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Second Edition (Updated August, 2014) with the latest details and highlights. Pokhara made easy for tourists and expatriates.Pokhara is a lakeside Nirvana 200 km (125 mi) west of Kathmandu and a favorite of Nepali honeymooners and vacationers fromMoreSecond Edition (Updated August, 2014) with the latest details and highlights. Pokhara made easy for tourists and expatriates.Pokhara is a lakeside Nirvana 200 km (125 mi) west of Kathmandu and a favorite of Nepali honeymooners and vacationers from all over the globe. The big city is stripped away at Lakeside – enjoy wide avenues and vistas of beautiful Phewa Lake shimmering in the sunlight. The surrounding lush scenery competes for your gaze and offers glimpses of Himalayan giants soaring into the heavens.This laid-back tourist destination is a restful hub for deeper ventures into the Himalaya and post-trek rejuvenation as well as general holidaymaking and leisure with a vibrant restaurant, bar and live-music scene. Pokhara is ideal for letting go of worldly cares on a vacation in the Himalaya and this guide provides the essentials for making the most of Nepal’s Shangrila.Exclusive information to this 2nd edition includes the following:-Details on Hong Kong Bazaar ---a sprawling market popular with locals and reminiscent of Southeast Asia’s outdoor bazaars.-Insider information about Maji Kuna – a hidden gem on the eastern shores of Begnas Tal where visitors can soak up the radiant surroundings on an isolated peninsula.-Directions to Phewa Powerhouse below Phewa Park -- ideal for a picnic and the perfect place to get away and relish the surrounding natural paradise of plunging waterfalls, lush trees, citronella plants and trilling birdsong -- refresh with a dip in the river and get drenched by a waterfall shower.-Recommended Restaurants, Pubs and Coffee HousesAnd much more with specifics on Shanti Stupa, the Buddhist shrine built to promote world peace and trails to it. The pagodas snowflake-white dome overlooks the Pokhara Valley and beyond as it twinkles atop evergreen Ananda Ridge. This hillside of dense jungle forms the southern border of Pokharas Fewa Lake and is the first section of an exciting day-tour around the lake.This edition provides descriptions of Pokharas many highlights and treasures (e.g., Dihiko Patan, hidden Fewa Park and more)! A must read for anyone visiting Pokhara.