Lahachok-Ghachok Cultural Trek
Lahachowk and Ghachok are beautiful villages situated in the north west region of Pokhara. These villages are situated at an altitude of 1200m above sea level. This is a 2 day’s trek and it starts from Hemja, famous for its orange groves. This route offers scenic beauty and an old settlement rich in culture. This trek is ideal for beginners and all levels of trekkers as the distance is not so far and the trail is easy.These villages are one of the oldest settlements of Kaski region. This is short and easy cultural trek in Nepal, providing an insight to the lifestyles of local community of Kaski as well as great views of Himalayas. Be well equipped to cross 2 rivers (Seti and Mardi) to reach this destination.
Day 1: After 40 minutes drive from Pokhara, you will reach Milanchok, Hyanja. You can start your trek from Milanchowk. After 30 minutes walk, you will reach Mardi River which is popular for Himalayan Traut Fish. Once you crossed the Mardi river, you will follow the path that goes to Lahachowk village. Our destination for 1st day is Armala Hill, a locally popular hill located in North of Lahachowk. After 2-3 hours of walk, we will reach Armala Hill. From Armala Hill, you will be able to view spectacular view of Pokhara Valley.
Day 2: On the early morning, you will be able to enjoy the view of the sunrise from Armala Hill. In the morning, you can also visit Deurali Temple and Tea Garden near by homestay. After the launch, you will walk down to go to Ghachok. Keep walking until you reach Mardi River.