Clearly the most stunning of Pokharas sights is the spectacular panorama of the Annapurna range which forms its backdrop. Stretching from east to west, the Annapurna massif includes Annapurna 1 to IV and Annapurna South. Although the highest among them is Annapurna 1 (8,091 m), it is Machhapuchhre which dominates all others in this neighbourhood. Boastfully levitating in the skyline, the fish-tailed pinnacle is the archetypal snow-capped, needle-pointed mountain. If you want to see the mountains from close up, Everest Air offers a mountain flight from Pokhara that takes you on an aerial sightseeing tour of the western Himalaya
The Barahi temple is the most important monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the center of Phewa Lake, this two-storyed pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protesters deity representing- the female force Shakti. Devotees can be seen, especially on Saturdays, carrying male animals and fowl across the lake to be sacrificed to the deity.
World Peace Pagoda
The pagoda is a massive Buddhist stupa and is situated on top of a hill on the southern shore of Fewa lake. Besides being an impressive sight in itself, the shrine is a great vantage point which offers spectacular views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara city. You can get there by crossing the lake by boat and then hiking up the hill
Gupteswar Gupha (Cave)
Gupteswar Gupha, a sacred cave, lies 2 km from Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway leading southwest from the city. The entrance is right across from Devi’s Fall and the cave is almost 3 km long. It has some big hall-size rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all fours. This cave holds special value for Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered. An entrance fee of NRs. 50.00 is charged and taking pictures inside the cave is prohibited
Mahendra Gupha (cave) and Chameri Gupha
Another of natures wonders in Pokhara is the Mahendra Gupha and Chameri Gupha. Mahendra Gupha is the large limestone cave. Shepherd boys are said to have discovered it around 1950. A two-hour walk to the north of Pokhara, it is best to bring your own torch to see the stalactites and stalagmites, although most of them have been carved out by souvenir hunters. Chameri Gupha locally called Chamero Odhaar (“House of Bats, an apt name for it”) as well as the local winged residents located nearby Mahendra Gupha
Paragliding is a thrilling way to get acquainted with the true beauty of the Sarangkot 1592 meter hight peak region. This is an extended flight which, depending on the thermal waves, lasts up to one hour to have an excellent view Phewa lake and the Himalayas. One glides down from the top of the Sarangkot and lands next to lake Phewa. During your trip down your share the experience with eagles whilst you float over several villages, monasteries and temples.
Pokhara is the starting and/or finishing point for some of the most popular treks including the Annapurna Circuit and the Jomsom Trek. It also offers a number of short treks for those who cannot opt for long, challenging ones. The most popular destination among them is Sarangkot (1592 m), a former Kaski fort lying atop a hill to the west of Pokhara. The panoramic view of the Himalaya seen from this point is superb. Kahundanda, Naudanda, Ghandrung, Ghorepani, and Ghalchok are other favorite destinations around Pokhara.
Fewa Tal (Lake)
Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in the Kingdom, is the center of all attraction in Pokhara which is, roughly measuring 1.5 km by 4 km. It is the largest and most enchanting of the three lakes that add to the resplendence of Pokhara. Brightly painted wooden boats and sailboats can be rented on reasonable cost around the lakeside. The lake is neither deep (roughly 47 meters at most), the water is warm and swimming is pleasant. One of the fascinating parts of lakeside is the splendid view of the mountains, especially when the still water reflects the peaks, creating a double image. Here, one can sail or row a hired boat across to the water or visit the island temple in its middle. The eastern shore, popularly known as lakeside or Baidam, is the favorite home base for travelers and is where most of the hotels, restaurants and handicraft shops are located.
Begnas Lake and Rupa Lake
The lakes are located about 15km from Pokhara at the end of a road that turns north from the highway to Kathmandu. Divided by the forested hillock called Panchabhaiya Danda, the lakes offer the perfect nature retreat because of their relative seclusion. Splendid boating and fishing can be done here
Locally known as Patale Chhango (Hell’s fall), Devi’s fall (also known as Devin’s or David’s) is an awesome waterfall lying about 2 km southwest of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen, Butwal. An interesting modern legend says that a foreigner named David was skinny-dipping in the Pardi Khola (river) when the floodgates of the dam were opened, sweeping him into an underground passage beneath the fall, never to be seen again.
Seti Gandaki (River Gorge):
Another of Pokharas natural wonders that unfailingly interests visitors is the Seti Gandaki river. Flowing right through the city, the boisterous river runs completely underground at places. Amazingly, at certain points the river appears hardly two meters wide. But its depth is quite beyond imagination over 20 meters! Mahendra Pul, a small bridge near the old Mission Hospital, provides a perfect view of the rivers dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by its powerful flow.
Sarangkot Sunrise from Pokhara
Sarangkot is the small hilltop which is famous for its breath taking view of sunrise and Annapurna range and Fishtail (Virgin Mountain). From here, you can see a panoramic sweep of Himalayan peaks, from Dhaulagiri (8167m) in the west to the perfect pyramid that is Machhapuchhare (6997m) and the rounded peak of Annapurna II (7937m) in the east. Most people come here at dawn or dusk, when the sun picks out the peaks in brilliant colours.
Early in the morning our representative assists you at your hotel and drive to Sarangkot for the breath taking view of sunrise and Annapurna range and sightseeing of the Sarangkot hill packing breakfast at Sarangkot hill and drive back to Pokhara.
Zip Flying in Nepal
Zip flying could be your favorite and most extreme adventure while in the city of Pokhara. Enjoy a thrilling adventure on the world's longest, steepest and fastest zip line. Your zip flying experience starts after you reach the village of Sarangkot from Pokhara. Marvel at the breathtaking view of the majestic Annapurna and Machhapuchhre Himalayan Range and Pokhara city itself. Land at the village of Hemja after almost two minutes of spine-tingling riding above a dense forest. Fly over a deep gorge at a speed of 120km/hr (75mi/hr) over a distance of 1.8km (1.1mi).