Pokhara Lakeside

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Pokhara: Private City Tour and Sarangkot Sunrise

1. 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.

Pokhara: Sunrise Tour to Sarangkot

2. 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.

From Kathmandu: Mardi Himal Trek

3. From Kathmandu: Mardi Himal Trek

Join your guide on the lesser-known Mardi Himal trek and take in the sweeping views of some of Nepal's most beautiful mountain ranges. Opened in 2012, this trek offers beautiful views with rough and rugged trails and fewer crowds. Start your adventure with pickup from Kathmandu and head to Pokhara and onward to Phedi. Hit the trails in Phedi and take the scenic trail via the villages of Dhampus and Deurali, along with other small villages. Traverse lush forests, rural villages, terraced farmland, and roaring rivers. Experience the Gurung and Magar traditions and cultures in the villages. Trek through rhododendron forests with views of the Hiuchuli, Macchapuchre, and Dhaulagiri Peaks. Reach the high camp of Mardi Himal at 2 miles (3540 meters) above sea level. From there, descend to the villages of Sidhing and Lumre and then drive back to Pokhara and then on to Kathmandu.

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What people are saying about Pokhara Lakeside

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5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

We really enjoyed our experience on this tour. Pick up was prompt and smooth. The guide was fantastic, gave us lots of useful information, answered all of our questions and his English was very clear. We were very lucky that the clouds were clear on our day so the views of the Himalayas were fantastic and we were one of the first groups up to the viewpoint. This is a short tour (although could be longer if you choose to make a stop for tea) which we thought was the perfect time given the very early start. Overall I would definitely recommend this experience as we got some great photos.

The overall experience was excellent. I was picked up from my hotel on time and was driven to Sarangkot. My Guide and Driver could not do enough for me. The sunset over the Annapurna region was magical and this memory will stay with me forever! ❤