Pokhara moves at a different speed than Kathmandu. It is hard to describe, without experiencing it yourself, but it is true. Time seems to slow down while walking along the shore of Phewa Tal (Lake) – the second largest lake in Nepal. The area around Phewa Tal is the ‘happening’ place of the city, dotted with restaurants and bars.
There is something for everyone in Pokhara. Besides the fact that it is the jumping off point for almost every trek in the Annapurna region, there is so much to do.
It has become an adventure lover’s getaway, boasting paragliding tours, zip line excursions, mountain biking, rafting, and so much more. Paragliding is a big favorite.
Imagine soaring through the air, eye to eye with the majestic Annapurna massif and its neighboring peaks. Or, if you love nature but do not have an interest in the adrenaline pumping activities, take a boat ride on Phewa Lake or mellow rafting trip on the Seti River. Also, a hike or drive to the World Peace Pagoda is a must. Get a bird’s eye view of Phewa Lake and the entirety of Pokhara. Visit the International Mountain Museum, the Gurkha Museum, and more. Visit Seti River Gorge, which flows beneath the city in most places. Also, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave is a popular spot, where a large stalagmite is worshipped as a Shiva lingam. There is truly too much to do in Pokhara, and you cannot go wrong!
At the end of an adventurous day in Pokhara, watch the sunset with a mountain view. On a clear day, you can see a panorama of the Himalayas. From east to west, see Annapurna II (7937 meters), Annapurna IV (7525 meters), Annapurna III (7555 meters), Machhapuchhre (6997 meters), Annapurna I (8091 meters), Hiunchuli (6441 meters), and Annapurna South (7219 meters).
Visit Pokhara all any time of the year! The best times, though, are during the spring and the fall. During the monsoon season (June to September), it rains most days and the mountains tend to hide behind the clouds. There are so many activities do in this lovely city and we will help you find the perfect activity/package for you. Join us in exploring Pokhara!