New trekking route connects Hidden lake in Annapurna Circuit

Source: Nepal Tourism Board

May 11, 2019

A new alternative trekking route connecting a tourist village of Annapurna rural municipality, Birethanti, and Hidden Lake has come into operation.

The trail is expected to boost tourism and support ‘Internal Tourist Visit Year, 2019’ and ‘Visit Nepal Year, 2020’. It takes around seven days to cover the approximately 35 kilometers route that offers the main way to a famous religious place, Muktinath and goes through natural beauty-filled Tamu-Mohoriya-Tadapani.

On the first day of a trekking journey, one can make a stop and have a shelter at Chimrung Tamu or Mohoriya before reaching Thamdanda on the second day. On the third day, Tadapani can be reached, on the fourth Dobato and on the fifth Phortebas from where it takes two hours walk to reach Hidden Lake, said Ram Prasad Dhungana, chairperson of the Thamdanda home-stay management committee.

On the sixth day, a tourist village of Ghandruk can be reached from Hidden Lake. On the same day, one can reach Pokhara, he said.

Along the trekking way lies a lake at the height of 3,100 meters in the middle of a forest besides Meshram Baraha temple. There is no visible source of the water to the lake, and the lake never dries up.  One can have a clear view of a sunrise, mountain ranges of Annapurna and Dhawalagiri and Pokhara bazaar and Phewa Lake.