Pokhara, often called as a piece of heaven, is a beautiful city of Nepal blessed by nature. This 2nd largest city of Nepal which sits 200 Km west of Kathmandu Valley at an elevation of 827 M above the sea level with the total area of 55.22 sq. Km. The beauty of Pokhara valley doesn’t need any description as is speaks itself with surrounding stunning snow capped mountains, lakes, hills and several villages. Its Phewa Lake has been luring both domestic and international travelers from world around. It is the paradise for adventures and recreational activities and also serves as the trekking base into Annapurna Region. Some of the world highest mountains like Dhaulagiri (8168 M), Annapurna 1 (8091 M), Machhapuchhre (6993 M) and Annapurna 4 (7525 M) lies within 30 miles radius of this city.
Also Pokhara is famous for Many adventure activities, the most popular adventure activities are as below.
1, Paragliding in Pokhara
Paragliding in Nepal is newly introduced adventure sport in Nepal but with in short period time it has gained its maximum popularity among travelers and adventure seekers. Paragliding in Nepal is truly amazing to perform this act in this land of Himalayas. One can experience unparallel scenic grandeur as you fly over beautiful village, monasteries, temples, lakes, jungles with mesmerizing vistas of Himalayas. Paragliding in Nepal is conducted in Pokhara, located on the foot of Annapurna, which offers you great views of Mahabharata Range, lakeside, Pokhara village, its hilly area and much more.
Paragliding in Pokhara can be understood as the best paragliding Venue after Switzerland. The climate & geographic Similarities between the two countries have made it sound more relevant. Encouragingly, Pokhara has been nominated as the fifth Best location to Paraglide in the world Pokhara is easily accessible from Kathmandu. The bus trip form Kathmandu to Pokhara takes 6 hours and daily flights are operated between Kathmandu and Pokhara which takes about 30 minutes. We take a 20 min jeep ride from Pokhara uphill to Sarangkot viewpoint 2000 ft above Lakeside. This is where we take off. Highest mountains in the world like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu and all over 8000m are visible from here. Pokhara offers a wide variety of accommodation, food and beverage and other facilities. It is rich in natural as well as in cultural diversity. Without Paragliding here your trip is always incomplete and one must keep this in travelers top List as it provides great experience of observing.
2, Ultra light Flight
Pokhara, a valley of lakes, a city situated on the lap of Annapurna range, a city just lain at the backyard of fishtail Himal, a world famous white peak. A valley surrounded by green forests and meadows. A city of ever smiling faces of indigenous people and clean environment. A city of Natural beauty and known as Switzerland of Nepal. Without a visit of Pokhara the visit of Nepal is incomplete. Certainly, any one who had been to pokhara once he’s compelled to say so or to feel so.
Welcome to Pokhara. Don’t be anxious about your time. Pokhara Ultra-light provides golden opportunity of having a heavenly taste of verging beauty of Nature within an exceptionally short span of time with it’s micro plane services.
When flying over the valley, near the Annapurna range, around the Fishtail peak one can have a heart-touching “Bird’s eye view” of the most beautiful scenery of green forests and meadows, heavenly scene of lakes and rivers as well as the traditional Nepali villages far below on the valley and at the same time can enjoy a closer views of ever glowing and shining mountains just when swimming through the blue sky !!! It’s not a mere imagination. If anyone wish, he can have all this, indeed. Dream comes true. one can fly-high like an eagle. He can soar-high in the air. He can embrace the clouds and can have a closer glimpse of white Peaks. Yes, one can feel and collect such divinely experiences with the most pleasant and comfortable flights of “Pokhara Ultra-light” which is furnished with MAGNUM 450, a most sound and reliable Czech Republic made Emergency rescue system, that enables the Ultra-light (Aeros-2 trike) to be landed safely.
3, Zip Flyers
Zip flyer in Nepal also known as Zip line/zip wire, aerial runway, aerial ropeslide, death slide, flying fox, Tyrolean traverse, or canopy tour is an adventurous sport which consists of pulley suspended on a cable made up of stainless steel mounted on an incline. A user/flyer is driven or pushed by gravity to travel distance from top to bottom of inclined cable by holding on to freely moving pulley. Zip flying is becoming very popular outdoor vacation activities as it is thrilling, adventurous and a brave sport activity.
Now, Nepal offers many indoor and outdoor travelers the recreational Zip Flyer sport. It is the World’s Longest, Steepest and Fastest zip-line which gives you an ultimate adventure experience. This is located in beautiful Pokhara city. The zip line is a pulley suspended on a cable above 5000 feet above sea level and mounted on an incline. This zip line is 1.8 Km long, which is the world Longest, and speeds up to 140 Km/hr making it world’s fastest. It has been recently introduced into Nepal. It is a big step into tourism field and it is one factor that will promote tourism in Nepal. The view during the ride s very spectacular and it will attract many tourists towards Nepal. Just imagine your adrenaline as you travel in Zip line from such enormous height and speed. The well trained ride supervisors will make the rider feel at the best level of comfort.
How to reach here and what does it offer?
To access Zip Flyers place we drive about 6 hour from Kathmandu or travel through air (30 Minutes Flight) to reach at Pokhara and we drive to Sarangkot. The Zip Flyer starts from Sarangkot (1592m and 5960 feet above from the sea level) to Hemja Valley (3020 ft) and is 1860 meters long. The zip-flyer runs at the speed of 140 kilometers per hour and two people can make a ride at once in two trolleys sitting side by side suspended by trolley mounted on a steel cable in the middle. The ropes and trolleys are absolutely safe and secure. You have to fly over single in a trolley though there is another person in another rope flying parallel. The ride descends 600m vertically at an angle of 56%; this makes it the most extreme Zip line ride in the world. The flyers can see glory of Annapurna range and beautiful landscape around Pokhara valley, Mt Fishtail (Machhapuchhre), Lamjung Himal, Annapurna Himal, Himchuli, Phewa Lake, Rice field, Rivers and settlements, Tibet refugee camp, beautiful Seti River and many more from bird eye view. The best seasons for Zip flying are March, April and May. The adventure is available between the times of 8 AM to 2 PM.
There is nothing more important that your safety so, Safety is our first priority. Safety has been the leading criteria in development of the Zip-Flyer ride. This system by Zip-Flyer LLC, USA is designed with the most advanced technologies and had delivered a state-of-the-art Zip line ride. Ever part of this ride is designed to provide unparalleled ride, comfort and Safety, and the entire system is manufactured and precision engineered to equal or surpass standards set by agencies such as ANLS B77 Tramway, ASTM, and TV SUD codes.
NOTE: Weather conditions are real matters for the excitement ride.
Safety Consideration:- Participants must be between 35 and 125 kg (75 and 275 pounds) and be comfortable with heights. The ride is not recommended for individuals with back or neck problems, or those who are pregnant.
Zip Flyer is once is a lifetime at Nepal as it is the world longest, fastest and steepest. So, get ready to Experience the Ultimate Adrenaline Rush of Zip flyer at Nepal.
4, Bungy Jumping
Pokhara is already famous in the world for adventure sports from Paragliding, Parahawking, Zip-flyer, Ultra Flight, as well as short hiking, Trekking, Pony Trek, Stand up paddle and many more. Addition of ‘Water touch bungy’ will surely boost up adventure tourism in Pokhara upcoming days onwards.
Location: Hemja, Near Tibetan Camp, Pokhara.
Hight: 80 meters / 50m & 32m Cliff Steel Tower
Service Available: Every Day
4, Hiking around Pokhara
5, Boating at Fewa lake