- Country: Nepal
- Trip grade: Easy
- Destination: pokhara
- Activities: Sightseeing
- Accommodation: Not Included
- Meals: Not included
- Maximum altitude: 823m
- Group size: 1 to 25 pax
- Best Season: All month
- The Nepal biggest International Museum with lots of information with Mountaineering.
- The famous world peace Pagoda Making By Japanese Monk.
- Exiting Davis Waterfall and Gupteswor Cave.
- Famous Seti river and it's gorge.
- The biggest clean Fewa lake and Temple of Barahi.
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. As compared remarkable beauty of Pokhara there are only a few cities in the world you can find so Pokhara is a peace and tranquility gateway in the Annapurna region Nepal. The magnificent view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu range which is dominated by fishtail makes Pokhara soul fresh point, Being calm and visually attractive for travelers. Fishtail also called Machepucchhare in Nepali means the tail of fish. Alongside The admiration beauty of the Himalayan sunrise and sunset of Annapurna, south(7219m) Hiunchuli(6441m) Annapurna 1 to Annapurna 4 can see from the hilltop around Pokhara like world peace pagoda, Dhampus, Sarankot, Naudanda, Australian camp. 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 flights. From 1970 the most tourist attraction most mythical from Kathmandu.
The famous places in Pokhara are the lakeshore of Phewa or called lakeside came tourists for overland exploration for the Annapurna Himalayan range and for peaceful relaxation. After 1977 when Annapurna open for foreign tourist attraction trekking the first time and then tourist industry increase 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 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, friendly people make Pokhara is tourist capital or popular tourist destination of Nepal where every year almost 1 million people visit.
Things to do 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 Monuments for sightseeing and Hiking near Pokhara.
Nipponzan Myohoji monk from Japan Built this Shanti Stupa on the full guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii is a Buddhist Monk and Founder of Nipponzan Myohoji and Local Peoples. Pokhara Shanti Stupa Planned to Construct in 1947 and finished on September 12, 1973. Shanti Means Peace and this world come from Sanskrit of Pali Script. This Stupa Situated in 1100m altitude and as-built as a symbol of peace in the world and 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 other 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 driving 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 history Geography, fauna flora culture about 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 around Nepalese rupees 500.
The mountain Museum 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 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 to the bottom. This waterfall normally 500feet long and 30 m below the ground level. Nepali local people tell this waterfall "Patale Chango" means underground waterfall. It bis the most famous tourist place in Pokhara.
In 1961 July 31 a swiss couple went swimming there but the huge water flow comes or overflow of water because Monsoon dropped to the woman in the pit and died. After the 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 surrounding 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 of rhododendron flower and local lifestyle can see during your hike of 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 trekking through Dhampus Village. Dhampus is the village of |Gurung people who are selected in 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 activities when you stay in Pokhara.
Big thanks all of the team giving me a wonderful stay in Nepal.
Miao Jeffery | Hongkong, China
Mission Himalaya is one of the best company to travel around Nepal. The company provide us a comfortable private car from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara sightseeing and Back from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The guide Resham very fluent English and dancing during the festival in the street. He is so talkative and gives all the information, Important and History of Sightseeing points especially World Peace Pagoda Pokhara. The driver Suman drive so well even the road condition is very poor. Big thanks all of the team giving me a wonderful stay in Nepal.