While Pokhara is the ultimate starting point for all the major trekking destinations in Nepal, it is more than just that. The things you will find in Pokhara will truly amaze you. From calm evenings to super happening night life, from breezy hillpoints to adventure sports with the best adrenelin rush, Pokhara has it all. Here are five things you can do in Pokhara to make your trip to Nepal memorable:
Pokhara offers a great range of adventure activities such as paragliding, white water rafting, bungee jumping and zip-lining that bring you a real adrenaline rush. Paragliding is by far the most common of these choices in Pokhara and enables you to travel over the lake with breathtaking Himalayan views. It’s even been said to be the best paragliding in the world. With the greatest of adventure activities, Pokhara truly lives up to its name, ‘The adventure capital of Nepal’.
Sarangkot is Pokhara’s finest view point to watch sunrises and sunsets. It offers the best panoramic views of Annapurna and other ranges, Pokhara valley, the Phewa lake and Seti river valley and the hills surrounding the valley. A visit to Sarangkot is a must while in Pokhara. From this point, the scenic view of the Annapurna region is mind-blowing.
Stroll around the Phewa lakeside
Phewa Tal is the focal point of the travelers in Pokhara and is Nepal’s second largest lake. The steep southwestern shore is heavily forested and alive with birdlife, as opposed to Lakeside’s gaudy tourist development. Take a day wandering around the shore of Phewa, chill and enjoy amazing views of the mountain ranges surrounding the valley. You can also hire a boat trip from the beautiful Phewa Lake and visit the Tal Barahi temple on the center of the lake. The lakeside comes alive in the evenings with vibrant lights and people.
Visit the International Mountain Museum
The International Mountain Museum in Pokhara is one of the places you must check out in Pokhara. This expansive museum is devoted to Nepal’s mountains, the ascending of mountaineers and the people calling the Himalayas their home. Inside, you can see initial equipment from many of the first ascents to the Himalayas, as well as displays of Himalayan culture, ecology, geology, and flora and fauna. Get inspired to go on an epic trek to the Himalayas with this trip.
Try Local Food
Nepal’s local cuisine is something you should definitely try out in Pokhara. Do not forget to try out the momos (flour dough filled with meat and spices), the sekuwa lamb (roasted in a wood-fired oven with natural herbs and other spices) or the simplistic yet delicious dal bhat (a lentil soup followed by beans, vegetables and chapati). Moreover, you will find plenty of restaurants around the lakeside that serve amazing cuisines from all over the world.
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