Pokhara is one of the must visit destinations in Nepal and is situated 200 km west of Kathmandu. One can either take the seven hour drive or the approximately 20 minute flight there; or even partially make the journey by seeking more adventure in the form of rafting almost halfway there ( you will drive rest of the way )
Also known as the 'Lake District of Nepal', the tranquil lakes and spectacular mountain views are not the only reason Pokhara is visited, it is the idyllic staging point for the famed Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Sanctuary Treks. It also serves as a kind of watering hole or a recuperating paradise after a rigorous trek in the Annapurna region.
The towering and easily recognizable Mt. Fishtail ( Machhapuchhare ) and its sister peaks, the placid lakes that mirror these snow clad mountains and lakeside bars and restaurants provide the ultimate surroundings for tourists and travelers of all genres.
Over the recent decades, besides boating and fishing on the lakes, Pokhara has also introduced other adrenaline activities like parasailing, micro-light flights, zip line, foothill hikes and many more. Its interesting and unique physical and cultural features ( some which are outlined below ) also give you an opportunity to do some exploring.