There are few cities in the world that are surrounded by such remarkable natural beauty as Pokhara. Sprawled along the Pokhara Valley in the Gandaki Zone of central Nepal, Pokhara stretches from the shores of Phewa Lake to the foothills of the mighty Annapurna range.
What to See and Do Laying 200km west of Kathmandu, Nepal’s second largest city has long been an attraction for western tourists since the 1970’s when the hippies made their way to the city even more mystical than Kathmandu. In 1977 the Annapurna region was opened to foreign trekkers for the first time and since then tourist industry has boomed in Lakeside to become one of the major tourist hubs in Nepal.
With its many restaurants, hotels, cafés, bars and shops that now line the Lakeside strip for several kilometers, Pokhara is the perfect place to relax and re-energize after a long trek or journey. It won’t be long though until you’re ready to get back into action as Pokhara’s huge adventure sports industry beckons you to experience the thrill of flying with the birds, rafting down wild rivers or leaping into a 70m free fall. If a rush of adrenaline isn’t your thing then there are plenty of yoga, massage and meditation retreats to choose from or if you are interested in the rich history and culture of Nepal there are plenty of museums, medieval temples, and monasteries to visit.
Hotel Tulsi Pokhara
14 Street Lakeside