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Pokhara Valley Tour

3 days 2 nights

Code NP-PV2

Category Nepal Classic Tours

  • Group Size 1-10
  • Difficulty Level 2
  • Rating Popular
  • Highest Altitude 1592 m ( 5221 ft) at Sarangkot
  • Trip Starts From Pokhara
  • Trip Ends At Pokhara
  • Accommodation Hotels
  • Type Tours
  • Destination Pokhara Sarangkot
Dates & Prices
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Pokhara is a glaciated valley situated 200 km (125 miles) west of Kathmandu and is nestled in the lap of mighty Annapurna and Machhapuchhre mountains. The city has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambiance of peace and magic. So today, the city has become not only the starting point for most popular trekking and rafting destinations but also a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Pokhara, situated at an altitude of 900m (2952 ft.) is warmer than Kathmandu and receives the enormous amount of rain than any parts of the country during monsoon season. The daytime temperature hovers around 15°C (59°F) in winter and 35°C (95°F) during summer. Best time to visit Pokhara is between October and April.

As Pokhara serves as the gateway to the many of the Annapurna Treks and White-water rafting trip itineraries, Pokhara is one of the tourist hot spots of Nepal. Even if you are not trekking or rafting, it's worth visiting Pokhara. You should allow two days to explore the area around and appreciate its natural beauty.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01~Arrive in Pokhara.

Upon arrival at Pokhara airport, you are greeted by your local guide and transferred to the hotel. You will have time to settle into your room before your guide takes you on sightseeing. 

First, we visit the Bindhyabasini Temple - the center of religious activity in the old bazaar. The temple is dedicated to the Goddess Bhagawati - a manifestation of Shakti.

Next, visit Devi's Falls or Davi's Falls - an impressive waterfall where we can witness the waters of the lake cascading down and disappearing into the earth! Legend has it that a trekker named David or Davis was washed away by the water of the lake and disappeared down into an underground passage beneath the fall.

Nearby is the entrance to a nearly 3 miles long cave called Gupteswar Gupha (cave). The cave holds special importance to Hindus as a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva was found inside, when the cave was discovered first. Our next stop will be at the Tibetan Refugee village. We will visit the Tibetan monastery, a Tibetan hand-made carpet factory and school, etc. in the village.

Finally, the stop of the day will be at the International Mountain Museum. The museum has an interesting collection of historical high altitude mountaineering equipment and its evolution over the decades, document and chronicle the past and present development of mountaineering activities in the world in general and to preserve the saga of the momentous feats in the history of mountaineering in the Himalayan peaks in particular.

Overnight at the lodge.


Day 02~Pokhara

This morning, we will go for a sunrise tour of Sarangkot. Situated at an altitude of 1592m ( 5,221 ft.), Sarangkot offers spectacular sunrise and Himalayan panorama view on a bright weather morning, and it's only 30 minutes' drive away from the lakeside.

Your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel usually one hour before sunrise time. A brief hike from the parking brings you to the top of the ridge. From here you will witness the magnificent sunrise and enchanting views of the Himalayan peaks and ranges of Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail), Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.

Retrace your drive back to the hotel for breakfast, and then your guide and driver will take you for sightseeing.

First, visit Lake Fewa and enjoy boating. Lake Fewa is the second largest lake of Nepal, Rara Lake in far-west Nepal being the largest one. We visit the island temple of Goddess Barahi - a beautiful two-storied temple.

Optional:  Hike the Peace Stupa
We cross the lake by boat, and then we begin our hike. It takes about 2-3 hours from the lakeshore to get to the top of the ridge where the giant World Peace Stupa looming over the lake lies. On a clear weather day, we will again enjoy breathtaking views of the mountain and the valley. If you are not interested in hiking, we can go by car.

Depending on available time and your interest, we can visit the Begnas Lake that lies about 8 miles from the city and is less frequented by foreign travelers.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 03~Depart Pokhara

After breakfast, your guide will transfer you to the airport or bus park to travel to your next destination.

Meals : Breakfast

Trip Map

Trip Info

Trip Includes

  • Accommodation on double occupancy basis.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • All local transfers and sightseeing by private car or van.
  • English speaking local guide.
  • Sightseeing admission fees.
  • Boating in Fewa Lake.

Trip Does Not Include

  • Lunch and dinner (Budget $10-12 per meal).
  • Transportation to and return from Pokhara ( Airfare from Kathmandu US$ 122 one way, $ 244 return fare, US$ 175 sedan car, and $350 mini-van, $30 by bus one way and $60 round trip).
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, tipping, laundry, etc.
  • Extra expenses due to nature and unforeseen events such as flight cancellation, road blockade, accident, illness, etc.
  • Travel insurance.

What to see in Pokhara?

Lake Fewa and Barahi Temple

Phewa Lake, the second largest lake of Nepal, roughly measuring 1.5 km by 4 km, is the main attraction of Pokhara. The water in the Lake is warm, and swimming is pleasant, but water is not the cleanest, though. On a clear weather day, Mount Fishtail and Annapurnas produce a magical reflection on the waters of the lake, creating a double image. The most thrilling part of Lake Visit is to rent the boat and visit the temple of Goddess Barahi in the middle of the lake. The two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Goddess Ajima, the protectress deity representing the female force Shakti. Devotees can be seen, especially on Saturdays, carrying male animals and fowl across the lake to make a sacrifice to the god.

Seti Gorge

Seti Gorge flows right through the city. This boisterous river runs completely underground, and its width is hardly two meters at someplace, thus creating a deep gorge. Mahendra Pul, a small bridge near the old Mission Hospital, provides a perfect view of the river's dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by its powerful flow.

Davis Fall

Locally known as Patale Chhango (Hell's Fall), Davis fall is an impressive waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen. An interesting modern legend says that a foreigner named David or Davis was skinny dipping in the Pardi Khola (river). It was then when the floodgates of the dam were opened sweeping him into an underground passage beneath the fall and no one ever saw him again.

Gupteshwara Mahadev Cave

Gupteswar Mahadeva Cave is a sacred cave, lies 2 km from Pokhara airport on the highway leading to Tansen. The entrance is right across from Davis Fall, and the cave is almost 3 km long. It has some big hall-size rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all fours. This cave holds exceptional value for Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition when it was discovered.

The Old Bazaar

Pokhara's traditional bazaar is colorful, and so are its ethnically diverse traders. In its temples and monuments can be seen ties to the Newar architecture of the Kathmandu Valley. Located about 4 km from Lakeside, the market's original charm is alive and well.

Bindhyabasini Temple

Bindhyabasini temple is the center of religious activity in the old bazaar. It is dedicated to goddess Bhagwati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. Worshippers flock here to perform sacrifices, and especially on Saturdays, the park-like grounds take on a festive fair.

World Peace Pagoda

The massive Peace Pagoda is the new creation and is on top of a hill on the southern shore of Phewa lake. Besides being an impressive sight in itself, the shrine is a great vantage point which offers spectacular views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara city. You can get there by crossing the lake by boat and then hiking up the hill.


Sarangkot a 1592 m ( 5221 ft.) high hill is situated north of Pokhara and takes about 45 minutes by taxi or 1-1 ½ hrs challenging climb. On a good clear weather day, Sarangkot offers unsurpassable views both north to encompass the entire west to the east span of the Annapurna mountain range. And also beautiful views back down over Lake Phewa Tal and Pokhara to the south. Usually, people take a taxi up for sunrise view, and after having breakfast on top of the hill, they trek down to the valley.

Getting Pokhara and away:

From Kathmandu: From Kathmandu, daily tourist buses are leaving early morning between 6 am to 7 am. The 200km (125 miles) of a stretch of road takes about 7 hours. A private car takes about 5 hours. There are several flights between Kathmandu and Pokhara, which takes about 30 minutes and offers spectacular mountain views. Please, let us know what mode of transport you prefer, and we will be happy to book it for you.

From Chitwan National Park: Many public buses are coming from the east and heading to Pokhara. You can hop on those buses. The 150 km (94 miles) journey takes about 5 hours by public buses and about 4 hours by private car. There are no flights between Chitwan National Park and Pokhara as of now.

From Lumbini via Tansen (165 km/103 miles): From Lumbini, it takes 7-8 hours via Tansen. Its mountainous road with a lot of winds and not all portions are tarmac; so it can be an adventurous ride.

Booking and Cancellation:

When you are sure you are traveling, please don't delay in booking. The internal flights are the key factor in determining whether your trip can be realized or not. We request you to deposit of US$300 along with the complete trip application form and passport copies.

Balance Payment: Balance payment is due 90 days before your departure. Depending on the number of applicants, we may set an early payment date. Credit card payment attracts an additional fee.

Cancellation Fee

  • Ninety days prior departure: Administrative fee US$ 150 per person.
  • Sixty-Eighty-nine day's prior departure: US$ 250 or 25% of the land cost whichever is higher.
  • Forty-five days to Fifty-nine days before departure: US$ 450 or 50% of the land cost whichever is higher.
  • Thirty days to Forty-four days before departure: US$ 600 or 75% of the land cost whichever is higher.
  • Less than Thirty days: 100%.

Note on Itinerary

Although we will do our very best to adhere to the itinerary schedule as listed; it is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control.

Nepal Visa

You can obtain a Nepal visa beforehand from any Nepali embassies or consulates abroad. Or you can wait until you arrive at Kathmandu airport or any other port of entry to Nepal. You will need to complete a visa application form and attach a passport size photograph. Visa fee costs US$ 25 for 15 days and $45 for 30 days multiple entries.

Travel Protection Plan

We plan and do our best to make your trip smooth and seamless. There still may be chances of unforeseen events and conditions such as illness, accident, inclement weather, and flight cancellation or missed connection or loss of baggage, etc. It may cause interruption or delay or total cancellation of your trip, putting your hard-earned travel investment in jeopardy. It’s also possible that you may need medical assistance, emergency evacuation, or medical transportation when you are traveling in remote areas. Far & High’s Tour cost does not cover any of these expenses or losses. So we strongly recommend you that you should protect yourself and your travel investment against those unfavorable conditions.


Lakeside Retreat Pokhara

A: Lakeside Retreat Pokhara, 3*

Atithi Resort and Spa Pokhara

B:Atihi Resort and Spa Pokhara, 4* 

fish tail pokhra

C: Fishtail Lodge, Pokhara


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