10 Best 5 Days Treks in Nepal

5 days treks in nepal

5 days treks in Nepal are an excellent trip for somebody looking for a short vacation trek in Nepal. These treks offer beautiful mountain views & hiking in the mountains for those who are tiny on holiday and funds.

There are various trekking trials in Nepal, which can be finished on just five days. Some of these treks are done fastening for long best treks to finish fast. However, some of them are slowing the trials to make it longer.

Due to the enhanced transportation facilities, it’s possible to do many best treks in Nepal at a short time nowadays. But still, we recommend doing it on a Long holiday if you have proper time, to decrease the chance of high altitude sickness & enjoy it properly.

Depending on your physical fitness and the previous experience on trekking in the Himalayas, you can choose your 5-day treks in Nepal. On this post, I am going to list down possible treks that can be done in 5 days in total either from Kathmandu or from Pokhara. Here is the list of the 10 best 5 days trek in Nepal.


1. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Dhaulagiri Sunrise view

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is the best trek from Pokhara in Annapurna region. This trek is an excellent opportunity for the peoples looking for 5 Days Treks in Nepal. The best part is you can finish this trek in 5 days from Kathmandu also, but if you choose to do it in 5 days from Pokhara, It would be best for trekkers trekking with kids or old aged or peoples having less experience on several hours of walking.

On this scenic trek, you will move through the grand mountain views along with beautiful green hills, local villages and forests. It is also the most famous destination to see sunrise and sunset over the white Himalayas from a lower elevation.

5 days Itinerary from Kathmandu

Day 01Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara900 m6 hrs
Day 02Drive to Kyumi and trek to Tadapani2,630 m6 hrs
Day 03Trek to Ghorepani2,840 m6 hrs
Day 04Hike up to Poon Hill, trek to Hile and drive to Pokhara1,400 m7 hrs
Day 05Drive back to Kathmandu1,400 m7 hrs

2. Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak Short Trek

Pikey Peak Trek is one of most fascinating trekking path of Everest area. The another best 5 days treks in Nepal, Pikey Peak trekking is the best choices to see the beauty of Mount Everest from a close point. The trek offers not only the magnificent view of Mount Everest but also equally provides a great view of other Himalayan range such as Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Annapurna and Manaslu.

This is the shortest and cheapest trek in Everest region which can be easily assessable by drive without taking a flight. Trekking is suitable for all level trekkers who have a dream to see Mount Everest at a limited holiday time & low budget cost.

5 days Itinerary from Kathmandu

Day 01Drive to Dhap, Trek to Japre2,915 m7 hrs
Day 02Trek from Japre to Pikey Base Camp3,640 m7 hrs
Day 03Trek to Chaulakharka via Pikey Peak 2,920 m6 hrs
Day 04Trek from Chaulakharka to Shivalaya 2,840 m6 hrs
Day 05Drive from Shivalaya to Kathmandu1,400 m12 hrs

3. Chisapani Nagarkot Trek

Nagarkot Sunrise

Sundarijal Chisapani and Nagarkot Trek, our award-winning best-sold trekking packages is a three days trek. As you are looking for 5 days treks in Nepal, there is no trek which can match the beauty of this trek. No doubt the leading destination of this trek is Nagarkot, but we made the trek longer by adding further trek to Dhulikhel and Navo Budhha village rather than taking driver after reaching Nagarkot.

The highest altitude of this trek is 2,135 m thus suitable for everyone having no experience of trekking as well as kids & old aged travellers. You pass the beautiful small villages of Mulkharka, Chisapani, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel and Navo Budhha on this trek.

Nagarkot is the perfect place to see sunrise and sunset over mountains near Kathmandu valley. On clear weather, you can also see Mount Everest from there. Beautiful streams, exotic species of flora and fauna, majestic mountain views, forest & countryside village walk, are the main attraction of this trek. The trek offer view of  Annapurna, Manaslu, Buddha Himal, Ganesh Himal and other mountains including Langtang ranges.

5 days Itinerary from Kathmandu

Day 01Drive to Sundarijal and hike to Chisapani2,150 m6 hrs
Day 02Hike to Nagarkot2,163 m7 hrs
Day 03Hike to Dhulikhel 1,550 m5 hrs
Day 04Hike to Namo Budhha1,750 m4 hrs
Day 05Hike to Panauti & Drive to Kathmandu1,400 m5 hrs

4. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna base camp trekking Nepal

Annapurna Base Camp trek the popular trek of Nepal is also doable in 5 days nowadays from Pokhara. But to finish this trek in 5 days, you need to have previous trekking experience and already had done more adventurous than this one. Kids and old aged peoples, as well as beginner trekkers, need to spend at least ten days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu to finish this trek so not recommended for them in 5 days.

But if you have reasonable Budget and ready to spend money on worth destinations then walk 5 days to reach Annapurna base camp and take a helicopter flight to come down, best for family holiday trips including children and everyone.

Within this quick tour, you will observe the beautiful mountain view of peaks of all the Annapurna region. Furthermore, the trek also offers a glance into the various flora, and fauna, local traditional culture & villages of the Annapurna region.

5 days Itinerary from Pokhara

Day 01Drive to Siwai and trek to Chhomrong2,170 m7 hrs
Day 02Chhomrong - Himalaya2,840 m8 hrs
Day 03Himalaya - Annapurna Base Camp4,130 m8 hrs
Day 04Annapurna Base Camp - Dovan -Bamboo3,110 m6 hrs
Day 05Bamboo - Motkyu and Drive to Pokhara900 m6 hrs

5. Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal New Trekking destination of Nepal

The 5 days trek to Mardi Himal from Pokhara is an easy short trek, but it takes you to high altitude. Incredible views of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and a closer Machhapuchhre Himal is the main attraction of this trek.

This 5-day trek is suitable for all kinds of age group. Local tradition and warm hospitality of local villagers will make you fall in love with this trek route. This incredible adventure takes you to 4,500 meters to showcase the spectacular scenes of white Himalayas too closer.

5 days Itinerary from Pokhara

Day 01Drive to Kade & Trek to Forest Camp2,554 m7 hrs
Day 02Trek to High Camp3,980 m8 hrs
Day 03Trek to Viewpoint & Rest at high / Low Camp4,500 m6 hrs
Day 04Trek to Siding / Lumre1,700 m6 hrs
Day 05Drive to back Pokhara1,400 m5 hrs

6. Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang valley trekking Nepal

The short Langtang valley trek is famous for extraordinary Himalayas landscape and warmness sense of the Tamang Indigenous ethnic, traditional Buddhist beliefs and typical villages lifestyle and Culture.

The trek takes you through rugged farmlands and thick subtropical jungle, several sorcery waterfalls, beautiful Langtang village, brilliant mountains Himalayas views, nearest peaks of Yala, Langtang Ri, Langtang Lirung and Motomori peak.

5 days Itinerary from Kathmandu

Day 01Drive to Syabrubesi and trek to Rimche 2,445 m7 hrs
Day 02Trek to Langtang village3,430 m6 hrs
Day 03Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,870 m4 hrs
Day 04Hike Kyanjin Ri & Trek back to Rimche2,445 m7 hrs
Day 05Trek Syabrubesi & Drive back to Kathmandu1,400 m7 hrs

7. Gosaikunda Trek

Gosaikunda Lake Nepal

This 5 days trek in Nepal is one of the best small treks. The trek gives you a sight into the different panorama, history, and naturistic view and beautiful Gosaikunda Lake. The lake is located at an altitude of 4380m. Gosaikunda lake is a holy site for both the Hindus and Buddhists.

The trek allows you to experience high altitude trek within a short duration easily and faster, suitable and doable by all kinds of travellers. The trek presents you including spectacular views of the snow-capped mountain peaks of Langtang region and nearest other mountains.

5 days Itinerary from Kathmandu

Day 01Drive to Dhunche2,000 m6 hrs
Day 02Trek to Chandanwari3,580 m5 hrs
Day 03Trek to Gosaikunda4,380 m6 hrs
Day 04Trek back to Dhunche2,000 m7 hrs
Day 05Drive back to Kathmandu1,400 m6 hrs

8. Helambu Trek

Helambu trek sunrise

Trekking in Helambu, Langtang region is closest and a best short trek from Kathmandu. The trek provides a typical glimpse of village life of Nepal. The trek is on lower altitude exploring villages with mountain views. So the perfect trek for travellers wanted to visit the less explored place and peaceful environment. Dai;y sunrise and sunset view are fantastic during the trek.

Furthermore, the trek is mostly inside the forest walk & local villages hike. The trek provides a fantastic view of nearest peaks Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and much other snow-capped mountains.

5 days Itinerary from Kathmandu

Day 01Drive to Sundarijal, trek to Chisapani2,300 m6 hrs
Day 02Trek to Kutumsang2,450 m7 hrs
Day 03Trek to Thadepati3,650 m6 hrs
Day 04Trek to Tarke Ghyang2,560 m6 hrs
Day 05Trek to Timbu, Drive back to Kathmandu1,400 m6 hrs

9. Everest View Trek

Everest View

I will start by saying the best trek for beginner trekker but not recommended if you have just five days of holiday. However, it’s possible to finish it in 5 days from Kathmandu, but in case of bad weather you may need to take a helicopter to came back Kathmandu after trek finished.

But I have highly recommended trek if you have a reasonable budget and want to see Mount Everest view from possible closer low altitude destination. Furthermore also a highly recommended if you have just 6/7 days holiday which is not enough for Everest base camp trek.

The trek allows you to explore Sherpa villages of famous Everest region and experience their most loved hospitality as well as the best view of tallest peaks including Mount Everest.

5 days Itinerary from Kathmandu

Day 01Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding2,651 m4 hrs
Day 02Phakding to Namche Bazaar3,440 m6 hrs
Day 03Acclimatization day, Day trip to Khumjung and Everest View Hotel3,700 m8 hrs
Day 04Namche Bazaar to Lukla2,860 m7 hrs
Day 05Fly back to Kathmandu 1,400 m40 min

10. Panchase Trek

Panchase Trek

Panchase Trek offers majestic representations of the white mountain peaks. The trail takes you through the beautiful Rhododendron woods and charming villages.

The trek is comfortable and perfectly trek-able for children and retired persons.

Himalaya peaks, including Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, Nilgiri, Thapa Peak, Tukche and Manaslu can be seen during the trek.

5 days Itinerary from Pokhara

Day 01Boat trip across Phewa Lake, Trek to Bumdi1,520 m

4 hrs
Day 02Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang 2,065 m4 hrs
Day 03Trek to Bhadaure 1,670 m3 hrs
Day 04Trek to Australian Camp2,250 m
6 hrs
Day 05Trek down to Phedi and Drive to Pokhara 900 m4 hrs

About Author

Sudeep is a co-founder of Up To Himalaya. He has trekked almost all mountains in Nepal including Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, Kanchenjunga & many more. He would love to help people to make their holiday unforgettable by sharing his own experiences on the Himalayas of Nepal. If you want any information related to different trekking trails of Nepal while planning your trip, You can directly contact him on +977-9817223143.

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