What To Do In And Around Pokhara

Pokhara is a lovely, medium-sized laidback town in the west of Nepal. It is a 6 to 8 hour drive, or a 30 minute flight from Kathmandu. It is the entry and exit point for the majority of the treks in the Annapurna region and one of the favourite tourist destinations for Nepali people themselves.

The town has great close-up views of the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges, as well as the beautiful and tranquil Phewa Lake, which is surrounded by lush green hills covered with subtropical vegetation. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes where to relax by the water, the perfect combination of tranquillity and liveliness.

When you aren’t soaking in the serenity of this place, there are plenty of activities to choose from.

Hike or drive to one of the many viewpoints and admire the mighty Himalayas, which seem almost within reach. Boat riding or paddle boarding on Phewa Lake are also options. Alternatively, visit the World Peace Pagoda, indulge in a well deserved massage in one of the many spas, do some shopping while strolling around Lakeside, or visit the temples and monasteries in the valley.

If you are an adventure lover, Pokhara is your dreamland, offering an incredible array of choices. With its incredible mountain views and stable thermals, Pokhara is considered one of the best spots in the world for paragliding. So if you are up to some fun time, this is an experience you shouldn’t miss. Pokhara’s zip flyer is the steepest, longest and arguably most panoramic zip flyer in the world. And it doesn’t end here, as bungee jumping, rafting, canyoning, ultra flights and many more experiences await you.

So no matter which kind of traveller you are, Pokhara will surely be one of the highlights of your trip to Nepal. Here are the optional activities we can organise during your stay:

  • A full day guided tour of the Pokhara valley. We will start by heading to Sarangkot hilltop for some magical sunrise views of the Himalayas. We will then visit Devi’s Fall, a beautiful waterfall particularly spectacular after the rainy season, and the holy Gupteshor Mahadev Gupha, a cave temple. We will then hike to the World Peace Stupa, a 40m tall Buddhist stupa with incredible views of Phewa Lake and the mighty Himalayan ranges. The day will finish with a relaxing boat ride on Phewa Lake at sunset.
  • A half-day adventure package, which includes bungee jumping and a ride on the longest and steepest zip flyer in the world, with splendid views of the Himalayas.
  • The once in a lifetime experience of a breathtaking helicopter flight to the majestic mountain amphitheatre of Annapurna Base Camp.
  • A spectacular ultralight flight and go high up in the sky for incredible views of the Himalayas and of Phewa Lake.
  • A magical paragliding tandem flight from one of the best spots in the world.

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