The roof of the World
The roof of the World
Pokhara Airport (IATA: PKR) is situated in the Kaski District, Gandaki Province. Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destination of Nepal and situated 200 km far west from capital city, Kathmandu. This airport serves as main gateway for the pilgrims and the tourists to travel the famous religious place, Muktinath, Jomsom and Annapurna Round Trek as well. The Pokhara valley itself offers picturesque looks of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain, beautiful lakes like Phewa, Rupa and Begnas and deep gorges, falls and caves.
It is the second busiest airport after Tribhuvan International Airport. The scheduled and chartered flights to Jomsom, Bhairahawa,Bharatpur and Manang airport and vicinity areas are being operated by ultraflights for recreational and sight-seeing and helicopter for commercial charted and rescue purpose flights. The airport is located at the close proximity to the Pokhara city.
The Pokhara International Aiport (PIA) is planning to operate an international flight from Nepali New Year (2079) which falls on the second week of April, 2022.
The Nepalese capital is located at 1300-1340 meters above sea level in a wide valley in the middle of the mountains. It is a two-thousand-year-old city that hides countless Buddhist and Hindu temples, interesting places, and today encompasses several small neighboring towns that were former royal capitals such as Bakhtapur, Kirtipur, Lalitpur and Kantipur. Kathmandu is a noisy city day and night, and most tourists arrive by air and mark their departure and arrival point of their trip. There is so much to discover in Kathmandu that it could be the subject of one trip.
The Nepalko Sathi association set up a community garden in Gontala in 2017. This garden is not only intended to produce vegetables and fruits, but also to train the population in permaculture, mainly women, in order to achieve allotment gardens. After initiating our responsible gardener, Phurtemba, he undertook the training of the women of Gontala, then those of the other villages, Dobatak, Saisima and Yangden.
The first settlement of the valley is theorized to have taken place when the first King of Kaski, Kulamandan Shah Khad made Batulechaur in the northern side of the valley his winter capital during the mid 14th century.
Pokhara is the leader adventure and leisure destination in Nepal, a gateway for nature lovers in the Annapurna region with plenty of entertainment.
In Pokhara you can experience the excitement of adventure: boating, hiking, pony rides, paragliding, bungee, zipline or simply relaxing at one of the several lakes in the valley.
Pokhara will overwhelm you with its natural beauty and great photo ops. Walk along the shores of the Fewa (Phewa) Lake, enjoy the greenery surrounding you and gaze at the spectacular panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Massif. Brightly painted wooden boats add vibrant colors to the greenery, while paragliders float down slowly from above. Flying over the lake is probably going to be one of the highlights of your travel experience in Nepal.
Pokhara is the starting point for Lumbini, the Annapurna circuit, for the upper Mustang, for the Manaslu, Jomsom, Muktinath, the Chitwan natural park and more.
Planes fly regularly from Tumlingtar Airport to Biratnagar and Kathmandu. The 1,400-meter track is located west of the village of Tumlingtar, taking advantage of the only plateau in the valley. Currently, the airlines operating flights from Tumlingtar are Buddha Air and Yeti Airlines. Tumlingtar is the main airport of entry to reach Makalu, the summit being about 50 km north of the city, with the base camp accessible by trekking routes.