Pokhara is an ideal place to enjoy at your leisure, whether you are walking, cycling, or relaxing on a terrace, and it is an ideal place to go with children. But it also has its tourist attractions that are a little outside the town, and of course, we can take you on a route with a private vehicle and guide if you wish.
About 6 hours.
Start and finish at your accommodation in Pokhara.
English speaking guide
There are several options for a guided tour of Pokhara. Here we present you what would be more or less the standard visit of the places that are considered tourist spots. There are other options away from the typical sightseeing, such the option (created by us) of having a meeting with a Gurkha, or the short walking route to Naudanda, etc. Options that you can check in posts apart.
Heading southwest out of Lakeside we start by visiting Davi’s Fall. Here the earth literally swallows the water of the Pardi River (Pardi Khola) as it enters a natural tunnel in the rock, some 150 metres long. The story goes that a young Swiss girl named Davi died when she was swept away by the current back in the 1960s and the waterfall was named after her and has become better known than Patale Chango, its real Nepali name.
On the other side of the road is the Gupteshwor Mahadev cave, which is actually the exit of the rock tunnel coming from the Davi waterfall. It is beautiful with its coloured veins in the rock and the light from outside pouring through the openings creating an interesting atmosphere. There is water in much of it and many bats on its roof.
Also nearby is the Tibetan refugee camp of Tashi Ling, one of the realities of Nepal, which was, and still is, the first logical destination for Tibetans escaping from their country. It is estimated that more than two thousand Tibetans flee from Tibet to Nepal or India every year. In Nepal, before 1989 they were entitled to identity cards and economic rights, but since then, due to the cooperation treaty with China, their situation has become much more complex. Selling jewellery and other Tibetan handicrafts is one of their ways of earning money.
We then drive up to the World Peace Pagoda, that white stupa you will have seen from Lakeside perched on the mountain on the other side of the lake. Donated by the Japanese government, it is a balcony overlooking the lake, the city, and the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre that can be seen directly opposite if the clouds allow it.
From here we can walk down a small path (1h) until we reach the shore of the lake, where we will take some wooden boats to reach the Hindu temple of Barahi Mandir, located on a small island and always full of worshippers, to arrive again at the shore of the lake in Lakseside, where our tour ends.
· Private vehicle
· English speaking local guide
· Boat to cross the lake
· Gratuities to staff
· Any personal needs
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