Pokhara travel guide


Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna Circuit, is a well-known city on Lake Fewa. Second largest city of Nepal after Kathmandu, Pokhara offers spectacular views of Annapurna mountain ranges. Pokhara act as a perfect antidote after experiencing chaos of Kathmandu. Pokhara offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Forget your sorrows and create moments of life worth remembering in the beautiful city of lakes and caves. Lake side of Pokhara offers several modern restaurants and night clubs. The city caters to tourists of every genre.





 





Sarangkot


Sarangkot, a small town near Pokhara is located near the Annapurna Himalayas in Northcentral Nepal, 6993 meters above sea level (22,943 feet). The popular destination is located on the outskirts of Pokhara, afar from the city hustle and bustle. Sarangkot is a popular destination for sunrise and sunset views because of its breathtaking panoramic view of the Annapurna Himalayan mountain range. The location presents the jaw-dropping panoramic view of Annapurna Mountain ranges, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri range, and Manaslu. Machapuchre, also known as "Fishtail Mountain," can be seen from Sarangkot. In Hinduism, Fish Tail Mountain is a sacred peak associated with Lord Shiva.


The location also serves as a launchpad for paragliding. Professional and experienced pilots conduct the flights. Request extra spins while in the air if you have a big heart for that thrilling experience.



Paragliding landing destination by Phewa lake in Pokhara
Paragliding




Nepali man packs parachute after paragliding flight in Pokhara.
Parachute ride over
 


Pokhara Lakeside


Locals celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights, with enthusiasm was a pleasant surprise.

The entire town of Pokhara came alive, especially in the evening. Rangoli designs were created by the children using a variety of colors and candles. I felt at ease in the lively environment. I felt at home.



 


International Mountain Museum

Pokhara's International Mountain Museum is a must-see attraction for every traveler. The museum showcases the preserved history of the mountains and mountaineering together with all its values and mysteries.

Moreover, you can see the record and document of the lifestyle, tradition, and culture of the Sherpa community along with the past and present development in Mountaineering activities in general.


Inside view of International Mountain Museum in Pokhara.
International Mountain Museum

View of Machapuchare and other Annapurna mountain ranges in the Himalayas in Nepal.
Annapurna range from the museum

 


Pokhara Airport


View of Annapurna mountain ranges in the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal from the Pokhara airport.
View of Machapuchare from the Pokhara airport
 


Fewa Lake Enjoy the tranquility of the freshwater lake while taking a sunset boat ride. The majestic panoramic view of Pokhara, Lake Fewa, To get a sense of the lake's vibe, take a boat ride, especially during sunset hours.


Colorful boats waiting for the visitors in Phewa lake on a sunny day in Pokhara.
Colorful boats in Phewa lake.




Tal Barahi temple

Tal Barahi temple on Phewa lake in Pokhara
Tal Barahi temple

Tal Barahi temple view
Temple view

 


Countryside

Wander around, take the bus, and get a taste of Nepal's rustic countryside.

Village homes with green trees around in Pokhara
Pokhara countryside


 


Shanti Stupa


World Peace Pagoda also known as Shanti Stupa, offers breathtaking view of the Pokhara valley. The active hikers can choose to hike up to the Stupa from fewa Lake. You can also drive up to the base of Stupa and climb a 10 minutes staircase.