Pokhara & Annapurna Region
Pokhara is the gateway to the Annapurna Region in Nepal, idyllically located next to the dramatic Phewa Lake with the snow-capped Annapurna Range as a backdrop. It is located in the centre of Nepal, with good road connections to Kathmandu and Chitwan National Park, and a domestic airport. It has far more of a gentle and laid-back feel about it than the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, and the many lakeside restaurants are a delight just to sit back in and spend an afternoon with a good book looking out at the views. Pokhara is ideal to spend a few days after a trek in the Annapurna Range, or can easily just be a stop on a tour of Nepal, as we know that trekking isn’t everyones cup of tea. The Annapurna Range includes Annapurna I, which at 8,091m, is the tenth highest mountain in the world, and said to be one of the hardest high mountains to climb in the world. There are then thirteen peaks over 7,000 metres included Machapuchchre, otherwise known as the Fishtail Mountain.