We arrived in Pokhara after a 6/7 hour long bus journey from Kathmandu, where we’d spent half a week relaxing following the culmination of our 23-day trek in the Khumbu. In hindsight, we should’ve just come to Pokhara straight away. Not to take anything away from Kathmandu, which a lot of people (unfairly in my opinion) slag off when they come to Nepal, but the North Lakeside in Pokhara has been an amazing place to chill out and kick back following our sometimes arduous Khumbu trek!
Where to stay in Pokhara
Pokhara’s tourist district has two distinct parts: central lakeside where all the hustle and bustle occurs, and North lakeside, where we’re hanging our hats, with its more relaxed vibe. The entire road that runs along the lakes South-Eastern shore is chock-full of great places to go and whittle away the afternoon in, which we’ve very much enjoyed doing.
Today we rented a boat for the day, for just $10USD (1,000NRS) and explored the lake by the water, which is a definite must-do. After much bickering about how to row in unison, we finally got into our groove, albeit admittedly on our way back in, making it back in just before it pissed it down!
Tomorrow, weather depending, we’re going to rent a motorbike (again for just $10USD/day) and check out more of the surrounding areas. There’s loads to do around Pokhara and we reckon a bike will be a nice way of getting around and seeing the sights. And personally, I’ve been itching to get back on a motorbike for some time now, so tomorrow should be soopa-fun!