Top 10 Best Short Treks from Pokhara

Trip Overview
  • Duration 3 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate or Grade B (**)
  • DestinationNepal
  • Meals & AccommodationBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Trip Start & EndPokhara to Pokhara
  • Trip TypeHiking
  • Major AttractionPokhara
  • Maximum Altitude3210 Meters
  • Best Timeall year around

Highlights

  • Ghandruk Village Trek 
  • Sikles Trek 
  • Royal Trek 
  • Dhampus Village Trek 
  • Naudanda day Hike 
  • Panchese Trek 
  • Sirubari Village Tour 
  • Sarangkot Trek
  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 
  • Begnaskot Hiking 

Top 10 Best Short Treks from Pokhara 

1.    Ghandruk Village Trek 

2.    Sikles Trek 

3.    Royal Trek 

4.    Dhampus Village Trek 

5.    Naudanda day Hike 

6.    Panchese Trek 

7.    Sirubari Village Tour 

8.    Sarangkot Trek

9.    Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 

10.    Begnaskot Hiking 

Pokhara is a city tucked away in the western region of Nepal, a geographically and culturally diverse and prosperous country. Pokhara is a significant area in terms of tourism in Nepal. It is the gateway to many popular treks in the world. Some of the highest mountains in the world, like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu, are situated near Pokhara; hence, their views are unobstructed. The Annapurna Conservation Area sits just north of Pokhara. Thus, Pokhara is ideal for tourism. While Pokhara itself is a wonderland for tourists and trekkers, the areas near it are even more fascinating. 

There are numerous Treks from Pokhara, some short and some long. However, the short treks near Pokhara have one thing particularly in common- the introduction to unique culture and way of life, rich heritage and tradition, greenery in the surrounding hills, and some of the world's tallest peaks have created a foundation for tourism.

The Gurung villages near Pokhara offer the chance to experience the lifestyle of this ethnic tribe throughout the short trek from Pokhara. 

Following are the top 10 Best Short Treks from Pokhara: 

1.Ghandruk Village Trek 

Ghandruk Village trek is one of the best short treks near Pokhara. It takes you across the beautiful Annapurna Region in western Nepal. Although Ghandruk is now accessible through vehicles, the experience of the lifestyle of the village is known best only through the trek. Ghandruk is known best for the deep sub-tropical valleys and historic Tibetian-Nepali lifestyle. The route to Ghandruk passes many hills where the wind is active, and the weather is unpredictable. The rhododendron and pine forest are equally enchanting. Occasionally there are melodious chirping birds. As you reach Ghandruk, clouds hover around you on the hilltops. 

Some of the major highlights of the Ghandruk Village trek are: 

-    Views of Annapurna Range, Gangapurna, Himchuli and Mt. Machhapuchre 

-    Interaction with the Gurung community, understanding their tradition, heritage, and culture 

-    Watch the sunrise and sunset on the horizon 

-    Taste the local delicacies, Nepali cuisine, and local drinks of the Gurung community 

-    Witness the rich biodiversity along the trail

-    Walk alongside the swift flowing Modi Khola  

-    Pass many streams, waterfalls, and bridges along the way 

-    Visit ancient monasteries and temples

Ghandruk Village trek is indeed a standard short trek that is best for amateur trekkers and those seeking to flex their legs and relax in the greenery and peaceful setting under the mountains of Nepal. However, this trek is best for you and your family to experience Nepal's natural beauty and culture through the famous Ghandruk Village Trek. 

2.Sikles Trek 

The Siklesh trekking is a short trek from Pokhara that has only recently risen. However, ever since the discovery of Sikesh as a possible trekking destination, the inflow of tourists has become high. Sikles is one of the largest villages in the northeast of Pokhara, inhabited by the Gurung community. One of the most exciting things about the trek is that it is cultural since you experience the authentic culture and tradition of the ethnic communities living there. You can even join in their music and dance in the Rodhi Ghar. 

Some of the major highlights of the Sikles Trek are: 

-    Views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal 

-    Hilltop view of the deep sub-tropical valley below 

-    Get introduced to the Ghantu dance of the Gurung tribe 

-    Hike to the hilltop of Rishing Danda and Tara Hill 

-    Chance to view the avalanches in the mountain ranges 

Sikles Trek is best known for its rich biodiversity, particularly best for bird and butterfly watching. With numerous species of plants and flowers, the wildlife is flourishing in all parts of Sikles. Moreover, the homestays in Siklesh give you a sense of home away from home. Walking through the terraced hills to the lowlands and entering the wonderful village of Siklesh to be warmly welcomed by the joyful people is simply a fantastic experience. These experiences are usually only witnessed in long treks, but Siklesh has it all when it comes to short treks. 

3. Royal Trek 

As per the name, Royal Trek is a trekking trail in the Annapurna Region of Nepal, which Prince Charles hiked in the 1980s. The royal trek is Royal in all ways since you get offered the best of the views and hospitality from the warmest of people residing there. The valleys and ridges you have to cross along the trail are mesmerizing and adventurous. Even in the short distance from Pokhara, you will find unique flora and fauna and rich culture and traditions.

Some of the main attractions of the Royal Trek are: 

  • -    The scenic drive from Pokhara to Kalikasthan 
  • -    Intermingling with the Gurung ethnic community and discovering their culture and traditions
  • -     Explore the age-old art and crafts
  • -    Views of the Annapurna range 
  • -    Walkthrough green forests 
  • -    Pass through the green terrace farms in the hills 
  • -    Up-close views of Begnas Lake 

The Gurung ethnic community living in these trails is warm and welcoming. They are eager to introduce you to their culture, fantastic food and drinks, and dresses. The high terrace farms are an eye-catching attraction, best for photography. In the backdrop of the entire scenery lies the vast Annapurna Mountain range seeming to almost melt into the deep blue sky above. The views of the mountain ranges are generally apparent in the spring season with minimal clouds. Hence, you should hop on the next bus or plane to Pokhara city and experience the royal side of the Annapurna Region. 

4.Dhampus Village Trek 

Dhampus is a famous trek from Pokhara, which has always been a favorite hiking/trekking spot for the locals and tourists. You get a chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life in the Dhampus village tucked away safely in western Nepal. This trek offers the experience of encountering different ethnic groups residing in the village and understanding their way of life. It is mainly known to be one of the best viewpoints of the Annapurna Region. 

Some of the major attractions of the Dhampus trek are: 

-    Views of Annapurna II, Dhampus Peak, Mt. Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal, Tukuche Peak, and Mt. Macchapuchre 

-    Experience the lifestyle of the Magar and Gurung communities 

-    Pass through terraced fields, hamlets, and green forests 

-    Views of Pokhara valley, Phewa Lake, and World peace stupa 

The views of Dhampus Peak at the altitude of 6012m are available throughout the trekking trail with other mountain ranges. Like most of the short treks around Pokhara, the Dhampus trek is also known for its cultural encounter with the Gurung communities mainly inhabiting this place. Dhampus is one of the few treks that has it all in the aspect of views, greenery, introduction to a new culture, and a little bit of strain on your muscles. Hence, if you are looking for a short trek with it all, begin your hike towards Dhampus. 

5. Naudanda day Hike 

If you are looking for a quick rescue from your busy life or hanging out with your friends and family during the weekend, the Naudanda day hike is the best. Naudanda day hike is a recently popularized short hike around Pokhara. It is best suited for those seeking a cultural experience, environmental education, traveling with family, nature lovers, and senior tourists. The specialty of the day hike is that the walk is not strenuous or rigorous. Therefore, if you love to travel with family or friends, you should also bring them along. However, along the way, you will even meet many solo hikers who are on a soul-searching journey to the hilltop. The maximum altitude of the Naudanda day hike is only 1540m, so it is an easy trek. 

Some of the major highlights of the Naudanda day hike are: 

  Panoramic views of Annapurna massif, Mt. Macchapuchre, Mt, Nilgiri 

-    Wonderful cultural experience 

-    Sunrise or sunset from the hills 

-    Views of Fewa Lake 

Naudanda day hike has not been quite popular. Hence you can expect fewer tourists. Danda hill is peaceful and best for relaxing for a day. The Naudanda hike offers an exceptional view of those mountains that look almost golden in the morning sunshine.

6.Panchese Trek 

Panchase Trek is a beautiful trekking experience in the Annapurna Region that offers majestic views of the mountain ranges from the Panchase hill. It is one of the famous treks near Pokhara. The trek begins from Bhumdi village, heads to Panchase Bhanjyang, and passes through lush rhododendron and pine forests. Eventually, you reach Panchase hill, which offers spectacular views of Nepal's mountains. Panchase is around 28 km away from Pokhara. 

Some of the major attractions of the Panchase trek are: 

-    Views of Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna Massif, Ganesh Himal, and Mt. Dhaulagiri

-    Visit the villages of Panchase and Bhumdi 

-    The scenic drive from Pokhara to Bhumdi village 

-    Walkthrough the green forest to Panchase Bhanjyang 

-    Explore the geographical diversity, religious and historical figures

Panchase is one of the highest hills around Pokhara. It is also known to have a religious significance among the pilgrims. Panchase is better known as Pancha Dham and is full of pilgrims all around the year. The river that flows through Panchase is the source of many other rivers like Seti, Rati, Andhi, and Jare. The trail passes through green vegetation in the subtropical climatic setting. It is an ideal place for the habitation of wildlife. You might even spot some rare birds and animals if you are lucky. Along the way, magnolia and rhododendron welcome you and show you the way towards the villages. The ethnic groups of Magars, Chhetri, and Gurung are warm and welcoming. 

7.    Sirubari Village Tour 

One of the best short treks from Pokhara, Sirubari Village tours, takes you to the beautiful and welcoming village of Sirubari in the western region of Nepal. Sirubari village is a little far from Pokhara than the other mentioned treks. It is around 57 km away from Pokhara. The trek is long but is an easy trek. The tour begins from central Pokhara and takes a scenic drive to Arjunchaupari. The trek starts from Arjunchapuri, Pokhara then heads to Sirubari. 

The major attraction of the Sirubari Village tour are: 

-    Views of Mt.Macchapuchre, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri 

-    Explore the unique culture and tradition of the Chhetri, Gurung, and Magar community 

-    Views of identical stone-brick homestays 

-    Enjoy the local delicacy and drinks 

Sirubari Village tour is often regarded as a heritage tour since the village has Buddhist, Hindu, and Shaman religious groups who have their own culture and heritage sites. Apart from the stunning Himalayan ranges, the homestays in Sirubari offer the experience of trekking in the rural parts of Nepal. One of the primary reasons you should take the Sirubari Village tour is that it has won the Heritage & Culture- Heritage Category in the 2001 PATA Gold Award. Since then, villagers have focused on tourism and installed better facilities and trip packages. Therefore, you have the best time during your stay here. In addition, the views of the mountain ranges, flora, and fauna are unobstructed in June. 

8.Sarangkot Trek

Sarangkot is a popularly known hill near Pokhara that is best known for the fantastic views of the Annapurna massif, the sunshine and sunset, and mostly-Paragliding. Paragliding in Sarangkot hill near Pokhara is known as one of the best paragliding experiences in the world. Apart from Paragliding, Sarangkot is also known for the majestic views of the Himalayan ranges. Since it is at an altitude of 1600m, the wind is strong yet smooth. Also, the scenery of the morning is immaculate. Sarangkot is only 10 km from Pokhara. Whether you have ended your long Annapurna Base Camp trek or Manaslu expedition, this is one of the best places to visit and relax. It is a heritage tour at best. 

The significant highlights of Sarangkot Trek are: 

-    The sunrise and sunset from between the hills 

-    Views of Annapurna Massif, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu. 

-    Views of paragliders flying in the open sky 

-    Explore the huts, heritage sites, temples, and monasteries 

Sarangkot is a must-go short trek near Pokhara. Some areas in Sarangkot show the rural side of Pokhara. The authentic huts that used to be there in the 90s are still there. The beauty of Sarangkot has not faded a bit. Moreover, from a tourism perspective, the hill has been protected. 

9.    Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is one of the famous treks in the Annapurna region that takes you to the villages inhabited by the communities of Gurungs and Chhetris. Ghorepani and Poon Hill treks are ideal for those wishing to start their trekking adventures and practice by flexing their legs. The essence of trekking in Nepal is throughout the trek. 

Some of the highlights of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek are: 

-    360-degree views of Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Macchapuchre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Massif 

-    Walkthrough the trail with forests of rhododendron and pine 

-    Opportunity to intermingle with the Gurung and Chhetri community and their culture 

-    Experience the local cuisine and drinks in the homestays 

It is one of the easy treks near Pokhara. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is for those seeking unobstructed views of the Himalayan ranges in the Annapurna Region without the long and strenuous trekking days. In some parts of the trail, you will have to walk through stone steps, which are at some point challenging; however, as you reach the hilltop at Poon Hill, the views are worth every bit of the challenge. The highest point of the entire trek is 3,210m, so amateur trekkers might be prone to altitude sickness. The area experiences snow in the winter season; however, it is best in the Spring season. 

10. Begnaskot Hiking 

Begnaskot hiking is a short hike around Pokhara in the northeastern rim. The green hills overlook Begnas Lake. From a distance, you can see the views of the Annapurna range, Mt. Machpuchre, and Mt. Dhaulagiri. It is around 15 km from Pokhara. You can take 30-minute boating over Beganas Lake and cross the lake. The hike starts from Sundari Danda. The hiking takes gradual ascends, but there isn't any steep climb.

Begnaskot hiking is suitable for all ages of hikers. Begnaskot hiking is also famous among the pilgrims who have a religious purpose of visiting the Begnaskot Temple. 

The main Highlights of the Begnaskot hiking are: 

- Bird's eye view of the third largest lake of Nepal - Begnas Lake and Rupa Lake 

- Experience the lifestyle of different ethnic communities 

- Hike to Sundari Danda 

- Worship and give offerings in the Begnaskot Temple

This hike is famous primarily for family hiking with friends. It is, in a way, a heritage hike since it passes various villages. Along with the villages, you will intermingle with the Gurung, Magar, Chhetri, and Bhramin communities. Begnaskot is known best for the walkthrough green hills, the Himalayas, and the Pokhara Valley. The maximum altitude of the Begnaskot hiking tour is 1300m, and the best months to visit are from September to December and February to June. 

Mountain Rock Trek and Expedition make sure that your tours and treks around Nepal are well organized and adventurous. For your convenience, we have tailored packages around the Annapurna region, Everest Region, Langtang Region, Dolpo Region, and Manaslu Region. Some of the most beautiful trekking packages are in the Annapurna Region. Apart from those mentioned above, the ten best short treks from Pokhara. There are many other short treks around Pokhara. You can also go on a hike near World Peace Stupa, tour around the city at Tal Barahi Temple, Phewa Lake, Bindabasini Temple, and more. These places make Nepal and Pokhara the best trekking and touring spots globally. Pokhara has changed a lot from a tourist perspective, but the trekking areas are the basis of life there. More tours and trekking trails have popped around in Pokhara in recent years. These trails are untouched and isolated to some extent. Hence they make the best place for soul-searching treks. The depth of the lush green forests around the trekking trails of Ghorepani, Siklesh, and Dhampus have made Nepal glorious in terms of  Nature and biodiversity. 

If you have already gone on the short trek around Pokhara and are opting for a longer trek, then our team at Mountain Rock Trek and Expedition can prepare an extended customized trek package. You can opt for Annapurna Circuit Trek, Annapurna Base Camp trek, Everest Base Camp trek, and more, among the most famous treks in Nepal.

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Essential Info

1.TRAVEL INSURANCE

Our main priority is the safety of our visitors. So we suggest. If you consider an Annapurna Trek, you should consider purchasing travel insurance to cover any unexpected costs due to health difficulties, injuries, or accidents (including air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and other treatment costs). It will help if you take travel insurance and medical and accidental insurance. 

Your insurance coverage should also cover any additional activities you plan to participate in while in Nepal. There's a thin line between adventure and outright danger. What distinguishes them is their level of preparedness for a specific task. Leaving the comforts of home and entering the embrace of nature is an adventure; failing to ensure that you are adequately covered is a danger.

 

2. Food and Accommodation

I)Food

As for food, the Annapurna region has many hotels and tea houses that facilitate you with the best food items. 

Our package will offer you full-time food with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea and coffee. We will give the food as per the menu of the hotel or tea house. We prioritize Nepali food mainly. Therefore, they will serve Nepali food items, but if you wish to have a western food item, they will also prepare it upon your request.

II)Accommodation

For accommodation in the Annapurna region, you can find hotels, lodges, and restaurants. From mid-range to expensive resorts can be seen. While trekking, you may need to stop at local villages where you cannot find such facilities. The lodge costs a bit high than other options like the hotel. However, We will arrange your accommodation in tourist comfort hotels, motels, or resorts. The hotel will provide the room with a twin bed which demands you to share your room. In your demand, we can also arrange a triple bed or a single bed which cost a bit expensive compared to others.  

 

3. Heath /Fitness And Experience Requirments 

Because some portions of the climb are very strenuous and some days need 8-9 hours of constant walking, trekking throughout Annapurna Region requires exceptional stamina, tenacity, and good health. As a result, we recommend that you get medical counsel, medicine, and authorization before embarking on this adventure. Also, consult your local General Practitioner for professional advice on the essential Guide walks before embarking on the Annapurna Trek in Nepal. However, if you don't have access to a doctor, travel clinics can provide you with the most excellent guidance.

 

4. Travel Tips (ATM, ELECTRICITY, INTERNET, LUGGAGE, PERSONAL EXPENSES)

As mentioned earlier, we can find all types of hotels and lodges starting from mid-range to very standard. But if we are moving to the local community, we might not find clubs and hotels with all kinds of facilities. 

As for the facilities, there is no electricity in all of those locations. Therefore, it is preferable to have a backup plan. We may still use batteries and chargers for backup, but additional expenses will be. There are charging stations in the lodges where you may set your devices. You may have to pay a minimal cost for the service. Bring along additional chargers or a solar charger.

There may not be internet access in all locations, limiting your ability to use data. You may have to pay extra to utilize the internet. The internet connection throughout the walking trail is sporadic at best, and it only worsens as you climb higher.

Having cash on hand for your payments is recommended due to the lack of ATMs. It would help if you had to pay for things like power, internet, and other extras like bakeries and pastries and cash for tipping. Please bring extra cash to spend while trekking because there are no ATMs as we move to higher altitudes. You may need money on the road to buy additional beverages, food, or luxuries like a hot shower, internet, etc. 

In the hotel's locker room, provide free spaces for extra luggage. Each hiker can bring up to ten pounds of trekking tools (carried by porters). There aren't any ATMs, so have plenty of cash! Even in a "main" community like Jomsom, you might not find an ATM in the Annapurna region. Almost no tea houses or commercial enterprise accepts credit cards. 

 

5. Altitude Sickness And Prevention 

While trekking to the Annapurna region, moving to higher elevations will cause altitude sickness. In addition, you will be more likely to face AMS, which might worsen HACE( High Altitude Cerebral Edema) and HAPE(High Altitude Pulmonary Edema).

When people are traveling and rising or being moved to a higher level fast, altitude sickness is prevalent. Because lower the air pressure and oxygen levels are, the higher you climb. Our bodies can handle the change, but it will take time to acclimate. 

 So to prevent AMS, we will take two acclimatization breaks every thousand meters. We will trek at a higher altitude but sleep lower to cure this altitude sickness. If we suffer from acute mountain sickness, we will take rest immediately at the same place. To energize, we will drink more liquid to stay hydrated, like soup and water. If the case starts to get worse, we will have to take rescue by helicopter.

 

6. WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

The following is the list of the things and equipment that we will need to carry with us when you are heading on the journey. 

1. For the upper part of the body

HAT: You'll need a nice, wide-brimmed trekking hat to keep the sun off your face. Lightweight, simple to carry, and neck-covering styles are the best.  While trekking, wearing a hat can protect yourself from the sun on the trail.

HEADLAMP: Along with the hat, it is better to carry a headlamp with you during the trek. Headlamps are lights we can wear on a person's head. Due to their hands-free operation, these gadgets are great for trekking and hiking. It's ideal to have your hands free when hiking so you can deal with anything Mother Nature throws at you or pull your stuff.

 At night, trails can be hard to navigate. These footprints generally incorporate pebbles, tree roots, twigs, and even animals and resemble an uncharted maze. These hazards can be dangerous, and having your hands free allows you to catch yourself, move obstacles, sprint, or fend off an enraged rabbit on the track.

WOOLEN HAT: When you move to higher elevations, you get a high chance of being caught by cold. So, it is essential to carry a woolen hat with you for your protection. Not every hat is equally suitable for trekking, so it is safer to have a woolen hat; it will be available to you if you need it. 

SUN PROTECTING HAT(WITH WIDE BRIM): Day during your trial can be sunny, and the rays directly showered upon you. It will protect UV rays from entering your skin. We must be more careful regarding our heads and protect the scalp from sunburn and skin cancer. 

SUNGLASSES(WITH UV PROTECTION): As we move towards high altitude, the atmospheric layer becomes thinner, which increases exposure to harmful rays because the capacity to filter these rays becomes less. Therefore, we need to carry sunglasses to protect our eyes from harmful rays.

 

2. BODY PART

Waterproof jackets and trousers: Rain on the path is always possible, especially if you intend to hike between June and September (we strongly advise against walking in the region). We recommend bringing rain gear with you as a precaution, preferably a gore-tex membrane hardshell jacket. An inexpensive pair of waterproof pullovers will typically be enough for pants.

T-SHIRT: It is better to wear light clothes to avoid extreme sweating and discomfort during trekking. A t-shirt is best to wear during such trips. 

Clothing: Layering is a significant walk component due to the considerable fluctuation in altitude and temperature. You'll be able to quickly adapt to the climate and be comfortable and safe if you can add and remove layers of clothes while trekking. For example, if you intend on hiking during the cooler winter months of December through February, you'll want to bring some extra layers.

GLOVES: You will need to carry your gloves with you because gloves will help protect your hands from sweat, extreme weather conditions, and other inconvenient situations that may cause discomfort and injury.

 

LOWER BODY CLOTHING

THERMAL INNERS: Thermal inners are insulators between your body and the surrounding cold air. They trap body heat and prevent heat loss. Use the ones generally made with polyester or give extra comfort and flexibility.

TROUSERS: A full-length pair of trekking trousers provides solid path protection, preventing cuts and scratches from prickly plants, twigs, rocks, and other hazards. Trekking trousers allow you to travel much easier without the sound of rustling plants and enable you to get near to animals without making a nuisance.

DOWN JACKET: One of the most significant purchases you'll make is a down jacket. On a hiking or climbing journey throughout the journey, having the correct warm, insulating layer may make or break your pleasure level. So when you are heading for a trek in the Everest region, we must include a down jacket in your packing list. 

 

3. FOOTWEARS

TREKKING BOOTS: Trekking boots are necessary as they help to protect the foot and ankles during long-distance trekking. They are one of the essential items of trekking as they can determine a trekker's ability to walk long distances without injury.

SOCKS: A trekking sock is essential for avoiding blisters. Unlike a weak, stinking cotton sock, a hiking hose will not continually brush against the back of your foot and will give substantial protection from friction caused by your shoe. The socks maintain a constant temperature for the feet. Socks are incredibly soft and comfortable on foot.

 

4. OTHER TYPES OF EQUIPMENT FOR TREKKING

TREKKING POLES: Trekking poles intersperse your arms and shoulders into the trekking movement, allowing you to use better muscles to force yourself uphill and control your downhill. The result is an expansion in rate without an accumulation in leg soreness.

FIRST-AID KIT: First aid kits are a must-have for every trekker. They help you with necessary treatment during the trial. Thus to minimize the risk of infection or injury severity, we must take it with ourselves. A well-stocked kit contains items that treat burns, injuries, scrapes, and cuts.

SLEEPING BAGS: Though we will be staying in hotels and there will be services, still take no risk and carry a sleeping bag with you. If you want the best night's sleep on the trail, it is best to take your sleeping bags.

PERSONAL BAGS: When going on an outdoor trek, you want to be sure that you'll be comfortable the entire time. Personal bags are vital if you're hiking a long and challenging walk. The type of trekking backpack you use will significantly impact how pleasant your adventure will be. If you're carrying many goods, you'll need a bag that distributes the weight properly, so you don't get tired soon.

 

7. PASSPORT AND VISA

It is relatively simple to acquire a visa for Nepal. You can apply for a visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/Consulate or Mission office in your home country or buy one when you arrive at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. To apply for a visa, you'll need two passport-sized photos, US dollar visa costs, and a valid passport for at least six months before your travel. Nationals of the SAARC (India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, and Afghanistan) and China, on the other hand, do not need a visa to enter Nepal. However, a transit visa is only valid for three days for foreign nationals. As a result, for more extended visits, a permit is necessary.

A passport is very crucial to travel in Nepal. In addition, if you want to do mountain trekking, you will have to get a mountain license. 

 

8. BANKING AND ATM

Our packages usually include meals and lodging, but you may require cash for personal expenses. There is a lower likelihood of finding an ATM or no ATM on the ABC trail. . Before you go on the walk, make sure you have enough cash. As mentioned above, there is no ATM in the Annapurna region everywhere, so It is better not to depend on ATMs for the expenses. The hotels and lodges also mostly accept cash rather than online payments, so it's more convenient to take enough money with you.  

 

9. GUIDES PORTER AND TIPPING SYSTEM IN NEPAL

Solo trekking, group trekking, or a couple of trekking without a guide will be difficult, so it is necessary to take a guide with you whenever you plan to trek. In addition, the trail in the Annapurna region might not be familiar to you if you are traveling for the first time. 

Since you will have to carry many trekking equipments, it will be convenient and helpful if you take a porter. The porter will help you maintain the luggage, and the Guide will help you take the right trail. 

While traveling, you may face uncertainties. For example, you may suffer from altitude sickness and AMS (Acute mountain sickness), so to help you during such situations, we need to take a guide with us.  

As for the tips for guides and porters will set you back 10% of the total price. Ten percent of the cost is for the Guide and porter. Mountain Rock Treks provide sixty percent to the Guide's tips and 40 percent to the porter.

 

9. BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS

We are flexible with bookings. However, you must pay a 25% deposit when you confirm, with the remainder due upon arrival. There are no hidden fees with us.

If you want to join a group, we have different terms and conditions that you may learn about by contacting us.

Mountain Rock Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. handles all of our reservations. Fill out a Booking Form and send it to the firm together with your deposits and insurance payment to book a package (if applicable). You must pay a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the trip charge at booking for all trips. You can pay the remaining payment once you arrive in Kathmandu and before the tour.

 The Company or its Agent should receive the non-refundable deposit. When arranging a custom holiday with the firm,  Mountain Rock Treks will advise you of the needed cost for the Treks. 

You are booking with a bank transfer or a credit card deposit (Visa or MasterCard).

10. LAST-MINUTE BOOKING FOR ANNAPURNA REGION TREKKING

We are flexible with bookings. However, we are not refundable for last-minute cancellations. To ensure your seat on one of our Annapurna region trekking packages at the last minute, you must pay the entire package amount.

We'll try our best to get everything in order before the deadline. So arrive in Kathmandu at least a day ahead of time for the experience. Please get in touch with us directly for further details.

The cancellation of a Client's order must be made in writing and verified by the Company. The date the Company or its Agents receives the cancellation request will determine the cancellation charge. 

You will forfeit the 25% deposit if you decide to cancel at the last minute after you have confirmed it. If you choose to cancel your trip after it has begun for any reason, you will be responsible for the total cost of the trip. Once you've started your journey, we can't give you a refund. Therefore, the Client should obtain cancellation insurance at booking.

 

HOW DIFFICULT IS THE ANNAPURNA REGION TREK?

  • ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREKKING (MODERATE)
  • ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREKKING (MODERATE)
  • ANNAPURNA GURUNG HERITAGE TRAIL TREK (MODERATE)
  • ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK WITH TILICHO LAKE (MODERATE)
  • SHORT ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK (STRENUOUS)
  • ROYAL TREK (EASY)
  • GHOREPANI SUNRISE TREK (DIFFICULT)
  • KHOPRA DANDA TREK (DIFFICULT)
  • BAGLUNG PANI AND GHANPOKHARA TREK (DIFFICULT)
  • TILICHO LAKE WITH MESOKANTO PASS (DIFFICULT)

Client Reviews

  • Great Job

    I came on this blog when searching for a quick hike close to Pokhara. The information on these paths was incredibly helpful. You did a great job of explaining.

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    EbonyCanadaApril 21, 2022
  • Dhampus Village

    One of the rare hikes that offers views, vegetation, exposure to a different culture, and a moderate amount of physical exertion is Dhampus. Therefore, start your trip in the direction of Dhampus if you're searching for a quick hike with everything. Additionally, we learn about the culture of the Gurung region. It worked best for quick hikes.

    J
    JoannFranceApril 20, 2022
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