Two weeks preparation. Eleven Days Trip. Two Escapists, One Exotic Country.
Nepal is always on top of my lists. With so many things to do in Nepal, it is so difficult to squeeze in all during my trip. I am so thankful that Riz of Lamyerda.com helped me with the itinerary! From Visa application, things to do, where to go and even introduce us to her local friends in Nepal!
The Himalayas welcomed us the moment we arrived in Kathmandu. I was with my great friend Linh of BunboTravels.com Who also fell in love with Nepal and got inspired by Riz to start her own blog. Kathmandu is crowded, yet its rustic smell and chaos brings a beautiful mess.
Pokhara also known as the City of Lakes is my favorite part of Nepal. We scored a whopping NPR800 / $8 bus ride to Pokhara from Thamel Chowk. The journey takes about 6-7 hours. The trip was pretty long, but totally worth it. With several power naps, you were one step away from Pokhara!
Fourteen degrees Celsius afternoon chills greeted us in Pokhara. True enough that October -November is the best time to visit Nepal. Nepalese are the friendliest people I ever encountered. The checked in process was such a breeze! There were no hassle and unpretentious smiles. We strolled in the noiseless streets of Pokhara, grabbed a local sandwich and watched the most romantic sunset in Phewa Lake with the Himalayan backdrop. Priceless was an understatement.
Evenings are even better in Pokhara with no loud parties, but a serene place to enjoy Nepali Meals. We literally have our own backyard for private picnics with Nepali BBQ, some beers and add the lovely view of the Phewa Lake on top of that.
Sunrise is as dreamy as the sun sets. Chasing sunrise in Sarangkot and meeting travel like-minded is probably the highlights of our trip. I am not sure if we got scammed with the taxi we booked which cost NPR 1200 / $12, but the views that laid before our eyes was invaluable. Morning nips, catching a beautiful sunrise and a fish tail Himalayan views is just absolutely extraordinary.
After being captivated by the beautiful Sarangkot, we can’t get over of the Phewa Lake view as it was relaxing and so many things to do like paddling or canoeing.
When in Pokhara, Glide! Paragliding was certainly one of the best activities I’ve done in Pokhara and I wondered why I haven’t done so many air sports before. The manoeuvres with a 360 twist is my favorite. I would fly again, definitely!
Pokhara is so lovely, it’s for the sunset chasers, the Himalayan dreamers, the mountain adventurers, the food lovers, and the connoisseurs of nature.
Pokhara is simply just… for everyone..
About the Author:
Krishna Garcia has passion for photography. She likes to be in nature, and discovering new places using different lens is her past time. Nothing is more satisfying with her than creating wonderful travel memories and getting an impeccable shot. Follow her seamless photos in Instagram.