Pokhara is one of the most beautiful tour valleys of Nepal. It is a sub-capital of Nepal, located in the middle of the hilly region of Nepal where thousands of people visit every year. Pokhara has 5 major lakes. Among them, Phewa Lake and Begnas Lake are the major tourist-attracting lakes. Likewise, Bungee Jumping, Sarangkot Paragliding, Sightseeing of David Falls, etc. can be done in this valley.
Pokhara is located at nearly 200 km from Kathmandu Valley. It takes nearly 4-5 hours to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu. Tourists also visit Pokhara to see the mountain ranges: Annapurna Range and Mt. Machhapuchhre. It is a destination where every tourist wants to do multiple holiday activities like sightseeing, visiting Mahendra Cave, paragliding in Sarangkot, rafting, honeymoon tour, boating in lakes (Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, etc.), Fishing, International Mountain Museum add night parties. Though Pokhara is a crowded city, it is quite a calm and peaceful one as well compared to cities like Kathmandu.
Pokhara is one of the most expensive cities of Nepal, and it is also the gateway to Muktinath Tour and Upper Mustang Trek. Similar to other areas in Nepal, Pokhara also offers a vast diversity of castes and ethnicity.
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Stay overnight in Hotel.
Pokhara: An enchanting Himalayan valley
Pokhara is a resort city of remarkable beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificent summit of Machhapuchhre rising behind it create and ambience of peace and magic. Pokhara is part of a once vibrant caravan route extending between India and Tibet. This is the land of Magars and Gurungs who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers.
Places to visit in Pokhara:
Mountain views. Clearly the most stunning of Pokhara’s sights is the spectacular panorama of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop. The Annapurna massif includes Annapurna I to IV and Annapurna south. Although the highest among them is Annapurna I (8,091m.), it is Machhapuchhre (6,977m.) which dominates all others in this area.
Phewa Lake. The second largest lake in the Kingdom roughly measuring 1.5 by 4km, is the center of all attractions in Pokhara. It is the largest and most enchanting of the three lakes that add to the resplendence of the resort town. The eastern shore, popularly known as Lakeside or Baidam, is the favorite home base for travelers and is where most of the hotels, restaurants and handicrafts shops are located.
Barahi Temple, Build on an island in Phewa Lake, this two storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protectress deity representing the female force. Devotees can be seen, especially on Saturdays, carrying animals across the lake to be sacrificed to the deity.
World Peace Stupa, a massive Buddhist stupa, is situated on the to of the southern shore of Fewa lake, beside being an impressive sight in itself, The shrine is a great vantage point which offers superb views of Annapurna range and Pokhara city.
Devi’s Fall. Locally known as patale chhango Devi’s fall (also knows as Devil’s, devin’s or david’s) is an awesome waterfall lying about 2 KM. south-west of pokhara airport on the highway to tansen . Legend has it that a trkkers(devin, David.) Was washed away by the pardi khola and disappeared down into an underground passage beneath the fall.
International Mountain Museum: Many people in the world may not know much about the small country called Nepal, but they certainly know about this peak, the tallest in the world, called Mount Everest. Not only this highest peak, but also other 8 of the 14 peaks above the height of eight thousand meters in the world stand tall in Himalayan range of Nepal.
The Himalaya is the source of water resources for billions of people living in the world. Flora and fauna in the Himalayan range is the natural habitat for the thousands of known and unknown species that contribute in maintaining and restructuring the ecosystems of our world, day and night. The little surfaced cultural values of the mountain people, geological mysteries buried underneath; nature’s serene beauty- wonders on its rock- hard and melting surfaces- make the Nepalese proud and people of the world an epicenter for their explorations.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.