POKHARA

From Chitwan, our tour took us to Pokhara, best described as the gateway to trekking the Annapurna circuit. Pokhara is far more chilled out than Kathmandu, although more expensive due to being geared towards tourists. We decided that after a pretty tough few days, we’d extend our stay here rather than head back to crazy Karhmandu.
First up, we spent an afternoon sightseeing, visiting Devis Falls, religious caves and the International Mountain Museum. The following day we were up at 5am to climb up to Sarangkot to get an amazing sunrise view of “Fishtail” mountain, Nepal’s only virgin mountain due to its holy status, and the amazing Annapurna range.

Next we climbed 3 hours to the World Peace Pagoda, built by the Japanese.

Today we have been bit lazy, but made it across the lake to visit a Hindu wishing temple.

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Indians boating – Safety last!

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