Pokhara

Pokhara is Nepal’s favourite tourist destination with many hotels, bars, restaurants and shops. This attractive city on the beautiful Phewa Lake is located around 200 km west of Kathmandu at a level of 820 m. It is the second largest city in Nepal.

Pokhara is the starting point for many trekking tours. Three of the ten highest mountains in the world are within a distance of 50 km from the city: Dhaulagiri (8.167 m), Annapurna 1 (8.091 m) and Manaslu (8.163 m).

On clear days Pokhara offers a breath-taking view on the snowy peaks of the wide Himalaya Range. The highlight of the skyline is the magnificent peak of Machhapuchhre (6.997 m).

But also, the city itself has many cultural and natural attractions. On the tour presented here I am taking you on an exciting full day trip through Pokhara and surroundings starting from sunrise at Sarangkot and ending with sunset at World Peace Pagoda.

1st Stop

We begin our full day sightseeing tour early in the morning and pick you up from hotel around 4:30 AM. After a short taxi drive (around 30 minutes) and a short hike (around 30 minutes) we arrive on the top of Sarangkot Hill (1.530 m) and enjoy truly breath-taking sunrise. From Sarangkot Hill we have a wonderful view on Dhaulagiri (8.167 m), Annapurna 1 (8.091 m) and Machhapuchhre Himal (6.997 m) shining in the morning sun.

 

 

2nd Stop

On the way back from Sarangkot Hill to your hotel for breakfast we visit the Bindhyabasini Temple. This famous Hindu temple is devoted to Druga, Pokhara’s protector goddess. From that place, we have a magnificent view over the city and the peaks of Annapurna Range.

 

 

3rd Stop

After breakfast in your hotel we continue our sightseeing tour and visit the Old Bazar. Located around 4km from Lakeside, it is a pleasant place with shops selling everything. We will take a stroll around the stores and enjoy bargaining with the locals!

 

 

4th Stop

Next stop on our sightseeing tour is Seti Roaring Gorge. Seti River passes through the city of Pokhara, but it is not easy to find it. It has carved a deep, narrow gorge through the middle of town, turning the water milky white in the process. The best place to catch a glimpse of the Seti River is the park north of Old Pokhara near the Gurkha Museum.

 

 

5th Stop

Afterwards we head towards the International Mountain Museum. This museum is dedicated to the mountains of Nepal, the climbers and generally to the people of Nepal. The exhibition shows original gear from many of the first Himalayan ascents, as well as displays on the history, culture, geology, and flora and fauna of the Himalaya.

 

 

6th Stop

After lunch in a nice restaurant in Lakeside we continue our trip by boot on the Phewa Lake and visit the Barahi Temple. The offshore shrine is built on a small island in mid-eastern part of the lake.

 

 

7th Stop

The next point of our tour is the Devi’s Fall, where the cascading waters of the Pardi Khola River disappear into and underground gorge and reappear a half kilometre away next to the Gopteswar Ma

hadev Cave.

 

8th Stop

Afterwards we visit Tibetan Refugee Camp where a group of Tibetan refugees have been living in Nepal. We will visit Tibetan monastery, hand-made carpet factory, schools etc. in this community.

 

 

9th Stop

The last stop of our tour is the World Peace Pagoda, a Buddhist monument, one of many similar built around the world to promote world peace. The Stupa is situated at the height of 1.100 m. From the top of the Ananda Hill we have a perfect view on the Himalayan Range, Phewa Lake and Pokhara city in the sunset light

 

1st Stop

We pick you up after breakfast in your hotel and begin the half-day sightseeing tour with boot trip on the Fewa Lake and a visit to the Barahi Temple. The offshore shrine is built on a small island in mid-eastern part of the lake.

 

 

2nd Stop

The next point of our tour is the Devi’s Fall, where the cascading waters of the Pardi Khola River disappear into and underground gorge and reappear a half kilometre away next to the Gupteswar Mahadev Cave.

 

 

3rd Stop

Afterwards we visit Tibetan Refugee Camp where a group of Tibetan refugees have been living in Nepal. We will visit Tibetan monastery, hand-made carpet factory, schools etc. in this community.

 

 

4th Stop

The last stop of our tour the International Mountain Museum. This museum is dedicated to the mountains of Nepal, the climbers and generally to the people of Nepal. The exhibition shows original gear from many of the first Himalayan ascents, as well as displays on the history, culture, geology, and flora and fauna of the Himalaya. After that we bring you back to your hotel or to one of the nice restaurants in Lakeside for lunch.

 

Full Day Sightseeing Tour (10 hours) :

1 person: 100$
2 persons: 150$
3 Persons: 180$
4 persons: 200$

In price included: guide, transport and entry fees


Half Day Sightseeing Tour (4 hours) :

1 person: 55$
2 persons: 65$
3 Persons: 95$
4 persons: 110$

In price included: guide, transport and entry fees

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