Pokhara is the most scenic city in Nepal. It is the city of numerous lakes and is a gateway to the most famous Annapurna Trekking. Within 30 miles distance of the city lies world’s three highest mountains, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I. It is situated about 200 km west of the capital. There are numerous temples and gumbas in and around pokhara valley. Pokhara is also famous for such adventure activities as paragliding, rafting, rock climbing, canyoning, boating, fishing, golfing and cycling.
Phewa Lake is a major attraction of Pokhara and is at the center of all the activities in Pokhara. Most of the hotels, restaurants, bars, and souvenir shops are concentrated around the lake. The reflection of Mt. Fishtail on the lake makes for the most captivating sights of the trip. The World Peace Pagoda rests on a ridge top on the southern fringe of Phewa Lake. It offers a panoramic view of the Annapurna range, Pokhara city and the Phewa. Another attraction is the International Mountain Museum, which is the storehouse of knowledge on Himalayan mountaineering. On display are photographs, equipments, historical documents, records and chronicles related to mountaineering since its advent in tourism.