Gorkha Pokhara Trek

  • Duration 17
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Tea House
  • Accommodation Tea House
  • Max. Altitude 1300
  • Activity Trekking,hikking and climbing
  • Group Type Private
  • Group Size 1+
  • Best Season spring and Autumn
  • Sightseeing the privileged charm, comfy ride from Kathmandu
  • Amazingly pleasant and paradise trekking through rural villages
  • Spring and Autumn Season highly preferred to chase the nature
  • Harvesting of paddy plants by the locals is out-of-  valley
  • History and culture of Shah Kings and the brave Gorkhali forces solderis
  • King’s palace, Museum and cave
  • Celebrating the trek with a delicious meal and a chilled beer at one of Lakeside’s restaurants

Gorkha Pokhara Trek Overview

The Gorkha Pokhara trek is an off beaten trekking trail connecting the Gorkha district and Pokhara city passing through traditional villages and walking way used by locales. The development of road and transportation has made Gorkha and Pokhara so much accessible that this trekking trail is less crowded and used by locale only. We follow the direct southern route to Pokhara although there is another northern route but southern route is far easy and delightful than north so we follow southern route. The southern route begins from Gorkha bazar and takes the tourists to trekking trail that traverses through traditional villages of Gorkha which are resided in beautiful natural settings accompanied with lush forests, scenic landscapes, far distance scenic views of mountains and white Himalayas and friendly locales. This route is for all types of travelers and vacationers because of its lower altitude with good views of Himalayas without having going to base camp. The Gorkha Pokhara trek trekking trail covers the visit to various legendary Gurkha villages of Gorkha district who are called Gorkhali and are legendary brave warriors of Nepal who fought over guns with Khukuri. Pokhara C Lake City of Nepal”, is the dream nature city for holidays, travel and sightseeing having various names like “Hill City of Nepal”honeymoon City of Nepal

The tourists land on Gorkha Bazar on land vehicle and have overnight rest there.  The following day they start a delightful trekking experience travelling through general altitude regions accompanied by green hills, warm sun, traditional villages and beautiful views from hills. The tourists from Gorkha Bazar traverse through various villages called Pokharathok, Ramche, Tarighat, Kunchha, Sedaghat, Deurali, Nayabazar and after Nayabazar the tourists take land vehicle to Pokhara city. The tourists have overnight rest at Pokhara city and do sightseeing.

Gorkha to Pokhara Trek Difficulty 0r not?
Gorkha to Pokhara Trek is an easy trek and walking routes , that attracts novice trekkers/ hikers and nature lovers. Anyone with no trekking experience can embark on this adventure. The highest elevation of this trek is 1290m.

On average, you will trek for 4-5 hours through flat trails. And on a challenging day, you must trek for 7-8 hours.

Day to Day Itinerary
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  • Drive from Kathmandu to Gorkha (approximately 5-6 hours).
  • Explore the historical Gorkha Durbar and surrounding area.
  • Overnight in Gorkha.

  • Trek from Gorkha to Arughat (approximately 6-7 hours).
  • The trail passes through villages, terraced fields, and forests.
  • Overnight in Arughat.

  • Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola (approximately 5-6 hours).
  • The trail follows the Budhi Gandaki River.
  • Overnight in Soti Khola.

  • Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (approximately 6-7 hours).
  • The trail passes through beautiful landscapes and villages.
  • Overnight in Machha Khola.

  • Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (approximately 6-7 hours).
  • The trail goes through several suspension bridges and waterfalls.
  • Overnight in Jagat.

  • Trek from Jagat to Deng (approximately 6-7 hours).
  • The trail passes through lush forests and picturesque villages.
  • Overnight in Deng.

  • Trek from Deng to Namrung (approximately 5-6 hours).
  • The trail offers stunning views of Manaslu and other peaks.
  • Overnight in Namrung.

  • Trek from Namrung to Lho (approximately 3-4 hours).
  • Visit the Ribung Gompa and enjoy the views of Manaslu.
  • Overnight in Lho.

  • Trek from Lho to Samagaon (approximately 3-4 hours).
  • Explore the village of Samagaon and acclimatize to the altitude.
  • Overnight in Samagaon.

  • Explore the village of Samagaon and enjoy the views of Manaslu.
  • Overnight in Samagaon.

  • Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (approximately 3-4 hours).
  • The trail offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Overnight in Samdo.

  • Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala (approximately 3-4 hours).
  • The trail ascends gradually towards the base camp of Larkya La pass.
  • Overnight in Dharamsala.

  • Trek from Dharamsala to Bimthang via Larkya La Pass (approximately 8-9 hours).
  • Cross the Larkya La Pass (5,160 meters) and descend to Bimthang.
  • Overnight in Bimthang.

  • Trek from Bimthang to Tilije (approximately 5-6 hours).
  • The trail descends through rhododendron forests and villages.
  • Overnight in Tilije.

  • Trek from Tilije to Chamje (approximately 5-6 hours).
  • The trail follows the Marsyangdi River.
  • Overnight in Chamje.

  • Drive from Chamje to Pokhara (approximately 7-8 hours).
  • Enjoy the scenic drive back to Pokhara.
  • Overnight in Pokhara.

  • Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • End of the trek.
Altitude Chart

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

Cost Includes
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the in trekking
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Everest trekking map.
  • all ground transports
  • An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works  entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.
Cost Excludes
  • Meals your self Kathmandu (L+D).
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.
Departure Dates
  • We have daily departures for this trip from beginning March to May and from frist -September to mid-December. You can type in the number of passengers to book a reservation and select a date that is convenient for you. Due to group size, we never cancel a trip once you’ve made a reservation. If you would rather join the group, we will add more travelers on the selected date. You can let us know once you make a reservation or earlier.
Useful Info

Trekking Gear List 2015/ 2015 for Ghorkha Pokhara trekking

  • Jeans or slacks
  • Towel and toilet kit
  • Underwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sleeping bag, warm to 20 degrees F, either down or fibrefill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
  • Parka, down or fibre fill; a ski jacket is ok
  • Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
  • Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
  • Daypack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry
  • Water bottle 1 liter or 1 quart; be sure that it does not leak
  • Flashlight
  • Walking Boot
  • The trek typically takes around 16-18 days, depending on the specific route and pace.

  • The best time to do the trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is mild and stable.

  • The trek is considered to be moderately difficult, with some challenging terrain and high altitudes. It is suitable for trekkers with a good level of fitness and some trekking experience.

  • The highest point of the trek is the Larkya La Pass, which is located at an altitude of 5,160 meters (16,930 feet).

  • Yes, you will need the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card for this trek.

  • Accommodation along the trekking route includes teahouses and guesthouses, which offer basic but comfortable rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Camping is also an option in some areas.

  • You should pack warm clothing, sturdy trekking boots, a sleeping bag, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a first aid kit, and personal toiletries. It’s also a good idea to carry water purification tablets or a water filter.

  • Yes, it is possible to do the trek independently, but hiring a guide and/or porter is recommended for safety and navigation, especially in remote areas.

  • The trek offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains, including Manaslu and Annapurna ranges, as well as a chance to experience the local culture and hospitality of the villages along the way.

  • Yes, the Gorkha to Pokhara Trek can be combined with other treks in the Annapurna region, such as the Annapurna Circuit or the Annapurna Base Camp trek, for a longer trekking experience.

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