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Pokhara, Nepal
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara is a pleasant departure from the dust of Kathmandu. The place is beautifully located by the Fewa Lake with the snow-covered Anapurna Himalayan mountain range in its backdrop. Pokhara's trendy streets are lined-up with fashionable cafes, restos, hotel and boutique shops. The climate is cool and refreshing.


Pokhara Blogs by TheLoneRider

Visiting Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Pokhara caving

Visiting Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Pokhara

(Apr 26, 2018) Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave is sacred to the Hindus because they claim that the natural limestone formation inside the cave resembled their deity, Shiva. The entrance to the cave is a spiraling staircase that takes you deep into its caverns....more »»

Trekking to the World Peace Pagoda traveling

Trekking to the World Peace Pagoda

(Apr 26, 2018) From Pokhara town center facing Fewa Lake, the most conspicuous sight is a white stupa on a mountain top. It's almost begging to be visited. On foot, it's only 6kms and doable in 2 hours. I was already on my way.....more »»

Exploring Pokhara, Nepal traveling

Exploring Pokhara, Nepal

(Apr 20, 2018) I would have used-up my entire 30 days in Kathmandu for a mini-life, but the dust got me sick. I had to leave. One traveler told me, I had to see Pokhara. That was it! I booked 2 nights for the cheapest lodging I could find ($4/day) and took the bus for the 9 long hour trip, not knowing what was in Pokhara.....more »»

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Pokhara (city), Nepal

important places in Pokhara ESSENTIAL LANDMARKS
  • Pokhara Airport Pokhara Airport - Pokhara's local airport
  • 
Tourist Bus Park Tourist Bus Park - main bus terminal for buses coming in from Kathmandu
  • Thamel Pokhara Lakeside - the center of Pokhara's tourism with resorts, hotels, restos, cafes, bookstores, bars, etc.
  • Durbar Marg Pokhara Damside - also a tourism area of Pokhara but not as intense as Lakeside
tourist attractions in Pokhara TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
  • World Peace Pagoda World Peace Pagoda - a stupa on a mountain top just across the Fewa Lake, 6kms by hike from Lakeside Pokhara, (route map)
  • Davis Falls <i>(Devi's Falls) Davis Falls (Devi's Falls) - waterfall going down into a 100ft gorge and into a 500m tunnel, 4km from Lakeside, 45 mins walk, NPR 30, (route map)
  • Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave - enter through a spiraling staircase deep into the cave that continues to go vertically down until you see a slit of light from the outside as you reach the end, inside the cave is a temple of Shiva, NPR 100, (route map)
  • Sarangkot View Tower Sarangkot View Tower - 360° view, best place to see the sunrise or sunset on a clear day, 3.5 hours walk, 12kms, (route map)
  • Phewa Lake - the lakefront of Pokhara, kayak, boating, view. Lake shore is lined with restos and bars
  • Poon Hill - short and manageable trek to view the Annapurna Himalayan range
meditation in Pokhara MEDITATION

Travel Tips for Pokhara

  1. Pokhara is similar to Ubud, Bali when you walk along its trendy streets but Pokhara has the lake and the Annapurna Himalayan mountain range as a backdrop
  2. Pokhara has a cool and pleasant climate
  3. Pokhara has a Vipassana center, Dhamma Pokhara, by Begnas Lake, just 15kms away
  4. Pokhara's trendy areas are the Lakeside and the Dam Side, but Lakeside is more intense and fashionable
  5. travelers taking the bus from Kathmandu are usually dropped off at the Tourist Bus Station Pokhara Tourist Bus Station

How to get to Lakeside Pokhara from the Tourist Bus Station

  1. depending on where your hotel is, it could be a 2km walk. You can take a cab for about NPR 200
  2. if your hotel is on the Dam Side, you might be able to walk it

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