"Pokhara is one of the most popular Tourist destinations on the bosom of the Annapurna Himalayan range in Nepal. It is situated 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. The place is an ideal place to visit for the travelers."
Pokhara, located about 200 km from west of Kathmandu, is a beautiful valley of Lake. The valley is home to beautiful lakes Phewa, Begnas, Rupa, Dipang, Maidi and Khost among others. But the Phewa lake is the major attraction in Pokhara. The towering peak of Machhapuchchhre lake in the icon of Pokhara valley. other attractions in Pokhara are Davie's fall, Mahendra cave, Barahi Temple, Bindhabasani temple, Chamere Cave, Guptshwore Cave, World Peace Stupa and set gorge among others. Sarangkot is popular hill station in Pokhara and offers magnificent views of Mountains peaks in Annapurna Range. Sarangkot also the take-off point for paragliding trips. Pokhara also homes to International Mountain Museum, The only mountain museum in the country. Visitors can also enjoy various adventures activities like rafting, kayaking, Mountain flights, Paragliding, flying in Ultra-light aircraft among others.
- Explore the ancient Gupteshwor Cave and Seti Gandaki gorge.
- Water fun, Boating trip on Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake and visit the lakeside.
- International Mountain Museum is a source of mountaineering information.
- Stunning views of the Annapurna Himalayan range.
- Amazing, sunrise and sunset from Sarangkot.
- visit world peace pagoda.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1,400m) and Transfer to Hotel
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our Sherpa Expedition and Trekking staff with complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels; our guide will give you a briefing of the Hotel at Kathmandu, Trekking, and related information that you might require while in Nepal with us as a great meeting.
Does not include meal and Overnight at the hotel with BB.
Day 02: Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley
Today we have to program for seeing central and cultural pilgrims valley. So that's after a hearty breakfast, at 8.30 am your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today we will visit some heritages listed below:
Find peace and prayers on the little hillock of Swaymbhunath in the Kathmandu valley of the northwest point. Also known as the "Monkey Temple" among visitors from abroad, Swayambhunath sits atop its hill, overlooking most parts of the valley. This is a good place to catch panoramic views of the city. The site itself has stood as a hallmark of faith and harmony for centuries. The glory of Kathmandu Valley is said to have started from this point. As seeing the great point.
Bodnath was probably built in the 14th century after the Mughal invasions; various interesting legends are told regarding the reasons for its construction. After the arrival of thousands of Tibetans following the 1959 Chinese invasion, the temple has become one of the most important centres of Tibetan Buddhism. Today it remains an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists and local Nepalis, as well as a popular tourist site. Boudhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. It was built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going around the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Though you are not allowed to go inside the temple as it is strictly for Hindus only, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. It is a square two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth which is famous all over the world.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, a famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style Batsala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatraya temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in the Thamel area for trekking essentials.
Does not include meal and Overnight at the same hotel with BB.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m/25 minutes.
In the morning, we transfer you in the domestic airport and flight to Pokhara with scenic mountain views including Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna Massif and once reach the Pokhara valley, sightseeing tour in Pokhara with our guide in such a interesting places like as Davi's Fall, Gupteswor Mahadev Cave, Tibetan Refugee Camp and boating on Phewa Lake for an hour including visit of Tal Barahi Temple in the middle of the lake. Late afternoon, drive from Pokhara to Sarangkot for Sunset View above the high Himalayan Range and a stunning view of Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri Range, Machhapuchhre and other snow-capped mountains as well as Pokhara Valley. Stay overnight at Hotel in Sarangkot with BB.
Day 04: Hike to View Tower for Sunrise
Early in the morning, hike to View Tower for Sunrise View over the Annapurna Massif and other high mountains. Enjoy with the majestic view of Annapurna Range, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri Range, and scenic Pokhara Valley. Back to Hotel and have breakfast. After breakfast, preparing for the Paragliding from Sarangkot to Pokhara Valley for an hour flight. Once you are landed from Paragliding and transfer to Hotel. Late afternoon, again our guide will bring you to other interesting places following down there;-
The temple lies in the centre of the religious old bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati, another manifestation of Shakti. The park grounds offer a fine picnic and relaxing area.
Locally known as Patale Chhango and located in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley, it is where the stream flowing from Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes. This is hugely popular with tourists and locals alike.
The revered Gupteshwor Cave has situated 2 km from the Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Davis fall and the cave is almost 3 km long. It has some big hall-sized rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all four. This cave holds special value to Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered.
Seti River Gorges:
Carved by the Seti Gandaki River, it is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar, Mahendrapool and Prithvi Highway Bridge near bus park provide a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white 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 woollen carpets and other handicrafts. The original Tibetan settlers in this region migrated to Nepal in the ‘50s.
World Peace Pagoda:
World Peace Pagoda, also known as Pokhara Shanti Stupa, is a Buddhist pagoda-style monument. It is the shrine built as a symbol of peace. The spot is situated at the height of 2,100 meters on the Ananda Hill. Nepal has two of the eighty peace pagodas in the world i.e. Shanti Stupa in Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, and Shanti Stupa in Pokhara. It also provides a panoramic view of the Annapurna range, Pokhara city, and Fewa Lake.
International Mountain Museum
The Himalaya is the source of water resources for billions of people living in the world. Flora and fauna in the Himalayan range is the natural habitat for the thousands of known and unknown species that contribute to maintaining and restructuring the ecosystems of our world, day and night. The little surfaced cultural values of the mountain people, geological mysteries buried underneath; nature’s serene beauty- wonders on its rock- hard and melting surfaces- make the Nepalese proud and people of the world an epicentre for their explorations. The Himalayan range of Nepal is not important to the summiteers record holders only but also to the geologists, environmentalists, and sociologists as it harbours innumerable mysteries and facts the scientists and geologists are striving hard to dig out.
Does not include meal and Overnight at the hotel with BB.
Day 05: Morning Hike to World Peace Stupa and afternoon fly back to Kathmandu,
In the morning after breakfast, we will go to world peace stupa by car. We can see a panoramic view of high Himalayan range from Manaslu to Dhaulagiri range including Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Massif as well as scenic Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake. Then, we will walk down to Phewa Lake through the forest which takes about 1 hour and take a boat to cross a Phewa Lake passing the small Island where Temple Barahi is situated middle of the Lake. Afternoon transfer to the airport and then fly back to Kathmandu. Our car will be ready to pick up in the airport and transfer to Hotel. Included with BB
Day 06: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Your trip will come to an end today after breakfast. Sherpa's leader will be on hand to advise and assist with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our private van around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination.
Our Tour Package Cost Includes:
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
- Domestic flight ticket KTM/PKR/KTM and domestic airport tax.
- 5 nights accommodation with breakfast at 3*** Standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Pokhara city tour as per the above itinerary and all entrance fees.
- All transportation (Private Car).
- Office Service charge.
- Guide & support staffs salary and insurance.
Our Tour Package Cost doesn't include:
- Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
- Travel insurance
- International airfare to and from Nepal
- Nepal tourist Visa fees
- Items and expenses of personal nature
- Personal Trek Equipmentments
- Tips for staff/ Guide (Tipping is Expected).
- Cotton T-shirts
- Water Bottle
- Fleece Pants
- Hat and light gloves
- Wind and waterproof jacket
Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes
- A pair of half gloves
- Neck warmer
- Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
- A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
- long sleeve t-shirts
- Thermal Tops according to weather
- wool Jackets or pullover
- Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
- Water and windproof shell jacket
- Thermal underwear (especially trousers) in winter
- windproof and waterproof trousers
- warmer trouser
- Comfortable pants
- Extra casual sport pants
- A pair of good waterproof and easy boots
- Light shoes and sneaker
First Aid Kits and Medicines
- Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
- Blister treatment
- Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
- Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
- Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
- Water purifying pills
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the tour, However, we recommend better to bring your personal first-aid kit as well)
Miscellaneous, but must useable
- 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
- Water bottle & filter
- Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
- Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)
- Comfortable trekking poles
- Best energy dry foods (up to you)
- Power Bank and music players
- Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)
Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd information about the trekking and tours in Nepal
Here are some do”s and don’t which you should follow:
- Do smile and greet the local people saying “Namaste”.
- Shake hands whenever you get a chance.
- Do walk in a group or keep a distance that you could see the person in front and the person behind you.
- Do consult with your tour guide before trying anything new during the tour.
- Do ask questions to the guide which you feel confused.
- Do inform your tour guide if you are not comfortable with your health or if you need any pieces of stuff.
- Enjoy your free time shopping.
- Take lots of pictures. (no one knows what's going to happen tomorrow).
- Don’t disrespect the local culture and beliefs - even if you are uncomfortable with it.
- Don’t take photos of local people you encounter on your tour without their permission. Doing so may be offensive to them.
- Don’t be offended if local people stare at you. It is because they are surprised to see you. It is not their intention to offend you.
- Don’t harm wild animals, birds, and plants during the tour and take a global perspective and responsibility to save and preserve this unique environment.
- Don’t give money to children and beggars as it encourages them to beg more instead of working and earning
- Do not wear short dresses when you are visiting temples.
- Do not Carry dangerous weapons on the trip.
- Do not Hesitate to say "no" if somebody tries to sell you something that you don't want. You won't offend them especially if you smile and say, "no thank you".
Note Regarding Itineraries:
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful tour hat Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your tour is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.