Known as "Little Switzerland in the East", Pokhara is the second-largest city in Nepal and the most well-known tourist city in Nepal.
Known as "Little Switzerland in the East", Pokhara is the second-largest city in Nepal and the most well-known tourist city in Nepal. It is a city located in the Pokhara River Valley on the southern slope of the Himalayas in central Nepal, about 200 kilometers east of Kathmandu. At an altitude of 900 meters, the basic terrain is low mountains and hills, and the river valley is wide and flat. With a population of less than 100,000 in downtown Pokhara, Pokhara is much quieter than the bustling Kathmandu. The best time to travel in Pokhara is from October to March, when Nepal is in the dry season with high visibility and the fine climate. It is suitable for hiking and gliding. The snow-capped Annapurna, the charming Lake Pewa, the lush vegetation and the magnificent mountain scenery make Pokhara one of the most popular tourist places in Nepal.