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WHAT IS THE LOCATION OF POKHARA?

The largest metropolitan city of Nepal, Pokhara is located 200 km from West Kathmandu and serves as the headquarters of the Kaski District.

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Astonishingly Beautiful, Pokhara, Nepal

WHAT IS THE ALTITUDE OF POKHARA?

The altitude of Pokhara is 1400 m (4600 ft) above Sea level. Coordinates 28.1230° N, 83.5920° E.

HOW IS THE WEATHER IN POKHARA?

Being the Tourism Capital of Nepal, the city of Pokhara is blessed with a pleasant and moderate climate throughout the year with September to June witnessing a huge footfall.

HOW TO REACH POKHARA?

To reach Pokhara one has to pass through Kathmandu with one night stay in case of afternoon flight before beginning the 5 hours journey towards Pokhara and Kathmandu has easy access by landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, or by taking the scheduled trains that run between Delhi to Gorakhpur and Kolkata to Raxaul, the nearest town of Nepal border, where tourist can hire car after crossing the border and leave towards Kathmandu located at a distance of 141 km. Panitanki border crossing to Kakarbhitta is yet another old route used by the people traveling from Easter India.

DIFFERENT DISTANCE  AND TRAVEL DURATION FOR POKHARA TOUR

KATHMANDU to POKHARA  - 200.9 Km 5 hr 15 min

NAGARKOT to POKHARA - 235 Km 7 hr

SARANGKOT to POKHARA - 10 Km 25 min

POKHARA TOUR PACKAGE ITINERARY FOR 6N/7D


DAY 1 - ARRIVE KATHMANDU

Meet and Greet at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport [KTM] and start your journey for your Nepal Package Tour. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is surrounded by four mountains - Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun, and Chandragiri which offer visitors a terrific landscape at this bowl-shaped valley. Kathmandu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with four places like Pashupatinath Temple, Darbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, and Bhaktapur Ancient City. In the evening explore -

Royal Casino - Having a Nepal Tour and going back to India without playing Casino? You must try Casino here in your Kathmandu Tour Package to get an unforgettable lifelong experience. There are few Hotels which are running Casino here, out of these Royal Casino is most famous. It is located in Yak and Yeti Hotel in Kathmandu. Entry is Free, but you need to buy a token for playing Casino. Overnight at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

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Royal Casino Nepal


DAY 2 - KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING AND DRIVE TO NAGARKOT

With the morning in all its grandeur, proceed towards the breakfast table for a tummy refill & post breakfast, proceed for the half-day sightseeing tour to Kathmandu valley covering -

Pashupatinath Temple - The Pashupatinath Temple, in Kathmandu, is the most famous and holy temple for Hindus in Nepal and a must-visit place during Nepal Tour Package. Located on the bank of Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu Valley, this is the home of Lord Pashupatinath - Lord Shiva. This temple is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979, and it consists of 518 temples and monuments where the main temple is of Nepalese Pagoda style architecture, with the main Garbhagriha, as the innermost part of the temple, where the main idol is placed and is made of stone Mukhalinga, which has four faces in four directions. Pashupatinath temple has two courtyards, inner and outer with inner courtyard is generally open from 5 am to 7 pm, and the innermost part of Pashupatinath temple, is where Lord Pashupatinath is placed, and open from 5 am to 12 noon for ritual and viewing.

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Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Boudhanath Stupa - Boudhanath Stupa is situated around 11 kilometers from the city center of Kathmandu and is of gigantic spherical shape. It is one of the major tourist attractions of Kathmandu. It is a common belief that the people who used to circumambulate the stupa with no ill thoughts in their hearts receive good karma. In 1979, this Boudha Stupa was declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The colorful flags around the stupa enhance the beauty of the stupa. You can also do some local authentic items shopping from here at a very bargain price.

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Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal

Patan Darbar Square - Patan Darbar Square is located in Lalitpur City, around 25 km from Kathmandu. The main attraction of this place, where Malla King of Lalitpur resided. It is also the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This Patan Darbar Square is a perfect example of Newar architecture. The complex comprises several temples and idols and houses with the Newar Architecture around the places.

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Patan Darbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal

Bhaktapur Ancient City - Bhaktapur ancient City is located around 30 Kms from the Kathmandu city, and once you get into it, you will experience the old touch and tradition of the Newar Kingdom of Kathmandu valley. This city has a large central courtyard and masks dance performed here often. It is the home to the art, craft, and architecture of ancient Nepal. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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And now proceed to Nagarkot, A calm, quiet and serene destination on a hilltop, around 45 km from Kathmandu city located in Bhaktapur district of Nepal. Throughout the year, it offers a cold ambiance and the panoramic view of few famous snowy mountain peaks like Mt. Everest and Mount Lhotse. The Sunrise from the sunrise point of Nagarkot will give you the most unforgettable experience. Overnight in Nagarkot.


DAY 3 - DRIVE NAGARKOT – POKHARA

Wake up early morning to witness the beautiful view of Himalaya with sunrise and post breakfast drive for Pokhara (235KM / 7 hours) while observing the scenic views on the national highway along the Trishuli River. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Evening walks around the tourist area of Lake Side and enjoys the view of western Himalayan ranges with Mt Fishtail. Return to hotel. Overnight in Pokhara.

DAY 4 - POKHARA TOUR

Wake up early to witness the breathtaking sunrise and Himalayan view from your hotel rooftop. Post breakfast, leave for sightseeing tour –

Sarangkot Tour - Want to witness Mount Annapurna Fishtail peaks during Sunrise and want to be a part of one of the most spectacular views in your life during Nepal Tour? Then get ready at 3:00-3:30 am and start from Pokhra towards Sarangkot. Sarangkot is around 25 km from Pokhara and is a small village famous for its sunrise and paragliding activities.

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Wonderful Sarangkot

Paragliding from Sarangkot is the most beautiful experience in Nepal, and you can choose from the different options available. Experience Mount Annapurna from a Stone-throwing distance from your glide and enjoy the aerial view of Phewa Lake. If you are an adventurous mindset people, this is a must for you. After Sunrise at Sarangkot, come back to Hotel, Complete your breakfast and start for Pokhara Sightseeing Tour.

Fewa Lake - Phewa Lake or Fewa Lake is the major attraction of Pokhara Valley, located in the south of Pokhara city. It is a freshwater lake with an area size of area 4.43 sq km. The Annapurna mountain range is only 28 km from the lake, and it's an unforgettable experience to witness the shadow of Mount Annapurna's snow peak in the lake water. You can expect a mesmerizing view of mountain Annapurna from the lake during the wintertime when the sky is generally clear. Boating in the Fewa Lake with your family and near & dear ones is an everlasting memory in your life. You can also do a Puja (Worship) of Hindu god Vishnu at the Tal Barahi Temple located at the center of the lake. You can also get the thrilling experience when you put yourself in a big ball and the balls rolling into the water.

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Fewa Lake, Pokhara

Tal Barahi Temple - Tal Barahi Temple is located in the middle of Phewa Lake, on a small island within the lake. The devotees usually visit the temple on Saturday. The temple is for Hindu Goddess Devi Durga. You may request your boatman in Phewa Lake to take you to Tal Barahi Temple, and they will be happy to do that.

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Tal Barahi Temple, Fewa Lake, Pokhara, Nepal

Devis Fall - The Devis waterfall starts from Pardi Khola Stream, which eventually vanishes in the underground. After the rainy season, the sound of water plunging over the falls is deafening. According to locals, one Swedish visitor along with his girlfriend named Devis jumped into the sinkhole and drowned away and since then it is called Devis Waterfall.

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Devis Fall, Pokhara, Nepal

Gupteswar Mahadev Cave - Gupteswar Mahadev cave is downstream of Devi's waterfall, and the cave is gigantic, you can discover Gupteswar or Shiva Lingam at the end of the cave. You need to go downstairs through several staircases, and you need to climb up while completing the Darshan of Shiva Lingam. Though in this cave, enough lighting is provided, but still better to carry your torchlight.

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Gupteswar Mahadev Cave, Pokhara, Nepal

Peace Pagoda - Pokhara Shanti Stupa or Peace Pagoda is a Buddhist pagoda-style monument located in the Anadu Hills of Pokhra valley and situated around 3600 ft above sea level. It offers a mesmerizing view of Fewa Lake, Pokhra Valley, and Mount Annapurna Fish Tail peaks. From the car parking place, you need to climb around 250 staircases to reach the stupa level, and once you reach the top, the view from the top will give you an unforgettable experience in your life. From this hilltop, you will get a splendid view of Mt. Annapurna and Phewa Lake during Sunrise and Sunset.

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Peace Pagoda, Pokhara, Nepal

Mountaineering Museum - The Pokhara Mountaineering Museum is must visit place for the tourists who visit Pokhara. It is a unique museum, which tells you all the rich history of Mountaineering activities and climbing in Nepal. The museum is full of artifacts and accessories used in the famous mountaineering and climbing and the history of great climbers like Sir Tenzin Norgay and Mr. Herzog. Overnight in Pokhara.

DAY 5 - DRIVE POKHARA – CHITAWAN

As the sunny morning calls to begin the day, lets them start the local sightseeing post breakfast and transfer to Chitawan in the afternoon–

Bindubasini Temple - One of the most famous Hindu temples of Goddess Bhagawati in Western Nepal. It is one of the Shakti piths in Nepal, and rituals are performed as per strict Hindu culture. Nepalese Weeding is very common in this temple, and if you are lucky, you can witness the Nepalese Hindu marriage very closely.

Begnas Lake - A freshwater lake, 2nd large in the Pokhra Valley located around 20 km from the Pokhra City on the way to Kathmandu after taking a little diversion from the Pokhra. Kathmandu main highway. Since it is a less-visited lake compared to the main attraction Phewa Lake, its natural beauty and serene ambiance is still protected. You can enjoy the boat ride here in Bengas Lake also, even if you are interested in swimming, you can do it here. This lake is home to a large number of varieties fishes and lots of fisheries are around the Begnas village. There are also few accommodations available overlooking the lakes and snowy Himalayan peaks and then proceed to Chitwan National Park via MungliBazar.

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Begnas Lake, Pokhara, Nepal

Chitwan National Park - Located in the South West of Nepal, spreading an area of 175 sq km and inhabitant of endangered One-horn Rhino, Royal Bengal Tigers, Gharial Crocodile, and wild elephants. Apart from these animals, you can find 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, and many species of flora and fauna and fishes, Declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 due to its wild biodiversity in the region. The park contains one Ramsar site, Beeshazari Tal (Lake) in its buffer zone.

The evening is free, and you can enjoy the local Tharu cultural program in your Chitwan National Park Tour. Overnight in Chitwan National Park.

DAY 6 - CHITWAN SAFARI ACTIVITIES

Wake up call with tea/coffee followed by a Nature walk and Bird watching tour in the vast Chitwan National Park. Post breakfast start jungle safari on Elephant back to see different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, leopard, monkeys, birds, and many other smaller animals. After the elephant back safari tour proceeds for Dugout Canoe Ride along with Dungre / Rapti River to see 2 types of rare species of crocodile, the marsh mugger and the fish-eating Gharial.

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Chitwan National Park Jeep Safari

Visit elephant breeding farm & drive back to the lodge. Late afternoon Village walk can be organized nearby Tharu village. Walk/drive back to the lodge/resort. Evening enjoys "Tharu Tribal Dance" presented by the local Tharu villagers. Dinner & overnight stay at the jungle resort/lodge. Overnight in Chitwan.

DAY 7 - DRIVE CHITWAN – KATHMANDU

After a night amidst the wilderness, begin the day with some hot tea while catching up a few glances with Mother Nature, and post breakfast drive back to Kathmandu (186 KM/ 5 hours). Arrive in Kathmandu and you can explore:

Swayambhunath Temple - Swayambhunath, a must-see tourist attraction in Kathmandu is located in the heart of the city, on top of a hill and it is a glorious ancient religious architecture. It is a holy place for both Hindu and Buddhists.

The complex is comprised of the main stupa, temples, and many shrines surrounded by lots of trees. You can find the eyes and eyebrows of Budhha in the local painting style.

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Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Thamel - The most popular shopping destination in Kathmandu Trip. It has numerous shops selling from Nepalese Gems and Jewelry, Woolen Jackets/Shoes, Nepalese Arts and crafts, and almost everything. However, it is a bargain market, and be cautious about duplicate copies of products of reputed brands. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

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Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

DAY 8 - DEPARTURE FROM KATHMANDU

Post breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed towards the Airport, and this marks the end of your Nepal Tour Package with sweet memory.

WHAT ARE THE TOPMOST ATTRACTIONS IN POKHARA  TOUR?

Pokhara is best known for its natural sceneries and the top most tourist attractions are listed below –

Sarangkot – The beautiful village just a few kilometers away from Pokhara city is the most visited sightseeing point for its awestruck view of sunrise and sunset on Mt. Annapurna. Sarangkot offers a nice glimpse of the snowy mountains, green nature, crystalline lake, and slow village life apart from its adventure activities.

Fewa Lake - Phewa Lake or Fewa Lake is the major attraction of Pokhara Valley, located in the south of Pokhara city. It is a freshwater lake with an area size of area 4.43 sq km. The Annapurna mountain range is only 28 km from the lake, and it's an unforgettable experience to witness the shadow of Mount Annapurna's snow peak in the lake water. You can expect a mesmerizing view of mountain Annapurna from the lake during the wintertime when the sky is generally clear. Boating in the Fewa Lake with your family and near & dear ones is an everlasting memory in your life. You can also do a Puja (Worship) of Hindu god Vishnu at the Tal Barahi Temple located at the center of the lake. You can also get the thrilling experience when you put yourself in a big ball and the balls rolling into the water.

Tal Barahi Temple - Tal Barahi Temple is located in the middle of Phewa Lake, on a small island within the lake. The devotees usually visit the temple on Saturday. The temple is for Hindu Goddess Devi Durga. You may request your boatman in Phewa Lake to take you to Tal Barahi Temple, and they will be happy to do that.

Devis Fall - The Devis waterfall starts from Pardi Khola Stream, which eventually vanishes in the underground. After the rainy season, the sound of water plunging over the falls is deafening. According to locals, one Swedish visitor along with his girlfriend named Devis jumped into the sinkhole and drowned away and since then it is called Devis Waterfall.

Gupteswar Mahadev Cave - Gupteswar Mahadev cave is downstream of Devi's waterfall, and the cave is gigantic, you can discover Gupteswar or Shiva Lingam at the end of the cave. You need to go downstairs through several staircases, and you need to climb up while completing the Darshan of Shiva Lingam. Though in this cave, enough lighting is provided, but still better to carry your torchlight.

Peace Pagoda - Pokhara Shanti Stupa or Peace Pagoda is a Buddhist pagoda-style monument located in the Anadu Hills of Pokhra valley and situated around 3600 ft above sea level. It offers a mesmerizing view of Fewa Lake, Pokhra Valley, and Mount Annapurna Fish Tail peaks. From the car parking place, you need to climb around 250 staircases to reach the stupa level, and once you reach the top, the view from the top will give you an unforgettable experience in your life. From this hilltop, you will get a splendid view of Mt. Annapurna and Phewa Lake during Sunrise and Sunset.

Mountaineering Museum - The Pokhara Mountaineering Museum is must visit place for the tourists who visit Pokhara. It is a unique museum, which tells you all the rich history of Mountaineering activities and climbing in Nepal. The museum is full of artifacts and accessories used in the famous mountaineering and climbing and the history of great climbers like Sir Tenzin Norgay and Mr. Herzog.

WHAT ARE THE BEST THINGS TO DO POKHARA?

• Capturing the exquisite beauty of Pokhara in the lenses.

• Trekking.

• Visiting the temples to seek blessings.

• Exploring the beautiful city on foot.

• Paragliding.

• Boating in the Phewa Lake.

• Take a shot yoga class session in Pokhara.

• Mountain Biking.

• Taking a spa or massage therapy.

SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS TO KNOW FOR POKHARA TOUR FROM INDIA


Is Pokhara worth visiting on my Nepal Tour?

Yes, Pokhara is worth visiting especially for its mesmerizing landscapes, vast lakes, and endless adventure activities Pokhara pulls crowds of all generations whether it’s a nature lover or an adventure seeker.


What should I pack for my Pokhara, Nepal Tour?

With all physical activity going on, carry comfortable clothes like track pants, tees, and denim which is best to wear for on the trip, and at night there might be a little requirement of a light woolen scarf if headed for a light walk after dinner near to the lake.

What kinds of accommodation are available in Pokhara during our Nepal Package Tour?

Pokhara has good accommodation facilities with plenty of hotels and resorts ranging from 5 stars to budget to accommodate and welcome the guest while offering the utmost comfort.


Which is the best season to go for a Pokhara Tour?

Pokhara is like a gem waiting to be explored on a Nepal tour and being the most preferred place by the visitors for its scenic vistas and enchanting lakes Pokhara is at its best to visit from October to June when the destination witness huge footfall.

Is Pokhara safe to visit on all-girls Nepal Tour?

Yes, Pokhara is safe to travel with your girl’s gang or solo, and based on records Nepal has a very less crime rate so visit while taking the usual safety precaution and leave the rest upon us.

Can we do trekking while visiting Pokhara on our Nepal Package Tour?

Pokhara is well for its beautiful trekking routes and while on your Nepal Tour you can add a short trek with your package to get the taste of adventure.

Where in Pokhara can we enjoy the best nightlife on our Nepal Package Tour?

Pokhara has several bars and nightclubs to enjoy the evening while dancing and drinking so being the largest metropolitan city of Nepal, Pokhara enjoys quite a buzzing nightlife.

What are the local delicacies to try in Pokhara during our Nepal Package Tour?

Although dal and bhaat (rice & lentils) are the staple of this region but apart from this below are the drool-worthy local delicacies that are worth giving a try –

• Thakali Khana Set

• Ghinti, blood sausage

• Aalangkhu, buckwheat dumpling soup

• Sukuti, smoked dried meat

• Nepali Thali.

• Goat Curry.

So, plan your Nepal tour with Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan, behold the exquisite beauty of Nepal. It's really amazing