There are numerous hiking destinations around Pokhara for those constrained by time to go on longer popular treks to the Annapurna Circuit. These short hikes and treks lead through beautiful treks to charming hamlets and villages where hikers and trekkers can interact with local communities and observe their lifestyles. Some of the villages also offer homestay services for tourists. Popular hiking destinations around Pokhara are: Sarangkot, Kaskikot, Naudanda, Kahun Danda, Kalikistan, Sundari Danda, Phocksing, Bhalam, Batulechaur, Amala Kot, Bhadaure-Tamagi, Hemja, Australian Camp, Naudana-Lumle-Chandrakot, Mattikhan Hill, Thulakhot. There are also longer trekking routes very popular among tourists.