Pokhara " the city of lakes" is the ultimate destination for tourist in Nepal.
Pokhara ” the city of lakes” is the ultimate destination for tourist in Nepal. A six hours drive from Capital city it is the second biggest city of Nepal. The tourism capital “Pokhara” resides many tourists spots like lakes, waterfalls, caves, mountains and rivers. Lakes like Phewa, Begnas and Rupa are the most popular lakes for boating and pilgrimage. “Barahi Temple” situated at the middle of Phewa lake is one of its attraction. Besides that, three of the highest mountain Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu lies in this region. The city is gateway for Annapurna Circuit(one of the top treks in Nepal). Three naturally formed caves like Mahendra , Gupteshwor and Chameri which gives you the underworld experiences. It is top spot for both domestic and foreign tourists for visiting as the city is full of natural beauty. This is a central point from where many short treks from Pokhara are conducted.
List of some Short Treks From Pokhara:
Dhampus Village Trek
Dhampus Village, situated on the northern side of Pokhara is a small ethnic village of Gurung people. A perfect spot for night stay, sunset and sunrise. This village provides wonderful view of Mt. Annapurna and Pokhara valley. Dhampus Hill is one of the main viewpoint of Annapurna region. It is a 2 days hiking which starts from Phedi which is 30 minutes drive from city.
Ghandruk Village Trek
Ghandruk is an ethnic gurung village and cited as “most visited trekking area in Nepal”. It is one of the main routes to the Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill, located in northwest of lake city. Famous for local foods, wine, culture, green forest and many more. The village is inhabitants of Gurung people who are very friendly and welcoming. It is a one-day trek with a five hours walk after an easy drive.
Begnas Kot Trekking
This Short treks from Pokhara is hillock, regarded among the least explored trekking routes of Nepal which is quiet and peaceful. Situated to the north-east of Pokhara Valley on the ridge of Begnas lake. Begnas Kot trekking starts from 30 minutes boating to other side of begnas Lake and two hours hike to Begnas Kot. The Begnas Kot viewpoint offers the remarkable view of mountain ranges, begnas lake and rupa lake. Three of the highest mountain Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manaslu. Also you can experience daily local villagers activities like agriculture, fishing and animal husbandry
Ghorepani PoonHill Trekking
This short treks from Pokhara is One of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal regarded as easy and short treks compared to others. Ghorepani PoonHill Trekking offers wonderful view of Annapurna ranges, beautiful landscapes. It is a 3 – 4 days hike that leads you to the foothill of Mt.Annapurna. That passes through ethnic gurung and tamang villages, dense rhododendron and oak forest, valley and hills. You can walk through ancient “salt trade route” and experience the remote ethnic communities
Siklesh is one of the largest gurung habitant in Nepal, situated to north-east of Pokhara. This villages is at the altitude of 2000 m on the foothill of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. Hikers can experience local life style, traditional foods, songs, dances, festivals. Provides panoramic view Mt. Annapurna II, terrace farm, green hills, rhododendron forest and rivers. Also, you can join Rodhi Ghar- a special night gurung singing and dancing programme.
This short treks from pokhara is a four days hiking routes which is easy, short and cheapest in Nepal. Panchase trek is suitable for families, elderly and those who want short and easy hiking. It is one of the hill-station of Annapurna circuit located west of Pokhara. So, it offers scenic view of Mountains ranges which include Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and many others. It takes you through low and high trails, paddy fields, green forest and recommended best for family trip. The forest in Panchase shelter many endangered animals, birds and plants. The highest point of this journey is Panchase Bhanjyang which offer aerial view Kusma Bazaar and Pokhara valley.
It is a one of the shortest trekking that pass along the base of Mt. Annapurna. Royal trek is so named as the Prince Charles and his 90-person escorted this route in 1980s. This short treks from pokhara offers easy up and down hill routes with scenic image of Himalayan range and also Begnas lake views . Walking across the rhododendron forest you can view the whole pokhara valley and north view of Mt. Fishtail. The trails passes through ethnic villages and you can learn about their culture and traditions
This hill station is a 3 hours short treks from Pokhara which is popular one night destination for viewing sunrise. Most famous tourist destination for observing sunrise and sunset over Annapurna range. The light from sun making the mountain golden makes the whole experience more relaxing. Besides that, it is perfect spot for paragliding from where you can fly over the valley. To add more adventure to your trip, you can choose Dhampus Trek.
Sirubari Village Tour
A recently launched trekking spot is a pristine gurung village. It lies in Syangja district, south-west of Pokhara. Sirubari Village Tour is 3 days journey which offers scenic view of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna and other peaks. Besides that, it offers great welcome from people of these region. Best for those who want less adventure and want to know about local Nepalese lifestyle.
Naudanda Day Hike
Naudanda, a small village at 1600 m elevation situated in kaski district is easy and short treks . That offers rural lifestyle of gurung people. In addition, Phewa lake, Pokhara valley, Himalayan range and terrace farm. A beautiful spot for adventurers for paragliding.