This one day tour is ideal for tourists who have an extra day in Pokhara at the end of their itinerary. Pokhara is a paradise blessed with panoramic views of the Annapurna range, especially its magnificent Machhapuchhare peak. A sleepy city, with its tourist area on the banks of a peaceful lake, it is a destination in itself. Don’t miss out onPokhara’s fascinating places of interest. Allow Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions to arrange a Pokhara Day Tour to enjoy the amazing natural, historical and religious sites.
Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions will pick you up from your hotel at 9 AM and drop you off at 4 PM. We provide an excellent tour guide who is knowledgeable about the city and its history. Our vehicles are air-conditioned, comfortable and driven by expert drivers. This easy One-Day Excursion - Pokhara Tour is a perfect way to relax before or after a trek in the Annapurna region, or simply as a tour by itself.
The Phewa Lake adds to the allure of Pokhara. Nestled in the valley, where there is little wind, the still waters reflect the snowcapped mountains as they reflect the changing colours of the sun’s light. You might want to enjoy the reflection while paddle boating, row boating or kayaking on Phewa Lake. On a small island in the midsdle of the lake is the Barahi Temple, where Hindu worshippers sacrifice animals or birds to the goddess Varahi every Saturday. The East shore is lined with restaurants, pubs, hotels and shops.
David's Falls is an incredible waterfall that drops into a very deep gorge. It is named after a Swiss Tourist who lost his life when he fell into this gorge. It is about 2 km southwest of the Pokhara Airport. Close to David's Falls, is Gupteswar Gupha. This cave, also called Gupteswar Mahadev, is mysterious and sacred for Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is perfectly preserved there in the condition it was discovered in.
Bindabasini Temple, built in the 16th century, is the oldest religious shrine in Pokhara. The main shrine of the temple is dedicated to the Goddess Durga. On Saturday this temple is busy as Hindu worshippers flock here to make sacrifices to their Godess.
Seti Gandaki Gorge is a wonder of nature that in places is barely two meters wide and 100 meters deep and at various points the river goes underground and totally vanishes from sight along its route through the city. A good spot for looking down into this deep gorge and its river below is Mahendra Pul, a small bridge in the center of Pokhara.
World Peace Pagoda, a massive Buddhist stupa, is an impressive site in Pokhara situated on top of a hill on the southern shore of Phewa Lake. Besides being an impressive sight in itself, the Buddhist shrine is a great vantage point which offers spectacular views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara City.
Other equally fascinating short treks which can be done from Pokhara are Sarankot, Naudanda, Ghandruk or Ghorepani.
• Qualified English speaking guide
• Entrance fees
• Transportation in private vehicle
• Tips for guide
• Food and Drink
Destination : Nepal
Duration : 1 Day
Price : US $85 p/p
Trip Grade : Easy
Group Size:2 - 12 Persons
I did the above mentioned trip in December 2016. The trip was perfectly planned and everything went smoothly. The itinerary allowed for perfect acclimatisation, especially having two nights at Island Peak Base Camp. Tashi, the trekking guide for the trip picked me up at the airport and helped me through…Lukas
A friend and I worked with Annapurna Foothills Treks to be guided trekking on the Annapurna circuit from Besi Sahr over the Thorong La pass to Jomsom, with a guided climb of Chulu West on the way. Our trekking guide Dawa was outstanding all the way to Pisang, and provided…Craig
Our 14 day Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp trek, guided by Tashi was an outstanding experience. We enjoyed his local knowledge while making the trip a joy. From the trip's booking to departure from Nepal, all aspects of the trip were carefully organized and well executed-something we appreciated very…Kathy