Top 5 Best Things To Do In Pokhara


Nestled against the majestic Annapurna Mountain, Pokhara is a city that seamlessly combines natural beauty with thrilling activities. The serene Phewa Lake mirrors the pearly white mountains, and the dancing prayer flags in the Himalayas create an unforgettable spectacle.

Exploring the Best of Pokhara

Despite its reputation for tranquility and breathtaking views, Pokhara offers more than just scenic beauty. Let’s dive into the top 5 activities that make Pokhara an adventure haven

1. Experience the World’s Steepest Zipline

Pokhara boasts the world’s steepest zipline, the Zip Flyer, stretching 1.8 km from Sarangkot to Hemja. As you descend, soak in the panoramic view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machapuchre, and the Himalayas. This exhilarating experience is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Pokhara.

Cost of the Zipline:
– For foreigners: Nepali rupees 8000 (approx. $60.29)
– For Nepali citizens: Nepali rupees 6000 (approx. $45.25)

2. Paragliding Over Pokhara’s Beauty


Pokhara stands as one of the world’s top 5 places for paragliding, especially tandem paragliding. Glide with a skilled pilot from the renowned Paragliding Hub at Sarangkot, where prices range from $75 to $100.

3. Rafting Adventures in Fast-Flowing Rivers

Explore the fast-flowing rivers of Pokhara with various rafting options:
– Upper Trishuli rafting: $40 for one night and 2 days
– Kaligandaki River rafting: $120 for one night and 2 days, $175 for 2 nights and 3 days
– Upper Seti river rafting: $50 for a day
– Trishuli river rafting: $30 for a day

4. Tranquil Boating in Pokhara’s Lakes


Known as the “city of Lakes,” Pokhara is home to eight stunning freshwater lakes. Enjoy boating or kayaking in lakes like Begnas, Phewa, and Rupa with professional guidance. A typical paddle boat costs around Nepali rupees 500 ($3.75) for an hour.

5. Uncover the Ancient Caves of Pokhara


Pokhara’s rich history is reflected in its ancient caves. Explore Chamero Gufa (Bat Cave), Mahendra Cave, Gupteshwor Cave, Harihar Cave, and Kumari Cave. Prices for cave exploration vary based on nationality.

Cave Entrance Fees:

Caves Nepalese Nepali Student SAARC nationality Foreigners
Mahendra cave NPR 50 NPR 30 NPR 80  NPR 150
Gupteshwor cave NPR 50 NPR 35 Not Available NPR 100
Bat cave NPR 50 NPR 30 NPR 80 NPR 150


These top 5 experiences are a must in Pokhara, but don’t miss other attractions like museums, Devi’s Fall, hiking to World Peace Pagoda, and witnessing the golden sunrise from Sarangkot viewpoint. Maximize your time in Pokhara by exploring the diverse array of activities it has to offer.

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