The crown of Pokhara. The little valley of Pokhara is a glimpse of Europe. The clean city on the bank of the blue waters of the lake. Surrounded on one side by lush green forests, home of the leopard and on the other side by snow capped peaks! Not to mention the cosy cafe and food joints! As if all this is not enough you get wine at NPR 150 in the happy hours with free popcorn!!
Once again, commands one of the best views during the trek ( if you have clear view that is ! ). The macchapucchre ( meaning fish tail ) peak looks awesome from here ! The Tadapani to Ghandruk descent also has pretty good views for that matter, so your indulgence continues well into the 4th day as well !
Tilicho lake is the lake situated in the highest altitude in the world. It is 4,919 m high in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas in Manang district of Nepal. Anyone attempting to do the Annapurna Circuit route usually cross these watersheds between Manang and Kali Gandaki valleys above the 5,000 meters high Thorong La pass. Various lodges have been built between Manang and the Lake, but there aren’t any accommodation sites or even teahouses past the Tilicho Base Camp lodge. Tilicho Lake and the trek as a whole is a very revitalizing experience, yet a very demanding and an extremely adventurous terrain, not meant for everyone, only the adventure junkies so-to-say.
Pokhara is famous for wonderful views of the Himalayas and its snow-fed lakes. Pokhara’s bewitching beauty has been the subject of many travel writers. Its pristine air, spectacular backdrop of snowy peaks, serene lakes and surrounding greenery make it ‘the jewel in the Himalaya’, a place of remarkable natural beauty. With the magnificent Annapurna range forming the backdrop and the serenity of three major lakes – Phewa, Rupa and Begnas – Pokhara is the ultimate destination for relaxation. Pokhara Valley, gateway to the Annapurna region where many a trekker finds his Shangri-la, sits high on the list of ‘must visit’ places in Nepal.
Mount Kailash is one of the highest part of Himalayas. The mountains are dry and it is one of the most important pilgrim site for the devotees where every year thousand of people come here. They walk on foot and it takes almost 3 days to complete the journey. The distance is of 53 km and the unique thing is that hindus and buddhist walk in the clockwise direction whereas the jain walk in the anticlockwise direction.
The Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath dominates the skyline. The ancient Stupa is one of the largest in the world. The influx of large populations of refugees from Tibet has seen the construction of over 50 Tibetan Gompas (Monasteries) around Boudhanath. As of 1979, Boudhanath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along with Swayambhunath, it is one of the most popular tourist sites in the Kathmandu area.
Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
The inside of the cave is slippery and you must mind your steps. In the tourist season a rush is not unexpected. However the walk is worth taking since at the end you get to see the amazing view of daylight streaming in through an elongated natural crack which is the other side of a waterfall!
Manaslu Trek is an adrenaline filled trail. It gets riskier as it passes through gorges that are narrower and covers landscape that is more dramatic, at times converging to just a few meters wide as steep cliffs rise up on either side. En route are amazing lakes, waterfalls, Buddhist monasteries and Tibetan villages. The inhabitants of these villages are direct descendants of the Tibetan Immigrants and thus their dressing, language and culture is purely Tibetan. It runs parallel to the Annapurna Circuit but is much quieter and less crowded. In fact, some trekkers call this the new Annapurna Circuit.
Paragliding is one of the must-do activities in Nepal, especially while at Pokhara. Paragliding in Nepal provides high adrenaline fun with the stunning view of the Himalayan range. The activity can be undertaken solely if a professional license holder and with a professional partner in a tandem flight for other normal travelers. We offer several Paragliding packages as per the guest's interest such as Cloud Buster, Cross Country, Acrobatic Flying, etc. Also, Parahawking, a term referred to as Paragliding along with the trained birds of prey such as hawks and vultures, is a special experience to be had.
Pokhra is a beautiful hill station in Nepal. We landed in Kathmandu on 3rd Sept. We hired a taxi from Kathmandu to Pokhra. It takes 6-7 hrs to reach. We stay at Trek-o-Tel hotel. It was very close to Pehwa lake also known as Pokhra lake. The view of lake from my hotel room was awesome. I took the Indian Thali in my dinner. Next day on 4th oct. we went for trekking at Sarangkot. From the top of Sarangkot, I saw the beautiful mountains covered with snow. At 5 AM we saw the Sun coming from behind the hill. It was amazing. Then we saw Devi fall, Caves, temples etc. At evening we went for boating in Pehwa lake.