Top 10 Best Hotels in Pokhara, Nepal


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Top 10 Best Hotels in Pokhara, Nepal

Hotels in Pokhara, Nepal: – Nepal is a tourist destination with tremendous tourism potentials. Pokhara is one of the ideal potential tourist destinations in Nepal due to some of its specific attributes like unspoiled nature, age-old culture and hospitality attributes of Pokharelis. The centrally located position of Pokhara on the tourism map of Nepal is strategically supportive to position it as an easily accessible and reachable tourist destination in shorter travel duration from the various parts of the country.

In nearly last six decades of its opening as a tourist destination for the external world, Pokhara has been gradually able to recognize itself as a favorite tourist destination with some tangible signs of progress on tourism products, events, amenities, accessibility (air and surface), service standards, products distribution channels and marketing and promotion. The increase of the volume of tourists without compromising the value (quality and sustainability aspects) has remained the ultimate target in the context of the planned tourism development efforts in Pokhara.

This tourism-related target in recent times is also associated with the prospect of achieving holistic peace and progress through tourism. In the context of these dual targets (both quantitative growth with qualitative tourism development), there are a number of thematic issues sensitively interlinked with the tourism industry of Pokhara.

Such issues with their specific trends range from proper planning and management of tourism to its economic impacts in people and places of Pokhara, from growth and standardization of tourism events and services to preservation of cultural and natural heritage, from ethical aspects for the responsible tourism operation to the proper management of Fewa Lake, from envisioning the future with increased tourism products and events to proper marketing and promotion of tourism in Pokhara. A careful look and scrutiny of all these interlinked issues of tourism as discussed in this book can have implications on pragmatic policy and actions for a better tourism future in Pokhara.

Places to See in Pokhara Nepal, City of Lakes

Nepal undoubtedly deserves its identity for an ideal mountain tourist destination as it has successfully conducted the mixture of myriad tourism activities like soft walking, mountain sightseeing, trekking,

mountaineering, community-based tourism, rural/village home-stay tourism, ecotourism, adventure-sports tourism, etc. Amidst various prime tourist locations of Nepal, Pokhara in central Nepal is cosmically

blessed and naturally gifted. Consequently, it has become one of the world’s most attractive tourist destinations with the perfect blending of the unparallel prettiness of the nature and mystery of culture. From the touristic perspective, Pokhara with the area of 123 sq km, certainly remains full of unlimited natural attractions, cultural beauties, biological diversities and ultimately has become a proud-worthy spot of Nepal.

The spectacular views of scenic Annapurna Himalaya range, the shortest distance of snow capped mountains (Mt. Fishtail on just 28 km away), the harmony of exotic mountains, eye-catching lakes and the mystical form of Machhapuchhre mountain reflected into Fewa Lake, are the praiseworthy features of Pokhara that have made to fascinate thousands of tourists, especially from abroad. Situated at an altitude of 827 meters, Pokhara possesses climatic varieties, contrast vegetations, various scenic Lakes, the attractive gorge of Seti river and ranges of snow-capped mountains.

With the flow of the tourist and domestic tourist too, Pokhara Valley comprises the second largest number of tourist beds with 254 enterprises, 7,213 tourist rooms and 11,577 tourist beds. Valley which comprises 18-star hotels (16.98%). Of the total 2,604 accommodation enterprises, 64 are tourist resorts (2.45% of the total and 2.58% of the non-star hotels), 385 are tourist standard hotels-TSH (14.78% of the total and 15.53% of the non-star hotels), 1,716 are lodges (65.58% of total and 69.22% of non-star hotels), 297 are homestays (11.40% of total and 11.98% of non-star hotels), and 16 are community/monastery lodges (0.61% of total and 0.64% of non-star hotels)

According to the hotel entrepreneurs of Pokhara, more than 550,000 tourists visit Pokhara annually, of which around 300,000 are foreigners and remaining figure is domestic travelers. With these arrivals, Pokhara is the second biggest tourist hub for both domestic and international tourists in Nepal. Pokhara also as being the main gateway for tourists visiting Annapurna Conservation Area, a review of the trend of tourists in last 10 years (2006-  2016) shows that there has been almost 50% of tourists coming Pokhara are diverted towards the ACA.

Pokhara is home to a wide array of accommodation options, varying from cheap backpackers guest houses to luxury Five-star boutique hotels. The majority of accommodation is around the Lakeside area, but for those looking for a little solitude, there are also a number of more secluded options in the surrounding hills and town.Lakeside can be divided into distinct areas each of which has their own character.

North Lakeside: Also known as Khahare, this area has some of the best lake views in town. Many of the hotels in this area are in the budget category and it is very popular with long-term visitors and backpacker. You will find here some great local and unique Western restaurants & cafés too.

Central Lakeside: Also known as Centrepoint, this buzzing heart of Lakeside runs from Hallan Chowk until Barahi Chowk. It’s the place to be to shop, eat out and arrange your adventures. Hotels in this area range from lively places on the main street to peaceful resorts and lodges a short stroll away in the numerous side streets.South Lakeside: Also known as Gaurighat, this is the place to stay if you want the best views of the mountains. Many hotels here, have sweeping panoramas of Macchapuchure and the Annapurnas. This end of town is also close to both the Tourist Bus Park and the Airport.

Top Tips: Head to Basundra Park in South Lakeside at dawn to catch a superb panorama of the AnnapurnasAll

It’s usually hard to decide to choose the best accommodation in Pokhara because there are hundreds of them. Here we have categorized the best accommodation choice for the visitor on our own basis so that it would make easy to decide. We have not given any priority or discriminate to any one of them, and we claim we don’t have any personal relationship or benefit from any party.

Top 10 Best Hotels in Pokhara, Nepal

10) Annapurna Eco Village – Top & Best Hotels in Pokhara, Nepal

If you have been to the Pokhara to observe the local culture, tradition and taste the typical Nepali hospitality then you must be in the Annapurna Eco Village. The Annapurna Eco-village is a family run mountain resort providing a traditional Nepali cultural experience with the comfort of modern day western style amenities. From any point of the boundary belong to village you can enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges, Pokhara Valley, and the surrounding countryside.

The Eco-village is located at an altitude of 1600m, some 20km north-west of Pokhara on a beautiful ridge at the base of the Annapurna on top of the Astam village. To do so, the hotel provides the best in-house services and amenities. This hotel offers the number of the facility to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience, with service of television WiFi (complimentary), desk, & refrigerator in each room.

annapurna eco village in Pokhara, Nepal
Annapurna eco-village in Pokhara, Nepal

This hotel is serviced by highly trained hospitalized professional, so you can feel the soothing service that you can ever imagine. Like its name you will be part of the peaceful and family environment if you have been to this hotel. The charges of the room are worth to pay which is 3500 Nepali rupee per day which includes the service of includes morning breakfast &WiFi on the hotel grounds, daily room cleaning, 24-hour business center facilities. they do not compromise on the facility that a standard tourist deserves.

They can help you with the every arrangement by providing contact with the best guide in the Annapurna range, travel booking, providing you service of the mule or horse to make you ride to the Mountain circuitry rented for you, as well if you wish to send some email to anyone then they are provided with the internet service. Every effort is made here to make the visitor comfortable and satisfied with the service. From Pokhara, it is easily reached by road in about 90 minutes.  Per day charge of this hotel is around 3500 rupee per day and-and this room price includes morning breakfast &WiFi on the every room, daily room cleaning, 24-hour business center facilities, you can enjoy the beautiful movement of people around with the beautiful panorama view of the mountain trails of the Mt. Dhaulagiri You can contact them and book your service either online from www.ecovillagenepal.com   or you can call them on their receptionist telephone number 061-465549.

If you want to make your trip to the Annapurna trekking circuit memorable and pleasant then you can choose them for an unforgettable stay and trekking experience! .so looking to the location of the hotel, we rate this hotel by 3.7 out of 5 and With the service is 3.9 out of 5 similarly with the charge per day we have rated this hotel by 3.9 out of 5 hence in overall we have ranked this hotel in the 10th position of our list. You can also get there on foot via several trekking trails. In our map, Hotel Peace Plaza belongs to the hotel

9) Sanu Lake on D Water – Top & Best Hotels in Pokhara, Nepal

if you been to the thebegnas lake and want to stay for the night like you are floating over the lake then hotel Sanu Lake on D Water is the perfect place. This hotel is situated at the west end of Begnas Lake.Sanu Lake on D Water is a lovely little guesthouse directly on the lake shore. have several guest rooms with undisturbed views of not only Begnas lake but also the Annapurnas and other Himalayan range. They have their staff with highly trained professional in the hospitality business.

There is the service of the vehicle if you want to roam around their locality. They too have the restaurant facility too. This restaurant serves delicious fresh fish caught daily and other Nepali and western dishes. Cooks have more than 5 years of cooking experience and can make you taste of various kind of recipe food. The name of the locality is People Hill on the shore of the begnas lake. You can book the room online from the internet on the site www.sanulake.com.

sanulake gallery in Pokhara, Nepal
views from the Sanulake gallery in Pokhara, Nepal

In the map, this Sanu Lake on D Water number is 80. Take a chance to get away from it all and spend a few days with them, you will be made very welcome at that home away from home. Room service is average and you will be provided free wifi, hot and cold water service. Each of room is provided with the hammock, in which you can swing and enjoy the natural fresh air breeze of Begnas Lake. Per day charge of this hotel is very cheap is about 1500 Nepali rupee per day. so looking to the location of the hotel, we rate this hotel by 3.8 out of 5 and With the service is 3.5 out of 5 similarly with the charge per day we have rated this hotel by 4.3 out of 5 hence in overall we have ranked this hotel in the 9th position of our list.

8) Hotel Annapurna Plaza and Kim’s Korean Restaurant – Top & Best Hotels in Pokhara, Nepal

Hotel Annapurna Plaza and Kim’s Korean Restaurant is the combo of the food and accommodation service. They have got the good service to the tourist as well other domestic tourists. They are best known for their fair priced rooms, quick service, and home-like atmosphere. Even though the boundary of the hotel is small, they do not compromise on the facility that a standard tourist deserves.

They can help you with the trekking arrangement by providing contact with the best guide in the Pokhara, travel booking, providing you service of the vehicle rented for you, as well if you wish to send some email to anyone then they are provided with the postal service. Whether you’re traveling to Pokhara for business, trekking or for pleasure, if you stay at Hotel Plaza Annapurna you will be very satisfied with their services and their highly hospitalized staff.

hotel annapurna and kim korean restaurant in Pokhara, Nepal
Hotel Annapurna and Kim Korean restaurant in Pokhara, Nepal

You can enjoy a verity of the food item especially Korean recipe made by highly trained chef group.This hotel lies in the north lakeside of the Pokhara. Per day charge of this hotel is around 3500 rupees per day and-and this room price includes morning breakfast &WiFi on the hotel grounds, daily room cleaning, 24-hour business center facilities, you can enjoy the beautiful movement of people around with the beautiful panoramic view of the Mt. Machhapuchre.

You can contact them and book your service either online from www.hotelannapurna.com or you can call them on their receptionist telephone number 061-462606.In our map, hotel number 38 is the hotel Annapurna. so looking to the location of the hotel, we rate this hotel by 3.8 out of 5 and With the service is 4.0 out of 5 similarly with the charge per day we have rated this hotel by 3.8 out of 5 hence in overall we have ranked this hotel in the 8th position of our list.


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Jitendra Sahayogee

I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a Writer of 12 Nepali Books, Director of Maithili films, Founder of Radio Stations, Designer of Websites and Editor of Some Nepali Blogs.

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