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2. Pokhara city day tour

 

Fewa Lake -

 

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.

 

Barahi Temple -

 

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 -

 

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.

 

Gupteswor Cave -

 

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.

 

Mahendra Cave -

 

Mahendra Cave is 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.

 

Bindabasini Temple -

 

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.

 

Bhadrakali 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.

 

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.

 

Buddhist Monastery -

 

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.

 

Seti River -

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

Start time 8.30 after breakfast, tour about 5 to 6hrs – back about 4 to 5 pm

 

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Mountain Bike Day Tour around Pokhara City -

 

Mountain Bike Tour

 

Jomsom treks and expedition now operate the mountain bike day tour in hilly region in Pokhara. Pokhara is nice city for sight seen, sun rise also beside this now you have mountain bike day tour place call around Pokhara hills like world peace Stupa, Bhumdi village , Chapakot village to Top of Fewa lake to Pokhara, This is the beautiful place to do the Mountain bike tours in off road hill side about 1500 m height we have nice views of annapurna range, Mt Fishtail, Mardi himal  in north face, good views of Fewa Lake, Pokhara city, and nice village Bhumdi, and chapakot. It takes about 5 hrs from Pokhara. Normally, we departure after breakfast from Lakeside then return back in lunch time.

 

Start time 8.30 after breakfast, tour about 4 to 5hrs, back about 4.00pm

 

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3. World Peace Stupa (Day hike)

 

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 hike about 2 to 3 hour to the stupa and Bhumdi village, after a hike we just cross the lake by boat an hour to come to Lakeside. It is a worth visiting site in Pokhara.

 

world peace pagoda

 

Start time 8.30 after break fast, hike about 4 to 5hrs – back about 4.00pm

 

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Nagarkot Changunarayan day hike -

 

Nagarkot hilltop is 37 km drive away from Kathmandu Nagarkot offers vantage views of the Himalayan range including, on a clear day, Mt. Everest. “The Tea House” is situated atop the hill and offers a wide range of food and drink. On Return we trek down to Sankhu; visit Newari village to explore the culture.  And, sightseeing at Bouddha Nath- Probably the largest stupa in the world is also found in Kathmandu valley – the great stupa of Boudhanath. Again the omni-present eyes of the Buddha stare at all directions. This stupa is the place of worship of Tibetan Buddhists predominantly.

 

Nagarkot’ Changunarayan hiking is a excellent walking day walking tour in the outskirt of Kathmandu valley. If you have just a day in Kathmandu and looking for easy day hike then this Nagarkot Changunarayan day hiking trip is the best option to get awasy from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. The great amazing thing is to see how the local villages along the trail still exhibit countryside lifestyle even though being so close to city. The first part of the hiking is an cultural encounter while the second part is more natural as the trail follows the ridge with deciduous forest. The Himalayas appear undisturbed. The walking is easy with gradual downhill and fairly leveled path. It will take about 4 hrs to reach Changunarayan,the oldest pagoda style Hindu temple in Nepal. After visiting this UNESCO world heritage site and talking Lunch we take drive back to Kathmandu to end our a day long hiking tour in Kathmandu.

 

nagarkot hike

nagarkot hike

Start time 8.30 after break fast, hike about 5 to 6hrs- back 5.00pm

 

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Sarangkot – Naudada- Dhampus- Pokhara day Hike

 

This day hike we take you early in the morning by car from your hotel to Sarangkot(1592m) to see sunrise and views or the Mt. Annapurna range, Mt. Fishtail, Dhaulagiri then we hike to Naudada (1430m)- Dhampus (1650m) back to Pokhara. One gets to see the spectacular Himalayas, small beautiful villages and the meet the local Gurung people. Many of these people are Gurkha soldiers working in British or Indian army while some others rely on farming for livelihood. Sarangkot; Dhampus trek is best for those who are on a very short trip and still want to see the beautiful Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Mt. Fishtail and the rural people. The Dhampus village is mostly inhabited by Gurungs. There are good provisions for food and accommodation in the area. Electricity, hot shower are readily available in the local lodges and hotels.

 

 

 

Pokhara day hike

Pokhara day hike

Drive to Sarangkot early in the morning before sunrise 5.0am, Hike to Naudada – Dhampus 5hrs

 

drive back by Jeep to Pokhara 4.00pm

 

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Jan 23, 2014

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