Lahachok Trek, one of the newly opened community trekking trail in Nepal, offers scenic beauty, view of rice fields, and an old multi-ethnic settlement rich in culture. The trek begins from Milanchok, Hyanja. Once you crossed the Mardi river, you will reach Lahachok Village.
The highest point of this trek is the Deurali Temple located in Armala Hill of Lahachok. From Armada Hill, you can see the panoramic view of Pokhara Valley.
Ghachok is a beautiful village located on the lap of Annapurna and Fishtail mountains. The village is 14 KM far from Pokhara, Nepal, and accessible by Jeep and Taxi.
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Pokhara- Dhampus –Sarangkot
Dhampus is a village situated at an elevation of 1750m above sea level, in western Nepal. This village is popular among tourists s it provides an excellent view of most of the snow-clad peaks in Nepal. Dhampus is 18 kilometers away from Pokhara. It is a gateway to the Annapurna Base Camp and other Himalayan trekking trails in the Annapurna range. There are plenty of hotels and restaurants in this village.
This would be a 3 days trip. Start early from Pokhara and reach Phedi. Your trek begins at Phedi and after walking for about five hours you will reach Dhampus. This trek gives you a glimpse of the panoramic view of the Himalayan Range. In between your trek you can stop at the village homes and be the guest of honor. You will be mesmerized by the local hospitality and courtesy. These people living far from civilization still treat their guests as God in their abodes and accept you with warm hearts. You will get to know a lot about village life and their hundreds of year-old tradition and culture. Watch out for the rich bio-diversity, the flora, and fauna and get lost into the wild. The view here is breathtaking, stand and look beyond what you see, in a distance, you will see a few stone houses, sometimes smoke coming out of these houses amidst the wild rhododendron, pines, and orchids. On the second day after breakfast trek from Dhampus to Sarangkot(1720m) via Naudanda, which takes approximately five hours.
Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi (950m.) Begin your trek from Phedi to Dhampus (1650m) which will take approximately four hours.
Day 02: Get the early morning view of Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri Mountain and other peaks glitter in the sunshine fondly called as the golden view.
Day 03:Third day is a little relaxed in terms of walking. In the morning you can walk uphill and see the view of Pokhara city and mountain. Trekking down to Pokhara (827m) will take approximately three hours.
Ghandruk is a town and village development committee in the Kaski District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 census, it had a population of 4748 people living in 1013 individual households. Ghandruk is popular for treks in Nepal‘s Annapurna range, with easy trails and various accommodation possibilities. This is by far the most sought after the trek. It is a 3-day trek from Pokhara. The trek starts just outside Pokhara valley ascending through the Modi river valley. The climb leads you to stunning trails and luscious green forest taking you deep into the Gurung village of Ghandruk. The view of the sun rising and setting as seen from this small village is a view worth dying for. Till today the Gurungs of Ghandruk have been able to protect their tradition and culture. Generations have come and gone by but the culture is very much alive here. After a long day’s trip, you can halt in Ghandruk and save your energy for the next day’s trail. On day two, you can walk through the villages of Landrung, Deurali, and finally retire in Pothana. You can opt for homestay or there are a couple of cheap lodges available with the thick forest view. The third day you can walk back to the city trying to catch up on the views and glimpses of the eternal Himalayas just in case you had missed anything while climbing up.
Day 01: Pokhara to Ghandruk
Day 02: Ghandruk to Pothana, decent down to Modi Khola and start climbing up to Landruk village, the trail passes through the paddy fields then again starts to climb up to Pothana via Deuarli.
Day 03: Pothana to Pokhara. You can descend down to Phedi through the village of Dhampus enjoying the scenic and picturesque view of the mountain range.
The mystic and magical view of the age-old Himalayas can be best viewed from Sarangkot. Located at an altitude of 1592 meters above sea level, this place is mostly visited to view the sun rising above the horizon. It is approximately 11 kilometers away from Pokhara. Sarangkot has well-maintained hotels and restaurants, offering excellent food, clean rooms with hot and cold showers, and even a Wi-Fi connection. You can check-in into hotels or local homes and stay as their guests. If you want to be blessed to see the sun rising high up in the mountains then you have to be an early bird and start around 5 am. It is about a 5 km walk uphill so by the time you walk some distance you will definitely be able to see the sunrise. You can enjoy the view of some of the exotic snow-peaked mountains and start walking down towards the city crossing the dense and green forest. This is basically a 2-day trip. This trek is ideal for beginners as the trail is not so difficult and it is very close to Pokhara.
Day 01: Drive to Naudanda from Pokhara city for about an hour and start the trek to Sarangkot. It would take a couple of hours to reach Sarangkot.
Day 02: Get up early in the morning to view the sunrise over the whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges including the Fishtail Mountain as well as other soaring mountains. Trekking down to Pokhara will take you about three hours.
Lahachok-Ghachok Cultural Trek
Lahachok-Ghachok Cultural Trek
Lahachowk and Ghachok are beautiful villages situated in the northwest region of Pokhara. These villages are situated at an altitude of 1200m above sea level. This is a 2-day trek and it starts from Hemja, famous for its orange groves. This route offers scenic beauty and an old settlement rich in culture. This trek is ideal for beginners and all levels of trekkers as the distance is not so far and the trail is easy. These villages are one of the oldest settlements of the Kaski region. This is short and easy cultural trek in Nepal, providing an insight into the lifestyles of the local community of Kaski as well as great views of Himalayas. Be well equipped to cross 2 rivers (Seti and Mardi) to reach this destination.
Day 1: After 40 minutes drive from Pokhara, you will reach Milanchok, Hyanja. You can start your trek from Milanchowk. After 30 minutes walk, you will reach Mardi River which is popular for Himalayan Traut Fish. Once you crossed the Mardi river, you will follow the path that goes to Lahachowk village. Our destination for 1st day is Armala Hill, a locally popular hill located in North of Lahachowk. After 2-3 hours of walk, we will reach Armala Hill. From Armala Hill, you will be able to view spectacular view of Pokhara Valley.
Day 2: On the early morning, you will be able to enjoy the view of the sunrise from Armala Hill. In the morning, you can also visit Deurali Temple and Tea Garden near by homestay. After the launch, you will walk down to go to Ghachok. Keep walking until you reach Mardi River.