About Pokhara, Detail information about Pokhara city tour,
The Pokhara Valley at 827 meters above sea level and 200 km west of Kathmandu
is one of
the most picturesque spots in Nepal. Glorius views of the Annapurna Range of the
Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I - IV and the magnificent "fish
tail mountain" Machhapuchhare are visible from the town. Machhapuchhare for
example, is only 28 kilometers from
Chitwan is at 365m from sea
level and one of the best destination to see the wild life with Jungle
safari activities in chitwan National park. Chitwan is at 185 Km from
Pokhara and takes 6 hours on normal drive. There are not any flight
connection between chitwan and Pokhara. The only one option of
transportation is by road.
Chitwan has had a long history of conservation. For many years it was the Royal
hunting grounds for the Kings and dignitaries of Nepal and therefore was not hunted
by the general public. It did however become a favorite spot for big game safari
hunters in the late nineteenth and early to mid-twentieth centuries. This was
coupled with a surge in local human populations following the development of anti-malaria
medicines in the mid-twentieth century. The long-term effect was a drastic decrease
in jungle habitat and animal populations in the Chitwan valley as jungles were
converted to farmland and big game were hunted and poached to dangerously low
- Pokhara - chitwan Tour - 7 Nights 8 Days Nepal Tour package
pick-up transfer to Hotel at Kathmandu overnight stay.
Valley sight seeing overnight stay.
Drive to Airport for Pokhara. Pokhara overnight stay.
Pokhara sight seeing overnight stay.
Drive to Chitwan
National Park. Overnight stay.
to Kathmandu overnight stay kathmandu.
from Kathmandu to your next destination
Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu,
you are welcomed by the hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to
your hotel. Our guide will explain briefly the program upon arrival at hotel.
2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Sightseeing at Kathmandu Durbar square
and Living Goddess Kumari's house. Up to the last of 17th century Nepal was divided
into more than50 separate petty Kingdoms. Within Kathmandu valley here is also
4 separate kingdom kathnandu, Bhaktpur, Patan and Kirtipur. That time King live
in Royal Palace and Now a days we call that old royal palace is locally called
Kumari is a vergin goddess worshipped by local people. This
religious practice started from last of 17th century by King Jaya Pratap Malla.
Kumari goddess is also regarded as living virgin God. She is the incarnation of
3: Kathmandu - Pokhara
After breakfast, we depart for Pokhara and commence a
full day sightseeing of Pokhara, the most popular destination in Nepal after Kathmandu,
spend enjoyably the morning trip along the bank of Phewa Lake, you can admire
the stunning view of the Fish Tail's Peak reflected in the silver surface of the
water. You can also see the wonderful Annapurna panorama forms a superb backdrop
to Pokhara from the lake. Aside from Phewa Lake, we keep visiting the Seti River
gorge - one of the best places to see. You will have an opportunity to take a
glimpse to the limestone cave of Mahendra Gufa, used to be well-known for its
stalactites. Stay overnight at hotel.
fall: It is also known as Patale Chango, is an awesome waterfall laying
2 km southwest of Pokhara. During summer and rainy season, the waterfall takes
its real form, with gushing water splashing and making its way through the rocks.
Gupteshwor Cave: Just opposite of Devis's fall, on
the other side of the road, there is Gupteshwor Cave. This cave is popular for
the different natural forms made from limestone deposits. Photography is strictly
prohibited inside the cave.
Mahendra Cave and Minstrel (Gaine)
Village: This limestone cave is named after King Mahendra and is situated
in Bltulechaur, a village in the northern part of Pokhara valley. Professional
minstrels known as Gaines live in this village.
The most popular destination for travelers wanting to indulge in recreational
boating. It is the second largest lake in the kingdom and measureroughly 1.5 by
4 km. it's eastern shore, also known as lakeside or Baidam, is the center of tourist
activity in Pokhara. Renting a boat for a couple of hours and heading out to the
lake bordering the forested hill, and taking a swim, can be the highlight of a
warm day. Then hike to World Peace Pagoda: This pagoda is situated on the top
of a hill on the southern shore of Phewa lake. It has four images of Buddha facing
in four directions. The pagoda is an impressive sight and its hilltop location
commands great view. It is a great vantage point, which offers spectacular views
of the Annapurna range and Pokhara town
5: Pokhara - Chitwan
After breakfast, we travel overland from Pokhara
to Royal Chitwan National Park. We experience you a lots of Safari Packages;
jungle walks, canoeing, 4WD safaris and so forth. Once the night falls down, we
entertain you with cultural performances including bonfire before getting in bed.
Breakfast, the next, you get a full day safari Packages
in Royal Chitwan national Park - if you are lucky, you will see many amazing creatures
that you spend most time to looking for; rhinoceroses, Chitwan's royal Bengal
tigers, leopards, monkeys, many types of deer and reptiles. Check your camera
gear - preferably with a telephoto lens and you will not miss any shots. Stay
7: Chitwan - Kathmandu
8: Final Departure
Places to see in Pokhara during Pokhara city tour :
from Pokhara valley
From the lake you get a fantastic view of the Annapurna Mountains. The mountains
that can be seen are the Annapurna peaks: Annapurna I to IV and Annapurna South,
and the outstanding Machhapuchhare. Other mountains that can be seen are Hiunchuli,
Tarke Kang, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, Varahashikar and Khangsar Kang. West of
the Annapurna mountains is Dhaulagiri at 8167m, which at one time was considered
to be the highest mountain in the world, before more precise systems of measurement
There is an interesting story about the climbing of Annapurna
I at 8091m. It is not easily seen from Pokhara because it a good distance to the
north. After a French led expedition in 1950 led by Maurice Herzog made it to
the top of this peak, it became the peak above 8000m to be climbed. The story
of the climbing of this mountain is told in Herzog’s classic book Annapurna,
which makes very interesting reading. After a severe mountain storm caught the
expedition, Herzog got a frostbite in which he lost most of his fingers and toes.
Machhapuchhare stands out because it is nearer to Pokhara than any of the other
peaks. At 6997m it is the lowest of the mountains. Machhapuchhare means “fish
tail.” From Pokhara, Machhapuchhare looks like a singular mountain peak.
If one walks several days towards Jomsom, at this point you can see that the mountains
has a second peak and at that place is resembles a fish tail.
No one is
allowed to climb this mountain, because it is considered holy. An expedition in
1957, led by the late Colonel Jimmy Roberts got to within 50m of the top, before
turning back after the Sherpas refused to go any further.
At Sarangkot you
can get an excellent view of the mountains. To get here you take a taxi for around
Rs 700 and from where it lets you off is a half-hour walk. From Pokhara it is
a beautiful three hour walk.
Phewa Tal (Lake)
This beautiful lake, along with the mountain views are the main attractions of
Pokhara. It is the second largest lake. Rara Lake, in the west side of Nepal,
is the largest.
You can take a boat ride on the lake for Rs 100 to Rs 200
per hour. You can hire your own boat and hire a boat with someone to row you around.
A sail boat can be rented at the Hotel Fewa for 300 per hour. For longer period
there are discounts. Boats are most expensive opposite the Varahi Temple, and
are cheaper going towards Damside.
While boating it is advised to stay away
from the dam, because the currents can be rough and therefore dangerous.
There is a small island in the lake, which has on it the Varahi Temple dedicated
to the goddess Varahi Bhagwati, the Shakti energy.
There is a great
class view of the mountains from a small Vishnu temple in the piece of land between
the lake and the spillway.
Pardi Dam is next to the Damside area. It can
not be walked on.
Seti Gandaki River
The Seti Gandaki River flows through the east part of Pokhara. In some places
it flows completely underground and can not be seen. Seti means white and the
water is turned a milky color by the limestone in the soil.
You can get
a good view of the river at the north end of the bazaar, from the bridge near
the old Mission Hospital and just north of the main bus station. From the bus
station you go north past Shanti Batika Park which then pasts some jungle and
you make a right at the path.
You can also get an even better view of the
river on the footbridge, on the other (east) side of the airport runway. You can
also see the river from the Mahendrapul Bridge in the area of the main bazaar.
There are several
Tibetan settlements in the area of Pokhara. Many Tibetans sell crafts in the area
of the lake.
From the hill-top Tibetan Buddhist Monastery there are good
views of the Pokhara Valley. It has a large statue of Buddha and some nice wall
paintings. To get here you cross the Mahendrapul Bridge from the bazaar area and
then follow the road to here.
The Tashiling Tibetan Village is a few km
southwest of the airport. They make Tibetan carpets there.
There is a good-size
Tibetan settlement called Tashipalkhel at Hyangja, which is a short drive away.
It is an hour or two walk northwest of Pokhara along the Pokhara to Jomsom trek.
Places to See
North of town is Mahendra Gufa, which
is a cave with several tunnels.
It is also known as Patale Chango and Devin’s. The Pardi Khola is the river
that flows from the Phewa Tal Lake. At Devi Falls the river falls down into a
hole and disappears. The Pardi Khola flows underground for around 200m and then
re-emerges again and flows in the Phusre Khola which later meets the Seti Gandaki
It is also known as David’s Falls because one story says that
a tourist names David and his girlfriend fell into the hole and were never seen
Devi Falls is just before the Tashiling Tibetan Village on Siddhartha
Highway, about 2km southwest of the airport.
There are three museums in Pokhara, but neither is so interesting. Pokhara Museum
has local history exhibits, crafts and costumes. The exhibits are good. It is
on the main road, north of the bus station. National History Museum has a natural
history section that has a good butterfly, moth and insect exhibit. It is also
called the Annapurna Regional Museum. There is an ACAP exhibits showing the environmental
problems of the area. Near the museum is the Information Center for the Annapurna
Conservation Area Project which has some good cultural exhibits in the ACAP region.
Tamu Kohibo Museum has exhibits relating to the Gurung culture and shamanic traditions.
It is on the east side of town near the Seti River
There are not many temples in Pokhara
The double-roofed Newari-style Bhimsen
Temple is located in the northern part of the bazaar on the main road. It has
some erotic carvings on its roof struts.
In the north part of town, on a
small hill, is the Binde Basini Temple. In this temple is Durga (Parvati) manifested
in the form of a shalagram. It is located in a pleasant location and there are
good mountain views. There are animal sacrifices at this temple, the main day
being Saturday and the ninth day of Dasain in October.
Excellent daily cultural program featuring Nepali dance. From 6.30 to 7.30 pm.
Admission: There is also a cultural music and dance show tooMost of the night
spots close at 11 pm.
Pokhara Area Short Treks
It is a three or four day trek. It is known as the
“Royal Trek,” because Britain’s Prince Charles trekked is at
one time. Not many people do this trek, so there are no places to stay along the
route. Along the way there are some good views of the Annapurnas.
a pleasant trek to do along with children as the walking d
ays are not so
long and it take not go to any high altitudes.
There are several different
ways the trek can be done. The trek begins on the Pokhara to Kathmandu (Prithvi)
Highway, a few kilometres from Pokhara. It then climbs up the ridge and then mainly
follows ridges and then comes back to the Pokhara Valley.
The trail first
goes through the villages of Kalikathan, Sahklung and Chisopani. It then descends
to the stream that goes in Rupa Tal Lake. The end of the trek goes along the ridge
between Rupa Tal Lake and Begnas Tal Lake and then end at Begnas Bazaar, where
you get a bus back to Kathmandu.
to Ghorapani Trek
This seven day trek starts and finishes at Birethanti,
west of Pokhara. It has some great views of the Annapurnas. The trek includes
the first few days of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek up to Ghandrung and the first
few days of the Jomsom Trek up to Ghorapani and the walk between these two places.
Poon Hill, one of the best viewpoints in the area, is near Ghorapani.
This two-day trek begins at
Hyangja and then goes to Suikhet, Naudanda, Kaski, Sarangkot and the finishes
in Pokhara. There are several places to stay in Naudanda.
This interesting two-day trek begins in Hyangja, which has
a Tibetan settlement. It then goes north across the Mardi Khola to Lhacock, and
then to Ghacok. The trail then goes south to Batulechaur and then to Pokhara.
CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK:
Located in the Terai
region of Nepal, with its abundant natural wealth, Chitwan makes a
great place for nature lovers. Resorts and Hotels are numerous in this tourist
hot spot as visitors may spend weeks marveling in the glorious Sal hardwood forest
and "elephant grass" savannah.
order to reverse some of this devastation, the Chitwan National Park opened in
1973 and the Royal Nepalese Army deployed there to prevent poaching. The park
now preserves a magnificent array of wildlife the world can marvel over.