Kaskikot is a beautiful village in the lap of Annapurna in Nepal. Before the unification of Nepal there were 24 small principalities in west Nepal. Kaski was one of them. The ruins of old palace of the rulers of Kaski can still be seen in Kaskikot. Kulmandan Shah was one of the rulers who established his Kingdom in west Nepal. His descendant Drabya Shah was first to establish Gorkha, source of the legendary Gorkha warriors.
It is very near from Pokhara (8 km by car) full of cultural heritage and beautiful scenes. It takes an hour walk to the west from Sarangkot.
Kaskikot is great to ride a bike around.
- Phewa Lake is the most famous lake just below Kaskikot. It covers an area of 4.4 sq. km. Its average depth is 8.6 meters and its maximum depth is 19 meters. A stream called Harpan Khola enters the Lake from the western end. There is a forested hill on the southern side of the Lake, which includes recently constructed Peace Stupa. The temple of goddess Barahi is situated in the middle of the lake. Large number of hotels and restaurants are located along its northeastern shore. Boating and fishing are major attractions of Phewa Lake. There are 22 native species of fish in the lake. One of the delicacies served in several restaurants in the town of Pokhara is the local fish from the lake.
- Mountain views Clearly the most stunning of Kaskikot's sights is the spectacular panorama of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop. Stretching from east to west, the Annapurna massif includes Annapurna I to IV and Annapurna south. Although the highest among then is Annapurna I (8091m), it is Machhapuchhre which dominates all others in this neighborhood. Boastfully leviant in the skyline, the fish tailed pinnacle is the archtypical snow capped. Needle pointed mountain.
- The view of the Annapurna Himalaya from Kaskikot is almost a religious experience. From here, you can see a panoramic sweep of Himalayan peaks.
- The main village is just below the ridge, but a set of concrete steps leads uphill to a dramatic viewpoint in the ruins of an ancient kot (hill1788m).
Trekking, Sightseeing are the major things that can be done in Kaskikot Village.
You can buy local agricultural products like ghee, honey, vegetables and different kinds of fruits.
Nepali food is the stable food in Kaskikot. Beside it foreign food is also available in tourist hotel.
Milk, Beverage, local wine and beer.
There are abandant tourist hotel in Guntechour, Deurali, Maula, Mandhare Dhunga and all over Kaskikot. Even local people are happy to keep you in their home.
Local Bus and Taxi are available. You can reach to Pokhara within 1 hour drive from Kaskikot. Even you can go to Naudanda by 45 minutes walk.