Kaski is the part of Gandaki Pradesh and one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. The district headquarter is Pokhara which covers the area of 2,017 sq. KM. Kaski district covers the part of Annapurna mountain ranges and picturesque view of mountain peaks. One of the popular and best destinations of Kaski district is Pokhara and Annapurna areas.
There are lots of attractions and best tourist destinations that are popular in national and international countries. This district is famous for Himalayas ’ ranges with 11 peaks greater than 7,000 meters. Some famous peaks include Annapurna Ranges and Machapuchhre. This district is full of rivers and rivulets like Seti Gandaki, Modi, and Madi. Some of the popular and attractive travel destinations are as follows.
Pokhara is the city of paradise which is surrounded by beautiful mountains, lakes, and caves. Pokhara plays a vital role in Nepalese tourism as it is one of the best travel destinations in the world. This beautiful city lies about 180 km west of Kathmandu and altitude rises from 827 meters to 1,740 meters. Pokhara is also the gateway to the Annapurna Base Camp trek. The Seti George runs through north to south of Pokhara ns then west to east. The major attractions of Pokhara are Tal Barahi Temple, Bindabhasini Temple, Sarankot, Phewa Lake, Davis Falls, and Mahendra Cave.
Attraction of Pokhara
Phewa Lake, Rupa Lake, Begnas Lake, Kamal Pokhari, Niureni Lake, Gude Lake, Kashyap Lake, Khaste lake, and Dipang Lake.
Seti River, Mardi River, Kali River Kahun River, Furse River, Yamdi River, Harpan River, Kahun River, and Bijaypur River.
Temples and Gumbas
World Peace Pagoda, Tal Barahai Temple, Bindyabasini Temple, Matepani Gumba, Akala Devi Temple, Bhadrakali Temple, and Bhimsen Temple.
2. Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal is a short and easy trek yet beautiful trek that is being popular in Nepal. This trek takes you to the elevation of 4500 meters with 180 degrees surrounded view of mountain peaks. This trek is a tropical and amazing route in the western part of Annapurna and is located east of the Modi River across Hiunchuli. Spectacular views of gigantic mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machapuchhre ranges can be seen. Amazing sunrise and sunset views add more beautiful moments while you are in Mardi Himal Trek. As you reach to Mardi Base Camp and unimaginable joy and satisfaction of reaching there as you are surrounded with a white dazzling peak.
3. Ghandruk Village
Situated at a distance of about 35 km north-west of Pokhara, this beautiful village is sitting in the lap of the Annapurna range. This village provides a dramatic view of mountain ranges like Annapurna, Machapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Gangapurna peaks. This village is popular in a homestay and a Gurung community comprises the major inhabitants of the village. From the viewpoint, you will see eye-catching sunrise over the white peaks.
4. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
Annapurna Sanctuary trek lies at the distance of 40 km directly north of Pokhara. Annapurna Sanctuary is at an altitude of 4130 meters surrounded by Annapurna ranges, Hiunchuli and Machapuchhre Mountains. Annapurna Sanctuary is rich with diverse landscapes, cultures, and wildlife. During the spring season, the entire region will decorate with Rhododendron and orchids. Mostly in the rainy season, you will encounter many thundering waterfalls from the Himalayas. Other attraction of during this trek is hot springs, Gurung museum, and deepest Kali Gandaki gorge.
5. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Ghorepani is a beautiful hill station of Nepal located in the border of Myagdi District and Kaski District. The main attraction of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the sunrise view over the mountains. The golden mountains during sunrise attract more than a thousand tourists per day. Poon hill is located 270 km west of Kathmandu. Pooh hill trek is shorter which takes 2-3 days to reach the viewpoint from Pokhara city. The foreigner needs the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit is needed to complete this trek.
List of mountains visible from Poon Hill
|Dhaulagiri||8,167 m (26,795 ft)|
|Annapurna I||8,091 m (26,545 ft)|
|Annapurna South||7,219 m (23,684 ft)|
|Machapuchare||6,993 m (22,943 ft)|
|Annapurna II||7,937 m (26,040 ft)|
|Annapurna III||7,555 m (24,787 ft)|
|Gangapurna||7,455 m (24,459 ft)|
|Tukuche peak||6,920 m (22,700 ft)|
|Dhampus peak||6,012 m (19,724 ft)|
|Hiunchuli||6,441 m (21,132 ft)|
|Gurja Himal||7,193 m (23,599 ft)|
|Nilgiri Himal||7,061 m (23,166 ft)|
6. Annapurna Conservation Area
Annapurna conservation area covers the area of 7,629 km2 which makes it the second-largest national park in Nepal. This national park ranges from 790m to 8091 m. This conservation area scatters across Manang, Mustang, Kaski, Myagdi, and Lamjung districts. This conservation is established in 1992 AD. This conservation area is full of flora and fauna containing 1,226 species of flowering plants, 105 mammals, 518 birds, 40 reptiles, and 23 amphibians.
7. Machapuchhre Base Camp Trek
Machapuchhre base camp trek is newly opened and another popular trekking route in Nepal. This trek takes you to the foot of this virgin mountain which is never been climbed. This mountain is considered as Holy Mountain in the local Gurung community. You can see the great view of Machapuchhre Mountain itself and the Annapurna Range. This trek passes through alpine vegetation with rhododendron and oak forest.
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