Horse and Ponies plays a major role in Nepalese life as well. As Nepal is a hilly country where most of people still have no access of road and they use Ponies to ride, carry foods, clothes or anything they are in need of. 

Ponies (actually small horses) can be rented for one day or longer in Pokhara and in some mountain areas. Trekking agents can plan a full pony trek or short stints to lessen the strain of daily hiking several outfits are located in Pokhara.

Ponies have been a means of transport for people and materials for centuries in Nepal and are today used extensively for trekking. Pony treks follow nearly the same routes as normal treks and are offered mostly in the western region around Pokhara, as well as in the hinterlands of Dolpo and Lo Manthang.

References: Trekking in Nepal

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