Hiking around Pokhara
Day hikes and short treks around Pokhara
Sarangkot - Australian camp - Astam hikeEasy hike around Pokhara
1 - 3 days :
Mostly leveled walk on rugged village trail, forest walking with some climbing.
September - May :
Being in the foothills of the Annapurna, this trek could be done throughout the winter.
comfortable lodge / resort :
Simple Lodge with attached toilet and hot shower is available.
We have really an amazing time Our guide and his porter are so great guys they helped with the hike , were kind and made jokes. Really the best persons. Basanta its so kind and funny... he is spontaneous and good person, he helped with everything, he explain us everything and was so aware of our security and confort. We feel safe all the time and really happy. We enjoy very much this 3 days treking, in local place, with local food and great local persons ☺️ Lovely time, amazing experience We will always remember. - Tamara - Mexico - 5 Nov
There are several good hikes in the foothills of Annapurna. Sarangkot (1,500 m) is one of the best places to start a walk. Follow the ridge coming across charming villages, terraced farming and Himalayan view points. A short easy day hike could end at Naudanda after 3 hrs from where you will be picked up. If you are looking for real day's work, 3 more hrs of walk will lead to Australian camp at 2,060 m. Australian camp has few lodges in the forest clearing on the mountain ridge offering awe-inspiring Himalayan views.
The two days hike includes a night stay in an Australian camp. The place is perched high up on the mountain side overlooking the Annapurna range. Next day, walk down to the village of Dhampus. Dhampus is another scenic village in the gateway of Annapurna base camp trek. Follow the ridge and climb down to the highway at Banskot.
3 day hiking around Pokhara
The three day’s hike follows the ridge to the Gurung village of Aastam. The hilltop resort is another scenic feast in more pristine natural surroundings. On the third day walk down two hrs to meet the highway at Milan Chowk and drive back to Pokhara.
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Customize day hike: Hiking around Australian camp, Dhampus and Astam could be customized as a day hike. The region is in the buffer zone of Annapurna conservation area and is the closest one can get without entering into the conservation.
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Annapurna seen from resort in Astam village
World Peace Pagoda and Pumdikot Hikingnearby 3 - 6 hrs hikinng
Phewa Lake and Pokhara valley seen from world peace pagoda hike
World peace pagoda lies atop the hillock in the southern shore of the Phewa Lake. A boat ride across the lake to the shore near ‘Lychee Garden’ will take about 25 minutes. Well made stone steps climb 300 m to the top through the forest grove in 1 and half hrs. The top marked by world peace pagoda offers a tremendous view of the lake and Pokhara city with the backdrop of Annapurna and Manaslu range. You can either drive down or walk to Chore-Patan where Devi’s Fall, Tibetan Refugee camp and Gupteshower caves are.
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A Longer scenic hike is possible starting from Pumdi. Drive about 16 km to Thadekhola River on the Siddhartha highway and climb 40 minutes to Pumdi village. The trail follows the ridge south of Phewa lake through the charming villages. You can climb down to the phewa lake from the World peace pagoda and take a boat across the lakeside.
Begnas lake - Begnaskot HikingDay hike with visit to coffee farm
Begnas lake is 35 km east of the tourist center at Phewa lake. Unlike Phewa, Begnas is more serene and embraces an intact countryside lifestyle. Begnaskot is a ridge northeast of Begnas Lake overlooking the Himalayas. The hike is real insight into Nepalese mountain culture and lifestyle. Villages along Sundari danda are trying to make a living hosting agricultural tourism. There is an organic coffee farm house offering fresh coffee. Hiking inquiry >
3 days pristine trek from Pokhara
Siklish is the northernmost village from Pokhara. This is a big Gurung village at the altitude of 1980 m overlooking the lush Madi River valley. The view point above the village offers up close view of Annapurna II (7,937 m) and Annapur IV (7,525 m). Siklish to Ghale Gaun is a short and scenic trek visited by very few trekkers. This trek will give trekkers more insight into countryside lifestyle as well as a feel of off the beaten path trek.
Ghorepani Trek - 2 - 4 days
Ghorepani - Poon Hill offers one of the best view of the Himalayas. It is possible to customize this trek for 2 or 3 days from Pokhara. The extension of dirt road further into the valley have made it possible.
Short Ghorepani Trek
In 5 - 6 days Nepal Trip
Write our experts to help you customize the trek within your available time. It takes only about 5 nights and 6 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu to do a short trek to Ghorepani.
2 days Ghorepani Trek from Pokhara
It is possible to do Ghorepani trek only in one night and two days from Pokhara. The extension of the dirt road to Ulleri village and further has made it possible.
1 Day : Drive from Pokhara to Ulleri village and trek for about 5 hrs to Ghorepani.
2 Day : Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3,200 m) and then trek back down to Ulleri village. Drive back to Pokhara.
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