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    Devi's Falls or Davis Falls....

    by mamtap Updated Mar 15, 2014
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    This is the most famous waterfall in Pokhara. Not only tourists from different country visit the falls, local people too go there regularly to take a break from their boring daily routine. Water coming from Fewa Lake goes down into this falls.

    But I am always confused by the name 'Devi's Falls' or 'Davis Falls', as the local got two different stories about the falls.

    First one is that on 31st July 1961, a Swiss tourist Ms. Davis who was swimming in the Fewa lake was swept away due to the unexpected overflow and her body was never recovered and was vanished forever.

    Other one is that the Devi's Falls got it's name from Devi (Goddess), whose temple is located near the Falls.

    The Length of the Falls is 500 meters underground water flow and the Depth is 100 Feet. June, July, August and September are the months to enjoy falls's real beauty.

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    Sarangkot... a view to stay!

    by mamtap Written Mar 13, 2014

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    Sarangkot is a very famous and highest viewpoint near Pokhara. It is easily accessible by two hours walk or by Local buses or cars.

    Remarkable thing about Sarangkot is that it gives you spectacular views of all four directions. From here one can see the mighty peaks of Machhapuchare (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri and Annapurna II. Plan to reach the Sarangkot peak in early hours to catch the dawn or late dusk hours.

    Try to stay one full day to get a glimpse of the Sun ib both dawn and dusk as well as see the local life and enjoy local village food.

    Sarangkot is also famous for paragliding.

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    Go to Sarangkot

    by lotharscheer Updated Nov 26, 2012

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    You will have a perfect view of the surrounding mountains, especially in the morning and excellent Paragliding.
    Go there by public bus from Lakeside (Mansawar rd.) first to "0 km" street crossing, from there to Baglung bus station and then to Sarangkot, bus to Sarangkot about hourly, total cost about 60 Rupies. Going down (local people claim it's a 2 hour walk down) you can get also a lift from the Paragliding Jeeps to Lakeside for maybe 100 Rupies (in case you are Paragliding the transport up is included, if uncertified you can get a tandem glide with a experienced guide for about $ 80) .

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    Sarangkot

    by illumina Updated Sep 18, 2012

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    At an altitude of 1592m (5500ft), this mountainside village lies to the north-west of Pokhara, a 2hour trek or a 45 min taxi/scooter ride away. It is best known for its panoramic views of the Annapurna range, which many people come to see at sunrise. Sadly it was very cloudy the day we went up to the top of Sarangkot, but the views were stunning nonetheless - we just caught only glimpses of Machhapuchhare through the clouds!

    The best viewpoint is from the hill fort right at the top - you'll have to leave your transportation just below the village if you've come by car or scooter, and walk up through the houses and paddy fields of the village to get to it. Entry fee is 25NPR (which goes to conservation of the area according to the ticket) - the tower is a still occupied by the military, but walk around and you'll see a viewing platform. On the way out there is a small temple too (2nd photo).

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    Shave and a haircut

    by Skibbe Written Aug 4, 2012

    Because of all the hikers coming back from long treks, there are a lot of barbers in Pokhara offering haircuts, shaves, and even massages for a better price than you can find in the West. I love a good shave with hot lather so I went twice while in Pokhara.

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    Paragliding in the Mountains

    by Skibbe Written Aug 3, 2012

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    This was the first time I've ever paraglided. I wasn't sure I knew what I was doing but once I was up there it was incredible. We floated over the lake and the mountains and the city and I've never felt anything like it.

    There are many companies that push this in Pokhara. I used Everest Paragliding, which is run by an Italian named Brandon. I was very pleased with them even though they kept saying they weren't sure they could handle someone as big as me:). They told me that Nepal is very loose about licensing requirements for their pilots and accidents happen. So best to ask questions of any agency you use here.

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    Devi's Falls

    by Skibbe Written Aug 3, 2012

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    These are in the city and its name comes from a Swiss couple that supposedly drowned here in 1961. It is far from a memorial but still nice for a short visit. I went across the street and down into a cave where I could view the falls from below.

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    Sunrise at Sarangkot

    by Skibbe Written Aug 3, 2012

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    A popular activity here is to leave early with a guide and hike up to Sarangkot for a view of the sunrise. There are several spots where you can do this and somehow I ended up at the highest with an Australian couple from my hotel, tired and hungry. It was a bit hazy that day but still nice to be up there.

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    I feel high on top of the roof of the World!

    by kharmencita Updated Jul 23, 2012

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    trekking to the Himalaya Panorama
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    Nepal considered as the roof of the world is of course one of my top list in my travel destination. To climb up to the summit of Mount Everest is not my goal but to see in person and enjoy this hidden jewel and unspoiled natural wonder is more than enough to make me feel high ;-) Of course, I crowned my travel in Nepal with this breathtaking day trek and experienced the friendly and welcome atmosphere of the villagers while climbing up to the spectacular Panorama of Himalaya mountain ranges. HolyMachhapuchhre

    It is advisable to wear good comfortable walking shoes. Bring enough water to drink. Children sometimes enjoy to receive some goodies or souvenirs like pens or pencils. This village woman tried to offer me to chew or smoke with her some marihuana leaves just showing me a sign of friendliness or being welcome. But it is enough if i answered her with smile and lovely "no" gestures.

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    Boating time at Phewa lake in Pokhara

    by kharmencita Written Jul 22, 2012

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    One of the most beautiful Lakes of Pokhara Valley is the well-known Phewa Lake. It is popular for its fascinating landscapes especially when the vast mountain ranges are reflected on the lake giving its most picturesque scenery. The lake offers boating, swimming and as fishing grounds. In the middle of the Lake is a small Island with a Temple of goddess named "Bahari". The lake is very tranquil and provides a meditative feeling when you just sit and observe the silence of the water. Use your bargaining abilities if you like to ride on a boat.

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    See deep gorges and waterfalls

    by Ramonq Written Jul 9, 2012
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    The Pokhara region has some deep gorges with extremely fast flowing water that springs from the Himalayas. There are waterfalls too. This one is the Devi Falls which is right in the heart of Pokhara town. Nearby is a cave where you can see the falls from below!

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    Row row row your boat

    by Ramonq Written Jul 9, 2012

    This has got to be the most pleasant thing to do in Pokhara. The lake is very placid and it is surrounded by mountains. Reminded me of Lake Ohrid in Macedonia, but with Buddhist temples on the cliffside instead of Orthodox churches.

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    Tour the lake with one of the small boats.

    by cachaseiro Written May 21, 2012
    Sailing on Phewa Tal.

    Pokhara is locted on the shores of a lake called Phewa Tal and you have lot´s of local boatsmen offering to take you out on the lake for a little tour.
    This is non motorised boats and riding them is nice and peaceful.
    The perfect little trip to do if you are a couple.
    Doing at sunset is a good idea in my opnion.
    The price of the tours vary all depending on how long you want to be out there, but they are not expensive and you should easily be able to get a little tour for around 4-5 US dollars.

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    DEVI'S FALL

    by davidjo Written Apr 5, 2012

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    CAREFUL NOT TO BE WASHED DOWN THE HOLE

    Devi's Fall is a small waterfall that disappears underground at a depth of 100 feet for a distance of 500m and is named after a Swiss lady, Mrs Devis, who was washed away when strong water came from Phewa Lake in 1961. The falls are at their best in August and September but don't get too close.

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    VISIT TIBETAN REFUGEE CAMP

    by davidjo Written Mar 29, 2012

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    There are several (4) refugee camps around Pokhara to visit, Tashipalkhel, Paljorling, Tashiling, and Jambling. Each can be reached on a bicycle. The Tibetans at each camp are friendly and will be pleased to show you around. The nearest one is easy to reach, go to the outskirts of town and turn right (left goes to the airport), and after a while you will pass devi's falls on the right, continue a little further and the camp/village will be on your left. This will be Tashiling if i remember correctly.

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