Best Short Treks Near Pokhara

Pokhara is a trekker’s paradise due to its natural beauty. There are many things to do in Pokhara. One of the most popular activities in Pokhara is trekking in the surrounding area. There are dozens of trekking trails which we can do within 2 to 7 days ( depending on route ) near Pokhara. Both long and short duration treks offers stunning mountain views. In this post, we’re going to highlight for the best short treks near Pokhara. All these trails are perfect for beginner trekkers, making them ideal for family treks and student tours.


What are the best short treks near Pokhara for 2024?

They are as follows.

  1. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
  2. Mardi Himal Trek
  3. Khopra Danda Trek
  4. Mulde Peak Trek
  5. Mohare Danda Trek
  6. Ghandruk Trek
  7. Dhampus Trek 2 days

Ghorepani for beginners

1. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek – the most demanded short trek near Pokhara )

The Ghoreppani Poon Hill Trekking is the most demanded short trek near Pokhara. In a peak season, there will be 300 to 400 people check-in in a day. You can do Poon Hill Trekking within 3 to 7 days ( depending on itinerary ) from and to Pokhara. If you’re looking for SHORT POPULAR TREKKING NEAR POKHARA, the Poon Hill Trekking is for you.

2. Mardi Himal Trek – Trending short trek around Pokhara

5 Days Short Mardi Himal Trek from Pokhara

The Mardi Himal Trek is the another best option to make a short-duration trek around the city Pokhara. These days the Mardi Himal Trek is trending short treks in Nepal as it is getting high demand as it is very close to Pokhara and offers stunning mountain views. No matter whether you have 3 days or more than 3 days, you can do Mardi Himal Trekking from and to Pokhara within 3 to 7 days ( depending on itinerary ) .

3. Khopra Ridge/Danda Trek

Trekking to Khopra Ridge Trek

Khopra Ridge ( Danda ) Trek is also one of the best trekking route around Pokhara, that can you do within 5 to 7 days. It is not crowded like Poon Hill and Mardi Himal. Hence if you’re looking off-the beaten path but offers great views, the Khopra/Ridge Trek is for you. For details on this package, here you can go Khopra Ridge Trek Package.

4. Mulde Peak Trek

Mulde Peak

You can do the Mulde Peak Trek within 3 days from Pokhara. Just take a bus or Jeep to drive to Ghandruk from where you can begin to trek to Mulde Peak. It has superior views of mountains to poon hill because it is located 200m higher than poon hill.

Why Mohare Danda Trek

5. Mohare Danda Trek

Within 4 to 5 days from Pokhara, you can do the Mohare Danda trek. The Mohare Danda Trekking is the best short duration mountain trip near Pokhara. You can do Mohare Danda Trekking instead of crowded Poon Hill.

Ghandruk Village Annapurna

6. Ghandruk Trek 3 Days

Ghandruk trek you can go and back within 3 days but keep in mind you can make it longer by adding side trips near the beautiful Ghandruk Village.

  • 1st Day: Pokhara to Landruk
  • 2nd Day: Landruk to Ghandruk
  • 3rd Day: Ghandruk to Pokhara

Australian Camp Dhampus Village Trek

7. Dhampus Trek 2 days

The Dhampus trek is a relatively very short trek and very near to the Pokhara. This trek goes through local houses, farmlands, and forested trails. Moreover, during the Dhampus village trekking, you will visit Australian Camp from where you can experience the best view of the Annapurna Range. We can do Dhampus Trekking within 1 night and 2 days.

Final Thoughts regarding Short Trekking Near the Pokhara

All the trekking which I mention above is ideal for novice hikers. as well as experienced trekkers. Though there are many things to do in Pokhara, trekking/hiking is the best. If you want to know more about short treks near Pokhara, don’t hesitate to Contact Us.

About Author

JayaramJayaram Thapaliya, an executive director at BASE CAMP HIKE. He has trekked to mostly places in Nepal. He has been to Annapurna Circuit more than 10 times. Jayaram is the one who is ready to help you to make wonderful trip in Nepal.

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