Day 5 was my day of facing my fear. My fear of heights. It had rained very hard the whole of last night so we received a message from the paragliding company that they might have to cancel the flight. Secretly I was very happy about it. I registered but it didn't come through because of the weather. Yes, no one could blame me now for being a wimp but then things panned out differently. We went to the paragliding office at the designated time and they said the weather condition has improved so the flight is on. Damn! My heart drowned. I put up a brave face and hopped on to the car with a few other passengers and the pilots. Once we reached atop the valley (from where we had to take off) we were informed that we will be given enough time to prepare ourselves mentally however my pilot (Patrick from France) decided that we will be the first ones to jump as the wind was strong and the weather could get worse so he didn't want to waste any time and started preparing for the jump. I froze. Patrick started harnessing me and asked me to run as fast as possible when we hit the edge of the valley. I literally froze at the edge but it was too late by then. I was pushed by my pilot and within the next five seconds I was flying with the birds in the middle of that ravishingly green valley. I felt liberated. I felt happy. I was so numb with happiness that I couldn't react. I just surrendered myself to that moment of unbelievable happiness.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Pokhara is from December to March
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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.
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.
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!
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.
Tashiling Tibetan settlement
Pokhara is home to four Tibetan Refugee Settlements. Tashiling in the south and Tashi Palkheil (near the Devi's Fall) in the north of Pokhara valley are inhabited by residents who earn a living by producing and trading in Tibetan carpets and other handicrafts. Jampaling and Paljorling are two settlements established for the rehabilitation of people from the Mustang guerrilla force.
International Mountain Museum
Later in afternoon, visit the International Mountain Museum and Tibetan Refugee Settlement. The International Mountain Museum (IMM) was established with the theme 'Man, Mountain and Mountain activities around the world'. It has three main exhibition halls - Hall of the Great Himalaya, Hall of Fame and the Hall of World Mountains and showcases historical documents, records and chronicles on mountaineering as well as displays the history, culture, geology, flora and fauna of the Himalayas.Request A Call Back