Pokhara Travel Guide

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Pokhara Things to Do

  • TREKKING ADVENTURE NEPAL

    Fantastic experience trekking with the TREKKING ADVENTURE NEPAL. Firstly - thanks to Mr. SUKDEV for being so responsive and so prompt in all his e-mail and phone call conversations. The plan and itinerary was absolutely perfect and awesome. We wanted to go for a 2 day trek off Pokhara - so Mr. suk dev suggested we go for the Australian Camp...

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  • “A really nice trekking experience”

    Fantastic experience trekking with the TREKKING ADVENTURE NEPAL. Firstly - thanks to Mr. SUKDEV for being so responsive and so prompt in all his e-mail and phone call conversations. The plan and itinerary was absolutely perfect and awesome. We wanted to go for a 2 day trek off Pokhara - so Mr. suk dev suggested we go for the Australian Camp...

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  • FOLKLORE AT THE TIBETAN TEMPLE

    At the Tashi Palkhiel Tibetan Refugee Settlement visit the temple and learn about Tibetan folklore on some of the many boards that are displayed there. The one in the photo tells the story of Saint Milarepa who was a famous poet 1,000 years ago and his works have been passed down throughout the centuries.

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Pokhara Hotels

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Pokhara Restaurants

  • Nice view of Fewa Lake and the Pokhara...

    If you are sailing or boating in Fewa Lake and had started early then you can have a pitstop here. And if you are tired of Lakeside's busy streets and crowds and want a change in the environment for a while then they got rooms too. Local food wins all!

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  • Cheap and simple restaurant

    It´s difficult to find, hase only one table where everyone is sitting and the food is quit good Very good Dal Bhat and Chocolate Momos

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  • Relaxing Place

    What is it about the Aussies? They seem to have pubs and restaurants all over the world. Here's one overlooking the lovely Pokhara Lake with lots of trees and manicured garden. It's a good place to sit back and relax and just enjoy the meal and the views. It's been in existence since 1991, so they must be doing something right. They do serve steaks...

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Pokhara Nightlife

  • Jazz in Pokhara!!!

    If you are into Jazz, you can hang out in 'All that Jazz'. The one and only Live Jazz bar in Pokhara. They serve varieties of drinks with Nepali Local Wine too. It is a friendly Bar with Nice people. Located at the heart of Pokhara on and in the Street but no pollution. Nice place to hang out or meeting up with friends. Anythin will do :D

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  • Live Band!

    This is a good hangout after a long day of trekking or rowing. Has got a proper bar for barflies to sit on stools and listen to Nepalese bands playing rock music when there is no power cut. Their gin and tonic is not the best as they only have the locally made gin. Unfortunately for Pokhara, nightlife here closes before midnight because of local...

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  • Nice jazzbar.

    All that jazz is a really nice little jazzbar located right on the main street above the Punjabi restaurant.It's a small darkish place with a real jazz vibe and they have a stage with live music from time to time.This is a good old fasjhioned jazzbar that is not full of glitter, colors and lights, but nice little "brown bar" with real jazz...

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Pokhara Transportation

  • Pokhara Airport

    Pokhara Airport is a regional airport serving Pokhara in Nepal. The airport was established on 4 July 1958 and is operated by the government It offers regular connections to Kathmandu and Jomsom; and seasonal connections to Manang. Following a new agreement on air travel between India and Nepal,Pokhara is to be the site of Nepal's second...

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  • Tourist Bus Station Pokhara

    There are three bus stations in Pokhara.but at tourist bus stand near Lakeside you can catch luxury tourist bus from this bus station The Tourist Buses take from 6or7hours to Kathamandu because of length stops to various cheap road side restaurants. All these tourist buses leave morning time I had one 8.30am belong to rainbow company and paid NPR...

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  • Flying to and from Pokhara.

    Pokhara has a small airport that serves a few domestic destinations including Kathmandu with several flights a day.You have quite a few nepali airlines operating from Pokhara so there is a little competition.Prices for domestic flights from Pokhara tend to be around 50 to 100 US dollars for a one way ticket.Taking the bus to Kathmandu is a lot...

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Pokhara Shopping

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  • Nepali Musical Instruments

    I am myslef a musician I love music and Musical Instruments I was walking at lakeside in Pokhara suddenly I saw a beautiful Musical Instruments shop. Nepali People express the joys and sorrows of life developed their own typical musical instruments like Sarangi( Nepali version of violin ) Madal( drum ) Basuri(flute) Marchunga( typical instruments)...

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  • Beautiful handmade Carpet

    In this shop you can see how carpets are made and This place will give you an idea of how they hand made carpets using Tibetan yak wool and New Zealand wool. The products are beautiful. Talk to the locals whilst you are here and get to know about the carpets and the people We wanted to bring home some of their beautiful carpets, but we were on a...

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  • HOT TO BUY A PASHMINA

    HAZARI PASHMINA'S IS VERY FAMOUS IN THE LAKE SIDE, HAZARI ARTS AND CRAFTS IS ALSO IN LAKE SIDE, HAZARI ARTS IS IN KATHMANDU , ORIENTAL ARTS AND HANDICRAFT{THE GROUP OF HAZARI} OPPOSITE BOOMRANG RESTAURANT LAKE SIDE POKHARA NEPAL. MANUFACTURER, EXPORTERS, WHOLESALERS AND RETAIL DEALER OF Leather Garments, Suede, Silk and wool chain stitch Rugs, Hand...

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Pokhara Local Customs

  • Basic Nepali customs

    * The normal form of greeting in Nepal is Namaste or Namaskar .* Take of your shoes before entering a Tempel or a home. You'll see shoes of others left outside...* Pointing your finger at people is considered bad. If you have to point at someone, use your upturned hand or lift your chin towards them.* Give or receive something with your right...

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  • Head-cases

    You'll see lots of people in and around Pokhara, particularly the women, with these large baskets on their backs (often overflowing with whatever they are carrying), and instead of having straps that go over the shoulders, these have a strap that goes around the forehead.

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  • Prayer Stones

    You will see these prayer stones all along the path while you are trekking. I don't know what they say but they looked very interesting.

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Pokhara Warnings and Dangers

  • Think before taking a plunge!

    Lake waters could be fascinating and can invite you to swim but please do think about the pollution. Lake is a nice and easy place for the locals to wash their daily dirty laundries and take bath. Below is an article from a well known daily in Nepal:http://www.ekantipur.com/the-kathmandu-post/2012/02/10/features/trouble-at-lakeside/231442.htmlAn...

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  • Power cuts

    It's not the end of the world, but Pokhara, and indeed all of Nepal, suffers from a real shortage of electricity, and the power WILL be out for a good portion of the day. It usually comes on at around 8pm at night to give the restaurants and hotels lighting, but that's not a guarantee and we spent a good few evenings in candlelight. Getting onto...

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  • Taxi driver touts

    The only really bad thing I can think of about Pokhara is what we experienced on first arriving. We arrived quite late in the evening, the sun was setting, and we needed to get a taxi from the bus station to Lakeside. Knowing that there would be lots of touts around we tried to get a little way away from the bus station, but when we found a taxi...

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Pokhara Tourist Traps

  • Buying pashmina shawls

    There are plenty of shops in Pokhara Lakeside that want you to buy pashmina shawls. Many of these shops are owned by Kashmirins who have moved after the tourists: from Srinagar in Kashmir to Pokhara. Their trading custome of Northern India travelled with them, so you have to bargain hard. Actually, it is sometimes easier to make a purchase in a...

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  • Be Careful with Taxi Low Fees at Bus...

    Upon arrival, there are a lot of people getting around you saying "taxi, taxi, where do you want to go?" Actually it's not taxi business they are after, it's more hotel. They want to sell their hotel rooms.Those people are not taxi drivers even. Their job is to get passengers onto a taxi, then the taxi driver pays him for his work. The ride to the...

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  • Lake Side - one immense tourist trap

    The Lake Side community is built up solely for tourism purposes. This is not Pokhara city. But fair enough, Lake Side is an important part of Pokhara's economy.What is disapppinting is that I have met people who thought Pokhara was a very touristy town and there was nothng genuine... They must have missed Pokhara alltogether. Honestly, I enjoy Lake...

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Pokhara What to Pack

  • Your mobile phone?

    Nepal Telecom doesn't have much in terms of roaming agreements with other telecom companies. What you do in Nepal is to rent a local phone (try at Fulbari Resort, or perhaps a private communications/computer companies) or buy a card phone. As a short-term visitor you'll be fine without a mobile - there are so many nice communications shops...

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  • Pokhara is warm, nice and humid

    A day pack fopr town trips and day hikes.A backpack for independent lodge trekking - 60-70 L should be suffcient. Light trousers for around town and trekking.Light shirts and short-sleeveds for town and trekking.Lightweight rain/wind profisLightweight hiking boots, a pair that can get you through some mud.Sandals that stay on in water.Sun/combined...

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  • mosquito repellent

    Actually one can buy everything there... Raincoat (a portable one, so that you can always carry it on with you - as you never know when it's gonna rain), good walking shoes (as well as sandals), shower shoes Yeah, I always take toilet paper with me. :-)Medical supplies - definitely something against malaria (I had bought the medicine in India -...

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Pokhara Off The Beaten Path

  • Beyond Pokhara

    We all know that Pokhara is the starting and ending point for many of the popular trekking routes in Nepal. Longer treks (one to three week long) such as the Jomsom trek, Annapurna Circuit, and Annapurna Sanctuary begin here. But for those travelers who want to trek for a less time Pokhara also provides shorter (one to seven days) more leisurely...

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  • Dipang Lake!

    Dipang Lake is the third largest lake of the Lekhnath Ward in Pokhara City. This lake is at 562 meter height from the sea level. Depth of this lake is 3-5 meter. The lake is originated from the Seti River. Seti River is a river running down from the Himalaya in north-west Nepal. It is one of the largest river in Nepal.

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  • Begnas Bonanza!

    Begnas Tal (Lake) is one of the most popular place in Pokhara, Kaski district of Nepal. It is about 15 Km.(south-east) far away from the main city of Pokhara.

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Pokhara Sports & Outdoors

  • Paragliding

    Pokhara and particularly Sarangkot are hugely popular destinations for paragliding, and indeed while we were there (Feb 2009) they were having an international paragliding competition! Great fun to watch them come down from the mountains, circle the lake and then land in the fields between the hotel and the lake. There was a big stage set up, and...

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  • Paragliding

    Whether waiting for your trek to start or relaxing afterwards, paragliding in Pokhara is an amazing experience, not to be missed. There are a number of companies to choose from, with pilots from all over the world. It takes about 20 minutes to drive to the top of the local mountains and with perfect flying weather nearly all year round, soaring for...

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  • Fishing in Rupa Tal

    Fishing in Rupa Tal is controlled by a local cooperative, thet stocks the lake. If you go there and want to try, you will have to pay a fishing licence (50 RS) and also buy your catch at the end (small fee per kg) or donate your catch. The upside is that you will get some good advice on the way and easy boat hire, too.Go by bike, motorcycle, jeep,...

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Pokhara Favorites

  • Watching Egyptian herons near Phewa Lake

    When I was walking near Phewa lake suddenly i saw many hundreds of Egyptian herons.they were breeding in the bamboo bushes and making nest. I watch their activity nearby without binoculars around 20 minutes.it was good fun to see so many Egyptian herons and some baby herons.together.I was told by local people that in winter time I could see more.

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  • Let's take a stroll!

    Sometimes I love to stroll aimlessly. It's like giving time to myself. Strolling is kind of reliever. Who doesn't know the benefits of strolling. And who knows maybe while strolling you meet someone who clicks or find something you never thought of. :) Pokhara is one of my FAV place to stroll. Usually I choose evening or Morning time to stroll but...

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  • Fishing!

    There are lots of activities to do in Pokhara and One of my Favorite thing to do is Fishing! I really miss Fishing in Pokhara because it is one of the outdoor activities which can be done along with my family members and friends. It helps to release me from my stressful life.

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