Of all the places in Nepal, Pokhara is probably everyone’s favorite. Nestled on the eastern shore of Phewa Lake, it offers a up close view of the impressive Annapurna Mountains. There is so much to see and do in Pokhara. Enjoy going paragliding, take a ultra light flight, or go boating on Phewa Lake. There are caves to explore, gorges to view and many places to look at the impressive snow-capped peaks.
The Lakeside area of Pokhara offers great shopping, and wonderful lunches and dinners. From here, two of the world’s highest peaks can be seen: Mt. Annapurna I and Mt. Dhaulagiri.
There is Devis Falls that disappears into an underground river. There are temples to explore. The Buddhist Peace Pagoda is most impressive, and offers a great view of the city, the lake and the mountains beyond.
Pokhara is a sub-tropical location, only 820 m above sea level. Swiss Nepal Family Treks & Expedition is pleased to be able to offer this exciting opportunity to explore the Pokhara Valley by private vehicle.
DAY 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
DAY 2 – Fly to Pokhara
DAY 3 – Full day of Sightseeing in Pokhara
DAY 4 – Drive early morning to Sarangkot Hill for sunrise over the Annapurna Mountains
DAY 5 – Fly back to Kathmandu
DAY 6 – Full day of sightseeing in Kathmandu
DAY 7 – Departure
DAY 1 – Arrival: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport where you will be met by your representative of Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition. You will be escorted to your hotel where there are complimentary welcome drinks and a short briefing with plenty of time to relax from your flight.
DAY 2 – Travel to Pokhara (elev. 820 m): Travel by plane and your flight will get you to Pokhara in just 25 minutes as you fly along the backbone of the Himalaya Ranges. In Pokhara, take time to do some boating on Phewa Lake or visit the many interesting sites and attractions in and around the city. We will take a short sightseeing trip to Tal Barahi Temple on the island in the middle of Lake Phewa. We will spend the night at a hotel in Lakeside location.
DAY 3 – Sightseeing in Pokhara: It is a full day of sightseeing in Pokhara. Some of the sights we will see includes the World Peace Pagoda, Devis Falls, the International Mountain Museum, and the caves of Mahendra and Gupteswor. Spend the evening at your hotel or exploring Lakeside.
DAY 4 – Sunrise over the Annapurnas: We will get up early and take a private vehicle to the top of Sarangkot Hill where we can watch the sunrise over the Annapurnas. See close up views of Dhaulagiri (7th highest peak in the world) and Annapurna I (10th highest peak in the world.) Later, we will enjoy a walk by Phewa Lake and then drive to see Begnas Lake and Rupa Lake along with Seti Gorge. Overnight in our hotel.
DAY 5 – Fly to Kathmandu: It is a return flight to Kathmandu where you will have a free day in the city as you transfer to your hotel.
DAY 6 – Full Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu: It is a full day of sightseeing with a private vehicle and English speaking guide. We will visit many of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will enjoy a farewell dinner in the evening with a cultural show. Overnight in our Hotel.
DAY 7 – Departure: All good things must come to an end, and this short trip is no exception. Your representative at Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition will escort you by private vehicle to the airport to see you off to your next destination. Before leaving, why not discuss a return trip to Nepal to explore other parts of this great nation. Your representative at Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition can put together all kinds of vacation packages for your next holiday.
While traveling with Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition, your all around safety and satisfaction is of our paramount concern. Please note that the Trip Leader has the authority to cancel or amend any part of this itinerary if it is necessary due to any safety concerns. We leave no stone unturned to keep the itinerary mentioned above, but we can’t guarantee that it will not be necessary to make changes if conditions so warrant. Some of these factors include extreme weather conditions, health conditions of any of our group members, etc, can all be contributing factors necessitating changes. Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition’s Trip Leader will try to ensure that the trip runs as per plan, but we kindly request that you be flexible if need be.
All accommodations for the Sightseeing Tour Pokhara Valley Sunrise are on a twin sharing basis with inclusive trip costs. The Three Star Hotels have been checked out personally by our staff and they offer a high degree of hygiene as well as high standard of service. If you are a solo traveler, we will share a room. If you would prefer a single room that is a possibility by paying an additional fee. However, please understand that with some of the remote places, a single room might not be possible, depending upon location and tour. Be sure to talk to your representative at Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition about the single room option.
During the tour, we can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as some different ethnic cuisine. Some places may even offer some international foods (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) ranging from pizza to finger chips (French Fries). Many places will offer a variety of soft and hard drinks and snacks. We will have lunch on the trail, ranging from a picnic lunch to local accommodations, depending upon the tours area. A farewell dinner with cultural show and breakfast will be served when in Pokhara and Kathmandu.