Things to do in Pokhara
Pokhara is Nepal’s number 1 adventure and leisure destination, a gateway to treks in the Annapurna region with plenty of entertainment for individual travellers and their families. The city of paradise Pokhara does not disappoint anybody in any circumstances. Regardless to say, there’s a myriad of things you can do at the most popular and loved tourist destination of Nepal as this city is a stunning one, filled with nature, great places to see as well as an important hub for mountain trekkers.
In Pokhara you can experience the excitement of adventure. Here’s a list of some of the things you can do at Pokhara :
The Lakes of Pokhara
As suggested by the name in itself, Pokhara is a city of many lakes. There are 7 popular lakes in Pokhara valley. These lakes are an important part of Pokhara’s beauty and provide ample activities for entertainment, including but not limited to boating, stand up paddle, kayaking, fishing.
- Phewa Lake
- Begnas Lake
- Rupa Lake
- Dipang Lake
- Maidi Lake
- Khaste Lake
- Gunde Lake
Ride the world’s tallest and longest zipline! 600m up in the air, zoom down at 140km per hour covering a distance of 1.8 km.
Travel to the enchanting Pokhara valley with its spectacular lakes and fascinating views of Himalayan mountains. Pokhara now offers the rush of extreme zip lining, the first of its kind in Asia.
The Zip line has been in operation since 2nd June 2012. Safety is the leading criteria, and the system by Zip-flyer TM LLC, USA is designed with the most advanced technologies, and has delivered a state-of-the-art zipline. So get ready to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush!
SKY DIVING IN NEPAL
Skydiving is a new sport in Nepal One more resaon to come to Nepal if its not already in your bucket list. The difference betwwen skydiving in Nepal compared to skydiving abroad is the spectacular 360 degree view of the Himalayas.
An excitingly extreme aerial adventure, Everest skydiving is an amazingly unique experience in the world. Skydiving is done from a plane or a chopper onto the world’s highest drop zone at Gorak Shep, Kala Patthar. The skydiving takes place in front of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest (8,848 m), and the free fall takes you past some of the world’s highest mountain peaks.
For those who want to keep it less extreme, go to Pokhara, next to the mighty Annapurnas and the Fewa Lake below. Experienced pilots with skydiving ratings man the aircraft, so safety is guaranteed. Skydiving can be either a solo jump or in tandem.
Nothing can beat the thrill of being up in the sky, flying like a bird in the thermals all the while enjoying views of snow capped mountains, pristine lakes and verdant valleys like nowhere else on earth. With experienced pilots to guide you through the skies, it’s an experience of a life time. You may fly again someday, but you’ll never enjoy the same spectacular views. Choose from tandem flights to fully certified paragliding courses, solo flights or even go paragliding accompanied by hawks!
With the low lying valleys and the high cold mountains, Nepal provides some of the best paragliding experiences in the world with its natural rising thermals. Paragliding has been in vogue in Nepal since 1995 and the sport is getting ever more popular. You can sign in as a beginner and leave with many flying hours under your belt. Soaring high above with the hawks and enjoying incredible views of the Himalayan peaks from this vantage point is an experience you will never forget. You can fly with world class pilots, solo or tandem and benefit from local knowledge going cross-country or acro flying, you can even get your international license in Nepal. If you don’t have your own equipment or chose not to bring it to Nepal with you, then you can hire them in Nepal if you want to fly on your own.
Due to the risks of being too close to the flying paths of domestic airlines, you are not permitted to just launch as a private pilot. Therefore it is important to get familiar with and follow the flying policies and regulations of Nepal.
An UltraLight flight allows you to witness the virgin beauty of the nearby mountain, lakes and the greenery. It is another medium to observe the full spectrum of the magnificent Pokhara valley along with mountain peaks and lakes at the same time. ultralight flight Pokhara is a unique way to discover the majestic Himalayas and for the Ariel sightseeing of Pokhara valley .
With 70m vertical drop and 3 sec free fall, Pokhara houses Nepal’s first and only tower Bungee, High Ground Bungee that has something for everyone. Located at a convenient 20 minutes from Pokhara Lakeside, the jump site offers a spellbinding view of the Himalayas, the hills and the rivers that will take your breath away.
Trekking Pokhara is not just fun but extremely thrilling too. Pokhara has come up with and is the gateway to some of the most beautiful treks that have a culmination of both adventure with some jaw dropping and awe inspiring scenic beauty. The treks are quite beautifully adorned with rich flora and fauna which just adds to the beauty of the trek.
White Water Rafting
Only minutes away from Pokhara are many short and sweet rafting adventures that offer hours of non-stop adrenaline. With fantastic Annapurna mountain views, crystal clear Himalayan whitewater and beautiful gorges decorated with a suspension bridges and prayer flags – Rafting is a must-do activity.
Lakeside is the tourist destination along the north shore of the Phewa Lake and is the perfect place to recharge your batteries. Lakeside houses most of the popular tourist accommodation and the best places to eat as well as hangout.