Pokhara is an enchanting city adorned with nature's finest manifestations, the glittering fish-tail summit, blue water lakes, gorges and deep ravines. It is the starting point for many of Nepal's most popular trekking and rafting destinations and is 200 km away from Kathmandu. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of the fish-tail summit of Machhapuchhre (6,977 m) rising behind it creates an ambience of peace and magic. The valley surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forest gushing river, clear lakes and the world famous views of the Himalaya. Pokhara is connected by air as well or by road from Kathmandu and Bhairawa, a border town near India. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagari, Manasulu, Machchhapuchhre, five peaks of Annapurna and others.