Sacred Valley Inn Pokhara
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... bowl of Dahl for ten rupees (10p) each. We bulk this up with a couple of plain doughnuts, which are remarkably brilliant dipped in curry.
Heading back, we stop off again at the Peace Pagoda as neither Pasc or Lexi had seen it yet. The road up was even more ridiculous that the pedestrian 'scenic route' and we tortured the bikes over about 2km of boulders before reaching the summit. Coming up to sunset, the view was just as worth it as before and I happily ...
... half walk up and is absolutely beautiful.
If you're up for a longer walk, go to Sarangot to watch sunrise. It's a five hour trek and the view from up there is definately worthwhile.
Pokhara's mountains, lakes, fresh air and scenery are jaw dropping and thousands of travelers come here every year to trek up one of its many mountains or for paragliding.
You'll find cows walking up and down its streets, asleep on pavements and ...
... for living in the moment. I have had some cultural clashes this week. I have lived with hosts before but have always had freedom to come and go as I pleased and have met other travellers along the way. However, I have neither of those things here in Nepal. I follow my hosts and go where I am told. I am completely immersed in the culture which is an amazing experience in itself but can be frustrating at times. I have had to ask my host several times ...
Pokhara is awesome. Pokhara is stupendous. Compared to the chaos of India, and even Katmandu, it's soooo relaxing. And best of all, it reminded us of home. The town feels like Breckenridge or similar mountain town. It's nestled next to a big ol' mountain lake and is surrounded by the GINORMOUS Annapurna range. These mountains make the Rockies look like foothills. They're literally jaw dropping. The tourists here really come to do 2 things: paraglide and trek. ...
... bus had emptied out somewhat and I could leave with ease.
Oh yes, and if the bus does get really full inside, people just climb upon the roof. The other day I saw an entire traditional band on the roof, which struck up playing as it moved on. Another day I saw a somewhat uncomfortable goat on top – tied up of course.
Travelling by local bus in Nepal can certainly be interesting but rarely ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSacred Valley Inn Pokhara
I had read the glowing reviews for this guest house before arriving, but to simply say they were accurate seems an understatement. When my husband and I arrived at The Sacred Valley Inn, we had just completed twenty hours of adventurous transport crossing from Varanasi, India over land, to Pokhara. This in itself would have been challenging, but I had become violently ill just before departing Varanasi, so the trip was both gruelling and exhausting. We could not have arrived at a better place. It is never fun being ill away from home, but Bishnu and his staff at the Sacred Valley Inn went to great lengths to provide support, including arranging a doctor appointment, and sending me to the hospital with a guide to translate and assist with all steps of the process.
We ended up staying at the Sacred Valley Inn for almost three weeks, enough time for me to gather my energy back so that we could actually take part in some of the many activities that Pokhara has to offer. Once again, Bishnu and his staff were always a wealth of knowledge and willing to arrange any trips we were interested in if requested, but we were never made to feel that they were pushing anything upon us. During our time here, we chose to book all of our excursions through the hotel, including a three day trek, paragliding, and river rafting, as well as booking our transportation to our next destination, Katmandu. Non of the prices were inflated, and the service was always prompt and reliable.
The Sacred Valley Inn offers a broad range of rooms to suit any budget, all of which are spacious and very clean, but we chose one of the two rooms on the top floor, with the accompanying rooftop terrace. We felt like we had our own modest penthouse suite, as we enjoyed excellent breakfasts every day watching the para gliders take off from Sarankot, and on clear days, the amazing peaks of the Annapurna Range.
We cannot recommend this hotel highly enough.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.