|| Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty. Situated at an altitude of 827m from sea level and 200km west of the Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara city is the most popular tourist destination in Nepal. This enchanting city, with a population of around 95,000, has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panaromic views of the Himalayan peaks. The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic. Pokhara city is also the starting point for many popular treks in Nepal.
Pokhara is part of a once vibrant trade route extending between India and Tibet. To this day, mule trains can be seen camped on the outskirts of the town, bringing goods to trade from remote regions of the Himalaya. This is the land of Magars and Gurungs, hardworking farmers and valorous warriors who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers. The Thakalis, another important ethnic group here, are known for their entrepreneurship.
The climate of Pokhara is slightly warmer than Kathmandu with daytime temperatures of around 15 degrees Celsius in the winter and 35 degrees in the summer.