After Kathmandu, Pokhara valley is the most popular destination in Nepal. It is also referred as the city of lakes and mountains. It is also the gateway to one of the best trekking location in the world. Approx. 200 kms from Kathmandu Pokhara enjoys a mild climate, clean air, reflection of snow-capped mountains on the sheltered lake. Its relaxed atmosphere is pleasantly removed from the hectic hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. Lakeside Pokhara is a traveler’s oasis. The tourist area of lakeside stretched out along the southeast shore of the valley’s largest lake. Lakeside has its own charm especially in the evenings when darkness hides the clutter and shops are lit up like a Christmas tree. Foothills separate Pokhara from the Himalayas.
The massive peaks of Annapurnas rising from the valley floor loom large. Though, it is the much closer Mt. Fishtail (6997m), which dominates the skyline. The valley boasts three lakes Rupa Tal and Begnas tal in the east, while the third and largest, Phewa Tal, is the focal point for Pokhara’s tourist enclave. You may enjoy paddling around Phewa Tal enjoying the beauty and tranquility of the lake with the picture perfect reflection of the Himalayas on the lake.
You must visit Sarangkot to witness the illumination on the majestic Himalayas. Walk around the Phewa lake in the evening sipping beer that is easily available in the lakeside restaurants.