Kahun Danda Hiking Tour

Kahun Danda Hiking Tour

Start Point

Pokhara

End Point

Pokhara

Duration

1 Day

Grade

Easy

Max Altitude

1443 m.

Meals

Lunch

No. of Person

Min. 01 Pax

Highlights

Panoramic views: Kahund Danda, which translates to “Misty Hill” in Nepali, sits at an elevation of 1,444 meters (4,740 feet) and offers stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range, Pokhara Valley, and Phewa Tal. From the viewpoint, you can see the majestic peaks of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and many more.

Sunrise: For an even more spectacular experience, consider starting your hike early to catch the sunrise over the Himalayas. Watching the mountains come alive with color is a truly magical sight.

Diverse landscape: The hike to Kahund Danda takes you through a variety of landscapes, including rice paddies, terraced fields, rhododendron forests, and villages. You’ll also see a variety of birds and wildlife along the way.

Cultural experience: The hike passes through several traditional Nepali villages, where you can learn about the local culture and way of life. You may even have the opportunity to meet some of the villagers and hear their stories.

Relatively easy hike: The Kahund Danda hike is a relatively easy trail that is suitable for most people. The total distance is about 5 kilometers (3 miles) and the elevation gain is about 500 meters (1,640 feet).

Escape the crowds: Kahund Danda is a less crowded alternative to some of the more popular hikes in the Pokhara area, such as Sarangkot. This makes it a great option for travelers who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas without the crowds.

Here are some additional tips for planning your Kahund Danda Hiking Tour:

The best time to hike Kahund Danda is during the dry season, from October to May.

Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that you can hike in.

Bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.

Pack plenty of water and snacks.

Hire a local guide if you’re not familiar with the area.

Kahun Danda Day Hike Tour: Breathtaking Views and Peaceful Exploration near Pokhara

A day hike to Kahun Danda is a perfect option for travelers seeking stunning Himalayan panoramas, cultural encounters, and a moderate walking challenge near Pokhara. Here’s what you can expect:

Highlights:

Panoramic Views: Witness breathtaking vistas of the Annapurna range, including Machhapuchhre (“Fishtail”), Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Lamjung Himal, stretching across the Pokhara Valley.

Moderate Hike: The trail is around 3-4 hours round trip with an elevation gain of 400 meters, suitable for most fitness levels.

Diverse Landscapes: Enjoy walking through forests, rice fields, and traditional villages, experiencing the beauty and charm of rural Nepal.

Kahun Danda Viewpoint: Reach the viewpoint perched at 1444 meters, offering spectacular panoramas and a serene atmosphere.

Cultural Immersion: Interact with locals in villages, observe daily life, and gain insights into Nepali culture.

Kahun Danda Hiking Itinerary:

Morning: Start your day early with a pick-up from your hotel in Pokhara by private car or shared taxi.

Drive to Trailhead: The drive to the starting point, Fulbari Barrack, takes approximately 45 minutes.

Hike Start: Begin your hike on a well-maintained trail through forests and villages.

Rice Fields and Rhododendrons: Enjoy scenic walks through terraced rice fields and rhododendron forests, appreciating the diverse landscapes.

Viewpoint Reach: After 1-2 hours, arrive at the Kahun Danda viewpoint, soaking in the magnificent views of the Himalayas and Pokhara Valley.

Relaxation and Exploration: Take photos, relax at the viewpoint, or even climb the watchtower for an even more spectacular panorama.

Lunch Break: Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch with breathtaking views or savor a meal at a local teahouse.

Descent: Hike back down the same trail, enjoying the different perspectives and local activity.

Return: Drive back to Pokhara, reaching your hotel by late afternoon.

Additional Tips:

Consider a guide: While the trail is easy to follow, a guide can share insights into the local culture and history.

Wear comfortable shoes and clothing: Opt for breathable layers suitable for changing weather conditions.

Bring water, snacks, and sunscreen: Stay hydrated and protected throughout the hike.

Respect the environment: Avoid littering and follow responsible hiking practices.

Bargain politely: If buying souvenirs from local vendors.

Cost:

The cost of a Kahun Danda day hike tour varies depending on the chosen operator, group size, and inclusions. Expect to pay around $60-$90 for a shared tour and more for a private tour.

Overall, a Kahun Danda day hike tour offers a rewarding experience with stunning views, cultural immersion, and a moderate challenge. If you’re looking for a beautiful and enriching day trip near Pokhara, this hike is definitely worth considering!

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    Trail Information:

    Distance: Approximately 5 kilometers (3 miles) round trip.

    Elevation Gain: Around 500 meters (1,640 feet).

    Difficulty: Moderate. The trail is mostly uphill, but not too steep.

    Start point: Fulbari Army Barrack near Mahendrapul, Pokhara.

    Duration: 2-3 hours for the hike itself, with additional time for rest and enjoying the views.

    Logistics:

    Transportation: You can drive or take a taxi to the starting point (Fulbari Barrack) from Pokhara. Some tour companies offer transport as part of their packages.

    Guide: Hiring a local guide is recommended, especially if it’s your first time. They can help you navigate the trail, point out interesting landmarks, and explain the local culture.

    Permits: As of January 2024, no permits are required for short day hikes in the area. However, it’s best to check with local authorities for any updates.

    Tips:

    Best time to go: October to May offers clear skies and pleasant temperatures. However, avoid monsoon season (June to September) due to heavy rains and potential landslides.

    Wear comfortable hiking shoes and clothes. Layers are advisable as the temperature can change quickly at higher altitudes.

    Bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses. The Nepali sun can be strong, especially at higher elevations.

    Carry plenty of water and snacks. There are no shops or restaurants on the trail.

    Start early, especially if you want to catch the sunrise.

    Respect the local culture and environment. Leave no trace and be mindful of your noise levels.

    Additional Activities:

    Combine your hike with a visit to nearby Phewa Tal for boating or a peaceful lakeside stroll.

    Explore the charming town of Pokhara with its vibrant markets and cafes.

    Consider extending your trip to include other hikes in the Annapurna region, such as Sarangkot or Poon Hill.

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    With over 18 years of experience we are well known in tourism sector of Nepal for operating both group and individual tours and treks. We have been executing adventure travel and tour itineraries with no occasion of complaints regarding our services since the time of our inception.

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