First sun and morning fog over Pokhara, Nepal. Taken from the hill station view point, close to one of the world's most popular paragliding spots.
They say that Pokhara is the gateway to Annapurna, and if you intend on doing the circuit trek, chances are you will pass through here.
Pokhara sits on what was once an important trading route between China and India and many of the mountains around Pokhara still have ruins that date back to the 17th century. By the 18th century, Pokhara had become an important way-stop on the trading routes from Kathmandu to Jumla, and from India to Tibet. However, Pokhara was only ever reachable by foot - lasting until the first road was completed in 1968.
I spend 6 weeks in Pokhara based in North Lakeside. It remains one of my favourite places in Asia.
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