Pokhara Valley, Nepal
Pokhara is situated 200 km west of Kathmandu and connected by air as well as by surface. This valley links Kathmandu by the highway called Prithvi Rajmarg and it is also linked with Sunauli Nepal/India Border by another highway, Siddhartha Rajmarg. Both highways pass along a highly picturesque region between the midland valley and the Terai belt of Nepal. The valley is one of the most picturesque spots of Nepal.
The beauty of the valley is enhanced by its lovely lakes called Phewa, Begnas and Rupa which originate from the glacial region of the Mount Anna-puma ranges of the Himalayas. This valley is situated at an altitude of 900 m from sea level. Pokhara valley offers the magnificent view of Dhaulagiri, Himalchuli, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), four peaks of Annapurna and is one of the few places in the world to provide such dramatic views in the subtropical setting. Machhapuchhre is just 28 km away from Phewa Lake and not a single mountain range intervenes between the two.