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MOUNTAINS

A panoramic view of Mountains can be ssen clearly from different spots of Pokhara. The range is known as Annapurna Range which includes from Dhaulagiri (8167 m.) in west to Annapurna South (7219 m.), Annapurna - I (8091 m.), Himchuli (6441 m.), Machhapuchre (6993 m.), Annapurna - III (7555 m.), Annapurna - IV (7525 m.), Annapurna - II (7937 m.), Lamjung Himal (6905 m.) & Manasulu in east respectively.
 

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LAKES

Pokhara Valley has numerous lakes. Biggest of them is Phewa Lake, which is located in the west of Pokhara City. It reflects the panoramic view of Machhapuchre (Fishtail). Other lakes are situated in the estern side of Pokhara City. Begnas and Rupa Tal (about 12 km from Pokhara) are remarkable, among many other small lakes of the Pokhara Valley as Khaste, Kamalpokhari, Maidi, Depang etc.

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SETI RIVER

The Seti river carves a deep course through the city area of Pokhara from Bagar in the north to Sitapaila in the south. The amazing course is carved by Patale Chhango  popularly known as Devi's Fall in the southern flank of Pokhara Valley right of Siddharth Highway. At this point the stram overflowing Phewa lake suddenly collapses and surges down the rocks into a deep gorge, leaping through several holes before taking a final plunge.

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CAVES


Pokhara has some intersting caves namely Mahendra Gufa (located in northern side of Pokhara). Chameri Gufa (5 minutes walk from the mahendra gufa) & Gupteshor Gufa (Southern-west part of Pokhara nearby Davi's Fall.). All caves are not fully explored.

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TEMPLES & MONASTERIES

The Bindabasini temple is the center of religious activity in the old bazaar area. Located right in the middle of the Phewa Lake, the Barahi temple attracts many Hindu pilgrims from Nepal and abroad. Another Hindu shrine is the Bhadrikali temple, which is situated on a small but beautiful hill with pleasant surroundings. World Peace Pagoda, a massive Buddhist stupa, is situated on the top of a hill on the southern shores of the top of a hill on the southern shores of the Phewa Lake. Beside being an impressive sight, this shrine, built by the Japanese, is a greate vantage point offering spectacular views of the lake as well as Pokhara Valley.

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MUSEUM


The international Mountain Museum provides detailed information on mountaineering expeditions in Nepal.

For More Detail Visit: www.mountainmuseum.org

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ADVENTURE AND TREKKING


Surfing, paragliding and flights on micro-light aircrafts are the most popular adventure activities in Pokhara. The valley is the starting point of some of the most popular treks in the country.

 
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