Pokhara is Nepal's trekking gateway to the Annapurna's with plenty of short hiking options for individual travelers as well as families with kids. Select one of our exciting short hike from the itinerary section. In Pokhara you can experience the best in trekking, boating, hiking, pony rides, paragliding or simply relax at one of the lakes near the city with the stunning Annapurna mountain range at the background.
There are many activities to do in the city like, short hike to Sarangkot is highly recommended, which offers the magnificent sight of the sunset, sunrise, and of the whole city beneath. Davis Waterfall, a sublime waterfall in the city is another excursion not to be missed. Pokhara has also developed as an adventure destination in the last decade, offering everything from ultralight flying to paragliding, and from skydiving and ziplining to bungee jumping, Pokhara is a complete holiday package for a perfect vacation.
Naudanda (1443m) – day hike - 6/7 hours
Follow the trail to Sarankot and walk further on the Kaski ridge to Naudanda. It is a large Gurung village, which has become important junction for travelers. There are several lodges and teahouses. The walk along the ridge is a nice and easy all the way to Naudanda. You can see beautiful view of Phewa lake and Pokhara City to the south. Drive back to Pokhara. There is superb view of Annapurna range, particularly Machapuchare (Fishtail peak).
Sarankot (1610m) – day hike - 5/6 hours
It is the closest viewpoint near Pokhara city. The drive to Bindabasini temple is about 10 minutes from the lake area where most tourist hotels are located. The track is along the road that starts from the temple and goes half way to the top. The ridge top is about 3-hour uphill walk. From the end of the road it is about an hour walk. There is a view tower at the top and few teashops for refreshment. We hike back to Pokhara the same day.
Kahun Danda - Day hike - 5/6 hours
It is another enchanting hill north of Pokhara and takes about two and a half hours to reach from Mahendrapul downtown. The trail starts acrossing the newly built bridge at Seti Power house (Narayanthan) and from near the army barrck at Phulbari accross Mahendrapul and climbs slowly up a slope. The essential view from top of this hill is the panoramic view of Annapurna range and the flat span of Pokhara valley.
Dhampus (1,770m)- day hike - 6/7 hours
A very scenic drive of about 30 minutes takes you past Pokhara to where you start your day hike, this place is called Phedi. You ascend through beautiful farmland as you make your way to the village of Dhampus. There are absolutely stunning views of Machapuchare, made all the more beautiful by the rural scene in front of fields of corn and wheat, small villages and women in brightly coloured saris. Trek further to Kande which is about one and half hour where transport would be waiting, tranfer to hotel at Pokhara (45 minutes).
World Peace Stupa – day hike - 3 hours or 6/7 hours
It is Located on a hill just above the famous lake Fewa facing Mount Fishtail. It is one of the tourist attractions in Pokhara which is built recently. The Stupa offers a great place to see the sun set over Pokhara and panoramic himalaya of Annapurna and Fishtail. It can be accessed by hiring a boat and rowing across the lake and climbing for about 20 minutes, or by trekking from the road that passes Devi Falls. Depending upon your requirement, this trip can be done in half day to full day excursion.
Private arrangement trek cost:
1 pax: US$60 per person
2 pax: US$50 per person
3-5pax US$40 per person
6-9 pax US$35 per person
10-15pax US$30 per person
Departures:any time upon request.
01: Trek Guide
03: Local public transporation
Cost does not include:
01: Private Transportation
02: Any expenses that are not specified
Paragliding in Pokhara
We offer tandem flights throughout the year, and courses, training and guiding over the winter months. The main area for paragliding is Sarangkot in the Pokhara valley, a site that offers spectacular views of three Annapurnas, Machapuchare, Daulaghiri, Manaslu and many others smaller peaks. The flight happens daily except during the mooson season (June to August).
Best time to fly in Nepal : Mid Sept to May.
US$ 140 per person
Cost includes: Hotel accommodation 1 night on BB, paragliding from Sarankot, all internal transfers and one airport pickup if required.
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- Price : USD 35
- Destinations : Annapurna Foothill
- Max Elevation : 2100
- Weather : Spring and Autumn time is best to explore
- Trip Duration : 1 day
- Trip Grade : Easy
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