POKHARA VALLEY
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POKHARA VALLEY

Pokhara, is a picturesque little lakeside town, located in central Nepal in the 2nd largest of Nepal's valleys in the shadow of the Himalayas and is a Nepal destination hotspot. Pokhara's existence has everything to do with its location, which attracts thousands of travelers from around the world each year. For centuries it served as the trading post on route between India and Tibet as well as the "go-to" market destination for the people of the surrounding valley and mountains. Pokhara has marked its significance in Nepal's history and become a melting pot of Nepali culture. The Pokhara valley was originally seven fresh water lakes called Pokhari, it is from this word that Pokhara gets its name.
West of Kathmandu, Pokhara is easily accessible via a half hour flight or 5-6 hour drive from the capital. There are numerous flights and buses as well as other forms of ground transport between the two towns (more during the tourist season) which make travel to this town very convenient. Pokhara an enchanting city nestled in the tranquil valley (827m), is the starting point for many of Nepal's most popular trekking and rafting destinations. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the fifth-tail summit of Machhapuchhre (6977m) rising behind it creates an ambience of peace and magic. Situated 200 km west of Kathmandu, Pokhara is connected by air as well by road from Kathmandu and Bhairawa, a border town near India. Pokhara is the land of the Magars and Gurungs who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers. Brahmins, Chhetris and Thakalis are other major communities here.

Getting There
Pokhara is located roughly 200 km west of Kathmandu. The journey between these two famed cities is certainly part of the Pokhara experience. Flying over the snow-capped Himalaya to the north and green Mahabharat range to the south is thrilling, while the overland journey past sparse rural settlements nested along the Trisuli river provides a view of life particular to Nepal's middle hills. There are daily flight between Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Discover the Heritage of Nature's Beauty and History:
The Pokhara valley is situated at an elevation of 915m above sea level and 200m west of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The rich ness of valley in pure natural beauty is indeed one of the main attractions to the visitors from all over the world. Just imagine the joy of observing the majestic Himalayas, three peaks above 8000m. from an elevation of below 1000m. within a very close aerial, distance. The valley are equally superb giving as they do elevated close-ups to the snowy peaks. Going pony riding is yet another way of enjoying Pokhara.

Every evening the Phewa lake area hosts numerous culture programmes which affirm Pokhara’s folk culture “most of the folk songs and dances that enliven Pokhara’s nights evolved in the surrounding hills. The good cheer and fellow feeling of the songs are reflected in the people of Pokhara, sunny smiles and happy faces.




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Sarangkot Sunrise & Sunset View Tour Including one hour Paragliding 7 Days

from 1.130 USD / Days: 7 / Difficulty: 1 of 5 (Easy)
Sarangkot is the most popular tourist destination from where the tourists can enjoy the great view of the Pokhara Valley and the magnificent view of the mountains such as Annapurna Massif, Fishtail Mountain, Dhaulagiri range, and Manaslu. Sarangkot is only 5 km from Lake Side from Pokhara and highest view point at 1592m high for Sunrise and Sunset view over the snowy peaks. Sarangkot...

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Best Adventurous Travel Destinations in Nepal 13 Days.

from 3.035 USD / Days: 13 / Difficulty: 1 of 5 (Easy)
Best Adventurous Travel Destinations in Nepal 13 Days. This trip includes everything that makes Nepal a classic travel destination. Discover beautifully preserved palaces and temples in Kathmandu, see picturesque monasteries perched high in the hills, experience traditional Nepalese life and be constantly surrounded by timeless mountain views. Meet Sherpa people, see Newari wooden homes, dine on...

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Pokhara Tour, 3 Days

from 575 USD / Days: 3 / Difficulty: 1 of 5 (Easy)
Pokhara, the city of Lakes, is blessed with extreme and remarkable nature beauty. This place is famous for centre of adventure like White Water Rafting, starting and ending point for popular trekking destinations, Paragliding, Jungle Safari, serenity of Lakes, stunning panoramic view of Annapurna massif, Machhapuchre and Dhaulagiri Range. This is the best place to relax and the magnificence of...

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Village Tour to Sirubari 10 Days

from 1.290 USD / Days: 10 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Village Tour to Sirubari (Home-Stay) 10 Days Introduction to Sirubari Village Tour Sirubari village tour is newly opened model home-stay trekking and tour destination in Nepal. Sirubari village is very attractive village for trekkers and sightseer with its Culture of peoples, superb Mountain View, farming community village, hearty welcome. The Sirubari village is a totally unspoiled Gurung...

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POKHARA AND THE ANNAPURNAS FROM THE AIR

from 4.935 USD / Days: / Difficulty: 1 of 5 (Easy)
Duration: 2-3 Hours Number of passengers: 4-5 This flight takes you to Pokhara, with the opportunity to closely view the Annapurna Sanctuary, Mt. Dhaulagri. Ganesh Himal, Manaslu & Lamjung Himal. There also mountains that can be seen while passing by the famous Marshyangdi River. We also fly over the lakes, namly Begnas, Rupa and finally Phewa where we take a break. If the client is...

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Seti Khola, 2 Days, 1 night at Rivercamp

from 150 USD / Days: 2 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
The Seti Khola River is famous for its dazzling scenery throughout the year. It is a gentle river attracting families, bird watchers, nature lovers and dreamers. However, during the monsoon, its swollen rapids prove an exciting test for experienced rafters and kayakers. The Seti is the best river for learning kayak in Nepal. You can have a fairly short trip in the Seti River. It offers you...

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Marsyangdi Koshi, 5 Days, 4 nights at Riverside camp

from 445 USD / Days: 5 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Locally, it is used to say that Marshyangdi is the raging river in Nepal and describes one of the best whitewater runs in the world. One of the best class 4 kayaking rivers in the world. Continuously, exhilarating whitewater with magnificent mountain backdrops. Recommended for expert kaykers and rafters. If it’s adventure you seek, you’ll find it on this trip with one day of easy trekking and...

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Kali Gandaki Koshi, 3 Days, 2 nights at Rivercamp

from 310 USD / Days: 3 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous)
A deservedly popular and medium length river trip, it is combining exhilarating white water with fine scenery. One of the most famous names of the Himalayan Rivers, it is not only known among Nepalese people… The Kali Gandaki raises in Mustang(an enclave of Nepal) which is poking into Tibet(the other side of the Himalayas), and flows down here. The Kali Gandaki is a flat and braided river,...

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