Day Hikes And Trekking Around Pokhara Valley
One Day Hikes And Trekking Around Pokhara Valley
Pokhara is the second largest city of Nepal after Kathmandu. It is just at a distance of 200 km from Kathmandu, and is easily accessible. There are numerous regular flights, tourist buses, micro buses, and local buses that take passengers in and out of Pokhara every day. Just a 30 minute flight or 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu, pokharahas spectaular mountain views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I and Mt. Manaslumany more. The city is also the gateway for trekking to the Annapurna Circuit. The notable caves here are Bat Cave, Mahendra Cave and Gupteshwor Cave among others and the lakes in Pokhara include Fewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, Gude Lake, Neurani Lake and Maidi Lake among many others. The newest attraction of Pokhara is Paragliding. Now you can paraglide from Sarangkot over the famous Fewa Lake and land at the bottom of the city. Other adventure sports in Pokhara include canyoning, Rafting, Trekking, Hiking, Bungee Jumping, Zip line, ultra light flight, base diving, kayaking, mountain biking and rock climbing. A day hike in Pokhara offers panoramic mountain views of Annapurna range, a rich insight in to the lives, history, culture and religion together with the picturesque views. Shakti Trekking organize a private day hiking trip for our clients anytime throughout the year.
Pokhara Sarankot Day Hikes:
The sarankot hill is very popular for its best mountains and sunrise view. We start our trip early moring around 5-5:30 am by car. Normally sun rise at 6:00 am.After the sunrise and mountain view we can walk down from sarankot along the pokhara city view ad the phewa lake view with green forest. We walk around 4-5 hours. The length of the time, it depends on your choice of route.
Pokhara World Peace Pagoda Day Hike:
World peace pagoda is a massive Buddhist stupa, situated onthe top of a hill on the southern shore of Phewa Lake. Besides being a impressive sight in itself, the shrine is a great vantage point which offer the spectacular views of the Annapurna range, Phewa Lake and the the pokhara city. Hike the Raniban forest crossing the suspension bridge. After the 2 hours of walk we reach stupa and enjoy the spiritual and scenic beauty. Hiking down from pagoda is more enjoyable with the view of Phewa lake and the mountains. Cross the lake after 20 minutes of boating with the visit to island temple, Barahi temple in the middile of the lake.
Pokhara Kalikasthan Day Hiking:
This is the best view point to view the serene 7 lakes around Pokhara. The panormaic view of Annapurnas and the experience of village life is the higlight of the hiking.
Kahun Danda Day Hike:
Kahun Danda is another enchanting hill north of Pokahra and takes about two and a half hours to reach there. The trails starts from near the army barrack at Phulbari across Mahendrapul and climbs slowly up a slope. The essential view from the top of this hill is the panoramic view of the Annapurna range and the the flat span of Pokhara valley.
Normally this is one day hiking route, but you could make it into 2 days hikes if you are interested to spend some time with the villagers. The Kahun Danda (1520m) to the northeast of Pokhara has a ruined fort onthe summit as well as a view tower with spectacular scenery. The dramatic change of colors after the sunrise on the Annapurnas gives you the experience of natural beauty.
Dhampus Naudanda Day Hiking:
This hiking offers the scenic beauty of Naudanda and the ancient traditional culture and the great panoramic view of mountains from Dhampus village. While walking we pass through the diverese forest with the rhododendron and wild orchid flowers. We walk through the terraced rice fields and through the stone houses with thatched roofs.
Pokhara Chapakot Day Hike:
The day hiking start from Pame west of Pokhara. We follow the harpen river, the source of Phewa lake then climb the hills with small villages. We hike through paddy fields and the mountain and lake view.
Naudana Sarankot Day Hiking:
This day hiking route is popular both for mountain and sunrise view and to experience the Nepalese village life. The view point, Sarankot offers the excellent panoramic view of Annapurnas and the sunrise while Naudanda offers the dramatic view of the twin tails of Fishtail and the massif Dhaulagiri view. We walk through the Kaskikot village, Naudanda village and the culturally rich Dhampus village where the view of the Annapurnas seems very close and we can feel the cool and fresh air of the mountains.
Australian Camp Day Hiking:
A popular day hiking trip in Pokhara. It is about 5/6 hours easy day hiking trip. This is an easy day hiking offers an excellent Himalayans view includesDhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna and Mount Fistail and the experince of Nepalese village life.