Welcome to Pokhara
Far from the earthquake epicenter, and almost unaffected by the disaster, Pokhara ticks all the right boxes, with spectacular scenery, adventure activities, and accommodation and food choices galore. Whether you’ve returned from a three-week trek or endured a bus trip from hell, Lakeside Pokhara is the perfect place to recharge your batteries. The scene is a chilled-out version of Thamel, stretching along the shore... Read More
Top experiences in Pokhara
Private Day Hike at Annapurna Foothills in Pokhara
At 9am, meet your guide in your hotel lobby. Board your private vehicle and drive to Kande, following the scenic winding highway the offers views of Pokhara valley and the Himalayan ranges. Kande is located on the way to Nayapool where a long version of Annapurna treks start.Start your walk on the trekking route carved inside forest. Reach the Australian Camp where you will see panoramic views of the Annapurna range with Fishtail. It takes about 2 hours to reach to Australian Camp. Afterwards, continue your walk further to Dhampus village. The trekking trail between Australian Camp and Dhampus village passes through a hill ridge and is more challenging compared to initial hike. It takes about 2 hours to reach to Dhampus.Dhampus is a typical Gurung village located on the lap of Annapurna. This village is one of the most photographed villages in the Annapurna region. The village settlement is typical with stone paved lanes and faces towards the mighty Himalayan ranges. The view stretches from Dhaulagiri to Manaslu with the major attraction being Annapurna range and Fishtail.Your guide will take you to visit the village to witness Gurung cultures and traditions. After your visit, start your walk to Phedi. The trekking trail is mostly downhill through the forest. It takes 3 hours to reach to Phedi, from which you will meet your vehicle and driver to transfer you back to your hotel in Pokhara.
Sarangkot Sunrise Tour from Pokhara
Meet your representative in the lobby of your hotel come 4:30am. From there, you will begin your 45 minute drive to the top of Sarangkot. Sarangkot is one of the most popular destinations, attended by tourists year after year. Here, you will see the famed and magnificent sunrise and view of the Annapurna range. Watch in wonder as the colors dance over the top of the mountains, displaying nature in its truest form. As the first rays of the sun gradually dissipate darkness in the lower plains of Pokhara valley, the scenery will simply astound you. While you take in the sunset, you may also partake in some sightseeing on the hill. If you look south, you will be able to see view of the city Pokhara and its lake on the north-western outskirts of the city. By 6:30am, the sun will have risen to its full peak and it will be time to return back to your Pokhara accommodations.
Private Sightseeing Tour of Pokhara Including Sarangkot
You will be picked up from hotel in Pokhara at 5am and will drive to Sarangkot, the most popular Himalayan viewpoint. Upon arrival, you will witness the glorious sunrise over the Himalaya, with the first rays of the sun hitting the snow-capped peaks, transforming the mountains into a golden brown color. Afterwards, drive back to Pokhara and proceed with sightseeing around the city. You will visit many interesting attractions, such as the Bindabasini temple- a Hindu temple atop a hill, Gupteshwor cave with Lord Shiva Lingam deep inside the cave, Davis Falls- an amazing falls fed by Fewa Lake and falls to the deep rocky gorge, and Seti River Gorge- running through the main city with about 40 meters depth. Concluding the sightseeing, you shall be transferred back to your hotel.
8-Night Luxury Tour of Nepal from Kathmandu
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, pick up from airport and check in hotel Kantipur Temple House (Second Heritage Hotel in Nepal), overnight stayDay 2:(B): After breakfast, guided sightseeing in Kathmandu valley including Swoyambhunath Stupa(Monkey temple), Patan Durbar Square and Pashupatinath Hindu temple, overnight stay at hotelDay 3:(B) Early drive to Nagarkot for sunrise and panoramic views of nested capped Himalayas. Breakfast, then drive back to Bhaktapur for sightseeing, drive back to Kathmandu, walking around Thamel and visiting Garden of Dreams, overnight stay at hotelDay 4:(BLD): Drive to Chitwan with private vehicle with Acon, 2 night 3 days jungle activities with all meals in Jungle Safari Resort in ChitwanDay 5: (BLD): All day in Chitwan with jungle tours and moreDay 6: (B): After breakfast, drive to chitwan with private vehicle, then check in Hotel Mount Kailash in Pokhara, overnight stayDay 7: (B): Early drive to Sarangkot for sunrise and Himalayas views, then back to hotel, breakfast and day sightseeing in Pokhara with private vehicle, overnight stay at same hotelDay 8: (B D): After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu by same vehicle; drop in same hotel in Kathmandu, at evening farewell dinner with cultural show, overnight stay.Day 9: (B): After breakfast, airport drop for onward journey
Full-Day Private Pokhara City Tour Including Sunrise in Sarangkot
In the early morning at 5am, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Pokhara. Head towards Sarangkot to witness the magnificent sunrise and enchanting views of the Himalayan peaks and ranges of Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail), Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. At 8am, proceed back to your hotel for a quick break or stop for breakfast in the city. At 10am, your tour will commence again as you head for your full-day tour of Pokhara's sights.Enjoy boating at Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in the country, and the center of all attractions in Pokhara. See Barahi Temple, built on an island in Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protector deity representing the female force. Visit the World Peace Pagoda, a massive Buddhist stupa located on a hill top (Rani Ban) just behind Phewa Lake. This stupa is the symbol of peace where the huge idols of Lord Buddha from Japan, Sri Lanka and Thailand have been installed. Next is Bindhyabasini Temple, the center of religious activity in the old bazaar. 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, Devin's or David's) is an awesome waterfall lying about 1 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen. Legend has it that a trekker (Devin, 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 Tashiling Tibetan Refugee Settlement at Chhorepatan, which is located near two popular sightseeing sites i.e. 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. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back off to your hotel in Pokahara, or you can choose to explore further or eat at the lakeside market on your own.
3-Day Annapurna Trip Including The Dhampus Hill Trek
One of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region, this Dhampus Hill trek offers amazing mountain views and passes through pleasant villages resided by the Ghale and Gurung tribes.The major attractions of the hike include the exploration of villages, visiting local schools, meeting with locals and witnessing panoramic scenes of the elevated Himalayas like Mt. Machhapuchare (Fishtail), Himchuli and Annapurna South. In addition, you will experience the picturesque drive along the Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers, enjoy the lush views of country side, see Fewa Lake, gaze over the magnificent Annapurna mountain range, witness a spectacular sunrise and sunset, live in the style of the Nepalese countryside and experience the local culture of the Gurung tribe.Itinerary:Day 1: (L + D)At 10am, your expert trekking guide will come pick you up at your hotel and drive you to Kathmandu Domestic Terminal for the half hour flight to Pokhara, known as the city of lakes.At 10:30 am, after half an hour flight to beautiful city Pokhara, your expert trekking guide then assists you at the airport at Pokhara, and you get in a vehicle for the drive to Phedi. On the way you will have lunch.Then you will hike for 2 hours to the beautiful village known as Dhampus. Dhampus is a popular destination for those seeking nature as well as an interesting cultural prospective. The dinner will be in the lodge and stay overnight here at a local lodge.Day 2: (B + L + D)After breakfast, you will have a short hike to another beautiful place called Sarangkot. Sarangkot is the small hilltop which is famous for its breath taking view of sunrise and Annapurna range and Fishtail (Virgin Mountain). From here, you can see a panoramic sweep of Himalayan peaks, from Dhaulagiri (8167m) in the west to the perfect pyramid that is Machhapuchhare (6997m) and the rounded peak of Annapurna II (7937m) in the east. Most people come here at dawn or dusk, when the sun picks out the peaks in brilliant colours. The lunch will be on the way. Enjoy the beautiful scenary and the sunset in the Sarangkot.The dinner will be in the hotel.You will stay here overnight at a hotel.Day 3: (B)Have an early morning wake up call for a view of sunrise over the snow capped mountains. After that, have breakfast and then drive back to Pokhara Domestic Airport for your half hour flight back to Kathmandu. From Kathmandu Domestic Terminal, you will be picked up and driven back to your hotel.