Kathmandu is the primary destination for all the tourists visiting Nepal. On the other hand, Pokhara is Nepal’s number 1 tourist hub of Nepal from where trekkers begin and end trek to Annapurna. Pokhara is the wonderful place to recharge your hunger and interests. In addition to this, there are amazing things to do in Pokhara but I have listed 5 things to do in Pokhara.
Pokhara is gateway to Annapurna trek having splendid view of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna and more Himalayan peaks. Not only Trekkers, this place is equally very popular for families and honeymoon Couples. One can experience the adventure activities such as boating, short hiking; Biking, paragliding, pony rides and evening walk to lake side in Pokhara. 5 things to do in Pokhara are:
Phewa Lake is located near lakeside which is one of the popular sightseeing sports of Pokhara. It is second laregest Lake of Nepal. Boating in Phewa Lake gives an opportunity to experience densely forest (Rani Ban), amazing view of Machhapuchre, explore Tal Barahi Temple in the middle of Lake. Annapurna Himalayas are reflected on its mirror surface. Paragliding in the blue sky and World Peace Stupa is also main focal point of boating in Phewa Lake.
World Peace Stupa is equally important sightseeing sports of Pokhara. It takes 30 minute drive from Lakeside by Private car/taxi. One can even walk 1:30 hours to Stupa after boating in Phewa Lake. Visitors visit this place to enjoy the panoramic view of Annapurna, Phewa Lake and Pokhara city. Reflecting images of Himalayas in Phewa Lake is one of the best scenic objects.
During the period of Second World War, there were many people died in Japan. Japanese started to build many stupa around the world to establish peace. As Buddha was born in Nepal, They came to Nepal and built this stupa for peace. Without a doubt this is Shanti Stupa for peace and wishdom. World Peace Stupa was buit by Nipponzan-Myohoji monk from Japan.
Paragliding is one of the popular adventure sports in Pokhara. It is a lifetime opportunity to fly like mountain bird. Moreover, Sarangkot is the flying spot of Paragliding. One can have incredible view of Annapurna range, Green hills, Phewa Lake, Pokhara city from Paragliding.
For adventure lover, Paragliding in Pokhara can be a fulfilling occurrence which makes your trip unforgettable.
Sarangkot is popular place for sunrise and viewing panoramic view of Annapurna range with an altitude of 1600 meter. Early morning people drive to Sarangkot. You can capture sunrise in their camera and also white Himalayan peaks. Besides this, One can even hike to Sarangkot from Pokhara experiencing typical village life of mountain. The popular Himalayan peaks such as Machhapuchhe, Annapuran I, II, III, IV, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, can be seen from here.
Above all street walk to Lakeside gives you the refreshment after you will be tired from Sightseeing. Evening walk is awesome having beautiful picture of Hotel, Restaurant, Bar, Shops, massage and local shops near lake. As per interest, people can have different choices in walking to Lakeside.