Pokhara's beauty is best expressed in poetry, yet even a thousand odes wouldn't suffice. It is the perfect place to relax and soak in the views of snow-capped mountains and the meandering river. For those who find solace in adventure sports, Pokhara is just the right place. Despite being home to a number of fancy hotels, it is simple and as laid-back as it could possibly be. Interestingly, this little escape is also the gateway to some of the finest treks in the world.
Pokhara is arguably the most beautiful city of Nepal. The main attraction of this city is Fewa Lake . A beautiful lake on the foot of Annapurna Range .On a clear shiny day one could get the most beautiful scene of Annapurna Range's shadow in the lake's water. Apart from lake visitable places are :-
1) World Peace Pagoda
2) Davis Fall
3) Gupteshwar Mahadev Cave
4) Exquisite Nepali and Chinese cuisine.
The final day of the Royal Trek begins with quick descending climb down to Bhirchowk. From Bhirchowk, we tread along the jungle trail down to Talbesi via newly constructed Rupakot Resort. Couple of hours trek brings us to Khola Chheu from where we will be escorted back to Pokhara.
Pokhara is the second largest city of Nepal. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. Three out of the ten highest mountains in the world — Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manaslu — are situated within 30 miles (linear distance) of the city, so that the northern skyline of the city offers a very close view of the Himalayas. Pokhara valley is rich in water sources. There are many lakes there. One lake which we surely suggest you should not miss is Phewa or Fewa lake.
Pokhara is around 200 Km from Lumbini. The road for Pokhara is mountain trail but the roads are well built with few bad patches in case of landslides. The ride was mesmerizing with river on one Side and mountains on other.As we had started after lunch, we continued late in the evening and in the night we reached to ‘Pokhara’.
Late in the night at around 12 am, we got into ‘Lake Peace’ hotel. This hotel was away from the heart of the city, as we reached really late but in case you would like to stay in Pokhara , we suggest lake view road which offers many hotel options.
#Food at Pokhara
Lunch at ‘don’t pass by me’ restaurant where the food was good, the location was nice with a lake view
Dinner at a Korean restaurant called Apple café can be found near Gorakha museum.
On lake view road, you could chillax at Blue café which offers live music and happening crowd.The city also offers many dance bars, though I would suggest, you should go there only to have a hearty laugh.
Day in Pokhara
Places to see in Pokhara
Bullet base camp
#Bullet base camp
It’s located on Mansawar road. To our dismay,it was closed as its owner from Holland had gone back to his country.
Post breakfast, we left for Pokhara as we decided to roam the all of Kathmandu on return. Hence,we took a picturesque drive to the enchanting city of Pokhara. On arrival, checked into our hotel Hotel Landmark. The rest of the evening was left to enjoy the serenity and magnificence of the Himalayas or enjoy a leisurely walk around the serene Phewa Lake.
Early next morning took an excursion trip to Sarangkot for sunrise. After breakfast, enjoyed a half day visit to Bindabasini Temple, Gupteshwar Cave & Davis Falls followed by a boat ride on Lake Phewa.
Evening at around 6 pm we came to our rooms and were getting ready to leave for Kathmandu, the next morning.