Pokhara Street Festival set to Welcome New Year 2018

Pokhara Street Festival set to Welcome New Year 2018

Pokhara

Pokhara, 20 December 2017: Restaurant and Bar Association of Nepal (REBAN) Pokhara chapter is set to host the 19th edition of Annual Pokhara Street prior to the English New Year 2018. The festival will start from December 28 to January 1, 2018.

The festive spirit will once again come alive when the streets of Lakeside will be decorated with lights, filled with the aroma of delicacy and tuned with the finest musical performance. With the main slogan ‘Eat on the street, Dance on the street, Enjoy on the street’, the festival will draw maximum number of visitors; both Nepali and foreigners.

Pokhara Street Festival

Pokhara Street Festival

According to the festival coordinator, Gopi Bhattarai, the festival will focus on food items, music and various cultural programs. Talking about the expectation from the program, he explained, “We are planning to make this event more successful and grand than previous years. We welcome guests from all over the country and the world to showcase the beautiful scenario of Lakeside. Also, we are working to make sure that the festival will provide fullest entertainment.”

Pokhara Concert FB

Pokhara Concert FB

Hotels and restaurants in Pokhara have started booking their spots for the food stalls. The opening ceremony will take place on the banks of the Fewa Lake.

Street festival in Lakeside has been the center of attraction among the visitors establishing itself as a culture of the city.

Hungry Eye Restaurant Pokhara

Hungry Eye Restaurant Pokhara

There will be multiple stages featuring different cultural dances, live performances of artists and comedians. Famous singers like Nabin K. Bhattarai, Asish Rana and Mantra band will be rocking the stage.

source: Glocal Khabar

Hotel Landmark Pokhara

Hotel Landmark Pokhara

2 new cable car lines to be built in Pokhara

2 new cable car lines to be built in Pokhara

POKHARA, Nepal – Two new cable car lines are scheduled to be built in Pokhara . The government has given clearance to Annapurna Cable Car to develop a cable car system linking Sedibagar at the north of Phewa Lake with Sarangkot.

Annapurna Cable Car said that that it had completed all the preparations to construct the cable car line, adding that the foundation stone of the project would be laid this month.

Similarly, Manakamana Darshan is set to start the construction of a cable car from Basundhara Park at Lakeside to the World Peace Pagoda at Pumdibhumdi. It recently obtained the go-ahead from the government. The company and the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport signed an agreement on April 1 to build the project. The 1.5-km aerial tramway is estimated to cost more than Rs1.3 billion excluding land acquisition. The signing of the construction contract has got locals and entrepreneurs excited.

Meanwhile, Tirtha Raj Tripathi, director of the Annapurna Cable Car said that they have already got clearance from the Cabinet for licensing, industry registration and use right of the forest area.

“We have completed detailed feasibility and engineering studies, and the construction work will start soon,” he said. “We have planned to bring the cable car system into operation within the next one and a half years to two years,” said Tripathi.

pagoda

2 new cable car lines to be built in Pokhara

The company will be investing Rs800 million to build the 2.2-km cable car line. Entrepreneurs from Pokhara own 55 percent of the company while a Japanese company Japan Cable Car owns 30 percent, and the rest of the shares are owned by a Nepali citizen of Japanese origin.

Annapurna Cable Car also plans to erect a large temple of Lord Shiva and a hotel in Sarangkot besides developing a picnic spot. “People will enjoy travelling on the cable car as they can enjoy views of the lake and the Himalaya at the same time,” said Tripathi. “It will contribute to tourism in Pokhara .”

Meanwhile, president of the Pokhara Tourism Council Som Thapa said that the cable car line would help boost tourism in the renowned tourism destination further. “The plan should be devised in such a way that local tourists too benefit from it besides foreign visitors,” he added.

Lakeside locals oppose project

A few locals from Lakeside have protested against the construction of a cable car line connecting Basundhara Park with the World Peace Pagoda due to disagreements over land acquisition. However, locals from Pumdibhumdi have said that no obstructions should be placed before the project under any pretext.

The land originally acquired by the Pokhara Town Development Plan to establish a park was handed over to the cable car project by the Town Development Committee of Pokhara Sub-Metropolitan City on July 1, 2014.

“As the construction of the cable car will help to develop Pumdibhumdi besides promoting tourism in Pokhara , there should not be any obstruction against the project,” said a local Raju Chhetri. “We will mount pressure on the government to ensure that the project is completed without hindrance.”

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Pokhara aspires to become international city

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The initiative to develop Pokhara as an international city has picked up momentum.

As many as ten formulas have been mooted by an all-party meeting to be coordinated by the regional office for the tourist city’s development. Similarly, as many committees have also been formed to conduct feasibility study.

Several coordinators have been nominated to carry out different works. The international conference centre will be coordinated by Sanjeev Bahadur Koirala while the view tower and Pokhara National Bus terminal will be looked after by Surya Bahadur Bhujel and Baburam Giri respectively.

Ganesh Bahadur Bhattarai has been selected as coordinator of Botanical garden. Himalaya Bakhrel, Ashok Palikhe, Tirth Shrestha, Bindu Kumar Thapa and Biswo Prakash Lamichhane have been nominated as coordinators for the zoo, art and literature park, Pokhara domestic bazaar and Pokhara ring road respectively. Coordinators have been authorised to add members to their committees as required.

The committees will submit the names of their team members within a deadline of three days and devise a work plan within one week.

Western regional administrator Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya said he will forward the work plan to the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers. “Once the work plan is approved by the OPMCM, work will begin,” Thapaliya added.

Thapaliya said the initiative had been taken to develop infrastructure in Pokhara to establish it as an international standard city. “Pokhara will lag behind if we do not take necessary measures now,” Thapaliya said.

Chairman of Pokhara Chapter of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Bindu Kumar Thapa pledged to lend all possible support for the new venture.

source: Thehimalayantimes

ल्यान्डमार्क होटलको दिपावली अफर, प्याकेजमा २५ पतिशत छुट

ल्यान्डमार्क होटलको दिपावली अफर, प्याकेजमा २५ पतिशत छुट

सम्राट ग्रुपले आन्तरिक पर्यटकका लागी पोखरा र सौराहामा सञ्चालित होटल तथा रिसोर्टमा ‘दिपावली अफर’ घोषणा गरेको छ ।

अफर अन्तर्गत दुबै होटलका हरेक प्याकेजमा २५ प्रतिशत छुट उपलब्ध गराउने बताइएको छ ।

Landmark-pokhara-hotel

हाेटल ल्यान्डमार्का पाेखरा

सम्राट ग्रुपले पोखराको लेकसाइडमा होटल ल्यान्डमार्क पोखरा र सौराहामा ल्यान्डमार्क फरेष्ट पार्क रिसोर्ट सञ्चालन गरिरहेको छ ।

छुटसँगै पोखराको होटलमा प्रतिव्यक्ति ७ हजार ७७७ रुपैयाँको दुई रात तीन दिनको प्याकेज अब ५ हजार ८ सय रुपैयाँमा उपलब्ध हुने सम्राट ग्रुपका सिइओ सिएन पाण्डेले जानकारी दिए छ ।

त्यसैगरि सौराहामा रहेको रिसोर्टमा प्रतिव्यक्ति ९ हजार ९ सय ९० रुपैयाँको दुई रात तीन दिनको प्याकेज अब ७ हजार ५ सय रुपैयाँमा पाइने छ ।

प्याकेजमा पाइने सेवा सुविधाहरु

छुटसहितको प्याकेजमा पोखरा घुम्न जाने नेपालीहरुलाई होटलमा प्रवेश गर्दा चिसो पेयपदार्थले स्वागत गरिने छ ।

यस प्याकेजमा डिलक्स रुममा बस्न पाइने छ भने हरेक दिन ब्रेकफाष्ट, साँस्कृतिक नृत्यका साथमा डिनर सुविधा, फि्र वाईफाई, एक घण्टाको बोटिङ, कारमा आधा दिन पोखरा शहर भ्रमण, बसपार्क तथा एयरपोर्टसम्म यातायात लगायतका सुविधाहरु उपलबध हुनेछन् ।

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ल्यान्डमार्क फरेष्ट पार्क रिसाेर्ट

त्यसैगरि, सौरहा घुम्न जाने नेपालीहरुलाई पनि चिसो पेय पदार्थले रिसोर्टमा स्वागत गरिने बताइएको छ ।

डिलक्स रुममा उपलब्ध हुनुका साथै हरेक दिन ब्रेकफाष्ट, लञ्च, डिनर, फि्र वाईफाई, थारु गाउँ तथा सूर्यास्तको अवलोकन, थारु कल्चरल डान्स, हात्ती सफारी, बर्ड वाचिङ, हात्ती प्रजनन केन्द्रको अवलोकन लगायतका सुविधाहरु उपलबध हुनेछन् ।

Zip Flyer at Sarangkot, Pokhara

Zip Flyer at Sarangkot, Pokhara

Your adventure begins when you board your shuttle for the ride to the top the mountain. Your guide will narrate as you pass through the village of Sarangkot and then up the mountainside. Once on top you will take a short walk to the Butterfly Pavilion, an architectural marvel with breath-taking views of the Himalayan range. While you sip coffee and wait for your turn we assure your wait will be exciting. At 5400 feet above sea level you will sit into a special harness seat and await your launch. Two guests launch at once, and it is a race to the bottom! 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and you’re off, accelerating to 100 mph as you pass above the dense forest below. If your eyes are still open you will see sweeping views of majestic Machhapuchhre, the Annapurna range and the raging Seti River. Your ride concludes with a break-activated landing on the High Ground Triangle in the village of Hyangja.

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Activity Overview: Zip-Flyer Nepal
The officially named Zip-Flyer Nepal is the world’s most tallest fastest and the longest zip line in the world located in Sarangkot- one of the most beautiful places in Nepal. It is not just another zip line; it is inclined at 56 degree, 1.8 km in length, 2000ft vertical drop and speeds of over 160kmph making it the most extreme ride in the world.

Imagine, you’re standing on the platform overlooking the majestic Himalayas and a mind-boggling 2000 feet vertical drop. As you look down, the adrenaline begins to build up and your heart begins to beat faster. The countdown begins…5, 4,3,2,1, and you’re airborne. Gravity takes care of the ‘go’ portion of the ride, a feeling of weightlessness sets in, the wind gushes against your face, as you plunge at speeds of over 160kmph. After a minute of pure adrenaline, and traveling a distance of almost 2km, the ride begins to slow down as you approach the landing. The advanced, magnetic braking system then brings you to a complete stop.

During the ride, you’ll get to experience the breath-taking views of the Himalaya range and the raging Seti River. Zip-Flyer by High ground Adventures Nepal is truly an experience not to be missed.

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Bungee jumping in Pokhara

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Great news for those who seek to experience the thrill of free-falling from a great height as the adventurous sport of bungee jumping has finally begun in Pokhara.

The addition of bungee jumping has given another reason for tourists to visit the scenic city of Pokhara.

Bungy Jumping in Nepal

High Ground Adventure operates bungee jumping in Pokhara. With Golcha Organization and Mangal Group as main investors, a 45 meter high tower of bungee jumping has been installed atop a hill at Hemja.

“We firmly believe that bungee jumping will help attract both domestic and international tourists. The addition of this adventure sport in Pokhara will be a new tourist attraction,” said managing director of the project Abinav Churiwal.

Addressing the public before inauguration, Churiwal had said, “This sport will not only build a concrete foundation of adventure sports in Pokhara but will also help others to recognize the tourism potentials we have here.”

“Tower bungee has been installed for the first time in Nepal. This is certainly a thrill of a lifetime for those who do not fear heights,” said Churiwal. The first bungee jumping station was installed at a suspension bridge that connects locals to The Last Resort in Sindhupalchowk. “The sport is same but the thrill is different. I am sure this is a different experience and one should take a chance at least once,” said Churiwal.

According to Churiwal, the whole undertaking cost Rs 20 million. Bungee jumping operators charge foreigners more than the domestic visitors. They charge Rs 3,490 to domestic visitors and Rs 6,890 to foreigners. However, the cost for both Zip line and bungee jump is Rs 5490 for domestic visitors and Rs 9,990 to foreigners.