If you’re looking for a unique, Asian experience, check out Lakeside Pokhara as one of your many things to do in Pokhara, Nepal. The town provides visitors with a a variety of activities to do in the town itself and nearby Pokhara provides plenty of other options. Whether you’re searching for an adventure or a relaxing cultural experience, the Nepalese town has something for everyone.
Lakeside Pokhara is a small town that offers simple, meditative activities. Located on Phewa Lake and in close proximity to the Pokhara airport, the Nepalese town is easily accessible and ideally located. Begin the morning with a fresh breakfast on a hotel rooftop, watching the sunrise over the majestic Annapurra Mountain Range. Afterwards, wander down to the main street, enjoying the beautiful, calm music drifting out from the stores while shopping for locally crafted goods and custom designed clothing or many other things to do in Pokhara. Breathtaking scenic views surround the town, making strolls around the main streets incredibly enjoyable. As the day dwindles by, stop by a small coffee shop and relax with some tea. Later in the evening many bars provide an enjoyable atmosphere to meet both locals and other travelers and some places even feature movie nights.
For the more adventurous, try taking a boat out (or hiring a rower) from Lakeside Pokhara onto the Phewa lake and make a trip to the World Peace Pagoda. It is an inspiring place to spend the day meditating or hiking around the area as one of the many things to do in Pokhara. Kayaks are available for rent for those looking to explore the lake a bit more. One option is to kayak out to the Tal Barahi Temple located on an island in the Phewa Lake. The elegant temple exudes an air of peace and holiness, leaving a resounding mark to those that have visited. Many places can be found around the lake and offer fantastic deals for other excursions as well. Treks on foot and on horseback are both available, where visitors can see more of the stunning Nepalese countryside. Treks are offered in a variety of packages, giving visitors the chance to take short, medium or long treks; many of which leave from the town itself.
To get a better view, paragliding options are also available. There are multiple companies to chose from and they provide a one of a kind experience in Lakeside Pokhara. The paragliding experience is raved about and highly rated on many travel sites as one of the many things to do in Pokhara, there’s nothing quite like seeing the country from above. Many places begin the trip higher in the mountains and provide paragliders with a gorgeous view of the sunrise lighting up the countryside below. However it is a marvel itself just to watch the paragliders soar down from the sky, which can be easily done from a rooftop in Lakeside Pokhara.
Lakeside provides visitors with incredible journeys they will remember for the rest of their lives. Here visitors can not only experience the countryside first hand, but also interact with local shop owners and really begin to gain a sense of Nepal’s remarkable culture.