Pokhara is situated at about 827 meter from sea level. The magnificent city is located about 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu and can be reached both by aircraft as well as bus. The journey duration is 35 minutes and 5 hours respectively. As far as adventure trips are concerned, Pokhara is the next destination after Kathmandu.
Pokhara is often called the enchanting Himalayan valley with a heart of major actions and adventures.Among the attractions, nothing is as majestic as the Fewa (or Phewa) Lake. The lake is 1.5-kilometer long and second largest in Nepal. Fewa Lake offers an excellent view of the mountains and their reflections in the water. This picturesque place is a hot favorite among the honeymoon couple. There are as many as 8 different lakes in Pokhra and apart from Fewa Lake, Begnas and Rupa Lakes are the most serene. Both these lakes are located about 15 km from Pokhara and are ideal places for relaxation, boating and fishing.
Another spectacular sight in Pokhara is the sight of Annapurna range. This magnificent range stretching from west to east and looks beautiful in the glittering sunlight. Apart from that Seti Gandaki and Seti Gorge are other two important places to visit in Pokhara. The Seti Gandaki flows right through the city at places it runs completely underground. The best view of the river can be seen from the top of the Seti Gorge. Then you have Mahendra cave that is located about 10km north from downtown Pokhara. It is a natural site located across the Seti River.
Pokhara is also known for its Newari and Tibetan artifacts. No trip to Pokhara can be complete without buying Newari handicrafts items. Don’t forget to buy Tibetan carpet as well. The Newars have heavily contributed to the culture of Pokhra and that can be witnessed in its magnificent cuisines. Newari food is a must eat in Pokhra.
Days 01 : Arrival and transfer to Hotel.
Afternoon: Half-day sight seeing tour to Swayambhunath Stupa; the 2000 years old Buddhist monument on a small hillock, also popularly known as the Monkey temple.
Days 02 : Pokhara by flight or bus.
Days 03 : Sanagkot hike. Early morning, drive to half way of Sarangkot hill and from there 45 minutes hike to top of the hill. Enjoy sunrise and himalays view. Drive back to hotel and have breakfast in hotel. After breakfast, Pokhara city sightseeing ( Devi's fall, Old bazar, Phewa lake)
Days 04 : Departure transfer to airport for onward journey.
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Some More Places In Pokhara
The Barahi Temple is the most important monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the Center of Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protester deity representing the female force Shakti.
World Peace Pagoda
This pagoda is situated on the top of a hill on the southern shore of Phewa Lake. It has four images of Buddha facing in our directions. The pagoda is an impressive sight and its hilltop location commands great view. It is a great vantage point, which offers spectacular views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara city.
This famous Buddhist monastery is situated on the eastern part of Pokhara, on a hillock and one gets good view of the city from here. It was built by the Buddhist from Manang in 1960's. Manang is one of the most famous situated Annapurna Circuit trek. Images of Buddha and Padmasambhava are its major attractions. Moreover, beside this many monks reside here.
Just opposite of Devi's fall, on the other side of the road there is Gupteshwor Cave. This cave is popular for the different natural forms made from limestone deposits.
This is one of the oldest temples in Pokhara. Legend says that when Pokhara was a part of Kaski Kingdom, the main deity of the temple, Goddess Durga, was brought from India. Apart from the peace and tranquility that can be felt in this region, the premises of the temple offers a good view of the Himalaya on a clear day. The temple is in the area of the Bazaar; hence, a journey of the old bazaar can be combined with a visit to the temple.
The temple of Manakamana, a very popular pilgrimage in Nepal, is a temple of one of the manifestations of the Hindu goddess Bhagawati. Bhagawati is believed to have the power to fulfill your wishes. It is located 75km to east of Pokhara. A cable car takes travelers to Manakamana within 10-minutes from Kurintar (Cable Car spot).
Climate of Pokhara
Pokhara has a pleasant climate and can be visited any time of the year. Even during summer, the temperature does not rise above 30-32 degree Celsius. And as a rain begin, the temperature goes down considerably, cooling the valley.
Access to Pokhara
Pokhara is situated 200 kilometers west from Kathmandu and is well connected by road and also by air. Pokhara can be reached in 6 hours bus ride and just 30 minutes by Airplane from Kathmandu. And it is also connected with Indo-Nepal border. There is daily bus services from Pokhara to Indian border of kakarvitta in the east, Birjung, Biratnagar and Sunauli in the middle part, Nepaljung and Mahendra Nagar in the west.
Caves and Water Falls in Pokhara
Pokhara is famous for limestone caves such as Mahendra Cave, Gupteshwar Mahadev and others. Davis Fall is the most famous water fall in Pokhara, which comes to its gushing best just before disappearing underground.
Mountains and Hills in Pokhara
Like the artificial painting from east to west, the breathtaking views of the world famous Himalayan ranges of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and other appear so close as to make you feel that you can almost touch them. Sarankot, Kaskikot, Kalikasthan, Bharat Pokhari and the Pumdi Bhumdi Hills commands beautiful views of the valley and the mountains. The places are also vantage points to view sunrise and sunsets over the majestic Himalayan peaks.
Lakes and Rivers in Pokhara
Pokhara is also known as lake city. There are seven famous lakes - Phewa or Fewa, Begnas and Rupa being the most well known ones. The glacial river Seti, flows right through the heart of the Pokhara valley and goes completely underground at certain.