Nepal Diaries: Pokhara, Nepal's Heart and Soul
|Annapurna 'fishtail' mountain, a section of the Himalayas|
|took this while on the bus heading to Pokhara, such an awesome sight!|
We were on for another 6 hour bus ride from Chitwan to Pokhara. I was looking forward to finally see the famous Himalayan mountain, the Annapurna ( also known as fishtail because of its shape). I was getting snaps from the bus window as the image of this famous mountain finally presented itself. Woohoo! First time in my life have I ever seen a huge mountain so grandeur as this, beautifully topped with snow. Simply breathtaking!!!
I couldn't wait to start our adventures in Pokhara the moment we arrived at the bus station and were picked up by the hotel shuttle. And guess what, our hotel room window had a perfect view of the Annapurna!! We were going to stay in this pretty little city for four exciting days and made sure we took the most of it.
|me and the sunrise ;)|
|prepping for my paragliding experience|
|woohoo, that's about 2000 feet high!|
|with my pilot Prakesh|
|overlooking Phewa Lake|
In the afternoon we scoured Lakeside Street for some souvenir shopping and getting our share of Nepalese food at a famous local restaurant called Moondance.
In a nutshell, I can say that among the places I visited in Nepal, Pokhara is the most charming. There were lots of things to do here, people are warm and friendly. Weather was perfect, had less traffic and dust compared to Kathmandu. Not too laidback, not too fast-paced either. No wonder, lots of tourists come here for trekking and sight-seeing.
I really treasure being able to visit this place! <3 <3 <3
|last night in Pokhara with Joy|
|clothing made of Hemp, yes, it is legal in Nepal|
|Pashmina shawls, only in Nepal|
|Lakeside Street, a known shopping/restaurant area in Pokhara often flocked by tourists|
|Fossils for sale believed to be between 140 and 165 million years old|
|a pose with the hotel staff and our newfound friends, the Aryals|