Pokhara City is the second-largest valley in the hilly region of Nepal. It lies in the western part of Nepal. The cities of Pokhara and Lekhnath are in the valley. As of 2023, Pokhara has a population of 599,504. It is in the Gandaki zone, 203 kilometers (126 mi) west of Kathmandu Valley. The city of Pokhara is one of the major cities of Nepal and it, like Kathmandu Valley, is highly vulnerable to earthquakes due to its clay soil and liquefaction potential.
Gallery Pokhara City Pohoto
Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal.[ciMany tourists visit Pokhara Valley to see the Himalayan range and lakes. Pokhara International Airport serves to bring local and international tourists to this city. Pokhara is also famous for boating, trekking, rafting, paragliding, zipline, and extreme sports like rafting, canoeing, and bungee jumping. According to the Nepal Tourism Board, the number of international tourists to Pokhara in 2009 was 203,527. In the same year, 509,956 international tourists visited Nepal and the number is increasing every year.
Among many lakes in Pokhara Valley, Phewa Lake is the largest. Phewa Lake is Nepal's second-largest lake, including parts of Pokhara Valley, Sarangkot, and Kaskikot. Mount Machhapuchhre's (Fishtail) reflection can be seen on this lake. Many tourists come to enjoy boating and fishing on Phewa Lake. Another main attraction of Phewa Lake is Barahi Bhagwati Temple's two-storied temple, situated in the middle of the lake, like an island. In addition to Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake is another lake in Pokhara Valley, the second largest lake in the Valley. Begnas Lake is situated at an elevation of 650 m and it covers 3 km
10 Best Places To Visit In Pokhara
Pokhara is blessed with several spectacular places to visit and makes your tour of Nepal worthwhile. To make sure that you don’t miss all these magnificent places, here is a list of 10 places to visit in Pokhara.
Phewa Lake, Davis Fall, Old Bazaar, Jangchub Choeling Gompa, Shree Gaden Dhargay, Ling Monastery, Gupteshwar Mahadev Cave, Pokhara Shanti Stupa, Sarangkot, International Mountain Museum, Barahi Temple
- Explore Sunrise & Sunset from Sarangkot
- Paragliding and Parahawking
- Boating & Kayaking
- Explore the Caves
- Bungee Jumping
- Zip Flying
- Explore Museums
- Hike to the World Peace Pagoda and Pumdikot
- Explore Devi's Falls
- Receive blessings from various temples
- Sky diving & Ultralight Flight
- Yoga & Meditation
More Pokhara Attractions -Mahendra Cave, PokharaDevi's Fall, PokharaGupteshwor Mahadev Cave, PokharaJangchub Choeling Monastery, PokharaSeti Gandaki (Seti River), PokharaMatepani Gumba, PokharaLandruk, PokharaOld Bazar, PokharaRupa Tal, PokharaBegnas Lake, PokharaInternational Mountain Museum, PokharaDhampus Peak, PokharaPokhara Shanti StupaShree Gaden Dhargay Ling Monastery, PokharaTal Varahi, PokharaGurkha Memorial Museum, PokharaPothana, Pokhara Tibetan Refugee Camp, PokharaBarahi Temple, PokharaHimchuli Peak, PokharaAnnapurna Butterfly Museum, Pokhara.