Pokhara, the city of lakes is one of the best tourist destinations in Nepal. Pokhara a gateway to the Annapurna Circuit, a popular trail in the Himalayas Pokhara is the country’s second-largest city in terms of population. It is one of the famous tourist destinations for international and domestic tourists.
Pokhara is one of the best cities in Nepal which is surrounded by lakes. Phewa lake is one of the major attractions and the most visited lake in the Pokhara. Except that Shanti Stupa, temple tree Pokhara, lake house Pokhara Sarangkot, Davis fall Pokhara, Begnas lake etc are the some other most visited in Pokhara.
Pokhara is not only famous for lakes but also for the mountains. Machapuchare is the close range from the Pokhara. People from a different country visit Pokhara for the majestic view of the Himalayas. Pokhara is very important to make visit Nepal 2020 successful.
It has extensive privately operated public transportation system running throughout the Pokhara Valley, adjoining townships and nearby villages. Lakeside pokhara is one of the busy street in pokhara. The distance from Pokhara to Kathmandu is 201.0 km via Prithvi Highway.
Pokhara Mahanagar Bus Bebasaya Samiti(green, brown and blue buses), Mama Bhanja Transport(blue buses), Bindabashini Samiti(blue buses), Phewa Bus Bebasaya Samiti(mini micros) and Lekhnath Bus Bebasaya Samiti(green and white buses) are some of the known companies (private) that provide public bus transportation facility in and around Pokhara Valley.
Adventure Sports in Pokhara
Pokhara is also famous for adventure sports. Adventure sports have attracted more tourists in Pokhara which directly helps to grow the number of tourists in Pokhara. Here are some top adventure sports of Pokhara Nepal.
1.Paragliding in Pokhara
Paragliding in Pokhara is one thing which you shouldn’t miss in Pokhara if you are an adventure sports lover. The view from the top will make you arouse. Imagine the thrill and excitement while gliding over the lake and the view of the mountain and the beautiful Pokhara valley. To add to this, the glider lands just beside the lake which makes this whole experience more delightful. The Paragliding experience is unforgettable which is must-do things while you are in Pokhara. The cost of Paragliding in Pokhara is between 6k-9k Nepali rupees.
2. Zip Flyer in Pokhara
Zip Flyer in Pokhara a new introduction but undeniably one of the most extreme zip lines in the whole wide world. It is the longest, the tallest and the steepest zip line with a length of 1.8km, an incline of 56 degrees and a vertical drop of 600 meters. You will be taking a flight at a speed of 120 km per hour above the verdant vegetation and lush green forest and in front of you will be the snow-clad towering mountains of the Himalayas which makes your 2 min journey the most exciting and thrilling.
This adventurous ride will surely give you lifelong memories. It is one of the best things to do in Pokhara that one should not miss out on. The cost for the zip flyer in Pokhara will cost you around 8k-10k Nrs.
3. Ultralight Flight in Pokhara
Ultralight Flight in Pokhara is one of the best things to do in your life. It’s a lifetime experience. Imagine flying in an ultralight aircraft soaring through the clouds and savoring a bird’s eye view of the Pokhara Valley. During the flight, you can view the snow-clad mountain ranges like Annapurna, Machhapuchchhre, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri, etc. from a close distance.
The glimpses of the green lush valley, verdant meadows, dense forests, quaint villages of Nepal, beautiful Pokhara valley and the scenic Lake Phewa are a treat for your eyes. This thrilling activity is once in a lifetime experience which you will remember forever.
The duration of the flight varies from 15 minutes to 90 minutes depending upon the package you choose, just 15 min flight or close to Mt. fishtail or trip of the Himalayas. Price also differs according to the packages you chose. The price starts at 15k Nrs.
4. Skydiving in Pokhara
Get ready to jump from the height of 13,000 feet to one of the most beautiful landscapes you will ever see. Skydiving in Pokhara is a thrilling experience that will make your heart beat faster and at the same time will leave you amazed while you fly above the clouds and fall into the lap of nature.
The whole experience is captured via a GoPro so that you relive all the amazing moments later and see how thrilling it was. The drop zone is at Pame Lauruk, wide grassland surrounded by hills which is just 11 km northward from the emerald lake Phewa. Skydiving is one of the most thrilling adventure sports you will find in Pokhara.
Cost starts from NRS 45,000 whereas solo jump starts from NRS 20,000
5. Hand Gliding
Hand gliding makes you a piot, having the thrilling experience of riding a plane yourself, be your own pilot with hand gliding. You can get an opportunity to experience the beautiful mountains and lakes like a free bird in Pokhara.
If you have tried this one, we are sure that it will give you a chance to have a look at some of the forbidden places too. From Sarangkot these flights to take off for all the hang gliding experiences. You can simply have a majestic view of lakes, Pokhara valley temples, and mountains. November and December are the best time for hand gliding.
The difficulty level is High. Weather is important for hang gliding. So you must have the all-weather forecasting for it, The price range is from Nrs 15k to 20k.