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 twenty 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.

$295 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Night Wildlife Adventure Tour from Kathmandu

Day 01: Kathmandu/Pokhara – Chitwan Early in the morning, you shall be transferred from your hotel at to the bus station for the drive to Chitwan. (The tour can begin either from Kathmandu - 5hr drive or Pokhara - 4hr drive). Upon arrival in Chitwan, you shall be escorted to lodge from the bus station where a fine lunch awaits you. After lunch, you shall join the Tharu Village Tour to get more insight of the daily lives of the locals. Later on enjoy beautiful sunset at the nearby Sunset View-point. In the evening enjoy a cultural program of ‘Tharu Stick Dance’ performed by the local Tharu community and later on join a dinner at the lodge’s restaurant. Overnight at Lodge. (L/D)Day 02: In Chitwan After breakfast, go for bird watching. More than 500 species have been recorded only in Chitwan such as Cormorants, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Blue Indian Roller, Hornbills, Stor k billed Kingfishers, Grey headed Eagles, Ruby Cheeked Sunbird, Bengal Florican, Largetailed Night jar, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Beaters & Lesser Florican etc. After lunch, canoeing in the Rapti River on traditional dug-out canoe spotting different mammals/birds. The day ends with a dinner at the jungle lodge’s restaurant. Overnight at Lodge. (B/L/D)Day 03: In Chitwan Wake-up call at dawn and take an exciting and invigorating walk through the lush sub-tropical jungles of Chitwan. Trained naturalists take you to prime spots to view deer, rhinos, sloth bears and other wildlife. They will also give you interesting information about the various plants and animals of the jungle throughout your walk. Later on return back to the resort where breakfast will be ready. Lunch will be at noon. During the afternoon, you shall hop on a jeep and go for exhilarating jeep drive deep in the jungle again for sightings of more animals such as monkeys, one-horned rhinos, deer, wild boars etc and even ‘Tiger’ if luck favors. Dinner will be at the restaurant in the evening. Overnight at Lodge. (B/L/D)Day 04: Chitwan - Kathmandu/PokharaAfter your breakfast in the morning and you shall be transferred to the bus station for the drive back to Kathmandu/Pokhara at 9am. In Kathmandu, you shall be transferred to your hotel. (B)

$1200 Multi-day & Extended Tours

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

$60 Tours & Sightseeing

World Peace Pagoda Tour from 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.

$102 Private & Custom Tours

Pokhara, Sarangkot Private Sightseeing tour

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.