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The National Geographic has put Pokhara, the Lake City, of Nepal on its list of Best Spring Trips 2017.
The UK-based popular travel publication with a theme ‘Hit a travel high in the beauty of this Himalayan city’ has described Pokhara as a hidden gem for adventurous travellers.
“Soaring over the Pokhara City delivers adrenaline-junkie Himalaya views without the hiking,” it said. 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, it said.
No experience is required to ride on a sunrise paragliding tandem flight.
One can enjoy Cloud Buster (20- to 30-minute) flight, cross-country tour (45- to 60-minute) and spinning-and-spiraling acrobatic flight in Pokhara.
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 said.