KATHMANDU, March 18: Pokhara has made it to the list of the destinations not to be missed in the spring of 2017.
The National Geographic travel magazine has recommended 12 destinations around the world to visit in this spring.
"Soaring over the Pokhara valley delivers adrenaline-junkie Himalaya views without the hiking. Pokhara, a gateway to Nepal's Annapurna region, is considered one of the world's top spots for paragliding due, in part, to jaw-dropping views of glaciers, lakes, and snow-covered peaks. No experience is required to ride with an instructor on a Sunrise Paragliding tandem flight," the magazine has written about Pokhara.
"Options include the relatively tame Cloud Buster (20- to 30-minute) scenic flight, a longer (45- to 60-minute) Cross-Country tour, and the spinning-and-spiraling Acrobatic Flight. Before launching from Sarangkot (2,000 feet above the Pokhara Valley), snap a pic of Pokhara's majestic mountain triple crown-26,795-foot Dhaulagiri, 26,040-foot Annapurna II, and 26,781-foot Manaslu," it adds.
Other destinations mentioned in the list area Cape Town of South Africa, Eastern Europe, Central Park,Olympic National Park, Philadelphia of USA, Suzhou of China, Great Barrier Reef of Australia. The other destinations that are able to make it to the list are Balloon Rally of Washington, USA, Los Glaciers National park of Argentina, Aogashima of Japan and Bubble Lodges of France.