Nau Danda Hike
Nau Danda hike is one of the famous hikes around the Pokhara valley which is known for a glorious blend of nature and culture. Naudanda provides excellent panoramic views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara valley. The sunrise over the Annapurna range from Sarangkot, which is adjacent to Nau Danda is priceless as well. For those who want to indulge in a leisure walk with fantastic views of the valley, this is the perfect hike. The easy route and beautiful sceneries are also ideal for weekend family getaways. It takes about 4-5 hours to reach the top and from there, the view is breathtaking and rewarding. Along with it, the warm hospitality of the local people makes this hike more charming.
The hike starts in the morning with a short drive from Pokhara to Pame. From there, you descend towards Nau Danda. The route is almost flat and continues on well-made trails. Thus, it makes a perfect hiking route for families with children and the elderly. Along the way, you can see amazing views of Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake. As you go up, the views of the mountains like Annapurna range and Machhapuchhre (6993 m) get more spectacular. You can even enjoy the views of people participating in paragliding, which is a famous adventure sport in Pokhara. Similarly, the local settlement areas along the route give rustic vibes, which is loved by many people. By lunchtime, you reach Nau Danda and enjoy the local cuisines. Then, you can explore the surrounding area. If you head to Sarangkot, you can see more breathtaking views of the valley and mountains. If you opt to stay overnight, you can experience the local culture and cuisine. You will get to experience the local lifestyle of people as well.
At Himalaya Holiday Service, we believe in quality services, so we provide the best options to make sure that your stay at Nepal is worth the while. As per your wish, we select the best transportation and accommodation services. The staff and guides are also the best in their field and friendly, making your trip meaningful.
Trip facts of Nau Danda Hike :
Geography: Hills, Valley
Level of difficulty: Easy
Max altitude: 1,500m
Ethnicity: Gurung, Magar
Transportation: Private Vehicle, Tourist Bus
Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge, Homestay (option)
Minimum Pax: 2
Highlights of Nau Danda Hike :
Hike to one of the picturesque destinations around Pokhara Valley
Relish spectacular views of Annapurna and neighboring mountains
Experience the local culture and traditions
View amazing sceneries and landscape of the Pokhara Valley
Itinerary of Nau Danda Hike :
7 AM: Drive to Pame from Pokhara lakeside and start Hiking to Nau Danda
After an early breakfast, you head to Pame from Pokhara via road, which takes about 30 minutes. From there, the hike starts. After a short brief with the guide, you start and by midday, you reach Nau Danda. En route, you can see amazing views of Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake. After reaching Nau Danda, you’ll have lunch and rest for a while. Then, in the afternoon, you can explore the surrounding areas.
4 PM: Drive back to Pokhara Lakeside/ stay Nau Danda in Nome stay.
After exploring around for the entire day, you begin to descend to the starting point of the hike. En route, you can enjoy the views of the valley. You then head back to Lakeside via road and enjoy the vibrant streets of Pokhara. However, you can also choose to stay overnight at Nau Danda in a local homestay.
In case of bad weather, the hike will be delayed until further notice.
It is recommended to carry jackets/windcheaters/waterproof jackets because the weather can get unpredictable at times.
Carry a water bottle with you. It will be economical as well as eco-friendly option rather than buying water from shops.
Since the hike starts early morning, you need to be punctual and follow the schedule.
If you wish to stay overnight at Nau Danda, you have to inform our staff before 1-2 days of the hike. This way, we can ensure that you can have the best homestay experience during your stay.
It is recommended to carry extra money so that you can buy things as you desire and also be safe during emergencies.
We will not be responsible in case you lose any of your personal belongings. So, please keep your belongings safe. Of you lose any of your personal belonging, our staff will help you find it.
When is the best time to do this hike?
You can do this hike at any time of the year. The preferable season to do this hike is during spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) as the weather is clear and stable. During these months, you can see the mountain ranges. The average temperature is also tolerable during these seasons and you don’t have to worry about unpredictable weather.
Can children do this hike?
Yes, this hike is suitable for children. The route is graded as easy and is not strenuous even for elderly people. However, you have to keep your children under supervision, as there are some parts in the route, which have cliffs. We will try to make the hike as safe as possible so please keep the children under proper guidance.
Will extra costs covered by the company?
You will be notified about the cost of the trip beforehand. The company does not cover extra costs like refreshments and tips. Thus, it is recommended to carry extra money. There won’t be any exchange counters or ATMs available in the hiking trail. So, we advise you to exchange your money into Nepalese currency before heading for the hike.
Do I need to carry my water bottle?
It is better to carry your water bottle because the shops en route may charge higher or you may not get water when you want. There are shops along the route where you can refill. We also promote similar eco-friendly and healthy practices on all our trips. This will be an economical option as well.
Do I need to give tips?
Tipping culture in Nepal does not have a fixed rate or criteria so, it depends on yourself if you want to give tips or not. Thus, there is no compulsion of giving tips and it depends on your level of satisfaction with their services. In case you want to tip your guide, you can decide the amount based on the service provided by your guide.