12 Best Easy Treks in Nepal for Beginners and Families
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12 Best Easy Treks in Nepal for Beginners and Families

Nepal is the best destination for trekking for individuals who love adventurous as well as for families who want to make wholesome memories. Since there are plenty of naturally beautiful and trekking worthy locations all over Nepal, authorities have been making the perfect use of these places by facilitating trekking activities. Though you may want to trek with your family, sometimes, the difficult trails make it impossible. 

In this article, we have come up with 12 best and easy treks in Nepal that are suitable not only for beginners but also for families. Make sure to read till the end of this article to know more!

a) Everest View Trek

(Evening colored view of Mount Everest)

The Everest view trek is one of the easiest, yet one of the best treks anyone can go to. Whether you are a beginner or are looking to go with your family, this trek is definitely one you should keep in your bucket list. Moreover, you will also get the chance to come close to Mount Everest. Trekkers can also enjoy the view of Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Nuptse during the Everest View Trek

Additionally, the maximum altitude of the trek is 3875 m, which is attainable by any age group. The Everest view trek is likely to last for a week, which is seven days. Accommodations during the trek include hotels and guesthouses. 

The best time to go on the Everest View Trek is during the spring and autumn season. The beautiful views of the mountains are accentuated as the sky is mostly clear. You will be able to discover the best of flora and fauna during this time of the year. Similarly, autumn is another best time to go on the trek because of the favorable weather. 

b) Annapurna Panorama Trek

Annapurna Panorama Trek is the alternative trip for the Annapurna base camp trek and it is the trek that every nature lover should go to. You won’t be missing the ever enchanting glimpse of Mount Annapurna during this trek. On your way, you will be going through panoramic landscapes, snow-capped mountain views, rhododendron forests, as well as an experience with the flagstone steps which are a part of the trek trail. 

(Mount Annapurna)

The maximum point of the trek is 3210 m, which is not as high as the most difficult treks are. Similarly, it will take you around 10 days to complete this trek. Finding a properly accommodating place is not a chore when you’re on this trek because trekking in the area is very famous. You will easily find a place that is also suitable for children. 

The best time to go on the trek is in spring and autumn. Not only is the weather favorable during these seasons, the floral and green parts of the region are just at its peak beauty, especially during spring. The trails aren’t much difficult to go through either as there is no rain and clouds during both spring and autumn. 

c) Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek is both easy and fascinating at the same time.The trek’s major attraction are the alluring landscapes, captivating mountains, traditional Tamang villages, a wide range of both flora and fauna, a view of the Langtang glacier, Buddhist monasteries, and the famous Langtang cheese factory. 

(View of langtang Valley)

As for the elevation, if you climb the Yala Peak, you will reach a maximum of 5500m. The accommodation during your Langtang Valley Trek is going to be small guest houses and tea houses. The trek is going to take you around a week to complete. 

The best time for the trek to Langtang Valley is during spring and autumn. The sky is clear, and the weather is moderate as well. You won’t have to suffer from extreme heat or cold during these seasons. Similarly, the crowd of trekkers is just as perfect for the company of a beginner trekker or families. 

d) Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

A walking holiday in Nepal is never complete without the Ghorepani Poonhill trek. This trek consists of beautiful panoramic scenarios of the mountains and the green landscapes. You will also be able to come close to the traditional lifestyle of the people living in the villages you will come through on your way. The trail is not difficult and is, in fact, one of the easiest ones in this list. 

(Poonhill Viewpoint)

You can finish this trek within three days. The maximum elevation of the trek is 3210 m above sea level. Trekkers have it easy while finding a place for accommodation, as there are plenty of teahouses and guesthouses in between the trails. There are just as many spots where you can stop between your trek. 

The best time to go to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is during spring. The weather is pleasant. And, you will see blooms on the plants and flowers on the trails as well. Further, you won’t have to suffer from bitter monsoon rain, which makes it difficult to walk the paths. There is no need for trekkers to either dress up heavily or too lightly during the season either. 

e) Ghandruk Trek

Ghandruk trek in Pokhara is one of the most famous treks that beginners, whether they are foreigners or Nepalese people, have been enjoying for several years. Trekking along the trails of the Ghandruk gives you the sight of the most famous peaks in Pokhara, Mount Annapurna and Mount Fishtail. You can also get the perfect sunset view from between the mountain tops during this trek. 

( View of village in Ghandruk)

The maximum altitude you will reach on the Ghandruk trek is 1940 meters. Additionally, you will finish your trek within four days. Trekkers tend to stay overnight in the teahouses that are present with few gaps in between the trails. 

You can best enjoy your trek to Ghandruk between spring and at the beginning of autumn season. Spring serves as the most favorable season because of the clear sky with no rain, and moderate temperature. It might get too cold after autumn, which is also why one should opt to go earlier for the trek. 

f) Balthali Village Trek

If you don’t want to go too far from the capital city for a trek, you can simply go to Balthali Village trek. Though the village is not far from the city, you will get to enjoy the view of mountains and greenery.You get the best of two worlds because there is a good blend of Newari and Tamang culture due to the residence of the people in the tribes area. Trekkers also get the chance to worship Lord Buddha in the sacred land of Namo Buddha. 

The Balthali Village Trek will finish within 3 days. You will reach a maximum elevation of 1440m during the trek. That is when you reach Namo Buddha. There are a plentiful amount of guesthouses in the area. 

Spring and autumn are the best times of the year to go on the Balthali Village trek. During both the seasons, the weather is favorable for the trekkers. You will be comfortable with the perfect amount of clothes being, which is neither too heavy nor too light. If you are a beginner or going to the trek with your family, any other season besides spring and autumn will prove to be troublesome. 

g) Helambu Trek

(Mt Langtang Lirung)

Helambu trek is famous for the scenic view of Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shankar, and Langtang Lirung. Rhododendron forests, pine trees, and green landscapes are some other major attractions for trekkers. Trekkers will also come close to the Tamang and Sherpa lifestyle of the people living in the village along the trail of Helambu trek. Some places you will visit on the trek are Chisapani, Shivapuri National Park, Melamchi Village, Magen Goth, Tharepati, Tarke Gyang, and Sarmanthang. 

Tharepati is the highest point at 2,295m. You will find proper guesthouses to stay in during the trek. And, the Helambu trek will last till 5 days in total. The best time to go for the trek is in spring. There isn’t anything to complain about, including the weather or the trails. 

h) Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

The Tamang Heritage Trail is a close trekking trail from the Kathmandu Valley. The area of the trek is dominated by Tamang people. The mountains are the best part of the trek, as you don’t even have to go too far from the city to capture the view of Tibet Peak, Paldor Peak, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang II. Another major attraction of the trek is Parvati Kunda Lake and some Buddhist monasteries. 

(Tamang Heritage Trial)

The trek will end within 10 days. You will reach a maximum elevation of 2,295m in the Tamang Heritage Trail Trek. And trekkers get to stay in traditional Tamang style homes that are called homestays around the area. 

As for the best season, you can go during the spring. Like any other trekking trails, the Tamang Heritage Trail trek is also at its best element during the season. You get the best view of the mountains from atop because of the clear sky as well. 

i) Jomsom Muktinath Trek

The Jomsom Muktinath trek not only has significance adventurously but also religiously. Your trek will start from Jomsom. Trekkers will also walk through the Kali Gandaki gorge. You will get the splendid view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains while also going to the monastery village of Kagbeni. Muktinath temple is what attracts pilgrims as well as trekkers. 

(Muktinath Temple)

The trek will end around 6 days. And, you will reach a maximum elevation of 2,720 m during the Jomsom Muktinath trek. There are many hotels and lodges, increasing accommodation comfort among the visitors. The best time to go on this trek is during spring and autumn. During these seasons, you get the perfect view of the mountains and don’t have to suffer from rainfall either. The sky along with the trails are clear as can be. 

j. Nagarkot- Changunarayan Trek

Nagarkot- Changunarayan trek combines both natural beauty away from the city as well as the religious significance that the oldest temple in the Kathmandu Valley holds. You will get to experience the traditional lifestyle of the residents here while also being able to cherish the beautiful mountains from the top of Nagarkot. 

The maximum elevation of the trek is 2195 meters, with the entire trek completing within 4 to 5 hours. You will also find many hotels as per your choice during the trek. And, the best season to go here is during spring because of the clear skies, pleasant weather, and fewer chances of rainfall. You can also see the view of the surroundings better during this season. 

(Mt Everest View from Nagarkot)

k. Chandragiri Day Trek

Chandragiri day trek includes trekking to Champa Devi temple and Bhasmasur Hill. The trek is one of the most popular treks that can take place in Kathmandu Valley itself. You can complete the trek within a day in 4 to 5 hours, with the highest elevation being 2551 m. 

The best time to go for the Chandragiri Day trek is spring and autumn as the temperature is moderate. You also get the chance to see the beautiful view of the city without any blurriness in the sky during these seasons. 

l. Phulchowki Day Trek

Phulchowki day trek finishes in a single day within 3 hours. The best part about this trek is the beautiful mountains. It is also one of the few places in Kathmandu Valley that gets to see snowfall during the winter. Hence, it is best to go here not only during spring but also during winter if you want to enjoy snowfall, although trekking might not be as convenient. 

Furthermore, the highest point of the Phulchowki Day trek is 2789 m. And, since the trek ends within a day, you won’t need a place to stay, as you can return to your hotel soon after. 


The aforementioned trekking destinations will mark up to your expectations of the perfect trekking adventure. These locations will not have you miss out just because you are a beginner, and you can get the fullest enjoyment and adventure with the least possible difficulty.  

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