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15 Best Pokhara trekking places

 
  • If you are looking for some scenic excursions you should try Pokhara trekking. It will leave you completely drenched with a lot of popular trekking points. Some of these points include Poon Hill, Annapurna Base Camp, Royal Trek and Mardi Himal Trek too. It is also one of the best opportunity to surround yourself with the best Himalayan peaks.

    You can have some of the best mountain views in the month of March, April, October and November when the mountains are covered with snow making them look truly beautiful. Pokhara features some short treks too which makes it easier for trekkers who are trying it for the first time.

    Here are some of the best Pokhara trekking places:

  • 01Dhampus Trek

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    A classic trek in Nepal, Dhampus Trek covers scenic beauty and gives you the opportunity to a land that’s inhabited with such wide diversity of people. The spectacular scenery in the background, the stunning Mt. Mchhapuchare range makes the small trek quite rewarding experience.

      

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    Highlights:The Dhampus Trek follows short stretch of woods, perfect for those who would like to discover nature. The mountain view point is completed with the views of ethnic Gurung Village. The trip, which begins for Kathmandu usually follows a hike to Sarankot hilltop and then panoramic views of Annapurna range.

    Location: Dhampus Village.

    Things to keep in mind
    :While the trek is short and easy, it is recommended that travelers carry their water bottles, come with right kind of equipment and gear. Don’t forget to carry sunglasses as well as winter clothing with lots of sunscreen as trekking can lead to sunburns.
  • 02Royal Trek

    A short trek that follows a shrub like path, Royal Trek is all about rediscovering the beauty of nature. The trek is called Royal Trek as the trail was explored by Prince Charles of United Kingdom in the early 80s. The place offers meaningful opportunities for discovering a diverse mix of peoples and culture that live in this region.



    Highlights:The eloquent beauty of this trek and the stunning Gurung hamlets are the Highlights of this trek. The true picture of unique Nepal beauty is visible through the place. Compared to other treks in the region, this trekking trail is relatively uncrowded and recommended for beginners.

    Location
    : Pokhara.

    Things to keep in mind
    :This particular trek doesn’t require a high level of professional trekking equipment. However, you should carry warm socks, fleece jackets and wind-protecting equipment with trekking poles to walk easily through the trail.
  • 03Jomsom & Muktinath

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    A classic lodge trek in Mustang region, this trek is arguably a life changer! The initial days of the trek are all about discovering the world of Nepal, exploring its scenic beauty and enjoying the cultural experiences that the place has to offer.

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    Highlights
    :During this trek, you will initially ascend through the villages where indigenous people live and move through the rice terraces of the area. The grandeur of natural hot springs in the area, the holy pilgrimage centers and the sacred temple with 108 waterfalls will mesmerize you. That’s why this tour goes beyond natural beauty of Nepal to fully enchant your senses. It here that you will also discover the ancient traditions still in practice. 

    Location
    : Pokhara.

    Things to keep in mind
    :Ensure that you check the weather in the area. Always carry a large daypack, which is light but filled with items like extra pair of hiking socks, fleece jacket, water bottles and other options.
  • 04Annapurna Circuit

    Sometimes, you don’t just trek for the physical activity or the adventure, but you trek for an experience- the one that can be narrated to everyone around you. This is one such trek. Annapurna Circuit is a popular trek, with the route varying from 160-230 kilometer depending on the transportation and the road taken.



    Highlights
    :This route takes you through the edge of Tibetan Plateau, which is a mind-boggling experience. You also get to go through Thorung La Pass, where the trek rises to the altitude of 5400 meters. The climate zones change dramatically. The trek usually takes 15-20 days.

    Location
    : Kathmandu/Pokhara.

    Things to keep in mind
    :Annapurna Circuit Weather is prone to changes. So, ensure that you observe the weather, check for updates on the climate before leaving. Carrying professional level trekking equipment and a large daypack is recommended as well.
  • 05Annapurna Base Camp

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    If you are ready to embark on an adventure, if you are ready to take a step ahead in trekking, then the Annapurna Base Camp is the right option for you. The trek is recommended for those who have already handled moderate difficulty trek, as the steep trek, with difficult walking trails is meant for experienced trek lovers.

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    Highlights:Sheltered from storms and unaffected, the trek takes about 7-10 days depending on the option you take. The domineering peaks of Annapurna and Fishtail are visible during this summit. The paths are stunningly beautiful. The mossy jungles and snow-speckled expanses at this place and the gorgeous sunlight will melt your heart.

    Location: Pokhara.

    Things to keep in mind
    :This trek is considered moderate to difficult. So, know the weather before embarking on the trek and don’t forget to carry an extra pair of hiking boots and socks. Make sure you have a wind-protective sleeping bag.
  • 06The Begnas Hiking

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    On a cold morning, the Begnas hiking can bring warmth to your heart! One of the most popular hiking trails in the country, this place is well known for its lakes and stunning seal trees. The forests here are perfect for short breaks and walks, whereas the view of hillsides is simply breathtaking.

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     Highlights:This particular trek has open meadows, Sundari Danda ridge and small lakes that you would love to experience. The old schools and older buildings in the region make up for an interesting discovery.

    Location
    : Pokhara.

    Things to keep in mind
    :The trek is short, but you are recommended to carry the right kind of items with you. Don’t forget to carry fleece jackets, hiking shoes and socks to prevent cold from getting through your feet. Carry small first aid box, a reusable water bottle and sleeping bag if you plan on staying in for the night.
  • 07 Trekking from Pokhara to Ghandruk via Landruk Village

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    An embodiment of the true culture of Nepal is reflected in this trek. Ghandruk, one of the most beautiful villages in Nepal opens its arms and welcomes you to a world where you can truly discover the beauty of this small, mountainous, landlocked country. The trek entices you with its rich views and culture.

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    Highlights
    :This short trek offers an introduction to trekking and opens you to the exotic beauty of Nepal. The sacred mountain trek is beautiful and takes you through the ornate village of Landruk, while giving you a chance to discover the conservation work being carried out at this place.

    Location
    : Pokhara.

    Things to keep in mind
    :This trek is for conservation and eco-friendly people. It is recommended that you don’t bring anything to the trek which can lead to disturbances in the ecology of this place. Carry reusable, recyclable items and sunscreen.
  • 08Pokhara Trek To Australian Base Camp

    Enjoy hot breakfast in Pokhara and then embark to the Kande, where you will begin your short trek to Australian Base Camp. The 1-2 day tour will take you to the beautiful hill top that has striking natural views of Nepal. The trail here is steep, but it is all rewarding. The majestic views make the physical discomfort feel better!



    Highlights:The trek goes beyond mountain beauty and scenic wonders. The village itself near the base is quite attractive and you will be surprised to see a stunning amount of slate roofed houses here. Meet people, talk to them and discover the culture of Nepal while the natural beauty works as a backdrop.

    Location
    : Kande.

    Things to keep in mind
    :This is a short trek and you don’t have to carry a number of options. However, don’t forget to carry disposable or non-disposable water bottles, a small first-aid kit and a sleeping bag.
  • 09Trek From Pokhara To Sarangkot

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    Some of the greatest views of the Annapurna Himalayan Mountain Range can be seen here. The white clad mountains appear to be dressed in pink early in the morning, while an orange shadow casts upon them at the dusk.

    Highlights
    :The trek is designed to be short and sweet, with steady climbs so that even the introductory level trekkers can enjoy it. The trek also follows through a non-descript village, where anyone can experience cultural joys of meeting new people or they can get permission to enjoy paragliding and similar activities.

    Location
    : Pokhara.

    Things to keep in mind
    :Booking a tour may seem easy. And it is. But before leaving, make sure that you check out the weather in Nepal. If it is cold and windy, ensure that you get torches, right clothing equipment, hiking shoes and socks. Bring snacks with you and carry water bottles. Carry daypacks and sleeping bags as well.
  • 10Trek To Ghorepani Hill

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    Experience stunning views of the Annapurna range. Enjoy eating hearty meals during this introductory trek. If you are interested in doing a safe, beginner’s level trek, then this oddly comfortable trek is the right option for you.

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    Highlights:The trek usually takes 2-5 days, depending on the tour you decide to go with. The energizing fresh mountains and the enthralling natural beauty of dramatic Annapurna range will cast an impression on your mind. The leisurely trip will also involve a cultural exchange, giving travelers the opportunity to meet and greet people from Nepali. The trek usually begins from Poon Hill and provides you a chance to discover Lake City of Pokhara.

    Location: Poon Hill.

    Things to keep in mind
    : For this trek, don’t forget to take trekking boots and hiking socks with you. The temperatures can drop sometimes and therefore, carrying a fleece jacket, with a wind-protector is an ideal option.
  • 11Trek To Banthati

    If you are searching for something incredible, then trek to Banthati is an option an you. The backpacking trip usually involves a number of other destiantions, including Ulleri, Banthanti and Nangathanti. The treks can be anywhere from 4 days to 10 days long.

    Highlights
    :The sun rises quickly in this place, which makes it easier to explore the panoramic views. Apart from the trek, you can enjoy buying artistic products, beautiful handmade jewelry at the place. The trek is pleasant, with pure spring water, stacked stones and plunge pools right by your side.

    Location: Ulleri.

    Things to keep in mind:Since this trek tends to long and moderately difficult, you need to get comprehensive gear for the trek. This includes carrying walking boots and a day pack. You might even need to have sleeping bags, first-aid box and water bottles with you. Don’t forget to carry safety equipment.
  • 12Trek To Landruk

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    Enjoy panoramic, spectacular views of the valley with the Landruk Trek. The trek usually starts from Ghandruk Village or the River Camp, depending on the option of the tour that’s chosen. This particular trek offers some incredible nature views that will leave an indelible imprint on the heart.

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    Highlights:When the fog is lifted in the region, you will experience a nature rendezvous that you wouldn’t have imagined before. The small clearing, nestled with the forests and incredible mountains is a must have. The Landruk village itself has farming terraces that will instantly capture your heart.

    Location
    : Ghandruk Village.

    Things to keep in mind
    :This is a moderate trek that can be undertaken by beginners and trek lovers alike. Just ensure that you don’t carry items that cannot be disposed easily or could harm the environment. Don’t forget to carry sunglasses and sunscreen along with water bottles.
  • 13Trek To Pothana

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    Trekking is quite an adventure, especially in the mountains and hills of Nepal. One such trek is the trek to Pothana, where you can enjoy glimpse of the luxurious white clad mountains and experience the sky so close to your head.

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    Highlights:The jungles near Pothana offer such a unique trekking experience. The place is a habitat for wonderful wild animals, birds and butterflies. It is a paradise for trek lovers. What’s more is that the place has a diverse range of population and their enthusiasm to meet and greet people will warm your heart.

    Location: Pokhara city.

    Things to keep in mind
    :Foreigners should get permission from relevant government authorities for this trek. However, if you are travelling with a tour group, you wouldn’t need such permissions. Make sure that you carry trekking poles, binoculars, wash towels and eco-friendly water bottles. Don’t forget to have a sanitizer with you.
  • 14Ghandruk Cultural Trek

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    Sometimes, a trek goes beyond the natural beauty of a place to capture the cultural aspects of a region. And that’s what Ghandruk Cultural Trek is all about. The stunning trek gives you an opportunity to romance with the cultural and natural scenery of Ghandruk, where you can walk through the ridges, villages and forests.

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    Highlights: The place is full of Gurung inhabitants, who are friendly, warm people with their own unique culture. The opportunity to eat, drink and meet these people itself is a wonderful, once in a lifetime event.

    Location: Ghandruk town.

    Things to keep in mind
    :This cultural trek is easy. However, you have to keep in mind that you get a fleece jacket with a wind-stopper for this trek. Don’t forget scarves and sun-hat. Carry a basic first aid kit, a day pack, trekking poles and hiking socks for the trek. Stay safe with thermal bottoms.
  • 15Siklish Trek

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    An alternative trekking route for beginners and introductory trekkers, this particular trek takes one through the corners of Annapurna Conservation Area. If you are an ecology enthusiast or a nature lover, then this trek is particularly designed for you. The trek takes you through the beautiful Begnas Taal along with the paths ascending gently and steadily uphill, making it is easier for introductory trekkers to enjoy learning the art of trekking.

    Highlights
    :The highlight of this trek is the routes. They are easy for beginners and the homeland of Himalayas opens its arms to give trekkers an opportunity to explore.

    Location
    : Pokhara.

    Things to keep in mind
    :The relatively easy trek is an alternate route for Royal Trekkers. For this trek, carry warm clothing and trekking poles for easy to trekking. At the same time, don’t forget to carry reusable water bottles along with sunscreen and sunglasses.