Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. Many tourists visit Pokhara Valley to see the Himalayan range and lakes. Pokhara is also famous for boating, trekking, rafting, ultralight flight, paragliding and extreme sports like whitewate rafting, canoying and bungee jumping.

Pokhara is one of those charming cities that always attracts travelers where you can easily stay longer than you planned. Located on the banks of Lake Phewa, the city is surrounded by impressive mountains and peaks, with some of the best trekking routes in the world. In addition to stunning hikes and lakes, this popular destination has a wide range of culture and leisure activities, such as markets, pagodas, cafés and restaurants offering delicious Nepalese food.

Here are the few things What is Special in Pokhara:

Things To Do in Pokhara

Begnas Thulokote Hiking - 1 Day

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2 Days Trek Pokhara

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3 Days Trek Pokhara

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Pokhara Day Tour

Pokhara Day Tour lets you experience all the major highlights of Pokhara in just a single day. Visit David's fall,

Poon Hill Trek - 4 Days

Poon Hill Trek is the shortest trek for the people with the limited time. The 4 days Poon Hill Trek offers an outstanding

Pokhara is famous tourist destination in Nepal. The place is treasure of scenic sightseeing locations and special in own way. Pokhara offer interesting spots of various types, lakes, treks, historical, cultural and scenic. This is the list of the top things to do in Pokhara during your visit in Nepal.

1.Sarangkot, Pokhara
As if pretty Pokhara needed a more beautiful cousin! Sarangkot is the cherry on top of a delicious cake. Privy to some spectacular views of the mountains; from Dhaulagiri to Machhapuchhare, this place can pass off god’s own spot. At any given hour, Sarangkot is at least a couple of degrees cooler than Pokhara. A great place to witness jaw dropping sunrises, but don’t expect to be the only one gasping in surprise. This place is very popular amongst tourists who want to catch a glimpse of the mighty Himalayas. Other than the magnificent vistas, there’s not much to do here except a couple of abandoned forts. A few hours is all you need to do justice to this place.

2.Take a Boat Ride on Fewa Lake
Lake Phewa is gorgeous and clean. Nothing is more pleasant that getting a boat and explore this amazingly beautiful lake.The nature surrounding the Phewa Lake is stunning and since I visited Pokhara during low season, there was not that many people around. For most of the time it was just me and my travel buddy. The eastern shoreline of the lake, popularly known as Lakeside or Baidam, consists of seemingly endless strip of lodges, restaurants, bookshops and souvenir shops. One of the fascinating parts of lakeside is the splendid view of the mountains, especially when the still water reflects the peaks, creating a double image.

3.World Peace Pagoda:
The pagoda is a massive Buddhist stupa and is situated on top of a hill on the southern shore of Fewa lake. World peace pagoda is located on top of the Ananda hill above Pokhara at the height of 1100 meters. It is the first World Peace Pagoda in Nepal and seventy-first pagoda built by Nipponzan-Myōhōji in the world. It is a perfect spot for view of the Himalayan range, Fewa Lake and Pokhara city.

4. Bindhyabasini Temple:
Bindhyabasini temple is the centre of religious activity in the old bazaar. It is dedicated to goddess Bindbyabasini, yet another manifestation of shakti (Power) of Hindu. Bindhyabasini Temple is dedicated to goddess Bhagwati, another manifestation of Shakti. The temple is situated on the hill, very close to Old bazaar. Especially on Saturdays, worshippers come here to perform sacrifices. From the temple is nice view of mountains and city from above.

5.Mahendra Gupha (cave) and Chameri Gupha:
Mahendra Gupha is the large limestone cave. Shepherd boys are said to have discovered it around 1950. A two hour walk to the north of Pokhara, it is best to bring your own torch to see the stalactites and stalagmites, although most of them have been carted out by souvenir hunters. Chamero Gupha locally called Chamero Odhaar (“House of Bats”) located near by Mahendra Gufa

6. Davis Falls: 
Locally known as Patale Chhango (Hell’s fall), Devi’s fall (also known as Devin’s or David’s) is an awesome waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen, Butwal. An interesting modern legend says that a foreigner named David was skinny-dipping in the Pardi Khola (river) when the floodgates of the dam were opened, sweeping him into an underground passage beneath the fall, never to be seen again. Devi’s Falls were discovered in 1961 and now became a popular attraction for tourists that visit Pokhara. The most beautiful part of the waterfall is descents through tunnels to Mahedra cave.

7.Paragliding in Pokhara
Paragliding is one of the most amazing adventurous sports. Gliding above the earth’s surface and watching the majestic Himalayas in the distance and villages, monasteries, lakes and jungles below is an experience no one could forget. If you ever desired of being a bird then you can fulfill your desire by paragliding.  Paragliding has been for decades one of the most popular activities in Pokhara. There is even a professional competition held there every year since the city boasts of being one of the best places in the world for these flights. Pokhara has the perfect conditions for an exciting and safe experience at the same time, a good take-off area like Sarangkot, stunning views of the Himalayas, stable thermals and a convenient area for landing.

8. Mountain Biking:
Mountain biking gives you an opportunity to explore the beautiful city, riding through the lush green vegetations, delightful little villages, up and down the hills, along the river banks, around the temples and along the highway. The bikes could be rented on an hourly basis or for a day from the various bicycle rental shops around the city. You can also take a guided trip if you do not want to miss the coolest spots and the understanding of the culture and lifestyle of the villages.

09. Ultra-lights
The place that looks beautiful from the ground looks even more splendid from above and everyone at some point of their life has a desire to have a bird’s view of the beautiful landscapes. The desire can be fulfilled and you can watch the beautiful lake city from the sky through the ultra-light flights. The two-sitter flight operates from Pokhara airport beginning September through June. They can take off and land on a field or even a dirt road and can ascend to a maximum height of 5000 meters.

10. Try local food
Nepalese food is just delicious, so do not miss the momos (flour dough filled with meat and spices), the sekuwa lamb (roasted in a wood-fired oven with natural herbs and other spices) or the simple dal bhat (a lentil soup accompanied by rice, vegetables and chapati).

11. Pokhara is a Every Trekker’s Paradise
We can not deny the fact that Nepal is a big hub for trekking and nature lovers. You see them everywhere, excited about their adventures in the beautiful country. Pokhara is no exception. There are a few highly recommended treks (like Ghorepani Trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Annapurna family lodge Trek ) around Pokhara you shouldn’t miss. I’m too crazy for trekking.

Finally: Nepal and many other countries in Asia are struggling with the amount of plastic that is thrown away on a daily basis. Be aware of this serious problem and try to avoid using plastics as much as possible! Keep your bottle and refill it with water whenever you can. Ask around for places where you can do that. If you can’t find a place to refill your water, then think about buying 5 liter bottles instead of many bottles of half liter. Use that to refill it.

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Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country in South Asia with a population of 26.4 million. It is a multi-ethnic nation with Nepali as the official language. Kathmandu is the nation’s capital and largest city. Whether scaling the slopes of Mt. Everest or paying homage at the birthplace of the Buddha, a trip to Nepal is a top destination for many travelers. Situated along the Himalayan Mountain range between China and India in South Asia, the country boasts some of the most diverse landscapes on the planet, from snow-capped mountains to subtropical forests. Nepal’s culture is just as varied, filled with centuries-old temples and shrines, a profusion of colorful festivals and plenty of exotic wares to peruse and purchase.

From adrenaline-filled activities like mountaineering, kayaking and paragliding to serene strolls among medieval temples and hidden palaces, this country offers more memorable travel experiences than can be squeezed into a single visit. An overview of the best places to visit in Nepal:

1: Kathmandu Valley
#1 of Best Places To Visit In Nepal

Swayambhunath Stupa

The country’s cultural capital, Kathmandu is the place where most adventures in Nepal begin, as all flights from overseas land in the city’s airport. A crowded metropolis of more than 1 million inhabitants, Kathmandu is a chaotic mix of tourist shops, trekking agencies, hotels, restaurants, religious sites and artisan workshops. The city’s famous Durbar Square is still undergoing restoration after the recent earthquakes, but there are many intact sites well worth exploring. Set atop a forested hill, the ancient Buddhist complex of Swayambhunath is a can’t-miss attraction that offers sweeping views of the Kathmandu Valley.

2: Khumbu Region
#2 of Best Places To Visit In Nepal

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Each year, the determination to trek to the summit of Mt. Everest brings thousands of adventurous travelers to Khumbu, the Everest Region located in northeastern Nepal. The journey begins at the Lukla airstrip where a clear two-lane trail eventually leads hikers to Everest Base Camp. Located primarily within the Sagarmatha National Park, Khumbu is home to the Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar where most expeditions to the mountainous peaks are staged. The country’s foremost Buddhist center, the Tengboche Monastery, (Which is famous for family holidays to Everest Region) located in the Khumbu region. There’s a variety of comfortable accommodations available at the monastery, many of which offer stunning views of the tallest mountain on the planet.

3: Annapurna Circuit
#3 of Best Places To Visit In Nepal

Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Circuit in northwest Nepal offers hikers an outdoor experience nonpareil. Showcasing the varied landscapes of the Annapurna Region, the classic trek leads travelers high into the Himalayas, across plunging gorges, over desert plateaus and through lush subtropical valleys dotted by terraced farms. The trek also passes by many religious sites and quaint villages. Starting just east of Pokhara, the journey takes about three weeks to complete though many trekkers walk half of it by flying out at Jomsom Airport. There is also the shorter but no less beautiful Annapurna Sanctuary Trek that takes around 8 to 12 days. Its one of the most popular treks in Nepal with lodges and tea stops at hourly intervals or less, until the highest sections at least.

4: Pokhara Valley
#4 of Best Places To Visit In Nepal

Pokhara

With its tranquil lakes, verdant shorelines and mountain views, Pokhara is a popular resort destination for travelers from around the world. Known as the gateway to the Annapurna region in northwest Nepal, the lakeside city offers respite to weary hikers, and provides opportunities for outdoor adventures too, ranging from leisurely paddle-boat rides to white-water rafting. The largest of Pokhara’s three lakes, Phewa Lake is lined with luxury hotels, restaurants, bars and shops. The lake also features an island with a temple dedicated to the goddess Barahi Bhagwati where ceremonies are held nearly every weekend.

5: Chitwan National Park
#5 of Best Places To Visit In Nepal

Chitwan Jungle Safari

One of the best wildlife-viewing destinations in Asia, the Chitwan National Park in south-central Nepal offers needed sanctuary for rare and endangered species like the Bengal tiger and one-horned rhinoceros. The chance for a close-up look at exotic wildlife, including elephants, leopards, Indian bison, rhinoceros and sloth bears, is the park’s greatest attraction. In addition to jeep tours, visitors can experience the park through jungle treks, elephant rides and canoe rides. Luxury lodging is available at the edge of the park, and the nearby village of Sauraha offers affordable accommodation.

6: Nagarkot
#6 of Best Places To Visit In Nepal

Kathmandu Chisapani Nagarkot Trek

Perfect for travelers who want to experience the beauty and majesty of the Himalayas without arduous physical activity, Nagarkot is best known for the views it offers of the mountains and the Kathmandu Valley. Perched on a high ridge to the northeast of Bhaktapur, the village of around 4,500 inhabitants commands views of eight Himalayan ranges. There’s a variety of appealing hotels in every price range in Nagarkot, many of which are located within walking distance of the Nagarkot view tower, known as the best place to visit in Nepal to view the sun rising over the Himalayas.

7: Thamel Area
#7 of Best Places To Visit In Nepal
Thamel Area is the best among the Nepal tourist places to buy clothes, jewelry, accessories, and souvenirs. Street shopping can be enjoyed while browsing at a variety of interesting knick knacks.

Key attractions: Newari style design, silk, jewelry, pashmina, embroidered jacket, accessories, and souvenirs

8: Bardia National Park: The Jungle Book
#8 of Best Places To Visit In Nepal
Bardia National Park is one of Nepal’s best kept secrets. Located in the Terai region it is Nepal’s largest national park and wilderness area, protecting 968 km² of sal forest, grassland, savannah and riverine forest. On the west side it’s bordered by the Karnali River and it’s bisected by the Babai River in the Bardiya District. The foot of the Siwalik Hills marks the northern boundary of the park. It’s not overrun by tourists and there are excellent opportunities to spot endangered species of wildlife. The king of Bardia is the Bengal tiger. The tiger population is slowly increasing and counts around 50 to 60 animals. But Bardia is also the habitat for the wild Asian elephant and the greater one-horned rhinoceros. Add seasonings of thrill and adventure with a dash of daring attitude at Bardia National Park for your honeymoon in Nepal. Spend few fun filled days with the wild habitat in Asia’s largest stretches of tiger habitat.

9: Janakpur
#9 of Best Places To Visit In Nepal
Located in south-central Nepal on the Terai plains, Janakpur was once the capital of a millennia-old Indian kingdom known as Mithila, and the Maithili culture still thrives here. Hindus believe Janakpur is the place where Lord Ram wed Sita, also known as Janaki, and thousands of Hindus from all over the world flock to the temple of Janaki Mandir each year to celebrate the anniversary of their marriage. With its three-story construction and 60 rooms, the massive 19th-century marble structure is the largest temple in Nepal. Janakpur is known for the more than 100 sacred pools and ponds scattered around the tranquil city as well.

10: Lumbini
#10 of Best Places To Visit In Nepal
Crowds of Buddhist pilgrims are an everyday sight in Lumbini, the traditional birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, Lord Buddha. With archeological finds that date back to around 550 B.C., the legendary site attracts scholars, scientists and curious visitors as well. It was here that Buddha’s mother, Maya Devi, gave birth near a tree in the garden, which is now a temple bearing her name. Set in the center of a small park designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange, the complex also features multiple monasteries, sacred ponds, meditation centers and cultural facilities.

11: Upper Mustang
#10 of Best Places To Visit In Nepal

Muktinath Tour Package

Mustang: Mustang is situated at the northernmost part of the country. Mustang is divided into two main parts that are the Upper mustang and the lower mustang. Upper mustang is famous among trekkers and adventure and thrill seekers whereas lower mustang is famous for it’s natural beauty. Mustang is also where the Kaligandaki river originates from, which is the second deepest gorge of the country. The river drains the rocky soil and highlands of mustang and flows towards south of the country. This gorge is another attraction of Mustang.