A mesmerizing tour to City of Lake and Ghandruk
20th Mar, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew
[caption id="attachment_4523" align="alignleft" width="230"] Aniketh Adhikari[/caption]
Nothing excited me and my friends more than thinking about going on a tour, for the first time class ten students all together! “Can we do it?” questioned my friends, surprised and curious. As it was the first time, I was little bit worried as well. However, I didn’t want to bracket myself in the comfort cocoon.
In the early morning of 20 Magh 2073, we, the SEE Batch 2073, were ready to take the first step for our trip. We were all together forty one students accompanied by four teachers; prepared for the days to come ahead in this four days tour. Bus from Kathmandu took us towards Pokhara after about three hours drive we reached to a beautiful restaurant for our breakfast after finishing the breakfast we continued our journey for Pokhara.
The scenic beauties viewed through the window all around made me feel better. It was around 2 PM we have reached the city of Lakes .i.e. Pokhara. The excitement and the scenic beauty of the Pokhara made us relieved and fresh barring the feeling of tiredness and anxiety. After arriving Pokhara we firstly had our lunch, this moment was one of my best moment in the tour; all 45 members of the SAB family dining together and having fun.
After our lunch, we moved towards our first site, the International Mountain Museum in Pokhara. The Museum showcased the cultures of people living in the mountain region of Nepal as well as the artifacts relating to various social, cultural and regional spheres. We also were shown a short documentary about mountain region, which enlightened us and the clicking pictures for memory, was one of the wonderful moments we cherished together.
We were equally excited to reach our next site. The bus started its engine and we were being led towards Devi’s Falls; one of the most impressive tourist destinations in Pokhara . Indeed, we were so desperately waiting for the moment that, as we reached Devi’s Falls, we were not able to control ourselves from rushing to view its marvelous beauty. No need to mention that we clicked as many pictures as we liked and spent cheerful time with friends and teachers.
Moving ahead, we went for the night sightseeing of the great Phewa Lake and lake side area. It was an awesome experience to walk around the bank of the lake and to view the night scene. After the sightseeing, we moved back to our hotel for campfire. We enjoyed the campfire singing songs, dancing and having lots of fun. The first day of our tour was almost over and we were so excited that our feet were not on the ground for our next destination, Ghandruk.
No doubt, the first day was remarkably wonderful; but the most exciting part of the tour waited us ahead at Ghandruk. After a drive of around three hours from Pokhara, we were now ready for trekking. We were already lured by the beauty of Mt. Machapuchre and the mighty Annapurna. One and a half hour of long trekking made us tired, but at the end, our hardship paid off. We were then able to see Mt. Machapuchhre and Annapurna right in front of our eyes. That particular moment made me feel as if I was in the heaven, surrounded by beautiful sceneries. We started to click pictures as soon as we reached our hotel and were so excited that we didn’t even want to leave the compound of the hotel for our lunch.
Having taken our lunch, we moved for sightseeing. There, we walked around Ghandruk village and went to a temple situated 104 meter high from the ground level. How can we forget the campfire that night? All of us were completely exhausted singing, dancing and merry making! The very next morning was the best part of the entire tour. The early sun rise made Mt. Annapurna seem golden. We were so pleased and grateful to get a rare chance of such a marvelous view.
However, we couldn’t stay any longer there as we were bound to climb down the stairs in order to get back to Pokhara as per the schedule. After traveling on a bus for three hours, we were in our hotel. Freshen up, we moved towards Bindyabasini temple and worshiped the goddess. We had many places to visit on that day and we were completely ready for it. We went to observe the Seti gorge; where we could touch the water of the river, too. Then, just about a minute’s distance from the Seti gorge, we moved towards the Gorkha museum. We had an opportunity to observe and gain knowledge about the glorious past of Gorkha army and their bravery there.
Furthermore, we moved towards the bat cave. In the bat cave, we were surprised at the sight of the bats hanging down the ceiling of the cave; it was really an amazing moment for us. Next, Mahendra cave was awaiting us with a challenge to come out of a very narrow opening over there; eventually, we did it! Besides having joyful moments in Pokhara, we went for shopping and had lots of fun.
Finally, the very last day of our tour approached us. However, the excitement was not over. We went to the Peace Stupa in the early morning and observed the beautiful sunrise, majestic Phewa lake and smart Pokhara city; what incredible moments for us! After visiting Peace Stupa, we enjoyed boating in the Phewa Lake and worshipped the goddess at Tal Barahi temple. Those moments were really exhilarating! They can never be forgotten in my entire life. I’m sure, whenever I remember SAB Public School; I will remember this tour at first.
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