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.
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!
Nice place to Relax & Explore the Local Culture