Fewa Lake Boating
Sarangkot Sunrise View
David's Fall - Patale Chagu
World Peace Stupa
International Mt. Museum
Taal Barahi Temple
Pokhara Paragliding
Pokhara Ultra Flight
Pokhara Zipline Flyer
ParaHike Motor Glider
Upper Seti River Rafting
Pokhara Bungy Jump
Pokhara Hang Gliding
Mt View From Sarangkot
 

Pokhara - A piece of Paradise

Pokhara

The valley of Pokhara, some 200 km to the west of Kathmandu, luxuriates in one of the most enchanting natural sceneries in the world. Here you can encounter the snow peaks of the Himalaya up close without having to go on a trek. With its soothing climate, the balmy atmosphere of a resort town and the raw beauty of an exotic, untouched landscape, Pokhara offers an unusually blissful break away from the frenzied pace of city life.

To many who have been there, the name "Pokhara" itself immediately conjures up the magical image of Mt. Machhapuchhre, the stunning forked pinnacle named for its fish-tail shape. An illustrious member of the Annapurna range, rising out of which are a bevy of other equally distinguished summits that protect the valley in a breathtaking semi-circle, it levitates to a height of 6,977 m and is one of the most enduring natural fixtures of Pokhara.

The cluster of delightful lakes is another absorbing feature of Pokhara. The deep green reservoirs are fed by glacial rivers that originate in the Annapurna mountains. Around the serene Lake Phewa, the largest of the seven lakes, sprawls Pokhara's pulsating tourist neighborhood. With a string of hotels, restaurants and shops hugging its shores, Lakeside, as the area is called, is a popular hangout for travellers from all over the world.

The Barahi temple, Pokhara’s most important Hindu shrine, stands on an island in the middle of the water. The two-storied pagoda houses an image of the boar manifestation of Ajima, a protectress deity representing the female force. Perched on a hilltop to the south of the lake, the World Peace Pagoda, a massive Buddhist stupa, looks down upon the valley of Pokhara & International Mountain Museum.

Another scenic lake is Begnas which is situated on the outskirts of the town. Comparatively less frequented, Begnas Lake is for those seeking more quiet and privacy. Boating, swimming, day-hiking and lazing around in the shadow of the snowy mountains are popular diversions here.

Pokhara's geology is as striking which further endorses its untamed beauty and inspires awe in all. Imagine a town with the Grand Canyon running through the main street, that's Pokhara. Its fashionable shopping district is split in half by a bottomless fissure in the rock substratum, called the Seti Gorge.

The Seti Gandaki river runs completely underground at places. Amazingly, at certain points the river appears hardly two meters wide. But its depth is quite beyond imagination - over 20 meters! 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.

A series of large limestone caves, Mahendra Gupha, adorns the northern end of the city. It is locally known as the House of Bats, an apt name for it. It is best to bring your own torch to see the stalactites and stalagmites, as well as the local winged residents. Pokhara’s southern extremity is marked by a mysterious hole in the ground known as Patale Chhango (or Devil’s Falls). Here the river flowing out of Lake Phewa is sucked into the deadly vortex of a dark cavern that plunges into the depths of the earth. Nearby, the sacred cave of Gupteswar Gupha draws Hindu pilgrims for the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva enshrined here.

Also take time out to explore the town's old market center. The Bindhyabasini temple is the focus of religious activity in the old bazaar. It is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Bhagwati, a manifestation of Shakti. The park-like grounds offer a fine picnic area, and on Saturdays and Tuesdays when devotees flock here to offer sacrifices, take on a festive local flavor. The old part of town bears resemblance to the traditional urban layout of Kathmandu, with temples and exquisite house facades. These architectural styles were brought by settlers from the Kathmandu Valley who, centuries ago, were invited by one of the kings of Kaski to set up shop and engage in trade.

The most popular mountain destination in the area is Sarangkot, which is nestled high up on the north ridge of Phewa Tal. The mountain stands 5,220 feet above sea level and takes three hours to hike. Ruins of the fort built by the Kaski kings, who fell to the Gorkhalis in 1781, are found at the summit. There are also lodges up there where you can stay to enjoy the views at dawn and sunset. Plan a full day’s excursion for the trek. Beside this activities, Pokhara has offer many adventure activities such like,

WHAT TO DO IN POKHARA
ACTIVITIES
OPERATION TIME
DEPARTURE
REMARKS
VISIT Site
PARAGLIDING
9.00 AM Onward
EveryDay
Service Available Everyday
ULTRA FLIGHT
7.00 AM Onward
EveryDay
Service Available Everyday
HANG GLIDING
7.30 AM Onward
EveryDay
STOPPED DUE TO MONSOON
PARAHIKE MOTOR GLIDING
7.30 AM Onward
EveryDay
ASK FOR OPERATION
UPPER SETI DAY TRIP RAFTING
9.00 AM Onward
EveryDay
Service Available Everyday
ZIP FLYER
8.30 AM Onward
EveryDay
Service Available Everyday
BUNGY JUMP
9.00 AM Onward
EveryDay
Service Available Everyday

POKHARA HIKING & TREKKING DESTINATION: Service Available from Kathmandu or Pokhara:

NAME OF TREKS
DEPARTURE
DURATION
ACCOMMODATION
REMARKS
VISIT Site
SARANGKOT HIKING
EveryDay
1 DAYTRIP
NONE
Package
More Details
World Peace Stupa (Santi Ban)
EveryDay
1 DAY TRIP
NONE
Package
More Details
AUSTRALIAN CAMP HIKE
EveryDay
1 or 2 Days
Hotel or Guest House
Package
More Details
DHAMPUS TREKKING
EveryDay
1 to 3 Days
Hotel or Guest House
Package
More Details
GHANDRUK TREK
EveryDay
1 or 2 Days
Hotel or Guest House
Package
More Details
GHOREPANI POONHILL
EveryDay
4 to 6 Days
Hotel or Guest House
Teahouse / Guide Service
More Details
ANNAPUR BASE CAMP
EveryDay
8 to 12 Days
Guest House
Teahouse / Guide Service
More Details
JOMSOM MUKTINATH TREK
EveryDay
8 to 10 Days
Guest House
Teahouse / Guide Service
More Details
MUSTANG TREKKING
EveryDay
12 to 14 Days
Guest House
Teahouse / Guide Service
More Details
ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK
EveryDay
15 to 20 Days
Guest House
Teahouse / Guide Service
More Details

THE FIRST TIME NEPAL HOMESTAY PROGRAM: Sirubari Village Homestay.

How to get there:
Pokhara, a tourism hub of western Nepal lies in 200 kms west from Kathmandu. 78 kms north from Sunauli, Southern border and 72 Kms south from northern border. We can acess from Kathmandu with in 25 minutes scenic flights and there are about more than 50 flights every day to and from Kathmandu. Likewise, There are about 20 rugular tourist buses everyday. There are also regular buses from Sunauli, Kakarvitta, Birgunj, Nepalgunj and Mahendranaga.

FLIGHT SCHEDULE: Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu Route:

FROM
TO
AIRLINES
FREQUENCY
REMARKS
KATHMANDU
POKHARA
Buddha Air
Daily
FROM 8.30 AM to 3 PM
KATHMANDU
POKHARA
Yeti Airline
Daily
FROM 8.30 AM to 3 PM
KATHMANDU
POKHARA
Simrik Airline
Daily
FROM 11.30 AM to 2 PM
KATHMANDU
POKHARA
Nepal Airline
Daily
FROM 9.30 AM to 2.30 PM
KATHMANDU
POKHARA
Goma Air
Daily
FROM 10.00 AM to 2 PM
POKHARA
JOMSOM
Tara & Simrik
Daily
FROM 6.30 AM to 8.30 PM

TOURIST BUS SCHEDULE: Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu Route:

FROM
TO
PRICE
FREQUENCY
REMARKS
KATHMANDU
POKHARA
RS 650/-
Daily - 7.00 AM
NORMAL BUS
KATHMANDU
POKHARA
RS 750/-
Daily - 7.00 AM
Deluxe A/C WITH WIFI
KATHMANDU
POKHARA
RS 900/-
Daily - 7.00 AM
Deluxe A/C, WIFI with TOILET
KATHMANDU
POKHARA
RS 2000/- NEPALI
RS 2500/- FOREIGNER
Daily - 7.30 AM
Super Deluxe A/C, WIFI, BREAKFAST, LUNCH, TEA/COFFEE, News Paper + Extra Bar Facilities.
For More Details Information with Departure Point, Time Table & Price: Visit Us our Schedule Chart.

PRIVATE TRANPORTATION: Kathmandu to Pokhara

SERVICE BY
NO OF PAX
FARE - DROP ONLY
OVERNIGHT CHARGE
REMARKS
BY CAR SERVICE
Max. 3 to 4 Pax
RS 9400/- Oneway
RS 1980/- Per Night
Using A/c 20% Extra
BY VAN SERVICE
Max. 5 to 7 Pax
RS 14,000/- Oneway
RS 3200/- Per Night
Using A/c 15% Extra
BY JEEP SERVICE
Max. 5 to 7 Pax
RS 16,000/- Oneway
RS 3400/- Per Night
Using A/c 15% Extra
BY HIACE SERVICE
Max. 12 to 15 Pax
RS 18,000/- Oneway
RS 3960/- Per Night
Using A/c 10% Extra
BY MINI BUS SERVICE
Max. 22 to 26 Pax
RS 25,000/- Oneway
RS 4800/- Per Night
Non A/c Service
BY COASTER SERVICE
Max. 18 to 22 Pax
RS 28,000/- Oneway
RS 5400/- Per Night
With A/c
BY SUTLEJ BUS
Max. 30 to 35 Pax
RS 30,000/- Oneway
RS 6960/- Per Night
With A/c
POKHARA PACKAGE TOURS - FIXED DEPARTURE EVERYDAY - MINIMUM PAX REEQUIRE 2 PERSON.

:: INCLUDES PACKAGE: BB PLAN
2 Way Transportation by Tourist Bus.
Half Day Sarangkot Excursion by Car/Jeep
Half Day Pokhara City Sightseeing by Car
Twin Sharing Hotels on Bed & Breakfast
1 Hour Boating on Fewa Lake
Bus Park / Hotel / Bus Park Shuttle by Car

:: INCLUDES PACKAGE: BB PLAN
2 Way Transportation by Tourist Bus.
Half Day Sarangkot Excursion by Car/Jeep
Half Day Pokhara City Sightseeing by Car
Twin Sharing Hotels on Bed & Breakfast
1 Hour Boating on Fewa Lake
Bus Park / Hotel / Bus Park Shuttle by Car
Adventure Activities as per clients wish.
:: INCLUDES PACKAGE: BB PLAN

2 Way Transportation by Tourist Bus.
Half Day Sarangkot Excursion by Car/Jeep
Half Day Pokhara City Sightseeing by Car
Twin Sharing Hotels on Bed & Breakfast
1 Hour Boating on Fewa Lake
Bus Park / Hotel / Bus Park Shuttle by Car
Short Trek Australian Camp & Dhampus.
PRICES
COST: RS 6500/- PER PERSON Nepali
COST: INR 4800/- Per Person - Indian
COST: RM 530/ Per Peson - Chinese
cost: USD 90/- Per Person - Foreigner
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Please write us mail as below address>
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PRICES
COST: RS 6500/- PER PERSON Nepali
COST: INR 4800/- Per Person - Indian
COST: RM 530/ Per Peson - Chinese
cost: USD 90/- Per Person - Foreigner
Adventure Activities will be extra cost applicable as per guest requirement
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PRICES
COST: RS 10,500/- PER PERSON Nepali
COST: INR 7800/- Per Person - Indian
COST: RM 875/ Per Peson - Chinese
cost: USD 150/- Per Person - Foreigner
For Details Hiking Information
Please write us mail as below address>
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