Activities & Excursion

A Short Trip

Visiting Pokhara town is a popular activity. Pokhara is not very well-known for it's sightseeing, but visiting the Bindabasini temple, Davis fall and Mahendra cave takes a short while and is interesting. What Pokhara is well known for is 'Baidam' or lake-side, and that will be your next stop. Along the edge of the Phewa lake is a profusion of lodges, shops, restaurants and bars all geared towards the thousands of tourists that flock to Pokhara. Despite the noise and bustle, it is nice to walk around and enjoy the unique atmosphere that is prevalent here.
The village of Sarangkote (1,590 m) is located on a hill that looms over Pokhara city. From here, you can see a panoramic sweep of Himalayan peaks, from Dhaulagiri (8167m) in the west to the perfect pyramid that is Machhapuchhare (6,997m) and the rounded peak of Annapurna II (7,937m) in the east. Most people come here at dawn or dusk, when the sun picks out the peaks in brilliant colours.
Bandipur is an old 'Newari' trading town with quaint streets and a charming atmosphere. At an altitude of 1030 m and perched on a ridge, Bandipur offers contrasting scenery with snow clad Himalayan peaks in the background and the lush Marshyangdi river-valley directly below. Filled with traditional architecture, life in the town revolves around the 'bazaar', lined with traditional open-fronted shops and with stone-flagged streets.
Famous all over the world as home to the fearsome Gurkha soldiers, the small town of Gorkha is situated on a hillside overlooking the snowy peaks of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. Gorkha-durbar, palace of King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who unified Nepal and established the Shah dynasty, is a 30 minute walk up over steep stone steps from Gorkha Bazaar and worth visiting.
Regarded as the purest form of human flight, Paragliding uses elements of nature to fly for many hours at a time, and travel large distances. Modern versions of this simple aircraft weigh a scanty 10-12 Kilograms and fit into medium size rucksacks.

We organize paragliding for you using thorough professionals who have trained under and are sanctioned by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) the international governing body for aero-sports.
Teeming with fish such as Tilapia, various varieties of Carp and the majestic Mahseer, Begnas is a good opportunity to lay-back with a fishing-rod and expect to catch some nice fish for dinner. The fish are notoriously shy and are to be found at different parts of the lake at different times of the day. For tips on where to catch fish it always pays off to ask the local fishermen.
A flight in an ultra-light aircraft is one of the best ways to discover the natural beauty that Pokhara has on offer. The 20-30 minute flight takes off from Pokhara airport and circles over the city and surrounding country-side, giving you beautiful views of the Himalaya, Mahabharat mountains and the lower foothills. Famous peaks that are visible include Manaslu (8,163 m), The entire Annapurna Massif including Annapurna I (8,091 m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167 m).
Surrounded by a large number of trails, Begnas is the perfect location for mountain-biking. There are numerous trails leading into the hills with varying degrees of difficulty. For a relaxed day of riding, you can stick to the gradual and well-graded driving trails that lead to Begnaskot, Taal-besi, Lipyeni, Kalikasthan and various other villages. For the more adventurous riders, there are technically challenging tracks in abundance. For those who want to make a trip into Pokhara for the afternoon, cycling is a good option as well.
24 speed Hard-tail Mountain bikes @ € 7 per day.
Boating in the local wooden boats with a local boatman/fisherman is an experience not to be missed. Though communication may prove to be a challenge at times, communication is not really required to experience the tranquility of the lake, the majesty of the mountains and the sight of the little wild ducks that never let you get close to them no matter how stealthily you approach them. Boating on the lake also offers extraordinary opportunities for some very special photography.
Motorcycles are a great way to explore Nepal in an independent way. For those interested in exploring Begnas and it's surroundings on a motorcycle, we have motor bikes on hire. Whether you are interested in riding the abundance of dirt-trails to the many villages located amongst the mountains or if you want to ride out to nearby Pokhara and Bandipur, you can choose the bike you would like and be on your way.
For people interested in a little dip, our spring water pool sans any chemicals is always a good opportunity to cool off (especially inviting after a hike). For those who are a little more adventurous, the lake is excellent for a swim as well. The water is clean and unpolluted and there are no underwater plants to get tangled in. Our only request is please mention to the guard that you are going for a dip so he can keep an eye out for you and ensure your safety.
With 'something for everyone' we also have Jeeps at the resort that you can hire for the day. The most popular destinations are Pokhara city, Bandipur and Gorkha. If you are interested to go deeper into the hills to visit the many villages in the area, that is a possibility as well. You can choose to either be chauffeur driven or to drive by yourself.
The Tandem flight is for the absolute beginner who wants to get a taste of Paragliding while being safely flown by a professional pilot. Both the passenger and the pilot wear interconnected harnesses which are then connected to the 'chute'. The flight typically begins with a foot-launch from Sarangkot and finishes at a field along the banks of the Fewa lake.