Going on a trip to Pokhara would be the best idea whether on a Plane , Bus or a Bike. All of them carries best trip and Scenario in its own.
But, I prefer to rent a vehicle or a bike depending upon the numbers of the travellers. Driving on the road with great scenario is a fine experience in itself. You not only get the freedom to stop at any scenic location of your choice, but also get chance to explore its uniqueness in a holistic way. I have mentioned some of the best places below.
Travel day 1 Kathmandu to Bandipur.
With distance of 148 km between Kathmandu and Bandipur, The Prithivi Highway is only a way to Bandipur.
Drive along the Prithivi Highway you will mesmerised by the beautiful river and hill on the right side. On the way to Bandipur. you must try the fresh fish from Malekhu. Malekhu fresh fish ( मलेखुको माछा ) is famous and loved by all the travellers. Getting back to road trip, going straight towards Bandipur you will reach Mugling.Mugling is also known as junction where Pritivi highway and Narayanghat highway breaks, Taking right turn from Mugling and go along Prithivi highway.
On the way to Bandipur, 2 km before Khaireni Bazar there’s a small waterfall on the left side of the highway. After having small break at waterfall spot you head for Bandipur which is an ideal place for hiking along with the beautiful trails that take you through tribal villages, verdant forests, and hilltop shrines. where you can visit the Sidhha cave which is Largest cave in Nepal and second largest cave in the South Asia. Overnight stay at Bandipur.
Travel Day 2
After breakfast you can continue the road trip to Pokhara via Damauli where you will see a long bridge which carries a belief that if we could cross the bridge without breathing and wish for something it will be fulfilled. It will take you 2-3hrs to reach Pokhara. Once you reach Pokhara,Proceed to check-in to the hotel. Take a rest and walk around Pokhara streets and lake side. Pokhara is known for its uncertainity of rainfall. Not to ruin your day in Pokhara there’s delicious way to enjoy rain with street foods. I would suggest you to try Thenduk(Thukpa) and Sekuwa in Pokhara with beautiful scenery. Thenduk is popular cuisine of Tibetan And best thing to eat in cold weather. Sekuwa in Halanchwok( lake side ), i would like to suggest you to try sekuwa in lakeside Pokhara which would be the best way to spent the evening with beautiful scenery of lake and mountains with chilled beer.
After refreshment, you can see the night life of Pokara.
Travel Day 3
Waking up early in the morning you move to see sunrise in Sarangkot(1600M) and just few KM away from Pokhara city(10.2KM-30min) with Jaw-dropping Panoramic sweep of Himalayan peaks, from Dhaulagiri (8167m) in the west to the perfect pyramid of Machhapuchhare (6997m), the tent-like peak of Annapurna II (7937m) to Lamjung (6983m) in the east. Most of the people come here at dawn or dusk, when the sun picks out the peaks, transforming them from a purple-pink to a celestial gold. If you feel noisy teenagers are ruining the peace at the viewing tower, try walking further along to the secret grassy helicopter pad. ( Ticketing cost 50 for Foreigners/20 for Nepali )
After seeing sunrise in Sarangkot your next destination will be Bindabasini Temple which lies on the way back to Pokhara city.Bindhyabasini Mandir is of great religious importance to Hindus living in the Pokhara region. … The temple itself is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga, who is Pokhara’s chosen guardian deity.
After visiting Bindabasini temple you drive back to Pokhara city, and it’s time for boating at Phewa lake and visit Taal Barahi temple.Tal Barahi Temple is a small 2 story pagoda-style temple devoted to the deity Tal Barahi. This Hindu temple dedicated to Ajima in the boar manifestation, represation of the force of Shakti.
( Morning Meal Break )
After morning meal you drive to Devi’s Fall. Its Nepali name is Patale Chango,the Underground Waterfall which is 500ft(150M)below ground level long.It is an attraction for tourists and locals. Thousands of Nepalese visit for recreation and enjoyment. Visitors can try their luck on the luck pond constructed there by throwing and placing the coin on the statue of God. Likewise, one can find a model of traditional typical Nepali house and a series of statue of Nepali people wearing traditional dresses where you can click photo.Your next destination will be Gupteshwor Cave, which is water pass path of Devisfall. And also famouos for its sparkling indise the cave. You can also see the underground waterfall of Devisfall. Once you done seeing around Gupteshwor you its time to drive to Mahendra cave & The Bat cave which is just few kilometers away from Gupteshwor cave(8KM 20-30m).It might take you 1-2hrs or more denpends upon the numbers visitor to see around Bat cave and Mahendra cave while the exit point of both of caves are too small which is really difficult to get of the cave.
Once you done with seeing around caves you drive back to Pokhara city. After lunch break you drive through siddhartharaj marg(8km-30min) or you can also hike to the Peace stupa located on hill ridge surrounding Pokhara valley. The Peace stupa is an ideal place to see views of the Himalayan ranges, the Pokhara valley floor, and a birds-eye view of Phew lake and enjoy sunset. Drive back to Kathmandu.