Short Treks around Pokhara
Pokhara can be the best place for Trekking. Pokhara is a beautiful city with full of natural and cultural wonders. There are a lot more things and places or many more to explore in this beautiful valley. Trekking is the most fun, easy and adventurous way to witness the amazing wonders of this valley. There are multiple trekking choices available in Pokhara. These choices range from day hikes to week long treks. So, if you have less days in Pokhara and still want to do trekking, then here are the lists of 5 easy and short treks from Pokhara listed below.
Dhampus Trek from Pokhara is one of the shortest hikes around Pokhara Valley. It is the best trek for those people who relatively have short holidays. Trekking to this village provides you the opportunity to witness the wonderful view of mountains, nature landscape, cultural diversity and many more. Dhampus is a small ethnic Gurung village. Trekking to this village will also provide an opportunity to explore the lifestyle of those people.
Dhampus hill is the best view point from where you get to see the amazing view of Pokhara valley. The view gets even better during the sunrise. You will also be able to witness the outstanding view of enormous Mount Machhapuchhre.
Ghandruk Trek is another short and beautiful trek around Pokhara Valley. Ghandruk is a small Gurung village lying in the North West side of lakeside Pokhara. It is also the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp. This trek offers some amazing views of the Mount Annapurna and stunning sunrise and sunset views. Another beautiful thing about this trek is that you will get the chance to see the charm of authenticity that the village is still holding. Also, along the long trail you get to spot various flora and fauna. One can Ghandruk in a day after short Hiking of 6-7 hours from Nayapul.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the short as well as low altitude trek around Pokhara valley. It is the popular hill trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek meanders through the beautiful ethnic villages of Annapurna Region. What makes this trek more popular are, majestic views of the Himalayas, culturally and traditionally rich ethnic villages and diverse flora and fauna.
Royal Trek is another shortest hike around Pokhara valley. This trek was done by the Prince Charles of UK in 1980s, during his visit to Nepal. Since then this trek got its name by Royal Trek. This trek offers the majestic view of the complete Annapurna Range. In addition, the trekking route is less crowded and full of natural and cultural wonders along with an amazing adventure.
Panchase Trek is the unique and short trek around Pokhara. Panchase offers the grand amazing view of Himalayan peaks like, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu and many more. Also, this trek meanders through the beautiful forest. The forests of Panchase are bio diverse in nature and much of it is classified as protected forest. It has a large number of orchid species too. This trek will also provide you a lovely village and mid-hill cultural experience.