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Kathmandu is the cultural hub of Nepal, Pokhara is its center of adventure.
An enchanting city nestled in a tranquil valley, it is the starting point
for many of Nepal's most popular trekking and rafting destinations. The
atmosphere on the shore of Phewa Lake is one of excited vitality as hipster
backpackers crowd the many bars and restaurants exchanging recommendations
on guest houses and viewpoints, both by the lake and above the clouds.
is a place of remarkable natural beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and
the magnificence of the fish-tailed summit of Machhapuchhre (6,977 m)
rising behind it create an ambience of peace and magic. At an elevation
lower than Kathmandu, it has a much more tropical feel to it, a fact well
appreciated by the beautiful diversity of flowers which prosper in its
environs. Indeed, the valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forests,
gushing rivers, emerald lakes, and of course, the world famous views of
is part of a once vibrant trade route extending between India and Tibet.
To this day, mule trains can be seen camped on the out-skirts of the town,
bringing goods to trade from remote regions of the Himalaya. This is the
land of the Magars and Gurungs, hardworking farmers and valorous warriors
who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers. The Thakalis, another
important ethnic group here, are known for their entrepreneurship.
is located roughly 200 km west of Kathmandu. The journey between these
two famed cities is certainly part of the Pokhara experience. Flying over
the snow-capped Himalaya to the north and green Mahabharat range to the
south is thrilling, while the overland journey past sparse rural settlements
nested along the Trisuli river provides a view of life particular to Nepal's
middle hills. There are daily flight between Kathmandu and Pokhara.
To Visit In Pokhara