One Day Countryside Hiking Tours
Around Pokhara day tours :-
Countryside tour packages are within Kathmandu valley, Pokhara valley, Tansen, Banepa, Panauti, etc. The country side can be reached by car and one or two days hiking can be included. Such tour will provide you refreshing panoramic view and the life in countryside.
Fewa Lake is the most beautiful and second biggest take in Nepal. Its average depth is 8.6m and maximum depth is 19m. Its covers an average area of 4.4 sq. km. On its southwest side there is a protected dense forest and on the Northeast side there is a beautiful built-up area. “The Lake Side” the main tourist center of Pokhara. In the middle of the lake there is an island where a famous Barahi Temple is located. Fewa Lake is famous for its flat water boating. Engine boats are not allowed in the lake.
Located in the middle of the lake, Barahi temple (Pagoda style) is a famous pilgrimage site. Everyday hundreds of visitors visit the temple. Different types of trees and flowers cover the small island. It takes less than 10 minutes by boat to reach the island. It is an ideal place in Pokhara to enjoy the lake, Himalaya views and the lakeside built up area at the same time.
Devi’s Fall is one of the popular tourist sites in Pokhara. It is also popularly known as Patale Chhango (underground water fall). Devi’s Fall is named after the name of Swiss women Ms. Devi. One day in 1961, Ms Devi was swimming near the waterfall of Fewa Dam with her husband and at the same time the dam overflowed suddenly and swept away her into a deep gorge to death in 1961. Since then the waterfall is named as Devi’s Fall. It is and awesome waterfall just 2km south of the Pokhara airport. City buses and taxis are available to go to the waterfall.
Opposite of the Devi’s fall, there is a beautiful cave. The whole area of the cave is very big and needs well preparation to explore it. The cave also a popular pilgrimage site. There is a natural image of Lord Shiva, which was naturally found beneath the earth. Many devotees visit the cave everyday. Well-maintained steps are constructed with sufficient lights to enter into the cave. There is a small tunnel behind the Shiva image that links the cave to the Devi’s fall. It takes about 10 minutes to reach Devi’s fall through the tunnel. It is an exciting part of the cave that adventure visitors have also the opportunity to enjoy the underground view of Devi’s Fall. Since the tunnel is a kind of adventurous aspect that one should take care while being in the tunnel.
Another natural wonder in Pokhara is the Mahendra Cave. The cave has not been fully explored yet. It is advised that visitors should have a torch or a guide to enter into the cave. The cave management committee also provides guide an torch if requested. Mahendra Cave is named after the late King Mahendra and is situated some 9 km. North of Pokhara Airport. City buses and taxis are regularly available to go to the cave. There is another cave nearby Mahendra Cave known as the Bat’s Cave or Chamere Gupha.
It is an wonderful and the most popular pilgrimage site located on a small beautiful hillok some 4 km. North of airport. Bindabasini is regarded as Shakti Pitha of goddess Bhagabati. The temple area is like a park and is ideal for sightseeing. There are also few more temples including one Shiva temple nearby Bindabasini Temple.
Situated in the middle of a beautiful forest on the top of a small hillock, Bhadrakali Temple is one of the attractive sightseeing spots in Pokhara. The location is superb for mountain view and Pokhara city view. situated some 4 km. east of airport at Matepani, Bhadrakali is a peaceful area. it is also a right place for birds and butterflies watching. A park is being developed around the temple.
In the heart of Pokhara city, a historical Bazar is located. The houses are traditional and resemble and architectures of Malla period of Kathmandu Valley. The Newar Community trades and maintains their traditional types of business. The old Bazar is about 4 km. north from airport.
Tibetan Refugee Camp
There are three Tibetan refugee camps. One is 2km. South from the airport near the Devi’s fall at Chhorepatan, the second is in Prithwichowk and the third is 7km. North of airport in Hemja. All the camps are worth visiting to know Tibetan culture, their tradition and living style. Within the camps there are handicraft centers.
It is also called Nyeshang Monastery established in 1960 by Manangi Buddhists. This monastery is situated at Matepani about 4km east of the airport. It is built on a small hillock and one can enjoy nice view of Pokhara city as well as the mountain ranges.
It is another mysterious natural wonder of Pokhara. Originated from the Machhapuchre glacier, Seti river runs through the main city area. The river provides a perfect view of its dreadful rush before it goes underground or disappears at Bagar into a deep gorge. The gorge is narrow but very deep that in some place it goes down to more than 60 meters deep. KI Sing Bridge, Mahendrapool and Prithvichowk are the main places to observe the underground river and its roaring sound.The surprising aspect of the river that even during the rainy season the swelling floodwater does not block into the narrow gorge.
Begnas and Rupa Lakes Tours
Begnas lake lies 17km east of Pokhara airport. Like Fewa lake, Begnas lake is also perfect for boating. It reflects the beautiful image of Annapurna IV. Rupa lake is situated at the east of Beganas lake. A small hillock has separated the two lakes. Both lakes are famous for boating and fishing. There are buses running from city center of Pokhara to Beganas and Rupa lakes
Pokhara Regional Museum
Located at Naya Bazar, 2km north of the airport, Pokhara museum reflects the ethnic mosaic of western Nepal. The life style, and history of ethnic groups such as the Gurung, Thakali and Tharus have been attractively displayed in the museum.
It is also known as the natural history museum or butterflies museum and is located inside the compound of PN Campus. The museum has an exceptional collection of butterflies, insects, birds, models of wildlife and samples of stones and volcanic rocks found in an around Annapurna region. This museum is 5km north of the airport.
Gorkha Memorial Museum
It is located at damside 1km west of the airport. There are a wide ranges of collection of Gorkha Regiment uniforms, equipments, photographs and medals (including Victoria Cross) of Gorkha veterans. Some of the collection dates bact to the First World War.
International Mountain Museum
Nepal is predominantly a Mountainous country in the world. It congregates more than 1310 peaks of above 6000m including the highest summit of the earth, The Mount Everest (8848m). Nepal is, therefore also known as the playground of mountaineers in the world. The International Mountain Museum provides the detail information about mountaineering activities in Nepal as well as the mountaineering profiles and history of all the mountaineers who came to Nepal for mountaineering. The collections in the museum are equipments, climbing gears, clothes and other items used by the mountaineers during their expedition period.
Day hike around Pokhara-
Sarangkot (1590 m)- Naudada- Pokhara-
Sarangkot is situated on the top of a hill, north of Fewa lake. It is the most popular viewpoint center of Pokhara. One can get there by a three hours gentle trek from lakeside of drive half and hours or one hour cycling. There is a view tower with powerful Binocular that one can see a close view of the whole Himalaya range from Dhaulagiri to Manaslu. It is also viewpoint for the spectacular views of sunrise and sunset. Sarangkot lies in a popular trekking route i.e. Sarangkot-Kaskikot-Naudanda trek.
Pokhara-Kahun Danda- Pokhara-
Situated on the North-East of Pokhara city, Kahun Danda is another enchanting hill for spectacular views of the Himalaya range and Pokhara valley. A gentle climb of about two hours from Fulbari. Kahun Danda is also an appropriate place for a day hike. Around the villages ethnic communities are traditionally settled and are worth visiting.
Pokhara- Pumdi Kot- Pokhara-
On the west of Pokhara city, a overlooking Fewa Lake and Pokhara Pumdiko is an appropriate place for camping. The mixed ethnic village below the top is nicely settled and one can also stay in the village as a paying guest. The trail to the top is good and takes about two hours or one can drive half-an-hour to the Pumdi village and hike ten minutes to the top. Pumdikot lies on the way to Panchase trek and is perfect viewpint for the spectacular Himalayan range from the west of Dhaulagiri and to the east of manaslu.
Pokhara- Phoksing Hill- Pokhara-
The Phoksing hill, south of Pokhara is the best site for a day trek. It is also a best location for the mountain and Pokhara valley, such as Naudanda, Chandrakot, Dhampus, Dhiprang, Sardikhola, Khadarjung, Puranchaur and Armala on the north, Hurikot, Mattikhan and Nuwakot on the south and Chisapani and Kot Bari on the east. All these viewpoints are also appropriate place for day hikes.
Kathmandu Valley: Kathmandu, historically known as city of temples, is capital city of Nepal.This historical city is remained unchanged e the Middle Ages. Other regal sister cities in the valley are Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. The Kathmandu valley (1450 M.) is famous for cultural heritage, scenic beauty, beautiful countryside, ethnic settlements, pilgrimages of holiest shrines for Hindus and Buddhists. There are seven World Heritage Sites declared by the UNESCO in the Kathmandu valley (400 sq.kms.) itself. This city a cultural hub is the center of various multi-attractions for all Nepal visitors.
World Peace Stupa
The World Peace Stupa is situated on the top of hill above the Fewa Lake. It is a huge Buddhist stupa. The place where the stupa is located is famous for its spectacular views of the Annapurana range and Pokhara valley specially the Fewa lake and the lake side area. One can drive or cycle near to the stupa or can trek about two hour hike to the stupa We can have lunch in their then hike to Bhumdi village, walk down to Fewa lake by boat to Lakeside. It is a worth visiting site in Pokhara.
Pokhara- Dhampus- Pokhara-
Kathmandu valley Tours-
Hiking around Kathmandu valley-
Manichaur, Phulchoki, Shivapuri Wildlife Reserve, Nagarjun hill, Kakani, Champa Devi, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Chisopani, etc.
A resort town, in the rim of Kathmandu valley, famous for Sunrise and Sunset view. It is 30km south from Kathmandu. Various sorts of hotels with modern amenities are available here.
A resort town, east of Kathmandu valley, famous for countryside tour and historical significance.
Other Day Tours
A scenic and pilgrim spot and is reached by Cable Car or half day trek. This is the origin place of Shah Dynasty and Great king Prithvi Narayan shah was born there and his processes of unifying Nepal started from there about 200 years ago. The present king is the 11th generation of him. There is a great temple called Manakamana Temple. It is a famous temple where you wish to fulfill your wishes. It is located in about 90 km west from Kathmandu.
A mid-hill town lies between Kathmandu and Pokhara. The legend of Gurkhas begins here. Sightseeing: Gorkha Durbar, Gorkha Nath Temple, Gorakh Kali Temple, etc. Starting point of Trek to Manaslu region.
The mountain flight offers you a closest and highest view of Mt. Everest which you can ever hope to see. The approximately one hour flight flies over beautiful mountains such as; Dorje Lakpa, Chhoba Bhamare, Gauri Shankar, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Mt. Everest. Flying altitude is 25,000 ft and goes as close to 2 nautical miles.