The Pokhara Valley is one of the most charming scenic spots in Nepal. Pokhara is situated 200 km away from Kathmandu, it is indeed a wonderful combination of beautiful lakes and spectacular peaks. The beautiful lakes of Phea, Begnas and Rupa are perfect resorts for fishing and boating. Meanwhile, you can also appreciate marvelous sights of the Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Machhapuchhre mountain peaks. A trip to Pokhara would also show you majestic views of the Annapurna range which stretches out in all its glory.
With the fitting climate and weather, the vegetation in the valley is very lush; orchids, bougainvilleas, banana plants and cacti all thrive. Rice grown in the Pokhara Valley is reputed to its delicious flavor. There are 6 lakes in this 124 square km of the valley, the largest one is the 3 km long. The Seti (White) Gandaki divides the valley into two parts. One of the Sapti (Seven) Gandakis, its name Seti derives from limestone river-bed.
I updated this article on April 13, 2012
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