“Chandrakot to Khare Trek” is akin to a diamond of the first water for the short vacationers who aspire for a quick indulgence in the grandeur of Annapurna expanse, at an extremely low elevation. The trek is just a prelude to the kind of walk involved in this well-trodden region of Nepal. The pomp and show of Pokhara - the most favored tourist hotspot, coupled with its serene lakes, artistic temples and a promising conglomeration of sophisticated resorts, the majestic snow clad peaks, enticing villages, verdant stretches of fields, the fascinating well-beaten trails; that’s what the “Chandrakot Trek” is all about!
The trip commences with a scenic drive to the lovely little town of Lumle, from where the trek actually begins. A meager hour’s walk from Lumle brings us to the “Gurung and “Magar” dominated village of Chandrakot, boisterously poised high on a ridge, overlooking the Modi River Valley. Chandrakot also happens to be one of main entrances of most of the treks in the Annapurna region, which attributes to its popularity. In the days ahead, relishing the superb mountain vistas of Fishtail, Gangapurna, and the Annapurna Massif, we continue our footy mission towards Pothana and then to the absolutely picturesque village of Dhampus. We wrap up the trek at Khare and then drive back to Pokhara.