Pokhara Tour (2 or 3 days)

The Pokhara valley stands one of the most picturesque sites of Nepal. Some believe it to be the Nepalese Paradise in the ecological sense. The perpetual beauty of the valley is enhanced by its three renowned lakes including Fewa, Begnas and Rupa which own their natural recourse in the glacial sector of the Annapurna Range of the Supreme Himalayas. The Annapurna Range is virtually the abode of five major peaks, namely Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV and Annapurna South. The scene beauty of the tall deep water-fall also makes our trip more enchanting. The striking landmark is none other than Mt. Machhapuchhre (the metaphorical usage of Fish-Tail) though located at a far distance direct to the magnetic north. Pokhara is situated a little over 200 kilometers west of the capital city and is connected by air as well as by surface route. There are many panoramic and interesting places to pay decent visits outside the Kathmandu Valley. Most of then can easily be reached from Kathmandu by surface-rout or air-route which is often lead through sloppy rough trails.

Sarangkot :

This small village, perked on top of a hill just 5 kilometers from Pokhara's Lakeside seems to be making something of a comeback, after falling from tourist favor about fifteen years ago. In those days the start of trekking in the Annapurna region usually started at Bindabasini Mandir, north of Pokhara, and took the trekker through Sarangkot and along the ridge to Nayapul. The completion of the Pokhara-Baglung road changed all that! This year the only good news in a dismal tourist season has been the explosion in numbers of people trying their hand at paragliding and the place from where to launch oneself into the air is Sarangkot. Lodges and restaurants are reporting a better business. But you might also want to come here for wonderful mountain views, quite enjoyable walking along the ridge top or simply to escape the heat of Pokhara. At 1592 meters above sea level, Sarangkot is a good five degrees cooler than Pokhara.

Bindhyabasani Temple :

Bindhyabasini temple is the center of religious activity in the old bazaar. It is dedicated to goddess Bhagwati, yet another manifestation of shakti. Worshippers flock here to perform sacrifices, and especially on Saturdays the park like grounds take on a festive fair.

Devi's Falls (Patale Chhango) :

Locally known as the Patale Chhango (Hell's Fall). Devi's Fall (also known as Devin's and David's) is a lovely waterfall lying about two km south-west of the Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway. Legend has it that a trekker (Devin, David..) was washed away by the Pardi Khola and mysteriously dis appeared down into an underground passage beneath the fall.

Barahi Temple :

The most important religious monument in Pokhara, built almost in the middle of Phewa Lake, thsi two storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation so Ajima, the protectors Deity representing the female force.

Peace Stupa :

The Santi Stupa is a massive Buddhist stupa and is situated on top of a hill on the southern shore of Phewa lake. Besides being an impressive sight in itself, the scene is a great advantage point which offers spectacular views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara city. You can get there by crossing the lake by boat and then hiking up the hill.

Fewa Tal (lake) :

The second largest lake in the kingdom is the center of all attraction in Pokhara. The eastern shore, popular is known as lake side or Baidam, is the favorite home base for travelers, where most of the hotels, restaurants, and handicraft shops are located.

Seti Gandaki :

Flowing right through the city, the boisterous river runs completely underground at places. Amazingly, it certain points the river appears hardly two meters wide. But its depth is quite beyond imagination over 45 meters.

The Old Bazaar :

Pokhara's traditional bazaar is colorful and so are its ethnically diverse traders. Around here the temples and monuments reflect Newar architecture of the Kathmandu valley. Located about four kms from Lakeside ,The market's original charm is alive and thriving . Ganesh Tole and Ram Krishna Tole is the old market (bazaar) of Pokhara and it provides a glimpse into the traditional ambience of art and architecture of the Pokhara valley . This area with the red brick walls, carved windows and tile roof harbours some interesting temple also. The old bazaar is also home to one of Pokhara's most important shrines locally called the Bindyabasini Mandir.

Bhandrakali Temple :

To the south of the Buddhist Monastery there is another small beautiful hill. in this pleasant sylvan setting lies Bhadrakali temple which also merits a visit. this is the one of the most famous temple in pokhara valley It is located in matepani.It is 230 ft above from sea leavel.

Matepani Gumba (Buddhist Monastery) :

There is a splendid Buddhist Monastry on the top of the small forested hill above Matepani east of Mahendra pool. It overlooks a large section of the Pokhara city and once there on find oneself lost in time amid the chanting Ramas, there colossal guardian images of the Buddha accompanying two other gurus and a prayer house with exquisitely carved columns and friezes.

Gupteswar Cave (Gupha) :

Gupteswar Gupha is a sacred cave, lies 2 km from Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway leading southwest from the city. The entrance is right across from Devi's Fall and the cave is almost 3 km long. It has some big hall-size rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all fours. This cave holds special value for Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered. An entrance fee of Rs. 5 is charged and taking pictures inside the cave is prohibited.

Costs

This package includes transportation.

(all costs are quoted in US dollars per person, per day)

Package - $70

N.B. The price does not include any incidental items such as beer, soft drinks or mineral water.