6 Spirit-Filled Days in the beautiful city of Pokhara
Probably the most beautiful city in Nepal is the lakeside city of Pokhara. Nestled on the eastern shore of Phewa Lake, this city and lake are at the base of the amazing Annapurna Mountain Range. It is here that Buddhism comes alive.
Pokhara features so much to see and do. Here is Davis Falls that roars into a box canyon before disappearing underground. There are temples both on an island in Phewa Lake as well as underground. High above the city is the World Peace Pagoda, built by Japanese Buddhists. Pokhara is home to some very beautiful Buddhist monasteries where you will see chanting monks and lamas. Pokhara features world class museums as well as incredible mountain views. The Annapurna Mountains are probably the most impressive of all the ranges in the Himalayas with their wonderful, distinct snowcapped peaks.
Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu, stay at a deluxe hotel.
Day 2 – Fly to Pokhara. Check into your hotel. Visit the World Peace Stupa
Day 3 – Sightseeing tour to Matepani Gumba and Hemja Tibetan Refugee Camp.
Day 4 – Visit Davis Falls and the small monastery nearby. Take time for some boating and visiting a temple on the only island in Phewa Lake.
Day 5 – Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 6 – Final Departure
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
The mighty Himalayas have long been considered home to the gods. From their lofty heights, these mountains traditionally have invoked a deep sense of spirituality. Kathmandu is the very center of the religious life of the Himalayas with over 1000 temples in the Valley. Once you have checked through passport control and picked up your luggage, you will be greeted by your guide from Asia Buddhist Tours & Treks and taken to your deluxe hotel.
DAY 2 – FLY TO POKHARA.
Your first full day begins with a short 30 minute flight over the backbone of the Himalayas to reach the city of Pokhara. Land, and check into your hotel. From here, ascend to the top of the hill overlooking Pokhara to visit the World Peace Stupa. Constructed by Japanese Buddhists, it is a monument promoting world peace. From here, you will have a magnificent view of the lake, the city and the Annapurna Mountains.
Prayer follows dinner before going to bed.
DAY 3 – SIGHTSEEING IN POKHARA
Rise early and perform pooja and prayers before breakfast. After breakfast, you will be taken to Matepani Gumba, a Buddhist monastery on top of a high hill overlooking the city. Here there are chanting lamas along with a colossal guardian image of Lord Buddha. The temple is a truly beautiful place for worship. From here, visit Hemja Tibetan Refugee Camp where you will meet devotees of Tibetan Buddhism. After dinner, it’s time for prayers and then to bed.
DAY 4 – MORE SIGHTSEEING IN POKHARA
Like before, rise early for morning prayers and pooja. Breakfast follows and then its further sightseeing at Davis Falls. These falls are impressive as the water roars over the edge and into a narrow canyon. The river will disappear underground. Nearby is a small Buddhist monastery we will visit.
Our journey moves on to Phewa Lake where we will take a boat ride as well as visit the temple on the only island in the lake. Lunch follows with more sightseeing in the city. In the evening, it’s time for dinner. Prayers follow dinner as you prepare for a good night’s sleep.
DAY 5 – FLY BACK TO KATHMANDU
The time has passed quickly. We take the flight back to Kathmandu where we will have free time to explore the city, read a book or practice meditation on a roof garden at your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner. Return to your hotel for pooja and prayer before spending your final night in Kathmandu.
DAY 6 – FINAL DEPARTURE
The tour has come to an end, but it’s not the end of your spiritual journey. Before leaving, talk to your guide and friends at Asia Buddhist Tours & Treks about further study in Nepal.
You will be taken by private vehicle to the airport to catch your flight to your next destination. No doubt you have learned so much. Your journey has just begun.
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