Day hiking in Pokhara

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Trip Highlight:

  • Pokhara is a fantastic destination for a day hiking with stunning natural beauty and diverse landscapes. 
  • Offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Himchuli.
  • Explore Sarangkot which most famous spot for the Paragliding in the world. 
  • Get the opportunity to interact with the local people of that hiking area. 
  • The trail offers a peaceful environment, with opportunities to observe the local village lifestyle and their culture and tradition. 
  • Explore the Phewa Lake and Begnas Lake by hiking around their shores.

Overview:

Day hiking in Pokhara is the best because of the breathtaking Himalayan peaks, gorgeous lakes, verdant hills, and fresh air. Pokhara, the most well-liked travel destination for both domestic and foreign tourists, is situated in Nepal on the foot of the Annapurna Mountain ranges. Pokhara hiking trail takes you through picturesque villages, terraced fields, dense forest, and ultimately to the base camp of the majestic Annapurna Mountain range. There are several hiking trails in and around the Pokhara which range from short day hikes to longer multi-day treks. 

A day hike around Pokhara takes one to amazing spots from where one can witness the beauty of nature and lakes. Sarangkot, Naudanda, Kalikasthan, Dhampus, World Peace Stupa, and many other hiking areas around Pokhara have made it a top destination for all because of the breathtaking views of the mountains, serene lakes, villages home to various ethnic groups, sunrise and sunset viewpoints.

Pokhara serves as a gateway to many popular trekking routes in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Short trek in Pokhara is most popular among all age groups. These short hikes near Pokhara will offer you with breathtaking views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchare, Nilgiri, Manaslu, and other mountains, as well as charming hill villages populated by hospitable people.

One-day hikes in Pokhara are for those with busy daily routines who also want to take a relaxing walk with their friends or families to take in the stunning mountain scenery. While in Pokhara, it offers the best trekking experience in the Himalayas. With its stunning alpine scenery, the Pokhara hiking package is perfect for enjoying with friends and family

Major attraction of Pokhara day hike

Annapurna range

The Annapurna Range is a major attraction of the Pokhara day hike due to its sheer beauty, accessibility, and incredible trekking opportunities it offers. The Annapurna range’s natural beauty, trekking opportunities, diverse landscapes, and cultural experiences make it a major attraction for day hikes in Pokhara. It provides an unforgettable adventure and allows hikers to immerse themselves in the awe-inspiring Himalayan scenery. 

Boating at Phewa Lake

Boating at Phewa Lake is a major attraction of a day hike in Pokhara which allows the hikers to appreciate the stunning landscape and create lasting memories of their visit to this enchanting destination. Boating at Phewa Lake offers a combination of natural beauty, cultural significance, relaxation, and leisure activities. 

Greenery Hill and forest

The greenery hills and forests in Pokhara make day hikes not only physically rewarding but also visually captivating and mentally rejuvenating. They produce the perfect environment for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers to fully appreciate nature.

Local typical village

The local typical village is indeed a major attraction of a day hike in Pokhara. While Pokhara itself is known for its stunning natural beauty, including the nearby Annapurna Mountain range and Phewa Lake, exploring the local village allows visitors to experience the authentic culture and lifestyle of the region. During the hike, one may encounter terraced fields, lush green forests, and charming trails that connect these villages. The landscapes are picturesque, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities for photography and enjoying the serenity of nature. 

Nepali village typical Agro firm 

The typical agro firms in Nepal villages are often a major attraction for a day hike in Pokhara due to combination of natural beauty, cultural immersion, organic farming, and sustainable practices. The Pokhara village is surrounded by lush green fields, terraced farms, and traditional farming practices create a picturesque setting that appeals to hikers and nature enthusiasts. These agro firms provide a unique opportunity to experience the authentic rural life of Nepal. Many of these agro firms practice organic farming methods, cultivating a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Hikers who are conscious of sustainable travel are attracted to these initiatives and appreciate the efforts made by these firms. 

Major day hiking route in Pokhara 

Sagrangkot –Naudanda hiking

One of the most well-known day hikes in the Pokhara Valley is the Sarangkot-Naudanda trip. In addition to hiking, this location is well known for paragliding, zip lining, cycling, and sunrise views of the Annapurna range. Sarangkot is the most popular site for Paragliding take-off and sunrise views. Naudanda is a small village located on a ridge, offering panoramic views of the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges, as well as the Pokhara Valley. Sarangkot to Naudanda day hike offers a blend of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and stunning viewpoints, making it a popular choice for hikers and nature enthusiasts visiting the Pokhara region. 

The Sarangkot- Naudanda hike typically starts from Sarangkot, which is a popular hill station located about 5km west of Pokhara. The trail from Sarangkot to Naudanda takes you through lush green forests, terraced fields, and charming villages along the way, providing an authentic rural experience. You can observe traditional farming practices, see local houses and lifestyles, and gain insights into the rural way of life. The hike concludes at Naudanda where you can spend some time enjoying the picturesque scenery, taking photographs, and relaxing before heading back to Pokhara. 

Phewa Lake- Pumdikot

A day hike from Phewa Lake to Pumdikot is a fantastic way to explore the area and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. The hike usually starts from the lakeside area of Pokhara and takes you through lush forests, terraced fields, and small villages. As you ascend towards Pumdikot, you will be rewarded with increasingly stunning views. The hikes to Pumdikot are relatively moderate in difficulty, but it does involve uphill selections and uneven terrain, so a reasonable level of fitness is recommended. 

Once you reach Pumdikot, you can take in the panoramic views of Phewa Lake, Pokhara City, and the surrounding mountains, including the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The day hike in Pokhara from Phewa Lake to Pumdikot offers a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in nature, enjoy stunning views, and experience the beauty of the Pokhara region. 

Australian Camp

Australian Camp hike is the greatest one-day hike in Pokhara. Australian camp-1 day walk in Pokhara offers the greatest views of the Himalayas at sunrise and sunset. A day hike from Pokhara to Australian Camp begins from Kande after a short drive from the Pokhara followed by a short climb through the lush forest to Australian Camp. You can get an amazing view of the Himalayas in its entire splendor by going on an Australian camping trip. From sunrise to sunset, the colors will continue to change, providing the most breathtaking views. Along the way, you’ll hike through wooded areas, alongside slopes, and through mountain communities where you’ll stop for lunch and refreshments. 

Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Himchuli and Pokhara valley as we climb down to Phedi via the charming Dhampus town and then take the drive back to Pokhara. Australian camp day trek in Pokhara offers a breathtaking view of the mountains as well as a chance to explore country life. Every day of the year, with the exception of the rainy season, Australian day hiking is possible from Pokhara.

Dhampus hiking 

Dhampus Day hiking is a fantastic choice, if you’re searching for a quick way to enjoy hiking while taking in beautiful mountain views. During sunrise time, one can enjoy the amazing views over the Annapurna and Ganesh Himal. The main draws of a one-day hike from Pokhara to Dhampus also include the locals, their way of life, and their warm welcome. The hike provides amazing views of the Himchuli, Fishtail, Annapurna, and other snow-capped peaks. 

This day hike in Pokhara that takes you to Dhampus offers stunning views of the Himalayan Range and a sample of what Nepal has to offer in terms of hiking. All levels of hikers can participate in this day trip. Normally, we begin at eight in the morning, but we can adjust the schedule to suit your needs. We will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to the beginning of our climb to Naudanda or Hemja. You will be driven back to your accommodation after our Phedi return.

Astam Village

Astam Village Hike would be an excellent way to discover mountain settlements and take in the best vistas of the Himalayas. Astam village is well-known for its Himalayan sunrise and sunset views. Astam is the ideal place for a day hike which offers panoramic views of Mountain ranges including Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna I, and Annapurna IV. Visitors can experience rural Nepali village life in the traditional style at Astam Village. 

On this, a day hike in Pokhara takes you to Astam Village. Astam Village hike is ideal and is suitable for all age groups. Astam Villa hike usually starts by using a vehicle service up to the hike trailhead. Through towns and woodlands, you climb toward Astam Village. It takes 3 hours to reach Astam Village with enjoying the Annapurna Mountain range. Your hike then begins to descend toward the highway, where your driver will transport you back to your Pokhara. 

Begnas-Kalikasthan

The day from Begnas Lake to Kalikasthan is another popular trekking route in the Pokhara. Begnas Lake to Kalikasthan day hike offers a combination of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and stunning viewpoints, making it a popular choice for hikers who wants to explore the Pokhara region. The distance between Begnas Lake to Kalikasthan is approximately 10 kilometers which usually takes around 4-5 hours to complete the hike. Begnas Lake is known for its serene atmosphere, scenic surroundings, and views of the Annapurna Mountain ranges. 

The one-day hike in Pokhara typically starts from Begnas Lake. The trail from Begnas Lake to Kalikasthan offers stunning views of the Himalayan peaks, including the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges, as well as panoramic views of the surrounding hills and valleys. You’ll pass through terraced fields, charming villages, and forests with diverse flora and fauna. The hike takes you to Kalikasthan, which is a hilltop village located at an elevation of around 1370 meters. Kalikasthan offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna Mountain ranges, as well as the Pokhara Valley. You can spend quality time enjoying the scenic beauty, capturing photographs, and relaxing before descending back to Begnas Lake.

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Typical day 

A typical day of hiking in Pokhara starts by preparing yourself by having a hearty breakfast and gathering all the necessary items for the hike. Depending on the hiking trail you choose, our company arranged the transportation service which take you to the starting point. You can enjoy the scenic journey as you make your way to the hiking location. Once you arrive at the starting point, your hike begins following the trail makers or directions provider. 

As you hike, immerse yourself in the natural beauty surrounding you and enjoy the lush greenery, mountains, forests, lakes, and other scenic vistas that Pokhara has to offers. Take breaks along the way to rest, appreciate the surroundings, and capture memorable photographs. Depending on the hiking trail, you may encounter local village or communities along the route. You can take the opportunity to interact with them, learn about their culture, and observe their way of life. 

Many hiking trails near Pokhara include small tea houses, cafes, or rest areas where you may stop for a break, relax, and reenergize yourself before continuing the hike. These places provide snacks, drinks, and an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate. Your hike may lead you to a viewpoint, waterfall, lake, or any village. Reach your designated destination and take time to soak in the experience. Enjoy the panoramic views, explore the surroundings, and engage in activities specific to that location. 

After spending time at the destination on a day hiking around Pokhara, begin your descent following the same trial or alternative route depending on the hiking trail and your preference. Once you back to Pokhara, we’ll drop you to your respective hotel.

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