Day Hikes In Pokhara
|1 Pax.||US$ 250.39 PP|
|2-4 Pax.||US$ 230.39 PP|
|5-7 Pax.||US$ 180.39 PP|
|8-10 Pax.||US$ 165.39 PP|
Overview of Day Hikes In Pokhara
Nestled in the breathtakingly beautiful country of Nepal, Pokhara stands tall as an unparalleled gem in the world of tourism. With its awe-inspiring landscapes, diverse cultural experiences, and adventure-filled activities, Pokhara has become a coveted destination for wanderlust-stricken travelers seeking an extraordinary escape.
Enveloped by the majestic Annapurna mountain range, Pokhara’s sublime beauty transcends imagination. As the sun’s first rays caress the snow-capped peaks, a symphony of colors dances upon the tranquil Fewa Lake, which mirrors the awe-inspiring panorama. This idyllic setting creates an otherworldly atmosphere, inviting visitors to lose themselves in the serenity of nature’s embrace.
Delving into Pokhara’s cultural tapestry is an immersion into a realm of ancient traditions and warm hospitality. The city’s diverse ethnic communities, including Gurungs, Magars, and Thakalis, proudly showcase their rich heritage through vibrant festivals and rituals. Witnessing the resplendent spectacles of traditional dances and melodious folk songs offers a glimpse into the beating heart of Nepalese culture.
Alongside its astounding beauty and portrayal of wide varieties of natural riches, Pokhara has a lot to offer for travellers. Day tours in Pokhara provides with numerous alternatives from sensational caves that has no ends to deep reaching lakes spread all across the city. Another astounding point of attraction of the city is its sacred landmarks that resembles history which dates back centuries before and provides a religious and spiritual ambiance. This city also is considered as the adventure of Nepalese territory with varied activities to send chill down your spine. Herein provided are multiple activities that you can immerse in during your time in Pokhara
Day hike around Pokhara
Sarangkot stands to the north of the core city of Pokhara and is considered one of the best vantage point to gaze at the enigmatic Annapurna massif. Standing twice as tall as Pokhara city at 1620 metres, this peak is famous for the sunrise view you can grasp. To the north of Sarangkot is the gigantic Annapurna massif while Pokhara city extends to the south and western periphery of this peak.
The hike to Sarangkot takes around 3 hours from the city of Pokhara. The trail to Sarangkot is pretty steep but the view from the top makes it worthwhile. Nestled right above the popular Phewa Lake, this is the starting point for Paragliding in Pokhara as well. Sarangkot has a view tower for you to have a wider look at the surrounding landscapes and the picturesque beauty in Himalaya
Naudanda or Nine Hills as it translates into Nepali, is another popular vantage point in Pokhara. Situated westward of Pokhara city it provides an amazing view of surrounding mountains: Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Also it portrays a not usually seen view of Phewa lake which is equally alluring. We hike to the famous Sarangkot peak and head west through quaint settlements along the way.
The trail is tranquil and pierces through small terraced farms and traditional Nepalese villages along the way.From Lakeside, head towards Damside and continue to the Hemja village. From there, take the road that leads to Naudanda. The hike to Naudanda is about 12 kilometres long and will take you approximately 4-5 hours to complete. The trail is well-defined and mostly uphill, but it is not too difficult.
Along the way, you will pass through beautiful forests, terraced fields, and small villages. Once you reach Naudanda, you can take some time to rest and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. There are also some small tea shops where you can grab a drink or a snack.After taking in the views and relaxing for a while, you can either hike back to Pokhara or take a taxi or bus back.
Dhampus stands as a settlement of Gurungs and Magars about 18 kms northwest of Pokhara. This village is the starting point of various treks including Mardi Trek and even Annapurna Base Camp Trek. It has become one of the most favoured destination for trekkers owing to its stunning views of Annapurna massifs.
A day hike to Dhampus is a great way to experience the natural beauty and cultural richness of the region without committing to a longer trek.Your hike to Dhampus village begins from Phedi, a point which is half an hour drive westward from Pokhara. From Phedi it takes merely 3-4 hours hike to reach Dhampus traversing about 9 kms.
The trail from Phedi to Dhampus is considered moderate with few steep sections and stairs climb. There are small Gurung settlements along the way which lets you immerse in the local culture and rural experience. The best time for Dhampus hike is during the Spring ( March-May) and Autumn ( September- November) for the weather is clear bestowing you with amazing views of the northern mountains.
Peace Stupa Hike ( 1110m)
The Peace Stupa or Shanti Stupa as the locals call it, is a Buddhist stupa which sits atop a hill right above the Phewa Lake in Pokhara. Considered one of the prominent attraction point in Pokhara, this stupa is one of the best vantage point to gaze at the panoramic Annapurna range without gaining much elevation. The trail passes through dense forest right above the Phewa Lake to reach the top wherein lies the Peace Stupa.
The hike to Peace Stupa begins from the southern section of Phewa Lake or alternatively you can choose to start your hike from Pumdikot village on the southern plains of Pokhara. The hike covers a total distance of 5 kms and takes about 2 hours to reach the top. The stupa is enclosed within beautiful garden and lawn which overlooks the gigantic Annapurna range to the north.
Right below the stupa lies the submissive Phewa Lake and Pokhara city which is simply alluring. The best time for Dhampus hike is during the Spring ( March-May) and Autumn ( September- November) for the weather is clear bestowing you with amazing views of the northern mountains.
Australian Camp is a famous stopover for trekkers traversing to Annapurna Base Camp. It’s a popular destination for day hikes, as it offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, as well as the Pokhara valley. The hike to Australian Camp typically starts from Kande, a small village located about 25 minutes from Pokhara.
The hike to Australian Camp takes approximately 2-3 hours, depending on your fitness level and pace. You can expect to cover a distance of about 7 kilometres. The hike to Australian Camp is considered to be moderately challenging, with some steep sections and stairs to climb. However, it’s suitable for most people with an average level of fitness. The main highlight of the Australian Camp hike is the stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains and the Pokhara valley.
You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the beautiful forested hillsides and the traditional villages along the way, which offer a glimpse into the local culture and way of life. The best time for Dhampus hike is during the Spring ( March-May) and Autumn ( September- November) for the weather is clear bestowing you with amazing views of the northern mountains.
Astam stands as a settlement of Gurungs and Magars about 14 kms north of Pokhara.. It has become one of the most favoured destination for trekkers owing to its stunning views of Annapurna massifs. A day hike to Dhampus is a great way to experience the natural beauty and cultural richness of the region without committing to a longer trek. Your hike to Dhampus village begins from Kande, a point which is half an hour drive westward from Pokhara.
From Kande it takes merely 3-4 hours hike to reach Astam traversing about 10kms. The trail from Phedi to Dhampus is considered moderately challenging with few steep sections and stairs climb. There are small Gurung settlements along the way which lets you immerse in the local culture and rural experience.
You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the beautiful forested hillsides and the traditional villages along the way, which offer a glimpse into the local culture and way of life. The best time for Astam hike is during the Spring ( March-May) and Autumn ( September- November) for the weather is clear bestowing you with amazing views of the northern mountains.
Itinerary of Day Hikes In Pokhara
Day 1: Pokhara to Australian Camp 1800m/5940ft 2-3 hrs
Day 2: Australian Camp to Pnnchase Bhanjyang 2065m/6800ft 6-7 hrs
Day 3: Panchase Bhanjyang to Pokhara Via Sudame 850m/2805ft 6-7 hrs
- Basic lodge accommodation during the Hiking/Trekking
- Both-way Transportation (Pickup-Drop)
- Hiking Pole
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with tea/coffee during the trekking/Hiking
- English speaking guide and with their salary, accommodation, meals, and insurance
- Applicable government taxes
- Medical Kit box (FIRST AID KIT)
- Drinking water,Beer,Desert
- Hot shower, Wi-fi, Internet,
- Couple of trekking shocks
- Personal care box
- Camera/Mobile/Binocular (Depend on you)
- Trekking Pants
- Water Purification pills
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