Pokhara the magical city here we come. The major highlight of the day will be the sunrise view from Sarangkot, Paragliding, and then a tour around the city. So the trip starts early in the morning from the vantage point Sarangkot.
Sarangkot: A place in Pokhara you cannot miss visiting. Elevating at an altitude of 1600m, Sarangkot is renowned for its panoramic Himalayan range including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Macchapuchre. The viewpoint provides an expansive view of the city extending from north to the south including the Phewa Lake. Early in the morning, people gather in Sarangkot to enjoy the view of the sun coming above the Himalayas scattering its golden light all over the snow-capped pinnacles. Enjoy the magnificent views and click pictures to capture the splendid moment.
Paragliding: Apart from just enjoying the panorama from the hills of Sarangkot, one can actually glide in the air of Sarangkot while enjoying the unobstructed sights of the lakes, city, and Himalayas. In recent years, Paragliding has become the topmost attraction of Sarangkot. The city is considered to be one of the best places in the world for tandem paragliding, hence as the day begins, you can see parachute flying up above in the sky in a very large number. On this day tour, you will get a chance to glide up in the sky and enjoy the sights for 30-45 minutes or even for an hour according to your choice.
Pokhara city sightseeing: Pokhara is blessed with a number of attractions that will make your Pokhara tour worthwhile. In order to make sure that you don’t miss the magnificent places to visit in Pokhara, we have selected the top 5 best attractions of the Pokhara city.
Phewa Lake: Boating in Phewa lake is something you cannot afford to miss while you are in Pokhara. The second-largest freshwater lake in Nepal, Phewa lake is one of the major attractions of Pokhara. Situated in the middle of the lake is the two-storied Pagoda style temple, Tal Barahi temple. Dedicated to the goddess Durga, the temple and the lake both have religious importance to the Nepalese.
Davis fall: The stunning Davis fall fed by the Phewa lake creates a 500 feet long underground tunnel as it reaches its bottom. Originated from the water of Phewa lake, the mysterious fall does not flow into a river but into a pitch dark hole that disappears in the Gupteshwor cave leaving a gushing sound.
Gupteshwor cave: Discovered in the 16th century, the Gupteshwor cave is located near the Davis fall and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The inner sanctum of the 3 km long cave has a self-emerging Shiva Lingam. Visitors will be able to explore the long, deep, and dark cave and witness other numerous figures of gods and goddesses lying close to God Shiva.
International Mountain Museum: Established in 1995, the International Mountain Museum in Pokhara has documentation of the history, development, and the legendary achievements in mountaineering in Nepal and throughout the world. The museum has a remarkable collection of artifacts, original gears, stories, and photographs of the mountains, inhabitants of the mountain region, and the explorers who have climbed the highest peaks in the world. Apart from this, the museum also gives an elaborative description of the Himalayan life and about its inhabitant through different media.
After visiting these attractions, you will get back to Kathmandu for your next day's flight to your home.