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Below mentioned are the best things to do in Pokhara:
The high mountain ranges here, offer the best hill-top views. The most prominent of these, is Macchapucchre. It is a fish-tailed peak, dazzling like a snow-covered needle in the sun. Climb these mountains for a most adrenalizing experience
The Peace Stupa is a pagoda that houses four statues of Buddha, symbolic of the Four Great Sights. It is open to people of all races, regardless of religion, race or sexuality
Pokhra is replete with splendid options for adventure tourists, including trekking, hiking, paragliding, river rafting, canyoning, water abseiling and the special Ultralight motor gliding.
Known for their scenic beauty, these resounding cascades make for an excellent venue for water abseiling.
Pay a visit to the National Memorial Museum and get acquainted with the rich history of the Gorkha race.
Get tutored on Organic farming in the ancient Kaskikot village, known for its rustic and tribal way of life.
Climb the mountains in Pokhara for a most adrenalizing experience. Their rugged nature makes them conducive to adventure sports. The most prominent mountain here is Macchapucchre. Alternatively, you can travel to Sarangkot, a high-altitude village, which is a famous Paragliding spot here. It also provides breathtaking views of the horizon. Other adventure sports include trekking and hiking, of course. Annapurna Base camp trek and Upper Mustang trek are the best options. The Pokhara Lumbini Chitwan Mountain Biking tour, is a well known biking package which takes you on a sensational ride across the rugged terrains of the Himalayas. Additionally, Zip Flying, is an adrenaline-inducing activity and Pokhara is famous for the highest zip flyer in the world. You can also try Bungy Jumping at the same place. Other natural delights in Pokhara include its Lakes. Hire, sail or row a boat on the Phewa Lake. Explore the bat caves of Mahendra Gupha, a limestone marvel, studded with elegant stalactites and bulky stalagmites. Try Waterfall Abseiling at the lush, Davi’s Falls, that meanders through caves and underground tunnels. Another popular adventure sports here is the Ultralight Flight Motor Gliding, which lets you float and fly around like a bird, offering mesmeric views of the Pokhara environs. It lasts half an hour and goes at a speed of 90 kmph.
The Annapurna foothills, Sarangkot, Poon hill and the Upper Seti river camp are some of the most common camping places in Pokhara. It is one of the best weekend getaways that fit the budget within Rs 1500 to 2000. These campsites include all kinds of adventure activities including kayaking, canoeing, water abseiling, rock climbing and canyoning.
Annapurna Base camp trek and Upper Mustang trek are the best options for trekking in Pokhara. The Poon Hill trek is also revered by hardcore adventure tourists. A lot of hikers consider Macchapucchre a daunting mountain to scale as well.
The Pokhara Lumbini Chitwan Mountain Biking tour, is a well known biking package which takes you on a sensational ride across the rugged terrains of the Himalayas.
Some of the most popular routes are the Annapurna Circuit biking tour and the Upper Mustang biking tour. The region has a lot of mountain biking companies that rent bikes, helmets and other essentials for the ride. The most common route is from Pokhara to Lo-Manthang. Costs about Rs. 1000-1500 per person.
Zip flying, is an adrenaline-inducing activity and Pokhara is famous for the highest zip flyer in the world. The base is located at Sarangkot. The zipflyer here boasts a drop of a massive 600 m!
Paragliding again is best enjoyed at the high-altitude village of Sarangkot.
For foreigners, the costs are as follows:
Short flight: Rs. 10,000/person for a 25 min experience.
Long flight: Rs. 15,000/person for 50 mins.
It is the highest water touch bungy in the world and jumping is done from a tower at a height of 80 meters, from which you dive into a pond which is 18 mt. deep.
The most popular venue for the activity is Bhote Koshi. Sarangkot is also known to provide the same.
Ultralight flying is a breathtaking way of watching over the Annapurna mountains and provides a jaw-dropping view of the scenery underneath
The ultralight aircraft can fly over the Pokhara valley at a speed of 50-90 km per hour. It is offered by the Avia Club Nepal, Pokhara Ultralight and the Fishtail ultralight
Charges depend on nationality and type of flight. There are 4 categories of flights:
The best time for river rafting in Pokhara is October to Mid-December and then March through early May, as extremes of weather are avoided.
Upper Seti River and Trishuli River are the best venues for river rafting. The cost is Rs. 5000/person.
Yes, you can do canyoning in Pokhara. The season for canyoning is between September to June. The canyoning zone is located in Ghalel Village of Kaski District.
It is considered safe due to high care and trainer supervision and sport administration at the sites.
Hence, a lot of care is gone into maintaining its tourist reputation of being most visited and preferred adventure place in Nepal.