Things To Do In Pokhara Top 9 Things To See In Pokhara in 2023

  • Updated on Aug 28, 2023
  • Rugged Trails Nepal

Pokhara is part of the once vibrant route extending among India and Tibet. You would possibly have a query what is in Pokhara?, what are things to do in Pokhara? Here you could discover Top Things to see in Pokhara. To this day, mule trains can be visible camped at the outskirts of the town, bringing items to change from remote regions of the Himalaya. This is the land of the Magars and Gurungs, hardworking farmers and valorous warriors who have earned worldwide repute as Gurkha soldiers. The Thakalis, another essential ethnic organization here, are acknowledged for his or her entrepreneurship.

Thing To Do In Pokhara! Top Things to see in Pokhara. Some blogs are even saying eating pizza at the lakeside is another element to do in Pokhara however Rugged Trails Nepal picks the quality things which are most well-known in Pokhara.

Almost all those travelers who come to Nepal don't want to miss Pokhara. What they have heard and told by their friends is Pokhara's peaceful, calm, clean fresh air than Kathmandu. Especially the Mt. Fishtail (Machhapurchre) and there are 8000 Meters snowtopped giant Himalayas Including Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri and others. On a clear day, we can see those giant snowtopped mushrooms from allover in Pokhara. Other peaceful lakes around which is call Lakeside to stroll around.


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Top Things to Do and See in Pokhara

Mountains views From Pokhara.

  • Annapurna Ranges, Mt. Fishtail, Lamjung Ranges, Dhaulagiri, and more...Clearly the most stunning of Pokhara's sights is the spectacular panorama of the Annapurna I to IV Annapurna South, and other ranges. Although the highest among them is Annapurna I (8,091m), it is Machhapuchhre, which dominates all others in this neighborhood. Boastfully levitating in the skyline, the fish-tailed pinnacle is the archetypal snow-capped, needle-pointed mountain.

Phewa Lakes (Boating, and relaxing)

  • Phewa or Fewa Lakes is the second largest lake in the Mountain Kingdom roughly measuring 1.5 by 4km, which is the center of attractions in Pokhara. It is the largest and most enchanting of the three lakes that add to the resplendence of Pokhara. Here, one can sail or row a hired boat across to the water or visit the island temple in its middle. The eastern shore, popularly known as Lakeside or Baidam, is the favorite home base for travelers is where most of the hotels, restaurants, and handicraft shops are located.

Rupa and Begnas lakes 

  • Rupa and Begnas lakes are located about 15 km from Pokhara at the end of a road that turns north from the highway to Kathmandu. Divided by a forested hillock called Panchabhaiya Danda, the lakes offer the perfect nature retreat because of their relative seclusion. Splendid boating and fishing opportunities can be had here.

Barahi Temple

  • Barahi Temple is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the middle of Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protester deity representing the female force Shakti. Devotees can be seen, especially on Saturdays, carrying male animals and fowl across the lake to be sacrificed to the deity.

Davis Fall & Gupteshwor Cave

  • Davis falls locally known as Patale Chango (Hells Fall), Devis Fall (also known as Devins) is an awesome waterfall lying about two km southwest of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen. Legend has it that a trekker (Deven, David) was washed away by the Pardi Khola and mysteriously disappeared down into an underground passage beneath the fall. Gupteshwor is just the opposite of Davis's fall. 

Mahendra Gupha (cave).

  • Mahendra Gupha is another of nature's wonders in Pokhara is the Mahendra Gupha. This large limestone cave is locally known as the house of Bats. A two-hour walk to the north of Pokhara, it is best to bring your own torch to see the stalactites and stalagmites, as well as the local winged residents.

Bindhabasini Temple & Old Bazaar.

  • Bindhabasini Temple is the center of religious activity in the old Bazaar. This white dome-like structure dominates a spacious stone-paved courtyard built atop a shady hillock. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. The park and Tuesdays when devotees flock there to offer sacrifices, take on a festive local flavor.

Sarangkot Hillstation ( Sunrise, Sunset, and Mountains view)

  • The Sarangkot viewpoint is located on a mountainside ridge at an altitude of 1600m with panoramic Himalayan views. Sarangkot is a lovely hilltop for sunrise and sunset. Sarangkot is famous for paragliding where Paragliding Company starts the adventure fly to see the beautiful Pokhara and the glorious mountain views. Also, Sarangkot is famous for short hike who love to enjoy nature.

Pumdikot Shiva Statue

  • The tallest Shiva Statue is underconstruction in Pumdikot View Point, another perfect attraction added in Pokhara Tourist destination. 108 Feet tall Shiva statue is the tallest Shiva statue in Nepal. Pumdikot Day hike is another popular one-day hiking trip from Pokhara. There are some local homestay and lodges for overnight stays. 13 Km from Pokhara Lakeside to reach Pumdikot which almost takes 35-40 min drive. Views are just amazing from the viewpoint, Pumdikot is a new attraction in Pokhara for more details feel free to write to us. 

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Peace Stupa; (Short Hike, Sunrise, Meditation, Yoga, and Sunset spot)

  • The peace pagoda is a Buddhist Stupa designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds within the world and to help unite them in their search for world peace. Actually, in the world peace pagoda, we can see four statues of Buddha, let people informed about the four incidents of Buddha's life.

Paragliding / UltraLight

  • If you want to join do something more adventurous things while being in Pokhara then book your seat for tandem paragliding and Ultralight you will be touching the sky and amazing Annapurna mountains view in front of you.

Zip flyer and Bungee Jumping 

  • It could be another adventure thrilling experience in Pokhara, the world's longest and highest zip flyer and Bungy Jump. If you are an adventure sports lover don't miss this in Pokhara. 

Trekking Places Near Pokhara

Trekking in Nepal is an experience of lifetime. And you can’t get better opportunities to trek than pokhara. The place offers a wide variety for trekkers. Plunging into the alpine landscapes, and mesmerizing views with those astonishing landscapes makes a complete package for you to enjoy without the fuss of huge crowds. There are above 6 treks ranges from 1 day, to 10 days. A trekker can choose any trek as per his passion and time. Trekkers who are around Pokhara can go for Annapurna circuit which is a high level route and one of the most popular in our country, or you can also go for Himalayan ranges where you will find a lot of fantastic villages and homestays. Top Best Short Treks from Pokhara.

Pokhara Day Hiking Trips 

From Pokhara, we can arrange short day hiking trips to Dhampus Village, Sarangkot - Naudanda Day Hike, Peace Stupa day hike, Australian camp day hiking, and more. Visit this page for more details: Day Hiking Trips From Pokhara.

Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Pokhara. 

  • If you want to slow down and give a break for a spiritual holiday then Pokhara could be the best place in Nepal. There are many yoga retreats and schools in Pokhara if you need any suggestions and information do feel free to write to us at Pokhara is a peaceful town then Kathmandu and other bigger cities in Nepal. Rugged Trails Nepal organize Yoga Trek in Nepal such as Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek, Mardi Himal Yoga Trek, Yoga in the Mountains Nepal, and Journeys of Recovery Nepal.

Daily Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • How many people have the opportunity to say that they flew over several of the world's tallest mountains and landed at the base of one of them? Rugged Trails Nepal Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour, you’ll be able to see not one, but several of the highest mountains in the world in one sweeping glance. Right now Helicopter will not land at the Annapurna Base Camp but it will fly over the Base Camp and Land at Mardi Himal High Camp. The Landing at Mardi Himal High Camp also gives you the magnificent views of Annapurna South, Heuchuli, Annapurna I, Fishtail and other.

Hot Air Balloon In Pokhara Nepal

  • Another amazing adventure sports in Pokhara now. Now there are 2 flights in the evening and in the morning. If you are interested for Hot Air Ballooning in Pokhara then simply contact Rugged Tails Nepal for booking. There are 2 flights everyday in the morning and in the evening, Hot Air Balloon price 100 USD for foreigners and 8000 rupees for Nepalese citizen. Starts from September 1 2023

Kahun Danda Sunrise and Day Hike.

  • Kahun Danda or Kahu Deaurali is a newly opened tourist destination which is at 1,444 M (4,740 ft). As per our experience, the sunrise and the Mountain view from here is better than Sarangkot. Nearly 45 Minutes drive from Pokhara to reach the viewpoint. For more details about the place contact us. We arrange a day hike to Kahun Danda from Pokhara and it's a less touristic destination.

Cable Car To Sarangkot (Annapurna Cable Car)

  • The Annapurna Cable car ride to Sarangkot viewpoint is another newly added activites in pokhara. Annapurna Cable car is the the Cable car in Pokhara which connects the beautiful hill statation Sarangkot from the Seti Bagar (Near Fewa Lake). The length of the cable car journey is about 2.3 Km and have 18 Gondolas to carry passengers. The

    Annpurna Cable Car price as below;
    • 700 Rupees for Nepalese (Roundtrip)
    • 800 Rupees for SAARC inc Indian (Roundtrip)
    • USD $ 9 for Foreigners (Roundtrip)

Frequently asked questions about Pokhara

Can You see Everest from Pokhara?

  • No, We can't see Everest from Pokhara but a Mountain flight is another option to see Everest. 

Does Pokhara have International Airport?

  • Yes! and it will be in operation for Jan 1st 2023. (But there are no direct (International) flights till this date 28 - Aug 2023

How Far is Pokhara from Kathmandu?

  • 210 Km from Kathmandu 

How to Reach Pokhara from Kathmandu?

There are 2 options by flight and by road.

  • Kathmandu - Pokhara flight 25 Min (75 to 100$ for Foreigners and 3000 INR + for Indian citizens) Book with us!
  • By Tourist Bus 6 hrs drive (10$ to 25$) By Private car: 140$ - Book with us!

Pokhara Skydive was for a limited time, once the new dates confirmed we will update the details.

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