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Short and quick trip to Himalayas in a week or less

Trek and tour in the Himalayas are often thought tough and time consuming. Long tedious drive between cities and lonesome several days walks of foothills to get to scenic Himalayan destinations are now a thing of past. With extension of road and reliable flight connections between cities and remote towns, best part of the Himalayan tours and treks could be planned in less than weeks. A trip to Himalayas could be planned for few days over your weekend holiday.
Trekking in Langtang valley Nepal
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It is a good news for those short in time that a week is more than enough for a beautiful trek and tour in the Himalayas. If you are in Asian cities, just take a few days over your weekend holiday and you can be in real Himalayan territories trekking or just relaxing in a tranquil resort in the mountain with Himalayas looming at a distance.

Things you can do in less than a week in Nepal and Himalayas

3 nights 4 days Bhutan tour

You can directly fly to Paro, Bhutan from many cities like Bangkok, Singapore, Dhaka, Delhi and Kathmandu. Within 3 nights and 4 days, you can visit Thimphu and Paro, the two most popular cities of Bhutan. One can visit Simtokha Dzong - the oldest fortress of Bhutan, Tashichho Dzong – the main secretariat building of Thimphu and hike to Tiger’s nest (Takstang monastery) along with many other sites of cultural and historical importance.

3 nights 4 days Lhasa tour

Similarly Lhasa the cultural and religious center of Tibet is also connected by flights with outside world via Kunming, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Kathmandu. 2 nights 3 days tour is the best way to visit Lhasa. The major sites covered in 4 days are Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. With couple of additional days, one can explore the scenic country side of Yamdrok Tso (Scorpion Lake), Karo La glacier and the monuments of Gyantse and Shigatse.

Kathmandu and Pokhara tour – 4 nights 5 days

Kathmandu and Pokhara are the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. While Kathmandu is the cultural center of the country, Pokhara is known as natural capital of Nepal. Depending upon your flight time arrival, Kathmandu and Pokhara tour could be planned in as less as in 4 days. Kathmandu is well connected by flights with Pokhara. Activities like sightseeing of UNESCO Heritage of Kathmandu, hiking and sunrise view of the Himalayas and Everest sightseeing flight could be planned to guarantee the cultural immersion tour and awe-inspiring Himalayan view.

Ghorepani / Poon Hill Trek – 4 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Ghorepani is the most popular short trek destination in Nepal. The view from Poon Hill is one of the best scenery in the whole world. One can see over a dozen of snow peaks including the three peaks (Dhaulagiri – 8,167 m / 7th highest, Annapurna I – 8,091 m / 10th highest and Manaslu – 8,163m / 8th highest) among the top ten highest in the world.

The trek could be started after a short drive from Pokhara airport, on the same day you fly to Pokhara. Next day you will be at Ghorepani village. On the fourth day, drive back to Pokhara from the trekking trail head and fly back to Kathmandu. This short and quick trek is altitude wise safe as the highest point trekkers reach is 3,200 m at Poon Hill.

Kathmandu valley tour and trek

Kathmandu valley has got amazing combination of ancient history, culture and Himalayan scenery. A short 3 days trek around Kathmandu valley could be planned combined with cultural sightseeing. There is also the Everest sightseeing flight. This one hour flight in the morning is the best way to see Mt Everest in your short trip. All of this could be planned within weekend holiday or your short visit of 3 nights.

Ama Yangri Climbing

Ama Yangri (3,771 m) is the sacred peak in Helambu region adjoining to northern Kathmandu valley. Helambu is known for its unique Sherpa culture and occult monasteries. With the extension of dirt road, it is possible to reach Helambu with short drive and climb the scenic peak within 2 nights and 3 days trip from Kathmandu. From the top of Ama Yangri peak, wide range of Himalayas are seen including the peaks of Jugal Himal range, Rolwaling and Khumbu Himal.

Heli Trek in Langtang

Langtang is the closest Himalayan range from Kathmandu. Langtang national park is just about 18 km crow flying from Kathmandu. However the 1,720 sq km national park has got beautiful hidden valley further in the north wedged between layers of snow peaks which takes a week’s trek to explore.

Alternately helicopter cuts the long drive and crooked walk short by directly flying to the most beautiful part of the national park. One can just do a short 3 or 4 days trek only in the higher reaches of the valley and take a helicopter back to Kathmandu.

iTourNepal P Ltd is specialized in short Himalayans treks and tours. Our experts with firsthand experience and up-to-date information can customize the best Himalayan trip for your family and friends.

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Rabindra Adhikari
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