Day 4 Panauti - Pokhara
From Panauti, it is a very short drive back to join the Arniko Highway for the 35 km down into the Kathmandu Valley and into the city (35 km, 1 hr). We
continue our drive to one of the country’s oldest and busiest Highway. The
construction of the highway started in 1967 with the help of the Chinese
government. The construction was completed in 1974. The highway is
named after King Prithvi Narayan Shah. If weather permits, while leaving the
Kathmandu Valley; we may have an opportunity to view the Himalayan ranges
of Nepal through car’s window only. We will be driving first along the Trishuli
River – one of the main tourist attractions for white water rafting and, then,
later the massive Marshyangdi River. During the drive, we will be stopping at
the good points for photography. There will be short stopovers for toilets and
lunch breaks, too.
Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty. The city is god gifted with different natural beauty like lakes, panoramic
views of Himalayan Peaks, breathtaking sights of sunrise to sunset from Sarangkot, Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara, and
comfortably checked into our hotel, we take a walk around the touristic streets of Pokhara – Lakeside. You may wander around
the shops, restaurants, and walking by the Phewa Lake is, already, a mesmerizing moment to remember for a long time.