Pokhara Valley in Pokhara – Nepal is the second most popular tourist hotspot in the country, after Kathmandu; Nepal’s capital city. The valley provides a scenic backdrop for travelers with its magnificent mountain peaks and beautiful lakes.
The Pokhara Valley in Pokhara – Nepal is located some two hundred kilometers off the western section of the capital city of Kathmandu.
One of the easiest ways to reach Pokhara Valley in Pokhara – Nepal is via Kathmandu. There are buses that run from Kathmandu to the valley region of Pokhara. These can either be tourist buses or local buses – both are readily available.
What to Do
Trekking in Nepal is very popular and Pokhara Valley in Pokhara – Nepal is no exception. Trekking in this area is mostly through the trails along Mount Annapurna.
From the Base Camp, the trails lead you to the Annapurna peaks. On the other hand, if you will be trekking along the trails of Jomoson, you will reach the Manang Valley.
For most trekkers, going off through the southeastern section of the valley is the best option. For this reason, the west side of the valley is hardly ever visited. From the southeastern section, the towering Annapurna Mountain is in plain view.
Almost at the central foreground of the group of mountains is the Fish Tail Mountain or Mount Macchapuchhre.
About Pokhara Valley
Pokhara Valley in Pokhara – Nepal is within the Gandaki Zone, an administrative region in Western Nepal. Pokhara is the zonal as well as the regional capital of the Gandaki Zone.
The valley is the kick-off point for treks going to the Annapurna group of mountains, about forty kilometers off Pokhara Valley. The valley is surrounded by lakes the largest of which is Phewa Tal from which you can see clear reflections of the beautiful mountains in the background.
The highest mountain here is Annapurna I which stands at approximately 8,091 meters high.
Accommodations around Pokhara Valley in Pokhara – Nepal are relatively cheap. You can get very decent rooms here with all the amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible starting at 200 rupees up to 300 rupees.
More luxurious rooms are between 500 and 600 rupees.
Local buses that can take you to the valley area cost around 400 up to 600 rupees. If you would like to bike around the lakes, you can rent out bicycles for around 100 to 200 rupees.
Most of the hotels, hostels and inns offering accommodations for tourists in Pokhara Valley are situated just within close distance to Phewa Tal. You can get beautiful views of the lake right from your hotel.