This town overlooked by the Himalayas has the vibe of other holiday resort towns like Lake Placid or Banff. There are colourful boats gliding over the surface of Lake Fewa, the focal point for the local and international visitors to the town. Saw more Western looking people on the street than anywhere else we have been and the shopping and many restaurants caters to these visitors. However, the backdrop of the surrounding mountains is the real highlight of the town.
My daughter Alexandra and some others on the tour “took the plunge” and went paragliding, a popular activity in Pokhara. While I awaited their safe return to earth, I toured the Tibetan refugee camp that has been there since 1959. The residents there sell carpets and other handcrafted items to support themselves.
A walk up a steep hill to the World Peace Pagoda gave us a beautiful view over the town.
Sunrise over the Himalayas from the Sarangot was our final view in Pokhara. Worth the 5:00 am wake up call!
A stretch class conducted by our friend Cinnie on the roof of the airport helped us pass the time as we waited for our flight back to Kathmandu.