Popular Treks in Pokhara Nepal

Everest, Buddha, Nepal, and Pokhara are popular words that you must have heard from travelers who have been to Nepal. Pokhara is one of the most beautiful cities in Nepal, with stunning scenery and a lakeside atmosphere. Almost every Nepal tour package includes Pokhara for its mountain views or adventure activities. After reaching Pokhara, many tourists extend their holiday to trek higher to see the magnificent Annapurna mountain ranges. It is not surprising that Pokhara is a base for trekkers, as it offers a variety of trekking trails to suit all levels of experience.

What are the popular treks from Pokhara, Nepal?

There are dozens of short and week-long trekking routes in Pokhara, but we have picked some of the best and most popular treks, such as Ghorepani, Khopra Danda, Annapurna Base Camp, Mardi Himal, and the shortest Dhampus Village Hike. People often ask about the number of days required, but all the trekking routes can be shorter or longer than listed on the website, depending on the traveler's time frame.

The most famous mountain is Mount Fishtail, and the Annapurna Ranges can be seen up close from Pokhara on 2-3-day trekking routes. Dhampus Village is one of the most popular 1-day treks in Pokhara for beginners and slow hikers to experience the mountain lifestyle. The Ghorepani Poon Hill Drive Trek is another popular short 2-day trek from Pokhara. It is Nepal Day Tours' best-selling trek in Pokhara, Nepal.

We have only listed the short treks from Pokhara to make your vacation quick and memorable. Here below, we have listed the Khopra Danda Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani Trekking, and the Dhampus Village Trek as the most popular trekking routes. These are the top best-selling treks from Pokhara with all the trekking agencies in Pokhara and Kathmandu. Khumai Dand is another newly opened popular trekking destination for Nepalese people.

Which is the best 5-day trek in Pokhara?

From Pokhara, there are 2 treks, which are the most popular and can be done within 5 days. The Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trek is one of them, and another is the 5-day Mardi Himal Trek. Both trekking routes are perfect for couples, families, and beginners.

Popular Treks in Pokhara, Nepal 2024

Ghorepani Poon Hill Drive and Trek

Embark on the shortest trek from Pokhara, the 2-day Poon Hill Ghorepani trek, and be rewarded with jaw-dropping panoramas of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and other Himalayan giants. Day Tour Nepal pioneered this "Poon Hill on Wheels" concept, making it accessible even within a tight timeframe. Reaching an altitude of 3,210 meters, this trek is considered moderate and achievable for most people. We've successfully guided numerous families on this rewarding adventure.

While the official starting point is Pokhara, Kathmandu departures are also possible within 2 days. Simply fly to Pokhara in the morning, embark on the trek, and catch an evening flight back to Kathmandu. Are you ready to turn this dream into reality? Contact us today and let us create your unforgettable Poon Hill Ghorepani experience!

Two Days of Adventure:

Day 1: Fly to Pokhara in the morning and begin your journey. Enjoy a beautiful jeep ride to Banthanti before making a short trek to Ghorepani, where you'll spend the night.

Day 2: Rise early to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Annapurna Range from Poon Hill. Descend back to Pokhara, concluding your trek with stunning memories and a flight back to Kathmandu in the evening.

Khopra-Danda Trek

Are you seeking an awe-inspiring Himalayan adventure without an extreme challenge? The Khopra Danda Trek beckons! This moderate 7-day journey, spanning 73 km, unveils breathtaking panoramas, charming villages, and diverse landscapes, catering to both seasoned hikers and adventurous beginners.

Tailored Adventure for Everyone:

Whether you dream of a quick escape or a deeper immersion, Khopra Danda allows you to customize your experience. The classic 7-day route via Tadapani is our beginner-friendly option, offering manageable daily sections (6–12 km) and stunning rewards. Conquer the 3,640-meter Khopra Danda and take in the panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Peak).

5 Days Khopra Danda Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Pokhara drive to Ulleri and trek to Ghorepani (2875 m). 4 hours

Day 2: Trek from Ghorepani to Upper Chistibung (3000 m) for 6 hours.

Day 3: Upper Chistibung Trek to Khopra Danda. (3640 M) 3 hours.

Day 4: Explore to Khayer Lake and Stay in Khopra Danda (4660M)

Day 5: Trek from Khopra Danda to Tatopani (Hotspring). 4-5 hours. Drive to Pokhara.

Starting from Kathmandu:

Yes, you can start your trek from Kathmandu! Take an early flight to Pokhara and head directly to the Himalayas. Consider spending a night in Pokhara after the trek to optimize your enjoyment.

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Seeking breathtaking Himalayan views within a limited timeframe? Our 5-day Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek, the shortest route possible, delivers the iconic experience without compromising on epic scenery. This 5-day trek itinerary is not for beginners, requiring moderate fitness and previous hiking experience. Distance: 55 km (moderate difficulty; 6–8 hours walking daily).

5 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary:

Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Jhinu Danda, trek to Chomrong (2,170m).

Day 2: Trek to Bamboo (2,300m).

Day 3: Ascend to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m) and trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m).

Day 4: Enjoy stunning sunrise views and descend to Bamboo.

Day 5: Trek back to Jhinu Danda, soak in the natural hot springs, and drive back to Pokhara.

Short Mardi Himal Trek

Escape the crowds and discover the magic of the Mardi Himal Trek, a hidden gem in the Annapurna region. This short and sweet 5-day loop offers breathtaking mountain views, charming villages, and diverse landscapes, all within easy reach of Pokhara. Trek through serene landscapes, from lush forests to alpine meadows. Witness panoramic vistas of Mardi Himal, Machapuchhre, Annapurna I, and other majestic peaks. Enjoy the stunning rhododendron blooms that appear in spring (March–May). Enjoy comfortable teahouse stays and interact with friendly locals.

Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary Snapshot:

Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Dhampus village; trek to Pothana.

Day 2: Ascend through forests to Forest Camp and Rest Camp.

Day 3: Reach Low Camp and Badal Danda and enjoy panoramic views.

Day 4: Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp and witness the stunning panorama.

Day 5: Descend to Siding village; drive back to Pokhara.

Dhampus Village Trek

Craving a taste of adventure without a long commitment? Look no further than the 2-day Dhampus Sarangkot trek from Pokhara! This short and sweet escape offers stunning Himalayan views, charming village life, and a moderate challenge, perfect for travelers with limited time or seeking a gentler introduction to Nepal's magic.

Dhampus Village Trek Itinerary:

Day 1: Drive to Phedi; trek to Dhampus village (1680m) for breathtaking views.

Day 2: Hike to Sarangkot (1595m) for panoramic sunrise vistas, then descend back to Pokhara.

Ghorepani Ghandruk Village Trek

Experience breathtaking Himalayan vistas on the iconic, beginner-friendly Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. This 4-day adventure unveils stunning landscapes, charming Gurung villages, and panoramic mountain views, all within easy reach of Pokhara.

Sunrise over Annapurna: Witness the majestic Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre (fishtail), and Annapurna ranges bathed in golden light from Poon Hill (3210m).

Ghorepani's charm: Explore the vibrant village nestled amidst stunning scenery. Gurung culture: Immerse yourself in the traditions and hospitality of the region's indigenous people. Diverse landscapes: Trek through rhododendron forests, waterfalls, and valleys, offering stunning natural beauty. Moderate challenge: Enjoy manageable daily walks suitable for most fitness levels.

4 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk Trek Itinerary:

Day 1: Drive to Ulleri, trek to Ghorepani village (2750m).

Day 2: Hike to Poon Hill for sunrise; trek to Tadapani (2670m).

Day 3: Explore Tadapani and walk to Ghandruk village (1940m).

Day 4: Jeep back to Pokhara.

To book a trip and to create your own trip itinerary, please feel free to write to us about your vacation plan, and we will create the best itinerary for you.