Pokhara, a tourist capital of Nepal is a beautiful city located 200 km west of Kathmandu, Nepal. Pokhara is a valley surrounded by Annapurna Himalayas, and is a most popular destination amongst tourists because of its diverse landscape & adventure portfolio. Here are the 7 things you sure don’t want to miss;
1. Boat around Phewa Lake
Phewa lake is one of the biggest lakes in Nepal and is popular as the shadow from Annapurna’s on the lake make it a sight not to be missed. There is a small island which is home to Barahi Temple, a famous Hindu shrine. The best time to be out and about in the Lake is between October and February.
2. Ultra-lights Flight
Pokhara seems more wonderful when seen from above and there are plenty companies that run ultra-light flights to give travellers this opportunity. These flights are operated from the Pokhara Airport. A spectacular view of magnificent lakes, mountains &villages is on offer, and we promise you is a sight surely not to be missed.
Imagine gliding above the earth’s surface with majestic views of the Annapurna Massif, the villages, the Valley, Jungles, and Lakes – it’ssimply a magical experience. Paragliding is hugely famous with the tourists and are always booked out, so get in early to avoid disappointment.
4. Sarangkot Hill Station (1592m)
A famous touristic destination of Pokhara Valley, Sarangkot is 45 minutes away from Pokhara by car or couple of hours hike from Lakeside. From the top of the hill station, you can see the mesmerizing views of the mountains, especially the Annapurna range, Mt. Machhapucchre (Mt. Fishtail), and not to forget – the valley itself with a sight of miniature Phewa Lake. This is the place from where the Paragliders lift off as well. A not to miss sunset or the sunrise over the Himalayas is what travellers mostly get to Sarangkot for.
5. Devis Falls
Devis Falls also known as Patale Chango in Nepali is another popular spot to hang out in Pokhara.The water flows (from Phewa Lake) under the ground penetrating natural tunnels created by the – kinetic energy – of flowing water and finally connects to the Gupteshor Cave, since hundreds of years beneath the land. There is variety of Tibetan stalls selling handicrafts, which creates a great atmosphere.
6. World Peace Stupa
World Peace Stupa was built by a Buddhist Monk from a Japanese organization, Nipponzan Myo after the World War II. This symbolic Stupa sits on a narrow ridge above Phewa Lake, and is a symbol of Peace in the world. Many chose to boat across the lake from Lakeside and hike upto the Stupa (1.5 hours hike). The views of Pokhara City, Lake & Annapurna Ranges on offer from the top.
7. Zip Flyer Nepal
Imagine yourself riding at 140km/hr and with views of Pokhara Valley and Annapurna Ranges, that’s what’s on offer in Pokhara. Starting at height of 1625 meters in Sarangkot you will be in Pokhara in no time at 960 meters. Zipflyer Nepal is the longest flyer in the world at 1860 meters and is attracting great crowds.