Pokhara, the heaven of World is located in the center of Nepal and Kaski. Pokhara is approximately 200km west of the capital of Nepal “Katmandu”. This city is one of the most beautiful city of Nepal. Pokhara valley is the Second largest city of Nepal which is at the altitude of 727 meters to 980 meters. There are 3 highest peaks in the world and they are – Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu. It is full of natural beauties with the extensive range of Himalayas, lakes, historical temples, caves and scenic beauty of the green forest.
Most of the popular and peace lodge are available at the lakeside of Pokhara area and at Begnas Lake. First, you have to choose where you want to stop. If you start your trip at 7 o’clock from Sarangkot you can view the sunrise with the flavor of organic coffee locally available at Sarangkot. Sarangkot is the point for the paragliding also. You can make your trip through paragliding from Sarangkot to Phewa Lake. You can see the wide range of the Himalayas and the image of the Himalayas on the Phewa Lake. After then, you can take the launch at the traditional restaurant in Lakeside. There are many “Thakali restaurant” considered as the high-class restaurant if you want to feel the original Nepali taste. After then your trip starts for the Begnas Lake.
Begnas lake is the one of the most visited and incredible place of Nepal. Nearby Begnas Lake there are 6 lakes it is also known as “Garden City of Seven Lakes”. You can enjoy the lake view at Begnas lake and you can visit Rupa Lake, Kotbari, and so on by boating. There is also the short rout hiking from Begnas lake to Kotbari, from where you can see the high Himalaya range and the whole Pokhara valley.
You can visit Barahi, Bhadrakali, Vindebashini temples and you can head towards Mahendra cave. Barahi temple is the unique temple you can find in Nepal; it is in the middle of Phewa Lake. Mahendra cave, Bat cave, and Gupteshowr cave are the famous caves at Pokhara.
Other Beautiful Places Near Pokhara
If you want to extend your trip you can make the trip for Ghandruk, Poon-hill, Jomsom, ABC, MBC, Australian camp, etc. It will take another 2 -7 days. Ghandruk is famous for Gurungs tradition and culture. Poon-Hill for fabulous sunrise, rhododendron forest, and mountain range. Jomsom is the base of the Himalayan range, ABC, and MBC for experiencing the Himalayas.
Thus you have to visit Pokhara, the heaven of World once!!!
Photo By: Rajan Kafle and Subash Karki