Landruk Trek

Landruk Trek

“Where Next?” Pokhara is beautiful not just because of what’s inside, but also because of all the Places surrounding Pokhara. I would recommend a place that follows few kilometres away from the center, following the Baglung Highway. If you are in Pokhara for a short period of time and can’t resist exploring around, “Trip to Landruk” is an ideal one for you. It offers you the best view of Annapurna range, sunrise and sunset, traditional Gurung culture, and on top of all that, a peace of mind, away from the city hustle bustle.  The best part about this trip; it takes only 48 hours of your life to gain a memory of a lifetime. With Mardi Himal and Ghandruk nearby, other trails are very likely to make you cling into the place. The Trip kick-starts with short drive to Phedi from Pokhara which takes about an hour. Another hour of steep climbing is followed by less steep walk through the forest and the stone paved stairs until you reach the top of ridge. Continue walking for another 30 minutes and you step into a dirt road. Nobody’s road is paved perfectly, the dirt road leads you to a magnificent scenery. Dhampus village is the first village to welcome you with Annapurna, Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) along with the Dhaulagiri range. You can call it a day , stay in Dhampus , roam around, enjoy the hospitality Gurung community has to offer or you can continue your walk(trek) up to Australian Base Camp or Pothana and rest your boots for the day. Next morning, first thing you’ll witness is golden beams of light on your face; the best Sunrise with the backdrop of Annapurna range. The walk to Landruk continues with Rhododendron...
Hike to Gosainkuda

Hike to Gosainkuda

As they said “Respond to every call that excites your Spirit”. Six people, four days. Goodly hills were already welcoming us with smile in their eyes while we were on course to Dhunche. Tiredness we felt during jumpy bus ride went hiding somewhere when we saw red rhododendron filing the hillside with its charm.   A quick call to start the hike from Dhunche resulted walk of 5 hours in lofty trails. Walk on those trails was hard nevertheless seeing Deers roaming around freely made us forget leg pains we were having. We called it a night when we reached Dhimsa at 7:30 pm. The night was surprisingly cozy with oven to warm our hands and place to rest our physically tired body. Potatoes were delicious there. After taking a good rest, we continued our hike to Gosaikunda at 6:30 am. A day long hike welcomed us with snow covered steep slopes . Hiking in those snowy trails were never an easy since you would go down upto your knees while walking, it was amusing though. Drinking typical mountain tea with yak butter energized our hiking spirits. Thanks to warm hearted dai, working in Cheese factory, Chandanbari. We would meet trekkers returning with happiness in their eyes excitement in their words of seeing the beauty of frozen lake,the frozen trail.   Houses and Stupas were rare only to be seen after a long walk, where we would stop for a while, catch our breath and walk on. After continuing trail with just your leg to fit in width, life threating view down the trail, small frozen kundas resting in...