Pokhara is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal and is known as its tourism capital as well.
Situated on the lap of mount Fishtail and banked on the Shore of Fewa Lake, Pokhara offers an immense natural beauty.
The sight of the reflection of the snow-capped mountains on Fewa Lake is more than enough to calm anyone’s soul.
It is surrounded by beautiful green hills in each direction; leading to the formation of hill stations of their own kind.
The gateway to Annapurna and Mustang is not only popular for the natural scenery, but also for different outdoor activities. It is home to almost all the activities available around the world. Let us go through some of the most fascinating activities in Pokhara;
Pokhara is absolutely heaven for Mountain biking, as the valley is lapped in between craggy mountains.
Magnificent mountains, amazing villages, jaw-dropping landscapes, and several Lakes, make Pokhara one of the finest places for biking.
It offers a wide range of choices for mountain biking or cycling. Novice to professional riders can choose from easy to tough destinations according to their ability, skill, and courage.
The popular mountain biking destinations in and around Pokhara are:
- Biking to Sarangkot
- Mountain Biking Around the lake via stupa
- Kalikasthan/Royal Trek
- Begnas Lake mountain biking
- Dhampus and Australian Camp and many more
Paragliding is one of the most recognized adventure sports in Nepal. And Pokhara’s Sarangkot is the perfect destination for that. The top Para-gliders all over the world rank Sarangkot as the best place for Paragliding.
While you glide up in the air, you will be mesmerized by the stunning views of the Mountain ranges above 8000m and an amazing view of the Fewa Lake, the Seti River, and the city. You can do paragliding almost all the months of the year except the monsoon. The best seasons for paragliding are March, April, May, September, October, and November as the days remain clearer.
Bungee Jumping sounds like a thrilling adventure, Huh! Well, the Bungee jumping in Pokhara is the first Tower Bungee in Nepal. The 70 m jump is 20 minutes drive north of Lakeside. The jumping location offers incredible views of the snow-capped mountains, river, and lush green hills. If you are really hungry for extreme adventure then you can combine a Zip Line ride with Bungee. First, do the world’s fastest and steepest Zip Line and then Bungee.
As already mentioned, Pokhara is lapped in between the hills on all sides, there is plenty of opportunity for day hikes or short trekking. It doesn’t take a long time to get out of the valley for a wonderful hike. Trekking to each of the hills offers incredible views of the mountains, cascading fields, and an amazing cultural experience. Almost all the destinations are well catered with homestays and guest houses. So, you don’t actually need to bother about anything, just grab your bag and go for an extremely beautiful experience.
It is one of the most popular activities in Pokhara. Rowing to the little island in the middle of the lake, where one of the most ancient temples of Pokhara is situated makes anyone feel wow! The reflection of the Annapurna range and mount Fishtail on the Fewa Lake creates a lifelong memory. These days several new styles of boating have been introduced in Fewa Lake, like stand paddling, Paddle boats, and many more. But amongst them, a rowing boat is ancient and more popular to explore every nook and corner.
There are several ways to utilize your time in Pokhara. Among them, sightseeing is the best option to get the opportunity to know a bit about this little valley. Devi’s fall is one of the renowned waterfalls on the southern part of Lakeside.
As you go, on the opposite side of the fall (further south) there lies one of the biggest caves in South Asia, and is known as Gupteswor Mahadev cave. Besides these, there are several attractions like Mountain Museum, Bat cave, Mahendra Cave, Cultural Museum, Begnas Lake, and many more. Sparing a day’s time is enough to explore all these sights and it is worthwhile.
Canyoning is a must-try adrenaline sport for those, who want to challenge their limits. It involves descending down a series of waterfalls. It is not just a sport, but an opportunity to explore one’s mental, and physical strength. The location of the canyoning is in the north, just an hour’s drive from the main town of Pokhara. Yet the drive will be more fun as you will be rewarded with an amazing sight of the towering mountains and the Seti River.
Besides, all those activities briefly described above, Rafting is also an equally popular activity. The Upper Seti offers a lifetime experience. The half-day rafting is really scenic and awe-inspiring. You will get a view of the Annapurna mountain range while paddling on the clean water that comes from the Himalayas.
These days, horseback riding is gaining fame among local and international travelers. The horseback riding starts from Lakeside and leads the trail to the Sarangkot view tower and Stupa as per your itinerary. Almost all the trail leads you to the splendid view of the mountain range and vibrant villages. Probably, it is the best way to explore and experience the surroundings of Pokhara.
Pokhara reserves a wetland on the North West part of Fewa Lake. And there are a huge number of migrating birds coming to that particular area. Besides, you can also hike to Panchase to explore more of the bird species. If you are a bird lover then this is the perfect place for you. And you know what; even the Bar-headed goose has been spotted a couple of times in that wetland.
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