The city of Pokhara is one of Nepal’s largest cities, located in the Gandaki Zone and serving as an important starting point for those visiting Annapurna. As Annapurna is an extremely popular destination for mountain trekkers around the world, Pokhara sees a large number of visitors throughout the year.
Pokhara is about 200 kilometers from Kathmandu, so access into the city is fairly easy. There are regular buses that make the journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara regularly, and the city is also served by Pokhara Airport
Pokhara’s perfect location makes it very rich with viewpoints and trekking destinations. However, there are also places in this city with intense religious and cultural significance. One such place is the Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
, which is home to a revered statue of the Hindu god Shiva within the depths of the cave. The proximity to a nearby waterfall makes this experience even more stunning as one can follow the path to a waterfall after exploring the cave.
For those who are interested in doing more than trekking along stunning trails while in Pokhara, a visit to the Tashi Ling Tibetan Village
might offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn about the culture and some history of the Tibetan people. While this village is a little bit out of the way and worlds away in culture, there are still some hotels and dining venues in the area for those who might choose to stay more than an afternoon.
There’s much more to see and experience in Pokhara, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to find out where the attractions and hotels can be found in this amazing city.