About Pokhara Nepal

: 2023-06-17

Last Updated : 2023-09-02

Pokhara “a piece of heaven in the world” is the second largest city in terms of population after Kathmandu. It is also known as “the city of lakes and ponds”. Pokhara is also known as the “Town of Mountain Ranges” because it is surrounded by white snowcapped mountain and green hills. If you want to enjoy nature and learn about different cultures and customs, then Pokhara is the best place for you.
Here you can visit famous places like Barahi temple, Bindhyabasini, Bhadrakali, Sitaldevi, Gita Mandir Phewa lake, Sarangkot etc. You can observe old Newari houses in the city such as Bagar, Bindhyabasini, Bhairab, tole. You can also visit modern commercial cities like Chipledhunga and Mahendrapul recently known as Bhimsen chowk.

Best season to travel Pokhara 

 Month: March to May

If you want to enjoy the sparkling clean view of mountains, green and lush environment in warm weather at Pokhara then spring is the best season to travel Pokhara. You can enjoy the wonderful view of flowers blooming in plenty of colors. You can also observe the beautiful scenery of the rice harvest.

Month: June to August

Summer is the second-best season to travel Pokhara. In this season weather gets hot and you can enjoy clear views of mountains. Don’t miss an opportunity to experience adventurous & recreational activities like Rafting, boating, paragliding etc. You can also enjoy the heavy rainfall.

Month: December to February

Winter season is the best season to travel Pokhara for the people who love cold weather. In this season you can enjoy wonderful trek observing the beauty of snow-covered mountains. During the time of snowfall, you can play with snow on high-altitude. Trekkers or visitors need to be well prepared in winter to protect self from the fever and common cold.

Month: September to November

Autumn season starts with September and Ends with November. In this season weather remains moderate and sometimes a little bit cold. In this season you can celebrate the important and colorful festivals in Pokhara.

Things to do in Pokhara

Pokhara is known as the place for adventure and recreational activities. You can enjoy a lot of activities such as:

  • Seti river rafting
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Paragliding
  • Zip Lining
  • Ultralight Flight
  • Trekking
  • Hiking
  • Skydiving
  • Zip Flyer
  • Horse Riding
  • Canyoning & Canyoneering
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hand Gliding
  • Paramotor
  • Stand up Paddle-Boarding
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Boating

Attraction of Pokhara

Lakes, stunning mountains views, beautiful places of Pokhara have been able to attract a lot of tourists yearly. It is also said that Pokhara is a piece of heaven and a town of tourist. The famous attraction and most valuable places of Pokhara are given below:

  • Phewa lake
  • Davis falls
  • Begnas lake
  • Mahendra cave
  • Rupa Lake
  • Annapurna circuit
  • Tal Barahi Temple
  • Tibetan Refugee Camp
  • International Mountain Museum
  • Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
  • World peace Pagoda
  • Bat Cave
  • Bindabasini Temple
  • Sarangkot View Tower
  • Damside
  • Blue Sky Paragliding
  • Matepani Gumba
  • Iwang
  • Chipledhunga
  • Gorkha memorial Museum
  • Naudanda
  • Khaste lake
  • Pokhara old Market etc

Festivals of Pokhara

Nepal Literature Festival:

Nepal literature festival is one of the biggest and important festivals for the literature lovers in Pokhara. It was started in 2011 and has been celebrated annually since. This is the only international literary festival in the country. The Nepal Literature Festival is the play area for creators, open identities and writing lovers. This festival is the best platform to show talents of writers and express their feeling.

Pokhara Street Festival:

Pokhara street festival is one of the most interesting festivals celebrated at end of the December and start of January. On this day the main streets are closed to set up restaurants tables and show the food items. You can also enjoy the musical performances given by different local, national and international musical bands and parties.

Famous Trekking Routes from Pokhara

Pokhara Ghandruk Trek

One of the popular short trekking destinations from Pokhara in the Annapurna region is Ghandruk. In this trek, you can enjoy amazing views of mountains like Annapurna, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, and others. Majority people of Pokhara and Ghandruk are Gurung. You can learn about the Gurung cultural customs and traditions during this trek.


Pokhara Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek

Pokhara Ghorepani Poonhill trek is one of the popular and amazing trekking packages. You can enjoy a stunning view of Lush greeneries, villages, farms, rivers, a lifestyle of local people in the streets and panoramic views of Himalayas. This trek is suitable for the people who are willing to visit and observe the beauty of snow-capped mountains but don’t have much time to spend. In this trek, you can enjoy a lot in a short time period. If you want to be part of this amazing package visit: Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Pokhara-Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Pokhara-Annapurna base camp trek is one of the famous treks which journey starts and ends in Pokhara. This trek gives you an opportunity to enjoy the typical Nepalis village, lifestyle of local people, culture, custom and tradition of Pokhara and Annapurna base camp with the amazing view of Himalayan ranges. To book this trekking package visit: Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Pokhara Mardi Himal Trek

If you want to enjoy the stunning view of beautiful rhododendron forest, snow-white mountain range passing through beautiful villages of Pokhara then Pokhara Mardi Himal trek is the best option for you. This trek gives you an opportunity to observe the wonderful views of mountains such as Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south and Hiuchuli. To be participant in the amazing trekking package visit: Mardi Himal Trek.

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