The first thing that comes to anybody’s mind while visiting Nepal is how similar it is with India but as you stroll around the city, you will realise Nepal has a sense of enormous Asian feel of its own from its topi’s to its pagodas. Perhaps, the Nepali culture is a subject to be exclusively talked about. Nepal tops the list on a destination that caters the need for everybody. Medieval cities for those who love history, ample trekking routes for the hikers, Worlds most dangerous adventure sports like bungee jumping, paragliding, river rafting is found here. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, can easily pass off as a hippy trail, it’s a city that invites tourist’s from every nook and corner irrespective the interests. The crowded Thamel might be the first city for tourists to visit but for a traveler like me , I thrive joy in calm and remotely places.
I personally do not prefer staying or spending too much time in Kathmandu since its one of the city that has way too many tourists. The pollution, the crowd, are not worth the little days you take off to travel looking for bliss. Although, a one day visit here might be worthwhile to visit its Durbar Squares, and beautiful monasteries.
Pokhara is about 50 m from Kathmandu west. A 6 hour bus journey or a one hour flight from Kathmandu Domestic Airport. Both ways, the view is extremely beautiful . I took the flight from Kathmandu domestic airport to Pokhara airport. While you are in the flight, you literally feel like the mountains are welcoming you with their warm greetings and a smile when the orange tint light up the mountains.A 2 day trip to Pokhara would be sufficient to see the whole of it, including the Phewa Lake, Shanti Stupa, the caves and museums, Shopping and eating out at the Lakeside street and while you are at it, you could see the Nepali dance.
While you are at Pokhara, Watch the splendid Annapurna Sunrise and make sure to grab a panoramic view of the entire range in your camera since a 360 degree view is for certain.