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Explore Pokhara Tour

Phewa Lake

Breakfree Adventure’s Explore Pokhara Tour is a unique package that offers a great traveling experience to the magical city of Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful city filled with mystical beauty of natural and heritages. Pokhara is also called city of lakes as it holds many lakes including the largest lake of Nepal Fewa Lake. Pokhara is a lovely city that offers scenic views of snowcapped Himalayas like Mt. Annapurna, Mt Machhapuchhre (fish tail) and other Himalayan range. The famous Gupteshowor Mahadev Cave, Sarangkot, Bindabasini Temple, Regional Museus, Tibetan Refugee Camp and World Peace Stupa are other attraction of this region.

Our Explore Pokhara Tour starts with a scenic drive to Sarangkot to capture the eye popping view of early morning sunrise. Sarangkot also offers panoramic view of snowcapped mountains and beautiful open landscape of Pokhara. We will then continue our Pokhara city tour to explore other attractions of Pokhara. We will visit Bindabasini temple, Gupteshwor cave, Davis Falls, Seti River Gorge and Pokhara regional museum. Next day we will hike to World Peace Stupa and visit Tibetan Refugee camp. Hanging around the lake side and boating in Fewa Lake during the evening would be a great fun. There are many fine restaurants and coffee shops around the lake side. We will either drive or fly back to Kathmandu after unveiling the natural beauty of Pokhara. We will organize a farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant before you finally warp up your tour.

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy sightseeing tour to magical city of Pokhara
  • Visit religious Pilgrimage site of Buddhist and Hindu 
  • Explore Historical and cultural monuments of Pokhara
  • Hike to famous world peace stupa
  • Witness panoramic views of Himalayan range, sunrise and Pokhara city from Sarangkot

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02 : Drive or Fly to Pokhara

Day 03 : Sunrise + Pokhara City Tour

Day 04 : Hike to World Peace Stupa and Visit Tibetan Refugee Camp

Day 05 : Drive/Fly Back to Kathmandu

Day 06 : Final Departure

What is Included

  • Airport pick up/drop off by private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu/Pokhara including breakfast.
  • Guided Kathmandu/Pokhara city tours inclusive of private vehicle and guide.
  • Necessary permit and monuments entrance fees.
  • Transfers by car/van or tourist bus or flight as per the itinerary.
  • Domestic airport departure tax.
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • Farewell dinner in Authentic Nepali Restaurant.
  • All government taxes, VAT and office service charge.

What is Not Included

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation if needed.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs for faster service)
  • International airfare and travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, hot shower etc.)
  • Any kind of drinks (tea/coffee, hot chocolate, boiled water, bottle water, cola, beer etc.)
  • Tips for guide and driver

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu

After your arrival at the airport in Kathmandu you will be greeted by one of our representatives who will later transfer you to the hotel. After hotel check in you can decide whether you would like to have a relaxing rest at the hotel or hang around the streets of Kathmandu (If you have leisure time). You will be briefed about our next day’s travel plan by our company representative. O/N you stay at the hotel.

Day 02 : Drive or Fly to Pokhara

We are all set to set off to magical city of Pokhara today. We will either board a flight or drive to Pokhara in a private vehicle. The flight to Pokhara offers a great view of Himalayan range and mystical landscape of Nepal. If we drive to Pokhara we will have a great opportunity to discover the beautiful rivers, green forests, hills and magnificent Himalayas. It will take us approximately five hours to reach Pokhara by a private vehicle. Upon reaching Pokhara our representative will escort you to the hotel where you stay for the night.

Day 03 : Sunrise + Pokhara City Tour

Early morning, we set off for Sarangkot to catch eye popping view of sunrise from its ridge. We need to walk for a couple of minutes to reach its vantage point. Sarangkot also offers a great view of some of the tallest Himalayas of Nepal including the Annapurna Range.  Later we will driver back to continue with our city tour. We will pay our visit to the famous Bindabasini Temple that is dedicated to goddess Durga.
We will continue to visit other attractions of the City like Seti River Gorge, Davis Falls, The longest cave in south Asia Gupteshwor Cave and many more. Hanging around the lakeside in the evening and boating in the Fewa Lake for some time is indeed a great fun. O/N We stay at the hotel in Pokhara.

Day 04 : Hike to World Peace Stupa and Visit Tibetan Refugee Camp

Today we will hike to reach the famous World Peace Stupa situated on a hilltop in Ananda hill of Pumdi Bhumdi village development committee. It is one of the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage in Pokhara. The Stupa situated at the height of 2100 meters stands as a symbol of world peace. There are two main routes to reach the stupa, one form a more direct route, take a rowboat across the lake from Pokhara and walk the well-marked stair path about 30-45 minutes uphill or walk around the Dam side tip of the lake and up to the Stupa. Upon reaching Stupa we will spend some time exploring the site while enjoying the panoramic views of beautiful mountains, landscape and Fewa Lake from its vantage point. We will later climb down and visit the Tibetan refugee camp. Tibetan refugee camp in Pokhara is an ideal place to discover the traditional Buddhist culture and tradition. The refugee camp in Pokhara is a settlement of exiled Tibetan refugees. You may choose to hang around the lake side and enjoy boating in the Fewa Lake. O/N we stay at the hotel.

Day 05 : Drive/Fly Back to Kathmandu

Today we will be bidding farewell to the beautiful city of Pokhara. We will either fly back or drive back to Kathmandu. Driving back to Kathmandu is a great fun as it offers a scenic view of beautiful rivers, landscapes and traditional villages on our way back. Upon reaching Kathmandu we will organize a farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant. The traditional dances and cultural shows at the restaurants would be a great opportunity to understand the Nepali culture and tradition. After the dinner we will get back to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 06 : Final Departure

Your trip to the majestic country of Nepal comes to an end today! You will be escorted by one of the representatives of Breakfree adventure to the international terminal of Kathmandu airport approximately three hours before your flight schedule. We exchange our last good-byes and now you will be leaving Nepal with all the good memories you had during the wonderful Kathmandu Valley Tour. We hope you had a lovely time with us. Breakfree adventure would be obliged to be your travel partner during your next adventure in Nepal. Have a safe flight back home!

Tour guide
We have a team of highly experienced and professionally trained tour guides who are thoroughly versed in culture and history of each place of the places you will be visiting.

Tour Availability
We operate Explore Pokhara Tour privately with your personal guide so that you don’t have to confront with other people who might have different interests or attitudes. To keep our tours private and comfortable we limit our groups with 10 people per guide. Please contact us if you have a bigger group and we will arrange several guides for you depending on group size.

Vehicle
We use comfortable car/mini-van for the transfers. For up to 2 people, car is provided and mini-van is for the group of 3-10 people. Another option is by flight.
 
Tour duration
The total tour duration is 5 nights/6 days. In Pokhara visit Sarangkot, the Himalayan view-point, Bindabasini temple, Gupteshwor cave, Davis Falls, Seti River Gorge, Pokhara regional museum, World Peace Stupa, Tibetan Refugee camp.

Clothing
Clothing varies with the type of tour and season. It’s warm in Kathmandu from April to October-end and from November to March-end, days are usually warm but evening colder. Summer clothes are okay during the day time but the evening requires a light jackets. Winter is from December till February so bring along sufficient winter wears like jackets, sweaters, trousers etc. Or you can purchase clothes of your choice in Kathmandu clothing stores too.

The sightseeing places we visit will include:

Sarangkot
Sarangkot is the Himalayan view-point located at an altitude of 1600m. From Sarangkot, on the northern direction one can spot Dhawalagiri in the far west, Annapurna range is visible when the weather is clear on the same side. On the southern direction overlooks the Pokhara city and its lake on the north-western outskirts of the city.

World Peace Pagoda
World Peace Pagoda is a Buddhist stupa located on a hill top (Rani Ban) just above the Phewa Lake. This stupa is the symbol of peace where the huge idols of Lord Buddha from Japan, Sri Lanka and Thailand have been installed. From here one can enjoy the breathtaking views of Himalayan Ranges, lakes, and the city.

Bindhabasini Temple
The temple is for the Goddess Bhagwati located in the center of the religious old bazaar. The park grounds offer a fine picnic and relaxing area.

Davis fall
Locally known as Patale Chhango and in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley, it is where the stream flowing from Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes.

Gupteshwor Cave
The revered Gupteshwor Cave is situated 2 kms from Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Davis fall and the cave is almost 3 kms long. It has some big hall-sized rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all four. This cave holds special value to Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered

Seti River Gorges
Carved by Seti-Gandaki, it is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar, Mahendrapool and Prithivi highway Bridge near bus park, provide a perfect view of the rivers dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water.

Tibetan Refugee Camps
The Tibetan village Tashiling in the south and the Tashi Palkhel village in the north of Pokhara are renowned for the production and trade of woolen carpets and other handicrafts. The original Tibetan settlers in this region migrated to Nepal in the ‘50s.

Regional Museum
It is located between the airport and Mahendra Pul & reflects the ethnic mosaic of Western Nepal. The lifestyles and history of ethnic groups such as the Gurung, Thakali and the Tharu are attractively displayed.

 

How to Enter Nepal?
In order to fly directly to Nepal from your home country, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. TIA has direct air link with Osaka, Shanghai, London, Frankfurt, Hongkong, Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai, Bombay and Calcutta. Lufthansa, Royal Nepal Airlines (RNAC), Air India, Singapore Airlines, Thai are the airlines that carry most of the foreign travelers into Kathmandu; and if you buy tickets from any other airlines, you will probably connect with one of these airlines for the final leg of your flight.

Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?
All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.

What do I need to get my visa?
You need a valid passport, two passport size photos and US$ in cash.

Where do I apply to get my visa?
The best way to apply for visa is from the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your home country. The other choice is to get it from Immigration office at the entry points of Nepal.

What if I decided to stay more than 60 days in Nepal? Where and what should I do to extend my Tourist Visa?
There’s no problem in it. The Immigration Department of Kathmandu or Pokhara can extend the visa for another 30 days and the charge for this is US$ 50. Indeed the visa can be extended for a total of 120 days, an additional 30 days visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the Immigration Office. Nevertheless, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal under tourist-visa for more than 150 cumulative days.

When is the best time to travel in Nepal?
The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and February to May.

What is the national language of Nepal?
Nepal’s national language is called Nepali. It is written in Devnagri Script. This script is the same as the one used in Hindi language – the national language of India. There are more than 72 different spoken languages in Nepal. It is also official language of Nepal.

What’s the common form of greeting in Nepal?
It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you? I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.

What should I wear?
Light, loose garments are recommended in spring (March, April and May) and summer (june, July, August), while woolens and jackets or similar warm clothing’s are required from November to February.

What is the currency of Nepal?
Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (Rs) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is written NRS or RS. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees. Coin hasn’t been popular in Nepal and hence is almost always ignored in business. The coins of the following denominations can be found: 1 paisa, 5 paisa, 10 paisa, 50 paisa and 1 Rs, 2 Rs, and 5 Rs. It is recommended that you travel with smaller notes in less populated areas, while large notes are easily accepted elsewhere.

Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?
Yes, in Kathmandu and Pokhara. International credit cards (Master Card, Visa Card etc) are also accepted in all leading hotels, shopping centers, bars and restaurants in Nepal.

Will my Cell phone (mobile phone) work in Nepal?
Please, Contact your service provider and check if Nepal country is included in their `Global roaming’ package. Please note, not all parts of Nepal are covered by the GSM Network in Nepal.

What health precautions need to be taken?
Make sure to use only boiled or bottled water and avoid raw vegetables and fruits as far as possible until you get assured.

What is the time difference in Nepal?
Nepal time is GMT plus 5 hours 45 minutes.

Important Note

If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal

Duration: 06 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Easy

Activities: Sightseeing, Cultural & Natural sites visit, Boating, Short Hike

Best Season: Throughout the year

Transportation: Private vehicles & Flights

Accommodation: Hotel/resort in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara

Trip Type: Nature Tour

Starts/Ends: Kathmandu

Group Size: Minumum 2 people

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