The beautiful Pokhara city in Nepal is known for its serene landscapes and offering adventure sport opportunities. The backdrop of the breathtaking Annapurna mountain range, the tranquil Phewa Lake and the abundant opportunities of adventure tourism make Pokhara a popular destination with nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts and travellers looking for relaxing holidays.
Here is our list on some of the top things to experience while on a holiday in Pokhara!
Enjoy Boat Ride on Phewa Lake
Experience true tranquillity while riding a boat on the Phewa Lake! The lake is set against the backdrop of lush green forests and white hills. Travellers can take a boat ride to the Barahi temple that is located in the middle of the lake. Taking a walk along the lake or just sitting close to it is another way to spend some time admiring the natural beauty of the lake.
Experience Sarangkot Viewpoint
Watching the sunrise from the Sarangkot viewpoint is a spectacular experience. The Sarangkot viewpoint is 1592 metre high and offers some incredible views of the Himalayas. The viewpoint can be reached by a moderate hike, although travellers may want to start early to watch the breathtaking sunrise.
Visit World Peace Pagoda
The World Peace Pagoda or Stupa is a Buddhist stupa built to promote peace around the world for all races and creeds. The pagoda resides beautifully on the top of a hill overlooking the Annapurna mountain range. It sure is a calming experience to visit a Buddhist stupa. Travellers can start their journey on a rowing boat from Lakeside in Pokhara to the shore below the Pagoda. Thereafter, it is a steep forest climb that takes less than an hour to reach the top.
Pokhara offers some of the best trekking trails for first-time as well as experienced trekkers. The treks offer awe-inspiring views of the Himalayas in addition to the experience of trekking up the challenging mountain passes. As trekking is the main tourist activity in Nepal, many popular trails are well maintained and well sign-posted. However, the treks differ greatly in their length, difficulty level and timing. The most popular and most easily accessible trekking areas are the Everest region, Langtang and the Annapurna region.
Explore Exhilarating Aerial Adventures
The fantastic high altitudes, mountain peaks and hill ranges provide excellent opportunities for tourists to engage in thrilling air sports, which include zipline ride, paragliding, skydiving and bungee jumping. Paragliding over the Phewa Lake is a favourite tourist activity. Everest skydiving offers 360 degree view of the Himalayas and some of the highest mountain peaks in the world. Also, experience the world’s longest, steepest and fastest zip-line in Pokhara, while dangling 600 meters high in the air.