1 Day in Pokhara: A Journey of Serenity & Adventure

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by Daniel

May 7, 2024 · 1 min read

Pokhara 1 Day Itinerary

Embark on a one-day adventure in Pokhara, a city that seamlessly blends cultural heritage with natural beauty. Begin your journey at the mystical Devi's Falls, where legends come alive amidst the roar of water. Spend an hour here before moving on to the Peace Pagoda, a beacon of serenity offering panoramic views of the city and the Himalayas. Allocate two hours to soak in the tranquility and the historical significance of this site. Next, Phewa Lake awaits to enchant you with its calm waters and the reflection of the majestic Annapurna range. Spend a leisurely hour here, perhaps enjoying a boat ride or simply strolling along the lakeside. Conclude your day with a visit to Sarangkot, the perfect vantage point for breathtaking sunsets and sunrises over the Himalayas. With three hours here, you'll have ample time to witness the changing colors of the sky and the picturesque landscape. This one-day itinerary in Pokhara, curated by Trip.com, promises a blend of history, culture, and nature, ensuring an unforgettable experience.

Top 6 Hotels in Pokhara
TOP 1
Himalayan Front Hotel by KGH Group
Himalayan Front Hotel by KGH Group
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4/5
47 reviews
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TOP 2
Mountain Glory Forest Resort
Mountain Glory Forest Resort
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5/5
15 reviews
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TOP 3
Trekkers Inn Boutique Hotel Pokhara
Trekkers Inn Boutique Hotel Pokhara
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3/5
50 reviews
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Moonlight Resort and Spa
Moonlight Resort and Spa
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3/5
7 reviews
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Hotel Utsab Himalaya
Hotel Utsab Himalaya
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4/5
3 reviews
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Hotel Pokhara Grande
Hotel Pokhara Grande
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5/5
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Itinerary at a Glance
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1 Day in Pokhara Itinerary: Day 1

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Devi's falls Pokhara

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Begin your Pokhara adventure with a visit to the mesmerizing Devi's Falls. Nestled in the heart of the city, this natural wonder is a spectacle to behold, especially during the monsoon season when the water roars and the mist dances. Spend an hour marveling at how the water cascades into a deep gorge, creating a stunning display of nature's power amidst the historic backdrop of Pokhara.

Attraction Info

  • 5XQ5+HP2, Siddhartha Rajmarga, Pokhara 33700, Nepal
  • Suggested tour duration: 1-2 hour
  • Open from 6:00am-6:00pm

Recommended Nearby Restaurants

am/pm organic cafe
am/pm organic cafe
4/5 · 8 reviews
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Caffe Concerto
Caffe Concerto
4.3/5 · 11 reviews
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Olive Cafe
Olive Cafe
5/5 · 1 review
2.4 km from attraction
Chilly Bar & Restaurant
Chilly Bar & Restaurant
4.2/5 · 5 reviews
2.7 km from attraction
HE PING FAN DIAN
HE PING FAN DIAN
4.4/5 · 8 reviews
2.0 km from attraction
Up in the wind
Up in the wind
5/5 · 3 reviews
1.5 km from attraction
11 min,3.73 km
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Peace Temple

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Next, ascend to the serene Peace Pagoda, a monument that stands as a symbol of harmony. Perched atop a hill, it offers a two-hour tranquil retreat with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The pagoda's gleaming white structure contrasts beautifully against the greenery, and the spiritual ambiance is a gentle reminder of the quest for peace in ancient towns like Pokhara.

Attraction Info

  • Gorakhnath marg Pumdhi Bhumdhi, Pokhara 33411 Nepal
  • Suggested tour duration: 2-3 hour
  • Open from 8:00am-5:00pm

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am/pm organic cafe
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Natssul Korean Restaurant
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Olive Cafe
Olive Cafe
5/5 · 1 review
1.7 km from attraction
Chilly Bar & Restaurant
Chilly Bar & Restaurant
4.2/5 · 5 reviews
2.0 km from attraction
HE PING FAN DIAN
HE PING FAN DIAN
4.4/5 · 8 reviews
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Wendy Juice Shop
Wendy Juice Shop
/5 · 0 reviews
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Phewa Lake

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As the day unfolds, make your way to the iconic Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in Nepal. Spend an hour strolling along its banks or floating on its placid waters. The lake's historical significance is matched only by its natural beauty, with reflections of the majestic Annapurna range painting a picture-perfect scene that's quintessentially Pokhara.

Attraction Info

  • Pokhara 33700, Nepal
  • Suggested tour duration: 1-2 hour
44 min,17.75 km
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Sarangkot

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Conclude your day with a breathtaking sunset at Sarangkot, the perfect finale to your Pokhara journey. Allocate three hours to soak in the panoramic views of the Himalayas and the Pokhara Valley. As the day's last light kisses the ancient towns and historic buildings, Sarangkot offers a moment of reflection on the timeless beauty that has watched over this land for centuries.

Attraction Info

  • Pokhara 33700, Nepal
  • Suggested tour duration: 3-4 hour
  • Open 24 hours

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Olive Cafe
Olive Cafe
5/5 · 1 review
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Lotus Corner
Lotus Corner
4.6/5 · 7 reviews
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Deja Vu Restaurant
Deja Vu Restaurant
/5 · 0 reviews
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Godfather's Pizzeria
Godfather's Pizzeria
4.2/5 · 5 reviews
3.3 km from attraction
Namaste Bakery and Sandwich Point
Namaste Bakery and Sandwich Point
3.9/5 · 11 reviews
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Sing Ma Restaurant
Sing Ma Restaurant
/5 · 0 reviews
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4.7/5Outstanding23 Reviews
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Top Things to Do in Pokhara-2024

TOP 1
Phewa Lake
Phewa Lake
4.6/5 · 320 review
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Highlights:
Phewa Lake can be described as a charming leisure resort in Pokhara. You can go boating, hiking or cycling on the lake, you can also find a comfortable lakeside cafe, enjoy the beautiful lake and mountains, and even experience a thrill paraglider, overlooking the mirror-clear Fewa Lake from a high altitude. 1. Backpacker-swarmed Lakeside Area The north bank of the lake is the backpacker-swarmed Lakeside Area (LakeSide), where hotels, restaurants and shopping stores fill every corner of the lakeside main street and several alleys. The precipitous lakeshore in the southwest is covered by lush forests and retains a strong original atmosphere. 2. Boating on the lake There are many brightly colored wooden boats (Doongas), sailboats, kayaks, etc. for rent in the lakeside area. Half lying in the boat, let the boatman row and swing, enjoying the tranquility far away from the hustle and bustle, it is very pleasant, of course, choosing to row by yourself is also not a fun. A boat with a boatman is usually charged 350 rupees per hour, and a boat with a boatman is generally 300 rupees per hour or 700 rupees per day, and the rental of life jackets is about 20 rupees. Rent a sailboat or kayak is a bit more expensive, you can negotiate first. 3. Cycling around the lake Cycling around the lake is also a popular activity here. The cost of renting a bicycle is about 200 rupees per day, but some sections around the lake are more strenuous to ride. 4. Hiking around the lake If you get up early enough, you can spend a day hiking around Fewa Lake. It usually starts on the trail to the World Peace Pagoda, where you can look out over breath-taking lake views and gaze at the endless mountains. After reaching the World Peace Pagoda, continue along the ridge to the village of Lukunswara, turn right at the fork of the trail, reach Pumdi and then go down to Margi by the lake (you may need to ask the locals for directions), then start from Margi again, Take a series of single-plank bridges to traverse the wetlands, or continue along the edge of the valley to the drawbridge at PameBazaar Market, where a dirt road runs along the north bank of the lake to Pokhara. If your physical strength is limited, you can take a bus back to Pokhara at the PameBazaar market, usually there is a bus every hour. 5. Exciting paragliding activities Exciting paragliding is a popular activity in Pokhara. Several experienced paragliding companies can be found in the lakeside area on the north bank of Fewa Lake. The starting point of the paragliding is on Sarangko Mountain, and the minibus of the paraglider company will take you there. When you soar unrestrainedly in the sky, you will see the calm Fewa Lake under you, and the charming mountain scenery in front of you, which is both exciting and pleasing to the eyes, and then land on the bank of Fewa Lake. Paragliding activities are usually only launched in fine weather from October to April of the following year. The reference price for a 30-minute flight is 8,500 rupees, and the reference price for a 60-minute cross-country flight is 11,500 rupees. The recommended companies are BlueSky (http://www.paragliding-nepal.com/) and Sunrise (http://www.sunrise-paragliding.com/). 6. Accommodation in Fewa Lake The scenery of Fewa Lake is worth a day or two to visit. Most tourists live in the lakeside area. There are many cheap inns in the middle lakeside area, while the east lakeside area is dominated by resort hotels. You can even go to the humble campsite in CampingChowk by the lake to go camping for free, just with all the facilities. You have to prepare yourself.
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TOP 2
Pokhara
Pokhara
4.8/5 · 59 review
Highlights:
Pokhara is a famous scenic spot in Nepal. It is a city located in the Pokhara Valley at the foothills of the southern slopes of the Himalayas in central Nepal, about 200 kilometers east of Kathmandu. The local climate is warm and humid. The main scenery is to Fewa Lake and its northern Annapurna Mountains (MtAnnapyrna) and fish tail peak (MtFishtail). The snow-capped mountains around Pokhara have long been the starting point or end point of many well-known trekking routes because of the low difficulty of climbing and the excellent service facilities along the way, and it is recognized as a "hiking paradise" by travelers from all over the world. Go boating on Phewa Lake, or rent a mountain bike and go around the nearby villages. Or get up early in the morning, drive to the nearby Sun Rankut to watch the sunrise, or choose a three- or four-day hike to climb the mountain for a leisurely walk.
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TOP 3
Devi's falls Pokhara
Devi's falls Pokhara
4.3/5 · 71 review
Highlights:
David Falls is also called Davis Falls. The river flows to the vicinity of Fewa Lake, forming this locally famous waterfall. It is the larger waterfall near Pokhara. 1. The magic of David Falls The water flow of the waterfall is usually not large. But it is very fast, and it only feels like a waterfall in the rainy season. Below it is an underground karst cave, and after passing through the karst cave, an above-ground river is formed. There is a lot of hot air in the cave all the year round. You can feel the obvious heat with your hands. The water vapor will change into colorful colors in the air, and you can often see rainbows. 2. The origin of the name of David Falls The origin of its name is that in 1961, there was a young couple from Switzerland, a man named David, who took his beloved girlfriend on a hiking expedition, discovered this waterfall, and was immediately attracted. At that time, there was no path. After the two lingered on the ground for a while, they went down to the cave again. Due to the slippery ground, David's girlfriend accidentally fell into the fast-flowing river. When David saw this, he immediately jumped down to save it. As a result, both of them were swallowed by the waterfall... In order to commemorate David and his girlfriend who lost their lives here, the waterfall was called David's Falls. Of course, it also contains the meaning of warning. , warn everyone to be careful.
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TOP 4
Sarangkot
Sarangkot
4.5/5 · 78 review
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Highlights:
Sarangko is located in the northwest of Pokhara, with an altitude of 1592 meters. It is a good viewing point for overlooking the Fishtail Peak and Annapurna Peak. Many people choose to get up early and go up the mountain to watch the sunrise, but because the snow mountain is located in the east of Sarangko, you can actually see a more beautiful view at sunset. 1. The magnificent landscape of "Rizhao Jinshan" In sunny weather, the rolling snow-capped mountains are dyed with a golden layer of sunlight, and the magnificent landscape of "Rizhao Jinshan" is amazing. In addition, it is also the take-off point of many paragliding projects. When you view the Fishtail Peak from a high altitude, the scenery at your fingertips will be exciting, and the beautiful Fewa Lake is also in sight. 2. Going to Sarangko It is recommended to go to Sarangko to watch the sunrise. Usually, you need to leave at 5:00 in the morning. Please reserve a chartered driver the day before. Take a car from the Pokhara Lakeside area to the parking lot of Sarangko, and walk for about 40 minutes after getting off the car to reach the viewing platform on the top of the mountain, where there is a better view of the snow-capped mountains. However, you don’t necessarily have to climb to the top of the mountain to watch the sunrise. There are also many good hotels and restaurants along the path up the ridge from the parking lot. Almost every one has a good viewing platform. You can order a hot drink and sit down and wait. sunrise. 3. Experience paragliding in Sarangco If you want to experience paragliding in Sarangco, you can find a number of paragliding companies in the lakeside area, who will be responsible for the transfer to and from Sarangco. Paragliding activities are usually only carried out in fine weather from October to April of the following year.
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TOP 5
Peace Temple
Peace Temple
4.4/5 · 113 review
taCommentInfo-imageBased on 2,452 review
Highlights:
The World Peace Pagoda stands on a white bell-shaped tower on the top of the southern side of Fewa Lake. Completed in 2000 at the turn of the century. The scenery here is excellent. In addition to the Annapurna Snow Mountain in the north, you can also overlook the beautiful scenery of Fewa Lake below the mountain.
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