Nepal is a small and mountainous country. Nepal has a number of Himalayan ranges and hence is known as the "land of Himalayas". Though it is a landlocked country, the abundance of lakes, rivers, waterfalls are the features which contributes to give Nepal the title of “second richest country in the world in terms of water resources”. Not only in terms of Himalayas and water resources but it is equally famous for its landscapes and the diversified flora and fauna found in its territory. This country is a complete package of what a person seeks in a travel destination. Not only the natural resources but the culture, customs, traditions, lifestyle of people and the architectural vista the palaces and temples radiate here.
Out of many adventurous experiences in Pokhara, paragliding is one that you will definitely enjoy a lot. For many people visiting Nepal, paragliding is on their bucket list. There are a number of paragliding companies or agencies which can provide you with the best experience of "flying like a bird" in the skies of Pokhara. These paragliding agencies have highly qualified pilots who will be your ultimate friend while flying in the sky. All the equipment are updated on a regular basis to ensure the safety of the paragliders.
As there are many companies competing with one another, the prices are comparatively cheaper and fixed as well. You do not have to worry about who will charge you more money than whom and if there is any chance for discounts and all. Out of these 19 companies, you can choose any one of them for your experience .You get to jump off from the Sarangkot Hill which is at the altitude of 1592 meters. This is definitely going to be the most memorable paragliding experience of your as you will be flying above the vast and beautiful Fewa lake.
The standard and mostly preferred fight lasts for 30 minutes which will cost you $ 75 while the cross country flight which last for 40-60 minutes will cost you $ 110 and the 30 still and 5 minute video flight will cost you $ 17.
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For internal tourism, if anybody asks any Nepali person where they want to go after completing their work or where they want to go on their vacation, it is definitely going to be Pokhara. Pokhara in fact is not only situated in the heart of this nation but also in the hearts of people. It is the main body of the Nepali tourism sector. You seek for natural vistas including lakes, rivers and waterfalls? You want to see architectural beauty? You want to see the diversified culture of this country? You want to view the variety of floral and faunal beauty? –Pokhara is a complete destination for that. Not only the view of the natural beauty and experience of living in a diversified culture, Pokhara provides you with all sort of adventure you want to have in your life.
Like Namche bazar is the door or entrance to Mount Everest, Pokhara is the entrance or door to the Annapurna base camp. Most of the foreign nationals who visit Nepal intend to scale one of these base camps and most of the people prefer Annapurna base camp. The Annapurna base camp is situated in the Annapurna Himalayan range which is protected by Annapurna sanctuary. From there, you can have the experience to observe the panoramic view of mountains including Dhaulagiri and fishtail mountains. Other than the Himalayas, the Pokhara is rich in lakes and water resources. The Fewa Lake, Begnas lakes are extremely famous here. You can enjoy boating in this huge and vast lakes. Especially Fewa Lake is famous in Pokhara and area around it is called lakeside.
The peace stupa which is located in the up hills is the architectural monument for you to view. It was made in a collaboration of the villagers of that place and the investors. From here you can enjoy the view of whole Pokhara including the Fewa Lake and the views of the Himalayas. There are statues of Lord Buddha and the way going there is surrounded by flowers. You can enjoy the fresh air along with enjoying the view of the monument along with Pokhara.
Most of the people living here are Bahun, Chettri, Newar etc. as it is the part of the hilly region. Pokhara is situated at the western side of Kathmandu. People here celebrate Dashain, Tihar, holy, mainly the Hindu festivals. Their culture and customs are also much similar to the other parts of the hilly region. They annually organize a fare around the Fewa Lake where you can dance, sing and literally enjoy what you want to do. Cycling in the roads of this city at night is the beautiful experience, you will have in your life.
Along with the natural beauty, architectural view, and rich diversifies culture, you will get to enjoy various kinds of adventures well. As I have already said that Pokhara is the door to the Annapurna base camp, you can trek in this region which is an adventurous journey. Along with trekking you can enjoy paragliding, boating, bungee jumping, and ultra-light flight, mountain biking and fishing. Unfortunately there is no facility of sky diving in Pokhara, for that you have to go to Everest base camp or the Sagarmatha national park.