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Pokhara

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Pokhara is a city of Kaski district in western development region of Nepal. It introduces main tourist hub in a central part of the country. The most popular touristic area presents outstanding views of snow-covered mountains and blue lakes to its visitors. It lies 202 kilometers west of Kathmandu. Pokhara is the second largest valley (466 sq. km.) filled with the diverse landscape, shimmering lakes, river, green hill, village, city, and lush vegetation.

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Pokhara

  1. 1. Pokhara is a city of Kaski district in western development region of Nepal. It introduces main tourist hub in a central part of the country. The most popular touristic area presents outstanding views of snow-covered mountains and blue lakes to its visitors. It lies 202 kilometers west of Kathmandu. Pokhara is the second largest valley (466 sq. km.) filled with the diverse landscape, shimmering lakes, river, green hill, village, city, and lush vegetation. The views of Himalaya, such as Dhaulagiri (8167 m.), Annapurna (8091 m.), Lamjung and Manaslu (8163 m.) can observe from 827 meters above the sea level. It is the rainiest area of Nepal. Ekai Kawaguchi mentions in Three Years in Tibet “City in all my travels in the Himalaya I saw no scenery so enchanting, which enraptured me at Pokhara”. He had been there in 1899. Pokhara is the hometown of Gurkha with 1.5 million populations. Summer temperature remains between 32° Celsius and winter temperature remains 6° Celsius. There are nine lakes, including Phewa Lake, an attraction of tourists. Lakeside is interesting with a restaurant, shopping center, bar, hotel, and discotheque. There are at least 500 tourist standard hotels, resorts, and guesthouses. Mahendrapul, Chipledhunga and Prithvi Chowk are popular towns with a shopping mall, post office, internet cafe and massage centers. There are School, college, university, and hospital with a city bus, cab, and private vehicle. There are several camping sites, including children park, golf course, shooting place and picnic spot. Visitors can enjoy a natural beauty, tranquility and fresh air in Sarangkot, World Peace Stupa, and Mattikan Hill with a sunrise, sunset, and paragliding tour. Boating on Phewa and Begnas Lakes, cultural tour to International Mountain Museum, Gupteswor Cave, Annapurna Butterfly Museum, Bindya Basini, and Barahi Temple is interesting. Cycling tour, pony riding, Ultra Light Aircraft, mountain flight, helicopter tour, day hiking, day sightseeing, retreat, nightlife, motor biking, fishing, bungee jumping, photography, an interaction of locals, and ethical cuisines are possible. Pokhara is the most beautiful city of Nepal. Adventure lovers can join a trip to Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, rafting to Kali Gandaki River, deepest gorge to Dana, Muktinath Temple, Damodar Kunda, Upper Mustang, and Royal trek, Sirubari Village, Tansen Palpa and Lumbini from the city. Five stars hotel Fulbari Resort is interesting with a casino. Kathmandu connects the city by everyday thirty minutes flight or seven hours bus journey.

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