Pokhara City and Around

ACTIVITIES AROUND POKHARA

Short Treks from Pokhara:

1)   Ridgeline Trek (Nirmal Pokhari- Bharat Pokharai – Kristi / 2-3 days)
This 2-3 days short trek from Natural beauty city pokhara provides opportunity of exploring Culture and life style of the Villagers around pokhara, this trek lies on the southern ridge of Pokhara valley.  We can see whole pokhara valley, snaky view of rivers, lakes, terraces of mid-hills & Beautiful view of Mountain range from Mt.Dhaulagiri ,Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail to Mt. Manaslu.  The maximum altitude of this trek is 1114 m so it is suitable for the persons who want to take experience of Vaillge in Nepal on short visit with natural beauty. The view point of Nirmal pokhari is also known as Pokhara view tower which offeres view of entire pokhara valley and lakes with long Himalaya range. This trail is well known as orange hiking and have coffee gardens aorund the village. There is only basic accommodation and Home stay around the village.

2)   Millennium Trek ( Dhorphirdi-Majhkot – Manakamana / 5 to 8 Days)
Millennium Trek lies south form Natural beauty city pokhara; we can extend this trek 5 to 8 days. The trekking has maximum altitude 1279 M having nice experience of culture, life style,tradition and village settlements with beautiful natural views of green hills and vegetation. This region is ethnically diverse and culturally very rich. The local t-house or guest house provides accommodation and organic meals form their own field.
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Machhapuchhre Model Trek ( 3 to 8 days)
Machhapuchhre Model trek lies north from Pokhara city and covers different villages north from Natural beauty city pokhara. This trekking offers beautiful mountain views, different types of vegetation, Landscape of green hills, forests and scenic beauty of streams. The region is rich on local culture and traditions. The trekking days can be arranged accordingly to holidays of trekkers as we have different options form 3 Days to 8 days for this region. The trail has maximum altitude 3682 M from where we can get panoramic views of Himalaya. It also have possibility of Bird watching, fishing and more.
4) Sikles Trek ( 3 to 6 days)
Sikles village lies on north east from Pokhara. After 30 Minute drives from Pokhara the treks starts to Sikles Village. This village is second largest Gurung village in this region so we get very unique culture of ethnic Gurung of West Nepal. This trek provides experience Culture Nature, lifestyle of local peoples and beautiful views of Annapurna II and Lanjung Himal.This is a spectacular short trek with variety of terrain form Low land to high green hills with different types of vegetation. This trek can be extended from 3 days to 6 days according to your holiday.
5) Panchase Trek ( 4- 5 Days Trek)
Panchase Trek easy & short trek starts form Pokhara. The mild trekking area lies south western green hills of pokhara valley offers beautiful view of western Himalaya range & Pokhara Valley. This trek can classify as the spiritual trek due to nature of camps, trekking trials & Importance of "Panchase Pilgrimage" above the panchase bhyanjang. one of the non-tourist areas from where we drive you to a beautiful city Pokhara to experience its natural beauty and the panoramic views of over 8000 meter high Mt. Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri. Always twinkling view of Machhapuchhre (fishtail) is another attraction. The trek to Panchase hill is new destination for those who are looking for something different, less touristy and easy for walking. It is an ideal trip for those who have a short time and like to combine cultural sites of that region. Few places in the world have such a splendid variety of natural beauty as the Annapurna region. It is a rare combination of long arrays of snow-capped peaks, crystal clear lakes, and turbulent rivers with deep gorges, Tibetan monasteries, hot-springs, and picturesque villages, inhabited by simple and friendly ethnic people.
6) Royal trek with Dipang Lake ( 4-5 days) – Max Altitude 1720 m
Royal trek starts form natural beauty city Pokhara after one hour drive till Bagnas Lake. The name of trek named after prince Charles of Great Britain first trekked in 1980. This trek can be extended to other ethnic village as per holiday of trekkers. The route provides basic accommodation with organic meals also possible for home stay as per request. The trekking provides the experience of Nature, culture and tradition of locals; obviously we get nice view of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain range with green hill and mid hill vegetation. This area is suitable for all age groups and the research scholars for Botany and Zoology as we get 28 species of birds which can be seen on single day.
7) Around Manang ( 3-5 days)- Max altitude 4920m
The short trekking can be arranged from Manang to different villages around Manang. If trekkers want to add adventure we can provide program to reach Tilicho Lake which is alpine lake with altitude 4920m, the adventure after Tilicho Lake provides experience of High Mountain pass with wilderness camps for two nights. As other option Trekkers can visit Nar and Phu villages only with our Tilicho with spiritual Milarepa cave in Himalaya. This trek provides experience of Himalayan culture which is different than mid hill seems similar at highlanders from Tibet. If someone want to visit only villages around Manang there are different destinations on low land too.
8) Nyagi  village Trek ( 5-10 days) – Max altitude 3210m
Nyagi Village trek lies on North West form Pokhara, covers ethnic villages of Magars and pun below Annapurna Himalaya range. The trekking trail provides experience of Different vegetation, culture and tradition of locals with panoramic Mountain View of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu. There are basic guest house for accommodation with meals in village, also possible to provide home stay up on request.

HOME STAY AND VILLAGE TOURISM AROUND POKHARA

1) Sirubari ( 2003 M)
Sirubari is 56 KM south from Pokhara city. This is well managed cultural village having home stay facilities. We can drive direct from Pokhara to village and stay overnight at home say with local meals. They arrange cultural program and other activities, which will be new experience for all visitors. The village also provides panoramic view of long Himalaya range. This is the first village on SAARC countries which is managed by village development committee to accommodate travelers on home stay and awarded by PATA for good hospitality. 

2) Ghalegaun ( 2016M)
Ghalegaun is situated 116 Km north from Pokhara and takes around 6 hours by drive. This is ethnic Gurung and ghale gaun with 130 houses and has their own culture and tradition. This exploration will provide you all types of local experience naturally and culturally. The farms of Bee hives, tea farms, local cattle’s and agriculture make identity of this cultural village. Many travelers want to make honey hunting as endemic tourism in this area which is unique activities at this place.  Naturally it is decorated by waterfalls, green forests, green hills and beautiful view of Himalaya range.

3) Bhujung
Bhujung village is situated 40 KM north east from Pokhara and 2 hours from Ghalegaun, It is ethnic Gurung village with rich cultures. There are total 450 houses in village and have almost same local design. This village also provides magnificent view of Green Hills and Himalaya range of Annapurna range.

4) Barpak ( Gorkha)
Barpak, mostly inhibited by British ex-army men is also known as the village of the Capt. Gaje Ghale - the first Nepali to be honored with Victoria Cross. The majority of the residents of Barpak belong to Gurung and Ghale with their original, alive and pristine traditions, culture and festivals.

The Manaslu trek is popular as it takes you on a moderate trekking, historical tour, pilgrimage tour, agro tourism and community based home stay. However, villages en route provide an insight into the real beauty of Himalayas. Barpak lies along the trekking route to Manaslu. It is situated at an altitude of 1900 meters above sea level to 45 km north from Gorkha Bazaar. Barpak was ruled by Ghale King before unification of the nation.

Well preserved, Barpak today invites travelers to experience its unique offerings: rich culture, mountain views and hiking to name a few. Barpak is tantalizing and yet remains undiscovered.

Barpak has retained its age-old cultural attributes and a Ghale architecture that reminds of old Kathmandu valley

HIKING AROUND POKHARA

  1. Naudanda – Kaskikot – Dhukur - Pokhari: It is 15 KM west from Pokhara takes 2-3 Hours from Sarangkot. It has maximum elevation 1500m. The views of green hills, Mountains, Fewa Lake, pokhara city, Valleys, Ancient ruins are the main attraction of this place.
  2. Kahun Hill: It is 6 KM north form city takes 2 Hours drive. Maximum elevation of this place is 1442 m from where we can get nice view of Seti River, Pokhara valley and Sun rise. We can experience rural Life around pokhara.
  3. Kalikasthan: It lies on 10KM North West from Pokhara and connected by road. Maximum elevation of this place is 1500m which provides nice view of 360 degree views of Himalaya, green hills, Tarrace and 7 Lakes.
  4. Sundari Danda: It is small beautiful hillock between Begnas and Rupa Lake lies 15 KM east from Pokhara city. It provides experience of rural settlements, nice vegetation and biodiversity. It is also nice site to observe birds and butterflies.
  5. Phocksing: Phocking is 6 KM south form Pokhara have maximum altitude 835 M provides excellent Mountain View of long Himalaya range from Dhaulagiri to Mt. Manaslu, Pokhara valley and Fewa Lake.
  6. Bhalam: Bhalam is 5 km north from Pokhara city having maximum altitude 1000 M. It is easy hiking with good view of streams and rivers. It is also spiritual place for all Hindus which has harihar cave and Temples.
  7. Batulechour: Batulechour is 5 KM north from Pokhara with maximum altitude 900 m, it is unique village where settlement
  8. Armalakot: Armalakot is 9 KM north from Pokhara city having maximum altitude 1430 M. It is also spiritual destination having temple on top of hill. It has rural and ethnic Gurung settlement. It has great view of pokhara city and entire valley.
  9. Bhadaure – Tamagi: Bhadaure lies 18 KM west from Pokhara city having maximum altitude 1530 M having ethnic Gurung settlement.Bhadaure danda has great view of Annapurna Himalaya range.
  10. Hemja: Hemja is near to Pokhara city having Tibetan village and agricultural land, it is near destination from pokhara to explore village.
  11. Australian Camp: Australian camp lies on 25 KM northwest fork Pokhara city having altitude 2220m. The hiking starts after 40 Minute drives from Pokhara to Kande than climb up to top “Australian Camp” takes another one hour. The views of mountains and green hills from Australian camp if different experience than other places .We will enjoy with Sunset view over the Himalayas in the evening.
  12. Dhampus: Dhampus lies 22 KM northwest from Pokhara having altitude 1650 M. Dhampus is ethnic village situated North West form Pokhara, it is also one of the gateways to Annapurna trek.  The trekking to Dhampus village begins from Phedi which is 30 minute drive from Pokhara. It takes around 2 and half hours to reach Dhampus from Phedi. The trail continues through magnificent rhododendron forest nesting various species of birds to the village of Chandrakot, inhabited by the warm-hearted and hospitable Gurung People. In terms of climbing technicalities, it is an easy mountain to ascend. The overwhelming altitude differences between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges make Dhampus peak a very vantage spot to observe the mountains with Tukuche Peak 6920m and Dhaulagiri 8167m spectacularly close to you. When you emerge from the forest and reach Dhampus, you will be able to marvel at exceptional view of massive Mt. Machhapuchhare. Popularly known as Fishtail Mountain 6900m for its peak resemble the shape of fish’s tail. From Dhampus one can also grab the exceptional view of Pokhara and the scenery gets even better as the sun goes down
  13. Naudanda – Lumle – Changdakot: Naudanda, lumle and Chandrakot are villages lies northwest from Pokhara city having good road drive. We can get beautiful mountain views of Annapurna region, Pokhara city, Fewa Lake and Pokhara valley. We get real view of Mt. Fishtail from these all places.
  14. Mattikhan Hill: Mattikhan hill lies south from pokhara city having maximum altitude 1543 M. We get nice mountain views with view of Pokhara valley. It has mixed culture which experiences the rural lifestyle around Pokhara city.

SPIRITUAL HIKE AROUND POKHARA

  1. World peace pagoda
  2. Matepani ( Buddish monastery)
  3. Panchase Hill ( Shiva temple with holy lake)
  4. Bhalam ( Harihar Cave and Temples)

SIGHTSEEING TOUR AROUND POKHARA:

Half day sightseeing Tour:

World Peace Stupa, Phewa lake,Kedareshwor Temple,Merteri park,Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave,Davi’s Fall,Tibeten Handicraft center, International Mountain Museum.

Full day Pokhara Sightseeing tour:

Sunrise from Sarangkot with breakfast,Gurkha Memorial Museum, Bindabasini Temple,Seti Gorge,K.I Singh Bridge, Old Bazar,Mahendra cave,Bat’s cave,Annapurna Museum, Regional Museum, International Mountain Museum,Davi’s Fall, Fewa Lake.

ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES AROUND POKHARA

Paragliding/ Temdem Flights/ Motor Biking/ Boating/ Ultra Light Flight/ Golf/ Pony Riding/ Zip Flyer/ Rafting

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