Top 10 best short treks around Pokhara



Top 10 best short treks around Pokhara

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Here we have listed 10 best short treks around Pokhara. Hope, this article would be helpful for you to choose the best short treks in Pokhara.

Pokhara is Nepal’s most popular tourist city. With seven lakes, beautiful scenery, and connection to many trek destinations in Nepal, many tourists visit Pokhara in most of their visits in Nepal. In Pokhara, you can do city tours, short treks, boating, fishing, and many other activities.

 Pokhara is famous for trekkers connecting Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna, and Mt Manaslu. The renowned Annapurna Conservation Area is just north of Pokhara. However, Pokhara is also famous for its short treks. Many Gurung villages, unobstructed view of beautiful mountains, lakes, and culture within short times makes them famous with tourists.

Here are the top 10 short treks around Pokhara:

Ghandruk Village Trek

Sikles Trek

 Royal Trek

 Dhampus Village Trek

Naudanda day Hike

Panchase Trek

Sirubari Village Tour

 Sarangkot Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Begnas Kit Hiking

Ghandruk Village short Trek

Ghandruk Village

Ghandruk Village Trek is a popular trekking destination and best for short trek in Nepal. Gandrud is a typical local Gurung village though more prevalent than many others due to its closeness to Annapurna Base camp. This village is also famous for its spectacular view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt Machhapuchhre, and Mt Hiuchuli.

Ghandruk Village is best for those who prefer relatively short treks with less altitude. It is not far from Pokhara but can give the views of the top mountains and beautiful ethnic villages.

Ghandruk is one of the best places to trek for people of easy to beginner level trekking, short itinerary, and relaxation.

Travel Route: Kathmandu-Pokhara-Dhampus-the Australian Camp- Pothana Village-Deurali Village-Tolkha Village- Landruk Village-Ghandruk Village

You can go trekking Ghandruk via Airport or a private vehicle or choose a travel agency.

Itinerary –

Eight days Ghandruk Village Treks itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu (Arrival & Transfer to Hotel) – 1340M

Day 02: Transfer to Pokhara by tourist coach

Day 03: Pokhara – Tikhedhunga

Day 04: Tikhedhunga – Ghorepani

Day 05: Ghorepani – Poon Hill / Tadapani

Day 06: Tadapani – Ghandruk

Day 07: Ghandruk – Pokhara (Transfer to Hotel)

Day 08: Pokhara – Kathmandu (Transfer to Hotel)

Four days Ghandruk Trek itinerary from pokhara

Day 01:Hotel- Nayapul-trek to Ghandruk village-Lodge

Day 02: Ghandruk-Jhinu danda hot spring-Lodge

Day 03: Jhinu danda hot spring-Tolkha-Lodge

Day 04: Dhampus-Pokhara.

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Sikles Trek

Sikles Village trek

Many trekkers love Sikles Village Trek in Kaski due to its lovely view, rhododendron forest, terraced field, and high alpine meadows nestled below the towering mountains of Annapurna II and IV. Sikles is also famous because of its history. In the past, it was the capital of The Ghale, The Gurung Kings.

It is more renowned in Nepal as the central place for training Dhami, Jhankri (spiritual medium, practitioner of superstition). 

Sikles is a model trekking village managed by the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) and the community to promote tourism. Sikles Village is also a well-known short and perfect destination from Pokhara towards the Annapurna range of view, including Lamjung Himal.

Travel Route: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Bijaypur Khola- Kalikasthan – Lamachaur – Sikles


4 days Route siklesh Trek Itinerary from pokhara

Day 01:

Pokhara – Ghale Kharka (1669m)

Day 02:

Ghale Kharka to Sikles (1980m)

Day 03:

Sikles to Taprang

Day 04:

Taprang to Pokhara via Yangjakot

Ten Days royal Sikles itinerary from kathmandu

Day01:Kathmandu – The Hotel.

Day02:Kathmandu – Pokhara (flight/drive) – Hotel in Lakeside Pokhara.

Day03: Pokhara – Kalikasthan (1370m/6-7 hours trek) – The hotel.

Day04: Kalikasthan – Lamakhet (1680m/4-5 hours trek) – The hotel.

Day05: Lamakhet – Sikles (1980m/4-5 hours trek) – The hotel.

Day06:Sikles – Nyaulikharka (2200m/5 hours trek) – The hotel.

Day07:Nyaulikharka – Ghalegaun (2000m/5 hours trek) – The hotel.

Day08:Ghalegaon – Pokhara (900m/3-4 hours trek) – The hotel.

Day09:Drive from Pokhara – Kathmandu (1350m/6-7 hour drive) – The hotel.

Day10:Transfer to the airport for final departure

Royal Trek

Royal Trek

Royal Trek is a famous trek route in Nepal. It is a rare straightforward trek in Nepal, taking you to villages with different ethnic cultures, rhododendron woods, terraced farms, and breathtaking views of Mountains like Mt Annapurna, Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Manaslu, and many other Himalayan peaks.

This trek was called Royal Trek after exploring this route by Prince Charles and his 90 entourages. This trek is more accessible than other walks, perfect for beginner practitioners and people traveling for short.

Compared to other treks, this trek has fewer people making it a peaceful journey.

Travel Route:Kathmandu – Pokhara – (Kalikasthan – Syaklung – Chisapani) – Pokhara – Kathmandu


Six days royal trek route from kathmandu

Day 1: Kathmandu – Pokhara(Drive/Flight)

Day 2: Drive from Pokhara to Kalikasthan (1370 m), Driving Duration: 1 hour, Hiking duration: 5 hours.

Day 3: Kalikasthan – Syaklung (hike)

Day 4: Syaklung – Chisapani ( hike )

Day 5: From Chisapani to Pokhara, Hiking Duration: 3/4 hours, Driving Duration: 30 minutes

Day 6: Pokhara – Kathmandu(Drive/Flight)

Nine days royal trek route from kathmandu

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02:Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 03:Drive Pokhara

Day 04:Pokhara to Kalikasthan

Day 05:Kalikasthan to Syaklung

Day 06:Syaklung to Chisapani

Day 07:Chisapani to Pokhara

Day 08:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 09:Final departure

Dhampus Village Trek

Dhampus Village Trek

Dhampus Village Trek is a famous short trek route in Pokhara. You will meet kind and friendly Gurung villages, rodhodehendrun garden, and many more in this talk. You can also see the incredible scenery of Mt Annapurna, Mt Machhapuchhre(Mt Fishtail), Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal, and Ganesh Himal. This trek is also famous for the sunrise and sunset views of the Himalayan mountain range.

If you are in a hurry, have a short schedule, and want to have a relaxing hike, Dhampus Village Trek is the one for you.

Travel Route: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Phedi – Dhampus – Pokhara – Kathmandu


Five days trek route for dhampus with itinerary:

Day 01:Kathmandu – Pokhara (Drive/Flight)

Day 02: Pokhara – (Phedi – Dhampus) Trek

Day 03: Watch Sunrise – Sarangkot (Trek)

Day 04: Return To Pokhara

Day 05: Pokhara drive to Kathmandu.

Two days Trek Route for dhampus from pokhara:

Day 01:Drive Pokhara ( 1350 m ) to the trek start point. Trek to Dhampus for 3 hours. Relax and enjoy the scenery, walk around the village—overnight in a family-run inn.

Day 02:Early morning I was watching a sunrise on the Himalayas. Take a leisurely breakfast, trek to Phedi, and drive back to Pokhara around midday.

Six days dhampus trek route and itinerary from kathmandu:

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (6 hrs)

Day 3: Drive to Kande and trek to Dhampus through Australian Camp (5 hrs)

Day 4: Trek back to Australian camp and then to Phedi. Drive to Pokhara.

Day 5: Return to Kathmandu by bus (6 hrs)

Day 6: Departure at the airport.

Naudanda day Hike

The trek for Naudanda from Pokhara is famous for experiencing the rural life of Nepal, mountain views including Mt Annapurna, Mt Machhapuchchhre, Mt Dhaulagiri, Phewa lake Pokhara valley, and hilly farming terrace land. Naudanda is also famous for Paragliding.

If you are in a hurry, have a short schedule, and want to have a relaxing hike, like Naudanda Day, Hike is the one for you.

Travel Route: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Phedi – Naudada Sarangkot 


1-day trek route

Day 1 : Pokhara – Phedi – Naudanda Sarangkot Day Hike

Panchase Trek

Panchase short Trek

Panchase is one of the famous short treks in Nepal. The word Panchase was formed because five tall hills surround it. Panchase is surrounded by beautiful nature and is full of religious activities. From beautiful Gurung villages. Rhododendrons swaying in the mountains, temples of famous gods like Mahadev Temple, Siddhababa, Dharmasalsa, Buddhist monasteries make this trek more meaningful than anything else.

Travel Route: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Bhumdi – Panchase – Pokhara 


Three days panchase trek itinerary

Day 01: Boat across Lake then hike up to Peace Pagoda – followed by a hike to Pumdi Bhumdi 1,650 m.5 hours hike, Stay at Bhumdi Guest House

Day 02: Hike to Panchase 2030 m, 4/5 hours hike, and stay at Open Heart Guest House

Day 03: Hike to Bhadaure – and catch the bus to Pokhara.

4 days Panchase trek Itinerary from Pokhara

Day 1:Boating In Lake Phewa – Trek to Bumdi

Day 2:Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang (2065m)

Day 3:Trek to Bhadaure (1670m)

Day 4:Trek to Naudanda (1515m) – Drive back to Pokhara (800m)

Sirubari Village Tour

Sirubari Village

Sirubari is a world-famous destination. This Village won the PATA Awards 2001 in the Heritage and Culture-Heritage category. Sirubari is a place where both tradition and modernity flourish. You can visit cottage industries like traditional handicraft, paper making, or a plant-based nursery with different flora covering one million plants and trees in 360 hectares.

Similarly, you can go to many lakes surrounding the village, birdwatching and wildlife observation. You may get more goods than they are worth for a town tour.

Travel Route: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Sirubari  


Ten days sirubari trek route and itinerary from kathmandu

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m) and Transfer to the Hotel. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02:Sightseeing of World Heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. O/N at Hotel

Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara(827 m), 6-7 hours. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04:Drive from Pokhara to Sirubari (1,700 m), 3 hours. Overnight at homestay

Day 05:Exploration day at Sirubari: sunrise, village walk, cultural show

Day 06:Drive back to Pokhara from Sirubari and Pokhara sightseeing. Overnight at hotel

Day 07:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 6-7 hours. Overnight at hotel

Two days sirubari trek route details

Day 01: 

  • Pick up from your nearby location and head towards Sirubari
  • Lunch on the way(Pokhara)
  • We will reach the Sirubai village retreat around 6 pm
  • Non-veg dinner at village retreat and overnight at Sirubari

Day 02:

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Hiking around some nearby places in Chapala and Sirubari
  • Packing up gears and heading towards Kathmandu
  • On the way, we will stop for BhaluPahad (Bear Hill)
  • Lunch on the way (Muglin)
  • Drop off at your nearby location

Sarangkot-Short trek in Pokhara


Sarangkot is famous for short treks in Nepal. It shows you different Gurung village’s beautiful mountainous scenery. Sarangkot is a place where you can see mountains like The Annapurna Range, The Dhaulagiri Range, Fishtail with many green hills, Terrace of rice, and Pokhara’s jewel Phewa Lake. Sarangkot is a p[place where you can see the sunrise directly from the Himalayas.

Travel Route: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Lakeside – Sarangkot 

1-day sarangkot trek route

Day o1:Pokhara- hike to Sarangkot- Pokhara

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill

Travel Route: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Nayapul


Ten days ghorepani trek route from kathmandu

Day 01:Arrival Kathmandu – The Hotel

Day 02:Kathmandu – Pokhara(bus)- Nayapul (1050m) 

Day o3:Nayapul – Tikhedhunga – Modi river -Birethanti village – Hile – Tikhedhunga. (Total five hours walking)

Day04:Ulleri -Banthanti-Nangethanti- Ghorepani (Approximate trek of 7 hours)

Day05: Poon Hill (sunrise)- Ghorepani -Tadapani ( Approximate trekking duration of 6 hours).

Day06:Trek from Tadapani-Jhinu Hot Springs 

Day07:Jhinu-Ghandruk .

Day08:(5-hour trek) Ghandruk – Nayapul – car journey back to Pokhara.

Day9:Tourist bus back from Pokhara to Kathmandu (about 5 hours drive). Hotel in the capital and evening meal.

Day10:Sightseeing in the city and departure evening time


Four days ghorepani trek route from Pokhara

Day 1. Bus Pokhara – Nayapul

Day 2. Ulleri – Ghorepani

Day 3. Ghorepani – Poon Hill – Ghorepani – Ghandruk

Day 4. Bus/jeep Ghandruk – Pokhara, 2h30min.

Begnaskot Hiking


Begnaskot is on the Northern ridge of Pokhara, facing the Himalayan mountain range, green hills, and villages. The Begnaskot trek gives you the impression of Nepal’s traditional life away from the lives of Kathmandu. The towns under Sundari Danda are trying to make a living by trying agricultural tourism. 

Begnas Kot temple is on the top of the Begnas Kot hill view tour and has a beautiful view of Begnas and Rupa Lake and the beautiful Himalayan range. You will have a remarkable trek in Begnas Kit.

Travel Route: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Bijaypur – Begnas – Pokhara

Hence, the abovementioned 10 best short treks in Pokhara, are the best prefered place by tourist. These best short treks in Pokhara must not be missed when you visit the beautiful city Pokhara.

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