When you go on a long tedious trek up the hills and the Himalayas for durable hours and days, you do get to evidence the mesmerizing views and breathtaking beauty but you also have a weak and exhausted body. Your body calls for a good amount of rest and a re-energizing relaxation after the trek. Most of the trekking routes fall nearest to the city of lakes, Pokhara, located at the Western Nepal. Pokhara would definitely be the best place to refresh yourself. So here are few of the things you should definitely do to activate yourself back again.
Massage and Spa
The sore muscles of your body definitely would love the gentle massage that every second to third shop at Pokhara provides. From hot spas at hotels to oil massages at smaller massage parlors, this would be the best option for your body to relieve the amount of pain after your trekking adventure.
Most of us prefer to relax when our body has gone through an arduous journey. If not spa, yoga or meditation would definitely be the alternative. Thus for those who enjoy yoga and meditation, Pokhara is a city that gives you variety of options in this category as well. There are various branches of Yoga and meditation centers located at the Lakeside, Pokhara. Thus the next time you trek, don’t forget to check these places out for body and mind’s relaxation.
Evening Walk or Rest along the Lakeside
One of the best things you can do is go to the lakeside at the evening time, sit on the edges of the lake, watch the sunset and feel the cool breeze of air. Strolling along the sides of the lake with the changing color of the sky, the air, the music around is simply soothing and creates the best vibe and environment to freshen up yourself.
Enjoy Happy-hour Cocktails
Some margaritas, punches, Bellini’s or daiquiris would be of no harm to refresh your body at various bars and pubs at Pokhara. Sitting by the lake and sipping these happy-hour cocktails is also one of the ways to relax after the strenuous journey.
Enjoy Good Music
While some people enjoy quiet moments for relaxation, some needs good music for the rejuvenation. And what better place than the Lakeside for good jazz, rock or pop music? There are plenty of pubs that are lively during the evenings at Pokhara. So if you’re thinking of relaxing with a good cocktail and re-energizing loud music, I bet this is one of the best ideas.
A Nice Heavy Meal
Pokhara, a city of lakes is also one of the main tourism destinations of Nepal. Having said that, the city does not fail to surprise you with the number of cuisines it has to offer. Whatever nationality you are of, the city provides you varieties of authentic dish of various nations. Thus foodies who relax with every bite of food will get all the opportunity to freshen up with the food they probably craved for during the trek.
Shopping at the Lakeside
The woven and stitched clothes, bags, handmade gifts, jewelries, stones, pendants, pashminas and many more can easily be bought from the stores at Lakeside. For souvenirs, there are stores that sell fabrics to teas, coffees made in Nepal and many more. Thus shopping would also be one the options for the shopaholics to relax and enjoy themselves.
Thus, next time you have sore muscles and need some relaxation, you know where your stop is.
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