Nepal | Annapurna

Hemjakot Village Hike

Nepal

Hemjakot Village Hike

Nepal
Trip Overview

Just want a taste of hiking in the Nepal Himalaya and its villages? Then this day trip including a short hike and village experience is just the thing.

From Hemja Phedi this hike is approximately 2 hours to Hemjakot – the path is an established one used by locals, primarily through jungle.

Hemjakot is a beautiful village surrounded by lush green valleys with a backdrop of distant mountains. Have lunch in the village with a local family, meet its people, admire the views before driving back to Pokhara.

Trip Highlights
  • Hike into the Himalayan foothills near Pokhara
  • Panoramic views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre
  • Meet to welcoming farming community at Hemjakot village
  • Enjoy a freshly cooked lunch with a family from the village
  • Village excursion (observe and participate with locals on their daily activities/ seasonal farming activities/Short hike to viewpoint)
Itinerary

 Drive from Pokhara to Hemja Phedi. Hike to Hemjakot.

After the private transfer from Pokhara your vehicle will drop you at a place named Hemja Phedi, from where it is a hike of about 1.5 – 2 hours uphill with stairways through the jungle. The pathway is dry most of the season but slippery during monsoon. 

Arriving at Hemjakot you will soon find that the locals are very warm and welcoming. You will be greeted with Tikas and garlands as per Nepali tradition.
The people of Hemjakot  have farmed this land for hundreds of years and their village is very quiet with beautiful traditional Nepali homes, where corn is hung from the ceiling, and smoke from the open fireplace dries and preserves them for the long winter ahead. The village is surrounded by beautiful green valleys and Himalayan peaks which are visible on a clear day. 

You will have lunch with one of the families who are part of the Community Homestay Network, a program they have truly embraced for the chance it offers to meet and learn about people from all over the world, as well as supporting their income. They are keen to show you their homes and their way of life. You can even help with some of their daily tasks if you’re feeling energetic!

Notes:
  • Pick up time: 08:00 AM
  • Time Taken: 1.30 to 2 hours Approx.
Services Included
  • Private Transfer from Pokhara to Hemja Phedi and Vice Versa
  • English Speaking Hiking Guide
  • Lunch in Hemjakot Village
Services Excluded
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any item not specified as included
  • Expenses arising from unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Royal Mountain Travel

Nice place to Relax & Explore the Local Culture

Ashiesh Aryan