Our guide Shyam told us that the minimum number of days would be 13, although there are instances where people complete the circuit in less than 8 days!
Pokhara is home to the world’s most extreme zip line adventure, which is going to give you just the perfect adrenaline kick you need! With an incline of 56 degrees, a total length of 1.8km and a vertical drop of 600 meters, it is the tallest, the longest and the steepest
zipline in the whole world.
Due to the weather, we had to miss this, but how I wish I could this! High Ground Adventures’ Zipflyers conduct this zip line from one of the mountain tops in Pokhara. You can check the details on their website.
Whitewater rafting is another extreme adventure in Pokhara that gets pretty crowded during the high season. It is no doubt one of the popular things to do in Pokhara if you are an adventure seeker. The high currents of the Upper Seti river are perfect for rapids that take about half-a-day. You don’t have to have prior rafting experience.
Just make sure to follow the captain’s instructions and enjoy! I didn’t try this again, as the water was too cold since the winter was yet to end.
Again, one of the adventure activities that I wish I could try was paragliding over Lake Phewa. It is one of the popular activities and hence you can find many shops selling this in various combination of packages.
It is better to book on the spot if you are traveling independently. If you are traveling with a trekking company, try to include this to get a better price.
If you are still wondering what to do in Pokhara, how about a 70-meter vertical drop for about 3 seconds amidst the valley of Pokhara? Try Bungee jumping close to the lake Phewa, Nepal’s new addition to extreme adventure, and be mindblown by the adventure.
Sorry, but I am better off watching this! High Ground Adventures offer Bungee jumping along with the zip line – perfect for an adventurous day trip in Pokhara!
16. Take Ultralight Flight
Again, I would not try this, but this is one of the unique adventurous activity of Pokhara for those wanting to go for something off the grid.
You can be a pilot of an ultralight flight and manoeuvre it while enjoying the stunning snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas and a bird view of Pokhara. There are a few companies that offer various flying tours, which can be booked online as well.
If you wish to try something more than hiking in the mountains, cycling is the best to go for. Many opt for mountain biking as a way to witness the sunrise/sunset in Sarangkot or Nagarkot, the trails of which are challenging as well as rewarding! You can rent the bikes in Pokhara city on a day-to-day basis or multiple days if you wish to go further.
18. Go Boating/Kayaking in Lake Phewa
You can try Kayaking or go on a boat ride in Lake Phewa, and enjoy the views of the city in the evening. This one is perfect for some soft adventure, for those who are averse to extreme physical activities! The price and availability depend on the season but can be covered easily if you plan a little ahead during the high season.
Pokhara can be reached either by flight, which takes about only 30 minutes from Kathmandu at a price of over 100$. Buses are the most common way to reach Pokhara, but the journey is exhausting and takes more than 8 to 9 hours. You can also opt for a private cab, which takes a few hours lesser.
Where to Stay in Pokhara?
Pokhara has a lot of budget as well as high-end hotels, and the best place to stay is near the lake, which is close to the main street. I stayed at Hotel Center Lake, which was not near the lake nor at the centre. The hotel was good with great service and food at affordable prices.
This exhaustive post should give you all the things to do in Pokhara. Whether you are looking for mind-blowing adventure or a quiet time amidst nature, hope the city captures your heart.