Elevate Trek- Group of boats on Phewa Lake, Pokhara, with a single boater in the center of one boat

Explore the Best Boating Destination in Pokhara

If you are planning on a trip to Pokhara then, there are numerous things to do for you to relish quality time. An effortless and delightful option is to have a leisurely boating experience with the scenic beauty of Himalayan range. When considering the boating price in Pokhara, you’ll find it to be quite reasonable. Phewa Lake and Begnas Lake are two primary tourist spots where one can relish a peaceful boating session. So, if you’re looking for Pokhara boating experiences, these two lakes offer excellent opportunities for a memorable boating adventure during your stay in this stunning city.

Boating in Phewa Lake 

Phewa Lake stands out as one of the most renowned spots to enjoy boating in Pokhara. The lake is situated at an elevation of 742 meters (2,434 feet) high. One of the attractions of Phewa Lake is Taal Barahi temple located in the middle of the lake. It is a two-storey pagoda temple dedicated to Goddess Varahi, an incarnation of Goddess Durga. You can enjoy a boat trip to this temple. 

Tourists can enjoy the unique allure and breathtaking surroundings of Phewa Lake. They are often captivated by the reflection of stunning Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains across its pristine waters. The boating ride offers a truly enchanting sight during sunset, with the watercolor turning orange as the sun sets. You can also venture to the White Peace Pagoda stupa atop the hill for sightseeing and admire the scenic view of  Phewa Lake. Hence, Phewa Lake boating holds immeasurable value and offers you peace and calm that shouldn’t be missed during your visit to Pokhara. 

How to Reach Phewa Lake 

Phewa Lake is conveniently located at just 20-minute away from Pokhara. It’s best to get to Phewa lake by walking as you can explore the charming street markets of Pokhara on your way.

Phewa Lake Boating Price

Enjoying a boat ride on Phewa Lake is quite budget-friendly. Boat ride starts at NPR 100 per individual, for a visit to Tal Bahari temple.

Boating TypesPrice
Row BoatingNPR 300 per hour
Self-paddlingNPR 450 per hour
Round-tripNPR 1,200

Phewa Lake Boating Timing 

Boating on Phewa lake remains open from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM everyday. You can enjoy the serene beauty of the lake and its surroundings during the evening.

Boating in Begnas Lake

Begnas Lake is another renowned lake to experience the allure of boating in Pokhara and is situated to the southeast of Pokhara and takes 39 minutes on drive. The lake spans across 3.28 square kilometers, with an average depth of 22 feet, and stands as the second largest lake within the Pokhara Valley. As Begnas lake offers a less congested boating experience to visitors, compared to Phewa Lake, it is gradually gaining its popularity these days. For boating, tourists can enjoy a variety of options such as paddle boats, rowboats, and motorboats, which can be rented nearby.

The foremost attraction at Begnas Lake is the exquisite Annapurna Mountain Range and the Manaslu Mountain Range, The tranquil environment of Begnas Lake is also a haven for various bird species, such as kingfishers, egrets, and herons, creating a delightful sight for birdwatching enthusiasts. Visitors can simply take a leisurely stroll around the lake and enjoy the exceptional biodiversity around the surrounding of Begnas Lake. On the western shoreline of Begnas Lake, you can see numerous guest houses where you can have a quality of life with your family members in a relaxed atmosphere.

How to Reach Begnas Lake 

You can simply catch a local bus at Prithvi Chowk, Pokhara to get to Begnas lake which takes only 30-40 minutes. However, if you want to explore more then,cycling could be a favourable choice.

Begnas Lake Boating Price

Boating TypesPrice
Row Boating NPR 500 per hour
Paddle BoatingNPR 1,000 per hour
Motor BoatingNPR 3,000 (half hour)

Begnas Lake Boating Timing 

Boating on Begnas lake is open from 6.00 AM to 6.00 PM each week. You can enjoy  swimming, boating, and sun basking with your family members.

To conclude, make sure to experience boating in Pokhara on the serene waters of Phewa Lake and Begnas Lake on your visit. These enchanting lakes are waiting to add a touch of magic to your adventure in this beautiful city. If you’re eager to explore more and discover exciting packages tailored to your preferences, contact us for more information.

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