Pokhara half day sightseeing by hike or by car.

Pokhara half day sightseeing by hike.

Starts/Ends:    

  • Morning: 8/8:30 am to 12:30/1 p.m.     
  • Afternoon: 2 pm to 6 pm

Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Includes:

# Professional Local city tour guide

# Trekking poles if needed

# All Entrance fees

# Mineral Water

# Lunch

# Transportation in a private vehicle

Excludes:

No alcoholic drinks

What should I bring on a hike?

For our Half-day hike, please ensure you bring a small bag to carry essentials such as a camera, tissue paper, cell phone, etc. It’s also advisable to bring a hat to shield yourself from the sun’s heat during the trek. We do provide mineral water throughout the hike. Casual or sports shoes are suitable for the terrain; there’s no need for boots. Additionally, dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions to ensure comfort throughout the journey.

Highlights of Pokhara Valley

Pokhara is Nepal’s second most visited city and a renowned tourist destination that captivates visitors with its serene ambiance and breathtaking natural surroundings. Resting on the shores of Phewa Lake, the city boasts panoramic views that include three of the world’s highest peaks—Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manasalu. The iconic Machhapuchre, with its distinctive pointed peak, has become synonymous with Pokhara’s charm. Serving as the gateway for trekkers embarking on the Annapurna Circuit, Pokhara offers a plethora of sightseeing opportunities. Lakeside, lining the shores of Phewa Lake, teems with vibrant shops and restaurants. Perched on a hill overlooking the southern end of Phewa Lake, the World Peace Stupa provides a breathtaking panorama of the lake and the Annapurna Himalayas. Sarangkot, on the southern hillside, offers a mesmerizing dawn spectacle with snow-capped Annapurnas framing lush green valleys. The Seti Gandaki River, carving spectacular gorges in and around the city, adds to the enchantment of Pokhara, with its narrow and hidden channels creating a unique landscape.

The primary destinations included in the Pokhara half-day sightseeing by hike are:
  • Boat ride at Fewa Lake
  • Drive to Shiva statue
  • Hike to the peace stupa
  • Visit Devi’s Fall
  • Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
  • Tibetan village
  • Afternoon Lunch

Itinerary:

Enjoy a boat ride for about 30-45 minutes at Fewa Lake.

Boating on Fewa Lake in Pokhara offers stunning views of the Himalayas, serene waters, and a chance to visit the iconic Tal Barahi Temple, located on an island in the middle of the lake. It’s a tranquil experience amidst breathtaking scenery, perfect for relaxation and enjoying nature’s beauty.

Then proceed to the Pumdikot Shiva Statue.

Begin your day with a short drive to the Pumdikot Shiva Statue. Take a fascinating half-day tour of the charming city of Pokhara, hidden amidst the breathtaking Himalayan ranges. Your experience begins when your city tour guide takes you from your accommodation and sets the wheels in motion at the towering Phumdikot Shiva statue. As you ascend, the expectation grows, for at an altitude of 1500m, a massive marvel awaits: the beautiful statue of Lord Shiva himself. Marvel at its magnificence, and if the weather permits, prepare to view a spectacular panorama of the entire Himalayan range, a sight that will stir the soul.

Descend to the Japanese Peace Stupa (pagoda):

Descending from this cosmic height, your path takes you to the calm Japanese Peace Stupa, a beacon of peace built by Japanese Buddhists. Discover the immense significance of this monument, which spans cultures and countries, in these calm surroundings. Immerse yourself in Buddha’s teachings as you piece together his life story, all while taking in the breathtaking views of the Pokhara Valley and the shimmering Fewa Lake. And, if fortune favors your travel, expect to be astounded by the Himalayan peaks that line the horizon, forming a landscape of outstanding magnificence. 

Descend to Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave:

The adventure continues as you explore the strange depths of the Gupteshore Mahadev cave, an underground labyrinth steeped in tradition and lore. Explore the mystical depths of Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave. Witness the sacredness of the cave and admire the unique rock formations. Descend into its chilly embrace to discover ancient formations whispering antiquity. View the ethereal cascade of Davi’s Fall from the cavern’s depths, a sight that is both beautiful and humbling, showcasing nature’s beauty. 

Continue to Devi’s Fall:

Devi’s Fall is a mesmerizing waterfall in Pokhara, Nepal. It cascades down into a deep gorge and disappears underground, creating a stunning natural spectacle. some time to appreciate the surroundings and capture the scenic views. During the monsoon season, the waterfall is much larger. In other seasons, the waterfall is considerably smaller. Therefore, the size of the waterfall depends on the season.

Visiting a Tibetan refugee settlement:

Explore the Tibetan refugee settlement in Pokhara, which offers a glimpse into the Tibetan refugee experience and their resilience in preserving their culture and traditions in exile. While there, you will explore their Tibetan carpet showroom and photo gallery. If interested, you can also purchase souvenirs from the Tibetan shops.

Afternoon lunch:

At the end of the day’s adventures, enjoy Tibetan food at a small restaurant in the Tibetan village. You’ll try first hand Tibetan dishes like momos and thenthuk. Let the tasty flavors take you to different places as you enjoy each bite, wrapping up your fun day in Pokhara.

After lunch, we can either walk or take a taxi back to Lakeside. 

This well-rounded itinerary aims to provide a mix of natural wonders and cultural insights, ensuring a memorable journey through Pokhara’s diverse landscapes. Adjust the schedule based on your preferences and the time you’d like to spend at each location. 

Pokhara Half-Day Sightseeing by car

Trip Overview

  • Morning: 8/8:30 am to 1 or 1:30 pm
  • Afternoon: 2 pm  to 6 or 6:30 pm

Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Includes:

# Professional Local city tour guide

# All Entrance fees

# Mineral Water

# Lunch, tea, and coffee

# Transportation in a private vehicle

Excludes:

No alcoholic drinks.

The primary destinations included in the Pokhara half-day sightseeing by car are:
  • Boat ride at Fewa Lake
  • Shiva Statue with a stunning view of Pokhara and mountains.
  • Visit Devi’s Fall
  • Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave 
  • Tibetan refugee camp.
  • International Mountain Museum

Itinerary

Experience the enchanting beauty of Pokhara with our full-day sightseeing tour that promises a perfect blend of natural wonders and cultural richness.

Your tour begins when our skilled guide takes you away from your accommodation before daybreak. As you ascend, your anticipation grows for the stunning scene that awaits you at the Shiva Statue in Pumdikot

Invigorating Hike:

Enjoy a boat ride for about 30-45 minutes at Fewa Lake.

Boating on Fewa Lake in Pokhara offers stunning views of the Himalayas, serene waters, and a chance to visit the iconic Tal Barahi Temple located on an island in the middle of the lake. It’s a tranquil experience amidst breathtaking scenery, perfect for relaxation and enjoying nature’s beauty.

Then immerse yourself in a scenic trip to the Shiva statue (1500 meters). Enjoy panoramic views of Pokhara Valley and the surrounding mountains as you ascend. Upon reaching the statue, revel in the tranquil ambiance and take in the spiritual vibes of this religious setting. This towering deity overlooks the city, providing a spiritual and picturesque viewpoint that will leave you in awe.

Captivating Natural Wonder & Exploration of Mystical Depths:

Trip down about an hour from the Shiva statue and delve into the mysteries of nature as you visit Devi’s Fall, [approximately 500 feet (150 m) long and runs 100 feet (30 m) below ground level] known as Patale Chhango, where the Pardi Khola stream vanishes underground, a mesmerizing waterfall named after a tragic legend.

Explore the mystical Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave (2057m long), which houses a sacred Shiva lingam. The cave is a mystical experience with its narrow passages and impressive rock formations, situated beneath the falls, and you can marvel at the natural wonders that have evolved.

Explore the Tibetan refugee settlement in Pokhara, which offers a glimpse into the Tibetan refugee experience and their resilience in preserving their culture and traditions in exile. While there, you will explore their Tibetan carpet showroom and photo gallery. If interested, you can also purchase souvenirs from the Tibetan shops.

Enjoy Tibetan food at a small restaurant in the Tibetan village. You’ll try first hand Tibetan dishes like momos and thenthuk. Let the tasty flavors take you to different places as you enjoy each bite, wrapping up your fun day in Pokhara.

In the end, discover the history and culture of mountaineering in the Himalayas at the International Mountain Museum (50 years old). The museum showcases exhibits on famous mountaineers, the geology of the Himalayas, and the flora and fauna of the region.

This comprehensive Pokhara sightseeing tour promises a day filled with adventure, traveling (approximately 4–5 hours long), spirituality, and the captivating beauty of one of Nepal’s most cherished destinations. Adjust the schedule based on your preferences and the time you’d like to spend at each location.

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