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The Pokhara Valley stands one of
the most picturesque of Nepal. Some believe it to be the Nepalese Paradise in the ecological sense.

Brief introduction to Pokhara city:
The Pokhara Valley stands one of the most picturesque of Nepal. Some believe it to be the Nepalese Paradise in the ecological sense. The perpetual beauty of the valley is enhanced by its three renowned lakes including Fewa, Begnas and Rupa which own their natural resource in the glacial sector of Annapurna Range of the supreme Himalayas. The Annapurna Range is virtually the abode of five major peaks, namely Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV and Annapurna South. The scenic beauty of the tall water fall also makes our trip more enchanting; it is called Devis Fall. The mighty deep gorge of the Seti River, the Mahendra Bridge, the Tibetan Settlement are too seeing worthwhile. Pokhara Valley owns the second biggest woolen industry of Nepal; most of the rugs are woven in Tibetan design. The valley is also abound of Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples. One interesting shrine is the 'Barahi' belonging to a blood-thirsty Hindu Goddess. It is located in a solitary island within the Fewa lake where animal slaughters are not uncommon scenes as part of the religious ritual called 'Puja'. Pokhara is a major point which forks out to many different trekking destinations. A fabulous mountain flight in viewing the western Himalayan Ranges of Nepal also starts from here and ends here; it is an hourly air trip handled by the domestic airlines. The striking landmark is none other than Mt. Machapuchre (the metaphorical usage of Fish-Tail) though located at a far distance direct to the magnetic north. Pokhara is situated a little over 200 km west of the capital city and is connected by air as well as by surface route. It also proves a via-point in flying to Baglung, Shyangja and Tansen.


There are many panoramic and interesting places to pay decent visits outside the Kathmandu Valley. Most of them can easily be reached from Kathmandu by surface route or air route. Others we are afraid you must follow up the trek route which is often lead through sloppy rough trails.

Some of the major spots to visit in Pokhara:

Fewa Lake
The lake in the immediate vicinity of the city is the Fewa Lake with an island temple dedicated to Goddess Barahi in the middle. With its scene water reflecting the Annapurna Range and nicely reserved woods on the adjoining southern slope, this legendary second source of attraction for the visiting tourist. This lake can also be enjoyed by swimming and boating.

Begnas and Rupa Lake
These twin lakes lie to the north-east of Pokhara Valley about 15 km. away from the airport. The road to Begnas follows Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway as far as Sisuwa near the police check post and branches off a bus-ride to the damside of Begnas from the city. A small hill called Pachbhaiya which separates the two lakes can be reached in 30 minutes on foot from the Begnas bus stop. From a convenient point on this hill one can overlook the twin lakes on either side. These two lakes provide an opportunity for angling, canoeing, sun-bathing and bird-watching.

Mahendra Cave
It is another interesting natural site across the Seti River past Batulechour village few stalagmite stalactite caves found in Nepal. The cave has not yet been fully explored and it conceals more than the present first galleries. A flashlight is worthwhile to explore the interior.

Tibetan Village
These are two Tibetan villages in the vicinity of Pokhara. One of them called Tamshiling is in the south past Patale Chhango. The other village by the name of Tashi Palkhel is in the north of Pokhara at the place called Hyangja on Pokhara-Baglunj Highway. The Tibetan people living in these villages keep themselves busy by producing and trading in woolen carpets and other handicrafts items.

Foksingh Danda
This ridge south of Pokhara provides an excellent view of whole Pokhara Valley and the long array of snow-capped peaks beyond. The panorama of the mountains visible at a stretch from here includes the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Ranges to the western side and Manaslu, Himalchuli and Ganesh Himal in the distant east. The trail to this ridge starts south of the Pokhara airfield, crosses the Seti river near the power house overlooking the valley. It takes about two and a half hours to get to Foksingh Danda from the power-house. Morning period is excellent to visit this ridge.

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