapurna and through friendly villages. The trek offers spectacular views of beautiful mountains including the Machapuchare and Hiunchuli.
Trek to Edmund Hillary’s Favorite Peak
It is said that the Pikey Peak offered Edmund Hillary’s favorite view of the Mount Everest. If you are looking for a beginner’s trek but want to catch more than a glimpse of the world’s highest peak, then the trek to Pikey Peak is for you. The seven day trek requires hikers to trek for four to nine hours every day. The trek will take you from Dhap to Phaplu, past stupas and gompas, and apple orchards. At the peak you will have a clear view of Mount Everest and from the Annapurna to Kanchenjunga.