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Travel Active: Pokhara, Nepal


Take control of your next vacation and get in shape while you travel. Discover the second largest city in Nepal, Pokhara. Located 200 kilometres (120 miles) west of the capital Kathmandu and known for being the adventure capital of Nepal.

This city has it all to its young active Nepali hipsters, nightly cover bands, festivals, great coffee, plenty of vegan options to eat and just about any adventure you can imagine for the beginner to the risk taker. Pokhara has plenty of Trekking ranges to explore the world highest peaks, Paragliding over the lake with the best paragliders in the world, raft down mountains, take a kickboxing lessons with world champions, workout with vegan bodybuilders, meditate with monks at world peace sites and even try the worlds fastest zip-line.

Travel Tips

How to get to Pokhara?

Two ways:

  1. Take a 6-8 hour bus ride from Katmandu costing about 8-15 USD depending on the type of bus. 
  2. Take a 30 minute flight from Katmandu costing about 130-150 USD one way. 

Where to Stay in Pokhara?

  • Get a room on the Lake 
  • Hotels range from 10+ USD per night depending on location and star rating. 
  • 3 stars in Pokhara mean 5 stars quality in the US. 
  • Get the best rates in person. Seriously just ask any front desk in Pokhara. 

Need help in Pokhara? 

Contact: High Ground Adventures: They have mission is to share simple pleasures of life, which the world of nature affords through adventure travel and self-discovery. They do the work, Mother Nature provides the wonder and you enjoy the adventures.

The Workouts You Have To Try?

Kickboxing at Lake Breeze Gym will make you feel like Jean-Claude Van Damme in Kickboxer? Hidden between an ally, overlooking the lake is a kickboxing gym where you can get the best workout in Nepal. 

Train with Nepali champions for 2 hours for 5 USD. Get a chance to train with Raju the kickboxing champion he can even take you paragliding.

When you’re in search of a weight lifting gym, checkout Ranta Shree Gym. The bodybuilding MECCA of Nepal. Get a workout in with bodybuilding champion @Kammal_Raz and learn how to eat healthy with vegan bodybuilders. 

The Best Time Of Year To Go?

Plan your next trip around The Holi Festival or “Sharing of Love” festival. If you want to experience one of Nepal’s most colorful festivals and when the largest group of cover bands come to play, checkout Hoil Festival in Pokhara. Next one is March 1, 2018 

If you need a runners high, plan your tip around The Stupa Cup a 5K run up a mountain to The World Peace Pagoda. There goal is to promote trail running within Pokhara and get more people into this sport. 

Take a hike up to The World Peace Pagoda. A symbol of peace designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds, and to help unite them in their search for world peace.

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