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Pokhara city or second stop of the Nepal itinerary which is 201.2 km via Prithvi Highway and Mid-Hill Highway from Kathmandu. If you want to see the scenic beauty and try to do adventurous activities then you should definitely visit this place. When it comes to tourism, Pokhara is simply the most popular destination in the country.
Pokhara is an amazing destination that caters to everyone no matter your age or interest. This city, being its small size, offers a plethora of attractions. Whether you are a daredevil or you want to spend a peaceful time sailing a boat on a serene Lake, Pokhara has it all. From the pleasing hill and vibrant market to the peaceful shrines and tourist spots this palace offers something to everyone. It is a must-visit destination once in a lifetime for a memorable and fulfilling travel experience.
Exploring the beautiful nature and peaceful environment gives you different types of experience. Traveling to Pokhara is budget-friendly compared to many other countries. The cost of exploring this fantastic destination is relatively low, making it an affordable choice for travelers.
Surrounded by some towering peaks in the world, it is also the main gateway for trekking in the Annapurna Region. It is the second most visited city in Nepal. Nearer to Kathmandu you can reach Pokhara either by domestic plane or via road(tourist bus, taxi, private vehicle).
Here are the top things that you should definitely try after you visit here.
ZipFlyer Nepal – The World’s Steepest Zip-line
The zipline in Pokhara is renowned for being one of the longest, fastest, and steepest globally. It’s over 1.8km long, with a 600-metre vertical drop, and can travel at speeds up to 100 miles per hour. Lots of people love it because it’s so thrilling!
The ZipFlyer is located only a 30-minute ride from Pokhara Lakeside from where you can experience stunning 180-degree views of the Annapurna range, dense forests, and a beautiful river valley.
Paragliding at Sarangkot Pokhara
Sarangkot Paragliding is run by Nepali locals and approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. Reaching Sarangkot is easy. You can either take a taxi/private vehicle or local bus from the Baglung Bus Park which is only 5 km from the lakeside.
Not only the adrenaline paragliding but this palace is also famous for the sunrise view. This spot is perfect for photographers, with beautiful lush forests, mountains, and charming villages offering stunning views.
Short Poon Hill Trek
This short and beautiful trek can be completed within 2-3 days. It is one of the easiest and most popular short treks in the Annapurna region. From the vantage point of the poon hill, you can see the majestic sunrise view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and other mountains. Also if you want you want to combine with Annapurna Base Camp Trek to make it more adventurous and memorable.
This short trek is even possible with friends and family members as there is a low chance of getting altitude sickness. Along the way, you’ll pass through stunning rhododendron forests and charming villages such as Ulleri, Ghorepani, Ghandruk, and more, which makes the journey even more special and enjoyable.
Hike to Australian Camp & Dhampus
It is another best short hikes which will take you to the foothills of the Annapurna to enjoy the incredible view of the Himalayas. It will take around 2-3 hours to reach the Australian Base Camp. It is an easy half-day hike but we suggest you spend the night at Australian Base Camp to enjoy the sunrise view. Also, you can do other activities in this place like writing, meditation, and yoga practice.
Full-Day Tibetan Cultural Tour to Tibetan Settlements Pokhara
During this tour you can experience an immersive cultural and educational experience, offering a deeper understanding of Tibetan culture, religion, and the lives of Tibetan refugees in Nepal. During the tour, you will visit and explore three different palaces, the Tashiling Tibetan settlement, Pema Ts’al Sakya Monastic Institute, and Tibetan Refugee Camp Hemja.
The major highlights of this tour are
- Experience the significance of Buddhist symbols
- Engage with a youthful Buddhist monk
- Savour a genuine Tibetan lunch at a nearby restaurant
- Explore the narrative of Tibetan refugees via a photo gallery
- Visit a Tibetan carpet showroom to understand the intricate process of handcrafting Tibetan carpets.
- Take part in a traditional Tibetan tea ceremony at a local family residence.
- Additionally, attended the evening prayer chanting with the monks at a monastery to gain a deeper understanding of Tibetan Buddhist culture.
Kokhe Danda Trek
This Kokhe Dhada is situated at an altitude of 3303m. Kokhe Danda is the highest point in Parbat district. It is the hill just in front of Mohare Danda. In terms of views, it is undoubtedly a better viewpoint than Poonhill. The main highlights of this trek are It provides jaw-dropping views of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Mansiri, and Langtang ranges along with the 3 eight-thousanders ( Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu)
Entire Pokhara City Tour by Sharing a Bus
If you are confused about which place to visit inside Pokhara for Sightseeing then don’t worry carry your backpack and catch the City Tour Bus. This service starts from morning 8:30 am -5 pm in the evening. This is a shared bus so it will be a great chance to meet other travelers like you who love to travel.
The price for this bus is NPR. 800. The bus will take you to different sightseeing places like Davis Falls, Sarangkot, Word Peace Pagoda (Stupa), Pame, Gupteshwor Cave, and Bindabasini Temple. You can catch the bus only from Fishtail gate and drop you at the same place after you finish this tour.
Full-Day Private Tour with Sarangkot
Taking a private vehicle and exploring Pokhara allows you to enjoy it fully and experience it in a comfortable way. Freedom to stop and enjoy the fantastic view during the journey makes your tour more memorable. Pick up and drop at the door of your hotel room and with guided tour helps you to know more about the place.
You can visit the following places, and if you want, you can change the plan based on what interests you.
- Bindabasini Temple, Pokhara
- International Mountain Museum
- Davis Falls, Pokhara
- Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
Hot Air Balloon In Pokhara, Nepal
Hot Air Ballooning in Nepal does not have a long history. You will get the chance to see the bird’s eye view of the city including Mount Fishtail, Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Annapurna, Mount Hiunchuli, Mount Lamjung Himal, and the scenic Phewa Lake. The balloon takes you up to 1000ft in the crisp, chilly air. The launch site, whether Dhampus or Laurukh in Pokhara, depends on the weather conditions.
|USD 130 Per Person for 30 TO 40 MINUTES
|Indian & SARRC Citizen
|Rs (NPR) 13000 Per Person for 30 TO 40 MINUTES
|Rs (NPR) 9500 Per Person for 30 TO 40 MINUTES
Cable Car To Sarangkot (Annapurna Cable Car)
This Cable Car is another newly added activity in Pokhara. You will have 2.3 km which connects the beautiful hill station Sarangkot from Seti Bagar. It only takes 10 minutes for tourists to reach Sarangkot from Fewa Lake Sedi. The price for a cable car is 700 Rupees for Nepalese (Roundtrip), 800 Rupees for SAARC nationalities (Roundtrip), and USD $ 9 for Foreigners (Roundtrip).
Hike to Peace Pagoda and Shiva Statue
Peace Pagoda is a 1.6 km long hike from the bank of Fewa Lake located at an altitude of 1,100m on the top of Ananda Hill. From the hill, you can see the breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, as well as the Pokhara valley. Along the way, you will also enjoy mesmerizing views of Fewa Lake and Pokhara City.
Once you’ve explored the Peace Pagoda you can extend your journey to the towering Lord Shiva statue. This remarkable 51-ft tall statue sits atop a massive dome in a theme park. The park is adorned with 108 Shiva Linga, and a highlight is the Shiva Damaru, which holds the distinction of being the largest in Asia. The entire hike offers a peaceful and refreshing experience.
This short and easy trek is suitable for people of all ages with average physical fitness. It’s a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the cultural, natural, and spiritual wonders of Nepal, ensuring an enriching and memorable exploration.
Cycling to Begnas Taal
Another popular thing to do in Pokhara is to reach Benas Taal by bicycle. Begnas Lake Sits About 15 Kilometers Away From Pokhara. This lake is the second largest among the lakes in Pokhara Valley. You can hire a mountain bike in Pokhara at a cost of Rs. 800 for 12 hours. During the ride, you can even take your time to admire the morning scenery.
Imagine cruising on a bike through charming villages, beside winding rivers, and across lush paddy fields. As you ride, picture the breathtaking sight of towering mountains like Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, the Annapurna range, and Manaslu. On a clear day, the Himalayan peaks create a stunning backdrop, making your journey an unforgettable experience. It’s a fantastic way to enjoy the beauty of nature and the grandeur of the Himalayas, making each moment on your ride truly special.
There are many cool things to do in Pokhara. Whether you want to enjoy yourself or with friends and family this is a must-visit place. You can chill by the beautiful Phewa Lake or go on exciting adventures like paragliding. The city has a mix of calm and fun, with nice places to walk around and explore. Don’t miss checking out the temples and other interesting spots.
So, whether you’re into relaxing or seeking thrills, Pokhara has something for everyone. It’s a place where you can make awesome memories that you’ll remember for a long time. Just grab a backpack, and contact us to explore this amazing place.