The rare combination of snow clad peaks and snow fed lakes and rivers has helped to make the valley of Pokhara (210 km from Kathmandu) one of the most picturesque natural attractions in Nepal.
A must for all visitors to Pokhara valley is the Phewa Lake. It occupies a central location in Nepal and is dominated by the peaks of Annapurna range. Its unique setting may be judged from the fact that the town of Pokhara (931 meters), is only fifty kilometers from Annapurna (8,091 meters) clearly seen from the valley on a clear day. The northern horizon is defined by a seventy kilometers long wall of snow and ice with numerous peaks. Pokhara valley bounds in lakes. Phewa, Rupa and Begnas are the largest and most famous.
Although Pokhara is a base for all treks to the Annapurna region, several mini-treks can also be organized.