Pokhara, the center of adventure in Nepal is located in the mid western Nepal and it is six hours drive or 20- minutes flight from Kathmandu. Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal after Kathmandu. The valley is filled with lush vegetation, swift flowing rivers and dotted with clear, shimmering lakes. It is one of the major towns of Nepal, providing a perfect gateway from the chaotic life in the cities.
It is also the only place in the world from where one can enjoy the magnificent view of mountains having the elevation above 8000 meters while sitting below 1000 meters above the sea level. Out of the 14 highest mountains of the world, known as the Thousanders, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu can be seen from Pokhara.
International Mountain Museum:
International Mountain Museum is situated just 1.5 km south from the Pokhara airport.It provides the information on mountaineering, The world's mountain system, mountain cultures, environments, prominent people in mountain history, mountain geography, ecology, exhibition of mountaineering history and implied methods. It opens daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. It is managed by the NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association).
It is located between the airport and Mahendra Pul and reflects the ethnic mosaic of Western Nepal. The lifestyles and history of ethnic groups such as the Gurungs, Thakali and the Tharu are attractively displayed here.It opens daily expect Tuesdays and Holidays, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Located at Prithivi Narayan Campus east of the old bazaar, Annapurna Museum is also known as the Natural History Museum. The museum has an exceptional collection of butterflies, insects, birds, and models of wildlife as well as samples of various precious and semi-precious stones an volcanic rocks. It opens daily, except Saturdays and holidays from 10 am to 5 pm. It is managed by ACAP.
Gurkha Memorial Museum:
Pokhara and its surrounding is mainly the homeland of the world-famous Gurkha soldiers. Gurkha Memorial Museum has been established in the premises of the British Camp. It contains a collection of used uniforms, Medals, Pictures and other materials used by those brave and courageous soldiers during the first and second war time. The museum opens all day from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm except Wednesday.
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