Short trek from Pokhara

Many popular treks in Nepal don’t need much preparation and time devotion like in the past. Popular treks like Ghorepani Poon Hill could be done in as less as 2 days from Pokhara and back. Betterment in domestic flight services and extension of road further into the mountains have made it possible to plan treks in little over a weekend holiday.
Treks from Pokhara were the most popular among international trekkers. It is because of easy access, and vibrant culture and exotic view of Himalayas of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu ranges. Annapurna region was the most trekked region of Nepal.

Short trek from Pokhara for Spring 2024

Go beyond Pokhara to the Himalayan foothills and enjoy the fantastic view of the Himalayas. Spring in the mountains is colorful with Rhododendron and other blossoms.

Some of the popular treks from Pokhara that could be done in 2 days to a week.

Annapurna Luxury Lodge Trek

Easy trek based on luxury lodges
A short and easy trek in the foothills of the Annapurna based on comfortable lodges with ensuite hot shower and commode toilet. This is best trek for beginners, family with kids and senior citizens..

Short Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 2 - 4 days

View of Dhaulagiri range in a trek from Pokhara.

2 days is just a weekend. yes Ghorepani Poon Hill trek could be customized for as less as 2 days from Pokhara to Pokhara. 2 days Ghorepani trek has been possible with the extension of dirt road further into Annapurna conservation area. It is possible to drive further into Burungdi valley and start the trek from Thikedunga. Ghorepani is just 6 hrs. walk away from Thikedunga after 3 hrs. drive in the morning. After the popular sunrise view from Poon Hill, it is easy half a day walk down to Thikedunga and drive back to Pokhara.
Being in the higher reaches from the settlements, Ghorepani trek is still pristine with one of the best Himalayan view. The road expansion have reached the villages at the base and left the 2 days trek untouched.

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Easy comfort lodge Short trek from Pokhara

Annapurna South and Huinchuli from Pothana

The trek to Australian camp (2,061 m ) is the easiest short trek from Pokhara with comfortable lodge. A 1 - 3 day trek could be planned following the trail along the mountain ridge, some 30 km northwest of Pokhara. The place is in a clearing of Rhododendron forest with a far reaching view of the valley and the chain of the Himalayas. Availability of simple accommodation with an ensuite bathroom makes this trek comfortable. Stay in the Annapurna Eco village resort and enjoy the village tour, organic farm tour or just chill in the resort garden watching the brilliant peaks of Annapurna.

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Mohare danda trek -4 days

Dhaulagiri and Annapurna seen from Mohare danda trek

Mohare danda community lodge trek is an alternate to Ghorepani trekking route. The trek starts with a drive of about 150 km to Galeshower and climbs from the more pristine side of the Ghorepani trek. The trail passes through charming and unspoiled villages and comes to the Mohare danda view point at 3,300 m. Accommodations are available in homestay and community lodges making it the best example of sustainable tourism.
Mohare Danda trek from Pokhara could be customized from 4 days or longer with a trek to Khopra ridge and Ghandruk.

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Khopra Danda and Khayar Lake trek

Annapurna South seen from Khopra danda trek

For those looking for more challenges, a 6 days trek from Pokhara could be planned to Khopra danda and Khari Lake. The trek route follows the main trail to Ghorepani and then braids off to the more pristine higher valleys in the buttresses of Annapurna South. Khopra ridge trek avoids the crowded Annapurna trail and offers close up view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna from even higher points than Ghorepani or Poon Hill. Side trip to Khair Lake at 4500 m could be planned for an extra day.

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Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal trek

Opened only recently, Mardi Himal trek has become the most popular teahouse trek in Annapurna. This is the closest high altitude trek from Pokhara. Short and easy 6 days trek includes walking through the foothills, Rhododendron forest and coming to the alpine pastures at the buttresses of Mardi Himal with snow peaks looming at a distance. The change of landscape and scenery within a short trek is what makes Mardi Himal different. An extra day could be planned with a more challenging hike to Mardi Himal base camp at 4,500 m.

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Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktianth hike and driving tour

Jomsom and Muktinath in the north of Annapurna still make a good combo of short hikes and road trips. Kaligandaki valley has its legend as the forbidden kingdom and the most popular salt trading route. After 1959, the land sheltered Tibetan combatants for about a decade and then opened itself for trekking.
Recent expansion of roads have made the access easy but destroyed the much needed tourism. However tourists can fly and drive to scenic Thakali villages and spend a few days hiking to the more surreal viewpoints.

The airstrip, extension of road and comfortable lodges make this tour the most comfortable, easy and scenic tour with hiking.

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Short ABC trek for November

Short ABC Trek

DATES : 14, 20, 26 Feb 2024
DURATION : 6 days from Pokhara
USD 420
Transport | Permit | Guide | Breakfast | Lodge

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My friend and I did the poon hill trek with itournepal at the end of March and absolutely loved it! As neither of us were hugely experienced trekkers, Rabi’s advice and route planning and knowledge was extremely helpful and he tailored it to what we wanted to see- adding an extra day to go to the jinhu hotsprings. Our guide Dil went above and beyond to make our trek enjoyable, making the journey extremely fun and meant that we didn’t have to think about any of the practical stuff like rooms and meals. ... Molly P Nepal trek and tour review

Short ABC Trek

With extension or dirt road, it is possible to trek to Annapurna base camp in just 5 - 7 days from Pokhara and back.

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Recent Short Trek

Short treks in the foothills of the Himalayas are possible throughout the winter. You can check more recent winter trek pictures at Short trek to Ghorepani trek in winter

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Short trek to Ghorepani from Pokhara.

Short trek in Everest

8 days Tengboche Trek
If you are limited with time and still want to get the feel of Sherpa land, this trek is for you. A short Everest trek of 5 days could be planned based in comfortable Hotels (luxury trek).

Everest sightseeing flight.

Everest sightseeing Flight

The 1 hr. fixed wing Himalayan sightseeing flight is the best way to see Mt Everest and other peaks east of Kathmandu.
USD 250 230 till September
  • Window Seat
  • Everest View
  • Airport

Chitwan National Park, where last numbers of Tigers and Rhinos thrive.

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Adventure in Pokhara
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Gentle walking holiday in Nepal with comfortable stay
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