Adventure or leisure, you decide how to spend your time in this beautiful lakeside town.
There are so many things to do in Pokhara that it is impossible to get bored while you’re here. Head to the hilltop village of Sarangkot for sunrise, and panoramic views of the Annapurnas and the valley below. Why not take a boat ride on Lake Phewa, hire a bike and explore the area or join a yoga class.
Other options include white water rafting, paragliding, parasailing or bungy jumping . Whatever you decide to do, even if it is just to sit back and relax, the natural beauty of Pokhara and its surroundings will ensure your time spent will be a pleasure.
Things to see & do
Sarangkot for Sunrise - US$ 40
Sarangkot is a popular destination for spectacular views of the sunrise over Mount Fishtail, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range from Pokhara. It is a 45 min drive so you need to get up early but well worth it. There are several ways to get back; drive, walk or why not paraglide!
Ultra-light Flight - From US$ 95
A fantastic experience for light hearted adventurers. The Ultra-light Flight aircraft takes the flight over the beautiful hills and gives the full spectrum of the magnificent Pokhara valley along with mountain peaks and lakes.
Zip Flyer - US$ 82
The Zip-flyer starts from the 1625 meters in Sarangkot and ends at 960mtrs in Hemmja plain. This Zip Flyer claims to be the most extreme zip flyer with the total distance of 1.80 km, a vertical height of 610 m and a maximum speed of 120 km/hr . The zip line is the steepest, tallest and the fastest of its type in the world.
Paragliding - US$ 85
From Sarangkot (1500m) to Pokhara (800m), a first flight experience. Feel the sensation of flying in thermal conditions, (rising more than 500 m from the take-off point), from there fly cross-country with the birds, over the local countryside you will see the rice fields, traditional villages and the people working in the fields, before flying over Lake Phewa and landing beside the lake.
Bungy Jumping - US$ 82
At a height of 70 metres this second Bungy Jumping point in the country and is rapidly becoming popular among the adventure lovers.
Upper Seti River Rafting - 1/2 Day - US$ 50
Only 30 minutes from Pokhara’s Lakeside, this short and sweet rafting adventure offers 1 ½ hours of non-stop adrenaline filled class III+/IV rapids. With fantastic Annapurna mountain views, crystal clear Himalayan white water and a beautiful gorge decorated with a suspension bridge and prayer flags – rafting the Upper Seti River is the ultimate half day trip in Nepal. Morning and afternoon rafting available.
Mountain Biking - From US$ 5
Mountain biking is a fun opportunity to explore in and around the beautiful city of Pokhara. Take a ride through the lush green hills, remarkable villages along the river banks and around the temples as you explore the magnificent surrounding. The bikes can be easily rented on an hourly or daily basis from the various bicycle rental shops around the city.
Boat Trip on Lake Phewa - From US$15 per boat
Boating in Pokhara is mostly be done in Phewa Lake with a choice of row your own boat or have it rowed for you. Go around the beautiful Barahi Temple in the island in the middle of lake and enjoy the beautiful mountain vista reflecting on the clear lake water.