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A 25 kilometer road off the main highway connecting Pokhara and Kathmandu brings you to the ancient Gorkha – the untouched and captivating town of Nepal. Gorkha to Pokhara Trek is an easy low altitude trek providing a wonderful insight into Nepalese rural life with only few uphill climbs. In fact, the trail from Gorkha to Pokhara is an ancient highway of bygone days from the 18th century, connecting western Nepal.

However, there are many alternative routes of the Gorkha to Pokhara trek. On one hand, the northern route provides a trek close to the mountains of Manaslu (7945m), Himalchuli, and Buddha Himal (6674m). Especially the side trip to Baraha Pokhari, a fine high-altitude lake, is worth this route. On the other hand, the more direct southern route to Pokhara allows a visit to the ancient town of Gorkha with its large Bazaar. This low altitude trek route attracts novice trekkers and walkers and nature lovers because of its lower altitude. You can enjoy very good views of the Himalayas without actually having to ascend.

Itinerary Outline:

01 Arrival day, transfer airport to hotel, rest and relax

02 Drive from Kathmandu to Zerokilo via Abu Khaireni – 5 hours

03 Trekking Simaluguri to Palungtar (1050m) – 5 hours

04 Trekking Palungtar to Tarkughat (1000m) – 6 hours

05 Trekking Tarkughat to Kunchha (1221m) – 6 hours

06 Trekking Kunchha to Sisaghat (870m) – 7 hours

07 Trekking Sisaghat to Karputaar (490m) – 6:30 hours

08 Trekking Karputaar to Syaklung(1100m) – 6 hours

09 Trekking Syaklung to Kalikasthan (1300m) – 5 hours

10 Trekking from Kalikasthan to Bijayapur khola (900m) and drive to Pokhara

11 Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus – 7 hours

12 Transfer airport and departure flight


Arrival day

Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, a representative of Nature Trail Trekking will pick you up from the airport and take you to the hotel. We will organize a pre-trip discussion where you will meet and get to know your trek leader and the other team members. This is your time to ask any remaining questions about your trip! Later, you are invited for a welcome dinner hosted by Nature Trail. We will try excellent Nepalese cuisine to introduce you to the country’s food culture.

Drive from Kathmandu to Zerokilo via Abu Khaireni which takes approximately 5 hours.

You depart early morning for the five hour drive to Zerokilo west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyangdi gently up through heavily terraced fields. After you reach Abukhairent, you head towards North. After following the zigzag road you reach Zerokilo. After refreshment you begin your trek for Simalghari passing along flat land with views of beautiful sceneries. Simalghari is a village at the bank of the Daraundi river. There is a government school and old market. Overnight at camp/lodge.

Walking time: 3 hours


Trekking Simaluguri to Palungtar (1050m)

The path you follow is quite flat all the way to Palungtar. En route you cross terrace fields and enjoy magnificent sceneries of villages at a distance. The peaks which are covered with snow appear at some distance. Palungtar is a pretty big village inhabited by Brahmins, Chhetri and Newar. Here you feel exhilarated to see the terraces, mango gardens and oranges in some places. Overnight at camp/lodge.

Walking time: 5 hours


Trekking Palungtar to Tarkughat (1000m)

This day you begin your trek following a flat path, crossing a stream and visiting a few villages. On the way you come across a few grazing fields where local people bring their domestic animals. As you enter Tarkughat , you are welcomed by Newar, Chhetri and Brahmins. This village lies at the bank of Marshyangdi river. You can enjoy swimming in the Marshyangdi river. You then continue your trek along a drivable road until you reach Tarkughat. Overnight at camp/lodge.

Walking time: 6 hours


Trekking Tarkughat to Kunchha (1221m)

Leaving Tarkughat you start heading uphill until you reach Sundarbazaar. Here, there is an old market and you can see some villages at a distance. Now you move through terraces and have an opportunity to enjoy the views of splendid snow peaks. After some time, you arrive at Tuhure Pasaal where you find a few typical tea shops. Walking gently uphill, you reach Kunchha, which is a popular village of this area. The mountain views visible from here are truly excellent. You can enjoy the views of Manaslu, Lamjung and the Annapurna range. Observing the sunset from this location is a highlight of the day. People living in harmony here belong to different communities and are farmers, government employees and a few have joined the army. Overnight at camp/lodge.

Walking time: 6 hours


Trekking Kunchha to Sisaghat (870m)

To reach Sisaghat, you climb down passing through terraces growing millet and maize. Sisaghat is another human settlement of this area. The main inhabitants belong to a mixed community and it lies at the bank of Madi River. You can have a swim here and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Overnight at camp/lodge.

Walking time: 7 hours


Trekking - Sisaghat to Karputaar (490m)

You walk along the bank of Madi River passing through terraces. After trekking gently uphill you reach Karputaar. En route you come across several villages rich in their distinct culture. Karputaar is a small village with mixed community. Overnight at camp/lodge.

Walking time: 6:30 hours


Trekking Karputaar to Syaklung (1100m)

This day is comparatively difficult as you trek gradually uphill in the beginning and later go steeply up for some hours. En route you cross through forests covered with local vegetation and cross a few streams. At some distance, you can also see snow peaks. Syaklung is a village dominated by Gurung, Magar and other communities of Nepal. There is an excellent camping spot here. Moreover, you will find recently opened tea shops and small lodges. This place grants you an opportunity to enjoy the views of Annapurna South, Fish tail, Annapurna II, Lamjung, Mardi peak, Manaslu and several unnamed peaks.Overnight at camp/lodge.

Walking time: 6 hours


Trekking Syaklung to Kalikasthan (1300m)

To reach Kalikasthan you trek downhill at first and then follow an ascending and descending path. The trail follows along the forested ridge top through rough drivable road, passing through Thulokot and Majhthana (1220m). You are accompanied by views of Machhapuchhre, the Annapurna range, Lamjung Himal and Manasalu. Kalikasthan is a village inhabited by Hindu people and named after goddess Kali as there is a temple with an idol of Kali at the top of the ridge. There is also a well managed camping spot. Here, you will also find small local shops with minimal supplies, typical tea shops and very small lodges. Observing the sunset is memorable experience. Overnight at camp/lodge.

Walking time: 5 hours


Trek from Kalikasthan to Bijayapur khola (900m) and drive to Pokhara

This day you gently climb downhill to arrive to Bijayapur Khola, passing through villages and drivable road. After lunch, you drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at camp/lodge.

Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus, 7 hours.

While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal’s first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you can enjoy mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.

If you wish to stay and spend a day or more in Pokhara, please let us know so we can adjust the itinerary accordingly. We are also happy to organize sightseeing or adventurous activities for you.


Transfer airport and departure flight

Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. A representative from Nature Trail Travels & Tours will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

The beautiful lakesite of Pokhara

Pokhara is one of the best tourist destinations in Nepal. It is also considered as one of the top adventures and leisure cities of Nepal, and functions as a gateway to the Annapurna region. This city offers plenty of adventures for individual travelers, couples, groups or even families with kids.

Pokhara city itself offers a great deal of experiences, such as beautiful trekking routes, many day hiking opportunities, paragliding, zip lining and so much more. In addition the simplicity of the city makes it a great spot for relaxation before and after a trek. Without any efforts or adventure, you will have great view of the Annapurna mountain range, backside of the city in the north, and Dhaulagiri and more mountains in the northwest.

Pokhara will overwhelm you with its picturesque beauty. While walking along the shores of the Fewa lake, you will be surrounded by a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Massif, and it’s reflections in the lake. A beautiful color combination that is created by the wooden boats and paragliders that are sailing, flying and rowing over the lake is probably going to be one of the highlights of your travel experience in Nepal.

While in Pokhara, one may enjoy boating and reading books, observing the serenity of the nature, or enjoy a couple of drinks, either in local restaurants or at a blues bar, or may simply enjoy sightseeing or cycling around the city. Further, there are plenty of souvenir shops in the market section of the city. Pokhara produces some of the finest handicrafts in the country.

Many activities invite you to explore the city’s surroundings. A short hike to Sarangkot is highly recommended, which offers a magnificent sight of sunset, sunrise, and of the whole city beneath. Davis Waterfall, a sublime waterfall in the city is another excursion not to be missed.

Pokhara has also developed as an adventure destination in the last decade, offering everything from ultralight flying to paragliding, and from skydiving and ziplining to bungee jumping, Pokhara is a complete holiday package for a perfect vacation.

Price & Service Details:

JOIN GROUP 1 before departure from Kathmandu.
Transportation to trekking starting point and from ending point
Trekking Information Management System Fee (TIMS Fee)
National park Conservation Fee
Lodge trek with all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and accommodation in tea house lodge.
Services of English speaking trekking guide and porter (one porter for two people and the maximum weight carry by one porter is total 25kg)
Accommodation, meals, insurance, equipment and allowance of guide and porter.
Sleeping bag and down jacket if necessary.
All applicable government taxes and service charges.
Any accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
Any sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Any international and domestic airfare
Your personal travel insurance and medical.
Bottled drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter, and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc.
Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents, and other occurrence, beyond our control.
Nepal visa fee.
Any other optional services not mentioned above as included.
Gorkha Pokhara Trekkng
Gorkha Pokhara Trekkng

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