Pokhara is the most famous touristic city in Nepal. Hundred thousand of people visit this beautiful city every year. This city is filled with much spectacular scenery, adventure activity, accommodation and large variety of food. It is also gateway for the famous trekking destinations like Annapurna Region.
Here are the list of top things that you can do while you are visiting this city:
1. Boating at Fewa lake
One of the most popular thing to do in Pokhara is boating on the Fewa Lake . You can see the Barahi temple situated at the middle of the lake. In good weather condition the spectacular view of Mount Machapuchre from the lake is just majestic. You can also see the sunset from the lake in the evening.
2. Adventure Activity
There are many adventure activity you can do while you are in Pokhara , such as Pragliding, Bungy Jump and Zip flyer. Among them Paragliding is the most popular as it allows us to fly over the Fewa lake and also view the Himalaya. You can do cycling around the city at also at near by villages.
3. Sarangkot Viewpoint
Not fan of extreme activities. Hike towards the sarangkot viewpoint which provides the 360 view of the pokhara city as well the mesmerizing sunrise and Annapurna mountain range. But it can get cloudy too,so sometimes you have to wait quiet a long time to see the Annapurna range from here.
4. Sight –seeing
There are many places you can visit in pokhara . Some the Popular places for sight seeing are , Davids fall, Gupteshor Mahadev cave, Seti River George.,Chamere(Bat) cave, Bidhabashini Temple etc.
5. International Mountain Museum
The museum is for all the mountain lovers. This Museum provides the history of Himalaya and detail of the Highest peak in Nepal. Not only it provides detail and history of the Himalaya also the detail about the Mountaineers , equipment used and story of what happened during the expedition. It also displays the cultural background of the different ethnics groups. You can also watch Documentary regarding mountains in this museum .
6. World Peace Pagoda
Hike to the world peace pagoda, situated at the top of the hill. You can enjoy the landscapes and architect of the Pagoda. You can also view and the spectacular Annapurna range and other mountain which are nearby.
7. Try Local Food
Dal Bhat (rice and lentil soup ) served with some vegetables is the staple food of the Nepal. MO:MO (Kind of like Dumpling) is another must try food while you are in Nepal and can be found almost every where throughout the country. Also try some local fishes near Begnas lake. There are many restaurant in pokhara who serve Nepalese as well as international food too so you can eat whatever you feel like.
8. Shopping in Pokhara
As pokhara is the gateway to many trekking destination like Annapurna Region you will find many trekking shops in here. Though most of the gears, clothes and Equipment are counterfeit but they can be real bargain too. If you are book lover than don’t hesitate to buy some books too. Pokhara has large books shops as well. Also don’t forget to Visit Tibetan Refugee where you can see a lot handmade Handicrafts made by the Tibetan refugee themselves and can be brought as souvenirs helping the Refugee People and adding meaning to their work.
9. Boating at Begnas lake
Begnas Lake is another famous lake in Pokhara. It is third largest lake of Nepal. The beautiful clear water of the lake is just breath taking and it is also not that crowded as Phewa Lake. So if you want to avoid the crowd and enjoy the Lake surrounding it is the way to go.
Ultra flight is the popular medium to see the beautiful Pokhara valley with mountain range and Beautiful Lake. It has no windows and the maximum number of passenger that can fly through it is two including pilot. It is usually most popular to see the near by mountain range Near Pokhara at closest. The time duration of this flight is 30 min to 1 hour depending upon what you choose.