Pokhara Sightseeing Tour

Pokhara Tour

Pokhara is situated at an altitude of 827 meters above the sea level and is 200 kilometres west of Kathmandu. Prithivi Raj Marga is the highway linked with by Bhairahawa by Siddhartha Raj Marga (Sunauli border), it’s a combination of the long arrays of world-famous snow clad peaks, emerald Lakes, turbulent rivers with deep Georges and picturesque villages inhabited by major, Gurungs and Thakalis. Pokhara offers the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna Himalayas and others. Pokhara numerous Lakes known as "Tal" in Nepal offer fishing, boating and swimming, that assures the famous Phewa, Begnas and Rupa lakes. Pokhara sightseeing is also referred as the center of adventure. It is the starting point for almost all the popular trekking & rafting destinations. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of Machhapuchhare [6,977 m] rising behind it, creates an ambiance of peace and magic. Some major place to visit during the Pokhara sightseeing tour:

Phewa Lake; is situated at an altitude of 784 m above sea level, with an island temple in the middle of the lake. It is the second-largest lake in the kingdom. A temple situated on the island is the two storied pagoda dedicated to the boar magnification of Ajima. The reflection of Mt. Machhapuchhare & Annapurna seen in it is serene water. Thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the Lake.

Begonias & Rupa Lake; lies in the northeast of the Pokhara valley at the distance of 13kms from the main city. These lakes are located at the foothill of Begnas Mountain and are separated by the Pachabiya hill.

Seti River Gorges; carved by Seti-Gandaki is the natural wonder of Pokhara. K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar, Mahendrapool & Prithivi Highway Bridge near bus park, provides a perfect view of the river's dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water.

Davi's Water falls; locally known Patale Chhango in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley where the stream flowing from Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes.Mahendra cave: Mahendra cave lies at the north of the Pokhara valley. It is a large limestone cave that is one of the few stalagmite stalactite caves found in Nepal.

Tibetan Village; Tashiling in the south and Tashii Palkhel in the north of Pokhara valley are the two Tibetan villages that are inhabitant by the Tibetan peoples who keep themselves busy by producing and trading woolen carpets and other handicrafts.

International Mountain Museum; One museum displays the lifestyles and history of the Gurungs, Thakalis and Tharu and other natural history museums and is functioned by the Annapurna Conservation area project. Butterflies, insects, birds and wildlife found in the Annapurna region.

Mountain Views; spectacular Panorama of the Annapurna range from the backdrop of Pokhara valley. The mountains stretching from east to west include Annapurna I to IV. It lies at the distance of 40kms from the valley and at the elevation of 900m. Between these Annapurna I (8091m high is the highest peak and Mt. Machhapuchhare with its pyramid shape dominated all the other neighbouring peaks. The other peaks are Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Lamjung Himal 6983 m and Manaslu 8163m and Himalchuli.

Barahi Temple: This is an important religious monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the middle of Phewa Lake. This two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protector deity representing the female force Shakti. Devotees may be seen, especially on Saturday, carrying male animals and fowl across the lake to be sacrificed to the deity.

World Peace Pagoda; a massive Buddhist Stupa, is situated on top of a hill on the southern shore of Phewa Lake. Besides being an impressive sight in itself, the shrine is a great vantage point that offers spectacular views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara city. You can get there by crossing the lake by boat and then hiking up the hill.

Bindhyabasini Temple; is the center of religious activity in the old bazaar. Bindhyabasini is dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. Bindhyabasini Park as grounds offer a fine picnic area, and on Saturday and Tuesday when devotees flock there to offer sacrifices, take on a festival local flavor.


Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist bus 6/7 hours drives or Flight 25 minutes, overnight at Hotel Pokhara.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Pokhara 5–7 hours, overnight at Hotel Pokhara.

Day 03: Early morning 1-hour drive to Sarangkot for sunrise view and visit to Rupa and Begnath Lake, transfer to hotel Pokhara.

Day 04: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus 6/7 hours or flight 25 minutes, transfer to hotel, overnight in Kathmandu.

Note: It is possible to combine Rafting in Trishuli River one day (on day 01), Paragliding or Zip fly or Bungee Jump in Pokhara (day 03). It is noticeable that I can do short or long treks in Annapurna.