“Excuse me while I kiss the sky.” – Jimi Hendrix
about this tour
Pokhara has it al: clean air, stunning scenery, adventure activities and plenty of choices when it comes to accommodation and food. Whether you’ve returned from a mountain trek or endured a bus trip from hell … (We know. ;) ) Pokhara Lakeside is the perfect place for you to recharge your batteries.
The place is also known as ‘the city of lakes’ and is located in the Kaski district in the western region of Nepal. The city lies about 200 kilometers west from the capital Kathmandu. Pokhara is a must-see in Nepal and so far one of the most popular destinations.
One of the highlights of Pokhara is Sarangkot. Here you have spectacular views over the mountains and also a great spot for watching sunrise. Furthermore we take you to Bindhabasini temple, Davis fall, Gupteshwor cave, Phewa lake, Barahi temple, Seti gorge and Tibetan refugee camps.
things to do and see
This Bindhabasini temple is dedicated to the Goddes Bhagwati, another manifestation of Shakti. It's located in the center of the religious old bazaar. The park grounds offer people a fine picnic and relaxing area.
The Davis fall is also known as Patale Chhango. The waterfall is located in the southern flank of the Pokhara Valley where the stream flows from Phewa Lake, collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge and leaps through several potholes. The is a very popular place both for travelers and locals.
The revered Gupteshwor cave has a special value to Hindus since a preserved phallic symbol of Lord Shiva was discovered here. The cave is located right across the Davis fall, about 2 kilometers from Pokhara airport. The cave is almost 3 kilometers long and has some big hall-sized rooms and passages where you have to crawl.
Phewa lake and Barahi temple
The Barahi temple is located in Phewa lake, the second largest lake on the country which is at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level. With the Barahi temple in the middle of the lake, it is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. The two-storey pagoda is dedicated to the female force Shakti. It's a beautiful place as you can see the reflection of Mount Machhapuchhre and Annapurna in the serene surrounding water.
Seti river gorges
Carved by the Seti-Gandaki, the river gorges is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. From the K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar, Mahendrapool and from the Prithivi highway bridge near buspark we get a perfect view over the river's dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water.
Tibetan Refugee Camps
The Tibetan village Tashiling in the south and the Tashi Palkhel village in the north of Pokhara are renowned for the production and trade of woolen carpets and other handicrafts. The original Tibetan settlers in this region migrated to Nepal back in the fifties.
World Peace Pagoda
A peace pagoda is a Buddhist stupa that is a monument for peace. This peace pagoda was built by a Buddhist monk from Japan who, after meeting Mahatma Gandhi in 1931, devoted his life to promoting non-violence. This particular pagoda is located on a narrow high ridge above Phewa lake. Besides that the pagoda is an impressive sight itself, it's a place with spectacular views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara.
The village of Sarangkot (1600m) is nearby Pokhara that is known for its panoramic views over the Himalayan mountains Dhaulagiri, Annpurna and Manaslu. From here you can also see Pokhara very clear, just as Phewa lake. Now Sarangkot is also a popular take off place for paragliding, which you can do as well if you like.
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day 01 | Arrival at Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1345m) - hotel.
day 02 | Drive to Pokhara (900m) - hotel.
day 03 | Sightseeing and visiting around Pokhara - hotel.
day 04 | Drive back to Kathmandu - hotel.
day 05 | Sightseeing UNESCO heritage sites of Kathmandu - hotel.
day 06 | Transfer to the international airport for your final departure or ...
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