Trekking

The Mountain House provides many facilities for our guests. Among those, trekking is our speciality because we born on the mountains, so our felling of the mountains and its respect is from our childhood. The family at the Mountain house are experienced in trekking, and offer the full range of professional services in helping you organise and enjoy your trek. Whether you want a camping trek, a tea house trek, a pony trek, a package trek or organised group trek, the family can help you.

Some of the family members of the Mountain House are an excellent trekking guides, holding licenses from the Government of Nepal. We can assist you with finding a group, or setting out to do it on your own – permits, guides, porters, hiring of trekking equipment and suggestions on treks.

More information about some of the available treks can be found here.

Other adventure and activities in the surroundings of Pokhara

Pony Trek

Pony TrekPony treks provide a fascinating way to experience the mountains and villages of Nepal. For those who can’t take the strain of daily hiking and those who want respite on along treks, there are ponies to ease that burden. Sit astride a pony and feel like what it was to traverse some of the oldest trade routes, where men carrying material to be bartered, opened up paths through the mountains and brought in the influences, went out and influenced others. Pony treks are becoming increasingly popular. The landscape ranging from the plaints of the valley to the gently undulating hills around and the mountains beyond, can take you through some of the most diverse terrains that you can see in few days on pony’s back.

The Mountain House can help you by arranging ponies for long and short treks and guides. Ponies can be hired by the hours, half a day or for longer. Sight seeing trip around Pokhara (Sarangkot, World peace Pagoda, Pame village and much more) can become so much more memorable on a pony ride.

Paragliding

ParaglidingParagliding is a popular adventure sport in Nepal. Paragliding in this Himalayan country can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seekers. You can experience unparalleled scenic grandeur as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites, while floating over villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and jungle with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalaya. There are various deals for the paragliding enthusiast as well as those checking this sport out for the first time. There is three days introductory course for beginners, as well as tandem flights (where you fly with an instructor) for the inexperienced. At 6000ft you sit back in your own seat as your qualified pilot takes you on an unforgettable journey. The take off point for these flights is Sarangkot, which also offers prime views of Phewa lake and the Himalayan ranges of Annapurna at sunrise and sunset and landing is by the lake. The Mountain house can help you by arranging this adventurer sport in Pokhara.

Zip Flying

Zip FlyZip flying is the newest adventure activity in Nepal. The first ZipFlyer has been opened early 2012 on Sarangkot hill.

The ZipFlyer in Pokhara is the world’s most extreme zipline, with a 2000ft vertical drop over a distance of 1.8km. Speeds are said to be able to reach up to 140kmph during a 2 min ride time. Zipping down the slide above dense forests, riders can view the magnificent Machhapucchre and Annapurna summits.

Watch the video on Youtube.

Rafting, Kayaking and Canyoning

RaftingThe fact that you want to raft down Nepal’s challenging rivers means that you want to be experienced of natural beauty of Nepal. Many raft able rivers in Nepal meander between canyons, villages, and virgin forests, wildlife, like needle through thread, weaving the country’s rich tapestry of ethno-culture and bio-diversity. Originating in the bowels of the Himalayas, these rivers flow across the length and breadth of Nepal and neighbouring India, before emptying mostly into the Bay of Bangal. Rafting is inarguably the best way of exploring Arcadian Nepal. The water offers something to everybody: from grade 5-5+ rivers with many raging white water rapids for the brave and the adventurous, to grade 2-3 rivers with a few rapids for the laid-back type. The beautiful thing is that just about anybody, whether old or very young ,can raft. Moreover, it can either be a two-week trip or a 1 to 2-3 day trip, you decide. October through mid-December and March through early may are the best times. It is possible in winter and monsoon, but only in few rivers. Here are some famous rivers:

  • Karnali ( grade 4 – 5)
  • Sunkoshi ( grade 4 – 5)
  • Trishuli ( grade 3+)
  • Kaligandaki ( grade 5 -5+)
  • Bhotekoshi ( grade 4 – 5)
  • Marsyangdi ( grade 5 -5+)

Jungle Safaris

Jungle SafariA trip to Nepal is incomplete if you have not been on a jungle safari. While the mountains of the north have some of the highest and most magnificent peaks in the world, the tropical jungles of the Terai preserve some of the best wildlife habitats. It can be toured on elephant back, Jeep safari, dugout canoe and on foot. Nepal has 16 national parks, wildlife reserves and conservation areas, occupying 16% of its total geographical area. Jungle safaris on elephant back or jeep rides are offered at some of the national parks and wildlife reserves, all located in the Terai:

  • Chitwan national park
  • Suklaphanta wildlife reserve
  • Bardia national park
  • Parsa wildlife reserve