• Feb 2, 2024
  • Rupak Parajuli

Pokhara, also knowns as the Lake City of Nepal, is one of the popular destinations among travelers. It is situated at an altitude of 820m in the southern part to 1740m to the north. The valley is surrounded by natural Lake, Holy Hindu Temple, and Green Hills.

Depending on trip duration, you can plan a short to long trek in the Annapurna mountains. Pokhara offers the view of three out of the ten highest mountain in the world - Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Dhaulagiri. 

Pokhara city by Rabin Khadgi on 500px.com

If you have limited time for vacation in Nepal. Then, trekking around Pokhara is the best option. We have listed some of the amazing best short trekking around Pokhara that you shouldn't miss. Let's get started. 

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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Mount Annapurna at dawn on Poon Hill in Nepal among prayful tags by Juliya Kirchenko on 500px.com

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is the famous trekking around the Annapurna region for beginners who want to start the first trekking journey in Nepal. The trail guides you through the crimson lush Rhododendron green forest as we head towards Nanga Thanti. As we advance forward, you reach the top of the Ghorepani Village where you can treat your eyes to amazing mountain views.

Panchase Trek

Stone houses of Sidane. by Ubahang Nembang on 500px.com

Panchase trek is a popular trekking destination under the category of the short and easy trek in Pokhara. The trek route is quite easy and perfect for families, yoga lovers, and solo travelers who just want to enjoy nature at short walking hours. It is also less crowded than other famous trekking routes. 

From the viewpoint of Panchase Peak (2500m), we can view the popular mountains like Mt. Lamjung, Mt. Gangapurna, Mt. Machhapucchare, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Annapurna II, Mt. Annapurna South, other Annapurna Ranges, and Mt. Manaslu.

Dhampus Sarangot Trek

Australian Base Camp Sunrise by Matthew Debattista on 500px.com

Dhampus Sarangkot trek combines the two most popular destinations in Pokhara: Dhampus and Sarangkot. Dhampus route offers local culture and tradition of Gurung inhabitants, top hill or ridge, magnificent view of Annapurna, Fishtail, Himchuli, and Dhaulagiri. Whereas, Sarangkot routes offer an amazing view of Pokhara valley, Fewa Lake and adventurous Paragliding ride. 

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek 

Nepal by Jan Bystrzycki on 500px.com

Mardi Himal Trek is a hidden gem of the Annapurna Region, where you will be able to experience real local culture and peace along with great mountain scenery of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South and Himchuli. From the top of viewpoint, you will get a close-up view of Mt. Machhapuhchre and Mt. Annapurna. Experiencing Natural resources like; green lush forest, waterfalls, Hotsprings, flora, and fauna and local culture of Tamang and Gurung communities are major highlights of Mardi Himal Trekking in Pokhara.

Khopra Danda Trek

Mt Dhaulagiri Range, Nepal by Padam Gurung on 500px.com

Khopra Danda Trek is also known as Khopra Ridge Trek. This trek route can be an alternative to the popular trek like Ghorepani Poon Hill. Trekkers choose this trek due to Off the beaten path and amazing panoramic mountain views from the top hill - Dhaulagiri, Annapurna (I, II, III, and south), Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal and Nilgiri. 

The Royal Trek 

Mount Dhaulagiri by Susheel Shrestha on 500px.com

The Royal Trek is an easy trek with magnificent views of the Mountains such as; Fishtail (Machhapuchhre), Annapurna range, Langtang, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal and explore the ethnic culture of local villages. The trek was created by Prince Charles who had once hiked along this route during his visit to Nepal in 1980. The royal trek is also one of the short and best trekking trails along the Annapurna region in Nepal.

Machhapuchre Model Trek 

Amazing Sunrise of MT. Machapuchare (Fishtail) by Lau King on 500px.com

Machhapuchhre Model Trek is a fresh trekking trail that puts forward the captivating views of the Mountain ranges with rich culture and the local lifestyle of the ethnic communities. The trail was recognized and industrialized by TAAN. As this trail passes via five major village development committees, you will have plenty of choices for trekking and hiking activities.

It belongs to the non-tourist area north part of Pokhara Valley and almost Machhepuchare’s (fishtail) south face base camp. If you are looking forward to spending some time with local people and culture and also become close to nature and mountain then Machhapucchre Model Treks suits you. Here visitors are welcomed at a community hall with a welcome drink and a flower garland and a musical group.

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The above short trekking around Pokhara can be customized according to your requirements and budget. Feel free to contact us.

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Rupak Parajuli

Rupak Parajuli

He is a Travel Enthusiast and Writer, who mostly covers the guide to outdoor adventure in the Himalayas of Nepal. He can be your friendly trip planner. Feel free to reach out to him.

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