The Latest Guidebook to Pokhara

by Dave from The Longest Way Home ~ January 27th, 2016. Updated on February 9th, 2017. Published in: Travel blog » Nepal.

Pokhara Guidebook cover

The most updated and detailed guidebook to Pokhara, anywhere!

The first of my second edition guidebooks for Nepal has just been published. This 2017 edition marks the continued success of my guidebook collection which offer more detail, practical advice, reviews and maps than you’ll find anywhere else.

Nepal is a very different country to Thailand or Spain as such the standard guidebooks simply don’t cut it here. Moreover I’m here live in the country and am all too aware of the current problems. From fuel strikes and earthquake updates all leading to rapid changes to Nepal and the city of Pokhara.

Let’s take a look at why this guidebook is everything you’ll need and more!

Why is this guidebook to Pokhara better than the rest?

Pokhara city is Nepal’s number one destination for adventure activities, sports, relaxation and the starting point to the vast Annapurna trekking region. I’ve detailed all of these activities for you.Pokhara guidebook on an iphone

Pokhara is more than just the main Lakeside area tour guides, agents and other books concentrate on. There are other lakes in the area, towns and villages. I’ll show you where to find them and how to get there.

There’s more than just paragliding in Pokhara too. From skateboarding, to microlights, horseriding to waterballing and indoor soccer. This guide book includes all these and so much more. 

I’ve read the latest branded print guides to Pokhara and to be frank all but one are woefully out of date. The one that’s not simply doesn’t “get” Nepal. It’s missing the latest activities, hotels / restaurants and transport details. I’ve included them all.

I write independent guidebooks that deliver what travelers to Nepal actually need. Not what a company has time to squeeze into their deadlines and profit margins. My guidebook to Pokhara city delivers to you the city as it should be and can be seen. Easily.

That’s one of the beauties in this modern age of publishing. Being independent means you can actually give people what they need and what they want to make the most out of their holiday.

What this guidebook does for you:

  • Every activity photographed and linked to its location on a map
  • Interactive digital maps (click a photo or location & it will zoom to show you)
  • Cross compatibility from being printable to digital (laptop, PC, tablet, or mobile)
  • Interactive elements (no more endless swiping on your mobile or tablet)
  • The digital version works completely offline

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 Table of contents: + 57 pages, 12 color maps over 82 color photos


What’s inside this guidebook for you:

  • All areas covered from Lakeside, Damside, Happy Village (Khapaudi), Rupa Lake and Begnas Lake
  • Personally visited and reviewed accommodation for all budgets (high-end, mid and budget)
  • Personally visited and reviewed restaurants for all budgets
  • How, what and where to shop for souvenirs, jewellery and more
  • Transportation details (how to get around to everywhere listed in the book)
  • Annapurna trekking preparation
  • Lists & contact details of recommended trekking agencies
  • Where and how to get your trekking permits in Pokhara
  • 12 scalable color maps and over 57 pages of fresh original content
  • Easy to follow content that shows and gets you where you need to go

Pokhara guidebook on ipadLooks and works great on an iPad, iPhone, Android tablet, phone and in print!

What’s new in the 2017 Pokhara Guidebook edition

While I kept the 2015/16 Pokhara guidebook updated throughout the year the new 2017 edition offers substantial updates making it better than ever.

The biggest technical addition is the introduction of scaleable maps. What does this mean? Well, it means that now on any device you can now zoom right in with no blurring of the map. That’s nice when you are trying to accurately find something!Close up map detail of Pokhara guidebook

All the hotel reviews have been updated. I’ve visited and personally reviewed every hotel in this guidebook. I’ve removed some that no longer make the grade and added new hotels that do.

Restaurant reviews old and new have been updated. I’ve also eaten at every restaurant listed here. Every hotel and restaurant review here is 100% genuine and paid for by me with no one knowing I was reviewing them.

Transportation updates. Prices go up! Some bus companies fail, others improve. I’ve listed them all here.

New activities! Did you know Pokhara now offers waterballing, bicycle boats and indoor football (soccer). Likewise you can also find out the latest in the microlights changing to tour agencies for tickets rather than their own offices. Go golfing, play tennis or enjoy the new skatepark.

One of the fallouts of the 2015 earthquake and subsequent fuel strikes have been closures and a drop in standards. You’ve nothing to worry about, I’ve updated everything in this guidebook.

Pokhara’s best guidebook is right here!

This guidebook has been written by a traveler, tested by other travelers LIVE on the streets of Pokhara City and is now available to everyone worldwide.

If you are going to be in Pokhara then this is the best guidebook you can have.


Pokhara Guidebook cover


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There’s a personal 100% free update guarantee with every copy. If you buy the book and are not traveling for the next 6 months or even a year from purchase then just drop me an email before you fly out and I’ll send you a free updated copy. More details on the guidebook.

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22 Great responses to The Latest Guidebook to Pokhara

  1. Ann says:

    Looks great. I never knew about all those activities in Pokhara! When did the skatepark open? My son would have loved it.

  2. Markus says:

    Can you recommend any day hikes from Pokhara?

  3. Charles says:

    I received my copy last week is this the same edition?

  4. Gabby says:

    Great to see a new edition so soon!

  5. Jonathan says:

    Can I use this on our iPad?

  6. Anna's World says:

    Congratulations Dave! I’ve been watching your collection of guidebooks grow over the years. It’s so good to see innovation like this!

  7. Tam says:

    Looks great Dave, well done. Best guidebooks on the planet!

  8. Kenneth Raoul says:

    Awesome book with more detail than anything else. Lot’s of hard work obviously went into it.

  9. Jon C says:

    I bought the Kathmandu Valley book last year. A very detailed book I have to say. Certainly better than anything else out there. Will you be publishing a second edition to that book this year as well?

    P.S. for anyone wondering I can wholeheartedly recommend these guidebooks. They are very professional, easy to use and very detailed.

  10. Simon says:

    Just bought a copy after reading so much on here about Nepal. Best purchase I’ve made aside from the flight ticket! Great detail, well worth the money.

  11. Allison says:

    We bought this for our trip and found it to be so helpful. We went paintballing! Would never have known about this in Pokhara without you book. Thank you!!