Pumdi Bhumdi (पुम्दी भुम्दी) village is a very beautiful village close to Nepal’s second largest city Pokhara. It is a small rural village visited by very few tourists also known as Pumdivumdi which offers a solitude and peace not found in the major tourist center.
The major tourist attractions of this village are Pokhara view point, view tower, panchhe tower, mountain views, stupas, Pokhara city from Sunset to Sunrise and 360 degree view of Pokhara valley from Pumdikot hilltop. Main attraction near by this place is the Shanti Stupa (World Peace Pagoda), sitting atop a hill overlooking Annapurna mountains and Phewa Lake. This place is developing as an attraction for both domestic tourists and tourists from abroad as well.
Heading west from Phewa Lake the trails ascend and descend switchbacks. This destination is perfect for nature lovers to spot beautiful birds, butterflies and other species. Paragliding is also a regular activity. On the way to Pumbi Bhumdi from Pokhara, just off Siddhartha-Rajmarg Highway you can also visit Davi’s Falls and Gupteshwor Mahadev cave.
There you can find organized home-stay, tea houses, local food restaurants, small shops that sell water, snacks, sweets and cool drinks. In home-stay you may get facilities like shower, hot water, organic local food. You’ll find nice people, culture and feel the true nature.
Pumdi Bhumdi trekking
Pumdi Bhumdi trek can be very memorable for nature lovers, a journey via the foothills of the Annapurna region. It is normally 3 days trek which offers views of beautiful scenery, Pokhara valley, small ethnic Gurung village, plains, paddy fields, view of mountain ranges such as Dhaulagiri, Machapuchhre, Hiuchuli, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu and Annapunra range.
Pumdikot is a place where you can find 51 feet tall Shiva Statue at the elevation of 1500 meters and temple height is 108 feet. No entry fees is required to enter. There are two ways to reach, drive from Lakeside or plan for a day hike. Hiking from Pokhara to Pumdikot takes around 2 hours.
The main occupation of most residents in Pumbi Bhumdi is agriculture, a significant percentage of the population hold government jobs and a smaller percentage involved in private jobs. Pumbi Bhumdi’s people goes abroad for study and work. The population is a mixture of diverse Nepalese castes and the main religions are Hinduism and Buddhism.
How to get there?
Pumdi Bhumdi to Pokhara is 13 Km and it will take 35 minutes by road along the Siddhartha-Rajmarg highway. To reach the Stupa visitors can choose to canoe across the lake and hike or arrange a taxi to drive them followed by a 15 minutes walk.