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Things not to missed in Pokhara

Posted in 12th Jun, 2020

When you begin thinking about Nepal, Pokhara always comes as a first must-visit place in Nepal. Pokhara is the second biggest city in Nepal and it is the tourism-based city of the tiny Himalayan country. Pokhara is an attractive city gifted by nature’s mother with a beautiful panoramic view of the Annapurna Himalayan Range, many Lakes and Rivers, Natural caves and waterfalls, Sunrise, and Sunset views. Situated at the Bank of Fewa Lake, Pokhara offers, an amazing view of Fewa Lake and the snow-capped mountains just walking through the Lakeside. Clean and calm roads, and slim people. Restaurants for western to local food, Organic Himalayan coffee shops to Thakali Dal-Bhat restaurants with full options of hotel accommodation. Many consider Pokhara to be the coolest natural city in Nepal. When you step into Pokhara entirely different vibes come to your mind. Pokhara has a lot of travelers from Europe, Southeast Asia, America, China, and India. Travelers who travel to Nepal prefer spending time in Pokhara than Kathmandu, and hence you will see a lot of travelers from various parts of the world.  

Mt. Fishtail

Just 200 km west of Kathmandu, We can reach by approx. 6 hrs. drive by private car and about 7 hrs by sharing tourist coaches. It has an option to take domestic flights to Pokhara which takes approx. 25 minutes. Several domestic flights are available from mooring to evening form and to Pokhara. Now flights are available from Chitwan and Bhiarahawa. Pokhara is a lot more than a fantastic view of the Mountain and the hub of trekking, It is also an adventure playground. It is the center for adventure lovers to choose world-famous adventure activities /sports which are not to missed in Pokhara. If you have not any idea of Things not to miss in Pokhara? Then this blog is re

What Are the Things Not to Missed in Pokhara? 

Beautiful Sunrise have been seen from Sarangkot, Pokhara

Sarangkot Sunrise and Closed View of Mt Fishtail: Sarnagkot Sunrise and mountain view is the must-have highpoint of your Pokhara visit. As one of the most sought tourist destinations in Nepal, Sarangkot is a great spot to view the sunrise over the Himalayas. It also has a magnificent view of the snow-covered mountains including Annapurna Massif, Fishtail Mountain, Dhaulagiri range, and Manaslu. The hill is located on the outskirts of Pokhara city. It is best viewed at dawn or dusk due to the spectacular pink and orange hues the mountain range takes on during these hours. This area also offers views of the Pokhara Valley with all its natural beauty. You can reach Sarangkot by 25 25-minute drive from your hotel by paying approx. 3000 rupees per cab with the return back. It is worthwhile to wake in the morning at about 5:00 a.m. The entry ticket counter will stop you from paying NPR 60 per head just below the spot.     

Local boating at Phewa Lake Pokhara

Take a boat ride at Phewa Lake: The word Pokhara means ‘Lake’ so no doubt you will find many lakes all over the city. The best of all is undoubtedly the Phewa lake. Phewa is the largest in Pokhara and the second-largest lake in Nepal. It is a beautiful place to spend time boating or kayaking. While chilling at the lake, you can also view the tip of Mount Machhapuchhre, the virgin mountain in the Annapurna Himalayas.

Peace Pagoda, Pokhara – Pic credit – Mr. Ken Cheong

Trek to Peace Pagoda: Peace Pagoda, also known as the Pokhara Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist-style monument on Anadu hill. It’s a 45-minute trek to the Stupa from where you can see the entire Pokhara city and the Phewa lake scattered beautifully in some parts of the city making it look gorgeous from the top. To reach the Stupa, you first need to take a boat to a small forest area from where you will start the trek. It’s a 45-minute trek to the Stupa. Once you reach there, you will see a huge Buddhist-style circle-shaped architecture. It’s peaceful, and you can have a good time learning more about the local deities.

Eat seafood at Phewa Bank:  Lakeside Phewa is a lovely place for foodies. There are many barbeques that stand on that lane that sell a variety of fresh seafood and chicken items. There is a big plate equally divided into columns that separate one dish from the other. You can select the dish you wish to eat; it will be freshly served to you after getting grilled.

Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave Pokhara – Pic credit – Mr. Ken Cheong

Visit Davis Falls and Gupteshwor Mahadev Caves:  Davis Falls is the most visited waterfall in Nepal. The waterfall is quite massive, and the area around the falls is barred. The water forms an underground tunnel after reaching the bottom. This tunnel is approximately 500 feet (150 m) long and runs 100 feet (30 m) below ground level. After exiting the tunnel, the water passes through a cave called Gupteshwor Mahadev. It is the longest cave in Pokhara; going forward inside the cave there is a small pond where all the water gets collected.  

A tailor working under a tree at Lakeside Pokhara

International Mountain Museum: The International Mountain Museum is a collection about mountains, Mountaineering, Mountain People, and Mountain ecology. Mountains and mountaineering have a history of their own. Without preserving it, it will not be long before all the records and pieces of evidence will be lost forever. Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), established on 1 Nov 1973, initiated the establishment of the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara. The basic objective of its establishment was to record, document, and chronicle the past and present development of mountaineering activities in the world in general and to preserve the saga of the momentous feats in the history of mountaineering in the Himalayan peaks in particular. The International Mountain Museum was established in the footsteps of Fishtail Peak and gateway to the mountain region. The shape of the museum roof itself resembles a mountain skyline to any visitor before entering the museum’s main gate.

Tendam Paragliding flight over the Phewa Lake

Adventure Activities: Pokhara is not only a Natural city, it is a heaven for adventure lovers. The vibrant city of Pokhara has many world-class adventure activities. The best activities you can do in Pokhara are Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, Mountain Biking, Ultra Light Flight, Zipline, Fishing at Phewa Lake, Ballooning, and the Helicopter ride to Annapurna Basecamp. These activities take two hours to a long time so you have to have spare time to do activities.

Short hiking to Dhampus Village

Hiking to Dhamus Village: The Dhampus village trek is a great option for those who are short on time or are looking for a quick and easy trek to catch some of the best views in Nepal. The trek is one of the shortest around Pokhara valley which gives you an opportunity to not only explore the wonders and raw beauty of Nepal but also offers you the opportunity to discover the culture and lifestyle of the ethnic Gurung community in the small village of Dhampus.

Other sightseeing places around Pokhara: If you have extra time in Pokhara then we recommend visiting these spots as well. Begas Lake, Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, Seti River Bride, Old Bazar, Mahendra Poll, Butterfly Museum, Tibetan Camp, Gorkha Museum, Regional Museum.

The magnificent view of the Annapurna range seen from Peace Stupa, Pokhara
  • Best things to do: Boat ride on Phewa Lake, trek to the World Peace Pagoda, visit the International Mountain Museum, Hot Air Ballon, and paragliding.
  • Best time to visit: March to May (spring) and September to December (autumn) when the weather is fine, and the mountain views are spectacular.


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