Here’s why you should visit magical Pokhara, Nepal.
It’s got it all – lots of adventurous activities, great food, and accommodations to fit all budgets; but what it really has is MOUNTAINS!
Sitting with a beer beside Lake Phewa and watching the clouds roll across the snowcapped Himalayas is absolute perfection.
Where is Pokhara?
Pokhara is located in central Nepal and is the second-largest city, after Kathmandu, in the country.
It borders Lake Phewa and is the gateway to the Annapurna range of the Himalayan Mountains. It’s nestled in a fertile valley surrounded by outstanding scenery.
How to Get To Pokhara
Pokhara has a small airport that is most easily accessed via the Kathmandu International Airport.
Currently, only a few airlines fly into Pokhara – the most popular being Yeti Airlines and Buddha Air. You could also take a bus from Kathmandu, but it’s a long, bumpy ride! Check the out listings here.
Things to do in Pokhara, Nepal
- Visit the World Peace Pagoda.
- Rent a boat and row across Lake Phewa – walk down to the docks and talk to the boat owners, you can either rent a boat with someone to row for you or a self-row boat.
- Go white water rafting – this was one of the top 10 experiences of my life.
- Soar with the birds and paraglide!
- Go on a short trek.
- See the Pokhara Valley on a mountain biking trip.
Where to Stay in Pokhara
- Tiger Mountain Lodge is a little pricey, but I think it’s worth every penny. Dinner is served communally each night and it’s a wonderful way to meet other guests. The cabins are delightful and have spectacular views.
- Glacier Hotel is well located, nicely appointed, and reasonably priced.
Where to Eat in Pokhara
- Roadhouse – if you want a good pizza. Roadhouse also has locations in Kathmandu.
- Mike’s if you want to sit by the lake and watch the world go by.
- Moondance if you like seafood.