Welcome to Pokhara


The scene is a chilled-out version of Kathmandu's Thamel neighbourhood, stretching along the shore of a tranquil lake with bobbing paddle boats. From the lake, and possibly even from your hotel bed, you can enjoy a clear view of the snow-capped mountains, just 20 or so kilometres away.

There’s much more to Pokhara than its laid-back charm. It also boasts a booming adventure-sports industry: it is arguably the best paragliding venue on the globe and is surrounded by white-water rivers. There's a fascinating museum dedicated to the world-famous Gurkha soldier. And last but not least, it’s the gateway to the world-famous treks in and around the Annapurna range and beyond.


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$98 Outdoor Activities

Annapurna Foothills Private Full-Day Hike From 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.

$62 Private & Custom Tours

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.

$1200 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Kathmandu 8-Night Luxury All-Inclusive Nepal Adventure Tour

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

$60 Tours & Sightseeing

The World Peace Pagoda in Pokhara

In the morning, your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby and transport you to the World Peace Pagoda in the comfort of a private vehicle. Upon reaching the pagoda after about a 30-minute drive, it's a 10-minute walk through staircases to reach the massive Buddhist stupa.Constructed by Buddhist monks from the Japanese Nipponzan Myohoji order, the monument reflects four prominent stages of the Buddha's life in four directions: where he was born in Lumbini, where he became enlightened in Bothgaya, where he taught most of his life time in Sarnath, and where he reached nirvana at Kushi Nagar. Reaching this place atop a hill overlooking the southern shore of Phewa Lake, learn about its design to inspire harmony. Besides being an impressive sight in itself, the shrine provides a great vantage point from which to see spectacular views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara. In the early afternoon, you will be transferred back to your hotel by private vehicle.

$46 Private & Custom Tours

Pokhara Tour with Sarangkot Sunrise One-Way From Kathmandu

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 1959, 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.

$10 Tours & Sightseeing

Full-Day Guided Tour of Pokhara

Following a hotel pick-up, start your Pokhara Day Tour on a Local Basic bus basis with typically a group of 15 to 25 visitors (Locals, foreigners). There will be Local guide in the bus for your assistance only. If you need any information during the tour and sites, you can ask with the local guide about the sites visited. Most, this tour will take you to the sites only, you can explore the places your own - because it is convenient to visit as the bus will take you until the main entrance of the each place of interest. First of all will drive you to the Bindyabasini Temple, where you can visit Hindu temple. Next point is Seti river gorge: visit Seti River gorge to see and feel the white water from the mountain. Then will have lunch break (Available on purchase). After that you will reach the beautiful caves of Mahendra and Bat where you can see many bats on the roof of the cave. It's safe to visit this bat cave as there is no interaction. Then we will go to visit beautiful natural Begnas lake, here you can do boating activities to explore the lake, nature. After that, we will take you to visit: Discover Davi's water fall, where you will enjoy the scene of the waterfall below you, then explore Mahadev cave where you can see lime stones and fossils on the rocks inside the cave. At the end of the day, you will visit Famous Lake: Fewa Lake. After visiting Fewa Lake, you will have an option to come back to your hotel on your own having fresh and free time to roam in Lakeside area of Pokhara.