Pokhara is the second largest city of the Nepal exploring a panoramic view. It is considered the tourism capital of Nepal in South Asia mainly for panoramic view, adventure tourism and the base for the famous Annapurna Circuit trek. Start with a sunrise tour of Sarangkot and experience the serenity of Phewa Lake, Pokhara valley view and the magnificent summit of Machhapuchhre rising behind it that creates an ambiance of peace and magic. You will also visit the city's most popular sights, such as Devi's Falls, Bindhyabasini Temple, World Peace Pagoda, Phewa Lake, International Mountain Museum, Gupteswar Gupha(cave) and the Tibetean Refugee Camp.
Early in the morning at 5am, head towards Sarangkot to magnificent sunrise and enchanting views of the Himalayan peaks and ranges of Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail), Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. proceed back to your hotel for a quick break or stop for breakfast in the city. Enjoy boating at Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in the country, and the center of all attractions in Pokhara. See Taal Barahi Temple, built on an island in Phewa Lake,where Hindus and Buddhists worship. Visit the World Peace Pagoda(Pokhara Shanti Stupa), a massive Buddhist stupa located on a Ananda hill just behind Phewa Lake. This stupa is the symbol of peace where the huge idols of Lord Buddha from Japan. Next is Bindhyabasini Temple, the center of religious activity in the old Market(Purano Bazar). It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. You will also visit Devi's Falls, locally known as Patale Chhango, Devi's Falls (also known as Devil's 0r David's) is an awesome waterfall lying about 1 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the Araniko Highway Legend has it that a trekker David was washed away by the Pardi Khola (river) and disappeared down into an underground passage beneath the fall.Gupteswar Gupha (cave) is a sacred cave located near Devi's fall. The cave is almost 3 km long. It has some big hall-size rooms and some passages. This cave holds special value for Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered and taking pictures inside the cave is prohibited. Afterwards, head to the Tibetean Refugee Camp where since 959, a group of Tibetan refugees have been living in Nepal. One such is Davi’s fall and Gupteshwar Mahadev Cave. One may visit Tibetan monastery, hand-made carpet factory, schools etc. in this community. Finally, visit the International Mountain Museum. The museum is situated just 0.5 km south from the Pokhara airport. The spot is rightly selected as we can enjoy the unique view of 3 massive mountain peaks, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu which are above 8000 meters. No place in the world offers us such a panoramic view. After ending a sightseeing you can choose to explore further or eat at the lakeside market on your own.
Hotels located in Lakeside Area in Pokhara
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by private vehicle
- Boating on Phewa Lake
- Entrance fees
- Local guide
- Entrance and government taxes as applicable
- Hotel & meals
- Personal expenses