Pokhara, the second biggest city in Nepal is the tourism capital of this beautiful mountainous country. Coming from the dusty, crazy Kathmandu you will love Pokhara, awesome riverside and mountain views from lakeside cafes, nice walks, and a chilled-out vibe. Many tourists that come for trekking in Nepal make Pokhara their base. Lakeside is the center of tourism packed with accommodation options, restaurants ranging from local food, great dal baht to fancy coffee shops, and good pizza places, and agencies selling every activity available.
Located on the shores of the emerald Phewa Tal Lake you can have amazing views of the lake and the snow-capped Annapurna mountains walking through the lakeside while dining or even from your hotel room. Pokhara is about a lot more than fantastic views and great food it is one of the top adventure playgrounds in Asia. A world-famous hub for trekking, abounding with hikes ranging from one-day routes to the legendary Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp trek. The spectacular mountains have become a playground for adrenaline junkies with a massive range of adventure activities; paragliding, bungee jumping, zip-lining, white water rafting, mountain biking, and canyoning being the most popular.
If you planning to do trekking routes that are not in the Annapurna region e.g. Everest Base Camp trek or Langtang trek Kathmandu will be a better place to be based for you.