This is considered one of the best trekking and hiking trails in Nepal. Also known as Annapurna Mini Trek, the journey starts from and finishes in Pokhara itself. The trail leads through unique Gurung community villages, lovely rhododendron forests and lush green valleys. The trekking trail area itself is home to culturally rich, hospitable and ever-smiling Gurungs and other community people.
During the trek, visitors can have a rare opportunity to see mountains. From the top of Sarangkot hill, one can have a breathtaking view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri and several other mountains. The route is fully teahouse and lodge trekking trail. Sarangkot is also famous for having a sunrise view. For those who are interested other adventure activities such as paragliding and zip-flying, Sarangkot is regarded as the best place in Nepal.
Astamkot This is another scenic place to visit. One can have a panoramic view of the entire Annaurna Range, Mt. Machhapuchhre, and several other mountain peaks from Astamkot. Rural settlements, rivers, green forests and hills are other tourist attractions in the area.
Visitors can really experience the agro-tourism. One of the major tourist attractions of the area is the Agro-Resort ‘Hana-Ie (The House of Flowers in Japanese). The resort offers tours to the agro-farm run by the resort itself. The farm covers 87 ropanis of land where hygienic and pure organic seasonal vegetables and fruits are produced. The resort has also kept buffaloes for milk.
Established by Japanese investors, the resort aims to promote sustainable tourism through producing organic agro-products for tourists. The resort imports only meat products and Japanese rice from outside. All other products required for the resort are local ones.
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