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  • Alex Gillam

Pokhara, a Tranquil Himalayan Escape

A serene counterpart to the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, laid-back Pokhara is an oasis of calm in an impossibly beautiful setting. With everything from snow-capped Himalayan vistas and world-famous paragliding opportunities to delightful bazaars and time-honored temples, Pokhara has something to offer for everyone.

Some of the city’s many highlights include:

The colorful and diverse Old Bazaar of Pokhara; here you will find a blend of old and new – ancient temples and artwork combine with modern craftsmanship and architecture to create a spectacular array of Nepalese traditions.

Sarangkote Hill, the most popular viewpoint in Pokhara. From here you can experience spectacular views of Mt. Machhapuchhare and the Annapurna Mountains, as well as the ever expansive Pokhara Valley.

Opportunities to hike to local villages and ancient forests; hiking through the villages and hills of Nepal is the best way to experience the rich, cultural diversity amidst snowcapped mountains and architectural wonders.

Lake Phewa, the largest lake in the Pokhara Valley; the placid waters here make for one of the best spots to take in the beauty of Pokhara, and serves as one of the best ways to round off a day of touring.

For more information on Nepal, head on over to our Destination Page to see what all this country has to offer.

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