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Kalikasthan Thulakot Day Hike from Pokhara - 1 Day

  • Duration 1 Day
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts at Pokhara
  • Ends at Pokhara
  • Max. Altitude 1800 Meters (Thulakot)
  • Activity Hiking
  • Group Size 1 to 10
  • Best Season Whole Year
Highlights
  • 6 to 7 hours of hike to an altitude of 1800 meters at Thulakot via Kalikasthan village.
  • Amazing views of the Machapuchhre and Annapurna massif and exclusive glimpses of the local villages.
  • Watch the aerial view of Pokhara Valley, and the five lakes of Pokhara: Begnas, Maidi, Khaste, Nyureni, and Phewa Lake, and all from one spot.
  • A chance to interact with people from different ethnic groups, settlements, religions, and traditions living together in peace and harmony.
  • Opportunity to try some local dishes and cuisines served by the locals of both Kalikasthan village and Thulakot.
  • Refreshing walk through the beauty of nature, green hills, and majestic views of the mountain peaks.
  • Easy hiking route that can be done even with families or children.
  • Complete Kalikasthan Thulakot day hiking with boating in Begnas Lake.

Kalikasthan Thulakot Day Hike from Pokhara Overview

Are you looking for a refreshing and nature-bound day hiking in Pokhara that also offers a magical view of the Pokhara Valley and two big lakes of the Kaski District? In that case, we recommend you to the Kalikasthan Thulakot Day Hike from Pokhara.

With amazing views, warm hospitality from the locals, the beauty of nature, and a perfectly adequate hiking route, the journey to Kalikasthan and Thulakot from Begnas Lake makes your day adventurous and full of exploration. You will be walking to an altitude of 1800 meters, 200 meters higher than the Sarangkot viewpoint. Passing through the lovely offerings of nature and traditional villages, and reaching a dream hilltop to get breathtaking aerial views of the Pokhara Valley, Begnas Lake, and Phewa Lake shows you the actual beauty of this region.

The hike begins after we pick you up from your hotel and take you to Begnas Lake. You can get a beautiful sight of Begnas Lake and then commence the journey towards Kalikasthan village. Gurung people sparsely populate the village. However, it is a perfect location to get a view of the surrounding hills and nature.

From there, you will again set off for approximately one hour to reach the final point of this hike, Thulakot or Thulkote. Here you can see a little denser settlement compared to that in the Kalikasthan village. However, the environment is very peaceful and calm surrounded by the beauty of nature as usual.

Besides, you will also be exposed to the magnetic and mesmerizing view of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountains. If you look downward, you will also see the aerial view of the Pokhara Valley, Begnas Lake, and Phewa Lake.

You will get back on a downward journey after spending some time in the Thulakot and having lunch. The walk is again filled with the beauties of nature, terrace farmlands, and villages before reaching another settlement, Kaulekote. From there, you will descend to reach the foot of Begnas Lake and then you will ride a boat to cross the lake, from where our representatives will drive you back to your hotel.

For those interested in seeing the hidden treasures of the Pokhara Valley, Green Valley Nepal Treks has designed the Kalikasthan Thulakot Day Hike from the Pokhara Package. Based on the interests of the client, we are also accommodating to necessary adjustments to the itinerary. We are happy to discuss the Kalikasthan Thulakot Day Hike from Pokhara Cost and Departure Time if you are interested in exploring an undiscovered area of the Pokhara Valley. If you want to participate in other day hikes from Pokhara then you can choose from the following:

Benefits of Booking Kalikasthan Thulakot Day Hike from Pokhara with us

  • Pick up from the hotel and drive to Begnas Lake in a private vehicle and vice versa.
  • Professional and English-speaking guide to lead you through the Kalikasthan Thulakot hiking path.
  • Guarantee of comfortable, insightful, and adventurous hiking journey from Begnas Lake-Kalikasthan Village-Thulakot-Begnas Lake.
  • A hiking T-shirt from Green Valley Nepal Treks as a souvenir.
  • Discounts and Extra services for previous customers
  • Arrangement of the best hotels at a reasonable price if requested

What You Can Expect from Kalikasthan Thulakot Day Hike from Pokhara?

Kalikasthan Day Hike from Begnas is a perfect day hiking package a little far from Phewa Lake. This route is famous for its natural beauty, a little steep slopes to climb, beautiful traditional villages, and the spectacular views of the mountain peaks. There are so many expectations that you can keep from the Kalikasthan Day Hike aka Thulakot Day Hike, such as:

  • Expect an adventurous trail through the lush forest, rhododendron blooms, traditional villages, and a soothing atmosphere.
  • You can expect the cleanest and the best views of the different mountain peaks like Annapurna and Machhapuchhre.
  • While on the Kalikasthan Day Hike, you can also experience the hospitality offered by the local Gurungs residing in both Kalikasthan Village and Thulakot
  • You can also try some local delicacies in these viewpoints prepared and served by the locals.

The Thulakot Day Hike from Pokhara is also an exceptional route to admire the beauty of nature and explore one of the most peaceful sides of the Pokhara Valley.

Is Kalikasthan Thulakot Day Hike from Pokhara Suitable For You?

The Thulakot Hike from Begnas Lake is an easy yet adventurous hiking trail that anyone can hit while in Pokhara. Due to the easy route, less hectic path, and surreal environment, anyone can participate in the Thulakot Day Hike from Begnas Lake.

If you are someone looking for a magical and amazing day hike from Begnas to watch the closest view of snow-covered mountain peaks, you can go for the Kalikasthan Day hike. Besides, the hike is also suitable for those who are in Pokhara and want to spend the weekend in the countryside bound with their family and children.

  • Go for the Kalikasthan Thulakot Hike if you want to explore the sparsely populated Gurung community in the lap of Kalikasthan village.
  • Try this perfect trail if you are looking for an amazing walk beneath the beauty of nature.
  • If you want to teach your children how beautiful nature is, we recommend you go for this hike with them.
  • Also, go for the Kalikasthan Day Hike from Pokhara to get a spectacular aerial view of the Pokhara Valley, Begnas Lake, Maidi Lake, Khaste Lake, Nyureni, and Phewa Lake.

Preparation for Kalikasthan Thulakot Day Hike from Pokhara

Kalikasthan Day Hike from Pokhara does not require top-level preparation to hit the trail. With average preparation and exercise, you can ascend to the Thulkote Viewpoint easily. Nevertheless, there are still some important preparation techniques to ensure an adventurous, insightful, and successful Kalikasthan Thulakot Day Hikefrom Begnas Lake.

  • We recommend you do some prior research about the hiking route and its major attraction points for a better experience.
  • If you are hiking for the first time, please make sure that you are physically fit and mentally prepared.
  • Double-check that you have comfortable, breathable, and light clothes accompanied by comfortable running shoes or hiking boots.
  • Make sure to pack your bags lightly but at the same time include all the necessary items.
  • Don't forget to keep yourself hydrated and properly fed before starting the hike.
  • Listen to the guide's descriptions and study the map before participating in the Kalikasthan Hike from Begnas Lake.

Kalikasthan Thulakot Day Hike from Pokhara Cost 2024 and 2025

If you are planning for the Kalikasthan Day Hike from Pokhara, Green Valley Nepal Treks has got you covered. With reasonable cost and cheerful services, we help travelers enjoy the highest while spending the bare minimum.

You can refer to the Kalikasthan Thulakot Day Hike from Pokhara Cost for 2024 and 2025 offered by Green Valley Nepal Treks. The prices that we offer align perfectly with the services the hikers get during the package.

No. of PaxStarting PriceAction
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 USD 65 per personSend Inquiry
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  • Pickup and Drive from the Hotel to Begnas Lake

The representatives from Green Valley Nepal Treks will pick you up in the morning and take you on a scenic drive to Begnas Lake. Here, you can watch the serenity of Begnas Lake with blue water flowing with the morning breeze.

  • Ascend To Kalikasthan Village (1370 Meters)

From Begnas Lake, the day hike towards Thulakot commences. However, you will first strike into the beautiful Kalikasthan village. Gurungs sparsely populate the village with traditional houses and cultural ways of living.

Once you reach Kalikasthan, you will be amazed by the way they live, their hospitality, and also the beauty of this village. Besides, the Kalikasthan village also provides magnificent views of the Annapurna Massif and an exclusive glimpse into the local culture.

  • Hike Towards Thulakot (1800 Meters)

After spending some time with the Gurungs and admiring the Kalikasthan Village, you will again start the second phase of the hike. This time your destination would be another village located at an altitude of 1800 meters, Thulakot (Thulkote). Here, you see that the number of people and houses is slightly more than that in the Kalikasthan village. However, the peace, serenity, and beauty of nature remain the same.

Besides, from this village, you can get one of the most amazing views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre along with the beautiful Pokhara valley. Furthermore, the place also offers you an aerial or bird-eye view of the Five Lakes of Pokhara: Begnas, Maidi, Khaste, Nyureni, and Phewa Lake, and all from one spot.

If you feel hungry, which you will after such a long walk, you can have lunch at Thulkote. The local tea houses are the perfect place to have lunch because they serve the most local food items that reflect the beauty of this place and the hospitality of the people living here.

  • Time to Return to Begnas Lake

After having lunch, watching some mind-blowing views, and spending some quality time with the locals and nature, you will be set on a journey back to Begnas Lake. This downward walk still offers similar vibes as nature is always accompanying us. While on return, you will be stopped by a village named Kaulekote. You may quickly explore the village because you still have a lot to descend. From Kaulekote, it takes around 3 hours to reach the end of Begnas Lake.

From Begnas Lake, you get on the boat to cross the lake and from there a representative from Green Valley Nepal Treks will drive you back to your hotel, marking the end of the Kalikasthan Day Hike (Thulakot Hiking from Begnas Lake).

  • 6 to 7 Hours
  • Approx. 10 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
  • Drive from the Hotel to Begnas Lake and vice versa.
  • A professional English-speaking guide.
  • A Green Valley Nepal Treks T-shirt for hiking and as a souvenir.
  • Charge of the boat to cross the Begnas Lake.
  • Medical kits in case required
Cost Excludes
  • Water bottle during the hiking journey.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the hike.
  • Extra expenses are made to buy different needs or souvenirs.
  • Tips given to the guides.
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Insights on Kalikasthan Village and Thulakot

Kalikasthan is a beautiful and peaceful village located in the Kaski District. The Gurung people with traditional-style houses sparsely populate the village. This is a perfect -place to experience the beauty of nature, peace, and amazing hospitality offered by the local Gurung people living there. Even though the village is quite small, it has almost all the facilities and offers different food items to the visitors.

Talking about Thulakot, this village comes after you ascend a few hours from Kalikasthan. The village is also a viewpoint settled at an altitude of 1800 meters. From the Thulakot viewpoint, you will get amazing views of the Annapurna mountain ranges and different other peaks. Furthermore, you can also enjoy the scent of nature and soil while checking out the traditional way of terrace farming and houses.

Besides, both these places are best for having lunch because the locals here have amazing culinary skills and they can offer you authentic Gurung delicacies with local Nepali cuisines as well.

Kalikasthan Thulakot Day Hike from Pokhara Best Time

The Thulakot Day Hike from Pokhara is a quick hike that takes about six hours to complete. Since it's a quick hike close to Begnas Lake, you can do it all year round. This location is so magnificent that it offers travelers fresh perspectives throughout the year.

Nonetheless, the springtime months of March through May are the ideal times to undertake the Kalikasthan Day Hike from Pokhara. Similarly, September through November is the start of the fall season, which is also the finest time to go on this amazing hike.

The primary explanation for designating these two seasons as the best times to visit Pokhara is that the city experiences consistent weather throughout these months, free from rain and fog. A breathtaking sweeping panorama of verdant landscapes and snow-capped peaks will be presented to you at this time.

Food and Accommodation on Kalikasthan Thulakot Day Hike from Pokhara

There are accommodations for guests to stay in residences in Kalikasthan and Thulakot. The proprietor of the homestay will treat you with great hospitality. While staying in a homestay, you can spend the evenings grilling out with your loved ones.

Since this trekking destination is not in a completely isolated area, you can benefit from all the amenities available in Pokhara city. To truly experience the flavor of traditional Nepali cuisine, we advise you to savor dishes like dal, bhat, pickles, and tarkari (rice, lentil soup, and cooked vegetables).

In addition, there are other menu items like bread, chocolates, milk tea, spaghetti, chips, and noodles. Please keep in mind Green Valley Nepal Treks do not include food and accommodation in this package.

Kalikasthan Thulakot Day Hike from Pokhara Difficulty

One of the quick and simple hikes in Pokhara is the Thulakot Day Hike. It is easily accessible from Pokhara and is a day's hike away. It is located 17 kilometers northeast of Pokhara. Reaching the highest viewpoint, which is located 1800 meters above sea level, is the aim of the Kalikasthan Day Hike.

Rhododendron woods and typical Nepali villages may be seen along the walk. The hiking trail Kalikasthan Thulakot Day Hike is less popular and immaculate because it is relatively new. Throughout the whole walk, there are views of the Annapurna mountain ranges as a constant backdrop.

Kalikasthan Thulakot Day Hike from Pokhara Packing List

You need to pack very attentively for any hiking or trekking journeys in Nepal. The same goes for the Kalikasthan Day Hike (Thulakot Hike). However, go easy while packing because you do not have to pack a lot of stuff while hiking the Kalikasthan trail. Here are some of the basic things that we recommend you pack for the Kalikasthan Day Hike:

  • Light-weighted, breathable T-shirt, shorts/sweatpants.
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, and other lotions to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Water bottle to carry water for hydration during the hike.
  • Energy Bars or similar food items to have while ascending the trail.
  • Some cash might be necessary for buying food and other things on the way up.
  • Map of the hiking route for easy route exploration.
What our travelers saysClient Reviews
  • TrustPilot

    Green Valley Nepal Treks for Thulakot Day Hike from Pokhara

    If you are ever planning to visit Nepal, just plan with Green Valley Nepal Treks. They have the most perfectly organized packages, amazingly talented guides, and such amazing pre and post-package services. My one-day hike to Kalikasthan would never have been this beautiful if it was not with Green Valley Nepal Treks.

    T
    ThomasMay 08, 2024Sweden
  • TripAdvisor

    Beautiful Nature and Amazing People throughout Kalikasthan Thulakot Trip

    Of course, the hike helped me peep into the spectacular view of nature. With that, the people living there also were more than amazing. Such warm welcoming gestures, such tasty delicacies to taste, and what a perfectly settled village. I seriously did not want to leave the place at all.

    J
    JanneApril 17, 2024Russia
FAQs
  • Kalikasthan Day Hike is the perfect place to go if you are a peace, nature, adventure, or serenity lover. The major attractions are the villages, traditional life, views of different mountains, and aerial views of the Pokhara Valley, Begnas Lake, Maidi Lake, Khaste Lake, Nyureni Lake, and Phewa Lake all from one spot.

  • If you walk at an average pace, it takes around 6 to 7 hours for you to complete the hike.

  • Yes, with proper planning and assistance from the Green Valley Nepal Treks' guides, you can do this hike in any season that you want.

  • You can meet and greet the Gurung people living in both Kalikasthan and Thulakot villages. Kalikasthan is a little less populated whereas Thulakot is densely populated.

  • Yes, you can go boating in Begnas Lake because that is how you will return from the end of Begnas Lake to Pokhara.

  • The maximum altitude of the Kalikasthan Day Hiking is 1800 meters which is Thulakot viewpoint.

  • Yes, the Kalikasthan Day Hike is suitable for family and children as well so you can hit this trail with your family and children.

  • No, Green Valley Nepal Treks offers private vehicles for pickup and drop services to the hikers.

  • Yes, you need to pay 100% of the Kalikasthan Thulakot Day Hike package cost for booking.

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