Pokhara valley is situated in the Gandaki Zone of central Nepal and on the shore of Phewa lake, on the foothills of giant Annapurna Majestic peaks of the Himalayan ranges. In compared remarkable beauty of Pokhara, there are only a few cities in the world you can find so Pokhara is a peaceful and tranquil gateway in the Annapurna region of Nepal.
The magnificent view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and the Manaslu range which is dominated by fishtails makes Pokhara’s soul fresh point, calm, and visually attractive for travelers. Fishtail also called Machepucchhare in Nepali means the tail of fish.
Annapurna range is the middle of the Dhaulagiri in the west and Manaslu in the east we can see from some foothills of Pokhara. Pokhara laying 200km from the west of Kathmandu is the second largest city of Nepal and can go by local bus, tourist bus, private car, or flight. Since 1970 the most tourist attraction most mythical in Kathmandu.
The famous places in Pokhara are the lakeshore of Phewa or called lakeside came tourists for overland exploration of the Annapurna Himalayan range and for peaceful relaxation.
After 1977 when Annapurna open for foreign tourist attractions trekking for the first time and the tourist industry increased a lot in Pokhara. Now Pokhara is the main tourist hub and the best clean city and touristy attraction point in Nepal.
Massage, Meditation, Yoga, paragliding(flying like a bird or with a bird), white river rafting, Zip flyer, Bungy Jumping, trekking, hiking, Sightseeing, city tour, Explore the culture, Temple, and Monasteries are the main attractions in Pokhara or things to do in Pokhara. In clear Phewa, lake water tourists can explore the panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain.
So Numerous lakes, Snow-capped Himalayan ranges, fresh air, and friendly people make Pokhara is tourist capital or popular tourist destination of Nepal where every year almost 1 million people visit.
Pokhara Sightseeing Itinerary
Pokhara sightseeing Tour starts at 9:00 am and ends at 4 pm. It lasts for 7 hours. We will especially include Barahi Temple, International Mountain Museum, Davis Waterfall, and Tibetan Refugee Camp in our sightseeing tour itinerary.
Beginning at 9:00 am
Ending at 4 pm
Tour duration: 7 hours
Departure from the lakeside hotel where you stay. we arrange the hotel drops upon request.
Places To See In Pokhara:
1. World Peace Pagoda
World peace Pagoda is Situated In Kaski Nepal Near the lakeside in the Anadu Hill inside the Pumdi Bhumdi VDC. Pagoda-style Buddhist Shrine Pokhara Shanti Stupa or World Peace Pagoda Pokhara is the best Monument for sightseeing and Hiking near Pokhara.
Nipponzan Myohoji monks from Japan Built this Shanti Stupa under the full guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii a Buddhist Monk and Founder of Nipponzan Myohoji and Local Peoples. Pokhara Shanti Stupa was Planned to be Constructed in 1947 and finished on September 12, 1973.
Shanti Means Peace and this world come from the Sanskrit of Pali Script. This Stupa is Situated at 1100m altitude and as-built as a symbol of peace in the world inside there is a relic of Buddha.
There are 80 peace pagodas around the world 2 in Nepal. One in the Birthplace of Buddha Lumbini and the other in Shanti stupa Pokhara. World peace pagoda is a famous place for tourist sightseeing and tour in Pokhara because of the panoramic Vista of Dhaulagiri(8167m), Annapurna(8091m), and Manaslu(8163m) range and Enchanting fascinating view of Pokhara city and beautiful Fewa lake. Either tourist can go there by taxi or Take a boat and hiking 1 hour around 5.5 km to reach there from the lakeside Pokhara.
2. Sarankot View Point
Most Spectacular Sunrise and sunset viewpoint Sarankot is the best spot to see Annapurna and fishtail Mountain. It takes around 30-40 minutes to drive by taxi or car or 2-3 hours hiking from Bagar near the lakeside Pokhara.
Sarankot is Situated at 1600m altitude on Sarankot hill. Now Sarankot is the best spot for Paragliding in Pokhara can explore Pokhara city Phewa lake and awesome view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu Himalayan Range.
3. International Mountain Museum Pokhara:
It is Situated in Gairipatan Pokhara is the biggest Museum in Nepal. International Mountain Museum is also the most interesting Museum about the mountain of Nepal and the communities who live in Nepal Himalayas Hilly region and the Terai Region and the information of Famous Mountaineers who climb the mountain and break the records with their types of equipment used for expeditions.
The International Mountain Museum tour can explore All the history Geography and fauna flora culture of Nepal Himalayas. Even you can learn about pollution and global warming caused by people. Outside you can explore the 21m climbing wall as well. The entrance fee is around Nepalese rupees 500.
The mountain Museum is located around 4 km from Fewa lakeside. You can take a taxi and it takes around 10 minutes by taxi. You can learn stories about climbers in the past and a free mountain documentary show every hour about Nepal mountain and their stories.
4. Davis Waterfall:
Davis waterfall is the waterfall that comes from Fewa lake water. This water goes to a tunnel around 500 feet underground reaching the bottom. This waterfall is normally 500feet long and 30 m below the ground level. Nepali local people tell this waterfall is “Patale Chango” which means underground waterfall. It is the most famous tourist place in Pokhara.
In 1961 July 31 a swiss couple went swimming there but a huge water flow comes or an overflow of water because Monsoon dropped the woman in the pit and died. After a great effort of 3 days, they succeed to put the body outside. her father wished to name “Davis Falls” after this accident. so from this time, it is famous for the name Davis fall.
5. Hiking From Kande- Australian camp- Phedi
Pokhara is the best place for hiking lovers because it is surrounded by the Annapurna area. The best option to hike from Pokhara is the Australian camp. In the morning after breakfast, we will drive to Naudanda, and Kande then we start hiking from there. the lush rhododendron flower and local lifestyle can see during your hike in the countryside people.
When you will reach the Australian camp we can enjoy the majestic mountain vistas. Annapurna Himalayan ranges and Manaslu can see from there. The Holy and secret mountain fishtail is one of the attractions of this tour. from there we can take lunch and trek through Dhampus Village. Dhampus is the village of |Gurung people who are selected as British soldiers.
The brave of the Gurkha village Dhampus and you can see the lifestyle of the Gurung people. you can trek downhill to Phedi. on the way, you can see lots of vegetation and grains. finally, we drive back to Pokhara. It’s one-day full of activities when you stay in Pokhara.