Best Treks From Pokhara

  • Updated on Feb 10, 2020
  • Nirajan Chaulagain
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After arriving in Pokhara the majestic mountains will automatically pull you higher and higher to feel the thin air. It doesn't mean that you have to trek the number of days to see the mountains but you can't stop to be close to them. You must have been thinking of trek in Nepal but which and where to trek. Almost every single travel blogs and people suggest the same treks because all the treks are Travelers' favorite choice. There are many other treks that are newly opened from Pokhara but Rugged Trails Nepal listed some of the top best treks for 2020 from Pokhara.

Most of the below suggested trekking routes itinerary can be customized as per the length of your holidays. 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 also with the experienced culture mountain guides will lead the trip.

Things to do and see in Pokhara

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

The clear thing, You will get what you paid for... Price matters with guides' experience, their languages, foods, hotels, and information. In cheap budget trips, you will be walking with a porter whose language will be better than your Nepali language. The adventure town 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 Best Treks from Pokhara. 

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Top Best Treks From Pokhara

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: Feb to May and September to mid-December
  • Trek-style: Tea Houses and Lodges.

Ghorepani Poon hill trekking is one the best-selling short treks from in Nepal for all kind of Hikers. Ghorepani trekking is known as Poon hill trek too and it can be done within 3 days too but we suggest for 4-5 days trek through Ghandruk Village. 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 cultures and lifestyle.

The exciting part of Poon hill is how we can drive up to Ulleri and can reach Ghorepani within 1 day after 4 hrs. 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.
  • 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 world's most classic trek routes in Nepal Himalayas lead you to the foothills of Mt. Annapurnas. Comparing to other challenging treks such as Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit; Annapurna base elevation is lower but offers the stunning views of 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: 5-6 days
  • Mardi Himal Trek Maximum Elevation: (4,500 M) 14,764 ft
  • Short Mardi Himal Trek Cost: Starts from 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 is situated just east of one of the most popular Annapurna Base Camp Trek, 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 the 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 short 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.
  • Best Seasons to Trek: March to May and mid-September to mid-December.
  • Trek Style: Teahouses, Homestay, and Lodges.
  • To Book this trek: Khopra Danda Trek

Short Khopra Danda trekking route is newly open trekking routes 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 3460m and the day hike Khyaer lake height is at 4660m. If you want to do a day hike up to Kyayer lake then it's worth full of 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 from USD 195.
  • Dhampus Village Trek Difficulty: Easy
  • Best Seasons to Trek: 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 the best hiking route from Pokhara. Dhampus village is at 1600m and the inhabited of 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 most popular for 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 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 also the permit cost 500$ per person. Nepal Mustang trekking best months are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December. To Trek in Upper

Mustang, there must be 2 people to issue the Mustang Trek Permit.
Rugged Trails Nepal organize 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, Kaligandaki River, and Buddhist Monasteries, Ancient Caves. In the Upper Mustang, Tiji Festival is another attraction of Mustang which is celebrated every year in Lomanthang. Check 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 & TIMS Permits.
  • Trek-style: Homestay, Community Lodges, and Tea Houses. 
  • To Book this trek: Mohare Danda Trek From Pokhara.

Newly opened and fewer people know about the Moharedanda Trek. This is an alternative trekking route of Ghorepani Poonhill with the great views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Fishtail and other Mountain rages. Short Mohare Danda Trek is perfect for those hikers who want to explore typical Nepalese lifestyle, homestay experince and the 2 great viewpoints 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 & 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 best viewpoint than PoonHill. Rugged Trails Nepal 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 & TIMS Permits.
  • Trek-style: Lodges, and Tea Houses. 
  • To Book this trek: Short Ghorepani Mardi Himal Trek

Combined 2 beautiful treks trip plans from Pokhara, Ghorepani, and Mardi Himal Trek via Ghandruk Village. Rugged Trails Nepal newly designed trip plan which 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 on the package details. 

Watch the video for the views of the best treks which start from Pokhara.