Pokhara is the third largest city in Nepal, located 200km to the West of Kathmandu. Three out of the ten highest mountains in the world, including the renowned Annapurna are within 30 miles of the city, making it Nepal’s top trekking destination. Pokhara is known amongst the locals as the perfect weekend retreat, with its clean air, picturesque Phewa lake, and wonderful retreats; it is a welcome break from Kathmandu. For foreigners it is known as Nepal’s adventure destination.
Guests are sure to leave behind the cares of daily life and refresh their spiritual and physical senses through the wide variety of carefully customised activities available. These include classes in yoga and meditation as well as guided visits to Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples where visitors can enjoy exotic religious ceremonies and hold conversations with monks and spiritual teachers
Soft adventures for the family include handicraft centre visits, bird-watching and gentle forest treks, while the resort's cooking classes use ingredients grown and raised on its own land to teach unique Himalayan dishes like lentil soup, Tibetan MoMo dumplings and Thali.
There is no shortage of challenges for the more hardy visitors; The Pavilions Himalayas can arrange tests for their endurance with treks into the Himalayan foothills, picturesque gliding with spectacular views, thrilling white water rafting on Nepal's rushing rivers and a host of other activities for every level of bravery.