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Things to do in Pokhara


Pokhara is one of the most beautiful and attractive tourist destinations spots in Nepal. Pokhara is a metropolitan city - it is also called the "Tourist Capital of Nepal". This city offers a multitudinous option for travelers of all kinds - from thrilling adventures and unforgettable journeys into the wild to serene contemplation and peaceful meditation. Examine the magic of this hilly city, for a truly memorable vacation. Pokhara is located 200km from Kathmandu – “The city of the temple”. The Seti Gandaki is the main river flowing over the city The city shelters a large number of Gurkhas soldiers. Pokhara, the tourist capital of Nepal, is the second-largest city of Nepal after Kathmandu. Being a base for trekkers undertaking the Annapurna Circuit through the Annapurna Conservation Area region of the Annapurna ranges in the Himalayas. The Annapurna Range, with three out of the ten highest mountains in the world — Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu.

Pokhara is the major tourism Hub in Nepal. There are numerous lakes, a river, a museum which attracts the tourist towards it. Phewa Lake and Begnas lake are some of the popular lakes in Pokhara. Pokhara is popular for adventure tours and the base for the most popular Annapurna Circuit trek. Some of the other popular trekking regions are the Everest region, the Langtang region, the Manaslu region, Rara/Jumla region and Kanchanjunga/ Makalu region. The city promotes two major hilltops as viewpoints to see the city and surrounding panorama one is Worlds Peace Pagoda and the other is Sarangkot. 

Things you can do in Pokhara

1. Boating in Phewa Lake

Boating in Phewa Lake

Phewa Lake is the hub of attraction in Pokhara. The lake lies at the altitude of 742 meters and occupies 4.43 km2 of area. The average depth of the lake is about 8.6 meters. It is a semi-natural freshwater lake enveloped by rani ban or queen's forest and stunning reflection of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges in the clear lake waters. It is also a perfect place to experience the ever so glorious Himalayan sunrises. It has some religious significance too as it is known for the sacred Tal Barahi Temple located on an island in the lake. The lake is famous for boating on the bank of the lake which provides the visitors with the tour of the lake. One can hire a boat and visit around the floating on the surface of the beautiful lake. You can hire a big paddleboat, a kayak, sailboat or a rowboat and head to the Phewa lakes to enjoy quiet boating.

Opening & Closing timing | 9:00 AM to 5:00PM
Entry Fee | No entry fee
Cost for Boating  | INR 700 /person for a 1-way journey to the Tal Barahi Temple(Peace Stupa). You have to do a little haggling with them.

2. Trekking 

Trekking in Pokhara

Nepal is a trekking destination in the World. Pokhara area is the center of trekking in Nepal. Pokhara is popular for adventure tours and the base for the most popular Annapurna Circuit trek. Some of the other popular trekking regions are the Everest region, the Langtang region, the Manaslu region, Rara/Jumla region and Kanchanjunga/ Makalu region. The city promotes two major hilltops as viewpoints to see the city and surrounding panorama one is Worlds Peace Pagoda and the other is Sarangkot. It is advisable to hire a trekking operator. They will provide you assistant with your problems to tailor your every need while trekking. They help you with your trekking permits, transports, porters, hotels & other needs. Most of the days, the trek starts around 8:00 am and ends nearby at 3:00 pm. Timings are based on starting & ending point Pokhara.

Cost for trekking | INR 3500 for a group (cost may vary )

3. Paragliding

Paragliding in Pokhara

Paragliding has been one of the most popular activities for the tourist in Pokhara. Pokhara is rated as one of the top 5 commercial tandem paragliding locations in the world. It gives a picturesque view of the surrounding that will spellbind a person. Paragliding flight launch from Sarankot about 30 minutes drive from Pokhara. There are three flight times a day, depending on season and weather at 10:30 am 12 pm and 2 pm. The best season for paragliding is from March to May and from Sept till December. There are many companies in Pokhara that offers paragliding in Pokhara. You can also go for a solo flight, you just have to ask for permission at the aviation office of Pokhara, they will allow you to make your own flight.

Cost | INR 6400 of a tandem flight for 30min


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