Pokhara is the second largest city in Nepal after Kathmandu .Pokhara city is Situated at an altitude of about 827 meters above the sea level around 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu is the beautiful lake city of Pokhara. Five hours drive from Kathmandu, and you end up in a completely different place.
Similarly, for those who love nature and adventure, Pokhara is a place to be. Also known to be the heaven of Nepal, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. This enchanting Himalayan valley provides the clear view of some of the highest mountain ranges in Nepal. Not only for its natural beauty, Pokhara, is also famous for the adventurous sports it offers.
On the other hand, the lakes in Pokhara include Fewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, and Maidi Lake among many others. The peaks than can be closely observed from Pokhara include Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manaslu, all of these peaks are more than 8,000 meters high.The newest attraction of Pokhara is Paragliding. Now you can paraglide from Sarangkot over the famous Fewa Lake and land at the bottom of the city. Other adventure sports in Pokhara include canyoning, base diving, kayaking, mountain biking and rock climbing.
While it does have some great cultural sights, the focus tends more towards the many natural wonders around the city. Pokhara should definitely not be missed.Words are not enough to describe the amount of fun you can have in Pokhara, the only way to experience the city is by going there and receiving what delights it has to offer. So, have Pokhara on your top list of places to travel when you are in Nepal.