Pokhara City is one of the most popular tourist places in Nepal. It is also one of the second largest cities in Nepal. It lies in the Annapurna mountain range and has many places to see and offers numerous outdoor activities including the Everest base camp trek. You can take an adventure trip to this city and also enjoy sightseeing at this place. After visiting Kathmandu, people visit this place as it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. For its scenic view, of the lush green, golden and silvery shadow of sun and moon on the mountains, pristine lakeside river, it is a haven for trekkers and adventurers.
You can take a holiday at the foothills of the Annapurna Mountains in Pokhara city and enjoy taking walking and trekking trials in and around the city. You can also go mountaineering, shopping in the streets and bazaars of Pokhara City, get the spectacular view of the vegetation and the landscape view of the city. There are many places of eatery, clubs, and bars sprawling the streets of the city. This is the place where you can relish complete recreational activities. Visit lakes, temples, historical monuments, and places of amusement when you visit this city.
A small village which has its own natural beauty. The best thing about the village of Sarangkot is that it lies in the outskirts of the Pokhara city. Moreover, you will alo get a chance to view the one of the most beautiful Annapurna Himalayan range. You can also view the orange hues along with some beautiful mountain ranges. Highlights: The scenic beauty of the place is what makes the village an obvious pick for most of the tourists. It is also an important location for most of the paragliders. Prices: Free. Difficulty Level: Easy. Best time to visit: October
Witness the second largest in Nepal the Phewa Lake and it one of the must-visit places in Pokhara. You can enjoy some of the best boating rides in this lake and at the same time it also lets you witness some quite moments sometime in the late afternoon. You can also see some beautiful fishes in the water which is another attraction in this place. Highlights: The water is so clear that you can also see the reflection of Mount Machhapuchhre and Annapurna range. Prices: Entry Free. Best months to visit: October
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
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.
A spectacular fall which you might have never seen before, the peculiar thing about this fall is that the starting point of this fall where Pardi Khola stream which eventually vanishes in the underground. The most amazing thing about this fall is that you can clearly hear the sound of the water which eventually strikes the fall and it is the most famous tourist places in Pokhara. The cascading waterfall secretly comes and meets the cave which makes this fall a must-watch in Nepal.Prices: Rs 30. Difficulty Level: High, reaching the fall is however tough. Best time to visit: Monsoon is the best time to visit.
If you are a strong Hindu believer, you wouldn’t miss the chance to visit Mahendra cave. The cave was named after Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev and has several stalactites and stalagmites along with a statue of Lord Shiva which attracts almost thousands of visitors every year. Highlights: You cn also visit the Bat Cave which lies on a ten minutes walking distance from this cave and is also an important tourist attraction. Location: Kaski district close to river Seti in Pokhara.Best time to visit: Avoid visiting this cave during monsoons, however it will be best if it could be done during October. Prices: Free of cost
Jangchub Choeling Monastery
The Jangchub Choeling Monastery in Pokhara was set up with the vision and support of the 14th Dalai Lama in the year 1987. At the present time, the monastery is home to about 250 nums who belong to various parts of India, Bhutan, Taiwan, Nepal, and South Korea. It is run as an educational institute that spreads knowledge in the field of philosophy, poetry, grammar, and many others. Visiting one of the most fascinating Pokhara tourist places, you will come across the intricate design elements on the walls of the monastery and various artworks as well.
Location: Baglung Rajmarg, Pokhara 33700, Nepal
Timing: Open 24 hours
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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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 spectacular at the base camp and got quiet good photos. Guide/Porter was very co-operating and helped us a lot while walking in the snow (as we did not had proper shoes to trek in snow :) )
The trek was really good, there’s lodges in the whole route , you can carry less for the trek, the view of trek is awesome , the guide and porter are helpful
The trek was exhilarating! Since we went during off-season/ monsoon season, it was not as crowded as every one told it generally is. We were just two women in our group, and the guide and porter were very helpful and friendly. However, we felt the communication could have been more proactive from the vendor agency. But the arrangements came together in the end, so no issues.
Thrillophilia's rating for difficulty level is apt. This trek is not for anyone who doesn't work out on a daily basis. But as the trek gets difficult, so do the rewards, in terms of the views.
Overall, it was everything I wanted and more, I loved the experience of the trek and had no difficulties along the way. I wanted a thrilling and difficult trek, full of breathtaking moments, filled with peace and quiet, so I got that and a sense of being close to heaven and the gods!
"Amazing experience overall"
Unbelievable experience!!! Oh goodness, I was so frightened but I made this. Once in a lifetime experience. I gave a full mark on this.
Nepal has it all being it spirituality, nature, adventure and history! It was fun visiting the summits for the sunrise early morning. The hotels were really comfortable which drained out all the tiredness of the day and freshens us every next morning. It was a fun a trip looking froward for more.
Though we usually travel on own but as it was a sudden plan it needed to perfectly made and executed so we opted for Thrillophilia, and it was on the best decisions we took in our travel history, as there wasn't anything we were worried about.
Very skillful pilot and very special experience. I won't be getting tired doing this adventure again and again. I wish I can have more days in this beautiful landscape.
A great experience I like it. No inconvenience at all. Very best transfers and value for money.
I had done this tour with my family, It was a good experience for us. you give a try on this you would like it definitely.
People Also Ask About Pokhara
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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