There are plenty of Short trekking trails in Nepal that range from a full day excursion to a few days treks. Kathmandu and Pokhara offer numerous options for Short trekking experience depending upon one’s interests and time limitation.
Short trekking usually takes place at an altitude less than 3000m. Mostly such treks are graded easy to mild moderate and do not have any risk of high altitude sickness. It covers mostly mid-hills, valleys, hill stations, destinations near urban areas. In spite of that, short trekking trails do offer majestic views of the tallest Himalayan peaks and an opportunity to learn about the culture and nature of Nepal.
Nagarkot-Chisapani trek, Sundarijal trek, Dhulikhel-Phulchowki, Kirtipur, Nagarjun trek around Kathmandu and Ghandruk trek, Poonhill, Sirubari, Mardi Himal etc. around Pokhara are popular short trekking destinations in Nepal. Views of Everest, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Himchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri,
Nilgiri, Mardi can be easily captured in such short treks.
So what is the best time for short treks? Though Spring (Mar-May) and Autumn (Sept-Nov) are regarded as the best season, these treks can be done throughout the year, during any season. These treks are easily and quickly accessible and are located very near from the city area.