Peace stupa hiking

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Overview

Peace stupa hiking

Background
Nepal is a hub for Buddhist pilgrims and adventure seekers alike. As such, Nepal has a plethora of destinations to explore that offer both natural and cultural beauty. The Peace Stupa at the top of the Anadu Hill in Pokhara is one of the famous destinations for Buddhist pilgrims as well as tourists. The Peace Stupa promotes world peace and harmony. The stupa is accessible via road as well as a hiking route. Since it lies to the south of Phewa Lake, it can also be reached through hiking from the southern banks of the lake. The Annapurna range and Pokhara Valley looks spectacular on the hike. Likewise, the hike can also be an introduction to Buddhist heritage and ethos.
After a hearty breakfast, you head to the Phewa Lake and enjoy a leisurely boat ride. Then, you drop at the southern bank of the lake and ascend to the Peace Stupa. It takes a couple of hours to reach the stupa. En route, you can see amazing views of the Pokhara Valley, Phewa Lake, and the mountains in Annapurna range along with Mt. Machhapuchhre (6993m). The route is not very strenuous and can be done by people of all ages. Once you reach the top, you’re greeted by a tranquil surrounding. The stupa is magnificent and from there you can see spectacular panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayas. Also, you can view the beautiful Phewa lake from the stupa. While admiring the views, you can also explore the stupa and learn its history. After spending 1-2 hours here, you head done to Lakeside for lunch. If you want, you can explore the touristic spots like Mahendra Cave and Davis Falls as well.
At Himalaya Holiday Service, we provide the best services of transportation and accommodation. We also cater to other miscellaneous services as per your wish. To ensure that you have the best time while you’re in Nepal, we dedicate our time to tailor trips according to your wish. The final touch of the best trip is our friendly and professional staff and guides who make sure you enjoy the trip to the fullest.

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Trip facts of Peace stupa hiking :
Geography: Hills
Location: Pokhara
Level of difficulty: Easy
Max altitude: 1,350m
Ethnicity: Gurung, Magar, Thakali
Transportation: Private vehicle
Accommodation: Hotel
Minimum Pax: 2

Trip Highlights of Peace stupa hiking:
Hike to the famous Peace Stupa situated at the top of the Anadu Hill
Enjoy the panoramic views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara Valley
Leisurely boating in the Phewa Lake
Enjoy the tranquility around the Peace Stupa

Itinerary
7 AM: Start Hiking from Pokhara Lakeside to Peace Stupa
After breakfast, you head to Phewa Lake and catch a boat. Enjoy the serene views of the lake and the surrounding area. After around 10-20 minutes, you reach the west banks of the lake and, from there, you ascend on a gradually ascending trail to Peach Stupa. It takes about 1-2 hours to reach the top.

1 PM: Drive back from Peace Stupa after a short descent
From the stupa, you can see amazing panoramic views of the Pokhara valley and the Annapurna range. You can explore the surrounding area and explore the stupa as well. You can soak up in the view for a while before you head to the main road. After a short descent, you return to Lakeside where you can enjoy modern amenities at the local restaurants and diners.

Trip information:
The company does not cover extra costs. For extra expenses, you need to carry your own money.
The hiking package covers the cost of boating in Phewa Lake. If you wish to do other activities in the lake, you need to bear the extra cost on your own.
The hike will be moved to the next day if the weather is not favorable. In such cases, you will be informed beforehand.
If you wish to extend the hike and explore other surrounding areas, you need to inform us at least 2 days before the hike. This way, we can make an itinerary tailored for you.
You can add sightseeing destinations like Tal Barahi Temple, Mahendra Cave, and Davis Falls on this hike. After completing the hike, our staff will take you to the places you want to explore.
If you wish to do the hike in the afternoon, you need to inform our staff at least a day before the hike.

FAQs of Peace stupa hiking :
Do I need to bring my water bottle?
We recommend you carry your water bottle because safe drinking water might be difficult to find on the trail. You should not drink water from unknown sources during the hike. So, you should bring your water bottle. This will be an economical option as well. It is also environment-friendly if you carry your own. You can refill water at teahouses along the way.

How much extra cash should I carry?
On average, about US$20-30 is enough extra cash. But, it also depends on your spending habits. Refreshments, snacks, souvenirs, etc. are usually the things you need extra cash for. However, you have to carry Nepalese currency, as shops don’t accept foreign currency. You can easily exchange foreign currency with Nepalese rupees around Lakeside area.

What should I wear?
You should wear comfortable clothes that protect you from the sunlight. Clothes with long sleeves, sunglasses, hats, and appropriate hiking shoes or sports shoes are recommended. You can also bring a windcheater with you. During monsoon season, you need to wear waterproof jackets or apparel as it gets very wet.

Do I need to bring trekking poles?
Trekking poles are often used when you go on a long trek. Trekking poles makes walking easier. So, if you find difficulty walking uphill, we recommend bringing a trekking pole for this hike. You can buy or rent it from the local shops at the Lakeside or you can simply inform our staff and they’ll get one for you.

When is the best time to do this hike?
This hike can be done all year round. The recommended time is during the spring and autumn seasons. During these seasons, the weather is clear and stable, so the views are stunning. During the monsoon season, the route can get muddy and slippery. So, if you want the weather to be favorable, spring and autumn are a perfect time.

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