Must Things To Do in Pokhara
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp from Pokhara
Climbing onto this adventure is one of the best things to do in Pokhara and people from various corners of the world visit here to experience this. You need to book for hiking in advance and also follow the environmental and local cultures while you are there.
Activity Location: HighGround Adventures Nepal, Lakeside Road, Pokhara, Nepal
Start Point/End Point: Lakeside Office
Age Limit: Min. 13 Years
Weight Range: 35-110 Kgs only
Transfers included: To &From Lakeside office)
Activity Timings: 11 AM- 3 PM (Activity total Time: 20-25 Mins ) 4 Sec. Fall Time
Batch size- 1 to 15 people
About Bungee Jumping in Nepal:
Located in central Nepal, this quaint city is settled on the Phewa lake and is famed as the gateway to the Annapurna Circuit which is the entrance to the Himalayas. Owning a number of high peaks, bungee jumping in Pokhara becomes a worth-trying activity. From the serene temples to the tranquil yoga centers, this place has a whole platter of all of it. Apart from being located on an elevation of 1,400 m above sea level, it also has a Mountain museum where you can take a deep insight into the lives of mountaineers.
Witness The Sunrise at Sarangkot
This village is also known for paragliding and providing a spectacular view of Himalayan peaks such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna II, Lamjung, and the triangular peak of Machhapuchhare.
Location: Ward 18 of Pokhara, Kaski District, Nepal.
Timing: 6:00 to 7:00 AM
Boating in Phewa Lake
You can choose to hire a rower or to make this experience even more thrilling, you can opt to row it by yourself. Boating in Phewa lake is an extremely surreal experience, especially during the sunset.
Timing: 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm.
Price: Rates of boating start at Rs 500 per hour with a boatman, or Rs 450 per hour if you paddle yourself and you should rent a Lifejackets at Rs 10
Visit Devi's Fall
Prices: Rs 30.
Difficulty Level: High, reaching the fall is however tough.
Best time to visit: Monsoon is the best time to visit.
Marvel at Pokhara Shanti Stupa
Highlights: This trek allows you to have a full view of Phewa Lake and some of the most gigantic mountains too.
Best time to visit: September to November.
Difficulty Level: Easy, even the children can do this trek.
Seek Blessings at Bindhyabasini Temple
Highlights: It is one of the foremost Shaktipiths of western Nepal and all the rituals are strictly followed as per the Hindu culture. If you are lucky enough you can get a chance to witness a nice Nepalese wedding.
Location: Pokhara-Baglung Highway.
Price: Entry is free.
Best months to visit: October
Check Out the International Mountain Museum
Highlights: You can check out the records of several mountaineers like Mr Herzog. It is however one of the must visit place when you are in Pokhara.
Price: Rs 250
Best time to visit: October.
Difficulty Level: Easy.
Seti River Rafting
Seti River is one of the most beautiful rivers in Nepal with gushing string of white waters. It is also said to be one of the warmest rivers. Rafting in Seti River is a thrilling adventure that will never let the excitement fade away.
With every turn the scenic beauty of the valley surrounding the river will leave you in awe and at the same time the water will take you on a bumpy ride that will keep the thrill high. It is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Pokhara.
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 90 Minutes
Price: Starts from INR 3180
Go to Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
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.
Visit Chameri Gufa
Walking inside the cave is a spooky yet exciting experience in itself. It has a single entry and single exit which is extremely narrow and will require climbing by the end.
Location: Pokhara 33700, Nepal
Price: INR 300
Timing: 9 am–6 pm
Pray at Barahi Temple
You can absorb in beautiful scenery which will make you feel that Nepal has a lot to offer. Just soak yourself in the extreme quietness of the place. You can hire your own boat and reach this temple too.
Best time to visit: February, October, November and December.
Location: It is located in Pokhara , Pincode - 33700.
Price: Rs 510.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Explore Annapurna Butterfly Museum
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.
Stroll around Begnas Lake
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.
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.
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
Adventure Things to Do in Pokhara
Pokhara is renowned worldwide for its mesmerizing paragliding site and without a doubt, makes for one of the best sites to enjoy the thrilling activity of paragliding. Upon taking a flight, you will witness towering mountain range on one side and a beautiful lake on the other. The view from the top will render you speechless. Imagine the thrill and excitement while gliding over the lake. To add to this, the glider lands just beside the lake which makes this whole experience more delightful. The Paragliding experience is unforgettable and is one of the most popular things to do in Pokhara.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Duration: 25 Minutes Approximately
Price: Starts from INR 7000
Experience the Ultralight Flight
Imagine flying in an ultralight aircraft soaring through the clouds and savouring a bird’s eye view of the Pokhara Valley. During the flight, the views of snow clad mountain ranges like Annapurna, Machhapuchchhre, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri etc. can be witnessed from a close distance which will astonish you.
The glimpses of green lush valley, verdant meadows, dense forests, quaint villages of Nepal and the scenic Lake Phewa are a treat for your eyes. This thrilling activity is once in a lifetime experience and you will cherish these moments forever.
Duration: The duration of the flight varies from 15 minutes to 90 minutes depending upon the package you choose.
Price: Starts from INR 7500
Get ready to jump from the height of 13,000 feet to one of the most beautiful landscapes you will ever see. Skydiving is a thrilling experience that will make your heart beat faster and at the same time will leave you amazed while you fly above the clouds and fall into the lap of nature.
The whole experience is captured via a GoPro so that you can relive the whole thrilling adventure again. The drop zone is at Pame Lauruk, wide grassland surrounded by hills which is just 11 km northward from the emerald lake Phewa.
Skydiving is a wonderful treat that you can give to yourself when you visit Pokhara to keep your adrenaline rushing.
Duration: No information
Price: Tandem jump starts from INR 25,000 whereas solo jump starts from INR 10,500
Zip Flyer in Pokhara is undeniably one of the most extreme zip lines in the whole wide world. It is the longest, the tallest and the steepest zipline with a length of 1.8km, an incline of 56 degrees and a vertical drop of 600 meters. You will be taking a flight at a speed of 120 km per hour above the verdant vegetation and lush green forest and in front of you will be the snow clad towering mountains of the Himalayas.
This adventurous ride will surely give you lifelong memories. It is among the best things to do in Pokhara that one should not miss out on.
Duration: 2 Minutes
Price: Starts from INR 5200
Pokhara is a perfect place to enjoy Kayaking in warm and scenic Seti River. The surrounding aura and the beauty of the valley Pokhara makes the whole experience stunning. Enjoy your day kayaking amidst the green valley, beautiful hills, cascading waterfalls, suspension brides and white sandy beach in the volatile white waters of Seti.
This adventurous and exciting ride in the middle of the river will give you the right dose of thrill. During kayaking, you will also come across various species of birds alongside the river. This is a perfect adventure for someone willing to taste some action in the lap of nature.
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 90 Minutes
Price: Starts from INR 4200
The Thulakot Hill Pokhara serves a breathtaking view from where you can enjoy the charming scenic beauty of Nepal. If you are in Nepal and you wish to experience some real adventure, then Pokhara is the right place which contains popular destinations such as Sarangkot, Peace Stupa, etc and is famous for hikes such as Annapurna Base Camp, Mardi Himal, Upper Mustang, Khopra Danda, Ghorepani poon hill and many other.
About the Pokhara Thulakot Hill Day Hike:
The Pokhara Thulakot Hill Day Hike package lets you grasp the stunning views of Annapurna ranges. Witness the best viewpoint in Pokhara and experience the unchanged mountain lifestyle of the location. The day hike also takes you to the Begnas Lake which is a major highlight of the package. The lake location lets you gather immense peace, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
You shall be accompanied with the assistance of an experienced and professional guide throughout the tour. Also, the package provides you with comfortable transportation along with delicious lunch. The package ensures maximum safety by providing medical supplies and gives you a map to let you get an overall idea of the location.
Know Before You Go:
Pick up/Drop off: Hotel/Place of accommodation in Pokhara
Type of transfer: Shared
Tour Duration: 5 hours
Starting Time: 08:00 AM
Pokhara in Nepal offers the absolute blend of adventure fun and peace and presents the visitors with great travel goals that they can meet with the wide range of fun-filled activities. Ziplining and Hot Air Balloon are such two activities in Nepal that are worth to be encountered if you are in Nepal and wish to explore the thrilling aspect of the territory. We have come up with the blend of such two activities that would let you experience the most adventurous trip of your life without any inconvenience or extra time consumption. This combo is devised to let you experience the thrilling side of Nepal and encounter magnificent moments with loved ones.
About the Activity:
The combination of Ziplining and Hot Air Ballooning in Nepal has been initiated to let the participants experience both peace and adventure at the same time. The combination of both the activities would surely let you go back home with unlimited memories.
With the package, you get the opportunity to fly 700m above the Pokhara city and the Fewa lake with the Hot Air Ballooning session. Get glimpses of the panoramic view of mountains like Annapurna range, the Fishtail (Machhapuchhre), Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal, lakes, forests, and the valley. Witness unbelievable scenic beauty when you land on the bank of the Mardi River.
In addition, experience a great zip lining session where you get zipped from the hill on a cable of 5000 feet above sea level and enjoy a view of the Pokhara valley and grab the view of the impressive scenery of Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri and other mountains ranges. Fly high amidst the clouds and avail the opportunity to encounter a once in a lifetime experience.
This activity assures the utmost safety of the participants and is performed under the supervision of the trained jumpmasters so that the safety is taken care of. The package is also inclusive of convenient transportation in order to enhance your experience with us. The package also includes all taxes and fees and provides you with a high ground T-shirt. The combo also includes an informative ride briefing session about the activities ride.
Note: Maximum number of persons who can book the package is 20.
If you are willing to step beyond the usual and indulge in some serious adventure in Pokhara, Canyoning is the way to go. The activity can be availed in Ghalel Village, just a ride of 1 hour away from Pokhara city center. In this activity, you get to climb down a canyon while a plunging stream of water makes things all the more challenging for you.
The site offering this wet and wild adventure I surrounded with untouched forest area.
The activity is organized and managed by well-trained staff that will ensure you stay safe while confronting your fears of water and height.
Price: Starts from INR 6,200 per person
Highlights: Pokhara mountain bike adventure will show you all the trails which you might not seen before that will truly leave you inspired. However you can also go for the Kathmandu valley which is an equally adventurous spot.
Best time to visit: February and April are one of the best.
Difficulty Level: High, this is indeed a vary dangerous activity and should only be tried after an regress training
Highlights: Sarangkot is the place for these flights to take off for all the hang gliding experiences. You can simply have a majestic view of monasteries, temples, and mountains.
Best time to visit: November and December.
Difficulty Level: High, weather is an important consideration for hang gliding and many professionals say that hang gliding is more about the attitude than the skill sets.
Prices: Rs 9000
Difficulty Level: High, for your safety there is a trained professional who will accompany you.
Price: If you want a basic 5 day course it will be of Rs 30,000.
Best months: October through May.
Other Things to Do in Pokhara
Visit Old Bazaar
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
Gurkha Memorial Museum
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.
Dine-in at Juicery Café
They say that most of the ingredients are grown by organic methods in the cafe's garden. Once you eat there, you'll want to dine-in at Juicery every day on your visit to Pokhara.
Location: opposite 3 sisters guesthouse Street No. 22A Bangladi, 33700, Nepal
Timing: 7:30 am to 10 pm
Visit Seti Gandaki
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 3180 per person.
Visit Mahendra Cave
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
Shree Gaden Dhargay Ling Monastery
Highlights: A specialized form of chanting by the monks which allows them to produce multiple pitches.
Prices: Entry is free.
Best time to visit: October.
Shopping at Tibetan Mini Market
It is located at the Lakeside road and alongside water flows the abundance of crafts that you may want to buy. You'll also find best-selling books, Cashmere, Pashmina, Shirts, and overalls at extremely decent prices. Every seller in this market is not a normal salesman, but refugees or their families. Every piece of rug, textiles, and artifact has a different story of its own.
From the famous Mudra Yoga studio to the Holy garden to the Om family, there are many Yoga studios in Pokhara. People usually come here for Yoga retreats or take memberships for learning Yoga for months. You can learn different kinds of Yoga, meditation, and various other energetic therapies.
Pray at Tal Varahi
Timing: 5 AM to 7 PM
Price: 30 INR
Visit Tibetan Refugee Camp
You may also witness masked dance performances that are held while the monks chant. Also, you can visit these camps during the time of Tibetan New year around January and February to experience the real Tibetan essence and culture.