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- After hiking down from the World Peace Pagoda, we took a boat ride across the lake to Pokhara. It took about 15 minutes and lands you in the tourist area of town. Nice way to get from A to B.Written 18 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- On clear day from Sarangkot you can have awesome view of mountain range, better then from Fewa lake. Early morning is the best chance, but the skyline can change quite quickly. In April some days the sky was hazy even early morning I decided not to book tour o taxi for sun rise tour (taxi usually 2000-3000 NPR) and on the day I saw clear sky I just took the cable car for 1000 NPR (about 20-30 min walk from the lake side area. Unfortunately by the time I got to Sarangkot the clouds floated over the peaks. You can also rent a motor bike to go there or just walk up as part of warm up for the trek.Written 14 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- If you are doing a trek in the area of Ghorepani, you have to include Poon hill. A bit of a climb to get there (less than an hour), but the views pre-sunrise are breath-taking.Written 22 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This beautiful peace pagoda is not to be missed. The views are awesome on a clear day. We drove up and then hiked down to the lake (about 1 hour). Highly recommend!Written 18 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- beautiful lake adjacent o the fewa lake. amazing and panoramic beauty of the lake in the steep hills of the Himalayas.Written 31 December 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This is a good place to learn about the Himalayan mountains and the characters that make up its history. Very interesting.Written 22 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Cave is deep and slippery, temple inside is good cave go beyond the temple you can explore for more fun. Tickets are quite costly as per location.Written 21 October 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- View is good and place is very easily accessible. But charges to view just fall is quite high. Charges can be reduced and view can be improved.Written 21 October 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The Gurkha Memorial Museum's main theme has to do with the history behind the military efforts in Nepal. The Nepal Gurkha soldiers are part of the British Military for many years and it has been reported that the Gurkha soldiers are some of the fiercest fighters in battle. The museum has a collection of all sorts of historic Military items - guns, rifles, uniforms, the famous Gurka knives and many photographs of places where the Gurkha soldiers had served. Quite interesting history of this military force from the past to the present day.
Note: The Museum has signs posted inside that says: "NO Photos Allowed". However, Photos outside the Museum building is OK.Written 7 May 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- A beautiful small serene Hindu Temple for Durga Devi (known here as Bharahi ) is in the midst of a beautiful lake of clean water. Situated in the City of Pokhara, Nepal, the lake has great settings with the mountain-range in the background. There are coats , rowed by qualified persons to take you to the temple. There are kiosks which supply life jackets to the visitor for a nominal cost.
The temple is , as in most of the places in Nepal, of Pagoda style. Reasonably big area with well grown trees , the temple presents a cool place to worship and relax.Written 13 April 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This is must to do if you want to have time of your life and see beautiful mountain scenery The trek can be done easily without a guide, but may come handy. The trail is properly signed. If you do not want to carry-on a heavy back pack hire a porter, they you can wear just water and other petty stuff for your day and admire the beauty. The prices for food and drinks are fixed the same is for accommodation tough negotiation is possible if you have dinner and breakfast in your tea house they can reduce the price or wave it off. I found the meals tasty and filling, if you have a curry or Dal Bhat you can ask for second helping. Meals are around 500 – 800 NPR, pizza or burgers available too. Rooms were clean, some bigger some small, blankest clean. Sometimes equipped with socket for charging, if not it possible in common room for charge. Hot showers available even at Annapurna base camp (for charge). The drinking water is available at all Tea Houses, some charge for it especially close to ABC. On the way some sources available too, if you are not sure about the quality use filter or buy purification tables before the trek (100 NRP). Trekking stick are advantage but the trek can be done without or on the way you can make one from bamboo. The day before start of the trek I meet a friend in Pokhara hostel with whom I could share the taxi to Pokhara bus station for Nayapul, accommodation but chiefly to share wonderful time and rewarding experience and magnificent view of the scenery and mountain range.
I recommend to do make a trek via Poon Hill as this 3 days extension is worth of effort and early morning climb to the hill for spending Himalaya range views. On total it takes between 9-10 days to enjoy the trek and get good acclimatization for higher elevation.
Before you start the ABC trek or similar one I suggest some training to boost the fitness level if you do not excessive on regular basis. On the trek there are some section with steep stairs or slope for 30-45 minutes. Covid was not fully over in April 2022 but traveling w/o restriction was possible, the trail and accommodation was not busy as in good old times which was plus.Written 22 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Our guide took us to this temple on our way to Sarangkot. What a treat! This is the oldest Hindu temple in Pokhara. It is quite beautiful and the grounds are large so it does not feel crowded. If you are lucky, you may see a wedding party like we did! Worth a visit.Written 10 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- It is a nice place where the tibetian refugees live in the area. So the area is full of lovely children and deliscious cheap momos and choweming. Everyday Puja is organized around 3 PM, but it was not in the day that we went, because of tibetian new year. The monks went to their families.Written 30 April 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- While we were in the area of the Devi Falls we decided to visit this attraction that was only a five minute walk further. The cave is tucked away on a street of souvenir stalls. The cave has been recently renovated and is certainly busy with tourists and locals alike. It is very commercialized and the day we visited very busy as it is a sacred site for Hindus. The circular stairs (probably 500 or more!) lead down to a cave that has been carved out of the limestone rock. There are some stalactites and stalagmites once you get to the bottom but be careful as the stairs become very wet and slippery from the water that drips continuously from the limestone.Written 7 March 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Frequently Asked Questions about Pokhara
- The best day trips from Pokhara according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Poon hill Trek 3 days
- Trekking around Pokhara and Annapurna
- Sunrise Tour over Annapurna Mountain Ranges from Sarangkot - Pokhara, Nepal
- 1 Day Visit and Interact with Elementry Level Students of Rural Area in Nepal
- Hindu Pilgrimage Day Tour