Best Treks From Pokhara in 2024

  • Updated on Feb 17, 2024
  • Nirajan Chaulagain
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As soon as you arrive in Pokhara, the gorgeous mountains will lure you higher and higher, so you may experience the thin air. It doesn't imply that you must go for several days in order to see the mountains, but you also cannot stop being near them. You must have been considering going on a trek in Nepal but weren't sure where or how. Since all of the treks are popular choices among travelers, almost all travel blogs and individuals recommend them. There are a lot of other treks that have just started leaving from Pokhara, but Rugged Trails Nepal has listed some of the best short and longer treks from Pokhara in 2024

Most of the below-suggested trekking routes can be customized as per the length of your holiday. Even in commercial trekking routes, there are some unique parts that are hidden, and travelers are unaware of that. Rugged Trails Nepal is flexible on trip departure dates, and with their experienced culture, mountain guides will lead the trip.

Things to do and see in Pokhara

Don't waste your time searching for the same trips here and there; definitely, the price will be different, but have you thought about the quality of the services?

The clear thing is that you will get what you paid for. Price matters with guides' experience, their languages, foods, hotels, and information. On cheap budget trips, you will be walking with a porter whose language will be better than your Nepali language. The adventure town of Pokhara offers many popular trekking routes, such as Ghorepani Poon Hill, Mardi Himal, Khopra Danda, Dhampus Village, and Annapurna Base Camp. Scroll down to learn more about the Top 10 Best Treks from Pokhara. 

Annapurna Region Short Treks 2024

Many people are confused with Annapurna region treks, but all the trekking trips that we have suggested below are in the Annapurna region. Pokhara is the starting point, or we can say that after reaching Pokhara from Kathmandu, Chitwan, or anywhere, we begin our trek to Annapurna. We will add other newly opened trekking routes from the Annapurna region soon. Find the best Nepal walking trails from Pokhara below.

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Top Best Treks From Pokhara in 2024

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking.

  • Ghorepani Trek Starting Point: Pokhara-Nayapul.
  • Ghorepani Trek Required Days: 3 to 5
  • Ghorepani Trek Maximum Elevation: (3,210 M) 10,532 ft
  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Cost: Starts from USD 385
  • Ghorepani Trek Difficulty: Easy
  • Ghorepani Trek Permits: Annapurna Conservation and TIMS Card.
  • Best Seasons To Trek: February to May and September to mid-December
  • Trek-style: tea houses and lodges.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is one of the best-selling short treks in Nepal for all kinds of hikers. Ghorepani trekking is known as the Poon Hill Tour too, and it can be done within 2 days too, but we suggest a 3–4 day trek through Ghandruk Village. The Ghorepani Trek is famous for Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, and other mountain peaks. Poonhill offers the best sunrise and sunset. Ghandruk village is another attraction for trekkers to learn about the Gurung people's cultures and lifestyles.

The exciting part of Poon Hill is how we can drive up to Ulleri and reach Ghorepani within 1 day just in 4 hours walk. We call that Poon Hill on Drive Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek Starting Point: Pokhara - Nayapul
  • Duration of Trek: 7-8 days
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek Maximum Elevation: (4,130 M) 13,550 ft
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost: starts from 500 USD
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trek Permits: Annapurna Conservation and TIMS Card.
  • The best seasons to trek: March to May and mid-September to mid-December. 
  • Trek Style: Tea Houses and Lodges
  • To book this trek: Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp is another of the world's most classic trek routes in Nepal. The Himalayas lead you to the foothills of Mt. Annapurna. Compared to other challenging treks such as Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna base elevation is lower but offers stunning views of the Annapurna Ranges and Fishtail. On this trek, we can see Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machapuchher (fishtail), Hiunchuli, and from Pokhara, we can see Mt. Lamjung ranges and Mt. Dhaulagiri peak.

Short Mardi Himal Trekking

  • Mardi Himal Trek Starting Point: Pokhara Kade or Phedi.
  • Duration of Trek: 3–6 days
  • Mardi Himal Trek Maximum Elevation: (4,500 M) 14,764 ft
  • Short Mardi Himal Trek Cost: Starts at USD 325.
  • Mardi Himal Trek Difficulty: Moderately - Easy
  • Trek Permits: Annapurna Conservation and TIMS Card.
  • Best Seasons to Trek: March to May and mid-September to mid-December.
  • Mardi Trek Style: Tea houses and Lodges.
  • Mardi Himal Trek from Pokhara: 5 Days Mardi Himal Trek 

Mardi Himal is situated just east of one of the most popular Annapurna Base Camp Treks, and Mardi is a hidden gem. The short Mardi Himal trek route is moderate, and it's not difficult like other classic trekking routes. Most have to walk through the rhododendron forest up to Badal danda. Mardi Himal viewpoint offers a magnificent view of Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Mardi Peak, and other Annapurna ranges.

For a landscape photographer, the Mardi Trek route is one of the best and shortest trips. Interested in yoga in the mountains? Join our Mardi Himal Yoga Trek

Khopra Danda Trekking

  • Khopra Danda Trek Starting Point: Pokhara Kade or Phedi.
  • Duration of the Trek:  5-7 days
  • Khopra Danda Trek Maximum Elevation: (3,640 M) (4,660m Khayer Lake) 11,943 ft
  • Short Khopra Danda Trek Cost: starts from USD 595 
  • Khopra Danda Trek Difficulty: Moderate
  • Required Trek Permits: Annapurna Conservation and TIMS Card.
  • The best seasons to trek are March to May and mid-September to mid-December.
  • Trek Style: Teahouses, Homestays, and Lodges.
  • To Book this trek: Khopra Danda Trek

The Short Khopra Danda trekking route is a newly opened trekking route in the Annapurna region. We can see the stunning Himalayan panorama view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna (I, II, III, and south), Hiunchuli, Machhauchhare, Lamjung Himal, and Nilgiri. The viewpoint Khopra Danda elevation is 3460 m, and the day hike Khyaer lake height is 4660 m. If you want to do a day hike up to Kyayer Lake, then it's worth visiting.

Dhampus village trekking

  • Dhampus Village Trek Starting Point: Pokhara Phedi
  • Dhampus Village Trek Required Days: 1-2
  • Dhampus Village Trek Maximum Elevation: (1,600 M) 5,250 ft
  • Dhampus Village Trek Cost: starts at USD 195.
  • Dhampus Village Trek Difficulty: Easy
  • The best seasons to trek are March to May and mid-September to mid-December. 
  • Trek Style: Lodges and Hotels.
  • To Book this trek: 2 Days Trek From Pokhara

For children, family tours, and slow hikers, short Dhampus village trekking is one of the best hiking routes from Pokhara. Dhampus village is at 1600m and is inhabited by the warm-hearted and hospitable Gurung people. It's an easy mountain to ascend in terms of climbing technicalities. From Dhampus, we can see Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, and other peaks. This hike can be extended up to Pothana village and Australian Camp, or is most popular for a day hiking trip from Pokhara.

Upper Mustang Trekking.

  • Upper Mustang Trek Starting Point: Pokhara - Jomsom flight or Drive
  • Duration of Trek: 10–15 Days
  • Upper Mustang Trek Maximum Elevation: (4,015 M) - 13,172 ft
  • Upper Mustang Trek Cost: Starts from USD 1400
  • Upper Mustang Trek Difficulty: Moderate 
  • Best Seasons to Trek: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, and November.
  • Required Trek Permits: Upper Mustang Restricted Area Trek Permit and Annapurna Conservation Fees.
  • Trek-style: lodges and tea houses.
  • To book this trek: Upper Mustang Trek From Pokhara.

Upper Mustang is the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal and is also known as Little Tibet. Upper Mustang is the antique and historical Tibetan Buddhism land in the northern part of Nepal in Annapurna Conservation. Upper Mustang Trekking can be organized from Pokhara, but the Mustang Trekking process is the same, and the permit costs $500 per person. Nepal Mustang trekking's best months are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December. To Trek in Upper

For the Mustang, there must be two people to issue the Mustang Trek Permit.
Rugged Trails Nepal organizes group tours, so if you are interested in the trek in Mustang, you don't need to worry about the Mustang Permit. Upper Mustang is an amazing and unique place for landscapes, Himalayas, cultures, the Kaligandaki River, Buddhist monasteries, and ancient caves. In the Upper Mustang, the Tiji Festival is another attraction of the Mustang, which is celebrated every year in Lomanthang. Check out our blog for more details about the Mustang Tiji Festival and Trek Plans.

Mohare Danda Community Trek

  • Mohare Danda Trek Starting Point: Pokhara
  • Duration of Trek: 6 Days
  • Mohare Danda Trek Maximum Elevation: (3,300 M) - 10,827 ft
  • Mohare Danda Trek Cost: Starts from USD 500
  • Mohare Danda Trek Difficulty: Moderate 
  • Best Seasons to Trek: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, and November.
  • Required Trek Permits: Annapurna Conservation Fees and TIMS Permits.
  • Trek-style: homestays, community lodges, and tea houses.
  • To book this trek: Mohare Danda Trek From Pokhara.

It was recently opened, and fewer people know about the Moharedanda Trek. This is an alternative trekking route on Ghorepani Poonhill with great views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Fishtail, and other mountain ranges. The Short Mohare Danda Trek is perfect for those hikers who want to explore the typical Nepalese lifestyle, homestay experience, and the two great viewpoints of Mohare Danda and Ghorepani. 

Muldai (Mulde) Viewpoint Trek

  • Muldai Viewpoint Trek Starting Point: Pokhara-Ghandruk.
  • Duration of Trek: 4 Days
  • Muldai Viewpoint Trek Maximum Elevation: (3,637 M) 11,933 ft
  • Short Mohare Danda Trek Cost: Starts from USD 395
  • Muldai Viewpoint Trek Difficulty: Moderate 
  • Best Seasons to Trek: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, and November.
  • Required Trek Permits: Annapurna Conservation Fees and TIMS Permits.
  • Trek-style: lodges and tea houses.
  • To book this trek: Mulde Viewpoint Trek From Pokhara.

Very few people know about the Muldai or Mulde viewpoint in the Annapurna region. When it comes to the short trek list, Ghorepani Poonhill is always on top, but now Muldai could be another best viewpoint in the Annapurna region. The view from Muldai Hill is just magnificent, and trekkers are saying Mulde is the better viewpoint than Poon Hill. Rugged Trails Nepal is one of the best treks from Pokhara to Ghorepani via Muldai Viewpoint. 

Ghorepani-Mardi Himal Trek

  • Ghorepani Mardi Himal Trek starting Point: Pokhara - Nayapul
  • Duration of Trek: 7 Days
  • Ghorepani Mardi Himal Trek Maximum Elevation: (45,00 M) 14,764 Ft
  • Ghorepani Mardi Himal Trek Cost: Starts from USD 395
  • Ghorepani Mardi Himal Trek Difficulty: Moderate 
  • Best Seasons to Trek: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, and November.
  • Required Trek Permits: Annapurna Conservation Fees and TIMS Permits.
  • Trek-style: lodges and tea houses.
  • To Book this trek: Short Ghorepani Mardi Himal Trek

Combined, two beautiful trek trip plans from Pokhara, Ghorepani, and Mardi Himal Trek via Ghandruk Village. Rugged Trails Nepal's newly designed trip plan actually covers the 2 best treks within 7 days from Pokhara. For more details about the short Ghorepani, Mardi Himal Trek, click on the picture, which takes you to the package details. 

Watch the video for views of the best treks that start from Pokhara. Sounds exciting, right? Write us your travel dates and plan; we can make tailor-made trips too, and we will start taking trekking bookings for 2024. Every year, we discover new trekking destinations in Nepal, and on this blog, we are updating Trekking Places Near Pokhara. Nepal is open to all kinds of treks and tour activities. Khumai Danda (Hil) is another short trek from Pokhara, which is a part of the Machhapuchre Model Trek, and Kori Danda (Sikles) Trek is a recently updated short trek from Pokhara.  Khumai Danda and Kori Danda Trek has been updated recently on our page; for more details, follow the link below

Khumai Danda Trek

  • Khumai Danda Trek starting Point: Pokhara
  • Duration of Trek: 2 to 5 Days
  • Khumai (Hill) Danda Elevation: (3,245 M) 10,646 Ft
  • Khumai Danda Trek Cost: Starts from USD 195
  • Khumai Danda Trek Difficulty: Moderate 
  • Best Seasons to Trek: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, and November.
  • Required Trek Permits: Annapurna Conservation Fees and TIMS Permits.
  • Trek-style: lodges and tea houses.
  • To book this trek: Short Khumai Danda Trek

Kori Danda (Sikles) Trek

  • Kori Danda Trek starting Point: Pokhara, Sikles
  • Duration of Kori Danda Trek: 4-6 Days
  • Kori (Hill) Danda Elevation: 3,800 M (12,467 ft)
  • Kori Danda Trek Cost: Starts from USD 495
  • Kori Danda Trek Difficulty: Moderate 
  • Best Seasons to Trek: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, and November.
  • Required Trek Permits: Annapurna Conservation Fees and TIMS Permits.
  • Trek-style: lodges and tea houses.
  • To book this trek: Short Kori Danda Trek