8.00 AM - 11.30 AM
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Lakeside or any other convenient point in Pokhara

The short climb up the hill slope covered with pine trees takes you to the top where this white coloured pagoda glistens. An eye-picking cultural icon amidst the bountiful spectacles of nature, this hilltop commands unbeatable views of Fewa Lake, Pokhara City, and a large section of the Annapurna mountain range with its peaks piercing the sky.

But, beware! Your senses should not be overwhelmed by the mesmerising views all around. The pagoda itself needs your thought and attention. Built by a Japenese monk Nipponzan Fujii, who was greatly saddened to see the destruction of the world in the Second World War, you had better carry its appeal for peace all over the world.

Devoted to the noble cause of peace as it is, Fujii reportedly meant it to be homage to Mahatma Gandhi as well, a supreme lover of peace. So there it is today, standing majestically, and calling upon everyone to shine with the radiance of compassion just like its white colour shines.

  • Physicality: Low
    Physical rating

    From relaxed (low) to ones where you need to be fit to join in.

    Low

    No surprises here. These tours/activities are those most anyone can do if they are fine with fairly flat walks and getting in and out of transport.

    Medium

    Like to be active, even very active, but not pushed too far. This is the one for you.

    High

    These tours/activities require you to be very fit. Probably not suitable for children.

  • Pickup location: 

    Lakeside or any other convenient point in Pokhara

  • Drop-off location: 

    Lakeside, Pokhara

  • Pickup time: (8.00 AM - 11.30 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (3.00 PM - 5.30 PM)

Itinerary

9:00 AM: Your tour guide meets you at your hotel or any other rendezvous agreed upon while confirming the package.

9:15 AM: After a quick briefing, you walk with the guide to Barahi Chowk or any other boating station in the Lakeside area.

9:30 AM: Cross the lake on a prepaid boat and get off at the other side of the lake.

10:15 AM: After a short recess, start hiking. Your destination, the World Peace Pagoda, lies on the very top of this hill. For regular hikers, the entire trail takes 2 hours or less, while for slow walkers, it may take about 2.5 hours.

Once you finish the ascent, take your time to inspect the outstanding architecture of the stupa (pagoda) as well as of the beautiful sculptures of Lord Buddha in different mudras (poses). You can have tea in a nearby teashop and also enjoy the packed lunch and/or snacks carried by your guide.

2:00 PM: Backtrack your original trail (only this time, you will be descending with ease).

4:00 PM: Get some rest and when the boat is ready, cross the lake again to get to the shore where you had started the trip in the morning.

You can spend the rest of the day idling around the serene and colourful Lakeside area or get some ideas about any other activities you are interested in.

Cancellation Policy

  • Once confirmed, the initial deposit (20% of the trip cost) is non-refundable.
  • No-shows get no refund at all. However, rescheduling may be negotiated with the tour operator.

Children policy

  • Children can join this trip with their parents or guardians.
  • No special children's rate is available for this trip.

 

Participant Guidelines

  • The clothes you wear can affect your overall experience of the trip. So, make sure you wear comfortable clothes according to the season.
  • Comfortable hiking or sports shoes are recommended.
  • Bring a pair of sunglasses, a sun hat or other accessories that¬† you are accustomed to.
  • If you need walking poles, just let the guide know and s(he) will get those for you on rental. You can pay the charge on the spot.
  • Tell your guide about your food preferences (vegetarian or not) before starting the trip. He will then purchase packed lunch, which you will have after reaching the pagoda.

Other Disclosures

Trip cost includes:

  • Boat charge
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch (packed) with a cup of tea or coffee
  • Bottled water (one bottle per participant, to be carried by the participants themselves)

Trip cost does not include:

  • Drinks, food or other items except for the ones listed above
  • Any tips or donations you wish to give
  • Your travel insurance

Other considerations:

  • The timings mentioned in the itinerary are tentative. Actual timings and the overall trip duration may change due to various factors.
  • If your want a car from for your pickup and/or drop-off, you should inform the tour operator or your guide a day before departing.