Activities in and Around Begnas > Hiking
Simal Danda
(2-3 hours)

Take a short walk up from your resort to the hill ridge. Hike along a broad dirt road which winds its way following the hill contours till we come to a small cluster of village homes. From here we slowly descend along stone steps that lead us to rows of neat mud houses built along a finger that juts out above the Rupa lake. This little settlement is mainly inhabited by the Gurungs who mainly subsist on corn and millet farming. The extra millet grains are brewed and expertly made into a popular and potent distill called “Kodo” widely enjoyed around the fireplace in the evenings amidst stories of Gurkha gallantry. The sunset view of the Manaslu Himal (8,156m) from here is simply stunning.