Our short Pokhara tour package from Kathmandu is a five-day tour itinerary designed to give you a lifetime experience in the city of lakes- Pokhara. This trip is specially created to provide you with the ultimate holiday experience in the second biggest city in the country. On this trip, you'll enjoy your short vacation soaking in all the beauty and thrilling events. This trip will give you just enough time to fully explore this beautiful city. Pokhara is known as the Cherrapunji of Nepal due to its natural beauty. Pokhara is also popular among tourists because of the things that this place offers to its visitors.
Many elements make this place an ideal destination to spend some quality time. Pokhara is also known as the gateway to some of the awesome trek routes such as Annapurna Massif and many others. This stunning city is surrounded by majestic yet brutal mountain peaks granting its visitor a grand view. This place also has many natural attractions such as Devi’s fall (Waterfall), Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, and Word Peace Pagoda. Sarangkot is an attraction from where you get the best sunrise/sunset view followed by Annapurna Massif, Mt Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and Mt. Manasalu mountain views that you will enjoy throughout this short trip.
Pokhara tour package from Kathmandu also includes a short hike toward a traditional village called Dhampus, which is the Gurung settlement in the hills of Pokhara. This trip will give you the golden opportunity to learn and experience village life to the fullest. You will come across many beautiful natural attractions during your hike to the heavenly village. On the way, you will see domesticated animals carrying goods to the villages. You will be exposed to the new concept of hospitality. The warm welcome of the locals will surely melt your heart.
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- City of the lakes - Pokhara exploration.
- Short hike towards the traditional village - Dhampus.
- Grand view of the mountains and other Natural attractions.
- Celestial sunrise at Sarangkot.
- Experience the unspoiled natural beauty of Pokhara.
The stunning city will amaze you and give you a unique experience. Everything about this tour is worth your valuable time. The buzzy city life, peaceful nature, and the aloft Himalayas are the things to see and enjoy. Natural beauty which has its own history and stories will fascinate you. The vibrant nightlife of this colorful city will satisfy you. In the evening you can see countless street vendors and stalls selling delicious street food that you can try and have some quality time by the waterfront. The remarkable village will expose you to true village life. You can also explore the cultural beauty of this astounding village. As you get closer to the village you will find yourself getting closer to the great Himalayas. The most amazing thing about this place is that you get to try the traditional clothes of Gurung culture and appreciate the beauty of unique costumes.
Pokhara Sightseeing Attractions
Pokhara is best known for its panoramic mountain views and the buzzy lakeside area. Alongside the busy streets and peaceful lakeside, many natural attractions will catch your eye. One can witness the spectacular Himalayas from the amazing Pokhara. The mixture of adventure, culture and natural beauty made this city a wonderful place to visit. Explore the nightlife on the lakeside, or just roam around the hustling and bustling streets of Pokhara, where everything is wonderful and full of life. Furthermore, travelers may go for the sunrise in Sarangkot and see the majestic Machhapuchhre just in front of their eyes. Pokhara is also known as the city of Adventures where you can participate in several thrilling activities that will make you feel alive.
This heavenly city never fails to entertain and awe its guests with its mind-blowing beauty. The sites that Pokhara sightseeing will cover are as followed:
World Peace Pagoda also known as Shanti Stupa located on top of Ananda hill giving you a spectacular view of Phewa lake and the entire Pokhara city. Besides being an epic viewpoint it has its spiritual importance. It is one of the prominent Buddhist pilgrimages in Nepal. The architecture itself is the symbol of spreading peace all over the place. Many people visit the peace pagoda for a spiritual purpose. The area is extremely peaceful and one can not only experience inner tranquility but also get a great view. The quiet atmosphere will take all your stress away for a while.
Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave is a breathtaking place with beautiful and intricate architecture outside the cave. It is the perfect example of natural and artificial attraction blended. There are numerous sculptures of deities and demons on the walls outside the cave. One can see impressive stalagmites inside the cave. Within the dark cave, there is a great lingam which is worshipped by devotees of Shiva. Further, if you go inside the cave you will be able to explore the natural beauty of the cave even more.
Devi’s fall is also known locally as Patale Chhango (Fall of the Netherworld), Devi’s fall is a savage waterfall located 2 km southwest of Pokhara Airport. This gorgeous waterfall will sweep away all your discomfort with its beauty. With a height of 48 meters and a length of 1479 meters, Devi’s fall is the deepest underground waterfall in Asia. A landmark of Pokhara, Devi’s fall is a must-visit when in Nepal.
Phewa Lake locally known as Baidam Tal is located in the south of the Pokhara valley. As soon as you reach the lakeside you will see numerous colorful boats floating on top of the tranquil surrounding. The lake itself is surrounded by lush green hills giving you an eye-pleasing view. You can do different kinds of activities there such as fishing, swimming, and many more. On a clear day, you can see the stunning reflection of the majestic mountains above the green hills. The divine Barahi Temple is also situated in the middle of the lake of a small island.
Sarangkot is one of the popular viewpoints for the Sunrise and sunset view. Situated at an altitude of 1,600 meters above sea level, Sarangkot is also popular to witness some of the jaw-dropping views of the mountain ranges. Sarangkt is the ultimate viewpoint in Pokhara and is quite popular among tourists. Strikingly elevated mountain ranges include Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Hiuchuli, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu. Paragliding from Sarangkot is also listed as one of the best spots in the world. The peaceful environment will encourage you to meditate and practice yoga if you wish to.
Dhampus is a celestial village with jaw-dropping mountain views and wonderful people. The settlement of Dhampus is similar to Ghandruk as most people living there are Gurung people. Dhampus village provides completely different vibes and unique atmospheres. After a short hike towards Dhampus, you can enjoy the heavenly ambience and warm traditional greetings by the elders of the town. Traditional architecture and stone tiled roofs make beautiful looks of the houses in Dhampus. There you can try organic food traditionally prepared giving it a unique taste. Where you can relax and get to know the local people closely.
What to expect from the trip?
This 5 day Pokhara tour package from Kathmandu is created to give you a lifetime experience blended with nature and culture. This trip will take you to some of the most amazing and panoramic places. Some key elements of this trip are the traditional villages, organic and authentic food, beautiful culture, and welcoming people. On your amazing journey towards Pokhara, you will travel to Pokhara by domestic flight which will take around 25 mins. At the airport of Pokhara, you'll be greeted by our local representative and escort you to your hotel and help you check in.
Natural Attractions in Pokhara.
After you rest your bags at the hotel, get ready for Pokhara sightseeing. First of all, you'll visit Devi’s fall which is one of the most popular natural attractions in Pokhara. The sound of the waterfall will be music to your ears. You will be accompanied by a local guide that will tell you the history of the place. The next stop will be Gupteshwor Mahadev cave which has a very deep spiritual meaning. Inside the cave, there is a massive statue of Shiva. You can go further inside the cave to explore this holy cave. The outside architecture is as beautiful as the inside; there are sculptures of Hindu deities and demons from the ocean churning. Then you'll make your way up to the Peace Pagoda situated on the Anadu hill. This place is a great view point from where you can see the whole city with the surrounding hills along with the Phewa lake. You also get the imposing mountain view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt Manasalu and others. Have some quality time and snaps at this peaceful place. After that, you will hike down to Phewa lake through the calm pathway. The time duration is just 25 mins on foot; however , if you don't want to walk you can get there by any vehicle.
You will cross the lake by boating which is one of the most admired activities done in Pokhara. In the middle of Phewa lake, is a small temple on an island that can only be accessed by a boat. Visit the temple if you wish to and know the interesting history. On the lakeside, there are many stalls and bars with a calming ambiance that you can enjoy with some chilled beverages of your choice. The neon lights of the city beside the lake light up the lake and provide a dreamy atmosphere. At this time of the day, it is the best time to enjoy the fresh breeze and relax. This ends your first day at Pokhara.
On the 2nd day, you will have your morning breakfast at the hotel and get ready for an amazing day ahead. Today you will hike towards the traditional village in Pokhara called Dhampus, before your hike starts you'll drive to Phedi which is the starting point of your short hike. Shortly after you will reach today's destination - Dhampus. This village will welcome you with an earthy smell and warm smiles from the locals. You will mostly see agricultural fields, domesticated animals, and farms as you get closer to the village. The evergreen hills and the stunning Himalayas will accompany you up your journey.
Check-in at your lodge and have lunch while you enjoy the panoramic vista. You can try the traditional garments of the Gurung culture and get to observe them closely. Appreciate this place's beautiful culture and tradition by wearing the cultural dress. In the evening, the spectacular sunset followed by an excellent view of the mountains including the great Mt. Annapurna. Have a delicious organic dinner at the lodge and let your taste bud dance. Gossip with people around and socialize with them over a cup of tea.
Wake up early in the morning to see the astounding sunrise above the snow-capped mountains. Have your breakfast at the lodge and continue your refreshing journey towards the popular spot Sarangkot. The distance between Dhampus and Sarangkot (your resort) is around 10 km that you can cover in 2-3 hours on foot. On the way, you will get to see a few mesmerizing waterfalls and other natural attractions. There are various species of flora and fauna which you can get to see on the way.
Check in to the resort and get refreshed, enjoy the accommodation at the resort and appreciate the view from the resort. You will have plenty of time left that you can utilize by walking around the area. Sarangot is the ultimate spot for fun activities such as Paragliding, Zip-flying, Ultra-light flight and others. You can experience these thrilling activities as well. Have lunch nearby and enjoy the local cuisine or continental as per your mood. In the evening return to the resort for a stunning sunset view. The mountains will be dazzling with coral colors from the sunset, feast your eyes and have some pictures for memory.
Wake up to see the most beautiful sunrise before your eyes and admire the beauty of the resort. Have breakfast and make your way to Pokhara. Today is a leisure day at Pokhara. You can spend this day according to your mood and plan. You can rent a bike and explore the area or just relax at the hotel. You can go shopping, boating, or just enjoy live music at a bar. On the 5th day have your breakfast at the hotel and you will be escorted to the airport for your upcoming flight. Say the last goodbye to this amazing city with loads of memories and fun experiences.
At. 10:00 AM: You will meet one of the official representatives at Kathmandu who will drop you at the airport for your flight towards Pokhara. (Flight duration 25mins approximately)
After you reach Pokhara check in at your hotel and take advantage of the excellent service provided by the hotel with a great view. In the evening you will go for Pokhara sightseeing starting with Devi’s fall, the natural attraction in this great city. After you finish your visit to the magnificent waterfall you will head out to a stunning Gupteshwor cave just a few mins away from Devi’s fall. Then after the Peace Pagoda, one can get a panoramic view of the entire city along with the peaceful lake and the lush green valley. Spend some quality time and have some snaps with the photogenic background.
After enjoying the view you will hike down towards Phewa lake which will take around 30 mins. You will go through a calm forest path where you will see the colourful lights on the way. You will cross the lake on a boat or you can even try canoeing by yourself. Spend some time on a boat enjoying the view and chit-chat with the sailor.
Dhampus Village Awaiting. (1650m)
At. 08:00 AM: Have your morning meal at the hotel and get ready for a short hike towards Dhampus. Drive towards Phedi which will take around 30 mins (19km) on the way, you can also visit the popular monastery called Jangchub Choeling monastery. After you reach the hiking point you will start your hike with your guide. You will start your hike towards this traditional village which will take around 4 hours. (distance 8km)
Dhampus is the ideal place from where you can witness the gorgeous sunrise and sunset. This settlement is full of Gurung people which means you can try their traditional outfits and have some gorgeous pictures embracing their culture and tradition.
In the evening you can enjoy the sunset view along with the high mountains that are seen from this particular location such as Mt. Annapurna, Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Machhapuchhre and many others. Socialize with the locals and enjoy your evening with lovely local cuisine. The freshly harvested organic food will give you a unique experience for your tastebuds.
Hike to Sarangkot (1600m)
At. 05:30:AM: Wake up to see the sunrise from Dhampus and go for a morning walk around the village if you wish and return to the lodge for breakfast. After you have your breakfast start your hike towards Sarangkot where you will stay overnight. It is 10 km away from the village. It will take you around 2-3 hours to reach Sarangkot on foot. As you walk through the trail you will see locals doing their daily chores at the fields and farms.
The greenery will engulf you with its beauty. The traditional house, domesticated animals, and simple lifestyle will teach you about the minimalist lifestyle. The beautiful panoramic view will welcome you to get closer to your destination. Everywhere you go the people will greet you in a typical Nepali style and ask if you need any help, here you will experience the sweet gesture of the Nepalese people. A few miles away there is a zip flying (Optional), you can participate in this thrilling activity if you wish to. If you want to visit the Sarangkot viewpoint, you can. (10 km from the resort).
After you reach today's destination you will check in at the hotel and get refreshed. In the evening you will see the spellbinding sunset from your hotel while you enjoy the excellent accommodation provided by the lodge. You can walk up to the viewpoint if you wish to.
Relaxation at Pokhara
At. 09:00 AM: You will have full leisure and rest day in Pokhara. You can participate in several activities available in Pokhara or enjoy a relaxing time at your hotel. Enjoy the wonderful ambience of the lakeside and roam around and self-explore Pokhara. You can go boating which is a calm activity that will refresh you. (thrilling activities to do in Pokhara if you wish to).
Optional Activities in Nepal (Price Subject to Change):
- Paragliding in Pokhara. (USD 75 PP)
- Ultra-light flight in Pokhara. (USD 120 PP, 15 Minutes)
- Zip- flying in Pokhara. (USD 60 PP)
- Bungee jumped in Kushma. (World’s 2nd highest, 228M) (USD 100 PP)
Farewell, we love to see you again!
Have a safe home return! Have your breakfast at your hotel. Our office representative will escort you to the Pokhara airport 3 hours before on time to board your flight. We hope you enjoyed the trip with us!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Dhampus village located?
Dhampus Village of Nepal (1650m) is situated in the north of the Pokhara valley. Which offers a magnificent view of the golden paddy field (Seasonal). Dhampus village is located 25 km north of the central Kaski district. It is a traditional Gurung village with rich culture and a beautiful mountain view with picture-worthy sunset.
When is the best time to visit Nepal?
The autumn and spring season is the best time to visit Nepal. During this time of the year, the weather is significantly clear, visibility is good and the temperature is moderate. So, if you are planning to visit Nepal for a trekking/hiking trip, we recommend you visit Nepal during Spring and Autumn. However, you can plan the trip any time of the year.
What makes this tour different from any other tour?
This tour is vastly different from other trips that Altitude Himalaya has created because this short trip covers all the mesmerizing attractions inside Pokhara with a short hike towards one of the traditional villages called Dhampus which has a great drop back. You will get a taste of authentic Gurung culture and get a bit close to nature and its beauty.
What kind of foods will be served as per the meal inclusion?
In Urban cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will be served with variety of breakfast options. However, in the higher elevations during the trip, you will taste local cuisine which is mostly Thakali food and for breakfast limited options are available. Some of the available foods are eggs, fresh seasonal veggies, salads, apple pies, pancakes, Dalbhat, bread, soups, and meat (depending on availability) and in developed areas, you can try food from the A-la-carte menu and try a wide range of food options.
Can we extend our stay in the village area?
Yes, you can extend as much as you want before your trip. You can customize the itinerary as per your wish and requirement. You can customize the itinerary before your arrival so that we can take care of the accommodations during the trip.
Is the tour guided and do I need a guide?
Yes, you will get a professional and government licensed English-speaking tour guide during your Kathmandu valley cultural sightseeing along with Pokhara sightseeing and on hike days. Besides that, if you need guidance on other days of the trip you will be allowed to have a guide as per your request.
Kathmandu airport transfer on arrival and departure.
Private vehicle with A/C for all mentioned sightseeing and transfers.
Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer by domestic flight.
All (4 nights) hotel accommodations at the mentioned hotels and resorts/ teahouses at respective places.
Daily breakfast at the hotel/tea houses from the next day of your arrival.
Lunch and Dinner as mentioned in the itinerary during your trek trip.
English speaking professional and government licensed tour guide during your sightseeing at Pokhara.
Professional and experienced trekking guide during your trekking/hiking trip.
Guide’s salary, food and accommodation during the trip.
All mentioned sightseeing entrance fees and permits.
One local SIM card (returnable, if required) during your stay.
All government and local taxes.
Lunch and dinner are excluded except in mentioned places.
Tips to the driver and guide. (not required but recommended)
Services that aren’t mentioned above.