Naudanda is located in the Kaski district, Nepal. It is a beautiful village in Kaski in northern-central Nepal. Naudanda means nine hills in the Nepali language. It is also a way to Sarangkot. It is at an altitude of 1600 meters above sea level.
From this area, you can see breathtaking beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains such as Annapurna, Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu. The place offers amazing views of Fewa Lake, Pokhara City and is also a popular destination for bird watching. It is popular for watching Himalayan Griffons, Red-headed and Eurasian Black Vultures.
Naudanda is a hillside with traditional houses. There is a beautiful village of Gurung settlement in Naudanda. View of the Annapurna Range from Naudanda, Pokhara is memorable.
Naudanda day hike
Naudanda day hiking is an amazing day hike in Pokhara that begins in Sarangkot. From this place, the trail follows Kaski Ridge to Naudanda. There is a trail from Sarangkot to Naudanda. Pokhara to Naudanda distance is approximately 27 km. It is an exciting short hike in Pokhara. Naudanda hiking may take 6-7 hours from Pokhara to reach there. The trail goes through lush green forests and terraced farms. There you’ll find shelter on the way for resting. The mountain ranges and Rhododendrons (LaliGuras) make the environment more beautiful.
You can get breathtaking mountain views of the Annapurna range including Fewa Lake and Pokhara City. It is one of the best scenic trails offering amazing views and the ethnic Nepali Gurung village and rural life of Nepal. On the way, there are several lodges and teahouses.