Lying 200 kilometres to the west of Kathmandu, Pokhara has the fish tailed summit of Machhapuchhre, at 6,977 metres, as a backdrop.
At an elevation lower than Kathmandu, Pokhara feels much more tropical, reflected by the lush green forests and beautiful diversity of flowers, which flourish here. Pokhara is part of a once vibrant trade route extending between India and Tibet, and today mule trains can be seen camped on the outskirts of the town, bringing goods to trade from remote regions of the Himalaya.
This is the land of the Magars and Gurungs, hardworking farmers and valorous warriors who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers. There are many different treks and walks in the area to suit all abilities. There are daily flights to and from Kathmandu and this thrilling journey gives views of some of the highest mountain peaks in the world.
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