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Astam Village Day Hiking from Pokhara - 1 Day

  • Duration 1 Day
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts at Pokhara
  • Ends at Pokhara
  • Max. Altitude 1522 meters (Astam Village)
  • Activity Hiking
  • Group Size 1 to 20
  • Best Season Whole Year
Highlights
  • Scenic, adventurous, and enjoyable hiking to the Astam Village starting from Pokhara.
  • Stunning 360-degree view of the mountain ranges and hilly landscapes.
  • Check out the Astam village, currently known as the eco-village because of the convenient and sustainable way of living followed by the people living here.
  • Walk through amazing green valleys, stone-paved paths, traditional houses, and mind-blowing rivers and forests.
  • Meet the locals and try the unique and tasty delicacies prepared by the locals living in the villages.
  • Explore the traditional and remote lifestyles with the scent of nature, vegetation, and greenery.
  • Indulge in the spectacular views of different snow-covered peaks like Annapurna South (7273 m.), Machhapuchhre (7059 m.), Annapurna I (8090 m.) and Annapurna IV (7525 m.)
  • Understanding and learning new things about the place and its history from the guides and also by the interaction with locals.
  • Adventurous and refreshing walk to escape the chaos of the city areas and wrap yourself in nature and natural beauties.

Astam Village Day Hiking from Pokhara Overview

Are you prepared to go off on a life-changing adventure amid Nepal's tranquil surroundings?

With the recently designed Astam Village Day Hike Package by Green Valley Nepal Treks, you can expect an exceptional and revitalizing experience intended for those looking for peace and natural healing in the middle of the Himalayan's stunning scenery.

Astam Village Day Hiking is one of the most preferredhikes from Pokhara by anyone who wants to indulge in the lap of nature. This amazing and perfect trail leads to a village settled at an altitude of 1568 meters. Starting from Hemja, Milan Chok the route follows a refreshing and nature-covered steep path. On the way, you will cross several settlements, vegetation, and traditional houses.

Astam Village offers a picturesque view of several mountains like Annapurna South (7273 m.), Machhapuchhre (7059 m.), etc. Furthermore, you will amazed by the way people live here so sustainably and conveniently. Besides, hiking to Astam Village also helps you breathe fresh air because of its location away from the city area. If you want to be in a place away from the everyday chaos and enjoy the pristine company of nature, Astam Village Hiking from Pokhara shall not be missed.

Our representatives will pick you up from the hotel after you have your breakfast. From there, a private vehicle takes you to a place named Hemja, Milanchok. The drive goes through scenic views and the pristine environment of the Pokhara Valley and after around 30 minutes, you will reach Hemja.

The Astam village hiking starts from Hemja with a steep ascend through several forests and villages on the way. A peaceful environment, green trees and bushes, and a stone-paved path accompany you throughout the hiking as soon as you start. Besides, the air is so clean in this region that you will love the scent of nature.

You will reach the Astam village after 3-4 hours of hiking with the exceptional beauty of nature and with majestic encouraging you throughout the walk. Nevertheless, you surely will enjoy the peace and serenity of the Astam Village after hiking for such a long walk. You will stay in the Astam village for some time and have lunch in a local tea house or hotel.

After spending some quality time at the Astam eco-village, you will continue your journey downwards and head down to Hemja. From there, our representatives will again drive you back to the hotel in a private vehicle. This finally marks the end of the Astam Village Day hiking from Pokhara.

Embark with us on an incredible journey to the Astam Village, where the healing atmosphere and embrace of nature provide a life-changing experience for individuals looking for relief from breathing difficulties.

Absorb yourself in the culture of the area, appreciate the natural beauty of Nepal, and learn about the therapeutic power of the land. Invest in a world of natural healing and peace by scheduling your Astam Village Day Hike Package today.

Benefits of Booking Astam Village Day Hiking from Pokhara with us

Astam Village Day Hike from Pokhara is a beautiful journey that offers hikers the most beautiful views of the different mountain ranges of Nepal. One can also count on this village for pristine oxygen and a clean environment due to the eco-friendly lifestyle of the locals.

If you want to get the most amazing experience of the Astam Village Hiking from Pokhara, you can count on Green Valley Nepal Treks for several benefits:

  • We offer travelers with customizable package for the Astam Village Hiking from Pokhara. Therefore, you can plan the package as per your preferences.
  • We have entertained hikers and tourists for two decades from every corner of the world. Furthermore, our services also make us one of the trusted and preferred trekking agencies among travelers.
  • We also make sure to offer extensive services and discounts to regular customers. Also, to the customers who have previously taken services from us.
  • With Green Valley Nepal Treks, a professional and English-speaking guide accompanies you throughout the hike to Astam Village.
  • We make sure to double-check all the necessary documents and other equipment and gear before commencing the hike.
  • You also receive a Green Valley Nepal Treks labeled hiking T-shirt as a souvenir from our team.
  • Our representatives make sure that all your queries are answered before and during the hike.

What You Can Expect from Astam Village Day Hiking from Pokhara?

Astam village is a place where you can forget all the negativity of life and enjoy the peace of nature. Surround yourself with multiple mountains, villages, traditional houses, and the beauty of eco-friendly and sustainable living.

If you are set to hike to the Astam village, you can expect the following things:

  • Stunning and refreshing hike from Hemja to the Astam village while crossing several small villages, and green hills.
  • The whole hiking journey is accompanied by majestic views of different mountains like Annapurna South (7273 m.), Machhapuchhre (7059 m.), Annapurna I (8090 m.), and Annapurna IV (7525 m.)
  • One of the most peaceful trails you can find in the entire Pokhara Valley with an eco-friendly way of living followed by the locals.
  • Interactions with the locals and chances to try their special cuisines and delicacies.
  • A scenic drive from Pokhara to Hemja, Milanchok while enjoying the morning breeze.
  • Chances to learn a lot about the traditional lifestyle, farming, and vegetation of the Astam Village after hiking for 3-4 hours.
  • A beautiful place to explore with your families and children for a peaceful and tranquil vacation away from the urban chaos.

Is Astam Village Day Hiking from Pokhara Suitable For You?

The Astam village day hike from Pokhara is a great option for a variety of hikers, including:

  • Beginners: The trail is well-maintained and relatively easy, with a gradual ascent. It's a good option for those who are new to hiking or who haven't been active in a while.
  • Families: The hike is short enough for children to handle, and the scenery is sure to keep them entertained. There are also opportunities to see local wildlife and learn about Nepali culture.
  • People Who Are Short On Time: The hike can be done in a single day, making it a great option for those who are short on time in Pokhara.

Preparation for Astam Village Day Hiking from Pokhara

  • The best way to prepare for the Astam Village hike from Pokhara is by planning the hike with Green Valley Nepal treks. We offer the best services and perfect guidance to accomplish the hike.
  • You need to be much more active and flexible as you must walk for around 3-4 hours to the village and almost similar hours while descending. This helps you ascend and descend easily and conveniently.
  • We recommend training yourself physically and mentally before starting with the hike to Astam Village.
  • Start doing physical exercises like running, cardiovascular, walking, skipping, and other exercises to enhance your physical strength. Also, do meditation and yoga to train your mind and make your body flexible.
  • If you have any negative habits like smoking or drinking, we suggest you stop them immediately. These make you physically and mentally weaker or cause delays during the trial.

Astam Village Day Hiking from Pokhara Cost 2024 and 2025

Hitting the Astam Village trail from Pokhara is reasonable if you book the package with Green Valley Nepal Treks. We have tailor-made the package while also offering the most affordable and reasonable cost for Astam Village Hiking from Pokhara 2024 and 2025.

Check out the table below to understand the cost offered by Green Valley Nepal Treks in brief:

No. of PaxStarting PriceAction
1 USD 98Send Inquiry
2 to 4 USD 50 per personSend Inquiry
5 to 10USD 45 per personSend Inquiry
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Pickup from the Hotel and Drive to Hemja in a Private Vehicle (30-40 minutes ride)

As soon as you have your breakfast in your hotel, the representatives from Green Valley Nepal treks pick you up in a private vehicle. From your hotel, you will be on a drive for around 30-40 minutes before reaching Hemja. Hemja is the commencement point of the hike to Astam Village from Pokhara.

Hike from Hemja to Astam Village (3-4 hours of walk)

As the vehicle drops you at Hemja, you will start walking up towards the path followed by forests, villages, and natural beauties. The slightly steep yet adventurous trail is accompanied by mind-blowing views of several amazing mountains including the Annapurna South (7273 m.), and Machhapuchhre (7059 m.). Before reaching Astam village you will pass through several beautiful settled villages with locals doing their daily work.

Once you reach the Astam village, you can take a rest, interact with the local villagers, and also try some of their local delicacies. Besides, make sure that you spend most of your time breathing the fresh air that comes after touching the snow. Take a closer and clearer glimpse of the local habitation, White Mountain peaks, valleys, hills, and the local tradition and culture while you are at the Astam Village.

Hike down to Hemja (3-4 hours)

After spending some time at Astam Village, interacting with the locals, and having a tasty lunch, you will be set on a downward hike from Astam Village. Everything that you see and experience while ascending the trail still accompanies you while descending. After 3-4 hours of walking, you will reach the base of the hike, Hemja. Here our representatives will receive you and take you back to the hotel in a private vehicle that finally concludes your Pokhara to Astam Day Hike journey.

  • 3 to 4 Hours
  • 8 Kilometers

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

Cost Includes
  • Pickup from the Hotel in a private vehicle.
  • A Green Valley Nepal Treks Hiking T-shirt.
  • Professional and English-speaking Guide to assist you through the Astam Village hiking from Pokhara.
  • Drop off from Hemja to your hotel in a private vehicle after the hike.
Cost Excludes
  • Any extra expenses made during the hike.
  • Lunch or water bottle if required during the hike.
  • Tips offered to the guide after the Astam Village Hike.
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Useful Info

Astam Village Day Hiking from Pokhara Best Time

Astam Village is a beautiful hiking destination near Pokhara, Nepal. The best time for a day hike from Pokhara to Astam Village depends on the weather and your preferences. Generally, the best time to visit is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. Here’s why:

  • Pleasant Weather: Spring and autumn offer moderate temperatures, making the hike more enjoyable. You won't be battling the summer heat or the winter cold.
  • Clear Skies: These seasons are known for clear skies, which means you will have better visibility of the stunning Annapurna mountain range, including Machhapuchhre, Annapurna I, Annapurna IV, and Annapurna South.
  • Vibrant Landscapes: Spring brings the valley to life with blooming wildflowers, while autumn showcases colorful foliage.

Although Astam Village can be hiked year-round, it's best to avoid the monsoon season (June-August) due to heavy rains and potential landslides.

Food Options on Astam Village Day Hiking from Pokhara

Green Valley Nepal Treks offers an Astam Village day hikes package excluding lunch in its package price. These meals are typically basic but filling, featuring local Nepali cuisine. You can expect dishes like Dal Bhat (lentil soup with rice), vegetables, and sometimes even some non-veg options.

Teahouses are basic guesthouses that offer refreshments and meals to hikers. The food options at teahouses will be similar to what you might find included in a tour package (Dal Bhat, vegetables, etc.). It's a good idea to carry some Nepali Rupees with you in case you want to purchase snacks or drinks along the way.

Regardless of whether meals are included, it's always recommended to pack some snacks and water for your hike. You can bring your snacks or buy them in Pokhara before you set off.

Astam Village Day Hiking from Pokhara Difficulty

The Astam Village Day Hike from Pokhara is generally considered an easy hike, suitable for people of all fitness levels, including beginners and families with children. The trails are well-maintained and the elevation gain is minimal, with the maximum altitude being around 1600 meters.

However, there are a few things to keep in mind that could make the hike more challenging:

  • Distance: The total distance of the hike is about 5-7 kilometers, which can be challenging for some people, especially if they are not used to walking long distances.
  • Weather: The weather in Nepal can be unpredictable, so it's important to be prepared for rain, sun, or cold temperatures.
  • Altitude: Although the elevation gain is minimal, some people may still experience altitude sickness. Be sure to drink plenty of water and ascend slowly to help acclimatize to the altitude.

Travel Insurance for Astam Village Day Hiking from Pokhara

For the Astam Village Day Hike from Pokhara, travel insurance is not compulsory. However, it might be useful in a variety of situations, so we advise you to obtain travel insurance. Additionally, it is quite beneficial to get travel insurance as, in the worst-case situations, it may compensate for a variety of expenses, medical care, cancellation fees, etc.

Astam Village Day Hiking from Pokhara Packing List

Remember to tailor the list to your personal needs and preferences for a comfortable and enjoyable experience on your Pokhara to Astam Village Day Hike.

  • Sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (layers)
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Snacks for energy
  • Personal medications and basic first aid kit
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Small backpack
  • Camera or smartphone
  • Extra memory cards
  • Identification
  • Lightweight towel or handkerchief
  • Reusable shopping bag

Astam Village Day Hiking from Pokhara Booking Procedure

Green Valley Nepal Treks has a perfect blend of easiness to a reasonable way of booking the Astam Village Hiking from Pokhara. If you want to book this package, you can simply do that from our website, where you will see the "Book Now" button on the right side of the package. Other than that, a booking can also be made by contacting Arjun Pandey through WhatsApp (+9779841392186).

We request you to deposit 100% of the total payment for confirming the booking process and the rest of the payments can be done while the process goes on. For payment, you can choose any of these three methods: Bank Transfer, Cash in hand, or Phone Payment.

What our travelers saysClient Reviews
  • TrustPilot

    Eco-Village For Real! The Lifestyle Was So Impressive There!

    The route, the peace, and the scenes were all one thing. But other than that, the way people live there must be appreciated. Not even a single sign of pollution anywhere, the village was so perfectly established and eco-friendly. I loved being at Astam Village.

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    PhilipApril 21, 2024Germany
  • TripAdvisor

    The Most Peaceful Day After just a Little Walk to Astam

    It was just 3 hours of a walk for me and then I reached Astam Village. What a peaceful place, what greenery, what scenes of the mountains. I seriously did not want to return from that place. Besides, the traditional dresses worn by the people there were also so impressive. GVNT helped me enjoy the peace to the fullest.

    E
    EmilyApril 11, 2024United Kingdom
FAQs
  • Astam Village is located 20 km west of Pokhara at an altitude of 1568 meters.

  • Astam Village has recently gained huge popularity after being the only eco-friendly village in the Kaski District.

  • You will reach Hemja from Pokhara by private vehicle at around 30 to 40 minutes. After that, you will need to walk for 3-4 hours to reach the Astam village.

  • You can have a well-prepared local delicacy as your lunch at the Astam Village itself.

  • Yes, you can easily customize the trip with Green Valley Nepal Treks but there might be changes in the pricing as well.

  • Yes, as the hike only requires 6-7 hours of walking, you can go for it with your family or children as well.

  • Even though having a guide is not compulsory for this hike, it is better to be accompanied by one because they can help you interact with the locals and also in other difficult situations.

  • You can book the Astam Village Hiking from Pokhara via our website, WhatsApp, or direct phone call but you need to pay 100% of the total cost to confirm the booking.

  • Yes, we have been providing tours and travel services for many years and have also been recognized and appreciated by several bigger tourism bodies. Therefore, you can trust us for the Astam Village Hiking as well.

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