10 Best Things To Do in Pokhara
The city of Lakes, Pokhara offers you a lot of things to do which you must try while you are traveling to the city.
As soon as you talk about Pokhara, you will hear about it being ‘The City of Lakes’, 8 to be precise. The destination is waiting for you with a long list of adventure sports like zipline and paragliding. There are also different places you must visit, enjoy the food, and end the day with the buzzing nightlife.
Out of the bunch, these are the 10 best things to do in Pokhara.
- Go on a Boating
- Dare yourself with Adventure Sports
- Watch the Sunrise
- Visit Religious Places
- Go on a Hike
- Hear the Nature
- Experience a Ultra Gliding
- Spend a day on a city tour
- Devour the in-famous food delicacies
- Unwind from the day into the night atmosphere
Go on a Boating
How can you miss boating in ‘The City of Lakes’? 2 Lakes (Phewa Lake and Begnas Lake) offer boating service in Pokhara. So, boating is the first thing you should try in Pokhara.
And the remaining six lakes Rupa Lake, Khaste Lake, Nyureni Lake, Dipang Lake, Gunde Lake, and Maude Lake will make you feel more tranquil as you witness it.
Dare yourself with Adventure Sports
Pokhara is famous for adventure sports like bungee jumping, paragliding and ziplining. With these activities, the world will be under your feet, you will literally get an aerial view of the surroundings. At the same time, these activities are enough to dare you.
Watch the Sunrise
There is something for everyone here in Pokhara, even as early as dawn starting to split. Sarangkot hill gives an unforgettable view of the sunrise. Since morning shows the day, watching the beautiful sunrise rising beside the mountains will obviously make your day good.
You can also witness the breathtaking view of the Annapurna Range and Mt. Machhapuchhare as the sun starts to spread its orange hue across the sky.
Visit significant and religious places
You must explore World Peace Pagoda Pokhara, Devi’s Fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, and Bat Cave when you are in Pokhara. And the temples Bindhyabasini Temple and Tal Barahi Temple, a dedication to Goddess Bindhyabasini and Goddess Durga respectively are where every devotee goes to receive blessings.
There are two museums called the International Mountain Museum and Gurkha Memorial Museum that display the past and present customs of mountaineering activities and Gurkha regimen respectively.
Go on a hike
Since you’ve gone from the morning sunrise to trying adventurous activities in Pokhara, now it is time to go on a hike. You can enjoy being on foot to Naudanda, Begnaskot, and Sikles to meet the beautiful and simple rural surroundings of Pokhara. Do not forget to try some fun activities on your hike.
Listen to the sound created by the gorge
People come to visit from far and near to witness the roaring sound of the Seti River gorge. It makes you realize how deep it potentially is, but isn’t visible to the eyes. You can only see it from a bridge across the gorge and the water is milky white. Out of the list, this is one unique thing to do in Pokhara.
Spend a day on a city tour
For people who want to make the most out of their day in Pokhara, you can go on a city tour. You can decide what you want to experience, from nature to fun to the morning glory of the city. So, there will be a sightseeing journey where you can oversee the beauty of Pokhara.
Experience a Ultra Gliding
If you do not want to go on a hike, but still want to see the beautiful mountains, a Heli tour is a great option. You can also go over the lakes on a chopper and see the majestic nature from an aerial view.
If you have completed the city tour on vehicle and on foot, it's now time to take a city tour via air. City Tour on air? Yes! You have heard it right.
Apart from paragliding, Pokhara also offers you a ultra gliding flight. It's a mini plane which takes you to the air of Pokhara and lets you enjoy the aerial view of the city. Sad part is, you can enjoy the moment with your friends since it only has the capacity of two people (you and the pilot).
But what makes it worth trying and luxurious is, you’ll be seeing the city, lakes and mountains without going on foot to the top.
Devour the in-famous food delicacies
When in Pokhara, you must definitely eat two food items: Thakali cuisine and its local fish. The local fishes are mixed or filled with Nepali spices, and are pan-cooked, fried, or served in a soup too. Sourced from Phewa Lake, the fishes are fresh and a delight to the taste buds. There is also the availability of the most famous Nepali dishes like momo, as well as Western cuisine.
Unwind from the day into the night atmosphere
After all the traveling and eating, it is time to start unwinding. You can go to clubs and pubs and dance the night away. Or you could go for dinner in a quieter space.
You can unwind any way you like, Pokhara has both ways to serve. But the clubs and pubs of Pokhara are greatly famous and will be a memory that brings the moment alive when you remember it.
So, do not go to bed after all your roaming around ends, because you really should not miss out on the Nightlight of Pokhara.
Pokhara is the gateway to natural serenity and land of exploration. From food to fun, there is nothing that Pokhara lacks. If you want to experience the most in a single day, then a private city tour would pull off well. But the best way would be to have a list of things to do here. So, make sure you add these 10 things to do in Pokhara to make the most out of your experience.