The Day Tour Pokhara unveils the thrill and adventure of a perfect outing. Pokhara, nature’s hidden paradise, possesses nature’s gift of superb beauty. With a majestic view of the Annapurna range at its backdrop and a serenity of lakes, Pokhara is the perfect destination for wonderful day tour. Pokhara is blessed with stunning, incredible panoramic views of the Annapurna range and Machhapuchhare peak. Furthermore, its surroundings offer the most popular treks- the intensive Annapurna Circuit , Dhaulagiri Circuit , Manaslu Circuit , Annapurna Base camp ,Jomsom , and Mardi Himal Treks. Together with these trek routes, there are a number of short treks that are equally fascinating such as the Ghandruk, Ghorepani, Panchase, Millennium and Royal treks.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Your Hotel|
|DEPARTURE TIME||6:00 AM|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 4:30 PM.|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, casual boots or slippers, hat and sunscreen.|
06.00AM – 8.30 AM: World Peace Pagoda
Early in the morning, we will go to World Peace Pagoda ( Shanti Stupa). It is a Buddhist pagoda-style monument on a hilltop in Ananda hill in Kaski Pokhara. Shanti Stupa is the shrine build as symbol of peace, that is situated at the height of 1100 meters. It is a perfect holiday place providing a clear view of the Himalayan range, Fewa Lake and Pokhara city. You can have your breakfast on the top with the beautiful view of Mountains and Pokhara City.
9.00AM – 10.30 AM: David's fall and Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
David’s Fall is a fascinating waterfall located 2 km southwest of lakeside on the Siddhartha Highway. Also located very close to David’s Fall is Gupteswar Gupha, a mysteriously sacred cave that holds special value for Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is perfectly preserved here in the condition it was discovered in. Locally, it is also named as Gupteswar Mahadev.
11.00 AM - 1.00 PM: International Mountain Museum
International Mountain Museum exhibits the past and present developments related to mountain and mountaineering around the world. Inside the museum, there are exhibits on famous peaks, descriptions of famous mountaineers, the culture and lifestyle of mountain people, flora and fauna including geology, in an attempt to represent the traditional culture and values of the Nepalese people. The museum contains three main exhibition halls: Hall of Great Himalayas, Hall of Fame and Hall of World Mountains. There is also a replica of Mount Manaslu which is also an interesting part of visiting Museum.
1.30 PM – 2.30 PM: Lunch Time
3.00 PM- 4.00 PM: Bindabasini Temple and The old bazaar
Bindabasini Temple is the oldest religious shrine in Pokhara built in the 16th century. The main shrine of the temple is dedicated to the Goddess Bhagwati where Hindu worshippers flock to perform sacrifices, especially on Saturday.
On the way back to hotel, we will drive through Old Bazaar. If we have time, we can walk for few minutes around the area.
The Old Bazaar, 4 km away from Phewa Lake, is a traditional bazaar and a colorful gathering place for an ethnically diverse group of traders. The temples and monuments bear a close resemblance to the Newari architecture of Kathmandu Valley and retain much of its original charm. The old bazaar is also home to one of Pokhara’s most important shrines, the Bindabasini Mandir.