Suresh Lamsal |Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. Many tourists visit Pokhara Valley to see the Himalayan range , Adventure Trekking to Himalayas and enjoy with lakes. Pokhara Valley is the second-largest valley in the hilly region of Nepal .It lies in the western part of the Nepal. The cities of Pokhara and Lekhnath are in the valley. It is located in the Gandaki Zone . 200 kilometres west of Kathmandu Valley. The city of Pokhara is one of the major cities of Nepal, and like Kathmandu Valley.
Despite being a comparatively smaller valley than Kathmandu, its geography varies dramatically within just few kilometres from north to south. The altitude varies from 827 metres (2,713 feet) in the southern part to 1,740 metres (5,710 feet) in the north. Additionally, the Annapurna Range with three out of the ten highest mountains in the world — Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manaslu are within approximately 15 – 35 miles of the valley.Due to its proximity to the Annapurna mountain range, the city is also a base for trekkers undertaking the Annapurna Circuit through the ACAP region of the Annapurna ranges in the Himalayas.
Pokhara is also famous for boating, trekking to the Himalaya, Hiking, White Water rafting, Sightseeing tours, Sunrise tours, Culture tours, Adventure Sports, Paragliding, Bungee Jumping , like rafting, canoeing and bungee jumping.
Every tourist who comes to Nepal, definitely visits Pokhara too. There are a lot of things to do in Pokhara .It is also called city of Lakes or sometime wit h love we say city of natural beauty.Pokhara valley is the ‘Jewel of the mid-west’, second major tourist sport in Nepal but the favorite of tourists from around the globe.
Places to See in Pokhara Nepal
Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
International Mountain Museum
Seti River Gorge
World Peace Pagoda
Sarangkot Sunrise Point
Fewa lake / Begnas Lake
Bindhaya Bashini Temple
Tibetain Refugee Settlement
How to Get POKHARA
The easier and quicker means of reaching Pokhara is to fly out from Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. Flying on a clear day gives one the thrill of catching an incredible panoramic views of the snow-capped beautiful mountains that stretch from east to west of Nepal’s boundary with Tibet. The changing landscape from the icy Himalaya in the north to the rich green Mountain range to the south and the sweltering sub-tropical jungles in the plains make this flight fascinating. Pokhara lies 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. It is the starting point for most of the treks in the Annapurna range area. If you want to go Pokhara from Kathmandu by air then it takes only 25 to 30 minutes by flight from Tribhuwan International Airport. It’s your decision that how to go Pokhara from Kathmandu. Getting to your destination is the objective but even the journey between these two famed cities is part of the Pokhara experience.
Transport Bus / Car / Van
If you think about going Pokhara by road then it will better to enjoy the road trip from Kathmandu to Pokhara either on regular deluxe Bus drive which will get on Buspark of Kathmandu or can hire a private car / Jeep / Van . Regular deluxe Bus or private hired car driver will fulfil your destination from Kathmandu to Pokhara ,Chitwan to Pokhara or Lumbini to Pokhara . Pokhara is linked by Air and by road from Kathmandu and the Indian some border like Sunauli. If you want to go Pokhara from Kathmandu by road then it takes six to seven hours by car.