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Kahun Danda Hiking from Pokhara - 1 Day

  • Duration 1 Day
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts at Pokhara
  • Ends at Pokhara
  • Max. Altitude 1444 meters (Kahun Danda)
  • Activity Hiking
  • Group Size 1 to 10
  • Best Season Whole Year
Highlights
  • A beautiful, adventurous, and scenic day hiking to Kahun Danda viewpoint.
  • Experiencing the aerial view of the whole Pokhara Valley.
  • Get an amazing view of International and domestic airports at once from Kahun Danda.
  • A simple, easy, and family-friendly hike suitable for children as well.
  • Refreshing journey for anyone with time restrictions or who only has one day to explore Pokhara.
  • Sightseeing from an altitude of 1444 meters.
  • A perfect viewpoint to get the picturesque view of the Annapurna mountain range.
  • A wonderful journey to get a sunrise view with a short hiking opportunity through greenery.
  • After spending valuable time in Kahun Danda, you will have the opportunity to discover two more hidden treasures of Pokhara: Matepani Gumba and Bhadrakali Temple.

Kahun Danda Hiking from Pokhara Overview

Are you looking for a short hike to enjoy the perfect views of different mountain ranges in Pokhara? In that case, we recommend you try the Kahun Danda Hiking from Pokhara Nepal.

Pokhara offers different hiking destinations like Astam Day Hike and Australian Camp Day Hike to visitors that are similar to Kahun Danda Sunrise Tour from Pokhara. All these destinations and trails have an abundance of landscapes and awe-stunning views of different mountain ranges and peaks.

Kahun Danda Hiking is a hidden gem of Pokhara that can be enjoyed while you are staying in Pokhara. Furthermore, Kahun Danda is also famous as one of the five Himalayan viewpoints in Pokhara.

The Kahun Danda Sunrise Tour from Pokhara package takes you to an altitude of 1444 meters within 2 to 3 hours of hiking. Your journey will start from the Yellow Bridge near Nadipur and take you along a beautiful and adventurous path.

Our representative will pick you up in a private vehicle and take you just 15 minutes far from the lakeside. The Kahun Danda Hiking route is also one of the closest hiking routes to Pokhara Lakeside as it is just 15 minutes away from the lakeside.

Besides the views and comparatively easy day hike, you can also interact with people from different ethnicities in the Kahun Danda. Even though the place is sparsely populated, the people living here demonstrate great hospitality.

They also help gain insight and help you learn more about the Kahun Danda. An observation tower is also located at the topmost point of this viewpoint, providing an even better bird's-eye perspective of the Pokhara Valley. Once you have taken in the splendor of Kahun Danda and all the surrounding verdant hills, you will pause for a little while and have lunch at the restaurant situated atop the hill.

Using the same path you took to get to the top of the hill, you will continue your descent. To visit some of Pokhara's hidden treasures, like Karki Danda, Matepani Gumba, and Bhadrakali Temple, you will take a different path from Aadarsha Chowk. Your Kahun Danda Hiking from Pokhara Trip will come to an end at the base of Bhadrakali Temple after you have had time to explore these hidden beauties.

Green Valley Nepal Treks assures you the best hike to Kahun Danda, guided by an English-speaking professional guide, and ensures a day full of adventures and enjoyment. Besides, we also offer the most affordable cost of Kahun Danda Hiking for 2024 and 2025, which is briefly discussed below in the cost section of Kahun Danda Hiking from the Pokhara package.

Benefits of Booking Kahun Danda Hiking from Pokhara with us

  • Pickup facility before your hotel in a private vehicle.
  • Professional English-speaking guide to assist you throughout the hike.
  • Abundance of knowledge and information about different places throughout the Kahun Danda Hiking route.
  • A Green Valley Nepal Treks labeled T-Shirt as a souvenir.
  • Discounts and offers for regular and old customers.

What You Can Expect from Kahun Danda Hiking from Pokhara?

Kahun Danda Sunrise Tour from Pokhara has much to offer to both experienced and first-time visitors in Nepal. In this one-day hiking journey, you will witness and experience the best of adventures in the hills and perfectly explore the local villages settled around the Kahun Danda.

  • It is a short but adventurous hiking route for just 2 to 3 hours to explore the best of Kahun Danda.
  • Exploration of the beautiful settlement in the Kahu Danda and several other villages throughout the hike.
  • Interactions with the locals residing in different parts of the hiking route while also understanding their lifestyle, cultures, and traditions.
  • You can expect to get the perfect aerial view of the Pokhara Valley, an amazing perspective of Sarangkot Hill, and a landscape view of the Annapurna Mountain Range.
  • A chance to taste some of the local delicacies of the Hills of Nepal.
  • Adventurous, and a little hectic, but refreshing, walk through the lush forest, rhododendron blooms, and natural vistas.
  • You can also expect less crowd on this hike as it is still hidden from most visitors in Pokhara.
  • Opportunity to explore other hidden gems of Pokhara: Karki Danda, Matepani Gumba, and Bhadrakali Temple.

Is Kahun Danda Hiking from Pokhara Suitable For You?

If done with proper preparation, planning, and guidance from the perfect trekking agency, there are no restrictions for the Kahun Danda Sunrise and Hiking Tour from Pokhara. Regardless of any age group (not very old or infants), you can hit thisday hike in Pokhara.

However, here are a few groups of people we suggest should try the Kahun Danda Hike at least once:

  • If you plan to trek in Nepal very soon, you should surely hit this trail.
  • This hike is also best for anyone who wants to spend a day walking through the beauty of nature.
  • If you want to experience the local lifestyle in the hills of Pokhara, you can go for the Kahun Danda Hike from Pokhara.
  • Are you looking for the closest hiking destination from the lakeside, Kahun Danda Hiking is a perfect choice for you.
  • If you are in Nepal with your children and families and want to let them experience a walk in nature, this easy hike is perfect.

Preparation for Kahun Danda Hiking from Pokhara

No matter what hiking route you choose, hiking always means walking for several hours. To complete any hiking adventures, like the Kahun Danda hiking from Pokhara, you need to be well-prepared both physically and mentally.

Furthermore, you also need to prepare the perfect clothes and gear needed during the hiking adventure. Here are some major preparation tips from Green Valley Nepal Treks:

  • Focus on Physical Fitness: Make sure that you do different exercises to keep yourself healthy while going for the hike.
  • Be mentally prepared: As the Kahun Danda Hiking journey requires hikers to walk for a couple of hours, you need to be mentally prepared for the journey.
  • Do some Prior Research: Before booking the hike and going for it, we recommend you do some research about the trail. Furthermore, you might also research the culture and traditions of the locals residing there.
  • Stay Far from Negative Habits: For a better hiking experience, we request you to stay away from any sorts of bad habits like smoking, drinking alcohol, etc., and focus on exercising.

Kahun Danda Hiking from Pokhara Cost 2024 and 2025

Green Valley Nepal Treks offers different costs based on the group sizes for Kahun Danda Hiking from Pokhara. Along with affordable and reasonable costs, we also offer the best services for travelers. Please check out the cost details in the table below:

No. of PaxStarting PriceAction
1USD 88 Per PersonSend Inquiry
2 to 4USD 40 Per PersonSend Inquiry
5 to 10USD 35 Per PersonSend Inquiry
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Our agents will drive up in a private vehicle to pick you up from your hotel. When the car gets to the Yellow Bridge (New Seti Bridge) near Nadipur, it stops, and you start your hiking adventure from there. After crossing the bridge, bear left to continue on your tour with your guide into the Fulbari region.

To reach the extreme top (1444 meters), or the end of the Kahun Danda Hiking from Pokhara, you will need to hike for two to three hours from Fulbari. You will see rhododendron flowers, woodlands, ancient cultures, and the pinnacle of natural beauty along the way. On your hike to Kahun Danda, just keep in mind that these items are among your companions.

You will be able to see the greatest views of Phewa Lake and the Pokhara Valley after you arrive at Kahun Danda. Apart from that, the breathtaking and noteworthy vistas of the Annapurna mountain range might transport you to another realm entirely. Additionally, this location has a view tower that undoubtedly offers an even better perspective.

In contrast to Sarangkot, Kahu Danda Peak is less crowded, thus you are free to spend as much time as you desire there. In addition, you may take in the stunning setting while sipping tea or coffee in the restaurant at the top of the hill. You will begin a downward descent after capturing priceless moments but don't assume that the surprises will stop here.

Traveling downhill will take you via spiritual locations, therefore your return trip will become more religious. Kahun Kot Durga Temple and Mahadev Mandir, additional undiscovered treasures of Kahun Danda, are going to take some of your time. You will have the opportunity to explore Durga Temple at Karki Danda as you go down the hill. Matepani Gumba's architectural style will astound you, and it is just a short stroll from Durga Temple. After leaving Matepani Gumba, climb the stairs to Bhadrakali Temple, another significant site in Pokhara Valley.

At the conclusion of your Green Valley Nepal Treks-designed Kahun Danda Hiking from Pokhara itinerary, our representative will transport you to your hotel from the foot of the Bhadrakali Temple.

  • 6 to 7 Hours
  • Approx. 12 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 facility from your hotel to the initial point of hiking (New Seti Bridge).
  • A professional English-speaking guide leads you on the hike.
  • A Green Valley Nepal Treks' T-Shirt as a souvenir.
  • Drop back in the private vehicle from the ending point of the hike to your hotel.
Cost Excludes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner during the hiking journey.
  • Tips given to the Guide.
  • Bottled waters if you need them during the Kahu Danda Hiking.
  • Extra expenses are made for souvenirs or food.
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Start:ThursdayMay 23, 2024
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Useful Info

Why go for the Kahun Danda Hiking?

Kahun Danda is one of the amazing viewpoints you can explore in Pokhara. This viewpoint has also gained huge popularity as a day hiking spot in Pokhara that offers a stunning aerial view of the Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake. There are no actual details about when this hill was open for hiking. However, this hill certainly holds a long history because there is a view tower named Kahun Danda Dharahara, established in 2026 B.S.

Kahun Danda is one of the best and most comfortable day hiking routes in Pokhara with a maximum temperature of 32.2 degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 7.1 degrees Celsius, perfect for day hiking. Besides, the viewpoint also has several star hotels, small hotels, lodges, resorts, and homestays offering proper hospitality to the visitors and hikers.

All these factors make hiking to Kahu Danda comparatively safer and easier when compared to other viewpoints. Therefore, we recommend tourists go for this walk at least once if they are in Pokhara.

Kahun Danda Hiking from Pokhara Best Time

A short hike that can be done year-round without any difficulty is the Kahun Danda Hike from Pokhara. But March through May in the spring and September through November in the fall are the ideal times for sightseeing. Here's the reason:

  • Pleasant Weather: The temperate temperatures in spring and fall enhance the hiking experience. Summer heat or winter cold won't be an issue for you.
  • Optimal Sky Conditions: During certain seasons, there is a greater chance of seeing five Himalayas at once due to the clear sky.
  • Bright Landscapes: Autumn displays vibrant foliage, while springtime brings the valley to life with rhododendrons in blossom.

Reminder: Because of the intense rains and poor visibility, we advise avoiding the monsoon season, which runs from June to August.

Food and Accommodating on Kahun Danda Hiking from Pokhara

Unlike other hiking destinations, Kahun Danda is not situated in a rural area. There is a tastefully decorated restaurant at the top of the hill where you can eat whatever you want. Most foods that you have eaten in Pokhara can be ordered. You may savor a wide range of foods, including Chinese, Indian, and authentic Nepali cuisine.

Several hotels are located at the summit of the slope, where you can spend the night and enjoy stunning morning views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre. On the Kahun Danda, you may also make use of homestay services and have barbecues with your loved ones.

Nevertheless, accommodation and food services are not included in Green Valley Nepal Treks' Kahun Danda Hiking package. The Kahun Danda Hike is more of a side trip from Pokhara that takes three to four hours to complete, after which you return to your hotel by the lake.

Kahun Danda Hiking from Pokhara Difficulty

People of all fitness levels, including beginners and families with young children, can enjoy the relatively easy Kahun Danda Hike from Pokhara. The maximum height is approximately 1444 meters, and the paths are kept up nicely with little elevation gain.

Ascending to the summit will involve hiking along a pitch road while taking in the breathtaking scenery of Pokhara Valley. You will be accompanied on the hiking trail by members of several ethnic groups, primarily Gurung and Magar.

As soon as you arrive at a place with a temple, you will feel slightly inclined. Arba Danda and Kahun Khola Village are spectacularly seen from the temple.

Kahun Danda Hiking from Pokhara Packing List

It's crucial to prepare sensibly for your Kahun Danda Hiking from Pokhara to guarantee your comfort and security on the road. To assist you in getting started, here is a packing list:

  • A water bottle for constant hydration.
  • Energy bars or chocolates.
  • Breathable and light clothes.
  • Light and comfortable running shoes.
  • Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreens for protection from sunlight.
  • Adequate amount of cash for having food.
  • Emergency contact numbers and documents that reveal your identity.
  • Camera to capture the amazing view of the Annapurna range and nearby villages.
What our travelers saysClient Reviews
  • TripAdvisor

    Hey Hikers, Don't miss a Hike to Kahun Danda at all!

    No matter what you do while you are at Pokhara, I tell you, dedicate at least one day to hike up to this beautiful viewpoint. You get the best view of the Annapurna range by walking for just 2-3 years. Green Valley Nepal's assistance, made it even more adventurous and interesting. Loved the service and assistance provided by GVNT.

    E
    EdwardoMay 02, 2024Hungary
  • TrustPilot

    Kahun Danda Was Amazing!

    I was looking for the closest hiking route from Pokhara and found the Kahun Danda Hiking Package on Green Valley Nepal Treks' website. I booked the package with them and to be honest this was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The view from the hilltop was amazing along with the whole journey.

    J
    JerrellApril 29, 2024Austria
FAQs
  • Kahun Danda is located at an altitude of 1444 meters above sea level.

  • Yes, you can go for this hike with your children but we suggest you train them in advance and take care of their needs during the journey.

  • If you book the Kahun Danda hike with us, we provide you with a professional English-speaking guide. Guides are very beneficial to trace the path as well as to understand different new things about the Kahun Danda.

  • You can go for this hike solo. However, that might cost a little more than the cost of group booking.

  • Booking is pretty simple with Green Valley Nepal treks. All you need to do is check out the package on our website or contact with us on WhatsApp.

  • Kahun Danda is best known for the bird-eye view of Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake. Also, this danda offers a majestic view of the Annapurna mountain range.

  • Yes, we have another day tour package, a 5 Himalayan Viewpoints tour from Pokhara, which takes you to Kahuhn Danda including the other four viewpoints by private vehicle.

  • As this hiking point is not so far from Pokhara lakeside, you will get variations in the food menu.

  • Yes, Pokhara has a lot of hiking destinations whether you are looking for short one-day hikes or multi-day hiking routes.

  • We suggest you go for this hiking journey in the Spring or Autumn season for the best experience, adequate temperature, amazing views of the scenarios, clear skies, and the Annapurna mountain range.

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