Trek Pokhara's Best Nature Trail

Be immersed in stunning Himalayan nature with this easy, rarely trodden trek into the Pokhara jungles. 4 days.

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Trek Pokhara's Best Nature Trail

Be immersed in stunning Himalayan nature with this easy, rarely trodden trek into the Pokhara jungles. 4 days.

This low altitude trek is for those who want a more relaxed hiking experience in the serene outskirts of Pokhara. The Phewa Lake Circuit gives you ample opportunity to explore the Pokhara Valley as well as taking you to spots which offer the best viewpoints of the Dhaulagiri range, Annapurna range and Manaslu range. This hassle-free hiking package includes:

  • 4 days of trekking
  • 3 nights of accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis)
  • Local, professional English-speaking guide
  • Assistant leader on 4:1 basis
  • Porter on 2:1 basis
  • All meals during the trek
  • Farewell dinner in Pokhara
  • Permits and entrance fees
  • Transfer from Pokhara to Phedi

Perfect for: Everyone and anyone looking to explore the highlights of the Pokhara region and unwind on an accessible hike.

What to Expect

Day 1: Pokhara to Phedi

After a big breakfast, drive North from Pokhara to the Australian Camp to begin a 4-hour hike from Pokhara to Phedi. Along the way, stop off in Dhampus for panoramic views of the Annapurna range as you walk through local villages, forests and farm terraces.

You’ll reach the Australian camp in time to watch the sunset over Annapurna South, Hinchuli, Machhapuchhre and Lamjung Himal. Make sure you’ve saved some battery in your camera because this breathtaking sunset is something you’ll want to take home with you. Settle in at the tea house with your friends and crew before tomorrow’s hike.

4 hours of hiking

Day 2: Australian Camp to Panchase Bhanjyang

You don’t need to go too far to reach the spectacular views of the Annapurnas as you enjoy breakfast just a doorstep away. Your crew will prepare tea and breakfast before you begin your trek into the jungle. The Kande Forest is famed for its stunning rhododendron forests and abundance of birds to take in.

Tonight’s accommodation is in Panchase Bhanjyang (2066m) which boasts more glorious views of the Annapurna Range, Manaslu Range, and Fishtail Range. Enjoy dinner in peace, surrounded by iconic mountaintops before spending the night at a tea house.

5 hours of hiking

Day 3: Panchase Bhanjyang to Bhumdi

You will be woken an hour before sunrise, to start the torchlit trek to Panchase Danda. From here, you’ll be able to watch the sunrise over the Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri range so make sure those lenses are polished and your memory card isn’t full.

Your crew will prepare a packed lunch for you today as you won’t see much civilisation until we reach our night stop. The trail winds through the jungle, across pastures and past Buffalo fields until finally reaching Bhumdi for your last night.

5 hours of hiking

Day 4: Low Camp to High Camp

The last day of trekking moves away from the natural diversity of the forests and takes you on a cultural tour of the local villages and Nepali houses.

You will have the opportunity to visit the World Peace Stupa, one of the 80 Peace Pagodas in the world erected under Nichidatsu Fujii, as well as a temple ground that offers one of the best viewpoints of the Annapurnas on your hike.

Finally, your guide will take you down to the lake for a boat ride back to Pokhara and the trek will come to a nice end with lunch at a restaurant that overlooks the lake.

4 hours of hiking

Accommodation

Generally, most adventures to Nepal are based in remote areas where the accommodation will be quite basic. There are different star hotels available in the city but during the trek you will be staying at local tea houses. They have dorm rooms, shared toilets and common areas. There’s no heating, so you will need a sleeping bag. WiFi is often available, sometimes for a small cost, and many places offer hot showers.

Dates & Prices

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

If you can't find a private trip that suits you, try a group trip or ask for a quote.

Prices include

  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Local Transport
  • Meals As Described

Optional Extras

Make your life easy. Once you have reserved your space, your host can help you arrange the extras you’ll need. Here are some guide prices which can be confirmed with you during booking.

1 Night Accommodation in Pokhara Payable Before Departure
1 Night Accommodation in Pokhara £30.00
Transfer Kathmandu - Pokhara Payable Before Departure
Flight ( 35min, incredibly scenic) £100.00
Private Vehicle (offers most flexibility) £55.00

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Location

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Pokhara is the gateway for trekkers and mountaineers to the Annapurna range. Not only does it offer spectacular scenery along the tranquil river, but a plethora of adventurous activities, cultural trips and amazing food!

Start point?
You’ll start in Pokhara, where your guide will pick you up early on the first day, so you should plan to stay the night before. Your host can help you arrange the accommodation.

Finish point?
Your trip ends on the lakeside at Pokhara from where you can either take a transfer back to Kathmandu or you keep exploring the Annapurna region.

Getting there and away?
Fly into Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu. Book whichever flight suits you best.

From Kathmandu, you’ll need to make your way to Pokhara. Your host can assist you to make one of the following arrangements:

Fly: There are several daily flights to Pokhara from KTM. Flights only take 25 minutes and are by far the easiest option. Besides saving time, the flight allows you to witness some knock-out views over the Himalayas from above. Flights are GBP 100 one way.

Bus: A daily tourist bus for Pokhara departs from Kantipath in Kathmandu. The trip takes around 7 hours and costs GBP 7–10 each way. This is the cheapest option.

Private car: You can hire a private car to take you from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The drive time is a little shorter than the bus, and you can do some sightseeing along the way. This option gives you the most freedom. Priced from GBP 55.

Your host will contact before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances such as erupting Icelandic volcanoes, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • International airport tax
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Visa fee
  • Optional activities
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Late check out on hotels

This trip will run with a minimum of 1 person and a maximum of 12.

Sure can! A lot of people do, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Nepal has a huge variety of different foods. Your guide will help you experience the vast array of foods available but ultimately you can pick what you like at a variety of prices. We recommend trying the Dal Bhat - a spiced mixture of lentils and rice - as it is the traditional Nepali day-to-day dish (not to mention it’s extremely healthy and affordable)

Absolutely, just make a request when booking.

Since the trek is designed keeping in mind beginner-level trekkers, the walk will be easy. And if you feel tired, we have an easy access to vehicles to ensure that it takes you to Pokhara easily. This trek is recommended for the elderly and young children.

This trek is for all fitness levels. You will be trekking on average for 4 hours a day, reaching a maximum height of 2517m.

When you trek in the mountains, there always the risk of getting altitude sickness, regardless of how old, young, fit or unfit you are. The symptoms can vary from one person to the next – from a headache to breathing heavily or numbness in your fingers – and if you find any of these symptoms, you must descend the mountain. Your guide will always be around to help and instruct you to avoid any danger.

Yes, of course. We work with some of the best leaders in the industry. Every single one of them is government licensed.

In order to ensure guides’ high standard of performance, the host provides them with top-notch in-house training that covers, Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, advanced wilderness first aid, hyperbaric chambers, oxygen system, mountain rescue and incident management.

Our adventures are very social in nature and we’ve seen lots of new friendships born out of them. Expect a mix of solo travellers and very small groups, all with a shared appreciation of escaping the city for the great outdoors to try something new and meet new people.

Your host recommends you pack the following:

  • 1 Small daypack (20-30l)
  • 1 water bottle (1 ltr
  • 1 pair Hiking Shoes
  • Long sleeve cotton or polypropylene shirts
  • Hiking shorts
  • Warm Jacket
  • Medium sized towel
  • Sunhat / warm hat
  • Sunblock / lotions
  • Hiking Socks
  • Sunglasses
  • Inner sleeping sheet
  • Four-season Sleeping bag (comfortable to -15c)
  • Money belt
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Torch/Flashlight
  • Personal medication / First aid kit
  • Water purifying tablets / UV Water Purifier

Start point?
You’ll arrive in Pokhara, where your guide will pick you up early on the first day, so you should plan to stay the night before. Your host can help you arrange the accommodation.

Finish point?
Your trip ends on the lakeside at Pokhara from where you can either take a transfer back to Kathmandu or you keep exploring the Annapurna region.

Getting there and away?
Fly into Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu. Book whichever flight suits you best.

From Kathmandu, you’ll need to make your way to Pokhara. Your host can assist you to make one of the following arrangements:

Fly: There are several daily flights to Pokhara from KTM. Flights only take 25 minutes and are by far the easiest option. Besides saving time, the flight allows you to witness some knock-out views over the Himalayas from above. Flights are GBP 100 one way.

Bus: A daily tourist bus for Pokhara departs from Kantipath in Kathmandu. The trip takes around 7 hours and costs GBP 7–10 each way. This is the cheapest option.

Private car: You can hire a private car to take you from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The drive time is a little shorter than the bus, and you can do some sightseeing along the way. This option gives you the most freedom. Priced from GBP 55.

Your host will contact before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances such as erupting Icelandic volcanoes, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

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