|Pokhara Valley Map|
Pokhara Valley (800m.) lies 200 kms. west of Kathmandu, enriched with gorgeous lakes and surrounded by picturesque mountains Annapurna Himalaya range .
Pokhara has always been a favorite among tourists visiting Nepal, to get away from the hustle and bustle of the capital to a peaceful setting, to relax by the lake side or take a hiking trip around the valley, with routes available to suit everyone's needs, ability and preferences.
The valley is about 35 minutes abroad a plane or about 7 hours drive on a luxury bus. The city itself is divided into two zones - the lakeside and the bazaar area. The lakeside lies around the Phewa Tal, where most of the hotels, restaurants and tourist stores are concentrated. It is a place to relax before and after a long trek around the Annapurna range. One can just rent a boat and spend the whole day in the lake, sunbathing.
As the jumping grounds for trekking, the stores around the lake carries all the necessary equipment needed for such trips, plus it is a good place to buy souvenirs to take back home. Pokhara also has the immigration office, one of the two in the country from where trekking permits can be obtained and visas extend.
Pokhara has some interesting sites with religious significance like Varahi temple in the middle of the lake and Binde Basini Temple in the city, atop a small hill. Like the Tibetan refuse camp in Kathmandu, Pokhara has its share of settlements, where Tibetan arts and handmade carpets can be shopped. Another one of Pokhara's attraction is the David's Fall. The best way to see the valley is pedaling on a rental cycle.
Places to see in around Pokhara valley
Pokhara is a very Nice Places , We have a lot of things to see around Pokhara it is one of the very famous tourist Places in Nepal so many tourist like to spend alot of time in pokhara Read More .......................
Short Hiking around Pokhara Valley
Taking to the trails is the only way to see most mountain areas of Nepal, and it is also the best way to experience the valley’s rich cultural diversity, snowcapped mountains and beautiful lakes. If Katmandu is the cultural hub of Nepal, then Pokhara is its center of adventure. An enchanting city nestled in a tranquil valley, it is the starting point of many Nepal’s most popular trekking, hiking, biking, paragliding and rafting destinations. Explore picturesque villages, gently rolling chains of hills with terraced fields of rice, subtropical forests and the unique outline of the Himalayas – whose gigantic mountains are only thirty kilometers away. This area is a favorite of mountain bikers – there are many routes for biking which are full of mountain views and typical mountain villages. Read more ...................
Pokhara city tour with PangAlbum