How do I plan my trip in Pokhara?

Travel to Pokhara:

Fly from Kathmandu on one of the many domestic airlines. You can also ride on a bus (tourist, local mini and micro bus) from Kathmandu, Chitwan, Bhairahawa.

Ideal for
:

  • Sightseeing the mountains, sunrise, sunset, caves, museums
  • Short hikes and mountain biking around Pokhara and starting longer treks around the Annapurna region
  • Adventure sports like paragliding, ultra light flight; boating and kayaking in the lakes around Pokhara

Best time to visit:

October to December; mid February to May (hot during the April and May)

Attractions:

  • Sightseeing the mountains seen from Pokhara – Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna
  • Sightseeing the Devi’s Fall, Bindyabashini Temple, Mahendra Gufa (cave), Chamero Gufa (Bat cave), Gupteshwar Gufa (cave) around Pokhara
  • Boating and kayaking in Fewa (visiting Tal Barahi Temple), Begnas (half a day trip to each lake)
  • Mountain biking to Naundanda (takes a day)
  • Hiking to the World Peace Pagoda (half a day)
  • Enjoying the ultra light flight
  • Visiting Sarangkot to view the sunrise and paraglide (overnight stay after half an hour’s drive and half a day for paragliding)
  • Visiting museums around Pokhara – International Mountain Museum, Pokhara Regional Museum, Natural History Museum
  • A transit point for starting the treks to Jomsom and Annapurna Sanctuay
  • Enjoy the culinary varieties available in Pokhara in restaurants in and around lakeside and damside.

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