Pokhara is a major tourist destination: it is considered the tourism capital of Nepal in South Asia, mainly for adventure tourism and the base for the famous Annapurna Circuit trek. There are two 5-star hotels and approximately 305 other hotels that includes five 3-star, fifteen 2-star and non-star hotels in the city.
The city promotes two major hilltops as viewpoints to see the city and surrounding panorama. The city has recently been adorned with a bungee jumping site (the second in Nepal): Water Touch Bunjee Jumping.
Temperatures in summer average between 25 and 35 °C; in winter around -2 to 15 °C. Lumle, 25 miles from Pokhara city center, receives the highest amount of rainfall (> 5600 mm/year or 222 inches/year) in the country. Snowfall is not observed in the valley, but surrounding hills experience occasional snowfall in the winter. Summers are humid and mild; most precipitation occurs during the monsoon season (July–September). Winter and spring skies are generally clear and sunny.