Pokhara is also known as “Gateway to the Himalayas”. Also it is renown as “ Tourist capital of Nepal” and “Adventure Capital”. This is how; the small city Pokhara is really an amazing and special destination. For adventure ehthusiasts, Pokhara is a popular place for making many activities including Trekking, Paragliding, Rafting, Kayaking, and many more. It is a favorite holiday destination of Nepal, popular with foreign visitors and Nepalese alike. The city is much more laid back and less crowded compare with capital city.
The city is gateway to the Annapurna Circuit, Ghandruk, Ghorepanai Trek, Mardi Himal and Upper Mustang etc. Trekkers spend couple of nights before and after the trek in the city. City is providing best assistant before trekkers set off for the Himalayas and a place to buy last minute gear and provisions. The Annapurna mountain range frames the town to the north making an idyllic setting between snow-capped peaks and rolling green hillsides. Machhapurche (fishtail) can be seen very clearly from the Pokhara city. And during the trekking period you can observe magnificent view of world’s crown.
It is the second-largest city of Nepal after Kathmand. Pokhara is situated in such a best place with making it the base for many world-famous trekking trails. The main remarkable part of the town is it’s Lakeside, which is a boating paradise flanked with charming shops, restaurants and pubs. Fewa lake is a spectacular lake that borders lakeside and old Pokhara, it reflects the majestic view of Mount Machhapurche (Fishtail), offering breathing view.
Not to miss in Pokhara !
Phewa Lake is truly scenic, dotted with brightly painted wooden rowing boats, a fascinating lakeside walk. The Hindu Tal Barahi temple on a small island just off shore, and a huge Buddhist Stupa on top of the hill on the opposite bank is really amazing.
You can take solo or tandem rides, depending on your expertise. However, there are lots of agencies in Pokhara who provides paragliding services. Viewing the scenic view of dazzling mountains above clouds from paragliding is mind blowing. For the adventure lover, paragliding is best activity.
River rafting, kayaking are offered on Seti Gandaki River. Since the last 3-4 years Zip Flyging is also introduced in Pokhara, which is also the best adventure activity.
The city is home to many beautiful historical temples and Monasteries. World Peace Stupa is one of the attracting Buddhist monasteries. Tal Barahi Temple of Fewa Lake is prime attractions of Hindus.
In the old city houses and shops where you can buy famous handicrafts, wood item and wool item. The Tibetan Mini Market for one of kind souvenirs.
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