Nepal is one of the least visited countries despite the stunning surrounding it offers. Pokhara is a city surrounded by the surreal Himalayan mountain ranges. It is one of the best tourists destinations in Nepal. Pokhara is also known as the city of lakes since it is decorated by natural lakes and rivers.
1. Boating at Phewa lake
The second largest lake in Nepal, boating is one of the recreational activities relished by tourists and locals alike. There’s a cluster of colourful wooden boats. You can either join one of the tourist’s boats where a lot of people are ferried on one boat or hire a private boat for yourself. Whilst boating you get a scenic view of the Himalayan mountains. Then you are ferried to a small island at the centre of the lake that is home to the revered Barahi temple.
Price: 700 NPR
2. Explore the bat cave
When it comes to caves, Nepal has a good list of them. In the Nepali language, the bat cave is also known as chameri gufa. The cave is made up of limestone and people usually have to crawl their way inside. You can either carry a torch light or rent one before entering the cave. Upon entering, you will see that the cave is filled with bats clinging to the ceiling of the cave.
Entry fee: 25 NPR
3. Get a glimpse of the sunset from Sarangkot viewpoint
Located on the outskirts of Pokhara city, Sarangkot hill offers a breathtaking view of the Annapurna Himalayan mountain peak. It is best to visit during the evening before sunset. You will see the sky changes colour from bright pink to orange. You even get a panoramic view of the Pokhara valley and the Phewa lake. It’s actually a perfect picture place for photogenic people.
Since Nepal has a lot of adventure activities to offer, paragliding at Pokhara is best suited for the adrenaline junkies. Jumping off the cliffs of Pokhara and flying among the clouds with a scenic view of the Annapurna mountain range and natural lakes of Pokhara is what any daredevil longs for.
Price: 6000 NPR (including pickup and drop facility)
5. Go bungee jumping
From high mountain ranges to beautiful landscapes, Nepal is blessed with the beauty of nature. Adventure lovers must try their extreme sports where you feel the gush of wind on your face as you jump from an altitude of 525 feet at Pokhara, the third-highest natural jump in the world. The best time to visit Nepal for such audaciously bold activities is from March to May and September to October, during the dry days.
6. A tang to your tongue
There are a variety of places to eat in Pokhara as well as diverse amount of food is available ranging from simple street foods to elegant restaurant dishes all available at a reasonable price. Since restaurants and stalls are lined up in lanes you can take a quick walk and decide for yourself whether you would like to try some local delicacy or the European dishes.
7. Shop till you drop
The shops of Pokhara sell a variety of products ranging from hemp bags, hemp dresses to t-shirts and even mountain hiking gear. Because of the variety of products available at very reasonable prices, it’s a shopper’s paradise for tourists who want to take back souvenirs as memory or gifts for their family.
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