Kathmandu valley hosts wonderful, temples, viewpoints and traditional Newari villages, but many people miss out these sights in a feverish rush to get to Chitwan, Pokhara and other areas. With a rapidly expanding population of 3-million, the valley has certainly changed over the years, but aspects of traditional life endure. Rural life continues to move to the rhythms of the seasons and spectacular festivals, and the timeless demands of the fields, the family, and the gods remain the fundamental priorities of most people’s lives here in the valley.
Pokhara is the paradise for many tourists, as one can see its heavenly surroundings with beautiful snow-capped mountains, a magnificent lake of crystal clear pure Himalayan water. Pokhara is situated 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu, at an altitude of 900 meters from sea level. This is one of the picturesque spots in Nepal. It is linked both by Air and by road from Kathmandu and the Indian border Sunauli. Pokhara offers magnificent views of the mountains namely– Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Manaslu, five peaks of Annapurna among others. This is one of the few places in the world that provides such a dramatic view in a sub-tropical setting. The nearest snow-capped mountain – Fishtail is less than 30 kilometers from Pokhara. It is famous for its lakes and views of the magnificent Himalayan peaks. We recommend a tour to Pokhara for those who would really like to break away as they go boating in the calm and serene waters of the Phewa Lake, or take day hikes in nearby hills and if time permits short treks into the Himalaya.