Pokhara Travel Guide

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Aerial View of Pokhara Town

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Pokhara Old Town

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View from Pokhara Town. That is Machhapuchhre.

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Clear sky will give you a magnificent view like this from Pokhara. That is Annapurna South.

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Annapurna I peeking behind the Sarangkot Hill. 

  • About 8 hours of bus ride from Kathmandu. A bumpy ride but with a breathaking luxurious green mountain views.
  • Bus ticket normally cost NPR 600 / USD 6 / MYR 25. 
  • There are many hotels and lodges available here in Pokhara. We stayed at Hotel Hakoniwa (Budget). Highly recommended.

 

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View from our balcony. They have rooftop view as well.

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Our room (Non A/C)

 

What to do in Pokhara

Boating at the Phewa Lake

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Kenny & Chris. Paddling. Harder than we thought.

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Here’s the price list. Each jetty has its own price list. Do compare them.

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Third Jetty 

 

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Phewa Lake

  • You can hire a local paddler or paddle on your own. (2 paddle max)
  • Do paddle in the afternoon or during the sunset. You will get spectacular view of the mountains and lakes.
  • There are few boat jetty around so make sure you get the one with reasonable price.

Watch the Sunrise at Sarangkot Hill

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View from Sarangkot Hill 

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Kenny contemplating his future.

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This chicken nailed it!

  • Hire a cab from town. (NPR 1500 / USD 15 / MYR 63)
  • 30 – 45 minutes car ride.
  • Find your sweet spot or you could be sipping a cup of hot coffee while watching the skies breaking the dawn at a cafe rooftop nearby.
  • It can get pretty crowded so make sure you arrive early.
  • If you’re not a morning person, sunset is doable and you can witness the skies breaking the clouds in purple rays as it getting dark.
  • You can hike all the way up here. About 2 – 2.5 hours of hiking. Our friend, Chris did that.
  • Sarangkot Hill  is famous for paragliding activities. We skipped that since it is not within our budget.
  • Price normally ranged from USD 80 – USD 120. Bargain!

HIKE UP TO PEACE STUPA

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Follow this sign. About 20 minutes hike up.

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We made it in 15 minutes. Chris is happy.

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View from Peace Stupa. 

  • Free Entrance.
  • Sunset view.
  • About 20 – 35 minutes hike.
  • Paddle across the lake and hike your way up.

RENT A BICYCLE OR BIKE

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We came across this beautiful landscape at the countryside.

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Amazing Nepalese crossing lake full of water buffalos.

 

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3 modes of transportation here in Pokhara. 

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Sunset

  • Cycle around town or the countryside. You will be amazed.
  • It can get very hot in the day so do spray your sunscreen.

‘CHUKPA’ LOCAL SNACKS

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Chukpa (Local Snacks)

  • Famous local snacks.
  • You can find it almost any where in Pokhara. 
  • Mixed of chopped onions, cucumber, tomatoes, garlics, potatoes and instant noodles with sprinkled noodles spices.

BEST SANDWICH IN POKHARA

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  • Locate this sandwich cafe with TripAdvisor.
  • We kept coming back because it tasted amazing. All fresh ingredients.

Tips when travel to Pokhara

  • Do check the weather forecast.
  • Avoid monsoon season as you would not get clear view of the mountains when you in Pokhara.
  • Spend about 2-3 days here for a full travel experience in Pokhara. 
  • There are plenty of good restaurants here. Highly recommended Tibetan Restaurant. 
  • Check out Blues Bar if you want to chill and have some good rock band music.
  • Visit Chitwan National Park if you want to see some Rhinos. 
  • Go to the North side of Pokhara Town if you’re a hippies.
  • Check out my video here about Pokhara Pokhara Travel Guide