About Pokhara

 

 

Pokhara

 
Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. Pokhara is a metropolitan city - it is even called the "Tourist Capital of Nepal". This city offers a myriad of options for travelers of all kinds - from thrilling adventures and unforgettable journeys into the wild, to tranquil contemplation and peaceful meditation. Examine the magic of this hilly city, for a truly memorable vacation. Pokhara is located 200km from Kathmandu – “The city of the temple”. The Seti Gandaki is the main river flowing over the city The city shelters a large number of Gurkhas soldiers. Pokhara, the city of lakes, is the second-largest city of Nepal after Kathmandu. Being a base for trekkers undertaking the Annapurna Circuit through the Annapurna Conservation Area region of the Annapurna ranges in the Himalayas. The Annapurna Range, with three out of the ten highest mountains in the world — Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manaslu. Earlier Pokhara was a part of the Kingdom of Kaski which was one of the Chaubisi Rajya ruled by a branch of the Shah Dynasty.

 

Pokhara is the major tourism Hub in Nepal. There are numerous lakes, a river, a museum which attracts the tourist towards it. Phewa Lake and Begnas lake are some of the popular lakes in Pokhara. Pokhara is popular for adventure tours and the base for the most popular Annapurna Circuit trek. Some of the other popular trekking regions are the Everest region, the Langtang region, the Manaslu region, Rara/Jumla region and Kanchanjunga/ Makalu region. The city promotes two major hilltops as viewpoints to see the city and surrounding panorama one is Worlds Peace Pagoda and the other is Sarangkot.

 

 

Best time to travel Pokhara - Musafircab Best time to visit Pokhara

The ideal time for visiting Pokhara is from September to November this time period is considered a peak tourist season for Pokhara where several tourists indulge in trekking and hiking. Summer generally lasts between May to August, which is experiences a dip in tourism of Pokhara, as a  by September, the weather gets better welcoming the Autumn season. This is, again, a great time to visit Pokhara for budget travelers.

  How to reach Pokhara?

The best way to reach Pokhara is from Gorakhpur. Better to travel from your city to the Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh via train, flight or taxi or bus which fits in your budget. Nepal border is 95km from Gorakhpur and 300km is Pokhara from Gorakhpur. You can hire a taxi Service from Gorakhpur to Nepal to travel to Pokhara. Musafircab also offers Gorakhpur to Nepal Tour Package at a very cheap price.

 

Places to visit in Pokhara

 

 

Phewa Lkae
Phewa Lake
Phewa Lake is the hub of attraction in Pokhara. The lake lies at the altitude of 742 meters and occupies 4.43 km2 of area. The average depth of the lake is about 8.6 meters. It is a semi-natural freshwater lake enveloped by rani ban or queen's forest and stunning reflection of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges in the clear lake waters. It is also a perfect place to experience the ever so glorious Himalayan sunrises. It has some religious significance too as it is known for the sacred Tal Barahi Temple located on an island in the lake. The lake is famous for boating on the bank of the lake which provides the visitors with the tour of the lake. One can hire a boat and visit around the floating on the surface of the beautiful lake.
Opening & Closing Timing | 9:00 Am to 5:00 PM |  Entry Fee | No Entry Fee
 
Begnas Lake - Pokhara
Begnas Lake

Phewa Lake is the hub of attraction in Pokhara. The lake lies at the altitude of 742 meters and occupies 4.43 km2 of area. The average depth of the lake is about 8.6 meters. It is a semi-natural freshwater lake enveloped by rani ban or queen's forest and stunning reflection of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges in the clear lake waters. It is also a perfect place to experience the ever so glorious Himalayan sunrises. It has some religious significance too as it is known for the sacred Tal Barahi Temple located on an island in the lake. The lake is famous for boating on the bank of the lake which provides the visitors with the tour of the lake. One can hire a boat and visit around the floating on the surface of the beautiful lake.

 

Shanti Stupa
Shanti Stupa
Shanti Stupa is a magnificent Buddhist pagoda-style monument which adds beauty to the Pokhara Valley. It is a perfect vacation place presenting a clear view of the Himalayan range, Fewa Lake and Pokhara city. The hilltop presents a splendid view of sunrise and sunset. Shanti Stupa also is known as Peace Pagoda is located on Anadu Hill of the former Pumdi Bhumdi Village Development Committee, in the district of Kaski, Nepal. The pagoda is 115 feet tall and 344 feet in diameter It was built by Nipponzan-Myohoji monk Morioka Sonin with local supporters under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii, a Buddhist monk and the founder of Nipponzan-Myohoji. Shanti is a Sanskrit word meaning peace, and Shanti Stupa means Peace Pagoda. Shanti Stupa in Pokhara is the first World Peace Pagoda in Nepal and seventy-first pagoda built by Nipponzan-Myohoji in the world.
Opening & Closing Timing | 9:00 Am to 5:00 PM |  Entry Fee | No Entry Fee
 
International Mountain Museum
International Mountain Museum
International Mountain Museum was established in 1995 by Nepal Mountaineering Association to maintain a record and document the history, evolution, development and legendary achievements in mountaineering. It has a stunning collection of artifacts, original gears, stories and photographs of the mountains, their inhabitants' and the explorers who climbed some of the highest peaks in the world. The museum contains three main exhibition halls: Hall of Great Himalayas, Hall of Fame and Hall of World Mountains.
Opening & Closing Timing | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Entry Fee
Foreigner: NPR 500, SAARC Nation: NPR 250, Nepali: NPR 100
Student: NPR 50
Resident Visa: NPR 250
Garden: NPR 30

 

Activities in Pokhara

 

 

Trekking
 
1. Trekking
Nepal is a trekking destination in the World. Pokhara area is the center of trekking in Nepal. Pokhara is popular for adventure tours and the base for the most popular Annapurna Circuit trek. Some of the other popular trekking regions are the Everest region, the Langtang region, the Manaslu region, Rara/Jumla region and Kanchanjunga/ Makalu region. The city promotes two major hilltops as viewpoints to see the city and surrounding panorama one is Worlds Peace Pagoda and the other is Sarangkot. It is advisable to hire a trekking operator. They will provide you assistant with your problems to tailor your every need while trekking. They help you with your trekking permits, transports, porters, hotels & other needs. Most of the days, the trek starts around 8:00 am and ends nearby at 3:00 pm. Timings are based on starting & ending point Pokhara.
Cost for trekking | INR 3500 for a group (approx)

 

Paragliding
 
2. Paragliding
Paragliding has been one of the most popular activities for the tourist in Pokhara. Pokhara is rated as one of the top 5 commercial tandem paragliding locations in the world. It gives a picturesque view of the surrounding that will spellbind a person. Paragliding flight launch from Sarankot about 30 minutes drive from Pokhara. There are three flight times a day, depending on season and weather at 10:30 am 12 pm and 2 pm. The best season for paragliding is from March to May and from Sept till December. There are many companies in Pokhara that offer paragliding in Pokhara. You can also go for a solo flight, you just have to ask for permission at the aviation office of Pokhara, they will allow you to make your own flight.
Cost | INR 6400 of a tandem flight for 30min
 

 

Our Services in Pokhara

 

 

Local Taxi Services in Pokhara 
 

 

Outstation Taxi Service in Pokhara
If any traveler wants to plan for weekend getaways or for a family leisure trip outside the city limits Musafircab arranges for a compact tour package. We take up group packages from a city in India connecting places nearby. We would send cars accommodating the size of the group. Outstation car rental service is divided into three type’s services like Roundtrip, One Way Trip and Multicity. 
 

Popular Pokhara Tour Packages

 

 

Pashupatinath temple
KATHMANDU POKHARA TOUR   
4 Night - 5 Days

Kathmandu(2N) - Pokhara(2N)
  
 
PILGRIMAGE TOUR OF NEPAL 

6 Night - 7 Days


Kathmandu(3N)- Pokhara(2N) - Janakpur(1N)

  

MUKTINATH TEMPLE TOUR 

3 Night - 4 Days


Pokhara(2N) - Muktinath Temple(1N)
  
 
Muktinath Temple
KATHMANDU POKHARA MUKTINATH TOUR   
4 Night - 5 Days
Kathmandu(1N) - Pokhara(2N) - Jomsom(1N)