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durationTrip Duration 2 Days
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groupsizeGroup Size 1 To 25
arrivalArrival On Pokhara
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seasonBest Season Spring, Winter, Autumn
altitudeMax Altitude 1500M
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2 Days Pokhara Tour Overview

Nestled within the Gandaki Zone of central Nepal, the Pokhara Valley graces the shores of Phewa Lake, bundled at the base of the imposing Annapurna peaks in the Himalayan range. When comparing the enchanting allure of a 2 days Pokhara Tour, few cities worldwide offer the serene escape found in Pokhara, a gateway to the Annapurna region in Nepal.

The soul-refreshing essence of Pokhara emanates from its breathtaking vistas of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and the Manaslu range, dominated by the elegant fishtails, locally known as Machepucchhare, resembling the tail of a fish.

The hills surrounding Pokhara, including landmarks like the World Peace Pagoda, Dhampus, Sarankot, Naudanda, and Australian Camp, unveil the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayan sunrise and sunset. The panoramic spectacle includes Annapurna South (7219m) and Hiunchuli (6441m), along with Annapurna 1 to Annapurna 4.

Situated between the Dhaulagiri in the west and Manaslu in the east, as observable from the foothills of Pokhara, the Annapurna range stands as a testament to the city’s geographical significance. Positioned 200km west of Kathmandu, Pokhara, accessible by local or tourist buses, private cars, or flights, has been a premier tourist destination since 1970.

Famous for its lakeside allure, Phewa, or Lakeside, offers a perfect starting point for exploring the Annapurna Himalayan range and indulging in peaceful relaxation.

Since the opening of Annapurna for foreign trekkers in 1977, Pokhara has witnessed a surge in tourist activity, solidifying its status as the primary tourist hub and the cleanest city in Nepal. The city boasts an array of attractions and activities, from massages, meditation, and yoga to adventurous pursuits like paragliding, white river rafting, zip-lining, and bungee jumping.

For those inclined towards cultural exploration, Pokhara offers opportunities to delve into temples, monasteries, and local traditions. The crystal-clear waters of Phewa Lake provide a canvas for tourists to immerse themselves in the panoramic beauty of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains.

Pokhara, with its numerous lakes, snow-capped Himalayan ranges, pristine air, and warm hospitality, stands as the undisputed tourist capital and a popular destination in Nepal, drawing nearly a million visitors each year.

We invite you to join us at Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. and secure your spot today.

Tour Logistics of 2 days Pokhara Tour:

Duration: The 2-day tour spans from 10 am to 4 pm each day, offering a total of 6 immersive hours.

Meeting Point: Pokhara International Airport.

Optional Services: Hotel pick-up and drop-off can be arranged upon request, enhancing the convenience of your  2-Days Pokhara Tour.

Trip Highlights:

  • Pumdikot Shiva Statue
  • Nepal's biggest International Museum with lots of information on Mountaineering.
  • The famous world peace Pagoda Making By Japanese Monk.
  • Exiting Davis Waterfall and Gupteswor Cave.
  • Famous Seti river and its gorge.
  • The biggest clean Fewa lake and Temple of Barahi.
  • Bindabasini Temple
  • Boating

2 Days Pokhara Tour Itinerary

Walking Hours: 2 to 5 hours

Meals Included: None

Max. Altitude: 1500M

Perched majestically in Nepal, the Pumdikot View Tower in Pokhara is an extraordinary vantage point. Renowned for its three-tiered Shiva Statue and breathtaking panoramas of the Annapurna Himalayan Range, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and other neighboring mountains, it offers a captivating experience.

Pumdikot is rapidly gaining prominence as a destination around Pokhara, showcasing the impressive Shiva statue, natural settlements, captivating lake views, picturesque valley scenes, towering mountains, and a serene ambiance.

The Shiva idol, reaching an impressive height of 108 feet, graces the landscape of Phumdibhumdi village, while the actual sitting statue of Shiva stands at 51 feet tall.

A sprawling theme park takes shape on 22 ropanis of land at Pumdikot, featuring 108 Shiva Lingas, a grand staircase comprising 108 steps leading to the idol, 18 shutter rooms, ticket counters, expansive premises, and strategically positioned viewpoints.

Plans include the construction of a Martyr’s memorial park and a model of Mount Sumeru, showcasing the divine union of Shiva and Parvati. Notably, the Pumdikot area is thoughtfully designed to be accessible to differently-abled individuals, ensuring inclusivity in its splendid offerings.

Walking Hours: 2 to 3 hours

Meals Included: None

Max. Altitude: 2561ft

Mountains and the art of mountaineering boast a rich and distinct history. To prevent the imminent loss of invaluable records and evidence, the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) took the pioneering step of establishing the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, commencing its journey on November 1, 1973.

The primary objective behind the creation of IMM was to meticulously record, document, and chronicle the historical and contemporary developments in global mountaineering activities. Specifically, the museum aimed to safeguard the remarkable tales of achievements etched in the history of mountaineering, with a focus on the awe-inspiring Himalayan peaks.

The foundation stone for IMM was ceremoniously laid on December 1, 1995. Following this, the museum marked its soft opening on May 29, 2002, culminating in its official inauguration on February 5, 2004.

IMM comprises three prominent exhibition halls: the Hall of Great Himalayas, the Hall of Fame, and the Hall of World Mountains. Each hall is a treasure trove of exhibits, showcasing information on renowned peaks, profiles of celebrated mountaineers, insights into the culture and lifestyle of mountain communities, as well as comprehensive displays on flora, fauna, and geology. Through this comprehensive collection, the museum endeavors to represent the enduring cultural traditions and values of the Nepalese people.

Walking Hours: 2 to 4 hours

Meals Included: None

Accommodation: 1100M

A Peace Pagoda stands as a profound Buddhist Stupa, serving as a resplendent monument dedicated to fostering peace. Its purpose extends beyond the boundaries of race and creed, acting as a unifying symbol to bring people together in their collective pursuit of global harmony.

While various peace pagodas have graced the world since World War II, many owe their existence to the visionary guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii (1885–1985), a revered Buddhist monk from Japan and the founding figure of the Nipponzan-Myōhōji Buddhist Order.

Nichidatsu Fujii’s transformative encounter with Mahatma Gandhi in 1931 fueled his commitment to non-violence, prompting him to dedicate his life to its promotion. The first Peace Pagoda emerged in Kumamoto in 1954, inaugurating a series of these symbolic structures across Japanese cities, including Hiroshima and Nagasaki—cities profoundly impacted by the devastating atomic bombs that claimed the lives of over 150,000 civilians after World War II.

By 2000, the global landscape boasted the presence of eighty Peace Pagodas, spreading their message of peace across Europe, Asia, and the United States. Each pagoda, an emblem of tranquility, reflects the enduring legacy of Nichidatsu Fujii’s commitment to a non-violent world.

Notably, the Nipponzan-Myōhōji monks of the New England Peace Pagoda garnered recognition for their unwavering dedication, receiving the prestigious Courage of Conscience award on June 5, 1998, in Sherborn, Massachusetts. This acknowledgment underscores the profound impact of these monuments and the individuals committed to realizing a more peaceful and harmonious world.

Walking Hours: 2 to 4 Hours

Meals Included: None

Max. Altitude: 1500M

As the water cascades down, it sculpts a mesmerizing tunnel, stretching about 500 feet in length and delving 100 feet below the earth’s surface. This unique subterranean passage adds an enchanting dimension to the landscape. On a significant note, on July 31, 1961, a Swiss couple ventured into the waters for a swim, tragically resulting in the drowning of the woman due to an unexpected overflow. The arduous recovery of her body from the Phusre River three days later led to a poignant decision.

In honor of his daughter, the grieving father initially intended to name the site “David’s Falls.” However, a poignant shift occurred, and the title evolved into Devi’s Fall. In Nepali, it bears the name Patale Chango, translating to “Underworld’s Waterfall,” encapsulating the mystical essence of the locale. Recognized as one of Nepal’s premier attractions, it beckons visitors with its profound natural beauty.

Emerging from the subterranean passage, the water continues its journey, weaving through a captivating cave known as Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, aptly named the “cave beneath the ground.” This cave, boasting intricate designs, serves as more than just a geological marvel; it has become a sought-after tourist destination. Nourished by the waters of Phewa Lake dam, the falls and cave together create an immersive experience, where visitors may find themselves enchanted not only by the cascading waters but also by the labyrinthine beauty concealed within the depths of the cave.

Meals Included: None

Max. Altitude: 1500M

Nestled in the picturesque city of Pokhara are four Tibetan Settlement Camps, a testament to the resilience of thousands of Tibetan refugees who sought refuge in Nepal following the Chinese takeover of Tibet. These camps, including Tashi Ling, Tashi Palkhel, Jampaling, and Paljorling, showcase the rich Tibetan culture through the creation of exquisite handmade jewelry, trinkets, carvings, and carpets.

These talented artisans sell their creations to visitors, not only to share the beauty of Tibet but also to sustain the camps and support their livelihoods. The funds generated from these endeavors contribute to the maintenance and well-being of the camps.

In Pokhara alone, there are 12 Tibetan Settlement Camps, with the four mentioned earlier adding a unique charm to the city’s cultural landscape. Tashi Palkhel, established in 1962, stands out as the largest settlement in the northern suburbs, drawing visitors with its proximity to the city and vibrant atmosphere. The fluttering prayer flags in the valley evoke the ambiance of Tibet, creating a compelling experience for visitors.

Jampling, located an hour east of Pokhara on the road to Kathmandu, is another frequented Tibetan camp known for traditional wool spinning. This community sustains itself through this craft and welcomes many curious visitors keen on understanding their way of life.

Tashi Ling, a smaller settlement about 3km south of Lakeside, offers a glimpse into the Tibetan culture with handicraft sellers’ stalls near the camp entrance. A tiny carpet factory and showroom further enrich the experience.

Paljoring, situated in the city center near Prithvi Chowk, is the smallest of the four settlements in terms of area, having opened its doors in 1972. Despite its size, it radiates cultural significance and offers visitors a chance to explore a Tibetan monastery, attend Pujas, and immerse themselves in the spiritual essence of the community.

Exploring these Tibetan Settlement Camps in Pokhara becomes not just a shopping experience but an opportunity to connect with the resilient Tibetan refugees, learn about their traditions, and contribute to the preservation of their unique cultural heritage. A visit to these camps is a must during your Pokhara Valley Tour, promising an enriching cultural journey.

Walking Hours: 1 to 3 hours

Meals Included: Tea and Breakfast

Max. Altitude: 1500M

Bundle of a top hill, the enchanting Bindabasini Temple, locally known as Bindhyabasini Mandir, stands as one of Pokhara’s most captivating and frequently visited landmarks. This immaculate white pagoda-style temple, reaching an elevation of around 3000 feet above sea level, commands a serene view over the vibrant city of Pokhara and the majestic Annapurna and Machhpuchhare mountain ranges.

Situated close to the bustling Old Bazaar of Pokhara, a bustling center of commerce in the Himalayas, Bindabasini Temple holds great religious significance for Hindus in the region. As a vital hub of religious fervor, the temple is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga, revered as Pokhara’s guardian deity. Durga, also known as Shakti or Kali, assumes various manifestations, and at Bindabasini Temple, she is worshipped as Bhagwati, embodying a formidable aspect of the goddess.

Beyond its religious importance, the ornate structure of Bindabasini Temple is surrounded by a picturesque park-like landscape, offering a tranquil setting for visitors. Many find delight in leisurely picnics against the backdrop of the marvelous panorama. The vantage point provides breathtaking views of Pokhara town and the awe-inspiring Himalayas, enhancing the temple’s allure.

Adding to the serene atmosphere is the invigorating scent of “Dhup,” infusing the air with freshness. Bindabasini Temple transcends its religious significance to become a haven of peace and a cultural landmark where visitors can immerse themselves in the spiritual ambiance, enjoy scenic vistas, and partake in the vibrant cultural tapestry of Pokhara.

Walking Hours: 2 to 4 hours

Meals Included: None

Max. Altitude: 1500M

The roaring Seti River passes right through Pokhara, but you won’t see it unless you go looking. The river has carved a deep, narrow chasm through the middle of town, turning the water milky white in the process. The best place to catch a glimpse of the Seti River is the park just north of Old Pokhara near the Gurkha Museum.

Walking Hours: 1 to 2 hours

Max. Altitude: 1500M

Nestled on a serene island in Phewa Lake, the Tal Barahi Temple, also known as the Lake Temple or Varahi Temple, emerges as a captivating two-story pagoda. This cultural gem draws both Hindu and Buddhist devotees who converge to worship Goddess Varahi, an esteemed avatar of Goddess Durga. According to local lore, the temple’s origins trace back to the visionary dream of King Kulmandhan Shah, who commissioned its construction.

The main shrine showcases exquisite craftsmanship in the traditional pagoda style, employing a harmonious blend of wood, bricks, and stone as primary materials. The architectural elegance of the temple mirrors a profound connection to both Hindu and Buddhist traditions, creating an inviting space for spiritual contemplation.

The temple’s expansive premises not only serve as a sacred space for devotees but also offer a welcoming haven for guests. With its ample space, the Tal Barahi Temple can host a significant number of worshipers, fostering a sense of community and spiritual communion.

Exploring this sacred site becomes an immersive experience when combined with a tranquil sail to the island. This journey across the serene waters of Phewa Lake sets the stage for a holistic encounter with the Temple. Visitors are encouraged to delve into the cultural richness embedded in the temple’s history, architecture, and religious significance.

As you approach the island, the Tal Barahi Temple stands as a testament to the seamless fusion of spirituality and architectural beauty. Its allure extends beyond religious practices, beckoning travelers to partake in the unique blend of serenity and cultural richness. A visit to Phewa Lake remains incomplete without the enriching experience of sailing to this island sanctuary and exploring the resplendent Tal Barahi Temple.

2 Days Pokhara Tour Cost

  • Private air-conditioned car with driver.
  • Government-licensed Excellent tour guide with salary, food, and, insurance.
  • Sightseeing and Monuments entrance fees.
  • Hotel.
  • Lunch during the tour.
  • Tips to the guide and driver.
  • Cost not mentioned in above itinerary.

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What makes Phewa Lake in Pokhara so special compared to other lakes in Nepal? Is there any lake like this anywhere else in the world? Why or why not?

Phewa Lake is famous and popular there are servals reasons Firstly, it is the second-largest lake in Nepal, spanning an area of approximately 5.23 square kilometers. Secondly, it is located in the popular tourist destination of Pokhara, which is surrounded by the Annapurna range of the Himalayas, making for stunning views. Moreover, Phewa Lake is home to a small island, Tal Barahi Temple, located in the middle of the lake, which adds to its unique charm. Visitors can take a boat ride to the island and explore the temple, which is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga. While there may be other lakes in the world that are similar in size or surrounded by beautiful landscapes, the presence of a temple on an island in the middle of a lake is a unique feature of Phewa Lake. This, along with its location in the popular tourist destination of Pokhara, makes it a popular spot for visitors to Nepal.

2 Days Pokhara Tour FAQ'S

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Yes, Paragliding is one of the top attractions of Pokhara which helps travelers to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the valley and the surrounding Himalayas.

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durationTrip Duration 2 Days
regionRegion
countryCountry Nepal
groupsizeGroup Size 1 To 25
arrivalArrival On Pokhara
departureDeparture From Pokhara
seasonBest Season Spring, Winter, Autumn
altitudeMax Altitude 1500M
easy-icon Easy TripGrade are those in which less hiking is required - about 3-4 hrs per day. Good for begineers and less intensive. City Tours, Jungle Safari are some easy ones. Acclimatization is not required.

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