Pokhara is situated 200 km west of Kathmandu (5 hrs drive or 30 minutes fly) at an altitude of 900 meter from the sea level. It is the most important tourist destination after Kathmandu.The name of Pokhara is derived from the word “pokhari” which means “lake” in Nepali language, so Pokhara is the valley of the lake. While visiting Nepal without being here, your trip is uncompleted.The valley is one of the most picturesque spots of Nepal. The beauty of the valley is enhanced by its lakes Phewa, Begnas and Rupa which have their source in the glacial region of the Annapurna range of the Himalayas.Pokhara offers the magnificent views of Machhapuchre (Fishtail shape), 5 peaks of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Himalchuli and others. Pokhara is one the few places in the world to provide such a dramatic view in a subtropical setting.One can enjoy the tranquility and peace while doing boating at Fewa Lake on one hand and see the grand view of the snow clad mountains on the other.This is the entry point for famous trekkings to Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Mustang region from 3/4 days to 4/5 weeks depending on your time, budget and your physical fitness.