If you are eager to transverse passing exotic settlements of different ethnic groups, lavish forests, countryside having an astonishing view of the peaks, you can organize various short treks around Pokhara valley.
Pokhara, the city of Lakes and core attraction for chiliad of tourists each year. This city is situated at the lap of the Himalayas with many attractions including mountain views, serene lakes, lush hills, beautiful temples, some natural caves, thrilling paragliding scene, and many more.
As it is a valley, several adventurous walks to the hillocks can be organized there around. You can organize the treks ranging from a day hike to longer treks in the mountains. This article describes some of the best short treks around Pokhara.
Trip Duration: 1 Day/ 7-8 hours hike
Max Altitude: 1,400m, Thulokote
Core Attractions: Breathtaking views of the Mountain ranges, picturesque remote, Crystal clear view of Phewa and Begnas Lake
Begnas Thulokote Day Hike is a share of the ‘Royal trek’, completed by Prince Charles in the 1980s. In this trek, you will pass through different hamlets and settlements, having magnificent views of the Himalayan ranges including Annapurna and Fishtail, experiencing the primeval waters of Begnas Lake, Pokhara valley, lush hills, and so on.
Moreover, this hike includes a boating experience in the primeval water of Begnas Lake.
Trip Duration: 1 Day/ 6-7 hrs hike
Max Altitude: 1,540m, Naudanda
Core Attractions: Terrific mountains sights together with Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Machhapuchchhre, terraced lands Pokhara city, Paragliding and Phewa lake. Explore rural life
Naudanda is a small Gurung village of Kaski, that offers a scenic view of the Himalayas. You can experience the lifestyle of the Gurung people along with their unique culture.
This moderate and short hike offers crystal views of the terraced fields, a thrilling view of the Paragliding over Phewa Lake, lavish greeneries, and so forth.
Trip Duration: 3 Days/4-5 hours each day
Max Altitude: 1,650 m, Dhampus
Core Attractions: Scenic view of snow-capped peaks, traditions, and culture of the locals, monasteries
This trek offers panoramic views of the snow-covered peaks such as the Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, and other neighboring Himalayas. Next, we trek via the village of Dhampus, a Gurung village with its decorated cultures and traditions. Moreover, we, get to know about some old Buddhist monasteries on the way.
Trip Duration: 3 Days/5-6 hours each day
Max Altitude: 2,010 m, Ghandruk Village
Core Attractions: Trek via thick rhododendron woodlands, Explore Ghandruk- a Gurung village, astonishing views of Annapurna range as well as gigantic Dhaulagiri ranges.
One of the shortest treks of Annapurna Region- Ghandruk village trek offers fabulous views of the snow-clad peaks, bewildering views of the first rays of the sun, and sunsets over massif Himalayas. You can explore beautiful hamlets and the lifestyle there.
The vantage points- Tolka and Dhampus provide panoramic, 360-degree views of the valley, hills, and decorated villages.
Trip Duration: 5 Days/6-7 hours each day
Max Altitude: 3,210 m, Poon Hill
Core Attractions: Trek passing magnificent rhododendron woods, trek passing stunning homegrown Magar and Gurung parishes, scenic view of several snow-white peaks, sunrise and sunset views.
One of the most demanding treks of the Annapurna region that offers several views offers a lifetime experience. Passing several hills, cliffs, settlements, rhododendron forests, we reach the village of Ghorepani and then to Poon Hill.
Poon Hill is a vantage point that offers an incredible view of sunrise over the peaks including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, II, III, and IV, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and Manaslu, and others.