Kahun Hill 

Kahun hill is located about 7 km from the city centre Mahendrapul via Buddha Gumba with the altitude of 1414 m. The hill top is situated north-east of Pokhara valley. The Kahun Darahara (view tower), which was built in the year 2026 B.S., is the main attraction of Kahun hill. Furthermore, the entrance charge to enter Kahun Darahara is Rs. 20 per person. From the view tower, we can see Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchre, and the wider Pokhara valley. There is a beautiful Gurung village in the southern part of Kahun hill and the rest is covered with dense forest.

It’s also a popular hiking destination. The majority of visitors prefer to walk, which takes approximately two and half hours. The hiking trails passes through a typical Gurung settlement and a lovely rhododendron forest. The Gurung caste’s way of life and traditional culture can be experienced during the journey. Indeed, the village’s residents have provided numerous homestay services. In addition, Kahun Hill also provides a number of lodges and restaurants. The place is popular for sunrise and sunset. We can have a panoramic view of Pokhara valley from Lekhnath to Hemja village, including both airports, domestic and international.

There are a few Rhododendron trees in the top of the area. Picking Rhododendron flowers is also prohibited, and otherwise we have to pay fine. Moreover, there is a temple called Kahun Kot Deurali at the top, which is just a few meters away from the view tower. Most of the pilgrims visit this temple during Navaratri and also sacrifice animals (goats, hen etc.) believing that their hot blood pleases Devi and then the inner willing of such pilgrims will be completed. The visitors in the Kahun hill can enjoy the scenic view with swing and horse riding as well.