about this tour
Pokhara has it al: clean air, stunning scenery, adventure activities and plenty of choices when it comes to accommodation and food. Whether you’ve returned from a mountain trek or endured a bus trip from hell, Pokhara Lakeside is the perfect place for you to recharge your batteries.
Pokhara is also known as ‘the city of lakes’ and is located in the Kaski district in the western region of Nepal. The city lies about 200 kilometers west from the capital Kathmandu. Pokhara is a must-see in Nepal, and one of the most popular destinations for travelers.
A highlight of Pokhara is Sarangkot. Here you have spectacular views of rugged peaks within the Annapurna mountain range, and it is a great spot for watching the sunrise. Also on a tour of Pokhara, you will see Bindhabasini temple, Davis fall, Gupteshwor cave, Phewa lake, Barahi temple, Seti gorge and Tibetan refugee camps.
things to do and see In pokhara:
This Bindhabasini temple is dedicated to the Goddess Bhagwati, another manifestation of Shakti. It's located in the center of the religious old bazaar. The park grounds offer people a fine picnic and relaxing area.
The Davis water fall is also known as Patale Chhango. The waterfall is located in the southern flank of the Pokhara Valley where the stream flows from Phewa Lake and into a cave beneath the city. The is a very popular place both for travelers and locals.
The revered Gupteshwor cave has a special value to Hindus since a preserved symbol of Lord Shiva was discovered here. The cave is located across the street from Davis falls, and is the cave that the water from the falls flows into. The cave is almost 3 kilometers long and has some big hall-sized rooms, as well as passages where you might have to crawl.
Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple
The Barahi temple is located in the middle of Phewa lake, the second largest lake in Nepal. It is the most important religious monument in Pokhara, and the two story pagoda is dedicated to the female force Shakti. It is a beautiful place, especially when you can see the reflection of Mount Machhapuchhre and Annapurna in the surrounding water. Then enjoy a boat-ride back to shore.
Seti River Gorge
Carved by the Seti-Gandaki, this river gorge is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. From the K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar, and from the Prithivi highway bridge, we get a perfect view over the river's ferocity and the deep gorge made by the turbulent water.
Tibetan Refugee Camps
The Tibetan village Tashiling in the south and the Tashi Palkhel village in the north of Pokhara are renowned for the production and trade of woolen carpets and other traditional Tibetan handicrafts. The original Tibetan settlers in this region migrated to Nepal back in the 1950's.
World Peace Pagoda
A peace pagoda is a Buddhist stupa that is a monument for peace. This peace pagoda was built by a Buddhist monk from Japan who, after meeting Mahatma Gandhi in 1931, devoted his life to promoting world peace. This particular pagoda is located on a narrow high ridge above Phewa lake (The lake that Pokhara borders). Besides the pagoda being an impressive sight in itself, it is a place with spectacular views of the Annapurna mountain range and the city of Pokhara.
Sarangkot (1600m) is a village nearby Pokhara that is known for its panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annpurna (8091m) and Manaslu (8156m). From here you can also see Pokhara and Phewa lake very clearly. Sarangkot is also a popular take off spot for paragliding, which you can certainly try if you want.
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