Pokhara
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Our most recommended Pokhara Day Trips

Daily Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Hotel Pickup

1. Daily Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Hotel Pickup

This Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a fantastic way to explore the Annapurna range without the hassle of long days of trekking. This ultimate scenic helicopter ride will give you some of the best mountain views and sceneries. As you fly above through the Annapurna range take in the breathtaking views of the glaciers, moraines, and peaks. In less than an hour, you will reach at an elevation of 13125 feet (4000m) and arrive at Annapurna Base Camp. You will have around 30 minutes at the base camo to take pictures, enjoy amazing views, and maybe even enjoy some tea and breakfast.  This tour is more suitable to those who have a short time in Nepal but wish to have a majestic view of mountains of Annapurna massif. Likewise, if you are unable to deal with the long trek this is the best alternative for you to still enjoy the views.

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Tandem Paragliding in Pokhara

2. Tandem Paragliding in Pokhara

Glide over spectacular mountains with villages and monasteries perched on the hill tops, enchanting deep valleys, river gorges, and lakes on this paragliding adventure in Pokhara. Nepal is one of the world’s best paragliding locations as there are always reliable updrafts to take you soaring for hours. The scenery is magic and unforgettable especially when viewed from a few hundred meters above. On a perfect day, you will see dozens of paragliders soaring above Sarangkot, Pokhara, and Lake Phewa above some of the world’s best scenery including a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayas. Tandem flights include the services of qualified and experienced pilots. You may even have some hands-on practice at controlling the glider yourself under careful supervision. In the morning after breakfast, drive to Sarankot Paragliding spot to meet the pilot. After an expert briefing you take-off with your pilot on the tandem Paraglider. The 30 to 45 minute flight affords unforgettable views of Annapurna Range, the beautiful Fish Tail, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Annapurna, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, and the great Dhaulagiri. Afterwards, you will be met at the landing location on the lake shore and transferred to your hotel or back to Sarangkot for another flight.

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Easy Full-Day Hiking with Sunrise from Sarangkot

3. Easy Full-Day Hiking with Sunrise from Sarangkot

Start your day bright and early at 5:00 AM at your Lakeside area accommodation in Pokhara. Here, waiting in the lobby, your friendly driver/guide will be eager to meet you and after a brief meet and greet, you will head off on a short and scenic 40-minute drive to the top of Sarangkot hill.  Upon your arrival at Sarangkot hill, you will have the opportunity to take a scenic 30-minute hike to get yourself to a great vantage point that is excellent for views. From this location, you will have unimpeded views of the Sunrise over Mount Annapurna, truly a sight to behold. After your Sunset viewing experience, you will then enjoy a hike that descends through villages and forests. Your guide will be sure to fill you with heaps of information about the surrounding area as you pass through it. You will continue your descent until you reach Fewa Lake from the North-west, here, you will commence your walk on flat rice terrace for roughly 40-minutes. Whilst doing so, you'll cross a small bridge before ascending again to the World peace Stupa. From the top of Stupa, you will again enjoy more breathtaking views of the Annapurna ranges, Fewa Lake and Pokhara valley. During your time here you'll also get to explore the world peace pagoda and the Buddhist chanting room. Continue on your descent further for another hour until you reach the bottom of the hill. At this point, you will walk further to reach Devi's waterfall, and in front of it, the Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave. After your waterfall and cave experience, you will be transported back to the Lakeside area, completing your day of adventure. 

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From Pokhara: Half-Day Upper Seti Rafting Experience

4. From Pokhara: Half-Day Upper Seti Rafting Experience

Start your tour with the scenic 30-minute drive from Pokhara to the rafting point and sit down for breakfast. After a brief description about safety, start your adventurous rafting experience in the Seti River.  The Upper Seti emerges down from Machapuchare (Mount Fishtail) and enters a beautiful gorge decorated with a suspension bridge and prayer flags. Rafting in the Upper Seti offers an adrenaline-filled adventure with class III and IV rapids. Experience the thrill of white water rafting with views of the awesome Annapurna range.  After your experience, get dried off and drive back to Pokhara.

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Pokhara: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

5. Pokhara: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

Discover Pokhara, one of the most popular cities of Nepal and the gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary. Wake up early in the morning and drive towards the Sarangkot Hill to witness the spectacular sunrise view over the Himalayas. After witnessing the sunrise view, drive back to the hotel for your breakfast. Then, take a sightseeing tour of the city starting with the beautiful Devis Fall, followed by the wonderful Gupteshor Cave. Afterwards, drive to the Tibetan Refugee Camp and take some time to explore it. Later, drive to the World Peace Pagoda and witness the majestic mountain range along with Annapurna and Machhapuchhre. Drive back and visit the International Mountain Museum and see how the museum roof itself resembles mountain skyline. Take your time to discover the history of the Mountains and mountaineering. Drive to the Hindu Temple Bindabasini, and finally head towards the suspension bridge before returning to your hotel.

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Pokhara: Tour Bus Unguided Day Trip

6. Pokhara: Tour Bus Unguided Day Trip

At 9:40 AM, meet your tour guide at your hotel to begin your Pokhara tour. This is a single-day budget bus tour, perfect for those who like to save money while travelling. On this tour you will visit: • Bindyabashini Temple • Mahendra Cave • Seti River Gorge • Gorkha Museum • Begnas Lake • Devis Fall • Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave • Fewa Lake  During this tour, a local assistant will accompany you on the bus. If you need to ask something, you may ask them.

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1 Hour Ultra Light Flight in the Himalayas

7. 1 Hour Ultra Light Flight in the Himalayas

Explore Nepal’s nature and wilderness, interact with it's age old cultural heritage, take a pilgrimage to birthplace of Budha, raft down the white water rapids and fly around Himalayas in ultralight, or simply add more adventure to your holiday. Say "YES" and we'll take you there! You’ll fly past remote mountain villages that even trekking will miss. The experience of being surrounded by the Himalayas is a once in a lifetime experience.  Don’t mistake this for just a mountain flight. This is you, the pilot and the mountains.  There are no tiny portals to impair your view, no other passengers to distract you from what you see.  Passengers who’ve flown on this flight described it simply as “Bliss”! Flying inside the Annapurna Circle and from Manaslu to Dhauligiri Mountain Range.

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Pokhara: Sunrise Tour to Sarangkot

8. Pokhara: Sunrise Tour to Sarangkot

After pickup from your hotel, enjoy an early morning drive to Sarangkot. Sarangkot is one of the best viewpoints to admire the Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and other mountains. You will admire a glorious sunrise from 1592 meters above sea level. The faint glow of the sun will slowly illuminate the peaks in a medley of colors, offering a truly inspiring scene.   After tea or coffee in a small tea house in Sarangkot, you will start the journey back to Pokhara. Enjoy a scenic drive through small villages, winding dirt trails and lush forests. Once back in Pokhara, visit Bindhya Basini Temple, the most sacred temple in Pokhara, built during the 17th century. You will then be dropped back to your hotel.

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Pokhara: Private City Tour and Sarangkot Sunrise

9. Pokhara: Private City Tour and Sarangkot Sunrise

Wake up early morning and meet your guide at your hotel lobby in Pokhara. Drive in a private vehicle for around 45-60 minutes to Sarangkot. Enjoy the breathtaking sunrise view over the Himalayas, Pokhara Valley, and Phewa Lake from Sarangkot. You can also choose to book a 30-minute paragliding session at Sarangkot. This is a renowned paragliding spot, overlooking the Pokhara valley with panoramic mountain views from 8,000 meters. After the glorious views from Sararangkot, drive back to Pokhara for a break. Continue with a Pokhara city tour and visit both natural and religious sites. See Devi's Falls and its tunnel, which is approximately 500 feet (150 m) long and runs 100 feet (30 m) below ground level. See traditional Nepali houses nearby as well as a series of statues of Nepali figures. Visit Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, a beautiful cave opposite Devi's Falls. A giant stalagmite within this case is honored as a Shiva lingam and is used for prayers. Venture out on a boat and go to the Barahi Temple, built in the middle of Phewa Lake with its two-storied pagoda. Move on to the World Peace Pagoda and enjoy the spectacular view of the mountain, Phewa Lake, and the city and its surroundings. Return back to enjoy the evening’s serenity of the lakeside. You will also visit Bindhya Basini Temple, the most sacred temple in Pokhara city, as well as the International Mountain Museum, which chronicles the past and present development of mountaineering activities in the world in general. Finish your tour with a convenient drop-off service back to your hotel.

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Sarangkot Sunrise from Pokhara

10. Sarangkot Sunrise from Pokhara

Sarangkot is the small hilltop which is famous for its breath taking view of sunrise and Annapurna range and Fishtail (Virgin Mountain). From here, you can see a panoramic sweep of Himalayan peaks, from Dhaulagiri (8167m) in the west to the perfect pyramid that is Machhapuchhare (6997m) and the rounded peak of Annapurna II (7937m) in the east. Most people come here at dawn or dusk, when the sun picks out the peaks in brilliant colours. Early in the morning our representative assists you at your hotel and drive to Sarangkot for the breath taking view of sunrise and Annapurna range and sightseeing of the Sarangkot hill packing breakfast at Sarangkot hill and drive back to Pokhara. Itinerary: 5:00am: Our driver and vehicle assists you at your hotel (inside Pokhara lakeside and Pardi area only) and transfer to Sarangkot hill. 5:45am: Panoramic view of sunrise and Annapurna range as well as view of the Pokhara valley 8:00am: Drive back to Pokhara and transfer to customer's hotel. 

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What people are saying about Pokhara

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Book a private tour at any time, even if there is an additional charge

The local partner gave the advice to convert the inexpensive bus tour into a private car tour for a relatively small surcharge. We have no regrets. The guide was very knowledgeable, nice and thoughtful. A total experience added value!

Very kind. It is a weak trip compared to the developed countries. It was a reasonable time considering rain and taxi fare. It was great to see their usual out of the car. I was considerate not to lose. Blessings to guides and articles

Nice driver who was very funny. You can go for this trip and enjoy without tour guide actually.

You just have to see it, fantastically beautiful ...