The Top Three Things to do in Pokhara, Nepal

by | Oct 18, 2017

After our seven day Everest View Trek in Nepal, we took a private car and spent four happy and relaxing days in Pokhara.

Pokhara is billed as a resort town, and it’s built on a lake with lots of little shops, restaurants, and hiking trails to spend your days exploring. Like Lukla is the starting point for Everest treks, Pokhara is the base point for treks into the Annapurna mountain range, so the mornings boasted exceptional views of the rocky Annapurna peaks, before the smog and haze inevitably rolled in to obscure them for the day.

We spent our days rowing on the lake, hiking up to stupas and viewpoints in the surrounding hills, day drinking in beer gardens and enjoying the warm sun. Some popular choices of things to do in Pokhara include…

 

 

Top 3 Things to do in Pokhara

 

1. Paragliding. This is one of the most a popular activities in Pokhara, and if you do it on a clear day it offers stunning views of the lake, city, and Annapurna mountain range. It costs around $80 pp, unless of course you choose to upgrade to parahawking (you know, paragliding with a hawk on your arm, normal stuff.)

2. Visiting the World Peace Pagoda. This was great because we rented a boat to row across the lake for a couple dollars, then once we reached the other side, there was a dock and a trail to hike up to the World Peace Pagoda. It offered beautiful views of the city, lake, and surrounding mountains.

3. Eat, drink, and relax! Chances are you’re visiting the resort town after a grueling trek in the Everest or Anapurna ranges. When it comes to things to do in Pokhara, my favorite was to just chill. There are paths along the lake to walk in the sun, beer gardens, and plenty of restaurants and shops to explore. I personally recommend spending a day just drinking a few beers and doing… nothing 🙂

 

 

There are plenty of things to do in Pokhara, and we had a great four day stay in the city. Go paragliding, hike up to the World Peace Pagoda, and most importantly, spend a couple days just relaxing in the warm sun!

PS If you’re planning a trip to Nepal, read more about our Everest View Trek, what to do in Kathmandu, and my Nepal FAQ here!

All my love,

Di

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