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"Pokhara is situated in the northwestern corner of the Pokhara Valley which is a widening of the Seti Gandaki valley. The Seti River and its tributaries have dug impressive canyons into the valley floor, which are only visible from higher viewpoints or from the air. To the east of Pokhara is the municipality of Lekhnath, another town in the valley.In no other place do mountains rise so quickly. In this area, within 30 km, the elevation rises from 1000 m to over 7500 m. The Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu ranges, each with peaks over 8000 m, can be seen from Pokhara and there is a lake named Phewa Lake, three caves (Mahendra, Bat and Gupteswor) and an impressive falls (Patale Chhango or David's Fall) where the water from the Phewa Lake thunders into a hole and disappears. "
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Elder Hostel Program in Nepal ,, We have operated such program which can be used for old people above from 50/60/65 years, those who do not really prefer to go up in the high mountains above from 3,000. Meters, not really for a long period walk, just make a short hiking & visit culturist villages & traditional people. It can be an important & delicate trip for whom we very much take care for their conveniences, given below areas are suitable for such trips which do not require more than 9 days. a) Gandrung , Chomrong, & Ghorepani, Gurung, Magar culture, starts from Pokhara 9 days. b) Langtang kyangjin Gompa via Dhunche 9 days. c) Helambu, shermathang 8 days. d) Daman, bandipur, Lumbani & chitwan National park. 5 days. e) Lachowk, Ghachowk & Sarankot. 4 days. f) Shivapuri, Chisapani, Sundarijal. 3 days. g) Changunarayan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel. 4 days. Besides: we have lanched towards (Bipasyana) concentration & shamanism (spiritual) program. These can be done in few days, North Face Trekking(P) Ltd. www.northfacetrek.com Kathmandu Nepal,
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Rent a bike to explore the area surrounding the lake in Pokhara. It's the easiest way to get around, makes it possible to see some really great things and you can meet locals very easily this way. It's a long trek to go all the way around, but it's not too far to explore the lower lying regions by bike. We also attempted the same thing by scooter and it was nearly impossible with all of the potholes and mud. Bikes are the way to go!
I loved Pokhara! So much more laidback than Kathmandu as far as shopping. Great Dhukuti store. The Himalayan Hotel is a nice clean place to stay in town and if you want more remote - the FishTail Lodge - you have to cross the river in a little hotel boat each time you come and go...
The best time to visit Pokhara is during Spring (april) and October, because otherwise it's too cold... or it's raining season. I was @ Pokhare in August. Normally you can see around the beautiful lake the Himalaya, but the clouds covered it. Take the boat trip to the little island in the lake when it's getting dark... very romantic! But you can't visit the temple anymore. You also can rent motorbikes (if you have a license) to discover Pokhara... and if you are there, you also can do some trekking in the green mountains around the white Anapurna (Himalaya). Not in raining season, otherwise you have the litches (I had some :() and there is also no chance to see the Himalaya (I had some luck I did it)
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