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Activities in Pokhara

Mini Treks:

Although a base for all treks to the Annapurna region, several mini treks can also be organised from Pokhara, notably to Sarangkot. The four-hour trek to the top of this hill offers a spectacular birds-eye-view of Phewa Lake, the entire Annapurna range, the river Seti and the village of Hyangza. A one night trek to Naudanda and Ghachowk can also be made. On the way to Naudanda, one passes the village of Hyangza while from Naudanda, the twin peaks of Machhapuchhre, the Fish Tail Mountain can be seen.

Golf

Just 7 kilometers from the center of Pokhara city is the himalayan golf course in Nepalrecently completed pro-championship designed 9 holes golf course which is located in a spellbindingly beautiful amphitheater like setting of a river canyon scene with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Annapuma Himalayan range. The Club house is perched on the edge of balcony land 250 feet above the river canyon from where you have a bird eye view below of the golf course with scenes of stunning canyon walls dotted with eagles nest, waterfalls. and the soothing sight and sound of the Himalayan snowfed river meandering through the golf course. Golfers will find the course challenging and invigorating to play on.

Paragliding

Paragliding is a relatively new adventure sport in Nepal, and little information is available in tourist guidebooks. Paragliding in this Himalayan country can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure- seekers. You can experience unparalleled scenic grandeur as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites, while floating over villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and jungles, with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayas. The last three years have seen the activity flourish in Pokhara, and it now is an internationally recognized destination for free flight enthusiasts.

The take off points for these flights is Sarangkot (1592m), which offers prime views of Phewa Tal and the mountains at sunrise and sunset, the landing is the fields by the lake. Professional and qualified pilots provide a short briefing before launching.

Ultralight Aircraft

This is also a weather dependent sports like paragliding.

Kayaking

Pokhara is within a very short distance of the main four rafting rivers in Nepal - the Kali Gandaki river, Trisuli river, Seti river and Marsyangdi river. The Kali Gandaki river is probably the most popular trip out of Pokhara; the Trisuli river is better done out of Kathmandu, since the starting point is closer to there and the river flows towards Pokhara. The Seti river is best known as the venue for kayak clinics, which are organized by several companies. Kayaks can be rented from most of the places.

Mountain Bike

Pokhara is a valley and the landscape is almost flat and offers quite a plesant ride for mountain bike riders. It also has good facility for cross country mountain biking as well. Mountain Bikes can be hired in the Lakeside area in a very reasonable price.

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