Pokhara: Offering the perfect combo of adventure tourism and scenic beauty
When you plan to take your family out on a vacation it is ideal to choose a destination that offers a complete package so that people of all age groups can have something to cherish. Nepal is exactly one such destination. Scenic beauty, which majority of tourist wishes to enjoy on a vacation is available at its best in Nepal. But the youngsters might be looking for some adventure tourism. So there is Pokhara, the second largest city of Nepal, which is a haven for trekkers.
Situated at a distance of 200 kilometers from national capital Kathmandu, Pokhara is stunning valley which offers marvelous glimpses of snow-capped mountain ranges. The Annapurna Range, which includes Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manaslu, three of the 10 highest mountain ranges in the planet are within an accessible limit from Pokhara. The valley is base for trekkers who go out for exploring the Annapurna Circuit, one of the most fascinating trekking routes in the world. At Pokhara you will find several trekking agencies that offer various trekking programmes to the popular trekking regions like Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, Makalu and Everest. Sisne Rover Trekking is among the oldest agencies that you can contact to get a programme and itinerary.
So once the trekkers are out on their mission, you can take the scenic beauty enthusiasts for exploring the stunning green valley of Pokhara which has unending resources to mesmerize them. The biggest attraction of Pokhara is Phewa Taal or Phewa Lake. Located in the southern part of the valley, Phewa Lake is a fresh water lake that charms visitors with the wonderful boating experience. As you sail through the water, stunning view of Annapurna Range makes itself visible offering you a moment of lifetime. The memory take home would of course be the reflection of the Machhapuchhre (fish tail) on the water of Phewa.
Known as the city of lakes, other waterbodies that you can explore in Pokhara are Begnas, Rupa and Dipang. Other attractions in Pokhara are Tal barahi Temple which you see on an island in the middle of Phewa, Bindhyabasini temple, and Bhadrakali temple. World Peace Pagoda at the southern bank of Phewa Lake is also a must visit spot at Pokhara.