Pokhara, Nepal: Travel/Tourist Information Guide
Pokhara is the second largest city in Nepal and it is one of the most famous tourist attractions with a population of 90,000. It is located on the northwest of Pokhara Valley that lies in the northern Himalaya Range and situated at an altitude of 827 m from the sea level. The city’s distance Kathmandu is approximately 200 km. It is also the beginning point for most of the treks in the Annapurna area.
In comparison with Kathmandu, Pokhara is more peaceful and comfortable where Kathmandu is a bit more chaotic. Although the city is peaceful and modern, its main attraction is that it is a place where the combination of nature and adventure stand out. It is both a place to spend a peaceful holiday and relax; and a place to join different range of adventurous activities. Pokara is a center for activities like rafting, kayaking, paragliding, mountain biking and many more. The climate is warmer than Kathmandu during daytime, it is usually around 15 degrees in winters and 35 degrees in summers. There is a monsoon season that lasts from mid-June until mid-September. Therefore the best time to Visit Pokhara would be between October and April. Usually, the visitors hang around two districts which are Damside and Lakeside. The two areas contain hotels, bars, restaurants and the main Pokhara Bazaar.