Pokhara Journals

Pokhara’s Big Fishtail

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A travel journal to Pokhara by SeenThat

The Bridge On Pokharas Damside Photo, Nepal, Asia More Photos
Quote: Placed in Western Nepal, Pokhara is the focal point of the Annapouna National Park treks. Its excellent facilities ensure a successful start for any adventure. At its north, the Annapouna Range reaches 8000m above the sea level and makes the perfect background for this exciting trekkers’ hub.

Pokhara’s Big Fishtail

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The Bridge On Pokhara's Damside Photo, Nepal, Asia
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At the north side of the town is the Annapourna Range in its full glory; as the mountains climb a full 7200 meters over the town, it is worth waiting in the case of bad weather for a clear sight, since the view is spectacular. From west to east the mountains in sight are: Annapourna South (7219m), Annapourna One (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre - Fishtail (6997m), Annapourna Three (7555m), Annapourna Four (7525m), Annapourna Two (7939m) and Lamjung Himal (6986m) Other attractions include several Tibetan settlements, the Devi Falls and the Sarangkot hilltop monastery. Day walks can be taken to Sarangkot (1592m), the limestone caves at Mahendra Gufa or Rupa and Begnas Tals lakes. A sh...Read More

Getting Fit: A Day Walk to Sarangkot

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The Stupa of Pokhara Photo, Nepal, Asia
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Pokhara Valley is Nepal’s second major tourist destination after Kathmandu. A peaceful valley set in the center of the country, Pokhara combines a warm, subtropical climate with amazing mountain views. The mountains rise more than 7,200m above the town. On the northeastern side of Pokhara is the Sarangkot Peak, which, at 1,592m above the sea level, is slightly over 700m above the city and offers awesome views of the town and the Phewa Tal Lake as well as of the Annapurna Himal Range, on a clear day. It is the perfect day walk, allowing you to check your equipment and the basic terrain conditions; if walking without breaks, you can make the whole way in some 2 hours. The obvious way to reach ...Read More

A Walk Through Pokhara

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If you plan to visit Pokhara, your timing is crucial. Arriving before the end of the monsoon rains means giving up any trekking possibilities, and the amazing mountains views from the town will be blocked by the constantly clouded skies. Hence, the best season is around September or October. The town is clearly divided into three parts: the Lakeside (Baidam) and the Damside (Pardi) are the most important ones for tourists and run along the axis formed by Phewa Tal (tal means lake in Nepali) and its dam. The biggest district, which has evolved away from the lake into a quite irregular shape, includes the airport, the terminal, the residential, and the commercial areas of the town, and most probably ...Read More

The Annapuna Circuit

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The Annapurna Circuit is the most popular trekking route in Nepal, and despite lacking a natural attraction of the Everest size, it offers interesting views. The long circuit takes around 2 weeks, but if you are short on time, you can make a shorter trek and reach the Annapuna and the Machhapuchharey (The Fishtail) Basecamps. The trek itself, and its variants as well, is considerably easier than the Everest Basecamp one – you can do it as an acclimatization and equipment testing trek before attempting the more serious option. Pokhara is a trekkers’ paradise, and you can make all your arrangements for your long walk from here, although it is wiser to start them in the less expensive and more ...Read More

Getting Started in Pokhara

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Punjabi Vegetarian Restaurant Photo, Nepal, Asia
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If you arrived from Kathmandu by bus, you will be searching first for a late lunch and then for a place where to drop your backpack.Punjabi Vegetarian RestaurantA light Indian vegetarian meal is the perfect start: the Punjabi Vegetarian Restaurant offers food of an amazing quality at reasonable prices. It is by the center of the main road in the Lakeside, at the very center of the tourists’ quarters and not very far from the bus terminal. Paped snacks will be served while you study the menu; the owner speaks English and can explain to you the secrets of their delicacies. Chapati bread is just perfect as a ...Read More