Pony treks provide a fascinating way to experience the mountains
of Nepal. For those who can’t take the strain of daily hiking
and those who want respite on long treks, there are ponies to
ease that burden.
astride a pony and feel like what it was to traverse some of the
oldest trade routes, where men carrying material to be bartered,
opened up paths through the mountains and brought in the influences,
went out and influenced others.
treks are becoming increasingly popular. The landscape ranging
from the plains of the valley to the gently undulating hills around
and the mountains beyond can take you through some of the most
diverse terrain that you can see in a few days on horseback.
can be hired by the hour or for longer at one of several agencies
in Pokhara. Some agencies and hotels keep a stable of ponies while
others can requisition one at short notice. Trekking agents can
alternatively plan either a full-length pony trek or short treks,
depending on where you want to go and how long you want to be
on the saddle.
a sight seeing trip around Pokhara can become so much more memorable
on a pony ride. There are some hotels that have ponies and there
are others that can arrange for one. Outlets near lakeside also
rent out ponies and provide guides.