Escape to Pokhara - 3 days

Escape to Pokhara - 3 days

Pokhara is situated at an elevation of 915m above sea level and 200 km west of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The richness of valley in pure natural beauty is indeed one of the main attractions to the visitors from all over the world. Just imagine the joy of observing the majestic Himalayas, three peaks above 8000m from an elevation of below 1000m within a very close aerial, distance. The valley is equally superb giving as they do elevated close-ups to the snowy peaks. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence summits like Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) (6977m) and the five peaks of Annapurna range rising behind it create an ambience of peace and magic. Pokhara is the land of the Magars and Gurungs who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers. Brahmins, Chhetris and Thakalis are other major communities here.

Highlights:

- Stunning mountains view of Annapurna Himalayas and the famous Fishtail peak

- Boat ride at Phewa Lake

- Tour of Pokhara Valley and Sunrise tour over the Himalaya from Sarankot

- Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu with scenic overland journey

DAY 01: Pickup from your hotel in Kathmandu - Drive to Pokhara (approx 5hrs/200kms)

After breakfast at hotel, drive to Pokhara with our escort. Arrive Pokhara, transfer to Hotel.

After check into your hotel, walk to the Phewa lake for boat ride, the second largest lake in the country, is the center of all attraction in Pokhara. It is the largest and most enchanting of the three lakes that add to the resplendence of Pokhara. Here, one can sail or row a hired boat across the lake to visit the island temple in its middle.

Visit the Barahi Temple is the most important monument in Pokhara; Built almost in the center of Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protector deity representing the female force Shakti. Devotees can be seen, especially on Saturdays, carrying male animals and fowl across the lake to be sacrificed to the deity.

Free time or stroll around lakeside market.

DAY 02:  Full day in Pokhara  - In Pokhara. 

Early morning excursion tour of Sarangkot for Sunrise View for sunrise view over the Western Himalayas.  Sarangkot is the highest point on the Pokhara valley rim. It is located at altitude is 1592m above sea level. This place provides the best view of Pokhara Valley, Phewa Lake and beyond to the main spine of the Annapurna ranges (Annapurna South 7195, Annapurna I 7647, Machhapuchure 6997, Annapurna III 7555, Annapurna II 7937, Annapurna IV 7525, Lamjung Himal 6986.)

Return to Hotel for Breakfast

Later half day tour of Pokhara Valley visiting Devi’s fall, Gupteshwor Cave and Bindyabashini Temple

David’s Fall -Locally known as the Patale Chhango (Hell's Fall). David's Fall (also known as Devin's and Devi's) is a lovely waterfall lying about two km south-west of the Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway. Legend has it that a trekker called David as washed away by the Pardi Khola and mysteriously disappeared into an underground passage beneath the fall.

Gupteshwor Cave is also known as the Gupteshwor Gupha. The Gupteshwor Cave holds a special religious importance especially to the local people. This cave is regarded holy by the Hindus. The main highlight of the site is the Shivalinga, the phallic symbol of the Lord Shiva. The linga is preserved here in the condition it was discovered. It is just across the Devi’s Fall. From the end of the cave, you can see the view of Davis Fall.

Bindhyabasini Temple is the center of religious activity in the lid bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. The park-like grounds offer a fine picnic area, and on Saturdays and Tuesdays when devotees flock there to offer sacrifices, take on a festive local flavor.

DAY 03: Drive back to Kathmandu – 200 kms – 5 hours drive

Breakfast at Hotel

Drive back to Kathmandu leisurely.

Arrive Kathmandu, guest will transferred to their choice hotel within ringroad of Kathmandu valley.

Tour cost - using private transportation  - round trip 

2     Pax :      US$ 265 per person

3-5  Pax :     US$ 245 per person

6-10 Pax :    US$ 215 per person

10-14Pax :  US$ 190 per person

Single room supplement US$ 35

Cost includes:

01: All tours and transfers in a private air-conditioned by vehicle as per the itinerary

02: Two bottle of mineral water per person per day during drive

03: Services of a local English speaking guide in Pokhara

03: Entrance fees of Pokhara’s activities as mentioned in the itinerary

04: Accommodation in Pokhara using Finest hotel Hotel – Hotel Crown Himalaya www.crownhimalayas.com.np 2 nights on BB baist

05: All related taxes

Cost does not include:

01: Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, personal expenses (Tips, beverage, laundry, telephone call, etc)

02: Travel Insurance

03: Lunch and dinner in Pokhara

Tour cost using Greenline Tourist Deluxe bus round trip:

Tour cost:

2     pax:  US$195 p/pax 
3-5   pax:  US$175 p/pax 
6-10  pax:  US$160 p/pax 
10-14 pax:  US$145 p/pax
Sgl supp: US$ 35

Private Departurs: Any time upon request

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