Pokhara Tourism, Nepal: Places, Best Time & Travel Guides 2023

Pokhara City is one of the most popular tourist places in Nepal. It is also one of the second largest cities in Nepal. It lies in the Annapurna mountain range and has many places to see and offers numerous outdoor activities including the Everest base camp trek. You can take an adventure trip to this city and also enjoy sightseeing at this place. After visiting Kathmandu, people visit this place as it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. For its scenic view, of the lush green, golden and silvery shadow of sun and moon on the mountains, pristine lakeside river, it is a haven for trekkers and adventurers.

You can take a holiday at the foothills of the Annapurna Mountains in Pokhara city and enjoy taking walking and trekking trials in and around the city. You can also go mountaineering, shopping in the streets and bazaars of Pokhara City, get the spectacular view of the vegetation and the landscape view of the city. There are many places of eatery, clubs, and bars sprawling the streets of the city. This is the place where you can relish complete recreational activities. Visit lakes, temples, historical monuments, and places of amusement when you visit this city.

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  1. Travel advice

    • You can take a flight to Kathmandu in Nepal and take a car ride or a bus ride to the Pokhara City. This is city can also be covered by foot.

    • Carry a passport with you all the time and also photocopies of all the travel documents.

    • When you visit temples and other places considered sacred and holy, avoid wearing short dresses and sleeveless tops.

    • Always remove your footwear when entering temples. Also, in a few temples non Hindus are not allowed.

    • Always trek in groups and take guided treks and camping.

    • Carry all the camping and trekking along with you as it will not be provided at the camp and trekking sites.

    • Get sufficient amount of rest before you start trekking and ensure that you are physically fit.

    • Do not accept drinks from strangers at the bars or leave them unattended.

    • You must always take care of your belongings when you travel in crowded places.

    • Do not remain in clubs or bars after midnight, as you will be detained by the cops.

    • Get warm clothes and other winter gear so you stay safe in the cold weather.

    • April and summers are the best time to visit this city.

    • Avoid taking bus rides as much as possible as there have been prone to accidents.

  2. Drinking Laws

    Do not drink in public areas or streets. Drinks are available in bars and pubs. You cannot take liquor outside the city as it is considered illegal.

  3. Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Umpteen adventure activities

    You have many options for adventure and water sports activities in this city. You can go on treks in the Annapurna region, go boating and canoeing, white water rafting, kayaking on the lakes and rivers of this city. You can also take lessons in learning these activities. You can also go mountain biking in Sarankot around the Phewa lake. Paragliding is also one of the popular activities that you can do in tandem and take lessons to do the same.

    Caves, lakes, and museums

    You can visit Phewa lake, Rupa Lake that has unspoilt waters, Begnas lake is tranquil and peaceful, Dipang lake has wild lotuses and swans, and a beautiful scenic view. There are also many viewpoints in and nearby Pokhara. You can visit the World Peace Pagoda Stupa which is at the hilltop, from where you can get a clear view of the Annapurna mountain range. Enjoy the views at Sarangkot, including the sunrise and sunset. If you want to see a herd of hanging bats, visit the Chamare Gufa - Bat cave. Opposite to the Devi Falls is the Gupteswar Mahadev Cave that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Gurkha Memorial Museum is a memorial dedicated to soldiers. Click to have a detailed look about the Annapurna base camp trek.

    Reiki, yoga, and meditation classes

    There are umpteen centers in Pokhara where you can take ayurvedic massages, learn reiki, yoga, and other spiritual healing classes. Learn hatha yoga in the serene beauty of the mountains and greenery. There are many resorts attached to these centers where you can stay.

  4. What you will like there?

    Outdoor activities and sightseeing

    The view of this city is spectacular when you visit any place while trekking or sightseeing. There are also many viewpoints present that give a splendid view of the mountains and nature. This is a haven for adventure and nature lovers. Trekking and many other options are available for tourists who come here for adventure and outdoor activities.

    Shopping, nightlife, and massages

    You can get the best of massages that rejuvenate your body and relieve you of stress. You can go shopping at the bazaars for souvenirs, artifacts, clothing, jewelry, fabric, spices, and more. There are umpteen options for eating, drinking in hotels, bars, and clubs. You can only party till midnight in most of the clubs and bars.

    Places nearby

    You can visit Kathmandu, Lumbini, and the Annapurna Sanctuary and take treks here at the hill top and get the most of your travel to this city. Lumbini is 8 to 9 hours journey from Pokhara and is the birth place of Lord Buddha. At Lumbini, you can visit the temples, stupas, museums, lakes, and go sightseeing on bikes. You will find many mid range to budgeted hotels in Lumbini. There are many places near the border of India that you can visit from Pokhara City in bus rides. Kathmandu is a city valley which you can visit for numerous temples and adventure sports. You can attend their local festivals and also take up flight seeing, getting a top view of the mountains. You can also visit the Riverside Springs Resort that is 100 kilometers from Pokhara City.

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15 April 2019
Manjunath Manjunath Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The trekking was very good. Also as we had a small group all the arrangements were good. As we did not expected more snow it was fun walking in snow for full day to reach the ABC. The view was spectacular at the base camp and got quiet good photos. Guide/Porter was very co-operating and helped us a lot while walking in the snow (as we did not had proper shoes to trek in snow :) )
26 October 2019
The trek was really good, there’s lodges in the whole route , you can carry less for the trek, the view of trek is awesome , the guide and porter are helpful
30 August 2019
Lavanya Lavanya Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The trek was exhilarating! Since we went during off-season/ monsoon season, it was not as crowded as every one told it generally is. We were just two women in our group, and the guide and porter were very helpful and friendly. However, we felt the communication could have been more proactive from the vendor agency. But the arrangements came together in the end, so no issues. Thrillophilia's rating for difficulty level is apt. This trek is not for anyone who doesn't work out on a daily basis. But as the trek gets difficult, so do the rewards, in terms of the views. Overall, it was everything I wanted and more, I loved the experience of the trek and had no difficulties along the way. I wanted a thrilling and difficult trek, full of breathtaking moments, filled with peace and quiet, so I got that and a sense of being close to heaven and the gods!
"Amazing experience overall"
Unbelievable experience!!! Oh goodness, I was so frightened but I made this. Once in a lifetime experience. I gave a full mark on this.
Nepal has it all being it spirituality, nature, adventure and history! It was fun visiting the summits for the sunrise early morning. The hotels were really comfortable which drained out all the tiredness of the day and freshens us every next morning. It was a fun a trip looking froward for more.
Though we usually travel on own but as it was a sudden plan it needed to perfectly made and executed so we opted for Thrillophilia, and it was on the best decisions we took in our travel history, as there wasn't anything we were worried about.
Akshita Khatri Paragliding in Pokhara
Very skillful pilot and very special experience. I won't be getting tired doing this adventure again and again. I wish I can have more days in this beautiful landscape.
A great experience I like it. No inconvenience at all. Very best transfers and value for money.
Tanushri Trivedi Poon Hill Trek
I had done this tour with my family, It was a good experience for us. you give a try on this you would like it definitely.

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