Pokhara Travel Facts

The Basics

City Name: Pokhara

Where is it located?: Pokhra is west of Kathmandu near the starting point to the Annapurna Circuit.

Why do people go there?: This is the trekking capital of Nepal. There is where you to begin or end your trip.

How do travelers get there?: You can take a flight from Kathmandu or a bus

Currency: Rupee

City Code: 061

Population: 200,000

Languages: Nepali

Travel Information

Neighborhoods: Pokhara District

Attractions: Devi Falls

Accommodations: Kathmandu Hostels

Tourist Office: Nepal Tourist_Office

Off-the-beaten-path: Sarangkot

Health Issues: Altitude sickness, hepatitis, meningococcal meningitis, typhoid

Tips for Visiting

When to go: Given the many mountainous regions of Nepal, it’s very important to check with weather conditions first. Broadly speaking, October through November and and late January through April are the best periods for trekking and exploring the mountain regions.

Common Phrases: Hello/Goodbye =Namaste; How are you?= tapaaii/timi lai kasto cha?; I’m fine, thanks. And you?=sanchai cha. tapaaiilaaii ni?; Good morning=subha prabhat; Good afternoon=namaskar; Good evening=subha sandhya

City Specific Events: Gurung Festival, Asar Festival

How to get around?: You can walk everywhere.

Good to know: Good place for preparing on ending from the Annapurna circuit.

Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Pokhara is the Pokhara Airport.

Need more information?: Check out the Pokhara travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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