Best Short Treks from Pokhara

  • Last Updated on Jun 27, 2022

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Pokhara, home to seven beautiful lakes, is consider as the most beautiful place for spending holidays in Nepal .The shadows of magnificent Himalayas displaying at the surface of the lakes is one of the things, you won't forget in your whole life time.

Pokhara is well known for wide range of recreational activities like city touring, sightseeing and other various short treks starting from Pokhara. In the some way, you can do activities like trekking and hiking in the northern part of Pokhara.

Similarly, Pokhara possesses lots of village around it, famous for unique Gurung culture and traditions. These village provides the remarkable time to the tourist, as it is reach is natural and cultural  beauties moreover, there are number of tourist destination near to Pokhara where you can go for the short treks moistly these tourist destinations provides mesmerizing Himalayan panoramas.

While trekking to these destinations, you will get to see wonderful views of mighty mountain like Annapurna, Dhaulagari, Fishtail and many others.

If you are planning to undertake these amazing light treks around Pokhara, have a look at the mentioned treks below these are simply amazing.

1: Siklesh Trek

Duration of Trek: 4 Days
Grade of Trek: Easy
Necessary Permits: TIMS and ACAP
Trekking Type: Teahouse and Camp trekking
Highest Altitude: 2700 (Tara Hill Top)
Starting and Ending Point: Bhujung Khola

Siklesh village is an outstanding trekking destination near to the central point of Annapurna conservation area .If you are a person, who gets fascinated by popular Gurung culture and tradition, Sikles Trek is perfect fit for you.

Sikles village depict typical lifestyles of Gurung along with their culture and customs. Besides that, you can enjoy your walking through stone stairs, crossing the clean rivers and exploring the outstanding Himalayan vistas, during your Siklesh village trek.

Moreaver, Siklesh trek offer you incredible views of entire Annapurna Himalayan range along with various other mountains such as Dhaulagiri,Lamjung Himal and so on.

2. Royal Trek

Duration of Trek: 4 Days
Grade of Trek: Easy
Necessary Permits: TIMS and ACAP
Trekking Types: Tea house and lodge trekking
Highest Elevation during Trek: 1730m
Starting /ending point of Trek: Bijayapur/Begnas

As majestic as it sound, Royal trek is named after prince Charles of Britain, when he walked over the trekking route during his visit to Gurkha Soldiers in 1980.

Royal trek offers trekkers with picular nature and local culture. Believe me; the trekking trails are peaceful and charming. On your way the lush hills and rural scenes will add an extra flavor in your trek. In the same way Royal trek offer the thrilling 50 km long view of Annapurna range along with other incredible mountains such as fishtail, Lamjung himal, Dhauladiri and so on.

Moreover, you can enjoy the astonishing views of Phewa, Rupa and Begnas Lake along with outstanding nature vistas, throughout the treks

3: Mardi Himal Trek

Duration of Trek: 5 Days
Grade of Trek: Moderate
Necessary Permits: TIMS and ACAP
Trekking Type: Teahouse and lodge trekking
Highest Altitude during the Trek: 4500m at Mardi Himal Base Camp
Starting/ Ending point of Trek: Kande

The 5 days Mardi Himal trek is an Unforgettable experience .You can collect some of the best memories of your lifetime during this trek. The trek is overwhelming, as it offers alluring mountain views, lush hills various soaring streams and waterfalls and fresh environment.

Mardi Himal trek is so refreshing, with as alluring mountains, lush foresh, historic villages (Deurali srding, Lwang) and soaring waterfallsThis moderate level trekking such as Mt Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, MAchhapuchre and many more. However be careful with your trek, you might suffer from altitude sickness. Prepare well for amazing trekking experience.

4. Khopra Danda Trek

Duration of Trek: 7 days
Grade of Trek: Easy
Necessary Permits: TIMS and ACAP
Trekking Type: Teahouse and lodge trekking
Highest Altitude during the Trek: 4130m
Starting/ Ending point of Trek: Nayapul/Tatopani

Khopra Danda Trek is newly discovered trekking destination in Annapurna region which provides you tons of incredible moments during your trekking in exotic trails in Khopra. During your trek you will be able to see some of the enchanting views of Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna Himchuli and many more.

While walking through remote village, lush Rhododendron forest, you might stop some Himalayan wildlife such as deer, Languor monkey, pheasants and different species of yaks. At the same time, you will get to know about various ethnic groups like Gurung Magar, Brahmin,Chhetri and Dalits.

5: Panchase Trek

Duration of Trek: 4 days
Grade of Trek: Easy
Necessary Permits: TIMS and ACAP
Trekking Type: Teahouse and lodge trekking
Highest Altitude during the Trek: 2500 m
Starting/ Ending point of Trek: Phewa Lake

Prior to you trek, you will boat over Phewa Lake to reach the starting point of Panchase trek. Panchase trek is considered as the most beautiful short treks from Pokhara as it offers eye-catching Himalayan vistas exotic wilderness and diversified villages throughout the trek.

In the same way, the Panchase hill, 2500m high is the best viewpoint, which exhibits the stunning sunrise and sunset views over the beautiful mountains like Mt Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu.

6: Mohare Danda Trek

Duration of Trek: 4 Days
Grade of Trek: Easy
Necessary Permits: TIMS and ACAP
Trekking Type: Community lodge and Homestays.
Highest Altitude during the Trek: 3300m
Starting/ Ending point of Trek: Nayapul or Pati Khola

Mohare  Danda trek is a newly discovered trek that aims to upgrade sustainable eco-tourism in Nepal. During your trek you will be spending your night at the eco-community lodges .consequently, supporting the  local community to raise their economic standard .

The trek is becoming popular day by day, because of its peaceful and scent  trails. While trekking Mohare Danda you will come across different viewpoint, that offers stunning views of Mt Annapurna and Dhaulagiri along with mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views.

7: Sarangkot Trek

Duration of Trek: 1 night 2 days
Grade of Trek: Easy
Necessary Permits: Not required
Trekking Type: Teahouse and lodge trekking
Highest Altitude during the Trek: 2160m
Starting/ Ending point of trek: Pokhara Phedi or Lakeside  or Binda basini Temple

Sarangkot is considering as the best viewpoint to experience sunrise and sunset in Pokhara. The sunrise views over the roof of Himalayas is the best moment of whole trek.

Moreover, Sarangkot trek offers comprising of Annapurna (8091m), Dhaulagiri(8167m), Ganesh Himal (7446m), Machhapuchhre(6993m) and many others.

In the same way, it offers mesmerizing panorama of greenish-blue Phewa Lake along will beautiful Pokhara city.

8: Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Duration of Trek: 4 Days
Grade of Trek: Easy
Necessary Permits: TIMS and ACAP
Trekking Type: Teahouse and lodge trekking
Highest Altitude during the Trek: 3210m at poon Hill
Starting/ Ending point of Trek: Nayapul,Pokhara

Ghorepani Poon Hill short trek is well known for its beautiful sunrise views over towering Himalayan lange in entire Annapurna region.

Beside sunrise, Ghorepani poon Hill trek is also famous for the Ghorepani village the big Gurung settlement. You will be amazed by aligned house ancient stone stairs and friendly local residents during your Poon Hill trek.

Most importantly the sunrise view will be something that is worth remembering for long time.

9: Dhampus Trek

Duration of Trek: 2 Days
Grade of Trek: Easy
Necessary Permits: TIMS and ACAP
Trekking Type: Teahouse and lodge trekking
Highest Altitude during the Trek: 1650m
Starting/ Ending point of Trek: Pokhara Phedi

Dhampus trek leads you to the largest and beautiful Gurung village in Annapurna. Dhampus village, the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp is rich in ancient traditions, culture and popular local lifestyle.

In the morning from Dhampus you can make your way to Australian Camp to enjoy incredible Himalayan vistas of Tukuche peak, Dhaulagiri and 10 on moreover, the sunset view beyond the hills from Dhampus hill is simply amazing.

10: Ghandruk Trek

Duration of Trek: 2 Days
Grade of Trek: Easy
Necessary Permits: TIMS and ACAP
Trekking Type: Teahouse and lodge along with home stay
Highest altitude during theTrek: 2012 m
Starting/ Ending point of Trek: Pokhara Phedi

Ghandruk village is one of the most popular villages in Annapurna which receives huge numbers of trekkers every year.

Tourist prefers Ghandruk trek more then another because Ghandruk possesses popular Gurung inhabitants with their own culture and hospitality at Ghandruk, you will be entertained by local with their unique culture dances.

Beside that Ghandruk local food served at home stays and lodges is another major attraction of Ghandruk trek. Moreover, you will be able to experience the majestic sunrise and sunset views over mountains   like Annapurna (7219m), Machhapuchhare (6993m0 and Himchuli (6411m) from Ghandruk.

Suman Aryal

Suman Aryal

Suman Aryal is Travel and Tour operator in the Himalaya since long. He organizes tours, trekking, hiking and climbing in Nepal. He loves writing related to travel and trekking in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.