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Pokhara is the second-largest city after Kathmandu in Nepal. Pokhara is a beautiful destination in Nepal as well as one of the beautiful cities

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 Pokhara is the second-largest city after Kathmandu in Nepal. Pokhara is a beautiful destination in Nepal as well as one of the beautiful cities of Nepal. Travelers can reach Pokhara from Butwal, Kathmandu, Chitwan as well as from Hetauda. From Kathmandu, it covers about 200 km to reach Pokhara. Travelers can get to Pokhara by local buses, tourist Buses, private vehicles, and also by flight. For the local bus, it costs from Rs.400 to Rs.500. For the tourist bus, it costs from $7 TO $30.For the microbus, it costs about Rs.500 to Rs.600.The Seti Gandaki is the main river flowing through the city. Machhapuchchhre (Fishtail) with a rise of 6,993 meters (22,943 feet) is the closest mountain to the city. Three peaks of more than 8000 meters  (Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu) are visible from Pokhara here we describe some best things to do in Pokhara.

  • Trekking and Tour 
  • Adventure  Activities
  • A Visit  to Tourism  Areas
  • Hotels and Homestay
  • Enjoy Food and Drinks
  • Shopping with locals at the curio shop
  • Share some volunteer work with the local community
  • Yoga and Meditation 

Trekking and Tour                                                                            

Pokhara is famous for its sightseeing and mountain views. The thrilling views of the Annapurna range of Pokhara including Annapurna  I and VI and Machhapuchare give you enchanting experiences. The city has a humid subtropical climate; however, the ascent keeps temperatures moderate. Pokhara is also the gateway for most of the treks in the Annapurna regions which includes Annapurna Base Camp TrekkingGhorepani-Poonhill Trekking, Jomsom-Muktinath Trekking, and so on. Pokhara is known to be a popular tourist destination. Most of the tourists visit Pokhara for trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp and Mustang. The traveler who almost wants a short trek can also do: Australian Camp, Dhampus-Sarangkot, Panchase, Mardi Himal trekking, Ghandhruk, Annapurna Base Camp, Poonhill trek. It is possible to fly from Pokhara to Jomsom for the trekking of the Lower Mustang Trek, and Upper Mustang Trek.

Adventurous  Activities  

Near Sarangkot Hill, high mountain sports activities can be attended. Paragliding is a good attraction for tourists. The adventure activities near Sarangkot Hill have developed a good attraction for tourists. Adventure activities such as Paragliding, Rock climbing, Bungee jumping e.t.c are aimed at tourists. People who live or have lived in Pokhara City are known as Pokhareli People. The best time to visit Pokhara is between September and November. During this period weather is pleasant and the sky tends to be clear. Their people can also go boating in Phewa Lake. They can go paragliding from Sarangkot hill enjoying the beautiful scenery. Travelers can also perform various kinds of adventure activities like   Zip flying, Mountain bike riding, Ultralight, Hand gliding, White river rafting, and so on. 

Tourism  Areas  

The Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in Nepal adds to the enthralling beauty of Pokhara. In the middle of the lake stands the Barahi temple. The Hindu crowd sacrifices the animal every Saturday. Davis’s Fall is a beautiful waterfall located on Siddhartha Highway. Bindhyabasini temple is the oldest religious shrine in Pokhara. Mahendra Gufa is another tourist area that can be reached after a 2-hour walk to the north of Pokhara. This cave is also known as the “house of bats ” Chamero gufa. World Peace Pagoda, a massive Buddha stupa is an attractive area in Pokhara situated on the shore of Pokhara. Besides, we also have the opportunity to visit the International Museum of Mountaineering. We get tremendous insight into the mountains in Nepal. The solitude lovers can visit the Seti River and its beach too. 

Hotels to Homestay

We can find different types of Hotels as well as homestays in Pokhara. We can find Hotels and Homestay from budget to high level. Pokhara is one of the ultimate destinations for chilling and enjoying the beautiful quiet nature. The hotels and homestays are categorized into various orders for eg: Local, Budget, and Standard levels.

Enjoy Food and Drinks

Pokhara city is very interesting because there are so many different castes of people living together. They all have their own cultures because we have a caste system here. there live Newars, Gurungs, Magars, Brahmin, Thakali, Damai, Kami, Sarki, etc. they all have their special foods and drinks. Some caste makes foods and drinks in their own home like taxis, chang, jad, (alcohol ) local wine. The interesting fact about the Nepalese is that they cook our national food themselves.ie( Dalbhat) in different styles with different tastes. They celebrate their festivals at different times and in their style. There you can find different food items which have different tastes. Every different caste has its restaurant with its food and drinks. you can enjoy your meal with Nepali cultures and traditions..you can also enjoy different tastes of food, near the lakeside in different western restaurants and bars You can also enjoy different country foods there.

Shopping with locals at the curio shop

In this city, there are many options to go shopping. You can visit the local market big shopping mall and curio souvenir shop to find local products, local handicrafts, imported goods, and some organic products too. If you are going to stay a long time in Pokhara, you can visit all these kinds of markets. Examples of shopping are New Road, Buspark, and Mahendrapul which are around the valley. For curio souvenirs, you can visit Lakeside, Damside, Pardi, and Pame. About the price, some shops have fixed prices whereas some have not. You can get a discount if we ask for it.

Share some Volunteer Work with Local Community

Here; are the best things to do if you have a long time to stay here with local people if you have time; you can share your experiences and ideas with some of the local people. There are needy people and places to donate or work with. Example:- local school public/ private, local hospital public/private, local orphanage home, local women's skill development, and organic farming. 

Yoga And Meditation 

The best thing to do in Pokhara is yoga and Meditation because it controls our mind so yoga and meditation also focus on getting relaxed. Those people who love to do this can join the different Yogas and Meditation which are located near the lakeside, Sarangkot, Pame, etc. There are many different ways to do yoga and meditation; you can choose from many different places examples:- Sadhana Yoga and Retreat Center, Hatha Yoga, Annapurna Yoga Ashram, Buddhist Meditation Centre Pokhara, Osho Divine Zone, Osho Upaban Spiritual, etc. You can relax more and enjoy some vegetarian foods despite smoking and alcohol.

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