Exciting Activities in Pokhara

Pokhara Valley in Nepal

“Enjoy the thrills in the close backdrop of Annapurna Himalayas

Exciting Activities in Pokhara, a renowned city of Pokhara. Located on a verdant valley enclosed by tiers of rolling green hills dotted with farm terraces and villages. Pokhara is an amazing place to be, probably the world’s best scenic city within the close backdrop of massive Himalayan peaks.

Pokhara falls within the Gandaki Zone of Nepal State-4 and Kaski district, far from the capital Kathmandu. At about 220 km distance drive of 5-6 hours and by air just 30 minutes, a popular touristic spot.

Pokhara is not only a scenic city but the gateway to various adventures around Annapurna Himalayas, Upper Mustang, and Dhaulagiri trekking.

Pokhara offers all types of adventures for interested people, a popular holiday destination for domestic and international visitors. 

Pokhara city and its beautiful surroundings are blessed with natural beauty from the high snow peaks of the Annapurna Himalayas, and scenic lakes. Certainly, a beautiful spot where one can enjoy the glamorous scenery just relax or join in various activities.

An ideal and most popular place in all Himalayas, where one can enjoy all types of outdoor events. All in the comfort of nice standard lodges, hotels to luxury resorts, or staying in village local communities Home Stay. A great way to immerse into local heritage culture and customs as it has been for past centuries.

Pokhara is a wonderful and marvelous holiday spot, for family, school/college groups, or high executive personnel. It is truly a refreshing place to be, one can join in various leisure to adventurous sports. From smooth float in the air Paragliding, Ultra-Light flight, Zip Flyer / Linear to daring Bungee Jumping.  

Besides short adventure and leisure activities, one can enjoy rafting, kayaking, biking, trekking, or boating on serene lakes. While in Pokhara visit Sarankot’s scenic hill for a spectacular sunrise over an array of Himalayan peaks.



Paragliding in Pokhara

Pokhara is the world’s number one and leading premier ground for all types of adventure sports activities. Where one can enjoy a smooth float paragliding in the air with a close backdrop of massive Annapurna Himalayan peaks. 

At Pokhara, there are more than 50 Paragliding companies, guided by professional experts and instructors. Once you book with respective Paragliding Operators, at a given time normally morning time from 7 a.m. till mid-day. 

That is weather permitting conditions, morning a short drive to Sarankot Hill at the height of 1,600 m. A popular tourist spot for sunrise views over an array of snow mountain ranges, on reaching the scenic hill. The pilot and instructor will provide a briefing on safety measures, air current, and maneuvering techniques. One can enjoy tandem paragliding that is with two people, the instructor, and the passenger, or enjoys solo paragliding.

After getting strapped into a harness, a short run over a hill and then float overlooking a spectacular panorama. Float in the air for 45 minutes to an hour and then land near the shore of beautiful Phewa Lake. Rewards you with T-Shirts of Paragliding companies with a certificate for taking part in Paragliding, after a sublime adrenaline rush.

Zip Linear / Flyer

Zip Linear also called Zip Flyer another adrenaline adventure that one can enjoy depending on age limit and health condition. At present, there are two places one at Dhulikhel near Kathmandu, but the first and most popular is at Pokhara.

Zip Linear and Lining is an action-packed recreational adventure, which involves riding on a steel cable line. One of the safe adventure sports that all can enjoy is the thrill of an aerial rope slide, like a flying fox. An exciting outdoor recreation adventure sport, a freely moving pulley a sweep swift ride from the top to the bottom. Probably the world’s most popular and incredible zip flyer and linear is Pokhara in Nepal. It is the world’s tallest, longest and fastest zip line located in one amazing spectacular location at Sarankot, Pokhara.

The Zip Linear is unparalleled that leads through a clear picturesque scenery of beautiful Pokhara city and the valley. Includes gorgeous vista of Annapurna Himalaya with contrast to green canopy hills and of serene Phewa Lake, truly an amazing experience.

The Zip Linear, has an incline of 56%, a length of 1.8 km with a vertical drop of 600 meters. An awesome ride, suitable for young and old alike starts from the scenic hill of Sarankot and down to Hyanja village.

Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jump In Pokhara

Bungee Jumping first started in Nepal more than three decades ago, from the bridge above the Bhote Kosi River. At present, there are three other places one in Pokhara and Kusma besides the Last Resort the first one.

With time in Pokhara, adventurous people can enjoy the experience of bungee jumping, an exhilarating activity. A mere distance of 25 km away from Pokhara lakeside, Nepal’s first tower Bungee or High-Ground Bungee. 

 Jumping from a 70 m tower Bungee, cantilevered over a river adjacent to a 50 m cliff in Hyanja. A jump of 5 seconds is a pure adrenaline sport, the site offers grand views of the Annapurna Himalayas. 

The experienced team will provide instructions on safety measures for you to enjoy the bungee experience. The participants should be of minimum 13 years old and older and must weigh around 35 and 125 kg.

Ultra-Light Flight

Ultra-Light Flight is another leisure activity, the only place in Nepal is Pokhara, besides other daring sports. A great way to enjoy the views of the majestic Annapurna Himalayas with magnificent Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish-Tail peak.  

Includes wonderful aerial views of Pokhara city and the valley, and an exciting sightseeing tour on air. Board in a light micro aircraft with no window and seating for only two persons, including a pilot and passenger. The micro-aircraft powered by a single engine can fly high with near views of Himalayan peaks.

The reason for choosing Pokhara as the base of the Ultra-Light flight is due to the closeness of the massive Annapurna Himalayas. As well as scenic views of Pokhara Valley and its beautiful lakes. The ultra-Light flight started in Pokhara in 1997 the first in South Asia, a great scenic spot to enjoy. Interested persons can choose the time duration as per the trip cost from 15, 30, and 60 to 90 minutes. Starts from early 6:30 a.m. till 11 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to sunset, depending upon fair favorable weather conditions.


Sky Diving, one of the greatest of all adrenaline and adventure sports an opportunity to be close to Himalayan peaks. One of the expensive sports activities requires a small aircraft or helicopter to reach a certain height for the dive.

It is quite popular around Khumbu, Everest region where one can dive into the backdrop of the world’s highest Mt. Everest. At Pokhara take a morning short flight at the desired height and a place for accurate landing. One can jump, dive then float under the Himalayan blue sky, facing incredible views with a backdrop of massive Himalayan peaks. Then land close to the lakeside or around a good landing site after an amazing drop from the air above.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking is another great ride that is getting more popular after trekking, rafting, and mountaineering activities. Pokhara offers various exciting scenic and cultural destinations for a day or two as well as more than a week.

A bike on the main road or on an off-trail is a wonderful way to see the real Nepalese traditional farm life. Enjoy the local culture as you ride through villages and towns with the super backdrop of Annapurna and Manaslu Himalayas.

From Pokhara, one can enjoy a day’s biking around the valley close to the lakes of Phewa and Begnas. Eager and keen bikers can take off the road on single or double tracks riding to Kathmandu. As well take a long biking journey to Upper Mustang taking more than a week or an adventure ride around Annapurna Himalaya.


Canyoning is another thrill in water sports, Nepal offers various places with cascading waterfalls due to high hills and mountains. While in Pokhara enjoy canyoning, abseiling the rocky, slippery waterfalls with expert guides, and taking a short drive to Ghale village. Enjoy the short hike to the waterfalls at about 45 to 75 meters high rocky edge with fast rushing waterfalls.

A great way to abseil down along with a raging splash of water till you reach the foot of the waterfalls. Canyoning an extra thrill in adventure sports around Pokhara is one of the best ways to see the country farm life. Enjoy the local culture of immense traditional heritage as you walk on a scenic trail to and from the canyoning spots. 

Seti River Rafting

Seti River Rafting is a scenic and moderate adventure float downstream for two days, eventually, it joins the Trisuli River. Exciting, enjoyable rafting on Seti River, which is a white or milky river, due to the color fed from the glaciers.

Flows downstream from high Annapurna Himalaya and Machhapuchare Himal, the Fish-Tail peak, rafting is done further beyond Pokhara valley. 

An hour’s drive to Damauli town, where Seti River has located a right spot for rafting, where Mardi River joins. A scenic and exciting float for two days, staying overnight in the comfort of a nice River Lodge, resort, or camping. 

Delightful rafting on Seti River Rafting is suitable for all types of people from families to elderly people. Enjoy watching the local village life as well as the river birds and wildlife, as you paddle downstream through bouncy waves. 

Boating in Phewa Lake

While in Pokhara having the time of your life, how can you miss boating on calm Phewa / Fewa Lake? Enjoyable scenic boating around the lake catching views of the majestic Annapurna Himalaya range and visiting the Barahi Temple. Placed on a small island, an exciting place to witness devotees and pilgrims worship Goddess Kali. A lovely temple on an island amidst Phewa Lake, after boating for less than an hour or more. Paddle back to the lakeside for other exciting adventures and sightseeing tours in and around Pokhara.   


Kayaking in Pokhara, enjoy the float on Phewa or Begnas Lakes, an exciting, pleasant way to enjoy water sports. The Lake in Pokhara is perfect for beginners to learn and practice the skill of Kayaking before joining bigger, wild rivers.

Professional Kayak experts can enjoy the exciting thrill of Seti and Kaligandaki Rivers, a drive of a few hours. Reaching the ‘put-in point’ of kayaking provides excellent challenges paddling through waves and white-water rapids.

One can hire/rent Kayak in Pokhara lakeside, with full equipment paddle, life-jackets, helmets, and wet suits.

Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning was started in Pokhara by Sunrise Ballooning in the mid-1990, and then it was closed. After running for a few years due to some landing problems on fields of crops, and compensating the farmers.  

After decades, has resumed the adventure float Hot Air Ballooning once again near Pokhara Valley. A great way to observe from bird eyes views of Pokhara city and its beautiful valley. A breathtaking experience as you float in the air within the backdrop of the majestic Annapurna and Manaslu Himalaya range.

An hour’s drive to the hilly ridge of Dhampus village, a scenic hill overlooking grand views of the Mid-West Himalayas. From Dhampus stay overnights or early morning drive to start the adventure before sunrise in the morning fresh air.

As you float in the Himalayan blue sky with a panorama of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung, and Manaslu Himal. Includes majestic Machhapuchare the famed Fish-Tail peak with scenic views of valleys and rolling green hills.

One can book Hot Air Ballooning for a special occasion to celebrate birthdays, weddings or anniversaries, and so on.

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