Two hundred kilometers (124 miles) west of Kathmandu, nestled in a valley beneath the Annapurna Massif, the town of Pokhara has quietly won the hearts of travelers from around the world. Many visitors find their most lasting impression of Nepal comes not from the Kathmandu valley’s Durbar Square but from the awesome “fish-tail” of majestic Machhapuchhre reflected in the still water of Phewa Lake.
Trekking around Pokhara
There is a wide choice of trails in the mountains around Pokhara. Some of the scenic excursions include: Poonhill, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Jomson & Muktinath, Royal Trek, Mardi Himal Trek… and besides these, there are plenty of opportunities to customize your trek.
Jumla and West Nepal
Many people describe western Nepal as ‘unexplored”. It has a large population of both Hindus and Buddhists. The main reason behind this less explored area is the high permit fees because of the restricted area.