Attractions in Pokhara

5/27/13 3:40 AM

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One of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal, Pokhara is known for its amazing view of the snowy mountains and glistening lakes, paragliding, zip-lining, and much more. International tourists and many Kathmandu residents flock to Pokhara for weekends and holidays, and on New Year's Eve. Some of the sites we recommend visiting in Pokhara are Fewa Lake, World Peace Pagoda, Sarangkot, Davis Falls, and Gupteswor Mahadev cave.


Because many of the attractions are not too far from each other, a few can be visited in the same day. Crawl through Gupteswore Mahadev cave in the morning and make your way up a hill on the southern shore of Fewa Lake to the World Peace Pagoda afterwards. In the evening, stroll through Lakeside, the area along Fewa Lake, to take in the variety of restaurants, shops and plenty of scenic spots to view the lake.

 

In northwest Pokhara and at an altitude of 1600m, Sarangkot offers panoramic views of the Himalayas. Traditionally known for its breathtaking sunrise vista, Sarangkot has recently become recognized as the place to paraglide and zip-line in Nepal. Sit back as the wind takes you where it may over the terraced hills, which have the Annapurna mountain range on one side and Lake Fewa on the other. There are many companies, such as Everest Paragliding, to paraglide with. For those who would like to be closer to the ground, zip-lining offers just as much of a thrill. Traveling at 120 kph maximum speed for the 2 minute, 1800 meter long ride that also features a 200 foot vertical drop, zip-lining is a true adrenaline rush. HighGround Adventures has special offers available for students, groups and other discounts available also. To book your ride, visit their website.


Don't miss Pokhara on your trip to Nepal. Most upscale and higher starred hotels are on the southern and south-eastern fringes of Pokhara where there are more open lands and therefore unhindered view of the mountains. Lakeside hotels are right where the busy nightlife of Pokhara takes place. Some accommodations in one of the most happening valleys in Nepal are Hotel Barahi and Hotel The Kantipur.

 

Source: Wikipedia.com; highgroundnepal.com 
Image source: Hikinginmountain.com  

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The Great Himalaya Trail (GHT), one of the longest and highest walking trails in the world, winds 1,700 kilometers through northern Nepal. It encompasses 5 other countries: Bhutan, China (Tibet), India, Myanmar, and Pakistan. In Nepal, GHT includes the legendary Mount Everest and Annapurna regions.

 

The country’s GHT is broken into 10 different sections that can each be walked in two to three weekson average. Trekkers on the upper trail reach a height of up to 6,200 meters as they pass towering mountains and remote villages. Those who want to connect with various cultural groups and enjoy lush hills can take the lower trail, which has an average altitude of 2,000 meters.

 

To expand and improve trekkers’ access to the remarkable terrains of Nepal, the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has been exploring the regions through which GHT runs. Its latest exploration team took off for the Humla district, wedged in the northwestern corner of the country, on April 2, 2013. TAAN is conducting a 23 day trek to determine the possibility of GHT side trails in this region.


News source: TAAN.org .np; www.thegreathimalayatrail.org
Image source:  The Great Himalaya Trail-Facebook page

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Yoga Trekking in Nepal

4/3/13 9:46 PM

 

By incorporating yoga and related practices into trekking, yoga trekking takes traveling through Nepal's breathtaking mountains and enchanting hills to new heights. Thanks to companies like Purna Yoga& Treks, trekkers and yogis of all levels can participate in massages, meditation, stretching, and yoga during their trekking expeditions around Pokhara and Mount Everest.

 

A yoga trek may include yoga and meditation in the morning, hiking during the day, stretches along the way, and relaxation sessions at night, with a massage and yoga retreat to conclude the trip. Participants will find their bodies being challenged yet rejuvenated, and their minds soaking up the serenity of the environment in which they practice the holistic activities. Yogi trekkers can choose excursions ranging from less than a week up to two weeks in traditional trekking areas such as Annapurna Base Camp, Everest Base Camp, and Poon Hill.

 

 News source: myrepublica.com; Nepalyogatrek.com;Nepalsocialtreks.com

Image source: Nepalyogatrek.com

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The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) has announced that it has identified alternative trekking trails in the Annapurna region. ACAP had started exploring new trails after many popular trails were shortened due to construction of motorable roads in the region. According to ACAP officials, the new trekking routes offers views of different mountain peaks and cultural diversity in the region.


The new alternative trails can be completed by visitors in two to eight days. The trail that begins from Tanting of Kaski district to Bhujung of Lamjung district will take about five days to complete, whereas other trails will take three to four days. The other trekking route will begin from Sikles of Kaski district and end at Timang of Manang district.


The longest trekking route, which takes eight days, will begin from Khudi of Lamjung and end at Nar village of Manang. According to ACAP officials, the new trekking routes will not touch the Beni-Jomson and Benisahar-Chame road sections. According to government officials, more than 100,000 trekkers visited the Annapurna region in 2012.

 

news source:  Republica

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