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The Begnas Hiking

On a cold morning, the Begnas hiking can bring warmth to your heart! One of the most popular hiking trails in the country, this place is well known for its lakes and stunning seal trees. The forests here are perfect for short breaks and walks, whereas the view of hillsides is simply breathtaking.



 Highlights:This particular trek has open meadows, Sundari Danda ridge and small lakes that you would love to experience. The old schools and older buildings in the region make up for an interesting discovery.

Location
: Pokhara.

Things to keep in mind
:The trek is short, but you are recommended to carry the right kind of items with you. Don’t forget to carry fleece jackets, hiking shoes and socks to prevent cold from getting through your feet. Carry small first aid box, a reusable water bottle and sleeping bag if you plan on staying in for the night.
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Bindyabasini Temple

The temple comes with its own beauty which makes the temple a beautiful place for tourists.

Location
: Situated at a height of 3000 ft. above sea level and dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati, this is one of the oldest temple in pokhara valley.



Highlights
: Situated on a hillock near busy old bazaar of pokhara, this wonderful religious landmark has immense natural beauty and is worshiped by Hindus and Buddhist alike.Worshipers flock to this place to perform animal sacrifice especially on saturdays. you can clearly observe beauty of Machhapuchhere/annapurna Himalyan range from this Temple.

Prices
: Enty is free.

Difficulty Level
: Easy.

Best time to visit
: February
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Old Bazar

The bazaar lets you witness some mysterious alleys and courtyard which might not have witnessed before. The brightly clad locals of Kathmandu lets you see many Gurkhas and Sherpas.



Highlights
: Shop for some fruits vegetables, fruits, spices and stunning wares made of brass, copper and bronze. You can also view some temples and shrines which is likely to make Old Bazaar worth a visit.

Best months to visit
: October to March.

Price
: Entry Free
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Begnas Lake

A quiet fresh water lake in kaski district of nepal that changes colour depending on the season. it is the second largest of the eight lakes in Pokhara valley with a maximum depth of 10 meters.



Location
: It takes about 40 minutes by bus from Pokhara to reach the lake. Not far from the maddening crowd but extremely clean and quiet. Since it is visited comparatively less, the original beauty is undisturbed.

The lake supports irrigation and fisheries. Water level in the lake is regulated by a dam constructed in 1988 as it fluctuates with season and because of use for irrigation. Pressure of increasing human population is forcing conversion of swampy area into land for cultivation.

Highlights: Boating, fishing and swimming are some of the activities you can indulge in, the bonus being surrounding green mountains.

Price
: There are whole lot of hotels around to suit different budgets but the entry to this lake is free.

Difficulty Level
: Medium, you can easily try your hands on boating.

Best time to visit
: October
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Gurkha Memorial Museum

The amazing Gurkha Memorial Museum talks about the contribution of the Gurkha soldiers which had later joined the Indian army. The museums will definitely leave you jaw dropped as you will witness the Gurkha uniforms which is displayed in the museum. One can also view the bravery medal which they have won in the past.

Highlights
: You can also view the service Khukri which is the traditional Gurkha knife used during the war times and the museum is only open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Price
: Rs 100-200 and an extra of Rs20 for the camera.

Best time to visit
: October is the best month to visit the place.

Location
: Pokhara Nepal.
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Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave

Caves have always been mysterious but the curious thing about this Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave is that it comes with a religious bent too. One of the huge stalagmite is usually worshipped as Shiva Lingam. The peaceful atmosphere of the cave will definitely soothe your senses and will let you introspect a little bit.

Amidst the regular hustle and bustle of the city, it is a good place to spend some peaceful time. If you planning to visit this place it will be advisable for you to carry a torch along as it is usually dark.



Highlights
: The Gupteshwar Mahadev Cave is a combination of Devi’s fall in the upstream and the cave in the downstream, one has to climb down the metal stairs to have a real look. Although it is a bit scary but its definitely worth a watch.

Price
: Rs.50 to Rs.100.

Location
: Chhorepatan. Pokhara.
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Seti Gandaki (Seti River)

If you are a trek lover then you shouldn’t miss the chance to take a dip into the Seti Gandaki. The name “Seti” has been derived because of the white color which is the result of the limestone rock base.



Highlights
: You can enjoy the scenic view of the village of Jhijirka where you will also find a small guest house under construction. The Seti Gandaki joins the Trisuli river which will give you an opportunity for hiking.

Location
: It is 5 hours from Kathmandu by tourist bus.

Best time to visit
– September to December and February to June.

Prices
: If you are planning to raft to this place, ideally you will be charged US$50 per person.
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Annapurna Butterfly Museum

If you have always loved to catch butterflies when you were young then Nepal is a land to witness some beautiful looking colorful butterflies. The small museum has housed wide variety of Butterflies which will fill you with a wide variety of knowledge. Every single minute that you spend in this museum is all worth it. The interiors of the museum is quite earthy which makes it a delight for most of the visitors.

 

Highlights
: Don’t forget to see Corman Birdming which is the largest butterfly of Nepal.

Prices
: Entry is free.

Best time to visit
: Post monsoon is the best time.

Location
: Prithvi Narayan Campus at Bagartole.

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Traveller Tales from Pokhara

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Manjunath Manjunath

15 April 2019

The trekking was very good. Also as we had a small group all the arrangements were good. As we did not expected more snow it was fun walking in snow for full day to reach the ABC. The view was spectacu...

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Chinmayananda Desai

14 May 2015

Hill trekking is fun. What’s more fun is doing it in Nepal. This was my first visit to Nepal, and trekking there was simply spell-binding. I had a really great time and it was completely awesome trekki...

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Dakshayani Dhawan

25 January 2015

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking In Nepal is one of the best and wonderful treks that I have ever been to. It was interesting and awesome. Trekking is one of my favourite hobbies, but of late, I haven’t be...

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Raavi Rakesh

29 March 2019

"Amazing experience overall"

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Hari Panicker

08 July 2019

One of the best experince of my life, paragliding in the beautiful Pokhara

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Bishnu Bhattathiri

08 July 2019

This trip was fantanstic, I would have never seen this city with several viewpoints. Really Thankful to this amazing guide!

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Vasudev Trivedi

08 July 2019

The entire activity is a little tiring, but it is surely an unforgettable experience and highly recommended

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Mani Ahluwalia

08 July 2019

Good bus service Pokhara to Kathmandu in a Air conditioned bus, lunch was included in the price.

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Chidambar Chaturvedi

08 July 2019

I was so amazed to see the golden sunlight over the peaks of the Annapurna Mountain range, Lake Fewa, and the valley of Pokhara.

Most Popular Places Around Pokhara

What You Should Know More About Pokhara

  • Q. Travel advice

    • You can take a flight to Kathmandu in Nepal and take a car ride or a bus ride to the Pokhara City. This is city can also be covered by foot.

    • Carry a passport with you all the time and also photocopies of all the travel documents.

    • When you visit temples and other places considered sacred and holy, avoid wearing short dresses and sleeveless tops.

    • Always remove your footwear when entering temples. Also, in a few temples non Hindus are not allowed.

    • Always trek in groups and take guided treks and camping.

    • Carry all the camping and trekking along with you as it will not be provided at the camp and trekking sites.

    • Get sufficient amount of rest before you start trekking and ensure that you are physically fit.

    • Do not accept drinks from strangers at the bars or leave them unattended.

    • You must always take care of your belongings when you travel in crowded places.

    • Do not remain in clubs or bars after midnight, as you will be detained by the cops.

    • Get warm clothes and other winter gear so you stay safe in the cold weather.

    • April and summers are the best time to visit this city.

    • Avoid taking bus rides as much as possible as there have been prone to accidents.

  • Q. Drinking Laws

    Do not drink in public areas or streets. Drinks are available in bars and pubs. You cannot take liquor outside the city as it is considered illegal.


  • Q. Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Umpteen adventure activities

    You have many options for adventure and water sports activities in this city. You can go on treks in the Annapurna region, go boating and canoeing, white water rafting, kayaking on the lakes and rivers of this city. You can also take lessons in learning these activities. You can also go mountain biking in Sarankot around the Phewa lake. Paragliding is also one of the popular activities that you can do in tandem and take lessons to do the same.

    Caves, lakes, and museums

    You can visit Phewa lake, Rupa Lake that has unspoilt waters, Begnas lake is tranquil and peaceful, Dipang lake has wild lotuses and swans, and a beautiful scenic view. There are also many viewpoints in and nearby Pokhara. You can visit the World Peace Pagoda Stupa which is at the hilltop, from where you can get a clear view of the Annapurna mountain range. Enjoy the views at Sarangkot, including the sunrise and sunset. If you want to see a herd of hanging bats, visit the Chamare Gufa - Bat cave. Opposite to the Devi Falls is the Gupteswar Mahadev Cave that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Gurkha Memorial Museum is a memorial dedicated to soldiers. Click to have a detailed look about the Annapurna base camp trek.

    Reiki, yoga, and meditation classes

    There are umpteen centers in Pokhara where you can take ayurvedic massages, learn reiki, yoga, and other spiritual healing classes. Learn hatha yoga in the serene beauty of the mountains and greenery. There are many resorts attached to these centers where you can stay.


  • Q. What you will like there?

    Outdoor activities and sightseeing

    The view of this city is spectacular when you visit any place while trekking or sightseeing. There are also many viewpoints present that give a splendid view of the mountains and nature. This is a haven for adventure and nature lovers. Trekking and many other options are available for tourists who come here for adventure and outdoor activities.

    Shopping, nightlife, and massages

    You can get the best of massages that rejuvenate your body and relieve you of stress. You can go shopping at the bazaars for souvenirs, artifacts, clothing, jewelry, fabric, spices, and more. There are umpteen options for eating, drinking in hotels, bars, and clubs. You can only party till midnight in most of the clubs and bars.

    Places nearby

    You can visit Kathmandu, Lumbini, and the Annapurna Sanctuary and take treks here at the hill top and get the most of your travel to this city. Lumbini is 8 to 9 hours journey from Pokhara and is the birth place of Lord Buddha. At Lumbini, you can visit the temples, stupas, museums, lakes, and go sightseeing on bikes. You will find many mid range to budgeted hotels in Lumbini. There are many places near the border of India that you can visit from Pokhara City in bus rides. Kathmandu is a city valley which you can visit for numerous temples and adventure sports. You can attend their local festivals and also take up flight seeing, getting a top view of the mountains. You can also visit the Riverside Springs Resort that is 100 kilometers from Pokhara City.


  • Q. Recommended reads for destination

    Website :

    Welcome to Nepal


    Forum :

    TripAdvisor Travel Forum


    Books :

    Pokhara Valley Guide Book by Rabindra Dhoju