Long famous as Nepal’s Lake District, Pokhara also offers hidden treasures such as mighty caves, waterfalls, gorges, and canyons, all seemingly carved out lovingly by the gods themselves. No wonder that local legend claims that Pokhara Valley was once the garden of the gods, created so they could get respite from their arduous duties by dancing their days away.
Nepalese Rupees (NRs)
GMT/UTC + 5:45 minutes
20 to 30 minutes by plane, 30 to 45 minutes by Helicopter (resort has own helipad for guests wishing to bypass local domestic airport)
4 to 6 hours depending on means of transport and speed
Daytime temperature usually hovers around 15 degrees Celsius in winter and 35 degrees in summer. Night time temperature usually doesn’t dip below 8 degrees during winter and 20 degrees during the summer. The monsoon season lasts from mid-June to mid-September.
Places of Interest:
Most popular of Pokhara’s six lakes, the northern shore is surrounded by restaurants and budget lodges, trekking gear stores, and other small shops. At the center of the lake is an island temple dedicated to the Goddess Barahi.
Begnas & Rupa Tals:
Lying some 15 kms from the city, these two other lakes are ideal for fishing, picnics, and to avoid the crowd that congregates on the Phewa.
Temples & Monasteries:
Bindyabasini and Barahi temples are the most popular Hindu sites within Pokhara. The Tibetan monastery at the Hyenja Tibetan Refugee Camp is situated atop a forested hill in Malepani, overlooking Pokhara valley. The World Peace Stupa, recently built upon the southern hill overlooking Phewa valley.
International Mountain Museum
Day Hikes - Sarangkot, Peace Pagoda, Davi's Fall, Mahendra Cave
River Gorges and many more...