Pokhara, Nepal – Lake Phewa Tal

Pokhara, situated a little over two-hundred kilometres west of Kathmandu, is a hub for trekkers heading into the Himalayan mountain range. For us, it was a stop-over on the way to the Nepal-Indian border. Pokhara  was a pleasant change from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. We spent our time wandering the edges of Phewa (Fewa) Tal Lake, lounging around with icy-cold Coca Colas, and at sunset, even taking a boat out for a dip in the lake. It was all very relaxing.

View of Lake Phewa Tal
Sonya photographing some cows, a common occurrence
Canoes moored at Lake Phewa Tal
Canoes moored at Lake Phewa Tal
Water buffalo enjoying the cool waters of Lake Phewa Tal
Water buffalo enjoying the cool waters of Lake Phewa Tal
A lone Nepalese with canoe on Lake Phewa Tal
A crow perched on a water buffalo
Water buffalo in a brawl in a sandbank on Lake Phewa Tal
Travis with water buffalos in the background
A man with a fishing net on Lake Phewa Tal
Lake Phewa Tal at sunset
A religious deity on the banks of Lake Phewa Tal
Travis in canoe on Lake Phewa Tal
Sonya enjoying the relaxing boat ride while Travis does the hard work
A cool swim in Lake Phewa Tal

The day after things were back to normal, with initial plans to travel to Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautama Siddhartha Buddha, but when we arrived in Bhairawa, the transiting town to Lumbini some form of strikes were occurring making no transport available. We stayed the night in the tiny town, making the journey across the border to India and onto Varanasi the next day.