Insight: 5 Best Outdoor Activities To Do in Pokhara
Pokhara, Second largest district of Nepal is one of the top exotic tourist hub. From outstanding view of beautiful mountains right from your hotels rooms (If you are lucky to get a good room though) to adrenaline adventure activities like Paragliding, there are much more things to do in Pokhara.
Pokhara is also a starting point to many famous short and long trekking routes like Annapurna Base Camp treks, Mardi Himal Base Camp treks and many more.
5 Best Outdoor Activities To Do in Pokhara
Let’s check out some few but best outdoor activities that you can do while you are in Pokhara.
1)Exploring The Lake Side
Pokhara is also called as a city of lakes. There are eight lakes namely Phewa, Begnas, Rupa, Maidi, Khaste, Gunde, Dipang and Kamal Pokhari inside the valley.
Among the many lakes in Pokhara Valley, Phewa Lake is the largest and often popular among the tourists too. You can go fishing in the lakeside if you love fishing and experiencing the ambiance of beautiful reflection of mountains.
Beside fishing another popular activities that you can do in lake is going for boating. If you are around the Fewa lake then you can even row your boat and go around the beautiful Barahi Temple which is right in the middle of the lake.
Right now skydiving activities is only offered at two places: Everest and Pokhara in Nepal. If you are looking to thrill your trip with extra adrenaline rush then Skydiving can be the best option as you will jump from a height of 11000-13000 ft from AS 350 B3/B2 Helicopter with the help of experts.
3)Bungee Jumping In Pokhara
Bungee Jumping is one of the new activities in Pokhara which is getting huge attraction among the tourists. Tied yourself with safety harness and jump from a height of 70 meters over an artificial pond and feel the thrill of Nepal’s first and only tower bungee jump in Pokhara.
The same company which provides “only” tower bungee jump in Nepal also provides zip-flying activities in Pokhara. Famous among the traveler, Here you need to cross two freaking hills from one station to another station. The Zipflyer spans 1.8km and sometime depending upon the flow of the wind, it reaches speeds of up to 120kph.
If you see something small like a bird flying into the sky of Pokhara at early morning then no doubt it is the people who are para-gliding. Paragliding from Pokhara is a lifetime experience which you should have experienced at least once in lifetime.
There are various companies these days which provides paragliding service in Pokhara. Depending upon the weather, Paragliding is always open for tourists.
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