Things To Do In Pokhara Top 9 Things To See In Pokhara in 2024

  • Updated on Mar 31, 2024
  • 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 can discover the top things to see in Pokhara. To this day, mule trains can be seen camped on 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 their entrepreneurship. 

Things 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 that are most well-known in Pokhara.

Almost all travelers who come to Nepal don't want to miss Pokhara. Their friends have told them that Pokhara's air is more tranquil, calm, clean, and fresh than Kathmandu's. Especially the Mt. Fishtail (Machhapurchre), and there are 8000 meters of snow-topped giant Himalayas, including the Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri, and others. On a clear day, we can see those giant snow-topped mushrooms from all over Pokhara. Other peaceful lakes around, which are called Lakeside, are worth strolling around. 

The government of Nepal officially declared Pokhara as the country's tourism capital !


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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 that 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, and 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 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 and 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. Due to their relative seclusion, the lakes separated by Panchabhaiya Danda are the ideal natural retreat. 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-story 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 and Gupteshwor Cave

  • Davis Falls, locally known as Patale Chango (Hells Fall), Devis Fall (also known as Devins), is an awesome waterfall lying about two kilometers southwest of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen. According to legend, a trekker named David (Deven) 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. 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 and 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 hikes for those who love to enjoy nature.

Pumdikot Shiva Statue

  • The tallest Shiva statue is at Pumdikot View Point, another perfect attraction added to the Pokhara tourist destination. The 108-foot-tall Shiva statue is the tallest Shiva statue in Nepal. The Pumdikot Day hike is another popular one-day hiking trip from Pokhara. There are some local homestays and lodges for overnight stays. 13 km from Pokhara Lakeside to reach Pumdikot, which almost takes a 35–40 minute drive. The 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, which let people know about the four incidents of Buddha's life.

Paragliding / UltraLight

  • If you want to do something more adventurous while in Pokhara, then book your seat for tandem paragliding and ultralight. You will be touching the sky and seeing the amazing Annapurna Mountains in front of you.

Zip-flyers and Bungee Jumping 

  • It could be another thrilling adventure in Pokhara, the world's longest and highest zip-line, 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 a 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 ranging 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 take 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 or information, 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 On the Nepal Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour, you’ll be able to see not one but several of the highest mountains in the world with one sweeping glance. Helicopter Landing Tour to Annapurna Base Camp!

Hot Air Balloon In Pokhara, Nepal

  • Another amazing adventure sport in Pokhara is now. Now there are two flights in the evening and in the morning. If you are interested in hot air ballooning in Pokhara, then simply contact Rugged Tails Nepal for booking. There are two flights every day, in the morning and in the evening. The hot air balloon price is 130 USD for foreigners and 9500 rupees for Nepalese citizens.

Kahun Danda Sunrise and Day Hike.

  • Kahun Danda or Kahu Deaurali, is a newly opened tourist destination at 1,444 M (4,740 ft). As per our experience, the sunrise and the mountain view from here are better than in Sarangkot. It takes a nearly 45-minute 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 activity in pokhara. Annapurna Cable car is the the Cable car in Pokhara which connects the beautiful hill station of Sarangkot with Seti Bagar (Near Fewa Lake). The length of the cable car journey is about 2.3 km, and there are 18 Gondolas to carry passengers. The

    Annpurna Cable Car price is 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 an international airport?

  • Yes! operation on January 1, 2023. But there are no direct (International) flights till this date, December 18, 2023

How Far is Pokhara from Kathmandu?

  • 210 Km from Kathmandu 

How do I reach Pokhara from Kathmandu?

There are two options: by flight and by road.

  • Kathmandu - Pokhara flight: 25 minutes (75 to 100 dollars for Foreigners and 4000 INR + for Indian citizens) Book with us!
  • By Tourist Bus: 6 hours drive (10 to 25) By private car: 140$—book with us!

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

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