Pokhara is the second largest city in Nepal, and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, along with Kathmandu and Mt. Everest.  The altitude varies from 827 meters in the southern region to 1740 meters in the North.

Pokhara contains all the necessary amenities and is the popular base for trekkers to embark on the Annapurna Circuit.

Phewa Tal is the second largest lake in Nepal and the largest of the nine in the Pokhara Valley.  The reflection of Mount Machhapuchre and the other peaks of the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri ranges can be seen reflected in the placid lake.  The Taal Barahi Temple located on an island in the lake can be reached by various kinds of boats.

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon walk, a cup of Chiya or a sumptuous meal overlooking the tranquil water.  At night, Lakeside is transformed offering food, drinks and music in the open air.

The towering Annapurna Range, includes three out of ten of the highest peaks in the world.  Dhaulagari, Annapurna I, and Manaslu can be viewed from Pokhara on a clear day.  Find a comfortable rooftop restaurant and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.  Or head up into the hills to a near-by smaller village like Naudanda, Kaskikot, Foksing Hill, Anadudanda, or Kahundanda to get a closer look.

Pokhara contains all the necessary amenities and is the popular base for trekkers to embark on the Annapurna Circuit.   The Seti Gandaki River that runs through town creates intriguing terrace features overlooking the vast gorge, and many quiet spots for a picnic lunch along the river.

Pokhara lies on an important old trading route between China and India. In the 17thCentury, it was ruled by a branch of the Shah Dynasty and was part of the Kingdom of Kaski.   It then became an important trade center on the routes from Kathmandu to Jumla and from India to Tibet.

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