Give yourself an escape from the city to a quiet fresh water lake in the laps of nature that changes colour depending on the season.
Among the hundreds of lakes, Begnas lake is one of the ideal freshwater lakes which is located in the Kaski district of Nepal and the second largest amongst the lakes in Pokhara valley. It is situated in the south-east of Pokhara, therefore it is one of the most visited places around Pokhara valley. You can say that Begnas Tal is an integral part of the Pokhara tour.
Boating in Begnas,
Boating in the Begnas Lake is comparatively cheaper than the Fewa Lake. Its low cost can be attributed to the fact that it lies away from the major city area. While having a boat ride, you can stop your boat in the middle of the lake and you can even swim in this freshwater. Nevertheless, you can park your boat around the corners and relax in peace by embracing the exceptional flora and fauna of Begnas lake. The area around Begnas Lake, with a number of resorts, is a popular destination for tourists visiting Pokhara.
Begnas Thulokote Hiking,
If you’re a hiking enthusiast, you can enjoy The Begnas Thulokote Hiking, part of the “Annapurna Royal Trek” which was completed by Charles, Prince of Wales in 1980. Enjoy this 6-hour excursion on the least explored area of the Pokhara region to see beautiful unspoiled countryside villages and a magnificent view of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre range. Your guide will take you along the trekking route that takes us to Kalikasthan village. It will take about 45 minutes to reach this small settlement, located on a hill that overlooks the Annapurna range.
The most prominent thing to do in Bagnas lake is to behold one of the most beautiful mountains range of Nepal i.e Annapurna Mountain Range and Manaslu Mountain Range. If you are lucky enough, then you can see a clear view of this mountain range because, on cloudy days, the landscape often gets disturbed by clouds. Another significant attraction around Begnas lake is Rupa Lake. It is also a freshwater lake which is situated at 600m above sea level. Rupa lake is the third biggest lake in Pokhara valley.
Begnas Lake sits about 15 kilometers away from Pokhara. It can be accessed by options like bus, taxi, and cycling. You can catch a bus from Prithvi Chowk, Pokhara and it takes you about 30 minutes to reach the lake. Another popular option to reach the lake is by bicycle. You can hire a mountain bike in Pokhara at a cost of Rs. 800 for 12 hours. The road is fairly built, and you can even take your time to admire the morning scenery.