Activities in and Around Begnas > Hiking
Kalikasthan/Thulokote
(5-6 hours)

Take a short drive towards Pokhara till Bijaypur Khola, a small river. Walk along an uphill trail passing through small colorful ethnic villages of Gurungs and Ghales. The trail continuously leads upwards winding round terraced fields and village homes till you reach Kalikasthan, a vantage point for viewing the mountains at close range. The vast sweeping snowy expanse you see covers three distinct mountain clusters of the central Himalaya - the Manaslu, the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri, each with one dominant peak over 8,000 meters high. From here you will also see the Maadikhola gorge in the distance with the river slowly meandering down between the foothills. After your picnic lunch walk eastwards following the Kalikasthan ridge which is dotted with small, pretty mountain villages inhabited mostly by ethnic hill tribes. Then walk southwards passing some more hutments and a large village school before making a steep descent to Lamaswara, a small fishing village at the western corner of Begnas. Walk down to the boat station and cross the lake by boat to reach your resort.