Phewa Lake Pumdikot Day Hike

Duration

1 day

Country

Nepal

Activity

Hiking

Accomodation

Best Season

All season

Cost

$80

Meals

Lunch

Trip Highlight:

  • Phewa Lake is surrounded by lush green hills and offers a peaceful atmosphere. 
  • Take some time to enjoy the beauty of the lake before starting your hike. 
  • Rewarded with stunning views of the Pokhara Valley which is surrounded by picturesque hills and terraced farmland, creating a beautiful landscape. 
  • Breathtaking views of the Himalayan Mountain range including Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and others. 
  • The vibrant colors of the flowers add to the beauty of the surroundings as you’ll be greeted by blooming rhododendron flowers.
  • Explore the tallest and biggest statue of Lord Shiva.

Overview:

Phewa Lake to Pumdikot day hike is one of the most popular activity in Pokhara, which is situated. Pumdikot is situated 1600 meters above sea level. From the center of Pokhara, this well-known site is approximately 8 kilometers away. The duration of the hike can vary depending on your fitness level and pace, but it generally takes around 3 to 4 hours to complete. 

Phewa Lake to Pumdikot hike takes you to a gigantic statue of Lord Shiva which is 51-foot-tall. In the theme park, the statue is on top of a huge dome. Similarly, the temple is 108 feet tall overall. The same goes for the neighboring theme park, which offers a lovely garden and a 108-step staircase ascending to the Shiva Statue.

The view from the theme park is quite magnificent. You can also travel here if you want to escape the bustle of the city. The Shiva Damaru is another important landmark of the location, much like the Shiva statue. The Shiva Damaru at Pumdikot is regarded as the largest in Asia, which is the most essential fact. 

Pumdikot Village is a typical Nepalese village where tourists can enjoy and explore the depth of nature and natural beauty. Mountains, lakes, and other scenic features are all around it. Similarly, to this, after spending around 6 hours hiking to arrive at Pumdikot, you get to enjoy the beautiful vista of Pokhara and the snow-capped mountains.

The hike from Pokhara to Pumdikot is considered moderately challenging. There are some steep sections along the trail, so it’s advisable to have a moderate level of fitness and be prepared for an uphill climb. One of the highlights of this hike is the panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountain range. On a clear day, you can see peaks including Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri. Pumdikot also offers a breathtaking view of Pokhara City and Phewa Lake. 

One-day hike Phewa lake to Pumdikot starts with exploring Phewa Lake. From there you’ll need to head west towards Shanti Stupa by private vehicle. Once you reach Shanti Stupa, you’ll start ascending towards Pumdikot. The trail offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges, as well as the view of the Pokhara Valley. The path is well-marked, and you’ll pass through forests and open fields along the way. 

After several hours of hiking, you’ll eventually arrive at Pumdikot, a viewpoint located at an elevation of 1450 meters. Pumdikot offers breathtaking vistas of Pokhara Valley Phewa Lake, and the Annapurna range. Once you have enjoyed the view from Pumdikot, you can retrace your step back to the trailhead near the Peace Temple. Then you’ll drive back to Pokhara.

A typical day Phewa Lake Pumdikot Day Hike 

A typical day on the Phewa Lake to Pumdikot hike offers a delightful blend of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and physical activity. Start your day early with a hearty breakfast in Lakeside, the bustling tourist area of Pokhara near Phewa Lake. Then you’ll take a boat ride at Phewa Lake which will take you up to the trailhead from where the actual hiking starts.

Begin your hike, following the well-marked trail as it gradually ascends through lush forests and terraced fields. On the way, you can enjoy the scenic views of Phewa Lake, Pokhara City, and surrounding Himalayan peaks as you ascend higher. You can take short breaks along the way to rest and hydrate while soaking in the natural beauty and tranquility of the surroundings. Engage in conversation with any natives you come across while hiking to learn more about their culture and way of life. You’ll explore the Shanti Stupa, and then continue your hike towards the Pumdikot. 

After ascending the hill, you are able to view the gigantic Pumdikot Shiva Statue that is immediately in front of you which is sitting on the gigantic dome. A three-story view tower is visible right next to the statue. A spectacular view over Pokhara city, Sarangkot, the World Peace Pagoda, and many lakes may be enjoyed by ascending the tower. You will make a lifelong memory at the viewpoint due to the stunning surroundings and mountains. After spending quality time in the Pumdikot, you’ll back to the Lakeside, Pokhara.

Itinerary:

Boat ride at Phewa Lake. Then visit the Talbarahi temple which is situated in the middle of Phewa Lake. After visiting Talbarahi temple, continue the boat ride to the starting point of the hike.

It takes about 15 minutes of boat ride at Phewa Lake to reach the hike starting point.

You’ll start the hike by heading uphill toward the World Peace Stupa Pagoda. The trail will take you through a peaceful forested area and offer beautiful views of Pokhara and Phewa Lake.

Around One hour’s walk from Phewa Lake, you’ll reach Peace Stupa and explore the area. The pagoda itself is a stunning structure with a panoramic view of the Annapurna range, Pokhara City, and the lake.

Head towards the Pumdikot. The trail will lead you through terraced fields, small villages, and lush green forests.  After approximately 45 min walk from the Peace Stupa, you’ll reach Pumdikot.

Then you’ll have lunch over here. You’ll stroll over the Pumdikot. It’s a viewpoint that offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges, as well as the Pokhara Valley.

Then you’ll head back to Shanti Stupa following the same route. From Shanti Stupa, you’ll drive back to Lakeside.

Include/Exclude

Included
  • Private vehicle transportation service to hiking routes. 
  • Experienced and License holder Guide.
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Excluded
  • Tips for guide
  • Personnel expenses

Food & Accomodation:

Food

During a day hike from Phewa Lake to Pumdikot, you may come across various food options along the way. As you hike through the trail, you may come across tea houses or small restaurants in the villages or along the path. These establishments often serve local Nepali cuisine, including dishes like dal bhat, momo, noodles, fried rice, and local curries. Only lunch is included on this Phewa Lake to Pumdikot day hike. So, from our company, we provide lunch only. If you want to have some fruits and sweets you can carry them by yourself.

Essential Info:

Equipment 

  • Backpack
  • Weather-appropriate clothes
  • Water
  • Food
  • Rain gear
  • Sun protection
  • Towel
  • Hiking Shoes
  • First aid kits

 

Guide service 

Our company offers a guide for the day hike between Phewa Lake and Pumdikot. We provide qualified, experienced hiking route experts who are familiar with the flora, fauna, cultural significance, and historical features of the area. With years of experience, our guides are knowledgeable about the entire route. A guide will provide all information regarding that area. We provide English-speaking guides. But if it’s possible, we might accommodate your request for a guide who speaks a different language. Customer safety is always highly prioritized during the hike. We ensure that every one of our guides is trained in first aid and emergency response, as well as having the equipment they need for any unforeseen situation.

Transportation 

For a day hike from Phewa Lake to Pumdikot, our company provides transfer service in a private vehicle.  While returning back from the World Shanti Stupa to Lakeside, you’ll transfer by private vehicle. We offer the best transportation service for your group. We provide drivers that are knowledgeable and skilled and vehicles that are well-maintained, clean, hygienic, and comfortable. You are carefully driven to your location by the driver.

 

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